The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 12, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 12, 1966
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Mr. Johnson's The Man Now There is a new heavyweight champion, as Governor Orval Faubus pointed out, of Arkansas politics. He is Jim Johnson, who now in effect heads the Arkansas Democratic party — this state's most important political structure. Mr. Johnson and only Mr. Johnsen correctly assayed the character of the electorate in Arkansas. Others, politicians and journalists, notably, misjudged their people and their political tastes. Arkansas is not a state £o." far removed from Alabama and Mississippi, at that. Other candidates thought it was. Mr. Johnson knew better and had his political hay in the barn in the first primary. ,_-W,ith the political astuteness (but jiot with the brilliance) of an Orval Faubus, Mr. Johnson put before the state's voters two campaigns. The first issues he tossed out were what anyone would expect from a fromer supporter of. the White Citizens Coun- : d\. His second campaign was directed : chiefly toward disclaiming part of the first and allaying fears of the sort .which proved so disastrous to Barry : Gold water, whom Mr. Johnson supported .in 1964. Meanwhile, he hammered away at the vulnerability of the •administration, which, let's face it, no longer holds its old charisma for the • voter.. It is interesting to speculate if Mr. Faubus could have held things to- .gether. There are ample indications ;that he could not have done this, as a .matter of (for Arkansas) strange fact. Through no fault (or no design) : of Mr. Johnson's, this chant of his was •recited against a background of trou- •blSd elements in northern and southern 'cities. These headlines served the ^pSnciples of the Johnson campaign— however irrelevant they may have .bejen to government in Arkansas. : f To say that the voter had no choice 1 ("siTou either had to vote for the ma- chine man or Johnson") is patently fatuous. The voter could have ridden along with the machine (as he's done for so many years)'in this year of all years ... in view of the fact that he could again evaluate Frank Holt in November, as many Johnson voters claim they will do with their man. Most Arkansas voters simply did not want to do this. They wanted a man who has not forgotten all the nuances of white supremacy, who promises to bring the Bible back to the classroom (interestingly enough, the Supreme Court decision on prayer carefully and specifically protected the use of the Bible in the classroom . . . the Bible never, in theory, has been out of the classroom) and who says he will not accept guidelines as set down by federal bureaucrats. For the record, this is the posture of Arkansas at the moment. Although it makes interesting political speculation, historically there is little reason to believe that Winthrop Rockefeller can do anything about this in November. Mr. Rockefeller's well- grounded campaign was designed to turn out the rascals. Mr. Johnson has done this. As a Republican, Mr. Rockefeller could appeal to the inherent Arkansas conservatism. When weighed in the scales of Mr. Johnson's conservatism, Mr. Rockefeller conies on like Bobby Kennedy. Mr. Johnson has preempted Mr. Rockefeller's platform. If the tide is now definitely turned in favor of Mr. Johnson it seems destined to run considerably stronger between now and November. The state's politicians are, after all, politicians. They are, also, Democrats of long standing. This tells us that most of them will be in the Johnson camp in November, Mr. Johnson's popular support once it is undergirded by the state's practical political apparatus, may be invincible come November. . A. friend, found himself recently in a rather •sticky situation. He had a plane to catch at 'Memphis Municipal and tethered his car in a desiccating parking place ... no time, you 'understand, simply no time. I On reaching his destination, he called his ;Memphis hbme and instructed them to re•move the car to another part of the lot which 'is, for a fee, payable on deplaning, evergreen. < "Please leave word where you park it, Neither at home or at grandmother's," the gentleman asked. He was assured this would :be done. ' On arriving hack at Memphis Muny, he telephoned home. No answer. Ah, but, remember, he had asked that they leave word 'with grandmother. He called grandmother. •Had they left word regarding where on the Sparking lot he might find his car? They had. And where might he find it? "On the left." "On the left?" "Yes. Either on the left going into the lot or on the left corning out, but either way, .it's on the left." ."This guy swears there are more than 2,000 cars on the Memphis Muny lot on a given day ... because he walked past each of them twice. * * * ; , .The second-floor hall at County Court •House here is a lively place on election night. Those who can't take it and give it either stay away or, as an alternative I found most attractive and'necessary, simply offer no opinions as the votes come in. One fine, healthy, husky farmer, for example, was sitting there and as his township's box came in-rstrong for Mr. James ; Johnson—he said, "There's a lot of us rednecks out there." This wasn't a bad one and, realizing 'that, he repeated it several times. "Oh, there's a lot of us red necks out there." The third repetition brought a rejoinder from an unhappy Frank Holt man: Show Beat b Dic BIOS ATT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON i lote A Dangerous Lawlessness Is Creeping Across Our Land "I don't know about that, but I've often heard there are a Jot of dirty necks out there." You see, man, if you can't play the game, are °P you don't want to start messin' around like lawless, you wanna be a player. * + * Everyone was impressed by Mr. Johnson's sincere expression on teevee. Actually, I think he was merely trying to read the teleprompter and his eyes probably are no better than those of us other members of his generation. This squinting at the teleprompter gave him a look of sincere concern. * * * Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, that Connecticut Yankee in Herr & rhard's Court, has been charged with chatting the cost of shipping his dog from Groton, Conn., to Washington. This' has become known as the Case of the Damned Dodd Dog. —H.A.H. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) A good proportion of the American people is hiding from some very unpleasant truths about itself. Far too often, public behavior of Americans is appalling. Many are openly and aggressively Others are basically lawless in spirit and, though they would not acknowledge it, jhave developed an incrediby high tolerance of crime and violence. Evidently they can feel neither shame nor shock. Short of the grosser offenses against their fellow Americans, many have made trespass and other invasions of privacy virtually a way of life. They are arrogantly ill - mannered on he highway and in every public place. They are uncaring and j ihavior into excuses for it — as (Chicago's scholarly police chief 0. W. Wilson, points out. In a nation whose political system is founded on the will of the electorate, some Ameri- WE'RE told that more than half of the master bedrooms now being built have two closets—but this would still leave the husband with no place to hang his clothes.—Columbia (S.C.) State. FORESIGHT is no good if you're looking in the wrong direction. Many a man stariog straight ahead has had his car struck from the side.—Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel. IF YOU want to find out who the hostess is at a cocktail party, put your wet glass down, on the antique furniture.—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. ACCIDENT reports indicate that most speeding is done by people who aren't going anywhere anyway.—Wall Street Journal. CONFIDENCE is that absolutely assured feeling you get just before you fall on your faee.-rSpa.rta Ishmaelite. JACO1Y ON BRIDGE NORTH AJ48 1> • KQJ0S *74 WEST E*8* AK107S £812. VJ108 *??A? • 842 4A106 SOUTH (D) AA.96 VA4S • 73 #AKQJ2 Efit-WMt vulnerable Wat NartH KM* South Pass 14 t»s» tvr.r. Pis* 3N.T. Opening le»d— V S. There is a great advantage in holding the deuce of a suit. When you play it your partner is sure that it is your lowest card. Soutb's two no - trump rebid is standard as is North's raise to game. West longest suit is spades and if he opens it South will have no trouble bringing in his contract. South will play low from dummy, if East plays his queen of spades South will win with the ace and make five odd since the jack «f spades will become an extra entry to dummy. If East makes the brilliant play of the eight South will get two spade tricks instead of one and vrill collect five clubs, one diamond and one heart besides. West should open the jack of that hfe is likely to find his partner with at least four hearts anc ten - eight lead is the jack attractive. If West opens tlie jack hearts, South should play from dummy. The queen wil be good later on had the lead been from king - jack - ten East should signal with the six spot and South will win with the ace. At trick two South will lead > diamond toward dummy anc West will play his deuce. Easi will immediately be alerted to the fact that West holds an odd number of diamonds. With two diamonds or four West woulc start an echo with a high dia mond. Later, when South plays a second diamond, East will wir that lead with the ace. South will b« shut out of dummy for- tver and, assuming 'the defend- ed "black power" advocate and chairman of the Student Non- Violent Coordinating Committee, was this: * "We've got to let them (the HOLLYWOOD (NBA) The scene was the plush stage of a plush night club. On stage, a plush blonde in a flowing white gown was putting on a hypnotism act and among her on-stage subjects were, Debbie Reynolds, Van Johnson and Eileen Brennan. What made the scene parti- curly interesting was that the hypnotist was for real. Playing the part was Pat Collins, who puts people under in the top night clubs. Producer Norman Lear and director Bud Yorkin were trying something new with this scene. They were going to photograph Pat's act - with Debbie, Van, Eileen and five previous Collins subjects - straight through. Rather than do it in bits and p i e c e s, they would shoot it for however long it took — 15 minutes or so - with three cameras. So they were going through an all - morning rehearsal in order to acquaint cameramen and soundmen as to what to expect: The scene is an important one in the movie,"D i v o r c e American Style." Pat had met the three principals during a before - shooting meeting. Debbie had declined to be hypnotized - she wanted to be aware of what she was doing in the scene, since she was supposed to go under and do a semistriptease dance. But Van and Eileen proved to be good subjects. ]js In fact, Van asked Pat to cure him of his smoking habit via hypnosis. Afterwards, he quit smoking just like that and hasn't smoked since. For good measure, she threw in a suggestion that he cut down on his food intake, too. He's doing that, as well. cans are pretty close to saying j white community) know that that there is no individual will when they arrest one of us in and no personal responsibility, our community, we're going to The offender is always the crea- move to disrupt this whole coun- ture of forces: "He came from a broken horns ... He was a deprived person ... He was unloved ... He blacked out." try.!' The consequences of turning freedom into anarchy are written large across the face of this country - in shattering, Some probers into conduct death - dealing riots, in a rising • ** r „,„;„,,* ..nln +liof tha mncf tin- seem to stup just short of arguing that crime is human and, hence, democratic. Indeed, the ennobling cloak of the word "democratic'' is today being thrown over all manner crime rate that the most unemotional public authorities think spells crisis. If it is the crisis they say It is, then the hiding from ugly trutbs cannot continue much of licentious behavior. The word j longer. is being defined to mean: "I am to be left alone to do or say anything I please, re- ndifferent toward the r i g h t s j gardless of the consequences to and needs of other h u m a n j others." aeings. i Any interference with such The courts of this country are unbridled behavior is being currently embarked on a pro-1 promptly labeled in some cir""and those cess of reinforcing shaky indi-jcles as "undemocratic" vidual freedoms. But while they even "fascistic." Some of are about it, countless Ameri- :ans are turning freedom into license. The reassuring words "only a minority does these things" will no longer suffice. Misbehavior, up to and including the breaking of laws, is a commonplace in 1966 for many millions of Americans. The numbers involved are frightening. There is almost no place to escape the depredations. Pat also told Van that whenever she touched his forehead, would go under. She felt it would simplify her work in the scene. Might as well make it easy on herself. They were rehearsing and Pat ; touched Van's forehead, and.; clunk, his head sagged to ene ;; side and he was out. So it • wouldn't be a total loss, s h e ;ried out the gimmick she would use in the actual filming. She put him in what she calls a- cataleptic state —all his muscles taut — and stretched him between two chairs. When she woke him up, he.' looked around and grinned that, boyish grin and said, "?oy, Pat, I'm going to kill you for that". They didn't acutally film the induction scene — Pat putting the cast under T- because they; were afraid the cameramen, might go under, too. To say nothing of audiences in theaters, all over the nation. !: As it was, her work had interesting side effects. Frances Lear, the producer's wife, got a violent headache. Pat said that was because she was fighting, her. Pat put her under, got rid of the headache and then -Nor-' man made her go home. , Pat has only been in show business for five years. Like Phyllis Diller, she had been performing at parlies and then decided to try it professionally. Actually, her real name is Oil- len and she changed it so it wouldn't be confused with Phyl- She wants to act and this Is a big break for her. It's her first movie and it's a big one so it should help her get what she wants. Actually, watching her work. I wasn't effected at all. I always hoc around like a frog when I work. 75 Years Ago -In BlytheviHe Aug. 12 . Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lutes are spending ten days in Chicago and Canada. Among those in Memphis last night for the All-American high school football game were Claude Kolwyck, Haywood Hardy, Frank Whitworth, Jack Rawlings, Miss Donna Johnson, Russell Moseley, W. H. Pease, Edsel Harber and George Clark. Mrs. Charles Langston and family of Number Nine have as theii guest, Miss Sarah Bastin, of Central City, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Joe Layton have as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Layton, of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Garner and daughters Gayle and La jean have spent the past several ays in Memphis visiting rela- ives. I they are bound by no law or irule they iiad no part in mat They exhibit a contempt for]ing. They accept no authority authority which is destructive of j but their own constantly shift- freedom. They really do ri o 11 ing opinion, think that any kind of hamper-1 Some Negro leaders frankly justify lawlessness and violence done in the name of their rights. A few appear to contend they are above the law. mysteries' of human j The most startling comment they have begun to made recently in Chicago by brilliant young fools at Berkeley I He who says the peril to a sane and other campuses argue that | society is exaggerated is whist- ing, uncomfortably, disagreeable la« ought to apply to them personally. In an age that is probing deep into the conduct, ling past a graveyard loaded with people who thought "it can't happen to me." One of the truly comic notions of the aga is the idea tbe American people are constricted by overorganizalion. Beneath the top - heavy weight of big government, big business, big everything, millions are managing ingeniously to live nearly unfettered in increasingly danger, •,.,.. , convert explanatinos of misbfr | Stokely Carmichael, hot - head-1 ous and destructive chaos. Sunday School Leuou- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. How seldom a person really,ideals, a slow alienation from changes! It's astonishing to see the rationalization, the little dodges, the excuses that shield us from confronting any radical what he'had really believed. I is still an impossibility. We ' can't imagine it happening to us. A person can resist taking a fresh look at his life and habits of thougt explaining himself as one who has convictions. Ha- 11<3L lie lldu t canj wi-m-iv.**. • . ... Instead J o n a t h an went treds can be. made to look like through a shattering experience .pieUes Either that, - -6 . . . . °., £ i hiirv the ciiiiahnn sn of coming to himself. Recount- change or maturing growth. As ing the painful experience later, a matter of fact, all to many!he could only say that it felt people never expect to change. That happened to Jonathan Jones. He had thought of himself as a kindly, helpful and civilized gentleman. He would have denied the possibility of personal prejudice. Yet Jonathan came face to face with the predicament. He had gone to Israel with a study group like being born again. He could never be the same again. or he can bury the situation so deep wit'.v Jn himself that he's shocked to meet himself. How seldom a person really changes! Yet, when that mo- T „ , , ,, ment conies, there is the pain Jonathan is a kind of parable | Qf bjrlh a|)d the emergence ot a for each of us. It's easy to take | d , bej f» "lm»fl tno nt« lA<timn^o fl arll_ .. < That hope of renewal, rcgeir eralion and redemptive change is the hallmark of personal a "love me or leave me" attitude. It's disturbing to confront a change of residence. It's more difficult to change one's mind. growth. It's an awakening to To acknowledge a wrong point ^ W| , 0 (h (akci]i the wrong of view and to rid self of an| idea nurturedi the wrong dream Listening to lectures, visiting in!ancient wrong is like being bonij lj)vc( | libraries, steeping himself inlagain. ! - ' more than a casual look at ai Jonathan had a forerunner fascinating country, he felt aj name( j Nicodemus. When Jesus discomfort that grew daily. i suggested that he be born again, Jonathan said, like being born That's painful. For birth is painful. To have recognized the possibility in one's sslf is, as It became a climactic situation as ht recognized in him: self an ancient anti - Semitism that shocked him. At thai point, he could I'a've decided to leave en don't get careless with their I Hie situation unchanged. To have practical rcalisl thai he was.! aea j n T O change is a crisis in he looked astonished, asking how. S eif . esteem. It's the hopeful he could return to his mother's vprnb!"Yet.'somewhere along the 'way Nicodemus was reborn emer^in? as a new person. He spot cards, South will be held!done that' would have ration-jwas born again. i wesi Simula open me jacK 011 s|jui emus, ouum win DC ncra done mai wouiu n«v<s H»UKH- "no "»••• - 0 —•• I hearts. The bidding indicates j to a total of eight tricks. lalized a compromise withj For all too many of us this threshold of a new person-hood! Blythcville (Ark.) '-ourlei New.« Friday, August 12, 1966 , Page Four THE 8LYTHEVI1.LE COURIER NEWS THE COURIEh NBWS CO. H. W. 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S3 (in for three mouths by mail outside 50 mile radius «1|.(W n?r vear payable in advance Mail subscriptions are not accepted in towns and cities where Tbe Courier News carrier service Is maintained Mall subscription* »rt payable in advance M)TE: The Cnurif.T r»ws tssumei no responsibility for photoRraphs manuscripts, engravings or 'mats left with it for possible publication "Sunshine State" Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Southern state 8 Soprano trills 12 Establish in a place ISDrisdup 15 Muse of poetry 16 Crossbeam (arch.) 17 Conger 18 Seasoning 22 Historical periods 23 Snare 25 Grape re/use 27 Boundary (comb.'form) 28 Natives of a continent , 31 Florida resort (2 words) 33 Personal pronoun 34 Late actor, Alan 35 Exclamation of sorrow 39 Imported cheese 41 Mediocre 43 Fermented drink 44 Roman household gods 46 Horseman 48 Quartz variety 50 Relative 51 Florida .city (2 words) 53 Tales DOWN 1 Shoal 2'1'rc-- :al lily (var.) 3 Mineral rock 4 Egyptian sun Rod 5 Possessive pronoun 6 Singing group 7 Brazilian macaw 8 Kitchen tool 9 City in Florida 12 English nisnorial cnurt 14 Actor, - Arnaz 19 One-celled animals (var.) 20 City on the Rio Grande 21 Groups of three !)' 21 Friend (coll.) mo-T.Lain 26 300 (Roman) 33 Aid 292,050 (Roman) 3G Burdened CO Exclamation 37 Coeur d' of surprise Idaho 42 Speechify 45 Soolv m: !'.^r 47 Garden 40 Gon? by 50 Gree : -: ."tier 52 Chal 'cnn city iBib.) 31 Bicycle parts ' 10 Region* in Spain 40 Western 38 Spanifli 11 Cuts in two landmarks mura};''

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