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Democracy Implies Choice Interest in elective office hereabouts is healthy and heartening. It's almost as if the people no longer believe the myth that one must hold a membership in good standing with the club in order to qualify for office. Without becoming too specific, it would be more than somewhat of a shame if this great convulsive, reactionary spirit of the voter turned out too many incumbents. Certainly, there are those incumbents who would leave the county and their communities much the poorer should they lose their public positions. To offer one's self for public service is to go the final mile in citizenship. It is not for everyone to do, nor should it be. But those who find a conviction that they have the time and talent to offer government are denying an important obligation of a democracy if they fail to offer. .; Well, there are fewer people denying this particular obligation, anyway. This outbreak of candidates will Have its salutary effects on government, too. That consensus at the Cott$n Bowl Cafe (sometimes-hub of county government whenever the County Governing Council at Holiday Inn is in adjournment) will not be arrived at so lightly, perhaps. The citizen's voice and vote likely will be felt more keenly now that it is obvious that there are people of substance who stand ready to offer their names for the ballot. What a pity it would be—and has been—when the facts are otherwise. Government—any type of government —is at its worst when people don't care. This is more true in a democracy than in any form of government. When the people—as such—no longer care, no longer vote, no longer mount campaigns, then they must take the sort of government the politicians want them to have. Locally, we've had some pretty good politicians. They probably have made fewer mistakes than the electorate would have committed in the name of democracy over the past several decades. But whatever form of government that was it wasn't democracy. Democracy implies choice and selection. There must be candidates (as distinguished from candidate) for there to be voter choice and selection. It's a very good thing to have choice. We're happy so many seem to agree. Of Comics On Campus It will probably come as no surprise to most parents that comic books, that mainstay of grade school children, have now reached the college campus. What this indicates about the level of student reading is somewhat vague. One English professor acknowledges that he uses some comic books in his course in contemporary American literature. The students "dig them", he says, and "I hope that in them they will see various patterns at work which will give them better insight to where things are today." One comic strip artist is a regular speaker on college campuses and outdraws a lot more serious speakers. But some of the students insist this Is all not just trying to get a capsule glance at life and that comics are not necessarily shallow. One says they are "the twentieth century mythology." Another explains that they "often stretch the pseudo-scientific imagination far into the phantamsmagoria of other dimensions, problems of time and space, and even the semi-theological concept of creation." It won't be long before proud parents will be bragging about the college level stuff their fifth grade kids are perusing.-Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. Chickens Except for those in the grocer's meat department—dressed and dismembered for the frying pan—you seldom see chickens any more. They're hardly in evidence as you drive through the country. But you would be wrong to conclude that America doesn't raise chickens any more. It raises them more and more and more. Chick production by hatcheries in July was 280.6 million, according to the Crop Reporting Board. For the first seven months of the year there were 1,654.2 million broiler-type chicks produced—the highest hatch on record. In that same period, the total hatch of egg-type chicks (layers-to-be) was 296.7 million; an increase of 13 per cent from the same period last year. Any impression to the contrary is an optical illusion, or something. The ancient riddle has been changed to "Why DOESN'T the chicken cross the road?" Because It's eon- fined in the henhouse. — Nashville (Tenn.) Banner. meditations— And the Lord God planted a garden In Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.—Genesis 2:8. We are the miracle of miracles, the great inscrutable mystery of God.—Thomas Carlyle. The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.—Proverbs 14-10. Believe me, every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.—Henry W. Longfellow. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner *NO! THE PRESIDENT KE6P5 THE HAT AW!> THt U.N. --.—..—_. _ _»» — __>. "PMC surr''' JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH <D) AKQJ3 ¥7 4A10765 27 WEST EAST ASS A.74 VK942 VA108653 • QJ2 498 #Q862 *A104 SOUTH AA10962 • K43 + 753 Both vulnerable Weft North East South 1* IV 14 2V 3A Pass 4* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— V Z It is rather easy for declarer to look over dummy and decide on a line of play that will bring home his contract. It is much harder for a defender to do the same thing and work out a play to defeat the contract. The reason lies in that tlie declarer is looking at 26 cards that he can play as a unit while a defender looks at 13 of his crds and another 13 belonging to an opponent. Playing today's hand East wins Hie first trick with the ace of hearts and looks the dummy over carefully. He has one trick In hearts but that suit isn't going to bring in anything more. He also expects nothing in trumps. That leaves the minor suits in which to find three tricks, if he expects to keep the rubber going. He tries to count declarer's distribution and marks him with five spades, two hearts and six cards in the minor suits. It also appears to him that his partner will hold one or two honors in diamonds. If he holds two honors and exactly three diamonds, West will be sure to collect one diamond trick but after that South will be able to discard two clubs on dummy's fourth and fifth diamonds. This will leave South with only one club and ten tricks. Then East goes a step further and sees that if West does hole two diamond honors, a small diamond and the queen of clubs there is a way to beat declarer. He leads his four of clubs. West's queen forces dummy's king. Later, West gets in with a diamond and gives his partner two club tricks. MUSICAL!" BIOSATT AND CROMLfY IN WASHINGTON Fur to Fly as GOP Bids For Georgia Governorship HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Crisis in Italy - last summer, Vittorio DeSlca shot a film called "After the Fox," with Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Martin Balsam and Sellers' wife, Britt Ekland. It was written by Neil Simon, the man who wrote "Barefoot in the Park" and "The Odd Couple." The Italian editor, who cut the film, didn't understand English. So he ciiopped most of Simon's gags. Simon and the studio screamed. And now the whole picture has gone back to be recut completely — with an English - speaking editor standing by. Don't mention the word "location" to Stella Stevens — not for awhile, anyhow. The gorgeous actress, so sunny in "The Silencers,' was telling me about her experiences in Durango, Mexico, where she shot "Rage" with Glenn Ford. It shouldn't happen to a blonde. To begin with, it was cold — it got down to 40 degrees in Bie morning. And that's when they shot a scene with Stella and eight Mexican girls taking a mass shower — in the nude. "They had never heard of G- strings," Stella says. "So they just put some little pieces of tape down the^e and covered them with flesh make-up. It was so cold I got a bottle and passed it around. The director was furious that we were drinking, but .t was either that or pneumonia." There was a party for the cast in Durango's biggest hotel. A man walked in covered witii jlood. He had just shot and killed another man who had come at him with a machete. Stella says that kind of thing was common in Durango. She had rented a house, but t was inadequately heated, so she bought a bevy of electric By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. ATLANTA, (NBA) Georgia's first Republican governor nominee since 1874, Rep. Howard (Bo) Callaway, is a strong front-runner today, but if former governor Ellis Arnall can win an expected Democrat- c runoff victory Sept. 2 he may turn this race into a close and extremely bitter battle. No Georgia political observers hink Arnall can be beaten in the runoff by his surprise competitor, segregationist Lester Maddox, who gained minor [ame by closing his Atlanta restaurant rather than desegregate it. But some cautious voices suggest Maddox may poll a big vote, enhanced possibly by Republican crossovers bent on embarrassing Arnall and by a white backlash reflecting again the recent racial disturbances in Atlanta. It is assumed that the backlash thrust Maddox into the runoff, even though he was operating witli very little money. But the word is that even some ardent anti - Arnall politicians cannot take Maddox seriously. Arnall could pick up heavy support from backers of both the moderate James Carter, state legislator, and conservative James Gray, publisher. back to Washington to vote against a minimum wage increase, an event Arnall would set against a backdrop of 50 major roll calls allegedly missed by Callaway. Other spots considered vulnerable by the Arnall forces include Callaway's inherited fortune and his "hardship" discharge from the Army. He is a West Point graduate who saw some service in Korea as an infantry lieutenant. Arnall, of course, is the old- time reform Democrat who won the governorship in 1942 by beating Sen. Herman Talmadge's father, Eugene. Talmadge says he will support the "party nominee," but no one looks for him to make any real effort for an Arnall candidacy. Sen. Richard Russell, his own re - election assured, probably will not lift a finger in the governorship race. Some observers find it hard to believe, however, that lesser pitch in for Arnall. Stathouse control is endangered for the first time in 92 years. And Cal- Uway is plugging for the election of flocks of GOP nominees to state legislative, county and other offices. At 39, the attractive Callaway is cutting a wide swath with appeals for himself and others. Traveling the state in a red, white and blue "Bo bus," he These two ran close b e ii i n d seems to be putting together a Maddox. If Arnall wins, he is counted upon to cut loose on Callaway with a savage assault that could potent coalition of racial and economic conservatives. Elected to Congress in Barry Goldwater's Georgia sweep in easily descend to the personal j 19C4, Callaway is an' unabashed level. One item sure to be toss- j Goldwaterite. At a recent eve- ed in — Callaway's special trip | ning rally in an Atlanta park, he appeared to be echoing 1964 when he quoted Henry Ford as saying years ago: "You don't cure poverty with charity. You cure it with work." Callaway promises platform - style specifics after the Democratic runoff. Throughout the early phase of his campaign he has limited himself to extolling individualism, states' rights and local government. The young millionaire from Pine Mountain, owner today of a lush recreation layout called Callaway Gardens, has built an organizational effort of a sort probably never before seen in the Old South at the governorship level. Th 1964 G o 1 d w a t e r field troops provide the base, but it evidently has been broadened. Callaway people claim 36,000 volunters. Campaign headquarters walls are alive with charts and maps. A costly computer is drawing voter profiles, and the nominee targets the areas with the richest vote potential. It all has the look of a southern - style Kennedy operation. Callaway seems to fit the "we can still stop desegregation' mood of many Georgians anc other southerners, yet he also has the physical cast of the "new breed." Arnall, by contrast, is reported by pollsters to offer the image of an old-style, liberal- spending liberal. He could be outdated. Nevertheless, he is not likely to be outfought. Therein lies the prospect seen by some that the personable Callaway can be pressed hard and even over- i turned. Q _ My daughter has exzema. Doctors have tried several remedies but nothing helps. Is it just nerves or can it be cured? A -~ Exzema is found is both infants and adults and in some victims it lasts a lifetime but with skillful treatment it can be controlled. The greatest obstacle to successful treatment is difficulty in finding the cause wliicii varies widely in different persons. In many infants the cause is an allergy to milk, eggs or orange juice. Whan milk is the cause a milk substitute made from soybeans should be used and, when orange juice is the cause, synthetic vitamin C should be given. In any case the offending food must be scrupulously avoided. A doctor in London has found that sensitivity to gluten (wheat protein) is a frequent cause of Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. exzema and, by eliminating all wheat and wheat products from the. diet, he has cured some stubborn cases that had been present for over 20 years. The next problem in chronic eczema, and most cases become chronic, is to determine how much of the itching eruption is due to the underlying cause, how much is due to overiisat- ment with creams or lotions to which the victim may be sensitive and how much is due to the inevitable scratching. Nerves are not a direct cause but Kie disease may cause nervous tension which increases the scratching thereby setting up a vicious cycle. In order to break such a cycle aspirin is often effective in stopping th« Itching. Wet dressings to soften and remove crusts followed by the application of a coal tar cream often brings about marked improvement. Success has also been attained with the use of fluodnolone aeetonide cream. Q — I take aspirin for my arthritic pain. Will this drug dry my blood up? A — No. Aspirin is a valuable drug in most forms of arthritis and persons with arthritis are able to take larger doses than are others without harmful effects, oo large a dose, however will irritate your stomach anc may cause bleeding. Continuec bleeding would thin your blood If aspirin irritates your stomach you should reduce the dose, Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G iirandstadt, M. D,, in cars o) this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individul letters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. Pfljr Your ftpec Boy heaters. They blew tht fun and it took an electrician, two days to fix it. That night, she went to take a bath. Fortunately, she stuck her finger in the water to test the temperature - and she got a stock. The electrician had wired the tub into the circuitry somehow. She would have been electrocuted if she's stuck her foot in. We are moving into the third year of ABC's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, which is perfectly all right with David Hedison. 'I bought the suit and so I'll wear the jacket," is the way he puts it. He means that he agreed to do the show, so he'll ride with it as long as it goes. He would like to see some modifications, however — more women and more monsters. The ratings indicate, he says, that the public likes monsters. And, as for the shortage of women down there on the bottom of the sea, "I think there should be more women on the show for the women in the audience to identify with," he says. He isn't being selfish about it, even though as a handsome single man you might expect he'd like to work with more actresses — or actors, for that matter. "They have too much ego," he says. "And I would certainly never marry an actress. Actor- actress marriages never work. It gives me the creeps, thinking about it — picture two actors- married and, sitting around in the evening, his agent calls and then his press agent and then her agent and (Sien her press agnt. "His and hers agents. It's a frightening thought." 75 Years Ago -In B/ytf>ev///e Mrs. J. C. Droke was installed as president of the City Council Association of Parent Teachers by Mrs. Glenn Ladd at t h e First Christian Church. Some 5,380 persons' went through the gates of the Northeast Arkansas. District Fair yesterday as fair' skies returned. Nearly ,7,100 immunizations against five of the leading communicable diseases were administered by the County Health Unit this year from Jan. 1 through August 31, a report issued by Mrs. A n n a be 1 Fill, county health nurse, showed. Fire believed ca u s ed by a short circuit in electrical wiring gutted one room and caused smoke damage to eight others at Immaculate Conception School at Ash and Division last night. The Rev. 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