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Settling the Dust ' For years, the city has had a static policy regarding street improvements. It has only rarely strayed from its formula of supplying about half the cost of any street improvement project. The property owner supplies tha remainder. Since this policy has been applied across the board, it has been fair enough. However, this assessment 5s made on the basis of historical judgement and what was good and fair in one day just might be something less than desirable in another. For example, among those sections of town Which most desperately need street improvement, funds from property owners may never be forthcoming because the inhabitants of some of these areas obviously are having a tough enough go of it merely in putting the daily bread on the table. Of course, nothing would delight city government more than to be financially capable of paving every street in town and picking up the tab for the 1 job. Unfortunately, there isn't this kind of money in the city treasury. Vi ewi Of OtU What then is the next test thing? Probably just about any mov« which would be economically feasible and which would result In control of road dust during the coming summer and fall months. One of the chroma complaints among inhabitants of certain sections of the city has been dust. It is the single complaint which has been raised again and again over the years. It is not without its psychological angle, either. Stand beside a dusty street, if you will, and observe the pall which hangs over block after block after some air-conditioned automobile gpeeds through the neighborhood. Chances are the car owner has more invested in his rolling stock than do any combination of three home owners In the block have in their dwellings. The psyche facto* is that the home owners know it. Since the primary purpose of government is to wake life more secure and happier, the essence of government often may be distilled from such a mundane problem as settling the dust Community Spite Fences H this newspaper Is to say what It wants to say, this editorial must, of necessity, be frank and above-board, and we publish it in the full knowledge that at least some will take exception to its conclusions. But we are disturbed, and we believe many share our uneasiness at the lack of area cooperation and even the presence of antagonism between certain areas within the Bootheel. We have, in years past, referred to this feeling by a more polite term: civic rivalry. But it is sometimes, too often we fear, more ttan that, It sometimes shows through as burning haired. , Recognizing the fact that It takes two to start an argument, let us again at the beginning and conclude that no parties in the dispute are innocent. Let us conclude, for want of better evidnece, that Kennett is as guilty as the communities that are critical of Kennett. Indeed, let us go one step further and state that Kennett must assume a greater burden of the guilt, if only for the reason that it is a larger community, and this in itself, makes it suspect among its neighbors. * * * But whether the issue is a proposal to expand the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital, to arrange a suitable basketball schedule, or establish a junior college district, the argument too often becomes: If Kennett is for it, then we must automatically be against it. On he other hand, Kennett citizens have sometimes adopted the foolish attitude that because it bore a Kennett label, it was automatically good and if it bore a label from a neighboring community, it was automatically bad. Not too many months ago this newspaper plugged for the formation of a Highway 25 Association. The idea caught hold and eventually a meeting was held to discuss the possi- bility of forming such a group In Dunklin and Stoddard Counties. The atmosphere at that organizational meeting was superb. Leaders from one community mixed with leaders of others; the spirit was one of concern for an entire area, aot a specific locale. The remarks at this meeting went something like, "This is the first time we've ever gotten together to discuss a mutual problem— and isn't it great?" It was great. Well, the same kind of enthusiasm Is possible with innumerable kinds of projects, ranging all the way from a better understanding of school problems to industrialization, from higher education needs to highway requirements. * * * The theory behind such an organization Is sound. You don't hate the fellow you become acquainted with, the fellow who tells you his area's problems, and the fellow who offers to help you with your community's probems. There may be some pseudo-realist who will claim the idea won't work. But how do we know? We've never tried it. Instead, we have permitted the jealousies and the hatreds and the dislikes to grow. We have erected a mythical spite fence that starts at a community's city limits. This newspaper shares with hundreds of others in the Bootheel a dream of an area that is rich and productive, indusrtialized and agriculturalized, populous and prosperous. But the Bootheel will never make it until the community spite fences are torn down and everyone has the same vision. Before we can build, we must first tear down these fences. Isn't it time we started tearing them down? -Missouri Weekly (Kennett, Mo.) Show Beat by Dick Kleiner DOKWt PO MUCK FOR YOU, L£OM\D.'* BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON US. Mideast Involvement Could Slow Vietnam Supply By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) An effect on U. S. prosecution of the war in Vietnam is likely if the United States gets into even limited military operations in the Israeli - Egyptian conflict. This assumes the United States would go into the Mid- shipping needed for the Viet- dle East only as part of ainam supply routes and an as- suppy and patrol problems very difficult. Certainly, at a minimum, any such Middle East operation could involve one or two aircraft carriers. This would. mean a delay in sending a need- slow in participating in whatev- ed aircraft carrier to Vietnam ier Middle East military tasks the administration believes to be in the national interest. . Nevertheless, for international political reasons (and because would further complicate these logistics. The problems anticipated, however, are not so great that the military men are advising the political leadership to go waters. Such opertions would also require the diversion of cargo United Nations or other multi- country task force. Troops would not be a problem in a limited U. S. participation. Two airborne brigades sortment of other naval vessels which will be required in Viet- lam. A limited U.S. participation of the type talked about here JACOBY ON BRIDGE WEST *A72 VQ107 + Q109 + JU94 NORTH (I» AQ865 V63 * A8G32 *Q2 EAST A 10 3 VAJ952 + KJ54 + 83 West SOTJTH AKJ94 VK84 *7 *AK765 Both vulnerable North East South Pass Pass 14 Pass 2* Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 1* 1* 34 Pass Jac. on Bridge Thurs. June 8 The Timid Don't Win at Bridge One thing that distinguishes the good rubber bridge player is that he is willing to overbid a trifle on his way to game. He knows that if you wait for sure things you won't get set often but you aren't going to be a winner. A match point player would probably drop the bidding on today's hand at two spades. He would reason that a three spade bid might change his potential plus score to a minus and by passing at two spades he would not get a really bad match point score even though game could be made. Tommy Taller ef New York never plays match points. He reasoned that there might well be a good play for four spades and that games don't grow on bushes so he rebid to three spades and hoped for the best. Wingate Bixby who sat North had already made two bids with bis eight high card pont but he, liked his hand. He had four trumps, queen small of Tommy's first bid suit and confidence in his partner's dummy play. Actually the play wasn't too ene and he decided that his best tough. Tommy's jack ef trumps took care of East's ten at trick line of play would be to get rid of the opposition's trumps. He led back a trump. West put up his ace and played a third trump. Then Tommy went after the club suit. Since It broke 4-2 he had to use dummy's last trump to ruff out West's jack of clubs. This left him with three are available. These could be \ would certainly not bring dis- put info place in quick time, j aster in Vietnam. The slowdown I Fleet units with Marines are in would not be great. In pros- the Mediterranean. Other troops pect, however, it appears large are in Europe. Air transport enough to worry some of the would be no problem. I generals who would have to The bugaboo would be naval' solve these problems, ships and supply. Suppose the I The supply problems of Viet- U.S. task force were to help nam are already enormous, keep open the Gulf of Aqaba Though this U.S. supply to Viet- possible losers in hearts and j and the Strait of Tiran, which i nam has been handled Well, it nothing to do but lead a heart from dummy and hope for the best. East ducked the heart lead and Tommy ducked also. He still had time to play up to his king of hearts again and there was always the chance that West might make a mistake. West didn't. He shifted to a diamond but Tommy took dummy's ace,, led a heart, rose with his king and scored game and rubber. 9 1»7 ty Ntt, (»c. "John Daly, new rfirwtor of the Voice ef America, wont) to know—what's aur 'lint'l" the Egyptians are guarding and reportedly have mined. The geography of this area, the ruggedness of the islands and the coastal areas, the positioning of the islands, the narrowness of the deep channels and the shallowness of much of the water, would make the has been a headache. It promises to become more difficult, in any event, as the pacification program grows on top of the sustained miitary effort, now pushing ahead at a very rapid pace. The problem is simply this: A drain into the Middle East the Doctor Says By night two or three times a week and wash it out in the morning. Q — What sort of help can be given a person with a moderately severe paranoid personality? A — A paranoid is unduly sus- using a facial sauna unit for cury ointment in your scalp at acne? What is the best treatment for these blemishes? A — A sauna unit brings moist heat to the skin. The same r e s u 11 can be obtained with hot packs. Moist heat by itself will not cure acne. You should cut your intake of salt. Iodized salt should be strictly av'ded. Recent reports indicate that small doses of tetraby- cline or erythromycin help many persons with acne. Other doctors have found benzoyl peroxide alone or in combination with th§r drugs helpful. All the drugs mentioned are obtainable only on a doctor's prescription. Q — Is it harmful to pinch or squeeze pimples? A — Yes, because this allows infection to enter the skin or, if the lesions are already infected, it favors syread of the infection. Q — I am a woman, 53, and in good health. I have suddenly develped sore spots on my »c4lp that come and go. What causes them and what can I do for them? A — This may be acne ne- crotica ~ no connection with the acne so common in teenagers. Try rubbing a 10 per it does not want to get involved too deeply in too many places at once), the State Department is attempting to work out a Middle East solution which would not involve U.S. forces. U. S. diplomats reason that any international task forces in the Middle East would work better and cause less worldwide tension if they are composed of Iroops from small countries. Many nations would be suspicious of the motives of large countries participating, even if they supplied only small numbers of troops. Whether a solution that doesn't involve U.S. forces is possible is not at all certain. If there were fighting which involved international troops, almost inevitably the internation- a group would call on the United States for sizable aid. after another day or two in the hospital, let him recuperate at home. Far from harming the unborn child the operation, if needed to correct an overactive thyroid, would improve the chances for a healthy baby. Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of picious and distrustful. As his;general interest in future col- disease progresses, he develops an elaborate, system of delusions of persecution. Such persons, if not committed to a mental institution, may go beserk. In any event, expert psychiatric treatment is essential. Q — Is the removal of the thyroid gland a dangerous operation? How long would one need to recuperate in the hospital? If I were in the early stage of pregnancy, would the operation harm the unborn child. A — There is some danger associated with any operation but with modern surgical technique the danger has been greatly reduced. The modern trend is to get the patient up on the day following operation and, Enterprise Association Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Written for Newspaper Q — What do you think of > cent white ammoniated mer- Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt Thursday, June 8, 1%7 Page Six WORLD ALMAMC FACTS The electric ear may be coming back, says The World Almanac. The problems that doomed the cars in the early 1900sv-low speed, short range and limited battery life—we being overcome t»y scientists in an attempt to develop an efficient, compact "city car" for the future, Copyright ® 1867, SnUrorJjo Aim. Tearful, tragic telephone calls The caller — Judy Garland. The called — anyone who might have any influence with David Weisbart, producer of "Valley of the Dolls." Judy was dropped from the cast and replaced by Susan Hayward, and she would like another chance. I hear Judy was fantastically good, prerecording the songs for the film. Everyone was en- thusiastfc about her making it this time. But later there were problems. Weisbart let her go- And now, he phone calls. All to no avail, unfortunately. After just standing 'there in her bikini through 12 of the American - International beach party pictures, Salli Sachse gets her first big part in the studio's "The Trip." Of course, she does a little bikini - standing In this one, too, but ths time her face is painted. "The Trip" is a story of the effects of LSD on a young man (Peter Fonda). Salli wanders through his hallucinations in her bikini and painted face. "I've never really taken LSD,' she says. "But I have tried marijuana a few times. I can take it or leave it." Salli Sachse — her name is pronounced "Soxy" — was first signed by AIP for the beach party pictures because she looked good on the beach. She comes from LaJolla, and standing on the beach comes naturally. But when the acting bug bit. Where the other beachstanders did nothing. Salli began taking acting lessons. Now she's the only one of the original AIP group left at the studio. "I like working for AIP," she says. "It's steady work — and I have nobody paying my rent, so I have to earn money." Since this column is, according to Hugh O'Brian, the most popular one with the troops in Vietnam, Hugh has asked me to give the boys a message — he's coming back. He'll play Sky Masterson ta a compact production of "Guys and Dolls,' which the USO end the Hollywood Co - ordinating Committee is s e n d i n g over sometime in June. Jean Dalrymple is supervising the production. "It's the first time a show of this size will make the trip. There are 17 ni the company and they'll play 16 days in Viet nam, five in Thailand and eight in Japan. There will be no sets — "All I'll need is a chair and a table" — and each of the company will carry his own costume and prop in his own luggage. Hugh says all the singers were chosen because of their ability to belt without benefit of microphone. And the musicians — four of them — are men who are strong enough to carry their own instruments. Hugh gets no salary and the others are paid the union minimum, $150 a week. Hugh is high in his praise of the patriotic sacrifice they're making. He says for musical performers, the summer is their peak season, when they can ordinarily make a good living in summer stock. "But they'd rather do t h i s," he says. "I can't say enough about these people. The star gets the credit, but these peo- pi really should — thy make th bigger sacrifice." Ever hear of a star doubling for a double? It happened on the set of Mannix, Mike Connors' new series. He actually has two doubles on the payroll. But, for one scene, that wasn't enough. The scene had him driving across a golf course with a helicopter chasing him. The first- string double was flying t h a helicopter. The other d o u b 1 a was supposed to be in the car, doubling for him. But this one, it developed, couldn't drive. So Mike did the driving — doubling for his double. 75 Years Ago —In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Gaines and daughters Bertha Ann and Gena and son Richard have returned from a fishing trip to Whiskey Chute. Misses Margery and Ruth Hale have arrived to spend the summer vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hale. They have been students at Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dates have returned home after visit. ing their son, Jim Gates, in Kansas City. . COURIER NKWS TOE COURIEH NerWB CO. B. IV. BAINES. PDBLI5HEB HARRT A. BA1NEB Assistant . Ublisher-Edltor P.4UI, O. StMMfi Advertislaf Manager Sale National AdierUslu Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New T«rk, Cnlcaco. Detroit. ItUnta. Meraphlt Member of the »Jsoclat*0 Pit* SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier In tn« elti ot Blruu- nue or aay suburban town waen earner semce Is maintained 35c pel week li.so per month. 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