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Mr. Jones and Frustration The American businessman and th« American working man are primarily action people. They seize a problem, engage it in earnest combat and somehow produce a solution . . . sooner or later, but usually sooner, and the sooner the better. It follows then that the politician who has done his basic training in the world of commerce is likely to be action-centered. This can ge good. It also can be frustrating, because political problems don't lend themselves to quick solutions ... due primarily to the fact that there after are three solutions offered for every problem and each of these solutions is reinforced by people. Political problems then become people problems and people must be allowed to withdraw from stated positions with grace and some honor . . . otherwise they won't withdraw at all and tend to be inflexible (and this problem is compounded in international politics, an area which is particularly vexatious to many politicians and voters in the United States). It is not surprising then that a Winthrop Rockefeller would find frustra- kerf tion aplenty as h« attempts to brin» the methodology which he has used so well in other fields into politics. An Orval Faubua on the other hand would find less frustration in the governor's office. He came down out of the Omks where the main business is people business, where life is deliberate and where the "set-and-talk-a- spell" approach is (or was) a way of life. Thus the state finds its chief executive occasionally displaying his feelings of frustration openely as he did last week with a highly personal attack on Faulkner County Senator Guy Jones, a source of discontent for the Governor during the 1967 Legislature. Although the Governor's displeasure with Senator Jones is understandable, it is doubtful that he made any contribution to Mr. Jones' early political demise by attacking him personally. It has been made amply clear that attacks on politicians from outside their constituency almost invariably contribute to their popularity. Mr, Faubus knows all about that, too. Of OtL Those Tax Assessments Hollywood Highlights 'NOBopY BUYS IT ANY Mrs. R. H. Jones, our valued associate here at The Times, recently moved to town from Carson Lake and bought a small home. When she received her first tax bill on the home, she brought it to us and, pointing to the "value," she said, "What does that mean?" We asked, "What did you pay for th« house?" She said, "$10,000." We said, "That means you're assessed for $11,500." Every person who has purchased a small home in recent years should check his assessment. Pattern being used by the tax assessor now is to fix the value at about 12 percent under what the house cost, or sold for. That's right—we checked—a $63,000 doctor's home is assessed at 88% of that, and $10,500 homes in Mockingbird are valued at W% of that. Now, if your home is assessed for more than 88% of what you paid for it—in recent years—then you are being wronged and you should make your plans to go before the Equalization Board in August and demand an adjustment. Then all the small homeowners, hundreds of them, should appear before the Equalization Board and say: "Gentlemen, we are assessed at nearly 100% of the market value of our homes. What about that business building downtown for which the owner is asking $40,000 and which is assessed at $18,000? What about the business building that rents for $3,000 a year and is assessed at $13,460? What about all of this rich farmland that can't be bought for $500$900 an acre and which is assessed at an average of $250? "Yes, and what about the mansions in the country fhat are assessed at 50% while the poor man in town is assessed at 88%?" Free Americans you may be, but you won't do that.—Osceola Times. Reversal Senator Dirsen, complaining about the one- man, one-vote ruling being applied to state legislatures, said the other day: "Now as one fellow from a rural area put it: "Those from the city couldn' care less about our interests or about our needs.' And you see the problem they're up against." Vest, it's the same problem the people of the city were up against all those years before the one-man, one-vote ruling, all those years when legislators represented areas instead of peopl.—Pine Bluff Commercial. JACOBY ON BRIDGE WEST A Q J 9 •/J1032 4Q1072 + A5 NORTH (1>) 4 A64 VQ7 > AK53 + J1076 EAST 1Z * K 10 7 5 3 V95 4J864 4,43 SOUTH A 82 + 9 + KQ982 North-South vulnerable West Pass Pass Pass Pass North 1 » 1N.T. 3 A 4* Pass Eisi Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Sooth IV 3* 3N.T. 6* Opening lead—A Q Oswald: "In the good old days a cue bid was a cue. bid. It showed first round control and invited a slam. Today we have every sort of cue bid imaginable. In fact, some of our most modern experts use cue bid as a way to keep out of trouble with a bad hand." Jim: "It is confusing, but if you bear in mind that a cue bid is always a one-round force you can make it work to great advantage, provided you and your partner know what you are doing." Oswald: "North has 14 high card points and a balanced hand. South has 12 high card points and two five-card suits. When this hand was played in a Jackson, Miss., tournament several years back, Bernard Tighe of Jackson and John To- Jedano of New Orleans were one of the few pairs to reach the cinch six-club contract. The key bid was John's three-spade cu* bid." Jim: "Bernard knew that John could not have a real spade suit. If he had he would have bid a spade over the heart response. He could not be sure if John was just showing a double spade stopper or the spade ace so he merely rebid to three no-trump." Oswald: "When John continued to four clubs Bernard knew exactly what was in John's mind. John had limited his hand by the one no-trump re- bid. His later bids of three spades and four clubs had shown the ace of spades and a hand that was very good for clubs. That was enough for Bernard. He bid the club slam." Jim: "Strangely enough the club slam was safer than three no-trump. All Bernard had to do was to ruff one heart. Four no-trump would make as the cards lie but if East had held the ace of clubs as well as his five spades, a spade lead would have beaten three no-trump." B/OSSAT AND CROMUY IH WASHINGTON Excision of the Mideast's Cankers Too Long Delayed By RAV CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) If the United States had spent unite neighboring lands against iU.N. troops blocked Egypt from Israel. [enforcing the blockade. No real 2. Something might have been : attempt was made to find a per- done about Jerusalem. Arabs manent solution. say it is a Moslem holy place, more time working on Middle • as well as Christian and Jewish. East problems before they ex-j They want internationalization, ploded, the Egyptian • Israeli | Part of the city has been in war might not have occurred, j Israel, part in Jordan. In view of the religious his- By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - The perils of combining culture and politics were demonstrated anew this week as the lease for operation of two of Los Angeles' three Music Center theaters came up for approval by the County Board of Supervisors. The board okayed a five-year lease only after its five members were assured of more stringent supervision of what appears on the stages of ttie Ahmanson Theater and the Mark Taper Forum, both newly opened. The supervisors have moved into the culture market on a big scale in recent years, and it has been a traumatic experience for some of them. Take the city's other major cultural attraction, the $12-million County Museum of Art. Most of fee money was supplied by private benefactors, but the county donated the land and supplies $1.6 milion annually for maintenance. Supervisor Warren Dorn became alarmed last year because of one of Edward Kienholz's sculptures, "Back Seat Bodge — '38." Dorn was shocked by the positioning of two figures inside the auto chassis, and he labeled the exhibit 'pornographic." Another supervisor shared his outrage. Funds for the $34.5-million Music Center were raised largely through the efforts of Dorothy Buffum Chandler of the Los Angeles Times family, for whom the center's pavilion was named. But again the county donated the Civic Center and and maintains the three theaters. And again the artistic product offended the sensitivities of the politicians. For the opening of the intimate Mark Taper Forum, the There's a lesson here that fits other sore spots around the globe. Today's Middle East problems have been hot for more than two decades. For this whole period a state of war has ex- tory centered in Jerusalem, a stronger attempt at compromise would have been worth the effort. In the last 10 years, a de- resident acting company, Cen- termined effort should have, ter Theater Group, chose "The been made to secure some sortij^vijs," a John Whiting play of agreement on Tiran and 1 depicting corruption of church Suez or some permanent inter-! officials j n 17 th Century France, national means of guaranteeing j T h e play was staged in graphic free passage through Tiran. | sty i e> with a priest se rj ucing a 4. More could have been done, village maiden and bewitched 3. Something more might have been done about Israeli isted between Egypt and Israel j rights in the Strait of Tiran-Gulf — with only an uneasy armis-! of Aqaba and in the Suez Ca- tice usually in effect. jnal. 1. Something could have been i The Israelis are hurting be- done about the Arab refugee | cause Egypt has kept the Suez problem. A milion or so Arabs! Canal closed to their shipping lost their homes and farmlands when Palestine was created. Many of these poor people still live in refugee camps, without hope. They have been natural for recruiting raiders willing to infiltrate Israel. this past decade. Like the Panama Canal, the Suez is an "international" passageway, though entirely in Egyptian territory. to reconcile Arab - Israeli differences on the use of water from the Jordan River. The Arabs are angry over the amount of water Israel is wth- drawing. Part of the water the Israelis are taking, the Araba ! say, rightfully belongs to them. : This reporter was born in a i western state which for years has been contesting for Colorado River water. Water rights arouse deep emotions. There are some administration men who say these issues The Israeli consider Egypt's are not curcial in this crisis. Strait of Tiran blockade an act This problem has drifted now j of aggression. It closes Israels for more than 20> years. It is a barb in the sides of Arab peoples. only sea route to the south. For the past decade, the United States and the free world Most men who have raided; have known Egypt had plans and terrorized in Israe! from! for bockading the Strait of Ti- Syria in recent years were re- ran. cruited from these displaced Arabs. Thse raids caused Israel to take reprisals in Syria and Jordan and to threaten more if the terrorists raids continued. These reprisals, in turn, As a temporary solution, the United States, Britain and other maritime nations in the late 1950s proclaimed the strait to be a n international waterway based on a World Court deci- gave Nasser a rallying cry tolsion on the Straits of Corfu; They hold Nasser's actions resulted from his burning ambition to create and lead an Arab coalition and to recoup the status he lost in his quick defeat by the Israeli armies in 1956. They say he has fomented trouble with Israel to achieve his ends. Be that as it may. If the above problems had been solved Nasser woud have found it more difficult to whip up his people and other Arabs to war pitch. "I hut Mi M ifo wop irduttiy's critical Ihtf the Doctor Says By Enterprise AssociatioB domen and sometimes from the I am often asked whether an infant should be allowed to sleep on his stomach all the time. This is the preferred position for an infant because, if he spits up any of his food, he will not in this position belike- ly to inhale it and have a fit of choking. Furthermore, an infant in this position even from birth is able to lift his head and t u r n it from side to side thereby avoiding any obstruction to his breathing that might be caused by a bundied-up blanket. Babies who are placed on their backs may develop a flattened area on the back of the head. You should, however, let your baby lie on his back when he is awake and you can be with him When heis old enough to turn over from his stomach to his iack he will choose the sleeping xisition that suits him and will :hange his position from time to time unaided during his sleep. Q — Is powdered milk just as nutritious as regular milk for children? Ours get vitamin supplements daily. Wolud there •ny advanUgt to using one- Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Written for Newspaper half regular and one-half pow- jdered milk? i A — Powdered milk is just ! as nutritious as whole milk. | Once the package is c p e n e d, however, it should be kept in the refrigerator. If your children are used to the slightly different taste of powdered milk there would be no advantage in mixing it with whole milk. Q — What is the cause of Pick's disease? What are the symptoms? Can it be cured? A — This is a form of perio- carditis (inflammation of the fibrous sac surrounding the heart. It is caused by an infection, usually rheumatic fever. The inflamed surface of the sac becomes adherent to the heart and interferes with the heart's action. The victim becomes short of breath on exertion and has s bluish tinge to the skin. The abdominal cavity becomes filled with fluid. This is a serious disease. Bed rest and water pills are prescribed to reduce the accumulation of fluid but when this does not suffice it is necessary to drain tin fluid from the ab- loosen the adhestions is success- would otherwise die. nuns writhing onstage in a sex- ua j frenzy. 75 Years Ago — In Blytherille Jean Kendrick of Osceola was elected an associate justice of the supreme court for the Girl's State encampment now being held in Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Crowe are now at home in Blytheville following their recent marriage in Hernando, Moss., on May 24. Mrs. Crowe is the former Miss Rose Emma Parrish. Some Roman Catholic playgoers were offended by "Th« Devils," and Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli voiced alarm. He called for control over the quali. ty of Music Center productions. "We don't want to be complete censors," declared Bonelli, who is chairman of the board that rules Los Angeles County affairs. "But we need safeguards to see that something as dastardly as 'The Devils' does not come back again." Last week the board refused to approve the Music Center's five-year lease until such safeguards were assured. Local observers became concerned over the prospect of politicians dictating what could and could not appear on the city's stages. While admitting that "The Devils" might have been "a pretentious bore," Los Angeles Times drama critic Cecil Smith worried that political pressure might prevent the Center Theater Group from staging ' works of depth and significance. Last Tuesday the Board of Supervisors finally approved the Music Center lease — after receiving a letter from Mrs. Chandler outlining an expanded Standards Committee to review productions at all three theaters. The committee consists of Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy of the University of California at Los Angeles, actor Gregory Peck and 14 other civic and cultural leaders. Supervisor Kenneth Hahn reserved the right to criticize future productions. Said he: "We're not elected just to roll over and play dead. They lei everybody else criticize, and they call them critics. But let at elected official say something, and he's immediately branded • COURIER NEWS IHE COURIER PJrrlVJ CO. B. IV. BAINBS. ruBLlSHEB HABBI *. HAINES Aisijrut . noltsfler-EiUtof PAUI, D. BU.WAN AdTerttslar. Manage* sole National Aavemilni Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New tort, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta Mempbll Second-class postace paid at BljtheTille, Ark. Hember of the Associated Pl*a» SUBSCRIPTION RATE! 8y carrier in the city of Blyiluv nlle or any suburban town whe^ carrier service It maintained 35e per week. SI .50 per month. By mall within a ndlui e* ill miles, »s.oo per yenr 5500 for it* months, $3.110 (or tarw months, br mall, outline 3t mile radius <lt.M par year payable in adranee. Mall subscriptions are not accepted in towns and cities ffuere Tka Conner News carrier service • maintained Mail subscriptions ai« payable in adnnce. TE: The Conrm mrm usome* no responsibility for photograph* mannscripts. engrarinsi or matj left witb It tor possible pnbUeattc*. Russian Rivers Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 30 Literary 1 Russian river opnjoosiSwis S River into t» M Valleys (poeL) sea of Azov 8 Volga tributary 11 Friend of Pythias 12 Internal , „ alin gulf « Power of Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Monday, June 12, 1967 Page 6 . WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Ever since 1816, th* Gurkhas of Nepal have en* listed in the British army, says The World Almanac. Their courage and fearlessness in battle have become legendary. A force of 200 Gurkha* once routed 2,000 soldten. t e JMT, 13 Greek god of fields M With one ead raised 15 Perform OB stage 16 Farm animal 17 Act of healing 18 Nova Scotian 20 Constellation 21 Troubles 22 Jacob's son (D. Bible) 23 Light touch 24 Help 25 Rows . fats 28 Masculine nickname 38 Bora 44 Leave out 45 School subject 46 Shade tree 47 Get up 48To(ScoU 49 Grow old 90 Concentrated light power SIDayjofyoM 52 Separatt column 53 Against DOWN 1 Simple and sincere 2 Near East Principality * Burrowing rodent 4 Diligent insect 5 Manipulated a telephone, number 6 Roman lower world 9 Musical souad 8 Be against 8 German as water « Believer Ja souls 32 Siberian river 33 Anci«at Greek coin 34 Empty, as a residence K Unrelated U emperor ethics 10 Enrages 36 Kindled fScoL) 11 Musical 87 Military head direction coverintr JfCapiWolHatotfSvS! 21 Grows smaller 33 Italian poet £g u ,H> seaporT 28 Makes warm. 47Wlnglil«part Caspian. 43 Actual

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