El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on December 7, 1985 · 45
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El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas · 45

El Paso, Texas
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Saturday, December 7, 1985
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h YMCA serves young, old C&ter No. 17: Mr. S.. $3, is a diabetic who is disoriented and talks about subjects that don't make sense. He needs help with housecleaning and money management, LULAC handles his finances and grocery shopping. 0tr No. S3: ISrs. 11., 58, suffered a stroke two years ago that left her half- Siaralyzed. She is having difficulty ad-usting to her handicap and her finances. She lives with a daughter because her husband is unemployed and Krovides no assistance. Mrs. M. is hav-ig trouble getting Social Security. Her daughter barely supports her own children, but helps her mother anyway. Oldster No. 88: Mrs. D., 61, awaits the infrequent visits of her children and grandchildren. She uses a cane to walk, and one eye has improved only slightly since surgery. She makes her way to church daily to pray. Mrs. D. has medi cal bills to pay, but her Supplemental Security Insurance check isn't enough. Despite her own problems, she recently won an award as a hospital volunteer. Oldster No. 49: Mr. C, 87, once lived close to relatives but now is alone and lonely. He must care for himself and take extra caution not to catch pneumonia again. He suffers painful arthritis. Oldster No. 41: Mrs. H. is a lonely 67-year-old who seeks to make friends whenever she can. Her high blood pressure and diabetes have reduced her activities. She is delighted by people's company, but she has no family. Oldster No. 42: Mrs. M., 75, tries to care for her husband, 84. Mrs. M. uses a walker as she goes about her chores. She has high blood pressure, arthritis, poor eyesight and poor hearing. Mrs. M. worries about finances, but is thankful for her daughter's weekly visits. "The YMCA provides a home for many elderly citizens, but the 'Y' also provides them with the opportunity to be useful to others' general director Dick Gingery said. Many residents have taken charge of several activities for needy youth in the area. They give them a Halloween and Christmas party. They take care of the refreshments, prizes and gifts, and organize the games. r , Some residents also sponsor youth memberships for those unable to pay, Gingery said. "Two important groups within our society are served -- the South by giving them wholesome activi-es, and the elderly by giving them a sense of purpose." . Gingery said many of the problems teen-agers have now could be prevented by exposing them to the kind of whole- r some activities the YMCA has offered.,,. Since 1838.''' ::r-- -pv "The recent trend has been to concen-trate on rehabilitative programs and J i il. ii u mn.:i Oldster! Fund: Sponsored by El Paso Times with help from the Salvation Army, the Oldsters Fund gives cash donations to El Paso's needy elderly. Mail checks to Oldsters Fund, El Paso Times, P.O. Box 20, El Paso, Texas 79999, or take to Times Promotion Department, 401 Mills. Giving Catalog: Sponsored by El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Times, the Giving Catalog distributes gifts to many El Paso groups, including the YMCA. Make checks payable to EPCF YMCA and mail to Giving Catalog, El Paso Times. P.O. Box 20, El Paso, Texas 79999, or take to Times Promotion Department. -. Mrif ' , All names of donors to the Oldsters Fund and the Giving Catalog will be printed in the Times Jan. 1. Donors who don't want their names listed should indicate so when making their donations. rh on we Dtcvrauve. neauu. tt iiiic rehabilitative heln is necessary. we' couia oe sugnung uie luiure leauers ; of our country." ; vl-v The YMCA s wish list mcludes: 1 ; sette recorder, $400; television,. 350z Mr wi if mwmu wj vm vi vswww www' -a the Northeast YMCA, a handicap lift, -81,000; and a vacuum cleaner, 8200. For the Central YMCA's youth sports, 12 M II IIIVX 1 1 II WaWjai7-A 1 IHI. r UH '. am ji ar 4 E.MAMAMa wi m vaw - ovvvvi waiu nv wm cavss avi m www vt , 4 81444, and 12 basketballs at 816 each for t; 8182. For the Metropolitan YMCA, a ;- suae prujeciur, uw.rur uie nurmcuai m ii i w iwii.h. 1 1 1 iv if vviii!. . iiuhi. r Diabetic often disoriented : EaoIlcBfidllflDecBaDip Saturday. December 7, 1885 ED PageM) Ma"aM8ji 'hkmmi aura SErroumds home By Mary Margaret Davis Times staff writer What could be a more appropriate seat for the judge Of El Paso County than an English manor house? .' ': 1 In the middle of Kern Place, County Judge Pat O'Rourke, wife Melissa and their three children are surrounded by what is the United States' current favorite decor, the British country look. "This house was built in 1938 by the R.D. Wis-bruns, and they lived in it until we bought it five years ago," Melissa said. "That's why it's in such good shape. The same people lived in it and kept it up beautifully for 42 years." And many of the house's most charming features inside wooden shutters on nearly all of the windows, chair rails and dadoes, a deep tray ceiling in the formal living room, spacious built-in storage were installed by the former owners. "? But the O'Rourkes have added modern touches, top. I Computer equipment has taken over the small study just off the house's entrance foyer to afford hands-on experience for son Robert "Beto." 13, and daughters Charlotte, 8, and Erin, 5. A microwave oven on an Empire server in the kitchen handles extra cooking and baking plus heat-ups. . r . , ; And, instead of being wallpapered, some of the walls are padded and covered with fabric, with welting trim in corners. That technique is used in the master bedroom , where a peony-print fabric complements pickled pine chests of drawers and a two-poster bed. A secretary disguises a television set. Children's bedrooms open off of a wide gallery with yellow wooden shutters at every window. . The hall's opposite wall is covered with a botanical print on yellow ground. A collection of blue-and-white Chinese export porcelain in a pedimented cabinet of pickled pine in the entry foyer sets the theme for the house's decor. .; . Melissa used a professional interior designer. "The best," she said, laughing. "I rely on the decorating advice of my mother." Her mother is Charlotte Korth, founder of Char-, lotte's, the family-owned business of which Melissa is president ; Ten-foot ceilings make for good proportion in the long, pine-paneled formal living room. Large scale furniture there includes a grand piano that belonged to Melissa's brother. Bob Williams, who left it behind when he moved to New York City; a very large cinnabar chest on a mahogany base with ogee legs that serves as a cocktail table in a fireside arrangement; and a tall and stately mir-ror-doored secretary. ' The double-domed desk is from Century's National Trust Collection exclusively at Charlotte's. Queen Anne and Chippendale chairs and tables, Oriental rugs, and brass accents complete the room where predominant colors are paprika and navy. - - . " - r - The adjoining family room flows into the O'Rourkes' breakfast room. In the L-shaped arrangement, both areas share views of the rear yard and swimming pool through ceiling-high windows and sliding glass doors. In front of the wide expanse of glass, a telescope stands ready for stargazing, a family hobby. A squishy overstuffed couch in patterned chintz, Queen Anne armchairs in dark blue velveteen and cane-trimmed rattan chairs are anchored on a pink and navy dhurrie rug. Wallpaper is a small print that looks like confetti from a distance. Floors are cork "planks." French Provincial pieces are mixed with English Regency in the dining room. f lv - . ( p ... . ."! . - ..... 'TS -tV9 " -p,.... j j . , ... ' J V TIM .Ma ht Vkttf Cnd. Ti3 7 trl tr;rS nJ h ts (VCi3 tc3 tia t tixr cf Ca tictyui iwiaciij peel Slice of British life(style) glitters" in antique exhibition Tfcsir Majesties, the Prince and dian lio:t b "calico" (from Pricea of Wales, are est the only the port cf -Calicut), "mmsker" Brits to steal hearts in the United (stir-o-shakar r.ani3 Mc:k aad SUtss ttis year. sugar"), "katkL" "crewtL" "L Accthsr winnlsj itaport is "Tfca rizi," "buslsw" tsd "ctshssreV Treasure uooxss cf Entain: SC9 (Kashmir). i . .- i . - ,.. 7- Ir J .- j ' 'WWW !i.(L4l IJ m 3 . Jf Vr-: Tintt f"i hf Slr CMMnM Years cf Private Patronize and Art CCsctitj." Tha smr evened Nov. S to m Ltrosi Hreh 13 at the Na-. ti:xl Gallery tl ia Washka. D.C. . ' The rriscls cc!w-1j cf ftaroi-tort, fctirix-a xilvtr, l-ss asd fct-ctliisj, fis Totii J Persian car- L'r v. i iflWwl twei8UVW Ww Vtfc V JX t3,i v2I-s trd ptlacti of Britain ' crrd tea Atltrtit ta illustrate life u lis cmsa "cccrsry couse." -. O. dscertim, however, have tztz tzfzz Izt yttn thst they Csd it ert?ely wdl-msivsd and ai; atl ea a mush kes lunate tx3, cf csutta ia U.S. homes that are cssts csxr c:isa-size. Tts fcdi is tarp-Scd by chisti cr Fslirt.i ceta fxbries ia v&ttszi fttizz, rus d eeometric Oriental dssia, masses cf flowers, and an-tiqre fsrtiiure. Aod overauV the ele Et3 thr-i have a patiaa of t s, aa crira cf having beta "ia the far'r" far rcsaraiioci. "i ;ti:,rb key ward ia the tSrlj - pmltia from Chiaa, pat-Uru fct Iriia evkteace cf tfre l'" "J clra C Eatpire tral W y 1 J i5l Mc-:ti" Is from tie la- broidered shawls from Kashmir to fce ccpicd b Pilclcy, cci:"J, ai e.cncs case tta casts cf &e trs3-tiiaal da fcaisrttj styli-di pisa ccses as the ca clt - Erfcsj s--hi2S fJ the cstdri iariie also b vitsl ta Lh crtry styk?. icrlzscxtsi tct cly ty csver-iB2 wi6ws cc!7 tJ csteg lets cf petted livis lrrU t--tb the chsisecf frcr: tstssisdrrirts asd ' the use cf ths kctszical ttx) also ia firrirs. Ktilczt asa wti;t?er. Erra tizzi tn LZTi u e;-e by b 2 Ult;l ftti tr. Tttt's Trt cf i!m-d, pctci a U.S. fcrrr3C-r-"i. or Ccstory cf U zy, U.C. to reprcijce ana iziri Lrz. pieces. . Of Cestury's coilectica cf 81 ?.ztzs, S3 . are fctsisrarl frta ctr'ra, tat's, chti, fcti3, Cs. c-t-stasds, Kirrcrs, tri bwtr;-s and stfas. The ct-rr'-3 b a ri , mestsl cbcice, Lr V. tT". chill's Utrary ta tL-.-a b Kcst- , -v; 4 U 11 r . 1 f iF-' 11 s - Tinn plxx This conceptual watercolor Is by Bill Rakocy, an El Paso artist It's not the bell tower's actual design. Bell tower to mark Sesquicentennial By Pat Henry Timet itjff writer . A bell tower and portal, a project of the El Paso Sesquicentennial Committee, will be erected on the University of Texas at El Paso campus between Sun Bowl Drive and Interstate Highway 10, near the intersection of University and Sun Bowl, . The UTEP board of regents agreed Friday to lease the half-acre site to the city of El Paso. The portal will mark the 400-year-old crossing between mountain ranges at what then was known as "El Paso del Norte" (Pass of the North). Mount Crista Key will provide a backdrop for the tower, which will reflect the style of the Lower Valley missions. Josephine Aguilar, Sesquicentennial chairwoman, said a design for the campanile will be selected in a contest among El Paso architects. Leonard Sipiora will open the competition "right away," Aguilar said. The lease agreement specifies that UTEP must approve the design. "All we can say right now is that it will be tall enough to be seen from the freeway," Aguilar said. Designs for the campanile's bells wilt be selected in a similar competition. The bells will be cast locally. Construction will be financed by Sesquicentennial fund-raising projects and by donations. "We hope that construction leaders will donate materials and work so that everybody ia the city will have a part," Aguilar said. The City Council agreed to lease the land and maintain the troperty Oct. 22. Right of ways ave been granted by the Texas Department of Highways and the Electric Company. Three El Pasoans will be guests when Southwest Airlines christens a 747-300 aircraft, The Texas Sesquicentennial, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hobby Airport, Houston. Representing the El Paso Ses- t centennial Committee will be lephlne Aguilar, chairman; -Marie Daugnerty, vice chairman; and Yvonne Collins, fund-raising chairman. The El Pasoans will join 12 other Sesquicentennial planners from Austin, Dallas, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Lubbock, Amarillo and Galveston. The name, commemorating the state's 150th birthday celebration, will be painted in gold on the aircraft. Herbert Kcliehcr, chairman of the board of Southwest, will break a bottle of champagne over the nose of the plane. si

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