The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 19, 1968
Page 6
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Drink Small There's gomething about continu- Ing civilization which pushes the price of liquor up while shrinking the container in which it is purchased. Our forefathers, historians tell us, trafficked in spirits by the hogshead and some general stores on the last century kopt a barrel of whiskey and a dipper in the place as a friendly gesture to customers, who were invited to sip at no cost. At the beginning of this century, liquor made out on the farm was packaged in stone crocks, or churns. Later, the down home varieties of liquor were put up in fruit jars. As liquor continued to go uptown, it moved into smaller containers: quarts, (now one-fifth of a gallon), pints and half-pints. All the while it grew more expensive. Drinkers now pay for a fifth of a gallon what in the 10th century would have purchased an entire hogshead—or enough to bathe in, if one fancies his bourbon that way. If you are very civilized (presumably) and belong to a private club in Arkansas you may purchase liquor by the glass. It is even more expensive this way and the Igeality of such a purchase is questionable. If you don't belong to a private, whiskey-selling club, then you still must purchase your liquor in the larger containers at a lower price. Now, there is a movement afoot to let everyone purchase liquor in small amounts at a high price. Hot Springs and Little Rock interests want thfc Arkansas legislature to pass a "liquor by the ounce" bill in the special session of the Legislature. Our objection to liquor by the glass is that it too often breeds a particularly noxious, unpleasant little saloon here and there. These, we think, Arkansas can well get along without. Just how a noxious saloon differs from a noxious beer joint is a moot question. Perhaps it differs not at all. However, the drink-by-the-sip forces have a couple of things going for them. The liquor will be served in small quantities and at higher prices. Erwin McDonald, editor of the Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, for example commented that he may organize opposition for the bill because "we are opposed to anything that encourages greater consumption of liquor." Well, we'll buy that. We just don't see how making drinking more expensive is going to encourage greater consumption of liquor. The new legislation aiso answers, in part, our objection to the seedy saloon problem: bars would be permitted only in cities of more than 30,000 and in these cities only at certain hotels, motels and restaurants. Only "convention and tourist" areas (whatever they may be) would house saloons—usually more delicately referred to as "lounges," but still merely saloons. Sbow Beat by Dick Kleiner f/ ott A Blythevllle housewife was heard to remark prior to the Super Bowl: "I think Green Bay will win. You just can't beat Guy Lombards." * * * A news writer's description of Roger Marls' accent: "Midwestern drawl." DRAWL? Like in ". . .the lazy drawl of the machine gun"? * * * The reason God has blessed you is that you arc a wonderful people. We continue getting calls on the pnvcrly story. Action continues lo be taken (through Iho'Mission and others) to relieve human suffering. Oh, but you are good. * * * Some of the good guys In the Courier News shop and I were discussing the fact lhat none of our, wives could cook when we married j.Hioni. Now, all are good cooks, of course, and I suppose we husbands would like lo take some credit for tiial (but we can't). However, one chap was Idling me thai he camp home one day and found a small,.lough ..looking meat patly on a platter. He wanted to ask was the heck il was. . .bill when his . wife sliced it and put a portion on his plate ha knew: it was her first meat loaf. "She had taken the recipe out of the cookbook. . .you know where it says 'serves six,' and divided it by three. She ended up with a half-pound meat loaf and then baked it the regular time, again according to the recipe. By the time I get home, this thing is about the size of a hamburger." Another guy tells how, a few days after marriage, he pops home from work, washes up and seats himself at the table. "This gravy is good, honey," he says as he pours some on his plate and plunges a piece of bread in it. This remark was greeted by .some silence and he notett a sad, moist look around his wife's eyes. "Whalsa matter?" he inquired. "That's not gravy," she said, "those are mashed potatoes." My wife eventually became the best cook Ir. Arkansas, but with no thanks lo me. When we first moved Into a little cabin in the woods In North Carolina, 1 can recall that I cooked the first meal (bacon and eggs). I also bought the first skillet. But my proudest moment came when I found nearby a little old lady who had a milch cow and who sold country butler cheaper than A and P sold that other unspeakably greasy stuff. -H.A.H. JACOB Y ON BRIDGE NORTH A AS2 ¥8743 « AKja + 104 WEST EAST A 963 AKQ1084 V J 9 5 V 2 + 63 4Q10872 + AJ853 +96 SOUTH (D) + J7 VAKQ106 494 + KQ72 Both vulnerable West North East South the seven. West looked for the deuce but it wasn't iu sight. He assumed I that his partner had the card : and was signaling with the six so West continued \vilh the word. West had given it to him. We can't really criticize West for his club lead. Ace leads against slams are likely to be good ones, but we do think his second play was just ridiculous. He had heard the bidding and seen the dummy, and it should have been obvious to him that South had been faking his <ia- mond and spade bids in order to get a club lead. He had received that lead, but there was no need for a continuation. Finally, if West had continued he would still have been all right he had played the jack in- 3V 4V 5 + Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—e> A Pass Pass Pass Pass 1 V 4 • 4 A 5 V Pass 'Some years ago we used to write about a character named Larceny Lou. Lou was a good player but he also was tricky. He'hid and played in an effort to confuse his opponents and fre quently succeeded. Today's South might well be a prototype of this character. He had no reason to go beyond game after his partner signed off at four hearts, In fact he such a fine opportunity to make •any slam try at all, but he had such a fine opportunity! o make "two fake cue bids that h« could not resist the temptation. West fell for the deception hook, line and sinker and opened his ace of clubi. Thl* w*i just what South-mated bat b« ~stlll wasn't horn* with hi« contract. He needsd • club continual ion and the right club con- tlnuallon. East dropped the six and South falsecardtd with This was all South needed. Dummy's 10 won the trick. Trumps were drawn with three I leads. Two of dummy's spades went on the king and queen of clubs and South had stolen his Stolon may be too strong a stead of the three. MEW INNMW BE!Or»TO A NON-SMOKIES LITTLE OLD, \M WHO ONLY TOOK A DROP OF 5HERRY EVERY OTHER $0!W,* iiiniiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mini > mm iiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiii mm •ii««iiiiii| ! | I Today's Investor 1 j By Thomas E. O'Hara Chairman, Board of Trustees Natioeal Association of Investment Clubs Q. In 1965 I bought an insurance policy for $5,000 on myself and another .$10,000 on my daughter, who is now 10. The return is supposed to be good. In addition, I have other insurance policies on my wife, my daughter and myself. I also bought 595 shares of one Company at $2 a share and 370 shares of another at $1.90 a share. Both of these are insurance companies. Have I done the right thing? Would you advise me to invest in other ways? A. Insurance policies are fine but I think I would tend to suggest more insurance on yourself than your daughter. Your daughter's eventual husband no doubt will be grateful to you for supplying insurance at the low rate you will have obtained at the age of 10 years. As for your investment program, you have picked a good industry, but you haven't picked the best companies in it. I am not saying that the firms whose stock you own will not do well eventually. Only the future will answer that. But in buying into new, samll, relatively unknown You generally stand to do a whole lot better if you pick the most successful companies in any particular industry, rather lia'h the youiig unproved ones. I suggest that you are in an ideal position, to start an investment club. You could learn the principles of investing while putting in a small amount of money. Once you feel you understand the selection of good quality stocks, you might enroll in the Monthly Investment Plan (MIP) on the'New York Stock Exchange through your broker. Beginning Investment Club Members ordinarily hold their investments to $10 to $20 a month. You could put your remaining savings into the MIP program. Q. We accumulated 32 shares of Kerr-McGee at an average cost of $33. It is now selling at more than four' times that. Last June we bought one $500 debenture, which we presume is convertible into common stock. Our intention is to wait until the common stock is split and companies, you are taking an then convert. Are we on the unusually high risk. right track? A. Kerr-McGee is an excellent stock growth, as your experience will testify. As for debenture, I wouldn't bother to'con'vert until I had to,, or until such time as the dividend on the common stock equals or exceeds what you're getting on the debenture. Q. Can you tell nie what stales charge taxes on investments, and how much? A. The state x>f New York charges a 'fee for every sale in the state. This, of course, includes all sales on the New York and American stock exchanges. These costs are passed on to the customer by the broker. Many states have a tax on investments similar to a property tax which is levied either on the value, of a stock or the income received from it. Many states have some sort of an income tax and, or course, you will have to pay these on income from investments if you live in such a state or earn enough income there in come under them. Talk to your attorney or accountant to determine the specific taxes you are sub ject to. j-* JJOCtOr By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association A question of prime concern i A - Chronic bronchitis and re to most pregnant women is: When will the baby be born? A valuable 'due, often over- other chronic chest diseases are being studied intensively by chest specialists with 'e'ncourag- A valuable 'due, own over- , Qf jme jn r . looked, is an accurate^ record | * js ^ avoid of cig . of the day of quickening - the; Th jnhalation of an aer . first sign pt movement or kick- !ogo , ^^ a 2 to 5 per ing by the fetus his occurs ; ccnt galjnc so , utjon js believed during the 18th to 20th week of.. m observers to loosen the pregnancy. Recent studies have secretions in the bronc'h'ial shown that, in 85 per cent of tubes fully as well as do some HOLLYWOOD (NBA) For Lome Greene, the benevolent patriarch, this shapes up as the most exciting year since the Ponderosa was a seedling. Lome will be a father and a grandfather within the space of two months. He and his present wife' are expecting their first child early in February. (H it's a 8 ir! > ** name is Gillian; if it's a boy, Taylor). Two months later, Lome's daughter by his first marriage is expecting her first child. 'I'm looking forward to being a father .again," Lome says. "But, at the same time I have some trepidation for the world I'm bringing the baby into." Greene, you see, is a thinker. Unlike many actors, who think solely about their next part, he thinks about the state of the world and other serious matters. In fact, his secret aim is to be a statesman when Bonanza runs its course — not a politician, because he does not have too much respect for the way the game of politics is played, but a high - minded statesman. . . Failing that — and the demand for inexperienced statesmen is rather limited — he thinks he'd like to do some Shakespeare, a good mOvie, a good play and a musical. "All these ambitions," he says, "are for when Bonanza is over. But the way the show is going, by then I may be too old for anything." David Niven tells this one on himself. He was filming "The Extraordinary Seaman" in a' re-' mote Mexican village, with Faye Dunaway. Niven is one .who likes to lead a civilized life wherever he is, so he trained a native to mix a decent daiquiri. After each day's shooting, he and Faye would relax with a few. "Then one night," Niven says "Faye said she'd prefer a mar- guerita. I know nothing about tequila — rum, yes; tequila, no — but we went ahead, we pushed on. the heart valves in which compensation is failing to prevent back pressure and waterlogging in the lungs. A person with this condition should be in the hospital and should be given oxygen by inhalation. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS pregnancies, delivery occurs more comp u C ated methods. If Jive months from that date, thiclt) yellow spu t um is being i«, ' x\ 1 «H«|.1W,w»> 'I'm glottis* Mn VVayn* gttting into (Ut Vittnan give or take three or four days. Although 15 per cent do not fall into this pattern, this is still as accurate as any other method of calculating the dale of confinement. One must not, however, be fooled by false quickening caused by intestinal rumblings. Many a woman who says that her pregnancy ran in-, to the 10th month has been shown to be wrong. when the five - month • from - quickening rule was applied, or when her baby weighed less than 7Vi pounds. Q — I have chronic bronchitis. When I lie down, I get severe coughing spells. What do you advise? raised, ampicillian, a prescription drug, given by mouth may j , be helpful. .,...' For patients in the hospital, the new intermittent positive pressure breathing apparatus Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Friday, January 19, 1968 PlgtSU has given excellent results when supervised by a trained inhalation therapist. Q — What drug is best for treating bronchitis? A — A new drug that your doctor may want to prescribe, 2G-DM, has a combined action. It loosens secretions and helps to check your cough. It is not habit forming and has few side effects. — My husband, 86, has what the doctor calls a heart cough. Is there any cure for it? A — A heart cough, also called cardiac asthma, has no relation to the asthma caused by an allergy. It is one of the manifestation! of • diseue o( Andorra, a 175-square- mile state between France and Spain in the Pyrenees Mountains, is semi-independent, owing only nominal allegiance to the president of F r a n c e and the Spanish bishop of Urgel, says The World Almanac. Andorra, with a total population of 11,000 Catalan- speaking people, has a 15- man police department, its only armed force. Her "arms" budget is about *5 a year— -for blank bulled used on stat* occasions. , Mcwspaptr £iuerprlfce Asm, 75 Years Ago — In Blythevifle Mrs. Max Reid, Mrs. J. W. Adams, Mrs. Otto Scrape, Mrs. H. C. Bush and Mrs. Paul Jobe were guests of Mrs. F. E. Scott when she entertained members of the Thursday Bridge Club at her home. Mike Utley, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Utley, was honored by his parents with a party at the Country Club on his sixth birthday yesterday. Guests were members of Mike's kin- degarten class. •About once in four years, it happens to me. I call it an ugly pill. I can stand off and look at myself in amazement, at the stupid things I do and say. And that's what happened when I had this amateur marguer* ita., • "I began saying nasty things to Faye, and she gave as good as she took. It was terrible. I sat up all night worrying about how she must hate me. I didn't sleep a wink. "I avoided her the next day, out of shame. But the following day we were working together, so there was nothing I could do. I was just about to say something, when she said, 'Will you ever forgive me for those awful things I said?' "I was big about it and forgave her. I never told her about the things I said. I was just lucky that she apologized first." Clint Eastwood measures his success in salami. Clint, who is currently filming "Coogan's Bluff" for Universal, first hit (t big in the Italian western. "A Fistful of Dollars." The Italian ladies love him deary — and keep sending him food. Other actors get fan letters, but Clint says he gets hundreds of salami every year. Plus cheeses. You've heard of the antihero? Meet Eastwood, the antipasto. Maureen O'Hara says she's done 80 per cent of her own stunts over the years — and she thinks now she was foolish. "I've been hurt so many times," she says, and ticks off her injuries. 'I banged up my back and it was in a brace for months. I cracked a tooth in 'McClihtock: 1 ' I broke a wrist; hurt my hands a few times, bruised my face and arms. "But it was such fun. I used to be doing fight scenes and I'd ruin them — I was supposed to look grim but I was enjoj* ing it so much I'd laugh." . COURIER NEWS TBB COUKUSb NRWS CO. E. 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