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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 3, 1968
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PAGE A40 ALTON EVENING WEDNESDAY, JULY 3,1968 Salad Centers on Fresli Cherries Juicy fresh sweet cherries grave this cooling summer salad for a refreshing warm-weather treat. This luscious fruit is combined with tender pieces of chicken and tossed with a French dressing, piqquant with lemon and orange juice. Encircling the cherry chicken salad is a ring mold of grated cucumber with mayonnaise in a creamy cottage cheese base. Nippy onion and lemon juice combine with crisp walnuts and chopped celery to accent the snowy mold. Fresh sweet cherries from the orchards of the Northwest are famous for their showy jewel tones. Full of sweet flavor, they make their debut the last week of June and are on the market until early August. Cherry Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cheese Ring ;2 cups fresh sweet cherries; 2; cups cubed cooked chicken; salad greens; cucumber cheese ring; piquant dressing. Pit and halve cherries. Combine chicken with cherries and toss gently with enough piquant ressing to coat lightly. Place in center of cucumber cheese ring which has been lined with A Lovelier You greens. Serve additional dressing on the side. Piquant Dressing: Combine % cup salad oil with 2 tablespoons wine vinegar, 14 cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, dash of pepper and 1 teaspoon chopped capers. Shake well to mix. Makes about 1 cup. Cucumber Cheese Ring 1 tablespoons (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin; % cup cold water; ^ teaspoon salt; 1 medium pared cucumber; 3 cups cream style cottage cheese; % cup mayonnaise; 1 tablespoon chopped green onion; % cup finely chopped celery; 2 tablespoons lemon juice; % cup Household Hints Does your cutting board have an onion, garlic or fish odor that annoys you? Cut a lime in two and rub the smelly surface with the cut side of the lime, squeezing it as you rub. Even a vegetable brush or sponge that has been used in the kitchen perks up and loses any odor when dipped in lime juice. Just rinse with tap water afterwards. broken walnuts, toasted. Soften gelatin in water. Add salt. Heat and stir over low heat till gelatin dissolves. Halve cucumber and scrape out seeds. Grate or put cucumber through food chopper, using fine blade. Drain cucumber. Beat cottage cheese and mayonnaise together until well blended. Stir in dissolved gelatine. Add cucumber, onion, celery, lemon juice and w'alnuts. Pour into a 5-cup ring mold. Chill several hours or overnight until set. Unmold and serve with cherry chicken salad in center. Makes 8 servings. Miss Cope Graduates Frojn Nursing School Miss Susan Marie Cope, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cope of Woodburn, was one of 33 graduates of James Ward. Thome School of Nursing of the Passavant Memorial Hospital in .Chicago. Miss Cope graduated in ceremonies in June on Northwestern University campus. Keep Your Necessities Packed By MARY SUE MILLER There's many a slip in packing for weekends. Own up, how often have you left some essential beauty or grooming aid behind? Unsettling, isn't it? One solution is to compile and "file" a list of your needs, and then refer to it when packing. Another method is to keep your necessities packed, ready to travel. This latter course saves both oversights and time, particularly if you are constantly a-go. For the purpose use a train case, toiletries kit or safari bag. Stock it with a set of the cosmetics and groomers you require on junkets. Either fill UJhoct hcxve I -forgotten? small plastic containers from stores on hand, or purchase sample sizes w'nen obtainable. Look about, too, for familiar products especially packaged for traveling—in plastic tubes, individual foil envelopes, pocket-size aerosols. All such save space, weight and spill. When carrying non- spillproof items be sure to seal tops with plastic mending tape. See-through plastic bags of the kitchen variety make excellent protective covers and carriers. For hairbrush and rollers, f'rin- stance. The cosmetics and toiletries you pack are of course a personal matter. But it is recorded that a toothbrush, dentifrice and suntan product are most often among the missing. So take care in outfitting your kit and do replenish supplies right after every jaunt. - Then you won't miss a thing. BEAUTY KNOWS NO AGE Some women age before their time; some retain their youthful beauty and charm. Why? The secrets of non-stop attractiveness are revealed in "Beauty Knows No Age." Advice covers ways to a youthful figure, skin and hair; to fluttering make-up, hairstyles and fashions. For your copy write to Mary Sue Millpr in care of the Alton Telegraph, enclosing a self- addressed, stamped envelope and 25 cents in coin. Ann Landers Her Coffee Bad to Last Drop ' Ann Landers. DEAR ANN: I'll come right to the point and not try to make excuses for myself. The plain truth is that I have been married for four years and I do not know how to make a decent cup of coffee. I have blamed s the pot, the j water, the brand j of coffee, and j finally, the stove, j I have gone from J percolator to] drip to electric to | the open potj method. I've tried s nine different ; brands of coffee and have even bought coffee beans and ground them myself. The results are the same. Rotten coffee. What is wrong with a woman who can bake a Danish torte and prepare baked Alaska but can't make a good cup of coffee?—HATE MYSELF DEAR SELF: The simplest things are the one that can drive a person nuts. I know how you feel. I can't make Jello. I don't know what you are doing wrong, but perhaps some of the great coffee makers in my reading audience wiH come up with some homey hints. How about it, girls? If there's a coffee secret out there, please spill it. * * * * DEAR ANN: What I have to say will apply to thousands of married children, nor just our own. I hope I can express well enough so you will print my letter. A few weeks before Christmas, our anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and so on, the phone calls start — first from the daughters, then the daughters-in-law. They all ask, "What can we buy you?" Of course I can't tell them that what we really want is not for sale. An invitation to a family meal with everyday chatter would be more delicious than a seven-course banquet in the finest restaurant. An offer to drive us to town once in a while so we wouldn't have to fight the heavy traffic and park in a lot and feed meters w'ould be pure heaven. Even a 10-minute phone call that is not a request to babysit, but a call just to visit, would be a rare treat. What a joy h would be if our children would ask us to join them at the theater one night, or the symphony, or a movie- just knowing they thought of us would be a lift. I guess what I'm trying to say is thoughtfulness and consideration are the best gifts of all. — MARRIED 40 YEARS DEAR MARRIED: Thanks for your letter. And to the married kids in the reading audience I Cooking Cues A piece of lemon dipped In salt—or hot vinegar and salt- will remove corrosion from brass. This is an old-fashioned method but it can be adapted profitably to small ornaments of miniatures that are difficult to clean. To steam a vegetable, place it in a perforated pan over boiling water. Steaming is a good method to use for all vegetables except such strong flavored ones as onions and cabbage. say, "If the shoe fits—wear It." * * * * DEAR ANN: I :.m in love With a married man. It all started innocently. When he told me he loved me, I knew I loved him, too. The third time we went out of town together he admitted he was married, so you see he is honest. His marriage was a shotgun type. He never loved his wife and they have been living like brother and sister for two years. He decided to get a divorce a year before I came along. I want to marry this man but I don't want people to think I broke up his marriage. How can I protect my reputation? —MISS D. DEAR D.: If the marriage is dead and you don't want to be accused of killing it, don't want to be accused of killing it, don't hang around the corpse. Ten him when he's a free man to call you up. And don't hold your breath waiting for the prone to ring, Baby. * * * * .Unsure of yourself on dates? What's right? What's wrong? Should you? . Shouldn't you? Send for Ann Landers' booklet "Dating Do's and Don'ts," enclosing with your request 35 cents In cojn and a long, self-addressed stamped envelope. Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her In care of Alton Telegraph, enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. To Mark 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riggs of 332 Corbin St., Bethalto, will be honored at an open house in observance of their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. The couple wfll receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bethalto City Hall. Mr. Riggs retired 10 years ago from Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., where he was employed in the power plant. He and the former Miss Ruby Snider of Decatur were married on July 7, 1928, in Decatur. The open house will be given by their children, Mrs. John Stosky of Hartford; James and Douglas Riggs of Bethalto; and Fred Riggs of Wood River. There are five grandchildren. Engagement Announced Gray-Kimball Date Set Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Kimball of Fallbrook, Calif., are MISS KIMBALL announcing the engagement of their daughter, Janet Gail, to F. Lyndell Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Gray of 3501 Seminary St. The bride-elect is doing postgraduate Work on her doctorate degree and teaches in Sweetwater Union High School district in Chula Vista, Calif. Mr. Gray graduated from Alton High School and is a graduate of La Salle Extension University. He is comptroller and assistant administrator of Bay General Hospital, Chula Vista, and the Mission Convalescent Hospital, San Diego. He has also served three years as a seaman apprentice with the Navy. The couple will be married in Chula Vista on Aug. 2. MISS GUTIERREZ Mr. and Mrs. John Gutierrez of 2808 Residence St., are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Candy; to Cecil Edward Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Payne of Rte. 1, Bethalto. The couple will be married in September. Miss Gutierrez attended Alton Hig'i School, and is attending Kitwniller Beauty School. Her fiance graduated from Civic Memorial High School, and is employed by the Reliance Rock Quarry. ' f Coolers in Patriotic Motif Pay Tribute to A Patriot By IDA BAILEY ALLEN Thursday happens to be the birthday of one of the most beloved figures the American theater has ever known, George M. Cohan. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, July 4, 1878, and his career, which spanned almost five decades, as actor, dancer, singer, producer, composer and playwright, reflects his love and devotion to his country. Inspiring Music On Broadway, "George M!" is playing to packed houses, a tribute to the talents of this great man who made patriotism living and real. If you have the record, put on his great song, "You're a Grand Old Flag." and let the words and music reach your whole being . . . "You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag and forever in peace may you wave." AU-American coolers to enjoy While the fireworks sparkle: Measurements level COUNTRY CRANBERRY SHERBET (Makes 5 c.) 1 envelope unflavored gelatin % c. lemon juice 3 cranberry juice cocktail 2 c. buttermilk 1% c. sugar 1 tsp. ground nutmeg Sprinkle gelatin over lemon juice; let stand 5 min. Place over low heat and stir until gelatin dissolves. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves; pour into a freezing container and freeze until mushy. Poor mixture into bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. Return to freezer and freeze 1% to 2 hr. CRANBERRY SPRITZER 4 c. cranberry juice cocktail, chilled 1 can (6 oz.) frozen concentrated lemonade, undiluted and thawed Ice Cubes Chilled ginge rale Mix cranberry juice and lemonade. Pour this mixture over 2 or 3 ice cubes, half-filling each of 6 tall glasses. Fill glasses with ginger ale and stir well. Garnish with lemon slices. Serves 6. CRANBERRY-APPLE SHAKE 2 c. cranberry-apple drink 1 pt. lemon sherbet, softened Place ingredients in blender or mixing bowl. Run blender or beat with rotary beater until sherbet is thoroughly blended with the cranberry-apple drink. Pour into glasses and serve to 6 at once. THE CHEF'S SARDINE- CUCUMBER SALADETTES Peel chilled, crisp cucumbers, slice thin and arrange in layers in a bowl with a mild onion, also sliced very thin. Stir in 1 tsp. salt. Cover and chill 1 hr. Press out any liquid. Place in salad bowl; dust with white pepper and stir in 3 tbsp. minced parsley and '£ c. thin- sliced red radish. Add mild vinegar to almost cover, and chill again. Drain and arrange in nests of lettuce. Top each serving with small spoonful of mayonnaise and garnish with a sardine. Miss Zangori Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Sam Zangori of 794 Berry Road, Wood River, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann, to A.l.C. Albert J. Sorrentino, son of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Sorrentino of Rockville Centre, N.Y. Miss Zangori is a 1966 graduate of Roxana High School, attended Southern Illinois University for two years, and is employed by the Peavey Flour Mills. Her fiance graduated from York schools in 1964, and attended Cathedral University of Washington D.C. before entering the Air Force. He is stationed at Cannon Air Base, N.M. The couple is planning an October wedding. MISS ZANGORI The Grower's Art... Gardening By Fred Clausen There is a difference. Many of the letters I get deal with damage that has been dpne to trees. After the damage is done it is usually too late to remedy it for that season. A professional anticipates trouble and uses preventive measures, thus minimizing trouble. I real- jge of course that the average homeowner is not able to do that, and also if a person has only a few trees he has planted himself he feels more attached to them than the man who b|s acrej of stuff to worry ab>ut, Jn a nutshell, prevention & better than a cure. But keep yfur leJLte|6 coming, and I'll ' ' now one of the 'most im- items on the agenda to wajter young trees, and give enough. And don't forget trees planted along the street front of your house. The city to go over then} every so but they are busy with things, and if you help so the better. In watering own flowers give them a wh.w you do end " ' then let them go for a while. This is better that to water a little every night. If you have a berry patch old canes should be cut out after bearing and new canes have the tip pinched out. If a strawberry patch is overgrown you can set the lawnmower high and cut and rake the top off so you can better see to clean the row. If you see trees with golden flowers, they are Golden Rain Trees. One of the few summer blooming trees we have. * * * t Mr. Clausen: What is wrong with my tomatoes this year? I set them out about April 15- Most of them are very large but have only small tomatoes on them, far from being ripe. Is there too much manure la toe ground, or were they plant" ed at (be wrong time? A Reader. ANSWER: No such a thing as the wrong time to plant tomatoes if the frost doesn't get them. Canning tomatoes are a later type to ripen so it depends m wbat variety you have. Also an overfed plant tends to make growth at the expense of fruit setting. You will get tomatoes in time.. Here is my opinion on tomatoes: It doesn't pay to raise your own plants, and don't use your own seed from last year's fruit. Growers of plants sold at stores buy only disease resistant strains of seed. * * * * Mr. Clausen: Will you tell me the names of the leaves from outdoor plants, sample enclosed? Also, may they be trimmed back close without injuring them? A, G. K. ANSWER: No One. Unles I anv badly mistaken, you sent a shoot from a Forsythia, (Golden bell) growing in dense shade, hence the long toternodes. Number Two is a Virburnum (Snowball family) of which there are many members. Cut' back golden bell now and it will still bloom some next year, but correct time is soon after bloom. The Viburnum makes flower V, buds at the end on new growth this fall, so if you trim it back now you will lose next year's flowers. My guess is that your plant will have clusters of white flowers followed by red berries turning black, Berries relished by the birds. * 4 * * Dear Sir: I have a smoke tree eight years old, and it puts out blooms in the spring then they all dry up. It has never matured nor put out any mist. What's wrong? M Nollon. ANSWER: Smoke trees grown from seed vary much in the amount of 'smoke* they make. The good ones are grown from cuttings of selected trees or sometimes grafted. These plants cost more but are worth it. So, sorry to say, you have a poor type of seedling. # * * * air. Clausen: I m sending two leaves (row sjjver Maple trees that I would like your opinion of. '' I have looked for ants, bugs and beetles but can't find any. The tree is in its third year and looks healthy. I have sprayed it all over with "Black Flag" spray. Godfrey Reader. ANSWER: So many bugs come out at night to eat on plant leaves and are gone by morning, and some just eat the top or bottom layer o fthe leaf leaving spots that are unsightly but otherwise don't hurt the tree. I do not know Black Flag. Is it for bugs around the house or for plants? If you want to spray, use Malathion with a little arsenate of lead in it, Or simply pick off the few leaves that are effected. * * * * Mr. Clausen: We nave a young hard maple about 4% inches in diameter at the lower trunk. It has been growing in Its present location about five yean, TW* early summer it developed kwg gpiite In the bark extending from .the ground in its present location about five years, This early summer It developed toig split* in the bark eiteading from the ground into the lower branches. There are quite • few ants ta the tree but no other Insects. The tree is still, green and has made considerable grovvth. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. I. w; Larson. ANSWER: Splits are caused from tree growing faster than bark expanded due to extra moistures we had this year. We often find this in nursery plantings. Buy a can of tree paint and paint the splits with it or get some tree wrap paper and wrap the trtunk of the tree from ground to top. * * * Dear Fred: All our oak trees of this variety, sample enclosed, bave a lot of dry leaves OB them. We are afraid the trees are going to die. Can you tell us wbat Is wrong, aid if we em do anything for them? Irwln .Wiener*, ' •; ANSWER: You had an. Infection of mtyes • on the trees at the time they budded out hence the crippled effect - on the leaves. Mites have a tendency to build up where D.D.T. has been used for spraying. Did anyone spray with that in your neighborhood? Next spring spray the trees with a miUcide, such as Sevin, just before and again after the buds break. No remedy for the damage done this year. ,» * •* * Mr. Clausen: I have had trouble aU spring with my roses breaking. They break down at tbe bottom of thei plant and fall over and die. One has died as a result of aD the canes breaking off. Would liine or epsom salts help to harde* them, It's not Just one bed but all of them and they have had different ferMlUers, etc. - Mrs, William ANSWER; Never heard of roses breaking down like that. Will make two guises: U) that they ace planted way too high, in whig)) case I would recommend a 'mPle hill' of dirt being filled in around each plant for T ' ' • the summer, and then perhaps this fall plants be dug up and reset at the right depth; (2) that you have a big dog that chases through the plants and break them down. I can think of no other causes. * » * * Mr. Clausen: Enclosed is a plant I have growing in my yard. I bought It from a nursery believing it to bo peciwln- We but someone tells me It is myrtle. Can you tell what it is? It doesn't grow tall, just creeps along and takes root again. It has a flat blue flower. Hope you can clear this up for me.— M, Medhurst. ANSWER: Both names are right. Plant Is Vinca minor, also called Periwinkle and trait* ing Myrtle, It is perhaps the best evergreen ground cover we have. One kind has white {lowers, Runners make roots at joints and these can be cut off an,d used for increase. »f you have u question pertaining end ft to Frea * to horticulture JftWfi« fcW wre

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