The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1968 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 24, 1968
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£dit or 3 Guy I know once lived In the far, far north. Just for the heck of it, one day when it - was 35 (BELOW zero) he stood (momentarily) on his front porch. . .in his under- shorts. . "Wanted to see what il'd be like," he :-said. ; . It was cold. No, no one saw him. ' Who's oul looking around at 35 below? » » » St. Regis Paper Co., was polluting the sir with ils manufacturing plant In Jacksonville. Kla. Bid I hey solve the problem? Oh. boy. • -' Now, they extract two tons of charcoal per (lay from the stacks. . .and sell it to Hickory Charcoal Co.. which uses the stuff to moke briquettes. The paper you now hold in your hands it made of trees, by the way. » » » Friend from out of town sent in his - check lo renew his subscriplion. He's been gone for n number of years now and says that he first took the paper to keep up with old friends, but tliis interest fades over the years. Now, he says, "I keep taking the Courier just to see which foot you'll put in your moulh next." lie thought I'd be drawn and quartered recently. Just a flesh wound, suh. * * * You wanna know Ihe most beautiful thing I've seen in the pas! year? Well, on a snowy day in Memphis a big red-faced, tough looking, porcine cop of about 55 years stood at a busy intersection directing Iraffic. A group of school children—ages about fl—stood on a curb and waited to cross when the light changed. As the group approached the cop, he bent low and, as if this has been happening for years, a little girl gave him a hug and kissed his weathered cheek. He accompanied ttiis group across the slrccl, gave each of them a piece of gum and then returned to his post at mid-intersection. -H.A.H, Your 2Ji iuo In recent weeks the Courier has received more letters to the editor on the subject of the electric utility rales llian on any other subject. Electric rates are often B controversial subject. Since the Wortk — Please topic has been referred to so often it seemed only appropriate that "Your Two Cents Worth," ask the question — "What do you think of Blytheville's electric utility rates?" "I don't think they ore outrageous. Most of the peop/e that complain have got a lot of stuff hooked up — which I don't."—Charles Rhoades, 210 W. Cherry, Blytheyille. "I'm perfectly satisfied with the rates. They are very reasonable, I've, been a resident of BlythcYille a long time and I hove never had any reason to complain." — Ed Downs, 223 Dowgem, B/ythe- ville. "/'ve heard of torn* places being cheaper, ell right. Some placet arc even higher, I suppose. / believe Ark-Mo Power Co., Is a good organization and I trust them. Thty will do what is best tor the consumer and themselves."—Jessie. Fondren, 724 i. Main, Ifythtvifft. Home Bayer Needs Lawyer's Advice DEAR ABBY: Tlicre is an elderly gentleman who lives on the same street where my married daughter lives. She knows him only by sight, and 1 understand that he's in very poor health and is rather an unfriendly person. 1 won't go into details here, but I would like very much to buy his house after he passes away. 1 hear he plans to live there until he dies. I know that another party is also eyeing his house. How can I be sure I will be first in line lo get it? Should I go there, introduce myself, and make him an offer? 1 really want that house and 1 don't want to spoil my chances. THINKING AHEAD DEAR THINKING: The idea of approaching an elderly, ailing, "unfriendly" home-owner with an offer lo buy his home Is for the birds. (The vultures.) Ask your lawyer, banker, or a real estate dealer to negotiate for you. DEAR ABBY: The lady who signed herself "FLAT IN BACK" and wanted to know where she could find a foam rubber fanny is lucky. She has all her problems behind her. Those forward - looking engineers in the foundation industry seem to have dedicated themselves to the proposition that "it's what's up front that counts." Not so. A few years back, several manufacturers came out with a "false derricre". (One such item, appropriately named "FANCY THAT," is still on the market.) I won't say that the demand for such an item hit bottom but almost no one makes them anymore. So it would seem that these "bras" for the fanny were a bust. Sincerely, WILLIAM B. GLEESON, (Powers, Knollwood, Hopkins, Minn.) DEAR ABBY: Our cat is to have kittens. My wife and I disagree on whether our boy age 4 years and 5 months, should witness this event. We consider the childtobe 15 Ytori Ago —In B/ythtv/He Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Mod- inger Jr. had as their weekend guest, Mrs. Modinger'a mother, Mrs. Nina Thompson, of Morganfield, Ky. Dr. and Mrs. Jack Webb had as their weekend guest, Mrs. W. C. Neill and Miss Josephine Neill of Carrollton, Miss. Pat Burks and Larry Lutes, Students at the University of Arkansas were the weekend guests of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berry spent the weekend in Prentiss, Miss. above average In Intelligence and reasonably well - adjusted. He has already asked where babies come from. We would appreciate your opinion MR. AND MRS. M. DEAR MR. AND MRS. M. I see no reason why the hoy should not witness this event. One picture w worth 10,000 words. DEAR ABBY: My family and I were invited to the home of a friend we had known for many years. On our last visit for dinner our hostess prepared a colorful (but highly inedible) buffet of Jewish dishes, none of which we had ever eaten in our home. This included bagels, lox, smoked sturgeon, pickled herring, chopped liver, sliced tomatoes, creamed cottage cheese, jelloed tuna, sour cream, pickles and lotkes. Also kichel.and strudel for dessert. When I was Invited to the buffet table I blurted out, "There is nothing here I can eat." I have weak kidneys from a scarlet fever attack in my earlier years and I can't eat spicy foods. Was my remark rude? Or should I have tried to make • meal out of sliced tomatoes and bagels? HUNGRY GUEST DEAR GUEST: Your remark was rude. You should have eaten what you were able to, and said nothing. Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles. Gal., 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 89700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions." THAT'S THE LAST STRAU! IF HE OJAMT5 ANV SUPPER, HE CAN COME AMD 6ET IT HIMSELF! Poling on Religon David Polroj By DAVID POLING "What was the United States doing when it became clear that Hitler's final solution was Ihe extermination of the Jews?' A callous indifference is the verdict rendered by Arthur D. Morse, who spent several years studying the documents, official statement and political decisions of our State Department in its response to the threat of Adolf Hitler. After years of careful research, Morse asserts in his book, "While Six Million Died," that many Jews could have been saved if our State Department in 1943 had acted more vigorously and decisively. H i cites three avenues of escape: Assisting the Jews in their escape from Nazi - occupied Europe to a neutral nation. Concealment ot the jews with in an area controlled but not occupied by the Germans, or Protection of the Jews by Germany's allies who w ere fearful of later punishment for war crimes. These are painful facts that the author brings to us. He digs out the mtnrmatlon that tht Swedish government w a s prepared to take care ot 20.000 Jewish children. Sweden had prepared to take care of 20,000 Jewish children. Sweden had already taken 35.000 Jews and asked if the United States and Great Britain would assist in aiding the children. In a long tangle of commu- niques and diplomatic exchanges, the proposal collapsed and many more than 20,000 went to Nazi crematories. Morse has received many distinguished awards and honors for his television directing but I doubt if any of his work will, match the thoughtful and forceful material compiled in "While Six Million Died." During a recent battle with the flu, I had an opportunity to spend several days with important new books. One of these was from the pen of Dick Gregory. Here's why his approach is vital: Some people are now telling us that the civil rights movement is dead, that our only choice, is black power or white suppression. I do not accept that verdict of race relations and I believe Dick Gregory provides a middle way. Writing with candor and conviction, h» describes tht r*«- font for hii participation in advance of Negro rights and outline,! iom« of the goals that we •II iteuid atak Thii U no Uttfc -by david poling - ' thing for a person like Gregory who in 1961 earned more than a million dollars as a top show business entertainer. He decided that he must become more actively involved in the protest marches for better housing and jobs. He describes convincingly the rationale for his minority leadership in "Tht Shadow That Scares Me." "When the presentation of just grievances, either at the conference table or through nonviolent demonstration, are unheeded, some form of civil disobedience is inevitable. Even in a nonviolent revolution it is necessary to use guerrilla warfare tactics; that is, open violation of the existing laws of society. Such civil disobedience ' should be open and nonsecret. "It should be an expression, of man's conscience willfully disobeying laws which violate the nature of man. Persons who engage in acts of civil disobed- ience should be willing to suffer the penalty imposed by the unjust law, both to demonstrate the injustice of the law and to show a respect for law and order when it operates within a framework of justice. "Those who engage in acts of civil disobedience are not saying they do not want laws. They are saying that, they want laws to be based on justice for all men." The danger, of course, is that Jjenlal - by william lawrence, d.d.s. - DEAR DR. LAWRENCE: In June, 1!H>7, my dentist removed an old tooth that \y a s embedded in my lower jaw bone. He also did what he described as "curettage of e % • tensive bone area." Since then, I've had numbness of my chin an.d lower lip. 1 was tohl tiat this sometimes happened and lirsWi that it would be only s matter of time for' fasllng to come back. But it's been seven months and I'm worried that it will never come back. ANSWER, Retained roots sometimes cause infected o r cystic areas i n surrounding bone. When roots lie deep in the jaw bone, infection may involve $fcfl% V IM*MM,IM.' •/ irntf fAf 'mW h Ik taint I Mm, M I Mt ttiifk the canal that houses the dental .,' .;vi,i. or t.;e l^elf. In order to remove all infection, the bone is scraped and, in so doing, it can be damaged. This is not uncommon. Fortunately, the numbness which fo|;<iws is ra.rely permanent. The length of time needed for tjie nerve to repair itself depends on servcrity of the initial injury. But even, if the nerve is completely servered, it usually repairs itself, although it may take more than a year. First signs of repair are a tingling or itchy feeling in the chin. There are occasions, no doubt, when the nerve is .injured by crude and careless surgical procedures. However, in most cases this type of injury is unavoidable. The important thing is for the surgeon and patient to thoroughly understand the possible effects of «urgery and to carefully evaluate the need. For instance, it there is a root deeply embedded in the jaw, close to the nerve, and it hasn't given the patient any difficulty for many years, the need for removal is very slight. If removing it would cause more damage than leaving it in, leave it in. It's more prudent to allow the root to remain where it is and check on the area at frequent interval!. Picas* send your questions •bout dental health to Dr. Lawrence in cirt of thii paper. While h« cannot answer «ach letter personally, letter! of gen- «•••! Interest will be ans|Vv'r«l to thii oolumn. the wild fringe does not understand the difference between responsible dissest and. irresponsible street brawling. Let us pray for the former and resist the latter. THE BI rTHEVlLUS COURIER NEWS THE OOUKIE3 NEWS CO. H W HAINZft. PUBLISHES HARRY A. HAINE8 Assistant Publisher-Editor GENE AUS11N Advertising Manager Sale National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New York, (ihicsco Detroit, Atlanta, Mf.mpa» Second-class postage paid n Blytheville, ArX. Hembe. of the Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATEla By carrier In the cltj of Blyth«« Tllle or any- I'lLu. ban town wh«r« carrier service Is m.inulned 35o P« week. 31.50 per month, . By mail within f radius of TO miles. $8.00 per yeai 15.00 (or «« months. W.on for tbrew munths. W mail, outside 5J mllei radius 118.00 per vear payable in advance. Mh'l subscriptions are not accepted Hi '.owns and cities wftere Tn» Courle, News carrier service is maintained. Mall subscrlpilons M» payable In advance. NOTE: The Courier News assumes no responsibilit" for photograpW manucrlpt, . engravings .• or mftta left witb tt for [io&Giblc publication. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Saturday, February 24, 1968 Page WOWD ALMANAC : FACTS Om> of culture's greatest natural benefactors was the grasslike plant papyrus, member of the sedge family, Cy'persceae, now nearly extinct, which grew abundantly in ancient Near Eastern m * r s h « s. The World Almanac notes that the Egyptians used papyrui 2.900 years ago to !'' 'lion utc- • "'•':"••;, •• '•• •Its, .cl; . ,.:ld,

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