niniiiinii HELEN HELP US Are Bachelors Odd Couples? By HELEN AND SUE BOTTEIj Helen: Why Is II Hint two women can shnro an apartment to unlit expenses and who cares, bill IT two men do likewise for the same rcnson, they're suspected of being an "odd couple"? Since we didn't have any m a j o r beefs In college, John nnd I decided we'd ley britchlng together, Right away, wo s t a r t e d gelling snggcsllvo questions and strange looks. We figured Ibis would die down, bill the rumors get worse. Same are pretty vicious. Must we spend Iwlce as much for rent or else live in a. dump, so that, a few busybodies can find someone else to yak about? -- Not So Odd Couple In Apartment X Dear Not: You can knock off Ihe "otld 1 ' talk by asking girl friends in o f I c n , Dul .busybodies being ever busy, they'll exchange one tjuzz for another -- l i k e "X marks the Playboy Club, and shame on them!!" , Suggestion No. 2: In the BBs, hearing, quote psychologists who say thai people resent or suspect in others what they fear most in themselves. (Thus the loiides whisperer is often a latent homosexual or rriaybe even a closel queen.) -- H. honest people , somehow can't pull off a lie. They're the ones who "gel caught on the drat try,"-It. This column is dedicated 16 family living so II you're having kid trouble or just plain trouble, let Helen help you. She will also welcome your own amusing experiences. Write lo Helen Doltol dire of Northwest Arkansas TIMES Leggy Blonde Is Contractor In Tough Construction Field ' M I A M I (AP) - It's easy lo snol, tlic cnjilniclor nl n con. slruclton site In Miami. Just look for Ihc leggy blonde who's drawing all t)ic whistles, 'Susannl Susl, a 36-year old divorcee who |s a vice president of Miramar Construction' Co., says "she In used lo the experience of walking onto a slle nnd finding Ihe workers more inUSrCKlcd In : her construction Ihan the building's. "The people (n construction arc toiigli,".she says In a soft I/nlln accent, "ll's not a sophisticated business like banking, I ke6p it In mind always lhat 1 don't wmil In lose my fcmlnlly, so I handle lliqm with a ainllo." Mis* Susl was Ixirn In Turkey and moved to Cuba as a child when her father went lo thai country to search for gold. Ten years ago, Ihc family moved to Miami and her brother, Robert Marled the construction firm. She worked In a bank for five years before Joining her brother, starling out In the book keeping department. Today, she Is the contractor on a large condominium project in Soulh Miami and handles aboul 800 rental units, In addition lo serving as the co nany's social director, decorating consultant and unofficial personnel director. Miss Susl, who has a M-year- old daughter, Danlu, said thai when company employes huve a problem, "Ihcy usually come lo me to talk. When friction .starts, you have to be able lo cool the people and get Ihe work done." To become a conlractor, she had lo learn how steel girders arc handled* how cement Is used and dozens ,0! other technical details, as well as how to finish a jab,with a profit. "I told my.- fal'ncr that he brought me up'all wrong -- you know, leaching me piano, sewing and how to'be a lady," she smiles. "And here I c'rid up In the construction business." Oklahoma Oilmen Oppose McGovern Plan On Quotas TULSA, Qkla. (AP) --' Oklahoma oilmen agreed generally Friday that Sen. George McGovcrn's plan to abolish oil Import quolaS would cripple Ihe stale's oil Industry. McGovern lias said abolition of the quota system restricting Ihe flow of cheaper foreign oil Into Ihc United States would save .New England residents "well over $100 per year' each, Wayne Swearlngen, chairman of Ihc board of the LVO Corp. In Tulsa, said Ihe action would Northwoil Arkmmu TIMES, Mori.. Aug. H. 1972 CAYSTTIVILL*, ARKANSAS be "good news for Ihe Arabs and Russians." But, said Swearlngen, a vice president of the Independent Pclioteum Association of America, abandonment of import quotas would be followed by an Immediate in crease In oil Imporls and, six months later, by higher prices. "During Ihe six months there would be a sharp downturn In exploration domestically with a resulting loss in tens of thou sands of jobs," Swearingen said. Â· Â· Â· : . Â· . Â· The president of the Okta homa Petroleum Council, G . R Brainard Jr., said the Demo cralic presidential nominee's proposal would be "anotlic ilow to the oil Industry, al-. Â·cady staggering under attacks n other areas." ; "You can't put the domestic ndiutry out of business ami lave cheap oil "ami; gas," ( said Hal T. Gibson, manager of Inn Oklahoma Independent Pclroi leunvCounclli:. - ,Â·.;. Â· . - : .;' Gibson said the'cost of'prd' duclng a barrel of oil in Oklahoma has; risen 55 per cent since 1961 while' Ihp"price has gone up only 18 per c'cnl. Gibson, terming foreign oil sources '"uHdcpcndablei". said, thb United States lias'amplo reserves of oil and other fuels "bul needs Â· Ihe proper inÂ» centives for the producer." Dear Helen: . Â· . , Regarding the woman who screamed, "You Dirty Hippie!" at the young bearded man who had jusl fixed her flat tire; If she felt that way about his old clothes and long hair, she should have refused his help. However, his insult to her may have been just as great. I mean the insult of his appearance which affronts decent people, and which .he. Is so determined to maintain. -Harold Dear Harold: . . . . Are you sure your name isn't Archie? -- H. Dear Helen: Mrs. C. L. who witnessed the "Good Samaritan-Dirty Hippie" act evidently missed, the one'I heard on our local newscast last week. An off-duty policeman; en route home, spotted a car overturned at the side 6f the road In a water-filled ravine. He waded through mud " and dived several feet to rescue the person Inside. On land 1 finally; the long-haired'boy'took a look at the police uniforrn and sneered, "Why you're a pig!" It works both ways.'-- 'Anita Dear Helen: Y o u r employers expect honesty, but they make it so lhat dishonesty pays. For example, a co-worker calls Â· in sick at least twice a mpnth, and her salary isn't docked. She's healthy as a horse. I've never asked for time off, but last week I really needed a day so that I could go on a special trip with my husband. The answer was a flat "No!" A friend of mine, also honest, asked for a half-day off to attend the funeral of a very close relative. She'd worked there four years. They said, "Take the whole day." Real great of them -- except she didn't get that day's pay. My husband says, "This will leach you!" Next time,'if there is one, should I lie like the smart people who go on fully- paid "sick leave"? -- Too Honest For My Own Good Dear Honest: "Vote your conscience." But bear in mind lhat basically Highlights Of Aug. 14 My THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Aug. 14, the 227lh day of 1972. There are 139 days left in Ihe year. Today's highlight In history: On this date in 1545, President Harry S Truman announced the unconditional surrender of Japan, ending World War II. On this dale: In 1784, Ihe first Russian colony in Alaska was founded on Kodiak Island. In 1848, Ihe Oregon Tcrrllory was organized. In 1900, the Boxer Rebellion in China ended as U.S. Marines helped capture Peking. 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