The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1968 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 27, 1968
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Between March 12, when the primary season opens in New Hampshire, and June II, when it closes Jn voters in 14 states and the District of Columbia will have their say on 1968 presidential preferenc«• Key contests include New Hampshire, first test of Republican sentiment on Richard Nixon and George Romney; Massachusetts, a confrontation between President Johnson and Democratic challenger Eugene M«*^! WJS^fS'ff'E McCarthy and Nixon-Romney rematches, and Oregon, where all the leading contenders in both parties could Be on the ballot. Past campaigns have often turned on the primaries. But they are not a sure route to nomination. In 19SZ, Sen. Estes Kefauver swept the Democratic primaries but lost the nomination to Adlai Stevenson, who entered none. Boyle - / NEW YORK (AP) -Things a someone close to you has be. columnist might never Know it he didn't open his mail: It has been estimated that US. women use enough lipstick each year to cover the outer surface of 40,000 barns. 'But what girl wants to kiss a barn when there are so many willing boys around? The hope of extending average human longevity to 100 years is still only a mirage. Some experts believe now that because of increased strain and environmental pollution, life expectancy may even fall slightly in'crowded civilized areas. You may live more comfortably— but not quite as long. This may be 1968 to the rest of the world, but to the Chinese it is 4666, the Year of the Monkey. It could be a propitious one as, according to oriental mytholo- being able to drive away witches, bad spirits and evil influences. Chinese believe 12 animals rule in successive years. Following the monkey, will come the years of the rooster* dog, pig, rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake horse and goat. The quickest way to lose weight is to fly to the north or south pole. You weigh slightly less there than at the equator, because the pull ot gravity is greater at the earth's equatorial trayed you. Disturb a robin's nest and bad luck will follow. If a swallow abandons its nest in the eaves Of a house, the house will soon burn down. Boast about your good. fortune and misfortune will follow quickly. It was Mark Twain who observed, 'The lack of money is the root of all evil." Strange Blizzard CORNWALL, Ont. (AP) Mrs. Joiin Garlough suddenly found herself in the middle of a snowbank in her living room. A gear on the blower shaft of a city snowblo'wer broke as the machine passed in front of her house. Flying • ice and snow broke the living room window and piled up on the floor. Mrs. Garlouch suffered minor cuts from flying glass. City work crews shoveled out the show, cleaned up her living room and replaced the window. bulge than at either pole. Quotable notables: "I love Back Seat Driver Get Husband's OK NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — With a backseat driver all the way, Bill Carrol drove 25,000 miles from Anchorage, Alaska, to the tip of South! America and part of the way back. Carroll, after getting his wife Renee and the family sedan back safely, said Thursday)he believes "it takes four eyes" to maneuver a car a long distance. Of his wife's assignment on the trip that started last September, Carroll says: "She was backseat driving all the way, because I asked her to." Negro to Try For Selmo Mayor Job SELMA, Ala. <AP> - A Negro minister, the Rev. L. L. Anderson, qualified Thursday to run for mayor of Selma in'the March city Democratic primary. Anderson, pastor of the Selma Tabernacle Baptist Church, is ... v ,.. r =. n «.o »~ ...„. ...... the first Negro condidate to run ever to climb the 14,780-foot for mayor here. Other Negroes Matterhorn peak in the Alps, have run unsuccessfully in the Folklore: A bee sting is » sign past for the City Council. 8 people, I love my family, my children. But inside myself is a place where 1 live all alone, and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up."— Pearl Buck. Smart eating: A survey found that the higher intelligence a person has, and the more educated he is, the more likely he is to show a food preference for celery, olives and grapefruit. But the people we know who wade through a martini just for the pleasure of getting to an olive have never impressed us as being superior mentally. Forgotten heroes: Even your next-door neighbor, who sometimes acts like he known everything, probably can't tell you who Edward Whymper was. Well, on July 14, 1865, Edward Whymper was the first man Deduct Half the Cost Of Medical Insurance A provision in the Social Security Act of 1965 is responsible for the big break taxpayers get this year on their medcal deduction. For an untold number of people it will mean they will have a medical deduction on their 1967 return for perhaps the first time in their life. By now most people are familiar with the old - established rules on medical deduction: No credit is received until your total bills exceed 3 percent of adjusted gross income. Even, you receive credit only for the excess beyond the 3 per cent were not even considered until they exceeded 1 per cent of income. Those were the old rules. Things are changed this year. Beginning with you 1967 return — the one you will file by April 15 this year — you have a deduction amounting to 50 per cent of your cost of medical care insurance. If your Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance coverage for your family costs you $280, this means you will have a deduction of ?140. The maximum deduction that may be taken on such health insurance is $150. This amount applies only to premiums you, yourself, pay. If your company pays all or a part of your hospital insurance you can not consider the employer's share. You get this deduction for insurance even though you do not have sufficient other medical expenses to qualify for the regular medical deduction. What if you do have considerable medical expense in addition? Proceed as you have in cut your own taxes by Ray DeCrane By NEILBIBLER Associated Press Writer HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana bishop of the Episcopal Church is setting up houses lor priests who he said have aroken down "under the stresses of contemporary parochial life." The Rt. Rev. Chandler W. Sterling, 57, says 2,200 Episcopal clergymen are in this category. He says the priest with a problem suffers from feeling unneeded, guilty and hopeless— "from futility and utter frustra-. Jon in his work. j "There's always somebody on By FENTON WHEELER Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) - Hitching up iiis burlap trousers, Isidro Martinez says things will be much easier for him. Martinez means that after more than 40 years in a thatch M with a dirt' floor he is about ;o move into a new, furnished souse and have a regular income. His 67-acre farm, formerly jasture for 10 dairy' cattle, is one of hundreds being incorporated into what Prime Minister ?idel Castro calls Havana's Green Belt. The 66,000-acre belt encircles ;he southern half of the capital. It is part of a vast and expensive Castro program begun last April to make populous Havana province self-sufficient in food products. ' Martinez' farm, given to him in 1959 under a land reform program, is just off a main artery .eading to the central highway ;hat courses the length of this Caribbean island. It is about 17 miles from Havana. A handful of Havana women work every day on his land, clearing rocks from the hundreds of coffee bushes they have the past with ttie listing of your medical and dental expenses and this tune include that other medical insurance. Add to your total the cost of medicines and drugs exceeding one per cent of income. From this total subtract 3 per cent of income. The balance is deductible. •••••••••t•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•••• •CUT TOUR OWN TAXES" c/o Blytheville Conrier News Dept 723 P. O. Box 489 Radio City Station New York, N. Y. 1001ft Please send copy (copies) of CUT YOUR OWN TAXES at M cents each to:' NAME ,'. ADDRESS •••• CITV STATE ZIP ••• Make check* payable to TAXES. Allow 3 weeks for delivery. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi — Saturday, Jammry 2J, 19W- Pagj Thm Aid Planned for Frustrated Priests his back," Bishop Sterling said, "somebody using him as a punching bag." The first "Nicodemiis House" will open March 1 at Pelham, a New York City suburb, with the blessing of the House of Bishops but without church money. The name comes from a Biblical man who "conies quietly to the door by night with a heavy heart." "!' going to be swamped as soon as I start," the bishop said. He has resigned as the head of the church in Montana effective March 1. The project is called PARDON, for Pastors Anonymous, Recovery-Directed Order for Newness. * * * . • A priest would be relieved'of his pastoral duties, moved to a Nicodemus House without his family, and given temporary secular work "so be can pay his way while he battles his bag." In the halfway house, fellow priests wo had survived similar crackups would counsel with the client—Bishop Sterling's term since he says "they won't be patients and we're not going to be a welfare agency." There would be no psychia- ! trists. If one is needed, the client would be sent to one. When the priest Is ready, he could be given a parish at a new' location. He might turn to church work without pay while he holds a secular job or he might leave all ministerial work, work. Bishop Sterling will open two Nicodemus Houses, one an apartment for four to six persons, the other a home for perhaps 15 men. "No Skid Row stuff," he says. "We're working with a high type of person in- intelligence and sophistication."' "It's unknown territory," th» : bishop says. "It's going to upset a lot of things and I have no financial certainty." Green Belt: Castro's Plan planted where cattle used to graze. Russian tractors then will take over much of the cultivation, i Martinez turned over his land to the senate for coffee production. In return, tSie government is completing a prefabricated cement house about a block from his thatch shack and will pay him a monthly pension of 120 pesos, officially Worth $120, until the cofee harvest comes in. Martinez thinks that will be in about two years. . Long before that he expects to abandon the hut where he has lived alone with a crude bed, broken furniture and daylight showing through cracks in the walls. * * * Weathered and well past 50, Martinez says he looks forward to coffee farming although he has no experience with it. The dairy business, he adds began going downhill for him when he could no longer obtain proper feed to supplement grazing. Two of his remaining cows stand docilely in front of a plow while he pats their noses and explains he is still going to plant a few vegetables on land unused for coffee. Across the road, students work a coffee field from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., then go to school at night. Castro says more than 100 million coffee plants will be put down in the first of three concentric semicircles that compose the Green Belt. The other bands will be for fruit-and dairy products. By 1970, the bearded leader declares, Cubans will have enough coffee to drink and export. Coffee is rationed now. The coffee bushes are called caturra, requiring little shade. This type has been successul in mountainous Brazil, but Cubans are planting them on flat land and this has brought skeptical predictions. I LOW-COST ACCOMMODATIONS for skUenf wlil be of. fered by this Teton Village Hostel at Jackson Hole, Wyo., first of a chain. Watch his big smile that say* 'Thank You" When the boy comes to collect... JLour newspaperboy makes it his business to collect at a regular time—convenient to you. Tnat way he comes expected and yon can be ready for him. You can help, too, by having the money there so he won't have to come back. He'll appreciate that. Because this boy ism business. He depends on the full collection of his route for his full , profit. And wpeat calb for him mean extra work with no extra profit. > Henoe, next time the hoy comes by to collect, be ready—and watch hii big smile, which saya "Thank you." Tbfa menage pnbHiheJ M m Mrrie* to » i . • Blytheville Courier News

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