THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. rLLINOIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1964, Former Residents Wed 55 Years Mr. and Mrs, Raymond Tlirel- keld JeniJngs of BcUeville, Lli- nois will observe their Fifty-fifth ! wedding anniversary on November 30. They were married in East St. Louis on Thanlcsgivlng Day in 1911, Mrs, Jennings was Martha Ahlert before her marriage. They have two daughters, Mrs, L. Dean Paisely of Belleville and Mi-s. Orville \V. Bauhnian of St. Louis, two grandsons, two gi*and- daughters and one great-grandson. Both of their grandsons are sei-ving in the Armed Forces, James Bachman in the Marine Corps at Santa Ana, California, and Robert Paisley in the Air Force at Lackland Air Foix:e Base at San Antonio, Texas. On Thanksgiving Day there will be a family celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arvillo W. Bachman, 11062 Saginaw Drive, St. Louis County, They were residents of Mt, Vernon from 1934 until about 1959, MRS. THOMAS A, TREADON Wliito tlowers decorated the candlelit setting for the wedding October 29, of Miss "Catherine Price Craven and Itieut Thomas Alexander Treadon, USAF. The Rev. William Drennan performed the eleven o'clock cere- was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Miss Mary Einig, Miss Nancy Nordmann, and Miss Liz Craven, also a sister of the bride. They*wore floor length gowns of green and pink brocade featuring short puffed mony at Our Lady of Lourdes t sleeves, scooped neckline and Church, and afterwards a recep- 1 empire waist trimmed in pink tionWas held at Norwood HiUs Country Club, The bride, daugliter of Mi-s. Roy Francis Craven, 7355 Maryland Avenue, University Qty, Missouri, the former Florence Price of this city, who was given in marriage by her brother, J. Michael Craven, wore a gown of ivory satin empire in fashion featuring scooped neckline and elbow length sleeves appli- quel in reembroidered Alencon lace^ her veil was full length mantilla edged with Alencon lace. Her bouquet was of stephanotis end motii orchids. Her sister. Miss Mary Craven | Air Force. velvet. They carride a single pink cabbage rose. Lieut. Treadon, son of Mr. and Mi-s. Alexander of Treadon of Cleveland, Oliio, had his brother, Robert Treadon as best man. Groomsmen were Lieut. Robert Panke, USAF, Tuscon, Arizona, Lieut, Peter Hesford. USAF, Old Mistic, Conn., Lieut. Thomas Koss, USAF, Philadelphia, Pa., Lieut. Richard Burbridge, USAF, St. Louis, Mo., and R. Francis Craven, brother of the bride. The couple will make their home in Tuscon, Arizona, where he is stationed with the U,S. PERSONAL Deane Gla .ssford of Hoffman, HI., made a business trip to Mt. Vernon yesterday. Qiris Holler of Snlem transacted business in the King City Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. George Antonelli of Christopher spent yesterday afternoon shopping in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Ruby Gregory of Sandoval visited friends and shopped in the King City Tuesday. Billy Riley of Due made a business trip to Mt. Vernon yesterday. Mr. and Mrs, Mai-vin Settle and son of Ina were business visitors and shoppers in the King City Tuesday, Mrs. Florence Duncan of Di.x transacted business and shopped in Mt. Vernon yesterday afternoon. Archie Brookman of Texico was a business visitor in the Kin City Tuesday. Eugene Lovin of Opdyke made a business trip to Mt Vernon yesterday. i Mrs. Martha Wells of Bonnie spent Tuesday afternoon shopping in the King aiy. B,T. Schierbaum of Bluford ti'ansacted business in Mt. Vernon yesterday. MISS HELEN ANN McCOY Mrs. Beatrice McCoy of this city is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Helen Ann, to James D. Rusher, son of Mr, and Mrs. James Rusher of Benton, The bride-elect, a 1964 graduate of Benton Township High School, Ts employed at the Lincoln Heritage Insurance Company in this city. The prospective bridegroom, a 1962 graduate of the West Frankfort high school has served four years with the U.S. Air Force and is now attending school in Lockport, III. A February wedding is being planned. FOR LADIES ONLY... Letters, Calls Explain How Skillet Fork Creek Was Named By SALLY SOCIETY Joy Class Meets Tlie Joy Class of Logan Street Baptist cliui-ch met November 10 at the home of Mrs. Mary Goddard with ten member.'; present. Mrs. Barbara Schwennln- ger and Mrs. Betty Justice were guests. The highlight of the evening was the impressive installation of new officers conducted by Mr Justice. Mi-s. Catherine Michcls offered prayer. Mrs. Aria Bohlen. president, presided and led the group in the reading of the class Aim, scripture, and the Class Sonp. ScripUn-al roll call was conducted and Lucy Harlan pi-esen- ted the devotions. Games were conducted by Mrs. Shai-on Reese and prizes won by Carol Crawford, Aria Bohlen, find Catlierine Michels. Refi-eshments were senod by the hostrss and co-hostesscs, Lucy Harlan and Carolyn Irvin. Ei»i;lt 'S AuxilK^ry The auxiliai-y of Fnii.inal Order of Eagles, .\erie 27'Jl, met NoNcmber 8 at tlic club rooms With fifty members present. Four new members wore welcomed. Games were played and prizes awarded to Lora Lisonby, Betty McDonald, and Dorotliy Giili- her. Refreshments were served by Louise Roberson, Beulah Sander and Irene Wheeler, MRS. EDWARD BOURKE MANTLE, JR. Woodlawn P,T,A, The Parent-Teacher Associa- tior. will meet Thui-sday evening, November 17, at 7:30 o'clock at the Woodlawn grade school. Col. John R. Fenoli will be guest speaker. (Marj' Jane Studio) On Sunday nfioniooii. November 6, Miss Sandi-a Anne Sanders became the bride of Edward Bourke Mantle, Jr, The double ring ceremony was perfomed at Iwo o'clock at Logan Sti-eet Baptist chuiTJi with the Reverend Frank Trotter officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Sanders of Students Sing At Meeting Of Rotary Club The: Mt Vernon Rotary Club was delightfully entertained by K preview of musical numbers from the high school operetta "lA'l Abner" -when the weekly luncfaeon meeting was held Tuesday at the L, and N, Cafe. Greg Backes, as Li'l Abner and ' Ginger Coats, as Daisy Mae, and Mark Wheeler, as Marryin' Sam, presented solos, Nursing Home, 1300 Broadway, SOCIALLY YOURS . .. By SALLY Parker ToUey ol WU'/j Randolph street in McLeansboro will be 88 years old tomorrow, November 17, we were told today in a note fi'om his sister, Mrs. Sam Warren, also of McLeansboro, . . Mrs, Agnes Parker, a resident of tlie Setzefcom duets, and trios which will be included in the show. Visitors were Rotarian Frank Gumm of Carbondale and the Reverend Marvin Berkeland, minister of the Mt. Vernon prince of Peace Luthem church. Joe Sutton will be the main speaker when the gi-oup meets next Tuesday, He will tell of his experiences and impressions while on a recent trip to Russia. will be 86 years old November 21 according to Margaret Tolley, activities dii'ector at the Home. . . Mrs. Mary WhlseU' hunt of Bonnie will be 70 years old November 20 we have been informed by her daughter, Mrs. Esther Williams and Mrs, Wanda Bullock, both of Bonnie. We are mailing a card to each one today and we do hope each will receive many others. A Royal Welcome Awaits You! Our Chi'istmas card gallery is open now and ready for your early visit. Here you'll find the merriest Christtnas cards ever — Hallmark cards you'll want to have imprinted vnth your name to serve as your pereonal messenger of good will and good taste. When you select a design from one of our Hallmai-k Albums, you can be sure the cards you send will receive a royal welcome, too. Do come in soon for a leisurely selection. Order Your Hallmark Personolized Christmas Cords Now. JACKSON'S OFFER YOU: • Guatanifd Satisfaction • Credit Terms • Free Gift Wrapping • Greater Sfrvice • Greoter Selection • Everyday Lew Pricee M. E. JACKSON SOUTH SIDE SQUARE Southern Illinois' Lending Jeweler for Over 45 Years Today I have news lor tlic gentleman who asked me to tiy and find out how SkiiJet Fork Creek received its name. . , Since the request appciired in this column, I've received several explanations—ranging from technical terminology to humorous stories. . . . Since the request came from one who explained that lie lived bel;\-een Ml. Vernon and Fairfield. I'll begin with the explanation which came to me from Fairfield and was signed *'A onco-in-avvhile Male Reader" .... his ciud reads like this: "llic name must come from a skillet — for they have been around a long time. . . The fork I 'efers to the Dear Abby - Hte Best Defeiiae Is a Good Offense By AMgsil Van Buren DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend stood me up last night. He didn't call me before work this morning to explain, so I called him later and he got mad at me for being mad at him for standing me up. He said I should j have "understood." Tell me,' what are the ethics in such a situation? WTTHHOLn MY NAME DEAR WITHHOLD: YOUR boyfriend has learned that the best defense is a good offense. It's bad enough that he stood you up, but If you could reach him by phone later, he could have reached you by phone to explain. Lose him. Unless you are prepared to "understand" a lot of other things you can't understand. DEAR ABBY: How can a good looking single girl get a fur coat? PEGGY imR PEGGY: Get a wolf and skin him. DEAR ABBY: There ia a lady in our neighborhood everybody calls "PRIVATE IDA" because she goes around like a detective inspecting everyb9dy's trash. She's actually been seen going up and down the alleys looking into people's trash cans. She told someone that she learns who cooks nice meals, and who opens cans and serves TV dinners. She says she knows the beer drinkers, gin drinkers and wine drinkers. And how much they drink, too. What can be done about a busy body like ' county, an unknown fisherman sizzling grease. . . Then, all of a sudden, he lost his balance., . the skillet ended up in the creek and he — sad to say—lost his balance and, in falling, somehow The motiiers of llie sbc gi'ade ...... ... ^. ^^.^^^^^ „L students will serve refreshments, i this city and the bridegi-oom is I the son of Mr. and Mrs, Edwai-d Lo Ls Li Class Bourke, Sr., of Bardwcll, Ky. . „. , The altar was decorated with The Lo La Li Class of First ^^^^^^^ gladiolus and white stock Presbyterian church will meet ^^^^ ^rass standards, pahns at Thui^y evening. November 17, ^4^,^, ^-^^ y,^ ^^^^^j at 8:00 o'clock at he home ^ ^.^^^y ^^^^ ^ of Mrs. Harold E. White. 1,,^,;^^ ^^,p^^ entrance of the church to the altar. Mrs. Edro Snider, oi-ganist, W,S,O.S. Meets The regular meeting of West! Salem, W.S.C.S, was held Novem-; played a medley of nupital selec- mnn.^god to connect with the fork! ber 13 with Mrs. Marian Danner j ''ons preceding the exchange of bridegroom. They were dressed • wore fhc orchid bvm her bfldil exactly like the matron of honor ; bouquet. and carried cascade bouquets of | Tlic bride is a graduate of tfie carnations and sweetheart rose.s. j Mt, Vernon Township High School Little Miss Cathy Sanders, niece of the bride, of Highland Park, 111., was flower girl. She wore an ankle lengtli dress of pink styled like those of the adult attendants and she carried a basket filled with rose petals, Jei-i7 Gibson of Wickliffe. Ky., was best man. The groomsmen were David Kimbell of Clinton, Ky., Ron Absher of Murray, Ky„ Philip Holt of Memphis, Tenn., , and James Kirk of Harrisburg, j lU. and has attended Murray State College at Murray, Ky., for the p;ist two years. The bridegroom graduated from Bai'dwell high school and from Murray State College with a degree in both Business and Agriculture, They ' are making their home in Bard* • well wlicrc he is engaged in agricultural itiduslries. A rehearsal dinner was given • i)y the bridegroom 's parents et the L. and N, Cafe. ^ Those attending the weddii« The mother of the bride wore 1 1 ^1°"^ °' ''ere Mr. and in a most painful manner , . . Then, in his agony and frustration, he was heard to wail like this: "SKILLET. . . FORK"., . And, folks with a keen sense of humor and not much sympathy helped him to remove the fork which was lodged sort uf east of his west hip pocket, then .stjirted calling the creek by the name it now bears. . . Mrs., Walker, by the way, is curious' about the name of still another locality. . , She wants to know just how and when branch of a stream.. . In ab- i "°''c^Creek recieved its name. Stracts of White county, 111.. I've noticed old land descriptions written like this : Section 19- TS8E on the Mill Shoals of the Skillet Fork of the Little Wabash Rivci-". . . . Now, before I proceed to the other explanations, I want to thank this unknown gentleman not only for this information, but also for being a once-in-awhile reader. . . . (Naturally. I would | So, I join her in eagerly awaiting the stoi-y. re in charge of devotions. Nineteen sick calls were ported. The Society will pay registration fees for each member of the West Salem Methodist Youth vows and slie also accompanied -Mrs. Gary BoWen as she sang "More," "Because," and, during the ceremony, she sang "The Lord's Pr;iyer." „ ,, . , . . ^ , J I 'T'T ' ';»pers were lighted by Fellowship who wishes to attend j David Kightnower, Jr., of Orange, the Methodist Youth Fellowship Training School at Centralia on November 18. Mrs, Marion Danner was in Te.\as, and David Woods of Bardwell, Ky., cousins of the bride. Given in marriage by her fath- , - ,,. , , , , , "^t^ '''"irfc wore a floor length chargeof a_ss^emW^ gown styled in silk- faced peau de sole. The fitted kits for refugee children of southeast Asia and presented them at the World Community Day services. Mi-s. Marge Fi-akes and Mi-s. bodice had a scooped neckline and the bell-shaped skirt had lace applique and seed pearl de_ , , ,„ tail and featui-ed a sweeping Dorothy Jones wiU prepare the | ,^ai„ accented with lace motifs monthly supper for the Metho-} ^^^^ j,,,^,^, j^^,^. Then, from -Mi's. Christine Hai-- j dist Youth Fellowship on Sunday : j^^^gj,^ illusion evening November 20. ' Members were reminded to low of 4(M Harrison street, I received a telephone call telling me a stoi-y—as told to her by her father, Uriah McCoy. . . . His account went like this: A pioneer wife, camping with her husband on the banks of the creek, had bad luck when she tried to use the creek as a kit- be highly pleased to find thai f'*^" ^'"l^ for washing her cook- he decided to be an all-the-lime '"^ utensils. . , . Folks started! shoulder was at- soie and bring red stocking gifts and Mys-:j ,XtH ^^f^'^?^ carried a cascade bouquet of lached to a peau de tery Pal or fifty cent exchange gifts to the December meeting. Mrs. June Vaughn was welcomed as a new member. Hostesses were Mrs. Darlene Bird, Mrs. Joan Deitz, and Mrs. Nora Davis. reader of this column. . , And, I am most happy thai the column seeking tlie origin of this referring to the stream as "the | Wedding Announced place where the old lady lost her skillet ;ind fork—" and, so it creek's name caught his inter-! came into being est.) ^ stuck. -0- -0- -(I- Mrs. Susan Walker of UIV south 21st street tells mo she is a constant reader of whal sho finds in this space—blcs.s her. . . And from her, 1 ifci'ivcrl a tt-l- ephone call with this intcrfsl- ing account of how the creek received its unusual name . . . according to her tatlier, Henry Gregory, who. lived in Wayne her? A NEIGHBOR DEAR NEIGHBOR: Every | had rigged up a campfire on the banks of this creek and. skillet and fork in hand, he wa.s neighborhood has its characters j putting some nice fish into iht: who provide comic relief. Enjoy them! DEAR ABBY: My daughter is 34, has two cWldrcn, and has been a widow for five years. She is planning to get married a- gaJn. Her fiance Is 40 and has never been married. He wants a big, formal church wedding with all the trimmings. Do we have to go thru all that expense again? It cost us over Jl,500 the first time, and we are old now and retired. And that would mean going into our life .savint;.'., i really don't know anythini: about how to do a second v nddins,' Can you help me'.' NO NAME, PLEASE DEAR NO NAME: Exi.lam ihc> circumstances to your cloigy- man. It can be a beautiful church wedding, liut all tlie frills and formality (bridal veil, etc.) are inappropriate for the second time .-iround. If the groom insists on a lot of extras that would put a strain on your [loc- ketbook, let him provide them. LI'L ABNEK November 17 — IS (Thurs. - Fri.) High School Agd. SEATING ARRANGEMENTS $1.80) H.78) 11 .75) 92.0O) (Doon open mt 7:18 — Show at 8:00) (SoM mt door) Enter Xorth and South Lobby ioon (l»ve exact change please) Merth.Oeater and SonthK^enter Lobby ioen (Baloooy) Enter North and South Lobby doors Box Office opens at 7:40 to sell unsold tickets -0- -0- -0- Kalhy Whilaker of 179 Oriole up iheiv in Tinley Park. 111., broke a long silence to tell me she is eager to hear how the creek receivpd its name because she srew up in the community and has often wondered about it. . . Then, too, (here is another community she wants to have explained to her. . . She wants sciineone to tell her how Starvation Corner received its name...This is located south of Wayne City, so she tells me . . She remembers hearing her fa thcr. Tell Purvis, talk about it . , An((, she is also wanting to know wlw named Auxier creek— located north of Dahlgren. .So. 1 join tlic other curious today in hoping for the story connected bhind the unusual names mentioned here today. Could be, I'll be receiving infoiniulion requested today — and, again, my thanks to Fred and Ahneda londers of this city . . It was their account of how Sweet Lips, Tennessee, received it.s name that started this delightful readei' reaction regarding u- rique community titles. As said before, I 've really been having the time of my life reading the responses, talking to friendly folks on the telephone, and then Bharing (ho details witli the readers of this column. (Meanwhile, in case you are ctiriotis about the naming of a community. . . Or, if you JiHvc inlorniatiun reagai -ding such a naming, I hope you'll let nie hear from you.) Miss Lnda Lou Fields and Everett Dalby were married Saturday evening, Nomber 12. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Bob Sledge at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs, Mildred A. Fields. 917 south 17th street. The brides father is Frank Fields of Texico. Mrs. Dana Atkinson of this city and the bride's mother served as attendants. white roses and stephanotis centered with a white orchid. Her only jeweliy was a diamond pendant, a gift ol the bridegroom. Mrs. Ron Absher of Murray, Ky., was mat)-on of honor. She wore a floor length dress fashioned in crunbon-y brocade bodice with empire waistline and pastel pink skirt. A brocade panel extended from the shoulders to the hemline and she earned a cascade bouquet of sweetheart roses. The bridesmaids wore Miss Sharon Myers of Owensboro, Ky., Miss Kaye Holding and Miss Maiy Pat Owen, botii of this city, and .Miss Margo Mantle, of Bardwell, Ky., sister of the a street length two-piece ensemble styled in champaigne silk alpaca with liarmonizing accessories. Tlie bridegroom's mother wore an ice blue and mint green brocade ensemble with gi-een accessories and each wore a corsage of cymbidium orchids. • A reception was held in Fellowship Hall at the church. The bride's table was covered with white satin over net. It was draped with garlands of smilax tied with red and pink satin streamers and held a five-tiered wedding cake topped with a tiny bride and bridegroom and was decorated with pink and white roses and tiny doves. Tall pink ] tapers in silver candelabra corn- Mrs. Charles A. Klaber, Mr. and' • Mrs. N. A, Klapp, Judy Burnett, • .Mrs. Dewayne Smith and Dennis Cox, all of Murray, Ky., Mr. and • Mi-s. Gene Fairchild and chil-^ dren, of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs, Stanley Inurt and Mr. and Mra. R. L. Bailey, Jr., of Paducalv Ky.. Paul Fi-anchini of New Yortc City, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Greene • imd family, EvansviUe, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wheeley and" son, Woodbum, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. • Joe Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Jamee FiJin, Kay and Lorena Anderson," Henderson, Ky,, Mr. and Mrs.- Stanion Pierce, Centi-alia, Pam ' Pines, Cairo, 111., Ben Gruzet, • Noble, 111., Mr. and Mrs. J. F, • 1 Combs. Wayne City, Mr. and Mrs, Terry. Ariington, Ky.. and Mr. serving were Mrs. J. W. Sanders of Highland Park, 111., sister-in- law of the bride; Miss Myrt Arthurs. Miss Alice Stewart, and Miss Sue Laird, all of this city, assisted by Mrs. Ruth Hirons, Mrs. Shirley Shwitz, Mrs. Helen Bayer, Mi -s. Leah Clark, and Mrs. Jean Owens. Tlie gift table, decorated in pink and white, was in enlarge of Miss Jon Ann .Morgan of Owensboro, Ky.. and Mis, Jerry Gibson of Wickliffe. Ky., and the guest register was in charge of Miss Jodi Clymore, Paducah, Ky. Pre-nupital parties wei-e given by members of the Christian Church Guild of Bradwell, Ky., Miss Maiy Pat Owen and Miss Kaye Holding, Mrs. Austin Owens, Mrs. Kenneth Holding, and Mi-s. Sidney Hirons. For a wedding trip to New Orleans, the bride changed to a cranberry and pink suit with harmonizing accessories and and -Mrs. Jim Jansen, Effingham, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bourke Mantle. Sr.. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mantle, Mr. and Mrs. Phllis! Holt, Mr. and Mrs. David Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Bean, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Harlow, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Nave, Mrs Otlf; I Holt, .Mr. and Mrs. John L. Bea»> ley, Mr, and Mi-s. Harry Ward, Mr. and Mi-s. Cecil Beardsley,,Sue Yates, Edward Yates, Don Yates, Lan-y Lee Sims, all ol--, Bardwcll; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Akere. and Mrs. Goi-trude Bidwell,. Owensboro, Ky., -Mr. and Mre.. William E. Hall and children,; Frankfort, Ky., .Mr. and Mrs,, David Rightower, Jr.. Orange, Tex., Mr, and Mrs. David Kirk,.. Harrisbui-g, 111., Mrs. Ralph Sanders, Toby-Lane, Carmi, Mr. and Mrs, Lane Desper, Mr, and. Mrs. Vernon Sanders, all of Oma> ha, 111., and Mrs. Luther Rodgers, Ridgway, 111, 'dinging room at the Masonic Robert Fields, nephew of the; Temple. Serving will begin at bride was the ring beai'er. Those attending the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Reynolds and Paula of Waltonville, Mrs. Jean McCoy and Debbie of this city, Mildred and Short Fields and Brian Keith Jordan. A reception was held after the ceremony with wedding cake and coffee served by Mrs. Jean McCoy and the mother of the bride. They are making their home at 61 Gettysburg Drive in Springfield, 111. The bridegroom is employed in that city. Nursery Shower A nursery shower vvas held November 9 for Mrs. Nomian Sharpe at the home of Mrs. Harvey Summers. There were twenty guests present. Games were played and prizes awarded. The guest of honor received many lovely and useful gifts. Horace Mann School 6:30 o'clock. Mt. Vernon Garden Club 'nic .V2t. Vernon Garden Club will meet Friday afternoon. No- vembcr 18, at 2;0O o'clock at the Recreation Center in the housing project. Mrs, William Ki'ohn will present a Christmas program. Each member i.s asked to bring items for the ways and means project. JU'd Cross <»riiy LadiCvS The Red Cross Gray Lady shoppers this week are Delia Tuegel, Gertrude Koms, Bea Stone, Emma Smith, and Mild rod Loehr. On Wednesday of each week a group of these volunteer workers shop for the patients at the Ml. Vernon State Tuberculosis Sanitarium. FLORIDA Season Reser\'ationR. Attractive, bright 3-room apartments, spa^-lous residential .setting. Near public beach, chopping complexes. Write Annuda Apts., 498 Armada, Box 188, Venice, Florida. Association Meeting Members of the Horace Mann school Association will meet Thursday, November 17, at, 7 :30 o'clock at the school. Following a short business meeting, open house will be conducted. Fatten Commandery, Auziliar}' Dinner Members of Patton Comman- dery 69 at the auxiliary will have a potluck dinner Thui -sday evening, November 17, in the Junior Women's Club The Mt. Vernon Junior Women's Club will meet at 6:30 o'clock tonight at Hunt's Restaurant. How has the world been treating you? Unload your problems on Dear Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal.. 90069. For a personal, unpublished reply, inclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope, MURIEL LAWRENCE It's Time Men Discarded Their Stale Male Nostrums By MLHIEL LAWRENCE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. .. ". . . men's interest is in dominance. . . Freud left us a male View of sex. . . the gun came into being as the logical consequence of the male ego. . . the American woman has been blown up into a kind of global menace, a system of African slavery was a wholly male institulicn, . . the male has no nurturing organ that encourages him to wail, nine months Ol' even nine minutes for what he wants. . . women are B problem to men because men are ^uch problems to themselves. . . " No woman wrote these cullings from a new book entitled "The Male Attitude." No woman would dare to. She would know that any female expression of such opinions would be summarily dismissed as the product of some sex-starved, muscle-bound Amazon devoured by ha to and envy of men. No, it's a mnn who has written this astonishing book — Caiarles W. Ferguson, historian, biographer, a senior editor- of The Readers' Digest and a prized friend of mine. And the question he finally asks is: "Where but to \vonien and youth can you turn for fresh vies on the late, late show" After reading "The Male Atti» tude," you find yourself indeed wondering why men feel it so essential to be "masters" oC eveiything. For this book is « record of masculine ruthlessness that piles up so nuch historical evidence of it that you'r* compelled to finally thing to yourself. "If men don 't soon be« pin to honor something other in themselves than power, they ar# going to blow themselves and. everybody else off the face o( this globe — and leave radio-' activity the 'master' of cveryf thing." Is Charles Ferguson right? Is the world weary of whW ha. calls the "stale male nostrums?** Is it, lor example, tired of war —Ihat grim but favorite male "nostrum" for the solution o( international arguments? Of men's endlessly proliferating devices for the killing of life that' Women have borne and nourished, of the "I-can-.spil-farther -than you can " compclitiveness in business, in sex and other Interhu- man affairs? Myself, I think ?o. I agree with my friend, Charley Ferguson. I see the mounting discontents in young people and in what we're pleased to call the "backward" nations of Inspiration in a woiki weary (if (hfs .•'.•rid as rcvoli agninsl the Stale male nostrums — those western male's compulsive pow- giim reruns of Uie old, old mo- er drive.
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