The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 24, 1955
Page 7
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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1955 BLYTHEYILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN New Ruling Class: The Baby Sitter By DOUGLAS LARSEN NKA Staff Correspondent ARLINGTON, Va, — (NEA) — When the history of this decade is finally written it will record the rise to ascendency of a brand new ruling class in America. It's the baby-sitting aristocracy, of course. If all buby-sittcrs should decide to strike tonight the spc.ul life or the Unitcci Slates would come to a sudden, agonizing nail. Night clubs, movies and restaurants would fold. And worst of all, the household financial structure of the U. S. would totter, for the tremendous cash reserves which baby sitters have accumulated constitute the biggest source of emergency family, financing- in the country today No longer does daddy shake the piggy bank to finance a couple of beers or a lank of gas. lie floats a high-interest loan from his wealthy, baby-sitting, teen-age daughter. Although we'll have to wnit until history puts the baby-siuer in her real perspective, a recent piece of literature provides some new insight into the matter. It's a pamphlet entitled "Baby Sillers . , . Their Care and Cultivation." It was written for the em- ployes of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. and is being read with great interest by child ex- peri:;. It starts out on a slightly overoptimistic note, advising parents: "Shop for that sitter. It's wise to do this in advance, not wait until the last minute. Give yourself time to look around, ask questions, interview prospective sitters, check references." That's O.K. in theory. But most of the time it's the sitter who insists on checking your references, determining whether you leave store-bought or home-made cnke for ihe .snack, or '.vliethnr you have the latest jumbo TV screen. If you do find a .satisfactory sitter, the book warns: "Gunrd her jealousy, for she is a jewel beyond compare!" Yes. and give her a guaranteed annual wage and the choice of your richest, best-looking nephew for a husband, if necessary. 11. says: "Age of the siller is important only when considered with her experience. A young person who has helped r;u.>,e brothers and sisters may do better than an older one lacking experience 1 ." Fine, but the kids'H soon get mud when ihey find that she's wise to all ol their fiendish (ricks. The boo(^ could add lhai petting a pretty sitter is helpful, too. Then when Ihe parents' (jang come in for ;i inuhtt-np thrre are always plenty of voluntf.'nrs mnong the husband? to-drive her homr. Another piece of advice is: "Be sure your siller lus stamina; is not subject to dizzy or faint- iiiK -spells; sees and hears reasonably 'ivi.'ll; is im'iitiilly alert enough lo cope with emergencies." And if she's the aged type make sure that the balterV on her hearing aid is charged up enough to last the evening. A deaf sitter is nboul as efficient as a blind member of the Ground Observer Corps. The booklet is most emphatic about letting (he sitter have only so much company. A girl-friend to study with is all PACKAGED ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Guaranteed Quality We manufacture nur own High Quality Ice Cream KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN right. "But no more than one — nnd no boy friend!" The way lo keep out hoy friends s to lock the liquor cabinet and nake sure there's no beer in the nid training. If not, you should find out how well she knows the fundamentals of common-sense first aid," This note of caution works both ways. Sometimes the kids need first aid. But there arc a lot of aggressive-type kids who make it important for the sitter to know first aid for her own safety, too. The book even dares to give a piece of advice to the sitter: "One last thing, little Miss Baby Sitter. This baby sitting business is just that — a business. It's a responsible job, no' one to oe taktfn lightly. When you agree to sit for a family, you're not doing them a •;reai biy lat favor. You are agreeing to do an evening's work for an evening's pay." ice box. The book warns: I An evening's work for father's "Learn il the sitter has had first 1 pr.y is more like it. 'Mr. White/ 19-Yeor-Old Washington Cat, Dies in Spite of Treatment WASHINGTON ifl — Quietly Mr. White q|osed his one blue eye and one green eye in death yesterday. He was ifl years old. Until the last two weeks he had apparently •been in excellent health. He had enjoyed contentment and the good life since 1941 when he recovered from an illness from an infection of two years duration. During that time he was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore at the request of Jesse H. Jones, Houston publisher and then chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. He was the patient of the famed Dr. Hugh Young. Mr. White's health became a matter of national concern. His story and picture were widely circulated. Hundreds of letters and telegrams wishing him a speedy recovery came from all over the nation and foreign countries to the Washington'home of Mr. and Mrs. Bascom N. Timmons, where Mr. White lived. Timrjions is a Washington correspondent for Texas newspapers. Timmons announced yesterday that Mr. white had passed on to wherever is the promised land of good cats, domestic genus, shorthaired variety. State to Have 16 Delegates To GOP Convention WASHINGTON i/I'i — Arkansas' delegation to (.he 1966 Republican National Convention will be increased from II lo 16, » preliminary and unofficial computation showed yesterday. •me unofficial study showed that the Aug. 20, 1956 convention in San Francisco will have 1,300 delegates, 94 more than in 1952. 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