by Abigail Van Bnren—«- Classroom Parties All Right, If- DEAR ABBY: Mrs. Smith proudly writes that she has solved her children's birthday problems by taking ice cream and cake to school and treating the whole class. "The teacher," she says, "cooperates, and there is no Fuss, no muss, and no frayed nerves." For whom? Perhaps not for the mother. But, I am a teacher, and if a mother came to me with such a suggestion I would quickly tell her that I am paid to teach, not to give parties. Furthermore, multiply this scene by 30 or 35, and considerable teaching time is lost. When I first began to teach .(and taught in a school that allowed it), I "cooperated" with one of those "no-fuss ,no- muss" mothers who brought the birthday party to school. Games were played and the excitement ran high. The mother sat in the back wringing her hands while I tried my best to control the over- stimulated youngsters. Two children up-chucked their hastily gulped refreshments all over the floor. (No fuss, no muss, aye?) Abby, please tell mothers to give their children's birthday parties at home. Thank you. PAID TO TEACH DEAR PAID: Hundreds of teachers share your views and wrote to tell me so. The only teachers who had a kind word to say about the classroom parties were kin- rdergaricn leacliers. And they qualified their enthusiasm with, "IF the mother tidies up the room and leaves it as she found it." DEAR ABBY: The woman who complained about her husband going to stag parties reminds me of this story: Two men were in the barber shop getting haircuts. The barber finished with the first and asked, "Would you like a little hair tonic?" The man replied, "0, no, my wife might think I've been in a house of ill repute!" About that time, the second man was finished and the barber asked him if he wanted some hair tonic. He replied, "Yes, please. MY wife has never been in a"house of ill repute." The point of my story is this: How does a complaining woman know so much? I have never seen a naked woman at a stag party, but I have seen some strippers come pretty close to it in some public bars where women sat in the front rows. Also, I understand that some women are not averse to going places where they are served by top- less waitresses, so what ar« they complaining about? ANN ARBOR, MICH. DEAR ABBY: I have a message for the wife who signed herself "IGNORED." , . You are not alone. My hus- band eats his dinner like he is a fugitive from a good meal, then he rushes to the TV set without a word, and leaves me sitting alone at the table. In the morning he eats his breakfast with his head buried in the newspaper, then Rythevifle (Arlt.) Courier News — Tuesday, December 20, 1967- Page Thr» dashes out of the house. I keep flexing my tongue to give it some exercise so it doesn't go into a state of paralysis. Take Abby's advice and condition yourself to the silent life. Some men never change. SAN DIEGO Problems? Write to Abby, Box 68700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. For a persona! reply, enclose a stamped, self • ad- dressed envelope. For Abby's new booklet '•What Teen-Agers Want To Know," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. ON CRABERS »M^ SPOPULAR OVAL BRAIIVRUGS • ' •••• " ••'••.'.'-• •'" • ^f^Vf REG. 36.95... 9x12' APPROXIMATE SIZE *^k*^ 7* *&<*** 2x3' approximate size, reg. 1.29 SALE 1.00 3x5' approximate size, reg. 3.29 SALE 3.00 6x9' approximate size, reg. 17.99 SfltE $15 Buy the size that meets your needs . . . buy a complete set and save even more at these terrifically low White Sale prices. Wonderfully adaptable Colonial design reinforced for durability and long lasting colors . . . and they're reversible for twice the wear. Choose from our huge selection in colors to match any decor. 72X108 1ONC TWIN 81X99 FLAT BOTTOM TWIN BOTTOM FITTED Full 130 count satin smooth whiter than white muslin sheets that are famous for longer wear. . . washing, after washing, after washing . . . and the white stays White. Fitted sheets have the exclusive Springmaid Spring-on Corners for easier bed making. 81x108" long full or double fitted 1.96 Standard size pillowcases 92« PR» '© mm AND MATCH 72x108" long twin, twin fitted.. SALE 2.34 81x108" long full, full fitted.. SAB.E 2.54 Standard size pillowcases. . SALE 1.14 PR. Lively colors to help you create bold and exciting fashion effects. Soft pastels for soothing elegance. Smooth as satin 130 count muslin. e®3&R BBSgOT "!MB8@IBEItED ROSE" 72x108" long twin.. SALE 2.84 31 x 108" long full, full fitted.. SAIE 3.34 Standard size pillowcases.. SMS 1»49 PR. A bright new way to add style and elegance to your bedroom. Super smooth 130 count white muslin covered with delicate, subdued roses. Save at White Sale prices. SALE SALE 5.88 1.18 PR. SMOOTH-AS-SILK WHIfgR PERCMES 72x108" long twin, twin fitted.. SALE 2.18 81x108" long full, full fitted.. SALE 2.38 78x80" extra long Hollywood, 108x 120 king size 42x38" pillowcases Sparkling white luxury sheets . . . now yours at White Sale savings. Super 100% long staple, 180 count combed cotton "SUMMER TIMES" ... THE LUXURY PRINT 72x108" long twin.. SALE 2.78 81x108" long full.. SALE 2.98 Standard size pillowcases.. SALE 1.55 PR. Lively floral print to help you create bold and modern effects. Smooth 130 count white muslin with floral print border. Cases with all over print. SAVE NOW ON CALLAWAY'S NEW AND EXCITING "SAMOA" TOWELS Sale REO. 1.99 25X44 BATH 1.78 Reg. U9 Guest Towel, 1.13 Reg. 59« Wash Cloth, 48« A low price on top quality and beauty. Callaway's Samoa captures the spirit and exotic beauty of the South Sea Islands in a lovely floral design with fringed edge. The unusual new contemporary trend setter in jacquard towels is availably in exciting new tri-color combinations. SAVE NOW ON A WONDERLAND OF TIER CURTAINS WITH VALANCES Sale 2.00 If you've got a window . . . we've got the tier curtain set to make that window a setting of beauty. There are ninons, pin. dots, florals, solid colors and hopsackings. And you'll find a world of no iron fiberglas and permanent press cottons and dacrons. Richly tailored with rod-pocket tops and deep, deep hems.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month