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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1966
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Blueprint for a Shut-Down Unless the voters of this county authorize * one-mill tax during the Nov. 8 general election, the outlook will be dim indeed for both city and county library services. As things stand now, the county library, which is headquartered at Osceola, is able to function truly as a county library, operating branches over the county and extending its services to every school. All this, you understand, is with the help of federal and state funds. Now, the Arkansas Library Commission warns, unless Mississippi County complies with state regulations and approves a one-mill tax, state and federal funds will be no more. But there's even more implied than spoken. Blytheville Library, now struggling along in its cramped quarters, is not eligible for federal funds with which to construct a new building. It could become eligible if it affiliated with the county library. However, if the county library loses its eligibility, hope for the City Library will vanish. The added tax will not affect Blytheville residents, who have been taxing themselves at the one-mill rate for some years now in order to support the city library. And so, Blytheville citizens -will not vote on the Nov. 8 proposal, in which will be wrapped much of the promise of a modern library for the city. ^ *Vuwi Of Oilier* Action on the part of the Arkansas Library Commission in ordering Mississippi County to measure up to the state regulation is not a sudden thing. For years, the county has been receiving state and federal funds although its eligibility has been in doubt. It has been able to do this thanks to annual appropriations from the Quorum Court (which budgets county general funds.) However, the official view of such year-to-year budgeting of funds is that this is far too temporary an arrangement to warrant investments in money and time on the part of state and federal agneeies. And so this week the word went out: either Mississippi County funds its library through a regular annual tax or it loses the extra-county aid, which last year came to nearly $22,000. We must offer the wish that the voters of this county will not turn their backs on the future of libraries here. The county program (with Blytheville affiliation in the offing) is in its infancy. Loss of current federal-state funds and loss of (in Blytheville's case) the promise of such assistance in the near future would darken this corner of the world in which we live. Man builds hospitals because it is a humanitarian thing to do to take care of men's bodies. Similarly, we must build libraries because it is a criminal act to be callous to the needs of the minds of this and future generations. Show Beat "•'•' by ' Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (N3A) Just what will the new Motion Picture Code mean? Not very much. Geoffrey Shurlock, the code administrator, will grant the seals of approval u. n d e r the terms of the new code as he did for so many years under the old. And he told me that basically the same standards will prevail. There has been some liberalization. Shurlock mentioned one case which has already affected the-picture, "Alfie." Under the old code, that film would have automatically been denied a seal, since it contains an abortion scene. The new code does not specifically taboo abortions, so "Alfie" has been granted a seal, with the new identification, "Suggested for Mature Audiences." "That is one of a few old- fashioned taboos which are now out," Shurlock says, "and it's about time, too." But, other than the elimination of a few similar items, Kie new code will not, Shurlock says, change things very much. Dirfy Windows In Space Too - Dirty windows are not only the bane of the housewife; they are the frustration of the astronaut, too. After Gemini 11 went into orbit, Astronaut Charles Conrad complained that the windows on the spacecraft were dirty and estimated that "my window is useless for photography." He went on to say that the window of his companion was no better. "They are twice as dirty as on Gemini 5 and we had window covers this time. I don't understand it," Mr. Conrad said. He was the pilot on the Gemini 5 mission in 1965. NASA technicians thought they had corrected the problem by installing transparent covers over the windows of the craft. These covers were jettisoned after orbit was attained. Where does the dirt come from, and how—if it comes during the flight through the earth's atmosphere—does it get under the tight-fitting window covers? There's a mystery for the space technicians, but where dirt comes from and how it gets there has bugged many a woman with a dust cloth down here.—Nashville Tennessean. Partners In Freerom The constitutional right of a free press belongs to the people of the United States— those who subscribe to and buy newspapers and those who advertise in them. Without these and independent readers and advertis- '"ers, there could be no free press as we 'know it. There would be no freedom to seek and report the news; no freedom to express opinions and even criticize when necessary ... It is not easy for newspapers to collect, report and comment on fast-breaking events. Nor is it easy for readers to always understand what is reported and why. But it is'very important that both newspapers and readers understand clearly the role of each other as "partners in freedom."—Howard (S.D.) Pioneer. THE AVERAGE girl would rather have beauty than brains because the average man can see better than he can think.—Havana (111.) Mason County Democrat. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 39 • 1032 ; TOEST AQJ108 EAST 4942 + K6 *Q1037 4Q754 +KJ SOCTH (D) A73 VAKQ5 + AJ98 f- Heither side vulnerable Wert North East South 1* Pass 14 Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 Q ' ' When both partners bid thi • limit of their hands, the chances are that the final contract wil need a little support from Lady Luck if it is to be successful. With 18 high card points ant no five • card suit, South has ; the absolute minimum for -jump to two no - trump following his opening bid. North's seven high card points come .close to representing a minimum response. We approve North's second bid of three no - trump because ... w.e never like to stop one trick short of game when we have any hope at all. The contract also turns out what experts are inclined to refer to as a "laydown." South wins' the opening spade lead in dummy and leads either the. deuce or trey of diamonds. East plays low and South (1- eesset to West'* Ung. i West probably leads a second spade. If he doesn't South wins whatever is led and then goes to dummy with his remaining high spade in order to lead the ten of diamonds. If East doesn't cover, South lets it ride and leads the last diamond. Then South runs off enough tricks in high cards to give him his con- ENGINEERS are resourceful fellows. They couldn't get the pullman window open, so they air conditioned the train.—Lion's Boar. tract. It all looks simple enough, ye: many players would find a way to go down. In the first place South must take the first spadi in dummy. Then he must bi careful to lead a small diamond not the ten. He must reservi that ten to lead the next time If he doesn't, he will have to win the second diamond trick in his own hand and won't be able to lead a third diamond through East. C> VtK IT MM, Inc. "tut w»W all thtte safety features rfefroct from my imam at a twingeif" BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Viet War Confuses Youth; Political Artiface Suspected By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. LONG BEACH, CALIF. (NBA) The young man was sincere and patriotic, but he was nervous. His hands twisted as he talked. He was intent on making me understand what was troubling him. He loves his country. He despises communism. He is more conservative than liberal. "But right now," he said, "I have a great deal of sympathy with those who oppose the war in Viet Nam. 'President Johnson seems to be running it to serve his political purposes and that is no good reason to be in a war — and to die. "I don't know what to believe, I don't feel we're getting the truth. I've taken to reading pirated papers. "I'm not going out and demonstrate. I don't believe feat's the way to go at things. But I'm deeply, personally concerned." In traveling along the East coast and to the West for a stint in Viet Nam and talking to people along the way, it became clear that this young man's attitude is not untypical among numbers of young people. ] These are not the bearded, draft - card burners or way-out leftists. They're young men willing to serve their country in war. They despise communism. They believe in democracy. They're just not certain the Viet Nam war — the way ifs run — is promoting democracy. They're confused and worried. • It was shocking on this trip to learn file depth of feeling and suspicion on the Viet Nam war among some educated, non- radical young men and women. They are suspicious of the dulam .gyainew d mhnna oe war, as was this young man, primarily because of what they see as Johnson's political manipulations. They .get the feeling of politics first. They see in the President's actions and statements an attempt to use the war for domestic political ends. To these young people, there seems a political vote - catching tie-in with every action Johnson orders in Viet Nam. They therefore don't believe what the State Department and the Pentagon report about the war. They suspect these statements too are aimed at winning U.S. elections. Alex Cord has the instinct to kill. We were talking about his recent trip to Africa, where he went on safari and killed 13 animals, including an elephant, a lion, two buffaloes and assorted small game. I wondered how be felt about killing animals — and killing in general. "The instinct to kill," Cord says, "is in everyone. In some, it is nearer the surface than in others. In me, it is very near the surface. "I used to be very violent until I learned to recognize violence - provoking situations and Their minds are thus open for steer clear of them. But I know those who distort the picture in i that if I was wronged and I Viet Nam — opponents of the war with their own political or ideological axes to grind — who promise "true inside stories the regular press doesn't dare print" about what is going on in Viet Nam. They hear from these dubious sources that the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam if not helping the Vietnamese. They're deeply bothered by reports of corruption among officials, by stories of fixed elections, of civilians killed in bomb ings, of houses burned, by articles on Vietnamese who don't want to fight and reports that the Vietnamese people just want to be left alone. They constantly read stories of intrigue among | with an old man, either, so I •was legally justified, I could kill somebody." He told me about a recent dream he had, a violent dream. He killed seven people in his dream. These were people he knew and recognized, although he says he has nothing against any of them. He picked one man up and killed him by bashing his head against a chain- link fence. Cord just finished "The'Scor- pio Letters" at MGM. He says he's glad it's over. "It was a frustrating experience," he says. "The director (Richard Thorp) was a 72-year- old man who simply isn't on the beam. You can't really argue high Vietnamese generals. These stories don't tell the whole picture. Viet Nam is too crucial a war to the Vietnamese and American people not to have the confidence of any important segment of sincere, patriotic Americans. Somehow it must be divorced from personal and partisan politics. Johnson and his cabinel can take the first step. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Is this the only way — or public concern. In all too many the best way — to raise money for education? That's the question being placed before more and more of our electorates. Lotteries are in the news, for ;here is a vagrant hope that this could be the painless way to raise money for civic needs. To be sure, lotteries were used in colonial days and there lave been numerous churches and philanthropic groups that lave promoted then- causes by Bingo. Yet there's some second- thinking going on among these [roups. Those churches and organizations that have never resorted to gambling as a means of support consider themselves ree of a nasty predicament. For lotteries have a way of attracting the unethical. With moral values in ferment, with a kind of prevalent hypocrisy which espouses idealism and hen violates it on every side, here is the easy cynicism that mocks the traditions of honesty, 't's not the endeavor that you use to prop up lagging support of the necessities demanded by education. Education of our children demands more than we have yet ml into our local or federal ef- orts. Education is concerned with developing the skills and bilities creating the responsible reedom basic to our culture. That costs money and time and, areas of our country, that has been neglected and we now reap the whirlwind of a social crisis. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare John W. Gardner once wrote :'The idea for survive if the highest goal free men can set themselves to is an amiable mediocrity." A lottery fits the framework of "amiable mediocrity." Our cities and our far-flung metropolitan areas confront critical problems. To find the funds to maintain the city, make its opportunities available to all citizens, creating a cultural environment where men can live together safely and securely — this is the tough responsibility faced by the entire populace. Each community must confront this urgency and ahead of us Is the demand for some revolutionary thinking in the organization and management of our ur- aan areas. In is discussion of the city, Lewis Mumford stressed that its chief function is to create the structure where a person could be at home with lis deeper self, "where evry srocss and function will be ;valuated and approved just to ;he extent that it furthers human development, whilst the city itself provides a vivid theater for the spontaneous encoun- ;er» and challenges and me- braces of daily life." That's just as true for every village as every city. We've gambled too many precious years in America, hoping that we could get away with the shame of wasting too much of our human resources, et'se not chase after the mirage of a lottery now. thinking that this will solve our problem. Stephen Day, for whom the popular type face is named, was a locksmith and not a printer, although he is popularly credited with being the first printer in the early English American colonies. He did set up the first printing plant in the English colonies in 1638 and began publishing books. The plant eventually became the forerunner of the •Harvard University Press, considered the oldest in the United States. had to do it his way ; And all he cared about was getting it done on time and under budget." He says he's going to be more careful next time, choosing his director as carefully as he chooses his script. He just turn- ed down a picture at Fox because he didn't like the director. "Maybe I should have taken it," he says. "Maybe I should just take the money Then I could buy the car I have my eye on — it costs $11,000, and I'd buy it tomorrow if I signed to do another picture. "If I'd. taken everything offered to me in file past few years, I'd be rich." Locking through some old notes, I came across those I made after talking to Brian Keith a few years ago. Now he's doing a series, Family Af- fa'.r, but fcsn he said: ''I've done two series and I doubt if I'll do another one. TC:ose jerks on Madison Avenue don't know reality from third base." Lillian Gish was in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. Joyce Bulifant and her husband, James MacArthur, were in the West Indies. And Joyce got a letter from her old friend, Lillian Gish, which said, in effect: "You're going to have a baby, a son. You'll go to a doctor, a tall doctor with glasses, and he'll tell you you're too fat and you'll be late for your next' appointment." A couple of months later, Joyce thought she might be pregnant. She went to a doctor, who turned out to be tall and bespectacled. His first remark was, "You've put on too much weight." Joyce was 20 minutes late for her next appointment. And when the baby came, it was a boy. Blytiieville (Ark.) -Courier News Friday, September 30,1966 Page Four THE BLYTHEVnLB COURIER NEWS THE COUKlEh NrnvS CO. B W HAINES PUUUSHKR HARHY A. HAINES Assistant ublfsher-edltul PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Snle National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New Tort, Chicago Detroit Atlanta Memphll Second-class postage pajd at BlytherHle Ark Member ot the Associated Pret» SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ot Blytne- rille or any suburban town whera week SI.50 per month. B; mail within i tadlui at HI mileL, .S8.00 per year S5 00 tor six months, S3.UO Tor three month! by maU, outside 50 mile radius '18.00 tnr year payable in advance. Mail subscriptions are not accept- er 1 In towns ami citicj; where Thi Courier News carrier service ll maintained Mail subscriptions are payable In advance. NOTE: The Courier rrtws assume! no ' ^sponsibility for photograph* manuscripts, engravings cir matl left with it for possible publication. Answer to- Previous Puzzle . ACROSS 1 Wood-turning machine 6 Crosscut — 9 Brad 12 Right angle to keel (nauL) 13 Feminine . appellation 14 Vegetable IB Jack 16 Sequence of a hundred 18 Most ancient 20 Facilitates 21 Mineral rock 22 Worm 23 Swagger 28 Touch gently 30 Dismounted 31 Number 32 Observe 33 Payable 34 Conducted 35 Wooden strip 36 Greek 40 Help 42 Feminine nickname 43 Wave top 46 Group of eight 49 Portable light SlLoafei- 53 Nitrogen (comb, form) 54 Unit of wire measurement 55 Range of hills 56 Masculine nickname 57 Foreign agent 58 Variety of wild duc!c m DOWN 1 Unite beams in 22 Wearing away scarfing 23 Color 2 Capable 24 Charge on 3 River duck property 4 Information ' circular 5 Arab rulers (var.) philosopher 6 Denomination 38 Greek avenging 7 Hail! spirits 8 Decreases 9 Genus of swifts 35 Of a church 10 Have existed council (var.) 11 Songs 37Hops'.kiln 17 Stint 39 Lowest potato 19 Sank 41 Details 43 hammer 44 Demolish 45 Biblical patriarch 46 Sole 47 Operatic soprano 48 South American rodent- 50 Tear 52 Ribbed fabric 25 Type of jug 27 Small island 28 Bodies of water 29 Coterie 30 Wood-cutting tool •EwuiuiKa KN1EBPBJSK AfiML

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