The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1967 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 28, 1967
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With All Deliberate Speed Th* time is with, it seems, wh«n the city may proceed with all the deliberate speed of an Alabama school board in developing downtown parking. This is not to say that the city should Stand absolutely still in this regard, but a re-evaluation clearly is in order in the light of recent commercial developments. In recent weeks, two of downtown's large generators of shopper traffic moved to a new shopping center. These moves alone softened the urgency for downtown parking. Soon, one of the largest automobile dealers will quit his downtown base of operations. Unfortunately, the supermarket move left behind a large (and as of n6w, free) parking lot. No matter how good the city's new parking facilities might be, they scarcely can be expected to compete with free parking. Currently, the city holds title to tha Sullivan Chevrolet prdperty, which soon will be vacant. This property in- eludes the car lot which aits oh the north side of Walnut, as well as the shop, showroom and offices on th« south side of this street. It is questionable, it seem*, a4 t« the need of razing the Sullivan building immediately. A more prudent cburse of action would be to develop the car lot (which can be done at a very small expense) and wait and see what happens. If this lot begins to fill 6n a regular basis, then the time would be ririe to move into wrecking Operations on the Sullivan building. It seems a good time to make haste slowly. . .at the same time spending tax dollars slowly. Mr. Businessman: <16 ybu hive troubles? Well, I can't do anything about them, but it may make you feel better to relate the story of a fellbw newspaperman. Last week, he lost one man t6 retirement, another died, another was working on his boat dock, getting it ready for the summer, you know, when, spoing! his back went out on him. . .and then another went to the roller rink with his children, fell, and spoing! another bad back. Both are in traction. The retiree had a very brief retirement. This visitor, who represented a chain of newspapers in the middle-west, presented an interesting problem. He was in Arkansas on a personnel recruiting trip and planned to motor from here to the University of Arkansas. He didn't mention Arkansas State University, which not only has a journalism department, but also a graphic arts department. The question: tell him about ASU or not? After all, there should be plenty of jobs in Arkansas and we want to keep these young people in the state, right? But on the other hand, the graduates may get a better job if they have a wider selection of job opportunities. I weighed this one for about five seconds and then told him to see Journalism Department Chief Tex Plunket at ASU. If (he newspapers in Arkansas can't compete with the cornbelt, too bad. Anyway, some kid may make an extra $100 a month because of it. . .and he may be the type who really • needs that extra money. Traitors are great at rationalization, aren't they? * * * Another visitor to the Office this week works for a New York-based firm. Recently, he approached his immediate superior for a raise. He was told: "In the New York office, you are a number which goes through a machine. To remove you from the payroll, all they have to do is take a soft lead pencil and carefully mark through the number. That's how simple it is." You'd be surprised, he said, how quickly he turned the conversation to another subject. * * * Mayor Tom A. Little called Houston the other day to talk with some Trans-Texas Airways brass about their proposed service to Blytheville. Later in the day, a newsman called Little to see what he had found out. "Nothing," the mayor said, "but this is some sort of Mexican holiday. The offices in Houston are closed. Do you know what sort of holiday it is?" We didn't know. * * * And during the Sunday evening power shortage Rev. Alvis Carpenter was conducting services at First Baptist Church. To relieve the tedium of sitting in the dark, he suggested a few hymns, "What would you like to sing," he asked. From the darkened front row a voice said: "Send the Light." -H.A.H. cJLettert Jo Dvi •or to tbe editor ajre welcomed. They are subject to editing, however, and must be signed. Signature will Dot be printed at the request of the writer. No letters WUJ be returned.) Dear Sir: After reading the letters about the parking meters, here is my view about the lights at. Main and Lake. I am employed at a store on the corner of Main and Lake and it is terrible the time you have to wait trying to get on Main and off Main also if you are planning on a left turn. Why don't they think we need the lights at mis particular place? There are school children crossing here at JACOBY ON BRIDGE ruffed his last two clubs. At this point Ira made his second good play of the hand. He dropped his tan of clubs under South's king! South went back to dummy with the ace of hearts and led dummy's last club. Mike is a careful player. He thought awhile and decided that Ira's play of the ten had been made NOBXH CD) 44087 VA9732 4QJOS *7S WEST EAST 28 ¥KJ VQI0865 • AKJS3 47642 _ SOUTH 4ASQJ085 45 4S-U3 North East Soott Pa?s 9*t» 44 Biss Pass Pass Opening -le*(J— * K Tliere are many good dummy players around and even more good bidders. It is defense that tends to separate the men from the boys, particularly in match point duplicate. Good defense us ually is based on quiet partner, ship co-operation. In today's hand Ira Rubin and Mike Engel of New Jersey managed to hold South to liis contract while most other South players managed to make an overtrick. An overtrick in rubber bridge is only 30 points. This overtrick saved in a match point duplicate and gave the defendes a top score. Ira opened the king of diamonds, Mike played the deuce and it was up to Ira. He shifted t» the deuce of trumps. South won in dummy with the seven and led a club. Mike played his nine. If he had gone up with the ace there would hav« been no way for Ira to fet in the lead .again and South could have this one place sometimes two and three times a day., I have gone outside the store several times and helped them across the street and also elderly people. I guess when you are driving a car you think you should never stop or even slow down to let some pedestrian across the street. The trouble is we're in too big a hurry. This is a busy part of town so just why don't we need the lights here? After all they are already there. Why not use them? They are needed. (Name withheld by request) to announce possession of the queen. Mike played the jack ol clubs! Ira overtook with the queen and led a second round ol trumps. Declarer won, ruffec his third club in dummy, ruffec a heart back to his hand and ran off all his trumps. On the last trump Ira had to decide whether to hold the eight of clubs or ace of diamonds, but that was no real problem. Mike had discarded all his diamonds as quickly as possible. liWiwaKitiJKkt'.'iltiSfesMfeSssgK Show Beat by Dick Kleiner n*b«r-N«rtl LfttM Rock Tbaca e mi *, mx IK. d "K*memb»r (A* jdorf e/rf rfiyi wtat tM w* rf« wai juit llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll^ Today's Investor By Thomas E. O'Hara Chairman, Board of Trustees National Association of Investment Clubs ..Q. My stocks, both common and mutual fund, are in my name alone. What are the problems involved in putting some in my wife's name so she can also get the ?100 dividend exclusion on income tax? .A. No problem at all from the administrative point of view Your broker can make the common stock transfer for you at a fee smaller than a commission charge for a straight sale. It probably will be $2 to $3. If you bought the mutual fund through your broker he probably will be happy to handle that transfer also. Otherwise you can write to the fund's home offices and =sfc for the switch to be made there. However, there may be serious legal consequences in effecting your intentions on you :hould seek counsel from your attorney before proceeding. For example, he may advise that you transfer a portion of your stock in joint ownership with your wife, thus getting the benefit of both the maximum dividend exclusion and the avoidance of probate as to those stocks. You should also bear in mind that a transfer to your wife, or to joint ownership with your wife, may have gift tax consequences depending upon the size of the transfer. Further, your attorney can advise you of the maximum benefit which can be obtained under the annual gift tax exclusion ($3,000.00 per individual and lifetime exemption ($30,000.00) and assist you in working opt a plan for the transfer. ..Q. I have bought shares in one corporation at various times over a period of years. If I sell some of these shares, which should I consider as being sold the ones Thought first, or the ones I bought most recently? . .A. This is something that you must decide oh the basis of whether you want to make the tax large or keep it small. Believe it or not, there might be circumstances where you might want to sell the shares on which you would otherwise have to pay the higher tax because you are able to offset it by a loss resulting from the sale of other stocks during the same period. In the long run, this could save you money. * * * You must, however, specify to the broker, when you sell, which stocks you are selling. If you don't specify, the Internal Revenue Service will automatically tax you on the basis that you have sold the stocks bought first - which probably will make your tas higher. This is assuming you bought during a rising market, and have held all the shares In question for more than six months, so that all would fall in the long - term • capital- gains tax category. . .Q. Which type of mutual fund has the best performance, the "load" or "no-load"? ..A. Whether a mutual fund is "load" or "no load" has nothing to do with performance. A "load" firm charges a salesman's commission for selling the stock to you. A "no load" mutual fund has no salesman, therefore does riot charge the commission. Both make charges for managing your money. But whether the fund is "load" or "no load" has nothing to do with the management of the money and that's whert performance li controlled. Therefore, you can find mutual funds that perform well in both categories. The only way to decide whether a fund is doing well is to study its record for the last ten years or so. You then assume that roughly the same kind of performance will be continued. Have you a question about investing? Mr. O'Hara, editor of the monthly magazine, Better Investing, and one of the nation's recognized authorities, will answer as many as possible in his column er by personal mail, but must limit questions to those of more general interest. Write to T. E. O'Hara, National Association of Invest ment Clubs. Dept. S, Box 1056, Detroit, Michigan 48231. Sunday School Lesson* Six or seven girls were seated at a wooden table, each of them working at a delicate design. With tweezers, they would pick ;he tiniest bits of colored glass from various boxes and arrange them in patterns of their own contriving. This was happening in a little glass factory in Strathearn, Scotland, and th> girls were •ashioning paperweights We had ieen driving down the lovely road and had seen the gracious sign, "Come in and visit us." So we stopped and watched the making of the glass. Now I iave a paperweight on my desk beautiful with its rosettes of link, orange and blue which lurst as though it were a frag- nent from a Fourth of July roc- cet or, perhaps, a pressed lower. The memory of these girls at work suggests what so many of us have tried to do with righ- eousness. We've taken what we nterpret as goodness or, for hat matter, godliness, and lieced together the minute fragments of the years. Deliberately ve fashion the minto patterns md then "freeze" them under lisas. They're beautiful <n a nos- By RALPB W. M>EW, 0.0. talgic way. Yet this makes rs- ligion a museum piece and goodness only a contrived and rigid pattern. Tht fascinating thing about so much important action is that it broke into life at a flower unfolding instead of a preconceived pattern. Teilhard de Chardin insists that we must understand the instinct toward research and new life or "we find the wholt structure of politico-economic*social relations reduced to an arbitrary system of conventional and temporary expedients. Everything in the human world becomes artificial in the worst sense of the word; everything is divested of importance, urgency and interest; Christianity itself becomes no more than i sot of alien proliferation, with out analogy or rots In th« Phenomenon of Man." Life is order* ly growth, therefore not meant to be pressed into an artificial pattern. When a human being eoints to this sens* of selfhood or per- sbnhood, the pattern of behavior and conduct may be new and startling. "If I could have guessed what I was getting into," jajd Lulhtr "I don't think a thousand horses could have dragged me into it." But he had been captured by an idea and now he became a determinative force in history. "There are a diversity of gifts," writes ; St. Paul, "but One Spirit" and in that discovery of cohesion finds a pattern that breathes. There's no way to tell how the pattern will turn eut but it is life at its best when it springs from such commitment and gratitude. It's disturbing. But then, man was not meant to b* a paperweight. 15 Years Ago —In Blythtrttl* Mrs. Frank Grigsby, Mr*. A. E. Miller, Mrs. C. M. Smart, Mrs. I. R. Coleman, Mrs. Fred Fleeman, Mrs W. C. Higginson, Mrs. W. L. Homer, Mrs. Walter Day and Mrs. Lloyd Stiekmon will serve as hostess to the at the Country Club tomorrow. Marcus Evrard was In Memphis yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Joe Evrard and infant daughter, Dianne. Twenty-five guests were invited to the Woman's Club yesterday to celebrate the fifth birthday of Oleman SUveni HI, «m «f Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stavem. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Soitte Oscar sidelights Hugh O'Brian, like many actors was annoyed that only one Of the four acting winners was present ... Hugh says i.«_s going to propose that the SAG put a clause in the next LU..tract giving every nominee two d*ys off from work to attend Shelley Winters saw that film clip of the nominated "Alfie," in which she appeared with Michael Caine, and said, "Gee, when I saw that, I decided that I should have been nominated" .. Julie Christie's dress, what there was of it, divided the celebrities ... Most thought it was disgraceful, but Chris Noel said, "She has nerve and I dig it" - but Chris was very demure in her Own choice of gown .. .Edith Head was "aghast"... The Academy's costume consultant hid been worried about miniskirts popping up this year, but she thought she had the situation under control ... The day before, she c a i 1 e d Julie Christie and the English actress said, "I'm going to wear a black • and - white chiffon, a lovely, feminine frOck" .... Miss Head (and I'm with her) doesn't think those extreme miniskirts qualify as "lovely, feminine frocks" ... Edith says, "I still think I blacked out and it didn't happen " I dropped over to see John Gary, testing his inventions — the Aqua-Peller and the Diving Buddy — in his pool. They work pulling him around the pool with gay abandon. Between plunges, John talked about his other career — show business. He's going in heavily for concerts, with 56 already booked in 1968. What he really wants is a movie career, however. "But I don't want to take any little musics!," he said. "I'll even play a psychopathic killer to establish myself as an actor. Meanwhile, I'll do the concerts, TV guest shots and the cream of the clubs." Most girls sue when they see layouts of themselves in Playboy ... But not Sylva Kos- cina — she skimmed through those revealing pictures and allowed as how she was delighted ... Tony Bill may do a Broadway musical based on "East of Eden" ... Over one weekend, James Darren bought himself a new Ghia and, while he was at it, an Excalibur for his wife Evy ... Saturday morning is now big television business — a few years ago, the networks paid $2,700 for a show in that period, now shell out $50,000. 'Television is now the road of no return," says Brad Dillman. He says the series have dis- cevered that they don't need name guest stars for success, that the regular make or break a show. So they aren't paying much to guest stars, and the big names won't do them. As for doing his own series, Brad says he will do one "only if it's tailored to appeal to women." He has concluded that it's the female audience that separates the hits from the flops. At the moment, Brad is making "Jigsaw," a two-hour film for television, at Universal. In it, he plays a man who thinks he may have killed someone while on an LSD trip. Before he started work, he researched the effects of LSD on people at UCLA, so he would know how to portray a person under the influence of the drug. '"There's no uniformity," he says, "rid certain way to show someone has taken LSD. No two trips produce the same effect, even on the same people." RicardO Montalban talked about prayer. When he was in "Jamaica" in New York, a long run hit, he missed his family so much he went to church and prayed that the show would close. Accompanying him was his dresser, who WBT so happy to be with a hit that he prayed the show would run forever. "I realized," Montalban says, "that God could not answer both .of us. Never again have I prayed for any special thing." Uncle Sam The image of Uncle Sam as tall, lean man with chin whiskers, striped pantaloons, swallow-tailed coat and plug hat became established in the 1860s as a popular personification of the U.S. government. 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