The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1967 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 5, 1967
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The Political Non-Lake Lake Neark, which only seldom was a lake at all. has been abandoned now, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commis sion has informed the public. Hugh Hackler, director of the Commission, said that engineers have told the Commission that it is not feasible to construct dams across the mouths of the old oxbow lake which sits just off the Mississippi River between Tomato and Osceola, River flooding, he said, figures to continue to scrub away the dams. This certainly sounds reasonable. However, it would have been infinitely more reasonable if someone had so advised the Commission prior to the expenditure of approximately ?45,000 in state funds on the project. In fact, there are some who maintain there were plenty of reasons not to tackle the formation of Neark in the manner adopted by the Commission. It is not too remarkable, however, that such an obviously political non- lake has drained off thousands of tax dollars. The lake was among the campaign promises made by former Gov. Orval Faubus in at least two of his last three campaigns. Certainly no one can accuse the former Governor of failing to deliver on his promise. Unfortunately, however, the earthen dams which formed the lake demonstrated all the staying power of a South Vietnamese battalion. Although the voter has every right to expect leadership from his political leaders, still it seems that the voter himself must share some responsibility when he bargains his vote for a lake, a highway or some other favor at the hands of an elected official. A politician who persists in trading in the pork-barrel market should be studied with extraordinary deliberation. oLetterA Could you inform me as to why the county and city law officers and judges seem to be so lenient on vandals in this county? I read in the paper (Blytheville Courier) every day about some form of vandalism in Blythevilie and in the county. There have been four instances I know of here in Gosnell. One in my home, one Where a tenant house was burned down, the water tower here was splashed with paint and a man's dogs have been shot at continually with BB guns. It seems that *e law official should take Memphis as an example. Vandals broke into a school and did $1,600 damage. The parents will be made responsible for the damage. If this kind of enforcement was pushed, we might have less vandalism in this county and more parents looking after and taking care of their children. James P. Dixon Rt. 4 Box 573 Blytheville, Ark. if- n/ l/ieuft \Jf Thanks to the Mayor ~ In the letdown after the announcement that Pine Bluff was not selected to participate in the Model Cities program, Mayor Franks came forth bearing good news. 1 Congress has chipped in more Model Cities money, the mayor learned, and Pine feluff isn't out of the running yet. "If we can't get the money the first time," the mayor said, "we'll just try again." "' The mayor's pursuit o{ federal money to upgrade the standard of living in Pine Bluff has been one of the recommendations for his administration. Rebuffs — like the public housing election and the Model Cities rejection — haven't dampened his enthusiasm. - Federal funds — like those spent on the Arkansas River navigation project, the Civic Center urban renewal project, the extensive Jenkins Memorial Children's Center now being developed, Jefferson Hospital and the health center — have done a great deal to make this Pine Bluff's most progressive era. A MODEL CITIES project would launch an attack on some of the city's worst problems, notably its blighted neighborhoods and the people trapped in them. It's reassuring to know that the mayor recognizes these problems and—judging by the city's trying again for this grant — will be restless until something is done about them.—Pine Bluff Commercial Show Beat by Dick Kleiner "HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) - picture.; 11 Under the. spreading pin oak tree is a plaque which announces that it was here, on March 9, 1842, that gold was first discovered in California. That's why Walt Disney called it the Golden Oak Ranch, and that is still its official name. But to most mpvie people it is simply the Disney Ranch. It is one of the most popular movie locations, because its rolling, wooded terrain can double for almost any part of the only about a from Hollywood Now it is doubling for Con- Dean's only horseback riding in the film is in one scene when the horse runs away with him, so he doesn't have to look tall in the saddle. But his costar, Diane Baker, is supposed to be an expert horsewoman. "I learned for 'Mamie,' " Diane says. "And if I'd kept up with it after 'M a r n i e,' this would have been no problem. But I didn't. So I had to work for two weeks at Flintridge before filming started, in order to picture, because all the actors have to be made to look 'good on horseback. Yet he says that necticut as. the Disney studio |o attempting' "the &fS Binders and tryin, to n,ake ao movie which has horse : tors out of th m • 'ell o is a shows its background, ;> But I U 'ell you one ftmg ring have been built. Above the grandstand is a banner which reads, "25th Annual Saybrook out a horse anywhere." It seems as though every Disney picture that is made or re- iw is publicized as the Walt himself Flintridge Riding Academy. The little girls look cute in their riding habits. Dean Jones, the picture's star, asked on 'iny thing how old she was. "I am five," she said. "How long have you been riding?" Dean asked. "Five years," she said. Dean isn't a rider, but he doesn't have to be. In "Year "NOW WE MNOW WHAT THE OLD BOY THINKS. OF USJ BJOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASH/NGTON Democracy in Vietnam Has Roots in Villages JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH VQ965 • 9843 + A52 WEST EAST (D) AQ105 *93 »J8 »10 • QJ852 4AK10T #JS7 + KQ168J4 SOUTH 4AKJ87S VAK74.S2 4 Void 43 Both vulnerable North Eat* Booft I* 2* 2» Pass 3* 44 Pass 7V Pas Pass Weft Pass Pass Opening lead: 4 K minor to show both majors." South Was playing that convention but still bid two clubs over the one - club opening. He wasn't happy about his chances of getting anywhere because, as far as he new, his partner had a fairly weak hand. South didn't have that weak hand. He had the old - fashioned rock crusher cue bid. Ha might have jumped right to six hearts but South was willing to try for the grand slam. He bid In the first days of contract there were no forcing bids at all. If someone picked up today's South hand in those times, he would probably jump right to six spades over East's club opening. Or maybe he would settle for game only. As dealer he would have a similar problem. Then a combination of Ted Lightner, Waldemar von Zedtwitz and Oswald Jacoby invented the forcing two bid and we had a way to handle the South hand as .the opening bidder. It wasn't long there, after when someone thought of bidding your opponent's suit to show that same type of big hand, and the cue bid of ttie opponent's opening was a second game force. South's two-club bid didn't quite mean that. About 10 years ago the late Mike Michaels invented the Michaels cue bid. He used the cuebid to show some sort of very distributional hand. Today most experts have followed along, although they use the weakish cue bid over a NBA Washington Correspondent By RAY CROMLEY WASHINGTON (NBA) The other afternoon a man asked this reporter if it wasn't impossible to create a democracy in an Aisan country such as South Vietnam. He says he believes elections in South Vietnam are bound to be meaningless of how sincerely the United States attempts to encourage freedom and self- rule. This man is not alone. In fee past few years more than a hundred men and women have three clubs as a repeat for his initial cue bid. North Perked up. The first asked me, "Are Asians capable cue bid might have shown a,of democracy? poorish two suiter. The second i Somehow, many Americans said, "Hold everything. I have;and Europeans believe Asians a real hand." are somehow different and not North still couldn't be sure!suited °y nature or tradition if his partner really held no'<° democratic ways There clubs, but North did hold the. seemstobeabel ' ef|thatAsian3 1 >are in some unexplained way i radically different from Ameri- ace of clubs and saw no reason not to show it. terners. A study of Asian history gives a very different picture. Particularly the detailed history of the area which is now South Vietnam is the story of men much like those who peopled Western Europe and the United States. * * * Before the French took over in South Vietnam, the people in the iiamlets and villages had a high degree of self-rule. They selected their village and hamlet officials locally. Though the central government of what is now South Vietnam was not democratic, that government, in the main, left the hamlets and villages to man age their own affairs, carry on their own government, solve their own problems. For many years before the French came, the local South Vietnamese citizens — though ganized nationally — had fought so zealously for their communities and their local constitu- He bid four clubs. South knew \^ that this was a real cue bid and this left South with no further problems. He closed the bidding at seven hearts. ! cans, Europeans and other Wes-' poorly armed and not well-or- vised or read or saw or this or that. The truth is that the Disney Studio has enough properties which Walt personally read and approved to last for 10 years. Dean Jones says that "Year of the Horse" is one of them, that Walt sent the book to him two years ago and urged him to do it. Dean, at first, was reluctant. In the picture, he has a 14° £ tlW f^' % tV/l ^d'toSu-er'inI real life, man who gets the bright idea ^ has one « m he worried ' of naming a prize show horse ^ he djdn , t photograph old for a product he is supposed to plug. The horse — Aspercel is his script name — is played by a beautiful dapple grey named Sir Winston. more at home on a motorcycle than a horse. He pointed to a steep hill not far away. "I rode my bike up that hill one lunch hour," he said. "Norman (the director, Norman Tokar) came running over and yelled, 'I don't know what's in your contract, but please don't ride that thing now, when you could break a leg and ruin my enough to be believable in the role. But he was persuaded to try it anyhow. Kurt Russell is also in the film, and the scene had Kurt I walking into the grandstand. .Tokar yelled "Kurt" when ha wanted him to enter the scene, .. But the camera operator u thought he said "Cut" and the whole take was ruined.. Next time, Tokar yelled "Russell." 75 Years Ago —In Blytheville tions that the C h i n e s e, who Dec. 5. many times conquered what is Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rosen- now North Vietnam, were never able to exercise any real control over the south. * * The French, found tfie south thai have returned from Washington, D. C. where they visited their son, Harold Rand. Nearly 2,500 cases on rolls of ", , the Mississippi County Depart- tnemse , | nient of Public Welfare are receiving more than $95,000 a a continuous , . iv • j vv-iniiK mult; man o.ltj,w problem because o: the inde- assistance, Wh ° ruled themselves. The South Vietnamese did not to expenditure records of the office here. Mrs. Lynn Hughes was host- destroy these democratic msti- esses at ae Blytheville Country tutions in the southern villages. : club yest erday to members of It was the French who finally, | the La Neuve CIub and one after much travail, destroyed , them by military force. In many years of effort, the French gradually uprooted this and hamlet governments were subordinated and then taken over by French - appointed officials from the capital. That is, democracy in the villages was slowly smothered. the Doctor Says •Yes, sir! He vents «» By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M,D, Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association carrots, raw apples and the like. Thorough chewing of these foods removes the coating of dead cells that is constantly Q — My sister, 49, has had a burning, sore, swollen tongue :or over a year. She has been .0 three doctors who have given ler vitamins and allergy shots j accumulating on the surface of but these haven't helped her. i your tongue. If for any reason What would you advise? |you can't eat these foods, you | A - A swelling or a burning may use a small cloth to hold pain in the tongue may be the Up of your tongue and and comments to Wayne G. stadt cannot answer individual general interest in future columns. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS ; caused by a vitamin deficiency, iron deficiency, thyroid deficiency, anema, excessive smoking, rough jagged teeth, allergy to lipstick, trichinosis or neuralgia. In many persons, however, the cause cannot be identified. The condition is commonly seen in women who are in jieir 50s and are emotionally nigh-strung. Fear of cancer may cause them to magnify the soreness in the tongue out of all proportion. In such cases, after a thorough examination to make sure no serious disease is present, a short course of tranquilizer often help. Q — Every morning on ar ing my tongue is heavily coated. What causes it and what can I do for it? A - The cause is failure to eat enough food that .requires, much chewing — dry toast, raw Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New.' Tuesday, December 5,1967 Page « brush the surface once or twice a day with a toothbrush. Q — Since February I have had what my doctor calls a black hairy tongue. I,have been using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash but it doesn't help. Is it cancer? How can I get rid of it? Black hairy tongue is caused by a fungus. It is not related to,cancer. If it cannot be removed by brushing your tongue with a toothbrush, you should see your doctor. Q — I have migratory glossi- tis or geographic tongue. What causes it? I there any cure for it? A — The cause of this patchy redness of the tongue is not known. The condition is not serious. The chances are that no one will know you have it if you don't brag ahout it. No treat ment is required and it usually clears up in a few days, but it may return. Please send your questions The sea horse, reports The World Almanac, combines an extra-ordinary variety of the characteristics of other animals and insects in its own anatomy. It has a head like a horse, monkeylike tail, pouch like a kangaroo, external skeleton like an insect, and two eyes capable of looking in different directions simultaneously. Sea horses can also change color, like chameleons. Copyright ffl H«7, Newspaper Enterprlit ^iyin. Mrs. W. H. OKeefe. (BE BI.TTnETn.Lt COURIER NEWS CHE COUftrEb NVW& CO. H. W. BArNES. PUBLISHES HAKS.T *. RA1NE* GENE AUSTIN Advertising ~~ Sole Naui,n.u auver Representative Wallace Witmer co. : New Sunk, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Meml Second-class postage paid at Blytherille, Art. Member ot' the Associated Pr« SUBSCRIPTION RATBB Sy carrier in the city of Jlj- nlle or any suburban town when carrier service Is maintained 35e p^i week Sl.W p« montb. By mall within a ndlni o* a* -niiet. M.OO per year 5500 lor s& months. 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