Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 17, 1974 · Page 3
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Tuesday, September it, 19f4 HOPE (ARk.) SfAH Page Three Oatmeal Cookies by Request By CECILV BROWNSTONE Associated Press Food Editor DEAR CECILY: 1 like to bake thin crisp oatmeal cookies. But my husband says his mother made big, soft, fat ones and that's what he'd like to taste again. Can you give me a recipe for these? — PLEASING WIFE. DEAR PLEASING WIFE: I hope the following recipe fits the bill. If not, let me know and I'll try again. - C.B. MEMORY COOKIES 3 cups flour, fork-stir well to aerate before measuring 3 /4 teaspoon baking soda % teaspoon salt 3 A teaspoon ginger >/2 cup shortening, soft % cup firmly packed dark brown sugar legg Vz cup molasses l k cup buttermilk 1 Ms cups quick-cooking oats Lemon Frosting, see below In a large mixing bowl thoroughly stir together the flour, baking soda, salt and ginger. Add shortening, sugar, egg, molasses and buttermilk. Beat until blended. Stir in oats. Tightly cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Divide dough in half and work with 1 portion at a time, keeping the other half refrigerated. On a floured pastry cloth, with a floured stockinet- covered rolling pin, roll out dough to Vi-inch thickness. Cut Mrs. Guerin wins award Mrs. Lloyd Guerin of Conway, formerly of Hope, won the theme award "Heritage "76" at the 18th annual Grand Prairie Festival of Arts in Stuttgart, September 13, 14 and 15 with her "Cotton Picker" entry. Jackie was presented a cash award. Mrs. Guerin is the daughter of Dr. Emmett Thompson of Hope. Attending the festival, which is one of the largest held annually in the State, were Dr. and Mrs. Emmett Thompson; Dr. Guerin's mother, Mrs. Agnes Guerin of Conway; and Mrs. Ruth Hill of Little Rock, sister of Mrs. Thompson. Is 'Antiquing' always best? By Jean Barnes Antiquing always looks so easy when you watch a demonstrator with paint brush and steel wool transform a family-battered object into an attractive piece of furniture. You may have succumbed to this vision and bought -a kit, only to procrastinate, not sure that the old piano or washstand will truly benefit from this treatment. Your quandary has no pat answer. These are some "rules of thumb" to guide you, however. lu an era when demand for antiques is far greater than the supply and nostalgia is the passw'ord, collectors are taking a second look at the less-than-perfect and the not- quite-antique pieces. Consider first the quality of the item. When new was it really a good piece of furniture, or, run of the mill, mass produced, without distinction or personality? Quality furniture in good coiulitio'n should never be subjected to anything that will detract from its original appearance. If in doubt, get the opinion of an expert. Consider, too, your reason for antiquing. Do you want to add color to your room or create from a variety of periods a harmonious blending of style? Antiquing will accomplish this but it isn t the only solution. If you are not sentimentally attached, you might sell the piece and buy exactly what you want. the condition of the piece also will determine to some extent what you do. Is it worth restoration? Experts generally agree that about 60 per cent of the original item should be left in restoration. Tins leaves quite a bit of room for repair and replacement if the item is a really fine and old one. If, after weighing the factors, you are still fence-sitting, get busy with some research. Find out what you have, how good it is and then decide whether to leave it alone or take the plunge. My personal opinion (for what it's worth) is that the beautiful natural grain of fine old woods such as \\ a 1 n u t. cherry, ash. mahogany, maple and others, should never, never be covered with paint. Well Shaped Sad-looking nails should be filed square and short with sides straight for support until they grow long enough to shape. OLDTIME OATMEAL COOKIES—They're big and on the soft side. out with a floured 3-inch round cookie cutter. With a wide metal spatula, transfer cookies to greased cookie sheets so they are a few inches apart. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Pipe Lemon Frosting in a spiral design onto each cookie or dribble on with a teaspoon. If cookies are made ahead and frozen, do not frost until after cookies are removed from freezer and thawed. Makes 2V4 to 2% dozen. Lemon Frosting: Beat togeth- er until smooth 1 cup confectioners' sugar and enough lemon juice (about 1 tablespoon) to make good consistency to use in a decorator's tube or drop from a teaspoon. Four hundred recipes are given in the illustrated "Cecily Brownstone's Associated Press Cookbook" available by sending $4.95 (check or money order made payable to "The Associated Press") to this newspaper in care of AP COOKBOOK, Box G4, Teaneck, N.J. 07666. Uncle wants applause for his wedding gift By Abigail Van Buren © 1974 by Tho Chicago Tribune DEAR ABBY: I was recently married. At the reception, my uncle handed me an envelope. I had no idea it was a check, but I put it in my pocket without looking at it. (There were over 300 people at the reception, and I was busy accepting congratulations.) Before we started for our honeymoon I opened the envelope and found a handsome check with a four-paged letter of advice on how to stay happily married (This uncle and his wife had been married for 34 years.) On our honeymoon, my wife and I composed what we thought was a very nice letter of thanks, and mailed it to my uncle and aunt. When we returned home, we found a very angry letter from my uncle ripping me up one side and down the other for not having the "good manners" to have opened the envelope at the reception, announcing his gift and reading his letter. I was shocked! Abby, had I opened the envelope at the reception, I wouldn't have made such an announcement. Was I in error? If so, I will apologize. BEWILDERED NEPHEW DEAR NEPH: It would have been improper for you to have announced your uncle's gift at the reception and an imposition on your guests. Your "apology" is quite unnecessary; but your publicity-seeking uncle owes you one. DEAR ABBY: Ours was an office romance. Mert was in accounting and 1 was a secretary to the president. Maybe opposites do attract, because I'm the vivacious, outgoing, gabby type, and Mert is quiet and more introverted. I had never met a kinder, more thoughtful man. After three years of marriage, we're having a planned baby in five months. I'm 28 and Mert is 30. Now the problem: I plan to take a six-month leave from work to have the baby and to return to work when the baby is three months old. Mert is going to quit his office job and stay home to keep house and care for our child. He has a fantastic way with children. I don't. Mert loves cooking and housekeeping. I hate it. Mert finds office work dull and boring. I love it. I've always earned much more than Mert. Do you think this could work out? Or do you think we're craz y? REVERSED ROLES DEAR REVERSED: Why not? If it doesn't, you aren't married to the plan. And no, I don't think you're crazy. I think you are to be envied. Few people have the courage to thumb their noses at the rule of thumb. DEAR ABBY: I read a claim of psychologists that the average person tells about 1,000 lies per year. Is that true? DESIRES PROOF DEAR DESIRES: What "psychologists"? Reliable statistics for such a study could be acquired only by taping every word uttered in one year by an "average" person (and there's another trap for you —who's to define who te average?) and then separating the truth from the lies. I doubt that such was every made. Moral: Don't believe everything you read. CONFIDENTIAL TO KEEPING MUM IN CONNECTICUT: You may mean well, but you're making no progress toward a better relationship. "Speech ia civilization itself. The word —even the most contradictory word—preserves contact. It is silence which isolates." (Thomas Mann) Everyone has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply, write to ABBY. Box No. 69700, L.A., Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send SI to Abigail Van Buren, 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly WU«, Calif. 90212. INSULATED HOUSE NOT A 'THERMOS BOTTLE' Thick insulation doesn't make a house a "thermos bottle," nor does it keep the burner of a gas or oil furnace from working properly. Air infiltration into a home depends upon the tightness of windows and doors. Gypsum board or plaster wall finish effectively blocks infiltration through walls. Insulation has no additional effect. Women^snews Mr*. Annette Rog Phone 777*3431 EHC women judge Miller county fair Calendar of events Tuesday, September 17 "Centennial Teens" will have their pictures taken at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 at the Mo-Pac Depot across from Jack's News Stand. Be in dress uniforms. 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 (j Penny Gary. ' The Third District Arts & Crafts Association will hold its monthly meeting in the Art Barn, September 17 at 7 p.m. A work detail is being planned in order to put the Barn in readiness for the upcoming Arts It Crafts show. Come dressed in work clothes and bring tools. Also bring items to this meeting for the show. A chuck-wagon lunch will be served by Club member, Doris Anderson. This is a most important meeting—each member should make an effort to attend. Thursday, September 19 The Daffodil Club will meet 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in the home of Mrs. Edwin Flagg, 1707 Summit Dr., with Mrs, Barry Hill as co-hostess. Mrs. Byron Cunningham will bring a program on preserving and drying flowers. 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 aid 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. Mrs. Ivan Bright will host the Rocky Mound Extension Homemakers Club at its regular meeting, Thursday, September 19, at 2 p.m. All members are urged to be present. Friday, September 20 The Hope Junior Auxiliary will sponsor its annual Spaghetti supper Friday, September 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the High School cafeteria. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Coming and going The Elks will have their annual Western Dance September 21. Leon Rausch and the Playboys will be featured. Reservations may be made by calling 772-9122. Guests are welcome. Jack Easterling, a senior business management major at Henderson State College, has been named cartoonist for the school paper The Oracle. He is one of six members of the college bowling team, and plays intramural football In the eight-team league. Jack, a 1971 graduate of Hope High School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Easterling, 334 Pritchard St. Debbie Gunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Gunter Jr. of Hope, was recently pledged to Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Group 6 of the First United Methodist Church has canceled its Thursday meeting until further notice. Chapter AEPEO will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the home of Mrs. Jim McKenzie. Hope Chapter No. 328 OES will have potluck dinner at 6:30p.m. September 19, following by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Strokes and Tammy of Waldo visited Sunday In the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hansford Long, POLLY'S POINTERS She would rather doggies wouldn't By Polly Cramer Polly's Problem = DEAR POLLY — The dogs in our neighborhood use my unfenced backyard as their bathroom. I want to know what I could do to keep it from being so messed up. Is there anything I could spray on the grass that would not hurt it but would keep the dogs away? 1 would appreciate some help and others must have had the same problem. — RUBY. DEAR POLLY - My Pet Peeve is with leaking milk cartons. Often one scarcely gets out of the store before a corner starts to go. We have to keep ours oti saucers in the refrigerator. Thank you so much for the toilet tissue Pointer. I am also going to use a roll of small-size paper towels for ironing long sleeves. - LILLIAN. DEAR POLLY - I would like to add another solution to N.G.S.'s problem with a father, 96, who falls and she cannot lift him. My mother is 86. When she came home from the hospital she, too, fell and I could not lift her. By holding her walker very steady and then helping her a bit she was able to get herself up. If one does not have a walker a sturdy straight chair could be used the same way. I hope this helps someone else who is faced with that panicky problem. — MILDRED. DEAR POLLY — When sewing on knit or any stretch fabric use a SMALL zigzag stitch if you do not have a regular stretch stitch attachment for your sewing machine. The seam can be pressed open easily. This allcnvs for more stretch than a regular stitch. Of course, polyester core thread is a must. When hand sewing with polyester thread pull it over beeswax before using a strand. This keeps the thread from knotting, twisting and clinging. A container with beeswax for this purpose can be bought at any notions counter. — MRS.W.P.B. PEAR POLLY — My mother taught me to put cookies or bread that I wanted to crush into crumbs to use in cooking in a plastic bag and do the crushing with the rolling pin. The plastic bag prevents a mess and extra crumbs can then be stored or frozen in the bag. When we moved into our new apartment we bought a lot of growing plants to make it look cheery and more homelike. The saucers that one buys to put under big pots were so expensive that I went to a Goodwill store and junk shops and found plates that cost between 10 and 30 cents each to use as saucers for my pots. I picked out all bone-colored china with different flower borders that are much prettier than the saucers. They were cheaper, too. - SARAH. V»» will receive a dollar if Polly ubes your favoriu h*me-making i*P». P*l Peeve. Polly's Problem or ,«lu- lion to a problem Write Polly »» care of this new —Photo by Dolores McBrldc with Star camera TIIKSE SIX IIEMPSTEAD County Extension Homemakers were in Fouke Thursday to judge'the Miller County Fair. Pictured are (seated) Mrs. Ardell Clark, Mrs. Howard Reece, Mrs. Arch Wylie; (standing) Mrs. Buster Gilbert, Mrs. Lawrence Easterling, and Mrs. Eugene Jines. Three of these homemakers, Mrs. Reece, Mrs. Wylie, and Mrs. Gilbert, will be chairmen of the Canning Show being held at the Third District Livestock Show this year. For more information on how to enter your home canned goods, come by the Extension Office in the County Courthouse or call 777-5771. Extension clubs hear lesson on home fires Mrs. C.R. Middlebrooks, 307 East 18th St., was hostess to the Baker Homemakers Extension Club at its Tuesday night meeting. Mrs. Lawrence Easterling brought a lesson on Escaping from Home Fires, with many safety ideas. Mrs. Otis Taylor read the secretary-treasurer's report, and Mrs. Easterling reported on the EH executive board meeting she attended. Members voted to change their meeting time to 7 p.m. The club presented past president Mrs. Ardell Clark an appreciation gift. Several members received gifts from their secret pals, and Mrs. Middlebrooks won the September surprise gift. Each member won a bingo prize. Mrs. Middlebrooks, new president, called the meeting to order with the group singing "The Whole World in His Hands", led by Mrs. O.F. Lloyd. The hostess gave an inspiring devotional on Luke 6, 27-28 and read the Thought of the Month. Cake, nuts, chips, and punch were served to the 12 members present. Members adjourned by repeating The Homumakers Prayer in unison. Mrs. Ardell Clark will be hostess for the October meeting. Safety leader Mrs. Wilton Mullins gave a lesson on Escaping from Homes Fires to the Shover Springs Extension Club which held its September meeting at the home of Mrs. Mullins, it president. Mrs. Howard Reece gave an eye-opener on discouraging skunks from making their home under residences by the use of moth balls. Moth balls could also be used in attics to get rid of insects. Two new members were enrolled in the club—Mrs. Montie Smith, and Mrs. Kenneth B. Wright. Members also voted to change their meeting dale to the third Thursday of each month. Next meeting will fall on October 17. Mrs. Arch Wylie lead the song "It Is No Secret." A poem on prayer was read by Mrs. Torn Bobo, vice president. Thought of the Month was: "The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart." Refreshments of mocha cake, home-made cookies, nuts, cokes and coffee, were served to the 12 women present. Hostess was Mrs. Bobbie Faye. Wedding dote set The marriage of Linda Self and Jimmy Rosenbaum will be solemnized at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 in the New Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Self is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gilbert of Fulton. Mr. Rosenbaum is the son of Orville Rosenbaum of Fulton and the late Mrs. Mable Rosenbaum. The Rev. Elbert O'Steen will perform the double-ring ceremony. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend. PTA to meet The Bodcaw PTA will'hold its first meeting of the year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in the high school library. This meeting will be the annual open house and introduction of teachers. Officers for the 1974-75 school year are Maxine Cornelius, president; Virginia Dillard, vice-president; Mary Lynn Loe, secretary-treasurer; Jan Hastings, reporter; and Betty Rowe, historian. Nurses conference ... Ill | Hospital Notes w/// be held Sept. 24 BRANCH GENERAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Mrs. Thalia West, Mrs. Karen Simpson, Hope; Mrs. Bonnie Walton, Perrytown; Mrs. Lillie Smith, Columbus. DISMISSED: Mrs. Kathy Smith, Mrs. Esther Beard, Hope. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Mrs. Jim Stone, McCaskill; Dwayne Jackson, Prescott; Jessie Porter, Washington; Jeff Holt, Joe B. Brown, Mrs. Donnie L. Conklin, Hope DISMISSED: Miss Lillie Clark, Besty Franks, Roy Bullard, Mrs. Tommy Joe Pauley and baby, all of Hope; Donnie Ruthiford, Larry Ruthiford, Rosston. Green vegetables are as a rule cooked covered, but if you lift the lid of the utensil a few times during the cooking this will help the vegetables to stay green. FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 LADIES SPECIALTY SHOP On Tuesday, September 24, District 28, Texas Nurses Association will sponsor a conference for registered nurses entitled "Future Shock in Nursing Leadership". Guest speaker will be Dr. Oscar P. Mink, visiting professor of Community Colleges, Department of Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin. The conference will be held in the student center ballroom at Texarkana Community College. A registration fee of $10 per person ($7.50 for TNA members) will be charged to cover the cost of consultant fees, coffee and handout material. Registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. : with the lecture "Future Shock and Nursing". Participants will break for lunch at 12:30. After lunch (at nearby restaurants) the program will resume at 1 p.m. with the topic "Leadership ' Skills and Nursing". Continuing education (CERP) points will be given to all desiring them. ; Cold Shoulder Using cold water for your final hair rinse makes the tiny hair fibers lie all in one direction. This gives hair extra shine and smoothness. Saenger THEATRE PLUS M1CRIN PLUS 18 OZ. .85 Tuesday-Wednesday "THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE" Starts Thursday CLINT EASTWOOD "THUNDERBOLT and LIGHTFOOT" SHOWER TO SHOWER 4 OZ. 2/1.00 13 oz. 1.00

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