The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1968 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 29, 1968
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'Closed MoM Policy - - the Best 'VDU MUST 6lV£ UP THJ5 VICIOU5 HABIT OF (OMM1TTIN6 $Hf - HeacTem Off at the Impasse! That special session of the Arkansas General Assembly which Governor Rockefeller is set to call for May could be the least productive session — special or otherwise — in many years. Which is to say that the Governor should not call such a session? Not necessarily. It is simply that a combination of circumstances makes it highly unlikely that either the Governor or the Legislature can yield on some pivotal matters. The May session is to be a revenue producer. This means that the members of the Legislature are going to be asked to come to Little Eock and raise taxes. This in May. In June, those who seek to return to the Legislature will be faced •with campaigning for the July Democratic primary. Their opposition would be naive if they failed to mention the fact that the incumbent was responsible for raising: taxes. Therefore it is obvious that' the Governor is going to face a Legislature which is going to be at least a bit reluctant to come across with tax increases. But the Governor has a political problem, too. The stale badly needs new revenues and the Governor is going to be held responsible for the continuation of many state programs and the upgrading ol still others. Furthermore, lie faces certain political opposition in the November general election. Therefore, lie has no alternative, it would seem, but to do everything he can to find additional funds on which to operate the state. K he is rebuffed by the Legislature, then he has a fair campaign issue: "Friends, I tried, but the Legislature wouldn't cooperate." This issue will be useful in another way: it might lend encouragement to the candidacy of Republican Legislators. ( /fote I ran into City Police Lt. Dick Burns the other day and we reminisced about some things which happened, oh, uli, about 30 years ago. Like: The football player who came out of a Main Street pool hall, saw his co&ch, knocked the coach down into the street and left town, never, as far as Dick knows, to return again. Coach Carney Lasley told Ms boys one afternoon prior to a night football game to go home and take a nap. His big stud, Byron Walker, slept until 8:30 and played in the second half only. The night Dick discovered that a fellow student (who shall be unnamed here) could outrun star halfback Hershel Mosley "even carrying a rubber hose, and two gallons of gasoline." How students made their great escape from BHS by jumping from the third- story window onto a cinder pile which stood outside the toiler room. Buying a gallon gas in Blylheville for a dime and then riding to the state line where gas was cheap—seven cents per gallon. * + * Dick went on to tell me about his years working school crossing!. U* loves kids. '•That's what life's all about," he saI3. + * * Friend says he joined Blythevilie Country Club for two reasons: he likes to drink and the children like'to swim. So they shut down the bar and it snowed. + * * The most laughable coup of the show biz year: WKNO, the educational channel which treads the narrow path of near-bankruptcy, taking on the NCAA basketball playoffs after the fat cat commercial stations turned them down as loo expensive (or something). WKNO may not know much about making money, but it certainly gave the play for pay people a lesson in public service. It's a lesson they could use. With the poison the entrcpreneural chaps have put into American homes, they won't live long enough to repay the public. And NCAA basketball doesn't cause cancer, either. * * + A CBS newsman converted a 30-mi»rute nevvs special by Walter Conkrite into ne\vs- paper type. All the words he used wosW fill three quarters of the page you're reading. -H.A.H. DEAR ABBY: The fellow I am going to marry hates my best girl friend. I won't go into details, but it is all my fault, because I told him something about her past that she told me in confidence. I am sorry I told him now, but I never thought he would hold it against her and make inch a big deal out of it. This girl is the best friend I ever had, Abby, and I wanted her to be my maid of honor, but now my fiance says he doesn't even want her at our wedding. I am just sick over this. Worse yet, he says he doesn't want her in our home after we're married. What am I supposed to do? I don't choose his friends. My fiance says if I loved him, I'd listen to him, and end my friendship with this girl. I say, if he loved me, he wouldn't ask me to. I love them both and I want him to forgive and forget. Who's right and how would you handle it? IN THE MIDDLE DEAR IN: If your fiance asks you to make a choice between your girl friend and him, that's a decision only you can make. I think bis unforgiving and holier- than-thou attitude Is less than admirable, but then I don't know what the girl did to provoke It. I hope you've learned a lesson. No fish ever got caught keeping his mouth shut. BEAR ABBY: I am a single woman, 41, going with a man of 58. He is a widower with three grown children. He's very attractive and represents the kind of security a woman my age rarely finds. He was happily married for 30 years and now he wants to marry me. The trouble is my mother. We have lived together since Dad died 12 years ago, and ever since I told her 1 want to marry this man she has cried and carried on like you wouldn't believe. She says he is too old for me and it will never work out. I told her she could live with us, but she refuses to move to the city where we would live. (She and I presently live in a suburb.) When her friends try to tell her that she should be happy that I'll have someone to look after me when she's gone, she says HE is only 12 years younger than SHE is, and ha won't last that much longer. Abby, I could be so happy with this man if it weren't for mother. What shall I do? TORN , PEAR TORN; Marry the IS Years Ago —In Mrs. Harry A. Haines and daughter Elizabeth left today by plane from Memphis for Hickory, N. C., to spend three weeks with Mrs. Haines' parents. Mrs. Fred Fleeman, Mrs. W. S. Johnston and Mrs. M. F. Day have returned from a trip through the south. They attended the Natchez Pilgrimage and visited Bellingrath Gardens at Mobile, Ala. Mrs. C. W. Garrigan and Mrs. Roscoe Crafton were hostesses for a dessert bridge in compliment to Miss Roberta Bracey when four tables of guests were invited. At a meeting of the Blythe- vilie Woman's Club on Friday, Mrs. J. C. Droke was elected president for the coming year. wan, And ask kirn If he has a friend for your mother. DEAR ABBY: My husband is from Pakistan and I am from Sweden. We have been married for three years, and are both in our late twenties. 1 am employed as a secretary and am helping my husband complete his education. We intend to make the United States our home. . Our problem: we plan to go to Pakistan next year to visit my husband's family. His father is very well educated and speaks fluent English, but he wrote to us several months ago insisting that I learn Hindi! My husband wrote to his father telling him that I did not request that HE learn Swedish, and there is no reason for ME to learn Hindi. My father - in - law wrote back saying that I should indeed learn the: language of my husband's people, and if I could learn to speak five languages, (which I do) it would not be too difficult for me to learn a sixth! He informed us that Hindi study manuals were being sent to me. i '•] Abby, a Far Eastern lang- linage is entirely different from a Germanic or Latin language and ,1 have neither the time nor • the desire to learn Hindi. '.Now r'don't even feel like gijing to Pakistan, but I hate toi, disappoint my husband. Have you any suggestions? • f ._ WEARY /I/EAR WEARY: Have I your husband teach yon a few conversational phrases in Hindi. ("HeUo, good-by, I am pleased to meet you," and "Sorry I do not speak your language very well.") Keep a .Swedish smile on your face and listen a lot. CONFIDENTIAL T o "LOOKING:" You meet respectable people where respectable people gather. If you want to catch mountain trout, don't go fishing in a herring barrel. Blythevilie (Ark.) Courier News Page Six Friday, March 29, 1968 STILL LIKES ME.' IT WAS ALL A MISUNDERSTANDING! I THOUGHT SHE IdtetfT LOOKING AT ME THE WAV SHE USEP TO, AMPI WAS RI6HT' 5HE NEEPEP GLASSES] HOW ABOUTTHAT? (OHAT APPEARED TO BE A STI3AIN IM "TEACHER-PUPIL* RELATIONS, TWWEP OUT TO CJHATARE D01 NOW? Showbeat by dick kleiner _ Kleiner , HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) - Tt was raining at Trancas Lakes — about a freeway hour west of Hollywood — so the company shooting "The Illustrated Man" was owl of action. In a trailer parked just off the dirt road which was .fast becoming a mudslide, Rod Steiger was just sitting. Ray Bradbury was visiting and Rod and Ray were talking politics. Bradbury wrote "The Illustrated Man," but he has no connection with the film. In fact, he hadn't even read the script — and said ho wouldn't, unless they asked him. He and Steiger are friends, though, so he often comes by to watch the shooting. The logistics of this film are tremendous because through a third of it, Steiger is supposed to be tattooed from his neck to his feet. Because of the time it takes to make him up with the tattoos, the shooting schedule is a nightmare. "It takes three Hours to do these," Steiger said, holding up his hands to show the intricate designs covering the palms, the fingers and the backs of the hands. "M takes a day-and-a- half to do half a torso. It takes three days for the whole body, neck to toe. That's with six guys working on me. "At first, I felt like an emperor, with those six gu"s around. For about 37 minut-.l, that is. Then I felt like a lousy private." Steiger's life is governed, these days, by the tattoos. He can't wash or take a shower. He even has to watch how he blushes his teeth — or else the water will trickle down a finger and obliterate a design. "I made a deal with the studio," he says. "They have to supply me with linens and towels while I'm in this make-up. I wake up in the morning and the sheet is tattooed." Art director Joel Schiller experimented wiWi everything he could think, of, trying to get a make-up that lasted longer, yet still photographed like a tattoo. He considered — and rejected — dccals and painted body stockings. He tested different kinds of paints and wound up with one that is ordinarily used in the silk screw process. "With some people," Steiger says, "this make-up lasts a lot longer than it does with me. I've always had a problem with make-up. Actually, I've always had a skin problem — I had The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - (Second of Three) (Related Columns.) Q — Do butter, cream, olive oil, etc., contribute to the constipation of elderly persons? A — No food contributes to constipation in the sense of blocking the digestive tract or slowing the natural onward sweep of the contents of the intestines. Such.concentrated food as sugar, cheese and fats neither stimulate nor hinder the bowel. Constipation at any age Is due not to the presence of certain foods, but to the lack of sufficient bulk or roughage. Q — Whenever I am constipated, I have a headache. A laxative relieves this. What laxative is best? A — Constipation may cause difficult or painful evacuation but it is blamed unjustly for many other symptoms. Some other cause for your headaches should be sought. Q — Can chronic constipation cause the large bowel to stretch lengthwise and thus aggravate the constipation? X rays show that I have this condition. Would it be helpful to have a •And another WOSM (or net going abroad fe that fftcr will moke you feel PERSONALLY mponaOt for f Ae war it Vietnam.'" BrandsUdt portion of my colon removed? A — Constipation will not affect the length of the colon and the length of the colon will not aggravate your constipation. Some people have a longer colon than others, just as some have a longer nose. In neither case is there any cause for alarm. A woman might want to have her nose shortened for cosmetic reasons, but no one will know you have a long colon unless you tell them. So no surgery is advised. Q — I had pains in my right side and my doctor said I had a sluggish bowel. He has me taking Surfak. I am better, but I still have abdominal discomfort. What do you advise? A — Surfak, a sulfosuccinate, is a nonriritating, nonlaxative drug that softens the stool. Taken in too large a dosage, however, it can lead to overempty- ing the bowel. You should try to regulate your bowel by adjusting the amount of vegetable and fruit in your diet. If you must take a sulfosuccinate, try using a smaller dose or switch to a psyllium preparation (Konyl or Metamucil). Q — I have chronic constipation and have been taking Dialose every day. About once a week I don't take it because my stools become too loose. I have also taken Colact.. Is there • better drug? . • A — Dialose and Colace are, both sulfosuccinate preparations. For recommendations gee answer to previous question. Pleas* send your questions and comments to W a y n e G. BrandsUdt, M- D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brand- itadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. bad acne as a kid. Even today, my skin seems to drink up make-up. I put some on in the m o r n i n g and it's gone by lunch." So far, though, he's taking the punishment with good grace. He thinks it's a good part in a good picture, so worth the effort. This is his second straight . picture with director Jack Smight. They already have 'a winner in their previous one, "No Way To Treat a Lady," that could easily be an Oscar- nomination for Rod next year. . If he wins with "In the Heat Of the Night" this 'year, as many expect, he could be on his way to two in a row. Many people -.believe he is America's finest movie actor, and the question is often asked: K you win the Oscar three times running, do you get to retire it? "I'd like very much to win the Oscar," Rod says. "It would be a great honor, and would also help to get a bigger variety of parts. Even though I've been getting good ones lately, I'm always aware that there is nothing as insecure" as success. After every fat period, there is a fallow period.'" There is no sign of faljowness for Rod Steiger yet. After "The Illustrated Man," he does a romantic film with Claire Bloom in England. And then comes a big one — he'll play Hapbieon in his last years, with Peter 6'Tooler as Wellington. THE BT fTHSWELB ^^ COURIER KBWB THE CODRIE3 NEWS CO. •- Advertising I Salt National Adve Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. NM>< York, • 'Ihlcago 2a,,fOlt, At]«n,u>: Uempm* oCcond'Cii^s postkM&4>ivId . »t Bijthevllle.nSltT^ Keinbe. of the xsiocUMe Pwi .. SCBSORIPTIOMTP s -' T ~ i 8» carrier la the oltj ,. flue or mi lub-jrtnruttiwu wber* carrier service It m..lnutaw 350 Mr wee*, si JO per moatb. 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