Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - September 8, 1969, Lowell, Massachusetts
SUN '.By Miriam Demers Me. and Mrs. George looker of Littleton cele- brated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. .30 reception and open house held at their home.' Over .150 friends and relatives attended 'frpijiM over the United States. i-Mr. Tooker, now retired, was for more than an-employee of the United Elastic Cor- poration of Littleton and served as a member of the volunteer fire department.. Mrs. Tooker has been ah active civic and church worker in the com- munity of Littleton. MR. AND MRS. GEORGE TOOKER married 50 years The reception was attended by their three children and their families, Dr.. and Mrs. -Edwin W. Tooker and Carol of Palo Alto, Califi, Mr. and R. Deming, Martha, Joan and Lois of Square, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Lydia and Rachel, of Cannon Falls, Minn. The granddaughters assisted with the guest bo ok, and refreshments. Also present were Mrs. Tooker's sisters, Mrs. George Burt of Roselle, the brides- maid 50 years ago; Mrs. Alan-Ginty of Faknouth, and Miss Caroline E. Robinson of St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Tooker's sister Mr. andMrs. Benjamin S. Keyes, attended-'from 'Bradford, N.H.i One other member.-of; the original wedding party was present, Mrs. John Bates of Noank, who was flower girl. i1 Dut-of-state guests included Mr. and''Mrs. John Troy of Malvern, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Keyes, Jr., of Havre de Grace, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams and Mr. and Mrs. John Bates of Noank, Conn., Mr. and Mrs Roy Staveley of Hol- lis, N.H., Mr. and Mrs. Roger Small of Malvern, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sturdy of Palm Beach, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. John Sargent of Georges Mills, Howard G. Sargent of Ringe, N.H., Mr. and Mrs..Winthrop Puffer of Cape Coral, Fla., and Mrs. H. Q. McCollister of Vero Beach, Fla. A surprise 50th wedding anniversary dinner party, attended .by more than 80 relatives and friends was tendered for Mr. and Mrs. George S. Panagiotopoulos of Lowell, and Miami, Fla., by their children at a Pawtucket Boulevard restau- rant. ;In attendance and also being honored were their best man and his wife, Mr., and Mrs. William A. Athanas of Lowell. Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotopoulos were married July 6, 1919 in Ipswich, and have been residents, of Lowell since that time. They have been winter residents of Miami, for the past 18 years. The couple has four daughters, Mrs. Nicholas Matson of Boca Raton, Fla., Mrs. Costas Veniselos of Edgewater, N.J., Mrs. Demosthenes J: Mekras of Miami, Fla., Mrs. George Karras of Miami, Fla., and two sons, Aristomenes G. Panos of Lowell and Atty. Perry G. Panps of Tewksbury. They also have fifteen grandchildren. RSniit participants a 50fh wedding anniversary party. Left to right, Mrs. George S. Panagiotopoulos, Mr. Panagiotopoulos, celebrants; William Athanas, Mr. Athanas, the couple's best man and his wife. Mrs. Panagiotopoulos was attired in aqua silk brocade and gold accessories, and Mrs. Athanas was dressed in pink lace with silver accessories. Two money trees were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotopoulos by their children to be used for a forthcoming trip to their native. Greece. Many other lovely gifts were presented to them by their relatives and friends. Father Phillip Gialopses of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell blessed the cou- ple. Mrs. Toula Mekras, wife of Rev. Demosthenes J. Mekras, spoke in behalf of the brothers and sis- ters with William Athanas offering the toast. INSTITUTE PROGRAMS OFFER UtfPE AMP A USEFUL FUTURE- IN PIVIPUAL Green apple pie New White House housekeeper WASHINGTON, (AP) Miss Peggy Carey, new housekeeper at the best address in town, still hasn't met her new employers, but she is already working on ways to make White House life more pleasant for the nation's first family. Miss Carey, 55, of Long Beach, Calif., met with newsmen Thursday and talked of such things as the quality-of the pillows and pads for the beds and the type of wax used on the floors. The red-haired native of Chicago, a past president of the Hotel Greeters of America, said she plans to apply the trick's of the trade she picked up during more than 25 years of hotel housekeeping. MISS CAREY, who describes herself as being Irish-looking, wrote a letter applying for the job in July after reading that housekeeper Mary about four years ago by then- President Lyndon B. resigned. Miss Carey will take a-leave of absence from her job regional supervisory housekeeper offenders Successful return to society aim of Framingham institution By PAULA BEATRICE and NADINE COWDREY country is in an observer has noted, "because youth is losing ground. There is everywhere noticeable among the youngsters a disrespect for their elders and a contempt for authority in every form. Crime of all kinds is evident among our young people and vandalism is general. Is this the material to which the country must look for leadership This was written more than 4000 years ago by a discouraged Egyptian priest. So as one can see, the problem of delinquency and crime is not new. Crime has been and might always be sometimes prevalent in society, and the younger generation might always be scorned for-its lack, of social awareness and stability. Penologyqs the branch of criminology dealing with the method of punishment and the preven- tion of crime. The oldest form of punishment for crime was by execution of the; criminal. In primitive societies this'seemed the surest way to be rid of undesirable members of the community. Perhaps this method of freeing society of crimi- nals seemed acceptable at the appeared effective. But a revision was not far in coming and it was certainly necessary. In previous centuries those concerned with the criminals sought only to dispense with them, rather than' trying to understand their emotional and psychological problems. Since the latter part of the 18th Century, the aim of reforming the criminal has played an increasingly important part in prison systems. Instead of treating the prisoners with disrespect and cruelty, the tendency towards reforming the individual and his conduct and performance in society became the goal of prison officials. THE MASSACHUSETTS Correctional Insti- tute at Framingham was established by an act of the legislature in 1875, and was formally .opened in 1877. The institution now houses ap- proximately 160 women offenders between the ages of 18 and 65. The offenses of these women range from minor crimes to murder. Contrary to ganeral attitudes such an insti- tution is not a place to hide social deviators for an indefinite length of time in order to alleviate social embarrasment. It is a confinement geared for the rehabilitation of the individual to prepare her for re-entrance into society upon parole. Therefore the environment in which these women live is that of limited privileges based upon their behavior within the prison community. Being a community of sorts, the living quar- ters give the impression of a modernized college campus. Each girl has her own room to decorate as she wishes. The rooms themselves are identi- cal with the exception of the color schemes. Each cottage as the units are named, has .its own laundry rooms, kitchenettes, shower rooms, and lounge areas which may be used at the. discre- tion the correction officer. THE GROUNDS and the outdoor recreational facilities reflect the total concern of those in charge. That is to say the setting is one of complete involvement for the girls and the plea- sures to be gained by well planned diversions. Drug addicts and alcoholics are usually the hidden skeletons in society's closet but here there is a place for them. Drug offenders who are referred by the courts for proper treatments are given a ten-day trial commitment, after which time they are released if they are not truly addicted. However those who are proved to be addicted to drugs are in due process sentenced by the court and returned to the care'of the center. Since alcoholism is prevalent among the older members of the criminal society, a center has been set up for them. Treatment is also available to those who seek it voluntarily. Additional hospital facilities are available for all the women. There is a medical center, but those who have need of intensive hospital care are treated at the local hospital. The Massachusetts Correctional Institute has its own Educational Department which meets the educational needs of women from the fifth grade level to the more advanced strata of near col- lege level. Religious services are offered for any women seeking spiritual guidance. The women are not completely isolated from the community, because such organizations as the Friends of Framingham provide activities which include bazaars, cookouts and carnivals on holi- days. THROUGHOUT THE country, each state has its correctional institutes and or state prisons, but the degree of facilities and opportunities in charge. Another facet available to the members of the Framingham prison community is the Com- munity Work Program. This program provides the inmates with spending money prior to re- lease. They become part of the outside working class. This is a progressive measure incorpo- rated by the officials. This opportunity, given as a privilege, helps the girl to not only adjust socially to a working day, but also to earn the money to help her provide for herself upon release. Although by nation-wide standards this program new, at this particular institution the idea has been in effect for almost three-quarters of the century. 'Why don't itief think in terms of cause and effect? NEW YORK (UPI) That desk folder mark- ed "Why Don't is filling up again. Why don't they, for instance, stock super- market shelves so that frozen food sections are nearest the stores' checkout counters instead of more often, among the first sections in the traffic pattern. By the time a cart is full of all the other grocery needs, the frozen foods already are mushy. Why don't they make of long lasting elastic the fasteners for the. corners of mattress pads? A couple-of trips to the laundry aand the elastic is limp, while the pad still is good fr a long while. Why 'don't they take note of the thousanad who have allergy reactions to perfumes; give these some unscented detergents, soaps, bath; tissue, atcetera. THAT "WHY DON'T folder is as you know if you follow this column, a regular com- pilation of the complaints housewixes of the na- tion have against packaging and processing of foods and ther consumer products. The suggestions for improvement come from readers, while shopping, and from the regular compilations of complaints sent into National Family Opinion, Inc., a Toledo, Ohio marketing research firm with some women pane- lists. Why don't the supermarket chains get to- gether and standardize names for all cuts of beef? Why don't supermarket butchers cut steaks, es- pecially, of even thinkness, instead of thin at one end, heavy at the other. READERS WRITE this complaint frequent- ly-why don't they seal or fasten all food containers so they cannot be opced in the stores? One reader notes, "I've actually seen shoppers un- screw tops off baby food, sample or smell the contents, and return the jars to the shelf." Some other "why don't suggestions: Notch all the boilable food bags. Some are easily opened after heating the desired time; others require dangerous manipulation of a pouch full of heated foods. Pop spouts on the sides of boxes containing such as corn meal cream of wheat, wheat heart pancake the like for easy pouring and tight closing when not in use. Just make it generally easy to get all the contents out of a jar or package. For, as one reader wrote, "It's like the mustard king who said he didn't make money on what people used, but on what they didn't." Romantic look NEW YORK Part of the romantic look in feminine fashions.is oldfashipned smocking, now done by machine instead of by hand. The approved technique for keeping this decoration indented after laundering is to hold the two ends of the smocked section and snap it taut. The "dimples" will leap neatly into place. LAA classes.; open tomorrow LOWELL Art Association an- nounces the opening of .its initial class of the season tomorrow morning at the Whistler House, Worthen St. A class in oil painting under the direction of Ann Schecter will ba held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Also planned are classes in sculpture to be conducted by Ruth Levine, also on Tuesdays, morning or evening, as registration warrants. Additional classes in other media are also to be announced in the near future. All interest- ed are invited to call Mrs. Amy Woodfall, custo- dian, at the Whistler House at 452-7641. The LAA announces also that its it of the season in October will present the work of noted Andover painter David Sullivan: The LAA looks forward to a busy season under the new presidency of Dr. Robert Kal- deck. A variety of activities will be co-ordinated with the LAA's monthly lectures, demon- strations and exhibits. SERVING WITH DR. KALDECK for the 1969-70.season are Reginald Pawle as first vice president; Leo Panas, second vice president; 'Lawrence Loughlin, treasurer; Edith Burger, re cording "secretary; Ann Porter, corresponding secretary; Also serving on the board of directors are Helen Weld, Mrs. William McCarthy, Albert Santerre, Lydia Howard, John Goodwin, Mrs. Freeman Spindell, Arline Redman, Mrs. Vicki Demas, Theresa Dpnohoe, Mrs. Eustace Fiske, Mrs. Arthur Eno.'ahd Mrs. Charles Wilson. Miss Helena Abel has been named an honor- ;ary director. Heading the exhibition; committee will be Miss Helen Weld, assisted by Mrs. Frederick Schecter and Mrs. Calvin Burger. Serving on the hospitality committee are Mrs.' Woodfall, Mrs. John Goodwin and Miss Redman. The ways and means committee, now' ar- ranging an antique show held later in the season, includes Mrs. Fiske, Mrs. Spindell, Mrs. Ruth Levine, Miss Stella and Mrs. Eia Ploubides. Billerica reunion v BILLERICA The Billerica Memorial High School class of 1959 will hold its 10-year reunion at a Billerica steak house on Saturday, Sept. 27. An exciting evening is anticipated and "a large turnout expected. The following classmates still have not been located: Richard A: Anderson, Daniel T. Buckley, John W. Clark, (Michael H. Gallagher, Sheila Kelley, Steven J. Kelley, Pau- line M. Lambert, Shirley A. Marshall, Robert J. Murray, Michael H. Pickowicz; Susan L. Spence, Peter Stronach and Joyce Theriault. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of the above are requested to contact Mrs. Donna (Strom) Robil- lard at 256-2301. with a major hotel chain. She said she is "neither a Democrat or Republican" but she added she, leans "on the 'conservative side." Her salary isn't known although she said'- recently that'she is "sure it will equal my present a year plus living expenses. When she meets President and Mrs. now in California at the Western White the talk may turn to apple pie. NIXON FREQUENTLY reminisces about the green apple pie his mother baked and he sold-to help' pay for his education when he was growing up. Apple pie is one of Miss Carey's.specialties: "I use green apples, brown sugar, a daft nutmeg and a bit of butter here and During her first visit to the White House recently, she found workmen were putting a fire alarm the furniture in the Nixons' living quarters' was piled up. Still, she was impressed by the mansion. "I thought it was absolutely most beautiful building I've ever she said. Measuring tape CHICAGO, 111. A- new steel measuring tape has three scales for automatically provid-. ing the user with direct readings on inside measurements, outside measurments and di- ameters. It also has a decimal equivalent chart for handy reference. Another feature, the auto- matic rewind speed regulator, eliminates tape snap-back when returning to the case. Wine tasting party to open season LOWELL A deluxe Wine Tasting party by the Ladies Sodality of Notre Dame de Lourdes parish. The first event of the fall season is under the chairmanship of Mrs. Cyril J. Belanger, who announces that proceeds will go towards beautification of the church. The wine party will take place on Wednes- day, Sept. 17, at 8 p. m. in the parish auditorium at 101 Smith St. Assisting Mrs. Belanger as honorary chair- man is Mrs. Anthony V. Wallace; co-chairman, Mrs. Marcel Cote; spiritual chairman is Mrs. Mrs. Marcel Cote; spiritual adviser, Rev. Emile Rossignol; treasurer, Mrs. Paul Ladebauche; reception, Mrs. Diana Sevigny; reservations, Mrs. Robert A. Wallace; tickets, Mrs. Lucien Rousseau; special awards, Mrs. Noel Belair; mystery award, Mrs. Lloyd Eslright; door prizes, Mrs. Harold Crawford; decorations, Miss Ruth Ladebauche; hospitality, Mrs. Ernest Lanoue and Mrs. Edward St. Onge; favors, Mrs. Paul Pigeon; detail committee, Mrs. Emile Ouelletle; entertainment, Mrs. Victor Belanger, and publicity, Mrs. Robert Wallace. The public is cordially to attend. Reservations may be made by calling Mrs. Belanger at 452-5540 or Mrs. Wallace at 453-9025. WOMEN Monday Sept. 8, 1969 Page 41 Garrett Players seek new members METHUEN The Garrett Players wll hold their first, general meeting of the 1969-1979 sea- son at Garrett rehearsal hall, 7 Hampshire St., on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. with John Tim- mons presiding. All persons over 16 years of age interested in becoming members of the group are invited to attend. Plans will be formulated concerning the November presentation, "Glad a sophisticated comedy by Edward Mabiey. Open casting will he held at the hall on September 17 and 18 at 8 p m. Officers and members of the'executive board include Timoftiy 3.f Comeau, vice president; Marie Salvo, secretary; DonaldJVest, treasurer; MichaeTKefley, technical director; Mrs. Donna Basilin, membership, Mrs. Mary Perreault, play-reading, and Mrs. Rita Branca, publicity and promotion. Registrations open today at Loivell Girls Club LOWELL Registrations open today and will continue throughout the week at the Lowell Girls Club, 220-Worthen St., for its fall season of classes for youngsters, teens and adults. Registrations may be made at the LGC of- fice between and 5 p.m. Afternoon sessions are held from the close of school until. 5 p.m. for the younger girls and teens. Evening groups of teens and adults meet from 7 or p.m. until or 9 p.m. A total of 20 classes are offered for the younger set this season. To be held six days a week are classes hi sew- ing and coking, along with game room activities. Offered five days per week (Monday through Friday) are gym class, library group and tots group. Those interested in ceramics have a choice of three days, Monday, Tuesday and Sa- turday. Piano will be taught on Monday and Tuesday. All other classes will be offered only one day per wegk. They are as follows: On Mondays, an' art class and a tumbling and horse class; on Tuesdays, basketball, Teen Age Club and Supper Club; on Wednesdays, bowling, drill team and swimming; on Thurs- days, beginners' trampoline; on Fridays, ad- vanced trampoline and knitting; on Saturdays, dancing. EVENING GROUPS WILL include, on Tues- days, Slim Gym and ceramics from to p.m. and teenage sewing from 7 to 9 p.m.; on Wednesdays, swimming from to p.m.; on Thursdays, adult Yoga, and on Fridays, the Teen Club. The LGC staff this season includes Miss Emily B. Tickell as executive director, also in charge of ceramics; Miss June A. Frazer, as- sistant director, also in charge of all physical education activities; Mrs. Calvin Burger, art; Mrs; Joseph Dagdigian, piano; Mrs. Marta Den- nis, Yoga; Miss Alice Jussaume, sewing; Mrs. Louis Lipman, knitting, game room and tots' group. Also Mrs. Ralph Pushor, cooking and Sup- per club; Miss Jacqueline Welcome, dancing, and Mrs. Francis Mathews, ceramics. The Lowell Girls Club is affiliated with the United Fund of Greater-Lowell, Girls Clubs of America and the National Camping Association. 15th reunion BILLERICA The Somerville High School Class of 1954 will hold its 15th Reunion at the Hillview Country Club, North Reading, on Friday, Oct. 17. Plans include a cocktail party with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and dancing from until a.m. Classmates who do not receive notification. and ticket information by mail by Sept. please call Golden of Billefica at 663-3895 or Jacquelynne (McLucas) Stepanian of Lexington at 862-1515.