The News from Frederick, Maryland on December 3, 1951 · Page 10
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December 3, 1951

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 10

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Dorothy Dix Says: * Dear Miss Dix: What can I do to make my husband's family realize how they are hurting our adopted son? They say mean things to him. never bring him gifts and speak scornfully of him. I would appreciate a few words from you about parents who adopt children, and of the petty jealousy that prompts families to go out of their way to hurt innocent youngsters. Things have been made so miserable for us all since we adopted the child that I am heartsore. V. A. Answer: How anyone cold be so contemptible as to refuse love and affection to an orphaned child who has been befriended by strangers is more than I can see. Your adopts ed son is probably old enough to remember his friendless, lonely existence before you took him. It should be the chief aim of all about him to dispel those unhappy memories and give him a childhood to cherish. Fortunately for others, your husband's family is exceptional. Most families are very proud of a member who will take on the responsibility of bringing up a homeless child and tney are usually inclined to shower the youngster with more toys, clothes and attention than he can possibly use. He Needs Extra Love An adopted child needs an extra supply of loving kindness at least ·until he is fully adjusted to his new surroundings and has become an integral part of the famil; circle. He must feel "wanted," and fully entitled to .the parental lov« he was denied at birth, Jealousy, of course, !· at the root of your relatives' behavior. Jealousy of yoti/ courage in taking the child, perhaps, or fear that he may take from them some of the love and attention to which they feel completely entitled. Don't try to push this problem. Forcing the child on the rest of the family will only antagonize them more. Do, however, insist that the unkind remarks in his presence be stopped. Otherwise, bide your time. It's a rare person who won't eventually melt to the trusting Innocence of a child's eyes: I hope you haven't acquired relatives so hard that they are impervious to everything decent in the world. Dear Miss Dix: Our mother passed away some time ago and since then our father has been running around with several women. Do you think it should concern us or not? We have been thinking of speaking to him about it. Do you think we should, or leave it alone? E. T. A. Answer: Your father is suffering a reaction from his wife's death, and in his loneliness is simply seeking whatever company he can find. Perhaps you children have failed to provide him with the companionship he so sorely needs at this time. Look back over your own actions. If you feel this is so, do what you can to make amends now. Invite him out--to your homes, if you're married, for trips, visits-anything to make him feel he is needed and wanted by someone. That will bring him bacK te his responsibilities quicker than anything. If you do speak to him. don't do it in a nagging or fault-finding manner. Be sympathetic, try to make him realize that you love him and want him. In time he may find a congenial companion whom he will marry. Don't discourage the right woman but do keep him away from questionable characters. Dear Miss Dix: I have been going with a girl for two weeks. Now I find she is married to a soldier and has a small baby. Should I continue to s«e her? She is not divorced. Jack Answer: Stop seeing her--but immediately! You are being unfair to her, yourself and her husband by continuing the friendship. Even if she urges you to see her again, don't! Radio waves travel away from a radio station antenna at the speed of light Questions And Answers Q--What is th« meaning erf the word calorie? A--A calorie 1« the amount of heat' required to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree centigrade. * * « . Q--Do fixed stars move? A--All stars are in motion- Fixed stars are so called only because they appear to change their positions slowly in comparison to the others. * * * Q--Did Mark Twain have a pilot's certificate for navigating the Mississippi River? A--Yes. For several years he was a pilot on a Mississippi River steamboat and used his experiences in a number of his books. * * * Q--How long has interstate commerce been regulated in this country? A--Since Feb. 4, 1887, when Grover Cleveland signed the original Act to Regulate Interstate HAMILTON, ELGIN, GRUEN AND BULOVA WATCHES JAMES E. DOLL Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware 9 SOUTH MARKET STREET Commerce ind appointed Hit flrtt commission. · · · Q--Did Wilbur Wright foreaee the Importance of the airplane? A--In an interview with a reporter, Wilbur Wright stated: "1 do not believe it will supplant, surface transportation.. I believe it will always be limited to special , Tt will b» a factor hi war. It may have a future M a earritr of mall." * · · Q--On what Island are Halt! and the Dominican Republic located? A--The official name of thl» Island, the second largest of the Greater Antilles, is Hlspanlola. you haven't enough for the thing* yfMJ V want or nee'dw. * ., " ,^- ?*» fcven «r you.want Loam wpto $1500 GENERAL ACCEPTANCE 244 No. Market, at Third Telephone Frederick 2791 Th« N«WR, Frederick, Md., Monday, December 3, 195t , ·fVEJ Get FOOTER Quality DRY CLEANING! Every garment receives the careful attention for which w« a?e famous . . . yet our prices am no higher than ordinary cleaning. Brine us your clothed tomorrow. Dresses, Plain 7A Suits, Plain I *J Ladles' or Men'* Beautifully Dry Cleaned and 79c Pants, Skirts, A AI» Sweaters, Plain.... *» 1 t c Coats, Plain 89c HARRY FOOTER CO. CLEANERS 405 N. MARKET ST. FOOTERS · SINCE 1870 FREDERICK, MD. Presenting the Great with Spectacular New Dual-Range Berfarmauce ! 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