"A LITTLE STIR ALWAYS HELFS A GOOt> STEW. Your «7 UVodh - Please For some years the circle drive in \Valker Park has been in need of paving. Members of the Northeast Arkansas District Fair Board say they don't have enough cash to do the job and ask for city participation ... since the route is used as a thoroughfare. The city, on the other hand, has left the problem in the board's lap. Your Two Cent's Worth this week polled the people on what they think of the riddled roadway. "7 think it should be repaired. It is a disgrace to the city. It is a terrible inconvenience to people that live in this area." — Mrs. Robert Annand, 812 Robindale, Blytheville. "It's bad — there's no need to elaborate, it's just bad. It's a poor example for people from out of town that would want to come and use the park's facilities." — Nor/no Batton, 811 Robindale, "/ wish they would do something about it. I fall in a hole every morning on my way to work. It would certainly help our city and our cars H it could be paved." — Antho Hill, 821 Robindale, Blytheville. 'Desirable Widow Seeks Decent Man DEAR ABBY: What is a widow to do? I'm not ready for a rest home yet, being only 41 years old. I have two attractive, well - behaved children, a nice home, no debts, and a good steady income. No worries, except where to find a decent man who wants a decent woman, I've been a widow for two years and have been told that I am "desirabie." I started to date a year ago, and every man I go out with hands me the same line. ("What's one more slice off a loaf of bread that's already been cu t?" _ or words to that effect.) If that doesn't work, I'm told that it's emotionally unhealthy for a woman who has been accustomed to a normal sex life to go without sex. Then they try to save my mental health- by volunteering to provide me with a normal sex life. (Now it's therapy.) Then there are men.who want female companionship, but they tell you on the first date that they don't want you to get "serious" as they don't want to get that involved. Have men always been this way, Abby? Or is this a new breed? POPULAR WIDOW DEAR POPULAR: No, its not a new breed. Such men have always been Mound, but your luck is unusually bad to have encountered them all the first year. There are plenty of decent men in the world. You need new friends. DEAR ABBY: I am 2fi years old and wear dentures. My problem is having people (strangers) come up to me and say, "My, but you have beautiful teeth. Are they your own?" Abby, I consider this a very personal question for a stranger to ask, so I say, "Yes, they are." (Then I say to myself, "Well, after all, I DID pay for them, so they, ARE my own.") Then I feel awfully guilty because I lied. Isn't there some way I can answer these people without telling them the truth, and still keep from lying? EMBARRASSED DEAR EMBARRASSED: Yes. When someone comments on your "beautiful teeth," say, "Thank you," and ignore any subsequent questions regarding same. Then change the subject. If the person is so rude and insensitive as to repeat the question, say, "If you'll forgive me for not answering, I'll forgive you for asking." DEAR ABBY: I was mar- ried nearly two months ago, and had asked some of my cousins to be my bridesmaids One cousin (I'll call her Myrtle) lives out Of town, so when she accepted, I wrote telling her when she should be in town for the rehearsal. She wrote back saying she didn't have to come to any "rehearsal" because she had been a bridesmaid before and she knew what to do, but she said she'd be there for the wedding. Then I wrote back 15 Veal's Ago —In Blytheville In a ceremony performed at the Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception Miss Roberta Bracey became the bride of James Patrick Fleming in an eleven thirty ceremony yesterday morning. Department of Defense today released an additional $9 million for reactivation of Blytheville's Air Force Base it was announced by Senator John Me- Clellan. Mrs. Alfred Williams and son, Allen, have returned from Kansas City where they visited relatives for several days. John Wilks has returned to the University of Mississippi at Oxford after spending the holidays here with his mother, Mrs. Grace Wilks. telling her what kind of dress to wear and so forth. Well, the wedding was scheduled for 4 p.m. That tune came, and no Myrtle. We waited for her for five minutes, and since there was no word from her, we were advised to go on with the ceremony, which is what we did. Just after the ceremony began, in comes Myrtle. She wasn't dressed or anything. We couldn't stop everything and wait for her to get dressed, so we just proceeded without her. She didn't stay for the wedding, and left no message. Her whole family got mad at me, so I wrote Myrtle a letter apologizing and explaining why we couldn't wait. That was over a month ago and still no word from her. They are still mad, so what's my next move? CARBONDALE, KAS. DEAR CARBONDALE: You have made enough moves. The next move should be Myrtle's - in the form of an apology. And by the way, a bridesmaid should attend the rehearsal, even tho she's been a brides maid before. Each wedding is different. CONFIDENTIAL TO "H" IN ORANGE COUNTY.' Don't ever be ashamed to admit you were wrong. If I one way of saying you'r* smarter today than you were yesterday. Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 697M Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self • addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Ca!., 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Write Letters for all occasions." TflE BI rTHEWLLE COURIER NEWS THE COUBIEB NEWS CO. C W HAINE5, PUBLISH!* BA8BY A. HAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor GENE AUSTIN Advertising Manager Sale National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New 7orte, flhicaeo Estrolt. Atlanta, Hemps'* .Second-class postage paid at Blytheville. Ark. MembK 01 the Associates Pro» SUBSCRIPTION RATEb By carrier In the city of Blythe. Title or. any suburban towu whert carrier service Is maintained 35c per week, $3.50 per month. By mail within a radius of £0 miles. 58.00 per yeai. $5.00 tot eta months. J3-O n for three months, by mail, outside 5j miles radius $18.00 per year payable In advance. Ma'l subscriptions are not accepted, in towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service il maintained, vniv subscriptions ft» payable in advance. NOTE: The courier Hews assume no responsibility for photograph! manucript. engravings or mat! left with it for possible publication. STRUCK OUT THAT LAST KIP7 PRETTY ooDPlTCHIN6,HUH? WWATuJAs THAT KIP WHO'S BEEN SICK IN BED ALL UlNTER.HfS DOCTOR^ HE'S 60IN0 TO BE ALL R[6HT,K/TTO 6ETOUT IN THE SI/N... f-t HE ALSO DOESN'T SEE YEW WELL, ANP HE'S NEVER PlAVEP BEFORE:., SOMETIMES A CATCHER CAN KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THE OPPOSITION.., Poling on Religon David Poling, The fast dollar boys in publishing are making their money these days with sex plots and stories and biographies. Anything, so long as it is dirty, is their business slogan. They have no literary interest, and much of the stuff they turn out (even under the name of well- known people) is prepared by pulp writers. Titles change, illustrations on the cover may be more erotic arid seductive, the perversions in chapters four and five more sickening, but the same little men are responsible for much that hits the best-seller lists. Against t h e background o f this junk yard, certain publishing houses rise with a grandeur and awesome magnificence of a glistening peak in the snowcapped Rockies. Right off you think of Doubleday, Harper and Row, and especially Oxford University Press. These great concerns have a standard a mood of excellence, a pursuit of quality that may yet be the ultimate reply to a generation that has been polluted by so much literary trash. During 1967 - 68 Oxford Press produced a list of books which filled in some of the large gaps in my educational experience. For instance, "The Oxford Companion to English Literature " is an extraordinary help to one who has a very limited background in this field. And how many in this country are surprised to discover the amount of coverage given to American authors and their works. It is not confined to some literary landscape along the Thames. In another field, "The Oxford Companion to the Theatre" i s now in its third edition and let us hope that many of the n e w church drama groups will spend a few evenings with this material before they scorn everything prior to 1960. If you feel slightly disabled by the swift pace of social change, you would join me in reading Mark R. Hillegas' "The Future as Nightmare." After consuming this volume 1 feel prepared -by david poling- to converse with the science- fiction addicts and many of the younger generation readers who have filled their shelves wi.th fantasy about the future. H. G. Wells, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, and C. S. Lewis are given interpretation and explanation that even tired hard- -by William Idwrenee, d.d.s. - Lawrence News item: Married couple, both of whom were having their teeth straightened, kissed one night and got their orthodontic braces hooked together. Their 9-year-old son had to cut the wires to separate theni. Only a few years ago this situation, would have been •in- likely. The ideal age then for orthodontic treatment was nine to 12 years and teeth straight- ening was hardly in vogue for adults. Now it's not uncommon for people to get hors d'oeuvres stuck in their braces or even a martini olive pit. Mrs. G. had a dlaslema, or space between her upper front teeth. She always hated.it but somehow never got around ro doing anything about it. Now she is having her diastema corrected with orthodontic appli- *tistt* young man dep'i kooct ftrpocAf 'vlMJ, )»•' LJ. ances. ' Blastema is one of the'wore frequent reasons for adult orthodontic treatment. The u s u a 1 cause of diastema is the tough fibrous tissue called'labial fre- num, that sometimes grows between upper and lower front teeth, pushing them apart 'or preventing them from growing together. Treatment often requires surgical removal of this tissue and then use of wires' and bands to bring the teeth together. Once together they usually nave to be held in place by a fixed splint permanently attached to the backs of the teeth, or a removable splint or retainer that's worn at night. Otherwise the teeth might tend to drift apart. There, are many other reasons for adult orthodontic treatment. Most common are cosmetics, poor bite, periodontal diseases and mouth habits, such as tongue thrust, lip pressure, pencil cbewingV'nail- and thread- biting, pipe stem biting, or any eccentric pressure that's frequent and strong enough to move teeth from their proper alignment. While the ideal age. for orthodontic treatment is probably still nine to 12 years many corrections can be made at a much later time in life.'.', Please send your que.stians about dental health to Dr. Lawrence in care of tils paper. While he cannot answer each letter personally, letters of $n- eral interest will be answered fe (hit uhlan. ; . ware salesmen can understand. Riots this summer? George Wallace and Rap Brown and Lyndon Johnson may offer their own explanations but Oxford Press is way ahead on historic background for this behaviorial outburst. In "The Crowd in the French Revolution", George Rude has one of the best studies in social protest that I recall seeing. Rude demonstrates the legitimate complaint «f the Parisian citizens, their spontaneous rioting and sacking of the city and the willingness of individuals to be identified by name and.occupation. "The rioters believing—-with some justice—that the real reason for the shortage was t h e withholding of supplies by merchants and that the colonial disturbances were the pretext rather than the cause, broke into the shops and the warehouses of some of the large wholesalers and dealers and demanded that sugar be sold at its former price...while, in some districts, extending their operations to bread, meat, wine and other wares." If this sounds familiar, read it for yourself and see what the National Guard d i d-in Paris-—in 1791. By now you can see that Oxford Press swings a wide circle. Right now ,it has Albert Cutler's book, "Who Trusts i n God." putter is a layman's theologian, which means you can understand him and gain an intelligent appreciation for what all the fuss is about in religion today. Well, not all of it, but at least some vital footholds for the weary. Viva Oxford. PICNIC TAilLES FROM PEN FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Prisoners at Kentucky ' State Penitentiary are building 1,500 picnic tables to be used at state parks 4nd shrines. Blytheville (Ark.) Gotirier Newi Page Six Saturday, April «, W8 .
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