THt 0» T* MOUT ASSAM, DB. KW4, B THff W TOR* «(Vf ttlft YOU What Deluge? That deluge of candidates which was due to follow the political rever- . ; sals of 1966 has not materialized for ; this summer's Democratic primary. The reasons probably are many. But a term in any governmental ' (or public) position during the next two years does not promise to be fun -.and games. It will be a time of grave • responsibility. An American political cliche once was mouthed by candidates who assured voters that they '- sought to serve out of a sincere desire to "serve my country (or state, or city)." This sincerity is going to be tested in depth during these coming years when offering as a candidate will be in itself evidence of a desire to serve. The need for good men in the service of their people, in other words, continues to be great. The Republicans, of course, hope to produce candidates on a large scale for the November general election, and especially for the Legislature. However, they probably are discovering that good men, who are willing to put their names on the ballot, are hard to find. Underlying this may be the new American's preoccupation with noninvolvement. If so, it is unfortunate. It's going to take a heap of involvement to make America move ahead during this next decade- Of OtL« Concessions Needed To sit and watch a baseball game leaves something to be desired on the part of the spectator. This is especially true and noticeable at the Arkansas State Univer- - sity baseball games. What is the void? It is mainly in the lack of refreshments being offered at the : games. ' Soft drinks, hot dogs,.popcorn and can- ; day are provided to football and basketball spectators during the cold months of fall and winter, but why aren't they provided during the hot months of spring to the spring sports spectators? The main argument in the past against the sale of refreshments at the baseball games has been that there'have not been enough spectators to support a concession stand. However, perhaps there are not enough refreshments to support the spectators. There has been an increase of interest in spring sports within the past few years on the ASU campus on the part of the students. This interest is mainly due to a greater emphasis on and interest in the sports, to the win-loss records compiled in recent years and to the growth in the student body of the University. The problem now is to keep and build more interest for the students. This can be achieved in part with the addition of concession stands. The stands could be set up by, perhaps, one of the bottling companies in Jonesbbro, thus providing advertisement for the company as well as refreshments to the fans. A great deal of money is spent by the University each year on tts spring sports. Why not encourage spectator participation in these sports by providing refreshments? — Steve Murray, in the Arkansas State University Herald Herman Davis Monument We would like to express our grateful appreciation to Jim Cheadle and the American Legion for all the time and hard work involved in the effort of restoring the Herman Davis statue in the Herman Davis State Park. The statue is an exact replica of the original one which was vandalized last year. Speaking of Jim Cheadle: The people in Manila and the area west of the lake . need to elect a legislator to represent us in the State Legislature. Jim Chbadle, as son-in-law of the late Representative Gene Fleerhan, is well-known locally and at the state Capitol by many of the state legislators, having worked for two sessions. If the citizens of this, area give him some encouragement, he might be convinced to run. He would make a good representative and have an excellent chance to win. Mr. Cheadle and other good candidates from this area should be urged to enter the race. If you have any suggestions as to who would make a good representative address a "letter to the editor" In care of the Sentinel.—Manila Sentinel Armed Ticket-Puncher If our more or less great society continues to be plagued by one of its somewhat annoying symptoms — tht frequent -hijacking of planes by Cuban-bound good neighbors — U. S. airlines may have to Install a relic of the bad old Western day* when peace and safety were assured by having someone ride shotgun. — Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle " ' Scaf or Sfay When. Cat Gives Birth DEAR ABBY: About the couple who wanted to know if their four - year - old should watch the cat have her kittens? Cats do not like for people to watch the birth of their kittens. It makes them nervous. Sometimes they will become so upset and confused, they will take off, leaving their new-born kittens to starve. I regret to say that I have watched this cat birth with bad results. Why doesn't this couple look up some farmer who has a sow about to become a mother and arrange for a look- see? Much more interesting, and the sow couldn't care less if the President of the United States was watching. CAT LOVER DEAR ABBY: By all means children should witness the birth of kittens, puppies, cows, pigs and any other animals whenever possible. We are a farming family, and have been raised on farms for three generations, and there never was any mystery about such things. I think farm - reared children have a m u c h more wholesome attitude.about sex than . city kids because they live so close to Nature. KANSAS READER DEAR ABBY: If parents want to give their little ones an education in how kittens come into the world, better make sure the mother cat is in on it. We had the same idea, TWICE, and both times the cat sneaked off and had her kittens where no one could watch her. Cats are funny. They don't like an audience. M. AND H. DEAR ABBY: Tell that couple who asked whether they should allow their small children to watch a cat have kittens and here is one couple who have done so, and recommend it highly; That one experience answered a lot of questions that we could not have answered nearly so well in words. A SUGGESTION, HOWEV- ER: Try to get a mbther cat who has already had a litter. The first time is sometimes more difficult for the mother cat, and it may frighten the children. DEAR ABBY: If anyone had asked me whether they should allow their children to see a cat give birth, I would have told thm to give the poor cat her privacy. We raise sheep, and at lambing time, we respect the ewe's natural instinct, and allow her to wander off by herself. T5 Years Ago — In Blythevill* Mrs. A. G. Hall, Mrs. Ed Dicks, Mrs. John McHaney and Mrs. Loy Welch were guests when Mrs. J. C. Ellis was hostess to members of the Town and Country Club for an afternoon of bridge. A four and three quarter acre plot adjoining the school grounds has been purchased by the Cooler Lions club for a park and a playground. Plans for establishing the park began i n 1951. Cattle in an open field will instinctively circle a cow that is calving in order to give her privacy. I have seen it happen. If the bright little lad asks where babies come from, tell him a lie! Tell him the old stork story. He'll love it. After all, he enjoys the Santa Claus story, doesn't he? All kids love "way out" stories. The more fantastic, the better. The "bright" kids of 15 and 20 years ago who were told EVERYTHING so truthfully and completely, now have the baby homes filled with unwanted offspring. After all, they knew it all. What was there left to do but experiment? COUNTRY DWELLER' DEAR COUNTRY DWELLER: There is not enough space in this column to tell you how wrong I think you are, and "knowing everything — truthfully and completely" has never corrupted anyone.Ignorance — not truth — corrupts. reply write to Abby, Box 6970J Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. For Abby's booklet "How To Write Letters For All Occasions." THE BI fTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COUBIEB NEWS CO. C W. HAINE&, PUBLISHES BARRY A. SADIES Assistant Publisher-Editor QENE AUJS1TN Advertising Manager 'Bale National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New 7or6, f!b}cai20 Esurolt, Atfanta, Memp&^v aecond-class postage pa«l Rt Blytheville. Ark. ilembev of the Assoclbtec. Preoi SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blyt-he* rule or any autulban towju whert carrier service Is maintained 35c per week. S1.50 per month. By mail within & radius ol TO miles. $3.00 per yeai $3.00 tor A2 months £30" fo p threto months, b? mall, outside 5j miles radius 118.00 per year payable In advance. Mb') subscriptions are not accented in towns and cities where Th« Courier News carrier service Is maintained. w ° n subscriptions art payable In advance. Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal NOTE: The Courier Ntews ftssum»ffl no responsibility for photographs manucript, engravings or mats left with it for possible publication. PBBBH/.HBE5THE /omo FAMOUS sou PROFLVINSHIS PRIVATE JET TO H£ HAS BEEN IMTEPTB (WiNTrlE MASTERS 60LF TOURNAMENT. /'I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ) ( AUSU5TA BEFORE.. .) q I'LL (TOAStf &W WITH ARNOLD ANP WINNIE! TV Notebook by Joan crosby Crosby NBA Entertainment Editor NEW YORK— (NEA) — That great unseen mass of people between New York and Los Angeles is extraordinary underestimated by the people who run TV. That's an opinion shared by a lot of people but which belongs, at the moment, to Alan King, who just finished expressing it. "I travel, from places like Kansas City to Jacksonville,"he said, "and don't change one joke. The audiences know everything, which is the contribution TV has made. It has educated the hinterlands until there are no hinterlands." But now that they are educated, TV is guilty of playing down to them, King feels. For his forthcoming NBC-TV special, Comedy Is King, set for April 11, King wanted to do a spoof of some of TV's habits. "I have what I consider a most audacious monologue in which I work over TV executives. I heard remarks that said I was going on TV to attack it. They said some of it was funny for night clubs, but not TV: I found TV executives feel the medium is very personal to them. They forget there are 30 million people watching who don't care about executives. "How can a TV executive make an important decision if he's not sure of his own convictions. They are all hanging by a thread." King is one of the few men to pay a compliment to Jiia Aubrey, formerly CBS head. "I made four pilots under him and at least he made decisions." Would King make another pilot? "Nothing would ever lead me to a series. I've gone through that and I'm too old and tired to go through it again. I would like to do a couple of specials like Comedy Is King every year." was finally scheduled as a one- shot on TV and the night it was due to be on, it was pre-empted for a special about the Warren Report, which had just been released, t decided someone was trying to tell me something »b,out my acting." So Douglas, who has a wide The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - Q — What is conjunctivitis? What causes it? What happens if it is not treated? Why would my doctor order warm compresses to my eyes? A — This is an inflammation of the mucous lining covering the inner surface of the lids and reflected back over the white'portion of the eyeball, ft may be caused by any kind of irritation, such as rubbing the eyes with dirty or sweaty fingers, exposure to ultra violet or direct sunlight, overindulgence in alcohol, errors of refraction, allergies and infection. If it is not treated, it is likely to become chronic. Although warm compresses sometimes helo, most doctors prefer cold compresses applied for 15 to 20 minutes three times a day. Q — My eyes feel scratchy. Could this injure my eyes? An eye specialist had' me get some eye drops but they did not help. Is there any cure for this condition? Q — When you feel as though a foreign body is in your eye, your doctor should determine whether such a body is .present or the feeling is due to con- Poor James Douglas nearly got pre-empted out of his career. Before he moved to Peyton Place, where he plays Steven Cord, Douglas made a pilot filmed on location hear Boston about a young man who returns to his home town, after living in New York, and becomes chief of police. "We came close to selling. It Bnmdsfadt junctivitis. A foreign body can injure the eye by scratching the cornea and causing a corneal ulcer. Conjunctivitis won't injure your eye but it is very uncomfortable. The treatment depends on the cause. In most victims soothing eye drops relieve the distress. If an infection is present, yellow oxide of mercury ointment'or an Antibiotic may be needed. If the cause is an allergy, 'contact wit' the allergen must be eliminated. • Q — What are steroid injections and what are they given for? A — Steroid hormones are drugs of the cortisone group. They are given to combat acute inflammatory . conditions but are hot so valuable for chronic inflammations because of their undesirable . side effects.. These include moon face, peptic ulcer and osteoporosis. . Q — Is it ' true cortisone caus.es cancer?. :' A — No! If.this was true the Food and Drug Administration would hot permit its sale. A — .My son had cat-scratch fever. The lymph nodes in his right armpit ; had to be opened and drained. What is the cause of this disease? How does it affect the cat? ' A — This misnamed disease. Is caused by a virus that is common in our environment. It could just as well be called pin scratch or thorn scratch disease. It doesn't affect the cat any more than it affects the pin that carries it unawares. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannt answer individual letters, he will answer letter! ef general interest in future columns. and wonderful smile he never gels to use on Peyton Place, just about made a decision to quit acting, move to northern California with his family, and concentrate on writing. Then Peyton Place came along, and he was cast as the sinister young man who was supposed to be very villainous. But he caught on with the public, and he suddenly became a pillar of virtue. Eight now, his character isn't acting too virtuously, but viewers know it's merely because he's a wee bit upset by his wife divorcing him to remarry her ex. Enough to unsettle any man. But back to that business of pre-emptions. Douglas was not supposed to be on Peyton Place long, and he had. very little to do in the way of displaying his ability in the first episodes in which he appeared.-But finally he had a good, long, dramatic scene with Ruth Warnck, who played his mother. "Only the night that was supposed to be on," he says with a rueful smile, "it was pre-empted locally for a special about a lunar probe." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Mews Page Six Tuesday, April 9, 1968 Nevada, The, World m^hac report s, ranks seventh among over 30 states which receive revenues from various forms of legal betting. : It is far. outstripped by Nci? York, leader in this field. Nevada took in $17,248,679 in gambling taxes and fees'in 1966 while New York was reaping a harvest of i148,50V 956 in race track revenues •nd bingo fees.
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