A-8 Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Dec. 31, 1970 Ann Landers says.. DEAR AttN: According to a wire service story, the U.S. sex capital is not Monterey, California, as one of your readers suggested — it is Lincoln, Nebraska. Yes — sleepy Ol'Lincoln, heartland of Middle America where the corn is as high as an elephant's eye. Looks as if they've got oats there, too — wild ones, according to the London Daily Telegraph which sent five reporters to get a sampling of what life is like in a "conservative, Midwestern city." The reporters found a significant amount of wife-swapping, adultery and various types of hanky-panky, especially among the well-to-do Protestants. The Mayor of Lincoln and the President of the Council of Churches invited the reporters back for a better look. They felt the reporters had made unfair, sweeping generalizations based on a few sor- Married 50 years MR. AND MRS. ERNEST TERPENING Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ter- pehing of 201 Road in Jerseyville will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 1. ;Mr. and Mrs. Terpening were married on Jan. 1, 1921 at Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton. Rev. E. McKinney performed the ceremony. Mr. Terpening, retired from Laclede Steel, and the former Myrtle Goodpasture have four daughters and 7 grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. James (June) McLaughlin and Mrs. Wayne (Hope) Graham, both of Alton; Mrs.. Lee (Betty) Logan of Wichita, Kan.; and Mrs. Brad (Joann) Bradford of Clearwater, Fla. No formal celebration is planned. Observe 40th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Stromske of 3213 Charlotte Court, Alton, will be honored Sunday, Jan. 3, in observance of their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge in Alton. Mr. Stromske is employed by Alton Plumbing and Heating. He and the former Gertrude Miller were married on Jan. 1,1931, in Alton. They have four sons, James S., Thomas M. Edward D., and David L., all of Alton. There are 10 grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts. No invitations are being mailed. Cooking is fun By CECILY BROWNSTONE AP Food Editor TEEN-AGE SUPPER PARTY Frankfurters on Cornbread Squares Topped with Chile con Carne Salad Bowl Relishes Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce CHOCOLATE SAUCE This sauce doesn't have to be made at the last minute. 4 squares (each 1 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate % cup water % cup light corn syrup % cup sugar % teaspoon salt. 1 tablespoon butter or Polly*s pointers margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla ' In a 1-quart saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate in water stirring until mixture is thick and smooth. Gradually stir in corn syrup, sugar, . salt and butter. Stirring constantly, bring to aboil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla; cool. Makes 2 cups. Sauce may be made ahead and stored in a tightly covered" jar in the refrigerator—it will be a good consistency for using on ice cream even when it is cold; stir before serving.. ry examples. Your; column undoubtedly appears in Lincoln. What is the mail like from "Sin City, Nebraska"? Cut us in on it, will you? — JUST NOSEY DEAR JUST: The mail from Lincoln is just like the mail from Miami, or Traverse City, Michigan; Las Vegas, Wheeling, i W. Va.; Fort Worth, Mitchell, S.D. and Shreveport, La. People are very much the same all over. If those .five reporters went to any U.S. city, large or small, they would find the same problems that exist in London or Manchester or Leeds. * * * DEAR ANN: My husband and I have been happily married for five years. At this very moment his parents are not speaking to me and he has called me "selfish and cold-hearted". The problem: We live in a university town. Several weeks ago my husband's aunt asked if her daughter could live with us while attending the university. Annette is a lovely girl and willing to pay for room and board. But I don't want her living here. My husband and I both work and we see too little of each other as it is. I value our privacy. Our time together is very precious. We have a small place with only one bathroom. If Annette were living with us, I'd have to serve meals on schedule. It would be like having a house guest on a permanent basis. My husband doesn't understand this but he agreed to allow me to make the final decision. I feel his aunt was extremely insensitive to have put us in this awkward position. She should have waited for us to offer instead of asking us outright. If money were a problem I would have said O.K. and put up with the inconvenience, but the girl can well afford a dorm. The whole family is mad at me. They think I am terrible. Am I? — TROUBLE IN LANSING DEAR T IN L: I don't think you are terrible, I think THEY are terrible for attempting to punish you for saying no. Your decision was based on valid reasons and you should not feel guilty, nor should you attempt to defend yourself. * * * DEAR ANN: You are probably fed up with letters from parents and teen-agers who want to know what you think of long (I mean LONG) hair on boys. I hope you will answer just one more. Please tell me if long hair on boys can give a person a headache. Thank you. - HIGH I.Q. DEAR HIGH: Ordinarily not, but in some cases, yes — to the boy's father. * * * Unsure of yourself on dates? What's right? What's wrong? Should you? Shouldn't you? Send for Ann Landers' booklet "Dating Do's and Don'ts," enclosing with your request 35c in coin and a long, self- addressed, stamped envelope in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph. Dismantling the Christmas tree DEAR POLLY — When dismantling our Christmas tree after the holidays I have found it a great help to make a list of the supplies needed the following year, such as new tinsel, light bulbs, ornament hooks, snow, etc. Tape the. note on the outside of the tree box if you have an artificial one or on the box that the ornaments are stored in. A glance at this box the following year will •ave the disappointment of unpacking when ready to decorate only to find that a time-consuming trip must be made to town or the shopping center before proceeding with the job. -- MRS, C. M. DEAR POLLY - When taking an artificial Christmas tree apart for storing I start disassembling at the top. Put paper or plastic sheets between each layer of branches. When putting the tree up the following year start at the bottom and these branches will be the top layer in the box. — ORANDA Plan May wedding Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Kasten of 5518 Humbert Rd., is the the Alton, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Marie, to Charles W. Newby Jr. The bride - elect is a 1967 graduate of Marquette High school and a 1970 graduate of St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, 111. she presently employed in Intensive Care Unit of hospital. Her fiance, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Newby of 5118 Jerome Drive, Godfrey, is a 1965 graduate of Alton High School. He has recently been discharged from the Air Force after serving in Hawaii, and is now attending Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. A May 1st wedding is being planned. TODAYS PROBLEM DEAR POLLY - I want two expensive shift dresses, one is straight and zips up the back and the other is double-breasted. I would appreciate getting some suggestions as to how these dresses could be lengthened other than letting out the hems. That would not make them long enough. Also I have a collection of small rocks brought home from different states and would like to know of some ways to display them to the best advantage. — Mrs. C.L.N. DEAR POLLY - I want to tell Mrs. D.N. about an inexpensive and unique way to display pictures and campaign buttons. I found that a burlap-covered board is ideal. The board thickness and size would be determined by the number of items to be displayed. First, wash and iron the burlap so it can be washed on the board at a later date. Lay the board on a larger piece of burlap, pull burlap around it tightly and nail to the board on the back using carpet tacks or something similar, Burlap also makes a nice beckground for a rustic-type picture when the fratpe is larger than the picture,—MRS. R.D.M. You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite boriieniaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Write Polly Cramer in care of toe Alton Evening Telegraph. Stop kitting yourself Signed, sealed and delivered Alton t>ostmaster, Harold Klinke and Miss Jane Curu-an, postal clerk, accept more than 2,000 Invitations for mailing for the first American Cancer Society Mardi Gras costume Ball to be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Mineral Springs Hotel from Harold Ruyle, American Cancer Society board chairman and Mrs. William Reydon, reservations chairman of the event. Women who made news in 1970 Encouraged by women's lib, fed up with the status quo, or just asserting their inclination do do something meaningful, several women made big news in 1970. Lady Bird Johnson, the strong woman behind a strong man, surprised, the political world by publishing a "White House Diary" which began with fie assasination of President John F. Kennedy and ended with her husband's five years as president. In what she called "a sampler" of the 300,000-word-long diary, Mrs. Johnson provided fascinating insight into LBJ's presidency. She wrote that she was in favor of her husband's decision not to run for a second term, and that "it would have been better if Lyndon had appointed more of his own men "instead of keeping so many of President Kennedy's. As for her life now, Mrs. Johnson said, "politics is a heck of a long way from our whole life." Also on the political front a n outspoken newcomer grabbed her share of the headlines and made more than a few men sit up and take notice. Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John N. Mitchell, first bobbed into' the nation's consciousness after the first Vietnam Moratorium demonstration, and has since seldom been out of the news. She is allergic to protest marchers, liberal senators, marijuana, and newsmen. After the Vietnam Moratorium she complained in a TV interview about "the very liberal Communists." Later there were reports that she had used the White House switchboard to telephone the wives of senators on behalf of the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynesworth Jr. Finally, her husband hired her a press secretary after her reported request that an Arkansas newspaper ''crucify" Democratic Senator Sen. J. W. Fulbright for voting against another Nixon nominee to the high court, G. Harold Carswell. Still on the political front a not-so anonymous woman, Leonore, Romney, made an unsuccessful bid for the Senate. • While she lost to Democrat Philip Hart, Mrs. Romney's campaign performance was likened to that of an authentic stand-up evangelist who literally casts a spell over his listeners. T h e ; wife of former Michigan Gov. George Romney told the young that the glory is in the struggle as well as in the achievement, aiid that self-discipline is of utmost importance. The pretty, chic woman who follows the Mormon dictates against smoking and alcohol, began, her-campaign by attacking her opponent as "one of the staunches! advocates of big federal government." On the advice of fellow Re- publicaris, however, she switched tactics, and concen- MR. AND MBS. JOHN BELLM Anniversary celebrants Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bellm of Carlinville will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 3. The couple' will receive friends and relatives from 2 until 4 p.m. at an open house at St. Mary's Hall in Carlinville. They were married on Jan. 4, 1921 at St. Mary's Church in Carlinville by the late Rev. Andrew McDonnell. Mr. Bellm is a partner of Bellm Construction and Development company. They are the parents of eight children: Mrs. Edward Griesbaum, Mrs. James Rives, Mrs. Joseph Cioni, all of Carlinville; Albert of South Daytona, Fla., John J. Earl and Eugene, all of Carlinville and Mrs. L. D. Dworzynski of Streamwood. There are 39 grandchildren. Bethalto couple to observe silver wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. Ward of 336 Bartmer St., Bethalto, will celebrate their 25th anniversary on Jan. 3 from 2 until 4 p.m., at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David Ward, 115 Dee Street, Moro. Mr. Ward and the former Fay Behrer were married Jan. 5, 1946 by the Rev. Metcale in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Bremerton, Wash. He is employed by Southern Illinois University as a carpenter and she as a ward secretary at Alton State Hospital. There are three children: Mrs. Gerald (Stella) Grzsik of Detroit, Mich., David of Moro, and Chester of Bethalto. There are four grandchildren. No formal invitations are being issued and no gifts are requested. trated on wanting to become a senator to help the Nixon Administration. She said she favored military cutbacks but maintained that "we must keep our defenses strong enough so that they can be a deterrent." In politics on another front three foreign women performed vital business while their countries were at war. In the Middle East Israeli premier Golda Meir led her country through the gravest crisis in three years, in Paris Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh continued as head of the National Liberation Front's delegation to the so-far futile Paris Peace Talks, and in Ireland Bernadette Devlin continued to champion the rights of the Eoman Catholic minority. As the Arab-Israeli conflict exploded into war again Mrs., Meir came to Washington to seek the help of the American government. The 72-year-old grandmother, who became premier in 1968 upon the death of Levi Eshkol and then succeeded to the post in' her own right, was greeted here with full military honors including a 19-gun salute. Any promises of military aid, however, were cloaked in secrecy. Negotiations of a different kind continued in Paris this year, but from all reports they continued to dead end. Mrs. Binh, a 42-year-old Vietnamese who wears plain, pastel-colored flowing robes remained as inscrutable as ever. What little is known of this woman is that from an early age she resented French and then later American involvement in her country. From 1951-54 she was imprisoned for anti-French activities, and during the 1960s she was a roving delegate for the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Vietcong. In 1963 she attended international conferences in Peking, Moscow and Cairo, and in 1966 she received a standing ovation at the twenty-third Congress of the Soviet Communist Party in Moscow. A still younger politician, 23-year-old Bernadette Devlin, continued to champion her people's cause in Northern Ireland. Miss Devlin, the youngest member of the British Parliament, was jailed and served two-thirds of a six month sentence for riotous behavior and incitement to riot. She had been convicted for her direct involvement in violent protests in Londonderry in August 1969. The young lady, who has been dubbed the firebrand of the barricades, was re-elected this year from her district and upon release from jail took her seat again> in Parliament. She urged the Roman Catholic minority to stop fighting their Protestant neighbors in British-ruled Northern Ireland, and to seek equal treatment by peaceful means. Five firebrands of a dif» ferent sort made big news in the United States and the Middle East: Angela Davis, Bernardine Dohrn, Susan Saxe, Katherine Ann Power and Lila Rallied. Cooking cues GLACE CHEESECAKE Decorate prepared cheesecake (from the easy no • bake mix) witJ? pineapple jam mixed with a little lemon juice for tartness, diced candied fruits ana whole blanche^ almonds. Importance of skin care Like many of oar other organs we take our skin for granted until something goes wrong. Skin is the largest organ in the body, about twice as heavy as either the Over or brain. Think of it as a fortress against invaders, as is the mucous membrane. It protects us from our environment. When it has not been breached by injury it wards off bacteria, chemicals and other potential molesters. Accidents may weaken your defenses. For example, & fall, step' ping on a nail, and a knife • wound are only a few of the Ways in which openings ere made that can be potential avenues for infection or other threats. Occasionally carelessness or ignorance of danger are the reasons why we become susceptible to infection. Consider the following letter: DEAR DR. STE1NCROHN: I hope you print this letter as a warning to other readers who may not realize they are in danger. A few months ago my husband pulled an innocent looking hair out of one nostril. He had tried to snip it with small scissors but couldn't get at it, so he pulled it out with a tweezer. , A few days later he got a small infection in his nose. A few weeks later he was taken to the hospital practically unconscious. Tests showed that he had a brain abscess. Surgery was performed. He had a stormy course, but recovered. My warning to your readers is this. Consider your skin as a protective armor. Don't do anything to weaken it. Who would even imagine that a brain abscess could form after pulling out a tiny hair from the nose? — MRS. t. COMMENT: I have seen only one similar case. However, there have been many patients with severe localized infections due to careless skin care. The region above the upper lip is especially vulnerable because it is not as well guarded by protective lymph glands as those found draining the lower face and neck. If you have the habit of picking at hairs or squeezing pimples in the region of the nose or upper lip, better remember Mrs. T.'s 'letter. Respect your skin, not only as the skin you love to touch, but as a first - line defense against potential enemies. If beauty is skin deep so is good health. MEDICALETTES DEAR DR. STEINCROHN: 1 have a sister who is a gambler. She plays bingo daily from Sunday to Friday Cooking cues Men often rate a buffet meal better when it includes baked beans. It's easy to make them old-fashioned fabulous with this quick trick formula for canned beans that depends on rich, old-fashioned molasses for authentic flavor. Blend together 1-3 cup molasses, % cup chili sauce, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, ^ teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon dry mustard. Turn 4 cans (1 pound each) baked beans in tomato sauce into a 3-quart casserole. Stir in molasses mixture and 2 medium onions, sliced. Bake uncovered in 375 degree F. oven 1 hour. 12 servings. By Dr* Petef /. Steiiwrohn night. On Saturday she plays cards. She is lazy and lets Mom do all the housework, washing and ironing. She won't even go out with a man if he asks her. Is there anything to do? She's almost like an alcoholic. - MRS. X. COMMENT: An obsessive compulsion to gamble is, as you know, a widespread ailment—if you want to call it that. The Sport of Kings? A better name Is the Sport of Commoners. Horse racing habitues win tell you that it was much easier to give up smoking or drinking than to stay away from the race track. And so it is with many who play bingo, or cards, or shoot crap or bet on sporting events. When it becomes an obsession, as appears to be true in yew sister's east, perhaps the only one who cm straighten her om is yow family doctor ft t psychiatrist. r«t Mrs. W.: Hormones are chemicals produced by glands, secreted in the blood stream, and affecting the function of distant cells or organs. One example in insulin, secreted by the pan* creas. which regulates sugar metabolism. Another is the thyroid gland. 1 have written many columns about what happens when there if too much or too little thyroid hormone in the blood. Sometimes changing of antipersptaants will kelp control excessive perspiration, bat nervousness nay cause the condttton says Dr. Stelncrohn in fete bookfct, "Practical Guide to Skta Problems." For a copy of toe booklet, which discusses in types of skin ailments, write him In care of the Altai Evening Telegraph endMtag 25 cents In coin and a stamped self • addressed envelope. Mirror of your mind By JOHN CONWELL Why is it so hard to accept Answer: Those of us who cannot accept blame have simply not outgrown the fears and misgivings of childhood. We needed approval then and we still need it. We are afraid that anything we are responsible for that doesn't come out right will cause us to lose esteem. We have not yet attained a measure.of self - assurance that will enable us to realize that accepting blame can enhance our image rather than detract from it. Can counseling help a long - married couple? Answer: Certainly, even though .many people might wonder what a counselor can say that can help a husband and wife who have been married for so many years. Yet, even sex counseling can be effective. Not that it would improve technique. But guidance can help a couple make the adjustments that have to be made without the husband and wife suffering the fears and doubts that come with advancing years. Are people born with an unfriendly nature? Answer: Some authorities do believe that many people are born to be unfriendly, although there are just as many experts who say evidence and scientific data indicate that personality traits are acquired after birth. As Dr. Allan Fromme says in "Our Troubled Selves" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), "In any case the whole question is academic. Because we are born with something does not mean that we cannot modify it." <© 1D70, King Features Syndicate, Inc.) Fiancee of Altonian Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. McCaughin of Hyannis, Mass., MISS McCAUGHIN announce the engagement of their daughter, Faith Veronica, to Thomas Craig Worcester, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Worcester of M Logan Road, Alton. Miss McCaughin Is presently a student at Monmouth College and viB graduate in June with a BA in English and a minor hi secondary education. Mr. Worcester attended Chaminade College Preparatory in St Louis, and in 1970 graduated from Monmouth College, where he was president of Theta Chi Fraternity. He is now attending Loyola University Dental School in Chicago. The couple is planning a June llth wedding. Miss St. Peters is bride Miss Denise E. St. Peters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. St. Peters of 2504 MBS, DOWNEY State St., became the bride of Dennis R. Downey of Godfrey Wednesday. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Downey of 7729 Humbert Road, Godfrey. Poinsettias and Christmas flowers decorated St. Ambrose Catholic Church for the nuptial Mass read by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. J. Knoedler, pastor. The couple received friends at the Lockbaven Country CJub following the ceremony. The bride's linen straight gown featured an empire waistline and detachable train with Venjse. lace appliques. Her floor length tulle veil was secured by a stand-up lace headpiece edged in seed pearls and crystals. She carried a cascade of white carnations with holly and Christ* mas greens. , Miss Judy Walter was maid of honor; and bridesmaids were Miss Mary BoJand and Miss Susan Downey, sister of the bridegroom. The attendants wore floor length red velvet gowns featuring an empire waistline which was encircled with rose and red embroidered flowers and ribbon. Their high rounded necklines were fashioned with a stand-up ruffle banded with embroidered trim and the same on the cuffs of their long puffed sleeves. They carried a cascade of pink and white carnations with holly and Christmas greens. Kevin Goss served as best man and Phil Taylor and Ronald Downey, brother of the groom, were groomsmen. Dale St, Peters, •brother of the bride, and Larry Miller served as ushers. Donald St, Peters, soloM, and Mrs. Mary Whalen,HJ«! anist, provided nuptial music. The bride is a 1969 graduate of Marquette High School and is employed to the office of Thrifty Drug. Her husband, a 1997 graduate of Alton High School, is an assistant manager for Liberty Loan. The couple will make tbsir name at 140? Spauiding.
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