Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Union you're my fairy godmother tfiat just walked In, jtoy out of the Syrian immigrant ivins gold medal -Wednildoy, Juno 14, 1972 THE LE1HBRIOGE HERALD 23 Ann Landers WINNIPEG (CD Ann Swann, recently awarded a gold medal for proficiency in Frencli al the University of Winnipeg, has a past lhat reads like a tale from the Arabian Nights or a Bronte novel. Born Anahid Hagopian in Aleppo, Syria, she was aban- doned by her mother to live as an orphan in a Franciscan con- vent, which also served as a FROM THE TEST KITCHEN FOR OUTDOOR CHEFS Reap the rewards of great outdoor cooking by adding that extra littletouch of daily fresh butter. If you're going to splurge on steaks for in- stance, do it with a flourish. A pat of butter to melt alop each steak, a dash of salt, a few turns of the peppermill and even YOU will look like an experienced chef 1 DRESS UP HAMBURGERS Hamburger? take a little more Ingenuity, and can do with a real pick-me-up, like Blue Cheese Butter. Mix to- gether equal parts of soft butter and crumbled blue cheese, season with a touch of garlic powder and tarra- gon. Add a generous dollop of the butter mixture a few seconds before the "burg- ers" come off the grill. BASIC BARBECUE SAUCE To prevent roasts or chicken from drying out any barbe- cue chef worth his salt will have a good basic sauce at his finger tips. With real butter it's a cinch. Try cup wine vinegar, cup lemon juice, 1 cup melted butter and teaspoon soy sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm in a little pot at the side of the barbecue and brush on the meat as needed. SEASONED BUTTER Don't forget the vegetables in all the flurry of tending the coals. Keep a seasoned butlerreadyand waiting for that corn on the cob or baked potatoes. It takes but cup soft butter and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. You choose the seas- oning, for weed; for chives: Two teaspoons of either should do the trick. SO pgtfnlon Avenu.E., Toronto 12, school for the children of the wealthy. Mrs. Swann said life in the orphanage consisted of launder- ing handkerchiefs, polishing the marble floors, sorting rice and lentils and a daily smattering of education and religious instruc- tion. Punishment (or a misde- meanor meant banishment to a lonely she com- posed her first poem in French. Hope for the orphans, when they left the orphanage, might take one of two forms. They could become either nuns or servants. However, Mrs. Swann's life took a drastic change when a !all woman dressed all in black arrived at the orphanage to claim her as her daughter. "On Friday I was an orphan; on Monday I was tlresed in a white sharkskin of the rich girls walking on the marble floors of the school. I used to scrub those floors." BECAME COLUMNIST She continued to do well at lier studies, winning a gold medal for music and struggling with her poetry. Then she was sent to a missionary school where she first learned English. Later she moved to Egypt for three years where her poetry was translated into Arabic, toured Europe and then settled in London. Her career as a profeesional writer began in earnest when she was asked to write a col- umn for Kemsley Newspapers. In 1956, she immigrated to Canada with her husband and worked for a couple of maga zines, wrote a column for the Toronto Telegram, taught con- versational French on television and won a Canadian Authors Association prize for poetry. When her husband was trans- ferred to Winnipeg, she started university as a part-time stu- dent, then gradually entered as a full-time student, taking double honors course in French and English. After she finishes university, where she hopes to achieve a teaching certificate, she says she will concentrate once again on her writing. Mathematics taught by play-games TORONTO (CP) The moth ers were helping the kids rol dice in Forest Hill North prepa ratory school the other day. More and more schools are using games to teach mathe- matics but that poses a prob- lem: How can one teacher keep 30 students participating at the same time? At North prep the Grade 2- ancl-3 class splits into four sec- tions on certain days and, since the Toronto hoard of education can't afford to hire teaching as- sistants, mothers supervise the sections. Eight of them put in about an hour a week. On one day recently, two girls sprawled across the tops of t h e m- selves. In another game, pupils checked each other's height with string, measured the string on a ruler and made a graph on the wall. A dice game taught multipli- cation and a card-and-clock game, time-telling. "It's been a revelation to said one of the mothers, Katherine Gardner. "It's a won- derful way to learn what's hap- pening in the schools nowadays, so much better than sitting at the back of the room as an ob- server. More fun and more re- vealing. DEAIl ANN LANDERS: When I was nine years old I lost my father in a truck accident and now I am 16. After the accident my cousin told me I was lucky that she hated her dad and wished it had been him. I told her if she ever said that to me again I'd sock her. When I hear kids at school say Oiey hale their parents, it makes me sick. They don't know what they are saying. Sure, all families have disagreements and people get mad, hut I can't imagine holding grudges and not being able to forgive each other. I hope you will print my letter soon, Ann. It seems there is a lot more hate for older people today than there used to be. Or am I wrong Quincy Teen DEAR Q.: I don't know if .there is more hale for older people than Ihere used to be, but kids are more outspoken about their feelings. Every day I receive at least a dozen letters from teenagers who say they hate their mother or father or both. I view this as a tragedy not only because the kids suffer, but their parents as well. The best course of action is to try to re-establish communi- cation at the point where it broke down. Sometimes the whole family must get counselling in order to accomplish this. If certain members refuse, the ones who recognize the need should go regardless. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My husband is having an affair with his secretary. This has been going on for over a year, but I've been looking the oilier way, hoping it would wear itself out. I see nothing to be gained by confronting him, nor do I have any intention of asking him to make a choice. Two weeks ago the secretary's 14-year-old son heard about the affair and told our 15-year-old son who promptly told his grandmother. Now my mother-in-law is pressuring me to telephone the secretary and insist that she resign from her job. I believe this would be humiliating to my husband and place me in the position of having to "take steps" should she refuse. My mother-in-law also wants me to sit down with the two boys and explain the situalion "objectively." I've shed a bucket of tears over this mess and am con- fused and sick at heart. Advise me, please. Insomnia In Idaho DEAR IDA: You've already had too much advice. All bad. Don't telephone the secretary. Don't have any summit meetings with the children. Hold your head up. Issue no ultiinalums. If your mother-in-law continues lo harangue you, tell her lo butt out. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I hope it's not too late to put in my two cents worth for the mother with the two beautiful daughters who sat home a lot because they were loo tall for most guys. I know who wrote that letter and I'd like lo remind her of the time I arrived at the house and she told me in very plain language she would not allow her daughter lo be seen with a long-haired gorilla. Then she shut the door in my face. The girl was nice and fairly attractive, but her mother's mouth was her downfall. I never called her again. What do you think of a 17-year-old who would let her mother make such decisions for her? 6'2" In Alabama DEAR I'm not sure the girl "let" her. It sounds as if mama is the take-over type and she took over. I feel sorry for her daughter. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My husband and I moved to a new town a few months ago. We haven't joined a church yet, but the minister from the church we've been going to has dropped in to see us five times and we haven't been home. We've run into Mm elsewhere and he always says, "I was by to see you a few days ago but you were out." The last time he worded it differently. He said, "I called on- you yesterday but no one answered the doorbell." I'm sure he thinks we've been avoiding him intentionally. I asked if he would please call next lime before he comes by, and he seemed insulted. Now I wonder if I did the right thing. Is a minister supposed to call before he comes by or is he a privileged person and therefore not subject to the rules of etiquette? Please tell me. I'm Willing To Learn DEAR WILL: It's good manners to call before coming by no matter who you are. A minister who would make five drop-in calls and find no one at home is a slow learner. Ftl.I.S GAP MUNICH, Germany (AP) L i s e 1 o I f e Findeise, 23, an- nounced she had started a "hire-a-bodyguard" business "to fill a genuine gap on tho market." She said she had four former paratroopers ready for work. More Family pages 24-25 BRENDA'S BEAUTIQUE "HOME OF THE SHAMPOO AND SET" 922 Slh Avenue N. Phone 328-7366 SAVE ON THESE SEWING SPECIALS 3-DAY SALE Thurs., FrL, Sat., June 15 to 17. ASSORTED PRINTS Of Cottons, and Colton and For'ret quatille; Stripes and (Farots etc. to choose froir Various widths 36" to Values to 1.49 yd. 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