The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1966 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 23, 1966
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To Save Embarrassment It was to b« exp*ct*d thit the fiity'i prdtftst of 4« ftcreiS* in Blythevill* Water C6mpany rates »giin would breed talk 6f "buying the water company." Such talk has been pretty cheap here during the past 30 years. Much of it overlook* the fact that the Water Company generally has done a good job in carrying out its role—supplying, at a reasonable cost, a dependable source of pur* water. It also overlooks the fact that th* company has been th* billing ageht for the city's sewer improvement districts and that Water Company Manager Clyde Kapp has done a Herculean task in overseeing maintenance arid operation of the city sewer system. Since this is a town of shops and stores, most of those here favor free enterprise. This is exactly the sort of thing which all should favor and hurrah for it. But shops and stores depend on th* makers of wealth. Makers of produce her* Are th* acres, of highly-pro- ductive farmland* and th* ihdustri«S which now »r* bftjrinning to find their w»y to Arkansas and hurrah f6r them. Th* fr**-enterprising shops and stores, however, ar* not going to be nearly so enterprising if industrialization falters. The city must continue to b* alert to any circumstances which could discourage industrialization. Some local industrialists complain that the nftw water rates will do that. Nonsense, Mr. Kapp retorts. It behooves city government and th* Chamber of Commerce to fully investigate the possibility that the community might be industrially embarrassed in the presentation of any tax or utility rate schedule to visitors. In truth, most large industrial water users probably will do exactly what Continental Oil Company did in construction of its Barfield plant — and that would be to avail themselves of th* plentiful supply of artesian water which this area has been blessed with- During th« past three of f6ur decades, Blytheville High School foetbM rostejs have been sprinkled with names lik* Mosley, Elliott and Besharse, just to name three families which have mad* extraordinary contributions to athletics here. But in Luxora, they pity football, by George. They not only play by Geoff*, but with George. As a matter of fact, without th* Georges they just, might not play football *t all. By a recent (and unofficial) count, Luxftra had 16 young men out for th* team. Of these, four of them have the surname, George. All four-Don, Joe, Bob&y and Raymond —are listed as starting players. Were it not for the Georges, Luxdfa wbuld have only 12 young men out for football and that's just not quite enough. Luxora, by the way is having on* of its best football seasons in y*ars (which speaks well for the Georges). Of the group, Bobby is well known to Blytheville sports fans afc the third baseman with the quick reflexes on Blytheville'S American Legion slat* championship baseball team. Ed Hayes says this gfoup of Luxofans had an outstanding athletic record while in junior high. Oh, yes, Luxera's football team has a "Moseley," also. * * * Jada McGuire, that good man whom we're losing to Jbplin, Mo., has even higher regard this* days for the men, good and true, of the Blytheville Pqst Office. to him this week was delivered a letter, on the envelope of which were Only his picture (clipped from some publication) and the words, "Blytheville, Ark." What we're wondering: Has not the Zip Code mad* city and state obsolete? In other words, would not McGuire have received th* letter with nothing more than his picture and the number, 72316? Is Hot 72316 easier, quicker to write than Blytheville, Ark.? Is this not progress? Is this not unsentimental, by the way? Picture if you will, the couple, happily married, recalling their courtship: HE—Do you remember, dear? SHE—Certainly. There was a full moon that night in 72316. HE—Yes, and on our honeymoon the azaleas were blooming in 89541. SHE—And that quaint old home beneath th* oaks in 43376. .. . . Ah, progress! -H.A.H. Canhel— -at Bay By WARD CANNEL Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK (NBA) . Along witii the growing volume of expert opinion on inflation and what to do about it that comes across this desk daily, we received a reprint of some remarks on the subject by a men biled as Henry H. Fowler, secretary of the Treasury... We read no farther because it struck ns that somebody some where had made a terrible mistake. It had always been our distinct understanding that the secretry of fiie Treasury was Henry Morgehthau Jr. So, just for kicks, we looked old Ickes. But before we could do so, he said: "Exactly, And what about the secretary of labor and the postmaster general?" We were still trying to think of somebody besides Frances Perkins and James Farley when he said: "Who is the men's singles champion?" He had us there. We could not say for sure whether it was Bill Tilden or Don Budge'. But he was not waiting for our answer. "And the women's?" he asked "Alice Marble," we blurted qut. "Or is it Helen Wills Moody?" "Right," he said. ''Who is the it up "in the World Almanac, president of Columbia Univer- and were quite surprised to find jsity?" has not been the secretary ofi "Nicholas Murray butler," the Treasury for years. the past 21 60O.,TO THEE../ Of No Hose-Bite A woman mail carrier in Wichita, Kansas was bitten on the hand by a n6n-pbisdn6us black snake which she picked up id thfe yard of a home on her rout*. She thought the snake was a water hose from which she could get a drink. Those whose minds work the other way and assume that every hos* they see is a snake are accused of having over-active imaginations, but at least they can claim ftie practical advantage that they don't get snake- bit.—Florida times-Union, Jacksonville. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) 21 ; -" : - *A8< VQ2 «A692 AQ1064 " WEST EAST 41072 4KQJ9I VJ1085: V94 • 654 » K 10 S 3 SOUTH 4.5S , VAK76 • J7 *AKJSV , , North-South vulnerable West North Eisl Sftath ,:,„: 1* 1* 2 + Pass 3 6 Pass 3 V Pass 3 A £a& S + Pass Pass Pass Opening leafl— 4 2 Put yourself in South'k posi tion after West opens th* deuce of spades against y6ur slam contract. You apply the code word ARCH. Analyze the lead and it looks as if'West has opened low from three. If the deuce were a singleton then East would have seven spades. Review th* bid- dirigr'East has overcalled with a five card suit. He almost surely holds the king of diamonds to give him enough for an ovefcall. Count your winners and losers. You have enough winners but if the diamond finesse is wrong, as you expect, you have two losers before you can cash in. How cm you make the hand? If West holds the king of diamond! you have a simplfe diamond finesse but you have already decided that he doesn't hive it. You cm try for in end pisy. If trumps break 2 - 2 you can draw trumps, play out three hearts in order to discard one t>f dummy's spades, ruff your fourth heart and throw East in with a spade. The trouble with that line of 'play Is that W*st probably holds a spad* honor and East can BIOSATT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Birth Control Now Is Vital Part of US. Aid Program Well, it is an awful shock to learn that you are a young fo- gey, and we could not help trying the question out at lunch on a friend of ours whose name is • Legion "That's easy," he said. "The secretary of the Treasury is Henry Morgenthau." "No," we said. "It is a man named Fowler. The Almanac says so." "That may be," Legion said. "But Fowler is just hplding the job until Morgenthau gets back" "Gets back?" we inquired a trifle wildly. "From where?" "From wherever," he said serenely. We did not like the drift of the conversation, and we told him so in no uncertain terms. "Oh, you think it's crazy?" he said. "Well then, answer me this — Who is the secretary of the Interior?" We must confess to having had a very strong urge to say Har- By RAY CROMLEY | Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) in the late 1930s in her sitting room in the old Tokyo Imperial Hotel; the late Margaret Sanger, veteran apostle of birth control, w»s telling some of us how She was accomplishing her ends against hsavy opposition. "The men are furious and won't bend," she said. "But I get to the women. They put pressure on the men. You can't stop women when they want something." Mrs. Sanger had just been on a wide swing through India, China, Japan and other coun- er-high birth rates in many] countries are making U.S. aid ineffective in improving the lot of the average citizen. A top AID official complained to me recently: "If. with • U.S. aid and its own strong efforts a country raises its output by 2Vi per .cent a year and at the same time the country's high birth rate is increasing the popula- j tion by 2& per. cent or more a year, then where are we getting?" * * » The less - developed countries worldwide raised their grain production 42 per cent between 1938 and I960. But the population grew so fast that in i960 each person in these countries tries in South, East and South- ] had 3 per cent less grain. play lo win order to let Wes c win that trick and lead a di- mond. Thus, there is no legitimte play but a swindle may work. South does draw trumps. Then he leads dummy's ace of dis- monfls and continues with Sift deuce. East may duck on 'the theory that South started with the singleton seven of diamonds. South will take his jack, game, slam and rubber. 6 ita kr NEA, I "And if you rfon'J confirm to tht Mtttritn Cultural n, vrt'll fare to eoniWer y*« o east Asia. In those days she sometimes found herself praised and honored. At other times she ended up in jail. Now, some 20-odd years later, the U.S. Agency for International Development is quietly, but with considerable back - scenes fanfare, looking hypothetically for a whole team of subtle-but- persistent Margaret.Sangers. To anyone who will listen, and after glancing to the right and left in a conspiratorial manner, top AID men pass out documentary papers and quote, "alarming figures on how sup- Despite extensive U.S. a i d, food production in Latin America has declined 3.9 per cent per capita since 1961. By the time the huge Aswan Dam goes into operation so many more Egyptians will have been born that the dam's benefits will merely enable the Egyptians to hold their own. So quietly, birth control aid is becoming a tiny-in-dollars but major-in-emphasis part of the U.S. aid program. The birth control programs are moving slowly, however, U. S. AID m«n say that's because they can help only when the country being aided wants birth control assistance and specifically asks for it. (U.S. AID men though, aren't bashful about hinting to countries about birth control benefits.) : » » » . ' Now effective all this is going to be is not yet certain. Only a small beginning has been made to date in a few countries. Serious attempts are currently being made, in Korea, Nationalist China on Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Chile. It's been impossible for population scientists to be certain these programs have had any important results. There are few if any indications of an important shift in 'rirth rates. The program is growing. Ceylon, Malaysia and the U n i t e d Arab Republic have made plans or actual starts. The thing the planners forget, however, is that as major countries of the world have indus- tralized, their birth rates have gone down. Germany was once cited as an example of too much population growth. Today West Germany is seriously short ol manpower. Japan oncfe had a very high birth rate. Today, Japan also is short of labor. Perhaps the worriers and their figures will be wrong and a nonstarvation balance between man and food will develop. Sunday School Le.\son- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. The human desirfe to be remembered lakts a variety of forms. Names are scrawled on bridge girders, cliffs and otherwise dignified buildings. 0 r they're thrust into the headlines by the bizarre and outlandish Notable leaders are remembered by parks, streets, airports or other community monuments Since most of us won't have that honor, we have only bur tombstones to consider. That's a way of perpetuating one's name — for a little while. Numferous collections of fascinating tombstone inscriptions iiave b6en made from time to time. I had a friend in North Carolina who sent me the fol- Ibwing inscription: "She averaged well for this community." There is no indication of the local average! In Scotland during this past summer, * delightful inscription was shared by the pastor of the ocal kirk. The tombstone reads {ere lies Michael Elkinbrod, Hae mercy on his soul, 6 God, ,F h« would hae, were lie Lord God. And ye were Michael Elkin- brod. However, it was in the historic and beautiful Yorkminster that I came upon what must be the world's permanent footnote. We were enjoying the architectural beauty of this lovely cathedral, noting Kie memorials which lined the corridors and marking the graves of the famous and those who would have been forgotten but for these memorial stones. Among them there appeared one which recorded in enduring marble the last events of one Viscountess Lora. In meticulous detail there is recorded her ancestry, her children, the time of her death. After some 22 lines of this recounting of personal history tiiere appear these concluding lines: "For her character and other details, See the Gentleman's Magazine for May, MDCCCXU" The quotation, six lines 6 f praise, indicated the remarkable qualities of the Viscountess Lora. I shall remember her for this precise footnote. What footnote do you want on your tombstone? It could be a reference to some passing tribute in the daily newspaper. If so, be sure that it's properly dated and listed. Perhaps we shall be remern- |bered as those whom Stephen I Spender described: " . tlios bald at thirty Englishmen Whose polished foreheads are The tombs of record sales." It migiit be the postscript concerning that eminent archi tect, Sir Christopher Wren, whose memorial in St. Paul's would see his lifework "to look about you." Perhaps we had better follow the injunction of Jesus who Siought it better to escape from the worry of anxiety of what others might footnote, and so stated simply, "He who would find himself, must lose himself" The building of Hi* original Erie Canal in the early 19th cen tury from north of Albany westward to Buffalo was the biggest construction project ever undertaken in the young United States. A group of businessmen and scholars plan to rebuild much of the city of Port Royal, Jamaica as it existed before an earthquake toppled it into the sea in 1692. "And t h e Army chief of staff?" "Douglas MacArthur," we said. "No. George C. Marshall." , ' "Exactly," he said. "Who ran the ..?" "Jesse Owens," we said. "Correct," he said. "An.d what about the . ?" "Paavo Nurmi," we replied. And so it went. Who is the governor of Minnesota? Who holds the home run championship? Who is the speaker of the House? Who sponsors Jack Benny's program? Who plays the part of Tarzan...? And we must confess to having got every answer right. "See?" he said. "Yeah," we said sadly. "The two of us are living in the past." "Not at all," he said. "We're living in the present. But there's no harm in being ready for the future." 75 Years Ago -In Blythcville A large group of Blytheville students have enrolled at Arkansas State College at Jonesboro this month. Among those Kay Colston, Sonny Stires, Sue Carol Osborne, Guy.Burks, Ira Neely Koonce, Eula Sm i t h, Thomas Holderby, Billy D°an Jackson and Barbara and Elizbeth Van Hoosier. Among those students enrolled at Columbia Military Academy at Columbia, Tenn. are Jimmy Phillips, Rondall Phillips, Johnny Halsell, Bill Wunderlitii, Joe Walls, Freedy Mullins, Rupert Craflon, Jerry Cagle and Stanley Zellner. Mrs. Jesse White and Mrs. Ben W. White have returned from Atlanta where they motored John Charles White who entered Georgia Tech as a freshman.. Mrs. Harry A. Haines and daughter, Elizabeth, left by plane yesterday for Hickory, N. C. to visit Mrs. Haines' parents. Blvthpville (Ark.) ';ouriei News Friday, September 23, 1966 Page Four IHE BLVTHEVH-LE COURIER NEWS THE COUKlEh NmVS CO. B. H' HAINES PUBLISHER 11AIIRT .1. EIA1NKE Assistant ublfshcr-Bdilor I'AUL D HUMAN Advertising • Manager Sole. National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmcr Co New York. Chicago Detroit Atlanta tMeuipllli Second-class postage paJd at Blytheville Ark Member ot the Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city ol Blythe- Fille or any sub-roan town where carrier service is maintained 35c per week S1.50 DM montb. By mall within a radius ol 5v milei. 58.00 per rear S5 00 [or six monthb. §3-'Jfl for three muntlu by mail, outside 50 mile radius *18.00 p?r year payable In advance. Mail subscriptions are not accept- eH in towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service Is maintained Mail subscriptions ait payable in advance NOTE; The Courier rrtws assumes no responsibility for photograph* manuscripts, engravings or mats lefl with it fur possible publication Lines of Work Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS ] Live mannequin 6 Secret 11 Vicar's assistant 12 Juliet's beloved 13 Spanish banknotes 14 Brittle isfoot joints .16 Graphs 17 Shdshonoan 18 Pitiful cry 19 Twitching 22 School subject 23 Watering place 26 City in Italy 28 First Christian martyr 30 Excavate 32 Throng 33 Neither 34 Pastry 35 Golfer's mound 36 Sell 37 Festival (comb, form) 40 Having authority 43 public •16 On the left sidc(naut.) 47 City in New Jersty 48 Doctor's helper 49 Conjoins 50 Compound ether 51 reader DOWN '1 Soldier of old 2 City in Russia 3 Palm fruit 4 Greek letters 5 Man's nickname 6 Master builder 7 Asiatic goal antelope 6 Near East notable 9 Arboreal abode 10 Spinning toys 11 U.S. coin 13 City in. France .16 Two-wlieelcd vehicle 36 Line of poetry 18 Rinsed 38 Greek war god 20 Feminine name 39 Together 21 Builder of (prefix) wooden objects 40 Window part 23 Footwear 41 Musical producer composition 24 Church bench 42 Wrong (law) 25 Too 43 Not a single one 26 Source ol light 44 Newspaper 27 Daughter of death notice Cadmus (myth.) 45 Haul (coil.) 29 Before (prefix) 47 Murmuring 31 Delicate color sound NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.

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