The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 30, 1966
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A Vietnam for W.R.? The Bitiiation now cdnfrontinfr th« D*n«>cr*tic party in AfkuUM and that whieh th* national JUpublleM p&rty -faced following the debacle of 1964 are •" 'gtrtngely antlrjfdU*. „;; It WW Senator Sarry Goldwatsr 1 * '"'harrow, single*nllnded approach which placed Lyndon Johnson astride th« •:- ; middle. Mr. Johnson was able to faisi -'• ;as an issue a positive program for every nugatory declamation of Mr. (Sold- water. As the campaign wore on, it '•Jbecame apparent that every Goldwater pronouncement seemed to represent a retreat, which soon would be followed 'by a Johnson advance. And so, Mr. Johnson entered the •campaign as a liberal candidate and "emerged a& the candidate of ffiodera- ::r tion, .'•>' . The political circumstances in Ar= ->kansas are not dissimilar. Winthrop :s-Rockefeller entered the general el«c- "tion as a moderate, but as a Bepubli- '"fan. '-. ,;' Results of the fiemocratic primary however chaftged his position in the "tfres of rnahy Voters. In the face 6f th* ""narrow way pointed by Democrat ;. James Johnson, Mr. Rockefeller be- "Jcame less and less Republican and v -more and more a haven of moderation matters of race relations, politidal '^"personality and approach to government. ;="". Today, Arkansas' Democratic par- ty View* th* becalmed political battlefield wh*S* tomorrow's battles of bal- 16ts Will be waged. It sees Wuitltfop Rockefeller and the Republicans equarely itt the middle of the road, tha Jame* Johnson philosophy (whatever it really might have been) in tatter* and a headless state party. This presents an interesting problem: which comes first, leader or party? • In the case of the Republicans in Arkansas, the answer is obvious. It was not until Winthrop Rockefeller (1) moved to the state with his good name and millions; (2) served a. productive apprenticeship as chairman of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission; and (3) picked up the reins of leadership in the state party that the GOf here Was a viable political force. Even though the Democratic party in the state could come up. . .all the Way up. . .and effect the reforms necessary to turn control of the party away from the establishment and back to the people, it is doubtful anyone will get very excited about it unless a new leader for the party emerges. Of course, the Democrats may hope that Mr. Rockefeller will get the state involved in a Vietnam, which might do for his popularity what it has done for Lyndon Johnson's, but, even considered metaphorically, the chances are slim. Of OU Show Beat by Dick Kleiner ' HOLLYWOOD (NBA) FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FRBteWAV: Vanessa Redgrave and David Hemmings welcomed director Michelangelo Antonionl to Hollywood — he directed them in "Blow-Up" — with a typically English mod party ... Photographer John E n g s t e a d let them use his studio may have regretted but he it later, what with the broken glasses, cigarette butts and general confusion. Hollywood's growing English colony all turned out ... Joan Collins Shirley Bassey (iii a white mesh dress over white mesh tights.) Rex Harrison and Rachel Roberts ... Wendy Hiller Plus a select few from Hollywood's American colony .•• Natalie Wood and her new fiartce, Richard Gregson... Rock Hudson ... Warren Beatty ... Ryaii O'Neal with the striking Leigh Taylor-Young, as wood's top agents, stopped by and I asked where his wife, Polly Bergen, was ... "She wanted to come, but It's her canasta night." Best dancer by far was Buddy Schwab, who is choreographing "Canielot," Vanessa's next picture ... His favorite, partner was cute little talya Ferro, a singer and dancer one In "West Side Story" ... Talya's date was Dick Kline, the young whiz cinematographer who'll shoot "Canielot." Outside, in the cool and quiet, Tony Newly said his ears were ringing ... "I feel like you do when you get off a plane, you can't hear anything for awhile" . Wendy Hilier said her back hurt — "I didn't dance, but the noise hurt my back." Karl Maiden is going to do a picture iii Europe after the first of the year. Included iii ttie _ _ film's itinerary is a three^week usual.... Rosalind Russell, re-1shooting schedule in Finland, splendent in a very short black dress, very long black stocking and a headfull of black feathers. Roz danced then, wearily, confessed that up a storm but set for February. "I've been doing some research into the weather there," I Karl says. "And I learned that my wife can't wear nylons — they would stick to her legs." EAftTHUNg ToURBfi IMH.& W« MKED wH»our THEIR. die "really didn't dig this | scene" ... The scene \vas| Tybee Afra> &e glamorous laughing, singing, screaming to | half of ^ dance team of Tybee ear-splitting music by a rock and B rascia, telephoned to say 'n' roll group called The Gor- - •• - diao Knot ASU Challenged Last Week we ran across one of the ftost inane pieces that has been written concerning university status for Arkansas State. A member of the Arkansas press took Arkansas State to task for its ambitious drive to achieve university status. .i. After a loose'bit of verbal onslaught that •flight be conveniently termed "Hdgwash," : JHe writer of the article hot only attempts .^S> make a case for the one-university sys- rr tern but he slyly .brandishes Arkansas State £ and the efforts of Dr. Carl ft. Retig as "jaizy' '••', showmanship." 5 The article does admit to the rapid growth 2 of Arkansas State and that the College has " outstripped the U of A in some respects, but s before the writer has almost persuaded the. '•1 reader to support' university status for A-State, g he labels the effort for ASU- as' one of sec-. 'f; tionalism that.will weaken the college system. if This assumption that the effort is for sec- j? tionalism misses the whole point of Arkansas K State's drive. Although the realization of Ar•i kansas State University will most assuredly be 2 a boon for eastern Arkansas, the elevation ~ would be an asset for the state as a whole. *; The writer points but that the situation at ^ Fayetteville is "chronically anemic." While £ the U of A might not be all that state residents s might hope it would be, we at A-State are by S no means ashamed of it and think that it = serves the state the best it can. the pbifit raised that a onfruriivSfsity system would be the best course could be argued back and forth without any progress by educators for years to come. Our feeling Is that centralizing of the state colleges would serve about the same purpose as the government abolishing all states. After hinting that the state should spend more money to build a "Great University System" (similar to the Great Society), the article reads ."if the state is not ready for commitment to much heavier financing of higher education it had be.tter be cautious about diluting its program by setting up universities in name only." This conclusion carries things too far. It is not suggested that the state needs 16-15 universities which would surely result in name- only universities. AH influ* of new Universities is riot' the intention of .-those seeking the step-up for A-State. What we are seeking is the completion of reality. Arkansas State is already a university in everything but name. A university system would do nothing more than stagnate progress where progress has been achieved.—Arkansas State College Herald. The average man's idea of a good 'sermon is one that foes over his head and hits a neighbor.'— The Monroeviile (Ala.) Monroe Journal. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 30 -*KJ84 VAX 109 • Q9 + 874 WEST EAST (D) AA62 AQ953 ¥6532 »74 • K7543 #63 43 +AJUOS! SOUTH 4107 ¥QJ8 »AJ108 *QJ96 North-South vuhierabl* West North. East gocth Pass Pass Pass IV Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 4 u If you think bad plays are '£ never made by experts you are S greatly mistaken. Every bridge z player goofs sometime or other. 2 But experts don't goof quite as Soften as others. £ South's two no - trump bid S was based on his 11 - point pass £ plus the collection of tens, nines gand eights. North's raise to t* three turned out to be a mis- 5 placed vote to confidence. a Dummy's queen of diamonds gheld the first trick. The four of 4 clubs was led next. East ducked £ and South won With his jack, '- The jack of hearts was led and 2 overtaken by dummy's king and jjj another club led. East rose with Z the king and led a diamond to 8 his partner. Declarer played th* Kjack and West 'was in with the the ace of clubs and led a spade to West for the fifth defensive trick. South mumWed something about a tough guess but he really had a brainstorm. Do you sefi why South'e low spade play was so bad? East had dealt aad passed. East had already shown up witti five clubs to the ace - king and ten. If he also held the ace of spades he would surely have opened the bidding with one club. Hence, West was marked with Sie ace of spades and South should have risen with the king afid run off the rest of the hearts and diamonds. Four hearts plus three diamonds plus the king of spades and jack of clubs represented the nine tricks South needed. West saw no reason to con- jf'tfnue diamonds. Instead he led u the deuce of spades. South play- ged low from dummy. East won r«the trick with his quees, cashed BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Mao Purges Foes, Seeks Men to Carry on for Him BY RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. HONG KONG (NBA) There's a theory going the rounds that 'Mao has gone mad with power, that he is aiming to establish himself as a god. This theory holds Mao is getting ready to leap headlong into new disastrous economic projects .and foreign adventures because of wild confidence in the . infallibility of. his own theories, thus leading Re : d' China to destruction. Some theorists hold that to achieve these ends Mao will throw troops into Vietnam to re-create the revolution and put the army into a better position :o repress his critics. These analysts may be right. This reporter has not talked to Mas for two decades. But the Mao this reporter knew is not the Mao being pictured above. Let's propose another theory based oh the kind of a man Mao was at age 52. Men don't usually change much after that age. Suppose Mao is in political danger, Which he is. Suppose, to survive, he believes he must destroy his opponents. What better way to do this than to ask all men to ape his words? If a man apes Mao's words, he is either in real agreement or pretends agreement ta save his skin. If he pretends agreement in every utterance and every act rie is in a weaker position to oppose Mao. It becomes difficult for Mao's opponents to know whom to trust. Opponents that raise their heads stand out and can be destroyed. Suppose Mao believes the Communist revolution in China will take 100 years to achieve. He knows he will not be around that long. Since he wants that revolution to succeed, he must make certain that the. men who lead when he is dead are men who believe in the revolution. There are many in Red China who believe and those who don't. Mao took the first step by purging those who have in the past publicly stated their disbelief. By insisting further that everyone reiterate publicly his belief in communism as Mao sees it, Mao is able to sort out some more of those who do not believe. By searching out those who in their personal manners — their haircuts, their art, their books, their religion — show evidence of some allegiance to who want the revolution to stop j other ideas, Mao is attempting where it is or even move backward toward some private property and personal material incentives. Some people want a better personal living. Farmers want land. Factory managers want better opportunities for their children and some luxuries for themselves. Many young people want to have a good time. The new generation was not a part of the revolutionary fighting days. It remembers the battles as the tales of older men. Whom then can Mao trust to carry the revolution forward when he is dead? Certainly not the men trained in the West or under the influence of foreign religions or those who believe in a return to some free enterprise or to private profit or those greatly influenced by the Soviet Union. (Mao sees Moscow as backsliding away from the revolution.) So Mao must sort out those Sunday School Lesson- W .^ O EV^ P D.D. Should churches be taxed? This perennial problem is being debated by national denomina- It may riot be a popular thing to speak prophetically but the church is not in the world to to weed out others who do not believe. Through his stepped-up spy and informer program he is able to ferret out other unbelievers. Both Mao's aims — self-preservation and the search for "true" successors — are served by Mao's current ruthless policies. But Mao will not find all those who disagree with him. There Will be many clever enough -to parrot his words and destroy all evidence of 'foreign and capitalistic influences in their lives but continue to believe what they want to believe. Those opponents may yet defeat him. If they cannot destroy Mao — because Mao is the symbol of the revolution — they may destroy Mao's successors. The successor will not have the same historical aura protecting them. They are doing what «ne theologian proclaimed: "The church should be the first to feel, the first to think and the first to act." Too often the church has reacted instead of acting. Too often good people have felt but hello. It isn't often that Tybee . and Johnny Brascia are home, Natalie Wood, in her blue-and- but they're here for a month white striped hip-huggers, stopped dancing long enough to say, "We're supposed to be having fun, right?" ... Rock Hudson, aloof and apart, wasn't danc- or so. Tybee was Very excited because she and Johnny are going to do a comedy skit with Jack Benny, which will be aired on the Hollywood Palace in late sic unless I'm hlgft" Vanessa Redgrave, a ing: "I can't dance to this mu-| January or February. It will bt their first other - than • daac- silver ing exposure. dress over her lanky frame, f( ley were going out to din . looked on the dance floor like a ner w ith Johnny's pool - shoot- Polaris missile gone mad ... ing pa i and his date - Fred took time out for several She |bowls of chill ... "I've just dis- !covered chili, and it's super"... Freddy Fields, one of Holly- 75 Years Ago -In Blythevillt Miss Florence Moore will re- Ray Robbins and his orchestra provided the music for a capacity crowd when members of (He Country Club and their out of town guests entertained with a holiday dance. • j Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Saliba 'and family have as their holi- jday guests Mrs. Saliba's brother, Gregg Kildow, and Mrs. Klldow of Lubbock, Tex. Charles Robert Penn, 14 year ., old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ,;Penn, will leave Sunday for Washington, D. C., where he will be a page in the House of Representatives. j lions as well as by local congregations. Recently, it made- its way to the Supreme Court,, with that judicial body refusing to review the matter. Congregation ere and there have been discussing' the giving of voluntary contributions to local governments toward the cost of fire and police protection. There,!? a deep sensitivity in contemporary religious life concerning the relation of the to speak prophetically but the church to its environment. The separation ef church and state was never meant to be a gulf which kept the church from the world in Which it lives. It was a principle enunciated to enable the church agent. to live as a free Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New Frldiy, December 30, 1M« fage fotir court popularity. It is in the world t« proclaim Its faith and to communicate that which it believes to be essential to the well - being of mankind. It is this dimension that it is meant to demonstrate as well as to prdclaim. One facet of this discussion is the taxation issue. The sug- getion that the congregation make a contribution to the local government seems- reasonable enough. In one congregation, after a thorough discussion of the matter, a playground was established in a neighborhood devoid of recreational facilities. This was dons anonymously, the church believing that it eould move in quickly and Unostentatiously to do what It might to do as Its contribution. Other churches have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to programs of educational ind social significance, have through. Too often persons of faith have thought but hav* not acted. Nonthless, in every section of the United States and Canada there are those Who have attempted to keep this goal as their sacred obligation. For centuries sensitive men of religious faith have estab- needs, healed hurts and have done the Work which others were neglecting. Ultimately, the government takes ever. Then the church can get out of that area and work In another. In any event, "The test of • church is hot what happens inside the church building, but what happens in the parish, what new quality of life Is seen because of our existence." If the church can demonstrate this fact quietly and positively it Is making Its contributton to police and fire protection. If It isn't, then It had better re examine Its life. Asiaire and a gal named Barrie Chase. IHE BLTHKftLL* COURIER IBB coURijdk raws co. a. VV. HAffiSS. FUBLlSBEB I1AKRT A. iUlNEI Vsslfinm . tiOllihsr-Edltui PAUL D. HUMAN AdTcrtisIus Msnifti Snie Nitional A,arcrtl>lni Representative Wallace wltmer Co. New tor*. Chicago Detroit Allintl Memphll Sr-mid-clasi postal* p«14 it BlrthetUle. Ark Member of the Associated fnm SUBSCRIPTION HVIES By carrier In the city ol Blythe- rllle or any suburban town when carrier semee Is maintained 3Se pel week 51.30 p« month. 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