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Monday, October 7* 1974 «Ot*E (ARK.) STAR Page three Sewing machine quiz How much do you know about your sewing machine? Try taking the following test. Head each statement and circle f it you think it is completely true, F if it is partially or entirely false. i. Only on very rare occasions will it be necessary for you to reset the bottom thread tension. T F 2. The needle blade should always be threaded from the long groove side of the blade to the short groove side. T F 3. If a seam you make shows lopps or more visible loops on the bottom, you can adjust the stitch by tightening the bottom tension. 4. To avoid seams that "pop" in stretch and knit fabrics, you should use a Cotton thread. 5. An over filled bobbin can cause bobbin breakage. 6. Marks on the underside of fabric could be caused by too great presser foot pressure; to correct just us a lighter setting. T F T F T F T F (Answers to quiz: (1) T, (2) F, (3) F, (4) F, (5) T, (6) <T) 'Did you answer all the questions correctly? If not, or if you would like to learn more about the proper use and care of your sewing machine, come to the sewing 'machine clinic offered by the Cooperative Extension Service. One clinic for homemakers who work or are unable to come in the day will be offered in two sessions October 15 and 17 from 74:30 p.m. Both clinics will be held at the Douglas Building, so you can bring your machine and learn by actual participation. For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Service at 777-5771. Spend three minutes to insure your life By Abigail Van Buren • 1974 by The Chicago Trlbun* DEAR READERS: If statistics bore you, please read this anyway. The information may come in handy if you're ever on a quiz show. It could even save your life: ? Q. When was the Chicago fire? A. October 9, 1871. Exactly 103 years ago this week. But let's get a little more current, shall we? Did you know that last year in the U.S.A. 11,900 people died in 2,815,000 fires? And that in Canada, there were 830 deaths in 78,900 fires? Even more tragically, a large percentage of deaths were children, elderly persons and invalids who had been left alone for just a few minutes. The chief causes of fires, in order of the toll taken, were: 1.) smoking, 2.) electrical wiring, 3.) heating and cooking equipment, 4.) children playing with matches, 5.) open flames and sparks, 6.) flammable liquids, 7.) suspected arson, 8.) chimneys and flues, 9.) lightning, 10.) spontaneous ignition. The total fire loss in 1973 was an estimated 3 billion, one million dollars in the U.S.A. and 254 million dollars in Canada. Now for some tips that could save your life: * Be sure your cigarette is out. Matches, too. And never leave matches and lighters within the reach of children. * Don't run cords under rugs or over radiators where they may get damaged. And replace a cord if it is frayed. * Never leave small children alone in the house. Not even for a few minutes. * Have your wiring and electrical installations done by a professional. * Store oily rags and paints in a cool place in tightly sealed metal containers. * Never use flammable liquids for dry cleaning indoors. * Never smoke in bed. * Have a fire drill in your home to be sure everyone knows what to do in case of fire. Remember, fire extinguishers put out 97% of all the fires on which they are used...Most large fires started as small fires...So invest in a compact, easy-to-use fire extinguisher and keep it handy in your kitchen, or be a sport and buy one for y,our cottage, car, boat, and the back bedroom, too. NuvV, in case of fire: Most fires occur between midnight and 6 a.m., so always sleep with your bedroom door closed. If you suspect fire, feel the top of the door. If it's hot, don't open it. Escape through the window. But first alert the rest of the household. If you can't open the window, break it with a chair. Cover the rough edges with a blanket and sit on the window ledge with one leg hanging outside and one inside, and wait for help. The phone number of your fire department should be taped on every telephone. If it isn't, don't fumble around trying to call them. Get out—and call from a neighbor's house. If you live in an apartment building, use the stairway. Don't take a chance on the elevator. If it fails, you're trapped. Once out, stay out. No treasure—not even the family pet—is worth risking a human life. It took less than three minutes to read this column. Was it worth it? I hope so. God bless. Have a good day! ABBY Everybody 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 new booklet, "What Teen-agers Want to Know," send $1 to Abigail Van Buren, 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. Helpful hints Next time you make an avocado dip you may want to try flavoring it with a little taco seasoning mix. Quick sauce for pancakes: ' mix light corn syrup with thawed and undiluted frozen orange juice concentrate. Flaked coconut tastes good sprinkled over fresh fruit salad. Plastic bags can be put through the washing machine, then hung up to try. You may have to turn them inside out to dry completely. Top canned pear halves with vanilla or coffee ice cream and serve with chocolate sauce for a coniptiny dessert. Easy but good! Caramel Appks—Fun To Make And Eat Hospital Notes What do children. .life**** math as romf>iA leaves oh 4 bt*«iy ternoon and wort tlhaii stopping at ttfc Store f6* pnftV &%Ay1 If you're a horrtenkker looking for the answer to this question, you'll want to treat your youngsters, to Caramel Apples and Crunchy Mallow Candy. If it's a rainy day of the children are just looking for something new to do, they might enjoy helping with these treats. Both recipes are simple to prepare, and Caramel Apples are especially fun. Voung cooks will love dipping the bright, fresh apples into the thick caramel I mixture and then decorating them with the variety of goodies available. Crushed Peanut Brittle suggested in this recipe is one of many choices which might include marshmalloWs, gum drops, raisins, nuts or cereals. Caramels, and apples are available year 'round for making Caramel Apples. Apples, however, are in greatest abundance during the fall season. In fact, October is National Apple month. During the fall you'll find 14-oz. bags of caramels in your grocer's produce section as well as on the candy shelves, with wooden sticks tucked right inside the package. Everything is ready to make autumn the perfect season for "Caramel Apple'ing." For other good food ideas featuring caramels and apples, write Caramel Apple Recipes, Box 6768, Chicago, Illinois 60680. Caramel 49 (14-oz. bag) Kraft f^or 5 medium size apples, Caramels ! washed, dried 2 tablespoons Water Wooden sticks Melt caramels with water in covered double boiler or in saucepan over low.heat. Stir occasionally until sauce is smooth. Insert a wooden stick into stem end of each apple. Dip into hot caramel sauce; turn until coated. Scrape off excess sauce from bottom of apples. Place on greased waxed paper; chill until firm. Keep in a cool place. Variation: Before chilling apples, roll in crushed Kraft Peanut Brittle. Crunchy Mallow Candy 2 6-oz. pkgs. semi-sweet 4 cups Kraft Miniature chocolate pieces Marshmallows 1 cup chunk style peanut butter Melt chocolate with peanut butter in double boiler or in saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Fold in marshmallows. Pour into greased 9-inch square pan; chill until firm. Cut in squares. Coming and going Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chitwood of Tustin, Calif, came to Hope last week for a visit with Mrs. Chitwood's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Franklin and cousins, the Jack Fieldings. It had been 12 years since they were here last. They left for home Wednesday and plan to stop for a visit with other relatives in Mississippi. Gertie Cornelius of Bodcaw and her daughter Carlyon Hatfield of Longview, Tex. and daughter-in-law Louise McKissack of Pine Bluff and niece Maxine Luck of Little Rock all went to Nashville, Tenn. last week. They reported having a wonderful time attending the "Grand Old Opry", going on tours, seeing the stars and also watching three shows being taped. Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Graddy of Fort Meyers, Fla. have returned home after a week in Hope with Mrs. Graddy's sister, Mrs. P.L. Perkins and Mr. Perkins. The Graddys had been to Mayo Clinic, prior to their visit here, where Mrs. Mayo received a good report from tests made. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hawley and daughter Rosa and Mrs. Harry Burns went to Dallas this weekend to visit the Don Byers and to help root the Razorbacks to victory. Joe Mac Young and his suite mate, Dave Doty, from Ouachita Baptist University visited Joe's parents Mr. and Mrs. George Young over the weekend. Dave is from New Jersey. Tips Subtle Glow Evening eye make-up will smoulder quietly in deep grays, blues and browns. Eyes don't clash with glitter accessories when you use these shades. Well Scrubbed Vigorous scrubbing of your skin with a back-brush or wash cloth will not make you loose your tan more quickly. You're just removing old skin cells that would eventually flake off. BRANCH GENERAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Alex Holt and Mrs. Adell Hamilton both of Fulton; Mrs. Setvilla Me* Washington, Homer West and Mrs. Christine Gates, all of Hope; Mrs. June Graham, Waskom, Tex.; Arnetta Trim* ble, Mineral Springs. DISMISSED: Mike Barns, Mrs. Joyce Allen, Mrs. Effie Thompson, Mrs. Lou Bertha Pearson, Mrs. Earnest Lee WhiW, Cornelius Brlggs, Mrs. Mary Jamison and Homer West, all of Hope; Brian Butler, Rosston; Mrs. Llllie Smith, Columbus; and Mrs. Jean Cox, Patmos. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ADMITTED: Sheila Stephens, Miss Bertie Mae Bennett, Charles W. Key ST., Mrs. Lucille Atchley, Melody K Amber Walters, Mrs. Billy Lawson, Mrs. Ena Nations, Michael Wayne Adams, Mrs. Josie M. McKinnon, John W. Shirley, Jeff E. Norvell, Vickie Lowdermilk, Mrs. Edna Keith, Mrs. Olga Clover, Mrs. Brenda Ross, Larry Williams, all of Hope; Mrs. Edward May, Patmos; Mrs. Freddie Lee Keith, Texarkana; Daisy Poindexter, Emmet; Stephen Michael Harvey, El Dorado; Albert A. Elder, Bonham, Tex.; Mrs. Nell Peek, Mineral Springs; Mrs. Faye Powell, Patmos. DISMISSED: Evan Wray, Mrs. Horace Billings, Shelia Stephens,) David Watkins, Earl Martin, Mrs. Troy Polk, Melody Amber Walters, Mrs. Mabel Newton, Mrs. Sudie u Hucbaee, all of Hope; Mrs. Jennie Norman, Washington; Mrs. Versie Fielding and Mrs. James Staggers, both of McCaskill; Scott Ross, Emmet; and Mrs. Herschel Muldrow, Buckner. PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, Dallas, Texas Mrs. Homer (Gladys) Vines is a patient in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, room 814 undergoing tests. She is reported feeling "some better". Family Lib Tell children early about divorce Tried and true recipes from our n>€id(* r,v MOIST COCONUT CAKE 1 box butter cake mix. Use according to directions on box and make three (3) layers. Ice tops of all three layers with the following mixture, which has been refrigerated for IZjioun prior to use: 2 containers sour cream 2 cups sugar 3 packages fresh frozen coconut Cream together, 3 ounce package of cream cheese and »/fc box of confectioners sugar. Apply to sides of cake. Wrap in foil and keep in refrigerator. (Should set oversight before cutting.) By Joanne and Lew Koch (Note: Today's column is written by Joanne) "Children of Divorce" is a three-year study examining the effects of divorce on children, from preschoolers to teenagers. The study now being conducted in Marin County, Calif, by Judith S. Wallerstein and Joan B. Kelly, will not be completed until next year. But the initial findings may help parents who are contemplating divorce to deal more sensitively and effectively with their children. "We chose Marin County (North of San Francisco) for out- sample population," says Mrs. Wallerstein, "because people there are not hungry or struggling with urban conditions in the slums. Basically we're dealing with suburban children who have no previous record of psychological treatment of any kind. We saw the children at the time that the parents separated, then a year after the divorce. The youngest children who seemed to experience the most acute problems were those who had not been told about the divorce." Following in-depth interviews with 34 pre-school children, Mrs. Wallerstein concluded that it is most important to tell children when a divorce is imminent. "And small children have to be told in ways that are appropriate for them." Telling the child about the impending divorce will not, in itself, prevent the child from experiencing pain and sadness akin to mourning when the divorce does happen. Whining, crying, Tearfulness, sleep problems, possessiveness about toys, the return to a blanket or pacifier — these were common reactions of three-year-olds to a divorce. Four-year-olds typically became confused, fearful that their Daddy would forget them, overly aggressive to mask helpless feelings. Then why tell the child in advance? Because children who are not told of the divorce tend to have more protracted and severe problems. They are more likely to blame themselves for the hreak-up of the family. Children in the Marin County study whose parents offered them no warning or explanation for the divorce often believed Daddy had left because of their naughtiness. My noisy play, my dirty dog, that time I beat my doll — these were some of the reasons young children offered for their father's departure. Because of their own guilt feelings, parents find the subject of divorce very difficult to discuss with young children, whose experience is limited and whose vulnerability is great. But parents can get expert advice on how to handle the topic from school teachers, psychologists, social workers, pediatricians — preferably people who know their child. This is also one of the functions of divorce counseling, which is now offered through many community and family service agencies. Children who are not told of a divorce, like the ones who aren't told that a new baby will suddenly arrive on the scene, are being exposed to th>? risk of psychological problems. It will be difficult enough for children to adjust to a home with only one parent. Why increase their burden by sidestepping the need to explain and adding guilt to the rest of their pain? Here's the Answer By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures Q. — The drawers of the bureau in our bedroom stick every summer. They work perfectly in the winter. Why does this happen and what can we do about it to make the drawers work more smoothly during the summer? A. — The drawers stick in the summer because of the generally high humidity in your area during that time. When the heat in your house is turned on, the air becomes drier and the wood in the drawers shrinks. To correct the condition, wait until a dry day when the drawers are working properly. Take out the drawers and seal every part of them with shellac diluted 50 per cent with denatured alcohol. Give particular attention to areas which have no finish on them. Also, seal all wood portions of the frame which come in contact with the drawers, especially the sliding parts. Q. — Which give off more heat — incandescent bulbs or fluorescent tubes? A. — The incandescents. The fluorescents give more light per wattage but less heat. bathroom wall has a big crack in it. I tried patching it but the repair looks worse than the crack did. Can a single tile be removed from the wall without damaging the others? I think the tiles are ceramic. A. — Yes, it can be removed, but it must be done very carefully. Use a cold chisel to break the damaged tile AFTER you have scored the tile around its four edges in the grouted joints. Hit the chisel lightly with a hammer, doing it without haste. The idea is to break up the tile with dozens of blows rather than attempting to smash it with a few blows. You may have to shop around a bit to get a tile that will match the rest of the wall. When you do get it, have the dealer give you some cement that will hold the tile firmly as well as grouting compound. Scrape the old cement from the wall, apply the new to the back of the tile and press it in place. When it has set, use grout to refill the joints. Women s news Mr*. Annette Rogen Phone 777-3431 Calendar of events Monday, October 7 The I.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 begin October 7 at 7:15 p.m. at the High School Home EC Cottage. Exercises will be directed by Mrs. Wanda Powell, Mrs. Mary McCauley will be in charge of nutrition. If interested call Mrs. McCauley at 5-7447after3:30p.m. or come to the Home Be Cottage Monday night. Tuesday, Octobers Baker Homemakers Extension Club will meet Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Lawrence Easterling. (Please notice change of meeting place.) The Antique Collectors Club will meet Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m, at the Douglas Building. Full attendance will be appreciated because social activities and trips will be planned for this club year. The mulligan stew planned for a later date is still being planned, also. 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 Senior Citizens Club will meet Wednesday, October 9 at 2 p.m. in the Douglas Building. The Lilac Garden Club of Hope, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9th at 2 p.m. m the home of Mrs. Roy Taylor with Mrs. Otis Taylor as leader of the program. 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. John Cain Chapter DAR 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. Thursday, October 10 The Mclrose Extension Homemakers Club will meet Thursday, October 10 at 2 p.m. in the home of Mrs. W.A. Powell, 712 Park Drive. (Please note change of meeting place.) ^PP^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Making Things With Clothespins Wooden clothespins hiive mnny craft uses besides their practical, intended use, Two clever ideas are clothespin trivets and letter or napkin holders. Colors are obtained, quick and easy, by using dye solutions. Supplies: Wooden clothespins (trivet requires 18 flat type clothespins, holder requires 12 .spring type clothespins), liquid or powder Kit dye, while glue or all purpose cement, 4 Vi x 2 x 3 A -inch piece of wood for holder, clear shellac or varnish. General directions: Remove' metal spring clip from the clothespins. Decide on color combination to be used and prepare dye solutions. For each color, mix 'A cup of liquid dye or Vi package powder dye in one pint of hot tap water. Divide clothespins or clothespin pieces and dye an equal number in each dye solution, stirring 5 to 10 rr.Jnutes. For the trivet, done in a red and blue color scheme, six clothespins were left undycd for natural coJbr contrast. Remove clothespins from dye solutions and rinse in cool water, then let dry thoroughly on paper towels. When clothespin creations are thoroughly dry, finish by coating with clear shellac or varnish, if desired. Trivet: Arrange clothespins in groups of three in the same color; place groups together to form rectangular shape. Okie sides and tips of clothespins together where they touch and press into position. Allow to dry flat. LeliL'r or napkin holder: Dye the wood block a ft>ior to match or coordinate with clothespin pieces to be used. Immerse the block into the dye solution or use a brush or sponge to apply Ihe dycf If color appears too light after drying, reapply dye; allow to dry completely. Apply glue to side edges of wood block and to bottom tip of fir • side of clothespin pieces. Alte nating colors, press 12 clothe 1 pin pieces onto each side c wood block; allow to dry the oughly. COMPANY SUPPER I^amb Curry Rice Condiment Tray Artichoke Salad Rolls Peach Parfait Beverage CONDIMENT TRAY These additions make curry special. Salted peanuts Chopped hard-cooked egg Mango Chutney Sliced Scallions Flaked coconut Use 5 small matching bowls and place each ingredient in one of them with a teaspoon. Arrange bowls on a tray. Pass with larnb curry. Q. — Is there any kind of varnish that resists alcohol spills? A. — There are several kinds of varnishes and synthetics with such resistance. One has t£e nickname of "bar" varnish and can be obtained in most specialty paint shops and some hardware stores and lumber yards. Q. — One of the tiles on our TUESDAY SPECIAL! SUNDAE SUPREME Dainj Queen 917 E. 3rd St. Reg. U.S. Pat. Oft. Am. D.4*. Q>rp 1974 Am. D.Q- Cwp Saenger THEATRE Tonite7:30 Tuesday-Wednesday 'KING-SIZED COMEDY 6I0NEY feltl C9**Y An* MAURI

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