A-14 Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, January 6,1971 Grotver^s art Gardening with Fred Clausen By FRED CLAUSEN Telegraph Garden Colntnnist Now that new seed catalogs frill soon be coming the temptation will be there to order seeds which require special treatment you are not familiar with. I have always been fascinated with the big variety in shapes and sixes of seeds. Years ago when I worked in Chicago, it fell to my lor several years to test grow hundreds of kinds of seeds. A hundred seeds if they could be counted and a 'dab' is very fine. Seeds of Begonias, Kalanchoe and Fern spores are dustlike, so we used to grow them the following way. You take an old soft brick, soak it in boiling water and let it soak up all the water- it will hold. Then lay bnck on paper to drain off. Then, through a flyscreen sieve you sift about a quarter inch soil on top, mix seed with a little sifter! soil and carefully sow on top of brick. Then place brick in pie-pan full of water which the brick will soak up and soil absorb. When plants can be handled, they are transplanted. Ferns look like green scum and dabs are picked up with a flattened kitchen match with a small 'V cut in the end. Each dab is later separated to individual plants. Fifty years ago, millions of Mirror of your mind By JOHN CONWELL Is It enough to work for or just the money in it? Answer: That depends. If someone enjoys seeing the fruits of his labors, he will need a job that fulfills that desire, if another person is doing his job only for the money it pays, that is all he needs from his work; and he generally won't get any more satisfaction out of his career, whether / it entails the daily drudgery of monotonous duties or if it is one of those glamorous pursuits that could send a less mercenary-minded person's spirits soaring. Can love overcome fear of marriage? Answer: No contest. If a boy or girl is in love, there won't be any fear of getting married. But if one or the other cannot help but feel fearful of marriage, then that is a good signal to question whether he or she is in love at all. Love will -channel a person's efforts toward pleasing the object of his love; he wouldn't be entertaining fears lor himself if he were concerned about the one he believes he loves. Does it help to ball out a chronic trouble-maker? Answer: It seems almost everybody gets something out of helping to smooth over the scrapes a chronic delinquent gets into, except the troublemaker. The one who helps directly may ease his conscience; the one who is hurt by the trouble may be mollified materially. Unfortunately, the troublemaker has been shielded from the reality of what he has done — something ).hal he must do eventually when there is no one to rescue him. <© 1070, King 1-enturen Syndicate, Inc.) Birth announcements Mr. and Mrs. Ken Dulchik, 835 Rice, Wood River, first child, Heather Rene, 8 pounds and 2 ounces, 2:18 p.m. T u e s d a y, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Dulchik is the former Ronda Dunham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dunham of East Alton. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Dutchik of Wood River. Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Slaughter, 204 E. 7th St., Alton, a daughter, 7 pounds and 10 ounces, 10:13 a.m. Tuesday,, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder daughter, Kristine Lynette, 1. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lewis, 2603 Randolph, Alton, a son, 10 pounds and 8 ounces, 1:24 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder A lovelier you daughter, Christina Louise, G. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Vogt o f Bethallo, a son, Christopher Rogers, 6 pounds and 13 ounces, 2:57 p.m. Tuesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Five elder children. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Holliday, 983 Riley, Alton, a son, 6 pounds and 15 ounces, 3:22 p.m. Tuesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder son, Anthony, 2'/ 2 . Mr. and Mrs. O'Daulcll, 533 Park Lane, Wood River, a son, 8 pounds and 3 ounces, 8:57 a.m. .Tuesday, Wood Township Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Welucr of Jerseyvllle, a son, 10 pounds and ] ounce, 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jersey Community Hospital. these plants were sold but are now out of style and one seldom sees them. So if you get some fine seed, try fh's way. For the average .fardener, It does not pay to grew your own plants, especially tomaloes and cabbages. And never use seed of tomatoes from your last years garden. Nearly all tomatoes nowadays arc grown from will resistanl hybrid plants and that is the kind to buy. Of course, we all want to try something different each year. That is what makes gardening interesting. Now is a good time to check tools for rust. Nothing more disgusting (ban try to dig with a rusty spade. Reply to A. J. Jones letter: Once mites get . into an African Violet they arc hard to gel cleaned out. This is mostly clue to the fact that, the plants have hairy stems and leaves. Since miles arc insects and can be killed with a conlacl Insecticide, T would recommend you gel a container big enough to get your plants into turned upside down. Then mix Malathion, two teaspoonfuls to gallon of water. Fill container near full and then take Ihe plants in both hands, fingers on top of soil, upend plants and carefully lower into the mixture, swish plants a bil and shake surplus water carefully. Scl plants on paper to drain off away from sunshine. You may have to treat planls more lhan once. Mrs. Glenn Shlnpaugh wrote asking about the Jerusalem Cherry, its care and cause of leaves falling off? Jerusalem Cherries prefer a not loo warm place and plenty of waler. Since cherries are poisonous and a temptation for children lo eat, they arc not. used much now. Ornamental peppers are taking their place. Most plants are now pot-grown and these arc the best keepers, but some plants are 'lifted' from outdoors and potted, and Ihese usually lose most of their leaves. Apliids can be troublesome, bill plant can be washed off with a hose. Mrs. Karol George sent a sample holly bush and had several questions pertaining to It? Your holly is the Chinese type Ilex Cornuta. A very dark green leaved lype with shining leaves. The very small spots on back of leaves could be Holly scab, black spol lype. This could be due to plant being hemmed in to a certain degree, not gelling a good air circulation. Malthion is an insecticide and would do no good. Try spray middle of April and another middle of May using Captan or Bordeaux mixlure. Both arc fungicides. Be sure lo gel Hie underside of leaves. Both will spol the leaves but rain will soon wash the upper side of leaves clean. And remember, that all hollies drop old leaves in spring, leaves turning yellow first, so there is a short time when plants do not look very attractive. The outer (newer) leaves are not. affected. If you have questions about gardening, mall them to the Telegraph In care of Mr. Clausen and he will answer them In his Wednesday gardening column. Tips for the 'snow birds 9 By MARY SUE MILLER The male contingent finds the snowmobile a fun sport. If you are not acquainted with it, you might angle an introduction. That's where the action is — some of it anyway. To enjoy snowmobiling you need a warm, windproof ski suit or heavy slacks and Jacket, thermal underwear, a wooly sweater, warm socks, lined boots and a parka. He sure to wear a snug head- covering. A knee helmet is fine. Above all keep your hands toasly. Fur-lined or wool-lined leather gloves have warmth built in. Needless lo say, it gets mighty blustery skimming at high speed over ice and snow. Never fail to protect your eyes from glare, sprays of snow and low-branched Stop killing yourself Hysterectomy and sex drive Calorie dishes for post holidays Clothes feeling a little tighter after the holiday splurge? Then it's time to cut buck on the calories before those extra pounds become firmly enlranchcd. And to make the process a little easier, we have created this recipe for Slimline Steak Strips. Though only 224 calories per serving, the dish makes no compromise where good taste is concerned. Even the noh-dielers in the family will enjoy it. Lean round steak is marinated in a /esty combination of au jus gravy mix, herbs and seasonings. Healed, the marinade makes a flavorful sauce for the broiled meat that's lower in calories than most gravies or sauces, And dieters take note — cutting the steak into strips is applied psychology, it makes portions look more substantial. Don't forget to trim the meat of all visible fat. Accompany the steak with lettuce wedges topped with Slimming Salad Dressing, a tangy combination of cottage cheese sparked with prepared yellow mustard. Salad greens, Gracious hosts refuse restitution for damage ~ DEAR ANN: Our daughter is four years old. While visiting with friends yesterday something occurred. Our little girl had been seated on a lovely upholstered chair. Somehow, when we got. up to leave, it was obvious that she had wet clear through. We apologized profusely. The host and hostess were most, gracious. Offers of restitution were refused. What should we do to compensate them for their loss and inconvenience? We would like to buy them a new chair but my husband says it would be out. of line. We both would very much appreciate some word from you. Thanks in, a d v a n c e . —HEDLANDS, CALIF. get married. Last February Ernie got into a jam and I lent him $1,000. In June I caught him cheating on me. I later learned he had been, sneaking around with this tramp for almost a year. When we split he owed me $500. After the bust-up, he slopped making payments. I learned yesterday that Ernie has applied for a job that he wants more than anything in the world. I happen to know a few things about his past that could ruin his chances. Should I drop the louse a note and tell him if he doesn't come across with the $500 I will tie a can to his little RED WAGON? After the dirty trick he played on me I believe I have every right to get my money back any way I can. Do you? — USED DEAR USED: I'd say Ernei has done enough damage. Are you going to let him make a blackmailer out of you, too? Revenge is not sweet — it is bitter. Don't debase yourself. < important in everyone's meal plan, are especially recommended for dieters — they give necessary bulk and a good full feeling with hardly any calories, SLIMLINE STEAK STRIPS 1 to 2 pounds round steak, cut 1-inch thick I envelope (%-oz.) Gravy Mix 1 cup water 2 tablespoons lemon juice y 2 teaspoon Sweet Basil % teaspoon Garlic Salt % teaspoon Onion Powder Cut steak into strips i/ r inch thick. Stir together contents of envelope of gravy mix, water, lemon juice, basil, garlic salt, and onion powder; pour over steak and let stand 1 hour, turning occasionally. Place steak strips on broiler pan and broil 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done. Heat marinade to boiling and serve as sauce for steak strips. 4 to 6 servings. SLIMMING SALAD DRESSING 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese Vi cup catchup 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard 2 tablespoons skim milk % teaspoon salt % teaspoon sugar Combine ingredients in blender container;, blend until smooth. (Or press cottage cheese through a sieve, and then add remaining ingredients.) Serve on lettuce wedges. Makes \% cups. DEAR RED: By this time your friends probably have h a d the chair cleaned professionally or they have washed the upholstery with a bicarbonate of soda solution. Take a good look the next lime you visit.. If the chair appears to be damaged, insist thai 1 hey have i t reupliolstered and send the bill to you. Another suggestion: From now on, put rubber pants on the kid when you go visiting — just, in case. foliage. Ski goggles are standard equipment. Also satisfactory are sunglasses with light, gray, unbreakable lenses. Lastly but not leastly, guard your complexion. Sunburn, windburn and chap can result from even a short spin. The surest protection is much the same kind as skiers use; a film of moisture cream, topped by high-altitude sun cream of lotion. The latter lias value ut low altitudes too. After snowinobiting, gently rinse your face with warm water and apply a sheer coal of antiseptic first aid cream. Carry a tube of cream in your parka pocket, so it's bandy wherever you happen to land. What else? Hang on for dear life, Have fun! NEW BEAUTY FOR DRY SKIN For ways to keep past-lid skin smooth and dewy, order my leaflet, New Beauty for Dry Skin. U tells In personalized steps how to cleanse, correct, protect and. make up for dryness. To obtain your copy, write to Mary Sue Miller in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph, enclosing self-addressed, blamped envelop and 15 cents in coin. DEAR ANN: I married a man 14 years my senior because he said he loved me more than anything in the world. He proved il. by leaving his wife and three children to marry me. It also meant leaving his church. I thought any man who would do all that must be sincere. We have been married less than a year and for the past seven weekends 1 have been alone. My husband goes over to his ex-wife's home every Friday evening for dinner. Sometimes he spends the night there. If he comes home in the morning he runs back at n oon and stays through dinner. Last weekend he stayed overnight both Friday and Saturday. When I told him I was getting fed up, he said, "Find a hobby. My kids need me and I'm not going lo let them down." My husband's parents like his first wife better than they like me. I'm sure they have been encouraging him to go back to his first family. What can 1 do? All the curds seem to be stacked against me and I'm afraid I'm losing out. — EL DEAR EL: You might as well throw in the deck, honey. The ex-wife is holding the winning hand. Sorry. DEAR ANN: Ernie and 1 went together fur nearly five years. We were planning to "The Bride's Guide," Ann Landers' booklet, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about weddings. To receive your copy write to Ann Landers, in care 0 f the Alton Evening Telegraph, enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope aiid 53 cents in coin. Cooking is fnn By CECILY Browiislonc DINNER FOR FOUR Roast Beef a la Stroganoff, Buckwheat Groats, Green Peas, Salad Bowl, Bread T ray, Fruit Compote, Beverage ROAST BEEF A LA STROGANOFF Leftover meat makes a mighty good dish. 2 tablespoons butter 2 medium onions, peeled and cut into thin strips, about 1% cups 1 can — I] ounces — sliced broiled mushrooms 1 beef bouillon cube '/, teaspoon dry mustard 1/1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce \\<t to 2 cups short strips leftover cooked roast beef about inch thick 1 container 8 ounces sour cream Salt and pepper to taste In a 10-inch skillet over low heal melt the butter; add the onion and drained mushrooms (save mushroom liquid) and cook, stirring often, until onion is golden - ( 20 lo 30 minutes. Meanwhile in a small saucepan heat the mushroom liquid, about 2-3rds cup, with the bouillon cube, mustard, paprika aijd Worcestershire to dissolve cube; remove from heal. Remove skillet from heat and add mushroom liquid mixture with the beef, sour cream, salt and pepper. Return to moderately low heat; cook, stirring, until jusl hut. Makes 4 servings. DEAR DR. STFINCROHN: Although my doctor is conservative he now advises thai I have a hysterectomy. I hate to think of it as I'm only 37. Fortunately, we have three children. My trouble is fibroids that have begun lo grow and cause me to bleed so much I've become anemic. What's really concerned me is the effecl the operation will have on our sexual relations. My husband and I are perfectly happy. Bui I'm too much of a prude to ask my own doctor if the operation will make me lose my own desire for sex. And suppose the surgeon finds somelhing wrong wilh my ovaries? Suppose Ihey have lo come oul? Will that complicate things even more? What has really put doubts and fears into me is a friend who said I may as well say goodbye "lo the good old days" afler the operation. I'm worried for my husband as much as I am for myself. What do you suggesl? — Mrs. T. COMMENT: Where life and health are concerned, sometimes I think thai good friends become bad liabililies rather lhan assels. They mean well, but arouse apprehensions. It seems needless to say it again and again, bul isn'l il more sensible lo lake the advice of a trained doctor than the hearsay suggestions of a well- meaning friend who has no inkling of what the problem is all about? I can'l give you specific advice, bul it's usually true lhal enlarging fibroids, accompanied by bleeding suf- ficienl lo cause anemia, is reason enough for considering hysterectomy. As for oophoreclomy removal of ovary), lhal will depend upon whal is discovered at the lime of operalion. But let's just suppose that both ovaries and uterus are removed. Is it inevitable tbat you will lose your sex drive? Ask your doclor. Hardly a day goes by when he isn'l asked this question, so don't feel so self-conscious about talking frankly with him. Chances are he will lell you lhat removal of ovaries and uterus (or uterus alone) will not necessarily diminish desire or accomplishment Mainly, psychological reactions in some women may cause a sexual problem. fly Dr. Peter J. Steincrohn, Tf your doctor feels that you will . need some hormone therapy after operation, that will take care of any hormonal 'deficiencies. Most women I've talked to after they hurl hysterectomy say that pleasure was increased rather than decreased after such surgery. Reason? Freedom from fear of unwanted pregnancy. MEDIC ALETTES For Mr. U.: It isn't true that everyone with a punctured ear drum is bound to get an infection in the middle car. Of course, swimming and diving sometimes invite such trouble. Therefore, I suggest that playing water polo may be a hazardous sport for someone like yourself. Incidentally, given time, some punctured ear drums heal by themselves. And when there •is a real indication for the operation, some can be closed by surgery. For Mrs. G.: It isn't true that once you start taking hormones you will have to take them for the rest of your life. Your doctor will know when, and if, they need to be discontinued. For Mrs. C.: Women who are only interested in increasing the size of their breasts aren't always aware that others have an entirely different problem: pendulous breasts. Plastic surgeons are able to reduce breast-size. When there are specific reasons for it your doctor will consult with a capable surgeon. There are hundreds of new drags that a gynecologist may choose from to help a woman through menopause says Dr. Steincrohn in his booklet, "What To Do for Change of Life." For a copy write him .in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph, enclosing 25 cents In coin and a stamped, self- addressed envelope. Today's pattern Instant Knit! Zip up this cozy bunting to keep baby snug and warm! Welcome the new baby vvilh this handsome, deeply warm, Instant,Knit bunting or carriage cover. Use bulky yarn, big needles. Just knit, purl. Patlern 908: easy direclions. Fifly cents for each pallern — add 25 cenls for each paltern for Air Mail and Special Handling. Send to Laura Wheeler care of Alton Evening Telegraph, 66, Needlccraft Dept, Box 161, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N.Y. 10011. Print Patlern Number, Name, Address, Zip. NEW 1971 Needlecrafl Catalog — what's happening in knits, crochet, quilts, fashions, embroidery. Free patterns. 50c. NEW! Complete Instant Gift Book—over 100 gifts! All occasions, ages. Crochet, paint, lie dye, decoupage, knit, sew, quill, more! $1.00 Complete Afghan Book—$1.QC "16 Jiffy Rugs" Book. 50c Book of 12 Prize Afghans. 5flc Quill Book 1—16 patterns. 50c 908 WUQ* Fashion story for spring '71 By ROSETTE HARGROVE PARIS - (NEA) - Come Spring 1971 fashion will leap out of its doldrums and, according to French ready-to- wear manufacturers, women once again will find clothes thai are pretty, gay, elegant ami wearable. Conscious of the heated controversies which midi and maxi aroused, especially in masculine circles, the manufacturers here have straddled Ihe fence and brought out mini city-shorts glimpsed at from under maxi coals as well as brief blouson lops, somelimes revealing an inch or Iwo of skin, teamed lo midi skirts. These proved to be two of the outslanding, basic style versions for next spring and summer. T h e over-all picture presented by the 50,000 garments produced by 800 manufacturers and viewed by 20,000 French and foreign buyers at the recent mammoth ready-to-wear exhibition here definitely stressed the soft, clinging, ultrafeminine look underlined by the supple textured fabrics and a return to printed silks and sheers. Colors also will contribute to the new approach — divided between the "lender" and the "violent" with all the sand, rosy beige, blue, fuschia and while, for the first, bright reds, gold, burnt orange, coffeebean and chocolate browns, reseda green, navy for I he second and a good doal of black, as the French consider il ultrachic with a well-tanned skin. Prints favor the tiny, figured designs, somelimes in different sines on Ihe same fabric, as well as wide "awning," Roman and pin stripes. Remember the best idea out of Paris ready-to-wear for next spring. This is a long, lUringbeun, front • buttoned model, long — or short- sUvvea, worn over matching mini-shorts. It's a coat dress, a chemise buttoned from throat to hem or, again, a long-sleeved cardigan. Come high summer another version is the long coatdress, sometimes not, in cotton or Ready wear for this spring lacy jersey, also with matching shorts. Worn unbuttoned almost to the waist, it shows plenty of leg and a glimpse of the shorts. This combination also appears for beach wear in sheer fabrics worn over a. matching mini sAvimsuit. Men who bewail the passing of the mini may find some consolation in the exolic, daredevil fashions. All those front-but toned skirts and dresses were worn unbuttoned to mid-thigh, even higher when teamed to the new shorts. Furthermore, the new limp fabrics cling to the wearer's bras-less bust, are much more revealing than ever befoio. Anyway, first reports on sales are that From the Paris ready-to-wear collections for spring- summer 1971, evening ensemble, (loft) in organza has transparent effect at top and trimmed with bands of embroidery in three colors. A Philippe Venet design. Long jersey skirt is worn with cashmere sweater and deerskin belt with squared iron buckle. buyers chose 70 per cent calf- length garments with 30 per cent going to maxis. The bare midriff is another idea for hot summer days — with mini-tops, sometimes sleeved. Already last summer girls on Ihe Left Bank went around with from three lo four inches of skin showing above their maxi skirts. The vexing question of length is no longer an issue in Paris. Below the knees, give or take an inch or two, is the accepted hemline but ti's up lo the individual woman lo choose her own length the.better to flatter her silhouette. Everything goes, except the mini. II looks, too, as if pants have had their day, at any rale for summer wear. There are quile a few culotte skirts, often in the printed silks and 1 i g h t w e i g h I jersies. For evening, full and swinging pants hobnob with slick tank- top sheaths, all ankle-long. A r-jcciil poll revealed that the majority of men do not favor pants-suits, agree that the very masculine, tailored version is not a bit exciting and should only be worn for active sports or very informal, occasions. Pants really takes the long-legged American-type girl to look well in them. But as with the mini, there are, alas, many women everywhere who manage to look like dumpy tobacco jars in pants-suits which are also hit-or-miss fits.
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