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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Mature Parents TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1963 The Hurts of Childhood by Sirs. Muriel Lawrence Newspnper Enterprise- Assn When their newspaper told Ihem that (he circus had arrived in town, they said, "That will he nice to take the children to. Wednpsdny would he a good day. Suppose we RO on Wednesday." And so the children bepan to live in the glorious promise of the circus: of clowns, of bespangled princesses hurlint; themselves through fiery hoops, of ponies who walked on their ! hind legs. So intense was their j expectation, they lost sleep to | imagined disasters like the j world blowing up that mi slit I interfere. But It wni mil n cosmic | disaster Hint destroyed the j tt'eiinpsilny. The grownups I simply forgot what they'd s.iid and went to a garden parly. One of the children did not forget. He was Kenneth Grahame who grew up to write the loved child's book The Wind in the Willows. As a grownup remembering the; agony of that childhood His- ' appointment, Grahame writes, "Grownups should be more i careful. With children whose | little globe is swayed by their j most casual word, they should ' ho more careful. My pain was that of a corporeal wound." His account of his lost ri'-- < PUS appears in a new bmk! sailed A Reader for Parents. i prepared by the Child Study ' Association of America - - a collection of childhood mem- . ories, of terrors, delights and : anguish as recalled by noted ; writers from Marcel Proust to Ogden Nash. It is an important hook because It stirs to life our own memories of childhood—of joy. sadness and helplessness upon nhleh are based nil our understanding of our own children, i "We've got to stop mooting i"n the museum, Arnold .. . people will think we've gone orty.'" Boom Days Return To The Silver Mines Bv STEP 11KN M. Al(i DKN'VKR (API A -ilv, r boom -•- possibly one nf the 1M.'- <, f ost ever is under \\.\\ in ih" Colorado Rockies. Lon::-elosed mines are heii; ; all-time hi';h — S1.:?0 an ounce. Silver production in Colorado la i \ ear was about SL'.I million. imwh'Ti- n.-ar the all-time rec- ")•<! of So".3 million in 1900. •l anz predicts this year's mod- The Doctor MASS TESTS OF TEEN-AGERS I'OU SYPHILIS NOT FEASIBLE BV W.YVNE G. BRANDSTADT, I). D. Newspaper Enteriirise Assn. Q—Von said in one of your answers that there was an increase in syphilis in teen-agers. Why don't they require all high school students to have a blood lest? And food handlers, too, so they won't give it to someone i else. Is there any way to tell if someone has syphilis without a blood test? A—Because syphilis is transmitted by such contact as kissing or sexual intercourse and not through food or eating utensils, there would be no point in singling oui food handlers for fowl testing. All public health agencies .u - " interested in case finding but mass blood testing of leen-agers or any other group is not as effective as finding those who have had intimate contact with known cases. A physician making a physical examination of a person with early syphil- lis may find lesions that strongly suggest syphilis, but he should confirm his suspicions with a blood test or other laboratory findings. (J—Is syphilis in the late stages ! curable? • A—In late syphilis, which may affect the hones, heari. brain and | other organs, tissues thai are destroyed cannot he repaired. But ' the process can he stopped to prevent further damage. Some form of penicillin is usually used. The earlier the treatment is ap- I plied the better the results, i 0—A doctor told nie 28 years ago I had syphilis although i was i not tested for it until 15 years Christmas Season Wit And Wisdom 'I'm not sure where Herbie is taking me tonight. It all depends on how much money I'll have to lend him!" is a better than average chance that you did not have it 28 years ago. The initial lesion, the chancre, is not painful and does not itch. Q—When I was overseas I had -10 shots of penicillin for syphilis and was pronounced cured but ater. At that time the tests were I "^J 'lrWf,' "'u C ° m0S ba< ^ Could I he i"!C-Jf d -''->--onand IIV Without those memories, nnth- , reopened all along the mineral rM ineiease will make it about inc the "exports" tell us ran (bolt — the Continental Divide h e ]p , (s „„( really. : that runs from north to souih- I wish that von' would set A i west along the state's j.v cd Reader for Parents becaus" ; mountain peaks like the rro^e.! great writers don't write liko r s ' 1,nc 01 a *himm.vun: dra<-o the "experts." They're not interested in "educating" us. They don't feel obliged to remember they may arouse "guilt reaction" in us by showing us what a broken promise can do to a child. George Orwell, recalling his unhealing shame of horluet- ting, isn't scared of arousing "hostilitv" in Mrs. Jones by telling her what her shaming '• treatment of Billy's bedwetting ! is doing to him. Great writers '. don't care about their readers' : Not since the boom year- of ; the freesilver era around the turn of the century has so rr.n -ii interest been shown in -iKei in the slate, savs (',. A J I'.rdi Franz. Colorado's deputy muun.: commissioner. So far this year o'J mine.* ha\e been reopened, although lie' all are rxnected to be lull.'. •>!" rational tor at toast six :n< •:••**>• Still, that's nearly rt|u.i! to the total of all silver mine.- rp Mating in the si.U" la-t \ None ol these mine^, however, is an exclusively silver oova- psychology. They care about j 1jon M ,,„ t nf thom in telling the truth Their writing has the passion and power that stirs and excites what we must have to understand children—those memories nf promises broken to us, of the inarticulate hurts of our own childhoods. to silver, mine gold. /inc. and cot'iper. But I-'ran/ sa\s that the mine- which are being reopened \, j:| be operated mostly tor then- silver content. Why 1he boom? Silver is ivv .-'tiiv r.e • • million. Next year, provid- ill the reopened mines are oi'eiMiing. he predicts silver !•!••-.itietinn in the state could re ie:, MH million. But if vou'ro thinking of hoad- ,'i ' 'or ihe hills with a mule and a pi \IH;:' chances for : tal:ing a pi'W claim aren't very good. ".Vest nf ihe veins have been :HV >\ end. New ones <vin be ioeaiei! only exploration of a hi;i<ly teebnied nature." Kr.-nz s ,,\ - | lis advice is to hire a • ne .il :niiii'v er,.:meer air! let 111':'. ::o nut and leek. Nellies .a' these Imig-dead il"ie. liv it are IvilV. rel MIH ring , V(M . wi'h a tieeiiliarlv Old West A '. • •"ivl: i',:.:• ide I'unnel. Cii'ital it inn ! 1; ' i/ ' 0 - B'laek Kagle on Clear, lead '"reek. Ke\ stone at Crested | I'.'ii'e. Bull Onmingo. California i in llolore-; Count\, eanip Bird an''- i;ahnab>. I.ast Chance. Some have proven value. Camp Biid. dormant only about lour months, was sill,] earlier this "'h ; oi- a i col D 'led SI .ni 1' 1 • ill. negative i now? ] A—No responsible doctor would j make a diagnosis of syphilis with• out confirming laboratory tests. ! You do not say what treatment | you took, but it is unlikely that 'your doctor would have cured I you with his methods. Penicillin ! was not available in those days : and. although cure was (wssible. I the treatment was long and tedious. Fortunately most doctors are careful and painstaking and : practice Ihe best medicine consistent with the times. Since \our tests show that you , don't ha\e ssphilis now A— Yours is a relatively common but troublesome problem. If you had -10 injections of penicillin and were pronounced cured (most cures require much less penicillin), it is safe to say you were cured. In a few persons a cure fails to cause a return of a negative blood test. With this fact established, your best course is to stop worrying as long as you don't expose vour-self to re­ infection. Please send your questions and comments to Dr. Wayne G Brandstadt, M. I)., in rare of this paper. While l)r Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. HOLLYWOOD HEY. MA, RUSTLE LP 2.300 MEALS By ERSKINE JOHNSON' Hollywood Correspondent fimre i Newspaper Enterprise Assn. _ - I M O N U M E N T VALLEY, 'Utah — (NEA) — jley, ma! More than $50 million in gold. Howdja like to whip up 2,.'100 silver, lead and /inc has been; meals a day? Or maybe cook taken from the mine. • and SERVE a hot lunch to 14.- Others • especially some of, 000 people in 2'. s hours? the smaller nowlv reopened On a remote movie location, - -...^i.. mines -- are part-'ime opera- i yet. Miles from telephone or| to torfl: "He s really the only tions. with owners going there market. I man who could direct it because on weekends in search for sil- 1 What's that, ma? Well, I'm ver veins. jwith you. Let 'em starve! How much silver actually is' Some movie queens practle- left in the Rockies" 'ally are on starvation dirts. Franz says. "Most old timers But crews and extras are nun-! agree there's as much left in gry. Real hungry. After all. the j there as there's been taken studio is obliged to feed them' tabic 3,000 miles long and yells "Come and get it" to every man, woman and child in the U.S.A. LOCATION NOTEBOOK, a la carte: . . . Richard Widmark says his film company researched the same true story on which "Cheyenne Autumn" is based before John Ford decided on a film version. Widmark's tribute mil." lie adds. "It might even I,,, three or four tune-, as much." and doesn't even permit tipping. Three meals a day. on the house, is one luxury of a movie location. The "studio" commissary out here in the wilds of Utah for John Ford's Warner Bros, company filming "Cheyenne Autumn," is a tent almost the size of a Ringling Brothers big top. THE MENU ISN'T EXACTLY the Brown Derby's or Chasen's. But the variety and quality of the food was so amazing 1 paid my compliments to the chef. He turned out to be chief caterer for movie and television companies wherever they go on location. Chubby fellow by the name of Roily Harper of "Harper & (jrceii. Motion Picture Catering. Inc." Roily started the business in 1911) with one lunch truck, a jar of mustard and Sl'-iS in cash. Now, with Ralph Green as partner, the company employs as many as 125 people a day and has 12 pieces of rolling euipment, including five completely equipped kitchens. For this location Harper and Green are providing rooms as well as three squares. The company of 230 is living in 63, two and three-bedroom house trailers, rounded up from Roily from seven states. Ho served hot lunches to 14,000 employes of an industrial firm in that record 2 1 ? hours in a Pasadena, Calif., park. Rolly's enthusiasm about the number of people his company can feed indicates ho will not be happy until he spreads a ol his tremendous understanding of pathos and reality." . . . Hollywood's word for hairdressers: "hair benders." • . . Navajo Indian name for •lolui Cord: Natani Nrz—"Tnll Leader." to vou. By IUL BOYLE NEW YORK (API - Jumping to Christmas conclusions: Now that Santa Claus is on the horizon, Ihe tidy people who mailed their Christmas cards last October have a problem. The stores are so thronged with yuletide shoppers they arc unable to buy their Easter egg dyes now. If the young lady can't tell you from Adam all the rest of the year, but ri ht now she gives you a dimpling smile everytime you come near, mark her off your list. She's just another selfish dame seeing how many male dopes she can get to spring with Christmas gifts—so she can brag about them to her girl friends. Women and show business folks tinkle more coins into the cups of blind beggars than anybody. The only Christmas carols most people can sing are those they learned as children. Not one out of 10 men ever learns the words to a new carol after the age of -10. No matter how many lads there were in a large family, Santa usually left them a total of only one sled—although each of the daughters got her own doll to cherish. A man usually gets the most mufflers for Christmas the month before he retires and j moves to Florida. A philosopher is a husband! who realizes early in marriage i that, no matter how much care he shows in selecting the (amity Yule tree, when he lugs it home in triumph his wife, after in specling it critically, will observe, "It's nice—but it has a wrong side to it." No husband in history has been able to buy a tree his wife couldn't find had a wrong side The wise husband leams to bring his wife along on mis chore and let her do the choosing. The tinsel masterpieces today somehow lack the beauty of the trees we recall from our youth. Remember what fun it was to hang them with home-threaded garlands of red cranberies and white popcorn, and crown them with a hand-scissored cardboard star covered with tinfoil? Science has accomplished many wonders, but one of the things it hasn't been able to do Is to make a toy that a child can't manage to break within a minute and .'17 seconds. People who say "I lmte Christmas" usually don't have much love for anything else cither. DAYTIME HEADLIGHT- CHICAGO (AP)— An automobile running light may be one aaswer for checking head- on collisions. The light is installed in the front grill of an automobile and is used during daylight driving. Cross-country buses began driving two years ago with headlights on during the day, and since then have reported a 15 per cent drop in daylight accidents. SHIRTS Wash - Dry - Hand Ironlnp Dying - Dry Cleaning - RURS Bedding - Drapes - Curtains- Feather Pillows. TV Stamps. UPTOWN LAUNDROMAT 234 N. 11th ... Carroll Baker's words to 1 hubby Jack Gargcin about , starring in one of his movie 1 ideas DO FALSE TEETH Reck, Slide or Slip? f'ASTEETH. an improved powder to be sprinkled on upper or lower „ plates, holds false teeth more nnnly If I'm available honev " ! pllice - Do not Mlde - S "P or rock - \'iet,n- in,..- 1 . . • No summy. Rooey, pasty taste or At\.' ' . i • s ;imaz »iK tcolinB.PASTEETHlsalknllnnnon- j ear track record as an act- 1 «<;ici)..Docs not sour. Ciiecks^'piate or: 137 motion pictures and 344 stage plays. s "pi odor breath". Get FASTEETH drug counters everywhere. ties top of your list! The fviost Welcome Gift on Any Tree! Choose from our complete selection of styles, colors, fabrics and patterns. Nothing will please him more.. • and there's never the problem of size. 1.50 to 2.50 MAMMOTH DEPT. STORE It's now in both AMERICAN® Super-Premium and AMERICAN Regular Gasolines at no extra cost! ion expect more from (STAN DARP) and you gef it! . STANDARD OIL DIVISION AMERICAN OIL COMPANY O io <!3. THE AMERICAN OIL COMPANY. CN1CAQO, ILL. "DE-ICCR" is the trademark for SUndanf, gas ant.'-fnti* addilln. FRANK WEATHERFORbr Distributor TEMPLETON ST.—MT. VERNON, ILL—DIAL 244-0902 A The book copyists of me« dieval monasteries worked only during the daylight hours for fear of fire from artificial light sources. After the scribe had finished a page, his work was proofread against the original hy a second person and the sheets were sent on to an> other who inserted titles, headlines, initials and notes. Still another artist on this assembly line did any necessary illuminations (ornamenting). © Incytttpaidta Iritwntca Johnson Motor Co. CERTTFIED USED CARS 9th and Harrison Stre&U PHONE 344-1044 Here's why you'll tell other people you like it Some people think it's a bit frivolous to like a car just because it looks so nice. So what you'll have to do is bone up a little on all the other things that make a Pontiac a Pontiac. Wide -Track, for instance. Wide -Track is what docs away with tilting your way around turns. Pontiac's smoother, quieter ride is another thing you might point out. Be careful, though. One ride in this car and everybody's going to think you're made of money. You can solve that problem by telling what you paid, Or you might just say, "You'd sure think this ear cost a lot, wouldn't you?" Or you could take everybody 's mind off ft entirely by giving your ronriac some throttle. A big 389 -cubic- inch Trophy V-B it standard in each and every Pontiac And you get to choose from ii engine/transmission teams. (Happy choosing!) Now then—on to mora of the things that make me '64 Pontiac so thoroughly likeable. Frankly, we couldn't think of anything radical to do with this car. Oh, we made the styling even more stylish, as you can plainly We lavished even mote can SEE THE ONLY DCAlEt WHO SCttS WUX-TIAOC CMS-¥Ot« AUTHORIZED tOMMC prftUl on the interiors. We even improved the light bulbs. But as for more vital things, why change? Improve, refine, sharpen—yes. Change—no. And you can tell that to your friend*. Really, though, you can buy a PonfiM solely because you like its looks. We don't think you'll find many peopk wholl ask you for more practical reasons. What they'll be asking for is a ride— and the name of the man you bought- your '64 Pontiac from. 1964 Wide-Track Pontiad JEFFERSON MOTORS SU JMMN—MT. VIRNQM, ILL

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