The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 7, 1971 · Page 6
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Thursday, October 7, 1971
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Around the Town Hutchinson News Thursday, Oct. 7, 1971 Page 6 Women Are Honored With Birthday Observances ". . Plus half of next week's allowance is $4.50. minus the change from Colonel Sanders makes it $3.75 and the 60 cents I paid the paper boy brings it to $4.35." "HE flunked freshman math?" "Children of Your Own!" -- 5 Son Has Never Been Without Own Funds By ERMA BOMBECK and BIL KEANE BxetrpM from tht book 'JUST WAIT TILL YOU HAVE CHILDREN OP YOUR OWN!' Copyright (c) 1*71 by Erma Bomboek and Bit Ktant. PuMiihad by Doubltday I Company. Inc. My son did not show signs of money deficiency until he opened his small fist in the nursery and found it was empty. He leaned over to the kid in the next crib and said, "Hey, bub, you wanta buy an ID bracelet practically new?" He has never been without funds since. When he was three, he was selling our financial statement to neighbors. When he was six, he was underselling the Avon lady. By the time he was nine, he was pulling his teeth and peddling them to the tooth fairy faster than his gums could heal. One Christmas morning, after he had received $200 worth of toys and baubles, he approached his father and said, "I want to talk about my allowance." His father smiled, "What about every week if I gave you a shiny dime in return for emptying the garbage, cleaning your room (which is almost the same thing) and clearing the table each night for Mother?" "You don't understand," he said. "I am not applying for the Peace Corps. I am talking about a guaranteed weekly salary of $1.50, with fringe benefits, option to negotiate biannually and 6 3 A per cent interest on all money borrowed back by you and Mom." Real Crisis Oh, how I hated to borrow money from that kid. It was like doing business with the Mafia. When a loan had not been repaid, he would circulate through our small dinner party, walk up to his father, kiss him on either cheek and place a small, white carnation in his buttonhole and announce in a loud clear voice. "You have until 11 p.m. to repay the $3 you borrowed for pizza last Thursday." We'd laugh, of course, saying, "Aren't children too much?" but I wished we had enough to pay him everything we owed. The real crisis came one day in high school. He came home and said, "I have to have another increase in my allowance." "I've been meaning to have a talk with you," said his father. "Your mother and I have decided we can no longer afford a teen-ager. We are paying you to shine your own shoes, pass English, take a laxative, keep your feet off the table, close your mouth when you eat, stand up straight, be pleasant to your Aunt Clara, feed your own hamster, eat a good breakfast, change your shirt and let us use our own phone. The next thing you know you will ask us to pay you to breathe." Mrs. Lucille Bethel, RFD 1, was honored Wednesday afternoon with a birthday party. Mrs. Bethel's daughter, Mrs. Ralph Nichols of Nickerson, was hostess. Guests included the honoree's sister, Mrs. Charles Tillery. 211 North Main, South Hutchinson; and her other daughters, Tani- mie and Janell Devine, 1009 North Main. Other guests were Nancy Nichols, Michelle Lee Muth, Robert Lisowski, Nickerson; Wanda Cornwell, Mmes. Gary E. Tillery, Paul Manke, Robert Goertzen, Bill Leinweber, Florence Brown, Inez Parsons and Vada Stout. Mrs. Bethel's other children are Danny, Ronnie and David Devine, all of Pacific Grove, Calif. She has seven grandchildren. THE 83rd birthday of Mrs. Myrtle Locke of Arlington was observed with a family dinner in the Royal Inn. Guests were Connie Locke, Marysville; Lorene Locke, Topeka; Pam Locke, Messrs. and Mmes. Ken Baker and Kerry, Hutchinson; Steve Locke and children,' Scott and Stephany, Langdon; Gale Locke, Verdis Baker and Lorie Locke and son, Mark, Arlington. THE UNION Valley Church was the setting Wednesday of a tea for members of the Union Valley, Kings Garden, Maple Manor. Prosperity, Obee and Kent EHUs. Fall bouquets decorated the serving table. Hostesses were Mmes. Willis Hutchinson and Ivy Mendenhall. Members of the Obee EHU were in charge of the program. Esther Pankratz, Buhler, gave a review of the book "Hurrying Big for Little Reasons." Sherrie Mendenhall sang a solo, accompanied by Rene Schmucker. Among the guests were Mmes. Helen Blackwood and Phyllis Howerton, from the Reno County Extension Office. NEW CENTURY Club members met at luncheon Wednesday in The Red Rooster. Mrs. Anna Peterson, president, presided. The nineteen members present told about their summer activities. WOMAN'S Christian Temperance Union met Wednesday afternoon in Women's Civic Center. Music was provided by a boys' trio from Central Christian High School. They were Gregg Dartsch, Roger Wedel and Ted Seaman, directed by Millard Seaman; Denice Schmucker was the accompanist. Reports of the Pratt state convention in September were given by Mmes. Louise Bedard, Milford White, Glenn G. Hays and C. A. Burwell. Other talks were given by Clara Fieser, Mmes. Howard Dukelow, J. Henry Dunn and Frank Russell. Plans for the Christmas fair and the booth for the state teachers meeting in November were discussed. WOMEN'S Civic Center Club will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in Women's Civic Center 1 . A fall decor will provide the setting for fall fashions shown by Frank's, with Terry Bloskey as narrator, and Mrs. William Votruba co-ordinator. Models for the fashion show will be Mmes. Opal Batterton, Helen Brabets, R. L. Evans, Frank Fee, Wilber Murray and Wade Patton. MRS. ED J. Hammel was hostess Wednesday in her home at 11 Lazy Lane for a meeting of the Domestic Science Club. Co-hostesses were Mary B. Porter and Mrs. O. B. Zenor. Mrs. Albert E. Greenler, presided. Mrs. Floyd E. Shelton is a new member of the club. Guests were Mmes. Marie Stein and Gertrude Morrow. The program was a skit on parliamentary procedure given by Ruth Williams, Mmes, O. W. Sargent, Ira L. King, P. H. Zuercher and James H. Mullen. Mrs. K. J. Crosby gave a review of the GFCW convention in June in Pennsylvania. THE RENO County Historical Museum at Haven will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday for an open house. The public is invited to attend. MR. AND MRS. Emit Ploog, 2701 Heather Pkwy., have returned from Emporia where they attended the 44th annual convention of the Kansas Associated Garden Clubs and flower show, Oct, 2 to 4. Mr. Ploog is president of the organization; Mrs. Ploog is South Central District Director. The Ploogs represented the Friends of Our Father's Garden Club. The club received a purple ribbon for standard of excellence and a first was received for the historical scrapbook by Mmes. Gripe Jackman and Ploog. Mrs. Ploog received the Eva May Shank trophy for junior leadership of the Sunflower Seedling Club. Juniors receiving awards were Craig Clough, Karen Clough, Lorilyn Adams and Lise Adams. Grover Kitch, 2206 Tyler. Great-grandparents are Messrs. and Mmes. Charles Stockman, Emmett. Idaho, and Alvin Tuxhorn, 541 South Poplar, South Hutchinson. Who's Nexv T BOY — Adam Randell, bom Sept. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kitch, Boise, Idaho. Grandparents are Messrs. and Mmes. Launce Flock, Boise, and Tomorrow's Events Club Activities WOMAN'S Relief Corps: Patriotic Room, Courthouse, 2 p.m. MR. AND MRS. Ralph Mcllrath of Kingman will be honored with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall of the Kingman United Methodist Church in observance of their 60th wedding anniversary. Their children, Messrs. and Mmes. John Mcllrath, 23 Sunflower; Robert Mcllrath, Mmes. Bill Mcllrath and Arnold Gilchrist, Kingman, will be hosts for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Mcllrath have 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. They request no gifts. Let's Cook! Fresh Vegetable Monday Stew One of the best-selling items in kitchen ware today is the Chinese wok. In use for centuries, it is a round-bottomed pan which sits on a metal ring or collar over the heat. It is heavy and the sloping sides conduct heat beautifully. This al- "What are you suggesting?" asked our son. "I am suggesting that you think about a job," said his father. Money Deficiency "Doing what?" he asked. "That is up to you," said his father. "But if I were you I would begin to take stock of myself. At your age you should be able to contribute something unique to the job market. Think about it . . . perhaps you could do something mechanical." "Come to think of it," he mused, "I was the only guy at camp who could light a match on his zipper." "Or maybe something musical," said his father. "A lot of boys today are making a bundle. . ." "As a matter of fact, there's a group of us in study hall who can do the Hail Mary in belches." He grinned. "Or something in an office. Your mother has an orderly mind." "Yeah. I did have the idea to sleep with all my clothes on to save time in the mornings." "Or maybe something in law enforcement. Have you thought about that?" "Sure. Did I tell you I can hang my head out of the car window and make a noise just like a siren? Sometimes three or four cars pull off the highway." "Perhaps sales is your answer. Maybe you have a hidden talent for selling things." "Remember the garage sale Mom had and I sold the garage in the first five minutes?" "Look, boy," said his father irritably. "What exactly are your talents to date?" "I ate 22 hot dogs once, parked 15 boys and a fat cheerleader into a Volkswagen, recited "Hamlet" in pig Latin, did a great impersonation of Warren G. Harding and made a Christmas tree out of x's in typing class." "That's it?" asked his father, his shoulders slumping. "What ya .expect? I'm only a high school boy." "Do it again," said his father. "Do what?" "Breathe in and out. It isn't worth 10 bucks, but everyone has to start somewhere." Next: Prom Fat love 25... , . . letting him go bowling with the boys every week. C»,,i.kt 1*71 [OS AHGflfS 1IMIS lows quick cooking with very little fat — fine for today's cholesterol-conscious cooks. (Adv.) Besides all the traditional Chinese stir-fried dishes, we find it useful for lots of ordinary cooking, too. For instance this fresh vegetable stew— a good way with Sunday's leftover roast. Haven't got a wok? Use a large skillet — either way it's table ready in less than 15 minutes. MONDAY STEW 2 to 3 c. cooked beef or lamb V\ c. olive or vegetable oil 6 to 8 green onions 2 to 3 zuccini squash. 1 green pepper 1 clove garlic, mashed 4 tomatoes Grated rind of V> lemon Pinch of sweet basil Salt and lemon pepper If the meat is rare, so much the better. Cut it from the bone, and trim away all fat and gristle. Cut into chunks. Cut onions into one-inch pieces, using some of the green part. Slice zuccini one- half inch thick. Seed pepper and cut into one-inch squares. Cut tomatoes into wedges. When fresh tomatoes aren't available, use one can tomato wedges, drained. Heat oil in wok or skillet until it almost smokes. Add meat cubes and stir until hot and beginning to brown around edges. Add onions, zuccini and green pepper. Cook and stir for two minutes and then cover for a minute or two. Add garlic, tomatoes and seasonsings — the amount will vary according to how much the roast was seasoned first time around. Again, cook and stir until tomatoes are hot through. Not too long; the vegetables should retain all their brilliant colors and some crispness. Serves five to six. STEAMATIC carpet cleaning "Call Doug lor a Clean Rug" Phono Ml-2539 DEAR JUDY: Should I have an outside canvas enclosure made and put over our central air portion of the system that is located outdoors? I have notic ed some people have covers made for the outside unit. J.R DEAR J.R.: If you wish to spend money unnecessarily put a cover on the unit. However I don't know of a single manu facturer that recommends the outside air condensing unit be covered with additional protection other than what comes with it. Mechanics advise units that are enclosed frequently encoun ter various nests built within the unit that cause trouble the following year. Leave the unit alone. Don't wrap it up. Many manufacturers request that the electrical current be left on to the condensing unit so that the oil will remain separated from the refrigerant — so do not pull the switch to the outdoor condensing unit unless the manufacturer's instructions say otherwise. If you have any question regarding your Air Conditioning, Winterizing Service or Heating Service, please feel free to call for the free recommendations of a service Engineer from Stevens inc., 662-3351. They will be glad to assist you with your Heating and Air Conditioning problems. Whatever your problem — Plumbing, Heating or Air Conditioning — just write DEAR JUDY, P. O. Box 1067, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. „ r y "Is the store for yon" g *^4tr 7 N. Main £hip 'i £hort Bravo Crepeshirt! Dramatic collar makes its points in a burst of fashion fluidity. Rich, carefree Sand Crepe of 80% Dacron® polyester, 20% cotton. White, drama shades. Sizes 30-38. Come to Northgate Hardware days Oct. 7-10 Thurs., Fri., Sot. & Sun., THE GOLDEN wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McMichael of Kingman was observed at a family dinner in the Kingman United Methodist Church. Hosts for the event were their children, Mrs. John E. Milburn, Penalosa, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Covington, Scottsdale, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. McMichael have five grandchildren, Byron and Bruce Milburn, and Ed, Linda and Michael Covington. Surprise your Granny with our Granny Bunch Sunday, October 10th is Grandmother's Day Nothing could please her more than to be remembered on HER day with a long-lasting bouquet of colorful fresh flowers. Whether your Granny lives nearby or many miles away, we'll guarantee delivery almost anywhere, in time for Grandmother's Day. Our Granny Bunch is available from $7.50 tJ $15.00. Call US Today Satisfaction Guaranteed Flowers Belong In Your Life! IWmmFMk 4 521 East 11th 24 hour answering Monday through Saturday service 662-6637 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pick Up Your FREE Recipe For Apple BundtCokt "New In Hutchinson" For Time of Day just Dial 663-6189 Courtesy of Northgate Hardware. HARDWARE "Northgate Shopping Center" 507 East 30th — Phone 662-4722 Open Dally t am to I pm-Opea Suday-14 pm

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