The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1968 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 26, 1968
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Husband Speaks Up For His Uncombed Do// DEAR ABBY: That guy who laid his "eye had begun to rove" because his wife made breakfast every morning for him in her nightgown, barefoot, with her hair uncombed, had better find a better excuse. My wife has been getting my breakfast in her n i •• h t- gown with her hair uncombed for 20 years, and to me she's beautiful. I know lots of husbands who fix instant coffee and grab a store - bought doughnut and call It breakfast because their wives are too lazy to get out of bed. My doll prepares a breakfast for me that's fit for a king. It's either fr3sh juice, French toast and maple syrup, or pancakes and sausages, or eggs and bacon and homemade biscuits. And plenty of REAL coffee. So she doesn't comb her hair? Who needs Elizabeth Taylor at 6:30 in the morning? LOUIE IN FLATBUSH DEAR LOUIE: Richard Burton, maybe? DEAR ABBY: I would like to answer that husband whose big complaint was a wife who got up every morning and fixed his breakfast in her nightie with her hair uncombed: H a woman can't be herself in the privacy of her own home at 6 o'clock in the morning, when can she? And do YOU get showered and shaved and all dressed up on YOUR day off to have breakfast with your wife? Or do you eat in your pajamas with your hair not so snazzy? HAPPY HUSBAND: HASTINGS, NEB. DEAR ABBY: I am torn between my duty as a wife and my duty as a mother. I am 59 and 'my husband is 63. I recently received a letter from my daughter who lives 1,800 miles from here. She said she was leaving her hus- band after 14 years of marriage and she wanted me to come at once to stay with her kids and run her household so she can go back to work. I don't think it's fair to leave my husband alone, but I hate to turn my daughter down. She didn't sey for how long she wanted me to stay, but she has always been a very selfish girl, and I know once she gets me there I will have a terrible time getting away. Please help me.— 15 Venn Ago — /n B/ythevWe Airman First Class R. A. Mitchell Air Force Base, Hempstead, N. Y., is 'spending this week with his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend. Miss Ann Conway White of Osceola has been chosen Osceola's Lady of the Realm for the 1953 Cotton Carnival in Memphis. DEAR TORN: Write to your daughter ami tell her that If she plans to go back to work she had better make permanent arrangements right now for running her household because your place is wMh your husband, and that'i where you intend to stay. DEAR ABBY: Please tell your friend Amy Vanderbilt to include a line or two about elevator etiquet in her next book. I become so provoked when I wish to get out of a crowded elevator, and severa! "gentlemen" in front of me svand rooted to the floor, refusing to get out of the elevator ahead of ladies who are in the rear, struggling to get out. Someone should tell those stupid men to just get out of the elevator and ease the congestion. And while I'm on the subject, please add that it is not necessary for a gentleman to remove his hat for a lady in an elevator. I caught an elbow in the eye the other day when some gallant "gentleman" reached for his hat. UPS AND DOWNS THE BT rrneviLLB COURIER NEWS ! 8SSA OENE AVB'lW Advertising Manager »i)6 Hitlonal Adv«ti»!n« Representative . Wallace Wltmer Co. New Tors, •thicaso EStfOit. Atlanta, MemnV* 3«cond-cla85 postage paid 4t Blythevllle, Ark. llembe.' of the Assocli>t«: PrtM SUBSCRIPTION RATE* Bj carrier in the city o! Bljtne. tlile or any luta'btn f"" 1 wnert carrier serrfce li nUniBlned 3Se ta week. $1-51 pet month. „ By mall within > rteUja of SO miles. $8.00 per »e«l »5.00 (« •£ months AW 'or tbre. months, by m»li; outslSe t/mllM radius MS.* per year payable la advance Ki'i subscriptions tn not «cept- td to *.ow»s and cltlw where > Dp Courlei News carrier service It. maintained >"'" subscription* »» payable In advance. HOTS: The courier Hews assume no responsibility 'or photograph* manucrlpt, engravings or mat* left wltB It (or possible publication. "MINE AT LAST/" Departure from the Dour State Senator J. Lee Bearden tin's week looked back on more than a quarter century of service in the Arkansas Legislature and gave a report which should be received as good news by all residents of the state: the caliber of government is improving. Senator Bearden is a departure from the dour old-timer's school which sees everything which is past as good and everything 1 in the future as bad. He is not claiming that the new wave in politics is going to be any more successful at solving problems than was the old estab- ishment. However, he does look upon the break up of machine government as a good thing. He sees increased political participation by the young people as beneficial. In substance, he sees better state government because people are paying more attention to what is going on in government. There was a day, and the Senator remembers it well, when politics was left to the politicians. In those daya the primary political problem was where to locate the new highway (a problem which, in Arkansas, often was solved by putting in a 90-degree curve every few miles, so that everyone of any importance had the highway running by his farm). To some politicians, the entire tiling was a joke and there was an air of carnival about the Arkansas Legislature- Senator Bearden has served through these days and is gratified to report, from a vantage point of retirement which offers a great degree of objectivity, we feel, that the changes for the better in state government are highly visible. * * +. . For newspaper people, Senator Bearden has been that rarest of all political figures. He has supplied straight answers to involved questions even when candor did not serve his personal aspirations especially well. But beyond this, he has given the county a full measure of competent representation. He was a product of the county political machine, one might say. But he is further evidence of the fact that the machine made a lot of right selections. JLetteM IJo U As a registered voter of this fair city I have finally decided the time has come to express my opinion on the actions ot our council members and a few of the voters in this community. First- It is a disgrace to the voters ot this city to watch such procedings as went on in the council meeting this week. Why should the council take time to listen to Mr Sudbury's reasons for not fulfilling his'contract on the cable TV? The agreement was made and since the deadline has passed, the company should be advised that the $6,000 is due the city of Blytheville and payment is expected by a certain dale within the present fiscal year. The Little Rock channel was promised by March 1, 1968. This was not done and to my knowledge has not yet been done and to the voters of this city, that constitutes payment as promised. Secondly: Why has the city adopted an ordinance which it undoubtedly intends to follow in only a few cases (the ordinance concerns junk cars, refrigerators, etc, in the city limits)? Dr. Elliott has directly defied the ordinance by stating that the cars on his property will remain there until the owner decides to remove them. We, the voters, realize that tn all probability no action will be taken to force Dr. Elliott to have the cars removed until h« Is ready to. Since ttie ordlnace was adopted for (he benefit of the whole community, the citv should use this case as its example that the ordinance will be enforced. Dr. El- e liott should be required to remove the cats in compliance with the law. If the cily would enforce its new legislation, as it intended when passed, much could be done to improve the appearance of Blytheville. This is a wonderful place to live bul people who openly defy the law and in all probability get away with it are ruining the future of Blytheville. (Name Withheld by Request) Gentlemen: In reply to letter of James P. Dixon recently published in your paper, my work puts me in close contact with officials of the seven counties in the Second Judicial District. Mississippi County is blessed with having, by far, the finest sheriff in these seven counties I know, too, Mr. Berryman is held in the very highest esteem by any number of law enforcement officials within and without our state —federal, state, and county. Furthermore, the office of Collector is entirely separate in some of these counties, costing these counties the additional tax funds for maintaining that office. The citizens of Mississippi County have a great deal to be grateful for in the type and quality of our County officials, and the business-like and efficient manner in which they handle the affairs of our county. We have seen what a "two party system" and inexperienced officials.have done to the fiscal condition of our state government; also how the reputation of the State of Arkansas has been down-graded all over the world. I hope I never see this happen to Mississippi County. Sincerely, Marian fclodgett IF M30 CAM CATCH PNEUMONIA WITHOUT IF MISS CTHMAR ME5NT LIKE ME ANYMORE, I HAVl NOTHIN6TOLIVEFOR! STAMP HERE IN THE RAIN WTO-1 CATCH PNEUMONIA, AMP DIE... w beat by dick kleiner Kleiner , HOLLYWOOD (NEA) Whither television goest? Jackie Cooper of Screen Gems and his top lieutenant, Steve Blauner, knows the industry probably better than anybody else. Their track record proves it — they've got continuing hits, like Bewitched, I D r e a m of Jeannie and The Flying Nun, and they've sold several shows for next season, things called The Outcasts, Here Come the Brides and The Ugliest Girl in Town. The Outcasts has Don Murray and Negro actor Otis Young co-starring. I said to Jackie that the 'networks are showing more guts on the racial issue these days. "It's not guts," Jackie said. "It's desperation. But out of that desperation, something good may happen." Here is how Cooper and Blauner look at the industry: "There are less hits today because the audience is more sophisticated. Shows today have to be better." — Blauner. "Networks have imagination, but the ad agencies are scared people. They'll pass good shows for flashy shows." — Blauner. "There are no more automatic hits. Doris Day has no better chance than The Second Hundred Years." — Cooper. "Continuity departments should be strung up. There's a double standard — the audience watches the news, sees the shot from Vietnam with guys' guts spilling out, but violence on a series is restricted." — Biau- ner. "There is progress racially. I remember, on Hennessy, it took me a year-and-a-half to get permission to use Sammy Davis." — Cooper. "I don't watch much television, except Merv Griffin, the news and the baseball games. If I only bought shows I liked, we'd be out of business." — Blauner. What may be television's first holdout is Max Baer Jr., the big defensive comedian on The Beverly Hillbillies. Bacr, who admits he is a gambler by nature, is gambling that the show will meet his price. "All the other regulars have signed up," Max says, "but I haven't yet. I offered them i fair figure and I don't want to dicker. CBS said let> talk it over. I said I have nothing to talk over — just tell me yes -or no. If it's yes, I'll work for you; if it's no, well, I'll find something else." It's a big gamble, with high stakes. The show has been on for six years, and they want to sign him for four more. He realizes that if he stays with the series, he'll be set for life —"I'll never have to worry about money again as long as I live." But lie thinks he's worth the figure h« has asked for. And he also believes he's a better actor than people give him credit for. "I'm 30 years old," he says, "and I've played an 18-year-old hillbilly for six years and made the people believe it. That has The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - Is your child of schso! sgs SB overactive that he is unable to concentrate? This is a handicap that affects about 4 per cent of all grade school children, according to Dr. Mark Stewart, director of psychiatry at the St. Louis Children's Hospital. These youngsters are unable to s i t still even long enough to watch a television show; they talk in class without permission and are rude to the teacher; they wear out their toys and thair clothes faster than a normally active child; they run into, a busy street without looking for approaching traffic; they get in fights and generally misbehave. Life is hard for these children and also for their parents, who are likely to blame themselves for having spoiled their child so grievously. In a search for frie cause of this illness, for Dr. Stewart believes there can TA. way thiagt tn g*nf, of wmt, I'm Brandstadt b« no doubt that it is an illness, heredity has been found to be a factor in some esses. It was thought at first that these children had some form of brain damage; but the most recent study indicates that it is instead a delay in the physiological development of the brain. The cause is still unknown but a hopeful aspect of the situation is that the child usually outgrows his hyperactivity between the ages of 10 and 12. One surprising discovery is that depressant dvugs given to quiet these children aggravate their condition w h K fc stimulating drugs bring about a prompt development in bejpvior an'd school accomplishment. , These children never become studious types, but they s«ttle down into a more nearly normal behavior pattern. The parents of such » child must learn to treat him with firmness tempered by kindness. They must relax their previous standards of acceptable behavior and set a goal for the child that he can achieve. Even though he will never be scholarly, he may in later We become an excellent salesman or athlete. Q — My son's tonsils were removed when he was 5. He is now 14 and they have grown back again. My uoctor advises radium treatments to s h r i n k them. He said it would ba harm ful to remove the tonsils at hit age. What do you think? A — Age in itself is no reason for not removing tonsils t h i t have become so large that they Interfere , with swallowing. A new method of trf,Min| them that Is giintai in favor Is cry> •urgay ec rapid to take some ability," Novelist Harry Mark Petrakis came to Hollywood to write the screenplay of his brilliant novel, "A Dream of Kings". And he stayed to do a screenplay about the gambler, "Nick the Greek." In the course of his work, he's conquered his fear of Hollywood. "I was afraid of coming here," he says. "All my friends in Chicago keep asking me, 'How are you mating out with all those artistic prostitutes in Hollywood?' And I tell them, 'I find everyone very nice, hardworking and sincere."* But he doesn't know if he could write a hovel here — the luxury creeps up on a man insidiously. Petrakis and his wife visited a friend who'had a boat, and the author began thinking of buying one. "You're doing pretty well for a man who could hardly swim when you got here a few months ago," his wife said. Blytheville. (Ark.) Gourtec News Tuesday, March 26, 1968 Page Six WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Texa* for many yearf had more cattle than people, but recently the two have been tunning a close race, The World Almanac report* In 1957, officia,! estimates put the number Of Texans at 10,873,000 Jew! their cattle at 10,757,000. Some other states, like Missouri and Wisconsin, also have about as many catUe as people: eiiixrttkteun, Ktwai»B*r *»i

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