Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, June 12, 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD THE BETTER HALF By Barnes Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: Are we a typical family, or is there something wrong at our house1' For the last three weeks, dinner time has been a nightmare (The ones before that weren't anything to brag about either The problem is continual bickering' between my husband and the children He picks at them until everyone is in a surly mood and there is no geniality whatever. It's "Get your elbows off the table' Sit up straight1 Go wash your hands again, and get them clean this time1" I realize manners are important, but he's so critical I could scream We will be having a pleasant conversation and suddenly my husband finds fault with one of the kids Before long, it's a four-dimensional fight with banging of fists, yelling and people leaving the table angry I have read that mealtime is supposed to be a pleasant event, the one time in the 24- hour period when the entire family gets together to enjoy one another's company. But not at our house How do other people handle it9 The Boxing Glove Brigade Dear Brig: Rest assured yours is not the only family that fights at the dinner table. But it certainly should not be a nightly event I suggest that you and your husband get some counselling Children SHOULD be corrected, but obviously your husband needs instruction on how to go about it When the dining area becomes a battle zone it sets up patterns for indigestion and other stomach disorders that can plague children for the rest of their lives Check with the school principal or your family doctor about a competent counsellor If you can't get your husband to go, go alone Somebody in your family needs to understand the damaging effects of nightly dinner table fights Dear Ann Landers: I beg of you don t stop warning girlb about the dangers of hitchhiking I know you've printed several letters in your column on this subject, but mine might make a stronger impression than most because I can tell them firsthand what it's like to be raped. It was midnight Not much traffic The car was new The man looked middle-aged and respectable Two minutes after I got into his car I knew I was in for it I was hoping he'd slow down just enough for me to open the door and jump out, but he never did Before I knew it, we were parked on a side road and his hands were around my throat "I can kill you in ten he said calmly, "or you can be a good girl and co-operate I tried to scream but my throat was dry I had no voice His hands were powerful He was like a jungle animal, the way he moved He dragged me out ot the car and threw me to the ground I was no match for him Besides, he looked crazy I was afraid if I fought him, he'd choke me to death So I co-operated When he finished with me, he carried me back to the car, drove onto the highway and shoved me out on the grading I was in a state of shock but I remember thanking God for sparing my life A middle-aged couple picked me up within a few minutes They drove me straight to the emergency room of a hospital The doctor said I was a very lucky girl All I had was three broken ribs and a sprained neck I could have ended up like dozens of other girls I've read about in the newspapers raped and murdered The bus fare to the place I was going would have cost me How's that for an 0 Henry ending9 Exhibit A Dear A.: Thank you for telling your story The best part of it is that you lived to write the letter Got those wedding bell blues over costs guest list what to wear and other details? Ann Landers's completely new "The Bride's Guide" will help. "I wish you'd get rid of that shirt. I keep wanting to smack you, to clear up the picture." Watergate messengers deaf WASHINGTON (AP) Meriam Schroeder works as a messenger for the Watergate special prosecutor's office And while this is a domain Club corner The Ladies Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization will meet at 1 p m Friday at the civic centre for a chicken dinner Following the meeting, bingo will be played For further information call 328-3659 A good attendance is requested The Gait School of Nursing Alumnae Association will hold the annual graduation and alumnae banquet on Saturday in the school's gymnasium Pre-banquet at 5 p m with the banquet at 6 p m The Hi Neighbor Club will hold a home bake, handicraft, resmcraft and white elephant sale from 2 to 4 p m Friday at the College Mall St Basil's CWL will hold a tea from 2 to 4 30 p m Saturday A small admission will be cnarged Raffle and door prize Everyone welcome where discretion is a first Commandment and gossip the unforgivable sin, the sounds of silence, for her, are absolute She is a deaf mute So, too, are most of the other nine teen-agers, aged 16 to 19, who deliver documents and sort the mail for special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski's legion of lawyers Administrative officer Dan Mann hired them through the Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet College here but bridles at the suggestion that their handicaps are viewed as a security asset "Absolutely said Mann "I had heard about the school before and thought this was a good opportunity to give the students a chance to work in a responsible position. 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