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NCA, HEW: Go Home It is a particularly poor piece of timing for us but the North Central Association may begin accrediting (or not accrediting, as the ease may be) junior high schools. That is one of the items which is due to come before this body at its annual meeting early next year in Chicago. Right now, the NCA extends evaluation and accreditation only to secondary schools and colleges. There has been a movement afoot for some years now to survey the junior highs. Blythe- yille High School, for example, has NCA accreditation. Harrison High School, for example, does not. Accreditation is a good thing to have. It makes the school'* diploma more valuable and gives the school some stature. . .and if a prospecting industrialist finds you don't have NCA-approved schools you can forget him. Blytheville High School will be reevaluated during this school year. It should have no particular difficulty ' in obtaining a new certificate. However, another recommendation which is coming before that 1968 NCA meeting in Chicago, plus the normal growth of the school system may put BHS into a considerable bind within an- 1 other year or two. Delegates to the '68 NCA convention probably will be asked to vote on an important change in the pupil- teacher ratio tat secondary schools. At present, NCA schools are approved if they can show a pupil ratio of 27-1. This figure may be dropped to 20-1 by the Chicago delegates. But whether it is or not, the squeeze will be on Blytheville High School as larger and larger classes from junior high move into the BHS classrooms. Junior high enrollment was down this year due to a technical factor (seven years ago, first-grade enrollment regulations were changed, reducing the size of the class). The only other trouble on the horizon for this district's schools seem* to be temporarily in abeyance. Money has been so tight in governmental bureaus that Health, Education and Welfare guidelines have been desk-bound through lack of transportation funds. This is a happy turn of events for all districts, such as this one, which aren't hacking it, guideline-wise. But this latter matter can be remedied by a couple of Washington experts, a ruler, two pencils and a map of the district. That 20-1 ratio is likely to cost someone some money, though. Left to our own devices we could run a pretty good second or third-rate school here. . .if only we didn't have to contend with the likes of the NCA. Hollywood j; Highlights By GENE HANDSAKER Associated Press Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - From New York City to Monterey, Calif., towns are competing to lure film production away from Hollywood. Mayor John V. Lindsay's campaign has been so successful they're calling New York "Hollywood on the Hud- ion." With such inducements as streamlined issuance of permits, a recent tabulation showed 51 features filmed there wholly or partly in 20 months. A Florida producers association hopes to subsidize Hollywood production there. Oregon sends producers brochures ballyhooing its scenic attractions. So does Sonera, Calif., reporting current costs of renting horses, cattle, sheep and railroads. A Monterey, Calif., representative helps with hotel accommodations, hiring extras and finding locations. New Mexico has a movie-luring committee. Arizona eased its workmen's compensation law and Colorado its slate tax to encourage movie- making. A Wimberley, Tex., ranch resort sets free. offered to build IF n"S THEY'RE AFTER, LtT'5 ?ENt> TUEfA A. Of OtU One More Scandal One of the more reeking relics of Faugress not being preserved by the Rockefeller administration is the old medical system at Cummins prison farm. Deplorable would be a mild adjective for the conditions the new • prison doctor found upon his arrival at Cummins. ' Deplorable, too, was the unconscionable pride the Faubus administration took in running a prison system that made money. The full story of the profit—and the cost—of the prison system Is only now becoming clear. Part of the profit was literally extracted "from the blood of prisoners: A private firm made some $150,000 ts $200,000 t year on th« sale of prisoners' blood donations. The new prison doctor, Edwin N. Barton Jr. of Little Rock, also speaks of a good- sized drug racket being run by inmates under Cover of the same damnable trusty system • that arms prisoners. Sanitary conditions were what one might have expected from such a system: "Unacceptable," according to the doctor, who has a talent for understatement as well as medicine. The drug racket wakes things like the defective X-ray machine and faulty medical re- ports look like minor shortcomings. The X-ray machine, it turns out, was liable to send X-rays every which way when it was turned on. And the quality of the information available on the medical reports is illustrated by one entry showing 20-20 vision in a patient's glass eye. Rapidly retiring Superintendent 0. E. Bishop deserves credit for co-operating with Dr. Barron in his investigation, and for helping the physician clean up the mess. Though one wonders how all these scandals, which can only be described as flagrant, escaped BIOSSAT AND CROMLfY IN WASHINGTON Viet War Is Opening Door For Radicals' Pet Ideas Why? Money, mostly. Stimulation of thelocal economy and tourist-attractiong publicity. In Moab, Utah—population L_ !,100—where Paramount filmed "Blue" and "Fade-in" simulta- i neously this summer, the week- |ly Times-Independent ' reported: "Both bankers agree the monetary impact has upgraded the town's economy. Extra service has been established to falitate check cashing. Markets note an increase in bust ness over last year. the attention of the prison authorities all cago two mon n, s ago told this this time. ; reporter ttiey saw the war as One explanation is the state's dependence j the g r e a t e s: t opportunity in on—and even defense of—the trusty system many years to advance materl as it now operates. Apologists for it kept explaining how much money the state saved by entrusting convicted criminals with life-and- death responsibilities, which ranged from administering drugs to serving as armed guards. Now the full cost of this money-saving system is becoming apparent. The Faubus administration liked to talk about the progress it was bringing the state. Well, the people of Arkansas now have a clearer conception of what Oral Faubus meant by progress.—Pine Bluff Commercial. By BRUCE BIOSSAT | into Vietnam. They are usually NBA Washington Correspondent | in the vanguard of such stirrings WASHINGTON—(NBA) as the sometimes violent "confrontation" at the Pentagon Oct. 21. Were the war to end suddenly, its loosening effect upon U. S. society would be lost to ambitious radicals who recognize that they seldom make much headway except in times of great national stress. They might then try to throw greater weight into the urban If the war in Vietnam ended tomorrow, it.evidently would be a keen disappointment to many American radicals who today are assailing it fanatically. Radicals in attendance at the New Politics conference in Chi- ally the radical social causes they and others espouse. Their basic point is simple: They believe that this war, as no other in recent history, has stirred such controversy that it has loosened the fabric of American society, has made assault upon established government Many nonradical U.S. observers, fearing to be charged with resurrecting the wild-swing- 15 Years Ago —In Blytheviffe Mrs. Loy Welch was a guest when Mrs. H. G. Partlow enter- t *u« !..*« Wlien mrs. n. \j. rtuuutY ciiuci- the Red label to anything done | ' these days in the name of the/ New Left. The cliche of the! day is that New Leftists regard j ™ r! : 01d bills ar being paid, almost all businesses confirmed, and they are oftc" ••-'•' direct with Paramount checks." Druggists, barfie.... motels and restaurants profited from the 200 Hollywood visitors and daily hiring of 100 to 125 local extras. Fiddle players, square-dance callers and wran- jlers were recruited through the state employment department. Pay ranged from $15 a day for walk-through extras to $20 for horseback riders. 'I wrote checks totaling about $500,000, including $100,000 for the construction of sets," says Joe Kenny, production manager on the project. "We hired a lot of kids who were finishing high school. They made enough money to outfit themselves and have money for college." Movie companies are required to remove sets built on location. But for $1 Kenny sold a Mexican street set on state land to a rancher, who planned to re- erect it on his own land and rent it to movie companies. "That saved us $1,000 to $15,000 in removal costs," said Kenny. Warner Bros.-Seven Arts' "Bonnie and Clyde" left more than $400,000 in and around Dallas. Locally hired extras got about $40,000. Townspeople are delighted to turn actors, but a studio official warns them not to start if they can't bear sitting around, waiting, sometimes in atrocious weather. Three films are on location this week in New York and one each in Miami; Selam, Ala.; Bracketville, Tex., and Sedona, Ariz. But, says the Moab weekly: "Motion picture filming business doesn't come accidentally—a town must go after it." A Moab committee visits Hollywood annually to extend invitations and distribute color brochures of the town's red-rock scenery. old ' Mrs. Fred Bean and daughters Martha and Linda and Mrs. John Lane and daugh- Nell and Km 'madel Swearengen left today "square" and could not care .™<% h ££ ^"to visit MrT. WHO iS racial struggle - which is tear- ing on New p ol jti cs said pri- in a th« Amisripan fahrit* in nHlPP ' _. .«• :i u u. - _._.:„,,_ ing the American fabric in other ways. Here the more thoughtful U.S. since the New Politics conference showed them dramatically that black power radicals are willing to allow white participation in their undertakings on- JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 4K87S 463 + A1 WEST EAST CO) •JS732 VAK8 OAQ9 - «KJI 4.1095 *Q»M» SOUTH 4.Q95J ¥ J 4 108754 + KJ6 Both vulnerable West North East Sonth 1N.T. Pass Pass 2+ Past 1* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 10 opponent opens one Bo-trump, you bid two dubs to show both nnjor suits. In the back-in position you don't need much of a Ijand to make this bid. The La,ndy convention made it possible for today's North to reopen safely after East's notrump passed around to him. and proceeded to make four odd with some mild help from the defense. Declarer won the club lead with his jack, returned to dummy with the ace and led a low heart. East rose with the king and proceeded ta play ace and one spade. South won in his hand led another trump to dummy's king, ruffed East's ace of hearts discarded one diamond on the king of clubs and finally conce- authority respectable, and thus ty on black extremists' terms, has opened the door to radical change on many fronts. Talking of this in Chicago, one radical saw the discontent j over the war as the most golden moment since the Great Depression of the 1930s fanned the I South responded with two spades I ded one diamond trick. Bridge experts use numerous special artificial conventions for one reason and one reason only. That reason is that they want to win, and they know that they can't win without them. Every one needs an ace showing method. Blackwood is the most popular but there are others that have one thing in common. Each one is better than no convention at all. In response to no-trump, we all use some artificial set of responses, and against no-trump we need sme artificial method to get into the bidding. The most popular of these is the Landy convention, named after Alvin Landy, the man who ran the American Contract Bridge League for the last 20 aren't going to to tht «»m« without Alvin around to keep things going and to keep every body happy, or at least M happy as possible. The Lanay convention it a si- mp!* one. Specially, when •" flame; of radicalism in a then bewildered nation. Radicals who hold to this view plainly welcome the turmoil of demonstrations and the torrent of criticisms which have plagued the Johnson administration since our heavy military enlrj The white radicals who today privately welcome the ripping effect of the Vietnam war have another deep concern. They concede that they are glad to have the chance to "use" the war discontent of millions of ordinary, nonradical Americans to further their own drastic antiestablishment objectives. But they worry that they themselves may be used mistake to underestimate the labors of dedicated Communists at that conference. This man, himself stoutly anti-Vietnam war and antiracial discrimination, sees many of his radical fellows serving as dupes for anti-American Reds Wiio work cleverly and persistently in the emotional chaos engendered by these controversial issues. The "innocent" radicals,(Sien, warmly hail the opportunity for massive change they think Vietnam and the racial struggle have brought. To the great American middle, their goals seem wildly unrealistic. But, in a curious way, they are pro- by dedicated anti - American j American. Many extremists, Communist elements in both the I black.Red.or both, strike them antiwar and black power groups as just the opposite. less. But one influential radical j who attended toe Chicago meet- j ^ - . . ,. , .1 Mrs. C. W. Garrigan, Mrs. IfSL^^J^iJ^'Rosco Crafton and Miss Betty |Harber left today for Fayette- By Wayne G. BrantJstidt, M,D. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association (Last of Three Related Articles) i long does it last? What kind the Doctor Says Q — I have heard that death may be caused by a combination of alcohol and barbiturates. Is this because, when intoxi- of doctor is best for it? A — This is an inflammation of one or more nerves. It may be caused by poisoning with lead, arsenic, alcohol and oth' cated, a person is likely to take er chemicals; such infections as an overdose of barbiturate? | diphtheria, leprosy, German What about taking muscle relaxants after drinking? A — Although the worst results of taking barbiturates after drinking are due to taking an overdose, the combination is always dangerous because both drugs are nervous system depressants and the alcohol more than doubles the depressant action of the barbiturate. Some muscle relaxants contain barbiturates and others are liver poisons, just as is alcohol. All of them, like alcohol, are depressants. Therefore, although little i» known specifically about their effect when combined with alcohol, I would advise that they be used with great caution, if at all, when you have had a few drinks. Q — What is neuritis? How Blythevlll* (Ark.) rourl«r News Tuesday, November 7, 1967 Pages* measles, typhus and typhoid; pressure on the nerve by a tumor; injury; poor circulation or a vitamin B deficiency. How long it would last depends on the cause and how promptly corrective measures are applied. A nerve specialist would be able either to help you or prevent your wasting time and money following false leads. Q — My husband has had pol- yneuritis for nine months. It has paralyzed his arms and legs and he has constant pain Is three any cure? A — There are several types of polyneuritia ,- acute febrile, anemic and Guillain - Barre'i syndrome, ta name three. The treatment would depend on the cause. Q _ My brother, 35, has a motor neuron disease for which there ii no cure. Are thert any dos or don'ts that could slow the progress of this disease? A - Disease* that affect tht motor nerves (various forms ville where they will spend the weekend and attend the Arkansas-Rice football game. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Blankenship entertained at the Blytheville Country Club with a bunco party in honor of their daughter Monya's birthday. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy CUK El*rTHETnM.B COURIER NKWS THE COUttlBh NBWS CO. B. W. HAINES r.'BU.SHF.R HARRY A HAINES GENS AUSTIN Advertising Manager SnJe National Advertising Representative Tallaoj Witmer Co. New fork, Chicago Detroit Atlanta. Memphis Second-class portage paid at Blytherille Ark. Member of trie Associated Prett SUBSCRIPTION RATES 8y carrier In the city of JlytBe- nlle or. any suburban town whert carrier serrtc* Is maintained 35e IKV week Si .30 p« month. Rv man wltliln « radlns ai to miles. 18.00 per rear 13 00 for its months. S3.i"i for thte* months, by ma!I, ontslde 5C mile ratlins C 18-W nir rear payable In advance. Mai) STibsrrlplioint are not acccpt- nH ID (own< and eltlei where Tb* ron rf er News carrier nerrice la maintained Man subseHptJoni are navable In adT«nc«. NOTE: T>ie Cnnnet 7***t unmet ao responsibility for photograph* mar.nscrlpts. engraving! or nut* tart with It tor possible unhlteatlo*. Ports of Call Answer to Previous PUZZI* of neuritis and polyneuritis) result in weakness, paralysis and wasting of the muscles supplied by the involved nerves. If your | brother has a type for which! there is no cure, there is little | to b« done but, before you give . up hope, you might consult the j nearest rehabilitation center, i Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brand- _ stadt cannot answer individual j letters he will ans-wr letters of general interest in future columns. 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