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January 22, 1971

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I Parents vs. Grandparents Jane and Eddie, a young mar- : : ried couple, showed ahnost no in- terest in their baby boy. Out of sheer necessity, Jane's parents took over the task of bringing ,11 him up. But when he was three, Jane and Eddie decided they wanted him back. The grandparents re- fused to part with the boy, so the two couples squared off in the courtroom to fight for cus- tody. "Parents outrank grandparents," argued the younger pair, But it also appeared that Jane and Ed- die drank too much, worked too little, and had no home of tbeir own. The court ruled that the boy was better off where he was, with his grandparents. it is not rare for parents and grandparents to disagree about the custody of a child. Generally speaking, the law puts ils main emphasis on what is best for the child, even at the expense of pa- rental sensibilities. Nevertheless, in most instances, parents are indeed favored over grandparents because they are the "natural" custodi:ms of their own offspring. As one court put it: +'The law seeks to work in harmony with nature, and to con- tinue those ties which bind man to his own flesh." Thus, in another case, parents regained custody of their daugh- ter even though they had no sav- ings. no life insurance, and only a modest income. Noting that their income at least was steady and their habits sober, the court said: "'Unless they are to be deprived for all time of the love of their child, and of the opportunity to give her their love, they should be given that chance now." Are a child's own wishes taken into consideration? Yes, if he is mature enough to have indepen- ' dent views. But usually this factor is not decisive by itself. A 15-year-old boy, transferred to his parents' home after many I i i i GIBSON years with his grandmother, was unhappy about the change. He said in a court hearing that, be- cause of squabbling between his mother and father, he wanted to move back with his grandmother. But the court held that the boy's discontent was not enough reason to grant his request. The court said he would probably soon get used to the shift from a sheltered existence with his grand- mother to the normal abrasions of family llfe. A public service feature or the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. Written by Will Bernard. Co) 1971 American Bar Association I CAMPBELL'S I Jewelry Repair I Phone OR 5-3132 i ATHENS; TEXAS ill INSURANCE tsttvt ttl. /,,. Of #,.,t. / .tt, ALL LINES OF INSURANCE Telephone 675-2242 ] 07 East Tyler ATHENS, TEXAS DISCOUNT PHARMACY (PRESCRIPTION SERVICE) 900 Corslcana Hwy Malakoff side of Ph. 675-5069 Athens "BEST FOR LESS' Registered Pharmacist on Duty rIAuto- Boat Upholstero I Tailor Made Seat Covert DIM Atlmm 1dl8t1 HEAD LINERS -- DOOR LINERS Original Upholster,/ Replaced--Flier Mats Speedometer Repairing Wide Cbeiee of Betnrtiful and Loell Lasting Tmmpuent Pltmtic & Fibre FURNITURE UPHOLSTERING DON'S TRIM SHOP DON L ME7.ZLES, Owner 409 N. Pmiriille Atkent, Texas Bookkeepinft Seruice Harold Gray Bookkeeping & Income Tax 675-5222 THE MALAKOFF NEWS Page Six Friday, Jan. 22, 1971 Malakoff, .Texas Mrs. Linder Ray Cliver was hostess at her home on Cross Roads Dr., Wednesday, January 13th for members of the Mala- koff Garden Club. Mrs. Cliver, club president, called the meeting to order and Mrs. Mar'less Drake read am article from the lone Star Gar- dener magazine. During the afternoon business session, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Fraziea', Malibu Drive, were awarded the"yard of the re(ruth." The members disemssed the workshop to be held i March and their amual flower show that win be held in April. F, aeh member present  for their assignment in the flower stlow, whose theme wil he "Symphony of Color." Ager the business lmr Mrs. 3mnes Curringtam  a p on African Violets. Mrs.  informed members that eomrary to pop- ular belief that violets are hard to grow, they were quite hardy and required very little care compared to the great pleasure and enjoyment their lovely and varied foliage and flowers gave to their o. She showed them/.5 dffferl varieties from her personnel collection and gave each one present a violet that she had grown. She told them that this flower came from Mriea but was not really a violet and it could be pro- pagated by placing a leaf in sand. There will be a flower show in Corsicna Saturday, Febru- ary 20th in the Corsicana Mall f(r the public and it was me ' that it would be quite hel and infxrmafive for the local club members to attend. Following the p re. frehrnel of finger Up S wiehes, beautifully decon and punch were served to follwing 10 m p M_ms. Marion Ma.,'stmll, Ja , Eddie Souza, W Jackson, Philip Herren, B Garrison, Marles Drake, ! Dedson, G. V. Walker, anti hostess Linder Ray Cliver. i III WILSON OIL ! COMPANY ! ASPHALT -- ROAD O1 P. O. Box 4010 Phone 597-5051 ; TYLER, TEXAS Body Shop Dress Shop ; HARRIS & SON BODY SHOP 40% OFF All Dresses, Coat! Complete Auto 8ody ra,rs OU! eS, Sweaters, Pant Suila Day Phone 675-41343 . : NiDht Die! 0 Childrens 1 Thru 12 , _ Ladies & Missies 'yt Asl For 80 F 22. Petites & Jrs. 'lid.ere, 24 Hr Wrecker Service Oebbie's Young,Fashion s :7 416C S. 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