Thorns in the Bouquet America is simply full of warmhearted, unselfish people who give of themselves to many volunteer causes. Tiie United States stands alone among tlit nations of recorded history in the amount of aid and assistance people offer other people at no charge. You can start with churches and then run through all the non-profit, largely vol. unteer-staffed organizations, and see millions of Americans giving their time and money to causes which they feel will help the community and nation. The good they have done is immeasurable. The story is the same locally. Churches, the Mission, Red Cross, PTA's and all the rest. Their works are good. An example are the various athletic programs being carried on here for pre-junior high age boys. These programs constitute the principal physical fitness training for these youngsters, in view of the fact that public schools are (and should be) preoccupied with the task of supplying classrooms and teachers for a constantly, growing student body. However, it is fatuous to pretend that there are no thorns in this bouquet of volunteer efforts, fresh air and exercise. At least one Blytheville doctor reports that he counsel! with young* «r& each year who have suffered «m<v tional bleeding as a result of some form of organized pre-teen athletics. Thee* are not, as you would suspect, the better athletes. They are the younger, the slower, the not-so-talented youths who don't make or barely make th* team, even as a bench-warmer. Their trouble, it seems, is that they feel they are failures... at the age of nine or 12 years. No one may ever know, but the damage may be real and lasting. Of course, one answer to this particular problem is sanity in the approach to games for children. Adults, parents and coaches, must not thrill vicariously by the efforts, the wins and losses, the feats of children. If this happens, the game becomes an adults' game, not a children's game, and adults can be deadly and ridiculously serious about g*mes, for, as Thbreau noted, their games often confirm the desperation of their lives. It is well and normal enough for adults to seek relief from their desperation, but not in the games children play. In undertaking these programs, the community and those involved must remember that they are, after all, dealing with children. Of CtoU Our 'Fishbowl' Life I Show Beat b\< * Dick Kleiner Recent congressional concern about swop- Ing devices and invasion of privacy should serve as a reminder that most Americans already live in a fishbowl. Our society requires extensive record- keeping on every individual. This is a cradle- to-grave process that begins with footprinting the newborn Want and ends only with the cause-of-death notation on the death certificate. Over a life span, the dossier piles up-data on parents, medical records, school reports, intelligence and psychological test scores, job histories, credit information, and so on. Much of this information the individual gives up himself, often through filling out the Innumerable questionnaires that come his way. Most moderns are so inured to living in this fishbowl age they willingly disclose information about themselves which their forebears would have considered nobody's business but their own. One result of this sacrifices of privacy may come as a jolt. More personal data on the average Amreicna of today can be picked up by a routine check in a few days than scholars have been able to uncover about William Shakespeare—a well-known actor in his time- after four centuries of digging!—Albuquerque Journal. Stick To Your Last The government of the United States is a tripod, supported by the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court. Only if these three are separate, can the tripod remain standing. Chief Justiw Warren, therefore, acted unwisely when, in a speech before the American Law Institute, he questioned "some" of the 31 pending bills in Congress to end racial dis- criination on juries. His point was that states' rights might be affected. Mr. Justice Warren was called to account, we think correctly, by Rep. Emanuel Celler (D-Brooklyn), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Celler reminded the chief justice that some of these bills may eventually come before the court for a decision. In which case, the chief justice, hav- ing prejudged the issue, probably would have to abstain from deciding on them. The Supreme Court can maintain its role as arbiter only if it stands above issues. Its members should not prejudge them. Or, even with the best intentions, express an opinion that might affect the right of Congress to pass those measures it thinks best represent the public will. As Pliny the Elder so wisely said, "Ne supre crepidam sutor judicaret," which, when freely translated, means: "Cobbler, stick to your last."—Newsday. SOME of the new dresses can be worn forward or backward. Fine for girls who don't know whether they're going or coming.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 4 J 109 7 ¥9 U *A1088S WEST EAST 4.KQS54 *32 VKJ852 V1063 • 8 * 10 963 + KQ *J9S2 SOUTH (D) *A6 VAQ7* _ • AKJ52 North-South vulnerable Wert North East South 1* 14 Eble Pass Past 2V Pass Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Openinj lead— *K Way back in 1934 the late Walter Malowan was a youngster of only 49. He started an article in the Bridge World magazine as follows: "I have been openly and surreptitiously accused of making more no - trump bids than any three good players together. I do not deny this statement, but I do claim that there is a method in my madness." He pointed out that defense against no - trump if usually harder than against a suit contract and showed some hands that produced ho - trump games for him. His first example was a hand with which most players would have doubled two heart! and probably collected a 300 - point, penalty. Walter bid thr»« at • trump and won a two • game rubber. His explanation of the play was, "West led the king of clubs and continued with the queen. I allowed both to hold because I wanted to deprive West of any possible club exit card. West had to shift at trick three but he made it as hard for me as pos-. sible by leading his one diamond. I ran off my five diamonds after time out to collect dummy's ace and a small spade. West cashed two spade tricks but had to lead to my ace-queen of hearts to give me my ninth trick." - While Walter could have taken the first club or the second club h'is method simplified the development of the eventual end play and made the whole hand almost routine. . "It th* YOU tinting lib Mn. Mil 8.0SSAT AND CROMLfY IN WASHINGTON Peaceful Cuban Is Now Rabid Thorn in Castro's Thin Hide BY RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Sometimes the Communists push an ordinary, peaceful man too far. Then there's a violent reaction. Someplace in Cuba there's a man who first lost his business and his farm to Castro's Communists. Then his wife was fired from her job because she was a Catholic. He was put in a concentration camp but finally got out. His uncle was jailed. Most men would have given up at this point. But this man took on an alias. We shall call him El Toro, because that is not the name he took. El Toro began in a quiet way to do his part against Castro. He had been in business with international connections before the Communists forced him out. He had friends all over the world — in the Par East, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the United States. He knew hundreds of people around the world. So he began writing letters — slipping them out of Cuba. He would put one acquaintance in touch with another. He would get groups with information on Cuba to send letters and documentation on what's happening in Cuba today to these old acquaintances of his. He has been gradually working these people in a number of countries into anti - Communist activists. Take one example: A letter from an Indonesian man dated April 13,1966, posted from Surabaya and sent to a group in Sie United States which collects information on things that are going on inside Castro's Cuba, reads in part: "I have received your booklet j on Cuba today. Thank you very much. "I wonder, how could you get my name and address, but the most important thing, you contact the right person. "If you could send me more literature, whether it is booklet, newspaper, magazines or books, would greatly appreciate..." Similar letters are being received here from various parts of Australia, Canada, Argntina, 'Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, England, Africa and a good many states in the United States. Some say simply El Toro "asked me to write. He said you would send me information." Tbey all want more information on Cuba. They want 'to spread the word about what Castro is doing and how the Cuban people are living now. Some in Asia Latin America and Africa want this information to help fight the Communist infiltration in their own coun tries. Others seek ways to pass word to El Toro and his friends — to encourage these anti Castro Cubans not to give up hope. One writer in England says simply: "Over the years 1 hav» tried to let my friend know that he has not been forgotten by those on the 'outside.'" HOLLYWOOD (NBA) I am full of admiration for Claude Rains these days. I have a letter from him, written from his home in Sandwich, N. H., in which he telli about being very Ul for five months, with an operation involved. And then he writes: "I'm beginning to strut now, and it's possible I may go to India in August for a movie." Claude Rains is 76 - at least, that's the figure in The World Almanac. And you have to be a pretty good man to strut at 16. This is tiie awkward time of year for interviewing television personalities. It's a bit too early to see next fall's hopefuls, and last year's lame ducks are in clined to be bitter. John Ericson, who was Honey West's partner in crime fighting, isn't as bitter as some, but he isn't what you would call sugar • sweet, either. "The trouble with show business today," Ericson says, "is that nobody has any guts. Every body's scared to try anything new and different." He ttiinks one prime reason for Honey West's lack of success was a breakdown in communications between the actors and the creative staff and the network. "You've heard of the Great Wall of China?" he says. "Well, there's a Great Wall around the networks, too. We were told that the network didn't want any sex on Honey West — everything had to be neuter, neuter, neuter — and Ann (Francis) and I wanted to find out why. But we couldn't get to see anybody at the network to talk about it." He wants to do another series, maybe next year, but this time without a wall. Stephen Boyd says costume drama is much harder than playing modern parts. "Try walking down a street someday," he says, "and make believe you're a Roman. You the Doctor Says Most persons remain as well while traveling as 'when they are at home, but even a minor illness can take.all the fun out of your vacation. For that reason it is a good idea to have a physical checkup, including a dental examination, before you start your trip. If you plan to leave the country, ask your doctor about the vaccinations you will need. The United States Public Health Service recommends vaccination against typhoid, tetanus, poliomyelitis and diphtheria for everyone. This is in addition to a smallpox vaccination which must have been done within three years of your latest return to the United States and validated with the official stamp of your local or state health department. Failure to comply with this regulation may mean detention for up to 14 days. If you are returning from a country where cholera, yellow fever, typhus or plague are prevalent, you must also have valid proof of vaccination against these diseases. When planning your trip it is well • to consider the effect on your health of the area you expect to visit. If you have hay fever you will find a welcome absence of ragweed in Europe, Bermuda and the Virgin Islands, If you have asthma or other respiratory diseases a warm, flabJ* dinut* It recommend** Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. If you have a gastrointestinal disease or an easily upset digestive tract, your best bet is a cold climate. If you have a heart disease, high blood pressure or a circulatory disorder, you should avoid high altitudes. Some thought should also be given to your wardrobe. In hot humid areas your clothing 'should be light in weight and color, loose in fit and preferably linen or cotton. For high altitudes you must be prepared for warm days and cold nights. For cold countries provide yourself with woolen night wear-including a sleeping cap and bed socks. For any country it is wise to have a raincoat and a jacket or sweater. Take shoes that are well - broken in. If you wear glasses, carry not only an extra pair but also your prescription. , Wherever you go, you must eat. In most countries pasteurized milk is safe but to be on the safe side you should use only boiled milk. The sanitary standards of large hotels in most cities are on a par with those in this country but visit quaint little out - of - the -way restaurants at your own risk. You should avoid cream or custard- filled pasteries, meringues and salads. Stick to well - cooked foods except for raw fruiti that you can peel for yourself. Place for Dancing The term orchestra is origi nally derived from the Greek which meant a place for dancing In the ancient Greek theater, dancers and instrumentalists performed in a semicircle between the audience and the stage. 75 Years Ago -In Blythevi/f* Mr. and Mrs. John Osborne have returned from a vacation in Little Rock and points of interest in Texas. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Woodson and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McHaney left Sunday for El Paso, Texas where they will visit the Woodsons' daughter, Mrs. John Hudson, and Major Hudson. Miss Virginia Swearengen left this morning for Baton Rouge to visit her sister, Mrs. E. E. Smith, and Mr. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McWaters Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Max Logan and Mr. and Mrs. Harman Taylor were hosts to members of Club 28 and their guests at their monthly dance held at the American Legion Hut. have to walk like a Roman, talk like a Roman and act like a Roman. It's much harder thaa just playing a modern man — then, all you have to do is act, but you don't have to think about your walk or your costume or your speech." "Bob Dylan is a congenital amnesiac. He cannot or will not remember anything before th* day when Bob Zimmerman became Bob Dylan. He's rootless, and rootless people worry me." — Theodore Bikel. "The only reason for s man to get married is to have children.' Jacques Bergerac. "It's important to spend money when you need to, but it is equally important not to spend it when you don't need to. Many directors have a $7 million budget and wind up spending $12 million." — Director Robert Gist. "The only thing about The Fugitive that bothers me is that the whole thing is on my shoulders. By the very nature of our story, you can't have a friend of The Fugitive or a son of The Fugitive to take some of th* burden." — David Janssen. "Snow-clad" Nevada, nicknamed the "Sagebrush State" or the "Silver State," means "snowclad" in Spanish and was named after the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Pacific slope, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt Page Six Tuesday, June 21, 1968 IBE BLYTHKVTLLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. FLUXES, PUBLISH!* HATtRt A. RAINES Assistant PubUshcr-Edltof PAUL 0. HUMAN Idrerttilu Mansiei Sol? National AdTertlslat Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New fork, "Mcago. Djtrott. Atlanta. Mempht Second-class postage pajd at Blvthjvlllt, Ark. Member of the Associated pms SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythe* vllle or any suburban town when carrier service Is maintained 35c »<et week. SI.30 per month. B; mall within a radius 01 SI miles. 58.00 per rear 15.00 for ill niopths, S3.00 for three months, by mail, outside 50 mile radius tts.OI per Tear ni'ahle in advance. 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