The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 26, 1967
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Fiscal Sore Spot .One of the bedevilling fiscal sore spots of city tfovernment for many years lias been categorized, in search of gentility, as "sanitation." Actually, it is garbage pick-up service, Of course. At' one time, garbage fees didn't pay as.-much as half 6f the costs of operating the service. That was before Mayor Jimmie Edwards put the Great Pay-Up into effect. By exercising more attention to detail and demanding that everyone pay, Mr. Edwards was able to see income rise dramatically. His system is still in use under Mayor T6m Little. Although the garbage c«llecti6n service does not make nearly the grim reading in the city budget that it once did, there still ai'e prdblems attendant to it. As a matter 6f fact, the city is offering t66 much service. Sooner or later, it no longer will be possible for a man to call at the rear 6f your h6me, collect y6ur garbage and carry it to a truck which is parked in the fr6nt. In an attempt to provide more and better services (by cutting costs), many cities of this she n6w are requiring home Owners to place their trash in well-covered cbntainers at curbside e-n appointed days. Another practice which ttie dtf soon must re-examine is one which hat been commented on often in this space and that would be the city service* which are extended to points outside the city limits. Garbage pick-ups have been made • for years at extra-city limit points, son» as far as several miles frbm town. Fire protection, it generally is understood, is available outside the city, too. While it is true that these place* of business, residences and whatever, pay fees for such conveniences as garbage pick-up, still it is not in the best interest of the taxpayer that city- owned equipment go to points which are not paying city taxes. And at this point, one comes back to the old issue of annexation. For it is by annexation of areas desiring city, services (including fire and police protection) that the taxpayer's money, equipment and personnel may be reserved for the sole use 6f the taxpayer which is the way it must be. If it is unreasonable to deny a fire truck to a blazing building outside the city limits, it equally is unreasonable for the city taxpayer to maintain a fire system for the if-and-when-needed use of non-taxpayers. Iff********** Show Beat by Dick Kleiner nniivwoOD (NBA) He used to sing on whet he cocktail party, - —.--France Niiyen. She had picked up the two plaques won by her man, Bob Culp, who is shooting I Spy in Greece. And all she could talk about was Bob. At one point, she congratulated Martin Landau, a nominee in the same category as Bob. She told Landau how she never missed his program, Mission: Impossible. And then she whispered to me, "If Bob heard roe say* that to 'a competitor, fle'd kill me." he packs them in at the Cocoanut Grove. He used to sing in a gospel group that got paid depending on the size of the audience. "If it rained, too bad. The ladies wouldn't go to church. They were afraid their religion might wash off." Richard Brill's new show, Dateline: Hollywood, is a day- -.^-S'^t^^i .,. „ ^r^f^ i£%f%^- time hit on ABC.. And the hit status verifies Brill's theory — ' me \ t . „„ Tho . the public is still very interested Also at the party was TheBj hHearing about Hollywood Bikel, who brought along bisj new bride, Rita, who wore dark aar^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ .^ glasses all night. Rita said they're looking for a bigger apartment in New York — they have a six-roomer, but that's for all her not large enough books. Director Jack Donohue was mj;\r terest is different than it used to be. Years ago, they wanted to visualize their idols living a remote life, alone in a great man- ,CU v«dj a. ^^ Cditor't Uote (Several weeks ago I was asked to judge Generation to Contribute to the W6rId.t WiU Live In" The experience proved to be a bit muh emotionally. First, you must underhand that it is practically impossbue to sm- g emit one paper as *e best Mm V**™* faeh done with a certain style and taste. However in addition, these marvelous young- stos had so concerned themselves with s*r- vice to their fellow man that I was profoundly touched.. .because here was the bar- vest you see, of all those years of Sunday Ich ool!of the Golden Rule of hearing[proper remarks in proper homes, of study under ded- S teachers; her* it all was, the results, on paper; irrefutable proof that, g ven a cSance this great nation and «* greet w«M will produce superior people, which is what the game seems to be all about As th,s realization washed across my psyche, 1 was stirred by how beautiful it was and how beau, tilul and how good it all could be.. .and one day will b«. Feeling I must somehow communicate this to the contestants, I typed out a piece and asked that it be given them. One of my readers-my wife-thought I should print it. Here it is, as best as I can reconstruct it from a few notes.) To the Contestants: I think it only fair to warn you that as you move from year to succeeding year m life a time will come when you will be called on to judge more and more things. This will be the beginning of middle age, so mark it well. Thus, I find myself being asked more and more to be an adjudicator. I have done this so often, I have developed a technique: Read until you find that phrase which Is a clue to the writer's heart and ability. It (a phrase, a word, an idea) will tell you that (1) the writer has no heart, ability or ideas; of (2) that he does, in fact, pos- sess these things. Onfie you learn the knack 61 it, you throw the worthless entries into a heap and salvage only the headier and more inspiring produce. Then, you study this latter in a mOre leisurely fashion and eventually, somehow, you select the top three or four. In your case, this did not w6rk out. As I began reading your entries, I placed the "good" essays to the right of my typewriter, resolving to place the poor ones on the left. I read all nine and they all fell to the right side of the typewriter. If there were some way to grade these on an arithmetic scale, the least of your efforts would be about 98 percent and the best would be about 99.5 percent. Among the top three, only infinitesimal fractions would separate them. I am an admirer of your generation. Thus, when you come at me with phrases like, "this swinging bunch of crazy kids in a world full of Bob Dylan..." I find your rhetoric almost irresistible. When you say, "It is my desire to go and teach those who are not so fortunate. . . you appeal to me greatly. When you write about "inner peace," I am thrilled that you are poised to plunge your hand into life and come up with something which is solid gold. And when you write about "the beauty in the face of a pansy," you bring a tear to my 6V6 At this writing I have read your efforts, but I do not know which of you wrote what. I do not know your names. I can only say that the spirit of service to your fellow man which runs as an unbroken filament through each essay is something I marvel at. It is but one reason why your generation is superior to anything which has gone before it. Because you care, I love you. —H.A.H. Q. What percentage of its arnings should a corporation, s a general rule, spend on re- earch and development of new roducts? Seems to me that mowing the percentage spent would help in picking a growth ompany. A. There can he no hard-and- ast rule on this. Some indus- ries depend more on research nd development than others. don't think, for instance, that ou could justify W. T. Grant's pending the same percentage f its income on. research as, ay Dow Chemical or a drug rm. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOETH *103 VJ10 Z6 + AK86S WEST EAST 4K762 *85 VQ72 VA9883 4109643 48 + 3 4QJ87J SOOTH 0» AAQJ94 »KS4 • KJ5 + 104 North-South • vulnerable West Nor* Eut South Pass 2* Pass 3* Pass Past Paw ¥a» Fan 2 A 3N.T. was West's turn to do some eal thinking. West noted that i« had found the best opening ead. Should he hold onto his queen of hearts and make sure no-trump or should he jettison hat queen of hearts and take 'Contract is descended from the game of whist through grandfather bridge and father auction. One of the few ojrect heritages is the standard lead of fourth best of a long suit ua- lass you havt a strong reason to lead another card in the suit. Not only do you lead fourth best but if your partner wants to return « low card in his cult he returns his fourth best also. West saw no future In a lead of- any suit but hearts. He only had three hearts, so he led his lowest. East won with the ace and returned th* six, his original fourth best. South looked over dummy and noted that West bad attacked in the one nit that could hurt him. In rubber bridge he would dock once on leneral principles but (he fiiM was match point duplicate •»* South s»w • „, scon if wwytWai went wet! ' He rose with the king md It , would have a five - card sui and no One concealsa five-can heart suit when he has a gooc chance to bid it. West thought a little more. 1 the six had been fourth bes then East had to hold both th eight and the nine. West ha seen all other cards higher tha the six. lai queen 01 near» aim iai^c That was enough for West. H c h a n c e oa beating the con- j dropped his queen to get out o tract? | his partner's way, eventual! West's first decision was tfrial; gained the lead with the kin lis partner was clearly marked | of spades and gave his partne with either four or five hearts, j three heart tricks to set th f East held only three, South i contract. You'll be closer to the mark ' you compare research expen- itures of companies within the ame industry; but even this sn't foolproof. One firm might come up with a new prpduct .hat increased sales 10 per cent after spending only $100,000 in research. Another might spend Jl million on a project that had :o be abandoned as unprofitable and which, of course, would adc nothing to the firm's income. Today's Investor J By Thomas E. O'Hara Chairman, B6ard of trustees National Association of Investment Clubs ; stOry that CBS is grooming Doris Day to replace Lucy next i season, Lucy came to the studio ' late. Donohue jokingly bawled 1 her out. Fisher-North Uttl« Bock Times "Be careful what you say t6 me," Lucy answered. Or would you rather have Doris Day?" Lou Rawls is another of those overnight successes — a sudden smash after 27 years Of exper- ehce. He says he's singing now he same as he did when he irst started entertaining, at 7, but it's only in the last few vearS that the great American , sion waited 6n by butlers and maids. But today they want to IJireuiur Jaui i/u,,u,, u « ..— fy^ Q f t |, em as rea ] pe0 p| e there, too. He's back with Lu- wjth fam j] ie5 an( j kitchens, and cille Ball this season. He said hafs what our show Wes ,„ the morning after the Holly wood trade papers carried . It seems to me that after paying a broker's fee, stocks do lot pay more than 4 per cent or 5 per cent, except - as you sta- :ed in a recent column - for a :ew such as Monsanto Chemical Co., which pays 9 per cent. A. I believe you must have misunderstood my comments on Monsanto. This stock has been GROWING at the rate of 9 per cent a year, but the dividend yield or per cent return on the :urrent purchase price of the stock is just about 3 per cent.. There are many good stocks available which give you a return of 4 per cent or 5 per cent and, of course, with such ownership you have the chance to share in [uture growth of the company if there is any. Q. Is growth through acquisition real growth? A. The best place to look for real growth in any corporation, and especially those which have bought another, is in.earnings per share. When one corporation acquires another, the usual procedure is for the purchaser W issue more of its stock to pay off owners of :he company being bought. The new company almost automatically has larger sales and larger earnings, but since more shares of stock are Outstanding the result is not necessarily larger earnings PEft SHARE. If the company has a past record of acquisitions and in the process has increased earnings per share this would be a favorable record and indicate you have a "growth-minded" management. 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 Better Investing. Write to T. E. O'Hara, National Association of Investment Clubs, Dept. S., Box 1056, Detroit, Michigan 48231. >ublic has found him. "Three years ago," Lou says, '1 was living in a motel room, low I've got this fine house. Three years ago, I was making $125 a week. Now I get $10,000. Man, I can't believe it." Sunday School Lesson- By Ralph W. Loew, D.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Testing the Ten Commandments may seem to be like a woodpecker's rat-a-tat on a giant redwood. Yet this is a permissive generation, seriously flaunting accepted moral standards. Much that is happening to. day makes us seem to be the counterparts of those who were worshiping the gold calf when Moses returned to them. They came up with one of history's lamest excuses when their leader berated them. "We thought that you had gone from us," they whined. What will we say? "We thought God was dead?" Look up into the reality and presence of God and you come face to face with your neighbor. No religion that is vital can remain personal; it becomes social. Nor can we look at what is happening around us and claim to be innocent bystanders. Families break down; highway horrors are escalated; sex becomes an economic idol; property is misused and veracity Haunted. When these are accepted as normal, we are in trouble. Look again at these five of the Ten Commandments: Honor your father and your mother. You shall not kill. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. If these seem to have a negative post, look at them in their positive »Ut*ment: Respect, love and serve pa- rente and those in authority. By RALPH W. LOEW, DJ>. Help your neighbor in all of his physical needs. In matters of sex, words and conduct must be pure and honorable. Help your neighbor to improve and protect his property and his means of making a living. Defend your neighbor, speak well of him and explain his actions in the kindest way. To snub or ignore these is to end in that typical pose of our time, "I've not done anything worse than anyone else." That's when the old truism is obvious, "A good conscience is the invention of the devil." All of this leaps out of an ancient setting and into the items of this newspaper. Contemporary news reveals the need for a family structure that is king in Israel: every man did that which was right In his own eyes." In our permissive society too many come to a similar place. It is a time to re-examine the things that matter most. (NEXT: The Look In.) meaningful, with housing and education to strengthen the home. Read of wars and violence and consider our personal involvement. Think of the ways in which we trifle with fidelity. Observe the ways in which stealing goes on even when politely shrewd. Look deep into your conscience and consider the times persons are prejudged, emotional words used and scorn heaped before the facts or circumstances are known. One of the saddest sentences in literature Is recorded in the final statement of an Old Testament book, the Book of Judges. "In those days there was no BlythevjJl* (Ark.) Courier Newt Friday, May », 1M7 P»g» 9* WORLD ALMAMC FACTS Long before Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the 17th-century Huron Indians of southern Ontario began treating illness by dream interpretation. According to The World Almanac, the Hurons believed that misfortune or illness often stemmed from a person's unfulfilled desires. These desires were revealed in dreams. An unhappy or sick man could be cured if, for example, his dream for a new canoe were satisfied Copyright O I9«7, Xew>;tp«r Entwptlu AlMV The newly completed Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City bas the largest seating capacity of any opera house in the world. Built at a cost of $45 million, the Metropolitan Opera House wall 3,800, says The World Almanac. Back stage of the open house has the latest mechanical marvels, such as elevators, turntables, stages that can be raised or lowered, moving footlighU and moving scenery to insure technically perfect productions. Copyright e '»«'. N«W»P»B <t bMrptlM AM, 15 Years Ago — In Blytheyille Dr. and Mrs. Jack Webb are .spending this week in St. Louis where Dr. Webb is taking an advanced post, graduate course. Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hubbard and Mrs. A. E. Huntly have returned from a week's vacation at Lake Norfork. Summer school classes began this morning at Blythe^flle High School with 43 students registered. The school is a five- week term. Mrs. James C. Guard entertained members of the Junior Auxiliary executive board with a luncheon at her home in order to plan the year's work of the organization. Airman First Class Dan Caldwell of the Air Force, stationec at Birmingham, spent the weekend here. to hat's what our show tries do. "Our show," Brill says, "is aiming at tfoe young housewives n the 20-to-35 age bracket. The trouble is, it's hard to find any stars of that age who have anything to say." WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Million* of books published. after 1870 are in a serious state of deterioration in many libraries throughout the United States. At that time, publishers began using paper made from, wood pulp instead of from rags, says The World Almanac. ITie) new process involved treating the paper with an add which, over a number of years, caused the paper to become brittle. One answer to preserving books is to microfilm them. Copyright ® 19«T. Kwipaptr Baterprii* *H* BLTTTTr,vrH,B COURIER NBWS era cointiEK nrms co. 8. B. RAINES ruBLISHEB HARKT A. HAINES Assistant . nbllsber-Edltot PAUL O. HUMAN Aaterdslns Manuel Sole National Ad?ertlilnt Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New fork, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Mempnl 1 fltftond-clasi post&ce paid at Bljtieiflle, Ark Member of the Associated Pn*» SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj curler In the city of Blyin* nUe or any suburban tows when carrier sernce Is maintained SSe p* week Jl.SO ptr month. B; mall within « radio, at * miles. 18.00 per Teat 15 W tot Jl months. $3.1)0 for Oatr month;, b! mill, outside 50 mile radius «l».o per year payable ID adTance. Mau subscriptions an not Accept cf In town! and rltlo where Chi Courier News carrier Kirlct I maintained Mall subscription* •* ->avalilr in advance. MOTE. 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