The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 25, 1963 · Page 7
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Landers Up In Arms Over Drivers Dear Readers: The letter from an irate Landers Fan who sounded off about "old gaffers" being dangerous drivers produced an avalanche of angry mail. I heard from 50 states, plus Peurto Rico, Bermuda and South Africa, Here's a sample of what my week has been like: New York: My husband is 82 years old. He drives to his office in Manhattan every day. Of course we all pray before he leaves the house and we feel this helps. Ohio: There are more than 5% million drivers in Ohio. Upward of 2 million drivers have never been examined. A learner's permit costs .75 cents and a three-year license costs $1. (Same as in 1936! Perhaps your column will persuade Ohio legislators to raise this ridiculous ante and use the money to set up a decent licensing and inspection program in Ohio. Florida: There's a popular gag down here — "Old drivers never die — they go to Tampa or St. Pete." It's true, Ann. The arthritic, the lame, the halt and the blind can get their drivers' licenses renewed in Florida by mail. It's a disgrace. Kentucky: My license expired and I had to tgke a test like a beginner. I Was furious but it turned out to be a good idea because I had to re-study the rules and it was amazing how much I don't know. They are tough about expired licenses in Kentucky, yet if your license hasn't expired, you can get a renewal by mail. (We lose more colonels this way.) Virginia: Virginia's terrible roads kill more people than lousy drivers. Kansas: A recent survey of Kansas drivers showed a number of people holding licenses who claim- ad tax exemption allowed only to the blind. No attempt has been made to correct this idiotic situation. Illinois: I'm proud to say that every driver in our state has to take a beginner's test when he reaches 70 years of age. No automatic renewals for old codgers in the Land O'Lincoln! Arkansas: Mother is 78. She ioesn't know anything about a *ar except how to start it and how to stop it. She ignores stop «igns and drives on the sidewalk. PRINTED PATTERN The local police look the other Way because she's such a "sweet ild lady.' Arkansas' driving laws are positively medievel. Montana: In this state if the body is warm and they can find $3.00 in a pocket, the corpse can get a two-year license to drive. Missouri: The Show Me state can be shown a few things about enlightened legislation for drivers. There are no laws in Missouri to protect us .against senile, deaf, half-blind, crippled drivers. Help! Texas: Please, Ann Landers, print something in your column to embarrass the great state of Texas into junking her antiquated system of renewing drivers' licenses automatically. It's frightening. Alabama: This is the worst state in the Union to drive in. If you value your life stay out of Alabama. Minnesota: We still have 50- year-old laws here for drivers. Renewals go out in the mails by the thousands. Age or physical condition mean nothing in Minnesota. Indiana: I'm happy to say Indiana is leading the way to traffic safety with its re-examina tion law for drivers' licenses. A test must be taken every four years. Georgia: We have a horrible accident rate because of outmoded laws. Please, Ann, shame our backward state into action. The carnage on the highways of Georgia is shocking. North Carolina: For «ie fifth straight year North Carolina's driving license system was rated first by the American Association of Motor Vehicles Administration. We are proud. And now dear readers — here is the blockbuster. Only 14 states require tests for re-licensing. If you live in a state with horse and buggy laws write to your gover buggy laws write to your gover' nor and yell your head off. The life you save could be your own. -ANN LANDERS Dear Am Landers: The whining widow who wrote to you made me sick. She sits there with money in the bank, fat insurance policies, a paid-for home, solici- tious relatives, and all she had to complain about is loneliness. It's the divorcee not the widow who knows what real heartache is. How would she like my routine? I work at a newspaper from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. After work I return to my dreary, shabbily furnished apartment to scrub, cook, wash, iron, and mend clothes. I attend school conferences, listen to the children's problems, discipline, pray for and worry about three youngsters who are growing up without a father. Occasionally I accept a date thinking "this one will be different." But it never is. I always end up feeling degraded because most men think a divorcee will say yes to anything — as payment for a dinner or some dull conversation. So please tell the widow who signed herself "Alone" that divorcees are alone, too, but that they have a myriad of added SUMMER VOWS - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hewitt, 1113 S. College, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann, to Thomas L. Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert E. Campbell, 1321 S. Popular. Miss Hewitt graduated with the class of 1962 from Ottawa High School- Mr. Campbell graduated from Ottawa High School with the Class of 1961. Both are attending Ottawa University. A summer wedding is being planned. (Wright Photo) problems which widows don't have.-TREADMILL Dear Treadmill: Your letter has some merit, but not every widow has a fat insurance policy, money in the bank, and a paid-for home. And not every divorcee is living in a shabby apartment. Sometimes it's the alimony-busted husbands who winds up in a rented room with naked light bulbs. One thing is certain, however — the widow didn't have a choice. To learn the difference between a marriage that "settles down" and one that "gets dull," send for Ann Landers' booklet, "What To Expect From Marriage," enclosing with your request 20 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope. Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of this newspaper enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Pomona Newt Honor Star Points At OES Meeting By MARY HUDELSON Pomona Chapter No. 305, Order of Eastern Star, met Feb. 18 with the worthy matron, Vela Kelley, presiding. A special feature was t h e worthy matron's honoring the star points. Golden Nelson, conductress, escorted Margaret Cain, who is Martha, and Mary Mealman, Electa, to the east. They were given a gift in recognition of their work. Members appointed to the other three points were unable to be present because of illness. Each member brought a pie, and, after the close of the meeting, a social time was held and the pie was served with coffee. The class on civil defense which begun Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the home of Mrs. N. V. Hudelson, with instructors from the county health department, attracted 21 persons. Various HDU units were active in promoting the course. More people are expected to join the group Feb. 26. The Lions Club pancake supper was rated a success even though the crowd was not as large as expected. The club wishes to thank everyone who helped to see the project through. The diners who came from out of town were appreciated. The high school girls' basketball team went to Olivet for a return game Feb. 19 and won, 32-22. Dea Engle was high scorer. Time out had to be called when an opponent accidentally hit Willa McKinley in the nose. Mrs. E. J. Neeley underwent surgery at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Feb. 21. She is making satisfactory recovery. Socialettes Mrs. H. H. Fowler, 326 S. Cedar, has returned home from Chico, Calif., where she has visited since the first part of October with her daughter, Mary Fowler. Chapter AU, PEG, will meet Tuesday evening with Mrs- Fred Kaiser. The Milk We Use Is Produced In Franklin County SELECT DAIRY CH 2-1607 Hints From Heloise THE OTTAWA HERALD Monday, February U* Ml Here's How To Wash Those Draw-Drapes By HELOISE CRUSE Dear Heloise: The first time I washed my washable draw-drapes I was disappointed in the results. They ost their stiffness at the top and the pleats drooped. I had better luck the second time and here's how I did it: After washing them I rolled them in a big bath towel and et them set ," for about ten minutes. I removed them from the towel n d rehung them, Now here is what does the trick. . . Draw the drapes closed pinch pleat together with your fingers and slip rust proof bobby pin over the top of each pleat. Use rubber - tipped bobby pins to prevent any damage to the fabric and make sure there is no rust on the pins as this could mark the drapes. While the drapes are still damp, spray them lightly and evenly with a spray starch starting at the top. When you have sprayed the complete drape. . . spray across the top again! During the time the drapes are drying, run your hand down the edges of the drapes holding them between your thumb and forefinger. . . exerting slight pressure. This prevents puckering. When the drapes are completely dry remove the bobby pins, spread them out, and the pleats of your drapes are as good as new! Sandy Dear Heloise: I use cream of tartar on a dampened washcloth to clean my porcelain surfaces. Sometimes when I am out of the cream of tartar I use hydrogen peroxide. This removes rust from the surfaces and I find that it whitens the porcelain. L.T.F. I tried both the cream of tartar and the peroxide. It did not seem to do any damage. Do let us know if this whitens your household gadgets. Heloise Dear Heloise: One of your readers sent in a way to crush cookies by stepping on them. May I submit "Georgia's method of making her stuffing"? We like dry bread stuffing so I keep a paper bag in my bread drawer. I drop all of our left over bread into this bag, which is kept open so the bread will dry out. Put the dry bread in a brown paper bag, then in a plastic bag. Put on flat shoes, then lay both bags on the floor (with the bread in it) and put your left foot on the twisted opening to keep the crumbs inside. Then. . . stomp with the right foot! Dump into » large bowl, run your hand through the bread crumbs, and take out any large jieces. Put them back into the g with more bread until you lave enough bread crumbs to make your stuffing. Georgia Kasum Heloise welcomes all mail, especially household hints which she can pass on to readers as space permits. However, because of the tremendous volume of mail she receives daily, Heloise is unable to answer all individual letters. She will answer readers' questions in her column whenever possible. 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