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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 20, 1966
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Arkansas First "•"- State Senator Doug Bradley of Jonesboro Friday expressed a fear which we can only hope is unfounded. A move, Senator Bradley said, to merge Little Rock University with the University of Arkansas may work against the effort to grant university status-to Arkansas State College. Earlier in the week, a special University of Arkansas committee had submitted a recommendation that the University and Little Rock University give serious consideration to a merger proposal which would result in an extension of the Fayetteville campus to the populous Pulaski-Jefferson county area. If this proposal comes to pass, Senator Bradley said, then university status for Arkansas State may be defeated "by arguing that there are plenty of public university facilities available in Little Rock and Fayetteville ... and there is no need for a university at Jonesboro. Senator Bradley recalled that two years ago, the university absorbed old Arkansas Law College in Little Rock and thus spread itself a bit thinner. Doubtless, he envisions the argument that what with adding a new branch to the law school and a new undergraduate study campus, funds will be too scant for the state to contemplate university status for Arkansas State College. Actually, there is no reason why this must be true. There is every reason why Little Rock University should be merged with the University of Arkansas and why Arkansas State College should be given university standing. ~ Arkansas has three economically vibrant areas: the Fort Smith-Fayetteville sector; the Little Rock-Pine Bluff segment and sprawling Eastern Arkansas, anchored by Jonesboro, Blytheville, West Memphis and Forrest City, all cities of growth and potential. Each of*these areas should have a state university. There is nothing at all ravolutoia- ary about extending a university campus, such as the proposed incorporation of Little Rock University. California pioneered in this and its publie education system is second to none in, the world, which covers a bit of ground, now, doesn't it? This technique has been and is copied time and again as state universities make their resources move accessible to more people. Milwaukee, for example, has far more people in close proximity than does Madison. Charlotte, N.C., has many times the potential students of Chapel Hill. These cities have branches of their state university. The pattern has been repeated over the United States. It should be done in Arkansas. State Universities at Fayetteville Little Rock and Jonesboro would give the state's people a fair shot at a college education. It isn't as perfect as having a state university just down the street, you understand, but geographically the distribution is almost ideal. More and more, however, it becomes clear that the state is long past the time when it should reorganize its system of higher education administration. In Arkansas, we have a University element and a State College element (and probably an Arkansas Tech factor and a State Teachers College activist front). Each of the two primary schools has its president, its board of directors and fights for its causes. How much more sensible it would be to have a single board of trustees for all state schools with a single president —who would be headquartered neither at Fayetteville nor Jonesboro, but possibly Little Rock. In this way, the state might get not what is best for the University nor what is best for State College, but what is best for Arkansas. I Show Beat \ by \ Diet Kleiner Vita* Of Pouting Over the Liquor-Spout Possibly the cheapest display to date of pure spite; of contempt for railroading in general and the public interest, was the wildcat strike of Long Island Railroad trainmen on the issue of no beer for workers, cocktails for executives, at luncheons. It's regrettable that for safe train operation, beer has to be denied across the board to engineers, etc., on the chance that even one, or any small number, may be vulnerable to afternoon daze. To imply that executives, though still on duty at a "celebration" luncheqn, are in anywhere near the. same close relation to protection of passengers, is ridiculous. You have to go considerably further to strike an analogy: Imply that so many get consistently stewed or fuzzy in mid-day as to impair the safety-rule fabric itself, and maybe the railroad's very integrity. (We aren't recommending, however, any such mid-day indulgence in any degree, for anyone who has to keep on the ball.) With things going as they are, it's nevertheless likely the next "contract" will put management on the teetotal side, no matter what the occasion, during any working period. The great sigh of-relief that then will rose from anxiety-ridden passengers, ever fearful that the superintendent will stagger into a cab and take over the throttle, should create a low-pressure system that will decisively end the northeastern drouth and wash out several bridges.—New Orleans Times- Picayune. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH JO ; £ AAJ5 VA83 <»J2 + AK1054 WEST EAST A1098643 AK7 V106 VJ97S • 85 4109743 4862 *73 SOUTH (D) AQ2 VKQ4S 4 AKQ8 + QJ9 Both vulnerable West North East South IV Pass S* Pass S 4> Pus 3V Pass 4* Pass 4 A Pass 6N,T. Pass 7N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—410 In the thirties the partnership of Walter Malowan and Sidney Rusinow was one of the best in fte world. Sidney, the younger by some 20 years, is best remembered as the inventor of the-Rusinow leads which are currently achieving popularity among today's experts. •"Baiter's death at the age of 83 means little to the current crop of players. Hi» last tourna- niisnt play was in 1944 but he continued to play rubber bridge at J*ew York's Regency Club after Oat. Walter was always an over- bidder and loved to play no- trump. He was set many times but tbert it no telling how many no* he mada where anyone •lie mold hive stopped at a part icon in a wit. In the toali of the 1M4 Grand National Matowaa'i team played Mtnvt OnttM Jaeottf* *«» known as the Four Aces. The Four Aces won as- they usually did in those days but Malowan ami Rusinow gave them a scare wisn they bid and made a grand slam which was missed at the other table. Walter and Sidney used the Culbertson four no - trump. The Blackwobd convention had not reached eastern bridge circles at that time. Unfortunately, you tlOSSAT AND CROMUY IN WASHINGTON Want to Work? You Better Have Law Income Parents! needed at least two aces to try a Culbertson four no • trump Without them Walter jumped to six no - trump over his partner's four - spade bid and Sidney went on to the grand slam. Sidney based his decision on the fact that he thought his jack of diamonds would be a valuable card. It sure was since it gave Walter his 13th top card trick. Without it, he could still have made the grand slam on a squeeze, but it is far better to bidsure grand slams than those which require a lot of play. By RAY CROMLEY Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) The other day a 16-year-old girl set out to find a job to earn money for college. She went to the state employment office to register. She filled out forms and was interviewed by three employment specialists. She had excellent qualifications. When it was all over, they asked what her father did for a living. She told them. The employment people said her father earned more than the maximum set in President Johnson's youth opportunity program. (The maximum is $4,685 for a nonfarm family with seven children, or 51,900 for a family with two children.) The President's push, they said, is to see that poor youngsters get jobs. Though these rules don't apply to private Industry, private firms are being asked to co-operate in giving priority to these youngsters from poor families. So the employment people told the 18-year-old girl from a non- poverty family to come back when school was out and fiiey'd try to find her something. They (•Wit. MM*. •WJbofever Aoppwerf to tht didn't hald out much hope. A few days later a man phoned the girl's father at the office. He wanted to say he'd recommend Sie girl for a job. He needed young people wifh her training. "But," he said "you know we're bound by these restrictions. You know what I mean." "You mean her family must poor?" "Yes, which means we can't hire the people we need. But we're waiting to see if they won't ease restrictions." Some of us talked over the problem with a personnel officer in a major agency. He didn't have an answer. "If you find out," he said, "let me know. My son is in the same boat." We talked with the vice president of a company. "I .don't know what to say," he answered. "My daughter's looking for a job." * * * As this piece was being written, a man called in to say he had just received a letter from a Princeton alumni group. The letter reported that numbers of Princton college undergraduates who depend on summer jobs to stay in college had been ! turned down. So far as the man could tell, the turndowns were because the Princeton men had parents who earned more thsn the maximums. The push is on to help the underprivileged. This is fine. But fathers say their 16- or 17- can't find jobs — especially in areas where federal or state employment offices dominate. These middle - class young people are supposed to be provided for by their parents without working. Maybe they can be. * * + But this lack of work is doing something to the sons and daughters of middle-class parents. We see these young people in our nighborhood teen club. Thy have money from their parents in their pockets, a car, largely paid lor and maintained by their parents — and nothing to do. They get in trouble and their family pastor visits them. Some donate some of their time to volunteer work. But a lot jusl hand around wherever they can hang around. We're apparently determined (o force our young people into idleness unless their parents are poor. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) "You'd better get over here, quick," the man from United Artists said. "Jack Lemon is kicking Judi West." Since I get a boot but of kicks as much as the next fellow — or, conversely, since get a kick out of boots much as the next fellow - I hopped in my trusty Volvo and I was at the studio before you could say, "Pointed Shots?" This was a big scene for "the Fortune Codkie." In it, Lem6n had discovered that Miss West had returned to him .just because he had come into a lot of money. Her contact lens had fallen out and she was on her hands and knees looking for it. This presented him with an alluring target, so he was supposed to kick her in the kickee and send her sprawling. Lemmon was warming up on the sidelines with a little leg-swinging. "This is the moment we've all been waiting f6r," one of the technicians said. Apparently, Miss West had not endeared herself to the crew and most of them would have liked being in Lemmon's shoes — or, at least, his one active shoe. Director Billy Wilder demonstrated what he wanted. It turned out he had in mind not so much » kick as a shove, with Miss West ending up prone on her stomach. "Let's run through it," Wilder said. Walter Matthau stood throughout the scene, holding a glass and watching the proceedings with a sardonic air. Judi got down on all fours. Jack delivered his preliminary lines, then placed his foot on the appropriate spot and shoved. "No," said Wilder, "Too rough. I want it gentle, ever so gentle," "It doesn't bother me," Judi says. "It didn't hurt." "I'm not worried about you," Wilder said. "I'm thinking el the .picture, Mrs .Gefahrlich. Look, Jack, If you Kick tome- body in the bottom, it doesn't have to be rough." Wilder enjoys giving hit players nicknames. He kept calling Judi "Mrs. Gefahrlich," and later I looked the word up in my German • English dictionary and it means "dangerous." They ran through it once more and then Wilder said they would shoot it. The first take seemed all right to us Off-stage kick- watchers, but W i 1 d e r wasnt' happy. "Look, Mrs. Gefahrlich," he said. "Don't move your behind so much. I'm surprised Jack could even reach you." "I'm pretty good at hitting moving targets," Lemmon said. It took a few more takes before it was shot. Then they had to shoot it from another angle, with Judi in the foreground, and they squirted tears in her eyes from a bottle for this scene. When it was all over, I collected reactions from the participants. "It didn't hurt at all," Judi said. "I didn't even wear anything special underneath. If you're an actress, you have to do things like this." "All in a day's work," Jack said, with the air of a boulevar- dier. "1 hope the people laugh at it," Wilder said. "I think it's funny, don't you?" Sure it's funny. It was funny even when Charlie Chaplin did it. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt Page Six Monday, June 20, l%6 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Pat Hearn and Nita Rose Hall will return tomorrow from Hot Springs where they have been attending the Grand Assembly of Rainbow Girls. Chip Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fendler, left yesterday for camp near Gatlin- bug where he will spend a month. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Huddleston and children Martha and Leroy left this morning for Estes Park, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson and son Harold Jr., of Marianna were the weekend guests of relatives here. Mrs. Clair Miller and son Buddy have returned from Hot Springs where they attended a family reunion. IHE BLYTIUVILL* COURIER NEWS CHE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. RAINES, PUBLISHES RARRX «.. RAINR8 Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Managei Sol? National Advertlslnf Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New Vork, "Mcago, Dltiolt. Atlanta, Mempbli Second-class posrace paid at BlvtheTlIle. Ark Member ol the Associated Prwa SUBSCRIPTION RATES R; carrier In the elt; of BlytkK rllle or an? suburban town when carrier service Is maintained Me M«f week. S1.30 per month. Bj mall within a radlut of 14 miles. $8.00 per rear $5.00 for ill months, $3.00 for three months, by mall, outside JO mile radius IIS.OO per rear D»«Me In advance. Mall subscription* are not accepted In towns and cities where Tht Courier News carrier serrtc* U maintained. Mall subscription* in parable in advance. NOTE: Tne courier wew usntntti no responsibility for photograph* manuscripts, engravings or mat! left with It for ponlbl* pnbUettios, Big City Aritww to -PreviewPurf*. the Doctor Says The inabiity of some married couples (an estimated 10 per cent) to have children is a source of bitter disappointment. An even greater sorow is felt by those who lose an only child and are unable to have any more. If this is your problem, two courses are open to you, either of which can be very rewarding. You can apply to your county welfare department to be foster parents or you can adopt a child. Some couples who act as foster parents grow to love the child so much that they later adopt him. Whichever course you choose, you must want very much to share your love with a child whose need for that love is very great and the desire to take the child into your home and heart must not come from one foster parent but from both. In fairness to the child you should never take this step to try to patch up a shaky marriage. Don't forget that the child has no voice in this decision and that he is the one who will suffer most if the love you thought you could give him Ms. If either adoptive parent Is over 45, the step must be weighed very carefully because, even with the best of Intentions, you up with M Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. infant's needs too exhausting, that the noise of a crying baby is intolerable or that the worries involved are taking too much out of you. Furthermore, the chances Kiat you will live to see him cast his first vote, although good, are not as good as with younger parents. These are some of the reasons that foster care and adoption agencies are so cautious in screening prospective parents. Surveys have shown that adoptions are much more successful when fiiey are screened by a responsible agency. The motional maturity and the success of the marriage have been found to be more important than the educational level, religion, or economic status of the prospective parents. Another factor in any successful adoption is a strong belief (regardless of whether it can be scientifically proved) that environment is more important than heredity in bringing up » child. Once you have adopted him should you tell him he is adopted? Most authoritiei agree that he should be told when he reaches the age of 4 or 5 but the telling must b casual, preferably in answer to Ms questions. A ilBDla ttDLffiiti be given without any show of anziety over his reaction. Many an adopted child is proud to have been "selected" rather than unceremoniously dumped into a household. ACROSS 41 ComposittaD for eight (var.) 44 Thickened soup club B Grand 11 U.S. president 12 Hindu 47 Bovine stomach divisions' balli 15 Blood vessel ie Painters' It is not known when the first direct blood transfusion in humans was made but up until the last quarter of the 19th century only 347 human blood transfusions had been recorded. There were 129 cases in which animal blood was used. Blood transfusion was considered only a last resort until the turn of the century when Karl Landsteiner demonstrated human blood groups and their compata- bility in transfusion. 53 Tailed. M World (hMebaJIV 55 Slumbers M Tears asunder yi Travels. DOWN 1 No one .... JHottelriw 24 Heroic in sctte 3 Ground Fata 30 Hawaiian wppei- (ol.) SI Intelligenf 4 Credit 82 Htrem room S Two-yew-old 34King (Latta) 17 Biblical city 18 jam 22 Obtains 25 Exclamation of disgust manila mf* 42 Put into cipher 43 Kind odlaoi 44 Enlisted persons (abj 45 Employer « Additional -48 Copied

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