The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 31, 1966
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An Item for the Agenda This past year has been a very fine one from the standpoint of civic progress. The new year bids to be just as productive and if this is true, 1967 will be good indeed. For city government, there is more than one piece of unfinished 1966 business which will require attention in 1967. This is always true of a year which has been, as they'd say in another media, "action-packed." The more action, the more inclination to overlook tiie details. One of the details of city government which has been referred to in this space for months concerns extension of the city limits. There is no way the city can control the important new areas around it, unless it annexes additional acreage and thus makes these new areas subject to city zoning. In late May of this year, City Council met with members of Blytheville's City Planning Commission in a dinner meeting at Blytheville Country Club. ' At that time, those members of Council present endorsed a general plan which would extend the city limits to include much of nearby Interstate 55 and other areas about the city. City Planning Commission promised it would send along a more specific plan later. On June 13, Raleigh Sylvester, CFG secretary, writing for the Commission, sent a map and covering letter to the city giving a detailed proposal for annexation. "We do n6t mean to imply that the individual members of the Commission," Mr. Sylvester wrote, "are in complete agremeent as to where the new boundaries should be. Neither do we believe that the City C6uncil upon its first consideration will agree with the Commission or among themselves. But it is a beginning. . ." This is one of the items Council never got aruond to during 1966. It should rank high on the agenda for 1967, a year when even more building of even more non-zoned and non-regulated structures will be seen along the highways near the city. We have examined the CPC proposal. Generally we like it. If there is a weakness it lies in the fact that CPG was too timid in its recommendations and that the proposed extension of limits does not go far enough. However, vigilance on the part of CPC in coming years perhaps can lead to annexation moves before second-rate construction practices have resulted in second-rate neighborhoods around the city. ti»« Of Solid Ground ••••••••••••§••••••••••••»•••••••••••••••*•% Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) If I were you, I wouldn't serve hard • boiltd eggs the next time Paul Newman comes over. He's had enough for a lifetime. He was shooting a scene for a movie called "Cool Hand Luke." This is a story of life in a chain gang, and Newman pWys Luke, one of the prisoners, a natural • born operator. He's a kind of Sgt. Bilko with shackles. While not exactly a comedy, "Cool Hand Luke" has some light moments. And the egg scene should be one of the lightest. It takes place In the chain gang's barracks. Just loking at it — the rows of double - decked steel bunks the four filthy wash basins to serve 100 men, the cage where the guard stays day and night - is depressing. In the scene, Newman has been called on a boast that he eggs, too, after they've been shelled and can't be used again. Some of them get a free lunch this way. Between eggs, Newman is relaxed and talkative. He was telling me about his accident- pronesmanship. He gave up motorcycling after the last of a series of acidents, selling three bikes the next day. 'I figured I'd take up two good sports, but safer," he says. "Skiing and fishing. Safer, right? Well, the first day I went sluing, on my second run I banged myself up. O.K., scratch skiing. "Fishing. What could happen fishing? I was going down to Florida with my fritnd, A. E. Hotchner, so I was doing a little practicing in Connecticut, fishing in a stream that runs through our property. When I was finished, I saw this old box of worms so I figured I'd The "manifesto" by five Democratic state representatives (including the new speaker of the House) promising that those gentlemen will work for good progressive legislation whether or not it emanates from the desk of the Republican governor was a sweet and propitious document. It gave hope that the public interest—and not the interests of the political parties or the special interests or (as has been the case during the tenure of fau- gress) the whims and fancies of the governor—would be uppermost In the minds of the delegates to the-1967 General Assembly. Just as promising are the words of state Senator J. Lee Bearden of Leachville, a Democrat who has served as administration leader in the Senate under Five Democratic governors. Mr. Bearden is convinced, first, that Winthrop Rockefeller "is interested in good government and is going to work like the devil to get it," is abreast of the problems facing Arkansas, and will go into office with a staff that Mr. Bearden considers "brilliant." Mr. Bearden goes on to say: "Those who oppose his programs just on the basis of political party are making a sad mistake. Their life in the legislature will be about two years . . . "We're going to have some foot dragging. After all, some of the boys who .are coming back to the legislature had Republican opposition and they hold Rockefeller responsible for that. "Well now, they've got to look at It this way: They got elected and Win got elected. Now If they're coming to Little Rock with nothing on their minds except to battle the governor on every piece of legislation, then they're going to have to be prepared to go back home and explain it to all those people who voted for Rockefeller . . . "It would be a foolish thing for a politician to do. Sure, they can oppose him . . . I'll oppose him if I think it's the thing to do, but they better be sure they're on solid ground." With that sort of outlook, it appears that Mr. Bearden is certainly on solid ground. And If he and the drafters of the manifesto are not the exceptions, it appears that the business of state government in Arkansas will soon be on solid ground again.-Pine Bluff Commercial. After a little experience, a man realizes he can go to bed before midnight and seldom miss anything.-The Plymouth (Wis.) Review. Nearly all men can stand adversity. But If you want to test man's character, give him power.-The Jackson (Ala.) South Alabamian. Experience is a thief who steals lots of your confidence. — The Granite City (111.) Press-Record. BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON The Fortunes of Mao Ride on China Harvests A diplomat is a person who knows how far to go before he goes too far.-The Tulia (Texas) Herald. No opportunity is ever lost: the other fellow takes those you miss.— The Wakarusa Tribune. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 31 AKQJ6 ¥96 454 + A8653 WEST EAST , AA1098 *74 jt ¥752 »43 4QJ109 487632 #32 +KQJ10 SOUTH (D) *532 VAKQJlOf 4AK 474 Both vulnerable West North East South -II South still had to lose a club Pass •Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— • Q 3* 4N.T. 6V Pass Pass Pass 2V 4V 5V Pass "Well," muttered North, "the year is growing to a close. I hope this is the last slam you will throw away in 1966." "What do you mean, throw away a slam?" replied South. "When West was smart enough to duck two spades I couldn't make it. Anyway, you had no rigftt to go to six. A club opening would have beaten me right off the bat." South had won the diamond opening and played three rounds of trumps. East signaled with the king of clubs on the next trump lead. SoutSi's next play was a low spade. West played the eight and dummy won with the jack. Back in his hand with his last high diamond, South led another tpade. West ducked and dummy won with the queen. At this point If South could only have led his last spade from his low huid he would have made his contract but he was In dummy and forced to lead a spade from there. West took bii ten and he third spade and make the nand. South's remark about North's bidding had some slight merit. North had taken South to six but South had opened with two hearts with a hand that was just a trifle too weak for that bid. His hand could only take eight tricks. He needed to find at "trick three. He could afford North with two tricks in order trick. South would have made his contract if he had simply waited while to draw trumps. Th a t way he would have led a spade one trump lead. Back to his own hand with a second spade. Then back to his own hand with a diamond and he would lead By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. HONG KONG (NEA) Whether Mao Tse-tung rides out the curent political storm or falls may depend on Red China's harvests and the rice and wheat deliveries. The crisis could come in the spring. i Red China is still crawling back from the disastrous effects of the Great Leap Forward. Another crop failure would give added strength to Mao's critics. It would convince many people that Mao's economic theories are wrong. It would seriously cut into the morale of Lin Piao's armies on which Mao and Lin depend to hold down their party ene- mites. Army recruits come largely From the farmer and worker classes. Surveys show that Red 1 crops won't be as good as those Chinese army morale fluctuates up and down according to the livelihood of the farmer. Parents write to their sons in the army about living conditions. When those conditions are good, the morale of the army is high. When conditions are bad, morale in the arrriy is low. Low morale in the army would make it difficult for Mao and Lin to depend on the troops to effectively counterrevolt. It's still too early to tell what the harvests and crop deliveries will be like. There are reports of wheat losses in the north and damage to rice in the south. The current political unsettlement may cause the farmers to hoard rice and thus lower the amount of food reaching the cities. of last year. The prospect isn't as bad as the great hunger of several years back. But, per capita, the food outlook is well below the harvests of about a decade ago. A good crop and high deliveries will help Mao. He may get by on a so-so harvest. A crop disaster would put him in a precarious position. With so much riding on agriculture, Mao and Lin Piao have slowed the pace of the purge for the time being and ordered the Red Guards to help farmers with the crops. Whether this will help the situation isn't yet known. Mao could possibly wriggle out of a bad harvest by extraordinary imports of wheat from Canada and other countries. He has already begun to step The way things look now, the up purchases. Written for Newspaper tlnp Dnrtnv C/MJI Enterprise Association jtiJv A^UislrUf \JUv IJ _ _ , . .. .. n •/ Bv W&vne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Q — What is the cause of a rlllhtfonfll nlnpr? What is th» most likely to occur in persons u/hn are unaware that thev have forget their troubles than conquest them. Everyone has troubles and infancy is not too soon to start teaching a child to face up to them. Each year that eoRs hv without, this lesson hav- an hour. The men in the barracks have bet everything they have for and against him. Now the time has come. They've scrounged up the eggs from somewhere and the men are all gathered around the only table. Enter George Kennedy and Lou Antonio, carrying the ™,. .,,.,,„,„, ™ eg S s in their hats. The others Fisher-North Little Rock Tlmet among them is Donn Pearce, who wrote the book and is making his acting debut in the picture — crowd closer to watch the sport. The timekeeper gives the signal. Paul Newman takes the first egg and pops it, whole, into his mouth. He starts to chew. "Cut," says director Stuart Rosenberg. "Anybody got any mayonnaise?" says Newman. The scene is shot over and Been canea on a Doasi mat ne i— ..«....« uu * n^w^u **» can eat 50 hardboiled eggs in throw il into tne stream for the For George Kennedy, this is his biggest and best part. He had just finished "Hurry Sundown" for Otto Preminger when "Cool Hand Luke" came along. Kennedy was full of admiration for the job Michael Caine did in "Hurry Sundown." "He learned his southern accent," Kennedy says, "by having a southerner record his part on a tape recorder. Wait till you hear him — he's fabulous." It was time for another take. The scene went on for thres days. Paul Newman survived, but It'll be a long time before he can look another hard-boiled egg in the yoke. But, per filling the hats. He must have Newman swallows a dozen eggs. A dozen more he spits out when the camera isn't looking. The cast members steal to make game and it is hare to visualize any two trick hanc that North would .pass opposite one heart opening. e m* tr NW. IK. "You've got to ftenrf it'to Woffer, though—fit with tb» old bugging methods'." best treatment in a person who is 84? A — Although the exact cause of duodenal ulcers is not known heredity appears to play a part in some cases. Even more important are such factors as emotional upsets and nervous tension, especially in persons who use coffee and tobacco to ex- ces. Prolonged taking of aspirin, cinchophen, phenylbuta- zone and drugs of the cortisone group greatly increase the risk of developing a duodenal ulcer. The treatment consists of a bland diet, antacids of the aluminum hydroxide type that coat the mucous membranes of the digestie tract and general sedatives. Rapid freezing of the stomach, hailed at first as the treatment of choice, fell out of favor as a result of poor results and an increase in complications but, with improved technique, this treatment is making a comeback. When medical treatment fails an operation is necessary. With modern advances in surgery, advanced age is no longer a reason not to consider operation. Q — Are peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer the same? Why do some persons get a bleeding ulcer? Would staying on an ulcer diet all the tune prevent a recurrence? Do ulcers become cancerous? A — Peptic ulcer is * general term that includes ulcer of the stomach and of the duodenum which is just beyond the outlet of the stomach. In peptic ulcers the digestive juices gradually digest weakened tissues. The deeper the ulcer the greater the danger that it will erode a blood vestal, Thii eomplicatioa U an ulcer or in persons with a chronic ulcer that is inadequately treated. Staying on an ulcer diet would be a tedious way to prevent a recurrence. Most victims, by by leading a more relaxed life, can liberalize their diet, still and prevent having a recurrence. Duodenal ulcers do not become cancerous but ulcers of the storach, unless promptly and. adequately treated, often do. Q — Can a stomach ulcer be cured? If so, how long will it take with proper treatment? A — Most peptic ulcers will heal in about three weeks with proper treatment. The problem is to find the causative factess IS Years Ago -In Blytheville \ Many Blytheville residents I were chased out of their shirt sleeves and back into their coats this morning when the temperature dropped 26 degrees in less than two hours. Cpl. Dan Caldwell left this morning for Birmingham, Ala., after having spent the holidays here. Dr. and Mrs. Hunter Sims, Sr., are in New Orleans where they are attending the Sugar Bowl game. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buck have returned from ten days in Texas and Mexico. ing been learned makes the learning much harder. This teen - ager needs help from an authoritative figure outside the family that he admires and respects. This might be an athletic coach, teacher, clergyman or doctor but it would have to be someone who could gain his confidence by offering friendship and understanding. Q — What would cause a S- year-old boy to stutter and what is the cure for this? A — All 3-year-old children make repetitive sounds when through excitement they try to talk too fast. Tiie cure is to listen attentively, encourage the child to speak more slowly and and control them, otherwise re- 'never mention stuttering or curence is inevitable. A mother writes that her son, 16, has been sniffing glue used to make model airplanes for two years. It is affecting his schoolwork. He gives as an excuse the fact that it helps him forget his troubles — some of which I suspect he wouldn't have if he quit sniffing glue. This is a serious and difficult problem because miffing will injure his health, especially if he tends, as many do, o increase the dosage gradually. The chemicals in the glue poison the liver, heart, kidneys, blood • forming organs and t*)f nervous system. Sniffing la indulged in by youngsters who would rather show any concern over this perfectly normal behavior. Stuttering is said to be the only disease that develops after rather than before the diagnosis is made. Once you band a child be a stutterer he will always self - conscious about his Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New? Saturday, December 31, 1966 Page Four speech and self • consciousnei is at the root of his stuttering. Q — My 2-year-old has urti- caria pigmentosa for which we have been told there is no cure. What is the prognosis? Do you know of any treatment.? A — In this disease wheals develop, then disappear after several weeks leaving brown spots where they were. In some children the disease clears up during puberty and In other* it lasts throughout life. It is no threat to health. Calamine lotion with phenol or any other soothing lotion may be applied for the itching. Pyribenzamine by mouth often helps to clear up UM pigmented ipoli. fish. I tore a blood vessel in my elbow. ''I'm taking up the banjo now." »HE BLYTHtTITJ,! COURIER NEWS SHE COURIRi NBWS CO. B. W. HAINES, PUBLISHES BARKY A. HAINES aisltt-ant . ubllsber-EdiUw PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Suit National Adver-tlUni Representative Wallace Wlttner Co. New Turk, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta Memphtl Snood-class postage paid at Blytheville. Ark. Member of the Associated frtm SUBSCRIPTION RATES B; earner In tht city of Bljtfie- nlle or an; suburban town when carrier service Is maintained 35c p«f week SI.50 pw month. B; mall within a radlni of Mi mile!.. 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Miscellanea Answer to Prs»!iiU» Pintle L.IU|T|MIS|J~ ACROSS 1 Corn bread S"Hgina ' 9 Cushion 12 Class of inttbratet 13 Asian inland sea 14 Blackbird of resounding blow SB Feminine appellation 99 Dark 41 Body of water 42 Powerful explosive 44 Ireland 46 Western damsel 49 Fountain drinks 63 Eucharistic mechanical aril 21 Get up 23 Make laci edgings 24 Preposition 27 Diaposseii 29 Stringed instrument 32 Word of promlM S4 Vindicate 36 Idolized 37 Beat with I 59 Conjunction 60 Soothsayer 61 Rail bird DOWN 1 Child's word for "father" 2 Ellipsoidal family Malayan tribal 8 Put into office) names 9 Artist's works 35 Disappear 10 Against utterly 11 Kind of jockey 40 Make latt 16 Bird 43 Ceramic piece! 20 Harbor 45 Facial feature 22 Kind of leather . (pi.) 40 Italian 24 Quartililce mineral 25 Wither 26 Toward front building 47 Foretoken. 48 Flower SO Extinct bird 8 Arboreal home 28TimSTel 4 Natural {at 30 Curved molding 51 Afghan prinn 5 Golfer's term 31 Tyndareus' wife 52 Caterpillar hair ' " ' 65 Three times (comb, form) NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN,

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