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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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Friday, April 21, 1967
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Wyfh«vll1« (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, April 21, 198T '- Page Sevett At Atlanta Meeting The Vice-President Impressed Everyone...Except Maddox By HARRY A. HAINES Courier News Editor ATLANTA - Georgia Democratic Party functionaries are still reeling from the surprising victory of Governor Lester Maddox last year. What almost happened in Arkansas with Jim Johnson, came to pass in Georgia with Maddox' election. As a result, the Democratic party regulars are standing outside the palace walls and the party aparatus seems to be in disarray, if only for the moment. Last week.iVice President Hubert Humphrey's visit to Atlanta provided a matchless opportunity, it seemed, for annealing the elements of the Georgia party. The Vice President himself was ready to bring the dissidents back into the Democratic fold and commented that "there are many rooms" in the Democratic party's house. Ostensibly, Humphrey was in Georgia to address a national meeting of Jewish women and make other prefunctory public appearances. Obviously, he also was sampling the temper of the Democratic party in the state. If there was yet another purpose for his visit, i. e., to stimulate party unity, there simply isn't a better man for the job. Humphrey covers Hie political scene and fields questions pertinent to it with all the grace and style Willie Mays was exhibiting in another field of endeavor in Atlanta's new stadi- mented that, in their opinion at least,a visit by the vice president was important enough to warrant cancellation of a speech. On Friday, Maddox met with Humphrey in what to all outward appearances was an ami- ble enough meeting. However, Maddox' quote in ttie Saturday morning papers is sure not to make him any closer to the party regulars. Asked for an appraisal of Humphrey, Maddox said: um. No one comes away from a meeting with Hubert Humphrey without being visibly impressed, i t seems. He is a brilliant and|™™ articulate spokesman for the administration and the party. Be that as it may, Maddox was not present to greet the "He's a vice president." * + * Similarly, Old Guard party members might say of Mad- vice president on the latter's arrival. The Governor had a speaking engagement to which he was' committed. This did not satisfy some of the Georgia party regulars, however, who privately com- "He's a governor." They seem to be unsure of what sort of governor he's going to be. They are circumspect in their remarks about him. When questioned, the party's stalwarts often grin or chuckle, as sort of a reflexive response, before saying something vague about their new governor. Of the SO invitations whichjsure. were given for an evening reception for Humphrey in the tasteful suburban home of an Antlanta attorney, reportedly 10 went to "the Maddox people." Some of them were present. They mixed amicably in an atmosphere which could be described only as most pleasant: gracious southern hospitality, warm words and wide smiles. The moderates who have headed the party in Georgia under past - Governor Carl Sanders exude urbanity. Sanders is Madison Avenue — Down South Division. The most engaging personality in the regular party camp well may be Jimmy Carter, who, some party pros maintain, ran surprisingly well in the Democratic Maddox. primary against Carter says he was rot well known over the state. He had had something of a career in the legislature, but nothing which led to state-wide expo- If you can Imagine a Bobby Kennedy with a neat trim and a soft and charming Southern accent, then you're beginning to get the picture of Carter, who, by the way, is a farmer. His boyishness is an asset. During World War II, Georgia lowered the voting age to 18. It follows as night does the day that Georgia youth likely will identify with this attractive young politician, who has a JFK-esque way of not taking himself too seriously, while at the same time avoiding self-deprecation. * * * In 1968, the party regulars will remain party regulars. As in Arkansas and some other ' southern states, the moot question in Georgia seems to be: Will the new Democratic forces (as personified by Maddox) continue to operate within the framework of the Democratic party? PLOTTING HER COURSE by use of a new electronic marine navigator Is boating fan Pat Lambert at the National Boat Show that opened in New York's Coliseum Jan 11 The new electronic timeteller made by Accutron is designed as a navigation aid for yathtsmen and ship navigators. Debate Ends In Old Fashioned Duel Alcohol Can Cause Damage to Liver By ROBERT GOLDENSTE1N CHICAGO (AP) — Evidence that alcohol can produce direct damage to the liver, even in the presence of a well-balanced diet was reported today in two New York studies. The question of whether liver damage results from alcohol or the poor eating habits of alcoholics has been debated in medical circles for years. A panel-of experts at the an nual convention of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology indicated both factors play a role. They agreed that minor liver damage in alcoholics can be cured if the subjects abstain from liquor and eat foods high in proteins and By DAVID MASON PARIS (AP) — Radio Luxembourg reported today that a duel between two members of the French National Assembly and taken place and Socialist Deputy Gaston Defferre had won, touching Gaullist Rene Ribiere twice with his epee. Ribiere was only scratched, the broadcast said. Defferre, 56, mayor of Marseille, had told newsmen shortly before the broadcast the duel scheduled for noon had been postponed until late afternoon because of rain. But Radio Luxembourg's reporter said it took place on schedule at noon and he witnessed it. Ribiere, 45, challenged Def- ferre Thursday night and chose epees, or dueling swords, after the mayor called him an idiot during a tumultuous debate in the assembly. * * *. Radio Luxembourg said the two men met on private property and both wore white shirts with collars open and sleeves rolled up. The reporter said the duel lasted about four minutes. Ribiere spent about 45 minutes this morning with the master of arms in the fencm? room of the National Assembly, familiarizing himself with the weapon which he apparently had never had in his hands before. Defferre also did some practicing this morning. Both deputies Indicated Thursday night they hoped to let the duel out of the way in a hurry. Ribiere plans to be married Saturday. Defferre said he has an important appointment in Marseille late today. * * * The challenge to duel .came after a stormy debate in Parliament. During a verbal clash between Premier Georges Pompidou and leftist leader Francois Mitterrand, Ribiere thought he heard Defferre call him an "abruti" — meaning stupe, slouch or idiot. Ribiere strode over to Def- ferre and asked if'he had heard correctly. Defferre said yes. "I ask you for reparation," Ribiere declared, although he left out the traditional slap of a FIRST DIABETIC SURVEY PERTH, Australia (AP) A diabelc and general health survey of the 4,000 residents of Busselton, 148 miles south of Perth, to be held soon will be the first of its kind of an Australian community. All residents over 21 will be invited to take part in the survey, which is voluntary. Doctors expect that about 80 per cent will cooperate. The aim is to detect unknown diabetics and people with high blood pressure, anemia, kidney disease and gout, so that they may be helped by early treatment. The survey is also designed to establish a pattern of metabolism normals within the community. Doctors can then define the pattern of blood constituents in normal people, so that minor changes indicating disease can be detected at an earlier stage. glove. Ribjere's seconds presented themselves to Det- ferre a few minutes later and Defferre named his seconds. vitamins. j Dr. Emanuel Rubin, a pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, said evidence of fatty deposits in cells was detected in studies of slivers of liver samples under the electron micropscope. He said the first cell samples were removed by needle biopsy from the livers of volunteer alcoholics who had abstained from drinking for three to four months and had normal livers at the time. Next, the volunteers were given alcohol, along with a high protein and high vitamin diet, in increasing daily amounts over an 18-day period. The alcohol ingested ranged from 7 ounces of whisky the first day to 16 ounces fhe final day. "Fatty changes in the liver cells were confirmed by electron microscope studies in the seventh day after the whisky diet was started," Rubin said in an interview and in his paper. "We concluded that nutrition al factors could not prevent the toxic action of alcohol," he add ed. Similar findings of direct live: damage from alcohol were re ported by Dr. C. S. Lieber o New York's Bellevue Hospital. "Our studies of the mechan ism of She production of fatt deposits in the liver have shown that even in the presence of i proper, balanced diet, alcoho can cause direct changes in the liver." He said these fatty deposits — which in progressive states lea( to fatal cirrhosis of the liver — come from the drinker's die and are manufactured by the liver itself. Dr. C. M. Leevy of the New Jersey College of Medicine said "We say alcohol will damage the liver but an adequate vita min and protein intake will re pair the damage." U.S. Ready for Nuclear Talks WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States says it's ready to re-open talks with the Soviets aimed at blocking the spread of nuclear weapons — and hopes full agreement can be reached by May 9. That's the date for resuming the 17-nation Geneva disarmament talks, where any U.S.-Soviet agreement would be subject to further negotiation. Word of U.S. readiness to get the nuclear nonproliferation negotiations under way came Thursday after a round of consultations in Paris among the North Atlantic Treaty Organization members. The U. S.-Soviet talks had made substantial progress at the Geneva conference. But it was recessed six weeks ago to give ths United States a chance to consult its allies. Among problems that havi stood in the way of a U.S.-Sovie agreement was West Germany 1 ! fear it would have no effectivi voice in future NATO nuclear strategy. Other nations have expressei worries that a treaty would prohibit them from making peace ful uses of nuclear energy. West Germany was reportet Thursday to be demanding alsc that any treaty include a pledge by the Soviet Union to ceasi making statements that Wes Germany plans nuclear aggres sion. As recently as Tuesday, Soviet Communist party chairman Leonid I. Brezhnev spoke East German Communists o "West German militarists wh strive for the atomic bomb." Women Form Road Repair Gang DINGESS, W.Va. (AP) - The state hasn't done it and the menfolk won't do it, so mothers and grandmothers of Dingess have formed a brigade to fix a neglected road through their town. The women say they are exasperated at "the laziness of seme of our menfolk" and are taking sledgehammers, shovels and wheelbarrows into their own hands. Almost daily for the past week women ranging from the teens to late sixties have reported for work on the road repair bigade. "We don't quit til it hurts," one said. So far, they have broken rtck and shoveled dirt and gravel to mend almost one mile of tattered roadway. They say it is one of the most crying needs of this district in southwestern West Virginia. > Asphalt paving en the two- lane road is pocked with deep holes. Cars find it tough going at more than 10 miles per hour in some stretches. But the work brigade is mainly in protest to the men who, the women say, have refused to fix the road. And it Is against the state which also bit neglected the route. The prime target is the state welfare program offering $1 per hour to unemployed fathers to work on public projects. Som« 700 men in the area receive such aid. "You can see them sitting up there on their porches, not doing anything and drawing that welfare pay. It's getting to their morality," wie lady worker declared. Some of the men contend they are at work in other areas, doing other things. They also said the women should stay home and "mind the kitchen." The road winds along Twelve Pole Creek in a narrow valley, servicing some 400 to 500 families in this area. It was paved in 1963 and the women said it had not been touched again until the brigade was formed. The women work up to four hours a. day with a crew of up t 20. They heckle men walking and driving along the road. The women have divided th crew into teams — some shove dirt, some fill holes and one o two of the stronger ones wield a 12-pound sledgehammer crush rack. The road Is smoother wher they have been. But there ar dozens of miles to go. Twelve Pole Creek road even tually reaches a better-kept fee eral two-lane highway in Nau- gatuk, about 30 miles west here. "The state said someon would come down here and se how had it is. But nobedy *vc came," said om woman. NEW MOUNT for the aerial scouts of mod era warfare Is the 0-2A aircraft being built for use by forward ah- controllers. The Cessna-built craft Includes Increased window .re. for better visibility In spotting targets plus wing pylons, for transport Ing rockets, Hires, and a 7.62 minigun. Propellers are both ia front and behind the main fuselage. URWU Strikes Of 4 Factorie 3 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The i early today. United Rubber Workers Union truck three of the big four rub- ier companies today as con- racts expired at midnight. More than 50,000 union jobs were affected. It was the first company-wide strike since 1965 when the rub- ier workers manned picket ines against the U.S. Rubber Co., now Uniroyal. A union spokesman said it was the biggest since 1959 when he union against the struck early today — the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., the B.F. Goodrich Co., and Uniroy- al. Word of the breakdown in rirestone negotiations came at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The Goodrich strike was announced shortly after midnight, and Uni- royal was struck a few minutes later. Picket lines across the country were manned, according to a URW spokesman, while negotiations continued with Goodrich called walkouts same companies The union said Firestone officials were willing to renew negotiations today, but a company spokesman had no comment on :he statement. No talks were planned in the Uniroyal dispute. Negotiators for about 21,250 workers at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. voted to continue work on a day-to-day basis. Sessions were scheduled to resume with Goodyear at 10 a.m. today. | * * * The four rubber companies and the General Tire and Rubber Co. agreed, effective April 1, that they would give mutual aid to any one of the five struck by the rubber workers. General's contract expires May 15. Negotialions got under way Monday in Cleveland. The union continued its joint policy with the rubber industry of not releasing details of negotiations until bargaining is completed. When negotiations began last month, however, the rubber workers said its goals included a "substantial wage increase," plus increases in skilled trades rate, elimination of "unwarranted wage differentials" and a "full employment earnings program." The earnings program as outlined by the union would boost benefits for laid-off workers to 92% per cent of regular pay. The union said the program could be financed by raising the employer's contribution from ;he present five cents to seven cents an hour per worker. The supplemental unemployment benefits now pay up to 65 -. per cent of the laid-off worker's regular pay for 26 weeks, union- researchers estimate. Present wages range from $3.25 to $3.35 an hour for semiskilled or unskilled labor. A URW spokesman said recent U.S. government reports indi-- icate the tire and tube division mployes, considered the high- st paid in the industry, make about $3.67 an hour. New Technology Cited By MIT Man SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers and scientists must create a new technology devoted to curing human problems produced by technological development, says the president of Massacimsetts Institute of Technology. "We are beginning to suspect that free speech and free press might become irrelevant if we are slowly strangled by the air we breathe Or slowly poisoned by our drinking water," Howard W. Johnson told an MIT alumni dinner Thursday night. Johnson said the right of free citizens to move without hindrance can be made meaningless by breakdown of mass transportation. He said modern technology must be used "to create the large-scale environment in which man can realize his full potential as a human being. 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