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PAGE TWELVE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 Girl Scouts Make Change to Four-Group Set-Up This Week Explanatory Handbooks The "handbookmobile", destination of which is Jerseyville, is being loaded in Alton. Handbooks for the program change will be sold by Mrs. Claude J. Davis, right, in the Jerseyville square Friday and Saturday. Assisting her in loading are Kimberley Fcycrabend, a Scout, and Janice Chappell, a brownie, both of Jerseyville. Brownies of Troop 827, Martha Jean Waggoner, Susie Oulson, and Patricia Davis, make tray favors for hospitals. Neckties and hats have been added to the Brownie uniform, in the change to the new program. Legion Auxiliary Publishes A Scholarship Pamphlet Collie Club To Install Officers Plans to familiarize area student councilors with a listing of available scholarships were begun 'Monday evening by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 126 during a, meeting in the Legion Home. Mrs. Ralph Drury is chairman of the project. A listing of the grants, catalogued for some years by the Legion's scholarship committee under the direction of the Child Welfare Commission, will be used in the work. The list, in pamphlet form, is entitled, "Need a Lift?" Mrs. Charles Horn was elected treasurer to fill a vacancy following the resignation of Mrs. Ralph Drury. The auxiliary discussed plans for the post's annual birthday party on March 14, when they will host post members; and for the Madison-Bond County council in February. Mrs. Frank McElrath was hostess chairman for the Monday meeting. The unit will meet next at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the home 1 . Harvest Ball To Benefit Temple Israel Plans are being made for a benefit dance for Temple Israel on Oct. 5, it is announced by co-chairmen Al Grossman and Mrs. Sidney Arst. The Harvest Ball will be held from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the Mineral Springs Hotel. The Bonnie Ross orchestra will play for dancing, and breakfast will be served. The committee met Tuesday night in the home of Mrs. Gilbert in D'Adrian Gardens. Oth- ; ers on the committee are Mrs. Alvin Wiseman, Meyer Kirstein, Mrs. David Arst, Howard Gold, .Terry Trattler, and Mrs. Julian Friedman. Tickets for the affair may be obtained from any member of the Temple. Dale McMackin of Troy, president of the National Collie Club, will install officers of the local club Sunday during a meeting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Atterberry on the Godfrey Road. Mr. Atterberry will be seated as president; Cletus Hackethal of Edwardsville, vice president; Mrs. William Powell of Rosewood Heights, secretary-treasurer. The club membership is open to all "collie lovers," a spokesman for the group said. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Don't Forget! If you arc serving as publicity chairman for your organization this year, remember to pick up Club News Forms from the Telegraph news office, or call and have them mailed to you. The forms are for follow-up stories only. Because of the large number of clubs in tli» city the family page staff cannot take them by phone. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY WOO and 1904 there were four references to alcohol per 100 pages of reading matter. Between 19<l(i and 1950 the number of references had increased by 5.9 per 100 pages. By contrast, the per capital consumption of alcohol between 1900 and 1904 was 2.39 gallons per year. In the l'J4(i 1950 period this dropped to 2.(Hi gal- Jons. Docs shyness indicate inferiority'.' Answer: Not -always: some. t i m c s it conceals a feeling of superiority. In that case, shyness stems from a person's fear that his high opinion of himself may not be validated it he speaks freely and exposes his personality to public view. By keeping his feeling of superiority u n d c r wraps, he protects it from attacks that he subconsciously fears may destroy it. His defense against this fear, known as the "Cinderella complex," is a timidly cautious front. Is (IriiiUinj; on the Increase'.' Answer: The popular but unfounded belief is that Americans are drinking more than ever before. In novels published between i'C I'JUS, KJIIK 1'L-uiuies, Synd., Jnc.) Are women safer drivers than men? Answer: A. R. Foster of General Motors Traffic Safety Section said that to date no evidence had been found that the sex of a motorist is a significant factor in accidents, He said male drivers arc involved in more than their share of accidents, but Iheir record is improving while that of women drivers is getting worse. Accurate information about mileage and kinds of driving (night versus day, urban versus rural, etc.) is not available for each sex. Being Issued Area Girl Scouis and loaders joined (his \veck in a nationwide change in organi/.ational setup, which introduces four ago groups in place of the former three. This work also maiks the first nation-wide simultaneous issuance ol Scout handbooks for each division: and a leader note-hook. Scout councils adopted the program of tout groups in place of three after an extensive study of all facets of the Girl Seoul program and Iheir relationship to the interests and needs ot girls living in the jet age. New divisions include Brownies, for 7 and 8-year-olds in the 2nd and 3rd grades; juniors, for 9, 10 and 11-year-olds in 4th, 5th and 6th grades; cadettes for 12, 13 and 14-year-olds in 7th. 8th and !)th grades; and seniors, for 15, 16 and 17-year-olds in the 10th, llth and 12th grades Former c 1 a s s i f i c a 1 ions were Brownies, Intermediates and seniors. The first division is rol'erred to as "The Brownie Ring," and the key to its activities is the "Brownie B," with activities listed under three headings. These are Be Discoverers; Be Ready Helpers; and Be Friend- makers. The wider range of suggested a i . ,vi|ie.-: tor llu.- jrnior division intrort'ii es a plan of varied experiences for rocugni/ing achievement with badges and signs. I'ro'jvani starts lead to work on proficic' ey badges Badges lead to the "Sign of the Arrow" anJ llu- "Sign of the Star." At cadette age, the Scout, meets and must answer the four challenges of *he division for rank achievement. The challenges include social dependability, emergency preparedness, active citizenship and the Girl Scout Promise. The key to the Senior Scout, program is choice of activities and choice of direction, with eight elements listed as indispensable. These elements are: promise and laws; service; troop management; citizenship; international friendship; health and safety; plus vocational exploration and knowledge and skills in the arts, home and out- of-doors. The new books and new uni- lorms and equipment will be on sale at all places where Girl Scout items are sold. Loaders state that under the new setup. Girl Scouting is the same informal educational program which has existed in the United States for 51 years; only the packaging has been changed. Her arm is not really broken. Vicki Spiker and April Hale are practicing the art of first aid, with the help of their leader, Mrs. John Hale. The girls are members of Cadette Troop 78. First aid is one of the skills learned by girls during scouting years. Young Moderns How to Be Popular By VIVIAN KKOWN At' Newsfoatures Writer When "the time comes to go away to school, a girl's heart is likely to flip with fear. There's a lot of security in that old crowd she takes for granted, in family and pets. Will I find friends? Will t h e girls like me? These are questions that are uppermost in her mind as school days near. If you're one of those leaving home for the first iinie, take it from girls who've been through the early, terrible days of uncertainty before you are accepted by anybody: The key to popularity is being yourself. That way you will attract girls who like your type because it's their type too. And you will attract girls who admire you because you are so different from them. Sooner or later every girl finds a companion, even if you just gravitate toward each other because you are lonesome. Perhaps you have certain rough edges that friends and family have become accustomed to. There is no time like the present to polish off these little spots, before your new friends consider you hard to take. Here's a check list of major irritants in friendships: IMMATUKK IIAHJTS, . These include twirling hair, biting fingernails, sucking teeth, tapping fingers, sniffing, clearing your throat, and resorting to baby talk to prove a point, / OOMI'UJSOKV liOitKOWlNG . . . Most girls do not mind lending something in an emergi'ncy. But there arc girls who Ibrivi; on borrowing, They don't even put into their own wardrobe an article that they can borrow easily. SPONGING. . . Friends might treat you twice, waiting for you to reciprocate, but after that they'll avoid you. If you can't afford to treat, don't accept the second invitation. YAKN SPINNING.. .Good storytellers often have the habit of embellishing their tall tales. But they don't confuse fact and fiction. If you recount stories about friends putting them in a more unfavorable light than they deserve, people will mistrust your stories in the future. SI<;U<'1S11NKSS . . The girl who is always holding out to do what she prefers — movies, watching television or even just taking her route when the crowd goes for a walk — can't maintain her popularity for long. More considerate types will wait for the consensus of opinion and hope it favors their choice. KASPING VOICK . . . True, young girls love to be noticed in the soda parlor or at a dance. But attracting attention with a raucous voice is not the way to do it. Loud-mouthed girls send boys scurrying in the other direction. Nuptials Read, Wilmer L. Moore and the former Mrs. Essie D. Campbell of Hampstead, N. C., are living at 905 Gold St., following their marriage Saturday in the home of the Rev. H. S. Connor of J326 Taylor St. Mr. Moore is an employe of American Smelting & Refining Co. It's perfectly all right to hard- cook a do/en eggs at a time and refrigerate some of them for use over several consecutive days. Service is the business of Girl Scouts. In "helping others at all times" they are fulfilling part of the Girl Scout promise. Here Kathy Karrer, and Marsha Osterman, senior scouts, make cancer pads for the American Cancer Society. They are assisted by their leader, Mrs. Forrest M. Short, and are wearing the new uniform vyhich became official this week. Girl Scouts also serve as library aides, hospital aides, and they work in the Heart Fund office. Painting doll beds for children of needy families is among projects of service carried out by these senior scouts. The girls are Janeen Shafer, Georgia Hornsey, and Judith Farrer. They also make linens for the beds and doll clothes. The Family Ann Landers Defensive Game Aainst Gossip Leads to Insanity DEAR ANN: My husband has been an executive with his company for many years. He has had the same secretary from the day he started. I know she is extremely valuable to him. He 'recently accepted a position with another firm and will be leaving Nov. 15 .He, wants to take his secretary with him. The secretary Ls married to a nice man and I can bet my life there Ann Landers, is nothing between her and my husband except business. Never once in the many years they have worked together have I had cause to be suspicious. But I feel strongly that it would be improper to lake the woman along because people do gossip and I don't think he should supply them with this juicy material. Do you agree—yes or no?-S-4 DKAH S-l: Tongues have wagged from the beginning of time—both with and without valid reasons—so don't try to play a defensive game against gossip or you'll drive yourself out of your mind. The only consideration should be this: Does your husband want the secretary to go with him? He does and therefore he should ask her. '!•**» '" W'JAK ANN: Piease tell me if I am right or wrong. Is it good manners for a guest who is visiting in your home to answer the telephone in your absence? I left the house for about an hour yesterday and my sister-in- law who Jives in another city was visiting me. The telephone rang and she answered it. It was my daughter calling me long distance. We always call each other station-to-station which means we must pay for the call no matter who answers. My daughter was very angry when she got her aunt on the phone, and I am steaming myself. I say a guest has no right to answer a phone in someone else's home. I would no more think of answering the telephone in the home of a friend than I would think of opening her mail. Will you please express your A DING DKAR KING: The natural reaction to a ringing phone is to answer it. If you have strong feelings that no one but you should answer the phone in your honie why didn't you instruct your guest to let it ring? Your sister-in-law was not prying. A ringing phone is not like a letter addressed to someone else. She meant to do you a favor. And you are clearly out of order, Madame. * * * * DEAR ANN: I've read your column for many years and am surprised this problem has never- shown up in print. I can only assume that our neighborhood has the only nut of this kind. A certain 'young mother who lives a few doors away has three children under 6 years of age. She has allowed her children to run loose in the neighborhood ' with pink eye, measles, mumps and skin rashes of undetermined origin. Just last week my son caught whooping cough from the neighbor child. , Don't tell me to speak to her. I have. She says I'm a Fuss-Pot and that she believes in letting her children "wear out their little illnesses." In the meantime I hate to order my kids to stay away from her kids. Please tell me what to do. —FURIOUS MOTHER IJEAK FURIOUS: Check with your doctor and make certain your own children are innocu- lated against all infectious diseases. It is against the law to allow children with communicable illnesses to run loose. The next time the neighbor woman breaks the law tell her to keep her child isolated or you will ask your doctor to report her. If she doesn't keep her child • inside after that—go ahead and do it. * It: * * Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of Alton Telegraph enclosing a stamped, self addressed envelope. @j Publishers Newspupor Syndicate Lodges The auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Odd Fellows' Hall. Mrs. Ivan Campbell and Mrs. Harold Carmean are ' hostess chairmen. ' Past noble grands of Alton and Carlin Rebekah lodges and their husbands will meet at 6 p.m. today in the home of Mrs. John Baker, 2m Sylvan Lane. A covered dish dinner will be served.