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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 22, 1966
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Toward Sophistication • In a speech about two weeks ago, Nvinthrop Rockefeller expressed the hope that Arkansas would put itself in a position to attract "sophisticated" industry. In a speech here Thursday, Blytheville Schools Supt. J. K. Williams told a civic club that automation is destined to trigger a revolution in education. There, are a variety fo forces at work in this nation which draw these two remarks into a single context. Automation no longer is a thing to . conjecture about. It is a reality of the times. It taxes the imagination of educators and industrial planners to conceive of educational and industrial systems which will be re-structured within the next decade. Mr. Williams is concerned with attempting to keep the Blytheville schools atop this crest, rather than see them buried in its backwash. He hopes that graduates of schools here ten years from now will be just as readily assimilated by the job market as are today's graduates. Mr. Rockefeller's remark about sophisticated industries is in keeping with the same theme. The unsophisticated industries will be demolished by automation. The sophisticated industries will grow with automation. This is the principal difference. Those so-called "trash can" industries which have been discarded into the South may be destroyed by the new wave of technique which now is assaulting tradition on the assembly line. Those states which are in • tion to build a base of the "ii6w" industries will be able to assure employment of their people for the remainder of this century, in all probability. These new industries will locate in places which have the type of »ch66ls Mr. Williams was talking about Thursday ... schools and universities which graduate large numbers Of people who are knowledgeable to the degree that they may be rapidly trained irt new techniques . . . immediately and then re-trained each decade. Arkansas right now is not in a good position to attract these industries. Nor is it in a good position to attract the type of people needed to qualify— those educators who demand the best of facilities, faculties and students. Those faculty defections at the University of Arkansas did not help the situation. meditations— Who is wise and understanding among y«u? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.—James 3:13. Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.—Will Rogers American humorist. Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand bfr- fore obscure men.—Proverbs 22:29. Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business; the trailer seldom goes far.—Charles M. Schwab, American industrialist. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) The premiere of "The Bible" brought out one of the most glittering groups since the last fireflies' convention. Lana Turner, Charlton Heston, Adam West, Jill St. John, Donna Reed, Bob Culp, Bill Cos by, George Montgomery, Stephen Boyd — they were all there in their finery and not-so- finery, to watch John Huston's brilliant film. The most fun was had at the party afterwards - and at our table. Charley and Joan Robin____ son sang Chinese songs — they learned them while Charley was shooting "The Sand Pebbles" in Taiwan and Hong Kong — and taught us a Chinese expression which I shall treasure forever. It sounds like "mama hoo- hoo," and it means "not so hot." Next time some Chinese laundryman asks me if 1 am pleased with my starched shirts (when I distinctly said "no starch") he's going to get a "mama hoo^ioo" right between the eyes. Fisher—North Little Rock Times Olivia DeHavilland is back — she said she'd see me at "Tie Bible" premiere, but I didn't spot her — and that's like giving the town a new rainbow. She's here to do one of t h e ABC Stage '67 shows, called "Noon Wine," with Jason Robards and Theodore Bikel. Whenever we get together, wa exchange stories of our chil« dren. Her stories are better, because her Benjamin has just turned 17 and is, apparently, quite a boy. "He's an independent er now," Olivia says. Uiink- "When it comes to international affairs, I am a dove. But he, independently, has become a violent hawk. "So much so, in fact, that he went to the U.S. embassy (Olivia and her family live in Paris) and asked about the procedure for volunteering for military service. He was only 16 at the time." Then there is Giselle, who is 10, and definitely -ye-ye. When Giselle accused her ma-man of being "tres simple" because of the matter of skirt length. Olivia capitulated. She had all her skirts taken up — "see, not too short, just a hint of a knee" — and now Olivia qualifies as "moderately ye-ye." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi Saturday, October 22, 1966 Page Four .,• lllllinllllllllllllllllllllllinilinillilM^^ llimilimwiuuilBimimimnnmmiiiBm I u»«niiuu»uimiimmiimiMimuiimmumi»jmmi Strictly a Matter of pinion Springdale News All at once, there is a rising tide of renewed interest in getting to the bottom of the "flying saucer" mystery. Recent developments suggest a shift in the popular mood. Many appear to be veering away from ridicule or idle curiosity toward the idea that the recurrent phenomenon of so-called unidentified flying objects ought to be thoroughly investigated by scientists qualified to undertake this. Interest,, nurtured from time to time by news stories, has been stimulated anew by, recent publications. A magazine wiKi circulation in the millions has carried, without facetious intent a bizarre account — derived mainly from testimony under hypnosis — of how a man and wife were briefly kidnaped by humanoid beings who arrived in an other - worldy craft. Books on the subject have enjoyed a brisk sale. There have been developments in fee scientific community, too. Not long ago Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Northwestern University's astronomy chairman and an Air Force consultant of UFOs, called for a genuine eci- entjfic probe of "this persistent Marked Tree Tribune Arkansas Education Commissioner Arch Ford talked about the possibility of free textbooks for public school students in all grades this week and the endorsement of the idea by the two candidates for governor. such a plan was now feasible in view of the slate's revenue situation, he was quoted as saying, "I'm pleased to see that | and disturbing phenomenon." More recently Dr. James, E. McDonald of the University of Arizona, one of the world's leading atmospheric physicists, made a public statement along similar lines — a statement bolstered by his conclusion, on the basis of years of personal inquiry, that "strong evidence" suggests the UFOs are extraterrestrial. Now comes word feat the University of Colorado will undertake an intensive study of the matter under the direction of the celebrated physicist, Dr. Edward U. Condon. That will be a start, though some might wish the Air Force, which has been accused of deceiving the public about UFO sightings, were not financing the project. Parallel studies by other scientists might be advisable. The time has passed when the UFOs could be dismissed a mere figments of overheated imaginations. Parogould Daily Press It has been three years now since the State Department of Education began clinical studies of the 415 school districts in Arkansas. The studies, which were to be made professional teams, were, designed to bring to the atten-j ion of superintendents, schoo wards, and the local public th working tools which are avail able for use in the total educa tional program. The study was designed, ac In stating that he thought that cording to A. G. Thompson, di rector, to provide a means for people at the local level to learn of the strengths and weaknesses of their schools. the Democratic nominee for gov- j The study was to have been ernor has endorsed the idea of | divided into: The administrative free textbooks in the upper structure of the school, instruc- grades. I am hopeful that the tional program, finance, person- Republican nominee will do like-! nel, pupil data, transportation, wise." ! school lunch program, and what For Mr. Ford's enlighten-j schools are doing to fit students ment, we would like to point j for future employment in our out that when he ran for gover-1 changing world of work, nor in 1964, the Republican i A qualitative study w a s to nominee then and now, Win-! have been launched after facts throp Rockefeller, ran on a plat-'on the above had been analyzed form that included this state- by local school district patrons, ment, "We will actively support a board mebers, etc. It is true that no timetable program to make textbooks | was established when the pro- available to all of our students I gram was announced, but it at no cost." j was also pointed out at that time Mr. Ford might also refer to! there was a big need for a bet- the 1966 platform of that party, j tor understanding of what made public on September 3, that Included the statement "The Republican Party believes that free textbooks should be provided for every student in every grade in every public school and pledge to work for that objective." We are hopeful that this is sufficient evidence for Mr. Ford to aee who has led the way In books for all grades in our pub- llc'schools. schools are doing and not doing for children and young adults. _ It would seem that on a suh- ject of such obvious importance to everyone that extreme deliberation on the project would have been avoided. It seems to me that this program should have had an A-l priority — like the federal space program. ! holds the keys to Arkansas' future — and the longer we wait the behinder we get. i Newport Daily Independent Maurice "Footsie" Britt, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor and Winthrop Rockefeller's running mate, has been probing at one of the pil lars of machine rule in Arkansas — the outmoded concept of "party loyalty." The fact that Britt has punched in a sensitive area is self-evident from the reactions of this opponent, James Pilkinton, on the loyalty issue. Britt claims that while he can wholeheartedly endorse his running mate, Pilkinton has been something less than enthusiastic about endorsing Justice Jim. Britt's target is the loyalty oath required of all Democratic nominees — that they must support all the party's candidates. Under party rules, they must sign this oath before they can seek the Democratic nomination in a primary. Pilkinton's reply to Britt's needling at Conway, in our opinion, is less than satisfactory to thousands of Arkansans who may be considering splitting their ticket — voting for Rocke- 'eller but also voting for Pilkim ion. "Of course, I understand hat this question was loaded in the first place because no man ever agrees 100 per cent with he statements and actions of any other person," Pilkinson said. He went on to include a husband-and-wife analogy, adding "I have learne dto speak softly about disagreements wild her. I feel the same policy should be followed in politics." The "party loyalty" argument, while undoubtedly still good with some voters, apparently influences fewer at each general election where a meaningful choice is offered. Pilkin- son, like most established Democratic office - holders understandably does not r e 1 i s h the prospect of having to run the jauntlet of two elections (three f he must face, besides a general election, both a preferential and a runoff in the summer.) Their big answer to the need for a two party system is that we already have it wHhin the Democratic Party — "the ins and the outs." But do we? Sinca the politic advent of Rockefeller most c the forces which for 12 yea backed Orval Faubus are no backing Justice Jim. Even e eluding the party machinery each of the 75 counties which taken for granted, the big mon ey contributors who b a c k e Faubus are now in back of John on. They do this for a very goo reason. The mounting scanda of the "scandle - free" admin istration would be embarrass ingly exposed under a change i jolitical parties; they would b llossed over under another Dern ocrat. They would, indeed, hav o be glossed over, because Jus- ice Jim needs the support o iterally hundreds of administra ion leaders, job-holders an hangers - on in order to get elec ed. In American politics, it i a rare bird who is able to shuck i ets, several new church s. off control by those who elected him. To believe that Justice Jim is capable of this is to place him in a class with Woodrow Wilson and a handful of others. Wilson, himself, was not a party loyalty man. He enraged the machine which helped elect him by acting independently. Currently, Rep. James Longstreet Weltner of Georgia showed his displeasure at the nomi- Southwest American greatly improved streets, many new homes, modern banks new WM , e the j^ goes on aboul step forward _ and we can see businesses. There will be better | d major revjslon jn pr|n . n( / reason whv it can - t be done answers, another major street dp , es and tices at (he Ar . wjlhjn (he bounds fl( the pres . project extended runways and , kansas json svs(em Wfi suf . em , , s(a , us of {he ison great hopes for at least two ; pec( fhat Gov Faubus express . svs(em > d the ° |)ini0n ° f 95 per Cent ° f 'IT* g° ve ™r. hims " f . r ^ nt ' ' statc P e °P le when >> e remarked: -i y called attention to the view- Fo a com v that h a s For a community that h a s .., t -, b dc ( h ' not all " we] e 1«M kr NU, lac. "Wt'rt tuekjfl H tht 'Cfmifffartotf Zw*t It Hit bar/, Imagini what it't likt in (At AWfomW Zone/" nation of Lester Maddox for| we " and promises a much Governor by dropping out as the! brighter future. But we must Democratic nominee. A parallel kee P workln S at " constantly, action here would be for Pilkin- Ours is not lhe om >' commu ton, who has yet to say anything m[ * nlovm & forward and we are nice about Justice Jim, to drop out since he cannot find it within himself to endorse his running mate. The more you think about] "party loyalty" file less sense it makes — unless you believe Justice Jim is another Woodrow Wilson. Session. , UnlShment f ° r r category and treated as such. !. he pointed out, made a The governor added that he s j ng i e mistake - and probably greed with proposals for re- would never make another. But vision "if it is kept within others fall into the confirmed bounds." So. we think, do most other criminal category. When any community makes progress it helps the the prison Along with the same set of ana facts goes the reality that some lost of the people there already are fairly well educated and highly much toward making Pemiscot the prison board that it would ; for them, it's doubtful if an County the finest in Southeast , Missouri. . .- , a " ed . uc f.^ al the institution to aid "education system" within the prison could accomplish any- Caruthersvilfe Jounrnal Tiie song "Dixie" may have to be rewritten if the rest of the j south follows in the footsteps of Pemiscot County. The lyrics will have to go "I wish I were in the land of cotton, and soybeans, and barges, and shoes, and dresses, and boxes and! We speak of diversity and& ET™?, "' *" " ^ But f ° r an ° ther g r ° u P' -u.., ! _A ,__-L return to outside" life. | lacking in education and ac- This, we think, would be a | quired skills, such a program progress but we must not forget to mention that the key to the success of diversity in our area well as progress, is that it SIS; (9) might turn out to focus their A pledge to seek a interest on constructive activi- no TTI^II u.j Lit wgt LOO, 10 umi J i . . , ,. ' (. — has been accomplished harmon- |meanm e fu! m' nlm ™ wage; (10)! (le s after their release - as well iously It is not a battle between ! A P ledge of numerous and spe- ;as making possible for them a - - -' ; " if: " "i-""-- --»-..— . -Hi A much more satisfactory life economically. Other proposed changes have industry and agriculture but a| clflc election ret °™s; (11) A smooth and almost openly joint iff mise '° f^ke rehabili- effort. Progress has been made^ allon , * rol '8 h (he P rls ° n in the three communities and it ;tem;.n2) An expanded highway ,dea It with establishment of and on." and on . forward the others are buMm S program without a more uniform punishment rules, 0 ™urs is a closely , bond issue ' and < 13 > ^ fi »< m ° re SI » n °ver punish! _ knit county and such common ! real com ™tment to call for a ment, possible shortening of the Thirty years ago it woul djp ri(Je j s wonderful and snoll)d be j Constitutional Convention to re- 1 present 12-hour work day, etc. probably have been hard to be- ! promoted for even more coop . ;draft lhe state's fundamental! The one cerlain 'hi'ng, we ieve that King Cotton would \ era ti ve efforts ....... lave to share the economic hrone in Pemiscot County. Today, there are many who fear hat the white boll might become nearly extinct in this area i political hoop-la and the conflict Searcv Dnilv bearcy Daily law. think, is that some changes are All the breezy, pointless gen- not far distant - maybe by ju- eralities have been weeded out dicial order if not by legislation of this platform, leaving the! and the board, before the ju- In all the hue and cry of Democratic Party committed to strong, bold and specific action. dicial orders come. And the wise thing, it seems to us, is to go ahead with ju- Regardless of the merits officious, careful and reasonable in another 10 years or so. |of personalities among candi- Whether cotton remains the'dates, it is easy to overlook - ( - ing of the economy or not is something that is usually taken j the candidates, this piatform de- j planning, and thus avoid t h e difficult to say but it is certain for granted ... the party plat-j serves careful and sincere con- possibility of some sudden "do hat any observant resident of \ from. Normally the platform de- Mderation ... because, regard- it now" emergency later. iur area will realize that di-(generates into a housekeeping | 1(!SS of the man V" Mnk you versification has greatly chang-' function of the state party con-| vote tor . tne P ar 'y is what you d things here in recent years. Last Thursday a barge was aunched at Caruthersville to mark the start of another era which could mean a challenge y industry to the economic omination of agriculture in outheast Missouri. It will take ears, should such a change ome about, but the potential is resent and the indications are trong. There is no doubt that ur county needs a shot in the from industrial development. The once prosperous Delta rea is beginning to wake up to s needs and is starting to do omethlng about them. We are roud of Caruthersville for they re a shining example of what community can do in spite of re economic problems. Just x>k back at what changes have een made in recent years. There is a new municipal uildtag, fire station, school, wo major new Industries as ell as one greatly expanded, IVM virtually n»w »upermark- vention but this year's Demo-,S et - Regardless of the vocal craiic Party platform is a bold (Promises made from speakers' and exciting pledge of change slands durin g the heat of tne and improvement for the state. | campaign, after the election, Because it is wordy ... though what y° u Set is the written prom well written ... few voters will lses of the P ar 'y V 0 " P ut in of trouble themselves to read it in its entirety, missing the fact that it calls for: (1) A strong defense of local and states rights; (2) A complete modernization of the governmental system looking toward efficiency; (3) A boost in welfare grants to $100 in the second biennium; (4) Operation of the state government on the basis of individual merit over political favortism; (5) A crackdown on regulatory commissions including an end of secret rate increases; (6) A bold plan for economic growth through industry and tourist attraction: (7) A promise to increase teacher salaries in stages to the national average and to provide free text )ooks to all grades; (8) A move !o provide kindergarten and adult education on a broad ba-, fice. This year's Democratic Party platform is a real challenge to all the residents of Arkansas ... 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Re - opening of the Biytheville air base, at an estimated cost of $25,000,000, Is awaiting final approval, Mayor Doyle Henderson said this morning in announcing that he had been told reactivation would involve a Wing of Tactical Air Command and from 2,000 to 3,000 military personnel. Mrs. W. A. Sheddan has returned to her home in Senatobla, Miss, after having spent the past month here with her daughter, Mrs. George Hubbard Jr., and family. > Certainly there's no real clash between the need of society for enforcement of its rules and regulations and, on the other hand, the best interest for the future of these who transgress and thus incur the penalties. Tilt I!1.VTI1EVII,L1 COURIER NEWS THE COUKIE1. NmVS CO B. IV. HAINES flJlll.lSlllOB IMHitY A. HAINES 4»slstant . ubldher-Kdltai I'AUL D. 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