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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 26, 1966
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$20,000 for 40 Tons i ' . y Just what is it about Governor Or- 'Ygl Faubus' niggardly ?20,000 hand- pjk to his friends in the Little Rock fiprse Show which should sustain the public's interest? In view of the fact that Mr. Faubus is no longer a candidate for governor, in view of the fact that his name will appear nowhere on any of today's ballots, why should the memory of that misspent §20,000 (.which the Governor tossed into the lap Of the Horse Show as casually as Winthrop Rockefeller would drop a quarter into a beggar's palm) be ever "fresh? "' It is because of stories wTiich came from the State (mental) Hospital at Benton last week. In this hospital, it was revealed in the press last week, patients endure 100-degree tempera- 'iurea as best they can. Some lie on 'the floor naked. Insects crawl about the place. There is no air-conditioning. It is, in fact, a snake pit. ,; • • What about the $20,000 ? Just this: Beating and air-conditioning engineers •h'ave a little rule of thumb by which -%ti approximation of the cost of air 'Jcpnditioning an average building is ar- rived at. It is this: $600 per ton. This includes installation and moderate duct work and no particular mechanical problems. This means that $20,000 which went to the Little Rock Horse Show could have gone to the State Hospital at Benton for 40 tons 6f air conditioning (again, approximately). We would hazard that even 20 tons of air conditioning would be a very happy thing for the Benton hospital. Mismanagement of funds is not only slothful, it is cynical. When public funds are involved, it shows a peculiar lack of stewardship which, when equated in terms of human suf- fic light at this intersection. Certainly Arkansas, with millions of dollars of surplus funds this year can elect a governor who will have enough compassion to investigate the plight of those pitiful souls in the State Hospital at Benton. The state which becomes inured to the privations of a number of her citizens is moving away from democratic enlightment and toward a compelling materialism. ...High as an Elephant's Eye? .--.- Noticed in passing: *"' At 5:20 p.m. one day last week, 13 'cars were stacked on Hutson, awaiting t€*itry to North Sixth. There is no ^traffic light there. ''. At 5:21 p.m. on the same day, no 'cars were stacked on Hardin awaiting .entry to North Sixth. There is a traf- ML* Of OtL» fie light at this intersection. The height of selected blades of Johnson grass on selected vacant lots in the city was measured at four feet, nine and one-half inches, thus giving lie to the statement that the Johnson grass is "head high" ... at least insor far as these selected blades were concerned. Information Or Excuses? No one Is very likely to argue against more information about the nation's unemployment problems yet there was something passing strange the other day when President Johnson announced the need for additional jBtatistics to see if there's a manpower short{age. : .There was, first off, the way he proclaimed the result before the study was ieven started: "I don't believe there is a •manpower shortage in this country today. jThere is a serious waste of manpower." A pook at the statistical changes he has in jmind explains his confidence in the outcome. ' Now, if you wanted to know if, there were 'enough chairs for the guests at your dinner iparty, what would you do? You'd count the 'number of chairs and the number of guests. jSimple enough. '. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, though, ;has traditionally counted the guests without •counting the chairs. While it compiles reams !of data on the number of unemployed, it has jmade only limited attempts to count the ;number of unfilled jobs available. So if any- JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 26 4J7532 V64 4AK8 + Q103 WEST EAST *4 AA VK83 VJI0752 4 J10 9 4 Q 6 5 4 *AK9874 «652 SOUTH (D) AKQ10986 ¥AQ9 • 732 + J East-West vulnerable West North East South 1* 2* 34 Pass 4* Pass Pass Pass ':.:;. Opening 'Take a look at the North and South hands only and plan your play at four spades. West opens the king of clubs and shifts to the Jack of diamonds. Needless to say you win in dummy. What do you do next? If you are the ordinary good player you will check the hand and see one loser in each suit except hearts and a potential heart loser if the finesse for the king doesn't work. You lead a trump first in order to get rid of the enemy's trumps and eventually you will take the heart, finesse. I will lose and you will charge another loss to bad luck An expert will study the hand • trifle further. He sees the possibility of setting up a club trick In dummy but will know there is nothing to be gained that way. Then he will take a long look at his nine of hearts and note the possibility «f taking a, deep sea finesse against tha jack and ten. He doesn't expect this to work, but it may. There is one chance in four that East will hold both fiiose cards. What can the play cost him? Give East the king and West either the jack or ten. That simple finesse will work and give him his contract He will also make his contract with file deep sea finesse because he will take the simple finesse next, one really wants to determine If there's a manpower shortage, it's fairly evident what the first step should be. Past proposals for systematically counting job vacancies, though, have been killed by opposition from the AFL-CIp. So, in worrying about the shortage, did the President at long last suggest counting the .chairs? No, he wants more statistics on the guests. Specifically, he said unemployment figures "should show not only unemployment but underemployment and the extent of involuntary non-participation in the work force." Fairly obviously, the only possible result of the new statistics the President suggests would be to make unemployment look higher than it formerly did. No sensible observer, of course, ever thought the previous statistics were the ultimate in accuracy. But, in the inexorable fashion of what passes for logic on these matters, the apparent rise in the statistics would lead to a cry that the economy needs even more Government stimulus. —Wall Street Journal. and if it works he will hav lost a heart trick but he wi have traded it for a diamon trick since he can discard dum my's small diamond on the ac Show Beat by Diek Kleiner TWAT'S 3UST A UTO N&PU, PAD-Youfe 60M TOO SLOW. BIOSATT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Dorticos: Smooth, Wily, Is Number Two in Cuba of hearts. He can lose something. If th deep sea finesse loses to th jack or ten and the simple f nesse to the king, West wi cash a diamond trick and se South two tricks instead of one An expert will risk an extr trick set to make a contract s South tries the deep sea an catches his fish. €> INt kr NU, IK. "Is thit your tint tidt on a moforWtt, fci/rn?" By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) If Osvaldo Dorticos edges out Castro as Cuba's head man, he'll be more dangerous than Fidel ever was. (Dorticos wields great power as Cuba's president and czar of the island's economic life.) As one anti-Communist Cuban puts it: "He looks clean. He shaves. He wears a suit and tie, not fatigues. He looks intellectual, not like a ruffian. "Even a friend of mine who knows what he's really like came away from a conversation with Dorticos saying how reasonable he was. He very skillfully fooled the anti-Castro upper class for years before Castro took over. fully, plays both sides against the middle. When he was in on writing many of the laws which seized foreign and Cuban private property, in talking with non-Castro Cubans he pretended to complain about many of die laws he was himself writing." A professor who taught Dorticos in college recalls: "He knew his subject when he came to class. He was alw.ay.s well- dressed, never arrogant. H e was more like an intellectual, discussing philosophical matters. "But he was a very disturbed boy from a middle-class family which had gone down. "His fattier had been a well- known physician, but never careful about saving money. When he died, Mrs. Dorticos found herself with two young "He is so smooth that when]boys and no funds. Castro put his own mistress in Dorticos' office to watch him, Dorticos twisted her around his little finger. "He's a great contrast to Fidel. He gets things done. He's very efficient, good at organization. He doesn't go out on the town, publicly drinking, singing and chasing women. "He works slowly and care- "Young Dorticos had a grudge against everyone in the world and the rest of bis family because he was not given money to live Well. "While at the university, he was befriended by fee Communist, Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, and came under his influence. He became a Communist party member and secretary to a Communist party chief. "He was a member of the Communist group at the university, and gradually began to assume leadership in that group. He did this by not getting angry or loud when the others did, but talking quietly. "Even as a college student he carefully put on the appearance of being a nice guy among a bunch of rascals. Thus he didn'i arouse antagonism. "When he graduated in law he went back to Cienfuegos. ant put up his shingle. He began to represent business in cases against labor. He associate< with business groups and began earning good money. He finall; became head of the city's mosi aristocratic club. "In these years, he hid his sentiments. No one thought o him as a Communist. He was living very well and was given a legal appointment from Ba tista. He became president o: Cuba's bar association. "Then in 1958 he became in volved in a Navy revolt agains Batista and left for Mexico." The danger is that because Dorticos is so smooth when he chooses, he might cause us to relax. H0LLYWOO& (NBA) The sein* they were shooting at Warner Bros, studio f6r "A Covenant With Death" was a simple one. It was the interior of a house, with Katy Jurado and George Maharis talking. Director Lament Johnson wanted several different angles of the same scene, so there was a lot of time between setups to talk. Maria Christina Estlla Marcella Jurado Garcia — "for short," Katy says, "call me Blondie' '— was talking about her trucking business. She IS understandably proud of what she has accomplished. Eight .years ago,, she started it with one truck. It was to be something f Or her son to have, because she realized, when he was just a boy, that he was business - oriented. Her son was 21 last October and she gave him fiie trucking firm to run. It is a big business now< There are 11 trucks. The firm has contracts to truck soap from Mexico City to Monterey, and steel on the return run. Katy has a 19-year-old daughter who is married and has two children. With both her offspring grown up now, Katy is faced with a problem all parents must face sometime. "The house in Cuernavaca," she says, "is too big now. It is empty and lonely. I'm going to buy a little place in Acapulco for myself." Katy is divorced, which accentuates her loneliness. But there is a substitute. "I have a lover," she says. "My lover is my career. For many years I hated my career, acting. It took me away from my children. But now it is my sweetheart, my husband, m y lover." Katy, who plays Maharis' mother in "A Covenant With Death," put on 20 pounds for the role. She looks happily mid- Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. ilar to the amoeba. It frequenty affects the choroid but it can be cured by a combination of sulfa drugs and pyrimethamine (Dara prim). Q — Sometimes my eyeballs throb and hurt. What could cause this? A — There are many causes of pain in the eyes. These include various inflammatory dis eases of the eye itself, an inflammation of the optic nerve called retrobulbar neuritis, in- checkup to rule out serious or-ifluenza and other acute febrile Doctor Says Q — I recently heard that as we grow older our eyes become smaller. Is there any way to prevent this? A — The eyeball does not become smaller with age. In some persons the cushion of fat in back of the eye shrings, giving the eye a sunken appearance. This can happen at any age with malnutrition or a debilitating disease. You should maintain a good state of nutrition and have a periodic physical A — Iritis is sometimes asso dated with arthritis and gou but not psoriasis. Often the cause cannot be found. ganic disease. Q— An eye doctor said I had choroiditis caused by toxoplas- mosis. I also had a strongly positive tuberculin skin test. Does this mean I have tuberculosis? What are choroiditis and toxoplasmosis? A — Choroiditis is an inflammation of the choroid, tbe dark jrown membrane between your diseases including acute sinusitis The commonest cause, however, is eyestrain which may be due to an error of refraction or using your eyes for close work under faulty illumination (glare or insufficient light). Q — Can Erythrocin or other antibiotics cause permanent damage to the retina? Can retinal damage be detected by a •etina and the hard white fi-1 routine eye examination? jrous capsule of the eye. Your doctor made a tuberculin lest There have been no reports of such damage. A routine lecause tuberculosis is one examination by a qualified oph- cause of choroiditis but a posi- ive test only means that you lave had a touch of tuberculosis n the past. At the time of tbe test it may be active or com- letely cured. That is why other ests must be made to confirm diagnosis of tuberculosis. Toxoplasmosis is a disease thalmologist would reveal retinal trouble if it were present. This would lead to more refined tests to confirm the diagnosis, localize the lesion and determine the cause. Q — My eye doctor said I had iritis but he coud not find the cause. Cold arthritis or psori- caused by a small parasite sira-iasis (which I have) «aus« U? Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G Brandstadt, M. D., in care ol this paper. While Dr. Brandstadi cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of genera: interest in future columns. The novelist Zane Grey, whose book? of western fiction sold more than 15 million copies, was a practicing dentist. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio. The town was named after his maternal ancestor, Ebenezer Zane, who cleared the land and staked out a claim for the present site of the city in the late 18th century. 75 Years Ago -In Ely they Hie Blytheville's city dump source of numerous complaints by west Blytheville residents who live near the site, was abandoned today and the Sanitation Department began hauling garbage to a new location near the Air Base. The safety fence to go around the schools on Chickasawba has been ordered and will be put up before school starts, it was announced at last night's Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Mantz announce the birth of their first child, a daughter born July 21, at Walls Hospital. She has been named Teresa Jo. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. McManus have moved into their new six- room home at 701 Indiana. die-aged, but she says she can: take it off easily and look young again. She says she's lucky, in) that she can play all ages. ; "But I am not afraid to play s mothers," she says. "Some ofb these little girls are afraid to admit they are getting older. I * am not afraid. You can't put'! your finger in the sun and stop • time." ;: While Katy Jurado was talking about herself, George Ma-,' haris was being philosophical. > He's good at it. . i "Life these days," he said, 1 •'is too specialized. The herd' instinct is too strong. There is no self-sufficiency. People just' do their own little job and seem ; satisfied. Everybody is a car-' buretor Or a spark plug, but nobody's a motor." Somehow, the subject turned ' around to Maharis and televi- • sion. He feels strong about this * too. "I think they've finally gotten the idea," he says, "that I don't '. want another television series.' Not now, anyhow. For a while, I was getting fiiree and four of-. fers a week. They thought it was just a matter of price — some of them were pretty wild ' deals. "I might do another series sometime. But not for fte usual reason — not for the security of. any children I might have. It's , just the opposite. I think it's worse for a fa&er to do a series just for security, just for, money. "The father is setting an example of compromising just for money. If you give that to a, child as your, legacy, you are giving him nothing;. you are robbing him." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News ' Tuesday, July 26, 1966 ' Page Six THE BLVTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Assistant t'ublisher-Editol PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising manager Snle .National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New Vortt, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis Second-class postage paid at Blytheville. Ark. 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