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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
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12 Logonsport Pharos-Tribune Josephine Lowman Answers For Adolescent Problems Are Discussed Dorothy Dix Tuesday Evening, Oct. 4, 1949 Angelo Patri Yean*; girls and t>oys are advised by Josephine lowman to -watch tktlr complexions and other factors which will get them off to tlic right start for a long and hnppy life. My Question Box has been taken over, to a great extent, by the % te«n-age group and their slightly older slaters. I receive more letters than I can possibly answer in my weekly column, but have gained some insight into the problems of adolescents through these letters. Today I am going' to discuss a few of these problems for my younger readers. 1. The need to be popular. ' Tee -very Intensity of this wish often makes popularity Impossible. It makes you self-conscious and therefore unnatural. Naturalness is the mainspring of popularity. Also, the great need "to belong" '. robs many young girls of their individuality and turns them inlo cheap copies of cheap girls, rather than highlighting the lovely qualities most of them have. Individuality; what a woman or girl believes in, how she walks, how she talks, how she thinks— these are the things -which set a girl or a -woman apart with a special charm of her own. Otherwise she is like one of a herd, and we cannot tell her from the rest of the herd. 2. The new experience of more concentrated companionship with the opposite sex. You may have climbed trees and skated -with the boy next door all of your life, but all of a sudden, he becomes some strange new being to you, and you feel shy and self-conscious around him. Remember that the young boy is a human being just as he was when he was a child, with the same need for gay companionship and friendliness. Be natural and fair •nd considerate and "above i hoard" with him, without a lot of : silly mumbo-jumbo! Girls who do this are always popular. 3. The teenager is growing so fast and her figure is changing so rapidly that she 'is subject to .poor posture and is very conscious of figure faults. Watch your -posture. You are •now laying the foundation for a lovely figure in adult life, or for a dowager's hump, double chins, round shoulders, and an out-of- prop. -tlon figure. Take necessary but sane measures to correct any figure faults you may have. 4. Pimples and blackheads. Wash your face several times daily with a mild soap. Rinse carefully and apply a medicated drying lotion to the pimples at night. Cut down on the "junk" you eat and get plenty of those vitamins and minerals in your diet! If you would like to have my leaflet planned especially for teen-agers, send a stamped, self- addressed envelope with your request for 4eaflet No. 58, "Popularity." Address Josephine Lowman in care of this newspaper. (Released by The Register . and Tribune Syndicate, 1949) School Must First Teach Essentials Looking over the courses of study offered to pupils in elementary and high schools throughout the country, it seems as if we thought we had to cram the wisdom of the ages into the minds of children in the shortest possible time. Judging from the complaints of the children, the parents and teachers, we are doing too much and gaining too little in the process. There is a whole lifetime ahead of the children. Many of the subjects we try to teach them are beyond their ability to grasp easily. This is true from the elementary grades through the secondary schools. There is a time for everything, and the best results are obtained when the timing is perfect, that is, when the children's minds, seasoned and prepared by experience essential to-the understanding of the subject, ar"e open to it We have at last begun to see this. We prepare young children for reading instead of forcing It upon every child entering the school. It would be well to carry that idea through the schools anc make certain the pupils' x minds are ready for the presentation and acceptance of the studies offered. Trying to teach an unprepared mind, a mind immature in relation to the subject matter, is waste of time that ought to be used to prepare for the work Unprepared, unready, the pupi has no power to accept the ideas and can have no interest in th School Librarians Named at Burlington BURLINGTON, Ind., Oct. 4—Mrs. Ruth Gosma has organized her staff of student librarians at the Burlington school and they have been quite busy cataloging, sorting and arranging the school library, it was announced today by Albert B. Hurshberger, principal. A new bulletin board and an organized filu of 'reference pamphlets have been established. The school is very appreciative of gifts of material in Indiana History from,.Mrs. Florence Bowman, Mr. Harshbarger said. Any other donations of usuable fiction or reference will be appreciated. Included on the library staff are: Carmen Snyder, Janie Bronson, Joyce Piillen. Jean Moss, George Delrymple. Dorothy Gosnell, Bob Shelley, Jimmie Hendrix. Marcia Unger;*Rora Woodward and Wilma Thompson. It also was announced that Mrs. Celeste Wa'tson, teacher of grades 4 and 5, has entered the Methodist hospital for treatment. Mrs. Mildred Margowski of Delphi is substituting for her. Love's Perilous Path A Sequtl to Lire's Fair Horizon By A DELE GARRISON * * # ! Entering the Kitchen, Olga Makes a Tactful Speech, Thanking Both Katie and Mrs. Ticer for Their Help Synopsis: Madfe Graham hat calmed a temper tantrum of her Polish maid. Katie. in the kitchen of the 0raham Sag Httrbor farmhouse where all are preparing feverishly for the secret wedding jbetween former .Princess plina. o7 Transvania and Georges, young fueitive king of Trees, and now she 3u»t manages to talk Katie put of another •ne when th* maid is convinced that her dinner has burned. "If you add more milk, cream, and butter, roar chowder will be perfect." she sayl. "But don't do it until you've awn Queen Olga." She puts her fmser to ker lip* for >hl has heard footsteps in the 'fc*H. "Here she comes now," she says. KATIE straightened at my warning as if someone had thrust a ramrod against her spine, and 1 saw that Mrs. Ticer also was standing at attention. 1 knew that my sturdy American neighbor was as thrilled as Katie at the proximity of royalty, although she never would ad- nit it, even to herself. Then Olga was at the door, her •till lustrous eyes shining, and her famous brilliant smile turned upon vs all. I started to go to her, but she clipped by me, and went to Katie with both hands held out. "It is so good to see you again, Katie." she said, and then deftly transferred her hands to the gnarled work-worn hands of my neighbor. Included Both Women "And you too, Mrs. Ticer," she •aid. Then she skillfully included both women in her next words. "Mrs. Graham tells me that you •re going to help me with the preparations for my daughter's wcd- ding. She is turning over the kitchen to me. I do hope that yov •vrill not find me too troublesome. 1 shall try to make as little trouble • >as possible, but I do want you both ; [to know how grateful I shall be for •yma help during this important and busy time." It was a good thing her husband Vtiitzen. could not hear this tumble speech, 1 totd myself glee- ully. He would have been in danger of a stroke. Olga evidently had ircpared it thoughtfully and re- learsed it carefully. Mrs. Ticer took it "in stride" and with dignity. StiU Speechless "We only hope we can please •ou," she said while Katie was still ipeechless from rapturous confu- iion. "We are as anxious as you are ;o have everything go off perfectly." 'I am sure of that," Olga said, sincerely, and then Katie found her" voice. "Oh, oh!" she caroled, "dees ees >iggest day of my whole life h el p- ng your Majesty get reifdy for dees vedding of your so lofely daughter, Princess Olina." She was rolling the titles under ler tongue with unction, but Olga took at least a fourth of the joy jut of Katie's ebullient spirits with her next words. "We are no longer, queen and princess, my daughter and 1, my dear Katie," she said. "Please call us Mrs. Veritzen, and Miss Verit- zen, for we.' have thought it wise for her to take my husband's name over here." Tried to Smile Katie sighed dolorously before she caught my eye. Then he tried to smile, making but a sorry effort at it. "Of course I do vot you say," she said. "But suppose I forget some times." Olga laughed merrily. "I won't beat you," she promised. "And now, will you please show me where 1 am to put the parcels of food now in the station wagon?" .(Continued tomorrow) t Learning any subject is a task requiring the whole attention o any child. Learning uses a grea deal of energy and soon bring on fatigue. A fatigued mind close down and the learning ceases. Th pupil eases the strain, which can be intolerable, by turning away from the subject to some easie kind of thinking. That is when he tosses notes, paper planes fidgets and hums and causes dis order. He is tired out, not delib erately mean. We have been tryin to push him beyond his range o ability and comprehension. W are trying to do too much in to short a time. Teachers and children shoul have more- time for "work and les to do in the time. The elemen tary grades should be concerne with the elements of learning, — reading, numbers and writing with emphasis on the reading Every pupil in the schools shoul be able to read intelligently. B intelligently 'I mean that h should be able to gather informa tion, get a clear idea, from th printed words as fast as he read them- ; That is the foundation of his education, the first essential. That ought to come first and all other things afterward • — • some that we endeavor to teacli, a long way after. •'.' AVhat we need is a thinning of courses to essentials and more time to teach them. * * • "Ft Is the Idle child who <lc- vcloiis annoying liablts,'' writes Dr. 1'ntri. He tells how good training avoids idleness and produces happy children In his booklet, IVo. 802. To obtain n copy send 10 cents (coin preferred) and a 3-cent stamp to him, c/o this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station G, Sew York 19, N. T. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Heir ^Conditioned Student Bank In Operation NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Oct. (UP)—High school teen-agers j ^a says ne finding themselves pinched for canot do. He Wife Must Join In Mate's Last Fling, Or Lose Him Dear Miss Dix: My husband and . ing because I scolded him. My mo I married very young and are now i ther says I am a snake to do it past middle ager Our five children ; She is angry at me every time : are married. We have alVays lived I do it, she loses her head about it happily together, but now a break i C. N. O i has come in our lives because my j Answer: I do not see how an: i husband wants to go with a fast i mother could be so cruel as t« | set and has been going on wild I bruise the tender flesh of a littli ; pai . t ies. He begs me to go with him does nothing that I says that we married date money borrowed cash today so young we didn't have any fun ,,,,-., when we were a girl and boy and from a student loan fund. J now that we hav * n , t yery ^ , Q Principal J. B. Stephens of | live 1VC S ], ou i,i get the most of our Noblesville high school announced | lives. He is hurt and worried when the formation of a student loan 11 refuse to go and try to keep association he believed was "something new in school activities." The fund was accumulated from i The other is that I am jealous ot student money-making projects. | two women who go. He says my him from going. I have two reasons for not doing so. One is that I don't care for that kind of life. child by pinching it. You are living too late. You belong in th« days ot the Inquisition and would have made a grand torturer. I don't believe it is necessary to beat vp children to make them behave. If you will establish tlitf habit of obedience ot. children in everyday life, you will not have to pinch them to make them, mind in public. A student files an application for a loan up to $2. A student management board acts on the application. The borrower pays two and one- half per cent interest and must repay the principal within 10 days. One flat rule denies a delinquent borrower the right to a second loan. Stephens said the program was practical. "We believe it will be of much importance to the students when they leave school," he said. By PRUNELLA WOOD Page Boy; A S a current fashion, this velvet and faille'dinner costume is tagged 1950, and good immediately. As a maternity fashion, it is better than merely fashionable, for not only does it disguise and assist in a nattering manner during days of expansion, but it can be revamped by the home sewer's own amateur fingers into a post- baby model, using fabric and directions which come with the really inexpensive dress. The trick is a "window" cut in the skirt; a yoke of faille like the skirt is appliqued over the open window when shaping up a streamlined wardrobe./'' Cut Price Support For Pork-on-Hoof WASHINGTON, Oct. 4—(UP) — Governor price-supports for pork- on-the-hoof were lowered about •!! to 22 per cent today for the next six months. Agriculture department officials also said it is possible that hog prices may drop to these support T , here ,, is , no fact in levels sometime this fall or winter. Record high peacetime market- ings are in prospect. The department announced it would support farm prices of hogs jealousy is without foundation. What should I do? Go with him or refuse to let him go? A WORRIED W r IFE Answer: If you have a grain of intelligence in your head and want to save your home, you will get yourself the best-looking clothes you can purchase and have a facial and a permanent and stay out with your husband while the invitation is still good. >"cglected Otherwise you are going to find yourself one of the neglected wives who sit at home of an evening alone and think bitter thoughts while their husbands ara out playing. And likely as not, you will end up in the divorce court because you are leaving the field open to the gold-diggers and they are hot on the trail of every man whose wife refuses to play with him. You have to keep up with your husband or else you lose him. truer than that. Just remember that when your husband steps out he goes to places where he meets pretty young Dorothy IMx rmniot reply personally to readers, but will answer ]»rolilviiis of general lateral throngli tier column. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Railroad Fair Ends; Attendance 5,233,552 CHICAGO. Oct. 4—(UP)—The Railroad Fair, staged for the past two summers on Chicago's lake front, wound up last night with t total attendance of 5,233,552. The exposition was sponsored, bj the nation's rail lines and attracted an estimated 2,000,000 person! from out of town. Great Little Dater on a monthly average basis on levels ranging from a high of $16.40 during October to a low of $14.20 during December. Supports for the other months will be: November, $15. January. $14.90, February, $15.50, anil March, $16.20. Mother Of Five Gets Prison Term For Part In $4,100 Robbery MICHIGAN CITY. Ind. (UP) — A mother of live children was sentenced to l-to-10 years in prison on charges of receiving stolen goods in a $4,100 holdup engineered by two trusties who slipped away from prison. Mary Dabagia. 35, was calm as Judge Robert S. Baker read the sentence in LaPorte Superior court. She pleaded guilty. She originally was charged as an accessary in the holdup of the Montgomery Ward Co. here Dec. 9, 194S. Two trusties at Michigan City prison recently pleaded guilty. Leo Stumbaugh. 31. and Walter Gump, 27. were sentenced to 10 years. Mrs. Dabagia was sentenced after charges against her had been reduced. Prosecutor Robert T. Wilson said she had been instrumental in breaking the case. She must serve a minimum of nine months. ; U. S. in No Hurry About Recognizing Chinese Communists WASHINGTON, Oct. 4—(UP) — j State Department spokesman I Michael J. McDermott said today | that the IT. S. government will consult Congress before it takes any action ou the Chinese Communist government's bid for United States recognition. McDermott made it clear that the U. S. will follow a go-slow policy on the question of recognlz- | ing the Communist regime. I He pointed out that the Commu- ! nist announcement of the forma- i | tion of a Red government "contains | no assurance that this regime is prepared to assume the international obligations which devolve upon a government of China." ". . . No change in the position of the government in respect -of any Communist regime will take place without prior consultation with the. appropriate committees of ' Congress." McDermott said. McDermott pointed out that the IT. S. has been in frequent consultation "with other interested and friendly governments on developments in China" and added that he expected these consultations to continue. McDermott said U. S. diplomatic officials in China had not yet been given copies of the Chinese Communist announcement of the formation of the new regime, which requested diplomatic recognition. He said the U. S. consul in Peip-^ ing "read about it in the papers." ' Mpspital Notes Memorial Born to: Mr. and Mrs. James Carpenter Jr., route 3, Kewanna, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Rex Booth, Eaton, Ind., a daughter. Admissions: Mrs. Caroline Martin, 507» X 4 North street; Mrs. Mildred Swihart, Burlington; Miss Helen Sink, Monticello; Adrian Weaver, Galveston; Royal Lowe, State Hospital; Mrs. Kathleen Williams, 3100 Pennsylvania avenue. Dismissals: Mrs. Harry Lucas and son, Flora; ' Mrs. Raymond Wagoner and daughter, Camden; Mrs. Robert Wolf and daughter, 318 Grove street; Merrill Phillips, route 1, Walton; Miss Laura Wells, Camdeu. St. Joseph Admissions: Mrs. Minnie Jarvis, Aurora, 111.; Mrs. Juanita Graham, Kokomo. Dismissals: Mrs. Billie Suyder, 521 Weet Melbourne avenue; Miss Fannie Belle Wilburn, 701 Water street. Governor Schricker Orders Check Made On Fuel Situatiori INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 4—(UP)— Governor Schricker sent his state labor commissioner to southern Indiana today to size up the coal field situation and see what could be done to assure fuel for state institutions. Thomas R. Hutson, the labor commissioner, planned to go into the soft ooal fields. perhaps this afternoon at the governor's request, Schricker and other state officials were concerned as coal stockpiles at 22 penal and benevolent .nstitutions housing 22,000 persons dwindled with each passing day of the United Mine Workers' strike against the coal industry. The governor's office said no new reports of disorders or peaceful attempts to force non-union miners off the job had been received. women, half your age, better looking than you were even in your youth, who yes-yes him and fall into all of his plans and are full of laughter and gayety and help him enjoy himself. Then you will perceive the folly of being a killjoy and of Interfering with his pleasure. Then you will see how little- it profits you to. have him contrast your mental attitude as well as your looks with these little playfellows. Pair for Bazaar 260 Attend Rites At Twelve Mile Approximately 260 persons attended the Evangelistic services held Sunday morning at the Twelve Mile E. U. B. church with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richter in charge of the joint Sunday school service. Special lannbers were rendered in the morning by Marion Hopkins, Jr.. and Mr. and Mrs. Richter. Scheduled for the week will be: Monday evening, men's guest night; Tuesday evening, women's guest night, and Wednesday evening, special youth service. Strikes Cause Layoff Of 1,500 Railroaders INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. 4—(UP)— Some 1,500 railroaders have been furloughed in Indiana because of the coal and steel strikes, it was announced today. A New York Central railroad official said 1,200 were idle on its line while Pennsylvania officials said "less than 500" were out of work on theirs. Both divisions here planned cutbacks in relation to the amount of traffic. Neither line would estimate how much the strikes were costing their roads in. Indiana. Hold Rites in Frankfort For Winamac Native WINAMAC, Ind. — Funeral services for Mrs. George Russell, native of Winamac, were held Monday afternoon at Frankfort. Mrs. Russell died Saturday at her home in Indianapolis after a long illness. Born in Winamac, October 7, 1886 she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Gill) Agnew. Surviving- are a daughter, Betty, at home; a son, William. Frankfort; one grandson, a sister, Mrs. Georgia Scheetz. Indianapolis; and three brothers, Dan Agnew. Salem, Oregon; Robert Agney, Indianapolis; Joe Agnew, Frankfort. Her husband, George B. Russell and a baby are deceased. Dear Dorothy Dix: When people have to make their homes with some one else, why are they so difficult to get along with? Why do they develop such an extreme sensitiveness? Why can't ther realize that others in the family need some consideration, too? W r hy must one tread as it ou eggs in dealing with them? Why must they have special invitations to join family activities? Why must they wear the air of a martyr? In short, why can't they make the burden they are to others easier to bear? • ANSWER IF YOU CAN Answer: I can't answer it. I gave up trying to answer the conundrum lone ago. The only explanation I can suggest is that dependence is a shame that cuts so deeply into tlie soul of a man or woman that the wound always aches. Henee they set up sensitiveness as a sort of defense mechanism and i spread their feelings all over the place so that it is impossible to move without stepping on them. It is their -way of getting the attentions that they crave and making themselves important in the family circle. And that is pitifully child- 'Ish, but it is pitifully all the same. Of course, all of this does make those who are dependent upon us harder to get along with, but their lot is so forlorn, they are so piteous that those of us who do not have to find out how steep are the stairs In another man's house, as the Spanish proverb puts it, may well bear with them patiently and take the trouble to humor their weaknesses, '3ar Miss Dix: Do you think it i-utal to pinch a child to make -ilnd in the presence ot guests? cries, but they think he is cry- Anne Adams That little glamour-job you need for dates! It's so new to have » wide 'n' low collar, so smart to have a little peplum. And the skirt has deep pockeU! Pattern T4605 comes in Jr. Miss sixes 11, 13, 15, 17. Size 13 takes. 4 1-4 yards 39-inch fabric. Thin pattern, «»ny to use, ilmplo to lew, I* teilcd for Ot. 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Household Arts Dept.. 66* W«n V-s —Richard Merle, 26, was sentenced to life imprisonment today for shooting to death his divorced wife, Helen, 25, Evansville college Homecoming Queen In 1948. Merle was found guilty on a charge of second-degree murder last week. He was accused ot pumping seven shots into his ex- wife's body as he tried to effect a reconciliation -while she dressed in her room for a. sorority iviuuuj^n Street, CV-i»KO to, I!l. Print plainly NAiHS. ADDRESS with ZONE. PATTERN NUMBER, Make your child happy with new stuffed toys and dolls! Lots o£ easy-to-sew patterns in our Alice Brooks Needlework Catalog. Send fifteen cents for this book today! A world of beauty in the 109 designs illustrated: crochet, knitting, embroidery, quilts, toys. Plus FREE needlework pattern i book. Tnepo/rce are wafcfifoaff WATCH THURSDAY'S NEWSPAPER!

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