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February 4, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

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lOttHWIST ARKANSAS TIMIS, Ariumm, M»nd«y, fafcrawy 4, lf» Bj HAL BOTLT, New York-W-Cross-scction of · man's mind waiting for a bus: Look" at all the people on the itr«t tonight . . . Boy, 1 bet if a mad dog ran up right now you'd see them'scatter . . . I'd'scatter tu . . . But it,I had a cane I wouldn't . . . With a cane a fellow is pretty safe against attacks by mad dogs . . - V/hy did men ever let thcm- scjves be jeered out of the habit of carrying canes anyway? . . . I'd carry one if everybody else did-A thorn cane, with a big knobby end . . . Cane feels good . . . A man never knows what ti do with his hands when he's walking . . . With a cane in your hand you're two inches taller . . . What if a mad dog jumped me right this minute? . . . Why, I'd be helpless . . . You think the cops would help you? . . . Not them . . . They're too busy writing out traffic tickets . . . They'd probably arrest you for obstructing the dog's path . . . Well, what could 1 do--climb this "bus stop" sign? . . . Hmmm, it's only about four feet high . . . · That dog would bite me sure . . . · Oh, well, what's a Slight case of rabies today? . . . If a guy had it and didn't tell his friends, they'd never even notice it . . .That's how crazy the world is now . . . £ut if you get cirrhosis of the liver, the word, gets around fight away . . . I never knew anybody that had secret cirrhosis . . . And yet that's easier to hide than varicose veins . . . Varicose veins? . . . That's what I'm getting waiting for this darned "bus . . . I'll bet all the buses arc parked at the end of the line and the drivers are playing penrjyante poker . . . You never catch a bua driver with varicose veins . . . Kidney trouble? . . . Yes ... "We, get it from jouncing over holes in the street the mayor is too busy to fix." a driver told rne once . . . He said they took a kidney stone out of him as big as a" hen egg . . . When 1'didn't believe him. he took it out of his pocket and showed me ... It was only about as big as a pigeon egg ... Never trust, a bus driver . . .· | I guess it's barbers that gel the j most varicose veins . . . From standing on their feet so long, they say ... 1 asked one why didn't they invent a revolving chair so ihcy could circle around a customer while sitting down in comfort . . . Didn't impress him at all . . . That'; a barber for you-rather talk about his troubles than think out a way to cure'them . . . Lot of people that way .. . Where's that bus? Now what's that darne giving me the frozen dye for? . . . Well, how d'ya like that? . . . Here 1 am just peacefully waiting for my bus and she walks over and stands still right where I happen to be looking . . . And right away she jumps to the conclusion I arri staring at her . . . What a nerve . . . I wouldn't look at her twice if she swain past here in a cellophane nightgown . . . What a frizzle-puss she is anyway . . . If Kip Van Winkle saw her, he'd go right back to sleep again .. Funny thing about women--they never get mad if you itare while they're tryinR to hold down their skirts in a high wind . . . They just giggle then, evcyi if they're 80 ... It's the weather, 1 guess . . . The weather affects people in lots of ways . .. Cops say married people and barroom drunks always fight more often during a full moon . . . The weather gets animals, too ... I know a fellow who said his dog always cried when it thundered . . . But cats arc braver . . . 1 never heard of a cat that was afraid even of lightning . . . People used to say thunderstorms turned milk sour . . . V/oll. that's a cheap way to make yogurt . . . Oh, here comes that darned bus . . . "Well, driver, where have you been--abroad?" "Okay, wise guy. Save t h o s e f u n n y remarks for your wife. You pay her to listen. All you pay me f c . is to drive you home." Dear Miss Dix: I an! a girl 22, ·net have been married for 19 months to a man a year younger than I. He is very childish and doesn't like to be corrected even when I. tell him some of our friends' have commented on his ...·f fit childishness. He can't save money and is always broke a few days after payday, ] work to buy our clothe:; and extras for the house, and lie is continually borrowing from me. It's useless to .try to get ahead. If I refuse him the money, there's a fuss about it. I have had to do everything for him since we were married--as his mother and- father did before. Also, he is a great tease though he knows 1 am annoyed whon he keeps it up* too long. If i show my nnnoyancc, it leads to more trouble. Twice he has thrown all the dishes from the table to the floor, breaking them all. I suggested that we try a separation for a while and he agreed, but we hiivcn't done it yet. If he were on his own for a while lie might learn the value of money and how to take care of himself JOSEPHINE Answer: Young people often regard me as an old fuddy-duddy because I so vehemently crusade against teen-age marriages. Yet I know that practically no boy (and few girls) in his teens can grasp the concept of matrimonial responsibilities and obligations. Marriage is not a lark, as so many young people think, but a serious business to be undertaken by those who arc fully aware of its seriousness. Your husband, Josephine, was a firsl-olass example of a teen-age youth who most certainly was not fit to be a hi'sbahd. Can you honestly .say that you had no inkling of his immaturity when you married him? Did you seriously believe that a clcrkyman's blessing would transform him into a capable husband ? You arc at present fighting a losing battle. With his mother ever on the alert to perform whatever tasks you omit, he has absolutely no chance of growing up. His carelessness in regard to money, his peevishness at you for criticizing him, all point fo childishness that isn't likely to be outgrown for a long time--if ever. I'm afraid you're married to Peter Pan who absolutely will refuse to escape from the comfortable, irresponsible stage of childhood. The fact that you arc working to provide him with all the comforts of life will tend to delay any possibility of his acquiring any sense of duty. The trial separation you suggest would be no good for your husband, though it might help you a lot. The only thing that could help him would be for you both to move away from close proximity of his parents, and for you to give up your job, thereby shifting I h e financial responsibility of the family to his supposedly masculine shoulders. If you continue doing everything for him, including the major portion of Ihc wage-earning, no miracle will accomplish his mental coming-of- agc Dear Miss Dix. .1 am a girl of 22, and have had an a f f a i r with a man my own age. Now I'm going steady with a fellow of 24. I know he loves me and is going to propose. However, I'm afraid to fell him what I have done. I know I will make him a fine wife. Should I tell? RUBY S. Answer. You make a mistake, are sorry for it, and I can see no point in carrying it over into your marriage. Your husband may bi very understanding and forgiving but your past conduct is likely to be brought up every time you have an argument. It probably wouk ease your conscience to tell him but that satisfaction will have to be denied as part of your penance. BEFORE YOU INVEST IN ANY FINE CM... Wm MM THIS HEART OF FIREPOWER! 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An oper- ator spokesman derided reports' that scattered companies were signing contracts. "Not In this region." said A. E. Green, Sr., of Kingsport, Tcnn,, chairman of the negotiating com* mil tee for .Southeastern carriers. "Nine contracts have b e e n signed," he added, "but they arc companies whose runs origimilr in the Central States and extend south." ' The union made identical foil- tract demands for the two areas: An increase of 19 cents over the hourly wage scale of $1.41, and o mileage rate of about six cents. Green said the operators' top offer was 12 cents more an hour and a mileage rate of 5 3-8 cents for singe axle trucks and 5 5-8 for tandem (heavy* trucks. Long-haul drivers, the ones involved In this dispute, are usunlly paid by the miie.s they cover. The hourly scale takes over when a cargo stop i:; made, or if the t r i p is interrupted for other reasons. Stntos covered by the dispute are Alabama, Arkurisus, (leorgin, Florida, Kentucky, LouishmH, Mississippi. 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