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Creeping Into Action The House of Representatives' investigation into the official conduct of one of its own—Adam Clayton Powell —can not be viewed with the unmitigated joy it might for a number of reasons. First, the House obviously is picking on a cripple. Congressman Powell is in deep legal trouble, His extra-curricular activities as a house .member and chairman of a standing committee have been news for years. Disturbing is the House reluctance to take on Congressman Powell. Further disturbing is the fact that the investigation began only when the stench became unbearable. There was no initiative in the House itself for a look into the obviously cavalier attitude about official business which is characteristic of the Congressman from New York. The story of his adventures abroad, of his staff members and traveling companions were reported in the nation's newspapers for years before the House could stir itself to action. Congress is loath to act when it comes to Congressmen. While the frantics of the far right rant about closing the barn door on presidential and judicial prerogatives and powers, the stallions of Congress are romping out to frolic at the other end of the separate-but-equal structure. Congress is unbridled. The only control which may be exercised over its members is held by its members. What the people back home d6n't know, won't hurt them ... or, more important, the members of Congress. The Powell Case—an instance of Congressional policing which is so terribly rare—pretends to show Congress at the its best, policing the conduct of its members. Actually, it only serves to remind us that Congress is quite late in getting around to this flamboyant member and that for those members who can keep their names out of the papers, anything still may go on the old committee expense account. It's a quaint notion, perhaps, but it seems not unreasonable that the people of the United States be given more information concerning the official and unofficial business of their Congressmen and state legislators. Of OtU Viewpoint: The Thompson Acquittal There never was any doubt that Tommy Lee Thompson, Negro youth accused of the brutal and sadistic slaying of Mrs. W. R. Lewis last year, would go free. A United States supreme court ruling strikes close to home in this trial. The supreme court made a mockery of the whole proceeding. The question of determining the attitudes of prospective jurors about capital punishment was a sheer waste of time. So was the trial. It might as well have never been held. Why? Because the supreme court has gone overboard in protecting individual rights at the expense of the rights of society. It was not possible to obtain a conviction of Thompson because of the failure to use one word in advising him of his rights at the time of his arrest. Fielding Potasnick, prosecuting attorney, says that the Negro youth was advised that anything he said might be held against him and that he had the right to obtain the services of an attorney. Because he wasn't told that the attorney services were "free 1 a statement obtained from him was ruled to be inadmissable at Thompson's trial in Jackson, where a jury acquitted him after overnight deliberation. This is no time for mob action protesting the effect of the supreme court's ruling. This would solve nothing. The court is protected from public sentiment. A right the people do have is to elect congressmen, and senators who are pledged to enact legislation wherever possible nullifying the numerous court excursions into the legislative field. In the past Congress has been sympathetia with the court but there was some evidence in the recent election that people are becoming disturbed about maintaining a status quo, which nourishes criminals, riots in the street and racial excesses. The people cannot touch the court directly but they do elect the President and the members of Congress and the court has a reputation for. following election returns. If the people speak loudly enough the court will listen. If the people elect the right congressmen and senators, the Congress will act. If they elect the right President and they make their wishes known he will be careful Instead of making appointments to the court. There is no cause for despair if people will meet their responsibilities as citizens while there still is time.—Sikeston (Mo.) Daily Standard. Divorce is so common in certain areas someone should publish a new directory called, "Who's Whose." — The Prescot (Ontario) Journal. • ••••••••••••**••••••••••••••••••••*••*••"•* Show Beat by f Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Script troubles will delay the filming of "Valley of the Dolls" a month or so, so discount all those casting rumors you've heard . As of now, all those juicy parts are still up for grabs .. One interesting probable bit of casting is Peter Falk, who is about set to play Bugs Moran in "Th.e St. Valentine's Day Massacre" .•• When The Road West moves west, Glenn Corbett will move right along with Barry Sullivan and the rest of the Pride family. I asked Glenn if he had been worried and he smiled and said, "Things like that don't worry me — I only worry about the human condition" ... Around the "In the Heat of the Night" set, Rod Steiger calls his old friend Sidney Poitier "Sidney Fetchit" and Poitier retaliates by calling Rod "Marlon J. Cobb." Clint Walker is wdrried. During the last election, he "spoke his mind" and his mind Is politically conservative. "I feel everybody — actors and mailmen — should be concerned about politics these days," he says. "But I'm a lit- England. "1 think,'.' he says, "that I surprised a lot of people with the dramatic scenes I did in that one. Lots of folks think that good old easy-going Clint is O.K. as a cowboy but he can't do anyl'''n" • '-e. I showed them a few things." "Hogan's Goat; may turn out to be Hogan's r'o c k e t •- it could make Robert Hogan a star. Hogan (the actor) is doubling these days, starring in the television serial, General Hospital, and playing the lead in "Hogan's Goat" on stage here. The play has attracted a great deal of attention to the square - jawed, handsome actor. Bob Hogan is "a pool - hall Irishman" from New York who came out here five years ago and had a tough time making it. "It was my own fault," he says. "I had adopted an attitude of rebellion — I dressed sloppy; I showed up at interviews with a stubble; I had a chip on my shoulder. Besides, my wife and I were having trouble at home.' What straightened him but was marriage counseling and group therapy. He realized Though through the ages man has progressed to the point where he walks upright, his eyes swing from limb to limb.—The Vandalia (HI.) Union. BIOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON Reagan: Key Figure in GOP Efforts at Peacemaking tie worried about possible re- i * rou e h * esS ministrations that percussions. Many h * a d » of I * e f r oub e was himself and his studios around here are liberals ' attack °, f Hollywooditis." As I don't mind sticking my neck I s00 " a = "e understood, he snap- out, but I don't want to put ft | Ped out of it. his marriage was on the chopping block." So far, he says, he sees no sign of this reverse blacklist developing. He keeps getting television series offers — "so solidified and his career zoom ed. He began, first, doing modeling. It didn't pay much but at least he was working. many I've lost count" - but he J had been brou 8 ht U P." he turns them all down. f a - vs - ln 'family that be"I'll keep trying for fea- llev , ed m workin & - anv w °*. hires," he says. "I've gone this K s Io "« as u was nonesl - Even far and it looks like I'm on the | sno ™mg manure Into the wind verge of making it. Besides, life ' f as °' K - « ood honest w ' ork - s » is too short to knock mvself 1 modeled - The means some people use in getting ahead in this world probably means they are getting behind in the next.—The Shamonkin (Pa.) Citizen. . By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Ronald Reagon, newly elected governor of California, is obviously key to Republican leaders' persistent efforts to pull most of tJieir party under the big umbrella of unity. These days the chief spokesmen for party moderates seldom run through the GOP ga- axy of stars without including 1 Reagan's name — though now {almost like an afterthought. "At the recent Colorado Springs meeting of Republican governors, the moderates were so The happiest families are those in which the children are properly spaced—about 10 feet apart.—The Junction City (Kan.) Republic. JACOBY ON BRIDGE trumps?" East: "I guess when my part NORTH VAJ64 + 1032 WEST EAST *K962 *J853 V8 V9 • K953 4J10862 4.KQ98 4A74 , SOUTH (D) *A10 VKQ10753Z • A + J65 East-West vulnerable Wot North East South Pass 2V Pass 4V ftss fast fses Opening lead-* K ~ The witness will proceed." East: "I threw diamonds and mentioning seemed on spades alternately. My could not take a trick." hand The trial of West for murdering the defense was approaching its climax. East, the principal witness for the prosecution, was in the witness chair and the district attorney was conducting the examination. D.A.: "Describe the play rf the hand." East: "The king of clubs won the first trick. My ace took the second and West's queen won the third. West shifted to a trump and declarer proceeded to run off all seven of his trumps. On the last trump lead West unguarded his king of spades and South made his contract." D.A.: That is all. Your wit- neu." Merry Payson, the great defense attorney, rose. He asked, "You have played bridge for many years, haven't you?" East: 'Yes." Payson: "When did yoo first know that South held seven < ner showed out on the second trump lead." Payson: "What held as an accessory before the fact. East should have discarded all four of his spades as his first discards. This would have D.A.: "Objection. East is not given West a complete count of ttie spades and West wouldn't "Objection overruled. have gone wrong." conscientious about Reagan that they the verge of proposing a "take- Ronald Reagan - to - dinner", week. Most of the time Reagan appears eager to return the favor. iHe made himself one of the boys in Colorado. He praised his new colleagues and evidently Payson: "I move for a direct- worked weU with them . He _ ed verdict of acquittal for West to take some of the sting out of artf recommend that East be| an ear i ier comment that Michigan's Gov. George Romney should repent for his non-support of Barry Goldwater in 1964. publicans' new amity kick canltion delegation will be conser- out with a TV series." That grew into (derision be. One student of GOP affairs j vative — notwithstanding the insists there is no way to sweep | moderate leadership under the rug the bitter ideo- 1 Daniel Evans. of Walker's big feature break park ' then * e series and t be "The Dirty Dozen,"; ' Hn S an s Goat -" Now he lieves he's on his way. Gov Hla ^ ue 1IIC L ' u " l iV Dozen," '' which he did with a big cast in ed their peak in 1964. logical differences which reach- Reports have it that factional chaos reigns in Connecticut argument from some recent utterances of party conservatives, as well as from the factional battles still raging in some states. When GOP southern state chairmen gathered not long ago in New Orleans, more than one was heard to say: '"We showed the eastern establishment before, and we'll show them again." Similar jabs at eastern Republicans by either southerners or westerners have been heard fairly frequently. They suggest that the old liberal - conservative divisions endure vigorously behind the thin veil or "geographic differences." « * * Within at least a few important states, the ripping and tearing continues to be severe. In Washington state, the recent re - election of Ken Rogstad, arch - conservative, as GOP chairman in Kings County (Seattle) is said virtually to in- Yet party analysts wonder j sure that one - third of Wash- He gets confirmation for his I since the conservatives' ouster how genuinely effective the Re-lington's 1968 national conven- some months ago of moderate state Republican chairman Searie Pinney. 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Miss Rene Norris entertained with a sherry party at her ' home in compliment to Mr. and Ugly new turns are privately j Mrs. Charles Crigger III of the reported in the unending fight i University of Arkansas and between moderates and the con-1 Miss Martha Dale Dixon and servative Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly, I.John Ed Regenold. author of the 1964 conservative In a double-ring ceremony where? be- To THE BI.TTIfB-VtT.LB COURIER NKWS TB"! COUItin, NWVS CO. B. IV. RAINES rUUl.lSHRl IMQKT A. HALVES 4aslsfant ubltshpr-FMIU)* PAUL D. HUMAN Sole National Adrerttitnt Representative tVallare H'ltmer Co treatise, "A Choice, Not an Echo", and a leading candidate performed Dec. 19 in Greenville, Miss. Miss Floyce Jean for 1967 election as head of the i Steadman of Blytheville and GOP women's national federation. Since the spring vote is on a one - club - one - vote basis, the conservatives are said to be splitting large clubs into small- Greenville became the bride of Max B. Harrison of Blytheville. Three Dell residents who are home for the holidays. Miss Bonnie Sheppard, Miss Charley er ones to maximize support for | Ruth Blankenship and Ensign Mrs. Schlafly. Since Ronald Reagan Is of course, the conservatives' present hero, it all comes down to him. If he plays the unity game hard and convincingly with his moderate counterparts, if California's big problems compel him to follow largely a moderate course as governor, then he more than any other may blunt the bitterness still sharply visible within GOP ranks. Elwyn Caldwell, entertained with a dance in the Mirror Room of the Hotel Noble for 75 guests. the DoCtOr Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D Q — In a recent column, you | zol and niacin (Metalex, Nia stated that hair protruding from,pent or Nicozol) or deano a mole should be removed only by cutting with scissors. I have always removed a single hair from a small (about once a brown month) "Itwt rfwt'f mf a color TV ttt fMi ye«<-ptepb wffl think thtn't somttAing WRONG wftft ml" tweezers. What harm will this do? A — It has apparently done no harm in your case but there is always the danger that irritation of the mole will stimulate premalignant cells to become cancerous. Q — What is a benign neus? (Deaner). They all require a doctor's prescription. Q — Is narcolepsy hereditary? mole Are there any symptoms be- A - This is a not cancerous. mole that is Q — 1 have narcolepsy and have taken Ritalin, Dexedrine and Desoxyn but they have done me no good. What would you sugest? A — In this disease a person may at any time of the day get an uncontrollable desire to sleep. The sleep is not prolonged or continuous but the attacks can be very dangerous if they occur when the victim is driving car. The three drugs you mention ire helpful to most victims. Tiey all act in the same way. You might try a different type f drug that has been used to real this disease, such as a ombination of pentylenetetra- with sides the drowsiness? A — The cause of narcolepsy |is unknown. Heredity does not seem to be a factor. This is a one • symptom disease. Q — A friend has been taking Azulfldine for nine months for inflammation of the bowels. Does this drug have any bad side effects? She also takes The- ragran. Is there any danger from taking them for a long time? A — Azulfidine is a sulfa drug that is widely used to treat ulceratie colitis. Its side effects include nausea, headache and skin rashes. These can usually be controlled by reducing the dose. Theragran is a multlvitamin tablet. This drug can be taken indefinitely in the recommended dosage and is especially useful for persons with severe colitis because they can't take any fruit or vegetables in their diet. Q — I carry nitroglycerin for attacks of angina pectoris. Do these tablets deteriorate after a time? A — Because they volatize slowly when exposed to the air, your main supply should be well stoppered and kept in a cool, dry place and protected from light. Carry with you only the number you are.likely to need in a day. Please send and coments your questions to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.C., in care of this aper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer jndiidual letters ie will answer letters of general nterest in future columns. New Turk. 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Courier New Tuesday, December 27,1966 WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Eastern Siberia's Lake Baykal is the world's deepest lake and one of the clearest. Dropping to * depth of 5,315 feet, Baykal is fed by 336 rivers but drained by only one, the Angara. More than 1,300 species of plant and animal life have been found in the water, according to The World Almanac. Recently, Russian conservationists have been worried that a proponed paper-pulp industry beside the lake may «e- riouily pollute the water and kill the animal life. Copyright e "««, An*. MSWIMTB ENIUU-RISii ASSN.

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