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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 10

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Alton Evening Telegraph Friday, September 1,1972 Protests for the handicap DEAR READER: Several d«ys ago I urged you to write to the presidents of the three Uiajor TV networks and protest the cruel and tasteless riducule of handicapped people by alleged comedians. The most vulnerable targets for sick humor are stutterers, Spastics and harelips. My heart felt, thanks to those who did so. The response was staggering. Here are some excerpts of the notes attached to copies of the letters that went lo Julian Goodman, President of Engagement announced NBC. Charles Ireland, (since deceased) President of CBS and Elton Rule, President of ABC.: From San Francisco: Dear Ann: Over the years 1'vp agreed and disagreed witii you. but today put me in your debt. Urging your readers to protest in behalf of the handicapped was beautiful. — PAUL A. From Des Moines: Bravo for awakening me from mv state of lethargy. I have long deplored sick jokes on TV aimed at handicapped people but it never occurred to me to do anything about it. You opened a door for me. Ann. Thank you. — LUCY S. From SI. Louis: I've worked with handicapped people for many years and 1 know how desperately they need encouragement in order I o build self-confidence. You've done a wonderful thing, Ann. Bless you. — KAT1IY Harrisburg. Pa.: As a mother who is trying to raise her children not to make fun of people with mental or physical handicaps. I appreciate your column the other day. I wrote to the network presidents and asked my children if they wanted to sign the letters. They were thrilled. Thank you for helping me teach them what it means to be effective members of society. — MRS. K. N. From Middletown. Conn.- As a specialist in the fieUl of mental disorders who has a fairly good idea of wnat is behind ridicule. I want to thank you for encouraging your readers to speak out against it—S.A.P. (Psychiatrist) From Miami: I could kick Thoughtless motorists are pedestrian's peeve MISS BLEVINS The engagement of Miss Dana Blevins and Steven W. Stagner, is being announced by the bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blevins of 619 Franklin in Bunker Hill. Miss Blevins is a graduate of Bunker Hill High School. Her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stagner of Bunker Hill. He is a graduate of the same school and is a junior student at Illinois College in Jacksonville. The Telegraph will send bridal questionnaires on request. Wedding information received three days before the ceremony will be given preference in publication. Bride's photo should accompany information and will be returned to name and address on back of photo. (Picture used for first marriage only.) If information is received more than 10 publications after ceremony, a picture (if available) accompanied by outlines will constitute wedding story. DEAR POLLY — My Pet Peeve is with those drivers who thoughtlessly stop for a red light so close to-the street intersection that they block the path of pedestrians who then have to walk around the car to either the front or the rear, and usually it seems to the rear where the car fumes are the most objectionable. — OPHELIA DEAR POLLY — I want to tell Karen how to deodorize her baby's rubber pants. I have found that the secret to sweet-smelling baby clothes is borax. For my three children, who have clean and sweet- smelling clothes, bibs, diapers and pants, I use %-cup '•detergent booster" with "energized borax" plus one cup mild detergent with enriched borax for eacii washer load. I do the diapers in a separate load. I air dry the waterproof pants and find I can use them for a day or more without rinsing between each wearing. — JUDY DEAR POLLY - I used baking soda in the water either with the soap or in the rinse water so my baby's waterproof pantsthad no odor. To the last rinse I added a small amount of white vinegar. — MRS. M. B. DEAR POLLY - I feel sure Karen's problem with odor in her baby's rubber pants w'il be solved if she would saturate a cloth in rubb'n? alcohol and wipe them off with it. The odor should completely disappear. I use'l to be a practical nurse and did this to rubber sheets and it worked like magic. — E. B. Today's Problem DEAR POLLY — Somewhere I read about using newspapers for mulching so moisture is retained in the soil, weed growth is retarded and insects are discouraged because of the distasteful printer's ink. How are they used? Are they shredded or spread flat? How are they anchored and how many thicknesses are used? I find the low humidity in our section of Colorado is great for my particular kind of arthritis but it requires frequent and copious watering of vegetables and flower gardens.—NELL You will receive a dollar If Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Pet Peeve, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Write Polly. Cramer in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph. myself for not having had the gumption to write to the networks and complain until now. Thanks for making nv> do it. - G. J. MILLER. KEY LARGO From Seminole, Texas: Thanks for your assault on sick humor "I was only kidding" is the usual defense, but the damage is done by then and the hurt is deep. Keep up the good work. — RKV. G.W ALEXANDER From Mackinac Island, Mich: My three letters went out today. Thank you far suggesting that we make ourselves heard. — j M FRASER (MD.) From Crestwood, Mo.: Thanks, Ann. — "But for the grace of God goest thou." — H.E.D. From Washington. D.C.: I heartily agree that riduculin^ the handicapped is brutal and totally unnecessary. Intelligent people do not find this amusing. And now I wish they'd quit presenting alcoholics as "funny." They are the most pathetic people of all. - MRS. D.R.G From Little Rock: I've been bugged for years by clods who try for a laugh at the expense of the handicapped or mentally ill. Thank you for suggesting that I do something about it. My three letters went off today. — F.E.R. From Kansas City: Do,i't those "comedians" know that trying a shoelace or shaking someone's hand can represent victory over hundreds of hours of frustration, embarrassment and pain? The handicapped people I know have more character and guts than I know. My hat is oif to them. — K.A.Z. (RN.) So again my thanks to the most beautiful people in the world — my readers! ANN LANDERS Discover how to be date bait without falling hook, line and sinker. Ann Landers' booklet, "Dating Do's And Don'ts," will help you be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Send 35 cents in coin along with a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope and your request to the Alton Evening Telegraph. Fashion tips Page Boy To help keep the page - boy hairdo turned under without spraying the hair and making it sticky, lightly spray hair brush and brush hair in place. Overnight, use a scarf to tie the hair is a pony tail and then use several larger rollers. Avenues of fashion Neat layered look' for men By CHIP TOLBERT Not all of you are going to believe what I have to say about fashions for young men. in or out of college. In truth. for the past few years, there hasn't BEEN any such thing, unless you count Ue-dying in the bathtub on a dull Friday night. But the handwriting's 01; the wall, and what it says is: "Funky has had it. Neatness counts." And what this new neatness is is called the "layered look." Basically, that breaks down to what you've all been wearing, but look for men The "layered look" that will be a leader in fashion this fall—especially for young men—is illustrated by this stretch-woven suit of beige polyester, worn with a foulard-pattern knit shirt, a striped bow tie and a random-pattern sleeveless pullover .sweater. The outfit is designed by Larry Kane for Rai'fieswear. with better-looking components. No one's trying to take your jeans away from you; what they ARE trying to do (and you all seem to be going along with it) is to put you in dressier-looking jeans like cotton velour, uncut corduroy, brushed cotton, and velvet — all as easy to throw into the coin washer as your denims are. So that's the bottom part. What about the tops? For those who wanted a change for their work shirts the answer has been a skinny rib or turtleneck. So what you do to gel. the layered look is to put one over the other: a scoop, U-or V-neck over a woven shirt or a turtleneck. Simple, no? Also easy, comfortable, casual, and as un-Establishment as you can get. Since the components are all easily come by, and inexpensive to collect, the only thing you need is a 1'ttle imagination and some taste. (If you weren't naturally endowed with the latter, y mr girl will probablv straighten you out.) "Additives" is a dirty word to organically yor ecologically oriented young men, but there are some additives that c a n give even more variety lo your layered look. Double knit pants are one of them, either in your pet jeans cut, or in what's beinning to be called "baggies." a wide leg, deeply cuffed and often pleated style of pants. They look even newer in flannel, and they look very good on or off- campus. Another thhc; about th'f "layered look" 's that i: a.n be worn under a inckti it voj must (and all ->i p.s mu>' ..t some time or other), and if worse comes 10 -vors*. you can even wear a 'ie w;*h ;)H- shirt you wear u.'ider your sweater under your jacket. Swirl into an of fun An elegant dress for evenin g wear was designed by Fernando di Sarmi for his fall collection. The dress features a brown strapless velvet top and metallic ciggaline skirt. (AP Wirephoto) Problems of an alcoholic DEAR DR. LAMB — Would you please write something about alcohol. My husband thinks that to become an alcoholic you have to drink whisky. I told him a person could become an alcoholic by drinking beer alone. I'll tell you how much he drinks. From Monday through Thursday nights, he drinks six beers every evening. On Friday night, he drinks a dozen beers. On Saturdays he begins drinking at 7 a.m. and drinks 18 beers and on Sunday, he drinks 24 beers. Sometimes he has whisky in between. DEAR READER — It's hard to pin down a definition of an alcoholic. A person who drinks large amounts regularly of any alcoholic beverage is suspect of being an alcoholic. This is particularly true if he drinks when he gets up in the morning as apparently your husband does and if he can't do without his alcohol. Alcohol is clearly the number one drug problem in North America. It creates far more problems than the other drugs that have been receiving publicity in recent years. In the United States people spend more money on alcohol and cigarettes than By Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb the total amount of money spent nationally on medicine, hospitals and doctor bills. I f you've accurately described your husband's habits, he probably does have a drinking problem. I'm continually impressed that the best thing to do about this problem is to start wih he family docor. This means a medical examination to find out if there are any medical problems that have already been caused by excessive drinking; for example, liver disease. From there, the next step is to decide on the best course of treatment or management of the problem. Some organizations, including Alcoholics Anonymous, have had great success and been very useful. There are also organizations for the wives and husbands of alcoholics since frequently part of the problem of an alcoholic is the alcoholic's mate. It is probably not the best idea in the world to count your husband's drinks. It never helps and it usually makes the problem worse. A better course of action is to urge that he seek medical help. Then don't be surprised if you might be part of the total picture and also need to obtain some counseling if lasting results are to be achieved. The newborn baby is sometimes the innocent bystander to the sexual habits of the parents. If the mother has gonorhhea during the pregnancy, this may actually infect the fluid in the sac around the developing baby. This can cause serious problems even damaging the eyes of the baby. Many of these babies are premature or die. If there's any possibility that such an infection has occurred during pregnancy, immediate medical advice should be sought. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in cane of the Alton Evening Telegraph. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanced Diet" booklet. Date Book (Date Book items must be submitted before Thursday noon.) SUNDAY, SEPT. 3 Godfrey Antique and Coin Show, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Godfrey Civic Center; 2nd anniversary. SUveus Family Reunion, noon basket dinner, Taylorville Manors Park. Phi Alpha Mn chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, 7 p.m., Miss Lupe Lopez, 502 Marsh St.; Beginning Day. MONDAY, SEPT. 4 Phillips-MelsenJieinier Descendants Family Reunion, noon basket dinner, Rock Spring Park, old pavillion building. TUESDAY, SEPT. 5 White Cross Auxiliary Board, 10 a.m., Alton Memorial Hospital. East Seal Auxiliary, 10:30 a.m., Mrs. Dottie Spence, 1904 Main St.; membership tea. Ladies of GAR, 1 p.m., Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan, 903 W. Delmar, Godfrey. Madison County Legal Secretaries, 6:30 p.m., dinner, Holiday Inn, Edwardsville; Walnut Room; 7:45 p.m. business meeting. Phi Gamma Mu Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, 7:30 p.m., Miss Patti Baker, 134 W. Central., Bethalto. Lambda XI Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority 7:30 p.m., Mrs. J. D. Zyung, 5055 Humbert Road, Alton. SHin Talk, 6:30 p.m., Roxarena, Roxana. Altonlan TOPS, 11:45 a.m., YWCA. Sweet Adelines, 7:30 p.m., Eagles' Hall. BPWC Board, 7:30 p.m., Hotel Stratford. Past President's Parley, American Legion Auxiliary, 126, 7:30 p.m., American Legion'Hall, 6th and George Sts. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6 Lewis and Clark Weaver's Association, 10 a.m., United Methodist Church, Alton; complete plans for workshop. Liberty Prairie Women's club, 2 p.m., Mrs. Norman Branding, Liberty Prairie. Al-Anon Family Group, 9:45 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church', Bethalto. Roxana Senior Citizens' Club, 10:30 a.m., Roxarena, Roxana; with noon potluck luncheon. Venture Club, 5:30 p.m., Mrs. Jean Poole, 620 Blair Ave. Wood River High-Twelve Club, 6:30 p.m., dinner, Wood River Masonic Temple. VFW Post 1308 Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 4445 Albv St. Easter Seal Auxiliary, 10 a.m., First Presbyterian church, Fireside Room. IAMAW Retirement Club, 10 a.m., Machinist Center, East Alton; noon potluck luncheon. THURSDAY, SEPT. 7 Luncheon and Card Party, noon, Greenwood Odd Fellow's Lodge 2532 State St.; sponsored by Carlin Rebekah Lodge. Godfrey Senior Citizens' Club, 11 a.m., Godfrey Civic Center; bring sack lunch. Soroptimist Club, noon luncheon, YWCA Phi Tau Omega, 7 p.m., Mrs. Tom Grove, 2225 Norside Drive; (Playland); Rushee party. Past Presidents of Wood River American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 204, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Ross Davidson, 516 N. 3rd St., Wood River. Allen Bivenue American Legion, Post 354, 7:30 p.m., Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. Carlin Rebekah Lodge, 7:30 p.m., Greenwood Odd Fellow's Lodge. Great River Kennel Club, 7:30 p.m., Wood River Roundhouse. South Roxana Beauttfication Club, 7:30 p.m., Dads' club Park House. Pride of South Roxaua, 7:30 p.m., Dads' Club Park House. FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 Senior Citizen's Community Hospitality Center, 10 a.m., until 3 p.m., Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 6th and Market Streets. Veteran's Memorial Council, 8 p.m., American Legion Hall No. 126, 600 George St. Alton Woman's Council, noon potluck, First Presbyterian Church. Brighton Rebekah Lodge, 7:30 p.m., Brighton Odd Fellow's A lovelier you Sandwiches for reducers By MARY SUE MILLER A lovely writes: As my contribution to a Labor Day picnic, I am asked to bring low-calorie sandwiches for the dieting group. Is there such a thing'? The Answer: Sandwiches need not be calorie loaded at any time. Start with pumpernickel and white breads, sliced Melba thin. Per slice the count is only 44 to 50 calories. But the fillings are the real secret of keeping counts down. Among the lowest are vegetable combinations such as leaves of Boston lettuce nestling chopped tomato, cucumber and radish dressed sparingly with dieter's mayonnaise. (On white bread approximately 100 calories.) The following two recipes run around 150 calories on pumpernickel; y, hard boiled egg chopped with roasted pimento and fresh green pepper; mix with dieter's mayonnaise and curry powder to taste. Sardines, marinated in mustard sauce, served open-face and topped with capers. Of course wafer slices of roast beef, chicken tongue or cheddar cheese are less imaginative but not less delicious. Whatever you take, use plastic sandwich bags and wrap each sandwich separately and tightly. Take along a colorful plastic platter for serving. And sufficient parsley and pickles to arrange a tempting garnish. The non-dieters will be wanting some, loo! LEAN! K. LIGHTER AND LOVELIER Here's a painless way for teens and adults to reduce! Just send for my booklet, •Leaner, Lighter and Lovelier. It includes menus for delicious meals and snarks; calorie counter and nutrition chart; diet shortcuts; spot reducers. For your cop> write to Mary Sue Miller in cure of the Alton Evening Telegraph, enclosing a long, self-addressed, envelope and 35 cents in coin. Hall. SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 DAR, Ninian Edwards Chapter, 2 p.m., Mrs. Frederick Theen, 2106 W. Dell. Charity Court, No. 26, Order of Amaranth, 7:30 p.m., Franklin Masonic Temple; Advance Night; 6 p.m. smorgasbord. Mirror of your mind By JOHN CONWELL Does Grandma enjoy being a 'spoiler'? NO. Grandmother knows what it can mean to a child to spoil him. If she does go a bit overboard and spoils her grandson, however, she is not trying to undermine the authority of the boy's parents. She may be thinking of her children at that age, and remembering their wonderful spontaneity. Grandmother may want to encourage that spirit in her grandson, because she may believe she curbed it in her children. Would a he-man husband keep house? CERTAINTY. If his wife has a job she would rather not give up and the husband has one he can't wait to get home from, he would very well keep bouse without losing one whit of his masculinity. Indeed, naming today's home with all its appliances frequently requires more mechanical skill and strength than an office or factory job. Keeping house, too, would help a husband maintain his traditional role of physically .supporting his family. Can a criticism be made graciously? YES, if the individual criticizing someone else is gracious himself. Say the critic wants to correct a word. First he will imagine how it would be if someone were to criticize him in a similar situation. They if he stll believes he would like to make his criticism, he should do so; he knows if he puts himself in the other person's shoes, he coonol be anything but gracious. itm Feoium syndicate, lac.)

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