The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1967 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 6, 1967
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Rumors to the Contrary .. < A word of explanation seems to be necessary concerning Blytheville's newest industry. On Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of a $1.5 million bond issue, proceeds of which will be used to construct facilities for the industry on the city's industrial park east of town. Thus far, the industry has not au- thorzied the Chamber of Commerce to announce its name. There really is nothing too unusual about this. A number of years ago, an industry in another Arkansas city had its building well under construction (practically completed) before announcing its corporate name. There are sound business reasons for this. Not the least of these is morale of personnel in another plant, who tend to get quite nervous (understandably) when the parent company begins to talk about opening a plant in Arkansas. Some are sure they will lose their jobs (they usually don't). Others are just as certain that they will not like Arkansas, since most people are just as provincial as most other people. All of us tend to like it where we are ... or at least feel we are familiar with the ground rules where we are and have no idea what hidden horrors may be in store for us in a distant state. By withholding the official an- nouncement of a move or an •xpansldn, an industry may maintain some degre« of employe loyalty while it gOei through the trying days of settirtg up the transition. It will have time, for example, to bring key officials to the Arkansas site in order to sell them, so to speak, on their new home. Usually (and let's be thankul for this), this is no task at all, for while a •Blytheville, Ark., can not offer the many advantages of a. metropolitan area, it still is true that in Los Angeles or Detroit one doesn't motor home for lunch or make the commuting trip in anything short of SO or 60 minutes. There are good reasons for any industry withholding news of its move (does Gimbel tell Macy?). The fact that the corporate name is withheld does not indicate there is anything nefarious, heaven forbid, going on. The Chamber of Commerce Is not bringing to your city anything you will be ashamed of. As has been published on various occasions, this industry is in the general field of office equipment and supplies. Whatever rumors you might hear to the contrary, these are the facts. You will, we predict, be proud of this newest industry. >««».«»•«»<*»««»>»•>••< j Hollywood Highlights Pennypinching Government f\S THE TWIG- IS » SO 6Rpu£T<4E This Editor has never known any very rich people very well. But we understand that most ot them are on the "conservative side," believing in the philosophy that "if you look after the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves." Particularly are they frugal, even "tight," about local governmental expenditures. Since we have been in Mississippi County, now nearly three years, we have been amused at how the operation of our county government has been on a penny-pinching basis. In talk of repairing the Courthouses, and then in the proposal for elevators, a great cry of "economy" went up. Here in one of the richest counties in the world. Economy is one thing and pennypinching ll another. (We mean no reflection upon County Judge A. A. Banks. He is operating his office as he believes the prevailing opinion in the county wants it operated. The prevailing opinion is not necessarily the majority opinion.) At the recent Quorum Court meeting, it was reported that our county has a surplus, or fund balances, totaling some 5700,000. (We were unable to contact the county auditor to check those figures.) Anyway, for more than two years we have been lamenting, complaining and cussing because we have been unable to persuade the State Game and Fish Commission to.put up matching funds with the federal government to rebuild Lake NEARK. And, all the time, if we really want that grand recreational facility, we could have, easily, put up $50,000 to $75,000 out of our local funds. But, oh, no, that is unthinkable. We want Santa Glaus to give us a lake. County government in Mississippi County, it would seem, is just the matter of how little tax money can be spent, irregardless of the services the people may want and need. One good thing that came out of the Quorum Court meeting: Perhaps Judge Banks will appoint a committee to make a study on a long range program of building hard-surfaced rural roads. This is 20 years late, but why wait any longer on a start? In 1948, the State of Mississippi set up a State Aid Rural Road Program that has built hundreds of miles of hard-surface rural roads. We could do the same if we would quit pinching pennies and crying about taxes. However, the equalization of property assessments is still the key to all improvements in our city and county. More about that later.—Osceola Times. Duty is the sublimest word in the language; you can never do more than your duty; you shall never wish to do less.—Robert E. Lee, Civil War Leader. Christianity has not failed. It is simply that nations have failed to try it. There would be no war in a God-directed world.—Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd, American polar explorer. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH t AQJ9 VK94 '4AJ63 *QJ7 WEST EAST 4872 *5 VQ5 VA.J108 4Q975 4K108 + 9832 + AK-85* SOOTH (1» AAK1064S ¥7632 44? * 10 Neither vulnerable West North- East South 2* Pass 4* Dble Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V Q The modern American expert depends on several of the so- called wonder bids, as part of his bidding system. One of these wonder bids is tiie weak two bid which shows a good six- card suit and six to 12 high card points. Most of the time the weak two bidder holds a hand near the bottom of the scale since if you hold 11 or 12 high card points and a good six card suit you usually want to open with one. South's two spade opening was very near the bottom for bid. North's jump to game was based on the hope that South would have a better hand or that a miracle would materialize. East's double was all-purpose. He expected to set four spades but if West wanted to take out the double East could support any suit. West left it in and opened the queen of heart*.' East started by tildiif three heart tricks. When West discarded the deuce of clubs on the third heart East stopped to figure out the West and South hands. It wasn't hard to decide that South held exactly three cards in the minor suits. He needed six spades for his two spade bid and he had shown up with four hearts. East saw that he could settle for a sure one-trick set by leading a high club. He also saw that if South held three diamonds to the queen a diamond lead might give him the con- tract. South could play Ms queen of diamonds, enter dummy with a trump and lead a low club. If East rose with ace, South would ruff, go back to dummy and lead a "second club. Where was the queen of di* monds? East knew. If W«sl did not hold a diamond honor II would have been a c i n c h for West to discard a low diamond Therefore, East led the eight o! diamonds. West's queen forcec dummy's ace and eventually East collected a trie in each minor suit. By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Never discount what women can do when they are aroused. A contact in Havana, Cuba, writes: "Several days ago a group of mothers, with their babies in arms, took to the streets in the city of Camaguey, protesting loudly against a local order of the Communist government suppressing the milk quo;as for their babies. "A commander tried to stop the parade by talking to the women and trying to convince them that the gover.«.ient's decision was right, but the enraged women ran over the man shout ing, 'Speeches, No; Milk, Yes!' "Two patrol cars were sent to the spot to rescue the commander but the women surrounded the cars and wouldn't allow the policemen to get out. "Hours later, the government canceled the order suppressing m ''' ! the ' n . e 6/OSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON The Question: Can Castro Handle His Defiant Women? Another letter, this one from Camaguey, says: "Mrs. Louise Robaina, 61 years old, mother of 10 children living at 'Rosalia' farm here, set herself on fire when told that the Communists were taking one of her boys into the Compulsory Military Service. The reason for her committing suicide was that she knew that the Compulsory Military Service is a ... (code name) for the UMAP (Military Units to Air Production) concentration camps." One thing that has Cuban women newly aroused is t h e report that Castro's government is setting up concentration camps for women who do not belong to a union or do not sympathize with the revolution. One such camp has a 1 r e a d y been completed in Camaguey Province. It is understood these camps will havft the cover name "Feminine Units to Aid ^Production." They will be work camps where suspected women will be rounded up to work in agriculture and industry. The women will be lodged behind barbed wire, dress in prisoner uniforms and live under military discipline. Their wages may be as much as 23 cents a day. * * * These camps reportedly will be for women who have not been convicted of crimes by the Cuban courts. The women will be rounded up and, without accusation or trial, sent to the camps where they will work. Then, sone day, in small groups they will be released without notice and without' hearings. They will be replaced by other groups of women. There are, of course, already women's prisons for women sentenced for one thing or another, including political crimes. In the Women's Prison at Guanajay, Pinar del Rio Pro vince, for example, there is a group of 36 women political prisoners known as "The Walled-In Women" who have been placed in darkened rooms under maximum security. These prisoners include the wives and families of some early anti - Batista revolutionaries, including early close associates* of Castro. One of the 36 is Pilar Mora, sister of Menelao Mora, who became a martyr in an attack on the Presidential Palace in Batista's time. Another is 01- ga Rodriguez de. Morgan, widow of Commander Morgan, the American who, helped Castro during the Revolution and then was shot to death on Castro's orders. But it's not only the terror, the jailings, the starvation, the religious persecution and the day-to-day crude brutality that arouses the women. Sometimes it is one of the ironies of life that little, trivial things become unbearable. A Cuban woman who has just escaped to Mexico City writes: "Today I bought stationery, face powder and lipstick. You'll never guess what it is to live for such a long time without these frivolous things, and then, all of a sudden, find that you are free to buy them again. In Cuba we were without bath soap, tooth paste and toilet paper." One senses that Castro doesn't quite know how to ban. die. these women. But what will come of this feminine unrest isn't yet certain. By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Shades ef George C. Scott: When Shirley Booth was notified of her Emmy nomination for "The Glass Menagerie" this week, ihe exclaimed, "Oh, no!" Mind you, it isn't like Miss Booth to be ungracious about industry honors. But maybe »ome of Hazel's candor remains after five years of playing ttie flippant housemaid. She insists on saying what she thinks. "I remember just before I was leaving to do 'Menagerie' in England," she recalled. "My poodle happens to be paper- trained, and I opened a newspaper for her. My eyes lighted on a story in which Helen Hayes said 'The Glass Menagerie' is a trap. "I quickly rescued the paper and read what Miss Hayes said: that the mother's role in 'Glass Menagerie' is impossible to play and had killed her friend Laurette Taylor what witfi all her dieting for it, etc. That should have been an omen for me, but I went to England and did it anyway. "Let me now say that nobody has been able to handle that role, whether it was Laurette Taylor, Helen Hayes, Gertrude Lawrence (in the film version) or Shirley Booth. I could have done better by telephoning my .ines in." Miss Booth would, not go as far as George C. Scott, who requested that his nomination for The Hustler" in 1961 be withdrawn — request denied. But she commented, "That's one acceptance speech I'll never tiave to make." She has made mote than her share ol acceptance speeches already, having won an Oscar — "Come Back, Little Sheba," 1952 — two Emmies and ttiree of Broadway's Tonys. After enjoying such honors in a 40-year career, it perhaps is natural that she would now seek the leisure she has earned. The five years as Hazel provided the wherewithal. "Oh, I'm very grateful to Hazel," she admitted. "I enjoyed playing her, and I didn't think it was a demeaning role, as some [of my friends did. I never thought of her as a servant to that family; I always considered her a close friend. And Slat's the way I played her." "Hazel" went into reruns two years ago and since then Miss Booth has worked sparingly. 75 Years Ago — In Blytheville Mrs. Hunter Sims and Mrs. Charles Penn will be in Memphis tonight to attend the opera "Carmen." Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Garner and daughters, Gayle and La Jean, have returned from several weeks in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. F. L. Husband, Mrs. Russell Riales, Miss Jesse Srite and Miss Frances Bowen have returned from the Kentucky Derby. Miss Pear! Lee left Saturday for Little Rock where she has been transferred to the Adjudication Division of the Veterans Administration. the Doctor Says „ J By Written for Newspaper Association Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Q - In what way does a face] Q - My doctor says I have lifting help? How would a per-i sarcoidosis or Boeck's sarcoid son look a couple of years after in my lungs. What causes it? Is this operation? Are most people it serious? What is the best satisfied after such an opera-1 treatment? tion? Can you tell that a person] \ _ Sarcoidosis is a disease has had one? A — In the technique __ „__ ... now widely used, an incision is made at the side of the face near the hair line and the excess skin is removed. This re m o v e s the wrinkles but does not halt the process of aging. The operation leaves you looking 10 to 12 years younger. Two years later you would still look good but after four or five years you might need a retread. Most people who depend for their living on making a pleasing appearance in public are satisfied with the results. When skillfully done, the scar is hardly noticeable but in women that is not so important because they can choose a hairdo that will cover the scar. Q — I am 37 and have deep wrinkles In my face. Am I too young to have a face lifting? A — Some persons have this operation ID thtlr 2te. _ i of unknown origin. Although it resembles tuberculosis in many ways, it is apparently not caused by an infectious agent. It may be due to an allergy to pine tree pollen, the dust of peanut hulls or some other allergen. In the skin and lymph nodes it causes a lumpy enlargement. It may occur anywhere in the body but the commonest location is in the lungs. The nodules may exist for years without causing any symptoms, depending on the part of the body involved. Because of the benign nature of the disease, many doctors prefer a course of watchful wait ing with periodic check? rather than vigorous treatment. Others prescribe X-ray treatments or such drugs as streptomycin, col- chicine, hydrocortisone or chlor- oquine. The results with these measures are varied. The dis- MM run* a harmliM emirs* unless a vital organ becomes Involved and most victims live long enough to die of some other cause. Q — Do human beings ever get the mange? If so, what would be the symptoms and the best treatment? A — Mange is an infestation with an Itch mite. Although the animal itch mite can be transmitted to man, in man It clears up in about 10 days without any treatment. Please send your questions and comments to W a y n e G. Brandstadt, M. D., In care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer Individual letters he will answer letters of general interest In future columns. Loti of Energy The total amount of solar energy which reaches the earth, warming it and producing through photosynthetil all of our food, fuel and free oxygen, is more than 30,000 times ai much as is used in all manmade devices, according to the Encyclopaedia BriUnnici. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS If the total amount of water in all the world'* oceans, ice fields, lakes, rivers, roil, rocks and atmosphere were added up, it would equal about 328 cubic miles. One cubic mile is about one trillion gallons of water, says The World Almanac. If the entire supply of water is considered one barrel (55 gallons), then the water in the oceans of the world would be 53 gallons, 1 quart, 1 pint and 3 ounces. Cotyrltkt 8 1«6T, N«w«pip«r BnterprlM Ann. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New* Saturday, May 8, 1967 Page Pour VH£ HLTOXBVILLB COURIER NEWS •BE COtrttlEt, NBWi CO. H. W. HAtNES. ruBUSHEB HARKT *, BAINE8 Uslstant . ablfsher-Edltor P»OT/ D. 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