Observe Golden Wedding Anniversary POLLY'S POINTERS MR, AND MRS. JIM EATER on their wedding day January 3, 1909, and today. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eater of 1611 Pace Avenue, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary January 3. They were married January 3, 1909, at the home of Mrs. Eater's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pace. Mrs. Eater is the former Mary Pace- They are the parents of five children, Keith Eater of Dix, Oien Eater, Marlin Eater and Arthur Eater, alJ of Mt. Vernon and Miss Mildred Eater, at home. They have s:x grandchildren; Mrs. Deloris McCann of Herrin, Jim Eater Jr., of Mt.. Vernon, Gary McCann of the U. S. Navy, Miss Janire Becky and Patti Eater, all of Mt. Vernon, and three greatgrandchil dren, Michael McCann of Herrin, Julie and Jamie Eater of Mt. Vernon. No special plans have been made for the occasion. DEAR ABBY Companionship' How Much? Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am a widow, age 77. I live in the same apartment building with a very fine gentleman, and we've become very good friends. He is married but he has a legal separation from his wife. He pays her a big alimony, but she won't give him a divorce unless he gives her a very large settlement, which he doesn't want to do as he figures he may outlive her. (She's 81 and he's 84.) I am'not ever entirely at ease with. this man as I am afraid his wife might sue me and I have a pretty nice savings myself. She's very clever and I have heard that she still watches him very close. He takes me out to dinner, and I have him in for meals, and maybe we watch a little television. We both enjoy the companionship. I think you get the picture, but I'm not looking for trouble. CAREFUL DEAR CAREFUL: Ask your lawyer how much "companionship" the law allows a man In your neighbor's circumstances. I think I get the picture, but if you aren't careful you could get the frame. DEAR ABBY: As a Chaplain to Viet Nam, I would like to Bay something to wives and girl friends who have men over here If you have a "DEAR JOHN" type of letter to write, please DON'T. Yesterday I saw two lien who received "Dear Johns" and I can tell you it wasn't a very pretty sight. One man had been crying hysterically for an hour before DIAL A PRAYER Enjoy Peace Of Mind 242-2400 DAY OR NIGHT I found him at his machine gun post after a buddy had brought him a Dear John letter. He could have endangered the whole post. Another man who was responsible for a whole detachment told me that,because of a "Dear John" letter he was so hopelessly depressed he was in a fog and couldn't think straight. You may think your man is in a safe area, but there is no "safe ,-area" when a man receives a letter that destroys his dreams of going home. Sincerely, BATTALION CHAPLAIN DEAR ABBY: My husband has a friend who is a very fine person. His wife, unfortunately, is something else again. When the men. are together, watching a sports event on TV, she and I will sit in another room, where she tells one fantastic story after another. I have never heard such outrageous lies. For instance, she tells of her close friendships with influential people. (They call her to ask her for advice.) She talks about her "collection" of. priceless antiques; which she keeps stored in a warehouse. She speaks of her blueblood family background (in a distant state) and talks about her rich relatives whom nobody has met. I just smile and say nothing, but it has gotten to the point where I feel like a blooming idiot, pretending to believe all that stuff. My husband has been a loner all his life, and this woman's husband is the first really close friend he has ever had, and I hate to disturb the relationship. The husband has heard his wife tell some of these outlandish tales, and he doesn't say a word. What should I do? STUMPED DEAR STUMPED: If the husband is a "fine" person, and he listens silently while his wife spins these yarns, he is obviously aware of her problem and is handling it as best he can. People who lie consistently in the manner you de scribe are "sick." You are generous to consider your husband's friendship with the husband. Continue to "smile" and keep mum. You'd gain nothing by letting this pathetic woman know you're wise. CONFIDENTIAL TO C.L..: I did not state that "sex change" operations were illegal in the United States. I said SILICONE INJECTIONS for breast enlargement were. And at this writing, they are! Ashbaugh Wed 44 Years Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ashbaugh of 1205 south 27th stree't, will observe their 44th wedding anniversary January 5. They were married January 5, 1925. Mrs. Ash- baugh is the former Sarah Rapp. They are the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Enlow of Kansas City, Mo. They nave one step- daughter, Mrs. Jfssie anderson of Mt. Vernon and one step- son, Leonard Dennis of Mt. Vernon. They have 27 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Socially Yours By NADINE Mr. and Mrs. John Suhler of Rye, New York, have returned to their home after spending f.,e Christmas holidays with Mrs. Suhler's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Thompson and other relatives. o- -o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Taylor of 2026 Casey returned home Sunday from a four day. visit ^n Chicago, where they visited with relatives and freinds. -o- -o- -o- Mrs. John F. Teter has retur- red home after visiting with her great granddaughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lannert and other relatives and friends in East St. Louis, 111. While there Mrs. Teter attended a family Christmas dinner at the home of her granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Little. Ice For Camping I rips No Problem I o Them EYE REFRESHER Only albinos and rabbits are supposed to have pink eyes. However, eye strain attacks everyone from time to time, producing a rabbity look that doesn't add to attractiveness. Red, irri DEAR POLLY — I want to tc-il Mrs. D. J. I. that my husband also freezes to blocks of ice m our deep freeze to have ready for camping. He fills a pliable rubber or plastic dishpan to within an inch or so of the top and freeze it. Be sure to use a deep dishpan made of flexible plastic rather than the brittle kind. To remove the ice, turn the dishpan upside down in the sink and run a small amount of warm water over the bottom of the pan. —MRS. D. L.R. DEAR POLLY — I wish someone would tell me the best way io shorten men's trousers when the material has the new permanent press creases. When shortened and a cuff turned up, there is a reverse seam line. How can one avoid this? MR. E. P.H. DEAR POLLY —My Pointer is for Mrs. D. J. I. who has trouble freezing cubes for the ice box they take on camping trips. I use my bread loaf pans. They make good sized cubes that do not melt so fast. We also use the half- gallon or gal- l.mg coated milk cartons. Do not fill to the top and they will not split. We put carton and all in the cooler so meat packages, etc., can be put on top of the ice and not get wet. MRS. W.A.G. DEAR POLLY — We measured the size of our small ice box, allowed a few inches at the top and had a box made (at a sheet metal shop) that would fit into the freezer. We lay the container, full of ice, in the laundry tub, run water over it for a few minutes and the piece of ice comes out very easily and is then put in the icebox. —MRS. W.M. ovfv the ful) to bathe the child, who really seems to enjoy having her companv. — J. W. DEAR POLLY — The homemaking ideas are so helpful. Now I have a problem. What can I use or do myself to clean a yellow velvet chair with n buttontuftcd back. Jt is so pret- tv but so soiled. —MRS. W. J. K. DEAR POLLY — My answer to the Polly's Problem concerning a landlord who does not allow nails put in the walls for picture hanging is to use hinged, three- panel screen to decorate the walls. The screen could be painted to match or to con trast with the room's co!o.- scheme. Small varic olorod (humb tacks or map pins could bo used to hold pictures in. croups on both sides of the J screen. Such a versatile screen! is attractive as a room divider or used against a wall. —VIRGINIA DEAR POLLY — This is f.n- .Teresa, whose landlord does not allow nails in the walls for han-i ging pictures. She could do aj I do — use sewing machine needier. They are ytroncj er.oiu:h to hold most anything. Do noc pull the needle out after you n ie through using it bul drive it on into the wall, where it v ill be barely noticeable and p i be 'sainted over without any • : —<. i-'< —ELAINE You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite home- lnaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Write to Polly in care of this news- prner. Homemakers unite! There are dozens of timesavers contributed by ingenious girls like you ;n Polly's new book. To get i', send name, address with zip c .Kif md 75 c~'N '!••> coins or check) to POLLY'S HOMEMA- King POINTERS, ( name paper) F. O. Box 495S, Chicago, DL 6'„680. tated eyes are caused by many factors, such as late hours, over- n . .„ , . „ use of eyes, outdoor glare or Open house will be held Sun- an(J distance drlving . To day , January 5 between hours , retum natural S(parkle ard white ness to eyes, do what many photographic models do—use decongestant eye drops. of 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at their home. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. WEEKEND SPECIAL FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JAN. 3 — 4 WE HAVE MILK AVAILABLE IN PLASTIC CARTONS Farm Fresh ORANGE JUICE .... Qt. Borden's Assorted Flavors ICE CREAM JIM KAUFMAN 29* 69* DAIRY V 2 -Gal STORES 110 No, 3rd — 1702 So. 10th Open Open 12:00 - 6:00 P.M. 11:00 - 6:00 P.M. Mt. Vernon, 111. Wash Beach Aids You should wash beach cover- ups as often as you wash bathing suits—which means right after every wearing. Shake the sand from both garments, then launder in soap or detergent to remove lotions, food and beverage stains, as well as ocean salt, lake scum or pool chlorine. Now the Boat-Wash Successor to the car-wash is the boat-wash planned for a Florida marina. It consists of a hose running from a boom which delivers pre-mixed water and detergent under high pressure, followed by clear rinse. A seven- minute wash will be a big bargain at 10 cents. WINTRY TOUCH — Service wires of all types are covered with snow during storm In Williamsport, Pa. Scene will be repeated during long winter season. Togetherness in the Bathtub DEAR POLLY — My Pointer mint be a help for other mothers when mother and tot need a bath and time is short. Put the toddler's tub inside the big bathtub and fill each with the propor amount of water. Consi der where the water will come to on the youngster. Mother and toddler both get their separate tubs at the time time. While mother takes her bath, the youngster is in front of her, where she can keu an eye on him as he plays in his own clean water. She can then bathe him, step out, dry hereself and partially dress and still keep a watchful eye on baby as the water runs out. Mother saves her back by not having to lean Former Local Woman Honored With Shower A stork shower was given by Miss Susan Collins of Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday, December 28, at the home of Mrs. Richard Collins, 821 Maple, for Mrs. John M. Ragsdale, of Hazel Crest, Illinois, formerly Susie Parker, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Parker. Many lovely and appropriate gifts were received. Out of town guests were: Mrs. Barbara Green Dik, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Ann Walker Hines, Atlanta, Georgia; Mrs. Sally Hayman Mueller, Mountain Homes Air Force Base, Idaho; Mrs. Susan Hayman Rogers, Rantoul; Mrs. Sandy Gill Ci'trell , Louisville, Kentucky; Mrs. Jacque Rightnowar Coniglio, Carbondale, and Miss Marti.« Quillman, Springfield. Local guests were: Mrs. Patty Kelley Jones, Mrs. Kathy Stewart Travelstead, Mrs. Lo- lcva Miller Schultz, Mrs. Floyd Collins, Miss Becky Collins, Mrs. Mildred Coleman and Miss Jacque Coleman. Several of the guests were former High school classmates, and Mrs. Marie Musick was an honored guest and former kindergarten teacher of many of the guests. Those who sent gifts but vere unable to attend were: Mrs. Tom Cooley, Mrs. R. L. Myers, Mrs. Johnnie Jones, Mrs. Homer Kennedy, Mrs. M. E. Jackson, and Mrs. Marcella Mays, all of this city; Miss Anita Harlow, Centralia; Mrs. Susan Cooley Wheeler, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Fred Lough and M^s. William Parker, Marion. MISS CHERYL FitANCES PEACOCK MR. and Mrs. Francis Peacock are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Cheryl Frances, to Gary Eugene Lankford, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lankford, all of this city. The bride-elect is a senior at the Mt. Version high school. The prospective bridegroom is a 1968 graduate of the Mt. Vernon high school and is now attending Quincy Technical school at Quincy, 111. Wedding plans are incomplete. Here's The Answer By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures QUESTION: There is a metal door leading from our basement to our garage. There is a considerable space—about three inches—from the bottom of the door to the concrete threshold under it. My wife insists that I close up that space because of the possibility that rodents may crawl into the basement. I'm afraid it would be too much trouble to attack a metal or rubber strip to the bottom of the door—or to put a wooden saddle on the concrete. Is there any other solution? ANSWER: There's really no sound reason why you can't do either of the two things you mention. Screws made especially for use in metal or so-called concrete nails would enable you to solve the problem. However, if you still think you would not like to tackle it, why not build up the concrete until it reaches the bottom of the door? Use a ready-mixed concrete or sand mix, to which only wa- SWEATERS Values To $14.99 $^00 •SLACKS-SWEATERS 40% DRESSES JoELLA'S One Door West Of New 'Post Office OFF OFF 40% WEST Phone 242-0560 ter need be added. In applying the mixture, smooth it so there is a slight crown at the point where it meets the boom of the door. Use only enough water to make the mixture workable, otherwise the addition will crumble or flake later on. After it has set for several hours, sprinkle it with water—and repeat this sprinkling twice a day for five or six days. QUESTION: I used shellac on a coffee table about three years ago. It is getting kind of seedy in appearance and I would 1 like to refinish it. Can I use varnish right over the shellac? And will I have to take off the old finish? ANSWER: Most varnishes can be used over shellac. Read the label on the container of the varnish you buy. Sand the old shellac to remove any gloss. Apply two coats of varnish. It is possible that the word "seedy" in this case merely means dirty? If so, wiping with turpentine may be all that is needed. You can get Andy Lang's helpful booklet, "Wood Finishing in the Home," by sending 25 cents and a long, stamped, self- addressed envelope to Know- How, P.O. Box 477, Huntington, N.Y. 11743. Timely Quotes None of the candidates for the presidency of the United States has taken a firm and clear stand on any aspect of the population crisis . . . Yet migration to the cities, mounting civil disorder, the problems of poverty and air and water pollution are all basically population problems. —William E. Moran Jr., president of the Population Refrence Bureau. Your veto, Ambassador Malik, may stiffule the legal vote of this council, but it cannot suffocate the soul of a proud people defying the imposition of an ersatz I. MISS DONNA LYNN PiEKCY Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Piercy of this city, art announcing the engagement of their daughter, Donna Lynn, to Paul L. Hicks, son of Rev. and Mrs. Laverii Hicks of DeSoto, Illinois. The bride-elect is a senior at Southern Illinois University and is a student teacher at Dr. Andy Hall school. The prospective bridegroom is a senior at Southern Illinois University and is student teaching at the Herrin high school. A June wedding is being planned. government made in Moscow. —U.S. Ambassador George W. Ball to Soviet Ambassador Jacob A. Malik after Malik's veto of a U.N. resolution condemning the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Take Buckots to Camp Experienced campers carry two separate buckets—one of metal to heat water over open fire. Fill one with sudsy water for washing dishes, clothing and people.
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