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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
New American wants to get
U.S. social customs right
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
BY JOHNNY HART
BY BRIAN CRANE
Dear Abby: I went through a
that you are recently divorced. Please
divorce recently and have already
take PLENTY of time before you
found a woman I love. I have children
plunge into another marriage — with
— three boys and a daughter — I love
her or anyone else.
very much. I’m currently paying child
Dear Abby: After 10 years
support to my ex for my 15-year-old
and good relations with my prior
daughter. The boys are grown and on
hairdresser, I switched to a new
beautician. The shop is an hour closer
I’m a first-generation American
to my home and less expensive. Both
from Latin America, and I have a Phillips stylists do a great job, and I’m always
question regarding holding hands
with my daughter in public. I spoke
On my most recent visit to my
with my mother about it and she told
new hairdresser, she was putting
me she hugged, kissed (pecks on the cheek) color on her first client of the day. I waited
and held hands with her father until the time patiently for a half-hour past my scheduled
she moved away from home. My significant appointment time. When she was done with
other says holding hands with my daughter is that client, she asked me if I was in a hurry.
not appropriate in public.
Trying to be polite, I said, “No, not really.”
As a father, I want my daughter to feel (I’m retired.) So she went into the back room
she can hold my hand if she’s inclined. I and then outside with coffee and cigarettes in
will not discourage her because I love her. I hand for a break. I was dumbfounded.
understand that one day she may no longer
After waiting 15 more minutes, she finally
want to do that, and I would accept her wish. took me. How should I handle this the next
Because I live in the United States, I need time I see her? Should I continue to see her?
to know if the custom of daughters showing Should I speak up or just chalk it up that she
affection for their fathers is acceptable here was having a bad day? Your opinion, please.
in the U.S. — Divorced Dad In Columbus
— Hurry Up And Wait In West Virginia
Dear Divorced Dad: I’m glad you asked.
Dear Hurry Up And Wait: An expe-
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with rienced hairdresser usually puts color on
a girl holding her father’s hand or demon- her first client and then, while the color is
strating affection by hugging or kissing him processing, starts her next one. Your mistake
on the cheek!
was not having told the stylist how you felt
Your new love interest may be jealous of about being kept waiting for half an hour.
the relationship you have with your daughter. Also, when asked if you would mind if
And if that’s the case, it is a red warning flag. she kept you waiting even longer, instead
Explain to your girlfriend that this is how of being “polite” and fuming, you should
people act in the culture you come from.
have been honest. Clear the air at your next
And one more thought: You mentioned appointment.
DAYS GONE BY
BY MORT WALKER
BY JIM DAVIS
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Nov. 20-21, 1917
In one of the most terrible railroad crossing
tragedies ever occurring in this section of the
northwest, two young College Place school
boys were instantly killed, another died soon
after reaching the hospital, and 11 others,
some of them girls, were more or less seri-
ously injured shortly after 8 o’clock yesterday
morning, when the big College Place public
school auto bus loaded with 14 children on
their way to school was smashed to pieces
by an O.-W. R. & N. special train, consisting
of one engine and a caboose, at the crossing
on College avenue near Blalock orchards.
As a result of the accident, the driver of the
bus, Phillip Oachs, is in the county jail under
a charge of manslaughter; a coroner’s inquest
will be held at the court house today at 1:30
o’clock; the College Place schools will remain
closed until December 3. A veil of sadness
covers the entire community.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Nov. 20-21, 1967
Bank fights in small towns were a part of
the pattern in the settlement of the West. Such
fights pitted families and businesses against
each other in bitter feuds. A different kind of
bank fight is shaping up in Hermiston at the
moment. This time it is Oregon’s banking
giant, the First National Bank chain, versus a
small independent bank. One of the personali-
ties in this battle differs from the usual pattern
of a bank fight. Doris Bounds, executive
vice president of Inland Empire Bank and a
widely known leader in civic and financial
affairs, is challenging the application of the
First National chain to establish an office here.
She contents establishment of another bank
(Hermiston has two, U.S. National Bank and
the Inland Empire) is in violation of a state law
that says another bank can only enter business
here by purchasing one of the two banks.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Nov. 20-21, 1992
A former postal employee in Pendleton has
been sentenced for stealing a bank shipment
containing $164,000 in cash. William P. Cuff,
44, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day
in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert
E. Jones also ordered him to pay $12,910
restitution, the amount of cash not recovered
by authorities. More than $2,000 was found in
Cuff’s home, and $149,000 was found stuffed
in a postal collection box in Portland in July
1990. Cuff pledged his monthly veteran’s
disability check toward the restitution.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
THE WIZARD OF ID
BY SCOTT ADAMS
BY BRANT PARKER AND JOHNNY HART
BY GREG EVANS
BY JERRY SCOTT AND JIM BORGMAN
Today is the 325th day
of 2017. There are 40 days
left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On Nov. 21, 1942,
also known as the Alcan
Highway, was formally
opened at Soldier’s Summit
in the Yukon Territory.
On this date:
In 1789, North Carolina
became the 12th state to
ratify the U.S. Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln signed
a letter expressing condo-
lences to Lydia Bixby, a
Boston widow whose five
sons supposedly died while
fighting in the Civil War.
(As it turned out, only two
of Mrs. Bixby’s sons had
In 1922, Rebecca L.
Felton, a Georgia Demo-
crat, was sworn in as the
first woman to serve in the
U.S. Senate; her term, the
result of an interim appoint-
ment, ended the following
day as Walter F. George, the
winner of a special election,
strikers at the Columbine
Mine in northern Colorado
were fired on by state
police; six miners were
In 1934, the Cole Porter
musical “Anything Goes,”
starring Ethel Merman as
Reno Sweeney, opened on
Lyndon B. Johnson signed
the Air Quality Act.
In 1969, the Senate voted
down the Supreme Court
nomination of Clement F.
Haynsworth, 55-45, the
first such rejection since
Richard Nixon’s attorney,
J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed
the existence of an 18-1/2-
minute gap in one of the
White House tape record-
ings related to Watergate.
Actor Joseph Campanella is
93. Actor Laurence Luck-
inbill is 83. Actress Marlo
Thomas is 80. Actor Rick
Lenz is 78. Singer Dr. John
is 77. Actress Juliet Mills is
76. Basketball Hall of Famer
Earl Monroe is 73. Television
producer Marcy Carsey is
73. Actress Goldie Hawn is
72. Movie director Andrew
Davis is 71. Rock musician
Lonnie Jordan (War) is 69.
Rock musician Brian Ritchie
(The Violent Femmes) is 57.
Singer-actress Bjork is 52.
Pro and College Football
Hall of Famer Troy Aikman
is 51. Rock musician Alex
James (Blur) is 49. Baseball
Hall of Famer Ken Griffey
Jr. is 48. Actress Jena Malone
is 33. Pop singer Carly Rae
Jepsen is 32.
Thought for Today:
“You simply cannot hang a
millionaire in America.” —
Bourke Cockran, American
politician and orator (1854-
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE