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Fact or Fancy Hutchinson News Friday, Oct. 1, 1971 Page 10 Iron Door Knockers Used After 1850 I Saturday Bride-Elect Is Honored Queen Contest December 10 The 10th annual Kansas Angus Queen contest will be Friday, Dec. 10, in Hutchinson. Following an informal brunch, the contestants will be interviewed by a panel of impartial judges. The queen will be crowned that evening at the annual business meeting of the Kansas Angus Association. Sponsored by the Angus Auxiliary, the contest is held in conjunction with the Kansas Angus Futurity. Ranee Wassenberg, Baileyville, is the present queen. Former queens, who are being invited to attend the event, include Doris Becker, Vivian Becker, Inman; LuAnn Nelson, McPherson; and Jill Ericson, Marquette. Candidates must be Kansas residents, between 17 and 21 years of age, and never have been married. She shall have manifested an interest in Angus projects and have a part in such activities at the time of application, and either the candidate or her parents must belong to the state association. Any interested girl may obtain more information and an entry blank by contacting Mrs. James McCormack, Mount Hope. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1. By DOROTHY HAMMOND QUESTION: Could you give me an idea as to the value of this cast-iron door knocker? It is 12 inches long, and the pattern is made up of acorns and leaves. It is stamped on the back "Patented May-June 1878 " R.J.E. ANSWER: Cast-iron door knockers in fanciful shapes were common after about 1850. Today, they sell from about $5 upward to around $18, for the larger ones like yours. QUESTION: Please tell me anything you can about a pair of brass candle holders that have been made with a bell located below each socket. These holders are eleven inches high, and have a round, saucer­ like base which is five and three quarter inches in diameter. The little bell on each holder is two Inches high, and when a chain is pulled, a wheel turns ringing the bell. I am very interested in knowing the origin and value of my candlesticks. P.C. ANSWER: Old brass candlesticks are fetching good prices nowadays, with examples like yours selling for about $50 a pair. Most brass candlesticks are unmarked, therefore, their origin cannot be traced. Many were made in America, as well as in England and Holland. QUESTION: We have inherited an early bentwood rocker, purchased by my grandfather during the late 1800s. I have found photos of this same chair in many books, and the chair resembles those made by Michael Thonet, however, I have failed to find how he signed his pieces. The rocker we have is stamped on the inside rim of the seat with the name "J. & J. Kohn, Westin, Austria." Can you estimate the age of our chair and identify it further? At this point we are very confused. Mrs. V.G.H. ANSWER: Your chair was made by Jacob & Joseph Kohn, about 1880. Michael Thonet (pronounced "tonnet" — rhymes with "sonnet") 1796-1871, a German cabinetmaker who lived in the Rhineland, invented a process in 1830 for simplifying furniture production by bending a single piece of wood to form a chair back, instead of gluing the pieces together. By 1849 Thonet was established as the most important furniture designer of the empire, with the emperor himself as a patron. Thonet's patent on bentwood expired in 1869. A genuine Thonet piece can be identified by the name "Thonet, Wien'' (the word Wien means Vienna), burned on the inside rim of the seat, or by a glued-on paper label. Because of the popularity of Thonet's bentwood furniture — there were many imitators and competitors who followed his practice of branding their products with their own names — such as J. & J. Kohn. Bentwood furniture was mass-produced during the late 1800s, but was considered so unstylish by the nineteen-thirties that people actually threw it away. Today, antique shops cannot satisfy the demand. QUESTION: Is it true that the large knife rests were made to hold the carving knife and fork? We have heard several different stories concerning their usage, and would appreciate your opinion. F.McA. ANSWER; Yes, the larger knife rests were made especially for the large carving knife and fork, thus helping to keep the gravy drippings off the table cloth. The small knife rests were for individual use, since the silverware remained after each course. The knife blade and fork (tines turned down) leaned against the knife rest until a clean plate was placed on the table. QUESTION: When we shop for antiques, our two young boys look for small bottles. While visiting an antique shop in Georgia, we purchased a cut-glass bowl—and the dealer gave each of the boys an old bottle. Now they are wondering about values. One bottle is marked "Hoods Sarsaparilla," and the other is "Moxie Nerve Food," with a blob top. I will appreciate your answer.— T.E. ANSWER: If perfect, the sarsaparilla bottle is worth $3, and the Moxie about $6. (Dorothy Hammond welcomes all mail and photos from readers but regrets that she cannot enter into personal correspondence. Photos will not be returned. Prices quoted concerning evaluations are determined by current retail quotations available to the writer, and in no way constitute an appraisal. Letters of most general interest will be answered in this column. Send to "Antique Wise," c/o The Hutchinson News, Box No. 190, Hutchinson. Kansas 67501.) Bridal courtesies have honored Marilyn Hoskins, Saturday bride- elect of William Wendling. Both are of Halstead. Miss Hoskins was honored at a shower in Emporia, given by Barbara Stipp, Dee Ann Hess and Joyce Toman, students at Kansas State Teachers College. Mothers of the betrothed couple, Mrs. Ervin Hiebert and Mrs. Eugene Wendling of Halstead, were among the invited guests. The Maurice Berger home in Halstead was the setting for a miscellaneous shower. Mrs. Ralph Ward was co-hostess. Mrs. Hiebert, Mrs. Wendling, and Mr. Wendling's grandmother, Mrs. Leo Wendling of Halstead, were among the guests. MRS. EDNA Daniel gave the program on the topics, "Balancing the Facts" and "National Symbol Gets a Reprieve," at a meeting of the Sublette Sosun- tee Club. Mrs. Harry Garrett was hostess; in her home at Sublette, with nine members present. Mrs. Rosa Redd was in charge of entertainment. TWENTY-THREE members of the Lyons Music Club and one guest, Mrs. Joan Fisher, attended the first meeting of the season, a brunch in the home of Mrs. Lenna Grimes. Co-hostesses were Mmes. Bill Gray and Glenn Reed. Mrs. Cecil Wilson gave the president's welcome, "Say It With Music." Mrs. Jim Steele, hymn of the month chairman spoke on hymns. Mrs. ecil Wilson sang a solo, accompanied by Mrs. Rex Bradford. The district meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 14, at Lamed. DESCENDANTS of Zachariah and Ann Jewel Hcdson met for a reunion in the Community Room of the Village Mobile Home Park in Lamed. Those attending were: Austin Guthrie, Vernon Wilkerson, John McKinney, Mrs. Elzia McKinney, Messrs. and Mmes. Harry Beiser, Carl McKinney, Lewis; Richard Bunyard and children, Becky, Gary and George, Rose Hill; and Vivian Wilkerson, Wichita. Mmes. Forest Weeks, Salida, Colo.; Glen Bohanan, Spearman, Tex.; Sid Walters, Keyes, Okla.; Laurence Guthrie, Thomas Edwards and children, Bryan and April Anne; Messrs. and Mmes. Gilbert Guthrie, Larned; and Homer Hillman and children, Edith, Billy and Alta, Great Bend. THE KANSAS Council of the Daughters of 1812 will hold its annual meeting today in the Hilton Inn. Presiding will be the state president, Mrs. R. V. Shrewder of Ashland and Phoenix, Ariz. Registration will open at 11 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 2, a memorial serv­ ice at 4, a reception at 6:30 and a banquet at 7 p.m. The meeting will close with a breakfast Saturday morning. Other state officers are Mmes. Marion Stilvvell, Hutchinson, vice-president; Valorie Wood, recording secretary; Robert Mears, corresponding secretary, both of Wichita; Frank Hodge, treasurer; and V. E. McArthur, historian, both of Hutchinson. The organization works in veterans' rehabilitation and restoration of historical markers, and maintains a marine library for seamen on active duty. Two schools, the School of the Ozarks in Branson, Mo., and the Bacone Indian School in Tulsa, Okla., are sponsored by the Society. Mrs. McArthur is president of the Hutchinson chapter. Mrs. T. E. Foster, Hutchinson, is vice-president; Mrs. Marshall Garey, Stafford, secretary; Mrs. Francis Johnson, treasurer; and Mrs. C. W. Wheeler, chaplain. ONE HUNDRED and 26 men at Washburn University, Topeka, have been pledged to the eight Greek fraternities on campus, after an informal rush period. Among those who have pledged are: PHI DELTA THETA - Skip Herd, son of Sen. and Mrs. Harold S. Herd, Coldwater. SIGMA PHI EPSILON - Brad O. Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard N. Dixon, Spivey; Greg Kandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl F. Kandt, Chase; and Don Whitlock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Whitlock, McPherson. KAPPA SIGMA — Bruce Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Anderson, Bill Kiser, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kiser, Liberal; Alan Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Barnes, Chris Concannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald O. Concannon, Hugoton; John Herman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Herman, Larry Schaffer, son of Mrs. Bernice Schaffer, Hays; and Clarke Randle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Handle, Bucklin. TAU KAPPA EPSILON - Ron Mellard, son of Mr. and Mi's. Harold F. Mellard, Pratt. MR. AND MRS. A. Roland Carr, 213 Curtis, will be honored with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parlor of the First United Methodist Church, in observance of their silver wedding anniversary. Hostesses will be Mmes. K. L. McReynolds, 35 Random Road, and Kenneth Elliott, 1601 North Cleveland, assisted by other friends of the honorees. Mr. and Mrs. Carr request no gifts. NESS CITY P.E.O. Chapter FW members were guests at dinner and for their first fall meeting in the home of Mrs. C. I. Floyd. Assisting were Mmes. Sam Fritzler, Hugo Kohl, Tom Smyth, Vyrl W. Levan, Don Barrows, Dick Vogel andi Rodney Barrows. New yearbooks were distributed. Mrs. Alden B. Miner presided. Mrs. E. R. Nyei received a floral arrangement in observance of her birthday. The door prize was received by Mrs. Rodney Barrows. Hutchinson Couples Married Marshall Stauffer Trudy Boswell Trudy Ann Boswell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boswell, RFD 1, and Marshall C. Stauffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elver Stauffer, Madison, were married in the Kingman First Baptist Church. Rev. George Fleming officiated at the ceremony. Musicians were Mmes. Ruby Brown, Las Animas, Colo.; Fay Brady and Mr. Ralph Starkey. Honor Attendants Honor attendants were Mrs. Larry Fieser, Norwich, and Ralph Stauffer, Hays Center, Neb., brother of the bridegroom. Other attendants were Judy Gerken, Cheney; David Lackey, Hutchinson; and a brother and sister-in-law of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Boswell, Paris, France. Ushers were William Ullery, Scranton, and Dallas Dodge. Flower-girl was Rhonda Ullery, Scranton. Reception Assistants Assisting with the reception were Patty Kirsh, Topeka; Mmes. Don Kliewer, Canton; Cliff Durgin, Americus; Chester Beck, Las Animas; Jack Hatfield, Wayne Boswell and Frank Dodge. The couple will be at home on RFD 1, where the bridegroom is engaged in farming. »i ... .... F W ' Mrs. Marshall Stauffer (Trudy Boswell) Both are employed by Boswell Inc. Dennis Bush Dcbra Teter Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in South Hutchinson was the setting for the marriage of Debra Teter to Dennis Bush. Mi. and Mrs. Dennis Bush (Debra Teter) Their parents are Messrs. and Mmes. Robert L. Teter, 541 East 1st, and Earl E. Bush, 551 East 1st. Rev. Frances Cox officiated at the ceremony. Mrs. K. O. Bircher, Hutchinson, provided the music. Matron of honor and best man were Mrs. Jack Diggs and Rick Aich, Hutchinson. The reception was in the church. The couple will be at home at 413 East A. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bush are students at Hutchinson Community College. Goofed - But Buck Stops There DEAR ANN LANDERS: You goofed — and I hope you'll be big enough to admit it. I refer to your shamefully inadequate response to the mother who signed herself "111 In Illinois." I was ill in Indiana when I read it. (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephotu) DIMITRI ... of Italy takes the safari Shown in New York, the suits are custom suit out of the bush — sprucing up the ideas tailored in beige wool gabardine with saddle* for him and her — turning the classic uni- bag pockets, four-button fronts and signature form into a, superbly tailored outfit for belted waists. Trousers can be worn in or casual wear all about the town and country, out of boots, depending on the adventurer. The mother was writing about her handsome, talented, 21 - year - old, homosexual son. She wanted to know how she could help him lead a normal life. Your advice was for the mother to get counseling and learn to live with the situation which you described as "probably irreversible." Your last line, that she was probably a lot unhappier than the boy, was strange, to put it mildly. How did you reach that conclusion? Did an assistant write that answer? It didn 't sound like you, Ann Landers. Please review the letter and try it again. — Marion, Ind. DEAR MARION: You're right that I goofed, but the buck stops here. Every word that appears under my byline is written by me, and I'm responsible for it. The advice you question was, I agree, inadequate. I have no defense but I do have an explanation. I sometimes must cut a letter in order to use it in the column. In this instance, I cut the letter so drastically that some vital facts were deleted. In the original letter, the mother described the boy's accomplishments. He was ere* ative, outgoing, related well to members of both sexes, did beautifully in school and was headed for a promising career. He told his parents he was a homosexual and made it clear that he was perfectly content and did not want professional help. The mother, on the other hand, was so grieved about his deviation that she was becoming bedridden. I told her not to press therapy on a boy who didn't want it, but to get some therapy herself, so she could learn to accept him. DEAR ANN LANDERS: In the last few months you have printed several letters from women who have lost babies. They have written to. tell you some of the thoughtless and hurtful things people have said to them. Last year we lost our first baby in my sixth month of pregnancy. The doctor said it was a blessing because the baby was deformed. I am pregnant again and understandably I am apprehensive. You can't believe the number of people who have gone out of their way to say, "I hope this one is all right." Don't these fools realize this is what is on my mind night and day? Why must they bring it up? I know they mean well, but it 's so stupid. Print my letter please and tell me, if you can, why people are like this?— Michigan City DEAR M.C.: Your answer is in your letter. They mean well but they're stupid. Thanks for writing and good luck to you. love is . . . giving him a chest rub when he has a cold. ]f;t laf ANGEtFS T1MIS Calendar Deadline In order for the notice of a meeting to appear in the Sunday Social Calendar, it must be reported to our office by noon on the Thursday preceding publication. Favorite Recipe FRENCH FRIED EGGPLANT 1 eggplant l k c. milk 1 egg li: c flour VA tsp. salt Peel eggplant; cut like French fries. Sprinkle with salt. Combine egg, milk, flour and salt into batter. Dry eggplant with paper towel; dip in batter, coating each piece well. Fry in hot fat until browned. Onion rings may be fried at the same time. Mrs. H. Bridgess 529 West C Kingman Send your best recipes to Favorite Recipe, The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kan. The recipes ere ludged by Jane Savage, home service director of the Oat Service Company. Each one chosen tur publication wins a $1 award. Call Doug for a Clean Rug" Phone M3-2538 1403-4971 A FAMILY dinner Saturday in the Golden Manor in Lewis will honor Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Fisher of Kinsley, in observance of their 70th wedding anniversary. Their children are Mrs. Merle Munduenke, Lewis; C. O. Fisher, Emil Fisher, Fellsburg; and C. K. Fisher, McDonald. There are nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, who were married on Oct. 1, 1901, have lived in the Fellsburg and Kinsley communities all of their lives. Xalth VolkUnd OPEN 7-11 EVERYDAY d$\ If our clerks are not the friendliest, fastest most courteous "TeKL tfc&ut Come in for your Free Smile 1901 E. 4th W. 4th at Whiteside i

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