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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 13, 1967
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Flying on a Wing and a Prayer Best of Everything None Too Good B y ROBERT COCHNAR |fcrs "21" Club - prepared crul- Newspaper Enterprise Assn. "••"• NEW YORK - (NBA) - Says American's Patricia Montgomery: "™*«> aren t Braniff hostesses and ,.-.-- . the planes pink, green, yellow jail and blue, made another sigm-|tnr ficant contribution to the mdus- as try several months ago He banned peas and Swiss steak from all Braniff flights- He said, with some justification, that airborne meals "were as tasty and appetizing as those on a hospital tray." Lawrence Braniff's president, a'~ plained why. "If there are reasons also ex- ^ stem from the concentration of running an airline on time, try- ine to handle up to 46 pas- hospi ai, WOT smoothly for each flight sleeping Bcugt-i j .,• c T at lire m-nti. ^«n"«-v..j —- minal and during flight, is really the only way to establish our identity. Our people try to make passengers feel welcome and to give them the best possible help and assistance. That includes meals. We keep trying." Whether passengers genuinely t h e y '• appreciate all this super-ser- in the last 20 minutes before departure time, and serving 8000 meals a day. It tends to lead to mediocrity in food service, a sameness and a routine that has to be dull and uninteresting to air travelers. The pity of it all - It doesn't have to be." So Braniff began to serve such haute crusine tidbits as duck a 1'orange, Peruvian ce- vice aboard is another matter. "It's getting to be kile a flying hospital, with food instead of i sleeping pills," one businessman grumbled. "Why in hell da those girls wake me at midnight for a four-course snack particularly after they fed me seven - course dinner at 8 m.?" And despite this "we aim to please" concept regarding food, so many dishes, regardless of the airline, taste disagreeably the same. "Sure," says a veteran traveler, "they jazz things us with good crystal and silver, linen napkins and hot towels and finger bowls but, basically, all you're getting is a big-deal TV dinner." The airlines, of course, disagree. TWA, for example, recently opened a huge flight kitchen at New York's Kennedy Airport where a well-timed assembly line gets the food par- ially ready, not frozen, for a quick final cooking aboard. 'Our steaks come rare, medium and well-done," an execu- ive points out. Hostesses are also grumbling. One bright - eyed gal, gaily dressed in a high-fashion uniform, pouts, "If I wanted to be a waitress, I'd have stayed on the ground. You at least get tips there." The stewardesses do seem to devote much of their time to food service. There's usually a gal in the Prayer: 'A Foreign Land . . _, 11 , Hn «rto intercession for etheJii biche, conchitas, largaritas, rice colonia, chocolate mousse, cappuccino and an array of Chilean and French wines. Braniff is not the only carrier seeing to attract new business by offering mouth-watering, calorie - laden delicacies. Practically every airline worthy of the name also calls itself a flying five-star restaurant. "Back in the early days," explains Joseph Clay, Trans World Airlines' vice president for passenger service, "the industry was given a choice. We could have gone the railroad route without frills or extra service or we could have followed the cruise ships witti all the whipped cream. Well, you know •what we did and now we're in the catering business." * * * So National's stewardesses, garbed in Oleg Cassini crea-. __.. . tions roll out Caribbean shrimp '.washroom - sized galley get- filet mignon, rock Cornish'ting things ready while her game hen, fruits, cheese, wines I aides dash down ftie aisles with and liquor. Delta's gals serve trays. FREDERICK HAVERLY, director of food and beverage See for American Airlines, .settles back in a passen- ecr seat in the test kitchen while planning ways to make life easier for hungry travelers. AlleaTMessage By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer A refugee child, placed in an American foster home, had her first experience with prayer. As the story goes, she described the family devotions as "talking o someone who isn't there." Obviously, it seemed to her a trange procedure, and even among the religiously versed, here have been recurring ques- ions about the ways and wor- ings of prayer. "Teach us to pray," the apostles asked Jesus in the leginnings of Christianity. And believers ever since have approached the discipline of jersonal prayer variously — in confidence or uncertainty, in regularity or hardly at all, as an intimate compass to life, or a mere external formality. Nowdays "prayer for many is like a foreign land," says the Rev. R. Robert McAfee Brown, a Presbyterian theologian. "When we go there, we go as tourists. Like most tourists, we feel uncomfortable and out of place." * * * Catholic philosopher Michae Novak, writing in the weekly, regard to prayer. They "think that prayer means asking for things, for .good weather, to find lost ob- jjects, to obtain peace of mind, to make an important sale. The mode is 'gimme'. The implicit world view is magical." But as he and many Christian scholars emphasize, prayer basically involves an attitude of responsiveness to God, of concentration on openness to His will, whatever it may be, which what a person needs, even though he doesn't now it. "Prayer is response to God," says the Rev. Dr. John B. Coburn, dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Mass. It is all right, he says, "to begin by asking God to help us in any way we see fit," but in genuinely receptive prayer, "we end by asking God to help us as He sees fit, and to meet our needs, not as we see them, but as He sees them." That was the example set by the Virgin Mary at the annunciation, "Thy will be done," and by Christ before His crucifixion, "Not My will, but Thine, be done." ends," writes noted Protes- husband was scholars have often pictured the totality of living, and sensitivity to it, as a continuous prayer, or effort to attune oneself to full reality. "Pray without ceasing," St. Paul advised. As Martin Luther, the IMh Century Protestant reformer put it, "Faith is nothing but pure prayer.' 1 Catholic Novak says that for the adult Christian, prayer is "fundamentally an orientation of the will" in search for reconciliation with the "real world' of dynamic change in which God's will is an unknown "X". It is, he adds, an "attitude o) radical openness" to that ever unfolding reality. "The effect of prayer Is no! that it binds God to something,' he adds. "God is not our servan boy, to be summoned and given orders. The effect of prayer is to change ourselves. "It is to make us more aler to the subtle nuances of human relations, to the actual course o daily events around us, to thf possibilities for creativity am brotherhood to which we migh have been blind. * * * "The reason for praying is t become more realistic, mor open, more discerning. Reality makes many demands upon us the purpose of prayer is to ope votions. but themessageese people are: likethat young was clear. To Elizabeth Savage it was • the finest tribute ever paid her husband, an Army ser- soldier, they are good people. Wonderful people." Novak says that one of the i Prayer, he adds, should not be troubles Is that many Christians! for "trivial ends" but for m- "have scarcely progressed be-;tegrity, courage, wisdom. .'.. „ . .t 11 . _ _i»» i_ mi_.. n .,sTU *IIA fifiac nniirpn live." Chateubriand, veal scallopine, breast of chicken, cordon bleu. On TWA's Royal Ambassador flights, the captive guest may Indulge in Pacific lobster cardinal, double - cut lamb chops, crab imperial and assorted wines and desserts. Eastern grabs the taste buds with food prepared by. Chicago's Pump Room, and New York's superb "It used to be," says a veteran hostess, "coffee, tea or milk? Now it's red wine, white wine or champagne? Where how, when will it end?" It will never end. It can't "Yes, I guess we've spoiled oui passengers," a United spokesman says. "They expect jus about everything, so how can we back off without appearing Voisin Restaurant. American of- cheap?" AIR TRAVEL TODAY Barnyard Highball Crocks Fiesty Cocks geant in Vietnam. The letter was dated "Long- Khanh, April 22-1967." It read: "Mrs SAVAGE, "I present me, my name is Le- VAN BEN, the young friend of Mr. SAVAGE. I am Vietnamese soldier of 2nd grade and your husband works in the MACV of my 1st battalion. 'Mr SAVAGE is a good man so as many others Ameicans. When I was 7 years old, my country was in war and now it continues. Many people was dead and many family was lost their chief. The Vietnamese people was Very poor, miserable by its. But now, beside us we had good American friends. They came in my country and struggle for the liberty, the freedom and the republic of the Viet-Nam. They was far from their country, their family. I thank them very much because they had good heart. "Mrs. Savage, you husband told often with me that he remembers you, your daughter and your son. I have no thing or present to you and your hild, but 1 wish you the happiness and the heath (healt) and I hope the war will soon end and your husband shall go back to lis country fo rseeing you and lis dear family. "Mr Savage's Vietnamese 'riend "Le VAN BEM." Sgt. William E. Savage, 37, serving as an American adviser to the South Vietnamese troops at Bien Hoa, north of Saigon. He had told his wife the letter was New Of Men In Service Airman Franklin D. Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Peterson of Hayti, has been selected for training at Chanute AFB, 111., as an aircraft equipment repairman. He is a 1965 graduate of Hayti High School and is married to the lormer Breda Hickman of Hayti. By FRANK CAREY AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A scientist reported today that a single shot of alcohol Induced charming, motherly behavior in some scrappy roosters who ordinarily are rough on baby chicks. And they got slightly drunk in the process. But the researcher offered no views on whether an occasional barnyard highball would Inspire roosters to help out with the baby-sitting on a permanent basis. Dr. Joseph K. Kovach of the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kan., said only that the experiment demonstrated that' on the .rare occasions when a rooster • shows motherly instincts, it has nothing directly t» do with his Internal hormones. Kovach described in the technical journal Science Now five white Leghorn cocks who were t» four days more. In contrast, the dry roosters 'showed avoidance and aggressive behavior only. They allowed the chicks to die of exposure, and three of them actively killed their chicks," said Kovach. He effered no report on whether any of the alcoholic roosters had hangovers. ad the habits of childhood There are various types of , B - «: B ii W , ,*™ias*, ..— Prayer - adoration of God in! Through the ages, church I thanksgiving, confession ot wrongs, intercession tor _ etition for guidance, and ill ol hem intertwine to seme extent n most prayers. Dr. Coburn, in a book, Pray- r and Personal Religion," of- ers some specific suggestions or developing a mature person!l prayer life. Most of the prac- ical methods als» have been commended by other Christian! n history. * * * Among them: Pray each day at the same ime. Have a regular place of prayer. The posture you assume, standing, kneeling, sitting, «r lying down, makes no difference, except as it aids your own concentration. Prepare for prayer with a brief period of devotional reading. Pray as long as you need er want to — no longer. Pray whether you "feel like it" or not. The Rev. Dr. Daniel D. Williams of Union Theological Seminary, says that in prayer, "God himself ventures with us into a future where His decisions take account of our actions. "It is not a question that prayer will change God's mind or His intention. That is surely a naive view of the matter. Rather it is the discovery in prayer that the soul and God are joined in personal freedom and Gol has given us the dignity of dec* Library Memorials In memory of Mrs. Mildred Ramey — "The Reader's En- cyclopaedia," Mrs. C. W. Ramey; "Fifty Great Ghost Stor- In memory of Lieut. Rick Taylor — "Cadet Gray," Mr. and Mrs. Graham Partlovv. 80 Attend About 80 students from Gosnell and Harrison High Schools attended the May 9 presentation of the opera, "Turandot," in Memphis. The Metropolitan Opera Company delivered the presentation. coming, but it still took her by surprise. "It was so beautifully humble," Mrs. Savage said. "My husband told me these were good people, but it was a much more beautiful letter than I expected." "I read it and then I read it again and then again and again. It was the nicest thing that ever happened to me," she said. In More Games Up to the start of the 1966 season, Lou Groza, placekicker for the Cleveland Browns football team, had played in more NFL games than any other player — 188. Largest Crabs World's largest crabs are the giant spider crabs of Japan. They are often 18 inches in width across the body, and many measure 12 feet from tip to tip of the eutstretched claws. You almost finished school? (Congratulations! Now you can almost get a good paying job.) Beware Twiggy! By EDDY GHAfORE i Twiggy, 17, veteran of one,come from a simple looing LONDON (AP) — This old 'year in the London fashion busi-[through of old prints and old city's young designers-trend--ness, is earning as much as $225 fashion plates." world are showing signs of designing themselves off the fashion map. They've earned millions for Britain's vital overseas trade, as well as a lot for themselves, one authority on , .... , each treated to a single dose of ™ «* * u h °nty °" « ' • 33 per cent grain alcohol. Bonding if the teen-age bubble The birds all showed lomei 1 ' about <° bul f- He j s .? f° r minor motor coordination dis- of SavHe Row's authontative an hour. She and Kathy McGowan, 24, a verteran of more than three years In show are cresting a high wave of popularity and financial success. Some others who once rode high are showing signs of distress in the choppy seas of mod fashions. turbances — a polite phrase for wobbly walking — even before they got down to the business ut hand, he said. Five other roosters were giv- magazine, the Tailor and Cutter. "Are teen-age designers' ideas becoming stultified by the inbreeding which results from their feeding upon one another en similar portions of pure tap their feeding upon one another water, [rather than upon the wider ex- Then both groups — boozers iperiences offered by adaptation , ,.-,_!-,— — O f 0 |,| er m( | foreign designers', and teetotalers — were confronted with batches of newly hatched White Rock chicks. All the alcohol-treated roosters protectively seltercd their he asks. "Designers at the teen-age market, level seem incapable of prtducing much which does not chicks throughout the first;derive its impact from a sim night, and nearly all maintained jple nose-thumbing at conven- iheir maternal behaviour for up |tion," he says. Among all of the youthful designers, one seems destined to keep going for a long time. She is Mary Quant, a truly original style thiner. 'Her clothes, while ultramod, are practial and pretty. One youthful designer, emerged via a dark backroom on Canraby Street to & glass and chrome emporium in London's stylish West End, is in financial trouble. Gossip says others are too. Several recent fashion shows by adolescent creators of London fashion looked very much like one another, and for originality, only harked back to the past. "We've had teen-age Edwardian looks, teen-age Regency aRc 110 looks," says Taylor. "The inspiration teems to have Swinging London began gyrating on Carnaby Street, but who! the center of its gravity appears to have shifted to the old King's Road in once Bohemian Chelia. Dozens of boutiques, which have mushroomed from the elegance of Slane Square at one end of King's Road to the tattler environs of Fulham, are doing a tremendous cash business. Real estat along th road has sky rocketed. The world is fuD of people who tlmost made it. You could be one of them if you start work with i too-small education. In today's job market, if you haven't got a good education ... you haven't got what it takes to compete for the good-paying jobs. Today, to get a good job, you need a good education. No two ways about it. A good education qualifies you for a better job to start with. A bet- To get a good job, get a good education i H . public Mtvi« 111 oocfwriHoi wtti Tb4 AdvMtMbf CWM*^ ter salary, too. And a future that keeps on paying off year after year. So if you're in school now... stay there! Learn all you can for as long as you can. If you're out of school, there are plenty of ways to get valuable training outside the classroom. For details, get in touch with the Youth Counselor at your State Employment Service. Or visit a Youth Opportunity Center. The North African zebra was among the wild animals exhibited in Rome's ancient amphiteat- en. It wai called • hlppotigrU. Blytheville Courier News

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