The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1967 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 8, 1967
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To Kill a Kid • Modern man may make it yet, if he can be saved [com the horrors he insists on visiting on himself. Beset wilh pollution of the air he breathes and the streams from which he takes sustenance, man thirsts for still other poisons as he finds them. As he becomes more affluent and more free, he has less trouble finding them. Within the past 10 days, three disturbing reports on public health have been in the press. Cigarette consumption among American adults, the president of the American Cancer Society tells us, is going clown. Among young Americans, it's going up as more and more youngsters begin smoking in elementary school and high school. Furthermore, a medical specialist "pointed with some alarm to a statistic: more Americans are having liver trouble (principally cirrhosis). This is something which in past centuries has been a problem only for the wealthy. They were the only ones who could af- "ford the constant tippling which is suspected as an important contributory factor. Ah, but today's higher standard of living has put cirrhosis of the liver in 'the reach of even some of our most modest wage-earners. The American working man can sip right along with the best of them now . .. although his meaner financial circumstances may dictate that lie make do with a cheaf blend while his better-heeled counterpart treats his liver to a bottle of Scotch which is in the words of that now-famous phrase "just old enough to vote." Finally, venereal disease, which some Americans thought was outlaw, ed under the terms of the United N»> tions agreement following World War II is back ... more menacing than ever in its newer forms which are showing a dogged resistance to penicillin, th» drug on which rested hopes for eradication of this scourge. The facts are that it is possible (16- cally) for a child to spend 18 years with his family, 12 years in public schools and from 10 to 15 years in Sunday school and never once learn of the physical hazards involved in smoking, drinking and sexual promis- cuitj'. The moral hazards? Unfortunately, this is not cutting much ice. The American Cancer Society, fbr example, once had a film which included some full-color pictures of a healthy Jung (which was pink to red) and a smoker's lung (grey to black). This is the sort of message any child can understand. Somehow, the children must be given explanations of some facts of life . . . which might more properly be called the facts of staying alive. Of The $64,000 Question m&mMmmft 'r-w^m*®?** 6 *' : MMI^SSfc it**»**o*o*********************% Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Being the ex-Mrs. David Me- Callum may carry with it some prestige, especially n the teenage circles, but all Jill Ireland has out of the deal is a fistful of responsibilities. Jill and David and their three SOBS came here from England, full of love and dreams. What happened to their marriage is, of course, nobody's business would think she could do anything she wanted to. But some of Hollywood's bright boys want to change her. "They want me to lose weight and cap my lower teeth and fix my nose," Lainie says, "Losing weight, O.K. But I won't cap my teeth and my nose has done very well for me so far, so why change it?" Her feeling is that a little im- but theirs. But when it broke \ perfection is a good thing, sn It is reported that the members of the Quorum Court will, in a meeting Monday, approve the expenditure of ?64,000 to place elevators in the courthouses. Well, they govern (or are supposed to) the 40th richest county (in agriculture) in all this nation so they can afford these elevators. " : However, there is another way in which that 564,000 can be much better spent. It could be spent on employing a firm of -outside Professional Appraisers to make a complete reappraisal of the real property in Mississippi County for the purpose of taxation. If they would do that, if all property owners were assessed as is the average small home owner, then the County would have all the revenue it needs for many improvements. Today, because of outmoded and unfair state laws governing the assessment of property for taxation, and because of the philosophy and the customs followed in this county for many years, this is the situation: Homes constructed in recent years are assessed at 100% of value or just below, or perhaps, just above. For instance, this Editor owns (or owes for) a small house at 619 Seminole Drive for which we paid ?11,500 and which we will sell for $11,500. It is assessed at $14,000. (If you are a businessman or a workingman you can check and find, we'll bet, that your home is assessed at 100% or nearly 'that.) Now, we can show you some wealthy people whose homes, in the city and in the county, are assessed at from 30K to 50% of value. (Under Arkansas state law, a millionaire can built a mansion in the country and it can be depreciated by the tax assessor by 50% the first year.) That is totally unfair. We can show you business buildings downtown in Osceola that are assessed at 30% to JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH *Q72 WEST 4864 ¥-KJ «942 *AKQ93 West Pass Pass * AQS +86542 EAST * 10 VAQ984 48753 *J107 SOUTH (D) AAKJ953 V 10732 4KJ10 *Void Both vulnerable Xorth East Sontt 2 A Pass 4* Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 K ed and looked over dummy carefully. A lot of players would play one trump on general principles. If they did they would have done what West should have done. South counts nine tricks in trumps and diamonds. The way to make a tenth trick is toruff 50% of value if the economic factor of what mey return in rent is considered. (The business building which we rent for The Times at $250 a month is assessed for $13,400—or for less than the small home on Seminole in which the owner just liyes!) Assessment of farm land in this county has been very controversial for years. Average assessment of farm land is $250 an acre. Yet landowners are on record in chancery court swearing that their land is worth $800 and $900 per acre. The City of Osceola is paying $500 an acre for 100 acres of that land for sewage lagoons. One landowner told this Editor: "We own a million dollars worth of farm land and we wouldn't take $500 a acre for any of it. But the land is assessed at $200 an acre and less. I agree this is not fair but I'm sure not going to suggest that my assessment be increased." So, if all the property in this county were assessed as is that of the average homeowner, then there would be plenty of tax-money to: Build a million dollar high school in 0&e- ola without raising the school millage and to supply greatly needed extera school funds ffl Blytheville and the other school districts: Build the badly needed 50-bed additiofl to the Osceola Memorial Hospital without raising millage: Rebuild Lake NEARK without raising mil- age; Put elevators in the courthouse; Provide funds in Osceola for a recreational program and for other needed improvements. So, if the members of the Quorum Court really take their governmental jobs seriously, they would stand up, stand tall, square those shoulders, stick out that chin and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance which includes ". . . with liberty and justice FOR ALL . . ."-^Osceola Times a heart in dummy and it is up to declarer to play hearts first and trumps a long time later. South leads a heart. West gets in with the jack and leads a trump but he is one round of !play too late. South wins and pleads a second heart.West wins :and leads a second trump. | South gets to ruff one heart for ibis tenth trick but the two i trump leads have kept him 'from making an overtrick. South's jump to four spades was a distinct overbid but tSie sort of overbid that wasn't likely to get him into serious (rouble. When you overbid with a doubtful trump suit you may run into massed trumps and a with very sound trumps you just aren't going to get doubled. The overbid was a happy idea, t was possible for East and West to beat the contract and if West had not happened to hold such nice clubs he might have opened a trump. He might well have opened a trump in any event. It usually pays to lead trumps when your opponents have reached game on strong bidding in trumps only. • Anyway, West liked his clubs and opened the king. South ruff- Fisher-North Little Rock Times BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON O'Brien: Mr. Competent For LBJ and Democrats By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien is, of course, just about the most complete professional in town. The other day, after he blistered Democratic state chairmen whose party organizations are in serious disarray, his telephone rang insistently as some of those same chairmen demanded copies of his speech. Uniquely in his party, and nerhaps in polities. O'Brien has lie capacity for getting tough without stirring deep personal enmity. Somehow, he conveys a sense of fairness and balance to nearly ail persons and factions. After, the heavy Democratic losses of 1966, party figures in many places clamored for drastic change in the Democratic National Committee. It is no secret that O'Brien was their universal choice to lead them out of ihe woods. * * * Among those who wanted him as national chairman was Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of New York. Yet President Johnson's decision to retain Chairman John M. Bailey did not necessarily reflect fear that O'Brien would be a "Kennedy chairman." It is more likely that the President, having limited respect for the national committee, thinks O'Brien would be at least partly wasted there. Johnson's trust in O'Brien appears to be deep-set. From their first grave talk on A i r Force One returning from Dallas after President Kennedy's assassination in 1963, the two men have had mutually respectful and reasonably warm relations. It is no quirk of circumstance therefore, that O'Brien is the only triple - hatted man in the administration. Johnson wants it that way. So O'Brien runs the Post Office Department, labors as he did for more than four years as a key presidential agent in promoting major legislation, and serves LBJ as a top political consultant. O'Brien still retains his spacious second - floor office in the White House — and he is often there. The President some times summons him to the White House two or three times a day. At his Post Office headquarters, O'Brien presides over a rising volcanic mountain of mail whose management ought fo intimidate the world's most efficient business organizer. H e refuses to be buffaloed but is embarked instead on a massive effort to get abreast of the difficulties with electronic and mechanical aids uniquely designed for the mail service. He is the first to say the surface has been barely scratched. Pursuing his goal of modernization, O'Brien hops about the country ..often on field inspections. Not incidentally, they give him constant chance to talk politics with state and local leaders — and report to t h e President on these, as he has done at length and in intimate aetail from the start. the Doctor Says R -/ By Written for Newspaper Association Q— I am pregnant and would like to get some reliable information—not just old wives' tales about this subject. A— Pregnancy is a normal physiologic state but, because of "the many possible complica- ,ions, every pregnant woman should be under the care of a jhysician. Your doctor is the me to supply the information •ou need or to recommend col- ateral reading. Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. What are Bie symptoms of a tuba! pregnancy? A—When the ovum fails to reach the uterus for some unknown reason it may become fertilized and embedded in the uterine tube. Such a pregnancy proceeds very much as a normal pregnancy at first. iMen- struation stops and tests for pregnancy are positive. After 10 In 1964 and 1966, O'Brien was the President's crucial political confidant in the heat of the election battles. His appraisals are awaited with the same interest that attends top battlefield reports in war. * * * Some admirers of the postmaster general's supreme talents as a political organizer think he is being badly "underused" in the political field. However that may be, the situation seems unlikely to change so long as he serves Johnson. For the President plainly is interested in his versatility. O'Brien is. in fact, so placed that he could go on indefinitely — beyond the Johnson administration — in high political and public service posts. He has not present interest in the six-figure private jobs that have from lime to time been dangled before him. He loves politics and public effort — and most of the people in these endeavors love him. Largely dead today are the first resentments of some of the more emotional Kennedy intimates over the fact that O'Brien, an original top Kennedy aide, chose to give full loyalty and service from the outset to Lyndon Johnson. A new Kennedy administration almost surely would enlist him prominently. His friends, across all factions and both parties, have to nope that Larry O'Brien does not get tired. Any party — indeed any country — has to count itself lucky to have him around. up, the result was hard on Jill. She was still a stranger here. She doesn't make friends, or even acquaintances, easily. Although she had been performing, first as a dancer and then as an actress, since she was 12, she was virtually unknown professionally in Hollywood. She didn't want to go back to England, however — "that mate one think of the going- home - to - mother cliche and, besides, it wouldn't be fair to David, who sees his sons frequently. "I have terrific responsibilities now," she says. "I have no family or friends here, no mother to help, no husband. I have the complete responsibility for three boys — they're 9, 4 and r ,, Shane, the television series she costarrred in, helped her career, she feels, and offers are coming in with increasing frequency. They should; Jill is a tremendously attractive girl, tall, cool, blond. And she is a natural - born coper. She describes herself as "the strongest person I .know, someone who would rather suffer myself than cause anyone else,to suffer." "And I'm hungry for life," she says. "I want to .act; I want to be a mother; I want to paint; I want to love — and I want to get married again." We've got a small revolution on our hands, so all you non- comformists rally 'round Lainie Kazan. Lainie is one of the best singers around these days, and one why try to make everybody look alike? "I think," shft says, "that they have the right idea in Europe — Ihey don't try to make everybody look perfect. Look at Simone Signoret and Rita Tushingham. All that matters is that they're believable in the part." Lainie could go along, making a lot of money in clubs and television guest shots. But she wants something more than that — movies or the lead in a Broadway show. So far, she's had lots of promises but nothing has materialized. Most of the time, they give her that weight-teeth-nose routine, and that's when the revolt begins. If you've seen her on television, you know she looks very nice the way she is. When they start labeling singing stars "As Is," I'll take Lainie Kazan. to 12 weeks, pain in the pelvis, ...... , • accompanied by small hemorrfi- Q-What are the first signs of| ages from , he uten]Si point to a pregnancy and how long does.. probable tubal preg nancy. Soon t take to know for sure? A—The first and most consis- ent sign is the missed menstrual period. Some of the newer pregnancy tests are positive as :arly as four or five days after he missed period and the test results are available within a ew hours after starting the test. thereafter the tube ruptures. This is accompanied by a sharp pain and severe bleeding. This necessitates prompt removal of the ruptured tube. If a positive diagnosis is made before the rupture, the tube should be removed to prevent further bleeding. If the opposite tube is nor- of my becoming pregnant again? A—No. It would require another operation (often unsuccessful) to re-establish the potency of the tubes. Q—Can a 52-year-old woman who still menstruates regularly become pregnant? A—Yes, but I would like to see her birth certificate. Pregnancy depends on continued ovarian function rather than on i age, but it is extremely rare for | the ovaries to function after age •50. | Q—Could a woman have a | normal pregnancy and child- j birth with a ruptured uterus? A—Since rupture of the uterus occurs only during a difficult labor, I assume you mean a woman who has had a ruptured uterus in the past and a repair operation. She could become pregnant but her delivery should be by Caesarean section. Q—How long can a woman I mal, a subsequent normal preg- •arry a felus in her uterine • nancy can take place, ubes before a diagnosis of cc-i Q—I have had my uterine topic pregnancy can be made? j tubes tied. Is there any chance Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New* Saturday, April 8, 1967 Page Four 15 Years Ago —In Blytheville The Manila City Council last night voted unanimously to oppose a Frisco move to abandon the railroad line from Manila to Leachville. Manila is one of four towns from Blytheville to Leachville expected to band together to fight abandonment of the .track. Mrs. Shelburne Brewer ha s returned from St. Louis where she has spent the past two weeks visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Harpole have as their guest, Mrs. L. C. Lemmond of Trenton, Tenn. William Henry Harrison, secretary of the Northwest Territory, first governor of the Indiana Territory, superintendent of Indian affairs, hero at the battle of Tippecanoe, major general in the Army, was also the 9th president of the United States in 1841, says The World Almanac. His first official act as president was one of his last. While delivering his inaugural address, he caught pneumonia. He died 31 days later. Conyrleht © 1967, Newspaper Enterprise Asan. CHE COURIER NEWS IBB CotmiEk NBWS CO. B W. BAINES, rtlBLlSHEB HARK! a. BAINES Assistant .'ubllsher-Edltot FAUT, D. HUMAN Advertising Manage! Sole National Advertising Representative Wallari Wltmer Co. New yol», Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Memphis Second-class postage paid at Bljtlievlllr. Ark. Member of Ihe Associated Pro* SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carder In the city of Blyihf. nlle or any suburban town whem carrier service ts maintained 35e per week. $1.50 p« month. 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