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Kathleen Norris Says: Some Women Need a, Charm School’s Course The tragedy of many marriages is that the wife loses her charm. She becomes a little cold and calculating, . )0 much preoccupied with household cares. By KATHLEEN NORRIS HATEVER else you lose in your married life. try to hold on to charm. Or if you never had any particular charm, try tocultivate it. Charm isn't entirely a natural thing, although it comes much more naturally to some wom en than to others. Schoolgirls often have charm, es pecially if they happen to be ﬁrst in the class. good dancers. promi nent in theatricals. Brides almost always have charm, although it may last only for a few weeks or days. or even hours. But this sort of charm doesn’t count. To be charming in times of success, ﬂattery or importance. means very‘little. A really charm ing woman is always charming, whatever the circumstances. and whether she be 18 or 76. The tragedy of many marriages is that the wife loses her charm. She becomes a little hard. a little cold and calculating, a little too much preoccupied with her house hold cares and the family ﬁnances. She can’t relax. If invited to take things a triﬂe more easily she says nervously that with two children to manage and the house and the meals she’d like to see anyone relax! She is capable; she is just; she is anxious that the family shall be com fortable and well fed; she keeps her hair dressed and her stockings free 01 runs. ' But graciousness. easiness, laugh ter, 'sympathy know her no more. If her husband comes home in an amiably conversational mood she has small time or interest to spare for him. “If you're going to sit out here, Jack, I'll bring out an ashtray." she says dispiritedly. “Please don't put your feet up there. Doctor says Jean's teeth will take three years to straighten: dear knows what his bill will be! I’m going to let my ﬁll ing go; it means I can't chew on that side of my face. but that doesn’t matter. Ma had one of her bilious headaches today and I was sitting with her. so I’ve just got a pickup dinner.” She then sits staring vaguely into space. the expression on her face not so much sad as dissatisﬁed and bored. This is the sort of wife who loses her husband. Wives write me pages and pages about the situation. They tell me all that they do. They are models of faithfulness and industry; they “never look at another man." That they can be subjected to the humili. ation of having their husbands’ a!- tections waver amazes as much as it angers them. “What are men made of?" de mands one such wife. a certain Isabel Baker, who lives in a luxu rious suburban district outside of Chicago. “Dick and I have been mar— ried 10 years. without a quarrel. We have a boy and a girl of eight and ﬁve. He makes good money; we own our home and car and be long to a nice little social group. Now, quite suddenly, he has fallen in love with a woman seven years older than he is. a divorced woman who worked in his office years ago and has now come back. She has broken up two homes already and now is after mine. She puts ﬂattery on with a spade. is always laugh ing. and Dick has gotten the habit of dropping in to see her late in the afternoon. to have a cocktail and a chat. Sometimes he gets home late for dinner. chuckling over something Eve has told him. I'm not afraid of his wanting a divorce or any thing serious; it just makes me and to have a woman of 40. ten (Bel) Syndicate—WNU Servicen years older than I am. wrecking my home." . There are thousands of cases like this. The wife has been too sure of herself and her husband. Life has been going on the way she likes to have it. and so she feels that it ought to satisfy him, too. Why make herself pretty when he gets home, why be amused, laughing. en thusiastic about what she is doing. or interested in what he is? Why give him an unexpected kiss. or pick him up at the ofﬁce and take him to lunch. or ask him to tell again. for the beneﬁt of friends. the story that amused her? He's her husband. isn’t he? He owes her ﬁdelity and devotion. doesn't he. without any silly senti 'mental fuss? Hasn't she borne him two children and given him the best years of her life? Let him walk a cha_lk line now, or he’ll be sorry! LAUGHTER [S CHARM (I Laughter is a natural thing to associate with charm. (L Men do not leave laughing wives. (I The “other women” always have one characteristic in com mon. They are good natured. (I A man sometimes gets tired of the impersonal eﬁiciency of the cold little woman at home, and is ﬂattered by in terested eyes. even though he knows he is fooling himself. (I The danger point in the relations of man and wife is when they begin taking each other for granted. When they no longer sense a need or a wish to interest each other, that’s when the “other woman” ﬁnds easy sailing. Loses Charm In Rigidity. MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Deposits Insured up to €5.000 for Each Deposit“. The FIRST NATIONAL BANK «....f’iscu And so, in self-righteousness and rigidity. she loses all charm. not only as a wife. but as a woman. There is no more gaiety in his house. Just cleanliness and meals and civ ility, and a woman opposite him who will do her duty by him. and yield not an inch more. Laughter is a natural thing to as sociate with charm. and I see that I have used the word more than once in describing it. Perhaps a wise question for certain wives to ask themselves is whether there is enough laughter in the house. Laughter over the small pleasures and the small upsets of every day. Laughter out at the garage when dad is cleaning the car on Sunday morning. and laughter at the tele phone when he asks if he may bring home a man for dinner. Men do not leave laughing wives. And when good husbands and fathers begin those ofﬁce ﬂirtatious that often end so disastrously. the other women involved almost al. ways have one characteristic in common. They are good-natured. Mrs. Brooks at the ofﬁce may be 40 or more. She may have had all her teeth replaced. Her domestic 'history may be unfortunate. to say the least. The wreckage of several marriages may clutter her past. But she's learned to be sweet. To ﬂatter with her interested eyes; to be terribly sorry for Dick: even to ﬁnd kindly. understanding things to say of Dick's wife. It may be all on the surface, but it is charm. and Dick. tired of the impersonal et ﬂciency of the cold little woman at home. reaches hungrily for it, even though he knows he is fooling him self. To out-charm a charmer is a game worth any woman‘s mettle. COUNTY COMJKISSIONERS’ PROCEEDINGS The Board of County Commission ers met January 2, 1940 at 11 am., all members being present. . Claims against the Benton Coun ty Road Fund were approved and index-ed paid from that fund as fol ows: County Road Fund. warrants 6246 to 6522, inc., $11,064.88. The bond of C. B. Quillen for the construction of County Road Pro ject No. 29 “A" was received and approved. Certain properties acquired by the county through tax foreclosure were ordered advertised to be sold, the notice of sale thereof to be given by the county treasurer. Pursuant to notice regularly given. the hearing on the resolution to de clare an emergency in the 1939 sheriff’s budget in the sum of $118.50 and an emergency appropria tion of $69.00 for the purpose of hir ing special legal counsel was held at this time. No persons appeared to object so the emergency in both funds was declared. A resolution for the construction of Benton County Road project No. 30 was passed. Cash in the County Treasury was counted and the following found to be the amount on hand. Old National Bank a: Union Trust Co. (Pros- ___ _ --- st National Bank of Kmawick ....--.-.-..8 34,475.36 t National Bank of . Kennewick (School Dist. No. 6 Building Fun'd) .._. 206.70 Total Bank Balance “$176,666.30 Cash Items ...... 38,932.20 . On motion the Board adjourned to meet January 8. 1940 at 11:00 am. The Board of County Commis sioners met at their office January 8, 1940 at 11:00 am.. all members be ing present. A resolution was passed declaring an emergency in the Public Assist ance budget for the year 1939 in the sum of $205.00 in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated. Claims against Benton County were approved and ordered paid from the proper funds as follows: Current Expense Fund. warrants 39426 to 39661. inc., $5983.43. Public Assistance Fund warrants 1700 to 1768 inc. $2,441.33. The bonds of Howard Ash, G. H. GETTING THE MOST for Your Money You demand it when you buy ordin ary merchandise...and you are entitled ‘ to it when you pay for service! First National Bank is, at all times, prepar ed to rende: the service that has made it Kennewick’s leading Bank for 37 years. . NOTICE ‘ Saturday Banking Hours Will Be From 10 am. to .12 pm. MM4s§-),99M'WTEE Korsvik and O. M. Spencer as drainage district supervisors were approved. A resolution for the construction of Benton County road Project No. 31 was approved end passed._ A notice to bidders for the pur chase of a motor grader for Road District No. 3 was ordered published. bids for said grader to be opened on February 3, 1940 at 10.00 am. in the Commissioner's office, Prosser, Washington. On motion the Board adjourned to meet February 1, 1940 at 11:00 am. H. E. Chapman, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners. NOTICE OF REAL AND PERSONAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the tax rolls, Real and Personal for the year 1940. levied in 1939, have been delivered into my hands‘ for the collection of taxes thereon. on and after the 15th day of February. Dated at Prosser, Washington, this 22nd day of January. 1940. RAY GIDCREST. 1:25-2:8 County Treasurer. Notice is hereby given that the assessment rolls of Roza. Columbia. Grandview, Kennewick. Kiona, Priest Rapids, Presser. Sunnyside. Sunnyside Valley and Richland Irri gation Districts. of Benton County. Washington, for the year 1940. lev ied in 1939. have been delivered to the undersigned Treasurer of said districts. That all assessments to be received by said districts are due and payable at the office of the under signed County Treasurer at Pros ser. Benton County. Washington. on and after the 15th day of Feb ruary: (Except the Toll and charge portions of such assessments which become payable at the office of the district secretary. Payment sched ule of such TOll and Charge may be ascertained at the office of the secretary of the district in which the land is located? One-half of each and all of sa d assessments shall become delinquent on June 1, 1940. unless said one-half is paid on or before May 31. 1940. The re maining one-half of each and all of said assessments shall become de linquent on December Ist, 1940. un less said one-half is paid on or be fore November 30. 1940. Interest at the rate of 10 percent per annum from the date of delinquency is charged on all delinquent assess ments. Dated at Presser. Washington, this 22nd day of January, 1940. RAY GILCREST. County Treasurer and Ex-oftielo Treasurer of the above named Irri gation Districts. 1:25-2:15 NOTICE OF HEARING ON FINAL ACCOUNT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION No. 1875 In the Superior Court of the State or Washington in and for Benton County. In the matter of the estate of c. A. Bateman deceased. Notice is hereby given that Wal lace Bateman executor of the above entitled estate has filed his Final Account and Petition for Distribu tion in the office of the Clerk of the above entitled Court and that the Court is asked to settle said final account. to distribute the prop erty of said estate to the heirs or persons entitled to the same and to discharge; the executor. _ , ~ 7 Said Final Account and Petition for Distribution will be heard by the Court at the Court House in Pros ser. Benton County. Washington, on the 23rd day of hbruary 1940 at the hour 01,10 o'clock. am. WALLACE BATEMAN. - , Executor. By Moulton & Powell. his attor ney; b _ _ __ _ Moulton 8: Powell, Attorneys for Executor, Kennewlck. Wash. 1:25-2:8 Notice is hereby given. that by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Benton County. Washington. and approved by the Director of Highways. Benton Coun ty Road Project No. 26. Hanford- White' Bluffs Road and Fanning Road & Platted Road was complet ed in September. 1939. Following is the Final Cost Rec -ord: NOTICE OF IRRIGATION ASSESSMENTS NOTICE Bit. Gem. in Place tic-4. 130.94 tons at 820.1731 32.641 47 Min. Ag. in Place. 1764 cu. yds. at 809041!) . . 159‘” Engineering [(7.43 Total . . 84.38388 Dated this 19th day of January. 1940 H. E. CHAPMAN. County Auditor and Ex-otﬂdo Clerk of the Board of County Com missioners of Benton County. Washington. 1:25 NOTICE Notice is hereby given. that by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Benton County. Washington. and approved by the Director of Highways. Benton Coun ty Road iject No. 30, Burkhart Road. Perrault Road and Smith Road. Grading and Surfacing. Es timated date of commencing work January 8. 1940. Estimated date of completion. May 1. 1940. Following is the estimate of cost: Section 1: Burkhart Bond. Clearing a: Grubbing. lump sum 8 40.00 Binding 5; Shaping Road way, 2.0 miles at 8150.00 300.00 Surfacing in Place. 600 cu. yds. at $1.35 * 810.00 81.150.00 Station 2; Pen-um Bond. Clearing a: Grabbing, lump Blading 8: Shaping Road - way, 1.0 mile at $150.00 . 150.00 Surfacing in Place. 000 cu. yd. at $1.20 720 m 3 890.00 Section 3. Smith Raul Clearing at. Gmbbing. lump Binding a: Shaping Road way. 3.0 miles at $l5O 450.00 Surfacing in Place. 1200 cu. yds. at 81.10 * 1,320.00 $1830.00 Engineering w.» 230.00 , Totals of Sections 1. 2 and 3 -.u.100n0 ~ Dated this 19th day of January. 1940. ' H. E. CHAPMAN. County Auditor and ex-otacio Clerk of the Board of County Com missioners- of Benton County. Washington. 1:25 NOTICE Notice is hereby given. that by resolution of the Board of County Commissioneh of Benton County. Washington. and approved by the Director of Highways. Benton Coun ty Road Project No. 31. Mcßee Road Tyacke Road and Swanson Road. Grading and Surfacing. Estimated date of commencing work January 15. 1940. Estimated date of com pletion May 1. 1940. Following is the estimate of cost: Section 1; Hence Road. Clearing at. Grubblng, lump sum _..”--- 8 8000‘ Binding 8; Shaping Road- 1 way. 4.0 miles at 875.00 300.001 Surfacing in Place. 1200 cu. l yds. at 81.15 “_mwuu- 1.380.00‘ unocoo‘ 1559 Auto Drivers Have Lost Right To Drive Cars .State Director of Licenses Reports 1559 Drivers Have Lost Auto Driven and Car Licenses since June 7th. whc n the Automobile Safety Responsi bility Act Went into Effect. ONLY 168 Have Been Able to REDEEM! Insure Now So Your License Will Be Secure In 1940 How do establish Financial Res ponsibility and Prevent Loss of Licenses? By establishing ﬂnnuchl mponﬂbﬂuy before you have an accident by purchasing AUTO MOBILE BODILY INSURANCE all PROP ERTY DAMAGE LIABILITY INSURANCE. Why Have 1559 Auto Drivers Lost Their Licenses? mauwmuemmm ﬂcemhavebeencancelledutheyuned to pose. bodily Injury and automobile Mydsmue. Wheaten-Mustang mmmttlchwviMOl-ﬂamuu hasnotbeenmetwuhlnthiﬂydnnofbelnz mauﬂnstmadﬂmb-übothhb ems aid a: mutation certiﬁcate. You Can’t Afford to Lose the Right to Drive Your Car! KENN EWICK PHONE 1231 GASCOIGNE 8: FYF E Section 2. Tywke Bond. Clearing a: (Rubbing. lump sum 7 . 40.00 Binding 5: Shaping Bond wny. 4.0 miles nt 8150.00 000.00 Surfndng in Place. 000 cu. yds. at $1.20 .. 720.00 81300.00 Seeuon 3: Swansea W. Clearing 8.: (Rubbing. lump sum . . .. . 8 2000 Binding 8: Shaping Rond way. [.O mile at $150.00 . 150.00 Surfacing in Place. 000 cu. yds. at 81.35 810.00 8 080.00 Engineering . . .-. 300.00 ‘l’otni of Section 1. 2 and 3 i 04,400.00 ”gated this 19th day of January. H. E. CHAPMAN. County auditor and ex-otﬂcio Clerk of the Board of County Com misioners of Benton County. Wash ington. 1:25 NOTICE Notice is hereby given. that by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Benton County; Party Line Limit... In fairness to other phone pa trons, conversations originating at party line stations will be lim ited to FIVE MIN UTES Please be considerate of your neighbors and do not violate this ruling. Kennewick Valley Telephone Co. What Kind of Protectioh Should I Buy? . mmmmammh mmmwmﬂ chamnndumymm Mummdhrd. N o Exemptions Under this Law! “Mmmduw¢ MMMmmm.NdOU mummmmmw Muhammmm cyrwr'uammyuprm' m Wehvltemhcallumomoeundu' mmmteumuumwoh‘ mmuMMumu-ﬁ “mmcthemnmw mummies-afﬂuent“ Thur-“1113* January 25, 1M Washington. and approved by: Director of Highways, '9'“! County Road Projvct No. 25, "it luke Ferry Road. Roadmix ml“ was comle in September 1.“ Following is the Final cog in -ord: Preparation of Roadway. 3.4 miles at 380.7735 3 3'!“ Load a; Haul Min. Aug, 2450 cu. yds. at $0.283“ ,“I Bit. Oem. in Place 310.2. 195.68 ions at $18.35"! 3m Mixing 6: Finishing. 3! miles at ”$2.011 , “I. F Engineering . . . . 2:: Dated this 19th day of “M 7 1940. H E c ' County Auditor and um Clerk of the Board of Comma. missioners of Benton County. 'o‘. mm. 1. _,.. . .A '\ ‘ Following a ruling that m h“. sible to relief. clients in a.“ county. Michigan. must sum the license plates on their um biles. titty families chose the Min preference to reliei. and um um their names be stricken (mm the n. lief rolls.