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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 31, 1966
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The Legislative Load How does it happen that a bill with the implications of Act 148 of the 1965 Arkansas Legislature can be passed through two houses and slide across the Governor's desk with scarcely a soul aside from a few members of the in- crowd, knowing its intent? Even the Governor admitted he was not fully informed on the bill which created comfortable pensions for members of certain state commissions. "I'm not surprised that this happened," a member of the Legislature commented privately last week. "The only surprising thing is that this doesn't happen more often." Why? During its 60-day session in 1965, the Arkansas Legislature lent formal approval to a staggering 1,227 items, or something more than 20 per day. The total included 677 house bills, 49 house resolutions, 35 house joint resolutions, 386 senate bills, 10 senate resolutions and resolutions. These are not, bear in mind, pieces of legislation considered. This represents only those items which received favor- abie action. Back to 148, Mississippi County's Kenneth Sulcer and Senator Lee Bearden didn't vote on the matter. It was Sulcer, now a gubernatorial candidate who made the revelation of the various features of Act 148. With 20 roll calls per day (more than that on many days), it isn't difficult to miss some of them. "You never really know when these things will be called up," a legislator explained. "If you are known to be unfriendly to a certain bill, they may wait until you're out of the chamber before calling for a vote on it. After they call it, you have a minute or two to flip through your digest of bills and try to figure out what it's all about. Usually, most of the legislators rely ,on the committee report. If the committee approved it, chances are it'll go through unless there's a big fuss about ; it and it's been in the newspapers for several days." The committee which approved 148 is liberally salted with lawyers and this fact, some legislators feel, helped 148 get through with no discussion In other words, this committee is held in high esteem by their fellow legislators. Printed and bound, the official work of the 1965 regular session of the Arkansas General Assembly may be examined in two volumes, each of which is about twice the size of the hardback version of Gone with the Wind. They must weigh in at around four pounds each. They contan only official action. They do not contain the budgets of the various departments. They do not include those bills which were given serious consideration but which did not pass. There probably is not one legislator in 10 who could give even a foggy description of 75 percent of the acts which became law. It is doubtful that the average man, with average intelligence and average reading speed, could consider 20 to 40 pieces of legislation a day, determine their intent and recall their specific features. One legislator candidly told a friend recently that he couldn't remember how he voted on Act 148 because at the time he thought it to be merely a re tirement benefit to be extended to only a few commission members who would draw it only after long service to the state. If, as one observer of the state political scene put it, things would be even worse were it not for the Arkansas Legislative Council, then it may follow that an even stronger Council might contribute to a considerably better situation. The Council may need a larger paid staff. It may need more active work by Council members. It may need more funds. In short, while the Arkansas Legislature has been instrumental in giving the state many of the legal tools which have led to better education, transportation and health and social services, the Arkansas Legislature has neglect- to modernize the Arkansas Legislature. "Wow! Here's One That's Going Down!" ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••k I Sbow Beat by Dick Kleiner u Of OtU What Price Glory? 8I05SAT AND CROMUY IH WASHINGTON Monk Uses Regional Jealousy To WeldAnti-Ky Organization HOLLYWOOD (NEAV I ran into one of the DTs Displaced Tarianiles — got the whole awful story of how things are going in Brazil, where they're shooting the NBC television series for next fall. Rafer Johnson, the ex-Olympic great, spent nine months there. He did two Tarzan features before switching over to the television end of things. "The first night," he said, "when we drove into the motel the company was staying at, the mosquitoes attacked the car." Then things got bad. He says everyone was sick from the water. Their friends in Hollywood sent them CARE packages of easily digestible foods. There was rain and heat and snakes. There was "The Brazilian Blues," a kind of creeping lethargy which struck them all. "But I'd go back for another nine months," Johnson says, "because the country is so beautiful and the people are so warm and friendly." Johnson says he's an actor for keeps now. He turned down many offers for professional athletics — football, basketball, baseball — "because somehow I never wanted to play sports for money." Incidentally, Johnson is sure he could have won the Olympic decathlon title in '64 — as he. did in '60 — even though he had been out of competition for four years "With only three months of training," he says, "I could have won it that year." - Of all the world's men in high places, we ' "-'can think of none who should feel the sharp, -bitter sling of ignominy so cruelly as Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba. He has sold his people's " freedom and independence their prosperity and "happiness, and his own soul and self-respect i f or a mess of pottage brewed in the Soviet Union. * ••• • In the nights when he is alone and awake, he must groan in agony for the betrayal of '••-'-his people, and, at the same time, must trem- -'- ble for fear that even the puppet power Rus- -'•sia has accorded to him wi!l be taken away and that he will be banished or destroyed. Bible depiction of the tortures of the doomed must be reenacted in the brain of the Cuban rebel who sold his countrymen into bondage. There is one man who is no longer with us and another who is here who must share some of the blame and should share much of the ignominy that has coiled itself around Premier Fidel Castro like the slimy tentacles of a giant octopus. The late President John P. Kennedy and Kennedy of New York, knowingly allowed the rapacious destruction of the Monroe Doctrine, which guaranteed the protection of nations in the Western Hemisphere. Having once forced Russia to withdraw its missiles from Cuba, the two Kennedys failed to go further, which in time permitted a further buildup of Russia's war potential in Cuba. Now, at a time when the flow of gold from the United States to other nations has aroused serious concern in high places in this country, columnists and news detectives Robert S. Allen and Paul Scott have disclosed that Russia has prostrated and looted Cuba, an island lying less than 90 miles off the United States coast. It was reported that Cuba's pre-Castro gold reserve of $250 million had been transported to Russia in Soviet ships over a period of months. What is the price of Castro's transient halo of glory and what is the price the United States must pay for allowing the sabotage of the Monroe doctrine?—Monroe (La) Morning World, his brother and chief adviser, Senator Robert By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) There are several reasons why the Buddhist groups associated with Thich Tri Quang and his associated Buddhist leaders have been able to raise sudi a large storm in Viet Nam: 1. They are concentrated heavily in a relatively limited coastal area of central Viet Nam. 2. They are organized. 3. Their leaders have a fine sense of political' timing and of public relations. To really understand some of 1 Add to this, Gen. Thi is an the forces at work it is neces- able general and administrator. sary to look psychology. Vietnamese JACOBY ON BRIDGE XORTH tl 4KQJ93 4>A42 WIST BAST (Not SnowiO (Not Shawn) SOUTH (D> 4>KQ5 VKQJ96 <V72 + K65 Neither vulnerable West North Cut Sooth IV Pass 2-4> Pass 2V Pass 3V Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* Q. Once more the East and West hands are not shown because our column is about Soutn's problem at trick one. He is concerned with the last two letters of the codt word "ARCH." He starts by Counting his winners and finds that he •;has plenty of them but he also Counts four potential losers — tthe three missing aces and one club. "• How can he make the hand? The defense has started by knocking out one of his top clubs and will proceed to knock out the other one as soon as they get in with one of their aces. If South had plenty of time he could knock out the ace of trumps, draw trumps, knock nut the ace of diamonds and discard his club loser on one of dummy's high diamonds but South d«e« net have that much time. He can't (tap to May trump but must work on that club loser immediately. /•The simple way to handle the dub would to to attack diamonds. The play would succeed if diamonds were to break 3-3 but the odds are against 4. Some Buddhists do feel they haven't received the political appointments or the military promotions they deserve and that Catholics have been favored. 5. Tri Quang and iiis associates have latched on to a popular movement and that has nothing to do with Buddhism. By careful planning they began their public drive immediately after the removal of Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi, popular com ...» .,,„»„., „„.. „ ...manding general of the I Corps, or better and clubs must gojwiiich covers much of central around twice. The odds favor Viet Nam. third spade and ruff his last club in dummy. What does he need in the way of breaks for this play to work? The spades must break 5 - 3 that nice a OQQS flic agaill&l dl uuuu imuc. *uc. UUU3 ICTYUI : • •• break and South I these breaks s oSouth's correct I Militant Thi followers and should try to find a better play, j technique is to win. the first club He finds one when he looks at in dummy and lead dummy's the spade suit. He can knock jack of spades. Of course, he out the ace of spades, discard will go after trumps as soon as one of dummy's clubs on his I he has ruffed his last club. 0 1*4 Ir MM, I* "He soyj X Ae can ran f Ac RANCH frtm WnAimfoft, rVr «« /.» (At VMA AMI ' these Buddhists have joined ii a common battle against Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's shaky government into Vietnamese consider themselves as "northerners," "central Vietnamese" or "southerners," depending on where they were born or where their families traditionally lived. Whether a Vietnamese is promoted or gets a key post often depends on what part of Viet Nam he is from and from what part of the country his superiors are from. The northerners are from the general area of Hanoi and points north and south. The central Vietnamese are from the Hue-Da Nang area and the surrounding countryside. The southerners are from the delta areas south of Saigon. The present government is said to be dominated by northerners. Ky is a northerner. Many of the Catholics are northerners. A clique of the generals came from the north. Gen. Thi is a central Vietna mese. So is Tri Quang. The central Vietnamese are proud and excitable. They feel they deserve better things. Thre is » continued — usually silent — underground battle between the central Vietnamese, the southerners and northerners. — what's worse, they recognta me out of make-up." Buzz is going to Louisiana t« work in Otto Preminger's "Hurry Sundown." He and his wife, <ya, have bought an island in he Cayman group, and they )lan to fly over from Louisiana or weekends — Kya is a pilot. Young and magnificently clean cut, John Davidson is about to embark on his biggest adventure — he'll host a musical variety show that will fill in Kie summer months for Andy Williams on NBC. Davidson is 24 and hopes that he'll learn something important about himself this summer — "What kind of singer am I?" "All the other singers," he says, "are definitely one kind or another, ballad or rock-and- roll or folk or jazz. But I sing everything." He'll sing everything on the siiow — everything except protest eongs. "I don't particularly like protest songs," he says, "either musically or morally. The real truth is they bore me." Davidson has bought a house in Hidden Hills - "I figured 1 shouldn't have to wait until I'm married to have a house" but there is one problem with it. "Don Drysdale (toe Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher) lives next door," Davidson says. "And Don has a couple of bulls — and they smell." Burgess Meredith has been a brilliant actor for years, but he has never had the public recognition he gets now — as Batman's funny foe, The Penguin. "All the kids want my autograph," he says. "And the thing that shatters .me is they want me to sign 'The Penguin' A' good many Vietnamese believe he is sincerely interestd in bettering the lot of the people. There are some American aid men, State department and military officers who share that opinion. I This is colorful. He was connected with coups against President Diem. He has a rapport with officials, military officers and enlisted men and ordinary civilians. As I Corps commander, he had begun shifting military men out and civilians in as provincial governors. He pushed the civic and econom ic help programs. So,the removal of Thi caused an outcry among many civilians, officials and military men. Some army leaders are more loyal to bim than to the central government. These various factors have welded a variety of groups temporarily at least into a common anti-Ky movement and a political situation U. S. officials are attempting to ameliorate. The political situation has grown so disturbing that U. S officials are now calling for advice on men whose methods they had considered too unconventional. It's not clear whether they can puil the fat out of tiie fire at this late date. the Doctor Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne 6. Brandstadt, M.D. 15 Years Ago -In Blythtvill* Mrs. William Wyatt has been named president of the W.S.C.S. of the First Methodist Church, it was announced today. Other officers include Mrs. Hugh Whit- si.t, Mrs. L. E. Old, Mrs. George Pyles, Mrs. C. A. Cunningham and Mrs. Elton Kirby. John C. McHaney was elected president of the Lion's Club yesterday to succeed Dr. J. E. easley as the club chose officers and two directors to take office July 1. Others elected to serve were E. M. Regenold, Joe Trieschrnan. Miss Marge Hale has arrived from Sophie Newcomb College to be the summer holiday gues. of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hale. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Day announce the birth of their second child, a son, born May 28 at Memphis aptist Hospital. The camel originated in North America about 40 million years ago and then spread to South America and to Asii. Camels hava been known to go without water for 17 days and survive. They can carry a load of 500 pounds 25 miles a day ft* three days without a drop of drinking water, THE BLYTREVliLI- COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. 8 W. H.1INES PtlBl.lSHEsV HARRY A. HAINIJS Assistant Publishrr-Edltor PAUL D. HUMAN . Adverllsinc Manager >. National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New Torn, "Mcaso. Djtrolt. Atlanta. MeopU Second-class initiate paid at Blvthetllle Ark. Member of the Associated Prnu SUBSCRIPTION RATES BJ catriet In the cltj at uljttf Title or any suburban town when carrier service U maintained 3Sc v*l week. S1.50 per month. By mail within a radlui of N miles, 58.00 per year J5.00 forjitt months. 53.00 for three nonthi, BJ mall, outside 50 mll« Ttfllui llt.OI per Tear na"»hle In advance. Mall subscriptions are hot accepted In towns and cities where Th« Courier News carrier serrlc* u maintained. Mall subfcrlptlonff l» parable in advance. So NOTE: Tne courier tvews misuinei no responsibility for photogrlphi manuscripts, engravings or (nuts left with It for possible nubUcatloa This and That Answer to Previem r»unl> j A — "Non • reactive" has re I placed "negative" on reports Ifrom most laboratoris- Such a: report is rendered when a per-! son has never had syphilis and when a person's syphilis has been cured. W?iat causes adhesions i is based on finding the causative | Q _ ^i lat j s tne cau se and at are the symptoms?' germs in scrapings from syphi- [ treatmen t O f s i a litis? Are there liu. ,A,»C ™* M, hir,nH t»<c ! any ba( | after effects? Q — and what A — Following an abdominal operation the cut surfaces inside the abdominal cavity may stick to an adjoining structure, the inner surface of the cavity, or a loop of intestine. In most cases there are no symptoms but sometimes the adhesions form a bandlike constriction that obstructs the intestines in one or more places. Such an obstruction would require an operation to free the adhesions. Any other abdominal symptoms are more likely to be caused by an injudicious diet or the abuse of laxatives than by adhesions. Your surgeon now has improved ways of preventing a recurrent!* of adhesions when an operation to free them becomes necessary. Q _ How can * person tell whether «r net he has iJthi|iiT What treatment can be given for this disease In a nerson wo is allergic to penicillin? In addition to penicillin, biotics tetracycline and chlor- amphenicol will cure the disease if the treatment is f iven early in its course. Q — If a person has syphilis would it affect his children mentally, physically or both? A — A man cannot transmit syphilis to his offspring directly. If he infects his wife, she will transmit it to her child unless the disease is discovered and treated - preferably before pregnancy occurs. Syphilis of the embryo or fetus often leads to miscarriage. A child born of a syphilitic mother may show signs of ttie disease at birth but syphilitic deafness, blindness and mental damage are not usually seen until the child is in his teens. Q ^U a blood Ust for syphilis in reported ai mm - reactive does this mean a person has had syphilis but can no longer trans- ait UK dliem to any** 0*1 A — Sialitis is an inflammation of a salivary gland. Aside from mumps and poisoning with mercury and other heavy metals- it is rarely seen. The treatment would depend on the cause and th extent of the damage would depend on such factors as the amount of poison involved and how promptly effective treatment was started. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne 6. 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. Blytlwvu> (Ark.) 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