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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 9, 1967
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Hypothetical Exercise . Since the Israeli tiger was found to be fully toothed, the United States was spared (at least as of the moment) further embarrassment and pain in its foreign relations. In short, the good guys won . . . this time without any active involvement on the part of our government, evidently. Given a different set of hypotheses, the foreign relations outlook of the United States would be critical instead of merely grim. '. For example, what if Israel had tottered? What if the Gulf of Aqaba had remained closed? Whither then, American policy? To further complicate this theoretical exercise, what if that most prolific of all incubator of revolutionaries — Latin America—at this juncture produced one or more champions of communism who offered serious threats "to existing governmental structures in one or more of the nations to the South? The United States, up to its teeth in an Asian war, would find itself tempted to intervene in a middle-eastern war and almost powerless to assist in a critical situation much closer to home. At this point, it seems that the United States is capable of waging only about one ?25 billion-a-year war at a time. Certainly the cost in material and lives in Viet Nam is ample. But now must be added the additional cost of this war which is the weakening of the United States position elsewhere in the world. Happily, the Israeli military machine is as to the South Vietnamese as Cassius Clay is to Sal Mineo. Happily, Latin America hasn't hatched a revolution recently. Unhappily, the United States someday may be faced with making even more grave decisions while the cloud of its Asian war hangs over every conference table. ' Mi'*' i » Jack Baker (at the time a staff member) looked up from his typewriter and asked with unmasked incredulity. • "Do you mean that you got Ed Hayes out of a brewery?" That's right. "Other people go to a brewery and get a drunk or something, but you get an Ed Hayes," Baker commented, adding a few words about "luck." ' (Okay, someday I'll do a piece on where 1 got Jack Baker ... but later.) Ed, who is leaving this week to become sports editor of the evening paper in Orlando, Fla., is the only man I ever hired principally on the basis of a letter of application. I happened to be in St. Louis when the Boss called from Blytheville and said he had a good prospect for the sports editorship. "Who?" I asked. "Fellow who works for Anheuser-Busch," he said. After my laughter had subsided, he read the letter. It was a beaut. I called Ed and arranged for a rendezvous in one of St. Louis' cheaper Kool-Aid dispensaries. Well, he came on pretty strong . . . like if you haven't dug him in an Ivy League suit (6-5 and 230), you really can't appreciate the impression. ' The thought occurred to me that he probably was a lance corporal in the St. Louis branch of the Maffia. He chugged into Blytheville a few weeks later in a pre-war automobile which made it to Walnut and Railroad streets, coughed twice and gave up the ghost. It remained parked ' there until Ed made a fast deal with one of the used car skinners (he paid $5 to have it towed out of sight). It was George Anderson (at the time, chief of the Courier News Blytheville bureau) who presided over Ed's take-over of sports and who correctly appraised our new man: "A real nice guy who's going to do us a fine job." No one who ever knew Ed Hayes as a man disliked him. Those who knew him as the sports editor who never gave enough space to an offensive tackle, a second-string right fielder or an 11-flat sprinter (not to mention the third-grade touch football team of the Sons and Daughters of Justice), belched their displeasure over countless cups of coffee over the years. But even they might admit that no one ever labored so long or earnestly for so many athletic causes as Ed, even if their favorite nephew never got the headlines which was his due (and if these youngsters really are playing for headlines, perhaps a reassessment of the entire sports program is in order). Ed has seen a lot of life. It's surprising he's not thicker-skinned, but this is a gentle man ... and it hurt him to think that anyone would think that he would hurt, because he wouldn't. , He received,the shabbiest of treatment at the hands of one particular Arkansas organization and it wounded him (and he forgot and forgave . . . while my gall still run- neth over) but by and large his association here has been the happiest of relationships. Visiting coaches have written for copies of the paper. Some coaches, from much larger cities, have dropped, by the office the morning following a game to get a handfu! of papers to take back home "so I can show our people what kind of support sports gets up here in Ely they'll?." It's been a good 11% years. Godspeed. -H.A.H. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner Fisher-North Little Rock Times JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH A J 10 6 4 V 10876 453 WEST VK92 + KJ-42 EAST A9753 VQJ5 » Q J10 6 *Q6 SOUTH (D) AAK2 V A43 A A 10 7 5 Both vulnerable West North East South 1N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead-—* 2 South led a heart to his ace and threw West in again with the king of hearts. West underled his ace of diamonds. South made ;he last three tricks with the dng of diamonds and dummy's :en and eight of hearts. Will you dndly inform the court which card West played on the third spade lead?" "He played the deuce of hearts," replied the Lieutenant. Payson turned to the Judge and said, "Your Honor, I respectfully move for a directed verdict of acquittal. In the fa- The case of the people vs. South, accused of willfully and maliciously stealing three tricks, had been skillfully prosecuted by Hamilton Burg, the District Attorney. Bridge Detective Lieutenant Gragg had described the actual ; play of the hand in which SouKi with 18 points in his hand and •one point in dummy, had made -'three over-tricks at a one no- trump contract. • Merry Payson, attorney for : the defense, rose to cross-exa- •rnine. He began: "Lieutenant, I "recall from your testimony that West opened the deuce of clubs. East's queen forced Soutfi's ace. : South returned a club. West took rhis king and jack and threw .South in with the ten. Meanwhile 'East had discarded two spades. -South led his ace and king of .spades. The queen dreppwj utA "a third spade was led In rbm- imy's ten. SoutJi cashed fct jgei |end discarded the eight <?J &- 'nifrt.ds. Meanwhile, Eeart tad thrown the five and jack ol •htarts and West the- deuces nf hearts and diamonds. Then iiiiiiiilliniHiniin^ Today's Investor I J By Thomas E. O'Hara Chairman, Board of Trustees National Association of Investment Clubs ji , HOLLYWOOD (NEA) i In the MGM commissary, where the stars usually a'e gawked at, the gawkees had be- 1 come the gawkers. Sam Katzman was shooting his latest epic, "The Love-ins," and he had brought down some gen- 1 nine imported San Francisco hippies as extras. And, during the lunch break, there they were in all their (aauch) splendor, and people couldn't tear , their eyes away. I There were the girls, poor 1 things, barely out of grade school, with their long hair and purple eye shadow and fishnet stockings, looking like little kids in their mothers' 1 ' clothes. And, with them; the 'very serious beards, in their'blue jeans and beads and" earrings, trying to look so sophisticated and blase but succeeding'only in looking foolish. On the set, they were all in- 1 volved in "'the fim's big scene, a wedding, hippie - style. Director Arthur Dreifuss was having a hard time getting them to do what he wanted. Some of them must have been on LSD or something; their eyes were vague and they had little half- smiles on their faces and they i shuffled around and they nuz- ., zled each other and mumbled when they were supposed to be cheering the bride and groom. Dreifuss understood and was very patient. Producer Katzman, who specializes in quickies based on current themes, has assemoled some fine actors to headline "The Love-Ins." Richard Todd was brought over from England for the lead, and Susan Oliver and Mark Goddard are first - rate Hollywood actors. I asked Susan what a nice girl like her was doing in a |mous case of People vs. Culbertson it was established that ISie discard of a deuce under those circumstances clearly tells partner to protect that suit. If East had protected hearts then West could have dropped his king of hearts under South's ace. East would have gained ttie lead and played a diamond. When East, discarded hearts in spite of his partner's deuce discard he actually gave Sostb two tricks. 'West gave him the third when he underled his ace of diamonds." "Motion granted," said Hie Judge. "Defendant is acquitted." Q. I am a widow, 60, with $50,000 invested in mutual funds from which I receive $250 a month. I am also receiving $1,000 a year on a land contract from sale of real estate and have $15,000 in certificates of deposit in the bank. My ni- vised me to convert the certificates of deposit into mutual funds. What is your advice? A. I think you would be wise to leave half of your certificates of deposits untouched. With the other half you might invest roughly equal amounts in a major motor company, a major oil company and in a good utility. Although the switch may result in your temporarily having slightly less income, these investments should increase both in value and income during the years ahead, thus helping you overcome a further long-term rise in the cost of living we have every reason to expect. Q. I recently inhered about $100,000. I would like to invest this, but it seems that I get a different opinion from r y person I talk to. A banker suggests tune deposits. An acquaintance, w' cons'ders himself an investment author!'.y, suggests half be put in common stocks and half in bonds or tir-.e deposits. Another friend says i should put it all into mutual funds, while my wife has stili other ideas on good investing What do you suggest? •ery important amount of money. If you are totally iroxper- enced in investing, may ; sug- ;est that you talk with an in- •estment advisory service? Such organizations are made up of professional security analysts who specialize in guiding wur investment program. You would be charged a fee, but ;hese are profr .sionals and ;heir adivce and, if you choose, ;heir actual management of your funds, can pay off for you n the long run. You should find one listed in the classified telephone directory under that title. The Trust Department of your bank may also offer this ser- ice. However, if you want to manage the money yourself, . omend that you put the bulk of it into an assortment shares of companies growing faster than 5 percent a year. I'm enclosing a recent copy of Better Investing in • h i c h a model portfolio is outlined and this might give you some ideas for inc"'-idual companies '.j look at. Bank time depsits are certainly safe; however, the weakness of this type of investmenl for all of your funds is the fad that neither your income nor capital will increase with time. Inflation being what it is, this means that your $100,000 will actually decrease in purchasing power. On the other hand, long- term investments in good com- :han inflation. Q. I am considering a regular investment in a mutual fund and have narrowed my choice down to two. Because the shares of one cost less than the other trouble, today, h *fte *inrf can't bla# skirts any hiahtr than rtey already anl" A. You have come into a mon stocks tend to climb fastei picture like this. "I turned it down at first," she said. "But I hadn't done a licture in two years and I .vanted to do one. Besides, I had done 'Your Cheating Heart' for 3am Katzman and I think he's the most honest producer we ave." Todd's explanation for his participation was terse: "It's my job." Goddard, one of the regulars on CBS' Lost in Space, said that he had spent his hiatus from that series in an acting workshop, three nights a week, 'and I wanted a chance to put what I had learned to work and this just fit into my schedule." Richard Todd believes that "The Love-Ins" will be an important sociological document. "Hopefully," he says, "it will do some good. The tipoff to me was the other day, when I was watching a scene and a girl hippie came over to me and said, 'That scene is disgusting.' 1 asked her what was disgusting. " 'It makes LSD and marijuana ugly,' she said, and they're beautiful.' I think .our they're beautifu l.'I think our movie will drive people a w ,1 y from the drugs, by showing the ugliness of it all." Incitentally, Todd told 'me a story which might i n terest American stars. Very popular in England, he has a big, active fan club but wondered what the point of the club was. So he set to work to turn it into an organization of some purpose. He became interested in guide dogs for the blind, and aroused a simiar interest in his fans. Now the Richard Todd Fan Club works to raise money for this work, and so far has bought six guide dogs for needy blind people in England. 75 Years Ago — In Blytheyille Among those attending the Methodist Church Camp at Way I'm leaning toward it, believing | land Springs at Imboden, Ark. ['11 receive, or ;ain, more on i this week are Eugene Still, it. Am I right? iPatti Wright, Peggy Taylor, A. You should not put too I Gail Brogdon, Eva Lee Graves, much stress on the pric j of the Ronnie Bagley, Roger Sudbury, shares in buying a fund or any security for that matter. Instead, look at the earnings and appreciation record for the 10 years. A mutual fund may be selling at a low price because it was originally sold at a low price and never made any money, or it could have made good money and paid out all the earnings as dividends, still keeping its per share price low. It would be better to compare the performance of the which is likely in your local library. two funds in Arthur Wiesenberger's "Investment Companies" 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, Deot. S., Box 1056, Detroit, Michigan 48231. Nan Miller, Toby Long, Drane Adams and Edward Wimberiy. Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Scott, who have made their home here for the past several years, are moving to Memphis tomorrow where Dr. Scott will do post-graduate work in surgery. Bill Bracey has arrived home after his graduation from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's of science degree in business administation. He also received his commission as a second lieutenant. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smart have as their guest Mrs. Oren Washington of Holly Grove, Ark the Doctor Says Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Written for Newspaper Q _ what symptoms would, rickets in children or psteoma- vitamin deficiencv cause? lacia (softening of the bones) in a vitamin deficiency cause? Could it cause soreness of the tongue, dryness of the mouth, pains in the fingers and toes or nosebleeds? A — A deficiency of vitamin A may cause night blindness and dryness of the eyes; of vitamin B-l (t h i a m i n e) may lacia (softening i adults. No one of the vitamin deficiencies, however, would cause all of the symptoms you mentioned. Q — I have heard that to be effective vitamin B-12 must be given by injection. If that is so, why is it included in multi- cause nervous irritability, leg I vitamin pills? pains, wasting or atrophy of the j A — Vitamin B-12 promotes , j ,—:— -'normal growth in children. For this purpose, it may be given in tablets along with other vit- muscles and water - logging; of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) may cause , nervous irritability; depression, severe dandruff with seborreic dermatitis and a sore tongue; of vitamin B-2 (riboflavin) may cause cracking of the corners of the mouth, sore tongue, pain in the eyes on exposure to light and blurred vision; of vitamin B-12 (cobala- min) may cause anemia; of niacin may cause mental aber ratien, diarrhea and a skin rash; of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) may cause bleeding gums , nosebleels, brittle hair, dry skin, pain in the joints and slowness of healing of wounds; and of vitamin D may cause amins if the child cannot get a balanced diet. The vitamin is also a specific cure for pernicious anemia. For this purpose, injections into a muscle are most effective. Once the disease is controlled a maintenance injection is needed only nausea, weakness, headache, incordinate thirst and a feeling of general peplessness. The condition will clear up if you avoid cod liver oil, fortified milk, salmon, tuna fish, eggs, multivitamin tables and exposure to direct sunlight or ultraviolet lamps. Q — An X ray showed softening of my bones. Could that be a side effect of taking pre- dnisolone? I have been taking it for six years for arthritis. A — Yes. Drugs of the cortisone group should not be taken continuously. 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 general interest in future columns. Some 25,000 species of wild once every six or eight weeks, flowers grow in Hie. U n i t e d If, for any reason, it must be 'States. given by mouth it must be tak-' en daily. Q i — How does vitamin D poisoning affect a person? What can be done to cure it? A — Vitamin D poisoning may cause a loss of appetite, Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt Friday, June 9, 1967 Page ax IHK BblTIBITttLB COURIER NEWS IBB CODKIEli NBWS CO B. W. HAINES. PUBLISHES RARKX ». HAINR9 Assistant . nnllsher-Edrtoi PACT/ D. HUMAN Advertising Manager .idle National Advertlslnt Representative Jyallar^ Witmer Co. New Tort. Chicago. Detroit Atlanta Men second-class postage paid at Blytherllle. Ark. Member of the Associated pnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier In the cit» ol BJjvn*. nlle or aaj suburban town tvhera carrier senice Is maintained 35e pa week SI .50 per month Bj mall within a ndlni at in miles «s.oo per vear WOO tor Ox months, $3.1)0 for thnr month: of nail, outside W mile radius *i>M i>« Tear payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accept- er in towns and cities wnere Th« Courier News carrier service fa maintained Mai) subscription* tn nayable In advance. NOTE; The Conra mnn assumed no responsibility for photograph* manuscripts. .engraTinffS or matt Mt with It for possible pnbUcatioB. Historical Romance Answer to Previous Punle 2 Ravishingly beautiful ACROSS 41 Exclamation of llncognito . 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