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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 7

Pampa, Texas
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Tuesday, June 27, 1972
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Don't bury parental love until it's too late By Abigail Van Boron DEAR ABBY: My father wrote to yw at , Mid jwi put hto tetter in yov ootanB. [You H twice on request] My father had it framed and whn we tang)* Mm tare last year to fiw with w, he carried H in Us hands for tew ft might get damiffri or tat Whn he heart that hfe letter had been franed and tang in the dupel of a cemetery, he said. "What a pity it wffl be seen only by tboae for whom it is too late. It wooU acompfeh more potted on a boffetin board ia a high Aftby, he made me promise that after he dfed I wtwftd write and ask you to run it once more. Be ded one week ago today [at 72], so I hope you wffl print it once more ia memory of my beloved father. Here it is: "DEAR ABBY: I am the moat heartbroken person in the world. I couM always find the time to go every rtiert else, bat never time to go visit Mom and Dad. Ttey sat at home atone and loving me joat *e same, R's too late now to ghe them those few boors of haapineas I was too seffioh and too busy to give. Now when I go to their graves and see the green grass above (hem, I wonder if God win ever forgive me for the heartaches I mast have cawed them when they were alive. I pray to God that those who stH have their parents to visit, do so, and show their tore and respect white there is stfll time, for it's later thae yon TOO LATE- DEAR ABBY: White my wife and I were at the manes last evening, a middle-aged woman sitting not to my wife spilled some popcorn on my wife's new soede coat The hotter stains were immediately visible, I called it to the lady's attention, and aQ she said vac, "Oh, Fm so sorry." I then whispered to my wife that it would cost about 0 to have her coat cleaned and I was going to suggest to the lady that she should pay for the cleaning. My wife told me not to make a scene, so I kept my mouth shut We left the theater and that was that Abby, would I have been out of line to have asked the lady to pay for having my wife's coat cleaned? BEFUDDLED DEAR BEFUDDLED: N*. Aad you wwtdm't have art *f Bae kad yo« asked Ike theater manage? t* ••• for Ike deaaiag. [TWs Is a aew way to "fcatter ap" ewt*»- DEAR ABBY: If you can stand just one more letter about whether to share prize recipes, here it is: I have a nan*tr of excellent recipes, and I have always given them to anyone who asked for them. Like you, my philosophy was; ".Do I enjoy something less because someone else enjoys it, too?" --,My generosity paid off when I lost one of my favorite recipes. [It was Spanish rice with about 16 ingredients.] I amply telephoned a friend to whom I had given it, and she gave it back to me. Now, where would I have been if I had refused to share my best recipes? HELEN DEAR HELEN: O«t of lack! G*ad far yau. I'm «are •any atken [mehwlag thU writer] have kad Ike Meatkal experieace. DEAR ABBY: Sorry to inform you that your husband is not the world's best salesman. My ex-husband is. He sold my former best friend on the ktea that he would make a better husband than her own. I expect any day to hear mat he has been called up before the Better Business Bureau for false advertising. GOOD RIDDANCE Ftehleatt? Trast Akky. Far a persaul reply, «*« «• AMY, BOX aim. L. A.. CAUF. MM art eadeae a Hate to write letters? Seal II to Cal. MM. far Akby's kaakkt, far AH Oee Haw to Write Let- WIN AT BRIDGE Finesse Refusal Keys Game tint pamBui WHIIJ ?m»» Women's Page PAMPA. TEXAS Wth YEAR T«**d»y. JttwJTlin Your Horoscope SHELLEY COVALT DEBRA HICKMAN VICKIYOUNGBLOOD CYNDIKOETTING GAIL SIMON LISA WATSON BRENDACOX DANA ROGERS Babe Ruth Queen Contest npiultine Set For Fridau The Babe Ruth Baseball Queen Contest is in its final week, with the deadline set at midnight Friday. Mrs. Lloyd Summers, contest chairman, announced today. The event is being sponsored by the Pampa OpU-Mrs. Club. At the beginning of the season, each Babe Ruth team elected a queen, with the title of all-star queen to go to the queen of the team that raises the most money, all of which goes to the Optimist baseball program. The winner will receive a $60 savings bond, and the runner-up a $25 savings bond during crowning ceremonies next week. Pampa's all star queen will go with her team as far as it goes in district, bi-districf, regional, state and national competition, and will compete with queens of other communities for additional honors. In the past. Pampa has had three girls reign as state queens. Team mothers were chosen to be in charge of the fund-raising activities. Special emphasis was placed this year on membership in the Pampa Optimist Booster Club. Bake sales and rummage sates have been held as well as desplay boards in various business featuring a jar beside each queen's picture, with a penny counting as one vote. Babe Ruth Queens vying for the all-star title are Cyndi Koetting. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Koetting. Ideal Food Store team, with Mrs. Jack Lowe as team mother; Brenda Cox. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cox, John's Inc. team, with Mrs. Leon Taylor and Mrs. Ray Hudson as team mothers; Gail Lynn Simon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Simon. First National Bank team, with Mrs. Tuple Lowe as team mother; Lisa Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson. Cree team, with Mrs. Jim Leverick as team mother. And Shelley Covalt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Covalt. Pampa Hardware team, with Mrs. Bob Thrasher and Mrs. Don Klepper as team mothers; Debra Hickman. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hickman, Grant Supply team, with Mrs. Don Hickman as team mother; Dana Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Rogers Jr.. Pampa Lumber Company team, with Mrs. Lee Frasier as team mother; Vicki Youngblood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Youngblood. Pampa Lions Club team, with Mrs. LeRoy Morris as team mother. •r/ WEDNESDAY. JUNE 28 YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: Following a period of experiment and search, you settle to a busy and many-sided mixture of career, social, and personal interests. Your skills find a better market. Keep ahead of fast-breaking developments. Today's natives have lively imaginations, ability in advertising or promotion. Aries I Mart* 21-April ll|: Either you get right to the point and act on it or you waste the day in circular debates. Afternoon hours straighten out. Taurus (April It-May M|: There may be an extra reason for obstinate behavior. Think about your own reluctance. A pause in the morning hurts nothing, may help later. Gemini (May 21-Junt »|: You really need advice and consent of all teammates. Ask questions, listen, let them resolve their doubts in the telling. Cancer Unn« 21-Jnly 221: Try to remember that nuisances are temporary, particularly if you can avoid making issues of them. Some resistance is inevitable. L*o [July 23-Aug. 22): Save your pride by evading a direct confrontation. Even where you are right, it doesn't help to compete openly at the present. Virgo I.Xag. !*8*»t M|: Words fly. some of them harsh. You'll be well off in realiiing they're outside your proper experience, and disregarding personalities. Libra I Sept 23-Oct J2|: There are puntes to solve this morning, and you may be distracted in your work until you get things clear. Celebrate in the evening. Scorpio | Oct. 23-Nov. 211: Travel, quick deals are not specially favored, traditional routine is. in contrast to usual modern conditions. Find time for study. Sagarins |Nov. 22-Dec. 211: Reserve judgment on what you hear, and keep agreements tentative. When you know the entire story you will understand. Capricorn I Dec. 22-Jaa. 19): Any squabble today bears the seeds of possible final quarrels, so keep the peace. You can have the better conditions if you want. Aquarius (Jan. »-Feb. IS]: Be sure it's not the beam in your own eye instead of the mote in the other fellow's before you start. Technical advise is favored. Pisces I Feb. 19-March Ml: The fine shades of meaning make the difference. Remarks are taken seriously, ever; when you're just rambling along or joking. KROEHLER African Violet Society Has Talk On Pollution SORTH * 10972 K9 4AQJ95 WEST 4K6 V863 • 8754 47642 EAST (D) 45 V Q J 10 7 4 2 • AQJ6 4K3 West SOUTH 4AQJ843 VK9 • 1032 4108 Both vulnerable North East South IV 14 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— By Oswald & James Jacoby The Professor won the heart lead with his king and proceeded to lay down the ace of spades. Then he led the ten of clubs and let it ride. East won with the king. He thought for a while before leading another heart. This play turned out to be a mild mistake because the Professor proceeded to run off all dummy's clubs to discard all his three diamonds and make an overt rick. Of course, West trumped the last club but he had to trump it with the king. "Golly," said the student. "How 4»d you know not to take the trump finesse?" "I didn't know anything al all about it. As a matter of fact I thought that my failure to take it was going to cost me some tricks. The odds certainly favored East having the king of spades as part of his opening bid. However, I put temptation aside and played to make my contract. Give East the king of spades and there was no way 1 could be set. "Now look at the actual layout. If I had finessed the spade West would win and lead a diamond to give the defense four tricks." "Of course!" said the student. "One more question. Why did you win the first trick in your own hand?" "To avoid temptation," replied the Professor. "1 like to finesse and wanted to be in my own hand so I couldn't." £NTIRP*ISt ASSN.) The bidding has been: West North East South Pass 14 24 34 "Pollution And You" was the program topic presented by Mrs. Holly Gray at the dinner meeting of the Pampa African Violet Society. "Man has lost the real, rich things of nature and replaced them with his own imitations." she told the women. "Now he is paying for it with polluted air and water, cancer, emphysema and the like." She explained African violet growers are guilty of "sins against nature" by using synthetic soils, fertilizers and pesticides, adding that the tiny environment of a potted plant is part of the "total environment.'' "We can lessen this crime against nature by practicing organic growing and gardening, using chemicals only in extreme cases," she pointed out. "More and more gardeners and flower growers are using conpost heaps and nature's way of growing." Mrs. Gray said plants are "great purifiers," providing food, shelter, clothing and "lovely landscapes," as well as the "breath of life" since they give off oxygen which man breathes in and in turn, use carbon dioxide, which man breathes out. She explained moving air masses help distribute oxygen throughout the world. "Where trees and vegetation cover the land, their leaves absorb and filter out large amounts of soot, dust and other particles floating in the air," she told the women. "They also trap many of our gaseous air pollutants, which is one of the reasons for preserving greenbelts in cities and towns." Mrs. Charles Glisson was hostess for the dinner. The serving table was decorated with an African violet centerpiece and gold tapers in candelabra. Place favors were hand-painted items made by Mrs. Glisson's daughter. Mrs. Tom Loving of Dallas. Mrs. Gray, president, led the business session. "Timely Tips," given by Mrs. Glisson, included keeping plants clean by rinsing at the kitchen sink or cleaning with a soft-bristled brush, cotton-tipped stick or pipe cleaner. She reported Actress Ruth Bussi keeps her African violets in the bathroom, spray misting them regularly. Next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. at Furr's Cafeteria. Those present were Mmes. Evan Jones, V.N. Osborn, Charles Glisson, Holly Gray, Norman Walberg and Lee Moore. Mrs. Ruby Main of Stephenville was a guest. Long Shorts Shorts come in all lengths for spring—from last year's HotPants, to this year's Bermuda-length shorts, and every length in-between. Also look for the 1950s influence in fashion, with the return of pedal pushers. What next, Capri pants? 1 y Pass Pass 3 4 Pass 4 4 P ass You, South, hold: 4AK654 VA2 *J 4AK654 What do you do now? A— Pass. We hate to stop, but a further bid might find us in real trouble. TODAY'S QUESTION Instead of passing, your partner has bid two clubs over the one-heart overcall. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow GOOD FOOP TO GO at Low Prices Burg*rs-40 c Cht«s« Burg«rs-50 c Fri«( and Tot$-29 c Malts and Shak«c-38' Ready To Go •into l*an*, Col* Slaw, Potato* Salad, Cold Sandwich** S&J MART 669-3661 RADE IN SALE UP TO s 130.00 FOR YOUR SOFA, *40.00 FOR CHAIR REGULAR PRICE SOFAS PRICE WITH TRADE COLONIAL SOFA IN NYLON FLORAL REG »329.50 NOW '249.50 COLONIAL SOFA IN DARK GOLD PRINT REG '329.50 NOW '249.50 COLONIAL SOFA IN GREEN HERCULON REG '329.50 NOW '249.50 COLONIAL SOFA IN BEIGE FLORAL REG '369.50 NOW '269.50 COLONIAL WING BACK SOFA, RUST TWEED REG '319.50 NOW '239.50 COLONIAL FIGURED NYLON SOFA REG '359.50 NOW '269.50 SPANISH SOFA, RED/GOLD VELVET REG '439.50 NOW '329.50 TRADITIONAL GOLD VELVET SOFA REG '459.50 NOW '329.50 CHAIRS REGULAR TRADE PRICE PRICE GOLD NYLON WING CHAIR .... REG '129.50 '89.50 GOLD PRINT LOUNGE CHAIR REG '99.50 '69.50 BEIGE/GOLD NYLON ROCKER REG '169.50 '129.50 CONVENIENT MONTHLY PAYMENTS PAYMENTS ON SOFAS FROM* 13.00 PER MONTH WCOIVONATEO

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