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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 13

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, November 17, 1957
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1957 THE PHAKOS-TBEBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE THDITEEN GILBERT'S "What Young People Think" Home-Bound Youths Straining At Leash By EUGENE GILBERT President of the Gilbert ' Youth Research Co. Life with father and mother can be a trying, but frequently rewarding, experience for unmarried sons and daughters in the early stages of adulthood. In lhe< eyes of our parents, most of us never grow old. never outgrow the need for advice and protection, never completely sever the ties that have bound us to the family eirde until we begin a family of our own. Yet this very solicitude for our welfare, even as an expression of parental love, can develop into a major problem. Intense interest often breeds interference, robs us of initative in life and may leave us helpless victims of "momism," the curious affliction that author Philip Wylie once said is sapping the strength and drive of succeeding American generations. When boys and girls reach the age of 18, they are anxious to see what life has to offer. Understandably, they want to meet some of She tests and challenges that home, school and church have prepared them for — the challenge of earning a living, meeting the right mate and starting a family, pursuing some meaningful goal in life. B'O parents sometimes tend to get in the way of those aims? To get the answers to "Jhis intimate and recurring family problem, we interviewed hundreds of unmarried sons and daughters between the age of 18 and 23 in various cities and towns across the country. Most Would Leave Home The survey was confined only to the unmarried group .of young adults. It did not include child brides and child grooms, whose problems are of a different nature and will be dealt with in a later study. In assessing the young unmarried age group, we found first that 81 per cent of them lived at home, the rest were either away at college or living and working in another city. Of those living at home, 64 per cent of :he boys and 48 per cent of the girls expressed a desire to live elsewhere, away from the supervision of their parents. Why? « Perhaps the next four questions provided a clue. They dealt mainly with home life for young adults under the watchful eyes of father and mother. For instance, 16 per cent of the boys ami 37 per cent of the girls- said they were required to be home at a specified time on weekday nights. Remember, these are not adolescents talking, these are young men and women from 18 to 23 years of age. In the eyes of parents most young people never outgrow the need for a guiding hand. (28 per cent), respect (23 per cent), love (20 per cent). It is interesting to note that only 12 per cent of the unmarried daughters and found their jobs without any help or advice from their parents. About the same percentage said they never even discussed the sub- looked upon father as a friend,' ject at home before setting out on his lead category with the boys, i Only 11 per cent of the boys In trying to assess the place of mother in the hearts of her growing sons and daughters, the choice of words was altered slightly to fit her station in life. The question asked was "when you think of mother which of these words comes to mind: love, worry, help, interference, fear, respect." Love led all the'.rest among the girls, with a 49 per cent response, but interference spelled What time did they have to be! mother for 36 per cent of the boys, home? Before 11 p.m., answered 31 per cent of those under curfew restrictions. Nearly half were allowed to stay out until midnight, and the remaining 20 percent could get home at 1 a. m. or later. Both boys and girls were asked "when you think of your father, which of these words comes to mind: stern, love, friend, respect, fear, example." Father and friend went hand in hand with the largest group of boys, 30 per cent, but stern was the word for father to most of the girls, 36 per cent. Stern took second place among the boys' ans- a job hunting expedition, wers. with 21 per cent, followed by fear (19 per cent), respect (17 per cent) and love (15 per cent). Girls Fear Fathers Among the girls, father besides being stern also suggested fear I their top category. Next in line for the girls' idea of mother caime respect (35 per cent), help (29 per cent), fear (•21 per cent),-worry ('17 per cent) and interference (14 per cent). Again it is interesting to note that while motherly interference was a main issue with' the boys, it was the least consideration among the girls. After interference, the (boys next listed love (32 per cent), respect (14 per cent), worry (12 per cent), help (10 per cent) and fear (7 per cent). Since most of the young people in this age group are out of school and contributing to the family income, the relationship of their job to their home life was an important one. ' jf Parents Disappointed Despite the close home ties, 77 per cent of the boys and 64 per cent of the girls said they picked and 6 per cent of the girls' said they got along with' him all right at work and had no complaints. Boys who did not work for their fathers seemed mighty happy •about the idea, but girls working for other bosses seemed to W* ^T^ it would be nice to have rather as 1 - vailing at home, 59 per cent o. young imen and 66 per cent of the young women enjoyed doing thing with their 'families, took deligh in the -comradeship of Mom and Dad. Did they feel close to their fam ilies? That was another matter entir ely, one that hit closer to home than mere -enjoyment of family activities. The answer, whic parents reasor the boas. The question asked was: Would you prefer to have your father in place of your present boss? No, answered 79 per cent of the boys. Yes, said 63 per cent of the girls. The fact that most 0f - these young people picked their own jobs and in most cases did not ! follow in their fathers' footsteps ' did not give them immunity from job criticism at home. Their independence was curbed somewhat by parental estimates of their success. Six of every 10 boys and more than one out of every two girls said their parents did not consider them successful 'in their jobs and were disappointed with them. This disappointment is surprising in the light of another survey question that showed less than 45 •per .cent of the parents expected their children to do as well or better in life as they have done. H they didn't expect too much, why were they disappointed? But despite the. curfews, job criticisms' and occasional streaks of sterness and interference pre- Ex-Filmland Tough Guy Is Successful Gardener HOLLYWOOD OUiP)—Remember Tom Neal, the guy who walloped Franchot Tone in a pre-dawn slug- under the broiling desert sun but Neal began studying Christian Science. Xow, two years later, he fest for the affections of sexy Barbava Paylon? has a burgeoning gardening busi- The brawl wrote finis to the ness and seven employes. He mar- muscular actor's career, all but: ried lovely Pat Fenton, a local ruined Barbara's future in flickers j girl, and they have a 7-month-old and injured Tone. son. That was more than six years ago. Neal, tabbed with the "heavy" role in the romantic triangle, won the fight but lost the girl when Acting Is Ended "I take my exams for a landscape architect license shortly," Neal said proudly. "Then I'll really be in business." the blond beauty married Tone. I The veteran of some 85 movies The marriage lasted only a few learned gardening in his salad TEEN CORNER ^ MALE POLISH Cash As Cash Can, But Can It In Conversation Apparently the young lady would rather hear instead of "Hunun, must be worth about . . ." "How beautiful!' •cent of the boys and 52 per cen of the girls do not feel close t< their families. They may be liv ing at 'home, but already they ar beginning to lead their own lives They want love but 'they also want life, and the latter is apt to. win in a family tug-of-war. The Questions Asked Do you live at home? Would you rather live away from home? Are you required to b* home at a specific time on weekday nights? What time? Did your parents help you make your decision about your job? Do your parents consider you successful in your work? Did your father expect you to do as well or better than he had done? Would you prefer to have your •father in place of your present boss? Do you enjoy doing things with your family? Do you feel close to your family? Food and Drink months. Barbara has remarried and lives in Mexico. Tone is acting again. But it is Neal who provides the happy ending expected of most stories—celluloid or real- movie life. Became a Gardener He paid for his mistakes and A and days by working with a pair ofj Japanese gardeners who kept his I two-acre Bel-Air estate looking like! a tropical paradise. Neal now trims hedges cares for lawns of movie personalities with whom he used to travel tho bistro beat along the Sunset Strip. rowdy capers when his acting! "I wouldn't go back to acting career plummeted like a sack of for anything," he avows. wet cement. Unable to find work, "I'm outside all day long. I'm he pulled up stakes and moved to my own boss, and I don't have to Chicago where he played in tele-1 worry about waiting for a call to vision soap operas. work. No agent shoves me around A couple of years ago he gravi- j and' there's no stretching the bank tated back to movieland only to! account between pictures, find the "go away" sign hanging | "I'm a very fortunate man," he on producers' doors. He was flat: concludes, "I've found religion, a broke. j good wife and work I can be proud "Then I moved to Palm Springs j of." and my life began to change," says Neal. "At first I worked as night manager of a restaurant. That lasted six months. I saved a few bucks, bought some tools and became a gardener. "It was tough work at first myself—for the first time in my fc vac worth it. I realty found NEW PLUMBING TRENDS Current trends in the plumbing industry, according to the Plumbing and Heating Industries Bureau, are toward smaller showerheads, vanity lavatories and low - built bath tubs. A new bathtub only 14 inches high is especially convenient for children and elderly people. ACROSS I Afternooo drink 4 Corned beef 8 Parkcrhouse 12 Ventilate 13 Musical instrument 14 Siouan Indian 15 Table scrap . 16 Those nervously disturbed 18 Beer mugs 20 Pustules 21 Weep 22 Persian prince 24 Resound 26 Continent 27 Article 30 Chillier 32 Put away 34 Leg joint! 35 Holding 36 Scottish river 37 Fish eggs 39 Observed 40 Noises 41 Lamprey 42 French river 45 Shared 49 Mark between 51 Cpntend 52 ftench summers 53 Bench (legal) 54 Compass point 55 Beetles 56 Narrow board 57 Japanese coin DOWN 1 New Mexico city 2 Ireland 3 Vegetable 4 Sweetening 5 Brother of Cain (Bib.) 6 Pickled food! 7 Pronoun 8 Revolving part 9 Of the ear 10 Fasten securely 11 Minus 17 Drug 19 Comic 23 Fogs 24-Habitat plant form 25 Ice cream — 26 Maliciou* burning By DON GOODWIN Our enemies abroad—and a lot of-our friends, too, say we Americans think too much about money. To v/hich we reply, So do most people. And. besides, the man with a cash -oriented mind is no bother as long as he keeps his thoughts to himself. What bothers most of us is the man who talks-talks-TALKS about money all the time. We don't know whether Americans talk more or less about money than others, but if we do, it's probably because we have more than others. We earn more and we have more things to buy with it. Money and the things.it •can buy.are our physical environment, so money is not an easy subject to avoid. Nevertheless, the polished man gives it -a broad berth whenever possible. He is smpathetk to the money troubles his friends pour into his ear, but he tries not to reciprocate with his own red-ink woes. » * * NEVT to the man ' who wears lamp shades for hats, the worst party bore is the heavy-chinned, would-be bear of Wall Street who corners you and talks money. He jabs his index finger into your chest like a woodpecker, and tells you what stocks you should buy, the ones he almost bought, and the one? all the inside-dopesters of the financial world are buzzing about. Then there's the business man whom you try not to meet on the street. , He buttonholes you in the middle of the sidewalk and blocks pedestrian traffic for 40 minutes while he regales you with .the colorful detils of his soft-goods inventory, the bad weeks his cut-throat competitor gave him, the wicked union and the nickel-nursing customers. Thes« admittedly are extreme cases. But a preoccupation with green stuff can also take subtler forms. * * * For example, there's the man who judges everything by its monetary value. Nothing is so personal or sacred or beautiful but tfhat he slaps a price tag on it. He's the guy who, looking at someone's valued Picasso,- blurts out, "Confidentially, Joe, what's it worth? If he's too polished to ask directly, he manages to be just as rude indirectly: "Gee, how can you affod THAT?" or "Musta cost a fortune." Then there's the man who eternally pries into other's finances. He can't rest easy until he knows how much insurance his friends carry; .the size of their bank account; the mortgage on their house or the jent they pay. If a man must see the world through colored glasses, he should choose another color besides green. Q & A on P's 4 Q's (Q) "I'm dying to know the salary of a certain individual in my office. Is it rude to ask?" B. B., Liberytville, 111. (A) Most definitely. Asking a person -to reveal Jiis income puts hirh in an impossible position. If the amount is large, he feels guilty. If it's small, he feels inferior. Either way it's an embarrassing question. (Copyright 1957, General Features Corp.) Class Officers Named AfB«rnetfsv/J/eH.$. BURNETTSVILLE — Class-officers at Burnettsville have been elected, according to school reporter Shirley Best. They are in the order president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Senior: Don Stroud, Jerry-Peters, Lou. Ann Pearson, Marilyn Kauffman. Juniors: Milt Crowell, Bill Green, Carolyn Rogers, Carol Shaffer. Sophomores: Karen Giffin, Jim Mikesell, Jim Rldenour and Dorothy Sparks. Freshmen: Fred (Brady, Janice McLeland, Bob Clark and Walter Landis. Cheer leaders have been an- jiounced for the high school and junior high. They are: high school: jshirly Best, Patty Matthews, Janet Best, Joyce Best. Junior high: Jeany Matthews, Pamela •Mullingan and Judy Barnes. Students listed on the honor roll ware: Charles Hines Marilyn Kauffman, Bita Hook, Louisa Myers, Kay Eeents, Lou Ann Pearson, Patsy Felker, Liz -Chilcott, Richard Pearson, Don Stfa- sser, Cheryl Davis and Pamela Mulligan. With Winter Fantasy less than a month away, cast members and the various committees are working, nightly at the local high school,in preparation for the annual event. Gerald Sweet and Larry Highbaugh, faculty directors, are work- in" with, everyone concerned as are Margaret Huff and Sandy Ul- Drich, student directors. This year's Fantasy will be completely 'musical, with bits taken from Mikado, Carousel, the King and I and Oklahoma. A total of 21 songs will be presented by 14 dancers, a 40-voice chorus and a 30-piece pit orchestra. The program will begin with bits from Mikado. Soloists include Dick Campton as Koko, Paul Hom- jurg as Nanki-Poo, Jane Jackson, Susan Huff and Ethel Leazenby as ;he. three little maids. Numbers include If You Want to Know Who We Are, Three Little Maids, Tit Willow, Here's A How De Do, Finale. Carousel bits will include June is Bustin', Mister Snow, Real Nice Clambake, H I Loved You, You'll Never Walk Alone. Cast members include Cathy Huff as Julie Jordon, Terry Hargrove as Billy Bigelpw, Carolyn Grantham as Carrie, Thelma Moore as Nettie. Ellagay Noble will appear as Anna and Jim Sweet will appear as the King in bits from the King and I. Songs include I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting To Know You, I Have Dreamed, and Shall We Dance. Songs from Oklahoma • will be Oh What A Beautiful Mornin', Surrey Wtih a Fringe on Top, I Can't Say No, People Will Say We're in Love, and Oklahoma. Sandy Sloan will appear as Ado Annie, Howard Huntly as Curly, and Carolyn Grantham as Laurie. 27 Herbs 28 In. this plow 29 Biblical' garden 31 Weirder-. 33 Beginning 38 Discovery 40 Attire. 41 Upright 42 Falsified 43 Preposition 44 Passage in the-brain 46 Feminine appellation « Tributary' • of the SeiM River 4B.Sharp. 50 Pounds (ab.) PEOPLE CHANGE? CHICAGO ('UP)— Times have A merchant had advertised as follows: "I with my brethern mean to changed, or have they, a Chicago |ij ve couple thought as they thumbed "But as for credit shall not through a 157-year-old newspaper ;give." • they found in their new apart-1 _ I ~. ^T, ~ r . , . . ment. | Read th« Classified Ads Bartholomew Named For Fraternity Honor HOUSTON, Tex. (<UP) — Frank H. Bartholomew, president of United Press, was among three top newsmen nominated today as a "fellow" of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalistic fraternity. Bartholomew, Tom Powell Jr., editor and publisher of the Ana mosa (itowa) Journal, and J. Mont gomery clurtis, director' of the American. Press Institute, were nominated for the honor at the fraternity's 48th national convention. Akron HS Society Holds Initiation AKRON — The Sunshine Society lield formal initiation at the Akron Church of God on Monday, November 4. -Ten Sophomores and one Senior were initiated making the total membership thirty-eight. The Junior Class had their turkey 'super Wednesday evening in the school cafeteria. This was their reward for reaching the goal set for their magazine sales. After supper, the game committee bad planned a scavenger hunt, and .several games. Mr. Zachery, a cosponsor of the class, played the piano, tap-danced and did imitations for the group. Thursday, November 7, the seventh grade 'bad a roller skating party at the Bock Lake Roller- cade. Friday evening, November 8-, the annual Basketball King and Queen were selected and this year they are Ross Burdge, Senior, and Bonita Helvey, Freshman. They were crowned by last year's queen, Sandra McCloughan. To make the evening complete we won both of our basketball games with Silver Lake. A writer says a wife is always proud of what her husband stands for. How about what h« helps Pie-Thanksgiving SALE Coats-Suits Dresses Juniors, Misses, Petites, Women's SAVE ON FASHION COATS Our stock is overflowing with new styles—fine fabrics — lavish fur-trims! All priced at dollars less than you'd exp«-ct! GROUP T Wero $49.95 $69.95 Now $37.88 $51.88 GROW 2 Went $75 OO $99.50 Now $55.88 $71.88 GROUP 3 * W«ra$105.0O $150.00 MUSICAL NOTES The full chorus will sing A Green Cathedral to conclude the" program. Dick Guggenheimer and Dick Medland will serve as MC's. New tunes that could be hits: At the Hop,—Danny and The Juniors; Raunchy, Bill Justis; Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis; Rock and Roll Music,—Chuck Berry, Bony Moronie,—Larry Williams. Silhouettes holds down the top spot or; the Press Parade of Platters followed by My Special Angel and Be Bop Baby. Here are th« top ten tunes on the Press Farad* of Platters: 1. Silhouettes 2. My Special Angel 3. Be Bop Baby 4. You Send Me 5. Melodie D'Amoor 6. April Lore 7. Jail House Rock 8. Little Bitty Pretty One 9. Wake Up Little Susie 10. Just Born Thought of a person upon seeinj the devil: Mr. Fire Eyes. J. L. There is always a place for everything in the home, but few youngesters know about it. ATTENTION- All High Schools We will be happy to print on this page news of your school and student activities throughout the school year. Please send us your news items addressed to the Sunday Teen-age Editor, c-o The Pharos-Tribune and Logusport Press. Now $78.00 $112.00 Group of Wool Dresses Regular Fat) & Winter Wools SPECIAUY PRICED FOR CLEARANCE Up to !/ 3 off dress shop 326 East Broadway Hey, Teen-Agers YOUR BEST BUY The Grieg, Mod*) HF 10. Port* able AC High Fidelity with three "Tone Balanced" speakers. Wood cabinet covered in smart Gray and White Durastron. .95 Only S'0.00 down ., , $1.65 wa*kly on our May torma. 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