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Friday, May 7, 1976 Ml. Vdmon Register-News, Family Stricken with Mate-swapping By Abigail Van Buren (t) l>7t br OiktlO Tflbw»N. T. NM SriA Im. DEAR ABBY: I can't b«Ueve this is happening to me. My daughter is 28 and my son is 30. They are both married, but no children, thank Ood. My son's wife and my daughter's husband fell in love, and they are divorcing their mates to marry each otherl In an effort to save our son's marriage, my husband had a heart-to-heart talk with our son's mother-in-law (who is a nice-looking divorcee), and now my husband is involved with this woman to the point of asking me for a legal separation until he can get his head straight! Abby, this is like a bad dream. My lawyer says that my husband will come to his senses, so I shouldn't be too hasty with the divorce, but 1 don't want a man who doesn't want me. Our children are young and can make other lives for themselves, although my daughter Is so heartbroken she is in therapy. Neither my daughter nor son had a clue as to what was going on between theb- mates. Please tell mc, is divorce contagious? DIZZY FROM DIVORCES DEAR DIZZY: Divorce is not contagious, but some people who have only considered it flectingly have gathered courage from friends and relatives who actually go through with it. Every divorce doesn't represent a failure. Some, believe it or not, are "victories." DEAR ABBY: I laughed when I read the letter from the doctor's wife who complained because the neighbors called her husband in the middle of the night to run over and treat their kids for some minor ailment. (They all had regular doctors, but they called "Dr. Dave" Instead because he was so handy.) Abby, the way to put a stop to that is to send out bills for an "emergency call. Believe me, they'll think twice before calling Dr. Dave again. When my husband was a young, struggling attorney, >eople used to comer him at 8 <!)cial gatherings and pump lim for free legal advice. He even had people calling him at all hours of the night osking for legal advice. Wo put a stop to that when he started to send them bills for "consultations." LAWYER'S WIFE DEAR WIFE: That prescription must work. It was recommended by several doctors. DEAR ABBY: Recently my boyfriend moved in with me. While arranging his belongings, I came across his divorce papers. BcinR inquisitive, I read them and found out that he has three children by his ex-wife instead of two, as he said. Also, he told me that he was 36, and according to his divorce papers, he is 4-t. (I am 22.) I really care fur him and think wo can have a good life together, but finding out these things the way I did has me terribly upset. Should I just keep quiet about it and let him tell me in his own good time? Or .should I tell him 1 know? TROUBLED DEAR TROUBLED: TeU him you know. But don't count too heavily on building a "good life" together. The foundation is weak. DEAR ABBY: I read in your column that some cra«y people down south are trying to pass a law to put diapers on iiorses. Well, I own a horse, and I think the idea is stupid. Horses have a right to relieve themselves. At least they fertilize the grass. Automobiles pollute. Take your pick. HORSE LOVER 9-A Charge Man Killed His Father ELMHURST, 111. (AH) Botid was set at $500,000 for David G. Hamby, 23, who was charged with murder In the stabbing of his father, a wealthy patent attorney. In front of their Elmhurst home. Judge Marvin Johnson of Circuit Court set the bond Monday night. Police said horrified school children and their mothers were onlookers Monday as young Hamby was seen stabbing his father, John Hamby. Investigators reported finding presidential campaign literature and buttons for the > Jung man inside the Hamby home in the name of the Anti-Federalist Democratic Republican party. They said they did not know If anyone else was in the party. The elder Haniby was pronounced dead on arrival at the Memorial Hospital of Dupage County. He had been stabbed several times in the neck and body with a large butcher knife. One Elmhurst patrolman said he saw young Hamby still In the act of stabbing his father. A police spokesman said Hamby put up "quite a fight. The officer had to pull him off the body and then had to wrestle him to the ground." Police indicated the younger Hamby had spoken of what prompted the attack but refused to elaborate. He was scheduled to appear today in Cir<:ult Court on a murder charge.. YFW DANCE SAT., MAY 8 9:30 Till 2:30 Music By: Nelson McConnick & The Clieckmotes r BEFORE AND AFTER — Residents sorted through the rubble following May 6,1975, tornado in Omaha. One year later, homes have been rebuilt at the same location, Westgatc area at 79th Street, just north of Interstate 80. (AP Wirephoto) . Because She is A Sex Symbol Designer Unhappy Over How "Barbie" Doll Has Grown Up By KEN DONE Y Associated Press Writer OAKLAND, Ore. (AP) Bill Barton, who designed the original "Barbie" doll 18 years ago, says he's disappointed about the way Barbie has grown up. "She's become a sex symbol," s»i^ Barton, who now has his own manufacturing business. Barbie originally was "a very nicely thought-out concept for^a little girl," Barton said, "a doll she could make clothes for, one with natural features and movements...." "1 really • have some misgivings about what's happening today," he said. 'She has just gotten too sexy." The Barbie he designed for Mattel Inc., Barton said, "Is very similar In concept to the one on the market today. The (ace and most features are the same — except that her features have become exaggerated. The clothes have become oversexed." And, said Barton, "they give her too big of a bo.som. there, for the proportions of the doll." Mattel could not be reached for comment. Barton, who moved to Oregon from Los Angeles about a year ago, said he has some "misgivings about what's happening today," referring to "the moral implications in some of the product lines. "1 don't know If it's true, but I heard there soon will be a male doll with all the manly features. That's going beyond the realm of what's proper, I think. "I guess I'm getting older and am becoming a prude," said the 49-year-old Barton, who lives with his family on a ranch in Oakland, a rural community in southwest Oregon. Barton said of today's Barbie, "It has become an immoral situation where money and the selling of a product have become the most Important thing." More than 9» million dolls In the Barbie series have been reported sold, with Barbie sales accounting for most of that. LANG FURNITURE SHOP HERE FOR QUALITY FURNITURE For Every Room In The Home. Featuring Alexander Smith Carpet. -Drive A Little-Save A Lot!- < Howii Mon. Tkrv Svl. S A.M.4 fM.-M. t A.M. To • f .M. 9onnie ,lll. Ph. 242-3929 This Year, Give Your Mother Something To Keep Her Young. Give Her RADIANCE NUTRI V Multi-Vitamin Mineral Supplement A combination of 5 quality natural vitamin products to last her | month, . , containing: Vitamin A • from fishliveroll. Special Formula B Complex - viumins BI. B2. B6, B12, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Folic Acid. Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Choline, Inosital. ParaAminobentoic Acid. Hi-Potency Vitamin C W/Bioflavonoid & Rutin Vitamin C, Lemon Bioflavonoid Complex, Rutin. Vitamin E Natural Mixed Tacopherols - vitamin E. Hydro-Min Multi-Minerals/Vitamin 0 * catcium Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Iodine, Manganese, Copper. Vitamin 0, Betaine Hydrochloride. This Yeocr 6/ve Her SomefMng ShQ'llUSBl for Food Th9 Way Nafuro InfnM, Natures Way Food Centre. 102 S., 4th AAt. Vernon, a. Optn: V:30-5Monday-Frldgy ^saO-i 8flturd9 >r . 2Illir SAIE for MOTHER'S DAY HOrHIDCaE Satisfaction Gtiaranfeed • Replacement or Money Refunded WEEK-END Sale End* Mon., May lOtH BRACK'S PICK 'A MIX CANDIES Each piece is individually warpped. Over 30 varieties to choose from. Reg. $1.29 Lb. JutI " Limit 4 Lbs. Per Customer 5^ mm We think mother's are terrific . . . so we're having this special 2 day sale on our "Scrumpdillyishus" Hot Fudge Brownie Delight". Her favorite soft frozen treat, topped with hot fudga and whipped topping over 2 nut-fillod brownies. Mom likes to share good times with the family... so treat 'am all and save. AT PARTICIPATING DAIRY QUEENS Mt. Vernon .919 Main Nashville Highway 127 South