The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1967 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 6, 1967
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Page T« - Mytfievflfe far*.)' cornier irewg - aaroraay, Bray », Abigail Van Buren- Some Joker Has 'Goods' on Her DEAR ABBY: For the last 2 months our family has been receiving magazines, books, records, rugs, and even a hi- fi set in the mails. We did not order any of this stuff and have no idea who could be sending it to us and billing us for it. It is undoubtedly someone with a sick mind who thinks this is "funny." Each time one ef these packages arrives, I mail it back to the company from which it came because I don't believe in keeping things that don't belong to me. This is getting to be a real chore and I am tired of making trips to the postoffice, but what else can I do? DISGUSTED DEAR DISGUSTED: When you receive a paclrge you did not order, mark it "refused" and return it to the postoffice. They will assume the responsibility of returning It. If you open it, technically you have "ac. cepted" it, and must then return it yourself. Or you can write to the company which it came, requesting the money for postage with which to return it. H they do not comply, hold the package lor 30 to 40 days and then dispose of it. DEAR ABBY: My boy friend bought me a beautiful lace bikini and matching shorty beach coat to go with it. I saw it in a window and admired it so he knew I wanted it. Now my mother says I can't keep it because it is not a proper gift for a boy to give a girl. What's wrong with it? And if that's not a proper gift, please tell me what is? UNHAPPY GIRL DEAR UNHAPPY: Gifts of a personal nature (and I do mean bathing suits, lingerie, hosiery, and Items of clothing other than a scarf or gloves) are considered "improper." A boy chould not give a girl such gifts, and if he does, she should not accept them. (P. S. H you're engaged to be married, I take it all back.) DEAR ABBY: i have a slight problem. The company I work for has instructed me to answei the telephone as follows: "Thank you for calling the Blankety Blank company; may I help you?" It seems to me that the "thank you for calling the Blankety Blank company" should be on the other end of the conversation. If I am wrong, please tell me. I keep getting cut off in the middle of my greeting because most people think they have a wrong number. PUZZLED IN RALEIGH DEAR PUZZLED: I think you're right. Tell your bosses that your callers are can- fused by the "reverse" English," that the first thing a customer wants to konw when he calls is if he has the right number; If yon want to thank him for call- you can do it when yon say good-by. DEAR ABBY: The letter signed "Out But Not In" from a former mental patient reminded me of my own experience. I, too, was a mental patient. And if I could shout from the housetops one bit of advice to those who have a friend or relative in a mental hospital, it would be: Write to them! As often as you can. Every day is like a year t« them, and a letter from "home" is often carried around in a purse or pocket for months to be read and re-read. I was lucky. I had a devoted sister who write to me every day — even on her honeymoon. Best wishes, EX-PATIENT Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal, 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. CHINA'S BATMAN AND ROBIN, Mao Tse-tung, left, and Lin Piao, are making war with words and threats against both the United States and the Soviet Union. |h Hal Boyle BERLIN (AP) - Singer Ray | level but if you make a mistake Charles wiped the sweat of an evening's performance from his 3 row and said: "I love my talent. I wouldn't trade it for anything, not even to have my „, „ child Georgia-born Charles was blinded by an optic nerve disease but went on to lecome a popular performer in he world with his own brand of 'soul music." This week, after a perform- sight." As a he'll hear it. He makes us play better." Charles and his troop of bandsmen and "Raelets" — four girl singers — easily won over the Berlin audience with such songs as "I Got a Woman," "Georgia on My Mind," "Hallelujah, I Could Love Her So," a particularly suggestive "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and a stirring blues monologue done by Charles. By FRED SPARKS Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK - (NBA) - The chance of direct Chinese intervention in Vietnam has been reduced in recent weeks. Chinese willingness and ability to supply Hanoi indefinitely with the stuff'of war is now in question. These are the views of the leading China - watchers in the world — in Moscow. More than 200,000 Chinese troops, which were concentrated along the border with North Vietnam — the possible nucleus of an expeditionary force — reportedly have been assigned Isewhere, giving much comfort to those charged with the security of U. S. forces in t h e south. Knowledgeable persons 'n Moscow, who make a business of colecting such information, explained there are two reasons why that threatening force has been shifted: — Peking's final split with Moscow and the ominous tensions that the split has cre- anoe in West Berlin's Sportpa-| The 35-year-old Negro ast, he talked about his blindness and his music. If he had he power to control things, would he give up his talent for his sight? "That's crazy," was his surprisingly quick answer. "There's no reason for me to give up my talent. It makes leople happy. I love it and as ong as I love it change it. I wouldn't "What is left for me to see? I was blinded when I was 6. I know what the moon and stars and other things look like. There's nothing earth-shattering mown as a soulful musician and le was asked to explain what the soul in his music is. "I tell you," he said, "the word is greatly overused. I've ieard records that are supposed to be soul but they didn't do anything to me. Soul — that's when it makes your heart do something. When it touches you inside. "When you play happy, then those that are listening feel your joy. When you play sad, they feel your sadness. "My music comes from the way I feel." plan that .partners have, Hiey will go .along with your ideas more readily also. Be very ef- fecient at whatever is your forte. Wake a fine impression on others. . '. • IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN one of those interesting young jeople who- will be very adept ;n monetary and practical af- r airs of all kinds, but be certain he fundamentals and principles jehind every' project, as well as the idealistic. Coming to aster decisions is also a must. Then the life becomes well rounded instead of merely a daily dirge. Add a foreign language to curriculum. left to see." " I The Berlin concert ended a Charles, who accompanies «iree-week European tour for himself on the piano, plays a the entertainer and his troop brilliant saxophone and also composes most of his hit songs, added: "Seeing or not seeing doesn't have anything to do with my music." Barry Rilera of Santa Ana, Calif., who plays guitar in the Charles orchestra, said, 'Charles has a fantastic ear. It doesn't matter when or on what HOLD THE BLOW TORCH CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A time-scarred safe behind the counter of a grocery store carries this sign: "Notice to burglars: for your convenience, this safe is kept unlocked. There is nothing of value inside." Astrological * Forecast * . By CAKROLt BIGHTEB •o detennliu yow foxecatt, not* Paragraph opposite dates wblcb ibdudt Tonr blrtb date. SUNDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES; Only by a smile and living the Golden Rule do you sidestep an urge to have an inflated sense of your importance to act accordingly, so take time out to show those about that you are the one who realizes the need for consideration towards others. Cheering up those who are blue brings its own big rewards now. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) An ideal day for visiting with good friends and relations and talking over whatever is uppermost in your mind. Avoid arguments at home. Do nothing that will endanger your security. Live graciously, though. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Sitting down with others and helping them with the problematical affairs they cannot solve will result in your getting backing you need. Success begins with your telephone. Have more up past. and - go than in the GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) You can be witti fascinating companions today but be sure you don't keep reiterating where some financial matter is concerned. Forget anxieties and be very sociable. Much may be gained If you play your cards right. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Listening to the ideas of powerful Individuals is better than giving out with your own, which are apt to be somewhat impractical now. Be more concerned with the practical. Relegate the personal to the background, LEO (J u 1 y 22 to A u g. 21) Elevate your consciousness to more lofty ideai and Iduls (hat are expounded by successful, powerful individuals. Rid yourself of that limiting situation. You can start a new beginning now that is very favorable. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) A day for getting together with an expert and discussing important matters instead of going ahead with what an unscrupulous acquaintance has to suggest. Do that which is right and just. Have respect for the proven, standard. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Studying well what a clever associate wants you to do over a civic or public nature is wise, then you know exactly how to proceed, Later you can be very happy at dinner or some social function. Be enthusiastic although you may be tired. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Serving others as they deserve will now show your devotion, but steer clear of whatever is tempting but not good for you. Use wisdom you have already acquired. Avoid changes that are truly radical. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Doing whatever is pleasurable for others is fine, but don't be so concerned about some bill that is outstanding. Do something constructive about that. Use the finest talents you were born with. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Be sure you are loyal to kin who resent what an associate may be doing and may be interfering in your home life. Do not see this person today. You have to handle him, or her, very diplomatically later on, AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Delve into the philosophical or whatever requires mental, spiritual powers now. Put aside that work about Urn haw*, or whatever, and concentrate on the uplifting thoughts, ideas that appeal to you so much. Enrich i your soul. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) You have been so concerned witSi the small matters, details in ycur life that you should now concentrate on the big issues, if you want to be more successful. Get together with somebusiness man at leisure. Get advice ideas. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY he, or she, will be one of those very clever youngsters who has a great desire for the finest things early in but it is imperative you teach early ethics and good sportsmanship, otherwise the rights of others will be trampled upon in an endeavor to get what is wanted. Stress individuality here and the future can become most successful indeed. MONDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: Start the week right by getting into every single material matter facing you. Pay up what you owe and collect whatever is due to you and you find you are able to have a much more successful set of circumstances in effect for you in the days ahead. Show you are endowed with good practical sense. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) You now comprehend just how to increase your income and which persons in business to contact for such purpose. Follow your intuition and you know how to budget much better. Be sure you set up a reserve fund. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) You are highly magnetic today and others will extend favors very readily. Get your practical affairs operating very efficiently. You can enjoy recreational activities more than you have in the past, aim. GEMINI (May 31 to June 21) Any plans you are considering should be thought out minutely, so don't jump into things, act with haste. Be intelligent in making business arrangements Devote yourself to the romantic in the P.M. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Forget thi business side of your life today and get into whatever is of a social nature that can be very pleasurable. A new friendship can emerge that will be most worthwhile. Be charming, a good con- versationadist. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Powerful individuals can now be impressed by little things you do that they like in the active world of business, etc. Become more popular. Be willing to get into civic work that improves conditions appreciably. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) You are more aware of what should be done so that you have greater success, so carry through with it immediately. Contact one at a distance for the support you want. Use the fastest method. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You are inclined to do whatever will give you pleasure to one you like and should do so without thinking about it twice. Then carry through rith discharging some obligation that is lo n g past due. Be charming about it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) It is up to you to think up plan that will bring greater success to you and associates. Then there Is every chance to be off to some form of pleasure that you like. Be with good buddies. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Go ahead with whatever you feel is real service to others and can benefit them monetarily or otherwise. Show you are a good friend, a good Samaritan. Health treatments are necessary right now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Taking the treatments that bring out your charm is fine so that you can become more happy in the near future. Show attachment you are indeed fond and true rapport occurs. Don't be so belligerent. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Thinking over whatever will make your present position more structually sound is wise and you then have better rapport with others. Assist family rith any problems they may tave. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) H you Moptrata with i»a* VMnamtn Invasion Unlikely Fear of Chinese Intervention Cut ated. This has necessitated the dispatch of Chinese troops to its sputtering 4,000 - mile border with the Soviet Union. — The internal Chinese upheaval, which has brought large areas of the world's most populated nation to the thin edge of insurrection. This has also called troops from their normal stations to impose tranquility on provinces beset by thundering violence. On top of these two setbacks for China's foreign ambitions, is a third: The American presence in strength in neighboring Vietnam and Thailand has bitterly divided the Chinese high command into hawks and doves. The hawks, Mao Tse-tung and Defense Minister in Piao, as part of their "continuing revolution," have been advocating deeper Chinese involvement in Vietnam, despite all their current difficulties. The doves, more than half the leading generals, fear that deeper involvemnt would man war with America. These generals insist that the army is in no position, what with its internal obligations, to chance even a limited conflict at this time with the United States. The doves also point out that the awesome might of American bombings has destroyed inside Vietnam vast amounts of irreplaceable Chinese heavy engineering and military equipment. They also remind Mao and Lin that in the last six years the army has been badly crippled by the cutoff of Soviet military assistance, particular- gear that Chinese industry cannot replace. (Retired Marine Corps Gen. Samuel Griffith, considered in the Pentagon our leading expert on the Chinese army, says: "Since the Soviet break, China has been deprived of essential military hardware' and even ragged garments and soles of minor necessities. An army campaign to preserve fuel, gas, coal and electric power and materials of all kinds — including ragged garments and soles of shoes — has been applied across the boards.") In Moscow I spoke about China's weakened position to Western diplomats, Russians, North Vietnamese and representatives of the Viet Cong and they all offered this opinion: "The Americans are pressing the war against Hanoi with fresh vigor because the Chinese threat, for the moment at least, has to a large extent diminished." To find troops to station on the Russian border — and. to use as police — the Chinese high command has also reduced the concentration around Amoy, which is in shelling distance of those long - contested Nationalist islands, Quemoy and Matsu. In fact, garrisons have been stripped all along the coast facing Formosa. One Russian, who thinks poorly of all Chinese, Communist or Nationalist, told me: "Certainly the Americans must now know, once and for all, that Chiang Kai shek is a fake. Here is his first real opportunity to invade the mainland and what does he do? He sits in Taipei, fat and comfortable, hiding behind your Seventh Fleet." It is strange that Mao and Lin, willing to gamble all of China to punish the Americans in Vietnam, are also China's leading Russian hatert. Mao began hating Run la when Soviet military advisen influenced Peking to remove him as commander of the Chinese Expeditionary Force during the Korean war. Lin, known as "The Butcher of Korea" for atrocities he condoned, did well with a sneak attack in the winter of 1950, the winter of our defeat. But by spring Lin had overstretched his supply lines and the Americans hurled the Chinese back, inflicting incredible casualties. Lin was, for some years .after his ignominious recall, a nonperson in Peking. Then, who the Sino-Soviet feud began exploding, when the Soviet military advisers were sent packing Lin was returned to a position of command. Two years ago Mao selected Lin to be. his successor. Today Lin plays Robin, the Boy Wonder, to Mao's Batman. Together the '• d a s h i n g dua make war with words and threats against a unique combination, the United States and the Soviet Union. Down Boy WASHINGTON (AP) Ca'•"" Hnr^smen Zero I makes na distinction between good anil bad rustlers, a Washington patrolman learned the hard way. Police Pvt. Billiard Brown was making a routine patrol through some bushes Thursday when Zero — also on patrol nearby — heard file bushes rustle. Unleashed by his police keeper, Zero I sank his fangs intl Brown's right leg. Don't let a too-small education put the squeeze on you. A too-small education can really cramp your style. Box you in. Squeeze you into a too-small job... and keep you there permanently. Don't let it happen. Make sure you get an education that's big enough to fit you for Me. It's really the smart thing to do. Because, to get any kind of a good job today, you need a good education. It's the first tiling most em- ployers aslc for. It's your passport to a good job, with good pay and a comfortably large future. So if you're in school now... stay there! Learn all you can for as long as you can, If you're out of tchool, you can still get plenty of valuable training outside the classroom. For details, see the Youth Counselor at your State Employment Service. Or visit a Youth Opportunity Center. To get a good job, get a good education * > f«Mk sana m coopnatioB with ite Adveitia* Ctwicil. Blytheville Courier News

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