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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Ann Landers Fridoy, March M, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDOI HUMP - 17 DEAR ANN LANDERS: What should I do about a relative who borrows my books with clock-like regularity and returns them in appalling condition? For example, she must have been feeding the baby while reading Eugene McCarthy's new book of poems, "Other Things And The Aard-vark." Several pages were stuck together with pablum. Either she cried all over "Love Story" or she dropped it in the bath tub. It was still damp when she handed it to me. Her only comment was, "I'm sorry about these books -" then her voice trailed off - and she changed the subject. I wanted to keep both those books in my library but now it is out of the question. I value this women's friendship and I need your advice on how to handle a delicate situation. - Sad Tale Of A Bookie DEAR SAD:. Obviously your relative is a slob and she has no shame. Tell her that from now on if she fails to return your books in good condition you will not accept them and she'll have to buy new ones. Once you actually refuse to accept a book which she has mined, she will stop borrowing books from you.  �  DEAR ANN LANDERS: May an Ohio attorney comment on the letter from the young newlyweds who resented the frequent money gifts from the bride's well-to-do parents? Not only is the young couple ungracious but they are inconsiderate and probably uninformed. Someone should tell them about the $6,000 tax-free annual gift. Parents can legally give up to $6,000 a year to each child. Many parents prefer to do this rather than hand the money over to Uncle Sam. Setting up of a trust fund is another technique to avoid taxation and allow the children and grandchildren to enjoy the fruits of father's or grandfather's labors. What a wonderful break it would be for a 17-year-old to know he can pursue his studies with complete relief from, pressures. Many teens would enjoy a year of travel between high school and college just to roam around and see the world. A far-seeing dad or granddad could make this possible. You should have blasted those, arrogant newlyweds who sent the checks back to their generous parents. One of the principal reasons for working hard and amassing wealth is to make life easier for our children. Giving is a way of expressing love. Why didn't you tell them so? - 70 Per Cent Bracket DEAR 70 PER CENT: Another way of expressing love is to raise children to be responsible for themselves - to give them solid guidelines and a sense of personal worth. I know all about the $6,000 annual tax-free gift- gimmick and I can tell you quite frankly that many of my friends wish they had never heard of it. The same goes for trust funds and other tax loopholes. Kids who grow up knowing they will fall into a sweet inheritance or a steady income without lifting a finger too often turn out to be loafers and bums. They have nothing to bump up against, no challenges to meet, no opportunity to develop their moral muscle. These kids are, in a real sense, the underprivileged - robbed of the joy of achievement, cheated out of the fun of accomplishment. Unearned money can be a curse, and in my opinion this , is one of the problems with today's youth. A 17-year-old kid shouldn't need "relief from pressures." His PARENTS need the relief. (Calendar of local ItappminyS The Golden Mile Drop-In-Cen- tre is showing movies (funnies and travel) on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Lunch will follow. All are welcome. *   Southminster Junior Girls Choir will practice on Saturday, at 2 p.m. in the church hall. Mothers are requested to come at 3 p.m. following the practice, and bring girls' pink choir dress for fittings. There will be no choir practice on Monday. Fort Macleod Old Time Dance Club regular dance will be held Saturday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. in the Elementary School. Lunch served, and all welcome. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will hold its regular dance Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Southminster Hall . Women are asked to please bring a pie. THE BETTER HALF By Bob barne* "I feel pretty good this morning--1 think I'll have an instant breakfast on th� rocks." SUNBEAM LAWN MOWER Electric Instant Start IS 1.5 H.P. Motor 5 Different Height Settings Swing Over Handle 2-9" Blades' FROM Model 1700, 1800, 1825 and 2100 available with catcher _ We Service ALL LAWN MOWERS MOTOR MOWER 817 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2669 Saturday MERCHANDISE ON SALE FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. -SATURDAY 9 AM. TILL 6 P.M. - LIMITED QUANTITIES. HY-STYLE MEN'S HAIR Sweaters SPRAY Assorted colors and styles 12-ox. tin Reg. 8.88 BUY ONE AT fl.44 GET ONE FREE EACH . "CHARGE IT" "CHARGE IT" LADIES' ZELCO FINE QUALITY  SEMI-GLOSS  LATEX PANTY HOSE  HIGH GLOSS PAINT Reg. to 7.99 per gal. 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Reg. 7.00 EACH OFF "CHARGE IT" "CHARGE IT" ... Setief action Guaranteed! located in th� South lethbridg. Shopping C.ntr. on Mayor Magrath Drive. Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wedne*day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Telephone 328-8171. ;