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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 14, 1967
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Repairing the Esteem -'•'"'The Arkansas Legislature, following its regular session earlier this year, complained about the image it had acquired. Actually, it was a two- way job: the press and the people were 'peevish and at times prejudiced in 'regard to the Legislature. Both had bHcked Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller and they wanted to see their man get a fair shake. lint there was more to the image than that. The bad image of the 19G7 Arkansas Legislature was an inside iob. The Legislature itself contributed some bold strokes to the portrait which was presented to the people. There was Paul Van Dalsem, the legislative foreman of the Faubus years, whose defeat left Perryville without a representative, prowling the House floor under the old privilege grant to former House members. .— There was the Pulaski County grand jury considering the sworn testimony of two (rival) newspaper re^porters, who had been told by Legislators that they had been offered 'bribes. There was a legislator saying, lin fact, HE had been offered a bribe. There was the Hot Springs gambling bill, rushed to judgment without the usual committee hearings. There were the isolated, but distasteful examples of clear obstructionism relative to anything out of the Governor's office. And so, if the Legislature is to have a better image and a better press then it must set about earning it. This is the object of House Speaker Sterling Cockrill, Jr., who last week announced that certain steps need be taken in order to "restore a climate of dignity" to the legislative chamber. Speaker Cockrill suggested that this might be clone by keeping non-members, even though they be former House seat holders, off the floor. This certainly would constitute an important step in repairing the esteem of the Legislature. Speaker Cockrill also offers the hope that communications with the governor .may be improved. Obviously, he expects the Governor to do his bit in improving them. We must hope that this too will come to pass. u lierj Of OtL Hunting and Fishing Serious • Dog men down Hamburg way are mightily upset with the Game and Fish Commission's Inew rules on free-running dogs at certain rtimes of the year. They were so upset this 'week that they got together and issued all : sorts of strong statements — including one •asking the dismissal of their Ashley Countian, !Tom Pugs, from the Game and Fish Commis- •sion. ! We aren't well enough acquainted with •the situation to the know the merits of either '•side's arguments—but we can see that this ; is just another manifestation of the peculiar '•political situation in Ashley County. ! We would venture to opine that there's not another county in Arkansas that has as much '. of a diversity o! interest as to the various areas of Ashley County. Industrialized Crossett, Hill-Country Hamburg, and the Delta flatlands that include Wilmot, Portland, Parkdale, and Montrose are all lumped togeSier in one county. Because of this, and because of the differing interests of the three areas, we are treated to the sight of a State Representative loudly castigating an influential planter from his own county— indeed, asking for his dismissal from a State board. We don't think the current row will lead to the abolishment of the Commission itself, as State Representative ,N. B. Murphy of Hamburg is now threatening, but it does point up the fact that sportsmen sure take their hunting and fishing seriously—and that they can get mightily riled up about it.—Warren Eagle Democrat I Hollywood | Highlights CROONER •BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Adequate? ' Just an "adequate" education is no longer enough for our youngsters — if they are to : acquire the necessary academic skills to face tomorrow's world. ' Here are some points all parenls should : be considering this week as American Educa- , tion Week is observed: : —The areas of learning being neglected ;by most Arkansas secondary schools and i which are not being offered to any great i extent except in the larger schools are music, lart, industrial arts, vocational-industrial edu- • cation and foreign language. ', —Twenty-five percent of the students in ; Arkansas high schools have no opportunity to take any English courses other than the ', traditional four units normally required for graduation. —Educational, opportunities, as measured by curricular offerings available to high school students in Arkansas, depend to a large extent on the size of the school in which a student happens to be enrolled. —At least three-fourths of Arkansas' school districts have enrollments below that considered by most authorities to be necessary to carry on a defensible educational program at a reasonable cost. Lack of understanding and provincialism on the past of the lay public are the greatest obstacles to future progress in the upgrading of school districts. Now is the time to start doing somehing Young Rebels Earn Tag: T)ropouts from Decency By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - The 'comeback of the original screenplay is predicted and devoutly hoped for by George Axelrod, an experienced practitioner of that now rare art form. For the outsider, it should be explained that films are derived from two sources: previously written material, such as plays, novels, television shows, comic trips, etc.; and original screenplays, written expressly for the iilm medium. Axelrod is a veteran of both adaptations, "The Seven Year Itch." "Bus Stop," "The Manchurian Candidate' and originals, "Phfft, "How to Murder Your Wife.' Right now he is producing and directing his own original screenplay of "The Female Mistake," starring Walter Matthau and Anne Jackson. "Actually I could have done this first as a play, since it . would fit comfortably into two sets," said Axelrod, a cherubic 45. "But by the time I had gone through the process of putting it on the stage, I would have been too tired of it to film the movie. "So I'm writing it on film instead. The camera is a marvelous typewriter; you can use faces instead of words." Axelrod hopes that other writers will follow his course and aim their works directly at the screen, instead of fashioning plays or novels first. "The original screenplay was once a fine institution," he observed. "All the great screwball comedies of the 1930s were originals. "But after the war producers began to shy away from originals. Because of the greatly in- creased cost of making films, ;hey wanted p r e » o 1 d properties-tiiat is, novels and . slays that had already been tested on th'e public. Also, the studio no longer had those vask reservoirs of writing talent to turn out originals." European film makers havs not been so restricted. They have relied more on originals than on adaptations; the results can be seen in the Motion Pic- Sure Academy's nominations for 3est original screenplay, which have been dominated by Europeans in recent years. Axelrod sees the tide turning with such recent originals as "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." They are still difficult to sell to the studios, be admitted, but that feat can be worked by tying up a star to go with the package, or by being a hyphenate. In Hollywood parlance a hyphenate is a multifunctional creator lika Axelrod, writer- director-producer. By BRUCE BIOSSAT NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA) really an effort to suppress it. The young who fit this description are not "democrats" in a lization which finds itself stum WrtorlJ.1N\3 i.\JIV \ltllin.) UUli aic nub vi^inm-i uuu *.• — Many young Americans scorn free society but low-grade auto- Johnson on down, on the ground ' '" '-•-'-• that much of their behavior is immoral and basely motivated. Since they lake this haughty stance, we must imagine lhat they believe themselves to be .idealistic and highly moral in their outlook and conduct. But, at least among the more militant antiadult, antiestablishment young people, the evidence for this is pretty hard to come by. Mostly in antiwar and olh- er protesl movements, but also l\uw la uie time vu BLOII. uumg .]umi.ii.i<b gr protest lliuvcunillta, UUL aiou about the future. The longer we wait the j ;„ more average pursuits, their Uni->!.ii4int* «T« rrat PaMOftlllH Tlailv Pl*f>SK l.«I-«,.:-« In r,l nnna fa\t _ Ao~ . behinder we get.— Paragould Daily Press JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) 14 • A984 #AQ109643 WEST EAST AAK10864 *QB2 VQJ7 VK8653 + 103 +J2 .*72 SOUTH -••- VA942 — 4KQ765 ~:1 * K -'2 East-West vulnerable '•Vat Nortti East South • I.*. Pass 14 :i* 2+ Pass 2» ip'ass 3* Pass 3 + -Pass 3*, Pass 3N.T. .'Pass. 4 + Pass 6 4 i&ss Pass Pass :.: Opening lead—* K i When you open a. hand with 17-4-4-1 distribution and your part ner bids your four-card suit, your hand improves a lot. When je repeats his bid, your hand moves up still further, and we think our reader should have rebid three spades. The three-spade call is ont of those all-purpose cue bids. It doesn't mean anything except that it is forcing. South doesn't know what it means, but he tries three no-trump because he thinks that North may be show- ing something like queen-small in spades. When North goes to four dia- North Stopped Much Too Soon •JA Winnipeg reader writes, "Here is a hand that caused a":Jot of trouble in a recent tournament. I opened one club. Partner responded one diamond. West bid a spade and I raised to'^wo diamonds. Partner bid two. hearts, I bid three clubs, he'.went to three diamonds and irpssed. Everything broke nice IjFand he had no trouble making; a slam. He felt that I should have bid more. I con- t€nd that I had opened with only 10 high card points and that he should ave bid more with his 13. Should I have opened," and how should we have bid from ten on?" • North surely should have open e<i..the bidding. He only has 10 S.C.P. but he has two aces, tjro singletons arid a seven-card suit that he can rebid If necessary. The bidding in the box sficiws how six could be reached IFitarts but just the same way OBt: friend started, but we feel that he should not have passed at thre* diamonds. vvnen iNonn goes iu IULU um-, , ". ,, , , monds, South realizes that .that they are ugly people North was showing first, or j They are ugly m their pro- maybe only second round spade ane speech, m their ten ency behavior is at once self • degrading and contemptuous of others. The harsh but true thing to say about many of them is control. In either case, South's king of clubs looks like the card to guarantee a slam and South jumps to six diamonds. to personal filth, in their readiness to lie, cheat and steal, in their disdain for any moral precepts in interpersonal behavior. imps to six diamonds. —i™ — •" r ,,, j f ,,„ This looks easy when you see . « somehow they do not fall Both hands. In practice, we «to hese pat erns they are wouldn't quarrel with a direct nevertheless ugly in their arro- four - diamond bid by North. Bant assertion that violent as•• sault upon or resistance to the law is '.'dissent," and that any attempt to answer dissent is That would get the partnership to game at least, but we don't like North's pass of three diamonds. the Doctor Says Q _ A 16-year-old is troubled with excessive sweating of, her hands. She takes five hand •, «• -- ------- |-»- .,,,.. _ towels to school with her every psoriasis, do the advantages of Brandstadt, M. D, tv " . • ,1 - i n 1 r - i.1. _ 1 »- r,.,l,,,f,~,f,\~i flio rllC- I til!,-, t-mnni- While e mr tr NU, i '.'.Ik .<k latest lifflfcjfe 75 Years Ago —In Blythmlle crats with a totalitarian insis- ence upon their own narrow, disjointed vision of life, to the exclusion of all other views. In heir minds, existing standards of whatever sort are the banners of the enemy. There is in all this a complete rejection of human decen- :y and dignity. It can hardly be argued successfully that the route to idealistic goals and strong moral im- jeratives is this twisting low •oad. Men, young or old, do not mprove society by imitating ;he errors they complain of. In the present instance, the Wing into war again and again Mrs. Newton Whitis was bost- which looks upon the extermina-'ess for a dessert bridge for tion of millions of Jews, which | members of the Tri-Town Club offers only thin hope to mil- • at her home yesterday and in- lions suffering poverty and dis- yjted as guests, Mrs. R. E. crimination is bound to shake Green and Mrs. Coleman Ste- popular confidence profoundly, jvens. The self-confidence of adults i Mrs. Grady Magee will ar- today is, for the most part,j r i ve tonight from San Diego, rudely shattered. If so many Calif, to spend the winter here did hot themselves have so much self - doubt, they would not be so hesitant about applying stricter standards to the misguided young. The adults' tolerance of youthful self - degradation has nothing in it that is modern, progressive or partaking of "new freedom." What it has to do with is the adults' own conto performance of misguidedision, their own disillusionment, young militants goes beyond!their failure to find a new up- imitation to gross exaggerations i ward path, of their elders" sins. I Society has always relied up- The fact is, much of this de-jon its young people for fresh grading behavior has nothing to 'infusions of idealism. This coun- do with the pursuit of h i g h i try and all nations never need- ideals and morals. The young °* u mrm "dropouts from decency" sim- plyq are using adult shortcomings as excuse for misbehavior with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Seay. ' Mrs. R. J. McKinnon of Manila was the guest of Mrs. Riley Jones when she entertained members of the Tuesday Club with a luncheon at her home. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gee and E. M. Regenold will leave tomorrow for Fayetteville to attend homecoming activities. They will join E. B. Gee Jr., Mrs. E. M. Regenold and Mr. and Mrs. John Ed Regenold and daughter who are already there. ed it more. But it will never be provided in sufficient flood so long as aggressive young militants dis- they would rationalize in some sipate their energy in orgies other way if they had to. This does not mean there is not genuine . cause for disillu- of self-hate. Men who respect nothing, not even themselves, will not be listened to when sionment at the performance of they attack the failings of oth- modern adult society. Any civi-.ers. By Wayne G, Brandstadt, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association added in the proportion of 3-4- teaspoonful to a quart. Q — In the treatment of the wound was closed without drainage an abscess would be likely to form beneath the closed incision. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. The World Association for Celebrating Year 2000 is already making plans to interest major cities of the world in a 10-year celebration beginning in 1995, reports The World Almanac. This London-based group, with fewer than 50 members, is also planting trees that will be full-grown by the turn of the century. COURIER NEWS tHB COUBlEb NWVS CO. H. W. HAINES PUBLISHES HAKHY A HAINEP 4lSi£t2*'* '.M'-'--- *~-?lU»f GENE AUSTIN Advertising Manager snle Nai..,.i,rtj nuverUslCs Representative sVsUard Wltmer Co New Von, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta Memphl Beyond-class post&ee paid at Blytheville. Ark. Member tit tfce Associated f»;«i SURSCKn?TION RATES 3; carrier in the city of Jlyvfifr- •jlie or any suburban town when carrier service is maintained 35c p-»i reek S1.5Q per month. B> mall (Tit ft ID a tadlns «tf M> milet, ts.oo per yen $3 QO for sbc months. $31* tot tlif*» monttc. bj mail, ontsldc 50 mfle radius «t«.0fi v vcar payable (n advance. Mafl suhscrlpttons are not accept- BI* In tnwn= and rities'wttpre Th» Oonrier News carrier serricn Is maintained Mall subscription* are .itvahle In advance. NOTE: The co'lrM iti.'tyr no responsibility Tor photograph* marnscripts. engravings or man d>ft with it for possible pnoI'catloB Gone to the Dogs Answer to Previom Punl» 40 Killed 41 Hack 42 Blood money 44 Against 47 Hound dogs 51 Tibetan gazelle 52 Legal proceedings 54 British money of account DOWN 1 Small. close-iiairea , canine ' 4 German breed of dog 9 English spaniel 12 GI's address fab.) : t3 Turn inside out 55 Aged ' 14 Hall! 56 Norwegian [15 Nickname for 57Louse ovum Roland 58 Aeriform fuel : IS Eagle's nest 59 Ocean .17 Disease (med.) . movements '18 Satan's domicile 60 Mariner's 120 Assist direction : 21 Onager DOWN iMFXrty 1 Raw silk wight ' day. Her doctor says nothing can be done for her but that she may outgrow it. What causes this condition? Do you know of any treatment for it? A — Persons who sweat excessively are usually very high- strung. They will not outgrow this but in time they may learn to relax and take the ordinary stresses and frustrations of fife more calmly. Meanwhile, this girl may want to try one of the over - the • counter antiperspirants. Since some work better than others for certain persons, she should try several and see which one helps her most. Q — When I sweat a lot at Methotre'xate outweigh the dis-1 this paper. in care of Dr Brand- advantages? Is the drug used internally? A — This drug, which is taken by mouth, is used chiefly in the treatment of leukemia. It is recommended for only the severest cases of psoriasis when they fail to respond to other forms of treatment. It should not be used by persons who are taking other drugs, who have an infection or who have anemia or kidney or liver disease. It is available only on a doctor's prescription and must be taken under close medical supervision. In about V5 per cent of those on whom it is used it keeps the disease stadt cannot answer individual etters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. work, how many salt tablets ' under control but does not cure should I take? Or should I just jit- . Q _ Following an operation, my doctor put a drainage tube in the operation wound. What is this for? A - When, in spite of aseptic precautions, there is danger that the operation wound may be infected, a drainage lube is placed in the wound. Then, a bit of it is .withdrawn .every day or two: Thisr allows the wound to heal from within. If increase my table salt? A — If you perspire profusely in your work or your sports you will need to replace both the salt and the water lost. The best way to do this is to drink water to which salt hap been Blvttmvlll* (Art.)ruirlsr '">«• • Tuesday, November 14,1967. Page Four WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Paintings that have been damaged by water, says The World Almanac, are coated with absorbent mulberry tissue paper—the standard emergency bandage for. wet worku of art— by art galleries. If the color has moved or flaked, it will remain under the paper. laiKxpTre"" 3Populars £ ort ! 32 Greek assembly 4 Conveys 134 River barrier 5 Kilns 135 Devotee 6 Dry (comb. ; 38 Weeps form) ,« . 137 Egg-shaped 7 Son of Gad ornament <Bib.) (arch) B Route fab.) L '•"•' '. 9 Domesticated 10 Ellipsoidal 40 Muddy ground 11 Canine's cry (dial.) 39 Consume food 42 Desist 20 Boy's nickname 43 Chest rattles . 22 Learning 44 Eager . 23 High notes in 45 Feminine Guide's scale appellation 24 Redact 26 Bristle 27 Coconut fiber 2J; False god 29 Roof edge 30 Merganser 32 Pain ,13 Gained stature 39 Grcok letter 46 Youn§;'icrs •17 Fenti-.ereil friend 49liodd:sso£ c'iscord 50 0!itt 52 Powerful explosive 53 King (Fr.) I

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