The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1967
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They're Everywhere... Like Chicken Man, emitter influences and plots seem to be everywhere, everywhere ... at least in the eyes of certain beholders. Last week for example, there wa* evidence of suspicion of this nebulous, ill-defined nefariousness in Little Rock and Memphis. At the storm center were issues of consolidation. Pulaski County for years has toyed with the idea of school consolidation. Opponents smell a plot. Every time Memphis broaches the subject of inter-governmental cooperation, it runs aground on this same shoal. Without judging the merits of school consolidation in Pulaski County or of inter-city planning in the Memphis area, it nevertheless is apparent that consolidation of all kinds figure to better serve the taxpayer. For example, there are three jails in Mississippi County. In Blytheville, the county and city jails are across the street from one another. This situation is duplicated in countless counties across the state. All 75 of Arkansas' counties, doubtless have a county jail. Most first class cities which «• wound th« tt.WXi population mark ar« operating wm» sort of jail. This is a lon« example of governmental duplication, th« njMnM of which is met only by th« taxpayer. Those hundreds of tiny school districts which continue to operate ov« the state are obvious candidate* for consolidation, but the larger districts are so beset with problem* that it would serve no real purpose to press the issue. However, the day will com* when it will be done. In coming years, as a growing Arkansas population increases its demands on government for services, thinking on these problems is perforc* going to have to be of the sort which won't stop at a city limit sign or a county line. In continuing to raise the American standard of living, American industry and agriculture have kept th« gross national product moving upward through consolidation. Government too will discover that lower per unit costs result in the integration and consolidation of service* and institutions. Of The Case Against Too Much Study Hollywood Highlights His new plan would also be aa all-star movie. The budget — would b« a minimum of $3.5 HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Jul« mmion _ but it might be two - three ti _ tt that amount" wa ** By BOB THOMAS JkP MwifTelevision Writer gtein confessed to the pres: conference that he hadn't told his wife about the plan h« was announcing. I promised her after I set up ouau the Eye Institute at UCLA I might „ would take it easy," said the 73- WorW in year-old millionaire. But here ..„.,— be was embarking on a huge new project. At a conference attended by From six to sometimes » or even longer, millions of young Americans are absorbed in continuous study, study; prepare, prepare, prepare. This is not the way to develop full human character and personality, asserts a prominent educator. Somewhere along the line, says President Kingman Brewster Jr., o{ Yale University, students should be allowed to get off the "grinding academic escalator" for a year or two, and the best time for such a soul-refreshing sabbatical, he thinks, is between high school and college. He points out that experience with the GI before college is likely to enhance motivation for higher education. Many a World War n veteran, who may have borne an interruption in his life something closer to four years because of certain pressing business abroad, will agree. The question Is, how to implement such a scheme? President Johnson's recommendation that 19-year-olds be drafted first would solve the matter for some. Or possibly the nation will eventually adopt some sort of national service corps like that suggested by Defense Secretary McNamara. Meanwhile, the academic grind and the jockeying for position in the adult rat race goes on, and it is a rare parent who can en* courage his son or daughter to drop out to work at temporary jobs or join the Peace Corps or see the world or just loaf for a couple of years. He knows all too well that the vacancy his child leaves will be eagerly filled by the next kid in line on the ever more crowded escalator.-Lerington (Ky.) Leader. FRENCH POOf>LE What Now Governor? The Arkansas State Police have relapsed Into a passive attitude toward the Hot Springs gambling rackets. This is the only conclusion we can draw on the record of recent newspaper reports that slotmachnies had been brought out of storage and put back in play in Hot Springs clubs. Within the last week a Gazette staff member, on a casual tour of three downtown Hot Springs clubs, found batteries of slots in play at two of them. The authority and capability of the State Police, in solving the Hot Springs problem, have been demonstrated in raids that led to the destruction of more than SO slot machines and the revocatoin of "private" club licenses for several places. The question now surrounds the intentions of the State Police and, fundamentally, of the governor. Governor Rockefeller is committed and re-committed to law enforcement. Action against slot machines, which are expensive, cumbersome devices, is the simplest of police exercises. It is time for the advocates of elemental enforcement to ask the governor: Does he mean business in implementing his commitment or doesn't he?—Arkansas Gazette. By BRUCE BIOSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. . WASHINGTON (NBA) Argument that President Johnson's conduct of the Vietnam war is leading toward a 'nuclear holocaust" seems un- :ifcely hereafter to enjoy much credibility. Our wish to avoid this horror s obvious enough. A really stunning consequence of the Middle East war was the demonstration, for time in less than JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH SO *AKQ86 WEST EAST 4763 *A19 1TX0653 »/J9t • 7642 *J85 e>J3 +109754 BOOTH fl» 4>KQ854 42 We*t North Eat* Sontt 1* Fas 2+ Face 2V Pass 34 Pass 44 Pass $• Pas; 64 Pas* Pass Pass Opening Je»4— • 2 could be no real defense provided South had his bids. If South held six spades to the king the ten spot play would be hopeless. South would have to rise with the king. If South held five spades to the long South was doomed to d e f e a t anyway. Charley discarded the possibility that South held seven spades to the queen. That left one possibility. South might have started with five spades to the king-queen. In that case the ace play might cause South to fake a wrong view of the trump situation. Charley clattered up with the ace of trumps and led a second diamond. South won in his hand, looked at the ceiling, botl opponents and the walls, a n« finally led a low trump and finessed dummy's nine. Charley's ace play had produced a trick for his ten spot. There is an old rule that you should cover an honor with an honor. One of the commonest of defensive mistakes is to follow this rule blindly. Sometimes this is a really tough problem. On ether occasions you should know the correct play. Thus, when you hold just two cards in the suit your normal play is to c o v e r. If you don't you may have to play your honor OB a low card and gain no benefit from it at all. Sometimes It even pay* to play your honor when a low card Is led. We remember a defensive play made some years ago by Charles Lochridge of New York. Charley is one of our fast players. When he Is on defense he sizes up the whole situation at * glance and is ready to play each card as If It wen th* oaly one In Us hand. South took a moment to look the diamond lead. Thsa South played dummy's dtnc* of spades, durtey had analyzed the hand completely by this Km and hid seen that there « m» tr Mi to JW» Ittltt SO 'CIHMMf/ wAM Ac's esJltp-OAtf ' • ' BJOSSAT AND CKOMLfY IN WASHINGTON Soviet Shuns Nuclear War Confrontation at All Costs the second five years, hat the Soviet Union is at least as eager as we to avoid confrontation. As with the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, the Kremlin showed unmistakably this time mat it does not want the big war, that it will not take grave risk of getting into it, that it will talk directly an dbluntly to this coun^ try to drive this home and will suffer loss of face, humiliation and widely appreciated real reverses to avoid it. It is accepted here that the "pull-back" decisions made by Soviet leaders during the critical week of the Middle East war were the hardest they have had to make since Cuba. Nor is it possble to overstate the importance of the fact that they got on the "hot line" direct teletype to the President at me very outset of the fighting ' anxious that their real intentions I not be misunderstood for one minute. Next to the lightning military triumph of Israel, .that use of direct White House-Kremln contact was probably the most dramatic and significant event of the week. Its evident lesson is a big one: Barring accident or gross misunderstanding, both of which seem much less probable in the light of the hot line's quick use, the two great powers are not going to collide in a blinding nuclear flash—not over Cuban missies, over Israel and Egypt, over Vietnam or anything else. When Soviet Premier Kosgy- gin's operative rattled that teletype machine in Washington with his first critical message on June 5, he offered powerful counterevidence to those have been contending who with somewhat mystical authority — that nuclear destruction is the menacing consequence of near, ly every move we make in Vietnam. Nor can it really be argued that embattled Red China will bring down the nuclear ruin the great powers seek to avoid. Peking is still a nuclear novice. Moreover, its deeds in me world arena are almost alwayc far more cautious than its words. Even if Peking ventured nto the Vietnam war on the ground, there is no indication either we or the Russians would allow that action to push us toward final confrontation. Today more than ever, the reverse prospect seems the real one. Kosygin at the teletype was the real thing. His U. N. agent, Nikolai Fedorenko, looks now] like a bulky figure trying to| hide from, world view the fact' that his boss was on the line, making an embarrassing call. Yet Fedorenko's posturings were something less than totally distracting. It would be unwise, however, to dismiss him merely as an ineffective screen. For if he is part faker, he is also part real. He represents the other fact of Soviet policy. That's the policy of Russia the mischief-maker, the exploiter of trouble and weakness and lack of vigilance among peoples everywhere. That policy helped produce the Middle East war, as it has generated or encouraged other conflicts since World War n. Russia may not have done with this policy in Vietnam, as supplier to Ho Chi Mnh, until either he is more clearly 1h« loser or the peril of its adventure increases. For Moscow tends to play the game until it is either quits unproductive of gain or unbearably threatening to ttw Meurity of the Soviet Union. leaden of the film industry last week, Stein disclosed a bold plan to help finance the Motion Picture Relief Fund. Universal Pictures will film a major movie with the cooperation of the guilds and unions, and all of the profits will go to the fund, which has been conducting a ^million drive for building an endowment. I feel good about our ehanees to reach our $40-million goal," declared Gregory Peck, chairman of the fund drive committee. Our thanks will go to Mr. Stein, a creative philanthropist." Stein it the eye doctor from South Bend, Ind., whose sideline of booking dance bands led to his creation of the Music Corp. of America. He powered the agency for film stars, then became a film industry power by taking over Universal Studio. He has a faculty for making money for charity, as well as MCA. I felt after speaking to Greg Peck that there might be a simple way to produce a large amount of money for the relief fund," Stein explained. We had done it before in setting up the films Stage Door Canteen' and Hollywood' Canteen.' The productions raised millions of dollars for use in entertaining servicemen during World War II." auu « a a roadshow movie of tv,o to three hours in length, and Stein mentioned that the story like "Around the , Days" or If I Had a Million," both of them episod- a myriad of stars. ic with a myriad of stars. In accepting Stein's services as leader of the proposed movie, fund President George Bagnall told him: I'm sure this is one activity your wife will give her approval for." 75 Years Ago —/n Bfythwillt Twenty - five guests were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lanston Tuesday to a party celebrating the fifth 3 i r t h d a y of their daughter, Tannda. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Boyd and son Howell left today for Summerville, Tenn., and Jackson, Hiss., to spend two weeks visiting friends ad relatives. Wesley Adams and Ray Nelson, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Adams, left today for Camp Leconte where they will spend several weeks. Among Blytheville girls attending Gulf Park Camp at Gulfport, Miss, are Misses Linda Lee Poetz, Sally McCutchen, Mary Tarver Stevenson, Mary Jane Seymore and Mary Ann Tompkins. Q — What would cause pain, stiffness and swelling of my fingers? Is,there a vaccine for this? When I use the typewriter taping my fingers helps a little. Is this good treatment? A — The cause is some form of arthritis — most likely osteo- arthritis. Since this is not an infectious disease there is no protective vaccine for it. Taping your fingers to reduce the mobility of the painful point a while you type is fine provided you don't tape them so tight you cut down on the circulation. At otter times you should move the painful joints to prevent permanent stiffness. — Is it possible to have arthritis of the stomach or the head? A - No. Arthritis is si inflammation of the joints. Most persons with this disease have no itomach for it. If they have it in the head it would more properly b* called arthritii of the jaw. - Will drinking cranberry iuiet benefit arthritis? If not, is here any food or drink that «iiK A it harmful to eat cfeui Enterprise Association By Wayne G. Brandstadt, MJ>. Written for Newspaper .fruits if you have arthritis? A — No to all three questions. Beneficial results from vinegar, honey, cranberry juice or what have you is a bit of wishful thinking that pops up with a regularity that is amazing in view of the fact that it is groundless. A person with arthritis should, like everybody else get a well - balanced diet. In addition he should take special cart to avoid becoming overweight and thus putting an extra burden on his weight - bearing joints. The other extreme — underweight — should also be avoided to prevent undue fatigue and lowered resistance. Q — Can taking cortisone or Butizolidin Cor arthritis cause loss of calcium in the bones or cause the hair to fall out? A — All drugs of the cortisone group may cause a loss of calcium unless the dosage is carefully adjusted and periods of about one w*ik in tour without UN drug an observed. They are more llkfcly to cause a growth of hsir on the face than to cause you to low With phenylbutatone (BuHa- zolidia) it is important to watch your blood count. It will not deplete your calcium «r your hair. Q — Would a vibrator do any good for arthritis? Would bone meal tablets help? A — Neither remedy has given any proven benefits. Pleas* send your questions and comments to Wayne 6. Brandstadt, M. D., in car* el this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest ia futur* columns. HELP WITH FRUSTRATION NEW DELHI (AP) - An «A» tj - frustration Squad" hu been formed by a group «f private citizens here to help ptopl* solve their personal problem!. The squad's- director, D. D. Diwan, sayt free advice If provided by experts on social, educational, legal, matrimonial and domestic matters. On* day recently if off end adviM*v«n on the SUM refrigerator a nan ihould buy. Th* guidance should help din- pel anyone's fnntntttai, h« felt the film warranted it." WORLD Hofiennderwiter mount- tins, MUM ot them more ttan 38,000 feet high, form tto MfWUIairtfc Bides, mat Tte Worid Almanac. The ridge runs 10,000 aQM from "Iceland to tba Antarctic Circle. Canyons/also cot into the ocean floor, one of then being 30 times biggtrtbaa thetond Canyon. Blytheville (Ark.) riurler Newt Tuesday, June 20, 1967 Page Six CBB Bt.THjKTn.LB COURIER NEWS IBB cotmm, Ntrwi co. B. W. OATNXS, rpBI ISBEB HARRY *. 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