Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 16, 1978 · Page 4
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 4

Ukiah, California
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Monday, January 16, 1978
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4—Uklah Daily Journal^ Ukiah, Calif. AAonday, January 16, 1978 Mrs. Norman Betaque finds treasures in trash Flower arranger uses unusual containers ByJFAE WOODWARD 'A collector of unusual discards, the flower arrangpr- teacher who spoke Wednesday to members of tJkiah Garden Qub, affiliate of California stration. Mrs. Norman Betaque, who admitted that her strange collecting habits often embarrassed her husband through the years, says she Gard^ Clubs Inc.,' displayed began collecting tubes which use with water for soirie of the contaitiel-s she had 'protect hypodermic needles arrangem^'nts in differerit made herself from discards,' when, her husband was a using' them in her demon- hospital patient. The first ones she took from the wastebasket in his hospital room, much,to his chagrin. Later she found a medical laboratory that would save them for her, giving her tubes of different s^zes she can through trash carig. "This js where you find the goodies,'.' she said. She told of leaving her husband in their hotel room in Hawaii while sHe took a walk in search of these special treasures. Over the years, hef husband containers that themselves has become more adjusted to because it required no irpning.- cannot hold moisture. her collecting habits, and like She had purchased it for $2 a Another treasure she the fellow who says "if you regarding arrangements, she made to the Garden Club members gathered Wednesday, were, regarding yardage for table cloths; She had displayed a bright red floor-length circular cloth, which she said was handy hoarded for many years before she finally made it into an ultra modern structure, which she said resembled a city or a cathedral, were tubes in which candles were shipped. Between 50 and 100 of these were assembled into her special container. Inside some of the paper tubes were the glass or plastic hypodermic protectors with water awaiting whatever flower she was using next. Something that is not perfect can often be a challenge, Mrs. Betaque explained. She said she enjoys searching can't beat 'em, join 'qm," he even participates in collecting special arranging materials while on hikes, she said. The Betaque's are avid hikers and each carries a pack. When the flower arranger has filled hers witli the many treasurers from nature, she begins filling her husband's. Sometimes, she said, she will empty, everything out of her pack in order to put in a newly found treasure she consideys more valuable than the those already collected. Some other suggesti;ons. Hillside approved by Quality Board SCR-AP MET.AL CONTAINER — Mrs. Norman Betaque. flower arranger and teacher, who spoke Wednesday to members of Ukiah Garden Club, clips stem of hydrangea blossom before using it in an arrangement in a container she made frorii scrap metal. She used a number of unusual containers in her demonstration. — Journal photo by Fae Squares planning Jan. 28 hoedown "Start the new year out by joining the Clearlake Squares Jan. 28 for their first hoedoWn Magazine drive benefitting VFW project Jim Phillips who for many years has been helping with the Veterans of Foreign Wars hospital equipment for the home, began his magazine selling drive Thursday, it was announced today. information about the project or the hospital equipment made available may be directed to Amelia Mossi at 406 Park ,Blvd'. Her telephone number is 462-4823. The VFW has purchased wheel chairs, hospital beds commodes, crutches, canes and other items through this program. The hospital equipment, which is for use in private homes, is available to anyone in the community who has need of it. It is loaned on a temporary basis, for whatever period of time is necessary. Some of the etjuipment is available in Gualala, Boonville, Covelo, Laytonville, Potter Valley and Ukiah. WW [Veterans meeting ^^on Tuesday Members of World War I Barracks 1,000 and Auxiliary will gather Tuesday qt the Veterans Memorial building in Ukiah to hear reports of the District 1 meeting held Friday and Saturday in Santa Rosa. A potluck luncheon will be served at 12 and meetings of the Barracks and Auxiliary will follow at 1. Conducting the meeting in Santa Rosa Satlirday were Lloyd Shaffer, district com" mender; and Olive Dorman, IM-esident of the District 1 Auxiliary. I Hillside Community Hospital of Ukiah hds been Approved by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance to provide in- service training for forei^ trained physical therapists seeking to qualify for California licensure. Presently, the nearest hospital with such approval is located in , San Rafael. The Medical Board granted the approval to Hillside after a survey team made an inspection and evaluation of the physical therapy department at the hospital. Miriam Bednar, chief physical therapist at Hillside, stated that, "We are very glad to receive this special approval from the Board of Medical Quality Assurance. Liesbeth Pasternak, a foreign trained therapist and intern in our department,"is delighted." Hillside Hospital physical therapy intern, Liesbeth Pasternak, who has had six of 1978," says Mary Foster, publicity chairman for the square dancing club. The hoedown will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Eastlake School on Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks. Skip Graham will be the guest caller. There will be an evening of dancing, prizes and potluck, Mary reports. She also ex- pressed appreciation to the « • i n • x Ukiah Promenaders, Frontier AUQUbOn oOCiety Twirlers, Konocti Kickers, Huffs & Puffs, who, along with guest caller Ross Johnson, made the Squares New Year's, dance "a real fun way of dancing the old year out and tile new year in." On Friday, Jan'. 20, the Stjuarps "new dancers" will be graduating, and'Mary iS' inviting all square dancers and friends to attend this event, also to be held at the Eastlake School. Ceremonies will .begin at 7:30 p.m. years of intensive training in the field of physical medicine in Holland, will become state licensed after her internship at Hillside. Pasternak is a graduate from a physical therapy school in Uti-echt, Holland, and has worked as a physical therapist in Holland and S "'it7erland for over two years, bhe met local Ukiah dentist, Steve Pasternak, on a tennis court in Switzerland. Steve practiced dentistry for three years in the country. The Pasternaks were married in Hollarid in September of 1976 and moved to Ukiah in 1977. Steve says he finS^ his work at the Mendocino Indian Health Clinic very satisfying and interesting^ The Pastermaks are a medically career oriented couple. yard as a remnant. There were three yards of 62-inch wide material, which she pointed out was completely washable and required no ironing,' making it ideal for storing and packing for a flower arranging trip. King-size sheets also make good long circular tablecloths she said.. They are easy to do and easy to care for, —"just cut and hem." Some people have the mistaken impression that flower arrangements may only , be vertical and horizontal, Mrs. Betaque told members of Ukiah Garden Qub Wednesday afternoon as she did a wide, variety of arrangements tor therti including a rectangular one. There also are triangular and round arrangements, she said, as well as a variation of these. The arranger, who said the original title of her presentation was to have been "Harbingers of Spring," decided after searching through her garden to change the. title to "Road to Happiness," an influence of the Rose Parade, she said. The first, arrangement she called "'Walk in the Garden," explaining that her walk in the garden had ^hown her that there were not too many harbingers, there. In this, a vertical arrangement, she used red flax and pink saxifrage. Green leaVes, hardened' in water, were tucked around the edges, and one flaxen leaf bent to the bottom of container, to draw the container into the arrangement. A bit of dusty miller helped blend to the ' colors of the container. An arrangement she called "Walk in t^he Forest," was placed in a tall vase of earthen grey. To this she attached a knarred manzanita root, which she said she had cleaned carefully with q tooth brush. The root hung on the container with no artificial assistance. Cedar branthgs were added in a horizontal line and azalea Will View travel film Crowelis home aftertrip to Washington Joseph and Thais Crowell returned to Ukiah from their Washington visit the first of tlie year. The active members of the Senior Citizen organization, here, had been visiting with their daughter, Monica Bergman, and her husband, William, and the couple's two children in Seattle. The Ci'owells were in Seattle.for Jolin Bergman's fourth birthday, and to meet a newly adopted nine-month-old Brazilian Felicia. William Bergman is, co, owner of Bellvue Community Services, a family counseling Service in Seattle. Monica teaches parent' effectiveness and awareness courses, and trains teachers for the PEC.. J The' Cr.owells said I'hey || missed all the storms and had 'I an enjoyable trip. The Redbud Audubon Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the supervisors chambers of the Lake County Courthouse, Lakeport at 7:30 p.m. Evelyn Thompson, past president of Redbud, will present "The North Country," a collection of slides of her 9,000 mile journey to British Columbia, Alaska, and the •Vukon last summer. Mrs. Thompson traveled by camper, ferry, and railroad and captured much of the spectacular scenery and intriguing folklore on film. A colorful narration, will accompany the film. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow the program. PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERN — Liesbeth Pasternak, physical therapy intern at Hillside Community Hospital makes gdjustments and settings prior to diathermy treatment. PTG will question family counselor Doug Snider, psychologist and licensed marriage, family and child counselor, will be present to answer questions at —ii-d ui tbe Parent-Teacher Group granddaughter, ^^^.^^ .Wednesday at St. Mary's School. Thelma Levy, president of the PTG, is asking parents and, teachers to attend with questions for Snider to answer. The meeting will begin al 8 p.m. The gijcst has done poun- seling ill the Los Angeles area and has been a teacher in a community college in the southland. Refreshments will be served during the eyei.iing. I HARRIS PHARMACY 4 STiAK HOUSE NOW OPEN ' 7PAYSAWeEK 7«lll «tNorttiof Ukfalt added a peach color. As contrast, bleached fern in a fan shape w^s used, and the arranger completed the design with basket willow she had wired in si corkscrew fashion. It draped to the bottom of the container. She explained that withoiit this, final touch the arrangement would simply have a tall container with everything on top. She reminded the viewers to remember, when making flower arrangements, that they are working with plant material, and the art of design. In a very red Valentine's Day arrangement, she included some of the elements of a place setting. A red cloth, brass candleholders and red tapers. Her flower containers were two goblet-shaped red glass vases, which she had chosen because' of Iheir tr'ansparent quality. "Love is the Road to Happiness," she said as she prepared the Valerttine's Day table with one vase upright, and one lying wn its side. Into the upright container she tucked an aspidistra leaf, cut short, so that it could be viewed only through the glass, a taller leaf she bent over the outside. A red. Hawaiian anthurium blossom rose from the vase beside the taller leaf, and a delicate sprig of bristol fairy gave a lacy effect. A white camellia blossom wgs secreted inside the horizontal vase with ,an an­ thurium blossOm rising at an angle emphasizing the transparency. From an orange grove the Betaques own in the San Joaquin Valley, the arranger brought some minneola oranges. She used these with bleached mitzamata from J^pan, and pittosporum. When it is difficult to find blossoms, she explained, the flower-like foliage of the pittosporum works very well. The greyish green of the leaves caught a similar color in the tall twin-top container ^he was using, and the white edges blended with the bleached material. The teacher-arranger, whose home is in Alamo, explained'^ that dried fenal could be used as d substitute for'the matizmata, but that it was not quite as sturdy. She said, also, that she understood the bleaching process used by the Japanese was rather involved and rather dangerous. Since the dried, bleached plants from Japan were not expensive, she preferred, she said, to purchase them rather than attempt the bleaching herself. Mechanics are important in flower arranging, the teacher said. She used the stemlike Japanese vine in both a horizontal and vertical angle with,the oranges tucked into the smooth stems, forming a rectangular arrangement. Often when dry materials are iised in arranging, a bit of green, fresh material, such as the pittosporum, is allthat is needed to bring life to the arrangement, she explained. "You must have predominance,'' the demonstrator said. "But where there is predominance, you must have opposition." She was using tall green flax in a green container along with pale green k^le. One leaf of the flax was bent to the bottoni of the container to emphasize the kale and the container. "After I clean my house for guests, and fix a meal I'm too tired to. do much arranging," this mother of four explained. She said that people expect to find flower arrangements in her home, and she showed a few simple tricks she uses for making simple but attractive arrangements. In a square metal container with ragged edges she placed a tall bird of paradise, saying it represented strength. With this, she used tall green leaves and the • reddish-orange berries from the nandina bush. A few bleached bamboo leaves wired together were used to complete, an arrangement which she said goes in her husband's bathroom. She placed this against an interesting black and white pole rack where black and brown towels were hung. , The structure of white tubes, which she put together with many coats of gesso and glue, she called her city of lights. She said she had used it with Christmas bulbs for the holiday. Wednesday she used it with spindly twigs of bristol fairy, which she said reminded her of city fog. Then she added carnation blossoms in a pale and bright pink. The container she had made from scrap metal had holders for six candles. Even though it was tall, its base was not solid, and she said she planned to tise it in her mountain cabin at the' dining table. With the candles above and the leafy foliage used lightly, it would still be possible for guests to see one another across the table. - She had sprayed hydrangea white and then azalea color, to use in the arrangement. The blossoms were high in the container with the candles. A small square metal container for water was of the same discarded metal and blende into the design so well that it was not obvious that it pould be removed. She tucked bristol fairy into this. The delicate white puffs, often referred to as balbys breath, along with lacy green leaves and a bit of' spindly vine, completed this arrangement. Most of the containers used by the arranger were unusual, and many were one of a kind. Each arrangement she did was planned as a compliment to its container. Mrs. Betaque told her audience that she had had three careers in her lifetime. She was a registered nurse, she said; wife and mother, and flower arranger and teacher. Dates to keep Jan. 16,— International Club of Mendocino County, 7:30 p.m., Frank Zeek School, 500 Low Gap Road. Call 459-2125, or 462-1095. ' Jan. 16 — Bridge class registration, 5:15 p.m.. Municipal Park Clubhouse, Ukiah. Jan. 16 — Loyal Order of Moose officers, 8 p.m.. Moose Lodge hall, 1282 S. State St., Ukiah. ' Jan. 17 — WIC (Women's, Infants' and Children's Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program), 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Covelo Health Center. Call 983-6310. Jan. 17 — Family Planning ainic,. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. County Health Department, °89q N. Bush St., Ukiah; V.D. ainic, 9:30 a.m. to 12. CaU 4684471. Jan. 17 — Toybrary, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Mendocino County. Library, corner of Perkins and Main streets, Ukiah. Jan. 17 — Board of directors meeting for Senior Qitizen Center, 1:15 p.m., at Center, 495 Leslie St., Uki.ah; creative writing class, 1 to 4 p.m.; cards and games, 7 to lb p.m. Jan. 17 — Health Nurse visit, 10:30 a.m. to 12, Leggett Elementary School. Jan. 17 — TOPS take off pounds sensibly), 7 p.m., recreation r6om, Autumn Leaves, 425 E. Gobbi st., Ukiah. Jan. 17 — Clear Lake Trowel and;rrellis Garden Cluyb, 1:30 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church parish hall, 1170 Forbes St., Lakeport; Jan. 1,8— South'Ukiah Little League parents, coaches meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nokomis School, Ukiah. Jan. 18 —WIC, 9 to 11 a.m., Potter Valley Methodist Church. Call Enterprise 13636. Jan. 18 —Health Nurse visit, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hopland Elementary School. Call Enterprise 13636. Jan. 18 — Women of the Moose formal meeting, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge hall, 1282 S. State St., Ukiah. Jan. 18 — Redbud Audubon Society, 7:30 p.m.. Lake County Courthouse supervisors' chambers, Lakeport. Slides on "The North Country." • Jan. 18 — Physical fitness for senior ciUzens, 10:45 to 11:45 recreation building, Senior Center, 495 Leslie St, Ukiah; knitting and crocheting, l to3 p.m.; pool, 1 to4 p.m.; liquid embroidery, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18 — Chest qinic, 1 to 3 p.m., County Health Department, 890 N. Bush Street, Ukiah. Call 468-4461. Jan. 19 — WIC, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. County Health Department. 890 N. Bush Street, Ukiah. Call 468-4468. Jan. 18 —St. Mary's PTG, 8 p.m., St. Mary's School Auditorium, 991 S. Dora Street. ' • Jan. 19 — Family Health Services, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p..m. Woman's Improvement Qub building, 71 "E. Commercial St., Willits. Call 4594629. Jan. 19 — Family Planning Clinic, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Family Health Services, 1 to 3 p.m., 280 Main St., Point Arena. Call 882-2991. Jan. 19 — Teens of the , Moose, 7 p.rn.. Moose Lodge hall, 1282" S. State St., Ukiah. „* TODAY'S THOUGHT M %UmiwmmmimmMMk Presented by Rod Zimmerman The "s.low poke" - the person who simply will not hurry, has perhaps more inherent intelligence than the vast majorltY who always seem to be in a rush. The hurriers rush, scurry and race to keep an often needless pace. They walk, talk, eat and act wjthan energy throttle full- forward. It should be realized there is an energy limit in every living thing. When energy is wasted, productive potential is reduced. It cramps a mind to distraction.i'^nd abuses health. The queSt for speed seems Intuitive; survival of the quickeist. The needless quest of speed only creates, in most cases, an Illusion of livlijg, doing and accorhplishing more in a shorter period of time. It is O.K. and proper of course to hurry - when hurry fs really needed. But hurry is not always needed. Actually, ah appreciation of life requires that we live fully, deeply and slowly. It helps to satisfy and fulfill goals. Needless speed requires superficiality - and breeds mistakes. There js a lot of truth in the proverb: "Gbd wocks good and always by degrees. The devil on the otherhand is bent on mischief and always in a hurry." 925 N state St ZIMMERMAN'S MORTUARY

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