Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 21, 1952 · Page 8
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 8

Cumberland, Maryland
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Thursday, February 21, 1952
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EIGHT EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Mary Hau?orth*s Mail Editor^ Note: Bride, 18 wonders what to say when older persons rudely Indicate that she's too young to b« mtrrted. DEAR, MARY HAWORTH: I am a bride of six months, married a Jew weeks before my 18th'birthday. Nine hours daily I am busy cooking, cleaning, mending, Ironing and the like; and my husband is happy with my homemaking. He Is putting on needed poundage and our darling little house evokes torrents of praise from guests. John is 22, an established business man, and we didn't start marriage as romantic babes with empty pockets. We were two mature people willing to work for success; and we had enough money to buy a snug bungalow and modem furnishings. We spent days painting and fixing the house while we were engaged; and I worked for several months to buy needed household appliances. I am happy as can be in the role of Missus, and close friends marvel at all that John and I have accom plished in a short time. I think we deserve the respect of our community; but often from older folks I hear (and overhear) the mournful chant—"Too young for marriage." When I meet old friends of father's, they gasp—"Not married! Why, it's ridiculous. You're too young—." The town gossip assures everyone that our marriage can't last two years; and the young boy down the street greets me as insultingly as if I were still a juvenile in pigtails. Trie* To Smile To Hide Dismay I try to smile about all this; but Inwardly I rage. Mine is the problem of the early maturer. At 12 I was physically as mature as girls 16, but had to forego their interests. In high school I was tops scholastically. eader in many activities, and finally was voted "best citizen." I was offered & college scholarship, but chose marriage instead, and believe I was completely ready :or it. I know myself and know that aappy marriage can give me all I want from life. And had I gone to college I would have been restless and dissatisfied and migftt have dropped out eventually. If I lived with in-laws, as one of my older girl friends does, and did nothing (as she does) .1 could understand wiseacre objections to early marriage. Time will solve my problem, of course; but meanwhile I would like to know what to say to people who rudely tell rae that marriage should have waited until I am older. Don't you agree with me that some girls are women, long before their teens are gone? Am I immature in wanting to be recognized as the hardworking housswife I am? E. V. Problem Of Being Exceptional Person DEAR E. V.: If youth and: experience were the only problem, time would cure it, as you say. But as I get the pitch, yours is the problem of being an exceptional person — who generally gets a rather rough hazing from society in the larger sense, if associated with the rank- and-file. " By which I mean, the outstanding person is subjected to pretty critical scrutiny and skeptical testing—of rather envious suspicious sort—in proportion as the populace in his community -represents a me- diccre-to-average type, as compared to the better quality he embodies. It seems to be herd Instinct to look askance, rejectingly and offensively, *t any variants In the breed. And whereas weaklings get trampled under, sturdy excellence is harassed too, by the baying busybodies and thoughtless emptyheads. This is your problem, more or less; and you've developed a certain sensitivity, a kind of soreness, as regards it; and it is this nervous condition that you should remedy, since you can't teach consideration to adults who lack it. How gain immunity to senseless criticism, so that it won't cut to the quick? The answer is deeply to accept your individual self, with real appreciation of what you are. And to recognize your special difference from the ordinary pattern—by which shallow minds are misjudging your actions. And to make philosophical allowance lor their ingrained prejudices which blur their discernment—a customary shortcoming of wiseacres. Now for a bit of advice—don't work so hard, trying to prove your you can, and know that enjoyment of life is a virtue too—not yet much discovered by mankind. M. H. Mary Haxorth counsels through her column, not by mall or personal Interview, Write her In care of The Evening Times. ( (Copyright, 1953, The Washington Post) (Distributed by King Features Sjidloate) Fertile Eggs Transplanted From One Rat To Another BERKELEY,. Calif. —W— Fertile eggs were transplanted from one rat to another in an experiment by a doctoral candidate at the University of California. Donald W. Bailey said the rat Census of 1950 in Wales revealed that three per cent of the popula- right to marriage. Take it easy when|tion spoke only Welsh. Drip and Ktsulor Crindt Vacuum . . . Reduced Semi- Annual Sale Shoe Prices During NEW MERCHANDISE FOR TH!S OUTSTANDING EVENT I'S BLACK CALF SANDALS High heed styles with f I a tte ring pi at fo rm soles. VALUES TO 9.95 GIRL'S. GREEN CALF 2-STRAPS Flat heel styles by Vitality . . . 2.94 VALUES TO 8.95 Slashed again . . . new low prices on Top Name. Women's Dress SHOES We've slashed the prices of semiannual sale shoes. Every pair have put into lower price groups for immediate clearance. 1.96 2.94 4.90 VALUES TO 14.95 •, Men's, Women's and Children's Bedroom Slippers 1 I Values to 5.95 bore healthy, thriving offspring. This was the first known successful egg transplant on rats, he said. The experiment was part of a study on the Influence of mothers on the growth of the young. The pelican gets its name from the Greek pelekus—meaning ax. Products For Export TEL AVIV —W) —Israel's citrus harvest this season is expected to yield nine million boxes, half of which will be sold abroad for foreign currency while another 250,000 cases are being shipped under barter agreements. The best will be locally j consumed or preserved. AN OLD-TIME INSTITUTION WITH NEW-TIMC WAYS A tOOS£ SHIHGU CAH se corny! It might result in expensive water damage. Check your home for all such sources of future trouble, and have repairs made promptly. Finance the job with a low-cost home improve- ment loon here. Come in and apply any time. SECOHD NATIONALBAHK OF CUMBERLAND \ , . . MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM AND FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION *100 TRADE-IN*//., wance PHILCO 2-DOOR REFRIGERATORS PHILCO Model 1018 .. 43995 TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE.. 100.00 339 YOU PAY ONLY PHILCO Model 121 TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE YOU PAY ONLY 18 MONTHS TO PAY... 95 . 479 95 .100 oo

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