Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 27, 1962 · Page 23
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 23

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 27, 1962
Page 23
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SUNDAY, MAY 27,19*. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS. LOGANSPORT. INDIANA PAGE TWENTY-THREE OLD FASHIONED BRIDE. . .Grandmother wore charming lingerie like this, but she never had such an easy time keeping it looking fresh. This lounging costume designed by Fantasy is made of a cotton fiber mixed with a polyester called kodel that keeps the flounces andruffles around pants, pinafore skirt and night cap from looking wrinkled. War Brides Still Stick Together ASTORIA, N. Y. - Fifteen year ago a marriage that often made the' front pages of the hometown paper was a union between an American soldier-and a stranger to this country—a Brit-^ ish, German, French, Italian or' Japanese girl. ^What has happened to these, war brides in the years-thai; have passed? Was the love that often carried the GIs and (heir brides of other nations through .red tape and ugly prejudices strong enough to survive the difficulties caused by vastly different backgrounds? Yes, say many members of the Cosmopolitan Club and the Trans- Atlantic Brides and Parents As-, sociations two of several international organizations formed by war brides. No, admit others whose marriages could not withstand the handicaps of language, loneliness in a strange land and diverse- environments. Exactly what percentage of these challenging marriages lasted is not known. The U.S, Imi- gration Service does not have specific data because, although thousands returned to their homeland after deciding their promised land was not much of a'bar- gain, many others remained in the country after a divorce, and in many instances later married another American lad. • Still Another Land "I couldn't go back to England," explains one daughter of the British Isles whose marriage to a GI failed to work.." I have grown to love America and I have made a place .for myself here. England has changed since I left. Although a part of my heart will always be there, to return again would be like starting all over again in still another strange land. "Perhaps if I belonged to one of the war bride groups when I first came here my marriage might have worked out. Of course, other things contributed to its failure, but the feeling of. being so dreadfully alone here was a part of it." Even afler almost two decades of being Yankees chief activity of (he most happily married war War Brides scan London paper for news of lolks back home. bride members is. simply to talk about' things back home. '.'It.helps.to realize that homesickness for your country is not suffered by you only," explains Peg Tackenberg, president of the Trans-Atlantic Brides' and Parents Association. '"We have -tried arranging bowling, or card games, but the girls prefer, to sit and exchange news about home." : There are approximately 15,000 members in TBA with 120 branches in the U.S.A. At home in England are the mother members of the organisation: who also exchange snapshots and bits from letters, and think up ways of earning the. plane fare to the U.S. There are 100 parent 1 clubs. Lonesome Mothers Founder of this ocean, spanning club is Mrs. Gwen Kilgour, now 70..Homesick for her daughter in Baltimore, she advertised in 1946 for other mothers to get together to think of ways to battle both lonesomeness and the high cosl of travel. Forming organizations .among daughters in the U.S. was a method of battling homesickness among the war brides themselves By arranging periodic chartered plane trips to the U.S. Mrs. Kilgour managed to slash some of the dollar signs that separate mother and daughter. Planeload of Love "The most moving moment I ever experienced was to stand :here in the airport and watch .hose mothers descend tlje steps of one of our chartered planes, envelop a tearful daughter she hadn't seen in years, and then jrandchildren she had never known," says Mrs. Tackenberg. Only on rare occasions are yankee husbands invited to participate in war bride club activities. Nor do these international organ!- zationii have auxiliary groups for the GIs who wooed and won them to this country. "They don't mind," says Mrs. Tackenberg, "They are pleased that we can share our experiences this way. It probably makes us better wives, Purdue Road School Set Road officials from four area countleis will attend two separate one-day sessions at (lie Purdue university : Memorial Center next Thursday, and: Friday'to review, bridge j programs arid cost record procedures. "^ A series of similar meetings is being. Conducted throughout the: state'by the Highway Extension: and Research Project for Indiana! Cquntios at Purdue'university. Among the • officials at the sessions next week will be representatives of Cass, Carroll, Miami; and White counties. The first day's session is for commissioners, highway super- 1 visors, auditors and county coun-; oil' members. The second day's session: is for highway clerks,: bookkeepers, and supervisors. If turkey wings are available in, your market, you might like la try braising them. Count on the; meat neding about two hours oli simmering. But-Are the Buttons On? NEW YORK — When a wife is working primarily for self fulfillment, the husband has a right to expect that she will complete her household obligations before assuming her career role. This is where husbands are short-changed in marriage, Dr. Abraham Franzblau, a psychiatrist here believes. "You can't tell your husband that you were too busy to prepare dinner or sew a button on his jacket or wash the dishes. IVs up to you io arrange your lime so that you meet your husband's needs before assuming additional obligations," The psychiatrist claims that a wife who clamors for equal rights frequently expects her husband to help with (he .baby or in the kitchen but seldom expects to help her husband in his office or with his "homework." While women gain status by entering .the business world, men lose it by putting on an apron to help with the kitchen chores. But he terms it npnsense that hus- bands who bathe and diaper babies are building Rood relationships with their young. "Fathers who perform women's jobs confuse infants on the role of the sexes," he protests. However, he does claim that men can help at home if, the wife is' working because the family needs the money. And it's all right for a passive husband who is married to an aggressive wife. • He a:,so admits, "Nobody knows what really makes a happy marriage." BOUQUET CUSTOM Bunches of herbs were hidden under the veils of ancient Roman brides. Later orange blossoms were carried by. .the Saracens as symbols of fertility. The English with insular affection have long favored roses as their bridal flower. Consequently, June became a popular bridal month because ol the abundance of roses at this, lime. COLLECTORS ITEMS-So they're so well heeled, they've got everything. Chances are they have a hobby — stamps, cats, pipes, pottery, or foreign dolls or something — that would be the basis of a long remembered shower. (JUhinfpooe RCA VICTOR ® UJklxlpoot RCJA VICTOR &/$ UJkin£poo€| RCA VICTOR This bride-to-be tries out her hairdo and simple bow headband with bouffant veil to'be sure they are exactly right for each other. They should complement each other. PLAN TO PROVIDE MORE CLOSET SPACE This is indeed the "space age." Every homeowner and every home buyer is on the lookout for a "place with space". When remodeling, home owners often neglect planning for and providing adequate storage for such items as .garden equipment, screens, out-of-season clothing, sport equipment and hundreds of other like items a family uses -on occasion only. Housing specialists say thai every homeowner should first check for ample closet areas that can be easily converted to utility storage space. Often odd-sized space areas can be converted to storage space —easily and economically — by means of a couple of two-by-four studding frames and a few sheets of gypsum wallboard'.' WHY BLUE? The brides of Israel in ancient times wore a. blue ribbon on the border of their fringed robes to denote purity, fidelity and love. Blue is also associated with the purity of the Virgin Mary. IDEA FILE Clip and file all time-saving meal ideas and try each. When you find one that fits your family circumstances—and your husband likes it—save it; discard the others. Picture itNow-See it Forever "Your Wedding" INFORMAL OR FORMAL. POSBS IN ALBUMS, SINGLES, DOUBLES OR TRIPLES Oil Colors Sepia or Black and White Select your size and'your album. LIPSCOMB PHOTO STUDIO Phone 66870 712 W. Miami Your After-Hour Photographer MODERN! BEST FOR THE BRIDE because a "MILLION" Water Currents created by the exclusive Surgilator Washes Clothes'! G s.n 1 1 y,' yet Thoroughly Clean I Washer . . . it's the Bride's Best Buyl 239 The bride will find an RCA Whirlpool Appliance For Every Home Need YOUR AUTHORIZED RCA WHIRLPOOL .DEALER MODERN PIJUMBIW'G^HIATING-AiPPllAIMCES-JTV STORll: HOURS: MOM., TUBS., WURS.; SiAfT., fl a.m. to 6 .p.m. 522 North; FRIDAY'S a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone 3258 Keep a permanent record of that beautiful wedding by taking lots of pictures in color. Get several to share with'family and friends. LET US'CHECK YOUR CAMERA Be Sure to have Plenty of COLOR FILM and FLASH BULI3S. Quick Film Service ^Sw- 524 East Broadway Plione 4444. BENNETT'S FURNSTURE FOR JUNE BRIDES Big Values.. For the Ntiwlyweds- The Oldy Weds and the Never Weds. SAVE $60.00 ' YOUR CHOKE a PIECE BEDROOM SUITE OR 2 PIECE LIVING ROOM SUITE Less 10% For Cash BEDROOM SUITES-Choic* of 5 modern *uii*s in dork or light walnut, (eokwood or Tangier Mahogany. Con- mi i of doublft drcsjor, largo ehflit and bookedle bod. LIVING ROOM SUITE-pals bnig* nylon covtjr with foam rubber cushions. ,'. . L^ rt -jTr^'5> ,1. .*•"*.» SAVE $70.00 Modern 3-Pc. Sectional , . , . Reg $339.00 Covered m rose beige Sa , e ,p ri£e $299 00 nylon with foam rub- Less 10% for cash $30.00 cushions. You pay $269.00 NO CARRYING CHARGES On Term Purchases A 15 E. Broadway Phone 3832

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