Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 20, 1974 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, September 20, 1974
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Friday* September 20, 1974 HOPE (Attk.) Sf AR Page three By Abigail Van Buren , i»jj fc» rMr»»n Trlbune-N. Y. Ncwi Syftd., Inc. Their eighth try for a boy is still 50-50 DEAR ABBY: You should have told "'Mother of Eight Dolls" to tell the doctor who told her, "The law of averages is in your favor, 100 to one," to go back to medical school for courses in genetics and statistics. Theoretically, no matter how many children of what sex a couple already have, the odds are very close to 50-50 that the next one will be a girl. Before this couple had had any children the doctor could have predicted that if they went on to have eight children, the odds were 256 to one against all 6U But that^snVthe question the doctor was asked. He was asked, "Of all families that have seven girls born already, what are the odds that the eighth will be a boy? In summary, the proper prediction to give this couple, it asked for advice concerning an eighth try for a boy, would be "The normal odds are 50-50, but in your case there may be' other factors causing you to bear only girls, so I would y . y.^^ ^ WASmNGTON SCH OOL OF MEDICINE DEAR SARAH: You belong at the head of the class, which is probably where you are. Congratulations. DER ABBY: Please tell me if I am wrong or right. There was a TV program (a special) I had looked forward to seeing for a long time. I was invited to play cards that night, but declined because I wanted to see it. About 15 minutes before it was to go on, in came my sister-in-law and mother-in-law! They don t live i very far from me, and we see each other quite often. I get along fine with my sister-in-law, but my mother-in-law is a different S Tsaid "I'll fix coffee, but I so want to see a TV program which goes on in 15 minutes. Please stay and watch it with y mother-in-law said, "Don't bother making coffee, we can't stay." Then she pulled my sister-in-law by the arm and they left. . , .,_ The next day my sister-in-law called and said, i'or a smart woman, you sure are dumb!" Then she laid me out because I didn't just skip the TV program and entertain her and Mom. I want your opinion on this incident. y V BURNING IN BOSTON DEAR BURNING: I don't know why anyone (relative or otherwise) should drop in uninvited and unannounced and expect to be treated like an invited guest. They should have called first and given you a chance to say, "I'm sorry, but I have plans. How about tomorrow night?" DEAR ABBY: I am an 18-year.old girl who has been married for two years. No kids. (I lost the baby I was P.G. with when I got married, and can't have any more kids.) Like most couples, Bill and I have our fights, and when we do I call up my folks and mention it, and they drive right down to "rescue" me. They live 300 miles away, and by the time they get here I've cooled off and so has Bill, but they make me go home with them to think things over anyway. They treat me like a child—not a grown woman. They're hoping I'll leave Bill for good because they never wanted me to marry him in the first place. He does run around on me sometimes, but he was only 18 when we got married, and I was the only girl he ever had, so maybe he just has to get it out of his system. I sure wish my folks would quit trying to talk me into leaving Bill. I really love him even though we fight a lot. I feel like I'm being pulled in two directions. ( { I'm home now, wishing I was back with Bill. I'll take any advise you can give me. MISERABLE IN KANSAS DEAR MIS: If you're being "pulled in two directions" you're asking for it whether you realize it or not. In responding to your calls, your folks understandably think you're asking for help. But if you really love Bill, quit whining to your parents every time you have a fight and get some professional counseling. Everyone has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, L.A., Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. For Abby's booklet, "How to have a Lovely Wedding," send $1 to Abigail Van Buren, 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. 'Let's go to the Fair, mom l£ i. ji ~ ^1 ,. Jf^. ... ... ... :•• •• - -• f ; r-.- .••• r ''• •-. • '• if 1 " '- v MRS. TOM OVERTON and her two- year-old, son Tommy look over some of her home-canned products referring to show rules for entries in the District Livestock canning show next week. These are fruits from the garden behind the Overton home on old Highway 67 East. This is the second year the Overtons have had a garden, and canning is a new experience for Bess Overton. She attended food preservation workshops conducted this spring by the Extension Service to get all the information she could to help her Photo by Dolores McBride with Star camera can with quality. As witn many Hempstead County families, the Overtons planted a garden for economical reasons, but then Bess adds "you get a thrill out of doing something yourself." The Overtons take pride in the 1200 pounds of potatoes harvested from the 100 pounds they planted. Mrs. Overton is also busy making western clothes to outfit her family- Holly, Angel, Tommy, and Tara—for the Third District Livestock Show rodeo which starts Thursday. Hospital Notes MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Randy Still, Hope; Rufus Fincher, Waldo; Mrs. Fannie Mae Rinkle, Prescott. DISMISSED: Allen Leonard, Paul Jackson, Mrs- Danny L. i Conklin, Mrs. Luna Atkins, Mrs. Wanda Russell, Joe Brown and M.S. Bates, all of Hope; Mrs. Jimmy Clark and baby, Stamps; Jesse Craig, Fulton. GENERAL B K A N C H HOSPITAL NO ADMISSIONS DISMISSED: Mrs. Martha Orr, Hope. Happy feet Give your feet a treat in warm weather — wear sandals instead ot shoes. They allow a free flow of air for feet that perspire freely. Helpful Hints Overdone Wearing one large cocktail ring on one hand is a dramatic accent. But two or more on each hand looks cluttered and is going out of style. An herb mixture from France, for use with meat and fish, contains thyme, basil, savory, green anise and lavender flowers. If you like to experiment, you might try mixing a similar blend. Hign rroiein Peanut butter originated in South America where the natives mixed peanuts with honey and cocoa. Peanut butter was perfected in 1890 in the United States by a physician looking for an easily digested high-protein food for his patients —Luukiiig fur something? Try the want ads. Saturday, September 21 The Elks will have their annual Western Dance Saturday, September 21. Leon Ftausch and the Playboys will be featured. Reservations may be made by calling 772-9122. Guests are welcome. Sunday, September 22 DeAnn Methodist Church at DeAnn will have a singing with a Pot Luck lunch at 12 noon Sunday, September 22. The public is invited and asked to bring a covered dish. There will be Mission Sunday at 11 a.m. at Ihe Pentecostal Church of God, N. Sherman St. Speaker will be Mrs. Rev. Vcrna Haynes formerly of Hope, now living and pasioring in Los Angeles, Calif, at the Moiher Help Baptist Church. The public is invited. Elder Jesse Graves, pastor. September 22-27 There will be a youth crusade for Christ Sunday, September 22 thrtfugh 27 at Garrett Chapel Baptist Church. Services will be nightly at 7 p.m. with a different minister preaching each night. The crusade is sponsored by Ihe Hope Interdemo- minaUonal Youlh Fellowship. Monday, September 23 Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will meet each Monday in the House of Hope located on the corner at Spring Hill Road and Jones Street at 8 p.m. P'or further information, call 7772512 or 777-3701. Tuesday, September 24 Chapter AE PEO will meet at Ihe home of Mrs. Jim McKenzie (note change of meeting place) Tuesday, September 24 at 2 p.m. Lamar Cox, Ronnie Gibson plan November wedding Mrs. Donald Lamar Cox announces the engagement of her daughter, Gretchen Lamar, to Ronald Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Gibson of Hope. Miss Cox, daughter of the late Mr. Cox, attended Mary Baldwin College, the University of Georgia and graduated from ihe University of Arkansas with a BSBA Degree in Marketing, She is now employed by Goldsmith's in Memphis as a buyer trainee. Mr. Gibson was graduated from (.he University of Arkansas, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, with ABA Degree in chemistry. The bridegroom will enter the University of Tennessee school of Dentistry in January. Miss Cox is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John P. Cox and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jett C. Orion of Ashdown. Mr. Gibson is the grandson of Mrs. M.E. Patrick and the late Mr. Patrick and the late Mr. and Mrs. T.Z. Gibson of Patmos. The wedding will be November 16 in the Hope First United Methodist Church. By Joanne and Lew Koch (Note: Today's column is written by Joanne) "Units X,Y, Z move out. "Chooper 4, get into position." No — it wasn't the.opening of "Police Story" on TV. It was the terse messages beamed over my brother's police radio, suggesting to the afficionado preparation for a major raid. We listened as we played our canasta card game — my brother and husband looking sullen, my sister-in-law and I trying not to gloat with our dual triumph — a win at cards and winning the argument. Lew and my brother had wanted to go on the police raid that night. A notorious motorcycle gang had beaten and burned a 20-year-old girl because she refused to follow or- -ders, the orders being to become the "old lady" of a man she disliked. They had burned her'arms with a hot spoon, beaten her and threatened to electrocute her by throwing her into a bathtub with electrical wires. It was a clear-cut case of evil, and the good guys were planning to move in. As legal advisor to the city police department, my brother had worked on the search and arrest warrants for the forthcoming raid. Ninety policemen were to storm the trailer camp occupied by the gang. Word had it that the gang had broken all the fingers of the trailer camp landlord when he demanded the rent. Thus they stayed there free of charge. Lew, on vacation and several years removed from his days as a police reporter, wanted desperately to jump into the fray. I remembered the last riot he covered, when one of the Weathermen put a knife to his back and asked, "Do you want to die, pig media?" "You wouldn't even be carrying a gun," I argued, "and those maniacs would be armed to the teeth." "You have children now," said my sister-in-law. "Just for one moment of excitement, you'll give up everything." "You women don't understand," said Lew. "A man has to go to the cutting edge. He has to take risks once in awhile. Read 'Deliverance'. Read Hemingway." "Hemingway wound up committing suicide." "But he had a helluva time before he shot himself." "Chooper 4, move in with the lights," beeped the police radio. A rush of films came to mind — cowboy movies, war movies, pioneer movies — all with the same tearful scene. Wife tries to prevent husband from doing battle. Husband feels he must face the challenge of the enemy. And here we were, in Hollywood, Florida, 1974, playing out the old conflict. Was it merely cultural conditioning that made men and wome.n differ in this way, or was there something instinctively masculine about the need to do battle, something instinctively feminine about the urge to protect the family and protect the male from his own aggressive drives? As I watched my brother and my husband — both modern men married to liberated women — I detected something distinctly masculine that lingered from another age, dividing the sexes still. 'Z team in position." "Units advised to move in." Mr. and Mrs. Forrest riairr have returned home after Mrs. Hairr was a patient at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. The Hooe Junior Auxiliary will sponsor its annual Spaghetti supper Friday, September 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the High School cafeteria. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. —Shop in Hope. FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 LADIES SPECIALTY SHOP Dairy Queen Now under new Management Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-lO p.m. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-U p.m. Sun. l-9p.m. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. 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