Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 4, 1963 · Page 10
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 4, 1963
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PAGE TEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1963 Mrs. Hausenfluck Begins Duties as ACT Director The importance of creative dramatics as an aid to general education and as a boon to educators will bn stressed by the newly appointed director of Alton Children's Theatre during the coming year. Mrs. Grady Hausenfluck, who arrived here recently from Texas, also plans to add creative dramatics for 5-year-olds to the yearly ACT schedule. The director learned the value of dramatics in the classroom last year when she taught fiflh grade students in a school in Middletown, N. Y. Creativity, she feels, is the natural approach to the teaching of young people. Spur-of-the-moment "play-learning" is especially effective, she says, in teaching the very young. Mrs. Hausenfluck and her husband, a professional playwright, are making their home at 310 Prospect St. She was born in Arizona, and has spent most of her years in Texas. She earned her bachelor's degree in drama education from the University of Texas in 1960, and her master's degree in children's drama in 1961 from the University of Washington in Seattle. At the university in Seattle, she taught creative dramatics summer courses for adults, using children for the dramatic demonstrations. She also headed PTA-sponsored summer school sessions of creative dramatics. Sees Awakening The director sees a general public awakening to the acceptance of creativity as a teaching agent, but views it as a new idea as far as general education Is concerned. There are, however, she says, some teachers who practice it by nature independently of the school" system. Educators have for many years been searching for ways to make learning more interesting, and the ACT director believes creative dramatics offers great hope in this field. By providing stimulus for creative thinking, she says, it paves for the child avenues of self-expression; by providing controlled emotional outlets, it develops in the child an awareness of the world and of himself and of his own potential. Mrs. Hausenfluck looks on creative dramatics as a "fun way" of learning. She cites the study of the westward movement in American history as an example of study areas where it may be Candy Stripers 9 Fall Awards Program Set Girls who are interested in working as Candy Stripers at Alton Memorial Hospital after school and on weekends should report to the cafeteria of the hospital Saturday at 2 p.m., according to Charles Pierson, assistant administrator of the hospital. Following a luncheon at noon awards will be presented to Candy Stripers by Mrs. Norine Brown, an administrative assistant at the hospital, and Mrs. Jay Delano of the White Cross Auxiliary. Awards will be given to girls who have worked 100, 300, 500 and 1,000 hours. Twins Baptized Derrick James and Dennis Charles, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Goen of 2330 Central Ave., were baptized Sunday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Rev. David Peters officiated at the ceremony, and sponsors for the infants were Mrs. Dorothy Skibiski and Charles Skibiski of Carlinville, Larry Fritz of Alton, and Miss Angela Goen of Dow. Born to: MRS. GRADY HAUSENFLUCK employed to advantage. Children are given a story or an idea from covered wagon days which motivates them to think, plan and create a play with their own words and actions. In this way much is learned of the people, the music and the art of the prescribed era in history. Since they express it with feeling and become wholly and deeply involved, the students are not likely to forget it, she says. The director views as unfortunate the fact that the word "dramatics" has carried traditionally the connotation of a performing art for a talented few. She says that because of the fact, it is difficult for the general public to understand and accept creative dramatics as a natural form of expression for young children, and as a natural approach for the teaching of children. Hopes to Reach Schools In the coming year she hopes the ACT will reach into the schools through the PTA and through the administration, and perhaps give demonstrations before teachers' meetings. Tentative plans include the inviting of College Notes Miss Eloise Rathbone is participating in sorority rush week activities at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and will be a freshman student there this year. She was accompanied to Lexington on Tuesday by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Rathbone of 718 Alby St., who returned home after a visit with friends in LouisviHe. Miss Georgia Peterie of 824 Washington Ave., will leave Thursday for Ottawa, Kan., where she will participate in rush week activities at Ottawa University. Miss Peterie has been accepted as a freshmaji student at the university. John Klaus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Klaus, 2319 College Ave., left Sunday for Urbana, where he will attend rush week activities at the University of Illinois. The student will be a sophomore business administration major at the university this year. If you want to give that macaroni salad a rainbow look add green onions (scallions), diced sweet pickle, coarsely grated carrot, pimiento strips, and lots of yellow mustard to the mayonnaise used for the dressing. groups of teachers to observe and participate in work to more thoroughly understand creativity potential. Mrs. Hausenfluck will be introduced to the theater members at ice cream and soda parties planned for the beginning registration sessions of each division next week. All meetings, rehearsals, sewing and other activities, with the exception of dramatic presentations, will be conducted in the theater's new home, Hoffmeister House, one block west of Elm street. The kindergarten and first grade children meet Monday from 4 until 5 p.m. On Wednesday, the fourth, fifth and sixth grade registrants will meet from 4 until 5:30 p.m.; and on Thursday, the second and third graders meet at the same hour. Members of the Teen Theatre who are in the ninth, tenth, llth and 12th grades are scheduled for 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Seventh and eighth grade members of the teen group meet from 4 until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Open House Is Planned In Carrollton Mr. and Mrs. Byron Rhoads will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with open house at their home at 916 S. Fifth St., Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2-5 p.m. Mr. Rhoads, son of Mrs. I. W. Rhoads of Medora and the late I. W. Rhoads and Miss Dorothy Tucker were married Sept. 11, 1938 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Tucker of Medora. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Greer, pastor of the Baptist Church in Medora at that time. Mr. Rhoads has been with the Kroger Grocery Co. for the past 30 years with the exception of the time he spent in the armed forces during World War II. He is now chief store auditor of the St. Louis division. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads are parents of two children: Randall, 17, who will be a freshman student this year at Western Illinois University at Macomb; and Elaine, 13, who is an eighth grade student in Carrollton school. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads are requesting that no gifts be brought. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY writing. This includes reading good writing, developing ability and willingness to recognize mediocrity in his own work, and constant rewriting and revision. Competent guidance and criticism can be helpful, but none can tell another how to write, any more than he can tell him how to speak French. The only way to learn writing is to write. !t> a cur a status symbol In high school? Answer: Very much so, and the Jess financial status a boy's family has, the more likely he is to have a car of his own. This was brought to light by a recent Montana study that found that most boys of high school age who owned cars were from working-class families. Since boys from the lower economic classes have less opportunity to pursue careers through school and college to gdult success, it was concluded tfeat they strive to possess adult Status symbols at an earlier age. Can writing ability bn taught? Answer: Yes, any would-be author with a pencil, a basic education, and something to say, can teach himself to write by (i$J 1883. Kipg features, Synii., Inc.) l)o children end the romance in marriage'.' Answer: Not necessarily. When they do, it is usually because the parents become so concerned with their new responsibilities, that they fail to lavish upon each other the love they still feel. The wife is preoccupied with the children's care and the husband with their support. These couples should increase their manifestations of love and regard for each other, not decrease them. In doing so Ihey will also increase the love and regard of their children. £>&&$ ^WW**^ The Family The Grower's Art Area Fruit Lovers Fortunate By FRED CLAUSEN Telegraph Garden Columnist Labor Day has come and gone. What happened to the summer's wages? my first Jonathan apple season, and was it good! Ever stop to think how fortunate we are here in these ' parts? First we have the yummy Calhoun peaches, .then locally grown I melons and watermelons, then a i long season of locally grown apples, which for flavor can't be beat. * * * * DEAR MR. CLAUSEN: I have quite a number of surprise lilies. They come up early in the spring, then die down. In August they spring out almost overnight. They are soft orchid and pink. Social Briefs FRED. Two years ago I transplanted them because they were in such large clumps. Last summer and this summer they haven't bloomed. Only three came up last year and this year none.— Mrs. W, L. Wallace, Bethalto. Answer: My guess is that you planted the bulbs too deep. Two inches over the round part of the bulb is deep enough, even if part of the neck of the bulb sticks out of the ground. Usually when one transplants these surprise lilies (best time is soon after blooming) you get just a few flowers the first year after, but in the second year they should bloom well. I have also seen them try to push through heavy clay and the flower stems broke below ground. * * * * DEAR MR. CLAUSEN: I have a crepe myrtle tree (or bush) that I planted this year It is only two feet high at present and doing fine. My problem is what to do with it this winter. They tell me it is a southern bush does not tolerate extremely cold temperature. Is it safe to trim it when it becomes larger? I would hate to los it because of neglect.—N.B. Answer: Crepe myrtles are on the tender side in our area. Much depends upon the location. Inside the city they are more protected than outside. I suggest you treat it like a rosebush. Heel dirt up around it in late fall and take away in late spring. Even if it freezes to the ground it should come from below, like a rose, and bloom some in late summer. Well established plants may need some trimming but mostly it will be only twigs that froze back the preceding winter. # * * * Please send your questions on gardening to Frod Clausen in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph. He will answer your questions in his column. Women Voters to Sponsor Informative Program for Public Publications presenting problems facing the United States in negotiations with foreign countries will be reviewed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening by David Earl Holt, librarian at Hayner Public Library. The program, sponsored by Alton League of Women Voters, will be given in the First Methodist Church parish house, and is open to the public without charge. Mrs. John Barton, league president, announces that the librarian will review fiction and nonfiction, so that the emotional factors facing our legislators will be brought out, as well as the actual facts with which they must contend. Among currently popular books to be discussed are "Shade of Difference" by Allen Drury. Mrs. Barton says the league extends an invitation to community people to avail themselves of the opportunity to secure information on the situation abroad that will affect the voting of our legislators. The spokesman says the league presents the program in accordance with its policy of bringing information and sources of information to the public. The public will be invited to enter a discussion following the reviews. Parking will be available at the rear of the church, and refreshments will be served. Kouples Klub Wood River Kouples' Klub observed Labor Day with a breakfast for eight couples and their families at Westerner Club lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Borman were chairmen of the event. The next activity of the club will be a cookout at 6:30 p.m., on Sept. 16 at Standard Oil Torch Club. WCTU Studies New Book Mrs. Robert Nessl led a study of a book entitled "Crusade Leaders" Tuesday before members of Alton Unit of Women's Christian Temperance Union in First Methodist Church parish house. The book is the first in the 19636-1 WCTU national study plan. Mrs. Carl Fuller spoke on "Dimensions in Spiritual Life;" and Mrs. Steven Pivoda reviewed "The Washington Letter," published in the Union Signal, WCTU publication. Mrs. Nessl, state president, reported on the national WCTU convention in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 21-28, which she and her husband attended. The highlights of the convention were a service conducted by the national president, Mrs. Fred Tooze, in the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church. The church is the scene of the founding in 1873 of the Christian Crusade of Temperance which later became the WCTU. A king and queen of temperance were crowned Saturday in a council of the WCTU youth group in the Fort Hayes Hotel at which 32 states were represented. Dinners were served Sunday. Sweet Adelines Alton Chapter of Sweet Ade- lines honored the Discords Quartet at a meeting Tuesday evening in Eagles' Hall. Members of the quartet are Miss Judy Ringering, Mrs. Carroll Carr, Mrs. Paul Smith and Mrs. Hugh Arnold, who were awarded third place in the recent regional novice quartet competition. Entertainment for the evening was presented by the "Ramble- ettes," composed of Mrs. Herb Varble, Mrs. Louis Williams, Mrs. C. A. Nicolet and Mrs. Frank Moylan. The chapter meets next in the same hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. WoodRiverDofl Jeanette Elliott, known as the "Madhatter" will be guest entertainer at the annual banquet of the Daughters of Isabella, Bishop O'Conner Circle, at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 12 in Skaggs Steak House. Employed professionally in the public relations department of a St. Louis dairy, Mrs. Elliott designs hats as a hobby. Mrs. Charles Corrigan is serving as program chairman, and Miss Frances Calcerro will appear as toastmaster of the affair. Mrs. Tony Tomlovic is in charge of general arrangements. Return from Hawaii Mr. and Mrs. L. Paul Holmes of 201 Whitelaw Ave., East Alton, have returned from a 17-day vacation at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. The couple was honored at a Hawaiian luau prior to the trip. Hosts to the party were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maneke in the Wilson home, 320 Kingshighway, East Alton. Sixteen guests were present. Mrs. Benton Mrs. Gene Benton was honored at a surprise stork shower Tuesday night in the Westerner Club. Twenty-three persons attended the affair for which hostesses were Mrs. Mary Weirich, Mrs. Norma Darr and Mrs. Pat Benton. Kreitzers To Celebrate Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Kreitzer of 2300 Agnes St., will observe their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, and will receive friends in their home from 2 until 4 p.m. No invitations are being mailed for the event. Mr. Kreitzer and the former Verna Meisenheimer were married at Littleton, Colo., on Aug. 28, 1938. Their three children are Mrs. Dale Smith of Edwardsville; Mrs. William Pilcher of Killeen, Tex., and Sylvia, who lives at home. Zeta Alumnae Alumnae of Phi Chapter of Zeta Beta Psi sorority will begin their new season Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Edward Scott, 1844 Evergreen Ave. Invitations have been mailed for the meeting at which the program will be planned for the coming year and three new board members will be installed. Mrs. Autery Mrs. Dennis E. Autery and her daughter, Jamie, have returned home to Fallbrook, Calif., after spending the summer here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence F. Pruett, and her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reavis L. Autery, all of Bethalto. Cpl. Autery is stationed with the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He will be discharged next summer after completing four years of service. During their visit Jamie celebrated her first birthday. Lodges Carlin Rebekah Lodge will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Odd Fellows' Hall. Jiffy Jacket New jacket, knitted mainly In stockinette stitch. Teams with skirt, dress, slacks. Use soft mohair or knitting worsted: it's luxury combined with warmths! A large, 2 small cables form front panel. Pattern 617: sizes 32-34; 36-38. Thirty-five cento In coins (or thl* pattern — add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mull- Ing and special handling. Send to Laura Wheeler, care of Alton Telegraph, 66, Needlecraft Dent., P.O. Box 161, Old Chelsea Station, New York 11, N. Y. Print plainly Pattern Number. Name, Address and Zone. Biggest Bargain in Needlecraft History! New 1964 Needlecraft Catalog has over 200 designs, costs only 25 cents! A "must" if you knit, crochet, sew, weave, embroider, quilt, smock, do crewelwork. Hurry, send 25 cents riebt now. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schaeffer, St. Louis, a daughter, Saturday, St. Mary's Hospital, Clayton, Mo. Mrs. Schaeffer is the former Ann Magee, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Gray Magee of Godfrey. Mr. and Mrs. George L. Olden- dolph, 527 S. Prairie St., Bethalto, a son, Eric George, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, 12:28 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs." Ross Bacus of Alton, and Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Oldendorph, Bethalto. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eaton, 323 S. Prairie St., Bethalto, a son, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, 6:36 a.m., Sunday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. William Miller, 1402 Central Ave., a daughter, 11:11 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Seybert, 26 Jerome Drive, Godfrey, a son, Bradley Howard, 7 pounds and 15 ounces, 3:08 p.m. Saturday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder child, Lori Lea, 2. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Depper, 3203 Edsall St., a daughter, Lillian Ann, first child, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, 2:13 a.m., Tuesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Depper is the former Miss Ramona Marcia Boots. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Depper of Woodbum, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Reynolds, Alton. Mr. and Mrs. Dorman Wright, Rte. 1, Godfrey, a daughter, Amy Lynn, first child, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, 1:25 a.m., Sunday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wright is the former Miss Grace Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Williams of Girard. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Grady Wright of Wayne City. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Brown, 12 Bert St., Rosewood Heights, a daughter, Cynthia Denice, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, 6:25 a.m., Sunday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Troy Alen, 4, Roger Wayne, IVz, and Ricky Lynn, 14 months. Mr. and Mrs. Verle Campbell, 515 E. Main St., East Alton, a daughter, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, 9:46 p.m. Sunday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Sheryle, 8%, Lyndon, 4%, and Jeffrey, 1V 2 . Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Arendell, 1365 Broadlawns, St. Louis, a son, Scott Eugene, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, 12:39 p.m., Sunday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder child, David Matthew, 3. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Miller, 362 Virginia Ave., Cottage Hills, a son, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, 12:56 p.m. Sunday, Wood River Township Hospital. Elder children, Michael Allen, 15, Vickie Lynn, 9. Mr. and Mrs. Amos J. Commander, 812 Rock St., a son, 9 pounds, 5 ounces, 12:42 p.m., Sunday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ramsey, 811 Center St., East Alton, a son, Lonnie Franklin, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, 10:42 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Lona May, 7, and Belinda Sue, 6. Mr. and Mrs. William Kinsella, 1911 Worden Ave., a daughter, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, 4:45 p.m., Saturday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Kathleen, 16, Bill, 14, Martha, 12, James, 9, and Thomas, 5. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Chapman, Bunker Hill, a son, 9 pounds 4 ounces, 2:35 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder child, Teresa Marie, 13 months. Mr. and Mrs. Elbert J. Lowe, 26 E. Acton Ave., Wood River, a son, Jeffrey Elbert, 10 pounds and 6 ounces, 10:56 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Linda Kay, 3, and Laurie Ann, 1. Mr. and Mrs. Car] B. Weihe, 3204 Duco St., a son, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Wood River Township Hospital. Elder children: Kenneth 14, and Julia, 12. Receives Assistantship At Indiana 4945 SIZES 2- «UM HELLRUNQ Jim Hellrung, son'of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hellrung of 302 E. Haller Drive, East Alton, has accepted a graduate assistantship in the field of physical education at Indiana University. The graduate received his bachelor of science degree in education in May from Eastern Illinois University, majoring in physical education and minoring in zoology, driver education and health education, He is a member ol Sigma Pi social fraternity. Merry Mixers PRINTED PATTERN Three to mix-match happily for school days and Saturdays. Pop-top and skirt are sew-easy, so gay in plaid with crisp white cotton blouse. Printed Pattern 4945: Children's Sizes 2, 4, 6. 8, 10. Size 6 top, skirt 1'4 yards 54-inch; blouse % yard 35-inch fabric. Fifty cents In coins for this pattern — add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special, handling. Send to Anne Adams, care of Alton Telegraph, 177, Pattern Dept., 243 W. 17th St., New York 11, N.Y. Print plainly Name, Address, Zone, Size and Style Number. Pattern free! Mail coupon inside new Fall-Winter Pattern Catalog, ready now! Over 300 design ideas, all sizes. Send 50 cents for Catalog. Children Need Annual Checkups SPRINGFIELD, 111. — Many children do not do as well as they should at school because of an unsuspected physical defect, Dr. Franklin D. Yoder, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said today. Illinois state law requires all pupils to have three health examinations: the first year they enter school, and in grades five and nine. But careful parents will ensure their child's health with annual physical checkups. Unrecognized defects in sight or hearing can have serious effects on a child's learning ability, performance and attitudes, Dr. Yoder said. If such defects are discovered and treated early it can make a big difference in the child's progress at school and later in life. A large -scale survey reported to doctors at America's largest medical meeting in June revealed a disturbing fact, according to Dr. Yoder. Tests of more than 10,000 children in a school system .near Tacoma, Wash., showed that one out of every 17 boys had some degree of color blindness. Most of their parents and teachers did not know that these boys Had this handicap. With the wide -spread use of color in today's teaching methods these boys were at a disadvantage. About 10 per cent of' children entering school for the first time this fall will have an eye disorder serious enough for treatment by an eye specialist. Also, about two and one - half per cent of the nation's first graders will have a hearing impairment severe enough to warrant medical attention. Dr. Yoder urged all parents to see that their children have a medical checkup before starting the school year. Protective immunization against measles, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and smallpox also can be arranged, if needed, at the time of the checkup. WORD-A-DAY By BACH affable FRIENOLV; GOURT6OU6LV PLEASANT; EASY TP APP8CWCH

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