The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 31, 1967
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A Matter of $50,000 One of the things you've got to like about Blytheville's new mayor—Tom A. Little—is his sincerity. He's hot fooling, folks, when he keeps pointing the way toward things like a municipal golf course, a new Blytheville Public Library and a community junior college. He's ready to move on several of these fronts now. All are areas worthy of an attack mounted by City Hall. Mayor Little wants to believe he can get something started in the way of a new public library within the next 12 months. With all our heart we'd like to believe him, but we can't .. , for a number of reasons. Blytheville Public Library through years of wise money management has managed to bank about §50,000. These funds were put away with an eye toward someday building a new building. Today, these funds, plus sale of land by Urban Renewal (which Mayor Little is investigating even now), plus help under the Federal Library Services and Construction Act could mean an additional ?75,000 in federal aid or a new Blytneville library worth some $125,000. Applicants for these federal funds fall into two priorities: (1) those libraries affiliated with a county or regional library system; and (2) those • hich are not affiliated, but which can show "evidence in writing of positive efforts to become a member of a county or multi-county library and already serving a population of more than 26,000." Blytheville Library trustees have investigated affiliation, but have never done so and will not without full disclosure of what affiliation involves and full backing by the Mayor and City Council of such a move. Doubtless the move will be made in time. It probably will not be soon. Further, if the State Legislature approves a new state library building in Little Rock then all federal library moneys for the current fiscal year will be tied up. Since Blytheville would need a minimum of $100,000 to construct an adequate library, it now stands $50,000 short of the mark. The Role of the Brave Volunteers The death of three astronauts is an agonizing reminder of the services many people perform in the interests of this democracy. One volunteers to be an astronaut. Many more volunteer than are selected. They volunteer with the knowledge that in addition to the fame and excitement of their job also goes the danger, the possibility that a loss of life may occur, even, as last week, during relatively "simple" ground testing (which of course is simple only in relation to the complexities of walking through the voids of space). cJLetterS LJo (Letters to the edlto: an welcomed. Obey an subject to editing, However, and must be signed. BlEtatures wlU not be printed at the request of the writer. No Utters will be returned) .Dear Sir: As part of the Agri-business community of Blytheville, I don't see how I can favor day. light saving time. I can see your reason for favoring day-light time and if I worked a fixed number of hours daily, I would enjoy having an extra hour of day light in the evening too. Places like Randall Metals have achieved this in the past by just starting an hour earlier in the morninng. However, those of us In agri-business who must stay open to give service to our farm customers, will just find ourselves staying open one hour a day longer. Day-light saving- time won't stop people from expecting their agri-business place from opening at the same hour in the morning. Then in the evening I don't believe farmers will stop coming Similarly one volunteers to be a B52 pilot, or a combat Marine, or a. policeman or fireman. These are among the people who report for work daily with the threat of death hanging over their jobs as a distant but distinct shadow. It is to such volunteers that America owes more than it will ever be able to repay. Let us sympathize with the families and personal friends of the astronauts in their loss and be mindful of the thousands of Americans for whom the word, "duty," has such a profound meaning. In say at six just because the clock says its six he will be coming to seven. It will mean Companies like ours will be paying more over time to our hourly employees while expecting our straight time employee just to work longer hours. We will just have longer working hours —more expense and none of the joys of enjoying the extra day light with you who work a fixed hourly day. So count my vote no. Sincerely yours, Paul C. Hughes I think I can do something for India, and I think India can do something for me. I get bored just sitting around.—Mrs. Earl Carter, 68, registered nurse and grandmother of 12, on volunteering for a Peace Corps assignment in India. JACOBY ON BRIDGE WEST NORTH 31 4KQ10 VAX 10 2 .4 J754 *Q4 EAST 443 VQJ854 ¥87 «96 41083 *J83 +AK97S2 SOUTH (D) AAJ872 V63 + AKQ2 .•#•106 North-South vulnerable West North East South 1* Pass 3 4 Pass 4 4 Pass 4 * Pass 4N.T. Pass 54 Pass 64 Pass 64 Fact Past Pass Opening lead— V Q The bidding in the box is not recommended as a policy for anyone who wants to win at bridge. North's three diamond bid could only confuse his partner but this was the final round of the American team trials and this particular North needed to win his last match by a big margin in order to finish in the top three. This particular bid succeeded as well as could possibly be expected. South liked diamonds so much that he eventually contracted for a diamond slam. North could not stand this and went to six spades. West had a natural opening lead of the queen of hearts. All South had to do was to win in dummy, draw trumps and eventually finesse against West's jack of hearts to bring home an undeserved slam contract. This was worth 12 international match points but on other boards these aggressive tactics failed to pay off and tills North- South pair failed to win their final match. There is always a lot of luck in any duplicate game with only a few tables involved. At the other four tables North and South always reached the logical contract of four spades. Roth and Root were one of these four pairs who bid their cards correctly. Most of the time they woulc break even or show a gain ii some one else misbid the hand This time the effect of the unexpected gain by one pair cosl each ofthe others four IMPs. These four IMPs added to the margin by which Murray and Keliela beat Roth and Root and were almost enough to knock Roth and Root out of third place and off the team. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) FOOTLOOSE AND FREEWAY - FANCY Alan Jay Lerner will next do an original musical for films with Josh Logan directing . . Brenda Scott is down with the measles — "Big red spots" says Andy Prince — and her fellow Road Westers are watching their mirror reflections carefully ... Universal is preparing a television series based on the Tyrone Power • Piper Laurie movie of the early '50's Playboy Club bunny and so th« child's father is with him most of the time. Consequently be prefers ttie company of men to women. Poor Barbara tried to make friends but the child would squirm out of her lap and head for the nearest male. The kid shows shocking bad taste. Eli Wallach produced as well as starred in "The Tiger Makes Out" with his wife Anne Jackson. He managed to get a lot of actor friends to work inex- "Mississjppi Gambler" George Grizzard comes strong in David Janssen's j pensively since the film's bud"Warning Shot : ' and producer-[get was low. director Buzz Kulik predicts big One of these was the delight- things for him — "It's the first time he's really been captured on film" Kulik says. SHINE.JOE?" ful comic actor David Burns. He agreed to do one small but funny scene and all he wasted j was the union minimum salary Pat Boone has a problem he,(which was required of course) loves — an embarrassment of I plus — a color television set. riches. The movie he just finish-1 ed with Pam Austin "The Per- j Howel Morris says the upcom- ils of Pauline" turned out so j ing Sid Caesar special which well they're talking series. But reunites Sid Howie and Carl Pat's daytime series is very Reiner is a good one — "We strong. Obviously he couldn't never did anything that good flo botii. 'even in the old days" Howie "And we wouldn't throw overjsays ... Director Ralph Nelson a good thing" says Pat's man- has a poodle named Sponsor, ager Jack Spina "to gamble JTfie dog was acquired when on a maybe proposition." j Nelson was a television director — and his only trick is to BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON The D'Oyly Carte company played here and I was once again impressed with the thrill- bark when Ralph says "And now a word from our sponsor" Dick Shawn and Barbara LBJ a Candidate in 1968? Don't Take Bets Against It By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINTON (NBA) The now sharply diminished talk that President Johnson might not be a candidate for a second full term in 1968 never was well-founded. High party sources scoff at the idea he would ever seriously consider not running—so long as his health holds good. Lyndon Johnson may be a highly unorthodox chief executive in many respects, but he is strictly conventional in one important way. Like all his predecessors, he wants history to record him as a superior president. To quit after one full term, with so many major national challenges still unmet or only briefly faced, would be to acknowledge failure on the job and suggest strong fears that he could not win in 1968. Admittedly, public opinion polls showing him with less than half the voting populace in support of his present performance may stir such fears. But polls change. And, anyway, few leading political figures allow their decision to run or not to run to be guided principally by opinion samplings. The late Arthur Schlesinger Sr. demonstrated in one of his historical writings that wanting to stay on the job as long as possible was an occupational ail- ment of the U.S. presidency. He discovered that the old pre- FDR "no third term" tradition was not so much an honored principle as a reluctantly accepted fact of political life by men who actually aspired to go on and on. James K. Polk was one of the few presidents who sternly limited himself not just to two terms, but to one. The motivating force in the drive to stay on in the White House was always the deep-felt notion that the experienced incumbent had important unfinished business to conclude—and in any event could do the job better than anybody else on the horizon. Lyndon Johnson, the man who ascended to White House power with more than 30 years of experience in the federal government under his belt, hardly strikes his friends as one likely to depart from his commonly held attitude among presidential incumbents. Furthermore, he has another powerful motive for wishing to run and win again in 1968. For two years now, he has been listenings to wise types say that he won big in 1964 only because he had an incredibly weak Republican adversary in Barry Goldwater and was riding a huge wave of sympathy for the late John F. Kennedy, whose assassination thrust him into power. There is evidence that John- son would like to show he can win well under different conditions—and particularly against stiffer GOP opposition. All the current indications are that he would get a far tougher race, since polls continue to show Michigan's Gov. George Romney ahead of Johnson by substantial margins. This being the prospect, and LBJ being governed by the standard presidential compulsion to win the verdict of history, his friends have always been convinced of his intent to make another race. The fading Washington cocktail-circuit reports that he would bow out seem to have been in large part the product of unhappy liberals, for whom the wish was father to the thought. Many men said it in the hope that Lyndon Johnson would begin thinking what they said he was thinking. Even at the height of the rumors, however, the more professionally minded Democrats were wary. Parties are not in the habit of dumping one-term incumbents, since it amounts to heavy party self-criticism. After the Democratic governors' anti-LBJ blast at White Sulphur Springs in December, it was significant that many quickly tried to separate themselves from the harsh tone of that assault. They have to live with the man who could be then- reader until 1973. ing voice and beautiful face of i Harris will be teamed In an Valerie Masterson who sings ABC Stage '67 .production ... the leading soprano roles in the 20th Century-Fox's Dick Zanuck Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire. Turns out I wasn't the only one who was impressed — Miss Masterson signed with the William Morris agency here and when her contract is up in July look for her to do other things. She has the talent to go a long way. Barbara Luna had a tough time in "Firecreek." She was playing a young mother and a small boy was signed to pay her child. The youngster was 'the son of a woman who is a 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Cecil Graves has been appointed Blytheville's chief of ! police, Mayor Dan Blodgett an- Inounced this morning. City Council yesterday afternoon passed a resolution stating 15 ways Blytheville would coop- ierate with tiie Air Force in reactivating the base here. The resolution was signed by Mayor Dan Blodgett, all eight aldermen, and the presidents of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Chamber of Commerce ttie Ministerial Alliance, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, Dud Cason American Legion Post and Wadford White American Legion Post. "If we eon o*f cnoujn tntft In Vietnam, we can cut oil Viet Cong infiltration by LOCKING ARMS at t*e tariff/" the Doctor Says Q — What causes galloping rhythm? Is it serious? Would it be safe for a person with this condition to have an operation on his hand? A — Ordinarily in listening to your heart your doctor hears two distinct sounds with each beat. A three - sound rhythm, or galloping rhythm, may indicate a disease of the heart valves, beginning heart failure or may be of no significance. How serious it is would depend on other associated cardiac findings but, in any case, it should not be a reason not to have an operation for the correction of some unrelated condition. Q — About 20 months ago I was hospitalized for a heart attack. Since then I have had skipped beats, sometimes as often as five times a minute. Is this serious? A — Skipped beats or extra- systoles are very common and of no significance. Everyone has them at times, I dare say you Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Tuesday, January 31,1967 Page Six Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. have had them all your life, al- any cure for this? A — In about half of the persons with ventriculoauricular block there is no associated heart disease and no treatment though probably not fives times is required. In persons with heart disease, too large a dos- a minutes, and that since your heart attack you are much more conscious than formerly of the action of your heart. Smoking and worry will aggravate this condition. If you can avoid both of these factors, no other treatment .should be necessary. In extreme cases quini- dine or a sedative may be needed. Q — Ever since a severe illness two years ago I have had attacks of runaway heart. What is the treatment for this? A — This condition, also called paroxysmal tachycardia, although not serious is often very upsetting to the victim. Since it is made worse by anxiety this may set up a vicious circle. Sometimes the attacks CM be stopped by pinching the carotid artery in the neck. Guane- thidlne, quinldine and hydroxy- zine, all obtainable only on a doctor'* prescription, may prevent your attacks. In some victims all that li needed is s mild tranquilizer and a calmer way of lift. Q — My electrocardiogram showed a VA block. Ii there says that 75 per cent of the movies made today show a loss and the oSier 25 per cent have to make up the difference. In-the-know students of the Las Vegas scene believe that the era of the expensive solo performers headlining the Vegas shows is coming to an end. Look for more book shows and revues they say. COURIER NEWS CHE COUBIEK WRWS CO. H. W. RAINES, PUBLISHES HARRT A. BAINES Assistant . ubllsher-Editor PAUL O. HUMAN •.dverttslac Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New T«r», Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Memphli Swond-class postage paid at Blytheville. Ark Member ot the Associated mm SUBSCRIPTION RATES 8j carrier In the cltj of Blytne- nlle or any suburban town tvhen carrier service li maintained 35e pel week. $1.50 pet month. By mall within > radln* of 90 miles. 18.00 per year. 9500 for six months, $3.00 for three months, by mall, outside 50 mile radius 'ISM per year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted In towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service u maintained. Mall subscriptions an payable In advance. NOTE: The Counm . assumes . no responsibility for photoiraph» manuscripts, engravings or matt left with It for possible publication. Hodgepodge ACBOSS 1 Feminine appellation OBerene U Japanese uteway 12 Putt up 43 Whirlwind 45Tat*er 4S Mariners direction 47 Feminine otme 48 Masculine appellation 13 One who Bate 48 "Arabian booking Nights" saite age of digitalis may be the cause of the block. In these persons the drug must be stopped and another drug or an artificial pacemaker should be used. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future col- WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Ninety-nine Americana bad motor-vehicle operators' licenses at the end of 1965, according to The World Almanac. This meant that then were- 1.11 licensed drivers per registered vehicle, California led the nation with M million licensed operators, followed by New York State with 7.4 million. Nine states accounted for SI per cent of the national total of licensed drivers. 14 Br. implement 16 Edge 17 Newt UQuido'tnigb note 20 Malt brew 21 Accomplish 22 Greek god at war 23— Bootovelt 26 Lonz outer ' garment 29 Corded fabric 31 Whick (slant) 32 River in Switzerland S3 Frozen wafer 34'WlUldrawi .SB Eat away 42 Merit 62 Duelist's assistant K Public • • storehouse M Roman urban official 57 Piuses 58 .Turn aside through fear DOWN 1 Star (Jr.) 2 Destined 3 Annoy 4 Cravat 5 Engaged (or service S Cried 7 Island (Fr.) 8 African cony » Musteline mammals 10 Orson- lS Unruly chM 15 Relaxation 18 Coxcomb 22 Weapon pointer 24 Exhaust of contents 25 Period of time 27 Samuel's teacher (BlbJ 28 Openwork labile 30 Priority (prefix) 84 Scottish theepfdds 36 Not aa difficult 36 French for "30" 37 Distress signal 39 Feathered friend 40 Sock mender 41 Minced oath 44 Alleviated 47 Poems 50 Roulette wager 51 Suitable 53 City in the Netherlands 54 Townsman (derqg.)

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