The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 24, 1976 · Page 7
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 7

Hays, Kansas
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Friday, December 24, 1976
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PACiK 7 December 24. 1976 Assembly lines Quiet : DETROIT (UPI) - The .auto assembly lines were Stilled for a 10-day holiday ;Friday, but not before industry executives jubilantly reported their second highest pre-Christmas new car sales in history. The 32Vi per cent mid- December gain reported Thursday was the best gain over a comparable 1975 period since early June. It assured that 1976 would be the U.S. auto industry's best year since pre-energy crisis 1973. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the 10 million annual sales rate was the best so far this year. With the sales report out of the way, auto plants began shutting for a 10-day holiday that ends Jan. 3. Seven Ford Motor Co. car and truck plants will work an unusual four days during the holiday with workers earning 'triple-time pay to build mid- sized and full-sized cars and vans that are in strong demand. The 223,556 cars sold in the Dec. 11-20 period were about 23,000 more than most analysts had expected. Executives said the sales lull that began when the '77 models were introduced in October is over. "The mid-December report should take care of any thoughts that we're still in a sales lull," one analyst said. "Sales were well above expectations and the industry has definitely pulled off the Hat spot it's been sitting on fo'r the past few months." Dolls Evoke Yule Spirit By KITTY DALE News Correspondent If you think you had problems figuring out what to give your children for Christmas, think of the trauma of the Old Lady In The Shoe! The Old Lady, part of the Dale family collection of dolls, 1 is blessed with more than a handful of children. I The little stove,- with its chimney the size of a pencil, really burns tooth picks to form a fire that creates a little smoke and heats the fry pan on the top. The shoe-house has sides that fold up into a box and are secured by ribbons pulled through the holes when the Old Lady decides to call it a day. Each side has a row of paper beds, like pockets, to slip a doll inside. The coverlette then folds over them.' This is done especially on Christmas Eve, when all through the house not a creature is stirring — not even a mouse! Another part of the Dale collection is a Fairyland doll castle fitted with miniature furnishings that has kept three generations happy at Christmas and at a minimum expense. , No doll in her wildest flight of porcelain could envision such an array of completeness, even to the two little mice on the roof.. Nothing sybaritic, just ordinary honest-to-goodness bbjects from a story book. Many of the "props" were Cracker-Jack prizes! This amusing scene is straight from Cinderella and is complete with castle, Beef Eater, a coach with velvet upholstery and plumed steed. The three ugly step-sisters are" there, as is Prince Charming, dressed in a velvet suit, plumed had and sword. He is, of course, seeking the girl whose foot will fit the glass slipper. In this case, the best substitute was a golden one, but it is diminutive enough to have fitted the foot of the fairy tale maiden standing in the castle door with her broom. The draw bridge pulls up and closes. The back of the castle is open to reveal a white bear rug in one room, elaborate wooden beds, a fireplace complete with tiny brass tongs and Irons, a decorated mantle and a magazine rack with tiny books. A small wooden dining room set with a crochetted table cloth, dishes and play food — a realistic turkey with all the trimmings, a birthday cake, a flower centerpiece and a tiny china tea set. The great thing about this 40-year-old castle is that any child could have it. Any interested relative could make it, too. This 'one was constructed of orange crates with a shaker roof of corrigated paper. The carriage was copies from a "Body By Fisher" logo. It rolls right along on its wooden wheels with a door that opens to take Cinderella to the ball. It has a Christmas setting with a small tree a glow with lights and old Santa in his package-filled sleigh. Over the years, all the dolls and displays have appeared at many benefits, at county fairs and competitions.The money the dolls earn is sent to a crippled chilclrens' hospital. The doll-castle is made of crates and cardboard. Cultured ladies in the collection. lime to send this holiday wish for a Christinas of dazzling delights. Thanks to our many friends VITZTUAA Decorating Center H3E. ?3fh-Hoys Money Not Needed For Christmas Joy There is a story about a woman who had a large family and, like the Old Lady In The Shoe, she had no money for a "proper" Christmas celebration. Or so she thought. The children knew there was no money, but as the mother took each child aside to'explain why there would be no sumptuous presents, she felt a rich reward in their enthusiastic hugs. Still, the mother knew how the children looked forward to having something on Christmas morning. Then, she came upon an idea. Into a^paper sack, one for each child, the woman placed every conceivable scrap of cloth, a needle and thread, spools, feathers and straw. Each child took his sack and disappeared with it. Christmas morning the sacks were on the table with a child's name on each one. When they were opened, the children took out their gifts — and laughter rang through the house. Each child had made an exchange gift for a brother or sister. There was even a bird's nest fashioned from straw and feathers, also bow ties, belts and a dust cap! The funniest and clearest ever. And in the spirit of the day, they each wore their special gift of childhood creation. The woman who told me this story showed me the bird's nest her brother had made for her so many years before. a I I yj/e're happy to he of service lot » 5 A yon all the year round, and happy * " to extend good wishes for your happiness and joy this festive season. Doerflers, Inc. Doerflers Harley Davidson \ Kirtland Battery & Electric The Old Lady, her brood and snug shoe home. ^rrappu View (/fear / // A! D // A •om all the folk6 at Interstate Imports & Rupps Toyota 170 & Hiway'183 It's ugreut feeling having friends us wonderful us you! At Christ mas, und ulways*you're wished all llu> good things you so richly deserve. P & B MEAT MARKET North Vine Hoys Joyous wishes fora happy Holiday The silver somuls of sleigh bells echo through the Christmas air with u message of hope ami joy for nil. They ring out too, our thanks for your loyal friendship. SCHAAIDTBERGER SUPPLY CO., INC. ' 208 West 9th - Hays 000000*0000000000 THE FARMERS STATE BANK . AND TRUST COMPANY HAYS 718 Main at 8th Member F D I C

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