The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 25, 1966
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Encroaching Ugliness • Those factors which make Blytheville a great and good place are many and need no particular elucidation in this space. The number of organizations which are working (and have Jieen working for numberless years) is so great as to defy listing. These good organizations have lent their talents to improve every facet of civic life, even unto (or especially unto) beautification. City Beautiful Commission is the most noteworthy example of an organization dedicated to enhancing the esthetic values of the city. Through the combined efforts of CBC and Ely theville Development Council (with vital Urban Renewal and city aid) Founders Park well may blossom into one of Arkansas' beauty spots. Of course, this is the most glamorous, most exciting of examples. There are others. However meet it is that City Beautiful and Blytheville Development Council work on beautification, it is apparent that no one really cares about preventing encroaching ugliness. To preserve beauty is noble; to frustrate unseemliness is even more heroic, how. ever. In short, Blytheville is taking 6s a junky appearance. This la not to imply that automotive junk yards (and they've taken their share of whipping*, now, haven't they?) are the sole c&ust of this particular civic affliction. There are businesses which store junk openly. They put it on lots. They pile it high. It is junk of all sorts. Junk lumber, junk appliances, junk junk. Some cities don't stand for it, you know. They adopt ordinances which regulate these things. Those business places which simply must pile junk in open space are required to erect screens to hide this from public view. This is to suggest that City Beautiful and Blytheville Development Council have the interest and the sinew to bring this to the attention of City Council, which might be amenable to the idea were it properly presented ... and CBC and BDC can do this Job prop. erly. Pine Bluff recently passed such an ordinance. Memphis evidently has these laws. Arkansas Municipal League and the Arkansas Planning Commission doubtless could offer advice. x Mea Culpa!' Several callers to this office last week pointedly observed that while the north side street improvement district had spent not a sous for paving, it had spent money for advertising. It should be noted that the editor of this newspaper is a member of the committee which sought to guide the north side paving effort. Touche'. Mayor Jimmie Edwards would not sell furniture to the city. Councilman P. D. Foster would not sell agricultural chemicals to the city. Councilman Denny Wilson would not sell insurance to the city. County Judge A. A. Banks would not sell cotton and soybeans to the county. And the Courier isn't selling advertising to a paving district which is being organized by its editor. For the record then: (1) No charge will be made for this advertising; and (2) The editor has tendered his resignation as a member of the committee. Actually, we've never favored newspapermen taking up public and quasi- public roles in the community because of the many opportunities for conflict of interest. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner LEAK BIOSSAT 4M> CROMUY IN WASHINGTON GOP Bemoans the 'Support' Of Purse Pinching Businessmen Of Why , The Air Force? Pity the poor Air Force. When someone sights an unexplained something in the sky, it automatically becomes an Unidentified Flying Object. It has never been explained why these objects, when labeled Undentilied Flying Objects, become suddenly sinister with mysterious connotations. - That's where the Air Force comes in. Everybody demands an explanation from the Air Force. Why the Air Force? Why doesn't the public flood the Coast Guard with telephone calls and inquiries? Some of the questions could be directed to Boy Scout headquarters. The Air Force has tried to give plausible answers. The trouble is the public doesn't want plausible answers. It doesn't want swamp gas; it wants Flying Saucers, So the poor Air Force is berated, downgraded and unbraided. Maybe the Air Force has a whole hangar full of Flying Saucers, and wants to keep it a secret by telling about swamp gases. . But the public isn't buying it. And what if these UFOs are REALLY Flying Saucers from 90 light years away? The Air Force wouldn't know any more about them than the National Guard. But when it denies all knowledge of UFOs, the public adopts a knowing leer. Yes sir, somebody's making Flying Saucers in somebody's barn and everybody knows it except the Air Force.—Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. IT is hardly coincidence that man's best friend can't talk.—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. OUR own private idea of what happened to cut short the space venture: The authorities feared the craft would hit the debt ceiling.— Knoxville News-Sentinel. JACOBY ON BRIDGE AQJ VAQ85 4 Void 4KJ109843 \SEST (B) EAST A109653 AAK3742 VKJ1032 *9 484 4963 SOUTH A Void V764 4AKQJ10753 *65 North-South vulneraMe West North East South • Pass 1* 1* 2» 4 A Pass Pass 5* Pass Pass 5A 6* Pass Pass Pass ; Opening lead— V 3* Sherlock Holmes was making one of his rare appearances at" the card table. He sat West with Dr. Watson right behind him to watch the great detective at work. Holmes opened the jack of hearts against the diamond slam. South finessed dummy's queen and ruffed a spade to get to his hand. He played several rounds of trumps before lead- Ing a club. Holmes took his ace and led the king of hearts to knock out the ace. The two heart leads had, destr oyed South's re-entry to dummy and he had to go down one. '. "Marvelous, marvelous! gasped Watson. The second marvelous showed doubled awe for the master's genius. ^"Elementary, my dear Wat- •pn," said Holmes. "It was a ilmple matter for me to deduc* ffiat South wim't bidding six diamonds without some expecta- flbn of making it. That meant IN would IN void of igidei. In any event I did not risk much by my heart lead. I felt sure that I could get in with the ace of clubs and would still have time to lead a spade if necessary." "Doesn't Scotland Yard get any credit for my five-spade bid that pushed them to the slam?" asked Inspector Lestrade who sat East. MEN consider a 50-mile hike as training in physical fitness. Women call it shopping.— Dawson County (Ga.) Advertiser. "A great deal of credit," replied Holmes. "As a matter of fact, when I passed to five diamonds I had an entirely different defense worked out. My plan was to open the ace of clubs and lead a spade to you whereupon you could lead back a club for me to ruff. Then, your five spades and South's six-diamond bid caused me to believe that South was void of spades and to deduce that a heart lead was the winning defense against six." By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Corespondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Some Republican professionals are bemoaning the fact the GOP wears the "business party" label but gets something less than full benefit from its ties with businessmen. Basically, this is not a complaint over President Johnson's wooing of many business leaders to tbe pastures of consensus. It is of longer standing, and yet it is also quite current. la some measure it has to do with money. A good many businessmen's golden promises of campaign cash turn out to have a core of lead. Infuriated over the performance of some liberal Democrat, they often talk a big game. But at collection time they reach for the petty cash drawer. There is, however, a g o o d deal more to the story. What really galls party professionals is the constant, widespread evidence that all too many business men, from the top down at least to middle echelons, lack any real grasp of what politics is all about. Ona seasoned political figure comments: "Their lack of political knowledge and sophistication is incredible ... appalling." Says another: "Where politics is concerned, a lot of them are just plain dumb." It is a little stunning for some politicians to hear high - paid business executives ask, as some some have done, how many U.S. congressmen are up for re-election this year. All congressmen, of course, run every two years. The gripes over businessmen's ignorance of politics come from all sectors of the party. In 1964, a key Goldwater lieutenant, laboring hard for his boss, volunteered his staggering disappoint- go at abolishing Washington" before they turn in their suits. Aside from the dollar waste, professionals view this tendency as wildly impractical and having no place in sensible national politics. Among those businessmen who stay closer to the party reservation, many are being faulted for the unimaginative monotony of their antigovernment reactions. Their sing - song utterances have nearly destroyed their credibility in the political - idea market place. The painstaking HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Maybe you didn't realize that when S-Sgt. Barry Sadler was singing "The Ballad of the Green Berets," what he meant was long green. He was in Hollywood to do the Hollywood Palace show. He's still in service, with a year to go. After that, he said, he might try show business — "I'll try and make a buck." "I'll give show business a whirl," Sadler said. "But, if it doesn't work, I've made enough on this one song so I don't have to worry for awhile." He isn't kidding. I'm told he has pocketed a cool $500,000 so far. That's over and above his Army pay, of course. * * * "What's your most fattening dessert?" Barry Sullivan asked the waiter. He's trying to put on weight, because he always loses when he works and there's a lot of work ahead. "It must be the double sixes," he says, "but '66 seems to be my lucky year. I can't do anything wrong." At the moment, he's doing a feature, "An American Dream," with Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh and Eleanor Parker. He says the pictures has "the smell f success — the script is much etter than the book, and Slu Whitman is doing his best vork." And then there's Barry's television series, Road West, which will be on NBC next fall. That ;oes into production a few reeks after he winds up his vork on "An American 3ream." "It feels good," Barry says. 'We'll start off with a two-part- r which is already shot and I hink it's one of the best things ever done on a television show." Actually, like so many other tage - trained actors, Sullivan would rather be on Broadway. "But nowadays," he says 'the best writing is being done n movie scripts, not Broadway ICCICU Ilia aiag^^i uig uioajj^JuiiAi/- ui«i IM*U f— i- •-• ment at the performance of|ly prepared pronouncements of i...«:_«.. TX~,JI.M liMli.*,] ...Uk *!.,. fha Nafinnal Association Of [ • IM tr «*, 1*. ^ "... And if (here it any way we con put 'Salman' on ft— business leaders linked with the campaign. From the Republican party's broad center and its liberal wing, nevertheless, comes a steady fuming over the fact that so many businessmen see fit to contribute substantial sums to far right - wing causes like the John Birch Society. The belief in professional circles is that some right-wing outfits would collapse in a month or two if their business angels deserted them financially. Party men regard such contributions as a grossly wasteful use of political dollars. One Pennsylvania Republican expressed it when he said business contributors of this stripe seem bent on "having one last the National Association of Manufacturers and the Chamber of Commerce get little attention these days. A few years ago, the growth of businessmen's courses in politics spawned some high hopes. These have proved illusory. All too many executives, senior and junior, seem to bave retired again to their corporate fortresses — where only garbled accounts of life in the political world evidently penetrate. Numerous Republican leaders think their party has to shake the business label to become a national winner. But a good percentage would not mind having business on their side, if it would just BE on their side in really helpful ways. 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Robert Neal is the name vhich has been chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Haynes, for heir son born April 24 at Walls lospital. Blytheville schools will complete the current school year according to the regular nine months schedule, Superintendent W. B. Nicholson said today. Transfer of funds from he states revolving loan fund :o the public school fund has made it possible to complete the school year without seeking pubic contributions. Keith ^iilbrey was elected president of the Blytheville Hoary Club yesterday. He succeeds Robert A. Porter. Millie Bradley is ill at her home on West Walnut. tbe Doctor Says A mother writes that her 3Vi- year - old son talks but not understandably and wants to know whether he will improve with time. By the time a child is 314 he should be able to speak plainly unless there is a malformation of the voice box, soft palate, hard palate, nasal partition, jaws, lips or tongue. Faulty speech may also be due to mental retardation. This child's doctor should be able to determine the cause of the trouble, but none of the causes mentioned will disappear with time. Many cities now have remedial speech centers. When such treatment is required the earlier it is started the better. Q —My 14 - month • old son has primary microcephaly. What caused it? Is there any treatment? A — Microcephaly is an abnormally small brain. Primary Implies that no cause, such as infection with the parasite, Toxoplasma, or X ray of the mother's abdomen in the first three months of pregnancy, could be found. In some cases there is a premature closure of th« cranial Joints. If this U th« cause an operation to Increase the size of the cranial civlty may be helpful. - MX doctor it giving my. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. daughter, 9, Enuretrol to help her stop wetting the bed. Is this drug safe and effective? How does it help? A — This is a combination of epherdrine and atropine. Both drugs tend to relax the muscles ot the bladder wall and tighten the muscle (sphincter) that controls the outlet of the bladder. These drugs have been helpful in controlling bedwetting in children when physical and emotional causes have been ruled out. They are safe in the amount usually prescribed. Q — I have heard that there is a hypodermic syringe that doesn't use a needle. Giving insulin to a struggling screaming child every day is becoming a nightmare. If you know of such a syringe, please tell me about it. A —There is • hypospray or jet injector that will force a fluid through a pinpoint opening and into the skin under a pressure of 75 to 1,200 pounds per square inch. Some training in its proper use is essential because careless handling will damage the skin. It should be available through any surgical supply house. Q - My caildWB, age 1 and J, Dm had diarrhea off and on for six monthi. Sometimes I find lots of tiny black specks in their itooli. Could tbiM ba j««*it*« A —Intestinal parasites are white. Blood in the stools that comes from high up in the digestive tract is black but would rarely appear as tiny specks. II the diarrhea persists, a stool examination and culture should be made. The guillotine was used in England, Scotland and various other parts of Europe before it was introduced into France at the time of the revolution. It was in use in Edinburgh as the "Scottish maiden" as early as 1581. The French version of this form of capital punishment was introduced by Joseph Ignace Guillotin, a French physician, who suggested iU use as a means oT making exe> cntion a* painlett M possible. 0 l«SJSl«f«l«* IliMMict plays. I passed the word a few nonths ago that I was looking For a play, and I got a pila of unk." * ¥ * Bing Crosby's six - year • old daughter, Mary Frances, has a my friend — a school chum she likes. He's much smaller than she is, so she generally aicks him up and carries him around with her ... Bill Dana an old friend, helped Don and Dorothy Adams move to their new Beverly Hills horns . . Despite mixed reviews for hi» work in "The Oscar," Tony Bennett is going ahead with his acting career and his next movie may have Vittorio De Sica as the director . . .Girls—Charlene Holt says that being a drum majorette in high school was very good for her calves. (It didn't hurt the onlookers' eyes, either.) * * * Sheree North says that when she first made good money in show business, she did two things — she began taking acting lessons and she went to a psychiatrist. "Most girls," she says, "us« their first big money for clothes. But I wore torn sneakers and old dresses to my acting lessons with Jeff Corey and to my sessions with the psychiatrist." She says she went to the psychiatrist "because at the lima I felt I had no IQ." 'He convinced me that I bad an IQ," she says. "He gave me a test and the results were very satisfying. He even made me believe that, if I wanted to, I could go to college and even study medicine. "ft was a good feeling. It helped." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Page Six Monday, April 25, 1968 THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Assistant Publtshrr-Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manage! Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wilmcr Co. New fork, "'licago. Ditroit. Atlanta, Memphis Second-class postage paid at Blvthevllle. Ark. Member of the Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES B? carrier In the city at Bljthe- ville or any suburban town wher» carrier service Is maintained 35c u«c veck. Sl.SO per month. By mall within a radlui ot M miles. S8.00 per year. $5.00 lor ill months, 53.00 fot three months, by maU, outside 50 mile radius «18.«» per year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted In towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service II maintained. Mall subscription! an pavabK In advance. .VOTE: Tne courier r»MW sssnmet no responsibility for photograph! manuscripts, engravings or nut! led with It lor possible publication. Great Americans Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 American general 4 Inventor of telephone 8 Jim , railroad builder 12 Exist J3 Medley 14 Unicorn fish 15 Drone bee 16 Fluid rock 17 Sup 18 American inventor 20 American song 1 writer 22 Abysmal 23 Hawaiian food 24 Mineral rock 27 Retitle 30 Caudal 34 Beverage 35 Be indebted to 36 Facial feature 38 Minstrel performer 40 Compass point 41 River island ' 42 Social insect! 46 Talk glibly 49 Ballroom danct 51 Mine entrance 52 Scent 54 Flying mammal 55 Cover with asphalt 56 John Jones 57 Fib 58 So be it! 59 Graded (her.) 60 Terminus DOWN 1 Burdened 2 Wear away 3 Uncanny E3LJCJLJ EJHLJ niTJOQQD HHEJldULS EJHt3H MraE3[3 QBE] d uni'aiiuy 28 Males 4 Philippine knife 29 Consume 5 Ardor 30 American poet 6 54 (Rom«n) 31 Possess 7 Spend time idly32Tranquilizer 8 Henry 33 Preposition 9 Begin 37 Honey drink 10 Estate boundary 39 Htnd covering 11 Malign look 43 Peer 19 Blemish ' 44 Mark 21 Musical dramas 45 Glutted 25 Tell 47 Child's "father* 26 Ireland (poet.) 47 First male 27 Hinds (rare) 48 Stout cord 49 Defeat utterly 50 Writer, S. 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