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(iardcn City Tcl< T ratn Wi-dm-xday. November 23. 1^77 I'upe 9 Feast Thanksgiving Dinner for All ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - It's Thanksgiving dinner for the poor, the elderly and the lonely. But there's no mistaking this for a typical charity affair, what with turkeys basted in burgundy and candles glowing on linen tablecloths. The eighth annual Thanksgiving Day Community Feast, organized by Refer Switchboard, a telephone hot-line service, is being held in the First Presbyterian Church hall here on Thursday. The guest list, expected to number about 2,500 includes just about anyone who wants to come, the needy and the not-so- needy. "Everything we do is done the long way, the way your grandmother would have done it. We baste the turkeys with butter, honey and burgundy wine. We start with fresh cranberries for our cranberry sauce," said Ronald Alheim, who serves as head chef. Alheim's recipe for his turkey dressing emphasizes his point. The ingredients are 60 pounds of onions, a case of celery, apples, 100 pounds of mushrooms, turkey giblets, Alheim's homemade croutons, fresh parsley, lots of sweet butter and the giblet juices. For several weeks, volunteers have been on the phone daily, cajoling businesses and individuals into donating food or money or time. A church trustee gave 1,350 pounds of food, including 500 pounds of butternut squash. Local supermarkets have given vegetables at cost or reduced rates. One baker donated $200; others gave pies and cakes. The pace of preparation stepped up this week. At the church hall Monday, as one group helped unload food from trucks, others organized the cooking schedule and plans to take meals to about 850 persons, mostly elderly, unable to attend the dinner. Cooking preparations begin today with squash peeling. On Wednesday, a small army of cooks goes into a round-theclock session. Alheim, alternating between two church kitchens, will direct the slicing, dicing, peeling, mixing, stirring and basting. The turkeys will be cooked in volunteers' homes until they are within 90 minutes of being done. They're taken to the church ovens for final basting and browning. On Thursday morning, at about 7 a.m., volunteers will start warming the food that will be sent out to people across the city in vans lent by the Red Cross and other service organizations. Besides the turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce, those dinners will include stuffed celery, butternut squash, ham, a pint of milk and fruit. Al noon, the church hall will open for dinner and serve until everyone who arrives has been fed. In the past, according to Alheim, the dinner has drawn people from all sectors of the community — "street kids, students, people alone, people whose kids have moved away and some people who just want to have a good community time." If Washington Got Its House in Order. By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently it doesn't take much to lift the spirits of Americans, who the opinion research people say have been depressed and shaken by the condition of their national economy. When in that mood, it has been argued, people don't take chances, they don't spend money, they don't make plans. And because they don't the economy drops deeper and they become more depressed. It is then that the federal government tries to play doctor, devising intricate plans that finally get under way 12 months later, by which time the poor consumer might al- BUSINESS MIRROR ready have managed to drag himself to an upright position. But a drama has unfolded in recent days, and the moral of it seems to be that if Washington got its house in order there would be released a burst of confidence and energy of the kind that built the country. It begins with reports from the people who claim to measure consumer confidence. People aren't very happy about current conditions or future prospects, they have been saying. People are apprehensive. One of the surveys, released Nov. 17 by Citicorp, declared that "faith in the future of the economy has hit the lowest point of the year." Forty-six percent of respondents, it said, fell business would worsen. Checking further, one sees thai Ihe Random sampling of 1,404 adults look place in Seplember. To say, Iherefore, that people feel the same in mid-November as Ihey did in Seplember is lo make an undocumented assumption. Bui one company, Sindlinger & Co., conducts its surveys on a daily basis, by telephone, seven days a week oul. II could provide more recenl data, and il did. II confirmed the depressing news. In fact, said Albert Sindlinger, chairman of the Four Tigers Invited COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four Missouri players have been invited to participate in postseason football games, Ihe athletic department said Tuesday. Quarterback Pele Woods, who was injured much of Ihe season and missed Ihe lasl two games with a broken finger, was invited to play in the BlueGray Game Dec. 30 at Montgomery, Ala., and the Hula Bowl Jan. 7 in Honolulu. research firm, data to November 9 indicated so depressing a situalion lhal he felt a recession would begin by the end of the year, and thai stocks would fall in 1978. And Ihen Ihe news out of Washington hit Ihe consumers and Ihe consumers' alliludes hit the computers. President Carter and Arthur Burns, the Federal Reserve Board chairman, announced to the nation that they really were in agreement, despite having been caught fighting both publicly and privately. Want Ads Get Results * * * ¥ Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday November 28,29 & 30 KING SUE WaltiT UttTIVE COW* PORTRAITS FOR 0«iy 99* r/\ Kodak paper. For a Good Look at the Tlmei of Your Life. 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