The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 23, 1968
Page 6
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ifes^Ss?^. Jv-,.jrrTsH : FLOWER POWER Writing Your Obituary : The thing about preaching safety ia its terrible dullness. : But it is here—in a newspaper office—that your obituary will be written. And jt that reports from all over the world clatter across the teletype every day. Many of them tell of death- Many of the deaths are unnecessary and many editorial writ, ers feel compelled to try to "do something about it" In the main, it prob. ably is a matter of easing consciences. ; In Blytheville, for example, if you fail to point out the dangers of those rail crossings at Kentucky and Meultrie (where no automatic warning systems have been installed) and some good citizen gets killed there, you must live with the knowledge that soniething could have been done to" prevent it. : And so it goes. I Beports on danger of cigarette siiokins, expert commentary on the hazards of the sedentary executive and what to do about them, the dangers of the season, all march before the eyes of the journalist as he scans the press service reports. Forgetting for a while the ever- present dangers—such as smoking and lack of exercise—and the special situations—such as the rail crossings—then we can briefly turn to the dangers of the season. In a word, they center about speed—fast cars, fast boats. If another word may be used to explain the compounding of danger it would be alcohol. In connection with the marvels of modern engineering in automobiles and marine engines, alcohol becomes doubly dangerous. One more thing: we would rather not have to write obituaries about the drowned young people of the area. Check the Red Cross water safety program (learning to swim) for your youngster and otherwise be a prudent parent who knows where his child is and what he is doing this summer. A Grain of Salt, Please jWe were constructively occupied Wed- ne£day evening pondering the necessity to remove last fall's gumballs from the backyard before beginning this spring's lawn- mjiving when. . .enter neighbor lady with stores. Soon we were matching ours with hers and what might have been a produc- tibn contemplation of the gumball prob- leiji was replaced by rumor. 5We both said we were skeptical about ttil rumors Wednesdal night, and as it turned out, we had every right to be. What had happened was that a temporary classroom at Southeast Junior-Senior High caught on fire. Cause undetermined. Fire- njgn had It under control in 15 minutes. Which was probably longer than It took for some imaginative stories to get talked around town. A headline in yesterday's paper told the whole story: "Small Classroom Building Destroyed, Fire Sets Off Case of Jitters." We like to think that Southerners have raised conversation to the level of an art form, or at least an experience that is rewarding. Rumors are not. And besides, they make you feel sheepish when you spot your neighbor the next day. And we're still as far away from figuring out an effortless way to remove those gumballs as \ye were before the jitters "struck.—Pine Bluff Commercial Views of Others Coexistence iiJFrejedom, equality, peaceful coexistence —yords important to all men. Men thrive on: hope to achieve, to live fully and to lire in peace. But sometimes this is not . pgpible. ^-Occasionally, a violent breed of msn emerges. A situation arises that doesn't please everyone; so one person take the reins and decides for the majority. His decision is violence. To kill 1» his peroga- tijt .^.Thoughtless acts have assassinated jjttil leaden ta Ibii country, therefor* hampering peaceful cbe.xiste.nce. Last week's act in Memphis, Tenn., ignited a surge of violent actions throughout the States. ' Man doesn't like the ghettos he sees. He is often prejudiced, and color is often a deciding factor. But even the most prejudiced man doesn't see violence as the answer. He at least hopes that problems can be solved through respect and care for one another - a peaceful coexistence Barbara Slpa in the Arkensiu State University Herald ater Has Much to Learn DEAR ABBY: I have a strange problem for age 14. While babysitting one night, a man called and. asked for my employer. I told him she would be out quite late, but I would give her his message. He started talking to me and we got into a rather interesting conversation. Then he asked if he could come over. At first I said I didn't think it would be right, but he talked and talked and "finally talked me into it. He is nice looking and about my father's age. Well, he made a couple of passes at me and I told him to leave, ..but. lie promised to. behave himself so I let him stay; Later on, he made another advance, and I got mad, but he apologized and said he wouldn't do it' again ; and he .talked me into letting him. stay. ; Now he comes over whenever I am babysitting there. I keep telling him not to come over anymore, but he talks me into it. I need your help, Abby. I don't have any intentions of giving up this babysitting job because it is my only source of income. TROUBLED DEAR TROUBLED: This man ,is bad news, with • capital "B". You seem to be too easily "talked into" things for your own good. You are no match for him. I urge you to TELL YOUR EMPLOYER about this man's visits, and never let him into the house again while yon are babyitting. DEAR ABBYTrirst, let me explain; that I have been'mar- ried to a wonderful woman for 18 years. We have two fins children. Now, the problem:. r received a telephone call recently from a friend of. mine who informed me that a girl I used to go with (20 years; ago) was moving, back to town. It was a real serious thing between us at the; time. In fact, we nearly ran off and got married. It seems'she is leparated from her husband and has set herself up in an apartment here. Her husband is in Texas. My curiosity about heri appearance, feelings, etc., ISYtorsAgo ! —In Blythtvillt Among those in Little Rock for the State FED convention are Mrs. :Riley Jones, Mrs. Lloyd Stiokmon, Mrs. Freeman Robinson, Mrs. Chester Caldwell, Mrs. L. E. Old, Mrs. R, A. Porter and Mrs. James Roy. '.'.-.': '.. .' ' "..:'. Mrs. E. A. Gobdrich and daughter Vera are spending 'this week in Knbxville visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas. Dog owners were warned today by Blytheville's Pilice De- pariment to see to it that their dogs were tagged and kept at home. Mayor Dan Bloggett stated i that the city's dog pound goes into operation again next week and that dogs will only be kept there 36 hours. after 20 years Is most Intriguing., . ... My alternatives: (1) Call her just to say "hello", '(2) Take the bull by the horn, and ask my wife if she would have any objections if I saw her. (3) Forget the whole thing. PERPLEXED DEAR PERPLEXED: Forget the whole thinj. Why look for trouble? DEAR ABBY:; For our 45th wedding anniversary, I surprised my husband with a wedding band because he never had one. When I giye it to him,' T'c'ould tell' by his expression thSt he wan't too happy with it. My heart sank today when he came home from work ah'd;told me that he'hop'e'dTVbiildh't mind if' he didn't'wear-It as it kept; hitting his desk and made him nervous. "'"'..•'•'.Am I. wrong to let it bother. me? ' : " . :, • . ••••-••••••••• . M .Y, ; DEAR M. y.: Yes. Many met (and not Just the iwtaf- ers) find that wedding rings make them "nervous". You could have saved yourself much disappointment if yea bad found out first whether your huband really wanted • wedding ring before "iur- prising" him with one. Everybody bat a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Boi 69700, Los Angeles,' CaL, •0069 and enclose a stamped, self-addresied envelope. HATE TO WRITE LETTERS? SEND SI TO ABBY, BOX 69700, LOS ANGELES, CAL., 90069, FOR ABBY'S BOOKLET, "HOW TO WRITE LETTERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS". Blytheville (Ark.) Ceurier News Page Six Tuesday, April 23,1968 CAN'T ENTER IKE KJORLP'5 WRIST (I)RESTLIN6 CHAMPIONSHIP] HE'LL SET KILLS?.'THEV'U. BREAK ALL HIS ARMS" . 'WHERE'S IT60W6 ~K> &E HELP? S ho wbe a t —— : — by dick kleiner — Kleiner ' HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Director 'Mel Shavelson — "Yours, Mine and Ours" is his latest—is a. ham...Not that kind, lie's an amateur radio operator ... And he has been relaying messages from Vietnam helicopter pilots, to their families .. . John Mills is set to play the headmaster in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" ... Dick Van Dyke's two sons have varied ambitions — one wants to be a minister, the other has a rock 'n' roll band ... The same day that Bobby Kennedy announced his candidacy, Ruth Berle (Milton's wife) was on the phone, rounding up a show biz committee, to back him ... After trying six years, director Jack Smight has acquired the rights to John Updike's "Run, Rabbit, Run", and is getting a screenplay written... Word from Miami Beach is that medical conventioneers spotted Raquel Welch — she's filming "The Lady In Cement" there with Frank Sinatra — and wanted to name her their queen. ... No coincidence that it was a meeting of chest surgeons. * * * Most people in their first movies find the waiting between shots intolerable. Not so George Carlin, the comedian who did his first film, "With Six You Get Egg Roll", with Doris Day. "I dug the waiting around," George says. "Maybe 'it's because I'm the kind of guy who likes to just hang around." He hasn't been hanging around in his life. He's been pedaling onward and upward from his upper West Side New York boyhood. His brother, Pat, who is S'A years older and is , writing comedy now, says that George was a funny kid. "At one," Pat says, "George was doing imitations of all the neighborhood characters. My friends and I — and we were much older — always wanted George around at our parties." The funny kid matured into a funny man. His television guest shots have boomed him into the movie role, he has a new three- year contract at the Frontier in Las Vegas. He has it modestly made. * * * Lesley Anne Warren gets let- fers — over and Over again. The same letters. Once she was at a health club and read a letter she had received from a cousin. She threw it away. A few days later, she got the same letter, in the'same envelope. Another time she got a letter from her mother. She read it and tore it up. A couple of days later, she got the same lelter, word for word. She was able to tell her husband exactly what was in it, before she had fin- ished it — because she had read it before. No explanation, just something that happens to Lesley Anne Warren. * * * Ex-Life photographer Allan Garnt, who put together the Inspiring documentary, "What Color Is the Wind?" for NBC's Experiment in Television series, may go on from there. "-* * * He likes motion picture films, as opposed to stills, and obviously he has a knack for them. But The Doctor Says - by wayrie g. bfandstqdt, his interest lies mostly in the documentary'area. "What Color Is the Wind?" is the story .of a.pair of twins — and one is blind. The little boys were.covered first for Life, then Grant felt that their story .would make great television. He gave a year of his life to the project, but he feels it was well worth it. Now Grant will take his film and cut it differently .and exhibit it in theaters. If you plan to take advantage of the good weather ahead to paint or repair your home, you will probably have'to bring out the ladder. The National Safety Council advises that, before JBU use 'it; you check it for cracks due to drying out i rotting or termite damage that may Have occurred during the winter! It is better to apply linseed oil or a varnish to preserve the wood than to use paint, because the latter can bide dangerous cracks and other weaknesses Although metal ladders are easier to'handle than wooden ones, they are also good conductors of electricity. For this reasbn, you should not use this type of ladder within four feet of wiring or electrical equipment. . The foot of your ladder must . < « MM tr «*, **T "OX, U't four tow to get tht 'Swfrf count' md it's mf Bran*it*« be firm and level If it is piaff- ed too close to a wall, your weight may cause it to fail backward and if too far away, you will put too great a strain on the ladder. The ideal distance between th? foot of the ladder and the wall is one-quarter of the distance from the foot to the point of contact on 'the wall. Ths top of the ladder must also rest against a firm, even surface If you must place, the ladder in front of a door, you should first lock the door. Face the ladder both when you are, climbing up and climbing down and take only one rung at a time Before climbing up you should make sure there is no wasp nest under the wes If there, is a strong wind, don't try to erect your ladder. Wait for a calmer day While you are on the ladder, don't try to reach beyond a comfortable arm's length. Never lean so far to one side, that you have to stand on only one foot. If, while op the ladder, you feel faint, it 1? later to drape your arms betweeji the rungs and rest your he«d on the ladder until you f«l better than to try to climb down. If you are. using a itepladder, you should make sure it i( fully opened and that the spreader or brace If in the locked position. Unless it if a ihort, throe-step kitchen step-ladder, don't climb higher than the second step from the top. Never lean a stepladder, againfi thft toll and U*e it as you would • itraliht la* der. ollow these rules and you may live to climb the ladder In 1869, John Wesley Powell made the. first detailed exploration^ of some 1,500 miles of the Colorado Kiver,' much of it through the Grand : Canyon, says The World Almanac. The one-armed Civil War veteran made the hazardous three-month trip with nine companions in four small rowbpats. Powell contended with rapids, desertion, dissension, boat crashes and near-drowning. flp COC1UIS NEW* OQ. £ Wi. HAIN^S, PUBLIAfiCBI • i Puuiitii^wtot

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