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Living Today The Salina Journal Monday, January 13,1986 Page 6 Some fraternity pledges die from hazing Dear Ann Landers: I have been told if you want a message to reach the heart of America, get it in Ann Landers' column. What I have to say is important, and I pray, that you will print it. It could save some wonderful young lives. Fraternities are supposed to forge lifelong friendships and promote brotherhood. Sometimes they do something else — haze the pledges in a manner so brutal they are severely injured or killed. More than 24 young men have died in the last six years as a result of fraternity hazing. Severe paddling (one lad required surgery and hospitalization for several weeks), branding with hot irons, forced alcohol consumption and rigorous exercising have been part of the ritual on some campuses. Last year, one week after classes began in Texas, a student was dead. Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA He had been pulled out of bed and subjected to 13 hours of rigorous calisthenics. The young man collapsed and later died of heat stroke. A student from Oklahoma was paralyzed after being thrown into a pond. Another freshman was made to leap from a second-story window onto a haystack. He suffered a spinal cord injury and will be confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. "Accidental" and "isolated" are words often used to describe hazing incidents. They are neither. They are premeditated, planned occurrences. Serious attention must be paid to these dehumanizing and often dangerous activities. The time is now for educational institutions to define their policies and procedures for dealing with hazing before state laws (such as Ohio's) do it for them. We are sending our only son to college next year to get an education. We pray no fraternity shows an interest in him. — Anonymous in New York Dear Anonymous: At this moment, anti-hazing legislative measures have been enacted in 18 states. Six additional states are taking the matter under consideration. My question: What's the matter with the other 26? How many more young men must be killed or crippled before something is done? This cruel and senseless practice must be stopped at once. I urge every parent who has knowledge of .such activities to contact your representative and senators and insist on action. Dear Ann Landers: I enjoyed the letter from "Joe's wife" in Arkansas (She was annoyed by the way he mispronounced certain words — one in particular, "heerd" for heard.) Sounds as if Joe has some pioneer stock in him. "Heerd" is a deteriorated derivative of the Scottish for heard and there used to be plenty of people around here who said "lec- tercity." Dad was raised on a prairie frontier in Canada by Scottish parents. He called a mirror a "murrow" and pronounced oil as "isle." When I was small my mother drilled into me that a chimney was not a "chimley," as Daddy called it. How I'd love to hear my father curl his tongue around some of those words today. (He died in 1971.) Joe's wife shouldn't sweat the small stuff. Life is too short. — Heerd It All in Saskatoon Dear Sass: I know what you mean. My father didn't speak perfect English either, but he was one of the wisest, dearest and funniest men who ever lived. (Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) Sealed envelope difficult to open when ill Dear Heloise: I enjoy your timely hints and would like to send you one I think is helpful for anyone who is ill or in the hospital. When sending get well cards to someone who is ill, don't seal the envelope, just tuck in the flap. It is hard to realize how weak a sick person may be, and envelopes are sometimes hard enough to open when you have a lot of strength. I have seen cards lay unopened for days because it's too much of an effort to open them. If you send money or a check, then of course you should seal the envelope. —Mrs. Francis Falada A good point. You are right, even being healthy I sometimes struggle with an envelope. — Heloise Heloise's hints KING FEATURES Dear Heloise: I have learned from my tips and would like to pass this one along. After washing the pressure cooker, I remove the sealing ring and overpressure plug, wipe them and store separate from the lid. The plug goes into a tiny jar (so as not to lose it) and the sealing ring is left loose from the lid. The rubber lasts much, much longer this way. — Louise Kinsel Dear Heloise: To clean my hands after filling my car with gas or after eating in the car, I carry a can of the wipes for baby. They not only clean well but also leave your hands smelling as sweet as a baby! — Rose Pearn Dear Heloise: Here is a tip that may help your readers who, like me, are always sipping on a glass of cold tea. I don't always have a coaster handy, so I put my glass in a sandwich bag and I have an instant coaster. No more circled furniture. — Betty Stewart You taught me something. — Heloise DECORATING with DW1GHT PUTNAM • INTERIOR/ DO YOU REALLY HAVE ENOUGH TABLES? A national agency took u homcmaker's survey recently, and one of the findings they reported was that the average home laeks sufficient (ul)lcs. They said that there were not only a lack of tables themselves, hut also a lack of variety of tables in many homes. Actually. there are several decorating guidelines to use concerning tahles. First, if you want to have a really comfortahle, easy-to-live-in home, you should have tahles near most of your seating pieces — and that's easier to accomplish these days heeause there's such a tremendous selection of shapes and si/.es of tahles. It's not difficult to find just the "right" table to fit by any chair or sofa. Secondly, although tables are practical and necessary to hold lamps refreshments, etc.. they also have an important role to perform in making your rooms beautiful. All h\ themselves, tables can add decorator touches if you pick the proper looking tables for the different parts of your room. Look around your home. Ask yourself these two questions: Do yoi have enough tahles. Do you have pretty tahles? If you'd like to improve on either of those points, we can help. Stop in between 9 to 5 weekdays and until noon on Saturday. SEND TOPICS OF INTEREST TO DWIGHT PUTNAM • INTERIORS IISEA./'T IRQ* AVE1UE • 67*01 COPYRIGHT Club calendar Tuesday Salina Credit Women- International, 7 a.m. meeting, Board of Trade lounge. Program: "Credit Clinics" by Leon Marrs. Downtown Lioness Club, 1 p.m. luncheon meeting, Elmore Dining Room. Program by Jerry Pettle. Hostess: Peggy Gilles. Chapter IJ of PEO, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Joan Dark, 2426 Brookwood. Program: "Sunflower Grants" by Carol Exline. Co-hostess: Susy Campion. The Winning Ones, 8 p.m. fun night, First United Methodist Church, Abilene. Bring games and finger food. Salina Moose Lodge 721, 8 p.m. men's regular meeting, Moose Home. Women of the Moose, 7 p.m. board of officers' meeting, Barb Kipe, 704 State. Salina Photo Arts Club, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Room 206 of Memorial Hall. VFW Post 1432, 8 p.m. meeting, Post Home. All members welcome. Harmony Chapter 2, Order of the Eastern Star, 8 p.m. meeting, Masonic Temple. 1985 officers to be honored. Zonta International Club of Salina, 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting, Holiday Inn. Speaker: Ed Stelfox, museum curator. For guest registration, call Irene Fauverat, 827-0843. Elks Ladies Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Elks Country Club. TOPS Kan., 76, 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, All-Star Lanes, new members welcome; 49, 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, VFW. 359, 9 a.m. meeting, United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, new members welcome (call 825-4115 for more information), and 724,6:30 p.m. meeting, William Bryan, 300 Maple. Tuesday Afternoon Al-Anon, 1 p.m. meeting, Bel Air Baptist Church, 1100 W. Cloud. Grateful for Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. meeting, 643 Briarcliff. New Life Al-Anon Family Group, 8 p.m. meeting, Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Red Baron AMBUCS, noon luncheon meeting, Holiday Inn. Noon Overeaters Anonymous, 12:10-12:50 p.m. meeting, St. John's Assessment Center, 126 N. Penn. New Beginnings Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12:05 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. Civitan Club of Salina Inc., noon meeting, Elmore Dining Room. Step and Tradition Study Al-Anon, 8 p.m. meeting, St Elizabeth's Church, 1000 Burr Oak Lane. For more information, call 827-4433. Herington Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, United Methodist Church. Minneapolis Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, Catholic Church classroom. Leslie Kreps Post 62 of The American Legion Auxiliary, 1 p.m. fun day, Post home, 142 S. Seventh. Auto theft prevention SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) Remember the basics of theft prevention when parking: lock the doors, close the windows and take the keys, warns the Automotive Information Council, which notes more than a million vehicles are stolen each year. Dear Heloise: I like my son to wear those cute little jogging suits, but found the tops always slid up on his tummy. I solved the problem by attaching three self-gripping tape "buttons," two in front and one in the back, to the pants and inside of the top. This also works well on two-piece pajamas that don't have snaps. No more tummy showing. — Marilyn Schuman Oh, but those little tummies are so cute. — Heloise (Write to Heloise in care of Hints from Heloise, King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th Street, New York, N.'Y. 10017.) Cultural treasures going on tour By The Journal's Wire Services France's Bibliotheque Nationale — which contains everything from Celtic burial treasure to letters from the Marquis de Sade — is one of the world's least known cultural treasure houses. For centuries only scholars have been allowed to see the works stored there but, according to an article in the January issue of Connoisseur, the B.N. is starting to go public and is even planning a 1988 tour that will include four American cities. The tour will boast only a fraction of the B.N.'s 100,000 manuscripts, 12 million books and 15 million prints and drawings. The B.N. dates back to 1367 or 1368 when Charles V began a manuscript collection. It was enhanced in the 15th century by Louis XI. In 1573 a law was enacted — which remains in effect — obliging all French printers and publishers to donate a copy of everything they produce to the Bibliotheque. The Bibliotheque's collection more than doubled after the French Revolution of 1789, enriched by the contents of rich abbeys and aristocrats' houses. Mia America Inn Restaurant MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 9-11 Oz. WHOLE CATFISH *"" " " 50 1842 N. 9th Salina. Kg. 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