The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1968
Page 6
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Tell Busy Wife The Picnic Is Over DEAR ABBY: We have been married (or over on* year, and I can't remember the last time Eve cooked a hot meal for me. She is so busy with her bridge club, garden club, and book club that she doesn't have time to cook. She comes home at 6 p.m. and serves me a cold meat sandwich with tome potato chips on a paper plate, and that is supper! I give her a generous allowance for groceries, but there is never anything to eat in the house. We have no children yet, so if 1 get mad enough, I could just pick up and leave. Any suggestions? . EVE'S HUSBAND DEAR HUSBAND: The next time you're served a cold meat sandwich and potato chips on a paper plate, tell Eve that the "picnic" is over. And also tell her that at one time EVE was the only woman in the world, bat times have changed, so • she'd better turn over a new leaf. DEAR ABBY: My son is 23 years old, already has his years in the service behind him, and is now making a good living in a body and fender business in partnership with his brother. I'.should add that my son has supported himself since the age of 15 and is a very good boy who never gave me any trouble, He has a girl -I'll.-call Jane. They have gone together for three years and want to get married soon. Jane has just turned 21. The problem is Jane's mother. She won't let Jane get married until my son OWNS a home of. his own and has f2,000 in the bank. Abby, my son has a real nice apartment completely furnished and ready for Jane to move into. He has a good car (paid for) and he doesn't owe a cent. They love each other, and I can't see where Jane's mother has any right to put such a big stumbling block in their road. I would like your opinion. THE BOY'S MOTHER 75 Year* Ago — In BIythtviH* Blytheville's City Council last night adopted an ordinance to sell $125,000 in bonds to T. J. Kaney and Sons of Little Rock to pay for acquisition of land in connection with air base reactivation. Mrs. 0. W. McCutchen, Mrs. Eugenia Jenkins of Steele and Mrs. Jim Rolesoa are in Little Bock where they are participating in the City of Roses bridge tournament. Capt Clarence Webb has arrived to spend a 30 • day leave here after spending the past 22 months in Korea. Mrs. Ross Hughes Jr. and Mrs. W.-.H. Morse of San Antonio were guests yesterday when Mrs. Byron Morse entertained with a luncheon at t h e Country Club for members ot the Thursday Club. DEAR MOTHER: A 21- year-old fir! doew't need her mother's leial «*a«nt to marry, w If Jane i» willing to wait MtU the man she marries meets her mother's qualifications, perhaps Jane isn't mature enough to marry anyone yet. DEAR ABBY: Your recent column on who should say "grace" when a clergyman is a guest will be a great help to hosts who may be faced with that dilemma. But you would do the clergy a tremendous service if you were to print this, which is also related to the saying of "grace": To whoever is in charge of the programs for civic groups and service organizations: Any lay person can offer the invocations and benedictions at such meetings, w please don't feel that you must ask a clergyman. We are frequent' ly "invited" to break into our busy days to rush downtown to some hotel just to say a short prayer that could have easily been »ld by anyone, thank you. Repectf utty, INDIANA PASTOR (No name, please, I have to live in this town.) CONFIDENTIAL TO "A FAILURE": "A failure at tt? Don't be fooliih. Keep trying. Sometimes ifs the last key of the bunch that opens the door. Everybody has a problem. What' yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Bex WOO, Los Angeles, Cat., 10069 and enclose a stamped, telf-addressed envelope. FOR ABBY'S BOOKLET, "HOW TO HAVlS A LOVELY WEDDING", SEND fl.W TO ABBY, BOX 19700, LOS ANGELES, CAL., MOW. Blytbevffle (Ark.) Courier New* Page Six Thursday, April 25,1964 The Winnah! tor a Wt there ft looked as if the biennial Arkansas Obfuscation Awaid for bringing forth the first non-issue of th« gubernatorial campaign would not be given this year. But the committee may reconvene any time now. The actual announcement of the award will be a technicality. Bruce is back. That would be Bruce Bennett, one of the great humorists in the history of the Arkansas attorney general'* office. Mr. Bennett this week announced M s j candidate for governor. In the process he promised the Arkansas voter, that this state will not become "a. haven for rioters, looters, ot arsonists^ Don't you feel better now? And don't those looters and arsonists feel worse, though? Wherever will they go? Could it be that they'll go to Detroit and Newark? Well, anyway, if Mr. Bennett is elected, they'll simply have to close up shop hereabouts and good riddance, we'd say- Mr. Bennett further enhanced his stature as a nominee for the non- issue award when he recalled the 1957 desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School. Most of the trouble, he said, was due to "outside agitators." Yes, that may be true, but there also was this governor who closed the school and stationed the national guard outside it in defiance of "law and order," (gotta grab those catch phrases when and where yoa can). And there was Bruce Bennett, who opted for political expediency in the Central disgrace as well as elsewhere. Finally, we think that one of Mr. Bennett's remarks at his announcement press conference is nearly Freudians "I won six out of eight races, which is a pretty good track record." Jvie wUl net t» prtoU* at th« iwmwt K <Utun to tlw «dltM am •«lcoin«il. ttej u» mbjKt to ciltOtt, bowent, «n9 must b> BltBM, th« wtitti. No letttn wUl b« retnmrt.) • Dear Sir: The recent arUcles dealing with the administration and admission practices of : the Mississippi County Hospitals were most informative and I am sure your staff did everything possible to obtain the facts of the case, but it remains clear that med• ical treatment, like justice, is for those who can afford it. The Hospital Board stated the practice was to admit any case described as an emergency by a physician. What about the impoverished element of our community, . and they do e?ist in large numbers, who have not the funds to acquire a family physician who would t be in a position to declare an illness in the family as an emergency? Suppose one of these families ha.d a child suddenly stricken with some unknown ailment 'at 2:00 A.M. The frantic parents rush "the child to "their." County Hospital only to be told that a Doctor must request admission. They have neither a Doctor, finances, nor Blue Gross (at le?st two of the three being mandatory). They are then most courteously as?iste<J by an order- ly in placing the unfortunate victim back into the auto or ambulance for the trip to Memphis and immediate medical attention, provided by the benevolent taxpayers rf the City of Memphis, who view medical treatment from a humanitarian standpoint. How can we justify the unloading of our indigent sick on a neighboring City and State? I do not believe the case of the County Hospitals can be closed until there are some major changes in both policy a.hd administrative personnel who insist everything must be run on a sound econoynic basis and the poor be damned. (Name Withheld by Request) * * *• Dear Sir: Every voter in Arkansas should ra*d the interview with Premier Kosygin of Russia which appeared in Life on February 2, 1968; and then rea.d S6nitdr J. William Fulbright's letter to the Editor of Life.' Fulbright's letter appeared in the magazine's "Letters to the Editors" feature on February 23, 1968. Sincerely, Corliss C. Curry College Heights, Arkans.^ 71655 Of QiL» The Ramifications As this is written, the name of the demented one who shot Dr, Martin Luther King at Memphis last Thursday remains, as far as the public is concerned, unknown. If the Nobel Prize-winning civil rights leader was shot in the hope that the action would stop the Negro's drive for equality in America, then it was a hope that was foolish in the extreme. Dr. King's death has. had quite the opposite effect. ' ' Indeed, the reaction to it has been something that would amazed and, we think, saddened this greatest apostle cf non-violence, after Gandhi, 'the world has ever known. Certainly Martin Luther King opposed, with every fibre of his being, violence. He opposed It because he felt that it was not «niy,wrong '— in'ills mind, it was unwise. Non-violence, Dr. King taught, placed enemies at a disadvantage. It was the tame sort of' fetching that Christ aoW atad when he egg bit Oadplet to "turn the other cheek." The senseless slaying of one. the world revered as a man ot peace has heaped mounds of additional problems on an already-troubled land/ The ramifications of Dr. King's de^th go beyond marching in Memphis a,nd rioting in a hundred other.'places. We, as Americans, he.e.d now to consider the sombre fact that, within the space of 60 months, two of our, greatest leaders have succumbed to the. desires of a maniac with a sniper-scope. This would happen in no other place on earth. Not in Russia., not in China, hot in Rhodesia. Where does it end? Who can say that, in future days, some wiper may not chooie to 'shoot another President, another, civil rights leader, a great United States Senator, a popular G6v- ernor, an able Attorney General. The list is endless, and its possibilities art appall- toj.. .-W*mB Ei|l« Democrat UJEUKlSTttKESllKSSHOW OU? OPPONENTS NO MERCV.' Sho w o»e a t by dick kleiner r MEXICO CITY (NBA) Bob Mitchum and I sat in the commissary of the very attractive Churubusco studio and, since neither of us could make head or tamale out of the menu we laboriously ordered ham- and-cheese. sandwiches. And a Coca-Cola, which is the same in any language. Mitch speaks a little Spanish, but the other in. the case of "Five Card Stud" speak none. So it was tough on Dean Martin, Inger. Stevens, Katherine Justice, Yaphet Kotto and the others. They'd worked se.ven weeks in Durango and were finishing up in Mexico City. The time Mitch and I had talked, he'd told me. about how he wa.s a loser — h? always got the worst living quarters wherever ,he went So I asked him how things were in Durango. He gave me one of his patented lopijs — the word "baleful" only approximates it — and launched into another sad story. "I kept telling everybody that my room was 1 cold, 1 ' he said. "But they kept saying that all the rooms were cold. So 0. K. I kept my mouth shut. A month want by. I slept in my clothes, in my bathrobe, in my sweater, wrapped in a blanket. "Then one day a glass of water on a table froze 'solid — froze solid! So I called in the production manager.and showed him: Hi saibT, 'Why didn't you say something?' You know what happened? They brought me another blanket." At the next table, Dean Martin and his coterie ot hangers- on — they light his cigarettei and get his clothes pressed.— guffawed. .Dean is a good guf- fawer. I asked Bob what he had done in Durango. lie said he had.done, nothing, itfhich is pretty' much par for." his cburs.e. He is a confirmed nothing • doer. He's seen, by his-.owri figures, five movies' in '10 years." and wat'ched television 10 .times in five yejirs. "I don't play golf, or tennis. I don't bowl.' I don't go to the movies or watch TV. I don't go to football games or baseball or basketball or nocKey. The only thing that interests me are survival sports." . • What i|re survival sporta? "Oh, whacking peapl* «ver fee hetd ritb t bwtbtU bat. making love and singing bass." Yaphet Kotto is another kettle of personality. Kotto is the big Negro actor — every movie has a Negro'actor these days — and one of the most inter- esting people in Hollywood. We talked, naturally, about- militancy vs. nonviolence, in The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brondstadt, rn.d. - Q — Sometime ago in the hospital I had a test where they strapped me in a chair and shot'water into my ear. I became very dizzy. Wh^t was tjlis test fort A — In the BaE?ny test, ir- ii|a.ting a normal ear \yith hot water causes dizziness a,nd a tendency to fall to ' one 'side. That's why you were strapped in position. Irrigating the ear neither hot nor cold irriga- tendeney to fall to the oppos.ite side. In diseases of the inner ear neither hot nor cold irrigation causes dizziness. Q - What is. rnyringitis? What causes it? Is there, any curg for it? A — This is an inflammation of the ear drurh. It may be caused by irritation of the. drum 'from thi outside., in which c?'se removing the cause and applying SBpthing ear drops will help. It may als'o be caused by a,n infection traveling up the Eus.ta- chian tube from the junction of the nose and the. throat. For this penicillin is given, but if there is bulging of the drum it may have to b« punctured to let the pui drain wit la with ray heajcihg lately. *h<|n I yawn, it clears up like m»fic. Whit is the. cau$e'and What do you advise? A — You hgve a blackiiig rf your Eustachia'n tube. Thi? rhiiy, : her caused' by '"'^ ""^V* ? r : by a flight •Welling of th? lining of the hib^. Spme.timfei chewing gum worki ju^t as w.ell as y*wning, fl*(!» n«imejr wozfe hold'yout nosg and try to b}ot» the area ;of civil rights. Kotte is a dedicated advocate of non- • violence, 'and vehement abcut. tt.. ....'• \--,' ; "I don't believe in b|tck power,-" he said. "I think .we should : talk about education power and individual power. I'd like to ask Stokely Carmichael; or Rap Brown how ' many young N.egro boys they've saved. Well, I've saved one." He says he and Bibb Cosby are the only Negroes in Hollywood who actually work with the underprivileged in Watts. Kotto teaches acting and h e tppk 4n angry teeh-3|«r and turned him into a kopsful «s tor, sending him to New 'York to shi^y- He <?p!4in¥i his philosophy ttj? W^y:' "Four "iimsii in my iifif, I've- bnn call«d nigger. ! 'I didn't hit thsm. I ' talked to them. And thos* four people ?ri|' tod|y my good ffi«nd?. I'll protect mysilf "if s^oineone lays hands op m.f or my fanuly, but I won't ' lash out if 'they call " H ypu have a cold «| uppfB re- ipiiijtpjiy inffljttipp , yfiur ttojible wiU d^PPS*? wWjn this eleara ' ' I'd Jfa fn Trtt aH.-wmfut wM y«f», Ho t*lt~Ut»*»t»*ti» up- .. , . . . Q - What ate th| ,*yjnpt«*tf cf inner ear disease? What is the best treatment? A - The inner ear is the st*i of both hearhif and i^uilibrium. Djseaies M.% *)& ma^wiufji ringing; tt toe e£, lojs of h«»> )ng, diizinesg or any combini- tion of ttiesi. Tr«tin«nt can l« pr.e»jaib«d; billy Whiii th* ctuji has been d«tennin«d. Q - What can be done (e r% llevt i(?hlng In rty *«i? , . seWrrheic ilermiititttli with . "Kotto' has hid m»« than hit ihjnj of prejudice. Besides ba- ing a MIJCO -ijihd a very black rank — h« if al«i> Jewish;, the deiteendant of a line of tie- gro Jews from the. Ga.meroons in Africa. Ht "say"* ss a boy ia Harlem n« would wear his ya- mulka on his and the kids would tease him! B«eau$4 61 his size and color, the girls wouldn't d»t* him, but .would sill him "Old Byej and T«|th'." You could' understand milt- Uncy. And so you tpprsciate hs thoughtful nonviolence evin inorii '•"" ' ' ~ • " '• ' ' ' t'v?eek 4nd %?i(pRll|cation rf ; hetham«tha|iorie. 17 - valerJiti (Valisone) cream should do the trick." H it is caused by a ring- afun|idd«|'oihtiteenttf • send your a n d comnWBts t e Wayat Branditadt, M. D., IB care «{ th'is paper, W h IJ« Dr. Btan* itadt cannot answer individual Jetten, he. ^111 answer letterjj, W ««Mral int*ri»t in future o»l-

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