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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1968
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Pif* T*»- Blvttwvffl* (Ark.) Courier News - Thurcday, April ft, WR's Cars Backfired «i: By JOHN R. STARR *.-Associated Press Writer tITTLE ROCK (AP)-Would you believe .that the man who owns one of the finest antique car collections in'the. world is not an antique car buK? "I'm not," says Gov. Winthrop Rocefeller and the manner in'which" he became the owner.of the. cars-now exhibited at the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain is a complicated story of backfired good intentions. At least that's the way the governor ;tells it. Rep. Wright Patman, D-Tex., has another version:, He. claims Rockefeller used the Rockwin Fund, one' of bis philanthropies, to obtain the cars and he hinted that Rockefeller may ! have abused'the fund's tax-exempt status in so doing. Not so, Rockefeller said in an interview. As a matter of fact, he declared, he bought the cars to keep the Rockwin Fund from losing money on them. Rockefeller responded to, Pa-t man's charges several weeks ago by saying that the Texas congressman had always been critical of the Rockefeller family ,and that he didn't intend w. get into a verbal duel with Palman. . He did not at that time go into great detail on how he acquired the 46 cars now on display, but he discussed the matter freely with a touch of humor in an interview with The Associated Press.. ; He said a friend, the late James Melton, came to Petit Jean in 1960 for an antique car WJCflO FRIDAY, APRIL 26 2:30 ALL ABOARD The Eyes Of Poncey Are Upon Us!' 3:00 JOURNEY Reel-Fun in Oregon. 3:30 TOPIC: MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS Industrial Arts.' How the Memphis City Schools attempt to-meet the'rieeds of industry in the community. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom, Huck, and Joe return to town for their 'funeral to the shocked surprise of the community of Hannibal. 4:30 CITIES OF THE WORLD Budapest. Continuing the series from N.B.T. 5:00 ANTIQUES Stemware. A display of early German pottery. 5:30 ECONOMICS A Way Of Life, Incorporated. The agricultural sector of the U. S. economy. 6:00 ON HEARING MUSIC The Viola III. A lecture-recital on the growth and development of the viola as a solo instrument. 6:30 WHAT'S NEW The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom, Huck, and Joe return to town for their funeral to the shocked surprise of the community of Hannibal. 7:00 ALL ABOARD The Eyes of Poncey Are U on Us! 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Reel Fun in Oregon. 8:00 AWARD SERIES Long View From A D a r k Shadow. A story of the present, past, and possible future of one foster child. 8:30 N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE Julius Monk's PLAZA 9. In Color. From New.York's famous Plaza Hotel, an hour-long program of one of America's most celebrated topical reviews, containing outstanding PLAZA 9 production as well as earlier reviews. 9:30 TO BE ANNOUNCED • ' •' Sun. WKNO SUNDAY, APRIL 38 12:45 THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Brahms' "Violin Concerto' and Colgrass' "As Quiet As" will be featured. Joeph Silverstein is soloist, and the conductor is Erich Lein doff. 2:30 ANTIQUES Clocks, Several unique clocks are shown, and clockmakers are discussed. 3:00 N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE Julius Monk's PLAZA 9. In Color. From New York's famous Plaza Hotel, an hour-long program of one of America's most celebrated topical reviews, containing outstanding PLAZA 9 production as well as earlier reviews. 4:00 TO BE ANNOUNCED 5:00 N.E.T; FESTIVAL Merely Players. Actor Barry Morse in a solo performance pays tribute to the acting pro fession across three centuries, recreating roles made famous by David Garrick, Henry Irving, Charles Mack- Jin and others. 6:00 AWARD SERIES Low View From A Dark Shadow. A story of the present, past and possible future of one foster child. 6:30 BRIEF To Be Announced. 6:40 PROFILES IN COURAGE Thomas Corwin. Senator Corwin sacrifices his chances for the Presidency by refusing to vote to ship supplies to American soldiers fighting the Mex lean War. 7:30 PEL Timely and informative. Live and in color. ihow, Melton, he said, owned an antique car exhibit in Florida. "He told me his collection lad been by-passed by the in-, erstale and he was losing his shirt and he was ready to sell," iockefeller said. , ... Rocefeller said he had been .ooking for .something to improve the general economy of ;he Petit Jean mountaintop where he lives and he envis- ioned an auto museum to serve the more than half a million persons who visit Petit Jean State Park each year. "I propoed that the Rockwin Fund buy the Melton collection as a money-maker," Rockefeller said. Negotiations started, but Melton died, problems developed over a tax lien on his collection and Rockefeller ended up buying the collection with his personal funds to keep" the Riockwin Fund from losing money on the deal. 'Several persons had given the Rockwin Fund old cars during the delay," Rockefeller said. "We had those appraised, and bought those, too. I own the whole works now, and .the Rockwin Fund is not out a dime." Rockefeller revealed in - the interview that the modernistic building which houses the museum was designed, so that it could be converted into a fac- work out. . . 'It's' not performing the way it should," he confessed. "If I found the right industry, I might lease the' collection to someone at Hot Springs." The museum already has had one industrial connection. Rockefeller launched a company to make antique tires in the basement, but it failed; /Patman also charged that Rockefeller!'.'used the Rockwin Fund to buy 50,000 copies of a biography of his mother, Abby Aldridge Rockefeller. Yes, he did, Rockefeller said, and again he bad to bail out tory if the museum idea di;|.'tUhe fund with personal cash. "Th» Rockwin Fund bought the books with the idea of selling them at'a profit," Rockefeller said. "But there was language iri the release we.ob- tained from the author, Mary Allen Chase, which did riot include sale of the books on the open market, so again an Idea to produce revenue for we Kuo,v\Vi,i i''und boomeianged." Rocefeller said all of this information has been given M Patman. R«afl Courier news classified* See Your MFA INSURANCE IRAK BUELL W. CARTSR, Agent 607 N. 6th Phone PO 3-3361 JACOBY ON BRIDGE The opening event of each national bridge championship is a nationwide charity game in which players all over the country play the same hands. These hands are predealt by computer and, since each player is competing against his own group, the top score for the country is likely to go anywhere and usually does go to some small town. This does not mean that the hands aren't tests of expert skill. Board No. 7 found East- West vulnerable and North- Sbuth not vulnerable, with West invariably starting with a spade pre-empt. When West started with four spades, North would double for business. South would leave the double in and, assuming any reasonable defense, West would make his own eight tricks and go down two for minus 500. He would be unhappy, because 500 is more than the value of a nonvulnerable game, but it would not be a total loss. The bidding in the box shows how a mere three - spade opening by West leads to a diamond slam by South. West will open the king of spades and, while South won't like his slam contract, he should make it. The play isn't really very complicated. He must win Uie gpade lead and play a trump. West will show out and South -NORTH 25 *AJ VAK95 . +AJ854 + A2 WEST EAST AKQ109S543A2 VJ6 VQ10872 » Void » 10 7 2 + K-J10 +9875 SOUTH (D) *87 4KQ963 + Q643 East-West Vulnerable West North East South Pass 3 A Dble Pass 4 * Pass 4 £ 'Pass 5 + Pass 6 » Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— A K will have to decide to endplay West if he wants to make his contract. The end play develops if South plays dummy's ace and king of hearts and times the whole play so that he will ruff two of dummy's hearts and eventually play out all dummy's trumps in Order to wind up with the jack of spades and ace- deuce of clubs in dummy and three clubs to the queen in his own hand. West will be down to the queen of spades and king - jack of clubs, and South will .throw West in with the king of spades. West will have to lead a ciub and Smith will make his slam. ONTGOMERY WARD SIMPLY AMAZING THE AMOUNT OF STORAGE SPACE YOU'LL HAVE IN WARDS BIO 10x7 STORAGE BUILDING NO MONEY DOWN $6 per month 420 CU. FT. 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