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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 9, 1966
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The Temperate Approach The problems of our times are not ordinary problems which can be dealt with by ordinary men with simplistic solutions. The best government •— whether local, state or national — accrues when men of intelligence and goodwill put forth their best efforts to to bring solutions to problems affecting their people. Governor Orval Faubus often demonstrated this during much of his later years in office. His governmental problems evidently arose from an aging administration which found some of the key members growing careless. One problem, which is not new, lias been evident in America for over a naif a century. This came about when Congress began authorizing the Creation of federal agencies which were given discretionary powers. There are details of federal programs which defy being spelled out in law. These details are left to the discretion of the agencies which administer the programs. Sometimes the going gets a bit sticky. Federal agency regulations at times have appeared to be unfair and/ or unworkable. When any citizen feels strongly enough about this (and American business and industry often have during the past half century), they may appeal to the federal court for relief. This is what Winthrop Rockefeller proposed this week in his first televised appearance of the general election campaign. Mr. Rockefeller proposed that federal guidelines which hav* been handed down by a federal agency should be tested in the courts. Until they are, they are the law. Really, it it the function of the Federal Court (or perhaps the Supreme Court) to determine if the U.S. Office of Education has followed the Intent of Congressional law makers in drafting guidelines for public school integration. Traditionally, this is the manner in which laws are tested. It represents the intelligent approach to matters of law and government. This is something different from what's going on down in Alabama, There, in a special session, the legislature has approved of something: which at first glance seems to roughly parallel nullification or interposition. The State of Alabama proposes to stand between its individual school boards and the United States government. This, presumably, means that the full resources of the state could and may be used to intercede in any agreement which a local school board might effect with the U.S. Office of Education. The new Alabama law premits its governor to call out state troops, if he sees fit, in order to preserve the status quo in public schools. Of the two approaches—both offering insistence to federal bureaucratic fiats—certainly the people of Arkansas (most especially, the people of Arkansas) can appreciate the temperate, realistic suggestion of Mr. Rockefeller. tlole 'I SEE THEVR6 BURMlW IN! cHiN)A,Toa" "You may talk of gin and beer "While you're quartered safe out here..." -R. Kipling •*••*•+ "But in South Carolina's sunny clime "Where I used to spend my time "In the service of the United States Army, the President of the United States, a colonel, a swagger of majors and captains and one particular first sergeant, we had this game we used to play . . ." A couple of us played it. There was a naturalized Serb, a song and dance man from Oklahoma and a math major from New York and we played "Mickey Mouse." "Swing and Sway with Sammy Kay," the Serb might throw out. "The Romantic Style of Riiss Carlyle," the Okie would answer. And so it would go. Only the most devoted students of the mediocraties of popular music were still in there slugging at the end. My personal list of these non-stars of yesteryear was enlarged somewhat about a year ago when an ex-Marine confessed that he played the game once with a service buddy. .-So settle back there folks and reminisce atfout all this music you've been missing for the last decade or so; like: Jan Garber, the Idol of the Air Lanes Carmen Cavallero, the Poet of the Keyboard • Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythms Enoch Light and His Light Brigade Kay Kyser and His College of Musical Knowledge Henry Busse and His Shuffle Rhythm Phil Spitalne and His All-Girl Orchestra Ina Ray Button and Her Musical Men Art Castle and His Castles in the Air Glenn Gray and the Casaloma Orchestra Wayne King, the. Waltz King Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights George Hamilton and His Music Box Music Harry Owens and His ... and His ... His Pineapple Sundaes? * * * The "best* 'song played by these bands (known in the trade as "tenor bands" because of the lead saxophone, which had a trembling, nervous quality) was not "Stardust.". Their song was "Josephine," which gave a hic-coughing reed section a chance to really throw themselves into their work. •'•". : --"-'7 •*'-'• * * (Footnote No. One: The spelling of some of the above names is purely phonetic and is not vouched for. Footnote No. Two: Some of those bands listed above really don't properly belong to the genre under consideration but were associated with the hotel circuit of the 1930's and 194Q's. Footnote No. Three: George Hamilton is the father of the young actor of the same name and once lived here briefly. Those who knew him recall him as one of the really good guys. Footnote No. Four: Of all the tenor bands, one survives and prospers. That is the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk, who's music has undergone considerable modification since his days at the Trianon Ballroom!) JACOBY ON BRIDGE WEST NORTH AJ974 V763 • Void * AK J965 EAST AAQ62 4853 V J VQ104 > KQJ865 + A 10 9 32 4,73 . *84- SOUTH (D) A K 10 » A K 9 8 5 2 « 74 #Q102 Neither vulnerable West North East South IV 2 » 3 A 3 » 3V 4. 4 4V Pass Pass 54 5V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 K Correct trump management frequently leads to the use of safety plays. These are designed to give declarer the best chance for his contract rather than the best play for a lot of tricks. South did not care much for safety plays. He ruffed the diamond lead in dummy, led a trump to his ace, ruffed his last diamond, came back to his hand with a club and led his king of trumps. When East showed but, South led a third trump to East's queen. East led a spade, and two spade tricks set poor South. South had the bad fortune that so frequently attends careless declarers. If trumps had broken he would have made seven; if West held the long trumps or if East held the spade honors South would still have made his contract. A lot of ifs, but a sure thing is always better than a chance. When East played the four of hearts at trick two, South should have made his contract as safe as possible by playing the nine spot. West would make a surprise trick with the jack but th6 bes c he could do after that would be to cash his ace of spades anc keep South from making an overtrick. This wasn't a perfect safety play. If East happened to be void of clubs West could give his partner a club ruff. On the other hand, a 3-1 break is a common occurrence; a 4 - 0 break an uncommon one. "Ths emotional impact of Ms *»n work is just too much tu himF BIOSATT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Red Edict: Death Is Price Of a Vote in Viet Election By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) September 11, election day in South Viet Nam, will be a major test of. Viet. Cong power. • For the first time, on one day all over South Viet Nam, the Communists have decided to put their chips on one co-ordi- nated objective — to keep candidates from running and people from voting. This is disclosed in a series af agent reports and captured documents. The Viet Cong leaders have decided that if they can frighten off most candidates and m o s t voters they will convince t h e Vietnamese the government is weak and that the VC are the real power in the country. The captured documents and agent reports don't make it clear how the Communists expect to explain away failure. For a heavy vote on Sept. 11 — despite widespread Commu^ nist terrorism to keep Vietnamese from the polls — will expose Viet Cong weakness. How far the Communists are willing to go is shown in these documents, agent reports and open sources : In Binh Tuy Province, VC squads entered villages, told the people they would be murdered if they voted. Jn a.' hamlet in Long. Khanh Province, VC agents told the people they'd throw grenades into voting booths on election day. All the Inhabitants of a village in Hau Nghia Province were assembled by VC cadres and told that all who voted would be decapitated. In Long An Province, VC officials issued orders to their cadres to block off roads leading to the polls election day. Guerilla units were ordered to gather near polling places and cause confusion. In Binh Thuan Province, the Communists held political indoctrination courses for VC agents. These cadres were to return to their VC hamlets and conduct 10-day courses in election disrupting techniques. These courses included instruction in invalidating ballots and on printing false ballots and false voter cards. Cadres were sample reports from captured I ordered, to follow through elec- tion day with harassing gunfire and armed attacks on the polls. Other hamlets report the VC are. forcibly-.taking voters' registration cards. Without them, the people cannot vote. ".' ~-f ''.*' '*:-"-: : -fr /; : -- : ~ '• A VC bomb thrown at a pre- election political rally - carnival at Hue killed 26. But some Viet Cong attacks have backfired already. The Communists raided a political party headquarters ; in Quang Tin Province, killing par- ty.Ieaders and wounding -the leading local candidate so badly he lost both legs. But this tough candidate has sent word he intends to run anyway. Most eligible adults 18 and over have, registered for the election. Out of a total adult population 18 and over, estimated at 7V2 million, more than 5 million have filled out the pre- election forms. Most not registering live in Red-controlled areas. If the VC fail in their, efforts, after having made the election a terrorist issue, they will have committed a political blunder of first order. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Twenty years ago, Frankfort. Berlin and hundreds of other cities were in ruins. To see them at that time was not only to weep at the destruction of architecture; it was to cringe at he al builder's suburb; these houses were built by the. community and the people have construct ed a new environment for freedom. The bricks were made of clay ruined lives. Man walked with and rubble; tne dreanl wag shuffling feet and stared through skeletal faces with unlighted eyes. At that time I knew a man, as gaunt and suffering as the rest but with a flame burning in him. Otto Fricke had defied Hitler, had suffered in his homeland and had believed in 1948 that he could assist political refugees. He wanted to build a village from the rubble af Frankfort. Seldom have I seen 3 man more captivated by a great idea. The place reeked of hsll and he talked of heaven. Recently we returned for our Ihird visit to Hellsberg near Frankfort. The neat homes now louse 4,000 persons. The gardens are prosperous and the whole area is a place of peace. It is hard to believe that nil of this has come to pass in 20 years. For this is no profession- Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt Friday, September 9, 1966 Page Four made of faith and hope. .The little church, financed by a congregation of American Christians, is now outgrown and a new church towers on the ridge overlooking the great plain that stretches into Frankfort. I wondered whether the same burning faith would glow in these more affluent times. This is why the story needs to be known and retold, for it is another evidence of undefeated faith. History is replete with the stories of men who were heros under the pressure of some ca- jlastrophe. We are driven by the compulsions of events outside of us before we are compelled by the faith within us. If an Otto Fricke can burn with a faith that built a town in a time of disaster, some of us can burn with » faith to save a town from disaster. If a man of courage can find way to transform the rubble of q broken city into new honws for refugees, s«me of us c?n find a way to transform the broken dreams and promises of so miny of our citiei inte • new environment of encouragement. Too many men have urged violence; many persons have looked through lifeless eyes. To remember Otto Fricke is to return to the tensions of our present, certain that the compulsion of. an inner faith can achieve new cities of hope. Monetary loss from floods in the United States averages about $300 million a year. Except for the arid southwest and the Grot Basin area, no region of the United States is immune in any month. The primary cause is usually rain, concentrated within short storm periods. One flood slont caused property dim- tg« of mot* than 4417 mil* Iloa when it struck the Ohio and lower MississiDp} bisini in 1937. NEW YORK (NBA) W* were invited to*•luncheon last week along with some other friends of a fellow who had just come back from a trip to itbled Tahiti and wanted to tell all about it. But somehow the conversation never got anywhere near the South Seas. And by the end of the luncheon our host was sitting in a small, round, black silence like an unexploded bomb. Well, it did not surprise us in the least. We discovered long ago that when you go away on a trip and then come home, somehow the conversation never gets around to your adventures. And, in fact, the farther away you go, the less likely are your chances of finding anybody at home to tell about it. That is the Cannel Law of Vacation Trips and can be written as follows : VT plus X plus Y plus Z equal 0 Why that is a law we do not know. But there is no doubt that it is a law. We have been to some of the most outlandish places on the face of the earth, and have never found anybody to listen to pur.recollections of them. Quite the contrary. People who pay avid attention to the most minute details of your domestic problems will turn a deaf ear when you mention how hard it was getting into Israel from Jordan. Try telling an old friend that you're just back from the Congo, say, and the chances are he'll tell you that he's just back from Atlantic City.- If you've been to some very exotic place — Zanzibar, perhaps; Or Macchu Picchu — you fare a little better. "Zanzibar? Really?.-your listener will say, before dismissing it with, "I. hear it's . become very commercialized." As far as we can tell, there is only one exception to the Law of Vacation Trips. If you hap- • 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville :.-Mrs. Phillips Robinson has : .returned from Oklahoma City where she has spent the past two weeks. Miss Betty Harber will leave tomorrow for the University of Arkansas where she will be a sophomore. Saturday afternoon, Marietta Graves, .marked her "sixth birthday with a party for 20 guests at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Graves, on West Ash. Pvt, Jack W. King arrived yesterday from Camp Stewart, Ga., to spend a 15-day leave here. Mrs. Sterling Martin and daughter Katherine spent the weekend in Memphis. pen to : mention your, trip to somebody; who has been there too, he will tell you what it was like and whether you had a good time. But generally speaking, it has been our experience that nobody wants to hear about your trip at all. And this being the season when vacationers return from their trips, the town is starting to fill up with small, round, black, unexploded silences from Paris to ... well, Papeete. Whether the Law of Vacation Trips holds true for every traveler, returning home from every trip in history, it is impossible to say. There is certainly no record of what Penelope said when Ulysses came home crying, "Guess where I've been." But whatever she said, it was enough to send him out to Homer to "write the story of his odyssey. Nobody knows hat Mrs. Gulliver said to Lemuel when he came ho m e with the news: "Wait till I tell you about Lilliput." But whatever she replied, he left the house then and there and hired Jonathan S w i f t to write the story of his travels. Our hunch is tHat the Law of Vacation Trips has had a very profound .effect on the course of civilization. Otherwise the story of mankind would have been vastly different. Fewer travel books would have been written. Fewer people would have been lured into leaving home. History would not be strewn with the debris of so many worlds better left unconquered. And high schodl would not be so hard to get through. Nobody knows what happened with Julius Caesar came home with the report: "Qmnia Gallia in partes tres divisa..." But we'll bet Calpurnia nailed him with, "Gallia?' Veritas? Audio est multam commerciam." THE BLYTHEVH.LB COURIER NEWS THE COUKIEh NBTWS CO. H IV HAISliS I'UBI.IHHFR IIARltT A. HAINEt . \ssistant ubllGher-Kdltul CAUL D HUAMI4 • AdvertiBine. Manager e National Advertising RepreEentatlve Wallace Wltmct Co. New Vorti, Chicago Detroit Atlanta Mempnt* Second-class poit«» paid at Blytherflle Ark Member lit the Associated fttu SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier tn the city nl Blythe- rllle or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained Mo per week $3.50 per month. By mall .within -. a.: radial ol £(. inilei, SB.OO per year- S5 00 for 5« months. 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