The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 20, 1968
Page 6
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Your J wo Starting with the Watts noting in March, 1966, large-scale civil unrest has erupted each summer in larger- cities across the country. Most recently the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., tripped off another wave of burning and looting Worth. - Please in scores of cities. The government has conducted extensive surveys as to the cause and cure of such noting. Various causes have been advanced to date. What do you think is at the bottom of it? "I don't know. Everyone has a different opinion. I don't think there is a bottom. The riots will go on until we take action to stop them. There should be a law against such things." — Clarence Pate, Osceola. "I really don't know what is at the bottom of them. There are so many reasons that I just don't know what to say. I think that we should all try to get along together and stop the riots."—Mrs. Jack Matheny, 704 W. Moultrie, Blytheville. "I don't know what Is at the bottom of it. I think that we should take some action to stop it." — Charles Williams, Osceola, Niece Can. Solve This Problem DEAR ABBY: I don't know If I have a problem or not. My next door neighbor is'a gweet young woman who comes over quite often as her husband frequently "works" nights and she doesn't like to be alone. I am a widow, and I love having her, so that's not the problem But the other day I visited my niece in a nearby town, and who should be her guest for the evening, but my neighbor's husband! He has seen me only when I'm throwing my 'trash out in the alley, so he didn't recognize me all dressed up with my "face" on. Should I tell my niece about him? Should I tell his wife? Or should I approach the husband? Or should I just keep my nose in and my mouth shut? WANTS TO KNOW DEAR WANTS: Tel) your niece that yoii "think" her friend is your neighbor'* husband and let h«r take it from there. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been happily married for four years, altho thus far we have not been blessed with the children we both wanted right away. After a year, I saw my 'physician, and he assured me that I was perfectly normal, and he could find ho reason- why I couldn't conceive. (He is a specialist in this field, and 'gave me all the tests.) After another year, and no baby, more tests were made. My doctor's conclusions-were the same, only this time he asked me to have my hus- .band come in for similar tests. Abby, when I suggested this my husfiand hit me ceiling and taid, "There Iv nothing IS Yea ft Ago — In Blythtvill* Blytheville's Chickasawi made a commendable showing in the North-east Arkansas District Track Meet held at Arkansas State to Jonesboro yesterday. They notched 16 points to place sixth in a field of 28 teams. Miss Effie Lee Terrell spent the weekend in Little Rock where she attended a school meetihgi Mr. and Mrs. S. E; Tune, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cure, Mr. and Mrs. William Lawshe, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stevenson Jr. a n d Mr. and Mrs. Farris McCalla entertained with a costume ball at Hotel Noble Saturday' evening for members of the Cotillion Club. wrong with mi -1 un nun enough for any woman," etc. We are itill chUdleM, after (our yean, and my husband itill refusal to tee a doctor. I have tried to tell him that •ven if he were found to be sterile, it wouldn't reflect on his so-called "manhood," hut that hasn't helped. Have you any suggestion* u to how I can get him to change hit mind about teeing a doctor? STILL HOPING DEAR STHXi Toe probably can't, and any wgini yon may do to that dteecHon will only toughen Ut wtto. fance. Get someone ebe to talk to him - preferably • medically trained DEAR ABBY: I had to laugh at that letter from the husband who complained because over the years he'd bought hit wife so many beau* ttful iheer nlghtgowni fcit ita just kept them in their orif> Ina! boxes and wore old fad. ed flannel enes Instead. I have been wearing gorgeous sheer, sexy nightiei for years (I buy them my- iel!) and when a friend cola- plained to my husband recently because HIS wife wort nothing but flannel pajama* to bed, I mentioned what 1 wore, and my husband tail, "Yeah, that's why she ha* M mm colds." ^ NUFF SATO Dl PITTSBURCrfl „ CONFIDENTIAL TO *BETTS"t H yon really want to "as*" nwr love, got "Absence 11 to love what wind to to m*» It «* fingoisbef the little and kin. dte fee big," THIS VEAR I'M DETERMINE!?. Poling on Retigon - by david poling - America has had one of the most shocking periods in her national history. In little more than a week's time, the financial support for the dollar was subjected to the most severe pressure in world markets of exchange. Gold speculators brought the soundness of the dollar and its gold support to the brink of collapse. Only the concentrated efforts of a dozen nations, plus some clear thinking on behalf of Treasury officials, guided this event away from the. chaos that seemed certain. Soon after this, the President addressed the American community — and the whole world for that matter - and astonished his listeners with a positive Vietnam peace overture and the intention to withdraw from any campaign for re-election. It would seem hard to compress a more powerful impact upon, the emotions of the people in this country. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. followed this exhilarating presidential statement and the despair and distress of millions of people rocked the republic from sea to sea. Not only had the moderate Negro community lost its most powerful spokesman but the Christian church around the world had lost one of its most articulate and persuasive preachers as well. He had be. come the gospel in action, the presence of truth in the corridors of hate, the advocate of love in a century soaked with violence, torture and war. As terrible as this loss and as shameful as the act of murder, the people of this hour thought of another public figure, another sniper, another telescopic rifle. Not Memphis but Dallas. Not King but Kennedy. Another young father, another attractive and popular household figure. The same sickness and disgust has shaken us all over again, with sorrow deep and anger high and hopes so, frightfully uncertain. They say that Europe is ^or- ried about the sanity of America. Well, America is worried about her own mentaland spiritual health, her destiny, and her reward for the success of her experiment in democracy. But strangely and wonderfully there is widespread, just a week later, new overtures of friendship, cooperation and understanding between the races. Bow elu do yat explain "* masses of black and white walking and singing in parades of our cities and towns? How do you comprehend the thousands upon thousands of car and bus and truck headlights turned on across the land in honor of Dr. King? What reasons do you give for governors and mayors linking arms with the most militant black leaders and singing with tears streaming down their faces, "We Shall Overcome,'We Shall Overcome." The feeling, after seven days, is that America is not beautiful unless it is pretty for black as well as white. There can be no shining seas unless the re. Is sparkle for the kids of Harlem as well as those in G r o s s e Pointe. Spacious skies do belong to the young- Negro who wants to be a pilot or the young Puerto Rican who wants to be an astronaut. It seemed as if the whole -by William lawrenqe, d.d.s. - Lawrence DEAR DR. LAWRENCE; .... My daughter, 11, is in a mental institution and I have been informed that she has gingivitis. What is gingivitis? And is there any successful treatment for it? - MRS. H. G. F. ANSWER: More commonly known as gum tissue, or gums, gingival tissue is normally firm, pink - colored and variously stippled (somewhat resembling orange peel). Some investigators claim that there is no so-called nor- mal gingiva; that this tissue is always in some state of inflammation is present but the degree of inflammation determines the state of the disease, and whether the condition is in fact gingivitis, Vincent's infection (trench mouth) or some other disease. This can only be determined after clinical examination by your dentist, and when necessary, by microscropic tests. Generally speaking, when w e say gingivitis we refer to gum "See w/iot Awpen** *»* *$• GWJW* /i »' J '"J|f*-« tissue which is red, sore-looking, swollen and bleeds easily. It's usually not painful and very often patients are not aware of it unless it bleeds enough to be recognizable. Gingivitis can most Always be successfully tr-eated. ' : When, unseated it.iaay g?t markedly worse, becoming . a true Vincent's infection .or periodontal disease and be dangerous to one's health. In reverse it may also be a reflection of one's general health. Some body conditions, such as certain blood diseases, hypoviiaminpsis, deficiency diseases "of hormonal Inbalance, can cause gingivitis or at-least aggravate it- Most often though gingivitis is due to local influences, the worst offender being poor mouth hygiene: not brushing 'teeth,' and lack of regular care and pro- phyhxis by your dentist. But there are other local causes, such as poor dentistry, crooked teeth, bruasm (gruid- ing teeth), bad mouth habits and cavities that allow food fan- pactions. Calculi deposits on teeth also play an important role Also affecting the gingiva are mouth-breathing, which dries and irritates the tissues, and a drug called compazine, which is a widely used tranquilizer for mental patients. Since gingivitis can become a serious problem and can reflect serious problems in other parti of the body, it" should not g* untreated. Please seuo your question? *• bout dental health to Dr. Lawrence in care of this paper. While he cannot answer each letter personally, letter* of general interest will be answered to thli column. American .Constitution, Bill of ''Bights-'and'••Declaration of independence suddenly were being put on the line to this present, living generation. Either we make it work or we will watch it burn. • I'm not so foolish or intoxicated by funeral rhetoric to think that the sweet hie for all people, all colors, all religions, all nationalities is going to arrive around May i. But I have ^witnessed soiil - searching and soul beginnings that may fulfill some of Dr. King's greatest aspirations. If that'is true, then the dedication of his last book, "Why We Can't Wait," is much closer to reality. To my children Yolanda — Martin III - Dexter — Bernice : for whom I dream that one day soon they will no longer b» judged by the color of then skin but by the content of their .character. A Wind Chill Table to The World Almanac sfioWf that if the temperature is 25 degrees and the wind is blowing at 20 miles per hour, 1 the effect on the human body is the same as 4 belpiijr zero ^ith np vyirid. Likewise; 35 degrees, in a 46-mile wind, has the same chilling effect as 1 above zero; r and minus 45 in a 40-mile" wind f«el« like 128 Shf&evW* (Ark.) Ceurler Page Si» laturday, April 20, IN* !---,£ in.nni—

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