The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26, 1966 · Page 4
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The Message Is Big It was only a small story, but it may have said much. The story out of Hot Springs this week said only that The Vapors is closing. This is cause for neither great joy nor sorrow, but it may have profound significance in relation to the view the new administration in Arkansas takes of law enforcement. In other years, The Vapors—one of the plush Hot Springs night clubs— has moved the gambling tables out and moved them back in, depending ort th» prevailing political sentiment in Little Rock. But The Vapors didn't close, because there remained the hope (usually realized) that the dust covers could be removed from the crap tables at any given minute. Less than a month after the elee- ti6n 6f Winthrop Rockefeller, however, the bellwether of the Spa's clubs, has announced it is closing. Excel lence...On a Budget Citizens Of this area may take pride in the valedictory of FBI Agent Don Anderson who is being transferred to Little Rock. In a letter to this newspaper Mr. Anderson, like his wife, a native of Minnesota, said that during his nine years here he and his wife have found a warm, hospitable home. We always hope that everyone finds that here. It is gratifying to know that our good people are receiving strangers so well. Of course, it may be noted that it would be difficult to be UN-friendly to the well met Mr. Anderson. However, of more Importance is Mr. ^Anderson's flattering appraisal of the two chief law enforcement officers hereabouts — Sheriff William Berryman and Police Chief George Ford. Mr. Anderson, who must be, by "local standards anyway, something of an expert in law enforcement, rates Mr. Berryman and Mr. Ford among the best in law enforcement. The startling — and saddening — commentary on law enforcement here however is that the combined salaries of these two men is something under |10,000 a year (that's right . . . the combined salaries). Of OtU So What's New? The British Council of Churches, we learn from the press, is taking a new look at sex- something that has been going on, we have been informed from religious records, ever Since Adam began investigations in the Garden of Eden.—Charleston (S.C.) News and Courier. THERE is this to be said for the snow shovel—it doesn't require a lot of expensive repairs and check-ups on the moving parts to make sure it's ready for the season ahead. —Roanoke (Va.) Times. *PUT'LIFE* WITH THE .•••••••»••*••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NEA) FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREEWAY If all the details can be worked out, Gary Lewis will be inducted into the Army on the Ed Sullivan Show on Dec. 4 . The Army thinks it would be good for national morale to have an induction telecast ... Now, if we can only do something abut The Monkees... Dick Van Dyke says Mary Tyler Moore's bad reviews, in the out-of-town tryout of "Holly Golightly," were caused by the fact that she had a horrible cold, which she told nobody about... A brand new face with a brand new body — her name is June Fairchild — gets the big build-up in the movie version of "Peter Gunn," but it looks like Laura Devon for the feminine lead. find conwdic values In stealing paintings, defrauding insurants companies and robbing banks. "A Garden of Cucumbers," now being shot, deals with various kinds of larceny. What we need, to round out the picture nicely, is a hilarious tale of a mass murderer. And we can all laugh heartily on the way to the fall of Western civilization. Shari Lewis writes Siat she's coming out here for 12 days "in the course of which I will do 14 television shows — Milton Berle, Hollywood Palace, two Pat Boones, five PDQs and five Hollywood Squares. Nothing like keeping busy. Has anyone noticed the trend toward making crime funny? Lately, we've had "How to Steal a Million," "The Fortune Cookie" and "Penelope," which You've probably noticed that the Bell Telephone Hour this season has no commercial interruptions, merely one message at the end of the hour. I talked to John Rowland, AT&T's advertising manager, (about this departure. Howland admits that the Bell show differs from the average program — "We're selling an image, not soap." "But we're not doing it just to be nice guys," he says. "We had selfsih reasons, too. We | want to make friends, not enemies." Next time you get a wrong number, remember the commercial-less Bell Telephone Hour and don't get mad. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Saturday, November 26,1968 Page Four Crossett News Observer lllll™lll>»ll»lllll[lll3!llllllil[IMI!llllllimilllil!lll»llll!lllllllBllill]lll![ll[ll[ll]ll!l!IM^ a Matter of Opinion If it is true that a citizen's first duty is to vote, than it goes without saying that it Is also a citizen's secondary duty to help insure that a vote is possible. "-Few would argue with this statement, yet countless people don't feel strong enough about it to back it up with a small portion of their tune, and thus it was that Tuesday's all-important general election just about didn't come off because poll workers were so difficult to find. An election official reported Monday that hi one ward he obligations seriously are the key to fair and honest elections, which in turn open the door to better government for all. Other than the token $7.50 in cash they are paid for their long day's work, knowledge of this fact -should be their greatest reward. Without them elections will become a farce and so will our system of free, representative government. It has been suggested by one rustrated and slightly embit- ;ered election official, that our aws should be changed to require citizens to serve as election workers in the same man.,,.-.... , . LIUII VYUiRCia in uic oeujic iimii" called 19 different persons try- ner jn wW(Jh they are required SS&f^ 3 Ll e lr™,S! *« s«ve on juries. It might not sheriff's and received a answer from each of them. The same story was true in Hamburg, where he got eleven negative replies in trying to staff just one precinct. The reasons for refusal were as different as the people called. "I'm going to be out of town," or "I have gone to the doctor," or "I have too much to do at home." But they all added up to one answer — people in general don't want to work at the polls and are willing to let the chore be done by George. This is fine if you can locate enough George's to do it. That's 'he trouble — you can't. All of which means either the polls are understaffed or else manned by persons who may be more interested in hurrying the job to completion than they are in seeing that each vote is cast honestly and counted correctly. Poll workers who take their be a bad idea. The parallel in the importance of the two jobs cannot be overlooked. Just as the freedom of the individual hangs on his guarantee of judge- ment by his peers, so does the freedom of the republic hang on the willingness of its citizens to spend a few hours insuring that the election processes honetly and efficiently carried out. The Democrat-Argus Caruthersville, Mo. The way it looks from here, shoppers' strikes against supermarkets are another case of righteous indignation — but mostly against the wrong targets. We don't presume to judge from afar whether, as some lave charged, those stores actually priced their goods higher than necessary for a reasonable margin of profit. But we do mow that in many instances the main reason for rising prices generally is to be found outside the grocery store. And we don't mean it's the fault of food producers or processors, either. That's anoth er couple of targets against w h i ch righteously indignant shoppers are sometimes prone to vent their wrath, but wrongfully so. Only a few weeks ago, we recall, farmers were getting the brunt of the blame, for the rising costs of food. Now researchers in the field of agribusiness have dug up some hard fact which show how far off target those complaints were. The current edition of the quarterly publication "Ford Farming" reveals that in the past 20 years, although food costs have indeed gone up a great deal, they have not increased nearly so much as have the costs for housing, or medical care, or such personal service as laundering and barbering. The magazine article note that, for many shoppers, aboi one-fourth of the food dolla goes for "convenience" food or the "built-in maid services of such things as pre-mixed pa: tries and heat-and-eat meal; Even so, the study also foun that since 1950 the pay scale of most wage-earners have in creased considerably more tha las the cost of food. Wherea 26 per cent of the "average worker's paycheck was require to feed his family in 1950, i takes less than 20 per cent o his wages today — despite th fact he's eating "higher off th hog," buying more expensiv kinds of food as well as payin] for "convenience" packaging. We can sympathize with any- [ ed warning signs on the pave- are some who oppose it. one who feels the rising cost of food to be a strain on the budget. We eat, too. But we think it behooves all of us to make sure we fully understand the relativity of food costs to the rest of our economy, before we complain too loudly. With a few possible exceptions, food prices will not go lower because we are demanding more value and services. These add to the original cost of any food item. As "Ford Farming" points out, "Food is your greatest buy," but it's all relative to our overall inflated economy. ment approaching crossings on. Most of the opposition is state highways, the cities have i based not on what the program done nothing in this regard. j intends to do but on the fact Marked Tree Tribune A dollar will pay for enough We have a lot of faith In the common sense of farmers — The fact Is there are almost ftat there will again be more; seed to plant one-third of an as many fatal car-train acci-1 government involvement. Still, acre of cotton. It will pay for especially cotton farmers. Ws dents within the city limits of a great many of those who do communities as there are on not want the government to con- state highways. [ trol the research program do One of the real dangers of feel that the Department of Ag- enough herbicide to provide;have the feeling that they will weed control on one-twelfth of|be aware of the opportunity to an acre, or pay chopping costs improve their economic lot and one time on a quarter of an in-city crossings is that motor-! riculture should do most of the acre. their future through support of the dollar-a-bale referendum ists, passing these intersection financing. many time a day, take them for granted and forget to keep The merits of fte program and how it is to be operated is of cotton from pests for ap- an alert eye for a PP roaching:so rne tt in g" t i 1 " e 'f a " r ' mre V s " w m Proximately five days. It will trains. Warning signals in such j have to decide on themselves. I PW ior ' he hand P ickin g of 35 A dollar will pay for enough with a "yes" vote, insecticides to protect two acres Arkansas State College Herald Daily Dunklin Democrat Kennett, Mo. While public attention is fo- situations are of great necessity j t j s th e j r vote to cas t an{ j j pounds of seed cotton or [or The long drive for University if the motorist is to be made ;thus we do not intend to tel] ! mechanically •- '-- ""' - '- ' --- aware each time that he is ; them what js rig , ht or wrong , approaching a danger spot. j R , jf .. We hope an aroused citizenry!,, ut " cotton will support efforts to secure a cused on efforts to secure an electric warning signal on High- 1 their interest needed electric signal at the Bakerville crossing, but we also harvesting 60 status is fast approaching a pounds. i climax; and, when the Arkan- A dollar will provide enough i sas legislature convenes nexl „ . . l ' d '"j defoliant for two-fifths of an! January, suspense will abate ai King the producers had Bet- Q j{ m { haullng i a momentous decision is reach- realize that something isL,» H - 6 - "" 31 " ter going to have to be done to east the situation and step up 1350 pounds of seed cotton to the ed. in projects to j ! ™ mpetili ° 11 . fr ° m way 84 at Bakerville, perhaps make crossings within munici-™, ., ;' _.... ______ ,j .,.. v. . ' _j ,.-_. .„!:.:„„ „„£„- n,™ «.„ ..... . bers on which chemical corn- now would also be a good time palities safer than they are at (Letters to the editor are welcomed. They ar« subject to editing, however, and must be signed. Signatures wlU not be printed at the request of the writer. Ho letters wlU he returned) Dear Sir: Recently I have been advised that I am being transferred from Blytheville to Little Rock. As you know my wife and I are transplanted Minnesotans but after nine years in Blytheville we are proud to consider ourselves Blythevillians. I can say in all honesty that during the years of my life I have never lived anywhere, including my native state of Minnesota, where I met friendlier and warmer people than in this wonderful community. I can recall my first few days in Blytheville when, I was surprised to find so many strangers greeting me or waving at me on the street. It wasn't long before this infectious habit also became mine and it is one habit that I am proud to have acquired. I would like to mention all the people in Blytheville and Mississippi County who I hope art my friend* but I don't think I could find enough paper to mention them all. I do thank you and my old friend Ed Hayes for the kind things you have said to me and about me. I would have to mention that wonderful gentleman Sheriff William Berryman who taught me law enforcement and also gave me sustained training in "slow talk." Also to Chief of Police George Ford who, in my opinion, is truly one of the most outstanding law enforcement officers in this or any state. And to all the others in law enforcement who are the most cooperative bunch I expect ever (o meet during my career. I don't want to single out just law enforcement people because the average person on the street and the business community have been tremendously friendly to me and you will never know how this has helped me in my work. So after nine years my wife Mary and I bid a fond farewell and want to let you know that we will always have * warm spot in our heart* for fhis area. Yours truly, Don Anderson for the public to note the lack the present time, of adequate warning s i g n a 1 s j within municipalities, in areas where automobile t r aff i c is much heavier than on state lighways. The lack of adequate warning signals at corssings within most Bootheel communities is most noticeable. In many in- tances, the cross-bar signals are unpainted and in a sad state Caruthersville Journal Caruthersville, Mo. In the very near future Pern- iscot cotton growers and those throughout the south will vote panics are spending millions of dollars for reasearch for cotton to go on without taking similar competitive action. Many contend cotton Is still the best fibre and a little research and promotion will pu |it back on even terms witti the will gin. A dollar amounts to about one-sixteenth of the ginning cost for a bale of cotton. Up to thi point, there hai been little we as students, could do to spur A-State'i It takes many dollars to pro- 1 name change. We've read a duce, process, and market a ; lot about proposals that havi bale of cotton. jbeen adopted and studies mada Doesn't it seem logical that a I concerning our projected enroll- farmer should be willing to i ment ' building program and spend at least $1 per bale tol curriculum - Yet - a11 of these ef- UgllUUI, II1C OUUHl Will VUIC ,i ,• T > ,1 • -.. the dollar per bale cotton synthetics. However, this research measure proposed by not be acniev ed by anyone but the Department of Agriculture (the cotton , P™"««*«- Manufac ; It is getting a great deal ofi tul ' ers , a " d cotto " mllls can f l of repair. While the Missouri backing from many major pro- isubs ' d ^ {ort such program for Highway Department has paint- ducers in this area but there' 5, yn ' het , !C l from ^e people like 'DuPont thus feel they have no need to spend the money for cotton research. Thus, it is only logical that they will take the least expensive way out since C 19M k r NEA, Int. "f'lankly, I still think we should hove Lt» J. Cofcfr- tonald Ktagan it MIXAST ot gmtrnoil".. assure that his cotton will be and woven into products will wear and use? Whether or not farmers are willing to assess themselves a dollar bale for research and forts have involved the decision-makers, while we have only been able to stand by and anxiously await the outcome. Next Thursday, however, wa will be given an opportunity to and cunter the threat of syn _: influence Personally members thetics which have been grah-' of the Legislative Council. To bing its markets right and left, gain a more subjective view of is now up for a vote. A dollar will pay for enough j insecticides to protect two acres the situation, members of the council and their wives will visit (he cannus, tour our academic buildings, dormitories and other facilities and the mills will get the business either from the cotton or chemical industry. Without research and promo-j tion, farmers might as well i face the lad that there will be P° unds further cut backs in both the -es . of cotton from pests for ap-l wlth Allege officials. However, prximately five days. It will for the hand picking of * ^ J n ,y1 arvSg £ !*•«* Ior mccnamcdiny Harvesting bu ' any favorable impression re- price and allotments for cotton. For many it will mean no choice but finding another crop to replace "King Cotton." This will mean government controls on Sie new crop to keep things in balance. Unless some steps are taken, "King Cotton" will be a monarch without a domain. The :ime for action is here — in : act it has been here for some ;ime but it just has not been taken. The time will run out and unless action is taken be- bre it does then cotton producers won't have a cotton pickin chance. The Democrat-Argus Caruthenvllle, Mo. A dollar will pay for enough seed to plant one-third of an acre of cotton. It will pay for enough herbicide to provide weed control on one-twelftfi of an acre, or pay chopping costs one time on a quarter of nn .. ... A dollar will provide enough student body. Let's show these legislators .,.„„„„ .„ „„„„., „, all ,">at we're proud of our school acre. Or it will pay for hauling ; andl <]. ues '°ned by a legisla- 350 pounds of seed cotton to thei tor let hlm kn ° wiwe ' re readv in gin. A dollar amounts to about eve , ry sens . e to become '"" defoliant for two-fifths of an one-sixleenth of the ginning aas ' second univer s'ty. costs for a bale of cotton. It takes many dollars to produce, process, and market a bale of cotton. Doesn't it seem logical that a farmer should be willing to spend at least $1 per bale to assure that his cotton will be spun and woven into products people will wear and use? Whether or not farmers are willing to assess themselves a dollar a bale for research and promotion to promote cotton and counter the threat of synthetics which have been grabbing its markets right and left is now up for a vote. We have a lot of faith In the common sense of farmers — especially cotton farmers. We predict they wilt vote "yes" by an overwhelming majority in the dollar-a-bale referendum. run. iii.vniEvif.LB COURID1! W:\VS THE couitmi, \mvs co H IV IIAINKS rillll.l.SIIRR IMBltT 4. HHINES 4ssfslnnt ltl)!fsli[>r-ICdllnr I'AUt 1> HtliMAN Advertlsl-.it iMiinaeel Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmet Cu New v,,rti Chleaw Djtroll Atlanta M.mphli Senond-cmss postage paid at Blytheville Ark Member ot the Associated enm SUBSCRIPTION R/ITBS Bj carrier In tht city ol lllytne. vllle or any subnrUan town wheri carrier service Is maintained 35c p™ week SI. 50 imr mnnth ' B;. mall within > radlui ol 4t mllei.. $8.00 per 7ear $5(10 for «lt months, $.1.UI> lor tlirec month II mall, outside SO mile radtna : -uoo I"' «« r^""'" '" Advance Mall snliscrlnUnnii «re not accept- 11 •»* NOTE: The Courier prtrm •Buiimi* no reipomlMllt; for photo?r"™h! manuscripts, «n»riTln»i or miM left with It for nosjlhl," ni.hilcillon IH^ IJMIIMIMMIIMUiniMIIHIII Illllffllllllll!

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