The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1966 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 9, 1966
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BlythevUle (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, December 9,19M Page Thre« I It Beats Me • J -^—by herb v/ight— (Courier Newt Managing Editor) Is there gambling "in them thai- pool halls?" An unsigned question to that effect was submitted to this column and for an answer Chief of Police George Ford was interviewed. "We have reason to believe that there could be gambling on dominoes, pool games and the like, but our hands are tied unless we physically catch someone in the act of exchanging money or paying off a gambling debt," Chief Ford said. There is one other way the police can do something about gambling in poo! halls or any other place it might be going on, he said. "If the person who has information will come forward and give us some specific data that would furnish grounds for an arrest, we could act. "The police department sincerely requests that this person come forward and identify himself and if at all possible we will keep his name confidential," Chief Ford said. The person who i n q u i red about the gambling Raid lie has observed gambling in certain Blytheville pool rooms and said one of the games works this way. Upon entering the establishment one may purchase chips at Hie cash register for anywhere from 50 cents to a dollar. The chips are supposed to be good for one game only. Upon completing a game the chips are "cashed in" at the cash register. The difficulty in which this places police officers is readily apparent, then. If an officer (or • courageous reporter) were to break in on such a game he might find people playing a game of cards or dominoes. Perhaps those involved in the game would be playing with chips — or in some cases even bottle caps — as stakes. Maybe they would be keeping score on a sheet of paper with a prearranged agreement that so many points are equal to so much money. Can the police make an arrest? No. Chips and bottle caps are not money. Neither are figures on a sheet of paper. Wagering bottle caps is not unlawful — unless someone can prove ttiat the players paid money to get the caps or chips, whichever the case may be. * + * So, good Reader, according to Chief Ford, there very well may be gambling going on in this fair city. Would anyone care to prove It. Four years ago my, wife and I moved here from Dayton, Ohio, and one of the first questions we were asked after uttering about a sentence was, "You're not from here, a re you?" It was obvious from our manner of speech and our way of pronouncing proper names that we were "Northerners." For example: Instead of "Mr. adjusting to our vironment and it was always gratifying that we were never laughed AT because of our different ways, but we were laughed WITH. We have found that, by and large, Arkansans are warm, friendly people. * * * I have to say that on the most part — but not entirely — Arkansans are warm and friendly people. . You see, there was mis time I was sitting in a barber chair while a warm and friendly barber was bending my ear. "So you're from up North, eh? Well, how do you like It down here?" "You say the country Sure is different but the people are warm and friendly?" (Snip, snip went his scissors.) "There are some things about people down here that's a little amusing? What do you mean? Give me some examples," the talkative, warm and friendly barber said. So, I started giving him examples. (Snip, snip, snip went his scissors). . It slowly dawned on me that the barber wasn't talkative anymore. His scissors were still going "snip, snip," and I began to worry. I dismissed the idea of emitting a loud Rebel yell and leaping out of the chair. I calmed my fears with the thought that this gent was, after all, warm and friendly. What did my haircut look like? Well little kids threw rocks at me on the way home, my dog snarled at me as I ducked into the house and my wife fainted when she saw me but I guess barbers have off days too. ICE FISHING should com* • btt cuter with the use of • newly Introduced ifrilght-edee bl»de auger. Made by the Worth Co. of Steven* Point, Wli, the •uger few four catting edgei (hit *llce through thick fee quickly. Various, tlied bladet ar« inter- chtngeiblt M M feudk Bonham" we said "Mr. Bon- HAM." And the name of the city wasn't "Hayti," we called it, "Haiti." We never said, "Y'all come over some time," we said, "Why don't you guys come over?" W/LSON NEWS • •••!•••••••••••••••• MRS. W. A. HOGAN, Jr. •*•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••!> Mrs. Margaret Philyaw of Memphis visited with her sister- in-law, Mrs. G. B. Shull, last Wednesday. Mrs. Jim Elslander of Heber Springs was the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Nicholson last Sunday night. llth grade Mapra Alexander, Jo Raye Anderson, Larry Anderson, Helen Davis; Mike Hays, Eugene Houston, Delia Sadler, Delaio Shumpert. 12th grade William Alexander, Pat Brow- Mr, and Mrs. Jack Suggs and er, Tom drain, Glenda De... . , , . . , , daughter Susan of Jonesboro Spain; We received a lot of fun out| « th kend wjth her Barbara Furman, Ruth of adjusting to our new en- !*"._,„ ,,„ , ».„„ „ c- Hodee. .lennv fiwvn. Blanche parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wesbroook. Mr. and Mrs John Crain Jr. were hosts to their bridge club Friday night at their home. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lindsay were special guests. High scorers at bridge were Mrs. Cain and John Ellis. Hodge, Jenny Gwyn, Blanche Ingle; Bonnie Lawrence, Marilyn Members of the Wilson High School student council attended a fall meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Association of Student Councils Nov. 16 at Corning. Attending tills meeting were Lynn Smith, Mike Hays, Jenny Gwyn, Pat Brower, Debby Nelson and their sponsor, Bill Moon. The meeting was opened with a devotional given by the Truman Student'Council. This was followed by a business meeting and a parliamentary procedure program presented by the Mark ed Tree student council. Panel discussions were given on the following subjects: "Improving School Spirit and Sports manstoip," "Fund Raising Activities," and "Improving Your Student Council." Jenny Gwyn served on the panel which discussed "Improving Your Student Council." Lewis, Debby Nelson, Brenda Norton, Alice Stoffle, Cathy Whitaker. All members were present last Tuesday when Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Beall entertained | then- bridge club. During games a dessert course was served. High scorers at bridge were A. H. Williams and Mrs. J. C. D erry. E. D. Beall attended a Sub- Area Vocational Agriculture Teachers' Meeting Tuesday af- ernoon and evening at Luxora. This includes the 13 Agriculture Departments in Mississippi County. Students making the honor roll for the second six weeks at Wilson High School are: 7th grade Julia Alexander, Margie Cash, Nancy Sadler, Patti Sano, Jerry Williams. 8tb Grade Eldon Alexander, Lois Armstrong, Kathy Barnes, Don Bussey. David Denton, Nan Hogan, Linda Yerby, Sherry Harmon; Donna Lawrence, Darlene Leti son, Faye Mauppins, Li n d a The South Mississippi County 3ridge Club met Friday in the lome of Mrs. F. S. Reese. Mrs. lalph Robinson was a special guest. Luncheon was served from a able centered with an arrangement of holly and red berries flanked with gold Christmas candles tied with red velvet rib- jons. The luncheon menu consisted of fried chicken, hot biscuits, combination salad, green beans, 3eets, corn pudding and rel- shes. Later in the afternoon chocolate pie and coffee were served. In games Mrs. John Crain Jr. was high scorer, Mrs. E. 3. Chiles Jr. second high and Mrs. J. R. Cullom, Jr. was jridgo winner. I'm sure he was really warm j Parker, Don Slaton, Jerry Stew- and friendly. I'm so sure in fact art. that I make it a point to keep my cotton pickin' mouth shut whenever I now come under his steady hand. The battle on Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, was the first U.S. offensive battle of World War II. 9th Grade Jeanne Alexander, Christine Ezekisi, Gary Goble; Betsy Gwyn, Dale Slaton, Charlie Williams. 10th grade Alice Atchley, Pam Davis, Joe Goble, Ann Hamilton, Kay j Hogan. WITH BUILT-IN LIGHT (£H>DY SUNBEAM OSUNSEaM CORPORATION, 196S DREIFUS LOW PRICE For Sleek Smooth Daintiness Exclusive built-in light lets you tee what you're doing! No missed areatv no matter what the fighting conditions. Twin head especially ground for feminine ate ... for fast close leg cart ... for gentle close onderann grooming. Beautiful case has contour back for ease of handling ... In deluxe gift box. "On-off uwitch" and pop-up head for eatqr deamng. CHOICE OF 2 MODELS CHOICE OF 3 CQL.ORS dtlux* •lit box P«t«l Ptrtlmr •Mipajr BtM IT ONLY TAKES A PEW MINUTES TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT AT DREIFUS Debby Nelson flew to Jackson, Miss., Friday afternoon where she was met by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morgan, who drove her to Ba- ion Rouge for the weekend. She was the guest of the Mor- JUtar Stork Wins This One I/an (MeNufkt fntllcat* DEAR ABBY: My boy friend and, I are both seniors at the University of Colorado. We were planning to get married right after graduation in June, but we eloped in October. When we went home for a week-end we told our parents. They said we should keep it a secret, announce our engage ment at Christmas, and have a big church wedding like we planned in June. Well, I think I'm pregnant, so I doubt if we can wait that long. I hate to disappoint our folks, but what can I do? Mother so wanted me to have a June wedding. How can I herself, her husband, and the children. And yet, knowing what I do, it is so hard for me to remain silent. The kind of women he runs with could cause untold misery at home. (Disease, I mean.) I haven't discussed this with my husband or anyone — except you. What would you do in my place? PERPLEXED DEAR PERPLEXED: I would confide what I believe to be true to my husband, and let HIM speak to my sister's husband. Under no circumstances would I tell my sister. tell her? SECRET BRIDE DEAR SECRET: Tell her tbat a June wedding is for the birds because you have a date with a stork around that time. She'll understand DEAR ABBY: Is it ever advisable or forgivable to tell your sister that her husband is cheating on her? She loves him dearly, and they have a lovely home, a beautiful family and status in the community. He was a woman - chaser before their marriage, and apparently he hasn't completely settled down yet. If my sister knew how her husband was chasing around she would leave him and break up her home, causing much heartbreak for gan's daughter, Beverly, who is a sophomore at L. S. U. Saturday night she attended the Kappa Delta Fraternity White Rose Ball at L. S. U. and returned home by plane Sunday night. Mrs. Harry Bufkin entertained club 10 canasta members last Monday night at her home with Mrs. Jack Trammel as guest. Winners in games were Mrs. Larry Bishop, Mrs. Pat Trammel and Mrs. J. T. Driver. DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I broke up a month ago, and he told me to keep the engagement ring. I received a letter from his mother asking me to please send the ring to HER. If he didn't want the ring back enough to come and get it, do you think I should give it to his mother? CURIOUS DEAR CURIOUS: It all depends on where the ring came from. If he bought it with his own money and told you to keep it, keep it. If the ring belongs to his mother, or if she gave her son the money with which to buy it, I would send it to her. DEAR ABBY: I am surprised that I have not been accused of shop lifting. More than once I have had' my money in one hand and the item I wanted to buy in the other, and I spent anywhere from id to 15 minutes trying to find a salesperson who would take my money. So help me, it would sometimes be a lot easier to just walk out without paying. I'll bet a lot of people do that when they had every intention of paying. NO FOOLING DREIFUS Spectacularly Low Prices your choke $4088 CONVENIENT TERMS C. Vr.ath.rc.roof, 4o<±-«ii«ta«t ],w»l Haraillon »Hk any ijcoee! hand and aJrpanuod band. 10 Ki. Rollad gold plata. . D. Raiiad ciystal and spatial do Uilad case accant thli IJ^aml Mane iltoA. Taparad faihian band. E. Man's 17-[aw*l Hamtltan viHl paniion baad. S>ted(-r««d«Mt facalad crvital yo«f choice 88 HAM A Wit. YCM to PAT F. FamaK Hamate* tladric »•» «f pa»i«i bud. Wiatlwproof. fnocfe rm'rfarir, Anri-raawwtic. „ 6. Udv't l7-]«««rHa«»We«. M toot yallow .or JS. 9oM. OntrMtat* H* "lalf"wi'nd!«9, l^jawal HarnlHa; Calandar watch. Waaibarproof, >»«* t, (Map aMMd, IT'S SO EASY TO SHOP DREIFUS OPEN AN ACCOUNT TODAY HOLLAND NEWS Mn. Joe Lester Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Ladd and son of Wichita, Kan., visited his mother, Mrs. Gertie Ladd. Mrs. Faye Utley of St. Louis was also a guest. They all visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Stiles and family and Mr. and Mrs. Phelics Carney of Blylheville. The home of Mrs. Witt Smith Sr. was the setting for the regular meeting of the Culbertson Home Makers Club Thursday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. There were 12 members present. The hostess gave the devotional, "The Art of Thanksgiving," from The Treasure Chest. The rollcall was answered with a Christmas idea. Mrs. Juanita -Smith gave the lesson for the day. " 'The hostess served chocolate cake, nuts, spiced punch and coffee. The next meeting will be Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Hazel Reid. Mr. and Mrs. Theadore Payne went to Scott City, Mo., Sun-, day to visit their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Payne and daughter Marty. Rev. and Mrs. Jasper Patterson of Risco, Mo., visited in town this week wtih Mrs. Viola Moore, Mrs. Lillie Norrid and ; omer members of the Assembly of God Church. He was formerly pastor of the church here. .5 Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. SheitoS night and Sunday in ttie hoiriE of Mrs. Susie German. Thejr called on Mr. and Mrs. Nat; Nunnery and Mr. and Mrsjj Joe Lester late Sunday afterS noon. z Kemenioer Pay Vcur Piper ooy NEW "TEEN SET* *( PINKY . SIGNET RINGS ' IN 10-KT GOLD ENGRAVED FREE Personalized, lasting elegance in rings ihar become more treasured and cherished. A thrill for any gift occasion. ONLY $Q95 CHARGE I IT! 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