Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 21, 1966 · Page 8
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 8

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, November 21, 1966
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8 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNOK ILLINOIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1965 I J? XT'" FOR LADIES ONLY... 'Joys Of Junking' In Florida Told By Mrs. Bonnie Bufkin By SALLY As a rule, I'm delighted to receive a letter from Bonnie Bufkin, a former resident, now living at 6724 S.W. 13 Terrace in Miami, Florida. . . However, I'll have to admit that the first pleasure at seeing her familiar writing on the envelope became slightly less glowing when I started reading what she had to report on her activities down there. . . Believe me, envy and a twinge of jealously took over when I come to a paragraph reading like this: "A friend of mine went 'junking' and picked up a beautiful chest of drawers. . . Then, after sanding off at least a dozen coats of paint and varnish, she became tired and bored with the job—and gave the chest to me. . . Soon as I laid eyes on it, Sally, I thought of you and your love of old things. . . It is so lovely. . . The drawer pulls are designed in wood and are carved in tlie shape of bows. . • We are making a server of it to go with my dining room table and four captain chairs. "More about junking down here in Florida. . . In Miami, there are no alleys. . . People who discard furniture and other unwanted household items, merely pile them on the front lawns about once a month—and the city sends out trash collectors to pick up the things. . . Secondhand dealers will hardly bother to come to a house to offer an estimate when one wishes to sell. . , So, most folks just pitch things out to be taken away. (And what fun this is for a collector with a keen eye.) "It is not unusual to see big, fine cars as well as jalopies and battered pick-up trucks out junking. . . And, I must say I was horrified at the sight when we first came down here. . . But, it is surprising how soon the 'fever' catches on.. . And, there is nothing at all unusual in seeing a stack of chairs, boxes, perhaps a nice lamp or two — •nd even a discarded refrigerator piled on the boulevard tight in front of a mansion. . . Perhaps such activity is one reason why Miami is such an intriguing place to live." "Well, if you were here, we would brew up a pot of coffee, eat crackers and cheese and philosophize. . . But, as it is, I must get busy and I'm sure you must, too. . . Besides, you are probably worn out from reading all this." -0- -0- -0- Note to Bonnie. . . No, I'm not even slightly tired — just sort of dejected because I can't hire a truck and head for Miami without further delay. . . , Meanwhile, I'm doing a bit of philosophizing without you —like thinking if I cannot be on hand to make off with a few treasures, I should be happy that you are able to do so. . . (But, you know just as well as I do, that love of antiques and bubbling enthusiasm for another's collecting enginuity are two emotions that are mighty difficult to experience at the same time. . . So, while reminding myself that one must never begrudge — or covet — I'm also reminding myself that finding a cast-off treasure couldn't possibly happen to a nicer person than you — and happy junking, my good friend. Now, to tell ypu about the way to transform those ordinary pictures. First, place the picture on a piece of substantial cardboard cover the surface with cheesecloth and securely thumbtack in place. . . Varnish the surface and let it dry. . . remove the thumbtacks — and you'll find you have what appears to be a painting-on-can vas. . . (Especially nice for such a transformation are tlie large and lovely scenic views found on calendars. . . The glossy surface takes on surprising depth and muted colors. . . So, give it a try, kiddo, and I'm sure you'll be delighted with the results.) I'm pleased to know that you've been enjoying the columns about unusual community names. . . . And, please don't forget to send more of Larry Thompson's columns to me one of these days. (What a writer he is.) But, regardless of what comes with your letter, just be sure to send another one real soon. ~- RUTH MILLETT Parting Church Service For Divorcees? A minister In Virginia has written a divorce service for couples who want to dissolve their marriage with the comfort, concern and blessing of the church. Says the minister: "Couples who prefer to say 'I do' in church should also have the privilege of'saying 'I don't* in a religious setting. So far the minister has had no requests for his church divorce ceremony. And that's easy to understand. For it would certainly raise a few problems. Like what would the brfde-that was wear for the ceremony? Would the couple Invite their friends to the ceremony? And would they be able to agree on which were truly friends to both? If either was planning to remarry right away—as so often happens in such cases—would ttie next husband or wife be asked to the ceremony? Should there be a reception afterward? Should there be separate trips for husband and wife to mark the beginning of their lives without each other, just as the honeymoon trip began their marriage? And should announcements of the ceremony be sent to friends at a distance , who couldn't possibly have attended the divorce ceremony — even if it were decided that friends should be invited? And, oh yes, should the church be decorated with flowers? And, if so, what would seem most appropriate—snapdragons or for­ get-me-nots? A church wedding isn't the easiest ceremony to arrange. But a church divorce really would present some problems. ORKIN PEST-CONTROL FORTUNE TIED UP Millionaire's Wife Applies For Relief ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Otto Orkin, the pest-control millionaire with no spending money, won't have to go on relief after all. The plight of the Latvian immigrant, 78, drew wide attention early this month when his wife applied for welfare funds and government surplus food because Orkin's fortune was tied up in a trust fund and the courts. Since then, the Orkins say, they have received letters of encouragement, cash donations of ?1 to $50 and an invitation to live with one newspaper reader. And the couple's attorney says trustees of the Orkin estate have set up limited credit with grocery stores, druggists and laundries. Starting In Allentown, Pa., with a homemade rat poison and a third grade education, Orkin developed a ?65-million extermination business with 400 branches in 28 states. After years of litigation in Intrafamily financial squabbles and sanity hearings, Orkin was ruled mentally incompetent in tm. His third wife, with whom hs lives in suburban Smyrna, is custodian of his person but not of his property. Mrs. Orkin applied for aid from th eCobb County Welfare .Department Oct 31 and received a eatd entitling the cou­ ple to draw surplus beans, lard, meal, rice and peanut butter. Mrs. Orkin was removed as guardian of Orkin's propei-ty in 1965 and a businessman was named in her place. This year the Orkins petitioned a county court to remove the businessman. The court said that according to provisions of the Orkin trust it had no jurisdiction over the property. This made it impossible for the property guardian to receive any trust funds for the Orkins, and they were left without an income. Now the Orkins have fOed suit to remove the trustees of the estate or to obtain more of the trust's income. The suit is to be heard next week in Fulton County (Atlanta) Superior Court. DIHIT on ON #10 STOP t\AR. AND MRS. WILL D. MYERS OF DIX are shown on their wedding day — 60 years ago — and as they are today. The occasion will be observed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Due to the fact that neither one has good health at this time, no special plans have been made. They are the parents of one living son, C. H. Myers of Neoga. They have three grandchildren: Mrs. Cyrilia Ann Wyrick of Columbus, Go., Mrs. Jean Davis of Normal, 111., and S/Sgt. James Myers, now serving with the Armed Forces, the children of Ishmael L. Myers, now deceased. They also hav seven great­ grandchildren. MR. AND MRS. ORVILLE LOWERY of 105 south 17th street will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 27, with a reception in Recreation Center at the housing project, 1000 south Ninth street. All relatives and friends are invited to attend between the hours of two and four o'clock. They are the parents of two daughters: Mrs. Velma Holabeck of Des Plaines, III., and Mrs. Fern Chuculate of Ft. Worth, Texas. They also have five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. SOCIETY First Baptist W.M.I. Meeting The Women's Missionary Society of the First Baptist church will meet Tuesday, November 22, at tlie church, beginning at 1:00. The Thanksgiving program will be conducted by the Division of Missions. The Rebecca Anderson Circle will be in charge of the social period. A meeting oj the Executive Board oi Officers is to be held at 12:30 p.m., preceding the reg- fllar meeting. Takes Her Pup To Communion HALBERTON, England (AP) — A 76->-cnr-old widow wlio takes her dog to chiii-ch every .Sunday said today if the dog is prevented from taking Communion with her she will stop going to churcli. "My little d,og Pip means everything to me," said Florence Cox. "She's all I've got. When I take Communion I give her a Viit of the wafer and a little wine on my finger. "No one has ever said this is wrong, and I see no harm in It. But if they stop me I shall stop attending church." The vicar, the Rev. Arthur Jonos of St. Andrew's church said: "I don't go along with passing consecrated wafers or wine to a dog, and I do not think anyone else would." YOURS ... SOCIALLY By SAllY Mrs. Ernest Strauss, who has been visiting in the home of Mrs. Frank Hoi*ins, has returned to their home in Catlin, HI. Mrs. Katie A. Hall, a resident at Rest Haven Manor Nursing Home In Albion will be 91 years old November 25 we have been told by her daughter, Mrs. Melba Draper of Wayne City . . . Stanley McCown ol Waltonvllle will be 70 years November 25 according to a note received from his daughter, Mrs. Fay Bates, also of Waltonville. ... We do hope each one will receive many other cai'ds with the one we are mailing today. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Weland Kem and children. Drew and Denise, of Arlington, Texas, are arriving today to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kem. Humans breathe in axygen and breathe out carbon dioxide; plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. The trade of pawnbroker existed in China as early as 3,000 years ago, according to the En­ cyclopaedia Britannica. Shirley Peroino In Cost Of College Ploy Miss Shirley Peraino of this city is a member of the cast in "Spoon River Anthology" at the Kansas State Teachers' College in Emporia. The play will be presented December 5 thro\igh December 10 in Albert Taylor Hall at the college. DEAR ABBY ... Feed Kicking Husband Hay Abigail Van Buren Problems? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. For a personal reply inclose a stamped, self-addressed envelc^w. DEAR ABBY: Last week a friend and his wife came over to visit us. My husband was discussing sports with the man, and I was helping the wife with some stitches she was having difficulty crocheting. Out of the wide blue sky my husband got up out of his chair, walked over to where I was sitting, and kicked me! I was so shocked my dentures nearly fell out. I was too stunned to say anything, and of course, our guests didn't know what to say or think, so they pretended tliey didn't see anything. Later on, when our guests left, I asked my husband what his idea was in kicking me. He said. "You were sitting badly, your dress was hiked up over your knees." For crying out loud. Is this any way for a husband to act when there are guests around? Kicked In K. a DEAR KICKED: Certainly not. Nor is it any way for a husband to behave when there are NO guests around. He needs to be taught a lesson. Serve him hay. It's a fitting diet lor the kind of animal who doesn't speak — but kicks. DEAR ABBY: Someone signed WORRIED wrote expressing, concern because her birth certificate carried her mother's maiden name. She assumed that her mother had had her before she was married. Abby, in most states (and perhaps in ALL of them, for all I know) this is the way all birth certificates are made out. Only the mother's MAIDEN name appears on the child's birth cei-ti- ficate. Never her married name. A very humane jirnctice if you ask me. M.D.A. DEAR ABBY: Yesterday mom had 50 cents on her dresser, and this morning it was gone. We have a large family and no one will own up, so my father has placed all us kids on restriction until the guilty party confesses. We can't use the plione, radio or TV, and we've lost all our privileges for a whole month. I considered saying I took the 50 cents to get the other innocent ones off restriction, but that would include the guilty one, too, so maybe that's silly. I think I know who took the money, and I tliink my parents know, too, but they are waiting for her to own up to it. Do you tliink this is fair? What should I do? UNHAPPY DEAR UNHAPPY: If your parents know who the guilty party is, but are punisliing all of you, they are being very unjust. Don't claim guilt you don't deserve. You innocent ones should go to your parents and declare your innocence once more. By this time the guilty party should 'fess up. Good luck. CONFIDENTIAL TO "GINNY" : I you are wise, that "certain something" you'll look for in a prospective husband will be "something certain." Mi 2210 College JACKSON & MARTIN GROCERY "The Friendliest Folks In Town" Dial 244-1510 TSNDeR -TASry Eagles Auxiliary The auxiliary of Fraternal order of Eagles, Aerie 2791, will meet Tuesday evening, November 22, at 7:30 o'clock at the dub rooms. All members are urged to attend. Woodlawn P.T.A. The Parent-Teacher Association met November 17 at the Woodlawn grade school. Mrs. Marjorie Earls read the P.T.A. Prayer and Miss Becky Brown led the pledge of allegiarKe to the American flag. Special entertainment was furnished by the fifth grade students, accompanied by Mrs. Claire Latta, music teacher. | Mrs. Bob Weatherford, pro-' gram chairman, presented Colonel John A. Fenoli, who presented some interesting slides made In Italy. The fifth grade won the attendance banner and Paul Sherman won a special prize. Mrs. Mclvin Sanders, president, dismissed the group after Which representatives of the sixth grade service. Refreshments in the school cafeteria. Sunshine Club Mrs. Rosa Miller was hostess: to the Boyd Sunshine Club lastj^ Thursday with twelve members present. New officers elected ai-e: Lucille Tinsley, president; Pat Copeland, vice pre.siaent; Marilyn Copple, secretary-treasurer; and Glenna Copple, reporter. Plans were made for the Christmas dinner which will be held December 15 at the home of Mrs. Edna Douthit. There will be a gift excliange and names of Mystei-y Pals will be revealed. The hostesses .served a delicious luncheon at noon. Mrs. Flcta High received a Mystery Pal gift. Hunter Book Pack PERSONAL S. M. "Shorty" Dare of this city is a patient in Room 12244 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He is recuperating from major surg- ei-y and would appreciate cards from his friends in this community. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How tp Write Letters for All Occasions." "Poioffuj T ^u<5 Cream of Roses \ SPECIALS Cleansing Cream Big W .S.CS, Meets The Woman's Society of Christian Service, Dix Methodist church, met last Thui-sday at the home of Mrs. Lucille WaiTen with nine members present. Mrs. Mildred Connaway, president, presided. The secretary's report was given by Mrs. Warren, and the treasurer's report was presented by Mrs. Louvena Storment There were 14 side calls reported. The lesson "The Christian and Culture" was given by Mrs. Stoi'- ment. Refreshments were served by the hostess assisted by Mrs. Ruby Tinsley. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Flosemary Harri.s and will include the Christmas program. 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