The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 17, 1966
Page 5
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Blythevffl* (ArV) Courier Nww - Tuesday, May IT, 19M- Page Five ON DISPLAY-CIifford Harris, Red Cross field director , stands with Red Cross portable disaster unit and foldbut display showing photographs of the unit In operation. Both truck and display were on view on Walnut St. in front of City Hall. (Courier News Photo) To determine jour forecast, note paragraph opposite dates, which include your birth data WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES! foil certainly can get right into actual financial and work- ng details. of the new ideas lat came to you the past sever- 1 days and that you are so ea- >er to make a big success. Hshful thinking however is no 'ood but actual work now put rito motion can accomplish unusual practical and desirable results. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) a 'ear 'Sir 1 Business Again an ren (McNaiifht Sjndlcato Inc.) uiliDiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii iiiiuiiininiiiniiini'iin iiiiiiiii«»«wiiiiiiiiiu »»»» iiiiiiiniiiiiuiininiflnniw "HEY, YOU!" Or perhaps, "MISTER!" I think one should address all males whose names they do not know as "sir." And we should allow them to live in blissful ignorance unaware DEAR ABBY: You let me down. You quoted Amy Vanderbilt as saying that when a secretary addresses a male visitor of her boss', if he is of the "same distinguished mien" as her boss, she should address him as "sir," if she doesn't know his name. But she should never address a delivery boy as "sir," How could you let her get away with such snobbishness? I know some delivery boys who are deserving of far more respect than some of the "distinguished" characters who visit my boss. NO SNOB IN L. A. DEGAR ABBY: I am a secretary, and I call all males who come into this office "sir," if I do not know their' names. I don't care if he's a delivery boy or a corporation president. I treat every man as tho he were a gentleman unless I find out he isn't. You can't 'tell anything a b o u t a man by the way he's dressed, either. I have known well-dressed i men to be foul - mouthed and vulgar. And some of the shabbiest - attired are kind, courteous and considerate, which makes them gentlemen in my book. Perhaps I am not up on my etiquet, but I don't consider myself any less a lady for I MR. ERLICH'S SECRETARY DEAR ABBY: I hope you don't go along with Amy Vanderbilt's dictum that a lady NEVER uses, "sir, 1 ' alone to ': attract a man's attention? If ''••so, how do you suggest one '-•gains the attention of a clerk ; who is standing several yards " away with his back towards {••' her? Is she supposed U shout, of the social errors they have committed. A COUNTRY GIRL DEAR ABBY: I wish you would pass this on to your good friend, Amy (Vanderbilt, that is), to whom you referred as the "Supreme Court of Eti- quet": I quit looking at eti- quel books years ago when I realized they did nothing but perpetuate a lot of s t u p i d, snobbish, archaic rules of so- called "socially acceptable behavior." Who on earth cares which fork is used for the salad as long as it gets the salad to one's mouth without soiling the tablecloth? And if I reply in the affirmative to f \»-'ding invitation, who is to say that I have replied "improperly" unless I use the ridiculous third person form; for example: "Mr. Clinton D. Flushfuller accepts with pleasure Dr. and Mrs. Hackenbush's kind invitation for Tuesday, the 10th of April at noon" I think it's high time someone rewrote the book of etiquet, and based it on common sense and courtesy. As it stands; it's a three-hundred- year-old joke! CONFIDENTIAL TO "FIFTH GENERATION AMERICAN WITH BREEDING" IN BOSTON, MASS.: I don't know what your definition of "breeding" is, but I like JONATHAN SWIFT'S: "Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people un asy is the best bred in the comPany." Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Ca!., 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions." Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL JUGHTEB McNautht Syndicate. Inc. Your budget needs improvement and you should contact financial wizards so that you know how to have a greater abundance in the future. Divide your time well so that you get home improvements made or planned as well. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Your magnetism is high now and you are able to sway others to your way of thinking. Get their backing. Take the time to improve health, appearance. Go to the best barber or beauty shop within easy reach, GEMINI (Mary 21 to June 21) You have many clever ideas in mind, but if you sit down with experts and study them carefully, you then know how best lo put them in operation. Be considerate with one in trouble. Show complete understanding. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Gelling in touch with good friends brings support as well as your giving it where it happy to entertain them. Increase good will and prestige. Discuss mutually important subjects. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Getling out into the bustling, busy world of activity sees you bettering career, getting more credit, doing fine civic work." Be more modern in your regular job. Get excellent results thereby. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) •There is a new system you want to develop and should do so now. Looking into different i outlets is also wise. Some new contact will co-operate quickly if you understand his, or her, ideas well. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct, 22) You need to do more work on any obligations you have assumed, so don't procrastinate, but get right at them. Listen to that far-reaching plan that a pal has to suggest. Join in making it a success. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) If you confer with those with whom you are allied in any way you are able to make joint ventures more successful. Facts come right into the open and you know how to proceed. Clarify all. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Keep busily occupied on those duties that have been accumulating for some time, but do very little talkign for best results. Keep promises. 20) Concentrate on whatever Is most vital to you and can relieve you of anxieties and some of your dreams can. soon come true, Call your friends in A.M. for tonight's social or recreational outlets. Be happy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb'< 19) Keeping busy finding out how to get foundations! affairs ameliorated will show you how to do just that, put right wheels in motion early, or as ideas oc: cur to .you, Bring greater ae> cord between kin and friends; Be fair. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 'O) Some fancy angling will convince your allies to c a r'ry through with your really 'fine ideas which they are unable tb understand very well. They are very practical and ethical.' Do some research for absolute ''ae; curacy. Taking special treatments that A mature apple tree evapo- improve your health is vital. rates 100 gallons of water into CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. the air on a hot summer day. One-Fourth of Mankind Last Days of China by Don Oakley and John Lane •Ctanfueiufl Soya, 16 Under the wide heaven, there & no land, there is none who if not a. subject of the « m P eror - —Book of Ode* This was China as the I8th century flowed into the 19th: The Manchus, who had taken the dynastic name of Ch'ing, or "Pure," had ruled for 150 years through the traditional institutions and were considered legitimately Chinese. Under two model Confucian emperors, K'ang Hsi and his grandson Ch'ien Lung, both of whose reigns lasted 60 years, China reached its greatest territorial extent Population had soared to some 300 million and for the first time there was serious overcrowding. That population was overwhelmingly peasant, uneducated and superstitious. Above the peasantry was the gentry class, whose wealth •was based on land ownership. The gentry were life (s Good in •H«"flou«e« Kfrisfdb A Voice Louder Than Confucius the guardians of the Confncianist bases of China's society and the source of its officials. The Chinese had always been collectivistic. The basic unit of society was not the individual but the family, which included the dead as well as the living, with authority proceeding from age and maleness. . Lovers of culture, propounders of great etn.« ical systems and bound by an elaborate- eti» quette designed to smooth human, relationships but which baffled and seemed hypocritical to Westerners, the Chinese were yet capable of outbursts of anarchy and cruelty. Brilliant inventors in the past, the .Chinese had never developed science. They desired not to master nature but to live in harmony with it. Proud, of their long history, self-sufficient as an agricultural people, they merely wished to be left alone. _.—._. As modern Chinese historian. XL T. Lei notes, "Not only were there no. new stirnngs| of the spirit in. any sphere, but no need for* such stirrings was even faintly, felt. China was crystallized, static and satisfied, and. convinced as of old that there wa* but one Great Society. All who conformed to ity ways were Chinese, whatever, their race, AH) who did not were barbarians. Th» Chines* were totally ignorant of the Ideas of inter*; national law and equality among nations that had been developed in .the West. . , i This was China on the brink of invasion by an alien culture armed 'with technology.; Unlike previous invasions, this one was to b» by sea. Its impact on the Flowery Kingdom, the Central Nation, the Celestial Empire, could not have been more profound had it come from another planet. NEXT: The Giant it Handle* ? Political i Candidates I The Courier News has been ; authorized to announce the fol- ' lowing candidates for office in | the forthcoming Democratic i Primary election: i Legislative Post No. t i BILLY NICHOLSON * * * District Prosecuting Attorney RALPH E. WILSON Rocky's Bait Shop 201 No. Center St. (Formerly Bud and Ira's Bait Shop) Minnows • Worms Crayfish - Crickets Fishing Tackle Ice and Snacks WIFUL FURNITURE that brings you COMFORT IH LIVING ROOMS • PLAYROOMS • LARGE ROOMS! 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