The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1968 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 8, 1968
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BOOKMARKS Your 3 wo A great controversy broke out when a law requiring registration of guns was proposed in 1SJ68. Both President Johnson and Sen. Robert vUortk - Please Kennedy -worked to get the law passed. Now, in view of Senator Kennedy's assassination, what do you think of such.a law? "I'm strictly in /over of a gun law. It has proven a bad thing (or guns not to he registered. It should be passed so kids can't order a gun any time they want. This would stop mail-order guns too. I'm all for it. Take me for instance, I don't have a gun in my house. Figured ', I didn't nesrf it."—ft/ Stoffh, Osceo/a "The law should have been passed when Kennedy and Johnson were working on it. The law should be passed not only in view of his (Robert Kennedy's) death, but it could also put a stop to a lot of this violence. At least I hope so." — Glenn Craig, Osceo/a "/ really think it should be passed. There are so many people with un-registered guns and they can do what they want to do with them. This law could stop a let of these killings." — Mattie Moon, Otettola 'Boogie' Man' Tale Blamed on Mom DEAR ABBY: My son called me on the phone, and I was totally unprepared for the bawling out I got. It seems that my 4-year- old grandson had been crying all day. He was afraid to go outside alone and play for fear the "boogie'man" or trash man would carry him -. off- . : • My son said' he asked : the boy who had told him a story like that, and he said, "Granny did!" Abby, I have not been over to their, house in 2 weeks. Besides, I would never think of telling my grandson such a frightening taje. (I never told my own children anything like that, so why would I tell it to my grandson?) When I tried to explain that I was completely innocent, my' son refused to listen. All he said was, "The child couldn't have made it up, and you MUST have told him." I can't tell you how much this hurt me, to get the blame. And then to be practically called a liar by my own son. . What would you do in my place, Abby! M. C. DEAR M. C.: Your son should be made to understand that young children very often confuse fantasy with reality (and even dreams!) and are not always accurate in their reporting. If your son doesn't believe this, HIS son might grow up before he does. DEAR ABBY: Our daughter is being married soon, and I have had so many phone calls from friends asking, "W.hat does Nancy need?" This puts me on the spot because Nancy "needs a lot of things, but I haven't the faintest idea of how much these people want to spend, . so what can I say? Yesterday, one of my dearest friends called and asked if Nancy "needed sheets and pillow cases." I replied, "Yes, she does." Then I thought I had better mention that Nancy was going to have a king- sized bed, so; my friend blurted out, "KING-SIZED? Good heavens, I can't afford sheets for a bed that size!" I felt like two cents, so I quickly added,' "But she could also use some tea towels." Abby, will you please tell women who ask for sugges- tions on what to buy a bride to please ask like this: "Can Nancy use art electric mixer?" Or, "What color is her kitchen, I want to buy her a couple of dish cloths." ..-.' ON THE SPOT DEAR ON: Some brides "register" with a local store and the Items they "need" are listed to avoid duplication!. Clew Nancy In on this. It will not only help Nancy's friends. It will relieve you of much embarrassment. : DEAR ABBY: What does a man do when he has fallen in love with a girl who is engaged to marry someone else? . I know it sounds insane, but • when I met Ruth she: had already accepted an engagement ring from another man. She didn't tell me She was engaged until atfer I was so in love with her I couldn't help myself. She said she didn't tell me because she didn't want to "lose me". Abby, I love Ruth and she says she loves me, but she hasn't the heart to break the engagement. She says if I will return the ring and make the explanations, for her, she will marry me. I have never met this fiance, and don't think I should involve myself in this. What do you think? IN THE MIDDLE DEAR IN: You are not yet "in the middle" unless you put yourself there, If any one returns the ring, it should be Ruth. Furthermore, I hope yon realize that you are "In love with a girl who accepted an engagement ring 1 from a man, was not wearing it ''when you met her, and didn't admit to being engaged until fall In love with her".-Doesn't this spell out something to you? CONFIDENTIAL TO D. L. P. IN HOUSTON. --some valuable advice on how to live, ask '&„ ,e who knows he is dying. Everybody has a problem. Whats yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose astamped, self- addressed envelope. For Abby's new booklet "What Teenagers Want T« Know", send ?1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. Blytheville (Ark.) Caurier Newl Page 4 Saturday, June 8, 1968 > THE BI K'l'HEVIUB COURIER NEWb THE TOURISM NEWS CO. HARRY W. HAINES, 18ZS-(I BARItY A. HAINES Editor-Publisher GENE AUSTIN Advertising Manager Bft!0 National Advertising Representative - . Wallace Wltmer Co. New Tort, f&Jcago Eotrolt, Attunes, MempftH Second-class postage paiJ at Blytheville, Ark. Memba.' of the Associates Prett SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blyt-ne> fide or any suU^ban town where carrier service is maintained 35o pit week. £1.50 per month. . 87 mall within a radius of 80 miles. 58.00 per yeal. $5.00 lor Kg months. iS-On fo<- thrfio months, by mall, outside 5j miles radius $18.00 per year payable In advance. , Mtt*l subscriptions are not accflnt- ed in towns and cities where ~Tht Courier News carrier ; service U maintained, ««" subscriptions U6 payable in advance. NOTE: The Courier HBWS &ssum£fl no responsibility for photographs manucript; engravings or mate • i£ft with It for possible publication O l'»« V f'.iW PMIUH ly LILA'S 60NE, AMP I MDtfTEVEN SEE HER... I JOSTCOOLPMT.-.i. I JUST COULPN'T BEAR TO REI/lVE THOSE OLO PAINflL /MEMORIES,.. OH/LILAAiWkNOli) THAN LIFE ITSELF; AND / WON0ER Now WRE SONG' //IFire A6Alti,.OH,llLA... Poling on Religon David Poling, Politics and religion have never been successfully separated in American life. 1968 is no exception and it is high time to consider the political leanings — and support — of many of our national religious leaders. We should first remember the intensity of the last campaign, which saw Lyndon J ohnson claiming the overwhelming support of the Protestant clergy. Goldwater was completely out of touch with the concerns of the clergy and his handling of Issues like Vietnam and civil rights brought despair, not delight, to m a n'y of America's 303,000 pastors. It should not seem so strange that the pulpit turned against Johnson when he escalated the conflict in Southeast Asia. Hemember also, that in 1960, such leading clergymen as Daniel Poling, Norman Peale and Billy Graham were strongly opposed to the candidacy of John F. Kennedy. They expressed the fear of many Protestant ministers that young Kennedy would be unable to handle the pressures of Vatican statements or phone calls from Cardinal Spellman. However, it is my belief that the Protestant clergy elected Kennedy. By November, he had faced, head-on, the question of church-state relations, refuting traditional Catholic claims and enforcing historic concepts of separation. Countless ministers across • the country have told me they switched to Kennedy in the closing days of that hot campaign. Will his brother Bobby repeat? Robert F. Kennedy: Has never had the support of national leaders in the church. Conservatives always went elsewhere for their Washington favors. Liberals felt he was terribly cautious — and late — on Vietnam. To the clergy, he is rot so unliked, as unknown. The search for endorsement from cardinals and bishops has been more frustrating for the Kennedy forces than the struggle /or delegates. When the New Yorkers for Kennedy took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times last month, only, three clergymen were list- 04. You can imagine th« thick - by david poling - when I saw myself in the list of supporters of Kennedy! (I'm still waiting for an apology.) John Fry of Chicago, Malcolm Boyd of Washington, P.C., and Milton Galamison of New York may be with Robert Kennedy. And Father James Groppi of Milwaukee. Eugene McCarthy: Has the widest following of all the candidates in official church cir- - by William lawrence, d.d.s. - Lawrence Michael 6, has a double row of teeth. His two lower front permanent teeth are growing in behind the baby teeth. This is not unusual and it's often resolved simply by waiting until the baby teeth loosen and fall out. But Michael's baby teeth are so firm in his jaw. they won't fall out. A double row of teeth is a nuisance, and more. It makes and creates a pocket for food to collect. It can also cause permanent teeth to grow in crooked. Therefore, while it's unpleasant for young children to be subjected to tooth pulling, in this case it was necessary to ttart giving tbtu ih'mgt rtalistic nohtt. tbcut 'Opqntim '" ij> \m I? NCA, inc. Hew remove the baby teeth. Helen, 12, has an overjet. This means that her upper jaw and teeth stick out. It's hard to tell in these cases whether the upper jaw is overdeveloped or the lower is underdeveloped. It's rather cute and gives .Helen a kind of pert, feminine •look. But her mother can't stand it. She wants Helen's teeth "moved back where they belong," even though.the back teeth come together in a fairly good bite. The orthodontist decided that the easiest way to move the front teeth back was to extract one premolar tooth from each side "pf the jaw to make' the necessary room. This is often the treatment of choice because it can shorten time or orthodontic treatment. . Gordon, 10, has two lower • baby molars that have large cavities. Of course, baby teeth should be preserved as long as needed in order to maintain healthy chewing apparatus and for natural eruption of permanent teeth. But since Gordon .is about to lose these teeth and since they are so badly decayed, decision was made to extract them. Daniel, 12, has a baby molar that's "as solid as a rock," as he likes to say. All his other baby teeth are out, pushed out by permanent ones. • His dentist wisely X-rayed the area and found that the permanent tooth that was supposed to be under it was missing. The baby tooth 'was left In place, hopeful^ to serve as a permanent one for many adult jean. cles. Harvey Cox of Harvard and William Coffin of Yale and Robert McAfee Brown of Stanford, plus dozens of seminary faculties, counciles of churches, executives and local pastors like the style and candor of McCarthy. His itnellectual touch, nonboss attachments fit quite comfortably into the mood of the study and library. Hubert Humphrey: Is considered the most friendly, understanding candidate by a large number of clergy. Many of them are willing to forgive his steady endorsement of administration policies on Vietnam, believing that he will stay close to the people and sensitive t« the crises of campus and ghetto. Humphrey understands tha Protestant community, is one of the people. He has easy rapport with ministers, who wUl always be more comfortable in the Humphrey family drugstore than the Kennedy clan watering places. Richard Nixon: Will always have the solid support of people like Norman Vincent Peale, Billy Graham and Fulton J. Sheen. Some of the top .Negro clergy are taking a look at the new Nixon, especially favorable to his substitution of black capitalism in the slums instead of white welfarism. Ronald Reagan: Has strong support of National Association o f Evangelicals, . Hollywood Christian group. Billy Graham would be highly favorable to a Reagan presidency, as would Rev. : Donald Moowmaw and Dale Evans. .' ; Nelson Rockefeller-. The Rockefeller family has probably done more for the Christian c. urcii in America; than any other household. Millions of dollars have poured into churches, seminaries, colleges and aid to young theological .students. ^Rockefeller is .well-regarded'by ministers in spite of'his divorce and'lottery push. He once said to a Protestant gathering: "I am one of you." There aren't billionaires that can say that to 'struggling pastors —' and hav« them believe it! ' George .Wallace: Has Billy Hargis, :nuch to the relief of Nixon and Reagan. ,

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