RATHERU6HT MATCHES THAM CURfE THE- Your Uwo lA/orth - Please In iollv old England cigarette voiced on this sude of the Atlantic advertising is a problem. Seems as that, the United Slates shoufl follow if the English have all but banned suit. Do you think it should? it. A louder and louder cry has been "/ don't see any good, one way or the other, if they took them oft. They're going to keep smoking them anyway . . . os long as they make them."— Delbcrt Loyd, GosnelJ. "I believe they should stop advertising them. People have asthma, are short-winded and yet they keep on smok- "'.., ing. People would be more healthy it they didn't smoke."—M.H. Polk, 112? Ruddle, fifythevifie. "Tht way 1 fee/ about it is they should probably ban it tor the sofct of the kids. It could help some. Advertising is bound to have quit* an of/eet on them." —James Carter, 1709 W. Walnut. Broken Engagement Or Broken Marriage DEAR ABBY: I recently became engaged lo a very prelty girl. She's from a good family and so am I. All our friends and relatives think we are just right for eacli other, but Hie more I see of her, the more doubts I have about how this marriage would work out. She can be sweet as honey one minute and very sullen and pouty the next. She has at times revealed a side of her 1 never saw before. She's spoil.- ed, demanding and selfish. And stubborn, too. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I dont think 1 could take this girl's unpredictable moodiness for a lifetime. What I am trying to ask, my Dear Abigail, is this: How does a gentleman break an engagement? DISENCHANTED DEAR DISENCHANTED: The same way a lady breaks one. He simply lells his intended in the kindest manner possible that he's decided to keep his bachelor hut- ton and forego the orange blossoms. You may be in for a few unpleasant moments, but you'll both sur- vive it. Better a broken engagement thin a broken marriage. DEAR ABBY: What is your opinion of a husband who would jump up and set fire to the newspaper his w i fe was reading because it partly blocked his view of the ball game he was watching on television? I was completely unaware thai I was in his way as he never said a word about it. Could he have been showing off for the others who were watching the game or what? I have always tried to be a good wife, and he is what other people would call a good husband. JUST WONDERING DEAR JUST: Of all the attention-getting devices, this is one of the most childish and certainly one of the most dangerous. Watch him for other signs of Impulsiveness. He could be off his rocker, or headed in that direction. DEAR ABBY: I have a good friend who is a registered nurse. She is married t» a medical doctor, so it's not as tho she doesn't know better. ^ 75 Years Ago —In Blytheville Mrs. Martha England, formerly of Blytheville, has been awarded a doctorate ol philosophy degree in comparative literature by Radcliffs College at Cambridge, Mass. Another legal hurdlei between Blytheville and the eagerly sought re-activation of its World War II air base was -cleared today with a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court that the city has authority to jloat a bond issue to finance purchase of additional land to be deeded to the Air Force. \ Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hatalson spent the weekend in Augusta, Ark., visiting friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. George Hubbard, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smart and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Williams, Jr., were hosts to members of the University Club at the Hotel Noble Saturday night. Well to get to the point, this foolish woman got out of a sickbed (flu) to attend my son's wedding and she thought she was doing us all a big favor! She looked so pale arid feverish, but she stayed for the . reception and KISSED the bride and groom! On their honeymoon, they both came down with the flu. Now I'm not saying this woman gave it to them, but it strikes me as being a possibility. Am I an old fuddy-duddy for feeling that sick people belong at home? If you agree, please print this. FURIOUS CONFIDENTIAL TO W. H.: I think one of our biggest problems is that lob many adults and not enough children, believe in Santa Claus. Everybody has a problem. i What's yours? For a personal 1 reply write to Abby, Box 69700 \Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and Wiclose EI stamped, self - addressed envelope. Hate lo write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Slews Saturday, March 9,1968 Page Six THE B! TTHEVILLE OOtmiER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W KAINEA PUBUSHEB HARRY A. HAINE3 Assistant Publisher-Editor OENE ADSVIN Advertising Manager Sale National Advertising r.,.,,. ~-.? n t:nlve Wallace \Vltmcr Co New Tors, "nicaao —c^.oit, Att.uUa. Alornpli"* oecond-class postage paid n ElythevlUe. Ark Memnt. ot the As?ocl^teu PreM SUBSCRIPTION KATEa By earner In the city ol BLythe- vllie or any Vic'.', ban town wheri carrier service Is.m Intatned 3Sc pet we?>: sl.50 per motttii By mail within f radius of '.0 miles S8.UO per yoai S5.00 (or nj month* :3.0" for tore* months, by mall, outside 5j mllte rttllus »18.M per year payable In advance. ^;,'l subscriptions are not accepted in *.owns and cities where Trie Co-'ilc Ne\v> carrier service .'3 maintained. Mall subscriptions art. payable In advance. NOTE: the Courier News assurrwt no responsibility for photographs mamicript, engravings or mata left with it for possible publication. mUWiwsWM* ONE OF THE PLAVER5 SOT REAL MAP AT THE IMPlRE PIRT ON HIM... /"...LIKE mis >} «/OJ CAN LEARN A LOT 0)ATCHIN6 THOSE SAMES ON TV i Poling on Religm David Poling It Is possible to sample the national mood by reading the sermon titles listed on the church page ot your local newspaper. This may seem unscientific to pollsters lite George Gallup and Louis Harris and iv'vc lo sophisticated samplers like Nielsen ratings or other wizards of consumer sentiment. Bt:t for those of us who can't afford their scholarly services and want to know quickly and honestly what's going on in DCS M nines and White Plains, N. Y., I highly rocommed a weekly glance at the lilies for Sunday's sermons. They tell it like it is, what's pr •• on in the world and how the church is reacting. I was first aware of this church-page theory when t h e Russians launched Sputnik. I happened lo be in NEW York City at the time and several days after the orbiting space shot, the New York Times church page was littered with sermon titfcs on science, theology, international compclition and comforting relevance like "Outer Space and Inner Peace". \ don't vccnll any space-age anthems but there were plenty of Sunday sermons on "H I Ascend into the Heavens, Thou Art There." 1 can't vouch for the quality of these homilies, but tlie contemporary tone was throbbing with a rocket boost. The death of President Kennedy was a national calamity. The people's sorrow was expressed in memorial services, pulpit pronouncements, and sermons eulogizing the young president. At least one volume of sermons has been collected from the thousands that were preached in that bleak November. In tliis time of such travail in Vietnam and soul - searching in Washington, the sermon title index is again a surprising barometer of our national condition. The other day the New York Times listed these sermons to be preached in city churches: "When Things Don't Go So Well, What Then?" (by Norman Vincent Pealc); in Brooklyn's historic Plymouth Pilgrims, "Keeping Steady in * Crazy World." The same them* . was heard up on the West Side with "Where Is God in Such t .World?" preached at Rlvtriid* - by david poling - Park Avenue Methodists pon- bage strike just* whiff away, Bryant Kirkland spoke on dered "On Coping with Frus- Rev. Herbert Elrenstein was "God and Our Violence" while tration". With New York's gar- frightfully eurrent\with his ser- l J^realvn -by william lawrence, d.d.s. \ Lawrence .DEAR ..DR. .LAWRENCE; Eleven years ago my dentist told me 1 had periodontitis. He said there was nothing to do for it but have my teeth cleaned frequently and brush them with salt instead of toothpaste. I have done this and get them cleaned every three months, but I'm still getting very "long in the tooth." ..ANSWER: Receding gums is a problem that has many causes and brushing with .salt won't eliminate any of them. There's only one good thing to say about continued brushing with salt, quoting from an old proverb: "If you do it for a hundred years you'll live long." Salt is abrasive, and daily brushing with it could wear away enamel as well as gums. Giims and teeth should, of course, be actively brushed, but gently, and with tooth-paste. Periodonitis is a disease of gums and bone that support teeth, and it should be treated as such by dentists who spe- cialize .in or are knowledgeable in its treatment. These, days dentists can do many things to prevent, stop, or at least slow ravages of periodontitis (sometimes called pyorrhea) which is the cause of greatest tbothjloss in the United States. * * * .DEAR DR. ..LAWRENCE:, I had 20 teeth extracted in the. hospital under anesthesia and since then my mouth dries out at night. I thought it would help when I got my dentures but it hasn't. ..ANSWER: First it must be said that it's unlikely that e x traction or anesthesia could have caused your dry mouth. At this time of year, a more likely cause would be low humidity in your house due to a heating, system that dries the air. This is specially so if your house is heated with hot air heat. In winter, noses get stuffed up becuase of head colds, sinus infection or any upper respiratory infection. This often causes mouth breathing at night when you lie down to sleep. A vaporizer in your bedroom at night might help humidify your room and give you some . relief. It also might help to wear your dentures at night. there are many causes of dry mouth: advanced age, faddiest diet, reduced liquid intake, ex- c.-pslsje use of tobacco or alcohol, debilitating disease, labored breathing, urinary disorders and exhausted states. If dry mouth persists, you should see your dentist or physician. Please send your questions (bout dental heilth to Dr. Lawrence in car e of this paper. Whilt he cannot answer e a c n letter personally, letters of gen- •rar Interest will be answered la thii celling, mm, "Let's Get Away From It All". Dr. Harold Bosley preached on "Devils Love a Vacuum" with this cryptic line under the sermon title - (U. N. Tour Following the Service)! The churches around me in Westchesler bad somewhat the same wavelength, with a special emphasis on youth in a troubled world. At Bedford. N. Y., it was "Youth Speaks Out". The Unitarians o! northern Westchester heard "The Trip to Nowhere" (drugs). Another congregation heard "Can Anyone Over 30 Be Trusted?" while another sermon was entitled "In Defense of Student Protests." There are, of course, some violent deviations from my sermon title theory: One Yogi Gupta had bis topic, simply, "Grow Vitamins in Your Kitchen." Another pastor broke the mood with "If George Washington Were President Today." If you can't hear the sermon, at least read the titles. WOKIDMMANAC FACTS All that p r e v e n t s the .earth, from being showered by some 8 billion meteors daily is friction caused by a meteor's passage through the earth's atmosphere, which burns up aU but the largest five or six a day, says The World Almanac. A meteor is any cosmic solid that enters the earth's atmosphere and is in the process of burning up. Before entering the earth's atmosphere, meteors are called meteoroids, tho.se which hit the earth art culled meteorites.
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