-Wednesday Dec. 23, 1964 TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE PAGE 3 Trim A Tuna Christmas Tree Here's a Christmas tree good enough to eat. Convenient canned tuna blends, via electric beater, with cream cheese and seasonings into a delightful tuna pate that's easily shaped into a holiday tree. Mayonnaise provides the snowy exterior of the tree and pimientos the gay garlands. Christmas Tuna Pate 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese 2 tablespoons chili sauce 2 tablespoons minced parsley Yi cup minced onion 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce teaspoon Tabasco 3 cans (6y£ or 7 ounces each) tuna in vegetable oil 3 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise Pimiento Capers Parsley sprigs With an electric beater, beat together the cream cheese, chili sauce, parsley, onion, Worcestershire and Tabasco. Drain tuna; gradually add tuna to cream cheese mixture, beating' until thoroughly blended. Chill 8 hours or overnight in tightly covered container. To shape tuna pate into Christmas tree shape, mold tuna mixture on serving plate into a pyramid. Cover with the mayonnaise, using a small spatula. Make garlands around tree by alternating pimiento strips and capers in two rows around tree. Cut star out of pimiento with miniature star cutter and secure with toothpick on top of tree. Arrange parsley sprigs around bottom of tree. Yield: 4 cups tuna pate. WASHINGTON (UPD—A colorful array of fruits and vegetables highlights the week's best buy offerings. Additionally, some meat cuts, fish, and eggs make the outlook bright for the shopper. Beef steaks, pork roasts, and broiler - fryers top the list of good meat buys. Canned pink salmon, fish sticks and portions, and eggs complete the list for protein foods. Abundant supplies of cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, and sweet potatoes await the careful vegetable shopper. Carrots and onions are especially abundant this week. Qflerrt; Christmas ^reelings and sincere wishes for a holiday socsan lull ot the warmth oi a good, old-fashioned Christmas, 'For Your Apparel ore See Carroll" , W^il!e *tfc ^fujitt, ^"fcl*^ wicjitt (jlad voices sing out... and glad wishes ring out as we extend our sincere greetings for a very merry Christmas to all. Cooper's Home Furnishings Greeting Cards Chronicle Manners, Customs, Events It all began in 1843 when John Calcott Horsley, a prominent London artist, drew the first Christmas card. Horsley's pioneering greeting was a trypitch, a prime example of contemporary recording. The central panel showed a jolly family with young and old tippling, toasts from briming glasses, while the two side panels gave a sobering effect with scenes of the poor being clothed and the hungry fed. From that time on Christmas cards have faithfully chronicled the manners, customs and events of their times. One Christmas card collection, that of Norcross, Inc. greeting card publishers, houses hundreds of cards that capture for. posterity the fads and foibles, changes and evolution in sports, fashions, modes of transportation, current events, filial love, amusements, even children's passtimes and music making. Accroding to Miss Esther Mooney, who is a curator of the collection, many of the cards are gems of social comment. "In an English card of 1892," said Miss Mooney, "the formality existing between children and parents in that Victorian era is quite clearly expressed by the artist. He depicts a little girl on bended knee at her mother's feet solemnly offering her a Christmas bouquet. Just 40 years later, a Christmas card of 1930 shows how relaxed filial relations had become with its breezy greeting that says, "3 cheers 4 a Merry Christmas and you, Dad!" Christmas card artists have always been quick to pick on innovations as subjects. The advent of the horseless carriage was duly recognized in a card of 1910. Cut out in the shape of a car of that vintage, it cheerfully puns: "You 'Auto' be happy As you, on Pleasure's Motor-Car Steer merrily thro' Christmastide . Speed gaily as fun- always 'Auto'!" And in" 1950, the early days of television were noted in a Christmas greeting which shows Santa tuning in TV. An historic event is frequently the inspiration for a Christmas card. When Lindberg - flew the Atlantic, the artist drew his "Spirit of St. Louis" flying over New York on a 1927. Christmas card. During World Wars One and Two Christmas cards became unblushingly patriotic. Verses like "On Christmas Night . . . With Holly Berries Gleaming 'Bright, Our Thoughts fly true O'er Ocean Blue and take a Christmas Wish to you" on a 1917 card brought balm to homesick doughboys. •Personalities \vho were household words of their times often poped up In Christmas cards. A topical card of 1934 offered five famous faces for the price of.one. It showed the Duke of Windsor (then the Prince of Wales), Mussolini, Garbo, Chevalier and Mae West all wishing the lucky recipient seasonal greetings in their own particular style. In 1959 Christmas cards entered the space age when Soviet Ambassador Mikhali Men- shikov decorated his season's greetings with pictures of three Lunik sattellites. And after John Glenn's space flight, American card companies came out with a spate of cards that featured space ships, orbiting Santas and rockets. In the prosperous 1960's Christmas cards' have blossomed forth with a rash of current status symbols. Victorian cards showed the magic latern or the piano every well to-do Victorian home possessed. On Christmas greetings of to day, its the transistor radio and the stero hi-fi, the set of golf clubs or the scooter, elegant ladies in furs and golden Cadillacs that mingle with the holly and mistletoe. GIFTS FOR THE HOME— A bright new look in home decorating is created with cotton-trimmed accessories. Here a coordinated set, including a picture frame, cigarette lighter, ash tray, and memo pad, gains importance with, a gay red, white and blue cotton print. By Tiger Fabrics.' eace on Earth Good will to all men. A joyful Christmas! Tom Smith Tire Service i inwirtTi^»"^->»w.n iim >>t | W i».np |lf i X\)t Cbnstmas Story..; Bright shines the Star across the years, bright glows the Christmas story... to tell of a . time when Wise Men brought rare and precious gifts, to symbolize their adoration for the Child that lay in a manger. Mayyou know all the gifts of a blessed Christmas. Service Motor Company, Inc. as. By Mary Whitman Gift wrap paper has dozens of handy uses. •Planning a birthday party? One m o t h e r-on-a - budget passes along this idea. Use gift wrap to make children's party has. For young children, you can make a dozen pimple hats from a package of gitt wrap containing two sheets of 20" by 30" paper. Froni eacli sheet you get six squares that can be cut in triangles. Bind the triangles with plain or colored Scotcli tape, and tape on cord or ribbon for tying them under the children's chins. You can scallop or pink the -edges to be fancy, or top the hats -with paper pompons. It's also easy to cut placemats out of "Happy Birthday" gift wrap to lend festivity lo even a picnic table. Children who are old enough can make their own trimmings. For place cards, plain white stationery can be decorated with designs cut out of gift wrap. Even a first-grader can make small baskets of gift wrap to hold mints. Children enjoy their handiwork. And considering that a pack of gift wrap costs a quarter, it's a modest recreation fund. There are plain wraps, and wraps picturing such favorites as Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck. You can also use psychology, one party-wise parent tells us. Crowns cut out of gold foil for 5-to-7-year-olds produced such dignity at a recent party that even the block's chief mischief- maker became quiet and polite. "Gift wrap can be used in games, too." points out C. "W. DeWitt. chairman of the board of Whitman Publishing Company of Racine. Wisconsin, and president emeritus of the -Gift Wrappings and Tyings Association. For example, if space is tight for musical chairs, why not play nmsical apples? Wrap each apple in gift paper, taped at the top. Place all on a table. When the music stops, each child reaches for an apple instead of a chair. At game's end! the winner gets a prize. The gift- wrapped apples get passed out as refreshment to the rest ot the marrl 'vM 'r. Youngsters Told Where Santa Lives Along with "Why is the sky blue?" and "Why can't I see the wind?," the favorite question of children everywhere is very often, "Where does Santa Claus live when Christmas is all over?" Parents faced with this puzzler needn't get involved in explanations of just what and where is the North Pole. They can answer, with a straight face and a map to back them up, "Why Santa Claus, Indiana, of course!" Or how about Bells, Tennessee; Evergreen, Alabama; Holly, Washington; or Noel, Missouri , as suitable quarters for Santa? These are just a sample of the many towns and villages all over the country that are named in the spirit of Christmas, in the hope of preserving the good will and cheer of this happy season all year. There's only one disadvantage to living in one of these towns. Local parents, faced with the question, "Where does Santa live?" certainly can't say, "Why, right here in Christmas, Arizona, son," or the next logical question would be, much to Dad's consternation, "Yippee! Why don't we go visit him?" Legionnaires Serve As Santa's Helpers Merry Christmas Happy New Year 1 shone in the heavens. May igreat joy be yours. Jeanie's 15c Hamburgers MBMMMMHMWMiafi &SBl SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (UPD— Children the world over prefer toys to togs, if letters which Santa Claus receives are a good barometer. Thousands of letters are pouring into this little Hoosier village because the children —or their parents—know a brightly illustrated answer will be received over the familiar "Santa Claus" signature. Members of the Santa Claus American Legion and Forty and Eight serve as helpers, along with other groups, in answering the .children. Kerrylee. and Craig Jones, in Natal, South Africa, asked Santa for a toy kitten, a dancing dress, guns and a car set. Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Frank and Tony Sullivan, in Highton Gee- log, Victoria, Australia, asked for adventure books, a tool set, lollipops, -a train set, a watch and a tea set. From Dublin, Ireland, > Gay and Beth Harris requested "a bicycle, a new bathrobe and some surprises." They also asked for something for our Daddy who is going to school in Indiana." From Wuerzburg, Germany, came a helpful letter from Mike Fleming who wrote, "Please bring me two spacephones as in Sears catalog, page 243." Rocket and Jet Coleman and Hugh Groves, Prospect, Ky., also were space- minded with requests for a rocket and a jet, but they also asked for a fishing pole, rifle, gloves and candy. Christine Lach, Grange Park, 111., wistfully added a note that many fathers might second when she put on the margin of her list: "Nothing to put together." Seven-year-old Julianne Sherman, Mason, Ohio, asked for "something to play - with" and promised, "I will try to be good the rest of the year and the next year, too." Pamela Schlie, College Park, Md., was more specific. She asked for "a pogo stick, a time ,bomb game, a cake mix set, a mouse trap game and a dish set." Terry Puffinburger, Atlantic Beach, Fla., also has studied catalogs in making up her Christmas list. She asked for "a record player No. 49NG59C shipping weight 8 pounds §16.99." Terry also wants an album of records by the Beatles to go with the record player. Billy Taylor, LeSueur, Minn., offered two lists, one labeled "most" and the other "not very much." His little sister Kathy .asked for "Mommy's purse." Becky and Bryan Wallace, Arlington, Va., enclosed their telephone number so Santa.could call their parents to see if they had been good. Benita Deichert, Fargo, N.D., wrote that she would be glad to have a sweater or a ski jacket but "mostly I want a puppy." Jon Van Loon, East Detroit, Mich., wants "a fire engine that squirts water." His sisters want dolls, dishes and batons. Billy Watts, Germania, Pa., made the toys vs togs point specific. He asked for several toys and said, "I have a lot of real nice clothes and I don't need any more." Wayne James, Thomson, 111., cryptically asked for 12 cents. Frances Suarez, Pembroke, Mass., asked Santa for Beatle shoes, Beatle pants and Beatle game, then added, "I hope ou know who the Beatles are." Carol Williams, Sarasota, Fla., ended her letter with the thought that, "I want to leave some toys for the other kids." Frank Station, Salem, Wis., asked nothing for himself hut wrote only for "a spice rack for my mother please." Debbie Dawley, Mt. Pleasant, S.C, wrote, "1 want anything you want me to have." . Children often ask for gifts they may not be able to have. Rhonda Ethcison, Elwood, Ind., asked for a monkey. Harry Reynolds, Wayne; Ohio, wanted a "station wagon for all of the family." The replies from Santa Claus make no promises and explain that, "I may not be able to bring you everything-you want, but I'll try and do my best." Holy Tree Blooms Every Christmas the phenom- enin of the blossoming Holy Thorn Tree occurs in England and Washington, D. C. Faithfully on December 25th, a tree called the Holy Thorn or Glastonbury Thorn blooms in the ancient English town of Glastonbury. Sometime during the same month, an off-shoot of the same tree bursts into bloom in Washington's Cathedral of the Close. According to legend, two days before Christmas 63 years after the birth of Christ, : S t. Joseph of Arimathea n e a r ed Glastonbury, carrying with, him the Holy Grail used at the Last Supper. While pausing to rest at the top of a hill overlooking the town, he drove his staff in the ground, where it immediately took root. The next day, Christmas Eve, it .had turned into a thorn tree covered with blossoms^ , The Roman Catholic custom of saying midnight mass on Christmas Eve stems from the belief that Jesus Christ was actually born at that hour. Actually, mass may be said at any hour the night before Christmas and in some countries there is no midnight mass, the first Christmas mass being said at four or five in the May the * glad •> tidings of .Christmas be with you. Barker Upholstry a the Wise Men came bearings gifts, so we come bearing our warmest V wishes for a very merry Christmas * Day, and a holiday season filled with many hours of happiness and good cheer for each and everyone. © ERYC0 INC.
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