The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1968 · Page 6
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It Loses a Little Something in the Translation A New State Partner? It seems that Arkansas is destined for disappointment each time it dirties its hands in the interest of getting wealthy in a hurry. First there was Hot Springs and while no one lever documented the fact that it was Mafia Southwest, still it hardly seemed necessary. It had all the credentials — a little dynamite here, a Syndicate figure there, illegal gambling, some of the same talent that was on at Vegas, in short not at all the same sort of action one fouijcl in Little Rock, Memphis, Knoxville and similar places. jNow, State Senator Clarence Bell of Parkin is aghast to discover that whijt he has termed a "New York syndicate" is taking over good old Southland Greyhound Park at West Memphis. Well, things like greyhound parks and gambling casinos never have drawn much in the way of investor interest from the likes of the Campfire Girls of America and the Southern Baptist Convention. Those New York corporations who are investing their money in Southland stock may be no more noxious than the Rotary Club of Rochester, but if they should be somewhat more noxious than that it should not break' upon the citizenry of the state as any sort of surprise. Southland is a going 1 , growing business. It handled nearly $31 million in bets last year, returning nearly ?2 million to the state. Its original 40-day racing season now is 102 days. Last year it gave §54,000 to charity. Principally, it milks money from Memphis, so what's the harm, eh? The fact that Southland operates under a state charter, is subject to special state taxes and regulations means that it is a partner of the state of Arkansas. If Senator Bell's worst fears about potential new owners of Southland are realized, it may put state government in league with, er, uh, with something else, what? of ou Big Promises with Little Handles TJiis is the year of the big answer to bigsjei- problems in the United Stales —presidential election year. It is a little hard to tell at this juncture if we will have a valid choice when looking for a man to help" us find at least some of the answers to our complex problems. Right now it is a little easier for us to havg an opinion on potential , candidates who don't have the answers. We put "Dr." George Wallace and his "white root" elixir and Master Bobby Kennedy and his dream potions in this class. We may be ablq! to add others later. For ail their antagonism against, and aversion for each other, we can see many similarities in Wallace and Kennedy. They are both well financed, master manipulators who represent extremist views at opposite ends of today's political axis. §oth men are inclined to aim their key statements at the emotional, boiling point level of their most ardent followers. They apparently hope the spillover will develop a stream big enough to sweep them to their goaj, in a year when confusion has been a static condition in political developments. Wallace gets down to specifics on what he will do—i. e., throw HEW out lock, stock and filing cabinet, cut off all foreign aid, etc., without outlining how the will and authority of Congress will be circumvented to make this possible. Kennedy inclines toward the broad statement about broader problems with even broader suggested solutions without detailing how he would hurdle the difficulties that have prevented us from solving these problems before. Both then, are prone to tell partisan followers what they want to hear in over simplified terms — instead of what they ought to hear in terms of every day facts of life. Neither seems to have the will nor the inclination to seek a balance somewhere between the forward pull of change and the reluctant tug of custom. We have always had a lot of faith in the quiet common sense of the average American voter. It will be interesting to see how well this is borne out by his reaction this year to the big promises with the little handles.—Marked Tree Tribune. Destruction Not Free The old American tradition of "The Masies of people paying for the damage of itjinority groups" has found its way into the jdormitory system at ASU. Every self- respecting, hard-working, education-seeking "dorm resident will be expected to bear the Expense of damage caused by the not- so-se!f-respecling, lazy and irresponsible people who happen to live within the «ame dormitory. This tax wll! be in the form of a room key charge of $5, to begin next yea| Although students will benefit partially thrpygh the purchase of recreational equipment, the majority of the money will be usetf to pay for damages due to vandalism. Tlififs a senseless waste of the students' mojiey. Is there anything the student caa do about th! problem? The answer to thtt question if very simple. There must be an end to those childish students who find enjoyment in tearing up school property. It is an impossible job. for dormitory counselors to bring to justice every guilty person, without the help of every duty-minded student. Informing dormitory counselors of persons involved in vandalizing schemes is not a "cowardly" or "chicken" act. It is merely a person helping himself and ASU by doing his duly, as a member of the student .society of this school. Next year, vandalism will not only cost you the loss of much of your beautiful school property, but will also reach into your pocket and demand payment for its destruction-minded students found on the inside of the dormitories-will soon find themselves on the outside,—By Bruce Jackson In the Arkansas State University Hersld Snow's on Roof W/ien Fire Goes Oaf DEAR ABBY: My husband Is well over the age of collecting social security, but would you believe he is so vain he won't put in tor it because he doesn't want to admit his right age? He is still running after women, too. Believe n^ if ha ever catches any it will be perfectly harmless. I should know. 1 I have been touching up his hair for years, otherwise it would be snow-white. Lately I have been telling him it is time he let his hair go "natural" for it is no crime for a man his age to have white hair, • but he says, no, he still wants me to touch it up for him. If you were me, would you? ELSA DEAR ELSA: No. Tell him as long as there is no fire in the furnace, he may as well leave the snow on the roof. DEAR ABBY: I will give you the facts, which are all true, as I am the girl's mother: • Millie and Don (made up names) were married 2 weeks after Don graduated from high school. They had to get married as Millie was 5 months along. After the baby came I baby-sat for Millie so she could go back to school and get her diploma. The baby is a year old now and Don says he wants a divorce. He says he doesn't love Millie anymore and he wants to be "free." He says he doesn't want the responsibilities of marriage and fatherhood. He won't go to our priest, and he won't see a marriage counselor. He says all he wants is out. He went to a lawyer who says it will be difficult but not impossible for Don to get a divorce without Millie's cooperation because he has no ground s. (Millie has all kinds of grounds, but she doesn't want to file.) '. • Millie says she loves him and is willing to do anything lo save her marriage. Can you help? MILLIE'S MOM DEAR MOM: No one can 15 Years Ago ~-/n Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Shelton, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Warren, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Thomasson, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Robinson and Dr. and Mrs. F. Don Smith were hosts to 60 members and guests of the Cotillion Club for their monthly dance at the Hotel Noble on Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Herschell Garner and daughters Sayle and Lajean spent Sunday in Memphis visiting the zoo. A. W. Ford commissioner of education, will be the principal speaker May 29 when 92 Blytheville High School seniors receive their diplomas in commencement exercises at the school auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shelton spent the weekend in Palmersville, Tenn. visiting relatives there. "help" save a marriage unless both parties want to save it. Millie can make it tough for Don to get a divorce, but can't force him to live with her. Assuming she could "save" the marriage, a young husband who feels trapped would make a poor husband and a worse father. DEAR ABBY: In answer to the question recently asked of you, "Is the pill 100 per cent safe?" — may I reply? Thinking this was the only safe way- to avoid having a baby at my age (42), I asked my doctor for the pill. I used it for nearly 2 years, then... bang! I found I was pregnant. I had not forgotten to take my pill at any time, so at first I thought surely it was the menopause. (So did my doctor.) It turned out to be a beautiful baby boy instead. Abby, I had two grandchildren, so naturally I was about as "overjoyed" at the prospects of having another baby as most women'in their mid-forties would have been. But what seemed at first to be the end of the world turned out to be the most wonderful thing that'ever has happened to me. I hope that other women who find themselves in the same situation will read this and realize it is not a catastrophe — but God's -will. Only He could have known the joy this unexpected Child was to give us. And now we know too. BLESSED IN , ZANESVILLE DEAR ABBY: I have a "confidential" for my hus- 'band's secretary who is also doubling as "the other woman." in his life: I have offered my husband' his freedom so he could marry her, but he said he doesn't want it. Another thing, we. have been married for 29 years — . not 21. He also lied about his age. HIS WIFE I NEVER kNOu! WHAT CM IT I*... SOMETIMES I PONT EVEM KNOlO WHAT MONTH IT IS... I HAVE A CALENPAR IN MV ROOM „ IF W WANT TO KNOW WHAT PAV IT \6, JUST ASK ME She wheat Kleiner ROME, May (NBA) In Rome, when the Weather Is nice, everybody sits outside in the little sidewalk cafes along the Via Veneto. Sit there long enough and everybody you know will come by. David Janssen and I were sitting there and a lot of people came by — I spotted Walter Pidgeon, John Astin, Oscar Werner, James Farentino and a few faces I couldn't apply names to. Janssen was talking about the Pope and the Vatican, a subject he has difficulty in get- tip? out of his mind these days. He's filming "The Shoes of the Fisherman," and that story revolves around the Papacy. "Actors are really dumdums," Janssen said. "They only know what they have to know for the character they're playing. For this part, I have to be an expert on Vatican rituals, so I'm an expert on Vatican rituals. "I remember once going to a party, and Edward G. Robinson was there. He was telling the Chinese chef the best way to cook duck Chinese style. I asked him if Chinese cooking was a hobby. He laughed and said, no, it was just that he once played the part of an expert on Chinese cookery." Oskar Wernar had finished his work in the film, but was still hanging around Rome because he liked it. He dies in the picture, and David and 1 talked about the wonderful death scene Werner did in "Ship of Fools." He died of a heart attack in that one, and it was magnificent acting. "The script had him dying of a heart attack in this one, too," Janssen said. "But Oskar said he wouldn't — he had done it once and that was enough. So they changed it and he dies of leukemia in this. You know, tha Heart Association sent him a congratulatory letter for tha way he died in 'Ship of Fools'." That started Janssen, who has a wild sense of humor, wondering about how else Werner could die and who else could send him congratulatory letters. He was stumped for awhile about whether Werner would ever get such a letter from the Dental Association. Then w« worked out a scene In which an Imnacted wisdom tooth pierces the jugular vein, and w« all went back to the hotel hap. by dick kleiner py- That business of rewriting the script has some Italian film experts wondering about "Shoes." The script has been changed several times, and they have even added characters who weren't hi the book. And some characters who were have had parts cut or beefed up. One who has benefited from all this is Barbara Jefford, the The Doctor Says ~ by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - After your digestive tract has been receiving food for 45 years or more, some of the weaker spots in your colon may form outpouchings or diverticula. There may be dozens of these scattered throughout the length of your colon — a condition called diverticulosis which in its early stages produces no symptoms and requires no treatment. If, however, undue pressure builds up within these diverti- cula there may be vague pains in your abdomen. Later, if th partially digst- d food in these little sacs stagnates, irritating products of putrefaction form. This will cause the lining of the sacs to become inflamed When this ocr curs the condition is called di- verticulitis. This situation' is similar to appendicitis except that instead of one large inflamed pouch there may be a , fef* temw mrf 'aeiMttf mi wrTft Brandrfadt number of small ones. Although perforation of an inflamed diverticulum is rare, when it does occur it becomes a surgical emergency. In any case, the inflammation within one or more of the sacs may spread to the lining of the rest of the colon and produce colitis. Blood in the stools in the absence of any hemorrhoids is always a cause for alarm and should lead your doctor te determine whether the cause is dlverticulitis or cancer. Anyone in whom divertiei)lo- sis or diverticulitis is found, ty direct viewing through' a sig- moidoscope or by X-ray studies following a barium enema, should be under the care ef a physician. All cathartics must be avoided because they increase the pressure in the colon .antj thus favsr the rupture of a diverticulum. High colonic enemas must be avoided for the same reason. Surgical removal of the diverticuU is out of the Question because there are t» many of them. Formerly a low - residue diet (one containing no vegetable or. fruit) was recommenced, but this was found te aggravate rather than alleviate the condition. A diet that includes liberal amounts of coaked ycfe- tables and fruit and an ample fluid intake is now advised. Foods to be avoided include blackberries, raspberries, straw berries, fig* and tomatoes, be* small seeds to lodge in the di- verticula; wheat and eat products that contain visible bran particle*; nich gas • former! as beam, potatoes, peas, corn, cabbage, cauliflogwer and Bru- sele sprouts; and carbonated drinks. Constipation li avoided by using an eight-ounce warm ' English star of "Ulysses." Since she arrived on the scene, her part has been changed and considerably enlarged. This, of course, is fine with Barbara. Barbara and her husband, actor John Turner, have a two- man show they tour when there is nothing'else to do, Recently, they took'it to Africa and Barbara was amused by the actions of the African audiences. "They aren't used to live actors," she says. "Ordinarily, they only go to movies, and apparently they talk all the way through a movie. So they talked while we were on stage, too, until I told them they'd get more out of the show'if they listened instead of talking. "They laugh, too. Whenever anything funny happens, they laugh. Only thing is, they don't stop laughing. It is very difficult." Blytheyille (Ark.) Ceurier News Page Six Tuesday, M4y 21,1968 TSB ! OgOBOfc NEWS HEWS co. W«ll»ot Wltmer C». New Tort, rikJnn Dsirolt, Atlanta M«mo»'« Mma'd-etaM poitiie >23 ™ W •»t Blythet ille. Art. lumBw of tm aimhtM; not SOBSORIfTION BATRb IBJ curler in the city or Blytte. 11 r Mibawui torn, wbei* ' . . , <m L ild« 5j mile* radius lilJBO j6ftf payable in advance, • ' _n*l subscriptions arc not accept•J m 'owns and cities where 'Th« KOTB: Tin courier News i«um* BO nwMiutbtllty for ph6KiBr»flu eagMtmts or mtu ulbU D'jbUcMloa . J« poulb Rcmertber Pay Your ?aper Boy

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