The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 7, 1968
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ec*.-AW tblgafl tan buren He Resents Wife's Soldier Pen Pal *i' I'D LIKE TO MY KQUEft FOR A WtfKENP m IN Color Them Smart Color Blytheville's School Board and superintendent gray. Color them a'bit reactionary. Color them eau. tious. At times, color them insensj. tive," if it pleases you- But, please, never color them 'dumb- • > That's what the electorate did : Jast'September when the best laid "- plans of the Board (some like to make it read Board of Education) were bombed at the polls by the unlikely and unholy--coalition of reactionary whites and reactionary blacks (on the one hand, "We'll never take forced integration;" • while on the ether, "They'll take away from us.") teamed to narrowly defeat a SI million bond issue which would have consolidated the city's two high . schools and which—nearly as. import. ant—would have served to keep the '; United States Office of Education agents out of town. Ah, but that' was not to be, • thanks to the best efforts of those • who knew better than the school .. board. Old, disgraceful Harrison High '.• School continues to creak along (sure, :•: it has its basketball and football •.'• teams and for the first time in any-' ••'. one's memory some of those gifted . pthletes are going to get college ;. scholarships . . . albeit not from the :• University of Arkansas whose teams . are lily white and whose record last year was .4-6, which possibly is a ' coincidence . . . Arkansas tate Uhi- :•'• versity has met the "problem" half '.. way . • • its basketball team has a tan . face or two). '.'. It is interesting t« nete hew well : Supt. J. K. Williams predicted what - was ping to happen ("He's trying to scare you," we -were told by the -: reactionaries of the white and black races). Mr. Williams was doing no ". such thing.' He was' facing a few facts. He is a professional educator, not on* who exhibits his credentials only on election day. • As a matter of fact, these new problems lead us to ask: what about Mr;.-Williams? There now is no good "reason why he should remain here and assume the problems attendant to sho' Jiuff desegregation of your school system. There may be oil* reason: he and .his fine family like itrjjei'e. -The community likes them, (as well it should). But really professional educators are rare. He could najl down a job (and a good one. . .a better one than he has) in any number of school systems where desegregation is a battle which was fought in other years. If we should lose Mr. Williams those'black and white citizens who voted against the September bond issue could cut another notch in their pistols: not only did they shoot down a sensible, painless integration plan which would have resulted in the construction of a super-high school, but they also opened the gate to turn loose the best educator this city ever had. It is time to assess the costs of the September bond defeat. They are so gross it is painful to enumerate them. Mark it well that freedom of choice has been destroyed. There will be black children at, tending white (yes, white) schools against the wishes of themselves and their parents. There will be white children attending black (yes, black) schools against their most violent protests. City education will not be the same for at least a decade. This is the thanks we owe those hlaek and white reactionaries . . . and it seems there were nearly as many of one stripe as the other. God bless- Gait or 4 Erjiejt Hemingway and F. Scott FitB- gerald once were talking about the very, : very rich. "They are not so different from us," one (I believe it was' Hemingway) said. "Oh yes they are," his companion rs- ..; joined, "they're rich." - A big cjty newsroom then is not so different from ours save for the fact lhat ." it's larger and it has the things that news paper wealth can buy like a battery ". of teletype machines where we have a single one. Into the newsroom of the Arkansas Ga. 7ettc in Little Ftoplf for epjpple, moves ; half a million words daily by TTS. This is a • : lot; as many as js received by the .larger .than half Memphis Commercial for example, and propably as many as is r* ceiveij by the Dallas MornjnK News. I was in th« Gazette newsroom Tu»s; day tvhfen the Vietnam casualty list moved. " This is one of the bonuses (if you may pajl ' It that) of this hug* input of information. •If someone fronj your are* js killed in Vietown, yauir (titan taw tlma* tame* late teipwWge of it. The kill of Americans in Vietnam on Monday was 203. Nice compact figure that. But you get a muph better picture of what America lost when you read their names, ranks, hometowns—all spelled put in Detail on a piece of paper. This piece of paper was absut half as wide as the one you are reading now. It was attached to the Gazette bulletin board 'way up near the ceiling. It cascaded down the left side of the bulletin board, down to the floor and across the floor so that yog walked around it as you came by (at least everyone who was. up there when I was talked around it), It is the original sick list. It takes a heap o' sickness to make a fight a war. Standing thsre looking at this Jlst of American names, a dirty thought mad* its home in my mind: "Thsy (jl«d In order that Nguyan Ky and his Chins doll-like wife could sleep well tonigljt and apunt their balance? to some Qeneva bfnlf on the morrow," DEAR ABBY: Last November I saw a piece in your column about what the boys in Viet Nam wanted for Christmas, and one lonely soldier said he wanted mail. Well I wrote to him, and we started up a correspondence. He is only 20 years old. I have a son about his age, as well as other children. This lonely soldier wrote many wonderful letters and he even sent pictures of himself. I wrote to him and sent some packages. My children fee! like they know him. At first my husband was all for it. But here is the problem. My husband is jealous of this kid. I am 35 years old and I think of this boy as a '"son." ! even start my letters to him "DEAR SON'". And he writes "Dear Mom" to me. (His own mother is dead and he has had a rpugh life.) I told my husband there was nothing between us, but he says he wants me to quit writing. Abby, I can't let this boy down how. I even invited, him to visit us when he gets out in June. My husband won't listen t6 me. He says he doesn't want. any more mail going between, us and to tell the kid he isn't welcome here. I would' like your advice on this matter. If. something were to happen to this boy I would always think it was my fault. . ... . . MIDWEST MOM DEAR MOM: I think your husband .is wrong, uhma. mature and evil-minded,,but that's another problem. Don't defy him, however, but do fry to get someone to show him the kinks in hit thinking, and implore him to change his mind. Of course with your husband's present attitude,,.you cannot allow the boy to visit you. DEAR ABBY: You were so right when you told that wo-, man that she could report the driving ability of someone she knows to be a menace on the streets, but you couldn't guarantee that she 'would get results. About 10 years ago. I reported my grandfather who was about to apply for a renewal of his driver's license. I suggested 'that he be carefully tested because he had 75 Years Ago Major and Mrs. Willard H; Pease have -arrived' here after Major Pease received his dis- 'charge at Fort' Breckinridge, Ky. Mrs. W. T. Rainwater entertained members of'two Tfiday bridge clubs with a de'sser't bridge at the Rustic' Inn. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Oscar Fendler, Mrs. Blan Heath, Mrs. Bob Logan, Mrs. Dick White, ' Mrs. Bob Warren and 'Mrs.' Ben Harpole. Mr. and Mrs. James Ross and sons Jimmy and Joe are spending several weeks- here visiting relatives. . .. J. Louis Cherry, Blytheville insurance man, was 'elected to the Board of Directors of the. University of Arkansas .Alumni Association at a meeting of; the organization in Fayetteville Saturday. - '-• .--••• no right to be driving a car. To prove that I wasn't some crank, I even signed my 'name. PJpthinj w> : s done about it. I didn't even receive a courteous reply to my letter. My grandfather' resumed driving. Now a few facts about grandfather: He was so blind • he couldn't read a newspaper without' a: magnifying glass, (this/ in addition to his read' 'ing gla&es!) He boasted that he never signaled for any- 'thing. In fact, when other : "drivers'signaled he would bet on their doing exactly the op-' • posite and would act accordingly, and .he was usually right. His wife used to laugh over the "amusing" incidents Grandfather's poor driving — such as the store owners who reserved special parking places for him, where his 'slam-bang driving wouldn't cause too much damage to the other cars. There were other incidents involving prop• erty damage, knocking over stop signs, fire hydrants, etc. In retrospect, I am thankful • that nothing more serious re• suited from Grandfather's no- torious driving, Now I pray that there are no well-mean• ing "Grandpas" charging thru our town when my children come home from school, ; ' NO NAME, PLEASE • DEAR ABBY:'Please print my letter.' It might keep 'some other girl from making the same mistake 1 made. I went with a boy all semester. The- only place he ever took me was out to park. Ha told me he loved me, and I flipped for him, but when it came, time to ask a girl to the' prom, he asked another ' girl; I felt' so hurt I wanted to die. When my girl friend asked him how come he didn't ask me, he said, "Oh, she's okay for a make-out, but a guy likes to be seen in public with a 'girl he respects." .LEARNED A LESSON Elytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi Page Sis Friday,' June 7, 1968 LllA'5 CCWINS! I TDSEErtEf?.''r-P TO REVIVE Oil? MEMORIES UNPEft THE POOL TABLE// by dick kleiner Kleiner ST. JUWAN'S BAY Malta (NBA) Milton Berle lit up e big cigar and began emnnerating his troubles. "An abscessed tooth," he said. "A cyst on my knee.^And the worst was on the boat." Milton and his wife, Ruth, and their son, Billy, had chartered a boat. .There isn't much to do on Malta, so when he wasn't working in the picture- he's doing Tony Newley's "Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Hunippe and F In d True Happiness?" — the family spent the day on the blue Mediterranean. "We were out one day and I slipped on the deck and fell. I cut my head and I was unconscious. I began sliding off. Just before I went over the side Stubby Kaye and Ruth grabbed my legs. I was almost gone — and you know I can't swim." But there has been one bright spot for Berle. Also in the case of the film is George Jesse). Milton and George have been friends for 45 years, but they've never really worked together before. "This is the closest we've ev, er been," Milton says. It's a good thing they have, each other, and that tyijtpn has his family, Malta doesn't offer much in the way of diversion. George goes swiinrning every morning at'si*, Milton goes out on his boat, at night they talk, "My social life,". Jesse) said, "is limited. The first day here, I got a call from an outfit that called itself Gentleman's Companions. Did I want a girl far dinner, et cetera, et cetera? Yes, I did. "They sent over a lovely Hungarian girl. The next day, the U. S. fleet was in and I introduced her to an admiral and. I never saw her again. "So what I've been doing for female companionship is writing letters to some of my old loves — Sarah Bernhardt, Mata Hari and Mary Queen of Scots." Jessel showed off a big ring, with the Star of David in diamonds. He said it was a gift from Israel's David Ben-Gurion for saving the country. "I kept television out of Israel," h« Slid. "That saved it, you know. Television would have mad« Israel soft." .. Berle says that he and Jessel are not getting a big salary for the film, but that both have an interest in it, Milton thinks the film is offbeat - to. put it .mildly —.;but commercial, . Tony Newley, • the producer- director - writer • composer- star, sgys he'll never do all these jobs on erne film again. It's top much, He thinks, hence- forth, h«'U concentrate en dl' recting. . "Tony's wife, Joan Collins, is costsrring with him. It's her first acting job in some time. "This is my year, '65," she The Doctor Says - by wciyne g. brandstgdt, m.d. - Hate has keen called the most formidable, of all the enW' lions. It is as old as Cain and Abel, That it has a direct effect on your health cannot be denied^ Hate is as destructive as love is creative but, unfortunately, it is in much greater supply. When an infant enters this world, his greatest .need is love, Some philosophers maintain that he learns hatred la- ter as a result of msunting- fpustratioris or careful teaching, others believe that he has an inborn hatred of his surroundings at birth and must learn by slow,-painful stages to control his aggressions and channel them into constructive actions, In any event, hate'is a sign of emotional immaturity. Fear and hate are closely related in that both cause violent - acceleration of the heart beat, diverting the blood from the internal organs to the muscles in preparation for fight or flight and an increase in the rate of breathing and sweating. Sadistic pranks, "practical jokes'," obscene telephone calls and vandalism are all varied e^ pressions of flate. On a wider scale, prejudice directed against minority groups (and who among us does not belong to a minority group of some kind?) is a form of hate that is fostered in the home or grows out of a sense of insecurity. Although it; is not the sole cause of the following, a state of chronic hatred can .eventually lead to a dangerously high blood pressure, tension headaches and peptic ulcers. Some authorities believe, that, In some persons, arthritis can be csped or aggravated b y hate, Having tried.both Ipve and hate, I can say unequivocally thai love is better. Q — What causes .the lung disease called, HammrjBh.? How does it differ from emphysema? What can be done for it? A - I believe you are r»fer« ring to th» Hamman - Rich lyndrpm 6 , 8 condition o£ unknown caus« which is charae- ,teri?ed by (he development of fear tissue, in the lungs, Although scarring is also asse. eiated with emphysema, the chief characteristic of fte letter Is a valvelike ebstruptifln that prevents'th* air''MM llMM lungs and the eonimpnt W' "looning of ttese sae», Drugs »( th« corlispnf type h»V«' »«« helpful in tr)t treatmint ol tlw fays, "In September, Uranus moves' Into "Saturn wid that hasn't happened in 69 years. It's very good for us Geminis, if you believe it, and I do. 89 I'm going back to work. "I had guilt feelings before, feelings that I had to be just a wife and mother. But then I had some thinks about it and I talked to Tony and I decided that a woman is a person anij has to do what she's meant to do. "So from now on, I'll take any part — as long as jt doesn't mean a lO^month location trip." - Jopn .keeps busy on Malta playing poker and Scrabble with the crew. She says she's pretty good at poker. "The other night I won 10 pounds, which was pretty good for a low-stakes game. I taught them high-low which they'd never played before and I'm good at it." WORLD ALMANAC " - The largest wild animal park in the world 15 the Etpsha .Reserve in South West Africa, The World Almanac says. The reserve. has 150,000 animals and encompasses 38,42? square milejtean area more than 30 times the si?e of Rhode WUfti BE ooum: ARRY w."~ . 00. , 19?8-68 Advmlttns Manogcj 3econdrcias's 'postage'pSd »i TJlytneville, Arfc. • Mtmbi.' ol the Associate;; I SUBSCRIPTION BATH. By carrier in the city of Blythfc .»lllo or any aub-^-ban towu" wrier* Carrier spryiPP Is maintained 35c pe| Vee);. sj.po pin montn. . Qjf maU within ft radluc of jfQ Rll|$n. $1,00 pfir yoal. $5.00' for nontha, »3.on for three raonthr nail, «(i;?lfle 5j miles »dlt)t I per year payable In advancf, MV1 subscriptions are not accent* cd In towns nnc) pities where rti* Courier News parrlor serylcs , 19 maintained. "•>« VinSsorlptloM « t payable In advimoti, . fpvt HBUIIMI . for .phottgr»ph» monucrlpt, engrtTinBfl or nrnti .Itft wltb It for nnsRJbTe publication'

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