The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1968 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 13, 1968
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Your ZJ wo (AJortli - Please Problems! Problems! Problems! The world is..full of thorn. Some of these problems, though, mean more to some people than to others —He- pending on their way of thinking, their background, or where they may live in the world. What do you think is the biggest problem facing mankind today? "They have left the Lard out of their lives. It's bound to bring chaos to the whole human race. They are putting on 'a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.' "—Tim Williams, 727 i. Vine, Blytheville. "Threat of a third world war would erase most of the other problems. There wouldn't be much left to worry about." — Jimmy Maxwell, Rt. Two, Barker Lane, Blytheville. "The biggest problem people have toe/ay h their failure to serve God. Without the Lord man cannot so/ve any of his problems. The Lord is the answer to all things. He is the Creator."—Delia Barnes, 212 Ruddle Road, BlytheYille. JACOBY ON BRIDGE "How did you work out thai finesse?" asked Wesl. "Don't NORTH (D) AK9876 * 83 + A 9 8 WEST EAST A 2 AAQJIO VQ63 V4 « A 952 * 10764 *KJ532 + Q1076 SOUTH A 54 3 VAJ 10975 * KQJ *4 East-West vulnerable West North East South Pass Pass 1 V Pass 1 A Pass C V Pass 3 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — * 1 South studied further and saw that after all there was a way, \ ™ f ° r ^ dr ° P with , No , wh , t „ prov ded West held either two „ „ e s , , n g „ replied Soulh /, ' - - - or three hearts. He took his king of diamonds and discarded a club from dummy. Then he led a club to the ace and ruffed Ihe last club. His next play was the ace of lead would ,didn'l care an iota where the queen of hearts was. If East Cannel-at Bay ? OH, THAT WA? FOR JACKIE KENNEDY." DAVID POLING ON RELIGION Life of a Pastor Has Its Perils According to the car Insur-ihe was telling the folks !n Co- ance underwriters, the clergy- j rinth about his missionary happenings: * * * "Three times I have been beaten with rods; once I was . .Then it would be up to men of this country should be classified a s "hazardous." Many of the big casualty com- janies consider the minister a joor risk — clergymen travel a ot and while they are driving are often preoccupied. Some companies put the pastor in the category of circus performers and military men. On the other hand, life insurance companies generally give :he minister arid full-time re- igious worker special rates :hal are much lower than most other professions. Clergymen, for instance, do not drink so much as the rest of the population. They live longer and are not in the heavy - smoking category. The Presbyterian Ministers' Fund has historically given seminarians, as well as ordained pastors, a much better break in the purchase of life insurance. Back to the busy, traveling, motoring minister. He does drive a lot and the cost of his automobile is often the biggest item in his personal budget. Yet few of today's preachers 'him to lead something. A spade i can match the hazardous rec- set up dummy's j hearts. The jack of hearts came king. A club or diamond lead inext and when West played low, would allow me to discard a 1 Soulh finessed. The finesse-losing spade and ruff in dunv worked and Soulh had his con-;my. I was just, making a safety tract. play lo insure my contract." If we were, going into (he business of promulgating bridge riddles, we might start with "When is a finesse not a finesse? 1 ' The answer is "When you don't care whether it wins or loses." X o r I. h shower! considerable moderation when he bid only three hearts after South had re- hid his heart suit. II was just as well that he did, because with all the spades bunched in back of (he king there was no play for game. East won the spade lead with the ten and returned the four of diamonds. South's jack forced West's act and Wesl led a diamond right back. Soulh was in with the queen and took stock. Obviously the deuce of spades opening had been a singleton, so there wt» no way lo avoid the lost of two more lost (wo tricks and hi) whole problem was to keep from lot- Ing a trump trick tilt, | ord described by St. Paul when stoned. Three times I have been and understanding counselor. shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people ... danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brethren; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. A apart from-other things, there is a daily pressure upon me of all my anxiety for all the churches." -II Corinthians 11:25-28 On the other hand, the insurance company is correct in saying that the pastor of today is a driving hazard because he is "preoccupied." Look at some of the things that are in daily contention for his time and ability: He may have at least a dozen people who are critically ill. home visits but traveling to and from city hospitals several times a week. And finding a parking space. He lives under the constant strain of always being an able By WARD CANNEL NEW YORK (NBA To defend the dollar again devaluation, President Jofinso has announced a sweeping pro gram aimed at keeping Amer can spending at home. Most of the program wil slow down U. S. investmen abroad through legal and finan cial restrictions. But a big part of the plan call for a voluntary effort by th people. It is the president's hop that the spirit of patriotism wil keep the American tourist from spending his vacation dollar ir foreign lands. That is a forlorn hope, I seems to us. Patriotism is a fighting word nowadays. Ant the only voluntary act mos people perform easily is tc break the law. To our way 'of thinking, the only way to get the American tourist to vacation in the United States is to provide him with the things he enjoys the mos abroad. Well, what are the chief thing people enjoy about their foreign vacations? To find out, we conducted a nationwide survey the ot h e r day at lunch with a friend 61 ours whose name is Legion. "Have you ever been to France on vacation?" we began. "Sure," he replied gaily "Three times — PO, four counting last summer." "What do you enjoy m o s I about France?" we inquired. "Enjoy?" he repeated aghast. "What's to enjoy when the people insult you at every turn? Why, the French hate Americans ..." "How about England?" we asked. "Have you ever vacationed there?" "Oh, yes," he said, his eyes misting with remembrance. "1 go to England every other year. "And what do you enjoy most?" Christian Century Magazine suggests that the average minister spends 12 hours a Week listening to the heartaches and sorrows of people in trouble. The couple threatening divorce or the teen-agers threatening marriage are just part of the regular season schedule for the pastor. He has to have something to say Sunday. Every Sunday. He is not backed up by a team of clever speech writers or a ho of bright researchers who pr vide a sparkling sermon on pe sonal morality, War and peac or the generation gap. So b studies his Bible, prow through the library, and trus God that he can again, th Sunday, be coherent and inspi ing to a flock that needs to b led. The preoccupation of the pa tor — just one of the perils c the ministry. It's nice the ca insurance companies can shar This means not only regular ! some of the burden! By William Lawrence, D.D.S. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association DEAR DR. LAWRENCE: ..ithis accusation against him. Dental Health "I've always considered my dentist as not only our family dentist but our family friend. However he now says I need :ots of dentistry and it worries me that after all these years of routine treatment I should suddenly need so much done. It's not that I don't trust him At ieast two other important considerations must be noted. The first is that doctor - pa- another opinion. Ask him to re commend more than one den tist so you may have a choice And after he's done that, don' ignore bis choices and accep those of your canasta partner. Please send your question; about dental health to Dr. Law but I'd feel better if I had an-, the operating or consult- other opinion. Yet I don't wish' to offend him." tient relationship must be based i rence in care of this'paper on appreciation of your den- : While he cannot answer each list's skill and knowledge, and | letter personally, letters of gen on mutual trust and understand- j eral interest will be answere' ing, not on friendship. Friendship should be left at the door of ANSWER: It's apparent that you never completely trusted your dentist as a dentist, and probably not as a friend, either. If a serious problem is "suddenly" recognized, it's most likely because a number of small problems which he has skillfully kept under control for many years have finally blossomed into a condition that requires comprehensive ment. treat- It's not his fault that you've developed periodontal disease, mg room. There's no reason why doctors and patients can't be best friends but not in the office. It's strictly business there. On the other hand, cocktail and dinner parties should not be used as consulting rooms. The second consideration has to do witSi getting another .opinion. This isn't a true dilemma. When your health, possibly your life, is at stake, it doesn't make sense to worry about hurting anyone's feelings. Be s e 1 f i s h about your health. You have only one life to live. Think'of in this column. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS or tumor or cyst, or impacted j 5 ' 6ur lrealKl problems without wisdom teeth. In fact his pre-! ventive measures may havt saved you much pain and money. So it's not fair to make "It it trot that frinct SfAoneirl h tat nun Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Saturday, January 13, 1968 Plgt 4 to yourself or your Besides you'd be doing your dentist a big favor if you got another opinion since he could share responsibility for diagnosis and treatment. But don't second guess him. Tell him Wi'm worried ud you'd Ukt A first edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," together with a letter to Whitman from Ralph Waldo Emerson, can be read at Columbia University's Butler Library, reports The World Almanac. Emerson's letter, dated July 21, 1855, praised Whitman's book as "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America hat 75 Years Ago — In Blytheville The first in a series of parties planned for Miss Katherine Westbrook, bride elect, was given Saturday afternoon at the | home of Mrs. J. W. Rayder when Mrs. Rayder, Mrs. Ted King, Mrs. Curtis Bennett and Mrs. Albert Enderline were hostesses for a tea shower for seventy guests. Immaculate Conception school was dedicated here yesterday afternoon in ceremonies highlighted by an address by Most Rev. Albert Fletcher, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Warren have as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Smith of Fort Smith. "How can you tell?" he said. "The English weather is always terrible, And they don't have any heat in the rooms ..." "Italy?" we asked. "Twice," he said. "The wife always gets painfully pinched. And the traffic is always bumper-to-bumper..." "What about Spain?" we asked. .'Ah, Spain," he said. "Now, there's a country." "Really?" we said. "Absolutely," he said., "Absolutely no relief from the heat. And they don't eat dinner until midnight. Why, I went around fialf • starved..." We also have complete notes on what he enjoyed most during his vacations in Greece ("The poverty is heart-breaking"); the Middle East ("I expected bombs to fall any second");, and North Africa ("You can't drink the water"). Now, these tourist attractions should not be so very hard to duplicate in the United States. In fact, some of them are already here. True, we do not know any counties where you, cannot drink he water. But we do have a airly long list, of native quar- ers where you cannot eat the ood. And as for the poverty, insults and bombs — why, thats leadpipe cinch; In all honesty, however, we ' must point out that this cata- ogue does not include any of he tourist enjoyments to be ound in Asia as we did not sur- ery anybody wiio has ever >een there. "But I'm planning to go next ummer," our friend said. "I lear they've got wonderful bings to offer." "Such as?" we inquired. "The highest prices in the I'orld," he said eagerly. "And hear that in Tokyo you can't hd any street addresses at all. t's supposed to be absolutely mpossible."' '••• ' Tt COUBIEB NEWS IB* COURIEh NBWS CO. a W. HAINES. PVBLISHEB HARRY X. BAINEg Alfistanr nhlMt»r-Rdltar GENE. AUSTIN Advertlsinr, Manaf«» Nau,,nHi Advertising Representative Uaca Winner Co. N™ run. Detroit Atlanta. 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Nature ACROSS 1 Part of a tree 5 Date — 9 Hose beginnir 13 Greek portigo 14 Samuel's teacher (Bib.) 15 Coolest 17 Winnow 18 Australian . marsupial 19 Assembly 21 Face 23 Harden, as cement 24 Cushion 27 Horse's gait 29 Philippine sweetsop 32 Football team 34 Dwell 36 Venerate band 41 Aeriform fuel A Tag along" .uricular 41 Grates harshly 53 Mouth part 54 Blame-bearer X Employ '57 Horseback game 58 Pseudonym of Charles Lamb !l M-Jical (ab.) 60 Dirk 61 Gainsay DOWN 1 Have need of 2 Reverberate 3 Operatic solo 4 Knocks down 5 Greek letter 22£g fete "lai 20 Raise' a nap 22.Sea eagles 24 Smarten one's aopearance 55 Mautical term « urge* ICUEF 26 Matured «In time (music) 28 Play part of. 7 Misplace host (var.) planets 11 Sound, as a hell 35 Dominion !6 Second of two 40 Particular place 43 Catches breath convulsively 45Confir.:d ) as a canary 46 Fruit 47 Get up •t, uei up M .VT""~ «;" •""" ,«"««w »* »«»j i/an u* 48 Portrait statue' 37 Makes 7 Misplace host so Foot part i corrections in a I Nautical deck 30 Icelandic saga 51 Mental suffering literary work officer: 31 Soap-making 52 Hold up i .'Satable _ frame.-bar- 55 American 33 One of the mystery writer 38 Sharp 58 ~ I oo oiiiuj.1 < v u^iiiauic 39 Blow with open 10 Pbliah lancer. 73

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