The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 5, 1961 · Page 6
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 6

Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, October 5, 1961
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& THE OTTAWA HERALD Thursday, October 5, 1961 TFSCS Gives Annual Dinner Trinity Methodist W.S.C.S. gave its annual Golden Age dinner yesterday with 38 guests present. The society president, Mrs Howard Fisher, gave the welcome and Mrs. Emile Barnes, the response. Mrs. Walter Bolen introduced guests. Giving the invocation preced ing the meal was Mrs. Free Proffitt. At the close of the dinner, Mrs. Roy Armstrong, the pastor's wife, gave a talk. There were musical numbers by the Sweet Adelines quartet composed of Mrs. Lee Milton, Mrs. Law rence Otl, Mrs. June Willhite and Mrs. Chester Bechtle. A circl benediction was the closing program number. It was announced at a shor business session that Mrs. Pro! fitt will teach a study course, "The Meaning of Suffering", which will start on Oct. 20. On Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary, a service will observe the starting of the Week of Prayer and Self Denial. It was announced the society will send school supplies to World Community Day, and that the fall district meeting will be held all day at First Church on Oct. 19. Harmony Club Cindy Spratt and Mindy Rodgers entertained the Harmony Music Club Tuesday evening at the home of Mindy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Rodgers. Members played piano solos. Mrs. L. D. Spratt and Cindy and Mrs. Rodgers and Mindy served refreshments. Eleven members, 10 guests, and the club sponsor, Mrs. R. L. Stevens, were present. Celeste Campbell will entertain the club on Nov. 7. opens soon Wards NEW NEW Self Service Ann Landers \ Think! It May Never Happen ANN FASHION PRIZE — The flared skirt of this new style swings gracefully from a dropped waistline. Jewel neckline and short sleeves are other features. There is texture contrast in the nubby weave rayon and acetate fabric. 4 West Side Story' Cost A Bundle By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) —For the superlative-minded, "West Side Story" is the most expensive musical film ever made. It's also one of the best. How can the brothers Mirisch spend $6 million on a musical? Especially one with a single expensive star—Natalie Wood at $250,000? Take a high-priced stage property. Add a year's preparation with top talent—$250,000 on screen tests alone. Rehearse for three months. Shoot for half a year. Do it in color, stereo sound and 70mm film. The bill mounts. Profit or no, the film version was worth the chance. There has never been greater dancing on the screen; 1 Number after number stirred Hollywood previewers to applause. The theme seems forbidding for a musical. It is the story of a power clash between a native New York City gang and another of Puerto Rican newcomers. Two lovers, one from each side, are caught in the middle. "West Side Story" is really a dance opera. The powerful dances of Jerome Robbins and the highly charged music of Leonard Bernstein are perfect for the milling and rumbling of the New York gangs. But the device has its drawbacks, especially in dramatic moments. When the brother and sweetheart of the leading actresses is killed, the girls break into a duet. Credibility is strained. Otherwise you're with the warring Jets and Sharks all the way, fascinated with their animal energy and appalled by their violence. Robert Wise, as producer and co-director, has done a fine job of holding the story together "West Side Story" is a star- making film. Natalie Wood, dis appointing as Marjorie Morning star, comes through as a top dramatic actress. Richard Bey mer as her ill-starred lover is en gaging and effective; he'll be around for a long time. Russ Tamblyn is tough and gymnastic, and Rita Moreno does her best work *to date. George Chakiris, leader of the Puerto Rican gang, is a real find. He's got star quality. The film has one jarring note. The law is represented by a gorilla-like cop and a detective who is brutal and bigoted. This Dear Ann Landers: I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but since human problems are the same all over the world, I think you can help me. My husband is an only son. He is devoted to his thrice-divorced mother although she gave him to an aunt for raising. Before we married I made it clear I did not want to share quarters with her. He agreed, but asked if she might occupy our new flat while we honeymooned. I said "Fine." When we returned she was settled in our place and made no mention of leaving. After two months I insisted that we find another flat because he didn't have the nerve to a s k her to leave. Now my husband wants to start a family but I fear eventually his mother will ask to live with us and he will be too gutless to refuse. I will then be trapped. Perhaps the time to end the marriage is now, when there are no children.—WORRIED Dear Worried: If you are seeking an excuse to end your marriage or put off having a family, this is as good as any. It would be foolish, however, to take such a drastic step in anticipation of a problem which may never materialize. Simply adhere to your position of a separate roof for Mama and adopt a positive approach toward your marriage. It will work — if you want it to. Dear Ann: I'm 18 and expecting a baby in three months. My boy friend refused to marry me although we went steady for two years and we talked about marriage a lot- I was so heartbroken and ashamed I told him I never wanted to see him again. I decided to put my child up for adoption. Last night his mother came over to talk to me. This is the first I've heard from her since I got in a family way although she has known for quite some time. She offered to pay all medical expenses plus $500 if I would give my baby to her sister-in-law. Her sister-in-law has been married for 13 years and has had five miscarriages. She is 42 and having a difficult time getting a baby through an agency. My head is swimming from all the advice I've had. I've decided to do as you say. — BITTER TEARS Dear Bitter Tears: If you sell your baby to this boy's aunt it will be the second biggest mistake of your life. Haven't you suffered enough? Do you want the additional pain of watching your child grow up under your very nose — probably unable to get near him except on phony pretexts? Tell the woman no — then continue with your plan to put the child up for adoption through a licensed agency. Carry Out Musical Theme Ottawa University Worn ens Club carried out the musical theme of "Getting to Know You" for decorations and program last evening. The supper meeting was in Martin Hall. Mrs. R. N. Bundy prepared the program. Hostesses were Mrs. Allen Troutman, Mrs. John Bacon, Mrs. Gene Miller, Mrs. Horton Presley, Mrs. Ervil Thiel and Mrs. Carl Bobbish. ell, Lyle and Lin; Mr. and Mrs. James E. Martin; Mr. and. Mrs. Lee Roberts; Mrs. Vernon Stewart and Tammy Lea, and Docia Martin, Ottawa; Mr, and Mrs. Homer Bishop, Princeton; and a son of the guest, Leo Martin, and his family, Mrs. Martin, Sandra, Patsy and Cindy, who came from Purdy in time for the dinner. All returned to their homes Saturday after attending a dinner at the Homer Bishop home. Dear Ann: I can't let you get away with this any longer. You keep telling kids they should take music lessons even if they hate it "because it's good for you." Don't you know this only makes kids hate it more? I'm a grown man now but I have vivid memories of the agonies I suffered practicing the trombone. I was tone deaf and had no sense of rhythm. The neighbors upstairs used to knock on our floor with a hammer. The neighbors downstairs pounded their ceiling with a broom handle. We had fights every day. I can still hear my mother yelling "Practice! Lessons cost money!" I have three children and when we want music in our house we turn on the radio or spin a few records. Peace, it's wonderful.-POP Dear Pop: Yes? And who makes that music? Probably musicians who hated to practice when they were young- Beta Gammas View Film Beta Gamma guest speaker Tuesday evening was Dr. James E. Wallen who showed a film entitled, "The Best Things in Life are Free". It included Ottawa scenes showing the colors of nature. Mrs. L. M. Shaughnessy was in charge of the business session. Assisting the hostess, Mrs. Ray B. Kelly, was Mrs. Lee Shelden Refreshments were served to 20 member and Dr. and Mrs. Wai len. Family Dinner Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Rodgers Princeton, entertained at a family dinner Friday evening in honor of a sister, Mrs. Clarence E. Martin, Purdy, Mo., who is visiting relatives for a week. Present were Mr. and M r s George Scott, Jewell, Carol, Low Maza Evans Circle Meets Mrs. Fred Shoemaker conducted the Maza Evans W.M.S. Circle meeting in North Baptist Church yesterday, and Mrs. J. H. Kirkwod gave devotions. The >ove gift offering amounted to $9.20. Giving the lesson topic, "Laborers Together", was Mrs. Olive Baxter, assisted by Mrs. Emmett Taylor, Mrs. Marion Ikenberry, Mrs. Clyde Zielsdorf, Mrs. Floyd Perkins, Mrs. A. W. Reefer and Mrs. Jess Nicholson. Fifteen members and two children attended. Program On Communism Mrs. A. C. Carpenter presided at the Woman's Association meeting Wednesday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Ellsworth Caylor arranged the program on "Communism", a panel discussion with Mrs. Wallace Hart and Mrs. S. S. Bergsma assisting. Mrs. Douglas Gleason gave devotions. Hostesses were Mrs. Russell Crites, Mrs. James Corn's, Mrs. Nelce Isham, Mrs. William Hull, Mrs. Bruce Bredeson, Mrs, Robert Conaty, Mrs. Ted Coons, Mrs. Howard Smith, Mrs. Carl Igel and Mrs. Harold Tickner. Socialettes Rotary Anns have cancelled the meeting scheduled for Oct. 10 with Mrs. W. G. Snedaker, as the Rotary Club has planned Ladies Night for that evening. There will be no meeting of Rotary Anns during October. Mary Reges, daughter of Mrs. Cecilian Reges, 104 S. Oak, has enrolled in Kansas City Business College where she is taking comptometer training. CASH--- Quickly! Economically! Classified Ads Sell Household Goods Dial CH 2-4700 NATALIE WOOD adds nothing to the plot and only underlines the gangs' belief the law is worthy of contempt. CH 2-3700 RCA Whirlpool DEALER FOR APPLIANCE M ^ S REPAIRED Washers - Air Cond. - Refr. Ranges, etc. ROY LAMBERT - Serviceman Let Us Show You that Good Service Makes the Difference . . . AND NO SMOKING Here's an old-time remedy for a sore throat—take a feather... dip it in kerosene... rub over the infected area. This is a case of the cure being worse than the illness. It's nice to know we don't have to rely on such ineffective and unpleasant "relief." So, don't take chances when your health is involved. When you're ill, your physician is the only person qualified to prescribe for your needs. Then, for prompt, professional service, bring his prescriptions to us. Kramer Drug Store Professional Pharmacy Complete Your Set Today IMPORTED CHINA 4-piece place setting WITH THE PURCHASE Of 8 GALLONS OF VICKERS GASOLINE 134 S. Main CH. 2-3055 CH 2-3547 Professional Bldg. Now available at your favorite Vickers service station — strikingly beautiful, dainty Golden Rhapsody place settings and service pieces... to win the admiration and praise of your friends and neighbors! Despite the fantastically low price made possible by your purchase of powerful Vickers regular or Ethyl gasolines, Golden Rhapsody is not plastic or pottery — but finest imported porcelain china ... advertised in Vogue Magazine at more than 5 times the price! Drive in... see the full display of Golden Rhapsody at any of the Vickers Service Stations listed below. Start your complete service for 6,8, or 12 — and so inexpensively, each time you add 8 gallons of Season-Blended Vickers Gasoline to your tank; Do it — today! COMPLETE YOUR SET FROM FULL OPEN STOCK! Covered Sugar Bow) 99c 12-inch Meat Platter $1.99 Sit t12 SMI Plata 99c Sit if 3 Fruit Ditto 99c Sit if 4 Extra Caps 99c Vif eUble Dltb $1.49 Gravy loat and Dish $1.99 VISIT YOUR VICKERS STATION TODAYI Andy's Service I 115 W. 7th St. Ottawa, Kans. Lunger Oil Co. 1039 N. Main Ottawa, Kans. Scott's Service Rt. No. 2 Ottawa, Kans. Davis Oil Co. Quenemo, Kansas

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