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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 16, 1960
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PAGE TWELVE THE FRAUDS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1MI. GILBERT'S "What Young People Think* \U.S. Babysitters Never Had It So Good .•* ' .•"•'.••"..-" . / . • : Making 50- 75c An Hour, Plus Extras They're Satisfied Workers - By EUGENE GILBERT President of the Youth Research Co. ,-fhere's a labor force swarming ov£r the country today which is content with • its hourly wage, doesn't worry about coffee breaks, and has little difficulty, in,interpersonal relationships. This satisfied segment of the working population is made ••'up of ^the teen-age bafoy sitters,, on duty an average of "one assignment a week. Sixty-fo'ur- per cent of the 993 young people polled in this week's survey are baby sitters. They avjrage between 50 and 75 cents an* hour, often get bonuses for affer-midnight sitting and household chores, and are quite{ able to-control their, charges—not by, punishment" but by play. ••'.'. Sloreover, the sitters feel their pay is fair,, and th'at both parents and children try .hard to.make the sitter feel happy in his work In fact, some of them feel they don't really earn their pay. Says Victor Komisar,. 17, of V a 1 1 e y Stream, L. I., "Being paid three or*four dollars for doing nothing isTnice work." Bonnie 'Gustafsen, 14, of Hlng- ham, Mass., reports she "just sits and eats and gets paid for it:" And Becky D. Quinn, 16, of Miami, Fla., lists the. joys of sitting as "money, icebox, TV. and ph<>ne privileges." N . . Some Are Naturals Etoney is the motivating factor for the teen-agers who sit regu- lariy, but experience and the pleasure of being with children ranks high. Comments Sheila Syring, 17, of Eugene, Ore., "I usually care for one angelic boy of-one family and he is more fun than work." ' ~' : Even those whose duties seem more onerous express satisfaction. "All I have to do is to feed v and wajch the children," is the casual remark of Marcia Burkert, 16, of "Indianapolis, .and her philo- TEEN CORNER^ Old folk Songs: Hobby f Career BY DICK KLEINER Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK (NEA)-If you like' folk music, you'll be happy to learn that the number of unrecorded old folk songs appears unlimited.. * That's the cheerful word from The Brothers Four, the latest folk group to become hot favorites. It was - their Columbia record of "Greenfields" that started them and they've been rolling since. "Greenfields" was but one old song "they found in their research. j "The .supply seems endless," says Brother Bob Flick. "It's amazing.'' MALE POLISH Presence About Presents /sG/ff Wen Could Use sophical girl comments, . "After all the barby sitter is just a substitute ,and the real mother' gets no money for a full-time jpb," From the comnjents;on the poll, it's-.evident that some sitters are natural - born psychologists. An understanding sitter from Greenville, N. C. has no trouble controlling the children because "when I explain to them what they; did 'wrong, they mind." Sabra Dawes, 18, of Coral Gables, Fla., thinks "if children are treated like^ adults, they act as such." And many say they enjoy playing games and reading to the children. The minority who'find it hard to handle children complain of their temper: tantrums, their disobedience, and the difficulties encountered in getting them to bed on time. .Their own parents must chuckle: about this! While most sitters enjoy a'good: working relationship with the par-. 'V*- 1 — >r ~s^t • and pro bletas fleets New Off icers Lucerne High School Baby sitting pleasures.... ents who hire them, there is a minor -faction that has xa few gripes. Staying out beyond the lime specified is a source of concern. "I have to get some rest," explains Priscilla Estes, 17, of Miami, and a 15-year-old youngster from Baton Rouge, La., says, 'I am most annoyed when they get home late." • . • Other complaints range from leaving inadequate instructions and no information as to the parents' whereabouts,, to beef about those detail-minded^-parents who' spell out everything jfithout' leaving any decision to the sitter's judgment. ...... .Bill; Wilson, 17j O f Baton Houge, La., says,'"The parents give me orders as though I were an idiot.' The, mother tells me not do some things and to do others which I would do' anyway." But at the other extr.eme is Pat Shank, 16, of Medina, 0., who comments,- "They don't explain how to run appliances^ I had to get the child out of bed once, to show me how to .run the dish ; washer." Last-minute cancellations are a" source of genuine grievance. "I sit steadily for one woman, and although I am supposed to reserve Saturday nights, she will not no.tify me. in advance." Most of the sitters polled have a steady once-a-week date. Others work ;as much as three' times a week, ' or as little, as once month. Some say they ; would like to sit and earn the. extra money, but dates and school work, plus their responsibility in taking care of younger members of the family, curtail their sitting schedule. Weekends ' see the biggest demand for sitters, though some, like Marie Hendrix, 17, of Eugene, Ore., sit "after school and all day weekends." If 'their charges are asleep, most watch TV, study or read— or do all three. They're willing to abide by the parents' instructions on the ticklish matter of entertaining a friend. Mar s h a Skorstad, 15, of West Allis, Wis., however, is- annoyed when the parents depart" saying, "Remember! No boys." But Katherine Conn., says if the parents approve, "I entertain a friend." Spending Wages No Problem l A pleasant rapport between employer and employee seems to prevail in the majority of cases. When asked if parents try to make themselves popular with their sitters, 44 per cent say yes. "The father of one of my families helps with my chemistry," says Becky Doyle-Quinn, 16, of Miami, Fla. Others take a keen interest in their sitters' activities and talk to them about their school and other interests. The children, too, seem to want to be in the sitters' good graces. Forty-six percent of .the sitters said the youngsters try to make .themselves popular. "Little boys write me love letters," says Karen Erb, id, oi Eugene, Ore. The girls spend the fruits of their labors on clothes, cosmetics, records, gifts, entertainment, and school supplies^ The boys use; theirs for hobbies, dates and pocket money. A percentage thriftily banks the earnings for their education. QUESTIONS ASKED 1. Do you baby-sit? If so, how often? -.,....2. What is your pay per hour? 3. Do you usually get extras? 4. Do you feel you are fairly paid? . . 5. What do you do when the children are asleep? 6. How do you keep the youngsters under control? Does your method work? 7. What annoys you most in the youngsters you care for? 8. What annoys you most about their parents? 9. Do parents try to make themselves popular with you? ID. Do the children try to make themselves popular with you? 11. What do you do with the money? They find, in looking through libraries and talking to everyone with a finger in the folk song pie, fragments of songs, and whole songs, which have never been recorded. They make new arrangements and have a new old song. The four, as you undoubtedly know, are college fraternity bro thers (Phi Gamma Delta at the University of Washington), not blood brothers. They had all sung separately as amateurs and had all gone to college to pursue courses far removed from music. Dick Foley was majoring in electrical engineering, Bob Flick in radio-TV production, John Paine in Far Eastern history and the Russian language and Mike Kirkland was a premed student. When a quartet was needed for a Rush Week ceremony, they vol unteered. Soon their extracurricular demands were so heavy they quit college to fulfill them. \ "We've only quit temporarily," says Foley. "We all plan to go back and get our degrees." Whether that ever happens, they can only guess at this point. They know, they're having the times of their lives in show business and are putting off that big decision as long as possible. For an Opera Singer, one ol the prime requisites is to sir/g Italian properly—with the correct phrasing, pronunciation and vowe" structure. Many American singers never readi the top because of their" inability to sing Italian just so. Hobert Merrill is one who does it perfectly. And he had a pretty "od teacher—the late Ezio Pin- Bob says he paid nothing for his lessons, either. He and Pinza worked out a -sort of lend-l-an- guage .program. Pinza taught Merrill how to sing Italian and, in exchange, Bob taught Ezio to sing English for his role in "South Pacific." . • * * * - . DICK'S PICKS-The Brothers Four strike again with "Beautiful — - Columbia. (Billy Wil- tUCERNE r- The high school and junior high elected class officers for the 1960-61 year. They are as follows: Seniors: President, Karen Clary, Vice-president, Jerry Kelly; Secretary, Karen Grandstaff; Treasurer, Donna Ross; Student Council]! Kay Herd; News Reporter, Betty Curry. Juniors: President, Rex Waymire; Vice-president, Dan Burn/Ugh; Secretary, Francis Bon- hqmme; Treasurer, Bob Barrett; Student Council, Barb'Haselby; Nejvs Reporter, Karen Thompson. Sophomores: President, James Barrett; Vice • president, Tom Deck; Secretary,. Nancy Gilman; Treasurer, Fred Minnick; Student Council, Mary Sheetz; News Reporter, George Mohler. •Freshmen: President, Steve Skater; Vice - president, Mark Jones; Secretary, Judy Baker; Treasurer, Mike. Robinson; Stu- deot Council, Mary Woodhouse; News Reporter, Dianne Clary. Eighth grade: -President, Larry Wjhn; 'Vice-president, Jim,Shafer; Secretary, Barfie Brandt; Treasurer;-'Jim Sheetz; Student Council, Vivian Stair; News Reporter, Sandra Ross. Seventh grade; President, Christine Brandt; Vice-president, Tom Briggs; Secretary, Colleen Baker; Treasurer, Charles Gilman; Student Council, JoEellen Sheetz; News Reporter, Rita Sheetz. The students also elected their cheerleaders for 1960-61. They are as follows: ; • • High school—Karen Clary, Karen Grandstaff, Kay Herd and Barb Haselby. Junior High — Sandra Ross, Mary Bonhomme and Vivian Stair, The Seniors are presenting their class play, "Ghost Tails" on Friday, j October 21, and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The following students are taking part in the play: Karen Grandstaff, Jerry Kelly, Kay Frushour, Dpnna Ross, Doug Myers, Betty Curry, Kay Herd, Karen Clary and Chuck Basham. to give'and enjoy 1 « Russell Stover Candies "The World's Fines* Candies" MADE OF . WORLD'S FINEST INGREDIENTS Always Fresh and So petitions And only $!.« B». EXCLUSIVELY AT TMBERLAKE'S WHEN YOU WANT FINE CANDY y Come to Tim be Hake's Gift Shop EVERY BOX YOU BUY HEBE IS GUARANTEED FRESH Monterey Classes Choose Officers MONTEREY — Organization day at Monterey High School was August 26. This was the day on Which the students purchased their books: or make arrangements for purchasing them.LClasses officially started, the following Monday. We were out of school over the Labor Day weekend. The following week, school was dismissed for one day to go to the State Fair. After school got into full swing, we elected class officers during our first class meeting These were as follows Seniors presi dent, Jack Winters, vice-president, ierry Reinholt, secretary, Joyce Reinholt, regorter, Jackie Rowe; student council, Mary Edd Allen, Bill Kusturin and Arnold Brandt. / Juniors—President, David Peterson; vice-president, Roger Bur kett, secretary, Rose Ann Fox, treasurer, Sheryl Feece, reporter^ Alan Burch; student council, John Beauchamp. Sophomores—President, Kenny •Smith; vice-president, Irene Loehmer; secretary, Aiglee Agee, treasurer, Lydia Danti, reporter, Charles Freel, student council, Marilyn McKmley i Freshmen—President, Steve Keller; vice-president, Wayne Mac- Brown Eyes" on Others: "For You" liams, Coral); "Out of This World" <Sarah cury); "Ballad Vaughan, Mer- of the Alamo" (The Easy Riders,. Kapp); "Big Bad Betsy" (Inez Johnston, Brunswick); "To Each His Own" (The Platters, Mercury); "Spartacus Love .Theme" (Dick Jacobs, Coral); "The Face From Outer Space" (Jeff Barrjr, RCA); "A Thousand Miles Away" (The Day Brothers, Chancellor). Comedy records continue to flood the market. Here are the best of the recent releases: On Angel, English comedian Peter Sellers has a witty one in "The Best of Sellers"; on Riverside, Louis Nye does his ' advertising routines on "Heigh-Ho Madison Avenue!" on Libraphone, Prof. C. Northcote Parkinson E x p 1 ains Parkinson's Law"; on Grand Award, another ex-Steve Allen comic tries recorded humor as Dayton Allen discourses on "Why Not?" In the lighter classical vein, there are two easy-listening new releases for those who like their long-hair short. On Dot, Willis Page and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra play "Themes From the Great Symphonies," using melodic strains of works by Brahms. Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. On RCA, Hobert Russell Bennett and the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band play the conductor's "Armed Forces Suite," a symphonic treatment of m i 1 i t ary themes. Young America High Class Off icers Set By HELEN ROBERTSON YOUNG AMERICA-The high school class officers have been elected for the year. They are: Seniors: John Wilson, pres.; Stevs Swoverland, vice-pres.; Scheryl Seward, treasurer; Helen Robertson, secretary; Danny Beck, council. Juniors: Joe Williams, pres.; Larry Babb, vks-pres.;^ Ruth Smith, treasurer; Linda Prather, secretary; Tom Robertson, council. Sophomores: Jean Nelson, ter; secretary-treasurer, June Ellen Zechiel; reporter, Steve Reinhold; student council, Jean Price. Individual school pictures were taken Wednesday, Sept. 14, and Senior pictures were taken Friday, Sept. 16. The Seniors are having their class play, "You Can't Kiss Caroline," on Oct. 21. It is. a comedy IP /three acts. The cast includes Joyce Reinhold, Joe May, Jim Barton, Paul -Ely, Jerry'Reinholt, Jack Winters, Terry Hoover, Vivian Loehmer, Kathy Scott, Sharon Lincoln,. Carol Fisher,' Mary Edd Allen, Carol Taiclet,: Jackie Rowe and Mary Master. The student: council is having a Carnival, Nov. 25 to help cover general expenditures of the school. ''•... pres.; Pat~-Frushour, vice-pres.; Judy Cornell, -treasurer; Larry Amthauer, secretary; Bob Thomas, council. Freshmen: Jane Cohee, pres.; Joan Manning, treasurer; Anita Wheeler, vice-pres.;; Dutie Simpson, Secretary; Torn Hook, coun cil. For-That Difficult Complexion— MARCELL'S Hypo-Allergk COSMETICS exclusively at [Central Drug Co.] Washington Tp. Forms Pep Club By TERRY DeLAWTER and DORIS KAY KffiSLING 'The Washington' township school has organized a : pep;'club and now ; has about 70 '"members jn grades .7-l£ ,-V 4 The yell-leaders ire Conna Nulf, Donna Nulf, Barbara Downham. Ellen White for the high snhopl;- Kathy Tocco,;: Christina ? Vance, Linda Miller, and Patty Robertson for the junior high. > The spphmores-have been selling magazines for the. pi.it two weeks : and have mad* approximately M25. '••""' '. The first Saturday classes were held yesterday. These classes are necessary because of the late opening of school. Washington township school did not open' on I schedule because repairs were Eighth grade: Earline Miller, pres.; Carl Wilson,- vice-pres.; Sherri Oden, council. Seventh grade: Terry Manning, pres.; Phyllis Simpson, vice-pres.; Mike Leffert, treasurer; Pam Smith, secretary; Tom Goltz, council. . FFA' officers include:. Eddie flfelson, pres.; John Wilson, vice- pres.; Erman Dowelli secretary; Joe Williams, treasurer; Tom Robertson, reporter; Jerry McCoy, sentinel. SSS.officers: Patty Krise, pres.: Scheryl Seward, vice-pres.; Carl Wilson, treasurer; Linda Prather, corr. secretary; Joan Manning, rec.<secretary. Cheerleaders are: Judy Hook, Fonda Lane, Scheryl Seward, Earine Miller and. Pam" Smith. The sonhomores are now selling candy. The juniors have finisher [heir magazine sale and went $150 over the goal. The juniors are also practicing for their play Nov. 9 and 10. The FFA Halloween camiva las been set for Oct. 29. Queen candidates are Scheryl Seward Ruthie Smith, Jean Nelson, Dutie Simpson. Attending the nationa FFA convention at Kansas City are Joe Williams, Howard Turn paugh, Tom Robertson and Don Nelson. , • Carol Wilson is the only studen on the "A" honor roll. Listed on the "B" honor roll were Kathie Wilson, Ruth Smith, Pam Shaw ver, Patty Krise, Tom Robertson Linda Prather, Susan Downham Nancy Naftzger, Rose Harness Pat Frushour, Judy Cornell, Joa Manning, Dutie Simpson, Su Swoverland, Janet Nichols '.-.am Sherri Oden. Cheerleaders Sef AfGafvesfon By JUDY WINSLOW GALVESTON — Cheerleaders for Galvesfon high school were elected last week. They are:.Sherry Malicoat, Diane Hardin, Susan Malicoat, and Francis Martin. Honor roll students announced by Paul Hatfield,'principal, are: Connie Johnson, Joe Spence, David Black, Lee Pettay, Nancy Ravencraft, Eddie Robertson,' Marilyn Spence, Sondra Stafford. Receiving honorable • mention were ,Rila Graham, r Susan Mali coat, Connie 'Edwards. Parker Shinn, a j.unior, has been selected to attend the FFA convention at Kansas City. still being made to parts of the building damigad by the summer itorm. Juniors At Fulton End Sale By BONNIE OUSLEY FULTON—The Junior class Fulton has completed the sale o magazines and cleared $450 fo the treasury. Terry Brown wo the prize for highest salesman and Paul Schmidt was second. Donna Hauser and Linda Zabs are participating on the gove: nor's youth council. They report ed to the student body Wednes day morning of the council's ac tivities, which include discussio of ROTC, welfare, sex education judiciary and juvenile crime. Thirty-:two members of the chc rus will perform Nov. 27 at th teachers convention in Soul Bend. The student body has voted retain the present school song ,»n "Wave The Flag" as a pep song Mrs. Van Matre, Danny Hai ser, Mark Zartman, Donnie M Croskey, Jerry Leavell and Gary Champ left Monday morning' fo Kansas City,'.where Danny wi to receive an award. Mrs. Coffin gtook Margirtt M Croskey, Linda Zabst, Bever Reames, Dana Ault, Carol Burn and Shirley Sutton to the SSS district convention at Adams Cen tral Khool near Monroe. "Well, is he going' to open it or not?" she wonders, as h* abbles on. By DON GOODWIN Tussie, a bride of -six months, as crying her eyes out. "George oesn't love me," she wailed. "He asn't_brought me a gift since we ere -married!" If this sounds familiar, it's be- ause nearly every bride has said Give Tussie a few more months nd she'll wise up to something, eorge does so love her, -but eorge is rotten at giving gifts. Most men are, in fact. Except n their courting days, when they lell out for candy and flowers n a kind of delirium, men are emperamentally unsuited either or giving presents or receiving icm. True, when their backs are to le wall, when Christmas rolls round and they can't talk wifey nto buying her own gift, men will raipse out and buy something, nything, to fulfill their "duty." iut they usually hate it. Their backwardness at giving ifts is matched, furthermore, by leir awkwardness at getting lem. Hare is the man who can eceive, open and exclaim over gift with a fraction of the grac- ousness —nae, relish —women exude so naturally. Before penetrating the myster- es of gift-giving, therefore, it may be wise to look at gift-re- eiving. After all, any enterprising usband can get out of giving ifts; few can avoid receiving lem. WHEN you get a •orry about seeming too pleased, ince a certain glow is expected nyway, your gratitude m u s t liine over and above this glow o seem even sincere. Open the gift at once. Putting aside unopened implies a lack f interest in either the giver or gift. Christmas gifts are an bvious exception. If it's the wrong size, say so. >ifts can usually be exchanged, nd the. fact you want your wife o go to the trouble of exchang- ng it shows you love her. (Illqg- cal? Well, so was her buying ou a gift with your money, but hat's how marriages are.) If the gift is from an absent riend, it's a good idea to write four thank-you letter at once. The onger you wait, the longer will be fie letter, because the more you'll wve'to' explain why the letter was late. Business gifts call for a special word..The thank-you note should )€ written on company paper and addressed to whoever signed the card but with the company included in the thanks. Here's a case where too much gratitude is NOT good. The person or firm sending you the gift may secretly look on it as a bribe, and your very bubbliness may suggest you do, too. * * • NOW, a few words about giving presents. 1. Always remove the price lag from a gift. This rule is so ironclad as to include cutting off the comer of a book jacket giving the price. 2. Have the gift wrapped. Almost any store will dp it for you. Even if you give it in person, enclose a name tag, business card or something identifying yourself as the giver. 3. Don't give something too lavish to a friend or casual acquaintance. Inherent to gift-giving is reciprocity, and it will embarrass him if he can't repay in kind. Burlington Club To Meet Tuesday At Hinkle Home BURLINGTO N— Burlington township Home Demonstration club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. - , 1 Ross Fellows with Blanche Hinkle gift, . don t and y,^ Tay i or sssistant host . esses. Orange Achor o£ near Burlington, sold his household goods Friday and has moved into his new trailer home in Marion. Mr. and Mrs. Doris Blohm have received word that their son, Wayne G. has arrived in Korea. His address is: Private Wayne G. Blohm', US 55953760. Company C 728th M.P., B.M., APO 301, San Francisco, Calif. . -. ' Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Garrison announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Eileen, to Kenneth William Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Hayes, of Franklin. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. -Oct. 29, in the Burlington First Brethren church. The bride-elect is employed by the Indiana Farmers Town and Country Mutual Insurance company in Indianapolis. Her fiance is an employe of Linda, Inc., Speedway. DURING Operation Hospitality IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DflUXE . LOW PRICE. PORTABLE IT'S HERE! Underwood Olivetti Typewriter *88 • plus tax You'll like these features, too! It's super-light — super-low — super-good-looking— with all basic big-typewriter features- (even tabulation!) ' Our Hospitality Gifito You! PQPFI A dictionary and reference guide jutt for rlwKe 'looking ot thii typewriter. Thi» offer ' only for a limited time. Setter come in todoy. HIATT'S "Behind "The littU White Hou*e"

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