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The Lousy No-Leftist Press ' Pre-Easter weekend traffic in '•downtown Blytheville attested to the tfact that downtown business here is not 'in any way sick. The shopping centers '•re here and more are coming, but any .'announcement of downtown's denoue- : ment woud be premature. •' With those niceties out of the way •then, let's take a look at the unplea- Vantness which is hurting downtown Inow and will hurt it even more if not "alleviated. Although it's true that in the great did American tradition of freedom, no "one wants to tell folks what they can and can not do, still it is none the less :true that crowds such as those which are made up of downtown shoppers be,come mobs if some controls aren't exercised in moving them about. : - We'll, really there was no mobism •in the streets over the past weekend, but there .was destressing lack of_ control and orderly movement at times. '.For example, one motorist was in the ".block between Walnut and Main for "four light changes. He finally made it across Main by speeding through on a 'yellow light as the device was making its fifth change. Traffic waa backed up from Main to beyond the Walnut- Second intersection to the north and from Main to Ash to the south. One hour later the situation was the sani* Cause of this congestion is the left turn privilege for Second Street CAM going into Main and the fact that few drivers really have mastered the task of making a left turn at a busy intersection, waiting in a right-hand lane position well back of the intersection instead of waitnig in a left hand position in mid-intersection. This is one of the Main Street hot spots which first were designated as no left turn entries to Main. Later, the no left turn admonitions were taken down and traffic was permitted to seek its own course. If downtown streets are to serve downtown, they must move traffic. Blytheville is facing the time when it must come to grips with downtown problems (including such startling innovations as blocks of no parking and streets which carry traffic only one way). Of Cry A Little And Enjoy Yourself The-link between emotional health and -physical health has been extended to lung can- 'cer. The repbrt was published by Dr. David •M. Kissen, head of the psychosomatic research Tunit at Glasgow University, Scotland. He saia •hundreds of cases showed "a significant relationship" between death rates from lung canter and the outlet for emotional discharge. : - Those with a poor outlet—such as persons .who show no sign of deep grief or frustration •—had a yearly lung cancer death rate of 270 "per 100,000. The rate among those with a '.moderate outlet was 112, and among those V'th a good outlet only 59. ; Dr. Kissen found the same differences "at all levels of cigaret smoking and among non- Tsmokers as well as among pipe smokers." Put another way, his report added, "those with poor outlet for emotional discharge appear ta have more than four and a half times mortality rate for lung cancre compared with those with a good outlet." His findings should . encourage more research on this point. They may help account for the fact that lung cancer is more frequent among men than among women. Most men are drilled from boyhood in keeping a straight face, no matter how they feel. Weeping i* considered womanish. The Scottish doctor's conclusions suggest that men as well as women shouldn't bottle up grief or anger. Maybe we'd all be better off in many ways if we would shed a few tears when we're sad or sound off when we're mad- within reason, of course. — Miami .(Fla.) Herald. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner g/OSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Dirksen's Reapportionment nent Is Nearly Dead To Err Is Human .' It seems newspapers everywhere have the same troubles including those up in Canada. It must be so because the Regina (Sask.j Commonwealth recently came out with this bit of philosophy: * * * "When a Plumber makes a mistakes he THANKS to modern science and technology, • there now is a sure way of breaking into the .movies. You rob a bank.—Atlanta Constitution. , ONE of the tricks of the trade modern educators may have overlooked is the fact that almost any child would learn to write sooner ".If allowed to do his homework onw et cement. I—Columbis (Wis.) Journal-Republican. Charges twice for it. When a Lawyer makes a mistake he has a chance to try his case again. When a Judge makes a mistake it still becomes the law of the land. When a Preacher makes a mistake nobody knows the difference. But when a Printer makes a mistake that's unforgivable !"-Plainview (Tex.) Daily Herald. ALL great men fit one universal pattern. They aspired to many things but greatness. -Matador (Tex.) Tribune. SOME scientists want to dye wild polar bears so they can trace their movements from the air because "we know very little about polar bears." They'll find out a lot, we'll bet, when they start trying to dye them.-New Orleans Times-Picayune. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 11 4985 »Q3 4KQJ543 *J6 WEST EAST 4Q10732 AA4 VA96 ¥ 108548 • 862 «>A 4,93 +108542 SOUTH <D> AKJ6 VKJ7 • 1097 + AKQ7 Both vulnerable Wot North EM* Sooth 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening le»4—A-3. club lead. Should the ten spot return be read as a suit preference call for a heart? Suppose West had started with only four spades. He would have ted to play the ten back since otherwise dumy's nine could hold the trick. On the other hand if West had started with only four spades, South would surely have played Last week's columns wound up with some hands showing the use of the suit preference. We .will continue with another hand from "Bid Better, Play Better" that illustrates the use of tins valuable but much abused convention. • West opens the three of spades against South's three no-trump contract. East takes his ace •and returns the suit. Declarer's lack loses to West's queen. West leads back the ten spot and South is in with the tog. He leads a diamond. East li back •in the lead with the ace of diamonds and has to decide between • club lead and t heart lead. As you can see, with a cluo return South makes an over- 'trick. With a heart return he it •Awn two. ' if West had returned the ;«J*juce of spades it would have •been easy for East to read it as « tuit pnferenca request for a the king of spades, not the jack at trick two. That is, South would surely have played the king if he were a good player. Sometimes it is harder to operate against a bad player than against a good one but we assume everyone is a good player unless otherwise noted. So good player East assumes that good player South started with only three spades and that good player West led the ten of spades as a suit preference signal, and leads a heart. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) The Dirksen amendment, aimed at modifying the Supreme Court's one-man, one-vote state reapportionment rule, may well be in its dying phase. Realistic nose-counters say the measure is unlikely to muster any more support in the Senate than it drew last summer, when it fell seven votes short of the two-thirds needed for a constitutional amendment. If the author and chief sponsor, Republican Senate leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois, holds majority leader Mike Mansfield to his agreement, the proposal could come up for de>ate soon after the Senate's Caster recess. Adversaries of the amendment say they welcome an ear- y vote and will not filibuster. Mrksen forces suggest debate might last no more than three lays. Contrary to published account, Dirksen has no plan to libera- ize his proposal further in hope of attracting suficient additional votes to put it across. The belief .is that any such move would not in fact win converts but would instead repe some present supporters anc e IM «/ NI», w. "Wouldn't it 6e GREAT to build a fencitt ptoct then th» reduce the amendment to an empty shell only faintly symbolic of the senator's original intent. Dirksen already has modified the measure several times without crucial benefit. To soften it again would smack of the absurd. In the light of onrushing «vents outside the Senate, the whole effort seems, anyway, like a charade in space. By election time this November, probably 42 or 43 of the 50 states will have seen their state legislatures either permanently or temporarily reapportioned in both houses in accord with the one-man, one-vote rule. Right now, 14 states already have sitting legislative bodies thus apportioned. Another 27 states appear certain to elect their legislatures on the one- man, one-vote principle this autumn. Minnesota is definitely destined to join this list, and Missouri, where House apportionment is still before a commission, might also do so. Of the remaining seven states, four are under court order to change their legislatures and are taking action but need not meet a 1966 election deadline. Two are merely at the court- challenge stage and one, Maine, plans to submit a constitutional amendment altering Senate apportionment to the voters. By December, then, at least 42 states will have one-man, one-vote plans in operating effect. Dirksen's amendment, if somehow it got the necessary two-thirds support in Congress, would have to be ratified by 38 legislatures. It is difficult to imagine that dozens of legislatures newly weighted toward city- suburb representation would approve an amendment which might open the way to restoration of the old rural domination. The evidence suggests that the Dirksen forces are playing out a fragile, soon-to-be-shattered illusion. They are taking comfort from a volumn of mail much larger than in 195, stirred apparently by the activities of a "grass roots" pro-amendment lobby called the Committee for • Government of the People. The human and financial sinews of that committee are supplied by business and farm groups which fear the taxing, spending and regulating programs to be expected from urban-oriented state legislatures. But their battle which Everett Dirksen has made his own, probably was lost long ago, This is the age of big urban numbers and in this test they have already told. LONDON (NBA) - Fraricoii Truffaut only uses two English words — "action" and "cut," which he pronounces as though It rhymed with "root." Those wordi appear to be enough, for he is the director of "Fahrenheit 451," which is being filmed here in English, with an English crew. The spectacle of a French-speaking director handling an English-language film is an interesting one. Truffaut sayt (through his assistant and interpreter, Helen Scott) that his lack of English fa no handicap. They were shooting a scene on location, in and around a new housing development called Edgcumbe Park in the suburban London town of Crowthorne. Here, on gently curving streets, an architect has designed homes with very modern exteriors, making it Ideal for this futuristic drama. The film stars Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. Werner plays a fireman — in this society, a fireman's job is to set things (like books) on fire, rather than put fires out — and he supposedly lives on this street. This is a climatic scene, when Werner's fire truck rolls up to the house and he is ordered to burn his own books. The fire engine, a dazzling modern affair (which will be taken on a promotional tour of the United . States soon) has attracted a large audience of Edgcumbe Park housewives and children. Sintce there are no cars in the society with which "Fahrenheit 451" deals, the house's driveway has been covered with lawn, and the garage door has been walled over. "Wouldn't it be funny," one of the spectators says, "if he came beetling home and couldn't find his driveway?" Truffault, in a gray leather cap, black overcoat and blue scarf knotted carelessly around his neck, rattled off instructions in French. The technicians moved the camera and the lights, so apparently they understood him. . . And yet the company Is typically English. During the lunch break the men kick a soccer ball around. At four there is a tea break, with cookies and Jam tarts and Cornish pastries (a cold meat pie) in profusion. "Don't cry," a mother said to her small ion, whose lower lip was quivering, "you can't have the fire engine. Besides, it would be too big to fit into our garage." Truffaunt says he wanted to do a movie in English for two reasons. First, he hopes eventually to direct in Hollywood and he looks on this as a necessary first step. And, secondly, he is a firm believer in the current internationalism of the film industry, There is a third reason - th« limitations Of the French eina- ma industry. "Because of the competition of television in France," he says, French movies today cannot be big. They must be small and inexpensive. I have long wanted to make a movie out of this book by Ray Bradbury. But It has to be big and expensive movie. This I cannot do in France. I had to make it somewhere else." He is glad that he Is helping break down some more international barriers. He feels that the limitations of language will gradually disappear. "Look today," he says, "at the fact that there are three international stars — Bai-dot, Belmondo and Mastrolanni — who have become international-stars although they cannot speak any language but their own. To me, that is a very good thing." Blytheville (Ark. > Courier Newi Page 6 Monday, April 11, 1966 Written tot Newspaper Enterprise Association jbout a rapid improvement he may have to have psychiatric lelp. A mother asks the meaning of |tected from injury to the cyst "spina bifida." This birth defect until about the age of 3 or when - ainin is comlete. Then, . s fairly common and is the re- suit of a failure of the bones toilet training is complete. Then as a further protection, the de- su o a au forming the spinal canal to j feet can be reparied surgically. close at some point in the verte- Some authorities believe that . the front of the bone (often fatal) or in the sral column. The seriousness of this condition varies widely. It depends on .(1) whether the failure is in canal back, (2) how high in the vertebral column the defect is (generally speaking, the lower the better), (S) whether the cystic outpouch- ing it large or small, (4) whether it contains part of the spinal cord (often fatal) or only spinal fluid, and (5) whether the out- pouching is covered by a thin membrane (often fatal) or by a full thickness of skin. In nome infanta the defect it to slight it is found only by accident when an X ray of the spine is taken far some other condition. Such i handicap at all. defect is no On the other hand a child with a knot, wall • covered with shin and the alia of a han't egg or even larger that protrudes from the lower portion of the back, will usually develop normally. aluJd nMdi to b* pro- if a woman gets sufficient vita min-B throughout her pregnancy there is little chance of this type of developmental defect occurring. This is especially true of women who have morning sickness with their pregnancy because vomiting depletes their supply of this vitamin. Q — My grandson is in first grade. He loves school but his teacher reports that if she looks at him he cries. His mother took him to school one day and when she left the room he cried. What could cause this? A -It ia possible that too much has been expected of this boy and that his fear of not doing well has gotten him down. He may need a more relaxed home atmosphere. His self-confidence must be built up by giving him tasks thai he is able to accomplish and praising his succws. Taskt that are beyond Ms present stage of development should be avoided and his failures passed off in a casual nwDV, « tHii 4oMB'i brioi Tha gumbo—of chicken gumbo *oup fame—Is a herbaceous, hairy, annual plant. Because of the large amount at mucilage it contain* gumbo is «xt«ntivaly used tor thickening broth* and toups. In upperJndia, it i« need for clarifying sugar. In Africa, however, gumbo has a totally different uw. The seeds are worn as beads. The best-perfumed aeedt «« »I»rt« ta coma from yat anothae part*%"• wok Martin- fque. 75 Years Ago —In B/yfhcw//e Continuation of the work of th Sen. J. W. Fulbright's Re- nstruction Finance Corpora- vestigation and the Kefauver rime Committee were urged day by Rep. E. C. Gathings West Memphis in his weekly wsletter. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker . have returned from Little ock where Mr. Walker attend- the convention of the Asso- ational Mechanical Contrac- rs at the Hotel LaFayette. Miss Nema Burks and John jrry Hollingsworth were united marriage in a 3:30 ceremony j April 7 at the First Metho- st Church by the Rev. Roy agley. Mr. and Mrs. Rosco Crafton ave returned from Little Rock nd Conway where they have isited relatives. THE Bl/YTHEVTl,t,« COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. RAINES. PUBLISHES HARKT A. HAINES Assistant Publishrr-Editof PAUL D. 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