The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 2, 1966
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The HigH Fahrenheit Vote >"~ When does a labor candidate cease to become a labor candidate? Evidently when the labor candidate is Jim Johnson* Of all the word* verbalized cliirihg the past weeks about politics, perhaps no one arrived at the essence of the runoff primary; quite so forthrightly as did Bill Becker, president of the Arkansas AFL- CIO; In addressing & statweide meeting in Little Rock Saturday, Mr. Becker noted that Mr. Johnson has a "satisfactory labor record," perhaps even better than that of his opponent, J. Frank Holt. However, there conies a time, Mr. Becker said, when an American citizen, or an American political organization, or labor union must be first American and secbnd a housewife, or a union member, or an organization man. The issues in the runoff, Mr. Becker stated, "are larger than the minimum wage, larger than social security." And indeed they are. • Mr. Becker had reference to a spirit of brotherhood which tran- gcends such legislative goals of acknowledged importance as the minimum wage. When he told delegatso "we'll be set back 20 years," in the event Mr. Johnson is elected, he was not referring to the labor Movement only, but the entire gamut of activity of lie body politic. In fact the entire tone of Satufc. day's meeting, as reported, was not sd much one of a pro-Frank Holt rally as it was one of anti-Jim Johnson^ Mr. Johnson has on occasion been identified politically with labor. But that is the point of the entire affair: Mr. Johnson's views on government and people are so stringent that when his candidacy is considered vital issues of Arkansas government begin te fade; And this may indicate something of the tenor of the coming two^week campaign, there will be considerably fewer issues raised (a la Kenneth Sulcer and Sam Boyce) than temperatures. Mr. Johnson will continue to go for the high fahrenheit vote. eJLetteM Uo Un (tetter) to the editor are welcomed. They a» irubject to edltintr. however, and mast be signed. Sirnitures will not be printed at tile re«tieit of the writer. No letter* will D» returaei) Dear Sin At this very hour votes are being cast for the "next governor of Arkansas." Just who wins this over-populated contest remains to be .seen and while I have a favorite horse running, everyone else, I find this relatively unimportant. The state of Arkansas, and Blytheville in particular, is still richer than our sister states because we have your Jack Baker and his "Egotist at Large" column to keep US going. While each column he writes Is a pleasure to read, the one today Is surely a masterpiece. As long as we have a newspaper with writers like yourself, Ed Hayes, who is surely the best sportswriter I ever read, and the Incomparable Jack Baker, I won't lose few much sleep over the results of this election. Very truly yours, Mavis R. Danii Dear Edit&ri A goodly number of American conservatives the nation over, myself among them, are strongly cheering that Judge Jim Johnson shall be the next great governor of Arkansas. In spite of the make-shift mantle of "moderation" which Mr. Winthrop Rockefeller has tried to fashion for himself, I'm sure the people of Arkansas know him to be really a mighty king-pin of the collectivist Eastern Rockefeller-Javits axis. Arkansas could do no better I'm sure than to select Jim Johnson as its Democratic nominee and to elect him governor. Sincerely, J.F. O'Donnell St. Michael, Minn. Show Beat Dick Kleiatr Of Undersea Sooners While much of the adventurous imagination of 20th-century man is turned to outer spade and the legal, military, economic, scientific, and territorial problems it poses to earthlings desirous of avoiding a repetition of the land grabs by early earth explorers, Rep. Paul Rogers of Florida reminds us that another kind of land grab may soon be in the offing and recommends measures to forestall it. The new rush to develop sea bottoms, he says could create a new breed of pirates—though a better term might be sooners, after the western settlers who sneaked in before the starting date to stake .claims to government homesteading land. One such sooner—or official land office, depending on how you look at it—is already on the horizon: the United Nations, a commission of which has recommended that assert title to the resources taken from under the high seas. Rep. Rogers suggests writing a new law of the sea to control exploitation, and his idea has merit. The sea's resources will doubtless become more and more important as the world burgeons, and our experience to date with dry-land natural resources teaches us that proper management is a better preventive than it is a cure to abuses in exploitation. — New Orleans Times-Picayune. B/OSATT AND CROMLEY /N WASHINGTON Douglas and Percy Run Hoof to Hoof in Illinois JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) 9 *QJ5 VKQ864 • A *AJ106 WEST EAST- 4842 AA6 VA107 VJ9532 • K73 +Q98652 *K87S + Vold SOUTH AK10973 1f Void 4J104 + Q9542 Both vulnerable We*t North East South 1 V Pass 14 Pass 2* Pass 3 + Pass 44 Pass. Pass Pass Opening lead—* 8 North had quite a rebidding problem. He could jump to three spades but did not like that bid with only three - card support. Finally he decided that, if his partner could not act over two clubs, there would be no game for his side. When South found a second bid, North jumped right to the spade game. West came up with the Inspired opening lead of the eight of cubs. If South were looking at all the cards, he would have finessed but South felt sure that the eight of clubs was a singleton. He clattered up with dum- my'l ace. East ruffed, cashed his ace of trumps and led a diamond to dummy's singleton ace. South had lost two tricks and was freed with a sura club loser and was looking at two notenUil diamond losers. Theoretically he could ruff them out but in practk* it woud not jrork. H« would run out of trumps in the process. He could ruff one diamond without much trouble and set up a diamond discard on one of dummy's hearts if East held the ace of hearts. South planned to fall back on that play but looked around for an extra chance first. He decided that East's plays had marked West with the last two trumps. In that case, South could afford to play a club right away. He did so and West was in with the king. West could not stand prosperity. It never occurred to West that his ace of hearts could never run away from him. Instead, West asked, "Do we have three tricks in?" Then he slapped his ace of hearts on the table. South ruffed, drew trumps and claimed the rest of the tricks. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. CHICAGO - (NBA) — Whatever their differences, Democratic Sen. Paul Douglas and his Republican challenger, Charles Percy, can show the two adversaries running roughly 50-50 in their battle for the U. S. Senate. No firmer underscoring is needed for tiie Douglas camp's own candid judgment that the senator's bid for a fourth term is by far his roughest test. By comparison, all bis other campaign outings were a breeze. In their candor, Douglas backers acknowledge something else — that the senator's age, 74, is a prime factor in a match with an energetic Percy just going up on 47. Percy does not raise Hie issue. He does not have to. In his campaign forays, Douglas generally exhibits his characteristic vigor on the platform or at the plant gates. But one top Democrat says the senator occasionally looks pretty "done- in" after a hard day. The troublesome Viet Nam Issue may add to the shakiness of Douglas' position. He is a strong unabashed supporter of President Johnson's policies. Tiius he is vulnerable to the discontents of both the hawks and the doves. Key Illinois politicians are quick to say privately that they do not have the faintest notion how the war issue will settle out in this campaign. To the extent, however, that lingering voter unhappiness is translatable in the polling booth on "IlihesektJs keep giving 'Bcainftf a t>aJ name—I'm going back to 'Bohemian* 1" Nov. 8, Douglas is in danger. At the moment) Douglas people are finding their comfort in poll samplings which they say ww show him just about as well off as in former times in Chicago's Republican suburbs; in the presence of the ticket of that new vote-magnet, state treasurer candidate Adlai Stevenson III, and in what they hope is a stout Illinois custom of choosing one Democrat and one Republican senator (Dirksen.) Douglas is holding to his early plan of having young Stevenson, presently a state representative, campaign virtually arm in arm with him throughout II- inois in September and October. The senator's pressure got him on the ticket. * * * National polls showing overwhelming voter approval of U. S. bombings of North Viet Nam oil depots are naturally read with a quickened pulse in the senator's headquarters. His managers are praying the war may not be the decisive campaign issue so many Democratic lawmakers fear it is. Curiously, some influential Republicans seem much concerned today that the Douglas prayer might be answered. Even though Percy is thought to be neck and neck with him, old GOP hands question whether he has made any serious headway with the Viet Nam issue. Says one party veteran: "Chuck has got to come up with something kind of new ... I don't know, maybe it's the weather. He isn't gaining as fast as earlier." Percy has laid down the broad charge of U. S. "overcommit- ment at home and abroad," has proposed an Asian conference without American participation, has blasted tbe President's Viet Nam Utterances as lacking candor and credibility. There is no sure sign any W this has made a real dent. Despite the doubts, friends of Percy insist he has some good ammunition on Viet Nam and will fire it when it counts most — after Labor Day. Neither side appears convinced, in the Summertime backstretch, that inflation is a pivotal issue, either. Many po- liticans mention high employment as a crucial offset which tends to blunt the impact of higher prices. Personal income is good. Percy may indeed need strong momentum. But his aides are persuaded he is laying good groundwork with Chicago's heavy Negro population and with such ethnic groups as the Poles and Lithuanians. Since they were a center of "back lash" sentiment in 1964, that would seem to represent some real doing. Republican leaders like to argue, moreover, that Percy in 1966 is a less abrupt, more seasoned party politician than the man wiio ran for governor and lost two years ago. Yet there are still skeptics who say present party unity is somewhat illusory and that right-wing types dislike Percy as much as ever. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) The acting business could learn a little someihmg from baseball. Specifically, what Broadway and Holywood need is a farm system like the big leagues have. This is the view of Kenneth Oelst, executive director of CBS' Actors Workshop. Ine Workshop, which started this spring, is an anibitioiis talent search - and - development program, designed td find and train jidurig ac'tdrs. Seist says lie found, m au- ditieiiing 360 6f fe ii&OO applicant, that the quality was "greatly aisappbinting." "bur trouble," He says, "is that we don't take young actors soon enough and train them. If we had the scouting system of the major league baseball arid football teams, we could spot talent at a young age and giiiae its training; "They do that in Engafid *— By the time an actor is ready to slaFt work, there is a long scouting report on him. The theaters know everything about tbe young actor." Gelst believes that there's ho reason acting talent scouts Cdii't comb the high schools - as tbe baseball and football scouts do — and spot potential stars. Someday, perhaps the networks nnd studios will do that, keeping their eyes oti ybiihhful performers afid guiding their raihing; there cauid be scout- iig reports — "Good field, no comedy" — and maybe a draft and bonuses and perhaps one day we'll read that "MGM has optioned Claudia Toothsome to The Beverly Hillbillies." Anyhow, Geist hopes that his new Workshop will help give young actors some needed training. He started in April with 20 students, but that's now dbWh 16 15 after Some dropouts, drop- ins and kickdUts, The remainder work two three-hour night sessions and a long five-hour class oh weekends. After "a certain time," there will be a presentation at which television producers wilt be invited to look over the crop and, hopefully, sign tfiem. Geist thinks that, in general, the quality of acting in the United States is "deplorable." He blames Broadway for this, mostly, and he's all fflr the day when Broadway gets what's coming to it. "The best thing for the American theater," tie says, "would be the death of Broadway. I pray for it — and it's coining. Peter Falk has been signed to be the third principal in "Luv," with Jack Lemmon anc Elaine May the other two. Falk is now working opposite Natalie Wood in "Penelope." Not bad for a man who has just come off a television show _ Trials of O'Brien - which must be classed technically as a failure, since it Wasn't renewed. ?ete sajis ti'Briefi was good for him. It had &odd reviews and apparentIV, tBat was SBbufjh.' The Show did for Falk what he" wafited it td 66 ~ opened the way to better ffi&vie arts. Afid "Lilv" is a flrgarn cbme true. He thinks Ihe three leads in it are the tHre"§ best parts of Ui6 yeaiS ' "I realty wanted that part," .he says,' "niOre than anything in years." He went after it aflS got It. It is a cefnedy = as is "P|nel6pe" - aHd that amuses Falk a lit- tie. "Funny/' he saySj "but what I'm best at is when I can get Hie auditace to care what happens to me. I never get those jarts any more — I get corn- edies. Arid I think after 'Luy> comes otit I'm in teal trouble - I'm g6ing to be typed in comedies forever." Most foods can be frozen successfully. Exceptions are those high in starch, those eatp raw foi- their crisp textUfe and those, co.ntain- ln| ehiulsified fat. Stareh foods tend to become sticky or guffimyi Gfisp r»w food* and those high in Water content become limp and soggy due to the nipture of the cell walls by ice cry*. tals. Freezini may cause foods with eimjisified fat to curdle and separate. © Encyclopedia Bilrtnhka Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newj Tuesday August 2, 1966 Page Six THE . COURIER NEWS THE COURIER N«nVS CO. H. W. HAINES. PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Assistant i'ubllshtt •Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Shie National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltrher Co ; New Tor*, Cnlcago, Detroit, Atlanta. Alemphtl Second-class postage paid at Blytllevllie, Ark Member ot the Associated Prei! SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier .service is maintained 35c per week $1.50 per month. By rtall Within a radius ol 50 miles, S8.00 per rear. S5 00 tor sij months, S3.UO for three months, by mail, outside 50 mile vadhls <18.(W per year payable In advance. Mail subscriptions are not accept- er 1 in towns and cities where The Cornier N'ews carrier service is maintained. Mail subscriptions m payable In advance. NOTE: The Courier rtviva assumes no responsibility for photograph! manuscripts, engravings or mat! left with It for possible publication Home Items Answer to PrevTout Puul« Dnrtnr Lfoaoi Q — I am crippled with arthritis. I have been taking Deca- dron for years. It has made my skin thin and caused fluid retention and moonface, so now I am trying to get along on Tan- dearil alone. How long will it take the side effects of the Dcca- dron to go away? What side effects will the Tanderil cause? A — You have to expect some side effects with nearly all modern drugs. The side effects of the Decadron, which belongs to the cortisone group should clear up in about a month after you slop taking it. Oxyphenbuta- zne (Tandearilj should be taken only under medical supervision — including periodic blood counts. Its side effects include nausea, waterlogging and a skin rash. On small doses these will not be troublesome but, if they persist, you should stop the drug. Q — What could cause me to have hypertrophic arthritis at the age of 26? Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. A — Although hypertrophic or osteoarthritis is most common in persons who are over 50 it does occur in the mid 20s. The arthritic process may be accelerated by repeated injuries to a given joint. Heredity may also be a factor. Q — f have arthritis of the neck. Limbering up exercises help to relieve the pain. Are these exercisec generally harmful or helpful? A — I assume you do not have the acute febrile stage of arthritis during which rest is beneficial. For most other man- ifestatons of all kinds of arthritis exercise is helpful. It pre~ vents stiffening of your joints and wasting of your muscles. For best results, exercises prescribed by a specialist in physical medicine are recommended. Q — What is a frozen shoulder? What causes it? Can it be cured? A — Frozen shoulder is a condition in which movement of the joint is limited. Thi may be a form of fibrositis or bursitis. It can be caused by injury, infection, gout or diabetes. The commonest cause, however, is strenuous prolonged use of the shoulder in an improper (jerky) way. Both hot and cold applications, various forms of physiotherapy and cortisone or related drugs may he helpful, hut yur doctor should determine the exact cause before any treatment is prescribed. Q — What causes enlargement of the heart? Can anything be done for it? A — Enlargement of the heart may be caused by high blood pressure, diseased heart valves, chronic bronchitis, emphysema overactivity or underaclivity of the thyroid and severe vitamin B deficiency. The treatment would have to be tailored to fit the cause. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandsladt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandsladt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters ol general interest in future columns. ACROSS IHome furnitun for sleeping 5 Home recorder 8 Homemade 12 Mine entrance 13 Boy's short jacket 14 Social insect 15 Feigned 17 Meadow 18 Cubic meter 19 Pygmies 21Prieslly caste 23 Home tab.) 24 Whack (slang) 27 Melody 29 Demolish 32 Expunger 34 Incursionist 36 Plentifully (coll.) 37 Natural fats 38 Slipped 39 Radio and television 41 Observe 42 Is able 44 Go by ship 46 Places of detention 45 Kalian province 53 River (Sp.) 54 Went in again 56 Babylonian god 57 Lion's "pride" 58 Pleased 59 Doctors of medicine (ab.) 60 Sandy waste 61 Congers DOWN 1 Food fish 2 Redact 3 U.S. coin 4 Swiss mathematician 5 Home beverage 6 Reach by effort 7 Versifier Switch of — 9 Cliffs on the Hudson 10 Arrow poison ( HJapanese 33Fountain drlnki outcasts 35 Lend aid 16 Renter 40 Hebrew ascetic 20 Earn 43 Girl's name 22 Pierces, 55 with 45 FaitMu! horns 46 British baby 24 Lower carriage extremities 47 Fruit peel 43 Approach 50 Mystery writer, Gardner 51 Masculine appellation. 62 Appends 55 Negative (tb.) 25 Asian inland selplteful 28 Feminine appellation 30 Withered 31 Gaelic

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