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Grudging Consideration As an ideological thing, we »r* dp- posed to laws or the lack thereof which lead to the employment of fellow human beings at a wage calculated to commit them to the meanest of materialistic living Whenever » national minimum wage law has been enacted in past years, it has excluded workers •who probably need minimum wage •'legislation the most —those engaged in the cultivation and harvest of crops. The people who do this work are a- ~mong the nation's least skilled, least "enlightened, least productive, least motivated, most abused and ignored. Just as Republicans are against, ! Democrats, so is the Farm Bureau a• gainst any move which would raise the : level of income for farm labor. There : is nothing: sinister about this, it's just ~ene of those things which happens, as •"•the night follows the day. We have nev- ' Applauded the Farm Bureau for this "stance on wages, but their current op; position to a proposed $1.15 per hour : minimum for farm workers, is worthy of consideration, even if grudgingly ; given, which it assuredly is. Today's hand work on the farm lo- .eally, is a piddling thing. Those who . are doing it constitute the truly grey areas of the labor pool. They include women, children, cripples and the aged. Their low productivity is in keeping with their low wages. Not many are bread winners, because you can't earn much bread as a hind laborer in agriculture. Most are engaged in farm work as an opportunity to pick up a few extra dollars. These extra dollars are important, however, as Mississippi County Union Mission Supt. Paul Kirkindall (who dealt wttk thousands of these p«6pl« annually); will be quick t6 tell you. It would be better fbr th« people involved in field work if they were paid a better wage. It might be that a decent field wage would attract more produe* tive workers and thus enhance th* position of the farmer. However, thin is doubtful. It is doubtful that mor« productive farm hands are still hanging around this area. Certainly thera is no reason for them to. If one must starve he can do it more gracefully in sunnier climes, we would think. And so, though generally sympathetic with any move which would improve the lot of these wretched people, we have some fear that a $1.15 an hour minimum might work to their disadvantage by depriving them of what little hand work they now are able to find. It is a moot question, for example, whether or not it is better for Mississippi County to have its short strawberry season each spring and pay field workers low wages, or have a high minimum farm wage and no strawberry harvest at all. This alternative hasn't been offered as far as we know, but it would seem to be a reasonable eventuality. There remains however, the thorny problem of wages for the hand-worker (and the agricultural industry does not stand alone in failing to meet any sort of minimum). Perhaps the best to ba hoped for would be a lower hourly minimum which would escalate over the years, thus giving time fbr changes in both the labor which might offer itself for this work and technology on the farm. m Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD-(NBA) - After all these years of heart-tugging dramas, Belle Davis is going to try a little rein-tugging. She is making her very first western, an episode of CBS' prairie perennial, Gun- smoke. "Why? One very good reason," Bette said. "It's a good script, a really good script." In fact, she says it's a better scripts she has had tossed her way lately. Perhap because in recent years she's done mostly ghoulish films — "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" and "The Nanny" — she's received many offers to do more of the same. "But I will never, never do another film like that," she says. "They're cheats. They lead the audience down tlu garden path and then do a switch. And that makes them very hard to play." There are a couple of parts she would like to play, however. These are roles she has long on the boat and, when the ship docked, there was a huge crowd on the pier. '"How wonderful,' Mrs. Lincoln said. "They remeher me." But what she didn't know was that the crowd had come out to welcome Sarah Bernhardt on her first visit to the United States." Until parts like this comt along, she'll do things like the vengeful widow on Gunsmoke. Next she'll have fun being tht Red Queen in a television adaptation of "Alice In Wonderland." She still 'likes working, but she says it simply isn't as much fun as it used to be. She thinks the atmosphere in Hollywood today is too businesslike. She remembers the days when the studio was a place for fun and games. There was the time she was shooting a picture and had a day off. So she dressed up like an extra and went to the studio and spent the whole day getting in people's way — but nobody recognized her. She has tried to bring same of sought and she has tried .for that spirit back at CBS Studio years to get scripts written sue- Center, where Gunsmoke shoots. FA5VUON NOTE \M PAR\S Of OtL» No Rare Bird Like the swallow and the bluebird, there is another harbinger of early summer amongst us. He is the Sorethroated Kerchui (Oreganus Sinus Infectus). His call is a plaintive: "Snif- •= lie-snuffle-HONK-ker-CHOOEY!" Distinguishing characteristics of the Sore- throated Kerchui are red-rimmed, weepy eyes, a generally dreary expression, a hoarse, raspy - voice and a red beak tenderized by countless ^wipings and blowings. A common bird (none too bright), he made a common mistake about 10 days ago. When it appeared that summer had really arrived he worked up a lather in the garden, got a chill and before you could say "Please pass the Vix!" he was a victim of his own folly. He can be found almost anywhere—in offices, shops, and even theaters. A group of Sorethroated Kerchouis has a vulgar habit of calling back and forth in a movie theater, ta the annoyance of the other birds. (Still, he has a curious influence on the other birds, and he works fast By the time the movie is over the Sorethroated Kerchuls have a dozen or so converts.) Recommended care and fedeing includes a bland diet of assorted pills, inhalations, lozenges and home remedies. Build him a comfortable nest, treat him kindly and in a few days he will be magically restored to his original state—a bird sometimes known as the Clear Eyed Warbler.—Portland Oregonian. meditations" "For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."—Matthew 7:8. > * * We often pray for purity, unselfishness, for the highest qualities of character, and forget that these things cannot be given but must be earned.—Lyman Abbott, American author. JACOBY ON BRIDGE votia AAQ10C TOST 497S 5*08* 4AQJ *J863 CAST »J97S •SSS* •OUTBID) +SJ84 VAK82 *QJ Both vutoeraHe Wot North Bart SMtt INT. Pat* S* ¥** 3* •Plus 4N.T-- P«s 5* Dble. P»ss Faa Bdbte. Bass 64 Paw FMC North was on hit way to a slam after his partner responded two spades to the Stavman two - club bid. His use of Blackwood was a check to make sure that his partner would hold an act. He could have held an ace- lew hand with enough str*ngth for the opening no - trump. After Frank WMibacb of Cincinnati who tat South responded five diamonds to the Blackwood call, something new at added. Watt opened bis mouth and said "Double." That type double of a Blackwood response is fine when designed to tell your partner what to lead. It is dofnrtfht silly whn you are going to be on lead when the bidding it war. North patted the double to ste wfcit Frank would do. «oma Mopte with Frank's hand would bm sjiotd otf at fiva spate but Frank Is a man who likes to bid. Tn spite of the fact that tht double bad clearly narked th« diamond ace in back of him, Frank redoubled to show second round diamond control and North jumped to six. Frank hag long been one of our best dummy players but he needed all his skill plus the information given by West to bring this one home. He drew two rounds ef trumps led a heart to dummy's queen, cashed the king of hearts, ruffed his low heart in dummy, came to his hand with a third trump and discarded two of dummy's diamonds on his last trump and the ace of hearts. West discarded the queen ef diamonds on the last trump but had run out of discards when Frank led the last heart. He let his three of clubs go. He hoped Frank would play him for the blank ace of diamonds, but no one gets far trying to fool a player of Frank's caliber. Frank ran off four clul tricks and conceded a diamond trick. By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspap'r Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) There's an unreality about student marching and protesting against student deferments. If a student doesn't think he should be deferred, he has no problem. He can keep from having a deferment simply by not applying for one. No one forces a deferment on him. If he already has applied for and received a deferment, he may ask to have it canceled. He can even go further and volunteer for military duty. There's a harsh surprise likely in store for most hardworking students at any campuses where protesters succeed in getting •"•*' 0/05S4T AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Each Student's Worthiness Determines Draft Status eessfuly. So far, no luck. One is the fiery evangelist, Aimee S e m p 1 e McPherson. "But," she says, "I doubt if we can ever get her on the screen. Can you imagine them letting us do a scene of her going to preach right after having an abortion?" The other is Mary Todd Lin- Ota. Bette Davis thinks maybe new script has licked the roblem of getting Mrs. Lincoln n scenario form and she has igh hopes for this project. "There's one scene I want to o so much," she says. "It's a rue ttory but few people know Years after her husband was ssassinated, she went to Eur- pe. She was lonely and bitter, he came back to New York college officials class standings. not to report A physically fit student who is not a parent is normally 1A unless he secures deferment. He receives that deferment only by convincing his local draft board that he personally should be deferred in the national interest. Convincing requires proof. Most local draft boards up to now have accepted as sufficient for deferment a statement from a youth's college that he is a full time student doing satisfactory work. But if draft calls continue high — and run at 30,000 to 40,000 a month or more, regularly — then draft boards obviously are going to have to find more young men. They'll have to go tougher on college student deferments. * * * Each student application for deferment is decided individually. While each local draft board makes its own decisions, it obviously must make those decisions in each case on what's in the student's file in its office. If that file shows nothing about where a student rates in his class, the board is likely to assume this means the young man rates low. Otherwise he's have gotten his college to send Written (or Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. bones in his legs. What is the cause of this disease? Is it hereditary? A — The cause of osteosar- coma is unknown. This is a very malignant type of cancer but it is not hereditary. radiation than most tumor I Q _ About a year ago I had cells, healthy cells are also a complete hysterectomy. Although microscopic examination of the removed uterus the Doctor Say* Q — When cobalt treatments are given do the cabalt rays destroy only ihe tumor cells or do they also destroy healthy cells in the area? A - Although the healthy cells are more resistant to ir- damaged by rays of cobalt-60. That is why the placement of the needles and the duration of the treatment must be carefully controlled. Q — What is i y ,n p h o s a r- coma? Is it related to leukemia? A — This is a type ot cancer that may be found in different parts of the body. Another name for it it Hodgkin's disease. It resembles leukemia in that it involves the lymph nodes and is sometimes characterized by a high white blood cell count. Q - What are the symptoms of bone cancer? Can you have this without having cancer In any other part of the body? A — The cymptoms vary. There may be pain in the bone and a hard swelling or the bone may become eroded and break with a minimum of trauma. Somt cancers start in a bont and spraad to ether parts later but many bone canctrs art an offshoot from an Initial csnctr ta tome distant part. Q - My father died of a sarcoma that affected the showed the presence of cancer the doctors believes he got it all but he wants me to have a checkup every three months. How can a Pap smear show whether the cancer has spread elsewhere in my body? A - The Pap smear will not show cancer in other parts but should be done to determine whether there is any malignant change in the operative scar. If such a change is found, prompt removal or cobalt needles would give you the best chance for a cure. Your checkup should include a physical examination as well as a Pap smear. Q — Can a girl who has grad uated from high school with average grades be classified as an idiot? Her stepfather insists that she is. A - Using the term "idiot" loosely is a popular indoor sport but not one to be taken seriously. A true idiot has an IQ of M or tots and is not ablt to dress, feed or bathe herself. V you called a true Idiot by that name she couldn't care less. in his class standing. In the absence of his class standing report, therefore, the local board is probably going to refuse his deferment, unless he has taken the college qualification test and done well. If a * * * student has not taken file college qualification examination and if there's nothing in his file about class standing, his board has little or nothing on which to base a deferment when comparing him with other full-time students doing satisfactory work. Thus if a college doesn't send in a young man's class standing, or if a young man doesn't secure it from his college and send it in himself, no one is hurt except the young man. The lack of the class standing report doesn't slow up the work of the draft board. It doesn't prevent the young man from being drafted. It may mean he'll be drafted when he wouldn't be otherwise. 75 Years Age -In Blythevillt Mrs. Leonard Oldham and Irs. Wallace Hoke entertained 'ith three tables of bridge at le Hoke home in compliment o Mrs. Henry Davis, now of Dos Pablos, Calif., and a former Blytheville resident. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Sanford Joone, Mrs. Albert Taylor and Miss Frances McHaney. Mrs. W. H. Stovall is spend- ng three weeks in Los Angeles, ialif. Max Usrey left by plane to- lay for Logansport, La,, where le will attend the wedding of lis nephew, Gordon C. Russell, imorrow. Mrs. H. I. Hunter of BIythe- /ille has accepted a position as lietician for the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital at Kennett. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Black and daughter Betty left today for •(ashville, Tenn., where they ivill spend several days. John Singleton Mosby, the Confederate cavalry leader noted for his daring exploits as a ranger and a raider behind Union lines during the Civil War, went back to his law practice after the war. He alienated many of his friends in the South by entering politics as a Republican and supporting the candidacy of u. S. Grant for the presidency in 1872. The origin of gin was medicinal. A 17th century Dutch professor of medicine produced it by accident by distilling spirits in the presence of the juniper berry. By 1792 Holland was producing 14 million gallons of gin, exporting 10 million gallons to England. The French name for the juniper berry wat genlevre, which the English eventu- 3ne day,.with a few hours off setween set-ups, she went next door to the Gilligan's Island set. With the connivance of the director, she sneaked into a scene when the seven regulars on that show were sitting around a table. Sheplopped herself QB Sim Backus' lap and said, looking into the camera, "Hello, every body. I've been shipwrecked." Miss Davis says she would hate to be starting he areer now, in the present state of the entertainment business. I don't think I'd be able to do it," she says. "Nowadays, your first chance is your last chance. You don't have an opportunity to flop first. And people need to flop a few times — I did." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt Page Six Tuesday, June 7, 19M THE BLYTHEVn I,» COURIER NEWS FUE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. HAINES, PUBLISH!* HARRY A. 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