The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1968 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1968
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The Hard Self Pass a New Gripe, Please To complain about where you live •is a fun thing to do and even may be utilitarian in that it must serve to allay suspicions of our personal shortcomings at the same time puts ting forth the image of a p«rfection- t ist. 5 , For some years, one of the most • popular complaints heard locally was that there wasn't any "leadership." No one really defined "leadership," ""But that made the game easier to play, anyway. When contrasted with : the lock step the'"leaders" of oilier parts of the county had their citizens ; in, communities like Blytheville in 1 truth may have appeared to lack leadership. However, whatever the case then, let's look at it now: Blytheville removed one mayor of proven leadership abilities by an election and then a health matter removed (temporarily) his successor. Blytheville's City Council as an emergency matter elected Councilman Denny Wilson vice mayor and there is so much proven talent on City Council that it was not an easy choice. Vice Mayor Wilson represented the city quite well in Washington last week and he is only one of several able, knowledgeable and energetic council members whom you would be proud to claim as your mayor. John Hard stepped down as head of the Chamber of Commerce in 1968 and was succeeded by Alex Hill; and thus the Chamber is going to enjoy a 24-month run of two of the brightest minds in the area. And so it goes, through the public schools (where administration never has been stronger) and down to ttie committee level (such as Edwin Holstead's junior college committee and a variety of important Chamber committees). Whatever vacuum which may have existed (though probably did not) in other years, now has been filled. Osceola, too, is witnessing a new emergence of leadership after prospering under the amazing Ben F. Butler for most of this century. Do not be misled by those intra-city tensions. They are healthy and will produce political vigor over the long run. -Uo tubject to editing, however, and must Be signed, (tellers to Hie editor are welcoroen. They al» Sicnaturc will not be printed at the request ot the wrim. No Itttm wto >« teturnea.) Dear Sir: Although we may have a new breed of politician in our country and state, I myself feel that until we have a two-party system in this county and the rest of the state we are not a true representation of the voice of the people in the state. So what if we are told that our present law enforcement officials have turned back to the county people so many thousand dollars in monies? ,It is still a one-party law enforcement system. I feel mysolf we need some new young faces and fresh new ideas in all forms of our government without and within the country. After all, when one man, be he governor, sheriff or mayor, can be elected for more than two terms he may become stagnated in the capacity of running his office efficiently and justly. I feel for the people to get fair and just government, our elected officials should be a balanced amount of representatives from both parties so that one party won't rubber stamp their ideas whether or not their ideas are for the good of the people. Sincerely yours. James P. Dixon Route 4 Box 573 Blytheville, Ark. \JiewA Of Glen's On In the summer, the wasteland of network television is at its wastiest. So it's with a measure of relief that we note that an Arkansan with a wonderfully clear voice and a talented guitar will be filling one of the prime-time Sunday-night slots this sum- mer. He's Glen Campbell from down in Pike County, best known for his recordings of such beautiful ballads as "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Gentle on My Mind." We'll be watching.-Pine Bluff Commercial Money Ideals Frank WhitbecV has suggested a number of money-raising proposals which, collectively, would provide an alternative lo general increase in state taxes. Or so he '"sa'ys. Mr. Whitbeck didn't say how much money his proposals would bring in. But if the state's fiscal situation is as serious as the governor and the legislature seem to thing it is, 'the money would come in handy, whether or not it proved enough to allay a tax increase. ' The proposals include tightening up property atfescmenla and exemptions to present tax laws, Increasing the Interest on state bank deposits and Uie f take on horseracing profits, and making the collection of severance, tobacco and sales taxes more equitable. We would add at least one more: the modest real estate transfer tax that the legislature shot down last month. It would chip in about iSOO.OOO a year. A half-million dollars is not a whole lot, considering; but It's a half-million more than the state's getting now- Fine Bluff Commercial Time to Break Up Cozy Little Foursome DEAR ABBY: To get right to the point, I am in love with my best friend's husband. I'll call him "R." He loves me, too, but he also thinks the world of his wife and children. I have a wonderful husband and I could never hurt him. We also have children. I know that all "R" and I can ever hope for are a few stolen hours of happiness together, but that's better than nothing. We know our love is wrong and we have tried staying away from each other, but we can't for long. "R" and my husband are very good friend and "R's" wife is my best friend, so we four are always together. Our love is growing stronger all the time and it is making a nervous wreck out of me. But how can we stop? WAUKEGAN DEAR WAUKEGAN: You will have to break up the foursome before you can break up the twosome. Your family or R's will have to move out of town. And the sooner the better. And th« farther, the healthier. DEAR ABBY: Why is it that when folks ask a clergyman to officiate at a wedding, or a funeral, or any other sccasion where the services of a clergyman are required, they tell him to please make it "short and sweet"? Most folks are in such a big hurry nowadays they don't even want to take time to make a ceremony official. IRKED IN ITHACA DEAR IRKED: If you have ever been victimized by a clergyman who took advantage of • captive audience while performing a "service," you wouldn't have asked that question. If you haven't, you're lucky. DEAR ABBY: Please don't advise me to ask the man down at the bank because he'll probably think this is a very dumb question for a grown woman to ask- After being a widow for one year I married again. My first husband handled all the finances and I never wrote a check out in my life. (I didn't even know how.) My lawyer wanted to make sure nobody took advantage of me (not even my new husband), so he suggested we get a JOINT'CHECKING account, which we did. My question is, does a 75 Years Ago —In Blythtvill* Miss Jan Dickinson, bride elect of Tom Woods of Byhalia, Miss., was complimented with a miscellaneous shower by Mrs. T. Wade Jeffries at her home on Friday. On Saturday morning, Mrs. J. M. Jontz, Mrs. W. M. Jontz and Mrs. J. H. Smart entertained with a coffee at, the 3. M. Jontz home in honor of Miss Jan Dickinson. Mrs. Frank • Whitworth and Mrs. Fred Fleeman have arrived home by plane from New York where they have spent the past several days at the International Beauty Show. Bernard Gooch who has been a patient at Campbell's Clinic in Memphis for the past several weeks is reported to be in satisfactory condition. check have to have BOTH signatures on it to be good? All the money is mine, so why should I have to chase all over town to find my husband and get HIS signature on a check if 1 want to draw some money out of our account? On the other hand, if only one signature is necessary, that means my husband could go ahead and draw out any amount he wants without MY signature. So where does the protection for me come in? Thank you. BEWILDERED DEAR BEWILDERED: No question is "dumb." Cer iainly not this one. In the case of a JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNT, only one signature is necessary. How ever, in special case), if arrangements are made at the bank specifying that BOTH signatures are necessary, your husband's signature wil not be valid without yours. Since all the money is yours and you want "protection" why not ask your banker to honor YOUR signature on • check, but not your husband's unless yours accompanies his? Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90061 and enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. THE BI [THEVILL* COURiER NEWS THE COURIES NEWS CO. r W HAIHE&. PUBLISHES HARRY A. HAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor GENE AUSTIN Advertising Manaitr «al« National Advertising Representative Wallace winner Co. Mev Tor*. f>n]ca2o Esw'Ott, Atlanta, -Mempk 4 * .Second-class postage paid at Blytheville. Ark. Hembe.' of the Associated PreH SUBSCRIPTION BATEb By carrier In the city of Blythe* «!!«' or any iui.-i ban town wher« carrier service Is maintained 35c per week. 11.90 per month. By mall within * radius of 50 miles. 53.00 per yeal. J5.00 for B» monthl. C3.0" for threu months, by mall, outside 5j miles ndliu 111.00 per year payable in advance. Ma'l subscriptions are not accepted in towns and cities where Tha Courlei News carrier service !• maintained. M »" subscription! art payable In advance. NOTT: The Courier News assunuf . no responsibility lor photographs ttanucript, engravings or matt tot with It tor poulblt publication. THE FIRST PITCH OF THE SEASON! Poling on Religon David Poling Just when the religious headquarters has everyone trained to use the official song books, study guides, worship materials and vacation Bible school handbook, out pops some inspired individual with a bright idea without clearing it with t h e brass. In the day of the institutional church, I think this is a good thing, especially when you consider the machinery and red tape that surrounds every ecclesiastical board room. Take Eisenhower College in New York. Ten years ago some free - wheeling Presbyterian laymen thought it w o u 1 d be great to have a liberal arts college upstate. A small steering committee presented the idea to local church officials, synod power brokers and anybody who would listen. All they had was $100,000 a precarious site and lots of enthusiasm. Everybody laughed and told them they were suffering from cabin fever from the long, icy winter. Experts cleared iheir .throats and said to come back when they had $20 million. The way- high-up church officials would hardly give this motley crew an appointment, much less encouragement. Maybe it was the opposition or the name or the Holy' Spirit. I don't honestly know but you are aware that Eisenhower College opens in September, 1968, for its freshman class, making it the newest liberal arts college in New York in 50 years. These unofficial saints make the establishment nervous. This same independent, inspired activity is going on in drama and music. A couple of years ago Arthur Zapel Jr. got tired of directing the same old church Christmas pageants. All the material was so predictable and so dated that he finally started writing his own plays. He had the ability and know- how. For nearly a decade he had been heading up the television production for J. Walter Thompson in Chicago. H« turned some of the same savvy loose in a religious setting and developed some contemporary plays for sactuary drama. Not satisfied with Christmas, he went on to develop some Lenta . Eutar material that -by david poling- already has caught on. For awhile Zapel worked out of the attic on these plays ant! then the demand became so great that he established Contemporary Dra- ma Service in DOwners Grove, 111. By Easter, 1968, more than Here again, a quiet layman has filled in the gap left wide a thousand churches across the open by the organized church. United States will be putting on one ot his Lenten dramas. His themes include a drama on LSD, "It's Happening Now, Ba- The Doctor Says - by wqyne g. brandstqdt, m.d. - Jaundice present in an infant at birth may indicate erythro- hlastosis due to Rh incompatibility of the parents. Jaundice is also often present in babies who weigh less than 5!4 pounds at birth and are therefore considered prematures. When'jaun- dice develops after three to six days of life, as it does in about 20 per cent of infants, it rnay be a benign condition that disappears without treatment before the child is two weeks old or it may be associated with an often fatal concentration of bile salts in the brain. Some of those who survive are afflicted with cerebral palsy. Since there is no sure way t» Braadatadt tell which babies -with jaundice will have serious complications, all should be treated. Formerly an exchange transfusion (completely replacing the baby's blood) was the only way of saving these babies, but new and simpler ways have been found. In addition to preventing brain damage, they also avoid the risks associated with transfusions. At the De Goesbriand Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Vt., premature babies, whether they had jaundice or not, were placed in an Isojetl*. They wore nothing but a diaper and a bandage to protect their eyes and they were flooded with the light from a 20-watt daylight fluorescent light day anil night for six days. None developed jaundice compared with 20 per cent of those who were not so treated. At Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N. J., all jaundiced babies art given charcoal with their feedings. Although they don't like it, the routine use of this treatment has brought the concentration of bile salts in the blood down to normal arid made exchange transfusions unnecessary. Jaundice sometimes develops in breast - fed babies seven to 10 days after birth.' This has recently been shown to be caused by ai high concentration el the steroid, prtgnanedlol, in the mother's milk. Whm,these Infants wen put «D formula feedings, the jaundice dUappeared. With these improved methods ot treatment, the future outlook for jaundiced babies Is greatly i&provedt by," "The Gap" (Generation, that is); another entitled, "I Can Do It Alone," the story of a "Swinger." Drama really began in the cathedral and how fitting that it should be returned at the hands of a skilled and concerned layman. The real excitement in sacred music this year has also been developed by a nonheadquar- ters layman. By the guidance and support ef Mary C. Crowley, Ralph Carmichael, the noted composer and arranger, and Anne Criswell, the talented soprano from Dallas, have produced a thrilling record entitled, "Amazing Grace." What is amazing te me is the enthralling power ol this young lady's voice witft the skillful accompaniment ol Carmichael's orchestra. I honestly ! believe that Royalty Records has established a new standard for sacred music. "Amazing Grace" burst free of restrictions that have been placed on us by Bach or Handel or hot gospel or whatever else is your favorite tone in religious sounds. Just at the moment that everyone despaired of the institutional church, the unofficial saints come marching in! Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, March 19,1968 Page Six •Ha W«M Almanac notai that Dffliy, Tex., bay • •Uiu* of a watermelon; jfoittHf similarly memorial* tsed a cow with extra* ordinary millroroducinj and Camden a, monument with a

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