The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1967 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 5, 1967
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Those Years of Service That old economic drcum»t»nce which makes, the businessman *l«fuj. but bedevils city planners and city officials has arisen to haunt Blytheville again. Authorities in the _State Health Department this week said the city's sewer treatment plant is clearly overloaded. As a result, the city apparently is dumping all manner of filth into a nearby drainage canal. People who live miles from ' Blytheville say the stench gets increasingly worse with the passage of time. It is not a happy task, this business of reporting bad news, but it is necessary at times. It certainly must be a discouraging business to the city's three (unsalaried) sewer district commissioners, who,; by the way, are well aware-of the problem and are taking initial steps to do something about it. Most of Blytheville's citizens were not aware of the sewage and pollution problems. Presumably, they are now. However,' they may sot be aware of their good fortune in connection with the central sewer system. Thanks to the careful management of the commissioners, the system is in excellent fiscal health. Th« eoromisiic-n *•• handed * »*«• er system » number of years »go, which, for »0me reason (perhap* fc-r many reasons) was not what on* would expect a new system to b«. Over the years, the commission has patiently set ibout putting the system into order, rebuilding lines, installing new lift »ta- tions and doing what it could to maintain the system. In this it has been successful. It is unfortunate that the success has been self-defeating in a manner Of speaking. The more lines (working properly) and the more lift stations, the greater the load on the treatment plant and the more problems the commission has to handle. Of course, there are many reasons why the city must turn its attention to this situation and do whatever it can to stop befouling nearby canals. We've always viewed the pollution matter as one involving not only public health and safety, but also as one involving stewardship. It is, in thi* light, a moral issue. But while we look to the sewer commission for leadership In this crisis, it would be well not to forget their unselfish and constructive eforts which span many years of public service. Of Shot' There are people In this community that need to re-read this editorial at this particular time. Ready—set—go: Hardly a day passes that I don't hear some unkind remark about a town "big shot" or "one of the favored few" who seem to get special consideration when certain community problems arise. I want to tell you of a "big shot" I know —and, admire. He spends long hours, nearly every week, away from his family, giving of himself for Paragould and Greene County. He may be extremely tired, but still he keeps rolling on, giving up his evenings to attend meetings, often-devoting much of his business time to public interests. There are several .people, just like this, at work in Paragould and Greene County serving their fellow man. They learned long ago what they can do for their community and county'and are busy at the job. Thes« public-spirited citizens know that progress isrt't always easy — that it can be difficult and uncomfortable. Yet, they do what has to be done willingly, unselfishly and conscientiously — and, the community and county is all the better because of it. The brickbats that they often get, evident]y, are just part of the price they pay for progress. It is unfortunate that so many of our citizens are all for the taking and not for the doing. They want more industry, better jobs, better living standards—but they want and expect somebody else to do the work. The next tune you criticize some Individual or • some group, for not having accomplished-' more for Paragould and Greene County—ask yourself this question: "What have I done??"—Paragould Daily Press. | Hollywood Highlights "THE FWT£R I SET,.THE U» rWEISH.' Woman's War, Too "Man is born free, but is everywhere in chains," penned Jean Jacques Rousseau in 1762. Over a hundred years have passed and now, in a small Southeast Asian country called Viet Nam, born-free Americans are struggling to unlink the communist chain that threatens that nation. -f A lot has been said about the United States intervention in South Viet Nam—voiced opinions by the leaders of this great country and those powerful opinions by demonstrators and draft card burners. However, one vocie seems to be heard less than any other, and tfiat is the voice of the American woman. She is the person who bjds farewell to a husband, a sweetheart, a brother or'a son, not knowing if she will ever see him Sjpve again. In event of a war death, the American is the individual who picks up the pieces arid puts life's puzzle together again, desperately tries not to remmeber that a piece it missing., A vast majority of American women take pride in their country, and sincerely appreciate the freedom it stands for. In war, how: -ever,-'many :of--ttj»t majority only recognize the agony of death. On the other hand, many others realize the sacrifices that must be made to maintain that freedom. The United $tates may never draft her women into active service as som.e nations do, but as American men fight in Vjet Nam, the women hold the home front. 'Ttiey wait and pra'y that the chains thijt Rousseau abhorred 'will be broken, and truth will .rise victorious.—Arkansas State University Herald. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) *K63 */ 6 4 3 V 5 4QJ1085 *7832 + 2 +QJ10S SOUTH " «/ A Q 10 8 2 ' + K875 EastrWest vulnerable Wert North 4 V 5 V 6 V East Pass Fait Bass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 Q South 2»" 5 + 54 Pass South looked over the dummy with great care and remarked, "I'm sure glad we stopped at six. There is no pjay for seven." "What about 'six?" asked North. "Unless I am very WJjucky, I'll make the slam," r.epl}ed gouth. Then tie proceeded to spades, ruff the la'i't spade 'aad lead a club" from nip It'tad. West followed with the deuce and South went up' with dummy's ace. A club return disclosed the bad' club 'break 'aad South was down cie. .......... Bvsryone $t ttie table Agreed that South had been unlucky and in ope respect it was 'true. Jf. ; c]ub«"bad' broken 34' South would" fifve nia'de" kip, contract. On the other h«d tbere wti' no reason why he should not have nude It in spjte of tbe ji ' , . trumps mn not la tha sa»* iag4 Wt! ft? 1 ? a fW e jjay at Ms'djsposal. | When West followed to the iow club legcj at trick nine all South' h'a^ to do was to play (jutamy's nine; spot. East would have'been in with the ten, jack or queen. A spade or diamond return would give South'a'ruff and discard; a low club return would'Jose'to Soutti's eight while around to Dummy's ace an.< South's kjng-eight woijlo! be right i? bijc'k of East's ja'st twc cjube for a proven fineBse. 'Suppose West held"four club and 'East's honor wgs a singleton, fhen East wouldn't have ; elu'b to "lead baels ai^ w>f )]ave to give a faff an.d d!sc$r^ Hew should South play th hand if "West played the te when the first club was led Easy. South should play iov from dummy and West woul a high dub retura would riinibe'end played. "Htf, nun! OB JIM few « r /^^f isoF Today's Investor By Thomas E. O'Hara Chairman, Board of Trustees \ National Association of Investment Clubs Q Can you give me some o him that the stock was over- would pay a second sizeable idviee on how I can buy or sell priced a year ago when'it sold commission if you switched .to property which would involve at 61 and that he should sell, another fund. Besides, the one he least amount Of taxes, par- However, he looked only at the you bought has a respectable icularly income, to be paid? tax he would have to pay if he record, even though many oth- What type of property would sold the stock • and decided to ers may have done somewhat By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - "It's to nice to have yo uback where you belong ...." The familiar lyrics of "Hello Dolly" had a special meaning last week when they were sung to .Ginger Rogers : at her Music Center opening in the long-run musical. The first-night audience, combining both Los Angeles and Hollywood society, rose for a standing ovation to express joy that Ginger was back where she belonged. "And this is where 1 belong," said the blonde star as she reclined beside the pool, of her Brentwood house the next day. "I've been an outdoor girl all my life," she continued, "and to face a year and a half in New York was almost more than I could stand. The only thing that kept me going was 'Hello, does as much for the cast as it does for the audiences." her fellow stars- of Hollywood's playing harpies, she continues purveying the Ginger Rogers image. It is undimmed by the years. She remains lovely and blonde - the red hair went long ago. She can still danqe up a storm and play a set of tennis that would leave most men exhausted. "Hello, Dolly! 1 marks a return . to the Los Angeles stage after a early '30s she starred at the Hollywood Pantages in a truncated version of "Girl Crazy," which she appeared on Broadway. Then began the long, distinguished film career high- for "Kitty Foyle" in 1940. Her return here will be brief. She an dhusband William Marshall are renting a home,'-with tennis court, of course. Their hilltop home is leased to the ex- tranged mate of Zsa ZSA Gabor Next Ginger takes "Dolly" to an Francisco, Boston, Phila- elphia and Washington, with a ossible stand in Chicago. THIEVES TOOK WIRE BULANDSHAHR, India (AP) ndian farmers are not only be- ng hampered by drought, in- ects and rodents but'they are ilsp plagued by thieves. About 100 government and private wells ceased irrigation operations in this area recently when thieves cut one mile of electric power cable and made iff with the wire-a high demand item on the Indian market •"-' be best for this? lang onto it. better. .If you would like to compare ..A. These question are out of Later the stock went down . . my field. I suggest you talk to considerably. He could have the records of mutual funds with an attorney or an accountant paid his taxes and bought quite in eye toward Investing, in-a who specializes in tax matters. However, I would say from my experience that it is not wise to make tax saving your prime objective in any investment pro{ram. . . - . . . Too much emphasis on tax savings can cloud your judg- nent as to the quality ef the t«in in which you are investing. The object of investing always is to make n^oney. Once you ]iave accomplished tW*> f 16 sn of taxes can be met -enbu burden of taxes can be 'met even though you don't enjoy it. One man told me a story »f how he let fear of taxes color his thinking to the point where he actually lost money. He owned seme RCA stock which Tje had held mariy year's and "he showed ' a substantia profit. All his studies indicate! a bit more the stuck back than he originally owned at the levels it later reached. ..Q. In January, 1962, we invested $2,500 in. a mutual; fund and have since put $100 to $190 into it each month. Considering growth, earnings and commissions, d« you think we could do better with another mutual fund? ..A. I have always felt that diversification was a good- principle to follow in investing, and I would be inclined either to put the $150 a monih into another fund or to buy directly shares in two or three of our major corporations. T))is is net to say you.shoulrj p ejl the mutual fund shares you now hold. You have already paid your commission for them, anc — r '-•-•••~~ — _.._*..-...-, Sunday School l<esson* By RAL .^ - ' fl LOEW, D.D. One of the measurements of challenged by the new situations second fund in addition to the one you already have, your public library or your broker can probably supply -you with- a copy of Arthur Wiesenberger's book, "Investment Companies," which analyzes ''the' performance of all major mutual funds * * .» 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 or by' personal mail, but must limit questions to those of more general interest. Correspondents will receive a free copy of "Bteer Investing." Write to' T. E. O'Hara, National Association of Investment Clubs, Dept. S, Box 1056, Detroit, Michigan 48231. BAD, BAD, BAD LUCK SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP)One of Bob .Prater's friends decided to defy the Friday the 13th jinx by walking under. a IsMHa,* : ' 75 Years Ago —In B»yt/ieyi/fe Mrs. Douglas Deen and son Danny spent yesterday in Mem ihis as guests of Mr. and Mrs ^awrence Garner. Mrs. John B. White and Mrs Jane 'Fergus were bridge win ners when Mrs. Ralph Wooc ruff entertained members of he iridg'e club with a luncheon a icr home in Osceola. Rep. L. H. Autry of Burdett ,oday announced that he wi' je a candidate for speaker o the 1953 House of Representatives of the Arkansas General Assembly. He is a candidate this year for his sixth term. ' Yesterday's mercury expanded to a high of 98 degrees giving : Blytiieville its s eco nd consecutive day as 'the hottest city in the stale. As many, deaths are caused annually in the United States >y the stings of ants, bees, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets as by snakes and all other venomous creatures put together. MLD ALMANAC FACTS Although!' Canada has complete political autonomy, the queen of England is still considered the country's head of rtite, lays The World Almanac. Actually, the queen has virtually no power. Her duties are confined-to. such actions as instituting new military decorations or dedicating new bridges or buildings when she is in Canada. Copyright e 1»«V ' Newspaper Enterprise Asan. tat BLYTOETn.U - COURIER NBWS rue coumn. M-WI co. B. If. HAINE9 ri'BUSUEB HARftX \. BA1NES UlUtut ubltsner-EtUUI PAW, t, HUMAN Adrertlsiag Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace' WitRUt Co. New Yolk, Chicago, Detroit. Atlantl MempU) SMona-cltss postal* paid at BlytheTille, Ark. Member or the .Anoclitod mm- SUBSCRIPTION BAXII "•• S3 carrier In the city of Blyk&r* nlle or any luburqan town wher* carrier sernce Is maintained 35c pel week »1.80 nw month. BJ mall irlthln a radlm o< ft tnilti, 18.00 per reft. MOO for *i months, 13.1)0 for taw*. months, by mall, outside 50 mile radlni *1S.OO per rear .parable In advance. •Mall subscriptions are not accept* ei* In towns and cities where The Courier News carrier ferric* is maintained Mall snbienptlou «• navabte In advance. . ' "NOTE; The connti mnn usuinn respoftslAUI^ for photofraplv - -"-*- avlvvd nr ' ffiatf Icmttpo. manuscripts. left with It for onstlbl Un or le pnblli Footwear Answer to Pnvtoui Puzzle maturity suggested by Reuel Howe it the ability to |cnow the difference and play. He between work intimates that some people don't know how to work and, 'when' they play, feel guilty. "¥herefbre,' they get at the whole'' of" their schedules wjth ttunaturity; It reminded me of a paragraph "by Kichard' Liiecke, "Fajth requires not only the obedience but the appreciation of the'moment, fhtse'-whb pjay well, worts weH, live well,'dle"v with niost"ineri thoee who trouble that they work while they play fitf play Whjle fee werjj, "and know neither how to live nor how to die." if it is trije tfiat we »re confronting a whole new revolution in our attitudes toward our' wbfk and our play then we shall have'to'fiwj Deeper mew- ings in-what we call "leUure.' "I've been in off|ces"where people seemed to be'playing, witt) most'bf the persons }nfer T rijptirig tr)ejr coffee brtak«"w|th seine ' occasional work. I've wstcherj men playtoi g«)f' or bowl|ng or playing bridge with an inteniity that made it appear to be ef rt|i-)!h^kjng wrk. Unless w» Je'ini now to work and hoy to' play we shall bit Blytlwville (Art.)'Court* 1 Mm Friday, l*ay'*,"W*7 ' of leisure and have no maturity to approach them. Whether it's work or play we have to be free people,' learning the difference between slavery and servanthood. The old portrayals' of the wife or mother who slaved for her family, literally scrubbing'herself to ill health and ruined personality is almost gone from us. In its place is the other extreme of the perion who resigns responsibility' because it is too troublesome. No job has a right to demand slavery of a human being. Ev r ery job has a'right'to'expect a quality of responsibility and a sense of joyous servahthood; As parents! we are servants too our families and not slaves. As office holders or employes or employers, we are servants' and not sjavei. As golfers' and bowlers and bridge players,'we are servant! end not slaves; The old paradox, which is at the"rjei'rt '«f responsive freer dom, states simply: "the Chris- tlan mm ii the'free lord of all, the stave of nobody and there- for* the'servant of everyone." ' That needs to I* rethought as we' structure We for the ^citing and challenging possibilities before us. We've mere to learn that we' can possibly absorb. At least we ought to know about both>rtfBd"-" -•-•-• doni to know As the man did so, he tripped over a black cat and broke both his ankles and his New Year's resolution. The resolution had been not to swear for an entire year. WORLD ALMANAC Moit people would iuf- fer from lack of oxyzen at an altitude of 10,000 feet. Peruvian Indians often live at altitudes up .to 17,000 feet, sayi The World Al- hiinac. They *n able to live at »uch height* because their lungi are larger than normal, they inhale more air with e»cb. breath, they have about two qutrtt men Wood thw mort peo- pl» and their heart* *w ibout 20 per cent bitter than thoi* of lowlanders. Ce it(T, ACROSS 1 Footwear 5 Lounging slippers 10 Frame for drying skins 11 Infant cupid 13 Inner satellite of Uranus 14 Scolds 15 Sheltered side 16 Incite (2 words) 17 Winged sandals (myth.) 20 Basic color 23 Believes 25 Female horsp 26 Lyric poems 29 Red Hood deficiency SIMo'st discourteous 32 Egyptian leader 33 Hebrew dry • measure 34 Bookkeeping event ' 56 Health resort 37 Key fruits •41'Untwist 44 Shade tree 45 County in Oklahoma 48 1,000 escudos (Port.) 50 Oxford shoes 51 Cave (archaic) 52 Blotch 53 Mexican coin DOWN 1 Town in Ohio 2 Bay window 16 Brief nap (Sp.) 3 Chemical suffix 18 Poisonous UlrlMlfflES awra« (a 4 Far (comb. form) £ Mindanao native B Monitor lizard 7 Ignited 8 Mariner's- direction 9 Distress signg! 10 Stop 11 Opposite a ship's side '12 Encountered 30Biblicaltown .. 35 Employers snake' 38 Raves 19 Shccpfolds 39St9r(ci>mn. -: (Scot.) farm) : 20 Male she«p 40 Common . .(pi.) " footwear .21 Great Lake 41 Battle capital. •.22 Bctovcd 42 River in Siberia 24 Light footwear 43 Alphabet letter • 25 Washington 45 Pounds (ab.) hostess 46 Upper limb ) 26 Greek love god 47 Pedal digit i 27 Lo\v-cut shoe 48 Headgear - [• 28 Greek theaters .49 Number, f NEWSPAPER ENTERrWS* AWN.

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