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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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Toward a Chinese Consensus Any hopes that new federal and •tate' voting laws would materially chanjje the election habits in Missis- sippi.County may be unfounded at this time. This week, the first results of Election Time 1966 came in. That is, the precinct by precinct voter registration totals are available. The story for Mississippi County is unchanged. The .establishment has the votes. . . still-rThe out county boxes are set up for another Chinese consensus. A precinct-by-precinct study reveals' no significant weaknesses when compared to the totals which buried Winthrop Rockefeller h his race against Gov. Orval Faubus about two years ago. The machine is ready to op. erate on its sealed, self-lubricating bearings once more. This time, it will be extruding votes for Frank Holt and other favored candidates. This is one of the last of the truly machine counties, Phillips and Crittenden comprising the other elements of the Eastern Arkansas combine. We wouldn't presume to hazard an estimate of the political situation in the out county boxes where such 1964 pro-Faubus results read like 131-18, 162-12, 199-25 and 85-3 in a manifestation of solid togetherness. Gubernatorial Candidate Kenneth Sulcer has plowed some of this ground and may yet rake it with a fine tooth harrow. While these steamroller totals are being run up in the rural boxes (where by the way, voters turn out at a phe- nominal rate of 80 to 90 per cent)' only about half of the qualified voters in Blytheville will mark a ballot. This indifference on the part of the urban voter lends even more weight to those rallying points of unanimity out in the county. This urban indifference is not without its beneficence, too. For example, if all 811 voters in Blytheville's 3A precinct present themselves for voting on Tuesday, the voting aparatus in the precinct will break down. That is, harried election clerks and judges would have to brace themselves for duty which would extend unbroken into Wednesday morning. Interest in elections such as tha sort we have here is growing. On Tuesday, the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission requested the parent commission to send federal poll watchers into Eastern Arkansas (and here dear reader, we must consider as civil rights a rather broad evenue toward democracy which is traveled by both white and colored citizens; if anyone tampers with the voting process in any part of this county, your civil right to vote is diluted in direct proportion to the amount of tampering). Prior to that Tuesday announcement, Rev. Ben Grinnage, then with &NCC (now, following his disenchantment with SNCC, with the Arkansas Council on Human Relations) asked the Civil Rights Commission for Eastern Arkansas poll watchers on July 26. Lee Ward, a candidate for Congress, reportedly has expressed a private interest in a bit of poll watching. The NAACP has told at least one gubernatorial candidate that voting practices in Eastern Arkansas will be watched. . Since the interests of the above parties are identical with those of democracy, insofar as Tuesday's primary is concerned, many voters will find themselves in sympathy with the often abused Civil Rights Commission and the battle-scarred civil rights elements. In good conscience, all citizens must welcome any influence which exists to insure proper election procedures. JLetteM 2Jo Un Dear Sir: Most people will readily agree that the average housewife and mother is merely a mechanical, unthinking being that proceeds with her routine chores in a very non-chalant manner. Once her duties are performed, she is free! to sit'for hours enjoying a leisurely, unending coffee break with her friends who 'N,are,;likewise, mechanical, unthinking beings. Therr endless prattle consists of Suzi's latest £ute sayings or Johnny's new bike. THAT may. be true of the average unthinking housewife and mother, but suppose the little hou^efrau is a real, live thinking member of the community? Just what do these women ialk about during their coffee breaks? Here is a brief list of items discussed during ; some recent coffee breaks around our towj. This list does not include our personal lamentations, such as our regrets that we did Inot take our high school typing courses more seriously, or, that we sold our college English Grammar Handbook. Our most frequent wish is that we could write our letters-to-the-editor with such forcefulness that the whole town of Blytheville would arise and takfe an active part in community projects that would benefit each and every citizen. item: Parking plans for the city. Why do jhe downtown merchants expect the taxpayers to furnish parking for their stores; don't the shopping centers furnish their own parking? Perhaps if employers would furnish parking for his employees there would be mofe spaces left for actual customers. Delivery trucks should make deliveries at the reaj- of stores and shops instead of using parking meter spaces and/or double parking. Item: City streets. Forget it. It has al- reajiy been brought to our attention that the federal government has a big part in this matter. Anything that we say on this subject is merely repetition. We still cannot figure out; why the city needs such elaborate parking-facilities, when most of us can't get to the$e facilities without traveling one lane gravel pits. , Item: City library. This is a big concern of «urs because most of us have children who wilj be using the public library in the very near future. No doubt the new library will have to be an elaborate building located somewhere in the northwest corner of our city. |We wonder if it would not be more logical to locate it nearer the eastern borders, where the! population seems to be destined, with the new industrial park plans, etc. There is on4 vacant building in our town which seems to }is to be ideal—the old Giant K store building. [There is sufficient parking already there, tha building would certainly be large enough and, if the library committee were to think in jerms of logic, this building could be used for-" our library. No doubt though, this would bei'too practical—it isn't "in" to remodel perfectly good buildings for such things as H- braries-the city will have to borrow great suijis of money from our federal government to fcuild a great "traditional" edifice. Item: Higher wages for agricultural work- eri Why do all the politicians object to high- er'wages for the farm laborer, who works irohi dawn to dusk in the fields? Perhaps if thijr went on strike—no, that would never do4-we would all starve, because very few of (he politicians would hasten to the fields to rest the crop—at such ridiculous wages. >ly the farmers are not going to lell the ..jrai public that food prices are so high because of the high price of farm help. Item: Secret ballot. In the first place, they mis-named it. What is so secret about a process in which you cast your ballot on tractors, used furniture, walls, etc. and your name is numbered identically with your ballot and ballot stub. Item: Candidates for public office. Is there not some rule about plastering signs on public utility poles and public sidewalks? Item: The disgusting practice of spraying signs on public property. Oh, yes, kids will do that. If the class of '"6-" wishes to leave their mark on Blytheville why don't they get permission to paint up and fix up the park—then put a sign up stating that the class of " '6-" painted this bench or built this table. Or would that be too constructive? Item: The park. We know the problems that arise when one brings up the subject- of the park; however there are some things that could be done that would not be objectionable to anyone or any committee. Why can't we obtain an obsolete airplane for the youngsters to climb on? The kids love the old fire engine, but usually they have to wait in line to get a chance to play on it. Surely, with the help of the air base here we could get a plane of some sort without too much cost. Why can't we have a wading pool for the tiny tots? We heard one mother say that she would be glad to volunteer some time to helping clean up the park. Maybe others would volunteer materials or labor to build climbing blocks and "pretend" houses for the small kids who love the park so very much. "The older kids tear everything down" is a common statement, yet none of the parents that we know can conceive of their offspring doing anything as destructive as that. Item: The editor of our local newspaper. In the past eighteen months he has made suggestions and fought singlehandedly, word battles that would put a metropolitan news editor to shame. But, alas, his ideas are read, commented upon and forgotten. Why? The average citizen in Blytheville knows that his own ideas are not worth two cents to the local government. You know why? We don't know why, either. Maybe we just don't want to get involved in anything that requires thought or work. Our good editor takes on any issue that arises—we don't always agree with him, but even when we do, we don't bother to tell him so. Item: The recreational facilities at Lake NEARK or whatever the name of that fabulous lake that was promised to us during the last election and the one before that and the one before that. What happened? Item: Did the farmers really get paid for that cotton that they lost?-and can they really plant soybeans on that same allotment? Great day! Maybe someday the government will pay the merchants for the seasonal goods that they couldn't sell then let them sell them the next year. Item: Soybeans. We didn't find the idea of eating fresh soybeans so appalling. After all we have been eating soybean oils in our cereals, margarines, cooking oils and numerous other foods for years. We would like to see the good old Corn Soya cereal come back—maybe the soybean farmers could work on that. Where can we find fresh soybean! to boil and eat as did the lady who wrote about the same in the Courier. The preceding items are some of the more frivolous items we discuss. You should listen in on one of our really serious discussions. (Name Withheld By Request) BIOSATT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Menacing Figure Emerges In Pekinp Leaden Dick Kleiner By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) There's a shadowy figure in Red China who moves up in Mao Tse-tung's hierarchy every time Peking runs a major purge. Some regard him as Mao's hatchet man. Others think he's an opportunist who knows precisely when and where to jump. One American observer says: "He gives you the creeps." He has come to the fore again in the current Peking purges. His name is Teng Hsiao-p'ing, and he sat to the seat of honor next to Mao at a Peking meeting recently. Teng is now general secretary of the Chinese Communist party. He's today believed one of the top five men in the Chinese Communist hierarchy. Liu Shao-ch'i is still regarded as Maso's heir apparent. But after Liu at least one, perhaps two, of the men above Teng are considered out steps in the tricky maneuvering; A few years later, Teng came now going on in Red China. Some men just below him are still strong contenders. Teng's history is curious. He associated in France in the early 1920s with Chou En-lai, now premier; Ch'en Yi, now foreign minister, and other of the Chinese who now run Communist China. But Teng didn't rise with them to quick prominence in the Red movement then or in the decade that followed. He was in that period far outstripped by his old colleagues and didn't quite make the grade to the top ranks of the party, despite his old connections with men in high places. Teng's chance came on the 1934-35 Long March (the famous retreat of Mao and his forces from central China to the north) during which Mao and Chang Kuo-t'ao struggled against each to Yenan as director of the general political department of the People's Revolutionary Military Council. He moved steadily up to be political commissar for one of the major divisions of Red China, then became one of the lower • ranking vice premiers. * * * Teng came into prominence was challenged in 1954 after the end of the Korean War. Teng and heir - apparent Liu Shao- ch'i delivered the major speech- j es against the men being purged Teng moved up to the seventh HOLLYWOOD (NBA): Bea Lilli* is making her tint movie in 22 years, working with Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol dunning In Boss Hunter's "Thoroughly Modern Milie." She's doing more than just acting; in a sense she's also writing some of her own dialogue. Of course, it doesn't make much sense but, then, she's a comedian, isn't She? In "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Bea plays a lady who runs a boarding house and, on' the side, recruits talent for a Chinese white slavery ring. When she talks to her Chinese cohorts, she speaks a kind of Oriental double-talk. Hunter and director George Ray Hill decided against writ- tag any of this chatter. They figured Bea could wing it. And that's what she's doing — the camera turns and she starts taking. "Look at me," says Bea Lillie. "I'm a screen writer." The trouble wifii Dave Clark Is he just can't make Up his mind. The man in the middle of The Dave Clark Five, here en a tour of the West, ordered a white Rolls-Royce and then, when it was delivered, decided he didn't want it after all. He sent it back. "My big thrill in life," Clark says, "is my Jaguar XRE. I Hiought I should have a Rolls for prestige, so I ordered one. But when it came, I reaizec that I didn't really need it." Clark is a good-looking, semi- clean-cut (his hair isn't nearly as long as a Beatle'sj Londoner. On the wings of song, he has become a rich man. Beisdies leading his group through their rock-'n'-Rolls-Royce music, he now has diversified and owns five business enterprises. "What makes it all worth while," Clark says, "is what I've been able to do for my Nu-ents. they were poor tnd worked all their live.. Like all boys in London, I dreamed of winning the football pool and doing for them. Well, thU It wtter than any football pool. Now they don't have to work. I've given them a nice'home' and a car. It's a good feeling." The group is doing so well that nowadays they work only six months a year. Dave Clark says there is no point in them working any more,- "thi way [he tax structure is set up in England, we get ony five cents on the dollar anyhow." It's still enough to reject a Rolls. On ABC these afternoons, you are about to meet Bob Eubanks, a local Los Angeles disc jockey who will get his first national exposure as the MC of a new daytime show, The Newlywed Game. 'I am the luckiest guy in the world," says Eubanks, and you'd better believe him. He lucked into his current job, on KRLA here. And then he just happened to be in hte right place at tile right time for Tie Newywed Game: Eubanks' luck persists in his non-show business life, too. "My partner and I,"'he said, "put money into six oil wells being drilled in West Virginia — and four came in." Eubanks doesn't want to be a star. He's happy the way things are. But he took The Newlywed Game for one reason — his ambition is to make enough money so he can retire at 35. He's 28 now and he thinks he'll make it, maybe with a year or two to spare. . •' Already there are the two jobs, the four oil wells, a chain of three nonalcoholic night clubs With Eubanks, the on the second sylable. 15 Years Ago -In Blytheville Harvey Morris was re-elect ed chairman of the board ol stewards of-the First Methodisl Church here for the 13th time at a meeting of the board , lasi light. Dr. Joe Hughes of Osceola Teng moved up to the seventh was eleded p res ident of the spot in the Chinese Communist Nortneast Arkansas Optometric nartv hiprarnhv and became c :_(.. _i *u- n,i., , * party hierarchy and became general secretary of the party. He has been using that slot to consolidate his strength and to drive out his enemies. In the present purge, Teng has apparently removed one of his chief rivals for succession to I\UU~l oU auuggicu ogwiMiji' w"*-" ^ 1 ».^-. .-. —*w other for leadership of the Chi- j the deputy crown prince role. nese Communist party. Teng jumped to Mao's side, aDOVe leng arc tuuaiueieu vui. -.*"•& j—••( — of the running for deputy crown'got as his reward appointment prince. But maybe Teng will be out of the running, too, if he mis-1 to overthrow. as political commissar over the military forces formerly dominated by the man he conspired Teng followed that purging b y putting one of his own henchmen into the strategic party post out of which he had ousted his rival. Teng is a dangerous man and a man to watch. Society at the monthly meeting of the society in Jonesboro Fifteen friends were invited to a play party at the home of Mr and Mrs. Dick Watson in celebration of their daughter, Celia's, third birthday yesterday. Cpl. R. C. Allen of the Maris« Corps Reserve is attending a training camp at the Marine Recruit Depot at Parris Island S.C. for six weeks. the Doctor Q — I've taken thyroid extract daily for years. My doctor says I'll need it for the rest of my life. Are there any harmful side effects? A — If your thyroid doesn't secrete enough of its hormone, you must continue this replacement therapy. There will be no side effects if the dosage is adjusted to your individual needs. Too large a dose would cause nervous irritability, palpitation and a feeling of excessive warmth in a room where others are comfortable. Q — What are the symptoms of thyroid deficiency? Is it a common disease? A — Too little thyroid hormone causes slowing up of mental and physical activity but in their milder stages these symptoms are hard to measure and may be due to fatigue and other causes. In a more severe stage your skin would get rough and dry, you would gain weight and your hair would become dry and brittle. All these symptoms can be controlled with careful- y adjusted doses of thyroid extract. Thyroid deficiency is not common but it is seen five times more often in women than in men and most frequently between the ages of 30 and 60. The deficiency may be congenital or it may bn the result of removing too much of an overactive thyroid. Q — How is the protein-bound Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. i iodine (FBI) test made? How does it compare with the basic metabolic rate (BMR)? A — The FBI test is a measure of the protein-bound iodine in your blood. This and the radioactive iodine uptake test are simplier and more reliable tests of thyroid activity than the old! er BMR. Q — 1 am an unmarried woman, 26. I have a goiter that is growing outward. I believe this is not as dangerous as an inward kind. Should it be removed? Is this type of goiter unusual in a person my age? What is the likelihood of it being a cancer? A — Since the simple or colloid goiter is caused by a lack of iodine in the water or food it can occur at any age but usually starts at puberty. It is 10 times as common in women as ... men. Although the use of iodized salt will prevent the disease, it will not cure it once it is established. Small doses of thyroid extract, taken daily for a year or more, v/ill often cure it. Operation to remove this type of goiter is necessary only when a rapidly growing goiter causes undue pressure on the windpipe or when there is bleeding into the goiter itself. Simple goiters do not tend to become can- cerous. Q — On a recent PBI test my reading was 2.3 Is this high or low? A — Since the normal range is four to eight your reading is low and, if persistent, would indicate that you need thyroid extract. Please send your questions and coments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. BlythevilU (Ark.) Courier News Thuriday, July O, 1«M Page Six Kipper is really the proper name for a male salmon when he it approaching the breeding season. He then, develops a sharp, hard beak known a» the "kip." The word kipper is derived from this from the practice of curing the kip for food by splitting, cleaning, salting and imokini it. The term Is now used for other fiih, especially herring. C i THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B W. HAINES, PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Assistant rublisher-Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wftmer Co, New Yorfc, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. MemphlB Second-class postage paid at Blytheville, Atk. Member of the Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES B; carrier In the city of Blytheville nr any suburban town when carrier service is maintained 35c per week. $1.50 per montb. 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