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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 20, 1968
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JiWW WORRIE? M SEMMQR, UTHAT THEY'RE &TTIN6INTO . «,e writer. No letten will »• wtnnwa.) ~61jn»tuie wui not be printed u me nxjneit «I s- Dear Sir: '£, Yesterday I entered a men's clothing 2 store hardly 200 yards from the large red 5 and white cotton promotion banner which | hangs above Main Street. My intention « was to buy several cotton, summer sport E shirts for my husband. r "I'm sorry, we have no 100 percent cot- is ton sport shirts," the sales clerk said. I s was amazed and distressed. Here we live S in the heart of cotton country and the sales £ clerk tells me he doesn't stock 100 percent 5 cotton shirts. I asked him why he didn't a have any. "We can't get any," he respond- 5 ed. ;E "Manufacturers do make all cotton s shirts. I'm positive of that. I have it on 5 good authority. You should demand it 8 when you go to market just as I'm demand- is ing it, now," I said. 5f "Well, our suppliers don't carry it," he § said. I waited while he looked through his i entire stock of shirts. Finally he,brought § out three unattractive shirts, and he apolo- ri gized for the poor selection. There was '£ no selection at all. No effort had been made 'H to have any kind of selection of all cotton c shirts for us, many of whom are in the S cottton business. S Recently a leader in the Cotton Produc- ? ers' Institute made'the remark that if the -^people in the Cotton Belt would take to ^heart the Buy Cotton slogan, much of our economic troubles would be over. When we buy synthetic and blends, we are trailers to our own cause. Why does a store in cotton country ignore cotton and stock synthetics and blends? or The companies that make synthetics influence retail merchants to carry a large inventory of their product because they agree to pay a part of the advertising, cost to push .the sale of these items. However, what the stores stock is up to us, the consumers. If we insist that our merchants stock 100 percent cotton items, they will demand the same of their suppliers when they go to market. And all homemakers are aware of the superior qualities of cotton.. •. •Let's help put cotton back on its feet and stop these knock-out blows we give cotton every time we buy items of synthetic or blended fabric. Very truly yours, (Name Withheld by Request) Gentlemen: The Executive Committee of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau in session today, Tuesday, May 14, OsOceola, has taken special note, of your Monday issue of the Blytheville Courier News. We want to say a special thanks to you for your stories, ads, and promotion activities in behalf of cotton. We hope you know that we appreciate your efforts throughout the year in behalf of agriculture. In turn, when we can help you, please call us. Yours very truly, Executive Officers Chris Thompkins, Jr. Wm. H. Wyatt Bob Holthouse Bryon M. Bonds Jim Pulliam Of Pioneer of Journalism i". We mourn the passing of Harry W. JHaines, long-time publisher of the Blytheville Ark., Courier News, who died the other day at the age of 73. A native of Missouri, Mr. Haines had a newspaper career that spanned more than half a century and had been publisher of the outstanding Blytheville daily since 1928. As publisher of an excellent Arkansas newspaper, Mr. Haines contributed mightily to the progress of his community, Northeast Arkansas and the entire state. He could always be counted on to stand for what was honest, decent and honorable— and he placed his newspaper in that corner time after time. Mr. Haines was a real pioneer of journalism in this area. He promoted causes that were sometimes unpopular, but they were causes that were just and right for the citizens of this area; he earned, and deserved, the respect of his fellow Blytheville citizens and his fellow newspaper publishers throughout a wide area. His death leaves a. void in Northeast Arkansas, and we extend our sympathy to his family and his son, Harry (Hank) Haines, who is carrying on the high principles so firmly set down by his father over more than 40 years in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.—Daily Dunklin Democrat (Kennett, Mo.) Campaign Don't be too surprised If the field of candidates for state offices shrinks somewhat as the campaign progresses. It takes big money to run a sttae-wide campaJgn-T-more than a quarter of a million to run for governor Is mentioned as a starter—and, you can't get by for peanuts n any of the other races, no matter how a candidate may try to economize. Offices, campaign headquarters, staffs, transportation around the state, advertising help, and maybe some "entertainment" are important necessities to the office- ieeker. Withdrawals could come when some run out of campaign funds and discover that arc just not enough financial backers in the state willing to put up money on a "losing horse." The inevitable polls should scare at least one or two off the "track." And don't forget what can happen — and sometimes does — in smoke-filled rooms. These are three of the reasons to question whether all those now In the race will last it ou!. And, in the end the more serious ones, at least, should be left. The Arkansas political scene may seem like s three-ringed circus, for the moment —but, it should get down to serious business as the campaign progresses. The number of candidates to the contrary, Arkansans do have a real ch&ice this year — even if all that start aren't around running at the finish.—Paragould Daily Press Art of Kissing Only Self-Taught DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a guy named Jake for the last month or so. My problem is that Jake doesn't know how to kiss. He is 24 years old, hasn't been around much and he kisses me like he's kissing a wall; I know how a guy should kiss a girl, and poor Jake doesn't know what he's missing. Is there some way I could tell him w 11 h o u t offending him? I would like to hang on to him, but I'm afraid if I criticize his kissing he will drop me. Can you please give Jake and guys like him a simple 1-2-3 lesson on how to kiss? I'm sure I'm not the only girl with this problem. LIKES JAKE DEAR LIKES: Sorry, but each girl will have to give her own kissing lessons. An inexperienced kisser may be clumsy at first, hut with practice, he should improve. Kissing, when inspired by honest affection, is instinctive. Don't tell him. Show him. H he's normal and genuinely interested in yon, he'll catch on. DEAR ABBY: My wife is one of those women who knows everything. And her mirft thoro area of knowledge is what "most" husbands do and do not do, although I can't figure out for the life of me where she gets all her knowledge. The specific question at the moment is who should sham- poo'the rugs? The husband or the wife? We have had an electric "shampooer" (price $85) for a year, and it's been used only once. I am employed full time. My wife is not employed outside the home, nor does she participate in any .volunteer work, church charities or social activities. Our three children are in school all day. We live in a well . furnished home with all the modern conveniences. She expects me to shampoo the rugs because "most" husbands do. Do they? POOR RICHARD DEAR RICHARD: I can't ipeak for "most" husband's and neither can your wife. But what they do should have no b e a r i n g on who does what in your home. If a person doesn't want to 75 Years Ago ~/n BlytheYillt Blytheville Jaycees won their seventh consecutive Grady Manning award at the state Junior Commerce convention and also took second place honors in two other divisions. Among those at tending the three day convention were Mr. and Mrs. Dick White, Billy Boone, Nick Powers, Wayne Burnham, Charles Roy Lutes and Charles Moore. Mr. and Mrs. J. Whitnfty Morgan are the parents of a daughter, born Saturday at Blytheville Hospital. She has been named Mary Rebecca. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roleson, Mrs. Russell Phillips and Mrs. 0. W. McCutchen were in Memphis last night for a special winners game at Hotel Peabody. do something — one excuse it as good as another, but if you can't agree — take turns. DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I set the date for our wedding and I went ahead and made all my plans. Then his ; mother tells me that I should change the date because it conflicts with her high school reunion. I told her it was impossible •to change the wedding date, so she said, "Well, I may just have to miss the wedding." Abby, which do you think is more important? A high school class reunion or. 1 your own son's wedding? And do you think I was wrong for not Changing the date? WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: I would say that one's wed- wedding would take precedence over a class reunion, and I don't blame you tor not changing the date. CONFIDENTIAL TO B. L F.: When a woman marries John Jones, she become! Mrs. John Jones and remains Mrs. John Jones ai long as she lives and is his legal wife. Should John die, she is Mrs. John Jones (not Mrs. Mary Jones) unless she marries another man. However, if Mrs. John Jones divorces John, she does not retain the name of "Mrs. John Jones," she ii Mrs. Smith (her maiden name) Jones. It m a k e i sense to me because if John marries again, his wife becomes Mrs. John Jones, and if his former wife and heaven forbid, former wives. all retain the name of Mrs. John Jones, wouldn't they have a time with their , charge accounts, mail and identification? For Abby's bcoklet, "How TO Have A Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. Blytbeville (Ark.) Courier Newi Page Monday, May 20, 1968 S-ia CHOMP! CHOMP! I'M SOIN5TO K VftKWV&ft VBtf.mVBtf 51CKI Show be at by dick kleiner Kleiner ROME, Italy (NBA) Anthony Quinn had been playing the part of the Pope in "The Shoes of the Fisherman" for about a month. It is, as you can imagine, a difficult part for a sensitive actor to attempt. As he says, it is ' relatively easy to depict the surface features of the job — the Pope that the public sees — but tremendously challenging tn give the Pope a believable human side. "After all," Quinn says, "the Pope is a man — he has to get up, he has to eat, he has to live. How do you show that side of him?" At any rate, he had been attempting it for about a month when he began to be troubled with self-doubt. He wasn't sure il he was succeeding. One morning, he woke up and his right eye was swollen. The next day, the other eye was similarly affected. Then the affliction spread throughout his face — "it was blown up to three times its normal size." The doctor diagnosed it as a sty which had somehow spread its infection throughout his face But, while he was convalescing, Qurin was reading about Popes. And he came across a reference to "The Monk's Disease" —. an affliction which resulted in swollen eyes and face. "It was a disease," Quinn says, "which hit young priests during their training. Generally, they got it during the transitional period between the exigencies of the flesh and the spirit." Unknowingly, Quinn had come down with the same thing, an apparently psychosomatic disease brought about by self- doubt. He still has some of that doubt remaining, but he is carrying on. The part is, he says, the most difficult by far of any in his career. Not only difficult on-camera, but off, too. "The atittude of the people," he says, "compels me to bs very cautious. I must be entirely circumspect in my behavior. I can't possibly be seen in a night club, for example." He was filming a difficult scene in a little street near the Piazza Farnese. He had, ia the script, just been elected Pope and was wandering the ItroeU •{ Rome, trying to un- derstand what had happened. As he wandered, he was brushed by a car, driven by a woman. A little red Mini-Morris, driven by the fine English actress, Barbara Jefford, was the culprit. Since Quinn is too valu- able a property td fool around with, a stunt girl was doing the actual driving. Quinn, whose Italian is per- The Doctor Says .V - by wayne g. brandstadt, m,d. - <3 -s My left eye-constantly weeps or tears. What causes this? If it doesn't clear up my doctor says he will have to operate. What operation would this be? A — Tearing is caused by any irritation of the conjunctiva., retina Or tear sac. if the cause can't be controlled, irrigation of the tear ducts with a syringe or probing to allow them to drain more freely into the throat may be necessary. If these simple operations do not relieve the condition an attempt is made to provide new tear ducts. Q '-*• My father, 53, has been told, by an eye specialist that his. optic nerve is damaged. This has caused loss of his side vision. What could have caused the .damage? Can anything be done for him? A — The most frequent cause •How aboqt teaming up JtOMfrf ftwfW <**! 4*» W<7 M • aietur*. / mtaar Brandtiadt af optic neuritis are nephritis (Bright's disease), lead poisoning, influenza and anemia. The treatment would depend on the cause but the outlook is. .generally bad. Q - What causes toes of per* ipheral vision? , - * A — The causes include gl»uv coma, optic neuritjs er retinitii and certain drugs. Q — Are there any lenses that will help astigmatisni? A -^ Astigmatism is a refractive error caused by an abnormal curvature of the cornea. The result is a broadening of the image in one axis of'the visual field. Unless seme complication exists specially ground spectacles or contact len»«» wW correct the vision. Q -r What S» meant fcy 2fr# vision? . A i A person with ?MO jia- Ion reads at » feet type «n a will chart that is normally read at 20 feet, This is perfect vision A person with W-40 vi«lon rtads »t 26 feet typ* that il nernwtty read at 49 Met. This is Dot u great a handicap M the relative values «* th« tw» "fractidai" might Itad on* to suspect. Q - My eye doctor Mys t have monocular alternating vis- ton. What is this? Is it serious? A — In a tew persons one eya inay be MMsiihW and th« ether fafsHhted. Such ptrsans V se the nilMllht* ty» tor close work and the «ther for distant vision -*• usually WWBW being aware that their *y«s r«- . tract differently er that they •re using only «ni a a Urn*. Unless the ««gm el wfraotivi error is frt»t ns eorwetten to necessary, m «ay e»«, «Mi to not a handicap units* y«a wish to pilot a j)line or *» something else wh«Wdept|i prta* feet, urged the driver to go faster, to come closer — he wanted the scene to look good. But the girl went too far, too fast, too close, and Quinn was thrown under, the wheel. The girl slammed on the brakes. Quinn was unhurt and his anger was not directed at the driver. "The poor people," he said. "They're not told exactly what to do or how to do it, and then they don't know how to do it so naturally they do it wrong." But director Michael Ander- tern had had enough near-catastrophe. He ordered ropes attached to the front bumper of the car and the grips, off - camera, pulled it into the scene. It work' ed perfectly on the first take. L FACTS • The mansard roof, steeply sloped on afl four fides and used as sn extra Btoiy, was not invented by Francois Mansart, or Mansard, after whom it was .named. The World Alma,- nac notes tha,t Mansart revived this roof style and f ave it vogue during the 7th century. It had been ustd. in the 16th cetvtury, •specially by Pierre. Lescot ifc the Louvre Eajace. *w at rnarn*! .J8$S45wV r. HAINZ* PUBLII. BASfcY A, HAINES Mutkw of rtii cirrlB la thi ottjr of Bljtht. ttllt or inir tu6u."b«n- towu wStr« - ----- nfoi U m.Uhti,lnM JSo pa T IM'I (ukMllptlOlll trt not MMBt- •dirn. »4wj« fail oUl.i wh.rt A. Courik N«u otrriit KrTlct tl •ttkUiatg. v><V iuaiinliitlou t» MTtbTi la 4d< • ...*

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