The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 23, 1964 · Page 10
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PAGE .4 THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE , Wednesday J)ec. 23„ 1964 HOLIDAY CLEAN-UP Don't discard those holiday shopping bags. Keep at least two of them for Christmas morning—one to hold the paper and ribbon yon want to keep, one to hold the scraps to be thrown away. TALLEST TREE Tallest Christmas tree? In the U.S. the title probably goes to the Indianapolis, Ind., "tree" — the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. At Christmas, the 246-foot structure is decorated with electric candles and stars | Many Traditions Began in White House Let us journey in spirit to the manger, . that its message may inspire us anew. Tebco Fertilizer Inc. Many of the cherished traditions which make Christmas merrier; in the United States had their start in the White House. George Washington, first President of the United States, surrounded himself with ^family and grandchildren at cheerful Christmas parties, and set the .theme of a "merry Christmas" for his country. Washington also furthered the use of American holly as a decoration by growing the glossy- leaved tree on his estate at Mount Vernon. Andrew Jackson was fond of giving large, colorful parties for young and old on Christ­ mas Day. Frozen ices; a novelty at that time, were served, and there was a small, frosted pine tree, surrounded by toys. Franklin Pierce introduced the modern Christmas tree to the White House in 1856. Benjamin Harrison, . in 1889, told reporters he planned an "old fashioned Christmas" including a Christmas tree, for his family, and urged others to join him in observing the custom. Conservation-minded Theodore Roosvelt once refused to allow a Christmas tree in the White House. His son, Archie, smuggled one in, however, and the President finally relented. . v at GfiMfauu fflfay this holiday season herald a time of continued "peace on earth'' Western Auto Store Myron Applegate, Owner, Tipton FIRES AND FLIES ... There's always been an affinity between small boys and airplanes and the modern lad is no exception. Plane shown is a rocket-firing, cannon- nosed Airacobra. It Hashes a navigation light to warn approaching aircraft, fires rockets from under its wings. JERUSALEM CHERRY Flowering plants are'ideal for Christmas and one of the more brilliant and less expensive pot plants is the Jerusalem cherry. Its round, red fruit is especially appropriate for the holiday season. It needs bright light and likes a cool temperature, no higher than 55 degrees at night for best results—although it does admirably even with a 65 degree night temperature. If the plant is allowed to wilt, or if cooking gas fumes fill the air, the fruit will drop. O ut of the East the Wise Men caifle to seek and find a Holy Child. In the same spirit of reverence and wonder, joy and gratitude, mankind turns each year to the Christmas story, to seek and find new inspiration and guidance. Let us, this Christmastime, rededicate ourselves to the meaning and ~ message of His birth, that we may achieve "Peace onEarth, Good Will to All Men." J TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE Dip In And Diet!. Most dieters moan in anticipation of all that heavy party eating. They're caught betwixt and between—saying "no" or getting fat. But not any more. One spirited food, a Neufchatel Cheese- Curry Dip, lets even the weight-watchor party with zest, yet diet, too. Neufchatel's akin to cream cheese but contains 30 per cent less butter fat and 30 per cent more protein. The Borden Kitchen devised this exotic dip, piqued with eurry. Serve ringed on a tray by fresh shrimp, scored, sliced cucumbers, bite-stze canliilower- ettes, cherry tomatoes and carrot sticks. Just dip in and diet'. Quick Cliccsc-Curry Dip (Makes 1 cup) 1 (8-oz.) package Eagle G tablespoons skim milk Brand Neufchatel 2 tablespoons lemon juico cheese 1/4 teaspoon curry powder Soften cheese at room temperature. Combine ingredients. Chill in refrigerator. Serve as a dip for cooked shrimp or assorted bi'L-j- size raw vegetables. Snacks To Match The Sport "Whatever your favorite sport—football, basketball or wintertime outdoor sports—new canned egg nog will be in season to match rugged appetites. Once a holiday-only beverage, egg nog now knows no bounds in availability or use. It's just like the refrigerated non-alcoholic product which appears in dairy cases during the holidays.But the new egg nog, when stored unopened, keeps its wonderful natural appearance, flavor and food value for months, even -without refrigeration. Both active and armchair athletes 'will cheer for this after-game treat: generous-size mugs of chilled egg nog, sprinkled with pungent nutmeg. Serve dui'ing the game for those who merely sit and "watch. Here the ! Borden Kitchen paired egg nog with the fixings for cold meat and ! cheese sandwiches. 'ur holiday would not be complete if we didn't announce our greetings and thanks to all our friends and patrons. Local Finance and once again we pause to wish good friends all the special. • joys and blessings of the season. May your Day bring an abundance of happiness and peace. Gem Cafe the BRIGHT # S ARA FOSTER leaned through the doorway and for a moment watched her husband intently putting the final, touches on a wood carving. "Supper's ready, Sam." "Be there in a moment," the man said, setting his work aside. He turned his wheel chair around to face her, but she had disappeared into the kitchen again. "Where's the boy?" he asked. •"In his room a'sleep. I let him in the yard a while this afternoon after the snow fell and he was all tuckered out." Sam didn't say anything. lie was glad Timothy was sleeping. Somehow, the boy never thought to ask about the bright red wagon until the supper hour. And, he never had the courage to tell the lad that he had made a foolish promise and there was no more possibility o£ a red wagon for Christmas than there was that the temperature would reach a hundred degrees on Christmas day. He maneuvered his chair into the kitchen, gave a short "thanks" and quietly plunged into the plate of greens and pork. He hoped Sara wouldn't say anything about the wagon, either. Young Timmie busied himself with a crosswood puzzle. » Someday, • maybe, he'd learn to keep his big mouth shut. Maybe someday. Three years now, since he had lost his legs in a mining accident, he hadn't changed a bit. Still making promises almost impossible to keep. The morning before Christmas dawned bright and clear. In the late afternoon, it began to snow and Sara Foster hummed, a Christmas tune as she went about her kitchen chores. The old red rooster, long a family friend, was dropped into the boiling pot and she set about the making of dumplings. Young Timmie busied himself on the cabin floor, meticulously fitting together the pieces of a wooden jig saw puzzle. ' Sam Foster sat by the window, gazing idly across the hills and valleys. "Sara, come here," he called. She stood by his side and he pointed in the direction of the Valley Road. "There's a car in trouble down there. I saw it slip off the road into the ditch. Someone may be hurt. I think you should go see." Wrapping herself in Sam's old Army coat and tossing a kerchief across her head, the woman opened the door, letting in a blast of cold air and a small snow flurry. "Watch the things on the stove for me, Sam. I .shouldn't be long." Watching '" _- '"' Sam Foster spent the next hour or so wheeling himself back and forth between the kitchen and the front window. He saw his wife trudge back up the hill but, instead of coming into the cabin she went into the barn, emerging a few moments later with Big Red, the tired old mule, and then the return trip down the hill. It was well after dark when Sara Foster entered the cabin. Sam was finishing the task of setting plates around the kitchen table. "I imagine, since you didn't say so earlier, no one was hurt. If not, why didn't the fellow you helped come up after that mule himself?" •Wasn't a fella. Was a woman. A grandma. She wasn't hurt; just slipped off the road. I put her back on her way again. She wanted to pay me, but I didn't take any money." Sam looked at her curiously. 'Your time and. work was worth something." Sara smiled. "Indeed it was. It was worth very, much." She leaned low to whisper in her husband's ear. "She had a bright red wagon in her car. Was taking it to her grandchildren. I took that as she said she could get another one. in town." Sara Foster grinned. "Well, I'll be . . . ." He paused, then wheeled to the doorway. "Hey, Timmie, boy, put up that puzzle and come to supper. Don't you know this is Christmas Eve, boy? There'll be no red wagon for boys who don't go to bed when they should." HOLIDAY HOLLY Most of the holly cuttings used in American homes today, are of the English variety, grown for the most part in the northwest where climatic . conditions are most favorable. Research has produced several strains of American holly said to be much hardier and superior in color, foliage and fruit These bear such beguiling names as Merry Christmas, Santa Clans, Old Heavy Berry and Cro- nenberry. ,

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