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A REAL OF IsiEEb Hard Answers Needed ''*' There is a theory about.politics .•:which goes something like this: . ~ ; - Liberal democracies are more likely to make the wrong decision •"'when confronted with a choice. This is because the pressure from the con- 'Btituency is for the "soft" decision (the "soft" decision would be no -.pew taxes, no large armies, no decrease in federal benefits). One of the earliest lessons of political experience is that these "soft" decisions more often than not are the " wrong ones. ?: Orval E. Faubus, an accomplished .old pro, saw that Arkansas never t^ould make great and fast progress -on roads and highways unless a large tfcjmd issue were approved. He asked '.--for the bond issue and the people s ~6aid, "no." '"" Now, Governor Rockefeller is go- 'lifg to ask the Arkansas Legislature ; iri special session this month for :it>me hard answers. Chances are the legislators will answer, "no." Gov- IVernor Rockefeller may not get the tax moneys the state needs in this session .of the Legislature, but he. has commented on something which needs greater exposure. Anyone who runs for the governorship of this state is misleading the people, the Governor was pointing out recently, if he (or, by the way, she) holds out the promise of a level of state government consistent with the present rate of services with no increased taxes. We strongly suspicion that Governor Eocke- feller is correct. We also second his motion that "we cannot be content with simply maintaining the existing level of programs and services. It is the destiny of Arkansas to move forward in the ranks of the states of bur nation . • •" There are many sources of new state revenue open to Arkansas. The Arkansas Legislature should carefully examine the possibilities and then properly discharge its responsibilities by returning some "hard" answers. Of OtL,* On Educating Area ? AREA, the Arkansas Rural Education i association,'stopped fighting school con£ solidation long enough this week to ask ~~ for more uneconomical and under-consol"~ idaled schools. I James A. Martin of Beedevllle, AREA'S \ president, wants to revamp state aid for \ the benefit of those school districts too i small or too lazy or too both to support \ themselves adequately. Which would :, amount to an incentive for school districts | to' become smaller, lazier and generally "- more uneconomical. f: AREA, rather than w6rk!ng ia eliminate j the under-supported school districts of Ark- 3 nhsas, is dedicated to perpetuating them- 5 n»w even at the cost of taking state ajd : away from larger, more efficient school \ district! in order to support smaller, less i- efficient one*. ; Mr. Martta awerU that the stat« ought | to equalize the amount of money spent on ; i ; sch child's education, "regardless of --Wiere he may live." Tb* practical effect «t tueb s vitet wmdd to tt niaaf Uw tax support for education In Arkansas to the lowest common denominator. Beede- vllle collects 40 mills to support its schools, Pine Bluff 47 and Little Rock 47. How long would the taxpayers of Pine Bluff and Little Rock maintain that standard if they were in effect to be penalized for supporting their schools. The state does have a responsibility to improve the education of its children. One good way is to press forward for school consolidation, even if that means fewer school superintendents per capita. An educational system ought to do more than provide expensive little sheikdoms out in the country for bureaucrats. All AREA is doing is sitting back in its squeaky old swivel chair and telling the state: Educate Me — It's Your Responsibility. Under this plan, those who help educate themselves would be the losers, and CO; their numbers would probably diminish, not Increase. It's proposals like Mr. Martin's that makei us wonder whers AREA'S sensa of nsponiMity ii.-Piu Bluff Cpmmvdal Girts Pers Half the DEAR ABBY: Everybody says I have'a good personality and altho I am far from "beautiful," people tell me I am not a bad looking girl, but I am nearly 17 and have never had an honest-to-good- r.ess date. I mean a date that wasn't fixed up by somebody. I wear glasses. Could that be my trouble? Please don't suggest contact" lenses be-. cause I get sick to my stomach at the thought of sticking something right into my eye. 1 don't want to be an old maid, and wonder if you can help me. . , ' 17 AND NO DATES DEAR 17: Glasses rarely (if ever) have cost a girt • her popularity, but they frequently provide a good ex- cnse, which is easily seen thru. If you want to be "popular" try to develop the kind of personality other people find attractive. Forget about yourself, and the impression you're creating, and concentrate on making the person ' you are with glad that he's with you. DEAR ABBY:-Several times in the past you have advised ladies whose bosses become too friendly to seek other employment. - Now, after seven years !• find myself in that very situation.' I have an excellent job with an excellent salary,' but I have recently had "problems" with my boss. ' I have been interviewed for other positions, all of which would mean a substantial reduction from my present salary. Each prospective employer has -asked why I am leaving my present position, which I think is a' fair question. So far I have said, "For personal reasons," but this reply always seems to elicit an unfavorable reaction. Abby, what sort of reason should I give? ' "CURIOUS" IN D. C. DEAR CURIOUS: "For personal reasons" , is both honest and discreet and therefore your best answer.. To be more specific would elicit an even more unfavorable reaction. And to lie is foolish. DEAR ABBY: Recently my husband informed me that he had signed everything over to our children in the event of his death. He said his reason for doing this was that I would IS fears Ago —In Blytheyille Among ' those who attended last night's performance of Sampson and Delilah in Memphis were Mr. and Mrs. George M.^Lee, Mrs. C, W. Garrigan, Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smart.. : ; - Ga 11- Brodgon was selected ' Miss Blytheville Junior High School last night at the junior ,high auditorium. Other finalists : were Delores Jean Lum,' Gwen Elaine Simmons, Nan Miller, and Beth Johnson. ••'••"• Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Kirshner will leave tomorrow for Chicago where they will spend, several days with their son, Bobby, who 1 has just completed his recruit training with the Navy. Sixty-five nine and ten-year•olds ciemonstrated their.base- ball talents before coaches for the first .try out session for Little League positions before . coaches yesterday at the Ninth Street park. probably get a boy friend, and he doesn't see why he should leave me money to spend on another man. We have been married four years and have two children. I have never stopped to think about the future. I just assumed (hat we would be in rocking chairs together, but his statement started me to thinking.. When I asked him how I was supposed'to live if something 'happened to him first, he said I could live with one of the children.'..".'"'' He refuses to let me go .back to work to provide for my future, and I can't see ; myself job-hunting in my old age. ' ' ••"••• What can I do besides die first? WORRIED DEAR WORRIED: See a good lawyer and tell him what you've told me. Then ask for his advice. Yon may be pleasantly surprised. CONFIDENTIAL TO "UP SET IN NEWARK": For goodness sake, DON'T ask his boss to take him off'the road; It won't help. If a man Is going to "cheat," br will cheat on bis lunch hour. 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. '/ IBB BI . COUIUER,NEW8 THE COURIBB NEWS CO. C W. HAINES. PUBLISHKB HABBT A; HAINES AMlitant Publisher-Edit* QENE AUSTIN Advertising Maaagir !•!• National Advertising Representative .Wallace Wltmer Co:. New Tors, f&Jcsgo Detroit. Atlanta, ^em ' 3econd-clan postage pud . »t Blytheville. Ark. i : H«mb&. of the Associated prett SUBSCRIPTION ,BATBb ,' By carnjr m the city of Blyt.be> tllle. or any •ai.-iban towij »ner« carrier service Is maintained 35c ptr week 51.50 per month. . . By mall'within » radlu» ol «J miles.' 18.00 per yeal S5.00 (or ex months. M.d" for threo months, by mall, ou -Jde 5j miles radius 118.00 per year usyable In advance. MfcM subscriptions are not accepted in 'owns and cities where Th« Courle, News carrier service II maintained • **•" subscription* life payable tn advance. NOTE: The Courier News assume no responsiblm» for photograph* manucrlpt, engravings or matt left with it for possible publication: DON'T give UP, CHARLIE BRCMJ. /JOE CAN TAKE THESE '. J(J£T BEAR POWNiA fe HARP 1 AsVOtf CAM,'&JE £AN UW IF OJE REALLVTRV/ Showbeat by dick kleiner Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Robert Wagner is discovering the facts of life - the hard •way. The facts, that is, of television life. He's starring in his first series, the sudden success. It Takes a Thief. And he's found out the CBS and NBC are gunning for his ABC hit. "I grew up in the movie business," Bob says. "And ,in all my years, I never heard of one studio upset over the success of another studio. If 'Sound of Music' is a hit, all the other studios are happy about it. "But in televisision, the networks hate it when one of their rivals has a hit. Next season, I'm told, CBS and NBC are going to try and knock us off. Isn't that ridiculous?" Maybe, but it's done. Bob will learn to live with it and, if the show has what it takes, it will survive the competition. He thinks it will be better next sear son — after all, when it was scheduled this year, they only had two scripts done. It's been hurry-up-and-shoot all the way. For Wagner, the series is great. His career has had its ups and downs, from big teenage-type stardom to utter neglect. Now he's up again and hopes it's a lasting condition. Another new television personality is Richard Bradford, starring in ABC's surpirse, Man in a Suitcase. This show has to be called a spring replacement — too late to be midwhir ter, too early to be summer. Bradford is a handsome, quiet prematurely gray actor. And, even if the series is,a hit, he won't do any more of them. Thirty were shot in London and unless they give him a little piece Of Fort Knox to call his own, he's had it. He comes from Texas, via the Actor's Studio in New York. Originally, he wanted to be a ballplayer (base, foot of both) but a combination of injuries and bad breaks stopped that. For a handsome, prematurely gray Texan, what's left but. acting? Or the oil business, and that didn't interest Bradford. ' . •.. He's made one movie — "Th« Chase" — and .now they want him for more. That's fine with Bichird (cill Mm Dick at your peril) because It's wh'a t • he wants. . . " "I won't do any more epl- . spdes of the series,"' he says. "It was too tough. I had to change the concept of the char- acter. The scripts were poor. It was awful." • But the series 'is already a The Doctor Says fes - by wayne g. brandstqdt, m.ej. - v -Q — My sister has a ruptured disk. Her doctor wants to put her in traction. What treatment do you advise? . 'A — Ruptured idsks usually cause painful pressure on a spinal nerve root. There i s, however, on single treatment for this condition because in different persons t h e severity varies depending on the amount of the disk material that pror •trudes from its capsule, While some persons respond well to resting in bed for a few days, others require traction.or a corrective brace. A few must have the disk removed surgically, especially if they are over 60 and other methods of treatment have failed to give relief. Q — Can a dislocated disk at the base of the brain put undue pressure on the brain? 'A-No. Q — Could a herniated. disk; in a lumbar region cause pressure on the bowel or bladder? A - No. Q — Some time ago yeu Bug? .gested norethynodrel with Jnes- tranoi to suppress excessive hair on a woman's face and thighs. My doctor did not know anything about this treatment so. I went to a skin specialist and he didn't know about it either. How come? Branustadt A — This treatment was used by Dr. J. H. Casey and ' coworkers, in London .and reported in the Journal of Clinical Enr (jocrinology in 1966. Q ^ What causes white spots to appear on the skin? Is there any cure? > . • A -r- The cause of this condir tibn, v it i 1 g o, is unknown. Drugs of the psoralen' group stimulate pigment production in the whitened areas. To be effective the drug Must be taken daily over a long period arid the affe.cted. areas must be exposed to sunlight.or ultraviolet rays daily in amounts just short of causing a svmbufn. The re^ suits are often disappointing and the condition returns as soon as the treatment is slopped/ Walnut stain, which is harmless, can be used as a masking agent.' i have recently heard of two women who took hydrbr chlorothiazide, a diuretic- and blood pressure reducer, daily- The vitiligo, whieh they had had . for years gradually disappeared. This prescription drug should be tak.en only und,er, medic?! super^ vision. Q — What, causes dark circles under the eyes? {low can I gel rid if them? A - This is aften a her«dir tary oharacteristie. It. is aceenr tuated by fatigue OF pallor anij in wprrien may be 'associate^ wjt'n menstruation or ths latter; months of jregiianey. The dark circles ate no indication of any disease and the only treatment is the uee of masking cos- ; jneties.' ' • •'••'• '.•'•• ' ' Plegse send your quetions and cpinineRU:to WflW G. Brandsta'dt,"E p., In eire of this wp*r. White Dr. stadt cariiiot «!wwtr liters, hi «ll answer of g«mrai irittrtit In futurt col- tupu. well him out that way ,her«, too. If it does, there's a dilemma. Richard Bradford may be the first television slar to quit a hit before the series is aired here. Around Hollywood these days they are worrying about what they call "hyphenates" — people, like producer - directors, who do so many jobs you have to separate them with hyphens. Meet the. hyphenate champ - jonna Gailll, who is .a song writer - arranger - producer • A&R man - singer. jbnna is the girl who struck it fainous with her song, "What If They Gave a War and No Qna . "Came?" Now she's doing a eem.plete RCA album, .-^. t'h » whole' Wt, from, writing through singing. She's even created a new sound- She 1 calls'.it ''sym- phonopop," arranging 'her' rock- ish - 'style tunes with an almost symphonic drchestraiion. "I always wanted to do something different," Jonna says. "Theft are many good girl singers around, but nobody . wlie does it all, like me." .. Her name, incidentally, is made up. Her own wasn't very show bizzy, so she took the first line of Ayn Rand's "Atlas • Shrugged" — 'Who is John Gault?" ,.— and went from there. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Under the Tth-century B.C. Athenian lawgiver Draco slight offenses,' such as vagrancy, p e 11 y theft and laziness, were punishable by death, notes The . World; Almanac. • Ac- coMingly, the. term Draconian refers to laws of great severity. In contrast to Draco was Solon, an inspired 5tli-century . B.C. Athenian statesman and poet, who produced a more humane and democratic code of laws. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi •••' : ..''' 'P«gf8i«.:•!•'!• TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1968

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