The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1960 · Page 3
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1%0 BLYTHEVILLE (AtyC.) COURIER NEWS He Should, But ail V an i/->urcn DEAR ABBY: A 16-year-old boy lives next door. Last night he told me he was never (old the facts of lite. I was really surprised, because I am 13 and my mother told me a long time ago. He said he asked his father and was told he knew all he needed lo know to get along. His 18-year-old sister also told him he knew enough. He said all he knows he heard from the kids at school. I don't feel right talking about things like that with him, but I do think he ought to know. Where can he find out? A GIRL WHO KNOWS DEAR GIRL: The boy should learn the "(acts of life" from a mature, informed Rdult. If his father refuses (o tell him he should go to his clergyman, his coach at school or a respected relative or friend. Don't YOU discuss it with him. * * * DEAR ABBY: Have you ever heard of the GROOM'S family going in(o debt over their ears to put on a big wedding and reception just to impress people? When our daughter became engaged, we explained to the boy's parents lhat our income was limited, and said we would give the children the nicest wedding and reception we could afford. This didn't suit them, because they took over without consulting us, and are putting on a three-ring circus and are paying for everything. We'll be the laughing stock of this town for years to come. Should we refuse to attend the wedding? MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DEAR MOTHER: The parents of the groom could hardly plan your daughter's wedding without her knowledge and consent. If she shares your viewpoint (which by the way, IS the proper one), she jhould let them know. If she's »11 for the groom's family putting OB the show and footing Ihe bill, then go nnd keep the peace. * * • * DEAR ABBY: Do you think a businessman should bire relatives when he needs more help? This is a small place and most of us have been here a long time, but lately the boss ~has been bringing his relatives in. To Ihem there's no "Boss" — only "Cousin Joe" and "Brother Moe". We outsiders don't appreciate a family reunion every day during business hours. We'd appreciate your comments. OUTSIDERS DEAR OUTSIDERS: Whom * businessman hires in his place of business Is his own business. • * * DEAR ABBY: 1 have a $10 bet with my father-in-law riding on your answer, so please don't let me down. He says that even though you never reveal a writer's name you are not allowed to use a letter in your column unless it is signed. I say he is wrong. BERNIE DEAR BERNIE: Congratulations, you have just won $10. * * * For Abby's pamphlet, "What Teen-agers Want To Know", send 25c and a large, self-addressed, stamped envelope in care of this paper. Hilderbrand, Because I'm a mounlain man, mountain man. And Ihcy'll have lo kiil me dead, dead, dead. They'll never again lay "that itrap on my back, Til after I'm in my coffin. Now Frances Slandridge was her name, And in the mountains was her fame. Because she loved a mountain man. * I don't care if Joe Hilderbrand's an outlaw, she cried. 1 love him and with him I'll abide. Now (hey chased 'em across the mountains, The mountains high and wide, And the ol' bloodhounds were PAGE THRES ] By BON BARING | Associated Press Staff Writer Fugitive Joe Hilderbrand is Ihe subject of at least two ballads. At least one oilier song is in the process of being written about the backhills badman who has eluded pursuers for nearly a year, the last few months with 18-year- old Frances Standridge as his companion. (Incidentally, Joe's f a ther, Lytle, says the family name is Hilderbrand—with an "r". He passed this along lo (he outside world via Ihe Russellville Courier- Democrat, the closest newspaper lo the Hilderbrand home near Dover.) You may recall a discussion here last week about the possibilities the Hilderbrand legend offer| ed for a folk ballad. One ballad' writer called the Arkansas Democrat in Little Rock with a compos! I ion next day. The other offering appeared by mail from Stuttgart. An attempt lo locate Mrs. Ethel Sellers, Ihe Little Rock songsmith, failed. And the Siultgart version was unsigned, though it was mailed in from the Daily Leader there. Here's Mrs. Sellers' version: "It concerns the story of Joe Hilderbrand He ran away from prison and look to Ihe woodland. He repaired the electric chair While he was in prison there; They let him come home from prison to see his father who was ill. Hadn't been for thai, Joe will Frances must have loved him so matter of A modern politician or salesman would envy the ancient Roman with a "name -remembering" slave. The name-remembering slave, called a nomenciator, went everywhere with his master. Whenever they approached someone the master was supposed to biow, the slave wo mid whisper his name, Lowe's Coin Laundromat •nd Groctry Market Washers 2«c P«r Load Dryers I»c Per Load Quality Groceries, Meals, frozen Foods and Sundries FKEE_PARK1NG — N. 81 & Park We Buy Clean. Late Model USED CARS Phillips Motor Co. a-b*>'in' But they couldn't find that mountain man, Tfial mountain man and h I s bride. Then with every, hand against them. And the posses on every side, "Give up, give up,' Iho lawmen yell But the 'mountain man replied, 'Com* a-shootin', I'll sec you in hell!" Now the shootin's all done and Ihe moonlight reveals Two lovers clasped in embrace eternal in that Ozark Mountain glen. There now are two more people in Arkansas who can legally say they've had a song published. Who's next? Downed Plane Lost Power B.OSTON W — The turboprop Electra which plunged into Boston harbro 14 seconds after takeoff last week had lost power in one and possibly two port engines — but no slructurnl defects were involved, Ihe chairman of the House Aviation subcommittee said. Rep. John Bell Williams, D- Miss,, said his subcommittee found no reason to order other Elcctras grounded. The Boston crash, which killed 62 persons, was the filth involving the Lockheed Electra since the planes went into service two years ago. He said the subcommittee, which held an 8^-hour closed- (toor hearing In Boston, found no 1 conclusive evidence that birds sucked into Ihe air intake caused the engines to fail. That Is the view of Cen. E. R, Quosarfa, head of the Federal Aviation Agency, who testified at the hearing. Dead starlings were found scattered over lh« alrporl runway used by the ill-fated Easlern Air 1 Lines plane, For with Joe Hilderbrand she did go. Together (hey went into the woodland Frances Standridge and J oc Hilderbrand. Joe's wife tried to gel (lie girl not to go But she said she was going to help Joe. She said everyone was against Joe Hilderbrand So they together took to (lie woodland. Folks of the mountains will talk and shake your hand. But they won't tell you the whereabouts of Joe Hilderbrand. Here's the words the mountain folks said: 'You'll bring Joe in, but he may be dead.'" The Stuttgart version is a little more complex: "Joe Hilderbrand, Joe Hilderbrand He was a mountain man From the Ozarks of Arkansas And he ran afoul of the law. They sent him to slate prison On the river land so low And they put that mountain man Down the long, long cotton row With a hoe in his hand, a hoe in bis hand. Now Joe's old dad was mighty low In the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas And the Cap'n gave Joe a furlough And Joe threw down his hoe, Threw down nis hoe in the cotton row. I'll never come back, swore Joe YOU'LL NEVER LUG HEMY "WET WASH" MAIN! Washes and dries in one continuous operation —ends lugging wet laundry up or down stairs and out to the Sne! dries ctottws in M mtfe M i • r HU6BARD&SON Furniture Provide an excltinj pair — Exceptional brillance In these Masterpieces of craiisrnanshlp *200 I PAY AS YOU CHOOSE! 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