Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, April 11, W8T - Pag« flw Happy Hand Talk of Hawaii Gentle as an ocean breeze, graceful as a swaying palm is the silent hand language of Hawaii—the hula. Demonstrating for classmates at Pan American's International Stewardess College at Miami, Fla., is Karen Naka- tnura of Honolulu. FLUTTERING motions In front of the lips mean a favorite word, "kiss." THE GRACEFUL ALOHA In hula-ese carries a number of meanings, such as hello, goodby, good luck, I love yon, and other useful sentiments. FINGERS stooped toward the mouth act out "poi," Hawaii'* national disb. A GENTLE plucking motion with the hands symbolizes the word "flower" in hula. Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) -Life is like a squirrel burying acorns. The acorns are memories. Planted in the heart, they take root there and in time become mighty oak trees, and pleasant indeed it is at times to lie in their green shade and recall the past. When it comes to saving up memories, every man is his own midas. No other human being in the world can quite match his hoard, for each collection is unique and personal. But it is fun to share memories. And youve got a pretty good collection yourself if you can look back and remember When: A dude was a fellow who wore gray spats and pearl buttons. In a small town nothing really memorable usually happened except on Saturday nights. During the week you talked about what you had done last Saturday night and what .you looked forward to doing next Saturday night. Every school desk held an inkwell, and sooner or later every young lad succumbed to the temptation to dip into the inkwell a braid from the girl who sat at the desk in front of him. Only spendthrifts or very wealthy men bought suits that had only one pair of pants. Nobody thought cigarettes but it was caused cancer, agreed by many that if youj crec jit. smoked them regularly you were Those pretty likely to come down with tuberculosis, which then was just as feared. Children didnt expect When people took a plane trip they took it for granted that they would probably get airsick from bumpy weather sometime during the journey. A nickel cherry pop was fiie most popular soft drink in America. But if you wanted to make a big splurge you bought your best girl a 10-cent ice cream soda—just to let her know -that when she went out with a real sport like you nothing was toS good for her. If a warm spell came along during a cold winter, everyone sagelly remarked, "this is'pneu- monia weatSier. You knew you were in an up- and-coming town when the undertaker (he also ran the furniture store) sold off his horses and bought a motorized hearse. A small boy couldn't make up his mind whether to grow up and be the engineer of a train or the conductor who took up the tickets and also, with an air of judicious gravity, would pull a big gold watch from his pocket and tell passengers exactly what time it was—to me exact second. It was thought that, if there should ever be a second world war, the weapon most to be feared would be poison gas. A big chunk of the U.S. pop ulation still preferred to pay cash and thought it somewhat immoral to buying anything on mailmen: 7,000 are bitten an- i nually. This costs Uncle Sam $1 million in sick leave and medical expenses. Now that spring is-here, don't absently-mindedly start nibbling on strange plants. They can he deadly. Among familiar ones that are toxic are lilies of the valley, oleander and rhododendron. Oh, for the life of a lion!. It seems the king of the jungle is a lazy monarch. On a typical day he will spend three hours walking and stalking (he leaves most of the killing of prey to his wife), two hours eating and 19 hours resting or sleeping. If you don't eat 17.2 pounds of candy a year, your sweet tooth isn't as sweet as the average. Driving can be a strain on the heart as well as hard on the parents tained. their to keep them enter- They could spend a whole afternoon happily blowing soap bubbles through an old corncob pipe. It was a mark of real affluence to be able to have a cast iron stag in your front lawn. You didn't have to be a contortionist to get in and out of automobiles. They had running boards to step on. were the days! Remember? * * NEW YORK (AP) — Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Seven out of 10 people who get tattooed regret it later and seek surgical aid in having the arl work removed from their skin. Among the diseases spread by unclean tattoo needles are hepa titis, tuberculosis and syphilis. If people kept their dogs chained, the U.S. postal service would be a mite less deep in red ink. The canine appetite for SURPRISE — Marshall Sherrell, custodian at Lee Rood School in CaruthersviJle for 17 years, received a pleasant surprise March 30 when the teachers, students and office personnel at the school honored him on his 70th birthday. (Photo by Taylor) nerve. British scientists found that anxiety in heavy traffic caused the hearts of some motorists to beat twice as fast as normal. Perhaps one reason for the anxiety was fear of what the woman driver in the car ahead of them would do next. Rome solved that problem in 205 B.C. by passing a law prohibiting women from driving chariots. Geographical fun: You'd never expect to find a pessimist in Happy, Tex., Happyland, Conn., Happy Valley, Pa., Happy Inn, Mont., Happy Corners, Wis., or Happy Hollow, Ky. Secret: The toughest phone number in Manhattan to get is the one for the dressing room of the Copacabana chorus girls. Employes of the night club are forbidden to reveal the unlisted Hand Shake Expert to Be By ROMAN JIMENEZ MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Oscar Gesti- do of Uruguay will undertake a greetings marathon at Carrasco Airport next week as heads of state arrive from all over the hemisphere. While there is no fixed protocol for this kind of collective summit meetings, Gen. Gestido who took office March 1 — has decided to be on hand at Carrasco, nine miles from downtown Montevideo, to shake hands with each arriving president. Nineteen chiefs of state are scheduled to meet at Punta del Este April 12-14. Diplomatic efforts are being j made to convince Presidents Rene Barrientos of Bolivia and Francois Duvalier of Haiti to come. Gen. Barrientos has said he will not attend a meeting where his countrys aspiration for an opening to the sea will not be considered. Duvalier is afraid if he leaves his country, a revolution will follow. An inter-American presidential get-together was last held in 1956 in Panama. Worried Uruguayan officials estimate Biat the first presidents will be arriving Monday. Most are scheduled to fly in on number on penalty of banishment. Curing the royal blues: When King Louis XI of France was in a melancholy mood, nothing could tease him back faster to laughter than wat-hing a troupe of colorfully costumed small pigs that had been trained to to the U.S. State Department: Have we tried this yet on Gen. de Gaulle?) Worth remembering: "You probably wouldn't worry so much about what people think if you could know how seldom they do." commercial jetliners. Presided Johnson will use his own plane Tentative plans call for them to be whisked some 90 miles to Punta del Este, the pleasant easygoing summer resort where the summit gathering will be held. Some will fly over in smaller planes, some in helicopters, am some will go by car over a splendid, panoramic road. No special ceremonies are planned for the arrival of thg presidents, but armed forces platoons will pay homage and a military band is rehearsing the anthems of all tbe nations. Uruguayan authorities dismiss any idea that there may be violent demonstrations before and during the conference However, there is a growing campaign by Communists tt stage protests against it, anc especially again at Johnson's presence. The whole Carrasco Airport area may be declared a military zone. Its approaches will be guarded by reinforced police and military detachments to prevent anyone except officials and accredited newsmen from entering. NEWS BRIEFS TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) "We didnt have a real vie* and we all love the mountains, says Don Lambert. So in the backyard of Sie Lambert family home he built Mt. Flora — 5'A feet tall at the peak, containing 70 yards of topsoil and covered by eight or varieties of ground cover plus dwarf trees. 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