The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1966 · Page 3
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'There's Still Time' i : • Charles H. Lehigh of E! Dorado has ' tfegun an unusual one-man campaign to bring voting machines into as many .Arkansas counties as possible. AU • though Mr. Lchigh is interested in policies in Union County, whether or not "Craighead (where petitions are being circulated for the machines) coun- ,,ty has voting machines is of con• c~ern to him only insofar as he's •-aware of the move for better politics in Arkansas. "I've talked to many voters. They ""don't .feel they, have enough secrecy "under the present system . . . whether -they actually do or not. I've found this especially true among colored people, school teachers and people who work for state or local government," Mr. Lehigh reported. In the do-it-yourself voting machine kit he mailed to many persons over, the state, Mr. Lehigh explains how a county gets to vote on the issue of voting machines: more than 300 signatures on a petition. He has sample petitions and complete instructions on how to file the petitions. The filing deadline to get this measure on the Nov. 8 ballot is, Mr. Lehigh says, Sept. 8. cJLetterS Llo ftetten to the •dltot are welcomed. They an iuM«t to edltlnr, however, and must be signed. Sdnaturei will not be printed it the request of the writer. No lettan' will be returned) Dear Sir: 'This is an unusual town and we are glad to be a part of it. ' -Yes, we stuck our.necks out when we undertook a project that we knew would cost around $5,000 and in case of bad breaks may cost more. But. we knew with the kind of people we had in Blytheville that we could handle such a project and we did just that with the 1966 Arkansas American Legion Blseball Tournament. And this under very adverse:weather conditions. (When drought conditions" 'prevail;'' you farmers should encourage us to hold a baseball tournament.) This was achieved through the sale of advertisements in our program which you businessmen participated wholeheartedly, the continued attendance of our faithful baseball The most popular voting machine cost about §1,700. It may be obtained under a lease purchase agreement which covers ten years. The machines may be turned back to the lessor at any time during the term of the agreement and payments on them will cease. If oters approve use of the machines, the election commission must order them for all precincts in which 300 or more votes were cast in the last Congressional election. It may, at its pleasure, also order them^for any-precinct which had as many as 100 votes tallied. If less than 100 votes were cast in the precinct, the precinct is not eligible for a voting machine... .. ...... . The arguments for votlnf'iriacnlnes" are as many and as valid as those for the secret ballot. The safeguards against machine monkey business are many, and are involved. ...;..:,.,-.:r .,,,..,: , If anyone in Mississippi County is interested in this most efficient of political machines, he or she may contact Mr. Lehigh at 1415 W. Main,—or may avail themselves of Mr. Lehigh's mimeographed knowledge on the subject, which is in the Courier News- of • fice. r To quote from Mr. LeUlgh: "There's still time." fans and last but not least the back breaking effort that was put by the wonderful group of men that worked on the field that dreary weekend, not to mention the other rainy days of the tournament when much help was received. We anticipate, when all the bills are paid and our Arkansas state champion baseball . team is presented with a well deserved supper, that we may be out a $100 or so. We feel that it could not have gone for a better project. . • Yes, ihis town is unusual, because where else would an organization receive such community project 'cooperation. AlsbTwTiefe^else would you find such a nice guy for your local sports writer. Sincerely yours, Kenneth Mullens, Commander Dud Cason Post No. 24 The American Legion Show Beat Diet Kleiner ABOUT A SUMMIT Gnuts To Gnats .. A gnat is gnothing gnew. It's a gnasty lit$e gnoctural gnuisance that gnibbles on you ;-JBS if you were gnutritious, bites your gneck, Jand sometimes flies up your gnose. *J, Gnow the U.S. Department of Agriculture '.has awarded a $42,165 grant to Virginia Polytechnic Institute for the study of gnats; looking hopefully to their eradication. —It's-a gnominal sum to meet a gnotable gneed, and if it works it could apply also to their gnieces and gnephews. Good gnews tognight!—Nashville (Tenn.) Banner. GIVE us fewer people seeking status and lots more seeking stature. — Barton (Ga.) Herald. . ' IT'S no wonder we're no longer satisfied to be paid what we're worth. We can't possibly live on it.—Goshen (Ind.j News. JACOBY ON BRIDGE .NORTH (D) * 1094 M VAKQ872 + A84 '- WEST EAST *K63 452 » 107 63 VAKQ84 -* J5 • 1064 '•'•+ 10 9 7 2 # K 5 3 SOUTH A AQJ87 VJ95 • 83 + QJ6 Both vulnerable r Wist North E»st South ' 2* 4 A • , Pass Pass Opening lead— V 3 Pass 3 A Pass Pass dummy's nine of spades and covered with his jack. South was all set to make five or six de- .pending on whether the spades South thought and thought some more but he could come up with no better play than to duck in dummy. East took his king and played out his ace of hearts for the fourth and setting trick. We are sorry for South but must point out that he had no broke 4-1 to 3-2 when he was need to fall for West's trump rudely awakened from his p i ay . Qnce the ten. of spades dreams of sugarplums. I |, e ld he could afford to win the West produced the king of i second spade lead with the ace spades and led the ten of clubs, i and insure his contract. Just because a finesse works the first time there is no reason j to assume that will work the next time. North's bid of two spades meets with our full approval. The spade game might also have been reached if North had tried three diamonds but the raise made things easy for South. East and West did not make the play quite so easy and when the smoke cleared away South had managed to go down one trick. East won the heart lead with the queen. He considered a club ishjh for awhile and then decided to force dummy to ruff a heart and hope for the best. He toj the; king of hurts tnd dummy •raffed, i° the ten of spades vat l«d frorrt dummy and South 'let it ride for the finesse. West let it ride also, whereupon South led "Hit new Polish stomp has gone ortr to Kg, Mr. O'Brien wants nothing but controversial dtslgns from now on! BIOSATT AND CRQMLIY IN WASHINGTON Bombing Critics' Argument Not Upheld by WW 2 Facts By TERRY KELLUM <»tovle Soundman) For Didi KM"!* To a Hollywood soundman the eld cliche about » setup being so quiet you could hear • pm drop, is not a gag, but an ab- olute fact. Actually, if it were being done for a movie, it would make a fairly loud sound when recorded. , A«i a miter, which is the technical name for the men to my profession, I recorded the sound for hundreds of : films. In act, I worked : my 'irst movje 38 years ago, iii 1928, the year that found made its debut in Hollywood. Since then the most drastic change has been in the noise \ reduction. The early hissing sound has been elimnated by changing from optical to magnetic recording. A lot of people ask, "What does a mixer do?" Well, in the making of movies a mixer is responsible for recording and regulating all sound, so that it is all brought into the proper focus on the screen by the 'manipulating of a volume control knob/ And that holds true whether it be a soft sigh, the blare of a symphony orchestra, or the •haunting whistle of the ocean liner, .Queen Mary, which plays the titie role at Paramount in "Assault on a Queen." One of the most sensitive mechanisms in the world is a sound stage mike. For instance, unless the volume is regulated, a screen kiss between two lovers can sound like a horse pulling is hoof out of mud. Of course, here are different levels for the different types of film kisses. There are casual kisses, motherly kisses, friendly kisses, passionate kisses, etc. The main thing to watch out for are the ip smackers, who can knock By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON - (NBA) As U.s! planes fly record numbers of missions over North and South Viet Nam, home - front critics of these assaults keep, up (heir own drumfire of argument. Their fundamental contention is that such bombings are inevitably indiscriminate and hence .costly in civilian life. Secondarily they argue that the attacks stiffen enemy resolve and drive him further from the peace table. Since this latter point has become a staple article of faith in the critics' catechism, it deserves a fresh look against the background of modern military history. Nearly three. - fourths of all the Allied bombing tonnage dropped on Germany in World War II was dropped in the final months, though the European war lasted 68 months. The bombing concentration .was particularly heavy in the closing offensives from January to May of 1945. Through four day's in March, more Allied missions were flown than' in the whole year 1942. 'Historians of the final phase do not find, however,- Kiat the unprecedented air attacks — which leveled the hearts of 31 German cities — stiffened the German resolve to fight OIK To begin with, in very high German quarters that resolve did not exist by February of 1945. From that time on, var-i ious top Nazi officials were engaged more or less continuously in trying to sue for peace with the United- States and Britain. To the extent that those peace efforts wavered, they were affected not .by shattering Allied air raids but by Nazi leaders' fears of the wrath of Adolf Hitler, who stubbornly clung to hopes of victory until the very end. . In those fateful days, the ailing Hitler's outlook ranged from occasional despair to mystical belief in total victory over all his enemies to periodically revived hope that America and Britain would switch to his side and help crush the Soviet Union. * * * This latter dream was one Hitler abandoned only at the end. It was not even broken by Britain's devastating February raids upon the historic city of Dresden, which produced one of the great firestorms of history and killed an estimated 135,006 Germans. Though Hitler's chief propar gandist, Joseph Goebbels, tried to make the most of this attack as a "terror bombing," there is no evidence that it made a deep impact upon the German people generally — except to lower their morale and make them wish for an end to war. When U.S. ground forces approached Cologne, whose center had been gutted by Allied bombing, thousands of German towns people braved Nazi sniper fire to emerge from cellars and greet the Americans as liberators. •As British and American armies swept eastward across a crumbling Germany, they were met countless times by easy surrender. A top Nazi general retreated gracefully but steadily before the British in the north. Another general ordered by Hitler to counterattack against the Americans turned his a r m i e s around and marched them eastward to fight the Russians. Had Hitler somehow been removed from power early in 1945, the war obviously would have ended much sooner. It was he who clung hard to vain, unreasoning hope of triumph while the realists around him thought only of saving Germany and themselves from disaster. The historians who have recorded Hitler's strategic conversations in . the final months have discovered no surge of bitterness against the Allies h e kept hoping would turn to h i s side. His resolve to figfit on was not stiffened by crushing enemy air assault. It was sustained throughout that period by fantasies peculiar to this strangely jrituitive man. Across the globe in Japan, it was little different. Key elements of Japan's cabinet wanted peace months before Hiroshima. Only a few fanatics kepi that war going through the last 150 days when U. S. bombers were burning out 60 major Japanese cities. tllP Dnrtnr we uocwr Several years ago when a young hemophiliac or bleeder incurred a slight wound he had to have transfusions of 13 units of plasma and whole blood to control his bleeding This same boy recently had two teeth pull- il and didn't bleed any more than a normal person would have. . All boys sooner or later have to lose their baby teeth whether techniques for treating hemor philiacs before a dental Or any other operattion is making the difference between normal living and nursing a constantly nagging fear. A by - product in every blood bank is plasma, the clear fluid frozen, then thawed at the low- Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier New* Monday, August 29, 1966 Page Pour Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. est tempennit that will permit thawing, a precipitate forms. This contains a high concentration of antinemophilic globulin. The use of this concentrate, still in the experimental stage of development, is a great boon to bleeders when it is given prior to an operation. This is not the only new remedy for bleeders, however. Regular doses by mouth of amino- caproic acid before an operation have drastically cut the need for transfusions in bleeders. The drug is available only on a doctor's prescription because the dose must be carefully adjusted to prevent clots from forming in the veins. I am calling attention to these new forms of treatment in the hope that many bleeders will be spared a life of semi • Invar lidism brought on by a fear of engaging In normal activities. An overly protective attitude on the part of the parents of bleed- ers has often condemned them to a life of greatly restricted activity. Furthermore they have often been denied employment bcause prospective employers feared they would lose a lot of time from work. Exaggerated maternal concern may not only fai| to protect the hemophiliac — it may increase his emotional tension and thereby increase his abnormal bleeding. Every effort should be made to get the hemophiliac to lead a normal life. His wounds need no longer be fatal; his days need no longer be filled with foreboding. Q — A doctor says my 4-year- old daughter is tonguetied and that the cord under It should be clipped. Her speech is normal. Another doctor says to let it alone. What do you think? . A - Since a tied tongue usu ally functions well in both eat ing and talking, there is nothing to be gained by clipping it, The Germans scuttled their Graf Spec, a pocket battleship, in Montevideo harbor in 1939. IS Ytars Ago -In Blythevillo A lawn party at the Ralph Nichols home on Monday celebrated the fourth birthday of Kenny Nichols. Twenty guests were invited to the affair which had a circus theme. The . engagement of Dorothy Whittle to Eric Lloyd Ray is today announced by Miss Whittle's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Whittle. "Back to School" was the theme selected for the dance last night at the Shrine Club complimenting members of the Order of the Rainbow girls and their guests. Mrs. W. D. Cobb was sponsor for the event. Mrs. F. L. Reed and Miss Angle Hood have as their houseguest, Mrs. J. D. Starnes and daughters of Memphis. A seven-game football schedule for the Blytheville Junior High Paps was announced today by Earl Nail, principal. Five of the games will be played here. your earphones off. In mystery or horror films tht sounds become especially important. The whole mood of such a picture is set by a series of off-stage' sounds -like creaking doors, whistling winds; whirring bats, wolf howls and shocked screams; All Alfred ; Hitchcock suspense films are a field day for soundmen'. Recording th< sound of the scene as it is being shot is the best ^ way, the most natural. However", a n y sound can'be fitted ifl later, as well. Paramount" has a sound library ' which s contains everything from the sound of ! a burp to the ear - shattering roar 1 of a bull elephant.' Sometimes, however,"a mixer is forced to improvise, and try something different. 'An example is 'Paramount soundman 3tan Jones who came up with an unusual "sound" gimmick which he used to excellent effect in "Assault dn'a'Queeii." Director Jack Donohue wanted a vicious fight between Frank Sinatra and Alf Kjellin to sound as : deadly as it looked, so Jones' idea was utilized. A side of ham was hiing next fca sensitive microphone' : and Sinatra, using boxing gloves, banged away at it -with a series of crackling blows. ' " ' '• -' "• Later, the most- .-'explosive- sounding punches were synchro; nized with the visual:blows on the screen. All of which caused Sinatra to quip: "Probably the first tune in historj that a real ham has stood in for an actor." I've had as many sounds go through one ear and out the other as any man who ever lived and I do have peeves about certain types. The most irritating . ouuds to me are chalk on a blackboard, apple biting and, especially, large ', explosions. I love my business, but .the most pleasant sound in the world to me, after the day is over — is the sound of silence. XHE Bl.VTHEVII.Lt COURIER NEWS IHE COURIEli .NMVS CO. B W RAINES PUBLISHER HARrtT A. HA1NES tulltut .•uMlsher-editui PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Managet l* National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, Chicago Detroit Atlanta Mcmphll Second-class postage paid It Blytheville Ark Member ot the &s*oc>?iv-<1 Press H'ESClUf 1'IUN .RATES By carrier In the city of Blr'ihe- vllle or an.v suburban town whcrt carrier service (s maintained 35c per week $1.50 ner month B; mail within a radlui at 5v mile:.. S8.00 per vear 5500 for su months. 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