What does a secretary do with pornography? By Abigail Van Buren <?J* \m tor CMCMO Trlbunt-N. Y. Nmn int.. Inc.] DEAR ABBY: Your reply to the secretary whose boss received pornographic mail was, in my opinion, shortsighted. The secretary's job is to assist her boss in his business duties, not to be forced to participate in his voyeurism. Having had the same experience myself, I threw away the literature and photographs—choosing to believe that it was unsolicited mail rather than believe that the man I was expected to show respect for had thoughtlessly [or intentionally] subjected me to the trash that came in the mail addressed to him. One day he asked me if that was all the mail there was because he had been expecting something else. It was then that I learned that he had actually sent for this pornography! I promptly admitted that some had come, but I had been throwing it away. He seemed shocked. Then I asked him why he didn't have that stuff delivered to his home, and he replied, "My wife would be offended—she doesn't share my interest in voyeurism." I told him that I didn't either, and that I felt that I deserved no less consideration and respect than his wife. This opened the door, conversationally, for him to tell me about his dreams and fantasies which involved me. It was apparent that he felt he was sharing with me an imagined experience which he thought I would find flattering. [People who get their kicks "watching," also enjoy talking about it.] I quit my job, but the problem of what to tell prospective employers about why I left a top-paying job as secretary to the president of a well-known company plagued me, so once again, it is the woman who pays. Nuts to you, Abby! "HAPPIER IN MY NEW JOB" DEAR ABBY: The first time I came across pornography, I was working for the president of a large corporation. He was a very proper gentleman and a very shy one. Some mail came, and I opened it routinely. When all the filth fell out, I didn't know whether to put it on my boss's desk with the rest of bis mail, or not. After pondering about it all day, I tore it up into tiny pieces and buried them at the bottom of the wastepaper basket. From that time on, if any mail came that looked as tho it might contain pornographic material, I opened it partially to make sure, and if my suspicions were correct, I would seal it back up again and leave it on my boss's desk UNOPENED with the rest of his mail. Since my boss never instructed me to throw away any * envelopes that looked like those containing pornography, I •f^litf-ftfaSsuifietHafMhadseWfdtl!^'' '' * Since all this stuff is put on his desk UNOPENED, at least I am spared the embarrassment of having my boss think that I had seen it, too. PROBLEM SOLVED DEAR ABBY: The question about what a secretary should do when she has been instructed to open all her boss's mail and throw away the junk is a puzzling one— when her boss gets pornographic mail. I know many competent secretaries who have had this problem, and you have no idea how many of them, right or wrong, destroy pornography to avoid embarrassment to themselves and their bosses. If the bosses WANT to receive this type of literature [which is their privilege] why can't they arrange to have it sent to a post office box, or elsewhere, to spare their secretaries possible embarrassment? If they don't want any part of it, why don't they instruct their secretaries to throw it away? Maybe we could hear from some of the bosses on this subject? SLIGHTLY PUZZLED DEAR SLIGHTLY: I wish we could. Bosses? TV Tonight . . . Mannix Microcircuit Brings Murder to Links Presented by COMMUNITY TV SIGNAL CO. WEDNESDAY FILMS - "Both Ways to Ballymena" Northern Ireland's beauty spots and "Niagara Frontier" the falls and the swift running waters of the Niagara River. 6:30 p.m. Cable Channel 11. ADAM-12 — The police cope with two counterfeiters, a robbery case and a public disturbance. 7 p.m. NBC. COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER — A romantic story about a woman doctor facing a tough decision: marry Tom or continue her studies abroad. 7:30 p.m. NBC. PRO HOCKEY - The Minnesota North Stars take on the Red Wings in Detroit. 8 p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. MANNIX — Murder on the golf course leads to an open season on Mannix, who's looking for valuable Microcircuit plans hidden by the victim. 9 p.m. CBS. MAN AND THE CITY Drama — This series ends with an unpleasant task for Mayor Alcala: ferreting out a drug thief at the city hospital. Evidence indicates that the thief is among the top staff members. 9 p.m. ABC. DRAGNET — Crime Drama- Friday grapples with the Uncle Tom syndrome in selling members of ethnic groups on police careers. 11 p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. THURSDAY ALIAS SMITH AND JONES- Walter Brennan is featured as a chuck-wagon cook and Dick Cavett cameos as a sheriff in mis suspense yarn about a murder-ridden cattle drive. 7 p.m. ABC. MOVIE - Western— "Heaven with a Gun." (1969) The town of Binegaroon is caught up in an intense range war: rancher Asa Beck vs. the sheepmen. Changing the odds is newcomer Jim Killian, a preacher with a gun- slinging past. 8 p.m. CBS. LONGSTREET - Crime Drama—A poignant moment turns tragic in "Let the Memories Be Happy Ones." It centers on Longstreet's first meeting with his dead wife's sister and her husband, a Swedish businessmen on a mysterious mission to San Francisco. PERRY MASON - Mystery — "The Spanish Cross." Jimmy Morrow, a former juvenile delinquent, is accused of robbery. 8:30 p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. DEAN MARTIN- Art Carney, singer Caterina Valente and comedienne Jeannine Purnier. Skteches include Carney as a hospital janitor horning in on an operation, and a mugger in a dispute over territorial rights. 9 p.m. NBC. MOVIE — Drama — "The Lady Killer of Rome" (Italian; 1961) Marcello Mastroianni as a playboy who loses his cool when his mistress is murdered. 10:30 p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN. 5, 1972 Page 3 Garden Talk Winter Begins In Great West By JOSEPH GABRELSEN Graettinger Travel, con.: The famed Black Hills began to show dark and forested against the western horizon as we neared Rapid City, S. D. They are so named because the conifers give a dark appearance against the hills from a distance. Here too, Indians roamed through this beautiful land, hunting the deer and other wild game only to finally come in conflict with the white men searching for gold. With snow blowing across the pavement, we drove on until we descended into Hot Springs, that charming and friendly little city surrounded by towering bluffs and forest covered hills. We were glad to seek this protected haven for our car had began to vibrate alarmingly along the drive line and as we gained the city, it literally clanked. So for two nites, we stayed at a convenient motel while the mechanic put in a new U joint and the storm blew itself out. The picturesque city of Hot Springs snuggles below the rim- rock and steep bluffs which surround it. There on the steep sides of the bluff, we saw cedar and pine trees growing profusely. A small stream of water from the bluffs, like a minature waterfall, spouted and tumbled, steaming, into a small stream below. What I thought to be a polluting sewer, turned out to be a spring of water which cascaded into a small stream below whose temperatures remained around 87 degrees. Indeed, Hot Springs Is rightly named. The temperature in the city is pleasantly mild. The drive west out of Hot Springs ran up and among the forest clad hills with some being massive enough to look like mountains. As we drove, we witnessed a panorama of undulating hills clad with small cedar and pine, huge rocks and prickly vegetation. All too quickly, the Black Hills leveled out to bare, dun covered hills and rolling plain as we left the region behind us. Though a good depth ot snow covered the land, the pavement was clear as we sped along our way. Often, the weather reports are not found to be as bad as portrayed. This was cattle country and we saw cattle here and mere. Three times we were delighted to see the tan and white colored, graceful antelope feeding on the range with one large herd feeding right with the cattle and ignoring our passing. Once on interstate 25, we hummed southward and into famed Cheyenne, Wyo., where the sun shone brightly and the air was brisk and pleasant. From there to Fort Collins and our old friends, the John Bondhuses, was a nice drive. There we reknewed old times and spent a restful night. A hardy type of pyracantha shrub grows successfully in John's foundation planting. There are several varieties of this shrub, many not hardy but suitable for warm climates so one has to choose the hardy one. Although the pyracantha have sharp, thorny spines, its deep, green foliage and showy blossoms are a welcome addition for some trial plantings in northern regions. The profuse blossoms turn into shiny, bright red berries come fall. Pyracantha is an evergreen shrub but the one in John's planting was dormant because of cold weather. The spruce trees about Fort Collins again impressed me with their symmetry, beauty arid- color. They appear to be healthy and grow lush "and full from bottom to top. But after all, Colorado is—the~1rome ot_the spruce and here they grow to perfection. Perhaps they are not bothered with red spider as we are and the soil may be more acid-which is to their liking. Spruce and pine i<:e among nature's most beautiful trees. Fort Collins capitalizes on this and this charming city has a good planting of lovely trees. New Jersey Lottery Nets $44 Million TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey State Lottery, one year old on Jan. 6, has produced a $44 million profit so far with expectations that the final first year report will show a' windfall near $60 million. The unprecedented success of the lottery is attributed chiefly to the sale of 50-cent tickets on a weekly basis. The tickets are cheap and the rewards, when they come, are fast. By comparison New Hampshire and New York, the other two states to develop modern state lotteries, have had only limited success. In its first three years in the lottery business New York, with more than twice the population of New Jersey, netted a total of some $110 million. New Jersey probably will have earned half that in just a year. By law 30 per cent of all lottery sales go to the state for the support of higher education and state institutions. Another 45 per cent goes into the prize kitty, 20 per cent is budgeted for the operation of the lottery and five per cent is used to pay commissions to lottery ticket agents. As of Dec. 23, 280 million 50- cent tickets had been sold plus 3 million $2.50 tickets for special $1 million lottery purses. r The gross revenues of the lottery as of Dec. 23 were, $148 million. The state's guaranteed share in direct profits was $44.4 million. ; And, if the situation remains unchanged, the total first year profit could be $64.7 million$44.4 million in direct profits, plus $14.8 million in unused op- perating funds, plus $3.5 million In unclaimed prizes, plus an expected $2 million in profits dur- • ing the final two weeks of the year. In the year since Neft Jersey began its lottery operation Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts have established state lotteries, and it is estimated that 20 other states are considering lotteries. New Jersey lottery tickets, which bear a four-leaf clover emblem, can be purchased at more than 4,000 outlets in the state ranging from newsstands to state turnpike rest stops. Under a complex system of determining winners based on a six digit number, as many as six first prizes of $50,000 each are awarded weekly. There are periodic million dollar drawings with the top prize of $1 million paid in 20 annual installments of $50,000. Besides the big prize, million dollar drawings also produce $200,000 and $100,000 second and third prizes and 10 "consolation prizes" of $10,000. In 12 months the lottery has produced a dozen instant millionaires although the typical million dollar winner will get to keep only about $650,000 if he takes advantage of income averaging on Iris tax return. 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