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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 26, 1967
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The Exclusives Bill Becker is president of the Arkansas AFL-CIO and as a student of the Arkansas political and economic scene is sensitive to the needs of the state. He's also articulate, courageous and intelligent, a combination which serves him well in the discharge of his official duties. Last week in Little Rock, Mr. Becker appeared on a television program and made a number of interesting observations about Arkansas politics. "When we got to the general election," he said, "although Jim Johnson had a pretty fair labor record, we (organized labor) felt he would be bad for the state. We feel in the AFL-CIO that we're citizens first and union members second, so we took no position in the governor's race" This is a remarkable admission of political cowardice, if Mr. Becker was quoted correctly. To say in one breath that a candidate would not be good for the state and then to point out that for this reason he was not opposed is incredible. Further, it is totally out of keeping with Mr. Becker's refreshing statement that he feels citizenship should come before vocational association, a statement with which we could not agree more (and would that more people felt this way about citizenship). Obviously if everyone who felt Mr. Johnson would be bad for the state had followed the example of organized la- br then they would have, assured Mr. Johnson's success. To dwell on this non sequitur at length serves no purpose other than to remind all of us that citizenship does not end with privileges, but only begins there, from which point it embraces responsibilities, Mr. Becker offered some highly interesting comments on the Rockefeller Administration, to wit: ". . .there are some bright spots . . .Fresh breezes in the insurance department; they've done an excellent job. We're impressed with the Securities Commissioner. There are several areas where we think there has been some good performance. . . However, he goes on to warn the adminisration, which he evidently looks on with favor, that it must not become establishment oriented. Becker said that men like Peter Joers of Hot Springs, Robert E. Lee Wilson III of Wilson and Cass Hough of Rogers are close to Governor Rockefeller. "If he doesn't stop listening to folks like that, I think he will hurt himself considerably... .1 would guess it's to their best interest to preserve the status quo. . . As noted .above, Mr. Becker is senr sitive to the needs of the state We find nothing objectionable in millionaire Winthrop Rockefeller consulting with other millionaires. However, Mr. Becker's point is well taken: There are after all relatively few millionaires in Arkansas. >««e«m»»»««m»*»»«»»»»»4»»»*»»»***»» Hollywood Highlights HOLLYWOOD (NBA) | them, but I don't like them, "A Man Called Gannon" is, on the surface, another Western. But in its way it's blazing a either. I feel for horses like I feel for that wall over there — no feeling." trail. What it has that no other . . ., ,, , Western has had is a couple of Sarrazin s name, if votive nude love scenes. j hee n wondering, is French. Ha It was inevitable, I suppose, | says there are a lot of Sarra- that the current trend toward I zins in Canada, and many of nudity would mosey over into | tnem claim descent from the Western field. The only Michd Sarrazzin who came to thing left is cartoons; maybe somebody will remake "Snow White" with sweet little Miss White cavorting naked with Dopey. But back to "Gannon." Judi West, the cookie of "The Fortune Cookie," drew the assign- Canada with Champlain in 1602 and was the first pharmacist in Canada. Directing "Gannon" is another of Hollywood's bright young I directors, James Goldstone. Like so many of these new hopes, he came out of television. "This is the age ot the young ment of making wild, passionate, unclothed love in this one. There are two such scenes -1 director," GoldsTon esays."And one with Tony Franciosa, one j there's a reason for it. Young with Michael Sarrazin. ] directors understand young au- They were shot in one day, ,diences, and 60 per cent of the one following the other. Tony tickets to movies are bought by and Mike were full of praise for Judi. It is embarrassing, to say the least, for a girl to go people in the 18-25 age bracket. I think I understand how they think and feel, and what they through a day like that. But| wan t j 0 see .» she managed, they said, with! Goldstone also has a unique, good spirits. _ And she didn't but j^^ theory that the even catch cold. Sarrazin is the young Cana- young television - trained directors are almost better equipped dian who scored so heavily ini than the old> movies . only di _ "The Flim-Flam Man" with factors. ANOTHER [/..»"ENTER/ George C. Scott. In "Gannon," he has something of the same "We have more experience than the old-time movie direc- Of hers An Example Of Excellence One of the reasons parents reportedly do not want their children to choose public service as a career is the general image held of the political office holder. He is seen too often as an individual willing to compensate his morals in many ways. It is a sad state of affairs that this is a general opinion. It would not be so if there were more men in its ranks of the caliber of Arkansas Insurance Commissioner John Norman Harkey. Commissioner Harkey has announced this week that he feels his work is complete. He notes publicly that he accepted Governor Rockefeller's appointment for the purpose of "cleaning up" the department and said he feels this has been accomplished for the most part. Approximately forty firms in the insurance business in Arkansas when he took over have for one reason or another withdrawn operations under the searching questions and application of the law by Commissioner Harkey. Emerging states with a comparative low per capita income are frequently a mecca for the borderline insurance salesman. The bold print and his smooth words mask fine pvtat "legalese" language in policies. This sets the stage for schemes that can take millions of hard earned dollars from unsuspecting purchasers. It is for the benefit of these citizen-purchasers and others that there is a regulatory agency known as the Insurance Department. In the decade prior to fte Rockefeller election and the Harkey appointment there had been few examples of this protective action. There may be an odd comparison here that parents would bear thinking on — that questionable morality in business is as prevalent as it is in politics. A good man in public office can go a long way to curb that weakness as John Norman Harkey has demon- stated. His example of excellence is one in which the Rockefeller administration and the people of Arkansas can take file greatest pride.—Marked Tree Tribune THl GLOBAL VIEW BY LEON DENNEN sort of relationship with Fran-j tor ," he says. "It's funny,- but ciosa he had with Scott — a youth idolizing an older man. "I've been playing that same A Neutral Southeast Asia Not New Idea, Gov. Romney reeled on TV, I've directed more feet of film than the old- kind of role for 10 years now," j tj me directors who have worked says Sarrazin, who is 27 years j on features for 30 years. I've old. "I think it's time for a i worked with morp apfnrs hand, to change — I'm ready to play my own age." And, also after doing several Westerns and Western - types, i worked with more actors, hand- UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., their Red Chinese and Russian (NBA) mentors to the conference ta-jers (in Moscow) is probably : "but I have no feeling I ope. : 'The opinion of some observ- j "I he would also like to change to' judi West in ! a contemporary story. He thinks j Gannon." I he'd like to do a movie in Eur- • led more different scenes, been up against more problems." But he never did a scene for television like the ones with A Man Called like Westerns," he says, Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newa JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) A A 10 743 VAK4.3 26 *Q76 WEST A J 9 EAST 6KQ862 v Q10 8 4 * 9 3 <& 8 5 4 2 SOUTH 65 VI 2 * AK9763 *AKJ10 East-V, r c5t vulnerable West North East South 1 <& Pass 2 £ P;.:-r, 2 V Pass 3 * -• - " >•". T. Pass 4 ^ .'.-.-• 3 5ft Pass Pass Pars Opening lead—V Q One of the valuable by-products of membership in the American Contract Bridge League is the monthly bulletin sent to all members. In addition to news of bridge, it carries articles on bidding and play. Here is a hand discussed by Eddie Kantar in the November bulletin. This is an article on play and since there are nine top tricks at three no-trump, we won't boKier to comment on the bidding except to point out that South was trying to get to a slam and that if he had bid a slam in either diamonds or clubs he would have gone down because both suits broke 4-2. Playing at five clubs, South won the heart lead and took stock. One way to make the hand would be to cash the ace of spades, the ace of hearts and the ace-king of diamonds and try to make all clubs on a crossruff. .The trouble with that line of play would be that any suit. Suppose a second heart. South wins in dummy, leads a club to his hand, ruffs the six of clubs would be likely' a low diamond, draws trumps to get overruffed. and makes nis five club con " Kantar points out that the tract with an overtrick. There is another way to winning line of play is to guard make six that is really the against 4-2 breaks in both clubs and diamonds by an unusual safety play. He suggests that after winning the first heart, same safety play by a slightly different method. South plays the ace of diamonds; leads a low diamond and discards from dummy, instead of ruffing. This South should lead a diamond and play low from his own I leads to the identical situation hand. The defenders could lead!later. It was in Paris that Michi- 'gan's Gov. George Romney found warm "understanding" I for his proposal to neutralize ! South and North Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as one alternative to tile war in Southeast Asia. The candidate for the Repub- .lican presidential nomination is ..on a flying visit to capitals in I Europe and Asia, presumably to gain credentials as an un- brainwashed expert on foreign policy. Romney did not see the French president, who is currently engaged in a campaign to undermine the American economy and to destroy U. S. prestige. But De Gaulle's underlings, it seems, assured the i governor that le grand Charles still wants the United States to | withdraw from Southeast Asia. | Then Homney went to Mos- j cow, apparently to get similar [assurances from the Kremlin I leaders. Tlioghtful Americans, who are destressed by the war in Vietnam, may well ask: 'What else is new?" The neutralization of Vietna Cambodia and Laos is hardly a and Secretary of State Dean Rusk have repeatedly expressed their interest in a genuinely neutral Southeast Asia. But unless one can get North Vietnam, the Viet Cong and © WW t) NU, Ine "Tom, I know there's been o great (feat of stress during the holidays, but you're got to coma out of tJjer«.'"_ for! ble, neutrality, like peace, is merely a political cliche. The Russians have already agreed to respect the neutrality of Laos. But the Communists have repeatedly violated the agreement when it suited their purposes. Who, then, is prolonging the war in Vietnam? f * * The trouble with the critics of American policy — whether they be Romney, Sen. Eugene McCarthy or less well-meaning peace advocates — is that they see Johnson and Rusk as villains in the highly complex situation. Some Communist diplomats and observers, in and out of the United Nations, have a much more objective view of the Vietnamese war. A top diplomat from Communist East Europe recently told this writer privately: "Make no mistake about it: Russia is not interested in a quick solution of mese war. Peace Vietna- war in Vietnam depends, according to the views of the Kremlin leaders, also on the situation in China." A somewhat similar appraisal of the situation was made publicly by Vjesnik, leading newspaper of Communist Yugoslavia. Said Vjesnik's correspondent in an article datelined Moscow: ..._-. ,,' . ;, r i.,,-" t horses. I don't actively dislike! not unrealistic that hie Soviet f j Union, as a state which must consider strategic elements, too, is not interested in a rapid agreement on Vietnam." Tuesday, December 26, 1967 "Page Eight 75 Years Ago — In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. Abe Kinning- The U. S. presence in South- 'ham have as their holiday «, east Asia demands that the Chinese military potential concern itself in the southwest, thus lessening China s pressure g uest > " lelr son > Charles, a slu- [)e]]t at Mississippi state Co l- j Dr and Mrs Jack Webb are ding the holidays in North in the north," Vjesnik's corns- CarroUtoni M iss. spondent said. As Peking has I Mr and Mrs Lee A Crowe already made demands to cor- j announce the birth of their first reel its borders with the <•-•--' dismissed (from Russia's strategy-)" This, it should be emphasized is the opinion of an observer from Communist Yugoslavia, -which is an ally of Russia. No one doubts for a moment the dedication and good faith of men like Romney or McCarthy. In the course of the election debate, Johnson's critics may yet enunicate realistic alternatives to the war in Vietnam, as Vice President Humphrey has suggested. But until such attenatives are found, it is well to consider the view of Kingsley Amis, the noted British author: "Those who favor American withdrawal from Vietnam must suppose that it is not irnperia- j listic and aggressive, or both.! I can do neither. So I support] ; 19 Powerful America's present policy." """ ier 15 at Walls Hospital. She has been named Rebecca Sue. Lt. Chester Caldwell Jr. has arrived from Schenectady, N. Y. to spend, a 30-day furlough liere before reporting to Camp, Calif, for overseas duty. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd White of Osceola are spending the holidays in Little Rock and Rogers visiting relatives. lire i „ COURIER NEWS 9?HE COURIEH KK\\' a CO. B. W. HAINES. 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Medley Answer to Previous Puute ACROSS 1 Masculine appellation 6 Scorch U Small pit in cacti 12 Fancy 14 Chaste 15 Allotment 16 Reply (ab.) 38 Type of lettuce 39 Goddess o( the dawn 41 Was seated 43 Sea (Fr.) 44 Accomplish 45 Body of water 47 Proverbs. 51 Long, loose overcoat the Doctor Says (First of Two Related Articles.) Viral hepatitis is now thought to be our most common communicable disease. Although the number of cases of measles was greater in 1965, measles vaccine has knocked it right out of first place. But, even in 1965, it was estimated that 30 undetected cases of viral hepatitis occurred for every one that was diagnosed as such. This disease is spread by water, food and hands that are contaminated by feces. Raw oysters and other sea foods from polluted waters have caused it. The incubation period is about 25 days and the period when a victim is most likely to spread the disease is from several days before until six or seven days after the onset. Although no cases have been directly traced to swimming pools, these pools are a potential source of spread of the disease, especially those that do not have continuous filtration and chlorination and pools that are overcrowded. Anyone who has never had viral hepatitis can contract it, but children By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association and young adults are most susceptible. It is often spread from one member of a family to another but there is very little risk of it spreading from one member of a schoolroom or an office to others. The incidence of this disease is higher in rural areas than in cities and is highest in the fall and early winter. The disease starts with easy fatigability, headache, depression, nausea and a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen. Some times the urine becomes dark (bile stained) and the stools light (absence of bile). There may be fever for a few days at the onset and the liver may become enlarged and tender. Children usually have fewer of these symptoms than adults. One reason the disease is so hard to diagnose is that the characteristic jaundice develops slowly and in many victims is completely absent. Liver function tests are necessary for a positive diagnosis. Hospitalization is rarely required. Since there is no specific drug for this disease recovery depends on prolonged Since the appetite is poor, fre-1 quent small feedings should be ] given. Strenuous exercise and I alcohol should be avoided for! several months after recovery. fOELD ALMANAC FACTS explosive 20 Roman bronze 22 Affirmative - reply 24 Footlike part 25 Greek letter 27 Vagrant "29 Eggs 31 Rodent 32 Wife of Aegir (myth.) 33 Collection of quotes 34 Dissolves 36 Shade tree endowments 55 Undisturbed 56 Splits 57 Asseverates DOWN 11 Hawaiian peouer 13 S 38 Lebanese tree 40 American bandmaster 42 Adolescent 1 Sphere of action 18 Hindu weight 2 Smaller 21 Coasts 3 Land parcel 23 Rail bird 4 Note in Guido's 2-1 Rose (pi.) scale 26 Ellipsoidal 5 Feminine name 28 Weathercock 6 Courtesy title 30 Poker stake 7 Cretan mountain 34 Mental state, as 50 Streets (ab.) 8 Seine of an army 52 Bulgarian coin 9 Spat 35 Sward 53 Holy Roman 10 Short jackets 37 Subdue _Church (ab.) 3 Wrestling cushion 46 Exist •IB General (ab.) •If! Conclusion William Wordsworth <177<M850), English poet of the "Prelude" and "Intimations of Immortality," was perhaps the greatest walkar amongst literary men. The World Almanac says that Wordsworth had walked some 180,000 miles by the time he was 65. He had taken walking tours of Europe and regularly hiked 15 miles across country to take tea with a friend. (Newipapa fntwprhe 4s»J

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