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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 10, 1967
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The Petulant Electorate The Arkansas Legislature may have ripped it with the Arkansas vot- eh The widespread political unrest which was so obvious during; the 1966 elections has not subsided. The electorate continues to be petulant and vocal. The 1967 Arkansas Legislature as of the moment will not be remembered for its good works, even though they may be many. , The Arkansas voter, normally a docile creature, had his interest aroused in the Legislature during the opening sessions when it became evident that elements of the General Assembly were not going to cooperate with Governor Rockefeller. This interest metamorphosed into a sort of quiet indignation when the Senate blocked some gubernatorial appointments and later began to glow with anger when it became increasingly clear that obstructionism was becoming a way of legislative life for a few and when the Helena bridge absurdity eased through both houses. .. Legislative handling of the Hot Springs gambling issue may have made voter disenchantment complete. In neither house did the Legislature refer the measure to committee and schedule hearings, as it does on many sensitive pieces of legislation. One week ago, the House remained in session until 6:30 p.m. aa the backers e-f th« bill hustled it through to a successful conclusion. Broad segments of the voting public felt they had been put upon. Further, they felt their Governor had been put upon, notwithstanding legislative claims that a "deal" was on with the Governor. Wide areas of the electorate felt they had been cheated from presenting another view to their legislators ; they keenly resented the lack of opportunity for debate. But the gambling issue may be only a mote in the public eye. The beam there is more basic. The elections of last year reflected a desire for change. That desire continues to prod the Arkansas citizen into assuming an activist posture in politics. Sen. J. Lee Bearden, who at times seems to possess a sort of political prescience, in a pre-legislative interview warned his colleagues that those who attempted to play the purely political game in this session were heading for "a good beating" in the next election. It is significant to note that this week came unofficial but highly reliable reports that political campaigns to unseat two members of the Legislature (neither from this county) already are taking shape. Editor 6 note Show Beat by Dick Kleiner FOOTLOOSE AND FREEWAY- FANCY Hollywood Insiders talk with awe about the deal Carol Channing's agents made for her, concerning the television pilot she made. If it sells, fine. If it doesn't sell, she'll be paid a lump sum of money anyhow. That's like shooting craps •with loaded dice. Bobby Diamond, the kid who starred on the old Fury series, is now more interested in gymnastics than acting ... He the Olympic .. James Co- hopes to make team next year The question was, mor« or less, "Can a country newspaper editor find happiness In a men's hair-styling salon?" Or, perhaps more properly and personally stated, "Do you realty have the nerve to show up for that hair- ityling appointment?" It was, in a matter of speaking, a sort of gut check. I almost passed. It was early February when Jim Southard, one of the nicest fellows a guy could hope to know, called and said, "I'm taking extra study in hair care and I want you to be one of my first customers." He was talking about hair styling for men. He explained that the appointment would be on a Monday-a day when the barber shop nomally is closed. This didn't sound so bad because the shop doubtless would be darkened, the blinds drawn and no one ever would know. Nevertheless, playing It extra cool, I tried the back door. To my horror, it was locked. That was my last concession to the chilling fear which gripped my stomach. I walked around to the front door and went In. There was Jim, but there also were a lot of other folks ... nice folks like Homer Smith, who was another member of the first customer brigade. And there at a chair next to Jim's was Gene Pierce, my next door neigh" bor (the Lord has blessed me with the world's ^ finest neighbors) who is a barber (men's hair stylist, now, I'd gather) and who was working on another customer. Also, there were two gentlemen in claret blazers, with Impressive emblems sewed over the left breast ... In fact Floyd of Longview, Tex., wore two emblems over his left .breast These neatly-turned men were, it developed, the instructors. As Jim did strange things to my hair (there are a few problems; its grey, thin and going fast), Floyd filled me in on the men's hair-styling business while tossing bits of instruction to Gene and Jim ("Don't use the brush with the wrist ... arm and shoulder, arm and shoulder . . . that's better"). "The GI Bill after World War H nearly ruined the barbering business. I know. I saw those cowboys in Texas. They didn't have anything to do in then- off season so they'd come to town and take barber training in order to collect money under the GI Bill. It was a way to have some fun for them. Then they always could cut a few heads out on the range later In the year for a buck. "I went to work in a shop and charged more than any other barber there and had more customers than anyone." How come? "Service. I didn't just cut hair, I did my best to make the customer look good. "Now, when I travel and someone asks me what I do, I tell them I'm a men's hair stylist. I used to tell them I was a barber and that was the end of the conversation. "Now, they ask all sorts of questions. They're interested in tinting, hair pieces and all the rest." Floyd supervised Jim's finishing touches with quiet confidence. "Tnat's right," he said, "we want this work to look professional." "How do you like it?" Jim asked. "I like it." I did. It was great fun, too. Homer Smith and I strode out of the barber shop to meet the day with regenerated confidence. -H.A.H. *TALU CMS FROM JACOBY ON BRIDGE _ .WEST NORTH 4A103 VQ8B *Q93 +KW54 M EAST (O) VA92 VK10753 4876* *J5 *J32 + AQ86 SOUTH 49785S VJ4 • AKI02 *97 Neither vnlaonbte West North E**i Sou* 1* Pass 2V Pass Pass SA Pass Pass Pass Opening te»<J— V A The Bridge World magazine was started by Ely Culbertson •in-1929. It was somewhat of a Culbertson house organ but the staff included such luminaries v«» ; Ted Lightner, Louis Watson, Sam Fry and Albert Morehead. Alphonst Moyse took over as editor and publisher arouad 1946 and this year Edgar Kaplan, one of our great players and writers, has taken over. Today's hand is taken from Edgar's book on duplicate bridge and we will quote directly from Edgar in reference to South's two spade bid. "You should bid two spades 'with the South hand. Partner iqust have ooniMcrabla atrength The whole hand is probably lite this. (Sae hind in box.) Eaft and West can make two .Jitjrt*. You, as South, will not b* down more than one trick at two spades. In fact, you will make it unless West gets 'around to leading a club before you get a chance to discard one of your clubs on dummy's queen of hearts. "In addition, the most likely result of your balancing bid is that East will take the push to three hearts and go down one. Note that you were not just lucky to find your partner with all those cards. Take the spade ace away from your partner and give it to an opponent. Give it to West and he will be too strong for a single heart raise, Give it to East and he will be strong enough to rebid. Nor hi it dumb luck to find your part ner with three spades. East am West have at least eight hearts They must be short somewhere and spades is the most likely spot. The fact is that if I wer« South I would be mildly disappointed not to find a better North hand. But then, I am an optimist." 'Hot rfowof I'm UALVf buggin' <tes» newsmeri, «•*- m M* imoat callt to not rtKtiu' to (At* eo/amniT my M* imogt callt for not BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Students Balk, Foul Red' i "Vietnam Week' Protests By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON - (NEA) Organizers of the national 'Vietnam Week" of protests scheduled for April 8 to 15, are having problems getting heir operation going at full steam. Student groups they had de- ended on for co-operation have jeen reluctant to commit tiiem- elves. The most dramatic activity cheduled for the week — the National Student Strike, which lad aimed at 550,000 student larticipants — has been tabled. Instead, student strikes are ilanned only on a few "ripe" campuses. The planners hope for sit-ins at some draft boards, civil disobedience to prevent government agencies from operating, boycotts against firms manufacturing war materials and fund raising for medical aid to "napalm victims." These are operations which can be organized and carriec out by handfuls of students anc make a good show. The planners can pick places where campus authorities are weak and where student discipline is already lax. To further their chances for a "good show," the organizers plan to call in high school stu- lents and a wide variety of. non- student groups. (In Vietnam, demonstrators have found it's easy to draw out numbers of ugh school students for almost any kind of demonstration.) The committee now has many Jogans against many things besides Vietnam — the Central ntelligence Agency, military contracts, draft "inequities," military influence on the cam>us and "the corruption of ed- ication" and is planning dramatic, showy "campus war crimes tribunals." These will inevitably attract the curious and a wide array of the discontented. By these means the organizers, without exposing me weakness of their groups, can put on a "nationwide" show and claim a participation of thousands of students. One problem for the organizers is that many students have been made leery of "Vietnam Week" by the open, heavy participation of Communist anc Communist - front leaders in the planning and organization sessions. Proposals for the National Student Strike were written anc distributed by Bettina Aptheker Kurzweil last August at the Washington Monument grounds in the District o£ Columbia. tJrs. Kurzweil, a leader in the Jniversity of California riots, ias announced she is a Communist. She is the daughter of ierbert Apmeker, for many rears' chief theoretician Of the :0mmunist Party USA. Again, planning for the strike and associated events was made at a December, 1966, Chicago leeting dominated by representatives of the Communist - sponsored W. E. B. Du Bois Clubs of America; the pro-Chinese Marxist Progressive Labor Party; the Youth Against War and Fascism, a Communist splinter ;roup; Communist party members and representatives of the Socialist Workers Party (designated as subversive by the attorney general) or its youth group, the Young Socialist Alliance. Another sponsor of the "Vietnam Week" of protests is the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam The major national planning session of the committee was helt in Cleveland in November More man two-thirds of those registering were members o the Socialist Workers Party the Young Socialist Alliance or the W. E. B. Du Bois Clubs The Communist party was represented by memberi of its national committee. burn doubts there will be another Flint movie made, after "Our Man Flint" and "In Like Flint" ... '"In Like Flint,' " he says, "is already out o! date, even before it's released, because of advances in movie technology — such films ais 'Blow-Up' and A Man for All Seasons' have moved the industry way ahead of us" ... One of the networks has asked Mike Douglas to put together four color specials, for prime time release ... Laslo Benedek wants Jill Ireland for his film "The Ultimate Triangle," to play opposite Robert Lansing and Henry Silva. Rosalind Russell's dressing roem, on the day she began hooting "Rosie" at Universal, was stuffed with potted or- hids. There is a tradition in iollywood to send flowers to ;ars when they begin a new ilm, and Roz' friends know her jassion for potted orchids. At her home, she maintains a greenhouse where she special-, zes in raising rare orchids, he still has gift plants she re- eived when she reported to work for such hits as "My Sis- er Eileen," "Picnic" and "His rirl Friday." Sandra Dee says sh« wa» once asked if she had ever been psychoanalized. "I don't have to be psychoanalyzed," Sandra said. "I go out on interviews with reporters. That's a better way of talking about yourself." The Smothers Brothers Show is in a ding-dong battle with Bonanza, and it keeps the shows producers very busy. One of them, Saul Ilson, said he's been working so late and sleeping at the office so mui* that when he called home, his 10-year-old daughter said, "Oh, daddy, 1 didn't know you were in town." Elke Sommer will be nearly nude, Bob Crane says, in 90 per cent of the film he'll do rith her; ."The Wicked Dreams f Paula Schultz" ... John Gavin may do the Spanish version f "Man from LaMancha" on he Mexico City stage ... Clint Walker is writing a book about lealth food .., Shelia MacRae ound The Jackie Gleason Show so tough that she's now on a 75 Years Ago -In Blythevillo More than 200 Northeast Ar- sansas bank executives are expected ip be in Blytheville to- norrow to attend the annual meeting of the Group One of the Arkansas Bankers Association •roup One, will preside. Max Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hill was elected presidenl of the Student Council at Bly- heville High School in an elec- ion Friday, it was announcec oday by school officials. • Mrs. W. H. O'Keefe, Mrs. James Rogers, Miss Jettye Huffman and Miss Vera Goodrich spent yesterday in Memphis. Miss Vivian Taylor and Miss Jane Wilson entertained six ta lies of guests at a desser bridge at the Hotel Noble Sat urday in compliment to Miss Mary Sue Crafton, bride elec of Ensign G. A. Hines. 1967 Will Have an Early Easter...On March 25 By CARROLL ARfflOND CHICAGO (APj - Easter this year, March 26, is the earliest oservance of the spring religious feast since 1951, when it fell on March 25. It will be this early only twice again in this century, in 1978 and 1989. The earliest Easter ia the 20th century occurred in 1940, when it tell on March 24. It will be a day earlier in the year 2808 - March 23. Unlike Christmas, slwsys Dec. 25, this religious holiday can range over a period of 35 days, from March 22 to April 25, because of the complicated method of reckoning it. The last time Easter fell on March 22 was in 1A18. The next timi will be 2285. The last March 23 Easter was that of 1913. In 1%2 Easter fell on April 22. It will not reach its latest possible date, April 29, until Blythevilla (Ark.) Courier News Friday, March 10, 19«7 Page 3)1 2038. There hive been, and are, moves to assign Easter a fixed date. Should this ever be done, it would mean the end of controversies and complications as old as Christendom itself. The Gospels note that Christ celebrated the Passover on Thursday, although the priesthood of his day observed it on Friday, the day *f the Crucifixion. Jews who embraced Christianity linked the Easter festival with the traditional Passover and believed it should be observed on the 14th of Niun, first month of tht Jewish calendar, regardless of the day of the week. Christians from among the Gentiles wanted the observance on Sunday, day of th* Resurrection. The controversy raged into the fourth century. Th* Christian church in the East followed the Jewish tradition, that in the West the Gentile. In 325 a.d. the Council of Ni- caea, first of the Christian ecumenical meetings, adopted the Nicene Creed, standardizing beliefs of tht younj faith. It alio decreed that Easter b* observed on the first Sunday after tht ful moon after the vernal equinox the date when the sun crosses the equator into the Northern Hemisphere. The date of the equinox was to be fixed each year in Alexandria, Egypt, ancient center o astronomical scienct. The full moon was tied into the formula to give pilgrims the advantage of moonlight in their travels to shrinM. But disagreement persisted The tine «f th* equinox variac according to longituda. Whan March 21 was standardized as tht date of the equinox, inaccuracies of the Julian calendar and the diffiulty of reconciling the lunar calendar with the solar year brought more confusion. And friction developed in 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII promulgated the calendar we now observe. The East spurned any revision emanating from Rome The West accepted it readily except for Britian and Ireland which followed the Julian calen oar until 1752. A daring medical researcl team hopes to-pump tranqulliz- ers into a whale, catch it by the tail and tow it to shallow water for study. __ diet — to gain weight. Speaking of Robert Bruce ami lis spider web, George Schaefer ells this story to show that you lave nothing to lose in trying. When he read the script of .oring Mandel's "Do Not Go ientle into That Good Night," he play he'll direct on the CBS 'layiiouse, he thought that the eading character was Ideal for Fredric March. But March had said he wasn't going to work again. "I figured I had nothing to ose," Schaefer says, "so I sent ;he script to him. Apparently t arrived at just the right time. Lynn Fontanne had told him ww much she enjoyed doing 'Anastasia' with me, and March and his wife, Florence Eldredge were coming to California anyhow. So they said tSiey would do it." wm COCKIER NEWS (BE COURIEh NBWI CO. B. W. HAINES ruBLISHEB HABRT A OAINtS Usistant . amisher-Editw PAUI/ D. 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