Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 18, 1968 · Page 21
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 21

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, December 18, 1968
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1 llsiSllllii • Summersville - There will be a poi luck flin- i Round Dozen Meets her and gift exchange. The Summersville Round Do-' -o- -o- -o zen Qub met in the north Ashley .Junior room of the L. and N. Cafe 1 Women 's Club ; Sunday, December 15 for an an-. The Traveler's Inn. Du Bois. nual Christmas dinner with nine j was the scene of the Ashley : members and their husbands and j Junior Woman's Club 24th mcet- ! two guests, Mr. and Mrs. Omar j ir . g ne id December 12th at 7 Browning attending. A delicious j p . m . with 18 members present, turkey dinner was served. The: The meeting began by prayer table was blessed by reciting : given bv Mrs. Jill Bowers, fol- thc Lord's Prayer in unison, j | 0WPci bv , he zoning meal. The The business meeting wasi lanle was boautifullv decorated , conducted by chairman, Mrs., ,, v tnP Docember hostesses. Mrs. Lula Smith. The November min- j j m Bowers and Mrs Cookic utes were read and approved. 1 13 inbai' A thank you note was read from I ' Followin thp dinne| . Mrs Jo _ Mr. and Mrs. Everett Atkinson 1 . . 0 ,. . r .. , . , , . . 1 Ann Barczcwski read a poem for the lovely plant they recei- 1 „„, i+ ir,H .< T ,,„ „* p,,,,-. ved on their 25m wedding anni- 1 ™ 1 ^ T ° sp ' r,t ,° f Ch ™*" versary. Congratulations were, ™?' "J""™ tb y J;>™s W. extended to Mr. and M r s. i MUlspaugh. M.nutes of the pre- Claude Harlan, who celebrated 1 Vk,us m , eeing w «?re Riven and their 33rd wedding anniversary i «PP rov ed as read. The reasur- • December 13, and to Mr. andj 4 ' 1 ' 5 re P° rt was given and filcd WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER IS. IHljS 1C Eastern Star Installs New Officers Mrs. Morton Clark who cele- I for audit. .MISS DKLLA MAE MOMOAX braTed" their 5Sth wedding anni-! Mrs - Charlotte Dalman read versary December 19. December j «hank you notes received from marks tlie 52nd anniversary of : Mr - a,ld Mra - Paul Dan,els ' the organization of tlie Round tors. Slroube and Mrs. Jones Dozen club. ,01 ' me club's remembrance of The January meeting will be:American Education Week; and (Rose Stuuioi ihckl at the home of Mrs. Eva j & Citation received from the ; McCauley. 1 General Federation of Women's ' 1 Mr. and Mrs. Oan Morgan oPina are announcing the engagement of their daughter. Delia Mae, to "Thomas Eugene McCowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrelt jVfeCowen of Waltonville. The bride-elect is a graduate of the Waltonville Community high school and is presently employed by the American Welding Supply Company in Ml, Vernon. The prospective groom is a graduate of Waltonville Community high school and is employed by Babcock and Wilcox at the Baldwin Power Plant- Baldwin, 111. < Plans are being made for a January 18 wedding. BETTY CANARY Guide For Clubwomen \ Some seem to believe I dislike attending meetings and I v/ant to set the record straight. My attitude is not dislike, but Horror. i And, the puzzling thing about •Jus is that, even though I am R dedicated nonjoiner, I seem |p be a member of a surprising number of committees and therefore am always gelling notes and post cards bearing mysterious messages and reminders. ' Usually I show up at the time specified. I do this on the off- d'nance that the meeting might be about something in which t do have an interest. • Also. I keep thinking about the reminder I once received and tossed into the wastebasket, only to discover at a later date tliat it had been a notice to Appear in traffic court. The policeman, while polite, took a distinctly cool (actually it was glacial) interest in my crowded calendar. Speaking from experience, I 'iiiid the best way to be a con- 'tributing member of a commit. tee is to skip the first three meetings and show up at the fourth, at which time there is •a possibility some work might rx- done. This is an especially good idea if any notices for the first meetings have the words Planning or Selection inserted in the message. Usually, the Planning Com- XMAS PLANTS, order early Poinsettias, Azaleas, Cyclamen. Beautifully decorated with card. Delivered free. CALL 242-0888 CURTIS-FLORIST 1104 Wilshire mittee mods in order to choose a committee to select a com. rn.'ttee. This in itself is all right. 1 Any bad feelings within the j?:oup come out into the open i and everyone gets caught up on the latest gossip and feuds. The meeting of the Selection j (Committee is the long meeting . &nd time is spent ironing out ! oid problems. The gist of the I conversation is usually, "Don't '< you dare appoint Alice Barger to Costumes because she always wants the first graders to be angels and' elves!" "Weil- she has to be on something, for heaven's sake, because she has four kids in school, gave $20 to tlie library fund and, besides, we need her station wagon." ! Once the real committees are j formed, it is O.K. to go to a ! meeting. Of course, there are certain things one must remember while in attendance. For exampel, if at a PTA membership committee meeting, do not, and I repeat, do not ask why carbon copies of lists must be sent: to state headquarters. If serving on a group to decide what to do with the leftovers after the club rummage ;.aie, it is best that you do not jask why certain charitable or- I ionizations always offer your donations at outrageous prices. li on a dance costume group, : do not EVER side with the wo- | man who wants the peach colored leotards. And, if you don't want the; reputation of being a real trouble maker, refrain from remar- 1 ing, "I've been here an hour now - could you tell me what this meeting is all about?" After the business meeting, Mrs. Eva McCauley, program chairman presented Mrs. Omar Browning who gave several readings. Mrs. Christine ' H a rlow read "The Christmas Carol" and Silent Night was sung by all. -o- -o -o- Ilopper Home Makers Club On Thursday December 12 tlie Hopper Home Makers Club met at the home of Mrs. Opal Wangler. A delicious covered dish luncheon was served at the noon hour. During tlie business meeting 1 it was suggested that each mem- jber bring a contribution for the March of Dimes to the next meeting. Games were played with all receiving nice gifts. Special prizes were awarded to Murrell Harper and Phyllis Wilson. A Christmas gift exchange was enjoyed. Joyce Harper, lone Fitzgerrells and Opal Wangler received mystery pal gifts. Guests of the club were, Phyllis Bernard, Bertha Lynn. Leora Riggs and Ermalee Bernard. The next meeting will be held at the' home of Rebah Whisenhunt on January 9. Clubs and Sears - Roebuck Foundation for effective community action through the Community Improvement Program 1966 - 1P68. Mrs. Linda Kirgan. president reported to the club that the -.oat rack, built by Virgil Rie- n:er, is now completed arid at the Civic Building. Mrs. Kirgan also reported on the 22nd Distinct Junior Board meeting. The club voted to send $2 to the Junior Director Travel Fund. Christmas gifts purchased for the Lincoln Lodge of Boys Town, Grafton, were displayed by Mrs. Pat Shelton and Mrs. Cookie Dunbar. Miss Eileen Resch reported on the March of Dimes Kick-off dinner held Dec. 10th at Nashville. The club voted to participate in the March of Dimes Drive in January Miss Resch reported that an IS- minute film entiteld "More Than Love" will be shown by Mrs. Alice Wolters, southern regional director of Junior Clubs and serving as volunteer advisor for the National Foundation of March of Dimes, at the nCxt club meeting. Christmas gifts were exchanged. (Hilliard & Myers Photo) MT. VERNON CHAPTER NO. 233, Order of the Eastern Star, conducted istallation of new officers Saturday evening December 7, at the Masonic Temple. The new officers and those assisting with the impressive installation services are: first row, from left to right, Paul Sammons, worthy patron; Velnia Salmons, worthy matron; O. E. Stimson, associate patron; Wanda'Stimson, associate matron; second row, from left, Grace Webb, installing marshall; Elmira Scott, installing officer; Evelyn Witter, Adah; Inez Pigge, installing chaplain; Becia Connaway, chaplain; 1 -Iallie Stone, treasurer; Nellie Claxton, conductress; Mabel Fulford. associate conductress; VinaDethrow. Esther. Third row from left, Emma Gail Gaskins, installing color bearer; Stella Northcutt, sentinel; Naomi Bogan, secretary; Minnie Rowe, Electa; Harriet Longbons. installing organist; La Verne Isaac, marshall; Candace Daugherty, organist: Sue Donaho, Ruth; Myrtle Highsmith, Marsha; Neva Greene, warder. -o- -o- -o- Patton Commandry _ 0 . _Q_ And Auxiliary i W.M.S. Meets The Patton Comnrindery No. j The W.M.S. of the 69 and Ladies Auxiliary will have a potluck dinner in the dining room of tlie Masonic | temple. First Church of God held it's annual Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Layton Aldridge, No. 5 Cherry Drive on Thursday The Chapter room was decorated in keeping with the colors and emblems chosen by the worthy grand matron, Adele M. Maynard. Suspended in the east was a large gold bell and the initials of the worthy grand matron. Tapers in spiral candelabras were lighted by Starlyn Thompson, worthy advisor and Carolyn Sue Blades, of the Mt. Vernon Assembly Order of Rainbow for Girls. Lucille Ellis, retiring worthy matron, and Ogie Ellis, retiring worthy patron, entered the Chapter room followed by Nellie Claxton, who carried the Bible and invited the installing officers to enter. The guests were welcomed and past matrons and patrons were introduced. Serving will begin at six tliir- j night, December 12. ty o'clock. . A short business meeting was The Ladies Auxiliary will have conducted by Mrs. Deardword ; a $1.00 gift exchange after their Blatzell, president. Plans were i meeting made for the prayer vigil on! -o- -o- -o- ; December 18. Tlie treasurer's re- Spinning T.O.P .S. 1 port was given by Mrs. Layton I The Spinning T.O.P.S. met Monday evening at tlie Y. M.C.A. There were ten members present. Total weight loss for the week was thirteen and one- half pounds. The next meeting of the Spinning T.O.P.S. will be Monday, December 23 . 7:00 p.m. at the Y.'M.C.A. All members are to bring a gift, for the Christmas exchange and a white elephant for the game. There will be light refreshments and lots of fun. r o- -o- -o- iMcrry Mixer Club The Merry Mixer Club will meet for the annual Christmas party Thursday, December 19 at, the Illinois Power building on Broadway at 6:30 p.m. Aldridge. A devotional was presented by Miss Ruth Hoell, spiritual life director. She was assisted by others in her presentation covering Christmas customs of other lands. The gorup sang the Christmas carols "Silent Night" and "Joy to the World." Prayer Was offered by Mrs. Gordon Neal. Games were conducted by Mrs. Earl Hayes. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Deardword Baltzell and Mrs. Herbert Nobles. A special prize was given to Mrs. Fred Fitts. Christmas gifts were exchanged. At the close of the evening refreshments in keeping with the Christmas season were served by the hostess assisted by Mrs. Earl Hayes and Mrs. Fred Fitts. Socially Yours By NADINE Mvs. Bertha Seliaube.rt of Rt. 5, Mt. Vernon will be 81 years old, December 22. Earl Woodworth of 1010 South 22nd will be 78. years old December 20 as 'reported by his wife. Flo-j rence Woodworth. . We doj hope each will receive many j other cards along with the one j we are mailing today, -o- -o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. ernest Moss• have returned from a trip to I I'iorida. They visited with Mr. j and Mrs. John Page and Mr. | and Mrs. John Wesbrook and other former Mt. Vernon residents in Key West and Venice, Fla. Bnstlecone pine trees growing in the Inyo National Forest in California are about 4,500 years old. Elmira Scott, installing officer, was escorted by Robert Fulford; Inez Pigge, installing chaplain, was escorted by Joseph I. Claxton; Grace Webb, installing mar­ shall, was escorted by Clifford "Kip" Carpenter. Harriet Longbons was installing organist and Emma Gail Gaskins installing color bearer. Louise Hugill gave the ode to tlie flag, and Ann Ruddick was soloist. Velma Sammons was installed as worthy matron, Ann Ruddick sang "My Task" as she was presented with a happiness rose corsage. She was escorted to the east by her uncle, Ray Bruce. Paul Samons was installed as worthy patron. Grace Webb presented him with a bnutonniere as Ann Ruddick sang "You'll Christmas Play Scheduled At Zion Church A Cnristmas program will be held at the Zion Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Sunday. The program will consist of recitations and songs by the children. A play, "The Shoemakers Dream." will be presented by the youth of the church followed ( by tlie pageant "A Star Went Before them," with both adults and children participating. The public is invited to attend. Quick Quiz Q-What referred to phet"? A—The American cuckoos become vociferous as a storm approaches and consequently are frequently referred to as "rain crows." Never Walk Alone". The ' other officers were presented for installation and invested with the badge appropriate to their office. Grace Webb, installing marshal!, presented the star points with wrist corsages in the color appropriate to their stations and a large basket to the worthy matron. Ann Ruddick sang "An Evening Prayer" to the officers. Lucille Ellis, Jr. past matron and Ogie Ellis, past patron were presented their past officers jewels by Naomi Bogan. They were then escorted to the altar 'where they placed their-names in the Bible as retiring officers of the Chapter. A reception was held in the dicing room with Mary Blades and Mary Sayler presiding at the beautifully appointed table. An arrangement of happiness roses in an antique crystal stemmed bowl centered the table. Hostesses were Jean Carpenter, Maxine Wilson, and Myra G. Murray. The guest register was kept by VVilma Steward, sister of the worthy matron. The De Molay members assisting were Duane Arnold, master councelor, and Carl Willis "Skip" Blades. Out of town guests were Mrs. Lela B. Greear of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Steward and Miss Gail Steward of Carmel, Ind., Ray Bruce of Charleston, and Miss Stacey Leigh Sammons of Lakeland, Fla. bird is frequently as the "rain pro- We're Headquarters For Dynachrome Is So Good You Forget It Costs Less. — The Film 35MM COLOR Prints ASA 25 20 -exposur* $010 Processing Included • 126/18 Exposure DYNAPAM BLACK AND WHITE FUN 120 Size Tws-roD paetaSg*,. Processing Included Color Prints - *3.29 127 Size $3.25 620 Size $3.25 -jfjSBSST I3SS ASA 64 126 COLOR SLIDE FILM 20-exposure cartridge $Q'35 Processing Included w EXTRA-FAST 35MM COLOR FILM $2 *u ASA 64 20-exposur* Processing included JACKSON'S OFFER YOU: • Guaranteed Satisfaction • • Free Gift Wrapping • • Greater Selection • Credit Terms Greater Service Everyday Low Prices • Expert Watch and Jewelry Repair M. E. JACKSON SOUTH SIDE SQUARE Southern Illinois' Leading Jeweler For Over 47 Years As I have noted many times in this column, the nicest part of my job as Society Editor, is at the beginning of each day when I open the morning mail at tlie office and find such nice letters as the one I received Monday. Mrs. Arthur Milward, of Decatur, a former Mt. Vernon resident, has my thanks for the letter. She writes: "Ever since you took over the delightful task of "Society Editor from Irene Purcell I have meant to write to you. You are, indeed doing a superb job. Today is my day. How thrilled I was when I opened the Friday edition of the Mt. Vernon Register- News and turned to tlie society page. There is your "Just Among Friends" column was a diabetic chocolate fudge recipe. My sincere thanks | goes out to you, Mrs. Schwen-! ninger and Mrs. Oletzke, for j such a recipe. I have been sear- j ching for almost tow years, I j have not , as yet, tried it, but j shall in the next few days. | I never had a so- called sweet i tooth but every once in a while j I would purchase chocolate candy , and how I did enjoy it. Be- 1 couse of a diabetic condition j that pleasure has been curtail- 1 ed. Once again I shall be able j to satisfy that swcel. tooth, that ; asks for recognition every- 1 once in a while. j I was also, pleased to note that the late Dr. Harry Thomp-; son's Christmas U'ee at his! home is in full splendor. I have i wondered about it. Thanks again for contributions. Sincerely. . " I was so happy to be able 10 give (he readers the recipes (hey ask for, and if there are "recipes that the readers would like to have. I would be more than happy to try to find them. . . Let me hear from you all. . . "A note to Mrs. Milward. Please don't wait so long to let me hear from you again. " I do so enjoy the letters from the readers. In fact I'm saving them for a scrap book. I* hope to make some day of my columns and letters from my friends, and the readers of this column. . . My young friend, Mrs. Patty Thomas, 714 Harrison of Mt. Vernon gave me this delightful recipe for Southern Lassies, and as I was having my sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. George Schwenninger of Opdyke for dinner Suariay night, I thought I would try the recipe at tlie last minute. They are just delicious, like little miniature pecan pies. ... we really enjoyed them with our coffee. Patty tells me her family loves them and she especially likes them as they are so quick to make, good for a last minute dessert, if you don't have much time for baking before the guests arrive. . . SOUTHERN LASSIES 1 slick butter. 1-3 ounce package of cream cheese. 1 cup sifted flour. FILLING Pecan Halves. 1 cup brown sugar. 1 teaspoon vanilla. 1 beaten egg. Method: Cream butter and cream cheese, then add flour. Divide into 24 small balls and drop each into a well greased muffin pan. Shape tlie dough mixture to cover sides and bottom of muffin cups. Drop three pecan halves in each. . .Mix well the brown sugar, vanilla and egg. . . Drop 1 teaspoon full of egg mixture into each muffin shell. Bake at 325 degree oven for 35 minutes . . . Remove from muffin tin and serve. -o- -o- -<> Closing thought. . . It's a moot question us to which builds up the more intense thirst in u small child: Going to a movie or going to bed. PERSONALS Wesley E. Warner a former resident of Mt. Vernon, now living in Centralia suffered a heart attack December 7th. He has been ill since May and was recuperating at home folloinwg major surgery at Barnes Hospital. He will return homo this week and will be permitted visitors afteii the flu ban is .lifted.

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