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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 12, 1967
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Pag« Twelve — BIytheville (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, December 12,196T by Abigail Van Buren— — Get Gong's Help For Handicapped DEAR ABBY: I am a high school freshman and belong to a church group which meels every Friday night. There is a boy in this group who is sort of physically deformed and a little mentally unbalanced. (I am not saying this to be mean, Abby, he really is.) Everyone makes fun of him but me. My problem is, he k e e p s hanging around me asking me to do weird things, like telling him if he blinks his eyes. (He claims he can" blink his eyes.) Abby, I go to have a good time, and I can't with this kid bothering me all the time. I don't want to tell him to get lost or anything like that because I hate to hurt his Feelings. But what can I do? He keeps following me around. I have even considered dropping out of the group, but I don't want to because it could be a lot of fun if it weren't to this kid. How can I get rid of him nicely? PESTERED DEAR PESTERED: That you would write with such a problem shows you to be an extremely sensitive warmhearted person. Sure ly this group has an adult counselor, and a few leaders among its peers. Why not try to organize a meeting to discuss this problem with themb It would be an act of genuine kindness (not oly to the handicapped lad, but to all the young people) to point out the need for patience and understanding in such a situation. DEAR ABBY: I am trying to plan my daughter's wedding, and my problem is that her fiance has too many parents. His mother was married six times and his father was married four times. They have remained friendly with all their ex-mates, and not only that, there are hall-sisters and half - brothers and stepchildren galore, not to mention grandparents on all sides. The other night my daughter started counting them and she quit at 48. It I invite all these folks to (he wedding there won't be room for anybody else. Where does one draw tlie line? How can we tactfully get this message across to my daughter's fiance? MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DEAR MOTHER: Allow your daughter's finance "x" number of guests, and let wishes. JET SET pacesetter Princess Ira Furstenberg is the • latest aristocratic beauty to have a fling at acting. Following in the footsteps of Princess Lee Radziwell, [Jacqueline Kennedy's sis|ter, and Princess Soraya, ! former queen of Iran, the j German noblewoman has a irole in a suspense film, "Matchless." DEAR ABBY: I know youve had several letters on this subject, but will you please answer it again, and this time a little more specifically? What can I do about people who come right out and ask me how old I am? I know there must be several ways to avoid answering this rude question, but I am so stunned when someone asks me, I always blurt out the truth. It's not that I am ashamed of my age, Abby, I just resent the nerve of these people who ask me and get away with it. Please come up with a ra- Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL RIGHTER- To determine your forecast, note paragraph opposite dates which include your birth date. WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: A fine day to make out Christmas lists for the presents you wish to give or the card to be sent or whatever else has to do with the practical little details of every day living. Analyze your holdings and what you owe to others. Then you can come to some interesting conclusions how best to operate in the future. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19 You have much to do of a practical nature so schedule your time wisely if you are to get them done efficiently. Consult that business advisor and get ideas you need badly. Avoid persons who are not reliable. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Reach the right decision regarding what you truly want in the days ahead. Then contact those who can assist you to attain aims. Attend social affairs that can also be helpful. Be happy. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Seek out a specialist in your own field and get the data you desire from this person. Once you have business matters out of the way, 'turn your mind to romantic matters. Forget anxieties and confusions. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) A day for having a good time with friends you like, so be generous, kindly and courteous. More work is necessary if you are to gain that aim that is close to your heart. Evening is a good time for this. LEO (J u 1 y 22 to A u g. 21) Some detailed work is necessary if you want to get that business matter handled cleverly, successfully. Don't i r k a higher-up, though or you get into trouble. Be more interested in civic matters if you want to improve your image, too. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) You have to get right facts and figures if you want that new plan to work out properly, but show that you are open - minded More scientific study is important. Take lim« for doing just this, zorsharp answer; I'm sure lots of women like me will bless you for it. GOING ON 50 DEAR GOING: Lean over and in a very confidential manner ask, "Can you keep a secret?" The inevitable reply will be, "Ves." Then you say. "Well, so can I." CONFIDENTIAL TO G. G: The woman who needs more than 5 minutes to decide what to wear has more clothes than she needs. Problems? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. For Abby's new booklet "What Teen-Agers Want To Know," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) - Which is more important—yesterday, today, or tomorrow? Well, tomorrow may never come, so one can't be certain of its vaVie. Today is here now, but it tarries so briefly and flies so quickly that it is gone, often, before we are fully aware of its meaning. And that leaves us yesterday, the day which, as we grow older, comes to have the biggest imprint on our lives. It is all our memorable yesterdays, incessantly strained tough memory's bright sieve, what has given the individual pattern to our personalities and made us what we are. You've sieved a lot of yesterdays yourself if you can look back and remember when: Every few years some bewhiskered, addled old-timer would announce he was the famous bank robber, Jesse James, still alive. A mother who wanted her son to grow up to be a genius stuffed him with fish as often as possible because fish was supposed to be good brain food. Butchers almost had to give calf's liver away, because it was eaten only by cats and people so desperately poor they could afford nothing else. No French leader dared knock the United States, because he knew here was where he had to float a loan to keep his country from bankruptcy. Kids had as much fun sliding down a snow-covered hill on a pair of barrel staves as their own children do now going to an expensive ski resort. Men worked hard 50 or 60 or more ours a week and looked forward to Sunday, because it was the one time in the week they could take a long, restful afternoon nap. Without those naps they couldn't have faced another Monday. In 1927, Greta Garbo and John Gilbert appeared in "The Flesh and the Devil," and lanky young Gary Cooper got his first screen leading role in "Arizona Bound." Until then Gary had specialized in being shot off galloping horses for $10 a day, .plus free studio liniment. Practically every, boy in America carried in his pockets a top, some string, several marbles, and a nocketknife. No one worried about the knife, however, as it didn't contain a switchblade, and the boy used it only to whittle with or play mumblety-peg. More men smoked cigars than cigarettes, and probably more chewed tobacco than smoked either. "Take home" pay wasn't what was left after all the gov- . ernmenl deducations had been j taken out; it was what a worker got home with after stopping off at a neighborhood saloon on payday. It was the height of repartee to tell a friend on parting, "Don't take any wooden nickels." Nobody thought then we'd ever have to worry about rubber dollar bills. Yep, those were the days! Remember? Kiss Price Up LONDON (AP) - The price of a Christmas kiss is going up in Britain. Devaluation of the pound has increased the price of imported French mistletoe 6 cents a bunch, a London wholesaler said today. Spot Remover EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sniffing spot remover brought death to 16-year-old Joseph Martin. A medical examiner said the boy died Sunday of heart and respiratory failure caused by inhaling fumes from the cleaning fluid. He was found unconscious Saturday night in his home with a plastic bag containing saturated tissues wrapped around his nose and mouth. AIR POLLUTION in St. Louis has caused a co-ordinating council to meet weekly to formulate a model air-pollution control ordinance that would rid the city of its plaguing problem. At left, the Gateway Arch is shrouded in smog on a November morning. St. Louis women, top right, wear gas masks to press a point as they distribute a health bulletin. Air Pollution Control officials, bottom right, study a recording tape from automatic gas analyzers in an air monitoring station at St. Louis' city hall. News Bri: CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) Female vanity has had a small | report for duty or failure^to noti- triumph over bureaucracy. i --••--=- ->--« •-'- -' "- <Everyone taking classes at tus, O'Keefe reported. Centrana Community College's j This, he said, is a 321 per cent adult evening school is asked to increase over 1966 when only 15 fill out a registration form, in- indictments were processed, eluding blanks after "date of land a 408 per cent jump over 1965. WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) A police officer got his man but | he had to use a fire engine to do it. Patrolman Everett Bishop said he was standing in a doorway when he saw a man ring a fire alarm and then hurry away; j Bishop commendeered the first 'engine to answer the alarm, •gave chase and jumped frorii the vehicle landing on the man, p who later pleaded guilty in Dis- fy their draft boards of their sta- trict Court to ringing a false ' alarm. year, says U.S. Atty. Drew J. T. O'Keefe. Fifty men have been indicted this year on Selective Service law violations such as failing to birth: day, month, year." One woman filled in the blanks with one word: "irrelevant." PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Arrests for draft law violations increased more than 300 per cent in eastern Pennsylvania this 'Bleed-in' Challenge GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) The Red Cross blood program will benefit from a contest between Wayne Community College and Mount Olive Junior College next week. Wayne has challenged Mount Olive to a "bleed-in" at which students will volunteer .blood. McNaught Syndicate Inc. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be sure you pay your obligations and be more friendly in handling books and records in the days ahead. Once your financial affairs are settled, turn to romantic matters. Show more regard for your mate. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) See what your true position is with associates and cement better relations with them than in the past. Be more conciliatory with one person in particular. Forget past troubles and be happy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Handle those fascinating details connected with your work and get more accomplished than you have in the past. Get the clothing that you prefer. Remember that the main theme is individuality. Add a bit of extra flair. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Getting into activities you j prefer, whether of a business or recreational nature, is good today and you can be highly | pleased with everyone. Handle' practical matters first. Then you need not have any worries. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Febi 19) Put other matters to the background and handle home affairs attentively, cleverly. Get all in A-l order. Buy small j thoughtful gifts for kin and make them feel they are appreciated, you are devoted. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Ideal day for shopping, buying gifts for Christmas, etc. Get together with that fascinating person who has the information you desire. Get it from him or her. Have a delightful time as well. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those interesting young people who certainly knows the real value of money, but if you don't teach to make decisions quickly, much of the success possible in this chart is lost. Otherwise there wouid be a number of false starts in business, etc., and little or nothing would be accomplished. College k « must 1 your Christmas Shop Martin's and Complete Deportment. 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