Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 40
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 40

Carroll, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, November 18, 1970
Page 40
Start Free Trial

Manning Student Describes Yule Customs— German Families Decorate Graves During Christmas Season By Helen Pratt (Staff Correspondent) MANNING — Marion Clausnitzer is a pert, vivacious blonde who just hasn't "had time" to get homesick for her native Germany. Marion, Manning's American Field Service student, arrived in the U.S. in early August, flying from Frankfurt. Germany, to New York. She had five days of orientation at Hofstra University, and then flew to Chicago and on to Omaha to meet her American family, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Arp, Jan and Ron - of Manning. Marion was encouraged to apply for an AFS scholarship by her English teacher. Marion speaks English well, and after -Times Herald News Service Photo Marion Clausnitzer her return to Germany and completion of her education, plans to teacli English and physical education. She was born in West Berlin in 1953 and lived in this "divided city" until last, year, when she moved to Osnabrueck. in i Northern Germany. Her father! is an executive in a factory that; manufactures ropper wire. Her | mother is a hometnaker. Both! her parents spend their leisure | time gardening. Marion has one brother, Glaus, who is 19, and attends high school. Marion herself will have three years of high school to complete upon returning home, and will then attend the university. She thinks that German studies are much harder than those in America. At home, she takes sixteen subjects. In Manning, she takes government, American history, English, speech and typing. She is a member of the Pep Club, the student council. Girls' Glee Club, and Quill and Scroll. She attends the Presbyterian Church with her American sister, and sings in its choir and takes an active part in its senior fellowship. Marion is looking forward to the holiday season and snow. The season for snow in northern Germany is very short, and the temperature is usually mild. The holiday season in Germany begins with the first- Sunday in advent, when an advent wreath of evergreen is placed in each home, and the first advent candle is lighted. On Dec. 6 Nicholas appears. Boots and shoes are placed outside the door, and Nicholas fills them with candy and nuts. On December 24, Marlon's father erects an evergreen tree which is decorated with white candles and silver ornaments. The whole family attends church late in the afternoon, and then comes home to open gifts. The Christmas dinner of fowl is served on Dec. 25, to family members. There is family visiting on both the 25th and 26th of December. The holiday dinner ends with fruit for dessert; candy and cookies are served later in the afternoon. Stollen is eaten throughout the entire holiday season. German families have a coffee hour late every afternoon, with sweets. Many young people drink coffee. Youths are allowed to drink beer and other alcoholic beverages in Germany, and can smoke at the age of sixteen. Schools have smoking rooms where students may smoke between classes. Churches are filled during the holiday season, although as a general rule the pejple are not regular church goers during the year. Marion is a Times Herald, Carroll, la. *i Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1970 ' member of the Evangelic Lutheran Church. Family graves are decorated with evergreen during the holiday season. German families visit graves as often as twice a week, and bring flowers to place upon them. Marion has done much traveling in Europe with her parents on holidays. Going into France or Spain is like driving to Nebraska and Illinois for lowans. her many things in the short time she has been here. They attended the Sidney Rodeo, Iowa State Fair, Tama powwow, and recently went to Northeast Iowa to view leaf changes along the Mississippi. She has also toured the cities of Des Moines and Omaha. She was thrilled at seeing her first football game, and was happy at being chosen an attendant for the homecoming queen. She is impressed by the average American, who is much more friendly than the average German citizen, in her estima- tion. She is also impressed by Iowa steak, which is "delicious". Steaks in Germany cannot, compare. At home, Marion spends her spare time in choir, sports club. and playing the violin. She takes part in track, skating and skiing there. She had her first experience on roller skates recently, and laughed, remembering it. One of Marion's biggest experiences in America will occur the latter part of November, when she accompanies a group of Girl Scouts on a trip to Mexico. Her American moth- er has been a Scout leader for many years, and her sister. .Inn is now a senior Girl Seoul. All three will be making the Mexican trip. On that trip, regulation dress \? the Girl Scout uniform, although shorts and slacks may be worn in the camp area. i Marion's mother has written I her that "minis" are definitely ; out in Marion's home town, I which has 142,809 inhabitants, > and all of Germany is now turn- j ing to longer dresses. Marion, i in a truly youthful fashion, says ! "this is too bad." Girl Scouts Planning Variety of Activities Girl Scouts and Brownies are urged to have service projects throughout the year, but especially at Christmas time, according to Mrs. Lee F. Johnson of Carroll, chairman of the Gage Win Neighborhood, Lakota Council, to which Carroll's 21 troops belong. On the first Sunday In Advent, Nov. 29, construction paper lanterns will appear in the windows of the homes of all Brownies, Girl Scouts and adults connected with the Girl Scout program. This is a traditional event for the Scouts. As the season continues, the girls will be involved in a variety of holiday activities. A cross-section survey reveals that some of the Cadette Scouts from St. Lawrence School will be giving Christmas parties for Brownies at that school. Individual Senior Scouts have been teaching Brownies songs. All the Brownie troops will go caroling at the nursing homes, including the County Home and St. Anthony Nursing Home. All Scout troops will be work- ing on craft projects for their parents. The combined Junior troops of St. Lawrence School are working on their toymaker badge, making toys for the Carroll County Association for Retarded Children, pre-schools and the hospital. All Gage Win Girl Scouts will be selling nuts for ten days, beginning Nov. 20, to raise funds for their own troops and to help purchase camp equipment for the Neighborhood. The girls will sell boxes of mixed nuts and cans of salted peanuts at $1 each in a door-to-door canvass and at a booth downtown. Residents not contacted may call Mrs. Howard Klahn, chairman of the project, to purchase nuts. Most Scouts will have individual troop parties as Christmas approaches, perhaps com bining supper and caroling parties. In Carroll there are over 40 registered adult leaders and committee members in the Girl Scout program. This group will have a Christmas gathering in conjunction with the regular leaders' meeting Dec. 8. ADULT GAMES! Terrific For Christmas You give more fun, more excitement, more pleasure in the long winter nights when you give adult games. Interesting, exciting and terrific mental exercise and all the famous 3M games are here now, in our big game department. TODDS TOYLAND AND GIFTS discount ON "EMENEE-OHIO ART" BATON Glistening Silver finish with spiral groove. White rubber tips on each end. Regulation 24 inch length. Reg. 98c ^\ Strike up the band with these values. SAVE 30c DISCOUNT PRICE "STD PYRO" Dresser Sets Three piece dresser sets with Pro- style Brush, Mirror and Comb. New strawberry soda and pet poodle designs. Choice of pink, blue or yel- lc»',v. Brighten up that little girls vanity with this special. Discount Price Save 30c ''My Toy" \V/ 2 " Long Hair DOLL Fully jointed doll with rooted hair in assorted colors. Your choice of assorted color costumes. Cute and lovable. Discount Price DISCOUNT PRICE 68 Reg. 98c Jewelry Sets Every little girl loves to dress- up and they will love these sets. 4 assorted jewelry sets, some containing safe and harmless lipsticks, powder and nail polish. Come early to get your choice. Discount Price FAIRY QUEEN TELEPHONE Durable poly in paste! colors of pink or blue. Deluxe ringing mechanism sounds like real. Metal base and one piece receiver. Beautiful, authentic scale model.- DISCOUNT PRICE SAVE 30c Reg. 98c 68 c ASSORTED TRUCKS ABC Blocks Discount Price A THRILLING EXCITING WORLD OF NEW TOYS. THE ONLY TRUE TOYLAND IN THIS PART OF IOWA — NOW READY FOR YOUR GIRLS AND BOYS. Six assorted work trucks to choose from. Dump, wrecker, cement mixer, sanitation, back hoe and fire trucks. Average length 13 inches. All of colorful, durable p o I v construction. Hours and hours of play value. DISCOUNT PRICE SAVE 35c Reg. $1.29 CRAFTS for CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CRAFTS AND HOBBY MATERIAL TO MAKE LOVELY GIFTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS ""*^., IN THE BliiRL PARKWAY FURNITURE WEST EDGE OF CARROLL ON HIGHWAY 30 Crafts Candle Making supplies Wicking Molds Wax Scent Color Decorations Cooking Crystals Forma-film Wires—Stomes Leaves—Calyxs Spray Paints Sequins Glitter Braids Liquid Resin Molds for Liquid Resin Kits for Nativity Sets Kits for Christmas Tree decorations Cements Magnets Foam for figures "How to do it Books" for many crafts Feathers All sizes Styrofoam Many other items. All the Famous Dolls on TV are here! Dolls for All Ages! Buy Now and Save on our Lay-Away Plan ALL THE TOYS YOU SEE ON TV ARE HERE Games For Adults and Children (J.VMKS IIV MIJ/ION HHAI>l.i;V Operation Slap Stick Memory Life Beginners Bridge Twister I'll SS'.V (I I'll Crlbbuge BillJJO Jeopardy Ituuko .Mr. Hush Samlhit Slugfcer Bridge for One I'Yeley-'.VIeeley Candy I.a ml (liiine of States Illieket of l-'im l.i'uh-a-l.ooi) Itreskin's K S I' l-'orent I'rieiuls Mystery Date Hit tli<- Hcach I'aiili Bung r\UKi;i< (;\MI;S l-Tineli Instant Ouija lioitrcl (insanity Cure™ Hook Sorry I'rolie Booby Trap Monopoly Mille Hume Itisk IDI.AI. (;.\\n:s Slap Trap I'opiiin Kavonin lloupif.s Sniilii'K Alive Chop Sue.v lltiuils UUWH Tippit ALL OUR TOYS ARE ft GUARANTEED ?'•• AGAINST -V DEFECTS* 2T3 TODD'S TOYLAND In Bierl's Parkway Furniture at the West edge of Carroll on Hwy. 30. STORE HOURS 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free