Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 6, 1975 · Page 27
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April 6, 1975

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 27

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4-E—IUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Sunday Morning, April 6,1975 Family Academy Sought To Teach Leadership MR. AND MRS. THOMAS J. SPARKS... ...Celebrate 50th Year Sparks To Observe Golden Wedding A reception in their home will honor Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Sparks of 1S15 37th St. at 2 p.m. today on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple's daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ewell S. Johnson Jr. of 1311 43rd St., will be hosts for the event. The former Minnie Jewel Harmon and Sparks were married April 10, 1925 in New Castle. The couple moved to Floydada from Breckenridge in 1941 and to Lubbock in 1948. He worked for the Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wild Life . Service of Texas A&M University until his retirement in. 1970. Mrs. Sparks is a former employe of the Lubbock Public School System. Those serving include Mrs. Bettye Johnson and Mrs. Julia Woods, and Mrs. Lavaughne West of Abilene, Mrs. Florene Gilliam of Eastland and Miss Lisa Johnson. BY PAT HENRY Family Newi Staff A character crisis threatens the future, says Dr. Robert Larson, associate professor of home and family life at Texas Tech University. He'd like to see parents teach moral values to their children and he envisions a "family leadership academy" to help parents assume their responsibilities in a world of confusing new relationships. The Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, begins today. As the first of two Family News articles on the value of education in the home, Larson and Dr. Stanley Fowler, professor of home and family life, evaluate the proposed academy. "It's still just a dream," explains Fowler, who invites other interested professionals to contact him. The two educators see family leadership as "the key to unlock a lot of problems.'' Larson presented the academy idea March 1 at a Dallas meeting of the Texas Home Economics Association. This is theV framework: direct services, professional consultation, media information clearing house, research. VWe've known forever, I guess, that the most critical teaching of a child is at home," says Larson. Parents should not give away their initiative in teaching to schools, church or their children's peers. Parenting is the greatest joy available to people, in his opinion. "But it is no snap," he adds. Through direct services — group sessions, workshops, courses, speakers — the academy would help parents learn these skills. Responsible love and domestic management are not innate skills, but they can be learned through professional help. Fowler says that in this "switch-flipping world," in which society is changing, parents are bewildered about their roles. Sometimes they do not spend enough time with their children. This results in HOC District Expects 300 To Convene Here "parallel living," an alarming. trend that he illustrates with the example of a family watching television together without the value of discussion or even conversation. A person-to-person relationship is necessary between parent and child and also between parents. An unhappy mother and father can communicate their hostility to their children. "The husband and wife are responsible for the total home environment," says Larson. The academy would attempt to help the couple understand marital problems. In the field of professional consultation, the academy would help set up parenting education programs for churches, communities and other groups. As a media-information clearing house, the academy would function as a resource center, where parents could obtain specific information and referrals. "Bits and pieces" of advice are now available to the parent and may be a source of confusion since even the experts on this subject disagree. 'PARENTING 1 — That popular new word is defined by Mrs. Dwight Lance, pictured above with her husband and 6-month-old son, Andy: "Parenting is a responsibility that requires us to bring up children in healthy emotional and OLD FASHION /"~"~"""~ Henry VIII wore pearl necklaces. physical states." She is a member of the South Plains Association for the Education of Young Children, sponsor of the current Week of the Young Child. Persons interested in joining should call Mrs. Lance at 795-1034. Little Extras Count The accessory report for spring, as seen by Mildred Sullivan of the New York Couture Business Council, includes the following. Accessories that really make it are those that really belong in the total picture. The sure spring thing things are scarves tied in new ways, definite hats, wider belts, real jewelry and trimmed-down feminine Footwear. Hats to keep your chin up under; huge brimmed garden party looks, the big printed brim, the tailored trim brim. Get them in straw, the last word now. Straw panamas, straw rollers, thin light straws. A few berets, little knit caps. The army fatigue hat and versions of the tennis hat —for fun. Scarves can be anything on the fashion front. They tie like a good scout or fair middy. They're babushkas or Arab headdresses. They're chokers, belts, shawls or wrap skirts. They go from tiny cotton neckerchiefs to huge silk squares and long oblongs in stripes and geometries. Belts pull in the big new shapes. Soft cinch belts, braided straws, canvas and leather looks, and soft glove leather sashes tied like obis —that is, crossed in the back and knotted in the front. Wood and brass toggles, tortoise and bamboo naturals buckle them up. , About 300 Home Demonstration Club members are .expected to attend a District 2 Home Demonstration Club meeting Tuesday in Trinity Church. Dr. Gwin Morris, professor of history at Wayland Baptist College, will speak at the 10 a.m. session. At 2:15 p.m., Mrs. Woodrow Chervenka of Rogers, THDA secretary, will address the group. Other speakers in the morning will be Jack Davidson, Chamber of Commerce manager of conventions and tourism; Arch Lamb, county commissioner; Lucille Witteh of Plainview, district director; and Helen Meeks of Lubbock County THDA. The 11:30 p.m. luncheon will be catered by the 4-H LEVI BIG BELLS ALL COTTON 'i ^ Jack Davis Western Wear (Across From Tech) STOCK UP NOW! ... brands you want... prices you like! SHOP & SAVE NOW ON EARLY SPRING FASHIONS Separate SPORTSWEAR « PANTS • TOPS • SWEATERS • BtCUSES • SKIRTS • TWIN SETS Regular S 12°° '16°° $20°° S 24°° Others reduced accordingly r-••--- Sale Price .... $ 5 90 $Q80 "Ml 90 $1490 $1390 COORDINATED SPORTSWEAR By Famous Makers Regular S 12 oo Sale Price $390 428°° i3 6» $ 26 Others reduced accordingly 60 OUTSTANDING GROUP OF •• SPRING DRESSES ; Long & Street length ; Regular Sale Price •' $ 14 40 i $28 °° $ 20 90 $ 24 40 $ 29 90 53550 Others reduced accordingly »40» EXTRA SPECIAL EASTER SAVINGS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT TREMENDOUS SAVINGS ON NATIONALLY ADVERTISED BRANDS • Butte Knits • P.B.J. • Sir Julian • Your Own Thing • Bodin Knits • Many More GROUP PANT & PAJAMAff SUITS I ' Rogular Sale Price $ 13 30 $ 16 60 | $ 26 60 : $ 37 30 | Others reduced accordingly SKIBELL'S DOWNTOWN 1116 BROADWAY SUNSHINE SQUARE 50TK & SALEM organization of Lubbock County, to benefit the 4-H camp at Brownwood. Entertainment will be furnished by the Edmonson Club of Hale County and by Dr. Robert VV. Berry and his son, Kenneth, a guitar- fiddle team. Workshops, set at 1:15 p.m., will be Cultural Arts and Recreation, presented by Howard County; Safety, Briscoe County; and Family Life, Hockley County. The district includes 86 clubs in a 20-county area. Registration begins at 9 a.m. g DOLLAR W DAYS Yoaue 0 WON- TUES- WED 1016 Broadway Three big days of special Values 1/3 Off Regular Price on Group of dresses, Panfsuits, and other items from our regular stock. A SEPARATE TOGETHERNESS... co-ordinated knits for easy summer living...put 'em together the way you love to look. Sweaters, pants, shorts, skirts, tops...sized 5-13 or s,m,l for Juniors. Peach... priced individually at just 6.00 to 20.00. inai^slamcxle ^-^ SOUTH PLAINS MALI & PLAlNViEW Dillardi * • Annual Spring Event Spray Eau <!e Toilelie HOUBIGANT CHMTILLY BOUTIQUE Spray Kau <1e Toilcllo 1.75 oz. 3:1* Kau tie CoUi;:ne H oz. H.OO Dtistinu' Powder 3 m. 'MM Dillard's. 77? THIS WEEK ONLY! Beauty Mist' Beautiful Support Sale 215 SAVE 804 CHOOSE NUDE HEEL DEMI-TOE OR SANDALFOOT STYLE Beauty Mist provides full comfortable support, yet is sheer enough for those special moments! Sheer nylon and spandex in Spring shades of blonde, tanglo, mist, wheat, brown mist or taupe mist. Petite, medium, medium tall or toll. • Hosiery f>

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