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WbrtKy. If Timid, Cause " Bob Hickman, a pleasant, earnest young man, was In town last week to speak to « session of the Blytheville Life Underwriters Association. Mr. Hickman is president of the Arkansas Life Underwriters and evidently has taken on something of t project for his year, or years, in office. He would like to see an amendment to the state's insurance code -d heaven only knows it could stand something. ' Today in Arkansas, the requirements for selling life insurance are simple. You must have $3 (the fee) and five cents (the cost of the stamp to send the fee to Little Rock). Under this arrangement, Arkansas has been able to license convicted felons and anyone else with the three dollars who took trouble to apply. '•••- During the 1965 regular session of the Arkansas Legislature, an attempt was made to make a tiny change in the insurance code. This change would have required a written examination prior to licensing. Although this request was both innocuous and sane, the Arkansas Senate hung it up, probably at the behest of some of the key wheeler dealers of the state's insurance lead- -'ership. Some argued that It would be r ,unfair for a life insurance agent applicant to have to tmvel all the way from Blytheville or Texarkana to Little Rock to take an examination. It would b« » bother, but there is the matter of pr*. tecting the Arkansas taxpayer and it doesn't seem too unreasonable to inquire if a prospective agent knows the difference between term insurance and 2C-pay life and can read and write. Now, Mr. Hickman evidently feeli he has sold nearly all the power figures in the state's special interest insurance group on the beneficence of the examination requirements. In 1967, he hopes to see the State Life Underwriters again attempt to get a one-line amendment into the statute to the effect that the State Insurance Department will prescribe a written examination for those who wish to sell life insurance. Although we feel Mr. Hickman'i approach to the matter of screening life . insurance agents is far too timid, we wish him Godspeed. Perhaps, acting on his efforts, earnest, young state association president* in years to come will develop more sophisticated amendments to th* state Insurance code in order to offer greater protection to a buying public which too often has its gullibility exposed by laws which fail to make any sort of effort to protect Of The Plague of Snoopers Show Beat • by '•••" Dick Kleiner I Privacy hat alwayt been «xpens!ve; but It is perhaps becoming impossible at any price. •; Every bit as alarming as the electrons devices are the psychological tests said to be made by 60 per cent of all U.S. companies in investigating a job applicant. They subject him to grilling by a psychologist who may come up with a report that he is a homosexual or a wife-beater. They put him through a lie detector test that will force him to confess every petty misdemeanor he has ever tommitted. They send private eyes to ask his neighbors if he drinks too much or if nil wife has a lover. Not only applicants for executive posts but would-be milkmen or store clerks suffer these monstrous invasions of privacy. And landing the job gives a man no security from the snoopers. His office may be bugged, his home tapped. Some of tbe devices in use can be concealed by a tieclasp or cufflink. This dreadful plague of spying on private lives, which makes nonsense of the so-called rights of man, is spreading. In view of the fact that the government agencies themselves may be the biggest customers for lie detectors and bugging apparatus, the remedy it far from obvious.—Financial Post • WHtN wi> UTIIE KURD _ liM ftXJT/Cf * The Principles Involved :..The Western mind Is staggered by the prospect of Orientals burning themselves to death, apparently as gestures in support o! principles. • Were the victims Americans, the pseudo- psychological society would immediately brand them as deranged insane or the victims of an unhappy childhood. They would probably.be right. '- The Oriental mind has always been an enigma to the Westerners. It remains even more so today. .' One has no basis for comparing the normal Oriental mind with the abnormal. Most Americans were weaned on tales of Nathan Hale regretting that he had but one life to give for his country. We tend to admire human sacrifice, even when it is for an alien principle. Even though applause for human sacrifice is a denial of Christian teaching, sympathy still builds in the Western mind. Yet this sympathy should not cloud the realization that there is .another principle involved in the American presence in Viet Nam. Perhaps some of the Orientals are truly abiding by their principles. We hope that the Americans in their own way remain as true to their own beliefs and principles.—Hunts- vine (Ala.) Times. FRUSTRATION is sitting down In front of the one-eyed monster for a long awaited, prize winning movie, only to wake up when the credits are being shown.—Waupun Leader- News. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH S 4854 VAKJ10 • A762 + 108 WEST EAST 4A1072 + J93 If 652 V974 4-953 4>KQJ + J76 +9543 SOUTH (D) + KQ6 VQ83 4 1084 + AKQ2 Neither vulnerable West North East Sooth 1N.T. Pass 2+ Pass 2 4> Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2. One of the things learned from duplicate bridge is that any trick is worth stealing. In rubber bridge you don't try to steal an extra trick if the atr tempted theft jeopardizees the contract Or do you? 'Sometimes it even pays to to know what North and South go after that extra trick in a 'rubber bridge game.if the risk is a small one. Thirty points is 30 points and if you can picli up enough points you can afforc to throw away an occasional game. That is, you are prepared to explain the losses to .your partner. •' South won the first trick with hit king of spades over East's Jack. It didn't take much time to count nine nice, easy top tricta and most rubber bridgt players would run off four heart .tricks and hope to get a tenth jrick in the club suit. After all, inmeom would hav« to discard something. South did not think much of that possibility. His or?onents both were very good players and South's two • diamond response to his partner's two-club Stayman bid denied four cards in either major so East an West would know how he held four cards in at least one minor. Finally, South hit on another way to steal a trick. He led his deuce of clubs toward dummy. This play wasn't going to do South any good if East held the jack of clubs and might even cost South his contract if West had opened the' deuce of spades from a five-card suit. West played a low club instead of the jack. Dummy's ten won and South had his extra trick. mm WORLD */ KNOW wfiyt i* wfcrf I Jo-t just went fo know wkf £( GW/« 4o« what ht »W" 6/OSA7T AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Times Demand More Honesty In Federal Wiretapping Policy By RAY CROMLEY Waihington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) There's a curious bit of propaganda going the rounds that somehow J. Edgar Hoover's FBI agents are secretly plant- ng hidden microphones without the authority of the President and without the knowledge o f the'top officials of the Department of Justice. These reports and news stories somehow picture the administration as deploring these practices, which allegedly go on with out knowledge and consent. As a matter of fact, the FBI is specifically authorized to use wiretaps and bugs when permission is given in advance and in writing by the attorney general for each operation or case. This policy was instituted In 1940 by President Franklin Roosevelt. It has been followed by each recent U.S. atorney general, including Robert Kennedy. When the FBI passes information it gains to officials of the Department of Justice, the source is noted. If the informa- tion has been secured from a planted microphone or bug thats in the FBI report. The FBI uses wiretaps, bugs and other secret devices in cases involving the internal security of the United States and in some kidnaping and extortion cases in which human life is in jeopardy. It uses electronic devices in investigating the Cosa Nostra and other organized crime syndicates and top interstate gangsters when authorized in advance by the attorney general. This use was broadened when Robert Kennedy was attorney general. * * * There seems to be confusion over the law. Some papers have written that wiretapping is prohibited by congressional statute. Legal experts at the Depar- ment of Justice maintain there is no federal law prohibiting wiretapping. What is illegal, they say, is the public divulgence of such information. So long as the information from wiretaps or electronic devices is kept classified not divulged outside the government but is used only for guidance in taking security measures to protect the United States, to protect individuals in kidnapping or extortion cases, or to forestall major syndicated crime operations. Justice Department men say, then no breaking ol the law is involved. There is no time for hypocrisy. If Congress believes it should be illegal to tap wires or to plant hidden microphones or other electronic devices, then it should pass a clean-cut law say ing so. If the administration believes such devices are u n w i s e it should prohibit their use by the FBI and other goverment agencies. But it is childish for the administration to authorize the use of these devices and then attempt to convey the idea that FBI agencies are using them without the knowledge or consent of the administration. It is likewise silly for congressmen to wring their hands in horror if they are not willing to pass a law to prohibit the electronic actions they pretend to abhor. This is a time for honesty. Written for Newspaper the Doctor Says o J Bte T* As T; ia " OBMn -'By Wayne G. Braadstadt, M.D. Q — All my fingernails crack clear down to Kie cuticle. What can I do about this? A — This is a common complaint, especially in women. The cause is unknown, but it is usually worse in older persons than in the young. There is no sure cure. Several nail hardeners are available but they are of doubtful value. The same is true of special diets for this Condition. The best treatment is to cut your nails short to prevent their catching mi various objects and to protect them with gloves when you do any manual labor. Q — Is there any cure for a fungus infection of the nails? A — Deep - seated fungus infections of the nails are admittedly hard to cure but a course of griseofulvin by mouth, combined with local applications of Advicin, should clear up the infection within three monKis unless the fungus is Candida (Monilia), in which case teira- cycline phosphate with nystatin would be more effective. Q — For many years I have lad whit* spots on my fingernails. What causes them and so*' can I get rid of them? A — These spots are due to mpeifect development of the nails as they leave the growth center under' your skin. This may be caused ty injury to the matrix or to 'separation of the nail from the underlying nail bed. The condition is no threat to your health. No treatment is known but nail lacquer will mask file spots. Q — What causes my toenails to become so hard I can't cut them? Is there any remedy for this? A — The cause may be a hereditary trait, poor circulation due to wearing shoes that are too short, a fungus infection or psoriasis. Finding the cause is the first step toward treatment but at best a cure is likely to prove difficult. Q — Which foods contain keratin, the substance that makes the nails strong? A — Keratin is a hard protein that is found in skin, hair, nails and teeth. Your boody makes its own supply and various diets, advocated to lend your body a helping hand with this task, have been disappointing. By me same token, biting your nails and swallowing the pieces will not solve your problem. Q — My doctor says I have circulatory stasis. What is it? Can it be cured? A - This i* sluggish circulation. It can cause cold hands and feet and it increases the likelihood of clots florming in your veins. Your doctor must discover the Underlying cause before ht can offer you any- thing more than symptomatic relief. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G Brandstadt, M. D., in care o! this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters ol general interest in future columns. In every flock of hens a pecking order is established as a form of social order. Every hen, except the lowest one in the peck order, can peck certain hens, and every one except the one at the top can be pecked by others. The highest hen in the order has the best chance for the most food and a good roost. Each hen, even among 25 or more individuals, remembers the lame locial reaction to each of the others. HOLLCWOOD - (NBA) The little white - haired lady teemed chipper. She exchanged banter with the other cast members and the crew and the laughed Heartily. The little white-haired lady was Barbara Stanwyck, who has run the Hollywood gamut in her many years as a movie queen Once she was a top glamor gal, Today, she is playing the mother of four grown children on ABC's sagebrush soap opera, The Big Valley. She has .matured gracefully and, what is more surprising, quite openly. With a bit of retouching here and there, she could still play a youthful lead, but she'd rather hot. "I'd like to do a good movie," she 'says, "but good parts for women my age don't come along very often." Seldom do you hear a glamor queen — even one who has ceased reigning -speak pf "women" my age." But. Barbara Stanwyck has always been unusual. She is one of the very few itars of her generation w ho gracefully made the transition to television. A few others did it, but the majority of them couldn't quite manage it. "I've never had to compromise on quality," she says. '•Of course, on television time is our enemy. Everything has to be done so very fast. "But I've learned that we used te waste a great deal of time in movies. In television, you just have to be ready, that's all. I think television performances are just as good — if the actor realizes be must be ready always and know his lines. I feel the quality of my performance is just as good on television as it was in the movies." Barbara Stanwyck doesn't mope about the set, sneering at television and continually talk- Ing about the good eld days. She enjoys her work and it shows. "We have a good relationship on this show," she 'tayi. "i could think of nothing worse than being locked into a family show with people you don't like. I've known Richard (Long) and Peter (Breck) a long time. I didn't know Linda (Evans) and Lee (Majors) before, but they're very nice, too. "We have,discussions.— well, they're really heated arguments — about story points, but we always wind up friends." It seems obvious that Barbara Stanwyck sets the tone for The Big Valley cast, just as the character she plays — Mrs. Berkley — dominates the others. ••:''"'.;. .'"I get so tired," she says, "of hearing people say that Mrs. Barkley is really Mrs. Ben Cartwright. It: would be as fau- to say that Lorne Greene Is Major Tom Barkley." One reason Hollywood budgets are so high is the perfectionism pf technicians like cameraman Kenneth Peach. He's shooting Glenn Ford's new Western, "The Long Ride Home," currently before the cameras in southern Utah. There was a scene in which a chase sequence was to be filmed across a long sweep of Utah terrain and the director wanted the horses to kick up clouds of pretty dust. They ran through the scene and Peach felt that the dust wasnt pretty enough. So he ordered that the land be painted. And it was — two and a half acres were sprayed with yellow- gold paint, so the dust photographed better. 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Van Parker, son of Dr. and Mrs. Orlie Parker, marked his fourth birthday Monday when he was guest of honor at his home on Kentucky for a party for 12 small boys. Seventeen guests were invited to the Chickasawba home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kolwyck for a barbecue to observe the holiday. Martha Ann White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse White, and Janice Johnson daughter, of Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Johnson, have returned from Camp Ferncliff where they have spent the past week. Mrs. Dixie Crawford of Jonesboro was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Jones at their new home on Highway 61 yesterday. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Page SUE Tuesday, July 5, 1966 niiiinniiiiininiiiiiiniiKiiiBOitiiniiMiiiiniiifliiiiiinniiiiMi CHE COURIER NEWS PRE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES PUBLISHER HARlt? A. HAINES Assistant Pnbllshrr-Edltot PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manage! National \dvertlstng Represents tl« Wallace Wltmer Co. New York. "Mcago. Ditroit Atlanta. Memphll Second-class postage paid at Blvthevllle Aik. Member of the Associated Pnu SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier In the city of ulTthe- Tille or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained 35e tie* week. £1.50 per month. 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