The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 23, 1967
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A Time for Boldness It 1* time fbi' the $tat* 6f Afkartsas to recapture control of its prisons fr6m the trusties. It was disappointing to read last week that GOv. Winthrop Rockefeller at this moment ia putting the problem at the feet 6f the State Penitentiary Board. The situati6ri at . t!ie prison farms is Such that a crash program is in order. 6nly the Governor can supply the impetus arid leadership for such a program. For these many years, the prison farms have been largely urtder the direction of trusty prisoners, who, the state has been amazed tb learn, have had a surprising degree of autonomy. Some of these men have staked out small principalities for themselves. Prisoners must knuckle urtder to them. It was under this system that the strap and the Tucker Telephone (and heaven only knows what else) were used to degrade inmates. This system is being changed. The transition is a painful one. The trusties are unhappy about losing their privileges and rejoining the ranks. There have been hints of a mass breakout. As a matter of fact, if the present rate ef escaiMstti eicilates by degree or two, it Will take 6ft th* flrd- portion* of massive action. Cleai'ly, what the state has 6rt it* hands is a situation which it 6ut of c6ntrol. Once the brutality went by th* bOai'ds, it n6 longer was p'raiStical td> operate within' the structure 6f the old frifcon fai'm. When the trusties fully realise what they are 16Mnfr, they may cease functi6ning and an imp6sSibl4 and thbrOugh breakdown will be ill the Offing. Needed at the State pfiioft faifrri* it stems a^e about 166 Jneri w ith pistols at their sides. This to keep 6rder. N6t 106 trusties, if yOu please, but 100 employes Of the State of Arkansas. If it is necessary to string barbed wire, pitch tents and take other emergency action in Order to prdvide immediate relief from th* crowded conditions (which, together With the System, the state has been told, h»S led t6 a depressing degree Of sexual perversion) then this Should be done. Bold, aggressive leadership from the office of the state's chtef executive is in order at this juncture. Of OA keri The School Situation -r-7. A lot of talk has gone on the past few i->:months about the Caruthersville School Sys- i^tem. Why hadn't the school board accepted •—: federal money? Why was this teacher hired, ^fand why was this teacher fired? Why were ^.."students allowed to get away with this, and rr'.-why weren't students allowed more freedom? •-:•"•' A school tax levy was proposed, and de- ;|?'fsated. Next year the school system will have 2:;: a new superintendent, and the high school ££.wili have a new principal. The same tax rate :-H 7 "Will be in effect that is in effect now, probably. r?£The new members are on the school board. EvCitizens have complained, and they have been ...r-jeard. r=i Now is the time to put the past in the past. It is certainly too late to help the students who graduate this spring; it is time to begin thinking about the future. The new superintendent comes to Caruthersville with a fine reputation. He is a respected man, with experience, and ability. The new high school principal has been in the system for several years, and with his qualities, will make an outstanding administrator. The school board is working on requests for federal aid, now. When this aid comes to the system, many things may be accomplished that have been impossible in the past. Equipment may be bought; special teachers may be hired; special courses may be taught. Education of the highest quality will b« available to all Caruthersville students. We may be criticized two ways on ths editorial. We may be criticized by those who think we are running down teachers or the administration. We are not. We may also be criticized by those who think that just because a few people have been hired, and because a couple of new faces are on the school board, nothing will be changed. Perhaps both sides have their points. But the case is this; the past is past. The future Is coming, and fast. We must make changes in our educational system, as changes must be made in business or manufacturing. Methods must be updated, equipment must bt replaced by newer, more modern pieces if we want Our Children to receive the best education possible. The time is here to stop criticizing and to do our share to improve everything that can be improved. The time goes so fast. The jun^ iors today will be Seniors tomorrow. It will be too late to help them then. Give your help and confidence to the school people. They need it. The school board needs It. They all have a tremendous job to do. These people mold the lives of our young people, but the responsibility is not theirs alone. Encouragement is needed now, and the willingness to give the schools time to fix the problems that they have, and will come up. The school situation is not grave, nor even bad. It is possibly the most promising it nan been in many years. The answer to the school situation is cooperation.—The Democrat-Argus (Caruthersville, Mo.) Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, Everyone should be serene, slow- pulsed, and calm.—Robert Ingersoll, American agnostic. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.—Epictetus, Greek philosopher. Death is not extinguishing the light, but putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.—Hugh B. Brown, counselor to President David McKay of the Morman Church. Hollywood Highlights B) *6B THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWXM) (AP) Casting has been announced for i film which won't be seen for at least two years, and already Hie choice is surrounded by controversy. Last week 20th disclosed that i Siw>5t YOU'RE Me TO K A soRWftD » BIOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON Urge Negroes to Vote, Not Riot, to Win Rights Century-Fox Broadway's 'Funny Girl," Barbra Strei- sand, would play the role of Dolly Levi in the mbvie version of "Hello, D6lly." The announcement brought a storm of protest from those who believed Ddlly should be played by the star who created the role, Carol Channing. Th* anti-Sureisand feeling was expressed by Richard L. Coe of the Washington POst, who called the casting "knuckleheaded" and declared "the mournful Nefertiti is clearly not the outgoing, zestful Irish woman whose vitality brightens Thornton Wilder'* mature, life-loving Dolly Gallagher Levi." | The man bearing the brunt of protest is Ernest Lehman, who is writing and producing "Hello, Dolly" for fox. He contends the pro-Channing forces art highly organized. "Why else would I be getting letters of protest from San Francisco, Virginia, Atlanta, etc.—all couched In the same language?" he asks. "Nearly all of them say that I pulled a 'booboo.' Now how could letter writers in various parts Of the country use the same terminology?" While respecting the talents of Miss Channing, Lehman said he believed Miss. Streisand to be the better choice for the movie. Said he: "Barbra is a warm, appealing personality, and I believe she will be enormously sympathetic as a manipulator of the lives of other people. Audiences have a great instinct for the underdog, and I believe they will be rooting for her always. I believe her relationship to Horace Vandergelter will have the same appeal as Eliza Doolittle'a to Professor Higgins in 'My Fair Lady.' " Lehman will not begin rehearsals for "Hello, Dolly" until January, 1968, and the film won't be seen until well over a year after that. In fact, the contract prohibits release of the movie until the close of the Broadway and two major road companies. Both are still going strong. WUKLD ALMANAC FACTS 27 states, Negroes are 10.5 per cent of the population. By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Somt Negro leaders believe demonstrations, riots and protest marches will do little from here on out to further Negro aims. These men favor quiet, steady precinct work and the ballot- jetting Negroes registered and to the polls, electing N.egroes and favorable white officials. These politically oriented Negroes note that Negro regis.!. tration Is low In many places jdelphia, Detroit, St. Louis, Ne- where barriers to Negro regis-iwark, Baltimore and Chicago, tration are weak or nonexistent. (Negroes are estimated to out| "We don't need a majority," I number whites in Washington en* of these Negro leaders said D. C. (where there is no local state representatives. Today iD.C. there are 123. ] Heavy registrations in these In the 27 states where the cities can be expected to mean negroes have made a break-j more than a strong voice in lo- through in the state legislature, they account for 4 per cent of cal government. The quiet Negro politicians be- j entertained with a dinner 75 Yean Ago —In Blythevillt Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Gaines at to crucial cities, historically im-,their daughter, Bertha Ann and lower house members and 4.3JIieve voting majorities in these j their home in compliment per cent of the senators. In these portant in national elections, would mean congressional, Sen- The major Negro gains have!ate and presidential candidates been made in the cities where [would devote much mort time their voting strength is already [listening to Negro hopes. considerable. Negroes account for a fourth to a third of the jopulation in Cleveland, Phila- JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH #3 WEST 4SI083 ¥542 + JI0874 + 3 EAST 4752 SOOTH (D) 4Q9«S +A954 VQJ1073 • AK2 + 108 Helther vulnerabfe Weai Worts fast South IV Pass 2 A P*ss 2N.T. Pass 3¥ Fas 4V Pass PIK Pus Ojwnlng lead—* t Here is a hand from H. w. Kelsey's book, "Killing Defense at Bridge," which shows how a defender can and should count a hand. We are going to use our own code word "ARCH" to illustrate East's thinking. East Analyzes the lead. He notes that it surely is a tingle-ton. He Reviews the bidding and notes that South should hold exactly five hearts. South alto holds two clubs and East decides that in all probability he holds three cards each in spades and diamonds. East Counts his winners. A club and a ruff are two tricks, his king of hearts will be a third trick. East asks himself, "How can we beat this hand?" He needs to find another trick in his partner's hand. What CM tktt trick be? It can be fte ice of diamonds. If it is, then the trick will never get away. Suppose it is the ace of spades-' That trick will keep also. How about the king of spades? West sees that if he gives Us partner an immediate club ruff that king of spades will never make a trick because South will have time to draw trumps, after East makes his king, and discard any losing spades on dummy's nice long club suit. East fhinkt a little while longer. If South happent to hold the king-jack doubleton in ipades and four diamonds the cpade lead will give South a chance to get rid of his losing club before West can get his ruff in bu East's preliminary checkup had disclosed the strong probability that if South had held 5-4-2-2 dis tribution he would not hive re- bid two no-trump. After a! these conclusions East leads a I spade and the hand collapses. to this reporter. "When we have 10 per cent of the vote in some places, 20 per cent in others, the candidates come to us, seek our support. When they do, they listen to what we have to say." This group of Negro politicians believes the political gains must be won first on the local level that ij, in cities and states. State statistics seem to bear these men out. voting) and account for 14 per cent of the population of New York City. These theories depend on a hefty building up of the Negro vote. The Negro politicians say that demonstrations, up to a point, may be useful in getting Negroes interested in voting. After that point, these politicians say, demonstrations convince some that direct action is the only way to progress and that voting is a waste of time. Demonstrations convince other Negroes that they should shy away from all activity—stay out of things entirely. Therefore, some of these politically oriented Negroes are carefully and behind the scenes attempting to cool down the populaion of Cleveland and Ne-j prospects for the long hot sum- Recent that by estimates the year indicate 2000, Negroes will toal half or more of the populations of Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit and St. Louis, for roughly two-thirds of the »** . 4nrf /or on trtra 25e fit guta yow w/" _ In 1960 in the entire United Iwark and for three-fourths of uner their more violent colleagu- States, there were six Negro]the population of Washington, Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.P. Q — I have a thickened, ually fatal, encouraging results rough 'area on my arm. It: na ve been obtained with the the Doctor Says „ J By doesn't hurt but it is getting larger. My doctor says it is treatment? A - Surgical use of laser rays. nn. i • „ i. . Q — I am 15 years old and What is the bestj am on the school track team | After running fora short time removal fol-ij ge t a pain in both of my lowed by X-ray treatments! snlns . j s this a form of shin when applied early has cured 9oj sp ij nts ? what causes it and how per cent of sin cancers in the can jt be prevented? past. There have, however | A _ shin , ints is a muscu been several recent reports ef , af ^ a , onH the shin ,„„, equally good results with thej that is aggravated by exercise local application of such drugs and especiany by rWng on the as fluorouracil, methotrexate toes ^ in m rsist as and triethyleniminobenzoqum- L dul , ache for severa , hourg one (TEIB). • j ler the exercise cea ses. There Q - My father has multiple , s p »i n on pressure over the es are predicting. over 50 because it favors prostatic enlargement. When it has been taken fo rseveral weeks or longer its use must be discontinued gradually over a period of two or three weeks to pre- other Blytheville High School cheerleader graduates. The group presented a gift to Martha Nichol, who has been head cheerleader during the year. Mrs. Leonard Oldham and Mrs. James Rogers were guests of MM. W. H. O'Keefe when she entertained members of the CIB Club at her home for an evening of bridge. Mrs. Hunter Sims entertained members of Club with a the Wednesday luncheon at her home and invited as guests, Mrs. Jesse Taylor and Mrs. Riley Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler Jr. of Osceola are in Mexico City attending the Rotary International Convention. At an altitude of 12,500 feet, Late Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia, is the world's highest lake navigable- by steamboat. The first steamboat to navigate on it was the YaravL built in Scotland in 1862. In that year, the ship sailed from England to the Peruvian coast, sayt The World Almanac. There it was dis* mantled, carried up the mountains and then reassembled on the shore of Lake Titicaca, Copyright » 1HT, N«w«p»P»r Bnur»rU» Aira. Blytheville. (Art.I Courier i\ewi Tuesday, May 23,1987 Page Six (HI BLTnULTUJLl COURIER NBW« cat couRuk mrwi co 8. W. BAINE8. rrJBUSHEB HARRY A. HAINM UtieUnt . ubUiher-EdlUf PAUL O. HUMAN Aarertlilag Manint Site NJIICBU AdTenUtti Representative W«ll«« Wltraer Co. Nnr r«k, Chicago. Detroit Atlinti McmplU! St,-ond-rlas! poitate Pitt at BlythtTlUe, Alt Member of the Auocittud rrm SUBSCRIPTION RATES B; cantor IB th< cltj of BlrvBf- nlle or aaj suburban town waetl u uinu It maintained lie fa week SI.SO pw month. Bj mall within a raflltu <* H mllet, ts.oo per tsar. 1500 for «a months. I3.uo lor tomr montki. bj mall, outside 5C mile radlui "18.M 3r year payable In udvane*. Mall subscriptions are not accepted In town* and eltlei when Tfci courier Newi carrier lenjct k maintained Mall snhsertpttnu tn nayable In adranec. NOTE; The connn nwn ununa no reiponilblllty for photograph! manuscripts, enerarinci or man ''ft with It tor onstlble publication On the Farm ACROSS S5PhytMtigm!n« llarm tonne rf ^SSj'"** ham « "BUck fiirth" vent unpleasant symptoms. withdrawal myeloma. What are the first signs of this disease? Does shin. The cause is a strain or tearing of the attachment of smoking cause it? Does this the foot muscles to the tibia. type of cancer curb the appetite? A — Multiple myeloma is one of several types of skin cancer and probably the molt serious. It usually develops from a brown mole. All brown moles do not become malignant but ill should be examined periodically to make sure malignant changes set not occurring. The only skin cancers that have been attributed to srook- ng have been those of the lip. Loss of appetite may be seen n victims of any type of can- t.r but usually only when the Isease is far advanced. Al- tbeuib multjjle myeloma to u*- The treatment consists of applying heat, gentle massage over the leg in. the direction of the knee (never the reverse), taping the ankle and favoring it until the pain is gone. Q - I have taken Milpath daily for several years. It seems to make me drowsy. Is it habit - forming? Should I keep on taking it? A — This drug is not habit- forming. It often causes transient drowsiness. If the drowsiness persists the dosage should be cut. Like any Iran- flulllier it we should not be continued indefintely. It should not be Uken by. mea who are Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of ttiis paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters o: general interest in future columns. * Chinese tana rodents 42 Habituate (var.) 45 North or South 15 Unft of weight ..^T . 16 Putting in nd^et 51 Lull child KAiarmhoeii on> •S3 River duck 54 Son of Gad (Bib.) 55 Domestic slave Answer, to Prevfoui Pimt* WORLD ALMAMC PACTS It has been estimated that, since 1500, nearly a million ships liave sunk, says The World Almanac. It ii also estimated that almost one-fourth of all the gold and silver ever mined sank with these ship*. Very little of thii virt wealth has ever been M- covaed. hammer.' JO Puts out of possession JlScottiih sheepfoM 22 Hideous monster 24 Hit with a crushing blow 2ft Growl, u . dot S7 Hull pm ' JO Series o? connective tbinn 32 Philippic; 34 IdoliKi 4 Theatrical platform 5 Ireland • Particular individual 7 Musical syllable 31 Closer sniniula ,'cophant? hief; god of til 58 Sea eagle 57 Coterie DOWN 1 Farmhouse cookery 2 False go 3 Farm tractor electrical segment SKnavi 9 Flower 10 Bevel 11 Engines (ab.) 17 Dsm in Tennessee 19 Hinder from action ienee openings 34 Scrutinize 25 Walk in water 2t Canadian 27 S 281 Eddls' 29 Low haunts 33 Occur again 38 Click-beetle 40 Papal cape 41 European blackbird 42 Italian . community 43 Beginners 44 Preposition 46 Lamentation 47 Solicitude 48 Mine entrance . 30 Consumed food

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