The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 24, 1966
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There Goes Another Rule It is the height of fatuousness for a newspaper to carry on a duologue with an author of a letter to the editor. And so the unwritten rule is not to reply in print to such letters because the resultant answer In kind would In turn call for another answer and so on in an unending exchange of opinions. This unwritten rule now stated, let's proceed without any further impediment to break it in the belief that extremism in the pursuit of truth is no vice and obeisance to an unwritten rule is no virtue. Some days back, remarks were made in this space which were calculated to make the blood of any good Arkansas State graduate run from luke warm to red hot (in truth, other remarks—supporting ASC in its anticipated bid for university status—were calculated to soothe the Indian). As a result of these pieces, an Osceola read_ er, who is an ASC graduate, fired back a reply defending his school. His letter was a good one, reflecting the sort of loyalty to the old school which one hopes to find. The letter reflected the graduate's pride in his alma mater. It also reflected the Arkansas Syndrome of Comparative Analysis. •• ; - It is one of the proper functions of a newspaper to arouse interest in education. Like many other fields, this .(education), is one in which interest must t* relentlwi. It it not wough ft be better than last year, one must bt sure that next year will be even bettet Education, especially in Arkansas, must be dedicated to greatness, to excellence. One of the first steps along this particular pathway is pride; prid« in the job at hand, pride in the institution, pride in its teachers. At time* ASC graduates may be stung into articulating their pride. Which brings us to the Arkansas Syndrome of Comparative Analysis. This is a system which has been popularized by Gov. Orval Faubus and others. The trick of the thing is to make the people enjoy a feeling of well being which they in fact are not entitled to. Its basic tenent is to compare what you have with what you had. Therefore it facilitates a demonstration of progress (i.e.: Arkansas' per capita income in 1964 as compared to that in 1954). Thus, Arkansas State may compare its curriculum to that offered at the University and vice versa; and in this context, any curriculum may be justified. This is not the path to greatness. There is no reason Arkansas State should not aspire to be better than the University. There is no reason the University should not aspire to be the best university in the south and southwest and there indication that these aspiration are not foreign to either campus. (Letters to the editor are welcomed. They ar« subject to editing, however, and must be flgned. .bear Editor: » . -. Please consider this an open letter to two of -our State Representatives from Mississippi County—Messers. Autry and Day. - Gentlemen, I believe that you owe the taxpayers of Mississippi County an explanation as to "why you both voted for Act 148 (The Pensions-For-Pais-plan). This Act is legislative larceny in the first degree. It is thievery from ttie pockets of every taxpayer in this state sanctioned by our legislature. '.-.There are only two logical reasons why a ''representative of the people" would vote for -this type of legislative (1) he is a rubber stamp who does what he is told to do by "the ^machine" or (2) he is stupid. In either case, I .would deem him unworthy to hold such an exalted office. Signatures will not be printed at the request of the writer. No letters will be returned) You were both selected to run for office this year, as in the past by the mighty Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee. This Committee is composed of about 60 men who are supposed to know what is good for the entire population of Mississippi County. I believe that had these honorable men been cognizant of your vote on Act 148 they would not have selected you to represent their party again this year. A letter of explanation (or apology) from each of you printed in this paper would seem to be in order. I would hope that this paper would print a short discribtion of the Act 148 along with this letter. (Name Withheld by Request) A DISCUSSED TAXPAYER Of OtL* Bravo Broadicea! Ever since the first brave women climbed up into (heir "electrics" (battery-driven cars of a half-century ago) and steered them with a tiller, jokesters have been making quips about " women drivers. The very mention of them brings up to most men, we regret to say, the picture of an appealingly (or appallingly) feminine motorist plunging into a traffic tangle or knocking down a garage door. But now from London conies news which promises to outmode the jokes about the lady at the wheel. "Women may drive buses in London," announces a hedaline in The Times... Of course the proposal has met with less than a cordial response from the London busmen ... It is not surprising that London is taking the lead among big cities in recognizing women's ability at the wheel. Its citizens have long looked at the statue of Boadicea in the shadow of Big Ben. It shows the British tribal queen in her chariot driving a prancing steed in the thick of battle. This was the year A.D. 62. It's about time to end discrimination against the woman driver and we commend the London Transport for its bold effort to do so.— Christian Science Monitor. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 24 4832 VQT 4K1086 4KJ74 WEST EAST AAKQJ7 41054 V .1 10 6 * K 9 8 5 3 2 * 042 453 •$186 492 SOOTH (D) 496 4AQJ7 4 A Q 10 5 3 Both vulnerable West North East Sonth '." 14 14 2+ Pass 2* Pass 3 » Pass 3 V Pass 4» Pass 5* Pass Pass Pass ' Opening lead— 4 K. Good bidding looks aasy when you can see both partners' hands. It is much harder in practice. If you don't think so just get hold of the two best players you know; give one the North and the other the South hand and see if they can find their way to the cinch five diamond contract. They may stop short of gam,e. They may try three no - trump in spite of the lack of a spade stopper but they are most likely to wind up at five clubs which won't make. Playing at diamonds there is an extra trick because after South ruffs the third spade he still have five tricks to the tide suit. The bidding in the box shows the workmanlike sequence used by Jack Blair and Byron Greenberg of Tulsa. Jack'* opening club bid was, normal as was Byron's bid of two clubs after West's spade overcall. Jack's two diamond bid was justified by his three aces, 17 high card points and general good distribution. Byron felt that his club raise •was sound and decided that it was up to him to show that he held diamonds as well as clubs. With a weaker hand Byron would merely have gone to three clubs. Jack felt that his hand was worth another bid. After all, Byron had not signed off at three clubs. His three heart bid stil left three no - trump available in case Byron could stop spades and then Byrun made the key bid of the hand. He visualize! the possibility that Jack woul< hold five clubs' and four dia monds and that diamonds woul< play one trick better than clubs Hence Byron went to four diamonds whereupon Jack proceed ed to the nice diamond game. mm WORLD Show Beat by Dick Kleiner MAYPOLE "CwufffuMf oisemW/—VecfW goremimnt'—wfo CM fatten tat W«ftn mudT BIOSSAT AND CftOMLfiY IN WASHINGTON Communists Infiltrate Buddhist Ranks to Stir Up Violence By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Buddhist leader Thich Tri Quang may be losing control of part of his antigovernment political movement. Intercepted Hanoi directives to Red agents in South Viet Nam order that top priority be given to infiltrating Buddhist temples. Reports are that when the Buddhists go into action, Red infiltrators step things up a little, make certain there's more violence than the Buddhist leaders intended. There's an Indication that, as in Panama at the time of the student riots, trained Red snipers may fire into both sides to get blood flowing. In areas under Buddhist influence, young Reds use monks' robes to give more authority to their work in building up numbers of small, co-ordinated political groups under behind-the- scenes Communist control. This Is not to say there is hard evidence here that the Communists control the Buddhist movement or its leadership. In fact, some U. S. officials who know Tri Quang assert he is neither Communist nor anti- American. They argue that he sees communism as the worst enemy of Buddhism. They hold that he thinks Americans mean well — though he certainly doesn't agree with all that we do. A Vietnamese who knows Tri Quang told me recently, "I am certain he is no Communist. In the war against the French he would not leave his mother but stayed home to care for her. No man with such strong family feelings could be a Communist." But those who know T r i Quang agree he is highly emotional and is fuzzy-headed on what he wants and on what should be done in Viet Nam. Historically, the Communist have frequently known how to use such a man. Take the case of Juan Bosch in the Dominican Republic. Behind and under Bosch's idealistic facade, the Communists started building strong cells. The Dominican Communists shouted so loudly for Bosch's programs and for Bosch that he saw them as no menace. The Reds have had some success thus far in a number of placed with their Buddhist-infiltration program. Communist infiltration of the Buddhists in Laos proved a major help in the early Communist take-over of half the country. Peking - trained "Buddhists" now move out from the handful of government - run "temples" in Red China to Buddhist assemblages in Asia. They infiltrate Thai and Burmese priesthoods. In these places they argue that Guatama Buddha didn't really mean for Buddhists to be passive. They produce "evidence" that he wanted Bud- jdhists to fight in a "good cause." They argue that wars to overthrow the governments of South Viet Nam, Laos and Thailand are wars that Guata- ma Buddha would approve. Killing in wars such as these, say the Red "priests," doesn't conflict with Buddha's ban on taking life. U. S. and Vietnamese intelligence agencies are now bending every effort to penetrate the Buddhist temples and learn which young priests are string- pulling Communists and which are genuine Buddhists. The future of South Viet Nam may depend on their success or fail- HOLLYWOOD (NBA) IF IT WERE MY STUDIO —I'd have my television department dream up some new game shows. I think the pendulum of public taste is ready for a swing in that direction. —I'd pay anything to get MGM's Bill Tuttle as head of my make-up department. After the job he did in "Lady L," in. transforming Sophia Loren into a believable old lady, he's the king of Hollywood make-up art ists. —I'd stop coddling my big stars — stop paying ridiculous salaries and acceding to egotistical whims. We don't need the big stars any more. The property is the star these days. —I'd kill off the super-spy trend with a film about a drunken spy called "Bottled in Bond." —I'd find a story to show off Sue Ane Langdon's wonderful comedic talents and make her a great big name. —I'd put together a television show built around flubs from movies, pieced together from the cutting-room floor. It would be hilarious and hit the Top 10 in a month. —I'd cast Lost in Space's Jonathan Harris as A. E. Hotchner when we did Hotchner's book, "Papa Hemingway." The two men could be twins. —I'd fire anybody who suggested we make a movie out of Harold Robbins' dreadful book, "The Adventurers." I'd put Paul Newman and Paula Prentiss in a remake of "The Thin Man." These two have the light - hearted sophistication of Bill Powell and Myrna Loy. —I'd hire Herb Alpert (of the Tijuana Brass) as the musical director of the studio. He's brought joy back to listening to music. And what he could do to a movie musical! I'd kill off (he super spy trend with a film about a weak- Dnrtnr .Lxc/awr Q — What is the cause of myocarditis and how does it affect a person? A — Myocarditis, inflammation of Kie heart muscle, may be caused by any acute infectious disease — especially such diseases as rheumatic fever, diphtheria, typhus, pneumonia and more rarely influenze and influenzalike diseases. The cause is sometimes obscured by the elapse between the infection and the onset of the myocarditis. Myocarditis may be acute or chronic. It causes enlargement of the heart, shortness of breath or exertion, easy fatigability and characteristic changes in the electrocardiogram. The chief remedial measures are limitation of activity and digitalis. Q — My 10 • year - old daughter, has had pimples and blackheads on her face for two years. The doctors have not been able to help her. What causes these Mmishes and what can be done for them? A — This is no easy problem. Both blackheads and pimples or acne are associated with over- activity of the oil glands of the skin. They are usually worse during Adolescence. Thi fallowing m««ur«s may Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. be helpful..Wash file face gently three or four times a day with a plain, white soap or one that contains hexachlorophene. This will remove the excess oil and bacteria. Avoid cold cream and other cosmetics with a greasy base. Avoid squeezing Sie pimples or blackheads.because this tends to spread any infection that may be present or introduce infection from contaminated fingers. Drastically cut the intake of chocolate, nuts, fats and iodized salt. Your doctor can remove the blackheads under aseptic conditions after first loosening them with hot applications but, unfortunately, they are likely to come back again in the same location. Q — Is there any way a woman can take her own Pap smear? If so, where should she send it to have it examined? • A - Although it is theoretically possible for a woman to take her own Pap smear, this is highly impractical. Some gynecologists maintain laboratories In their offices and • specially trained technician to examine such smears. Others send them to clinical laboratories which art found in large cities but which make their reports only to doctors. Q — In a recent column you said, "Artificial sweeteners have been shown to be ineffective as a means of reducing." Does this mean they do contain calories? A — They contain no calories but there is more to reducing than eliminating calories from your beverages. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of Kiis paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. CARRIED AWAY IN QUINCY QUINCY, HI. (AP) - Ronnie Olinger was about to resume work on his car, locked and parked at a service station. It had been two weeks since he last worked on it Unlocking it, he found the following missing: radiator, battery, radio, three -. speed conversion Idt, transmission, carburetor, cylinder head, cam shaft, timing light, four hubcaps ud band toll, 75 Years Ago ~ln Blytheville Mrs. Ben Harpole and daughter, Ginger, will leave tomorrow for Washington, D. C. for two weeks with her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Karris McCalla Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lee Smitll, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Young, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Terry Jr. were hosts when the Cotillion Club entertained Saturday night with their annual Guesl Night. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davis of Los Palos, Calif., have arrived here to visit their parents Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Branson and Mrs. Clara Davis. Fourteen senior boys were guests last night at a stag dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Dedman in special compliment to their son, O'Neal, a member of the graduating class. ling spy called "To Beat the Bond." There's another Mrs. Miller. This one is the wife of Mark Miller, of Please Don't Eat tha Daisies. As Bea Ammidown, she's a fashion editor, formerly with Harper's Bazaar, now Life. Bea is far from ethusiastto about Hollywood styles, though she loyally thinks that Pat Crow ley (her husband's on - screen wife) dresses very well, on and off television. "Most Hollywood styles are very bad," Bea Miller says. "The two big designers — Helen Rose and Edith Head — I like very much personally, b u t I don't care for their designs. I think the only good designer in Hollywood now is Jean Louis." She says that the picture Louis is now working on, "Thorough ly Modern Millie," should be a gem, fashion - speaking. It's set in the '20s and apparently Louis has been given a frea hand. I asked Mark if he was interested in women's clothes, too. "Well," he said, "I don't know how it happened, but I am interested in girls. So I'm interested in what they wear, too." Incidentally, Mark is now writing a play. The subject is — the mud business. And there really is such a thing as.ths mud business. Mark says it's a very important and profitable adjunct of oil well drilling in Texas. He used to ~vork in the Texas oil fields, so he knows all about mud. We have a mud business in Hollywood, too, but it isn't very profitable. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Page Six Tuesday, May 24, 1966 THE BbYTHEVILLS COURIER NEWS (THE COURIER N'EWS CO. B. IV. HALVES, PUBLISHER I1ARR* A. HAJNliS Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL D. 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