The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 23, 1966
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Averting a Disaster During the past two years, Blythe- has raised the salary of its teachers by about $1,000. Certainly any district which makes this sort of progress has every right to be proud of its record. All citizens in the district may share x this pride. >?; ' All citizens in the district Ikiewise Should share the concern over this .year's all-but-impossible task of filling '.-. -faculty positions in district schools. As i'-;-of Monday morning, Blytheville had ."Iwo faculty vacancies, which it seem: : "ed assured of covering before night"*"fall. As late in the pre-school course of ^events as several weeks ago, there Xwere a half-dozen vacancies. "•'' 'Blytheville is not alone in this predicament. Another Northeast Arkan- 6ag . ..educator-- reported .-earlier this month that he twice had his faculty for the coming year "set" only to lose teachers to other jobs. A Mississippi County educator described Teacher Recruiting '66 as "the toughest year I've ever had." Educators offer a number of reasons: the War on Poverty programs, both within and without the school community, are claiming more and more teachers. Those programs which uf are operated-from within the schools ^-are tailor-made for education-oriented people. But on the other hand, those •"• programs which have no connection, '..jier se, with schools, do have as their -,£aim education; thus Offices of Eco- %nomic Opportunity over the nation are :•.'**employing teachers . . . especially tea:' '-"chers from those' districts whose wages •'-''are not-competitive nationally. There is another factor In th» teacher shortage and that is the expansion of education. Public schools not only are being asked to educate more students of school age but they also are offering these sutdents more and are (happily) finding that aa they do, more of them attend school. The federally-subsidized free hot lunch program locally provided an almost instant increase in average daily attendance. Other programs, both. federally connected and strictly local, possibly are making it possible for certain students to stay in school longer. These would include those remedial projects which give special attention to . the weak student, for whom- school- becomes the learning process it should be rather than a place to spend his young adulthood until reaching age 16 and dropping out. And there is still a third factor and that is money. "We still are losing some good men and women to industry," a Mississippi County educator said this week. "And we're going to continue to lose them until Arkansas schools pay enough to make teaching a career . .. not just something you do when you are young and fresh from college . . . or when you're a housewife looking for extra income." In view of all these factors, which are militating against the organization . of a faculty, Blytheville should be thankful that its school board averted a possible disaster when it acted during each of the past two years to move teachers' salaries toward reality. Dick Kleiner SUlU>066£rV Of OtL Land of Political Paradoxes ...A,.glance. .at. recent comments on national Issues by leading Democrats points out with renewed clarity that when it comes to being an extraordinary nation brimming over with more than its share of paradoxes, America is still tops. It's a pretty amazing place when people like Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon and Senator James 0. Eastland of Mississippi can both call themselves Democrats. Where else in this world does there exist a party so dedicated to the principle of progress:through open debate as the Democratic party. Although 4he' Republican party can offer . a Senator • Jacob Javitts from New York on the one hand and a Rep. Prentiss Walker from Mississippi on the other, it doesn't quite produce the .spectacular spectrum of political colors that the Democratic party offers. * * * Surely Westery European nations, which have a party for nearly every political inclination, must look in sheer amazement as the Democrats support fervently on the one hand and fight ferociously on the other a single piece of legislation. Our brand of party politics must be to Europeans a little like life is to the biologist. They can almost see how -it operates sometimes but fhey'll. be doggoned if they can reproduce it. And somehow, they're., migtity" quiet over whether they'd be inclined to-try anyway.—Greenville (Miss.) Delta Democrat- Times. A Civic Splash •A-spoil-sport-assistant city attorney said yesterday that pretty secretaries at the courthouse can't cool their feet in the Civic Center fountain and reflecting pool. He says it's unsanitary. Perhaps the city should try the solution used in neighborhood parks, where spray pools have replaced the old wading pools. Why not a Civic Center spray pool to refresh the tired working girl? This would also provide a noon time spectator sport for the tired work- nig man.—Tulsa (Okla.) Tribune. THE U.S. Treasury fie* the American flag upside down the other day, a universally reco- nized signal of distress, but quickly changed it. But why?—Decatur (111:) Review. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 21 VQ9 • KJS43 + 972 WEST EAST? 4QJ1Q98 4TS43? VJ86S3 VA72 *92 - • 1085 *A SOUTH (D) * Void + KQJ10883 Poth vulnerable Went North 8»»t South Pass ZN.T. Pass 04 Pass Pass Pass North was one of those bridge players who-believes that they have been divinely appointed to play all no - trump contracts for their side. Hence, instead of making the normal and sensible response of • one diamond he jumped to two no - trump. He did have 13 high card points and no - trump distribution and as anyone wiio looks at all the cards can plainly see the hand belonged in three no - trump and not in six clubs. However, we can't blame South for jumping to the slam. How could South know that seven of his partner's points were in the spade suit? Anyway, South liked to play an occasional hand himself. South looked over dummy «j*fefully.,< He hid plenty of tricks for the slam provided hi could keep his opponents from taking their ace of of hearts. H« decided that he had a good' chance to do this if he could only direct his opponent's attention away from the heart suit and provided, of course, that the ace of hearts and ace of clubs weren't in the same hand. Therefore South played dummy's ace of spades and discarded the seven of diamonds. Next came the king of spades followed by a discard of the queen of diamonds. Then he led a trump. West was in with the ace of trumps and faced with a tough problem. He could lead a heart but that might .be suicidal if South held ace - ten of that suit. Finally, West decided to lead the nine of diamonds just in case declarer was still hanging onto the ten spot. That was all South needed. He won with the ace; entered dummy with a trump and discarded his losing hearts on the good diamonds. By RAY CROMLEY Wellington Correpondenst Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) The advertisement in a Monreal newspaper read: "AUCTION SALE "A Most Important Consignment of Antiques and Rare and Beautiful Furnishings from CUBA by order of whom it may concern. "To list only a few of the most important lots out of 750, some of which are museum quality and many of which are signed pieces and collectors Items: "Superior French, Turkish. Flemish, Spanish and Italian origin occasional furniture and accent pieces. . "A collection of old and in* triguing oil painting and watercolor attributed to famed Eun opean artist. * * * "A very rare Galle vase, signed, on silver mounts ... a bowl signed Lalique ... beautiful and signed French sit Glass vases." "Bergere chair in floral ta- e nti >r NIA, inc. . . And If you don't have your lawyer with you, w/iof you're doing might 6e construed as being illegal!" BfOSATT AND CROMLFY IN WASHINGTON Distressed Castro Peddling Works of Art from Cuba By JACK SMIGHT For Dick Kleiner Written for Newspaper Enterprlie Assn. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) In the simplest-terms the director is.a pilot. He plots the course of a film from the geography of the script. Like a pilot, he has a crew and usually a very good and well-trained crew who are ready and willing to respond to command. They can only, be as well organized as their pilot and if he is con• fused, disorganized or unprepared, : they can only reflect his disposition.' •:• That analogy covers' the basics,; thelmechanics, of the work on stage — but the aesthetic goals set by 'a director are Another matter. In order for a director to put a story on film as he sees it, he must have reasonable autonomy. When a producer treats a director like a sub-contractor hired only to expose sufficient film to cover the pages of the script, instead of encouraging kirn to be the architect of the piece, the director usually winds up with a draftsman's job. And the picture lights up the screen without a directorial concept. The wise producer may discuss dramaturgical principles with his director, but he won't stultify or discourage tJie imaginative processes of the specific way the director wants to tell the story. With the new ,;roup of hyphenated gentlemen known as producer - directors, there is for he most part a vast difference n their product. They have complete artistic control. They cast the picture, direct it and, most importantly, edit and score t They are not run through the obstacle course of opinion dif- erences with another man who ) petries ... antique Buhl dwarf cabinet, collectors' XVIII Cen^. tury Flemish tallboy chest .;.. pair of Audobon tapestry covered with Louis fauteuils ... •• -"A- fine -Limoges dinner service of 111 pieces ... a superb XIX Century Meissen .drum clock . Rosentlial and other porcelains ... antique French and Italian bronze figure groups.." . Men who know Cuba's 3 r t treasure say that some of the pieces offered are from the Havana Museum, some. from the private collections of Cubans whose homes were looted of their treasures by Castro's government. The current consignment, being auctioned in several Canadian cities, is valued at upwards to $1 million. Two other shipments — one to Switzerland and one to Italy — were valued at ?2 million. The poor Cuban sugar crop, the fall of the price of sugar on the world markets and the Soviet lock on most Cuban sugar exports have combined to make Fidel Castro desperate for Western currencies — so desperate he's selling treasures. - ; ; • •' • *> • * •With Cuba's foreign, exchange dwindling, a'number of Western countries which have been supplying Cuba with goods for cash barter or credit have lost interest in dealing with Havana. Because of quiet negotiations by .American and free Cuban representatives, other countries recently have reduced their buying from Cuba and turned to other suppliers. This is making Castro even more dependent on the Soviet bloc. Moscow, taking advantage of this dependence, is squeezing Castro even tighter economically- The Russians are -systematically stripping Cuba in payment for what they're supplying Castro. This adds further to ! Cuba's economic problems. Work is under way here oh plans to step up these Cuban economic problems a little more. the Doctor Q — Fifteen minutes before; dinner I always put my glass of milk in the freezing compartment because I like my food ice cold, is this harmful? Why should one not put bananas in the refrigerator? A — Anyone who has a tendency to attacks of colitis should not take foods or drinks that are ice cold because chilling within the abdomen irritates the intestines. Some persons with a "cast-iron stomach" apparently get away with it — for a while at least. You may enjoy the feel of cold food and drink in your mouth but chilling deadens the taste buds and decreases the flavor of your foods. Chilling also slows chemical reactions and thus may interfere to some degree with the chemical processes of digestion. . When they are kept in a refrigerator bananas develop an unpleasant taste but, unless chilled to too low a temperature, they may be kept in «ie refrigerator when they are incorporated in a cream pie or a molded fruit salad. Q _ How effective and how safe are the new contraceptive pills? A — Eight different kinds of pills have now been found to be safe even by * woman with tarty Cancer of the uterine cervix according to the Food »nd Drug Administration. Some of them have been used continuously for 10 years or more without barm. When such minor Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M-D. side effects as nausea, tenderness of the breasts or a gain in weight occur these usually wear off but, if they prove troublesome, they can be controlled in most women by adjusting the dosage or switching to another drug. There are a few women who cannot adjust to the pills. There is no evidence that the pills in any way aggravate the menopause. They are in fact more likely to make the change of life easier. Although the pills are safe and.effective they must be properly Used for the desired effect. Q — My doctor says I have morphea. What causes it and is there any cure .for it? A -T The cause of this chronic skin disease is not known. In this disease certain areas of the skin become thick and hard. Prednisone w predhisolohe may give some relief, They require a doctor's prescription arid careful supervision. Anyone taking these drugs should also be given drugs to prevent peptic ulcer. Please send your questions and comments t» Wayne 6. Brandstadt, M.D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. Blythevlll* (Ark.) Courier New* Tuesday, August 23. 1966 Page Four A golden eagle has been timed at 570 miles per hour in a dive. Homing pigeons have been recorded at more than 93 m.p.h. and an Indian spine-tailed swift wai clocked at 200 m.p.h. in level flight. The ostrich it probably the fastest running bird. It has been credited with a speed of 50 m.p.h., at which time iu stride was measured at about 25 feet. Ititmnln BatUed er canned foods should be stored in a cool place as high storage teni- peratures lead to more rapid loss of vitamin content. Also the flavor de- teriorijtes. Glass containers shoul'd be stored in the dark to avoid fading of the food colors. Acid foods may be used coid straight from the can. Heat nonacid foods thoroughly befdrt Mtint It takes 20 minutes of boil. ing to destroy the botulism toxin. C l«<iti«pit«l« Irllinnkt 15 Years Ago -/n Blytheville Among those who -have . re- iurned from-Little. Rock where Jiey attended- the .state • Ameri ; can Legion convention are Wade McGregor, and E. B. Woodson. Mrs. J. Farris McCalla is in Harlingen, Tex. visiting Mr. McCalla, who is spending the summer months there. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Westbrook and son Paul have returned from Clemson, S. C. and Atlanta, Ga. where they have visited relatives. Mr. and Mrs: T. N. Bennett announce the birth of a son, Tommy Newton, on Tuesday at Walls Hospital. Inflation will destroy America of direct controls : are not imposed, Michael DiSae, OPS dt rector, told.a 15-state Democratic conference at French Lick, Ind. is possibly seeking ego massage.. The motion picture is the director's medium. Today he must become hyphenated as quickly as possible if he is to stand wi* his contemporaries and not .be reduced to. a mechanical instead of a filmmaker. I was a television director for a number of years. Television, by its very nature, is;.a pro-, ducer's medium. The pace created by the consumption:of material, short shooting schedules and the pressure to meet air dates,, makes, .-it. impossible for a director of a filmed show to do more, than get-his script on film. -In. television^ the producar must follow through andytie t'ie loose, ends together at a., killing pace.' .. .; .. .-' v • •As .a motion picture director, I am perfectly happy to .remain unhyphenated when there is any assurance of having-.a producer with whom I can.have a dialogue instead of .a monologue. I enjoyed this happy experience on my last two films, which were produced by two b r i g h t young men, Jerry Gershwin and Elliott Kastner. They produced "Harper," starring Paul Newman, and "Kaleidoscope," starring Warren Beattyiv b o t h for'Warner Bros, release. They delegated the stage work, scoring and editing to me, and they handled the business —-the results were splendid. Harmony prevailed and botti pictures came in on schedule. Next year I'm going'to do the sequel to "Harper" for them, which will be titled "The Chill," also starring Paul Newman. According to history, ah Archon of Athens in the severtth century, B. C.,. was giveri money to finance a play for'a'-munici- pal festival; He hirea'a pidakti- kos to ; 'teadi-the, actors'how to achieve the dramatic values he wanted projected. Well,'"-maybe that's where it all'began... THE BLYTHEVII.LI COURIER NEWB- THK COURIBK Ntnl'S CO H W HAiNEs'.VUB!.!' ItF.R HAftrtT- 4 . IIAINtt — - ISElstani uMlshcT.E'lllui HAUL D ' HUMAN. Advertising Manage! S"le National AdTcrtisInt . •' Representative 'Wallace Witrncr Co New Yorft, Chicago Detroit Atlanta Memphis Second-class postage.paid at BIytlievllle Ark Member ul the Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier .In the city ot Blythe- rllle or an; suburban town whcr« carrier service Is maintained 3Ic pel week S1.50 oer mnrith By mall within a radlui ol Si mlleL. 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