Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 10, 1974 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 10, 1974
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Tuesday, September 10. 1f)74 HOPE (AUK.> STAR Page Three Me C lure'Williams engagement told Mr. and Mrs. Orvil McCIure of Gurdon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shirley to Rodney Williams son of Mr. and Mrs. Seaborn Williams of Hope. The wedding will be an event of September 30 at seven in the evening in the First Church of God in Gurdon. Relatives and friends are invited. MISS SHIRLEY McCLURE Family Lib How to merchandise your child By Joanne and Lew Koch (Note: Today's column is written by Joanne) "If you would allow your child to work as a professional model for TV commercials and catalog advertising," the letter read, "1 would like to speak to you. If the information I have is correct, I want to arrange a TV audition as soon as possible." The letter from the agency appealed to a parent s vanity and greed. Every parent mythologized their children, believing they had hidden talents and unique charm. A kid didn't have to be cute to be on TV. Hadn't Mason Reese made enough with his gremlin face and voice to retire before reaching fourth grade? , As vain and greedy as the next parent, we phoned immediately, telling ourselves it would be fun for Rachel and receiving the agency's assurance that there would be no charge for the audition. On Saturday morning the agency waiting room was jammed with anxious parents and the cleanest bunch of kids you've ever seen. Mothers leafed through catalogues of children's photos, glancing up at the scrubbed faces of their own youngsters, and glancing back at the professional photos. Wasn't their two-year-old as winning as this one, featured on the carton of tinker toys? How much hamburger could their cute little toddler earn with a simple smile? Rachel was called into the video room — no parents allowed. We could hear the photographer asking for happy faces, sad faces,.poem recitals and the concluding request which sent Lew up the wall - "Say by-by from Hollywood!" One week later the president of the agency gave us the results of Rachel's screen test. "She looks great. Can you come in next Saturday and talk about Rachel's future?" Surrounded by photos of children demonstrating toys eating packaged cereals and smiling, smiling, smiling, a man who looked like Fred Allen with bad teeth explained that the agency wanted to "merchandise" Rachel. ''Merchandising her will mean photographs and a videotape that we can supply." That word merchandising made us feel we were considering the proposal of a white slave trader. We learned that a still session usually lasted three or four hours and paid $10 an hour, while a TV session paid a minimum of $1G5.90. She would probably be called only a few times a year, always on a week day, unless she really took hold and then she could command more money. The contract he laid before us required us to sign up for three years at a total cost of $138 plus $12 a year for updating the photos plus 20 per cent of Rachel's earnings — 10 per cent to their agency and another 10 per cent to the agency which did the placement. Wait a minute! This outfit was just a middleman operation. We were being asked to pay double the standard fee of 10 per cent. Besides, except for our marriage, I had made it a policy never to sign up for three years of anything. When we told the salesman we would let him know, he said he had only a limited number of openings. I thought to myself, at $138 a family, he would sign up the entire city if he could. On the way out we heard a disgusted voice from the filming room. "You can't make these damn kids smile anymore. Lew and I looked at each other, relieved that we didn't have to merchandise Rachel. Fragrant Fresh Apple Scallop Made With North Carolina Crop It's not too soon to iliink fresh apples, thanks to the fact that North Carolina sends the e.ulieM of the season's good ealing apples to market in late Auuust and early September. Due to ideal weather conditions in ihe mountain orchards cool nights and warm days. Red and tiolden Delicious apples are in the market now. Get your share for euting out of hand - juicy, fresh, great- tasting - and make a fine, old-fashioned Fresh Apple Scallop to surprise the folks for dessert tonight. Other good vva>!> lo enjo> these early eating apples are in salads and in fresh fruit cups where their tangy crispness is a pleasant contrast to softer fruits. How long since you made fresh applesauce? It's worth a batch just lo smell that fine fragrance in your kitchen. You can have the first fresh apple pie of the season extra early too. ntm that North Carolina's .ipples are here. H\erybody loves apples, so get your family's share. 1 resh Apple Scallop 6 Red Delicious apples ' teaspoon nutmeg 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon ->4 cup unsifted all-purpose Hour '- cup butter or margarine I cup packed light brown sugar •'-» cup hot water Hiiro, core and dice apples; sprinkle with lemon juice. In small bowl mix together flour, biown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cut in bulter with p,.*ti> bleiulei or 2 knises until mixture resembles coarse meal. Place ': of apples in buttered Ib-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with half of ..ruinb.v v.o\er with remaining sliced apples, pour hot watei ovei all and sprinkle with remaining ciumbs. Bake in 350'F o\en I 1 2 hours Makes: 6 lo S serungs. eHSx:^^ exaooogooexxaoooooooQ By Abigail Van Buren *, W4 *)r Chicago -N. Y. Ntwt Xxnd., Inc. More about schnozz-size stereotypes DEAR ABBY: I have been saddened and amused by the number of letters in your column from people who were upset by the size of their noses. The mother who couldn't love her baby because of its big schnozz hit me hard. To me, a prominent nose is beautiful. Look at Cleopatra. A little button-nos3 may be "cute," but give me the beauty and character of a nose that is proud and prominent! We are all entitled to our own standards of beauty. Why should we let Madison Avenue sterotypes lead us around by the nose? KNOWS NOSES DEAR KNOWS: We shouldn't. Which inspires the following limerick: There once was a beauty named Rose, A Puritan life-style she chose. Lechers galore she would show to the door, Would you say she was saved by her NO'S? (Edgar Allen Po-Po) DEAR ABBY: I would like to say something about that young mother who was depressed because she thought her infant daughter was too homely to take out in public. I'm glad you sent that mother to a psychiatrist because she is desperately in need of treatment. If she doesn't take your advice and go, I'm afraid her daughter will be the one to end up on a psychiatrist's couch, getting treated for her inferiority complex. That is what happened to me. When I was a little girl, my mother drummed into me that 1 was homely. I grew up believing it. I let myself got fat and sloppy. I never cared how I looked because I thought that I was so hopelessly ugly, nobody could care for me. I also became very promiscuous. That was the only way I could get a boy to pay any attention to me. My self-esteem was about as low as it could get. At age 17, I had had three abortions, so my mother sent me to a psychiatrist. Meanwhile, she sobbed, "I'll never understand that child. I gave her everything." My psychiatrist explained that small children believe everything their parents tell them and that my problems began when my mother convinced me that I was homely. "TWENTY TWO AND NOT HOMELY ANYMORE" Annual Christmas fair planned by EHC —Wanda Williams photo with Star camera MRS. IVAN BRIGHT and Mrs. Perry Henley are shown here looking for ideas to be made and displayed at the Hempstead County Extension Homemakers Annual Christmas Fair. This year the fair is to be held earlier to give homemakers more time to work on the various gift and decoration items that will be shown. Free instructions will again be available for all displayed items to those attending the November 1 event. POLLY'S POINTERS Playpen holes are mesh mess By Polly Cramer ===== Polly's Problem DEAR POLLY — I borrowed a wide mesh playpen and my cat tore several holes in it. Is there some way 1 could mend this? The only thing 1 could think of is to crochet a chain stitch and then crochet it into the broken ends. Please help me. - ALMA. DEAK POLLY - My Pet Peeve is with string that often sticks out from buttons on ready-made clothes, ravels at a mere touch and then a button is lost. Also I wish the manufacturers of containers with caps < like spray cans) would make the tops large enough to slip over the bottom of the can while using the product. Would save looking for and losing a lot of misplaced tops. - HELEN DEAR POLLY - I hope 1 have help for Gerne who shrunk her Italian hand knit sweater by washing it in the washer 1 had the same problem. The following was given me b> a friend but not until after 1 had disposed of the ruined sweater. Add one cup white vinegar to a gallon of water enough to cover the sweater. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for a little while. Let sweater cool in that water and then wash as usual. I also suggest that Feme put vinegar in her rinse water to keep lint from clinging to her clothes - MRS.M.F.E. DKAJt ABHY: That disturbed young mother who couldn't "love" her baby because it had such a homely nose prompts me to write this. I recently visited a young (and very handsome) couple who have a niiu'-mnnth-old baby. Nn one warned me, so I wasn't prepared for what 1 saw when they brought her out. She was positively the homeliest baby I had ever soon. Unusually homely! 1 was at a loss for what to say, so 1 just said, "Hi, darling baby!" She smiled, her eyes twinkled and her homely little face lit up as she held out her arms to welcome me as a now friend. Within minutes I knew the secret of that baby's charm. Her parents treated her as though she were an exquisitely beautiful and beloved treasure by letting her know what a loved baby she was. Consequently, she is exactly what they hold her to be—a beautiful treasure. Within minutes one forgets that she is not a very pretty baby, because it doesn't really matter. Her personality is sunny, lovable and responsive. Parents of "homely" babies can learn a lot from this couple. I did. ' AFHIEND DEAR FRIEND: And I'll wager so did many otherfi. DEAR ABBY: Please print this for the mother who was so "depressed" because her baby had .such a large nose. Our first baby was a beautiful little girl. There was only one problem. She was'horn with "spinri bifida"— an open spine. Our baby is only four months old and she has had, to date, surgery five times. Abby, instead of this mother looking at her baby and crying because of her large nose, she should be crying for joy and thanking God for having blessed her with n healthy baby. She doesn't know how luckv she is. DON AND JOAN Everyone bus n problem. What's yours? For u personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, L.A., Calif. 9006!). Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send SI to Abigail Van burcn, 132 Liusky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. Mrs. Voss speaks at U.B.C.meet The Pat Cleburne Chapter of The United Daughters Of The Confederacy met Thursday, September 5 at twelve o'clock noon at the Holiday Inn for a luncheon meeting. Mrs. Harry Whitworth, president called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance and The salute to America, Arkansas and Confederate Flags were read aloud by Mrs. Roy Taylor. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mrs. Pauline Mat- Hospilal Notes BRANCH GENERAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: B.V. Jester, Patmos. DISMISSED: Mrs. Una Anderson, Hope. NEW ARRIVAL Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jackson, Prescott, boy born September 9. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Mrs. Preston Sinyard, Mrs. Nobie Oiler, Mrs. Vera Qullin, Mrs. Richard Leonard, Jim Butler, Robbie Monk, all of Hope; Mrs. Johnny Wake, Emmet. DISMISSED: Mrs. Thelina Beene, Mrs. Kffie Cook, Mrs. Wayne Loe, Mrs. Mary Jamison, Mrs. Ida Scott, all of Hope; Mrs. Hattie Archer, Washington. NEW ARRIVAL Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Wake, Emmet, boy born September 'J. thews gave the President General's message. Mrs. Roy Taylor and Mrs. Pauline Matthews were elected to serve as delegates to the state convention to be held in Texarkana October 8, 9, and 10th. Mrs. C. B. Voss gave a most interesting program on Shiloh where the United Daughters Of The Confederacy has erected a $50,000 monument on the battlefield where 23,741 men were lost during The War Between The States. Tips To make a nutritious and delicious cold fruit drink for your youngsters, whirl together in an electric blender a cup of sliced fresh peaches (peeled), a cup of milk and a cup of finely cracked ice. This will provide 2 large, 3 medium or 4 small servings Pumpkin pie spice is convenient to use, but look for one that is made of spice and does not contain artificial color or flavoring. Read the label! Usually pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg. Evening C'rat'ts A long sleeve, knitted evening gown with a mulching floor-length sleeveless coat displays your talent with needlework at its best. FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 LADIES SPECIALTY SHOP t.MMll'Kl.sh See us for prompt and courteous service in filling your prescriptions. Village RexullDrug Village Shopping ('enter Women '$ news Mrs* i n tn>lli> Hnji'i A H n./ii. ttinl 4 " ***. Calendar of *>v<*nt& Wednesday, September 11 Hempstead County Extension Homemaker Club officers and Board of Directors meet Wednesday at the Experiment Station Hut for officer training and to plan educational projects. Guest instructors for the morning will be Annette Rogers, Hope Star Women's News Editor, and Penny Gary, Woman's Program Director KXAR. Other club officer sessions will be led by Mrs. Ernest Graham, County E.H. Council President; Mrs. Perry Henley, County Vice-President; and Mrs. A.E. Dillard, County Secretary-Treasurer. 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 Keescy 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 Hempstead Association for Retarded Citizens will meet Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 at the Village Rexall Drug Store. The B&PW Club will meet Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at the Town and Country Restaurant. Mrs. Majorie Rogers, membership chairman, is in charge of the program. The speaker will be U.S. secret service agent W. R. Hoskyns. 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. Melrose E.H.C. will meet Thursday, Septembei 12 at 2 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Perry Henley. First United Methodist Church The Task Group will meet Thursday, September 12, at 10 a.m. in the Church parlor. The Hempstead County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m. in the hospital dining room. Friday, September 13 Country Club Card night (buffet, bridge, pitch) will be held Friday, September 13, at the Club. Buffet will be served at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call by 7 p.m. Thursday, 3378, 2637, or 9944. Saturday, September 14 The Elks will have a special early Fall dance, Saturday, September 14. Music will be by "The Butch Holder Band". For reservations call, 772-9122. Guests are welcome. Tuesday, September 17 The American Legion Auxiliary Leslie Huddleston Unit 12 will meet Tuesday, September 17 in the home of Mrs. J. W. Branch at 2:30 in the afternoon. (Please note change of time.) The September program will be on membership and music. Cub Scout Pack 62 will have a pack meeting at 7 p.m. at Garland School Cafeteria, Tuesday, September 17. If you are 8-10 years old and would like to join see Cubmaster, Jim Gary or Den Leader Coach, Penny Gary. Thursday, September 19 The First Christian Church youth will sponsor a Chicken- Spaghetti Supper Thursday, September 19, the night of the Centennial Grand Premiere. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church and will close at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Ruth Rettig will be in charge of the food. Tickets are now on sale, adults, $1.50 and children under 12, $1. Tickets may be bought from any youth of the church, or Rephans or The Shields Co. or by calling 3575. Sales will close the 17th. Golden Age Club meets Seventeen members of the Golden Age Club met at the Douglas Building at 1:30 on Thursday. Mrs. Ada May White gave a book report on S.I. McMillen's book, "None of These Diseases." During a business meeting, the Club voted to present a book to the Library of Unity Baptist Church in memorial to Bro. George W. Hooten. Mrs. Trudy Baker won the door prize. Refreshments of drinks and. cookies were served. * * * —Support your local merchants. 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