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Miss Viola Keeps House For i By POLLY PAFFILAS \ or the Akron Beacon Journal 1 NEW YORK (AP)-Adlai Sto- Ivenson likes lo cook his 1 breakfast. • '• . If Viola Reardy doesn't get to kind of tijing Mr. Stevenson likes on display. The corn was a soui jvenir from some Illinois friends ownj'wlio came for a visit, one day"^' He Okays Menus The ambassador Is easy lo cook the stove before he does, he has!for. Viola volunteers. He is par- the coffee perking. But Steven.son doesn't Tiiiicli op()ortunlty to scramble an egg. His housekeeDcc ^Viola, usu- ticulaiiy fond of fresh vegetables 'ally, is at the controls long before! I our UN ambassador has thought of j famous guests simple and not too many rourses.. One of 'Viola's tasks is to plan and cook meals -.for the many who stream into ;hbw to scramble the Russians that U '-fty. Viola is a mite with a mammoth mammoth job of running the U. S. Embassy apartment, Stevenson's quarters in the ^Waldorf Towers. Iwoves East River View The huge apartment rooms, plus 4'>! baths. The French decor is while with accents of red and gold. Standing at a window, Viola says: >i^'The ambassador loves to look at this gorgeous view of the East River and we never close the draperies. draperies. He won't have it!" Every niche has the-Adlai accent accent — artistic but yet folksey. Snapshots of the grandchildren and the photos of Stevenson with h^leanoi' Roosevelt and Dag Ham- marskjold. are a sharp conti'ast lo the paintings of Picasso. Sargent, Sargent, Wood and Matisse. The ambassador likes to have things from home around him. Viola gestures to family silver pieces, statues and figin-ines collected collected from his travels. Home is the farm in Libertyviile, 111. Picking up three ears of dried golden corn, tied with a blue ribbon, ribbon, Viola remarks, "This is the Stevenson's health. He goes-very I has years, lighl on coffee, sweets and liquor. He doesn't nibble between meals. except time. for an apple before bed- "He's only supposed lo have two eggs a week, but tbe othei- day he outfoxed me," she explains. =ni|?htf=. the apartment. ."Mr. - Stevenson okays everyj menu and many times will plan the entire meal," Viola says, A week's entertaining schedule might run like this: Sunday, cocktails cocktails for 30; Monday, breakfast has --12i ^for 6; lunch for 4; Tuesday, lunch for 8; dinner for 15; Wednesday, breakfast for 6, cocktails for 8 and maybe house guests the rest of the week. Somebody Somebody back horne, in Boync City, Mich., once asked her how dcnf. "Tn of and "wasn't back in time to fix his breakfast, so he boiled himself an egg. He knows' better thauthat." She Helps Shop Viola also has been trying to get Stevenson to walk to work, believing the exercise would be good for Ijim. "The U. N. building isn't that far. But he doesn't really have the time, I guess," she says. Viola takes the ambassador's shirts to the laundry and sees that his shoes are repaired. She also docs some of the food shopping shopping on Third Avenue. Stevenson's respect and affee- she handled all these fancy af-i»'ettiun for the little woman who have area cattle of Up been miles A dust of of begins fairs. "It's easy, just make plenty plenty of plans and be prepared for l)lenty of changes." ! Frets About His Jle^dth "The ambassador is most con-i siderate^and thoughtful and tiies | not to disrupt things," she explains. explains. But sometimes he does call up at the last minute to say he's bringing four home for lunch or three more are coming to dinner. As any homemaker, Viola often has to set another place or take one off. "Why, one noon we kept changing the table so many times I ^asn't sure whether we were ! serving four or eight." Viola is constantly fretting aboutj (First Pubii.shcd in The lola REPORT OF THE iOLA of lola in tlio Stale of Kansas, at . Lfocenjber 'Av, li)Gl. A !5 S E Cash, balances with other banks, process of collection United States Government obligations, guaranteed Obligations of States and political Other bonds, notes, and debentures securities of Federal agencies and guaranteed by U. S.) Loans and discounts (including Bank premises owned $36,G73.70, $13.!)45.45

Clipped from The Iola Register17 Jan 1962, WedPage 6

The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas)17 Jan 1962, WedPage 6
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