The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1968 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 9, 1968
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Blyftevffle (Ark.) Courier Newt — Tuesday, January 9, 1908- Pa|t TV** WORLD METROPOLISES Seal* In Millions There are 15 world cities with populations of three million or more in the city proper, according to rhe latest United Nations Demographic Yearbook. Tokyo continues to rank as the world's largest eify with a lead of almost a million over th.e neatest rivals, London «nd New York. Population figures for most of the cities ore taken from 1965-66 census counts or official estimates. Latest reliable figures for Shanghai and Peking, however, date from 1957. Mentor Praises Heart Doctors MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Owen Wangensteen, who trained them, says Dr. Norman E. Shumway and Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the heart transplant surgeons, had "tremendous ability and a lot of originality." Dr. Wangensteen, 70, who headed the department of surgery at the University of Minnesota for 37% years, said, however, that his role in their development was that of a "sideline | cheerleader." i He said he worked to create an atmosphere where the students could develop freely. "A lot of pople came here because we were interested in research," said Wangensteen, now professor emeritus. "we weren't stereotyped. We had, really, no restrictive rules, so they could go far afield in their work." Shumway headed the surgical team at Stanford University NewsBri CHICAGO (AP) - "Wanted," the classified advertisement said in the Chicago newspaper, "qualified Catholic girl for catechetical and social service work .on lifetime basis as Victory Noll sister. Hours uncertain. No salary, ages 19-30. Willing to accept challenges of mod. Apostolate. 'Write: Sister Alice, Olvm, Victory Noll, Huntington, Ind., 46750." CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) The Oregon rain beetle has won the backing of the head of the Oregon State University ento- The rain beetle, however, has one drawback. It feeds off the roots of the Douglas fir, which is the Oregon State tree. mology department as the top I 'heir reading. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A 30- hour course on how to enter contests has been added to the curriculum by the University of Miami. Clarice Busch will teach two hours a week for 15 week Oh how to slant entries to different judging agencies, how to fill in a word or complete a jingle in 25 words Or less. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Third-graders at Eliot Elementary School in Portland come to school early to get help with candidate for the official state Insect.. • Paul Richter had been campaigning for the snake fly. But he switched his allegiance to the rain beetle, "because of its adaptation to the Oregon climate." Their tutors are six-graders. "They're learning from each other," says -Helen Takecs, a consultant who started the program at the school last fall. "The six-graders take their tutoring tasks very seriously. which Saturday transplanted the heart of a< 43-year-old housewife into the chest of Mike Kasperak, 54, and is credited with developing the technique now used in heart transplants. Barnard headed the team in Cape Town, South Africa, that made the world's first and third human heart transplants. Shumway did bis internship at Minnesota in 1949-50, and then undertook his advanced surgical training and earned a Ph.D. degree. He left Minnesota in 1958 to go to the Stanford University medical school, where he now heads the division of cardiovascular surgery. Barnard received heart surgery training at Minnesota from 1956 until 1958. "Very good boys," is the way the two are remembered by Wangensteen. The retired professor recalled Sunday that Shumway was "very knowledgeable fellow, broadly trained and very ardent." He said Shumway "worked with great intensity." Wangensteen said Shumway did much work -with animals to perfect the technique he used Saturday. Many surgeons trained at Minnesota have learned while studying under Wangensteen, the value of working with dogs. Shumway in 1959 reported a new surgical technique to correct transposition of the great vessles of the heart. Eight months later he reported that he Ofch ». A horn taOol ihot ftat ' 08 WM woy ofCMtd tttt MSMW of tnt MMffcg wheat TKr* of fc *» tound yew hem i»*b *» *»pU wflwt fldton «f yew fingers, warn ym wfcw yvwW abort to *'« part of OUmbte's 1»«nd-T«lMcop« Bwfee Mw *>Md fin*. And Irwy're iSjMringWbMr-eMaf «• wcWw* Ohk c* faHnr proof *c* far'68, «M o»r*ot»hi far'«. OMt oho offer, o bprtei young id«o. belong to OMmeM*. -Is pop* op«B yen-Hunk M from ear. A wftoYlharbb yov lode afl doors wife o thai* cficfc. Even a twzzw rhot DriVe a youngmobie frr SAM BLACK MOTOR CO. BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Film Industry Going Big for 68 By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - The film new industry is year with greeting the $130 million major studios, will be pinning its hopes on "The Star," which reunites the winning "Sound of Music" combination ol Julie Andrews and Robert Wise. Among will keep the nation's theaters doing big business in 1968. The trend among the movie companies is still toward block buster attractions. The way has! "Planet of the Apes," outer with Charlton with An- Tto « u ' nn and ***** Came. tte year United Artists user araons. been pointed by such successes!* 1 " ° er <*««* Chjtty Bang as "The Sound of Music," "Doc- i B(a "g- *•»* ?"* Van tor Zhivago" and the 28-year-old | f rr , ln S » the £ n 'Gone with the Wind." But there has been a change in studio thinking. Film bosses no longer will give virtually a blank check to epic makers who propose what appears to be a surefire attraction. They have been strung on such losers s "The Train" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told." , drcns stor y- b 'U ** musical fantasy may run as'debut; and 'Oliver," musical- iiigh as $9 million. Also from United Artists: "The Charge of the Light Brigade," a hard look at empire heroics by Tony Richardson; "The Devil's Brigade," World War H combat with William Holden; "The Scalpiiunters," a large-scale Western with Burt Lancaster. * Columbia * will be presenting two lavish musicals: "Funny Girl," with William Wyler directing Barbara Streisand's film ized Dickens by Carol Reed. The company also has its own war spectacle, "Anzio" with Robert Mitciwm, and a big Western, "MacKenna's Gold" with Gregory Peck, ¥ * * Paramount has Miree big ones, all European-made: "Half a Sixpence," Tommy Steele repeating his stage success; "Romeo and Juliet," Franco Zeffi- relli's version with .real-life teen-agers: "Barbarella," Jane Fonda baring all as the futnrlfr 1 tic space goddess. Warner Bros.-Seven Arts wtt be offering Fred Astaire's film return in "Finian's Rainbow" and the Vietnam War accordih* to John Wayne, ."Green Bfe"' ets.". •_'?:. Universal combines the Bur- 1 ; tons and Tennessee Williams li" 'Goforth" and will present an^ other big musical to match itf "Thoroughly Modern Millie/; 1 " The new one is "Sweet Charity!*.., starring Shirley MacLatae. '."!.'.I" SS Bite Still a Surprise By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - Millions j medicare of Americans are trying to get i per cent of their first $6,600 in | remember that when it was first | Johnson observed, "The ' ! pay for Social Security and proposed it was bitterly a- j system today pleases no one;" -•••< As a result, a study comiflit:-™ * * * Nowadays the companies along on a bit less money this strive to keep big picture bud- j week as they recover slowly gets below $6 million, and many ' irom the shock of seeing their are being made for $5 million, j first pay check of 1968 — with a But the best of plans can go j big chunk of cash deducted for >" I «*e awry. MGM hoped "2001: A j Social Security. Space Odyssey" would cost no more than $6 million. But director-producer Stanley Kubrick has spent two years-and an extra $3.5 million on the film. It will finally be released at Easter. * * * MGM will also be presenting another expensive adventure in 1968—John Stages' "Ice Station Zebra," which will be shown first in Cinerama. The company started filming this month on two other big movies, "Shoes of the Fisherman," about papal politics .with Anttiony.Quinn and Laurence Olivier, and "Where Eagles Dare," a World War II adventure with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. Both are This is a yearly surprise for many workers, although it shouldn't be. Social Security deductions have been with us for three decades now and will become even larger in the future. But some of us like to live a little unrealistically. We forget. Back in the fall or winter, for example, the pay of many workers finally totaled more than $6,600 for the year. Thereafter they made no further Social Security payments for the rest of the year. For many of these workers the paycheck they received last Friday was the first in several months on which deductions had been made. And during this interim they had adjusted to a expected to be released in 1968.1 higher standard of spending, Twentieth Century-Fox, the No more educational shock most roadshow-minded of the! could have befallen these workers, especially Mowing the Christmas season of gifts, for it forced them to reaize that Social Security is purchased with labor rather than bestowed from Washington or. showered from the sky. The payments for 24 million recipients of Social Security are the taxes of 78 million workers. As benefits increase tin's year, so also will the taxes witSr which to pay them. These benefits are and a colleague Dr. Richard Lower, had performed a heart transplant on a dog, which lived eight days. Since then, Shumway had been working to perfect the technique. His surgical team has practiced heart transplants many times with dogs, with some of the animals living 18 months. Last November he announced, "we think the way is clear for the trial of human heart transplantation." purchased. meaning the maxi- payment was $290.40 each from employe and employer, or a total, of $580.80. In 1968 the tax still will be 4.4 per cent, but it wil apply to $7,800 in pay, if that much is earned, meaning that the top deduction wil be $343.20 each from employer and worker. As the taxes of workers go up this year, the benefits for widows, disabled and retired will rise also, by 13 per cent. A retiree receiving $124.40 a month now, for example, will receive $140.40 from March on. TO fund these increases, American workers are going to find themselves taxed more and more. Next year the deduction from both worker and; employer will rise to $374.40 and by 1987 to These sums may not look large compared with wages earned, but they are many times .the figures foreseen back in 1937, when Social Security came into being. As recently as 1949 the maximum deduction was $3p. Since then it has multiplied almost 10 times, to $45 in 1950, $144 10 years later and, rising steadily, to nearly $100 more in 1968. During this time Social Security as a levy has grown to represent 17 per cent of all federal taxes collected, second in size only to the income tax itself. In view of criticism and opposition, this is an amazing growth. As President Johnson said In his statement a week ago, "Social Security has become so im- Last year Americans paid 4.4, portant to our lives, it is hard to tacked." ,tee will bold its first meettrtgi ; ! this month to consider overhSffl- ' deed, but evidence that much j ng the entire system. In<m has changed is the fact that ad-1 opinion of some, they, could'1J&"' 1 ditions to Social Security in the gin by disassociating Social. Se- past 30 months have exceeded curi t y f r0 m the word welfares those original benefits of 1937, term that became indeliblyvtarj. These attacks were bitter in- and have had support o! some former enemies. Nevertheless, there is a great liklihood that America will seething but a handout, at even more changes and addi-;Kie vast majority of cases. It Is tions in its benefits system, per- j well earned, dearly paid for,ajn4V haps even radical ones, well be- 1 greatly deserved by most reci- fore the turn of the century. As pients. jiA'.V nished by the 1930s, many needed a dole. •-;="* Social Security today iS/anyV GM Beats Deadline '•••'• ;c ; DETROIT (AP) - All 1969(after Jan. I, 1970,. to hav&' General, Motors Corp. automobiles will be equipped with ignition switches that will automatically lock the steering column and the transmission. This will go beyond and beat by more than a year a proposed federal rule that would require all automobiles manufactured Went Bankrupt Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), whose book, "Innocents Abroad," grossed more than $500,000 for his publishers when the author was still in his 30s, was bankrupt by the time he was 58 due to bad business investments, according to the En- cyclopaedia Britannica. In music, a 64th-note is, called a hemidemisemiquaver. Such a note is written with a stem and four pennants.,. . '•.'.' '' switches that 'will lock either 1 'th'a . steering column or transmission, 4 as well as the ignition systeJil/."" The 1969 models will bejjfiF, making their . appearance next September. ..••..•- ., ,.'..',-. In addition to the transmissioij'; j or steering lock which the Nat ' ional Highway Safety Burjjjoijf 1 " ; proposes to make mandatory. .. the federal agency also would're^.' ; quire after Jan. 1, 1970, a . , , ing device that would alert 'fife ' driver when, the door is operie$ * that he has left his key in "th'e switch. '..... 3JM " J GM said a buzzer warning device it installed in the 1968 rao(k\ els will be continued. J'-J'-j- , GM's new locking system will make it impossible for a driver to remove the ignition key until the ear is locked properly. The switch for the single-key system will be on' the steering column. was a great year for our Arkansas telephone customers. We want 1968 to be even better H won't be easy to beat the 1967 record. During last year, for example, Southwestern Bed: 'if reduced long distance rates. * introduced the beautfful new Trimline* telephone to thousands of Arkansam. * declared war on obscene ami Harassing phone calls. an'd to *K» A>1tan*as economy with a $66 mtllfon expenditure fa fconstracflon, wage* end fe*e«. After all, furf a war ago, we wer* wonHeftog; how we'd top Ifcoo. Vte MM M* **•"> Southwestern EWI

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