The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana on September 24, 1967 · Page 38
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The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana · Page 38

Alexandria, Louisiana
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Sunday, September 24, 1967
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SECTION E PAGE SIX in some schools (Washington Port Nw Service Up until a few years ago a parent in the school was regarded as a nuisance, a meddler, even a threat. Although in some schools today parents are still HACIENDA MADEIRA I ...a growing trend toward unwelcome, there is a growing trend towards accepting, even inviting parents to be volunteer or paid workers in the school. A recent National Education Association studv found that MA earth STARTER SET SALE j ' Now you can save $5.00 on 16 piece starter sets in America's favorite earthenware Franciscan. Hand-crafted patterns, California-designed and made, are chip resistant, color-fast, will never craze. Can be used safely in oven and dishwasher. All patterns offer you a wide choice of multi-use accessories; which you can buy at any time. Each starter set includes four of each: dinner plate, bread-butter plate, cup and saucer. Come in now . . . sale ends October 7. Also on sale Madeira regularly $22.95, now $17.95 New Charge Accounts Invited In Dounlown Alexandria for over 102 years! 924 Third St. & 316 Murray St. Phone 445-1446 ALEXANDRIA DAILY more than 250 large school systems use teacher aides, many of them parents. Their main purpose is to help relieve the teacher of non-instructional duties, duties which take up 40 per cent of 30 s IT- enmu&re 16 PECE- STARTER SETS NOW UNTIL OCT 7 REGULARLY $19.95 TOWN TALK. ALEXANDRIA-PI NEVILLE, LA., SUNDAY, accepting the school day. The teacher aides supervise the playground and lunchroom, help with your children's clothing and with classroom housekeeping, typing and duplicating recording attendance. X w parents Though the number of paid teacher aides is still small, the Federal Education Acts are providing for experimental projects in training parents for jobs in the classroom. Assigned Professional Tasks The NEA study reveals that volunteer aides, pr o b a b 1 y because of their better educational background, are generally assigned more professional tasks in the library, reading aloud, story telling and tutoring students. Although parents are coming into the classroom in greater numbers, most schools still don't use their parents in enough meaningful ways. The mother who volunteers for school duty may be assigned typing, but she may be a dancer who, with encouragement, could spend her volunteer time leading dance sessions for students. The school questionnaires that are sent home each fall to solicit parents' help should leave room for parents' own ideas on how they can help. Schools have to learn to encourage parents to give their best, to overcome parents' shyness and modesty. Parents with expertise in widely varying fields should be invited to speak with small groups of students and not to large assembly groups where no one gets to ask questions. Community Coordinator Every school could use a community coordinator t o seek out these people and match them with school needs. Using these parents will not only provide more individual attention for the students but also give the helpers themselves a sense of satisfaction and participation in the school. Parents who want to help are cautioned not to rush into the principal's office with an "I know what's wrong and I can fix it for you" attitude. Any principal one who's doing a good job or one who's scared he isn't will resent an "I know it all" attitude from a parent Who has never faced a class. Parents will do better to work around the school first in various capacities to find out what the school needs and how they can help most. Parents interested in information for setting up volunteer programs in their schools can contact The National School Volunteer Program, 24 West 40 St., New York, N. Y. STEAM BATH Bathing in steam-saturated air is an effective way to cleanse the body. The heat stimulates the skin and sweat glands, helping to eliminate some of the body's waste products. A hot soak with the bathroom door closed will give the effect of a steam bath. This is a fine beauty treatment for a complexion that looks clogged or bumpy. Once the body is steamed, the next step is to scrub with a brush. rJ JXJJJJXJ riifj DIAMOND RINGS ATHENA New Charge In Downtou-n Alexandria for over 102 year tt 924 Third fir 316 Murray Sti. Phone 445-1446 SEPTEMBER 24, 1967 In St. James Episcopal Church Miss Gale Daniels Will Pledge Vows With William M. Yeager Jr., Dec. 16 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Edwin Daniels announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Gale Daniels, to William Martin Yeager Jr., son of Mrs. Yeager and the late Lt. Cmdr. Yeager, USN. The wedding will be solemnized Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church. A reception will follow in the Garden Room of Plantation Manor. Miss Daniels is attending Louisiana Polytechnic I n-stitute where she is a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Mr. Yeager is a student at Tulane University. Miss Nancy Gates will be the maid of honor and the bridesmaids will be Misses Betsyellen Yeager, sister of the bridegroom-elect, Patricia Harris, Leesville, and Jan Mason of Monroe. Acolytes will be Patrick Briney and James Knoepp. Daniel Yeager will serve his brother as best man, and ushers will be Jim Daniels, cousin of the bride-elect, Fred Goza of Shreveport and Craig Meyer of Silver Springs, Md. Mrs. Yeager will entertain at a supper at Herbie K's Dec. 15, following the rehearsal for the wedding. Betty Canary Here's Why By Betty Canary "Why is your favorite room in the house the foyer?" I asked Bob. "It isn't and you don't need to tell me why you asked. You've found another quiz in the paper and it will prove I don't love you." "It is, too. Right here it says in the paper that a nationwide Wash and Wear Shoes Are 'In' It was probably inevitable, given the increasing demand for easy care fabrics in every category from business suits to bed linen, but it still has an unreal ring to it. Wash and wear shoes? The word from the National Footwear Institute is that they're here at last, and it is the wonderful man-made materials that have brought them. Wash and wear, it must hastily be added, does not mean they can go into the washing machine. What it does mean is that they can be cleaned with a sudsy sponge or damp cloth.- It means, further, that because of this, white shoes will stay white indefinitely with no polish. And the shoes are water repellent, so they won't spot in the rain. The best of the man-mades are lightweight and supple so they flex easily, even when they're new, which does away with any breaking-in period. Yet their suppleness does not mean they stretch. On the contrary, they keep their shape remarkably well, with no stretching, and n o cracking. O FROM $225. Accounts Invited 7 - Jjl xm j j I h-- I J ' r ,st ' " M k I; - ' 4 ' ' Miss Gale a Family Didn't Move psychological study proves the front hall and the kitchen are a man's favorite rooms in the house." "Frankly, I'd like our hall a lot better if all those galoshes and balls weren't lying on the floor," he said. "Listen," I said, "they say you like the foyer best because that is where you make your first impression on guests as a host and bon vivant!" Bon Vivant? I decided to isnore this I read some more of the story about the survey called "The Motivations Toward Homes and Housing." "Do you want to move?" I asked, rather slyly I thought. "Move? We just moved here six months ago! All I want to do is drink my coffee and finish painting the walls in the den." I cried. "I knew it. You don't love me!" "But you wanted me paint the den," he said. to EVERYTHING BELTED This fall everything comes belted. That means suits, coats and dresses, even culottes and short pants suits. This does not mean that all belts must hit the waist. If you haven't succeeded in getting your waistline down to where you want it, try the empire belt. Cut high, it sits under the bosom, letting the dress fall free and easy over the middle. Roman-rib all cotton corduroy for the go-everywhere jumper. Twice pocketed. , Back-zippered. Rich, warm colors. Sizes 10 to 18. SB WA I 7 "I Daniels I read the proof to him. "Here in black and white it says, 'As a wife grows older she tends to lose her sex appeal and therefore her bargaining power in convincing her husband that the family should move.' " "O.K." he said. "Let's move! I read the paper first this morning and it says there a man loves apartment-dwelling because it is male-dominated and a house is female-dominated." "I love this house," I said, "It is close to the schools and the library and drugstore." "But you have so much sex appeal I cannot resist you I'll take the paint back." Favorite Rooms "It says here men love the kitchen and the foyer we have never had a kitchen this big!" "But the newspaper report says women think of the kitchen as Siberia," he said . "I love you too much to put you in that big Siberia with your brand-new curtains." "No." I said. "Once more I will do things your way. We are not going to move. This is the biggest front hall we have ever had also. I am resigned to my fate." "Me, too," he said. "What bon vivant ever had a hall that was big enough to hold three bicycles, a wagon, everybody's galoshes and a television set?" jumper shifts to corduroy 7.00 Open A Charge Account For Your Convenience Distinctive Clothing Frances Rubin Brookner MacARTHUR VILLAGE

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