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4 PAMFA DAILY NtWS I'AMI'A.TKXAS 8«th YEAR Tuesday. June 20, 1972 Readers speak out on Bill's 'act' By Abigail Van Bur«n |c itn IIT CMatt Trttam-N. v. Nt*i STM., inc.) DEAR ABBY: The mother who said her son put on an act in public, slurping, giggling, crossing his eyes and falling all over the place "like a retarded person" owes the retarded an apology. My brother is a retarded mongoloid, and he never behaved any such way. In fact, his manners are far above most normal people. I've also visited the State Hospital for Retarded in Fort Wayne, Ind., and I've never seen anything but politeness and good manners there. YOUNG HOOSIER DEAR ABBY: I am writing for the Comparative Religions class of Thomasville High School, Thomasville, Ga. We held an interesting discussion on the letter from the mother whose 16-year-old son, Bill, mimicked a mentally retarded person "to make people laugh" and his father was his best audience. Our class consists of students from the 9th thru 12th grades, and we'd like for "Bill" to know how his peers feel about his behavior: Bill needs help. He is trying desperately to get .the attention which he never received as a child. A suggested cure would be for him to work with retarded children. And as far as Bill's father is concerned, I think we all left class with a greater appreciation of our own. A LETTER FROM GA. DEAR ABBY: I am really angry about that teen-aged Canadian boy who acted like a nut on the street. I can't understand why his mother didn't hit him with the first thing handy. One way to cure him would be to take him [and his father, who thought the performance was sidesplitting] on a tour of the nearest state mental hospital, including the back wards where they keep the most severely afflicted. If that boy and his father were still laughing by the time they finished the tour, she should have them both committed. ESTHER IN IOWA DEAR ABBY: Concerning that 16-year-old Canadian kid who put on a "retarded" act in public to get attention. My father said if that were his son he would give him a good boot in his Francis. SECOND THE MOTION IN OHIO DEAR ABBY: Who says Americans have lost their sense of humor? The letter from the mother whose son shakes, trembles, crosses his eyes, slurps and giggles and pretends to be "retarded," and whose father thinks it is hilarious, brightened the day for me. The mother complains that Bill puts on this act while the family watches TV, and the father, convulsed with, laughter, is holding his sides. No generation gap here! Wouldn't many a parent of a surly, long-haired lout who spends his time goodness knows where, doing heaven knows what and getting home who knows when, be glad to trade sons with Bill's parents? WALTER IN ST. LOUIS DEAR WALTER: I'm not so sure. DEAR ABBY: I would like to invite "BUI," that normal 16-year-old boy, to visit the school my son attends. It's a special school for mentally retarded children. I'm sure Bill could pick up a few pointers for his "act"—that is if he didn't crack up after watching these conscientious teachers work for hours, and weeks and sometimes months trying to teach a full-grown child how to button a button or tie a shoelace. DISGUSTED Problemi? Trust Abby. For a personal reply, write to ABBY. BOX 69700. L. A.. CALIF. 90089 and encloce a •tamped, addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send SI to Abby, Box •9700, Los Aigeles, Cal. 90069. for Abby's booklet, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions." WIN AT BRIDGE Singleton 8 Cues 3 NT. Wedding Vows Are Exchanged By Karen Day, Bruce Withers Wedding vows were exchanged at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in the First Baptist Church of Lefors by Miss Karen Jane Day and Pfc. Bruce Clayton Withers. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Day of Lefors and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Withers, also of Lefors. THECEREMONY Rev. A.G. Roberts, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jim, Tex., officiated at the double-ring ceremony, The couple was married before an archway trimmed with greenery and decorated with bowls filled with arrangements of white and yellow daisies and gladioli. Candelabra flanked the archway. Miss Margie Chastain of Graham, organist, played the traditional wedding marches for the processional and recessional. Miss Elaine Phillips of Memphis sang "A Time For Us," "Love Story," and "The Wedding Song." THE BRIDE The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Johnny Day of McLean, with a "her mother and father" avowal. She wore a floor-length gown of miramist over bridal satin. The fitted lace bodice featured a Mandarin collar and full sheer sleeves caught at the wrists in deep cuffs that were closed with satin shoe-buttons. The full skirt, edged with a band of scalloped lace, was styled with a detachable chapel train, also edged with scalloped lace. The gown was designed by the bride. Her fingertip veil of illusion, edged with scalloped lace, fell from a lace coif. She carried a cascade bouquet of white and yellow daisies, gladioli tips and statis, over a white Bible. ATTENDANTS Attending the bride as maid of honor was Miss Virginia Day, sister of the bride. She wore a floor-length, mint-green crepe gown, styled with an empire waistline, accented with white scalloped lace that was laced with green velvet ribbon. Her headpiece was a white picture hat, highlighted with lace and mint-green streamers. She carried a single, long-stemmed yellow rose accented with green ribbon. Miss Lawausa Ring of Lefors. Mrs. Gloria Meyers of McLean and Miss Mary Beth Krienkie of Follett were bridesmaids. They NORTH A K 10 (i 2 V J!)3 * J4 * KQ 102 WEST 48 V 7 6 5 2 17 KAST (D) A J 9 5 4 .'t V A K * 7 5 3 4> 9 4 SOUTH 4kAQ7 VQ 108 I • K7 * A J 8 (i None vulnerable North Kast South West Pass :iN.T. Pass Opening lead 1 * Puss 1 N.T. Pass By Oswald & James Jacoby South took a very jaundiced look at that six-of-diamonds lead. He could live happily witli any other opening. East put up the ace and returned the deuce and left South with the problem of finding eight tricks before giving up the lead. Four clubs were easy and so were three spades. Four spades would come right in if the jack would drop but Kast had opened the bidding with one spade and almost surely had five or six for the bid. Could West actually hold tlu' singleton jack? Possible, but unlikely. Was there any other way to score tour spade tricks? An end play'.' Wouldn't work. There was no wav to gel to tlie end of the hand without letting the diamonds parade home. Finally. South .saw there was a way (o make his con- tract. If West's singleton spade were the eight or nine he could handle East's case. South was going to look idiotic if West's singleton were the jack but South didn't care about his charisma, just his bid. South led a club to dummy and played dummy's 10 of spades. East covered with the jack. West dropped the eight and now South was in clover. Back to dummy with a second club to lead a low spade. East played low and South put in the seven-spot. It held and he had his four spade tricks. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) The bidding has been: \Vcsl North East South v You. South, hold: AAKKA4 VA2 • J *AKfi54 What do you hid? A—Bid one Hull. Do not open one .spade, since t h c r c is a chancy line spade will be passed out hul virtually no chance the .same will happen to one cluh. The hand is not quite strong enough for a forcing opening. TODAY'S QUESTION You do open one elub and your partner responds one heart. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow A Perfect Match Innocence and femininity is (he look of the new long sleeved silk blouses with I'cler I'au collars. A perfect mulch for the return of the jumper dress. wore floor-length yellow crepe dresses styled like that of the maid of honor, and each carried a single, long-stemmed yellow rose, accented with yellow ribbon. Melissa Harris of Lefors, flower girl, wore a mint-green dress and carried a small bouquet of yellow and white daisies. Rickey Withers, brother of the bridegroom, was ringbearer. He carried a white satin pillow to which the rings were attached by white satin ribbon. Tommy Wells of Lefors served as best man, and groomsmen were Jerry Withers, brother of the bridegroom, and Richard Harkcom, both of Lefors, and Pat Ward of El Paso. Serving as ushers were Reuben Day, brother of the bride, Mike Withers, brother of the bridegroom, and Mike Grain, all of Lefors. RECEPTION For the reception in the garden of the bride's grandparents, the serving table was covered with a white satin cloth, centered with an arrangement of white and yellow daisies and gladioli. The three-tiered wedding cake was topped with a miniature bride and bridegroom beneath an archway. Miss Poxon of Lefors presided at the punch bowl, and Miss Paula Beck served the cake. Guests were registered by Miss Sandra Cain. For the wedding trip to Dallas, the bride wore a yellow knit dress. Her corsage was of white and yellow daisies. The couple will reside in Kempner, Tex. AFFILIATIONS The bride, a graduate of Lefors High School, attended Clarendon Junior College. The bridegroom, serving with the Army, just completed his basic training at Fort Polk, La., and is stationed at Fort Hood for his AIT training. PRE-NUPTIAL EVENTS Pre-nuptial events included a lingerie shower by friends at Clarendon Junior College, and a miscellaneous shower in Lefors. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bridegroom's parents, was held in Central Park. Pampa; OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Gray of Odessa, Mrs. Barbara Harper Woman's Page Summer Hairdo For a summer hairdo that's carefree, why not try the new short to medium- short dos that need only a hotcomb to keep them in shape? They save time and eliminate unsightly rollers. You can wash your hair and style it in less than an hour. This Wwk fUBSfJAY 7.00 p.m.^Sfcellytwrtfi Tops summers Club in library, THURSDAY 1:30 p.m.-SwIor Citizens Center, Lovett Library, 7:00 p.m.-Top 0 ; Texas HD Club, with Mrs. Pat Kirkendall, 325 Jean. 7:00 p.m.—Weight Watchers, St. Matthew's Parish Hall. 7:30 p.m.-Top 0' Texas CB Radio Club. Optimist building, MR. AND MRS. BRUCE CLAYTON WITHERS and children of Vclma, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. George Burns, and Bonnie of Clarendon; Mrs. Elmer Day, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Day, and sons, all of McLean; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chastain of Graham; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Krienkie of Follett; Mrs. Margaret West of Groom; and Jimmy Tarbox of Higgins. Family Picnic Fetes Sister Mrs. Blanche Moran of Keene, N.H., was honored with a family picnic at Central Park by her brothers and sisters, Mrs. Helen Lunsford, Mrs. Kate Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Lynnus Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Anderson, all of Pampa, and Mrs. Ruby Mitchell of Plainview. Attending from Pampa were Verlone Ward; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stout, Stephen, Danny and Karla; Mrs. Nona Cole; Mr. and Mrs. Don Cole; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Maul, and Matthew; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Anderson, David and Shelly. Out-of-town guests were Pauline Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Armstrong, all of Lubbock; Mrs. Wiletta McKibbon and Kim of Lovington, N.M.,; Karan McDade, Mr. and Mrs. Dee McDade, and Mr., and Mrs. Turner McDade. all of Wildorado; Mr. and Mrs, Gary McDade, and Amy, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Evers, Jan, Sherri, Becky and Sarah, all of Amarillo; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ward, and Philip, of Euless; Mr. and Mrs. L.H. 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