The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 42
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Keep Quiet and Check Into a Home Soon DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am a 21-year-old girl — nervous wreck might be a better descrii>- tlon. I don't need a lecture on morals. I know where I went wrong. What I need to know now is how to get my mother off my back. I am five months pregnant and I look it. I do not want to keep this child for a lot of reasons, the main one being that the father* is already married and has told mo he can prove In court if necessary that I had eeveral other lovers. I'm ashamed to say he could do it. I want to go to a htxme for unwed mothers and put this child up for adoption. My mother is begging me to keep the baby. She says God has sent tills child to replace the one slie lost 15 years ago. What she doesn't realiza is that the father is black. If she knew it she would tell my dad and he'd kill me. He is so prejudiced he's like insane. Should I tell her the truth so she will leave me alone? The woman is driving me crazy. — Cornered In Kitcltener DEAR C: I gather from yoiir letter that you've been a fairly busy girl. Since you've had several lovers, there's a good chance that you yourself could not swear to the paternity of the expected child. So keep quiet and check into a home as soon as possible. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I hope you will print this letter and teach a few million slobs something about merchandise they buy in stores and then try to return. . To begin with, there are sanitation laws that must be observed or the store gets into trouble. For example, some people try to return underwear. Can you imagine such a thing? They also try to get their money back on cossnetics with the seils broken, toothbnidTieg with the package torn, stockings with runs, scratched sunglasses, even bathing suits — just name it and we've seen it. Yesterday a woman came in to return a formal shirt which her husband had boi^ht last week. The cardboard backhig was out and the shirt had been worn. I asked her what was the matter with it. She replied, "Noflung. But several people made fun of the rltf' fles." When I asked if she would buy a shirt in that condition, she replied angrily, "I didn't comie in here for tiie third degree. I want to see the manager." When I told her I was the manager she left in a huff, mumbl- uig, "This is the last time I'll do buSmess in this dump." Print my letter for the benefit of every chiseler who has ever tried to put one over on a sales clerk. We know all the triclcs. There's nothing new under the sun. — All Sales Fhial DEAR FINAL: Here's your letter. If the shoe fits, wear it, girls — if not — well . . . er . . . uh . . . don't ask for a refund! DEAR ANN LANDERS: Several tunes m your column you have given the impression tiiat daughters keep house just like their mothers. I am living proof that this is not true. I am an mimaculate housekeeper. You could eat off my floors. My daughter's home looks like a pigsty. She's lucky her husband is a saint. He never says a word. Please put tliis in your column, I'd hate to have anyone think my daughter is patterning her housekeeping after mme. Also, Favorite Recipe CHOCOLATE PIXIES 2 c. flour 2 tsp. bakmg powder tsp. salt V4 c. butter 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate 2 c. sugar 4 unbeaten eggs Sift together the flour, bakuig powder and salt. Melt butter and chocolate; remove from heat; cool. Blend m sugar and eggs, one at a tune. Add dry ingredients; chill. Make dough into balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet; bake at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. f Shirley Just Hillsboro please explam liow she got this way. — Saginaw DEAR SAG: ITiere is no set rule foir bebavioral patterns. Some daughters emulate theu" mothers an^ others do the opposite because they are hostile, or do not wish to compete for fear that they can't mear sure up. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My wife is fat — not pleasingly plump, but grossly obese. When we were married, she was shapely and oonsi<Mied well built. Too bad I didn't have the good sense to look at her mother during our courting days. I would have known where this girl was heading. I've tried compassion, patience, encouragement, bribery, threats — but notiiing fazes her. She contmues to stuff her face, carries candy in her purse, and has snacks at bedtime. I've told her she turns me off sexually. She says, "It's not because I'm fat, it's because you don't love me. My weight is just an excuse." I've begged her to see a psychiatrist. She refuses. Am I a heel to ask for a divorce because I can't face the prospect of living the rest of my life with a woman who puts food ahead of. evesything? She wants to start a family but I don't want to bring a child into the world unless I'm sure I will be around to help raise him. Advise me, please.—Defeated In K. C. DEAR K. C: You know what you're gouig to do—you just want me to tell you to go ahead and do it. Yoiu* marriage is deader than a doornail. All that remains is the legal burial. I can't save it but I can tell you something SALE STARTS THURSDAY ... 3 DAYS ONLY Percale Prints & Solids Reg. m Yd. Yards 3 $100 Fair Feature All Material Reg. 79* Yd. 57- 3 Days Only NYLON NET Reg. 29* Yd. 17 Yd. Fair Feature All Material Reg, 69« Yd. 3 Days Only Perma Press Tarpoons Prints & Solids Reg. $1.19 Yd. C Yd. Fair Feature All Material Reg. 98« Yd. 77 Yd. 3 Days Only UPHOLSTERY FABRICS from the Mayfair Collection fi^^rf .w Save $50 fo $100 '^l ^tSr instructionf en re - upholstering 1+ occasional ciiair reuphoIsMng your |x| • $ yordscover a y°""^'^' club choir Decorator Fabrics $5.99 to $7.99 Values Discount Price $^49 Mm Yd. $7.99 to $11.99 Values Discount Price $349 Yd. Velvets $7.99 to $11.99 Values Discount Price ^ Yd. DUCK WALL'S Sho|:> Dtailf^iaJmffiip^ 12:30 to 5:^0 p.m. 13th & 1303 N. Main East Fourth Northgate 720 East 4th 523 East 30th Fmasitir charge you don't know — and may be unwiUmg to accept. Your wiffe's weight undoubtedly contributed to flie failure of your marriage, but there were other factors as well — such as poor communication and just plain boredom. DEAR ANN LANDERS: .1 would like an honest answer from you. My wife and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary last week. We have four married children. They all live in this city. On that very special day we received a card in the mail — signed by all four children and their spouses. Is it petty of me to feel that tliey could have done a little more — such as sending a plant, taking us out to dinner, or having us over to one of their homes to celebrate the occasion? My wife didn't say much but she was unusually quiet and downcast the whole day. I took her to the finest restaurant and tried to make it. a festive dia- ner but we both shared the unspoken thought that our children had let us down,. What dio you say?—A Dad . . DEAR DAD: I say It's too bad when four children can't stir themselves to do something a little more imaginative than mail a card to their parents in honor of their 35th anniversary. Who raised thbse vegetables? (Ann Landers will be glad fo help you with your problems. Send Ihcm lo Ann Landers, care of The'Hutchinson News, Box 3345, Chicago, III. 606S4, and enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. 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