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To Your Good Health :,; Th« wlubrieui tftet* of Elections «€ eontinu* to mount. £ Thi» w««k wh«i flvt veteran Ar- Jctnm legiilatori ligned » legislative .^•cUrttion of independence, it brought rto mind a comment made in thii space •pearly » year ago concerning the _?trsnge turn government in Arkansas lhad taken. ^3 The traditional separateness of >ppwers had been diluted to the extent /.that it no longer existed for all prac- rtlcal purpose. Gov. Orval Faubus ex; : erted strong leadership in both houses •of the Legislature. Lines of influence ran from the Governor's office through the various ostensibly independent commissions and boards. The legislative and executive functions had become one and the excutive was pre: dominant. Election of a Republican governor -has given some legislators a reason to test what for many will be a new inde- ;pendence from the governor's office. Recognizing this, the five Democratic legislators (Sterling Cockrill, Jr., Joel Y. Ledbetttr, R»y S. Smith, Jr., Charlei W. Stewart Jr., and Hayes C. Mo* Clerkin) drafted what at once is a statement of independence of and an offer of cooperation with the new governor. Of course, this is the way the system was intended to work, but, due to the anamoly of a si.\4erm governor the separation of powers had been stultified: In their manifesto, the legislators expressed their intention of remaining independent of the executive, "whatever political party may control either." Similarly, the electorate may expect Attorney General Joe Purcell to be professional and nonpartisan in his approach to the administration of this important office and this will be a refreshing change. In other words, Arkansas soon will have a state government of mixed political ideologies, the parts of which are not held together and manipulated by a single line of power. This promises to be a very healthy situation. bailor 6 llote •'-- You know what happens to old sports "writers? They go show biz, that's what happens to them. There's Ed Sullivan, to name 'one. However, careful perusal of some of the output of those reporters who cover the Southern California entertainment beat, unmasks these writers as fugitives from the 'Chavez Ravine press box. For example, Cash Box, an entertainment publication, in reviewing Vocalist Mel iCarter's opening at the Cocoanut Grove com- 'jnented that the show represented Carter's : ''first big league engagement." " Then Frank Barron in the Hollywood Reporter, reviewing the same show, said, Car* ~ter "is ready for the big leagues," and "has hit the majors" and has been "inked . . . .for a future date." John Scott in the LM Angeles Times said Carter "hit most of the popular song bases." In addition to baseball, the metaphorical -;Mr. Scott drops some hints that he once might have handled bits of news from the "drag strip, e.g.: ". . .the personable enter- tamer ran through (track and field?) a pro- 'gram geared for adults. . ." and ". . .then hit .his stride (no clocking is mentioned) and fin- ished in high gear..." (Parenthetical comments supplied.) When we se eour Ed Hayes making notes while listening to Muzak in some waiting room, we'll know he's ready to join the turncoats. I hasten to report the latest bit of intelligence from the ecumenical front: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church held its annual spaghetti supper in Immaculate Conception School's cafetorium. The spaghetti was served with » rich meat sauce, on Friday. It was, moreover, the first official Friday on which Catholics could eat meat. A gentleman recently found himself drawing stares from others when he took his wife out for dinner. Well, it was true: he was sporting the mod look. He wore a double-breasted suit which sort of pinched in at the waist. Peaked lapels, 29 buttons and all the styling features which stamped its wearer avant-garde. "This is njy 25th wedding anniversary," the gentleman explained to a friend, "And this is the suit I wore 25 years ago today." Men's fashions have come full circle. -H.A.H. Of OtU Well Buy This! •• Newspaper often have poked fun at the ^innumerable special weeks set »si<Je by various groups, both in the st»te and nation, such as "National Apple-Eating Week," "Ken- .vtuefcy Old Ham Week," "National Deiry •Month,' etc, etc. - But we recently heard of a special week that we'll go for in a big way and feel sure : that millions of others will join in wholeheart- .: edly. It's labeled "National Hair-Cutting ; ,Week" and parents are to be encouraged to, ..set that all their teen-agers get to the barber shop and get an old-fashioned hair cut. one without bangs and one that will disclose the neck »nd ears. We're 100 per cent for this one and hope that it goes through! And if » date hasn't been set what's wrong with next week? The earlier the better.-Lexington (Ky.) Herald. IT'S EASY to find your station in life— someone's bound to tell you where to get off. —New Canaan (Conn.) Advertiser. JACOBY ON BRJDGF norm on WEST AK1093 ¥A72 EAIT V10985S 4854 6OUTB 4>J87S8 VKQJ + AJ Both Wot North E**t . 1* fka P»w 3* Pats DM. Pan r£ Opening letd-*K (tooth . In his discussion of the double «f a contract when opponents have bid under their own 8team, Al Morehead points out that there is one double you should never make. That is when you hold massed trumps against the declarer and your double may tell the declarer how to play the hand against you. ..West's double of four spades really had nothing to commend it: North and South had not staggered into game. They had bid it easily. They did not have a misfit. Once South had bid a spade the bidding went right to game. Weit did hold four trumps but there was h« guarantee th*t lie would mske a club trick and at best he could nst expect to set declarer more than mt trick. ' 'If West had not stuck in his double South muld ilm«t surely have led a low sptde from his hand at trick twp. Wett h»ve played the three spot »nd dummy's queen would have held the trick. From that point en South would have been down one. The double told South how ta pl*y the hand. He led the jack of spades at trick two. West's king fell to dummy's ace. South returned to his hand with the nine of diamonds and led the eight of spades. West coveret witii the nine. This lost to dum my's queen and another spadi lead accounted for West's ten West cashed his queen of cl and forced South to ruff another ^ but this didn't worry South. He still had a trump to sijli West's three spot and'the rest of tile, diamond suit gave lim his ten tricks. The double had cost West 90 joints, the difference between iouth's making a doubled game and going down one undoubted. Show Beat Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NEA) Universal Studios, whose studio tour is the second biggest sightseeing attraction in thee part after Disneyland, has another scheme up its corporate sleeve. On the planning boards now is a replica of Copenhagen's Trivoli Gardens, the world-famous amusement park • and- restaurant complex. If movies and television ever go out of style, Universal City will still be in business, one way or another. So &At> IF you DON'T WHALE. fi/OSS^T ANO CROMlfY W WASHINGTON Red China's Weird Actions Puzzling to Asia Experts By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. SAIGON (NBA) There are some things going on in Red China that are very difficult to explain. Mao's political existence and Lin Piao's probably will depend on their ability to feed the Red Chinese people in the year ahead. Yet Mao and Lin of late seem to be doing some tilings may make it impossible that for them to -prevent widespread hunger and starvation on the mainland. Current reports indicate Red China's crops this year will be Take two examples: Take the sad experience outlined by a Chinese resident of Manila in a long talk with this reporter: "We overseas Chinese have a strong feeling for our families at home in Red China. "If we make it a little good we like to help our relatives have a better time of it. "But if they don't get our help, we stop sending it. "Lately, with Kie troubles our people are having in Red China, they do not get a benefit from our help. jped off sharply of late, not only from fae Philippines, but Dorothy Provine is seriously thinking of quitting Hollywood. "I'm considering it," the lively blonde actress said. "I might sell the house and move to Europe — to England or Switzerland. Why? Because, frankly, I'm bored, bored with my life here. I have no ties and I might as well do it while I'm young and free." Dorothy made a picture in Italy — "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die" — and enjoyed the experience. At first, the emotionalism of the Italian crews confused her- They yelled and scramed and carried on. Eventually, Dorothy got into the spirit of things. She let go with a temperamental outburst at one point, and the crew watch ed her admiringly, and when she was finished they applauded and shouted, "Bravo, bella, bella, bravissimo." She wound up feeling that it is a very good thing to express your feelings on the set. "Everybody here tries to be a good Joe," she says, "I think I've given more lousy performances because I've tried to be a good Joe and haven't said what I really thought. Americans have the idea that you must have everyone love you and we're afraid to hurt people's feelings. In Europe, they say what they think, and then it's forgotten." from Thailand, South Viet Nam, I 75 Yuan Ago -In Blythevillt Malaysia and Hong Kong as well. This is nob Red China's only economic blunder. The Japanese Communist party has split with Red China. | This so angered Peking that the Communist Chinese government started making things very difficult for the so-called Japanese "friendly" firms — those which provided a foreign exchange earning outlet of sizable proportions. | Working with "friendly" firms "So fewer of our people send from a number of countries, for money home. unsatisfactory. This means that "Our remittances wer e Peking again will have to im-! great source of income (for- port large quantities of grain eign exchange) for the main- to feed the people. "Riese grain imports will re- example, the Red Chinese had a | succeeded in undercutting Ja- quire large amounts of foreign exchange. How then explain the actions of a government that seems determined to slash its major sources of this critical foreign exchange? land. We sent a lot of money." Half of the foreign exchange Mao so badly needs for importing wheat, rice and other goods to prevent a revolution has come from these remittances from overseas Chinese. These remittances have drop- pan in some types of cotton goods in the world markets. Now the Red Chinese are cutting their own throats by making it more difficult for co-operating firms. The Red Chinese action is all the more strange in that these businessmen hac nothing to do with actions o the Japanese Communist party James Terry, president of the , Blytheville Y, announced today that six new directors had been , elected to the board. Elected for three-year terms were Rec. E. C. Brown, James Gardner,,Dr. ! James C. Guard, C. L. McWaters, W. H. Wyatt and Dr. Alfred Vise. A $5,500 commercial bond issue for the purchase of addi- jtional land by Gosnell School iwere approved yesterday by the .Board of Education in Little I Rock. E. J. Cure was elected president of the Blytheville Country Club last night at a meeting of the board of directors. Starting tomorrow Blytheville Post office patrons avail them!selves of postal curb service. A curb mail box has been installed at the entrance to the Post Office on Walnut. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Once again I was imprassec by the great stretches of fla fields, the ribbons of highway the sparseness of trees. We were driving along the excellenl lighway stretching from Omaha o Grand Island and I was be- ng introduced to Nebraska. My lost was telling me of the enor- motjs crops of this year, of the iffluent region and of the exccl- ence of these citizens and farmers. What I wanted to know was where they got the water or these crops. He pointed to a lump, busily working and then began to see one pump after mother. All of the sub-surface water tinker these flat plains was being pulled ts the service of the crops. The rivers apd stored waters underneath was brought to the surface. As a novice in the area, I would not have known. I would have walked along waterless. Those who lived there knew, reached down into the earth and discovered a new freshness of life. Those who really live always know. The thoughless ones walk through life as though everything is happening on the surface. They live at wits' end, stretch their nerves taut, acting as though they were the first to inhabit the land. They rebel and slash at their neighbors or disdain to learn from the «*per- ienct of others. Yet here and there one continues to meet someone fighting the same battles, meeting the "5iK*l*t*mtti*t*>*,i»'tbcmt*Vie1esnobr same emergencies and carrying an unsullied shrine within the beneath the surface, fourirj the deep cool of the waters ant discovered another allegiance It must have been that way with the man of centuries ago who found himself confronting the power of the Roman Em pire, the hurts of the pagan civilization around him and the easy temptation to despair a anything conning of it. Yet he called to his friends and neighbors and urged them to look [seneath the surface. "Remem- :er Abraham. Moses and David, tie cried, and then read off a whole list of those who had been the heroes of other days. Deliberately he pumped to the surface the healing that came '. r o m such remembrance. 'Wherefore, seeing we are surrounded by 50 great a company of witnesses," he wrote, "let us run with patience the race that s set before us." Others walked along the flatlands of their days despairing. He reached down nto the remembrance of history and then tackled the problems of his present. It was yesterday's water af expereince deal- ng with the necessity of today's crops. There's so much of life that's monotonous, boring, tedious — and sometimes seemingly pur- losely. On the surface it's easy enough to get tough and stoical about it, and all too often, mean and stingy about life. And all the while, just beneath the surface there are "the streams in th* desert" and the cooling waters/ It makes the difference in the way we live soul. Somehow they've reached | and give and share.— They tell us that this is an age of anxieties, of worries that break mated life that is treeless and monotonous. It is at such a time that we remember the courage of other days and live with it in our own time. There are only half as many mules in the United States today as there were in 1930, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Herbert Lorn — so wonderful in "Gambit" — lives in London, but he says that an actor today has to be "a real and proper gypsy." He works everywhere, ivfierever there is a good part. "But I don't want to go to Yugoslavia again," h says. And he tells some harrowing stories about his experiences there. He worked in that country's biggest studio, but it had no heat and the only running water was cold. Often there was no running water at all. Lorn says frequently the make - up man had to spit on his brush so he could apply his make-up. • "It was so cold in the studio," he says, "that our breath showed. I was playing Simon Legree in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and the director asked me not to breathe so much in the next scene." Living conditions were no better. Lorn checked into the leading hotel and found his room had no bath. He went downstairs to complain and told tht desk clerk that he had to have a room with a bath. The desk clerk's answer: "Why?" Blylheville (Ark.) 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NOTE: The CourTLT Mrws assumes no responsibility for photograph* nanuscrlpts, engravings or matj eft ivltb tt for possible publication- College Sports Answer to Previous Puzile ACROSS 1 Game on the links 5 Shot a.— viult fabric 38 Mistake 39 Greek letter 40 Malt drink 41 Gun, for example 44.— throw EIHCIH HQiaSI BHffl 16 race 18 Cling 20 Quick blow . tributary 52 French coin 53 Australian bird (var.) 54 Main stage role 1 a! Ill appellation • 29 He who gtes V Twisting forces 31 Ludlcrousnesi 22N«tlve (suffix) 23 Ceise (naut.) 26 Staining 30 Imperfect diamonds 31 Metal 32 Earth (comb, form) 33 Japanese outcast 34 Forbids 35CupoU 38 Woolen dress 8 Sea bird 9 Early Roman emperor 10 Glance •J I Nine (comb, lorm) 17 Garret 18 Soak flax 23 On the couch 24 Ballot 25 Russian sea meter (ab.) 56 Coarse file DOWN 1 Festive 2 Fetid 3 Jacob's wife (Bib.) 4 China, for Instance (2 SApplellke fruits 27 Mr.'stravTns'ky 40 Steep''to « 6 Feminine 28 Verne character liq ild 35 Costumier 37 Become visible 38 Masculine name 401 am present (Latin) 41 Perukci 42 Redact 43 In style of 45 Torpor (coll.) 25 Russian sea 46 Employs 26 Without (Latin) 47 Pottage Americans spend about $50 billion every year on gambling games. In England 48 per cent of the adult population risks its money on gambling, t larger percentage than In the United States, although the money risked does not represent as large a proportion of the national income as it does in the United States. Betting on the horses is the principal form of gtmbling in the English-speaking countries and In Frsnce. NKW8FAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.