The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 30, 1966
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That Fierce Flame Within ".•• Thoughtful, well-expressed sentiments are not as common as crabgrass, but like that noxious weed, they are found in the darnedest places. Also like crabgruss, they sometimes are vaguely disturbing. Take for example that •letter Sports Editor Ed Hayes received and printed Friday from a young man •who signed himself only "Blytheville Boxer." We thought we'd given the boxers a pretty good show. \Ve deplored the fact that the boxing team (which as the young warrior points out once included 175 boys) was homeless. We challenged Blytheville's civic spirit with the idea that providing a place for .these young men to train and to hold an occasional boxing show would be a fine thing for fulfilling the old cliche that a busy boy is not often a bad boy, and all that sort of thing. Sg .for heaven's sake, didn't that about satisfy the requirements of the situation? Well, maybe this was going through the motions of satisfying it, but, as Blytheville Boxer points out in his letter, the 175 boys remain without a place to box. Blytheville Boxer, darn him, awakened old guilt feelings. His letter comes on with the naivete which is the virtue only of the young. "You don't know how it is," he .Writes, "to be in the ring on Saturday night and be announced as a member of the team. It gives you a feeling of assurance and then you fight your heart out for everyone in the arena. It makes you want to be a responsible member of the Blytheville society, Working for a better boxing team and a ^Jo ^Jk better town." In the first place, boxers, whether in Blytheville or Barstow, aren't sup. posed to be articulating ideas about "responsible members of society." Not even football players should be so knowledgeable. Boxers are supposed to knock people flat and then say something like, "Duhhh." But here's one who isn't playing by these rules. He's proud of his boxing team ("Some were white and some were colored, but we worked together as a team should."). He's proud of hia city ("We're proud of the name Blytheville especially when we fight out of town."). He wants, evidently, to be a part of this city ... an active part, and if that means being a member of its boxing team, he wants that. And as you might suspect, lie's not giving up ("We're still looking for a new home and won't stop until we're in the ring again."). So this is a problem which won't go away. Blytheville Boxer has laid the matter squarely on the conscience of the community. This is his home; he's proud of it; he literally fights for it; he loves it. Maybe Blytheville Boxer is an unimportant citizen of this town, but forgive us if we can't see it that way. H£ holds in those oft' bandaged hands esprit de corps. It's important, though nebulous. It's too valuable to dissipate. In a youngster it's too fine to kill or let die. It is our hope that this fierce flame which burns within Boxer's heart never expires. It's the sort of thing men write books about. / : Show Beat I Dick Kleiner Vu ir'i IAJ£'U HAVE VOTIN6 ft SooM AS I FlNKH TH?to (letters to tie editor ire welcomed. They are subject to edltintf however, and must be signed. Dear Sir: :'. You published a "Letter to the Editor" in your Tuesday, May 24th edition which was' signed "A Discussed Taxpayer". -= The writer suggested that Representatives Autry and Day publicly explain or apologize for their votes in favor of Act 149. The writer termed this Act, "Then Pension-For-Pals- Plan". I do not take exception to the writer's apt terminology of the Act, or his distress with the Act's intent and purpose. I twas bad legislation and, I believe, indefensible. From telephone calls I've received, it's evident that many people have credited me with authorship of the letter. Certainly, they have a logical basis for their speculation since I'm slotted against Mr. Autry in November's general election. Possibly, I should be quiet and take credit for the letter. However, I want to make it dear that I do not send letters to the editor with a request to withhold my name. Sincerely, Ed Allison 1317 East Ash ' Blytheville, Arkansas Dear Sir: ^ The May 25 issue of the Courier News published a news item referring to the success of the Sixth Improvement District project, in which the taxpayers are contributing directly to the fund. Taxpayers at the opposite end of the Moul- Slgnattires will not be printed at the request of the writer. No letters will be returned) trie, at Ruddle, have similarly paid to have a lesser improvement made to their streets. I , refer to their paying the city to have parts of Ruddle and Moultrie oiled. These property owners will not be as fortunate in getting the full value of their money because of less civic-minded persons who deliberately removed the barricades which the city placed in the streets until the oil had properly set. Several cars and trucks, including a local plumbing truck, stopped, removed the barricades, and drove on through, apparently unaware that they were violating a city property. Wouldn't it be a terrible waste of money to proceed with the Sixth Improvement District project and then have all of that expensive paving ruined by some unconcerned person who removed the barricades? But then surely the city would impose a fine upon the violators of "that misdemeanor committed on that project. Is not this identical situation? If so, the license numbers of vehicles running this barricade might possibly be furnished to the city so that the owners might be reminded of their errors. Mrs. A. J. Curtis BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Douglas Enlists Vote Magic Of Adlai E. Stevenson III the polls as now seems likely high sources indicate that he al several reform bills, including measures affecting conflict of By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. CHICAGO (NBA) The important 1966 struggle jetween Illinois Sen. Paul Dougas and Republican challenger Charles Percy is tangled up with ,he rising fortunes of Adlai E. Stevenson III. One of the late, elder Adlai's „ __ three sons, this 35-year-old state to Democratic Gov. Otto Ker- j ey f orces nave tried in vain to ed state Senate. Stevenson also endorsed a leg- most certainly will find himself interest and lobbying. They all on tile escalator taking him to- bit the dust in the GOP-controll- ward major political office. The word has been quietly passed here and there that Ste- jsfative"colleague,~Abner Mikva, venson would be marked in for as a June 14 primary opponent 1968 either as the Democratic against incumbent U. S. Rep challenger to Sen Everett Dirk- Barrett O'Hara in the 2nd Illi sen or as the successor nominee nois Congressional District. Da HOLLYWOOD (NBA) There ire two kinds of exploitation. And Mrs. Elva Miller is the victim of one kind — a spiritual exploitation — and I hope everybody stops before she Is hurt. Mrs. Miller is the middle-aged woman whose record of r o c k- and-roll songs, done in a quavering contralto, is a big hit. Admittedly, it is funny — temporarily funny — to hear her sing these songs. It would be equally funny to hear Petula Clark attempt a coloratura aria. But the tragedy of all this is that Mrs. Miller does not know people are laughing at her. At least, she didn't know the day we met, when her first question to me was, "Can you tell me what this is all about?." Mrs. Miller Is a wonderful woman, who has been taking care of a sick husband for five years. Her only joy, during that time, has been singing sacred songs and making records of these for herself and her friends. She has a rich voice and sing well — in her own milieu. But she realizes she is out her depth in rock-and-roll. (Her she differs from Florence Fos ter Jenkins, who thought shi was a great singer). She hai never listened to rock-and-rol at all. "I don't understand what's happening to me," Mrs. Miller says. "I just made that record as part of Mr. (Lex) DeAzeve- do's experiment. He wanted see if legitimate singers could sing rock-and-roll." DeAzevedo is a Capitol Rec ords A & R (artists and reper toire) man who produced Mrs JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 4 1053 30 * AK843 #874 WEST EAST (Not Shown) (Not Shown) SOUTH (D) A AKQ37 V J43 * 72 *AK8 Both vulnerable West North East Sonfli Pass 2 A Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—*- Q. .44k .The columns this week wii take up declarer's problems a trick one. The East and . Wes hands won't be shown most o the time because declarer doe not get to see them. You start with the code won "ARCH." Analyze the lead am note ttiat West has probably le< from a queen - jack combina tion. You hope that it wasn't a five - card or six - card suit You Review the bidding anc note that your opponents were unable to contest.- You Count your winners and losers and see nine potential winners and four potential losers. Then you ask, "How can I make this hand?" Three of your four potentials losers are in hearts and you note that you have a chance to ruff your third heart in dummy. You also not* that you have time to do tills because West has failed to open a trump but, lite-trump suit yourself U you want to ruff the third heart. You note there is some danger attached to this play. If West has led a five - card diamond suit his partner will be able to trump a second diamond lead, but you can't help that. If diamonds are going to break 5 - 1 you just aren't going to make IT begins to appear that Atlanta will need most of the 25 years of rent the Braves contract provides to pay the cost of landing the team. That is unless the Braves decide to move elsewhere in a few years.—Green Bay Wis., Press-Gazette. this hand with any line of play. Therefore you decide to go after that heart ruff and lead a heart at trick two. You plan to win anything that your opponents lead back and to play a second heart. This will give you time to ruff your third heart in dummy irrespective of how the defense goes been able to hearts before any trumps hav been played. since you have get to work on representative is running now for state treasurer — at the request of the worried Douglas. There is no way to foretell, of course, exactly how much help Douglas will get from the already proven magic of young Stevenson's name. But these things can be said: Douglas himself thinks enough of the possible rub-off effects to want Stevenson to campaign with him from the same platform. Illinois sources say Stevenson will comply. Douglas* reasoning is understandable, since there is a very strong prospect that young Adlai will lead the entire state ticket next November, just as he led all state legislators in the wild at - large scrambel for the Illinois House in 1964. If Stevenson does as well at ner. Kerner would like a third term. But no one in Illinois history has ever gained one. Furthermore, there is disenchantment with Kerner among some top Illinois Democrats since he ran more than 600,000 votes behind Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Even though it is widely agreed young Adlai would have preferred a second term in the Illinois House, a place on the state tickt will give him useful exposure. And the job, now a four-year-term spot, offers a good platform for wider ambitions. Stevenson's independence as a political performer has nettled Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley more Kian a little. As a budding lawmaker, he tossed in ; j-v r Written for Newspaper We L/OCtOT JCI\K Enterprise Association get Stevenson to modify tha support. Yet Daley is too much the realist not to appreciate the possible long - term value to the party cause of a man with Stevenson's evident vote magic anc independent record. Boss • types often like to have what an observer onced caller. "high - minded stiffs." When Illinois National Committeeman Jacob Arvey chose Stevenson's father, the senior Adlai, for the jovernorship in 1948, he had :hat partly in mind. But Paul Douglas, troubled, especially by private polls which show him sagging in Chicago suburbs where previously h e has done very well, is counting on Stevenson's short - run value n 1966 and it could be very substantial. daughter makes faces almost continuously. Her father slaps Ter when cCip Hnpc huf thic nrtlt, M.D "Your son is a mongoloid." j Some learn to read fairly wel but none are able to master This is what a doctor lold the mother of a 3 - year - old boy. The child had had a severe attack of pneumonia at the age of 7 weeks and had had to be revived several times. The mother wonders whether this could have caused brain damage as her son doesn't learn very well. His mental deficiency is the •esult of his mongolism rather than his pneumonia. Mongolism, which occurs once in every 1,800 >irths in women under 25 years of age, and somewhat oftener in hose who are older, is now be- ieved to be due to damage to he chromosomes in the germ cells that formed the child. \here is now strong evidence hat heavy exposure of the moth- r to X rays or working around adar equipment by the father s the cause of the Chromosomal disease must, considered con- e IMS i» NU, i, "WArt scores me fa— he wants tht IMV Tijuana fast/ amage. The lerefore, be enitai hut not hereditary as it not carried forward genera- on after generation. Although all mongoloids are omewfiat retarded mentally, there is a wide range of variation in their intelligence quotients — from 20 to 70. Those with an IQ over 45 can be taught to care for themselves. even elementary arithmetic. Until recently it has been hard to recognize this condition in some victims until they started school but it can now be detected much earlier. Q - My 4 - year - old son weighed 4 pounds 11 ounces at birth. The doctor said his nose wasn't fully developed. His breathing was very loud and he had trouble breathing while lying down. His nose has run ever since he was born. What can be done to help him? A — Any baby weighing less than y-k pounds at birth is classed as premature. Such infants have trouble breathing in the first few months of life but usually outgrow this. Your doctor should determine whether your son's nasal discharge is; caused by a low - grade chronic infection or an allergy. If he is taking iodides this could also be the cause. Q — My 7 • year - old grand- makes her worse. What causes this and what should be done? A — Your graddaughter probably has a facial tic or habit spasm. The cause is usually emotional tension. Since thi movements of this child's facia muscles are involuntary and unconscious, punishing her for them does more harm than good and shows a complete lack )f understanding of her problem. Encouragement in a more re- axed environment or consultation with a child psychologist should be of some help but in many persons the tic persists throughout life. 75 Years Ago ~ln Blytheville L. E. Old Jr. was elected president of the lytheville Association of Life Underwriters at the groups monthly meeting at the Ho.el Noble Saturday. Members of Mrs. Lillian Crank's sixth grade of Central School presented an exhibition of square dancing for members of the Country Club Saturday night. Those performing were Nelia Woods, John Trumball, Melba Jones, Charles Rickey, Mary eth Marr, Anita McWaters, Marvin Alexander, Otis Hardin, Lavada Crim, Jimmy Brimhall, George Ann Byrd, Jimmy Lee Hall, Mary Jane Seymore, Sally McCutchen, Edwin Cure, Mary Tarver Stevenson, Sammy Kay Shields, Susan Huffman, Mike Terry, Lucy Caudill and Don yrd. Daniel H. Caldwell of lythe- ville is a candidate for an A. ,B. degree a. Duke University's 99th commencement June 4. Judy Porter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Porter is ill at ber home with measles. Miller's record. It seems obvious that he conned Mrs. Miller into doing the record under the guise of his "experiment" and was laughing at her all tha while. Anything, in the record business, for a buck. Fortunately, there is a bright side to this sordid story. Mrs. Miller will benefit financially from the record, and she can use the money, "For five years," she says, , "I have been dipping into our savings to pay the medical bills for my husband. And those sav- ngs had been for my old age." The money had come, originally, from the sale of her bus- band's interest in his family's wheat-and-cattle ranch near Dodge City, Kan. "I'm now hoping to establish a medical fund," Mrs. Miller says, "to pay all the bills. And then I'll be able to build some security for my old age." Then perhaps, she can resume her "hobby," which she had to abandon when her husband became ill. They used to help out music students at Claremont Col lege — they live in Claremont, Calif. — with money for extra lessons and for their recitals. So something good may come out of what they are doing to Mrs. Miller. Already, she has had a trip to Hawaii — to promote the record. And she is scheduled for an appearance on Ed Sullivan's Show — "I'll wear the only long dress I own." But I hate to think of how Mrs. Miller will feel when she learns the truth — the only "experiment" she is a part of is :o see how much money she can make for them. Now, though, she doesn't enow. Her only worry now is about her house and husband, since she has to be away so much. "I only hope," she says, "that :ome kind soul will take pity on me and weed my garden." IRE BLYTHEVILLI COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. I1AINES, PUBLISHES HARRY A. 11AINKS Assistant Publlshrr-edltot I'AUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manages ole National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New fork, 'iicago. 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