The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1967 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 13, 1967
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The Limits of Power Picture if you will » heavyweight boxing champion who ju§t turned 32 and has whipped everyone in sight and suddenly on* night in Toledo, finds himself lying on the canvas looking up at the ring lights. It is at this terrible moment that he becomes aware of a truth he'll never forget: there are limits to his power He no longer can be young, vital, strong, talented, fun-seeking (and finding) and champion. He can be any of these things (except young), but no longer can he be all of them. The sum of these parts are be. yond his grasp. • And so it is with the United States. The world's heavyweight champion of freedom and democracy for a generation is finding the limits of its talents and wealth. It will not be possible to shoot the moon, eradicate poverty, fight a war and do all the other things some citizens would like for it to do. ", In his State of the Union message, President Lyndon Johnson gave some evidence of acknowledging this. He asked for a tax increase as any prudent national leader would, facing a f 13 billion deficit. With th« t»x raise, the deficit will still hit around the $8 billion mark. This ihould suggest that Mr. Johnson may have been a bit timid in asking for additional funding. Of course, Congress could trim the President's proposed $135 billion expenditure for the next fiscal year. However, although Congress is fond of talking as if It were a watch-dog on presidential spending, in truth whenever there is a war or similar emergency, it is quick with a buck (or several billions). In short, when the nation needs the most deliberate budget study, it gets only the most casual review of expenditures. Chances are Congress will give Mr. Johnson whatever he asks insofar as military and space expenditures are concerned. These two items account for most of the spending done by the federal government. The costs weigh heavily on the government and the people as the champion begins to explore the limits of his power. O/ OflU The High Cost Of Vandalisim Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) FOOTLOOSE AN0 F A N C V FREEWAY- According to those \rtio have seen it at the studio, Walt Disn- ney's last completed movie, • "The Happiest Millionaire," may be his finest. The word is that the film is a great one out- and surely "Winchester Cathedral" is just as tasteful as that Maximilian Schell just finish' ed a Bob Hope Chrysler Theater and, despite his reservations about doing television, he says it was "one of the nicest theatrical experience of my .life." "I had always thought of my- and they expect it will gross "Mary Poppins." . They also think that Tommy 'self as a very slow worker," Steele's big song, "Fortuosity," ' Max says, "and the idea of will be Hie bit hit of '67. He j doing a show in seven days does it while dancing with an ! frightened me. But it was just alligator. Sebastian Cabot's bleeding ulcer is serious .. John Williams will succeed him in Family Affair, playing Cabot's brother who comes to take over the wonderful and so now I must revise my ideas about my own pace. It seems I-can work faster if I have to." Some producers really have 'to do some barrel - ' job on a temporary basis ... At scraping to find something to least, they all hope it's only praise about their own films, temoorary ... Sheldon Leo- Bernard Woolner says this nard wants Bob Gulp for a nut- about "Hillbilly's In a Hau'ited ty comedy — "Look Out Behind House," which features Basil You, Joe, That Tiger Is a Ti-iRa; bone, Joi Lansing, Lon Cha- ger" Which he plans to shoot'ney and Ferlin Husky: in Africa next'spring ... Con- "It's a movie first — there nie Francis was banned from is no cliche scenes of eating, Mexico in 1964 — because she shaving,, undressing or taking a left in a hurry when there was jbath. We feel the public is. tired an earthquake and cancelled out a night club engagement as of watching actors leaving food on the plate, sham-shaving, "LET'S COLLABORATE ON ASHoRT &<*>K WITH A a result — but she says ever} peeling off clothes and drawdl- since tier record sales went up i ing in sudsy water." by 25 per cent. j And some of us are tired of ! watching hillbillies in haunted Ella Fitzgerald's opening at houses, too. There wac a strange "auction" in Glen Ellyn, 111., recently. For sale were more than M broken, bent and battered traffic signs, all targets of one of the most senseless form! of motor-age vandalism. Village Administrator William G. Galligan organized the "auction" to remind parents of their "prank-prone progeny." In an ad insert* ed in the local paper, he promised that "money collected from this sale will be uied to establish a reward for Information regarding the vandals responsible for this waste." Although no one offered to buy any traffic signs, a sizeable group turned out for the "sale." Galligan reported that sign vandalism costs the village about 110 a day, approximately $3,700 a year. The problem isn't limited to Glen Ellyn. • In Iowa, the state highway commission reports that bottle tosseri and "marksmen" with rifles and shotguns are causing an increasing amount of damage to the big signs Jhat provide information oil interstate roads 'there. ' Even small caliber bullets can cause severe damage to signs. If, for example, I reflective sign, vital for after-dark visability, is detroyed by repeated peppering by thoughtless gunners, some innocent motorist can be killed. Vandals are causing Texas-sized problems for highway officials in Dallas county. They cause an average of almost $8,000 a year in damage to traffice and street name signs in this one county of the Lone Star State. In Idaho, it costs $80,000 a year to replace or repair signs that are shot, stolen or damaged. One highway official says: "Those who practice such vandalism could be committing murder." While hunters are blamed for traffic sign vandalism in many areas, over-zealous political workers run a close second. For example, during municipal elections in New York and New Jersey last year, traffic engineers from the area appealed to candidates to stop defacing traffic signs with political stickers. Not only do these stickers obscure the signs, but When removed often destroy the sign's reflective coating. Replacement costs run from $10 for a stop sign to several dollars for big directional signs. (Sikeston Daily Standard) Which Work? BIOSSAT AND CROMLCY IN WASHINGTON Time On Is Running Out 'Get LBJ 3 Game Students of government should enjoy comparing Alabama and Georgia for the next four years. In Alabama, the governor owns the Legislature. In Georgia, the General Assembly will own the governor.—Anniston (Ala.) Star. JACOB Y ON BRIDGE 49 VA8654 • A8853 **» TOST EAST *«53 4AJIOMJ •»KJ109 • KJ100 *7 + 52 474 SOOTH 4KQ7 • Q4Z 4AQJ10863 North-South vulnerable Weft North Cut South :_ IV 24 S4 34 4« Pass «4 Pass Pass Piss Opening lead— 48 'Jason Wintarun, the here of Don von Eisner's "Ace of Spies" is a great bridge player, but like all great bridge players he goes wrong on occasion. His two spade overcall as East was a typical weak jump overcall. He might have saved at six spades but decided to hope that he could beat the club slam. He describes how he took his ace of spades and returned the jack to advise his pupil partner sitting West that declarer held the king and queen of spades. The description continues when Winkman points out that declarer proceeded to rattle off six club tricks. On the third club lead it was up to Winkman to discard. By this time he had counted declarer for seven clubs three spades and three red cards. It was also apparent that West was holding both red kings — otherwise South would claim his ceatreet. Winlemin bad to (ell his partner wkich king to keep guarded and he did this by chucking his one diamond on the third trump. This play should have alerted West but unfortunately for Wink- man that one diamond was the seven spot. Somehow or other West thought that Winkman was showing diamond strength and unguarded the king of diamonds. We agree with Winkman that West should have realized the early seven of diamonds discard followed by all those spades showed one diamond and. only one diamond but West was not an expert and Winkman could and iheuld have protected hi! partner by leading the seven ol diamond* at trick two. This could not have done him any harm because it should have been apparent to an expert Bast that South would hold a seven card suit in clubs and have 12 tricks if he also held either red king. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) President Lyndon Johnson, at he outset of 1967, is reported o be feeling the way many observers months ago said he should be feeling — trapped by a mounting tide of seemingly uncontrollable events. If these latest readings of the 'resident's mood are accurate, hen he may have yielded at ast the illusory notion — bern originally in the closed world of his Senate days — that he can manage every situation and pulverize every problem that comes to his hand. In a disordered era scarred by a Vietnam war, unresolved racial struggle, chaos in the great cities, and a host of other i dilemmas, there never was any real hope that Johnson could neatly package and shelve the nation's major difficulties. A Democratic governor, commenting at White Sulphur Springs on the blast against the President there by his fellow governors, suggeted that Johnson had been so successful in the legilative explosion ef 1965 that people new tended to fear his power. It amounted almost to saying that success breeds failure. • V * More to the point, the Prei- dent's successes were deceptive Intellectuals and a They gave an exaggerated picture of his powers. They fed fancy that a man who could ram a civil rights bill through' Congress could solve the racial Droblem, that a man who could !rom the 1 a w m a k e rs could quickly lock up 'an untidy war. Evidently Lyndon Johnson understands today, if he did not Before, that he cannot warp the world to the goals and the timetables that he or any other Free World leader may set. Tile year, 1967 may be a fitting time for millions of Americans, not to mention the peoples of other continents, to accept this hard fact for themselves. In the age of unmanageable events, scapegoats come easy. It has been far too simple to "blame Lyndon" for practically every difficulty on earth. War, inflation, riots in the cities, bumper - to - bumper traffic, crime, all have been laid at his door. • * For countless people, Lyndon Johnson has become the Great Alibi. He has been the most highly visible target for the emotional bombardmeats of frustrated peoples. But the fact is that, for millions, the assault upon him has been a "cop-out," and excuse for inaction, an abandonment of responsibility. flock of Washington President as both unproductive! Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Crafton ideas in governing. Even if this contention assumed to be soundly based, Rut t, e rfordton, N. D. Plans are veteran observers can quickly • beinl , n , ade £or an . eal .| y spl . ing point out that new idea strong- wer jding. ly asserted from any outside, M| . s F 0 , Tes t Moore wa s host- quarler can in truth break ess at (ler home yesterday for through. This President is no-| a meet j niZ 0 [ the Board of Di- torious for "borrowing" any rec t 0 rs of the County Council promising notion that rears its! . . „ . head — as the Republicans will testify. Unhappily for the President and everybody else, new ideas whole sophisticates have long ch i d e d the the Cocoanut Grove was a smash — she's.the queen of song and the title Fitz her like'throwing a scare into other a glove — but I dispute one]amateur basketball teams little aside she tossed in. At oneiaround town. That's .because point, she interpolated a few bars of "Winchester Cathedral" and then said, "And now back to tasteful • music" and all (Sie jazz buffs applauded madly. Don't forget — Ella zoomed to fame with a ditty called "A- Ticket, A-Tasket," back in '36, 75 Years -In Blytheville | today announce the engagement . of their daughter Mary Sue, to 15 liiisign G. A. Hincs, USN of of Home Demonstration Clubs. Mrs. Moore is the new head of I .'..Council. Mrs. Barney Crook presented a program on friendship and are not being readily advanced. n ove yesterday at the bi-monthly The boiling Negro movement is I meeting of the Aloha Delta nearly barren of. creative pro-1 chapter of Beta Sigma Phi posals. So. are the. .beleaguered | w hen Mrs. Joe Freeman Was poverty., fighters. For . all the i hostess to the group, fuss. they.. made In. December, Thirty guests were invited to Democratic governors (and Republican) ..have themselves showed, little ingenuity in coping with tile swollen bureaucracies, of this age. The game called "Get Lyndon Johnson" was America's and the world's biggest pastime in 1966. It might prove to be rather frail fun in 1967. The burden of blame too obviously deserves to be • widely shared. The fiction of Johnson as tile Great Alibi is disolving in .an ocean of trouble plainly beyond his making or control. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Whatever happened to the old statement, "A man is as good as his word"? Early in this new year we might take a fresh look at the problem. When the promises that men live by be- :ome casual, then the very fabric of our civilization is in danger. When the late Adlai Stevenson, then U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, was accus- contract ? We have just celebrated nota- existence becomss clear. God is' as good as His word; godliness is the expression of this ideal. : In contrast to the meaningless nihilism of so much of cynical ble religious festivals and come relationships there is the blessed into another year which will exhibit the measure of those festi- little prayer written by John Baillie, whcih should be renew- being a "soft compro- there was immediate "ftNrt «be M my Ka, eWrfy-Tm TIMf muj* 'Mm ed of miser' overtones. Everyone denied everything, and yet ttie man's abilities and influence were tarnished,. It was not just a matter of whether it was true or not; it was the manner in which it was done. What happens to public influence and a judgment of integrity if a men is tried by unidentified innuendo? What happens to personal reputation when petty gossip is tolerated? Or consider athletes, college- bred, and 'adept enough to oe considered for professional job), who simultaneously sign two or three contracts. Doesn't a college graduate know 'the mem- lof «f Ui on signature oo a i charity tSiat I may refrain from | :-jhasty judgment; The gr ce of silence that I may refrain from hasty judgement; The grace of vals. If what we have done pub-Jed throughout this year of 1967: Ijcly has merit, then it will be Lord grant me: The grace of expressed in a new birth of the'strict truthfulness; The grace of integrity of a word. ' - u ~•"" ""' T ~"" "*"•'- f — — If perjury becomes a cas ual happening, our legal structure is undermined. - If personal lying becomes | giveness toward all Who have an accepted procedure, then our j wronged me; Forgive me Lord, daily relationships are endan-; the unkind word and tiie unkind gered. I silence. — If personal debts and fi-j —— nancial obligations are assumed 1 The , anet Venus> eartl) , s without a sense of responsibility | c]osest ne j hbor> h)des jts face our economic future is endan- beneath a sea O f clouds. At in- 'tervals of about a year and a half, however, the planet draws close to earth and becomes tile evening star, bright enough to cast a shadow. a party at the Woman's Club yesterday in celebration of the fifth birthday of Mike Utley, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Utley. The Coogamooga Satins' are they're thinking of .asking Lew Alciridor - UCLA's giant.- to join them. Meanwhile, they get along with Pat Boone, Bill Cosby, Don Murray, Rafter Johnson and some .other lesser lights and they play every .week. Blytlipville (Ark.) ';ouriet New* Friday, January 13, 1967 Page Four . COURIER NEWS THE COlittIKh \mVS CO. H IV HAINES rllHI.IjSHEB H.lKrtT ,1 HAINGE Isslrtant ubllslifir-BdiUiv (•Alii, D HUMAN .Manage! Hole Rational AdvcrMslng Representative Wallace Witnier Co New »u», ChicaBii Detrnlt Atlanta [Hempbli Sr 'end-class postage paid at BIytim?iI]e Ark Member, ut the Aiscclattd fnm SUBSCRIPT1OM RATES By carrier in the clt? or Blytne- nlle or any suburban town when carrier service fs.malni2ja.ed .35c per week SI.50 oer mnnth. B. mall within > radiui pi Mi m\\eL. SS.Oo per • year $5 00 for SUE months. $3.110 tor tnree month, by mall, outside 50 mile radius ' mr year payable. In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accept- er 1 In town? and cities where ThB Courier News carrier service If maintained Mail su~ oayahlp In advance NOTE: The Oourr.i f?*ws assume* no responsibility (or photograph* manuscripts, engravings or 'matsj left with It for nosslble publication English Literature ACROSS 1 English satirist '(1667-1745) 6 English poet (1668-1744) 10 Kind of lily 11 Mean value 15 Extemporize : (coll.) 16 Column in man's form (jrch.) 17 Arboreal home 37 Sticky ' b5l ^ lc *, ep mud An»w»r to Preview Punl» aiara • EIHJSM 19 Feminine appellation 20 Eschews 22 Fruit drinks 23 Watering place 28 Food remnant 27 Guide's high riote 23 English poet .(1608-1674) • . 30 Drudges 33 Loosens 34 Sea robber .35 English cathedral city 39 Accomplished 42 Constellation 43 Youths 44 Apply acid on metal 48 Harmony 50 Blazing 51 Pact between governments 52 Style of 54 Abounds DOWN 1 Scrutinize ZWjlk through . water 3 Ailments 4 Passes rapidly 5 Slight, flap 6 Obvious 7 Compartments for baking 8 Throw things at 9 Period of time 12 Songbird of F3IH1O1E3 H S.S. £.&. India 13 Departed. 14 Austrian river 18 Scottish poet (17594796) 31Greck letter 32 Indian weight 36 English poet cesi-now 38 Symbol ot 21 Nonsense (slang) authority 22 Winged 39 Heavy metal 23 Southern 40 Loud (music) Methodist 41 English novelist University (ab.) (1659-1731) 24 Fastener of a 43 Uniting force sort 45 Fitting moment 25 Dyeing reagont 46 Stuff 27 Ignore 47 Female birds 29 Piece of fired 49 Letter of clay alphabet 30 Secret agents 50 School subject gered. — If there is no sense of conscience about speaking the truth then personal promises and public treaties become a mockery. Our religious faith has a validity not only because of its public ceremony but also because of the personal commitment ef individuals and groups. It it at the point of the identification ef roan's ideals, hopes, ambitions and desires in alleg- i'aice with his'religious faith that UN wbola purpoM of it* The effervescence of "mora- inf after" tablets is helping engineers design slosh • suppression devices for space rockets. The columns of bubbles provide a picture of fluid agitation. Sloshing fuel in a rocket's tanks _ cao tfarow the vehicle off COUTH

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