Ruww -wiwts The National Mind The human personality has a positive genius for equating those things which are unpleasant with those things which it dislikes and distrusts. No better example is at hand than the rationale on the Robert F. Kennedy murder which holds the United States Supreme Court responsible for this misdeed. It is the Supreme Court, after all, which has encouraged the violation of laws for so long and you just shouldn't be surprised, now should you, that the Supreme Court now has led our nation to murder? This overlooks the fact that even as this idea was being promulgated, the United States Supreme Court was strengthening the hand of the nation's police by upholding their rights of arrest in and on the open streets. '* Last week from Congressman E. C. Gainings' office came a puzzling- news letter which was headed, "Law and Order vs. Riots, Peace Marches, and the War on Poverty." The implication is clear: one may favor law and order or one may stand on the side of the War on Poverty but one, obviously, must make a choice. The good Congressman's letter fails to make any real points to the effect that the War on Poverty is a contributing factor to rioting . . .or for that matter, it fails to connect peace marches with law and order, or the absence thereof. The point is not to disagree with Congressman Gathings' monograph on America. It is to disagree with decisions, no matter how correct they may or may not be, which are arrived at through faulty chain-of-fools reasoning. Certainly, let's face it, many people don't like the Supreme Court and they don't like it because it opened America's school and business doors to all Americans, especially to Negroes. Okay. It is honest to admit this. It is dishonest and self-deceiving to attempt to go one up on the Supreme Court by suggesting it is responsible for murder. If we must dislike the Supreme Court, then we must dislike it. But not for the wrong reasons. Certainly, many so-called "peace marchers" are distasteful people. We may abhor them simply on that ground. It is not necessary that they be accused of things they are incapable of. In short, let Amercians begin thinking with the same good judgment they have used in the exercise of their considerable business talents. This is a sophisticated nation. When its processes of dialogue approach this degree of sophistication then it will have a healthier national mind. To Young to . A funny thing happened out at Nevada Boys State last week. The editor of the Boys State newspaper reasoned that since gambling was legal in Nevada, delegates to Boys State should be allowed to gamble, too. Well, at that, this beats the Arkansas philosophy of other years: Since gambling ; j illegal, adults may gamble in Hot Springs and selected places and children may not. o/ We're Recreationally Deprived The Bootheel area is in serious need of addilional recrealional areas and parks to meet the growing desire of residents for more and more outdoor living. This area has long lacked the kind of recreational spots that have been developed in other parls of the state and for population segments much smaller than the Bootheel's. Not only are parks and recreational spols needed to meet the demands of citizens, they are needed to make this area more attractive for new industry, new commercial development and new population growth. The state of Missouri, recognizing this desire on the part of all citizens for additional outdoor-living areas hat developed the State Inter-Agency Council for Outdoor Recreation, made up of ths heads of 13 slat* igeuciaif. to blip communities snd areas such as the Bootheel develop new parks and recreational spots. The federal government, too, is assisting in this program, and grants for up to one-half the cost of land acquisition, are available with a little patience, hard work and determination on the part of local citizens. We are hopeful that some agency, organization or group of organizations in the Bootheel can begin to move into this void and develop some badly-needed facilities. Most certainly such a project would receive enthusiastic backing from recreationally-deprived citizens in this area. Let's begin to think how we can meet the needs of citizens in this- area through the development of an outstanding park and recreational area. Such a project deserves high priority in the Bootheel.—Daily Dunk- Un Democrat (KenneU, Mo.) Husband's Jog Pal Too Fast for Her? DEAR ABBY: This woman my husband jogs with is beginning to worry me. She isn't even a neighbor. She drives five miles every morning (and at 7 o'clock!) just to jog with my husband. Don't tell me to jog with them. I'm no jogger. Do you think I have anything to worry about? JOGGER'S WIFE DEAR WIFE: Not as long as tbey keep jagging. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 13 years, and our problem is his brother who .lives in another state. Every summer this brother (single) comes to "visit" us for a whole month. We do not invite him, and he doesn't ask if it's okay for him to come. He has his moth er write and teil iis when to expect him. My husband and I would like to put an end to his visits because we don't enjoy his company that much. In fact, he is a real pain in the neck. We're afraid if we don't d» it right his mother and the rest of the family will think we are inhospitable. One year when we were expecting our oldest daughter and her new-born baby, we wrote and told him we couldnt have him at that time, but he came anyway and just sat around to be cooked for and waited on. Can you help us? NO NAME, PLEASE DEAR NO: YES! Write and tell him that it is not convenient for you to have him THIS SUMMER. It may seem cold and inhospitable, but feeling as you do it's better than having a "guest" of his description sitting around for a month. DEAR ABBY: I just read something in your column that hit me close to home. 'You said, "If parents want to be noble and stay together because of the kids, they should be a little more noble and not let the kids know it. It makes them feel guilty." Abby, parents whs stay together because of the kids can't hide it. The kids know something is wrong. You see, our parents had this crazy 75 Years Age —In B/ythevi/fe A new high and the year'* highest low constituted the latest chapter in the weather proceedings in Blytheville as th« weather man's thermometer scaled the mercury to 103 degrees and then couldn't fall lower than 82 degrees. Invitations for bids on construction of two buildings of BIytheville's reactivated air base will start being issued June 26 and work is to start by August 10, it was announced by the Corp of Engineers in Little Rock today. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ellis Jr.. and Mr.'and Mrs. Frank Seay are spending several days in Biloxi. Louis Isaacs left yesterday for New York City where his will attend the Kiwanis International Convention. idea that they owed it to us to put up a front, I guess you would call It, and stay togeh- er unil w« were grown. W« knew they didn't really lov* each other. Well, 4 years age they got the divorce they should have gotten long before. Since then, we have all been much happier. We spend time with both our parents. Dad is remarried and is very happy. Mom is going with someone and it looks serious. If they had waited until we were all grown it might have been too late for them to build another life for themselves. I am 18 and a freshman in college, and the two younger ones are in high and junior high. I can't speak for all kids, but I know this way is better for us. Parents shouldn't feel that they have to sacrifice their own happiness for their kids. HAPPIER NOW DEAR ABBY: That woman who complained because she got an electric dishwasher fof Mother's day really got my goat. I don't hav« one and I'm not complaining becaust I hav* two good strong hands with which to wash my dishes. That's more than I can say for sister who is so crippled with arthritis sh« can hardly bend her fingers, poor dear soul. NO COMPLAINTS Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., S0069 and enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How To Have A Lovely Wadding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. , BlytbevUle (Ark.) Courier Page Six Monday, June 17,1968 WELUSOLONS, ROY... I'M OFF TO CAMPJ TH0 "/EAR I'M IN CHARGE OF A TENT... I'M ALMOST LIKE A I LOVE 60M<5 TO CAMP. FOR A 6IRL LIKE ME, IT'S THE NEXT BEST THIN6 TO BBN6 IN TH£ INFANTS '. Show/beat by dick kleiner Kleiner J LONDON (NBA) Most of "Otey" is being shot on locations around London. T..is will give this film - the first production of Harry Cohn's nephew, Bruce Cohn Curtis a realistic flavor. They were shooting in front of the .wilding in Acton, in West London, where residents of that area go for their driving tests. All the kids in the area had gathered in Bromyard Avenue to watch the fun. '•Is this an X film?" the kids asked. X films are those which children are not permitted to see. "No, you can see it," the film people answered. "Do you think you will?" "If my mum gives me the money," one boy replied. Dick Clement, the director, had taken his own driving test right there. He had applied for a scooter license and the inspector told him to drive around the block — "and somewhere I'll pop out and you'll have to show me an emergency stop." So Dick got on his scooter and drove around the block, but the inspector never popped out. It turned out he had popped out — in front of some innocent scooter. Bruce Cohn Curtis is understandably excited about this picture. Although born to the purple, he had come up through the ranks — working on many television shows in Hollywood. Now, at 25, he had put together "Otley" and had gotten Torn Courtenay and Romy Schneider as his stars. "I will go back to Hollywood" he says. "I have to — it's my heritage. But I want to do :'t the right way. I've bought a western and hope I'll be ready to do it in California sometime in '63." It's obvious that he is working hard on "Otley." He's around the set continually and all the old pros seem to have a great respect for his opinion, and for him as a person. Between takes, they woud gather around him and talk, sipping tea and nibbling bacon sandwiches. During one of these sessions, the soundman adjusted a radio microphone -aTO ii.nd Courts nay'i neck. Radio mikes, thi soundman said, are tricky. He told how the previous day he had them on two actors. One was wearing a woolen tie and that was O.K., but the other had on a silk tie and the silk rubbing over the mike made an intolerably scratchy noise. "Even hairy chests make The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - Q — I have a hernia in the groin. Can it be cured with drugs? A — No. Surgical repair is the only cure. Q — My doctor told me six months ago I had an inguinal hernia. I had my uterus removed four months ago and I feel fine except for mild pains in the rupture. Should.! have it repaired now or later? A — Because there is always some danger that the intestinal loop in your hernia will become strangulated (prevented from slipping back into your abdominal cavity) it is best not to delay the operation. Q — My brother-in-law has a big double hernia. Could this cause pains in his left foot? A — I would suspect some Other cause than the hernias. Q — I had a groin hernia repaired 10 weeks ago. Why does the incision still hurt so * 1MI ty HI*, '«• "NO-NO-rMW V«A» « 'Militant BOBvWtflf/ not 'vlotort nonmititant'/" Brandsfedt bad? What will make the pain go away? A — The pain in an incision normally clears up after three or four days. When it doesn't, one must suspect (1) inflammation due to a foreign body reaction or infection, (2) undue pressure from within, or (4) interference with the local bload supply. The cause should bs found and eliminated. Q — Are hernias hereditary? My cousin says his brother and four of his children had to be operated on for this. A — Hernias of all types are tery common. They are caused • by a weakness in the abdominal wall (groin, navel or diaphragm) which may well be inherited although I know of no study that would support this Idea. Q — I know a woman, «S, who has a large umbilical hernia. Her doctor says he cannot operate because she is So obese. It will take several months for her to reduce. Will she need some sort of truss or support until she can be operated en? A — This type of hernia is rare in adults. When it occurs it should be repaired surgically. It is desirable, but not necessary, for the victim to lose weight first. This can be done rapidly by going on a complete fast (nothing by mouth but water) in the hospital for a couple of weeks. Q — I have had a wen on the back of my head for years. Should t have it removed? Would this be much of an operation? A - If it doesn't bother you In any way, I would leave it alone. If it gets in yeur way or becomei infected, it should b« removed. This js a minor sper- •tioft. noise," the soundman said, "Sean Connery has the worst. He has wiry hair on his chest and we just can't use a radio mike on him." Courtenay is excited about "Otley," too, because it is a comedy and, heretofore, he's been categorized as a very dramatic actor. He welcomes the change of pace. "I love comedy," Courtenay gays. "And I must give, ths credit to Bruce Curtis for seeing, me in thjs part. Nobody else ever thought of me for a comedy film. In August, Courtenay will play "Hamlet" # the Edinburgh Festival. He'li do nothing between the end ef "Otley" and that major venture. "I'll just keep the time clear," he says. "And I'm not talking about 'Hamlet' very much. I think it's a mistake! for an actor to advertise it when he tries something big like that." THE BIFTHETCLia COURJEE NEWb THE COURIER NEWS CO. HAKRY W. HA1NES, 1928-88 HARRY A. 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