Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 26, 1973 · Page 13
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 13

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, April 26, 1973
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1',. 7 s GALESBURO, ILL/THUltSbAY; AiMtlt M,' 1# PA0E 13 Strolling down Antique Avenue with... ALICE BROCKMAN Oriental Art has long heM a fascination for people of the Western Hemisphere. During historical periods of commerce when the East India Company exported goods from the Far East, vast amounts of iwrcelain and lacquer ware were brought to Europe and eventually America. Now, with the anticipation of relaxed diplomatic relations with Red China, and already the bsginnings of trade. Westerners can once again look forward to more Chinese art objects. Trade with Japan has been more or less constant since 1868, when Japan was reopened to foreign trade, after having been closed for 250 years. Chinese have excelled in the art of porcelain making. Experts in the field have rated their porcefain as the whitest and most translucent in the world. In the 15th century, Japan's artists began to study the Chinese techniques, but it was not until the 17tfe century that Japan established itself as a great porcelain makhig country. Perhaps the reason why Japan never achieved the excellence of China is that Japanese artists were more interested in lacquer ware., However, after 1868, lar^e quantities of pottery and porcelain were made in Japan strictly for the export maricet. These objects wereoverloaded with ornament, and were not (Resigned to suit the tru^ Japanese taste, which requires that a piece of porcelain be made strictly to serve its useful purpose and decorated soberly in a style appropriate to its form and use. The small dish above on the right, was probably crafted in Japan after 1868. The outer rim of the dish is cobalt blue, then a layer of gold embellishes the rim. The design inside the dish is three geisha women who are walking at the base of a snow - capped mountain. Their costumes are in shades of red, blue, green and goM. Several pagodas complete the scene. It is difficult to trace the origin of. Japanese porcelain since most- potteries were small family concerns. Develop Gold Lacquer By GAVNdR MADIDOX r .Atow Atld fndfe wonieti WiOrk; Jibllie ilt«lf h(m^ in llieU8 >,ttf ^«04 ?flfte group maRe miM oat total labor fofce. One «it of every two women woriu. iPhfe refl$oiw givfen ate, firsts etMAomies and then identity, they neiid th^ money to keep hom^, children, and ,tltem- selves golngi One salary diedc in a family is rarely enough these expensive days. The iiiajdrity of working women ai* manriedj aiocaird- ing to a Bureau of Advertising survey. On the average, they are younger than their^ nonemployed counterparts.: They also are better educated: 32 per cent have college backgrounds as compared Mlhir )^e«nii0rtiiOS «l ^i^^ ne (W ^|Mi|iers. They check wotltkt <N^ for w^k^nd food spe- t\tAB. They ar6 not, they say, heavy TV watchers. Hieir daily viewifig time averages iabMit 56 minutes a.s against 100 minutes for the woman whd (toes nbi work. To giet Ihem to try new itehos, newspaper ads and free ann^es rate high. So d<i coupons. Working women l^aice lUgh value on the serv- 2nd WUke t« *op aljjne^ j^' ^STSS^S^UVC^S: SSX * *5'i?t Jf*** ^JSJ^Sf ing'by phon6 and ch&c cash- bands regularly accwnpa- ^ always favor mar- sijr yii^ai^ a^ mi^;^kim0 Mdo. 11tdlMa(M buy mbStiyifi^ ihe #iipei^f^ Saturday isi their faV«fite tiine for: sfk>p' pm,l0m ^.oium it may be Frtdayv several shop Wo or ths^ ttffl^ a we^. But Saturday is the over^^all fa- •vorife.:;,;v.,''. • • nied them, in the Mr in- coine families, husbands do help wiih the' shopping. But as income rises, fewer men accompany their wives, according to the survey. Working women are inHu- enced by food ads in their lo- kets ttiat are well stocked, clean and have efficient checkout help. What type of food do they select? — A lot of frozen dinners, frozen vegetables, plain euid in combination, and many frozen cakes and pies — all of which can quiddy be prepared for eatuiig. They buy a lot of cheese, too, with 80 per cent of it being of the Cheddar variety. Fresh meat, particularly beef is a favorite item. has exceeded its teacher, China. Modern industrial conditions, however, have practically killed this ancient and beautiful art. Lacquer is a term given to colored varnished objects applied to wood. Resin lac from a tree is the basic substance. In the Oriejit, lacquer is black, and gold or other colors are used to make the design, which is sometimes carved intaglio into the various coats of lacquer, or raised with gold, and worked in floral or geometric designs. Perhaps the best known Chinese lacquer ware is Coromandel lacquer, which was produced in northern China from the 17th to the 6^hming of the 19th century. It was so named after the Coromandel coast of India by which route lacquer of this type was exported to Europe and the United States. It was predominately used on screens of various sizes, many of which were unfortunately cut up in Europe and made into cabinets. The lacquer jewelry chest above was probably made in Japan during the early 19th century, During the late 18th century, artists in Japan reached the ultimate in style and technique, but the work of the early 19th century also tail. Sometimes gold in the later works was adulterated with bronze. The chest is about 18" high and one foot wide. The top .doors open to reveal six small drawers, and three other drawers are at the'bottom of the chest. The design, executed in gold, represents mountains, pagodas, and flowers. Not shown are small flowers and flecks of gold which speckle the top. This is the Japanese technique of Nashiji (pear skin) whidi means that small flecks of gold or silver are allowed to sink to various depths in the lacquer. The Japanese appHed lac­ quer to more purposes than did the Chinese. Since lacquer is so durable, it was used for medicine cases, domestic utensils, furniture, shelves, cabinets, screens, boxes of every kind, sake cups, trays and sword scabbards. These items were made of the best quality lacquer available and decorated by the country's leading artists. Many cabinets imported into the western countries from the 17th century on were attributed to China, but were actually exported through the British from Japan. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey) (Continued on page 15) Museum Will Begin Fourth Season^ May 1 (Editor's Note: From time to time during the ensuing months, the newspaper will publish irtlcles about various places of interest, which might be visited luring a mini-vacation.) Many interesting old items vill be making their debut when Time Was Village Museum near Mendota opens its doors for its fourth season, May 1. The museum attracts over 30,000 visitors annually. Among the new exhibits are an old sprinkling wagon which watered down the dusty streets of Mendota; a wicker pony buggy, complete with a disappearing rumble seat; a 125 - year -. old pine-cased grandfather's clock; two music boxes; a 1905 nickelodeon style record playing machine. Also, a 1924 cross-engine Case tractor, ^ 1931 Model AR John Deere tractor; a hand-carved tableau of early American history, Crackerjack prizes, more china head and bisque dolls, and toy railroad cars and a toy fire engine. Time Was Village Museum is open every day 9 a.m. to 6 p,m„ till Oct. 31. It is located on U.S, 51, 4 miles south of Mendota, 8 miles north of Interstate 80, Peru exit at U.S. 51. There is an admission charge. 4 f' njji • i|p"iiri ,3.,i :ti..-''''' Mosaic Ctub Has Guest Day Members of Mosaic Club entertained guests at a luncheon and program JiVednesday at Soangetaha Country Club. Mrs. Daniel Adams presented the afternoon's program on yoga. From left are Mrs. Charles Paisley, Mrs. B, E. Malstrom, Mrs. James Stevens and Mrs. Richard Johnson, president, in the foreground. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humpfhrey.) Club Installs Officers Mrs. Joe Rzediula was installed as president of Wek»me Wagon at a dinner meeting Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn. Installing ofificer at the candlelight ceremony was Mrs, Herb Jesperson, with Mrs, David Foley officiating. Officers inducted with Mrs. Rzeohula were Mrs. Doug Peterson, first vice president; Mrs. Jim London, second vice president; Mrs, Ron Ferris, recording secretary; Mrs, Ron Copher, corresponding secre- iary, and Mrs. Terry Stephens, treasurer. Mrs. Rzechula announced the committee chairmen for the next six months. Servmg as card co-chairmen wiU be Mrs. It is in the development ofi v has many exquisite qualities gold: lacquer ware that Japan J and often more elabwate de- 3 Develfoping the theme of "Men and Theu- Movements" Mrs. Angelo Zocchi reviewed the age of romanticism for the members of Study Club Wednesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. H. B. Dutell, 219 Illini Drive. Romanticism was a literary movement, an era, a way of life near the end of the 18th j including; Flaust. Century and the beginning of the 19th. The adjective "romantic" appeared in English in the mid 17th Century as a word to describe the fabulous, the extravagant, the fictitious and the unreal. From this kind ot hvf reputation it was rescued dur- hig the following hundred years by being used to describe pleas­ ing scenes, appearing in romantic fiction and poetry, the speaker noted. In Germany, she contmued, the movement started with the so-called "Storm and Stress" with the writings of Goethe. Permanent theatres were established for some -of the great dramas by Goethe and Schiller In Italy movements had 'a' generally patriotic jflremt^iand awakened a n a t i 0 n S'l conspibusness. In France it"was time of great poets andr artists, among them Victor Hugo :a n d' Alexander Diimas, i ^ :^ ,t In England ^romallticism was inforniali-andf^procluced such great polts as Shelley, and Byron. Wordsworth describes it as the "serene and blessed mood." The romantic poet tends to embrace the concept of perfection in this present life. The speaker drew from the close friendship in the lives of Byron and Shelley from "The Fatal Gift of Beauty" by B. C. Whipple and "The Life of thejCaroline Lamb" by Henry Blyth. Mrs. Zocchi closed by likening the romantic generation to the present time in the feelings of the young people in the search for new forms of expression, the artists, musicians and writers of today. Dessert was served by the hostess from a table attractively decorated with spring flowers. Honors were given Mrs, Lina Wisshack and Mrs, W. H. Moon. Starmist f ^l9n9 Antigua Snowflake Empress Carleton 0 As Unique As They Are Beautiful 9 Just in Time For Happiness # Just in Time For Love I I n /) OPW MONDAY ^ * I I ^1 V M * FRIDAY NITIS 250 E. MAIN ST. ^ichhom ^0Welet6 PH. 342-2415 Wedding Will Be May 5 Miss Louenna Carlson and Gary Jensen of Davenport, Iowa, whose engagement was previously announced, have selected a wedding date. All friends and relatives are Junior Alumnae Group Elects '73>74 Officers The Junior Alumnae Group of the Galesiburg Woman's Club held its final meeting of the year in the home of Mrs, Blake Neeley,.3253 Oxford Lane, Tuesday evening. Assisting Mrs. Neeley were Mrs. James Cully, Mrs. Wayne Klrkendall and Mrs. Charles FifieldJr. Mrs. Neeley tonducted a brief business meetmg and introduced Mrs. Gary Francois who presented the program, "Expresso, Rose-Hip Tea, or Milk?" Mrs. Francois emphasized the adages: "You are what you eat," and "Food becomes you." She stated that a person's physical, emotional, and mental health depends on diet and nutritiwi. Nutrition, si\e explained, is the way the body assimilates the food it receives, and proper nutrition is vital to maintain health and prevent illness. Mrs. Francois substantiated her program with references to the country's No. 1 Nutritionist, Adele Davis, and to Dr. George Watson, who had done research on nutrition's relationship to mental behavior. She demonstrated various health foods with samples and recipes. Mrs. Gene Junk reported the nominating committee's slate for the coming dgb year:, Mrs, Charles R^ern, diairman; Mrs. C. W. lAnderson, vice chairman; Mrs. Junk, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Virginia Stegall and Mrs. Harold Canada, program; Mrs. Fifield,' publicity; Mrs. Larry Kennedy/ social, and Mrs. Ray EKjvall, welfare. Mrs. Joe Rzechula (President) John Sekeres and Mrs. John Foley; Mrs. LenMcGihnity and Mrs. Gene Froebee, civic and welfare; Mrs. Duiane Goar,! Mrs. Tom Anderson and Mrs. Duane Ischer, coffee; Mrs. Dave Foley, parliamentarian. Also, Mrs. London and Mrs. Robert Junk, prospective mem- ibership; Mrs. Paul Lersoh and Mrs. Tom Davis, publicity; Mrs. Dick Smagala and Mrs. Lawrence Nelson, social; Mrs. Warren Livingston, telephone; Mrs, Tom MaranviHe, volleyball; Mrs. Kurt Thummel and centerpiece for first prize. Mrs. Dale Reem, Warbler, and Mrs. Tom Blood and Mrs. David Greene, ways and means. Acknowledgements were made to the hostess and. co- hostess of Welcome Wagon, Mrs. Edward Gould and Mrs. Wes Pipes. Mrs. Jesperson was presented with a three-y<iar membership charm. Winners of women's pmochle were Mrs. Jesperson and Mrs. Ronald Simonson, first, and Mrs. Jay Vanier and Mrs. Dave Foley, second, Mrs. Joe Mayfield and Mrs. Carl Siepker won first in bridge, and''Mrs. Robert Mitchell and Mrs. Garrett Wilson won second. High individual scores In pinochle were won by Mrs. Blood, first, and Mrs. London, second. Bridge winners were (first, Mrs. Sekeres, and second, Mrs. LaClare Sloan. Four new members were introduced, Mrs. Victor Rich, Mrs. Bill Peratt, Mrs. DaV Lorenson and Mrs. Doug Smith. Mrs. Nicholas Louderman was a guest. Decorations were planned-by Mrs. Dave Foley with Mrs. Rzechula assisting. Centering the tables were candleholders made by Dave Foley, which were given as prizes to Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Simonson, Mrs. Glenola Snyder, Mrs. Ron Ferris, Mrs. Dick Smagala and Mrs. Victor Rich. Mrs. Biel Burleson was awarded a floral WELCOME WAGON Welcome Wagon Couples Volleyball will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Neilson Middle Schoo\. For information or reservations, members are be- invil'JT^LXrlhrnn'rrhrkiing askcd to Call Mrs. Thomas invuen to the Coldbrook Cnns-(.,° .,, ,,,(. m.„„ui„„ A.,„ tian Church, May 5, at 7 :-iO;MaranviHe, 1115 Moshier Ave. p.m. and to the reception following in the church parlor. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Carlson of near Alexis, and the bridegroom the son of Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Davenport, Iowa. MALES' formal weo» "lo Stock Reiiiats" PHONE 309/J42-6CU AfUi Six, Le(4 W«(t. Register for Fret Honeymoon to Las Vegas 10 Wait M «ia St.. G«l«*tov(9 ASST. MANAGER LAOrCS APPAREL Exc «U »nt oppoihMUty lev VAfly wUh •mbUlos for »4VUC«B»«II|. SalM •xpMUnc* ••MntUL. S«l- •ry op«n. PltuBnl worklag coa- dition*. HoipUalisatioa. RstUt- Write iox 13$ c/o GalesbMrg lefifttr-Maii APRIL SHOWER Of SAVINGS on UPHOLSTERED and MAPLE FURNITURE Fine Craftsmanship, Top Qaukify and Con* struction of Floor Sample Furniture at a «^«»AMCE PRirES BUY NOW and SAVE 25 % ON CHAIRS Reg. TRADITIONAL CHAIR $165 SWIVEL ROCKER .$242 SWIVEL ROCKER—— _-$179 NOW $100 $142 $134 SOLID MAPLE OCCASIONAL FURNITURE Reduced 25% Speciol ! SOFAS I *452 TRADITIONAL BEAUTIFUL VELVET PRINT COVER Speciol NOW $300 LAMP SHADES FLUTED or TAILORED For BRIDGE • TABLE FLOOR • BEDROOM JUST ARRIVED NEW SPRING LAMPS PLACEMATES - GIFT WARE Now 5 Piece Now SOLID OAK DINING SET 42" HEXAGON TABLE 4 UPHOLSTERED %0% E /%00 SEAT CHAIRS 250< am api mi N. HflNDERSON ST. OPEN DAl(<Y 10 A.M. • 5 P.M. Evenjogs By Appointmeat m liiiifil::':'::"'*' fljip i 1;!;;. • I - ,|liiB'!:''''?!!Iiil!j!''|ll

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