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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE " · ' - - · · --- i - - . - . _ _ . . { { ^^^ . ~ "··' "-· » v^«. -«. J. ^j M-*\SlJM2J m \J[£\£jCj JL J. Uj 2 /%/^/^V X 7"T^ A T-X r^t ' A -m. -r-»-^ ~ : " ; --~ " = -- -- -- ' DECEMBER 5 ·§ 1933 ,000_ YEARS^^_200_^OUNTRIES SUPPLY CHRISTMAS IDEAS Kini/CI U f J l Y C Tfl y ° Ur holida y entertaining. quips ullly J-^U o^d k,U 01 ! mirm |~' ~~~~ -TM"E^ ""LI" | CHRISTMAS IN FAR NORTH I »S"«?a, S ? arsSBM?»=3?5« M fs . Siewertsen, 90, · NOVEL WAYS TO ENTERTAIN GIVEN BY MANY RACES Many Quaint Customs Come From Old England and Other Nations. Quaint and unusual ways of celebrating Christmas--borrowed from the past or from foreign countries- can add a lot of zest and novelty to your holiday entertaining. The customs of ancient Englan furnish some charming- Ideas fo Yuletide parties in your own home There 1a the traditional wassai bowl, for instance, which you maj Bring in as the triumphant climaj of your Christmas eve or Chrlstma night party. This symbol of good fellowship, introduced to ancien English festivities by the early Saxons, gets its name from "Wasl Hael"--the Saxon phrase for "You Health!" The steaming: bowl containing highly apiced wine, cider or ale with roasted apples or crabapples bob bing on the surface will prove an in teresting feature of the evening and It will be aure to Inspire merry Christmas Gift 1 ROLLS RAZORS BILLFOLDS, LACED $1.00 to $1.50 PEN AND PENCIL, SETS SHEAFPER, MOORE. CONKLIN, PARKER AT SPECIAL PRICES SHAVING SETS Clocks, Watches, Knives, Atomizers, Cigarette Cases, S Lighters, and Numerous Other Items -5 7 ' from which to choose. 5S Huxtable Drug Co, | 116 SOOTH FEDERAL ;estions MANICURE SETS V5c to $15.00 TOILET SETS $2.50 to 550.00 COMPACTS 50c to 510.00 HANDBAGS 89c to $20.00 Large Line of High Grade Perfumes and Toilet Waters. I 1 quips, witty jests and lots of mirth .Each person, as he or she drinks from it, should be required to tel an entertaining story. The bowl it self may be of silver, pewter, glass porcelain or pottery , . . the stores will have plenty of large attractive types of bowls that will serve verv nicely. Revive Old Traditions. The Yule log- should, of course bum cheerfully at any old English type of Christmas party; and if yoi annolnt your wood with salt water it will bum more - cheerfully. Am remember--it's an ancient tradition of bad luck for the fire to die down before the party !s over. It is, by the way, an old Druid custom to Peek the home with evergreen, mistietoe and holly at Christmas in order to protect it from evil spirits throughout the winter. Christinas pantomime is an oM English custom, dating from the twelfth century, which could 'be adapted to present-day Christmas parties with considerable success as an entertaining feature. Most libraries can furnish you with an abundance of material such as "St. George and the Dragon" for pantomimes or short dramas or skits that will, in modernized fashion carry out the old English custom of Christmas play-acting. Would Be Jovial. Why not give a Dickens party this Christmas at which many of the English Yuletide traditions and customs can be charmingly expressed? The guests might be Invited to come in costumes suggesting various characters from Dickens' fiction, since this author seems so especially associated with the season of Christmas. Favorite English holiday dishes could be included in the supper or refreshments to help make the occasion truly Pickwick- ion! A Christmas Chantey party is another happy thought for your holiday celebration. The guests might je asked to come in the costumes O f sailors, pirates and pirate-lasses, and the house could be decorated n nautical style with ship's lan- erns, ship models, chests, rope ladlers, and anchors made of card- joard if real ones aren't available. Sailor songs can be sung- by the guests as they gather around the riftwood fire; and the ancient GETTING ALL READY FOR CHRISTMAS-Adrienne Ames Para- v. . P v yS f' W , h ° 1S "? as COW as this P icture w°uld l^d you to believe, tacks (or freezes) a wreath over her igloo. Ihristmaa sea carol, "I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing," could suitably start the chantey singing. A quartet of good singers migh asked in advance of the party to learn some rollicking ancient sea chanteys, and the guests' will be ible to join in on the swinging refrains after they have heard them sung. A treasure hunt could be a fay feature of the evening; ana one of the pirate-chests might serve as a grab-bag, containing amusing small gifts for everyone. Is Quaint diatom. A Christmas custom from old Here's a Gift Idea! GARTER SETS F a n c y pattern webs! S a t i n pads! M e t a l trimmings! Assorted colors. Attractively boxed1 Holiday Suspenders |F1nc-gradc, dor- jable web. Metal trimmings. Each Jin attractive gift Ste oar mas Garte Sets! Dozens of Pairs! Brand New, Smart-Looking! Men's HOSE Long-wearing! Rayon and cel- anese! Lisle-plaited on celanese. Sizes 9V 2 to 12. MEN'S SIZES Dress Glares Made to loot well! Made to wear wetl! Surprise him with a pair on Xmas morning! Quality brown Turk capeskin. English thumb. Leather gusset. Popular with men "mho are particular! We're Selling Them Fasti Men's Afl-wool FLANNEL ROBES ScSd cokws, stripes and novelty plaids. Bines, tans, greens. Finely tailored from start to finish) Th* season's smartest lounging garments! A Sl ^ir ctr ' $*- w and styles! * S Women's Silk Hose Chiffon or service weight,- in all colors. lit mteJs-- .and BOM ft S H I R T S Faxcy paltmt ere NBWt gippular, long-- *~*^B 4F r ^rearing materials 1 Full cat! J Stock No. 8018-19-20-21 The Nicest Gift You Can Find Her I Felt SLIPPERS Boudoir colors f Cushion soles I J. C Penney Co. Mk V» ·» * «» AM *« « ·.* .__ _ ,, D E P A R T M E N T 20-24 South Federal Ave. la*. S T O R E Mason City, Iowa $1 .49 Men's Colorful PAJAMAS Ml the favorite styles I Plain ind fancy patterns .. . contrasting trims I Full cut sizes. Imagine! This boxed TIE and 'Kerchie SET for only 98c Cttlapkaac. ' Aor/ " Hemstitched kerchief with" matching or contrasting border I Beauties ! Handsome- T I E S tn Gift Boies! DOZENS of them! ties men like--because they tie neatly-wear loneer. HAND EMBROIDERED Pillow Btdl in Gift Box! Mexico might bring- gayety and novelty to your holiday parties This is the festivity of the pinata, which 13 an earthenware jar (suspended in the middle of the patio) and decorated with streamers of gold and silver paper and strips of bright tissue paper. It is filled with fruits, outs and sweetmeats of all sorts; and the guests one by one are blindfolded and asked to try to break the jug by hitting it with a stick. The one who succeeds is awarded a prize and everyone else scrambles for the delicacies which are spilled on the floor. Some quaint Christmas customs from Czechoslovakia might furnish an amusing feature for your Christmas party. One of these is for the quests to each pour a little melted ead or wax into water, and from he shapes it takes fortunes are told by someone who has a flair for that sort of thing. Another Yuletido cus- ;om from that country is for the girls in the party to put tiny candles in nutahells antf set them Afloat in .pans of wateW She whose candle burns to thV end without upsetting will have the test husband and the longest life. ' "" ~~" Stores Have Solution of Gift Problem Shopping Made Easy in Wide Assortments of Yule Merchandise. The town's agog! The toy soldier ^ 6 fv, eyeS at the g°lden-haired doU and the crowd looks on noses fr d a f' nat *** window, feet uffling in the new blanket of snow Santa's, reindeer pull a sle d tall of marvelous toys in another window, and another crowd stands in cunous, happy bliss. Then, their feet lead them onward and into the stores, through the fl m- ° f , thlnga H ' a futl to rfve and thrilling to receive. Toyiand. Grandpa and Little Billy have a glorious time, and when they move away dozens of others crowd in to take their places and help the little locomotive pull its load of freight trains through the tunnel with enthusiastic applause. Little Billy gives his "order" to Santa, and leaves, reluctantly. And Santa promises. Parents Enjoy It, Too! Meantime, Little Billy's Mamma and all the other mammas, plus moat of the papas, at e having the time of their lives choosing gifts for both sides of the family and their friends. IPs fun! Big gifts, little gifts; expensive and thrifty gifts; gifts for the family, the home and the car, and gifts Every means of expressing the sea- eon's own sentiment is available for every gift on display has the Christmas spirit, 1 ' Making It Easier. But, to get right down to business, it is a problem, trying to avoid too many ties, handkerchiefs, and pairs of hose, and that's why we've been doing a bit of "snooping"-to make it easier for you to find gifts that are different, yet modestly priced. We saw some very chic things in the way o f imported glass. Stunning black and white mirrors, powder boxes, perfume bottles and boudoir lamps. The collection of pipes, ash trays, pipe racks, reamers, poches and every other conceivable smoker's desire, Including some very smart new lighters, was also worth Investigating. Thinking of aunts and cousins, etc., we wandered into one store where all of our hopes came true. Their snowy linen damask was a joy to behold, and we hat! difficulty in leaving without buying several of the many lovely candlcwick spreads and guest-towel sets. Just for fun, we went into the stationery shop to see If it were possible to buy something for our I niece without buying stationery. Wo had fun, and we did. Out of a vast array of desk sets, book-ends, letter-cases and other grand gifts, we chose a monogrammed bronze letter-opener and scissors in a tooled leather sheath. Hard Day's Shopping. After a hard day's shopping, w felt fit as a fiddle and ready for real old fashioned "Merry Christ mas!" It's simple if you've made a gif list, because all of your needs hav been anticipated, and all you hav to do is go through the aisles an look, until some perfectly marvel ous idea presents itself In the forn of something that has everything a gift should have yet meets every requirement of your budget. Everybody seems to feel helping you to buy is as important as the buying on your part, in restoring prosperity and making it a real "Merry Christmas!'' K R E S C E ' S F I R S T . ~ ffiddles f , Infants'Sizes (3-4-5) 59cpr. "Watch them snuggle little toefl in the soft lamb's wool lining of ihcse g e n u i n e leather slippers! The little bunny face and bright red trim will make ihcse their favorite gift. KRESGES i C 25c to fil STORE 0 SOUTH FEDERAL Normal times are a period when four-flushers don't pose as big shots by figuring on the table cloth.-- Kownnco Stnr-Courlor. Mrs. Siewertsen, 90, Honored on Birthday ROCK FALLS, Dec. 5.--Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jensen entertained at their home on,Sunday in observance of the ninetieth birthday anniversary of Mrs. Jensen's mother, Mrs. Paul Siewertsen. The population of San Francisco's Chinatown is estimated to have doubled since 1923. FOR GIFTS--TRY KUESGE'S FIRST These Infants' 1 tin ft Children's PANTY DRESSES will bring lots o« Joy Christmas Morning. Pretty patterns in fast color percale and eomc in plain broadcloth. All kinds of cute styles irilh fancy smocking, ruffles and pleats. Matched panties have clastic waists and op«u knees. Sizes 4.-6X KRESGE'S 25c ttt §1 STORE a SOUTH FEDERAL AVE. FOR GIFTS-TRY KRESGE'S FIRST Electrically Lighted TRAINS Heavy wind up engine tvith tender and 3 coaches. Ten pieces of track and cross-over piece make a figure eight. In brilliant colors. Large Dressed Dressed mth panties, slip, lace trimmed dress, knil socks and white shoes with mctnl buckles. 18° high. Others at 25c, 39c and G!tc Stuffed Animals \ Wire Haired Terrier, Pekinese, Sclmauzer, Cat or Teddy Bear. They're friendly faced pets ready to be pals. "fflre Chief" Batteries lOc ivith Siren and Electric Lights Heavy red streamline coupe 14 inches long with balloon rubber tires. Bright or dim red lights. Screaming Siren sounds as car runs with strong wind up motor. Uses two batteries. K R E S G E ' S TO f l S T O R E 9 South Federal Ave.

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