The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 7, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 7, 1966
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A Certain July Coolness r ••••.--•-••••••••*•••••••'*********•••*••* " ?f" If the campaigns ar« red Ijot, tlu average voter remains as cool as the July Arkansas sun will let him. The coinplaint is being heard from every corner of the state that interest in the gubernatorial election isn't what it ought to be. "''Counties, like Mississippi, where there are no local races are having an understandably quiet pre-priraary period. However, there is intra-coun- tjt political activity in about 60 of the state's 15 counties, so why is lethargy rife in our streets? ••" 'Some newspapers seem to be denigrating: the candidates for the lack of general, white-hot interest. This is hardly fair, we think, in view of the facts. Thanks to men like Kenneth Siilcer, the average citizen knows (or lias had an opportunity to learn) far ni'ore about his state government than he-knew before the campaign began. While Mr. Sulcer has supplied some eyje-popping information about State government, Candidate Jim Johnson hag been putting forth ideas which certainly are not palid. Candidate Frank Holt while in Ely- theville this week had some ideas on the subject: "Generally, people aren't complaining. Employment is high. Political patronage is not as important as it was. Taxes aren't unreasonable. Many of our old problems have been solved, it's simply a matter of carrying on; doing everything better. But this is the sort of situation which doesn't contribute a lot of voter interest in the campaign." Mr. Holt went on to say that most candidates at this stage have given up on speaking rallies. No one comes any more. Brooks Hays is meeting people through a series of morning coffees over the state. Mr. Holt had a reception in Jonesboro. Hundreds turned out to shake his hand (but not to hear a speech). He was gratified by the attendance ("I guess you're always afraid no one will come."), as well he might be. . . . . These are some of Mr. Holt's views on the campaigning. Tomorrow in this space: some reasons why Mr. Holt probably will carry Mississippi County. [tU Of The Ruby ^Sanity' Farce v Evidently acting In accordance with some planned legal strategy, attorneys for Jack ttaby, slayer of presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, didn't even put on a defense jjWus Dallas sanity hearing. Inevitably, there- fiH, the verdict was that Ruby is sane. • rTTiis solemn mummery may have served some useful purpose if it makes the public think a little about what preposterious absurdities such sanity hearings are. 3 It would never occure to anyone to try to determine whether a person were suffering from cancer by having a parade totally unskilled in medicine. Yet a mental disorder is infinitely more difficult to diagnose and identify than cancer. Nevertheless, up the testimony of four jailers and a doctor who is not a mental specialist, a jury of laymen formally found that Ruby is of sound mind. Texas if not alone in staging such mean- ingless farces. This is the rule, with only a few exceptions throughout the SO states. For a nation which — quite justifiably — prides itself upon its advanced medical science, our legal and public attitude toward mental illness is unbelievably medieval. Only in the past few .years has the puBtie conscience been aroused against holding mentally incompetent persons in jail while arrangements are made for their hospitalization—and that in all too few plcaes. Most of our courts still cling to the 184J "right and wrong" criterion known as the Rule of M'Naghten, which virtually every psychiatrist in the world denounces as totally inadequate to determining insanity. We can't qualify as a truly enlightened pepole until we bring our judgement, attitudes and treatment of mental illness out of the early 19th Century to the age of science of the latter 20th Century.—St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. Show ' Dick Kleiner CALLED FOUUM& ONE'S 6M BIOSATT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Postal Warning LBJ: Despite Valiant Efforts The Hero's Mantle Eludes Him ^Postmaster General Lawrence O'Brien ehiwed out his troops the other day in language that must have stunned postal employes asanuch as it delighted their customers. 'fit's bad enough that the postal service runs fa-fine red every year while the price of stamps continues to rise. But when mail as well as money is lost, when inefficiency is compounded by discourtesy, patrons fume with helpless rage. ;Help, however, may be on the way. In a bulletin to every employe, O'Brien warned that "shoddy postal service will not be tol- erited." A nationwide survey of postal activities indicates "a definite need for improvement," the postmaster general declared. "I want effective action NOW by all postal people to bring about a very substantial improvement in service." Although the many efficient, dedicated members of the postal service may resent the directive, they must admit that inefficiency and rudeness have become too prevalent for any organization. We hope his message doesn't end up in the Dead Letter Office.—Los Angeles Times. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOWH 486 WEST 4KQJ109 *A<57 M.ST »AQJ853 *83 ¥1042 4A.75 495432 SOUTH (P) 4AJ10954 • 642 *KJ10 Neither vulnerable North East South ? 1* 2» 3* 3V 3* fass 44 Dble. Pasc Pass Pass Opeoinj le^d— • 8. East's double, of four spades was an unpopular, bid. He didn't eveji like it himself. South who hadi overbid some when he went to three spades was most unhappy about it. West was ashamed of his overcall but csujd find no place to go and Nwth who had raised to game with only .two trumps and no hand expected that the worst was about to happen to him- West had no attractive «p«n- tof at his disposal but decided that his partner's double called for a lead through North's diamond bid. Out came the eight of diamonds. East won with the ace and returend the suit. He hoped that his partner had opened * singleton but was disappointed wlien his partner follow- •fiuit. South did not like the du- mmd situatwn. bift he had to jjt'tfUr trun>p« aa^iy. He W.tlw six of ipadM from dummy and topped Bast's queen with bid to*. A 1*0004 *fif d* iead went to East's king. Now East had no problem. He led a third diamond. West ruffed and set the contract by cashing his ace of hearts. Why did East have no problems? Wouldn't he have looked awfully silly if West did not have a third trump to ruff the diamond? But East knew that his part- ner held a third trump. West had followed tft the first spade lead with the three spot and to the second spade lead with the deuce. This play is known is the "trump echo." Specifically, if a defender holds three small trumps and wants to inform his partner of that fact he plays high-low on the first two trump leads. West had every reason to want to give his partner this information and used the echo with great success. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. . WASHINGTON (NEA) One year ago two respected Washington observers broke into, .print almost simultaneous)with sweeping .summaries of the criticisms then being heaped on President Johnson. They set the whole town talking. That same week, Johnson named his top aide, Bill D. Movers, as press secretary in what was widely taken as a move to alter his image. Yet today matters seem only to be worse. Less than a majority of the people, the polls say, approve either his general performance or his conduct of ly because he does not look as if he needed it. Like any president, he labors hard for his niche in history. There may be times nowadays when, under steady hammering he imagines that history may prove ills only durable friend. With a n a t i o n a 1 electorate strongly Democratic, it is conceivable Johnson might be reelected in 1968 by millions who accept him not only without affection but with diminishing admiration as well. There is a danger in the prospect that the President and tiie nation may be found barely tolerating one another. For all his vaunted links to men of valued judgment beyond the White House gates he lives the war in Viet Nam. Few Dem- today in a kind of unsplendid is- ocratic figures announce proudly they are wearing the LBJ brand. The assaults upon the President are so vigorous and so constant that it is hard now to recall 1965 and the avalanche of his Great Society triumphs. His combat wi& the press — and that is what it is — is relieved only by temporary truces called press conferences, wnich seem merely to feed a mutual olation. A man acknowledged to have prodigious talents, great energies, an incalculable dedication to work, Johnson must be baffled to see these things dismissed almost as of no account. In 1966 he presides over a na> tion which, abroad, is fighting its most puzzling war and which, at home, seethes with the unprecedented social ferment "of the Negro revolution. He keeps his estrangement. Reporters who,footing. necessarily accompany him to! * * * Texas feel as isolated as if they Man of action and accompish' were in Saigon. * * * When Harry Truman low estate, sympathy stirred in many hearts. Lyndon Johnson gets almost none, perhaps part- rnent though he is, the President I nevertheless searches in vain fell to!for the garments of. the hero. Other names — Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy — ring in his ears. There are no great Johnson cohorts. Even;the abilities for whic he is celebrated have, in the en< hurt him. In the beginning muc was said of his appreciation the uses of power. Now, powe and Johnson are often spoken o as an unhappy coalition. Many Americans, to j u d g from their recorded commeii miss in Lyndon Johnson th leaven of idealism which make the stern uses of power under standable and endurable. To frequently, they identify him only with its meaner applica tions. *• * * On rare days, the Presiden has discovered and voiced, th eloquence of the country's idea! His June, 1965, address on Ne gro rights at Howard Univers ty was such a day. For a magi moment or two, the same incan deseence was felt in his word to Negroes meeting in confer ence on those rights a year U ter. But the times are few. If they were mort common less surely would be heard o the resident's personal snort comings. Talk of them would be burned away in the fires of in spiring leadership. Americans, questioned often make plain they want that fire of spirit, not just cold accom plishrnent- President Johnson has years yet in which to find the fire's unfailing source. If he does not dreams of history'i hoped-for accolade may supplyy his only comfort. the Doctor Written for Newspaper Association Brandstadt, M-P. "loo* on thi bright sidt—ntxt timt wt pull a jab and g*t arrttttd, wt don't havt to oniwtr quntioml" (Second of two related columns Q — Within an hour or two sfter I eat I get gnawing hun ger pains. Eating stops them Is this a sign of an ulcer? A — Very likely. Typically the ulcer pain can be locatet with the tip of one finger jusi above the navel and doesn'< come on until 2 to 3 hours after a full meal. Because there are other possible causes for your pain, you should have an examination of your gastric acidity and stomach X rays. Q — Our 17-year-old dauglr ler has had a peptic ulcer for about a year. What foods would irritate it? Can ulcer patients have foods that contain fat? Is there a complete cure for this disease? A — Your daughter should BlythevUle (Ark ) Courier News Pige Four Thursday, July 7, l!)f)6 avoid bran, whole wheat bread, fried foods and rough fibrous vegetables and fruits, espelcally RAW. Fat in the form of butter, cream and margarine is easily digested and should be allowed With proper treatment most ulcers heal in about 3 weeks but the recurrence rate is high unless you can find and remove the underlying cause, which is often nervous tension. J — For 10 months I have had a noise like escaping itesm in my left ear. I was told that Lipoflavonoid, if taken for 8 to 12 months, would help. Whit do you think? A — Head noises described as lissing, ringing or roaring are a common accompaniment of a d v a n c i n g years. They are caused by hardening of the qrr :eries in the inner ear ^nd they vary in intensity, Lipnflavsnsiij s a combination of vitamins that helps some but not all victim: of this annoying condition. j these noncancerou* tumors Q - 1 was told that I have I tie heart j* unknown. tinnitus. Is this serious? Is there any cure for it? A — Tinnitus is the technical name for ringing in the ears. I' i: not serious. When it is causec by the irreversible changes that occur with age there i; no cure but your doctor may be able to giv« you symptomatic relief. If, on th* other hand, it is caused by an allergy, wax press ing on your ear drum, wcesiive smoking, aspirin, q u i n 1 oe or streptomycin, removing the cause should clear it up. Q «• My li-year-old daughter dropped d«*d en the street about a year ago. Til* cause of death was cardiac granule- m». She was apparently in the best of health, at toe time. How can this happen? If she had had symptoms tod the diagnosis had been made earlier, could she have been cured? A — This trafjc disease is very rare and fo r«VJy djscov. er«d t«fore death, ivta w|* earlier djseavery I ttoubt that anything could have been done for your daughter. The cause ef of "Penelope," now b«f«r MGM's cameras, is a lighthearted comedy full of heavy walleted people. Everybody rich and beautiful and terribly sophisticated. Naturally, with such a group there has to be several lavisl party scenes. There are, in fact three, including a wedding reception. I went over to the set to see them film one el these par ties. The setting was supposed to be a lavish New York apart ment. The backdrop was a New York skyline at night, with little lights twinkling on a bridgi Inside- a crowd of smartly dressed extras laughed am chatted and sipped drinks of (colored water) and nibbled little canapes (little canapes). The job of supplying the food for party scenes is in the sphere of the prop department. Prop man Bob Schultz, one of the best in the business, takes par ticular pride in the spreads he arranges for scenes like this There was a buffet table, with a standing rib roast and trays of hors d'oeuvres and pickles and rolls. Between takes, he carefully covered the food with strips of damp cheesecloth, to keep it fresh. Chad Everett, who is not in the picture but was visiting the set, said that when he made a picture in Hungary they always sprayed the food with DDT so •the actors wouldn't eat it up before the scene was shot. Here, they nibbled actively, watched, as director Arthur Hiller-took take after take, and one extra ate a little cheese-topped cracker in each take. It saves on lunch money. The wedding scene had been shot some days before. SchuHz had provided a noble wedding cake.-It happened that the day's shooting coincided with the jirthday of Natalie Wood's hairdresser, Maryce (Sugar) Bates. • ••' ». • ' • .. ' • • • i «... • • • •... After the 5 cent wit .over Schultz quickly transformed tht. wedding cake into a H * p p y Birthday Dear Sugar cake and everybody had a.real party. ," For Natalie, who somehew . manages to look more beautiful, every picture, this is a distinct departure from her last movie/' the downbeat drama, "Thii Property Is Condemned." S h e V likes to change pace regularly . and she feels she's been lucky" so far in being able to do that. "But it gets harder all the' time," she says, "to find unus- : ual parts, parts that are different. I have to do more and ; ; more reading myself, searching for parts to play." She thinks she found one recently, although she won't name it because someone else owns" it. But it is, she says, the kind : of picture which would be a low- budget .undertaking. And s he says she would gladly work for' less money in order to do a good'- part. You won't find many stars; of her stature speaking thus. Tan Bannen, nominated for an'.• Oscar in "Flight of the Phoenix," plays Natalie's husband. The Scottish actor has .almost- always played roughnecks iir films and it's nice to see how handsome he looks wearing a tuxedo with his face clean-;, shaved. • • "I wanted to do a sophisticated comedy," Bannen said. "I, didn't want the public to'think; I was always a bum." -... Dick Shawn plays a psychia- Tist' in "Penelope." He says :his was one of three'offers he. received after "What- Did You; Do in the War, Daddy?" was. shown around in a rough-cut, version. The others were "Don't Make Waves," which he turner}, down, and "The Night They' Raided Minsky's," which he still, may do. He's now a hot property. In Hollywood, word of mouth s the best advertisement. 75 Years Ago -In Blythevilh Neil Modinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Modinger, celebrated his fifth birthday at his home with a party for 20 guests recently. TSgt. and Mrs. Lee Richardson and daughter-Mary Lee will leave Thursday for Victorsville, 3alif. to make their home while Sgt. Richardson is stationed at George Air Force Base, Calif. • Mr. and .Mrs. Riley Adams and daughters Delores and 3onna have returned from a :en-day vacation atDaytona Beach, Fla. Dr. Charles L. Craig is spend- ng two weeks in the east. Miss Mary Hubler has re- urned from a week's vacation n Memphis. CHE BLVTHEVILUI COURIER NEWS THS. COURIER .NIWS CO.. 8. «' RAINES PIIBUSF.M HARKT A. funrcs Alilitint PuMiitirr-Eilltn / PAUL D HUMAN Admtlslnx Manage! '- National \dtertlilni Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. 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