SUNDAY, MAY 13,1962 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIFTEEN ANN LANDERS Wartime Wife Is Thankful For Peacetime Soldiering Dear Ann Landers: I'm still burning over the letter from "Experienced." She doesn't see any reason why a husband should be taken away from his family to "play soldier during peacetime." I sympathize with her because I know she is suffering emotionally, physically, and financially. But she should thank God that this IS peacetime, and her h u s b a n d 's training can be considered "playing" since no one is shooting live a m m u n i tion at him. I hope this woman never knows what it's like to be a wartime wife. How well I remember opening a letter, check, ing the date and sighing—"Well, he was still alive 20 days ago." Some of my friends wore less fortunate. Their husbands were ' shot down over Germany or died in prison camps. These women had to rear young children alone. My husband and I are now about to face our jsevenlh forced separation. But I'm not complaining. I'm one of the lucky wives, Ann. He came back to me alive and well after two wars.—ARMY WIFE. Dear Ann Landers: Please say something about the bitter competitiveness between in-laws. My parents and my husband's parents are destroying our marriage. They've been social friends for years, well off financially and determined to outdo each other. When I went to the hospital to have my first child my mother came lo be with me although I told her repeatedly, I didn't want her. to. When my molher-in-law learned my mother was at the hospital, SHE rushed over too. My doctor finally told them both to go home. The in-laws are forever dropping over to see the grandchildren. If my parents are here (and they usually are) the in-laws are an noyed. Naturally the kids are spoiled rotten. If one brings a $5 gift the other brings a $10 gift. Christmas, Easter and birthday are nightmares. About the only hing our children don't have is a piece of real estate on Fifth Avenue. My husband and I argue a lot. He defends his folks and I de;end mine. Storm clouds are gathering. What can be done?—TWO- WAY STRETCH Dear Stretch: The ideal solution is a move to another' city, It would be well worth it, even at a financial sacrifice. If this is not possible, you must tell your parents and lie must tell his parents to leave you alone, cut out all gifts, and unannounced visits. If I sound hard-boiled it's because the alternative is disaster. * * * Dear Ann Landers: I'm not a teenager and am .well past the giddy stage. For three years I went with a man who is likewise no child and I was certain we were altar-bound. Three weeks before he was to give mo my engagement ring he confessed he was mildly infatuated with a woman who worked in his department. She is a divorcee and good looking. He asked my permission to take her out a few times and "get her out of his system." I was crushed. Three weeks passed without one word from him. Yesterday I received two dozen roses. The enclosed card said "It's you I love." I know I love him, Ann, but do I want a man who would run me in a conlesl? What assurance do I have thai'something like this will not happen again? Please help me to see the light.—COAL BIN Dear Bin: If you love the guy, forget the past and make no reference to the other woman or to his absence. Start the romance anew. A good second beginning could lead to a happy ending. Does almost everyone have a good time but you? If so, send for ANN LANDERS' booklet, "How To Be Well-Liked," enclosing with your request 20 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope. Ann Landers will he glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of this newspaper enclosing a stamped, self- addressed envelope, Copyright 1(162, , Field Enterprises, Inc. JOSEPHINE LOWMAN Great Strides Made In Control of Mental Ills (ireat improvements have been made in the treatment of mental illness. Mental illness no longer is hope' less. Terrific strides have been made in its control and cure. With proper care and treatment, Jit least seven out of every 10 patients can he partially or totally cured. Nevertheless, mental illness is the number one health problem, today. There are more persons in the United States in hospitals with mental illness than with all other diseases combined,' including cancer, heart disease, tuberculosis and all other crippling and killing maladies. At least one out of every 10 persons has some form of mental or emotional disturbance which cries for psychiatric help. Mental illness can strike anyone. Go To Authority Often the beginning of mental illness is not easily recognized. But if we suspect it in ourselves, or members of our family, we should tackle it just the same as we do any other health problem— by going to the best authority we can find and getting help. Figures from many states show that, about 75 per cent of those actually 'admitted to mental hospitals are discharged within the first year. The recovery rate from schizophrenia has jumped about 20 per cent to about 70 in the last 40 years. This is Mental Health month in the United States. The National Association for Mental Health has 800 affiliated associations in 4(i states and more than a million members and volunteers, Combats Illness It is combating mental illness through public education, by increasing and improving treatment facilities with the local communities, through advice, rehabilitation and other . services to help the patient and the family, and through a varied program of research which is seeking to solve the mysteries of mental illness and ultimately to prevent and control it. _ In the past, readmissions of persons who have been discharged from mental hospitals have been as high as 35 per cent. This could be reduced to 10 per cent with continued rehabilitation aid, social, medical and'vocational after care. This is one area of health and happiness in which the women ol our country should be informed. o * * My leaflet, "Worry," will help you break the worry habit. If you would like to have it, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request for leaflet No. 64 to Josephine Lawman in care of this newspaper. Tomorrow: "New Weapons, Methods Help Fight Mental Disease." (Released by The Register -and Tribune Syndicate, 1962) ftSfuitier •' echoes. •'* aston HIGH SCHOOL NORTH CASTON Photo By Harrington Camderr Higlj fLtlaxuell Lft'.nn IJ/Hl ar B. Flora <Lftircfar •*^£t&*^* •» A&fffce J.IticMa- ,_ ISharp ttSfomakrLMepp®i Sj$i@fcr, CAMPEN HIGH SCHOOL -Photo By Harrington ANNOUNCEMENTS PICNIC POSTPONED St. Joseph hospital Sewing circle picnic, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until next month. MONDAY Division 6, CWF, of the Ninth street Christian church will meet Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock with Mrs.. Inm.bclle Morrical, 415 Highland. A good attendance is desired. * » * Fulton chapter 376, OES,' will meet Monday evening at 8 o'clock at the Masonic hall for a Mother's Day program and .practice for initiation. The committee includes: Ruth Rentschler, Phyl 1 - lis and Clifford Wray, Christina Rouch, Kalhryn Hentschler, Ocie Clevenger and Virginia Ditmire. * » ' * Honorary members of the Second Mothers study club will meet Monday afternoon at the 17th street hall for .a. salad luncheon'at 1 o'clock. • • • . .* * * , The Do-Better 4-H. club will meet at the Noble township school Monday evening at 8 o'clock. » # * * Tourist club will convene Monday evening at 7:45 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Henry C. Shoop, 2410 E. Broadway. * * -.!< Cass county HD Chorus will meet Monday evening at 7:15 o'clock at St. Luke's Lutheran church for rehearsal. The'White Rose club will meet at 7:30 Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Essie Frye, 1810 Spear. * * t Tri Kappa sorority will hold a business meeting Monday evening at 7:45 o'clock at the home of Mrs. E. L. Partridge, 2600 High •street. * * * Okie Towne chapter of DAR will convene Monday .evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs Helen Gifford, 1230 High street. . , * » * Psi Iota Xi sorority will meet a! the home of Mrs. William Jones, 2330 May/air drive,' Monday evening at '7:45 o'clock for a business session. » * * TUESDAY Fidelity chapter 58, OES, will hold a called meeting for initiation and a program honoring mothers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at the Masonic Temple. Those still having holiday coin savers are to turn them in as soon as possible! • l * # # The Walton Literary club will hold its final meeting of .the year at a noon luncheon Tuesday at the'home of Mrs. Clint Henry. the lesson on the handicapped. The Eel township HD club .No. 2 meeting scheduled for this Tuesday has been postponed until Tuesday, May 22. * * * Junior Daughters of Isabella will hold a session at the K. of C. hall Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock. * * * Cass county Woman's Republican club will hold a covered dish supper Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock in the basement of Memorial home. Rolls and coffee will be furnished and those at- : tending are to bring table ; service. * * * Lincoln Circle No. 1, Ladies of the GAR, will meet Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Memorial home. There will be refreshments 'and entertainment. * * •* The meeting of Honorary members of the Third > Mothers study club, scheduled for Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at.the. home of Mrs. Guy Wirick, will be held instead at the home of Mrs. Gladys Whiteman,, 833 West Linden avenue. . * * # WEDNESDAY Mothers will be special guests of members of the Second Mothers study club at their May, break- Mrs. Mildred Miller will, present'fast'Wednesday inorning at 9 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Jay Thompson, 712 East Broadway. Mrs. Lacey Moon will present the lesson on flower arrangements. * * * Friendship class of the Market street Methodist church will convene Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. *' * * The''Dorcas class of the Main street Methodist church will meet Wednesday , afternoon at 2 o'clock 1 with Mrs. Charles Whiteman, 826 Nineteenth street- A good, attendance is desired. * * *, , THURSDAY Wayne Friendly HD club will meet Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock-.with 'Mrs. Nancie Daily and daughter, Miss Alice Daily. * * * Mrs. J. P. Dawson, 3030 Woodland drive, will entertain the Excel club'at her home'Thursday evening at 7:3(1 o'clock. * *• * 'Melea Baptist Missionary so- qiety will hold a mother-daughter party Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. A program on Hawaii is being planned by a committee "composed of Wilma Metz, Pauline Skelton, Illie Neff and Olive Manning,. 'Members are to note the change of meeting dale.' * * * ' The Wayne , township Progr.es- sive-HD club will meet Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs, Nora Penny, Roll call will be 1 answered with "a tribute to mother." * * * Miami township HD club will meet Thursday evening at 7 o'clock for a summer supper at the basement of the New Waverly EUB church. * * * SI. Veronica study club will meet Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Mrs. Anna Grusenmeyer, 323 Montgomery street. Announce Program For BPW Annual State Convention Miss Alice Hanley, of Ihis city, has been named general chairman of the 44lh annual convention of the Indiana Bsuiness and Professional Women's clubs to be held at the French Lick-Sheraton Hotel at French Lick May 25-27. Miss M'yra Ruth Freed, Slate President, of Lafayette, announces the theme to be "Plan, Participate, Progress." Mrs. Katy Baker, - of Crawfordsville, is cochairman of the three-day event, 'A pre-convention board meeting and dinner will be held Friday, May 25, at 5 p.m. and the opening session that evening will include nomination of officers, presentation of candidates, mem- bership awards presentation, a report on the Retirement Home project and a discussion period. Reports and election of officers will be the order of business at Saturday's session followed by a series of workshops for the 1200 members and delegates planning to attend. Dr. Cleo Dawson, national magazine writer and author of the best seller, "She Came to Die Valley," will be the guest speaker at (he Saturday evening banquet. A reception for retiring and incoming officers will follow the banquet. A World Affairs breakfast will be held Sunday morning al wlu'ch lime Mrs. Mildred Loring Filch, Associate Professor. Emeritus of Political Ldence at Purdue University, will speak on the topic, "Crises in International Politics." Installation of officers will also be held. Local members .attending as delegates will be Mrs. Kathleen Dunkin, president; Mrs. Lois Scptt, Miss M'ollie Good, Mrs. E<!ith Ayres, Mrs. Shirley Shoup, Mi's: Fern Brown, Mrs. Boa Mcll- wain, Miss Jane Kasch, Mrs. Helen Soncarty, Mrs. Mary Weaver; alternates, Mrs. Mary Witl'irow, Miss Georgia Macklen, Mrs.* Bernice Moon and Miss Alice Hanley.
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