The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 27, 1967
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\ The New Battleground '. The new battleground on the state political landscape is going to he right within the Democratic party .The polarization which was evident in last summer's primaries has not been re:."' solved within the party. H may not be for some years yet . . . and by that time many Arkansas Democrats will have found their way into the Republican Party. In Arkansas, the most conservative and the most liberal political activists are nominal Democrats. The liberals are party men, who are suspicioned of .... having bolted it in order to vote for --Winthrop Rockefeller, an unabashed moderate. The conservatives are party men on the stale level and opnely sup- poited Barry Goldwater in the last presidential election. With the defeat of Guberatorial Candidate James Johnson, one would have assumed that the party would have found some unity. Although it is still trying, at this moment the party shapes up as one made up of Johnson, Oval Faubus. Democrats for Arkansas and perhaps some middle-road forces, who probably would go along with just about any party leadership other than that which might be offered by the Johnson camp. This week the state Cemocratic Committee rejected a former Faubus associate for the position of full-time party secretary. Into this easily could be read a lessening of the Faubus grip on the party. Mr. Johnson's grip (however strong or weak it may have been) has licen something less than firm since his defeat by Governor Rockefeller. Whatever the position of the Faubus and Johnson elements now, however, they will have much to say about who will tret that executive secretary's position and which delegates will aU lend the 1968 national convention. Anenl the latter, they may get some argument. Some Arkansas Democrats are pressing for a larger voice in the party. Some national Democrats have indicated they intend to watch closely developments in stales where there is a hint that the party is not. openly . inviting all elements (e. g., Negroes) lo participate in party affairs. Jleamvhile, Governor Rockefeller is pre-empting the political middle of the road and reaping Ihe benefits. (Letters to tbf editor are ureleomea. They *'• subject to rditine. howrver. and must br sienen. Signature will not be printed at the request o[ the writer. No letters will bs returned.) Dear Sir: Just a note of thanks for your support of the Very Little Theatre. It means a lot to the cast and others who have labored so unselfishly in bringing such good legitimate vehicles as these first two selections. The December presentation, "You Can't Take It With You." was well accepted, and many people expressed a desire to see more shows like this. We try to select good, clean family type dialogues that allow the audience an opportunity to get away from their day-to-day problems ... and laugh at, some fictional person and the way he copes with his. What I would like to convey to the members of the Blytheville community is that these people, wiio have devoted all of their free lime for two months, bare worked hard. !t lakes a lot of lime and study to do a play in a manner that the author would appreciate. It takes a certain amount of fortitude to overcome the diversities that are bound to occur, and a magnanimous attitude to take a minor part or just work "back slage." It all speaks of genuine cooperation with no thought of remuneration other than the applause of the audience. Every one of the people that are now active in the VLT are just civic minded people trying to do something 'about the puhlic image of our city. If Blytheville can boast of a little theatre group that attracts capacity audiences it will mean much to attract good industries, belter payrolls, and above all a sound economy thai will provide some comfort in our street, complex . . . we hope. Someone said "If you want to get a job done, give it to a busy person . . . the other kind has no time for it." Thanks again for your interest and help. Jusl One of the Group (Name Withheld by Request) Dear Sir: Courier Staff Writer Jay Drott. opened Pandora's box last week in his feature arti- JACOBY ON BRIDGE XORTH AQin If K97 4 K964: WEST EAST *652 A98743 V Q53 4Q73 + KQ105 SOUTH (D) A AK.T » AJ1064 * A82 i was ruffed. j He started by running three jrounds of spades and discard- j dummy's king of diamonds and I Then he cashed his ace and i led dummy's fourth cluh. j When Easl had to discard on * J105 4 A76 North-South vulnerable West North Eist Sonth 1 V Pass 2 V Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—*K cle "Escape from the Dreary Path," bringing down the wrath and indignation from many teachers. In all probability the feature story should have been made into two separate stories— one possibly called "A Mother Helps with Homework," and another tagged "A Newspaperman's Unhappy Childhood Experiences." Mrs. Perry's indictment of public school teachers is nothing new In the past, there have been many untrained people who think they can do a better job than professionally (rained teachers, and I'm sure there will continue lo be such persons in the future. That's Ihe American way. I will agree with Mrs. Perry lhat most anyone (with a high school education) can sit down with four or five primary children for thirty minule in' tervals and help them learn words. Her statement that "the printed word is everything" might be altered if she were placed in (he position of one of these dedicated, overworked, and under-paid teachers, leaching 30 or 40 youngsters, every day. all day long. One could sum up Mrs. Perry's endeavor as a good job of babysitting with word games. As for Mr. Droll's testimony of his early childhood education— I aught by "barren and hate-wracked old women," we can only say thai he survived lo become a literate journalist. who has a talent for expressing himself fluently and coherently. Take heart. Mr. Droll, and don't consider yourself standing in Ihe corner donned with a riuncecap. Al, least you have found out one thing dial should be pleasing to. the fourth estate— people do read Ihe newspapers! A Blytheville Pedagogue (Name Withheld by Request) Bunny girls are all right in their place, but not here. We play serious games of domi- ] noes, cribs and darts. - Consensus from one male customer. Buck Jones, that led the Turf Hotel in Howland. England, to forsake plans to hire bunny girls as waitresses. lhat fourlh club, Soulh's worries were over. He led his low diamond and showed his hand. H made no difference to him which opponent won the diamond, trick. or what card was led back. He was down to the •.••••••••*•» Sbow Beat by Dick Kleiner "AINTCHA WHISTLE?" BIOSSAT AND CRQMLEY IN WASHINGTON Martin Luther King Jr. Has Costly Viet Stand By BRUCE BIOS^AT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Aside from his moral appeals to end U.S. participation in the 1 Vietnam war. Dr. Martin Luth! er King Jr. is using an econom- j ic argument to make his point. Jit deserves to he examined. The argument is that U.S. outlays for the war represent a major interference with the domestic wars against poverty and racial discrimination. The presumption is that if undertakings have ever be en; now!", would just refuse to launched. i shoulder such burdens. Last September, the vener- The evidence, thin as it is, is HOLLYWOOD (NEA) Dick Van Dyke as John F. Kennedy? This intriguing bit of poten- lial casting came up on tile set of "Never a Dull Moment," one of two pictures now shooting at the Walt Disney Studio. In it, Van Dyke is playing an actor mistaken by a gang of hoods as a top gangland executioner. He was talking about bis future plans. After this one, he goes to England for Ian Fleming's children's fantasy, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." And then — ttien maybe the screen version of Pierre .Salinger's book, "With Kennedy." "It's a role you can't win with," he says. "People who didn't like JFK won't like it, and people who did like him will think the picture and the actor playing the part haven't done him justice." Knowing that, why does he want the part? "I don't know," he says, laughing, "but I do." If it isn't "With Kennedy," Dick's picture - after - next will still be a serious film, probably "The John Henry Faulk Story.'' Dick says they've had problems making a movie script out of that, because it is true and factual and involves living people. "It's being fictionalized," he says, "And it will probably be called 'John Henry and the Do- Right People.'" , The "Never a Dull Moment" set was relaxed and cheerful, to t!ie point of lethargy — but it's four or five days a h e ad of schedule. The director is Jerry Paris, his first feature a f t er hundreds of television shows, including four years with Dick Van Dyke. They were doing some practical joking — sombody hooked able Negro leader, A. Philip Randolph, unveiled his long- on their side. Obviously, some Great Socie- Dick's and trench coat on a rope iled it up to the top of awaited "freedom budget," call- ] ty programs have suffered fund | ing for huge social reconstruc- these, expenditures could be hall- j lion or tion in American society — at enormous cost. To strike down poverty and make America's cities livable and workable for the. poor as well as others, Randolph proposed lo clean up and rebuild Ihe cities, modernize transportation systems, lay out $27 bil- mbre for new educational cuts because of Vietnam war j pressures. But the kind of mon- ' the soundstage while he wasn't And Paris is far from fussy type about scenes. . . ey cut from these is not of lhe' :The y we , re Booting a bit with .„„!„ Po^inh =,,,,! Kino havp'D'ck and Tony Bill driving out scale Randolph and King have . in mind :of a warehouse and supposedly If the Negro leaders in Philadelphia have it right, then King today may be trapped on Ihe most infertile ground he has ever tried to work. He may | Mrs. Matt Monoghan and Mrs. 75 Years Ago — in Blytheville soon be a man virtually without ace - jack - ten of trumps while dummy held the king-nine-sevcn and his opponent had to take the finesse for him. ed through the advent of peace, then a massive money assault could be made upon the problems of the poor — which includes a high proportion of U.S. Negroes. King's premise is very shaky. Evidence from history is skimpy, but what there is ought not to hearten him. Lawmakers who grow accustomed to spending huge sums in wartime show no disposition to turn similar | amounts to constructive domes- 1 tic purpose when war ends. ' They simply scale back. In World War II, federal spending readied a peak ol $98.3 billion in fiscal 19-15. Two years later, with defense out lays cut to the lowest level in , the whole 1942-67 period, t h e | budget of $33 billion offered no greal sums for stirring attacks on accumulated social and eco- acilitics in six years and an effective constituency, roughly $50 billion for housing * * * n 10 years. He put no over-all money lag m his freedom budget, but his F. E. Black left ibis mornin u for St. Louis where they will spend several days. Though estimates vary, it is Mrs. L. H. Hays was hostess agreed only a modest scattering of Negroes turned out for the specific proposals indicated it I big antiwar shows in New York .vould far outstrip the 5100 bil- .ion he first mentioned in late 1965 * * + In December, this reporter sat with a sizable group of responsible Negro leaders in Philadelphia, discussing the Negro outlook. Not one of these thought there was even the faintest prospect that the U.S. government or anybody else would spend the kind of sums Randolph was calling for. and San Francisco April 15. As the widly billed star of the New York show (though he spoke and quickly departed), King got himself bracketed — at least in the camera's gaze — with the lunatic left, black nationalists and black power extremists and assorted other irresponsible. In a divided Negro movement that badly needs the coalition of ils responsible elements, King has moved toward unpro- al her home Saturday night to Hie bridal parly of Miss Freddie Garner and Gene Pierce for a rehersal dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker have as their guest their son, FTP 3C Earl Walker, Mrs. Walker and son, Randy of Boston, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burks and children returned yesterday from a vacation in San Antonio. nomic problems. The fact is. no such dramatic And yet not one of them gave I ductive isolation. His turn to the U.S. expenditures in'Vietnam as \ pace front, has gained him no the reason. The war was never mentioned in this context. These people appeared lo believe sim- j April 4 Vietnam speech cost ply that most Americans, un- j him heavily among admirers i moved by cries of "freedom I and supporters of long standing. Negro following. And the tapestry of distortion he wove in IV a title, "The One ; Genuine, Original , speeding off down the street, j But (lie set was so small the •, car had to stop right outside the garage door. "How was that?" Paris asked after, one take. 'I could still see the car," said the camera operator. "Well, we can't have everything. Print it," said Paris..;. On another Disney stage, Janet Blair was singing a song called "I Couldn't Have Dreamed It Better If I Tried" for a new musical which carries.the ; mouthful of and Only, Family Band." It was good to have Janet ; back — this is her first film since "Boys' Night Out." .She ' says she's found it hard to- get — good parts in good movies be- :j cause she's going through: an (. awkward age. J "I'm too old to be. an ingenue g and not old enough for character '$ women parts," she says. "Jin i not the femme falale or other (' woman type, either. When this ' part came up — I play" the :. mother of eight children .v' I f said I know I'm not 30 any ••• more, but the mother of efght? '-. They said she was a swinging r mother, so I said O.K." -• '-. During her nonmovie years, Janet has been busy enough, ; with her family and regional • musical theater whenever she : wants it. She's done almost all (•_ the big musicals and this sum-' mer she -thinks she may bring f back "Redhead" for a ' few \ weeks. ; Last summer, her five-year- ? old son, Andrew, was with her ' while she did "Peter Pan/' In fact, he was all set to play,one of the lost boys until be watched, a rehearsal, and saw how' the pirates boyhandled the youngsters. "I don't think I'll-be an actor," said Andrew. "I think I'll i be an insistent director." • 1 i ITHC BLTTrrcTn.t.E COURIER SEWS - •' ' THR OOURIEh NrrtVS CO. I B. W HAINCS PUBUSHEB • HARRY a. HAINES 1 4ssiF.tant . iiblfshcr-Eftitur f. t'AUJ, D HUMAN • 1 AdvertlsiUK Manager ' ^nle Katlcnal Advertising : ^ Representative ; Wallaed Witmer Co. New y^iU. > Chicago. Detroit Atlanta MTiiphU . Sencnd-class postage paid at Rlytheville Ark. . f Member nt the Assuciat-jd 'Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES i By carrier In (bt- city (it ulyUie- ! mile or an.v suburban town wlicre ( carrier service Is maintained 35c per ' wee!: SI.50 Dor month. • B? mall within a radius of Su ; mllet. ner vear S5 00 for sil ' months. S3.IIO for three month: by '. mill, outside 5C mile raflins C 18.00 { mr year payable in advance. [' Mall subscriptions are not accept- , cr> fn town? anrf cities where Tho i Courier News carrier service , is j maintained Mail subscriptions arc j nayahle in advance. f. .VOTE: The Co'irn.-! mrm assumes i no responsibility for photograph* : manuscripts engravings or matl V left with it for possible ntiblicatjon. t' People ACROSS 1 Aclor, Beery 5 Son of Adam (Bib.) 9 Mother (coll.) .12 Preposition breaking on. shore 41 loco finite proper place) 42 Suffix 44 Scold 46 Chemist's the Doctor Says Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association destructive action of the acid. Q — What is the cause of By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. fibrositis and what is the treat- ment? . " Tlle Q - I have an ingrowing toe- 1 volved side is completely de- nail What is tfie best treatment 'stroyed. . - 1 am a housewife, i.flammatory disease of fibrous " f There is an old bridge bromide that a peek is worth l\vo finesses. You aren't supposed to peek but you can avoid some guesses about finessing. East signaled come-on with the seven of clubs at trick one. West continued with the five. East took his ace and led a third club which South ruffed. South had lost two tricks and barring some unexpected squeeze situation in diamonds and clubs, there was a sure diamond loser also. This left South with the problem of picking up the queen of trumps if he wanted to make this contract, a result Dial Soulh greatly desired. South was a pretty good guesser but he found a way to substitute a sure thing for the guess. Al least it would be sure unless one of his high cards ' © W7 b, NU, Inc "Actually, we wonf o '6S so we con get alt the new safely deN'cej-rflnd much mott hMittmtr than tut otionr , A — Since ingrowing loenails are caused by light shoes and socks, Ibe first step in treatment is to eliminate this factor. Improper cutting of I h e nails will aggravate your problem. The nails must be c u t Q — I am have a painful bunion on my left foot. What is the best treatment? A - If yours is an uncomplicated bunion, an injection of hydrocortisone into the. j o i n t - .should relieve the pain. Since straight across. You should also| tighl ^^ wi u, high heels are placce a smai- Iwisp of cotton j a cause of bunions In women, {tissues surrounding joints may !be a direct injury, over-expos- ]ure to cold .drafts or an infection. Aspirin or hot applications often given relief. The disease usually wears itself out after a few weeks. Please send your questions under both corners of the nail.[ vou sou]d jns j st on being fitted and comments to Wayne G Ingrowing toenails are also made worse by moisture and an accumultion of dirt under the nails, Wash your feet and change your socks daily and, if they lend lo perspire excessively, dust powdered alum in your shoes every morning. If liiese simple measures do not give you relief you should cither wear open • toed sandals or have your surgeon remove Ihe section of the nail that is curled inward. This operation will give only temporary relief unless the nailbod under the skin on your too on Ihe in- Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Thursday, April 27, 1967 Page Slit i you ' with shoes that fit you and have low heels. Once a bunion has formed the only way to get rid of it is fay surgical removal, but before having Biis done you should make sure thai your pain is caused by your bunion and not by arthritis. Q — In a recent column you recommended using an ointment for soft corns. What kind of ointment do you mean? A — The ointment most often prescribed is Whitfield's. It contains salicylic, acid, which is a common ingredient of remedies for bard corns. This acid causes peeling of the skin and also kills any fungus that may be present in the corn. Care must be taken lo protect the surrounding normal skin from the Brandstadt, M.D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer, letters of general interest in future col- The tangerine is oflcn considered an orange but is, properly speaking, a mandarin rather than an orange. A red ant lied on a string around a person's neck was a good cure for a cold, according to an old Texas snpperslition. Country vegetable stands in (he United Stales have increased in numbers by 25 per cent in the past ten years. 13 Medicinal plant gadgets 14 Palm lea[ -19 Habituate (vat.) 15 Management of 53 Woman's domestic affairs appellation (pi.) 54 Two-way 17 Neither journey 18 Citrus fruit '2 words) 19 Charnel house 56 Three times 21 Log float (comb, form) '23 Abstract being 57 Spanish pot 2-1 Craze 58 Anglo-Saxoa 27 Sudden rush of theow wind 53 Some 29 Passage in the 60 Lank brain 32 Ascended 34 Feminine appellation 36 Gsze upon 37 Hermetically sealed vessel 12 words) 38 Large number 39 Sea swell 61 Garden tool DOWN 11 Miss Martin 16 Wild ass 20 Coalition 22 Pecuniary resources 24 Tract ol rural 1 Christmas song land 2 One time 25Ranse 3 Particle 26 Exalted 4 Reputation personage 5 Diminutive of 28 Having four Samuel parts (comb. 6 American poet form) and family 30 Brother o£ 7 Pedal digits Jacob (Rito 8 German state 31 City in Nevda 9 Monks 33 Dirtum (coll.) 10 Genus of swans 35 Raised 40 Feminine name 43 Mr. Flynn 45 Penetrate 46 New Zealand timber tree 47 Barbara f actress 48 Entice (dial.) ' 50 Constellation. 51 Enclosure for skating 52 Fencing sword 55 Nickname for i Miss Fabray . i<

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