The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 12, 1968 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 12, 1968
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A Man For That Season •The fac.t that Thomas Murton, recently deposed reformer of the Arkansas prison system, isn't a strict-conforming good little Shel- toii Swcllt'ellow should surprise just about no one Mr. Murton is what he- is: a free-wheeling, sport-shirt wearing, outspoken, challenge-taking prison boss. Anything other that simply isn't in his career field. He's also a pop-off. What's wrong with that? He runs a good prison. .'Doubtless there is much more which could be said about: (he fiock- efoller Administration's disenchantment with Mr. Murton, but \Ve would imagine it might us well be-left unsaid. : ;Howcver, if one but thinks bnck a bit, it is not difficult to recall the circumstances which led to the selection of Thomas Murton. There was Governor Orval Faulnis faced with a full-scale insurrection just as lie was about to depart from office. Tears of neglect had built a pressure in the prison system which even now may not fully be understood. And then comes Governor Rockefeller, relatively new to politics and certainly new to anything like running a state. He's handed a crisis of the first magnitude and looks for help. There was not n professional pennl man in the entire state set-up, which, by the way, continued to crumble fast. At this juncture he found Thomas iUwton, an iconoclast who knows 1m business and isn't afraid oi anything. This is the sort of man the situation demanded. A man who had Observed all the political niceties might not have lasted through the first week and wouldn't have taken the job to begin with. Frank Broyles has watched assistant football coaches come and go for some years now. He has been known to comment that all of them have made a contribution to the University of Arkansas football program, although for some the stay was brief. This is the way the state looks on Mr. lUiirton. He was the man for that particular season. tU Of OtL ken Truths Every once in awhile somebody says that Arkansas has too many low-wage plants. Actually, the state doesn't have enough of Iliem — and, neither do other slates. These so-called low-wage industries answer an urgent need by employing labor that couldn't, by any manner or means, qualify lor jobs In the high-wage industries. And, let's lace it, such labor indices up an extremely large portion of the jobless — in Arkansas as well as the nation. A low-wage industry can pay o.ily low wages because the value it adds io raw materials by processing them is usually small, and this margin is its only source of money for wages, factory upkeep, taxes and profits. 'A high wage industry can pay high wages for It adds, * large value to raw materials. Low-wage industries have been a blessing to communities all over Arkansas. Every one of liicse plans has perked up home building, store trade, more patronage for every business. Modern industry, it's true, has gone more mechanical to cut costs. This means relatively fewer jobs for the unskilled. But all industry, even the most technical, opens more unskilled and common labor jobs when it expands. Low-wage plants, besides providing urgently needed employment, paves Ihe way for high-wage industries. They give workers experience, bring out latertt abilities and help much to give Arkansas a more favorable, industrial climate. — Paragould Daily Press No Excuses At the beginning, o{ the year, the «di- tors attempted to explain (lie policy of the newspaper in campus affairs. An issue has arisen now concerning campus elections, and a stand has been taken — not without drawing criticism from those affected by it. These people begin to call for a ''screening" committee and say the editor is;dug in behind his defenses bombarding a defenseless enemy. •The issues expressed in the Herald's editorial column are those of the individual writer—as Is the case of any paper. We write what we see and offer excuses toL'no one. At the first of the term when the editors found out that plans to revise the election setup wen not to be carried through, they decWed to do something about it, Under thelguide line* outlined, one pi.rty has formed and another is beginning to do so. Since the SGA has decided to do nothing about election reform, there »rs two alternatives left to the. students: go hack to (he past coalition system or try the new idea of having parties. There has been some discussion that the new party is an independent one and that the Greeks should band together to form a coalition. This is not the party system as conceived or set up. There is a place for Greeks and independents in the party system, and there Is no reason why one or Ihe other should be excluded. Setting up a Greek party would be tolly and would be a disaster for the Greek system. Any criticism of the Greek organizations was not to be taken as a slur on the Greek system, which at Arkansas State it one of the best. As individuals their members have a place in campus elections, but as groups they have no place. — Victor Dickson in the Arkansas State. Univtrsily Herajd Too 'Much 'Girl Talk 1 Can Invite Trouble DEAR ABBY; For (he last few years 1 have been the secretary to an unmarried man, almost young enough to be my son, but not quite. Because he lives alone, I do many personal things for him in addi'.ion to my regular secretarial duties. Last summer we took a European vacation at the same time, and since he is well-acquainted there I was entertained royally by his friends, along with him. Believe me, all of this was perfectly innocent, and it was with my husband's knowledge and approval. But I know there is talk . among my co-workers, and little understanding on t h e part of my friends. Should I ignore the talk, and go on as 1 have? TROUBLED DEAR TROUBLED: If everything is on the np-aiid- up, and your husband under stands and approves, it appears that your only problem is the "talk." If this is the case just make sure you aren't inviting the talk — by talking too much your lelf. DEAR ABBY: I just hid to write when I read about the "creepy" girl nobody wanted to bother with. Did Uiey ever stop to think why dhe was that way? I was a girl like that. I had an alcoholic father and a mother who didn't care. I was never taught to wash and keep myself clean and • neat. The only room in the house with any heat was the kitchen, and we didn't have hot running water, so I wasn't about to take a bath in the kitchen with the whole family looking on. I didn't have any friends be cause of my dirty appearance But two girls in my class took me under their wing. They taught me how to dress and fix: myself up. They even helped me get baby-sitting jobs. They let me come to their houses to take a bath and wash my hair, and they didn't cane what people thought. They told me they knew I was a nice girl that needed help. That gave me an incentive to never do anything wrong to make them sorry they gave me their friend- chip. I have been married for 20 years to a good man, and I have always taught my children never to make fun of anybody because of their appearance. BEFRIENDED, IN 15 Vtors Age —In Blythevilh Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Brown spent the weekend in Dallas visiting relatives. Mrs. S. E. Tune was elected president of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary for the coming year at a business meeting at the Blytheville Country Club. Elected to serve with Mrs. Tune in other offices were Mrs. Bob Logan, Mrs. Max Logan, Mrs. Joe Pride, Mrs. Robert McHaney and Mrs. Albert Taylor. Mrs. Adolph Heinicke left yesterday for Oklahoma City where she will spend two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Lee have returned from Florida where they spent two weeks. BERKSHIRE: DEAR ABBY: The letter from "The Troubled Trio," who didn't want that "queer, homely, creepy" girl hanging around, trying to be friends with them, prompted me to write this: A "homely, creepy" g 1 r 1 needs more than' anything else to be taken in, given friendship and taught how to dress, to fix her hair, and to use make - up, if her religion and the school allow it. And I would ask "The Troubled trio" — the popular girls at school "in" with the crowd — to read Christ's words in the 25th chapter of Matthew, verse 40: "And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto me.'" Sincerely yours, J. R. B.: INMATE No. 30509 Indiana State Prison Michigan City, Indiana CONFIDENTIAL TO MOTHER OF A 15-YEAR- OLD-GIRL: Tell your daughter like this: "I don't care what the other mothers let their daughters do, but no 15- year-old daughter of mine is going on an overnight ski trip with her 17-year-old boy friend, and if HE doesn't like it, he can go jump. THE BI fTHEVULl COURIER NEWS THE COURIES NEWS CO. B. W HAINEB. PUELISHS» HARRY A. HAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor QENE AUSTIN Advertising Manager ' Bllt National Advertising Representative Wtllacs Wltmer Co. New Torlr, (iblcaeo Ea.roit, Atlanta, Mc-mpl'« .Second-class postage paid at Blytheville, Ark. llembt. ot the Associate!. Press SUBSCRIPTION BATEb Bj carrier In the city 01 B!y'.he> illle or an; sLii.-j. ban town whar* carrier service Is maintained 3So per week. SI .50 per montn. By mall within » radius of s» miles. J8.00 per ycai $5.00 for su months. ;3.0" for three, months, by mall,'outside Jj miles ndlus 118.00 per year payable In advance. Mt'I subscriptions are not accepted In '.owns and cities where The Courier News carrier service is maintained. ««n «ub:crlptlons art payable In advance. NOTE: The courier News awumjs no responsibility for photographs manucnpt. engravings or mata left with It tor possible publication. DO?SNO(WS QUIT THE TEAM! AU-IPIDuJAS PON'T BLAME WURSEIF, CHARLIE BROWN... 01 THAT'S THE TROUBLE WITH THAT STUPID D06...HE'5 ALW5 CHAN6INS RAINBOW,' . Cannel NEW YORK (NBA) This is the lime ot year when the new television entertainment schedules for next season are locked into place. And, as there is a natural and persistent curiosity about who is responsible for what is selected for the home screen viewer, we would like to explain how this process works. Now, basically there arc two parts to television entertainment. One part is callod the "commercial," and the other is cal'ed the "show." The commercial is a short snlcs message about a product. It is put together by something called an ad agency, which is a creative force assembled to find new ways of linking sex to automobiles and detergent. In between Ihe commercials is Ihe "show" which is frequent ly tilled NYPO.. or something quite like it. NYPO is usually divided into four acts. They arc: Act I — A Special Delivery agent is discovered lying in the bottom of a mail - sorting machine. Act II — Mark Waters, a convict who often helps the postmaster general in these tough cases, deduces that the deceased was murdered. Act III — He also discovers that the victim was canceled at 10:.'i6 p.m. Act IV — That reduces the list of suspects to the only one who could have done it. And he is (hereupon arrested. After watching new television seasons come and go, it lias occurred to us that they are putting the wrong man in jail. But if so, then who is guilty of committing television? We have been over the list of suspects with a magnifying glass, and we cannot see how putting any or all of them away would solve the crime. The advertising men we know hardly ever watch television, except to buy the spots for their commercials. A vice president of the hottest ad agency on Madison Avenue, just back from screening the new autumn lineup, told us: "I don't see how I've lived through these two weeks." Doing away with commercial sponsorship doesn't seem to improve television entertainment much, either. The Ford Foundation's Public Broadcast Lab* oratory — a Sunday night, oon- Cannel at Bay -bywardcannel- commemial, high - priced show decision makers doesn't seem to the stockholders, who are — attracts little more than 1 to work either. everybody. And in the second per cent of the viewing public. In the first place, they have place, the sale of television sets Doing away with the network a responsibility to show a profit rises between 7 and 12 per cent The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, rn.d. - Brandstadt It will soon be time for your child to put away his sled and start' clamfcering about on an outdoor play gym. According to studies bjy the National Safety Council, ; nbt all such equipment is safe. You must always bear in mind that small children are not able to judge what constitutes a potential hazard. Even so commonplace a de- vice as a swing can cause serious injury to a toddler who gets in its way when it is in full motion, with or without an occupant. Portable back yard swings have been known, when overloaded, to tip over. Some children unhook the swing seat and climb the supporting chain so that they can slide down again. This is fine exercise and develops climbing skill but, !f the chain ends in ah open "S" hook, the slide may cause a nasty laceration. Whether you buy outdoor play equipment or allow your child to use a community playground you should assure ourself that the construction is substantial enough to take a lot of hard usage. The ends of all tubing should be smooth and capped with rounded durable metal. All slides should have smooth rounded edges. Slide steps should he flat with nonskid surfaces. Swings should be hung on heavy chains with no "S" hooks and their seats should be of plastic material with no sharp edges. All equipment should be securely fastened to prevent tipping over and should be rustproof. It should be checked weekly for stability, excessive wear and loss of moving parts. When ever possible, supervise pre-school children when they are on the playground. Teach them the proper use and limits, tions of the equipment. Q — My daughter, 9, Is very high - strung. She has a respiratory allergy. Our doctor is giving her Periactin and Doxan. Do these drugs have any side effects? A,— Periactin is an antihis- famine. It may cause drowsiness which disappears after three or'four days of administration. Other side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, nausea and nervous tension. The tact.that your daughter is high- strung may be the result of tak- . Ing this drug or may be due to some emotional difficulties. Doxan is a laxative and Should not be given in the presence of abdominal pain or nausea Prolonged use is to be avoided. It is always better to regulate toe bowels with vegt- latlet fB* fruit annually. In that regard, disposing of the client doesn't solve the problem of television entertainment either. One corporation we know allocates $40 million annually for television to keep its product selling, which in turn keeps 200,000 direct and indirect employes off the relief roles, So, that leaves the television producers and writers,'And you can't very well put them in jail — and certainly not now when Mission: Impossible is the front running Sunday night adventure show. In fact, we would not be surprised to see a new show next season in which the whole hour, was devoted to drilling through walls and ceilings. Well, if anybody has any ideas about how this matter can be resolved, our suggestion is that you keep it to yourself. For our part, we have just about got a deal sewed up that will give us exclusive television rights to the authoritative files of the Post Office. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, March 12, 1968 Page Six WORLD ALMANAC FACTS After centuries of argument over the shape of the earth, scientists not only long ago discredited the belief that the earth is flat but have also shown that the earth is not perfectly round. The World Almanac says (hat the earth is flattened at both poles and therefore is not a true sphere but an oblate spheroid or ellipsoid. The polar circumference of the earth is 41.90 miles less than the equatorial circumference. Of 24,902.44 miles.

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