The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1968 · Page 6
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Dousing the Sparks ':'J, In times of efisis It Seeffls, t>na tan always trust various politicians to rise above good sense in bringing firm-waving, thr'dat tightening Teas* --"bn to bear on the problems. And so it was this week. There wel'e Sell. 'John Mcdlellan, Gedi'ge Wallace and .^Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, doing- their bit by dousing the sparks of rebellion with their particular bl'ands of 100-octane vitriol, no doubt on the theory that it's far better to light one tiny conflagration than to cuf'se the darkness. The able and dedicated Senator McCIellan wrote another chapter of his personal insensitivity to the needs of a troubled people in making a hard-line, shoot-to-kill speech at . Harding College. Mr. Wallace told gathered Brigham Young University "students by telephone that he would —Repeal the open housing law if elect- "ed president and Mayor Daley issued :& perplexing shoot-to-kill order to Chicago police. ; The settings for two of the remarks are worthy of more than pasa- •ing interest. Harding College is more or less the Vatican City of the National Education Program, a sincere " enough free enterprise endeavor which is financed by the big names :6f American industry, including ;many utilities. As a matter of fact, . one of Senator McClellan's Senatorial colleagues has raised some interest- ing questions concerning the NEP, including sorne concerning the propriety 6f the use of notepfiyer money (so to speak) to finance such an ob. Viously political endeavor. While we don't believe It is proper or moral for utilities to make such Use of funds received fi'orrt the rate payer, still ahd all We don't suggest that utility executives \vho do this be Shot-at the drop of a gratuity. Ranking far ahead of lodtei's as a menace to American retail business 1 firms Is shoplifting. The FBI reports that frc-m i960 until 1966, shoplifting increased by an astounding 98 percent. Ybui' average shoplifter is a middle-Class housewife (that goes for Blytheville, too). However, ' we prefei 1 to let the shoplifter's punish-, metlt fit the crime.ahd would deplore any move on. Mayor's Dalgy's part to shoot shoplifters, who are, after alii only quiet looters. As for Mr. Wallace, well his remarks could not have been directed at a more inviting target than the audience of students who attend the school which -is directed by the Church of Latter Day Saints. This church knows a thing or t\V6 abbut race relations, having put the arm on the Utah Legislature to amend a fair employment practices law so aS to exempt the church, which is an employer of some significance in the state. (Lditor 5 note Herb Wight over in the hard news side and Webb Laseter, who rides shotgun for Herb, have had such success with their '. : Action Line that I thought the editorial (or Ivory tower) end. of the business might counter with something a little more cerebral and so was born: fiction Line ~."v Herewith I encourage you to mall your latest fiction and I will give you a mythical "answer, straight from the heart (or hip, as the case may be). Here are this week's •fictions: FICTION: Students at Blytheville High ; .fechoo! are being required to real Valley of the Dolls. _ Fiction Line Replies: Hardly. Students "..lit Blytheville High School are being re- -itjuired to read Tom Swift and the Flying -Sausage Making Machine (the expurgated Version) and .Mary Poppins Tours Pasa• dena. The hunt tor subversives at BHS probably was triggered when a student :. was found with a yellowed clipping of the Courier News In hit pocket and it was discovered to b* «n anti-war cartoon by Bill Mauldin. Investigation continues. The ^ House Uunamerican Activities Committee -Is interested and will come here if they ""are promised network television coverage, In which case BHS gets 20 percent of ; gross revenuei before expenses, sharing -Another 20 percent with mewbers of the AAA Etltera Oivlklon of UM Artanias Ath- letic Association. IB that clear? ¥ * V FICTION: They are going to riot. . Fiction Line Replies: They may if they can Work it into their schedule. Last night, for example, there was this big ice cream supper down at the church and . . . well, you know how things go, * * * FICTION: Smoking pot causes cancer. Fiction Line Replies: Smoking causes cancer, which makes the siiloking of pot very dangerous. If only these youngsteis could follow the Splendid example their elders have set for them and settle for getting smashed, but, oh, no, alcohol's not good enough for them. * * * FICTION: America Is headed for turbulence. Fiction Line Replies: Yeah, and after all these years of peace since Valley Forge. * ¥ ¥ FICTION: Non-profit bars are okay in Arkansas now. What does this mean? Fiction Line Replies: It means the Blytheville Country Club can continue serving liquor by the gulp. It also means that other non-profit organizations can do the came. If the rains keep up, this will come to includu many Blythevillo places of business. -H.A.H. Uncle May Caicli Tax Cheater Napping DEAR ABBY: I haven't been able to sleep very well lately. YOU see, I cheated a little on my income tax. (Deductions.) Any suggestions? SOli DEAR SOL: Send the internal revenue department : a check for ?1W. And if you still can't sleep, send the balance. DEAR ABBY: I just finished crying my eyes out over something that is not my fault. A very nice boy from school started dating me and I was on cloud nine. I was never popular, and he was like an answer to my prayers. Well, he just called me up and told me he couldn't date me anymore because his parents have forbidden him to. The reason was they heard that my older sister had a baby out of wedlock. (She did, but Abby, I hav« never dona one thing out of the way, so why should'! have to suffer for something my sister did?) I have even had girl friends tell me they couldn't go around with rae anymore be. causa of my sister's reputa* tion. I am not like my sister, and don't See Why people should hold this, against me* How can I prove that I am av "nice" girl When I have this against me? "MARKEB" IN SdMNTOK DEAR MARKED: Don't try to "prove" anything. People who are not willing to judge you on your own record are not worth having as friends. DEAR ABBY: Some new neighbors moved ifito our area, and we share a 2-party line. Abby, this WOfflaB Speak* a* good English as I, because I have heard her, but When IS Years Ago —In B/yHieVi»e •Capt. and Mrs. W. M. M6rs« of San Antonio have arrived to be the' guests of his 'parents, r. and Mrs. W. H. Morse, far Mr; and Mrs. J, 6. Dicks haVe returned from BHoxi where they attended a eonven- 'tion. Mr. and Mrs*. W. H. Stovall have returned from Little Rock where they attended the Arkansas Funeral Directors convention. . MISS' Em a del Swearengen, senior at Blytheville High School, has been chosen Red Razoo Sweetheart and will be crowned tonight by Jan Rayder, elub president, at a dande at the jayeee building in Her honor. she talks fin the phofl» she always speaks a foreign language, t consider this ah in* suit to me. What .do you think of * neighbor like this? BURNED UP DEAR BURNED, She's smart. She speaks ft foreign language beetliM* she sUs- pects that someone Way be listening. And she is 6b* viously right. DEAR ABBY: t WOUld lik« to say something to "A FATHER", who thinks children ought to be fed first BO,, he and his Wife c8B have 8. nice quiet dinner after he has put in a hard day's work. Who, 'may I ask, iS going to prepare 2 meals — one for the children and another one, later, for the Lord and Master? The eookt Sorry, w» don't have one. And Who is going to Io6k after tile ehildreil While fatl» «r and mother are ehjoyini their peaceful meal Without 1 children fighting and sflreani* ing? The nursemaid? Sorry, we don't have one of those either. Besides, if the kids art by themselves, Mather will probably have to get up and referee. Separate meals may work in somebody else's house, but liOt in dUfS. We all eat togeth> er. It's not always quiet and peaceful, But somehow we'll manage to live thru It . OHIO MOTHEft Everybody has a problems What's yours? Per a personal reply write to Abby, Bx 69700 Los Angeles, Cal,, 90089 and enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. ANP SIXTY-FIVE STARS IN-WSKV.. TV Notebook Crosby By JOAN CROSBY NEA Entertainment Editor NEW YORK - (rffiA) There's a lot that-can be said for Alexander Cohen, a flamboyant,'yet tasteful Broadway producer with plenty Of imagination. But the thing that may earrt him a place In soffle history book one day is the fast that he is producing an awards show and not once during the Course of the show will anyone say, '"The envelope, please." Cohen's production is Broadway '68: The Tony Awards, set for NBC-TV on April 21. Angela iansbury and Peter Ustinov are co-hosts. Presenters include Audrey . Hepburn, Robert Bowlet, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Eydie Gotme, SteVs Lawrence, Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey aftd Leslie Ug- gams. Not one of them will get to ask for an envelope. "Every awards show goes like this," Coheh said. "The presenter reads a .list of nominees, says, 'The Winner is — may I have the envelope please? Where are my glasses? Oh God, I can't get the envelope open. I'm so excited!' Every actor is up them trying to make a three ant play out of his one line." On the Tony telecast, an electronic theater marquee will light tip With the names of the nominees, a button will be pushed, and the winner's name will appear. Cohen, who rescued the Tony Awards from deteriorating into complete obscurity, did such a good job that last year's show has been nominated for an Emmy Award. The ghoW even got a rave review from the New York Times. Telecast this year on NBC- TV for the first time, from Id- li:30 on a Sunday night, opposite reruns on CBS and ABC, the show is expected to have an'audience of 50 million people. Last season, on another network with fewer stations, and opposite healthier competition, the show played to 25 million. Cohen, who has produced sucli Broadway show hits as Richard Burton's "Hamlet" and "Black Comedy," says he is seriously thinking of packaging Broadway productions for TV. "The entire New York legitimate theater, in a good year, plays to 12 million people at its peak. Here in one night we'll play to nearly five times that. I'm beginning to be hooked on playinj to W million people. by joan crosby "Special events has always afid they were beneficial to the volved, I think I might be In been my stock m trade. I -have been offered a lot for TV, but when the Tony. A-wafds came Broadway theater 1 . "Now I. like TV so much I am thinking of forming a TV along, they suited my talents production unit ahd letting in- the unique position of asking clients what their needs are and then designing shows for thetnV v ' • . ' : •'•:. ' The Doctor Says - by Wayne g.brandstadt; irud. - Brandstadi Q — There is a new theory that grapefruit before e a c h meal will not only curb the appetite but also burn up the fats and carbohydrates Ih the system. Is this true? A - No, to both parts of the question. Grapefruit is o f t e a given as a first course to stimulate the appetite. It can't both curb and Stimulate. Neither does it have any mysterious burning power, despite the claims of the fad-of-the-month club. Q — Would you recommend tomato juice for arthritic patients? What foods are best for elderly peple? A - There is lid fipecifle diet for arthritis. Insofar as tomato juice may be a part of a well- balanced diet, it ean be taken as a food, not as a treatment, far arthritis. Elderly persons need a balanced diet just like everybody else. Unfortunately, a lot of them, for One reason or another don't get it. Q — I am 85 and have been warned by friends against eating cheese. I have eaten about a pound a week for many years with no ill effects that 1 know of. In the last two months, my nails have been breaking. Could eating so mUch' cheese be the reason? A — NO <-"• cheese is good for yoU, A latik of an adequate amount of vitamins A and D in your diet is one possible cause for your brittle nails. Q — Will eating top m u 6 h black pepper do any.h^rrn? Does it Have'any beneficial effect? A — Too much of anything is harmful, In small amounts, pepper stimulates the appetite but in persons with pe.ptic ulcer, hiatus iierhia,, gall bladder dis- sease or any Other condition calling for a bland diet, this stimulation becomes an irritation. The amount of tolerance i6t highly spiced foods .varies Wide*' ly from person to .person and in the same person at different times in his lite. ' ." Q — What is the .vegetable gum that I find listed as an ingredient Of many packaged foods? Why is it' added to foods? A — The gums used as additives include carob bean, car- ragheen. (Irish' mos_s) and guar. All are harmless. They are added to insure a smoother com sistency, 'prevent separating of some of the components and to guard against evaporation of the flavor in volatile oils. Q ~ I have heard that raw cabbage juice will cure an ulcer but may cause stomach cancer. Is this true? A — Fresh cabbage juice has been used in the treatment of peptic ulctt but h»8 never gSta- ed wide acceptance, tt will not cause cancer. Please tend your questions and comments to W*yn«' G. Brandstadt, M.D., in carls ot this paper, Whllt 1», Bf»hd- sladt cannot answer Individual letters, he will aniwtf letttrs ef |«ntral Interest Ii> hltin* cot umns. "I think in a year's time we will be telecasting, plays frflm Broadway, It's inevitable, I Would like to do them in an actual performance for TV and that means'I will be doing it. 1 don't Usually think I would like to d& something without doing It, i see no reason why . plays like 'There's a Qirl in My SDUp' of 'The Price' Or •The Prime of Miss Jean sro. die' couldn't be teleeast llv» from a Broadway theater with an audience watehlng. So mi small amount of restagmg would be necessary for th« camera, but not enough to spoil the audienee's Viewpoint" WOEIJ)ALMAMQ FACTS In the iMOs, Peru, whosft commercial flih catch had been negligible, suddenly caught ilp .with ana sur' passed Japan, long thft world's No, i fishing nation! Most of the Peruvian eaten, however, is not destined fof Human consumption, a 1966, Peru harvested 9.6ft million tons of fish ( ' Japan 7.79, Soviet RUssla &.S)9 and the t)nited : States 2.?7. •unit, outside sVmiies'ndTua*~V per year payable In advaan. . •< Mn'l subscriptions ire not accMt- Cemrlh '• NIWs carrier service • 11 sa|'\Mc^4^« .K t % l .^iJl%S. ri V New * *»«»* no re9poiuiDtlii« for ptttitogrMllii laanucript. engravings ' tr tttlta left with It tor posstbft public*3ST Blythevnie.(Ark.j Courier Niwi ,;-pi(tisu'••••.'.- '• Friday, April is, Ifett

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