Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 2, 1955 · Page 9
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 9

Cumberland, Maryland
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Friday, December 2, 1955
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Dial i'A-2-iujU tor a WAMT AL) Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMUKKi,AM>. Mu.. FK11JAV, IJEt'EAlhEH 2, Jllary llawortli's Mail Editor'* Note: Recently Americanized girl. 13. treats parents with insolent disrespect: Why? deferential uncertainly, in 'dealing with her obstreperousness; and ., ,„ . ft their tacit assumption that she DEAR MARY HA WORTH: The; is a step ahcad o[ & em in bcing problem 1 wish to discuss is not uncommoh — and your comments would be helpful to many people. "Americanized." She need:, to be taken firmly in hand, by calm, kindly, profoundly And especially to the foreign-born !self . con fi dent p aren ts. who know parents of Americanized children. j that human nalure has>n - t changed After five years in this country much since time immem0 rial-and my French neighbors became citi-j who rcar thoir children with an zens here. Life now seems veryj eilli! , htened sense of accountability good to them, after tneir bitter ex-j tc GO( J periences in Europe' during the, For guidance thcy mighl rcad war years. But the cloud that now I Frank j sheed - s .. Sociely and disturbs them is their l3-year-old| Sanity ., (shced & \v ar d)-which daughter. _ | puts paren t a l authority in right After five years in American j perspective M. H. schools. Nikki has no trace of ani ' accent (as her parents do>. She is I the typical teen-ag; jitterbug, | which would be .harmless enough.| except that, with her, American-! ization has come complete''con-j tempt for. and defiance of 1 ier! Ba j l j more Conference parents. Happy as a child, she is; now a rude, sullen and obviously'Leads In Member Gain unhappy adolescent. Nikki's parents are a cultured, w.ell educated, high principled and hardworking pair, who e n j o inferences over the nation in gains friendships and the simple things j in membership of Methodist Youth There were 2,548 marriage licenses issued in the first 11 months of this year, according to attaches in Allcgany County Circuit Court. That total is 5,4 per cent higher than the 2,418 reported during the same period a year ago. Only 86 December licenses are needed to match last year's grand total of 2,634. Figures compiled by Miss Phyl lis Copeland. marriage license clerk, show that last month topped Mary Haworth counsels flu-flush her column, not by .jnail or personal interview. Write her in care of The Evening Times. King Features Syndicate Court Clerk Reports Issuing 2,548 Marriage Licenses November a year ago by six, 208 [ 202. The total represents a considerable decline from the year's jpeak of 319 licenses sold in Jtlnc and matched in August. However, it is better than the first, tliree months when the total fluctuated bcween a February low of 154 and ISO in January and March. In eight of the 11 months, thej A G/FT that's Sure to Please The Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Church led 85 other con of life. The mother makes beautiful clothes -for Nikki, styled as the youngster wants them. They entertain her friends at "Ccke" parties, etc.: but the more they do, the more the child rejects them. She is openly insulting even when guests are in the house. What is your thinking in this matter?—R. D. Family'Quakes With 17 n certain ty DEAR R. D.: Nikki is at an age to be separating, in consciousness. Fellowship groups during the pas year, the church's Board of Education has announced. MYF membership in the conference, which includes Maryland anc the District of Columbia,- rose 2,385 during 1955, the board said. The Virginia Conference showed a gain of 1.514. The net gain in 85 conferences reporting was 39,308. The board reported that more than 110,000 new members have been added to Youth Fellowship groups in the past two years. ' Seniors To Present from her parents: to be identifying herself more with "the crowd"—Annual Flay loday meaning her schoolmates and social contemporaries. In this outgoing phase, she begins to see her parents more objectively than before, when she was a child and emotionally at-one with them. But even so. she sees them superficially, rather than with appreciative insight. . She evaluates them in terms of "how they compare" with" the more impressive (from her view) of her schoolmates' parents. Which can be a very tinsel standard of judgment, subject to mortified revision a few years later. I take it that Nikki's parents are unmistakenly European—which to the mature cultivated observer may give them great charm and distinction. But to Nikki's way of thinking' just now. the middle- class American stereotype may be the only acceptable model of MJITI and Dad. And/ to the extent that her parents differ from this outline, they may be embarrassing to her. in the 'presence of her friends. And so she rejects them, mistakenly. However, that's not the whole story. The parents' lack of confidence in themselves, as vessels ofi wisdom in Nikki's experience, is really their great handicap in deal-i ing with her,-I feel. Any certitude they may have had once, about Old World traclP lions affording a dependable guide] to long-term good living, is now in the discard, at least temporarily. They are groping for inner balance and right social acceptance in the new environment' — without knowing for sure what the right goals, or right tactics, are. in this alien atmosphere. Inner Meaning Of Disrespect, Now that Nikki is becoming 1 socially self-conscious and apprais-j ing, in relation to contemporaries j versus family, she is also emotion-! ally sensitive U) to her parents'] status in her friends' eyes: and; (2) to the parents' inmost poise i or lack of it. And the present na-j ture of her problem at home indi-' cates that her parents lack poise—j and the sense of rightness. dignity 1 and assurance it connotes and: conveys—in coping with her social; jitters. | Nikki's disrespect to parents sig-j nifies angry contempt for their nual play.' "Coming 'Round the Mountain," today at 8 p. m. under the direction of Mrs. Martin Payne. The cast includes Ellsworth Lambert, Pat Cojffman, Karen Teter, Wanda Spencer.Tlarl McFarland, Jeannette Fraley. Harry White, Lorraine Hornick, Kenneth Hartman, Richard Powell, Boyd Turner and Betty Gray. Although the Arabs made paper ,n the eighth century, there is lit:le record of its use by Europeans before the 12th century. The senior class of Ridgeley High School will 'present its an- 1955 license total is higher than for the corresponding month of 1954. The exceptions aro March, May and July. Totals by months with the 1954 figure listed first in each case. January—150 and 180; February—146 and 154; March—181 and 180;- April-220 and 223; May— 222 and 221; Jure—292 and 319; July—309 and 271; August—261 and 319: September—225 and !28 October—210 and 245; November— 202 nnd 208. Michigan's Upper Peninsula once produced half the world's supply of copper. Now it furnishes only four per cent of the domestic supply. -. . FACTORY DEMONSTRATION ALL DAY SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Sterling Electric Co, 100 N. Centre St. PA 2-4800 Blade Gut CHUCK ROAST 35" „ PESKINS . . Fashions Most Becoming by Sandier ... of Boston WANT OUR SWEATERS IN ORION* THIS CHRISTMAS BECAUSE THEY'RE SO SOFT, WASHABLE, WARM to 5.98 English & Round Bone SHOULDER 49" „ Rib End PORK LOIN 27" „ Sirloin End LOIN Ib. Super Rife SMOKED CHICS ib. WESTERN STYLE AUTHENTIC What a value! Black or tan with white underlay. All leather uppers, soft nnd pliable for tenderfoot comfort—tough soles and heels for extra wear. 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