The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 19, 1966
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A Matter of Viewpoint ' i Although a newspaper does not af- fr5rd the best listening post from which to observe a community's ebb and flow, it does offer some advantages for vie\y- ing community problems. If there is anything to be learned from this business it is that attitudes are a matter of viewpoint. For example, yesterday's editorial page included a letter to the "editor in which a writer implied there •ire no (or practically no) job opportunities for young people in Blytheville .and further that no one gives a particular rip about the situation. This latter attitude is patently unfair to the men who spend hours away from their offices and dollars from .their pockets attempting- to bring more 'jobs to Blytheville (they have seen the , number of industrial jobs increase by 1,200 during the past 12 years). : However, a youngster seeking a job jrjight view 100 jobs a year as too few and too slow. This would be because (1) no one wants a job quite so badly as he who has none; and (2) the critic has never had the opportunity to sell Blytheville's climate against Florida's; Blytheville's appreciation of the arts, against Fayetteville; Blytheville's breath-taking vistas over Asheville, N.C., and Blytheville's labor market as opposed to that in some areas of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, for example. And sometimes there is the task of selling Blytheville's industrial power rate (Which isn't at all bad, by teri the way) in opposition to th« Tennessee Valley Authority (which is even better, by the way). Industrialists in Blytheville are concerned about jobs, too. Only last week, some of them told the Courier News there are not enough bright young men to meet local needs. "We need a boy who averaged B- plus or better in high school," one industrial spokesman said. Of course, the number of people who have this kind of grade average is going to be limited, unless the schools make a mockery of the traditional academic grading system. As for summer jobs, well temporary employment is held in low esteem by employers. Actually, putting extra people into an office or a shop during the summer months sometimes actually slows production. Summer ends with a partially trained employe quitting, causing further adjustments in personnel. The game is not worth the candle. Which leaves area youngsters with their traditinoal dilemma of practically no summertime employment. Their plight is not relieved by the fact that for the second consecutive summer there will be no federal Neighborhood Youth Corps program in the eity, evidently. If there is no NYC here this summer, it will make Blytheville'g record perfect. The federal program has been offered for two years, and we've failed to try to qualify for both. Of OtL Johnson Must Take Stand Apprehension has been growing in business circles over the threat of inflation—and the realization that the longer the administration waits to restrain the boom the more drastic will be the actions it eventually has to take. These worries—compounded by the record levels of interest rates and anxiety over a possible credit crisis—explain the slump in the stock market However, it is not too late to prevent a dangerous situation from getting out of hand- provided the administration acknowledges the real inflationary problem that exists. • Monetary policy already has been used (despite the administration's earlier efforts to hamper its use), and it has had a healthy effect. But it cannot be asked to do the whole job. The present situation clearly calls for fiscal action to back up the monetary measures that have been taken. The administration must brace itself to ask Congress for an additional tax increase of sufficient size to reduce the excess demand building up on the economy. One point for both the administration and Congress to remember: The more they can hold down spending, the less will be required in tax increases. Realistically, one cannot expect major deductions on the expenditure side of the budget, but if the President will review all marginal programs—civilian and military—and propose some cutbacks or postponements, it will go a long way to convince Congress and the nation that he means business. Most important of all, the President and his,chief economic officers must address themselves openly and forthrightly to the problems and pressures now facing the economy. If the administration fails to do this but instead pretends that everyone else is seeing phantoms, it will only impair confidence further.—Business Week. meditations— For he is like one who is inwardly reckoning. "Eat and drink!" He says to you; but his heart is not with you.—Proverbs 23:7. Beautiful thoughts hardly bring us to God until they are acted upon. No one can have a true idea of right until he does it.—William R. Inge, English clergyman. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOBTH (D) It AQ932 ¥86 >K4 + AK964 WEST EAST A107 A84 VAKQJ1093 V754 • J932 410875 *Void *10852 SOurn AAKJ65 ¥2 * AQ6 + QJ73 North-South vulnerable West North East Sooth 1* Fws 2* 4V 4 A Pass '4N.T. Pass 5 * Fasc 6 * Pass Pass Fats Opening lead—VS. One of the world's greatest experts in making the nothing play is our old friend "Hard Luck Joe." Here Joe uses a nothing play to lose a cinch vulnerable slam. West's four heart bid crowded North into a doubtful four spade bid but there was nothing doubtful about the spade slam. It was a laydown except for the combination of a bad luck situation and Joe's nothing play. West might weV have gone to •even hearts. He could not be get more than six tricks and actually would have escaped for only five down. But West had two reasons for not sacrificing •t that point. The firit reason was that, for •11 he knew, on* of Mi opponenti might be void in hearts and go «n to a lay down grand slam. The other wa* that West had, tone hope of beating six spades. !• was void of clubs and if he I Jut |K nil Hrtner tatol the lead there was hope for a profit. West opened the three of hearts. Joe reached over and played dummy's six. East played the seven and Joe played his deuce. There was a long pause at the table. East had not noticed that his seven had held the trick. Eventually, West picked up the cards, turned them over, placed them in front of his part ner and remarked, "You jus won the first trick." East turned the cards over said, "So, I did." Then East thought awhile an< led back a club. West ruffed ant down went Joe. His play of the six spot from dummy was a most unusua nothing play. It only made a difference becausf West held the six top hearts but there was nt reason for ."oe not to play thi eight. This play could not lose The six play did. I Show Beat \ by Dick Kleiner HdLLYffOdD (NBA) Ann-Margret's latest thoughts •b6ut marriage: "I want to be good and sure he'i right before I get married. I don't wan' a string of five or six broken marriages. "At the moment, I don't feel I'm ready for the responsibility of having children." I've always thought thai one of our most exciting young actresses is Madlyn Rhue. She's just as exciting off-scveen, although even her docto. agrees that nature made a mistake in her case. "I think," she says, "that I'm going to become a redhead. Again. My doctor think? it's a good idea. He says I should have been a redhead. And I feel better when I': a redhead." Madlyn is married to Tony Young and, for all I know, this will be news to him. But ed to bt th« goverww for O'Toole's children, and iht wrote this Utter, obviously with • French - English dictionary right beside her. "Sir: "I earnestly ask you to b* comprehensive for this letter. "There. I have enough to lead my small quiet life between daddy and mummy (I love them very much). I shall want to make sometimes of more original. "Also I ask you to reflect well, if it does not miss a governess who will be abl> - to occupy, of all this which irritate th» men, during you film. I promise you to be efficacious. I shall b» able to serve you of driver also. "I must you say that I am curious to see to live an actor, during the evolution of film. "I apply me at you, because you are the only young actor who makes me frankly to laugh Madlyn said it: "I think next,or to weep at the cinena. Re- year is my year to have a fleet well, before to depart for baby. We've been married three years and three months. And I felt the first few years of our life together we should have no your near film. "I do not speak English and I am 17 years old, but I fell me very capable to occupy of you. me logciner we snuuiu nave uv »^»j »,«[*«««. .« m-h-u^j vt ,7««. children. But now I think t h e Please answer me quickly. That time has come." Madlyn, turning to her will not cost you, very much, to help realize a dream, perhapi lYiaulJU, tUlillllg MJ I1C1 *.«- " — T - -—•••« w — —• _»«.., £,„* t r^.f, m reer, deplores what she calls idiot but which turns mt th« * IT t>OESN'T l>0 MLJCU FOR VDU, DEAR.* BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON U.S. Aid Program Hurts VC —But Still Full of 'Bugs' the "tendency to play it safe" on the part of so many movies •nd television shows. "The directors care only about the lights and camera head. "I idealize you, too, perhaps. "I do not find a formula ef politeness which to translate my sentiments, but I dare you to By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) The. American aid man was tired. He'd been in from nine months in Viet Nam for only a few days and was going right back. He was in a hurry to leave Washington. He resented a little having to come back to the United States even for a week or two to help with recruiting. He wanted the new men, all right. But he didn't like to be hauled away from his province. "There's too much that needs doing," he said. "There aren't enough of us. By the time you get out to the field — the provinces — we're spread too thin. "I'd been out there with the Army. I decided I wanted to go back. I believe in what we're doing. "My whole family to involved. My daughter is a nurse in Viet Nam. My son is out there, too. My wife is in Bangkok. You won't see me back here again on WYM* 4 * for a year and a half, I hope. "We're hurting the Viet Cong. A farmer came in the other day and said the VC had been taxing him 90 per cent of his rice crop. They're not making friends that way. "But we have problems, too. "The farmers in my area compalin they're not getting the cheap fertilizer -they've been promised by the government. They say they know the Americans are bringing it in. It's not getting to them. They suspect graft. "What they don't know is that the problem Is inefficiency. The fertilizer has been lying around government warehouses. There was a financial breakdown In the government company and things stood still. Maybe they've got some new money now. "But what do you do to get better officials? A village chief - in charge of three to 12 hamlets —. makes 1,500 piasters ($12). A bar girl can make 10 to 20 times as much." Then there's graft, he said. There are a lot of refugeei. The distribution of food and supplies tempts men who want to skim off some piasters for themselves. The province chief is an honest man. He has started a system he thinks will put a crimp in this food - and - materials- diversion racket. Now, before things go out to the refugees, the province chie; announces what each refugee is going to get. He makes certain the word gets to everyone. Then he sends his own man along to watch the distribution But what he's counting on is that if a refugee doesn't get what he's been told he's supposed to get, he'll complain. This province chief doesn'l stop there. Over the radio, he asks the villagers and townspeople to write him anonymous letters if they've been unl fully taxed or if they know officials who divert fertilizer or other goods to their own profit He hasn't caught any big fish yet. But it's bringing some results. angles," she says. "So the ac-! ask to kiss your two small girls " • for me. I find them very pleas- tors are on their own. Under those conditions, you can't experiment. So you play it safe, play it straight. And the results show it." When I was in Paris, I made a copy of a letter Peter O'Too' who is shooting "The Night of the Generals" there, got from a young French girl. She want- Sa\>S •/ By Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Q— You once wrote that foods which have a high purine content should not be taken by persons with gout. What are these foods? Can Benemid be taken daily for an indefinite per- High purine foods in- iod? A elude such glandular cuts sweetbreads, liver and kidneys, bouillon or consomme made with meat extract, anchovies and sardines. If you are taking probenecid (B e n « m i d) you should be able to tolerate moderate amounts of even these foods. This drug is of no value in relieving an acute attack of gouty arthritis but, when taken regularly for several months, it will jrevent such attacks. Since the Ireatment must necessarily be for an indefinite period your doctor should regulate the dosage to fit you personal need. Q - My father, 75, has had gouty arthritis for 30 years. He iried taking Indocin but could not tolerate it. Would colchicine or Benemid be harmful for him? A — Indomethacln (Indocin) relieves the pain of acture attacks of rheumatoid and gouty irthritis but it may irritate the llgestive tract and cause peptic ulcer or ulceratlve eolitii. Col- hicine, an old standby in the leatment of gout, ha* the same Isadvantage. Probeneid or Anturane) taken hould control th« sulfinpyrazone regularly attacks in Urn*. DM taller to inuaty: tol- erated very well. Q — I have been taking Ben- emid daily for 18 months. If I keep on taking it, is there any danger of developing kidney stones? A — Kidney stones are a common complication of gout. Any drug that helps you to control this disease will lessen the chances of your developing these stones, but if your kidney function was impaired before you started treatment you should not take probenecid. Q — Which fats should be avoided to prevent hardening of the arteries? A — Avoid the so-called iat- urated fats. In place of butter eat margarine, but in moderation. Take skim milk, buttermilk and cottage cheese in preference to sweet or sour cream, ice cream, whipped crea mand cram cheese. When you eat red meat, fowl and fish you should trim off the fat. Gravies, soups and stews should be placed in the refrigerator so that the fat will harden. It c*n then be easily removed. Us* vegetable oil* In cooking in preference to lard, bacon drippings and suet. Pleas* Mnd your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brantfatatft, M. D., In car* of this paper. While Dr. Brand- itadt cannot aniwer individual Mien he will answer letters of general interest in future col- GREEK ROCKETS ATHEN, Greece (AP) Greece will enter the rockel field on May 10, firing nine arkas and centaur type rockets to photograph an eclipse of the sun. The rockets, expected to reach a height of 140 kilometers will be fired either from the island of Karystos or from a ship lying off the island. Cricket sound* an affected by temperature. The North American inowy tree cricket ia popularly known as the "thermometer cricket* A listener can deter* mine th* approximate temperature by counting th* chins sounded in 15 •acpnda and than adding 40. In th* Orient, male criekeU an caged for their aongf and in China cricket fighting has been a sport for 1,000 years. 75 Years Ago -In Blythevillo Handicapped by the lack of proper training facilities and the smallest squad in recent years, Blytheville High School's track team made a poor,showing in the third annual Arkansas State invitational track meet yesterday finishing 16th in the 20-team field. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Talbott arrived today from Bethesda, Md., to visit her sister, Mrs. E. R. Mason, and Mr. Mason. Mrs. Beulah Dukes of Louisville, Ky. is spending this week with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Langston. Miss Katherine Martin, a student at the University of Arkansas, is the weekend guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Martin. Miss Vera Goodrich and Mrs. Kendall Berry are spending the weekend in Jackson, Miss. ing with their glassei all around." Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington recently was designated as a National Historic Site. Blytheville (Art.i courier Newa Pages Tuesday, April 19, 1986 VHE BLYTREVIt.1.B COURIER NEWS FHE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. HA1NES, PUBLISHER FURRY A. HAINES Aislslaat PubUibur-Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Minager Sole National AdTenlsiDf Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New York, "'llcago, Ditrolt. Atlanta, Memphla BeeoDd-clasi poitaga paid at BivthevlUe. Ark. Member of th« Anoc'ated Prtu SUBSCRIPTION RATES 87 carrier In the clt? of Birth*Title or an; suburban town when carrier service is maintained 35e pat week. S1.50 per month. 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