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13 (felcsbutrReaistef'MaiI, Gaiesbura,,111,Thursdoy, JukA1923 Palms Open Book to By ANDREA FERfUGTrl (Staff Writer) • < >« ras ueen BBKI mw H man's outward body is the rjfmga of ras inner nature. Since the 15th Century peo- ' jpft§ have been seeing person* ititfea In the palm offt hand tftfough the art, superstition, science - call it what you will — of palmistry. A new Galegburg resident, Mrs. Lane (a business name for (Mrs. Steve Johnson), datarts palm reading is a "gttt" which she has been using since she was a child. Mrs. Lane set up a palm reading business at 189 N. Henderson St. last month and since then she has had an average of two or three customers a day. Some are just curious. Others really believe in what she tells them. Most customers are 30- to 60 -year- old women.. PALM READING usually is lumped together by most people WJfth practices of the ,oc- •eult — reaflinig tea leaves, Ouijia boards, raising spirits, crystal balls,- etc. But to--the local pailm reader, it is the only method by which she can tell the past, present and future. She not only reads the lines Of ithe palm, she also looks at the person to try to detect his personality. The *ohal picture is important, she explained. Each line is a "word" and depending upon 'how they are combined they produce a sentence. "You have to go around the lines and put them together and you look at the (face to tell the character of the person." limes tell the future, how- long a person may live and his temperament. The life line afeo may indicate ithe number of serious illnesses a person may have, depending upon the number of breaks in it. A LIFE LINE With t . prominent breaks appeared id the palm of a suicide case in 1898, according to Fred Get* tangs, author of "The Book of the Hand" published in London in 1965. A young woman that year checked into a hotel and kill' ed herself in her room using carbolic acid. She bad destroyed all information about her identity so her body was in a morgue for 10 days and her picture was printed in papers all over the United States. But she never was identiified. Pictures of her hands, however, to one palm reader, showed a confirma- ; tion of her violent death and certain lines indicated she had mental illness. Mrs. Lane, unlike some, refrains from telling people about serious illnesses if she can heip.it. In her 18 years of experience, however, she has never' seen anything tragic. "There have been disappointing things and bad things you don't Mke to tell people," she admitted. SHE SAID SHE would not tell how to read about illnesses and early deaths for this report because she did not •warnf people to go into a panic about their future. ,About two weeks ago some women came into Mrs. Lane's office and she told them what she saw! "You never saw such shocked faces before." The women said everything Mrs. Lane bad read was the truth. "With some people you can take their hands and it's like an open book," she added. Some people have claimed her predictions have come true. And some have asked her to interpret dreams, which she tries .to do. ONE OF 10 customers is a skeptic, however, "Is this make believe?" asked one recent caller. "But even if they dont agree with you they don't usually left you know," raid me ravetHiaireo. paitn reader. \ (Mrs, Lane looks like the siereoBype ot me gypsy tor- tune tefler but with a modern American took. She wears urge earrings, A scan in ner hatr and long dresses. She has a slight Hungarian accent although she was raised in this country. Her ancestors are Hungarian and Rumanian. She recently moved herefrom Decatur. She doesn't think of herself as a gypsy and claims she only tries ' to help people through her profession. "If I can help you out I'm not going to harm you. Some people don 't tell their problems to. anyone else," she says. The 36-yearodd woman also says she is a good Catholic and religious pictures, candles and a Bible in plain view symbolize her religion. PEOPLE RETURNING to her lor advice are not charged an extra fee but do some­ times sl^> money into her open Bible. The book is on a table in the palm reading room. "I'm a good Catholic, I be- Have in God," she contends. Can a paim reader be a good CarthoUc and believe in God? Two area priests were asked that tjuestton. One said she could not, the other said her profession wouldn't exclude her from being close to God and that only God can judge a good Catholic. "I told fortunes at our church bazaar for fun," said Rev. John Lynch of Corpus Christi parish. "But this (serious palm reading) is quite different. This is dealing with the occult in the eyes of the church.' Father Stephen Harney of Immaculate Heart s a id, "Anything that generally helps people is not wrong. It 's possible to believe In differ* ent things. We all may nave different <jttirks.". But lie sometimes wonders about these so-called "gifts". He said he has seen bone set- tors work and was amazed at itiheir "marvelous" results. "I'VE BAD palm reading," r «iner lauiKy auiHwBUi. if was don* by pbopfe who did not Know mm ana mey seem* ed to have "deep psychological insight" ki reveaimg his personasny trans, ne adaea. "Some people do have great insignt. I don't think t would condemn them," Father Harney commenpea. At least Mrs. L me believes she has insight and apparently so do some of her customers. Her daughter also is learning and practicing palm reading — she too is developing her "gift". After her marriage this summer the 18-"year-old daughter plans to move to Alabama, where she will begin a business. "You just keip working at it until you're ready to put up a business," says the .mother. .... • At present the 18-year-old reads palms of younger worn* en when Mrs. Lane is unavailable. She too wears a scarf and long dress and a slight accent is piresentwhen she says, "Okay honey, this is what I see. ahead for you." PALMISTRY — Mrs. Lane has set np a palm reading shop In Galeibnrg and reports an /average of two or three customers' a day, mostly worn* tri. "WJth some people you can take their hands and its like an open book," she says; Grand Marshals Are Selected LBWISTOWN-Mr.andMrs Howard M. Leinbaugh have been selected to serve as grand marshab of the Fulton County Sesfijicemjetiiial Parade in Lewistown Sept. 8. "This came as a surprise to us. We were amafed we were chosen," Mrs. Leinbaugh said. Bdth are active in the Fulton County Historical Society. Leinbaugh is a 1918 graduate of Knox College who now is also a member of the Spoon River College board of trustees. He was named superinten­ dent of Lewtatown School District 141 in 1928 and served in that capacity for 25 years. He later was county superintendent of schools.. Mrs. Leinbaugh has served on the Board of County Health Improvement Assn. and is safety chairman of the 15th District Federation of Women's Clubs. I Since porpoises must surface [every minute or so for air, they usually nap by swimming lazily with one eye Open to gauge the size of the waves. CONTACT LENSES For Complete Information on Contact Lenses Phone 343-7410 Disptnscd en Prescription of DR. E. W. BEATH, O.D. DAILY 8:00 • 5:00 • MONDAY A FRIDAY 8:00-8:00 60 S. Kellogg Gelesburg, III. UNION OPTICAL CO. Nixon-Chen Talks Cosmetic Exercise By STEWART HENSLEY WASHINGTON (U P I) President Nixon's San Clemente conference tomorrow (Friday) with Huang Chen, China's top representative in the United States, is viewed in diplomatic circles here as primarily a "cosmetic" exercise. Washington Window The President's unprecedented gesture in placing one of his special jet aircraft at Huang's disposal for the California trip obviously was designed to emphasize anew the extreme importance Nixon places on continued dealing with Peking. Huang, whose official title is director of China's liaison office in Washington, thus has been accorded an invitation which none of the fully accredited ambassadors here has received. The resulting spotlight tends to balance to some extent very favorable publicity given the Soviet-American leg of Nixon's "triangular diplomacy" during the recent visit to the United States of Russian Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev. Results not Foreclosed Officials point out, however, that the "cosmetic" aspect of Huang's visit to San Clemente does not foreclose the possibili ty of some solid diplomatic results at a time when Nixon is trying to achieve a negotiated peace in Cambodia before the Aug. 15 bombing cutoff. The United States, Russia and China are all working, each in its own way, to try to get the conflict halted and negotiations started among warring factions in Cambodia. China would appear to have the most leverage. It not only is the dominant power from a geographical standpoint. It also supplies Hanoi with most of the war material which North Vietnam in turn, sends to its forces in Cambodia and to the Cambodian Communists. Finally, Peking is the seat of the government in exile of the deposed Cambodian chief of state, Prince Norodom Siha­ nouk. Chinese pressure is believed to be responsible for the fact that the Nixon administration, which has always regarded Sihanouk as having no power base in Cambodia, appears to have reversed its position and agreed; M _ „ .. . ]lrr ,. that he.should be one of the ^ ^ parties in any peace negotia- fuim Mrs Maude HalJ tlons - I The restaurant will reopen United States still believes that Sihanouk represents only one relatively insignificant element among the forces seeking to overthrow the U.S.-supported Phnom Penh government of President Lon Nol. It continues to believe that the great mass of Communist forces in Cambodia is directly controlled by Hanoi, which also has North Vietnamese forces in the field there. The next six weeks—until the congressionally imposed bombing deadline in mid-August— presumably are critical for the Lon Nol regime. It is widely acknowledged that this government, which has failed to get the Communists to accept its cease-fire proposals, would have collapsed without the American air , support which now is nearing its end. Thus, Cambodia appears to foe the one critical issue of substance requiring high-level U.S.-Chinese consultation at this time. It undoubtedly will be a chief topic of the San Clemente meeting, no matter what the White House decides to announce after the session is over. Music Camp Student Returns NORTH HENDERSON Jeanie Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones, North Henderson, attended music camp June 24-30 at Western Illinois University, Macomb. Jeanie is a student at the Alexis High School and is be-: ing sponsored by the.Alexis| Woman's Club. •i a^-galon tub With a window! You can see the Country Charm goodness inside, The big window lets you look in. Because Dean's ice cream makers are proud of what you'll see. If you like the Country Charm scene, you're really going to love the Country Charm taste. A flower show was held at the Floral Exchange Club meeting at the Floral Hall June 22. Mrs. David Knupp was in charge of the business meeting and Mrs. Lee Yarde and Mrs. Albert Yarde were the judges. Mrs. Mary Ann Taylor, Norwood, gave a book review on "Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The next meeting will be the annual breakfast in Monmouth on July 27 at 9 a.m. July 27 at 9 a.m. An Insignificant Element Despite this reversal, the July 5 under the new name Shirl's Cozy Corner. Look for the tub with a view. Dean Foods Company Franklin Park, Illinois 4 >

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