The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 30, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 30, 1966
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Spa: Silently Swinging From time to time, newspaper* and preachers and interested citizens shrug off Hot Springs because of the futility of it all. After all, we tell ourselves, they've always gambled in Hot Springs and they always will (not true). After all, an eastern Arkansas resident could argue, what goes on in Hot Springs has so little effect on me and why turn down all that yankee and Texas money. After all, probably they'll legalize gambling there someday and that will make everything all right. Illegal gambling in Hot Springs or anywhere else is not all right. It exists at the pleasure of those charged with enforcing the law. If they do the gamblers a favor, does it not follow that the gamblers then owe these agencies a favor in turn? In Hot Springs' case, this favor might be the special taxes the casino owners pay. No one knows. However, it is the first step toward the compromise of law enforcement. It is a step which no community should welcome and which no state government should tolerate. If illegal gambling is bad, legalized gambling must be not much better. The fact that Nevada, the para, gon to which the pro-Iegalizers are quick to point, is attempting even now to discover how its "legalized" gambling casinos operate is ample proof that gambling is difficult if not impossible to control. The fact that the Nevada Gamins Commission—-which is charged with this control—is having closed hearings on the situation is prime facie evidence of the fact that its investigation ia leading it into subject* which «re so unsightly and unsavory that they (the subjects under discussion) are not fit for public consumption. The Nevada Gaming Commission, in closing its hearings, is favoring either itself, the state government to which it Is responsible or the gamblers. The thread which runs through the fabric of gambling—legal and extra, legal—is The Syndicate, whose Black Hand may be touching far more than many Americans know about. In fact, it is interesting to speculate whether or not a gambling operation of any size can exist for long without feeling the influence of The Mob. Left unchecked, Hot Springs could become another benevolence for organized crime in America and, to be more specific, a benevolence for the Cosa Nostra. And how are things in Rot Springs at the present? Well, the city has just completed one its most successful seasons. Its relatively new convention hall coupled with its variety of accommodations have been assiduously promoted with gratifying results. Otherwise, things, at last report, in Hot Springs are silently swinging. The slot machines (illegal gambling) are operating in some small clubs. Conventional gambling has gone back room, or to the not-so-private clubs modus operandi. The gaming tables are not yet back In the plush casinos ... but word out of Hot Springs is that they're at the ready and may be back soon. ' (letter* to the editor exe welcomed. They ai» subject to tdlttar,, however, ao4 nuit be «hjne4. Elf natures will not oe printed at the reqneM •* the writer. Ho letter* win be returneo Dear Editor: On July 15,1 spoke before the Republican Associates of San Diego, California, on the subject "American Sea Power — Where Are We Going?" This topic was chosm because it Is my firm belief there is a very real danger that by the mid-1970's the United States •no longer will be a major world sea power, but will have abdicated its position of mart- time superiority to none other than Soviet Russia. As ranking minority member of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, I have been increasingly concerned in recent years about the direction American sea power is taking. There has been a shocking de- emphasis in our maritime efforts, both naval and merchant marine, largely due to the lopsided priority of the current Federal budget The Johnson Administration, being liberal to profusion where it ought to economize, i* sparing to the point of folly where it ought to spend. The general condition of the American Merchant Marine today is deplorable and bordere on being a national disgrace. It is obsolete, both physically and economically, since more than 80% of the ships were constructed during World War II and are destined to reach the end of their economic life within the neit five years. Yet it is the same American Merchant Marine which has been called upon by the Johnson Administration to go to war in Viet-Nam while the rest of our country remains at peace. Although it is meeting the shipping needs of our nation's security requirements, our American Merchant Marine has been severely strained to accomplish this end. Over a sea route of more than 8,000 miles, all the bulk petroleum requirements of Viet-Nam, 98% of all the military equipment and supplies, and two out of every three fighting men, are being transported by ship. Yet the. President's budget request for new merchant ship construction represents a cut of about one-third below the prior fiscal year's level of actual apropriation. Whether we have the requisite, national leadership to marshal and direct the national will to meet this expanding challenge at sea, and the foresight to provide adequately for the tools of sea power—fast modern ships and skilled seamen to man them—is a matter of utmost concern to me. I can only reiterate what I have said many times in the past. There is but one man today who can remedy the curent inadequacies of the government's role in maritime affairs, and that one man is the President of the United States. Sincerely, William S. Mailliard Member of Congress JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (B? 4732 VAJ10 *A84 4KJ107 WEST BAST 498 4AKJ10S V4 V8333 4J10953 «>Q73 *9 SOUTH 4Q84 VKQ876 Both vulnerable. North Eut South I*' U a*'" SV Paw «V Soujh considered a three no- trujflp bid on the second round but 'decided in favor of going to four hearts instead. When he looked at duminy he was sorry flbout his decision^ The only proWeni at three no - trump would be overtrjcks. At hearts he wa.s going to'have to struggle far hjs contract. East took hie ace and king of spades and led a third spade for West to ruff. West returned the jack of diamonds to South's king and South went after truroftf, He was going to have 46 decide how to play the club suit eventually. In the meanwhile He wanted to get as good count of his opponents' hands M possible. In any event it was up to Mn to pull trumps before (ring after the side suits. Vrtwo West discarded a dla- •Bond on the first trump lead South bed a mighty good start en lib counting. West bad start- ed with one heart and two spades so East originally had nine cards in those suits and only four in clubs and diamonds. If South could just find out how many diamonds East held he would have a perfect count on the club suit. This was no great problem. South played out all but one of his trump?. Then he led a diamond to dum my's ace and ruffed dummy 1 ! last diamond with his las trump. East had to follow to both dia mond leads. Therefore he hai started out with at least three diamonds. That accounted fo 12 of his cards. He could no hold more than one club. Henci South played his ace of club: and finessed against West's qqeen just as easily a; if he hat been looking right at it. Show Beat by .. Dick Kleiner [* •Yw wy yw/tt written «MtAer V«% of rte Dtlh'tl" BI03ATT AND CRQMLEY IN WASHINGTON Record of Red Egghead J OvJ Seeking Congress Seat By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Herbert Eugene Aptheker, candidate for Congress .from New York's 12th District, is chief theoretician of the Communist Party, USA. He has been director of the Communist party's New York School of Marxist Studies, where he taught American history and Theory of Marxism • Leninism. He has a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in history. Aptheker was editor of Political Affairs, the theoretical organ of the Communist Party, USA, and a member of the hoard of editors of Mainstream, the now dead cultural publication of the party. His special interest as a writer is Negro history, but he has written widely on a variety of historical, international and pol- litical matters. He has said that all his writing since 1939 or 1940 has been consciously guided by-what he thought was the light of Marxism-Leninism. He says that at present he earns his living by writing and lecturing., Aptheker was born July 31, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Aptheker, both of Whom were born in Russia. His father was a cutter in the garment district and later a manufacturer. Aptheker's crew-cut hair is grey. He's 5 feet 9 inches tall, has hazel eyes and a ruddy complexion. His build is heavy. He wears rimmed glasses and talks slowly. The Apthekers' one child, Bet- Una, was a leader in the University of California riots. She has said that she, too, is a Communist party members. Aptheker served in the U.S. Army in World War II in Europe as an information and education officer with a field artillery unit. He left active duty as a captain. His commission in the Army Reserve was revoked in 1950. StlVS ./ Dr. Trevor Weston in London nas called attention to a syn drome which he calls the alphabetical disorder. He stumblet onto this condition when he discovered that people whose surnames begin with the last 8 letters of tsie alphabet (the S to Z crowd) have a life expectancy of only 64 years in contrast to 76 years for the total population They also have a bigger susceptibility to peptic ulcer, hearl disease and mental illness. Dr. Weston believes that these Grange facts are due in large part to a life that is a series of minor frustrations. As children n school the victims lined up alphabetically for fiieir turn at james, presents and even party sacks. By the time their names :ame up the game may have wred the A - R group, the presents may have been pretty nuch picked over or the snacks may have completely disappear- id. Even when there was a fran- Ic call for fresh snacks, a gnaw- ng irritation had already started sending too much adrenalin hrough the unhappy child's sys- em. When it comes to seating ar- angements in school the S - Z ids are placed in the back of le room. Although the teacher may keep a sharper eye on tern to detect mischief, there s never any doubt that willy - illy the front rows are ringltd ut for the greater part of the Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Braadjtadt, M.D. personal instruction and come off with the better grade?. Over the decades ttie hours of waiting and always being last act as a time bomb and the cumulative frustrations take their toll. Whether Dr. Weston's conclusions are right or not his statistics make one stop and think. Perhaps in the future we should arrange our dajses and our society by means of a system of random selection or by drawing numbers from a hat. Q— Is it possible to have too much salt in one's blood? A — Yes, especially if you gal too much salt and too little water in your diet. The immediate result is an increased thirst. Your body combats this condi. tion by increasing the concerv tration of salt in your urine and decreasing the quantity of your perspiration. Since most person; respond to the increased thirsi by drinking water, the condition usually corrects itself. Q — Is Epsom salts harmful? A friend says it helps' her reduce water - logging by clearing the intestines of fluid. A — All laxatives should be avoided because they irritate tlifi xjwel and are the chief cause of colitis. There are other drugs lor the treatment of waterlog- ging that are preferable to Epsom salts. Please send yaur questions and comments to Wayne G, Aptheker says he will center h i s congressional campaign against ' "McCarthyism, Vie Nam and racism." Some of Aptheker's other pronouncements as the chief Re< theoretician in the United States follow: He has described the Civi War as beginning as an at tempted counter - revolutionary coup on the part of a desperate slave - holding oligarchy. He has said American Negroes are oppressed because o the desire of the ruling class to keep them subjugated for economic benefits derived from the payment of low wages. He has asserted the primary purpose of the Berlin Wall was to stop black marketing and "to stop the tendency of many who got a good education in East Germany to leave for th« West where they could get better pay and better jobs." He has claimed that South Viet Nam is being used as a testing ground for new techniques' in warfare by the Pentagon." Brandstadt, M. D., in care e| this paper. While Pr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. Yellowstone, which became the first national park in 1872, is still the nation's largest witji 3,472 square miles. A fjord is » arm « the K inland, resulUi inundation try severely glaciate* Many fjords are ingly deep. Some Norway is 4,078 feet Messier Channel in is 4,167 feet 'deep are cl shaped valleys, with' the lower, slanting part of .the U underwater. Walls of fjords often lise vertically for hundreds of feet torn the water's edge. •* ID II'IFIINMN (Art Director, "Dtwce Amerteu Kyle") **HOIXWCOD (NBA) The automatic question • per- so- ''a when he first meets an art vector seems to be: "Just what do you do?" It Is, I supose, a natural query. Some people have visions of a man directing a passel of sculptors or artiste much as a maestro conducts an orchestra. Others think art directors stand •round giving directions to men who paint seta - a false-front bouse or a movie living room Personally I like producer Norman Lear'* definition of an art director's purpose "An art director," he says, "conceives the 'look' of a picture." For "Divorce American Style" It was my task to create a look of today, a reality of this society, not a phony house or a hoked-up marriage coun- sellor's oflce, but real nouses and real consulting rooms- That is the way the director, Bud Yorkln, end .producer -writer Lear wanted the "lok" of the picture. This is not always true. Ttie art director i nthe case of "Murderers' Row." the current Matt Helm picture, for Instance, has used a nonliteral "look" for his sets because they heighten the excitement : n "Pivoree AMERICAN 3tylt" we needed absolute suburban authenticity and one way we were able to do this was to point up that Southern Callfor> nia suburbia depends body and soul on the auto. For example when Van Dyke arid Debbie Reynolds consulted their movie attorneys, Shelley Herman and Dick Gautier, we placed outside Herman's office, a multistorisd parking lot filled with cars. , This is the kind of thing Lear means by the "look" of a picture. ' .' One of the minor plots of the film is Jason Robards' determir nation to get his ex-wife, Jean Simmons, married off so AM he can stop Ms costly alimony payments. It was necessary here to design a home for Miss Simmons with a rather luxurious upper-mlddle-class look. This way the audiences can see, ia a material way, just what Ro- bardi hat been paying and what It would mean to Mm, financially, to get out of the payments. Thst is Another example of the "look* of picture. An art director's first move on agreeing to work on a film is to read the script. Then come conferences with the producer and director. What do they want to show, what do they want the sets to indicate, .etc.? Following these primary moves, He begins his sketches, mostly In color. He sketches everything from sn elaborate home/to a best up old car. Once the sketches are approved, they are transferred ter to blueprint form while more conferences take place.. Meet: ings with the clothes designer are most important because the wardrobe must mesh with the settings. The set decorator Is the msn who "dresses" the set, the man who must nuke sure the fumi- ture is. proper for a Beverly Hills mansion, for instance. The assistant director must work out a shooting schedule, together with the unit production manager, and they in turn toll the art director which scenes are to be shot first so that he can begin bis work at the beginning. The whole operation of making i motion picture, at least from my viewpoint as an art director, reminds me of nothing so much as a Infantry division stiff planning an attack. It requires the utmost in cooperation. IS -In BlythiYltl* The mercury hit 103 degrees sgain yesterday and today Is forecast from the Weather Bu^ reau in Litte Rock bears the cheery notation that there is no immediate relief from the beat wave in sight. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Heinicke are spending this weekend in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Knudsen will leave tomorrow for Lake Norfolk where they will spend the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. MeCall and daughter, Miss Judy, have returned from a month's vacation spent in northern Michigan. Mrs, Otto Scrape has as her houseguast, Mrs. Ctrl Fryer of Indianapolis, Ind. Blythevllls (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, August 30, IMS Page Six ffHI BLYTHlTVflLB COURIER TOWS rat couKiEK isirws co. a. w. RAINCS ruBLisHw BARK* A. BAINEI . AMtitut .'vbllilur-Hitaf PAIR, P, HUMAN Adnrttilni Manuel Sole National AdTtrtlilni Repmentatlre Wallace Wltmer Co. Kelt Tor*. Chicago Detroit Atlanta Mcanktt feeond-elm poiUfa p*M It BIJthtTille Ark: Member of the AliMlate* Proa SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier In the cttr of Blrtke. fllH or an iiiburban town where carrier urrice Ii milntsiaiS m st> week II.W per month. Bj mall wlthlo a raaiM el K mllti, 18.00 per rear HOO ler nx months, I3.VO fer three rnonthi by oat»\«« SO mile n4lui <lt.w per rear parable In a4Tan«. Mall inbicrtptlons are not accepted In townv and cltlei where The C«rler New* carrier lerrlct U maintained Mall inbicrlptjQM we parable In advance. NOTE! 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