Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 15, 1961 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, April 15, 1961
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8ATUW5AY, APRIL 15,1981 ALTON BVENtNO TELEGRAPH Active Auxffliary at St. Anthony's Hospital Swells Membership; Takes oil New Venture BAG moan With Ota glorious Spring weathw, many of you will be going on weekend picnics. And baton you know It, beach days will be here again. Om thing we always need for such occasions ii a roomy carry-all, or tote bag. This drawstring venton is not only roomy, but easy to get into. Abo, you'll never have to worry about taring anything out of it, at it closes at the top and haa pockets on eaeh •side wWch button cloBed. By ftte way, each pocket has TWO buttons, one to fasten .when the pocket is flat, and Ihe other to use if pocket is atuffed. Bach pocket has a spleat for expansion, f You'll need: One yard cotton fabric 36" wide; 4 yds. double- fold bias tape, 4 self-covered buttons, size 30 or 38; 2tt yards white cable cord, K-in. thick; scraps of cotton fabric to match tape for covering buttons. To dolt Following diagram, fold fabric hi half with selvages at each end, as shown. Body of bag is cut on the fold. Pockets and pocket flaps are laid out on the folded fabric, but are split at fold giving you two pockets and two flaps. Body of bag is 18"xl8" folded (open it is 18"x36"); pockets are 15"x7"; pocket flaps are 12"x7". To make: 1 Clip in one-fourth inch at two "x" marks on body of bag 4" down from top as Indicated in diagram. Hem each edge above dip with a narrow hem. 2. Fold and stitch a two-Inch hem for casing across upper edge. 3. Bind each pocket with bias tape at sides and across top. Fold one and one-half inches deep pleat at each side of pocket, as Indicated by dotted lines in diagram. With pleats formed, each pocket now measures 12"x7". Bind bottom edge of pockets, secur- ing pleats. 4. Pin and top stitch poctrtt to each side of bag, m inches from bottom fold, and 6QUI* distant from each side. 5. Bind all edges of eaeh pocket flap. Make vertical buttonhole on flap (to fit but* ton used) starting fc-ineh from edge. Top stitch upper edge ot flap 1& inches above pocket on each side of bag. 6. Cover buttons with fabric. Sew them to pockets (2 on each), at l inch and 8 mchw from pocket top edge. Thin allows you to alternate but* tons when pocket 11 full. 7. With wrong sides of bag together, stitch Mi-inch seam at each side below clipped point. Trim seam allowance to 3/16 inch and bind raw edges of seam with bias tape. 8. Run 1% yards cord clockwise through both casings. Tie ends at right. Then, run Ifc yards cord counter-clockwise through both casings and tie ends at left. Use a sturdy fabric for this bag if you want a good, hard wear. I suggest pillow ticking, with bright red bias tape and button trim. Or use a gay floral print, picking up one of the colors for the tape and buttons. O 1961, Field Enterprises, Inc. * • • * A booklet containing 15 ideas for gifts you can make is now available. These gift ideas have been selected from Patricia Scott's most popular columns. To receive a copy of FIFTEEN GIFTS YOU CAN MAKE, write to Miss Scott in care of this newspaper, enclosing a long, self-addressed stamped envelope and 20 cents to cover printing and handling costs. 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 daily, she cannot answer individual letters. Iff \ rap TOTE BOW /S" /•f ~fOLO ' nt*r \ POCKET^*"**. /Z' Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller, 114 E. Central Ave., Bethalto, a son, 5 pounds and 3 ounces, 10:17 a.m., Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Wilson, Piasa, a son, 8 pounds ard 13 ounces, 8:53 a.m., Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. H. Dale Brneg- gemann, 572 Spruce St., East Alton, a daughter, Julie, 5 pounds and 10 ounces, 2:46 a.m., Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Jane, 7, and Joan, 5. Mr. and Mrs, Louie R. Oreer, 186 Kingdom St., Bethalto, a daughter, 8 pounds and 3 ounces, 2:03 a.m., Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Campbell, 1141 Harrison St., a son, 9 pounds and 1 ounce, 5:18 | SPEEDY 3 DAY SERVICE | »***• • • t Superior forpet Otom By BLUM BR0K fttefMffe Stuff Wrttrt A gleaming, modern cofftt shop was opened In St. An* thony's Hospital early this week, the product ot a mar 800 people, hundreds of willing pocketbooks, and an Immeasurable amount of prayer. The working hands came from the St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary which is well on its way to becoming one of the most remarkable organizations in this section of the state. The coffee shop, a $5,000 investment, will serve meala through most of the day to em- ployes, visitors and even "up" patients at no profit. Gentle Drive The auxiliary did the job with a gentle kind of aggres* siveness that already has gained for the hospital on the hill a $2,400 organ for its chapel, a $300 adding machine, a $600 oxygen tent and accessories, other equipment for the office, decorations for the lobby, and that always usable cash donation. The auxiliary members have done this while doing other things. As a juggler with two vast props, they have on one hand pushed projects to win equipment, good will and money for their hospital and with the other they are performing duties of the Pink Ladies, that institution of American hospitals. The growth of St. Anthony's Auxiliary is one of its most striking achievements. Four short years ago the membership stood at 135. Today it is 466, more than 150 of them non-Catholics. Come from All Over Asked from where the women come, Mrs. William E. Newman, the president, said that they come from all over, and in all ways, -and all become subject to a devotion for the afflicted. They help at the information desk, they walk elderly patients, they fill water pitchers, they fluff pillows, straighten sheets, deliver mail and flowers, escort patients, sew, laundry mark clothing, and now they will serve in the coffee shop. Some volunteer four hours of work a month and others as much as six days a month. They average more than ?2 hours a day. They aren't lonely women, frustrated ones, or those neglecting their homes. "These are the women who have been moved by a whisper inside them that says there is more to spending time than killing it," Mrs. Newman says. They Gain Help Some learn that although they came to help they gain p.m., Friday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Jame* W. Cherry, 1450 Eighth St., Cottage Hills, a son, 7 pounds and 5 ounces, 11:37 p.m. Friday, Wood River Township Hospital. Elder children Joyce, 11, Jerry, 3, and Michael, 2. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Stoph- enson, 218 Louella St., Godfrey, a daughter, 5 pounds 1 ounce, 8:44 p.m. Friday, Wood River Township Hospital. Elder children Ricky, 3, and Sherry, 1. Beauty Tips If your crowning glory Is thinning, provide some camouflage by shampooing your hair every other day. Clean hair is fluffy and gives the illusion of a more luxurious growth. Sewing Job Pink Ladies work in the solarium mending hospital clothing. Standing, left Mrs. J. J. Jehle and Mrs. Frank Kratschmer, and at the machine is Mrs. August Nolte. This is a projection of the old church sewing circle.—Staff Photo. help. Their rewards are in giv- is one of our best workers." open our hearts to the sick that ing service and the result is a feeling of well being that only such experience can generate, she said. One woman, not long ago, volunteered as a St. Anthony's Pink Lady. After her first interview one of the older members called Mrs. Newman, worriedly reporting that she believed the recruit was ill, "perhaps with palsy." "It wasn't palsy at all," the auxiliary president said, "but a nervousness that was acute. Her husband died unexpectedly and she lived alone for months trying to struggle through her loneliness to normalcy." She was failing at the job when she thought of the Pink Ladies. Her first asignment on floor duty did not work out because it placed her too close to misfortune. She was transferred to the hospitality group where she fought her battle. "Later she asked to be returned to the floor and now Mrs. Newman said. The woman herself summed it up. "All you have to do is find someone else who has conquered her troubles," she said. Tbe Nuns Behind the job of the auxiliary is the benign ever-presence of the nuns, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, or as they are fondly called, "The Franciscan Sisters." Mrs. Newman said that the Pink Ladies step into another world when they touch the lives of these other, more fully dedicated women who labor relentlessly for the afflicted. Only this week some of the newer auxiliary members glimpsed this world when a funeral director sent flowers to the hospital for the "coffee shop open house." They didn't reach there. A nun gently intercepted them and guided them to the chapel altar. "No one would think to pray for the soul," ,she said. The new members learned that when funeral directors, as they often do, send excess f lowers to the hospital at the request of the bereaved, the nuns place them at the foot of a statue or at the altar and, until they are wilted, say a prayer for the dead person each time they pass the bouquet. Who would have known to pray for the departed soul whose bouquet went to the open house tea table? Nans' Example "It is this world of dedication and devotion, fused with tender humility, that gives us What man would rather ask directions than drive around i our example and makes us Why It's Hard for Men To Understand Women By RUTH MILLETT Newspaper Enterprise Assn. No wonder men find it hard to understand women— • What man, having found exactly the suit he wanted, would walk all over town just to make sure no other store had something he might like just a little better? • What man would walk into a store and buy something, knowing chances were he would return it the next day? • What man would b« upset If he got to a party and discovered that another man was wearing a rait exactly like his? • What man would ever look into a closet filled with clothes and say pitifully, "I haven't got a thing to wear"? are cared for by these nuns," Mrs. Newman said. The auxiliary president said that the hospital could he run handily by the sisters without the help of the Pink Ladies out the volunteer work permits the nun to give an added measure of professional care and attention to each of her charges. With the launching of the latest venture. . . the coffee shop . . . the auxiliary is seeking other ways to serve St. Anthony's. Successful Bazaar Its methods of raising funds for these projects lacks singularity but nothing else. They give a tremendously successful bazaar each August (last year they made $3,500) and one day a year they sell advertising over Radio Station WOKZ and keep the proceeds. Other money comes from membership dues and donations. Mrs. Newman tells of the time she wrote an article about the organization for the Telegraph and a woman in California read it and sent the auxiliary $500. "So I figure I was paid five hundred dollars for the story," she said. The Summing Up No end of what the Pink Ladies can do is in sight. Eaah day, acts of kindness and labors of love, and the soft padding of the nuns accompanied by the more worldly step of the Pink Ladies goes on at St. Anthony's. Once a visitor said, "There's more than brick and mortar at St. Anthony's — in some way they've managed to capture the sou) of the man within the walls." RUG & CARPET CLEANING THE MODERN WAY • (Mini) Aituntli Rif Olimlni Huklm • AvttMtlt Rif llnr • Avttnutli Kn| Ovttir • Hut 0titr«IM Orylig RM« 'for half an hour looking for a street or highway sign? • What man would buy a gift without the foggiest notion of whom he was going to give it to? • What man would ever think he could subtract years from his age and get by with it? 0 What man would, without any shame at all, discuss his wire's shortcomings with his men friends? • What man would bother to try to make his wife think that she actually thought up one of hlt> bright Ideas? 4 What man could spend half a day shopping without buying anything and not consider his time wasted? 0 What man's favorite topic of conversation is his children and their doings? • What man would exchange a present his wife gave him- because he would rather have something else? • What man ever waits to break bad news to his wife until (she is in a happy, relaxed frame of mind? • What man ever complains that his wife never talks to him? Expert Carpet Cleaning! RIGHT IN YOUR HOME! SQUARE ONLY 8' FOOT tOo PER SQ. FOOT IF FURNITURE MUST BE REMOVED Joe Stork Cleaners 2705 Godfrey Rood Phone HO 6-3511 1 z Z MAX STEINDEl, Conductor . . . Featuring . . MORLEY MEREDITH, e«"ton« Stir, New Y«rk Optra Co., Televiiion, Radio and Concert $t«9« PROGRAM Overture to Oberon, "8» vuo» baJJare", "Non plu andrai" von Weber Mozart Mr. Meredith from "The Jewels of the Mi4opna" , Woll-Feriari IntwoMMM I and Al-agonaise, InUrnitwo, Seguidilla, if the Toreadores, Danse Boheme from Carmen Buet VM fvwiing Star from Tannh*u«er Crt4e from Otallo Verdi Wl? Ovtrtur*. int Jf, Hijfc School Mr. Meredith Admiuio* $1,10 and 60c Monday, April 17 8.15 P.M. Coffee Shop Service Pink Ladies are in a new role in their recently opened coffee shop which represents an investment of about $5,000. Behind the counter, left, Mrs. Orville Schoeck and Mrs. John Crowe serve Mrs. Homer C. Franke, a visitor.— Staff Photo. Plenty of Attention Vincent Ryan receives plenty of attention from the Pink Ladies at St. Anthony's Hospital. Mrs. Joseph Wickenhauser Jr. gives the patient a drink while Mrs. B. F. Ward fluffs his pillow.—Staff Photo. It's Easy to Be Slim on Budget By ALICIA HART NEA Beauty Editor Did you know that it's fur easier on the budget to be slim? This is true for several reasons. Plump or fat people eat more, of course, and thus spend more for food. But that's just the beginning. The prettiest clothes and. therefore the biggest fashion bargains come in small sizes. A woman who is really over- weight has to pay more for clothes that are neither here nor there in relation to fashion. Her shoes wear out faster and must be i-epalred and replaced often. The same thing is true of lingerie and foundation garments. Hosiery, too. And the upholstered furniture in her home won't last as long or look as well. For people who are careful about money, this alone should be an incentive to lose .weight. Invariably, the woman who loses weight begins to look both younger and prettier. If she is careful about the rate at which she takes off weight and takes care of her skin while she diets, she should find many rewards awaiting her at the end of her diet. WE JUST OPENED OUR FIRST SAVINGS ACCOUNT... WE'LL EARN Per Year INSURED UP TO $10,000.00 ASSETS OVER 19 MILLION HtOH SAVINGS & LOAN Ttmper«irlly U««t*d it *»? I,

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