The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 19, 1959 · Page 23
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 23

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Sunday, July 19, 1959
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RAOINK MINDAY BULLETIN July 1«. 19S« i«e/|iflil# Adriana Stehouwer Observes, Comments on American Way of Life Represents the Netherlands in Farm Youth Exchange By Sandra Cota "Wonderful" is the adjective that crops up most often when blonde, attractive Adriana Stehouwer, whose home is near Rotterdam, the Netherlands, gives her impressions of the United States. Adriana, who is called Jeanne by her family, is in this country for six months on the International Farm Youth Exchange Program. Currently she is staying with the Archie Spriggs family, Kansasville. There are 150 "IFY's" from all over the world visiting the U.S. Each will visit a series of farm families for two week periods. Adriana and one other girl rep resent the Netherlands. Active in youth organizations for several years, Adriana was selected for tlie exchange program after taking a .series of examinations. The selections were made by farm, woman's and youth organizations and by Protestant, Catholic and neutral groups. Sailed to New York Adriana was notified of her selection in early April and left in May. The group sailed to New York, paying their own expenses. While in this country, their expenses will be paid by the American 4-H. They spent several days in Washington, D.C., "learning to be IFY's," and then Adriana made the trip to the Midwest by bus so that she could get an idea of the "bigness" of the country. Her first .stop in Wisconsin was at the University of Wisconsin agricultural office in Madison. She then spent two weeks on a potato farm at Rice Lake and two weeks on a dairy farm at Green Lake.' She arrived July 10 at the Sprigg's beef cattle farm. After a midpoint meeting with other IFY's in Nebraska, she will be in Mississippi until the end of November. Adriana's father operates a 125-acre dairy and diversified farm near Rotterdam, which is a big farm for the Netherlands, where the average is 25 to 30 acres. He raises mainly potatoes, sugar beets, wheat and peas. Adriana is the third of five children. An older brother lives in Africa and an older sister is married. Her younger brother attends agricultural college in winter and works on the farm in the summer. Her younger sister is 10. Studies I to youths over 18 years of age and centers on an educational, cultural and social program. She is sorry that the Netherlands has nothing comparable to the 4-H program, which has more practical applications, for lydunger groups. Birthday Adriana celebrated her 24th birthday anniversary Monday and was pleased by the prettily-wrapped gifts brought by guests invited to dinner in her honor. She comments that at home presents would be placed on her bed or at her place at breakfast, but would not be fancily wrapped. Also different is the custom of sending birthday cards. She notes that they have them at home, all printed in English, but nobody uses them. 9 The United States is much different than she expected it to be, Adriana says, but she| feels very much at home andj would like to stay permanently if it were possible. She finds our way of living very different in that everyone .seems to relax more and "take it easy." She notes that there is more concentration on "fun"—music, television ("those boxes")—and and that members of a family are much more inclined to go their own way. She feels that in the Netherlands families spend more time in each other's company. The mother seldom works outside the home, particularly in the country, and always is there when the children return from school. She comments that persons her age are more serious in the Netherlands, and spend evenings discussing world events, books they've read and other topics, instead of spending so much time on small talk. They also seem to be more interested in opera music, big orchestras and important talks. Area Differences •a Quite fluent in English, although she occasionally is puzzled about which syllable to accent in a word, Adriana studied French, German and English while studying home economics at a college in Rotterdam for two years. She also improved her languages while traveling in England, Italy and other European countries as a representative of different youth organizations. She next studied children's education for a year and then for two years worked for youth organizations. Her present job, which is awaiting her return to the Netherlands, is advising (demonstrating) at schools, exhibitions and shows the uses of the 400 household articles, particularly pressure cookers, made by the firm employing her. She travels throughout the country and likes the contacts with people in different occupations. The youth organization which Adriana worked. Adriana has noticed that just in different areas of Wisconsin the slang is completely different and she spends the first few days in each new "home" listening carefully. She finds that Wisconsin, which is five times as big as the Netherlands, looks completely different than her homeland, where all the land is flat. To those who have forgotten their geography lessons, she explains that "Holland" includes two of the Netherlands' 11 states and is not another name for the whole country. More than half of the country's 11,000,000 citizens live in Holland. She points out that the Netherlands is the most heavily populated country in the world, averaging 870 persons to a square mile. Adriana's hobbies are reading, music and sports, including swimming, sailing, water skiing, riding, tennis and midget golf (they don't have regular golf courses because the land is too valuable). Entirely new to her are picnics, with their hot dogs and hamburgers, and drive-in movies. Meals When Adriana is at home, her mother organizes the cooking and she does it. And, she comments, they always are busy in the kitchen, with no freezer-to-table meals and TV dinners. She also finds that Americans eat more rolls and sweets and have more variety fQfi'm their menus, tjiel Adriana's home, the daily on ually. Fry thin pancakes ?r 'o ?r .a'", .r ;e -;University Chaploms sauce, jam, jelly, rhubarb, pineapple or other choice as fillinf.; between pancakes. Decorate with slices of fruit. in the United States for six months on the International Farm Youth Exchange Program, Adriana Stehouwer, whose home is near Rotterdam, the Netherlands, presently is a guest at the Archie Spriggs home, Kansasville. While here she is observing the American way of life and giving talks they .have tea, chocolate, coffee or beer. As this week's Cook-of-the- Week, Adriana is sharing three family recipes with Sunday Bulletin readers. She is including that for appel beigueils (apple doughnuts), which are served only on New Year's Eve, and for flensjes taart (thin pancake tart), which is "special" on birthday anniversaries. The third recipe is that for sandkoe- kjcs (sand cookies), which are served with coffee. She comments that Dutch cooks don't bake as many different kinds of cookies as their American counterparts. Here are her recipes: APPEL BEIGUEILS (Apple Doughnuts) 1 lb. flour 1 pint or more milk Pinch of salt Apples 1 pkg. yeast Place flour, yeast and salt in bowl. Make well in flour and add milk gradually, beating constantly. Dough will be of medium consistency. Let dough rest. Ptbl, core and slice apples. Dip apple slices in dough and fry in deep fat at 370 degrees until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Raisins, currants and other fruit mixture may be substituted for apple slices. FLENSJES TAART (Thin Pancake Tart) 1/2 lb. flour 1 qt. milk 3 whole eggs Pinch of salt Filling Place flour and salt in bowl and add three eggs in well in flour. Beat and add milk grad- on life in her country. When she returns home, she will give talks on the U.S. Above left, she slices the flensjes taart (thin pancake tart) which is "special" on birthday anniversaries. For it, she stacked 10 thin pancakes with jelly, rhubarb and pineapple between the pancakes, in (he foreground is a plate of sandkookjes (sand cookies). At right, she entertains (he Spriggs family at the planov which she plays by ear. Adriana celebrated her 24th birthday annivcr.snry Monday. —.tniirtml-'PimM PhotM SANDKOEKJES (Sand Cookies) 1 lb. flour % lb. butter Vi lb. sugar Salt Mix butler, flour, salt and sugar together. Cut butter in; pieces. Mix with hand and' work dough into ball. Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. Bake 20 minutes in 300 degree oven. Suggest Sandals for Smooth Feet Visiting Middle East PHILADELPHIA — (/I'l The Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish directors of religi uu.s affairs at Temple University are vi.siting Israel to meet leaders of the three faiths the Middle East with a view toward furthering better understanding. The three are The Uev. John J. McHale, director of Temple's Newman Club; the Rev. Robert L. James Jr., director of Proloslanl religious activities on the campus; and Rabbi Shalom Segal, head of the university's B'nai B'rilh Hillel Foundation. Veteran Globetrotter Licia Albanese Says Plan Carefully, Travel Light NKW YORK — (i4') — Planjpre!eriibly one made of mug- your wardrobe and travel light is the advice of veteran globetrotter Licia Albanese, Metropolitan Opera soprano. Whether she is planning a long trip or an overnight journey. Miss Albanese suya, she "combines everything." "1 pick only one or two small articles to keep them fresh. Lingerie is rolled and spaced in hollow spots around th« sides of the luggage. nesium or some light weight metal—conlainijig as many other clothes as she feels she will need. When, however, Miss Albanese travels to Europe by ship, her luggage expands considerably. "On hoard ship 1 change every evening," she said. "But colors and use thom to comple-on. nrrival I leave many of my mcnt each other," said thejdresses at the firf.t hotel to be singer. "Thus the shoes and accessories match several PJGN (Country Youth Organization from the Netherlands), is organized on the provincial, area and state levels, It is open SPECIAL on UPHOLSTERING Complete — Includlnc Material • LOUNGE CHAIRS iCC Ai low at 99 • nAveNi'Oici'N HOA An low a< I^W VRKK KSTIMATKS liicliiditif Material Tihms Jnteriors 3117 Woihington Ave. Wei» Racine • ME 7-3723 schedule of meals begins when her father has tea and biscuits before beginning his day's work, Breakfast, which is served at 8:00, includes brown bread, eggs, ham and jam. The "break" at 10.00 includes coffee and cookies. Dinner, the warm meal of the day, is served at 1:00 and is likely to include soup, potatoes, fresh vegetables, apple sauce or fruit and pudding. At 3:00 the family has tea with choco late or biscuits and, if they like, coffee at 5:00. TJie 6:00 meal is much like breakfast, with meat, baked eggs or whatever the family wishes. At 8:00 Dishwashing Compound Makes Dacrons White How can dacron or dacron Summer is the time when the lumps and bumps produced by wearing closed shoes dis-l^.^^ „^ ^^^^ appear. This is due to the happy fact that most of usl''^"'^'^'^ take to open sandals, even in' ••'le^'? garments discolor or the city. turn yellow you can get the When they're given any con- soil out and restore whiteness sideration at all. feet quickly by soaking in a dishwashing recover from abuse and smooth compound, suggests Lenore out. You can help this process'Landry, clothing specialist at a(ong if you like. the University of Wisconsin. When you go to the beach. Use 1 cup of the compound walk along the water's edgejin one gallon warm water and barefoot. The sand acts like a pumice stone in smoothing out the rough spots. It's both healing and soothing. If you're used to wearing high heels, your legs will ache the next day. But this is neither seri- costumes." Luggage If she is planning an overnight trip, she uses only one slim piece of luggage. "It will hold all 1 need." .she continued. "Suppose I decide to wear a brown suit. Then 1 take two pairs of shoes— brown suede and a pair of brown • silk for dress. They match my brown and beige silk print for evening. I add my lingerie, my make-up and some jewelry. 1 take a small hat and carry a top coat, if necessary." For a longer trip, she'll add a good sized pullman— i picked up after my tour." Conserving Space She conserves space and avoids wrinkles by lavish use of tissue paper and transparent plastic wrap—cither to he used between dresses or around small hats. She also puts the wrap around shoes, gloves, flowers, jewelry and other let the garments .soiik over-lf^/l/H,;^ Q/ BibleS 1959 (Mifi are a$ hivalhtakingly low m our finanee mint ^^QQ ^HITI UK •MilBPllllll. Mamber r.D.I.C. night. Use an enamel contain-, m.- i cr. Then rinse undftr thejTopS MuSeum Display faucet for about 10 minutes. 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