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Fitting Valedictory As far as Mississippi County is c«n- 'cer.ned, Orval Faubus delivered his vak edictory as governor Wednesday at th« dedication ceremonies for the vocational-technical school at Burdette. As lie leaves office, we prefer to recall those things good and .Treat about his administration, having in past years, we believe, sufficiently dwelt on the tawdry aspects of his dozen years as the state's chief exeeu- live. in his remarks here Wednesday, Governor Faubus called attention to the fact that it was during his tenure that the trade school program flowered in Arkansas. This is true and it is fitting, for very few are in such a position to appreciate the dilemma of today's Arkansas youngster as is Orval Faubus. He is a product of the spare Arkansas hills *nd the spare education which was germane to living there (and his usually proper rhetoric, flavored as it it by the Old World quality of the hills, is evidence enough that great opportunity may await those of even humble birth in this land where a man may be a child of poverty but need not become a prisoner of poverty of the mind and soul). Governor Faubus, as a young man, had no vocational school to attend. Instead, he attempted to become a student in the only school open to him at the time—a pathetically-thin curriculum being offered by some Americans who were experimenting with Marxism. In the future, it will net be n«ciS- • lafy for th* jVtor young man of Arkansas to seek Out a Commonwealth College, if indeed, such has any present-day counterpart. Governor Faubus has been a great builder. This has marked hi* administration. During the 1950's and 1960's, there were two political £0als which the state sOught to attain: One, sim- play materialistic, the other, moral and political by nature. Thanks to a burgeoning economic system, under Governor Faubus the state has been able to make appreciable headway- on any number of the fronts. There are new highways, medical facilities, schools, state buildings and such commendable projects as the Arkansas Childflen'i Colony. Arkansas . started the march out of the dark ages and it is a good and great thing to see. If Governor Faubus was not able to bring about political reform (which is coming fast on the heels of his departure), then so be it. Blame him, then, for his failures in this regard, but we submit it would not have been the easiest thing for one whose political dynasty was founded on the system to engineer its dismantling. The new voter, voting under new laws, has seen to this job. If this deficiency typifies the delinquencies of the Faubus Administration, then, similarly, Cotton Boll Vocational-Technical School symbolizes his many accomplishments. Cannel-at Bay >l FDUW> HINA f< SIT OM THE SlAJEET SlDE, BUT SATISFYING note Bill Mauldin, the cartooniit of the Chicago Sun-Times whose work is syndicated and thereby appears in the Courier News, was addressing a gathering at Tennessee Wesleyan College recently. He told how he had received the inspiration to become a cartoonist while milking a cow. "I enjoyed the sitting-down part," he said of the milking experience, "but I felt I should have something more constructive in my hands." * * * Osceola Times Publisher Phil Mullen was kind enough to send me copies of his "special" on William Faulkner. Mullen was editor of the Oxford, Miss., paper for 18 years, during which time he wag a co-citizen of the great American novelist. Perhaps one or two men during a lifetime were confidantes of William Faulkner. Phil Mullen wouldn't claim to be one of these. Bat he was close enough to record about 10,= MO words on William Faulkner, cameos on greatness (Faulkner's comment on air conditioning, "They're trying to do away with weather." He eschewed conditioned air, and viewed radio and teevee as devices to keep people "from thinking about the things they should."). Mullen's recollections of days with Faulk- ...jier will pique the interest of only those who find this nonpareil Of American letters an exciting literary experience. For them, the Mullen effort is a gem. It's yours for a buck. * * * Well, today's Friday and tomorrow's Christmas Eve and you know what that means: It soon will be time for me to do my Christmas shopping. * * * If your secretary has everything (well, perhaps, everything except a handsome boss), you might want to investigate a typewriter I saw in a Blytheville office this week. The secretary merely types a rough draft, which will include the usual mistakes. Then, she electronically erases the mistakes and "plays" the draft back to the machine on magnetic tape, which has recorded the first draft, minus the erasures. At a rate of nearly 200 words a minute, the electric typewriter reproduces the draft in perfect form. And it will reproduce it again and again and again. The price: $10,000 (and this includes typewriter ribbon). No discount for cash. No trading stamps. Seriously, the machine is simplicity itself. Any normal, American girl with an M.S. from MIT could handle it. -H.A.H. BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Despite Critics, Romney Is GOPs Brightest Hope By BRUCE BIOSSAT Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Washington Correspondent COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (NEA) Recently a starchy New England conservative told a moderate Republican leader he believes that Gov. George Romney of Michigan would beat Richard Nixon in a.. 1968 presidential primary ia New Hampshire. Though this is the purest con- lecture about a very distant lolitical event, it may serve to jut in somewhat better perspective the rather mislead- ,ng presidential responses of Even Romney's staunches! friends among the many moderate governors assembled i n Colorado found themselves stressing the negative. Yet, significantly, a top aide to, one of these sought out this reporter to correct the too negative impression he felt he had registered in an earlier talk. His final message, mirroring his governor's outlook, was this: Romney, for all his publicized shortcomings, is sill the moderates' best - positioned and strongest prospect — No. 1 in polls among Republicans and currently the one man placing ahead of President Johnson in JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 43 431054 VQ832 «K74 4.64 WEST EAST *7 42 VAK6 V754 4QJ10983 4>A6S2 4952 +QJ1073 SOUTH <D) AAKJ9863 V J109 • Void + AKS Both vulnerable; North- South 30 on SCOT* West North East South 1* 2* 3* .4* 6* Dblc. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K If they ever hive a "Be kind to your partner week" we suggest a few slogans such as: "Your partner is looking right at his cards. Let him bid tiiem.' 1 "Your partner knows the score." "Your partner knows that bonuses are given for slams and rubbers." That 30 on score had the time effect on North as a red rag to a bull. He hardly had a raise to two but he jumped to three. After all, South might not know about the n$ber bonus. South did not have to leap right to six spades. It wai mighty difficult for South to visualize any holding by his partner that wouldn't produce a very good play for a slam hut there is no law requiring you to jump to • iltra merely because you think you can make it. Also, North mifht have a hand which would produce < fraud slam, We don't always approve of superscientifie bidding but South could well have afforded to try a five - diamond cue bid to see if North could show the ace of hearts. Of course, the ace of hearts would not be enough to warrant a seven bid but South call and let his partner know about the grand slam interest. many governors and other pb- voter samplings. litical figures who met here for two days. The words "Romney is in deep trouble" were heard with From ttiis incident, supported by other conversations at the conference, the notion emerges that Rcmney may not really be surprising frequency in talks;in anywhere near as deep trou- with some of these men. They He today as his critics — and reflected largely his continuing fuzziness on the big issue of Vietnam, his delay in making some friends — suggest. He does stand high in the polls; he is moving about; his North suggested should have tried that South the five known his 1968 intention, hisjcampaign is visibly roiling diamond cue bid and quit at five spades after North could not show the ace of hearts. frosty moralizing. These responses are being underscored heavily by veteran political reporters who hammer at Romney in press could follow up with a six - club losing the rubber, This wasn't "Be kind to your conferences and in print. Since partner week" and we can't print South's reply. We can report that East and West enjoyet collecting 200 points instead o: • INt kj NIA. be, "iv, era r«u Afaf your tiair fit* ••My'*/ "ft 1* Ah* AIS hkt yanfir (though its pace and character do not seem to please all observers). Possibly most telling of all, his image with the general public continues to be far, far watching him on television can believe that "Hail to the Chief" could be his song. Aggressively, he looks the part. Obviously, Romney has many huge tasks ahead — maintaining himself in the polls, developing some plausible specifics to fill the aching void on Vietnam, getting better organized to win friends and, ultimately, 1968 convention delegates. To tnat end, he probably lias to win primaries in places like New Hampshire and wide - open Oregon, to mention just two. Despite the early talk of a rasfi of favorite sons and a "brokered convention," he may find sufficient opportunities to build momentum. If he does, conservatives might polarize strongly around ixon or California's Ronald Reagan to narrow the field tightly by convention time. By WAftf) CANNEL Newspaper Enterprise Assn- NEW YORK (NEA) <*6r the past few weeks, as regular readers may recall, we have been reporting here on a wide selection of unusual gifts — more than enough to fill the most demanding list of Christmas present needs, And having done so, we would have let the Yuletlde come in with no further comment. However, a number of letters have arrived informing us of a gross oversight — namely that we made no suggestions of what togive a man who has everything. Well, that was no oversight at all. The plain fact is, we do not believe there is anybody who has everything. And even if there were, it is our conviction that high status should not prevent a person's receiving a gift — whether or not he has one of it already. To our way of thinking, the rich and powerful certainly deserve to get something. And so, with that Christmas thought in mind, we submit the following sample list of people and gifts: Richard M. Nixon — A score card for the New Republican team and a baseball glove suitable for use in left, field. Hubert H. Humphrey — A new home state where a Democrat can be elected. Rudolph Bing — An act of Congress forbidding grand opera in the United States unless performed by (Jie Met. Lyndon B. Johnson — A son- in-law who has been to Vietnam. Gen. Charles de Gaulle — A Berlitz course in swimming and Chinese. George Hamilton — A chance to make a movie in Saigon. John Gunther — A commission to write the authorized version of "Inside LBJ." Kurt Kiesinger — A street map of Danzig. Julie Andrews — A heating pad, a hot-water bottle, an electric blanket and a dozen suits of flannel underwear. Lurleen Wallace — A valid hall pass for the State House, and some sort of sc r o 11 or plaque saying she 1) the governor, Truman Capote - A trial membership in the Public Relations Society of America and 540 friendship rings. Johnny Carson - A copy of "Happiness Is a Broken TV Set." Rod Serling - A new idea. Andy Warhol - An idea. Any idea. Shirley Temple — A great big box of animal crackers (with out the birds and bees). Baby Jane Holzer — A belated invitation to Truman Capote's party. Natalie Wood — A free course in vocational retraining. Harold Wilson — A common shipping cart, io take to the Common Market. Adam Clayton Powell — Political asylum in Florida, diplomatic immunity in New York, and a small portable statue of himself. Frank Sinatra — A hand- jsome edition of "Little Worn- The made: further point must be The stress on Romney negatives at the Colorado meeting occurred in unreal isolation. Nixon could falter quickly if he fails to cast off the scent of the loser in 1968. Reagan, untested as governor, and Sen.- elect Charles Percy of Illinois, a glamorous figure seen only distantly so far, might them- 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse left today for Little Rock to be the holiday guests of their ison, Byron Morse, Mrs. Morse land family. Jean is the name chosen by Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Terry for their daughter born Friday at Walls Hospital. Mrs. E. E. Hardln will have as her holiday guests, her son, Ed Hardin and Mrs. Hardin of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Miley are the guests of Mrs. Miley's sister, Mrs. Hugh Whltsitt, and family. his smashing re-election a month j stronger than it is with the po-j selves reveal critical handicaps ago he has not had a "goodjlitical sophisticates he encoun-|if exposed to the close scrutiny press." Iters at closer range. Voters | riveted today upon Romney. Sunday School Lesson* By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. It is difficult for an American to understand the emotional fervor aroused by a proposition to kill a cow. Yet this is the cause of riots in India. There, in a country where so many millions of people confront daily hunger and possible starvation, the sacred cow is a centuries- old tie with history. To rid India of its hundreds of thousands of cattle is unbelievable to a Hin- due. Therefore, the proposal of the government to kill cattle aroused riots, sent so - called "holy men" on emotional tirades which ended in burning of buildings, and the stopping of the already limited transportation. It's difficult for a Westerner to understand. Yet, on New Year's Day we ought to consider our own "sacred cows." Once upon a time our forefathers had a limited number of necessities. What we deem to be necessary has grown until we confront reali- :ies as emotionally as do our Indian brothers. We know the problems of raffic; we understand the need )f using safety belts, and we (now the danger of unreasoning speed. We know these things as surely as Indians know the need of food. But speed and *ur schedules are our sacred cows. We insist that nothing shall interrupt our own plans. We know the dangers to health of air pollution or cigarettes. Reports come to us from government agencies and doctors solemnly tell us Of the daily impairment to our hearts or lungs. We cannot say that we are ignorant of this knowledge. Yet sales of cigarettes soar and the government is required to initiate stringent laws to clean up the air of our cities. All because we have our sacred cows. We know the results of prejudice and bigotry, f»r in our own generation we have witnessed some of the horrible costs of that kind of intolerance. We have not yet been able to properly assess a Dachau or an Auschwitz or really take into our emotions the meaning of an Anne Frank. Yet before we are able to adequately write the stories of these miseries we tolerate and continuance of bigo- ries and prejudices In our own louseholds. All of us have our sacred cows. New Year's Day is a kind of clean page in the typewriter, a new start in life and a time of the familiar resolutions. Most of them have been trite and meaningless. Before I smile indul- gently at my Indian brethren, or inveigh against their superstition in permitting people to starve and cattle to roam, I will look at my own sacred cows. It's not time to patch up the old place or just rearrange our prejudices. It's a time for a 'New Year." And before you riot before the prospect, consider your "sacred cows." WORLD ALMAMC PACTS World's tallest living thing is a redwood tree (Sequoia sempervirens) located on the cut bank of Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, Calif., says The World Almsntc. The giant tree stands 307.8 feet, about the height of a 30- story building, and has a girth of 44 feet. In the entire world, only California and a (mall area in Oregon produce UMM tno. There are strong grounds for a belief that Manchuria is the original home of the tiger and that it later extended its range southward. At birth tiger cubs are woolly, indicating a natural protection against the cold and, although tigers are found in the hottest of Indian jungles, they dislike heat and their pads will blister when they are forced to cross open, ground in. hot weather. C Encyclgpotdll lrll»nnk» Blytheville (Ark.) 'Courier Newi Friday, December 23, 1968 Page Six COURIER NEWS HIE COURIEh NtfffS CO. B. W. HAINES PIIB1.I5HEI HARRT A. HAI.SES 4:iliunt I'ublltner-Eilltoi PAUL 0. HUMAN Advertising .Manager Sflta National Adrertlslnf Representative Wallace Winner Co. New Tent, Chlcito. Detroit Atlanta Merapbli Sr^ond-clasi postal* paid at BlTtherllle Ark Member of th« AMoclaUd Pnv SUBSCRIPTION RATES B; carrier In thi cltr or Bljtln- rllle or ant tuburtian town *her« carrier ferrlce la malnulned 35c pel week SI.50 n*r month. Bj mall within a raolnj of W mile;.. 13.00 per rear IS 00 lor ill montbi, S3.UO (or three monthj, br maU, outilde 50 mile rad!*j| Ml.oo per rear payable In adTance. 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