Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on August 7, 1962 · 27
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Tuesday, August 7, 1962
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. .Newcomers Find a I A Smiling Walks In BY RUTH MacKAY IF YOU'VE ever been a families. When the Welcome newcomer in town ever Wagon hostess was leaving for hopefully listened for the Texas, the pastor's wife said telephone's ring and when it she coum sueeest nrecisely the does it's a wrong number, if you've peered thru lighted windows and reflected dismally that "everyone knows everyone else, and only I am so alone." If this has happened to you, achieved, a fine record. Twice then you know what it means she has been chosen, along to have a friendly, smiling with 15 or 16 other 'hostesses woman such as Kathleen Culp from a national total of 6,000, appear on your doorstep and to be honored with a week's announce she is your Welcome visit to New York City's Wal-Wagon hostess. Mrs. Culp heads dorf-Astoria hotel. Twice she the Glen Ellyn Welcome Wag- has been among the top three on Newcomers club, the larg- hostesses in the country, based p mmmmm. m mm r s- xr, SVrV 1 , L li.i. . , - i ; Pausing for coffee in kitchen are (from left) Mrs. Robert Saxon, Mrs. Lambert W. Miller, and Mrs. Culp. est with a two-year limit on on volume of business. She made membership in the United 96 calls last month, average 600 States. The group sponsors two calls a year to newcomers in country club dances a year, a Gjen Euyn aDout 350 caug spring luncheon a fall square to welcome new babies. dance, a buffet supper, and other activities. Because of it, Heavy Schedule there need not be strangers in Usually her calls are made Glen Ellyn. in the day time. Often she sips r . . . coffee with a young mother. Understanding Woman Her calIs on working mothers Mrs. Culp well understands are made in the evening, thus the lonesomeness that often ac- her schedule is a heavy, but companies a move. She is a pleasant one. She keeps a rec- native of Nashville, Tenn. She 0rd of every call which goes lived in Nashville after her to the' Welcome Wagon com- marriage to an engineer, then pany. moved to Springfield, 111., to Colorado, Wyoming, Quincy, HI., Evanston, and then to trien fcuyn. In Glen Ellyn she was ac- tive on a church fellowship committee, organized to be- come acquainted with new See Children Revolt 'Revolt Revolt, Revolt!1 BY JOAN BECK DICK-and-Jane jokes about the funny children in the first-grade textbooks who a'ways say everything three tunes and talk in a 200-word v o c a b u-lary are making the rounds of the summer's educa You and Your Child tional conventions. Circulating unofficially at the Denver meeting of the National Education association, for example, was a parody of Hamlet A sampling: "See Hamlet run. Run, Hamlet, run. v "He is going to his mother's room. " 'I have something to tell you. Mother," says Hamlet 'Uncle Claudius is bad. He gave my father poison. Poison is . not good. I do not like poison. Do you like poison?' " "Gurgle, Gurgle, Gurgle" I wonder if the teachers picked up the game from their pupils. The first grader in our family started satirizing Dick and Jane with defiant glee last winter when she could no longer stomach the insipid pap in her primer. She and her friends joyfully jazzed up the plots, broadened the' characterizations, and added dire endings that they seemed to feel served Dick, Jane, Baby Sally, and Spot right In the stories the children invent Dick and Jane are no longer the pasteboard prigs of the primers. Often they suffer some dreadful fate. And it's all done in a vocabulary of fewer than 200 words, in the double-repeat style so dear to the hearts of primary textbook authors. . A favorite in our neighborhood goes like this: "O, O, O. See Baby Sally. See Baby Sally run. She is running fast She is 'running to the water. See the water. Baby Sally. "O, O, O. See Baby Sally falL Baby Sally is falling. Baby Sally is falling into the Hear no evil, see no evil, ipeak no -evil and you'll cever be invited to join a oridge club. GIosow'l Gkxxn busters Woman and Helps right replacement The result was that Kathleen Culp took her training in 1951, began making her calls in June of that year, and has She. finds families warmly isted in lmunity, ies, civ- resrjonsive and interested knowing about the community its shoppmg opportunities. ic groups, schools, libraries, churches, and emergency services, Letters in her files bear proof water. Baby Sally cannot swim. Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle. Good-by, Baby Sally." "See Mother Spank? At this point, someone interrupts to scold: "You can't use the word Gurgle. We haven't had that yet." Another first-grade favorite goes like this: "O, look, look, look. See Jane. See the crayons. See the wall. See Jane color the wall. See Jane color the wall blue. See Jane color the wall red. See Jane color the wall yellow and pink. "Look. O, look. Here comes Mother. Mother sees the color on the wall. Mother sees the "You can't blame them for reacting just as they do to ' spinach. ..." Stephen Lewellm Photo blue on the walL Mother sees the red and yellow and pink. See mother spank Jane. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch." I overheard our first grader and a friend using Dick-and-Jane talk at a tea party fof their dolls one day. Said the small girl playing the role of Mother: "O, O, O, Jane. See the nice spinach. See the nice spinach on your plate. The spinach is good. The spinach is good for you. You must eat the nice good spinach." Replied the first grader who was playing Jane: "Nuts. Nuts., Nuts." You can't expect children who've been weaned on TV westerns to take a year of the Dick-and-Jane kind of reader with uniformly high enthusiasm. You can't expect youngsters with a speaking vocabulary of several thousand words to be content indefinitely with a strictly controled sight-word reading list You can't blame them for reacting just as they do to spinach: "Nuts. Nuts. Nuts." ' s "i ;V :0 If ' .. " '. Mrs. Culp (right) greets newcomers Mrs. J. Arthur Graham and her son, Mark, 6, in Glen Ellyn. The Glen Ellyn Welcome Wagon Newcomers group is largest in United States. of homesickness overcome thru happy to find a sympathetic she is certain, feel strange any inese gestures oi welcome, us- SLs "EvS a bxes Sd L.ZSr.vrr rl.rnr,Tx!:. snirit." she savs. And. of course, the mother of a new baby is JC w w t :f ! ex I , I f , ' , ' vr 1 - . - f rf Wismj mm:. !s Planning a coffee klatsch for other newcomers are (from left) Mrs. Robert Keenan, Mrs. Karl Mjtchener, Mrs. Saxon, Mrs. Culp, and Mrs. Bradley Horton. Looking at Hollywood Woman Producer Gets Doolittle Story HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 6 Women producers are scarce as hen's teeth. You can count them on your fingers: Joan Harrison, Betty Box, Harriet Parsons, and Helen Winston, the youngest of them all. She's the only one, so far as she knows, to own her own production setup; she gets 'the money for her pictures and arranges their distribution. Such all-around activity calls for a combination Lilith and P. T. Barnum, with the energy and industry of an Argentine ant. And this 30-year-old Canadian has ft. . . : She recentiy signed a multipicture deal with Twentieth Century-Fox and it took her five minutes of fast talking to persuade Peter Levathes of the world-wide sale possibilities of her property. She owns rights to the "Dr. Doolittle" series which every studio in town has tried to buy from Mrs. Hugh Lofting, the author's widow. "The series is in its 48th reprint," Helen told me. "It sells a million copies a year and is published in every country in the world including Russia, Germany, and Israel. I went to Peter Sellers about playing the title role when I was in England and he's fascinated with the idea. Dr. Doolittle is a quaint little man who understands the language of animals and I worked out a gimmick for actors and animals which obviates the use of cartoon strip one reason for Mrs. Lofting's not dealing with Disney. Larry Watkin is doing the script and we hope to be ready this month." I FIRST WROTE about Helen when she worked in a supermarket between acting jobs and stashed her money away for a dream. "So this is what you wanted," I said. "How did you get to be a producer?" . . . "I played 35 roles before I became bored with acting. In Toronto I started drama lessons at 5 the usual thing, sense memory, improvisations, dancing, body movement. It didn't do me much good because I'm still awkward. At 12 I was playing little girl roles for CBC, and took jobs after school hours and during vacation. I was a librarian, salesgirl in a dress shop, also in Woolworth's. At 17 I came to Hollywood. I didn't know a single soul but Hollywood and Vine was the crossroads of the world to me so, for IS months, I worked as a waitress in Melody Lane and made enough friends there to get three part-time jobs, which I worked simultaneously." v..v.v...w:v:..v1.:v:-....- I THEY WERE THERE I W.W. Li, 1; -T, .2 . r .rtjpA.... . ,, . f - Mrs.' E. F. Swift III Geft), Mrs. E. J. Doering II, Mrs. W. C Bartholomay, Mrs. Irving Seaman Jr., and Mrs. J. H. Monroe check weather forecast for Children' Memorial hospital golf benefit Monday at Onwentsia.(A photo). listener. NoW haS a married son who is aiming for a masters degree and a - doctorate degree, but will not, BY HEDDA riend yiatc cuicj, uv muma a SSS heSfa yXster oi rtTlf -rkLTSn-. th welcome lady." she is con- vinced it's a mighty nice title. HOPPER WITH HER SAVINGS she bought "The Star and the Cross." "But Hollywood backers gave me the same answer, 'Children and religion don't mix.' I had enough, money left for five weeks in England and went there. I knew nobody in London, just opened a book of possible outlets, and began at the top alphabetically. I intended to go right down the list. Associated British Pictures was first. They gave me an " audience and agreed to put up half the money if I'd raise the other half. I did and called the picture 'Hand in Hand.' It has received 14 awards in all since it won an award in the first Edinburgh film festival. It also won in the Venice festival" DENNIS "Hey, Mom! Could we come in an' get COLD?" 11 1. s, r Mrs. James R. Coulter (seated) gets scuba diving lesson from El Munk (left) and Dave Robbjn, as Mrs. William C. Douglas, Mrs. Peter R. Carney, Mrs. Samuel G. Goss III and Mrs. R. H. Wilson (standing, left to right) watch (B). Children's Memorial Board 1 7 Plans Luncheon Sept. 5 ANEW HOUSE which no- body saw shared in the conversation about an- other new home and a new pool- house at three gatherings yesterday in Lake Forest The new home is the modern one of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Runnells, with interesting patterns of glass and brick, in which the fashion show committee of the Chil- dren's Memorial hospital met to discuss its benefit Pauline Trigere Fashion show and luncheon Sept 5 in the Guildhall of the Ambassador West hoteL Luncheon tables were set up in the courtyard driveway, with tiny dolls wearing "Trigere" costumes as a centerpiece on each. Cocktails were served on a terrace bordered by a rose garden filled with yellow, pink and white blooms. A cosy paneled library contrasted with the more open dining room separated from the entrance hall by three white painted brick pillars. In this hall is a staircase placed against a two- story high sheet of glass. A gift of clothing or house- ticket is required for admission to the show. Miss Trigere will be the fashion commentator. The fact that rain gave way to sunshine yesterday was regarded as a good omen by members of the hospital's benefit Pro-Amateur golf tourney set for next Monday at the ' On-wentsia club. It was postponed from July 2 because of rain. A plane load of competitors will, arrive Sunday night by chartered plane from an Akron, O., tournament Drawings for partners one professional with three amateurs will be held Friday. Infant Welfare Lectures The new home nobodv saw is a handsome, contemporary one . . 2 . . . . i into which the James R. Coul ters will move in October. Even tho everybody at their present English Tudor residence yesterday was saying, "How can they bear to leave this?" "It's too small," said Mrs. Coulter of the tremendous, wide-flung mansion, "there aren't enough bedrooms!" Mrs. Coulter managed to keep her beehive coiffeur dry and unruffled while posing in skin diver's gear in the pool. Nearby, Mrs. Thomas B. Hunter III led some children in band cos- THE MENACE BY ELEANOR PAGE 1 tiimes' as "The Music Man"; Mrs. Charles Waltman painted some Pictures and Airs. Philip w- awew. aanreu-iur a tmuci cuuau iu a buii ui ua- uenecuci s nome was -uie sian cossack uniform. poolhouse, which had a sort "They represent the lecturers of housewarming when mem-who'll be here for our Lake bers of the North Shore auxili-Forest Infant Welfare benefit ary of the Chicago Child Care series onenine Oct. 9 in the society eathered in the after- Lag Forest High school," ex- plained Mrs. Peter Carney, benefit chairman. efit dinner dance to be held Mrs. Coulter represented Aug. 18 at Lake Forest academy while admiring the Ha Mn Hnmar T Uirirriiia Tr Children.g Memorial f ashion show chairmaiu Owen Lee, diver with Jacques Coustaud: Mrs. Hunter was with his wife to lecture; Mrs. Waltman heralded Richard Rush, who will speak on "Art as an Investment," and Mrs. Sweet portrayed a lecture on J-Ajojtf UkwA & -fijutfitoA By KAY LOKING 117 Shopping Days- parte school of Bensenville, I'm feeling smug. For the helping youngsters design yule-first time in my life I've or- tide cards and reproduce them dered Christmas cards smack by the silk screen process, in midsummer instead of wait- The children's delight at see ing as usual until I nave to elbow my way to Christmas card counters. Tf'o nil Kaioi It's all because of a wonder- ful woman, Mrs. John Mehren of Glen EUyn. She has volun- teered time each week for the last four years at the Bona: Theater Mush Movies Social Life 'Food 3 (Clttragn BatlH JTritwrtf TUESDAY. AUGUST 7, 1962 PAKT 2- PAGE 3 F- t Heart to Heart Memories of Marriage Now Filled with Guilt BY LYNN HURLEY DEAR MISS HURLEY: My wife was 51 when she died in a sanitarium 8 months ago. My memories about our life together are full of guilt. I was a big bully, on her back about everything from the time she came home from her teaching job until she went to bed. When there was work to be done, I ran off with my cronies. I locked her out if she came ' home later than 8:30. I dragged my parents around constantly and had them come to dinner without consulting her. She got so that she detested them, but if she refused to go along with my plans, I threatened and abused her. When the doctor to leave her job she did. I went berserk at the thought of .losing her money. My salary was adequate, but until the day she was confined, I be rated her for quitting work. I feel so guilty about what I did to my wife that I hardly " see my parents anymore. They threaten to disown me, but I really don't care. My wife is gone and there's no way of changing things now. Maybe this letter will make other husbands like myself sit up and take notice of what they're doing to their wives before it's too late. Lonely and Sorry Dear L. & S.: When you finish wallowing in all that guilt, see if you can't contribute some time to making life more pleasant for others. The Volunteer bureau ANdover 3-0640 probably would be glad to get some help from you. J. W. B.: Call or write the Chicago Bar association, 29 S. La Salle st, STate 2-7348, and explain the situation. They will give you an appointment and check into it MOTHER OF SEVEN MRS. R.: Call Community Referral service, RAndoIph 6-0363. and ask where you can get the kind of help you need. They'll tell you what to do. P. A. B.: Tell your' clergyman about your situation at home and ask him to help by talking to your parents. communism to be given by Frank R. Barnett child Care Gathering something new at Mrs. jonn noon for cocktails. They were discussing the auxiliary's ben- waiian decor of the hew struc-tuie by the pooL Tropical plants and shells are used in the decorative scheme, and eventually a kitchen will be put into the house, Mrs. Benedict said. The benefit is on the informal : side, tho some guests will wear black tie. On the Calendar Participants in the Illinois Women's Golf association tournament being held today, to-; morrow, and Thursday at the ! Pvmnnp Pfiiinfpv luh in T-Itcrh- land Park will be entertained tonight at a cocktail party and dutch dinner at Exmoor, outsidejf the weather permits. Supporters of Kay's Animal . Aug. 16 at the new shelter, "Wishing WeU farm" at the intersection of Hintz and Ar lington Heights roads west of Glencoe. ing what they can create is enough to catch at the throat You see, they are mentally retarded. They can't participate in work and play of other children cf the neighborhood. To keep them happily busy fills great voids in. their lives. Teachers cut -stencils for each design. The rest is up to Mrs. Mehren and the children. She works with the tricky chemicals. The children decide on designs, ink the silk screens, pull the cards by hand, lay them out to dry, and assemble them in boxes. Profits from card sales at 10 and 15 cents each go back to the school, except for a small amount of weekly spend- ing money for boys and girls who work on the project My cards are charming. Bridge Fashiojts .Jin-1 K' V told her I' Lynn Hurley J 1

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