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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 9

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HOME & FAMILY TheDes Moines Register • Wednesday, Aug. 27,1'975 / Pa&e 9 Pressed glass from 1876 popular By RALPH and TERRY KOVEL Souvenirs are always part of a fair. The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 was no exception and there were thousands of types of souvenirs for the visitors. One popular item was pressed glass made on the grounds of the centennial exhibition by James Gillinder and sons. Visitors could watch while the glass was being made. The company made small busts of famous men and <• KNOW YOUR ANTIQUES •) pressed glass, including the "Liberty Bell" or "Declaration of Independence." The pieces pictured the Liberty Bell with the slogan "100 years ago, 1776-1876, Declaration of Independence." One of the platters also had the names of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The entire set of "Liberty Bell" glass is now in demand. There is a new version of the platter being made for the bicentennial with the dates 1776-1976. Q. How can I clean my soapstone?.. It has turned a greasy yellow-brown color. I know that you can't wash soapstone or it will dissolve. A. You can wash your soapstone in a mild solution of soap (not detergent) and water. Use more suds than water. A soft brush can be used if necessary. Some soapstone is naturally a greasy yellow-brown color. The colors vary from dark brown through all shades of reddish- or yellowish-brown. Q. I collect azalea pattern china. How can I get a full set of the dishes? A. The azalea pattern Noritake : china .was a premium offered by the Larkin Sqap Co. about 1915. It was made and sold for about 15 years. Over 70 different pieces were made, including the usual cups, plates and bowls. Azalea pattern was also made in candleholders, cake platters, children's sets and ashtrays. The pieces are marked""Noritake" or "Nippon." The decoration is the pink azalea flower with a gold edging. Q. How do I rope an old bed? What kind of rope do I use? A. Roping a bed requires a strong rope and strong arms. The rope is strung through holes or wound on pegs attached to the bed rails. The ropes are first strung the length of the bed. Then tha ropes are run across the i, Pl 1 te " ° r the 'P^ , BeH plate " was made of P"«*.|i» •» the 1871 centennial celebration. Other pieces la this pattern also were made. (National Arts and Antiques Festival, New York City.) width of the bed, weaving the rope over and under the lengthwise ropes. The finished roping makes a pattern ^of small rectangles. The rope must be tightened with a rope wrench and then knotted to hold. Most old rope beds are not being used with the ropes. A metal slat holder can be placed over the rails and a conventional mattress and springs placed on the bed. Q. "Wan-Eta Cocoa, Boston" is in raised letters on njy dark amber quart jar. A,. Your bottle dates from the 19201940 period. It was machine made and is found in clear, amber or blue-green glass. Current prices • Teddy Roosevelt campaign button, pictures Roosevelt, rose and banner "Velt," $50. • Wallace Nutting Print, ladies in bedroom, signed, 9%-inch frame, $30. • World War I brass German match box cover, $10. • Silvertone table radio, circa 1920, no speaker, $22. • Wicker table lamp, 18 Inches high, $75. • Avon Hoboken large olive green bottle, $50. • Two-seated surrey, completely rebuilt, fringed, $500. • General Electric refrigerator milk glass salt and pepper set, $35. •Mother-of-pearl satin glass basket, 6 inches high, 3V4 inches diameter, hobnail pattern, cased, cranberry, ruffled rim, $110. •Mickey Mouse tin paint box, paints utilised, $10. Book review "Treasures of America "and Where to Find Them" (Reader's Digest Association, $11.97) describes museums, buildings, historic sites and other places that intrigue antique collectors. Full maps are included to make this an aid in planning any trip. WAC vets gather, talk of good, old days By JIM SCHUTZE f> KrttM MiwtMMn DETROIT, MICH. - the old vets of the Women's Army Corps are afraid that the liberated WAC of today's "NOW" army may be a softie. "They couldn't take a bath In a helmet," said Mrs. Veronica Mazurek, 41, of Cleveland, Ohio, whp was a private first class in Korea. As veterans gathered here rccpnHy for their annual convention, they stopped off in the hotel suite of WAC- VET president Yvonne Hegegus for drinks and war stories. Miss Hegedus, 64, of Cleveland, Ohio, who served In New-'Guinea-, Australia, and Japan during and after World War II, said: "They're mollycoddling the girls today. ~ "We lived in tents jn the wilds of New Guinea. Now they have rooms with bedspreads and drapes and things like that," she said. New Army better But the consenses was that (he Army is a better place than ever for women today because women are allowed to do more. Dorothy Dickes, 5fi, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., who was a sergeant attached to General Eisenhower's headquarters in England, France, and Germany, said: "Any girl who isn't ~g5tng~on~to college is crazy not to join the service today. It's a great career." The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps was founded with 400 officers and 330 enlisted women in July, 1942. The word auxiliary was dropped a year later. At peak strength in 1945, there were more than 100,000 WACs at 225 Army bases in all the major theaters of the war. WACs were limited to unarmed office and service jobs then, but some did carry sidearms, and some were killed, according to Miss Hegedus. She said they pitched their own tents, dug their own latrines, and dodged their own bullets, and she isn't sure modrcn women, whom she calls "libbers," would,like that. "They don't have the stamina that the older girls had," she said. Mrs. Wilma Vogol, 81, of Log An— gcles, was there at the gate when ihe first women entered the army at Fort Des Moines, la., in 1942. She was the first woman lo become a first sergeant in the Army. Two years later, When she had a son, she resigned as a first lieutenant. "Im proud of the hard times I had," she said. "But I think the WAC of today could do what we did if she had the incentive — if there were a war." Mrs. Vogel thinks womrn arr capable of cracking what is virtually the last harrier against them in the Army - the first line in battle. "You take other countries of the world," she said. "Their women are on thrfirsrtine's: — ........ — " " ~ ....... "We're just as good as they are." Paralyzed Viet for drug sale CHILLICOTHE, MO. (AP) - A Vietnam veteran whose legs are paralyzed was sentenced to 20 years after he was convicted of selling a "dime bag" of cocaine. A jury in Livingston County Circuit Court convicted Bobby Long of Brookfield, Mo., after deliberating about an hour and 20 minutes late Monday. Judge Kenneth R. Lewis sentenced Long. Long, who is in his 20s, testified from a wheel chair as the only defense witness; and under cross-examination it was brought out that he got a pension of $1,600 a month from the government for his disability. The defendant was among those named in 14 indictments returned by a Linn County grand jury after a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper worked as an undercover narcotics agent. , Trooper E. N. Moses testified that Long sold him a foil package of cocaine on Mar. 2, 1974. Moses said he made the buy at Long's home in Brookfield with $10 provided by the highway patrol. Prosecuting Atty. Robert 0. Smith said it was a "dime bag" sale in the Jargon of narcotics dealers. Potatoes a la Heloise Hints from Heloise Dad's undoing: of a dumb rule By HELOISE CRUSE Dear Folkst Knock, Knock! So many of us don't have a big family anymore. Kids have moved away and there's only Mom and Pop left. Newlyweds are only two and what with the bachelors and bachelor- ettes, widows and widowers who just don't take the time to bake a good hot supper when we get home! Well, I learned a good one for you that's quick and easy and also inexpensive. And way out on cloud nine. It's potatoes a la Heloise. And THAT gal must have had a screw loose when she figured this one out but I'll tell you how good I think it is. I've made different versions of It everyday for five straight days and haven't tired of it yet. And I'm pick- lest. •I had opened a canned ham and poured all the juice out of it into a jar thinking "next week I'll cook a pot of beans" with it. While slicing that cold- dreary canned ham to make a cold ordinary "sammich" again, all of a sudden I thought about au grat potatoes that Mother used to make. Why not have a good hot supper Instead? So I got out an ovenware casserole dish and poured the ham juice in it. Added salt and pepper and some cornstarch (about one spoonful). If you have none, flour will do ... then stir. I didn't want to take the time to peel the potatoes or wait for them to cook 45 minutes. I ran to the pantry and grabbed a can of small new whole Irish potatoes (one can serves two or three people beautifully), drained 'em and sliced them with my egg slicer! I sliced one small onion as thin as I could and layered the potatoes then onion, then potatoes then onion, then potatoes and onion, etc. until the casserole was full. (Save a few extra potatoes and a bit of onion and I'll tell you about that in a minute.) Pour that ham juice over the stuff until it is just nearly to the top. If you hain't got enuf, add some water, folks. Throw this in the oven which has been preheated. And if you have a little electric one, for heaven's sake use it. It's cheaper and takes less time to heat. Takes about 30 minutes. Now, back to the cold ham. Slice off a hunk and top it with a little oleo and plop in a pan. Cover with foil. Stick both in the oven at the same time. I also wrapped a few slices of but- tered bread which I had wrapped in foil tightly and added that- about ten minutes later. Your hot supper is ready In no time at all. You've spent less than 10 minutes preparing this whole thing and you have a HOT dinner kit for a king. Don't use jelly glasses and that chipped plate to serve it on, honeybees! Try your best. When you die, your family certainly will. Now back to those few leftover potatoes and that piece of onion you saved. Get out your grater and grate the few leftover tiny potato/* and that piece of onion. Add salt and papper and toss. Put this in your refridge because you are going to fry it In patties after you cook that bacon or sausage next time for breakfast. No sweat at all, just grab some and shape into a patty and fry. Isn't that great? You would never take the time to do it for yourself if It weren't there. Now for variations of "a la": After all the juice from the ham was used, "Heloise I and II" (that's my daughter) were mighty hungry for some more, so I used water and three beef bouillon cubes for the next batch instead of ham juice. .Next day we used chicken bouillon cubes. So different... , One night we had porkchops and saved that lovely skillet with all the drippin's and made our own pork bouillon sauce from that. Ummmm! Then we learned something else. Cheese! Most folks put this on top of a casserole. Don't. It will get too brown. After your casserole is half full, then put your cheese here and cover with the rest of your potatoes. This way it's melty, soft and chewy. Hey, if you have no bulk cheese grated do try Parmesan like we use 01 spaghetti. It suffices if your taster turns thataway ... And I guess about the best dadgum thing we tried was slicing a piece of celery thinly and putting that in. Always add any bits of leftover meats you have. It's sure a great way of stretching a shoestring. Remember when we used to tie those back during the Depression? And $o it goes. Blessings upon you and yours and let's hope we both live to meet each other again in tomorrow's paper. lov«, Htlolst Strictly for Dads By CHARLIE SHEDD Ever make a dumb rule and wish you could back away from it? You laid down the law. But before long, you realized you'd overdone it. Yet how could you back-pedal and still save face? Today's column is a pat on the back for a dad named Wally. The Bible tells us "He who humbles himself shall be exalted." And I would like to exalt this guy a bit. He also has something to teach those of us who come down too hard and need a way out. It was a picnic. Family affair. All the relatives and some friends. Danny was living it up. Danny is Wally's 9- ycar-old. The problem right now: Danny was head of the crew throwing sand at the girls. So much fun. Watch them run. Hear-them scream. Listen to their wailing. So Wally decided to put a stop to it. Pronto. In his sternest voice, he sent his son to the car. "Go there. Stay there. All afternoon." Sometimes when relatives and friends are watching, we do overreact, and Waliy had. He knew it the minute someone suggested a hike up the cliffs. Those interesting cliffs behind them offered a real challenge. And most of the tribe was set for the take-off. Only there was Danny in the car. No way Wally would leave him with so many strangers around." What could he do? What he did was to admit he'd blown it. Turning, Wally took the long walk to set the captive free. It's always a long walk for a dad to say, "I made a mistake. I'd like to undo it." Most of us operate a bit (maybe a lot) out of the "perfect" complex. W« want so much to do things right we overtry. This makes us tense and it does the same for everyone around us. We've come a long way when we can say, "I'm not perfect, and I know it." It's also a great day for our family. Tomatoes are in tune The newest recording group in the music world has an unusual twist-it consists of nothing but plants. A company called Sounds Reasonable attached electrodes to the leaves of various flowers and shrubs and then recorded the resulting "music." The first recording titled "Stereo- fernic Orchestra" features a solo by a tomato plant. According to officials at the company, tomato plants have the strongest volcci in th« plant world. Mnrle Hay Mall Store Open Sunday SUITS fourth Floor Downtown Hi/to Merle Hay Mall SPECIAL PURCHASE! 3-Piece Wardrobers in Autumn Checks Kfgiilarl)- $10 JACKET + PA\TS 4- SKIRT ... a complete Fall wardrobe warm enough for brisk football weather and versatile enough to wear anywhere. Sporty checks with tie belt jackets in wool-polyester. Sizes 8 to 18. 1. Houndstooth checks on double breasted jacket, skirt with front pleat and straight pants Brown or Green checks. 2. Tiny checks on a single breasted jacket with slightly flared skirt arid sti night panl;. Brown. Win*

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