The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 23, 1986 · Page 7
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Living Today The Salina Journal Thursday, January 23,1986 Page? Parents treat child's bums at home Leaders Dear Ann Landers: Our 11-month- old son was sitting on my lap at the dinner table while we were having dessert and coffee. All of a sudden little Albert jarred my hand and the hot coffee went right down the front ;of his chest. ; My husband grabbed Albert and : stripped oif his shirt. I put on some •cold towels and that quieted him. A friend who was having dinner with us ran and chopped up some onions and applied them to the boy's burns. We took turns walking the floor with him. A couple of hours later he was perfectly quiet, as if nothing had happened. I rocked him to sleep and he slept through the night. The next day the sheriff came looking for my husband. He ordered us to take little Albert to the hospital. The woman from the welfare agency was waiting for us with a lot of questions. She asked at least four times why we didn't carry the boy to the hospital as soon as the accident happened. Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA We explained we were treating him at home. She said we used poor judgment and charged us with child neglect. My husband spent the night in jail. We had to hire a lawyer that costs money we can't spare. What is this world coining to when loving parents are treated like common criminals? Print this letter and give us an answer. — Persecuted in Oklahoma Dear Oklahoma: Until recently there was very little protection for children against abusive or neglectful parents. Thank heavens that is changing. You and your husband should have taken the child to an emergency room of a hospital with the cold towels (and ice) on his chest. (What's with the chopped onions? Never heard of such a thing.) I hope your experience will prevent other parents from making the same mistake. The law's now on the side of the child. Parents must protect themselves against unjust prosecution. If your child is injured, take him to the hospital at once and tell them exactly what happened. Dear Ann Landers: I am dating a 60-year-old widower and would like to marry him but his daughter, "Mary" who arranged our first date, is No. 1 with "Dad." I like Mary, but, I realize now that if she says "jump," her father will ask, "How high?" This man is a business executive and active in civic projects. Every conversation is peppered with "Mary." "Mary said I should buy a new suit." Or, "Mary said I need a vacation." Or "Mary said I should go to Florida." Now it's gotten to be, "Mary said we should see this movie." I am wondering how happy I would be playing second fiddle to Mary. She would probably pick the place for our honeymoon and, worse yet, she and her husband would go along. I heard there was trouble between him and his first wife because he always deferred to Mary. My mother always told me if something bothers you before you are married it will'be worse, not better, after the ceremony takes place. Am I foolish to let this bother me? Please answer soon because I would like to make a decision. — Upset Dear Upset: Have a frank discussion about this problem. Since, according to the Bible, a man should put his wife before his mother, it seems logical that he should also put his wife before his daughter. Unless he is willing, you'd be a fool to marry him. Glenn E. Kohr, 452 Queens Road, Salina, and Al A. Naes of Assaria, are the newly elected illustrious potentate and oriental guide of Isis Shrine Temple which is headquartered in Salina. Other new officers are LeWayne A. Premer of McPherson, chief rabban; Jack N. Stewart of Salina, assistant rabban; Kenneth E. Blanke of Russell, high priest and prophet; William Cole of Salina, treasurer and past potentate, and J. Douglas Jolley of Abilene, recorder. Isis Temple is a Masonic order serving north-central and northwestern Kansas with a membership of 4,300. There are 181 temples located in the United States, Canada Practice key to cutting own hair at home Dear Heloise: So many of us find the high cost of haircuts an expensive part of our budget but you can save money and do it yourself, especially if you have short hair and it needs trimming frequently. I have found trimming my own hair is not all that difficult but it takes practice as well as experimenting. A "rear view mirror" is a must, as well as a professional haircutting scissors. You can look at a good book on home haircutting at your local library. First of all, wet your hair (not shampoo, just water). Then apply a conditioner that comes from a tube (heavy consistency). This helps to keep the hair "glued" together when you part it off and check it for length to even the cut. Work one small section at a time and check frequently to be certain the right side is even with the left. Do not cut it as short as you think it should be. Depending upon the texture of your hair, it can "shrink" as much as three-eighths of an inch when dry. So be sure to learn to understand 'this shrinkage by allowing for it. It is Heloise's hints KING FEATURES better if you can keep your hair looking maintained rather than just cut. When the cut is finished, then shampoo. The best cut I had was when an operator shampooed my hair, then cut it, and then shampooed it once again. It was much easier to manage right away. You may not feel successful the first few tunes but just keep at it and you will begin to understand the texture of your hair and the way it grows. Soon, it will become easier to do and, unless you need a real precision haircut, will look well. Every so often you can go to a hairdresser and get it all "set right" again, then follow the lines for months on your own. At least you can do basic trim work and perhaps skip every other cut. Good luck! — Rita Ihly Rita, it does take practice and probably depends on your original cut. My mother used to trim off a half-inch this way and she looked great. —Heloise Dear Heloise: Because of arthritis my nephew could not close his hands enough to hold a pen. He took a ball in a size he could hold, made a hole through it and put his pen through the hole. Nowlie can write very well. Perhaps this will help someone with the same difficulty.—Jerda Horch I'm sure it will help many. — Heloise Dear Heloise: This is for anyone who loves hot air popped popcorn without butter but likes it salty. It's impossible to get the salt to stick on the popcorn. I put about three tablespoons of salt and about a half cup of warm water in a bottle with a mist sprayer and shake well. Then lightly spray the popcorn as it is falling in the bowl. The heat dries the popcorn and leaves a salty taste.—Donna Benoit Dear Heloise: Here's a helpful hint from our 11-year-old daughter, Mollie. Just last week while on vacation I was about to make coffee in a drip coffeemaker but discovered I had no filters. She suggested I try a paper towel. It worked beautifully. I didn't even cut it, just carefully put it in the plastic filter cup. — Gloria Deshazo Please don't use a recycled paper towel because these paper towels are not food-safe. Do look for a brand that boasts it is safe for foods. Be sure the towel is sturdy so it won't fall apart.—Heloise Dear Heloise: I have a hint for mothers whose husbands work out of town. I have two children under the age of 2. They are learning so much and my husband misses these special firsts. So each night I make notes of the events of the day because when he arrives on Friday it is so hard to remember what took place on Monday. You can also keep the notes and later put these facts in your baby book.—Kim Brewer Elderly women need initial pap smear test Dear Dr. Donohue: My question is about pap-smear testing. I am a 67- year-old female in very good health, and have been having regular Pap .tests done. I wonder if it is safe for me to forgo them from now on. — •Mrs.P.T. The most recent advice from the •American Cancer Society is women ;who have been having regular •smears and are clear can stop after age 65. But please read on. ' Such general advice doesn't apply to all women, for there may be good reason why the doctor asks for continued periodic testing, even at that age. And the elderly woman who has never had a Pap test certainly should get one, regardless of age. I was interested in noting from an article in the magazine, Geriatrics, that there have been increasing numbers of abnormal Pap tests results in women your age. Part of that rise is attributable to the fact women are reaching the 60s without ever having had the test done. Others may have abandoned the periodic testing years ago and are just now being Doctor Donohue NEWS AMERICA tested after a long hiatus. Because of this, some doctors are recommending routine Pap tests for their new, elderly patients who fit those categories. I assume you have a clean bill of health and can safely forego testing from now on. Dear Dr. Donohue: Please let me know about cholesterol in avocados. I have read it both ways — the avocados have it and they don't. Which is correct?—B.P. Avocados do contain fatty acids, so they are sometimes avoided to reduce fat intake generally. I found one reference that said they do have cholesterol. I found that hard to believe, since I was taught no plant product had cholesterol. You may be pleased to find (if you love avocados) all the other sources backed me up. No cholesterol in avocados. I like avocados myself and suspect I might have continued my search until I found''an expert source that permitted me to eat them in good conscience. Dear Dr. Donohue: I had a biopsy that shows I have granuloma annul- are. I have gone through many prescriptions and doctors, and nothing helps. The last doctor said there's nothing more to be done. Will I have this the rest of my life? I can't wear shorts, short-sleeve blouses, or low- front blouses. I have it on my legs, arms, chest and neck. It looks terrible and everyone stays clear because it looks like ringworm. Can you help?—J.R.C. Let me describe granuloma an- nulare. It starts out as a slightly raised and reddish patch that enlarges as the center fades and depresses slightly. It looks like a ring (annulare). I don't have much to add to what your several doctors said. They might have been remiss in not telling you most cases do clear up in two years. There are many treatments, as you imply. Most ot them are to try shortening the life of the rash. Has freezing with dry ice been tried? Maybe what we should do is cross our fingers and hope by summer you will be able to get your most attractive clothes back out of your closet. That's my hope for you. Dear Dr. Donohue: I understand the leg on the bike pedal should make, a certain angle for proper adjustment of the bike seat. Please explain. -A.S.N. To adjust the seat, sit on it with the leg fully extended so that the heel rests on the pedal, which should be in the down position closest to the ground. Then move your foot back so the ball of it rests on the pedal. That should make a 15 degree angle with the perpendicular. That position is the ideal one. Your set height should permit that angle. Rockettes alumnae dance raises money for charities ; By The New York Times : NEW YORK—When the Rockettes •Alumnae Association gathered in •Radio City Music Hall on a recent i Sunday, its members had more on .'their minds than dancing. Without a ; doubt, the women who hurried • through the shiny, brass stage doors • on West 51st Street and up to the : eighth-floor rehearsal hall felt excited to be back. "You feel like you're almost in rehearsal again," said Corrine ^Klemmer, a Rockette from 1976 to 1983, as she watched dozens of women of all ages enter the large, • mirrored room where they had once '. practiced their routines. ; But the meeting was more than a ; reunion, and the association, created •in 1955 to help Rockettes keep in • touch, is more than a social club. membership now of 340, has contributed tens of thousands of dollars ties. The group's springtime charity Our Annual Pre-Inventory Sale ONE STOP •LIFE -HEALTH •CAR -HOME •FARM 'BUSINESS ATIHUIU. ITI A MATTU 0» rtUONAl IMX. JEAN BOSS AGEN 2737 B«lmont Blvd. CALL 823-5129 I Ends Friday, January 24th Bargains In Every Department! China...Crystal...Silver Flatware and Holloware Selected Items In Jewelry...Diamonds... Engagement and Wedding Rings...Also CYBIS Porcelains and All LALIQUE Crystal. FromlO%to75% N Off HOURS: Mon. thru Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thurs. 'til 8:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday 108 North Santa Fe Serving Salina For Over 50 Years Use Your VISA. MasterCard or American Express Kohr Naes and Mexico. The Shrine is best known for its philanthropic program which operates 18 Shrine hospitals for crippled children and three burn institutes for the treatment of severely burned children. Club calendar Friday TOPS Kan., 131: 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, the United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush. New members welcome. Friday Night Duplicate Bridge Club, 7:15 p.m. registration, Red Coach Inn-West. New Hope Al-Anon, 8 p.m. meeting, Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Roach and Beloit. For more information, call 827-4433. New Adventure Al-Anon, 8 p.m. meeting, white house behind Trade Over the years, the group, with a bership dues — to a variety of chart- sands of dollars for a number of —the proceeds from rummage sales, ball, featuring a 12-member Rock- Wish program, which grants the performances and $15 annual mem- ette alumnae revue, has raised thou- wishes of ailing youngsters. Winds Motel, 1700 N. Ninth. For more information, call 827-4433. New Beginnings Alcoholics, 12:05 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. North Enders Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, 1700% N. Ninth. Chapman Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, Catholic Parish Center, East Sixth Street, Chapman. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA), 8 p.m. meeting, Assessment Guidance and Counseling Center, 139 N. Penn. Book uses small ways to explain big numbers By The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. — David Schwartz gets pensive when he hears children boast they've collected "a million" baseball cards or have eaten "a billion" hamburgers. When reading the newspaper, the 33-year-old Wallingford resident ponders whether other adults realize the enormity of 1.5 billion gallons of water, $4 billion worth of British fighter planes, 4 million latchkey children and nearly 2 million unwed housemates. It quickly became apparent children often grow up into adults who don't understand how niuch goes into a million and a billion and especially a trillion, Schwartz said. "Innumeracy can be just as dangerous as illiteracy," he said. A personal mission ensued, with the end result being Schwartz's first children's book, titled "How Much Is a Million?" "I thought I would try to write a book for children that would put them in touch with a sense of awe I have for such large amounts," he said. "Whenever I would try to express organizations. There is even a Rockettes Make-a- something, I realized I was using really large numbers." Schwartz, a former educator who is now a free-lance writer, realized he was not alone in trying to express the greatness of large numbers. During a recent interview, he pulled clippings from a file to illustrate. They ranged from an Iowa social studies class collecting 1 million bottle caps as a hands-on example to President Reagan explaining the trillion-dollar deficit by equating it to a stack of $1,000 bills piled 67 miles high. Schwartz, incidentally, said he had sent Reagan a copy of his book. "I would really like to have my book be noticed by somebody who's really talked about these numbers in a serious way because it's part of their job," he said. Schwartz's story, in conjunction with illustrator Steven Kellogg's whimsical watercolor drawings, seeks to explain big things in a small way. "Kids like big numbers. They're kind of intrigued by them. They don't have any way to understand them." January Clearance Sale — 30%-50%off Ends Jan. 31st All Stock Not Included New Arrivals of Pykettes & Koko Suits in Red, Pastel Blues, Rose & Green — Sizes 8 to 20 Also Graff Denims in Grey & Light Mauve 114 AS. 7th Salina, Ks. Specializing in fitting bras, girdles, mastectomies and prosthesis. Hours: I Oa.m. to 5 p.m. SAUNA'S BEST LOBSTER DEAL Discover the new taste in town — savory lobster tail at Skipper's Seafood 'n Chowder House. For just $6.99 you can enjoy a lobster tail served with lemon and butter, plus freshly baked cornbread, baked potato and coleslaw. Come on down today for a deal of a meal that no seafood lover should a,i._ miss. Only at Skipper's. $6.99 Lobster Tail Dinner 1-135 and Crawford in Salina I gkippcffi

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