The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 26, 1966
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Measuring Up Th« city's current •treet-building •nd dr»inag« program* have answered one question: why no one, until nowi •ver undertook an improvement project of this magnitude Before. The reasons are several There's no accounting for the weather and no office holder would want his foot eausht in the trap of public outrage which is bound to follow when block on block of streets ai'e closed and destroyed (preparatory to their rebuilding). We think the city should take comfort in the fact that most citizens do understand the inconveniences and that everyone is going to be happier about the project in another month or two. It might be, as one reader has called to point out, that the lack of warning signs (especially at night) in the Moul- trle area west of Highway 61, might invite the motorist who is not knowU edgeable about these things to become: A. Mired up; and B. Hostile. Of further Intereit to the city might be the flower* that bloom along •ome of these new itreeta. For exinv pie, Moultrie (from the highway east to the railroad) w»8 opened this week and it is a thing of beauty as far as the motorist is concerned. However, nestled In the Johnson Grass alongside the street is an old junker of an automobile, which, left to the mercy of the elements will be nothing but a pile of rust in another 100 years or so, Johnson Grass and assorted junk also border that splendid new stretch of North Broadway here and there, too. The time is especially ripe for the city to carefuly study its ordinances in an effort to determine just what might be done to make some properties measure up to these fine new itreets. /tote It dawned on me with crushing suddenness. In spite of my speaking voice with the LBJ refinements ("we're gonna continyuh . . ."); in spite of my Kennedy-«squ« nasality; notwithstanding my Caslro-ish proclivity to tilt at windmills; and although I am in keeping with the Lincoln and Truman trar ditions of homliness and. simplicity, I'll never make it as a politician, You've read and heard of the Man with the Golden Arm? Step up and meet the Man with the Tissue Paper Hands; the man to whom a handshake is like a walk through the valley of death. As a boy, while other little kids were out stubbing their toes, I was getting my hand caught in car doors. At the age of four and one-half, it happened for the first time when one of rny~ boyhood pals slammed the door of a 1929 Pontiao (corduroy upholstering and an Indian's head somewhere) on my band. The resultant pain is vivid today. Although I really don't hold society responsible; for the mistreatment of my hands during 40 summers on this earth, still, even as a four and ont>half year old, that door- slamming was the tip-off on how things were destined to go. Other people drop heavy objects on their toes. I always manage to hit a knuckle. Schoolboy and sandlot football and baseball players have arm trouble and knee trouble and shoul* View* Of Qtkert der trouble. With me, it was always a bent digit. Other people drive nails and mutilate the tip of their thumb, I crush it right in the joint. -• In college other people broke'their bodies while driving automobiles or pursuing careers in varsity or intramural.athletics, With me it was getting-a door slammed on my hand while making a rear e*lt escape from a culture den in Durham, (some Duke students took umbrage during a Carolina dialectic). And »p today, while other people predict changes in the weather by ihe swelling of an old football knee, or an old tennis elbow, or an arthritic toe, I know rain is coming by the throb of first this knuckle and then the other. Other people shake hands with John Watson and grimace. I shake hands with John, then quickly excuse myself for the sanctuary of the men's room where I weep quietly for several minutes until/the'-hurt goes away. On Judgment Day, if the Lord is not pleased with my stewardship on. this earth, doubtless my personal hell will consist of making my way down an endless reception line which will be manned by millions of politicians. . .their hands toughened by eons of hand-shaking personal hell. which just may be their -HAH. A Fine Morning, But... SaUfday morning was a very pleasant morning. On the way to work, we encounter* ed Mrs. McScroggins, and we mentioned the business of morning pleasantness to her. "Ah, yes!" responded Mrs. McS,, but just supposfrit rains this afternoon!" What is there in the human makeup that dictates we can only take pleasure in a thing on condition pf being annoyed if it turns out ill, as a great many things do each day? There should be a considerable reward offered for anyone who first reports finding a fellow (or a Mrs. McScroggins) with the secret of rejoicing in the good but troubling with its contrary «vil.—Huntsville (Ala.) Times. JACOBY ON BRIDGE -NORTH <a» *A ¥8764 WEST + AKQ62 EAST* 98743 »J953 »JO *K105 «^9T8 + 9-3--'- *«79 SOUTH A 10 5 2 VAKQ2 * A83 '•'* J 10 4 North-South vulnerable WeH' N£rtll EMt South 1A Pas: Pass •. 3V Pass PESS 4-V Pass Pass 5 V Pass Pass 6 > Pass j>ass Pass Pass Opening l««d—*K IV 4* 4N.T. 5N.T. South looked over dummy happily arid remarked, "It looKs as if we- didn't bid enough,' Then South played dummy's, ace, of spades; led a trump to his qu«en; friffed a spade; led second trump from dummy n fast as he could make the pl»y» East discarded a spade on that second trump lead and South slqwed frbm'his gallop to a complete stop. The stop did him no good, He wa> not..|oing to make leven, In fact he was not even going to make his contract. H« did givt the hand a try by winning that trick' with ttw king Of trumps; ruffing Ms last spade in dummy coming to his «\yn li^ with a club and pitying ic« i.nd deuce of trumps. This play ; would Jim ^orljwj If fest had started *itfi only thr M spadd but W«t h«d * fourth ipAdi wfeiofe JM prefltptlf took as the. setting trick. Usually we don't sympathize with declarers who talk when they should be thinking but this time we feel that South was slightly unlucky. He would have made a grand slam if trumps had only broken 3-2. On the. other hand we used to know a player Pessimistic Pete. Pete always \yore both suspenders and a belt and he. believed in playing as safely as-possible for his contracts. Pete would have made the hand because he would have let JJast's ten spot hold that first h'eart trick, He would have reasoned that suits can break 4-1 and that slams don't growo n bushes. After that safety play he would have been able to ruff both his losing spades in dum- iry; draw trumps and eventually discard his losing diamonds on dummy's clubs. ..•••^••••••••••••••••W? 11 * Show Beat .,.,.*»• Di(k Kleiner 'PICK A CARC>. Al^Y BIQSATT AND CKOMUY /N WASHINGTON Lin Piao: China's No. 2 Man Is Ride-Time Plotter By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper EnterPrise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) The announcement that Defense Minister Lin Piao is now Mao-.-Tse-tung's heir apparent in Red China calls to mind the Lin of 21 years ago. Lin's cave in Yenan was not very far from mine, Sometimes we would talk, He spoke only Chinese, but he had an interpreter who, like myself, spoke Japanese, Lin Piao was no peasant. He had an adroit brain. He was a disciple of the indirect approach ...of never hitting a target head-on. In telling of his experiences he was strongly impressed by what men could do with a few than the quality and number of his weapons. her easier to defeat. Lin Piao in Yenan also advp- In eight months he and I were; cated going slow on killing the in contact during World War II,! landlords and the bourgeois ~ Jour things were clear: He was able to build strong loyalties .in .the men. under Wm, He had a keen military analytical mind. He was always busy building friendships in the right places, He was leery about whom he trusted. Lin Piao was definitely a Communist. He objected strongly to those Americans who called the Yenan group only agrarian reformers He said strongly that Mao and all of the men around him were genuine Marxists — that is, Communists, But when we talked, Lin Piao was a pragmatist — not a rabid weapons against a greater force fanatic. In the Yenan days, if they had the spirit. there were Communists who His training methods were in- wanted to fight not only the tense and probably largely re- Japanese, but all western coun- sponsible for his military successes, But he believed firmly tries as well — because they considered them "imperialists." that an army must rely first on j Lin opposed this. He helped winning the political victories: sell the "left" wing of the Com- which set the stag? for mill-1 munists on taking Britain and tary victories. Therefore, an ar-1 the United States as temporary allies until Japan was defeated. He thought it useful to exploit my, he said, must first be political. He believed that a knowledge of what he was fighting for was even more important|ern powers and Japan — and. But whether he thinks now as the differences between the west I group. for the moment. He said that, temporarily, in ibis; time -^f-iemergencyivlth.:* 'Reds should go slow In forcing communism with too 'much ter^ rorism because the help of the non-Communists was needed to defeat the Japanese. Thus his attitudes in the Yen- an days don't jibe with the Chinese Communists Isolating themselves, from most pf - the rest/of, the world, Communist and non- Communist, as they've done these days. If Lin Pia thinks now as he thought in Yenan, lie would now seek out temporary alliances with some of his enemies in order to divide his enemies and weaken them. Lin Piao, if he thinks'now as he thought then, would make a temporary alliance of expediency with Russia against the United States or with the United States against Russia or with a group of other capitalist countries such as Britain, France, Japan and Germany if he could, or some other equally powerful By RICHARD M. »nd ROBERT B, SHERMAN For Pick Kleiner As most Hollywood musicals are taken from another medium, song writers rarely have the opportunity to wr|te an original mu«ica 1 for the screen. •••• • Our own "Mary Poppins" was the first original screen musical in six and a half years, In J9ti3 when Wait Disney saw the completed print of "Mary Poppins," he asked us : to see if there were musical possibilities in "The Happiest Millionaire," which writer A, J. Carothers was then p r e p a r ft g as a straight comedy, During the next four months, we sketched out 60 per cent 9f the musical numbers in the.pic- ture, We / presented t h e ;n to Walt, who approved'the prelim, inary work, Then we set .the project aside until he was ready to proceed with the production, In the year that followed, we wrote songs for nine other films. One reason why we e n j o y writing for films is that we can fit this musical score to. the stars who will appear in the picture, : .: ' With' the beginning of production, our creative work is done and. the song writers t'"°i "* as" consultants to the musical conductor and the director. By JACK ELLIOTT Musical Conductor and Arranger There,are really three stages to the preparation of music for a motion, picture. The first is the song writing. The musical conductor then preseores or prerecords the songs, reprises and dance numbers. These must be completed before filming starts, as it would be impossible actually to have an orchestra on the soundstago. During the shooting, the actors synchronize their lips and voices to a playback of the pre* recorded music, so that the tempo and mood of the number will remain.cpnstant, no matter how many,takes arii required,, During the original recording, each voice .is. Isolated .on a separate channel, ,'sp that edU tors and sound mixers can control them individually. Usually the vocalist conjeB. into an empty,studio and records his voice, wliile listening to a playback..of the orchestra track thrown earphones. This places additional stress won thff artist in his attempt to achieve his best performance) but' it is necessary for technical reasons. Perhaps the most challenging stage of work for:the' arrjmger comes after the motion p'icture |l;:<: canrleled production. It is i then His task to 1 weave the rriiiSi- • cal numbers'lnto an Underscore ' for the' dialogue sequences, . : ; '' ' ! !'luncr becomes 1 identified with a specific star..'or' person- ]f>| " ai'd'cah be used iri.. the !underscoring -to indicate 'the' presence or thought' of a personality, even if he isn't' actually on the screen.. The final underscoring of the picture is done on a souridst'a'ge, with the film belng'projecteij at the same time.. Thus, the. conductor can see and. hear., that the music 'fits' the '..mood' and timing of the .picture as it is being recorded. ' AH, in all;.;there'I; more at- tention'aid to vocals jn a motion icture.thao in airy other medium. Because they are an integral art of, the story, they must be precise, "perfectly in keeping with the .mood of the scene and dialogue, and timed so that they will feel right to the performer when he re-enacts them'before the camera. That's one of the things that makes our work so challenging and exciting By RALPH W. LOEW, D-D. Sunday School Leuon LONDON, ENLANGD — [fash-1 "Swinging the hymns, is too ( ion trend: More and more young| much for us to stomach," she strange, ways. and effectively. That Gosnel will not be concerned whether it's "with it," It will be an effective witness to the. idealism of youth Which is often expressed in wen are covering their ears. writes in the London Tegegrapii with their own hair'Not only the i'Worship is a different thing ..4m/ new M« Ug qutstian, M'. fViiWenf. When is Lyndt Bid going to fait Me big *ttp?" from entertainment, unless the local parsons imagine that their evaluation of the" Beatles will promote a frenzy of worship among young Christians. 'In addition, we have the Bishop of Woolwich saying that premarital sexual intercourse is all right in some instances of those who intend to marry. Round this off with some nice gay vestments and, man, we get us a real hep church." This 19 • year - old is only on« person speaking, but she represents the idealism of youth too frequently overlooked. There are how long these others are for no easy a.ns.wer» to the. problem this whirl. , s he raises' but there are ans- jearded beatniks who scorn the amenities of squarish conform' ists but thousands of others af- 'ect the flair for curls that trail over their collars. In England there are counterparts of those elegant dandies of the Rem- bandt and Van Dyke portraits. If this were just the rebels who gather at the statue of Eros in Piccadilly in London or who roam the streets of Soho, it could be dismissed as another youthful prank. It is more than this. When one sees on one hand the Londoner with bowler and rolled umbrella,, one wonders I considered this when two of these long - haired young men assisted in receiving the offering in a local church. It was goed to see them present, for "the church has lost contact with all [oo many of this generation. Vow what do you say to them? Miss Lauren wade, a 19-ytar. old London resident, believe* that the church has missed Its lhance because it has tried to be "with it" instead of stating a real meiufe. i wers. Top 'requentl) the church, the home and an older generation have, seemed to flee from an uncritical conformity to numb young people with nothingness. There is a way of life and the Gospel has something to say about the contemporary tltua.- lion, Tha,t way of life hai nothing ta do with the length of hair. It must deal effectively with the problems of today and demon- itraU Uut Goipej ucrificully Throwing darts is one of; the most popular pastimes in the British Isles. The game, which goes back to the 16th century, is played by about six million people. Of ttott one million are registered players organized into 7,000 clubs affiliated with the National Darts Association. It is re-' corded that on the way to' tSs New World the bored .TOirim fathers played tt darts aboard the Mayflower. Irilmlu Age -In Faber White of Osceola has been named Mississippi County Chairman for the 1951 Crusade for Freedom which begins La^ bor Day and continues through Sept..30. ' A recent bride, Mrs. Jack Webb, was complimented Friday by Miss Barbara Monaghan and Miss Betty Black at the Black home with an informal morning party. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Tomlln- son are now at their new home at 2125 Edwards. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roleson, Mrs. Russell Phillips, Mrs. 0. W. McCutcben and Marc Ford were in Memphis last night to participate in a duplicate bridge 'tournament. . Blythnville (Ark.) Courier News Friday, August 26, 1966 Page Four THE HLVTHEVll.l.t . COUH1BR NEWS , -.. THIS COUtilKh NWV.S W ' •H IV ffAINES PUBLISHER HARrlT A HAlNKt mutant --ublisher-edltui CAUL D HUMAN fl«lt Nation*) Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer C" Ne« Von. Chicaco Dntrnlt \tlama Memphis 8ecqnd-ola»s postage paid ! 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