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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 5, 1933
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S-» v :^ 8-A MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DECEMBER 5 1933 CHRISTMAS JUST AS IT WAS, BUT HOW ABOUT YOU? Don't Complain About Oh Christmas, Examine Yourself. ; We moderns like to look back a the good old Chrls'tmasea ana then mournfully remark that "Christmas isn't like it used to be." Don't kid yourself. You're not like you used to be; Christmas has remained the same, · But if you're interested in recapturing the same good old holiday flavor; if you want to vision a Christmas that will bring pleasant memories once again to the fore here are a few suggestions: Decorate! Make every nook and corner of your house, be it smal! or large, veritably shout "Holiday. 1 ' You know, you can--very easily and very moderyly, if you will. For instance, ou can forget the rings and rings of enamel paper that you used to cut, but in their places, you can fashion the most charming Chrlstmasy decorations out of . . . yea . . . cellophane! Cellophane, you know, comes In many colors, making,It very easy for you rto sculpt amall Christmas trees, attractive wreaths, or holly chains that are not only unusual but exceptionally pretty aa well. You won't need directions. Your own Ingenuity will tell you how to make what you'd like to mpke. Another Idea. Now, another idea that's exceedingly interesting is this: Get some very small fir trees--say two feet in height. You can make them out of branches if you cannot buy them; insert them in little red pots and distribute them around your window Bills. The decorative effect, you will have to admit, is charming. Another Idea is to stick'to the good old ideas of wreaths and mis tletoe. But be different in your man ner of decorating'. You might tak the wreaths, for instance, and han; them not In your windows or o your doors, but use them as a basl for a patern like this: Place th wreaths at equal distances apar upon your walls; attach them wit" cellophane streamers. Again you'! find your house has the holiday al mosphere. You'll like it. Nothing IJke It. But, about as good an .. idea a any one ever had about Christina decoration Is the following Throughout the Christmas season let two (we suggest white) stock ings hang from your mantleplece-- and let them be filled with goodies Then above, on top of the mantle piece, place a veritable harvest o apples and oranges and nuts an candies. There nothing like Christ mas goodies to make a homo as sume the holiday spirit, Now, friend housewife can immeasurably, to the Christina* motif by decorating her tables i: keeping with the season. A red ani green checkered table cloth helps sprigs of spruce, fir or pine cones casually ,placed here and there on the table, also help; while in th very center of the table should b just one tall, beautiful poinsettla Christmas will really come to you bouse If you follow that suggestion Cleaning Sets for Child Housekeept Fc the child housekeeper, de partment stores this Christmaj ar offering the latest in complet cleaning sets. Those sets include a tiny vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan, dust moi and a dust cap to protect the little housekeeper's hair as she tidies hei doll house. Electric cook stoves are greatly :mproved this year. The ovens o :hese stoves register the heat just as accurately as mother's large ·ange in the kitchen. Some staves have several burners, but they come as small as one burner, with an oven. Toy Makers Turn Realist EXACTNESS IN TINYMODELS When we visited the toy shops around town the other day we experienced the sensation of peering through the wrong end of a telescope at things that make up this modern world, for here, there, and all around us were autos, airplanes, trains, doll houses with all the equipment of a modern home--miniature reproductions that looked like the real thing in every way. Toymakera have certainly been busy .coupling up their own vivid imaginations -and clever craftsmanship to'Ufe-Blze designs to create a oria that win delignt every boy and-girl, for -;has a desire to play "gtcyn^up". and the toymakers havi answered'this desire Jn a way tha: is most; impressive. In Iqdktng over the toys for'boys we got a great kick out of the display of tiny autos and trucks-every design was absolutely up to the minute, and arrayed on long rows on the shelves and tables they looked like an auto show In tiny town. From the way several small boys stared with open mouths we solved several toy gift problems then and there, and very inexpen siveiy, too! Another display that caught our eye was a. group of model airplanes that rivaled the autos in the faithfulness of their reproduction. We saw pursuit planes, big motored transports, and speed racers with all the color and streamlined shapes of the ships that rise from airports every day and speed across the country. These models couldn't fly, but we did see a sail plane with a propeller powered with a strong rubber band that could. This little mode will take off from the ground and spiral up in 75 foot circles to the height of an eight story building and spiral down almost to the spo it took off! That's a great toy, bu it has a rival In a small boat with : an electric motor run by small bat ; teries that speeds through the water ! at a great rate. Follow Grownups. j In a tiny model kitchen we saw · an'electric stove with an oven am :wo burners--a stove on which a real meal could be prepared In a pinch--in fact, we've seen stoves in small kitchenette apartments that were more of a toy than this one. There was also a kitchen equipped with all the modern utensils and containers of the big ones. And, of course, there were tables and chairs--everything for the little woman to prepare lunch for her dolls and then eat It herself. For those little girls who are not kitchen-minded even in play there were doll houses furnished, .throughout tastefullyVaiid, correctly^--little living rooms with big roomy, .comfortable chairs that made you wish you were small enough to enjoy them. And passing along from this display of doll houses we came to the crowning achievement of the toymakers 1 art--the dolls. There were baby dolls made of a rubber composition and so lifelike in their appearance they made you pick them up carefully for fear you'l) drop them. And with these baby dolls all the clothes a young mother could wish for, with bassinettes and baby carriages--everything so real and so beautifuly made that it doesn't require much Imagination to act like a real mother. Costume Dolls Too. Besides these cute baby dolls there are many gorgeous costume dolls that are most attractive and moat inexpensive. In the toys for children just stepping but of babyhood there were great, big fluffy dogs and cats--not just funny cats or dogs either, for each followed the lines of a special breed. We saw terriers, Scottles, Airedales, and spaniels--every one of them done so well that they could enter a dog show and almost get away with it. All In all the toys this year are splendid--fascinating to young and old. .What's more, they are surprisingly inexpensive, and it won't be hard to give the children just what they want, even though you are traveling with a pinched pocketbook. *BPftfraPftPjB GIVE GOOD JEWELRY "THE GIFTS THAT LAST" The Cheapest and Best in the Long Run s 1 I s 1 OUR STOCK HAS BEEN MARKED DOWN TO ROCK-BOTTOM PRICES Elgin Watches $15.00 up Bulova Watches $24.75 up Diamond Set Rings $15.00 up Ladies' Set Rings $ 5,00 up Men's Set Rings $ 7.50 up Pens, Pencils § 1.00 up Leather Goods $ 1.00 up Mantle Clocks $ 5.95 up Rogers' 26-Piece Sets $ 7.50 up All Other Goods* at Correspondingly Low Trices CONVENIENT TERMS--OF COURSE LEPPER JEWELRY CO. "The Old Reliable Firm" "SO Years In Mason City" 10 First Street Southeast S5 S5 S* s* » S5 » WdWWWWWWWWWWWMWWWWWWWWW Give An Electrical Gift! Even the smallest budget is big enough with our CHRISTMAS GIFT PLA PHILCO 57C--$20 New compact model In beautiful two-tone cabinet. Amazing big-set features including police and airplane calls, etc. A special value! PHILCO 60B--$27.50 A popular new Baby Grand that out-performs sets at much higher prices. All the latest features, police and airplane calls, etc. PHILCO 89L--$39.50 A new full-size Lowboy offering exceptional tone and supreme performance at a very low price. Gets police and airplane calls, etc. SANTA'S GIFT SUGGESTIONS The Hoover Cleaner Curling Irons Toastmaster Toaster Reflector Lamps Popcorn Poppers Hi-Lo Lamps Coffee Makers Waffle Sets Percolator Sets Electric Trains Percolators, Irons Electric Clocks Electric Mixers -.'; Philco Radios A Gorgeous Array of f INDIRECT - ~-- FLOOR LAMPS! 10' Indirect Lighting . . . IS GOOD LIGHTING! Every once Jn a while the arbiters of fashion decree something really sensible. I'nulcnt clothing* healthful foods ana activity Intelligent lighting. The great popularity of re-' flecled llehtlnt--lighting that mrcniln n noft, even light of aeTennate Intensity--Is rxampled In the Increased demand for these Indirect lamps. LAMPS SOLD ON EASY TERMS! 50 I // Ws Electric It's Sure to Please! 8* $250 A WEEK Until Christmas and get a marvelous new 1934 PHILCO It's a GENERAL ELECTRIC/ TT/ITH our G-E Christmas Gift flax you mate '¥ only a small dawn payment now and don't pay oat cent mart until March f* Here il a practical gift for * practical year. Every woman wants a modern electric refrigerator. Jt u a necessity you are sure to buy eventually. Buy a G-E now--for Christmas, and you buy both the gift and the necessity with the same dollar. · Come in and see our complete line of Monitor Top and G-E Flat Top models . . . all-stccl cabinets, stainless steel freezing chambers and many new convenience features. · The G-E you select will be delivered for Christmas, or on Christina* morning you can give her a beautiful G-E Gift Certificate and she can (elect the size and model later. G-E F l . t Top modelsolTer quil- itr *ad feature! n e v e r b e f o r e Available in popular-priced rcfrin- eratorj. Made by the makers of the Mo n i t o r Top. Day-Ray Lamp PEOPLES GAS ELECTRIC COMPANY P. G. - E. Table Lamps Lamp Shades For Bridge Lamps--Table Lamps--Boudoir Lamps-Junior Floor Lamps-Lounge Lamps, etc. 85 C a TM

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