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14 Northw.il ArkariMt TIWIS, Thurs., Sept. 26, 1974 FAVKTTIVILLE, ARKANSAS ^ By HELEN AND SUE BOTTEL HELEN HELP US Male Wonders Why Brides Are Stars Of The Wedding Hap: : Why Is it that In weddings everything is aimed at the bride? The bride gets all the presents. Would anybody ever think of giving the bridegroom tools for his garage? Or a sexy pajama set, or a lounge suit? -(Yet they have lingerie showers for girls.) ; For that matter, why don't Â·they have bride and groom Ishowers, rather than strictly for Â·the females? " The bride gets her picutre in ;the paper, but usually not the groom. (Unless it's a small, ;hometown paper.) Â· The bride is given away by 'her father, but nobody gives the ;groom away. Â· The bride's dress costs $101 land up, but the groom can rent ;his tuxedo and no one puts him 'down for it. Likewise the Â·bridesmaids' dresses must b .bought, but the best man and ;ushers clothes are rented. So who's important? The female 'of course. AH the groom gets is a bache .lor dinner at which his friend: tell him what a dunce he i; for getting hooked, and try ti get him so drunk he doesn' show up for the wedding. Is it any wonder a man goe into marriage feeling he's lik Â·a movie extra -- necessary bu replaceable? Women yell about bein. second-class citizens. When i comes to weddings they're th only ones who count! -- Pushei Out of Shape POSt Seems unfair, but I've an ide most men prefer it that way In fact if the groom planne the ceremony, it would mor .likely be a quick exchange do's" in the minister's study gilt? -- Helen S. from Sue: But not all bridegrooms. Read I 'don't want to lay a big ;pensivc wedding on my folks ecause they can't afford it rankly, the idea of an extra aganza chills me. I want a cry private weddiirg with on\: ur parents and very bes lends sharing it. But Wally wants the works the tune of around $2,001 e says our friends expect H nd, besides, look at the gift e'll get. He says he'll borrow th loney to pay for it, but lha ill just put us in a bind fo he first year or two arriage. Besides, I don't wan o go through the hassle of a lan frantic planning. What do you do when you ance wants a formal "society edding and you just want I et married? -- Josie osie: I'd take another long. Ion ook at Wally! A man wh 'ould borrow money to put o IP kind of showy wedding h ancee abhors, may be randstander who is more i Officer Commended Then Suspended PEORIA, HI. (AP) -- An Of duty policeman has been com mended and suspended afte breaking up a robbery attemp Sgt. Elmer Mclntosh, 4 foiled a robbery at a dair foods store when he hit one two gunman over the head wil a metal milk bottle carrier co taining four empty bottles. P lice arrested one of the holdu men and were seeking the se end. Mclntosh, the father of fh children, was suspended for n being properly "armed in ti line of duty. Â· Mclntosh said he will not co test the suspension, which w cost him $120 in pay, "but still insist the metal contain of four empty half-gallon hi ties that I carried into the sto: constituted a weapon." The police department inU prets a weapon to mean a fir arm. PENNIS THE MENACE By Krtchom ARMÂ£D RQBBERS HIT WAKE GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) Three armed robbers broke In on mourners at a dead man's home and made off with personal jewelry, household silverware and a television set. Less than an hour later two of the three were killed in a Shootout with police on the Connecticut Turnpike, authorities said. Officials said the three men woke into llio house in affluent Qarien where mourners had gathered after attending a wake for patent attorney Ronald K. Ball, who- died Monday of a heart attack. The men fled in n while.Cad- illac after firing one shot.into the air to discourage a neigh bor who started to walk towart their car. terested in making an impression on outsiders than in making a good marriage. -Helen Josie: Try for a compromise. An informal wedding needn't cost a mint and it can still be a g r e a t celebration among friends. And don't spend more than you can afford! Squeezing out payments on a costly bash you didn't want might become as tiresome as paying installments on a car you've already 1974-75 UNIVERSITY THEATRE presents an American Bicentennial Solute THE CONTRAST As delightfully funny now ai when It was premiered in America in 17871 OCT. 1 thru 5 Box Office Opens Tomorrow at liOO For Reservations Phone 575-4752 Bex Office Hours: 1--5 Dally You Are Invited to Bring the Family and Dine in Comfort at the SCOTTISH INN Breakfast ,.,.,,, 6:00-11:00 Lunch 11: -2:00 Dinner 5:00-9:00 Hogsehold Hint Mount your son's electric aiii tracks on a large' sheet f plywood and put the plywood n casters. When he isn't play- ng with his trains, the layout can be rolled under the bed. Th* TIMES I* On Top of The New* Seven Days a WeeW ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS BUFFET Both Noon and Evening Bring the family) Child'* Plate Only $1.35. We hive three private dining roorns that will accommodate up to 350 people. Buffet Noon and Evening na.ut.PAT.orr. CillAMIESTONI For Reservation i 443-4371 HIGHWAY 71 NORTH 443-4323 Lunch Dinner Buffet All-U-Can Eat Served Daily 2 Roast Beef Â· Fried Chicken Assorted Vegetables Salads - Home Made Piei OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY COOKING Restaurant Will Close at 2 p.m. Reopens at 5 p.m. for Dinner Buffet Our Dry Days Are Over... So Come Out And Wet Your Whistle. GUSTO, 0000* AWG tells you-- how the energy shortage affects YOU. Natural Gas is still the Biggest Bargain in your family budget--use it and youll be helping to conserve our nations energy, and saving money, too. Electric companies bum coal, oil and natural gas to generate about 82% of the country's electricity. In the generation and distribution of electricity, only 28% of the Â·energy available in those natural resources is delivered to your home as usable energy. Natural gas, unlike electricity, is piped directly from the wellhead to your home. As very little energy is used to move gas through the pipelines, 93% of the available energy is delivered to the appliances. Therefore, on a national average basis -GAS FURNACES use less than one-half as much of our natural energy resources and cost only one-third as much to operate as similar electric furnaces. Â· GAS WATER HEATERS use less than one-half as much of our natural energy resources and cost only one-fourth as much to operate as similar electric water heaters. GAS RANGES use less of natural energy resources and cost less than one-half as much to operate as similar electric ranges. GAS CLOTHES DRYERS use less than one-third as much of our natural energy resources and cost only one-fifth as much to operate as similar electric dryers. At Arkansas Western, we recognize the existence of a growing national energy shortage. Solving it is within the grasp of American technology but it will take both time and money. For the present, you can help--by conserving natural energy. AND THE BEST WAY TO CONSERVE ENERGY IN YOUR HOME IS TO USE NATURAL GAS FOR ALL THE JOBS IT DOES BEST. f Arkansas Western Gas Co.