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Nl» T»» — Bl.vB>etHl« (At*.) Courier !?ew» -. Thursday, January 0, WR Thinks First Year Was a Good One s By ED SHEARER | mission with misconduct in of;• Associated Press Writer jflce and is attempting to oust LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. 'them, but thai mailer currently Wlnthrop Rockefeller said Tues- ; is tied up in a court suit . day that "all tilings consid-i Rockefeller called Ihe hassle ered," his first year in office i over the Game ami Fish Com- hati been a good one, despite! mission "as typical of power the failure to push some of his I politics as anything I've seen, proposals through a General As-. 1 Ihink it's shocking and I'm sembly dominated by the op- trusting that the courts again position parly. ' ;will rule in favor of justice as From his personal viewpoint, • well as law." Rockefeller said, the greatest! The governor said his squab- achievement of the year was i ble with some members of the "our ability to bring into gov- state Board of Education Com- ability to bring into gov erliment the impact of profcs. sionalism in contrast to out-mid oiil political patronage." missioncrs over the naming of third members to counly election commissions "Is another He said the greatest disap- [example of partisan unwilling- pojntmont was that "I remain at! ness lo allow a two-party sys- the end of the year still locked j lem to have its chance to prove in; a legal impasse with the Gjme and Fish Commission arid the Highway Commission. ''These are two departments wherein the public holds Ihe itself." He said also (hat the actions of the state Merit System Council in ruling against Welfare Director Len Blaylock on the fir- focus whether it is partisan." lie will attempt lo have Ihe residency requirement in the law removed when the special session of the legislature convenes Feb. 5. Regarding the actions of the General Assembly a year ago, Rockefeller said' that although there were disappointments in terms of "roadblocks or appoinl- i menls, we have got Ihe basic 'tools to implement Ihe pro- 1 grams as set forth in my inaugural address." He points specifically to the laws creating study commissions on constitutional revision, prison reform and governmental efficiency. Rockefeller also labeled as good legislation the freedom of information and highway saety actsa nd praised the establish men! of Ihe Department of Ad ministration. governor responsible, forgetting | Ing of some welfare employes that the governor has absolute- as well as the actions of the lyino legal recourse to effectuate change, progress or alli- tutle." The governor called for the resignation of the members of those commissions, but each refused, and, since both have constitutional status, Rockefeller coiild do nothing about it. He has charged some mem- b?rs of the Game and Fish Corn- slate Welfare Board were Other examples of "machine tactics" used against him. The governor called these tactics "scandulous." He said the correct procedure was used in delcrming whether Lynn Davis was eligible to serve as State Police director, adding that "I think the action of the legislature will bring into y. H. Smothermon, Southern Farm Bureau Insurance Co., will be among nine southern arid southeastern state life underwriter association representatives participating in a regional meeting Jan. 11 in New Orleans. ?rhe meeting will be sponsored by the National Association of Life Underwriters and Smothermon will attend as Arkansas membership chairman, representing 823 members. :The one-day Hilton-Inn session will "deal with acceleration of efforts lo enhance the professional skills and standards of life insurance salesmen," Smothermon said. Business Puppy Tattoos Trammell David Trammell, ormerly MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-Dogs with ] city salesman for Win. R, Social Security numbers will be j Moore Wholesale Co. of Mem- chasing cats around Florida i phis, has been promoted to buy- Social Security Question Box (Tliis column answers some of the most frequently asked Social Security questions. Reader's questions should be senl to "Social Security Administration, P. 0. Box 467, Blytheville) Q. When were military ser vice personnel first covered by social security? A. On Jan. 1, 1957, military personnel were brought under social security. However, in some cases servicemen with active military service may receive free social security credit for their service prior to Jan. 1, 1957, and after Sept. 15, 1940. Owners' numbers will be tat- 'jocd on pups to prevent dog- naping under a program sponsored by Florida Canine Protection, Inc., and Dade County 4-H flubs. ier for three major brands of children's wear at Carter Corporation Wholesale of Louisville Ky. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Trammell of Blytheville. Q. If I apply for disability benefits, will Social Security help me get proof of my co& dition? A. Yes, your social security representative will furnish you with medical report forms for your doctor and assist you in getting . evidence from a hospital or clinic where you have been treated or examined. Q. I have heard that I need a baptismal certificate to prove my age for social security. I: this true? A. No. You may never have been baptized. If your birth was not recorded at or near your birth, we prefer an olc document recorded early in your childhood. However, there are many other documents which may be used to establish your date of birth. The skin of human eyelids is about one millimeter thick while the skin on the soles ol the feet is about 3 millimeters thick. Calvary Baptist Church Blytheville, Arkansas IS OFFERING '110,000.00 FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS IN DENOMINATIONS OF $250,00 -$500.00 -$1,000.00 At i 6% Interest Payable Semi-Annually THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IS SERVING AS TRUSTEE AND PAYING AND RECEIVING AGENT. INTERESTED PERSONS MAY CALL OR WRITE: CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1601 W«tt ChickaMwba — Blythevillut, Ark. Phone PO 2-2326 He said he felt as if his administration had reestablished the confidence of the people in government, one of his major points in his inaugural address. The work of B. Bryan Larcy In the Revenue Department and John Norman Harkey in the In- very definitely in reestablishing a feeling on the part of the people that their interests are being protected and not just special interests," Rockefeller said. His future appointments to various agencies, he said, would get away from » trend toward the appointment of someone who is involved in a business being regulated by the particular agency. "The appointment of Lynn Davis and his strong stand on gambling, I think, has moved us In the correct direction," he said: He said providing greater citizen participation in government with the formation of the Commission on Human Resources and the Governor's Youth Council were less dramatic Items of accomplishment. Rockefeller said he thought his administration presented a climate that would attract Industry to the state, saying he saw a friend in California last month who told him he would place » plant in the state this year, even though Arkansas rated two points below a neighboring state when the firm deter- mined its plant location by computer. In the field of education, Rockefeller taid the development and strengthening of the vocational-technical school programs would entice some industry because of the flexibility it provided in training persons for a specific industry. His major disappointments on legislation that failed to pass in the General Assembly were the competitive bond bidding, jury wheel, minimum wage, human resources commission, highway classification act, Little Hatch Act and those calling for audits of the Game and Fish and Highway commissions. "These were all administra- tive bills, and one cannot look at this package without sensing the strong partisan overtones involved," Rockefeller said. "I don't think there Is any question but that in campaigning, particularly for those candidates seeking election to the House and Senate, that these defeats will play a very important part," Regarding the criticism of his out-pf-state trips, the governor said these appreances had "dramatically strengthened the image of Arkansas throughout the nation. There is more interest in Arkansas outside the state of Arkansas than, regretably, is the case in some isolated areas of the state." IS ALL ASPIRIN THE SAME? 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