The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 14, 1968
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DEAR ABBY: Whenever we need a baby-sitter, I ask a 16-year-old girl who lives in our block. My problem is tha way she acts around my husband. Abby, this girl is big for her age and she is just as developed (physically) as I am. She likes to run her fingers thru his hair and wrestle with him. I have told my husband that I don't think he ought to let her get so familiar with him as it only en. courages the child. If I get another sitter, my husband will get mad at me because, crazy as it sounds, I think he is flattered by her attentions. So what is your advice? UPSET DEAR UPSET: Getting another sitter won't help because she is only half your problem. The other half is your husband. First tell the "child" in a motherly way that it isn't nice for young ladies to engage in horseplay with men so please to keep her hands off your mister. Then tell your mister to see to it that she does. DEAR ABBY: What kind of a husband would encourage his wife to line herself up with dates with other men while he is out of town? NOSY DEAR NOSY: One with a guilty conscience. DEAR ABBY: I am getting married soon, and am now planning my wedding. My fiance has a 29-year-old sister who lives about 800 miles from here. She is married and has two children. Should I ask her to be a bridesmaid? They are not very well off financially, and I am afraid the cost of the trip plus the gown might be a strain on them. But then, if I don't ask her, maybe she will be hurt. I can't very well ask her if she can afford to come 'and be a bridesmaid because even if she can't, she might be Tell Sitter-Keep Hands Off Hubby ashamed to admit it, and borrow the money or something. 1 have never discussed this with her as I hardly know 75 Years Ago j —In Blythrville Mr. and Mrs. Barney.Crook and children Jean Ann and Carol Sue, are leaving'tomor- row for Dallas, where they will visit Mrs. Charles Johnson and family for several days. Mrs. Vernon Tfoomasson was the guest of Mrs. C. E. Crigger yesterday when she entertained with a luncheon at her home for members of the Tuesday Club. A call for cooperation between the city government and the Blytheville School Board on proposed paving of streets around the new'high school was sounded yesterday by the school board. It was stated that "both the city and .the school board operate for the public in different fields and should operate in harmony." her. My fiance is as confused as I am and we have no one else to ask. Also, is a 29-ysar- .old woman too be a bridesmaid? '' •. WORIED DEAR WORRIED: Rather than risk'hurting her feelings, ask her,, and let her decide whether she is able to accept. Bridesmaids are u s u a 11 y very close friends of the bride. Matron of honor (if you have no one closer to honor) would be • more appropriate role for your husband's 29-year-old married sister, should she be in the wedding party. DEAR ABBY: About those husbands who can't understand, why their wives don't wear sheer, sexy nightgowns to bed: I don't know what other wives look like in flimsy, revealing nightgowns, but I do know what I looked like for about 2 years after my second baby, and it wasn't anything I wanted to show off in a sexy nightgown. I love my husband, very much, and would love to be a pin-up girl for him, but if your liabiliites exceed your assets, you are better off In a flannel. Sign me, .STILL DIETING THE BI ITUEVILLB COOKER NEWS IBB COUJUE3 NEWS C V BAINEa. PUBLIS HARRY A. HAINES iulstant Publlshtr-EdlWI aiNE'AUHlTN Advertising Manager •all National AdvertUilK Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New tore, ntuciro Csorolt, Atlanta. Mem Second-class postage paiu at Blytheyille. Ark. Ifembe. oj the Aisoclbteh Prea» SUBSCRIPTION BATEt. . B* earner in tbe.olty of Blyttoe* *j;Je or any lut^'bui torn* wUcrf carrier urvlca Is m.Jntalntd 35c ptf week. 11.50 per monttl. . : By' mall within > a radius of SO mllen. |8.00 per yeai. $5.00 for •»$. month!. W.on for three months hy mall, ou.tlde 5j mllei radius S1SM per year payable In advance. Ma'l subscriptions ar« not accepted In towha and cities where The Courln News earrler service- la maintained- w«it nubseriptlons are payable la advance.} NOTE: Tue Courier; News assunw* BO responsibility for photograph* manucrlpt. engravings or mata Ult wita it for possible publication* *WHO'0 HAVE EVER <3UES$ED PWEKfl Woi)ll> PECLARE WAR ON US? 40 Acres and a Mule We trust that Rev. James Groppi, Milwaukee's volatile priest, was speaking figuratively when he told a group of Poor People Marchers in Columbus, 0., that "It's about time we go and demand the 40 acres and a mule we haven't gotten yet." He had reference to a promise of land reform which someone made 100 years ago. The surest path to poverty today would be found with 40 acres and a mule, a promise which rang with hope and complete materialistic fulfillment when it was made. Most of the nation's poor today are one to three generations removed from the land. They wouldn't know what to do with either 40 acres or a mule. In Marks last week, the news services showed photos of the shoeing of mules. In the background could be seen Negroes standing about without the slightest notion of what to do. Doubtless they had never seen a mule shod before and small wonder. The mule and land remark serves to remind us of the great differences which exist between today's poor and those of yesterday and to further remind us of the falacy of dealing with today's poverty in the context of yesterday's misery, when 40 acres and a mule would solve nearly any situation of poverty and when the homesteading law took the unemployed and restless and fun- nelled them into the great western Of Our college, Arkansas AiM, got another black eye last week when the American Association of University Professors censured the school for its summary discharge of Mr. H. Brent Davis from his duties as college speech instructor. There can be little doubt that Mr. Davis Reeded to be discharged, fired, run off, cashiered, or whatever word one might wish io use. But Mr. Davis* problem, and the problem lurroimdinj him, could have been. ca Mftfc swokitd M wttt* tttoitli hid United States, which great west began, by the way, with the Appala- chains. The phrase, "Go west," may have made few men wealthy, but it kept them off the streets of New York. But the fact that 40 acres of dirt and a domestic animal no longer solve problems of living also is proof of the progress of the nation's poor. Once they were the rural poor—black and white. Today, they largely are urban poor, and still of both races. Once they had no education. Today they have a little.. .five, six or seven years, albeit education at intellectually starvation levels. Once they sought and at times found work of the meanest kind. Today, they seek tb learn to make themselves fit into a society which in infinitely more complex a,nd which requires more knowledge than one is apt to learn around a mule barn. The poor of this nation still are years removed from the ultimate goal of joining other Americans in productive labor, but they are much, much closer to parity than during those largely non-productive years on the farm, when they may have been out of harm's way, so to speak, but when the life which was theirs was not much. In these time? of niercilesa self- criticism in America, the nation seems to have an obsession to ignore the great progress which this great democracy has made. done a IKtle Investigation df him prior to his arrival at College Heights. Certainly he didn't sprout, liberal Meas and all, straight from the brow of College Commons. He must have, at least, shown tendencies toward the flamboyant that would have precluded his hiring — if college officials had known about them. As it was, he came, he flourished, he departed, and AA.-M suffers. It isn't a very pretty »equano«..-Wsrrea Dunoont _„ Cannel at Bay- - by ward cannel - Cannel By WARD CANNEL NEW YORK NBA) Gov. Rockefellsr having tossed his hat into the ring last week, and Vice President Humphrey having tossed his in the week before, the total of people tossing their hats into the ring is now up to eight — counting Harold Stassen'i l~i. For some misty reason, wnen a person announces his availability for high office, it is incumbent upon the experts to say that he has tossed his hat into the ring. Exactly what ring that refers to — and why he tosses in his hat and not, say his shoe or toothbrush — we have never really understood. What happens to the hat afterward is also hard to explain. But presumabily it stays there in perpetuity. To our knowledge, Gov. Romney has never tossed his hat out of the ring. And so, as this is a bumper year for hats tossed into the ring, we felt it would be a valuable contribution to human understanding to investigate the origin of this colorful phrase. And it might be. But, unfortunately, it is not going to work out that way. We have spent several days in diligent research. But the only thing we have turned up is a fellow named Hatten D. Ring — who turned out to be pitcher for the Dougherty Silk Sox in 1906. And so, with our reflexes slowed down to a mumble,,we mumbled our discouragement to the wife last night at dinner. "Well," she said. "I'm surprised that you don't know the origin of that phrase. Why, it's as easy as falling on a log." "Really?" we mumbled. "Figure it out for yourself," she said. "A man's hat is just like a man's personality. It's his signature. In fact, many men carry their offices around in their hats." "All right," we admitted. "What about the ring?" "The ring," the wife said, "is the eternal symbol of fidelity, perfection and promise, you know, like an engagement ring or the wedding ring." "So?" we inquired. "So," the wife said patiently that's why people say that a candidate for high office tosses his ring into the hat," Over the years we have learned not to dispute the wife's def. inltlon and labels. It Is much to mate not* of them and then reprint them in this night's final word: space as a public service. No- ., Electorate: 100 million people body in his right mind would dare argue with a public ser- qualified by law to vote for either one of two candidates. opposition party; Hustings: Theodore M. American newscaster. Hat: 1. When worn, an article vice. And so, herewith,, last . Ethnic vote: Members of the of clothing. 2. When doffed, a The Doctor Says - by wayne g. brandstadt, m.d. - Why are there more fatal accidents of all kinds in rural areas than in cities? There appear to be several reasons for this. One is that farming, lumbering and mining (occupations with special hazards of their own) are done in sparsely populated areas where adequate first-aid measures are not always available. You need not, however, pursue one of the occupations mentioned to be involved in a rural accident, as many a vacationer has found out. . A recent study revealed that over 90 per cent of the persons who were injured in rural surroundings and who died within an hour of the accident died without having been moved to a hospital. Of those injured in cities, the corresponding figure was only 34 per cent. Many persons injured in rural areas between midnight and 6 a.m. were i ot discovered until several 'lours after their injury. In an analysis of a series of deaths due to pesticides it was "How about tiffin' out H one of (fit Arutftntrnf eonrff- Brandstadt shown that most of them *ere caused by ignorance rather than carelessness. The manufacturer's labels have either given incomplete instructions regarding the. safe handling of their proijue.t or have couched their warnings in technical terms majiy users do net understand. In the matter of traffic aecl- dentSj little is accomplished by such admonitions as'"Drive Safely" and "Don't Be a Statistic". Studies have shown that from 50 to 75 per cent of severe or fatal traffic accidents involved drinking drivers but, more important, they have shown that of these over half were not merely social drinkers but persons who were chronic alcoholics. Many traffic deaths have been attributed to speed but we now know that the human body can survive accidents at high speed if it is adequately protected by safety belts, collapsible steering wheels and padded dashboards. There remains, however, the toughest problem of all for persons injured in the country, ambulances equipped not only with the standard accessories but also 'with a crew of at least two well-trained attendants, one of whom could also be the driver. Small communities might have to subsidize such a service but the saving in lives would make it worth every cent of the cost. Please send your Questions and comments t« W a y n t G. Brandstadt, M. p., Sa ear* of this paper. Whil* 6r. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer tetters of general .interest in futurt e»i> Central iqieraft II fqturt sol- handy receptacle for collecting money from a crowd. See ring. Ring: 1. 'A symbol of purity, fidelity, promise. 2. A conspiracy formed fpr defrauding tha public. 3. An arena for conducting bull festivals. Platform Plank: A gasoline additive for getting more mileage out of tired vehicles. Political Machine: (See Platform Plank.) Policy Statement: A notice from the insurance company saying that your premium is due. Major Policy Statement: A notice from the insurance company saying that you are not insurabje. (See White Paper.) White Paper: A piece of paper, often white. (See Black Power.) Ward Heeler: 1. American statesman 1815- J 2. Catcher for the Dogherty Silk Sox (1906). The blue ot sulfur-bottomed whale is the largest known animal, living or extinct, growing to a"record length of 108 feet and weighing over 125 tons, The World Almanac says. The hifge prehistoric Brontosaurus probably weighed, onlj 70 tons and was about 75 feet long. Ironically, the massive blue whale feedf on microscopic; plankton. The wora turnpike is "deV rived from the bulged poles or pikes used .to halt travelers until a toll was paid, The World Almanac says, After payrneht, the pike was turned to ; allow -the traveler to pass. From circa 1800 to 1840, a great era In U.S. turnpike construction, tailgates were six to 10 miles apart and tolls were, from 10 to 25 cents a vehicle. llythevUlt (Ark.) Ceurier News TUESfiAY, MAY 14, J*M

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