Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Mny 4, 1970 THE lETHtRIDGE HERALD 21 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: Don't print the name of the city or my husband will kill me. We've been married five years and have a young son and a dog. I sometimes have the feeling my husband doesnt know which is which. He treats his dog like a son and his son like a dog. On weekends when I ask my husbands to run errands, he never fails to take the dog along. His son he leaves at home. After dinner he sits down to read the paper and watch TV Whenever our little boy wants to sit on Ins lap he says, '.'Get off I'm tired." The next thing I know, he is holding the dog and petting him. I am becoming resentful of the way he treats our child and I don't know what to do about it. Any suggestions? Dog-Goned DEAR GONED: You've got two little boys and the older one had better grow' up a hurry or there are going to be some unhappy days ahead for both. A rejected son can develop some pretty sad personality traits. Homosexuality is one the better known side effects paternal abandonment. A father who treats his dog better than his son should not be surprised when he discovers his son despises him. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Why is it that as soon as a woman gives away the baby furniture, the high chair, and the crib, she gets pregnant? I used to hear about tins strange trick of fate and I always laughed until it happened to me. Why does it always happen? -Not Thrilled DEAR NOT: It doesn't ALWAYS happen, it just seems that way to the person to whom it happens. I am spooked by the coincidence whenever I hear of it. Perhaps "overconfidence" is the key. Write a year from now. You 11 feel better about it. I hope. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I have been married for three years to a man who has accused me of everything from trashy housekeeping to adultery. I can't please him in or out of bed. Whatever I do is wrong. Whatever I say a dumb. If I invite a couple to dinner be says, "Why did you ask those If a Friday goes by and I haven t invited anybody he says, "Why didn't you ask somebody? I get tired of hearing your voice and looking at your ugly puss." We have no children because he doesn't want any. I'm a key-punch operator and my hours are the same as his, yet he is always looking in the want ads to find me something to do in my "spare time." I got married at 16 because I didn't like school and I thought being a housewife would be fun. Now I'm fed up with housekeeping and I can't stand my husband. I've sug- gested that we see a marriage counselor. He says there's nothing wrong with our' marriage. I think he U cracked. What do you suggest? City DEAR PAN: Nineteen years old and already fed up en marriage. Beautiful. If your' husband won't go for counselling, go alone. You're bound to learn something. If you learn the marriage is hopeless because your partner refuses to move a muscle to make it better, I suggest a trial separation. Drinking may be "in" to the kids you run with but It can put you "out" for keeps. You can cool it and stay popular. Read "Booze and You For Teen-Agers Only." Send K cents in com and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request. GIRL-OF-THE-YEAR Mrs. Brent logon was chosen Tuesday as the Beta Sigma Phi Girl-Of-The-Year at the Founders' Day banquet. Mrs. Logan is a member of Xi Nu Chapter. Founders' Day For Sororities Founders Day banquet was held by five chapters of Beta Sigma Phi Tuesday at the Mar- quis Hotel. Head table guests included Audrey Baines, city council sponsor, Helen Berlan- do, 1969-70 Girl of the Year; Joan Robinson, member advi- sor', Tau; Ethel Higgins, social sponsor, Tau; Beth Gillis, so- cial sponsor, Sigma; Helen An- dresen, member advisor, Kap- pa; and Ann Reed, social spon- sor, Kappa. Girl of the Year candidates were Eddy Logan, Xi Nu; Au- drey Attwell, Xi lota; Betty Dorren, Kappa; Mary Strzlecki, Sigma; and Pat Hooper, Tau.' Other members taking part in the banquet were Pledges Kathy Humphrey, Kappa; Edith Bosch, Sigma; Liz Sch- roeder, Tau and Lynn Hoekse- me, Tau; Ritual of Jewels, Judy Amundson, Juanita Hubbard, Connie Pyke, Margaret San- ford, and Aryce Watson, Tau; Maureen Simpson, Sigma; Ber- nice Ober, Holla Chambers, and Ruth Rittenhouse, Xi Nu. Second-Hand Articles Good Buy Babies Don't Need Expensive Items OTTAWA (CP) -It is not necessary to spend a great deal of money on a baby, Val- erie Zacharias, president of .SEE US FOR WHICH Repairing ERICKSEN'S JEWELLERY McFARLAND BIDG. PhoiM 327-3525 the Calgary Consumers' Asso- ciation, says in an article on baby needs in the publication Canadian Consumer. "He needs a mother's lime and love but he is as happy with clothing and equipment that meets minimum stand- ards a< he would be with the most expensive that could be she says. Mrs. Zacharias, who is careful to state that the doc- tor should have the final say on baby's requirements, re- minds prospective mothers that the basic ami is always to keep the baby comfortable and happy. :For MOTHER; Give a practical gift from BENEFIT SHOES O E S SUPPERS, MOCCASINS, WASHABLE FOAMTREDS SANDALS H 0 E S BENEFIT SHOES LTD. "THE HOME OF GOOD FITTING SHOES" 615 4 Ave S. Ph. "OPEN THURS. AND FKI. Till 9 p.m. "Another suggestion Is to stick to the basics in any buy- ing done before the birth, since you don't know how big the baby will be or what you will receive as gifts. "Many purchases may be delayed for months, and a delay gives you time to decide your preferences and to spend gradually rather than rtiin your budget." Mrs. Zacharias says sec- ond-hand items are often a good buy, since babies may outgrow then- equipment be- fore it is worn out. If such equipment is re- painted, lead-free paint should be used because ordinary paint is poisonous and may be hartnful if the baby chews on it. HINTS ARE HELPFUL General hints on clothing in- clude that it should be easy to put on and take off, machine- washable and dryable, and re- quire no ironing. Along with detailed infor- mation on clothing, sleeping and feeding equipment and advice on bathing and chang- ing the baby, Mrs. Zacharias has buying suggestions for such items as high chairs and playpens. She says that a good sec- ond-hand for exam- ple, is bettef than a poor new one. "Make sure there is a good brake and that there is ac- tually spring suspension rather than just a mock-up of it. Wheels should be strong and the frame should be sturdy. "The carriage should fold up easily for car transport, and if the carriage-bed dou- bles as a car-bed, the baby can stay in it without being disturbed." Although she says that a carriage which converts to a stroller and a car-bed can be handy, she warns that equip- ment which has too many uses may prove somewhat of a nuisance. The carriage should be easy to push and big enough for the baby as he grows, yet small enough to fit into a car and whatever space is available for it in the home. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "How did I get to be a .Well, I tried fobs an actor, but I found (.didn't have the talent." 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