The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 15, 1971 · Page 71
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 71

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
Page 71
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Keep Quiet and Check Into a Home Soon DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am a 21-yeai>old girl — nervous wreck might be a better description. 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 tills child for a lot of reasons, the main one being that the father is already married and has told me he can prove In court if necessary that I had several other lovers. I'm as- bamed to say be could do it. I want to go to a home for unwed mothers and put this child up for adoption. My mother is begging me to keep the baby. She says God has sent this chid to replace the one she lost 15 years ago. What she doesn't realize 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 Kitchener DEAR C.: I gather from your 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 cosmetics with the seals broken, toothbrushes with the package torn, stockings with runs, scratched sunglasses, even bathing suits — just name it and we've seen it. By Yesterday a woman came in to return a formal shirt which her husband bad bought last week. The cardboard backing was out and the shirt had been worn. I asked her what was the matter with it. She replied, "Nothing. But several people made fun of the ruffles." When I asked if she would buy a shirt in that condition, she replied angrily, "I didn't come in here for the third degree. I want to see the manager." When I told her I was the manager she left in a huff, mumbling, "This is the last time I'll do business 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 tricks. There's nothing new under the sun. — All Sales Final DEAR FINAL: Here's your letter. If the shoe fits, wear it, girls — if not — weU ... er . . . uh . . . don't ask for a refund! DEAR ANN LANDERS: Several times in your column you have given the impression that daughters keep house just like their mothers. I am living proof that this is not true. I am an immaculate 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 this in your column, I'd hate to have anyone think my daughter is patterning her housekeeping after mine. Also, Favorite Recipe CHOCOLATE PIXIES 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder % tsp. salt ^k c. butter 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate 2 c. sugar 4 unbeaten eggs Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Melt butter and chocolate; remove from heat; cool. Blend in sugar and eggs, one at a time. 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. Shirley Just Hillsboro please explain 'how she got this| way. — Saginaw DEAR SAG: There is no set rule for behavioral patterns. Some daughters emulate their mothers and others do the opposite because they are hostile, or do not wish to compete for fear that they can't measure up. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My wife is fat — not pleasingly plump, but grossly obese. When we were married, she was shapely and considered 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 nothing fazes her. She continues 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 everything? 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 going to do—you just want me to tell you to go ahead and do it. Your marriage is deader than a doornail. All that remains is the legal burial. I can't save it but I can tell you something you don't know — and,, may be unwilling to accept. Your wife's weight undoubtedly contributed to the 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 al 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 they 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 bu she was unusually quiet and downcast the whole day. I took her to the finest restaurant ant tried to make it a festive din ner but we both shared the unspoken thought that our chil dren had let us down. What do 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 those vegetables? (Ann Landed will M glad to holp you with your problems. Sand them to Ann Landers, care of The Hutchlnson News, Box 3345, Chicago, III. tOAS4, and enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Emeraude Bath and A concentrated oil for bath and body. . .silkly new body p a r f u m warms and clings to the skin. 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