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I»A<Sfi EIGHT ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1963 IK*^ - .WtMti®^ The Family Alton Branch of AAUW Forms New Sub-Groups Formation of new groups to further their chosen study theme of "Occident and Orient" were announced Monday by Alton Branch, American Association of University Women. Committee chairmen and board members were also announced at the meeting in Showplace. Walter Miller of the Alton School Board was guest speaker. A study of comparison in religion and politics in eastern and western countries will be the goal of the first group to explore the yearly theme. The first country to be studied will be Viet Nam, in the home of the group's chairman, Mrs. William E. Port Jr., 923 Langdon St., Oct. 17. Oriental art, music and literature will be the goal of a second study group being formed under the leadership of Mrs. Walter Petro, 310 Allen St. Mr. Miller spoke on the upcoming election for school bonds, suggesting that the women put themselves in the places of school board members seeking a solution to overcrowded classroom conditions. E. M. Leamon, assistant superintendent of schools, accompanied the speaker. New committee chairmen introduced were Mrs. Auguste Hershey, program development; Mrs. Earl Gaylord, community problems; Mrs. Robert S. MacDuff, education; Mrs. Charles F. Norton, cultural interest; Mrs. Port, world problems; and Mrs. Arthur Buddemeyer, program implementation. Chairmen named to complete the board are Mrs. William McDonald, fellowship; Miss Mary Yowell, legislature; and Mrs. Edward Pfeifer, membership. Mrs. Pfeifer announced that the AAUW education and child study group will be reorganized this year. Dr. Theodore Hornbeck of Southern Illinois University will discuss history of backgrounds of the Occident and Orient during the next meeting on Oct. 29 in Showplace. Dr. Hornbeck is an instructor in humanities. The Httmiltons Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hamilton of 215 Central Ave., 'Roxana, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. in First Baptist Church there. The reception was given by their children, Mrs. Mills McGuire of East St. Louis and the Rev. Floyd Hamilton of LaBelle, Mo. More than 136 persons attended. The gift table was taken care of by their grandson's wife, Mrs. Lance McGuire, and Miss Terry Williams had the guest book. Pouring were two granddaughters, the Misses Martha and Rachel Hamilton, and a grandson's wife, Mrs. Byrne Hamilton. Phi Tau Omega Phi Tau Omega sorority observed guest night Monday with a barbecue at the home of Miss Monica Sladek, 133 Grand Ave., Wood River. The group's next meeting will be in the home of Miss Addie Ilch, 46 Pardee Drive, Godfrey. Plan Weddings Edwards and MISS ANDERSON Recent Marriages Announced « Corbin-Coker Married Friday evening in Southport, Ind., were former East Alton resident, Charles C. Corbin Jr., and Miss Lynn Coker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Coker of Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Corbin, now residents of Orlando, Fla., are parents of the bridegroom. The ceremony was performed in Stuart Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church. The bridegroom, a graduate of Indiana University, is stationed with the Air Force in Texas and will report for a tour of duty in Berlin following a furlough. The bride will remain with her parents until spring, when she expects to join her husband. Mrs. Elmer Gillis of 234 Shady Lane, Rosewood Heights, was a guest at the wedding of her nephew. Boettger-Smith Omer Louis Boettger of East Alton and the former Mrs. Muriel Smith of Fidelity, are living in East Alton following their marriage Sept. 16 in the Presbyterian parsonage in Moro. The Rev. Wayne Hoxie officiated at , the ceremony which was followed by a reception in the home of Harvey Boettger, 810 Valley Dr., East Alton. The couple was attended by Mrs. Paula Bums of Kirkwood, Mo., and Harvey Boettger, brother of the groom. The former Mrs. Smith is a .music teacher, and Mr. Boettger is an employe of International Shoe Go. with 40 years service. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson of Carrollton are announcing the engagement of their daughter Becky Ann to Dale J. Edwards son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edwards of Greenfield. A Christmas wedding is being planned. Miss Anderson is a 1961 graduate of the Carrollton Community Unit High School, and is a senior this year at Passavant Hospital School of Nursing in Jacksonville. Mr. Edwards is a graduate of the Greenfield Community Unit High School in the class of 1957 and is engaged in the trucking business with his father. Harrison- Riffey Announcement is being made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Miss Marilyn Kay Riffey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Riffey of 62 Lafayette Drive, Godfrey, and Dennis E. Harrison. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Harrison, 221 HyVista Ave. The couple will be married on Oct. 26. Miss Riffey, a 1961 graduate of Alton High School, was formerly employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Mr. Harrison is a 1960 graduate of the same high school, and is employed by East Alton Bowl Inn. Mrs. Masters Former Altonian, Mrs. Robert Masters of Jacksonville, was honored at a baby shower Monday night in the home of Mrs. Lester Booher of 2501 Hardy St. Also a hostess was Mrs. Lester Lawton. Thirty-two persons presented gifts to the honoree for the baby girl recently adopted by her and her husband. The baby, born July 17, has been named Cynthia Rae. Return Home Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Estes and children have returned to their home at 118 E. Seventh St., Roxana, after a 10-day vacation. The family stopped at Searcy, Ark.; Charleston, W. Va.; Washington, D.C.; and visited the Skyline Caverns in Front Royal, Va. Mrs. Reasoner Relatives here have received word of the arrival of Mrs. Matthew Reasoner, 410 Prospect St., and her daughter, Mrs. Curtis J. Herrick, in Istanbul, Turkey, where they joined General Herrick. General Herrick is with the Army, assigned in Istanbul. Register for District Meeting These women were among those who registered for the meeting of District Nine Of Illinois Hospital Auxiliaries this morning at Hotel Stratford. The White Cross Auxiliary is host to the all day conference. The women in the center are among those greeting members. Third from left is Mrs. John Greenwood, Mrs. H. A. Carroll, fourth from left, and Mrs. William A. McDow, fifth. Seams to Me Importance of Pressing By PATRICIA SCOTT One sure way to help give your garment a professional look is to press carefully at three stages. 1) The fabric before it is cut. This will make it smooth and free of wrinkles so that the pattern can be properly pinned. It vvill also shrink and straighten the fabric. 2) As you sew . .. this is also called under pressing. 3) After the garment is finished. If you have made a coat or suit, have your cleaner do this final pressing. Under pressing is probably the most important of the three stages. Every dart and seam must be pressed before it is crossed with another seam. To be sure that your pressed open seam is clean and smooth: 1. Place seam on ironing board. Then stretch fabric gently across seam so it lies flat. If this isn't done you may get pleats or creases on the right side. 2. Open seam allowances with your fingers. Holding the steam iron a little above the seam, stretch seam lengthwise (gently) as you run the tip of the iron down the center of the seam. Press with the grain of the fabric. For example, on a skirt, you would do this by pressing from the hem toward the waist. 3. Check the right side of the seam. If you find an imprint of the seam allowances, run the steam iron under each seam allowance on the wrong side to remove it. When a section must be "eased" to fit another one that is a little shorter, such as on a sleeve cap, you must shrink out the extra fullness before joining the two sections. To shrink sleeve cap fullness: 1. Make a row of machine gathering stitches just outside the seam line. Make a second row in the seam allowance Vt. inch from the first row (fig. A). 2. Pull the underneath threads so the cap turns a bit. But, do not pull them so it gathers too much (fig. B). 3. Place the sleeve cap over the end of a sleeve board wrong side up. With a steam iron, press from the sleeve toward the cap edge, holding the iron so it barely touches the sleeve. You need lots -of steam, not pressure. Pressure will only cause pleats to form (fig. C). An easy and accurate way to finish a hem is to turn and pin it in place. Then, press the fold line of the hem before you sew it in place. Always press horizontal darts down such as bust darts). Always press vertical darts towards the center of the garment. Miss Scott is always glad to hear from her readers, and whenever possible will use their questions in her column, but because of the great volume of mail received dally, she cannot answer Individual letters. © Publishers Newspaper Syndicate Ann Landers Warmth Begets Warmth DEAR ANN: I am a girl almost 17 who has an unusual problem. I have boy friends galore. I could have two dates every single night in the week if I wanted them. -And I'm not what you would call beautiful, either. I i just seem to at' tract fellows. It's been this way since I was 13. My problem is I don't have one girl friend to my Ann Landers, name. Girls just don't like me, Ann. I feel badly about this although I try not to show it. But I would gladly give 20 boy friends if I could have just one girl friend who actually liked me. Can you help me? I don't recall ever having seen this problem in your column before. Thank you.-HALF LONELY DEAR LONELY: The best way to get friendship is to give it. You have probably shied away from girls and behaved indifferently toward them because you assumed they did not like you. And quite naturally, these girls reacted to your coolness. When you are next in a group with both boys and girls make a special effort to pay attention to the girls instead of the boys. Warmth begets warmth—as you will see. * * * * DEAR ANN: I wrote you in May about an unfaithful husband. I took your advice and things seem to be a great deal better. Now I have another problem. I recently learned that the two paintings hanging in our living room were done by this other woman and not a gift from a business associate as my husband told me when he brought them home. I have always liked the paintings and they have hung in our home for almost four years. Now that I know who did the paintings I get sick to my stomach whenever I look at them. Last night I told my husband how I felt and he said I was being childish—that he likes the pictures and that I should let them hang. He swears the affair is over between him and this woman (and I have every Speaking of Your Health by LESTER L. COLEMAN, M.D. Doctor, Fd Like to Know My three-year-old daughter once had a convulsion when her fever was 105 degrees. I worry that this may happen again. Is there any special way to reduce high fevers? Mrs. L. E. Illinois Dear Mrs. C.: Convulsions occasionally do occur with high fever. The exact cause of convulsions should, of course, be thoroughly investigated, but since there has been no recurrence, your doctor's reassurance should alleviate your fears. An excellent way to reduce fever is to sponge the child with a half-and-half mixture of rubbings alcohol and warm water. It must be emphasized that the alcohol itself should never be heated. The warm water is added to the alcohol. It is surprising how many people do not realize the potential hazard of heating alcohol. Fever is reduced by the evaporation of this solution. Another Way Another effective way of reducing fever is to sprilnkel tepid water generously all over the child, allowing evaporation by air without any covering. Drafts, of course, should be avoided. It is assumed that medication such as aspirin and antibiotics, as prescribed by your doctor, will be used in conjunction with this treatment. Causes Arthritis? I have abad habit of cracking my knuckles. My wife says I will develop arthritis if I don't stop. Is this true? J. J. S. Wisconsin Dear Mrs. S. The gratifying but antisocial sound made when knuckles are "cracked" is said to be due to changing the relationship between tendons and the small bones of the fingers. • It seems that it also can change the relationship between husbands and wives, unless knuckle-cracking is a personal exercise perfirmed in the privacy of one's own closet. No, you cannot develop arthritis from knuckle-cracking. Your wife has apparently chosen what she considers to be a serious condition in order to in- duce you to give up this irritating habit. Cracking knuckles is usually a symptom of inner tension or stress. Getting at the root of this would be beneficial. Swallowing Air Is it possible to swallow air without realizing it? Can this cause any symptoms? N. T. Mississippi Dear Mr. T.: Everyone swallows small amounts of air while eating, drinking or smoking. Occasionally excessive amounts of air may be unconsciously swallowed, especially by tense and anxious people. This condition, called aero- phagia, can be distressing. Large bubbles of air can be trapped in the stomach and the intestines, causing an uncomfortable sensation of fullness and bloating. Dilation of the stomach by air has been known to cause pressure on the diaphragm and to produce pain in the chest not unlke the symptoms of angina. The swallowing of air can be reduced if you are more relaxed while eating and drinking. While Dr. Coleman cannot undertake to answer individual letters, he will use readers' questions in his column whenever possible and when they are of general interest. Address your letters to Dr. Coleman in care of this newspaper. Baby Baptized Thomas Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Murphy of 325 Degenhardt St., was baptized Sunday afternoon by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James Suddes in St, Mary's Catholic Church. The baby's-sponsors were Mrs. Jerry Farmer and Harold Crowson. The parents entertained relatives in their home following the baptism. Cucumbers and oranges, plus greens, make a surprisingly good salad combination. Pare the cucumbers and oranges and slice into thin rounds; arrange over the greens in a salad bowl; cover tightly and refrigerate. At serving time, toss with a creamy Roquefort cheese dressing. reason to believe him) and that therefore removing the pictures would be silly. May we hear from you on this. BUTTERFLIES IN MY BRAIN DEAR BRAIN: People often move art when they redecorate Doesn't your living room need new .wallpaper or paint? Aren't you tired of the furniture in the same place for four years? Perhaps it's time to move things around a little. Those paintings might look better in the hall for a few weeks—and then in the attic. * * * * DEAR ANN: I need an older person to tell me what to do and it can't be anyone who knows me, so you are elected. I am a 14-year-old girl who is far from beautiful but I have lots of friends. Three weeks ago my mother's step-brother, Joe, moved to this city to go to work for my dad. This step- uncle is about 33 years old. He was married seven years ago but is divorced now. Uncle Joe Is staying in our house and I wish he would get out and find a place of his own. He is always pawing me and pulling me on his lap. Whenever he sits next to me he tries to hold my hand. Last night he tried to talk to me about some very personal things which are none of his business. I told my mom this morning that Uncle Joe is fresh and she said the trouble with teen-age girls today is they all think they are Elizabeth Taylor and that every man is after them. I am not imagining things. Please help me.—DOLLY DEAR DOLL: In time your Uncle Joe will do or say something which is unmistakably out of line. When he does, go to your father—not your mother— and give him chapter and verse. In the meantime stay plenty alert and do not remain in the house with him unless another adult is present. Planning a wedding? Leave nothing to chance. Ann Landers' newest booklet, "The Bride's Guide," has all the answers (from announcing the engagement to "who pays for what"). To receive your copy, write to Ann Landers, in care of this newspaper; enclosing a long, self- addressed, stamped envelope and 35c In coin. 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 A Lovelier You Prepare Summer Clothes For the Long, Cold Winter By MARY BUB MILLER How will your last summer's clothes look to you next summer? The answer depends largely on how well you bed them down for their long winter's nap. To come out of hibernation in spruce condition, clothes must be spruced up before they retire. Otherwise they become progressively seedy, like hibernating bears. Ugh! Fresh-as-a-daisy results come from following these tips: —Wash or dry clean all outerwear. Left over the winter, even a few grains of dust become ingrained. Not to mention spots! —Don't neglect the pressing of the cleansed garments. If wrinkles are not smoothed out, they'll set. —Do replace all missing hooks, buttons and stitches; secure all fastenings. That way, garments keep their shape. —Suspend fabric dresses, jackets, suits and coats from wide- shouldered hangers; cover each with a slip-on protector, or hang the lot in multiple-storage bags. Fold knits, shorts, skirts and beachwear over wads of tissue paper and place in boxes. —After all accessories are brought to spit-and-polish con- dition, wrap them in tissue and box. —Before stowing a hanger or box, sweeten its resting place with a vigorous cleaning. Thus a wardrobe "lives" to wear another day. And thus new clothes are so much hay- extras, instead of replacements. Lose Without Blues Weep no more about excess weight! You can lose without hunger pangs, fatigue and flabby aftermaths. Just send for Lose Without Blues—a sixteen page booklet that gives delicious menus, easy spot-reducing exercises, dieting tricks, your model weight and how to maintain it. For your copy, write Mary Sue Miller In care of this newspaper, enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 20 cents In coin. <D Publishers Newspaper Syndicate Tuna, Turkeys, Fruit and Vegetables Good Buys Now My ELAINE WENDLER County Home Adviser Good buys at your grocery store in the next two weeks will include tuna, turkeys, grapes, squash, cabbage and snap beans, and other late summer vegetables. Squash and pumpkins are close relatives and are considered "native born" Americous. The squash originated here in North America, and was highly regarded by Indians long before Columbus arrived. Summer squashes also are a "natural born" fresh vegetable treat during these late summer and early fall days. Boil them, bake them, or fry them—just remember not to overcook them. Squashes have a very mild, delicate flavor and will develop strong, undesirable flavors if cooked too long. Too much water in the pot will rob squashes ;of their satisfying flavor and nutrients. Nutritionally, squashes are a source of many vitamins, such as A., C. and Niacin. And the larger, mature, h a r d - s h e 11 e d squashes, especially those with deep yellow flesh, are particularly good sources of vitamin A. Furthermore, there are just 35 calories to a cup (a large-sized serving) of cooked, diced squash. Pears on the market to3ay, show reddish-brown speckling. Because of unfavorable weather in many growing areas earlier in the year, the russet developed on some pears. This is natures way of protecting the fruit from bad weather during the growing period and affects only the exterior appearance. Jelled cranberry sauce is popular with turkey. Why not jelled applesauce with pork or other meats, in salads, as desserts? This intriguing idea has prompted a devise for a processing method for Golden Delicious apples that produce a tasty, firmly jelled applesauce with a crunchy texture and an attractive golden yellow color. Unlike products made with gelatin this jelled applesauce keeps its firmness at temperatures up to 120° F. It can be served on the same plate with other foods, even warm foods, without spreading. i By Cecity Browntton* The Bride Cooks Dinner Skillet way with fish is easy! Fish Fillets Frances Saffron Rice Snap Beans Salad Bowl Bread Tray Frosted Cake Beverage Fish Fillets Francos 4 fish fillets (about W* pounds) such as lemon sole 3 tablespoons butter-margarine Vt teaspoon each salt and pepper % teaspoon dried crumbled thyme Vz teaspoon powdered rosemary 1 medium onion, cut in thin strips 1 can (7 ounces) sliced mushrooms in butter-sherry sauce Wipe fillets with a damp cloth. Divide 1 tablespoon of the butter into 4 parts and place on fish fillets; sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary; roll up fillets and secure with toothpicks. In a skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter; add onion and cook, stirring often, until wilted and golden. Add rolled fillets, cover and simmer about five minutes. Add mushrooms and sauce; turn over fillets; cover and simmer until fish is done through and sauce is hot—about 10 minutes. Remove toothpicks. Makes 4 small servings of fish with plenty of sauce. Miss Bohlmeyer To Play Recital Friday Mary Bohlmeyer, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bohlmeyer of Bunker Hill, will be presented in recital by Kenneth Conrady Friday at 8 p.m. in Church of the Redeemer (Congregational). She will play the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major. She also will be assisted by Mr. Conrady in a two piano arrangement of "American in Paris." The recital is open to the public. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY we can perform. Giving (whether trinkets, services, time or encouragement) is easy, and most of us enjoy it. Gracious receiving, without false protestations, is much more difficult and mdy even be embarrassing. However, by hearty acceptance of a gift, we convey to the giver the same enjoyment •we would actually like for ourselves. Does coffee interfere with sleep? Answer: It may if the individual thinks it will, or if he is unaccustomed to drinking coffee. One or two cups should not affect sleep for a normal coffee drinker. Actually it may relax a tense, anxious individual and thus encourage sleep. The A. M. A, Journal recently pointed out that the effect depends on the individual, his body size, how much coffee he consumes, how late he stays up drinking it, and what he expects to get from the coffee alter he drinks it. In giving more blessed Hum receiving? Answer: Not always. The acceptance of a gift, especially from one we feel cannot afford it, is one of the most considerate acts <CS 1863, King Features, Synd., inc.) Can medicine extend your life spun? Answer: The A.M.A. Committee on Aging said that extending a healthy, vigorous life span is more than a problem of medicine — Americans must also change some traditional views. For most adults, work provides the pri. mary outlet for capabilities. Housewives, laborers and business tycoons all derive a sense of self - worth and belonging for useful activity. This sense of purpose, said the report, "is as vital to total health as adequate nutrition and rest."