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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 9, 1966
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How Have We Failed the King? Something'i wrong, b»dly wrong, terribly wrong, utterly wrong with cotton, the crop which can't win. This year, America's farmers are planting the smallest cotton acreage since 1870. That covers quite a few years. Cotton, it seems, always has been in trouble. Today, even with a medium-sized war raging, cotton continues to be loose ground. War has been the traditional savior of this area's top money crop. Now, it seems, the crop is beyond the redemption of blood. Mississippi County's 1966 cotton acreage will be the smallest since agricultural records have been kept here. In 1928, the county planted 215,000 acres of cotton. In 1966, it will plant 132,116 acres as farmers retire acreage in exchange for payments. At this moment, best estimates see an August cotton surplus of nearly 17 million bales. This is up about 10 million bales from the post-war, and post- crises lows of several years ago. It continues to rise. Meanwhile cotton's competitors continue to move, to bring out new products, to capture new markets, to beat cotton on price and quality, in some respects. Cotton, which is, after all, a superior fiber (j'our skin tells you it's supeV- ior), may come back. A new federal proposal to charge f 1 * bale for marketing and research may help. It may not be too late. But the outlook is discouraging. Has no one done anything right in growing and marketing cotton? Well, certainly. The National Cotton Council has. The Cotton Producers Institute has. The research laboratories of the Extension Service and the private sector have. The farmer has. Perhaps while many good men have spent untold hours promoting Cotton Weeks and National Cotton Picking Contests and Cotton Carnivals and all the rest of the shouting, we really should have been doing other things, searching for new ideas, rather than contemplating the old and unexciting. Maybe new research will lead to even lower production costs. Maybe out of the test tubes will come new uses for cotton. Maybe cotton again will compete with every fabric modern science can offer. Maybe things again will be all right in cotton's kingdom. Maybe all this will happen. But cotton production in this Arkansas-Missouri delta region is not going to be the same again. Either the area will produce much, much more cotton at an even lower price or it will produce much less cotton until the crop fades into insignificance. "You've Got to Learn to Stand On Your Own Two Feet" Of OtL« ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••t Sbow Beat h Dick Kleiner The Great Light Bulb Robbery «ioss*r AND CTOMUY ;N Sen. Clifford R. Case, New Jersey Republican, recently received a letter from a constituent who was tired of changing light bulbs. The voter complained, as we have, that modern light bulbs plainly are designed to burn out in a short time, requiring constant replacement. Case has decided to investigate, even though the citizen's complaint ended with the request: "If you should find that my complaint is a valid one, please do not let me know. I'm angry enough already." We know how he feels. About a month ago, putting in new bulbs to replace ones that hasn't lived long enough to earn their keep, we began dating the bases, using a marking pen. As a control on our experiment, we also put in some of those "prolonged life" bulbs, which are supposed to last almost as long as regular bulbs used to last. Our purpose was to collect this data and send it along to the major bulb manufacturers with documented charges of calculated violation of the social contract. Now that Case is in on the mystery, well send copies to him. Other exasperated bulb buyers are urged to do the .same. With all the celebrated accomplishments of science and technology, it is simply unbelievable that Westinghouse, General Electric, Sylvania, etc., can't produce a bulb roughly comparable to those they were making a generation ago. When you read about bulbs that have been burning for 40 and 50 years, while you are overjoyed if one lasts six weeks, you know in your heart planned obsolescence has reared its ugly head again. (And that goes for faucet washers, too.) Let's not have one of those turgid, evasive letters from a manufacturer's flack explaining that voltage variations, fixture design and all that are responsible. Hogwash. Get 'em, Senator.—Alabama Journal. Seizing Rice and Salt Gives Indirect Mauling to Viet Cong New Home for Old Hymn The hymn that the modern theologians rejected has found favor outside the sanctuaries. Twice during the Easter weekend "The Old Rugged Cross" was sung on nationally telecast programs which reach millions of viewers and listeners. Our show people make many mistakes, but it is usually with the new When they picked up a hymn written in 1873 you can he pretty sure they selected something they felt had powerful appeal to wide circles of humanity. It mattered not to the producers of these shows, or to those who appreciated them, that "The Old Ruged Cross" has been tossed out of some hymnbooks because it is archaic, carries no modern significance and therefore should go to the scrap heap along with the inquisitions, witches and four-hour sermons. They knew that to the people the old hymn still packs its gospel punch.—Knoxville (Tenn.) Journal. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 4J103 *AKJ8S WEST BAST AJ10983 4K652 VAQ »543 «-652 4K74 *'M2 4.Q10S SOOTH (D) VKJ1088 • AQ98 Both vulnerable West North Etui 8«Bth 1» Pass 2* Fuc 3* Pats 2V Pan 3V Pass 4V f**s FUI Pass' Opening lead— A J, It is possible to play bridge using only ttie words: "Pass, double, redouble, no - trump, spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs" and the numbers one to seven. This would make the game mighty boring but too much conversation is even more deadly. Furthermore, when a man talks instead of thinking he does not help his cause. Silence is both golden and profitable. South rose with dummy'* queen of spades only to see East cover with the king. "One finesse wrong," Slid South. "I will probably b« unlucky enough to lose the other two that I am faced with." Then South covered with bit ace of spades, led a club to dummy's king, played the seven of hearts from dummy and the •U from W* am bud *!tsr, East produced the three Meanwhile, West had been listening and thinking. One finesse was obviously for the queen of hearts. That was wrong. The other finesse was surely for the king or queen of diamonds and West knew that one would work. How could he, West, keep South from taking that diamond finesse? West solved his problem quickly. He won that heart trick with his ace. Then he cashed a spade and led a second club. South, back in dummy, played the nine of hearts. The heart finesse had worked once. It would surely work the second time. It didn't. West produced the queen and got off lead with a club. South had no way to return to dummy and had to concede a diamond trick for down one. By RAY CROMLEY Wa s hington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Reports of new MIG fighters in Viet Nam have overshadowed a crucial American-Viet Cong war for rice and salt. In the past month, U. S. troops have captured from the Viet Cong enough rice to feed 36 battalions of VC troops for more than a year. In the same campaign, we have captured 233 tons of salt. (Some captures have included quantities of U. S. grains which the Viet Cong had previously acquired one way or another ... and considerable quantities of chickens, pigs, uniforms and medical supplies.) This means that Viet Cong political cadres and guerrilla forces will be forced to spend less time on political organizing and fighting and more time getting the rice and salt they must have. It means the Viet Cong must bring in more rice from Cam mm mm *W« mmti oat «f the city to lie wouldn't bt txeasti to til that CT/OM. ux tod ratoetf* bodia. I It means they must raise rice taxes in the territories they control and conduct more rice and salt raids. This will make them, enemies among the people. Recent Viet Cong attacks have centered against food and medicine targets. Usually, of late, when VC units enter a hamlet, the rice, salt and medicine is what they go for. A considerable number of the prisoners now being captured are suffering from hunger. Men can't fight without salt and food (rice); they can't adequately carry out their political organizing and agitation in the hamlets. If U. S. and Vietnamese troops can maintain these rice - salt capture levels, we can slow down the Viet Cong as surely as through mauling Ho's North Viet Nam units in battle. (Of course, it takes battles usually to capture the salt and rice.) The recent large rice-salt captures are unusual because we've been capturing the rice soon after it has been harvested. It will be difficult to do as well in the oil-seasons. A major setback to the Reds came some time back when U. S. forces set up strong bases in the coastal areas of central Viet Nam. These bases were located in major salt • producing regions. This cut down on Viet Cong access to some major sources of salt. As the fighting grew hi central Viet Nam, the Viet Cong shifted numbers of their troops out of the Delta areas south of Saigon. This left them with less control over parts of these rice-rich regions. This meant less rice for them. U. S. and Vietnamese troops in some areas have also moved out into the countryside during harvesting periods to prevent the VC from taking over the crop. What is needed now is to continue to tighten this salt-rice noose. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Even the Warner Bros, driver, •n oldtimer, had * hard time finding Wright Street the first time. It's only a block long and although U is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, it is completely surrounded by freeways. But it has something director Robert Gist wanted for his first feature film, "An American Dream." Gist is a graduate of television and he directed U Naked City shows — they were all filmed on location in New York — so he likes authenticity. One of the few buildings on Wright Street is the Castle Hotel — "Rooms $2," the sign gays — and this is what attracted Gist. For his picture, it was ideal. Across the street is a modern building. A sign identifies it as "Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services Division, District Office." It is brick and glass and impersonal. But the Castle Hotel is old and picturesque, in a seedy sort of way. I went up on the roof, before they began shooting the scene in the street. The hotel seems to be an island surrounded by » sea of freeways. Gist said he filmed a love scene on the roof and had the cameras pan 360 degrees and he thinks it's a great scene. On the street everything ready. The scene had Stuart Whitman coming out of the Castle Hotel, walking down the street to buy a newspaper. In a doorway, he is surprised by J. D. Cannon, who plays a detective. Cannon stops him, puts him in a car and they drive away. The camera and the lights all moved as Whitman walked. When they got in the car and had moved only a few feet Gist called, "Cut." "Pace is the secret," (lift said. "In many movies, the camera would have followed tht car down the street. But I cut it immediately and I'll switch to another scene right away. "I'm, averaging 5 seconds to a page of script. That's about 15 seconds faster than most movies." Janet Leigh had told me that in rehearsals Gist had a metronome ticking away as they talked. That gave them all the feeling of immediacy, the pace he wanted. He timed every scene and then told them to speed it up. Between setups Gist, Whitman, Cannon and Miss Leigh sat on the sidewalk, in front of the parole office. They talked about the differences between television and feature films. "Television doesn't shoot scripts,' Gist said, "they shoot schedules." "Like that old gag," Cannon said. '"What's this show about?' 'Oh, about an hour.' " Cannon, a veteran television performer, still lives in New York but isn't sure why. "There's no work there any more," he said. They started talking about speech patterns, because Cannon mentioned he was originally from Idaho. "But whenever I go back now," he said, "they all tell me that I speak funny." Whitman said he was born in San Francisco, but grew up partly there, partly in Atlanta, partly in New York. "When I'm loaded," he said, "the Georgia part comes out." Written for Newspaper x7 „ FV, ,-+/»*• C».»u Enterprise Asieclation the Doctor jays By WaynePG . B ra™i»ta4t, M.D. A mother asks whether she should force her small children to eat a certain amount of food. This would be unwise. A child who is hungry will eat without which they give it up. In genera! a baby will outgrow the need to be burped at about he tune he is completely weaned from the bottle. But don't forget that even being forced. If he refuses to (adults burp, especially after a eat he should be quietly taken!meal eaten in a hurry or after away from the table and not a carbonated drink. given anything except water until time for his next meal. Refusing to eat is a device often used by children to get attention. On the other hand, forcing a child to eat a certain Q - My son, 12, ha* dry, scaly skin that looks like that of a fish. It itches and cause? embarrassment because of its appearance. It is getting worse. What can be done for this con- food he is not ready for mayidition? create emotional problems or a A - From your description, I lifelong aversion to that food.' suspect your son has ichthyosis, Q —The doctor says my 4 - a hereditary disease for which month-old granddaughter must I there is no cure. It is usually have her entire blood supply in cold weather. The unchanged. What coi'dd be the rea- deriying cause is lack of oil in the skin. Your son should use a son for this? A — When a clr'd is born with erythrbblastosis as a result of Rh incompatibility in his parents, it is sometimes necessary to give an exchange transfusion in the first days of life. If the erythroblastosis is mild and the child survives the first week without such a transfusion the danger from this disease is past. In an older child this procedure is extremely rare, but It is sometimes done for hemolytie (blood • destroying) jaundice jr for acute poisoning with aspirin or carbon monoxide. Q —After every feeding I help our 2 - month • old son to burp. Until what age must I keep this up? Will he give up having to be burped gradually or suddenly? A — Babies vary In the imount they burp, the ease with which they, burp and th* i|t »t superfatted soap or a detergent soap substitute because ordinary soap dries the skin. After bathing, he should apply a thin layer of lanolin or mineral oil to his skin. If a thyroid defi ' ncy is an added factor he should take thyroid extract but only under careful medical in- pervision. Q — My doctor has prescribed Eldec for my husband, 75, wha complains of constant fatigue. He has taken this drug for IS months and it seems to help him. Are there any harmful side effects? A — This is a combination of assorted vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, ammo acidi and male and female hormones. It is supposedly good for whatever alls you and, if nothing ails you, it's good for that, too. It shuld not, however, bt taken by persona with cancer of the breast, uterus or prostate. <J — My trouble is seepage from the bladder, especially when I laugh. What can be done for it? A — This very common and troublesome condition is known as stress incontinence. It is found chiefly in women who are over 50 and have borne several children but these factors are absent in some victims. The underlying cause is a relaxation of the pelvic support of the bladder. In addition to laughing, coughing, sneezing or straining at stool will permit an involuntary leakig of urine. When women with this complaint can be taught to contract their pelvic muscles and repeat this many times throughout the day, these exercises may result in better control. If this does not work the only cure it furgi cal repair. IS Years Ago -In B/ythevif/e Mrs. Elton Kirby and Mrs. W. L. Homer were in M e m p h i s Saturday where they attended the International Flower Show and Garden Exhibit at the Fairgrounds. Mrs. B. F. Scott last night, was installed as president of he Wesleyan Service Guild of First Methodist Church. The condition of Gerald BIo- meyer of Flint, Mich., who is now convalescing at his home here is reported satisfactory following surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrl- gan, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Monaghan, Miss Rosemary Monoghan and Miss Nita Rose Hall will be in Memphis tonight to see the landing of the barge, the official opening of the Memphis Cotton Carnival. Miss Barbara Monoghan, representing Blytheville, will be a member of the Royal Court riding on the barge. ThoflntacleBlMe fighter in tin history of puglUim. wai the Englishman, Daniel Mendozt, who combined " footwork *nd a left J* AilM MuTbeit land. H§ —.^ —- -~ titto in 1795 to John .Jack•on, who acMeved th» chimplonihlp only by grab* bln| Mendou'i lonf balr wM one band and dubbing the amaller man wttb the other. A »—.1.^.^11^ w. ^jsriytsisv Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Page Six Monday, May 9, 196B THE BLYTHEVrLLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PUBLISHES HARRT A. HAINT.S Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New Tork, "'ilcago, Dltrolt. 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