October 4, I9?4 HOPE t Aft to Sf AK Page three s f She says "converse/'he says "convert! By Abigail Van Buren S> 1974 by th* Chlogo Trlbunt DEAR ABBY: I am a high school senior. 1 attend church regularly and am active in our church youth group. My problem is a friend of mine. He's a nice guy and we study together, but he belongs to another church, and keeps hassling trie about my religion. He thinks it's his mission to go around converting people to HIS religion. We've had some pretty hot arguments about this, and I've told him he is wasting his time if he thinks he's going to turn me off rrly religion and on to something else. I don't want to end our friendship because he's the most intelligent friend I have, but how eatt I convince him that I am happy with my own religion and don't want to change? J. DEAR J.: Send him this quote from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mrs. H. Harrison Smith in 1816: "I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of andther. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another's creed. I am satisfied that yours must be an excellent religion to have produced a life of such exemplary virtue and correctness. For it is in our lives, and 'not from our words that our religion must be judged." And J., if your friend is as intelligent as you say he is, he will get your message and act accordingly. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I work together delivering morning newspapers. We start out at 1 a.m. and finish up about 5 a.m. It's dark out at that time and many of the house numbers are hidden by big bushes, and some house numbers have been painted over and are impossible to read from the street, so my husband has to get out of the truck and look Coming and going Mr. and Mrs. Pat Patton returned Tuesday from a combined business and pleasure trip to Madison, Wis. They visited Mrs. Patton's brother, Arnold Palmer and family and attended the national Amity dealers meeting. All dealers brought items which were auctioned on Saturday and Sunday. This was very interesting, since they were from all over the nation. The Pattons reported . a pleasant trip with beautiful fall foliage along the way. However, in Wisconsin a heavy frost came a month earlier than expected and there was an estimated 66.8 million dollars in damages to crops. Mrs. Ivan Stockton of Houston, Tex. is a visitor in the home of her sister, Mrs. Forrest Wilson. Another sister, Mrs. A.D. Couch and Mr. Couch from Dierks are expected to come for a short visit Sunday. Block Dyed Apron The bold, geometric pattern on this apron was obtained by sandwiching the fabric layers between wood blocks and dye- .ing. The result is a unique design, an original that would look great at an outdoor barbecue, a picnic or as an anytime cover-all. Supplies: White 100%. cotton fabric (muslin, denim, etc.), drawstring apron pattern, liquid or powder Rit dye, plastic squeeze bottle, Iwo identical wood blocks, C-clamps, large pot for dyeing. General directions: Prewash fabric, then cut apron pieces out of fabric. Fold center front of apron in half, right sides on the outside, so that top and bottom halves are together. Place one wood block on top of fabric close to folded edge and lightly trace outline with a pencil. Pour undiluted liquid dye (or I package powder dye thoroughly mixed into 1 cup hot water) into a squeeze bottle. A light color such as yellow is suggested. Using the squeeze bottle, pour dye directly onto fabric, filling in entire block outlined area. Press dye into fabric with fingers to make sure it penetrates both fabric layers; add dye to back side if necessary. Pour a small amount of contrasting dye color onto center of block pattern, pressing in to help'penetration. Place wood blocks on top and bottom of fabric so that block edges match exactly and dyed area is covered. Secure wood blocks tightly in place with one or two C-clamps. Prepare dye solution for the background color (royal blue is suggested) by mixing l /i cup liquid dye or 1 package powder dye into 2 quarts hot water. Prepare more dye solution if necessary to completely cover fabric without crowding. Heat to a simmering temperature. Add wet apron fabric pieces and dye, stirring occasionally at a simmering temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove fabric and rinse under cool, running water. Remove clamps and blocks and rinse again. Dry, then sew the apron together as pattern directs. Petrolem Jelly Tips To avoid paint spatters on window panes, coat an inch or two of the glass adjacent to the window woodowrk with a thin film of petroleum jelly. When paint dries, remove the film with a soft dry cloth. Easier and cheaper than taping, and lots less work than scraping off paint spatters. Before putting away garden tools for the winter, help to retard rust and corrosion by rinsing each tool off, drying thoroughly, then coating all metal surfaces with petroleum jelly. To help restore the soft lustre of folding aluminum garden chairs which have gotten rough and dull as a result of being left outside all summer, smooth on a thin film of petroleum jelly. When storing products that tend to crystallize or accumulate resins, coat rim of jar with petroleum jelly. This will make it easier to re-open the container when needed. Try this also on the threads of balky caps on tubes of household cement or glue. around for the house numbers with a flashlight. With so much meanness in the world today, he could be" mistaken for a prowler. Not only that, but it's time-consuming to get out of the truck, set the brakes, and go looking around for house numbers. I hope you use this in your column to let folks know how they can solve our problem , PAPER'PEOPLE i DEAR PEOPLE: Your letter could solve that problem for others who must make deliveries at night. DEAR ABBY; "Stumped" asked how to say no to sex, since she was a divorcee and .couldn't use that old "I'm saving myself for marriage" excuse. You told her she didn't" need an excuse—just give him a flat "no!" Well, that would run a guy off permanently, which may not be what the lady wants to do. Perhaps she would like to get to know him better. I suggest that she say, "Don't rush me." That's .not a flat "no," and she doesn't run the risk of hurting the man's ego. ODESSA, TEXAS" DEAR ODESSA: "Don't rush me" has a ring of promise to it that may be misleading. And how long must a man remain in a holding pattern before the lady no longer feels "rushed?" 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 $1 to Abigail Van Buren, 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. Sewing with knits Sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters are the fashion news this fall. For the home sewer, this is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and create lovely fashions using the stretchable knits. Several pattern companies are featuring patterns designed for use with stretchable knits only. Choose one of the simple sweater patterns and then take advantage of the wide variety of knits with cables, ribs, and pebbly textures available at fabric stores. Remember that if you are between pattern sizes, choose the smaller Jsize, since ' stitches. Catch stitch the hem to the garment. Now you are ready to stretch and stitch your way to many fun and easy items in stretchy knits. The variety of garments available for your sewing pleasure is limitless. Children enjoy playing in cool, comfortable stretchy knit T-shirts; the men enjoy single knit shirts for golf; and you'll enjoy the many fashionable garments that can be made from the stretchy knits for your .everyday wear, ' r * .1 position over hips and round' areas of the body. Wanda Williams, county Extension agent - home economics, says that sewing with stretchable knits can be easy and fun if you keep a few hints in mind: Pre-shrink fabric, zipper, seam tape.and anything else to be used on the garment if you intend to wash the garment when it is finished. Remember to make any pattern alterations before you cut. When laying out your pattern, follow the lenthwise ribs as you would a grain line. Keep all fabric on the table to prevent stretching while you cut. When you machine stitch a stretchy knit, you want to incorporate some "give" to each seam. If you are using a stratight stitch, use synthetic thread or a polyester covered with cotton thread to provide the strength necessary. The very narrow zigzag stitch provides sewn-in stretch and can be done with mercerized or synthetic thread. A ball-point needle and roller pressure foot are especially good for stretchy knits. Be sure to use the machine throat plate with the smallest opening. Most important—test your machine stitch on a sample of knit before you begin sewing your garment. As you make each seam, stretch the fabric while you stitch. Use Vi-inch seam allowances to eliminate bulk. Reinforce seams that will be under strain, such as the armhole or crotch, by double stitching. Finish the seam edges with a zigzag or overcast stitch. When you use buttons and buttonholes, interface the faced edges with a featherweight interfacing. Apply the interfacing to the facing instead of the garment. Finish the hem edges with stretch lace hem tape or a single row of zigzag By Cecily Brownslone SATURDAY DINNER Smoked Tongue Homemade Mustard Sweet Potato Casserole Salad Chocolate Pie Beverage SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE Good combination of flavors. 3/4 cup maple-flavored syrup' 1/4 cup peanut oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cans (each 17 ounces) sweet potatoes, sliced 2 large apples (cored and peeled and sliced crosswise) Mix together the syrup, oil, salt, lemon rind and cinnamon. Alternate layers of sweet potatoes and apples in a 2-quart oblong baking dish, beginning with potatoes and ending with apples to make 4 layers. Evenly drizzle about 1/4 cup of syrup mixture over each layer. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven, basting occasionally, until apples are cooked through — about 1 hour. Makes 8 servings. SUNDAY DINNER Roast Beef , Horseradish Yorkshire Pudding Creamy Spinach Angel Pie Beverage CREAMY SPINACH An easy way to "sauce" spinach. 1 package (20 ounces) trimmed and washed fresh spinach 1/2 cup boiling water 2 teaspoons salt 1 container (8 ounces) commercial sour cream White pepper to taste Break off and discard any tough stems at bottom of spinach leaves; rinse leaves in cold water. Cook rapidly, covered, with the boiling water and salt just until wilted; drain well; with a kitchen scissors cut coarsely. Mix with sour cream and pepper; reheat gently. Makes 6 servings. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all our friends and neighbors for flowers, food, cards of Sympathy and memorials sent at the loss of our husband and dad, H. Palmore Dupuy. A special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Branch General Hospital and Oakcrest Funeral Home. It k such a comfort to know so many people share our loss. Mrs. H.P. Dupuy Palmore Jr. and Pat Blakley • ;•»;•"• vows solemnized MRS. ROGER A. WHITE Mr. and Mrs. John E. Stephens of Emmet announce the marriage of their daughter, Frankie Marcene Blakley to Roger A. 1 White, son of Mr. and Mrs. James White also of Emmet. The couple were married Friday evening, September 27. The Rev. D.D. Fairchild officiated at.the ceremony. After a short wedding trip the couple will be at home in Emmet. POLLY'S POINTERS Spray starch spoils a visitor to U.S. By Polly Cramer Polly's Problem , .DEAR FttDLLY — I am aiforeigner.who.haS be.enen,- ' •Joy'i'nf theronveniences of ybur coUntry ; fcVth<* past 10 -years but now I am returning to my native land and will be leaving behind the many things you take for granted here. One of things I have become accustomed to and would like to continue with in my sub-tropical country is spray starch. Over there we wear summer-type clothes and iron shirts and other such things by sprinkling water on them. After using spray starch for 10 years I am reluctant to go back to the old way. Can anyone suggest a way of making my own spray starch at home? Also can this be put in a bottle so it can be sprayed on? Thank you for any help. — LE01A. DEAR POLLY — My Pet Peeve is with the way dresses are pictured and described in the mail order catalogues. One can plainly see that the front of the dress is flared, pleated or so on but what about the back? They fail to mention what it is like. If the front is full but the back is straight some of us could make a great entrance in the dress but how can one make a graceful exit backing out of a room? It is a nuisance and expensive to have to rewrap a garment and return it because the back does not come up to the expectations given by the picture of the front only. - SALLY. DEAR POLLY — I am replying to Mrs.J.N.N. who is worried about the money spent for the many many flowers sent to some funerals and that fade so quickly. For some time I have sent contributions to various charities instead of flowers especially if I would be sending them alone rather than with a group. If the friend died of cancer my donation goes to the Cancer Fund and so on. If the person had been active in a church I may contribute to it and for Catholic friends I often give a Mass. .These memorials are more lasting than flowers and are helpful to the living. — H.D. DEAR READERS — If you wish the family to know you are thinking of them at the time write a note of sympathy and in it mention the fact that a remembrance is being sent to so and so by you in memory of the deceased. Such organizations send cards of acknowledgment but they may not arrive for several days. — POLLY. DEAR POLLY - I have so many pretty little Turkish towels (finger size) that matched nothing. They were never used until one day I picked up one and used it as a napkin and an idea was born. They were all taken to the kitchen and are used every day as napkins for breakfast and lunch. They are colorful, a nice size and many friends have remarked about how they like them and I do, too. They are easy to launder. Saves buying paper napkins. — ELEANOR. HOLIDAY INN ANNOUNCES.... BUFFET SUNDAY NOON $2 00 Calendar of events Oct. 4, S, 8 The Palmos Baptist Church will have a weekend revival, October 4,5, and 6th. the Rev. Elberi O'Sleen will be doirtg the preaching each evening at 7:30 and on Sunday morning at 11. The Rev. Frankie Burke is the pastor. October 54 Evangelist Bill Yates of Muskogee, Okla, will be speaking Saturday night, October 5 at 7:30 and In both services on Sunday, October 6 at the Gospel Lighthouse ; Church In Hope. It is on the corner of West Ave. C and Andres St. Bro. Yates attended Hope High School and everyone is invited to attend the services. Lacie Rowe, pastor. Saturday, October 5 Hope Melonaires will have a special dance at Red River Vc- Tech. School Saturday, October 5, at 8 p.m. Woody Ussery of Little Rock will be doing the calling. The Gardenia Garden Club will have a white elephant and rummage sale Saturday, October 5 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on South Main St. next to Greening-Ellis-Hope Federal Savings & Loan. All proceeds will go for landscaping the new "School of Hope". ' Sunday, October 6 A Mixed Scramble will be played at the Hope Country CJub Sunday, October 6 beginning at 3 p.m. NOTICE: The Spring Hill FfA is sponsoring a Halloween Carnival on Friday October 25. Hope merchants have donated articles, in past years, that have made the carnival and auction a success. PTA parents will visit the merchants on Tuesday, October 8, for collection of. these donations., VTh^ir cooperation r ,yfilj, tt be,., 'deeply appreciated. Hospital Notes MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: N.U. Cassidy, Hope; Malcolm McKinnon, Prescott; Mrs. Connie Dorman, Emmet. DISMISSED: Mrs. Forrest Hairr, Mrs. Michael Samuels, Mrs. Frank O'Rorke, Mrs. Beaulah Givens, Mrs. Billy Lawson, James Clark, Mrs. Thomas Randloph and baby girl, all of Hope; Mrs. Beaulah Johnson, Washington. BRANCH GENERAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Brian Butler, Rosston; Mrs. Lois Beard, Atlanta, Tex. DISMISSED: Mrs. Rita McCulley and baby girl, Hope. NEW ARRIVAL Mr. and Mrs. Terry Beard, Atlanta, Tex. boy born October 3. OUACHITA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Camdeu Henry Fenwick, 801 South Main St., is a patient in Ouachita Memorial Hospital in Camden. —Attend Church Sunday. Monday, October 7 The t.ydia Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church, teacher Mrs. Reese Chambless, will have a dinner meeting Monday, October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Restaurant. Ladies Exercise and Nutritional Aids classes will begirt October 7 at 7:15 p.m. at the High School Home EC Collage. Exercises will be directed by Mrs. : Wanda Powell. Mrs. Mary McCauley will be in charge of nutrition. If interested call Mrs. McCauley at 5-7447 after 3:30p.m. or come 10 the Home EC Cottage Monday night. Tuesday, October 8 Baker Homemakers Extension Club will meet Tuesday, Octobers, at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs, Lawrence Easterling. (Please notice change of meeting place.) Chapter AE, PEO will meet at the Heritage House, Tuesday, October 8 at 2 p.m. (Notice change of meeting place.) Wednesday, October 9 The Lilac Garden Club of Hope, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9th at 2 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Roy Taylor with Mrs. Otis Taylor as leader of the program. John Cain Chapter DAE will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 9 at 12 noon at Holiday Inn Restaurant. Hostesses are Mrs. F.Y. Trimble and Mrs. C.B. Voss. The Hope Junior Auxiliary will honor associate, sustaining and nonresident members at a coffee in the home of Mrs. Grayson Spears on Wednesday, October 9, at 10:00 a.m. Centerville EHC The Centerville Extension Homemakers Club held their September meeting with Mrs. Luna Underwood on the Rosston Road. The meeting opened by Mrs. Vemie Goynes reading the thought for the month. Mrs. Wilburn Richards led the group in singing, "Work For The Night is Coming." Mrs: Underwood gave a devotion from Psalms. The Lord's Prayer was repeated in unison. There were several "eye openers". The hostess showed two quilt tops; and Mrs. Evelyn White displayed a hand made pin chushion. Mrs. Porter Powers brought the lesson on, "Escape From ; Home Fires." Roll call was answered by eight members ; with, "Our Family Plan for J Escape in Case of Fire!" Mrs. Jim Langston read a , poem and the meeting closed by repeating the Homemakers ,. prayer. 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