Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 13, 1969 · Page 3
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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 3—A POLLY'S POINTERS Easy Way to Fix Snags in Knits By POLLY CRAMER DEAR POLLY — The easiest way for me to fix snags in knit garments is to insert carefully a wire needle threader through die base of the snag from the underneath side of the garment, catch the snag in the wire loop and carefully pull the thread to the wrong side. Sometimes I find a few anchor stitches or a knot is necessary to hold it there. Usually on the fine knits just pulling the loose thread to the wrong side is enough. —DOROTHY DEAR POLLY — A neighbor who moved 1 away told me how to make a perfect container for diapers. I never made it but need one badly. It was to be hung fron the knob on the back of a door . A coat hanger was used as the base and a sheet or something heavier used. I believe two boards made the shelves within the structure and it tapered from top to bottom. Surely some of the readers have done this and could! tell me how to make one. KATHY DEAR POLLY — I would say the only answer to Jackie's in- time. I found out the hard way. to have it resilvered and then hang in a place where the direct sunlight will not strike it. This will ruin a mirror every time. If ound out the hard way. -EDNA DEAR POLLY — Jackie wanted her foggy mirror to shine again and I suggest she mix two parts water and one part vinegar and wash it with this, dry with a clean cloth. The fogginess should come right off. —ANN DEAR READERS and Edna: A mirror manufacturing company advised me that direct sunlight does not affect the silvered back of a mirror but yellows the glass. If the fog is on the glass it is usually caused by moisture that has gotten in the silver or by age so resilvering is the only remedy. When the fog is on the outside. Ann's remedy could be used or any preferred glass cleaner. —POLLY DEAR POLLY — We cut our boy's hair at home. I think the best thing to drape around their shoulders is plastic wrap. The static from the plastic catches the hair and the plastic molds around the boys' shoulders. I use two overlapping strips, like a deep cape collar and the clean up is easy with no more messy towels to wash. — MRS. D.V.E. ALICE WILLIAMS Miss Alice Williams has again been named to the Dean's List at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. To be eligible for this academic honor a student must receive a 3.5 or better out of a possible 4 point average. Miss Williams, a senior at Northwestern, is majoring in the history of art. Last summer she studied at the University of Florence, Florence, Italy. After the completion of her studies, she travelled extensively in Italy, Greece, Switzerland, France and England. She is cultural chairman for her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, recently was one of fifteen girls at Northwestern chosen as candidates for homecoming queen. Miss Williams is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Alvin Lacy Williams of the Richvicw Road. MISS MIRA JANE SHANNON Rev. and Mrs. Edward L- Shannon are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Mira Jane, to Stephen F. Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shaw, all of this city. The bride-elect is a senior at Waltonville high school. The prospective bridegroom is a 1968 graduate of the Mt. Vernon high school and is now serving with the U. S. Navy, attending hospital school at Great Lakes, 111. Plans are being made for a March wedding.. DEAR ABBY . . Everyone Deserves Love, Understanding Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: You may be unable to help me, but perhaps you can offer an opinion. How does a decent, deeply religious widow overcome her desires to be kissed and loved? After being married 44 years with only one man in her life, widowed a year, not exactly ancient (62), one lives only with memories, constantly revived by TV and books, all ending in sex, and while pleasant to review, they bring to life desires that are difficult to sup- fress. Having once had pure gold, I could not replace it with brass No man however good could ever take the place of the one I lost, yet isn't it evil to harbor desires such as mine? This writer feels ashamed and unclean, and she is miserable beyond words. Please try to help me. ALONE DEAR ALONE: You have no cause to feel "ashamed" or "unclean" because your natural desires remain undiminished as a widow of 62. Instead of trying to "overcome" your desires to be loved, look for someone who's in the same boat — to whom you can give love. And don't be so quick to evaluate the "metal." You need an ally, not an alloy. DEAR ABBY: My twin sister and I have the same problem. About a month ago our whole family was involved in an automobile accident. There were no serious injuries but our parents were scared out of their wits and gave us strict orders that we were not to ride in cars. We both have steady boy friends and this rule is causing problems. Our boy friends are good, careful drivers and had nothing to do with this accident. Is this fair? Help. 18 and 18 DEAR "18": No, but time will solve your problem. I predict that in due time the memory of the accident will fade, and so will the "rule." DEAR ABBY: If you should get a letter saying, "DEAR ABBY, my husband and I are not able to communicate because it will be from my wife. But before you answer it, let me fill you in on a few facts: She's right. I don't tell her anything anymore because every time I open my mouth to say something, she butts in, finishes it, and tells me where I'm wrong. You see, she reads two newspapers every day and has her television on from morning until night, which makes her an "authority" on postively everything, altho she contradicts herself and invariably gets her facts all mixed up. I zim a responsible man and abreast of all the local national and international news, so it's not like I was down in a pit all day completely oblivious to what's going on. So now I just say good morning and good night Sign Me "NOT TALKING" CONFIDENTIAL TO ANYONE FOR WHOM IT IS NOT YET TOO LATE: Don't make the mistake so many parents (who can afford it) make — giving their children expensive gifts instead of time and thoughtful guidance. The only real security children will ever have in this life will come from whatever ability they develn to get along with each other and to make their own way, not from material things. Everybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cfd., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Hate to Write Letters? Send $1 To Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 For Abby's Booklet "How To Write Letters For All Occaisons." SERVE THE BEST Of GOURMET FOODS From Crigg's J The Prime Beef People Shop At Home The Convenient Way By Phone For Personalized Seivice And Fine Values CALL 242-6411 FREE DELIVERY 3 Times Daily Downtown Actoss From City Hail m Van Dorn Unit The Van Dorn Unit of Home Extension will meet January 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Louise Piper on 1 ho Wallonville Road. All members are urged to attend. Visitoi-s are welcome. Salem South W.M.U. The VV.M.U. quarterly meeting of the Salem South Baptist Association will meet at Park Avenue Baptist church Tuesday. January 14 at 10:00 o'clock. Mrs. Loran Bumpus, W.M.U. director, will be in charge of the meeting. The theme will be "Christ The Only Hope For Joy And Peace". Mrs. Albert Shull will give the devotion. Mrs. Kenneth Hall will present the calendar of prayer for the missionaries. The morning message will be delivered by Rev. C. W. Coats, pastor of the East Side Baptist church. There will be a covered dish luncheon at the noon hour. The afternoon program will consist of coordinating mission action by Mrs. Kenneth Hall and Mrs. Clayton Johnson. •Dr. Andy Hull F.T.A. The Dr. Andy Hall Parent.-Tea, clior Association will meet Thursday. January 1(5 at 6:30 p.m. at the school for a pot luck dinner, honoring "Dad Night*'. Charles Croiser. minister of i (he Cherry Street Church of j Christ will be the guest speaker. I Mothers are asked to bring a I salad or vegetable covered dish. The Sadie Robbins Circle will meet Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of Mrs. Marie Bean, 806 S. 26th street. The lesson leader is Mrs. Mary Jane Welsh, and devotions will be given by M-s Ruth Gibson. The Jennings Circle will meet Tuesday at 1:30 with Mrs. Paul Cumins, 1718 Cherry. Devotions will be given by Mi's. Minnie Tur- rentinc, and lesson by Mrs. Eertha Riley. St. Mary's Home And School Association St. Mary's Home And School Association will meet Tuesday, January 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the all purpose room of the school. All interested adults of the parish are invited to attend. Camp Ground Unit The Camp Ground Unit of Home Extension will meet Tuesday, January 14 at the home of Mrs. Mildred Wood, 2410 Casey at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Socially Yours By NADINE i M/Sgl. Robert Nelson Riggs of Kelley Air Force Base, Tex., is i visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Parley Riggs of the Waiton- ville Road and his sisters Mrs. Maxine Dycus and Mrs. Freda! Hughoy and other relatives and i friends in the Mt. Vernon area. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Glatz of this city spent Sunday afternoon with his nephew, Raymond Glatz and family in Belleville. Mission Cidcles Of ITiist Baptist Church The Rebecca Anderson Circle will meet Tuesday afternoon, January 14th, at 1:00, at the home of Mrs. Alvin Garrison, 905 Oakland Avenue. Lesson leader, Mrs. Georgianna Schultz. Bring Bibles for Bible study. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reid and Master Michael House spent Sunday in Chester with Mrs. Reid's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Given. MISS TERRY EDS ON Richard Edson is announcing the engagement of his daughter, Terry, to Rickey L. Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dycus, all of this city. The bride-elect is a graduate of the Mt. Vernon high school and is employed at Good Samaritan Hospital. The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of the Mt. Vernon high school and is stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Keesler, Miss. Wedding plans are incomplete. TIZZY ^•^(SJV b y Kate 0sann Mrs. Laura Sallee of Route 7, Mt. Vernon will be 80 years old, January 16 as we were told in a telephone call from her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Sitch. Lining a garment Is simple and, with. looHely woven fabrics, almost essential since it keeps the fabric in shape over areas that, get the most, stress and strain. Two Ways There are two ways of lining a sktrt. The first is to treat the fabric and the lining as one. The other is to make a lining within the garment and not attached to the seams. Two Layers Lining and fabric are cut and marked identically. On a flat surface, place lining over the fabric (wrong sides facing) ; smooth flat and pin in place. Stitch both pieces together all the way around each garment part except the hemline. Baste through the centers of each dart. It is most important that the lining lies flat on the garment fabric without wrinkles. Check this before assembling garment. are measuring to turn up the hem, cut away the -lining at the hemline to eliminate excess bulk and stitch the hem to the lining only. No stitches should show on theright side of the garment. Or Choose This Lining and garment fabria are cut and marked identical* ly just as in the method above. But now the lining and the garment are sewn separately. "Please pay him a little extra, Father—he's taking me to the movies tonight!" BARBS Hand baste the hemline. Assemble the parts of the skirt, treating the two layers as though they were one. When the skirt is completed and you The.lining is then inserted into the garment and attached at the waistline. The lining will now hang free. Each is hemmed separately, the lining, is one-half inch shorter than the hem of skirt. The zipper should be applied to the fabric only. The lining can then be- hand sewn to the zipper. Lining for Lace If you have lace as your fabric, it should be lined. If sheerness is desired (such as in the sleeve areas) line the lace with tulle or net. The remainder of the garment should be lined with silk or rayon lining. No hem allowance is needed for a lace dress, rather the hemline is faced with two- inch horsehair braid and stitched to the inside of the skirt for a soft hem. Exceptions There are fabrics that do not need lining for they have a bonded backing that help to keep even a loose weave from stretching. However, the fashion trend is toward softer, fluid lines and the couturier originals are invariably lined. By PHIL PASTORET j If you're waiting for the I phone to ring, get in the show- j er. * * * I If you can recall swiping ice slivers from the iceman's horse-drawn wagon, you have remarkable eyesight to be able to read this item at your age. * * * Meanest man in town is the fellow who leaves yesterday's paper on the bus seat. HUMOR THE THINKING CHILD A child about to receive an injection put on a bold front until the very last minute, when he saw the approaching needle. Then he learned over and whispered to the doctor, "I think I hear your mother calling you." Roughing it, 1968-style: being the only family in the neighborhood with black-and-white television. BETTY CANARY People To Avoid In 1969 One of the predictions I sincerely hope will not come true In the r.ear future is the package deal, including a new car with the "basic home package." That basic home package (My New House is what most of us call it) already includes stove, refrigerator, automatic washer and the like, thereby lumping many mortgages in one money lender's basket. With service records being what they arc, I don't see having only one place where T can complain. The oih": prediction is the one about placing contraceptive vending machines in public buildings and on college campuses. Sex does not belong on the same level as bubblegum, cigarettes and chocolate bars. And while we're on the subject of what hopefully can be avoided in 1969, let's include some of those people. Surely the lead- off position still belongs to the salesclerk insisting the name of the customer is Dearie. Close second place still goes to the customer who calls a salesclerk Hon. Others to bo avoided, not necessarily in this order but whenever yours is the misfortune of meeting them, include: Anybody using the term, "humanity as n whole" more than one time per conversation. Those who say "dialogue" instead of "conversation," and especially those who say, "meaningful dialogue." Obviously we're going to avoid the woman who speaks with strange tongue and asks little girls. "Do you need to refresh yourself?" when she means, "Do you want to go to the bathroom or wash your hand or something?" Children usually aren't strong on euphemisms and they think the nice lady is going to give away mints or start spraying with an aerosol bomb. "We're certainly going to aV void those offering us the "opportunity" or the "privilege" of becoming their customer. It they have something to sell, let them come right out with it. Who knows? I might be in the market for a genuine simulated leather jacket, but 1 hardly consider paying $39.95 for it a privilege. Like the plague is how we're going to avoid the gossip who always prefaces her statements with, "I probably shouldn't this, but. ..." Thinking we can avoid everyone on a diet is dream stuff. However, if they keep telling me about all those grapefruit halves, I'm going to tell them I adore French fries and eat chocolate pie for breakfast every monring. Then, they'll avoid me. Easy to avoid is the grown man who plays checkers with a five- year- old and brags when he wins. Easier to avoid is the friend who refers to your children au> a "nice average lot." We know ever one of your children is beautiful and a genius and the friend, who obviously is stone blind, actually is not a friend at nil but a snake in the grass. Not always possible to avoid (but we're going to try, aren't we) is the member of the National Rifle Association who keeps referring to me as "thai bleeding heart columnist." Q — What is the name of the long stick an artist rests his hand on while painting? A — A maulstick. Free hiking In Back OPEN FOR BUSINESS In Our 103 So. 9th Street Cn T!.e Es^ Side Of Square BIG SAVINGS DURING SINGER'S CLEARANCE SALE MUST MAKE ROOM FOR NEW SPRING FABRICS Bonded Wool HOMESPUN A line bonded fabric so easy to sew. For dresses, suits and pants. 54 in. wide. Keg. $3.98 $ftl4 Yd. SINGER SUPER CHECKS and TWEEDS Buy now at this low, low, clearance sale price. Reg. $3.98 *2 44 Yd. LEATHER MATE Reg. $6.98 149 Yd. 100% Nylon, Double Knit. Latest In Fashion. Polyester KNITS 100% textured polyester. 60 in. wide. Washable, year round fabric. Reg. $6.98 $4 98 Yd. Singer Super PRINTS Our own exclusive designs. 60% zantrel polynasio rayon. 50% cotton. Machine washable. 45 in. wide. Reg. $1.29 89< Yd. See our beautiful selection of new Spring fabrics and pick up all your sewing needs at Singer. "What's New For Tomorrow Is At Singer Today" SINGER SEWING CENTER "Your Ont Stop Fashion Center" PARK PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER FASHION NOTES Brought To Yon By Albert Parker If you'd like a pr«vue of whit to expect for Spring and Suirtitr . . tike a long herd look at the current resort clothes • • » They're fore-runners, you knew. * * * * Still • holdout where Cltypants are concerned? . . . Stop fighting and join . . . They are th» NOW look . . . and, frankly, who wants to look THEN? * * * • Don't think that because yeu have adopted Cirypanti as your particular way of dressing that you can escape the use of th* proper underpinings . . . look to the lingerie pants that serve the same purpose under your pants as silps do under dresses. * * w • Tne sting has gone out of the electric brightness of lair year ... It has been replaced by the roses ... the msuvei . . . the Ivories . . . Ifs a pal* and smokey year. * * * * Remember, fashion Is your best SOCIAL security. Albert's

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