The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on November 26, 1957 · Page 3
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Kalispell, Montana
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Tuesday, November 26, 1957
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Gift-Giving Custom Has Long History The custom of giving gifts once a year at a religious festival has. been handed down to us through the ages.. Provide Tree With Water Mount your tree in a stand that holds water. This will keep it from drying out and reduce fire hazard. Place a cloth beneath the tree before you start to decorate it. Your clean-up problem will be thei simple matter of picking up the cloth. Place your tree, whenever possible, close to a wall outlet to eliminate the need for. an extension cord. Before stringing the tree lights, check them for frayed wires and[ f a u l t y ' bulbs. The best way to string lights is to run them-along the middle of the tree, and tying It to the trunk. Place lights from the top downward and outward. When you hang your Christmas decorations, place the small ones at the top of the tree and the large ones at the bottom. This gives your tree a balanced appearance. . Place tinsel on the tree the very last; otherwise it will get tangled up in the other ornaments. To remove youf Christmas tree the easy way, wrap it in a n ' o l d sheet. ' ' · ' · ' ' The ancient Romans and pagans in central Europe observed this custom and of course the first "Christmas" gifts were gold, frankincense and'myrrh. Exactly when the idea of giving gifts at Christmas became a "traditional" custom is not known. The feudal way of living in Europe accounted for many magnificent Christmas gifts that were in fact, yearly "tribute" to land-owners and royalty. The lords received gifts from their tenants and kings from their nobles. Queen Elizabeth received many gifts of great value and if the quality or quantity wasn't satisfactory, the donors were unceremoniously so informed. * Christmas Gift Suggestions Feasting, pageantry and an opulent display of wealth entered the picture when King Henry III entertained; but it was Henry VII who outdid all others in a Christmas display of grandeur. Lavish artificial gardens were erected for the event; with tournaments, 6ntertainmenr, feasting and drinking going on for day on end. The cost is not recorded. Christmas Rose Tells Pretty Story As beautiful as the f l o w e r - i t - ^ self, is'the story of.the Christmas! Collectors Are Easy to Please The "what to give" problem is a simple matter if the people on your list are "collectors"! Generally, part of the fun of collecting is remembering who added a certain' item or where it',was found. S o - t h i s Is a. gift that's doubly welcomed.- The k e y ' t o selecting a really fine addition to any collection -stamps and .coins' to minia- ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS SETTING--Created with functional silverplate pieces. The oblpng butter dish becomes a charming candle holder with the addition of modeling clay on its glass lining to support the candles: The sauce bowl, placed on the tray, contains a needlepoint holder for flowers. Carols Are Many Centuries Old The carols, hymns and songs that! so enrich our Christmas season to-j day are products of many countries and many centuries. This beautil'ul music came to America with the early settlers. The Germans brough Luther's hymn 'for children, "Away -In A Manger." "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" came from England. The French gave us "Cantique de Noel" or "0, Holy Night." The exact origin of "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful," translated from J the Latin "Adeste Fideles,". however, is unknown. Some authorities believe it. was written around 1221 and changed through the years by oilier composers. American composers began early to fill the roster of Christmas favorites . In 1730, Charles Wesley, younger brother of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist denomination, wrote "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" was composed in 3859 by Edmund H. Sears,', a Unitarian minister. "PAIR-UP PACKAGE" - an oc- cessory gift, in a handsome case that is a gift in itself. Fine cowhide belt has gold- or rhodium-plated hook buckle to match cuff links and tie bar. In 1859, Dr. John Henry Hopkins Jr., an Episcopalian rector, composed the words and "music for "We Three Kings of Bethlehem Are." "O, Little Town of Bethlehem" was inspired by a trip to the Holy Land. It was composed in 1868 by Philip Brooks, an Episcopalian minister. The music was 'written by Lewis H. Redner, organist of Brooks' church. John Pierpont, churchman from Connecticut, wrote "Jingle Bells." It is odd that one of the best- known carols, Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol," written in 1843, is to be read, not sung. THE INTER LAKE, TJesday, November 26, 1957 3-* Toys Spill Out Of Santa's Pack Designed to bridge the gap be-miniature- guided/missile Installa- POCKET-SIZE MOVIE CAMERA -- switches easily from color to black and white. It's always in focus. Normal, wide-angle and telephoto pictures possible wjth converters. Good gift! tween the wonder-world of childhood and the pracitcal, adult world are a new and fascinating selection of toys spilling out of Santa's billion dollar pack. According to Melvin Freud, president of the Toy Guidance Council an organization specializing in making it easier to buy toys for children of all ages and all interests toys should stimulate creative Rose. Legend tells us'^tthat a small girl wept' as : she saw, the Three Wise Men pass by on'their way to Bethlehem; ' . . v ' ,' An 'ang'el appeared to inquire of the · child's sadness. The girl, tures'and antiques -- is .to.choose something just a little different Shopping for collector's items can be real fun if you have plenty of time to bi'owse. Small specialty shops and antique shops are excellent places to look. ' Miniatures o f ' a n y type of item! collected are always fine additions. I Madelon, told the angel she wept The novelty of their size is enough because she had no gift to take to to make them extra-special. the Christ Child. . '- Choose with thoughtfulness and In a moment, the ground was your gift to the collector will be covered with pure white roses, most appreciated. Madelon gathered them and hurried to present her gift. The Christ : Child smiled when he saw the roses. He'reached out and^as^he touched them, the petals became suffused with pink. · Each year after,: the :Christmas Rose lias grown -- during a :; rnost unusual- season--from the month v of His. birth, December, to" March. HANDY TO HAVE - Practical, warm, wool knit gloves are perfect gifts. Shown -- woo! knit, style, with feather palms -- wonderful coordinates to : wear with tailored heavy outerwear. WARMLY INFORMAL-in good- looking lambs wooi, : this low front cardigan will come in handy during mid-winter days. Wool challis tie adds a note of color: to the sports outfit. Too big to wrap? Purchase or make a minature of your gift to present on Christmas Day. The world's oldest Christmas trees, 400 of them, stand 600 feet above the Mediterranean. These are the cedars of Lebanon. WILLIAM TELL'S TOpLS - set to give! Package includes fiberglass bows in varying lengths and weights, arrows, arm- guard, shooting tab, target face and instruction book by B. Pearson. FOR THE V.I.P. - Give this Very Important Present! He'll love the matching knife a n d jewelry, set. The package is a handsome cigarette case that's perfect for office or home. activity and make thought and learning fun. NEW LOOK IN TOYS Even tired an true favorites wear a new look; ABC blocks in push-pull versions of jet planes; blackboards tions. All the latest national defense installations have their toyland prototypes. Electric trains are fitted with Nike rocket equipment; train acees- now include realistic versions 1 every possible railroad operation. Many toys are designed for limited space and apartment dwellers. A spinning top with rubber suction cup spins merrily in one spot. New- playroom tables and chairs, game boards, doll carriages and doll beds fold away for compact storage. FOR THE TOTS "Steps To Learning." a scientifically gauged series for the 3 to 3 age groups has been pre-tested by edu are attached to push and pull (rains. - - -- -- to school, acquire basic skills, learn Play kits are slanted to discover]arithmetic and master clock and cators. They help children adjust aptitudes that may point to careers and hobbies. Girder and panel building sets are based on the latest assembly principals of the construc- calendar lore. New water color crayons change from finger paints to water color , -- --,, . crayons fojr tion industry; tile setting kits and triple-play appeal. "Magi-Paint," a jewelry design outfits pay extra powdered finger paint, eliminates the usual sticky mess. There's a greater variety than dividends in decorative gifts. ELECTRONICS, TOO Electronic toys include teletype sets that really send messages, and play. ever of musical toys including miniature organs and harps that really Personal Loans To Fit Your Needs First National Bank Kalispel!, Montana Gelatin salads in any shape are nicer '.'tied" with a cream 'cheese or -whipped cream ribbon and bow at Christmas. CAN'T BEAT IT-Gblf gifts for the man who does! A good gift is balls since no one ever has enough. A new bag would please him 'plenty. Or how about clever golf head covers! DID YOU KNOW THAT you can rent a new NECCHI Sewing Machine? 00 only A MONTH for nil denonilrolien coll or vliit i Graham's SERVICE 4 TERMS Phone SK 6-3312 accent on comfort, beauty, luxury... for Or Pay $SV95 each llEWI|CeiDcliairs by Douglas . . ...featuring versatility, comfort'-and beanty at a thrifty price that fit* any. budget. You'll lora every modern detail of these trim, lightly *ealed chair*. The back automatically pivot* to the position you like bert. And thi« {unction*! beauty feature* pera-a-epring eonrtniction, assuring luxnri. ·a* comfort. . dpCBfiQchair* lend a decorator touch to any room in. the home. The gracefully tculpfnred tubular steel frame come* in rich, warm Bronzttone or velvet glow BUckplato tiniA.^Leg« have «elf adjusting iwivel glide* ·. . . ean't harm floor* or «arpeUX3WJHJEchair» feature waahable decorator upholstery in your choice of fashion right colon. . V They'll Go Fait at (hit Special Price...Come in Today I $1.00 Down Holds for Christmas fABULOUS Nationally Advertised FUR BLEND SWEATERS Special Purchase Price $£85 · Regufarfy 8,95 · Nine dressmaker styles · f till fashb ned for finer fit · Short and 314- sleeves Sizes 3* to Choose one for yourself and one for a gift at these money saving prices.

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