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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 6, 1968
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THE HAPPINESS CAMt>H>At6 A Worrisome Thing " Some 19 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives chose *ot to seek reelection this year. Of the four legislators who represent this county, only one has oppsition. This is even more remarkable when one recalls that Luxora farmer Charles Moore is seeking a vacated position and he was the only person ,to file for the post. The incumbent 'is almost always sure to frighten off a candidate now and then if sim- •pjy for the reason that he is the incumbent. — Those legislators who are not ..running do not represent any partic- ciilar persuasion. They range from :';0ld Guardsmen to the fresh new '^faces such as Charles Matthews. ;: .•-'• A prominent Eastern Arkansas -"Republican confided to a friend sev- :.eral weeks before the filing deadline Fthat although his party had been '•• on the move for a year the finding of ^candidates for the legislature had ••been a formidable task. He was ciis- '^appointed, to some degree, with the " results of the canvass for candidates. . He should not have been. All things ! considered, the Bepublicins are mak- .' ing progress at a rate which is even better than they reaspnbly could have hoped. • One of the facts of political life in Arkansas seems to be that people do not want to run for the state legislature and that once elected, some don't want to return. The Arkansas Legislature by law must meet each two years. However, it already has convened twice during the past 15 months and will go into session again this month. The fact is that the Arkansas Legislature probably isn't as much fun as it once was and certainly is becoming a worrisome thing to which to belong. Under the present format (and forgetting for a while the special sessions, which more than likely are going to become a tradition rather than a deviation) the range of possible candidates is pretty narrow. The farmer has been a prime candidate to be a candidate because the traditional mid-winter legislative convention dates have coincided with a lapse in his work. However, even the farmer may be taking a new look at the new legislature. Most businessmen shudder at the thought of being out of their offices five or six days a week for two months. It well could be that more frequent, but briefer, sessions of the legislature might broaden the field of prospective candidates. Of OtU No Other Guide That loud protest of the Arkansas Pub• lieity and Parks Commission against a : i question on its handling of certain financial matters, is just a little too laud. It .! compels the curious observer to fall back ; On Shakespeare's immortal line in Ham•I let, "The lady doth protest too much, ;! me thinks". •' This time it wasn't a lady but a veteran ; .Commissioner, Ovid Switzer, and Public- ~lty and Parks Director Bob Evans, who took new Commissioner Orville Richolson . to task in acid tones that included the coining of a new word, "Murtonizing." It is interesting to see who got mad and who didn't Mr. Richolson, one of the state's mostly highly regarded young editors, was being castigated in furious fash- lo^n but he didn't react defensively. This a man widely known for his dedication to the ideals of efficient government from school district unit to state level. He ob- "'viously felt he was on solid ground when he questioned the procedure which had • awarded over $13,000 in state funds to an ^"advertising concern. . . .. ' Mr. Evans apparently spoke defensively • of. how hard he works and how much of bit own money hai gone (9 promote the state. There was no record of any evidence to substantiate this or revelation of expense accounts, etc. Mr. Switzer was the most outspoken and vitriolic in his denunciation of the new commissioner ta the point of what appeared to be almost a threat if Mr. Richolson should dare to raise his voice in inquiry again. We think Arkansas is mighty fortunate that its newest Publicity and Parks Commissioner Richolson is a battle scarred, much decorated veteran of World War II, who seems willing to fight as hard for objectivity in government as he did for his country twenty-five years ago. We have an idea he will continue his inquiry now that he has raised such a cloud of protest. He seems to be the kind of man who knows that integrity doesn't need prolonged vocal defense and that truth is its most eloquent in factqal evidence. We hope that the sound and fury of Mr. Switzer's self-righteous indignation didn't mios Ihe ear of the Rockefeller administration which should lend what aid and assistance it can to its .Commission appointee in probing .the cause of this shoe-pinching reaction of certain Com- miwloners.—Marked Tree Tribune. Concerned Friend Comes to Rescue DEAR ABBY: One of the evils of living in a big city is the hesitancy of p e o p 1 e to "get involved," as was tragi- Ically illustrated in the case of Kitty Genovese, who was killed in full view of 13 neighbors — none p£ whom wanted to get involved. In the apartment building next to mine is a woman I have never seen, much less met. She has two pre-school children. Abby, I can hear this woman screaming at those children from morning 'til night. The children sometimes cry and sob for long periods.' Altho this is disturbing, the situation itself is what disturbs me more. As far as I know, the woman hasn't broken any law, but when she shouts like a mad woman, "I JUST CAN'T STAND THIS ANYMORE," I fear for what she might do to those children. None of the neighbors or I have ever seen them outside — not once - and chil- ' dren need fresh air. I admit I, too, don't want to "get involved," but I feel that something should be done. I never hear a man's .voice, so I assume there is no father at home. Is there anything I, an outsider, can or should do? Thank you. "A MOTHER, TOO" DEAR MOTHER: Yes. You can knock on her door, and tell her in a friendly way that you have, heard her — that you are a mother, too, and realize how unnerving little ones can be, so if she would like a few hours away from her children, she may leave them with yon. Begin by offering your friendship, and if she accepts, you can then encourage 'her to get professional help. If the woman slams the door in your friendly face, report her to the authorities for "disturbing the peace." In this way they will be able legally to look in on her and determine whether she is competent to raise her children. DEAR ABBY: Re changing ene's name to something easier to spell and pronounce: If MR. GRZEKOWIAK had to actually change his name in if 5 Years Ago —In Blythevilte Pvt. Billy Johnson of Blytheville arrived in Korea on April 11. He is with the Second Infantry Division there. Pvt Johnson received his basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. Mrs. Charles Penn .and Mrs. H. C. Sims are spending several days in Memphis attending the' operas Sampson and Delilah and A id a tonight and tomorrow night. Mrs. Geah Atkinson and Mrs. R. E. Green were the guests of Mrs. Dale Briggs when she was hostess to members of the Tri- Town Club for a dessert bridge at the Country Club yesterday. Mrs. Oren Washington of Holly Grove is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Smart and family. order to get a woman to marry him -4- well. . My name happens to he WILHELM KURT KLEINSTEIN B UERGE R- MEISTER, • a proud old German name, meaning "Little Stone Mayor" in English. So far, it has not presented . any problem because I have never asked a girl to assume it. Signed, WILHELM KURT KLEIN- STE IN BUE RGE.R- M'EISTER. DEAR MR. KLEINSTE1NBUERGERMEISTER: With all due respect to your "proud old German name", should yon ever ask an American girl to assume it, chances are you will become "BILL KLEIN". DEAR ABBY: A commendation is in order to the young man who didn't want to kiss his bride with an "audience" gawking on. His taste has risen above the vulgarities of an uncultured public. Occa- sionally we have a eoiipl* who insist on putting on a show for their friends, and from where I stand, I can see what happens when it's done. A church wedding is a most solemn occasion. The couple • have come to God's altar to seek His blessing, and their friends have come to join in prayer for the new family and share their joy. Kneeling and with bowed heads, the couple have received the benediction of the Lord. When this solemnity is broken by such theatrics as a Hollywood-style kiss, the audience invariably snickers. Real cute, but if the couple want to put on a show, why use God's altar for a backdrop? • . Sincerely, A LUTHERAN PASTOR 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. THIS ;s • te KIND TO ANIMALS" WEEK $-4, •MVUby VMM fMM* tnfta* IK. '*Ssi.tr2~/V-t* Showbeat by dick kleiner Kleiner HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) - Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson were shooting an intimate little love scene. The set was a beautiful replica of, a quaint French inn, complete with rooms so small only the actors, director Blake Edwards and the camera crew could crowd inside. . Yet I could see perfectly. The explanation is an improved closed-circuit television system which Edwards, associate producer Ken Wales and a group of - engineers have perfected. While the camera was turning, the television was taping away, too, and I could watch on a large monitor. jerry Lewis and others have used television before, but the Edwards-Wales system is different. They have worked out a way of compressing the television image into the elongated shape of a wide-screen theatrical system. So, on the monitor, the kibitzers could see the scene just as it will eventually look in theaters. The system isn't simply for the enjoyment of the spectators, however. After the scene was over, Edwards, Hudson and Miss Andrews emerged and watched the tape replayed. They studied the result critically. Edwards said he thought there should be a close-up from a different angle. The picture is "Darling Lili." It's a World War I romanee- spy-adventure yarn, and they'll shoot location stuff in Ireland and France after the Hollywood interiors. All the principals are enthusiastic about" the new television gimmick. "It's spoiling me," Julie Andrews said. "I don't know how I'll be able to do a film without it after this. We did one shot and nobody noticed that my dress was.up. in tha back. We caught it on the replay and were able to reshoot the scene at once. Without it, we wouldn't have seen it until the rushes the next day, and we would have had to do a retake at great expense." "It's a great system," Rock Hudson said. "You have a chance to correct your mistakes right now." "Darling Lili" has a score o! eight original Henry Mancini- Johnny Mercer songs. Julie's favorite is a tune called "Whis- tltal Away liw Dark," *bick she predicts will be a "strong contender" for, the Oscar for best song next year — or, more probably, the year after, depending on when the film is released. Julie, incidentally, says she has become a big fan of some of the current pop music — "the elite current pop music," she explains, "particularly Simon and Garfunkel — I think they are just magnificent." After "Darling Lili," Julie is planning to take six months off, until MGM's "Say It With Music" goes into production next spring. It's been a long time between vacations for her, and she's looking forward to a half- year of rest, with perhaps some The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brqndstadt, m.d. - Many ulcers of the stomach and duodenum appear t o b e caused by nervous tension. T h e s e ulcers can usually b e controlled with antacids and a bland diet that includes taking gelatin or milk between meals. Recent observations indicate that most persons with chronic peptic ulcers that fail to respond to this treatment have either an enlarged parathyroid or a parathyroid tumor. Overactivity of this gland may or may not be the cause of these ulcers but there seems to be little doubt that it is the reason these ulcers fail to heal. This may be because the excessive parathyroid secretions produce a high level of calcium in the blood which in turn increases the flow of stomach acids or because the parathyroid hormones make the lining of the stomach or duodenum more vulnerable to the corrosive, action of the digestive jujces. Before the treatment of a person w i t h a peptic ulcer is started, it would appear to be wise to test .him for parathyroid overactivity. If this is found, the treatment should be directed primarily toward correcting "SM4-A0V ft 1WI bf NW, Inc. might fee that Rocky 1 * Brandsfedt this abnormality. Q — I have been taking Per- itrate for two years for my angina. I also have glaucoma. Inarecent column you said this drug should not be taken by persons with glucoma. Why? • A — According to a statement by the American Medical Association, recent evidence indicates that there are no harmful effects from taking this drug in persons who have glaucoma. All previous warnings shpiild, therefore, be rescinded. Q — I s s ur g e r y the only treatment 'for an aneurysm? A — Drugs that 1 o w e r. the blood pressure have been used with some success in halting the progress of an aneurysum but they cannot be considered to be a cure. Although surgery is the only cure, s o m e of the n£w- er surgical techniques are relatively simple and are replacing the more heroic measures used in the past. The new methods include the induction .of. clotting within the aneurysm with an electric needle, or injecting iron particles into a bleeding aneurysm then magnetizing the particles so that they will obstruct the leak.'Aneurysms of the basilar artery in tha brain have been successfully treated by injecting shafts of stiff mammalian hair into the 'aneurysm. This also causes clotting within the dilated artery. Please s end y«>ff questions and continents to Wa.yne G. Brandstadt. M.D., in car* of this paper. While Dr. Brand- ctadt cannot answer individual letters, he Will answer letters of general interest in future col. uinni. . travel and maybe a television special tossed in to keep the juices flowing. Speaking of television, Julie thinks something should be done about the violence of tha supposedly - for - children Saturday morning cartoon shows. She won't let her daughter, Emma, who is five, watch them. "There's nothing but explov sions and shooting and that sort of thing," she says. -"I think they should be stopped." Rock Hudson isn't particularly looking forward to the long location trip. So far, he hasn't been able to find a bridge gams _ and he's one of Hollywood's best bridge players. "I guess," he says, "I'll just have, to bring .along a load of books. Maybe I can get some books there.— I know where you can find 'great pornography in Dublin." IBB BI COURIER NEWS _THE COTJRIEB NEWS GO. Z .W. HAINES. POBLJSHEB HARRY A. HAINES Assistant PUbllsher-Edlto* " GENE AUBSIN Advertising Manager Bile National Advertising Representative _ .. Wallace Wltmer Co. Hew TO*. ffioago Balrolt, Atlanta, MempM Second-class postage pain IX Blytheville, Ark. llembev M SUBSCRIPTION By carrier in the olty at Blythe. onon mall, ouiMde 5J mUes radius eer year payable In advance. - MiTsupscrlptlons are not accent>a in <»wns and cities where The eburle* News carrier service It rflalntalned- M*" subscriptions ait payable In advance, NOTE: The Courier Hews assum* ho responsibility for photograph; manucript, engravings or maM lilt *rlttt It tor possible publication. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi Page Six Monday, May 6,1968 ' WONDERFUL WATCHDOG JOhn Cobetto'S dog failed to re. ipond when burglars iiivgded his coin shop and took more than ?2,000 worth of his collection of coins and bills. But when Sheriff J. S. Keller oame to invsst'5Ptfl,'' u e'w?,s b''.- ten hv Hie dog and required in Htllsbttb hospital

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