The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 29, 1968 · Page 3
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Go on, Be Proud Go ahead, throw your chest out • You have every reason to be proud. Tuesday, you voted 10 to 1 to rid the city erf the stench which rings it. You voted to place a small tax on yourself so that your city will he a better one and a better neighbor to th« surrounding countrysM*. You voted 'to allow Blytheville to continue to move ahead, to build new industries, new homes, additional churches and schools. Tuesday's vote is a testimonial to your unselfishness and vision. Congratulations. How to Win at Basketball Our best wishes go to the school administrators and school hoard members of Manila, Leachville and Monette as they tackle the intricate problem of school consolidation. As they are finding out, it isn't KoinR to be easy. Old parochial Jealousies and rivalries die hard . . . not only in Manila, Leachville and Monette, but everywhere in America . Actually, it may true that hiffh school athletics has been the larjrest Single factor militating against school consolidation. If this is true, it would not be surprising. The athletic fan, however, might consider to what heights those championship basketball teams of Leachville and Manila might have risen had they been consolidated, with Monette thrown in just for a little extra depth. Doubtless, they would have put most of the AA (and many of the A A A) trophies of Arkansas schoolboy sports into their consolidated trophy case during the past decades. We would encourage the administrators and board members of these three school districts to continue to come to grips with the consolidation issue. We would encourage the citizens of the local districts to listen lo the advice of their administrators, who are knowledgeable and able. Of Let's Go! -••• It's time for Greene Countians to face up 10 some facts. All of our youngslars aren't planning to continue their education after they finish high school—if they don't drop out before. Some wouldn't be capable of coping with college level subjects even if they had Ihe desire to go on and obtain a college degree. So what do we do with these youngsters? Write them off and let them fend for themselves in a world that is demanding more and more specialized training and education? It's ironic, too, because right now we've .got the facilities to inaugurate an education system that could be the envy of the stale. "Unfortunately, too many of us can't see the forest for the trees. We can't see that an overatnmdance of school districts in Greene County is actually limiting educational opportunities for our youngsters. Greene County youngsters today are being offered only a limited number of courses in seven school districts instead of being provided with the quality education that three big school districts would insure. Right now, according to the later information available, Greene County youngsters would have to wait until age 18 — or older —to be eligible for technical - vocational training al one of the state schools offering same. This type of training is necessary if we are to help those untrained, over 18, but we should be doing something now for those youngsters now in high school who are not planning to continue their education. The simplest way, at the moment, to get the ball rolling would be to consolidate the Toch and Paragould school districts — using Tech's facilities for technical and vocational training and Paragould's for college preparatory and general business training —at the high school level. This would afford every student a choice in the kind of education he seeks and receives. Sucti a consolidation — which is going to come some day anyway either by slate directive or when the parents in both districts finally wake tip to Ihe fact they're shortchanging their youngsters by not offering them the advantages of one large school system with a full gamut of subjects — would give Greene County a real head start statewide in educational opportunities offered. Add lo this a public junior college program—in the one consolidated Tech-Paragould district—and we'd really have something going for us ... and, especially for our youngsters. I challenge every parent in Greene County to take a good, close look at the educational opportunities now being offered his youngster. Cast aside old prejudices and old wives tales. Study Ihe curriculum as it exists today and then think over what it could be with consolidation of effort and resources. The time lo begin doing something is now—while these youngsters in school now still have a chance. The longer we wait, Ihq longer we're noing to continue to shortchange our most valuable possejsions— our children! I—Paragould Daily Presi. Time for Learning Comes Soon Enough DEAR ABBY: The letter from the woman who said she wished mothers would teach their daughters how to do a laundry prompted me to write. There is no th in g in the world I would like better than Jo teach my 19 - year - old daughter just that. Three times in the last 6 years I have been able to get her close enough to the washer to explain how to sort clothes and operate the machine. She just stood and watched for a while then her mind wandered off in a dreamworld of her own. In other words, she couldn't care less. I have begged, pleaded, and tried to drive home the importance of knowing these things for the day when she'll have to do them herself. So what do I do in a case like that? You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. MRS. A. DEAR MRS. A.! Your daughter ii not • horse, but if the were, nothing could be glided by "mik- ing" her drink unless she was thirsty. When the get* "thirsty", no one will have to "le«d her to water". She'll go looking for it. In other words, when she needs the know-how ihe'll get it. DEAR ABBY: Since my son was going to be out of the city, I asked my daughter-in- law and her 13-year-old son to have dinner at my home after church on Sunday. She accepted graciously. On Saturday I made an apple pie, and I got up early Sunday morning and fried chicken. I planned to have beans, salad, and hot rolls. I also had ice cream on hand. After church, as we were walking to the car, . my grandson asked what I was going to serve, t told h i m fried chicken and lots of good things. He made a wry face, then turned to his mother and said "Aw, gee, Mom, I want steak! Let's eat out!" I longed to hear my daughter-in-law say, "No, grandmother has dinner all prepared, we'll go to her house." But instead she hurt me deeply by saying, "Steak DOES sound good. Let's eat out! It will be my treat." Then she whispered to me, "Mother, I know my philosophy is different from yours, but we all must learn to give and laSe in this life." Abby, what do you think of this so - called modern philosophy? HURT GRANDMOTHER DEAR HURT: It's difficult to believe that a grown woman could be so insensitive — unless, of coarse, she is simply ignorant. Perhaps one day she will elaborate on her "give and take" philosophy. It sounds to me as If she liken to "give" orders and "take" charge of all the decisions. DER ABBY: I am 59 and have gone steady with Percy for 2 years. He is 60. We both love to dance. Last evening we went dancing and the place wasn't very busy. The music was good so Percy asked me if I cared if he asked one of the waitresses to dance with him. (He had never seen her before.) I said 0. K., but I didn't like sitting there alone while they danced. Later on the husband of the waitress came in and she brought him over and introduced him to us. Then he went and sat at a table in the corner by himself. Pretty soon Percy said to me, "Why don't you go over and ask the waitress' husband to dance?" So I went over and asked him, and he said the number they were playing was too fast, but if they played • walti he'd dance it with me, so I went back to my own table, and Percy was gone. He was dancing with that game waitresi again. What I want to know it this: Do you think Percy was treating me with proper respect? : 0r am I old fashioned to be offended? Should I break off with him? HURT DEAR HURT: Percy wai out of line and you ihonld tell him to cut it out. He may eat YOU out Instead, of course, but a woman has to be desperate for male company to pot op with toe Ilkei of him. Problems? Write ta Abby, BOT 69700, Los Angeles, Cal, 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self • addressed envelope. NURSE TOLD ME Tt> 60 HOME UNTIL MV. STOMACH FELT BETTER I . ALL THE TIME... OTHER PEOPLE'S STOMACHS DON'T HURT ALL THE TIME., S ho wheat by dick kleiner Kleiner LAS VEGAS, Nov. - (NEA) — Drive west from Las Vegas, out across the flat, scrubby desert sprinkled with Joshua trees and cactus, and then Ihe Spring Mountains stretch before you. They seem endless, not too high but almost a solid wall. Then your eyes pick out one gap, where the mountains fall away leaving only one peak standing alone, shaped like the Sight on a rifle. This is Red Bock Canyon and inside is what director Robert Mulligan calls "freak of nature." This freak is just what the script of "The Stalking Moon" demanded - a lovely, flat area with pine trees and green grass. Pine Creek supplies the irrigation for'this sylvan oasis which, in the picture, is the New Mexico homestead of Gregory Peck. Mulligan said they couldn't find any place in New Mexico that looked right - all the good places were covered with snow. So Nevada is pinch-lo- cationing for New Mexico. They've brought in a few trailers for the leading players, but this remains a primitive spot. They had to build a road to take the trucks w i t h ths equipment, and the road is periodically a bog as the winter rains come and go. From one of the trailers comes the clicking of a type- wiver. Inside, Eva Marie Saint is typing away, with young Noland Clay helping her out. The relationship between these two is one of Ihe most intriguing as- pecls of Hie film. Eva Marie plays a woman who 'had been kidnapped years before by Hie .Indians. She married one and had a son — played by young Roland Clay, an Apache from Whiterivcr Reservation in Arizona. Eva Marie wanted to establish a genuine rapport with her screen son, but it was difficult. "He seemed more at ease with men than women," she says, "And my blonde hair bothered him. Once he said, 'I wish you had black hair — all mothers have black hair. 1 " When they first met, Eva Marie says siie made a serious error. She asked him how lo say "hello" in A p a c h e. He wouldn't talk !o her. Later she found out he thought she was making fun of him. Gradually, his reserve thawed. She made a point of kissing him every morning and dutifully, he kissed back. One morn- lag the neglected the klu. "Haven't you forgotten something?" Noland asked her. But it was the typewriter that eventually broke down the last of his resistance. Eva Marie has it for letter-writing, and he was Intrigued with it. "I finally got to him," she says, "with the typewriter." He's a bright 11-year-old — so bright that Peck is teaching him to play chess — and quiek- ly picked up the Intricacies of the typewriter. All the cast and crew are intrigued with the Indian boy. He is, apparently, doing a fine The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - (Second of Four Related Columns.) Q — If a person's blood pressure was 170-180 and the prescribed medicine brought it down to normal in one week would that be lowering it too fast? A — This would depend on several factors. In general, a more gradual lowering over three or four weeks would be preferable. Q — Is it possible to have a high and low blood pressure at the same time? A — It is possible'to have a very unstable blood pressure so that, when the doctor first takes it,. the. upper reading is 190 or more and when he takes it again a few minutes later it is only 120. It- would be rare, however, to find an abnormally low reading — a systolic reading of less than 100 — in such a person. It is also possible to have a "My rfWf wt f«f Nert ft Vitfwm fc*« «w--rtt!» Wf'tt conduct ««««('« *m " Brandstadt high.systplicjupper) and a low diastolic (lower) reading with a leaky aortic valve. Q — Could high blood pressure cause a film over the eyes, or blindness? A — A film of mucus over the eyes is usually caused by a chronic inflammation of the conjunctiva, not by high blood pressure. Hypertension can, however, cause blindness.- Q — Is it true that if a person loses part of his vision from hemorrhages in the eye due to hypertension there is no treatment that will restore his sight? A —.If the retinal disease.is in its earliest stage (inflammation only) and the process can be checked, the inflammation will subside, the blood clots will be absorbed and some improvement in vision can be expected. In most cases, however, a part of the retina is destroyed and cannot be replaced. Q — Could gelatin desserts cause high blood pressure? A — No, not even if you ate a double portion every day. 1 Q — What is the danger when the blood pressure stays around 190-105? A — The complications include damage to the kidneys and retina and rupture of arteries that have hardened (coronary disease if they are in the heart and stroke if they are in the brain). Q — I have high blood pressure and am taking Salutansin. What are its side effects? A — This combination is an effective blood pressure reducer but it should be used cautiously by persons with kidney disease. Please send your questions and comments to W a y n e G. Brandstadt; M. t)., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brand- Rtadt cannot answer Individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future column. job in his first acting role. Thh is, as a matter of fact, the firs) time he's been.off tie reservation. Mulligan found him - al he found Mary Badham for "T» Kill a Mockingbird" — and h« is obviously a good childfinder. "I looked at dozens of Indian boys," he says. "What Hooked for, primarily, was intelligence and curiosity. It was the way he answered questions and the look in his eye that made me pick Noland — and it turned out to be a good pick. He's smart as a whip." _ "The Stalking Moon" is basically a suspense - terror film, told against a Western setting. Eva Marie's Indian husband stalks her and her rescuer, Peck. The part of the Indian man has not yet been cast. I asked Mulligan when he needed the villain. "We need him yesterday," he (aid. 75 Years Ago —In Blytheville Mrs. Fby Etchieson entertained with a dessert bridge at ths Rustic Inn for members of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi on Tuesday evening! Mrs. A. B. Smith Jr. was the only guest. Mrs, George Snyder of Charlotte, N. C. has arrived, to spend several weeks visiting relatives in Osceola. Blylheville (Ark.) Courier Sews Thursday, February 29, 1968 Page Six THE BI fTHEVILLE OOURiER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W.-.HAima. PUBLISSg» . HABRV A. HAINE3 Assistant Publisher-Editor GENS 'AUSI1N Advertising Manager. Sale National Advertising . Representative Wallace .-WUiner Co New Tor*, "htoio Detroit, Atlanta, MempV* *°$*S$£f3fflKi*' ' * v 8k£&£sfflsijr*' By .carrier In the dtj ot Slytot- tllle or any i:ii.u-ban towi. 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