Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 80
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Prizes to Best Home Displays— Kiwanis Plans 8th Annual Lighting Contest 7. An opportunity for the residents of the city of Carroll to '• "light-up" their homes for the Christmas season will be given '[ again this year, with the eighth <••• annual Christmas lighting con- 2 test sponsored by the Carroll Kiwanis Club. Don Severin, chairman, and Lloyd Kline have announced the entry rules will be the same as last year. Residents may enter in two classes: Entries costing under $75 to erect and entries over $75. <• A $25 bond will be awarded to the winners in each class, with a grand prize of a $50 bend for the entry judged best in both classes. All displays must be lighted from * until 10 p.m. each night during the week of judging, tentatively set for the week of Dec. 21. Entry blanks are available at the downtown office of the Iowa Public Service Company, and should be mailed to Kiwanis Christmas Lighting Contest, 1714 Pike, Carroll, Iowa 51401. Deadline for entries is Dec. 14. The contest is open to all residents within the city limits of 6 Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1970 Carroll. Judging will be on the basis of lighting technique, originality, artistic merit and ingenuity. In announcing this traditional observance, Chairman Severin expressed his hope that many Carroll residents will participate in the project. From the entries received, the committee will draw up a route on which club members will take elderly persons and shut-ins on the annual tour of the city to view the displays. The grand prize in the 1969 contest went to Bobby and Diane Stebbins, children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stebbins. Lewis S. Voyles was the winner in the over $75 category; Mary Kennebeck, under $75. Other previous winners, since the contest began in 1963, have included Walter Seyller, Harold Bierl and Sharp Florist in 1963; John T. Throckmorton in 1964 and 1966; Orrin Buddin and Lew Voyles, 1965; Cyril J. Reiling, 1967; Judy and Diane Twit, Lew Voyles and James Heffernan, 1968. Yule Turkey, Razorback Ham-Yum-m! By TOM HOGE (Associated Press Writer) In my youth, Christmas meant a week of uninhibited fun and frolic at the rambling old home of my grandparents. The holiday feast there was built around a mammoth turkey flanked by two spicy, razorback hams such as only the South can create. We the small fry, didn't get as much white meat as we would like, since there were about a dozen uncles and aunts and assorted older cousins to be served. But there was enough to go around and always plenty of that rosy ham with its tangy sweetness. Christmas Eve meant ham too, cold slices of it after cups of rich, soul-satisfying egg-nog, although the youngsters were only allowed to sip a few spoonfuls of the heady froth. And after that, creamy oyster stew, crabmeat salad, savory sausages, pineapple cheese and a Stores to be Open 5 Nights Each Week Starting Nov. 30 Carroll stores will be open five nights each week, beginning Monday, Nov. 30, for the convenience of Christmas shoppers, Charles A. Beahm, executive vice president of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, announced. The Carroll stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Nov. 30 and running through Dec. 23. The regular 5 p.m. closing hour will be observed Dec. 24 so that merchants and employees can spend Christmas Eve with their families. The evening store hours will permit those whose regular working hours coinoide with the usual store hours to be able to enjoy some leisure shopping time to select their Christmas gifts from the wide assortment of merchandise that will be on display in Carroll stores. The evening shopping hours will also give Mom a chance to shop in Carroll in the evening while Dad babysits with the kids. dozen other good things as all the kinfolk gathered from far and near to exchange presents and yearend greetings. It also meant damp, rich fruit cake spiked with Bourbon, plum pudding fueled with cognac and enough homemade cookies to satisfy a small army of perpetually ravenous grandchildren for the whole holiday week. As I grew into my teens, Christmas was usually spent with my parents in a New York City apartment. I had a fine view of Central Park but a kitchen oven that couldn't hold anything that weighed more than six pounds. The turkey always tasted good anyway, and there was still that scented razor-back ham, shipped up by the folks back in Virginia, so that I came to associate turkey and ham as a union that must never be dissolved. Years later, I spent a Christmas in England where the Yuletide bird was a roast goose of awesome proportions that Only 10 Days Left to apply for the outstanding FARM BUREAU HEALTH CARE PROGRAM with no waiting periods except maternity. melted in one's mouth. The climax of that meal was a flaming plum pudding that rivaled anything on this side of the Atlantic. But, delicious as it was, I missed the turkey and ham which seemed an integral part of Chrismas after all those years. Cured ham was the centerpiece at pagan festivals, long before Christmas existed. Back in colonial days, the plantation owners, missing the food of old England, imported hogs who eventually sired the razor-backs. They foraged for their own food and yielded a different flavor from the corn- fed breeds developed on American pig farms. Thus were born the hogs who | produced the famed Virginia (hams that have gained renown around the world, although, in | truth, they produce good ones in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennes- 1 see, the Carolinas and probably I elsewhere. Ham is not only a Yuletide favorite in America, it is popular in Europe as well. Baked ham with a brandy sauce is a Christmas tradition in the Charente region of France . . . home of Cognac. I reproduce it here using a canned ham to simplify matters for the vast percentage of housewives who have small kitchens. HAM CHARENA1S 1 canned ham (about 5 lbs.) Vt cup apple juice V/z cup Cognac Vt cup Corn Syrup Vi cup Brown Sugar 1 tablespoon Dry Mustard Whole cloves, pineapple and maraschino cherries for decoration. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix apple juice, cognac, corn) syrup, brown sugar and mustard together and brush on ham after studding it with cloves. Bake for 30 minutes basting frequently. Garnish with pineapple slices and cherries. Good with a cold rose wine. Twice the Pleasure Please everyone in the house at Christmas with gifts of His- and-Hers stereophones, packaged in their own lighweight carrying cases. Long popular among audiophiles who want the finest in music reproduction, stereophones also are the way to capture some private, personal listening moments. Use them with stereo hi-fi as well as with television, electronic organ, and electric guitar so that each member of the household can do his or her own thing without disturbing others or being disturbed. The His-and- Hers gift of stereophone models KO-727B in black for him and K-6 in tan for her, two-phone extension cable and carrying case, retails at under sixty dollars, an over seventynseven dollars value if purchased individually. The Next Door Neighbors Get Ready for Christmas A Carroll singing group gaining in popularity is "The Next Door Neighbors", composed of (from left) Julie Gach, Mary Longnecker, Jane Brenny and Kelly Green, who really are next door neighbors in the southeast part of the city. Since Julie organized the group in August, 1969, their songs have delighted audiences at numerous functions, such as meet­ ings of the Catholic Daughters of America, Holy Spirit Women's Guild, St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary, 4-H Clubs, and Beta Sigma Phi sorority. They also have entertained at a nursing home, the County Home and at several family gatherings. They love to sing, and in preparing their Christmas music they may include some dance steps. Julie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gach and a Kuemper sophomore, not only teaches her little neighbor friends but also plays guitar and sings with them. Mary and Jane, both 8 and third graders at Holy Spirit School, are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John Longnecker and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Brenny. Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Green, was 10 in September and is in fourth grade at the same school. » INCOMING CHRISTMAS MAIL will be unloaded from large trucks such as the two shown above, onto the spacious loading dock at the rear of Carroll's new Post Office. Driver at left is Bob Seeley of Missouri Valley, unloading —Staff Photo mail from Omaha. Glenn Meacham of Des Moines, unloads his cargo of mail from Des Moines. Man in center is Wendell Heuton, employee of the local office. Get Easy-to-Make Buffet Dress-ups Add instant fun into any of your holiday meals. Using a red tablecloth (or red felt), you put everyone in a holiday mood. Some greenery (pine, fir branches) provides a festive look. Napkins tucked in holders that look like St. Nick are easy to make: cut 3" lengths of cardboard tubing (use inside rolls of gift-wrap paper, paper towels, etc); cover lower % of each tube with a strip of red paper, the upper third with pink paper. Add "belt" cut from colored plastic tape or draw on. Paste bow-tie under chin, paste strip of cotton above the forehead as hatband. Special Enrollment Ends Nov.30th Don't miss it this time. Visit your county Farm Bureau office. Get full information on joining the Farm Bureau and on applying for the finest hospital, doctor and prescription bill protection we've ever made available to individual Iowa families. BLUE CROSS®and BLUE SHIELD DES MOINES / SIOUX CITY •Registered service marks of the American Hospital AssociaiiM • Registered service marKs of the National Association of Blue Shield Plans m Die %cio«e Phone 792-3609 Clean-Up Tips Save You Work Keep your cool is the first rule of handling big and little spot disasters. Take command, and scoop up the spillage with tissue or paper toweling. Sticky problems, such as pitch from the Christmas tree, should be scraped up with a tool or spoon, then sponged with a solvent cleaner. Never make the mistake of rubbing fabrics, caution the pros, since this action only disturbs the fibers. Instead, add pressure as needed with the heel of the hand, and work toward the center of the area. To remove candle drippings, scrape off the solid wax. If necessary, slide an ice cube in a plastic bag over the top to harden the wax, then peel off. If some substance remains and the fabric pile is not too deep, hold a blotter over the area, then use a warm iron to remove the spot. Spray on a solvent cleaner to take out the last trace of wax. have more family fun this Christmas Everybody's Gift Give BOWLING EQUIPMENT • BOWLING BALLS • BOWLING BAGS • BOWLING SHOES • BOWLING SHIRTS THANKSGIVING CARDS HALLMARK CARDS & GIFTS Westgate Mall Carroll CARROLL BOWL* - g- 0 OUR BOWLING FRIENDS &t&i<m/ l/th ^ei/yb'ca/e /o u& foi melc/uttufiie ofymi Selection /c Me vatue cf . Gfafou WMk aMgood wiifu* ficm . •••JV it CARROLL BOWL

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