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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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Blythevllto (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, March 10, 1967 — Pag* Threa Be Sure Not Sorry -Abiaaif Van Bu ren lyaoiott inc.) DEAR ABBY: Our daughter, Debbie, is not quite 16, but most of her classmates are 17, and some are 18. She has been invited to a boy-girl party Saturday night at the home of a classmate (boy) whose parents are divorced. When we asked Debbie who was going to chaperone this party she said she wasn't sure but it would be "well chaperoned." Abby, this boy lives with his father, who has the reputation for being quite a "swinger," and somehow we can't see this father staying home on a Saturday night and properly chaperoning a party. When we told Debbie that either she would have to call and find out definitely who was chaperoning that party or she couldn't go, she became furious and said we didn't trust her. We do trust her, but do you think we're wrong in our demands? HER PARENTS DEAR PARENTS: No! Stick with your guns. There should be more parents like you. DEAR ABBY: Here's the story: Bob and Helen were married when they were both very young. Helen had 6 miscarriages in 10 years (and she finally ended up in a mental Institution at age 31. It's been 16 years and she's still there. I met Bob four years ago and we fell in love. Very few people know the behind - the - scene story, but I've known all about it from the start. As long as Helen is living I know he can't marry me, but I don't care. We love each other and as far as I'm concerned, we are good as married. We can't live together because of family complications on both sides. I am 43 and Bob is 48, so we don't need a moral lecture. But when people ask me "When are you two getting married," what do I say? "NOT ASHAMED" DEAR NOT ASHAMED: If you're "NOT ASHAMED — tell them the truth. DEAR ABBY: Here is part of a letter my wife of four months received from her mother: "Darling, if Jim doesn't treat you right, remember, your room is waiting for you. Daddy and I love you very much and will welcome you home with open arms, so don't put up with any nonsense or you will be dirt under Jim's feet for the rest of your life." Abby, I don't mind telling you that I am shocked and infuriated. My wife and I have never- had an argument over anything more serious than how long to cook a soft boiled egg. My wife insists that she cannot imagine what provoked this kind of letter. What should be done, if anything? INFURIATED DEAR INFURIATED: It would appear that you're mother-in-law is suffering from an unhealthy lineli- ness, and would like to have her little girl home again. Don't do anything. Just tell your wife to assure her mother that she is perfectly happy and let it go at that. Meanwhile, watch for other signs of "seeing trouble where there is none" — your wife's mother could be developing an illness. How has the world been treating you? Unload your problems on Dear Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 For a personal, unpublished reply, enclose a self - addressed, stamped envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL RIGHTER ffo determlna yonr telecast, nou i paragnph opposite dates whicb Includi rout birth date. SATURDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: A day and evening to attend, with meticulously fine precision to whatever tasks face you. Use this Saturday to clear up all that requires your attention, as well as thinking out a better course by which your most cherished longings can be made a real part of your everyday existence. Attend art, TV showings. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Attending to some duty confidentially can help to get rid of problematiial affairs that have been annoying for some time. If you are on the button where humor is concerned, you can have delightful hour witti a good pal. Be cheery. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Understand what it is that ;your comrades are driving at and then join forces toward a very happy and lucrative enterprise. You need to get out socially. Do so in the evening and have a real bal. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) A trigger-fast expert now gives : you just me right information and support you need, so be !sure to go along with the ideas expounded. Many situations •come up that appear to bog you !down, but these can be turned iinto opportunities instead. Be 'active. ; MOON CHILDREN (June « ^to July 21) You have a fascinating idea that can make you Iniore popular, affluent, provid- i ed you express it clearly, cnn- 'eiscly. Correspond with those at 'a distance. Come right to the Ipoint and be accurate in stating ! facts, figures. 1 LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) The Ikeynot* to today'* success is 'precision and conscientiousness, i which are synonymors. Accomplish a very great .do I. •Loved one expects you to be ivery helpful in several areas of ' your association in P.M. Do so. ! VIRGO (Aug. » to Sept. 22) iPartnen will do as you wish ALLIGATOR POACHERS MIAMI (AP) - South Florida game wardens say alligator poachers are their biggest problem. The alligators are protected by law but their hides can fetch up to ?6 a foot. Some poachers make up to $500 a night. Wardens say the 'gator hunters have two-way radios to warn each other when officers ap- erybody — so I'll just share yours." And she put her arm in mine af we walked the last few steps to home. proach. They use airplanes to spot concentrations of alligators by day, then visit promising locations under cover of night. Wardens in the Everglades area spend at least a third of their lime trying to protect the alligators. "We have to spend so much time slapping mosquitoes at night out in the 'glades trying to catch these fellows before they kill off every 'gator in America," says Game and Fish Commission area supervisor Tom Shirley. Read Courier News Classified A 'TUNNEL RAT,' Spec. 4 Gary Cebula of Elyria, Ohio, checks the remains of a Viet Cong campfire far below ground surface in the Iron Triangle of South Vietnam. The tunnel complex was later destroyed by U.S. troops. Hal Boyle ^ provided you state your ideas very clearly and will assist them with theirs as well. Come to better understanding with those you truly admire. Strive for more harmony. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Morning is best time to make improvements to abode, office or wherever you spend most o) your tune. Get others to aid you. You have some very clever ideas for getting your work done on time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Those interests that are also enjoyable for you can be improved upon and made to work nocturnally also. Also, it may be that some night job would be best suited for you. Be with congenials. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Important you give full attention to home and family right now arid show that you are most devoted. Get rid of enmity. Rid yourself of those conditions and items that are hardly helpful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Show that you appreciate good will in which others hold you and are more than happy to cooperate further with them. Fine day for writing letters, etc. Pay those visits about which you have been procrastinating for some time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Don't arrive as hasty decisions over the week-end and make sure ypu study any financial support of others very carefully. Follow through on excellent ideas to get real estate improved. Be practical. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) You have both personal and business duties to perform diligently, so don't fritter away your time. Be sure to take the treatments that will improve your health and general appearance. Ba clever in dealing with others. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY he, or she, will be one of those delightful parsons who can see a practical and to NEW YORK (AP) - No one is as dependent on nature as someone who lives in a big city. When you dwell in a rural area, you can more or less take nature for granted, as a child is unconscious of the beauty of youth. The unfolding pageantry of cloud and landscape almost escapes attention. There is a surfeit of nature in the country, and many who live there are so accustomed to its daily splendor that they do not feel compelled to pause and worship its wonder anymore than a fish in the sea feels the need to admire the miracle of water. But when you regularly plod cement pathways and earn a living in manmade huddles of high stone and glass, you get a lonesomeness for natural things that at times overpowers you. Your mind aches for that acre of your own that every human heart aspires to. You want a place to plant something and harvest it, an animal you can take care of as it helps take care of you: a horse, a cow, a chicken, a pig. The longer you live in the blue smog of cities the more imperative this hunger for nature becomes. In time your yearning tends to turn you into a pigeon feeder or a squirrel feeder. My pleasure is to feed squirrels. In the well - landscaped tenement where I've paid the landlord's fee for nearly two decades there are about half a what may seem visionary to others and absolutely impracti- cl. Be sure to send to a high- ,ype college' where something modern and ahead - of - the- Jmes is taught. This could also je in the field of philosophy. There could be a very interesting, lucrative and ultra-modern career in this chart. dozen squirrels. My favorite used to be one I nicknamed "Greedy." Each morning I put half a dozen or so pecans in my pocket, and toss them to the squirrels. Most grab them and scamper off and bury them. "Greedy," however, began to regard me as his personal property. He would chase the other squirrels away, and come up and take the nuts from my hand. For some days, however, missed "Greedy" and gave all my pecans to the younger squirrels. I complained about the absence of "Greedy" to my wife and daughter. Just the other evening I overheard my daughter Tracy say to my wife Frances: , "Mama, you know when I was going across the street to the supermarket last week I saw a squirrel that had been run over. Do you suppose that is the one that Daddy keeps talking about?" Now there is a vast emptiness in my life, and I feel in a way insecure, missing a companionship I had leaned on. Of course, I still do have my favorite tree. I don't know what kind it is, but it has wide and v/onderful arms that soon will hold up to heaven a canopy of green leaves. 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ONLY Big 4" Dynapower speaker Dependable General Electric clock is self-starting, self-regulating (Ml QO 3> 11.00 51 A WEEK IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT AT DREIFUS. Notice of School Desegregation Plan BURDETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 35 BURDETTE, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS NOTICE OF SCHOOL DESEGREGATION PLAN UNDER TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 THIS NOTICE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE DESEGREGATION OF OUR SCHOOLS. KEEP A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. IT WILL ANSWER MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOL DESEGREGATION. 1. DESEGREGATION PLAN IN EFFECT The Burdette School District No. 35 public school system is being desegregated under a plan adopted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The purpose of the desegregation plan is to eliminate from our school system the racial segregation of students and all forms of discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. 2. THIRTY-DAY SPRING CHOICE PERIOD Each student or his parent, or other adult person acting as parent, is required to choose the school the student will attend next school year. The choice period will begin March 10, 1967 and close April 10, 1967. 3. EXPLANATORY LETTERS AND SCHOOL CHOICE FORMS On the first day of the choice period, an explanatory letter and this notice will be sent by first-class mail to the parent, or other adult person acting as parent,of each student then in the schools who is expected to attend school the following school year. A school choice form will be sent with each letter, together with a return envelope addressed to the Superintendent. Additional copies of the letter, this notice and the choice form are freely available to the public at any school and at the Superintendent's office. 4. RETURNING THE CHOICE FORMS Parents and students, at their option, may return the completed choice forms by hand to any school or by mail to the Superintendent's office, at any time during the 30-day choice period. No preference will be given for choosing early during the choce period. A choice is required for each student. No assignment to a school can be made unless a choice is made first. 5. CHOICE FORM INFORMATION The school choice form lists the names, locations and grades offered for each school. The reasons for any choice made are not to be stated. The form asks for the name, address and age of the student, the school and grade currently or last attended, the school chosen for the following year, the appropriate signature, and whether the form has been signed by the student or his parent. The race, color or national origin of the student is requested for purposes of recordkeeping required by the U.S. Office of Education. The information will not be used in any why to discriminate against the sutdent. Any letter or other written communications which identifies the student and the school he wishes to attend will be deemed just as valid as if submitted on the choice form supplied by the school system. The names of students and the schools they choose or are assigned to under the plan will not be made public by school officials. 6. SIGNING THE CHOICE FORM A choice form may be signed by a parent or other adult person acting as parent. A student who has reached the age of 15 at the time of choice, or will next enter the ninth or any higher grade, may sign his own choiceform. The student's choice shall be controlling unless a different choice is exercised by his parent before the end of the period during which the student exercises his choice. T. PROCESSING OF CHOICES No choice will be denied for any reason other than overcrowding. In cases where granting all choices for any school would cause overcrowding, the students choosing the school who live closest to it will be assigned to that school. When a choice is to be denied, overcrowding will be determined by a uniform standard applicable to all schools in the system. 8. NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT, SECOND CHOICE All students and their parents will be promptly notified In writing of their school assignments. Should any student be denied his choice because of overcrowding he will be promptly notifed and given a choice among all other schools in the system where space i.s available. 9. STUDENTS MOVING INTO THE COMMUNITY A choice of school for any student who will be new to the school system may be made during the 30-day choice period or at any other time before he enrolls in schools. An explanatory letter, this notice and the school choice form will be given oul for each new student as soon as the school system knows abou the student. At least seven days will be allowed for the return of the choice form when a choice is made after the 30-day choice period. A choice must be made for each student. No assignmen to any school can be made unless a choice is made first. 10. STUDENTS ENTERING FIRST GRADE The parent, or other adult person acting as parent, of ever, ihild entering the first grade, is required to choose the school lis child will attend. Choices will be made under the same frea choice process used for students new to the school system in other rades, as provided in paragraph 10. 11. PRIORITY OP LATE CHOICES No choice made after the end of the 30-day choice period may >e denied for any reason other than overcrowding. In the event rf overcrowding, choices made during the 30-day choice period vill have first priorty. Overcrowding will be determined by the standard provided for in paragraph 8. Any parent or student whose first choice is denied because of overcrowding will be given second choice in the manner provided for in paragraph 9. 12. TESTS, HEALTH RECORDS AND OTHER ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS '''•• Any academic tests or other procedures used in assigning students to schools, grades, classrooms, sections, courses of :ludy, or for any other purpose will be applied uniformly to all students without regard to race color or national origin. No choice of school will be denied because of failure at the tims of choice to provide any health record, birth certificate, or other document. The student will be tentatively assigned in accord- ace with the plan and the choice made, and given ample time o obtain any required document. Curriculum, credit, and promotion procedures will not be applied in such a way as to hamper reedom of choice of any student. 13. CHOICES ONCE MADE CANNOT BE ALTERED Once a choice has been submitted, it may not be changed, even though the choice period has not ended. The choice is binding or the entire school year to which it applies, except in the case (1) compelling hardship, (2) change of residence to a place,, where another school is closer, (3) the availability of a school designed to fit the special needs of a physically handicapped student, (4) the availability at another school of a course of study required by the student, which is not available at the school chosen. 14. ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF SCHOOLS DESEGREGATED All school-connected services, facilities, athletics, activities and programs are open to all on a desegregated basis. A student attending school for the first time on a desegregated basis may not be subject to any disqualification or waiting period for larticipation in activities and programs, includng athletics, ,vhich might otherwise apply because he is a transfer student,' All transportation furnished by the school system will also operate on a desegregated basis. Faculties will be desegregated, and no staff member will lose his position because of race, color or national origin. This includes any case where less staff is needed because schools are closed or enrollment is reduced. 15. ATTENDANCE ACROSS SCHOOL SYSTEM LINE No arrangement will be made, or permission granted, by this school system for any students living in the community, it serves to attend school in another school system, where this would tend to limit desegregation, or where the opportunity is not available to all students without regard to race, color or national origin. No arrangement will be made, or permission granted, by this school system for any students living in another school system to attend school in, this system, where this, would tend [o limit desegregation, or where the opportuniy is not available a all students without regard to race, color or national origin. 16. VIOLATION TO BE REPORTED It is a violation of our desegregation plan for any school official or teacher to influence or dissuade any person from choosing a school where a desegregated education can be obtained, or to threaten any person with penalties or promise favors for any choice made. It is also a violation of Federal regulations for any person to intimidate, threaten, coerce, retaliate or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with the free making of a choice of a desegregated school. Any person having any knowledge of any violation of these prohibitions should report the facts immediately by mail or phone to the Equal Educational Opportunities Programs, U.S. Office of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202 (telephone 202962-0333). The name of any person reporting any violation will not be disclosed without his consent. Any other violation of the desegregation plan or other discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in the school system is also a violation of Federal requirements, and should likewise be reported. Anyone with a complaint to report should first bring it to the attention of state or local school officials, unless he feels it would not be helpful to do so. If State or local officials do not correct the violation promptly, any person familiar with the facts of the violation should report them immediately to the U.S. Office of Education at the above address or phone number. . DATED this 6th day of March, 1967 ATTEST: Chris Thompkins, Secretary BURDETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 31 By H. D. Juniper, President

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