HAYS DAILY NEWS PA(iK :> December 19, 1976 A Good Drill Patience Are Her Tools Here 'n' Tliere By CHRIS BELDEN Of the News Staff When Phyllis Schleich, associate professor of music at Fort Hays State, played the harpsichord for the first time in college, she never dreamed that one day she would build two harpsichords herself. Ten years ago, Miss Schleich had cancer, and when she left the hospital she needed something time-consuming to do. "Doctors weren't having very good luck treating the kind of cancer I had," she said, "so I wanted to make something that would last longer than I would." Always interested in recorders, she saw an ad for a harpsichord kit in a Recorder Magazine, and decided to make one. ".Now it looks like I might outlast the harpsichords," she said. The kit, made by Wallace Zuckermann, included all the pre-cut walnut pieces and a complete loose-leaf instruction manual. The Zuckermann kits, according to Ruth Nurmi in her'book A Plain and Easy Introduction to the Harpsichord, are largely responsible for the revival of interest in the instrument in this country. They make it possible for a person with . patience and some woodworking skill to build a usable instrument. Zuckermann , sells more than 4,000 kits a year. j ' Few Tools Miss Schleich said she needed few tools to assemble the harpsichord, "just a good drill and lots of bits." "Pieces in the Zuckermann kit fit together very well, but I had to be careful," said Miss Schleich. "I had to have someone come over and hold the larger pieces so they wouldn't slip while I was gluing and nailing." On the larger harpischord, one of the pieces was one sixteenth of an inch too long, and she had to make an adjustment. Finishing all the pieces was tedious, and Miss Schleich admits "working p on an instrument with more than 16 keys could get boring." The most difficult step in construction was the last one. She described it as "getting the tones even, so one key is not harder to press than another." The process involved careful adjustments. A personal touch Miss Schleich has added to her second harpsichord is a rosette, which is set into a hole in the soundboard, in the shape of an "S". She designed, the rosette and cut it out of' laminated cardboard and paper. First Harpsichord Her first harpsichord, a single string per key version, took three months to make. The second, a larger, more historically accurate model with three strings for each key was a six-month project. Miss Schleich, an original member of the International Harpsichord Society, says her instruments are«"really pretty good." But it is her ambition to build a harpsichord from a Hubbard kit. Frank Hubbard's kits, when well-built, are suitable for concert work. Basic kits for a Hubbard full double keyboard harpsichord start at more than $950. "It's not something you'd want to practice woodworking on," said Miss Schleich. / She does not remember the price of her first kit, but the second one, purchased five years ago, was advertised for $550, Prices on ready-made harpsichords range from $1,200 to $6,000, depending on the size and quality. Orders for better quality instruments may be delayed for as long as 10 years. Tune Often Harpsichords are sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity, so they must be tuned often. Tuning is not difficult, according to Miss Schleich. She can turn one. instrument in 15 minutes. Her instruments are out of tune now because arthritis keeps her from playing seriously. She still "fools around" with the harpsichords for her own enjoyment, and occasionally they are played by artists visiting the campus. She says she doesn't have as much time as she used to, because her mother and sister have joined her in Hays, but she does have time to think aobut building her third harpsichord. (Dally News photos by Scott Selrer) Phyllis Sch/eich plays one of her two harps/chords. 4H News WINNERS • "Merry Christmas" will be the theme, for the potluck- and meeting" of the Winners 4-H Club, which will be 6 p.m. Monday in the 4-H Fair Building. Families are to bring one meat dish and one other dish. Each member may bring* one non-4-H'er as a guest. After the meeting there will be a gift exchange. The price limit on gifts is fifty, cents. Special recreation for members and guests will conclude the evening. The Christmas tree that the group decorated for the Mall will be raffled during the meeting. 5 Members are invited lo attend the reception for Lester Elston from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church. — Tim Branda, reporter. GEMINIJUNIORS Christmas is People to People. This is the theme for the Gemini Juniors 4-H Club downtown window display, and it will be the theme for the club's? p.m. meeting Monday. Guests for the evening will be foreign students. Members will bring homemade Christmas gifts for each other. Roll call will be answered by naming a foreign Christmas tradition. Wes Mullen will give a demonstration talk, and Anne Wagner will have music appreciation. The Gernaehlichs and the Mullens will be hosts for the evening. — Julie Flood, reporter. BIG CREEK ASTROS The December meeting of the Big Creek Astros 4-H Club was at 11:30 a:m. December 12 at the Parish Hall, Munjor. Roll call was answered by what each member wanted for Christmas. A gift exchange followed. Club members will deliver cheese this week that they sold last month. They plan to have a skating party after the holidays with several other clubs. A Christmas dinner for members and their families followed the meeting. Special guests were Fr. Earl Meyer, Stephen Guettermann, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Braun. Members made Christmas decorations and decorated one of the trees at the Mall again this year. — Brian Steinert reporter. HAZEL NORTHRIDGE ;BEAUTY t BOUTIQUE •'T GO-GETTERS The Go-Gellers 4-H club and their,.families had a.pot hick; supper December 13 at the fairgrounds. The group had Iheir regular meeling after dinner. Mrs. Hess reported on Ihe bake sale and cheese sale. Several persons volunteered lo help distribute the cheese Wednesday evening. The club decided lo help landscape Ihe fairgrounds by purchasing some trees and planting them according to the existing plan. Members also decided to have Iheir January meeling on a Tuesday so Ihey could hear a talk by Stephen Guellermann. The highlighl of Ihe evening was a 1 Chrislmas play presented by club members. Al the end of the meeling, members received Iheir new record books and a Ireal from the Seibels. — Linda Rhine, reporter. BUCKEYE FARMERS The nexl meeling of Ihe Buckeye Junior Farmers 4-H Club will be 7:30 p.m. December 22 al Ihe Buckeye Hall. Roll call will be answered by what members want for Chrislmas. The Chrislmas commiltee will be in charge of the program. , Hosls for Ihe meeting will be the Melvin Schumacher family and the Bob Braun family. —Tanya Schumacher, reporter. SUSY BEAVERS Members of the • Busy Beavers 4-H Club had their annual Adopted Grandparents Day at the Catholic Information Center Sunday. The club received a $25 check and award from the Kansas Farm Bureau for being an outstanding safely club in Kansas. This is the second year the club has won the award. A club, member will attend the Safety Camp in June." Paul Karlin gave a talk on Christmas customs and Lester Elston gave a short report on his trip to National 4-H Congress. Club members gave reports on their projects. Mrs. .Raymond Peterson, one of the first community leaders of the club, placed the Purple Seal, which the club was awarded for 1976, on the club charter. The club will meet Sunday at First United Methodist Church to serve at Lester Elston's reception. — Mary C. Karh'n, reporter. Money 'Skills LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI) — School clothes and expenses 'can be used -to help leach young people money management skills, says Ronald T. Daly, Ex-tension family lite specialist at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Daily suggests turning school shopping into a family affair so that everyone can learn from every one else. He recommends beginning byi having each child make a complete list of his or her required school expenses, including clothing, books, ac- 1 tivity cards and gym clothes. The next step: have the child divide the list into needs and wants, to help learn there are limitations to their resource*. CARD OF THANKS I would like to extend a special thank you to those of you at Hadley who were supporlive of my recent family centered hospital stay. Thank you to the efficient operating room staff and all the nurses and nursing assistants who participated in my care. I would also like to sincerely thank Doctors Hansa, Kane, Artman, and Thada for their part in my recovery. Louella C. Irwin (adv.) with K. R. IT'S TOO LATE for this year, but program planners might take note: One of the truly delightful Christmas programs given this month was the combined effort of Kent and Alison Atkins, Edith Wilkins and Ruth Mattick "A Williamsburg Christmas," complete with costumes, slides, commentary and food. All four have visited Willinmburg and the slides were taken by Kent last December. The Presbyterian Women's Society enjoyed this presentation but we understand the participants would enjoy doing it again. i AT THE LUTHERAN LADIES' Christmas Showcase, recipes were freely given for the goodies, but sometimes the demand exceeded Ihe supply. In answer to several requests, here's how Rulh Templclon made her Pineapple Cheese Hull. She says it serves >40. Beat 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese with a fork until smooth; add 1 8',*>-ounce can crushed pineapple, well drained, 1 cup chopped pecans, '/i cup finely chopped green pepper, 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion; 1 tablespoon seasoned salt. Shape into a ball and roll in or press on anolher cup of chopped pecans. Wrap and chill. This may be garnished wilh maraschino cherries'and pineapples, if desired. Serve wilh crackers. MRS. CEOROE JENSEN shares these directions for Anisp Drops: 2 cups sifted flour, <•> teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon rolled anise seed. Mix these together to three eggs, beaten very light, add l cup sugar and beat 5 minutes. Add dry Ingredients and beat 5 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart on well greased and floured baking sheet. Let stand overnight at room temperature, uncovered. Bake next morning for 15 minutes at 3SO degrees. LENA VERES makes interesting Individual Nut Rolls: 1 pound small curd cottage cheese; 1 pound butler; approximately fi cups flour. Whip cottage cheese to break up curds and then add butter. Boat until smooth. Add flour, beginning with 5 cups and add until dough can be handled well. Divide dough into 12 balls and refrigerate overnight. Roll out each ball as for u pic crust and cut in 12 equal wedges. Put filling on each wedge and roll up, beginning at wide end. Bake at 375 degrees. Use granulated sugar to aid in rolling out dough. Killing 1 pound ground walnuts, 1 cup suynr, 1 cup milk, 1 egg. Cook in double boiler until mixture Is thickened. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla and cool well before using. Clubs-Meetings JKFFICRSON PTA The Jefferson School PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the school. ' A Christmas program will be presented by the first grade, and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. Jack & Jill open Sunday 1-5 p.m. (Adv.) -o- A.F.&A.M. Hays Lodge 195 A.F. & A.M. will have a public installation of officers 7:30 p.m. Sunday. ' All Masons, family and friends are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the dining room. Area School Lunch Menus School lunch menus for' U.S.D. 489 have been announced. All menus are subject to change. MONDAY Hot dog on u bun, catsup and mustard, crispy French fries, buttered peas, orange or orange juice, milk. TUESDAY Christinas Dinner Sliced hum, scalloped potatoes, Christmas salad, seasoned green beans, hot roll, milk, Ice milk bar. WEDNESDAY Taco casserole, buttered corn, pear half, bread sticks, chocolate milk. MKAI.SITK Sue Glowers, program chairperson, announces the following program for the week at Meal Site. Please make reservations for lunch before 10 a.m. by calling 02112634. Meal Site meets at the Senior Center 8th and Ouk Streets. —Monday: Following the Meal Site luncheon, the Hays Senior Center Inc. will have its annual business meeting. All 1 members-arc asked to attend. There will not be a program. —Tuesday: The Red Cross youth group will give a Christmas program. —Wednesday: Sam Warfel will speak on Christmas- customs in other places. Kathy Dreiling at the Vagabond Club Wed. night. Adv. PET SHOP HOURS Now 'Till chrlstmas 8:00 a.m. 'till 8:00 p.m. Man. Thru Frl. Saturdays 8-5:30 Sundays 1-5:00 Exquisitely Yours Pet Shoppe . 9th Hays Product* feitiriif hair styllig OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 629-7552 for appointment —OWNWf— JHOP Main at 13th OPEN SUNDAY 1 -5 P,M. WOOL Pant Coats and. Long Coats Values To $100 '59.90 3 PC. WALKING SUITS •Short Skirt *Pant •Jacket Pastel Shades Reg. $55 $ 39.90 5Flowers by prances 625-2423 • Holiday Arrangements • fresh, dried, and artificial • Deliveries to Hays, Victoria, and Ellis. • In order that we and our employees may enjoy Christmas with their families, the Shop will close at Noon on Friday, Dec. 24th.
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