The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1968 · Page 6
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The Gut Issue You »r« most fortunate. You live In a place and at n tim« when th« hearts of men and women are moved by tlie distress of their fellow man. The Courier News' cursory review of poverty in the area brought immediate response. . .most of it by telephone and frankly it is response in such a degree that it will not, be possible to answer all the calls, unfortunately. There may be a number of misconceptions about our poverty, however. First, some callers who have read the poverty story indicate that, the newspaper made » search for poverty and produced the few families mentioned in the story. This is not the case. These conditions are widespread, but not clearly visible. The $15 per month homes are located on the rear of lots (and let us not be too harsh in our judgment of $1.5 ft month homes . . . because without them, some people would have no place at all to live). It was the purpose of the story merely to raise a few case* to the public eye. Secondly, "the welfare" as it is known does help. It does more than that: welfare and/or social security checks permit these people to live. Mississippi County Union Mission picks them up when they fall on hard times and tries to see to it that the children have shoes on their feet (and one day this week, three children came in the Mission's door barefoot. . . yes, it was a day when there was ice on the ground). Some eight-year-old figures (latest available on housing) from the U. S. Bureau of the Census reveal that of the 110,000 housing units In Arkansas' first congressional district, nearly 34.000 are classified as "deteriorating" and just over 25,000 are classified as "dilapidated." Thus, roughly one-half of the housing units in the first congressional district of Arkansas are substandard, we would suppose, Twenty- five percent of our fellow citizens in the first district live in homes where the occupancy averages more than one person per room. Only about 35 percent of the houses in this congressional district have all the plumbing conveniences Clearly, one of the principle sources of human misery in eastern Arkansas is inadequate housing. It also is some interest thai Arkansas ranks second among the 50 states in percent of housing classed as dilapidated. You can guess who has the dubious honor of heading this list. In the face of these conditions, we fear the district is about to be treated to a political year when candidates will pontificate on the theories of military escalation in Vietnam. There is nothing unimportant, assuredly, about that big hot war, hut on the other hand congressmen and senators have such little leverage when it comes to the conduct of foreign policy. Congress never had any special prerogatives in this area and the presidency has been pre-empting the Senate since j u a t about the day George Washington raised his hand and took the oath of office. What we'd like to hear from the candidates is what they intend to do about housing for our people. This is the "gut" issue. O/ OtU Those Days Ahead Man has made himself i creature and captive of time and has come to operate in th« finite limits of days and hours, weeks and years. This causes us all to use the advent of a new year for a review of the past and a rertewal of hope in viewing th« future. Those days ahead will be no different than the ones just past. There will be good ones to sustain us and bad ones to test us. They can all be better days any time we decide to be better people in terms of thought and reaction, belief and action. In Marked Tree, the flays ahead could ha belter ones if its individual citizens decided to gossip a little less and praise each other a little more. They could be more prosperous ones if its business community vowed to spend just a little more time studying today's economic trends and working «n them together and a little less time looking for the mote in their business neighbor's show window or selling technique. They could be more enjoyable if the supporters of churches and schools thought more about what they as in- dividuals could do to make these Institutions stronger and less about what the two institutions need to do to serve their individual opinions and needs. la Arkansas the months ahead could be better ones if its citizen* concentrated their thoughts on programs aimed at pulling our state off so many bottom rung comparison levels and griped jess about giving up the old ways of doing tilings. They could be more prosperous for the state as a whole if special interest groups would turn from single minded pressure In seeking their own ends and would choose to join with other groups to support, economic, social and political changes that would guarantee improvements aimed at providing higher wages, more jobs, greater opportunity of an equal basis and as a result an improved standard of living for all. Those days ahead will be just what we make Ihem — and we can't make them any better by waiting for the other fellow to make the first move, whether he lives up the street, across (he state or half-way around the world.—Marked Tree Tribune JACOBY ON BRIDGE Show Beat by Dick Kleiner 1 *$0 YOU'RE trIE AfiEKT* WHO SOT THE 6001)5 Today's Investor • By Thomas E. O'Hara | Chairman, Board of Trustees I National Association of Investment Clubs j Q. I became interested in lifejment portfolios held by the com i public library or from a bookstore. Here I would caution you to make sure you get books on the fundamentals of investing, rather fiian those that emphasize the technical or price-mote ment side of the market. After HOLLYWOOD (NBA) John Forsythe is off to New York to star in Gore Vidal's new play, a political story, Forsythe says he'll play the Republican candidate for President "and it will be a tough roll — I'm a Democrat" T.. They want Cliff Robertson to star opposite Katharine Hepburn in "The Madwoman of Chaillot".. David Opatoshu, just back from Budapest, where he appears in ' The Fixer," says working there was interesting—"but one weekend I flew to Amsterdam and suddenly became aware that I had been missing color—Budapest is all drab browns and grays, and Amsterdam .is full of color, like the U.S." ..I like English singer Matt Monro's line: "English and American actors are pretty'much the same, except I've never heard of an English actor who wants to be king." Bob Jani? Maybe you never heard the name, but he puts on a show which may be seen by more, people than any other live entertainment. Jani stages and produces the annual Christmas parade at Disneyland, which marches in happy splendor 30 times during each holiday season. Jani, who is Disneyland's director of entertainment, says the big problem he faces is that most parades are one - time affairs, but to do it 30 times creates monumental logis- insurance stocks and bought at the wrong time. Should I sell for a tax loss, or am I foolish to sell when insurance stocks panies, are definitely favorable for owners of life - insurance might enroll. Or you might check and see if there are eve- are no doubt at or near the bol-lning classes in investing offer- torn? Further, I do not under-Jed by your local school system, stand their valuation of earnings. A. Life - Insurance - stock prices in general right now would seem to be closer to the bottom than the lop. If y o u parade Is the biggest attraction every year at Disneyland, which in itself is a pretty big attraction. Since he appeared on Nancy Sinatra's special, big things have happened to Lee Hazlewood. He had offers from big producers to appear in big productions. It is typical of Hazlewood that he never heard of most of the producers who have called. He is basically a songwriter and record producer, and he lives in the world of music. Performing? That's for others, he always thought—until now. "It's O.K. with me," he says shrugging his mustache. "I'll do some performing for fun—but I'll keep on producing Nancy's records and writing and publishing songs, for money." When he was first asked to see if he could do anything with Nancy—she had been recording for several years, but nothing ever happened—he met her, liked her, and asked her to do one thing for him. That one thing was to do whatever he asked. She agreed. He. set about to make an image. He thinks images are important in music. "The image I built for her," he says, "wouldn't work for a 5 - foot - 7, 125 pound girl. But for Nancy a nickel's worth of lady — it's kind of cute for her to talk about walking all over a man." Mary Ann Mobley — •— now Mrs. Gary Collins is hap- Pily back'in the kitchen. Mary Ann says that as a girl back - - ~ .., u ..»...<wi>t,ui jugio" "«HI aayo umL aS a Blrl D3CK tics problems, such as storing j.in Mississippi, she was required the floats and costumes and all to cook one meal a day as a the paraphernalia the 700 mar- teen - ager. 'But while I, was living alone, she says, "I never cooked 1 never ate, that's why. I'd have j „_ COUBIER *BB coimiEh iwws co H. W. BAINEg 8ABRT A. If you would prefer to do your studying privately, you can j vou learn the fundamentals, you __i _ i. ;n i . 1 , ' . . . J . .-i« GENE AUSTIN IHanafar gel a limitless supply of books shares. As or judging insurance companies' adjusted earnings, can experiment with the risky technical side. Finally, I would say that you would benefit greatly by form- bought a good company when j has an interesting article on | ing an investment club with a it was overvalued - and conse-, hew adjusted earnings are com- 'group of friends or relatives. In- quently paid too much - and if, puled. You can obtain a copy i vestment clubs take for grant- you have held onto it this long, by writing to Moody's Investors led that everyone wants to learn then 1 think you would be making a mistake in selling at the present market, In fact this might be a time for you to consider buying more shares, rath- clubs and king of hearts. This er 1han sclling ' cashed the King and ace of Smce 19M !ife KOltTK It A KQ64 If A32 »KJ 109 *K7 WEST EAST (D) 4J9S3 4103 j. ¥QJ10975W Void * « 543 48765 4 Void *<5J109S54 SOUTH * A73 • K8 64 *AQ *AS3J North-South vulnerable West North East Snath 3 4 3 N. T. Pass 6N. T. Pass Past Puss Opening lead—V Q j|S objected but Ely proceeded to make the hand as advertised, i, left dummy with four spades it had started with, while Ely held i spades, a low heart and a 1 club. stocks have come down 50 per cent, to their lowest price earnings ratios in 10 years. And i while this has been occurring, Yon can't have more than three • an a marked JiHe started by dropping a ifhv He turned to West and sajd jthe companies have been . ,'heart from his own hand. This "You still hold a heart You' 1 " 8 - factors, such as in- 'jis what is known todav as vec-!c«n't have more than 'threel cr « asln S population, use of com- tifying the count. He had 11 f^ ^TcnT P^S" ^SaUty op tricks and needed 12. so he ' stl " have a clllb ' '-•»- •>-< - —i-j = -..- osl one trick right off the bat. West led a second heart. Ely j 'Then he turned to the as- won that in dummy and ran off ,s e m b 1 e d audience and said. ! least the older hal of us, r«-;"The spades are nil good. Six discarded a spade and a clubiop a squeeze just as I an- from his own hand. Then he pounced at trick one. ™P«"-e- spades." ment in the fortunes of invest- Service, Inc., 99 Church Street, New York, 10007. more even if some members have been investing for years. Called "do-it-yourself" inves Q. No one could be as unin- ing. the investment club co formed about the stock market I cept allows you to determir as I am. But I would like to how much you want to put in learn. Do you think if I bought 1 stock each'month (probably on the Monthly Investment Plan!to $20 as a starter) and the on the New York Stock Ex- j helps you learn about, stoc change I could learn? I would j as you hear other membe not expect to make any money give reports about stocks an while going through the stage of learning. as you yourself learn how make a study of a stock. There are several ways you i you can't join an investme can learn. A number of brok---'" u •-•• --•'-'-' —* - "-»>-- erage firms conduct classes on a quite elemental level. You on investing either from a good Na (j on Association of Investment Clu Manual on your own and stuc the tools of investing in it. Ever so often we are asked I !t is possible for an expert tc recognize a sure squeeze a soon as he sees the dummy. The answer is a resounding NO, but we have seen slams claimed on a squeeze as soon as third hand plays to the firs trick. Here is one that we, or al least the older halfo f us. remember from the first days o] contract. Oswald Jacohy was North, and when the late Ely Culbertson was able to bid three no - trump over East's thre* club preempt, Oswald raised tht Professor (Ely was «tlled that and deservedly so) to six no- trump. West opened ttw queen of hearts. Ely looked over dummy carefully and played tht deuce. East discarded a dob whereupon Ely spread hit and Mid, "Six on a tquMM." Needles* to aty, the oppoMOt- _ _ _ „ .,,. By Wayne Gl Brsndsta(lt ' Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association itooj will furnish you with '• wallet pflM wallet card. Please send your question and comments to Wayne G Brandstadt, M. D., in care o this paper. While Dr. Bram stadt cannot answer individua very worthy inlen- ,, T ,, Concern i ]etters > newi " answer letter t!,. Demonstrators!. 10 wnom Jt Ma V Concern O f .general interest in future co umns. to- From lime to lime I got let-; for dissection. Many schools will lers asking how to go about | be glad to s<md you a wallet leaving one's body to science. I car( j rea( jj n g. This is a very worthy inlen-1 Hon. As the Demonstrators j. . .„ Association puts it: "Let the :* '' av f TV? H'^ , - u dead leach the living." O ur I Scho0 ' of Medlclne for tne P ur ' medical and dental schools are I P ose .. of m ^ lca ' research and chronically handicapped by hav- tea *ng. Signed: ng an inadequate number of OUlers have developed a be- bodies for their students to work i quea * al «t of legally valid m —.now that the once - popu- > torms wnich vou nla Y f"' 1 out ar robbing of graves is gen-! 11 ls we "' bowev er, to make rally frowned on. (Many per-| sure tnat tlle relative who will ons do not know that 'dental j be .responsible for disposing of tudents. .although they spend j y°! lr remains is in sympathy most of their time on the head j w i t h your generous intent, nd neck, must dissect the en- j Otherwise he can, in most re body.) i states, have that porton of your The best plan is for you to wil1 set a s' d ?- ontact the school of your Remember, too, tbat some loice in the state where you i schools will reject a body that ive. The American Medical I has been subjected to a surgi- ssociation (535 N. Dearborn, hicago, 111. 60610) or the American Dental Association cal operation or has been mutilated by an accident or homicide. Furthermore, when an au- 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, l °P s .V has been performed the I. 60611) can assist you if you l^ody is of no use for dissection, o not know the name and ad- i 1 " man y cases.the performance ress of such a. school. It is I 0 ' an autopsy will yield more mportant that it be in your own I oene fits to science than a rou- ate because most sta'tes have I tine dissection, but the latter is ws forbidding the shipment of 1 st " 1 tne besf wav for futlir « odies across their boundaries! doctors to get a thorough foun- I dation in basic anatomy. If you do not wish to leave .your entire body to s c i e n c e, may I suggest that you leave your eyes to an eye bank? It, WORLD ALMAMC FACTS lytheville (Ark.) Courier News Friday, January 12, 1968 Pag«Sb Martin Van Buren, the eighth president, was the first president born after adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 177$ and •therefore, the first president not born a British subject, say* The World Almanac. William Henry Hwrison, Van Biiren's sue- cessor, was born a British subject in 1773, but all the presidents thereafter were born after the Declaration's adoption. chers use and having trained substitutes for each of those 700 people in case of illness. -... „,„, „,„„ la nave His planning pays off. The a Piece of baloney if I was ~ - hungry. But now I'm cooking IS Years Ago agam ' and this time it's fun." — In B/ythevi//e Mrs. Albert Taylor, Mrs. Toby Long and Mrs. Max Logan were guests of Mrs. Farris McCalla when she entertained Friday Club with a luncheon at her home. Mrs. Richard Rose entertained members of La,Finesse Club with a dessert bridge at her home in Dell yesterday and invited as guests Mrs. Grady Ma. gee and Mrs. Harry A. Haines. Among those leaving this weekend to attend the REA con vention in San Francisco are Mr. and Mrs. Charley Lutes and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Callis. 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