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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 16, 1968
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The Crisis Makers \ That many-splintered thing, tin Arkansas Democratic Party, may be destined to suffer a complete and cathartic fall from grace before it puts tlie pieces back together in a meaningful fashion. At this moment, the party has either (a) two leaders; or (b) iftme. James D. Johnson, the man one would suppose to be the party's current leader, is saddling- his horse to lead the George Wallace charge of the jet age Dixiecrals. , Orval Faubus, the superannuated leader, sits in his Huntsville mansion and gives opinions, to which people seem to be listening less and less, in Spite of the fact that press and tele, vision (Mr. Faubus' foresworn enemies) continue to give him the only sustenance for his political life—exposure. Mr. Johnson then seems to be a non-Democrat (at least for 1968) while Mr. Faubus, first flirts with a Senatorial campaign and then a gubernatorial campaign and no one seems to get very excited about either possibility. Meanwhile, the old party organization is coming under steady - ^ withering crossfire. One segment of the Young Democrats Club i« threatening "revolution" unless State Chair- man Leon Cktlett convenes tttt committee. The YDC's at the University of Arkansas narrowly defeated a proposal calling for Mr. Catlett's resignation. Democrats for Arkansas, Negro groups and organized labor all are somewhat less than superbly happy with the State Democratic Party. For too long, the party at state and county levels, has been closed, if not by design at least by indifference. It has lost much of its appeal to the young, who, by the way, are being successfully courted by the Republicans ; and it is in need of a major overhauling which will bring it into approximate alignment with the national Democratic party. However, any student of political history is aware of the fact that change is wrought under crisis conditions. Another Rockefeller victory, another Britt victory, a dozen or so new Republican faces in the Arkansas Legislature and the crisis, for the Democrats, will be at hand. The trip into political despair is not yet complete. With the Messrs. Johnson and Faubus as helmsmen, doubtless it soon will be. Of Prize Winner ; Recently a young psychiatrist and a Playboy magazine staffer came to FayetleviUe and gave their enthusiastic approval to what they call a "new morality," which is what older folks who aren't turned on might call promiscuity. About 4,000 college students listened to this frank discussion. Were they shocked? Hardly. The only people who were 'are those like us who haven't kept up with what is going on. For instance, the two lee- -turers were entertained at a dinner on the -Fayetteville campus in what is called a Co-ed Complex, which quite simply, Is a men's dormitory and a women's dormitory separated only by a TV lounge and whatever is left of the old morality. No one is suggesting that there isn't a lot of it left, but it was interesting a Homecoming to take note of the'theme of the float that the Co-ed Complex entered in the competition. There was a large statue of a stork on the back along with the words, "We're Expecting," in big letters and "Victory over Texas A&M" in smaller letters. The float won a prize, too.—North Little Rock Times Buddy System • The Arkansas Supreme Court has spoken, land now — under oiir democratic form of gov- [eminent — the next step is up to the Arkan- |sas General Assembly which 22 years ago jcreated the problem in the first place by set:ting up such a politcially-inspired, insular i"Arky" limitation on any Governor's choice •for head of the most important executive di: vision in the administration — the Arkansas : State Police. "~ Aside from being more familiar with the methods of pressure politics out state has afeveloped over the years, what advantage r&es "10 years previous residence in Arkansas" give a State Police director? Is right, in 1JACOBY ON BRIDGE Arkansas, different from right anywhere else in the Union, or is it better to temper Arkansas law enforcement with Arkansas buddyism, like most of our actions in other fields? No, the only requirement should be that the director be an American citizen — not an Arkansaw citizen! The Legislature would do well to heed the winds of change in the voice of the people (for it is blowing) and straighten this matter out by eliminating the requirement for "10 years in Arkansas." (It might be better to require 10 years residence elsewhere — for the stranger coming among us learns our ways'soon enough.)— Clay County Democrat (Rector, Ark.) suit. Players don't always follow signals. But if he does it will be in spite of East's play NORTH *Q94S « 7 S 4 1* *J854 WEST «AST *3 * 107 ?KQ1086 #K103 +AQ92 SOUTH (D) AAKJ665 VAJ3 4K6 *78 East-West Vulnerable West North E«t South "Pass 2* Pass 4* "Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — If K .. the king lead indicates •either ace-king or king-queen, the ambiguity isn't going to hurt you often but it will hurt occasionally. West has a normal opening lead of the. king of hearts against the four spade contract. If; South takes his ace right a^cay, West will have no further problems. South is going to wind up losing two clubs and two hearts providing that East and West don't do something silly later on. Therefore, South is going to let West hold -that- first heart trick. It West continues the suit, South will have executed • successful Bath Coup (named after the resort of Bath, England, where some whist player is supposed to have made this play in the early part of the ijtn century) and will make two heart tricks and hi* eon- tract. "If East and West are playing : the old - fashioned lesd of king from either ace-king or king- queen, East ii going to play bit nine of hearts as a come-on. He will want West to continue with the ace and another heart to give a ruff. West may be smart enough to shift to some other suit, but West is more likely to continue on the as sumption that East's play of the nine was from ace-nine-deuce and not from nine-deuce. If East knows definitely that his partner has led from king- queen and not from ace-king, he will play the deuce of hearts. West may still continue the not because of it. Furthermore, it is perfectly possible that a smart W e s player would shift to a dia mond after his king of hearts held the first trick and a nim spot signal by his partner. Everyone makes good plays everyone makes bad plays. Al we know is that is is a lot easie: for East and West to find thi correct defense if East knows that West does not hold the ace of hearts than if East has to guess. ElfS WORLD ® im tr HI*. t*. "Doe'tbt fruhttiHi! Thh h a promotional gimir.lik fat ' ' " Ite ?EA<E FEHERl ,1 COULD HAVE $WOP>M IT W/tf A SNAKE. 1 BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Revamped Navy, Marines Pose New Soviet Threat By RAY CROMLEY NBA Washingtono Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) Soviet Russia's expansion of ler conventional naval forces and her creation of a .vigorous conventional Marine Corps may prove a greater threat for World War III than the .current strong nuclear missile build-up >y Moscow's • newly developed plans for vigorous, convention mperialisl - type probing of Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern soft spots. In this jrobing Moscow works with ambitious dictators eager to ex>and or with any other group which has prospects for increas- ng its power and is willing to join with the Russians for whatever reasons. These dangers are now being discussed in the greatest detail as the Defense Department and the State Department look ahead at tomorrow's problems. The greatest dangers, experts think, lie partly in the sharp confrontation of U.S. and Soviet interests in a given area. But they lie also in the fact that these two Soviet trends will increase the danger of U.S. and Soviet troops meeting face to face in future Korean- and Vietnam - type battlefields. The Soviet Union has been very careful in the past in most cases to keep its trops and its naval forces in the background, except in its border satellites. In Korea, for example, U. S. advisers, technical officers and NCOs were heavily disguised. In Berlin, most Russian harassment was through the use of East German troops. Russians have kept in the background in Hanoi. This Russian caution has the open meeting of Soviet and U.S. troops in battle highly unlikely. This situation now apparently is changing. Soviet military advisers in Egypt now work relatively open ly, Soviet warships are obnoxiously open in their operations and "buzzing" of U. S. warships in the Mediterranean and in the seas near Japan. The new Soviet Marine Corps is clearly designed for overseas operation. If and when Soviet and American troops meet in a future Korea or Vietnam, it will become more difficult to ward off a world war. U. S. military- diplomatic strategists say in backroom brain probing sessions that operations in such wars will require new-refinements in diplomatic and military restraint. This does not mean that if will be impossible to prevent World War III. First, the Russians have historically shown an uncanny ability to fight major battles with their troops without letting even bitterly waged campaigns lead into openly acknowledged war. In the early 1930s, Japan and the Soviet Union fought battles in which whole divisions were annihilated, yet nothing came of these battles. They never came to public notice in either Japan or Russia except as minor border skirmishes with bandits. Secondly, American strategists are attempting in advance to figure out ways in which this . type of confrontation can be I contained. the Doctor Says By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M,D. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association A mother asks how m u c h | that hangs on for more than milk a 2-year-old child should j three weeks, it is also wise to drink every day and whether ' see your doctor, [here are any vitamin tablets ! Q — Our 14-year-old son takes her daughter could take in place; Dilantin every night. Is this of milk. A growing child [drug habit forming? Does it should get three or four full 8- have any bad side effects? ounce glasses of milk a day. A - Tills drug is not habit She will get enough of all es- forming. Persons with epilepsy sential food elements, including take it all their lives. If such vitamins, in a well - balanced side effects as drowsiness oc- diet that does not incude any ' cur, the dosage may have to be milk, with one exception - cal- i reduced. Stomach upsels are cium. A deficiency of calcium j prevented by giving it after will result in softening of the I meals. )ones and teeth'. When a child doesn't like milk as such, she should get it in the form of cheese, ice cream or other food hat are made with milk. Q — Should my. 5- and 9- 'ear-old children see a doctor vhen sinus trouble first ap- jears or wait two or three vceks to see whether it will go way? A — There- is some sinus in- 'olvement with every head cold. f your child has an acute sinus- is in which drainage from a inus is blocked, he will have ever and severe pain and ten- erness in the region of the inus. For such a condition, be should be seen by a doctor ithout delay. For a head cold Jlytheville (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, January 16, 1968 Page 4 Q — Our 1-year-old son toes in when he walks. Can this be corrected? When would be the best time for this? A — This condition, pigeon- toe, when slight, is an advantage because it favors a high- arched foot and straight legs. If the condition is severe enough to interfere with walking, it should be corrected by inserting a Vi- to 14-inch lift in the outer (lateral) side of the soles of the shoes. This is done when he starts to wear shoes instead of booties Q - What is (he best treatment for a small child \tfio has a high fever, vomiting and diarrhea? A — Many acute infectious diseases in children start this way. The first step is to call your pediatrician, who will determine the cause and decide what treatment is needed. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G Brandstadt, M. D., in care of riiis paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS When Polish-born Joseph Conrad, author of "Heart of Darkness", joined the English merchant marine in 1878 he could speak only a few words of English the language of which he became a master, says The World Almanac. It was a strange decision for Conrad to go to sea in that his family was without nautical . tradition and his country .without a seacoast. Hollywood Highlights By BOB THOMAS AP Movle-TetevMon Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Is there room for another Negro film star besides Sidney Poitier? Raymond St. Jacques thinks so, and he appears one of the likiliest candidate. This month Poitier was named as one of the top 10 box- office stars by Motion Picture Herald, the first Negro to make that lofty list. There can be no doubt that Poiter is a solid moneymaker, but racial leaders have complained that his posi tion represents tokenism—that Poitier is the only Negro actor being given starring roles. St. Jacques would quite frankly like to occupy the same position. He seems ideally qualified He is tall, powerfully built with strong, pleasant features. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he was seasoned on the New York Stage, "The Blacks," "The Cool World", in television,. "Rawhide," "Daniel Boohe," "I Spy,'- etc. and films, "The Pawnbroker," "Mr. Moses.' This spring St. Jacques may well be helped toward his goal by an academy nomination for his supporting role in "The Comedians.' He makes no attempt to hide his eagerness for it. "I suppose I should be modest," he says, "but people keep saying I will get the nomination, and I must say I'd be delighted. A kudo such as that—the acceptance by one's peers—would be an enormous pleasure, making worthwhile all the sacrifices." The actor admitted also that the nomination would help him toward his goal — lead roles in major productions. That has proved elusive so far, although he enjoys costar billing in the forthcoming "Madigan" with , Knterpriae A*sn. 75 Years Ago —In BIythevillc Kussell Hays and Eugene Still were elected to the board of directors of First National Bank at the annual meeting of the stockholders yesterday. Mr. and. Mrs. Neal McCormick announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Saturday night at Walls Hospital. She has been named Carol Sue. Mrs. R. E. Green was the only guest when Mrs. James Terry was hostess to members of the Tri-Town Club for a luncheon at her home yesterday. Four new provisional members .of Blytheville Junior Auxiliary were -. honored with a luncheon yesterday at the Blytheville Country Club by the regular • ; members. Honored were Mrs. Worth Holder, Mrs. R. E: Green, .Mrs. Jerry Cohen and Mrs. B. F, Brogdon. Henry Fonda and "Green Berets" with John Wayne. "Producers still aren't ready to-cast a Negro in the major role of a film—except for Sidney," he observed. "And look how long it took Sidney to make it-15 years! "When a part does come along for a Negro, the producers insist on casting it'with an entertainer who has had two- million record sales or with the greatest athlete in the world. They are afraid to cast someone who is simply an actor. As • result, a Negro actor has to continually prove himself in role after role. "And though the situation is getting better for Negro acton, it is dismal for the actresses. Most good roles in pictures are male anyway, but there seems to be absolutely no room for actresses who are Negro. Take Diana Sands. She must be one of the finest actresses in the country. But she can't get « tumble in pictures." • WOKIDAIMANAD RACTS The fully grown grizrfy i bear (Ursus horribilis)! weighs 800 to 1,000 pounds. and some measure eight feet from nose to tail, says The World Almanac. Yet at birth a grizzly is a puny thing, blind, toothless, hardly larger than a squirrel. Only 60 per cent of cubs survive the first 18 .months of life;,-'" . CHK KtTOIEinJi COURIER NEWS tat -couitiEk Nans, co. H. W. HA1NES rtlBLISHBB HARRY * BA1NEB GENE AUSTIN AdverUitns Mma?«. Snle NauoiMJ Advertising Representative Ua Witmer Co. New IM*, . Detroit Atlanta MemplU-j Sf^onrt-chsi poitaie MM at Blythe»llle. Artt Member ol the Associated mm SUBSCRIPTION BATES 8; carrier In the dtj of JljvBe- rule or aaj suburban town wncra earner service It maintained 35c f>ol "eek J1.50 par month. B; mall within > ndltu of W ullei. ts.OO per rear $500 tor itt montns. $3.1*1 for tfirw montk:. b» mail, outside 5ft mile radius * nir year payable In advance. Mail subscriptions are not accept- tf '» tfwnr and cities where Tn« rotme.. • News carrier service r 11 maintained Mall .^tihitcrlptlhn* u* --In ftdnne*. NOTE. The connu twi responsibility fpl photofrapW mar.ascrlFts. . ehgriTinfs or nut* .ft witt, it for possible nnhl'eaHim. 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