The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1968 · Page 6
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Eligible Bachelor Just Much Too Much MAYBE TrIEYVf JM ENOUGH AND AKE KIN<5 INSCRUTALE AgOllT. Death of Old Enemies Dr. J. E. Beasley, county health director, has quite a story to tell regarding -10 years of war on disease by Hip county health department .It is a gratifying story. Those old enemies are nearly ex- tinrl—pclcjrra, scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhoid and the like. They once killed hundreds each year in Mississippi County. Hearing Dr. Beiislcy report; on the health department at last week's Rotary Chili meeting, P'ave rise to visions of men faying, alonjf the way toward better health, ''No use fighting it. Disease has always been with us. It's even mentioned ill the Bible. You can't do nothing about it." And this is exactly what the county proposed to do about it in ]!12f): nothing. But city governments and others combined contributions to keep the health department operational and it came to pass that you can do something about malaria and polio and now they are gone. And next department here probably will begin rlitignostic clinics on diabetes and glaucoma. It may be worthy of note that the newer diseases are more insiduous and less instantly devastating than the older enemies of public health. General public knowledge about the health department's functions is so thin as to be deplorable, Dr. Beasley said. We quile agree. The fault may be shared jointly by the Courier News and Dr. Beas- Icy. For example, last week, this newspaper received some public health statistics on Mississippi County from the State Health Department. Several telephone calls to the county health department were necessary in order to shake out an annual report on public health in the county during 1967. It made an interesting story, but without, the alert from the State Health Department, it would never have been U 'ifWi Of OtU The Hate Spira 0">ly last spring the good news was that the i\u Klux Klan was on the verge of breaking up. Us hegemony was threatened by factionalism, and it had just been blistered by the House Un-American Activities Committee, who report on others the Klan had always cherished. One of ihe kingfish of the Mississippi Realm told the Associated Press that things were bad. bad indeed: "I'm sorry to say the white folks just won't stick together." But (he Mississippi Grand-high-exalted msy have been unduly pessimistic lor optimistic, depending on one's perspective.) Bobby Shelton, Ihe wizard-deluxe of the United Klans, indicates now that the bigotry business is brisker than ever. Since membership records are kept secret, there's no way of knowing for sure if the Klan has revived. But the House committee estimated last spring ttial membership was IV.OOO nationwide, which compares lo Ihe Anti-Defamation League's recent estimate of 55,000. The comparison indicates that the Klan is on |he upswing, even accounting for tome inflation in the later report. The AP quotes "Klan leaders" who s<)y their success at recruiting is a result of "Negro rioting and tht advocacy of violence by Black Power militants." (Another explanation ii (hat th« Klan, worried so long by the FBI. has ducidcd to worry the FBI back with grajidiose membership reports.) The Home Committee on Un- American Activities has a vested interest in any population explosion among unsavory types. The more Communists or klansmon, the conventional logic goes, the more need for a committee (and appropriations) in investigate them. But if the Klan is growing, and if the riots and Ihe Slokcly Carmichael types are part of the explanation, then Ihe country is confronted with a disturbing irony: That bigotry and violence of one sort fuels bigotry and violence of another. And the emergence of racists of another color spurs Klan membership, which might scare more people into supporting Ihe Negro racists, which could scare more people inlo supporting Ihe Klan ... ad infinitum. The eventual result would be to split Hie country into White America and Black America, no doubt with mine fields and barbed wire between. Some of the rowdier extremists twhile and black) already have proposed such a division. We don't believe a Hate Spiral on such * grand scale is likely. There ar« not that many American. 1 ; who can b* tucked into bigotry by fear, who can be persuaded that vigilanlism is Ihe way lo justice, or that revenge is.-Pine Blu/f Commercial DEAR ABBY: I am a 28- year-old bachelor wito has a promising future in liie Investment business. Last summer I became acquainted with a lovely girl who is now a senior in college, and we've seen each other several times. (We are separated by 300 miles.) Last month I wrote to her and proposed marriage. I did it in a very business like manner because I didn't want there lo be any misunderstanding as lo what 1 had to offer her in the way of security, and what I expected of a wife. For example: (1) I expect to be served a HOT breakfast six days a week. (On Sundays, I would serve her.) (2) No hired help until we have a child. (3) We will have no less than four children. 14) I shall handle all the money. I know she received my letter as I sent it registered mail, but I have received no reply. Should I wrile to her again, or give her more time to ({link it over? SAN FRANCISCAN DEAR SAN FRANCISCAN; Surely, you jest? Perhaps the girl is so overwhelmed with your proposal of marriage that she's paralyzed by indecision — but don't hank on it, DEAR ABBY: This is for "HAD IT," the second wife who resented her husband's "ex" calling him at home to discuss the problems she was having with their teen-aged children: I hope you are wise enough to take Abby's advice and remain silent and patient, I am a second wife who had the same problem. I was blind - jealous and I became furious every time my husband's "ex" telephoned him at home to discuss ttie children and their problems. I finally put my foot down and told him I wanted no more of it. He promised there wouldn't be. And there wasn't. Later on. when his 17-year- old daughter got into trouble with a boy, I blamed myself. Perhaps if the girl's mother had been able to confer with Hie father, that awful mess could have been prevented. I have regretted it ever since. SORRY IN LEXINGTON DEAR SORRY: Don't blumc yourself. Had your husband been half a man, 75 Yean Ago — In Blytheville Mrs. George Hubbard Jr. and Mrs. R. E. Green were guests when Mrs. E. M. Terry Jr. was hostess to members of the Tri- Town Club at the Country Club yesterday. Mrs. E. J. Cure was elected regent of the Charlevoix Chapter of Hie DAR at a luncheon meeting of the group at the Hotel Noble yesterday when Mrs. J. Louis Cherry was hostess to the group. Dr. an1 Mrs. Jack Webb have returned from Memphis where they spent several days while Dr. Webb attended a meeting of the Mid South Medical Society. The Blytheville Chickasaws fought back after trailing through most, of the game at Haley Field Gym last night and defeated Rector 60-54 to remain undefeated in Arkansas competition. Tommy Mosley led the Chickasaws with 20 points. he'd have continued lo make himself available to his "ex" to discuss their children's problems. Since you became furious when his "ex" telephoned him at home, he could have arranged to have received her calls elsewhere. Whether the "awful mess" could have been prevented lad the girl's p«rentii continued to confer, is anybody's guess, but don't blame yourself becaucs your husband abandoned his responsibilities as a father to appease a "blind-jealous" wife. DEAR ABBY: I may have a helpful suggestion for that niplber w'.iose little 4-year-old boy has to wear an eye patch over one eye temporarily. She said the boy was constantly asked by strangers, "What's the matter with your eye, little boy?" My son also had to wear an eye patch for Hie same reason. He had one "lazy" eye, which his doctor strengthened by covering the normal eye, thus forcing the "lazy" eye to work twice as hard. Our boy, too, was bothered by inquisitive strangers, so we taught him lo say, "0, it's just a little AMBLYOPIA." of course, no one knew what it wa», and since they were ashamed to admit their ignorance, they just walked away, shaking their heads. MRS. M. C. IN N. J. THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W. HAINES. PUBLISHES HAKRY A. HAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor GENE AUSTIN Advertising Manager Sale National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, Chicago Detroit. Atlanta, Mcnipbjj Seconc'-class postage paid at Blytheville, Aril. Member of the Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By currier in tin city or Blythe, fllle or any suLi- bun town wher( carrier service is m intained 35c DEI week. SI.50 per month. Ry mail within a radius ol «f miles. SS.ul) pcv year. $5.00 (or sij months. S3.0" for three months hi mall, outside 5J miles radius Slg.fiC per year payable in advance. . Mti'l subscriptions are not accept. fd in 'owns and cities where 'ini Courld News carrier service !; maintained. Mall subscriptions an payable in advance. NOTE: The Courier News assnmel no responsibility for photograph! manucript. engravings or matj left with It lor possible publication / WAITINS FOR I VALENTINES... I i'H voo WPN'THAVE TOSAV THAT" Sho w treat by dick kleiner Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Curiouser and curiouser. Ihis Hollywood. Already several producers have plans to build a movie around the Pueblo incident—yet, after all these years, the Vietnam war remains virtually a cinematic untouchable. A check wilh the Motion Picture Association reveals only two Vietnam films—John Wayne's "The Green Berets" and something, called "Slingshot," being prepared by independent producer Robert Stabler. Otherwise, nothing. Two reasons are advanced. One. of course, is the Vietnam war is too touchy, and might boomerang at the box office. The oilier I henry is that war has had such big coverage on television I'tal it is exhausted as far as the audience is concerned, Tii is makes it loujh on novelists with Vietnam stories to sell. NEA's brilliant correspondent, Tom Tiede, has one coming out shortly — "Coward" is Ihe title and the advance word is that il is a cracking poyd yarn. Maybe it will change Hallywood's mind — a good story is always a good story. Speaking of Vietnam. Janet Leigh and I have invented a new political party. We were sitting around, woundering if the hawks or doves were cor- recl, and we decided thai there had lo be a middle ground. "Concerned chickens, dial's us," said Janet, and the CCs were in business. All Concerned Chickens, take note — you now have a name and a friend in high places. Want to see a tradition start? Watch NBC's Academy of Professional Sports Awards on NBC, Feb. 14. Gerry Gross, the creator and executive producer, thinks this will become an annual event and a very important item in the sports field. Unlike most awards shows, it is uncluttered. Gross fought to keep the awards down to nine — two each in baseball and football, one in basketball, hockey goif. horseracing and a Man Of Ihe Year. Gross says Ihe network wanted to'broadcn it, to include boxing, bowling and soccer, but he battled them oul of it. Unless it is a complete fiasco," Gerry said, "it it certain to become an annual thing." Chances are good t.iat it will be fiascoless. Gerry and Jominy and Don Rickles to entertain, a host of celebrities in the audience and a clockwork plan which should keep it from dragging. He's been working on it a year. The awards should mean The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - Since more children die in anto accidenls than from contagious diseases and all other accidenls combined, the Physicians for Automotive Safely looked into the causative factors. Their surprising cone lu- sion was that some of t h e special seats now marketed f o t us? in autos by infants and children are worse than nothing. Less than one infant i n 1,000 receives effective crash protection while riding in an auto. The observers found that most car seats for tots are flimsy and are not securely fastened to the car. Not only do they allovy the child to be thrown about in the car in a crash but the seats themselves may be hurled against other occupants of the car. In the false belief that the car seat will protect the infant, .many parents attach these devices to the front seat of the auto although the child would be safer .(but Brandsiadt •not safe enough)' if it were attached to the rear seat. Seats that are anchored securely to the car and hold th? infant firmly in the seat are now available. Following a crash, the child can be freed in two seconds. If you want to insure the safety of your child, make sure the device you purchase will do the job expected of it. Q — Is it important for preschool children to get a daily dose of vitamins or cod liver oil? A — No child who gets a balanced diet needs vitamin supplements. His diet should supply his daily requirements. This is especially true if, as is the case in most cities, the milk has vitamins A and D added. Q — My small son was severely s c 'a 1 d e d about two months ago. Where the burns healed,.he has scarring. Can I put anything on them to mask those scars? > ' A — Effective masking cosmetics are available in any shade required to match the surrounding normal skin. Later he may want to have the scars treated by surgical planing with a wire brush, '. ' Q — My son, now 4, was transfused five times at birth themselves voted for thfe wi» ners, as they do in the NBA National Football League » wards, which have become ths most coveted in pro football. Gerry and I, both sports nuts, swapped stories. Gerry's prize, winner dates back to when he was producing a Bill Stern sportscast, a quiz show thing. One day Bill flashed a picture of a pitcher and said, "Who was this great right-hander?" Nobody knew. "I'm surprised," Bill said, "that you can't remember the name of the greatest right- hander of all time, Lefty Grove." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, February 13, 1968 Page Six Wedding Present INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Six young men, including one married Saturday, were arrested and accused of taking property to furnish the newlywed'i home, police said. Acting on a tip, police went Sunday to the home of the newlywed and arrested him on preliminary, charges of burglary. Could the adult blood given to A total of 4.8 million fami- n^uae of HH incompatibility. , |c| (1 J^,,- J^™: him affeet him now or is he W ,W A .Wf ^ •« al producing his o w n. b 1 o o d ? Should we have his blood checked regularly? A — Since the average white blood cell lives for pnly eight ... * ----—-•• cur vi tv Ol CCTJ of the 100 largest U.S. metro- P" llfan , areas in 1CGO, reports T he World Almanac. The 'fv*l for a nonfarmi . i t. four was abou() ' Althottfih the total *Vfl/e«<«i« etrJs art running: 56 ptr etnt '««M«rm§'— 44 ftr cut ' •siuuu \,\,ii i|<r*.0 lui • pmj' Clgllb tl K * • £V P ntc lUltli to 12 days and the average red Srtv a °L? itc ( *? lilifis in cell for about 120 days your o7the L W W , eeded ° se aon is manufacturing: his own of nonwhU<wa' blood. From the inflation in n «^ your letter, I know of no rca- Uv«d in poverty areas corn- ion why he should have period- P* r . ed wit)) H pr cent of the ic blood cauriti.

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