(2P Erdman EVERYONE SEEMS to b« asking a* same question, "Are you doing your Christmas shopping?" in answering, the person may smile broadly and »ay, "I'm all finished and the gifts are all wrapped" or you may hear a groan as someone says, "1 haven't even started yet." Well we did a lot of "Christmas looking" this week and it's a real treat to be in the Austin stores that are just loaded with gifts of all sorts and all prices. All the shops are decorated for the holl- days and some have added Christmas music to the Yuletide spirit. Despite the hustling and bustling, the gaily-wrapped packages, sparkling ornaments and glittering lights are sure to put you in a happy mood. There were so many gift Ideas, we didn't have time to put them In any special arrangement, but here are a few suggestions from Austin stores: There are boxes covered with pearls to hold ft box of cleansing tissues and they come with matching powder boxes and cologne bottles. Pearls again decorate a collapsible drinking cup with a pill container and folding tooth brush. Another stocklng-stuffer is a "petty cash" box which resembles a gold compact, but holds coins and paper money. The cover sports a dollar sign In rhinestones. If you need a gift for a couple, there's one that contains two bottles of cologne, his and hers. French kid gloves in gorgeous colors will please most any woman and for someone with a recreation room, there's a bright- ly-paiitted wooden face to hang on the wall. The red nose is magnetic to hold a metal bottle opener. Darling hand-painted egg cups with pointed knitted caps are for good little girls. Adding a festive air to home decorations are groups of tiny hand-carved angels from Italy. They're musicians, each holding a different instrument. And in three sizes, small, smaller and tiny, come candles in the shape and color of Christmas tree ornaments. Each rests on a brass holder. More hand-carved work is available if you have a doctor on your gift list. Made in Italy, the figures include an MD, an optometrist, a pharmacist, an obstetrician and a nurse. And from Germany, came exquisite angels, pure white in a variety of poses. For those who go for sweaters, there are shaggy ones for men and women, boys and girls. And the colors are really something. Other sweaters go from bulky knits to the finest cashmeres and they are available with mink collars—real luxurious. Made up in vivid colors are small leather drawstring bags just big enough to hold your keys, a comb, lipstick and cigarets, and there's a matching lighter attached by chain. Rhinestones decorate a holder of note paper that fits on your telephone and comes complete with a magnetic pencil. If you like to buy wearing apparel, there are knit vests and blazer jackets, velvet chemettes and matching skirts and tapered slacks that come in velveteen, wide-wale corduroy and soft wool. And the lingerie this year is really something out of Santa's prize bag. The selection is so pretty, you'll just have to see it for yourself. There's a lounging suit of white quilted nylon set off with brilliant red embroidered posies, growing on a cuff or pocket. In pale blue, there are nyloa quilted lounging pants topped with a sleeveless blouse of sheer nylon embroidered with metallic fireflies. And there's a robe to match. Shorty nighties are as cute as can be, but there are nice tailored pj's for those who prefer them, as well as the grandma flannel nightgowns, complete with ruffles. Harem slippers are very interesting. They have pointed turned-up toes with gold straps and a huge amount of sequins in glittering gold, red or green. They're Jots of fun. If you'd like to give some "little friends" for Christmas, there are zany tigers, dogs, cats and people—really stuffed toys, but very well-liked by the girls, old and young. Evening bags, always a popular gift, are beaded, brocaded, made of velvet and gold leather. There's even one of clear plastic, but that would have to be for a very neat woman. Another set Includes a billfold, cigaret case and lighter, all in matching leather. When it comes to jewelry, you'll have a difficult time making any decision. There's so much of it and it's all BO pretty, you'll want to buy everything. Bracelets, for instance, come packed solid with rhinestones, in chains bearing huge charms that jingle just great, delicate strands of pearls or crystal beads or the one that t holds a large gold lantern filled with an exciting new perfume. For the holiday parties, there are earrings in the form of Santa Claus, wreaths, holly and Christmas bells. And we must tell you about a very special cuckoo clock. Every 60 minutes, after the bird pops out and shouts the hour, a music box plays and four little hand-carved couples waltz around the top of the clock. If you don't care to put up with all that music and dancing and cuckooing at night, just remove one of the weights and the sound stops, but the clock continues to count minutes. For the men, there's a gift box containing a tie bar, cuff links and ballpoint pen in matching designs, or cuff links set with birthstones, or cuff links in sporting motifs—guns for hunters, fishing rods and reels for fishermen, clubs and balls for golfers and bowling pins for those other fellas. Ties and sox come in matching sets and then there's the tie that is sold complete with matching handkerchief and tie clip. A small leather case holds a comb, nail file and clipper and another has a clothes brush that opens into a coat hanger. The cosmetic counters are not only some of the prettiest anywhere, they smell so good. You may know someone who would like the little Christmas parasol that holds a purse container of liquid soap and hand lotion,, plus a lipstick and nail polish. Another gift in this department is the shower kit—soap box, soap, cologne and talc. An elegant perfume comes boxed with a yellow rose which may be pinned to a favorite blouse or dress on Christmas morning. Four scents come packed hi miniature hat boxes and there's a new deluxe perfume purse dispenser that looks like a piece of engraved jewelry. A green syrofoam pixie holds a piece of mistletoe bidding a bottle of cologne or maybe you'd prefer one of the new oval lipstick cases, not much bigger than a pill box. They come in gold, tortoise shell or onyx. They may not be a gift, but we have to mention the holiday party dresses. Oh, they are glamorous with bubble skirts, slim sheaths, generous flares in embroidered nylons, rustling taffetas, splashy silk prints and rich velvets. Black, of course, is very popular, but colors are important. One dress, « sheath, was made of gold metallic cloth covered with white lace. Many cocktail dresses have small jackets if you want to cover-up and don't overlook the popular pastel jersey dresses. In addition to these, there are lovely fur-blend sweaters with skirts dyed-to-match in plain colors and plaids. Naturally, we couldn't go Christmas looking without stopping mt the candy shop. There again, there's such a fine selection. For example, white bonbons decorated with red and green wreaths, candles or Santa faces, delicious hard and filled candies, coffee candy from Holland, milk chocolate wrapped in foil and surrounded by gold "feathers and ruffles" for hanging on the tree (that is if no one eats them first), toffee from England, cream mints in red, green and white, a large pencil made of solid chocolate for your children's teacher, lollipops with faces, made in Switzerland, big Santa Claus suckers made of chocolate-covered marshmallow, cream filberts that look like moth balls but taste absolutely grand and marizysan almond paste made up as strawberries, apples, bananas and oranges. » » » • AN AUSTIN student at Mankato State College, Virginia Brown, was Newman convention chairman last week, in charge of all arrangements for the leadership clinic at the college. About 300 delegates represented Newman clubs from Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Virginia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Brown, 904 Park. Her brother, Thomas Brown, a pharmaceutical student at South Dakota State College, was recently initiated by Kappa Psi fraternity. at the Dinner Bell for a 6:30 dinner and exchange of gifts, WEDNESDAY WOMEN'S M1SSIONRY Society, Church of Christ, will meet for an all-day sewing session and noon potluck luncheon at the church parlors. DORCAS CIRCLE, Church nf Christ, will meet in the morning at the home of Mrs. Donald Wolfe, 805 Marshall. MISSIONARY SOCIETY groups, Grace Baptist Church, will meet as follows: GROUP 2 with Mrs. Lloyd Graves, 509 S. Main, in the afternoon. GROUP 3 with Miss Eleanor Christiansen, 1612 Sun V&lley, in the evening. GENERAL WSCS will meet in the afternoon at the church parlors. ST. PHILOMENA Unit Will meet for a 1:30 dessert luncheon at the home of Mrs. F. Nielson, 1209 N. Fourth. GOLDEN AGE Club will meet in the afternoon at the Moose Home for luncheons. WOMEN'S MISSIONARY groups, First Baptist Church, will meet as follows: GROUP 1 with Mrs. John Wei- GROUP R with Miss Vivian Var-.in the evening with Mrs. James Dnrrnc McDermott, 606 Lyndale. t-'UrcuS CO, 602 Euclid. THURSDAY WOODMAN AUXILIARY will NOW AT HOME — Mr. arid Mrs. Donald E. Sparks are at home at 824 W. Center St., Rochester, after a trip to Milwaukee and Chicago. They were married Nov. 22, at the Methodist Church, Brownsdale. The bride is the former Sharon Hartson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hartson, Brownsdale, and the groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks, Brownsdale. NEWS for WOMEN COMING EVENTS SATURDAY WOMEN J5F Moose homemaking committee will meet for a 6:30 dinner and Christmas party at the Woodlander. NEWCOMERS CLUB will hold a Christmas party at the Tower in the evening. SUNDAY BROWNSDALE SQUARES will hold a holiday square dance festi val in the afternoon at the Brownsdale School gym. MONDAY FLORAL CLUB will meet for a 1:30 Christmas dessert luncheon at the YWCA. LYLE MUSIC Mothers will meet in the afternoon at the school. LANSING GRANGE will meet in the evening at Lansing Hall. ST. HILDA Unit will meet in the evening with Mrs. John Capp, 711 Padden. ST. VERONICA Unit will meet for a 6:30 dinner and Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Edward Clements, 1708 Deneen. Gifts will be exchanged. ST. JANE Unit will meet in the evening with Mrs. John Mayer, 508 Elm Tree. ST. ZITA Unit will meet with Mrs. Donald Wikoren, Austin Rt. 5, in the evening. ST. LUKE Unit will meet in the evening with Mrs. Faber McNally, 1606 Grove. UNITY CHAPTER 29, OES, will meet in the evening for a Christ mas observance at the Masonic Hall. LEM RHO Theta Rho Club wil meet at the IOOF Hall in the even ing. meet for a 1 o'clock luncheon and Christmas party at the Dinner Bell. WOODBURY WILLING Workers will meet for a noon potluck dinner and Christmas party at the Lyle Legion Hall. EAGLES AUXILIARY will meet in the afternoon for sewing at the FOE hall. ST. OLAF Circle 15 will meet in the afternoon at the church par- RED TUESDAY ROCK Project land, 300 S. Greenwich. GROUP 2 at the church parlors. GROUP 3 with Mrs. Carl Shutt, 7^0 Johnson, GROUP 9 with Mrs. William Thompson, 1004 E. Bridge. GROUP 10 with Mrs. Howard Keller, 1402 W. College. ST. OLAF Guild circles will meet as follows: CIRCLE 4 with Mrs. Howard Geyer, 911 N. Second, in the afternoon. CIRCLE 13 with Mrs. P. A. Lommen Sr., 309 Corbitt, 12:30 potluck luncheon. CIRCLE 25 in the ladies parlor of the church, 1 o'clock potluck luncheon. Club will GRACE LUTHERAN Ladies Aid meet for a 1 o'clock luncheon and Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Philip Ward, 508 Johnson. ST. OLAF Circle 3 will meet in the afternoon with Mrs. Wilbur Heimsness, 1109 N. Kenwood. ST. OLAF Circle 9 will meet with Mrs. Donald Schiltz, 607 Page. STACYVILLE AMERICAN Legon Auxliary will hold a Christmas party and potluck supper" at the Stacyville Legion Hall. WOMEN OF Moose will meet in the evening at the Moose Home. ST. OLAF Guild circles will meet in the evening as follows: CIRCLE 7 at the third floor reception room of the church. CIRCLE 16 in the ladies parlor of the church. CIRCLE 22 with Mrs. Burton Anderson, 301 Sutton Place. WCOF WILL meet in the KC Hall for a 6:30 family picnic supper and Christmas party. ST. ETHELREDA Unit will meet for a 7:30 dessert at the home of Mrs. Paul Heimerman, 1104 W. Winona. ST. ELIZABETH Unit will meet with Miss Florence Schuler, 405 N. Kenwood, for a 6:30 potluck supper and Christmas party. ST., BLANDINA Unit will meet DELTA KAPPA Gamma will meet in the evening with Mrs, Warren Plunkett, 301 Southwood. PIPEFITTERS AUXILIARY will meet in the evening for a Christmas party at the community room of Sterling State Bank. GET FRIDAY TOGETHER Club will meet in the afternoon with Mrs. Myron Fawver, Austin Rt. 4. Mrs. Vernon Brown Gives Book Review The book, "Give Me Souls" by Sister M. Bernetta Quinn, was reviewed by Mrs. Vernon Brown at a meeting of the Philomathian Club Thursday at the Philomathian Library. The author is head of the English department at St. Teresa College, Winona, and was an Eng lish teacher at Pacelli High School several years ago. Mrs. Louise Dandelet's topic was "Books for Christmas Giving." Among those suggested were "May Catholic Faith" by Bishop Morrow; "The Life of Christ" by Bishop Sheen; "This the Man" by Henry Daniel • Rops. Children' books included "Young Grace" and "Small Child's Bible." Mrs. Henry Stark was chairman of the tea committee. Reveals Sec ret Pa Is Mrs. Florence Rosenthal received a corsage on her 80th birthday and secret pals were revealed when the Seventh-day »dvent- 1st Dorcas Welfare Society met Thursday evening. Mrs. Kenneth Rosenthal, 908 W. College, was hostess. Mrs. F. H. Rosenthal led in devotions and prayer. A letter from Pastor and Mrs. Rodney Dale, missionaries to Africa, told of 8 man who had been a witch doctov for 23 years, but has now accepted Christianity. Mrs, Dale is a relative of Mrs. Charles Vail, 200 Millfield. Plans were made for sending 100 popcorn balls and 750 cookies to the Faribault State School and to give food baskets to needy families during the Christmas holidays. A Christmas party will be held Dec. 11, at the home of Mrs. M. B. Erwin, 204 Elm Tree Road, Homemakers Club at Voorhees Home Mrs. Edward Voorhees, Elkton, was hostess to the Homemakers Club Tuesday afternoon, assisted by Mrs. Anton Wellik. The lesson, "Belts and Zippers,' was presented by Mrs. Wellik. Mrs. Anton Scoffield will entertain in January. AUSTIN (Minn.) HERAID £ Saturday, Nov. 6, 1958 W PERSONAL NOTES Mrs. Berfha Arett, Austin Rl» 4, is a patient at St. Olaf Hospital, Her room number \a 380-0, Miss Deanna Bustad was honored t a bridal shower Tuesday at th« ome of Mrs. Dwaln Bsckel, 300 !erzog. Miss Bustad'a tnarriaga i Keith Schewe will take placo t 2:30 p.m. Dee. 14, at St. Olaf -utheran Church. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Relnhart, teven and Sandra, have return* d to Houston, Texas, after spend* ng 10 days with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Relnhart,; 713 Fox, and Mrs. Lois Holton, 06 N. Division. CHRISTMAS 3,000 Of Them Just the trta you want — Pick 'em out now while (election li at its p«ak. FRK COFFEE • Fireplace Wood To* Minit-Car-Wash Sterling Shopping Center lors. AAUW WILL meet in the evening, at the YWCA. PAST NOBLE Grands will meet n the afternoon with Mrs. Even Evenson, 801 Clark. ST. AUGUSTINE Missionary Society will meet for a 1:30 dessert luncheon at the Philomathian Library. ST. MONICA Unit will meet for a 6:30 potluck supper at the home of Mrs. Albert Weis, 601 Rochford. MILITARY ORDER of Ladybugs will meet for a 6:30 potluck dinner and Christmas party at the VFW Hall. ROYAL ACRES Birthday Club will meet for a 6:30 Christmas dinner at the home of Mrs. A. L. Satterloff, Highway 16 West. ST. MARK Unit will meet in the evening with Mrs. Milo Mach, 1814 Bel Air. DAUGHTERS of the King will meet for dinner at the guild hall of Christ Epsicopal Church. MRS. JAYCEES will meet for a 7 o'clock dinner at Nelson's Hospitality Room. ST. GERARD Unit will meet in the evening with Mrs. Niels Christensen, 303 Harmon. PAST ORACLE Club will meet will meet in the evening for a Christmas party at the church parlor. QUEEN OF Peace Unit will meet in the evening with Mrs. Willard Wagner, 1003 Padden. VFW AUXILIARY will meet In the evening at the VFW Hall. EPISCOPAL PARISH .Guild will meet in the evening at the guild hall, Christ Episcopal Church. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN Guild will meet in the evening at the church parlors. ST. JOSEPH Unit will meet in the evening with Mrs. Robert Christopherson, Austin Acres. ST. ANN Unit will meet for a 6:30 potluck supper at the home of Mrs. William Nierengarten, 1203 N. Kenwood. WOMEN'S MISSIONARY Society groups, First Baptist Church, will meet in the evening as follows: GROUP 4 with Mrs. C. M. Shoop, 103 N. Prospect. GROUP 5 with Mrs. Sylvester Schmidt, Austin Rt. 3. GROUP 6 with Mrs. Dennis Frederickson, Highway 218 South. and breolfttaVmgly beautiful in this exquisite design of moire'd silver and gold. J! four couturier cologne] luxuriously boxed A to fhe FabergA fashion —limply the nicest gift of al GROUP Faberge vanity quartette the set of foti travel quartette the set of four 3.SO vanity duetto the set of two 3.00 Aphrodisia Woodhue Tigress REGISTER FOR A FREE $100.00 UNITED STATES SAVINGS BOND TO BE GIVEN AWAY EVERY DAY AT STERLING VAtGRCtN MiNCt Monkemeier, Austin Rt. Z. PENCILS Urge Selection To Choose From Milan Printing Co., Inc. 130 W. Maple - Ph. HI 3-2055 Dial HE 3-4586 - Sterling Shopping Center Optn from 8:30 a.m. 'til 10:00 p.m. Daily Postal Service 9 to 6 Daily Except Sunday After Hour* Dial HE 7-4026, or HE 3-5934 ALWAYS PENTY of FREE PARKING AMERICAN LEGION Auxiliary members have been reading about how Bob Hope and Steven Canyon are trying to raise money to bring hospitalized veterans home for Christmas and they wish Operation Reindeer every success. But Austin auxiliary members also are dedicated to bringing help and cheer to hospitalized veterans and at this time of year, they are especially thinking of those who cannot come home for the holidays. As has been the custom at the auxiliary Christmas party, members will bring gifts not for themselves, but local veterans who must spend Christmas in a hospital. Plans are being made for this shower of gifts at the Wednesday meeting. There are at least 29 men from this vicinity who will be hospitalized, 4 at Minneapolis Veterans Hospital; 8 at St. Cloud Veterans Hospital; 11 at Rochester State Hospital; 2 at Cannon Falls; 8 in St. Olaf Hospital or disabled at home. You can join Operation Austin by leaving your gift or cash donation at the Legion Club. Suggestions are stationery and stamps, T shirts, white sox, cards, games, cribbage boards, ballpoint pens, candy, cigarets, toothbrushes, toothpaste. Nothing may be sent in a glass container. * » » • * THE ENTIRE audienci of the Austin Public Schools' Christmas Festival will be invited to join with the school and junior college choruses in the singing of carols. Accompanying the 220 voices of the massed choir will be the AHS orchestra, directed by Paul 0. Heltne. The holiday production is a project of the art and music departments. Wilbur Funk will direct the choruses and art students will work under the supervision of Mrs. lone Bell. The festival will be presented at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and students will see the program Dec. 16. * * • * DR. AND Mrs. H. M. Fisch Sr., Austin Rt. 3, were among six couples entertaining the senior class of the Convent of the Visitation, St. Paul, in honor of their daughters. Mary Jo Fisch was general chairman of the dance held at the Lowry Hotel, St. Paul, and the music was by the Highlights of Austin. * * ' * • MRS. J. L. Shugart and the arts group have planned a program to usher in the Christmas season for the AAUW, Tuesday night at the YWCA. An instrumental quartet, Mrs. John Madura, Mrs. Chester Hylland, Mrs. John Holmes, Jean Miller, will play carols and Mrs. Peter Lommen Jr. will read the Christmas gospel. Three selections will be sung by Wilbur Funk's triple trio, accompanied by Annette Peterson. Kay Hardy and Joan Fogdall will be flutists and Gail Wangen, cellist. Ann Levorson will give a reading and Mrs. James Nesse will sing one selection and lea.i the group in carols. * * * » HAZEL SOLTAUG, Minneapolis, will be a guest of the Austin Zonta Club at its Christmas meeting Tuesday night at King's Wood Hotel. The speaker is Zonta area director for district 8. Gifts will be presented for Austin mentally retarded children. Mrs. H. E. Ra&mussen is chairman, assisted by Mrs. Martha McCoy, Mrs. Jane Olson and Mrs.) Eva Buechner. , SEE IT ON DISPLAY AT WOLF'S! LIVING ROOM AUSTIN DOWNTOWN STORES OPEN MON. & FRi. 'til 9 p. m . Here it a truly subtle rustic air so typical of rural French Provincial. Expertly crafted, this significant correlated collection of more than fifty bedroom, dining room and living room pieces is aptly named "Rural French".
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