The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 23, 1964 · Page 18
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PAGE 6 THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE Wednesday, Dec. 23,1964 MTE LIGHTS ... A small gift for a favorite youngster might be suggested in night lights which feature favorite cartoon characters. They plug right into wall outlet, provide just the right amount of light. Early Cards Bore Familiar Message Christmas cards were not very popular for some two decades after they first appeared in England, in the I840's. Very little is known of the earliest cards, except for two primitive prototypes found in the British Museum. These two bear the same message of peace and good will, which hasn't been improved upon, even in'the modern cards we favor today. IN RUSSIA Russian children hang up their stockings on New Year's Eve, in anticipation of Grandfather Frost's visit. Through Communists eliminated the religious celebration of Christmas, they allowed the children's festivities of the season to remain. Merry Christmas Luther Simulated Christmas Scene Most everyone has heard the story of Martin Luther and the Christmas tree. Luther lived from 1483 to 1546 and, so the story goes, was one night so impressed by the sight of snow-covered evergreens sparkling in the moonlight that he returned to his home and tried to reproduce the memorable scene for his family. He chose a small evergreen tree and, to simulate the reflections of the starlit heavens, he attached a number of lighted candles. Christmas trees, of course, did not become popular until years later. Stable Scene Was Idea 01 St. Francis It is said that the Christmas Crib goes back to the year 1223 when, in the small village of Greccio, Italy, St. Francis of Assisi attempted to bring alive the true meaning of Christmas by constructing a crude representation of the stable at Bethlehem, using live animals and real people. .At first confined only to churches, the custom later spread to palaces and homes. Today. Italian families take great pride in preparation of their Christmas Crib. GAMES FOR TWO . . . Gantes two youngsters can play together make ideal holiday gifts. Among such games are a Naval Battle game which creates a mock sea battle for young Naval enthusiasts. TREES A' PLENTY The popularity of the family Christmas tree is found in the fact that approximately 45 million commercially-grown'trees were sold in the United States last holiday season. This number does not include the small operator who cuts and sells trees locally, nor the hardy individuals who venture forth to chop down their own. SIGHTING ROBINS Popular motif on early Christmas cards was the English ro T bin — possibly because English postmen, who delivered the cards, in those days wore red uniforms and were often called "Robin." General Grant Tree Among Most Famous One of the most most famous Christmas trees is the General Grant tree, located in General Grant National Park, 64 miles east of Fresno, California. This tree was designated the official national ' Christmas tree for Christmas Day, 1925. ' The General Grant tree is estir mated to be about 270 feet high and services are held under the tree each year. Due to severe weather conditions usually prevalent in the area, however, the number of visitors is somewhat limited. EARLY CARD What some investigators believe to be the first card printed specifically as a Christmas card was the one designed in 1843 by J. C. Horsley for Sir Henry Cole. The card had one center illustration and two side panels. The center panel depicted an English family raising wine • glasses to toast a missing friend. Scenes on the side panels showed the feeding of the hungry and clothing of the naked. It was the only card Sir Henry Cole ever had designed — reaction to the toasting scene from temperance-minded frieads was far from what he had expected. r • . * Here comes Santa with a sleighful of •merriest Christmas wishes for our many kind friends } and all'those they hold dear. We hope your holiday will he an I especially joyous one, holding a wealth of happy hours. It has been both a ; \ privilege and a pleasure to serve you, and we thank you for your most kind patronage. CARTER'S SUPERMARKET CLAUDE & FRAN CARTER FRANK BAXTER LARRY VANDIVER GREG STOFFER WILLIAM SMOUSE LIBBY HOOK EVELYN SHIRLEY EMMA HEATH DIMPLE MC CULLOUGH MARY BEATY DAVID LAMBERT RONNIE DRIVER JIMMY GREEN MARY MITCHNER WILLIAM GRIFFITH RICHARD HARTZOG VIRGINIA ZIEGLER RICK GOULD JOHN O'BANION FLOYD EMBERTON DENNIS SPEER ROY HOWELL TIM GIPSON LARRY SAVAGE LOR ETTA MORRISETT PAUL JOHNSON MARJORIE BARANOWSKI DAN SPIVEY JIM ROACH SUE TEMPLE . DOUGLAS BOOTH TOM PRESTON Eggnog's popularity is such that at Christmas and New Year's, the drink can be found in nearly every average American home. It is generally believed that Eggnog t came to us from the Old English sack-posset, a hot drink which contains the same ingredients — milk, eggs, sugar and nutmeg. No one really knows who invented Eggnog. Researchers just say that it goes 'way, 'way back and like Topsy it "growed "and growed." The flavorful taste of Eggnog is not the only reason for the drink's popularity. Eggnog is easy to make, it goes a long way, and it allows the hostess to have as much fun as anybody else without having to worry about the guests. Eggnog is a serve-yourself drink, and most folks seem to prefer to fill their cup themselves. Eggnog is flexible. That is, you can make a lot of it in one batch if you've got a large enough punch bowl and your refrigerator is particularly spacious. On the other hand, Eggnog can be made in smaller quantities — which are equally delightful and flavorsoroe. A typical recipe would include: 6 eggs, separated Z cups light or whipping cream 2 cups milk 4 Yi teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla Freshly ground nutmeg ' Beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in cream, milk, salt, and vanilla. Beat egg whites until they hold stiff peaks; fold into egg yolk mixture. Served in chilled punch bowl; sprinkle with nutmeg. (Makes 2 1 ,£ quarts.) GIFT IDEAS •When the Christmas gift list seems to grow and grow, then it becomes necessary to curtail the amount spent for each present. Where children are concerned, a small gift can be made more appealing by decorating the outside of the package with a variety of bright candies and other sweets. Grownups appreciate a package wrapped with special care. And; in the final analysis, it's the idea of being remembered, more than the cost of the gift that is important. IN HOLLAND Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Rudolph would cause no excitement in the Netherlands, were children believe that a horse pulls St. Nicholas' sleigh. The great horse is named Sleipner, and the Dutch children fill their wooden shoes with hay. for him. This gives him energy to get St. Nick to every house. IT'S A HOLIDAY First of the United States to give recognition to Christmas Day as a legal holiday was Alabama in 1836. wonder and joy the shepherds felt that first Holy ( Night when angels brought their glad tidings of peace, good will toward man. TIPTON'S OWN HOUSE OF HARTER FUN FOR ALL ... Strategy games offer fun for old and young alike and most on the market are designed to provide pleasure for players from age 6 to adult. The Good Witch Visits Italy's Yoijng It is on January 6, the Feast of the . Epiphany, and not on Christmas Eve that Italian children place their shoes by the fireplace. The shoes are placed in anticipation of the arrival of "Befana", the good witch, who comes down the chimney on a broom to fill the shoes left out lor her — sweets for the good youngsters, coal in the shoes of the naughty. French Observance Features Manger Scene Many French homes have not only the Christmas tree but as well the traditional Creche, or manger scene, populated with terra cotta figures called santons. Midnight Mass is a tradition with French Catholics and when they return home they take part in the Reveillon, : .» elaborate feast of many -ourses. Before retiring, French children place their shoes near the fireplace in anticipation of a visit from "Pere Noel." IN MEXICO 1 During the hoUday season in Mexico, the greeting is "Feliz Navidad" and almost every home boasts a nacimento, or creche. Some are elaborate, many are simple and homemade, yet each is a manger scene complete with the traditional figures of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men, shepherds, animals and the Star of Bethlehem. , HOLIDAY k STAINS" How do you remove Christmas stains? The best trick to remember is to work fast. Don't let the stain set in the fabric. Even a short delay can be disastrous. Following are directions for treating washable fabrics to remove the stains you will most probably encounter during the holidays. Ballpoint ink — use carbon tetrachloride to remove the stains. Soak in warm soap or detergent suds, then wash and rinse in clear water. If discoloration, remains on white or bleachfast material, use a mild bleach and launder again. Candle wax—scrape off excess wax with a table knife. Place stained spot between blotters (white) and press with hot iron. Then rub spot gently with turpentine and wash in warm suds. Glue — soak in warm suds until dissolved; then launder in fresh warm suds. Chocolate or cocoa — wash in hot suds. Treat any remaining stain with a weak solution of household bleach or hydrogen peroxide and launder again in hot suds. ' Meat juices — soak in cool water; then wash in hot suds. Gravy and white sauce — soak in cool water then wash in hot suds. Paint — if fresh, use lots of suds. Otherwise, apply turpentine or kerosene and then wash in hot suds. Alcoholic beverages — soak or sponge with cool water promptly; thenwash in warm suds. Tipton Dry Cleaners

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