The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on December 12, 1941 · Page 9
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The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan · Page 9

Bessemer, Michigan
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Friday, December 12, 1941
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ty. December 12, 1941 The Herald. pg^' H;f*3sS : . EnUvert Party On New Year's In the READY FOR ACTION Joyous celebrations throughout the nation will welcome in 1942 on the stroke of 13 Wednesday night. This young; miss takes her celebrating quite seriously as she blows out the old year at a party in New York. New Year's parties are always fun, but they will achieve new life and interest if several new games are included with the old favorites. Spelling bees and guessing contests have been.played for many years, but a few modern variations of these games can make them more popular than ever. Spell sdrawkcaB Little enthusiasm will probably be noticed when a good old-fashioned spelling bee is announced. Before the game is over, however, the guests will probably be wondering if they ever knew how to spell, because the words in tbis contest must be spelled backwards. A little competition will enliven the game, so arrange the guests into two or three teams, then tell them that to save embarrassment the words will all be simple ones. Each contestant will be eliminated from the game when he makes his second miss, and the first team to be j spelled down loses the game. After I casually announcing that the words | must be spelled backwards and with ! no "second chance" if a wrong start ' is made, start the game going with simple words such as dog, cat, boy and so on. When the players have caught on, make the words increasingly difficult. To keep the game moving and to dispel any possible suspicion of favoritism it is best to read the words from a list prepared in advance. Guessing Time. Anybody can estimate the length of a second, but few people know how long two or three minutes will last. Have the guests sit in a circle around the room and announce that you are going to ask them to estimate the amount of time .it takes for four minutes to pass. Clap your hands when the four minutes is to start. To prevent the guests from counting out the time to themselves, pass around some more refreshments, or if someone can play the piano, sing a song they all know. This will not last more than a minute or two, and it wffl throw the players completely off count. Then sit in silence, waiting for the time to pass. Soon the guests will begin calling off "four minutes," and from there on the game will take care of itself. The "secret of success" at a party of this kind is to play each game only a short time before changing to a new game. No matter how much the guests are enjoying a game, it is advisable to stop the game after / a few minutes and change to something else. = _ ^ . Passed by censor If ERE is one of OK new 2S pounder guns that Canada is now producing TM ^5* numbera. Prior to the war Canada was not equipped to cnanntactnre gnus of any kind. Now the Dominion's industry is producing One ty ?J peHgpn; one kind of fight gun; two types of mortars; two types of anti-aircraft guns, an anti-tank gun and naval gun mountings Soon fourteen types of land and naval guns and ten types of carriage) SLpd mountings win be made m Hart*kk j *T*HEY had been doing, their j -*· Christmas shopping together, and stood with burdened arms waiting to board a street car for home. Again and again they joined the lineup of would-be passengers only to see the car move off without them. "Look here, Mrs. Young. 1 think we're crazy to try to get home in this crush," said plump Mrs. Older. "Let us go to the Purple Tea-room and have dinner and rest till the crowd thins out a bit." "Oh, I couldn't do that," almost wailed pretty little Mrs. Young. "I simply must get home. Teddy would . be so annoyed if he got home and i found me out and no dinner ready." ! "But you could phone from the tea-room," said Mrs. Older. "Teddy wouldn't like it," objected 1- Mrs. Young. "He would say I i shouldn't have stayed shopping so j late." I "What nonsense," scoffed Mrs. Older, with the license of an old friend. But Mrs. Young was firm. She was going to get home before Teddy if it were at all possible. However, after a few more ineffectual attempts to board a car, during one of which she spilled her parcels on the pavement, Mrs. Young reluctantly accompanied the hob- I bling Mrs. Older around the corner to the Purple Tea-room. Under the spell of the purple-and- gold shaded lights, the two weary women ordered substantial dinners. Mrs. Young's body relaxed into ease, but her mind did not. She ought to be at home. She wanted _ _ _ _ to be at home. Home was the place j man's Club heard an interesting talk ] J n ll ried women at meal-time, j on kniuing presented on Tuesday ; Mrs - Arnold Schmidt. ieady and 1 promised each oth- j December 2. by Mrs. Everett Kear-j The music group met for practice er when we were married that we'd ; ney o{ j rolUTOO j The program, sale! at 2:3 ° P- "»·» Tuesday, December possTbly 3 avoid""," P |te mulmSed 1 J aud tea "~ hlch feal » re d the meeting! ^ ^ Mrs - Leslie churc " direct ' "I hate to be the first to break that xvere m charge of the Art group with: l " s promise--I know Teddy wouldn't" ! M r s - Wra - Alleu, chairman. Mrs.! Members were reminded by Mrs. "Well, six months is quite long Leollal d Jezek. cxchairc:an. j Oas of t he Am t a Burnham lecture on enough to keep a promise like that," Mrs. E. J. Oas opened the se*- f Jamlarv 16 ' an evellt which TM u in ' asserted Mrs. Older. You might just ! sion. A prefiminanr report on the! te ^ 1 men as wel1 as women - j telephone card party sponsored bv! TMe TM speaker Mrs Kearney, the club was given by Mrs. Alfred TM S '««*«;* to *** club by Mrs. Roberts, chairman of the finance com-!! 16 TM 81 " LeGlaire ' Program chairman j for the day. WOMEN HEAR MRS. EVERETT KEARNEY BESSEMER WOMEN'S CLUB TOLD ABOUT KNITTING BY IRONWOOD CLUB MEMBER · A large audience numbering ap- The different sections reported thru their chairmen. The Art group _ will hold no more meetings until j January. On Thursday, December j 11, the annual Christmas party was j given at the Elks elubrooms, and res- i ervations were made with Mrs. Al} leu. j The drama group held its meeting I Tuesday, December 9, at the home of I Mrs. R. J. Mullen. The book study section will eele- Readings of Edgar Guest's poems; "Going Home For Christmas," and "Pa Dirt It," by Betty Ann Gustafson. Piano solos; "Du Bist Die Run", Liszt; "Polish Dance", Scharwenka, by Mrs. George Johnson; a group of songs; "The Spirit Flower," Campbell-Tipton; "Moon Marketing", Powell Weaver; "O Lovely Night", Ronald, sung by Mrs. Leslie Church, who was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. John Prick. The new members who have: Joined since the beginning of the 1 season were presented in a formal' introduction by the club president, Mrs. Oas. The group then formed a receiving line and were welcomed personally by the rest of the club. memfcers. The new members are: Mesdames Arthur Basket, Leslie Church, Frank Duncan, Wm. Fauhl, George Jezek, George A. Johnson, Antone Ippoiite, Fred LeVoy, Kenneth MacFarlane, Bmil MascottI, Joseph Masnaghetti, Lowell Proctor- Harry Reinhoid, John Sartoris, D. C. Van Ostrand, William Webber. Herman Weiss, Henry Wrysinski, Albert Sharpless, John M. Johnson, and the Misses Frances Delo, Irma Stackhouse, and Virginia Van Ostrand . The club has a membership of 129. The new year books which were distributed to members at the meeting were prepared by Miss Marguerite Appel. The Answer To Heating PROBLEMS ^**«««««i^5^««^S«««««$«aS^S«4^§« ROCK WOOL And CLOCK COAL Will Save Money The Michela Co. Bessemer -- Wakefield ^ss'^^ssssss**!^^ A large auuience uumoermg ap-! iuc uuun. OLUUJ aeunim \ui ceic- prosimately 100 members of the Wo-j brate with a Christmas party ou Manman's Club heard an interesting talk ] oa T December. 15, at the home of , Resolutions 'Silly,' Psychiatrist Says New Year's resolutions are just : a bit silly in the opinion of Dr. Francis J. Gerty, professor of psychiatry at Loyola university. He believes that a person who makes resolutions is something of an exhibitionist in addition to being quite childish. "And moreover," he adds, "he probably won't carry it out anyway." .Dr. Gerty asserts that New Year's resolutions have little value. "I ' don't think resolutions are the best ? methods of curbing our little difficulties and correcting ourselves. The best method is giving some thought to what causes our troubles and trying to correct them ration- ··''People must remember there are human limitations. Humans can't be perfect. They should do the best they can without straining, for the minute they strain, as they do with New Year's resolutions, they make a botch of their effo.rts." Children especially should not be -,encouraged to make resolutions in his opinion:- "A child should be 'taught to do the best job he can at all times and not save his dif. 'ficultios for one particular time and tear them up by one superhuman effort that is a)i.,oil sure to fail." In presenting her talk, recommended She noted hungrily what aa unusually attractive meal it was. as well settle down and enjoy yourself." But Mrs. Young couldn't smile or even pretend an enjoyment she didn't feel. She wanted to be at home preparing a cozy welcome for Teddy. Just at her most homesick and contrite moment, she raised her misty eyes to the wall opposite and j read on a little framed card--"H you want a taxi call Mam 0000." She rose to Jier feet, the light of decision flashing across her face. "I'm going to ring for a taxi to take me home," she said. "Don't be foolish," admonished the rather disgusted Mrs. Older. "A taxi will cost you quite a bit and you said you were broke." "I still have that $10 bill Teddy * gave me to buy a Christmas present \ for myself. I'll use some of that-and I can yet be home in time to get dinner." Mrs. Young gathered up her numerous parcels and on her way out she met a waitress carrying in her dinner. As she stopped to take her check off the tray she noted hungrily what an unusually attractive meal 'it was. In an amazingly short time the summoned taxi whirled her home without notable incident--except the smash-up · that occurred in the $10 bill when it came into collision with the taxi fare. Mrs. Young found that she had just 25 minutes to the good, and she did a meal-marathon that broke all records. At the exact minute of Teddy's usual arrival she was ready for him with a smile on her face. And just then the phone bell rang. She could hardly believe her ears when she heard Teddy telling her over the wires that he would net be home to dinner. "Go right ahead and have your own dinner, dearie," Teddy said, and his voice didn't sound a bit regretful. "I've had an extra hard day, and I don't feel like standing all the way home, as I know I would have to do if I got on a car at this hour.. .Older and I are going to drop into the Purple Tea-room for dinner. By-by, dearie." (Associated Newspapers--WNU Service.) First Printing of Christmas Carols Christmas carols 'had a wide appeal from the very beginning. They pleased both the devout and the roisterers, and it was inevitable that they should find their way into print. The earliest printed collection is probably Wynkyn de Worde's "Christmas Carolles Newery En- printed" (1530). Only a single leaf is extant. It contains two complete carols--one a hunting song, and the other a boar's bead carol.' " mittee In charge. Donations \rerej ,, still coming in, and the complete re- - I 3 V Kea TM ey 1 - ecoiwnen ' le j knltt- port will be made at the next meet-' " g f ° r handwork because it relaxes ing. It was announced that tbe| 5? *£*** "I* iS * US6fUl pastime ' prizewinners were Mrs. William i ^ discussed different breeds of Fellow in contract bridge; Mrs Wal-h he ? P ' ^^ o£ yarn aud metllod s ° r ter Newman in 500; Miss Nancy · dyemg - Watch label s for weight and Orth, rummy. Mrs. Fellow turned quality when makm e back her prize to the "club requesting that it be converted into a charitable donation. The annual Christmas activities of the club include contributions to charitable organizations. In response to an appeal from Mrs. Clarence Otto, chairman of Social Welfare and Community Service, the members voted donations to the Red Cross, the Good Will Farm at Houghton, and to the Gogebic County Health Council for Christmas seals. Mrs. Otto also asked for cast-off clothing and toys fot- local needs. she said. Mrs. Kaerney's attractive exhibit of knitted articles was in- terestiug because of the fact that they were made by womeu thruout Gogebic County who sell them to New York shops, a market which is open to anyone interested. Mrs. Allen was paid a fine tribute by the program chairman, Mrs. LeClaire, for her efficient leadership of the Art group. This section had made the many practical and pleasing Christmas gift articles which were on sale during the afternoon. Thp numbers on the program announced by Mrs. LeCIaire follow: For Saturday, Dec. 13th Cookies, 2 Ibs. 25c Apple Pie, 25c Cup Cake, Light and Dark, 20c per Dozen These are only a few of the choice Christmas items from a wide selection of pies, cakes, rolls, bread and French pastries. COME IN NOW TO PLACE AN ORDER Variety Pastry Shop Located in building formerly occupied by Eckman's Bakery I Bessemer Sophie St. Phone 71551 j Just a Few Suggestions Skating Outfits, Skiis, Sleds, Tricycles, Coaster Wagons, Air Rifles FOR HIM Fishing Tackle, Snowshoes, Guns, Ammunition, Tools of All Kinds FOR HER Mix Master, Revere Cooking Ware, Carpet Sweeper, Dishes, Electrical Appliances Johnson Hardware* Bessemer--Phone 3841 · Silk Pajamas and Gowns, Bed Jackets, Dance Sets, Slips, Rayon Panties and Bloomers, Fa| brie and Kid Gloves, Purses, Housecoats, j Handkerchiefs, Lace Table Cloths, Embroid- | ered Pillow Cases, Lunch Cloths, Turkish I Towels. Baby Gifts of all Kinds. FOR THE GIRLS-Rayon Pajamas, Rayon Satin Slips, Snow Suits, Dresses. FOR THE MEN-Shirts, Ties, House Slippers, Gloves, Handkerchiefs. SOLBERG'S Dry Goods Store--Phone 2841--Bessemer ' ' · " . ; . . , , ' . .

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