The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 23, 1967
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A Place in Tomorrow One of the interesting efforts in -Arkansas these days is happening in nearby Manila. This energetic little .city is attempting to assure its place in 'tomorrow by planning carefully today. Manila's Chamber of Commerce has retained William P. Rock, tormer chief ..administrator of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission and now private consultant (to communi- -' ties and industries ... a marriage broker, so to speak, who brings together two suitable parties) in Little Rock. Mr. Rock is Uniquely qualified to r'advise the people in Manila. He has : had many years of experience with ..cities and towns of Arkansas (including Manila) and with industries who -have, or might have, located in Arkansas. ' " Manila's leaders want to know what ..they can do to assure that fact that there will be a going and growing city there 10 or 20 years from now. The future 6f such towns is the object of some interesting spe'eulatibn on the part of social geographers and the like. One of the questions they are posing: since the hinterland itself is emptying out, will it follow that the small rural towns which this population supported also will wither? Manila is not a typical "victim" bf urbanization due to its locaton and access to relatvely good highways. Manila's citizens may live there and work in Blytheville, Leachville, Jonesboro' or Osceola. This means that if jobs became scarce in Jonesboro, but remained plentiful in Oaceola, for example, that Manila theoretically would not Suffer the recession felt in Jonesboro. Her people simply would continue to live about as they have, changing only their commuting habits as they found work in other areas. Along with the progressive citizens of Manila, we eagerly await Mr. Rock's recommendations. actttn te tke eiitor an welcome*, the* in subject to alltlnc, Bowerer. u« muit ke ii«»ea, SUnatuni will not be printed at the requeit of the writer. No l*tt*n wiU be returned) Dear Sir: In your recent editorial, Money, Who Needs It?, you make the statement that the Ph. D.'s seldom if ever return to Fayetteville. I would like to know where you obtained this information. Perhaps you pulled it out of the depth of your imagination or from other "informed" sources. I was appalled at UofA President Mullins statement concerning university status for A-Stat«. It is a shame that the people of the state especially around NE Arkansas think that the students at the University of Arkansas do not want university status-for Arkansas State. Now that this has been passed and Is past I hope this will be understood: most of the students here could care less, but a great many do care, I for one care for the reason that I believe this will help build up the academic stature of Arkansas State University. Ask any student over there from Blytheville High School if it is a great mental challenge. If the student is honest and is not bound by feelings of ethnocentrism he wiH answer in the negative. To quote a few of my friends, "It's just like high school." What is the good of attending higher institutions if it is just like high school? This question was put to me last year by one of my U. S. History instructors when I had remarked that the course had been very much deeper than my high school U. S. History course. My recent American History instructor for this semester studied at U.C.L.A., he recently remarked that the smart students were not any smarter at the school he studied and taught, but there are a great many more dumb students at the UofA for the simple reason that only the top 12% get into UCLA and the UofA takes all high school graduates in Arkansas providsd they maintained a high C average in high school. Speaking of "dry holes in our intellectual desert" why should a school have to be staffed with Ph. D.'s from the same school? My "Public Opinion & Propaganda" (Govt. course) instructor is from Vanderbilt. It seems that he and many more have come to Fayelteville, that old dry hole, to teach. There are instructors from all over the country at the UofA. From places such as the University of Texas to Harvard University. Why don't you realize that the men that leave Fayetteville gather new ideas and let old ideas ferment, thus gaining a valuable education In the process. From the Ph. D "mill" these Instructors spread over the nation and oh yes they do return back to Fayetteville. One last note, the "dry hole" at the University of Arkansas ranked 8th last year in the number of National Merit Scholar winners, among the colleges and universities across the nation, boasts students from 49 states and 40 foreign countries, pretty good for a "dry hole"? To reiterate what was stated a few lines above, I am very much for this new status for Arkansas State. It will be a major factor in building up the academic standards of this new university. Thank you very much for printing this letter. A faithful reader of the Blytheville Courier Sincerely F. B.. Elliott University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. Cannel- mmnniMmnniiiiiinniiiininiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiK -at Bay By WARD CANNEL I dar cope, blackboard, compar- Newspaper Enterprise Assn. alive statistics, or all those NEW YORK (NBA) |cunning little gadgets that fes- 6n our first venture into tele- toon the weather map. Now, there may be something vision some years ago, we were hired by network executive whose job, it turned out, was to revolutionize television programming without making too many changes. And so, as our intention required the use of cameramen, film, locations and special effects, the network man shook his head and said: "Absurd! The trouble with you newcomers to the field is that you all think TV is a visual medium." Well needless to say, that remark used to give us many merry moments in the retelling. But of late, we must admit, the merriment has become considerably less hilarious. And in fact, with television's Second Season and all, it is hard to W «' so f'uWVbout ticularlv visual. visual about the news of the day programs. But on the other hand, It always seems to us that we saw that same house burning last week, those same rioters rioting that same flood and hurricane, Mrs. Kennedy departing or arriving, Sen. Dirksen disagreeing, Secretary McNamara explaining— We may be wrong about that, of course. Those films may be new each time. But if so, it seems to us that the television company is spending a lot of money needlessly. As to the panel and talk shows — well, we do not think that Johnny Carson, William Buckley and David Susskind are par- There are those who are still promoting, to the bitter end, various Victorian methods of treating schizophrenia, presumably in the belief that it is possible to make an insane man sane with a therapy that would drive any MR. PRESENT. WE MEE!> THE CLOSET SPACE * BIOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON thai remark. As we understand the word, "visual" describes something •that has to be seen. And that definition hardly applies to what our television set receives. With the cancellation of such First Season shows as Run Buddy Run, The Man Who Never Was, and Milton Berle it occurred to us that we had never seen on< through. With me of them a " ** way premieres of such Grim Reality: US Budget Up $100 Billion in 20 Years Second Season' shows as Captain Nice, Mr. Terrific, The Dating Game, and The Newlywed Game, it occurs to us that we will probably never see any of them air the way through, either. It has also come to our at- By BRUCE BIOSATT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) If President Johnson sticks to his preliminary 1968 budget estimate of $135 billion, then federal expenditures will have risen ?100 billion in just 20 years. Harry Truman's fiscal 1948 budget was ?33 billion. Since then it has bounded upward, by small and large leaps, in all but four of the intervening years I The first Korean war budget And the same Is true of the other entertainments. To our way of thinking, one inept hero looks like any other. A charged courtroom is, after all, a charged courtroom. A celebrity is a celebrity. And from our observation of television discussion shows most experts are interchangeable, too. So, as we said, the basic fact about an evening with the television is not what to watch, but whether to watch at all inasmuch as you get the same vis- ua! benefits when (he set is off. It is sad to have to admit that. Especially as we earn an occasionally dollar by trying to be visual in videoland. On the other hand, it is comforting to know that we are not sane man mad.-Kahlll Samra, president of I sent federal outlays soaring the American Schizophrenia Foundation, which ' » 213 bll!lon ' Tha ' was tlle hl 8n- est single post - World War II boost until we got into the thick supports research into the chemical basis of the mental disease. Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought.—Henri Bergson, French philosopher. JACOBY ON BRIDGE WEST *A32 ¥9.764 • 865 *Q8S NORTH (D) ekKJIO VK2 • 97432 #876 EAST • Q8654 V853 • 10 +JI042 BOOTH *87 VAQJ10 • AKQJ + AK3 East-Vest vulnerable Wett North But Sooth Pass ftst 2* Pass 2 • Piss 2 */ 2 A Pas» 3N.T. Pass Fan Opening lead .45 The first round of the American team trials finals was marked by a succession of big hands that were in the slam zone. The results achieved by the experts with these cards don't look too good to bystanders but it is far, far easier to bid a difficult hand when you are looking right at all 52 cards. All or players in the trials use a catch - all two club bid which either shows a no-trump type hand of 23 points or more or a normal suit two - bid in some sit. Four of five North players chose the negative two diamond response, one preferred two no - trump which shows a little stuff. In this case the two no-trump response was raised to four but North passed. East opened a spade and North fanned the hand for 12 tricks after West took his ace. Two other pairs played at three no • trump from the South i seat and, after « club opening, proceeded to make the correct guess in spades and wound up with the same 12 tricks. The remaining two pairs started out with two clubs, two diamonds, two hearts but each North player raised to three hearts and South contented himself with a four heart call which became the final contract. Strangely enough, both heart declarers misguessed the spades and made only four odd. A slam that depends on a finesse is generally regarded as one that you should bid or not as the fancy moves you, but most players consider this type of finessing situation better than even money. Declarer's problem comes only when the spade honors are split and most experts figure that they can guess which player holds tiie queen much more than half the time. of the Vietnam struggle. Johnson now says he may just shave that figure in the current fiscal year with a projected increase of $20.3 billion. Against the uncertain backdrop of this war, it has to be guessed that this estimated increase may prove conservative. A rise of $25 billion in fiscal 1968 is within the probabilites. Congress may be cool to the Presidents tax increase proposals, but it may be working against increasingly harsh realities. Deficit* have higher through been most running of the 1960s. In five of the last six years, the red ink has annually tentioh, through a number of alone in this conclusion. Most cleaning bills that one can re-1 of the industry seems to share member tomorrow's weather!the sorrow with us. .„ , .. forecast a lot easier if one does I We have had many discus- added up to $6 billion or more, increases ml have to live un-, not look at the weatherman's ra-' sions on this topic with dozens This current year the deficit comfortably in the next two likely will exceed $10 billion, despite Johnson's marked- down estimate of $9.7 billion. In any event, the total will be ihe greatest since the Eisen- lower recession figure of $12.4 billion in fiscal 1959. The lawmakers may not be able to duck Out on this prob- .em, no matter what smokescreens they throw up about the "damaging effects on the iconomy" of an across • the board tax bosot. Favorable busi- dent's proposals suggests, furthermore that Congress may be misjudging the response. In the light of recent event, Johnson's little charade of two and three years ago, keeping the budget under the magic $100 billion mark, now looks luci- crous. Totals a third again as high are talked of almost routinely. * * * Yet the task of getting up the money gets harder all the time Johnson feels safe, obviously, in asking for a tax hike which would wipe out only part of the tax cut granted the nation by Congress in 1964. Like Truman in 1950-51, he might even come back next year and ask for more on the ground he is just balancing things out. A Congress, that resists such years, staring at a mountain of unpaid federal bills. But if the lawmakers seem on the one hand to be i shunning reality they may on the 75 Years Ago -In Blythevillt Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Blankenship had as their weekend of a crucial turn in U.S. fiscal Canada. "The Air Force has been on history. | The nation's tax load overall . h . {our is nearmg the unbearable level. \ m arg M g b • Lawmakers and governing exe-, Major General E j ^^r- cutives are compelled in tte lake said this mornj ag Ajr end to be realistic about ttie! pnr ., p nffippr , , nH „:„:,;.,„ n tn. need for money. They are growing impatient, however, with educators, social specialists and others (protected in every case from the voters' wrath) who tell them they must get up more and more and more. Johnson's State of .the Union message spoke, as politicians often do these days, of improving the "quality of life" in America. But running through it was an unmistakable theme — that war or no war, money alone will not do the job ahead; that new devices of administration, of governmental partnership, of extracting value from the dollar are required. In his frank discussion o| these necessities, the President seemed to be saying that the day may soon be gone when betterment is equated largely with the spending of money. the Doctor Says A mother writes that her 4- year - old. son stutters. He doesn't repeat just the initial consonant but several times. a whole word She wants to @ N0 by NW, IK. "On* mere crank tell mking to 'MUSMSKU Tit- lung' ami I'm going fo Aovt m? number chanytd!" know whether she should call his attention to this habit or shut her eyes and hope it will go away. There is no surer way to make a permanent stutterer of a child than to call his attention to this type of speech. All children repeat sounds when they are excited and, if the habit is ignored, it will disappear. If attention is called to it the child becomes self - conscious about his speech. For him, speaking is then no longer a natural process, accomplished by second nature, but a painful exercise. Once a child loses confidence in his ability to speak naturally his problem beomes fixed. From then on he may be • stutterer or, if he overcomes it, he will do so only by a monumental effort. Q — A 10 - year - old girl still sucks a pacifier. She can hardly wait till ita gets home from school to .hive it. Is thii th« fault of thi child «r hir pt- rens? A — This Is a variation of the thumbsucking problem. Most Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Branditadt, M.D. children give up this habit by the time they enter first grade. A child who fails ts do so is emotionally disturbed. Let's not worry about who is at fault. This child needs the help of a doctor who is well - grounded in child psychology. Q — Our 4 - year - old grandson lost all his hair when he was about 2 years old. Now it will grow in, only to fall out again. Can anything be done for this? A — The cause of this condition is unknown. Although in most young victims the hair grows back normally, in some it does not. Brewer's yeast or vitamin B complex are sometimes helpful. Daily massage with a stimulating ointment is recommended but, since over- treatment can cause severe der- maitis, this should be used only under medical supervision. Daily exposure to sunlight is also beneficial if the exposure can be regulated to produce redness without burning. Q — My 4 • year - old daughter hai an underarm odor. I am afraid to use a deodorant on her. What do you advise? A — A mild deodorant would not be likely to harm her, but first try washing her armpits daily with a soap that contains hexachlorophene. Btyth«vill« (Ark.) Uurier New.- Mmdiy, January 33,1967 Much of the improve* ment. in distance running, from 1,500 meters op to the marathon, is due to a new and more rigorous type of training for runners; long daily workouts with intervals of fast and slow running, usually on soft surfaces. Most distance runners practice by running between 80 and 100 miles a week, three or four times ai much as pit-World War n runners would attempt Force officers and civilian officials met with city and Chamber of Commerce representatives to determine the extent of Blytheville's cooperation in the event the base here is re-activated. General Timberlake.said he believed that the Air Force requirements could be met here but that the ultimate decision rests with Congress. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson announce the birth of their first child, a son, born yesterday at Walls Hospital. He has been named Charles Bruce. of cameramen, directors, editors and writers — and none of them watches television either. THt BLTTTTcVfLLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIEh Hums CO B. IV. HAINES rtlBLlSBCB HARRt A. HAINES Assistant .'nbllsher-Editof PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Managet Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmer'Co. 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