The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1968 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 11, 1968
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Low Priority Item The professional approach to government paid off again last week when a consulting- engineering fivm aflvised the state to forget attempt- iris to finance toll roads with the income those roads mifflit produce. ' .Engineers told the Turnpike Authority that projections of revenues and traffic indicate that only one suggested toll road route would produce as much as 26 percent of the revenues needed to retire bonds to be used in the construction. And these cnffineerinjr studies were made on (he basis of borrowing money at -1.5 percent. You can't get money at 4.5 percent any more. How much better it is to know that these routes are not economically feasible than to venture into them with the vague hope that they might be. For the time being, the matter of toll roads must be left in limbo. Arkansas has many, many needs. All of them may be translated into a search for funds. During the next special session of the Legislature, the Governor and the Legislature (hopefully) will join in finding solutions to the state's unrelenting hunger for money. The time may come in the future when the state will want to make substantial contributions for loll roads. Obvipusly, on any priority list in Arkansas today, however, the toll roads must be placed rather low. Of The People and a Constitution No one has more lo guin from a new state constitution than the average Arkansas citizen and conversely no one is probably less intensely interested in that matter at Ihe moment in spite of a gradually increasing interest in Ihe proposal for a new document. This average citizen who is dependent on his municipality, his school district, his 'county and his state government for so many services that he musl pay for through taxes should be increasingly concerned with how to make the most out of that tax raiendiliirr. The Arkansas Constitution written in 187-! with some severe restrictions makes it almost impossible to effect economics through efficient government at every level of government. This man in Ihe street who cannot be a close observer of Ihe conduct of govern- needs t»e built-in protection Ilial realistic laws geared "to present day society can give him. We refer for example, lo con- stitutional provision for ? more equitable separation of powers in the three branches of government al the stale level and a belter distribution of those powers at the county level. There is no better way to make Ihe average citizen aware of how a new constitution would affect him than to involve him in the process of calling a conslilu- tional convention and selecting delegates {or such a convention. We would hope that legislators who have (he power to choose (lie manner in which this state might approach constitutional revision deliberation'and action, will act with a desire to be of the greatest possible service to the people they represent and with Ihe least concern possible for political implications. This was the pattern set by the Constitutional Revision Study Commission in its study and work and is. we believe, the route (hat offers the best chance for success in this un- dcrtaking.-Marked Tree Tribune. The Medicine Show The bamboozling pseudo-documentary of the Wallace California campaign on Ihe tube Monday night was a slick job beamed at voters prepared to accept George's an- nounccmenl that this is the Second Coming — and send (hose dollars in, folks. First and last, it was a fraud. We were told and shown what rigors, handicaps and all but insurmountable obstacles Wallace faced'in California. How could any mortal (or immortal, for that mailer) persuade 66,059 of Ihe slate's 8.000,000 voters to switch their allegiance to the Wallace party? Alabama's former Governor and Ihe present Governor's staff, accompanied by what must have been satchels of money from somewhere, were made to appear underdogs, but grimly determined underdogs. Besel by the Christmas shopping season, bad weather and a pseudo-intellectual California professor's forecast that it would be difficult almost to the point of impossible for tliem to win that number of converts, they plodded on. As the Perils of George reached the halfway point and you saw the campaign headquarters people conferring and working, the pitchmen and shills on the stump, you felt that if anybody could make it, George could, despite tht terrible odds. Still, It remained a cliff hanger (that is, if you haven't read Ihe newspaper for several months) until the end. Not only did Wallace make it, but he went over the top and got an incredible (incredible, that is, to the credulous) 107.20>3 Californians to offer themselves for tola! immersion in the Wallace failh. Unmcntioned, of course, was that the Peace & Freedom Party, a pacifist group of cmbcciles with a budget of somewhere around one-millionth of the Wallace campaign, easily got 105,100 Californians to bend a knee to their obscure cause — a mere 2,163 fewer names than the Wallace American Independent Party. The Peace & Freedom nuts probably spent no niore than the price of a couple Of clipboards by comparison to the Independent Parly's massive outlay for halls, entertainment and all that. As we noted Jan. 24, Wallace made it look hard. And thai was the essential message of the pseudo-documentary. Bosh. Pure, undiluted bosh. But thousands of people will probably send in their scarce dollars, a? they have always bought miracle nostrums and ersatz snake oil. It's a pity. Too bad the Food & Drug Administration's regulations do not extend to such bottled quackery as this. — The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Ala.) by iWgifl ran buren ,>iw i Re-Styled Mother Not Acting Her Age PEAR ABBY: My problem )p my mother. She is 55 years old, recently look off about 50 pounds, dyed her hair silver blonde, bought a new car, and now she thinks we are "girl friends." Abby, mother never got along with my father. They've had the same agru- mcnts for 35 years so have never had any social Hie together, which has made.moth- er a bitter person. She never joined any clubs or organizations, and now she wants to go around with me and my' crowd. She calls me all the time and is forever including herself in my plans. The latest is she wants to join a club I belong to. Abby, there are no women HER age in it — only women MY age. I cannot stop her from joining and my friends won't blackball her because they think 1 want her in it. So what can Ido? STUCK WITH MOTHER DEAR STUCK: Perhaps your mother has developed this "girl friend" attitude because you haven't discour- aged her from "pallinj" around with you. Try to get her to act her age, and make some friends of her own. If you have to tell her in more direct language, do to. But do It with love and gentleness. DEAR ABBY: There is a girl in one of my classes who is really groovy. But she has one bad fault that really turns me on. She uses dirty language and she swears! She is so nice to look at, and she's a bright girl, too, but what a big fat disappointment she was when she started to talk to me. When will girls learn? Guys sometimes use rough language to each other, but no fellow likes to hear words like that coming out of a girl's mouth. How about a few words of wisdom on the subject from you, Abby? E. C. DEAR E. C.: You've said it, and you've said It well. A word to the wise. DEAR ABBY: The letter from the young mother whose husband "fussed" so at their two small sons that the boys always left the dinner table in tears prompts me to write this. There is a solution to that problem, and I hope you will be fair and print it. The father who has put in a hard day's work has a right 75 Vcofs Ago —In Blythevilh Saturday night in Jonesboro the Biytheville Chickasaws came out on the long end of a 60-56 score over Jonesboro in the District 3A finals and won their first district championship in 20 years. Miss Roberta Bracey has returned home after completing work for her bachelor of science degree from Mississippi Southern at Hattiesburg, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Mod- Inger, Sr., had as their weekend guests, Mr. and Mrs. A. Simon of New Orleans. Mrs. Doyle Henderson and Mrs. C. W. Garrigan left today for Natchez, Miss., where they will attend the Natchez Pilgrimage. to come home to a peaceful, quiet dinner. Young children should be fed first, and mother and father (and the adult children) should enjoy their dinner while the young ones are otherwise occupied elsewhere. To force "togetherness" at the dinner table with young children who have not yet learned proper table manners and who talk and scream and disrupt the meal with fights and arguments, is unfair to the adults. While children are learning how to behave at the table, they may be rewarded occasionally by having dessert with the "grown-ups." (This can be an incentive for them to learn table manners and proper conduct.) And only when they are capable of eating a full meal with the family should they join the adults. Mother and father and grown children should not have to put up with ill-mannered, restless, tired, and hungry children during meal time. A FATHER For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Mewl Monday, March 11, 1968 Page Six THE BJ rTHEVlU-B COURIER NEWS THE COUBIES NEWS CO. B. W HAINEA. PUBLISHES HARBY A. HAINES Assistant PuWlsBer-Editot . GENE AUS11N Advertising Manager Sale National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, fihlcago 2;*roit, Atlanta, Mempi'* Second-class postage paid M Blythevllle. Ark. MemUe. of tlu Associated pr«M SUBSCRIPTION KATEi By carrier In the city of Blythe- Hue or any n'li-'i ban town.whert carrier service Is maintained 35o pet week. SI.50 per monlfi. sy mall within » radius ol 50 miles. S8.00 per yeai S5.00 (Or n< mouths. 13.0" for three months, by mall, outside 5j miles radius slS.OO per year payable In advance. ys'l subscriptions are not accepted in '.owns and cities where TB« Courle, News carrier service, is maintained. Mall subscriptions ar* payable In advance. NOTE: The courier News assunwt no responsibility for photographs manucrlpt, engravings or mats left with it for possible publication. COME BACK HeR£.'!VOI/ CANTat/IT THE TEAM BEFORE THE SEASON EYEM STARTS! NOlt). LOOK HERE I PON'T THINK EV'EN TWINS! ISHOlJLDNT HAVE ACCUSED HIM N0niWN6,,MSlE-5HO! ARE 50 SENSITIVE... Cannel By WARD CANNEL NEW YORK (NEAl Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy and licr children, Caroline (left) and John, are shown boarding a plane after their vacation in ... —News photo caption. It is a little embarrassing to admit this. But the plain fact is. we lave become obsessed by the suspicion that the whole world lias somehow been computerized and now runs completely on "Automatic." Not that we begrudge a person his character, and certainly not Mrs. Kennedy hers. But we would take it as a great personal kindness if some body — anybody — would just do something out of character once in awhile. In fact, we would settle for once only .:. MANCHESTER, N. H. Richard Nixon today warned the Republican party that unless he got the nomination for president, his daughter's engagement to David Eisenhower would be terminated. SET TWO COLUMN - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy (left) is shown standing hip-deep in mud as she helps refugees lo safety from their flooded homes. "I just had lo come," she told newsmen. ATLANTIC CITY - Singer Eddie Fisher announced today that he had received custody of the children and was therefore calling off his suit against ills, former wife, Elizabeth Taylor, for custody of her two dogs. ALBANY, N. Y. - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy announced today through her press secretary that she would seek the Democratic party nomination for U. S. senator from New York. "My clear-cut duty," she is quoted as saying, "is to serve my country." ADD LYNDABIRD - The magazine spokesman went on to say thai McCall's was not planning to take the President's daughter back as a staff member. "She has lost touch with the younger generation," t h a spokesman said, "by getting married." BARBADOS, W. I. - Lord Harlcch, in a paid commercial message on local TV stations, has denied categorically rumors that he intends to run for tl» U. S. Senate or to help Cannel at Bay -bywa'rdcannel- flood refugees. Niarchos and Anne Ford Uzielll NEW ORLEANS - H. Rap SET THREE COLUMN — after they signed up as Red Brown announced from his jail Shown left to right- Princess Cross vciVc^s to work in cell lonighl that unless the Lee Radziwill, Charlotte Ford Vietnam field hospitals. white community met his de- The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - (Last of Two Related Articles.) Q — What are encepbalopa- Ihy of the midbrain, cerebral arteriosclerosis and bilateral epididymitis? A — Encephalopathy is any degenerative disease of the brain. The midbrain is the brain stem which lies between the cerebrum and the spinal cord. Cerebral arteriosclerosis is hardening of the arteries in the brain. Epididymitis is an inflammation of a part of the testicle. Bilaterial means on both sides. Q — What is meant by cere- brovascular crisis? What causes it? Is it dangerous? A — This is a stroke. It may be caused by any lesion that suddenly interferes with the blood supply to a part of the brain. It is very serious. Q — I have cerebral arteriosclerosis and am very dizzy. Is £ mi kr NM, I*. "Wouldn't nu likt <• ee an itriktf Brandsfadt there a drug that will help this condition? What is the prognosis? A — Although there is no cure for this disease, in some victims the dizziness subsides in time. The outlook is uncertain because, although the natural progress of the disease is slow, complications may occur at any time. Q — My daughter has acan- thosis nigricans. What causes it? Is there any cure? A — In this disease, patches of deep pigmentation are symmetrically located in such areas as the armpits, groin and under the breasts in women. About half of the cases are benign and half are associated with cancer in one of the internal organs. Most cases with the onset in childhood are benign. The malignant cases usually have their onset in adults who are past 50, but not all cases in such adults are m a 1 i g n a n t. Whether there is malignancy in your daughter's case is a- matter your doctor must determine. Benign cases may be caused by an imbalance in the' glands of internal secretion. A few are caused by taking large doses of niacin or stilbestrol. There is no specific treatment. The doctor treats the cause if it can be identified.' Q — My son, 22, has had hemospermia for four years. What causes U and is there a cure? A — Blood in the'seminal fluid is usually associated with chronic inflammation of thi lemlnal vesicles. What causes the inflammation should be determined by a urologist. H« would treat the condition by trying to remove the cause but the longer the duration, the more difficult it it to effect a cure. mands, be was going on an an- tihunger strike. "Unless the white community meets my demands," BROWN SAID, "I will eat three meals a day." ADD WESTMORELAND ... Calling on the American people to reverse the dropping birth rate, the general siad: "If this alarming trend continues, the U. S. will not have the manpower for clean-up operations in Vielnam in 20 years." NEW YORK — Urban planner Robert Moses today dropped the first carload of cement into the Hudson River, thus setting into operation his dream of building the widest highway in Island and New Jersey. "It's not the end of a river" the world between Manhattan Mr. Moses said. "It's the beginning of a bridge. Bridges ara much better than tunnels. After all, when you build a bridge there you are. But when you dig a tunnel, where are you?" WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Robert Benchley (1889-1945) American humorist, wrote numerous books, including "From Bed to Worse" and "My ten Years in a Quandary" and acted in some SO films and 46 "shorts" for which he was perhaps .most widely known, notes The World Almanac. Among his best film shorts were "An Eve* ning Alone,' 1 "Raising a Baby" and "How to Sleep," . which won an Academy Award i« 183V

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