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Wanna Breathe? It'll Cost Our nomination for the 1967 Groan- ie Award (a miniature can of deodorant, mounted on a bottle of Geritol, all dune in solid brass and presented to the advertising agency which has manifested the most cheek and straifhtest face) goes to that Madison Avemie-er who put together a booklet on air pollution. Picking up the fee for the pollution piece was a major petroleum company (stop giggling and pay attention). The pamphlet comes on with profundities like, "Solving the problem will be difficult." It then proceeds to explore the difficulties. For example: "Carbon monoxide is something else that comes out of the tailpipe. It can be dangerous stuff." Got that? Then there follows an examination of other pollutants. .. like lead. "Lead in gasoline," it says, "is not dangerous." Feel better? Ah, but, wait, "But lead in people can be." You can't get lead poisoning by breathing, we're assured. On the other hand, lead is so fouling car engines that we're probably getting poisoned by something else . . . like smog. "If it takes a different kind of gasoline," we're informed, "count on us to make it!" (We've BEEN counting on you all these years, but so far it has availed us only more and more dirt- ier and dirtier air.)' To quote further (parenthetical material supplied): "When the smoke has cleared—and it will—the car in your garage will probably be a modified version of th« one there now. The one that used to be a polluter. (USED to be?) "Diesel exhaust . , . adds a. few mild pollutants to the air ... (what's a few mild pollutants among friends?) "Research is also being done on special mufflers that mask unpleasant odors with pleasant ones." (The error of this sort of thinking has been explained untold hundreds of times in those teevee commercals which warn us about merely "covering up" odors.) The pamphlet's views on other topics of interest in the area of pollution run something like this: Electric cars, safer fuels, turbine engines, industrial and auto exhaust cleansing systems, all expensive. The booklet, which is encouraging in view of the fact that it at least admits we have a problem, makes much of the fact that the effort to clean the air is going to cost money. It is very true that it is going to cost money. It also is true that it is dificult to equate morality and public health with money . . . difficult, but it's clone every day. Of OtU Show Beat by Dick Kleiner Hair Crisis Brigadier Stylianos Pafakos Is bald and clean-shaven, and his only disadvantage in the Greek Hair Crisis has been his shaggy eyebrows. Whether the eyebrows had anything to do with the outcome of the Hair Crisis is something that history will have to decide. The brigadier himself isn't talking. Brigadier Patakos is one of the leaders of the military junta that recently took over the government of Greece. He brought on the Hair Crisis shortly after the coup when he ordered that visitors to Greece would hereinafter be expected to have close-cropped hair and smooth-shaven faces. Special barbershops would be established at all airports and ports of entry and frontier crossings and hirsute incomers would either be pruned or turned away. And if a visitor tried to grow a beard or long hair while in the country, he could be hauled off to the nearest barber. Or, If he so chose, deported with his hair intact. There were recriminations—from travel agents, mainly, but also from other mem- . bers of the Junta and from one American newspaper correspondent who had a goatee. So the next day the Athens papers discreetly announced that the order had been revised to include only "the internationally well- known beatnik-type tourists." That cleared the way to Athens for the rich-bearded and scholarly-bearded tourists, for Archbishop Makarios, for the Patriarch of Constantinople, and for the internationally well-known bearded lady with the circus that comes down sometimes from Yugoslavia. The American newspaperman also was reportedly assuaged. Anyway, another order was made public this week, nullifying the original and the revised orders, and apparently ending the Hair Crisis once and for all. The final order was signed by Brigadier Patakos and Colonel Papadopoules, the two bigshots of the junta who apparently decided that governing Greece was too big a job to waste a lot of time splitting hairs.—Pine Bluff Commercial. Supplements We find It hard to get upset about Governor Rockefeller's plan to subsidize certain key State employees with his own money. Hiring of top professionals calls for top salary outlays — an advantage government service doesn't always enjoy. If Mr. Rockefeller thinks enough of his State and its advancement to want to make money contributions tn it. we should be appreciative, not critical.—Warren Eagle Democrat. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal.—Matthew 6:19. OOES EV£RY8oJ>Y HATE 05? WE MIGHT BE. TH& AMSiw&a TO THe POPULATION* BIOSSAT AND CKOMLEY IN WASHINGTON Doves Hatfield, Percy Pain The GOP Image-Builders JACOBY ON BRIDGE J.~ORTH AJ103 V54 * A 7 « 2. + KQ86 WEST EAST *875 V KJ9863 » AQ2 4 K J9 4853 * 9 2 * 10 7 5 4 SOOTH (D) A AQ962 V 107 40104 + A.T.1 Neither vulnerable West North East Sooth 1* tV 2 A 3V Pass Pass 3 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— V 8 North and South might well have gone to four spades with their cards. South would have no trouble making four spades if he could find East with the king of spades because he would be able to draw trumps and eventually discard one diamond on dummy's fourth club. Three spades was a far better contract but South did not make that either. East's defense was too good. West opened the eight of hearts. East looked things over carefully and saw that his partner was sure to hold the king of hearts. West would have led the jack from jack - ten - nine- eight. East also saw that he needed to get the lead twice and played his queen of hearts. Then he led back the eight of diamonds. South played the ten and West the jack. Dummy's ace won the trick and the spade finesse was lost. West put East in with the ace of hearts and the second diamond lead gave West two diamond tricks. "Beautiful defense," said West. "Glad you didn't put me to the test." "What test?" asked East. "A real test," said West. "A bad player would have won the first heart with the ace ant played the queen immediately Tliis would have given South his contract automatically, fair player would have won the fir.st heart with the ace and led the diamond. This play j would have given me a chance jto underlead my king of hearts i when I got in with the king of S spades. I'm happy you didn': Igive me that problem." © 1S67 by NfA, l«." "Itall ifarterf whtn f ifopptrf trying to print lomtthing." By BRUCE BIOSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WAH1NGTON (NBA) The Republican party's star roster of Senate freshmen is very much in the showcase, as many party people hoped it would be. But the dovish leanings of two new senators tend to complicate GOP image-building for 1968. Nonpolitical sources in Oregon report that Sen. Mark Hatfield, the party's most outspoken dove on the war in Vietnam, is sagging badly in his home state as result of his steady pounding on the issue. One listening - post type, who hears much comment from Oregon voters, said anti-Hatfield sentiment seems to be rising in response to what he terms the senator's "shrill" an. tiwar observations. Hatfield, of course, will not face the electorate for more than five years. But he won in 1966 by a thin 24,017 votes over hawkish Robert Duncan, and these new reports can hardly be a joy either to him or his party. Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois is less clearly dovish than Hatfield, but in many of his public utterances on Vietnam the dove- like elements have drawn crucial attention. Yet, there is no great sign these comments are endearing him to American voters in the large, nor to some of the Re- publicans whos support he might need should he suddenly be thrust into the foreground of the 1968 presidential fight. A conservative Republican of some professional experience who earlier was strong for Percy — as an attractive figure who dutifully backed Barry Goldwater in 1964 — today is almost totally disenchanted. Percy's most recent Vietnam speech here was coolly received. Dovish comment drew not a flicker of applause. Though the much - talked- of Republican Senate staff report seems to have muddied the party's Vitnam position badly, the rather inhospitable public response to Hatfield - Percy dovishness suggests that the GOP will not come down on this line in 1968 and Is unlikely to nominate any dove or near-dove for president. Nevertheless, these two senators, like their fellow freshmen stars, continue very much in demand on the speech circuit — and GOP leaders bent on giving the party a new look want them out front as much as possible. In addition to obvious fence- maintenance in Illinois, Percy has delivered more than a score of major talks in such diverse spots as Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Hastings, Neb. Palm Beach, New York Louisville, Concord, N. H. Hatfield has been averaging some 11 talks a month since he took office. Many are before religious groups or at prayer breakfasts. As one source says: '•He is recognized as a very articulate spokesman for the Christian faith." The Oregonlan also appears Often on college campuses as widely separated as Stanford and Harvard. His antiwar views go down well at church and school. "He feels an obligation to present an alternative," says an aide. The real star of the GOP firmament, however, is Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, first Negro chosen to the Sen ate. He has had more than 1,400 invitations to speak since his election, and they still pour in at 30 to 35 a day. A New York source says Brooke has more than 50 bids to speak in that state alone. The senator's office says he accepts only about 2 per cent of his invitations. But the demand, like his incredible mail, stays high. His switch from a dovish stance increased the load. Young Sen. Howard Baker, first Republican elected to the Senate from Tennessee in modern times, has made more than 35 speeches in some 11 states ranging from Texas to New England. Key party professionals think this is the best image-building Republicans have had from their congressional wing in decades. If only the Vietnam issue did not mess things up some. HOLLYWOOD FOOTLOOSE AND FREEWAY A question often asked ana an answer seldom given - why can't Hollywood make successful low - budget features like the English, French, Italian moviemakers? Producer - director Roger Gorman's theoretical answer: "Eco nomics. We're forced because of high labor costs and the lack of a governmental subsidy, to shoot for the mass audience. Europeans can make cheaper films. Pellini's films cost ?600,000 in Italy — and besides he has a subsidy of several hundred thousand — and they would cost $2 million to make here." Hollywood seems a little cheerier these days. An old friend and wonderful girl — Kaye Ballard - has joined the growing list of merry migrants who have settled here. Kaye has turned her back on Broadway, where she had done so many wonderful things, for the greener pastures (when you can see them through the smog) of Hollywood. "I had enough of trying for artistic achievement," Kaye gays. "I've been in the business for 22 years and I've finally decided to try and make some money." She came here in January for the new series, Mothers-In-Law, with Eve Arden, which will be on in the fall. She did the Colgate Comedy Hour recently, too She has learned how to drive. She's playing tennis. She's having a ball with old friends. The only bad thing is she's gained weight. And, so far, she's finding a television series a snap. "It's easier than anything," Kaye says. A call from another old friend renewed my faith in the institution of marriage. The caller was Tybee Afra, the girl-half of the dancer team of Brascia and Tybee. Tybee and Johnny Brascia are married and now John- ny i« doing a big acting part in ' i Martin's "The Ambush- ers," meaning n» dancing for awhile. I'll be content to let Johnny do things," Tybee says. "I gave up acting - I was in 'Hazel Flagg' on Broadway — for dancing and I might go back to it, too. But I'm more concerned with Johnny's career." They'll dance again this summer in Copenhagen at the gala festivities to mark that city's BOOth birthday. But if this part leads to the things for Johnny that Tybee thinks it will, they won't be dancing much any more. Petula Clark calls England the "mini-country" .. Isobel Lennart is writing Cary Grant's next, based on the novel "The Old Man and Me" and Cary's leading lady may be Jane Fonda ... At least that's what he says ... Anjanette Comer is playing the romantic field — lately, I've seen her out with David Hemmings, Jack Jones and Omar Sharif ... Somebody called Sammy Davis Jr. a school drop-out and he snapped back, "I never went to school, so I'm not a drop-out — in fact, I never even dropped in." Written for Newspaper Association Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.O. illary skin may be tried. These, however, are desperation measures and most victims are not ready to go that far. Q — I suffer from excessive sweating in the groin. What can be done for it? A — See answer to previous question concerning the same sity, heavy clothing, e a tin g| problem only on a higher level. Q — My son, 19, has a bad the Doctor Says „ J By Q I am a girl, 19, with excessive underarm perspiration. I have tried various deodorants and hexachlorophene soaps but nothing seems to help. What do you recommend? A — Excessive sweating in any area is aggravated by environmental heat, exertion, obe- spicy foods and drinking coffee or alcohol. Heredity may also be * factor. Self - consciousness about the problem increases nervous tension and this too, can cause overactivity of the sweat glands. When the usual preparations fail it is often because they are not used regularly every day. If this is not the reason for the failure, Xray treatment, cutting the sym- pithetic nerve roots that supply Hi; axillary sweat glands or even removing some of the ax- Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New Saturday, May 27,1867 Page Pour odor from sweaty feet. He takes a shower every day and always puts on clean socks, but the odor persists. What should he do? A — Fresh perspiration is odorless but, when it is mixed with the products of bacterial decomposition of dead skin cells used in making shoes, a foul odor often results. This can usually be controlled by sprinkling powdered alum in the shoes each morning but, If this doesn't work, a food powder containing 2 per cent Prantal should do the trick. Q — I am on a diet that forbids whlti vegetables. What are considered white vegetables besides potatoes? A — I have never heard of this classification but surely rice would qualify. Usually a diet that prohibits rice and potatoes does so because they have a high starch content. This would apply equally to corn, peas, beans and lentils. Q - What sort of test is used to diagnose a potassium deficiency in the blood? Sixteen years ago I took large doses of cortisone for about four months. After this length of time could I still be deficient in potassium A — The potassium level in the blood can be determined by a chemical test. A deficiency of potassium can be corrected In a few days with a high potassium diet or potassium gaits. It would not persist. Please send your questions and comments to Way no G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. Whil* Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in futurt columns. 75 Years Ago — In BlytheYille Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Guerin of Roswell, have arrived to visit their daughter, Mrs. James Terry and family. Capt. Robert N. Johnson has returned to Fort Hood, Texas after spending a furlough here with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Johnson. Mrs. Robert Warren and son Bobby left yesterday for Corinth Miss., where they will spend the week visiting relatives. Billy Crafton left Sunday for Little Rock for induction into the Navy. From Little Rock, he will go to San Diego where he will undergo recruit training for 11 weeks. Carol Lynley's big thrill in England was when she went ice skating with her little daughter and a 15-year-old English boy tried to pick her up. "He thought Jill was my kid sister," Carol says. Greatest Fleet The United States had the greatest merchant fleet of all time at the end of World War II. Its total of 36 million tons gross was more than half of thi world's tonnage at that time. Accidents Greatest single threat to lif« for children ages one to fou! are accidents. About 5,000 pre> school children are killed ai» nually in accidents in the United States. CUE COURIER NKW8 nut Douniei. Nmva co. a W. HAINES r«BUSHEB HARHT ». HAINES Assistant . nbUsher-Edlto* PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manactt SnJ* NatJanaJ AdiertMnt Representative Willard Witmer Co. New »«», Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Mtmphll 8ir.ond-cla» postage paid at BlytheTllle, Ark Member ol the Associated frtm SUBSCRIPTION RATES By earner In the cltj at Bryvfie- nue or any suburban town when carrier service Is maintained 350 pel nek 11.90 on month. a? mall within > raditu ol m mlloi, M.OO per rear »500 lot «U months, S3.uo for ttmr month:. b» nuU, outside SO mile radius '1805 ait year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accept- er In town* and citlei where Thu Courier News carrier lerriee II maintained Mall subscription! tn navnhlp In adranoe. 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