THE UNCERTAIN] TRUMPET Your Last year the state's prison system made headlines when four escaped convicts were captured in -Oregon. Tlie .ArJamsjis pniuil system WHS licensed of Medieval atrocities. Beiiiff in the limelight I he prison system could hardly afford another incident. Recently, however, that very thing happened. ' World — Please A convict !r>d officials to craves on prison property and testified that the three men whose bodies were dujj- up hud been murdered back in the '40s. Hence, the prison system ajrain Wiis notoriously in the news, Mow do yon feel about the notoriety? Do you think the three men were really murdered? "It's none of any other parties' or states' concern. It is the concern of Arkansas only, because it's their prison. I couldn't say one way or the other as to whether the bodies were murder victims. You can believe nothing you hear and only halt of what you see." — Homer Smith, 2/9 W. Walnut, BlytheYille. "Any had publicity like that is not good lor a state. It's too bad the information was released before they knew one way or tht other. I couldn't say what the truth was as to whether they were murdered or not," —Margaret Gil/espie, Leaehville. " "/ wouldn't know what tht truth of the matter is. Until I know what tht outcome ot tht investigation is I couldn't makt a statement. No publicity should bt given the case until the truth is known." — Frank Whitworth, 905 Illinois, Blythtvillt. 'Church Mouse' Not Really in Love DKAR ABBY: 1 am an unmarried woman with a problem I can't confide to anyone. I Ihink I am in love with my pastor. I go to church every chance I get, just to look at him and listen to him. He is married and has a fine family so I know there is no hope for me, but I can't iiclp the way I feel about him. I don't want In give up going to church, but I'm afraid if I keep going there I shall not he able to hide my feelings much longer. SVhat should I do? CHURCH MOUSE DEAR CHURCH: (You arc ONE reader I am not going (o send lo your clergyman.) What you feel is not "love". It's a combination of respect, gratitude, admiration, and devotion, with a penchant (or fantasizing. Look for a nice single man in whom you can develop an interest, and regard your pastor as a spiritual leader and a good friend. wife who has been dead for 12 years now. All their old friends are invited and they have a regular party for "Ruby" — food, drinks, birthday cake, and everything. Then they all go out to the cemetery to "talk" to Ruby and leave her 8 piece of birthday cake. I have no objections to my husband visiting Ruby's grave on her birthday, or any other day, but this "birthday party" really gels me. I've gone to two. Do I have to go to any more? And what do you think of such parties? WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: I think your husband is digging pretty deep to find an excuse to give a party. You don't have to go to these parties unless you want to. and neither does anyone else. DEAR ABBY: Every year my husband gives a "birthday parly" for Ruby, his first DEAR ABBY: I have a 6- year-old son and I think there is something wrong with him. Mentally, I mean. He does terrible things, just to provoke me, and when .1 give him a good spanking he seems to enjoy it. It's almost as tho he can't get enough of a beating. Tiie harder I hit him the better he likes it. Abby, I am at the end of my ropes with this kid and I have had some pretty terrifying impulses. Please, please tell me what to do. My husband doesn't believe in head 75 Years Ago — In BlytheYille Mr. and Mrs. Lee Richarson and children Mary Lee and James Dale, who recently returned from George Air Force Base, Calif., are now at home at 1713 Holly Street. Mrs. Matt Monoghan and Miss Barbara Monoghan entertained with a breakfast shower in honor of Miss Betty Black, who is to be married to T. E. Geeslin in March. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Besharse have as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McNeil of Wichita Falls, Tex. The Big Brother committee Of the American Legion Post here today asked for help in a drive on illegal use of pinball machines. Reports of violations are chairman of the committee. doctors, but I'm afraid our boy needs one. He just isn't normal. NO NAME, PLS. DEAR NO NAME: Ask your pediatrician what he thinks of your soa'l behavior, (hen follow his recommendation. People who don't "believe" in head doctors usually need them most, CONFIDENTIAL T 0 "THE HAIRY ONE": No girl who is old enough to be "embarrassed" by a heavy growth of unsightly dark hair on her legs should' have to "beg" her mother to let her shave it oil. After all, when a boy has enough hair on his lace to shave, he doesn't have to "beg" his mother to let him shave, docs he? by's booklet, "How to Wrltt Letters for All Occasions." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, L6s Angeles, Cal., 90069. For a personal reply; enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box. 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069, for Ab- Saturday, February 17, 1968 Page Six THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor OENE AUSTIN Advertising Manager Sale National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, f'hlcaEO' Detroit, Atlanta, MeniplT* 3econd-class postage paid «t Blytheville, Ark. Membt. of the Assocltueu Prets SUBSCRIPTION RATE!!, By carrier In tlic city of Blythe* Tine or any s\Vcv. ban town wherf carrier service Is maintained 35c per week. S1.50 per mobtb. By mail within f ratlins oj 'io miles. S3.00 per ycai $5.00 (or si.: months. -3.0" for tlirc,* munths, by mail, outside 5J miles radius $18.00 per year payable In advance. Mfc'l subscriptions are not accepted in "owns and cities where Tne Courie. News carrier service U maintained. Mall subscriptions are payable in advance. NOTE: The Courier News assumes no responsibility, for photographs manucript. engravings or mats left with It for possibfc publlcfctioa. [NAOMI, AMP LILA, ANP "' ' ' OH, WElL.,,ANP.CONNl£;ANDCHI<fO, ANDMARlWN,ANDAlLEeN,AN[>.. Poling on Religon I David Poling When Eartha Kilt cut loose at the White House luncheon the other (lay, millions of Americans wove shocked and dismayed by the rude outburst. Mrs. Johnson took the brunt o£ I lie popular singer's attack on Ihe war in Vietnam and Ihe poverty program in the ghetto. President Johnson may have been the real target hut the First Lady took the abuse. This incident is the second one in several months that has jarred the President and his family. The oilier public embarrassment was the pulpit questioning by. a pastor in Williamsburg, Va. He needled Hie President (a wo rsh i per ) about t h e Vietnam policies. Before we start a national scries on good manners and proper conversations with high officials, let us consider the reason for these intemperate blow - lips. Political and religions leaders in American life have allowed a vast and almost unbreach- able gap lo develop with the public. The. press of official duties, the burden of travel around the world as well as across the country, the almost unlimited number of other "high" officials or important persons who must be seen frequently have practically eliminated a dialogue with the public. This is as true with a Billy Graham or a Cardinal Mclntyre as it is with President Johnson. When the little people of the country feel oul of touch with the leadership, despair and hostility sets in. Some associates of Graham, for instance, are alarmed about this problem. They feel that the evangelist is out of touch with the prevailing mood. (Graham has not eaten oul publicly in years, taking his meals in his hotel room in most cities that he visits.) Th« average parishioner finds it impossible to have a visit with his Bishop, much less the Cardinal. Unfortunately, all this Uirbu- lent flap in church and at the White House has come when the American people need clear and precise discussions on explosive moral questions, War and peace, racial justice, rebellious youth are just a few that havt turned real sour. II is simply tragic that thf President of lh« United Statw - by david poling - can no longer visit with the pen- their encouragement and criti- experience and perspective. The pie who eleced him. He needs eism as much as they need his clergy around the White House, ^Dental as in Billy Graham's case, will be of little assistance until they have reopened the same channels of conversation and dose- ness. -by william Iqwrence, dels. - WORLD ALMAMG FACTS Lawrence People with facial deformities are usually sensitive about them aad liieir lives am often directly affecled by the severity of the deformity, real or imagined. Many of these deformities are now being treated with some success by liquid silicon implants. Facial depressions caused by accident injuries; cancer surgery or natural deformities, such as receding chin or lopsided face, can be built up in this way. The idea is not exactly new and has been used for some time to correct cosmetic deformities or deficiencies in other parts of the body. Some years ago a beauty contestant was disqualified for "illegal" bosom implan's. Techniques nave improved and Dr. Robert G. Calderwood, University of Chicago, reports in a recent article that he has successfully reconstructed a young woman's face that was asymmetrical, .and filled in a deep depression in the lower jaw of 8 man who had previously undergone surgery for removal of a portion of his hinge joint. This is a far cry from the days when surgery itself was crude and people were left with untreated and; unsightly deformities. I remember when I was little there was a "mystery man" in our neighborhood, who always wore a mask on the lower half of his face. I later learned that he wore it to over an ugly deformity caused by surgery. Dr. Calderwood used injections of liquid silicon to treat his patients. While injections are relatively simple and painless, implants should be done on selected cases by an expert who perfectly understands the anatomy of the face and jaw and the material he is working with. Liquid silicon can be prepared in almost any consistency so that soft or hard tissui can be simulated. It merely depends on the amount of catalyst that is used to c o n t, r o 1 the "mix." When it sets it becomes rub- berlike in consistency. Slight local irritation results soon after the injection, but usually lasts only three to s i x days. The British Parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords, consists of nearly 900 hereditary dukes, mar- quesses earls, viscounts And barons, two archbishops (Anglican) and 150 Crown-appointed peers and peeresses, says The World Almanac. Sho.rnofveto power by the Parliament Act of 1911 and subsequent acts, the lords can merely delay nonmonetary bills up to one.year. iVORLD/iLMANAC FACTS We. rfo tat • tori «vsitoWe for yeu, kit It " ' HH Can't Quit ADA, Ht Already Ha* WASHINGTON (AP) - There was some speculation Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, a founder of Americans for Democratic Action, might quit the ADA after, its board voted Saturday to support Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy for the Democratic nomination for president. But an aide to the vice president said Humphtey hasn't been in ADA member since taking the nation'! No, 2 elective office BAT* thai U)T«i ytaii 140. The aardvark is so different from other living animals that it is classified in its own special order Tubulidcntata or "tubule- toothed. The aardvark's teeth are a parallel series of tubes of dentine without enamel covering, say* The World Almanac. The aardvark (Afrikaans tor "earth pig") has ears like » donkey, a body like a pig, and is found wild only m Africa. " w ''
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