The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1967
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Remember the Voters The dilemma of the Arkansas Democratic party is becoming: increasingly better defined: Whether to be simon pure and lily white or go after the votes. Party functionaries at th* state level have operated in a clubby atmosphere for so long, they naturally opted for pure-and-white when they submitted nominees for a state steering committee These nominees—which included no representatives of labor, the Negro citizenry or liberal elements of the party—were reviewed by the state's Democratic constitutional officers, who dropped the whole matter and hurried out to a fish fiy. Constitutional officers are politicians first. They doubtless realized that if they approved the suggested nominees, they would be placing themselves in a position of having denied representation to some large segments of the state's voting populace. On the other hand if they disapproved the list, they would be alienating some of those political prime movers who were on the list. Prudently, they passed, noting that they would leave the chore of selecting a gteering committee in the hands of the State Central Committee. Selected members of the state's Congressional delegation in Washing- ton were not inclined to pick up tWi particular hot potato. As a result, the Democrats have no steering committee as of this date. If it is true that bne is not needed at the moment, it follows that it will be needed soon. Purpose of the committee^ to work for party unity and to assist Democratic Party Executive Secretary J. P. Lybrand, Jr., in the pursuit of his duties. While it is possible to have a Democratic party without Negro, labor and liberal participation, it is not likely that any such party is going to enjoy the sort of success it would like to achieve. In Arkansas, the Republicans, while not liberal, have left the door open to unhpapy Democrats, just in case they are disenchanted with a party nominee . . . such as James D. Johnson, who could overcome an impressive field in the Democratic primary could not defeat a coalition of interests in the general election. Mr. Johnson, now, of course, is poised to lead the Democrats off into a third- party movement in 1968. Obviously, the Democratic party, fighting for another grip on life, is going to need a broad base of support in the months ahead. Party leadership might heed the clues dropped by party politicians: one mustn't overlook the voters . 4. not any of them. Cannel— -at Bay .1* * .- W^?_j: ,«* __$-—- ^"»~caa._ 5^ ^-— j ~%yi©f' '•"* "~^; < *'>m r^ *lSk^r"^4 By WARD CANNEL Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK (NBA) A girl we know who works in television - a very sweet girl and so awfully rich - confided in us the other day that she could not stand her job much longer. "Honestly, it's absolutely demeaning," she said. "You ought to see the sort of people I have to take orders from. Why, my father could buy and sell them..." Naturally, we tried to set her straight on this matter by pointing out the error in her logic. Her father, we reminded her, had made his money by very acute investments. And while it could buy all these television people, it seemed quite doubtful that he could sell them again. "Be reasonable," e said. "How much do you really think Dr. Stanton or Gen. S a r n o f f would bring on the open market?" "Well," she said, "it's abs- lutely demeaning to work for people and know that your father could buy and sell them..." There did not seem to be any profit in analyzing the transaction again. And so, on that promissory note, the conversation came to an end. We have recited this event Observations during an Interminable wait tt Memphis Municipal: I began flying at age S. A bi-plane. "Don't touch that stick, kid," the pilot said. I didn't. 1 continued flying during World War n (looking grimly through my gunsights as Tampa, Fla., slipped by below and no fighter offering challenge) and have been «n air traveler ever since. I like grey-haired pilots (been around a long time), with a good sun tan (relaxed, fit), a wry smile on the lips (denotes confidence), a meaty hand (physical strength) and a degree in aerodynamics from MIT (dedication and intelligence). My palms still get damp. Especially if a young husband puts an over-the-hill Wife on the flight with me. There are insurance machines everywhere and did you ever hear FBI Special Agent Roy Moore tell the story of the great Denver airplane bombing? A teen-ager tells Mom: "I'm going to take Lisa for a walk." And off goes the teen with sister Lisa toddling along beside her. The teen loves this. Half-way across the waiting room the toddler stumbles and starts to whimper. The teen wisely scoops her up in her arras and walks briskly out of Mom's earshot. No harm done. Teen girls love small sisters and this one is no exception. Beautiful. A mother sits down with another teen daughter.. Mom complains about her (Mom's) short skirt. Daughter chuckles. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 16 AQ2 V A10 • A Q J10 a 1 + Q104 EAST *J83 A9754 ¥KQ98 V6432 483 *7632 SOUTH <l>) A A K10 6 VJ75 454 + AKJ8 Both vulneraWe North Eut South 495 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 24 34 4 4 5 t . Pass Pass 2* Pass 3N.T. Pass 5 4> Pass 6 + Pass Opening lead-rrV nine of clubs moved over to the East hand the cross-ruff would operate successfully. A couple of readers went a step further in their analysis and asked, "How should South play the hand if East happened to let dummy hold the first diamond trick?" The answer to this intriguing , question is that w* just don't jknow. The way the cards lie South could make seven by simply playing out the ace of dia- A carpet salesman and a college professor sit a spell. They rationalize about the safety of flying. "Safer than In your own bathroom," the salesman says with a nervous grin (makes you wonder what goes on in some bathrooms). "Yes and think of those highways, etc.," etc.'s the prof. They agree flying is best, although the salesman confesses, "I always feel better when we're down . . . and stopped." Short-skirted Mom tells her daughter that she'd be more comfortable walking about, j Daughter says, "Okay." They walk and Mom's knees are nearly covered While standing. Walking, she's less tense. Walking can be therapeutic for several reasons, then. Then, oh Lord, come all the young men. The Marines and the Army, mainly. How young. Marines still turn out fine looking men. Wonderful young men. Do they get a PFC stripe when they finish boot? All those chaps have them ... and medals for marksmanship. But so young. Darn. Darn. They come in two's and three's, check in at the airline counter, rid themselves of their duffles and head for the restaurant. Why not draft 40-year-olds and let these people alone? You know full well why. One doesn't go tiger hunting with aging sheep dogs. Go watch the airplanes land. -H.A.H. monds and cross - ruffing, using the eight of clubs to ruff the first trick. Or be could abandon the eight of clubs and make six by ruffing high in his Today's Investor By Thomas E. O'Hara Chairman, Board of Trustees National Association of Investment Clubs Q. Through payroll deductions I have accumulated more than 150 shares of stock in the cor- xiration where I work. I'll re- iire in three years. Should I sell the shares a few at a time so I will not have to pay so much tax at one time, or should I wait and dispose of them all at once and pay the tax on my long-term capital gain? A. 1 don't see why you would want to sell your shares at all. Surely the dividend income will be valuable to you when you retire. And the company you work for has an excellent divi- give me, I think you would be wise to reserve about $2,000 in a bank savings account or in Fhte^-NerthLtttleRockTimei because it illustrates clearly ,— how people suffer undue an. guish and disappointment because they refuse to understand the basic elements of simple economics. The lady who lives next door to us, for example, is convinced that the U. S. Air Force has captured two flying saucers, and at this very moment has four Martians in a refrigerator in Washington. We cannot recall the num- a growth industry or not. For instance, those wfto bought stock in Wolverine Shoe bonds and invest the rest in! a few years back are very hap- securities.u I suggest you divide I py investors today: though they the $3,000 investment about!bought into what is supposedly equally between a good major! a "sick" industry, the corpora- manufacturing company, an oil company, and a utility. It sounds to me as if you are in an excellent position to form an investment club. You could take part of the money you are now investing in government bonds and put it into an investment club, where you and a group of friends would learn dend record. You would have j more about the world of fi- no tax to pay at all on the i nance, and learn how to pick stock itself as long as you hold I worthwhile investments on your When we wrote up today's h^nd a couple of months ago we explained that South wasn't happy with his six dub contract and that six diamonds would have been much better. Then we showed that South took the first trick, played three rounds of spades in order to discard dummy's ten of hearts and then took the diamond finesse East produced the king and returned a heart. South ruffed in dummy, drew trumps and spread his hand. At this point we goofed. We said that if East had returned a diamond South would have been unable to make his contract. So many readers have pointed out to us that South couW have made the hand by simply cross-ruffing. The only danger would be when South wouM have to ruff a diamond with the eight of clubs. Our reaferi are right. Somehow or other, when the hand was actually played West did hold the nlni of clubs and would have betn able to overtuff and set Uw contract but with the hand each time. However, we rather fear that it and receive only the dividend I income.. You would, of course, I have to report your dividend income on your income tax return. Q. I have ?5,000 invested In government bonds, bought through payroll deductions at the store where I work. Should I invest my money in stocks to get more or should I still "One pi (Am Am, f to Kometfys wi// «o*» over po»(<?e*; (At Sinatras wifl fate over ifiow bwintst—thm'U te NOTHIHGUFTf payroll saings? A. From the information you South would have fallen right) tim]e bu ^ bonds to h into the trap. The game was match point duplicate. South might well have played out all his trumps and taken a second diamond finesse. East would have produced the king this second time and South .would go down. In any event we are very glad this problem did not come up at the table. Q. What industry or type of stock do you anticipate will show the greatest growth in the next five years? A. Before you go looking too hard for a growth industry, consider this for a moment: You aren't going to be investing in a total industry, but in one or two companies of an industry. tion itself has proved to be a very healttiy and growing one and has yielded better results than have a lot of companies in growing industries. Growth in a particular company is not necessarily guaranteed because it is part of a growth industry. The soundest growth results from an aggressive management. A poorly managed company can have growth if it is lucky enough to be in a growing industry, but once problems develop it may show up very poorly. There is this ever - present danger in investing in a growth industry: a lot of new, untried companies are drawn into it. When the saturation point is reached, there is likely to be a shake-out. Only the best-man- ber of times we have tried to explain to her how prohibitively expensive such a refrig- rator would be. But she simply will not listen and continues to fret about the U. S. policy toward Martians. This lack of understanding about basic economics, we note sadly, also extends to Washington and the men who run the country. Therefore, I think your con- ] aged are likely to survive - and cern should be with growth companies, whether they are in a growing industry may obscure poor management. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH P. LOEW, D.D. . By RALPH W. LOEW, D. D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. I have three brothers and the four of us enjoy the infrequent reunions when we can recount the escapades of growing up. Scattered in various parts of the country, we try to find at least an annual moment when we can see each other. Why should anyone think it extraordinary if four brothers enjoy seeing one another and sharing their experiences? Why praise brothers for being brothers? In the city in which I live eight pastors—Protestant, Ro- 75 Years Ago — In B/ythevi//e Mr. and Mrs. Dick J. White announce the birth of their second child a daughter, born yesterday at Walls Hospital. She has been named Ellen Lockwood. Miss Arden Ferguson entertained with a dessert bridge at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferguson, in honor of Miss Vivian Pattsrson bride elect of this month. Prizes were awarded Mrs. Marvin Nunn Jr. and Miss Maureen Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fleeman have gone to Basalt, Colo., to spend the remainder of the summer months. Donna Deadman, Danny Cobb Martha Nichols, Ann Hindma spending this week at the Chris- lian Church Conference at Wayland Springs, man Catholic, Orthodox and Jewish — have been meeting, sharing a fellowship and sponsoring a whole host of interfaith activities. People watching, frequently comment on the excellence of this fellowship, as tho it were necessary to praise brothers for being brothers. This is the illustration of the danger now being confronted by the bold ecumenical movement. When Pope John threw open the windows for fresh breezes to world, it was possible for that which had been only a Protestant fellowship to become a more truly ecumenical brotherhood. What has happened in recent years has erupted with rev- lutionary swiftness and encouraging climax. Just here is the danger. Our problem is that we shall settle for respectability, with just being nice to one another as an ultimate goal instead of a preliminary step. The work we are sent to do is to witness in to world where the problems are tougher than ever. List some of the dangers confronting mankind and they add up to the presence of war, the loss of coexistence between nations, a growing gulf betwen the "haves" and the "have-nots" the horrible poverty among SB many peoples and the unabated trend toward overpopulation. Add to these confusing and threatening problems, the indifference and the amoral selfishness and the broad outlines of some of mankind'! most fearful As of this writing, there are ;ix separate bills in Congress aimed at studying, curbing and eventually.curing crime. And our information is that sooner or later this sort of law will be enacted — regardless of its dis- astrus effects on the nation's economy. We know from sad experience that it is futile to talk about economics to people who will not listen. But a fellow has to live with his conscience. So, for that reason, we would like to go on record with the caution that curing crime can lead only to a depression. If this nation's streets, homes and businesses were to b*com« safe tomorrok, the relief rolls would be filled with FBI agents, prison wardens, probation officers, district attorneys, food and drug inspectors, weight* and measures testers, and the entire Securities Exchange Com. mission. If crime were wiped out, 34 magazines, would fold, television entertainment shows would stop, social work schools would close, the movie industry would dry up, and the nation's 40 million insurance agents and investigators would have to turn to — well, what? In New York alone, a cure for crime would mean immediate unemployment for 30,000 policemen, 31,000 locksmiths, 12 electronic alarm manufacturers, 65,000 private detectives and guards. On our block, an «nd to crime would throw six Of our neighbors out of work — a criminal lawyer, a salesman of paper bags of the sort used by bank robbers, a bank robber, and a 9-year-old boy who writes true detective stories in his s p a r e time. In the interests of brevity, we have left out scores of other sectors of the economy that would fail in the face of a non- crime wave. Suffice it to say that full employment comes first. Of course, you cannot get that through the heads of these do- gooders who want to stamp out crime, mental illness, world tensions and the common cold. The Mariner - Venus spacecraft scheduled for launching in June may determine the exact diameter of Venus. The craft will be aimed within 2,000 miles of the planet. Blytheville (Art.) Curler Newf Friday, June IS, 1967 Page Six •HB fn.Tnmn.Ll COURIER NEWS CM COURIER NBWS CO. B. W. HAINES rcELlSHEB HAKKT A. 1MINE8 Assistant . abltsber-Edltor PAUI, D. HUMAN AHvertislag Manage! Sole Nation*! Adfertlslni Representative Wallace WItmer Co. new Y«rt, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. MempBM Second-class portage paid at BlythertUe Ark. Member of the Associated rnm SUBSCRIPTION BATES By earner la the city of SJyvlu* nlle or any suburban town when carrier sennce Is maintained 35e pel week Sl.SO per month. By mall within t radios at 511 ratles. fft.OO per Tear $500 for ttz months, $3.uo for three months, by mall, outside !t mile radios '18.00 p*r year payable In udTanee. Mall subscriptions are not accept- er 1 In townr and cities where The Courier News carrier service li maintained Mail subscription* •*• payable la advance. NOTE: The Count! Ann ejraflM no responslbUlty for photograph* manuscripts, engravings or mat* left with It for possible nnbllcatlom. problems are indicated. It's a time to tackle these with imagination, with risk and with bravery. The critics of the churches have been saying that not enough of us are willing to do this. And they may be right. Certainly, we will not solve problems by shying .away from' them. As brothers we are meant to recognize a larger brotherhood. It's a time to accept brotherhood as natural and then be disturbed enough by what we see around us to work together to meet the needs and yearnings of mankind. Ecumnical brotherhood is only a necessary step in the right direction. That is best achieved by a common witness that doesn't settle for a private fellowship but struggles together for the larger familyhood. Beverages Answer to Previous Puzzle WORLD ALMANAC FACTS •TJiere are four times u many widows in the United States as there are widowers, sayi The World At manic. In 1966, there wen- 8.9 million widowed women compared to only 2 million widowed HMO. 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II Fit (1828-1893) 63 Close by (poet.) 17 Turn inside out 48 Male bee 64 Utter 65 Stitch 66 School exams 35 Enemy 36 Fixed look 37 Neckpiece 39 European liver 41 Negligent 42 Eagle's nest DOWN 1 Insect 2 District 3 Ripped 4 Sends forth 5 Operated 6 Continent 7 Greek letter 8 Conger 9 Roman garment 10 Epochs 19 Farm structure 49 Sacred bull 22 Aromatic drink oC Egypt 24 Curdled and 50 water spiced milk 51 Relaxing 25 Greek mountain activity 26 Speed contest 53 Fht-tottomea 27 Culture media " ' 29 Act 31 Festive 32 Soviet l»ka 33 Nearest 38 Wash lightly 40 Healthy beverage bqal 55 High cards 56 Demonstrative) pronoun 57 Seed-bearing spikes 55 Bad (comb, fofil) 46 French historian 60 Entangl.

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