Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 72
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 72

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 18, 1970
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In Song, Story, Programs; Parties Planned- Schools to Tell the Story of Christmas in a Variety of Ways With the approach of the Christmas season, children throughout the city will begin to rehearse for their annual Christmas programs. Telling the story of Christ's birth, in song and story, th« presentations will be a highlight of the Christmas season in the schools, where individual classes and clubs will hold parties as the big day approaches. At Carroll Community High School, vocal director Roger Hansen will present students from the seventh through twelfth grades in the 16th annual Christmas Candlelight Service, Thursday evening, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The first part of the program will feature the 90-voice high school mixed chorus in "The Christmas Tribute," a choral selection in eight parts with soloists. This selection will be presented along with a film strip showing Rennaissance works of art. Other groups on this year's program will be the girls' glee club, the 115-member junior high mixed chorus, the Swing Choir, a sophomore group and the junior girls' triple trio. The mixed chorus will close the program with a group of contemporary and popular Christmas songs. The public is invited to attend this program. At Carroll Elementary School, the fourth, fifth and sixth graders are getting ready for their Christmas operetta, tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the school auditorium. These youngsters are under the direction of Mrs. Don Severin and Mr. Hansen. Faculty and students of Holy Spirit School are making plans for the annual Christmas holiday observance, tentatively set for the week of Dec. 14. A Christmas program is in preparation which will involve the junior high music students and various other groups throughout the school. This year a pageant-type presentation of the Christmas story, including pantomime, Scripture narration and carol singing, is being planned. Carols sung will include not only traditional but some contemporary ones. The eighth grade will sing "Strangers in the Street" by David Chase, with a colorful folk-style accompaniment of guitar, bass viol and drums. The seventh grade, following 6 Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1970 their special interest in folk- rock music, will prepare several carols from popular and ethnic literature. A boy's sextet will sing two carols, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow." Various other groups from grades one to six will give short skits, choral readings and songs. The Holy Spirit Orchestra and Band will provide accompaniment and present several selections on their own. As in past years, the older students plan to bring joy to the homes of shut-ins of the parish by caroling in small groups led by members of the faculty, Sr. Susan Till, principal, said. Some groups will also visit the hospital and nursing homes. Pupils at St. Lawrence School, under the direction of Sr. Joella Vogel, will participate in a Christmas program at the December meeting of the Home and School Club and the Ladies Guild, Sr. Mary Myron Stork, principal, said. The County Catholic Grade School -Orchestra, under the direction of Sr. Rose Menke, will present a Christmas concert in early December. Some St. Lawrence students are members of this musical group. Singing and instrumental numbers by St. Lawrence pupils will be a part of this concert. John Malett's band pupils will also take part in this program. Christmas decorations throughout the classrooms, programs and treats on the final day, are in charge of each individual teacher and her pupils. Vacation for St. Lawrence students will begin Wednesday, Dec. 23, with dismissal at the regular time. School will resume Jan. 4. Some 500 Kuemper High School musicians will present their annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 13 and 14, in the school auditorium. Appearing will be the massed choirs and orchestra, directed by Srs. Pat Sheridan and Eileen Sheridan. The Kuemper Drama Department, under the direction of the Rev. F. E. Higgins, will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" Friday, Dec. 18. Christmas recess for Kuemper students will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 22, with classes resuming Monday, Jan. 4. The "Winter Wonderland" dance will be held during the holiday recess from 8 to 12 p.m. Dec. 30. Throughout the holidays, Kuemper students in vocal and instrumental ensembles will entertain at the hospital, nursing homes and for shut-ins. Groups will also be entertaining at civic and church functions. Students at the Des Moines Area Community College School of Practical Nursing held a bake sale early in November to raise funds for their Christmas service projects and social activities. A semi-formal party is planned for Dec. 19 in the school gym, School Coordinator Mrs. Joan Schulte said. All students will participate in Christmas caroling Dec. 21 at St. Anthony Nursing Home and several other Carroll nursing homes. Classes will be dismissed Dec. 23 for a two-week vacation, resuming Jan. 4. Rosettes Light Airy Change From Rich Holiday Desserts By CECILY BROWNSTONE (Associated Press Food Editor) No wonder Scandinavian cooks often make Rosettes around holiday time! These airy trifles are crisp and not too sweet—a delightful change from fruitcake and other rich desserts. Rosettes are made with a rosette-shaped metal mold that has a' detachable handle. The molds come in various designs: in the photograph above you'll see that we used both the rosette and butterfly shapes. Some of these "irons" as they are called, come with bell, star and Christmas-tree molds and if these holiday shapes are on hand you will want to use them. You can make these rosettes or other shapes several weeks ahead of serving and store them in a tightly covered tin box. Then just before serving, sprinkle them with confectioners' sugar. One tip about the molds. When you've finished using them, cool them and wipe with absorbent paper; do not wash them. Store the handle and the molds in a drawer or in a covered box. HOLIDAY ROSETTES 1 large egg 1 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt VA cups milk lVz teaspoons lemon extract Va cup sifted flour 1 quart corn oil spurgeons EARLY SHOPPERS Bonus Gift Sale M SaVe NOW! All Hosiery and Parity Hose All made just for us by two of the nation's finest mills; we guarantee the only difference is our low, low price. ^ ree J?}fl b°*y^h^ ver y three pa- \ Agilon® or Actionwear®: our most wanted panty hose Reg. 1.99 pair, save 420 on every box, and find best colors and all sizes in types our customers call the "finest fitting, best looking." 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Add sugar, salt, milk and lemon extract and beat to combine. Add flour; beat until smooth. Batter should be consistency of heavy cream. Into a heavy 3-quart saucepan pour the corn oil—the saucepan will be Vs full. Heat oil over medium heat to 365 to 375 degrees. Dip rosette iron into hot oil; heat for a minute or two. Remove the iron and shake off excess oil. Stir batter, then dip hot iron into it, being careful that batter does not cover top of mold. Lower iron into hot oil and fry until golden-brown—60 seconds or longer. Brazil's Christmas is Much Like Iowa's Bassam Saad Abou Murad Styles You Sew Cost Even Less This Week FABRIC mm 4.50 Values! Expo Bonded Acrylics in modern plaids, plains and newest color combinations. Machine wash and dry and they have such a rich feel! Save 1.14 yd. w yd- Reg. 99c! Playwear Duck 100% Cotton prints and solids for sportswear, play clothes and home fashions! Save 20c yd. - yc j # Reg. 1.59! Wamsutta Weavers Cloth Permanent press in prints and solids. Polyester-cotton delight! Save 22c yd. * y d « 4 lit* Iil/J L Q36 V yd. ^ Cotton 79« yd. Cloth l vd. Reg. 1.99! Ruffino for Ail-Year Wear Crease resistant, washable. •€ *7C See dark, light, plains and pat- I ' " terns. Save 23c yd. * vd Reg. 89c! Signature Never Press Prints 100% cotton, never need iron- il A Ideal for so many things, yd. ing all ages. Save 15c yd. Save Now! Charge It at .Spurgeon's, the friendly store that puts you first by keeping prices down OPEN: Wed. & Fri. Nites Till 9 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other Weekdays By Jo« Sklenar (Staff Correspondent) AUDUBON — Bassam Saad Abou Murad, Brazilian foreign exchange student, making his home with the Haloid Bergman family in Audubon, will find that Christmas in Iowa is not too different from the holiday in his homeland. Twenty-five days before Christmas, every city is adorned for the big day with many colored lights. Stores also are gaily decorated, and they remain open until 10 p.m. the 10 days before Christmas and five days afterwards. On December 25 however, no one works. Within the homes, people decorate small artificial Christmas trees under which the children's presents are placed. Many Brazilian children believe in Santa Claus who makes his appearance after midnight, Dec. 24. Like our "Santas," he comes with beautiful deer, wears red clothing, has a big white mustache, and is a "big man." Midnight worship services on Christmas Eve are held in all churches after which the people return to their homes or those of their relatives for a big sup- j per. Favorite foods always included in the feast are chicken, pork roast, turkey, hazelnuts, chestnuts, Brazil nuts, with wine and pop the common beverage. Christmas in Brazil, according to Bassam, is "really a very special time." ,:, 4 111! WHAT IS CHRISTMAS? AP's Hal Boyle says, "It is the time of letting go of hidebound prejudices and having the courage to be sentimental and good. It is the time when men take down a cold unfeeling star from the sky and make it a warm and stirring beacon on a tree." —Times Herald News Service Photo LAKE CITY WILL AGAIN offer a live Nativity pageant to be presented Dec. 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7;30 p.m. in the city square sponsored by the Lake City Ministerial Assn. Above, a group of trumpeters practice. Youth from all 10 Lake City churches will participate. Work has already begun under the guidance of a steering committee composed of Walter Ahrens, Carl Johnson, J. D. Angove, Mike Van Ahn and the Rev. Donald Roberts, assisted by the following youths: Kirk Johnson, Carolyn DeLong, Craig Heath, Mark Mack, LaDean Ahrens. DON'T BE A STATISTIC Don't let accidents at home or on the road mar an otherwise festive season! It seems ironic that most of the motoring mishaps, including the fatalities, occur within twenty miles of the victim's home. Don't YOU be a statistic Have fun, but always keep in mind the hazards of more people on the road, more people milling about in the home, more chances for an accident. Danish Traditions Survive in More Extravagant Guise By OLE DUUS (Associated Press Writer) COPENHAGEN (AP) - Danish Christmas 1970 will be pretty much like Danish Christmas 1870, only it will be more expensive, more extravagant, more commercial. For even if Christmas now is what makes the difference between profit and loss on the year's balance in much retail trade, many old traditions do survive. One marked change in recent years is that Christmas begins earlier and earlier, with stores and shops starting their Christmas campaigns as early as late October, leaving many Danes thoroughly tired of Christmas long before The Big Evening. Christmas Eve is the climax in Denmark. It is the only time of the year when vicars, preaching to almost empty churches most of the year, have standing room only for late comers. But then vicars also cleverly schedule Christmas Eve services to be over in time for everyone to be home for Christmas Eve dinner at 7 p.m. The traditional menu is roast pork or duck with red cabbage and fat gravy, preceded by rice boiled in mUk, or, more frequently in recent years, followed by boiled rice in whipped cream with lots of cut almond Rice it indispensable, not be­ cause Danes are such great rice fans, but because one very old tradition says that the rice dish must contain one whole almond. The person who finds this almond in his helping is entitled to the "almond gift," which may be anything from a bar of soap to a book or a box of chocolates. (Mysteriously, the almond has a tendency to end up with the youngest child. Also, family peace is frequently preserved by the appearance of several almonds and the ready presence of several gifts.) In the countryside, many families still observe the very old tradition of "not forgetting the pixies," by placing a bowl of boiled rice in the stables, in the hay-loft or elsewhere for the pixies to feast on. The folk lore has it that families who forget the pixies on Christmas Eve will be struck by severe misfortune. After Christmas Eve dinner, there is Christmas tree dancing and singing. In recent years prosperity has made the two- christmas-tree (one indoors, one in garden or on balcony) family quite common in Denmark. But there is no denying that the art of Christmas tree dancing is on the decline. In many homes, dancing is cut to a minimum. Small children still like it, teenagers join only reluctantly and are none too familiar with the old hymns and songs. The exchange of Christmas gifts is an increasingly exhausting, time-and money-consuming affair. Statistics show that an average four-member family last year spent about 100 dollars on Christmas gifts for each other and for other relatives and friends. But above all, Christmas in Denmark is synonymous with eating, beginning with Christmas Eve dinner and continuing with lavish Christmas family lunches on Christmas Day and again the next day. On Christmas Day one half of Denmark goes visiting and lunching with the other half; the following day traffic is reversed, the other half lunching with the first. One Christmas fixture in Danish newspapers, on radio perbs on how to avoid operating, perts on how to avoid opereating, or, at least, reduce the painful effects of same. '"' T T V V v *r EGGS SUNNY SIDE UP When ordering your eggs sunny side up, like furnishings when moving, you don't want them broken. Call Vanderheiden-north American when you move . . . the people pleasers who treat furniture like eggs. PHONE 79Z-9268 1019 N. East St. — Carroll

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