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Father Ordered To Aid "hippie" Daughter

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Month
February
Year
1971
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NEW YORK -- Do your parents refuse tu help you out with bread, even thougl they have it ? A recent decisión by a judge here has set a precedent that could land your parents in the clink for 30 days if they fail to provide "adequate financial support, " Last April a 20 yearnld college student at the üniversity of Louisville (who was nót identified public ly by name) moved out of her dormitory and into a private apartment, eontrary to her father 's instructions. Upon finding out about this, the father jut off all her support The daughter sold her car o see her through the senester. and brought suit against her father. Fïnally Court Judge Millard L. Midonick ruled hat the father had to resume payments ór face 30 days in jail for contempt of court. He noted that the iaughter was having emoional difficulties at school, because she was "afraid. ndeed terrified, to return o live in her father's home because of his rigid standards. " The daughter tesified as to the harassment he received at home, whichincludedbeing called a "hippie" who "stinks. " The judge also notcd that.the daughter was "usLng her best efforts" to mplete schooi. In ruling that she could remain living off campus despite ■ father 's demand that she return to the dormitóle judge noted that while the daughter had admitted using psychedelic drugs, the only place she had used them or had seen them used was in the dormitory her father insisted she return to. "At some point minors must have sume right of their own views and needs for their independent and painful transition from minority to adulthood, short of matching every fancy of their. parents, " said the judge. Next case !