The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1968 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 24, 1968
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Get the Lowdown On High Jinks DEAR ABBY: Last Saturday night my husband and I went to the movies. Upon arriving home earlier than expected, we found our 15-year- old daughter on the couch with her boyfriend. They were all wrapped up in each other in a most disgusting po- istion. We ordered the boy out of the house and forbade our daughter ever to see him again. She flew into an angry rage and screamed that when two people are "in love" anything they did was "beautiful." She threatened to leave, home ii we don't let her see her boyfriend again. What's a mother to do? STUMPED DEAR STUMPED: Try to be more understanding. Your daughter obviously doesn't know the difference between "love" and a healthy, normal adolescent physical attraction. 11 you do, try to explain it to her. (If you don't, ask her to write to me and I'll try.) I think you made a big mistake in ordering her boy friend out of the house and forbidding your daughter ever to see him again. Yon should have had a frank talk with both of them about the dangers of playing with fire. The boy should have been made to feel welcome in your home, but only on your terms. (You make the "roles" as to how often he may come, how late he may stay, etc.) If you drive them to meeting on the ineak elsewhere you will create worse problems. DEAR ABBY: I was born and raised right here in this small town, so I know nearly everyone and they know me. My problem: I get an invitation to every graduation, wedding, baby shower, tea, and luncheon in town. Just name the occasion that calls for a gift, and I get my notice. -,. Abby, I am not cheap, and I don't mind sending gifts to my friends. But how about all these acquaintances? Right now I am swamped with "invitations." I have a good name in town and don't want to ruin it. But I refuse to be a sucker to people I hardly know. What is your advice? 75 Years Ago i ' —In Blythevilla An early morning blaze of undetermined origin that razed Leachville High School's gymnasium today left Leachville with virtually no prospects of rebuilding or replacing the structure.: The loss estimated by School Superintendent Roy Dawson was $30,000. Misses Eloise Richarson, Bob bye Jean Byrd, Delores Parker, Bbbbye June Killian, Rhonda Eaton and Freda Smith entertained 75 guests at the Jaycee building when Blytheville High School seniors were complimented with a dance. Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Owen will leave tomorrow for Hot Springs where they will attend .the Banker's Convention. Mr. and. Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt have as their guest, Bryan Miley Jr. of Sheffield, Ala. 15 Years Ago SWAMPED DEAR SWAMPED: Every announcement and invitation is. not necessarily a big broad hint for a gift. The best Nile to follow is: If you would derive real pleasure out of sending a gift, send one. If you don't feel "close" enough to send a gift, send a card. If you feel like a "sucker," forget it. DEAR ABBY: I h a v e a bone to pick with you. .Someone wrote and asked you if it was considered "proper" to use a toothpick in public and you said absolutely not. Well, how come they sell fancy gold toothpicks in the finest stores? . SEEN THEM DEAR SEEN: You will find toe-nail clippers and back-scratchers hi some of the "finest" stores, too, but that doesn't mean it's "proper" to use them in public. DEAR ABBY: How well I understand that poor newly wed girl who wants some freedom and time to adjust beqwe being "rushed" into pregnancy. She is absolutely right. We waited 7 years before having a baby. We traveled, got solvent, entertained, and got to know and understand each other/Then we were relaxed and ready to care for a child. Furthermore, we waited until our first child was 5 years old before we had another baby. They are 4 and 9 now, and they really "like" each other. They do many things together, but she has her friends and he has his. They do not compete as brothers and sisters who are "nearly the same age" do. Pushing • one child aside for another is unfair. I cannot say enough for planned parenthood. HAPPY PARENT Slytbeville (Ark.) Ceurfer Newi Page Six Friday, May 24, a968 The Laggard 5 It Is eastern Arkansas which i gives the state's economists linger| ing doubts,' Dr. Charles Venus of the x Industrial Extension Center of the § University of Arkansas admitted in 5 a Blytheville address this week. 5 Other sectors of the state are 3 showing a forward movement. The H lag in the march toward the 20th § Century is more pronounced in east- y ern Arkansas than elsewhere. S Although these are hard words, § they are nonetheless true. All the ™ indicators point to it. To sample a 3 few from the 1960 census: ?• 25.9 percent of the people of the jjj old First Congressional District | (which is strictly eastern Arkansas) S have completed less than five years § of school. The state average is 15.4 s percent. 5 3.6 percent of the district's resi- £ dent* are college graduates. The state c average is 4.8. a Median family income in the dis- | trict is $2,594 v. the state average 1 of $3,184. H There are only 3,421 professional g and technical workers in the district, s a figure which is about half that of 2 each of the other three districts. Only 26 percent of the district's workers are white collar types. The state average is 32.6 percent. Only the old Fourth District had more dilapidated housing units. The First District has fewer retail businesses, fewer wholesale businesses, fewer service businesses than any of the other three districts. Its manufacturing payroll is about half that of the lowest of the other three districts. * * * Put all these facts together and you get the picture of a depressed area. The old First District is the leader in almost every category of statistics which are indicative of ruralisfn. There are pockets of progress in Eastern Arkansas, to be sure, but the overall effect is one which suggests that regional planning and development is art immediate need. Again consider the figures quoted above. Most of the Census Bureau statistics point to edueatiori a.s being one of the primary instruments which will afford Eastern Arkansas its share of the general prosperity. e at by dick kleiner C*aitor6 Jlote ~ We were enjoying somt cartoon work K In a little publication the other day when § Staffer Gary Shipley came by and com§ mented that "Whoever drew that had bet- S ter watoh out. They probably violated £ some copyrights because I've seen that £ done before." | Well, the cartoonist is not particularly § uneasy because the publication is Th« In| side World, official newspaper of th« S Parchman, Miss., state prison farm. g Tliey are. kind enough to send along a 5 copy each month and it makes good a reading. ~ For example, tha olassified ads offw K for sale belts and gun holsters and five- g month-old bloodhound pups. g The editor explains that any mistake* g In the publication in put thtr* for t i purpose: 1 "We try to Includt something for every&$>e, Including thoae thit if* always look- tat for * * + Webb Laseter and I Were ruminating about rev&lutionaries and we concluded that the real prime movers are the poets. Yes, poets. Tom Paine, for example. And the Russian poets whs today are giving the Kremlin bad dreams. And Ho Chi Minh. And Senator Eugsna McCarthy, a poet who put the president of the United States into flight. A mere soldier can be killed OF exiled (and soldieri make wecllant revolutionaries, too). But ideas hang tough. * + + Filler item in the Paragbuld High School publication: Of the 200 million ptopU now living- in the United States, .0000175 parcont attend Paragbuld High Sahool. H.A.B. Kleiner ROME, Italy (NBA) I found the company shooting "The Appointment" working in a dangerous section of Rome, perhaps the most dangerous. They were filming in an antique shop in the Via del Babuino, close to the Spanish Steps. This is. the area of marvelous shops — shoes, gloves, ties, dresses, antiques — between shots they were all running out and spending their money. All, that is, except Lotte Lenya. "The last time I was here," says the marvelous veteran of so many musicals, "I bought a sweater for $36. When I got home to New York, I found the identical sweater in Bloomingdale's for $16." So she sat in the hack of the antique store — supposedly a . front for an elegant brothel — and talked. She told me some exciting news. Lotte is the widow of t h e great composer, Kurt Weill. And she says there are some unpublished, unheard Weill melodies which are being strung together for a new musical. "It will be a story with Mark Twain characters," she s a i d. "This is appropriate, because .Kurt had made some notes for a musical about Huckleberry Finn which he wanted to do. So the idea fits." Starring in "The Appoint- • ment" are Omar Sharif and Anbuk Aimee, with Sidney Lumet directing. Lumet was fascinated by the antiques in ths store — old china, furniture, paintings and a ceiling festooned . with crystal chandeliers. "Most of the chandeliers," he said, "are phonies, but there's one I'm thinking of buying." He pointed it out, a Iftvely, graceful fixture. He gave it one last, longing look,- theft went back to setting up the next scene. Across the street, lit a little cafe, Omar Sharif was having a cup of that wicked Italian coffee — two cups and you'll stay awake all month. But it seemed tb be what Sharif needed. He admitted that he was unhappy, and said thut th« cause of his sadness was the reparation from his 11-year-bld ion, Tar«k, "I have reached a conqlu- ttth," hi Mid. "My U{t 11 mart important than my career. In that way, I am different from Barbra (his 'Funny Girl' costar, Barbra Streisand). Her work is all - important, her life is secondary. "My son is. in school in Switzerland. I want him with me. So .1 am now building .a home in Paris and when it is finished, we will live together .there." He took another sip of coffee. The Doctor Says - by wqyne g. brgndsteidt, rn.d. - <J -E- Please explain these terms: adenomyosis and endo- rnatriosis of the myometrium. A — Adenomyosis is a benign invasion by the endometri- al cells lining the inside of the Uter-us into the muscular tissues of that organ, accoriipa- nied by a thickening of the muscular layer. This, is also called internal endometriosis or eiidbmetfiosis of the myometri- um. External endornelriosis Is an extension of endometrial cells into the pelvic cavity, where they may cover loops of intestine or the urinary bladder. Q - _ HOW is endometriosis diagnosed? What causes it? Hotv prevalent is it? is it malignant? How can it be cured? A — Endometriosis is suspected when the severity of menstrual cramps coupled with « Ml*MA, to BrandsUd* menstrual irregularity .gradually increases. The uterus becomes enlarged and just preceding a menstiull period it is tender to pressure over the pelvis. The cause is not known. The condition has always existed but iii recent years its prevalence appears to be increasing chiefly because more doctors now consider the possibility of its presence than did in earlier times. Although this is a type of tumor it is not malignant. The treatment must be individualized. In many victims the condition is so mild no treatment is required. In some, female hormones giv6 relief. In the severer cases an operation to remove the tumors in the pelvic cavity is necessary. This is usually followed by a course of treatment'with hormones for two or three years. If this does not affect a cure^ or if the uterine muscalature is involved, complete remwal of the uterus and tubes may be necessary. Q — While visiting in the north I had a severe attack of arthritis. A local doctor pre- : scribed Butazoladine. When I returned home the druggist would not refill the prescription. What are the harmful effects of this drug? A- - Since phenylbutazone (Butazoladirie) is a prescript lion drug no pharmacist can dispense it without't hew preemption. Although this is a powerful antirheumijtic drtig, it should b« taken only u h d e i> medical supsryisiw. Thij in- eludes t eompteit bkx* count befsre starting thi drug » n d a r«ch«k of thl blori count .v. ;«ry : we«k or 10 days'ffKrti'ften The toxin effects includ*'aiie. mia, ikin t^h, foyer «n4 hep. •utii. i I waited for the top of HSs head to blow off, but it didn'i "Tar.ek has become a good card player," he said. Sliinc« Sharif is one of the wprld'J ranking bridge players, tikis i» Important to him. "He jilays gin rummy and poker at sdsool. I'm going to teach him bradga — one game you can enj'jpy without gambling — becaasa otherwise I'm afraid he'll r]e- come a gambler." This is the fourth picture Sharif has done without a break ,— "Mackenna's Gold", "Funny Girl," "Mayerling," "The Appointment." "I did the two in the U. S. ta fulfill old contracts," he said. "I got not very -much money for them. So I took 'Mayerling' for a goed salary, to recoup; But now 1 look only for a good director; like Lumet. "I want to make enough money to be financially independent so I can devote more time t» my life and my son, less tune te acting." He ordered another cup of coffee. Anyone with that kind of guts can do anything. THE 1 COUBffiE NEWi THB GOUBIES NEWS GO. E W. HAINES, PtJBLISHEB SAaBT "A. HAINE8 ' Assistant Publlsher-EdlMC 1 QENE AUSTIN ' Advertising Managei BUe Rational Advertising Representative' : • Wki.lace witmer Go. flew' to*, faucieo C^irolt. Atlanta, Mempl'e Second-class postage paid ' ' . at Blytheville, Arg. Uembei ot the Associates PreM SUBSbiBipTIOS BATE> By cltrlet in the c|» ot Blythe- .«lle or any iutu.-6'an town wher* •arrler service 1< maintained 330'pel ipeck. S1.50 per odonth. • By mail within V radlia of W mllu. »5.00 per yeii. «.M tor ell rtonthi. M.OO i»r-t&n» moatHs, W Uall, ou.^lde SV miles radlue »(«<» per year payable In advtnce. Mi'l subscriptions are not accepted In towns and cities where The Courlei :New* carrier service '• malatalned. 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