The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 15, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 15, 1967
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Take It, It's Yours '••" One of th« questions Managing Editor Herb Wight was wrestling with 3a>-:t week (in preparing his column •which addresses itself to reader ques- lions) was the condition r ;l roads in .-Walker Park. •„•, It is one of those things. • City government for years has been 'inclined to look on. Walker Park as the •business of the Northeast Arkansas •District Fair Board. The Fair Board .tench to regard itself as the administering agency for the park, but re- •gards the physical property as the 'city's (which it is.). The city for some years has been attempting to bring .principal city streets up to some sort of decent level, and, it should be noted, appreciable progress in both streets and drainage has been made. But the result of this effort has been that all city funds are committed. . .sometimes ;even several years in advance. :: The result is what you see in Walker Park today: poor roads, except for the Iflop of concrete. The situation is symptomatic of attitudes of which we are all guilty. For example, it is the Chamber of Commerce's business to bring industry to the city. It is the Jayceea' National Cotton Picking Contest. It is the school board's school, the city's police department, the county's road. As a matter of fact, Walker Park is an undeniable city asset from any point of view, esthetic or economic. During the summer months, it lures thousands of people to the city. It is available for respite or recreation for everyone. Al! of which is to say it is your city park and even if you don't avail yourself of its facilities, it is in your interest that it be a good park. When the citizen takes a proprietary interest in all the things which are his, then all these things will serve him much better'because they will reflect his concern. O/ Old But Still Runs A series of hearings has been inaugurated by subcommittees of the Constitutional Revision Study Commission which was created by the 1967 General Assembly. Interested persons and organizations are invited to appear and express their views orally or written as to repeal, revision, or retention of specific articles and sections of Arkansas' Constitution, adopted in 1874 and amended 52 times since then. " The Commission, chaired by Prof. Robert A. Leflar of the University of Arkansas Law School, is directed to report to the General Assembly its recommendations by the end of the year. It will decide this spring what course it will pursue. "'.' The alternatives are various. The Com- ftiission may propose that the present Constitution be left intact, or that a new charter is desirable, or that a tinkering job be undertaken. It may propose that a constitutional convention he called, or that the Legislature he charged with drafting changes, or that the Commission's recommendations ba put to a vote of the people. •j It goes without saying that some provisions of the 1874 Constitution are anachronistic. Prime examples include the $5,000 limitation on salaries of the state's constitutional officers and the millage ceiling under which the growing municipalities of Arkansas find it extremely difficult if not impossible to obtain funds adequate for general operations and capital improvements. . The Commission undoubtedly will find support for a number of changes, some of them highly controversial. It is clear enough that much of the clamor for a wholly new Constitution arises from those elements eager to incorporate in it a lot of the "advanced" social concepts currently fanning out from Washington. . The labor unions would like to use re- vision as a vehicle by which they might conceivably get the Freedom to Work amendment knocked out of the charter and new provisions adopted to give them official sanction of government at all levels. Others may want to remove that section which states: "No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State nor be competent to testify as a witness in any court." Again, Amendment 27, adopted in 1938 to exempt from the state property tax new manufacturing plants or plant expansions, no longer has any meaning Inasmuch as the state has removed itself from the field of property taxation. But taken as a whole, the Constitution under which the people of Arkansas have governed themselves for virtually 93 years is a valid, viable document. There is no more reason for .junking it and starting all over again than there would ba for throwing the Constitution of the United States in the ashcan — which incidentally some of the New Thinkers want to do. If limited revision is found to be necessary due to the transition of Arkansas from an agrarian to an increasingly urban, industrialized economy, then the people if it is their wish can initiate any number of amendments and vote On each one separately. There appears little likelihood, at this time anyway, that should the Revision Study Commission come up with a shiny new model containing no one knows how many bugs, it would be snapped up by the public of Arkansas—Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce (In a Newsletter) M> >»*»***< Hollywood j Highlights Fisher-North Little Rock Times BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Citizens' Insistence, Action Spur Honest Lam, Rule By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) The cases of Sen. Thomas Dodd and Rep. Adam Clayton Powell bring to mind what citi- |zens can do to remedy bad government when they are determined. Actually, even small numbers of aroused men and women, when they want, can achieve major results. Some months back this reporter watched a group of citizens in action. There were only 12. They were not an organization. They were just 12 men and women who met occasionally, sometimes once a month, sometimes once every several The whole LSD crowd is nothing but a lot months, sometimes every two of bald-headed teenie-boppers. They're really j weeks, as the occasion warrant- nessmen, an accountant, a re- jred military officer and several office workers. They had no special connections. Each regularly assumed re- sponsiblity for one project or another — the need for a community college, the air pollution problem, rapid transit, zoning, local crime. The person who took on an assignment would then dig up all the data he could find on the subject, I made certain the newspapers weirdos. —Sonny of the Sonny and Cher singing due. TACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) A Q 10 9 4 •WEST .*76S V J953 • $ J75 4AK832 *J5 EAST AA8 ¥Q1074 464 + KQ987 SOUTH VK62 :. 4) Q 10 9 • #10'! 2 ", North-South vulnerable 'North East South West •14 2* 2* Pas? Pass Pass Opening lea Jim: "I see that there is a new book called, 'Bridge for Women' edited by Dick Frey and written by five of the best women players in the world." Oswald: "I am not going to get myself in trouble by saying that the authors are the five best women players, but they are five of tfie best. The four Americans have one other thing iircommon. They are all happily" married. Rixi Markus, the Englishwoman, has long been considered Europe's No. 1 woman player. The Americans, in alphabetical order, are Mary Jane Farell, Bea Gale Schenken Helen Sobel Smith and Peggy Splomon." Jim: "How about quoting from Rixi Markus today?" .Oswald: "The game was an English team of four tournament with International Match where Rixi sat East, she overcalled North's opening diamond bid with two clubs. She wasn't at .nil proud of her bid, but as sH* pointed out she wanted to deprive her opponent! of On chance to bid spades easily, The best South could do was to try two diamonds. North passed and proceeded to make four odd for a score of 130. At the other table East merely overcalled with one heart. Thjs did not bother South at all. He bid one spade and the bidding proceeded quickly to four spades. South made ten tricks for plus 620 and a net gain of 490 points or ten IMF's." Jim: "I agree that East's one heart overcall was pointless. It couldn't bother his opponents and might cause his partner to make a bad lead or bad bid based on idea that maybe East while in hearts. As for Mrs. Markus' two club bid, it succeeded so it had to be good." Oswald: "I don't think It would ed to discuss civic problems that concerned them. There were several housewives, an attorney or two, several busi- a model conflict of interest law with teetd in it. This citizens' .group circulated his proposal, i invited public comment. The election, as it turned out, put in office a man against strong rules on conflict of interest. But these dozen citizens then circulated the model conflict of interest proposals among a wide group of citizens' groups. They By BOB THOMAS APMovie-TV Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Is it art — or a massive put-on? That's what visitors to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are wondering as they attend the new exhibit, "American Sculpture of the 60s." It is an exhibition that invites superlatives: biggest, noisiest, funniest, farthest-out. It is certainly big. The sculpture occupies two large floors of the special-exhibit building and spills out into the plaza and all over. There are huge pieces outdoors — building blocks for giants, jungle gyms, stainless steel forms that look like airplane parts. So attractive is the sculpture to children that guards with bullhorns are posted outdoors. "Do not stand on the sculpture!" announced a guard to a couple of boys who started to climb a giant cube unaware that it was art. I heard the guard sigh, "It's like a carnival." The exhibdt eschews the funeral hush that surrounds most art galleries. Tere are sculp- art galleries. There are sculp- or play like calliopes. Noisiest of the lot is "Flip and Two Twisters" by Len Lye. In a ihadbw box the size of a small room are suspended three long, narrow sheets of stainless steel. One hangs U-shaped from the ceiling, and the two ends are rotated So create continuous sound. The other two strips dangle free and are rotated furiously. When the rotation stops, the metal produced a thunderous crash that sends small cildren scurrying to their parents. "American sculpture of the 60s" is indeed fun-filled. There is one of Marisol's wooden-box creations of human forms, "Mixed Media." Lucas Samaras present it for discussion. At the time in question, a major problem was conflict of interest. In one famous case a local supervisor had cast the | knew what these proposals were. A citywide debate was started, which snowballed. The result: The very officeholder who had opposed a local deciding vote in favor of re- conflict of interest law with zoning his own property. | teeth in it was the man who in- Zoning had become an issue,traduced ths bill into.tfte legis- in the local political campaign. I lature. The data dug up by this com-' mittee was given to the candidates. The group discovered that a member of a.local citizens' association was an expert on tbe subject and had written It passed and is now the law. Since that time, this reporter has been convinced that If the citizens want good laws and good government they can have both. fTllUGU IV. the Doctor Says „ I ? nterpr ' se J By Wayne G. . Written for Newspaper •ise Association Brandstadt, M.D. A mother writes that her I disease may become manifest daughter, 6, has had a bladder Jin infants who are only 5 or 6 infection since she was 2. In i months old. Usually, in such cases, the cause is relatively South were using the iwgatlve double, South would double an< they would reach four spades with North as declarer and even if South bid only two diamonds a good American player would pull himself together and try two spades." © 1)67 tr MU, I "II scientists fruit that UFOs ore nothing more than ammonia vapor 'ignited by high voltage sparks—the 'Invaders? has ftorf it!" still a few pus cells. She appears to be healthy in other respects. I would venture to say that this child has a chronic low- grade kidney infection rather Hian an infection limited to the bladder. All chronic conditions are hard to clear up but there are two lines of treatment of infec- easy to find. You did not say whether the restrictions on dust were made as a matter of general principle or as a result of careful studies to find the exact cause of the asthma. Discovering and removing the cause is always the first line of treatment. Although it may be possible to outgrow some allergic tions of the urinary tract that i disease, I would not count on are usually successful. When ''• sulfa drugs fail, a study should be made, to identify the causative germ and to test its sucep- ibility to chloramphenicol or belching, crying or vomiting? other antibiotics. If treatment with antibiotics doesn't work there is still the Q—If a child develops an umbilical hernia shortly after birth would this cause excessive old standby—alternately acidifv- . , „, , ing the urine with mandelic sur ^ al emergency. The usual acid and alalinizing it with bi- umblhcal hernla causes no carbonate of soda. Q—My son, 3, gets frequent attacks of iracheobronchitis. Will he ever outgrow this? Is there any way to prevent these attacks? A—A thorough study should )e made to see whether your son has a chronic infection in his sinuses, tonsils, adenoids or ungs, and whether he has any allergies, as these may bring on recurrent attacks of bronchitis. Ha is not likely to outgrow the attacks but removal of the cause should reduce their frequency. Q—Our 7-month-old grandson tas asthma. Is it usual for so young a child to have this disease? The doctor advises keep- ng him in dust-free rooms when he is indoors. Can he outgrow his disease? A—Aitbma and other allergic A—The only trouble that may result when an umbilical hernia is very large is strangulation of the Intestines. This would be a symptoms and usually disappears without treatment by the time the child is two years old. Vegetarianism Vegetarianism is believed by those who practice it to be a solution to the food problems of the world due t« the population explosion. It is said that a meat eater requires two acres of land to produce his food, while a vegetarian requires only three - quarters of an acre. Railroading Term In railroad jargon, headend traffic is mail, express, baggage, newspapers and milk, usually transported in cars nearest the locomotive. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Monday, May 15, 1967 Page su WORLD ALMAMC FACTS 75 Years Ago — In BIytheYille Sateway Store, Blytheville's newest business, will hold open | house Sunday and begin sales on Monday. The store is starting with 15 employee. Miss Donna Sue Gore a 1952 Blytheville High School graduate, was honored with a dance at the W. L. Moxley home on East Main by Mrs. Moxley and Miss Gore's mother, Mrs. lone Gore. Mrs. Victor Stilwell has as her guest, her niece, Miss. Caron Phillips, of Little Rock. Two services will be conducted Sunday morning in the new sanctuary of the First Methodist Church. Construction of the sanctuary began in 1950. The Methodists have been in a temporary sanctuary since 1926 when fire destroyed their building. The Rosetta stone, which, dates back to the time of Ptolemy V about 195 B.C, •was found In Egypt by a French officer in 1799. A black basalt slab about 4 feet long and 2',i feet wide, the stone contained three identical inscriptions in Greek, demotic and hieroglyphic, says The World Almanac. By comparing the three inscriptions, Joan Francois ChampoUlon, a young French scholar, succeeded in deciphering the hieroglyphics and thereby opened intensive itudy of ancient Egypt. Copyright ffi KIT, N«wipapor EnterprlM Am. From a childhood of poverty and harsh physical labor, Horace Mann (17961859) rose to become one of America's greatest educational reformers. In 1837, he became the first secretary of Massachusetts' state board of education, a position he held unta 1948. During these years the state made many reforms, Mteb- lished better teaching methods and built more than 50 new high schools, says The World Almanac. Many of Mann's reforms were later adopted by other states. CopyrtKM © W*T, Newspaper Enterprise AMV. has contributed "Corridor," which consists of a glass passageway — walls, floors and ceiling — through which patrons pass in stockinged feet. The far-out qualities of ths exhibit can be seen in every corner. Tony Berlant's "The Marriage of New York and Ath- erector-set construction, with Marriage of New York and Athens" looks like an imense erector-set construction, with skyscrapers emerging from a Grecian temple. Peter Agostini contributed "Brulesque Queen," a great, twisted mass in white plaster. "It looks like whipped cream," commented a 6-year- old critic. WORID ALMANAC FACTS The word "monsoon"—• periodic winds in certain latitudes—comes from the araTjic word "mausim" which means a time, a season. At iirst monsoon referred to the winds over the Arabian Sea, whicli blow six months from the northeast and six months from the southwest, says The World Almanac. Later the word was used to refer to similar winds in other parts of the world. In India, the southwest monsoon is almost synonymous with "rain" which the wind brings. Copyright @ 1887, Newspaper Enterprise Assn. fHK BLTTnKTtLLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NrrtVS CO. a w. RAINES. ruBLisnEB HARRY A. BiUNES Assistant .'Qblisher-Editor CAUr, D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Winner Co. Hew felt, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. ftlempU* Second-class postage paid at Blytherille Ark. 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W'' 1 -) soprano (1885-1952) 46 Wot 47 Morning *"£""'' fw>ag(r moisture 21) English river 48 Bitter vetch 30 Greek letter 50 Hail! 32 Commanded 51 Educational JJ Hawaiian food group (ab.) 38 African S3 Chemical antelope suffix 40 In .commotion 54 Cretan 41 Printing press mountain (myth.) 24 Lath 25 Cereal grains 27 Narrow way

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