The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 3, 1963 · Page 7
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 7

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 3, 1963
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Ann Landers Spellen Wirds Aunt Everthang Dear Ann Landers: Twelve yean ago I was graduated from the University of Chicago I made Phi Beta Kappa and received graduate fellowships at Columbia and the University of Michigan. My husband was in medical school at the time and we needed a steady income more than we needed another degree in the family, so I went to work for a m a i 1 o r- der house. To my surprise I found the work fascinating. I have continu- AM ed to work, having taken time out for my two babies. And now, 12 years later I find myself unable to spell the simplest words — thanks to the public. When one sees "grateful" spelled "greatful" several times a day it can be confusing. I will never know for certain if occasion has two c's and one s — or is it one c and two s's? The other evening I asked my husband to read a letter I had written and he was shocked at my spelling. When I explained that letters from the public had ruined me, he replied, "Impossible. You must have been a poor speller always." Ann, please tell him it can happen.—EDITH Dear Edith: Not only can it happen, it did happen — to me. But what you lose in spelling you make up for in knowlidge (cq) of human nature. It's wirth (cq) it. Dear Ann Landers: The letter signed, "No Pulse," from the woman who had a jewel of a husband but wanted him to "keep his hands off," interested me. My first husband was extremely handsome and a great lover but a rotten husband. It wasn't worth it. My present husband is wonderful. He's a great husband but a rotten lover. I am perfectly willing to accept his clumsiness and count my other blessings, but it's not as simple as that. A man who has even a small degree of sensitivity knows mechanical love-making — the duty brand. I'm sure my husband senses my lack of genuine enthusiasm. There are long periods of silence when I strongly sus pect he is brooding over his ineptness as a lover. Your advice to "No Pulse" was to seek outside help. How does one go about it? Wouldn't it crush a man's ego to be told he is a romantic failure? Help me please. I don't want to lose this wonderful guy.—S.A.D. Dear S.A.D.: By your own admission you've already told him he's a romantic failure in— Ian guage more eloquent than words And now I hope you will do something about the problem. Tell your husband what you fine unpleasant about his love-mak ing. A man who cares for his wife and wants to please her is teachable. (P.S. To men who have the problem: Women are teachable, too.) Dear Ann Landers: I was wait- ng for a bus the other day and t was awfully windy and cold. A man who works in the same office building drove right past me and waved. I was shocked. I hadn't been at my desk more han five minutes before the man telephoned me and said, "I sup»se you think I'm an old meanie 'or passing you up this morning so I want to explain. I never take passengers to work in bad weather because if we have an accident the passenger can sue me for all I'm worth." I was dumb-founded. I had never heard of this. Is he right? It seems a great many people ride with friends and nobody worries about getting sued. Please explain.-FROZEN STIFF Dear Stiff: Laws vary from state to state on the degree of responsibility of a driver for his sassengers. But this hardly quali "ies as an excuse to pass up 'riends. Dear Ann Landers: Several days ago the daughter of a close friend eloped. Everyone was very sur prised. When the girl and her husband returned from their elopement the parents of the girl gave a reception for the couple. We were invited to the reception. Now the big question: Do we owe the couple a wedding gift? t've heard that unless a person is invited to the wedding, there is no need to send a gift. True or false?—PIE FACE Dear Pie Face: You don't owe" the couple anything. A gift should reflect your feelings for the people. Confidential to Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Take the sea, Mister. The devil will prove too expensive — emotionally as well as financially. 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. Donate To Milk Fund Jaycee Jaynes voted a $5 con tribution to the PTA milk fund at the meeting last evening with Mrs. Chet Worl. Mrs. Richard Bryan assisted. For the program Mrs. Oliver Curby displayed hats she has made and demonstrated how to renew old hats and rejuvenate artificial flowers. Mrs. Larry Williams was a new member present and Mrs. Bob Roberts and Mrs. James Edwards were guests. Refreshments, were served. 120 W. 3rd., Ottawa, Ks. (Across from Ford Garage) For The Young... and tender in years, don't forget to stop by for those precious little styles that are sure to win compliments by the dozens... 2. 99 and COLORS: Black, Red and White priced at For Mother... You'll like the RED PATENTS to match daughters... only.... .... They'll even want to photograph you in these dress-alike combinations. BONNIE'S SHOE BOX 120 W. 3rd. Ottawa, Kansas A layette shower was given recently for David Wayne, infant son of Mr. and Mrs Anthony lossman, at Mrs. Gene Herm. reek's home, Richmond. Assisting were Mrs. Gene Brock, Mrs. Oscar Newmaster and Mrs. Verna jlaze. The gifts were presented from decorated baby basket. Pwenty-five were present and four others unable to attend sent gifts. Refreshments included individual cakes shaped as booties and decorated in four colors. MR. AND MRS. RONALD LEON WEEMS Couple Wed In Garnett Church Socialettes Chapter GL, PEG, had 15 mem- >ers and a guest, Mrs. J. N. Carer, Garnett, at the meeting with Mrs. Robert M. Clogston yesterday. Mrs. Robert B. Anderson was co-hostess. For the program, ach member read an article for he Record, official publication of he sisterhood. Highland Avenue club members gave puzzles and answers for roll call yesterday at Mrs. Harold French's home. Bingo and visit- ng formed the recreation. Mrs. Albert Masenthin led devotions. Present were 11 members, a vis- tor, Mrs. Stella Fouts, Colorado, and two children. Refreshments were served at the close. Love and Loyalty Club was en- ertained at Mrs. Mary Hayward's home last evening. Mem- )ers gave the Lord's prayer and he flag salute and told of Easter plans for roll call. Cards were signed to send to sick members, lefreshments were served follow- ng games. WCTU will meet Thursday at p.m. in the chapel of North Japtist Church. The Herald pays $5 every week or the best news tip turned in by a reader. Karen Kae Tice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T i c c, Richmond, and Ronald Leon Weems, son of Cecil Weems, Garnett, were married March 23, in Garnett Methodist Church. Rev. Ray Firestone officiated. Attendants for the couple were Mr. and Mrs. James Yeager. Mrs. Yeager wore a black and white dress with white carnation corsage. The bride wore a street length dress of light blue dacron trim med with lace insets, white ac cessories and corsage of Pink Bountiful miniature roses. A reception was at the bride's home for immediate families oi the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Weems are at home in Gardner and plan a future trip. The bride gives music lessons. She is a 1962 graduate of Richmond High School the groom graduated in 1962 from Garnett High School. He is custodian at Valley View Elementary School, Over land Park. Complete Line at Albright's light sale Layette Shower Demonstrates Artificial Respiration Mrs. Bill Osburn, county health nurse, gave the program for Entre Nous last evening. She showed a film on artificial respiration and gave a demonstration of the mouth to mouth method. Mrs. Franklin Sheldon was hostess assisted by Mrs. Tom Porter and Mrs. Jerome Minnick. It was announced there will be a special meeting April 16, at Mrs. Robert F. Miller's home. New officers elected are Mrs. Couple Wed In Oklahoma Barbara Boyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Boyer, 1116 W. 7th, and Jim Morton, son of Mrs. Minnie Morton, 739 S. Mulberry, were married March 30, in Miami, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Morton went on a short wedding trip and are at home at 126 S. Locust. The bride is employed at People's National Bank. The groom is employed with Central Steel Co., in Kansas City. Both are graduates of Ottawa High School. Kodak FILM and FINISH Prompt Service and Open Evenings John G. Kaiser Drug Store (In Masonic Bldg.) Torn Gleason, president; Mrs. THE OTTAWA HERALD Harold Gahagen, vice-president; Mrs. Bob Reiter, treasurer; and Mrs. Vernon Chism, secretary. Wednesday, April 3, 1M3 DESBOIS Parfum do Spring begins with Muguet des Bois . . . its haunting' lily-of-the-valley fragrance surrounds you, filling the air with romance. Crystal Mist ....... .2.50 Ousting Powd«r_.J.OO Compounded by Coly In Ihe U.S.A. RANEY REXALL DRUG Downtown Prescription Druggists 304 S. Main Phone CH 2-3092 PEOPLES NATIONAL BANKI TIME TEMPERATURE rffcfr/**? PAYDAY SAVINGS DAY A Banker Speaks Of The Past -- MONTH PER LIGHT NOTHING DOWNING INTEREST NO CARRYING CHARGES OF ANY KIND Choose from thin threi Gas Lights ... and buy on special terms now in effect for a limited time only! It's the perfect time to add charm to your home ... and all-night protection against prowlers. EJ The Homesteader adds beauty to any home (white finish), g The Downtowner combines traditional with modem (black finish), (c| Chimflow (model 100) with traditional styling, (black finish over copper). All throe available with double or single mantles only .................... --------- .................... $47piu»Tix OTHER MODELS PRICED AT ONLY $45 Piu. 1>x Pricn Inclufc pott, Instillation, with u» to 90 ft. of See any Company employee or visit our office THE I. SBRVICK CO. Ntluftl AM far Homt, tutinttt »nj Indvttry (Recently W. B. DeVilbiss, chairman of the board, completed 59 years with the Peoples National Bank. In this and subsequent articles he will recall early days of banking in Ottawa and this area.) By W. B. DeVILBISS It was in February of 1903 that I came to Kansas with my family from Central, Iowa. We settled on a farm near Princeton where we lived until the fall of 1903. Then we moved to Ottawa and soon afterward I became engaged in the laundry business way out on South Main . . . about where John Kaiser's drug store is today. In November of 1904 I sold the laundry and was about to return to Iowa. The late Rev. R. F. McCune, a close friend, insisted however that he would find me a job. He recommended me to W. B. Kiler who was then the cashier of the Peoples National Bank. Mr. Kiler offered me a job at bookkeeping which I accepted and^l recall that I went to work in the bank on Dec. I, 1904. My first day's work was to post three days of business caused by the illness of the late Fred Marcell, who was an employee at the time. Having had considerable experience in bookkeeping, the posting of the journal ledger system wasn't too difficult, but it did take some time to become familiar with banking terms. I soon learned that debits must have offsetting credits or one was in trouble when it came to getting a balance. Many a time I have had to return to the bank after supper to complete the day's work and find a balance. At that time the bank personnel consisted of four officers and three bookkeepers. All the journal ledger records were kept by the pen and ink method. We had one adding machine. Fountain and ball-point pens were unknown then. We needed a bottle of red ink for people who had the habit of overdrawing their accounts. I recall on one occasion when the red ink supply got low that a valued depositor, Captain Ransom, offered to buy us one if we thought it too expensive. Deposits for one day would be from $2,500 to $7,000 or $8,000 with total amount of checks from $2,000 to $6.000. We had between 300 and 400 accounts with total deposits from $500,000 to $600,000. The banking business certainly has changed in these 59 years. From seven persons in the bank we have grown to 20 persons in the bank. Today girls operating automatic machines post the accounts and provide our 4,000 depositors with up-to-date records of their accounts. Dollar-wise the value of a day's deposits has climbed to $300,000. However, the normal amount runs $150,000 to $250,000 and checks often reach similar proportions. Meet Your Friends at "The Friendly Bank" Peoples MEMBER F.D.I.C.

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