The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 13, 1967
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Toward Democratization THl BEST Of MAULDIN «•*•«•••••••••••••••••« Debate and subsequent resolutions which had their genesis in the recent state AFL-CIO convention pose some moot questions. The Hot Springs conventions adopted a resolutibn dep!6rine the no polities code under which mbst state employes work. To deny a person, regardless of his job, a role in politics is to deny him something which is quite substantial in a democratic society, the delegates said. '~ This is true, of course. Any voter who is requested to relinquish his political voice is being asked quite » lot. However, the state's Little Hatch Act ;(as well as its federal predecessor) became law in an effort to protect state Employes from the pressure of petty politics . . . and some not-so-petty demands to make campaign contribu. tions. Of course, what is most desirable is an act which would allow the state employe to take an active role in politics, while spelling out in careful detail the limitations which must be placed on such activity (again, so the employe would be protected to such an extent that he would continue his .job as a public servant, without fear of : political reprisals). It is a sensitive political area. .; No less sensitive is the AFL-CIO's -resolution concerning race relations. It was encouraging because trade unionism in America thus far has net been nbted for its open-minded approach to civil rights as they affect the job-holder. Actually, one of the Negro American's big gripes about the current system (in north and s6uth) is the lack of job opportunities. This is a complaint which too often is not articulated and perhaps may not even by recognized, but it is very real. In fact, the sum arid substance of the struggle for equal rights for most Negroes quite possibly is not integra- tibn of Iun6h counters, public trans- portatiin, schools and neighborhoods. It more than likely centers about job opportunities. Where the Negro man and woman are holding jobs which are challenging and rewarding, there are few Other inter-racial difficulties which can't be overc&me, somehow. Trade unionism offers one of the best chances for the Negro American to find his place in American society, contributing to its well-being and deriving the obvious benefits which sd many take for granted. By offering training and union membership to the American Negro, the union movement could make a substantial contribution to harmony in this strife-weary sector of life. The resolution adopted at the Hot Springs convention is further evidence of the continuing democratization of the union movement. * Of Post-Mortems : Representative G..W. (Buddy) Turner Jr., :;ij» still another apologia ior the recent legislative session, felt the need to make the assertion: "I am not a clown!". '''•' This declaration followed his allegation .'that "certain editorials" had summarily writ;"ten off the work of the 1967 General Assem- -bly as the shenanigans of an assemblage of Eclowns. "•. For the record, we agree with Mr. Turn- : ~er's assessment of himself as a legislator- he is not a clown. And further, we think that if there was indeed an editorialist somewhere ''.who was so categorically harsh in passing -judgement on the recent session, he may have overstated the case. The session did have its enlightened moments, which Mr. Turner dutifully relisted .for his civic-club audience. It also had its several unenlightened ones. Our view was that for every mountebank out to make a name for himself by calling priests Communists or whatever, there was a . bevy of conscientious legislators trying—and frequently succeeding—to do the right thing. If their accomplishments were overshadowed—and their work obsecured—by the git-fid- dling and vintage music-hall turns of the likes of Senator Jones of Conway, then they might consider, we think, taking up the matter with those obscurantists, rather than (as Mr. Turner and several of his colleagues have been doing) whistling down that old rain barrel of JACOBY ON BRIDGE HORTH AK72 WEST *j VK933 4QJ1082 + 762 4AK5 *AQ1053 EAST A985 V J10 7 5 *943 AK84 SOUTH CD) A AQ 106 4 3 VAQ2 476 *J9 Neither vulnerable West North East South Pics 2 * Fata F»ss 3 * Pass Pus 4 A Pass Pass 6 4t Pass Opening lei*—• Q 2 * 3N.T. 5» Pass I scientist says, "I tried to get to a slam. My partner dropped the ball." North was one of these scientists. Some players would have blasted all, the way to a slam with the North cards. Most others would have bid four spades when this North bid four. This North was content to show that he was very much There are any number 61 ways to bid a slam. They all have one thing in common. Al some stage of the bidding one . partner has to go past game. Scientific bidders hate to go beyond game unless they are practically sure that the slam will be bid. No one likes to go ': down one trick at six but when ' 'you do you can usually justify •the loss by reasoning that the slam contract was a good one and went down because of un fortunate breaks. : ffhtn the loss ii at a contract in tht never-never land of b«* twMn game and slim there is na consolation. You have »im ' ply thrown away • game. Thus the true scientist works to de- vtlap ways of inviting a slam bej«r game and eventually pass inf (he buck to his partner. sS!Om if DM partntr got* pit Som* and thtrt It • loss the K,'|c|entist sits in Ws ivory tower rjijid »y», "See what my part- ••(.4n did." It the partner stops KM game and the slam in jn the Them Lyin' Newspapers. At the same civic club meeting, Representative Sturgis Miller, in his own analysis, took a different, if somewhat similar, tack. His was an appeal for "constructive criticism," coupled with a jedgarhooverish warn- that there was some sort of dark move afoot to "undermine the reputation of our public officials and our democratic process." As far as CONstructive criticism (as opposed to DEstructive criticism) is concerned, we are content to settle for what Dr. Bergen Evans says on the subject in his "A Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage" (Random House, 1957): ". . . Most whining for CONstructive rather than DEstructive criticism is a demand for unqualified praise, an insistence that no opinion is to be expressed or course proposed other than the one supported by the speaker. It is a dreary phrase, avoided by all fairmind- ed men." And insofar as there is an effort to undermine public confidence in public officials and in the democratic process (the two are not indistinguishable), we know nothing of it. Such efforts, Mr. Miller asserted, have become a national pastime. If there is indeed such a widespread and popular villainy, it has somehow managed to grow and prosper without our being aware of it.—Pine Bluff Commercial. interested in a slam by detouring to three diamonds before going to four spades. We aren't going to quarrel with success. South had played with North before and decided that his minimum hand had increased in value. South did bid five hearts to show first round heart control. This was enough for North. His partner had gone past game There wasn't much to the play. South drew trumps, lost the club finesse and claimed his contract. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner SOCIETY.* BIOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON Arabs Feel Soviet Reneged In Their Footsie 9 Game , .. By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Moscow may have overplayed its hand in the Middle East war. Instead of increasing its influence, the Soviet Union may show up as a paper tiger. Things don't appear that way now. Arab countries are taking over American, British and other oil interests. Some have asserted they will not ship oil to the West. Rock-throwing Arabs have marched on U.S. embassies, consulates or libraries in Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia and Egypt. The Arabs speak of the Soviet Union as their great protector and friend. Several Arab nations have cut diplomatic relations with the United States. So it would look as though the Soviet Union Were riding high regardless of the turn of the war. Now comes the reckoning. The Soviet Union supplied the Arabs with arms and promised economic help. It encouraged the Arabs with arms and promised economic help. It encouraged the Arabs with statements. But the Israelis an winning. Arabs need planes, tanks, other weapons and military advisers and some sort of Russian action or Russian "volunteers" to stem .the tide. The Russians are in no position to deliver. The Egyptians need food in this crisis. The Russians don't have the food to spare, except in token amounts. As things already stood before the Egyptian-Israeli war, the Russians, as well as the Red Chinese, were suffering a seri- us loss of face because of their inability to come effectively to Ho Chi Minh's rescue in Vietnam. Moscow apparently believed a Middle East crisis—or War— would take some of the heat off Ho in Southeast Asia. It hasn't had a chance to. Reports in scattered countries around the world indicate that local Communists and other Russian "allies" are beginning to lose faith in the Russians as well as the Red Chinese as "protectors." Partly, this is because Russia and Red China didn't come i through sufficiently in the Congo .; r\ -tf... WC LJQCIOY Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Written for Newspaper Q — Every time I kiss rny rny life. My three sons have it »nd other African countries or in Vietnam. Partly, it's because of the weaknesses exposed in the Moscow-Peking split. If the Russians are unable or unwilling to protect the Arabs now, their stock as "protectors" will sink to a new low. 75 Years Ago — In Blythevillt Reactivation of Blytheville's Air Base was one congression- The Russians could still pull | a ] step nearer today. A mili- their dignity out of the fire-|tary construction bill authoriz- with American help—as part of j j n g appropriation of $16,203,000 (NBA) May Britt - Mrs. Sammy Davis Jr. - is back before the cameras for the first tune ir, seven years. And she doesnt know what possessed her to take the part. She says, with refreshing honesty, that she hasn't had many offers over the years. Some, but n6t many. That didnt particularly disturb her, because the was v*ry happy being a wife and mother. She had nev*r been very afflbitiaus, to start with. And then along came this script, from the new (cowing next fall) Danny Thomas Hour on NBC. It's ah hour - long drama, sftt in World War II, and Van Heflin and Horst Buch- hblz hav* the other too parts. May rtad it, liked and agreed to do it. "The timeing was right," she gays. "I was just waiting until school was out to join Sammy. This gave me something to do while waiting." When she told her children — there are three of them — that she was going back to work, and (Jiat she was a little worried about remembering her lines, her daughter promptly added a codicil to her regular bedtime prayer. It goes like this: 'And God help mommy to remember her lines." The house the late C1 i f t o n Webb lived in is now owned and occupied by Los Angeles Times columnist Joyce Haber and her husband, Doug Cramer, an executive wiSi 20th Century- Fox. Doug's mother, NEA columnist Polly Cramer, visits her son and daughter-in-law frequently and, when she does, she stays in what was Webb's favorite room. All three Cramers nan decided that the house has a ghost _ and it just could be the ghost of Clifton Webb. Thert have been many strang? noises and other manifestations. Polly Cramer has been locked in her room and somebody — or s6ntething - has messed around with her toothpaste. Webb, when he was alive, was a nonsmoker and, in fact, detested smokers. Polly Cramer smokes and was disturbed when she found somebody — or something - had broken a cigarette and carefully distributed tha loose tobacco in her bed. A new nonsmoker is Pippa Scott, who got over the habit through hypnosis. She used to smoke four picks a day — a mite heavy — and couldn't quit. She went to a psychotherapist — "very good, very scientific and very expensive" — and, after six or seven visits, she was cured. Permanently, she thinks. But now she has another problem. She has to move to Chicago and even hypnosis can do nothing about Chicago. Her husband is Lee Rich, who just resigned as head of Mirisch television department (where h« built The Rat Patrol) to head up the television section of a Chicago ad agency. This, just when Pippa'* career is at the foothills of a peak. She has a good part in "Pt- tulia," with Julie Christie and George C. Scett, and it's only her second movie. "I don't know why I never made it in movies," she says. "Maybe I'm just not the movia star type. Or maybe because I never would sign a long-term contract." Whatever the reason, zhs could make it now. She faces the future bravely — movies, Chicago, no cigarettes. an effective team backing a truce in the Middle East. The Russians won a victory in Arab eyes when the U.S. pressured the Israelis, British and French out of Egypt a decade ago after their drive toward the Suez Canal. But there may be another *e- percussion the Russians don't expect. The Arab lands which have cut off their oil sales to the West may find their old customers unwilling to buy as much oil after the war is over. These customers may have shifted more of their imports to other sources. Arabs badly need the oil income. If this happens, the Arabs are likely to shout at the West, but in their hearts blame the Russians who led them on. wife I sneeze and my nose runs. Could I be allergic to her? but my daughter doesn't. Is it hereditary? My doctor is giving and comments to WayneG. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of i general interest in future columns. eiM7l»NU,nK.Vl tmokiaf, bteautt TV eJt auatiatt ugentttt A — In spite of numerous j me Amesec for my asthma. Are similar reports I do not beiieve. there any side effects? that you are allergic to yourj A - Heredity undoubtedly wife. It is very likely, however, | pi ays an important part in the that you are allergic to her face' allergy of many asthmatics, powder, hair spray,.lip stick or Aminophylline compound (Ame- other accessories. Why not geli sec ) should not cause any un- her to change brnads until she j desirable side effects if the finds one that doesn't make you j dose is properly reguated. Too sneeze? Q — Could alergy cause doziness and nervous tension? Coud nylon or ioam rubber be the cause? A — These symptoms and almost any others you could mention might be due to some form of allergy. There is a wide variety of known allergens and th« list gets longer every day. The best way to find out whether you are allergic to nylon or foam rubber is to have your doctor make a patch test using Ihese substances and, as a onn- trol for comparison, some nub- stance like wool or cotton to which you are not alergic. Q - What is th« best treatment for astlima? A — One of the antihistamines will relieve the asthmatic attack but identifying the pl- ergen that causes it and avoid- ng It Is the best treatment in he long run. In some victims hit requires an exhaustive earch. Q - J have had ast'.ima all large a dose may cause irritability, nervous tension, nausea and skipped heart beats. The chief reason not to take this particular compound for a prolonged period is that it contains a barbiturate and is, therefore, habit • forming. Q — Will an aneurysm of the basilar artery rupture? Is it a form of cancer? A — An aneurysm is sn oiit- pouching in a weakened «pot of any artery. There is a 1 w a y s danger that, unless treated, it will ruptur eand cause a severe hemorrhage. It is in no way related to cancer. beer aggravate it? A-No. Please send your questions The festival of Whitsun, or Pentecost, falls on the seventh Sunday after Easter. The English celebrate Whitmonday with games, sports, dancing ale-quaffing and general springtime revelry. for re-opening of the base was passed by the House yesterday. E. J. Cure was elected chairman of the Chickasawba Chapter of the American Red Cross in the chapter building on North Second last night. For the fourth consecutive day Blytheville residents suffered under 100-degree heat yester. day as the city was once more Arkansas' hottest spot. Mrs. J. C. Drake has returned to her home here following a visit with relatives in Columbus, Miss. Donna Mears of Osceola cele- Tuesday by having a lawn party at her home. IB* COURIER NEWS ME COtlRIEh NVWS CO a w. RAINES r<;Busnr» HARKI A. HAINE8 Assistant ablishtr-Fditoi PAUI, 0. HUMAN Advertising Manager Stile National Adnrtltlu Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New t»r», Chlctta. Detroit Atlanta MtrapMl Strand-clan postage paid at Blythertlle. Ark Member at the Auocltttd Fn* SUBSCRIPTION n*TEB Sj carter in the eitj ol BIjvBf- nlle or as; suburban town when carrier serrtce li maintained 36e pa week SIM p»r month. Bj nut! wltbm > rKIni at Hi nillet, M.«P per nu. 1500 tol sll months. S3.IM for Oinr month:, b» mail, outside 5C mile radlui «is.(* nw Tear payable In *d?ane«. Mail subscription! an not accepted In town« and cltlei where Thu Conrler New« canter lerrice • maintained Mall suburlpthnu an nayabli In advance. NOTE; The Connn *vm utnme* no responslbUitf for photorr»pb» manuscripts, .engnTlnfs or nut* loft nth It far nnisiMe pobUcatlo*. Mixture Answer te Privtsui Puttta ACROSS 3D NlutiMl terra 1 Actor, J»dt 38 Matchless __ 41 Brazilian TKnickknack .,£•£"* 13 Interstice 42 Ribbed fabric M Danish seaport *> Force air 15 Masculine .„ through nose WORLD ALMANAi FACTS Vnlik« many other large cities, London does not Q — I hav* arthritis in my I want to grow in either pop- wrists and knees. Will drinking I "ktion or area, s«y» The • ••- ' World Almanac. The London government hu mads a conscious effort to re- itrict new industrtw from moving to the city and hu actually iucc«eded in relocating over 200 flrmt out- aide Greater London.' Blytheville (Ark.) riurkr New? Tuesday, June 13, 196? P«g«6 . 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