The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on May 9, 1970 · Page 11
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 11

Des Moines, Iowa
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Saturday, May 9, 1970
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A PASE FOR Decorating Ideas to ttorraw Is a Rational Act Dear Ann Landers: One of my friends killed. himself a few days ago. Nobody can figure out why he did it. He _had. brains, looks, money. And he was such a nice kid. I just can't believe it. I did n't know him very well, but somehow I feel a terrible sense of guilt. . The thought of death has always frightened and depressed me, but the death of a 17-year-old boy who had a whole great big, wonderful world ahead of him, is too horrible to contemplate. Why didn't someone recognize that . this boy needed help and reach him before it was too ~lste? Maybe~rny~lelter won't make any sense, but I just had to express my feelings. -Port Jcrvis, N.Y. Ann says: 1 have no answers. I can only tell you the vast majority of suicides are committed during periods of black depression, or while the person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Suicide is rarely a rational act. One of man's strongest instincts is the will to survive. A visit to any hospital will convince you that there is no desire so intense as man's desire to live, JOId Folks' Dear Ann: This little poem is floating around the office. The Hairy, Set won't appreciate it, but olaVfoiks like you and me will thinJHt^s pretty funny. Print it if you want to. -Titusvil Ann says: I'll -overlook your reference to "old folks like you and me." Speak for yourself, Chum. The poem is amusing and 1 thank you for sending it. Remember when hippie meant big in the hips, And a trip involved travel in cars, planes and ships? When pot VMS a vessel /or cooking things in, And hooked was what grandmother's rug may have . been? When 'fix was a verb that meant mend or repair, And Be-In meant merely existing somewhere? When neat meant well-organized, tidy and clean, And grass was a ground cover, normally green? When groovy meant jurrowed with channels and hollows. And birds were .winged creatures, like robins and swallows? When juzz was a substance, real fluffy, like lint, And bread came from bakeries—and not from the mint? When roll meant a bun/ and rock was a stone, And hang-up was something you did with the phone? It's groovy, Man, groovy, but English it's not, Methinks that our language is going to pot. Romantic . By Mafy Bryson (Th* RWIsttfa.Hofh* ForrtlshlrtfH Editor) TF THERE IS one place a; J- deck op balcony is rfiore delightful than any other, it sure- - ly mifet be off the bedroom. i On a sunny morning, it's perfect for breakfast or at teasVfoT thaFBfst ctifF fee.* Af ntgUi; Ing moon-watching spot. On a lazy afternoon, it's a private and restful retreat for reading: It cap be a tiny area just big enough for a couple of chairs and a small stand for the coffee cups, or it can be more Spacious, furnished with Several varieties of tr£es^ will grow in pots and tubs. Though they cannot put down o*eep roots, they will grow and leaf out and bloom as happily, if nbt x quite as long, as they would in the ground. This" is a Grand Avenue balcony. chaise Iounge7~breakfast table and all the comforts of an outdoor room. Flower boxes or planters or pots of blooming geraniums belong there. So do sculpture, a miniature fountain, pebbles and lightweight rocks, if there is space. .With a deck or balcony just beyond sliding glass doors, you not only gain actual* usable space, you also gain a VisuaPexpanslon of the space you already have. A deck can be joined to a house at any point and can ex-tend over the most irregular terrain. This ground-level mini deck capitalizes on the intrinsic beauty of wood and makes the most of texture and pattern. Oldster's Ideal Vacation Is a Vacation She Wants By Henriette Kish (North American Newspaper Alliance) N EW YORK, N.Y. - "One woman's vacation is another woman's bondage," I heard someone behind me say. Turning, I saw two middle-aged ladies waiting at the supermarket checkout. As their Voices rose, their conversation about an absent friend became a public affair. The second woman an- swered: "Biit'it Is a vacation and it isn't bondage to her. It's her daughter and her daughter's family, and the only chance she gets to see them is when they're all home in the summer. \ X, "She doesn't mind. v that she's just one more adult to cater to the kids and help clean up after them; There's still her own quiet life at home the other 11 months." "Well, .that's not. my idea ' / Your Nice Hands Express You POINTS FOR PARENTS ifci , — . vj-rr-fii ^ IX ^ •w* ^ ^& •* Mother: "The doctor says Betty will have to stay quiet for a month.'The days are so long for her, even though we do spend part of the time on schoolwork. I don't have time to entertain her or read to her all the time. She's bored if I'm not with 'her constantly." A convalescent child, even a bedfast one, can learn to enjoy some solitary pursuits. For example, if you have a bird-feeder or_'a birdhouse where it can be viewed from 1 the window, give the child a book of birds so she can identify and keep a chart of the birds as they come and go. N EXT to face and figure, your hands are most expressive of your personality, charm and character. t Gestures speak; every movement of your hands can "say nice, or not so nice, things about you. So practice using your hands so they enhance the impression you make. : While reading, sunning, jv a t.c h i n g television, or phoning, do a few simple ex- •ercises for your hands. Start by relaxing from wrist to fingertips. Let hands 'go limp, Then rotate gently and fairly rapidly for a minute or two. Flex your fingers several times, bending all knuckles, including thumbs. Press fingertips of right and left hands together, exerting slight, not heavy, pressure. (This is beneficial to upper arms as well.) Now shake hands briskly as if trying to rid them of drops of water. qpHESE EXERCISES ~ a r e JL helpful not so much for trimming hands as for keeping -them relaxed and limber. (Hands have very little fatty, tissue and, therefore, are very easily damaged from bumps and abrasions.) Before a mirror, practice graceful, fluid movements with'your hands. (Then try a A*Clever Trick By Heloise Cruse Dear Heloise: Recently the handle to my favorite purse /lints from tielofee (a black patent leather one) gave way .-What to do? I spied a black patent belt and the lights flashed! I removed the old handle and put the patent belt through the rings that were attached to the. purse. Then buckled it in the holes that A mother has neither the time nor the strength to be constantly in attendance on a convalescing child,' and tbe child will be happier if she has some resources of her own. Spring Things Maureen Stainbrook Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stainbrook, 529 Seventh St., West Des Moines, announce the engagement of their daughter, Maureen, and Richard Krutzfeld, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Krutrifeld, all of Lowden.' Miss Stainbroot was -graduated from Iowa State University, Arnes. She is a teacher in the Lowden community schools. Mr. Krutzfeld farms south of Lowden. A June 14 wedding 'is being planned. Bring spring inside with this colorful picture pair. House-warming gifts — embroider slim bird panels. Pattern 7098: Two 8 x 21- inch panels. Jumping, running, romping in a dress Jike this makes a girl feel free as a bird. Pattern 4862: Girls- Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. For dress pattern send 75 cents (coins) to The Moines Register, P.O. Box 131, Old Chelsea Station, NEW YORK, N.V. 10011. For needlecraft pattern, send 50 cents (coins) to The Des Moines Register Needlecraft Department, P.O. Box 127, Old Chelsea Station, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10011. Print name, address, zip code, style number and size, if-needed. Add U cents for each pattern for first-class mailing. To Become Bride Judy Eileen Ficken, 4216 Ingersoll Ave.v daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Ficken of Melbourne, will be married this summer to Robert Claude Nanke, son of Claude C. Nanke of What Cheer and the late Mrs. Nanke. The couple was graduated from the American Institute of Business. Miss Ficken is employed by Irving Hoffc- -bauer-and-Co. Her-fiance is servin. with the Army at Arlington, Va. AMY would make it the length I wanted and stitched the two edges of the belt together. The new handle was a perfect match. —G. Nugent Fishy-Odor Dear Heloise: When you handle fish, your hands always end up smelling like the fish. / To'remove this odor, simply wash your hands with with room deodorant. Rub your hands together and wash again. Results — no more fish odor. — Mrs. Jackson Popcorn Tubs Dear Heloise: One of the handiest uses I've found for those small plastic margarine tubs is individual popcorn dishes. They are just the fight size for those little ones to handle. Y — Mrs. Lois Watts i Kitchen 'Ringer 1 Dear Heloise: A cuphook mounted next to the sink is ever so handy for holding rings, bracelets and watches while doing -your-work- -in the kitchen — washing -dishes, preparing food, etc. —Georgia Heloist wtlcomes mail, especially household hints which she can pass on to readers as. space permits. Write to Heloise in care of Th« Pis Moines Register. She is unable to Miwtr ail Individual letters because of the volume of mail she receives. Her column appears daily on the woman's Mies of The Des Moines Register ana In The Sunday Register's comic pages. few abrupt gestures to remind yourself how 'unflattering they can be.) Never point. Never make a fist. Never spread fingers wide apart when speaking. Keep arms fairly close to the body when talking. Arms akimbo are awkward. Take the best possible care of your .hands: Cream them each time you wash them; keep them away from harsh materials such 'as strong detergents. Rubber gloves may be a nuisance, but they're certainly, handy for keeping skin soft arid youthful looking. : Work at keeping cuticles smooth, with nails gently shaped into ovals. Keep them at a flattering length. of how to spend the best par( of the. summer," the first voice insisted. "I've gone back for in years to a place where the people icnow me and I'm the one who's ca- tercd to." « A yoTmg "shopper just ahead of me whispered for my "ears only: "Now, her kind of vacation is the one that would bore-me stiff. Imagine going to the same place all thVtime. "Thatxwoman is still young enough to try out new things and not worry,'about being catered to every mintue." KNOW a widow in her early 50s .who commutes regularly from the suburbs to a demanding job. Every spring and every fall she takes two Weeks off. The • busiest corner of a hotel in the business district becomes her "vacation resort." Others might- complain about noise and bustle, but she seeks it out. "Even though I work in the city, I don't have much city life," she explains. "This -"way, I'm where it's all at for i a while — theaters, museums, shops. "People ask me if 1 call that a vacation. Why don't I get out in the open? "I have enough of the open spaces all year. ar6und. To me, doing something differ- . ent is what counts. And you must admit this is different!" M ANY older people are undecided about where, to go and what to do as the summer approaches! They consult family. They talk to friends, sometimes even the merest acquaintances. They get all points of view and everybody else's preferences. I have one friend who every, spring begins conversations x with -"Where do__you think I should go this year?"' She listens x to everyone and then docs exactly as she apparently had planned from the beginning. _ ^^ After all, why shouldn't she? A vacation is ona of the high points of the year. And what pleases her is probably the best choice- — at least for her. Miss Ficken By Jack Tip pit "Anyone for checkers?" Mrs. Loper Heads National Questers, Inc. Mrs. Orville Loper, 4040 Cottage Grove Ave. was installed as president of the Q u e s t e rs, Inc., at the o r g a n iza- tioifsre three-day na- t iona 1 convention in 1 P hiladelphia, Pa . Mrs. James B. Smith, 3832 G r e e nwood Drive, was installed as national assistant corresponding secretary. Mrs. Loper and Mrs. Maurice Kramer of Ajnes, state president of Questers, will be honored guests at a 9:30 aon. brunch and meeting of Moingona Chapter of Questers, Thursday at the home of Mrs. Sam Clay, 2105 Seventy- fourth St., with Mrs. H. VT. Griffiths and Mrs. A. J. Burnett assisUng the hostess. 1 Tomorrow Surviving the Rat Race A 12-Point Plan by Psychotherapist John P. Kildahl Picture Magazine Close-to-Home Vacationing 16 Pages About Historic Sights and Things To Do Midwest Vacationland Section MRS. ORVILLE IOPBR - Watch Those Time Payments A Margaret Dana Warning To Those Buying On Time Third News Section Two Outstanding Women Stories of An Indian Doctor, a Peace Corps Recruiter Home and Family Section

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