MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, I960 T U C S O N D A I L Y CITIZEN PAGE 13 DON SCHELLIE'S TUCSON Sad Saga Of Calamity Jim The kid next door dislocated his shoulder the other day- Sliding into third. v Which is a very silly thing to do, what with summer vacation just about here. Tbre time for that sort of thing, as everybody knows, Is in September or October when, school is just getting started. Of all p e o p l e , Jim Bearden -- his friends call him Calamity Jim--should know that. He broke his collarbone last year, just before vacation began. Old f tuff. That time an end run In a touch football game was his Waterloo. Tackled by a lawn sprinkler. "Football was out of season then and I guess it served me right," he said- philosophically. "I should have known better." So this year he was playing it safe. Baseball during baseball season. Â· Â· . . . . , . . . Â· j But, "Slide, Bearden, slide!" And bingo! ' "It's getting so you can set your calendar by when Jim Bearden gets himself, banged up," a neighbor comedian said. Regular as clockwork. So much as a .whispered mention of summer vacation and, stand back. . . , . - - " Husky, good-natured, 14, athletic and easy-going, Jim is just finishing the 8th grade at Townsend Junior High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bearden. Â· Â· . . - Â· ,...Â·,,. His right arm is in an intricate wraparound 'affair called a no-swing-sling--or a norsling-swing--that binds it to his chest. It is not unlike the rig he sported the summer of the: collarbone incident. And both years, the right arm. "Pretty lucky for you," spouted out a buddy, greening with envy. "Imagine, your right arm's out of commission so you don't have to write any final exams." Jim gave him his best Drop Dead Look. "I'm a lefty," he said. So you just can't win. For weeks now the other guys in the neighborhood have spent long hours daydreaming and planning their summer activities. Swimming, hiking, parties, baseball. And Jim, who had last year to make up for, was about the planningest. But the kid in-the Ace bandages has had to alter his plans. "The doctor says no baseball and no diving this summer," he said, "and not even any plain swimming, without diving. "But he did say I could kick my feet in the water and maybe even go wading. Some fun." Jirn expects he will be doing plenty of reading and supposes he will spend quite a-bit:of time in the family room. With the. TV. "But golly, I- can't even make any model planes. You need two hands for that." , His dad has promised to teach him how to play chess.-But chess is not baseball in any kid's book. "Next year," his father said, "I think we will lock Jim in a padded room for a month or/sp. before school ends. That seems to be the crucial time for him." That way Jim might be able to have a summer of normal horsing around instead of getting all wrapped up like a mummy and having to read for kicks. -This fall he will enter Catalina High School. "I had Â·kind of hoped to go out for football," he said. "But Dad says that's out now. He put his foot down. "But maybe if I really work at it this summer, I'll be able to make the chess team. I-guess that's more my speed." Calamity Jjjn shrugged. His good shoulder. SYDNEY HARRIS Contentment Lies In Man's Mind 'Nob''.long ago I took a jet plane from Atlanta to Miami Our speed was something like 600 miles an hour. As we ascended, the woman sitting next to me complained that we were 10 minutes .late in taking off. This was her first jet flight. A year ago it would. have taken her. twice as long for the same trip. Yet a 10-minute delay irked her--even when she knew that the control tower was holding us until the runway was cleared. ,, ' How can the human animal ever be satisfied when Â·polling sets in so fast? A country shopkeeper said to me last summer, "When my Pappy was a boy, if you missed a stagecoach out West, you had to wait a week for another one. Now people get mad if they miss a lection of a revolving door." Time is like money. There seems to be no satisfactory upper level. Give a man three times the Income he had a dozen years ago, and he soon becomes so used to it that it seems a pittance. Fly a man 600 miles an hour, and he becomes impatient if his flying time is cut to 500 miles an hour. 4 There is no turning back from luxury. During the Depression the men who jumped out of windows were not those who were starving, but those who could no longer face a drastic cut in income. The poor were psychologically much more able to adjust to the Depression than thte rich--for the decline was npt so great and abrupt. The real reason that sages and saints have preafched the goods of the mind and spirit above the material goods of the world is not that-they despised material goods but that they knew human beings could never be satisfied on that level alone. There simply is no end to accumulation, and therefore no lasting gratification. Yet a play by Shakespeare or a symphony by Beethoven is inexhaustible: we can always get..more out of it, always find a deeper and newer pleasure. There is no need to hunt for something bigger or better or more thrilling. In the physical world, man is a perpetual seeker; he is ceaselessly greedy for time and space, and for the possessions to fill them with. It is only when he makes a retreat for himself in the infinite world of the mind and the imagination that he can rest contented. Only the lesser part of man belongs to the finite universe of material objects; the greater (and buried) part always yearns for union with the eternal. Copyriirht 1Â»Â«0 DEAR MRS. MAYFIELD I'm Walking To Work-On Air DEAR MRS. MAYFIELD: Do you believe in Heaven? I do. This morning I was walking to work as usual, feeling every inch the 29-inch waistline and 38 years that I boast. I was thinking to myself, "Well, 'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." My husband left me 17 -years ago and I never remarried . for the simple reason no one ever asked me. Then I was thinking, "What a humdrum .existence! Same routine, five days a week and'a dull weekend (no dates) to took forward to." And guess what happened? This young man--well, about my age, I'd say--came up to me and said, "Will you pardon me, please? I live across the street from you and .I've been watching you come and go for several months. I've even followed you down to the office sometimes. I've wanted very badly to meet you." * Then he introduced himself and walked on down the street with sne. Or, at least I guess he did. I was walking on air! He is going to call on me this evening and take me to dinner. He is clean, neat and nice-looking, unmarried, has a good job. And he's INTERESTED IN ME! Whoops! I had to tell someone. EDITH WJAR EDITH: Whoops, indeed! I'm glad you had to tell someone--and that lhÂ« someone .was Molly. ' Please tell me more. By this time you know whether lie was Â·n insurance salesman, ahem, or a bona fide Romeo. I'll be wait- Ing to hear--and crossing my fingers that hfs name is Romeo and Â·ot Casanova. Hurry, Hurry, and let mÂ« know. MOLLY MAYFIELD * Â· Â· . GOOD EVENING tÂ» Robert Gustm Â«f WWear Mdly. . It'g ^An Imposition DEAR MRS. MAYFIELD: I need help with my sister-in-law. She thinks I'should be her bÂ«by. titter. She spends as much time in my home as she does in her own. But what really gets -me is when she calls my husband Â·nd asks if it is okay for her to bring her kid over for the --eekend with us. When she arrived she had a cheap-looking gai wi* hw, and fh* two were obviously dressed to go oat on the town. (My srsteT-iw- tew n a wMow-^and, Td say, a very gay one!) Now, I hate to Â§e* the child neglected, but I also hate to play lÂ«by sitter dÂ«y IB awd day oat Â» mama ea* go carowmg around. MRS. T. E. P. S.JMhave ftree kids of my Â«wn. My hwrrt gms *rt to thÂ« chiM. Btft, m tfw aftfer hwwd, my Â·ympwfty also goes Â«*rt to yoo, ft* drafted baby steer. I iriHk ywÂ» Â«*gtt Â«e toy mri ex$fcfr yewr wtsmffwi tt *e sfetwr- Â£ Kut you Jost cwilt tmisftHtt ftSs flwcy srRlm jov wjilMd Tucsonian Wins Ensign Rank Midshipman Joseph H. Peck will be commissioned an ensign Wednesday it the U.S. Naval Academy after which he will leave for flight training at Pensacola. Attending the graduation will be his mother, Mrs. Leonard Lee Peek, 4609 E. Burns St. Peek is a 1953 graduate of Tucson High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He studied eiectrical engineering at the University of Arizona for two years before receiving an appointment to the Naval Academy. He has been granted the Eagle badge in absentia by the Catalina Boy Scout Council. His late father also was an Eagle scout of the Catalina Council, and just prior to his death in 1942 was awarded the Silver Beaver with a citation for "outstanding service to boyhood." Decorator To Talk Before Cat Club Interior decorator Walter Hartwig will speak at the regular monthly meeting of the Tucson Cat Club tomorrow evening. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Trowbridge, 3400 E. 4th St. Subject of Hartwig's talk will be how to decorate your home with a cat motif. Guests are welcome. BUY NOW! DURING OUR EXCITING M 1960 aqnavox RoH's 519 N.'6th Ave. Open Fri. 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The idea of baby sitting for three should make her- more reluctant to request your services. MOLLY MAYFFELD A Problem Of Stature DEAR MRS. MAYFIELD: I have been asked to go to our senior prom, but the trouble js that if I wear heels, I'll be taller than my partner. But then, if I wear flats, they wouldn't look well with my formal. I know this doesn't seem like much of a problem-- but have you ever been 16 and about to go to your first prom? And not just a- prom, but the senior prom! SHORTIE'S FRIEND DEAR FRIEND: If Shortie cared about your being taller than he is, he wouldn't have invited you. So if wearing heels makes you feel more glamorous, go ahead and wear them. However, don't forget you can buy some very attractive evening slippers with low heels-- and lots of gals do just that. MOLLY MAYFIELD Another Ill-Fated Marriage? DEAR MRS. MAYFIELD: My son is 36 years old and has been married and divorced twice. Now he comes to me and says he is going to be married again. HÂ« introduces. hi* fiancee, and she is at least 10 years older than h* is. I am quite sure his other two marriages were based on sex alone, as the ladies were both the fast type who never wanted to stay at home and keep house and raise a family. But goodness knows what this match is based on! She is skinny a* a toothpick and has two kids by a former marriage. Help! DISTURBED MOTHER DEAR DISTURBED MOTHER: Your son it * grown man and must make up his own mind about his bride-to-b/". Furthermore, it sounds Â»s though a mature bride, with a family to keep her busy, might just be, the one to make this marriage last. MOLLY MAYFIELD A Mother's Shocking Discovery DEAR MRS. MAYFIELD: Cleaning up my daughter 1 * room the other day I had the shock of my life. I found a snapshot of her completely in the nude. "When I confronted her with it, she said blithely that several of her high school friends had posed in the Mine way. "It's just being natural," she said. "Yon shoald be proud that . I've got * Iwairtiful body." Bat she won't tÂ«H me who took the picture-- high school boys or same Â«M ma* who, I'm told, ptys girls for wch posing. What FXK3WTENED MOTHER WEAK MOTHER: Go right 4o *e high school prtneip*)-- with draghter awJ picture. A*d M fhe priweSpal proceed from flyer*, wmfewfetedry wfth m assist TfCtttl We fOrTCfe* MOULY WAYFIEU* MEMORABLE DAYS AT THE VALLEY BANK The day a Valley Bank teller forgot to say "Thank you!" to a customer!
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