Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 23, 1963 · Page 8
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, August 23, 1963
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ALTON EVENING TELEGftAftt , AUGUST 23* 1963 Th&tas Rush at Kimhro Home Alpha 1 Chaptet of Theta Rho tepsilofl fofltiiHied summer tush- infc activities 'last night with ft party on the lawn at the hotn§>8f Miss D-Ann Klmbro of 3304 Agnes Blvd. Members entertained their guests With a humorous fash- Ion show. Participating in the show were the Misses Marion Foster 1 , Cafblyn Breyfogle, Su- safi Henesey, Sandy Stobbs, Diane Stobbs, and Carla Feidler. The chapter will sponsor a bake sale and car wash Saturday at Eastgate Plaza. Lockhaven Women Fifty members and guests of the Lockhaven Women's Group met for luncheon and cards Wednesday at the Country Club. Mrs. S, Carlos Byassee was hostess chairman. It was announced that a style show will be featured during luncheon in September. Mrs. Richard Rook Is chairman of the show. Mrs. A. Spencer Lehmann, hospitality chairman, reported that 30 new members joined the club during July and August. Birthday Party Mrs. Bryan Harris and her sister, Mrs. Tom Frueh of Medora, were honored guests at a birthday party Wednesday. Fifteen guests were present at the event in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Harris, 306 Dorris St. Another sister, Miss Carol Smith was hostess for the evening. ZontaClub Practical Nursing students who are sponsored by the Alton- Wood River Zonta Club were guests at the club's picnic Thursday at the home of Mrs. Fred Berry of Berry Acres, Wood River. Miss Jane Henry and Mrs. David Mohler were chairmen. Miss Colonius Miss Dorothy Colonius of Alton entertained at a luncheon Thursday noon at the Victorian Inn at Jerseyville honoring two visitors from England. Honorees were Mrs. Amy Mercer of Lancaster and Miss Kathleen Rinner of Irian near Manchester, England, who are guests at the Cliff Davenport home in Alton. The group met while Mr. Davenport was in England as an exchange teacher. Mrs. Murrell Mrs. Pat Murrell was guest of honor at a stork shower given by her grandmother, Mrs. Chet Connors, 187 W. 19th St., Thursday. Thirty-five guests were in attendance. Mrs. Connors was assisted by Mrs. Lillie Burnam, also a grandmother of the honoree, Mrs. Robert Flye, and Mrs. Lester Ogle. Mrs. Ronald Davis provided the entertainment. Return Home Mr. and Mrs. Harold Berger and Mrs. Frances Conlee of No. 9, D'Adrian Gardens, Godfrey, returned this week from a 10-day vacation trip to Garrison, Minn. While there, they visited Mrs. Coulee's brother, Herbert Rotsch, a former Alton resident. The Moores Mrs. Linus Moore, 3030 Alby St., and her two daughters, Pam and -Penny, returned Thursday from a week's visit with Mrs. Moore's father, Frank Matthews of Bennington, Kan. While in Kansas, Mrs. Moore and her two daughters rode in the parade and grand entry of the Wild. Bill Hickok rodeo at Abilene. Kodros Family Mr. and Mrs. William J. Kodros and son, Jim, of 2317 Russell Ave., have returned home from a vacation in Canada. Also at home is William Jr., who is between semesters at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He will be a senior student in the fall. The Privetts The Rev. and Mrs. W. Freeman Privett have recently returned from a two-week vacation in the southern states. The Rev. Mr. Privett is pastor of Cherry Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Nelson Mrs. Sonya Nelson was feted at a surprise stork shower in the home of Mrs. June Naugle, 14 W, Elm St., Thursday. Fifteen guests were present. Mrs. Naugle was assisted by Mrs. Midge HarJon and Miss Karen Smith, Nuptials Read Allen Hulker and his bride, the former Miss Sherry Ann Lewis oi Wppd River, will Jive 111 L/HjlBvllle, Ky- following their majriage Tuesday night Jn JeffeipnvlHe, In4- The bride is the daughter of Mw, William Wheeler of 871 Waller St., Wood River, and d kewls of Alton. , HulHer is employed by • ~ A school house was one of the two buildings constructed by members of Theta Rho Epsilon sorority for their rush party last night. This school bell also was part of the decor. From left are the Misses Barbara Bock, Marie Sweeney, and Jeanie Adney. Ann Lajiders He's Stuck with Piano Lessons DEAR ANN: On account of you I am still taking piano lessons which I hate. My mother wrote to you last year when I was 12 and asked if she should let me quit or make "me go on. You said I should "stick with the ,lessons until I ^am 14. According to you kids < should do some ;- things they hate \ because its good ; for their char' f " acter. AnnLanrters. Well, I can't see where these crummy piano lessons have improved my character any, and for sure they haven't helped my mother's disposition. Yesterday when I was practicing I got to day dreaming and looking out the window. My mother came by and gave me a hit with the fly swatter. Do you think this is any way to treat a child? I told my Dad and he got kinda sore. Mom said she only tapped me a little to wake me up. I would like to see this in the paper since you are to blame for the whole thing.—BENNIE DEAR BENNIE: Fly swatters are for flies. But in my book you've got another year of piano lessons. So quit beefing and keep your eyes on the music, Bub. * * * * DEAR ANN: I am writing this letter from a TB sanitarium—the last place in the world I ever thought I'd be. My doctor sent me here last month after a routine checkup. They tell me I must stay here for at least six months. I don't see how I can stay away from my family that long. My husband is trying to keep house and cook. Our daughters are 10 and 12 years of age. We have no relatives .in town we can turn to. My mother has troubles of her own so I can't ask her to come from Lincoln and take on my family responr sibilities. I'm worried that the girls aren't getting the proper food. And I can imagine what their clothes look like. My husband has been trying to hire help, but so far he's only been able to get a woman to come in twice a week. I feel good, have a fine appetite and am completely rested. I'm sure I could get along well if they would just let me out of here. Please help me, Ann. My family needs me.—ABSENT MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: The state in which you live has a compulsory TB treatment law. If you were to leave the hospital against medical advice while you still have an active case of TB you would be compelled to return. Even if there were no law you should be eager for treatment. You would be doing your family no favor if you returned and risked infecting them. Check the social service department at the hospital. They will be'able to help your husband get the assistance he needs. If there is no such department there, call the Family Service Association. And the best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to be a patient patient. The few months you spend in the sanitarium will give you many added years of health and contentment. * * * * DEAR ANN: Two years ago we built a beautiful patio. But we can't use it on weekends— we must sit inside, with doors and windows shut. Why? Because our next door neighbors have put in a swimming pool. Saturday morning the screaming begins. It continues until Sunday night. Last weekend I counted 18 children and 10 adults in their pool. The din is nerve-shredding. Our summer has become a nightmare. Is it fair that older people must get into a car and buck the traffic to escape the noise of next door neighbors? What can we do?—FORMER HOME LOVERS DEAR FORMER: Explain the situation to your neighbors as you explained it to me. If they make no effort to cut down the noise the police may have to decide if they are disturbing the peace. * * * * Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of this newspaper enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. © Publishers Newspaper Syndicate Weeky Book Review Jessica Mitf ord's Book Calls Funeral Customs Barbaric By DAVID EARL HOLT Librarian "The American Way of Death" by Jessica Mitford— "How long I would ask, are we to be subjected to the tyranny of custom and undertakers? Truly, it is all vanity and vexation of spirit—a mere mockery of woe, costly to all, far, far beyond its value; and ruinous to many; hateful, and an abomination to all; yet submitted to by all, because none have the moral courage to speak against it and act in defiance of it."—Lord Essex. How true, Lord Essex! The mortician "racket" has been with us for as long as most people can remember, and, somehow, funeral directors have always appeared prosperous. Their success is, of' course, based on the dubious advantage of always dealing with a client who is emotionally upset and quite unable to barter on equal terms with the salesman. Considered Barbaric Did you know, for iastance, that our quaint and original custom of "viewing the body" is considered barbaric by most other civilized peoples on the earth, including those in Great Britain? In this sometimes frightening but always fascinating book, the author discloses the bizarre facts behind the average A m e r I c a,n funeral coast to coast. She brings into the open some very interesting aspects of the burial business ,., its psychological strategies; the carefully choreographed walk through the "Casket Selection Room," and other devices by which the bereaved is maneuvered into buying the expensive funeral. How expensive, you say? According to the funeral industry's own figures, the average undertaker's bill in 1961 was $708 for casket and "services," to which must be added the cost of a burial vault, flowers, clothing, clergy and musician's honorarium, and cemetery charges. When these costs are added to the undertaker's bill, the total average cost for an adult's funeral is, hold on to your hats, close to $1,450! The undertaker is the stage manager of his fabulous production called the modern American funeral; the stellar role is reserved for the occupant of the open casket. The decor, the, stagehands, the supporting cast are all arranged for the most advantageous display of the deceased, without which the rest of the paraphernalia would lose its point. It is to this end that a fantastic array of costly merchandise and services is pyramided to dazzle the mourners and facilitate the plunder of the next of kin. Outburst of Sanity "The American Way of Death" is a valuable, much- needed book—an outburst of sanity, crashing through the sanctimonious hush that lias kept one of America's most hard-sell industries from public scrutiny . The author takes Date Book (Dat« Book items mutt b& submitted before Thursday noon.) SUNDAY, Aug. 25 £hl Alpha Mil Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Miss Nan Schwaab, 625 E. 8th St.; pledging ceremony and tea. Senior Citizens' Picnic, 1 p.m., Peterson's Cabin near Clifton Terrace; sponsored by VFW Auxiliary, Post 1308, for VWCA and Alton Senior Citizen's groups. Beta Gamma Uitsllon, junior chapter tea, 2 p.m., Miss Kathy Leigh, 902 Alton St. MONDAY, Aug. 26 Madison County Hairdresser's and Cosmetologists' Assn., 6:30 p.m. dinner, Mineral Springs Hotel; Steve Ostrovvski of Chicago to be guest artist on fall hair fashion. Women's Volunteer League, 10:30 a.m., Mrs. C. E. Schellenberg, Oakbrook Lane; special meeting. Phi Tail Omega, 6 p.m., Summers-Port; barbecue and swim party. Rainbow for Girls, Alton Assembly, 7 p.m., Franklin Masonic Temple; Initiation. TUESDAY, Aug. 27 Sweet Adelines, 7:30 p.m., Eagles' Hall. Luncheon-Card Party, noon, Veterans Memorial Center; sponsored by VFW Auxiliary, Post 1308. Clara Barton PTA board, 7:30 p.m., in the school. Community Flower Club, 1 p.m., Mrs. W. C. Heidemann, 310 E. 7th St. Beta Gamma Upsilon, junior chapter, 10 a.m., brunch for mothers, Patio Room of Hotel Stratford. Beta Gamma Upsllon, junior chapter, 7:30 p.m., Miss Sally Maucker, 418 Belleview Ave. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 Ice Cream-Watermelon Social, 7 p.m., St. Mary's School; sponsored by School and Home Club. Apollos Shrine, White Shrine of Jerusalem, 6 p.m., Western Club Grounds; annual picnic. THURSDAY, Aug. 29 Unity Study Class, 7:30 p.m., Mineral Springs Hotel. Memorial Nursing School Alumni to honor senior class at banquet, 6:30 p.m., Skagg's Steak House. FRIDAY, Aug. 30 No Meetings Scheduled. SATURDAY, Aug. 31 Lockhaven Danco, 9 p.m., Lockhaven Country Club; members and guests. Back-to-School theme. sraa»«B«»«a»iB«sniami The Family Weddings Being Planned Balhe-Johnson Announcement Is being made by Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Johnson of Staunton of the engagement of their daughter, Carol Jean, and Delmar D. Balke. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Balke of Worden. The bride-elect is a 1962 graduate of Staunton High School and attended Southern Illinois University here. She is employed by the Philip Hano Co., Mount Olive. Her fiance is an employe of Gehrlg's of Alhambra and is also engaged in farming in the area. P1IALEN-DA1UDEKMAN Miss Margaret DaUderman, daughter of former Altonlans, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dauderman of Granite City, will be married Saturday morning to Pvt. James Phalen. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. In St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Granite City, and there Will be a breakfast for wedding guests afterward in the Rose Bowl. Miss Elaine Alsberg, of East Alton, will be maid of honor for Miss Dauderman who is a 1961 graduate of Marquelte High School. The bride-to-be is employed by First National Bank in Granite City, Pvt. Phalen is stationed at the Army Depot in Granite City. MISS JOHNSON Health 9 Safety Tips Back-to-School Checkup Ruyle-Varble Marriage a well-aimed swing at those who kick us when 'we're down. Remember the old saying— "You can't take it with you?" And the answer—"If I can't take it with me, I won't go!" Well, we -all have to go sometime, but must vie burden our loved ones with this tremendous "high cost of dying" when, surely they have far, far .better uses for the money? Nurses Graduate Two Jersey County women were graduated this week from schools of nursing. Miss Mildred Lane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lane of the Dow vicinity, was graduated Thursday night Irom St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis. Miss Judith Cannon, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cannon of Jerseyville, was a member of the class which was graduated Sunday by St. Mary's Hospital ( School of Nursing in Quincy. A' transfer from Alton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1961, Miss Cannon is employed by the hospital in Quincy. Baby Adopted Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Sheets of 1111 Douglas St., have announced, the adoption of a baby boy which they received this week. The baby is 10 days old and is named Michael David. Miss Shirley Ann Varble became the bride of Clifford Allen Ruyle at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Kemper Baptist Church. The Rev. Philip Peek officiated, and a reception at Kemper Hall followed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Varble of Medora. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Ruyle Sr., of Medora are parents of the bridegroom. Mrs. Harold Fricker served as her -sister's matron of honor. Mrs. Thomas Ryan and Mrs. Gary Markham, also sister of the bride, were bridesmaids. The bridegroom's brothers, Thomas B. Jr., Robert, and William, were his attendants. Mrs. Jack Barkley was soloist, and Mrs. Glen Rhine furnished organ accompaniment. The bride wore a gown of Chantilly lace over satin featuring a tapered lace jacket and ' long sleeves. Her fingertip veil of illusion was secured to a petal crown trimmed with seed pearls. She carried a white Bible overlaid with an orchid and stephanotis. Her attendants were attired in pastel dresses of chiffon over flowered taffeta with chiffon flairs extending from the shoulders. Their flowers were arranged in white colonial bouquets. Born to: Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy, 325 Degenhardt St., a son, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, 2:07 p.m., Thursday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, James W., 3V 2 , and Michael, 20 months. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Blair, 2804 Norwood Lane, Godfrey, a daughter, Paula Jean, 8 pounds and 12 ounces, 3:20 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Kathy, 16, Margie, 14, Mary, 11, Teresa, 10, Nancy, 9, Tommy, 4, and Carol, 2. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Rethorn, 1038 Old Oak Road, East Alton, a daughter, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, 11:18 p.m., Thursday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder child, Beth Ellen, 2. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Fowler, Caroline Drive, Godfrey, a daughter, Amy Caroline, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, 2:33 a.m. today, St, Joseph's Hospital. Elder, children, Terry Lee, 7, Toni Marie, 6, Betsy Jo, 5, Judy Terese, 4, Timmy, 2, Tommy, 1. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Holland, 225 S. 13th St., Wood River, a son, Steven Ray, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, 8:41 a.m., Wednesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Kathy, 6, and Vicki, 4. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Grant, 646 E. Fifth St., a daughter, Barbara Elaine, 8 pounds and 1 ounce, 3:20 a.m. Thursday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Five elder children. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carter, Rte. 1, Moro, a son, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, 3:52 p.m., Wednesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Beth, 6, Jackie, 4, and Luke, 1. Mr. and Mrs. Jumes Drake, J313 Lee St., Cottage Hills, a son, Dwayne, 7 pounds and 6 ounces, 4:19 a.m., Thursday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Five children, MRS. RUYLE The bride is a graduate of Southwestern High School. The bridegroom is a graduate of the same school and is engaged in farming with his father near Medora. Following a honeymoon in the Ozarks, the couple will live in Medora. Student Council Members Return From Workshop Four members of the Alton High School student council returned recently from a three- day workshop on the campus of the University of Illinois. The workshop was sponsored by the Illinois Association of Student Councils. The students attending were Miss Jane Hutte, president of the Alton High School council; Miss Janet Hicks, Miss Marsha Lahey, and Paul Bierbaum, president of the Collinsville District, Illinois Association of Student Councils. They were accompanied by Mrs. Linda Heil, faculty adviser of Alton High School council. College Notes Miss Barbara Burris, 1123 Easton St., Miss Rhoda Simon, 4500 College Ave., and Richard Larson of White Hall, have been selected ns Illini Guides in the freshman orientation program at the University of Illinois Two area students have been pledged to social sororities at the University of Illinois for the fall semester. Miss Nancy J. Robey, 46 Forest Drive, East Alton, is a pledge to Delta Delta Delta. Miss Sharon Ruth Key of Edwardsville has accepted the bid of Alpha XI Delta. From American Medical Assn. It's back to school for millions of American youngsters in a few weeks. It's starting school for the first time for the kindergarten or first graders, several million of them. There's no one season of the year that is best for physical checkups. In fact, the health care of your family should be a constant affair throughout the year. But, if you have been putting off a visit to the family doctor for your small fry, now is a good time to phone for an appointment, with the reopening of school in the offing. Your doctor will probably want to check the children's vision and hearing. Small children can, and frequently do, suffer gradual changes hi their eyes or loss of hearing without realizing it. Either of these conditions can play,havoc with school grades and social adjustment in the classroom. If your child wears glasses, they should be rechecked to make certain his .prescription is still suitable. The small child who can't see the blackboard clearly or can't hear the teacher's questions is frustrated and baffled. A dental checkup also is important. Many schools now encourage pupils- to bring a certificate from a dentist each year showing that an examination has been made. Small cavities can be filled before they become major dental problems, and potentially serious dental troubles often can be corrected if discovered early. Ask your doctor also whether your children are properly immunized against the various contagious diseases that threaten children and adults. A return to the indoor life of the school room exposes the child to infection to a much greater degree than the outdoor life of the summer months. Vaccines against smallpox, polio, tetanus (lockjaw), whooping cough and diphtheria are now routine. New measles vaccines are now on the market. Make certain your family is protected. If your child is planning to participate in vigorous sports on one of the school teams, let your doctor know. He will examine the youngster to make certain there are no health conditions that would Interfere with participation. Schools now generally require a doctor's certificate for the student to "go out for the team." Adults need periodic physical checkups too, even though they may be feeling fine. While scheduling examinations for the children, don't forget the older members of the family. Correction St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary will have its quarterly meeting Monday, Sept. 16 in Hotel Stratford. The date was incorrectly reported in a recent story. The affair Is the group's annual fall luncheon and card parly. A Lovelier You Veined Hands By MARY SUE MILLER What can be done to lessen the unattractive appearance of prominent blue veins on the backs of the hands? Legions of mature lovelies ask that question. For them, this answer: The looks of things can be improved in several ways. The first is so easy that you will not believe its value until you test it. Simply raise your hands overhead for a few seconds and then lower them. The veins will have 1 disappeared, or nearly so. The result, of .course, is temporary but the routine can be repeated as need be. Or, you can get much the same effect by raising the hands to the throat. As the gesture is not uncommon, it is usable and goes unnoticed when you are in the company of other people. As a second step, try to keep the hands relaxed. Tension distends the veins and causes them to appear heavier than they really are. Lastly, make a wise use of hand cosmetics. Keep the hands lotion-smoothed and the nails perfectly manicured. Do use enamel but beware of those with a blue cast. Clear reds of light or medium intensity "fade" the blue of the veins. For special occasions, hand make-up could prove helpful. The cosmetic to use is a body make-up, a make-up blender, or a pearly finishing hand cream. Perhaps the idea sounds too far-fetched, far out, or artificial to you. But the truth of the matter is that skillful applications greatly minimize discoloration, yet are not detectable. © Publishers Newspaper Syndicate Insurance Honor Mrs. Wilma Jenkins of 425 Foulds Ave., is one of 10 women from Illinois approved for membership in the Women Leaders Round Table of the National Association of Life Underwriters. WII-SHIRg CARP & GIFT SHOP Wllbhiru Village Shopping Center YES! We have the new Poll and Winter Presses by JONATHAN LOGAN Paulene's Fashions Mpntlcello Plow the 'sportive' look ,.,al| dash and dare I Toko for example Arthwr Jay'sf new ,CWt of French cotton svede,,,collared with Lyn*... lots and loU of It, Popular 7/8 length, tgffetg quilt lining-, |n elegant ahqdes of coffee, lodon or beaver, S!z<j« 5 to 15. 45" taitgqte plflia—open ovenlngi fill 9

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