The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1968 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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— MjrVMfflh (Ai».) Courier Hewi — fliuiwhy, January 11, l ——by Abigail Van Boren— How Much Should 4-Year-Old Know? DEAR ABBY: Me and my big mouth. Now I've really done it. My little 4-year-old granddaughter asked me if the stork really dropped her down the chimney, and I laughed and said no. Then she asked me how she got here, and I simply told her that she grew from a tiny seed in her Mommy's tummy. Now what was so terrible about that? My daughter-in-law is very angry with ma because she's afraid the child will ask her how the seed got there. My son has sided with his wif« and I am in the doghouse. Abby, I cannot see putting off telling a child what he will eventually learn anyway. But what am I to do about my ion and his wife? I don't like being on the outs with them, but I think they are wrong, , wrong, wrong. THOROUGHLY MODERN GRANDMA DEAR MODERN: I happen to agree with you. First try to educate yaw son and his wife to your way of thinking. It is far healthier for the child. Should yon fail (heaven forbid) to bring them out of the Dark Ages, continue to answer all questions as honestly as possible. Time will provt yon right DEAR ABBY: Do you think I man who would cheat on his expense account would cheat on his wife? CHRISTY DEAR CHRISTY: Only a man who can't resist nice round figures, DEAR ABBY: My father, who is 82, wants to remarry. This will be his fourth wife since Mother died six years ago. His lady friend is 78. She seems pleasant and intelligent enough, altho she, too, has had three divorces in the past 10 years. Question. My brother and I are paying for Dad's support. He is still able to enjoy life and look after himself, but at times he acts a little strange. Should we give our blessings to this marriage? We want to be fair, but, oh, dear! DILEMA IN DAYTONA BEACH DEAR DELIMA: I would not encourage anyone who "act a little strange" to marry. Especially at age 82, with a history of three divorces in six yean. DEAR ABBY: The other evening I very nearly hit a little boy on a bicycle. I was almost on top of him before I saw him. His bicycle had no reflectors! Please print this as a reminder to parents of youngsters who have bicycles. I am not selling "reflectors." They can buy luminous paint and "decorate" the child's bicycle so it will be seen by motorists at night. Every time I think of how close I came to hitting that little boy, I tremble. B. H. IN ENC1NO Problems? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL RIGHTER- Co determine your torecast, not* paragraph opposite dates which Include vour birth date. FRIDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: A day and evening to make sure that you do everything in a most careful and precise manner refusing to let any resentment or problems to cause you to do any job in a slovenly or careless fashion or you can have .much criticism and fail to gain the good will and active assistance you desire from others. ARIES Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Showing all about that you are a conscientous person, no matter where you may be today, can bring the finest results and benefits. Do whatever is necessary to feel better physically. Don't try to take advantage of others. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Get into all those interests that perk up your spirit instead of feeling so dull and helpless. Be an understanding, charming per son and others will be attracted to you more. Forget that broken romance. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Kin will not criticize but will give helpful hints; accept them. Use more diplomacy in talking • with others. Then you find that life will .be infinitely happier for you in the months ahead. Take the initiative. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Straightening oat written reports, other papers, getting surroundings more orderly is fine now. Then be with close friends for recreation, talk. Buying and selling comes easier now. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Find out what the needs of others are and then you can add considerably to present income by supplying them. Look to that clever business person for the right ideas. Then channel your efforts. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Carry through with commitments made without further delay. That if the only way to have harmony wtfa others. Out to the beauty and barber shop for the treatment* that make you far McNaught SrnetKatft lac. LIBRA Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You have many annoying little problems that require your immediate attention now. D o not waste any lime. Be sure you give a helping hand to those who need it. Do not turn them down without a thought. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Find a better modus operand! for the days ahead and show good friends that you have an interest in their welfare. However, do not give them too much of your time. Schedule it wisely, well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Take the greatest care you do not jeopardize the interesting and fine reputation you have so carefully built up. Be circumspect in all that you do, say. Get career built 'up by some unique methods. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Show new contacts that you value the fine favors they are extending to you, as well as wise, older friends. Do not neglect regular duties, though, in your quest for new outlets, pals. Plan time, activities intelligently. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Show ingenuity in attending obligations that, seem more than you can rightly handle. Do not lose your temper with loved one. Listen carefully to what is being said, then count to ten. Be happy. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Know what it is that your associates want from you and then do your utmost to meet expectations. Get their good will for the days ahead. Talk over any differences of ideas and you come to a real under- Standing. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those interesting young people who early will be so fussy about everything that you, as parents, could get almost annoyed, so teach to give everything it* proper value, to place principles above other tilings. Ideal chart for pleasing the public where commodities, etc, nt concerned. HOME TOWN, U.S.A. (AP) —"Housewives are such utter fools," announced Trellis Mac Pcehle, America's most average wife. When Trellis Mae made a flat statement like that, Wilbur, her husband, knew better than to contradict her. He also knew better than to agree with her outright. ' Uh-uhm," he said noncom- mittaly. "Aren't you ever interested in why I think all housewives are utter fools?" demanded Trellis Mae. "Uh huh," replied her spouse, 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. For Abby's new booklet "What Teen-Agers W a n t To Know," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal, /069. looking at her warily. "The reason I think we housewives are such utter fools is that we are all so disorganized —totally disorganized." "Oh, I wouldn't say that about you," said Wilbur, glancing around the kitchen. "The place looks pretty spic and span—or will, anyways, after 1 finish drying the dishes and you take out the garbage." "I am not talking about neatness, I am talking about being disorganized." have got a great big union for all. And I just read in the paper they signed a new contract that will get them more money and has new fringers on their old fringe benefits." "Such as?" "Well, the big thing is that they can retire at half-pay after spending only 20 years in a nice warm comfortable subway, where they have chances to News Briefs WASHINGTON (AP) - A travel agent Bethesda, Md., in felt suburban something was amiss when he began getting cat's about the impending (birth of a baby, a person's rising temperature and a doctor he'd never heard of. meet all kinds of interesting people." And—?" 'And I don't think it's fair." Fair to whom?" : Fair to us housewives. Subway drivers have it easy compared to housewives And it's all because we're so disorganized. We should have a ' Well, if housewives are dis- i great big union, too, and win organized," asked Wilbur, still j equal rights with the subway ' ""'drivers. Then we could retire in at sea, "just who is organized?' "The subway workers and bus drivers of New York City— that's who!" exclaimed Trellis 20 years at half-pay." "The idea has some merit," said Wilbur, after a thoughtful Mae i pause. "Let me see now. We've "I know you're not going to! been married 19 years, and I'm leave me just standing here.paying you nothing a week. wondering," murmured Wilbur. That means in another year I "What's it all about?" ' Well, those transit workers could retire you at half of that." "Yes, but-." travel agency. DEMING, N.M. (AP)- Dem- Ing merchants are being asked to accept Mexican'pesos in payment for goods and services as well as American dollars. Merchants in this southwest New Mexico city near the border hope for more Mex nan business after a highway from the border into the Mexican yard has recorded its tint fatal industrial accident since'1958J The Navy said an electricians Thomas Medeiros III, 30, was electrocuted while working on i switchbox below deck of thf U.S. Navy survey ship Maurj Jan 9. Dave Bond checked with the state of Chihuahua is compiet- telephone company and discovered he'd been given a number formerly used by Bethesda Naval Hospital. The company allocated another number to the "Then, of course, I'd have the problem of breaking in a younger wife on the job," continued her husband. "A what?" "A younger wife." ' Oh, Wilbur, you wouldn't, would you?" said Trellis Mae. ' "You just form that big union of wives and see what happens," said Wilbur, and as he bent and kissed her triumphantly he knew that this was one subject Trellis Mae would never bring up again in his lifetime. Gen. John J. Pershing wa» thi first American commander to lead American troops on Euro, pean soil. * "Your businessmen need to learn," Mexican businessman Alberto Duran told a Deming group, "that thetpeso is just as strong as the American dollar." CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Members of the state legislature have received mailed requests to legalize bingo as West Virginia's sole gambling concession for nonprofit organizations The letters are signed by Waller Caldwel! of Fayetteville, who says he represents a group called the West Virginia Committee for Legal Bingo. PEARL The Pearl HARBOR (AP) Harbor naval ship- BLYTHEVILLE Business College Farmers Bank Bldg. 400 W. Main P. 0. Box 503 Day or Nire Classes NEW CLASSES BEGIN JAN. 22 SUBJECTS OFERED: Typing, Shorthand, Accounting, Office Machines Free Job Placement Approved For Veterans •Ji Hurry on down for big bargains YEAR-END CLEARANCE CONTINUES!! LARGE GROUP LARGE GROUP SPORT COATS COMPLETE STOCK Top Coals and Ail-Weather Coats 25 OFF ONE GROUP MEN'S DRESS SHIRTS Colored and Whiti $ 2 79 EACH 3 for $8.00 ALL DRESS PANTS OFF ONE GROUP SPORT SHIRTS TO COMPLETE STOCK SWEATERS 25 50 TO % OFF LARGE GROUP MEN'S JACKETS 25 50 TO OFF FROM OUR YOUNG MEN'S SUITS VARSITY SHOP IVY BUTTON DOWN 25 50 TO OFF SHIRTS 25 50 % TO All Winter HATS Complett Stock PAJAMAS 25oV

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