Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 23, 1968 · Page 8
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 8

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, December 23, 1968
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8-A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1968 DEAR ABBY . . . InLaw 'Sells Out 7 Early Yule Shopper Abigail Van Buren Girl Scouts Living Christmas Tree MR. AND MRS. DAVID SAI'XDKIIS Andrea Marlovv Shields of Mt. | Vernon and David Saunders of [ carterville were married Mon- 1 day December 16. at Epiphany j Lutheran church. Carbondale. The double ring ceremony i was performed by the Rev. Ro-1 bert Trendel. | The bride is the daughter of 1 Mr. and Mrs. Andy Marlow of Mt. Vernon. The bridegroom is j the son of Mrs. Melvin Dolle,' Buena Park, Calif. j The bride was given in mar- 1 riage by her father. Her son. Edward, three, was ring bearer. Attendants were Mrs. Doris Norman of Murphysboro and Dr. Glenn E. Wills. Carbondale. Mrs. Sauners is a grauate of Mt. Vernon township h i g h school and is a senior majoring in music at Southern Ilinois University. The bridegroom is em­ ploye at the SIU news service. He is a graduate of Paris high school and has attended SIU. They will make their home in CarterviUe. DEAR ABBY : I feel so terrible I could cry. I just got a phone call from my sister-in-law and she s.-iiii "i hope you uren't giving us anything for Christmas because we bought a new ear. and we aren't giving any presents this year not even to the kids." Abby. I <'id all my Oiristmas chopping a long time ago and 1 hought gifts for this sister-in- law, her husband, and all her children. (She has seven.) The. gifts are already wrapped and I he cards arc tied to them. T don't really care about myself, but what shall we tell our children when they don't get any presents from their aunt and uncle? Should we take our gifts over there, anyway, or not? My husband said. 'Write to Abby, and we'll do what she savs.' UNDECIDED IN PHOENIX DEAR UNDECIDED: Deliv- the gifts and tell your sister- in-law that the true spirit of giving is giving for the joy of il — with no thoughts of what one may get in return, so she needn't feel that she "owes" you anything. And explain this to your children, too. DEAR ABBY: What do you do when a couple tells you they might come over on such and such a night? This couple we know always does this to us and we never know if they're coming or not, but we stay home just to be on the safe side, and half the time thev con't show up. VTCKI AND RON DEAR V. AND R.: When they tell you they "might" come over, tell them you "might" be home. They do as you please. DEAR ABBY: Why is it that a once- married woman who is currently divorced is referred to as a "divorcee," but a man who has been divorced six times reclaims his "bachelor" status during the time he is single? Divorce leaves a man with an unsullied reputation, while a divorced woman is always referred to as a "divorcee," which sounds like a slur. And while I'm on the subject of inequity of the sexes. i;n't I •en* some nice name for a female who is unmarried, never was. but is desirable like "bachelor"? RESENTFUL DEAR RESENTFUL: There is no female equivalent for "bachelor." Unmarried women are referred to as "maiden ladies." "spinsters." and "old maids," which usually implies they were left on the shelf, "unclaimed treasure" is infinitely more generous. "Bachelor girls" and "career girls" suggest independent women, or women who don't like men, which is worse. But what's in a name? A bachelor is still a man who c:mr, lo work from a different direction every morning, and a woman is either married, divorced, widowed, not interested, or available. Heaven heip us. It's a man's world. CONFIDENTIAL TO "SHOULD I?" IN New London, Conn.: A new nose may give you new self- confidence, but remember: A plastic surgeon can shorten your nose, but if you have blamed all your short comings on a long nose, you're in for a big disappointment. Everybody has a probl e m. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, box 69700, .Los Angeles. Cal., 90069 and en- j close a stamped, self- addres- • sedn envelope. HATE TO WRITE LETTERS? , SEND SI TO ABBY, BOX 69700, 'LOS ANGELES. CAL.. 90069, FOR ABBY'S BOOKLET, "HOW TO WRITE LETTERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS." 1 ' (Delo Photo Craft) i HIGH SCHOOL GIRL SCOUTS formed the traditional living Christmas Tree at the Festival of ! Giving, held at the high school auditorium December 17. The Girls Scouts entertained with yuletide songs. POLLY'S POINTERS Pair of Problems Shears and Chrome Veronica's By POLlrY CRAMER DEAR POLLY — My pinking shears are so stiff I can scarcely use them. I wish someone would tell me how I can loosen them. Also . I would like to know what others do to keep chrome chairs from marking up the kitchen floor. —MRS. M.D. DEAR POLLY — After using cooking oil, I pour drippins in to a teapot. This is such a help when the oil is needed again. It pours right from the spout without spilling, dripping or using greasy spoons. Some teapots have small perforations in the spout base which strains the oil as it is poured. Teapots are heat resistant, easy to handle and there is no greasy mess. I leave mine right on the stove. It is an attractive addition to my kitchen color scheme —MRS. W.H. DEAR POLLY —When making jam or jelly, I fill a sherbert glass full of each kind. When I have company, I just remove the wax from top and set the sherbet glass right on the table, where it looks very nice. — ALICE DEAR POLLY - I hope this helps Renee remove the mustard stains from her tablecloth. Rub glycerin on the stain and then wash with detergent. This worked well on a white linen tablecloth and probably will work on the vinyl, too. Don't get scared when the yellow spot turns red from the glycerin. This will come out with the detergenet. —EDITH DEAR POLLY — When the foam head for my hair piece started chipping away from pin punctures, I repaired it with masking tape, I crisscrossed the tape over the upunctured area and now the head stand holds my hair piece firmly —NORAH You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Polly's Problem, or solution to a problem. Write Polly in care of this newspaper. Vi FASHION NOTES Brought To Yon By Albert Parker Something to look for on you' quest for a new Winter coat . . is Broadtail . . . it's dyed in many colors . . . styled in many shapes . . . and it Iruly exciting. The shimmer of satin . . . the smoulder of velvet . . . the glow of brocades are reflected in thn glitter of your night legs. When the moon comes out . . . night people the world over face the music ana the New Y»6r In dance-to-dawn satin V neck short cocktail gowns topped with mink stoles, of course. Try saying a sad farewell as you bid the Old Year farewell ... and welcoming in the New wearing deep-pooled velvei . . . Touch it with shimmering satin . .», and you'll wish that Summer would never come. Remember, fashion is your best SOCIAL security. Alberts .Mil. AX D MKH . ROY UOUGLAft On Christmas Eve, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Douglas, Route 3. Mt. Vernon will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas .vere married on December 24, 1921 at the First Methodist parsonage in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Douglas is the former Marguerite Meyers. youngest daughter of i>i«- late J. V. and Theresa Panzer Meyer's. Mr. Douglas is the only son of the lale Lee arid Anna Hrarlfon) Douglas. The>; an- the parents of three daughters, Lila McAdoo, Mt . Vernon. Mildred FJeencr. Indianapolis. Inrl.. and j Alice Wingjield ui Ml. Vernon. 1 One son LaVerne died in infancy. They have f'ti grand-' children and four great grandchildren. Mr. Douglas v.a.s an employee of Pressed Steel Car Co. for 38 years and up until the last year he was a crane operator for the Jefferson County Highway Dept. On October 2, 1967 he suffered a severe stroke leaving him paralized on the left side. Every year the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and families all spend Christmas P:ve with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas to help them celebrate and the same will be irue this Christmas eve, except one grandson, Jerry McAdoo, wife, Ellen and daughter, Christine will be unable to attend as they are making their home jn Auke Bay, Alaska since Mr. McAdoo received his discharge from the Navy. Friends and relatives are invited lo help the Douglases celebrate on Christmas eve or Christmas day. iews By Veronica Voss The dawn of December 21st came up sort of "like thunder", with the whole eastern sky on fire. ... a fitting beginning for the Moon-shot, which was on schedule, and one of the most dramatic historical events ever to be shown. The calmness with which Mission Control Center, at 9 !9 a.m. Central Time, announced "You 'Are Go for TLI." And the quiet calm of Borman's "Roger" was spine tingling. I know the prayers of countless thousands are with these courageous pioneers in space. .... for a safe return to earth. -o» -o- -o- In a letter from Larry E. Glass, b a s k e tball coach at Northwestern, he speaks highly of Terry Gamber, who he says is doing an excellent job as floor leader, and captain of the team. He told me I was to receive the lastest information in the publicity department news releases, on basketball, i -o- -o- -o' And now, I should like to take this space to say "Thank-you and Happy Christmas" to all my friends in the area covered , by the Register-News. Would like to send a card to each one individually, who has written, called, or told me personally how much they enjoy my "Views." Their continued interest, and the expressions to me have made the writing of the column a wonderful experience, and this Christmas especially a good one. "May your days be merry and bright, and may All Your Christmases be white." . . . And on a card from a friend named Malinda, who each year goes out of her way to say something, or send a greeting with a special message, I want to send this on to all of you: "The more you give, the more you get. . . The more you laugh, the less you fret. . . The more you do UNSELFISHLY, the more you live abundantly. the more of everything you share. . The more you'll always have t o spare. The more you love, the more you'll find 1 , That life is good and friends are kind. . For only WHAT WE GIVE AWAY, ENRICHES US FROM DAY, TO DAY. (By Helen S. Rice) (Delo Photo Craft.) GIRL SCOUTS as they posted the colors at the Festival of Giving held at the Mt. Vernon township high school auditorium Tuesday, December 17. Each year the Girl Scouts prepare a bright red stocking filled with gifts to be given to less fortunate families. The program concludes with each girl marching across the stage to present her stocking full of gifts to Santa Claus and to receive his good wishes. 4-H Groups Sing Carols Local 4-H members, 4-H leaders and county leaders of Jefferson county went carolling Tuesday night, December 17 at (.20 p.m. They visited the Setzekorn Nursing Home, Maple Grove Shelter Care Home, Hearthside Nursing Home, Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Good Samaritan Hospital and the State Tuberculosis Sanitarium. There were seventy- four people representing the clubs in ibis activity, to bring cheer to tne residents and patients. Christmas 4-H carolling has become an annual event in Mt. Vernon. Everywhere the workers visited they were praised for bringing a little happiness to the less fortunate. The carollers were led by Linda Pardee and Pamela Kent. PERSONALS Dorothy Williams of 712 South 20'Ji street, is a patient al Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. She was accompanied to Rochester by her daughter in - law. Mrs. Phyllis Williams. For friends, w"o wish to write, her address is: Kaylor Hotel, Room 225, Rochester, Minn. We thought you'd like 1o hear about the convivial accountant who was found pouring over his books. Jolly Neighbors The Jolly Neighbors Club met recently at the new home of Mrs. Olive Nadolski on Brownsville Road for the annual Christmas dinner, with 12 members present. Roma Wilson, president opened the meeting with a prayer. The secretary and treasurer's reports were read and approved. Election of officers for the coming year was held. The new officers are Pat Douglas, president; Roma Wilson, vice- president; olive Nadolski, secretary and treasurer; Flossie Garrison, reporter and Dollie Bodine, flower fund. Mystery pals were revealed Ruth Ann Sledge received the guess box. Games were played and each one received a lovely gift. Nurses' Christinas Party The annual Christmas party for the nurses of the 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. shift of the Jefferson Memorial Hospital was held at the home of Etta Mae Holman Wednesday, December 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A carry in luncheon was served at the noon hour, after which Christmas carols were sung, accompanied by Thelma Holman at the piano. The center piece was awarded to Rose Clinton. Games were played and prizes awarded. Those present were Rose Clinton, Ileta Wilson, Lillian Jackson, Gladys Jackson, Pat Neal and Vickie, Sandra Logan and Eric, Judy Chenaworth and Rose Wangler. V III Collection time is his payday ... When your carrierboy comes to collect, please make sure you're ready. With the right change, if possible. He'll appreciate it with a broad smile and a "Thank you". You see, because he is in business for himself, your newspaperboy depends on the full collection of his route for his full profit. Repeat calls mean extra work with no extra profit So-give the boy a break. And thanks! Socially Yours By NADINE Lizzie Rector of 1001 South 6th street, will be 86 years old December 21, as reported by her niece, Mrs. Earlene Greenwait. . . . Margery Williams of Route 4, Mt. Vernon will be 71 years old December 26, as we were told in a telephone call from her friend, Dollie Scott. . .Hettie McPherson of the Hickory Grove Manor Nursing Home will be 88 years old December 25, as reported by Mildred Van Dyke, activity director of the home. . . Mrs. Alberta Highsmlth of Route 7, Mt. Vernon, will be 80 years old December 26. . . We do hope they will receive many other cards along with the one we are mailing today. Miss Emily Reid and Miss Lorena Reid of Albion, spent Sunday with their nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reid. Mrs. Hattie Laur of Sesser will will be 75 years old December 25 as reported by her granddaughter, Linda Panzier . . . Whites Wed 45 Years Mr. and Mrs. William White of 227 Walnut, Mt. Vernon will OLserve their 45th wedding anniversary December 24. They are the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Gaylord (Dorris) Brown and Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Finn both of Mt. Ver- iion. They have two granddaughters. No special plans have been made for the occasion. LOTS OF LAST MINUTE Gift Ideas AT 8 M. E. JACKSON JEWELERS 913 Broadway Phone 244-1485 Webbers Wed 60 Years Mr. and Mrs. Chas S. Webber of Wayne City will observe their 60th wedding anniversary, December 24. They are the parents of six children, Mrs. Roy Withrow of Fairfield, Mrs. Felix Gross of Wayne City, Mr.s Gene Kolker of Salem, Mrs. Joe Frisby of Stroud, Okla., Woodrow Webber of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Chas. S. Webber, Jr., of Clare Mich. They have 14 gradchidren and eight great- gradnchildren. One son, Billy Gene Webber is deceased. Due to Mr. Webber's health open house will not be held, but friends are invited to visit at the Webber home. Those attending are asked to omit gifts. Free Delivery 3 Times Doily Downtown Across From Old Post O ffice Free Parking In Back HOME DECORATING NEWS THERE'S A DIFFERENCE, in home furnishings as in most things, between a trend and a fad. Fads are short­ lived, usually "gimmicky" In nature, extreme changes that people tire of quickly. A trend is slower to catch on, longer lasting, and generally rooted In a wider change throughout society. Decorators and furniture^ manufacturers recognize an important trend in today's home furnishing. It is a strong swing toward greater elegance, perhaps a reaction away from the stark simplicity of some modern styles. It is this trend which has brought about the great popularity of French and Italian Provincial furniture. O o n- temporary styles have a greater richness of fabric and elegance of design. Good Danish Modern has a warmth and elegance of line, wood finish and fabric textures which has enabled It to hold its own. And America's own Early American furnishings continue to be popular. The trend is toward elegance . . . but It embraces many different styles of furniture... Helping you choose furniture and accessories wisely, avoiding what Is merely a fad but aware of trends which reflect good taste, Is our business. We'll be glad to talk over your decorating problems at any time. State*tow* L

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