Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 25, 1973 · Page 13
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 13

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 25, 1973
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M<^ftios From the Bois By tSAteLLB E. BtlNGHeit (WMnan's Page fiditor) Vl^at makes a good secre* tary? According to a recent international conference of secrc' tartes,^ skilled dictation, typing And filing loonf Importantly, W»lle discretion, reliabil- Hyf Initiative^ a good memory and a sense of humor complete' the ''perfect" secretarial pr(Mile. In conjunction with National Secretary Week« being observed this week, locally as well as nationally, i sent 6ut a series of letters to various administrators. As with all limited surveys, the reigwnse was about a 50% return on the mailing; whibh pleased me. The 10 questions wer« based oh a Personal Secretaries Seorecard, pre* pared by Business Management, assisted by a two^term past president of the National Secretaries AsMelation (tnter^ national). Sixth on the questionnaire was the query . . . Are her basic secretarial skills (such as filing, stenography, and telephone manner) beyond reproach? Answerj ranged from no to yes, with definitely and fair as added ratings. One employer noted that "her filing is very good. She doe^ not take shorthand. If she did it would probably speed her work for her. Telei^one manner usually good, but a caller can 'get to her' and up- a6t her at times.'* Another boss write "filing needs or- ganisatioity telephone manner very good." '' j^nt QseMliiHi tlie first five questi(M>s Were focused on liuch thihgs as or­ ganisation; how the ote opei'ates, if the boars is gone; a secretary's ability td orfaft* iu projects, and complete them, and a ^retary's resourcefulness. But the seventh question brought forth varied add de^ scriptive comments. The question was Is she calm in a Crisis? Gracious when tension mounts? Does she work as before,.in the face of your loss of temper? Would you believe for the most part the answer was yes. -* J, r • |j '^f I'': ^ FSA Guests of Local Chapter Members of the Future Secretaries Association of Abingdon High School were guests of the Galesburg National Secretaries Association this morning at a breakfast at the Hotel Custer. Each received a rose, the symbol of the Secretaries Association. From left is Mrs. Robert Seibert, chairman of National Secretaries Week, Lynn Ashley a senior and Susan Hook a junior. The young women ware ijiiests of members of the local chairtei'twfey in various offices thi'bughoUt the city. Mr. end Mrs. David Gustafsdiii presented a skit at the breakfast, served from 7 to 8 a. m. Conclave Features Sharvy Umbeck Tlie Illhiois Association of Educational Secretaries spring conference, slated for May 5 and 6 at the Sheraton Inn will feature Walter Fallon, a former member of the Western Illinois University faculty as the first speaker on Saturday. Mr. Fallon, a life underwriter and management trainee for Mutual of New York, will con duct a group exercise appropriate for educational secretaries covering Human Relations/ Business Psychology. During the afternoon, workshops will be conducted at the Sheraton Inn and at the Carl Sandburg College. The sessions at the Sheraton will be conducted m two meetings, one at 2 p.m. and one at 3:30 p.m., while the workshops at the college will be given at 2:30 p.m. David Regan of Chicago, will conduct the workshop on the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. He is Director of Public Relations. Computer Experience will be the topic for the workshop being conducted by George R. Miller, principal of Galesburg High School. Mrs. Doris Galusha of Little York, who will be the leader for the Professional Standards Program, is the state chairman for the Professional, Standards of the lAES. She's administrative secretary to the superintendent of Yorkwood School District 225. The foregoing workshops will be at the Sheraton. Dr. Sharvy Umbeck, presi- but there are exceptions to every rule t guess. One rejply read . . . IJsually calm in a crisis. Usually quiets down considerably when tension mounts. Usually works harder with little verbal response if constructively criticized. (Whatever gave you the idea that Mose my temper? Ha!) Wdrks as before, 'but gets out of the way' if I get into a sticky problem. Will readily help if needed." Another read "Yes in all categories, but what makes you think that I lose my temper." Still another acknowledged . . . "yes, surprisingly," Remember these questionnaires are being compiled without any identification, it's better that way. And lastly, in answer to question 7, one boss phrased it this way . . . "is able to adjust quite well to abnormal situations." One employer took time to answer the letter but noted that he did not have a private ^secretary, as such, but he suggested the following, as did several others, perhaps in iv different manner. This is with reference to Question 8 ... "I think one point you should stress in your article is confidential handling, for the younger generation is so outspoken and apparently frank and honest that they do not understand that office procedure and office details are to remam IN THE OFFICE. There is far too much talking by employees as to the business figures and details of their employer's business. There are some trade secrets and trade information that must be kept within the confines of the offices." In the secretarial profile, this peiliaps would fall under the category of absolute loyalty and confidence, question 8. One employer after taking time to answer the questions in detail, added a special note . . . "sounds like she should be given a merit increase." On the other side of the coin . one finds according: to a recent survey by the National Secretaries Association, most secretaries give their jobs a resounding vote of confidence. An overwhebning 95 per cent of its members, for example, reported their bosses to be well-qualified for their jobs. From this I would conclude . . . bosses and secretaries communicate well, whether it's National Secretaries Week or just any other week in the year. Theme for National Secretary Week, this year as each year for the past 21 years, is "Better Secretaries Mean Better Business." Chicktn saiacr Nicoist Try These Lively Salads. If you're looking for something quick, light and low in calories for dinner — think salads. You'll appreciate their fresh, cool flavors, especially during the summer. Chicken Salad Nicoise makes an excellent dinner choice. It's a substantia mixture of cutup chicken, green beans and tomato wedges topped with an exuberantly flavored dressing. French in origin, the dressing is an oil and vinegar blend that is stretched with an egg, milk, water and the flavors of dill weed, garlic and red pepper sauce. Vegetable Salad Mold Italiano is not only low in calories but refreshingly high in flavor. Unflavored gelatine and low calorie Italian dressing blend naturally with cucumber, tomatoes, green pepper and cau- liflowerets for an entree or side dish sabd. Chicken Salad Nicoise Dressing: 1/4 cup salad oil 1 egg 2 tablespoons vinegar % teaspoon salt M teaspoon dried dill weed 1 clove garlic V* to '/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce 2 tablespoon milk 2 tablespoon water Place all ingredients in electric blender container. Process at high speed for 30 seconds. Or beat with rotary beater until well mixed. Salad: 21 /i cups cut-up cooked chicken breast 1 package (10 ounces) cut green beans, cooked, drained, chilled 1 large tomato, cut in 12 wedges Salad greens Woman's World Today ... 1 Galesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, III. Wednesday, April 25, 1973 13 racie an "Oracle and Company" entertained members of the Medical Auxiliary Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ralph E. Reeds. "Grade" is Mrs. Ray E. Thompson, auxiliary member, and her friends are Mrs. Carroll Markivee, 2b. Do ivecior To STEIN'S For A JEWELRY BOX For HIM For HER MANY STYLES & COLORS at Leo Stein & ^ons, Inc. JEWEIIY DEPT. M E MAIN ST. — DowDtowD Qalesburg dent of Knox College, will be conducting one of the workshops at Carl Sandburg College titled "Man's View on How We Rate,! Mini or Maxi." Mrs. Grace Peterson of Monmouth will be the speaker at (Continued on Page 14) George R. Miller Mrs, Dorothy Wetherford, executive director of the Knox County Day Nursery, related the services of the lay care center when she spoke to the Galanois Chapter of the American Business Women's Association Tuesday evening at the Holiday Inn. Mrs. Wetherford said the main purpose of the day care center is to help each child improve his self image so that he will be able to go out and cope with the world, as many of the children come from bn^en homes. She stated that ithe children need group experiences to prepare them for school. She told of the various teaching methods which are employed and some of the projects including gardening and-handicrafts. The nursery, which is licensed by the State of Illinois, was founded in 1917 and has an enrollment of 45 diildren ranging in age from 242 years old. "niere is always a waiting list. Students from Western Illinois University in Macomb as well as students from local high schools spend several days a week at tiie nursery as PERMANENT PART-TIME OFFICE HELP DOWNTOWN RETAIL STORE MUST take DICTATION, TYPE, file, etc. Some selling too when store busy. Hours: Mondays 1 PM - 8:30 PM Fridays 2 PM - 9 PM Saturdays 9 AM - 5 PM Giv^ Age, Experience & Past Salary. Write Register-Mail, Box #821 part of their child care studies. Mrs. Wethei^ord explaUied that the charges for child care are based on need and not income. However, die rates are much less than other day care centers since one-third of their expenses are provided by the United Way. The government commodities and other volunteer services and donations by organizations as well as individuals also help (Continued on Page 14) also auxiUary member, Mrs. David Cox and Mrs. Ronald Graffouliere. As a quartette they call themselves "The Novelettes," being part of the 50-voice Sweet Adeline Chorus. From the opening lyrics "Everybody should suig . . ." to the closing "So long for awhile . . . now it's goodbye for awhile . . . thanks again," composed by Mrs. Cox, it was a varied program of demonstration and entertamment, each member introduced by Mrs. Thompson. She pointed out m the first number "Over the Rainbow" how they build barbershop chords, the lead singer Mrs. Markivee carrying the tune and each voice being added, one at a time, to create the cbse harmony. They sang arrangements of "Sam's Sorig," a Mills Brothers favorite of the late 40's, followed by "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler on the Roof" in which the bass singer Mrs. Graffouliere had the solo. In an unusual arrangement of "Shine On Me," an old religious song, the baritone Mrs. Cox was the lead singer. The ballad "Friends" was classified as a "tear-jerker" and was followed by a typical barbershop song "Turn Your Radio On." The program concluded with "May your cares be little ones, till we meet again; until then farewell. . . goodbye." Mrs. Ralph Reeds, president, conducted the short business meetuig which followed^. Mrs. Homer Fleishcr Jr. reported on the State Convention which she and Mrs. L. Nevehi had recently attended hi Chicago. Mrs. Nevehi, concluding her two years as District Counselor, spoke of her experiences while visitmg various auxiliaries during her term of office. Committee for the salad luncheon which preceded the program and meeting was headed by Mrs. W. J. Zich, and included Mrs. NeveUi, Mrs. John L. Bohan and Mrs. Fred Stansbury. In large bowl combbie chicken and green beans. Add dressmg, mix well and chiH for 30 minutes before serving. Arrange on salad greens with tomato wedges. Yield: 4 to 6 servuigs; 275 calories for each of 4 servuigs, 185 calories for each of 6 servuigs. Vegetable Salad Mold Itallano 1 small cucumber, diced 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup diced green pepper 1 cup small cauUflowerets Vi cup bottled low calorie Italian dressing 2 envelopes unflavored gelatine 2 cups cold water In large bowl, toss vegetables with low calorie Itaban dressing; marinate in refrigerator overnight. In medium saucepan, sprinkle gelatine over Ms cup water; let stand until gelatine is moistened. Place over low heat; stir constantly until gelatine dissolves, abotit 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in TemaAnmg IVt, cups water. Stir gelatuie into vegetable mixture; turn into mold and chill until firm. Makes 8 servings. Approximately 45 calories per % cup serving. Brackenettes- Lend a Hand On Project • Members of the 4-H Bradcen- ettes and guests, will take part in the "Team Up to Cleaii Up for Sparkling Waterways!" on Saturday. Leader for the 4-H group. is Mrs. D. R. Flanagan, and sistant leader is Mrs. N. H. Sands. After the mogdng 's work, the group will bCiaerved lunch. . The project is part of the campaign in Central Illinois on Saturday to lend a hand for Spar- ikling Waterways. We, the members of Phi Delfo Theto of Knox College, would like to thank these members of the Galesburg Community for their unselfish support and donations for our successful Easter egg hunt held last Sunday at Lake Storey. GALESBURG CITY COUNCIL GIANT STORE (E. Main) EAGLES ROGERS BROTHERS GALESBURG CIGAR A SPECIALTY WGIL WAIK OSCO DRUG KROGER'S FAMILY CENTER GIANT (W. M^ln) ^^^^^

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