The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 1, 1971 · Page 63
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Iron Door Knockers Used After 1850 Around the Town Hutchinson News Friday, Oct. 1, 1971 Page 10 Queen Contest December 10 The 10th annua] 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, Bailey- vine, 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, i Any interested girl may obtain more information and an entry blank by contacting Mrs. James McCormick, 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 arc 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 identity 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 stoi'ies 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 mall and photos from readers but regrets that she cannot enter into personal correspondence. Photos will not bo 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. 150, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501.) Saturday Bride-Elect Is Honored Debbie Philbrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Philbrick, 220 East 6th, has' been honored with bridal courtesies. Miss Philbrick is the Saturday bride-elect of Doug Winchester, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Winchester, 114 East 5lh. Among the guests at the courtesies have been Mrs. Philbrick and daughter, Kathie; Mrs. Winchester; Miss Philbrick's grandmothers and her great-grandmother, Mmes. William Bonsy, 908 East 6th, Rudy Philbrick and Vira Voorhees, 310 North Maple; and Mr. Winchester's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Winchester of Stafford. Mrs. Billy Taggart and daughter, Debbie, were hostesses in their home at 504 East 7th for a miscellaneous shower. Other invited guests were: Pattl Morris, Ronda Luman, Laura Lee, Marcella Shook, Carol Grounds, Mmes. John McElheny, Kenny Snyder, Norval Babcock, Darrel Parrish, Glenn Brown, Robert Waldschmidl, Dave Goldsmith, Mike Hildebrand, Rick Angel and Esthaol Turner. A miscellaneous shower in the home of Mrs. Dan Mason. 20 East 10th, honored Miss Philbrick. The invited guests were: Mmes. Ellsworth Philbrick, Stan Williams, Ed Boyer, South Hutchinson; Arnold Philbrick, Mike Kelly, William Badders, Eddie Miles, Amos Lightsey, Virgil Imel, Henry Gross, Everett Hendrickson, Eill Edwards, Diek White and Miss Jolene Philbrick. Women of the Faith United Methodist Church were guests at a miscellaneous shower in the Calvert Sims home at 2927 East 4th. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Sims, Mmes. Vic Dennis and William Annbruster. Invited guests were: Ginger Swanson, Mmes. Leo Ahrens, George Kocher, Harvey Penner, Guv Gann, John Walters, James Lock, Ed Swanson, Kenneth Turner, Melba Long, Michael Armstrong, Joe Mettlcn, Phil Henderson and Claude Bailey. Pam Walters, Mmes. Robert Barnes, C. Robert Brown, Robert Wernet, Rosanna Spencer, Mason Tennanf, Jeff Stropes, George Potter, B. J. PalHster, Lottie Jerauld, Neil Thompson, Bob Currie, Deane Banker, Frances Thomas and Gene Knox. Mr. and Mrs. Winchester will be hosts for the wedding rehearsal dinner this evening in Th -2 Red Rooster. Members of ths wedding party will be guests. THE PETE Shaddy home at 5600 Johnson Drive was the setting for a come - as - you - are breakfast for members of Epsilon Xi chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Hostesses were Mrs. Shaddy and Mrs. Robert L. Klein. Guests included prospective members, Mmes. Douglas Holtz, Jerry Haines, Steven Ellwine and Jim Crays. OFFICERS were elected at a meeting of the Hutchinson Afternoon Garden Club in the home of Mrs. Ferren Benton, RFD 1, with Mrs. Elsie Schmitt as co- hostess. They are Mmes. H. F. Sheline, president; Thomas Grubb, vice- president; A. M. Loy, secretary; and Vaden Stroud, treasurer. Delegates to the state convention Oct. 3 to 5 in Emporia are Mimes. Wallace White, Sheline and Grubb. Representing the club at the judging school, to be in late October in Hutchinson, will be Mrs. Robert Hillshafer. JOINING the "25-year-club" at Central State Bank is Thetma Hisey, 46 Faircrest. A secretary, Miss Hisey was presented a surprise gift of a silver tea service this morning by Fred Littooy, president, in recognition of 25 years employment at the bank. Before joining the bank staff, Miss Hisey served for three years in the U.S. Navy. She is a member of the American Bus­ iness Women's Association, Forest Park United Presbyterian Church and the American Institute of Banking. Another member of the "club" is Mrs. Barbara Corsaut, who has been with the bank for 28 years. 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 Arm 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 P'lauricc Bergcr home in Halstead was the setting for a miscellaneous shower. M r s. Ralph Ward was co-hostess. Mrs. Hiebert, Mrs. Wendling, and Mr. Wendlmg's grandmother, Mrs. Leo Wendling of Halstead, were among the guests. MR. AND MRS. John Santee of the Landmark Hotel arc observing their golden wedding anniversary today. Mr. and Mrs. Santee are former residents of Pretty Prairie. The Santees will be hosts at dinner today for the residents in the Hotel. They will be hosts Sunday at a dinner. Guests will be Messrs. and Mmes. Kenneth Bentson, Harry Kautzer, Pretty Prairie, and Mr. Santee's brothers and families, Messrs. and Mmes. Lee Santee and Richard Santee of Wichita. Literally So True BETHESDA, Md. (AP)-Trudy Ann Misner was practicing part of the marriage vow, "in sickness," as she was saying it. She was married to Robert Burroughs, a 26-year-old night watchman who suffered a number of fractures in a recent car accident. They were wed in his hospital room at Suburban Hospital. Hutchinson Couples Marriec. Marshall Stanjfor 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, Lss 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 Bos- Paris, France. Ushers were William Ullery, Scranton, and Dallas Dodge. Fbwergirl was Rhonda Ullery, Scranton. Reception Assistants Assisting with the reception were Patty Kirsh, Topska; Mmss. 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. wel Mrs. Marshall Stauffer (Trudy Boswell) Both are employed by Boswell Inc. Dennis Bush Debra Teter Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in South Hutchinson was the setting for the marriage of Debra Teter to Dennis Bush. Mr. 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 (he 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 Hutching son 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. DIMITRI ... of Italy takes ihe safari suit out of the bush — sprucing up the ideas for him and her — turning the classic uniform into a superbly tailored outfit for casual wear all about the town and country. .1 (Hutchinson News-UPI Telephoto) Shown in New York, the suits are custom tailored in beige wool gabardine with saddlebag pockets, four-button fronts and signature belted waists. Trousers can be worn in or 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 creative, outgoing, related well i 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 o f 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. 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 Mundhenke, 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. loVQ IS . . . giving him a chest rub when he has a cold, ^ Coprfijt.1 )»7I (OS ANGEIES TlMlS 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 V-J. C . milk 1 egg V -i c. flour 'A 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 Jo Favorite Rectpe, The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kan. The recipes are judged by Jane Savage, home service director ol Ihe Gas Service Company. Each one chosen (or publication wins a Jl award. "Call Doug for a Clean Rug" Phone 663-2538 *Pligne 1A03-4971 Keith Volkland FOLKLAW] "Funeral ^om^ 528 North Main i If our clerks are not the friendliest, fastest most courteous Te&H tfaxw.. Come in for your Free Smile 1901 E. 4th W. 4th at Whiteside

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