The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 26, 1968
Page 6
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. ROBERT !;<3ETS HAIR ITO ATTRACT AbULTS. A SOWtiUT THE FARM VOTE, FOOTBALL pENtiFV WITH -THIS COIFFURE. HOW ABOUT A RAZOR JOB FOR THE MlW>lE-A<5el> ELECTORATE? I Walking the Plank | George Wallace's 1 campaign plat- fera is nearly plankleas. It is a ijribute to Mr. Wallace's rapport with tlie voter that everyone knows what he's talking about .even, when he (ieesn't spell out the iacts. This is rSal communication and Mr. Wallace Has the knack. H However, of the planks which are visible, one is concerned with federal funds. *- Some 15 years ago; • school districts and local and state politicians were fond of saying, "Let the federal government take its money and go to hell with it. We'll pay for our sehools (and drainage, and farm programs, arid welfare programs and highways)." Of course when the time time, the local taxpayer could not and would not come across and it is obvious that American education is not going to make significant advances without federal aid, just as a jingle example. . ' i The tactic regarding federal aid l»w has changed. In Little Rock, Mri Wallace said he will favor continued federal aid to the states, but •riot in its present form. The money, ife was quoted as saying, should be (aimed over to the state legislatures. The myth that small government (and small cars, and small neighborhoods and small towns) is better than large government persists. However, the track record, as Bruce Bennett might phrase it, of small "govern-"" ment is not as good as we like to remember it. State government, for example, failed so totally in protecting the consumer against the sale of tainted meat that the United State Congress was compelled to pass corrective legislation even in the face of the sort of lobby power which is fatal to such a measure at the state level. State government presided over that recreational lake fiasco at Osceola. Examples of errant federal governmental practices are many. But all in all, it seems that the only reason the states have not shown us something really ingenius in the form of mismanagement is because it has not been afforded the opportunity on the grand scale of federal government. In the various states, small (sub- federal) government has not yet earned the trust the American people traditionally like to place in it. tlote BlyKieville Schools Supt. J .K. Williams nd 1 were recalling the good old days recently. And he remembered that when he was •with the Dumas public schools he: ''\, Coached the football team. if Coached the basketball team. . P Coached the track team. '• Taught five classes. [•/ Kept a study hall. :''.. In his best year, lie won three district iind one state championship and they (bought right well of him around Dumas. ItOh yes: he had no assistant coaches.) I * I figure he was earning his pay, which was ?2,600 (yes, two thousand, six hundred). '•~ But he only worked nine months. '• J. K. is a member of my YMCA gym riclass (Forty and Failing) and we concluded that as volley ball players we'll iiever make it because Orvllle Henry told the B'lytheville High School athletes at the iall-sports banquet that today's athlete spends four hours .a day in practice, and for some that includes the off season, too. f •'."'* * ! 0:is youngster lookod In on the noontime ^df;>3 down at the Y and reported to his iatlier; • . "Dad, there was a bunch of grey-haired men in (here playing volley ball during dinner time!" It's true. Several of us are prematurely grey. The rest of us are prematurely bald. We're a study in premature aging. » . * * . Sid Smith, the Southeast Missouri school teacher who sometimes leads a double life as a disk jockey, was in Oklahoma City recently doing the tourist bit. ' Camera in hand, he walked through some municipal building in search of some information. He turned into an office and a receptionist pointed to a door and said, "Right in there." He went in and there were half a dozen photographers taking pictures of a rather important looking fellow. Sid unlimbcred his camera and exposed a few negatives as liie important looking man signed some papers. Then he returned to the ante-office and asked, "Who is that guy?" "T$ie governor ot Oklahoma," he was told by the receptionist who originally evidently had taken Sid as just another newspaper type. —H.A.H. Hubby's Hairpiece Causes Confusion DEAR ABBY: I never cared much for wigs on men, but lately I have been changing •my mind. Altho my husband is only in his early forties, he's been bald for some time. Not only that, but his head comes to a decided point on top. Lately his head has taken on a "polished" look, which makes the point on top all the more conspicuous. I am so tired of people asking me, "What happened to your husband's head?", .Wouldn't a wig be less conspicuous? If I say to get one, 'he says he'll'get one. Another question: If my husband does,decide to get a wig, will he have to have new passport pictures taken IN the wig? And says "Hair should he put down "BALD" or the color of the wig? Thank you kindly. ,, MRS.- F. IN LAS VEGAS DEAR MRS. F.: If your husband would be happier , with a "wig" he should certainly get one. And since the hairpiece will change his appearance considerably If he platts to wear it constantly, he should update his passport pictures. And where it says "HAIH" he should put down the color of bis "wig." P. S. I hope your husband doesn't "flip his wig" abroad or he may have trouble getting back hi the country.) DEAR ABBY:! am,a widow of less than one year. My income has dropped.from $1,960 a month to .$1,50.0 a month, so I have to watch my pennies how. I have one son. He is married and goes to college. He and his wife have be'en coming to my home for Sunday dinner regularly, and they bring their lauridry to do in my washing machine. About.a month ago, I told them that due to my reduced circumstances I was going to charge them 25c a load for the use of my facilities. My son. said, "Thank you, Mother, but we will do our laundry else-, where." Abby, where can they get their laundry done as cheap as here? And as long as they pay to get it done, why not give me the money? I am very hurt. In fact, I am sick over it because we had a wonderful relationship before this happened. They still come to 15 Yeats Ago —In 0/yt/ievi/fo Blythevilie's Chickasaws were •nosed put of first place honors by one arid one half points by . Jonesboro in: the District Track meet. held in Jonesboro yesterday. Fleet'footed Tommy Mosley!.won. the 100 and ZOO yard dashes. Mr. and Mrs. Farris McCalla have .returned from a week's vacation in .Miami, Fla. . Lt..P. D. Foster has arrived home -from Korea to be w i t h his .mother, Mrs. P._D. Foster •and family. Mr/ and Mrs, /Marvin Nunn Jr. left tbdayjor a vacation in Chapel Hill, Ni C.', Washington, D. C. and New York.. . me for Sunday dinners, but they refuse to bring thftir laundry. Was I right or wrong in asking f6r 25 cents a load? ; HURT DEAR HURT: Unless the few dollars involved would have worked a hardship on you, you'd have been wiser to have skipped it. Apologize for pinching pennies and hope that everything comes out in the wash. DEAR ABBY: I have a rather well-to-do uncle who is in his"late .seventies. :nbw. About 12 years ago, this uncle asked me if r would be '/executor" of his will. I told him I would and that was .the end of the conversation. As : such, I don't have the faintest -idea what I am supposed to do. Should I write and ask him? I don't want him to get the idea that 1 ,am; waiting for him to die because -'I'm riot, but shouldn't I know where to find his valuable papers and .so on in case of his death? I didn't-sign anything and am wondering if h* hai changed his mind and asked somebody else or what. How should I go about getting this information? UNINFORMED DEAR UNINFORMED: If you don't have a lawyer, get one, and ask him to handle it for you. ' CONFIDENTIAL TO "LIVE WIRE IN EDitNA"! You'd be dead if it weren't for your connections. Everybody has a problem? What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700 Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self • addressed envelope. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will'answer Betters of general interest-in future columns. . DIP W KNOU) THAT,WRIST liRESTLERS HftVE THEIR OitJN MOTTO? STRENGTH AMP RA£ "^ 0 by dick kleiner at Kleiner The entire cast of "Five Card Stud," which has been shooting in Mexico for more than two months, has come down with a bad case of homesickness. "To more weeks and then home," said Dean Martin, his eyes glinting with excitement. "Do I miss it? Boy, I can't wait to get out to that old golf course of mine." For some of the others, home means a little more: Yaphet Kotto talked about his five-year old daughter . . . Since he .left, she had started kindergarten. The last time he called home, she recited tlie Pledge of Allegiance over the phone. "Hearing that little voice reciting the pledge was too much," he says. "I broke up and cried." Roddy McDowall is about the only one who is not suffering. In the first place, he's .a confirmed Mexicophile and loves everything Mexican. And, perhaps even more important, this is his first Western and it's something he's long wanted to do. "Henry (director Henry Hathaway) asked me. to do it," he s-.ys, "and I jumped at the chance. It's a good character and I'm a' good rider, so I'm thrilled about it all." "No, I'm not using a Western accent. I'm talking plain American. It's easy to put on a Western accent, but it's also easy to overdo it and become a parody." . Katherine Justice has had a tough time in Mexico City. She hasn't worked — most of h e r scenes' were shot in Durango, but' she's had to hang around for a couple of scenes later. So she's walked her feet off,.sightseeing, and spsnt much of her money in the shops. But, since she is a girl who is not consumed by ambition, she hasn't been too unhappy. "I'm ambitious to a point," she says. "But, really, I look on acting almost as a hobby — I want to do well, but there's another life." d That other life, of course, is home and family.' Katherine says she is looking for a man, "but the pickings in Hollywood are lean." "What it's all about," sh« gays, "is to find someone, * companion, to be with. And t» be surrounded by people you love and who love you. I'm not hysterical about it — I went through that stage — bill I know Some of" the American cast hysterical about it — I w e n t .what I want." •' .have wondered why producer The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - Brandstadt Q — There is a diet beer with no carbohydrates on the market. Is it safe for a diabetic to drink it? A — "NO carbohydrate" doesn't mean no calories: • In figuring your daily caloric intake the calories in the beer must be included. Q — Can a diabetic eat low- calorie cookies? If so, how many? Can a diabetic eat honey? A— A diabetic can eat anything he can work into a carefully balanced diet provided he does not exceed his caloric allowance. • Q — I have been .taking pro- tamine zinc insulin for over 20 .years. Would jt be possible-for: me to switch to the tolbutamide pills? . ... A — Not without the green light from your doctor. Valt> ble- as this drug is,. it is not effective in all diabetics. Q — Is there a limit to the amount of water a diabetic should take? Why are some diabetics thin and unable to gain weight? : ' . A — Since there are no cat ories in water there is no need to restrict your intake. Most diabetics take the number of calories they need for maintenance of their normal activities. Some may be able to increase this allowance if they cover the increase witH a larger dose of insulin. In this way they should be able to make a gradual gain in weight. Q — Is there any cure for diabetic gangrene? A — Gangrene means local tissue death. The part lost, usually one or more toes; cannot be replaced but careful eon^ trol of the disease and care to avoid injury p* infection will help to prevent further gaa- grene. Q +-. I have'. : mi)d djabeies ?nd take Orinase daily. What is this drug? Are there any bad side effects? •• A - Tolbutamide (Orinase) lowers the blood sugar. Too large a iiose may bring the blood sugar below the lower limit of normal $n$.'''«' * us IB sweating, trembling, nervous ir- ratability, weakness and a rapr id pulse.' Q — Would taking Orinase increase one's nervousness? Sjiice I have beeri:takini-it,;I have a tremor in my hands, sleep poorly, Have frequent urgent urination and have a breaking out on my face. Coujd it be caused by the drug? A ~. Takini-ttlbu.tam.We would cause soine of then symptoms only tf 'h« dotage !i , too great. These iyijipfoirti ihould b« promptly rcpwted te your doctor. Hal Wallis and. Hathaway'elect- ed to do tha interiors in Mexico City, rather than go back nome to Hollywood for them. Wallis explained that since he had a Mexican crew broken in during the long weeks in Durango, it would be.foolish to go back to Hollywood and start all over again. This way, they had the same crew'and, theoretically, "could save time and trouble. And, probably, money. Wallis is cutting the picture as he goes along — already 1% hours are put together. He hopes for release by the end o£ the cummer. Hathaway, whose wife it Spanish, enjoys Mexican h'vuig. This is his fourth movie here — 'the last one. was "The Sons of Katie Elder,", ?lso. with Dean Martin. He is reputed to be extremely wealthy and, at 70, could be excused if he retired. "I still enjoy making movies" . he says. ''If I didn't, I wouldn't. He is one of the old school of directors who likes to see the ypuhg fellows coming along. "The young blood is great,'.' he says, "f m 70, but I'm still learning, and I've learned a lot watching the new directors. It's the best thing that could hap-" pen to" _ •_•THE COURIES N W; HAINEft. P . , KTX HADJE8 Attlltint PubWKif-E -""'-' Advertising 'Manager SHe Nuilcmul ' Representative " .,' Wallace Wltnier Co New Tort, acQ Calrolt, 'Atlanta, Meju <3Bc6hdrclasi postan paid ' «t Blyfttsvllle, Vi." mm. or tht Assoclhtfti titif '"aUBSpBISTJON ' RATEfe f carrier" jn 'th, pity b'r'Bl . aai.ii. ban' towu. when - . WMK. 11.50 per . By: nail within > radlui o> mliei. 18.06 fit ye»> 15.00 »r M month*. ;.3.<P for thr««- raoatnfc, bf Mall, outline £„ miles rldtua ' US 0* pip"_s«ar pasublt la adv«.nc4: " ' Mi'l subscriptions ire not 'accept? ed In ''.owiis and cities wharfe'TQI Courltt News carrier service '}• lnM •«•« MibjcriptlwM' art rta' advance/ . ' •;;;• '*' 'le, (Ark. ) Cnurier "$iii\ Friday, April M, 1SS8

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