Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 70
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 70

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 18, 1970
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Mary Chavarria's First i n U.S.— Bolivian Christmas Holiday Much Like Our's By Helen Pratt (Staff Correspondent) MANNING — Mary Chavarria is enthused about being in Manning and a senior student in Manning Community High School. She likes "everything" and "everybody." Mary came to the United States in August under the auspices of the International High School Student Program of the U.S. Catholic Conference. 6. She had traveled very little before she flew from her mountain home in Orura, Bolivia, to Miami; thence to Washington, D. C. and to Chicago by train. She had five days of orientation in Washington, D.C. before leaving for her final train destination of Perry, Iowa, and ultimately her home here with Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kasperbauer of rural Manning. She has an American sister, also named Mary, who is a sen­ ior in Manning Community High School, and an older American brother, David. Mary C. (as Mrs. Kasperbauer calls her) is the youngest of five children. Her oldest sister is 36, and has three children; another sister is 32, and has four children; her brother, Arturo is 27 and is the father of one child. Her brother, Adolfo, now 22, is going to college. Mary's father, Ismael is Timas Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1970 68, and teachers in elementary school. Her mother, Beatriz, 59, is a homemaker. Mary, herself is 18. She left a girls' school of 1,000 to come to school here. Bolivian schools have 14 grades — two of kindergarten, 6 of grade school and 6 of high school. She was in her sixth year of high school at home. CANDLES HALLMARK CARDS & GIFTS Westgate Mall Carroll —Staff Photo A RIBBON BOW can add a touch of elegance to a Christmas package, especially if it is carefully made. Many types of ribbon can be used in many different ways to form attractive bows. Bonnie Voss, Extension home economist for Carroll. Green and Boone Counties, is shown making an 8V2-inch flat bow which takes l¥.i yards of ribbon. Making a supply of bows in different colors and sizes early in the Yule season may save time and frustration later when there are many gifts to be wrapped in the midst of the holiday hustle. Varieties of Poinsettias The Christmas flower — poinsettia — has been undergoing a big change in recent years. Varieties which have been appearing, include the Paul Mikkelsen, which holds up longer than the older kinds. This poinsettia is a cross between a red seddling and a white variety which has long been known to retain its freshness better than the reds. But growing conditions ha e also improved. There is no longer a headache for trt. grower to bring them into bloc m at the proper time. Grower have learned that the plan must have 11 hours of comple i darkness daily starting in Oc tober to bloom on schedule. She plans to go on to college and take architecture, a course which will take five years, along with interior .design. At home, she studied 14 subjects. In Manning she takes algebra, American history, American government, and typing. She is a member of the Pep Club and student council. She attends church regularly with her family, and catechism with Mary K. on Thursday evenings. She received all religious instruction in her school in Orura, which has a population of 16,000. Bolivia Is now well into spring. Her school begins in February, with a winter vacation of two weeks, when there is a two day carnival in Orura, with dancers arrayed in brilliant costumes and masks. Winter begins in June and lasts three months. There is little snow, and the temperature remains mild or cool most of the year. Final exams are taken in November, followed by a two month vacation. ! Mary is not fluent in English, but can understand and make herself understood. She had two years of private classes in English before applying for the trip to the U.S. She is looking forward to the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Mary likes all types of food; among her favorites are meat, potatoes, corn and ice cream, which she terms "delicious." The Christmas holiday will be much as it is at home, with a lighted evergreen tree, gifts on Christmas Eve and church on Christmas Day. At home, children place shoes in the windows of homes, and Nicholas fills them with small gifts and sweets. Each Bolivian home has a nativity scene during the holiday season. Dinner is served at midnight on Christmas Eve, following gift opening. The dinner features stuffed baked chicken, vegetables, fruit and pastries. NOW OPEN Stark, unadorned excitement, action that doesn't stop! The same breathtaking speeds that come with Johnny Lightning rocket 500 set. INDY "500" RACE WAY •$20 00 PLAYSKOOL WORK BENCH *2 59 Complete take apart toy with multiple educational value. Complete with screws-, nuts, bolts, nails and "tools". Non toxic finish. NURSE KITS SAVE 42% NOW S • 44 ONLY ^ • Reg. • *2.50 Everything your little nurse needs to cur* all your ills. Complete set includes sturdy plastic nurses bag. PARKER BROTHER'S MONOPOLY 18 SAVE ^3.12 Reg. $ 7.00 One of the best known of all board games. Perennial family favorite contains board, "Bankers tray", tokens, houses and hotels, dice and money. TAKE-ALONG SEWING MACHINE SET Contains sew-rite machine, thread, scissors, thimble, bolt of cloth, manniquin on wooden stand and a warranty sheet. If MILTON BRADLEY LIFE" GAME CUT 44% Set ois. on the "Road of life" with a car and $2000. Complete with other players and the "wheel of fate" and make a million dollars to win the game. A full 3 D action game for 2 to 8 players. Reg. 5 8.00 44 KENNER'S NEW! SPIROTOT NOW • Reg. " *2.60 Spirotot is a creative drawing and design toy that is so simple pre-schoolers create colorful artistic designs without help. Complete with frame, 3 rings, design bar, 3 ball point pens, paper and instructions. COSMETIC OVERNIGHTER Set includes beautiful plastic cosmetic case, hair brush, comb, rollers and much more. REG.'3.10 ONLY 77 PERMANENT TREES Guaranteed full 5 years! Flame resistant, branches pre-shaped. Douglas firor scotch pine. PRICES START AT MINIATURE LIGHT SET $|59 *2.39 VALUE 35 lights, pre-fested indoor er our. Gr««n cord, mulri colored lights, use with or without flasher. T.£/s}J&>'A Sift Carroll, Iowa TSC STORE HOURS: Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hwy. 30 East FRIDAY 8 a.m. to 9 p .m. Phone 792-3185 Other Week Days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. —Staff Photo "DEAR SANTA — Please send me one toy train ... no, you better make that three toy trains" may be just what young Craig Tigges is writing as his brother Calvin, left, and friend, Jimmy Huffman, look on. The boys, children of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Tigges and Mrs. James T. Huffman, know that Santa will have a lot of orders to fill this year, and plan on getting their requests in early. —Times Herald News Service Photo Mary Chavarria Bolivian families enjoy a family coffee hour or tea at 5:00, which is followed by dinner at about 6:30 in Mary's At home Mary especially enjoys soccer (she also much enjoys football), volleyball, swimming, and basketball. She is especially fond of the latter, but can take part in it only in physical education in the local school, since Manning has no girls' basketball. She spends her leisure time here viewing television, which 1 delights her. There is no tele- ision in her country. Mary's country is noted for lis tin, silver and gold mines; ith llamas as the principal ;asts of burden. She will be I repared to tell about her na- ii /e land early in the new year, when various clubs and organi- itions will ask her to appear before them. Mary speaks Spanish fluently, of course. Shortly after ar- II ling in Manning, she received | T telephone call from a friend, i '3o from Orura, and now living with a family in Illinois, that h sted almost an hour, and cost ner friend more than $8.00. Mary writes to him often, and all letters she and her host family receive from home are in Spanish, since noone in Mary's family can write in English. RELAXER The best present a wife can give her "tension trapped" husband is a hobby, according to Dr. Albert Freeman, a Bever hills psychologist. Preferably it should be a non-frustrating one that requires the use of his The flower most symbolic hands and some concentration of Christmas, the poinsettia, that can be enjoyed in the fami- was named for Joel Robert ly environment Poinsett of South Carolina. Celebrating Yule Difficult in Pakistan By ARNOLD LEITLIN (Associated Press Writer) RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — In predominantly Moslem Pakistan, Jesus Christ is a respected but secondary religious prophet, the celebration of whose birthday Dec. 25 is a holiday only because it coincides with the birthday of Mohammed All Jinnah, founder of the Pakistan nation. A Christian community *f about 600,000 scattered among a population of nearly 130 million, celebrates the occasion in fairly traditional style: religious services, gift exchanges, family visiting. It is not always easy in the overwhelmingly Moslem atmosphere. The Rawalpindi Catholic Club carefully draws the ourtains at its annual Christmas dance to avoid offending somber Moslem neighbors. Christmas 1969 came shortly after Id el Fitri, the joyous Moslem holiday marking the end of the month-long Ramzam fast. Moslems observe the occasion with great gaiety and gift giving by the time Christmas arrived, most stores had exhausted their stock of toys, new clothes and other items for gifts. The same thing probably will happen in 1970 when Moslems will fast during daylight hours most of the month of November. In Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, hundreds of Christians gather at Christmas time in the dusty hills above the seaport city to enact pageants depicting the birth of Christ. Elsewhere, carol singing in church group* is popular. Due to local schism, St. Andrew's Church in Labors last Christmas had two different Presbyterian groups performing rival carol sings. Some stores feature Christmas gifts, but not many. In Karachi's major shopping area, Elphinston St., the only sign last December of yuletide cheer were a few paper Santa Clauses hung in front of stationary stores selling Christmas and New Year cards. y few We Have Moved! THE NEW Community Jewelry Is Located in WESTGATE MALL (West End) See Carroll's Newest and Largest Jewelry Store The new Community Jewelry store invites you to stop in ond see the hundreds of new gift ideos for your Christmas giving. You will find all the famous brand watches, diamonds, rings, china, silverware this store is known for, plus many new items. Visit us today. Our New Location We ore located at the west end of Westgate Mall. For your shopping convenience park in the spacious new parking lot west of Westgate MaW. DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EARLY. LAYAWAY NOW FOR CHRISTMAS. WATCH FOR GRAND OPENING AT A LATER DATE STORE HOURS: Effective Wednesday, Nov. 25 we will be open every night until Christmas. (Except Saturday). Open SUNDAY 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. COMMUNITY JEWELRY WESTGATE MALL CARR0LL ' l0WA

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