The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1968 · Page 4
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The 12-Way Intersection ^a^^^:-^W^J^m A planner in another city has come up with what he feels is the only equitable way of solving the public penchant for service stations. It is the subdivided intersection and we predict it will be a landmark innovation in bending the public good to fit the special interest privilege. He very graciously has shared this knowledge with us (see the accompanying sketch). .: The subdivided intersection posits that since there are 12 major oil companies, every intersection can be made to 1 - accomodate a service station for each. And here's the beauty of the pfan: there is room for growth as America adds major oil companies. »• You will notice that the apex of the traffic triangles and the broad sweeps of the intersection are not marked by X's which denote locations where the majors doubtless would stake their claims. Those arrows, by the way, indicate traffic flow (well, if not flow, then make it read "intended flow"). Without the benefit of this highly imaginative plan, Blytheville's generally successful and agreeable Central Urban Renewal District haa come up with the next best thing at Park and Sixth where two of the intersection corners now are covered by service stations and it is rumored a third is virtually assured. Somehow with the thousands of dollars which Urban Renewal spends (and almost always wisely) on planning, it seems that a little better land use could have been devised for Park and Sixth. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner ' HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) - Tippl Hedren is persona non grata with Kie birds of the world. The word has apparently gotten out among the feath: ered faternity that Miss Hedren is to be pecked at all times. And, if pecking is impossible, any form of mischief will suffice. It all began, Tippi believes, _ when she was the star of Alfred j .'Apparently, the word had reached Panama's birds a- bobl the anti — Tippi drive. One; flamingo marched over and promptly nipped a chunk out of Tippi's leg. Recently it was decided: to air -'The Birds" on television. Things have really been rough for poor Tippi ever since. Her husband had a five • hour Hitchcock's "The Birds." This | operation which so unnerved was a film which dealt- with a united attack by birds on people. It was supposed to be fiction, the idea that birds would band Tippi that she fainted, and conked her cranium on the concrete floor. Sfie was unconscious for four days. She recovered, but together for dirty work, but j has lost her senses of taste and now Tippi isn't so sure. It's i smell. She chooses food by ^ I'M AN UNt>ERDO<a U™ Of Here Comes The Ombudsman One of the best ideas out of Sweden since smorgasbord is the ombudsman — a sort of inspector general for civilians. With all the money taxpayers invest in bureaucrats, it would seem only sensible to have a special branch in charge of seeing how they actually serve the interest of the individual citizen, particularly the citizen who •.night not have enough clout to get a legislator on his side, Richard S. Arnold, a lawyer from Texarkana whose name might be familiar to voters in this district (he ran for Congress the other year) is drafting a statute adapting the ombudsman to Arkansas. The ombudsman, a bureaucrat to check on other bureaucrats, might make a useful addition to government in Arkansas. If only the state, in a fiscal bind right now, can afford this particular import.—Pine Bluff Commrecial JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) AK.I83 ¥ AKQ92 487 + K7 WEST A A 10 9 5 V75 *J9 *J10983 SOUTH 4Q7642 EAST A Void VJ10843 4 10 643 +6542 4AKQ52 + AQ Both vulnerable West North East South 1 ¥ Pass 1 * Pass 3 A Pass 4N.T. Psss 5 » Br.ss 6 A Pass Pass Piss Opening lead— 4> J time, but we do know that any really good player would make 12 tricks with either spades or no - trump as the final contract. The reason is that there is an automatic safety play in the spade suit. Unless all four spade show up in one hand, declarer has no problems at all. If all four show up in the East hand there is nothing to be done Life is not all beer and skittles for (he expert bridge player. Sometimes the best technical play loses while an inferior play wins, sometimes a proper final contract is wrecked on the rocks of distribution and once in awhile the expert makes a mistake of his own that turns out to be a humdinger. No one plays perfectly and no one is ever going to play perfectly. This applies at every game and sport. The best golf players miss short putts, the best tennnnis players double faul and the best pitchers get knocked but of the box. All we know is that In better you are., the less often these things happen to you. Then, there are some things that don't happen to bridge experts. At least, if they do happen to the expert he is not the victim of anything but his own nonexpert play. Six spades is a normal contract with the North • South cards. We don't know that all expert* would get there all the about it, but declarer can protect himself from four spades in the West hand by leading his queen of spades at trick two. West will take his ace and lead anything. It makes no difference to South who will gel to his hand with the ace of clubs to lead a second spade. West's best play will be to pul up the nine or ten, but it won' help him. South will get back to his hand with a diamond, pick up West's last two spades and go on to the next rubber. WORLD eiMtrMH.!*. •Your Kggcst pntlt* (kit jtar etuU *t « '< BIOSSAT AND CROMLBY IN WASHINGTON Today's Violent Protests No Boston Tea Party NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEAl Those who favor burning draft cards and the use of violence in their protests against Vietnam sometimes cite the Boston Tea .Party in the. American Revolution as a precedent. These men and women say violent civil disobedience thus has an honorable history and is the only feasible way to secure the public recognition needed to achieve their ends. There is, however, an essential difference between the use of violence in a democracy and George Washington's day. The American revolutionaries resorted to violence they did not have because representation. They could not vote and pass laws to redress their griev- unhealthy situation. The situation today in the United States is radically different. What we as individual citizens object to we can vote to change. If we do not have a vote because, say, we are under 21, we are free to organize and solicit the votes of others as do the two major political parties. Regardless of age, we can join a political party or a political- interest group. When some men and women in my neighborhood were, dissatisfied with the-schools in our community a few years back, they banded together to change that situation. Their solution called for a new school board. Those who liked the old system 1 i k e w i se organized and ances. They were colonies with- fought the change. Obviously, out an effective voice in their only one side won, but both own fate. There was no peaceful produce open to them by I which they could correct that! The old draft laws were writ- sides had the same chance. 7 j-v f> By Wayne G. Brandsiadt, M the IJOCtOr jaVS Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association A mother writes that her son, 8, who is lefthanded, spent two involved gland, ne normal testicle is all he will need for , years in first grade and is in ! normal development and pro- danger of having to repeat second grade. His teacher says he has the ability to do butter but that he is not making ttie effort. The first thing that should be done with this boy is to have creative ability later in life. Q — My son, 6, has testicles that are out of their normal sac. Will he outgrow this or should I take him to a doctor? A — Most boys with unde- an ophthalmologist examine his' scended testicles outgrow tiiis condition before puberty. If his The technical term for difficulty with reading in an otherwise intelligent child is dyslexia, but tills is likely to be associated with a lack o( preference for either hand rather than leftbandedness. The eye doctor should determine whether there is a lack of normal dominance in one eye as this, too, points to dyslexia. The best results in dyslexic children are obtained when corrective measures are started before the age of 1. If this boy's .eaclier is right, however, he testicles have not come down by the time he is 10, your doctor may want to give him a short course of male hormone. If this does not bring them down, a corrective operation should be seriously considered. Q — My son, J3, has very shaky hands. Many other members of my family have had mis trouble. What causes this? Is there any cure for it? A — Anxiety, exposure to cold and exhaustion are the most is not dyslexic. Other causes for| common cause s O f shaky hands poor school performance include iefective hearing, glandular imbalance and emotional difficult- ,es. Q — My son, 13, has a cyst in children. Vitamin deficiency and certain diseases of the nervous system are possibilities. For a postive diagnosis you should consult a nerve special- of' one testicle. Would you ad- ist. The treatment would have 'ise leaving it alone or having it removed? A — Since bcnighn cysts or lumors of the testicles are rare, I would advise removal of the to be directed at the cause. Pleast send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, m. d., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brand- Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News j stadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future col- Tu»sd*y, January 9, 1968 Page 4 :en by a freely .elected Congress. These draft laws were recently rewritten. Proponents and opponents had their say. Many people would like to see further changes. They can and should work through their senators and representatives to achieve those changes. Likewise, they have the right and obligation to work to elect different men if they believe the incumbent congressmen aren't satisfactory. • . ' ' • This year the people will go to elect a president, a new House of Representatives and a third of the senators. Those who protest the. war-and the draft can and should work to nominate and elect the men who feel the way they do. Since democratic political avenues are open to them, those who favor violence are saying in essence that their will should prevail over the will of the majority. very real to her. Since the movie was made, all kinds of things have happened. To start with, a flock of blue jays zoomed down, out of a smoggy sky, and attacked her cat. Generally, nature arranges things the other way—cat attacks bird—but in this case it was the organized, anti-Hedren birds who were the aggressors. Shortly afterwards, the caged parakeets in the. Hedren house turned mean. They began nipping children and grownups and behaving decidedly antisocial. The normally docile pets grew so vicious that Tippi had to give them away. Next, one quiet evening, a group of pigeons flew down the chimney and into the living room in an attack formation. They began wrecking the room systematically! and it took a councerted counter - attack to drive them from the house. The birds began to haunt Tippi's sleep, too. She began to experience a series of nightmares so horrible that she would wake up screaming. Recently, Tippi accompanied a trip to Panama. Marshall was on a mission.for Jack Valenti, to lend official. U.S. support to a Panamanian film festival. In the courtyard jof the presides tial place, the^party stopped to admire a flock of pet flamin- (texture, rather than taste. Because she cannot smell, she was unaware that there was a gas leak in her stove. Boom. The explosion burned off her eyelashes and eyelids. Her cat •— the same one who had endured the blue jay attack — turned on her and bit her leg so badly she lost the use of it for a week. This may be a sign of an unholy alliance between cats and birds. Tippi Hedren faces the futurt bravely.. She is still beautiful- despite the haunted look in her eyes — and the doctors believe her taste and smell will eventually return and that the scars will rade. And she is still alive. Thit'i something to crow about. 15 Years Ago — In Biythtville Mrs. C. L. McWaters and daughter Mary Alice are patients at Baptist Hospital where they have been since Saturday. Mrs. G. A. Hines of Charleston, S. C. has arrived to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Graf ton. Mr. and Mrs. John Charles Bright have gone to Corpus Christi, Tex., where they will remain for two months. Mississippi County's surplus of 1159,324.55 for the year 1951 has been confirmed in the reports released by the director of the County Audit Division of the State Comptroller's Office. WORLD ALMMC During the 1964 presidential election between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, 70,642,000 of a possible 113,931,000 people of voting age, or 62 per cent actually cast a vote; says The World Almanac. Utah and Minnesota had the highest percentage of votes cast, with 76.9 and 76.8 respectively, while Mississippi and Alabama had the lowest percentage, with 32.9 and 36.0 respectively. WORLD ALMANAC PACTS Pluto is the ninth and most distant planet in the solar system, being* mean 3,666,000,000 miles from the sun and requiring about 248 years to complete an orbit, says The World Al- man»c. Dr. Clydt Tombaugh discovered Pluto i« iSaofrtth* Lowell Obwrya- tory near FlagstaH, Arii., completing the search jwtij ated by Dr. Perdvtl Lowell i omt 25 years btlort. Cathedral Clock The cathedral at Strasbourg, France, has a unique clock. At noon each day, a procession of the Apostles appears, while a cock above crows three times. Young People The United States today is largely a nation made up of young people, yet in. 1790 nearly half of this country's population of four million wert under 16 years of age. CHE BLYTHCTrt,LK COURIER KEWI IBB COURIER NVWS OO. a W RAINES. rvBLISHEB fHS.H1 A. BA1NES UststtBt . GENE AUSTIN Adfertlslug " Hfile NaL...ll,U UQ.V67 Represents tin WaUaca Wltmer Co. New Tort, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Memphl Swonrt.elasi pottage paid at Blytherllle. Ark. Member of the Associated Praa* suBscm?TioM BATII aj carrier In the elty of dlyvbr- nlle or any suburban town whera carrier service Is maintained 3So pal week $1.50 p« month. By mall within i radhu « ft -nl!c:. ts.oo pet rear WOO lor *l months. S3.uo for thre» moatht, M mill, outilde SC ml>> radlni «lt.* mr war payable la adfaaee. Mall sDhscrlptloni an not aunt- en <TI town; and cities where Tha Conner News carrier serriea Is maintained Mall subccripUona afa o^able lo advaaca. 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