Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 11, 1963 · Page 13
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 13

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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-Aout People a J Pic Editor's Note—The letter received this week at the Galesburg Register-Mail from the J. Howell Atwoods covers the summer months and will be published in three Installments. Beginning the 19th of June the U. S. Vlth Fleet put into Beirut for a week's visit. It couldn 't have been at a more inconvenient time for most of the American community for so many of them are connected with educational institutions and this hit them just at commencement. Members of the Embassy, UNRWA, Tapline (the big oil company) all took their day serving in the canteen. This was held in an ideal place — the ballroom of the most ultra-swish hotel. The Navy furnished franks, buns and coffee but the American women here produced the homemade cakes. Howell and I were asked to chairman the 8-to-midnight shift on June 25. We had to fmd six couples to patrol vital spots, others to visit with the "boys", girls to dance (difficult because Leban- eop ese parents do not permit daughters this freedom), and a real job getting the donation of 50 to 60 cakes. We only managed to drum up 47 so ran out before the evening was over. Each of the three shifts a day had to furnish that many cakes, and by the fifth day everyone we knew had been canvassed and rt was about impossible to find American women who weren't contributing from two to 10 cakes. Two Lebanese friends helped me out. The clocked tally showed 17,000 fellas had been in!I! Their appreciation was heart-warming. The very next day we were off on a visit and tour of the Gaza Strip. Permission to go had to be secured weeks before in order to get seats in the tiny UNRWA plane which is the only way one gets into this refugee area unless by the one road from Cairo. A history prof and the head of the University Christian Center went along. We were graciously met by the director of UNRWA operations, and in his car (com- aced Explains ^Jniled ^und "Support of the 11 agencies m the Knox County United Fund is a responsibility we all owe the community," said Eugene T. Pech, secretary-treasurer, in speaking to the Knox County Day Nursery directors at the meeting Tuesday morning at the nursery Mr. Pech explained the forthcoming campaign and pointed out that it is either a case of the "public support or lose the valuable local agencies." Directors of the Day Nursery will be among the many working on the campaign. Conducts Business Mrs. H. L. Miller, nursery board president, conducted the meeting at the nursery, South and Prairie streets. The new building has been in use three years today. Memorial contributions to the building fund debt were received from Mrs. Katherine Wensberg of Seattle, Wash., in memory of her mother, Mrs. Symonds; Mrs. H. L. Miller in memory of Robert Conover; and the nursery board in memory of Mrs. Frank' Hund, mother of board member, Miss Dorothy Hund. The report for the summer months by the nursery director, Mrs. Dorothy Wetherford, rioted the value of the personnel's attendance at a nursery and kindergarten workshop in Peoria in July. One of the highlights of the summer for the nursery children was a trip through the old steam engine at the Burlington depot. Gives Meat Mrs. Wetherford spoke of the generosity of the family of the late Mrs. Wallace Thompson, saying that Mrs. Katherine Richfield had given a set of books, and that the Jim Thompsons had given over a hundred pounds of meat this summer. Mrs. Wetherford also told how Robert Housh "ad given many tomatoes and had kept the nursery supplied with potatoes from a patch he planted especially for that purpose. Donations Other donations given during the summer were gratefully acknowledged as follows: toys from Robert Welsh, Fort Pierce, Fla., Mrs. Rolland Chase, Mrs. Kenneth Dimond, Mrs. Ben Litvin and Mrs. Lowell Neveln; apples from Dr. Kap-Dayton, E. Stackhouse and Mrs. Helen Ecklund; milk, orange juice and ice cream from Ernest Higgins. Also, tickets to Grand Ole Opry from Knights of Columbus; cake (Continued on page 14) plete with the blue official flag) went from the northern border looking into Israel — and here we had to wait to let by UN cars with the coffins and bodies of three infiltrators who had been shot by the Israelis the day before — to the southern border. We watched the distribution of rationed food (drums of soybean oil from Decatur!), visited schools and vocational training shops, schools for the blind, eye clinics, large baby clinics where tiny infants dehydrated from dysentery vomiting were being tube-fed, thus saving many lives. A packed-full three days. n r and about m «7 . GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 1963 SEC. 2 PAGE 13 MRS. GERALD P. SIMMONS . .'. is the wife of a draftsman at Mid we s t Manufacturing Corp., who served a year with the armed forces during the Cuban crisis ... is the former Peggy Jo Doubet of Williamsfield . . . formerly resided at Amana* Iowa, and Fort Ord, Calif. . . . resides at *23 N. Henderson St. ... is a member of the First Christian Church and Newcomer Greeting Club . . . lists bowling and hiking as her special interests ... is the mother of Theresa Lynn, 3, Christopher Gene, 2, and James Patrick, 1. Delphians Convene Begin Study With African Continent "Africa is one of the largest continents of the world, yet one of its most primitive areas," stated Mrs. Leland Smith as she introduced the new year's study program for the Delphian Group. She pointed out that Africa may be divided into three areas. The north portion separated by the natural barrier of the Sahara Desert, the central section and South Africa. This is a distinct area because of a man-made barrier called the apartite, or where there is white supremacy with racial discrimination. Africa has a great future, she continued, but its development has been slow. Its history exists through, many centuries yet progress as measured by western standards moves forward at a snail's pace. Some of thes lowness may be due to the difficulty of exploring the continent. There are some large and long rivers but they are so filled with rapids and One of Hie most cherished of all gifts ... a brilliant and beautiful Keepsake Diamond "Ring, Creative styling and delicate design combine to enhance Keepsake's superb quality diamonds. See our Keepsake collection of modern and traditional styles. BELFAST $350.00 OHLSEN $225.00 SILVERSMITHS MRS. GLEN BLOMBERG . . . moved from Denver, Colo., to reside at 1171 Harrison ... is the wife of a road foreman for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad ... is the former Ruth Nabcrhuis of Miami, Fla. . . . attended the University of Miami . . . was a member of the Morning Belles Garden Club in Denver . . . lists art and gardening as her hobbies ... is the mother of Julie, 10, and Eric, 7 ... is a member of Newcomer Greeting Club. falls that traveling them has been hampered. The deterrents, she concluded, to exploration however may help Africa become a great nation for it is estimated that it could produce one third of the world's industrial power through the developments of hydro-electric plants. Mrs. William, Jewsbury had prepared a large map of Africa designating the independent nations. As roll was called each member gave a short resume of one or more of the 47 nations. It was noted that most of these nations' independence had been won very recently. It was brought out that Ghana, which became an independent nation in 1947, was probably responsible for the impetus of the great independent movement. Mrs. Jewsbury also pointed out that Liberia is the second oldest Negro republic in the world. Only Haiti is older. Liberia is a nation organized for freed slaves from the United States and only negroes may be citizens. Mrs. J, L. Thompson presided at the business meeting at which time it was decided to change the meeting time to 1:30 o'clock. Purple asters centered the table from which the buffet breakfast was served. Mrs. George A. Larson, 211 Garfield, Ave., was the hostess for the Tuesday morning meeting, and was assisted by Mrs. Roy H. Pearson. Elmwood Couple To Observe Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Simpson of Elmwood will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday. Friends and relatives are invited to call at their home from 1 to 5 o'clock in the afternoon and 7 to 9 o'clock in the evening. The Simpsons were married Sept. 17, 1938 in Fort Madison, Iowa, and have resided in Elmwood for the past W years. Mr. Simpson is a painter with the B and B Builders Supply in Trivoli. They are the parents of five children, Phillip of Long Beach, Calif.; John and Curtis Simpson of Elmwood and Leah and Cathy at home. Men Claim Discrimination OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)-"It's the best thing that's happened since dowries," gasped a 24-year- old bachelor girl. Other single girls here kept pretty calm, but all were more talkative than usual Tuesday after Presidet Kennedy signed an executive order saying that if a fellow gets married, he won't get drafted. Kennedy's order provides that married men will be inducted only after all bachelors from 19 to 25 have entered the service. Military authorities say that means husbands won't be drafted in the foreseeable future. One career girl was nearly speechless when she got the news, "Oh, it's wonderful," blurted 23- year-old Helen Ford. "Maybe, someone.. .oh, I love it." But another bachelor girl sitting nearby wasn't impressed. "Why, it's just the thing the draft dodgers are looking for," she said. To which Helen replied, "Oh, I do hope so." As she sizes up the situation, "There are so many single men running around just doing nothing. This way, I hope they'll be drawn into something more responsible." "It'll settle 'em down," Helen said. "A lot of them are too carefree for their age bracket." Things weren't that rosy on all fronts. Bachelor Phil Morris found the policy change "awful" and added: "It's discrimination." Most single girls agreed that the Kennedy order was laudable, but at least one pointed out that there are still a few problems to be solved. "They still haven't fixed the ratio of single men to single women," she reminded. From Minnesota •. • Mrs. C. J. Hareid Jr., 1304 Lakewood Ave., Albert Lea, Minn., and William R. Donovan, Hartland, Minn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rosemary Donovan to Richard E. Hughes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eph Hughes, Gilson. Mr. Hughes was graduated from Knoxvllle High School and the University of Illinois. He is employed in the Provision Department for Wilson and Company at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. An Oct. 19 wedding is being planned. From Viola.., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert McAtee of Viola announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Beth, to Donald Wayne Simpson, 1180-27th Street, Moline, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Simpson of Mt. Carroll. No wedding date has been set. Miss McAtee was graduated from Winola High School, Viola, and Moline Institute of Commerce, Moline. Mr. Simpson was graduated from Mt. Carroll High School, Mt. Carroll, and Gale Institute, Minneapolis. Both Miss McAlco and Mr. Simpson aro employed in the data processing department of Deere and Company, Moline. Miss Penelope Armstrong Miss Rosemary Donovan From London Mills ... The engagement of Miss Penelope Joann Armstrong to Billy Ray Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morris, Abingdon, is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Armstrong of London Mills. Miss Armstrong is a senior at Valley Senior High School, Fairview. Her fiance, just out of the Air Force, Tampa, Fla., rs employed at Gates Rubber Co. Plans are being made for a June wedding. Miss Mary Beth McAtee MRS. JAMES H. MITCHELL . . . moved from Iowa Park, Texas, to 1688 Rock Island Ave. ... is the former Bobbie Moates of Childress, Texas . . . was a member of the Parent- Teacher Association in Texas ... is a member of Newcomer Greeting Club... is the mother of Vicki, 11, Tina, 8, and Michael, 22 months . . . lists sewing and water skiing as her hobbies ... is the wife of a road foreman for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Make Plan§ for Grand Officer's Visit Member* of the Auxiliary to the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen convened Tuesday afternoon in IOOF Hall with Mrs. Ida Alexander, president pro tem, conducting the business meeting. Plans were made for the visit of a grand officer at the next business meeting. Later there was a social hour and refreshments were served at a table decorated in miniature chrysanthemums. Mrs. J. L. Campbell was social chairman. If your cakes crack open, it's probably because your oven is too hot, say food specialists in the U.S. Department of Agriculture WW Postscripts Award Prizes Nine tables of bridge were at play Tuesday evening when Welcome Wagon Postscripts met in the Bamboo Room of Leaths Furniture Store. Bud vases of summer flowers centered the individual tables, and hostesses for the evening were Mrs. W. T. Foster, Mrs. O. W. Gibson and Mrs. Ed Snelling. Mrs. Bernard Maloney, president, conducted a short business meeting. Mrs. Frank Stanley, card chairman, presented s i x months' bridge prizes to Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Lawrence Webber and Mrs. John Gentz. Mrs. Robert Anderson was welcomed as a new member. Jn Tuesday evening's play, prizes were won by Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Wendell Frey and Mrs. Charles Damm. Additional prizes were awarded to Mrs. Raymond Haun, Mrs. Robert Anderson, Mrs. Robert Thome, Mrs. George Gerstenberger, Mrs. Maloney and Mrs. J. W. Burch. ^Jdonor ^Jewd^wedd Honoring newly weds Mr. and Mrs. George Charles Craft, who were married Aug. 10 in Encino, Calif., a reception was held Sunday in the home of Mrs. Craft's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Richmond in Table Grove. The bride is the former Alcinda Jane Richmond. In the receiving line besides the couple and her parents were Mrs. Edwin Craft, Vermont, mother of the bridegroom, Mrs. Victor'ra Waters, G a 1 e s b u r g, the bridegroom's grandmother and Miss Damans Richmond. Miss Jaci Craft, Vermont, sister of the bridegroom, was at the guest book. Guests altencicd from the surrounding community, East Peoria, Galesburg and Dos Moines, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Craft were married at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Westergart, Encino, in an evening ceremony read in the garden in the presence of relatives of the couple. Rev. Louis Evans Jr. of the Bel Air Presbyterian Church at Encino officiated. Miss Damaris Richmond served as her sister's maid of honor and Norris Wood, Torrance, Calif., brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was best man. Leslie Wester­ gart, the bride's cousin, was flower girl. Mr. and Mrs. Craft are at home to friends on the Craft farm near Vermont. The bride was the honoree at several prenuptial showers. GLADS Extra Fine $1.00 and $1.50 dox. Nicely Arranged Vases. Reasonably Priced. Chos. S. Griffin Ph. 343-9976 919 Brown Ave. CHRISTMAS CARDS All New Gibson Boxed Cards Imported and Swedish Christmas Cards Imported Calendars and Calendar Plates Largest Stock of Christmas Gifts and Gifts for All Occasions Arriving Every Day USE OUR LAY-AWAY PLAN Skrivan Quality Gift Shop LARGEST SELECTION OF GIFTS I Main Phone 343-33)6 United Nations Tour Scheduled Members of Henry County Homemakers Extension Association have an opportunity to participate in an upcoming educational tour of the United Nations, according to Alice Ann Simons, home adviser. The New York trip is slated for Oct. 2-8 and will accommodate members from neighboring counties as well. Cost of the week-long tour is $82.50. This amount includes bus transportation, motel en route, hotel provisions in New York, and a six-hour tour of the city. Res erVations, accompanied by the total fee, must be received at the home advisei"s office, Cambridge, by Sept. 19. Husbands may accompany their wives on the tour. Highlight of the agenda will be a complete guided tour of United Nations Headquarters, with special explanations of the significance of each phase. This trip is one of many points of international emphasis promoted by the Illinois Homemakers Extension Federation. Initial plans are under way for a visit to one of New York's many television shows. For further information about tour details, call the home adviser's office, Cambridge. READ THE WANT ADS! rom Kentucky... Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar Skoog of 730 Newman Drive, Bowling Green, Ky., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joyce Anne, to Patrick Owens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Owens of 1454 S. Kellogg St. A November 17 wedding is being planned. The bride-to-be was graduated from Warren County High School, Bowling Green, Ky., and Lois Glyn School of Beauty Culture in Bowling Green. She is employed at Weston Laboratories, Inc., in Ottawa. Mr. Owens was graduated from Galesburg High School and served four years in the Navy. He is employed as a fireman for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. An emergency treatment for minor burns is a quick dash of cold water followed by petroleum jelly to soothe the pain. Color me turn t+ M^^mmm. ^tSttftMM ^hftttiltL^HLIiilfe'Mttllltt^h^M The uncluttered look that 's top fashion today, in a peau de soie or satin shoe just born to be dyed. Low at the throat, on a high or mid heel. It's colorfully cued to a careful budget. White Satin or Peau-de-Soie 35 Years of Experience In Tinting Shoes 8.95 Expertly Tinted At No Charge

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