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December 22, 1921

The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana · Page 6

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'V'" -'. - " ' -7- V THfi FAinMOUNT NEWS -S . Decorating the Te mpty, Raggedy Stockings r' its Time You Were in Bed ji 1 I . " i . ; a f I 1 Vi j7ri IS SEASON OF COATS; HATS FOR THE MATRON . WMHKP Ililliilillllililiiiiliiiiiiiillililllllllillil.iliili!! mi Christmas Tree OME on out and help build a fort, Johnny. "Can't I'm busy replied the boy standing in the door. "Come in and see what we're doinV Billie came and T ' '(Aj tyA I U2i ill 1 do for her or to her. She is therefore the milliner's most exacting and most faithful patron, discriminating 1 and appreciative, with, usually, a nico sense of what Is suited to her style and type. The designers of the five hats-for matronly wearers, selected for Illustration here, may well point with pride to these achievements in their nrt. There is not a hat in the group that Is commonplace and none that Is bizarre; they are brilliant and beautiful and calculated to beguile one into. HIS is a coat season and it will be followed by another one for already the coats of spring are under consideration. Since the one-piece frock has come to share favor equally with tailored suits, no wardrobe Is coatless and this season presents coats In great variety and of wonderful smartness. Nearly all of them are long, but there are half-length and three-quarter-length models, sponsored by great names among styl originators. In long coats, short coats, . straight c - 77 li miiA P & ml l v7r' t- UO-- j j L i I. I Conservative Interpretations of the Long Coat. 3TKt of mpty, ngjy nockmp Tht will hanc by th chimney cm ChriOM With their mm tppoli frona th poor Urti owwn To the drar oU Sutta ia wheen they bdiev? Foe Arit share of hit present they sk och Ettle, "Just dolly to hold in my am whi!e I sleep, A little tin euto that rum -hn yea wind it, A ouading red drum or woolly white aheep. The only Eght in their dim, dark existence U that wonderful d wen old Santa win com With his treasure fciled p he brinp on hi bexk From his tkirylxnd, snowyland, toy land home. What SeeurirVJ dreams will come W them sleeping Under the cwtilrt shabby and worn But what of the empty, ragfidy stoctnair That wiU hang by the chimney on Oiristmas morn? MRS. H. C. SE.RCY, in the Chkapo Tribune. rri ? Our Christmas IIE11K is an innate perception among men and women that Christmas day ought to bo the happiest in the year. It is doubtful I if they ever attempt to analyze their own half-formed ideas on the subject, i'but it is only necessary to turn to the ! writings of those who have been most solicitous for the well-being of their t fellow men to see that this is the case. I Look, for instance, at Washington Ir-i ving telling, in Iracebridge Hall." S the siory of a good old-fashioned 5 Christinas according to the flesh, a ! picture that was to express his ideal of "on earth peace, good will toward meu." Or turn to the greatest of all the chroniclers of Christmas. Charles Dickens, the man who in his many pictures, from that of Dingley IVU to that of Scrooge's bedroom, sought to make Christmas a season of good deeds and of good cheer. "Blessings on your kind heart !" Jeffrey wrote to him, on the publication of the "Christmas Carol." You should be happy yourself, for you may be sure you have done more good by this little publication, fostered niore kindly feelings and prompted more positive acts to beneficence than can be traced to all the pulpits and confessionals in Christendom since Christmas. 1S42. After that, read the accounts of how they actually kept Christmas at Bracebridge Hall and Pingley Dell ; contrast it with. the marvelous story, told by Luke. "the beloved physician." of that first Christmas day in Nazareth. Christian Science Monitor. FESTIVAL TIME IN HONOLULU "Melting Pot of Pacific Consoles Herself for Lack of Snow and Other Yuletide Fixings. ONOLTJLU on Christmas eve con soles herself for the lack of snow and other traditional Yule- tide fixings with what a paper calls a conglomerate festivity impossible of counterpart anywhere else in the world. With an abandonment of hilarity equaled only by the pure in congruity of the thing, Americans, Japanese, Englishmen. Filipinos, Por tuguese, Koreans, soldiers, sailors and civilian men. women and children, took part in the pageant of the streets, throwing confetti and lighting fire crackers. "After all, it Is the incongruity that rsakes the celebration of Christmas in Honolulu unique. Here in the melting pot of the Pacific, where those who melt are matched by those who resist the alchemy, all nations of the earth meet In common observance." Followers of Buddha and Confucius take part in the Christian festival with zest, just as Christians there help to celebrate the religious holidays of others. But this is a strange Christ- mas picture: "Horns were every-! where, firecrackers snapped and scat- tered and above the din at times could be heard the plaintive tone of Hawaii's ukelele and the steel guitar.' a r,tssrrastatrssssrt Santa's Prize Dolly c 7 r V , x s x7lN v Nx. xx 1 .v: - ...... ;.. X -5. 4 ft ' K . - v - 1 or flaring coats sleeves are featured whatever the lines. This is the dominant style note and it has been worked out in many ways. The next most important feature of the styles Is the use of fur with cloth in clever new ways, so that coats present much that is original and smart. In the two coats pictured, conservative Interpretations of the long coat appear lines In both are ample and charming and the sleeves in one of them wilt please those who are looking for something new. They contrive to form a cape-like drapery at the back and call attention to this in- found Johnny and his two sisters gathered around the library table, on which reposed many piles of tissue paper, bits of ribbon, walnut shells, paste, paints and shears. F.thcl was sitting on the floor beside a large pan of popcorn, Helen was cutting gold stars over the waste basket, while Johnny yielded a brush full of gold paint. Taken all together, it was a scene full of delightful possibilities, Billie decided. "You see," Helen explained hospitably, "we always decorate our own Christmas tree and we're making lots j of now things this year. It's more fun to string popcorn .-Mid cranberries and ' rild walnuts and make butterflies than ; it is to buy Vm downtown. Ethel, you i give Billie another needle and he can ' string cranberries. They're easiest to 1 begin on." Have you children discovered yet that it Is more fun to "make things" with your own hands than it is to buy 1 thera with money? If not. you have I missed a lesson which every child ! should learn. ! The tree decorations which Johnny ! and his sisters were making may be j made by any child. First on the list ! comes popcorn and cranberries. These i may be strung separately or alternate ly. If yellow field corn is soaked un- til softened, it may also be strung. A small tree was once trimmed with a lattice work of strung popcorn, cover ing all the top of the tree, with tiny red tissue bells at the end of each string. Nearly every child has learned to make different kinds of paper chains. Packages of colored paper may be ob- tained at almost any printing office. ! These may be cut into short lengths. When the ends are pasted together with one strip looped Into the next, the 'loop" chain Is the result. This may be varied in many ways by combining different colors and joining other chains onto the original at various angles. The gold paint which Johnny was us ing was changing walnut shells Into tiny glittering ornaments. A tiny hole bored in each and they were ready to be hung from the branches on bits of glided wire. Small balls may be made from tinfoil or the tinfoil used to cover other ornaments. A sheet of gold and one of silver paper present many possibdities. Stars may be cut from cardboard and covered with the paper. Match boxes may be covered with it and used to hold candy and nuts. Cornucopias, produced by rolling one corner of an oblong piece of paper toward the op posite corner and pasting the edges together, may be cut from gilt paper or decorated with strips of it. These are very useful for holding popcorn. but are not strong enough for candy. Tiny butterflies may rest on the top most branches of the Christmas tree. Cut oblongs of colored tissue paper in various sizes, rounding the corners enough so they will give the appear ance of wings. If the paper is thin. several pieces may be ptit together, crushed at the center, and black silk floss tied in two places so as to form the body of the butterfly. As a finish for the top of the tree. a small doll may be garbed to represent Santa Claus. A few pieces from an old red flannel petticoat will pro duce the coat, trousers and cap : cotton batting the fur trimming; and an old kid glove will make the boots. The lighting problem connected with a Christmas tree is always a serious one. Electric lights are al-waj-s best, wherever possible. If candles are used, they should be placed securely on the tree and as far away from any decorations as possible. The tree should stand securely fastened in a box on a piece of canvas or old matting. The candles should not be lighted, except when the older members of the family are present to watch them. Successful "s'L' 5 Voices of the Bells I CVTiw- 1 4 1IIZRE ts neither speech nor 1IIZRE ..t,ir, 1.-1.1 luc. vW; air hoard among titen." lu,a 1 ! SWT. nf .- wi -x affcn r.a w A- 11 rv-Varx .iA -vr I th bells in a tower in Antwerp Bel-rim. in 1C5S. bnt. long before this date, voices of bells had told to haman-ity their tales of p'.adness or sadness, of threatened danger or safety achieved, and always the world understood and responded to mood or emergency as the case n-.icht have been. For centuries church be'.ls have told the ever-new, old story of the Christ Child. For weeks before the sacred day arrives a wild rush of preparations leaves little time for reflection. In these busy hours clanging bells of impatient street cars spur the pedestrian heroic efforts and startle the pre-ccupied shopper out of some absorbing reverie. This Is the time when ' fatigue and happiness go hand in hand, and many an exhausted mother, codding on her homeward ride, hears the ripple of baby laughter and the patter of hurrying feet above the raucous noises attending her trip. Father, with his arms piled high, looks over the crowd with a far-away expres sion, seeing only the one paramount Incident of the Christmas revelation. - and starry eyes that will turn toward Mm with a deeper loveiight written In their shining depths. It Is this marvelous hour toward which the whole world moves with one concerted motive, and in. its hallowed joy revives the spirit that Is the foundation of a nation's greatness. When the bells of Christmas morn peal their tidings of "Peace and Good Will" It will be to a world waitirg - to receive the message; a world that lias been hurried and excited and interested, but which has all unconsciously been acquiring a spirit en rap port with the burden of their chiming. All the stress of living and striving, all the hurts and the sorrows are softened by the benediction of the bells. Deeper reverence for life and a fuller appreciation of the love that sa mounds us is roused by their Yule-tide music. iThey call to all that is best and loveliest and we answer by an outpouring of Christmas spirit, a keener sense of human brotherhood and a closer knitting of family ties. While they have ""neither soer-ch nor language," they tell a marvelous story, a story that we understand, and we live better for that understanding. IVtroit New?. DEAD BROKE. Millie Are yu goirg to hang up your stocking this Christmas? Billie I am more likely to hang up my watch. -n?v' ' Lemon Snaps. Cream together one large cupful of trocar and two-thirds of a cupful of better. Dissolve half a tea spoonful tf coda., ia two teaspoon fuls of hot Vittr and add to the creamed mlx- -.;-- Flavor with the grated rind of o ' 7l2-liA. oo$h sifted Cour to fei 9 i ne nnstmas Spirit fZYVTKll a year of strife ami con fusion the world is nfot to de clare an armistice for the observ- r,. r-ict-ic Ir r..-i,c rirtrr H. I . I lllll . V V Vil . th Kn rf ri-;.tinitT- rote ft col recognized and practiced in spite of the world, the flesh and the devil. In this time of good will everybody becomes Christian, for Christmas Is simp!y the substitution of the spirit of giving for the spirit of getting. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem there came to the world a new con- ception of Cod and of his relations j with man. The Child lying in the ( Bethlehem manger will forever symbolize and express the world-moving truth that God Is love and. therefore. He gives Himself to and for men made in His image. Tradition records that when the Wise Men from the East journeyed to Bethlehem to worship the new-born Child, they brought gifts. The gift of God is life eternal, here and hereafter. When this divine spark animates the bosoms of men, they, too, begin to give. Giving is the chief business of life for God and men alike. What a man gives he has. He loses all else. Earth ly immortality lies in whatever one gives to one's fellows in service and friendship and healing. I wonder If we shall ever be able to practice the Christmas spirit the year round! If that time ever comes we shall find that most of our personal and social problems, perplexities, animosities and failures are unnecessary. If we want spring and summer and golden harvest, we must have the sun. Dr. Charles Aubrey Eaton in I-eslie's. SAINT OF VIRTUE AND PIETY St. Nicholas Was of Unblemished Character, According to Hone's "Ancient Mysteries. CCORDING to Hone's "Ancient Mysteries' Saint Nicholas, bish- i.uir ouu ,. a.aKc viu itcuu o tnat tne sons or a ncti Asiatic, on their way to Athens ror eaucation, j were slain by a robber innkeeper, dis- membered and their parts hidden In a ; brine tub. In the morning came the ; saint whose visions liflil xvirniPrl htm Of the crime, whose outhority forced con- fession, and whose prayers restored J the boys to life. St. Nicholas is the grand patron of the children of France, to whom he brings bonbons for the good, but a cano for the naughty child. In Ger many he acts as an advance courier, ovsiYsInhig into the conduct of the children, distributing goodies and promises to those with good records, a further reward which the Christ Child brings at Christmas time. But his own peculiar celebration takes place in a tiny seaport in southern Italy, On St. Nicholas day. December 6 the sailors of the port take the saint's image from the beautiful Church of St. Nicholas, and with a long procession of boats carry it far out to sea. Returning with It at nightfall they are met by bonfires, torches, all the townspeople and hundreds of quaintly dressed pilgrims, who welcome the returning saint with songs and carry him to visit ne shrine after another, before returning him to the custody of the canons. t Chambers "Book of Days" says: "Through the native rock which forms the tomb of the saint, water constantly exudes, which Is collected by the canons on a sponge attached to a reed, squeezed Into bottles and sold to pilgrims as a miraculous specific ocdr the name ot.Ute anna of CL J3?b j ' i ; thankfulness for reaching middle-age. The hat at the center of the group will find many admirers. It is of velvet, with a narrow, graceful brim, lis crown lines are definite and spirited and Its trimming brilliant and In keeping. One- can imagine It In purple, blue, dark brown of. other favored colors or in black. W The hat at the upper left is of black panne velvet and has a soft crown and a split brim studded with jet, 'bends and fringed with ostrich tlue. - Its rival at the right employs velvet to-cover a shape with an eccentric, "jointed brim and eoque feathers over: the crown. It has a sash of wide clre ribbon and Is developed in black wjth ofHiue In the natural colors. The soft hat at the lower left Is a turban -draped with beige velvet, with fane feather In a much lighter shade; tli last hat again features black In hatter's -plush on an Intricate shape, with wing and bead trimming. ..xx,--;v: ' ;? try - - - k' ' , v - I V.- ' 1 fii 7-v "', - f) 1 . -y- - r-J - r, I . -'- ' ::7 1 . 7 i. . Hats for Matronly Wearers genl us feat with handsome tassels that mark their finish. A collar' of fur and deep cuffs which serve for a muff add to the appeal of this model. The full coat at the right contents Itself with plain, full sleeves with handsomely embroidered cuffs, but is provided with a cape collar of squirrel fur and panels of embroidery at the bottom of the skirt portion. No one knows so- well as the matt on, the awesome importance of hats she has learned by long and x ' 4 yi A rzx? tl , cut od taata La a varied experiences just what they can j oias." -.V

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