&•€ Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1970 Stop killing yourself Healthy looks can be deceiving fly 0r. Peter J. SMncrohn DEAR DR. STEINCROMN: Why is it that so many people Who look sick live to be 80? Others who are so healthy- looking suddenly die. I was completely shaken up last week when one of my best friends went to the hospital and didn't come out of it alive. He appeared to be an excellent physical specimen. And a few months before that, a healthy-looking neighbor went in for a hysterectomy. She died of cancer. Shouldn't "looks" be Important in warning a person whether or not he has serious illness? — Mr. F. COMMENT: There's an old macabre story that goes Something like this. Two men are gazing upon the features of a recently departed friend. One of them says, "He can't be dead. He looks so good!" Of course "looks" may be an important indication of illness, Mr. F. However, in two many cases, appearances of the patient fool you. This Is one of the reasons why doctors recommend periodic physical examinations: to recognize disease early — no matter how the patient looks. In the first instance you mention, Mr. F., it is possible that your friend may have been overlooking recurring bouts of "indigestion" which he treated' with bicarb or some other antacid, himself. He may not have realized that what he was having for months before his hospital admission were attacks of angina. Yet, all the while, he may have "looked healthy." In the second instance, it's possible that your neighbor never had a Pap test periodically (procrastination is the usual reason) to be sure she did not have cancer of the uterus. "Looking well" is no substitute for really learning one's state of health. If there is any moral to be drawn, it is this: "Looking Anniversary celebrants MB. AND MKS. LLOYD CRANMEE Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cranmer of 210 Walnut St. in Roxana w i 11' celebrate their 50th anniversary Jan. 3 with an open house in the Rox- Arena from 2, to 4 p.m., given by their children. Mr. and Mrs. Cranmer were married Jan. 2, 1921 in Assumption, 111. Mr. Cranmer is retired from Shell Oil Company. They have three children, eleven grandchildren and three great - grandchildren. No invitations are being mailed. weH is no guarantee of being well." Many innocent human beings might still be alive today if they relied upon examinations rather than on looks. Also, if people have any doubt about whether a seemingly trivial symptom is a sign of trouble, they should consult a doctor immediately, for the cause and possible treatment of any condition is a matter that only the physician can determine. A more detailed discussion of this subject is found in my new booklet, "When To See Your Doctor." For a copy write me in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and 35 cents in coin to cover handling. MEDiCALETTES DEAR DR. STE1NCROHN: I had a hysterectomy about a year ago for large fibroids. I also had one ovary removed. Since then I have had only a few hot flashes and have not been especially nervous. But I have one complaint that troubles me. My mouth is always exceptionally dry. Is this a common symptom of the menopause? Shall I bother my doctor about it? — Mrs. 0. COMMENT: Not common but annoying when present. In some patients, treatment with hormones has overcome this symptom. Has your doctor prescribed estrogens? If there's no contraindication to taking them, you may find they will help. Incidentally, have you had any nasal obstruction develop, like polyps, etc. Sometimes mouth-breathing will cause dryness. If no specific cause can be found, doctors sometimes prescribe medicines to increase the secretion of saliva. Whatever the reason for dry mouth, you will not be "bothering" your doctor by consulting him. Engagement announced in Edwardsville June wedding planned Mr. and Mrs. Leo B. Godar of Carrollton are announcing the engagement of their eldest daughter, Kathleen Marie of Overland, Mo.,. to Gerald Louis Dion, son of Leo Dion of Detroit, Mich, and the late Mrs. Mary Dion. Miss Godar is a 1968 graduate of Routt High School in Jacksonville and is a secretarial and minored in modeling. She is employed as a private executive secretary for Burger King, in St. Louis County. Mr. ion graduated in 1966 from St. Amborse High School In Detroit, Mich, and attended Wayne State University in Detroit, prior to enlisting in the Army, in which he served two years, one which was spent in Vietnam. He is presently employed as an assistant manager of a Burger King store in St. Louis County. A June, 1971 marriage is being planned. MISS GODAR MISS HENCKE Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Hencke of Edwardsville are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Donna Kay, to Jerry D. Revenburgh, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay B. Revenburgh; 804 Park St. South Roxana. The bride-elect, a senior at Edwardsville High School, will graduate in January. Her fiance, a 1970 graduate of Roxana High School, is an airman in the United States Air Force. He is presently stationed at Chanute AFB in Rantoul for technical training. Bride of Godfrey man Miss Melody Sue Shiff of Newark, Ohio, became the bride of Joseph A. Clugsten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clugsten of 321 Mercury Drive, Godfrey, Monday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shiff of Newark. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James A. Suddes performed the nuptial Mass at 11 a.m. in St, Mary's Catholic Church, which was decorated with red poinsettias and bows and sprays of flowers on the pews. The couple received their guests in the Stratford Hotel immediately after the ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Karen Nimereal, a soloist, accompanied by Max Hien- djmayr, organist. Rose patterned paeu d'ange lace appliques trimmed th'e bodice, sleeves and deep hem Of the bride's delustered satin A-Une gown which featured a bjgb throated neckline and lOflg tapered cut-out sleeves. 8 fee wore a matching raj length Mantilla t into a train. Miss Elizabeth Komlos of Godfrey served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Mary Clugsten, sister of the groom and Miss Michele ata mm, Owens of Alliance, Ohio. The attendants wore pink crepe full-flowing formal culottes with rouge velvet bolero styled bodices which were trimmed in flower- patterned French braid. Rouge velvet also trimmed the cuffs of their long sleeves. William Clugsten attended his brother as best man; and groomsmen were Alan Clugsten, another brother and Turhon Murad of Bloomington, Ind. Guests were shown to their seats by John Murad Jr. The bride attended Monticello College and Ohio State University, and is presently attending Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville majoring in vocal music. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the University chorus and Symphonic choir. Her husband received his physics degree from SIU and is employed by West Junior High School. He is a member of American Institute of Physics. The couple will reside at S?l Colonial Drive in Wood River. Colorful molded apple salads The . spirit-lifting array of colors in our markets now is due, in large part, to the beautiful fruits and vegetables available, enabling us to use them advantageously in our post-holiday menu-planning. The red and golden delicious apples we see displayed are of fine flavor and quality this season, and supply us with apple varieties for every purpose, from savory baking to light and delightful fresh snacking and salads. Since color plays such an important part in making foods more enticing ind appetizing, we are featuring recipes for two beautiful, colorful molded apple salads for post-holiday buffet serving. Each features the red and golden Delicious varieties in a gingerale'd gelatin base. In preparing your buffet menu, you'd find either of these fresh 'apple salads the ideal partner for service with one of the new convenient turkey rolls, or with leftover, Fall wedding planned Mr. and Mrs. Duane Springman of 1824 W. Delmar are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Veronica Kay, to John Jerome Geisen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Geisen of 1106 Tonsor. Miss Springman is a senior at Alton High School. Her fiance is a 1969 graduate of Marquette High School. He is enrolled in the LaSalle University of Accounting and is presently employed by Central Hardware. The couple is planning a fall wedding. MISS SPRINGMAN Birth announcements Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Mundell, 40 A Eckhard Ave, Wood River, first child, Linda Kathryn, 7 pounds and 7 ounces, 3:14 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Mundell is the former Jennifer Samuel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Saumel of t Carterville, 111. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Rogers of Belleville. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kirkwood of Bunker Hill, a son, 6 pounds and 6 ounces, 1:05 a.m. Monday, St. J o s e-p h ' s Hospital. Elder children, Carol, 14; Bob, 12; Lori, 6; and Amy, 5. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Siemer, 519 Easton St., Alton, first child, Matthew Wayne, 6 pounds and 4 ounces, 6:06 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Siemer is the former Mary Haufe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Haufe of Alton. Paternal grandparents are Mr, and Mrs. Fred Siemer of Alton. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lamblc, 305 Ohio, East Alton, first child, Kevin Ray, 7 pounds and 3 ounces, 12:56 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Lamble is the former Monica Lawrens, daughter of Waltraud Lawrens of Alton. Paternal •grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lamble of East Alton. Mr. and Mrs. John Page, 838 Longfellow Ave., Wood River, first child,, a son, 7 pounds and 14 ounces, 1:28 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Page is the former Rose Ann Smith, Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Ruth Page of Cottage Hills and Ralph Page of Shawneetown, 111. Maternal grandfather is Ollie Smith of Cave-In-Rock, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Johnson, 2105 Locust St., Alton, a (laughter 4 pounds and 6 ounces, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Marjorie Ann, 9; an<l James Neal, 8. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Quirk of Medora, a daughter, Stacie Lea, 8 pounds and 7 ounces, 3:41 p.m. Monday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder daughter, Laura Ann, 2%. M r. and Mrs. Dale Triefenback, 1117 St. Paul Lane, O'Fallon, Mo., a daughter, Kristina Irene, 5 pounds and 15 ounces, 7:16 p.m. Monday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder son, Dale Robert, 3. 'Mr. and Mrs. Vernard Dooley, 73 Heatherway, Wood River, a daughter," Kelly Colleen, 6 pounds and 2 ounces, 3:49 a.m. today, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Vernard Jr., 12; Juli Ann, 5; and Joseph, 4. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Langill, 4815 Storeyland Drive, Alton, a daughter, Jennifer Ann, 7 pounds and 15 ounces, 9:53 p.m. Monday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder daughter, Lisa Marie, 16 months. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lane of Jerseyville, a daughter, 6 pounds and 10 ounces, 4:25 a.m. today, Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker, 3426 Badley, Alton, first child, Richard Mitchell Jr., 8 pounds and 2 ounces, 8:29 a.m. Sunday, Scott Ail-force Base Hospital. Mrs. Baker is the former Clover Long, daughter of Mrs. Lena Long of Cottage Hills and Sanford Long of Springfield. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Evelyn Baker of Alton. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Todd, 577 Grove, Wood River, a daughter, Heather Kristen, 7 pounds and 8 ounces, 7:17 p.m. Dec. 21, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Granite City. Elder daughter, Nancy, 4. Mr. and Mrs. Gary 0. Hlekerspn of St. Peter's, Mo., first child, Jennifer Christine, 7 pounds and 7 ounces, 3:12 a.m. Dec. 22, St. John's Mercy Hospital, St. Louis. Mrs. Hickerson is the former Linda McCoy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. McCoy of Florissant, Mo. ham or turkey slices. MOLDED APPLE SALAD DELLAROBBIA 3 3 oz. pkgs. lemon- flavor gelatin 2 cups very hot water % tsp. salt 1 qt. gingerale, chilled 1 apple, cored and cut into wedges 1 No. 303 can apricot halves, drained 1 avocado, peeled and cut into balls, (or cubes) 2-3 cups of apples, pared, cored and diced to measure 2 cups 1 cup Tokay grapes, halved and seeded % cup (No. 211 can) pineapple tidbits, drained Salad Greens Thoroughly dissolve gelatin in hot water, add salt and cool. Add gingerale; chill until partially set (approximately 30 minutes). Arrange -apple wedges, apricot halves (rounded side out) and half of the avocado balls in bottom of slightly- greased 2% quart mold. Pour about 1 cup of gelatin mixture over fruit. Chill quickly until set. Chill remaining gelatin until almost set, then fold in chopped apple, grapes, pineapple avocado balls, and spoon over layer in the mold. Chijl until firm; unmold on large round platter surrounded by salad greens. Garnish with cream cheese balls rolled in chopped, candied ginger, or clusters of grapes if you wish. Makes 12 to 15 servings. APPLE MOSAIC MOLD First Layer: 1 3-oz. pkg. lime- flavor gelatin % cup boiling water 1 7-oz. bottle gingerale 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 apple, cored and thinly-sliced Dissolve gelatin in hot water, then cool. When cool, slowly add gingerale; chill until thickened. Gradually blend gelatin into cream cheese, mix until well- blended. Arrange wreath of unpeeled apple slices in bottom of a 6-cup mold and pour % cup of the cheese-gelatin mixture over apple slices. Chill until nearly set, then pour remaining gelatin over this. Chill until firm. Second Layer: 1 3-oz. pkg. lime. flavored gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 7-oz. bottle gingerale % cup diced canned pears, drained l j /fc cups apples, unpared and diced y t cup chopped walnuts lettuce or other salad greens 1 apple lemon'd water Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool, when cool, add gingerale and chill until slightly thickened. Fold in pears, diced apple and chopped nuts. Pour this mixture over first layer; chill until set. Unmold on bed of lettuce. Core and slice remaining apples; dip slices in Jemon'd water and arrange a ring of overlapping apple slices around edge of mold. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Avenues of fashion Fashion scene of double knits By 0. E. SCHOEFFLER Fasfctou Adviser to Esqntre Magazine Almost without qaestiofl, I'd say that the fashion boom In double knits is one of the most outstanding phenomena of our time! Whereas a lot of new ideas that have come to the fore in recent years have taken a little time to catch on, double knits appear to have a ready-made market of men just waiting for them to arrive 6n the fashion scene, whether they knew it or not! Dear Mr. Schoeffler: Are the new double knit slacks actually wrinkle-proof? That Is, will they need pressing, like permanent-press slacks? — ft. R. E., Indianapolis. Dear G. R. E.: Let's say, rather, that double knit slacks are, "wrinkle - resistant." They certainly keep their shape beautifully, and will bounce back after long hours of wear (as on a cross- country jet plane, for instance), but they will, every now and again, need pressing. Dear Mr. Schoeffler: Do some double knits preserve their shape longer, and better, than other fabrics? If so, which ones? — N.N.S., Norfolk. Dear N.N.S.: You're trying to get me into a ratings game, which more properly can be applied to television shows! One of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Christopher Marlowe, remarked that "comparisons are odious," with which I heartily concur. There is a place for every kind of fabric, depending on its primary purpose, in the fashion world. Dear Mr. Schoeffler: Has anyone made a stretch denim fabric for slacks? It occurs to me that it might be very practical and comfortable.— E.G., Omaha. Dear E. G.: Indeed they have, and indeed they're very comfortable and practical. An even newer idea you might be on the lookout for, during the coming seasons, is casual slacks made of double knit denims, a dead ringer for the kind it used to take months (and even years) to "break in." Some people appear to think that fashion is basically frivolous. Maybe so. But all over the country, policemen are agitating for and getting new uniforms with more built- in style and comfort than the 1920s kind they've been wearing, and I read recently that .plainclothes policemen in Houston have had their clothing allowance raised by more than half, so they'll look more like the average man on the street, and less like cops. For my money, that makes fashion a force! Dear Mr. Schoeffler: What's the proper length of today's raincoat? — H. T. P., Lexington. Dear H. T. P.: That's a matter entirely up to you and your personal preference. Raincoats are available in every length from above the knee (for those who don't mind getting grousers wet) to A lovelier you mid-calf (with more protection and an extremely smart took right now) to full, ot ankle-length (which Is the coming trend throughout Europe, and gives you the ultimate In cover-up). Vou pay your money and you take your choice. Deaf Mr. Schoeffler: What is a body shirt?-K. D., Omaha. Deaf K. D.: it's a shirt that's cut very close to the body, more than tapered, like a second skin. If you've got the physique for such a shirt, it will be most effective in a clingy, jersey-type fabric. Dear Mr. Schoeffler: For heaven's sake, what are "plantation crepe" soles on shoes? - C.S.H., Miami. Dear C.S.H.: They're crepe soles made out of the gum rubber that comes from rubber plantations, usually from South America. When the rubber plantations in' the Far East ceased to produce because of World War It and subsequent conflicts, various synthetic crepe soles were substituted; but now we're getting back to the real thing once more. Mirror of your mind By JOHN CONWELL Can an ambitions man be a good husband? Answer: Yes; in. fact, a man who is deeply in love may be ambitious in order to provide a better life for his wife and any children they might have. Of course, this is a clear - cut case of love being the primary motive for ambition. Sometimes there can be trouble, though, when a husband wonders if he is ambitious because he loves his wife, or if he is using his need to better himself, as a substitute for a love he indeed lacks. Is a born liar a malicious liar? Answer: First, we must realize that there is no such thing as a born liar. Those who take to enlarging upon the truth from their earliest days have picked that trait up from their environment, from their parents or from a quickly-acquired habit of using the lie to avoid reality. As for a "born" liar being a malicious liar — you will rarely find anyone like this lying to hurt anyone or to gain anything dishonestly. Should a child be rewarded with gifts? Answer: No. Now, that doesn't mean that a child should never receive a present he would enjoy for being good or for turning in an exceptional performance at school or in his home. A youngster should be shown that his efforts are appreciated whether he succeeds or fails; but he must understand that his attempt to do whatever he feels is right is the important thing — and any gift he receives is just so much gravy. (O 1970, King Features Syndicate, Inc.) Plan August wedding Mr. and Mrs. William C. Sheets of 807 Valley Drive in East Alton are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Rita Sue, to Kenneth F. Meyer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Meyer of 646 Payne St. in Wood River. Miss Sheets is a 1969 graduate of East Alton-Wood River Community High .School. She is presently enrolled in the nursing program at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur and is employed part-time by Alton Memorial Hospital. Mr. Meyer is a 1967 graduate of the same school and is presently a junior at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, majoring in history. He has served in the .U.S. Naval reserves and is presently empolyed at Alton Memorial Hospital. An August wedding is being planned. MISS SHEETS Girls will always be girls By MARY SUE MILLER A mother asks: "How can I keep my daughter, just turned 13, from delving into my skin creams and eye makeup? I feel sure .that my creams can't be doing a thing for her. As for my eye makeup — well — if she could only see herself as her father sees her. Your advice, p'lease." ' ' The answer: Girls will be girls and dabble in the cosmetic jars. But using mother's skin-care products is overdoing it to say the least, like shooting a flea with an elephant gun. When a girl in her early teens has good skin, she needs a mild complexion soap and a protective cream or lotion, The latter should be a simple formula, possibly with a bit of lanolin and antispetic, And, please note, lots of beautiful fashion models use such formualtions. s o there's nothing "belittling" about them. The application schedule reads: threes-day soap clean sings; a film of protective cream or lotion at bedtime, and also in the morning when the weather is harsh. So far, so good. But what if the skin shows signs of disturbance — oil and blemish? A doctor's advice is then necessary and a switch to corrective cosmetics. Many h.ouses supply control products in kits. This brings us to eye makeup, aged 13. A tube of clear lash gloss or petroleum jelly and a long-handled lash brush ere more than those bright eyes need. But use should please the user. It will for certain groom the lashes for any makeup several years hence. RELIEF FOR QILY An oily skin can be improved, Just send for my leaflet, Relief For Oily Skin. Advice covers corrective treatments ana makeup; such special problems as pimples, Wat-kneads and enlarged pores. For your copy, write to Mary Sue Mliltr ID care Of toe AJtou Evening Telegrapa, enclosing a self, addressed, stomped envelop* and is cents in coin.
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