Monday. December 19. 1977 HOPE (ARK .1 STAR Page Three Forty-four attend Audubon meeting A three-course dinner was served to the Hope-Hempstead Audubon Society at its December meeting at the Holiday Inn. Thirty-nine members and five guests were present. President Theron King chose to forego the business meeting at this special holiday party. Roy Zinger was in charge of the program and introduced Mr. and Mrs. John Logan Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gardner of the Texarkana Audubon Society. Mr. Logan showed slides of birds and scenery around his farm. After several years of capturing the songs and sound of various birds Mr. Logan was able to accompany each bird's picture with its own song. Hawaiian Vacation A No-No for Teen By Abigail Van Buren -1977 by The Chicago Tribune-N.Y.News Synd. Inc. DEAR ABBY: Our daughter (111 call her Beth) has been going steady with Rick since school resumed last fall. Beth is 15 and Rick is 17. Rick's people are way out of our class financially. Today I received a telephone call from Rick's mother asking if Beth could go to Hawaii with their family over Christmas. Beth had never mentioned that she was invited, so I was shocked. I said I'd talk to my husband and we would let her know. Beth is begging us to let her go. Her father says he doesn't like the idea because Rick has his parents wrapped around his little finger and seems to have no supervision whatsoever. I don't want to insult Rick's parents, but I agree with my husband. We trust Beth but think she is a bit too young to be in Hawaii with doubtful supervision. How should this be handled? DELICATE PROBLEM DEAR DELICATE: Don't feel that you must justify your decision. Tell Rick's mother that you and your husband agree that Beth is too young for that type of vacation. DEAR ABBY: I received a call from a family member today who suggested that we should all stop giving Christmas gifts—except to the children. That's fine, but my husband and I have no children and this relative has four. In other words, she's telling me that we should buy her kids Christmas gifts, but we shouldn't expect any. . •;. : \ I think she.should have^aid,, ''Please don't buy pur kids anything this" year because you don't have any kids." Or else, "If you buy our kids Christmas gifts, we will buy you and your husband something in return." What do you think? WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: I think all gifts should be voluntary. If one expects to be repaid in kind for a gift, it ceases to be a gift—it becomes a trade-off. DEAR ABBY: Ever since I was a small child, I've loved dogs. I'm 23, and I still love dogs. My parents never cared for dogs, so I was never allowed to have one. I always dreamed of the day when I was grown and on my own so I could have a dog. I've been happily married for a year, and my husband and I are renting an apartment upstairs from my parents. Would you believe it, they still refuse to let me have a dog? They won't even discuss it. No dogs on their property, period! I feel bitter and angry, but there's nothing I can do except move, which would be foolish because we never could find a place as nice as this for what we're paying. It's been a year now and I've built up a terrible resentment against my parents. Am I wrong to feel this way? Or are they wrong to continue to treat me like a child? BITTER IN N.J. DEAR BITTER: It's your parents' property, and if they don't want dogs it's their privilege. Don't take it personally. If you can't accept their decision with grace and maturity, move. CONFIDENTIAL TO "SWINGING IN CLEVELAND": Your suggested Eleventh Commandment, "Thou shall not get caught," is very catchy, but if you obey the first Ten, you won't need an Eleventh. Getting married? No matter how little you have to spend or how unconventional your lifestyle, it can be lovely. Send for Abby's new booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding." Enclose $1 and a long stamped (24 cents) self-addressed envelope to Abby: 132 Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. POLLY'S POINTERS Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — As the holidays approach I make a calendar for the small impatient children that they can comprehend. For Christmas I make a Santa face with a paper chain that has each day numbered on a link in the chain. Each day the children remove the link marked with that day and they can count the remaining links and know how many more days until Christmas. When receiving gifts of small appliances such as watches, toasters and even toys, immediately take the address off the box or warranty card and put it in your address book. When repairs or parts are needed the address is close at hand. — LAURELLE. DEAR POLLY — All year long I keep a special notebook with WISH BOOK printed on the outside. Inside there is a page for each member of the family with the name at the top. Anytime any of us thinks of anything we would like to have (regardless of use, price, etc.) we list the item with price, color, size and where it can be bought under the right name. If at some time we receive one of the things as a gift or decide we no longer want it the item is crossed out. This book is most useful for reference when buying birthday, Christmas or any other gifts. It is so much nicer to give something one knows is really wanted. — MRS.F.M. DEAR POLLY — My husband's lunch box always stays neat, since I use those small oblong boxes that jewelry comes in for organizers. I put his gum, toothpicks, acid tablets, salt, pepper, sugar, etc., in them. — MRS.B.M. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Hits ()*\eirs * Mrs. Tom Berry, the former Betty Collins of Hope, who now resides in Teiarkana came in the office Thursday and gave us the following news which we were thrilled to hear but really not surprised about. The Berrys son David has been named recipient of the "Young American Award," in ' Scouting work. He is 17 years old and is an Eagle Scout. His mother said that he will be in the national runoff early in the spring. The award will be presented at the national explorer president's congress in Washington, D.C. where he will represent the council of which he is association chairman. * We hate to hear any talk of the city going up on refuse pickup fees because we know of many on fixed incomes who are absolutely unable to pay out one more penny than they are already paying. * We attended the Gurdon holiday tour of homes Thursday and were very pleasantly surprised to find that former Hope residents, Mr. and Mrs. Don King and Hope native Carol Cranford Walker and husband Ron Walker had their beautiful homes open for the tour. "^^ Mrs. Justine Hamm reminds us that a good feed to keep out this winter for our "feathered friends" is a mixture made from suet and peanut butter. . * The Stuttgart High School band has been chosen to represent Arkansas in the 1978 National Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade at Washington, D.C. SHS band director Bill Hickman has announced. The annual parade will be April 1. Stuttgart was chosen for this high honor from among four bands nominated in the state. * In January when most pupils will be dreading going back to school after the holidays one little girl in Hope will be thrilled to be able to go back to school for the first time since she was injured in an accident last spring. She is Dana Smith daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith. * Local car washes are doing a booming business since it rained "mud" Friday night. Guess Oklahoma and Texas lost a lot of top soil again. 1 MONDAY "And he said to them, 'Go and fell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.' " — Luke 13:32, 33. "Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow." — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist. communiTY CALEDDAR Women's News Mrs. Annette Rogers ~ Phone 777-8841 'Christmas at Willaimsburg <* presented by Mrs. Moblev * » * to John Cain Chapter, DAR "Christmas at Williamsburg" was the slide presentation of Mrs. Harold Mobley, regent, at the Wednesday meeting of the John Cain Chapter, DAR. Colonial decorations and food were pictured and instructions were given for some of the decorations. Accenting the Christmas theme, members brought Christmas presents to give to the VA Hospital and savings stamps to send to the Indian Schools—Bacone College, a fully accredited junior college at Bacone, Okla. and St. Mary's Episcopal School for Indian Girls, a boarding school serving the 5th through 12th grades at Springfield, S.D. The National Society of the Daughters of the Doctor Advises: American Revolution assists in maintaining these two schools by purchasing equipment, providing monies for scholarship funds and piano lessons, and furnishing articles for the thrift shops operated by both schools. Prior to the program, Mrs. Mobley stressed the Importance of the January meeting and asked all members to bring all news clippings pertaining to John Coin chapter to that meeting. Members are asked to remember that the regular meeting time has been changed to 11:30 a.m. Better to blouson Make a romantic blouson top from an old full silk slip, instead of tossing it out. Let Yourself Go On Holidays! When a holiday comes, run with it, advises a Chicago doctor. "Don't feel guilty about letting yourself go when you can. Being able to relax doesnt feed your neuroses. Rather, it is essential if you are to maintain your psychic equilibrium. Every organ of your body noeds'it," said Dr. Ed ward ?A. Newman of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. "Then, when you get back to work you'll feel good. You'll be ill a state of temporary euphoria," he added. "If you aren't, then you abused your holiday. Either you didn't relax or you played too hard." Dr. Newman favors periods of self-indulgence as essential to health in our pressured world. He loves-Monday holidays because they make weekends longer than normal several times a year. "These bonus days are really therapeutic. They give us something to look forward to. Like ads say, it's 'the pause that refreshes.' We all need release from our daily obligations, need to lose ourselves in moments of pure pleasure once in a while," he said. He added that "Just doing nothing is pleasure for a lot of people. Furthermore the daily pressures of having to do lots of things give many people hyperirritutcd and spastic digestive systems. They are too nervous to eat properly. When a holiday comes, they can relax and enjoy food." Dr. Newman, whose specialty is gaslroenterology.suid "You should eat to satisfy not stuff yourself. Likewise, if you like sports, go to it on the holidays but don't overdo. Remember you may feel good while you're relaxed but you are in danger of taxing your physical reserves if you strain. If you do, you'll be sorry when the holiday is over." "Keep your holidays pleasant experiences. Let yourself go but be comfortable within your own limitations," he concluded. Monday. December 19 Brown Elementary PTA will meet Monday. December 19 st 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. A Christmas program will be presented by the pupils. Alcoholic Anonymous .imi Al- Aivn Family Group meet ever)' Monday at 8 p.m. at the House of Hope, corner of Jones Street, near Fair Park. Cnll 2512 or 3701 for additional information. NOTICE: Weight Watchers will be meeting at Faith Bible Church, across from the library on 5th and Elm, as of Monday, : November 7 at 5:30 p.m. All Interested persons are Invited to attend. Call 777-4255 for TOPS AR 94 information. The club meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglns Building. Tuesday, December 20 A.A.R.P. will have a potluck Christmas dinner Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Douglas Building. Ham will be furnished by the club. Entertainment will follow. Whitfield Masonic Lodge No. 239 will have a regular stated meeting Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge. December 20-22 UMY of the First United Methodist Church will have a live nativity scene on December 20 through 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at the church. Wednesday, December 21 Kusin's Furniture Co. will be in charge of the community coffee Wednesday, December 21 at the Chamber of Commerce from 9:30 to 11 a.m. HOShTAL NOTES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, ADMITTED: Eneree Sandera, Rosston; Mrs. Herbert Raley, McNab; Mrs. Willie Lee Green, Ozan; Mrs. John Conley, Tom Gathright, both or Saratoga; Mrs^ Edward Steward, Me- Caskill; Hazel Flowers, Washington; Mrs. Hershel Muldrow, Buckner; Lester Mullins, William Joe Reese, Mrs. Bobby Lynn Brown, Mrs. Gladys Burdine, James Coilums, Mrs. Ola Burns, Mrs. Molly Waters, Mrs. Wayman Herring, Lomal L. Rowland, Wyatt Davis, Alphonse Roy, Mrs. Paul Trammell, Robert Epps, all of Hope. DISMISSED: Mrs. Coy Bobo, Mrs. Beatrice Webb, Ben Perkins, Mrs. Frank O'Rorke, all of Hope. NEW ARRIVALS: Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lee Green, Ozan, girl born December 17. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trammell, Hope, boy born December 18. Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Muldrow, Buckner, boy born December 18. STITCHIN'TIME Joanne Schreiber A patches Yule tree By Joanne Schreiber Will someone you love be spending Christmas in a nursing home or hospital? Make a cheerful patchwork Christmas tree to hang on the wall, at the window or on the closet door. These trees are easy to make, require no maintenance and may be used year after year. Furthermore, real Christmas trees are sometimes not allowed in health-care institutions, for many sensible reasons and a patchwork tree should meet with no official objections. The following directions will make a nice tree about 30-inches high and 25-inches wide. Cut your basic pattern piece from cardboard: a perfect equilateral triangle, 5 inches on each side. This will include one-quarter- inch seams. You will need: a selection of red and green cotton prints three-fourths yard of green print or solid for the back 1 yard dacron polyester quilt batting few yards red knitting worsted 7 jingle bells Sew patches together, following diagram. Take one- half-inch seam allowance and make five rows of triangles. Sew rows together to form tree. The tret- trunk is made from one full triangle and two half triangles. Cut and stitch to tree. Using the finished tree as a pattern, cut backing and two layers of quilt batting. Place back on a flat surface, wrong side up. Place the two layers of padding on top and pin in place. Turn over. Place pieced Christmas tree over backing, right sides together. Baste. Stitch one-quarter inch from edge, with pieced tree uppermost. Slip strips of tissue paper under the batting to keep it from catching in the feed dog as you stitch. Leave opening at lower edge of tree trunk. Tear paper away, trim seams at points, and turn to right side. Close opening with a slip stitch. Thread a large-eyed darning needle with two lengths of yarn. Sew a little jingle bell at the top of the tree and at the corner joinings of the patches. Bring yarn ends to right sides and tie, cutting off ends to about one and one-half inches. Fasten a loop of yarn at the top of the tree for hanging. You can make a really elegant tree with red and green velvet instead of cotton prints. You will need three-fourths yard of green velvet for back and patches and five-eighths yard of red velvet. Remember the nap of the velvet and cut so all the pieces go the same way. Since it is sometimes hard PATCHWORK Christmas tree is made of red and green cotton prints or red and green velvet. 1'ad lightly and trim with yarn-tied miniature jingle hells. to find a suitable gift for a shut-in, a patchwork tree is a welcome solution to that problem. And gifts can be grouped under this tree as well as under a real tree. This patchwork tree is from the new fall and winter edition of basic fashion, which has loads of complete directions for gift items and ornaments, as well as all the new fall patterns and the coupon for a free pattern. To t;et your copy, write to Stitchin' Time, care of this newspaper, Box 503, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. Send just $2 and be sure to include your own name, address and zip. NKWSl'Al'KK KVir.lU'lllSK ASSN i Mrs. Graves entertains Daffodil club Thursday at a Christmas luncheon The Daffodil Club had ita annual Christmas luncheon Thursday at the home of Mrs. Al Graves. The luncheon began with Mrs. Al Uonard leading the members In prayer. Ham and individual dishes which each of the members prepared were served. Following the meal, th« chib president, Mrs. Ed congratulated each member on her individual contribution toward making the club's yearly project, the December Tour of Homes, a huge success. A gift exchange was held with each member preparing and contributing a favorite festive recipe. Mrs. Richard McDowell was the winner of a holiday centerpiece. Coming and Going Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cote and Sends of Battle Creek, Mich, are guests of his mother Mrs. Mary Cate and other relatives. Mrs. S.L. Murphy of Benton, formerly of Hope, is a guest of her sister Mrs. A.D. Brnnnnn and Mr. Brannan and also of Mrs. Lois Russell and other friends. MEMORY MAKING Yuletldfi traditions...that's whnt the holidays are nil about! Keeping the old —like reading the family's favorltn story 'round n crackling fire on Christmas Eve. Or waking up to familiar holiday music. Creating the new—like an annual salt sculpture party to make original, personalized ornaments for the Christmas tree! It's fun for all ages. Everyone from Grandpa to the toddler can participate. And, oven bettor, you're guaranteed maximum merriment with minimal menu. Just a few steps—and you'll have n selection of family-fashioned Christinas ornaments that will last as long as your memories from making them. First, plan your work areas like a progressive dinner. Use one spot for making the dough and another for molding or cutting out the pieces. A third area should be set aside for decorating the finished creations. Second, plan in advance for all ages. In the first area, bo sure enough flour, salt and water are available. Each batch of dough will make about two dozen cookie cutter shapes or one holiday wreath. Use a bread board for kneading the dough. Place dough that won't be used Immediately into a plastic bag to keep it from drying. Children can have one table filled with cookie cutters, a few foil-covered cookie sheets and the dough. Adults may want to join the kids In making simple designs—or set aside a separate space to work on more intricate free-form sculptures. Make sure a selection of forks, butter knives or other utensils are available for cutting, shaping and making imprints; nail heads make good holes for string loops. Cover the decorating table—or floor, for the children—with newspapers for easy clean-up. Water color paints work fine, and runaway splotches are easy to remove from children's clothes, faces and hair. When everyone's through, use spray varnish to protect finished pieces from moisture. Other salt sculpture party Here's the Answer By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures Q. — I have read in your column and in several magazines about a finish made with turpentine and boiled linseed oil. Now I have just finished a book that says such a finish attracts dust and grime. Is this so? A. — Not if the mixture is put on properly. All surface residue must be wiped off quickly and, after a wait of 30 minutes or so, the surface rubbed well. When that is done, you get rid of any oil that most certainly would attract dirt. It is not an ideal finish from the standpoint of work, since it must be rubbed periodically in order to produced the desired satiny effect. (For either of Andy Lang's helpful booklets, "Wood Finishing in the Home" or "Paint Your House Inside and Out," send 30 cents and a long, STAMPED, self-addressed envelope to Know-How, P.O. Box 477, HunUngton, N.Y. U7«.) tips? Hnv« onch family member Rl«n their niimo and date on the back of their creations—mnmorip.s for the years nhond. Then lot everyone hang their finished pieces on the holiday tree. For more salt sculpture Ideas from the 32-pugc, full-color "Dough-It- Youraelf Handbook," send $1.00, check or money order, to: Dough-It-Yourself Handbook," Box 90C7. Kankakoe, Illinois 60901. (Allow four weeks for delivery.) SALT SCULPTURE DOUGH 2 cups flour (not .self-rising) 1 cup Morton Salt 1 cup water Combine flour and salt in a largo flat-bottomed bowl, and mix well with spoon. Next add water (a little at a time) mixing as you pour to form the dough into a boll. Additional water may bo needed, depending on the humidity. Take core not to add too much so dough becomes sticky. Knead 7 to 10 minutes until dough has a smooth, yet firm, consistency. Place dough that will not be ugcd immediately in a plastic bag to koop it from drying. Place finished pieces on foil-covered cookie «heet and place in 325-350 degree oven. Allow to bake one- half hour for each 1/4-inch of thickness or until goldon brown. If sculptures puff up, reduce oven temperature by 60 to 75 degrees and poke piece with pin or toothpick to release air. Brush the piece with t>gg or milk during baking for a natural brown finish. Or, paint it after it Ls cooled. Apply a coat of lacquer, varnish or shellac to both sides of each piece to protect It from moisture or humidity. 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