The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1967 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1967
Page 12
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r Page Twelve — Blylhcville (Ark.) Courier News >- Tuesday, December 19, IffffT by Abigail Van Bnren—— Ex-Hubby Should See His Children DEAR ABBY: I was married for over 30 years and for reasons I do not care to disclose we were divorced four years ago. From this marriage I have seven wonderful children who are now grown and married. Three months ago I married again. Here is my problem. On Christmas eve all my children come home and we exchange gifts. Their father comes also. Now that 1 have remarried, the children are worried about whether their father will be here for Christmas. I have talked it over with my husband and he has no objections to my ex-husband's being present. I believe he is sincere as he is very understanding. Do you think it would be right to invite my ex-husband. WORRIED DEAR WORRIED: Why not? It the children want him, and he wants to come, and your husband has no objections, invite him. DEAR ABBY: This is for the 15-year-old girl who threat ened to get herself pregnant so her parents would "have to" let her marry the boy she loved. (He was 16.) I hope your parents knock some sense into your head before you do such a foolish thing. I married at 15. The boy I couldn't live without was 16. We had four children by the time I was 19. He quit school to marry me, and the jobs he can get without an education do not bring M \ very much, so now I am knocking myself out trying to get my education. My family is suffering from my neglect, but I MUST get an education. There is a time in life for everything, and 15 is no time for marriage, no matter how "mature" a girl thinks she is. She is only a baby, and can't possibly know what characteristics she will value in a man when she grows up. And 9 chances out of 10, the man she marries will not possess them. I wish my parents had been less "understanding" and more demanding when I was 15. LIVING AND LEARNING DEAR ABBY: Thank you for printing my letter. I learned a good lesson from your answer and will never get myself into a mess like that again. I have only one complaint? Why, in your headline, did you say, "WIFE BETRAYS HUBBY'S TRUST"? It should have read, "WIFE BETRAYED BY HUSBAND BOSS." Some of your headlines are very clever, but this one was misleading. NO LONGER UPSET DEAR NO LONGER: Sorry, but I claim no credit — or blame — for the headlines on my column. This is the province of your local newspaper editor. CONFIDENTIAL TO M. J I inquired at my local post- office and was told that there is no official ruling against using popcorn (popped) for "filler" in pack- Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL RJGHTER To determine your forecast, note paragraph opposite dates which include your birth date. GENERAL TENDENCIES: Avoid trying to strut or doing anything in an imperious manner now or you can lose the good will and active allegiance from one who has been very close, near and-or dear to you before tills. Take time out to show your generosity instead of expecting others to put themselves out of their way to see and do for you. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19 Take care you do not spend more than you can really afford on pleasure simply because McNaught Syndicate Inc. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Supporting good friends instead of criticizing is wise, as well as coming through where some need is great. Although you want to achieve your aims quickly, you have to be patient Then you get right results. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Take care you are not forceful or you lose the respect of higher-ups who are very valuable to your life, career. Be sure you do nothing to spoil your reputation. However, do not fail to speak up when you are in the right. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to vou are in the throes of boredom Get busy at your particu-1 Dec. 21) Listen to those novel lar job and do it well. Show! ideas that are pecking away in consideration for others, also. [y> ur subconscious and then put them in operation. Know where you are going and get there via the direct lane. A letter could bring you trouble. Be careful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Show close ties that you will go out of your way to have greater harmony, more ideal conditions at home. Use particular care in handling some home problem that is pretty ticklish. Show wisdom, understanding. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) 20) Although those bills look j plan or a loan that is sensible, Impress upon mate your true devotion. You have taken him, Although you may have your or ,,„_ prett much for grante( j mind on pleasure be sure to | ] ato| y handle any business or corns-j AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. spondence, etc., first, that is| 19 j Associatcs could be in a important. Put in a full days - .... work. Concentrate on that favorite hobbv later in the day. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Plan just how to get the cooperation of others in furthering your monetary affairs right now. Listen to what an expert in business has to say. rather unusual mood so do nothing to goad them further. Be conciliatory with one who really means a good deal to you. If you are in the wrong, admit it. Otherwise just have it out quietly, sensibly. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Don't be resentful about the du- Suggcstions given can bring you! ties that are ahead of you, but early advancement. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Mae it a point to show appreciation and mutual admiration for those who truly like you and have extended favors. Try to get yourself to look more modern, but in excellent taste. Show that you are a clever person. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Jf you listen to what others have to suggest, you find that you can make your whole exist- get at them religiously and all is fine, you clear them up quick ly. Clever person will labor along with you, provided you are kind, courteous. Be happy, dynamic. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those young persons who want kindness, understanding and praise in order to offset that divine discontent that is natal. Then tin's person can ence more harmonious and less, grow up to be great boon to •jedious. Become more efficient. Be sure to lend a helping hand to good friends who are struggling. society instead of a thorn in it. Give spiritual training early in life and sports that are helpful ages sent (o our servicemen overseas, but they advised AGAINST it Their reason was not the one you stated — (hat popcorn picks up "deadly fumes" from planes and ships. Their reason: Popcorn attracts bugs and rats. Far as they can determine, marshmallows for "filler" are all right. Problems? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - ad- dressed envelope. For Abby's new booklet "What Tcen-Agers Want To Know," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 900G9. News Briefs MADISON, Minn. (AP) Poet Robert Ely has turned down a $5,000 government grant because of his opposition to the Vietnam war. Bly, who operates the Sixties Press from a farm house in western Minnesota, was offered the money in September from the National Foundation of the Arts and the Humanities. In a letter to Roger L. Stevens, foundation chairman, Bly said that since the government's money "could go either for a poetry magazine or a napalm canister—and only chance bookkeeping decides between them —there could be no pride in such an award." Bly is cofounder of American Writers Against the Vietnam war. NEW YORK (AP)-The el- ropolitan Museum of Art has put its newest mapr acquisition —Claude Monet's "La Terrasse a Sainte Adresse"—on public display. The painting for which friends of the museum payed $1.4 million earlier this month was shown Thursday in tie company of 13 other Monets. Public reaction was divided on whether the painting justified its price but most everyone seemed to agree it was worth seeing. "If I had a million dollars to spend on what I wanted, I don't think I would buy it," said one woman. "But I wouldn't miss it for anything here." WILLOW GROVE, Pa. 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