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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 25, 1968
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T>OAAINO THEORY ^Toward a New Anschluss : -' Last week's City Council meet- iiig served to remind the community that Blytheville has some anti-junkyard laws . . . now, maybe it isn't .using them, but it has them. r ~ The spot under consideration by [Council on Tuesday night is by no means the only place in the city .which should be tested by this law, "Junkyards, like crabgrass, just fluor- jsh anywhere, sometimes rising: right :put of the concrete, it seems. : : Spring of 1968 would be a good ;time to make a broad application of •Hny such laws which are on the city's books. Every city seems to nave an urge to grow untidy, if left to its own devices. It is good to again be made aware of the fact that some of the necessary tools for cleaning up are available. Of course, it seems a shame thai something can't be clone to govern the growth of burgeoning junkyards across the countyscape, but evidently it can't, or isn't going to be so. In view of this, incorporated towns in Mississippi County should begin to •move immediately to protect their environs by annexation programs. cJLetteM Uo Ulie (editor Subject to pdillBj, however, ana mint be sisnea. (teller* lo tne tdttoi are welcomed. Tbe> art Signature will not b« printed at Che request of Hie writer No lattari will D« returned.) • Dear Mr. Editor; ? The sewer bond was approved. That is ffine. I am all for progress, but I would Jiike to say this, ; People forty-five and over help to pay *for the improvements that draw industry rto our city. But let that person forty-five -or over apply for a job, ami the opinion -seems to be that lie is too old. I cannot limagine a person of forty-five or fifty be- ."ing old, much less too old. ' As an employee of Blytheville Can- ning Co., which does employ people over forty-five; I can appreciate men like Mr. H. C. Bush. We need more men like him, and more companies like Blytheville Canning Co. For most of us there are many years between forty-five and time for the grim, reaper. In that time a person and his family could get cold, hungry, and naked. Why not give a person a chance to prove himself, rather than judging him to be too old? Most industries have some work that does not require any special skill or previous training, just the desire to work. Sincerely, Mrs. Carl K. Alberg Of OU Back in 1965 ." Governor Rockefeller, quoted in March, iI965, in the Arkansas Advocate, Volume 1, ^Number ', referred to "the relatively poor ^degree of education in Arkansas compared £to other states." He said: i' "Especially are students cognizant c< jextremely inadequate facilities, substand- £ard teachers' salaries, and the like. A chief rconcern of one group of students with which £1 met during the campaign was the gross Jshortage of professors in their particular • field of study. Several students had com- ,?pleted an entire year in classes conducted jby 'graduate assistants'. We simply aren't ; providing the necessary funds to bring in jcven a minimum of qualified professors. I "And it isn't that wa jut don't have tha | money. We have it, all rifht. The sources i«L?otenUal rmnua an ao numerous as to make the deficiencies seem absurd ..." Asked, "What other sources of revenue would you suggest?" he is quoted as replying: "Interest on state banking deposits presently idle, to mention one . . . Also, th« withdrawal of special privileges which exempt many carriers from state gasoline taxes. There are others too numerous to mention here." He also noted in the interview that, "It seems every time the Faubus administration wants to levy a new tax they drag out the argument 'Our schools need it, let's help education in Arkansas,' etc., ad nau- aeum." Which woulld seem to prove it's easier making ends meet as a candidate than it is as governor.—Northwest Arkansas Times (Fayettavillg) Loving Lad Has A Lot to Learn DEAR ABBY: Five months ago, I hired a 25-year-old Scandinavian girl to live in and help with the cooking and cleaning. She proved to be a wonderful girl with a sweet disposition and potentially an excellent domestic. We grew to feel toward her as we would a daughter. Last Sunday, my husband and I went out to make a social call and we returned home earlier than we had anticipated. I went to this girl's room to tell her something, knowing she'd planned to stay home. Well, I found this girt and my 17-year-old son in a state of complete disarray and in the midst of a heated embrace. My son said immediately, "Don't worry, Mom, we're in love and plan to get married coon as I'm out of high school." This is the most absurd idea we've ever heard of. We don't want to fire her because it might turn our son against us. He seems serious about this girl. We want to make the right decision. Can you help us? Perplexed DEAR PERPLEXED: Ap. parently, your son is under the impression that all a boy needs to get married it a girl who will say yes. You and his father ought to tell him about the birds and the bees, and the lure of an "older" woman — and a couple of hundred other things concerning the difference between a solid marriage as opposed to a groovy Sunday afternoon. DEAR ABBY: What do you think of a husband who re- tires each night very .early, except when a very attractive friend of mine is visit- 75 Years Age —In Blythtville Among those entertaining over the weekend in honor of Miss Mary Katlierine Keel bride elect of Lt. .James Henry were Mrs. W. W. Shaver, Miss Lillian Shaver and Mrs. Joe Pride who entertained with a breakfast, Mrs. C. M. Smart and Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon who were hostesses for a dinner party and Mrs. Floyd Haralson who was hostess for a Sunday morning brunch. Mrs. Vernon Thomasson left yesterday for St. Louis where she will visit friends for several days. Miss Willie Nebhut spent this weekend in Memphis. Ing me for the evening? He will stay up, and try to be in her company, showing off and being very clever, witty and charming all the while. Yet after this guest leaves, he will tell me that he thinks she is conceited, selfish, and not at all pretty - which certainly is not true according to everyone else's evaluation of her. Then he says he cannot stand her. and wonders how I can. Even my children noticed this. Perplexed DEAR PERPLEXED: Actions speak louder than words. in-law calls her "mammaj law." I think this Is a woi> derful solution. It Is respect ful and has a feeling of warmth and love. I hope this will solve someone else's problem. I am sure it would have solved mine 48 years ago. I. M. G. CONFIDENTIAL TO "Rich But Poor": Don't borrow any more money unless you're prepared to face the music when the note Is due. DEAR ABBY: I read of the difficulty encountered by young brides regarding what to call their mothers-in-law. Recently a friend's son married, and her new daughter- • Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New* Monday, Match 25, 19«8 '.'..: Page-Six a /l DON'T THINK \ //W TEACHER, MISS I \OTHMAR, LIKES ME/ VANY MOKE g'S^-^.' , SHE DOESN'T LOOK AT ME THE OJAV SHE (J5ED TO.,. SHE DOESN'T gVEM LOOK AT ME AT ALL... ITS A TERRIBLE THINS TO DISCOVER THAT VOOR TEACHER PCSSN'T LIKE <rW AM MORE... IT'5 LIKE mVlNS A SUBSCRIPTION RUN OUT., Showbeat by dick kleiner Kleiner HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) There was so much sweetness around the "Sweet Charity" set, it was like dessert time at the candy convention. Everybody loves everybody. Bob Fosse is directing his first movie. The crew and the aclors — Shirley MacLaine and Ricardo Montalban — think he's the next Mike Nichols. Bob's wife, Gwen Verdon, is helping put with the choreography. Gwen c r D a t e d the part on Broadway and I wondered if she was jealous watching Shirley do her role. "I would be," Gwen said, "except that Shirley is so good" Later, I asked Shirley how she felt doing Gwen's part. "Several times when I was considering the part," Shirley said, "I went to see Gwen and 1 told her that if she wanted to do the movie, I would bow out. But both she and Bob said that I was born to play Charity. Gwen has been so helpful to me." Bob Surtees, the veteran tin- ematographer, says that Fosse has learned more about t h e camera in his first few weeks than most directors do in a lifetime. They were doing a number in what was supposed to be a swanky discotheque, The Pompeii Club. All the dancers were in stylized elegance, and Wally. Weslmore has created something that could catch on — sequin-studded paste-on tattoos. Some of the girls had heart- shaped tattoos stuck on their shoulders, some star • shaped designs on their legs. Gwen Vevdon says that all but six of the dancers were in the show on stage, either on Broadway or Las Vegas or in national companies. "The studio was worried about the cost of bringing in these dancers," Gwen said, "but it cut rehearsal time three weeks, so we saved more than it cost." The elegant Roman set — couches, bowls of grapes, a cage for a cheetah — was getting to the dancers. They were lounging around between shots and acting very Roman. "We better get off this set soon," Fosse said, "or there'll be an orgy." Shirley hasn't done a musical in IS years, and she worked for two months with Gwen and Bob to get her dancing skills back. "It was hard," she says. "But I'm strong and I wanted to do it, so I did it. Eventually, pride took ov«r-l had to do it right. I said to myself, 'if I can't hack it, it'll kill me.' "I'd like to do another musical, while I'm in this'frame of mind. Besides, I've invested too much — 17 years of dancing — not to do more with it. But no Broadway — it's too big a gamble and too much effort and not enough money. No, I'd have to be a dingbat to do Broadway now." She'd dyed her hair red for the film — "I dance between two brunettes (Chita Rivera and Paula Kelly) so it's' very effective, dye-wise." Montalban, as usual, looked happy. He's one of Hollywood's most popular people, and I've never seen him looking anything but cheerful. "I learned peace from the Japanese when I was doing •Sayonara,'" he says. "They believe the past doesn't exist any more, and the future isn't here yet — and the only thing that exists is Now. "That is very good for my insecurity. I'm insecure not for myself — I'll always work — but for my family. What If I died tomorrow? I'd leave something, but not enough. "The thing that sustains me The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d - Q — I have chronic colitis. Recently my stools have been pencil-thin. I read tnai this was a symptom of cancer of the colon. What do you'think? A — Although very thin stools are sometimes seen in persons with cancer this is not a diagnostic sign. A feeling that evacuation is not complete is much more significant but this, too, is suggestive rather than conclusive. In chronic colitis the stools are often mushy or rib- If honlike. They may be of normal consistency at the start of a movement and wind up loose or watery. Q — I have been taking Pro- lixin for spasms of the colon for over a year. What are the side effects? What, ther drugs can be used or this condition? A — This drug, fluphenazine, is a tranquiiizer. An overdose may produce tremors and other nervous manifestations that subside when the dosage is de- } INI tr NEA, Inc. 1 "Wry couldn't you hen written a bttt-stlttr likt (fit .Watiwof 4afNNiy CeauussiM M Cmf MariMt£._. Brandstadt creased. There are literally dozens of drugs that can be given to lessen your spasms but none are as effective as discovering and removing the underlying cause. Q — I have had mucous coli* tus for five years. My doctor is giving me Librium which I know is a tranquiiizer. What is Trest, the .other drug I am taking? A foreign doctor told' a friend that where there is an .excessive amount of mucous, there is inflammation and that a sulfa drug would clear it up. My doctor dicln't take kindly to this suggestion. What do you think? A — Methixene (Trest) is an antispasmodic that is widely used in the treatment of mucous colitis. Although moderate inflammation is associated with this disease, it is not caused by an infectious germ and for this reason no kind of antibiotic •would be helpful. In this ease I agree with your doctor 100 per cent. Q — What is the cause of the spasm of the legs called charley horse? Can anything be done for it? A — The term, charley horse, sometimes used loosely to refer to any kind of muscle pain in to soreness and stiffness in tha muscles in the front of the thigh. It is caused by strain or overstretching. Heat, rest and massage are the measures most likely to give relief. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne 6. Brandstadt, M. D., in care el this paper. While Dr. Brand- atndt cannot answer Individual letters, he will answer letters el general Interest in future col- •out. ' J r is that It may yet happen that one good role. I've never had a really good role .1 films But it may yet happen." THE 8! tTHEVILLB CCURiER NEWS THE COURIES NEWS CO. C W HAINE&. PUBLISH** HARKY A. HA1NES Assistant Publisher-Editor GENE AU5WN Advertising Manager Salt national Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New ro«. Onlgaeo C:Si,rolt, Atlanta, Mempk.N Second-class postage paid »t BlsthKille, Ari. Membe. of the Associate^ Preftl StJBSCBIPT:ON RATE*. By carrier In the citj of Blytue. Ti'le or any iuuu;'ban town when carrier ftftrvict Is maintained 350 ptl week. 11.50 per month. Bv mall withlri & radius of SG mile.*.' 18.00 per yeal $5.00 for M months. IS.Qi fo>- three months, bs mail, outttde 5j miles radius t!8.M per year payable in advance. &:&'! subscriptions are not accept, ed in towns and cities where Tbi Courier News carrier service il m&lntatned. **"" subscriptions tti payable In Advance. NOTE*. The Courier News assum* no responsibility for photograph! man'Jcript, engru7ings or matl lift wltn It tor possible publication WOELD ALMANAC FACTS Nevada, one of the smallest states in population, has always attracted large numbers of outsiders, starting with the famed gold and silver rushes of the 19th .century. Today's ' attractions are legalized gambling, highly developed, entertainment and recreation (•duties and lenient divorce laws. More than 20 million visitors, 45 times' the state's population, spend over »600 million in .Nevada annually, The World Almanac reports. Conyrlnclit 9 IMS, K«w«pap«r GnterprlM Alia.

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