THE HERALD STATESMAN, YONKERS. N.Y., SATURDAY. MARCH 14, 1964 6 9 The Allen Luddens — At Home In Chappaqua For Him, The Password Is 'Education* By JANE F. BONNEVILLE What the general store once was to the small town, the supermarket is to modern subur^'a — a meeting place for the community. So look sharply next time — that handsome young couple pushing "his and hers" shopping carts may well be Allen Ludden, host of TV's ^Password" program and his ^Tide, TV star Betty White. ftiow residents of Chappaqua, they share the weekly marketing chore in typical suburban Ashion. And, like many husbands before him, Mr. Ludden sometimes expands the shopping list. For some reason, unexplained, he specializes in buying pepper, ground pepper. "We have enough boxes now to last for years," commented his amused young wife. Mr. Ludden just smiled, and patted her hand. k Married last June, the Ludnffens are confirmed suburbanites. "Neither of us has really ever lived in a city and it never occurred to us that we would," said Mr. Ludden, a former Briarcliff resident. Charmed By The House Their new home, in the hills north of the village, was a farmhouse 100 years ago. "Originally right on the road, some years ago it was moved back and joined to the barn. Now the barn is the living room, the master bedroom, and a playroom in the basement," explained Mrs. Ludden, with a bride's pleasure in showing others her lovely house. And the home makes an ideal "backdrop" for the captivating Mrs. Ludden, a tawny haired import from California. "When we first saw this house, surrounded by lilacs in bloom and fruit trees in flower, it was love at first sight for us all." She then spoke of discovering a waterfall while she and her husband were walking about the grounds, a discovery more exciting than finding oil on the land. The collective "we" she used includes the children of . Mr. Ludden, who was a widower. I ; son David is at Andover Academy; Martha Is a Horace Greeley High School student, and Sarah attends the Robert E. Bell School. Mrs. Ludden, who likes "anything out of doors," is also an advocate of shared family fun. Both are at hand with a swimming pool which doubles as a skating rink In winter. Dark • rimmed glasses give him a scholarly appearance but Mr. Ludden's conversation is liberally bespattered with drollery. "I tell people, modestly of course, that we have the most -eautlful house in the world." Author, Ex-Teacher That scholarly look is genuine however, for Mr. Ludden is a scholar, author and former teacher as well as entertainer. He holds B.A. and Master's degrtes from the University of Texas, and a Phi Beta Kappa Key, which he doesn't talk about either. He taught at the University a*.d a Texas high school before entering the Army In 1942. At war's end he had the rank of captain, a Bronze Star, and valuable experience working with Maurice Evans, gained while producing and directing more than 40 Army shows in the Pacific. The entertainment field soon demanded his full attention, bat Mr. Ludden never lost his deep interest in young people. He was with a Hartford, Conn., radio station for some time and conducted an award-winning teenage discussion program, "Mind Your Manners." Later he wrote several books based on Interviews, and letters he received. For several years he moderated another award winner, the TV program "G-E College Bowl." And Mr. Ludden has the dis- the telephone in the past 60 tinction of being the only person years we would have one — of U the performing arts to receive an educational system in this the Horatio Alger Award, given country." f^r "outstanding achievement in "Children will have opportunifree enterprise and the Ameri- ties galore if equipped to meet can tradition of e* al opportuni- them. It boils down to the citty.". But he-brushes off such izen and the school tax. Just behonors in favor of talking about cause one's own children are education and what free enter- through school, or one has no prise holds for youth, children, does not absolve the "If people don't think oppor- citizen of responsibility to his tunities exist, they should wake ; country." up and look around. The future ; Served In Dobbs Ferry 'or youth is greater now than at Mr. Ludden no longer sat reany time in the past 100 years." laxed on the gold covered sofa. Mr. Ludden feels the Peace He leaned forward, serious, inCorps is also awakening youth tent. "Money spent for educato the fact that young people are tion is the only investment in now part of the whole world. the future we can make. Youth However, It Is his opinion that is our natural resource." the educational system In this His is not lip service to a theocountry has shown little profes- ry but conviction born of expersional progress since the 1900's. ience. Some years ago he served "If It had improved as much as on the Citizens' Committee for Schools in Dobbs Ferry. ;f' ^^-^;:.^:>:V:;t.;i>-::-u;'x.x: "I saw children In elementary schools attending- double sessions for four years. I went into homes where people said, 'this ; : Ann Landers9 Advice shouldn't see the world and enjoy ourselves. We get as far as the brochures. He nods and lets me think he is serious. When it comes to buying the tickets he gives me ten reasons why he can't leave town. Is it fair that I should be getting so little out of life just because my husband is a driven, money-mad, stick-in-the-mud? •--•'.'.<• —Mrs. Blah A. Dear Mrs. Blah: No, it isn't, and you are a fool if you let him get away with it. Plan a trip and buy the tickets yourself. Tell him if he will not go you will invite (as your guest) a woman friend or a relative in his .place. (It would be lovely if you chose someone who could hot afford a trip.) Then do it arid send me a post card. • irQ. My husband pays income itaxes hand over fist. He has no 4ftterest in anyone except him.self, and no interest in anything but making money. I used to have guests over but he humiliated me by yawning in their faces and dozing.when they spoke. -\~Dne night I invited three couples for dinner. At 10:30 p.m. he announced, "I'm tired. Good night." He turned out the lights and left us sitting in the dark. 'That was in 1957 and I have not isked anyone over since. ,ftDj've always wanted to travel 'and there is no reason why we Tips For Teens PATTERNS a ON PARADE I always get the uncomfortable feeling that I must tell the caller to whom I have been speaking. When I give out the Information I become annoyed with myself. After all, it's really n o b o d y ' s business and I shouldn't have to make any apologies. My irritation is reflected in the tone of voice I use throughout the conversation and this makes me mad, too. Please deal with this problem In the column. I am sure others are plagued, too. -A.K.W. A. Dear A.K.W.: A busy signal can be frustrating and even maddening after a while. But the mature person copes with the frustration and doesn't get ugly with his friends. Keep this simple answer by the phone and use when needed: Q. What do you think of people ed. I guess I have no terminal who call on the telephone and facility . . .Beyond hope, you start the conversation like this: might say." "Well, it's about time. I've been trying to get your.line for over Ann Landers will be glad to an hour." Or — "My but you help you with your problem. have a busy telephone. This is Send a stamped, self-adthe fifth time I've tried to reach dressed envelope^to her, Box you and your line has been tied 3346, Dept. WCP, Chicago 54, HI. up." Color Will Unify Broken Area By WILLIAM PAHLMANN If you are confronted with decorating a big, old-fashioned apartment or an old house with a lot of rooms and don't have much money to spend, your best ally will be paint and a good color scheme. You can unify cutup rooms and pull a whole floor together by letting one color theme dominate. If the space Is all on one floor, of course, you don't want so much of one color that It will be monotonous, but in the main living areas a really attractive wall color in the entrance hall, living room and dining room do wonders. I had this problem in a large, old-fashioned apartment with a lot of rooms.. I painted the about it yourself, because even if you get "hand-downs" from your brother. You also need clothec that are new and "yours alone." Try to do various "odd jobs" at home to earn money for clothes. If your parents can't or won't pay you to wash the car, clean the garage, wash windows and similar jobs, perhaps you can earn money by doing them for neighbors or with a paper route or possibly a parttime job in a supermarket (with your parents' permission, of course). Good luck! NEWCOMERS to Chappaqua are also newly married. Allen Ludden, host of the TV program "Password" and his bride, TV star Betty White, were married last June. Dedicated to informal living in the suburbs, they chose a home in the hilly seclusion north of Chappaqua, a 100-year old house which Mr. Ludden says is "the most beautiful one in the world." SUNDAY DINNER Nice first course for this time of year. Fruit Cup Frances Stuffed Veal Breast Potatoes Spinach Bread Tray Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce Fruit Cup Frances 2 grapefruit 1 large orange 1 large ripe pear 1. can (8 ^ ounces) sliced pineapple Pare grapefruit and orange so no w h i t e membrane remains; cut away sections and leave them whole. Pare pear, core and slice lengthwise. Halve pineapple slices. Mix grapefruit and orange sections (without juice) with pear and pineapple and pineapple syrup. Makes six servings. mmmmmmmmMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Prominent Designer Pattern To contact Elinor Williams, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your letter to Tips for Teens, Box 1993, Dept. WCP, Boston 5, Mass. file? Your Baby And Mine GaAAUti Anemic Child Presents Serious Food Problem SIZES 10-18 w A dross with open-air charms *- scooped neckline above a keyhole cutout. It's a clever way to display a glowing tan. Choose flower colors — hyacinth, jonquil. Printed Pattern 4763: Misses' Sizes 10. 12. 14, 16, 18. Size 16 $«kes 2% yards, 45-inch. ;. Send 35 cents in coins for this pattern — add 15 cents for each )»Attcrn for first-class mailing •tnd Rpecial handling. Send to Anne Adams, Pattern Dept. Box 121, Old Chelsea Station, New .York 11, N.Y. Print plainly name, address, si7e and style number. Do you know how to get a pat- By MYRTLE M. ELDRED Q. I have a serious problem with my 19-month-old daughter. She still gets two bottles of milk a day, one at naptlmc and one at night and eats little else. "She would eat her baby cereal in the morning, a pudding at lunch and some junior food at night. If the latter had noodles in It she would not swallow It. She won't eat table food at all. We've tried mashed potatoes, vegetables and meat. She will eat cookies, pretzels and crackers. "My doctor said to leave her alone, that when she was hungry she would eat. Then 1 moved and the new doctor said she was so anemic It was critical. He put her on fruit juice, vitamins and iron for four days and gave me a sedative for her so that I would not have to give her a bottle. "For two days I carried her around most of the day and night. When she awakened after sedation she was as limp as a rag. After carrying her from 3 a.m. one morning until 4 a.m. the next I gave in and gave her a bottle of milk with an egg in it. "If this is the only way I can get her to eat solids, I'll have to put her in the hospital as I can't take it. — Mrs. D.H. A. I hesitate to make any suggestions for you to follow at home because if *he Is critically anemic she may need hospital care until her strength is built up and her blood is normal. The e a t W of solids at this emic child may not care whether or not she eats. She needs to eat, whatever she wants and as much as you can get Into her. Vitamins, iron and fruit Juice are essential and an egg in her milk Is excellent. Procedure Seems Drastic Then when she is healthy again you can try to wean her of the bottle by diluting Its strength gradually. Right now she does not drink enough milk. Won't she drink from a cup? Encourage this along with every possible finger food. I do not like to disagree with a doctor and I cannot know all the facts but it seems drastic to starve an undernourished, anemic child Into eating solid food while lulling her with sedatives. If you have confidence in your new doctor and do not wish to change, It is your privilege to ask for a consultation. In her condition she should be examined by a blood specialist. Even In the hospital It Is Important that she be under the care of an excellent medical doctor who will explore every possible reason for her specific ailment. It Is not advisable for a person to run from one doctor to another but from what you tell me In your letter (I could not print it all) yours Is not an ordinary case of a child refusing to eat solids. My leaflet "All Abe t Feeding""Tnay help the distressed mother who is having problems feeding her child. To obtain your copy send 25 cents entrance hall and foyer, the liv ing room, and a dining room that opened off the living room in the same bronze-green. The dining room opened off the living room with double doors and, when these were opened, the dining room became a part of the living room. The bronze green was a restful background color and reacted well to brilliant accent colors In all the areas. In a small library, which opened off the living room, I used a wall color of sunny salmon, not too pink. As is often the case in those old houses, the dining room windows were badly placed and something of an eyesore. At an To Your Good Health Thought For Food Earn Money Yourself To Buy More Clothes By ELINOR WILLIAMS Q. I am 13 and my. problem is clothes. My mother will not buy clothes for me, b u t my brother who is 15 gets new clothes almost every week. It is not fair. What shall I do? A. It's impossible to make very helpful suggestions without knowing more about the situation in your home whether your parents can afford to buy more clothes for you, whether your brother earns the money for some of his clothes, whether money spent should be divided more e q u a l l y between you, whether your mother thinks he needs and has more activities, etc. Whatever the cause, it w i l l help if you try to do something he does not pretend to be an authority — merely express** his own opinions. Many such problems," he remarked, "are, I believe, due to failure in communication and lack of respect for others. " These are not problems in the Ludden home. Within the walls of the tasteful, cheerful house live people whom "behavior experts" would describe as a "strong family," meaning happy, salubrious, contented, and to use a popular phrase, adjusted. Mrs. Ludden will retain her identity as Betty White, free lancing as guest celebrity on TV game shows and doing commercials. Recently she has appeared on "The Price Is Right" and "Match Game." But it is also quite evident that this radiant young woman has no intention of permitting her career to Interfere with her newest, but favorite role — b -emaker for the Ludden family. A Matter Of Taste Good Book Deserves Better Cover r, Q. I am a 15-year-old girl who -needs your help. A family *moved to this neighborhood about three weeks ago. They ; bave a daughter my age. I will call her Brenda. , - My mother says Brenda looks like a tramp. I agree that my IriOther is part-way right. Bren*dA wears a monster hair-do and •piles on the make up. But this is /just poor taste and has nothing to do with her morals. Brenda is actually one of the nicest girls I have ever known. If mother got to know Brenda better she would.like her. Don't you think it is unfair of my mother to judge my friend from her outward appearance? —Defender A. Dear Defender: They say ^*)fou can't judge a book by its 'leaver" and it's true, because Some covers are misleading. '.But a cheap or shoddy cover on a, good book is indefensible and stupid. hnlf you want to do Brenda a real favor, wise her up. system was good enough for me'." Mr. Ludden termed this a "hard corps system of an old community." "For years," he continued, "inadequately educated generations have voted down school bond issues. People sit around c o m p l a i n i n g about school boards, yet many times these very people do not even know who serves on the boards." While he praised the education in some Westchester areas his sense of duty to others is strong. "I feel a responsibility, and keep trying to prevent 'Dobbs Ferry' from happening again." So he plugs improved education and better schools at every opportunity, even on his TV programs. A New Book He keeps in touch with young people through his books. The latest, "Plain Talk for Young Marrieds" came out early this month. It deals with problems encountered early in marriage but Mr. Ludden emphasizes that 1 Heart Attack Different From Heart Failure By JOSEPH G. MOLNER, M.D. Q. What is the difference between a heart attack and heart failure? A doctor told a 75-yearold woman who was worried about a heart attack, "You have a bad heart. You don't have to worry about a heart attack, but if your heart continues to overwork, It will go Into heart failure." This woman's husband -refused to take her condition seriously although she has been doctoring for five years and spends most of the day In bed.—Mrs. W.F. A. Let's compare the heart to a water pump which Is operated by an electric motor. The heart muscle is the "motor." If you cut off the current to the motor—blow a fuse, or burn out the brushes, or whatever—the pump stops. So does the flow of water. That's a "heart attack." Clogging of an artery has shut off the blood supply (or part of it) to the heart muscle. A very severe heart attack can, of course, be fatal. Lesser ones are not. Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson are two of many examples" of people who have had heart attacks and recovered to live vigorous, useful lives. A heart attack is sudden—just as shutting off the electricity that runs the water pump, is sudden. Heart failure is quite a different matter. Let's compare it to the washers or valves in a pump becoming worn and leaky. (Actually, other conditions can be at fault, either in the heart or In the pump.) Anyway, the "pump" rather than the "motor" is affected. A Why Grow Old? leaky, valve means that less fluid (water, or blood, depending on which simile you have in mind) is pumped with each stroke, or each heartbeat. So the pump has to work harder- to maintain the same flow. . ;. That is "heart failure.''. . ',... Heart failure, unlike a heart attack, Is not sudden. It develops gradually, becoming worse and worse. Nobody lives forever, Of course, but the person with "heart failure," or a defective heart, can live for many years if he takes the trouble to keep his heart from having to work needlessly hard. Again, it's like a water pump. If the pump Is defective, take care to use as little water as possible. Or-use water gradually. Don't subject the pump to the strain of trying to run full speed all the time. Spread the load. It is the same with "heart failure." Heart failure doesn't mean a sudden stop. It means that the heart has to be babied along and not overworked. Proper treatment strengthens the heart muscle and increases its efficiency. Thus heart failure may be temporary and eventually corrected. With a water pump, we overhaul the pump or get a new one. With a heart, we can go only so far in "overhauling" it, and can't trade it in for a new one. But by understanding the situation, and behaving sensibly, and getting proper treatment, we can keep a "falling" heart going for many years. To contact Dr. Molner.send a long self addressed envelope with your letter to Box 158, Dept. WCP, Dundee, 111. auction, I picked up a pair of tall, brilliant cut-velvet screens, which I used in the dining room instead of curtains. Wherever it is possible to save hand labor in a decoration scheme, you can extend the budget. I continued my color-splashing in curtains In the living room and attracted attention to the curtains by choosing a horizontal rather than a vertical stripe in the curtain fabric which was Indigo blue and off-white. As a contrast to these, I used cerulean blue on two seats of chairs finished in silver lead, and picked up some gold and orange-red tones in the pale-colored Indian rug on the floor as other color accents. I used a red lacquer desk at one end of the room. This -undoubtedly sounds like a melange of color, but It made bright and vital-looking rooms out of a dreary apartment. I found that people looked unusually well against the bronze-green of the walls and many women commented on this. You have to enjoy living with high color yourself to Indulge In this sort of thing, and many people prefer more subdued color expressions. Don't try It if you don't like dashing colors. You adapt the basic background color plan to any sort of scheme you like. It is helpful in Integrat< Ing rooms.- ' ii ••••••••,-v": While I-developed this scheme a number of years ago,- I observe in reports from the recent furniture market that green in many off-beat shades is the leading color choice at present is also stressed In furniture, and and that the bronze-green shaJe is one of the most popular. Color is also stressed in furniture, and chair frames, lacquered in brilliant colors to complement the upholstery of the chairs, are now being offered. 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