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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 7, 1967
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That Mid-State Cliche RIP As a public officer holder, Governor Wiiithrop Rockefeller is a novice. It doesn't seem as if he's a novice because he's been in the public eye for so many years. No one expects him to perform like a novice and for the most part he does not disappoint them. However, lie disappointed us one day this week when he was quoted as saying that Interstate 55 (in Arkansas) is "an expensive little deal," which "doesn't serve the state of Arkansas." Without being fully aware of it, the Governor was reciting a mid-state cliche which should have been given an indecent burial at least a decade ago. In other times when the journey from Little Eock to Blytheville was accomplished only after a half-day's agonizing encounter with mule-drawn wagons and small-town police, those in mid-state were fond of saying (presumably, they were fond of saying it because they said it so frequently) that industry located in Northeast (or Southwest) Arkansas really did the state no good because all the money would go to Memphis (or St. Louis, or Cooler, JMo., one would guess). This same sort of sophistry would lead one to the conclusion that tax-supported projects in the nether corners of the state would be "expensive little deals" which would not "serve the state." As a matter of fact, traffic continues to move in both directions on Interstate 55. It makes the Memphis trip easier, true, but it will continue (as it is built northward) to make the journey from Southeast Missouri to Blytheville a more pleasant thing and the Blytheville merchant will be eternally grateful for this (and the Missouri shoppers pay Arkansas sales tax). Interstate 55 also: A. Makes it infinitely easier f6r residents to select jobs from a wider area; and B. Is important in personnel recruitment by Mississippi County industries. * * * Further this interstate highway has played a role in the location of industries in the past and will do so in the future. We submit that anything which broadens the economic base of Mississippi County (the state's third most populous) serves the state of Arkansas and serves it well. €Jitor& flote People in Blytheville complain there's nothing to do. In Memphis, a delegation of officers from the Naval Air Station met with civic leaders and voiced a complaint on behalf of me young officers and enlisted men. The complaint: there's nothing to do. Certainly in St. Louis someone at this moment is nibbling a hamburger in some diner and is remarking to the guy on the next stool that "there's nothing to do." And tomorrow in Los Angeles two teenagers will decide there's really nothing to do and in desperation they'll find a vantage point along the freeway and watch the people make statistics of themselves. The secret is, you see, if there's nothing to do, don't admit it. Having nothing to do is a confession that you do not yet know how to deal with yourself. . .that someone else must do this for you. Don't, in other words, admit that you simply can't stand yourself. . . even it it's true. St. Louis, by the way, this month is offering (among other attractions) Rudolf Serkin, Van Cliburn, the Harvard Glee Club, a Broadway road show, two Shakespearean dramas, the Ballet Folklorico of Mexico, the University of Missouri Band, and (if you Eke to swing a little) Lou Rawls, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, James Brown, Sergio Mendes, Canonball Adderly and brother Nat Jean Dushon and the Grand Ole Opry. If you don't dig any of this (and if you don't you may need professional care), there's K. K. Kelly and her Bubble Bath Revue on the stage at the Grand Burlesk Theatre (which the advertisements helpfuly point out is one block north of the Greyhound bus depot . . .for the Ozark jet setters, doubtless). * * * On teevee Tuesday night, it looked for all the world as if Count Basie has integrated his band. He's the type the Muslims refer to as t whitey-lover. . .an Uncle Sam. It is the habit of one of Blytheville's nice guys to hold doors for folks in public buildings. Most often, he tells me, he is thanked for this little courtesy (and did you ever think how pleasant our life here would be if all could remember the little courtesies?), but there are those times when he gets a cold stare or has his toe stepped on by a busy door-user. * * * The other morning, he performed this tiny act of kindness at the Post Office for a woman who was getting along in years. She thanked him warmly and said something about what a wonderful world Uiis is. And he said something like, 'It would really be wonderful if we were all as sweet as you." "But so many people are. . .you are." Ah, it takes a good heart to see it that way. -H.A.H. QWVWWVWvwww Sbow Beat by Dick Kleiner I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.-William Penn, Quaker founder of Pennsylvania. BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Enforcing Viet Constitution Will Weaken Red Appeal HOLLYWOOD (NBA) FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREEWAY Dean Jones was invited to sit In on a poker game, whose other participants included Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine. Jones has never played poker very much, so he got an expert friend to write down a list of the winning hands — from one pair to royal flush. In all the excitement of »ne big hand, Jones forgot what beat what. So he excused himself, went to the bathroom and consulted his list. Then he came back and bet — and lost. "Boy," he says, "did they take me!" The two - hour "Dragnet" feature, which was made for the NBC movie shows before the television Dragnet series began, has never been shown. And the chances are it won't be shown for some time. Two reasons — first, the script deals with Harry Morgan's retirement and since he's still very much active on the series, that would be confusing, and second, the network bigwigs realize the two-hour production is much better quality and would make the routine half-hour programs suffer by comparissn. A tip from Carl Reiner: "The secret of success in writing a television s e r i e s is to write about what you know. I did that myself — I'd been a comedy writer and I was married, so when I set about to create a series for Dick Van Dyke, I combined the two and that was The Dick Van Dyke Show. When Persky and Denoff wanted to create a series, I told them that. They had been with radio station WNBW in New York, so they wrote a series about two morning disc jockets. I'll be on CBS next fall - it's called Good Morning, World." The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.—Thomas Chalmers, Scottish author. Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to every one about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will live. —Charles M. Schwab, American industrialist. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.—Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U. S. president. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) A1063 WEST 4 AJ987 *AJ2 EAST 4AQJ98 VJ1076 »Q2 »Q5 46432 ^•108643 4.75 SOUTH 4hK52 VA9853 4K10 North-South vulnerable West North East South 1 $ 1* 2V Pass 3 4 Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening Isad— *7 union if he made that play. The reason is that he does not know where the queen of diamonds .is but he does know where the i He has two ways to finesse,^ of {he spades are . H he !for the queen of diamonds. You|p] avs [ na t way and East holds can see that queen reposing quietly in the West hand and can see that if South plays the king of diamonds and continues the ten he will take the rest of the tricks and won't even have to finesse at all. The queen will show up when he leads the ten. A letter from El Paso Texas asks; "Does the correct play always win? Don't experts ever take a losing finesse?" The answer to this is that experts frequently take losing finesses. Sometimes they have no choice. If you have to finesse for a king you only have one way to go. Other times they go wrong just as everyone else does and on some occasions they deliberately finesse in a certain direction to make sure that the dangerous hand does not get in the lead. West opens the seven of spades against South's three no- trump contract. East plays thei jack and South holds back his king. East continues with the ace and another spade and South is in wilt) the king. Our expert would also lose his ] is. the queen he goes down at three no-trump. If he leads a club to dummy plays any diamond but ttie ace and finesses his ten, he is go ing to lose to the queen this time but he makes his conlrac irrespective of where the queen By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) The new South Vietnam constitution has some remarkable provisions. If enforced, they will make profound changes in the government and be a major factor in Binning the war. The new constitution (in force rom April 1) provides for re- igious freedom. It asserts the equality of all citizens without •egard to race, sex, religion or jolitical party. Defendants are guaranteed speedy and public trials. A defendant has the right to a defense lawyer for counsel in every phase of his interrogation including the preliminary investigation. The accused is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Doubts are to be resolved in his favor. * * * No citizen "can be tortured, threatened or forced to confess. A confession obtained by torture, threat or coercion will not be considered as valid evidence." The accused and his next of kin must be informed of BERRY'S WORLD © r*7 kr NEA. IK. " "What da you fope number J / will be—a bof or girl?' the accusation within the time limit prescribed by law. No one can be detained for indebtedness. In the new basic law, the state recognizes the political rights of every citizen, including the right to petition freely and engage in overt, nonviolent and legal opposition. (But every activity designed to propagandize or carry out communism is prohibited.) The constitution says the state respects freedom of thought, speech and publishing "as long as it does not harm personal honor, national security or good morals." Censorship is to be abolished "except for m o t i o n pictures and plays." Freedom to join labor unions and to strike is to be "respected within the framework and regulations prescribed by law." The private life, home and correspondence of every citizen is to be "respected." The state guarantees the freedom of private property. It guarantees to push "a policy of making the people property owners." Freedom of trade and competition is recognized, but monopolies and actions to secure con- trol of the market are banned. Representatives or senators cannot be prosecuted, pursued, arrested or brought to court for any statement or vote in the National Assembly. * » * Government officials and their wives are not allowed to receive government bids or con- J tracts. Neither are representatives, senators or their wives. Military men on active duty are not permitted to engage in political party activity. Military men in the civilian government must either resign from the military or take a leave ef absence without pay. The 'future of South Vietnam depends on how these provisions are carried out. If the human rights guaranteed are zealously guarded by the elected government, the Communists will grow steadily weaker. The Viet Cong will lose their local support. The North Vietnam and Viet Cong armies will have no base on which to rest. If the human rights guaranteed in the constitution are not protected, the struggle will get worse, however striking the ! military victories we achieve. Sunday School Lesson- There's a tired editor in Minnesota and the frequent reporting of his reasons for his weariness has attracted national attention. He's tired of De Gaulle. Nasser, beatniks and self-righteous breast - beaters. He's tired because many of his tax dollars go where he doesn't want them to go. He's tired of filth peddlers and hypocrils. It's quite an inventory and, although it exhausts him, it doesn't exhaust the list. Any of us can add some other persons or situations that make us tired. I'm tired of worrying about leaving our home to the possible mercy of v a n d a 1 s and thieves who want to make off with the few possessions we cherish. I'm tired of people who la- met civic situations and chide political leaders but are never around to lift the value of the community. I'm tired of persons who decry national situations and then run off to their hideaways to forget their sorrows Instead of tackling the issue where they live. I'm tired of hearing the la- Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Friday, April 7, 1967 Page 5)* By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. ments over the disappearance of certain pieties and moral values and yet never discovering the sorrowful giving any support or commitment to or through the church. When you think about it, it doesn't take much of a person to get tired. "Be not weary in well-doing," suggests Scripture and all too many have lost the enthusiastic eagerness, ending up as wornout rubber bands that have lost elasticity. The Psalmist wrote, "If the foundations crumble, what will the righteous do?" We ask now, "If the foundations crumble, what has the righteous been doing?" We can be tired lamenting and complaining that we miss the fight. Halford Luccock reminded us that Rip Van Winkle was also tired. When he went to sleep the picture of King George was on the wall: when he woke up George Washington's portrait was there. Old Rip had slept through a revolution. I don't want to be so tired that I lose perspective and so waste my energies on the wrong battles. Long - haired beatniks may be annoying but the weary apathy of the short-haired can be as dangerous. I don't want to be so tired that I'm only cynical, seeing no joy in today or any hope for the future. The problems are enormous but this is not the first time in history that men have had to confront complex problems. I don't want to be so tired that I remind people of a blighted elm instead of a sturdy oak. I don't want to. be so tired that when my Lord asks me what I've been doing I can only grunt sleepily. "Could you not watch with me one hour?" Jesus asked as he turned to his sleeping disciples who were too tired to sweat it out with their Master at the time ef His agonizing decision. In truth, I don't want to be so tired that I miss out on the struggle! Be not weary in well-doing. It's no time to be tired! WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The richest horse race in the world was the $430,600 All-American Quarter Horse Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, N.M., won by Go Dick Go on Sept. 5, 1966, says The World Almanac. The victory was worth $198,300 for Go Dick Go's owner, Joe Leit> ner. The second-place horse, Chickamona, earned $87,252. The winning time for the 400-yard race was 20,27 seconds. copynnht o tser, _ ti>ivapag» Bntwfirlii Ann. 75 Years Ago — In BlytheYille Charles Moore of Blytheville was elected state president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce at the group's con vention in Pine Bluff. Mr. Moore, who is assistant personnel manager for Ark-Mo Power Company, has served as a state vice president for the past two years. Approximately 250 guests called at the F. E. Black home yesterday to extend congratulations to Mrs. William Wyatt who has been named Blytheville's "Woman of the Year." Louis Nash has returned from New Orleans where he attended a meeting of the executive board of the National F a rm Equipment Association. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Evrard of Memphis announce the birth of their first child a daughter born Saturday. She has been named Dianna Llewlya. Arch Oboler will make another Space Vision feature, lika "The Bubble," this summer ... Gayle Hunnicutt went wild with her first big look from Universal (she's George Peppard's costar in "Criss C r o s s") and bought herself an electric bed ... "It moves ta all sorts of exotic angles," Gayle says, and she has some pretty exotic angles, herself... Shani W a 11 i s' unique first name comes from a jewel of India which intrigued her father ... Now, Shani says, there are "birds and dogs and kids and an orangutan in the London Zoo" named after her .. Rex Harrison busily trying to make animal sounds for "Dr. Dolittle" — the good doctor is supposed to be fluent in many animal tongues and Rex will do most of these strange conversations himself .-• Curt Jurgens won't play any more Nazi submarine commanders ... "I've made 150 pictures," he says, "and I've been in uniform in 50 of them." In "The Epic of Josie," Doris Day plays a waitress in a frontier restaurant in the 1890s, and it's probably the filthiest joint this side of the Viet Cong rath- skeller. Doris gets flypaper stuck in her hair and greasy gravy on her dress. Despite the decor, the cowhand-extras loved the scene — the food was the best, with thick roast beef sandwiches, and pies and cakes from one of LA's best restaurants. Hollywood is movie scenes. CRK BLXTBETIUiB COURIER NEWS tHE COURIER mrws co. B. W. HAEVES. FVBL1SHEB HARRY A. HA1NE8 tisistant .'abllsher-Editot 1'AUI, D. HUMAN Advertising Manage! snle National Advertising Representatiie Wallara Witmet Co. Mew lurk, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Mcmphli Second-class postage paid at BIytherille. Ark. Member of .the Associated fnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blyxhp- vilie or any suburban town when carrier service is maintained 35c per week. $1.50 per month. B; mail within a radlnj of SO miles. 18.00 per rear $500 for six months, S3.UO for thn« months, by mail, outside 30 mUe radius <18.oo Dsr year payable In udTuiet. 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