The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1967 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 22, 1967
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For Permissiveness Thi« week in Little Rock, a committee of the Constitutional Revision and Study Commission has been hear— ing testimony relative to the many "-"-problems imposed on th* state by the ,, 1874 state constitution. Among those '•' problems (but by no means foremost "'••-. among them) is that section of the con••• stitution which spells out the details •- 1 -of county government. In an age when lack of communiea- '•'•"• " lion and mobility dictated expediency, ...-•.. the framers of the old document said : in effect, "let there be a county judge •'•"• and let him administer the afairs of the county." Although this political ... principle is beautiul in its simplicity, it is only a simplistic philosophy. The - county judge is accountable to the vot- . - ers, but there is no way for th« voters to remain current with the jovern- •'"•' mental duties and actions of the judge. The system as it exists is largely autocratic, unrealistic and not compatible with democratic government. • The danger is seems is that in trying "•' "to represent everyone in a county, a "" county judge may represent no one at all. Our own County Judge A. A. Banks -• is as progressive as Arkansas county • judges come . . . and they don't come on very progressive at all. But in testimony before the committee, Judge " Batiks listed a dozen or more changes which need to be made in county ernment (including abolitibri 6f all judicial authority now Vested in the county judge). He deserve* a great deal of credit for suggesting thesa changes as president of th* Arkansas County Judges AssOciati6ri. Some of his colleagues in the Association will not smile on his efforts. However, there were certain dieho- tomous aspects to his suggestions. On the one hand, Judge Banks asked for additional freedom at the county level . . and he's perfectly correct. However, while favoring a lifting of the ancient restrictions which are imposed by the old constitution, he askde that some restrictions remain and asked that any new structure be so conceived as not to "hem in" the county judge and make of him a "robot or errand boy." Any new constitution should accomplish one of two things: 1. Abolition of the county judge and replacement of him with a county commission; or 2. An enabling clause which would permit those counties who want a change in government to vote on same. In fact, premissiveness should keynote a new constitution. The people who live in the various counties and cities should be free to vote on local taxes and local government. eJLett erS to the- •aitor ar» ««!<»»•«. they «• ' e - wto ««««. h ««!r Signature wlU not b« printe the "writer. He letter» wUJ be Minuted.) Dear Sir: . Earlier this month, Blytheville High School was host for the State Student Council Convention, with over 100 high schools being represented by about 350 delegates and 100 sponsors. . This is no small task for a community to " undertake. The citizens of Blytheville opened up their homes for these youngsters, and - from all reports, everyone enjoyed the visit to Blytheville. Blytheville should feel proud of the manner in which Hie local high school organized and managed this convention. Particular reqpg- nition should go to Principal D. B. Meador, Council Sponsor Mary Senter Stickmon, and Council President Jerry Fletcher. No one realizes just how many hours these people and other members of the BHS Student Council put in to make this convention successful. The Blytheville image has been enhanced by this convention and Hie manner in which it was hanoUed. A Blytheville Pedagogue (Name Withheld by Request) Cannel-at Bay By WARD CANNEL Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK (NBA) th* human face being quite limited in its construction between the brow and the jaw, it is only natural that many people look like each other. Our next door neighbor, for example, looks like Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan, of course, looks like George Gipp. And about us it used to be said by some in our bachelor days that we looked like Steve Allen. NOw, people do not generally gee this sort of resemblance in themselves until it is pointed out. But once informed of it, they unhesitatingly accept the verdict. And, in fact, they take a considerable pride and interest in the similarity as though it bespoke a mystical bond. For our part, since learning f the resemblance, we have always been very pa r t i a 1 to Steve Allen, no matter how tedious the devotion. We have followed his career, tuned in to all Steve Allen had not bees seen in the public eye for «om« time. Under the circumstances, we saw no alternative but to face the issue squarely and find out where we stood. And so, making a list of a number of ladies we know, we conducted a telephone survey on the subject. To expedite matters, we reduced the question to ihe simplest terms possible, namely: Did they find us attractive? Well, you would think it a , fairly easy question to answer After all, public opinion solves much harder personality problems every day. People do not think twice before saying whether they find Lyndon Johnson more or 1 e s s appealing than, say, George Romney. You can ask complete strangers on the street, and they will tell you whether Elizabeth Taylor deserves an Oscar, or if Dwight Eisenhower is a wonderful person. his television shows and even Bu{ {OJ . some read bis interviews in the fan nnr „„„,„„,„„,„. magazines. And, doubtless, Ronald Reagan has (aken a similar interest in George Gipp. Why it works that way is very hard to understand. It may ^ M . .„, .— beyond our comprehension, you cannot know you personally to say 01 Otk«, New Rules The new rules adopted by the state Penitentiary Board recently merit restating here. They include: -No lands at either prison farm will hereinafter be leased to outsiders. -Convict labor will no longer be provided for outsiders. -There will be no censoring of conviet mail to or from the governor, the penitentiary board, the courts or the attorney general's . office. The need for those rules has been widely known. It has been no secret that conflicts were loaned out to influent!?! people for such ' jobs as deeFHcainp cooking, and that other in- fluential people could secure convict labor for such various tasks as breaking and training their farm equipment. And not a few news stories have been written about prisoners having to smuggle legal petitions past prison officials to avoid censorship. The penitentiary board said that such practices had been stopped under the administrations of Prison Superintendent 0. E. Bishop and Assistant Superintendent Thomas 0. Murton. But the board said it wanted to get the rules "down in black and white." Good for the Penitentiary Board.—Pine Bluff Commercial. BIOSSAT AND CROMLSY IN WASHINGTON US. Plays 'Big Brother' To All Against Aggressors By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) Some men talk as though the United States were caught in a Whatever our other mistakes may be the United States has been consistent the last 50 years in upholding this policy. We have followed this stop- the-aggressor rule whether the army and navy from success- ,,j.; „ , ( [and hj „ Hkelv we *su5»8£s*zn «•*• "^^> he sa ^twedTpU: trap in Vietnam. This is not so. aggressors were our friends or The war in Vietnam uas a | our enemies, whether they were purpose and a meaning If we are to live in a world of reason and law — a peaceful world — the first law that must exist is that no nation can be allowed to use aggression to take over its neighbor. Communist or non-Communist, whether we thought they were attempting to attain their rights or were out for conquest. Twice we helped prevent a totalitarian German government from taking over Western Without such a rule, no mat- Europe. In one of those wars ter how many World Courts oriwe helped Communist Russia Leagues of Nations or United Nations are established, there lean be no peaceful world. If you are a decent citizen land see one man sneak up and from being overrun by Nazi Germany. Some people thought this was wrong. We later presented the Soviet Union from occupying northern JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH '" tt 4.A78 *QJ6S WBST (D) BAST 4K4 ' AAQ10965 VQJ9853 VAK7 » 8 * K 8 *AK32 *107 SOUTH *J3 ' 1M • QJ108432 #88«- ;•'• Slit-West vulnerable West North Kut South IV Pass 24 4* 4V 5* 6V Pass F»ce 7* Dbl« fu$ Piss Fscs Opening 3*a*— •¥ Q diamonds then Eqst and West s"ui«ily'h'id a ?lam." Jim's four diamond bid did not stop the Fre'nch from bid- : on led his last club and East ding to the laydown six hearts »-•—'••» ™twm. Wno"" but it did give'Bobby Nail a ch?nce to go into action. Bobby defended at seven diamonds and the best the French could do was to double him, and collect 1,300 points by perfect defense. • Victor Mollo diwuss«s sacrifice bidding" in''"Success at • Bridge." He starts by giving a • horrible example of a man taking a 1,300-p'olnt set only to find out later that his adversaries would not have made their Then he if kind enough to give a hand played by'Jim Jacoby and Bob Nail against France In the 1963 WorW'i Championships. Theron of France, sitting Weit, opened one heart and af- ter'Nail passed Desrousseaux, East, jumped to two spades, South was Jim Jacoby with one of those 'unbalanced hands that se?m to run in the family. At the worst Jim could go down five trjcks for a 900-point loss at four diamonds but he wanted ;j'o make It hard for his opponents to bid their good hands to best advantage. In addition, if he were to go down five at four start to kill another, you try to!Iran, stop the killer. i With the United Nations (but You do not ask if the man de- .with mainly South Korean and fending himself is a good man or a b?d man. You do not ask if the man doing the aggres- ^JS^^At-SS-ff. Theron cashed his ace and king and gave'his partner a' ruff. East proceeded to play ace. and another spade, 'whereupon Ther. stop the aggression even if the aggressor gets killed in tJie jrocess. trumped with'his king.' Back to Mollo: "Nail's sacrifice was perfect judgment. He was looking at one trick—the ace of diamonds. He knew that Jim could contribute nothing to the defense and you need two tricks to beat a slam." But some people get so con : |ritpry ruled by our enemy Nas- fused 'they call the man de-!ser even though Nasser had pro : fending himself the aggressor |'voked them sorely in the way he When he hits back at the ag- grabbed and operated the strate- gtessor to defend himself. Igic Suez Canal. ut not cured"G^t ma7be" affects the great toe in about.60 caused by an overproduction of IP* cent of ita victims. The rest caused oy a ^ v int(?tfel . ence get pain in other joints including 'Jmt think! It I had married fat N«jfnf-/'D be ,. U.S. troops) we prevented the North Koreans, with their Russian advisers and Red Chinese volunteers, from taking over South Korea. We stopped our friends, the We prevented the Japanese being merely the average of public opinion. But whatever the reason, as we always say, show us a person and we'll show you somebody else. We have gone into this matter in some detail by way of explaining a rather severe shock we received the other evening. It was on the way home from a cocktail party, and the wife was discussing one of fee other guests: whether they find you attractive. Instead, our survey turned up the following answers: "Why do you want to know?" ,.40 percent "Is something wrong?" ... 25 percent "Is your wife at home?" .„ 50 percent "Can I speak with her?" ... 90 percent Whether they told the wife if they found us attractive we cannot say as things have been rather silent around the hous« since that survey was taken. It has occurred to us, however, that we may have gone about the whole thing in the Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines in World War II. We stepped hi to prevent an invasion of Lebanon and a,takeover of the Dominican Republic by men recruited aboard. Now we are stopping Ho Chi Minh and North Vietnam from taking over South Vietnam by force with men led by the north, directed from the north, trained in the north and recruited all over Southeast Asia — that is from North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam. Perhaps South Vietnam will want to unite with North Vietnam. But that must be a decision by the people — not by armies. Why must we be the policemen? The answer is simple: Because wa are strong and the strong have an obligation to the weak. Because we are willing. It is not in us to stand by when something must be done. It would b? better if 30 na- looks like Steve Allen." We were stunned, of course. It had always been our understanding that the wife thought Steve Allen very attractive. "Oh, I used to," she said. "But I've changed my mind." Well, we simply could not be- ieve it. It is unreasonable to hink that your allure — whatever name it goes by — can slip away like that. On the other hand, we had to admit that it could be true. After W6 filUUUtJU UU1 JUCTMWO, wiij IL wuuii4 "V i*»f *v* •- — —; British, Israeli and Frenditions were in South Vietnam, from occupying Egyptian tar- defending that country with their 'arms." They have' b < e n asked 'to 'come. They offer en T couragement. But they're not there. We can't stand idly by i and look the other way. tha tm Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Q-How serious is gout? What | don't have any pain or swelling causes it and can it'be cured? in myJoes^M^ doctor saysj A—Gout, like diabetes, is an error of metabolism and, like diabetes, it can be controlled have gout. Doesn't gout affect't)ie toes? A—Gout in its early stages acid Or an IHLCrnricnuc ; o— f- - « ; its elimination through the the fingers knee, and kidneys. If the disease is not Q-I get charged up and . controlled serious damage to the kidneys may result. Other blood pressure, hardening of disease. All persons with gout should be given colchicine' in some form. It is Often combined with probenecid. Other new drugs given with colchicine are indom- ethacin" and allopurinol. When taking these drugs the diet does not have to be quite so restricted as in former times when these drugs were not available. Q-I am taking Colbenamid to prevent the formation of kidney stones. Is It harmful to take this drug for a prolonged period? A—This combination of colchi- cine and probenecid helps to prevent the formation of kidney stones only in persons with gout. Such personi not only can but should take the drug Indefinitely. Q-I have occasional pains in my knees and fingers but I throw temper tantrums about a week before each 'menstrual period. Would a tranquilizer A—Your condition is known as premenstrual tension. It may be manifested by irritability anxiety, headache or depression. Because there is usually an associated gain in weight of a pound or two which is all water, some observers believe that the retention of water in the tissues is the cause of the trouble. This has led to the use of a combination of a diuretic and a tranquilizer (Free) which is helpful. It can be obtained only on a doctor's prescription and must be used with caution by women who are taking digitalis or who have heart, kidney or liver disease. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi Saturday, April 22, 1967 Page Four Henry W, H. Butler, who will conduct a wildlife study of a small Australian island under a club grant, said men rate first, children next, the hunting dogs third and women fourth. Perhaps the women's lot isn't as bad as it seems. The men do much of the cooking. Rug weavers of 200 woolen knits Iran into square inch of carpet. crarn each should have bowed to public opinion, and confined our survey to Steve Allen's appeal. COURIER NEWS THE courtier, urns co. H n. RAINES, TOBLISHEB HARBT ». HAINBS Assistant .'nblisher-Editoi- PAUJ, D. HUMAN Advertising Manage! Sole National Advertising Representative ,,.,llaci Wltmer Co. New T«r», Chlcaco. Detroit Atlanta. MempUl Stftond-class postafe paid at BIjtherille, Ark. Member of the Associated fnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blyxhr* nUe or my suburban town when carrier service is maintained 35e tHU week S1.50 PM month. B; mall within a tadlw of K ,,JIet. ss.oo per rear $500 for »h months. S3.U0 for three months, by mail, outside 5C mile radius *n.m n?r year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted in townp and cities where The Courier News carrier service U maintained Mail snbserlptloni an lyahle In advance. NOTE: The count* imn aisnmn no responsibility for photflnaP" 1 manuscripts, engraving! or mat! l*ft with It for nnsxlble vnbtication. Foodstuff Anawer to PrwTcut Puirfa IS Years Ago — In Blythevillei A resolution asking for impeachment of President Harry Truman for seizing the steel mills was introduced in the House today by Rep. Hale (R.-Me.) Mrs. C. G. Redman today took office as. president of the Arkansas Conference of Tuberculosis Secretaries and Workers at a meeting of tSie group in Little Rock. She will serve two years. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company late yesterday filed with the Arkansas Public Service Commission a request for . rat« increase that will raise monthly phone bills for local service by an average of about four per cent. The new rates go into effect May 21, Kelso Brooks manager of th$ local office said today. William H. Wyatt today announced that he will be a candidate for state senator in this summer's Democratic primary. DOGS OUTRANK WOMEN NEW YORK (AP)-Aborigines of Western Australia rate their women after their hunting dogs in the social order of things, * scientist inducted into one of their Irlbei told a youth seminar it The Explorer! Club. 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