WAITING A Mixed Bag of Nuts Students at Southwestern In Jleinphis sponsor an annual intellectual mind-snapper which they have titled, quite pessimistically, Dilemma '6S. The title, we fear, is much too appropriate for the news media at this lime in America, Admitting that, the media have no easy job, it, still holds Hint they must do belter. One of the grand weaknesses of all media-—but especially for television—is the propensity lo hand Ihe whole thins; over to the mils. Television is particularly bad about giving the nut nationwide exposure. During the past, few days, (derision and its brethren of niRRSi'om, the newspapers ami radio networks have mnde paranoid as American as apple pie. (Inn and rifle sales certainly must have reached some sort of peak during Ihe lime that teevee has emptied its bag of mixed mils (Mack anel white) into the. living rooms of America. "We're not going lo Ihe gas chambers praying and singing like the Jews did," one Inn man in Ilia street said on nationwide teevee. This is to misread not. only the his- Lory of the past 30 years (a lot of Americans died to bring lo justice the perpetrators of genocide), but also lo misunderstand almost everything about America today. The white nut is just ns bad and just } as damaging to the nation. He, too, has his inning (and, along with his black counterpart, has it again, and again, and again) on coast-to-const television. Hut, is television to ignore the nuts? la it, to censor its reporters? Or would we have the government censor them? Clearly, what is demanded in the situation is restraint and judgment. The most notable ex- Hinple o.f irresponsibility is H. Hap Brown. It mijrht truly be said that the media maele iUr. Brown what he is lorta.v. Without the media, this anti-American couldn't draw a crowd «t Bcale and Third at high noon. Locally, the situation Is not too different. A recently altercation here supposedly had racial overtones. Ae- <tiflll.v. it did not, but during the hours when the facts were being sorted if became increasingly clear that the decision on what to do with the story would he a difficult one. If the newspaper ignores the possibility of violence, then it is not acting responsibly to Its renders. If, on Ihe other hand, it overreacts to each rumor and incident, il obviously is force-feeding a situation which better would lie starved. There is no doubt, however, that there will be violence in America (his summer. The media has done such a thorough job of encouraging it. I here's no other way. ruhjeet lo rrlinnp. hnwofer, Jinfl must be signed. (l.fUrrs !»• me calui! .Iff WfltMIJnefl fhc> rtr* Signature will not be printed xl the request Of Ihc writer No lettrri wiU be. returned.) Dear Sir: I lake note of a question asked by Jerry Hodge, directed to Ark-Mo Power. In ox- plain Ihe reason for I he vasl difference in electric rales for Blylhoville and surrounding communities. News lor you Jerry. then. 1 is no reason, nor is there any defense, so you will never be favored wilh a statement from then'. The old principal of Ignoring the questions to death is. and always has been ihcir policy. The Power Company will continue to rake in Ihe cream of this area until we have a City governing body tiiat thinks enough of Blytiievillc and its citizens and ils linure to act as the law allows in scl- tinp <i reasonable rale thai may be charged for gas and electric services. Though your question is in order Jerry, there is a niore burning question that needs to he answered. "When, Mr. Mayor and Council, may we hear your reason for not aclini: on Ibis issue??" \Ve hear much lalk concerning Bond issues lo buy land and lure industry yot loiters have gone unanswered wiien asked as to why Cilics close by are gelling $25 million dollar plants wilh large payrolls and we arc all bul standing slill. We had a real good cnance to have another plant on Iho River Iron! thai was lost due to Ark-Mo rales. The industrial committees have had downs of good prospecls lhat ended in 'Xo- Sale'. It will lake no Bond issue lo save Blyiho- ville MOO.000 per monlh on "Overcharges" for electric power, il will only lake a simple- one page, or less, resolution passed In proper order lo change "Overcharge" (o '•Kair Market Value". How about a direct answer now lo s direction question Mr. .Mayor'.' K not -Why Not? Name withheld by request fie^r .Sir: I attended tin Blytheville-Jonesboro game. Whal's so unusual about, lhal? For one thing. 1 ye-n w l for Blylhcville. Still not impressed? Would you think so considering 1 was horn in Jonoshoro and graduated from Joncsboro High School and am married In an ex-Hurricane player? Mo have only lived here liiroe years. You aren't born a Hurricane supporlcr and lifihlly change loyalties. However, wilh Ihe good athletes, good sportsmanship and good coaching how could 1 be anything less than a Chickasaw fan? May I issue a word of warning lo Ihe Blyiheville fans? My memory of Ihe backing the Hurricane learns liavo had is corrocl. The boys on Iho loams change from year to year bnl Ihe spirit of the Jonosboro rooters doesn't change. 11 more (ban likely grows greater wilh each year. Win or lose Ihe Joncsboro boys know that Ihe fans are always with them 100%. Please show the Chicks in Ihe upcoming Stale .Tournament that we will try to b« as loyal (yes, and loud) fans as they deserve. (.N'ame Withheld bv Request) Dear Sir: Almosl everyone loves a postman (except for some who love their dogs more). The men who passed Hie law confining dogs lo their own yards or leashes must surely be on Ihe postman's side. This law has helped bring the dignity he de- servos to Ihe Idler carrier's job. How many people in oilier positions would go aboul their work with a dog snapping al Ihom and in many cases at- lacking? This is Ihe very Iliing the postmen have been expected to do. Now l hey no longer have lo arm themselves wilh "Halt" or rocks or sticks. They can walk down Ihe streets as any cillzcn would do (and they are citizens) and neilhcr rain nor snow nor even Hie "friendly" neighborhood dog will stay them from Iliclr appointed rounds. Sincerely, Mrs. 0. B. Frajer § Oca*.-AW> by ablgall van buren Fake Fanny Draws Inquisitive Comment DEAR ABBY: What won't they think of next? Foam rubber fannies yet! 1 thought it was a gag, but now I read in your column that they actually make such things. Of course when you come right down to it. a fake fanny is no more misleading than "talsics," which I understand dre very popular. 1 appreciate a nice rounded figure as much as the next guy, but having to guess whether a girl's shape in front is all hers is bad enough without having to wonder if her rump Is real. So how can a guy tell for sure? PEDRO DEAR PEDHO: In a pinch he can. to know how to get rid of th« 180-pound one I have. And it's not foam rubber either. Thank you. MUS. R. H. SLATER (DULUTH, MINN.) DEAR ABBY: Please tell that lady who wanted a "padded fanny" she doesn't know when she's well off. I'd like DEAR ABBY: What with foam rubber fannies, pretty soon the government will force women to wear a "truth in packaging" label. Can't you just see a guy asking a girl for her government - stamped verification card on which he would read: "Hair:, Natural color ... gray. Dyed blonde or wears a wig. "Teeth: Phony in front. Wears partial plate. "Bust: Actual measurement 20W. Padded to measure 36. "Hips: Actual measurement 22. Padded to measure 38." Boy, what a revelation! If they ever passed a law like that a lot of women will be In trouble. LIKES 'EM REAL DEAR ABBY: The letter n b o u t the gal who was "FLAT IN BACK" reminded me of a friend of mine. She had a beautiful figure. At least she looked like she had. She went to one of Playboy clubs for an Inter- 75 Veors Ago — In Blythtvillf Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Houchins have as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. West of Fulton, Mo. The marriage of Miss Anita Joan Perkins to Ellis Glen Horner was solemnized Saturday at the Methodist Church in Manila. Mrs. Harold Ohlendorf and daughters Nancy and June of Osceola have returned home after spending the past two months vacationing at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. view because she wanted to be a "bunny." Well, she didn't make it. The reason was she was "flat in back", too, and she'd always worn one of those foam rubber fannies. Guess they want all their "cotton tails" to be for real. LOTTIE'S FRIEND DEAR ABBY: Maybe you've never heard of a "false fanny", but I know there must be such an item because I saw one advertised In a catalog. It was called, "LIVING END". MARCIE Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. For Abby's new booklet "What Tcen-Agers Want To Know," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. THE Bl fTHEVTLLB COURIER NEWS THE COUEIES NEWS CO. H. W HAINEft. PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor GENE AU5VIN Advertising Manager Silt National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltttur Co. Now for*, "hlcftgo Detroit, Atlanta, Momph'* 3econct-class postage paid «t Blythtvllle, Ark. Mombe.' of the Associate^ Prut 8UBSCB1PTION RATES 8; carrier In the city of Blytne* Title or any s'lL 1 .*.. ban towu wlierf carrier service if m. 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J \\ Sho wheat by dick kleiner Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) know that the CIA could bug After several fat years, the this table, with the mike tin- British actors (ell on a lean one in tins year's Academy Award nominations — only one English actor (Dame Edith Evans) among the 20 nominees. . . . t hear lite British may re- tnliatc and send us The Beatles en permanent loan . . Nominee George Kennedy has signed a d--l witii I'T Miriscii Company for three leads — his first star- rinq parts They may start with a new "Return of the Seven" called "(inns of Hie Seven" ... This will be Ihe third "Seven" li'ni: w'.iy not call it "Twenty-One" and be done with it? Eva Marie Saint's birthday present lo her son was a boa constrictor ... Nothing personal, it was what he wanted . . . Cliff Robertson says his Batman week was ''like a vacation on Ihc Riviera" . . Remind me not to vacation on the Riviera this year. "Dear Mr. Gable." the M3M documentary about Clark Gable will air tonight on NBC, and if you expect some new secrete about (lablc, forgel it. Nothing new, hut producer Nicolas Noxon says you may wind up, as he did, with a greater respect for Ihc man. "Gable was a well • rounded sensitive man," says Noxon. ".ie wasn't just a ladies' man at all. He was a real man." The program is the first pro- duel of GM's new documentary film division. Noxon and executive producer Irwin Rosten comprise the department and they are both ex-David Wol- perltics. Tiic Gable idea was a natural, People had wanted to do it before, but MGM had 8 lock on all the film, without which it would have been nothing. So as soon as NOxon and R o s t e n moved in, they said, "We do Gable first," and they did. But they have big plans for other documentaries, noncinematic in theme. noticeable, and listen clearly 9 mile away. Yet, on a sound- stage, we still have to use a bulky boom mike which gets in the way — half of the lighting t';nc is lakcn un in figuring out how to hide the boom mike shadow. "Also, there is what I c a 11 anything goes wrong, he im- the 'be - prepared - for - any- provises." catastrophe' philosophy. You go Horn, after a long television on location and you have to career, just finished his first take eight trucks full oi equip- feature — "Rogue's Gallery" with Roger Smith and Great Baldwin. He had more time, naturally, on the movie than he ment, and 120 men. Most of it is just in case something goes wrong. In Europe, Claude Lelouch shoots with 15 people and very little equipment. If ever had on television, The television time problem The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - (Last of Four Related Columns.) Q — I have been taking Dy- (her to modify the present dosage or switch to another drug. Q — 1 am a woman, 67. I azide for high blood pressure, have been taking Serpasil and Would it be dangerous to dis- A?rcsolin (of high blood pres- continue these pills and take sure. Could they cause hair to something milder? grow on my face and large Brandstadt A — This would be a good blood pressure for an adult of any age. Q — Can the Cooper cryo- probe be used to treat uterine fibroids? A — This instrument, Which very early in his career. HU first assignment was the old Alfred Hitchcock scries. He set up his first shot, a master, and was about to call for action when the assistant director said "You're an hour behind schedule." "That's impossible," Horn said. "I've only been here a half-hour." "I can tell the way you've set it up," the AD said, "t h a t you're an hour behind." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, March 5, 1968 Page Six WORLD ALMANAC FACTS A — The dosage of whatever white spots to appear on my can destroy body tissues by drug you take for your hyper tension should be adjusted to keep your blood pressure as nearly normal as possible. Your doctor Is the one to decide whe- arms and hands? A — No, some other cause should be sought. Q — Is 110-70 a normal blood pressure for a woman of 39? The- institution of the Hollywood studio is old - fashioned and outmoded. That's the opinion of one of our belter young directors, Leonard Horn. "The technical end of picture making takes entirely too much time," Horn says. "Fifty minutes out of every hour on the set are devoted to things like lighting, only 10 minutes to real creativity, "The problem is lint the studios and Ihe techniques are terribly old • fashioned. We all « Ml MM, he.* "It *at during Hawaii aiti Martin's 'Leugh-ln' Out At .tatt.tu.iHtH wrtfr'Ms* it (• bringing them down to subtrees- ing temperature, is being Used to treat a _wide variety of diseases. New uses are being reported every year. Although it has been Used to treat both benign and malignant tumors, I know of no cases of uterine fibroids being treated in this way — possibly because, unless these tumors cause symptoms it is better lo let them alone. Q — Can a person be immunized against bee stings? A — Yes. Desensitizing injections sbould be given in the spring to all persons known to be highly alleggic to bee stings or who have a high risk of exposure. Immunization to wasp Itings is also available. Q - What can I do to relieve my catarrh? A - The term, cata.rrh, now rarely used, refers to an inflammation accompanied by the production of phlegm. It is applied most often to the postnasal drip must first make sure that your trouble is not due to an allergy as this would call for avoiding the specific allergen you are sensitive to and the use of an- iihistamines. For blocked sinuses, you may need irrigations of your sinuses or a nasal dijcon- gestant. Please send your question! and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letter* of general Interest in futuri col- William Driver is believed to have been the first man to call the American flag Old Glory, The World Almanac reports Driver hoisted the Stars and Stripes above his brig, the . Charles Doggett, on March 17, 1824, saying: "I name thee Old Glory, 7 ' He is also credited with having said: "My ship, my country, my flag-Old Glory." WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The Rosetta Stone, found in 1799 by one of Napoleon's soldiers during the ill-fated French invasion of Egypt, was used as the key to understanding hieroglyphics—ancient Egyptian picture writing. The World Almanac notes that the black basalt tablet was in- scribtd with the same text in three languages—hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek. Jean Francois Qiampolllon deciphered hieroglyphici by- comparing Greek, • known language, with the hieroglyphic counterpart. This procedure took lorn* V year* to convict*.
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