Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 92
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*Celes' Recalls Yule in Islands— Filipino Student Anxious to See Real Snow By Sharon Heisel (Staff Writer) Celestina Trinidad, Kuemper High School's Youth for Understanding exchange student, will be looking forward to her first "White Christmas" this year. Celes, as she is called by her friends, had never seen snow in her home town, Quezon City, capital of the Philippine Islands. Earlier this fall, when Carroll had a light snowfall, all her friends teased her about the snow, Celes said. Although she isn't used to cold weath- Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1970 QUICK HAIRSETTING kit for the junior hair stylist, Easy Curl top mirror vanity. Eight curlers can be warmed safely in 15 minutes on a 100 watt bulb. This process doesn't dry the hair. er, she is anxious to see a real snowfall on the ground and find out what her new friends mean by "snowball fights and snowmobiles." In the Philippines, the Christmas celebration begins 10 days before Christmas with nightly midnight masses called Misa Gallo. On Christmas Eve, the entire family attends midnight mass together. Christmas morning is a time for the young people to visit and pay their respects to their relatives and God-parents, Celes said. The relatives and God-parents then offer each child some money or a gift. "This is the fun part of Christmas," Celes said, "and a nice way for the children to earn some money." If the children can't visit all their relatives Christmas morning, they can visit them any time after Christmas, and still receive the money or gift. In the evening, everyone in Celes' family gets together for supper at her grandmother's home. Their Christmas dinner consists of roast pig and ham, and many fancy cakes and cookies. Philippine homes are decorated for Christmas, but as Celes points out, "most people have artificial Christmas trees since there aren't that many pine trees." Two other Christmas decorations new to Celes will be wreaths and mistletoe. Philippine children hang their stockings on the Christmas tree and receive gifts from a Spanish version of St. Nicholas. Families and friends also exchange Christmas gifts. A Christmas custom that continues throughout the year in Celes' home is that of the young people kissing their parents' and sponsors' hands in greeting. This is a sign of respect, Celes explained. Christmas holidays in the Philippines continue until Jan. 6, and school children have a vacation from Dec. 20 until Jan. 9. During their extended Christ- j mas holiday, the Philippines! do much visiting among family and friends. A big highlight of Christmas in Quezon City, Celes said, is touring the decorations made by the big companies located there. Before leaving school for the Christmas holidays, the Children have a Christmas pageant and tell the Christmas story. Celes attended a girls' school in Quezon City. The girls there annually have a sort of secret pal called Christ Kindling. They give small gifts to the girl who is their Baby Kindling, and then the day vacation is to begin, they learn the name of their Mama Kindling and receive a bigger gift from her. New Year's Eve does not mark the close of their holiday season, although it is celebrated with firecrackers and by staying up until early in the morning. More family visiting continues until Jan. 6. This year Celes will celebrate Christmas with the Frank Testroet family of Halbur. Those in her family who will be celebrating the biggest family holiday of the year in the Philippines include her parents, and Victor 19, Emma 18, Fernando 13, Michael 12, and Josefina 10. —Staff Photo CELESTINA TRINIDAD wears a typical embroidered dress donned at Christmas time in the Philippine Islands. Happy Holidays Begin With Safe Driving So drive with care to arrive safe and sound. It takes carelessness of only ONE person to cause a costly accident. Safety Is Everybody's Business Only YOU can prevent accidents! Your carelessness in driving or negligence of mechanical difficulties could be responsible for a death or injury this Holiday Season. Don't YOU be the one to cause an accident. Observe safety rules and auto maintenance. We're Starting Our 15th Happy Year in Carroll It was just 15 years ago that Crouse Cartage Co. moved to Carroll with its 35 employees ... the first of 15 happy years here. Our payroll that year was about $175,000. Today the Crouse Cartage Co. family includes 238 people and our payroll this year will be $2,130,000, more than a million dollars bigger than when we moved to Carroll. We hope Carroll is as happy to have us as we are to be here. LET'S WORK TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY ACCIDENT-FREE THIS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY! A Marvelous Mini Does Big Crafts Job A trend toward practicality has been forecast for this year's holiday gift giving — but practicality can no longer be equated i with dullness. Small power tools and home appliances have been given the glitter and glamor of holiday ornaiments, with the added benefits of convenience, economy and utility. Dads and moms will delightedly receive useful gifts ranging from power saws to electric drills, from hair dryers to electric carving knives. Power chain saws have increased in popularity over the i years as families sought a distinctive gift for "the man (or even the woman) who has everything." The attraction of : these versatile tools grew as they became lighter and lower priced. The lightest chain saw in the world is Mini-Mac 6, a self-contained, gasoline-powered saw which weighs just 6V2 pounds, ; plus its cutting attachment. At a manufacturer's suggested list price of $139.95, company spokesmen say the Mini- Mac 6 is the lowest priced ultra- lightweight, high performance saw made. Intended for use by homeowners, the saws are being put to a wide range of uses, including i tree pruning, brush clearance. 1 construction, hobby crafts and camping. Before the next holiday sea; son, the price of such a saw could be returned to its buyer more than once through savings on outside maintenance help and firewood purchases. In fact, this saw could start "earning its keep" immediately by supplying the family hearth with a traditional Yule log. Here is one gift to open before Christmas. Save Your Pretty Hands Electric dishwashers are among the most popular of Christmas gift items. A perfect gift from you to you, to enjoy before the holidays as well as throughout the year. More of I these work-saving, wife-saving appliances are purchased in November and December than at any other time of year. Most models feature a capacity that lets you load more tableware and accepts even out-sized platters, bowls, cookie sheets and pots and pans. This is especially helpful with the excess of dirty dishes that heavy holiday entertaining entails. A pre-rinsing cycle on most models lets you load dishes as they are used, without hand rinsing, and keeps them moist until the machine is full and ready for a complete wash and dry cycle. Soiled dishes don't clutter the sink and countertops and the kitchen looks neat if unexpected guests drop by. How Not to Set Fire to Holiday Tree SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — There'll be more than 38 million Christmas trees lending gaiety to American homes this Yuletide season and a high percentage of them have the potential of turning gaiety into tragedy, a fire insurance executive warns. An eight-foot pine tree, for example, can catch fire and burn itself out with consuming fury in just 27 seconds, turning the home into a charred Christmas ruin, says Myron Dubain, senior vice president for Fireman's Fund American Insurance Companies. DuBain offers this 10-point check list for Christmas tree safety: 1. When you purchase a Christmas tree, ask your nurseryman if it has been sprayed with a reliable fire retardant. If not, make sure the tree is properly sprayed before you take it into your home. 2. Leave your tree outside the house or in a cold garage as long as you can. 3. When you are ready to bring it inside, saw off the trunk on a diagonal, about an inch above the original cut, so that it can absorb water more freely. This will help keep the tree fresh and green longer. 4. Use a sturdy, water-containing stand — and be sure to fill it daily. There are many excellent solutions on the market that keep the tree green an fresh when mixed with water. Consult your nursery about product selection. 5. Keep the tree away from the fireplace, radiator, TV set or other sources of heat that could cause dryness or set it aflame. i. Make sure the tree lights have the UL label of Underwriters' Laboratories. Check older lights for frayed or broken wires.and loose connections. 7. Never join more strands than recommended by the manufacturer, and never use lighted candles. 8. Do not attach lights to a metallic tree, because of the shock hazard. Light it with a spotlight mounted elsewhere. 9. Always unplug the Christmas tree lights before retiring or leaving the house. 10. Avoid the practice of burning gift wrappings, tissue or dry evergreens in the fireplace. They give off sparks that can easily ignite carpets and furniture... or the tree. Save your Christmas cards and give them to the orphanage or church group for children's scrapbooks. Christmas Gift Books By Gordon S. Wade (Carroll Librarian) For a beautiful gift book (and it ought to be beautiful at this 1 price) you might try Norman Rockwell, Artist and Illustrator from the publisher Abrams. The retail price of this book ' is $45 if you buy it before De- 'eember 31 and $60 thereafter. I j The first edition of this monumental work is limited to 50,000 copies — each one bound by hand. The subject, of course, needs no introduction to most Americans. Norman Rockwell's illustrations adorned the covers of the now defunct Saturday j Evening Post for a good many I years. The Farm Journal Christmas Book (Doubleday $5.95) is a treasure-chest of ideas, recipes, decorations, and homemade gifts which will delight any woman. By rights it should be a pre-Christmas gift so that it may be used throughout the month of December. For bridge fiends there is a j newly revised edition of The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (Crown $12.50). This book will answer most questions on the game. George Washington and the New Nation by James Flexner (Little $12.50) is the third ! volume of a projected four volume set which has become j recognized as the definitive biography of our country's first president. Read as a single book or as part of the series, it is a well-written and very absorbing book. For a warm remembrance of "the good old days" try Ruth Corbett's Daddy Danced the Charleston (Barnes $15.00). It covers a time period of 30 years beginning in 1920 and is very enjoyable reading. The Beautiful Land: America in Pictures (Scribners $9.95) is a pictorial look at the great variety which exists in the American landscape. Photographs of the scenic beauties in every state make this book a wonderful visual experience. Another travel book — this one with touches of humor — is called Exit Backward Bowing by Mary and Oswald Lord (Macmillan $5.95). This book relates the adventures of the authors as they travel through Asia and Africa. A comprehensive guide to the art and craft of needlepoint is the new book by Louis Gartner entitled Needlepoint Design. As well as instructing the beginner and advanced needle worker, this book shows the reader how he can make his own needlepoint designs. If you couldn't afford the epic Andrew Wyeth book which was published a couple of years ago with a price tag of better than $50, you might be interested in a more reasonably priced volume available this fall. Again it is entitled Andrew Wyeth, but is published by the New York Graphic Society for the modest sum of only $17.50. It contains 168 illustrations, 24 of them in color and covers the period from 1942 to 1970. The Footsteps of Jesus by Elpidius Pax places the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in their Holy Land setting — colored pictures enhance this interesting volume. There are a number of novels available for Christmas giving. this year — many more good ones than we have space here to note. The Charlotte Armstrong Reader (Putnam $7.95) consists of a trio of well-plotted murder mysteries: The Turret Room, The Unsuspected, and A Dram of Poison. R. F. Delderfield is a British writer who is often compared to Galsworthy in style. God is an Englishman is the first novel of a projected series about an English family and is very good reading (Simon and Schuster $7.95). Mary Stewart's latest novel is not the typical Gothic romance for which she has earned her reputation. Instead, it is a novel based on King Arthur's time, particularly about Merlin, the wizard. The Crystal Cave (Morrow $7.95) is an example of good winter reading by the fireside. Rural Mississippi in the 1930's is the setting for a novel by one of America's great authors, Eudora Welty. Losing Battles (Random $7.95) is an absorbing portrait with touches of humor about a family reunion in the South. Mandala (John Day $7.95) is the title of Pearl Buck's new novel set in present-day India. The Hospital by Agatha Young deals with a pioneering woman doctor — her struggles both personal and professional as she becomes the first of her sex to be admitted to the staff of a well-known New England hospital. An interesting combination book is The Food Lover's Garden by Angelo Pellegrinni (Knopf $6.95). First it gives instructions for the planting and raising of herbs and vegetables and then the book follows by showing the reader how to cook them.

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