The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 8, 1971 · Page 28
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 28

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Friday, October 8, 1971
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Children of Your Own!' - 6 local' Diets Ensure The Smallest Waist By ERMA BOMBECK and BIL KEANE txcirfM from tM took 'JUST WAIT TILL YOU HAVB CHILDREN OP YOUR OWNI' Copyright (c) 1 »n by Erm* •ombock intf Bll K.IM . PuMliliod by DouWtdoy t. Company, inc. Prom Fat is not a disease for all seasons. It manifests itself in teen age girls two weeks before the prom. Not three, not one, but two weeks. It is only then that the female species drops her elastic jeans, shinnies out of her bulky sweater, stands in front of the mirror and cries, "What happened?,'' Her concern turns to hysteria in the fitting room as she shops for her prom gown. "It's no use," said my daughter, slumping to the floor. "I've looked everywhere and I can't find it." "Find what?" I asked. "My waist. It 's gone. It was there last fall when I marched with the drill team. I remember. I tucked my blouse in at that spot and my skirt had a waistband on it." Prom Fat Fact or Fancy Hutchinson News Friday, Oct. 8, 1971 Page t Kansas Genealogical Society to Meet "It's here somewhere," I said, turning her around slowly. "We just have to find it. Try sucking in." • "I am sucking in," she said. "This is ridiculous. All we do is look for the narrowest part of your body." "That's my bust." "Oh. Well, then, bend over and I'll mark the crease." "It's no use," she said, pulling on the jeans. "I have a clear-cut case of Prom Fat. Let's buy the size 7 and I'll diet down to it." In the two weeks that ensued she was to try the following "local" diets. CINDY'S MIRACLE DIET A soft pretzel every three hours (mustard optional) No water. Repeat. No water. ("What happena when yon drink water?'* I asked. "Yon float aronnd the world In 89 days.") LUCTLLE'S EAT-LIKE-A FLY DIET Sugared doughnuts (all you can eat) Jelly buns (all you can eat) Cakes and cookies Any leftovers you can pick up. ("Flies exist on this," said Lucille, "and you never saw a fat fly, did you?") ELSIE'S EAT-AT-SCHOOL PLAN Eat In the school cafeteria for five days. This not only eliminates your consumption of lunch at noon, it destroys the taste buds for the other two meals. IRENE'S DESPERATION DIET PACKET 1 breath mint every three hours "No dinner for me. I'm on a DIET!" An 8x10 glossy of Mama Cass pasted on the refrigerator door. BARBARA'S BANANA DIET 8 bananas a day 8 glasses of water (A spare tire hanging from a tree in the back yard to swing from.) It was two days before the prom. True to her promise to herself, my daughter had shed eight pounds. She looked like Vincent Price, but she had indeed conquered Prom Fat. On the night of the dance, she ate only her eight bananas and drank eight glasses of water. It worked. The ball gown slide over her hips with ease. The waist had returned. The jeweled belt encircled it like slim fingers. The next morning I went to her room for the details. "How did it go?" I asked excitedly. "It was the most wonderful prom I have ever seen," she said. "There were little jars of soaps and perfumes around the table. There was an attendant who gave you a towel when you washed your hands and when the door opened the music was fabulous." "What do you mean when the door opened?'' I asked cautiously. "You sound like you're describing a rest room." "I am," she said. "I was there most of the evening. What with the water and all. Besides, I felt faint." "You mean you spent your entire senior prom in . .the John?" "Would it make you feel better," she said, "if I told you I had the smallest waist in the room?" (End of Series) The annual meeting and guest day of the Kansas Genealogical Society will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the activities room of the Dodge City Recreation Center, 700 Ave. G at Vine. The program "Carolina Cousins" will be given by Mrs. Robert Taylor, Cimarron, KGS librarian, assisted by Mmes. William Beck, Copeland, and Karl Bastian, Dodge City. MR. AND MRS. Simon Wiens of Inman will be honored with a service of praise at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by refreshments in the Bethel Mennonite Church south of Inman, in observance of their silver wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Wiens have two children, SueZan and Sidney, of the home. MRS. LUCILLE Bethel, RFD 1, was honored Wednesday afternoon with a birthday party. Mrs. Bethel's daughter, Mrs. Ralph Nichols of Nickerson, was hostess. Guests included the honorce's sister, Mrs. Charles Tillery, 211 North Main, South Hutchinson; and her other daughters, Tammie and Janell Devine, 1009 North Main. Other guests were Nancy Nichols, Michelle Lee Muth, Robert Lisowski, Nickerson; Wanda Corn well, Mmes. Gary E. Tillery, Psul Manke, Robert Goertzen, Bill Leinweber, Florence Brown, Inez Parsons and Vada Stout. Mrs. Bethel's other children are Danny, Ronnie and David Devine, all of Pacific Grove, Calif. She has seven grandchildren. THE 83rd birthday of Mrs. Myrtle Locke of Arlington was observed with a family dinner in the Royal Inn. Guests were Connie Locke, Marysville; Lorene Locke, Tc- peka; Pam Locke, Messrs. and Mmes. Ken Baker and Kerry, Hutchinson; Steve Locke and children, Scott and Stephany, Langdon; Gale Locke, Verdis Baker and Lorie Locke and son, Mark, Arlington. THE UNION Valley Church was the setting Wednesday of a tea for members of the Union Valley, Kings Garden, Maple Manor, Prosperity, Obee and Kent EHUs. Fall bouquets decorated the serving table. Hostesses were Mmes. Willis Hutchinson and Ivy Mendenhall. Members of the Obee EHU were in charge of the program. Esther Pankratz, Buhler, gave a review of the book "Hurrying Big for Little Reasons." Sherrie Mendenhall sang a solo, accompanied by Rene Schmucker. Among the guests were Mmes. Helen Blackwood and Phyllis Howerton, from the Reno County Extension Office. THE RENO County Historical Museum at Haven will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday for an open house. The public is invited to attend. MR. AND MRS. C. T. Eubank of Coats were honored with a family dinner in the Servateria in Pratt, in observance of their 60th wedding anniversary. Present were Dr. Lowell Eubank, Wilimgton, Del.; Messrs. and Mmes. Richard Mohnery, Manhattan; H o r a c e Eubank, Topeka; H. D. Eubank, Mrs. Phil Farmer, Pratt; Jim Eubank, Messrs. and Mmes. Charles Eubank and W. L. Eubank, Coats. Other guests for refreshments in the Eubank home following the dinner were Messrs. and Mmes. Orville Shelman, Cunningham; Ralph Staats, Don Dvorak, Richard Eads, Robert Ogle and family, Pratt; Mmes. Mildred Branson, Artha Norris, Abbie Howard, Bea Chastain and Margaret Kenworthy, Coats. WOMEN'S Civic Center Club will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in Women's Civic Center. A fall decor will provide the setting for fall fashions shown by Frank's, with Terry Bloskey as narrator, and Mrs. William Votruba coordinator. Models for the fashion show will be Mmes. Opal Batterton, Helen Brabets, R. L. Evans, Frank Fee, Wilber Murray and Wade Patton. United In Marriage Curiosity Among the Young Is Normal DEAR ANN LANDERS: Your answer to the mother who was horrified when she caught her young daughter and her cousin "playing doctor" was good. But it wasn't strong enough. Please re-emphasize that curiosity among the young is normal. Something similar happened to me when I was not quite 12. I was very naive sad thought it would be fun to "play doctor" with a boy who was 13. My parents discovered u§ and gave me such hell you can't imagine what it did to me. We were devout Catholics and they drummed it into my head that j I was a vile creature — that God bated me, that I was doom­ ed, etc. For months, I had nightmares that I had died in my sleep because I wasn't fit to live. For years I felt guilty and feared every normal urge. The very thought of kissing a boy made me sick. I longed for male attention but I was terrified that I might do something sinful if I were alone with a boy- My erotic daydreams were always about violent and forbidden sex. It took years of professional help and thousands of dollars to get myself straightened around. Please, Ann, print this letter and urge parents to understand that the sex drive is normal and natural and that young children who are made to feel guilty about normal instincts can be scarred for life. —Lucky I Made It HELLO, LUCKY. Here 's your letter. Thanks for providing the re-emphasis. CONFIDENTIAL To Sweets To The Sweets And Nuts To You: Sorry, I can't possibly publish every letter in the paper. I do select all the letters myself, however, and I take full responsibility for every column. The views expressed in this space are my own—and not those of the editor, the publisher, or the publisher's wife. James Madden Sharon Hawkins St. Bernard's Catholic Church Ellsworth was the setting for the marriage of Sharon Hawkins to James Madden. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hawkins, Geneseo, and Mrs. Alice Madden, Bunker Hill. The ceremony was officiated by Revs. Roy Brotton, Russell, and James F. Hoover. Musicians were Mrs. Louis Splitter, Geneseo, and Herbert Hawkins Jr., Holly, Colo., brother of the bride. Sister of Bride Honor attendants were Mrs. David Borgen, Holly, sister of the bride; and Dennis Rumley, St. Louis, Mo. Other attendants were Kyle Splitter, Geneseo, and Joe P. Theilen, Dorrance. Ushering were Larry Green, Russell, and Mr. Borgen, Holly. Flowergirl and ringbearer were Janell Scritchfield, Topeka, and Brian Borgen, Holly. Rice bags were distributed by Steven Borgen, Holly. The reception was in the parish hall. Mr. and Mrs. Madden will be STEAMATIC carper .cleaning "CM O009 (or • Cltan Rug" Phon. Ml-2531 at home in Bunker Hill. The bridegroom is employed by the Russell County Highway Department. George tirethotvr Rita Wierman Wedding vows were exchanged in St. Mary's Catholic Church, McCracken, by Rita Wierman and George Brethowr. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wierman, McCracken, and Mrs. Irene Mengel, Hartley, Iowa. Officiating at the ceremony was Rev. Russell Simms. Providing music were John Stewart, Topeka, and Mrs. Arlene Rues. Altar boys were Pat Linenberger, Dodge City, and William Green way. Honor Attendants Maid of honor and best man were Marilyn Wierman, sister of the bride, and Roger Earls, Topeka. Other attendants were Judy Wierman, Brownell; Karla Rlcholson, Ness City; Dennis Gessner, Topeka; and Ray Wierman, brother of the bride. Ushers were William Marshal, Mrs. James Madden (Sharon Hawkins) Paul Holzein, Topeka; J. Dean and Neal Ochs, WaKeeney. The reception was in the McCracken Grade School and a dance was given in the Ness City American Legion building Following a wedding trip, the couple will be at home in Topeka, where Mr. Brethowr is serv ing with the U.S. Air Force stationed at Forbes AFB. Mrs. Brethowr atended Fort Hays Kansas State College,' Mr. and Mrs. George Brethowr (Rita Wierman) Hays, and is employed in Topeka by the American Yearbook Co. love is... . . . letting him choose bis tie himself. Ctttiiffc it n lot AHottrt nui and FREE Shoe Wardrobe We are giving away a four pair Naturalize shoe wardrobe at the close of business on Saturday. Be sure to register. No purchase necessary, no obligation ... You need not be present to win. Saturday Is the Last Day to Register SHOES FOR EVERY MINUTE. EVERY OCCASION, EVERY DAY. 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