The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 17, 1967 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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Pap Two -Blyth«vffl» (Afk.) fauriw Newi - Tuesday, Jinmry IT, ^^ Wait Til He's Out Abigail Van vJiu-cn " Ntatmi indi»u m»J niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiM^^ DEAR ABBY: Last sum- ••-••- -• '-- mer I fell in love with a swell guy. He was on leave (I thought) from the service, but he seemed to be staying around for an awfully long time. Then it turned eut he was A.W.O.L. I told him if he didn't go right back we were thru. He went back and faced the ordeal which wwn't being A.W.O.L. for 58 days. To make a long story short, five days after lie squared himself for his first A.W.O.L., he went A.W.O.L, again and now lie is in the stockade at Fort Brag, N.C. I understand he will be there for quite a while. We planned on getting mar- rled as soon as he gets out of service, Abby. My problem is, should I go thru with those plans? He is really a swell guy- GOING TO PIECES DEAR GOING: Wait until this "swell guy" gets out of the stockade, out of service, •nd into civilian life again and then take a good, hard look at him. You have plenty of time before making a decision. DEAR ABBY: On Thanksgiving day you published your favorite blessing to be said before meals. It was the most meaningful "grace" I had ever read, so I clipped it and said it before our Thanksgiving dinner. All Of our guests agreed that it was wonderful, and they asked for a copy. A question arose, however, about which there was a difference of opinion. In the line, "May these remembrances STILL us to service," Abby, by "still us" did you mean to "instill in us"? Or did you mean "steel," to make hard or resolute? Thank you. BOSTON FAN DEAR BOSTON: Neither. It was a typographical error. The line should have read, "May these remembrances STIR us ta service, that thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen." DEAR ABBY: You will never know what marvelous relief and fond memories wer« revived when I read about the candle snuffer and wrote lo thank the giver for "the darling little gravy dipper." When my husband I were married, he was a struggling medical student who worked after school for a distinguished radiologist. For our wedding gift, this man and his wife sent us an elegant sterling silver angel food cake slicer and server. Being unaccustomed to such luxurious items, neither my husband nor I could figure out what this utensil was supposed to be used for. We finally agreed and 1 wrote to thank them for the "lovely meat tenderizing tool. Many months later, to my horror and humiliation, I saw a similar "meat tenderizing tool" being used to serve cake at a 'Christmas party. The lovely lady never mentioned my faux pas, and 1 hopefully told myself that she probably thought 1 got my gift cards mixed up when I wrote my thank - you notes. FULLERTON CONFIDENTIAL I 0 "PSYCH MAJOR" at N.Y. U.: My definition of a "good parent" is one who gradually works himself out a job by making himself progressively unnecessary. Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. rean War. 90069. For a personal reply, inclose a stamped, self • addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," Send $1.00 to Abby. Box 69700 Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. News Briefs CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) U.S. and Canadian bulk fleets on the Great Lakes, shipped record amounts of iron ere, coal, grain and limestone in 1968. The total was 210,125,675 net tons, compared with the previous high of 199,696,932 tons recorded in 1953, during the Ko- HAMILTON. N.Y. (AP) Top priority will be given by Colgate University to student* seeking admission as juniors after completing two years at junior colleges. Dean of Admissions Robert B. Shirley told a conference attended by representatives of eight junior colleges that Colgate's expansion program will allow the admission of more juniors. The oarfish has * long, silvery body and a large dorsal fin that forms a crest on its dead, according to the Encyclo- paedia Britannic*. There are two sides to every dollar you spend in Arkansas for telephone service One side buys you good telephone service— and at a bargain price. The other plays a vital role in our state's continued economic growth and development. In 1967, Southwestern Bell's construction and service expansion program for Arkansas will total another huge $25,600,000. New buildings and building additions, more weather-proofed cables, and the installation of the most modern communications equipment are just a few of the construction projects scheduled to insure the continuation of top-notch telephone service. This building and expansion program calls for everything from bricks to bulldozers, limestone to lumber—plus the skilled manpower to get the job done. There's also the $22,000,000 in wages Southwestern Bell people spend or bank in Arkansas, to be used for meat and groceries, shoes and clothing, recreation, gasoline, housing, education and many other everyday items. These dollars mean even more and better-paying jobs for thousands more Arkansans. The $5,000,000 the company pays in property, city, county, school, state and other taxes makes Southwestern Bell one of our state's largest taxpayers. Much of that money comes back to you in better schools, new highways and finer hospitals. This doesn't even include the almost $12 million we pay in federal income taxes. Be sure to include the many dollars we spend locally in buying the goods, supplies and services we need to keep the telephone business running in Arkansas, plus all the additional funds we return to our state in stockholder dividends. Add it all up and you get a^grand total of more than $60,000,000—considerably more than $1,000,000 a week. So you see, that other side to your telephone dollar is important. It rolls on and on ... helping to build a better Arkansas. WARREN E. BRAY (/ Vk* Pw»We»t »nd Cental M»n«

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