The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1968 · Page 6
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*WJ40THEHELLIS 'Do Not be Overcome' The man who generally Is cred- tted with bringing the Christian religion to the western world is Paul, made the venturesome journey the Middle East to Rome, making thousands of converts along the way and laying the foundation for the spread of Christianity into middle and northern Europe, from whence it came, of course, to the ^Americas. " Paul's incisiveness was such that 4ris words served man well at any given moment in history. This counsel, from Eomans, is startlingly ap- p.ropriate for the United States today: Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but asso- elate with the lowly; never be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, neyer avenge ourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is. written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." No, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. .. "For rulers are not' a terror to good conduct, but to bad. . ." Leading The Way We can think of few finer appellations than The Bible Belt. And one aspect of belonging to it is that, in times of crisis, we turn to our churches and our ministers .for leadership. ; They did not disappoint on Sunday: j?" The Reverend Mr. John C. Barton Jr. -told his listeners at Grace Episcopal _Church: ~" "Some of you probably came to church this morning because you wanted to mourn the death of Reverend Martin Luther King. There are others who are glad that he is dead. If this is true of you, then you need to weep for yourselves because there is something more dead in you than in Martin Luther King." The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickerson at the St. Paul Baptist Church, in a fitting tribute to the way of Dr. King, read from the Sermon on the Mount: "Ye have heard that .it hath been said, "Thou shall love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.' But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you." Dr. John H. McClanahan at the First Baptist Church led his congregants in the Confession of Sin from the Baptist Hymnal. "I would urge," he said, "that we stand up together not only for law and order and common decency, but also for a new commitment to openness, flexibility, dialogue and understanding which will make for genuine progress for all our people." The ministers of this community can play an irreplaceable role in this new dialogue. Theirs is an authority and a mission and a respect that no other individual or group can rival. If such a new dialogue is opened, and if- it is the ministers who lead the way, they shall have brought nearer the time when people turn to the church not only at times of discord but before, after and maybe even instead of.—Pine Bluff Commercial. Answers Consolidation and merger hold the answers to many state problems. "•' Maintenance of the schools is the taxpayers' heaviest burden, and they are entitled to a fair shake on how state-aid mon- •_ ey is spent at the local level. With the state footing nearly the entire school bill—as it is in the case of the smaller rural districts—it has a responsibility to "the taxpayers of the whole state to set lim- ' its on how small a district may be and con" "tinue to receive state aid. Arch W. Ford, the state commissioner of education, the other day said that coun- Hy-wide school districts with less than 350 students ought to be abolished. He urged the state tc eliminate these small districts, -, ; which are simply too small to give their ? children the educational resources they a need. ? And, while the state Isn't making much progress on the school front it's making ..even less on another—local governments. .ift ie cos fc O j c j[ V ant j coun ty governments going U P and both governments are «lunoring for additional tax dollars. The situation is critical too, and will get more so—as county population declines and per capita cost of county government increases. Other states have found a remedy- consolidation of city and county governments in counties whose population is obviously too small to support duplicate sets of constitutional officers. Mergers such as these would eliminate the threat of a county losing its identity —which some people fear. There could be a combination courthouse-city hall, and the seat of government could remain in the immediate local area. Combining offices would greatly reduce expensive duplication of full constitutional" slates in small-population areas. The balloting could be arranged, for example, so that half of the consolidated officials would be named by the county at. large and the remainder by the city. The stale government is going to have to tak« the lead, however, setting size limits on how small a school district or city- county government can be and still receive state aid.—Paragould Daily Press 'Tipping Matter Of Personal Choice DEAR ABBY: My family enjoys dining at a friendly little Italian restaurant which Is owned and operated by a man and his wife. He does the cooking and she is out in front, hostessing.and waiting on tables. Do we tip her? My husband says we should. I say we shouldn't as she might be insulted. No etiquet book covers this. In beauty shops and barber shops, if you try to tip the owner • operators, they're insulted. Does this hold true in restaurants? .'••••• RUTH DEAR RUTH: "Tipping Is always optional. But in the case of an "Owner-operator", when in doubt, offer a tip. (P.S.: If an Italian is "insulted", he'll let you know it.) DEAR ABBY: The daugh- ter of a friend of mine was planning a large June wedding. However, those plans were quickly changed when the bride-to-be discovered she was pregnant. So now the family is sending out "announcements" that the girl was married in March, so the big wedding is off. Under these circumstances, is a wedding gift in order? A FRIEND DEAR FRIEND: If your wedding gift means, "This is in repayment for your wedding invitation," then, of course, no gift is in order. But if it; means, "Accept this gift along with our best wishes for your future happiness." then a gift is in order. DEAR ABBY: I am a 14- year-old girl, and I hope you won't laugh when I tell you what my problem is. I have a mustache. The kids are al- • Boys keep telling me I need a "shave." Some girls have even told me in a nice way 75 Years Ago —In Throwing the rule book away, County Agent Keith Bilbrey and his assistant, H. H. Carter, have come up with a simplified method of matching goose eggs, which on recent tests showed a hatchability rate of 66.5 per cent. The experiments are. being carried on in the county agent's office; . Drs. Carl and Edna Nies have as their guests Dr. and Mrs. Fred Sayre of Cold Water, Mich. Dr. W. T. Rainwater was elected president of the Blytheville Lions Club at their weekly • meeting at the Hotel Noble yesterday. . that I would be pretty If I got rid of my mustache. "I'm afraid if I shave it off it will grow back, heavier and thicker, like a man's beard. I have heard there are other ways to remove unwanted hair, but I'm afraid to try any of them because I've heard it could leave scars. Can you help me? MUSTACHE GIRL DEAR GIRL: You are very wise to conisder so carefully, the results before attempting to remove unwanted hair 1 from your face. . Ask your mother to take you to a skin doctor and let HIM recommend the method that is best for you. DEAR ABBY: The man who told "THE OFFICE GANG" that he has been married for 31 years, and in all that time he has never had a fight with his wife, that she has never nagged him, questioned him or contradicted him, or ever raised her voice to him, well — he could have been my husband, only we've been married 25 years. We've never had a fight or raised our voices to each other, and let me tell you, wi have about the dullest marriage possible, BORED STIFF Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to A b b y, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700 Los Angeles, Cal., "PETALOMA'T THEDEP6NP1NS , CHAMPION STAMPS SIX FOOT THREE AW' UEISrtf^rWS. on Religon David Poling According to the Lightning Protective Institute in Chicago, some 983 buildings were hit by destructive lightning bolts last year. These structures were schools, hospitals, churches and government buildings. The un• fortunate high scorer in this list of targets is the church edifice. More than 400 churches were struck by lightning bolts in 1967, causing nearly $17 million worth of damage. I don't want to suggest any theological conclusions from this statistic except to note that a steeple without lightning rods is dangerously similar to faith without works. There is one congregation in Burlington, Vt, that seems fearless with regard to electric storms and lightning bolts and all the niceties of institutional religion as well. For Christ Presbyterian Church believes that its work and witness is found in the world around i t and not in the physical presence of a New England steeple or a soaring bell tower. A decade ago, this avantgarde gathering of Christians decided that one thing they didn't need was a half-million-dollar colonial sanctuary with once-a-week church school facilities and a $50,000 organ played an hour and a half every seven days. They found an old television repair shop-boat showroom that could be converted into a meeting hall and gathering place. But no carpets, stained glass or imported chandeliers, please. How did they get this way? What was the rationale in going against everything in the Amei^ ican tradition of normal church life? In their Statement of Declaration, they put it in non- King James English: "We believe it to be the primary job of the church to seek where God is at work and to follow him there in obedient service. "We believe that God is at work in Burlington. . .in our homes, our places of work, our jail, our city hall, our slums, our playground, our schools and our churches. "He's at \vork in urban renewal, race relations and wherever there is social tension. And we believe that Christ Church Presbyterian exists in order to join God in His work in Burlington and beyond.. " There Isn't space here to describe the vast and creative projects that this congregation bis spawned, For those readera -by david poling - who have been driven wild by the buildings and grounds com- pulsions of so many churches and religious institutions, read the March 15 issue of Presby- , Daley's report on his unusual terian Life, which has Eliot body of Christians. • The church you save may bi your own. The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - Q — Is there any harm i n eating eggs that have been removed from the shell and kept in the refigerator? A — If the eggs were good to begin with and are not kept so long as to have spoiled, they can be eaten raw or cooked. If, however, the shells were cracked before you took the eggs out of the carton there is danger of bacterial (Salmonella) food poisoning. Refrigeration does not lessen this danger but thorough cooking (hard boiling) will e,l i- minate it. . . Q — My husband eats about six eggs a day. He is 46 and not overweight. Could that number of eggs have any bad effect? A — Although eggs are an excellent food, their yolks have a high cholesterol content. Most doctors now advise eating three to six eggs a week. "It's great to be active again! Only exercisi fit ha Jail wntv is turning tbt TV dial*" Brandftedt Q — Does eating raw egg whites harm the kidneys? A — No. Q — What foods are permitted on a bland reducing diet? A — A bland diet omits pepper, mustard, horseradish via-' egar, catsup and spices in general. Also, .it should contain a minimum of roughage —— n o raw fruit or vegetable and no br4n. A small amount of pureed vegetable or fruit is sometimes allowed. A reducing diet omits most but not all of what's left. That explains the popularity of t h a several products that give 225 calories •, per serving and still supply all of the body's needs. Q — Is it beneficial or harmful to take a little nap after a meal? Could it cause obesity? A — A 15 - or 20 - minute nap after the noon or evening meal is an excellent- restorative for both muscle and mind. Obesity will result only if a person eits more food thani he needs for his daily activity—top much food and too little exercise. Q — I have rheumatism and was told not to eat acid-forming foods. What foods should I avoid? ; • ••"•'•- •'• A — "The acidity of any food in your body depends on its ash .or residue when it is fully consumed. Peas of any kind help to alkalinize your system. The tame is true of berries (except cranberries), cherries and rhubarb in spite of the fact that they contain a weak acid and have i tart taste. If you wish to avoid ash-formers you should cut down'on, but not eliminate from your diet, fish, (mft, red meat, corn, peanuts and sweets. Please send your questions « n d comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M, B.;' i n care of ibis paper. W h 11« Dr. Brand- atadt cannot answer individual litterj, b* will answer letters of general interest in, future col- umiw. (TOLD ALMANAC FACTS Rome is built on seven hills — as many hills as there are days in a week. But Rio de Janeiro, The . World Almanac notes, is set oh or arburid 365 hills and mountain peaks, which is one for each day of the year. Tallest of them is Corcovado (Hunchback Mountain), which rises 2,330 feet above the nearby Souto Atlantic. ' TBB BT i.TAHViLIiB COURCEH NEWS THE COUBIKS NEWS CO. C :.%SM:I:— 'ffSKTOSfc--' AgYertuIng Manager •ill National Minttsat ' ~ intitlfe •:•'..• lt»«r Co. New lo*.. . «t BlytheTllle, , Memb«.-ol tie AisoclfctxJ Bj earner In the cltj o< BUrib* «11« or any euHui-ftan wwu whir* carrier wrtfee ii mJlnwJlKd Wo pef week.11,50 per month. : By mai] rtthln > radlm of H tnllw. «8.00 per.jeai. W.OO /or 'month*.' SS.dii- foj threir mor-"-- m»U. outJwe e/mlle ftt year D»y«ble ID .,«»'! ^usjcrtptloni are i Cpurl«i V »«»« -. cwrler iienie^' T» Maintained .«•« ,«ubicrtptlonj •!• tiarrt^ In wtTi Blythevtlle (Art.) Courier Newi Page Six Monday, April 22,1W

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