The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1968 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 23, 1968
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A Signal Limitation It is unfortunate,, but Governor Rockefeller's chances of getting anything productive from the current special session of the Legislature must be calculated at something less than slim. It is unfortunate for Arkansas, a state where a variety of public institutions desperately needs new money. Even -with, things at their best, there are those Arkansas legislators who still believe the state prison should be run by convicts, who beat and torture other convicts. Such legislators will not vote money for prisons, of course. By failing to do so, they vote "aye" on the issue of human torture, but they must endure their consciences and make their peace with themselves and godspeed. Furthermore, the Governor asked for an increased cigarette tax and legislators don't tax cigarettes cavalierly, evidently upon the theory that they are assembled to represent all the people and that includes the cigarette lobby. Then, all other aspects of the political climate being purely beautiful, the Governor's program would be in trouble. But please mark this well: the climate in Little Rock is not beautiful. It is foreboding. Governor Rockefeller went into office inspired by the best of motives. He was elected by an electorate which had been excited by high hopes. His contributions to the office have been noteworthy indeed. His gpade has overturned the soil which was impacted by 12 years of one-man, one-party rule. Clearly a change in Arkansas politics was in order and Governor Rockefeller represented the most radical change. However he has failed to govern. He has worked under the obvious handicap of facing a belligerent Legislature which is still laced by the remnants of old guard Faubusism, but that can't excuse his failure to make some progress in his personal relations with that group. Progress in this connection should be evident by now, no matter how recalcitrant the Arkansas Legislature. Any progress in this connection is so slight, how- as to have completely escaped the attention of even the closest political observer. When the session opened on Monday, the Governor kept this 'already- unfriendly legislature waiting 15 minutes. In the press conference which followed he blurted out some language which one reporter charitably called "remarkable." The Governor's outrage was somewhat justifiable, but politicians simply never get things done by venting their outrage. For all of the many good things which Governor Rockefeller brings to public office, he does not bring the one asset which carried Orval Faufaus into the Arkansas political history books: the ability to understand people, to identify with people and to communicate with people. With this limitation, his tenure as governor never can aspire to greatness. cJLetteM Uli CLetten to the editor irt welcomed. They in nubject to editlBff, however, ana mult be slimed, signature will not be printed lit Che re-aoelt t| tie writft. No letttn will X returned.) Dear Editor: Your editorial reproduced in the Arkansas Gazette on Sunday, May 5, seemed to pin point two significant features relating to the present race for Governor. They were stated in these sentences: 1, "The arrival of Ted Boswell at the Democratic gubernatorial sUrting-gal* probably heralds the end of th« primary cold war." 2. "Ironically, then, he (Boswell) is in the best position at the moment to make the largest contributions to the state by forcing issues on other candidates." It pleased me very much for you to recognize and announce these important factors. I hope that my campaign will continue to follow the course of dealing with Issues rather than personalities. Yours very truly, Ted Boswell Physical 'Attraction Needs Explaining . iJEA ABBY:' Last month my husband received word he is being transferred out of the city in September. It's a promotion and will mean more money, but I am not happy about it. You see, he tells me that his secretary is filing for divorce (no children) and she is going with him! Abby, do you believe in a woman's intuition? This secretary has worked for my husband for nearly 3 years. I knew that she was very pretty, quite young, and married. (Happily, I assumed.) I knew that my husband had taken her to d i n n e r .occasionally when they had worked late. I also knew that he had taken her to lunch, but 1 suppose many such luncheons are for the purpose of discussing business. . I am sick inside. -I have the feeling that something is going on between them. Should I ask my husband if there is 'something he wants to tell me? If my suspicions are correct, am I wrong in trying to make it easier for him to tell me? ONLY GUESSING DEAR GUESSING: Tell him what is on your mind, and don't worry about whether yon are making it "easier" for him. Make it easier on yourself. And quit guessing. 1 DEAR ABBY: When a teenage daughter looks her mother in the eye with hate and says, "I don't owe you anything. I didn't ask to be born" what is a mother supposed to say? STILLWATER D E A R STILLWATER: "No one asks to be born. What a child 'owes' his, parents for the gift, of life is never repaid to the parents. It is passed on instead . to their children." DEAR ABBY: Why can't mothers take the time tb call the home of a "strange" playmate who comes to visit? My daughter was only 3 years old when some youngsters helped her over fne fence which surrounded our yard. When I discovered she was gone, I was nearly hysterical, and soon had the whole neigh- borhood driving up and down the streets looking for her. Thank God we found her safe, three streets away — in the borne'of a child only slightly older than she was. At 3, our daughter knew her name and telephone number, but her playmate's mother never bothered to ask her name, or if her mother knew where she was. If a strange playmate comes to my house, I always ask, "What is your name? Where 75 Years Ago «—/n B/yt/ievi/fe Mrs. Russell H. Fair and son Gary are in Ashdown, Ark. where they will spend two weeks visiting relatives. Mrs. W. J. Pollard left today •for Quebec, Canada where she will sail Sunday for Europe. Mrs. Robert I. Thompson and daughter Clara Lo, have returned from Vina, 'Ala;, where they have spent the past several weeks. Doyle Henderson, Blytheville seed dealer; today was appointed to a two-year term on the State Plant Board by Governor Francis Cherry. do you live? Does your moth. er know where you we? When do you have to be home?" Then I phone the mother to double-check. Please put this into your own words, Abby, and print it. It could spare man y a mother/the terrifing nightmare of having to hunt for her child after dark. MiyS. M. *»«> FARAMUS, N. J. DEAR MRS. H.: Your words arc fine. Thank yog for writing. DEAR ABBY: We have three adopted children at mix ed heritage whom we tovt very much. You can't imagine the hurl these children have suffered at school when they have been asked to write the story of their "heritage" and ancestors. (The eldest, is the illegitimate child of a Korean mother and an American fa-' ther.) There are other school children who are wards of the state, who must also find an assignment of 'this kind very embarrassing. I have spoken to the school principal about this an*"mi told that they had no control over how a .teacher chooses to teach history or English. It is to late after the child has come home with the assignment, but I am keeping up my campaign to prevent the suffering of other kios. Mabe if you print this, just one teacher will see it and think twice before she asks a child to write about a past hif new mother and daddy have been working for years (round, and with love, try to build his self-confidence. IN PENNA. Please help me. WITHHOLD MY NAME Hytnevflle (Ark.) Courier New Page Six Thursday, May 38, 1968 Remember Pay Your Paper Boy ILL NEVER SET TO Tr)6 FIRST 6RAPE I'M ALMOSTSURE THEV'RE 60IM6 TO MAKE ME SO THROU6H KINDERGARTEN ASAII Showbeat by dick kleiner Kleiner ROME, Italy - (NE.A) For American actors working in Rome for any length of time, there arises the problem of .where — and how — to live. Robert Stack and James Far- entino, shooting "Story of a Woman," have solved the problem differently. Farenlino and his good friend David Janssen, have rented a vila. Janssen is working here, too, in "Shoes of the Fisherman." "It was a mistake," Jimmy says. "It's too posh. I'm really not seeing how the average Roman lives. I should have done what Bibi and Bob did." "Bibi" is Swedish actress Bibi Andersson, the third star of the farm. She rented a small apartment in a little piazza in what is known as "Old Rome" — the heart of the city. And Stack, with his family, also took an apartment in a compound in the old city. "We took the kids out of school," Bob says, "and they have a tutor for three, hours a day here. They're already way ahead of their classmates in Los Angeles — which isn't hard as you know." Stack and his wife, Rosemary both feel strongly that this Roman fling is good for the children. "We b e 1 i e v e," Bob says, "that kids have to see another way of life. We want them to appreciate why their normal life is really extra-ordinary. We don't live high back home, but we have a pool and a nice house and that isn't the way most people live." They're shooting "Story of a Woman" at full speed ahead because Stack has to get back to Hollywood to begin his ser' ie's, The Name of the Game. Naturally, Stack is optimistic about the series — it is one of the most expensive ever conceived — but his optimism is controlled. "I've learned," he says, "to temper excitement with caution I haven't seen many scripts yet, so I really can't tell just how good it will be." He is, however, enthusiastic about this picture, and especially about working with Bibi Andersson. He had seen her in "Persona," and one reason he took the part was so hi could work with her.. He calls her "one of the three best actresses in the world," but won't specify the other two. He also likes the character he's playing — an American diplomat whose Swedish wife becomes involved with a romantic Italian. The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - If your child is handicapped, he is going to need, in addition to your love and sympathy, the wisdom to see that he has a chance to develop such skills as are within his capabilities. For several types of handicapped children, special classes are provided in our larger cities. A child should be placed in such a class only on the recommendation of a qualified medical specialist, in consultation with 1 educational and psychological specialists. Once placed in such a class, his need to continue in it should be reviewed every year. It has been shown repeatedly that, with understanding patience, en- UFAC1 - "ITS A ffffV 'frSA 61ft." — "OX., wryWy, if writ «* rfwt «*» enter for rtii yw, tafi g»t to wuk M Bra*** couragement, the assurance of love and avoidance of dwelling on the child's handicap, these children can make surprising school records, often surpassing those of most normal children. Whenever possible, the child should attend 'regular classes for a part of'his••training.and every effort should be made to get him into regular daises lull scale eventually. This has two purposes. It helps the handicapped child to see that he is not very different from normal children and it helps the latter to be more tolerant and understanding of the handicapped. On reaching maturity, the handicapped person must take his place in a community of predominantly normal persons. In dealing with a handicapped child, one must always remember that it is the ability, not the disability, that counts. As a parent, you must learn to view .your child's handicap realistically. Don't expect the im. possible but, on the other hand, don't be satisfied with anything less than his best. Above all, enjoy your child for the human individual he is — don't grieve over what you imagine he might have been. Q - We have a S-month-old baby. My husband smokes marijuana at home. Could t h 11 smoke in the room hurt the baby's health? A — I trust your husband doesn't blow the smoke in the baby's face. Although there is , no direct evidence that a small amount of this smoke in the air would affect the baby, I would strongly advise .that yeur husband, if he feels he must indulge In this juvenili hsWt, d* his impldni in laathsr not*. "The character seems so •well - adjusted," Stack says. "Nothing bothers him — until one event strikes the right button. I was like that, too. Once I almost strangled a girl who hit the button."" The three stars seem to be enjoying their work, and their on-camera relationship. Stack and Bibi were in bed, reading. She was supposed to have a Swedish book. • "But this is an Italian book," Bibi said, "It just has a Swedish jacket.!' "Think Swedish," Bob said. Farentino, playing the lover, surveyed the scene and said, "How dare she be in bed with her husband?" Later, Stack kidded Farentino about his making love to his movie wife. • "Yeah," Jimmy said, "but you get all the bed scenes." "Maybe so," Bob said, "but she's always thinking about you and I'm getting pretty tired of it." The gossip around Cinecitta — the Italian film studio — is that producer - director Leonardo Bercovici is making a semi- autobiographical film. Bercovici was once married to Swedish star Marta Toren and there •are those who claim many incidents in the script are real. Bercovici •isn't talking. TJDB Bl fTBEVUjl'B OOtn&iER NSWb • THE OOtJiHKR NBWS OO. C W. HADJIS, PUBLISHES BARRT A HA3NEB AwiJtint Publliher-IdlMf ' 61KB AUSTIN AdTertlilng Manattt fil* national Adtuilalar ItepreMntatln W«ll»oi Wltmer.Co. Haw To*. f&:a>EO r ukiroit, Atlanta. MempM Member of tht Anoclatt SUBSCRIPTION RAT_ By cartlw la tht oltjr of Bl'!h*< nil* or a'nr tufjlan town wnert) •timer Mrrict u maintained Mo ptt WM*. tt.SO (Mr month. By mill within * rtdlui at N mQ<*. 11.00 per ie»i. W.OO rot u month). M.o<> tor thr«. nonthi. by mtU, ou.Mdt So milt* radlui S1IM Mt mr pnynble tn adtance. 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