Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 32
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 32

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 18, 1970
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As Low As Makes Indoor Air Outdoor Fresh Power Humidifier $3500 Easy Payments DREES Company Plumbing—Heating Appliances By Mrs. Mel Broich (Staff Correspondent) LAKE VIEW - Birgitte Pedersen, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pedersen of Copenhagen, Denmark, Times Herald, Carroll, la. *f Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1970 * Denmark next August she plans to enter a school which will train her to be an ergotherapist. is making her home this year | who prepares handicapped peo- with Mr. and Mrs. Bud McCrea! pie for work. When asked about Christmas she said a month before mothers begin baking cookies, some make about 15 different kinds, these are cookies that are only made at Christmas time. Different shapes, and a cookie press is used for some, the children help. They also make candy. The decorations for the and attending Lake View-Auburn School. Birgitte, or Gitta, as she is called, has already completed her high school education in Denmark. Here in Lake View-Auburn she is taking U.S. history, government, American literature, speech, home economics IV and Art III. When she returns to Christmas tree are all made by members of the family. Two days before Christmas, which is called Little Christmas evening, is an evening for getting together with friends and their children. Christmas Eve is when the members of the family receive their presents. On the day before Christmas usually in the morning one present is given to children to "tied" them over until the evening's festivities. About 2 in the afternoon the mother starts cooking pork steak, red cabbage, a type of potato which is browned in sugar, margarine and a little water, brown gravy, regular white potatoes, potato chips, pickled pigs feet, "ris a'la mande", a dessert made from rice and almonds. All the almonds are cut up except one. The person who gets the whole almond gets a present. It's traditional that no One receives —*lm«s Herald News Service Photo his present until the mother Birgift* Pedersen has all the dishes done. So, everyone is happy to do dishes that night. All the presents are put under the tree and one person hands them out one at a time. Church services ar* held »t 4 in the afternoon until about 6; on Christmas Day about 11 o'clock. Christmas Day is a big gathering for aunts, uncles, cousins, a lunch is held about 1 o'clock. Birgitte has one older sister Annelise. Her comment about the U.S.: She is impressed with the friendliness of the people, and loves American food. Jaycees to Fill Baskets for Holiday The Carroll Junior Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor a project to insure all Carroll families of having a Christmas dinner and gifts for the children. This project will make Christmas, 1970, a little brighter for families who might not fare very well otherwise, Dr. Lynn Curry, and Jim Carroll, chairmen, said. For many years, the Jaycees have undertaken the job of determining who needs a Christmas basket and then seeing to it that the baskets are provided. The baskets are filled in a variety of ways. Seme businesses 'and individuals contribute either food or money and other groups and individuals will donate old toys which can be repaired to pro* vide many hours of enjoyment for the youngsters. Both chairmen ask that any indivi- duals or organisation* interested in helping with this project contact them; Dr. Curry at 792-4596; 'and Mr. Carroll at 792-9744. As in past years, W. C. Arts Jr., manager of the Carroll Theater, will offer the theater's facilities for a children's show for which the price of admission is canned goods which go into the baskets. The event will take place on Dec. 12, And Mrs. Ella Stammeyer, Carroll's doll lady, for many years has dressed dolls that will also be included in the Christmas baskets. The Jaycee-ettes will assist the Jaycees in preparing each basket to insure the needs of the individual families will be met. Jaycee-ettes also help soread Christmas good will among residents of Carroll nursing homes. At their December meeting, they will be making tray favors for the homes, to be distributed later in December. Jaycees must be sure that enough money is available to buy the meat and staple groceries to be included in each basket, and that the baskets are packed and delivered. Dr. Curry estimates that about $400 will have to be raised to pay for the groceries to assure that makings of an appropriate holiday meal are included in every basket. The Jaycees and Jaycee-ettes will set aside an evening near the holidays when they will assemble the food and gifts and pack the baskets. The welfare offices in Carroll will be contacted for confidential lists of families who need help, complete with ages of the children so that the baskets will be ample and that each child will have appropriate toys. Legends Honor Saint Nicholas He's the patron saint of pawnbrokers. He watches over mariners. Since the fourth century, he has been remembered for his generosity. Many of the legends linked with St. Nicholas, real-life ancestor of today's Santa Claus. But his most enduring connection is with yough and gifts. In Europe, his feast day, December 6, has traditionally been an occasion for merriment and gifting. Of all the gifts you might offer a child this year, books are among the best. j|^t««««%^«!g%l!gtK^^ Hire a KitchenAid portable dishwasher for the Holidays Many Christmas greens used today were once pagan symbols. Flowers and leafy boughs were used in Roman rites. The Saxons used holly, ivy and bay in their religious observances Santa lo Arive in Carroll Nov. 28! Special to Tha Daily Timts Herald NORTH POLE —Santa Claus will arrive in Carroll at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 for his yearly visit, informed sources at his North Pole headquarters announced today. For his ritual of checking on the Christmas wishes of all Carroll boys and girls, Santa has selected a new headquarters this year, on the corner of Fifth and Adams Streets. Children are reminded that Santa will also be checking to see if their past | year's behavior has been up to their parent's ex- J pectations. Santa has announced that he will bring his own mobile trailer office to Carroll, as his sleigh may be a little too drafty for some of the youngsters who want to visit him. He will be at his new headquarters to talk to children, and if they've been good, give them treats, every evening, Monday through Friday, Dec. 4 through Dec. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturdays, Santa's trailer will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. i i i i ) I: j i i : Toys Before Civilization Where did the toys that children love so much such as dolls, kites, blocks, etc. . . . oome from? Records and archeological excavations show that children have been playing with dolls, and many other toys we still see today, since many thousands of years ago. The Egyptians were perhaps the first to have dolls. These were not idols, they were strictly items to entertain the children. Kites originated in the Orient. At one time kite flying was a national sport in China. Blocks, which were once called building bricks first appeared minus any decoration. CHBISIMAS CARDS HALLMARK CARDS & GIFTS Westgate Mall Carroll ;i«t«t<i«'<K!«!e*!«-«;i«(ei««t«*«*f««Mt«:-t«^ Super Capacity Power- Fin Agitator-Fast, Gentle Drying Make Maytag YOUR BEST BUY! A « A A *v f!i A •1 ,<•» £ * A S A I $ w V CHOOSE A KITCHENAID FRONT-LOADING, TOP-LOADING OR CONVERTIBLE PORTABLE. USE IT FROM NOW UNTIL JANUARY 8. IF YOU KEEP IT WE'LL APPLY THE RENTAL TO THE REGULAR PURCHASE PRICE. —Staff Photo JAYCEES ARE ALREADY knee-deep into their various Christmas projects. Getting together to coordinate their activities are, from left, Art Walker, chairman of "Dial-a-Prayer;" Jim Carroll, co-chairman of Christmas baskets; Dr. Lynn Curry, Christmas basket chairman; and Gary Rutten, chairman of Christmas caroling. Heat Wave Dims Perth, City of Lights By HUGH SMITH PERTH, Australia (AP) This "City of Lights" as it was christened by American astronauts is gayly decorated with street decorations during the Christmas season, but there is less lighting than one might expect on December 25th. There are the Christmas trees of some city stores, and lights strung around such buildings as the Town Hall, but these are for the pre-Christmas shoppers and sightseers. Come Christmas Day it's UMI- ually so hot that those who have not gone on holiday into the country or to the beach resorts stay out of town. Christmas Day two years ago the temperature reached 107.3 degrees, a record high for the holiday. DOUBLE DUTY Double-duty for holiday shopping bags: On Christmas morning, have two ready for action — one to hold the paper and ribbon you want to keep, one to hold the scraps to be thrown away. 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