The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 26, 1966
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Mandate for an Unknown If ever a man takes offic* with a mandate, it will be that man who occupies the gubernatorial chair in Arkansas next January. The mandate would go something like this: avoid, at all costs, the mistakes of the past in the Arkansas Highway Department. The people of Arkansas have covered this territory before. During Sid McMath's administration, there was sufficient reason to believa that the Highway Department needed independence and freedom from political pressures if it was to serve the most people the best. As a result, the people approved the Mack-Blackwell Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution. This, it was felt, would do the job. Alas, Gov. Orval Faubus has so endeared himself to the voters of Arkansas that he will spend an even dozen years in the governor's mansion and this seniority has given him complete control over the Arkansas Highway Department. Well, facts keep coming to light which indicate that it isn't altogether a really good thing that the highway department be integrated with the political structure. And let's not .delude anyone that the political structure had no foreknowledge of an item Ilk* $1 million a year in salary increases. The state's new governor is going to be faced with determining how th« spirit of Mack-Blackwell can be revived. It breathes, as Highway C6m« mission Chairman Wayne Hampton attested following the revelation of tn« key-men salary raises. A new governor of this state and the 1967 Legislature of the state will not be keeping the faith if they fail to request an investigation of the Arkansas Highway Department. If there is nothing there which, in fact, needs investigating, then the investigation will reveal this and the people need to know this, too. It is not fair for those elements of the department which are and have been operating with full efficiency to remain under the cloud which now hovers over the department. Secondly, that new governor and that new Legislature must attempt to arrive at a means of restoring the independence of the Arkansas Highway Commission and its ward, the Arkansas Highway Department. Simply asking some new governor to keep his nose out of highway business is not good enough. JLetteM IJo L/ke Editor (letters to the editor are welcome*. They itt subject to editing, however, and must be signed. Dear Sir: : 'I recently began receiving the Blytheville Courier News under your program of sending the paper to service personnel. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the chance to stay informed on the happenings in my hometown and state. It is really good to know that there are those who appreciate those of us in the service enough to do something for us. This knowledge makes being away from home and loved ones a little easier. Hometown Signatures will not Be printed at the request of the writer. No letters will be returned) news, through papers and letters, is a tremendous aid to morale, especially for the young man who is away from home for the first time and having to become acclimated to a new way of life. These young enlisted men are so much more productive and easier to direct when their morale is high. For this reason I strongly recommend that you emphasize this avenue of approach to your project. Once again your thoughts of the servicemen are sincerely appreciated. Lt. Charles P. Bilbrey •«••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••' i Show Beat by Dick Kltintr *JF .i MAKE ENCUSH wisE.iriEV'iiTHiMK CM A BIOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON Freedom Strangled in Ho's "Benevolent'North Viet Paradise ,tL- Of OtU "-.- If Washington Wants A Consensus... c "If" is always a kind of immeasurable word, especially when there are a number of options lying around to which to attach it. But "if" is also the keystone on which the Johnson administration's government by consensus is arched—if enough people want this, we shall do it. If enough Senators go along, consensus will get along. H the rain doesn't come too early in the Mekong Delta . . . Nov. the Johnson administration has at hand s consensus view on the war in Viet Nam- granting an "K" or two. "If," for example, the poll laken by the Stanford University political science professors truly represents the view of the American people. And "if" the Johnson administration really wants a consensus to be guided by. What the poll by the university professors showed was a number of things: 1. That the people polled voted 2 lo 1 to fight a major war rather than pull out of Viet Nam. 2. That half those questioned would rather not escalate the war, one-fourth would rather step it up into a major war, one-fifth would pull out regardless. 3. That 88 per cent of those ques- tioned would rather negotiate with the Viet Cong to end the war than take any other step. Now that latter result is startling. When 88 per cent of the people agree on anything ta ^ mer except what day of the week it is, any poll vie( Naffl _ ever taken can claim an overwhelming con- By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Many U. S. and foreign crit- ies of American policy in Viet Nam seem to view almost cheerfully the idea of a Communist embattled South sensus. They agree that the Viet Cong ought ternal If the current, Buddhist-led in- to be a party to any negotiations looking to a peaceful setilement of the Viet Nam question. This is a point the Johnson administration has refused to concede. It looks to free elections, and to removal of American troops after those elections—which ever way they might go, for or against communism—though it will not negotiate with the Viet Cong. But if government by consensus is really the Johnson policy, and if the Johnson ad- have brought that prospect any closer, it stirs no concern in these circles. The critics of our policy see the Reds fighting a war which at base is a social revolution bound to produce benevolent results. One wonders when they last namese were executed in connection with the land reform and that at least twice as many (100,000) were arrested and sent to forced labor camps." In November of 1956, almost at the same moment Russian tanks were crushing Hungarian freedom fighters a whole North Vietnamese division was sent to stamp out a peasant revolt. Some 6,000 farmers were deported or executed. Since most North Vietnamese land was already held by its tillers, the victims of Ho's "reforms" were largely artificially designated "landlords." Historian Fall says quotas of these were delivered to the executioner or jailer even in areas examined the "benevolences" where the difference between ministration puts credence in polls other than bestow ^. U P°" th « People rf| argest and smallest plots was the ones it institutes, we may well look for a North Viet Nam by the Red Must a quarter-acre, change in approach and an offer to do business, regime of Ho O« Minh, whom Another Asian specialist m ^ one U. S. critic dares to call a agrarian matters says Hanoi la- with the Viet Cong first hand as well . through North Viet Nam. That is, if elected policy makers consider an 88 per cent consensus important in an election year, which this one is if we're not mistaken.—Norfolk (Va.) Ledger-Star. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 26 48532 .:•: *AK1092 -WEST EAST A Q 10632 *J75 VS53 VQ1062 *KQ10 +74 *J753 SOUTH CD) AA9S4 • AJ96 Both vulnerable West North East South 1N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— A 3. A'letter from Toronto reads: "I sat East. The first trick was won, by dummy's king of spades. South went to his own hand with a heart and led the eight of clubs around to my jack. I returned a spade whereupon South made two spades, two hearts, four clubs, one diamond, game and rubber. My partner told me that I should have duct ed the first club and set the hand. Should I have ducked and would that play have defeated South?" The answer to our reader's first question is "Yes." The answer to his second question is "Probably, but not certainly." . Declarer could still make the hand had he known the location of all the cards. After the eight of clubs he could cash one high club and duck a diamond around to West. West's best play would be to lead another spade which South would duck. South would take the next spade, cash his ace of diamonds and remaining Jnjjh" heart, and throw East in I with a heart. East would win tricks with his queen and ten of hearts but would then have to lead away from his jack of clubs to give dummy the last two tricks. West's criticism of his partner is typical of a lot of bridge players. West was quick to note his partner's error but West failed entirely to note that he, West, could have set the hand b y .kind of "George Washington" in a Vietnamese setting. Take a look at Hanoi's program of land reform. Breakup of existing landholdings is a stereotype item in liberal crit- simply covering the eight of lies' pat picture of "social rev- clubs with his queen. Further-lolution" the world over. more, he would risk nothing at all by that queen play. It should have been obvious to West ;hat if South held the jack of clubs, West's queen was useless but if East held that jack, West's queen should be played immediately. Actually the queen play might have produced real dividends. South might have let it hold and taken a finesse against the jack later to go down several tricks. "fi lik» fa o« fair mriographt — Sonny end Cntr?" Hanoi's ruthless dispossession of landholders, a high percentage of them owners of relatively small plots, generated a severe crisis only two years after Ho Chi Minh gained power. Says historian Bernard Fall in "The Two Viet Nams": "... the best - educated guesses on the subject are that 1 probably close to 50,000 North Viet- ter conceded that nearly a third of the persons tried and convicted as "landlords" had been condemned in error. Though Hanoi called a halt to this sweeping terror in 1956, it quickly added new fuel to rural discontent by beginning to collectivize North Vietnamese pas- ants on a wide scale. In 1961, many peasant riots flared and rice granaries were stormed. From 1954 on, North Viet Nam's natural food deficit has been seriously aggravated by faltering rice output in consequence of farmer rebellion and Hanoi's bureaucratic incompetence. Peasants have been haul- ed to the cities to work in frail new industries. In South Viet Nam, land distribution presently is far less even than in the north. A Communist regime, running the counry from Hanoi or Saigon, would be sorely tempted to repeat and enlarge upon the brutal errors of Ho Chi Minh's early land policy. One can imagine, too, the fate of South Viet Nam's 1.7 million Catholics, more ihan a third of whom once lived in Ho's territory. The balanced historians agree Ho runs a garrison slate, a harsh police state. Education is indoctrination. The intellectuals are estranged. Freedom is suppressed. His struggle has been against the peasantry, not for it. In pursuing its overriding political aims of nationalization, industrialization and farm collectivization, Hanoi has created disorder, dislocation, and new poverty and hunger in the overcrowded Red river delta where most North Vietnamese live. French diplomats who know the north believe 90 per cent of the North Vietnamese hate the Red governmnt of Ho Chi ("George Washington") Minh. Citizens of Hanoi in recent years have often whispered "down with Communists" in the ears of Canadians serving on the International Control Commission. So much for Ho's paradise of : 'social revolution." (NBA) tfe tak* freedom for granted. Europeans don't, talking with Oskar Werner on the set of "Fahrenheit 451" in London recently brought that deference home. "I am very fond of America and Americans," Werner said. "I found the people anj the country bursting with freedom. "I cannot explain what freedom is — but I know what not having freedom means. In my country, Austria, I saw what not having freedom meant under Hitler for seven years." And he'told me the story of friends of his, a dancer and her husband. They had a 16-year- old daughter. She was going with a boy the parents didn't like. They said she should not see him any more. The girl became very angry. She reported to the Nazis that her father listened to the English radio broadcasts. "And so the parents were taken away," Werner says, "and put in a concentration camp. The mother died there." John Scott Trotter, for so long Bing Crosby's musical director, is seriously thinking of moving to London. Trotter's late - blooming ambition is to write a musical comedy. And he fels it is easier to have it produted in London— "productions are so much cheaper there" — so he might as will work there for a year first.' Nothing has been definitely decided: The decision will wait, at last, until after May 1, when he'll appear with Bing on a nos- talgfKCBS special, The Magic of Broadcasting. Trotter is a little nostalgic him self, especially about music. Ito admits no fondftess for rock'n- 'roll, but h« says he doei Uk« the sound of Herb Alp«rt'« He> juana Brass. He's been * professional musician for more than 40 yean — he started with Hal K«mp when they were In college together — and he's spent th« last few years kicking himself. "I've got rooms full of musitt "But it doesn't pay a nickel today. What I should have been doing all these years is writing original stuff. But I didn't." Let that be a lesson to you. I got a kick out of Ed Ames* (he's Mingo on Daniel Boone) answer when some fan asked him if he'd love his wife when she "was old and gray." "Why not?" Ed said. 'Tvt loved her through four other colors." _ DOCtOr Written for Newspaper enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Q —My daughter, 39, is very I goiters but recurrences are so nervous. She had an enlarged thryoid. One doctor wanted to remove the gland right away but her family doctor gave her medicine and the gland shrank to half its former size. Was she right not to have it removed? She is still very nervous. A — An overactive thyroid (toxic goiter) is one cause of extreme nervousness. If this is the cause of your daughter's trouble she will have a rapid pulse, a fine tremor of her hands and some degree of protrusion of her eyeballs. In the early stages these symptoms are best evaluated by a physician as they can easily be missed by a layman. If she has a toxic goiter her thyroid should 'IB removed. Medical treatment with pro- pylthiouracil is e f 1 e c t i v e in younger persons but in those who ire over 25 it cannot be relied on to control this disease. Q — I had *lmo.,t all of my toxic goiter removed 18 months ago. I still have a rapid pulse. What do you advise? A — In the past it was customary to remove about 6-7 of the thyroid of peri with toxic, common following this opeation that many surgeons now advise removing all of the gland and then giving thyroid extract. The dosage must be carefully adjusted to individual needs. Q — I have been taking Tap- azole for two months for a nodule in my thyroid and over- activity of the gland. How long must I take this drug? Is it dangerous? Should I have the gland removed? A — This drug Is given 'o get patients in better shape for removal of the thyroid and to patients who for some reason cannot be operated on. Some persons are hypersensitive to this drug and should not take it. It is not otherwise dangerous but at best it is a stop - gap to be used until your goiter can be removed. Q — My son, 16, was hospitalized for an inflammation of his thyroid. What could cause this? Are there any bad after-effect ' A — Acute thyroiditis with fever is not a common disease. The cause is unknown but is believed to be a virus. The disease runs its course and complete recovery is the rule. Q _ T r ead recently about a new local application for fungus disease of the skin in moist areas. What is it? Enzactin doesn't help me. A —You may be referring to tolnaftate solution (Tinactin) or acrisorcin ointment (Akrinol). Q — I get galled between my legs. What is the best treatment? A — See the answer to the preceding question. Q — Is there any cure for athlete's foot? A — See the answer to the next to preceding question. Please send your question and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future-columns. WHI»KY TOWN DUFFTOWN, Scotland (AP) — This ancient Highland town is getting a new coat of arms — featuring a whisky distillery. Sir Thomas fanes f Learney, the Lord Lyon of Scotland whose function it is to look after coats of arms and other heraldic business, suggested the new coat of arms at the request of the Dufftown city fathers. Dufftown it a distilling center. 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Krutz Bridge is finally going to be replaced. It was announced in Little Rock early this afternoon that bids will be opened on May 4 for construction of a new concrete bridge that will span Drainage District 17 ditch No. 30. Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. Crowell, Mrs. Frank Grigsby, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roleson, Mrs. W. A. Afflick, Miss Eugenia Jenkins, and Mrs. 0. W. McCutchen will be in Dyersburg for the t w o day bridge tournament to be played at the Hotel Cordell Hull. Mrs. J. L. Gunn, Mrs. J. C. Guard and Mrs. Newton Whitis were guests of Mrs. Ben Mac White when she entertained members of the La Neuve Club at the Country Club for an afternoon of bridge. Mrs. Lillian Frank was reelected president of the Zeta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority at a meeting last night in the Colonial Room of the Hotel Noble. Ann-Margret, recently returned from a swing around Viet Nam, reports that the troops have, as usual, created some slang terms of their own. Number One is something that is very good. Number Ten is the opposite, something very bad. And they are also using Don Adams' catchword from Get Smart, "Sorry about that." So is everybody else. "Darling," a smash-hit in the United States, was badly received in England, where it was made. Julie Christie believes she knows why the difference. "It is a naive picture," she says. "And the English are much more cynical than t h a Americans. The United States is still a naive country and they like naive things." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New Page Four Tuesday, April 26, 1966 THE BLVTHEVTtM COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PUBLISHER HARRY A. 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