The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1961 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 23, 1961
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BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ••Hi* Wftwr e». itaw' tar*. ' ***** ' put M . •ten tam vfetn «nM ««r»w« to nralilail Mi . B». »»u, withia » mu\* tt *» •!»•, (TM »•» f**r. MOO for rix month*. a» Mr tfcrat «««ta<l fc» mall outud. 50 mil* ndlui, MlJlo fm m* Wf Patience Is The Keystone Since Congress this year pumped $2 . billion of new long term life into the urban renewal program, U.S. communities are putting in bids for twice the previous record number of projects, The new grant authority will be parceled out at the rate of $500 million a year for the next four years. That compares with some $300 million a year available in the years just past. The larger sums,-plus the assurance of continuity In the program, account for the sharp step-up. Hardly a city-based politician exists who does not shout the need for urban renewal. But few bother to explain what it involves, except In the most general way. Most of the money granted is intended to help finance the steep cost of acquiring and clearing blighted land to set the stage for major redevelopment. Considerably smaller amounts are designed to aid communities in conserving or rehabilitating already existing housing, where such action seems warranted. Since the birth of the program In 1949, some 900 projects have been approved in 500 communities, with grants totaling $2 billion. Of the project total, roughly 180 represent efforts at conservation and rehabilitation, the rest clearance and redevelopment. The program is being deliberately enlarged to take in more interested cities and towns. Furthermore, it was hamstrung in early years by lack of state enabling laws, court battles, community disinterest and inexperience. A community seeking ' help must come up with a workable plan for the arrest of blight, the wiping out of slums, and general redevelopment. In shaping a specific project, it must estimate all costs of acquiring and clearing a particular land area, as well as estimate the price it may get from resale of the land to project developers. The difference, usually a big loss to the city, is borne by government—from two-thirds to three- fourths federal, the rest local and occasionally state. Despite this federal preponderance, it is figured that the $2 billion in U.S. grants so far have stimulated ?10 billion in private construction work, besides adding substantially to city tax yields in many urban sectors. In the old days, slum clearance was tied tight to public housing on the theory that every dwelling unit torn down should be replaced. From 1949 on, Congress has allowed increasing amounts of clearance money to go for nonresidential prejects—up to 30 per cent today. But with all the broadening and all No Incentive rtgw aver Just how far automation will go in displacing whit* collar office worker*. Rather conclusive evidence i» turning up, however, that stenographers, at leasj, ean look forward to rough prospect*. In a new Manhattan skyscraper, there is a startling stenographic recording system with a bank of 20 electrical disc machines. To dictate a letter, an executive limply dials a special number, gets this impersonal "central," and records his spoken words oa one of the discs, This quite devastating efficiency would s«m to doom the stnographers' pool, and an executive's chances of being surprised by a pretty face he hasn't seen before. On the other hand, it may mean we'll hear less in the future about the problem of "office wives." You can't very well ask an electronic recorder to sit on your lap. It says here that some people up in Muleshoe, Texas, are going to erect a life-size bronze monument to the mule. Off-hand, it seems a useless expense. Why don't they just lead a mule onto the town square up there and leave him? He'll stand. The whole idea of erecting a memorial to the memory of the mule is premature. As has been true all through history, the mule is not dead; he is sleeping. He has been fooling the garden variety of men on this score for generations, but experienced mule people can always watch a mule for a day or two and detect a tremor of movement. It is best not to rush in with a memorial to something that may still be alive and turn out bad so that you have to rename [he statue for some state legislator. Anyhow, why bother wilh bronze? The mule is more indestructible than bronze. Only in places like Muleshoe where they do their farming now with solid-gold spading forks is the mule disappearing. The handout about the mule memorial SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER », 1941 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column— British Get Chuckle From Latest Alphabetical Agency WASHINGTON - (NBA) With the Russians testing bombs all over their almosphere and I Khrushchev threatening a nuclear ' j microscope and saw of material. tiny speck — t.L^.., u . 101 LVJII- i iviiiusu^iiev uiretuyning a nuclear tains such words as "faithful" and "unpredict- -' war, Atomic Energy Commission able" and "lovable," all of which are going to , Chairman Glenn T. Seaborg looks get the writer nowhere with a mule. He is not j back and tells how it all began: to be cozened. I "l can remember personally," The way to handle a mule is to address him ' he sa ? f ' " a dav in the fa " o[ firmly, preferably with a 2x4 or the remnants j !W2 "* en ni ^ colleagues and I of an old leather tug. If you wish him to go for- i lo ° ked through a high-powered ward and start trying to beat him backward, you may startle him into lunging forward. While doing this, it is best to soothe him in a loud, angry, picturesque voice. Churches used to give special permits to muje skinners exempting them from the ordinary limitations on vocabulary. If somehow you can fool the mule into thinking that he is headed back toward the feed bin, you have got the situation in hand. The mule got his reputation among the pioneers mainly because he was supposed to eat very little for the work he turned out. The pioneers used to boast about it. They conveniently failed to note that their mule had little around to eat. When left to his choice, the mule does not exist on Metrecal. As one whose moral probity Tias ceen tested by both devices, I can testify that the tractor Is a lot more lovable than the mule, and some- imes It's more unpredicafable. —Paul Criime in The Dallas Morning New. three shite, chosen by lot Three t ,\ ""* "^ children flew with their mother after hls a PP 0 '"'™nt, Mr. Webb "This was man's first look at a synthetic elemenc. It weighed one thirty-millionth of an ounce... I cannot pretend that I foresaw the enormous implications for society of the subsequent production and use of plutonium." Britons in Washington are ribbing the Stale Departmenl about the newest U. S. government al- phabelical agency, AID. It stands for Agency for International Development, which succeeds Inter- lion, ICA. In British government parlance, however, AID stands for the agriculture ministry's Artificial Insemination Division. Sen. Philip Hart, D-Mich., has A bone to the dog is not charity. Charily Is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog.—Jack London. the outlays, progress in remaking the urban face of America is still slow. Only some 60 projects in several hundred have reached the actual rebuilding stage. Renewal takes big money, but also infinite patience. tltf Doctor Says *r HAROLD T HYMAN, M.D. J Q—My leg has been amputated above the knee but I still suffer almost continuous pain that seems to be located in the mi s s i n g portion. Can anything be done to give me relief? Medicines haven't helped. A—Pain in a "phantom limb" is an occasional complication of amputation. Usually as in your experience this pain is severe, un- remilling and unresponsive to pain-killing drugs. You should return to your surgeon who may be able to give you relief by injecting or severing the nerves responsible for your distr«j. Q-My granddaughter recently was bitten on her toot by a small red »nt. Within a few minutei, she almost passed out. She went limp. Her skin got all red and her face was so rwollen you eoald hardly see her eytt. By the time tht doctor came, the wai tome what better. I saw th« ant my»]f M thtre'» no doubt about what causd Mi reaction. I« common thing? Can anything b* doi* to prevent a recurrence? A-What you witntwed wa* »n aBergle ncponse to the vtnom of tt« red ant. Not many jarsons Mhlbit Oils reaction, BO It's not rtrang* that you a«vtr bevd about it before. However, it's sufficiently understood to have attracted the attention of the Holluter-Stier Labora- orie* of 1«10 Harrison St., Oak- and, Calif. From them your doctor can obtain a solution for in- ioction, prepared from th* whole bodies oi red ant». With this, h« may be able to desen«itiz» your grandchild and, f be proceed! with great caution, he may successfully avoid any serioiu t \it reaction. Since another bite may praduc* another ev«n more grave reaction if the child I* not desenjitiied, the coum of injections merits your most careful consideration. Naturally, the mors preferable courie would be that of •Hminat- Ing all r«d anU from the young•»«•'§ environment. With many «««ctlvt ant-klll«r« on tb« market, It doesn't jeem impojsible to give full protection to « lively little girt. for a eopy of Dr. Hyman'i JMflst, "what About Hardening of the ArUrleiT" Rend 10 centi to Dr. Hymin, tart Courier News, B«JC 4W, Dept. B, Radio City Sta Uon, New York u, N. Y. for Atlanta, G»., where h« will attend Georgia Tech. Pfc. Louis Greene Jr.. arrived yesterday at San Francisco on the 17. S. S. Bonita from Japan and expects to be home within a wee*. 75 Years Ago — In Bfythevi/Je A daughter, Frances Elaine, was born yesterday morning at Walls Hospital to Mr. and Mrs Eddie Ford. Robert Blaylocfc Jr., arrived in in the Phillippines and Japan. family's home on Mackinac Is land in upper Michigan. It took grove remarked: "In his first children tltw with their mother, a veteran flyer, in her private plane. Two went by commercial aircraft; the last three in the family car. Said a Hart assistant: "Logistically, moving the Hart family around ranks with shipping a congres_sional committee overseas." For many weeks Washington's showy 16th street was completely term up in front of the Soviet embassy. The scene was marred by gaping holes and big piles of sand. A Soviet official voiced his annoyance, and suggested this sort of thing would never happen in Moscow. New, however, comes word of a different kind from the Russian capital. A U.S. embassy official writing to relatives at home, says , - ives a ome, says national Cooperation Administra- j the Russians are currently building a long tunnel underpass right in front of our Moscow embassy. , ., eight children— four girls and four boys, ranging in age from 4 to 14. A woman voter who discovered :his fact said she'd support him because "he needs the job." Be lhat as it may, the big brood gives him problems. Recently the eight had to make it back to Washington from the He writes: "Sometimes the work goes on all night underneath our windows. There is pounding and hissing, there is the roar of motors; in short, a real symphony of obnoxious voices." Evidently it can happen there. INtrod u c i n g administrator James Webb ot tne National Aeronautics and Space Adminislration for a noontime speech, National Press Club President John Cos- conference was careful to poini out that he lays no claim to experiences in outer space. "After astronaut Alan Shepard's successful flight," continued Cosgrove, "Mr. Webb is supposed to have said 'The astronaut is my shepherd.' "Thereafter, Mr. Webb played it pretty straight. When Gus Grissom's flight turned out A-OK, he merely remarked that he was quite pleased with the 'grissom' details." The Washington gourmet's latest delight in afterdinner liqueurs is a forbidding concoction called a "Lucky Pierre." It's made of cognac, Cointreau and sobering cold black coffee in equal parts. The drink can be mixed in any volume. Just drop in a few ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve. Federal Aviation Administrator Najeeb Halaby tossed in an aside to the Array Aviation Association on the confusion of dials, switches and instruments in the cockpit oi a modern aircraft. "I suggest," he said, "That we devise new cockpit designed so the pilot can look out and see something comparable to the horizon, instead of what looks like the basement of a steamfitters' paradise." HOLLYWOOD - <NEA) Bolder movie themes are winning general public approval, but .Holly wood'i occasional "bad taste" demand* policing. . . A-"survey in depth" of film audiences about a new movie is bringing this message to Hollywood, along with word that there is too much emphasis on passion to the exclusion of emotions in today's films, and that the public is sharper-minded about old story cliches than Hollywood thinks. But the motives behind the "survey" are not fooling anyone. "What do you think of this 'preview' idea in the case of a picture like 'Splendor in the Grass'7" a Warnei Bros, studio audience questinnalre asks. Picking one preview card at random from the. unexpurgated 900 on our desk, this is the first answer we read: "Very good—even if just (or publicity. I'm sure our opinions will have no bearing." The people were wise to the thick, slick, slice of "hard sell" Hollywood promotion b r i n g i ng special "audience reaction" previews of "Splendor in the Grass" to 30 big U.S. cities before the film's general release. They were aware the studio was making publicity hay out of "Grass," the story of a girl (Natalie Wood) who doesn't, a reverse switch. The film's theme is open to nice- Nelly censorship cries that It ".sells" the idea that frustrated love can lead to loss of mental balance. The consequences of a love that is never consummated sends heroine Natalie to a mental home—and writer William Inge and Director Elia Kazan wanted to get home first with a favorable audience reaction poll' Excusing the promotion - motivated "survey," the results are enlightening. Seventy - fm per cent «t audiences polled to date in four cities—Philadelphia, Chicago, San. Francisco., and Loa Angeles—have indicated approval of b o 1 d film fhemes, while spotlighting the real point oi contention between movie, makers and moviegoers. It is on that question of' good, and bad taste. "Were j'ou shocked by anything in this pi.ture?" questionnaire* given to teen-agers read. "Did you find anything censorable in this picture?" adults are being asked. Six questions are put to teenagers, five to adults. Our tally ot cards from a Lot Angeles showing generally show* approval of the theme. But there was a deluge of adverse comment about the '.'bad taste" of individual scenes. The studio has no intention of editing or cutting the film based on its "survey in depth." But the general adverse comment about "bad laste" in individual scenes may help awaken all filmmaker* to this public censure. "Great" and "Excellent" predominated in the general raction comments. Only a minority agreed on the film being "distasteful" and "downright ejnbarrassing." As an unexpected fillip, the studio received one teen-ager't reaction to the screen debut opposite Miss Wood of Warren Beatty, brother of Shirley MacLaine. The femininelike handwrighting reads: "Warren Beatty looks like Montgomery Clift and he imitates Marlon Brando. But he'll probably be our next James Dean." CONGREGATION BANNED WASHINGTON <AP) - Missionary News Service reports that Portuguese authorities have closed an Assemblies of God church near Lisbon on the ground that the church held service in a building not licensed for that purpose. OUR ANCESTORS byQuincy JACOBY ON BRIDGE Safe Play Is Best Policy North's one diamond response is in accordance with the best modern principles. Unless South can prqduce four spades North has no desire to play any spade contract. Playing at four spades South ruffs the second heart and lays San Francisco yesterday after down 'be ace of spades. Both op- serving l» months with, the Army ponents follow whereupon many South players will simply lead . *.~ * ii..>ii/}jufca «ita japan. payers w smply lead Jew M. Ferguson left yesterday another high spade. If both op" *""'- "- - 1 -— ' •" ponenls follow they will make five odd, whether or not the queen drops. When West shows out they will wind up going down three tricks and blame the loss on bad luck. Add 15 Yeari Ago Set. 28 I Actually, it will be bad play. Beginning tomorrow, the ra t e of domestic airmail will be five cents, postage for each ounce or fraction thereof, Postmaster Boss Stevens hai announced. LITTLS LIZ or< laying it down «*u* South should enter dummy with a club, lead a spade and finesse the jack. If the finesse loses South will still rnnke four odd. He will refuse to trump the third heart lead and will Irump the fourth heart lead in dummy. After that he will be able !o pick up the ten of trumps and make all his clubs. After the finesse wins, South is not hurt by the bad trurftp break. He simply leads out cubs. East trumps Ihe third lead and will play another heart. South must discard'a diamond on his third heart and ruff a fourth heart lead in dummy. Again he will be abla to pull the last trump and nm hit club*. NORTH 49873 V94Z S3 + KQ2 WEST . EAST A* *Q1065 VJI075 VAKQ86 +384 SOUTH <r» *AKJ2 ¥3 * JI05 + AJ1075 No one vulnerable South West North East 1 + Pass 1 + Double 1 <k Pass 2 4 Pass 3 A Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— » J 60 they AO.U — It is the lacs ot human dignity in the U.S.S.R. which hurts most 2 was forced to take this action to seek freedom of scientific expression and to save what is left of my self-respect. —Mikhail A. Klotchko, honored Russian scientist who defected in Canada. First eleclric fire alarm system in Ohio was installed at Lancaster in 1899. Braniff International airw ays was founded on June M, 1S28. Caries is called a disease of childhood—it is a medical name Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States on Juna 20 1782. Members of the French Acad ciny, whose membership was limited !o 40 living persons, were called the "Forty Immortals." It has been estimated thai one of every four consumer dollars in lh« U,S. ii ipefit in resUuranU, Read Courier News Classifieds "Clancy just made himself another batch of home-brew!" Bulgaria Ansvmr to Pravlou* Punta Pioneer craft to land on distant planets will be a housewife's dream—completely germproof. Scientists warn that unless our spaceships are free of earth bacteria, we will contaminate space. Then we'd never know If bacteria were there before we landed, or if we brought them with us. Why this concern? Because microscopjc life on one planet is »n indication o£ higher Ufe somewhere else, where conditions are right C Enoyclop«ai« Britannic* • ACKOSS 1 Grains are among the principal • of Bulgaria 6 is its capital 11 Demigods T3 Concealers 14 Manifest 15 Warning devices 16 Footlikc part 17. Originate 10 Consume '.0 Arabian gulf , 11 Niobium (ab.) .y Prevalent 26 Oversees 30 Dry 31 Obtain 33 Genuine 34 Ratio 35 Mariner'* direcUou. 36 Italian city 37 fold of cloth 39 Selected 41 Musical note 42Exud« 43 Viper 46 Lowest point 48 Eggs *" 51 Resounds S3 Bit 5S Maxima 57 Growing (rat 53 Embellishes IFissut* 2 Plexus ' 3 Table scnpt 4 American author 5 East Indian herb fl Unexpressed 7Hareraroom 8 Sympathetic (dial:) 8 Feminine - appellation 10 Helper (lU) 12 Queer 13 It . communistic ties 18 Planned 20 Trying azftrtoS"* 38 Imerweava 40 Ventilating 43 Culmination (Scot) 43 Brazilian «UI» 24 Soviet srr«m 35 Ceremony 27 Bird's homo 52Banoejevoid 28 Palm fruit iptitt ^^ » Winter veUch M Greek Ml*

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