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Saturday, August 4, 1973
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Youngest Woman to Hold Major Party Position Golesbura Register-Moil, Golesburg; Saturday, Aug, 4, 1973 3 • * Executive Believes in the 'Grass Roots Woman's World Today... By ISABEIAE E. BUNCHER (Woman's Page Editor) Can you Imagine the cochairman of the Republican National Committee out In (he mid* die of the night with a net and flash light catching frogs lor a frog jumping contest? That is Jost what, Miss Janet . jonnsnn on at one pone m her life kt Winters, Calif., where she was the first woman director to serve with the Chamber of Commerce. u OW6 Corpus Gtri&tl As she pointed out to me in our telephone conversation on Thursday, when you suggest an idea, you are often named the chair' man. As chairman of the first annual frog jumping contest m Winters, it was her job to catch the frogs, which she did at 1 a.m. the night before the con* test. This was before the fourth of February, 1973, when George Bush called her and asked her to serve as co-chairman of the GOP national committee. On the fifth of February it was announced Miss Johnston would serve as co-chairman. Within the week the members of the Warren County Republican Woman's Club decided — nothing ventured, nothing gained. Mrs. George Pape of Monmouth was delegated to call and ask Miss Johnston if she would speak to the club. "I'll call her, she's out in the barn" was the answer Mrs. Pape received when she catted Winters, Calif., to ask the newly appointed co-chairman of the GOP national committee if she could schedule a speaking date in Monmouth. Miss Johnston could and she did for Friday, Aug. 3. This was the first week in February. Why Monmouth? in answer to my query as to why Monmouth, she replied that she believes strongly in "grass roots polities." This, I'm sure, accounts for the fact that she has traveled 50,000 miles since her appointment . . . speaking and tawing ... with the people throughout the country. In line with this philosophy, she stated that "the Republican Party is not built from the White House ciown, but from the courthouse up." Miss Johnston, 33, who is the youngest woman ever to hold her major party position, became interested in politics early in life. At one point, she related, she listened to the national convention broadcasts on the radio, rather than her favorite programs. But the real road to politics began through the California Federation of Women's Clubs, end then in 1972 she was elected National Committeewoman from California. White politics is one of her vocations, a second is showing her Arabian horse, Othello. A member of the International Arabian Horse Association, Miss Johnston has .shown the horse ell over the country. Othello, incidentally is one of 290 coal black Arabian horses in the United States and Canada One understands why she's so enthused about Arabian horses. A little research revealed that in disposition the Arabian horse is known to be very gentle and intelligent Miss Johnston shows Othello in the park class, which requires a horse to have easy gaits, good manners and a showy appearance. Any serious equestrian is in forested in owning a horse as near perfection of type as pos sible. From Miss Johnston's comments, I would gather she has just such a horse, in Othello. Holds a Patent From north central California, Miss Johnston, who helps her father manage a 700-acre ranch, holds a patent on an emergency warning system for automobiles. The device, her own idea, was evolved after a series cf accidents on the cause­ way between Winters and Sacramento. After one particular accident, where a motorist, assisting a disabled motorist, was severely injured, she decided there should be a warning device. Basic information for the device, she actually learned while working on a 4-H project. Believe it or not. After several electrical shocks, and hours of work, according to Miss Johnston, she perfected it late one night. Next week Miss Johnston will take a detour from her political work and speak at the California 4-H convention attended by 1,500 delegates, in Davis, Calif. Four-iH work isn't new to Miss Johnston, as she received the silver star in the organiza Uon. Miss Johnston never lacks for anything to do. Her hobbies in elude hunting, fishing, horseback riding, painting and music. From time to time, she's taught music, -both piano and accordion. Then just for good measure she has had time to study French and German, which she speaks fluently. The Miss Janet L. Johnston spoka at work' shop dinner in Monmouth Friday evening. latter came in handy, three years ago when she spent some time in Germany, where her brother was teaching at the time. The foregoing only expresses what Miss Johnston does with her time, but her voice over the phone reflected a warm personality plus a good sense of humor. Watch for her in the news.. . she'll be there for the next few decades, I'm sure. Mr. and Mrs. James McMaster (Miss Judith Adams) Corpus Christi Catholic Church was the setting for the wedding Friday of Miss Judith L. Adams and James D. McMaster. Rev. James Elder, Oneida United Methodist Church, and Rev. Jonas Callanan of Corpus Christi read the double ring ceremony at 7 p.m. for the bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Adams, Oneida, and bridegroom, son of Rep. and Mrs. A. T. McMaster, Oneida. Scalloped bands of Venice lace over satin fanned the Victorian collar and accented the cuffs, waistline and chapel- length train of the bride's silk- ened organza gown, fashioned with Bishop sleeves, empire bodice and A-line silhouette skirt. Her double-tier waist-; length illusion veiling, trimmed with lace, was caught to a lace and pearl Oamelot hat. Miss Adams carried a cascade bou- auet of white gardenias, white; stephanotis and yellow Sweetheart roses accented with greenery. Bridal attendants, in gowns of maize and white chiffon, were Miss Kathy Adams, the bride's sister, maid of honor; Mrs. Terry Dennis, Miss Mary Lou England, and Miss Peggy McMaster, the bridegroom's sister, all of Oneida, bridesmaids. Their matching maize veils were caught to daisy headpieces. Each carried a cascade bouquet of white glad florets, yellow roses, yellow daisy pom pons and gypsophila. Is Best Man Tom McMaster III, Prairie Village, Kan., was best man far his brother. Groomsmen were Terry Dennis, Oneida, Dave Fish, Des Plaines, and Tim Walker, Burnside. Guests were seated by Charles Hanson and David Johnson, both of Victoria. Gale Adams, the bride's uncle, Oneida, was soloist. Lisa Stein, the bridegroom's niece, was flower girl. Tom Mo Master IV, the bridegroom's nephew, was ringbearer. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoskins of Oneida, the bride's aunt and unole, were hosts for the reception in the church parlors following the ceremony. Serving honors were accorded Mrs. Kenneth Peterson, Mrs. Eugene England, both of Oneida; Mrs.j Tom McMaster III, Prairie City, Kan., and Mrs. Barry Stein, Gaiesburg, the bridegroom's sister. Miss Marti McMaster, Oneida, the bridegroom's sister, was ait the guest book. Gifts were arranged by Miss Nancy Grine, Natrona Heights, Peim., and Miss Jessie Brady, Moline. Twin niece and nephew of the bridegroom, Sara and Mark Stein, presented rice packets and favors to the guests. The newlyweds will reside near Oneida, after a wedding trip in surrounding states. Mr. and Mrs. McMaster are graduates of ROVA High School. Mrs. McMaster is a graduate of Cede Whan Academy of Beauty in Rock Island. Her husband attended Carl Sandburg College, is a member of the Gaiesburg Army Reserve Unit, and is farming-near Oneida. ARMY MOTHERS CLUB Anmy Mothers Olulb will meet Tuesday at noon for the annual picnic at the Lincoln Park Shelter. The hostess will be Mrs. Stella Hough. Members Stovo Theilen plans to spend his prize winnings for more paints. Mo is ac copting the chock from Joyce Smith. All the traddi'ional elements of a fun fair were there, kids •thriftng to the neck-wrenidhing Mattenhorn ride, oharapdonsihip Dragline game players deter' mined to pick up a yo-yo, and a nice couple selling orange shakes with a polite, "Hciw does it taste, M'am?" But there is always something new at the Fair, too, and this year, contestants in the domestic arts and fforal displays expressed a great deal of oreaitiv- ity in the flower containers and backgrounds which they used. Janis King, Gils-cm, for example, won a blue ribbon for her Christmas decoration, cf red and green, yes, but attached to an antique wash board. In the junior gardeners' department, students from first through ninth grade, dug out their old toys and scouted around in the attic to create some attractive displays. Virginia Swianson, Rio, amnanged a coijorlul variety cif (miniature zinnias in a midget truck; R. Kreiig, Gaiesburg, displayed bachelor buttons in an antique silver oream pitcher; and Keith Nynnan, Gaiesburg, oa>sually placed scime zinnias in an aid shoe. Wins Prize Steve Theilen, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Theilen, Abingdon, won the Roy Smith Memorial Prize in Art. Mr. Smith was a director of the Fair Assn. !fcr many years, and the prize, are reminded that election of established by Mrs. Smith, in offers will be held. 'memory of her husband, was All blue ribbon winners . . four first place prizes at the fair, in the arts department, Steve, a sophomore at Abingdon High School, is pictured above with his painting which took a blue ribbon in the abstract or design class. The prize is given to .the best of show winner among the arts entries. But in between looking over the tomatoes, not yet juicy red, tbn enormous specimens of flowers, and the quilts that were made last winter, there was plenty for the fair visitor to see. Take the petting zoo. That's where it was happening for the younger set. One little boy tried to feed a goat, but within seconds, he was completely surrounded by at least 15, all clambering for a bite of grain. But they were all friendly animals, and it was a toss - up whether the deer or the goats were the most popular. Then there's Wimpy the Clown, who must have been taking insult lessons from Don Rickles. But the kids loved him, even when he told one little girl to stop spitting in his ear. A favorite part of the Fair on Friday was the Ladies Lead Class in the Sheep Department. Akin to a beauty contest, the entrants were judged on their own wool costume, poise and appearance, as well as their control and presentation of the animal. This is the second year for the event, open to women 14-22, who have an interest or background in raising sheep. The trophy winner and first place winner was Diane Brown, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown of Joy, who modeled a dark brown and gold wool hot pants outfit. Second place winner was Debbie Taylor, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Taylor of Media, who Diane Brown, 16, above, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown of Joy, showing a Shropshire sheep, received the Trophy in Ladies Lead Class, while Debbie Taylor, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Taylor of Media, received second place. their costumes with white boots, Third place was won by Jean CuHison, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cullison of Krjoxville; fourth place, by Susan Cattron, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cattron of Fairview, and fifth, by Gayle Massie, 15, of Iota. The Midway, the cotton candy, ballons which had escaped from their owners, all were symbols of a fair in which everyone seemed to be having a great time. Lori, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Engles of Wataga, takes a rido on the Merry-Go-Round at the Fair. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey and Steve Stout.) Fairway Winners SOANGETAHA Women's golf play on Thursday at Soangetaha was for low gross, Winners were Mrs. Ray Mendrek, championship flight; Mrs. Bill Artz, Flight A; Mrs. Al Christiansen, Flight B; Mrs. Robert Dredge, Flight C, for 16 hotes. Winners were Mrs. Gary Gunifier, Flight A; Mrs. Russ Banstow, Flight B, and Mrs. John PaJko, Flight C, for nine holes. BUNKER LINKS Bunker Links hosted individual guest day Thursday morning, when play wds for the longest drive and longest putt. Medalist for the day was Miss Connie Graham. Winner for low gross was Mrs. Albert Nelson, member, Mrs. Ray Dunn, guest; for low net, Mrs. Harold Waiters, member, tie, Mrs. June Ward, Miss Anne Wein- nrann, guests; low putts, Mrs. John Foley, member, Mrs. Bilr lie Hiiligeniberg, guest. Winners for the (longest putt were Mrs. Nina Schultz, member, Mrs. Raymond Anderson, guest; and longest drive, Mrs. (Continued on Page 7) For JEWELRY BOXES LADIES & MEN'S Wood — Musical Decorator Colors Leo Stein & Sons, Inc. JIWEIRY DEPT. 349 E. MAIN ST. — Downtown Gaiesburg J

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