Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 2, 1964 · Page 16
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 16

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, August 2, 1964
Page 16
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MARLENE ANN TRAHAN Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Trahan announce the engage- menl of their daughter. Marlene Ann, to Gary James McCartney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. McCartney, all of this city. The wedding will be an event of Aug. 29 In the Boulevard Church of Christ. PENNY CUMMINGS Mr, and Mrs. Fred P. CumtningfJ pf ShreYeiwrt announce the engagement and Aug. 29 y/edding plaiw'pl their diHghter, Penny, and Clyde Dale Hoffpauir, son of Mr, and Mrs; Slyde Ivy Hoffpsw of this <J.Uy« The vows yrilMie said at 2 in the Ingleslde Baptist Chur?h of Shrevepori. Modern Youffi Sans Cash Can Wave Fun by Talking By VIVIAN BUOWN i AP Newsfeatures Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) You can have a good time even if you don't have a dime. That seems to bo the motto of some young people in the South. As one girl said, "If you can't do anything else, talk is cheap," Pass through the tiniest town, like Mays lick, for instance, and you find that young people have an answer to summer boredom. Boys gather around the corner store at eventide, just yakking about the day's chores and other things. Yakking in that fashion is almost a lost art, because the car has replaced those fast disappearing neighborhood hangouts — barber shop, drug store, candy store Yarn swapping should be i more universal pastime, At one spot conversation may e about work in cotton or to- )acco fields, but at another it s about going to school away rom home or getting engaged. Yarn - peddling Inspired dreams, aspirations, a spirit of ompetition. One girl would an- jiounce she just got an engagement ring or that the family ordered a new car, Boys bragged about the big fish that didn't get away. And all the good-humored fun, kept, youth's thoughts out in the open. Anyone could 'get in on a conversation! with small talk, even a newcomer, just by havini something tq say. And a good listener wjg'nighty popular, Soda fountains and tables have disappeared in many towns in urban, areas around the coun try and young people are dis- persed when they congregate in front of business establishments. Stand up snack b ^ s W e . the nearest one can come to the Id-fashioned idea Jn sorne areas. Young people latch on to teady dating, foursomes or ;ang up in conspiratorial little cliques that discourage outsiders. After all, someone must isten. Parents didn't like neighbor-, lood hangouts and helped knock the props out of that wholesome pastime. Now they don't always know where their youngsters are. A car can get you miles away from home in a jiffy. Teen-age canteens are the answer to restlessness in some areas, although there was some thing reassuring about the inter ested adult proprietor in th old-time spots who kept eagle eye peeled for problems. Simple pleas\ire§ are the most ui\ for people here. Many Kentucky gfels have slumber parties $r°ugh the summer, 'or bow else cguld they swap yarns with their friends about he, d.atea they've had tt$t week,? Pretty Betsy Kelsq, 16, whp goei to slumber parto sev-, eral times a week Is '-'always sleepy the next day because we don't do very much slum' bering. We just talk the n!gty away." Sock hops (look, no shoes) are popular here too as well as wa* ter skiing, swimming, cat fishr. ing. Certainly there is no bet. ter way to strike up a con« vernation ^ a stal P le . ' lwha t are you uslpg for bait?" FREE FIUH W1TII OUR QUALITY PHOTO FINISHING KODACOLOR AND Black and White (ASK FOR DETAILS) BOOT 5TOHES OPEN SUNDAY?, • GREIBWICH s "S lni Highway 14 at Oak Park Blvd. • 801 RYAN Downtown thru MS, SALE r«^^^^^ 1. 49 MAALOX LIQUID 07 12 Oz, BoJtle,., Say* A* Wftlgreen'sl %f * Reg. 2.17 Arctic Coder THICK STYROFOAM HCNDS THE COLD! 33c PINT PINE OIL CLEANSER, DISINFECTANT 39c TRANSISTOR RADIO BATTERY 5c GUM AND MINTS TRANSISTOR FSCRET 69c PLASTIC SHOE BOX POOLS, FILTERS TU£ AlK! 39cPIHT MOUTH WASH

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