ADVANCE-NEWS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1971 TH PAGE 5 KITCHEN By Camille Rowland Woman''s Page Editor One of my neighbors brought over a bunch of old newspapers as well as a collection of sketches by Charles Dana Gibson, in which many of- his famous Gibson Girls are depicted. The People's Literary Companion, which was published in Augusta, Maine, claimed. \The People's Literary Companion has attained a circulation larger, by hundreds of thousands of copies, than any other paper or magazine in the world.\ How great can you get? One copy, published in 1871, has a dramatic illustration on the front page showing a woman, with her arms out- stretched running toward the edge of a cliff and a man with his arms out- * stretched, falling backward over the cliff, his hat nearly to the shore where there were jagged rocks and seagulls. One senses the intrigue, for there is a man just showing behind a rock on the cliff. It turns out that he was the one who had hurled the guy off the cliff, while the lady wasn't watching. And the poem underneath the picture reads: \That which seems to be is not: That which is, is not yet known; Ill-got gains are dearly bought, Retribution soon will come.\ The title of this fateful story is \Known and Unknown - or - Old Hepsy's Prophecy.\ The author, E.S. Getchell, also wrote \The Ghost of the Cliff,\ \Shiftless Sam,\ and \Out In The Cold,\ etc. etc. One man, a servant, had come to the ' family with no references, had sharp and regular features, \and his eyes of light blue were very small, and had a look'of greed and cunning about them.\ However, prior to that statement, \but he appeared so honest and well meaning that the nobleman's kind heart would not permit him to refuse the em- ployment he craved.\ Well, the story builds from there, and the ill-got gains prophecy is made by a .\witch\ by the name of Hepsy. Her warning goes unheeded, and the devil has his day. The trouble is I just began to get in- terested in all the sadness and violent happenings when I came to those dreadful words \to be continued.\ Well, that's what sold papers, I guess. \Over a month since The People's. Literary Companion reached th.e enormous and heretofore unheard of circulation of three-quarters of a million. We are now in for a million and are happy to be able to say, that at the present daily increase the much desired point will soon be reached.\ For 75 cents a year (published mon- thly) people got a truly story-filled paper with several stories about \Which will triumph? Right or Might?\ and the like. There was poetry, wit and humor, items for the ladies, a children's section, correspondence, and a long continued account of personal and thrilling ad- ventures in the .Franco-Prussian War. They don't publish like that any more! J. Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I have recently married a kind, considerate and generous man, who took on a divorced 40-year-old woman, plus her three rambunctious teen-agers arid a cat. He wants to mo ve us out of our present home into a larger, more pretentious one. I would like to stay put for another four years, until my youngest is out of .high school. My children have changed schools many times in their lives, and now they are happy, and I don't want them to have to adjust to another change. I believe the teen years are the most difficult when it comes to breaking into a new circle of friends. My home is pleasant and adequate, and in an entirely acceptable neigh- borhood, but my husband would like something a little less modest. I want desperately to make this wonderful man happy, but at the moment 1 am torn with indecision about where my first obligation lies. Please tell me what you think. TORN DEAR TORN: You seem to be a very unselfish, sensitive and thoughtful woman. Tell your husband why you prefeF to \stay-put\ rather than move into a more pretentious home. If tie's as kind, considerate and generous as you say he is, he will respect you for your attitude, and defer willingly. CONFIDENTIAL TO \HURT\ IN MENNEAPOLIS: It takes an enemy and a \good friend\ to hurt you to the quick. The enemy to say something rotten about you. And the \good friend\ to tell you she said it. What's your problem? You'll feel better if you get it off your chest. Write to ABBY, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. For a personal reply enclose stamped, addressed envelope. Lee P. Fin ley Says Retire? Not When You Can By Camille Rowland \I don't think I ever wrote over eight or 10 poems until about the spring of two years ago.\ Since that time, Lee P. Finley of 207 Montgomery St. has written more than 190 poems and 82 of them will appear in a book, to be published by Carlton Press, Inc. \The Wheat Field and Other Poems\ is due out the end of February. \I had no training in poetry. I just write my feelings,\ Finley says. \Then I try to get it so it's understandable to someone else.\ He noted that he began by jotting down his \inspirations\ and then put- ting them together in the form of poetry. \It looked good to me, so I kept on.\ Encouraged By Others Later, after, he had written some hundred poems, people in the com- munity began to show an interest. \Various people, not just a particular group, suggested that I should try to publish them,\ he said. \Last spring I noticed an ad in a Watertown paper that Carlton Press would be interviewing writers in the area, and welcomed new talent.\ He sent in several of his poems prior to the interview, so that when he did meet the publishing company representative the interview was short and to the point. YOUNG INSPIRATION—Russell Finley is one of the 13 grandchildren Mr. and Mrs. Lee Finley have. Here, he strikes his favorite pose in front of the television set for afternoon cartoons, while Mabel and Lee relax, too. 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Sash it round in rich red velvet. \We like your work,\ the man told Mr. Finley. A former commissioner of Social Services in St. Lawrence County, Finley took up writing both as hobby and therapy. \Heft the Social Services Department at the end of 1966 after I had had heart trouble. Later, I had four operations and after I began to straighten up from all that, I started writing,\ he explained. He is a native of the area, having lived on a farm with his wife and five children until 1953. \It was a rather successful farming operation,\ he said, \But I left it and then ran for the post of com^ missioner, which I won in 1954.\ He had also served as justice of the peace for eight years and had taught in the Heuvelton and Madrid schools for special agricultural courses under the On-The-Job program. Asked whether he is excited about the forthcoming publication, Finley said, \I don't think I really thought about it too much until one day at the Center someone said 'It must be nice to know you'll be known. ,100 years from now!' Then it hit me that that is so. It is quite a good feeling.\ Reflections On Life Finley's poems reflect a relgious attitude and serious feelings about life and death. \The 111,\ for instance, is a poem that begins \It's so sad to watch a loved one Grow weak and slip each day Like a rose that blooms in spring-time We watch life's luster fade away.\ Here, he said, he was telling of the loss of a favorite aunt—actually a foster aunt. \She was dying of cancer,\ he said. \But she had been such a fine person all her life and what I wrote was the way I felt,.and everyone else felt, about her.\ O.D. Is O.K. Go out this fall O.D. That's military- for olive drab. But in today's fashion context, it's anything but drab. It's stylish to go about in all kinds of military parapher- nalia such as combat boots and canvas sacks. And the fad includes everything from private's jackets to the long officer's coat that belts in the back and buttons with brass in the front. Or go fly- boy With a coat, also in olive, but piled with furry white sheepskin. JOTTING IT DOWN\When I get an inspiration, I have to jot it down right then, or it leaves me,\ Lee P. Finley says. His book, \The Wheat Field and Other Poems\ will be oh the market the end of February. (Howland Photos) \Destiny\ looks at life in general today, with its racial blow-ups and its sit-ins and protests. \The women seek more freedom. They wish to live like men. Have they forgotten they control the destiny of man?\ Finley wrote. \I have always had a high regard for women,\ he explains. \They control the nation-teach the children and keep society on a cultural level. I hate to see them brawling like men or boys.\ Another poem entitled \Aging\ is an expression of sorrow that people don't appreciate those who are aging. \They seem to want to stow the old ones away and keep them but \of sight,\ Finley said. \Before and After Eyes Don't be a victim of habit. Especially when it comes to make-up. Just because you've been wearing heavy eye liner or hardly any eye make-up doesn't mean you should continue. Try a before-and-after test. Experi- ment in looks from the dra- matic to au nature!. Then select what best fits you. Consult others so you'll see how they'd like to see you look. The poem begins: \Oh Lord, once again to feel needed Is a prayer that the aging say. Kind words that will boost our ego And help us through the day.\ The poem concludes: \Where do I get my knowledge About the words I have said? I am one of the aging.-Mease don't bury me 'til I am dead.\ Certainly, Lee Finley proves the point. At a time when f some retire to an inactive life, he has begun a whole new career. \I am getting together material for another book,\ he confided. -'It will be a little different, though. It Will be about my life, and some of Jhy experiences in the various work I have done.\ Pleasant Potions Old amulets and charms containing mysterious po- tions that dangle from the neck are being worn even in this scientific age. But fear not, we aren't reverting to former superstitions—only updating an old jewel. Now the amulet is minus the mysterious potion and plus exciting new perfumes. Small absorbent rocks are' inside and they're saturated with pleasant scents that float around with you. Exchange Student At Lisbon is Leaving Lisbon - One of three American Field Service students in Lisbon this year, Francisco Castro of Mexico City, will soon be going home. It's not that he doesn't like it here with the Robert Backus family. But he had come hereunder the six-month plan and now \I have to go back to school\ he said, \so I am here only four months.\ A sophomore'back home, Francisco \is just one of the family,\ Mrs. Backus said. \My oldest boy John has gone.to college, and Francisco has fit right in with the other four. We really hate to see him leave.\ The other four are Lonnie, 16, Jody, 14 and Susanand Shelly, 10-year-old twins. Francisco is the son of a doctor and has two younger brothers and two older sisters. The family lived in the United States for a while, three years ago, in Texas. Speaking perfect English, Francisco said he finds the country quite a change from the huge city of more than five million people. He is a. typical 14-year-old. \I like to swim, read comics and hear records.\ He's not at all interested in sports, he says,, and his favorite subject he thinks is social studies. \I am going to go to college, but I'm not sure, what I will major in. Maybe I'll become an ac- countant.\ Outside the friendlier people and the vast country, Francisco finds that mealtimes are the most different from his own customs. Mrs. Backus explained, \They eat different than we do •* early in the morning, then about 10 a.m. and 1p.m. and then again in the evening: And, of 2()Urse, Francisco goes to school six days a week.\ Here, Mrs. Backus offers apples to Francisco, left, Jody and Lonnie as they listen to records.