The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on May 26, 1976 · Page 9
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 9

Kalispell, Montana
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Wednesday, May 26, 1976
Page 9
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The OMr biter , K«*cw« Mooun*. W»Hr. »·«·,. U»y M. It* "" Odd child names "*^r rapped by official Wheat crop hit by drought Drought is bad news for growers In broad sections of the U.S. wheat belt. A handful of parched earth may be about all this field will yield for Merle Stoops, of Hugoton, Kans., as a result of the dry spell which started last summer and lasted through the winter. Damage estimates currently run as high as 10 per cent of the 1976 U.S. wheat crop. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If you believe that old ditty, "Stick* and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me," you're wrong. "It's cruel (or parents to give kids odd names," says Dr. Thomas V. Busse, a Temple University professor of educational psychology. "It's destructive of the child. That's why kids ought to be aware they can change their names." he adds. Busse, who'd rather forget his own middle name is Valentine -- he was born on Valentine's day -- says a study of 2,500 suburban school children disclosed: --If your friends don't like your name, they won't like you. --If your teacher doesn't like your name, you may get low marks and put an unnatural dent in your I.Q. rating. "ft is realistic the power first names have," he says. "Names are very persona). A lot of p°op)e really hate their names but stick wiih them because they're afraid to hurt their parents." Busse says a first name is part of a person's individual characteristic, like hair and eye color; height, and ethnic background. Busse says girls are more likely to change the spelling of their names, citing President Johnson's daughter who turned Lucy into Luci. "Girls are much more likely to be affected by their first names," be says. "In a sense they may be saying, 'I am a person.' Women lend to be more concerned with personal and emotional characteristics than men." The 35-year-old professor's survey involved children between 7 and 13, Uiose n grades 2 through 6. He found that John and David topped the boys' popularity list while girls liked Linda best. Boys also liked Michael, Robert, Mark, Paul, Richard, Scott, Peter and James and scorned such names as Bela, Faber, Schuyler, Stockton, Salvatore, Aubrey, Carlton, Florian, Daniel and Gardner. Girls went for Carol, Barbara, Susan, Diane, Lynne, Anna, Donna, Tina and Sheila but rejected Rosemede, Temperance, Lola May, Phoebe, Eveann and Towanda. "If parents want their children to be bright, popular and successful they should give them popular names," says Busse, adding he did exactly that. He and his wife have three children: Jeanne, Kathleen and Michael. ROBERT F. SWANBERG For Auoictte Justke Suprem Court · Montana Native · Lawyer line* 1939 · Mitsoula County Attorney 1947-1951 · Chairman Montana Industrial Accident Board, 1953-1969 · Veteran W.W. II EXPERIENCED ABLE FAIR Pfl kx By Robext F. S«*n£wg for Jurtc*. Fffn B*k«r. TrMftxer. Htlw. Mortar-*. M6C" 'Smokey has ears 9 HELENA (AP) - Officers manning more than half of the Montana Highway Patrol's 152 traffic-patrol cars can, at any one time, be copying the mail, as Citizen Band radio people say when they're listening in. Following a survey, Col. Joe R. So!, chief of the Highway Patrol Bureau, said the patrol owns 24 mobile-CB transceivers. Of them, seven are used to monitor emergency Channel 9 in division and state headquarters offices. .- The other 17 sets, all capable of two- way communication with the public, are used by patrol cars in the field, Sol said. · In addition, individual uniformed officers own 70 mobile CB units and use them on patrol. '_ This means it is possible there could be CB units in most of the 30 or 40 patrol cars cruising the highways across Montana at any particular hour. Sol made the survey after being questioned several weeks ago by The Associated Press in connection with an ar- .ticle that said "Smokey has ears." In the language of truckers and other CBers that means a police officer with a CB radio. "It's good," Sol said of the help often given law enforcement officers by CBers in reporting accidents and bad-road conditions. He asked CBers to keep in mind that if they get no response from a patrolman in an emergency to try to reach the nearest base station and request that officers be alerted by telephone. High court favors local couplers suit * -"' · ,f-j 3*1;- ' · r , r . -r 1 .,,. HELENA (AP) -- Montana's Supreme Court Tuesday reinstated a Kalispell couple's bid for $40,000 in punitive damages from another couple who allegedly represented a home as having two bathrooms when only one was usable. In a 4-1 opinion, the tribunal reversed a Flathead County District Court's refusal to allow punitive damages to be considered in an action filed by Mr. and Mrs. ;Robert E. Dimler. The Dimlers sued Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ;E. James for alleged misrepresentation 'of the functional condition of one bathroom and the main sewer line in a home the Jameses sold to the Dimlers. In their suit, the Dimlers said an upstairs bathroom appeared to be normal when they inspected the home before buying it on July 27,1974. They said there were diapers or dirty clothes in the bathroom and water in the toile':. The day following the purchase, the .Dimlers' child used the upstairs toilet but was unable to flush it, the court said. Then it was discovered the bathroom was not usable as there was no plumbing whatsoever to the upstairs portion of the home. Later, the main sewer line in the basement burst. Desiring to keep the home, the Dimlers chose to affirm the real estate sales contract and sue for damages. Their lawsuit alleged willful fraud by the Jameses as to the upstairs bathroom and the sewer line. They asked actual damages of $3,305 and punitive, or punishment, damages of $40,000. The Dimlers appealed to the high court when then Judge Robert S. Keller voided the punitive portion of the suit. The majority opinion by Justice Gene B. Daly said the Dimlers' course of action was permissible. In a dissent, Justice Wesley Castles said the majority overrules firmly es- tabl'shed cases that say punitive damages can only be sought when a contract is disaffirmed. TWO WEEKS ONLY SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE FLOOR MODELS! DEMONSTRATORS! OFF AVESAVESAVES REG. PRICE Sophisticated, easy pll-dial operated machines thai have been harvKed with all the caie iKey dttervc. w they're good ai new! Save StOO irvhile Eirrilcd quantities are available. i Just (Hpa panel f« initant 'free arm' tewing of cuffs, jleevei, pan(kj$, all hard-to-teach *re». 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