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More Stress on the System : The nation's hospitals now art 80 flays deep into Medicare. If they ar« staggered by its demands, it would not be surprising. The medical car* services have been plunged into a gigantic federal program which places further stress on a system which for years lias been showing signs of wear from overuse. And so it was not astounding to read last week that County Hospital Administrator John Cherry was on his feet at Blytheville's Rotary Club referring to Medicare as a "monstrosity." We're sure it is that in the eyes of many hospital administrators and especially in the eyes of one such as Mr. Cherry—a man who is profoundly professional in his field and who cringes at the thought of things being done by halves. The details of filing reports in quintuplicate, the har- rasing nature of federal regulations, the double dotting of every "i," must be exasperating to a man like Mr. Cherry Who is an achiever and as such never would make much of a bureaucrat. However, Medicare has not yet achieved the chaos which has been claimed for it. On the night of Mr. Cherry's address to the Rotarians, ' there was no stacking of patients in the halls of Chickasawba Hospital (which proves only that there were no patients in the halls at a given moment; for the patient load at Chick- sawba is such a dynamic thing that today's plenty fades into a paucity in a twinkling). Strangelyi enough, Medicare is largely a matter of the profficiency of the medical profession as a profession and the bumbling of the American Medical Association as an agent In polities and public relation*. Tot, thanks to these wonderfully developed God-given talents which the profession has brought into play in our lives, all of us are living longer. We assume this is a natural desire of both th« citizen and the medical profession and therefore everyone should be happy about this event, if indeed, we discover that life is, even with the Johnsons (Lyndon and Jim), quite worth the living. And so, our population grows older. But while Medicare may be a subject of good clean fun for well-fed Rotarians who have a desk drawer full of pre-paid health insurance, it is not the most amusing aspect of the American scene. There is the little matter of an older population . .. and an older, impoverished population at that. Statistics of some years ago pointed out that of the 15 to 20 million persons who are over 65, two-thirds of them have an annual income of less than §1,000. The number of these elderly Americans grows at a rate of 1,000 a day, which means another 665 per day with a deplorably low standard of living. Now the United States could spare itself much travail and money by lining up these oldsters and marching them into a Buchenwald oven at the rate of 1,000 a day. But the nation prefers to be infinitely more human- tarian and so it will continue to devote part of its time, its money and its ingenuity to the plight of old peo- pie. In order to serve them well, it also is going to have to devote considerably more thought and money to medical services and we take it this was, at least in part, the point Mr. Cherry was making. ,, Show Beat *> Dick Kleiner BLOOD, 5\A/EAT, ANib TEARS Mi*** Of ; Thumping China's Watermelons A world statistical summary from the Department of Agriculture suggests that low yields of vegetables and fruits in the Soviet Union are causing shortages at market. The exact status of the melon crop we cannot ascertain. Somehow we doubt it is big enough to call ior distribution advice from mainland China. Yet there it was. Reprinted without comment in the Soviet 'Literary Gazette was this fetching headline from the Chinese press: "Let's Talk About the Philosophical Aspects of Selling Watermelons in Large Cities." The accompanying article purported to tell how a Shanghai dealer consulted Mao Tse-tung and found success. Having studied a military analysis by Mao and other writings, the storekeeper concluded: "We must be guided by the instructions of Chairman Mao, concentrate overwhelming forces and properly wage the struggle for the watermelon trade." This apparently meant trimming the clerk force and putting more salesmen in the field. All of which must sound pretty capitalistic to any veteran of the watermelon business. And since the Literary Gazette probably has no market page, one can only conclude its editors considered the article to be as silly as we do. It is encouraging to see Russians poking fun, particularly at a cult of the personality. How times change.—St. Louis Post- Dispatch. "YOU FELLOWS really do a nice job," the passenger remarked to the pilot as they walked toward the terminal after the late night flight had landed. "But," he added, "I just don't understand how you manage to fly in the dark." "Simple," replied the pilot. "There's a light out on the right wing tip, and another on the left wing tip. All I have to do is keep the plane between the two lights."—Dothan (Ala.) Eagle. THE DIFFERENCE between a senior and junior executive is the size of the ulcer—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. BIOSATT AND CROMLIY /N WASHINGTON Far The Negro The Cry Is 'Instant Affluence JACOBY ON BRIDGE West's next step is to ask himself, "How can I beat this con- WEST NORTH (D) 49873 VK6 * AKJ *QJ43 V 10 98 7 • + Q8G3 "EAST VJ532 • 10 972 *A965 SOUTH AAQJ105 VAQ4 + 54 . *1082 Both vulnerable West North East South 1 * Pass 1 A Pass 2 * Pass 4 A • Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— V 10 The man who is always in a hurry falls down occasionally. But most of the time he is likely to get somewhere. The bench • sitter never falls down and never gets anywhere. West has a normal lead of the ten of hearts against South's four - spade contract. South has an equally normal line of pay, He wins the heart with dummy's king and leads a spade for a finesse. West is in with the king and should look around carefully before leading to the next trick. He knows that South holds the ace of hearts as part of his bid. What else does South hold? One possibility is the actual hand shown in the diagram. Another is one with four trumps to the queen - jack - ten and the ace of dubs. A third will include all three ices. Th« third ponlbility Is most unlikely. With three acei, South might well hive made some mov« toward* slam. How about, the other two possibilities? The actual hand held by South is certainly one that would have called for South's bidding. He might well have bid the same way if his ace of spades had been the ace of clubs. With only four spades, he would probably have made some bid to suggest a final contract somewhere else. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. CHICAGO (NBA) The bitter, destructive riots on Chicago's West Side produced the inevitable, sober - sided conferences between city officials and top Negro leaders. After the meetings, there were vague promises of faster action on better jobs, education and housing for Negroes. Mayor ,Richard Daley pledged more I recreation space for the afflicted area, and sprinkler systems or the fire hydrants, whose il- egal tapping on a sweltering day had touched off the riots. A committee study of police and community reations was announced. Yet neither Daley nor the circuit - riding Dr. Martin Luther Xing Jr. nor Chicago civil rights leader Albert Raby dealt with some of the deepest aspects o this minor civil war. They are seldom mentioned anywhere. As they pertain to the spe- tract?' If South holds the ace of cubs there is no way to defeat him but if East holds the ace of clubs and South holds three cards in this suit, there is a way to beat the hand. Now South makes his run for Sie roses by leading out his king of clubs. It holds and a club to the ace and a club ruff saves the rubber. \ ID 19tt by NM, lu. "Hum up mrf park this <Mnj—you'rf think you w«r» docking the GeminMO (o tht Agtna rocket! cifics of self-defeating Negro attitudes and behavior in distressed areas, comment will be reserved for later. Here, hard attention needs to be paid first to the effect of America's] portant thing is not that they are unseen but that the affluent world around them is so lighly visible to them — so close within reach and yet se un- ittainable. Affluence is portrayed widely js the normal condition for the American family. Only a fool would imagine that millions of Americans, Negroes and otiiers, would today rest content with having less than what they are daily told is normal. This constantly enlarging stress on material well-being, advanced at obvious cost to other human values, lies at the root of Negro impatience — which is really the governing factor here in Chicago, in Watts, in Brooklyn's Bedford - Stuyvesanl section and many another urban ghetto. It is silly to argue that Negroes are impatient because they have waited 100 years for the fulfillment of their rights Most of the militant protesters have been on this earth less than a quarter of that time. ors of central cities only com- lounds their frustration. For Negroes have inherited the core of central cities which, in their original make-up, probably have always been too crowded to be truly livable places. And today Jiose cores are badly deteriorated, even as Negroes move in. Worse still, these central cit- is now stand out as never be- Eore in painful contrast to the swelling, prosperous suburbs — the image of the new and the desirable, Where space and greenness are tangible things. It is not simply that Negroes need "better housing." Chicago, ironically, is noted by building code specialists as having one of the best and toughest building inspection and code enforcement setups in the nation. It is vastly superior, for example, to New York City's. What Negroes want is what the suburbs connote in every way. They represent not jusl the reality of better bousing but the symbol of a whole new way They know the struggles of the past only by hearsay. What they do know first-hand is the richness of American life visible in gleaming auto- flooding affluence on the mil-1 mobiles passing down their lions of disadvantaged Negroes. «»root= in ttw hpcknninff cnrnu- * * * Five years ago it suddenly became fashionabe to talk of the "invisible poor." But from the viewpoint of the poor, the im- streets, in the beckoning cornucopia of the markets, in handsome new houses and high-rise apartments. The housing they see in the suburbs and in refurbished sec- of life, the equal of that sug gested on their 21-inch screens as proper for everybody. All the basic things the Ne groes want take time. But, as Chicago's West Side shows, they are no longer willing to give time. No white or Negro leader seems close to reconciling the! call for "instant affluence" with the harsh reality of slow change which so long has governed thi society. the Doctor Says If your child has been immunized against measles, it is very important that you keep a record, not only of the fact that he was so treated but also of the type of vaccine used. If he was given the killed virus vaccine, his immunity may disappear after three or four years. Unfortunately, a booster with a live - virus vaccine would be very likely to cause a severe reaction — high fever and a very sore arm. Authorities now conclude that the best plan is to use the live virus vaccine on all children who have not previously been immunized against measles and to use the killed virus vaccine only on those who need a booster after immunization with this type of vaccine. The live - virus vaccine has the advantage of conferring a more - lasting immunity. Q - Our 2V4 year - old son has had ringworm for over a year. It goes away as long as we use the ointment the doctor prescribed, but when we stop it :omes back. How does one get ringworm? Is there any cure? When -the sores get raw, is there Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. a danger of cancer? A — Ringworm is a group of fungus infections. The causative organisms thrive in warm, moist areas of the skin and are found in most households. Although it is mildly contagious, it can usually be assumed that HOLLYWOOD (NBA) John Gavin sat in the Fierce- Arrow roadster with a dart in his neck. And, across the street in the shade, Bea Lillie nonchalantly tucked her blowgun back into her hair. They were filming Ross Hunter's comedy, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and this scene gives you a rough idea of the type of story it is. It is set in the '20s, and Miss Lillie is playing a sweet lady who runs a hotel for girls — but, on the side, she is a recruiter for a white slavery gang. Julie Andrews and Mary Tyer Moore are her prime targets — with those two, any white slavery outfit would be in the black — and Carol Charming is the one who saves them. Gavin and James Fax are the love interests. In this scene, Miss Lillie supposedly blew a poisoned dart into Gavin's neck, as he sat In his sporty red car. He was immediately paralyzed and just sat there, jauntily at the wheel, while Julie Andrews came along and chatted with him. Waiting for her next shot, Bea Lillie relaxed in the shade. She wore a long black dress and her hair was up in a style even she couldn't describe — there were double buns in the back and her blowguns were stuck rakishly in the middle. "Isn't it lovely?" she said. "I have two sandwiches and a script in there somewhere." In good spirits as always, Miss Lillie from time to time burst into song. "They're changing the guarc at Buckingham Palace; "Christopher Robin is now known as Alice." Gavin's work was more difficult feat day. All he had to do was sit there, at the wheel of the while the action swirled around him — Julie chattering cars going back and forth, hand- omely dressed extras strolling y"Sitting absolutely still," Gav- n said, "is technically very dif- icult — especially in all this leat and smog." He was wearing a '20s suit and there was an honor society cey on a chain across his chest, ie said he supplied his own ley -r- from a leadership socie- y, Omicron Delta Kappa, he was a member of while an undergraduate at Stanford. His straw hat, he said, wasn't rom the '20s at all. It seems the straws of the '20s look almost exactly like the hats of ;bday, so the costume department gave him one from the '30s, which looks different. "Its' true," Bea Lillie said. "All the fashions of the '20s are coming back into style now. I could wear this dress anywhere." Actually, ah* to correct to fact, costume designer Jean Louis, who did all the gowM tor 'Thoroughly Modern Millie," u going to include two of tti«* creations in his collection next year - as 1966 fashions. But all the can used In the picture are from the correct jeriod. They rounded up 33 v* iiicles - cars, taxis and trucks _ and they are all In good working order. The oldest is a 1917 Overland roadster, and [here are other brand names un- famiiar to today's hot rodders - a Shaw, a .Stutz, a Hupmo- bile, an Essex and a Franklyn. It all helps make for authenticity. Now, it the story is good-~ So I put on my tuxedo and flew down to San Diergo to see a movie. It was 1 the first time I've ever flown formal and I expected to see the sign light up "Please fasten cunmer- bunds." Anyhow, this was a bit of Walt Disney hoopla for his new one, "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N." The Dick Van Dyke-Nancy Kwan comedy has a Navy tie-up, so Walt arranged for the world premiere to be on board the USS Kitty Hawk, an aircraft «ar- rier currently berthed at San D go's North Island Nava Air Station carrier pier. A whole planeload of stars — Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Buddy Ebsen, Tom Tryon, Barbara Feldon, Dean Jones, Jackie Cooper and of course, Van Dyke — watched the movie in the Kitty Hawk's hangar deck. The decor was a bit different; aerial torpedoes were festooned from fee ceiling. If the sailors didn't like the picture — but, fortunately, they did. BlytheviUe (Ark.) Courier Newa Monday, August 1, 1966 Page Six CHE BLYTHEV1LLS COURIER NEWS THE COURIEh NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. PUBLISHES HARRY A. HAINES Assistant L'ublisher-Edltor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Snic National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphll Second-class postage paid at BlytheviUe, Ark. Member of the Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier in the city ol Blythe- rille or any suburban town wnera carrier service is maintained 35c per week 51-50 per month. By mail within a radlui of 5U miles, §8.00 per year. S5 00 for six months, $3.00 for three months, by mail, outside 50 mile radius '18.00 per year payable In advance. Mai] subscriptions are Dot accepted in towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service is maintained Mai] subscriptions ara payable in advance. NOTE: The Courier toffvs assumes no responsibility for photograph! manuscripts, engravings or matl left witb It for possible publication. Works of Burns Answer to Previous Puzzle JCIAIBITI baby's blood. Q — Our young son developet a lot of lumps. Examination of a biopsy specimen showed gran- uloma annulare. What causes this and what is the best treatment? A — The cause of these self- limited benign tumors is unknown. Because if often clears up without any treatment, it is hard to evaluate the effect of whatever treatment is used. it can usually be assumed tnat whgn thg , do not show all members of a household are My g . gn Qf disappearing spon . taneously, most authorities favor the use of irradiation with X rays or freezng with carbon dioxide snow. exposed but some are more resistant than others. It will not become cancerous. The disease usually starts with itching blebs, which may occur singly or in coalescing clusters. Once the fungus gains access to the deep layers of the skin, it is hard to eradicate, although keeping it under control may be fairly easy. The newer drugs (tolnaftate solution and acrisorcin ointment) may give a better chance for permanent cure than some of the older remedies. Q — My sister says her baby was suffering from a lack of alcohol in his blood. Could this be true? A — There are more than 30 different alcohols listed in my medical distionary, but I know of none that are essential to a Wrestling was a highly developed sport at least 3,000 years before the Christian era. On walls o£ the temple tombs of the ancient Egyptians there are sculptured many nun- dreds of scenes from wrestling matches depicting practically all the . hold! and falls known even today. It was also an important sport in ancient Greece. The Greeks introduced it to Rome in the last quarter of the second century B.C. « Eiuycliptaia IrHtMlw ACROSS 1" • O'Shanter" 4 Burns was a 8"A~red, red 12 Lifetime 13 Napoleon's exile site 14 Angered 15 Fib 16 Shift 17 Land measure 18 " Saturday Night" 20 Pullet, for . example 21 Iron-bearing dolomite 25 Turkish army corps 28 Expunger 31 American poet 32 Sports site 35 Attempt 36 Rudiment 37 Citrus fruit 38 Fish eggs 39 Firmament 41 Low-pitched voice 42 Harangue 46 Combat pilot 48 Lively (music) 52 Vases 54 Operatic solo 55 King (Latin) 56 Speed contest 57 Meadows 58 Poem 59 Encourage 60 Penitential period 61 Was victorious DOWN 1 Soft mineral 2 Exchange f remium ncounter 4 Number 5 Record keeper 6 Fat 7 Sailor 8 Narrow inlet 9 Band 10 Withered 11 Paradise 19 Greek letter 40 Six (Roman) 22 Nevada city 41 Insect 23 Persia 43 Type of rtreel 24 Tantalum show (symbol) 44 Of Troy 25 Atlantic colored 45 "Wert thou in fish 26 Flowing garment 27 Decline 29 God of love 30 Grain (pi.) 32 Athena 33 Lease payment 34 Printer's measure the cauld • 46 Emanation 47 Crustacean 49 "Green ln« Rashes 0" 50 Perform again 51 Beasts of burden 53 Coterie 55 Whole of

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