The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 5, 1968 · Page 9
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 9

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Just Practicing For 1988 ft " - " "& ? i 1 . x 1 cf !l ffmgam Mitf iNRMUa lm md A LITTLE DOCTORING IN OR- DER The full name, please, reg- Lstrar Haas, right, asks of Timmy Hall. .' vxOj Does Spelling Count? THE DECISIVE MOMENT - Timmy Hall has registered, been certified and enters the booth. Next will be Kelly Raymond, waiting. FOR V OMEN 4i -m n ,ifi i a Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 19689 1 1 1W V A -I U U K-&3 ff . v Voting is the name of the game at the Kindergarten of First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach as enthusiastic youngsters learn it like it is. Seventeen 5-year olds began Friday registering, and then voting in a booth they helped fix, under di-rection of their teacher, Mrs. Joseph McLeod. Just like mother and daddy, they'll close the polls today. But maybe unlike their parents, they have logical reasons for their presidential choice. Said one young lady primly, "I voted for Humphrey because I don't know how to spell Nixon"! IT'S SERIOUS BUSINESS This lineup of young citizens at First Baptist Church Kindergarten, West Palm Beach, is ready, willing and able, thank you, to vote for president. Front to back: Timmy Hall, Kelly Crosby, Guy Fischer, Lanette Thomas, and Steven Wood. In the booth is Courtney Symons. I- nil in i ill r " Ml FIRST, REGISTER HERE - The dignified registrar is A.J. Haas, who goes by A.J, and has everything in order. Washington mmmmmmm Lynda's In A nt-lr fJf'- b! iEvJcV- I J ; '-A f s f . :y:-: : LIS U fJ 4 r I i A . -,. -r.J i ,rJ, fatP - lift! -! ;u UN 1 Mirrors Of out with children in Head Start programs. Children love to be read to. It's the closeness they have with another person tRe actual touch. They love to curl up in the reader's lap." Lynda said she still has "ten or eleven of my very own baby books, that I have marked gorgeously with crayons. "They are little bitty sweet books, just a few inches tall," she said, "The Beatrix Potter stories, and I love them all. 'They're about Peter Rabbit, Flopsy Mopsy and Cotton Tall, Appley Daddley, Benjamin Bunny, and The Tale of Flopsy Bunny oh, that was wonderful!" Another of her favorites is 'The Tale of Tiggy Winkle," she said. "He was a groundhog. "I really found a groundhog once, in England," Lynda added excitedly. "He was a sweet, adorable thing. I put him In a box, and I was sorry I couldn't take him home with me." She "always has been a great fan" of A. A. Milne's "Winnie The Pooh," the President's 24-year-old daughter said. "I remember learning many of the verses, like 'Hush, hush, whisper who dares, Christopher is saying his prayers.'" She also likes "Little Ulacx Sambo," she said, although she knows "You're not supposed to mention that any more. "(Some Negro groups have criticized the book as being derogatory to members of their race). "But did you know It actually Is about a little black boy In India?" Lynda asked. "It says so in the beginning of the book 'Once upon a time there was a white woman in India, and there was this little Indian boy.' "And when It gets to the part where he runs 'round and 'round the tree until he turns Society On Shopping Spree The North Palm Beach Library Society Is on a shopping spree for books to stock the shelves of the new library now under construction. The new library will have space for 40,000 books, and Society members are happily, if carefully, spending the $1,000 they earned by sponsoring a horse show last summer. The present library, housed in the old North Palm Beach Country Club, Is bursting at the seams with only 8,000 books. So far, the book shoppers have expanded the collection with volumes on sports, Interior decorating, youth fiction, and science. The shopping committee Is made up of Mrs. John Turnbull, Library Society president; Mrs. John At-water, Mrs. Axel Kogstrom, and Mrs. Raymond Boetel. FOR BOOK LOVERS -Wheeling their shopping cart through a wonderland of goodies are (left to right) Mrs. John Turnbull, Mrs. Axel Kogstrom, and Mrs. Raymond Boetel, of the North Palm Beach Library Society, who are buying books for the village's new library. Literary Into a tiger, and then Into a stack of pancakes, It says they put 'butter or ghl' on the pancakes and ghl is very definitely Indian." Another of her favorite stories, Lynda said, is 'The Little Engine That Could" ("Oh, that's wonderful!"), and still another is "The True Story of Fala," about Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous scotch terrier during his White House years. The latter volume was given her when she was a baby, bv Children's A" HJr. ii t King Fm'V'M Syndicate, Mood FDR himself, Lynda said. It Is Inscribed to her on the flyleaf by FDR - "For Lynda Bird Johnson from the master of the pup." "I was not allowed to color that one with crayons," Lynda added. And then there were the "Uncle Remus" stories, she1 said. "Mother being from the south, I, of course, read those. "And I've loved fairy tales all my life." This turned out to be "a great help in my English classes In school," she added. Letters To God Inc., 1966. World rights rucrved. By KABELLE SH ELTON WASHINGTON (NANA) Lynda Johnson Robb Is already looking forward to the time when she starts Introducing her new baby daughter, Luclnda Desha to the world of children's books, which the president's daughter herself loves so much she recently has been re-reading many of them. She has sent many of her belongings home to the LBJ ranch, In preparation for the Johnson family's move there when her father's term expires next January 20. But she has kepi at hand her collection of children's books some of them leftovers from her own childhood, others, rare volumes she has been collecting and browsed through many of them during the last weeks of her pregnancy-She even had some with her at Bethesda Naval Hospital, to while away some of the hours during her hospital stay. -- At the White House, the books overflow onto the chairs In her bedroom, and "mother complains she can't come Into my room because there's Just no place in the world to sit; she gets very upset about it," Lynda said in an Interview a few days before she went to the hospital to have her baby. She has fond memories of being read to as a young child by her grandmother, Rebekah Balnes Johnson, and her great aunt, Effle Patllla, the sister of Lady Bird Johnson's mother, who more or less raised the former Lady Bird Taylor, whose own mother died when the child was only six. "I would bring a book and climb in bed with Aunt Effle, and beg her to 'Read it again,'" Lynda recalled. It was the closeness as much as the stories, she now thinks. "That' what they're finding If I '1 K-rTTTif i!.Liirri - tmlU C J - . -t-S WrrrnTiT:;!?' V :i i

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