The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 15, 1968
Page 6
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A FELLOW IN MV POSITION HAS TO WrVTCH HI5 Two Decades of Services This month, Blytheville says goodbye to one qf its moat faithful public servants, City Clerk W- I- Malin retires April 30 after some 20 years of service in this office. Mr. Malin has served with great competence and selflessness in a job which most often is thankless, but vital to the operation of city government. The entire community owes him its gratitude for the two decades he has . attended to the taxpayer's fiscal business. We regret to see him leave. * * . * Mr. Malin's departure serves to point up the almost cruel weaknesses of the 1872 Arkansas constitution. Mr. Malin's very important civic office, for example, is limited to a $5,000 annual salary — the same salary limit which is set on the mayor, county judge, sheriff and various 1 other county functionaries. This salary certainly does not enhance the prpgpepts of preventing men such' as JJr. Ma'iu f rQW seeking retirement at a somewhat early moment, Arkansas simply iflust do something about these intolerable conditions wjiich are imposed pn. public office holders by the state's constitution. •*• * * It should be greeted -as happy news by Blytheville citizens that Vice Mayor Depiiy Wilson-has agreed to remain in tjiat position for an as-yet-undetremined span, of- time. Mr. Wilson contini)es to worj? quite h^rd at his job as substitute mayor. In view of tlje mounting com-, plexity of mayoralty chores, the City Council and Mayor Tom A. Little may want to continue the practice of electing one of its members to serve as vice mavoi' as a means of easing the burden of the city's primary office. Of OtL» Crisis of Change A crisis of change has reached a new level of critical 'impqrtance in a nation where the. dream of freedom has contributed to a nightmare in human relations and social action. A man who sought more freedom for the people he led has been m.UJ'dered by a man who obviously could not understand the responsibility freedom imposes on men. This is a time that tests the mettle of our era in the crucible of history. Hafe can become molten in its fury in such moments. Love has been known to lift men above such blind hate in great nobility and vie-, tory, even in death. Tin's is an experience that raises once again the question, "Was man bum to be free?" If we answer "yes 1 ', we must support the right of all to ail aspects of that preferable state. If we answer "no", we must incltide self in Uiase who are not capable of assuming such a birthright. We think that to date the answer can only be "perhaps", if man can ever learn to bridle animal instincts with spiritual in- sigMs, We believe that history shows mankind is learning that restraint. But he is learning In a painfully 5)0.1? inanner> It is a process that has bj'ouglit the cond> tion we know, today, the orisig of change, to other generatiphs aorogs recgrd^fi his? tory. I We take ourselvfjs, our lives, pur put/ rage( pur.suffering, our property and even our national fate jqq seriously if we view what ha? happened thjs week in the United States and its cities and tq its people as Miiique in. the annals of men. Tllis is another painful milestone in mankind's slqw jqyney toward understanding- It is a -journey that began with the dawn of consciousness in the human mind which led inevitably to the concept of God and conscience in the human rea,im.. it is a journey that finds its culmination not in national prosperity or collective cultural achievement but in each man's conscience when he perceives the ultimate truth of "God is love". As more men have perceived across centuries, more have lived in the dignity of comparative freedom. So it will be in centuries and milleniums to come as a result of our present crisis qf change and those yet to be.—Marked Tree Tribuna Damaging Rumors The reputations of several persons In this area have been severely damags in the last 72 hours as a result of rumors concerning their arrest for the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther Xing. This has been particularly true in Pemiscot County,' where several persons have reportedly been arrested, questioned and even Charged with the assassination of the .Negro leader. Perhaps two factors contribute to these rumors: the statement of Memphis police officers that the search for (he slayer had extended Into the Boolhee! and the ownership of« white Mustang, which was allegedly the car used by the slay«r, u It ii of frwi **nrvioi to Uw perwni mentioned }n connection with the slaying, and we are hopefw) that the mere ownership of a white Mustang automobile will not be cause for unnecessary and damaging rumors. Most certainly it should not be. We are also hopeful that federal, state and Iocs! officials will h« able, to announce an arrest before fqo long; the cause of justice will be greatly strengthened when police are able to wrap up the King slay- Jng, In the meantime, we urge Boolheel residents to exercise responsibility and to remember that no one is guilty until proven 10. Rumors nqtwlthstanding.-Daily Dunk- llo Pemacrit (Kewpit, Mo.) Mind-Redding Wasn't Necessary DEJAR ABBY: I went to a cocktail party where there were about 50 people jugt mill* ipg around making small talk.. A rather sexy looking gal spotted me from across th« room and pretty soon she was beside me starting up a conr versation. When I realized that she had more than » casual interest in me, I thought I'd better put her straight, so I told her I was a married man. She then asked, '"'Happily?" I think that was an extremely personal question fiff one stranger to ask another, What d« you suppose she had in mjnd? CARL PEA8 CARL: Some enchanted evening. BEAfl ABBY: I know that most small 'boys have 3 natural aversion tq sgap and water, but at what age is a boy supposed to start keeping himself re.asen8b.iy clean? I have a sen, 13, and you wouldn't believe how he detest? soap ant) wafer. And to top jt off, he doesn't evei\ want to wear §oekg : The answer j get is, "If Huek Finn could go without shoes, I can go Without socks," ""When he comes heme frwn. school grimy and sweaty, and I tell him t» shower hefor* supper, he. tells me he had a shower in gym, SQ he doesn't, have to shower at home• And he climbs int* bed at night, exhausted, with dirty hair and filthy feet. You should see the bed sheets; You would, think he had been wising in the qpal mines, And he sleep? iptil the last minute In th«> morning so he «an't shwer then, 0' please, Abby, ho* can I clean up this kid? I don't knew how much longer i can take it HIS MOTHiR D3AR MOTHIR: Cleanliness shoHld Hf>i be "optional." It should be mandatory, and if yanj m 8t age ja, does not keep WaueU reasonably clean, offer to give trfm.'a bath. ¥911 may Sav« to Start ^dressing him, HI bet he moves! BgAR ABBY: A year ago I fe}J in Jove with a girl I'll call "Mary." We.started to date, and I begani? serious about her, She was 18 and j was 24. She was beautiful and the nicest girl 'I had ever *, To tnt the win perfect. I was er«?y aver her and she never let me ten her. it was the first time in my life that a girt ever "tam« fd me down," i finally fold hil faved her IS Ago piytheville's Soheol BUtriet i! conducting negotiations (or the purehas* pf the remainder ef the Week n which Itsnii schoql is located, W, «, Nieh- oison, sujjeritidentent of selwl* said today, The land Is needed to expand the limited play* ground facilities at the school, Mr- Jesse M., White, Mr>, W. A, Opbyns, MM..G, W,'P8* latmnty and Mrs, W, 1 , Kidd are in Clarendon attending a two , day meeting ef the last ' Lt. 3,' Henry, who is statianed at, Philadelphia, .has arrived t« spend » IS » day furlough here,. Airman first Class James Martin, whs has spent a SMay leave here with relative?, ha? returned ta Broqks Air For«». Base at San Antonio, . and wanted to msrry her, Sh» reused wins she didn't love me, and we shouldn't see ea«h ether any more, In anger I violated her and cot so carried away I beat her up se badly she ended up In » hospital. I still love her, Abby, and I think maybe she cares seme' thing for me because she nev* er told on me, I have been trying and trying to apologise, but she wen't even see me. Don't you think she should ferpive and forget? J have learned a lot In the last year. She always reads your column, Maybe she'll "see this and give me another chance. TURNEO DOWN PEAR THRNE0 DOWN: Steer elm of the girl, A!? the yei) escaped punishment from the law, I advise you to tore yourself In and ask to tell yoiff troBbles to 8 doer <or. You appear to be a very «iek yeunj man who needs freateeit, The reason the gjrinever "told OB yen" was NOT beeaiise she "eares" for yflu, but probably to svold unpleasant publicity, which wmrwifgrtwiate be* cause it left yen free to "vjfr late" otherst Everybody Has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply wri'e to Abby, Box 89708, LOS Angeled, Cal» 90069 and enclose a «tamp» ed, self/addressed envelop*. FOR ABBVS BOOKLET, "HOW TO HAVE A WELY WEDDING," SEND «,«0 TO ABBY, BOX S97W, LQS A.NGELES, CAL., tmt, *«£.?,! _. _______ TBB (3QURIES NEWS OO. c . Assistant Publlsler-Edltar 1 QENE Bale National Aeive EfpresentMf?e Wallace \Y(jm§F Co Bl Sr ! Lr rS ervfoe'li-lSSa^«l ! 35opS ^y' mall within s ™"W V Sfl mill?. 88,80 per ye«, 15.00 Mr its months. S3.0i> tor tfires r®y mall, outside 5j mile* : PfJjHS^gSJ?!?!?.*? . r " fd In ' " Co.ufie TB« pp responsi ro'anuortDt." engr& Wt witi Cannel at Bay * by ward g@nnt! - Cairnet By WARD CANNEL HEW YQRK (NBA) ' Along with everybody else, we were quite surprised at Sen. Kennedy's decision to try for the Democratic party's presidential nomination. It has been our undeMsnd- Ing that Sen. Kennedy's only ambition - as he said so often during the last campaign — was to be a dedicated, hart working senator for the pop}! of New York. We must also confess iflS.t ni» announcement to run for the. presidency was an even greater surprise, coming as it d.ici inv mediately after his tinderwhe'in- Ing V per cent vote in $? Ne * Hampshire primary election. "So that will show you what a'childlike notion we have about politics. A.S we understand it now, after a careful reading of the political analysis, Sen, Kennedy's decision was no surprise at all. Quite the contrary, in The theory seem? to be that there is a vast national Kennedy sentiment which has been lying dormant waiting to be galvanized by his entrance into the race — much the way Sleeping Beauty in the children's bedtime story waited to be awakened by Prince Ghawning's kiss. Well, that may be 'true: As W9 said, ours i? a v « r y childlike notion anput the way the world is run- Consequently, we do not know much abo,ut politics- But on the other hand, we know a great deal about bedtime stories. And the plain fact is, they are not what they used' to be. And $>< as a public service for li. ?. senators and others who .have not been keeping up with the change In kiddie' literature, we would like to recount the modem version of; The Sleeping Beamy Caper Once upon a time there wai this here princess who had everything which any broad cfluld want i- a color TV, a guaran^ tccd income and very high ideals. One day, while she was slipping down to the portcullis for a fix:, she tripped on a loos« ered, it card and copped out. Naturally, nobody could awaken her M Uwri ww an «W midwive?' (ale to the effect that this wss her thing and she. would have ot work it out for herself, So, they took he? to s near? by samps, waived the prere- and left her to sleep it off, And there she slept, guarded by a few vestigial Vir- The Doctor Says - by wqyni g, brgndsfadt/ m,d -.' Many a child who does poorly in. sghoq} is thought to he mentally' retarded or of low intelligence when the pause of the. trouble is not in the brain but is poor vision or hearing. Testing (or thise defects', however, should never be d^ferr^d until the child has "stsfted schoflj, Last week I briefly discussed a common visual d.fjf§st.. 'Dlfs?'' live hearing Js even harder to detect than pqor vision hut new techniques are ma.kin| tt possible to lest the hearing in early infancy, This i§ ^ By observing the brain waves in an ej?ctj8jn?e|halopm 98 squndg are delivered' to |35h qf the shiUl'8" eaja seprateiy throyih ew phones- A mother should suspect that her child does not hear ngrm,a> ly if he fails to say recognizable words by the age of }8 months i if he is not startled by a sudden Iqud np.ise; if he capnot be sgpthed by hearing his mother's voice without seeing her; or .if hg prefers to. play~quj?tly by himself. As soon as there is the slightest suspicion of defective hear- iijg your ^hjld S.hotid hj BERRY'S WORLD Insl fey » physician an^ If his hesaring is found ts be subnor- fiia} h| sh9M!d be placed under expert, c.are, The ewlie? cor- re'ojjve ineasypeg sre starred the better- the results wjjl be. Q = C^n a child <? any type Qf worm? froni playing with dogs or cajs? A W Although the belief that pets spread intestinal worms to pemje. i§ wmrnQn, there is no evidence that they ds and m'uph evidence that they do not. Th§ benefits that a child wjll derive, fram' caring for a live dog er paj. fff outweigh the remot? hajard of his catching a d]^ ea^ from the pet. Q — My daughter, 3, love§ ts up newspapers and PHt the sciapg" in her mouth. Would the ppint on the papers harm her? qpuld. she choke on the paper? A — An infant .will put ajiy- ting in her mouth that'she can' i;ejch. This is her way. of (earn? ing. Mostchildren, finding ne.p ing. Most children, finding ne'ws paper not yery appetiging, ffA^ ly 'turn their attention to other fate., Newspaper is ma*? froffl wo^ pulp and the ink frofli jajnp W«ck with a solvent that Iml evaporated before your daughter gets around to chewing it.'So the paper is not apt. tft m«,p her lick; ...•"' she. wwW b« no mow. likely to choke oh the paper than on Anything else she puts in her Please send your question) «VJ comments to Wayh« 6i Elrandstadt, M. D., )n can of thii paper. While Dr. Brand- Itadt cannot answer individual »««««, h« will answer leU*r» «{general interest in future «1' ''' ' gins, -as the years passe4. And then one Wednesday afternoon, along the road cornel a knight in shining armor. It is Prinqe Charming whl is diabolically opposed to thl way the kingdom is being run. He has came to save the land from the old king's policies — especially the one about mashing peas with bis spoon. Suddenly, Prince Charming sees Sleeping Beauty. It is lov« at first sight. He climbs off his machine and Kisses her. And with that, she awakens, gets up, and mugs him. NOW, this being a bedtime story, there is a moral at tha end. And as it is a political bedtime story, there is a moral for every taste, to wit: MORAL: Girls aren't what they used to be. MORAL: Nowadays any Wednesday afternoon can become a toiight in shining armor. MORAL; Jf you'd be king, let sleeping beauties lie," Slytheville (Ark,) qpurier pa§a s te Monday, Anni js, Modern Japanese hit top speeds «(18Q j^.p.ft on the f qHyp-Qigkamm The World • Almanac sayg, They average 101.1 m.p.h, on the 320.1-mile trip, fhteft <h?y make in thrw hours, if) minutes, despite Stops at Nagoya and Kyoto, B88h frajii has 12 air-cqjH 4Hiene4 pars, is equipprf with shops and public telei Phones and can seat 9W ions. The New Tokaidl I operates SSsucbtiail

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