Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 9, 1974 · Page 3
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Monday, September 9, 1974 HOPE (ARK.) STAR Page Three c Bride sees ad for gift she returned By Abigail Van Buren © 1974 by Chicago fribune-N. Y. Newt SynJ., Inc. DEAR ABBY: Chester and I were recently married. We received a lovely pewter bowl and matching candlesticks from Cindy and Paul, who are close friends. They came from Cindy's father's jewelry store and looked very expensive. Chester and I are furnishing our apartment in English country, but this gift is ultramodern and would never go with our decorating scheme. Rather than bury it in a cupboard, I called Cindy and told her the truth. She seemed to appreciate my frankness and said: "I will pick it up tomorrow." She picked it up and seemed pleasant enough, but imagine how we felt when a few days later the following ad appeared in the local paper: "Will sell at a sacrifice, returned wedding gift of Chester and Yvonne Douglas. Beautiful modern pewter howl and matching candlesticks. Cost $70, will sell for $35." Then the name of Cindy's father's jewelry store. Chester and I are so humiliated, we can't hold our heads up. This Canadian city is buzzing. Do you think we were wrong in being so candid about the gift? And what do you think of people who would do a thing like that? MAPLE LEAF READERS DEAR READERS: Obviously you should not have been so candid with Cindy and Paul. They showed a shocking lack of taste in placing such an ad in the newspaper. Don't worry about the "talk." It will be about the tastelessness of your friends —not you! DEAR ABBY: What is your opinion of a 27-year-old man who refused to speak to—or even recognize —any member of his immediate family on his own wedding day? When his aunt tried to congratulate him, he turned away, saying, "Don't get lipstick on me." (The only words he spoke to any of us all day!) I was so disgusted that instead of going to the reception, I changed my clothes, went downtown 'and returned the wedding gift 1 had bought for the couple. But then, I am only his mother. HURT DEAR HURT: The bridgegroom could have been understandably uptight, nervous or preoccupied. And you could have been understandably sensitive and emotional. This would have been a good time for charity and restraint on both your parts. DEAR ABBY: I was happy the councilman in my area voted against those kooks who wanted to go around naked on the beaches near where I live. What's the matter with people today, anyway? Are they trying to make a big nudist colony out of our country? Don't we have enough trouble without letting those perverts and sex maniacs take off their clothes and run naked? Mow do you stand? DISGUSTED IN VENICE, CALIF. DEAR DISGUSTED: Clothed. But nudity has little to do with immoral behavior. There are nudist camps for entire families, and there is nothing "immoral" about them. CONFIDENTIAL TO CLYDE B.: If you are the American sailor who has a mother in Alaska and a brother in Oklahoma, and are one-half Cherokee Indian, please write to me IF you want to hear from Jayn, that girl you met in Greece. She is looking for you. Everyone has a problem. What's you»s? For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, L.A., Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. For Abby's new booklet, "What Teen-agers Want to Know," send $1 to Abigail Van Buren, 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. Local women judge county fair exhibit —Wanda Williams photo with Star camera MRS. A. M. HEWITT, Mrs. Wilton Mullins and Mrs. Lawrence Easterling practice checking fair exhibit items before leaving to judge the Little River County Fair being held this week in Foreman. These Extension Homemakers will judge entries in clothing, foods and food preservation, and educational exhibits. All area residents remember that this year the Third District Livestock Show will have a canning show. All homemakers are invited to enter a canned product in one of the 46 adult or 27 junior classes. For more information, contact the County Extension Office at 777-5771. A word to the wise: banana HOUSEHOLD HINTS BOIS D'ARC These flowers can add in: terest to many dried arrangements which decorate our homes during- the winter months. Bois D'arc (horse apple) should be gathered from the ground beneath the trees in the fall before the first freeze. The small and medium sized Bois D'arc make the most attractive flowers. Slice the Bois d'arc crosswise into thin, even slices. Place on a baking sheet, and place in a 150170 degree oven. Bake for six or seven hours. The Bois d'arc will need to be turned once or twice during the drying period. After being dried, the flowers are ready for stems. Secure a piece of florist wire to the center of the flower; then wrap with florist tape. These irregular annual flowers add a unique touch to nature's dried arrangements. (Editor's Note: Hints courtesy of County Extension office. For further information or directions please call, 7775771.) Monday, September 9 The Faith Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church, teacher Mrs. Mabel Andrews, will meet Monday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs. W.R. Mosley, Hwy. 29 North. Tuesday, September 10 Chapter AE, P.E.O. will have a dinner meeting, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trade Winds Restaurant. Beryl Henry PTA will have Open House. Parents are given a special invitation to come Tuesday,. September 10, 7:30-9 p.m. The second session on "Hunter and Gun Safety", will be brought by Sgt. Ray Davis of the Arkansas State Police on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 to the public by the Rescue Unit at Red River Vo-Tech. A meeting of Band Parents will be held Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Band building. All parents are urged to attend. Baker Extension Homemakers' Club will meet Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs. C.R. Middlebrooks, 307 E. 18th St. Wednesday, September 11 The Senior Citizens' Club will meet Wednesday, September 11, at 2 p.m. in the Douglas Building. John Cain Chapter of DAR will meet at noon Wednesday, September 11, at the Holiday Inn. Mrs. Joe Keesey will be in charge of the program, "Past- Prelude to Future." Mrs. C.M. Agee and Mrs. Jesse Brown will be hostesses. Thursday, September 12 The wedding of Miss Naida Earl Patton and William Randall Vines will be solemnized on Thursday, September .12 at 7:30 in the evening at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. The Band Boosters Club meeting which was scheduled for Tuesday, September 10 has been re-scheduled for Thursday, September 12. The Hempstead County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m. in the hospital dining room. First United Methodist Church : The Task Group will meet Thursday, September 12, at 10 a.m. in the Church parlor. Melrose E.H.C. will meet Thursday, September 12 at 2 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Perry Henley. The 'Good Old Days'- Or Were They? By Aileen Claire NEA Food Editor The botanical name of the common banana means "fruit of the Wise Men," and today's consumer is patting himself on the back for the variety of ways he uses one of the oldest fruits known. This important tropical fruit and its lookalike, the plantain (often called the cooking banana), help feed millions throughout the world. The banana is as highly versatile as it is nutritious. And, for those who still hestitate to cook a banana, there's always the safe way ... just peel it and eat it. BANANAS WITH LEMON SAUCE '/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch </4 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 6 bananas Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until clear and slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in lemon rind, juice and butter. Peel bananas and cut into diagonal slices. Lemon sauce dresses up a nutritious banana dessert Place one banana in each of six dessert dishes. Add u arm sauce. Serve immediately. Makes t> servings. NkV.hl'.U'fc.H k.M t.t Y-..VN How often have you heard members of the older generation remark: "Things weren't like that back in the good old days." Well, just how were things back then? Let's take a look. A Nickel's Worth In the "good old days" a nickel bought a five cent cup of coffee or a telephone call and a letter could be mailed for two cents. If you are old enough you can remember Saturday night band concerts in the town square and "touring cars" on gravel roads . . . Boys played marbles, flew homemade kites and traded baseball cards. Girls played with "jacks," Shirley Temple dolls and collected Little Orphan Annie "shaker mugs." Bread was six cents a loaf, neighborhood movies a dime and a 50 cent haircut was just that. The evening paper cost three cents and an ice cream cone — with two scoops — was only a nickel. Who can forget the "depression" with its soup and unemployment lines and "WPA"? Who wants to remember? Computers? What Were They? There was a time when it took all night - and sometimes days — before election results were known (this was long before computer predictions an hour after the polls closed took all the fun out of guessing the outcome!) Remember when "streaking" referred to lightning or luck and a penny was worth something. And, remember when kids built scooters made f r :-m orange crates und old roller skates (and then wore out the sole of one shoe riding them) . . . Mothers gave their offspring a Spring tonic made of sulphur and molasses and young lovers shared an ice cream soda with two straws. There was a time when cars had running boards and rumble seats and gas sold for 13 cents a gallon . . . City folks could often be seen riding "double decker" buses and spittoons and shaving mugs were in common use. Elbow Grease Helps Automatic washing machines? They were only figments of the imagination. "Washboards and hand scrubbing - that was the only way to really get clothes clean!" Life in America in the "good old days" — when a worker could bring home the grand sum of $15 for a week's labor. Maybe - just maybe - those days weren't so "good" after all. At Home A T-shirt and drawstring pants pair up to make the easiest fitting pajama set around. Open Wide Try thinning and arching thick eyebrows to make eyes look wider and bigger. Andersons to be honored on golden anniversary Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Anderson will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sep* tember 13. They were married on September 13, 1924, in Hempstead County, The children of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will hold open house for their parents on Sunday, September 15, between the hours of two and five in the afternoon, at their parents' home on old Highway 67 West. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have five sons, Willie of Houston, Tex., Elmer, James, Jess, and John all of Hope. They also have a niece, Maxine Lively who resides in Columbus. All relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend open house on this happy occasion. Tea honors Miss Patton Naida Patton, bride-elect of William Randall Vines, was entertained at a gift tea at the Harse Vines residence Tuesday by Mrs. Danny Putman and Mrs. Phyllis Key. The honoree was presented a yellow rosebud corsage and her mother, Mrs. Albert Patton, and grandmother, Mrs. Clayton Palmer, received daisy corsages. All decorations in the dining room and living room were in keeping with the bride's chosen colors of yellow and white. Cake and punch were served to those present. The bride's book was attended by the bride's sister, Tracy Jane Patton. The hostesses presented the bride with an appliance. The wedding will be an event of September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Garrett Memorial Church. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Bride-elect feted with shower On Thursday evening a wedding shower for Mrs. Linda Self, bride-elect of Jimmy Rosenbaum, was given in the home of Mrs. Hansford Long, with Mrs. Carl Thornton, Misses Donna and Sue Thornton, and Mrs. Roy Arnold, co- hostesses. Miss Donna Thornton led the group in playing games, then the honoree opened her many gifts and displayed them. Before refreshments wer served, Mrs. Elbert O'Steen led in prayer, then an assortment of cookies, nuts, mints, and pineapple sherbert punch was served to the twenty-eight present. COOKING IS FUN Fish Fillets with Marinara Sauce Rice Snap Beans Fresh Pear Pie MARINARA SAUCE It's light in character and from Italian cuisine. 2 tablespoons olive oil Large clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons minced parsley 1 pound and 3-or 4-ounce can peeled plum tomatoes, undrained 3 /4 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste Mz teaspoon sugar Vs to Vt teaspoon dried oregano In a medium saucepan in the hot oil gently cook the garlic until golden; add the parsley, tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar. Simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until medium-thick — about 30 minutes; stir in oregano about 5 minutes before end of cooking time. Taste and add more salt if needed. Makes about 2 cups. The family of Dan J. Morrison would like to express their appreciation and thanks to the many friends who sent cards, flowers, money and gave other assistance in the darkest hour of bereavement. May God bless each of you. MARY MORRISON AND CHILDREN •\ MR. AND MRS. W. L. ANDERSON Coming and going Mr. and Mrs. Hansford Long, Jerry and Mary-Ann were recent guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon- Stokes and Tammy Sue at Waldo. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Caston of Tyler, Tex. were weekend visitors of his parents the J. P. Castons and other relatives. Airman Larry Patton, son of M-Sgt. (ret.) and Mrs. Allert Patton, has arrived home from Malmstrom AFB, Montana, to take part in his sister's wedding. He will be home until Sept. 21. Mrs. Pauline B. Walker was the weekend guest of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Reid in Shreveport, La. While there they attended the Little Theater performance of "Man of La Mancha." The Charles Tarpleys have returned from a weeks visit in Memphis with her brother Jimmie Miller and Mrs. (Herlois) Miller. They were joined by Mrs. Tarpley's and Mr. Miller's sister Miss Florine Miller from Houston, Tex. Hospital Notes BRANCH GENERAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: H. Lee Mayfield, Hope; Mrs. Sharon Jackson, Prescott; Arthur Brown, Texarkana; Mrs. Olivia Wells, Lake Charles, La. DISMISSED: Mrs. Barbara Scott and baby boy, McNab; Cecil Fincher, Wilhemina Sparks, both of Hope; Mrs. Lera Martin, Prescott; Sever Nelson, Ozan; Roosevelt Dixon, Hooks, Tex. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Mrs. Myrtle Vaughn, Roy Norman Collins, Mrs. Charles Taylor, Ernest Graham, Mrs. Richard Rife, Mrs. Henry Taylor, Mrs. Wanda Russell, Mrs. Helen J. Davis, Jim Downs, Larry Williams, all of Hope; Mrs. F. P. Sullivan, Rosston; Jimmy Vandenberg, Washington; Mrs. Hilda Zumwalt, Blevins; Mrs. Billy Hastings, Latishua and Donita Henagan, all of Prescott. DISMISSED: S. D. Cook, Ernest Graham, Mrs. Mary Jones, Elcie Arnett, Mrs. Richard Rife, Roy Norman Collins, Mrs. Cecil Faught, Thomas Lockard, Mrs. Charles Taylor and baby; Mrs. Forrest FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 IAD/£S Hairr, Lonnie Tullis, Mrs. C. V. Nunn, Mrs. Ivy Taylor, Jeff Holt, Mrs. Cora Hutchens, all of Hope; Martha Flenory, Jimmy Vandenberg, Mrs, Betty Conner, all of Washington; Mrs. Martha Franks, Fulton; Mrs. Delia Lively, McCaskill; Mrs. John H. Wren and baby, Ixitishua and Donita Henagan, Mrs. Billy Hastings and baby, all of Prescott; Mrs. Terry Don Bateman and baby, Murfreesboro; Mrs. Jennie Mayton, Patmos; Joyce Lemley and Mrs. David Burke and baby, all of Rosston. NEW ARRIVALS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor, Hope, girl born September 6. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hastings, Prescott, girl born September 6. L ^* * i« ^i*»* * *P i * O ft v^• ^_ _^^ m _^^ ^^ I Saenger THEATRE Tonite7:30 Tuesday-Wednesday TRUCK TURNER He's a skip tracer, the last of ita bounty hunters IF YOU JB| YOU'RE JUMP mm HIS BAIL.. Mil MEAT! ISAAC HAYES

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