The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 10, 1966
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A Secret of Excellence It Is a pmdox which Arkansas .faces at times. There is the nuite real need her people have for reassurance oh the ono hand and the obvious necessity for truth on the other. A poor, "jjut-upon state such a* this must ba told again and again that it has overcame the wfirst, that it is headed fbr -better things, that its progress has been -great. It must be told these things and can be told them because such observa- ions are grounded in fact. ,.„•• Now while looking backward at the ;pj;ecipitious trail which has been negotiated and while waxing self-congratu- • latory, the state must not delude it^self into thinking that everything about it is simply so beautiful there "hardly is room for improvement. While .looking over statistics which reflect the : healthy growth of industrial jobs, - the citizen must be aware of the need -for the imprdvement of various elements of society. Therefore, singling out areas of ex- "cellence (i.e., industrialization, natural '"resources) is not without its risks. But "/on the other hand, excellence, wherev- -6r found here, should be fully exposed to the public, hopefully as a pace-setter. And BO it was gratifying to read in Sunday's Arkansas Gazette the Bob Palmer story concerning the creative writing program of the University of Arkansas. Funded by an annual budget of only $40,000, the program stands a. lone, Mr. Palmer tells us, among sou- them colleges and universities and is one of only four of its kind (the 6th. ers: Columbia, Iowa arid Stanford) in America. Under the Arkansas project, •writer-instructors in residence will be attached to the faculty and promising students (including a heralded young man from Dublin, Ireland) may qualify for assistantships. Other talent is being attracted (at both the graduate and undergraduate levels) by the glitter of the visiting faculty members. The philosophy of William Harrison, who heads the University's creative writing department, could apply to this state as it examines itself (in Mr. Palmer's words): • "He stresses the importance of being tough on your own work." Dissatisfaction may be the secret of excellence. This may be the reason Mr. Harrison's creative writing department may soon stand as one of the nation's finest. Of ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••V Show Beat by Dick Kleiner Jazzing Up Religion >TYIM f&UOW NAFER IS ABSOUflfeW HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Tartan producer Sy Wejntraub lays thty have completed four episodes of the new NBC show in Brazil despite "flood* and some other disasters" ... Marlon Brando's big desire is to play the young priest in the movie version of "The Deputy" — if they can come up with a workable script. He's alto considering "Blues for Mr. Charlie" ... Batman producer Bill Dozier thinks Burgess Meredith has a chance for an Emmy for his portrayal of The Penguin ... In "Fireball 500," Annette Funicello and Fabian had a scene eating a hot dog at a county fair. Some wag put Tabasco sauce on the franks for kicks. Fabian couldn't take it, but Annette munched happily away. Hugh O'Brian's real name Is Hugh Krampe. The 6'Brian was given to him by the director of bis first play. In his first movie, Ida Lu- plno was the director. She didn't like his name. Since she had seen him in a stage version of "Wuthering Heights," in which he played Heathcliff, she suggested he change his name to Cliff Heath. But Hugh said no — and he's been glad ever since. :. Two churches in Boston's Back Bay-*of all places—have been experimenting with the _-irjea of translating traditional Christian concepts and forms into the teen-age idion. The purpose, apparently, is to fill their empty pews with wayward youngsters by attempting .to "speak their language." In theory, it's not a bad idea. But as practiced so far, it leaves something to be desired. Last Sunday, a rock 'n' roll service was conducted at Old South Church in Boston. .A dozen teen-agers danced the frug and wa- •tusi in the aisle, "hymns" with titles such .as "My World Is Empty Without You, Baby" ,were sung, and some of the youths formed a procession to lay objects on the communion table-such objects as a pool cue and ball, a loaf of bread and a coke. Another unusual service the same day'at Emmanuel Episcopal Church featured contemporary jazz and a modern interpretive dance in lieu of a sermon. Some 1,110 teen-agers attended the rock V roll service and 700 showed up for the jazz liturgy. If mere atendance was the goal, the two experiments might be judged highly successful. But we can't help wondering where this sort of thing will lead. What comes next? Pop art in place of stained glass windows. Skateboards for ushers? Surfing in the baptismal font?—Richmond Times-Dispatch. BIOSSAT AND CEOMLEY IN WASHINGTON Polls Are Keeping Democratic Pros Cool Calm, Collected Censorship Act's For The Birds A purple mynah bird with a blue vocabulary has been the target of a speaker ban at the Washington Zoo. Cackling a common Anglo-Saxon obscenity that the Washington Post dared only to call "clearly articulated," the mynah apparently shocked at least two elderly ladies inspecting the aviary. Zoo officialdom has been in a dither over a proper exile for the dirty bird. The mynah was removed from a Bird House exhibit, but zoo officials refrained from putting him with other talking birds, lest they too begin talking like a sailor's parrot. The mynah will be put in solitary, or in a large cake with what will be, at any rate, speechless birds. There his mutwrlngs hopefully will go unnoticed. While the mynah has yet to be heard from on the zoo's plans to muffle his freedom of dirty spech, it's a safe bet that an appeal to the humane society would be more promising than one to the Supreme Court.— Charlotte Observer. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) *64 10 4A1054 AAQJ108 WEST X&St AQJ98 4752 VAQ64 VJ10983 4Q7 4J863 *832 *K SOUTH AAK10S VK5 4K9S *975,4 East-West vulnerable "West North Ernst Sooth l* Fan 1* Pass 2* FUs 3N.T. Pass Pus Pass Opening tea*-* Q Jacoby on Bridge Tnes. May 10 ; Once upon a .ime a good duplicate player fell in with some good rubber bridge players. On • the first hand he managed to make an overtrick and was , properly complimented by his opponents. In fact, they complimented him so beautifully that in the next few days he lost several rubbers trying for more ; overtricks. - He should have remembered to try for overtricks in rubber ; bridge only when the contract is safe. , South was not at alt happy with his three no • trump con- L' tract. He was particularly fearful of shift to heart* by East •' and decided to try to keep East out of the lead if possible. Therefore, he played the ace of club* * from dummy at trick two. This producd a dellgtfhul re• suit. East dropped the king. Now ; South bad niae wn trieto but ne decided that he might as well try for ten if he could do so in safety. He ran off all the clubs and discarded his three of spades on the last club. Then he played a diamond to his king and returned a diamond toward dummy. Unfortunately for the defenders West was one of those players who never play a high card when they don't have to. He had held his queen of diamonds and had to play it at this time. South let this queen hold and West was end played. West had to lead either a heart or spade to give South an extra trick at his three no • trump contract. Te.'f me, ftow i\A yen people go about raiting tie prict of " By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Whatever the re-election worries Of nervous first-term House Democrats, their party's high command remains cool and collected as it contemplates the November tests. Some top men insist that they still see no measurable evidence of a major anti-Johnson or anti - Democratic trend across the nation. The White House now has in hand nearly 30 polls taken in various congressional districts. On balance they are amazingly favorable for the President. One in Massachusetts shows a huge 88 per cent of those polled endorsing him. A new Jersey district nearly matched that with 82 per cent. In these and other eastern areas, Johnson actually polled 60 to 66 per cent of the vote in the 1964 election. In the South, however, there would not seem to be a com. parable advance in the President's status over its ow estate of 1964. As a sample, an urbanized Alabama congressional disrict shows in a poll that 78 per cent of the voters think he is doing either poorly or "not good." Alabama was one of five Old South states which went for Barry Goldwater in 1964. Surroundings of a more gen- eral nature, taken by key Dem-1 bcratie circuit - riders, suggest that things are good in Minnesota and also in Indiana, notwithstanding the dove - like ut- teraces of Indiana's Sen. Vance Hartke. The Democratic high command continues to believe that House losses can be held to 30 or 35, which is not deemed seriously damaging to the President's majorities. One leader has even gone back to his mid- 1965 loss estimate of a mere 20. An old Washington election hand thinks the really significant thing is that neither party appears to expect a large switch in the U. S. Senate, where Democrats now have a 68-32 edge. * * * In his view, if a genuine trend against the administration were at work or in sight, Republicans should reasonably be talking of taking eight or 10 seati from the Democrats. The best guesses actually are for a pickup of less than a handful. This source argues that if this situation holds, it is tantamount to acknowedge that there is no hostile trend in 1966. He contends further that if net Republican Senate gains are in fact limited to from one to three, any House gains up to 35 would have to be put down simply to a redressing of the "balance" lost in the Goldwater defeat. The net GOP reduction then was 38. The "balance" would in truth be much less than that, since the Republicans still would have just 175 House seats and a majority' is 218. Democrats do, of course, have their customary organizational problems in many places — including New York, Pennsylvania Ohio and California. These were not crippling in the presidential race, but could hurt more in the off-year tests. But, again, top men decline to be gloomy. They are not even distressed at fairly common reports from some of the big urban centers that frustrated Negroes are in an increasingly anti - Democratic mood. This restlessness is not taken lightly, but the realists refuse to believe that large numbers of Negroes are ready to swing to the Republicans. From January on, the Democratic professionals have seen their party affairs reported as a more or less continual tale of woe — grumbling over cutbacks in money and services at the national committee, a noisy par ty split over Viet Nam, the jittery maneuverings of the freshmen Democrats in the House. Through it all, the c o o 1 e r heads have stayed cool. They are ready for the hard planning now. And even the President, who too often is glibly accused of neglect and disinterest, is beginning to take a hand. Sydney Chaplin, on his father, Charlie Chaplin: "My old man knows what he wants. So many directors don't, but my old man does. His instincts are always right." Dancer Elaine Dunn has been troubled with breathing problems in the last few years — "Every dancer has them," she says. But she thinks she's found the solution in yoga. She began studying yoga a few months ago and now exercises every morning — including a few min. ute« on her head. She wy§ It is helping. The Smothers Brothers »re mad — at themselves. They sang "The Ballad of Cat Ballou" on the Oscar show. It was, they felt, their big chance to show the people in the industry what they can do — they are convinced that the movie moguls are unfamiliar with their work. The song was a dreadful one to begin with, but they worked out what they thought was a good arrangement. And then they proceeded to botch it up on the air. Now they think they've lost a golden opportunity and they are quite dejected about it. A comedian is born — When Joe Flynn started his Hollywood career, his first part was in "The Big Chase," with Lon Chaney Jr. FJynn played a serious part, a reporter. "In my first scene," he says, "I knock on the door and come into the room. It was supposed to be very serious. But the audience roared. It was very embarrassing — so I decided to become a comedian." Richard Widmark gays It's hard to tell, as you are shooting a picture, if it's going to be any good — but it's easy to tell if it's going to be bad. "I shot "The Long Ships' In Yugoslavia," Dick says. "It was a six - month shooting schedule. I realized on the second day that everybody was going in different directions and it wai going to be a loser. "Those six months were the worst time in my life." */ „ the Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Braadstadt, M.D. Whether or not Adam had one I Q - I am a 43 - year - old less rib than Eve is a moot housewife. My feet and ankles question. There is, however, no doubt that some of his numerous descendants have an extra swell for four or five days, during which time I gain about oua mi ».™u.,,» ...,. - ~— .six pounds. Then I take water rib attached to one of the verte-1 pills and am normal for about 10 days. Then the cycle starts all over again. I have been to brae of the neck. Such ribs are small but often large enough to cause symptoms because they press on nerves and blood vessels in the region. These cervical ribs are usually seen only on one side and of edema (waterlogging) that it * - " .. . -_ti I 1 +„ ti^A *Urt finite* A are found more often in women than in men. They do not, as a rule, start to cause trouble until after the possessor has come of age.The victim complains that her arm on the affected side feels weak, heavy o. numb and that she has a pain in the neck which is aggravated by movements of her head and grows worse toward the end of the day. Some persons with this developmental abnormality are thought to have arthritis or a slipped disk in the neck until an X ray reveals the true cause' of the trouble. If the symptomi are mild, heat and pain-relieving drugs may be used but, if the symptoms are severe, the envied rib must bt removed. two doctors but neither can find any cause tor the swelling. What do you think? A —There nre so many causes is often hard to find the cause in a given instance. If the more obvious causes, such as heart and kidney disease, have been ruled out, you should go through one of the large medical clinics attached to a teaching hospital. Q -When a person takes Mercuhydrin for fluid accumulation in the body, must this treatment be continued indefinitely? Can a weak heart cause loss of appetite and vomiting? A — Some forms of edema can be successfully treated but, if the underlying cause cannot be removed, the treatment must be continued for life. If you have congestive heart failure, which would account for your edema, it could indeed spoil your appetite. The itantch it web » MB- sitive organ that almost any severe illness may be associated with vomiting. Q —My doctor has prescribed Librium as a tranquilizer. I have an enlarged prostate. Would this drug have any effect on my prostate? A - No. tnljnals have "a slower Heart rate •than small animals. The human-heart normally beate 72 times a minute. Large anignli, such u elephants and hones, have a heart beat of. between 20 to 40 ti»M per minute. In domMUc font the rate it between 180 and 180 and in fmaller birds it lometimei IOM above 200 per minute. • I 75 Years Ago ~ln B/yt/ievi//e Grace is the name chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Johnny H.' White for their first child, a daughter, born May 9 at Memphis Methodist Hospital. Ross D. Hughes Jr. of Blytheville, stationed at Lackland Army Air Base, San Antonio, has been commissioned a lieutenant. A branch office of the Immigration Department's Border Patrol Service has been set up in Blytheville with two inspectors assigned to work this area, it was announced this morning. The branch offices' job will be to keep tab on all immigrant contract laborers and aliens working on farms in this area. Miss Mona Joy Grimes entertained 18 feminine members of the graduating class with a dinner at her home on Holly last night. Blythevilie (Ark.) Courier Newt Page Six Tuesday, May 10, 1964 ME BLYTHEVTLI.E COURIER NEWS fHE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, PUBLISHEm HARRT A. HAINKS Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUl D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Adtertltlnr Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New Tork, "Tikaso, Ditralt, Atlanta, Memphis Secood-class postage paid at BlvthevlUe. Ark. Member of the Associated Prtw SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bv carrier In the city of Blrtne* vllle or any suburban town whert carrier service Is maintained 35c jMff week. S1.50 per month. By mall within a radius ol M mile*. $8.00 per year $5.00 for all months, $3.00 for three months, br mall, outside JO mile txdlut 111.00 per year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions an not accepted In towns and cltlei where Th« Courier News carrier service U maintained. Mall subscription* *n payable In advance. NOTE: Tne courier imn usaraii no responsibility for photographs manuscripts, .engravings or mftU left with It for possible publication. Medley Answer «» Prtviam ACROSS 1 Feminine appellation S Wrestler's cushion 8 Number 12 Gaseous element crushed gripes SSCertifiet 38 Measure of capacity 39 Short-napped fabric Sal" swmena H M raara JSI EIIIIIIMI3 14 Preposition 15 Adolescent 16 Doctrine 17 Tidy IS Loafers 20 Honorary Turkish title 21 River island 22 Be sick 23 Greek gravestone 26 Declared 30 Toddlers 31 Poker stake SZPeerGynt's mother 33 Boundary (comb, form) 34 Singing group 35 Product from temper 48 Sea birds 49 Pastry 51 Notion 52 Surf sound 53 High card 54 Hebrew month 55 Zoo critters 58 Scatter, as hay 57 Female horse DOWN 1 Against 2 Require 3 Christmas sonl 4 Makes enduring, as metal 5 Tearful, as eyes « Art (Latin) 7 Scottish headgear 8 Conclusion 9 Individuals 10 Western stats 11 Roster 19 Narrow inlet 20 Heap 22 Singing voice 23 Greek portico 24 Small pastry 25 Redact 26 Cuckoo blackbirds 27 Manner of walking 28 Anglo-Saxon theow 59 Forest creature 31 Crafts 34 Former Russian ruler 35 Masculine appellation 3? Expunges 38 New Guinea port 40 Avarice 41 Wheys of mills 42 Support 4S Grafted (her.) 45 Icelandic saga 46 Close 4? Biblical weed 49 Light touch 50 Frozen water

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