Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1970 · Page 94
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 94

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 18, 1970
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Be Lovely for Holiday— The Gift You Give Yourself "I am my own woman, well at ease." What woman wouldn't delight in quoting the ancient Chaucerian phrase with Aill conviction! Especially at Christmastime. You're busy shopping. In and out of stores, in and out of the ear. You're planning menus. For you to prepare. Decorating the home for the festivities. And all the while, man­ aging the usual routine — dishes, beds, children. A woman owes it to herself to stand apart from it all, collect her thoughts and composure, so that she remains in control and not controlled. So that she is lovelier than any gift she gives, more exquisite than her Christmas fare, and more radiant than any Christmas setting. This accomplishment is the Timet Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1970 gift you give y o u r s e 1 f. All it takes is a beauty routine that does the most for you in the least amount of time. Here are a few suggestions to help you enjoy the holidays with your family, to be as beautiful as the setting around you: Wrap the People Pretty; 'Tis the Season for Fun I By ANN HENCKEN (AP Fashion Writer) Christmas is a good excuse -to dress any way you please •— to experiment — to try things you've hesitated about the rest of the year. Surely, there are women who wear classic clothes, but secretly they'd like to let loose. They wouldn't walk into a neighborhood cocktail party draped in a piano shawl, but during the holidays — they could. The only necessary explanation — "But it's Christmas!" Why not try the new longer lengths? Black is good for evening this year. The midi trend is bringing back the romantic "pretty woman" feeling to clothes — like Victor Joris' full length clingy dress in black jersey, trimmed in ostrich feathers. A number of designers showed peasant dresses — some with black velvet embroidered skirts and white blouses and head scarves. Get a black velvet skirt and try some embroidery of your own. Whether you sew, or shop for holiday clothes, panne print velvets in jewel box colors, deep v-necklines, evening pants and tiny pattern-on-pattern combinations look new. If you're penny-conscious (and who isn't?) make you own Christmas look. Take an old red velvet mini skirt, and sew a foot of gathered ruffle around the hem for an instant midi. Sew horizontal layers of embroidered ribbon around the ruffle. Or use silver tinsel twists. Add a peasant blouse, a wide lace up belt and some new thin evening boots. Boots go with the long look, and if you don't party with hot feet, check into the large variety of boots in patterns, heavy fur, sheer mesh, leather and vinyl. For snow- trekking, there are water-proof boots from B.F. Goodrich. Instead of boots, choose a stocking to blend with your dress, maybe one with a stripe down the side. The way the longer skirts are slit and slashed, your legs should still get some exposure. Perhaps you're not a gypsy at heart. You just want to add a holiday touch. String a necklace of small silver Christmas balls — or wear it for a belt. Paint holly leaves on your cheeks. Paste sequins on your forehead. Tie ribbons at your wrists. Wraps are wonderful this season. Swirling capes, shawls, ponchos and stoles are not hard to make and they're just right mind going tlirough a Christmas with longer skirts. Have a professional facial that will soften the lines of tension and give your face a new clean glow you wouldn't have believed possible. Do the same for your body. Enlist the services of a good masseuse to work out the kinks and revive tired muscles. Don't fry to solve beauty problems with a makeup bottle. Makeup is for enhancing beauty, not covering up a tired, sallow look. Watch vitamin intake. Remember Christmas sweetmeats can cause blemishes, and add inches. Steal a few 10-minute catnaps. And, if you know you need eight hours' sleep, take them. Consider technology's gift to you: instant beauty aids designed to make life easier for busy homemakers. Instant hair- setters give hair a refreshed glamorous set that's also conditioned in less than 10 minutes. No time to wash hair? Do it neatly, cleanly, quickly with an instant shampoo. Spray, fluff, brush and go. New haircoloring products let you foam in rich lustrous color in minutes to highlight your hair for the holidays. The beautiful woman should always be totally sleek — especially in the holiday's barest evening fashions. That's why Clairol invented the Kindness underarm care system, the newest instant beauty aid with a twist. The elegant, "girl- shaped" shaver eases away unwanted underarm hair effortlessly and without nicks, aided by a special spray-mist deodorant that's used before shaving. MANY CARROLL RESIDENTS, such as the Robert S. Bruner family, not only "deck the halls" for the Christmas season but also deck the exteriors of their homes. Discussing where to fasten the holly garlands over the entrance to their home at 1332 North —Staff Photo Adams Street are Mr. and Mrs. Bruner and son David (at right). Their granddaughter, Chris, daughter of the John Bruners of Fort Dodge, enjoys this pre-holiday activity but is really thinking more about Santa Claus than where the garlands are to be hung. Hawaii Trees Odorless and Can't Stand the Cold By RON STATON (Associated Press Writer) HONOLULU (AP) - The President of the United States may yet light a Hawaiian Christmas tree. As long as he keeps it inside the warm White House. The National Christmas Tree Committee wanted Hawaii's tall, long-needled Norfolk Pine to grace the White House lawn in 1974. But climatic tests showed the island pine can'* cope with the cold. Last winter, the Hawaii Forestry Division shipped two Norfolk Pines to Washington. "The climate was just too harsh," says Dave Fullaway, a forestry division spokesman. "The tree placed inside did well, but the one outside turned brown in about two weeks." Since the Norfolk Pine couldn't qualify as the National Christmas Tree, Fullaway said Hawaii would try to have one placed inside the White House. The symmetrical trees are long-lasting and their needles don't fall off. The tree was brought to Hawaii from Norfolk Island, near Australia, about a century ago. It now grows in large numbers only on Norfolk and Hawaii islands. For years, Hawaiians have been decorating the trees for Christmas. About 10 years ago, Dr. Howard Crawford, an enterprising Hawaii Island physician, began exporting them to the U.S. Mainland. "We shipped about 1,100 to California in 1962 and increased to about 8,000 in 1965," Crawford ; said. "But in 1966, about 16,000 trees perished after they were taken out of refrigeration. Now, they all go by air." Fullaway said 9,000 Norfolk pines were sold on the Mainland, mostly the West Coast, last year. In addition, almost 25,000 were sold in Hawaii. The local sales were boosted by a shipping strike that made it necessary to air freight mainland trees, which were sold at higher prices. "This year we hope to sell well over 50,000," he said. The price in Hawaii is about 60 cents per foot. One of the drawbacks of the iree is that is has no odor. Various experiments have been tried, but Fullaway said, "We can never breed smell into trees." However, he suggested that some sort of long-lasting scent could be packaged with the trees. Crawford's solution to the problem was to "put pine oil in the room.'-' | WHEN YOUR FAMILY | GATHERS FOR THE 1 FEAST, SERVE THE 1 NUMBER ONE DESSERT.. . Don a New Personality for Season Wouldn't you like to look different for the holidays? Sprite­ like or sultry, ingenuous or sophisticated — whichever look spells a "new" you? If that's your wish, we've a word of advice: to change your style, change your hairdo. There's nothing like a new hairdo to give you a totally different aspect and attitude. So if you want to be the big surprise at every holiday party, why not buy a wig? A wig enhances your appearance in the thirty seconds it takes to put on, and modern modacrylic wigs are a snap to care for. For carefree wiggery, here are some DOs and DON'Ts from Dominic Abbott, president of the wig firm: DO . . . wash your hairpiece after every 7 to 10 wearings. DO .. . brush before shampooing. This removes tangles and accumulated hairspray. DO . . . us* a mild shampoo especially designed for moda­ crylic wigs and hairpieces. Using cold water and a gentle dipping and squeezing motion, wash the wig thoroughly. Rinse with cold water until every trace of shampoo has been removed. DO ... us« a conditioner especially designed for modacrylic wigs and hairpieces. After shampooing hairpiece, mix conditioner with water and let hairpiece soak for 10 minutes. Remove, blot lightly with a towel. Place wig on a plastic foam wig block and allow to air-dry. (Wig block must be the correct size.) DON'T ... use a curling iron. DON'T. .. us* •xetsiiva amounts of hairspray. DON'T ... brush or comb too close to the foundation ot the wtig. DON'T .. • brush or comb when hairpiece is wet. DON'T . . . w*ar while working in a very hot kitchen, or near an open flame. Although your modacrylic hairpiece is nonflammable, any excessive heat can distort and frizz the hairstyle. These simple Dos and Don'ts will maintain your wig in perfect condition and give you years of service. DON'T . . . use bleaches, tints, or permanent haircolor. DON'T . . . us* color rinses unless you first test the product on a strand of the hairpiece. (This is always at your own risk.) Stock Up Now - Have Plenty on Hand When S Friends Drop For every Holiday gathering join your friends in a big refreshing glassful of good beer. Hamm's Beer—in bottles, six packs or cans or the special "Good Cheer" 12 pack of cans. Refreshingly yours from the land of sky blue waters. Hamm's You Guessed It!" MANNING DELICIOUS ICE CREAM THE FITTING "GRAND FINALE" FOR EVERY HOLIDAY MEAL I the beer refreshing from the land of sky blue waters® 11 FARNER BOCKEN CO. ' Tasty flavored rich ice cream filled with fruits and nuts. A delicious tasty "extra" treat for any meal. Your choice of many delicious flavors. Distributors V Manning Creamery Co. 5* & •5* » 3ft » 3ft 3ft » 3ft 3ft 3ft » 3ft 3ft 3ft 1 i

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