The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 19, 1986 · Page 27
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 27

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 19, 1986
Page 27
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Kansan writes letter to teachers Dear Ann Landers: You have printed several letters dealing with the teacher's responsibility to her (or his) students. I hope you will find room in your space for this column by Randy Attwood. He is the managing editor of the Daily News of Johnson County in Olathe, Kan. Thank you. — Steady Followers in the Wheat Belt Dear W.B.: Here it is — with pleasure. Under all the funny stuff, Attwood makes some valid points. I liked it. An Open Letter To New Teachers Welcome! We entrust to you our brats. We expect you to discipline them where we have not. But do it in a way that won't make us angry. Keep our children entertained. They are bound to get restless. They watch a lot of television so they aren't very good at entertaining themselves. School bores them because they can't flip channels. 1 Some of us are ardently against abortion. Others of us are ardently for pro choice. Some of us demand Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA school prayer. Others demand no school prayer. Some of us are Christians and hate atheists. Some of us are atheists and hate Christians. Please reinforce the correct moral views to our children who are in your care. Feed our children well. We don't have time to give them breakfast at home so they are quite hungry when lunchtime rolls around. We understand teachers are human beings and have days when they are depressed, not feeling well and just plain have the blues. Never show that side of yourself to our children. We want them to believe the world is always a happy place. Smile. Teach our children America is always right, has always been right and is the best place to live in the entire world and now is the best time to be alive in the entire history of man. Of course we don't believe this stuff anymore ourselves, but we want our children to believe it. They will read enough negative things in the newspaper. Remain in control at all times. Our children will yell at you. We will go to the school and yell at the principal about you. Please stay calm. Someone has to. Accept the great responsibility that has been given to you. If our children don't learn to read, it will be your fault. If they come out of high school having no idea what they want to do in life, it will be your fault. If they don't go to college, it will be your fault. If they go to college and flunk out, it will be your fault. If they can't find a job, that will also be your fault. Be perfect. Lord knows our children see enough imperfection in their homes. Somebody has to set an example. And please don't gripe about money. Really now, you get three months of vacation away from the brats. We have to have them around all year long. , Yours truly, The Parents (Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) Sheet draped overran keeps child in bunk bed Your Dental Health by Harry J. Jett, D.D.S. WISDOM TEETH Dear Helolse: My 3-year-old likes to sleep in the top bunk at his cousin's house. I worry that he might slip through the rail. Is there anything to do to make it safer?—Nancy Miller Yes, take a full-size sheet and fold it in half, width-wise. Hang the sheet over the rail and tuck both ends under the mattress to make a "guard." Speaking of bunk beds, did you ever consider the child in the bottom bunk has nothing to look at? Tack some "interesting" fabric or pictures on the underside of the top bunk to brighten up the spot.—Heloise Dear Heloise: Here's a hint I find very useful. Can't imagine why I didn't think of it sooner. Rather than keep bed linen in the bathroom linen closet and lingerie in bureau drawers, reverse it. It , makes it so much easier because the linen is then available in the bedroom ; and the lingerie is right at hand to ; slip into after you shower. — Rose; marie Averna - I agree with you! I keep my lin- - gerie in my bath area. It sure saves •! , steps! —Heloise '•- . Dear Heloise: I found a way to '', have a great cool drink. - Put your favorite flavor pudding in / a blender adding twice the needed : amount of milk. Blend for a few seconds. It tastes like a thick frosty milk; shake. You could also add some ice cream.—Theresa Paopao Dear Heloise: I am so excited about this new discovery. ..I just hope nobody else thought of this before me. After becoming extremely frus- , trated with tub and tile spray cleaners, I decided to try an easier Heloise's hints KING FEATURES way to clean the tile around my tub. I just filled my plastic plant watering can with laundry detergent, liquid bleach, and hot water, and I "watered" the tile around the tub with it. Almost instantly the tile became bright and shiny — even before I began to scrub. This seems to work faster than those spray cleaners, and it's much cheaper and less toxic smelling.—Janet Friedley Just don't forget to water your plants! —Heloise Dear Heloise: I'm sending along this cute idea because my friends said it's really a good one. My grandson was at our house and wanted to go fishing. He is only 3 years old and, since I don't have a license to fish, I decided to make him his own fishing rod, and his own lake and fish. I took plastic coffee can lids, cut them to look like fish and put paper clips on the fronts. Then I took a stick and put a string oh it with a magnet. We put them in his play pool. It kept him happy for the whole day. He'd fish, put them in his bucket then throw them back in. Wouldn't this be a great party game?—Lillie Brown You smart cookie! What a grandma!—Heloise (Write to Heloise in care of Hints from Heloise, King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th Street, New York,, N.Y. 10017.) As babies, we start out with 20 primary (or baby) teeth. By the time we are adults, we shed these baby teeth and end up with a total of 32 teeth. Where do the extra 12 come from? These are our 12 permanent molar teeth. They develop behind the baby molars in three stages (of 4 each) during our youth. The third set of molars are called wisdom teeth. They make their appearance between the age of 17 and 21. The one who invented this label equated "wisdom" (perhaps rashly) with physical maturity. Wisdom teeth often cause trouble. The jaws may be so small that one or all of these wisdom teeth remain completely embedded in the jawbone. In other instances, only a portion of the crown may erupt and a flap of gum tissue may overlap much of the wisdom tooth enamel. These embedded (impacted) or partially erupted teeth may become a source of trouble from pressure they produce on adjacent teeth or from infection that develops under the gum. Their surgical removal may be necessary. *** Drs. Harry J. Jett & Brian Schaulis welcome your questions about dentistry. Write Jett Dental Center, 950 Elmhurst Blvd., Salina, Ks. 67401. 9138274401. A public service with the aim of promoting a better dental health environment. The Salina Journal Sunday, January 19,1986 Page 27 KERTH GAMBLE LINCOLN, KANSAS QUITTING BUSINESS HARDWARE HOUSEWARES MOWERS GIFTS TOYS FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT ALL SALES FINAL—CASH ONLY NO EXCHANGES—NO REFUNDS Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5:30 The Great Winter WHITE SALE Hurry In And Save On Towels, Blankets, Bedspreads, Pillows & More. Savings Are Great! NOW... 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