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Legislative Tidal Wave If 6 citieftrt (or « newspaper editor .., who has all the privilefceS of citizenship iii must cases, biit aomchtiw seems to Intk some of the immunities) is to be "mi courant" with the Arkansas Legislature; thfeii it is necessary to read caretully the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Arkansas Gazette. This takes sbme doing. For example, yesterday's Gazette carried a story of well over 1,000 words on the debate and vote 611 the liquor- by-the-drink bill; It carried a small supplementary box score on how the various representatives voted on it. There was a separate (and quite detailed) story by Ernest Dumas oh Governor Rockefeller's latest nominations for State office appointments and the likely State Senate reaction to such appointments. There was an additoinal story which attempted to rdund up other action in the Thursday session of the House, there were two editbrials which offered comment on legislation and pr6posed legislatiiri (and, while it is hbt necessary to agree with the opinions expressed therein, considering arguments for and against the various legislative causes; contributes appreciably to the understanding one has of such matters). Digging deeper into the Gazette, one found an interview with Governor Rockefeller in which the Governor offered comments on a variety 6f state issues. Still deeper (now on Page 11-A) a small box outlines the legislative agenda for Fridayj another story deals with the extension of the Oaklawn racing season (passed by the Senate, noW Before' thfc House) find still art* other st6ry of some length charts the progress of t li e arguments for Arid agaiiist a sales tax exemption on machinery used in manufacturing. Another story, 6h the- same page, lias as its topic hearings the M6us* Education Committee is holding on a teacher pay increase bill. Of hardly more thaii casual ihterest (bu'fc worth-ti6tirig) is a Story (on fage 16-A) Which reports bti the reaction of Texas legislators to the flcltidus sug- tiori of an ArkartBftg legislator that AN kansas 1 half of Texarkaiia be ceded to Texas. Still slaying with Friday's Gazette one will find on Page 22-A a report on the Senate's approval of a bill which will create a constitutional revision study commission and a short report detailing an opinion handed down by the attorney general's office. Page 1-B carries a story out of Salem, Ore., anent reactions of Oregon G6v. Tom JUcCall and the four Arkansas prison farm escapees who are asking asylum in that wstern state. Page 18-B carries a map which shows all of the t6,- 000 miles of roads and main streets in the state. This, then, is the reading which waS required on Friday if one hoped to keep up with the pace of state gbVern- ment. In addition, the Arkansas Press Association mailed to .its members a special legislative bulletin which contained synopses 6f six bills. If the pace is almost crushing at times for the citizen, just think what it must be for the Legislator. As one member of this cdunty's delegation re^ marked during- the summer's Democratic primary (When some unsavory legislation was uncovered and used for perfectly legitimate political purposes), "It isn't so surprising that we have passed some bad legislation . . . it is surprising that we haven't passed more. We don't have enough time to study the bills." This is becOmnig riiore and more obvious. Members of the Arkansas Legislature are plunged in Over their heads in legislation from about the second day of the session oii. S6mewhere, someone must have ah answer. There certainly is sortie way- of stemming' this tidal wave of legislation which convulses the state's g6veriimerit each two years. We would imagine that some sehibr members of the Legislature (such as our own Rep. L. H. Autry arid Sen. J. Lee Beardeii) might have some thoughts on this which would fee most useful to the state in yeai'S to come. olutions. Now, a MNimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiwiiimiuiiHH"""" Cannel-at Bay By WAttb (iANN'EL Newspaper Enterprise Assn- NEW YORK (NEA) This being the titoe of year when the old has ended and the new begun, it is traditional at this season for a person to make out his New Year's Res- New Year's Resolution, as everybody knows, is a solemn oath whereby you promise to start doing things differently. And so, under those circumstances, we have resolved this year not to make any more New Year's Resolutions. It is hard eridiigh doing things the same old way, we have found, without doubling ttie difficulty by starting to do them differently. In addition, it has occurred that we do not really have to make any resolutions maps, be it hereby resolved: B/OSSAT AND CROMLfY IN WASHINGTON U 'iwi O/ CM** We Will Oppose Ed Allison, <me tt the young sparkplugs wnb makes Biytheviile a • more progressive <5ity than is Osceola, .phoned us on Monday. He wanted to know what we thought the Sentiment would be around Here to regard to a tax niillage for the support of a proposed Mississippi County Junior College at Blytheville. We told him that the location of a county junior college In BiythevUle would make no geographical sense, with that city located almost on the Missouri line. We will oppose. We further told Ed that we will, in the future, oppose all increases In the local tax mitlage, or any general obligation bonds- even for schools—until something is done about equalizing property assessments in Mississippi County. At this time, tile owners of recently constructed homes, particularly small homes, are bearing a very unfair share of local taxation, there are other inequities, also. Property assesssment laws in Arkansas need some big changes, as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.—Osceola Times. Romney Needs in order to live a better life. The same end can be reached if other people would make a few resolutions. To expedite that matter, we have listed below some of those New Year's Resolutions and Wife people who should make them. 1. To simplify living and improve communications among the people of the earth, be it hereby resolved: That Jack Carter, Jack Jones Jackie Mason, Jackie Vefhon, Fisher-North Little Bock Times JibM g Reason and Jack Lem- moh choose Up lots to determine which five will take new and different first names. That people who begin sen- were a tireless, meagerly paid middle - aged man with a horse and buggy who is there at your call. II. To further the cause of philosophy and help Everyman get through the day, be it hereby resolved: That the nation's legislatures will quit trying to make it easier for people to get divorced and start making it harder for them to get married. That Jacqueline Kennedy ml[ abandon her magazine route and go back to ttie career she had before, whatever it was. That Barbara Harris, Julie Harris arid Rosemary Harris will choose up to see who changes her last name to Jones. HI. to keep the world an or- de'rly .place where a man can believe street signs and road n Effort Vital Assistance That the right wing will stop expecting the French to act like somebody other than the French That the left wing will.stop expecting the Germans to act like somebody other tSian th e Germans. That events people who describe and places as "fun things" will cease and desist. That the middle wing will stop expecting television entertainment to get any better. IV. To help rid the world of waste, cfu'elty and man's inhumanity to man, be it hereby resolved: That Dean Martin will stop JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORtH tt>) U 4V<4d WEST EAST ASS A 10 9 V1075S V9.8 4AQ1064 *K98S4 472 soon 4AKQ832 West Pass Pass Pass Pass. +K6 Both vulnerable North Bait Sooth 1 ^ Pass 2 A 3 * Pass 3 * 4 * .Pass 4 N.T. 6V Pass 74 Pass Fan Opening lewt-4 A Bridge is not an exact science and never will be. We point out in "Win at Bridge with Ja- cpby and Son" thai there is disagreement on how to respond to Blackwood when you are void of a suit. The Jacoby method is to start by deciding if your void is a good one. Just what is a good void, anyway? . A good void is one in an unbid suit or in a suit that has been bid by your opponents. Now take a look at Kie bidding of today's hand. North has bid hearts and clubs and spades has become the agreed trump suit. South bids four no - trump and North is void of diamonds. It must be a good void. How CJ.D he show it? Our metfiod is to show the number of aces but to bid rtt /instead of five. Thus, North responds six hearts to the Black- Wood four no • trump. South knows that North has two aces arid is void of a suit and from the bidding South knows (Sie void is in diamonds. South can bid seven spades and be certain of success provided the opening lead isn't ruffed by East. It looks as if South took a chance when he bid four no trumps with those three diamonds. It wasn't much of a chance. North had opened the bidding with one heart, had gone to tiiree clubs over two spades and then raised spades. South was prepared to gamble that North would not hold as many as two diamonds arid would have gone to six spades if North had merely shown two aces. A final word of caution. This is a fine bid but be sure you and your partner are in complete agreement before you start using it. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washiugton Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. LANSING, MICH. (NBA) It has come to no public notice, but early in January Michigan's Gov. George Romney had an intensive, day - long meeting at his Bloomfield Hills home with Harvard University's famed international affairs expert, Prof. Henry A. Kissinger. The meeting, which by design was more a Kissinger monologue than a discussion, evidently covered virtually the en- Mre range of foreign affairs. Naturally enough, there was substantial treatment of the difficult Vietnam situation. Though the governor was mostly a listener in this somewhat grueling session, word has seeped out in the East that Kisinger was impressed by his encounter with Romney. The big day with Kissinger is simply the high!';'-', of '.he governor's present busy study course in the foreign affairs field. Sources here say he has been conferring with other "knowledgeable persons" on world matters as he gears up for the 1968 Republican presidential race. * * . . * For several weeks, Romney in his public showing has been fending off queries on Vietnam by saying he cannot deal in specifics on this and other contro- versial foreign issues until he completes his current hard round of studies. Kissinger often has been mentioned as the sort of expert Romney might acquire as a "foreign policy adviser." Actually, it has already been decided not to take on an "in- house" scholar who would j in effect, be at the governor's elbow at all times. Romney has been persuaded that what lie needs is .an able "foreign policy administrator," a man with a good grasp of the field and excellent contacts among scholars across the country. Such a man would tap suitable experts as needed to help prepare position papers and other documents on Vietnam, Latin America, etc. Walter DeVries, currently the chief researcher on Romney Associates' campaign staff and long a top Romney policy advise, serves in -substantially the same way in the domestic field. It is known that, among moderates sympathetic to the Romney cause, some are counselling urgency in the choice not only of a foreign policy liaison man but of other professionals as well. A quest is under way for a national campaign press secretary and for some key political tacticians. Prominent among these, as mentioned in a prior column, are Dr. Gaylord Parkinson, for- Written for Newspaper thff TDnrtnr &f\)t Enterprise Association lUC J^UCiUI *JLIJJ Ry Wayiig G Br£mdstadti M.D. . ,- _u „„,! . H, m i U ,,r,11 HonnFif thorn This frier California GOP chairman, and F. Clifton White, the real mainstay of Barry Goldwater's strategy forces in 1964. * * * the interested Parkinson, it is terices with "Would you iieve..." and "Seriously ..." and "Let's face it..." will cease and desist. the the American Medical Association will stop talking about Your Family Doctor as if he J5 Years Ago -f n Blythiville S C Mr": trying to be in Matt Helm rriov- Tiiat Anthony Newley will stop trying to be in any movies, that Lynda Bird Johnson will stop trying to be in. that television celebrities will stop trying. That television celeBrlties will stop. That Ladies' Shbppe entrepre- -"•-- will- not sell miniskirts to with unfortunate legs. iiie iiiieiesicu rcuruiiDun, IL to •_ _ _ T . _ newly learned, has been urged Ma* B Re d, Mrs Paul Jobe by top Romney men not to sign an ° M "' •-• - * ' - up with Nixon forces who are said to be bidding high for him. Parkinson has visited Romney in Lansing. As for White, he has avoided E. Baker were 120 guests for a canasta luncheon 4 . hostesses to bridge and at the Hotel Noble on Saturday. Top prizes were awarded Mrs. Ralph Nichols and Mrs. James ! COURIER NEWS THE cotmiEii tanvs co. B: W. HA1NES rUBLlSBEB HARKT A. HAINES other candidate a flat informing one and all wants to ' unattached C. Guard. ; 'no"°bV I Miss Martha Ann White, Miss l,gj Susan Moore arid Misses Lue fnr' and Sue Owens entertained with made several overtures. Indications are White will commit himself to one or another candidate after he has weighted their prospects more fully. Yet the moderates who are eager to get rolling are tantalized by this situation. Many feel that Romney absolutely must have a man of White's caliber and knowledge at the strategy level. It was evident at the Republican National Committee meeting in New Orleans that Roni- ney's political allies — and numerous figures who might join them under the right circumstances — believe time is all too short. Soundings in Lansing indicate the governor himself now may grasp the need campaign effort with vital professional assistance. bruise easily? A — Medrol is a cortisone- (I l«7 by NEA, Inc. "/ guess I'm over f/ie hill—I'm Me onfy ene htn wfo ton rtmtmbtr whtn cMienvftYti Witt tht Matirtbltl" low blood pressure;vitamin my found so abundantly (U0/7ii) '"'\V "n my pressu'-ejn most foods that supplements goes down I take vitamin B-12. iare needed only in persons on Y i • i t 1-1 n™,., Cni Jiftt Cinrto \iifnmiti tin! A No, but neither raise your blood pressure. Incidentally, 110-70 is an excellent blood pressure for an adult of any age. Anything you can do, such as avoidance of nervous tension, to keep it from going any higher will pay dividends in health and longevity. Q — Is vitamin B-12 required for nerves or blood building? A — A deficiency of this vitamin causes pernicious anemia. The treatment of this disease is Kie only established clinical use for vitamin B-12. Q _ will vitamin E strength, en resistance to viral infections? Is it of any help in relieving menstrual pain?' A — There is no evidence that vitamin E will do either of these tilings. Q — Is it true that vitamin 3 is good for anyone with dia- jetes or symptoms caused by the menopause? Can you take too mud) of this vitamin? _ Vitamin E has been tried for a great variety of condi- ions, including the two men- lioned, but there it no evidencs I low-fat diet. Since vitamin pois- It; bning occurs only with vitamins A and D it is not possible to take too much vtamin E. Q — If the daily requirement of vitamin D is only 400 units why do manufacturers put 1,000 unils in practically every vitamin pill on the market? A — Most of the better vitamin preparations now contain 400 units of vitamin D or less. In severe vitamin D deficiencies a larger dose might be required for awhile but this could better be accomplished by increasing the number of capsules taken than by increasing the strength of the individual capsules. Q — Should vitamin C and Zymacap be taken together? A - Since Zymacap contains vitamin C (ascorbic ac i d) it should not be necessary to take both. Q — Is Medrol harmful in any way? Could it Cause me to Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Saturday, February 11, 1987 Page Pour like drug. It should not be taken for prolonged periods. In some persons it is associated with easy braising. 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 pi general interest in future columns. bers of the teen age set at the Hotel Noble on Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Warren and son Bobby spent the weekend in Corinth, Miss, visiting relatives. Ark-Mo Power Company has started laying pipeline for a natural gas distribution system in Campbell, Mo. it w a s announced today. Ark-Mo plans to serve Blytheville and other towns in this area with natural gas in the near future. PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Walters Wltmer cb. New forte, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta Memphlv 8e-.ond-class postage pala at Biytbetille Ark . Member of tne Associated frtm SUBSCRrPTIbN RATES By carrier In the city ol Blythe- vllle Or any stibiirban town tvhen carrier service Is maintained 336 pel week si.JO per. month. By ball within a radiuj mileL, $8.00 per veal „ months, $3.uo (or three montha, niaU, ontslde 50 mile ' '" at 5V S500 tor 511 Of nir vear payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are hot accept- er 1 In town? and cities wberc Tha Courier News carrier service H maintained Mall subscriptioni an oarable In advance. 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