The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1968 · Page 6
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'Childish Bride Had Better Get with It Your IJ wo Tin's past week Gen. William C. .Westmoreland was relieved of his "command in Vietnam and was named -Army chief of staff. The fact that a. new commander will take his place Worth — Please gives rise to the possibility of a change in war strategy. Do you think a change would do any more toward winning the war? "Just blow the whole darn place oft the map. They could put Lyndon John' son, Dean Rusk and his colored son-in- law, Hubert Humphrey and Robert Kennedy in the target area during impact." — Karron Weeks, 1109 Broad moor, Blytheville. ; "/ don't think it will have any basic - effect on it —/ sure don't. General West- morcland was one of the most capable to have over there. If there are going to be any changes, the people over here should stop criticizing the war and get behind our boys." — Bill January Jr., Ill E. Davis, Blytheville. "It they would let the theater command fight the war, instead of the political leaden, the war would soon be orer." —F. H. Murry, 410 Rosemary, Blythe- wtft. Childish Bride DEAR ABBY: My son, who is 22, married a 19-year-old girl he met while he was stationed out west in the army, We asked him to wait until he had a steady job, but he didn't listen to us. So now he's discharged and they are living with us. We don't mind helping them out, Aliby, but she is a lazy good-for-nothing slob. They've been living with us going on three months, and she . has never once offered to dry a dish or even make up their bed. The laundry piles up and she doesn't even lift, a finger to help. I do everything. I have hinted until I can't stand the sight of her. If she were a DAUGHTER I would give her a good swift kick in the pants. She gets np every morning to watch Captain Kangaroo, then she goes back to bed again. She acts like a guest, and my son refuses to say anything to her. I could write a book but I can't find an ending. NEEDS HELP DEAR NEEDS: Perhaps she is acting like a "guest" because you've been treat- ing her like one. So treat her like a DAUGHTER! And tell your son a 1 "! Ms childish bride that If she doesn't pitch in and help with the household chores, they can find other quarters. DEAR ABBY: I am dating a young woman I could be serious about, but here's the problem: She has a beautiful face, but she's a little on the heavy side. She's very much aware of it and is always on some kind of diet. Can "overweight" run in the family? The reason I ask is because her mother is so enormous she can't get thru a door unless she goes sideways. And her grandmother is worse yet. She has to be helped up out of chairs. Believe me, Abhy, this scares me and the thought of having this girl for my wife and having her turn out like her mother and grandmother really turns me off. Please advise me. HESITANT DEAR HESITANi: Ooes- lly is not hereditary in most cases, but the tendency toward it could be. Perhaps a thyroid deficiency "runs" In her famUy. H you're serious about marriage, you have every right io ask lier. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for five years and we both love to dance, so we work up fancy dance steps at home and try them out when we go dancing. Every one says wa dance beautifully together. Neither one of us likes to dance with anyone else, because they don't know our 75 Years Ago —In Blytheville In a ceremony performed at four o'clock yesterday at t h e Dell Methodist Church, Miss Valima Jane Sheppard became the bride of William Knight of Leachville. The Rev. Eugene Hall officiated. Dr. and Mrs. Jack Webb announce the birth of their first .child, a son, born March 26. He has been named James Jackson Webb Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Blanket!ship and children were ni Memphis Sunday for the performance of the Ice Follies at EUi steps and we don't know theirs. Yet there is always someone who can't ake no for an answer. Last evening a man (I'll call jack) asked me to dance three times and I said no: Well, he came back again a j just stood by my chair, then he took my arm and LED me out to the dance floor. I didn't want to create a scene so I danced with him. My husband didn't say anything at the time, but I could tell he was angry. When we got home he let me know just how angry he was. Abby, I really didn't want to dance with Jack, but my husband insists that I did, or I wouldn't have danced with him. How can I handle people like Jack in the future? LOVES TO DANCE DEAR LOVES: If the "Jacks" you meet won't take your "no" for an answer, tell them to ask your husband. That should settle it. CONFIDENTIAL TO LAURIE: Yes, there IS hope. A problem honestly stated is half solved. I would like to hear from yon again. Everybody has a problem? What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Writ* Letters for All Occasions." TUB Bt fTHEVILLl COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. C W. HAINE4, PUBLISHES BARRY A. RAINES . Assistant, Publlsfier-Edltot OENE AUSTIN , Advertising Manager •kit national Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New Tort, f!htc&&6 Detroit, Atlanta, MempbH •Second-class postage paid at Blytheville. Atk. ttembe. 1 or the Associated Preflt SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytna* title or any mtarban town wher* carrier service Is maintained 35o p«f week; $1.50 per month. By mall within a. zadlus 01 20 mile*. $8.00 per' real. $5.00 for ill month*. JS.oo lor thre* months, by mall, outside 5J mllei radius »18.M per year payable In advance. Mi'l subscriptions are not accepted in towns and cities where Tht, Couriei News carrier service li maintained, "ail subscriptions ar« payable in advance. NOTE: The courier News aasunwt no responsibility for photographs manu - --lift i nucript, engravings or ~ mat* b with It for possible publication. 3-30 Cannel at Bay - by ward cannel - Cannel NEW YORK (NBA) As it turns out,. Bobby Kennedy's poor showing in the New Hampshire primary election surprised a lot of people, including Bobby Kennedy. Why anybody was surprised, we do not really understand. But the theory seems to be that for a fellow like Kennedy, who is reputed to be extremely popular, 1 per cent of the vole does not appear a particularly hearty endorsement. Well, we can explain this matter rather easily, to wit: There was no Kennedy entry on the New Hampshire ballot. Consequently, the only votes for Kennedy were write-ins. And there is a natural human resistance to writing in the name because it is so hard to tell which Kennedy you will get. That also explains in part why Rockefeller's write - hi vote was only a meager 10 per cent. New York- voters will tell you how dangerous this whole write-in business can be, having been burned three times in a row when they thought they were voting for Bobo. A write-in vote for Rockefeller also faces another obstacle in the mind of the mature voter. A citizen over 45 years of age can remember the days when no Rockefeller would dare run for public office, and anybody who even suggested it would have to leave town on the first thing smoking. So, as we said, a write-in vote indicates nothing — neither about the candidates' popularity, nor party unity, nor th'9 elate of the voter's mind. The best you can say for th« write-in is that it gives poll- takers and political analysts something to think about while they talk. The worst you can say for the write-in is that it doesn't do what the voter wants done. And it is quite encouraging to see that some enlightened election boards have come to the same conclusion. In the Wisconsin primary this year, for example, voting machines will have no space for write-ins, Instead, at the bottom of tha list of candidates there will be * last lever marked, "None cf the above." Now that, it seems to us, U • oujer bnakthnufh — Ml only in politics, but possibly in the whole culture. To our knowledge, this is the first time a voter will have the opportunity to vote againsl everybody without throwing h i s vote away on a write-in or oth- er hopeless protest candidate. For the first time, the voice of the people will be able to register disapproval in the polls without registering approval of something else. For the first time, a statistical sample will be able to say "No" without having to say "no opinion." We can foresee brilliant prospects for an option called "None of the Above" in a society where the greatest good usually turns out to be only al J^reaitn -by William lawrence, d.d.s. - Lawrence Two recent discoveries may bring a new era to dentistry — REAL prevention of tooth decay. Dentists now practice prevention in the sense that they prevent premature loss of teeth by trealing tooth and gum disease. But these discoveries are important because they come closer to solving the basic problem — prevention of disease itself. These two decay prevents- tives, one for children and one for adults, have been reported by a research team of dental scientists at Indiana University. The children's preventatjve is a new fluoride solution called stannous hexafluorozirconate. It's significantly more effective than stannous fluoride (SnF2) now being used by dentists. And like SnF2 it's use is simple — C 1M If KM, WA "I'm wry, tie, but ruin en nln, antf wt can't snvt yet -__!•••«!*Ht IIMiM • fNtiNMkl" . it's applied directly to Hie teetn. Use of the new fluoride solution has substantially reduced incidence of tooth decay. The claim is 75.8 per cent. This same study showed that another group of children receiving SnF2 had a reduction of only 54.3 per cent. In some cases, use of the new solution reduced decay as much as 95.5 per cent. The adult preventative is a substance called sodium dihy- drogen phosphate which added to regular breakfast cereal has effectively reduced dental decay. In a group of adults aged 17 to 58 receiving phosphate- cay was reduced over 20 per cent. The cereals used were sugarcoated corn flakes, sweetened puffed wheat, sugar - coated alphabet • shaped oat cereal, sweetened crisp rice and sugar • coated animal - shaped oat cereal. I shudder to think of anyone having to eat this sweetened horse food first thing every morning but if it prevents decay, it's worth it. This may be the first time that fortification of adult diet has produced a reduction of human dental decay. If this work can be improved upon, including some other means of admission, we may indeed be approaching Dental Shangri-La. Please send your questions about dental health to Dr. Lawrence in care of this paper. While he cannot answer each letter personally, letters of general interest'will be answered to tUt MhOBB. the lesser of two evils. We can see it employed wit! wonderful results in marketing surveys, viewer preferences, beauty contests, and — oncl and for all — political polls. Our hunch is that a lot of people say "Undecided" only because they can't say "None •f the Above." Naturally we'd also like to see it listed on the presidential election ballot next November. But somehow, we feel, it'i not going to work out that way. Lyndon Johnson would never stand for it. And neither would Richard Nixon. Nor Nelson Rockefeller. Nor Bobby Kennedy. A retroactive tax is valid and has been imposed by Congress in the past. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt Page Six Saturday, March 30, 1968 WORLD ALMAMC FACTS The Domesday Book, so- called because its decisions were final, was a digest, in Latin, of an inventory of all England undertaken by William the Conqueror, The World Almanac says. The survey, compiled in 1086, assessed the value of all lan^d and livestock in William's new realm for purposes of more accurate taxation. This document has no equivalent in the medieval h i s t o r y .of any other country. c • «,. >Nci\.,j,.it..' ,...!= Assn.,

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