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SPuir PUBLIC LUJKA0 -*• m *f I One up, and three to go! Penelope Cary; five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gary, is busy at the fireplace, hanging stockings for herself and her three younger sisters. ' Penelope's parents live in a home on The State Hospital grounds,'where her father is employed as head of the personnel department. Her sisters are Beth, two; Bridget, one year; y and Amanda, three months. There's added significance to the meaning of Christmas at the Charles Conklin home at 918 Garfield avenue. The day this year will mark the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. Married in this city they have resided at their present home for nearly 30 years. ' A former employe of the Zeck Coal company, where he worked for 23 years, he is now retired. A native of Cass county, he has two sisters: Mrs. Sylvia Elmore and Mrs, Ada Everson, both of this city. His wife, a native of Howard county, has two brothers, Earl and Jesse Prophet. Earl resides with them . and Jesse Jives in Rochester. . '. "Oh! and some surprises, too" remarks three-year-old Donnie Raderstorf as he anxiously gives his long Christmas list to Santa Claus at his headquarters, 307 South Fourth street. Donnie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raderstorf, 1601% George street. N E A R I N G Mrs. Carl Hendryx opens contributions received at the Cass county Tuberculosis office at the Court House, for the annual Christmas Seal sales. The sales have passed, the $7,000 mark and are nearing the goal for. the. drive this year which is ?8,700. • ' . ' ' Elmer Wood,.left, and Gene Fissel, of the Y's men's club assist Mrs. Jack Ulmer select her Christmas tree. ; • • During the 'past several weeks, this service club of the-YMGA has sold approximately 600 -tress. Proceeds from the sale are-used for projects at the 1 YMCA. . .. m For a number-of-years, the members of the American Legion Post have collected new and repairable used toys to brighten Christmas for many under-privileged children. Sorting a pile: of toys received from the Bunker Hill .AFB, are, ' Paul Gaumer, chairmen, Al Rower, co-chairman, and Walter Girtlley. The L-club at the local high school has offered its aid in pick-up donations, repair and distribution. Toys will be distributed on'Dec. v 23, starting at 1 p.m. . " ; The Legion has-its workshop headquarters in the basement of Memorial home.