Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 2, 1963 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, August 2, 1963
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«•:;•„ :! v, f*.- i PAGE EIGHT ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sewing Lessons at Curran Homes Sponsored By County t»J- NiNA *ctoRWiph Staff Writer The fourth in a series of five Bering classes was given Wednesday in Curran Homes community center as part of an Institute for Family Living. The classes are designed to provide women with skills in the creation and alteration of clothing so that they may be self-supporting or provide better care for their families. The classes are given by the Home Economics Extension Service of the University of Illinois in cooperation with the Madison County Department of Public Aid, Women are instructed in the making, purchase and care of family cloth- Ing in the community room at the housing development. Mrs. Elaine P. Wendler, Madison County home adviser, expressed the hope that clubs or philanthropic groups might donate machines to be used in long-range plans to extend training throughout the county to women in low income groups. Offering of the machines would be made to Mrs. Margaret H. Hance, superintendent of the aid department. Some 20 women are being schooled at the classes by Miss Esther Siemen, clothing specialist of the university's home extension service. Mrs. Marie Aton, case worker in the intensive -service unit, represents the aid commission. The series is the first' given in the ai'ea on clothing. A similar series was given in Granite City on foods and nutrition. Mrs. Wendler said state officials are evaluating the project to determine possibility of future classes. Records are kept on each person attending, to determine areas of failure or improvement. The aim of the project is to produce local leaders, trained in sessions at the county Home .,. Bureau office, to conduct classes throughout the .. county for the low income groups. 4 Borrowed Machines At the four borrowed machines used in this week's classes, women were instructed 'in the preliminary stitching for set-in sleeves, and two methods were shown for reducing the fullness to the size of the armhole. Each woman took her turn at the machine, using the simpler method of easing. In this method, the forefingers are used at either side of the ineedle to stretch the fabric. ' Several women used tracing 'wheels to mark darts, center front, notches, pleats and button holes oh pattern pieces of dresses they were making. One woman remarked she had always used pins to indicate marks, but said she liked the tracing method learned at the project. A young women with a tape "measure, in her hand leaned over a seamstress at a machine, offering suggestions as to direction of stitching. Another carefully removed a tissue pattern piece from her back after it had been marked for a perfect fit. Others repaired clothing or learned machine darning. "Literature Given Literature was presented to each, woman. Subjects covered on the pamphlets include "Your Family Clothing Plan;" "Mending by Machine;" and "Restyle Your Family's Clothes." A pamphlet and chart also explained labels on clothing and household goods with regard to fibers and synthetics. Advance letters had been sent to women announcing the classes, and returned applications revealed the nature of instruction necessary. The leaders discovered about one-fourth of the applicants had had some sewing instruction, and some had had none. On entering the classes, some were reluctant to touch the machines, but once introduced to their operation, were reluctant to leave them, A typical statement on the applications, Miss Siemen said, was "I need to know anything you can tell me. I need lessons on making clothes for myself and my family—the right way and the easy way." Mrs. Gertrude Neal, seated at machine, puts initial stitching line on sleeve, stretching to ease fullness. Mrs. Lila Strohkirch studies an example of a patch on a torn sheet. Mrs. Strohkirch, head of'the Senior Citizens at the housing development, assisted the class leaders. Date Book (bat* Book Item* ffluit be submitted bfefdr* fhur*da)r noon.) SUNDAY, Aug. 4 Order ol Amaranth, Charity Court, picnic at home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Thompson; 2615 Walalee.Ave. Misfit* Dance Club, picnic at King's Lake, Mt. Olive; buses to leave West Junior High School at 9:30 a.m. and noon. " •> Gfentef Alton Organ Society, 2:30 p.m. dinner Mrs. Marjorle DintelmaHn, Old Jerseyvllle Road. , MONDAY, Aug. 5 Women'* Volunteer League, 10:30 a.m., Mrs. C. E. Schellenberg, Oakbrook Lane; potluck luncheon and members to bring items for flea market. Hulr Fashion Workshop, Madison County Hairdressers' and Cosmetologists' Assn., 7 p.m., Olin Vocational School. Alton Unit, Home Economics Extension, Mrs.'Esther Rutz, 262 Horseshoe Drive, Kirkwood, Mo.; noon covered dish luncheon. Alton District Republican Women's Club, 7:45 p.m., Mineral Springs Hotel. Zetn Beta Psl, Phi chapter, 7 p.m., Miss Barbara Staehle, 2133 Norslde Drive. Greater Alton Navy Mothers, 7:30 p.m., East Alton Savings and Loan Association meeting room. .TUESDAY, Aug. 6 BPWO Board, 7:30 p.m., Hotel Stratford. WCTU, Alton Unit, 1 p.m., First Methodist Church parish house. Beta Gamma Upsllon, junior chapter, 7:30 p.m., Miss Jill Hartmann, 41 Marietta Place. Sweet Adelines, 7:30 p.m., Eagles' Hall. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 Alton-Godfrey Democratic Club, 8 p.m., Mineral Springs Hotel; officers to be elected. THURSDAY, Aug. 8 Sportsmen's Club Auxiliary, 8 p.m., Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club. Unity Study Class, 7:30 p.m., Mineral Springs Hotel. FRIDAY, Aug. 9 No Meetings Scheduled. SATURDAY, Aug. 10 Misfits Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., Mineral Springs Hotel. VFW junior Girls' Unit 1308, 10:30 a.m. picnic, Hoffmeister Playground. Tea for More Than Two COOL PINK CRANBERRY-TEA PUNCH a-festive summer party. a refreshing beverage for A Lovelier You A Pick-TJp for Morale Miss Esther Siemen, clothing specialist at right, instructs Mrs. Jean Gilbert in lay-out and widening of pattern for a "jiffy shift" dress. Mrs. Gertrude Neal is seated at left, and Mrs. Annabelle Redditt is at instructor's right. Miss Siemen is wearing a simple-to-make dress, used in the classes as an example for the stitching of darts, seams and hemline. Social Briefs Regional Sweet Adelines Meet Here This Week-End WORD-A-DAY By BACH "Harmony Hoedown" will be the theme for the summer meeting of South Central Region 4, Sweet Adelines, Inc., tonight and Saturday in Lewis and Clark Motor Lodge. Alton chapter, which will host the meeting, announces plans for the event. Registrations will begin at 8 p.m. tonight and guests and members will wear hoedown costumes for the fun night which follows. Saturday's program will begin with a craft session at 9:30 a.m. on judging categories, and on music, sound precision and showmanship. Registrations for the craft session will be taken at 8 a.m. Val Leemon, international board member, will conduct. A style show will be given at 12:30 p.m. in the main dining room. Models will be Mrs. Dom (Fern) Benetti, Harry (Evelyn) Duecker and Mrs. Frank (Jane) Moylan. Mrs. Helen Ryan, region regent of Decatur, will conduct the business session beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Key Club Room. Registered guests, husbands and friends will be served a smorgasbord dinner at 6:30 p.m. A novice quartet contest at 8:30 will 'open the evening's entertainment. The Afterglow will follow in the banquet rooms with Mrs. Fred Hogenkamp, region past regent, as master of ceremonies. Quartets and choruses will come from Decatur, Champaign, Belleville, Cincinnati, and the St. Louis area. Wedding Guests Guests have arrived from out- of-town for the wedding of Miss Sherry Dawdy and Lezley Russet which. will take place Saturday. The bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Russell, are here from their home in Alexandria, Va. Their son, Neil, accompanied them and will serv as best man for* his brother. The bridegroom's sister, Mrs. Sue Taylor, is here for the wedding with her son, Itobbie. They llye in Alexandria, ceremony jvUl be read Three Artists to Show In Gallery Opening A show of paintings, graphics, drawings, ceramics and sculpture by three local artists will be featured at the grand opening Sunday of a new art gallery-studio at 300 W. Third St. Works on display include those of Raymond Must, professor of art at Monticello Col- at 2 p.m. in Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow : in the church social room. Miss Jackson Miss Nancy Beth Jackson, who recently completed a nine- week tour of Europe, is visiting her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Glennon Jackson of Fairmount Addition. Miss Jackson received a masters degree from the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York City, in June. 1 Open House Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E, Snodgrass will receive their friends at an open house Sunday in their new home at 1012 Poplar St. Wood River. Hours for the event are 2-5 p.m. The couple formerly lived at 609 Hawthorne St., Wood River. Northside Auxiliary The Northside Shelterhouse Auxiliary will meet in the shelter house at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. A potluck luncheon will be served at noon, and business session will begin at 1:30 p.m. , Miss McHugh Miss Carla McHugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. McHugh, 46 Franklin Ave., Cot- tuge Hills, will be graduated on Aug. 11 from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. The exercises will be conducted at lege, Dave Peirick, a graduate in fine arts from SIU, and Bob Carter, instructor of art at Bethalto'High School. The gallery will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Peirick said that other local artists will be invited to display their works for future shows. 3 p.m. in Temple -Shaare Emeth, St. Louis, at 3 p.m. The Taylors Mr. and Mrs. William A. Taylor and infant daughter, Jeanne will arrive Saturday from Hartford, Conn., for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Taylor at 1423 Doerr Ave. The couple will also visit in St. Louis with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Covington; and with relatives in the area. Home EC Extension The Alton Unit of Home Economics Extension will meet Monday instead of Aug. 12, it is announced today. The meeting will be held in the home of Mrs. Esther Rutz of 262 Horseshoe Dr., Kirkwood, Mo., with a covered dish luncheon at noon, Mrs. Gus Tomlinson is in charge of transportation to the meeting. Anyone wishinjj a ride may call her. College Notes Miss Alicia Roe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Roe, 930 Washington Ave., has returned home after completion of a summer course at Millikln University, Decatur. Miss Roe will be a sophomore student this fall at the university. by MARY SUE MILLER In fashion terms this is the ho-hum season. Lovelies begin to tire of their summer clothes and the clothes begin to look tired. Yet weeks of, warm weather are still ahead; why not give booster shots to your wardrobe and fashion morale? Consider color as a means, and begin at the beginning — with your foundations. Actually colorful corsetry has been the basis of the well-dressed feeling^ throughout history. The matrons of ancient Rome, for example, banded their figures with woolen cloth, dyed a deep purple. In the 18th Century the ladies of the French court wore a "corps baleline" or bodice of royally colored and ornamented silk. The flapper's bandeau and girdle were apt to be zingy turquoise moire. Now the delightful underworld of color has been rediscovered. To wear at the moment and all fall, there are rich autumnal tones and prints in wafer-weight foundations, with a newly soft and flowing line. They are as great for your figure as your sense of chic! For more of the same you might add a fall cotton, in pumpkin or wintergreen, to your wardrobe. Think about a jumper. The style is newsy, universally becoming and versatile. It can be teamed with a silky shirt now and with a sweater later. As a topper, try a new chapeau. Make yours velvet, jet brown, and casually shaped. Then see how that old bo-hum becomes a hallow! Hip Reducing Routines You can diet until you become feather-light and still be hip-heavy. Reduction in the hipline is assured only by exercise. For a set of quick and effective ones, send for my leaflet, HIP REDUCING ROUTINES. Write Mary Sue Miller in care of this newspaper, enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and 5 cents in coin to cover handling. © Publishers Newspaper Syndicate RoxanaClub Plans Drive For Members Mrs, Thomas Kerr, membership chairman of the Roxana Woman's Club, entertained committee members at a tea Thursday in her home 133 Tydeman Ave., Roxana, to plan the club's membership drive. A contest was adopted to promote the campaign, with mem- bere enrolled in the club during the past year competing against the remainder of the membership, <o conduct an all-out effort to register new members during the month of August. Contest winners will be treated to a luncheon. By CECILY BROWNSTONE AP Food Editor Victorian chefs used tea in two surprising and interesting ways — to flavor ice cream and to give piquancy to the sugar syrup of poached fruit. A friend of ours, spurred on by this example, recently made an interesting experiment: she added instant tea to a pound- cake mix. We followed suit. The tea| plus grated lemon rind, makes a real cake-mix change that you might like to try. Tea punches have long "been in vogue. The earliest recipes for these punches included Ann Landers spirits and the beverage was served hot. An 1862 rule calls for green tea infused with boiling water, served flaming over • brandy, rum, lump sugar, and the juice of a lemon. But since the 1900s when iced tea probably first arrived, tea punches have been popular in chilled form. Here's a modern non-alcholic combination that features tea plus cranberry juice. It's easily made and pleasant to serve at a summer party. ., ' ' .• Pink Tea Punch 3 cups boiling water 12 teabags or 4 tablespoons loose tea '" 2 to 2% cups sugar 2 cups fresh lemon juice «~ 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail 2 quarts chilled club soda , Ice cubes Whole cloves Lemon slices ,Pour boiling water over tea; steep for 5 minutes. Stir, strain and cool. Add sugar, lemon 'juice, cranberry juice cocktail; stir to dissolve sugar. Just before serving stir in club soda. Pour over ice cubes in punch bowl or pitcher. Insert cloves in ;lemon slices and float on punch. Makes 1 gallon or 32 one-half cup servings. No Free Society Without Discipline •/ , A Girl Scouts Name Day Camp Leaders Mrs. John Barton of 300 Charlene CoUrtf in Alton, the Director of the River Bluffs Girl Scout Council's day camp at Rock Spring Park,,announced today the names of the adult Scouts who will assist her'' during the six-day session. Mrs. Stanley Geabes, Mrs. Rudy VanAusdoll, Mrs. Marvin Haworth, Miss Judy Farrar, and Miss Stormy Barton will serve as permanent staff members the full camp time. Serving on special daily as-~ signments will be Mrs. John Hammet, Mrs. Dorothy Ro>ve,. Mrs. Walter Oulson, Mrs, Royal Saylor, Mrs, Pete Fuchs, Mrs. Charles Wyatt, Mrs. Bobbie. Selhime, Mrs. Walter Kaus, and Mrs. John Waggoner.' " Mrs. Barton reported that eighty Girl Scouts—Brownie, Intermediate, and Senior—have registered for' the day camp, which will be in session from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, and 16 at the park. A registered nurse will be in attendance each Monday/morning to be assured that the young campers are physically able to participate without injury to health. The girls will learn new outdoor skills and sharpen up those learned previously. They will be trained in getting along with girls from other troops in other parts of town. The camp's theme is "Progressive participation in comfortable out-of-door living." Mrs. Barton added that all pf the girls on the waiting list have been placed in units. Hence, If there are further cancellations, there will be room for additional registrants, Style Briefs A mink coat that zips up the front like old time .housecoats are current fuzzy, wuzzy puzzlers. Because the pile is dense, and the zipper one of those new indiscernible kinds, it's impossible to tell by looking just how the wearer gets in and, out of it. Giant pancake-type tarns cling precariously to the sides ol gamin-faced heads. Often they are worn with tweed walking suits, wide meshed stockings and knee high boots. DEAR ANN LANDERS: How dare you call my child a vegetable just because he refuses |to go to camp? |Did it ever ;oc- fcur to you that |some children |love their, home |and hate to | leave it? And > what's w,r o n g jwi'th keeping £kids home as I? long is possi- Ann Landers, ble? They grow up and leave too soon as it is. My Vincent is a bright, sensitive, well-adjusted boy. We • sent him to camp three, years ago.-when he was 10.. After two days he telephoned and asked me to come get him. Of course I brought him home at once since I saw no point in -forcing , ; camp on a child whose personality rebelled; - against discipline. Vincent never was one to follow orders like sheep. I can* tell by your writing, Ann Landers, that you have the mentality 'of a WAC sergeant. 'You like to boss people, order ; thern around and impose. your •will on _everybody. I'm rais- , ing my Vincent to be an ^independent thinker and a free'soul in a free society. So phooey on you and your military ap- proach to child rearing. MRS. B. B. DEAR MRS. B. B.: , No free society would be free for long without discipline. I hope your Vincent understands that the' freedom to ' swing his arms ends where the other fellow's nose begins. ' The youngster who "calls home after two days and blubbers, "Ma, come and get me," is the very one who should stay there. He needs to learn how to live with, other children, and take orders. He should understand, too, that taking orders , is essehtial training for living in a world where nobody can do whatever he "pleases, when and if he darned Well feels like ;t. * * * * DEAR ANN LANDERS: Please don't give me !he devil for being nosey, jjust tell me. what to do now that I have snooped into my husband's wallet and found $350 in cash. He didn't buy an anniversary present last week, which I thought was very tacky gf him' since he bought his mother a set of dishes for her birthday. I got curious about how much he carried when 1 saw him shell out $55 hi cash for 'those dishes—so I looked. Born to: Lt. and Mrs. Richard B. Fisher, Corpus Christi, former Wood River residents, a daughter, Stacy Geneve, 6 pounds and 12 ounces, 10:23 p.m. Wednesday Naval Air Station hospital, Corpus Christi. ' Elder Child: Lisa Drake '2. : Mr. and 'Mrs. Phil Costunzo, 27 W. Penning -Ave., Wood River, a son, 5 pounds and 8 ounces. 1:54 a.m. today, St, Joseph's., Hospital. Elder child, Mary Ann, 16. , . , Mr. and Mrs, Edward Wliyeor, 1119 Union St., a son, Brian Edward, 7 pounds, 10:37 a.m. Thursday,,J3t. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Blair, 22 Montclalr St., a daughter, Mai-got Louise, 8 pouads and 14 ounces, "4:25 a.m. Thursday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder child, Laura, 4V4. Mr. and Mrs. Truman Baker, Rte. 1, Moro, a daughter,, Kimberly Renae, 5 pounds and 15 ounces, 10:37 a.m. Thursday, Alton Memorial Hospital, Elder children, Gary, 14, and Sharon, 11. » Mr. and Mrs. MUlurd Kveans, Cottage Hills, a daughter, Merry Frances, first child, 8 pounds and 14 puhces,, 11:50 , a.m. Thursday, Alton Memorial Hospital. JMrsrEveans is the former Frances.Eunice Stice, daughter of Mrs, Eunice Laird, Cottage .- Hills./ paternal grandparents are Mr; and Mrs. George Eveans, • Pine Bluff, Ark. Mr, and Mra. James Bunch, 12 i Anna St. Godfrey, a son/ Scott Douglas, 7 pounds, 2:55 a.m. today, Alton Memorial Hospital, Elder children, Jjmes Warren, 6, and Terrl Louise, 4. WIL5HIRE CARD & 5IFT SH9P Center DISCOUNT! WESTERN SHOE 804.06 Should I tell him what I know and take my chances on him blowing his cork because ( I snooped? Please guide me. SUGAR PUSS DEAR SUGAR: Tell him and •face the music. It will be worth a few sour notes if you can get the man to bank his money instead of carrying it around in his wallet—like a fool. Money in the bank is protected against theft, loss and fire. It also accumulates interest. * # * * DEAR, ANN LANDERS: This girl whom I will call Grace has friends v of heft own so she tr^es ' to take over mine. Grace and I work in this building. On Monday I plan my week's lunches and they are set. About four days a week Grace spots me in the restaurant with my friends, comes right over arid says "Mind if I join you?" Without ..waiting for an answer she moves right in. She monopolizes the conversation and gives me indigestion. Is there a solution, short of being- brutally frank and saying, "No, you can't join us —•this is. a private party"? BICARB BETTY DEAR BICARB: Probably not. Insensitive clods rarely respond to hints. I can't improve on your answer, Betty. Go ahead and use it. Publisher^ Newspaper Syndicate HEY YOU! Hove you seen the tremendous BARGAINS in SUMMER DRESSES AND SPORTSWEAR at , P.aulene's Fashions , Montloollo Pluzn flvpieJ the flush/ Call U$ Now fpr.., ORIENT Furnace Mimp & Stoker COAL Prompt Cl?an Delivery, Alto Complete Fuel Oil Service, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY COAL 00,

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