Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 30, 1970 · Page 6
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M Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1970 Stop killing yourself Cases of trichinosis Dfi Peter J. Steincrohn DEAR Oft. STEINCROHN: My husband is a traveling salesman. 1 can oversee his meals when he is home, but of course cannot determine what is best for him to eat when he goes to Various restaurants. About two weeks ago he came home ill complaining of diarrhea and fever and aching in all his muscles. At first we thought he had the flu. But, as he didn't improve at alii, our doctor asked him about what he had been eating. He remembered that some time before this his stomach had become upset after eating pork that "didn't taste right." Perhaps you've guessed it by now. Doctors made a diagnosis of trichinosis. I love pork, too. My reason for writing is 'to warn your housewife readers to be sure to cook it thoroughly. As for eating it in restaurants, have your husbands make sure • they order It in a reputable place. — Mrs. B. COMMENT: I wonder how rtany cases of trichinosis I have overlooked and treated as flu. I'm sure that it is often misdiagnosed. Although infection is due to swallowing larvae of trichinella spiralis which hatch, and the tiny worms make their way to muscles and become encysted, it is understandable why we do not become suspicious at first. Aches, pains, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever often fit into the common picture of the patient laid up with the flu. Nevertheless, we should always think of other possibilities when the condition "hangs on" longer than we expect. : I recall one patient where I made an eary diagnosis of trichinosis simply because he developed sudden, unusdal puffiness and swelling about the eyes. Examination of his blood showed what we call "eosinophilia" (an increase in certain special blood cells). And the diagnosis was confirmed when a biopsy of a A lovelier you pnnched-out bit of arm muscle revealed the guilty larvae of trichina. 1 presume that by the time you read this, Mrs. B., your husband will be improving. Effective treatment is brought about by giving patients corticosteroids and other drugs. But I want to reemphasize what you said, Mrs. B. Be sure that pork is fresh and well-cooked. Not all cases of trichinosis are mild. There have been reports of rare invasion into the heart muscle itself, with elec- trocardiographic changes resulting, although I have never seen such cases person ally. ' Whether it's trichinosis or something else, it's well to remember that carelessness with food preparation can cause trouble. MED1CALETTES For Mrs. K.: Your children need vitamin C every day because it is not stored in the body as long as other vitamins. If your youngster can't take orange juice, try tomato juice. If there's any question that he is not getting sufficient amounts of vitamin C in the diet your doctor will suggest it in pill form. For Mrs. D.: I don't see why an occasional hot-dog serving can't be tolerated by an 18-months-old youngster. But don't make a habit of it. This spicy concoction sometimes decreases the child's appetite for regular offerings of meat and chicken. There's time enough for hot dogs later on at picnics and parties, and as co-goodies with a bag of peanuts at a baseball game. For Mr. J.: A transurethral resection is an operation performed via the urethra, such as a transurethral prostatectomy in which a portion of the prostate gland is removed through the penis. Much can be done to relieve a sinus condition but self- treatment can be harmful says Dr. Steincrohn In his latest booklet, "Your Sinus Problem." For a copy write him in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph, enclosing 35 cents in coin to cover handling and a stamped, self- addressed envelope. Teen talk, table type Ring in New Year's with eggnog and dip By ALICE DENIIOFF It's eggnog time all right, for this traditional potable is part of the holiday fellowship for drop-in guests as well as for large gatherings. It's a wise move to prepare foods ahead of time. On tap, then, are some suggestions along this Une. We'll begin with an excellent eggnog, made in small quantities. GOOD TIMES EGGNOG 4 eggs 1 quart cold milk % cup sugar 14 teaspoon salt % teaspoon rum flavoring Nutmeg Beat eggs until very frothy. Continuing to beat, add next 4 ingredients. Beat until well blended. Serve cold, sprinkled with nutmeg. If desired, substitute rum, brandy or other liquor for rum flavoring. Serves 4-6. HOLIDAY EGG DIP 8 hard-cooked eggs, riced or sieved 1% cups sour cream 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion % cup chopped parlsey 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt % teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 drops .Tabasco Combine all ingredients; beat until smooth. Serve with assorted crackers, potato chips, etc. If after refrigerating, dip is too firm, add a few drops of hot water and beat until of desired consistency. Makes 3 cups. Now for the made-ahead-of- time cheese or ham swirls, starting with the sponge roll. CHEESE OR HAM SWIRLS 6 egg yolks 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons water 6 Egg whites % teaspoon salt By MARY SUE MILLER A girl just does not seem ready for the social scene when her table manners are careless or clumsy. You might think that good table manners are "straight." But you'd be wrong. In terms of today, good manners are flower children stuff — never offend, always be kind. The first principle of acceptable table manners — all manners, in fact — is consideration for others, their feelings and enjoyment. Out of respect for your table companions of any age including your own, you therefore would never take a gluttonous or disdainful approach to eating. You would neither slurp a cola drink at a fountain nor pick at your hostess's dinner. Acceptable behavior is unobtrusive. Great behavior is also graceful. In practice those ideas work out like so: Do unfuld a napkin in your lap; never shake it open although it's paper. Don't lounge. Sit erect. — easy, not stiff — with your elbows close into your sides. Po handle food deftly. Cut one piece of meat at a time; break-off a piece of bread before buttering. Don't take more than one bite from the sanje forkful or one sip from a spoonful. Do avoid sound effects and With a mouthful Don't % cup flour To prepare sponge roll, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in lemon juice and water. Beat egg whites with salt until stiff, but not dry. Fold yolks and flour gently into whites. • Spread in a ISxlOxl-incy jellyroll pan that has been greased with melted butter, lined with waxed paper, greased again and floured. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes or until sponge roll springs back when lightly touched with finger tip. Turn out on clean towel. Roll from long side, jellyroll fashion; cool. Prepare desired fillings. Unroll sponge roll; brush with melted butter. Spread with filling and reroll. Wrap in foil, sealing tightly. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 days or freeze for several weeks if desired. To serve, place foil package in 350 degrees F. oven until heated through, about 20 minutes for refrigerated rolls, 35 to 40 minutes for frozen. Cut rolls in %-inch slices; serve hot. Makes 24 rolls. Now for the fillings, the first, CHEESE FILLING 1% cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese % cup chopped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1 teaspoon paprika Combine all ingredients, blending thoroughly. HAM FILLING 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing Combine all ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Birth announcements drink before, swallowing food in the mouth. Do place used silver on the plate, not on the table. Don't forget that manners grow on you. You can't put them on and take them off. You're stuck with them, like your looks — your turnout, good or bad. How will you have it? YOUR GAIN Are you too, too thin? And you never can gain an ounce? Send for my leaflet, Your Gain. It shows you how to gain a pound a week by eating the right foods, working with spot increasing routines and having fun. Plus tips on your most flattering fashion styles. For your copy, write to Mary Sue Miller, in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph, enclosing a long, self - addressed, stamped envelope and 15 cents in coin. Cooking cues A QUICKIE FOR GIFT SHOPPERS For supper after late shopping, spoon hot canned chicken a la king onto toasted, split English muffins and sprinkle with toasted slivered almonds. PEACHY PLATTER ACCOMPANIMENT Pour brandy into hot canned peach halves and sprinkle with chopped almonds. Serve with your holiday roast or turkey. Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Bowles, 2320 Tibbitt St., Alton, a daughter, Louise Winter, 5 pounds and 1 ounce, 9:58 a.m. Sunday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Lynn Winter, 9%; Ralph Gent, 6; an Laura Winter, 4%. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dirksmeyer, 9 Woodgate, Brighton, a daughter, 8 pounds and 7 ounces, 10:41 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder daughters, Elizabeth, 4; and Theresa, 3. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie L. Cairns, 307 E. 8th St., Alton, a daughter, Jenifer Sue, 7 pounds and 6 ounces, 1:38 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Randall Shannon, 326 Ridgeway Drive, Bethalto, first child, a daughter, Angelique Danielle, 7 pounds and 7. ounces, 10:14 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Shannon is the former Cynthia Biros, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph G. Biros of Bethalto. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eldin Shannon of Madison, 111. Mr, and Mrs. David Novack of West Alton, Mo., first child, a son, 7 pounds and 10 ounces, 6:36 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph 's Hospital. Mrs. Novack is the former Linda Sue Howard, doughter of W. E. Howard of West Alton. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Lucille Essen of West Alton. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L, Weaver, 902 Circle Drive, Bethalto, a son, Michael Todd, 8 pounds and 6 ounces, 2:56 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder, son, Holiday engagements Thomas David, 3. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blotevogel, 801 Belleview, Bethalto, a son, David Fred, 7 pounds and 7 ounces, 12:22 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder son, Robert, 7. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kershaw, 918 Fountain St., Alton, a daughter, Linda Kay, 7 pounds and 12 ounces, 3:59 a.m. today, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder daughter, Cathleen Sue, 2. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Huntsman Sr., 18 E. Elm St., Alton, tw}n daughters, the first, 6 pounds and 1 ounce, 9:07 p.m.; and the second, 6 pounds and 5 ounces, 9:09 p.m. Tuesday, . Alton Memorial Hospital. Six elder children. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Herrln, 635 Wood River Ave., Cottage Hills, first child, Bettle Mae, 4 pounds and 12 ounces, 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Herrin is the former Joy Irene Uphold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Uphold of Cottage Hills. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alva Herrin of Wood River. Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of Jerseyville, a son, 6 pounds and 11% ounces, 1:45 a.m. today, Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. ENJOY YOUR ALMOND NIBBUNP The high fat content of almonds (51 per cgBt)'*nafces them quickly satisfying, depressing the appetite. EAST-WARD Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Ward of 650 Acton, Wood River, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Barbara, to Gary A. East, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon A. East of 614 Mildred, Wood River. Miss Ward is employed by Piasa First Federal Savings and Loan and Mr. East -is an employe at Roberts Ford. A Feb. 14 wedding Is being planned. STASSI -HAWK .Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Hawk of 1410 Thifd St., Cottage Hills, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jackie Irene, to Michael John Stassi. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony D. Stassi of 347 E. Haller, Rosewood Heights. Miss Hawk, a 1969 graduate of Civic Memorial High School, is a sophomore at Southern Illinois University majoring in elementary education. Mr. Stassi, 1968 graduate of Roxana High School, is employed by Tri-City Grocery In Wood River. A July 24 wedding is being planned. SEBOLD-LEACH Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Leach of 10016 Lakemoor Drive, Dellwood, St. Louis, are announcing the engagment of their daughter, Dora Ami, to Richard Bernard Sebold. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Sebold of 3616 Western Ave. Miss Leach is a graduate of Riverview Gardens High School and is presently a junior at Southeast Missouri State where she is majoring in home economics. Mr. Sebold, a graduate of Marquette High School, is now attending Southern Illinois University. He is also employed by Owens Illinos Glass. BRYAN-RHODES Mr. and Mrs. Rolland V. Rhodes of 339 Central Avenue, Wood River, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda Lee, to Donald C. Bryan. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Bryan of North Syracuse, N.Y. Miss Rhodes, a 1970 graduate of Roxana High School, is presently employed as a dental assistant in the Roberson Clinic, Wood River. Mr. Bryan recently graduated from the College of Emporla, Emporla, Kan., with a BA in Bio-chemistry. He is now employed as a research assistant at St. Louis Jewish Hospital. An early spring wedding is being planned. MURBARGER-MOORE Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Moore, 332 Twelfth St., Wood River, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Diane, to Donald Murbarger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Holla Murbarger, of 245 Twelfth St., Wood River. The bride - elect is a 1970 graduate of Roxana High School and is a secretarial student at Southern Illinois Unviersity, Edwardsville. She is employed as a clerk in Zikes Pharmacy, Rosewood Heights. Her fiance is a 1969 graduate of the same school and is a business major at S.I.U. He is employed at the Kroger store at the Sav-Mart Shopping Center, Wood River. FARRELL-TITE The engagement of Miss Rose Marie Tite, to Chris G. Farrell is being announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Tite of 752 Rice St. in Wood River. The bride-elect is a 1970 graduate of East Alton-Wood River High School and is employed by the Missouri Inspection Bureau in St. Louis. Her fiance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Farrell of East Alton, was graduated from the same school. He was graduated this year from McKendree College in Lebanon and is employed in the physical education department of the East St. Louis school system. A late summer wedding is being planned. MAXEINER.SCHWART2BEK Mrs. Helen Schwartzbeck of 710 Douglas Place, has an. nounced the engagement of her youngest daughter, Patricia Jean, to Dennis Eugene Maxeiner. She is also the daughter of the late Gene Schwartzbeck. 1 Miss Schwartzbeck was graduated in 1869 from Alton MISS WARD MISS HAWK MISS RHODES MISS MOOfcE MISS LEACH MISS TITE MISS SCHWARTZBECK MISS SEAGO MISS SCIIREIER High School. A graduate of Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique, she is employed by Alton Memorial Hospital. Her fiance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Maxeiner of Rte. 1, Brighton, is a 1968 graduate of the same school and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana. He is employed as a laboratory technician by Normandy Osteopathic Hospital in Normandy, Mo. The couple is planning a Fall wedding. SEAGO-PEAL Mr. and Mrs. William C. Seago of Rte. 1, Alton, have announced the engagement of their youngest daughter, Mary Ann, to Ira T. Peal. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Peal Sr. of 707 Highland Ave. Miss Seago, a 1970 graduate of Alton High School, is attending Southern Illinois Unviersity in Edwardsville and is • a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Mr. Peal is also attending SIUE majoring in business administration. He is employed by Owens Illinois. MURRAY-EDLER The engagement of Miss Jacqueline Edler, to Benton James Murray is being announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Edler of West Alton, Mo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs, Benton J. Murray of Orchard Farm, Mo. Both are 1969 graduates of Orchard Farm High School. Thje bride-elect is employed by Curlee Clothing in St. Louis. Her fiance is a student of agriculture engineering at the Unviersity of Missouri, A June 5 wedding is being planned. MANAHAN-WALK Mrs. Darlene Walker of Brighton and Mr. Donald Walk of Pleasant Hill are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Pam, to PFC Russell E. Manahan, son of Mrs. Charles Manahan of Brighton. Mr. Manahan is serving in the Army and is stationed in Munich, Germany. CLARK-SCJIREIER Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Schreier of R.R. 1 in Bunker Hill are announcing the engagement of their daughter,Darlene Louise, to Ray Lynn Clark. He is the son of Mrs. Herbert McReyaoWs of 604 MISS WALK Washington in Bunker Hill. Miss Schreier is a 1970 graduate of Bunker Hill High School and is presently employed by Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Mr. Clark is also a 1970 •graduate of the same school and is presently employed by Owens • Illinois Glass Company. Grower's art MISS EDLER CHAPMAN-HAMMON Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Hammon of Rte. 1, Alton, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Sally Marie, to Garry Lee Chapman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L, Chapman of 3814 Western Ave. The bride-elect is a senior MISS HAMMON student at Alton. High School. Mr. Chapman v was graduated in 1969 from the same school and is now attending Computer Business and Skill Institute in St. Louis. He is employed by Central Hardware. A November wedding is being planned. A message from Fred Clausen By FRED CLAUSEN Telegraph Garden Columnist Well, Christmas is over, and I for one am glad of it. Somehow ,it seems the hustle and bustle before takes some of the energy out of us old folks. Most grandmas sure get a work-out this time of year, so now they can sit back and take a well earned rest. I never knew any of my grandparents, but it is nice to be a grandpa. Now us old timers can sit back and reminisce about all the Christmases ' we have known, mostly good ones and perhaps some not so good. Some cold and rainy and some, long ago, with horse drawn sleighs tingling with bells. That was of course before automobiles, or rather horseless carriages. Something today's children cannot imagine. We sure were blessed this year with good weather over the holidays. It was a blessing for those stores that had to make deliveries. I remember one year, we had to wrap the poinsettias in heavy brown paper lined with ten layers of newspaper. And we had about a foot of snow too. By the time you read this it will be New Year's, so let us all wish for a solution to all the problems we face today. May we someday learn to live together in harmony on this good earth. I hope you have thought of the birds with at le'ast some crumbs from the table, and don't begrudge the Sparrows their share. They eat a lot of weed seeds and insects which otherwise would plague you in the coming summer. We get a lot of enjoyment out of watching the birds at our feeder. The new seed catalogues will soon be here, so we can begin to plan what we will grow next year. And what better pasttime can one have on a nasty winter day. I am gratefu} for the new friends I made this year through this column; and many thanks for the 'stop in and see us sometime* notes. I cannot make them all, but I do manage some. By the way, I have a steak-dinner with Arkansas Strawberries coming from a transplanted Altonian,; if, I will go to Arkansas to get it. Even have a days fishing ' thrown in. Would be fun to go and collect it. Happy New Year to all. R. E. P. sent a sample leaf wanting to know the identification. Leaf is from a Bird of Paradise plant 'Strelitzia Regina'. Yes, healthy leaves have a bluish color. A per- .fectly formed leaf is worth almost much as a flower, they are that rare. The plant is rather dull, looking, but the' flower is exquisite. Takes from 5 to 10.years to bloom from seed. Mirror of your mind By JOHN CONWELL 72-30 Does military service speed up maturing? Answer: Some men who would have 'matured in due time may find the process hastened by military service; others who would have had difficulty standing on their own two feet if they had never entered the service will come out hardly more mature than when they went in. In fact, they may have delayed their maturity even more by letting military control take over ,from parental reins in running their lives. Can complete understanding save a marriage? Answer: If it is to be a substitute for love; it is doubtful that complete understanding could ' save a tottering marriage. Perhaps if a wife did understand her husband fully -she may not want to patch things up- And the husband who is pleading with his wife for understanding may not really understand what he is asking for. He doesn't realize that he wants his wife to condone his actions — rather than , understand them. Is a big spender a happy person? Answer: Rarely. Sure he has the money and enjoys the reaction he gets from those he impresses by throwing his money around. Yet the big spender may not be as carefree as his free hand with money indicates he is. He might be afraid that he •couldn't win respect from anyone unless he was generous with money, and he may believe he has to keep shoveling it out to maintain a reputation he doesn't 1970, {gag FeftWie* Syw»iS9W, Inc.)

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