The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 24, 1990 · 14
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14 Tuesday. April 24. 1990 THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN Jesse James Seen as Robin Hood Dear Abby DEAR READERS: When Joyce Mitchell asked for "The Ballad of Jesse James," E.J. Pulley of Oklahoma City sent a story that had appeared in the St. Joseph (Mo.) Evening News on April 3, 1882, the day after Jesse James was killed. I've picked some excerpts from this story to share. As in the many ballads written about him, it depicts him as the Robin Hood of his day. "Between 8 and 9 o'clock yesterday morning Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was instantly killed by a boy 20 years old named Robert Ford in this city. In the light of all moral reasoning the shooting was unjustifiable. "There is little doubt that the killing was the result of a premeditated plan formed by Robert and Charles Ford. "The opportunity they had long wished for came this morning. Charlie Ford and Jesse James had been in the stable currying the horses. On returning to the room where Robert Ford was, Jesse said: 'It's an awfully hot day. I guess Melba's Swap Shop I'll take off my pistols for fear somebody will see them if I walk in the yard.' "He unbuckled the belt in which he carried two .45 caliber revolvers and laid them on the bed. He then picked up a dusting brush with the intention of dusting some pictures which hung on the wall. To do this he got on a chair. His back was now turned to the brothers. "At a motion from Charlie, both drew their guns. Robert was the quicker, and in one motion, he had the long weapon with the muzzle not more than 4 feet from the back of the outlaw's head ... Even in that motion, there was something which did not escape the acute ears of the hunted man. He made a motion as if to turn his head to ascertain the cause of that suspicious sound, but too late. A nervous pressure on the trigger, and the well-directed ball crashed through the outlaw's skull... The shot had been fatal, and all the bullets in Charlie's revolver could not more effectively have determined the fate of the greatest bandit and freebooter that ever figured in the pages of a country's history." Melba DEAR MELBA: Jesse James has been exalted in song more than any of the outlaws. I have five copies of fcallads taken from "Cowboy and Western Songs," compiled by Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, and the following is probably one of the better known. Jesse James Jesse James was a lad that killed many a man, He robbed the Danville train. But that dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard Has laid poor Jesse in his grave. Poor Jesse had a wife to mourn for his life, Three children, they were brave, But the dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard Has laid poor Jesse in his grave. It was Robert Ford, that dirty little coward, I wonder how he did feel, For he ate of Jesse's bread, and he slept in Jesse's bed, Then he laid poor Jesse in his grave. Jesse was a man, a friend to the poor, He never would see a man suffer pain; And with his brother Frank, he robbed the Chicago bank, And stopped the Glendale train. It was his brother Frank that robbed the Gallatin bank, And carried the money from the town; It was in this very place that they had a little race, For they shot Captain Sheets to the ground. They went to the crossing, not very far from there, And there they did the same; With the agent ort his knees, he delivered up the keys To the outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. It was Wednesday night, the moon was shining bright, They robbed the Glendale train. The people they did say, for many miles away It was robbed by Frank and Jesse James. It was Saturday night, Jesse was at home Talking with his family brave Robert Ford came along like a thief in the night And laid poor Jesse in his grave. The people held their breath when they heard of Jesse 's death, And wondered how he came to die; It was one of the gang called little Robert Ford, He shot poor Jesse on the sly. Jesse went to his rest with hand on his breast; The devil will be upon his knee. He was born one day in the County of Clay And came from a solitary race. This song was made by Billy Gashade As soon as the news did arrive. He said there was no man, with the law in his hand, Who could take Jesse while alive. Odus Jones, Calera DEAR ABBY: Thank you for supporting the widow who started dating three months after her husband died. You were right to say, "The time to show respect for one's spouse is while that spouse is living."' Here is my story, and there must be a few thousand husbands (and wives) who feel the same as I do. My wife and I have had many good years together. We raised kids, lived through joyous good times and horrendous bad times. I am in my 18th month of chemo treatment for various cancers. I may live three months or five years. It doesn't matter how short or long my life will be, but it's reasonable to assume that I will die before my wife does. I have had a more rewarding and fruitful life than I probably deserve, for which 1 am grateful. But the day I die, my last thoughts will be regret that 1 shall leave her alone. So sad, to me, to know that after so many months of total concentration on my welfare days of putting up with my misery and never letting me see her own misery her reward will be to be left alone. Abby, she is not the kind of person who should be left alone. So I tell her now, and I want all my kids and friends to listen: "As soon as you possibly can, after throwing my ashes off the boat into the Pacific, wrap the memories of our life together around you and begin a new life. If three days, or three months, after I'm gone, you find a man who will love and cherish you for a few years as I have for so many, go for it! You've earned it." "Mac," Oregon DEAR MAC: Your sincerity rings true, leaving me uncharacteristically speechless. Thanks for a two-hankie letter. Universal Press Syndicate Billy Graham Ann Landers DEAR ANN: I read your column every day and was stunned by the letter from the woman who had carried on with her boss for 40 years. (I could see myself doing the same thing, althoueh I am in mv early 30s and have been a faithful husband so far.) "Joyce" and I have been happily married for 14 years. Ann, she is a fabulous wife. We have three lovely children, a picture-perfect family. The other part of the triangle is my medical assistant, "Debbie." She has been with me four years, is divorced, has a young child and is extremely competent. Debbie makes it a pleasure to come to work. We have fallen in love, and I'm not sure how long we can keep this relationship under control. Sometimes I secretly wish that Joyce would find this letter and kick me out. I am considering asking my wife for permission to spend one night a week with Debbie. Frankly, if the roles were reversed and Joyce asked me if she could spend one night a week with another man, I would be furious, but at this moment, it seems like a logical solution. Counseling is out. This is a small town and all the counselors are friends of ours. Please help me, Ann. Storm Brewing DEAR STORM: Welcome to the club. Another man wants to have his cake and eat it, too. Sorry, Buster, you get no green light from me. A husband who would ask his wife to OK such an arrangement is grossly immature and a wife who would agree to it is crazy. If a counselor is out, consider a member of the clergy or a trusted friend. You need to talk to someone who can make you see that your relationship with Debbie is a keg of dynamite that could blow up the lives of seven people. I realize that what I suggest will be painful, but the alternative would be worse. Encourage Debbie to find another job. Channel 4 Switches To KFOR By Tim Chavez StaffWriter Oklahoma City's NBC affiliate has changed its call letters from KTVY to KFOR, a Channel 4 official said Monday. The station unveiled the change at the start of its 10 p.m. newscast Sunday. In the Oklahoma City market, Channel 4 is the ratings leader in overall viewership, according to February numbers from the Arbitron Co. After looking at several call letter possibilities, KFOR, "4-Strong," was adopted because it was a play on the number "4," said Bob Brooks, programming director. WKY-TV was the first TV station in Oklahoma, with its initial telecast in 1949. The station was sold In 1976 by The Oklahoma Publishing Co, to the Evening News Association of Detroit, Mich. The call letters were changed to KTVY. The Gannett Co. gained possession of the station in the 1980s after participating In a takeover of the Eve-nlng News group. Since Gannett already owned Oklahoma City's KOCO-TV, and to abide by federal regulations, it sold KTVY to Knight-Rid-der Newspapers Inc. in late 1985, Last fall, the station was sold to Palmer Broadcasting, based in Des Moines, Iowa. TUESDAY TELEVISION LISTING APRIL 24 i I 1 KFOR I KOCO KWTV KETA KTBO KOKH KGMC KAUT Okla.Clty Okla.Clty Okla.Clty PBS Okla.Clty Okla. Clly Okla.Clty Okla.CHy AM News Morning TY9 Economics Joy TBA ' Home Shop- Business 0:30 0kla- Mornln9 News Dr. E.V. Hill Bullwlnkle P'"9 Spree Thundercats "770 Thb Morning ""Up MMe 0I"3"1'- Ur"""'"9 Mfcmunta ;30 Morning 2nd Century Larry Lea Academy Fun House Menace Ay America Sesame R. Roberts Jelsons Care Bears C.O.P.S. ;3q street Joy Yogi Bear Dinosaur Srmirfs M Regis & Sally Jessy Edition Kangaroo 227 Success 'n' Deal-A-Meal :30 Kathle Raphael 3rd Degree What on,.. M.HIckey Concentr. Lite Wh. 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Hill Movie; P'Mc"vw Movl.-.Tne "TaI BobCottas wa.,1 Browns Wool the- Horn SwIm 1;30 11 ChrtatlanUf. Hurt, ft r 8nopplnl Con.plr.cy. ""Pio Pr,lM,,w Lw,gnw 8pfM ? ;30( ' Lord (Off Air) Movie: 3' jyjj Hsme Pursuit. ;3Q 8hopplrm "45 su. -AW NBC New tMU. Aa-Dav TBN Today HomeShop- wye 0:30 NBC N jCBSNtw. Joy plng Spree Agrl, Report DEAR DR. GRAHAM: Some people in our church are concerned because they think our preacher talks about money too much. Our church has a pretty heavy mortgage and we try to support a lot of mission programs. I know all of these take money. But do you think the preacher ought to take up a lot of time every Sunday urging people to give? Mrs. L.A. DEAR MRS. L.A.: As you have said, God's work requires money; even Jesus' little band of disciples had a treasurer who kept track of their expenses (John 12:6), and we read of certain wealthy women who followed Jesus and his disciples and "were helping to support them out of their own means" (Luke 8:3). Jesus also spoke fre quently about money and how we have a responsibility to use it in ways that honor God. We have no record of Jesus begging for money to support his ministry (although Paul did urge churches to give to help those in need). It has been my experience that when God's people are informed of a financial need they will respond without needing to be begged. The Bible says, "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7). I suspect your pastor would appreciate knowing of your concern, and your church's governing board may want to study new ways to encourage people to give. Horoscope ARIES (March 21 - April 19): You have reached the enf of the introductory phase. Bright promises must now be converted into practical action. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Whatever trends you initiate In the next couple weeks will have great staying power. Be careful what you ask for, because you will probably set it. GEMINI (Way 21 - June 20): Resolve the apparent contradictions between love and friendship. Don't get caught up in other people's stereotypes. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Some people are holding back their complete support until they have more confidence trot you have confidence in yourself. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): It's time to root out all your secret lailness. Rev up your ambitions. VIRGO (Aus. 23 - Sept. 22): You are lustifled In criticizing certain people today. But you will have to precede it with a- Tuesday Highlights 7 p.m. KTVY (4) Matlock. While defending an activist accused of murder, Ben suspects the judge is involved in a fraudulent scheme. (Repeat) (In Stereo) (Part 2 of 2) (CC). KOCO-TV (5) Who's Hie Boss? Tony considers a new career in education alter working as a teaching assistant. (Repeat) (In Stereo) (CC). KETA (13) Nova. Follows the planning process u ndertaken by five teams of architects and developers competing for the contract to design Chicago's public library, (Repeat) (CC), KAUT (43) Hunter. A wealthy man's daughter takes deadly measures to inherit her father's millions. 7:30 p.m. KOCO-TV 5) Wonder Years. Kevin's math teacher lets him down while he is preparing for a big exam. (In Stereo) (CC). 8 p.m. KTVY (4) In the Heal cl the Night. Former police Capt. Tom Dugan (Joe Don Baker) comes out of retirement to investigate the deaths of three teen-agers killed by a drunken driver. (Repeat) (In Stereo) (CC). KETA (13) Frontline Special Report. "Hilary in Hiding." This updated look at the child custody dispute between Drs, Elizabeth Morgan and Eric Foretlch Includes the aftermath of Hilary's discovery. (CC). KTVY (4) Mancuao FBI. Mancuso digs for those responsible 'for a warehouse bombing during a tycoon's attempts to sell off his troubled airline. (In Stereo) (CC). KETA (13) All Creature Great and Small. The Darrowby Show Is a happy event for everyone except the vet, a role that Is forced on James, LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Today you can more than make up for yesterday's setbacks. Don't dwell on the past. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Steer clear of investments that are being proposed at least for now. This is not yet the right time to commit lots of money and energy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 20): You are entering a phase when you are liable to have sood results if you try to improve conditions on the iob. CAPRICORN (Dec 21 - Jan. 19): Follow your intuitions aooul gambling on prospects other people have underestimated or overlooked. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): It's an excellenl time to consider renovating property or upgrading your possessions. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): Don't wall for the usual people to make the first move. Be the leader, the mediator, the healer. 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