The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 29, 1966
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Not 'Diversion/ But Theft The United States (and possibly much of the world, for that matter) is beset by some sort of basic problem in communication. Just when this all started is difficult to say, but many a former member of the armed forces remembers with an ironic smile that the Korean War was for years known as a "police action." United States involvement in Viet Nam was first an "economic aid mission" and later come to include "direct military assistance." The regimes of Ngo Dinh Diem and Nguyen Ky have been billed as "constitutional democracies," when in fact they are militaristic states, for the most part. And now it seems that official Washington, following an explosive Associated Press series of reports on graft, bribery and theft in Vietnam, has selected a convenient term for this misappropriation of American goods and funds—"diversion." There can be little argument that the Joss of a half million dollars a day (estimated . . . because records to date have not been adequate to the extent that a genuine figure could be arrived at) is indeed a "diversion." It is, for the most part, simply theft. This situation is especially painful to the tax-paying, Vietnam-supporting American because he is being robbed by the very people he seeks to help. It's as if the French people had met the Allied army of .liberation on D-Day and immediately set about to steal tanks for re-sale to the Germna army or for some pervert personal use. The stuff of war in th« European liberation was tanks and airplanes. In Vietnam it is these, plus rice and medical supplies. Official spokesmen for the United States government indentify the Ky government as both able and sbvereign. It may be neither. Its base of popular support is so thin that it is incapable of establishing even an elementary police pow«r in the Port of Saigon. Facing United States authorities there is a new grim reality: if American supples are to find their way into the provinces and to the military units in Vietnam, they may not be entrusted to our allies. Saigon may, perforce, become a military port, under martial law, whatever affront this may be to the Ky regime. \Ve are suggesting that 20 percent of the action is simply too much "tribute" and is a shameful lack of endorsement of the American men who are risking so much in the Vietnamese jungles and skies. Of Instant 1984 Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) An interesting aftermath to that luncheon a few weeks ago at Paramount, at which (between the roast beef and the apple pie) George Jessel announced his engaement to Audrey Magee: In his remarks, Jessel poked fun at the food and added, in a heavy-handed joke, "Hitler isn't dead — he's the chef in t h e commissary here." He picked the wrong commissary. When Jessel's joke was repeated to the chef, he blew his top and it took a personal visit from the studio head to calm him. It develops that the chef is a refugee from a Nazi concentration camp. Gorgeous Jane Morgan has two singing careers going at once. There's the Jane Morgan of records and then there's the Jane Morgan of night clubs and never the twain shall meet. In the clubs. Jane is the ultimate in sophistication — beautiful and dressed to her pearly white teeth, singing lovely bal- lards in a lovely voice. On records, she sings rock 'n' roll — still in her flawless style, of course, but it's still rock 'n' roll. "And I can't mix the two," she says. "A song like 'Elusive Butterfly,' which is big on records, just doesn't fit into my The unheralded and almost unnoticed development at Northwestern University of a Big Eye. capable of recognizing and inexorably following a particular object, is as potentially frightening as the Orwellian future it recalls. Remember 1984, the story of Winston Smith in the futuristic society of Big Brother? "The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston fflsde. sbove the level of a very low whisper, would bs picked up by it,.however, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could he seen as well as heard . . . You had to live ... IB the assumption thai even,' sound you rnsds was overheard . . . every movement scruliniied." The Big Eye, still said to be In primitive form, is a remarkable adaptation of the tele- screen. Called PRFCS—pattern recognition feedback control system—it is basically a television camera connected to a computer. The camera obtains an image that is turned into an electrical signal. The signal is fed into the computer which pointed at the object it must watch. The eye has a 350-degree horizontal field of vision and a 270-degree vertical field. Already tie authorized and unauthorized uses of a fantastic variety of listening de- rices are distressingly rampant. Combine an electronic snooper and the Big Eye, and Presto! Instant 1984. The only missing ingredient is Big Brother, and there never has been a shortage of candidates.—Norfolk (Va.) Virgiania-Pilot. Don't Trim This Tree Among the bsubles which Congress, in its getaway-day enthusiasm, hung on the tax incentive bill known as the "Christmas tree," was Sen. Long's provision for voluntary tax contributions to Democratic and Republican presidential campaign funds. This permits a taxpayer, beginning in 1955, to allot one of his income tax dollars to a campaign fund which will be divided equally between the two major parties. It is a bad provision because it doesn't control political fund-raising or campaign spending, but simply adds an estimated SS5 million to the money which each parry raises. In addition, It discriminates against third parties. BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Civil Betterment Held Key Victory in Viet Nam To By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. SAIGON (NBA) The Philippine colonel I met in Manila was blunt: ''We're not going to win this war by military action alone regardless of how many men we put into 'iet Nam. There's no use kid- ling ourselves. the VC cannot win. 'in have not been able to make Agreeing on this principle was those arrests stick, easy. Travel through the rural! Almost every provincial gov- areas of 13 South Viet Nam ! ernor and district chief is a mil- provinces convinced this report- itary officer. A fistful of the as- er that accomplishing this aim j sembly set up to write a new will be exceedingly difficult. ! constitution for South Viet Nam When there's a war going on, | are military officers, the inevitable emphasis is on \ It is now considered likely shooting. Military priorities take < that when national elections are precedence over civilian prior- held next year under the new dreamed about you all night." Come Nov. 30, The Beverly Hillbillies will have a guest star — Gloria Swanson. How did they ever manager to lure Miss Swanson into thei situation comedy morass? "It was a fun script," Gloria says, "and there aren't many fun scripts these days." Gloria Swanson's career has spanned much of Hollywood's history — from the silent films to The Beverly Hillbillies. Even though she disclaims much knowledge of today's Hollywood (she's a New Yorker now) her view, of the changing Hollywood are worth noting. "I never saw many wild parties here in the old days," she says. "Once in awhile some foreigner from Detroit would come in and try to pinch some ac- ress' bottom. There was more drinking in Chicago than in Holywood years ago. "1 don't go out much here :hese days, but from what I've seen things are wilder now." Some scenes in movies can't be written in the script — they develop spontaneously on t h e set. These are the things direc- or Richard Fleischer, now shooting "Dr. Dolittle," calls 'surprise scenes." In one shot, Rex Harrison ras supposed to say goodby to a dog. He did so and started to club act. And a song like 'No Regrets,' which is always well- j leave". Spontaneously, the dog barked again. Rex turned around and waved another good by from the door. "If we had written that in," Fleisher says, "we never would have gotten it." received in the clubs, somehow doesn't go on records." A Los Angeles mail - order company, the Howard Diamond Co., uses Joi L a n s i n g as its come-on. Her pictures adorn their ads and they offer free pin-up photos of Joi. Since the company advertises only in service publications, there are thousands of requests and Joi is becoming one of the favorite pinups of this war. She treasures a letter she got from a sailor now stationed in Viet Nam, which includes this excerpt: "I slept with your picture under my rock last night and Blytheville (Ark.) Umrier Newi Tuesday, November 29, 1966 Page Six Senator Gore tried to block the measure, |!, ut faction is what will win j officials. "We have to have troops to j ities. Miltary commanders n a constitution, the new chief of stop the Viet Cong battalions, j province give orders to civilian state will be Lt. Gen. Nguyen But PJvip artinn ic Whflt U-ill urin ' nffi^ialc tVan Thidi, QnH fKo nail! nr^ma but was bowled over by the adjournment rush. The provision could, however, still be amended or repealed by the nest Congress before it goes into effect. This should be done. If Congress fails to act, the taxpayer will still be able to nullify the bill by simply refusing to allocate bis tax money for this purpose. Bear this in mind in '68. Don't trim the congressional Christmas tree — it's gaudy enough already.—New York Journal Tribune. I the Van Thieu and the new prime Laws are suspended to meet minister Air Marshal Nguyen That thought has been shared military needs. Freedom of the Cao Ky. the same men who now by many others — U.S. Vietna- press is suspended for military hold these posts. 75 Years Ago Mrs. W.. J. Cupples and daughter Nancy will spend this weekend in Trenton, Tenn., visiting relatives there. Kenneth Fisher, Blytheville CHt BLYTHEVrLL* COURIER NEWS THE COURIE1> SBW8 CO. H. W. HAINFS rUHUSHEB HARRT A. HALVES mese. South Korean. Thai, Aus-, censorship. Private property is The military can and does do [Junior High's big fullback, was tralian and New Zealand offi- i subject to military confiscation, civic action. It's become mili- j today named to the all-state cials - to Whom this writer has In practice, local military men tan- doctrine. But the United • junior high football team. JACOBY ON BRIDGF NOBTH A A 92 13 * A94.2 4964 WEST EAST (D) AS4 465 ' VK1064 VJ97 *JS6 4Q1073 *AKTS-2 +8753 SOOTH 4KQJ1073 V AQ2 4 K5 + .110 Both vulnerable West North East South Pass 14 Pass 2 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 K ]my and discard from his own hand. A diamond lead from the jack appeared dangerous. South might be holding a king - ten j combination. talked on his current tour of j set key prces. de:err.iine who States has learned that even Southeast Asia. They have' gets scarce commodities, agreed that "revolutionary de- i in areas under complete rnili- ! tery control, large doses of civ- velopment" — improving local j Military justice takes prece- : ic action do not take root in the government, schools, living: dence over civilian justice in creation of a community willing standards, ways of farming, j many localities. Technically, a ' to defend itself against the Viet justice and the police system — | police officer can arrest a mili- Cong unless freedom and demo- is crucial. tary man. In practice, the few qratic civilian rule go along * « ; police officer can arrest a mili- with the economic, political and Unless these changes a r e • tary man. In practice, the few educational help. then the queen South was ready; Wesi shoH]d haye ahjfted to a \y , he military deuce of beans ^ Wodd ^ his artaer a on the queen of dubs. | mjmp ^^ but We _ t ^ m££ _ west lound himself still on merized by that heart discard. I lead. He couldn't afford & had He led away from his king of •of his last club. That would give:hearts and South had found tie South a chance to run in dum-' way la his tenth trick. made, the Viet Cong underground cannot be defeated even war is won. If very unlikely that j these things are accomplished, police officials who have tried ! This freedom and democratic to arrest military men charged : rule are proving exceedingly dif- with criminal actions in neigh- ficult to accomplish in the mid- borhoods this reporter has been die of the Viet Nam war. Deception in play is not limited to false-cards. An alert declarer will frequently create an illusion in an opponent's mindj by an unusual discard. If North and South had worked their way to three he-trump the favorable break in clubs would insure that contract but they arrived at four spades. West opening Uie King of clubs and continued with the ace and queen. South had studied the hand carefully before playing to the first trick and he noted that his only reasonable play would be to try the heart finesse. If this worked he would have 10 easy tricks. If it failed he could deal the next hand. Then fc£ thought i !HU§ further. Maybe he could persuade West to lead a heart for him. When West followed up his king of clubs lead with (be ace and the Doctor Say Written for Newspaper | !< Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M-D Q — I have had seborrheic The doctor said there was no eczema for a year. I am being fungus or anything he could see treated by a general practition- What could cause tiiis? er and a dermatologist but I am A. — The most likely cause i, not cured yet. What dc you ad- seborrhea. The greatment i: vise? ' discussed in the preceding ans- A — Seborrhea, seborrheic wer ' dermatitis and seborrheic ec- Q — Is dandruff a disease' ease can usually be controlled How do you get rid of it? but not cured. The first step A — A certain amount o in treatment is to shampoo scaling of the scalp is normal thoroughly. After wetting your: When it is excessive and ex tiair, lather your scalp, allow- ' tends to the face and chest i' ing the lather to remain on is called seborrhea. For simple your scalp three or four min- dandruff, frequent shampooing utes before rinsing. This will j is all that is needed. remove the top layer of din and | dandruff. It is important to re- i Please send your questions peat the process, massaging: and comments to Wayne G your scalp gently while lather- Brandstadt, M.C., is care oJ ing and being careful not to j this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt scratch it with your fingernails. | cannot answer individual letters If shampooing twice a week ' be will answer letters of general WOELD ALMANAC FACTS makes your scalp dry yo ushould shampoo every six or seven daj's. For the Itching, scaling lesions that may appeal- on the face or chest you shuld apply a S per cent lilfur intaient made with greaeless base, using it at night before going to bed. Ample rest end avoidance of interest in future columns. Industrial Accidenti Industrial accident rates the in United States reached highest peak during the first decade of the 20th century, about 1907. That year, 4,W workers were killed in railroading and 2,534 men were killed chocolate, nuts, greasy foods, Ig, bituminous coal mines, ac..H .-.™ „_.« ~,-v ... .... cordjng to ^ EneyeiopMd, 1 «* « mtiiittain Mtnlnoht jwbfe ;alt, spices and port are also recommended. Occasional flare- ups can be expected even with the be* of treatment. Q - About Britannica. New York's birthrate was 11.0 a year ago my!per 1,000 persons in 1965, the ears began to itch down inside.'lowest in 20 years. Mrs. S. E. Tune, Mrs. Murray Smart and Mrs. Chester Caldwell were guests of Mrs. L. E. Old when she entertained members of the Wednesday Club with a luncheon at her home. PAUL D. BU.MAN Advertising Manager Sole National AdTertiiln* Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New SToTlt, ChJcaeo. Detroit Atlanta. Mcmphli Second-clasi postage paid at BlrtherlHe, Ark. Member ol the Associated Pnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier In the cltj ol Blrthe- rtue or any suburban town wherv carrier service IK maintained J5c pel -•eek SI.M par mdntn. B7 tnall within a radltu of Ut milei, 58.00 per jear IS 00 (or sli months, S3.1K) for three montta, by mall, outside 50 mile radius V 1S.OO psr year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accept- er) In towns and cities wbere The. Courier News carrier service It maintained Mall ftubscriptlonj an payable In advance NOTE: The Conner »w» aisunm no responsibility for photograph* manuscripts, encravfnffs or ntaoff left wltn It for possible pnbUuttlon- n i i ^-i . *ns\ People and Things _P Answer ta Prevlom Pun!§ ACROSS 1 One of the Gershwin* 4"Give i for the home team" 39 Nickname for Miss Fabray 40 College official 42 Permit 43 Bristle 44 Dswn loddeis 9 Mineral spring 46 Neul 12 Drone bee -^8 Ejects violently 13 Rent 5! Bathes (poet.) 14 , «kip and 55 Boy's nickname jump 56 Angry 15 Unclose (poet.) 60 Fish 16 Poker stakes 61 Mr. Carney San Marino it the smallest republic in the world and claims to be the oldest in Europe. Founded in the Fourth Century A_D, it it completely unrounded by Italy and if about half the size of Washington, D.C. According to The World Almanac, the 1962 population was estimated at 17,000. San Marino uses Italian or Vatican money but hai iU own sUmpt and coins. WORLD ALMANAC The United Statet Ton*. Service maintains 154 national forests, 19 national grasdaodt and a nnmbtr of minor lands. Th» total area covered aaoutt to 186,000,000 acres in 41 states and Puerto Rico. According to The World Almanac, a national forest is within a day's drfr* of every major eBy in tto Uait«d 17 Mineral rock 18 Jumps 20 Ocean movements 22 Cleopstra'i make 54 Devotee 25 Shjkeipeirejn king 28 Conclude 30 Comfort 34 Scottish alder 35 Fish eggs SB Kishermia't gadget 87 Yugoslav city 38 Miss Lupino 62 Weird 63 Born 64 Tiny 65 Set again 66 Abstract being DOWN 1 False god 2 Hangman't noose S Range 4 School group 5 Chicken 6 Consume 7 Mariner's direction B Pauses g Wearing thott 41 Recent 10 Minute sHn opening 11 Primates 19 Term used by golfers 21 Follower 23 Hazards 24 Fancy 25 Soil 28 Iroquolan Indian 27 Handle S3 British 29 Complication statesman 31 Feminine 64 Observe! „„ !W ell »tl°n 57 Scotllih 82 Owir sheeplold 33 Heating device MArttUtln) 50 Cravat « Depot (ab.) 45 H'iliow 47 Nation's naval vessels 48 Sliced cabbage as a salad 40 Father (Fr.) 50 Ilallin city 52 Hollywood md

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