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MASON CITY GLOBL'-GAZBTTE DECEMBER 5 1933? HERE ARE EXCITING GIFTS FOR NORTH IOWA CHILDREN TO MAKE EVERY TOT'S CHRISTMAS DREAM BE TRUE Modern T o y s Educational and Fascinating to Grownups Too. After wandering around Toyland arradult wonders if it's possible for a'Child ,to :have any. more fun with the toys than the thrills they give Mother and Dad. Modem toya are so. fascinating, so constructive and educational that It's a real training to play with them as well aa packs of fun. Scaled to the age of. the child and chosen accordingly they create coordination in the smali muscles and brain and open a new world of enjoyment in everyday things. Different manufacturers have made 1 it a point to grade their toys according to the age of the cnlld and so, by their use he is.led to greater and greater skill. Beginning with the gay blocks and simple small toys they lead up gradually to playthings that take real skill and require individual thought and originality in handling. ' For the very tiny child there are soft dolls and rattles, for the child a little older, boards pegged with holes to be filled with sticks of various sizes. Fitting the sticks into the holes gives a child a sense of sureiiess and appreciation of form. Fitted With Cork. There are boxes fitted with cork pads and then with them go many different wooden shapes--each one Â·with holes through.which the young carpenter may drive nails to hi heart's content, fitting the pieces on to the cork pad to make any design that suits his fancy. Sample pat terns suggest the initial effort and once the child gets the idea he may create trains, wagons, funny people and quaint animals to the extent of his originality. A toy of this sort makes it possible to wield hammei and nails without also creating: de- STUNNING CHRISTMAS WEAR etruction to the floors and ture. And since it's a perfect normal thing for a child to want to hammer and pound this game fulfills a real need in every child's development. Then there are wooden pieces with sockets and pegs--these may be fitted Â· together to make chairs and tables, people and animals. They are easy to handle and are appropriate for the child of three to foiiv.. -Fascinating Paper Cut-Outs. It-seems. a'Â£ar call from the days Â·when, paper dolls meant limp un,Satisfactory .ladles, cut from mother's fashion magazines to the ready to cut paper doll hooka of today. They are made on stiff cardboard and each doll has a fashion wardrobe that would be the pride and joy of any little girl--in fact little boys have been known to like them, too. Other ready to cut books contain soldiers or houses--these are perforated all around so that the child himself can detach them from the page with.-little difficulty. The soldiers have bases of paper that may be folded so that the figures stand erect in' true military style. The NOT IMPERSONATING SANTA--Helen Twelvetrces shows' just how a smart holiday gown should look, with loads of ruchings and all. houses also fold and fasten, without glue, into a fascinating- village complete from bank to corner grocer}' store. For the child who likes to draw or paint there is a marvelous fund of materials. Sets with paper cut-outs ike stencils serve as a guide for toy figures. Large crayons come vith these drawing sets and are so asy to handle that even the tiny hild takes great pleasure; in their ise. A childhood is hardly complete that. Jacks a drawing board. You may choose simple blackboards to hang on the nursery walls or the more complete type that are fitted with scrolls containing .pictures of animals, children; trees;Â· flowers and maps,. ' ,- '...- v ; .. ,,.. .. -. ,.' .. Pays For-Itself. One of these boards is so educational and .furnishes so much amusement for the child that it is an investment that pays for itself many times over in constructive value. Because the child may use it himself it opens the doors of his mind to, independent and original thought. If your boy is of a nautical turn of mind he'll love a gift of a sail boat that really sails. 'Ihere are many models from which to choose and they cover a very inclusive price range. Take the children to toyland-- they'll thrill at the fascinating displays that have been arranged there. Nowadays salespeople are trained to suggest the proper toys for children of all ages--utilize their intelligent guidance. Apparel For Children. Children are almost as interested in gifts of new apparel as in toys, And no wonder. Small garments are designed, nowadays, with as much care and thought as those Intended for grownups. ' Some are gay and charming and real fun to wear. Take for..example, some lovely sets from Italy. These consisted of. little coats in soft woolen material trimmed with gay appliques in wool. There were caps and purses to match, also trimmed in applique design. The purses were made in the shape of amusing animals--and any little girl would adore to receive one at Christmas time. Experiments at North Carolina State College of .Agriculture and Engineering have shown that mash fermented with yeast increases and maintains egg production. F U R S The Perfect Gift Classic Coats In Most Flattering Styles Quality.and Beauty are In Every Lino Real Values tor the Money! I_l USBANDS and fathers, this is our '.message to you! Women love furs. Men love furs. So why in the world don't more men give .their women furs for Christmas? You don't have to spend a fortune to buy her a grand fur coat, either. And you may be sure she'll approve if you buy it here! Phone 788 or 789 Variety for Selection Gifts for Women Should Be Easy to Please Taste of Any Type at Christmas. Women are certainly in luck thi; season! There's a kind of Mid-Victorian wealth of frills-and furbelos that is bound to go straight to the feminine, heart. So, if you are a poor defenseless male seeking a gift for the girl of your heart, we suggest that you plunge right in and state your case to some sympathetic saleswoman. She will know what's new and smart, and like as not will produce the very thing best calculated to send your stock sky high with the recipient of your gift. If, on the contrary, you are a woman seeking a gift for some other woman, your only difficulty will be to restrain yourself from selfishly grabbing- everything in sight for your own use. Negligees lor Idle Hours. It's easy tc be lazy this season. For negligees have gone feminine in a big way. They are BO temptingly beautiful, so luxurious that you'll finrl yourself drifting into an "Alice Sit by the Fire" state of mind.: Lovely ones of velvet that are reminiscent of the "naughty nineties are trimmed with ostrich. They are in gorgeous jewel-tones and shades such as gooseberry, Mandarin red,' light baby blue, apricot and peach. Some are in the grand manner, with trains and trailing angel sleeves and a fitted waist line. You'll feel very regal in 'these, and they certainly do something for you in a big vfay. If you have a college girl on your list why not choose a padded robe of. crinkly plaid silk crepe, or one of flannel with a tailored monogram and pipings in contrasting color. Some stunning combinations in blue and gold, scarlet and black and green and tan are available. An older woman, an invalid or a lady of leisure who likes to break- fast in bed, would adore a light-as- down bed Jacket of soft angora wool knit in a lacey pattern and edged with a tiny soft band of marabou. Exquisite New Lingerie. Almost any woman loves gifts of lingerie. And this year you'll get an extra cheer if you make your selection in this department. For lingerie has never been so gorgeous. It's the essence of femininity-beautiful in color, in fabric and in trimming. The garments are really designed to fit, too, an important point. The princess sllhouet is noted in slips, in ste,p-ins and In night gowns. Nearly all have the new adjustable shoulder straps-made very narrow and with a tiny shell slide that permits lengthening or shortening as the Individual figure may require. The lacey types are trimmed with Alencon, Val or Irish lace, with pipings, tucks, embroidery or net insets. The more tailored styles are bound with contrasting color or trimmed with appliques in conventional or floral design. Choose these lovely garments in tea rose or peach. If there is a January bride on your list choose .one of the lovely white lingerie sets--night gown, slip and dance set, all to match. And don't neglect the knitted undergarment-they are a favorite with many women. In glove silk, or rayon they prove their practicability and charm through many wearings. Easy to launder and keep in repair, they appeal particularly to business women and girls away at school. The woman who goes in for winter sports will appreciate those soft knitted bloomers of wool and cotton that provide real warmth without bulkiness, ' -. New Blouses Stunning. A smart blouse is a welcome gift. Particularly if it's a velveteen or satin. Many are seen in such effective color combinations as.black and red or emerald green with eel gray. Nearly all have a smart wide shoulder line achieved by flaring bands at the shoulder or sleeves that widen dramatically at the top. Here is jewelry that is jewelery. Brilliant, massive, striking, it follows in the train of the naughty nineties mood and presents itself as a gift selection certain to please. There is much metal--massive carved bracelets and rings in real or simulated gold or silver. These are quite in the Mae West style and ought to put any woman in a come- hither mood. Eel Grey Lustre. Necklaces, because of the higher neckline in frocks and blouses, are shorter. Sometimes of gold, sometimes of eel grey lustre, they take the form of flat geometric shapes or enormous beads. In nearly all cases you may make up an ensemble of jewelry of this type--necklace, ring, ear rings---all to match. The older woman would appreciate some of the smart black 'jet jewelry. It is stunning in necklaces, clips and pins. In the finer jewelry there ai;e exquisite clips--larger than in the season past--of diamonds set in platinum or white gold. Rings, necklaces and earrings. The traditional beauty of pearls is in evidence. And while you are looking at jewelry be sure to see the new compacts. They are marvels of convenience and beauty. One lovely style was in gold colored metal with the top made entirely of seed pearls. This would be perfect for evening. For the girl that likes gadgets there's a cigaret case with a compact in the lid. And the grand part of it is that the case is really big enough for utility without being big enough to create unpleasant bulk in the hand bag. Student petroleum engineers refined two tank cars of crude oil for use at the University of Oklahoma. Freshens the mouth ..Soothes the throat PROFIT BY USING THE WANT ADS YOU'LL SURELY PLEASE HER MOST IF YOU CHOOSE AT MERKEL'S FINE GLOVES . . . cost much less than they did noi so many Christmases away. You can give half a dozen pairs this year Â£or what two might once have cost. In glace kid or cabretta from $2.25 to 53.38. OF COURSE SHE WILL . . . like a purse like this velvet one or of wool crepe to match her coat. Silk ones are popular, too. A purse is such an Important item that a new one is always appreciated. $2.98 and 53.50. In leather uj to 55.98. * Â· x*. * JP o ii\* i ia *Â·, *Vi f, ft ff\V V ^y O " il^ Â·% FOR THE PARTY She'll go wild with joy if she unpacks a party bag of pearl, rock crystal, rhinestone or black seed beads. Every lady must carry one to the dance and other social functions. It's just the kind of Christmas gift she'll rave about. WHAT LUCK! The nicest perfumes now offered by the dram and put into really attractive bottles worthy of gifts . . . all for very little money. If you know her favorite scent, you're sure to find it here. If you don't we'll help you guess. SHE'LL LOVE 'EM We've just unpacked the smartest ascot scarfs of satin or crepe with end panels of metallic silk. Such color contrasts as black and red . . brown and green . . . black and white . . . or in plain colors with silver stitching at $1. Others at $1.8S. \ Â· A lot of ME'S arc ready for that whaci'j-a-want-for- Cliristmas question with the snappy answer: Phoenix Hosiery! Certified Silk gives Phoenix Hosiery sheer, delicate beauty. The two-way otrctrb Custom-Fit Top! exclusive with Phoenix, gives it extra comfort. And the, Phocnii long mileage foot, with Tipt-toe and Duo-heel, insures longer wear. Jn tlic smart "Gibson Girl" color*, $1.25 the pair. Others at $1.50. PHOENIX HOSIERY with CUSTOM-FIT TOP $125 CHRISTMAS WRAPPING and SEALS CHRISTMAS CARDS 5c lOc 15c 25c BLOW YOURSELF ... to an assortment oÂ£ handkerchiefs! We suggest white with drawn work, hand embroidery and applique . . . dashing prints and solid colors to match lier dresses and suits . . . black and white prints! All are in the popular sports and mid sizes. Two feature groups at 29c and 50c each. IF SHE'S GAY , . . shc T l! never have enough jewelry. Present her with the latest . . . real gold- stone jewelry! The goldstono is surrounded by seed pearls and bordered with black enamel. $1 and ?1.98. Also see the Russian Antique, Marcasite, Harmony, Pompadour, Palatine and Rhinestone Jewelry. FAIR AND WARMER Beautiful to gaze upon . . . colors like the sunset sky . . . and each blanket reversible so that you have two colors ... . and can change them about at will. They're warmer, too, because of wool contents, and very light and fluffy so it will lull you to sleep. Bound with rich, shiny satin. $5.95. Others up to $12.r0. Candlewick spreads at 53.93 and S-i.50.