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Page 12 The Salina Journal — Sunday, November 22,1961 Living Today The Salina Journal • N . ''•' \ £ '*, iV ^ They provide a shoppers' paradise for pre- holiday decorating, handmade gift ideas and tummy-tickling edibles By SHERIDA SCHURZ •Living Today' Editor M erry little elves scurry to and fro. They're painting golden marigolds on dollies' cradles; pounding wheels on wooden choo-choo trains; stitching pretty pillow covers; monogramming handkerchiefs in multicolored thread. And, after that work is done, they're icing dozens of laughing gingerbread men and laboring over batches of thick rich divinity and scrumptious fattening fudge. Yes, there are only 33 dayi left until Dec. 8. No wonder the elves are in such a tither... meeting the demands of another gift-giving season. Not only does Jolly ol' St. Nick have all his little elves toiling in a workshop way up at the North Pole, but also other elves (adult- sized) are bustling about in Christmas workshops in Salina and throughout the area. However, their goodies won't be delivered via sleigh and eight tiny reindeer; rather, such wares will be displayed for scrambling shoppers who'll snatch them up at various bazaars. Hordes of browsers, as well as the constant bargain hunters, are attracted to bazaars. Other patrons arrive at such festivities to support their church organizations or favorite charities. There's an excitement in the air — a pro- holiday season glow — as the shoppers look for ideas to make themselves, perhaps an inexpensive gift or a dainty decoration for their Christmas tree. Bazaars are big business, too. Many two- and three-day annual events serve chili sup- pen and other meals along with special donation features for enticement. Five-digit figures bulge from funds raised. The proceeds are tunneled to all sorts of causes. The adult-sized elves behind such activities are driven with the desire to make their bazaars a success year after year. Such is the zeal of retired sisters Dorothy Andrews and Helen Ford, who live at 675 Jaran. They are inspired by the "wonderful purpose" behind the Asbury Auxiliary's "Peppermint Palace" bazaar coming up in December, says Andrews. She has crocheted a white afghan as one of the special donation items this year, and her sister plans to do some baking for the bazaar. Andrewi says her "real joy" is working at the bazaar booths, meeting old friends and making new ones. Lola Kauth, 641 S. 5th, agrees. "You see people from all walks at a bazaar." And she says she'll be present next month "doing whatever is needed behind the counter." K auth has a talent for craft work. It includes ceramics, crewel embroidery and quilt tops. This year, she pieced a Texas Star pattern into a queen/king size quilt top — another of the "Peppermint Palace" special donations. Then, there's veteran bazaar organizer Betty Egan, who has Santa's workshop smack dab in the middle of her living room at 219 Fairdale Road. She and almost a dozen other elves have been working five days a week for the past three weeks hand-quilting the Texas Star top that Kauth prepared previously. "Last week when we played bridge, my husband had to move the quilt frame into the dining room," she laughs. The group of quitters has "lots of fun," she says. "We drink coffee and work out all of our problems and everybody else's." E gan has been involved with local bazaars for nearly 20 years. She says it's "absolutely amazing" to see what the contributors can do with their hands. Both hospital auxiliaries have ongoing workshops all year or at least through the winter months, she says. Much of the tedious sequin and fancy felt work is done at these. And, besides these formal workshops, there are many private ones "out and around" about which the bazaar organizers are notified. Finished products entail everything from "soup to nuts." "You never really know what you're going to have until it all comes in. Then you're pleasantly surprised." * 6 -tr Following is a Ust of upcoming area and local bazaars: Saturday VFW Auxiliary Arts & Crafts Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 28, VFW Hall, Plainville. Eighteen exhibitors expected. Agra Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 28, American Legion Building, Agra. All-day lunch stand and evening soup supper. Christmas Craft Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 28, St. Andrew's School, South Buckeye Avenue, Abilene. Ornaments, wood craft, plants, writing paper, crocheted items, aprons, pillow cases, Christmas stockings, macrame, magnets and more. Coffee and cinnamon rolls available. Dec. land2 A queen/king size quilt, pieced in a Texas Star pattern by Salinan Lola Kauth; a white afghan, crocheted by Dorothy Andrews, Salina; and a hand-painted doll with its complete wardrobe made by Salinan Evelyn Carlson, are now on display through Friday, Nov. 27 in the window of the First National Bank. T hese special donation items, along with a sampling of hand-crafted sale articles also in the bank's window, will be featured at a "Peppermint Palace n" bazaar Dec. 1 and 2 in the lower level of the First United Methodist Church, 122 N. 8th. Hours for the annual event, sponsored by the Asbury Hospital Auxiliary, are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The bazaar's traditional Devonshire tea will include small sandwiches, cookies and tea for $1.50. Aprons and table decorations are to be on sale following the close of the bazaar Wednesday. A bake shop is planned with the usual items, such as breads, rolls, cakes, cookies and candies. And another highlight is the casserole corner. Added to the lasagne dishes this year are sweet and sour chicken and a breakfast/ brunch casserole, ham and cheese strata. Anyone wishing to contribute items for the bazaar may bring them to the Asbury nurses' dorm anytime before Nov. 30. That day, articles may be taken to the First United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the 1981 festivity will be used for the Auxiliary's continued support of the Hospice program and the community hospital education program, scholarships for Asbury School of Nursing students, Lifepak V Defibrilator equipment and hospital snack bar and gift shop needs. General co-chairwomen for the "Peppermint Palace II" bazaar are Myrna Davis and Nina Wall. Committee chairwomen are: Doris Owens and Jeannlne Shadwkk, display window; Linda Ellison and Martha Brummett, Devonshire tea; Marti Holmqulst, special donations; llnnle Weber. In-house publicity; Carolyn Boyce, bake ihop; Mildred Exllne, Doris Harder and Sue laubhan, frozen casseroles; Valerie Huntlngton, Audrey Peterson, and Betty Baxter, workshop; Sharon Fettle, posters, and Jean Relit, publicity. Dec. 2 S wedish Supper: 4 p.m. bazaar, 5:30 p.m. supper, Scandia's United Methodist Church. Menu consists of potatis korv, Swedish brown beans, Swedish meatballs, spritz, scalloped chicken, peas and carrot*, pickled beets, lut fisk, oat kuka, homemade white or rye bread, Swedish tea ring, buttered potatoes, cranberry relish, homemade pie and coffee. Adults $5, children under 10, Dec. 5 Sylvan Arts & Crafti Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sylvan Grove High School. Call ROM Dubba, 913-526-7415, for more information or reservations. Dec. 6 Salina Legal Secntariei Holiday Auction/ Bauar: 2 to 6 p.m., First National Handi- Bank, Mid State Mall. Refreshments will be served. Winners of the six special donation items featured last week at the St. John's Hospital Auxiliary-sponsored "Holly Days" bazaar are: Jean York, 2419 Melnae Lane — an antique cane bottom rocker contributed by Evans Grain Co., and a hand-woven pillow made by Ann Jackson. Karen Beichle, Salina Rt. 8- a $350 grocery shopping spree at Food 4 Leu, 500 S. Broadway, contributed by Evans Grain Co. Laura Rupe, aeven-montb-old granddaughter of Dr. and Mrt. Robert Weber, 135 Overhill, a handmade doll bed and quilt decorated by Barbara Bell. Marine McAaey, Abilene Rt. 3-t painting by local artist Dean Groves. Pat Storey, 700 E. Republic— a queen-ailed patchwork quilt and two matching pillows, handmade in the bazaar workahop by Jamie Trower, Curie Moon, Myrtle Hedera- tedt, Emma Meagher and Bernice Meagher. Slater Mary Looiae Brunt, 141 N, ^nMah - half a beef contributed by Miller Grain Co., and a free food locker for three month., atAahton's. Morrison Grain Co. donated 150 pounds of pork which was used in the "spaghetti a la Mendicina" meals. A 9:30 to 11 a.m. appreciation coffee is scheduled Dec. 2 in the Sunflower Room of St. John's Hospital. The auxiliary invites all persons who donated time and/or items for the bazaar to attend the event. Influential women lean to conservatism NEW YORK (UPI) - Among the new faces in the World Almanac's list of the 25 most influential women in the U.S. are Nancy Reagan, Lillian Hellman, Katharine Hepburn, Jeane Kirkpatrick and Dolly Parton. In editing the 25 most influential lists each year, publisher Jane Flatt has noticed some changes that she says reflect our times — "The major trend I can see is toward conservatism." This year, the Almanac has stopped it* usual alphabetical listing, preferring to break it into aatorted job categories, listing the women in order of number of votes polled. The list, by career categories, follows: Arts: Beverly Sills, general director of the New York City Opera: UUian Hellman, author and playwright wboae "The Little Foxei" was revived on Broadway in 1981. Katharine Graham, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Washington Poet Co.; Gloria Vanderbilt, fashion designer. Education, irholarahlp, science: Barbara Jordan, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Jane Bryant Quinn, journalist, writes financial column for Newsweek magazine. FWertalnment: Jane Fonda, political activist, actress with two Academy Awards; Katharine Hepburn, veteran actress who appeared in theater, movies and on television in 1981; Dolly Parton, country and pop linger, actress; Mary Tyler Moore, nominated for Oacar in 1981. Government: Jane Byrne, mayor of Chicago and first Ellen Goodman, author, syndicated columnist, won Puliteer Price for commentary; Barbara Walters, journalist with ABC-TV, was first woman to anchor the news; Ann Landers, syndicated personal advice colutTAist; Abigail Van Buren, sister of Ann and also author of syndicated personal advice column; Erma "wrt^trfc, syndicated columnist, author of best-eelUng humorous books. Social Action: Phyllis Schlafly, leader of the etop*RA movement; Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader; Gloria Stelnem, feminist, editor of Ms. Magatine. woman to hold that office; Nancy Reagan, the first lady; Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, chief U.S. delegate to the United Nations; Shirley Ousholm, U. S. congresswoman from Brooklyn. BUUe Jean King, o^mfOonship tennis player, of the "Women's Lib" for women's tennis association; Nancy Lopes-Melton, golfer who wen an unprecedented five consecutive tournaments on the Ladles Professional Golf Association circuits; Chris Evert-Uoyd, tennis professional with numerous ^"y^.f't'rir utcluding the mi Wimbledon.