Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1967 · Page 20
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 20

Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, November 18, 1967
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Christmas Lights to Be Turned On November 23 Business Area to Glow With Color Chamber of Commerce to Install New Decorations Costing Nearly $2,000.00 The business district of Carroll will come aglow on Thanksgiving evening when the lights on Christmas decorations will be turned on. Rainbow Girls Yule Project to Aid Needy Members of Assembly No. 50. Order of Rainbow for Girls, have begun making plans for their holiday activities. These include helping needy families and Christmas caroling. The Assembly's fund-raising project for Pam Way's term of office as worthy advisor is the selling of Christmas trees, which will be getting under way as holiday time draws near. Mrs. Leo Loxterkamp is mother advisor of the service organization for girls, sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star. Last year the Assembly donated to the community Christmas baskets. Shortly before Christmas the girls and their guests, with De- Molay boys and their dates as special guests, went caroling and then had an informal evening and lunch at the Masonic Temple. MISTLETOE Among the legends about mistletoe is one that says it seems to be purely an English custom and its survival may be due to the fact that the English were formerly much given to kissing. The Carroll Chamber of Commerce has spent $1,700 to $1,800 for new decorations this year. The fund was Increased by a $1,000 donation from the City of Carroll. Two eleven foot trees and a 25-foot tree with flashing twinkle lights will adorn the canopy of the courthouse in Carrol! In addition, nine angels, each nine feet tall, will ring the courthouse building. Eleven gold trees will decor ate the lamp posts on Fifth Street between Main and Adams Streets. Each tree is eleven feet tall. Decorations used in previous years will be used to adorn other areas. Decorations formerly used on Fifth Street and Adams Street will be moved to Highway 30. Banners wishing Carroll shoppers a "Merry Christmas" will be placed over Highway 30 at the east and west entrances to the business district. In addition, silver skylines will grace areas where it is possible to hook them on to buildings. The decorations will be put in place by Iowa Public Service and city employees. Members of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Christmas c o m m i 11 e-e who have guided the Chamber's Christmas promotion are Duane Taphorn, chairman, William Hammen, Martin Maher, Paul Collison, and Ed Thompson. Members of the Chamber's decoration committee include Harold Bierl, Roger Haynes, Bill Keenan, Frank Nockels, and Harry Rose. Post Office is Ready for Holiday Rush The Post Office Department is not unlike most other businesses in the country. It has peak periods of business as well as periods of relatively low activity. And like many others, its busy season occurs at Christmas time. Last Christmas 259,920 pieces of letter size mail were cancelled at the Carroll Post Office, with 168,718 pieces being mailed during a nine day period. The figures do not count the mail that was hand cancelled, or second, third, and fourth class mail. In addition, Carroll postal employ. ees sorted mail for the 37 towns associated with the Carroll Sectional Center. Nationwide, 33,000 post offices and their numerous branches are bracing themselves for the anticipated avalanche of Christmas mail in 1967. The Post Office Department represents the largest single governmental operation. It is the largest user of transportation in the country and uses the nation's largest vehicle fleet to speed the mail on its way. "The Carroll Post Office is ready to handle the Christmas mail," postmaster B. G. Tranter commented. "Since last Christmas we have been planning new methods to handle this year's deluge of mail. Nationwide and locally this is a complex job." Mr. Tranter listed early mailing, the use of correct addresses and ZIP codes, and correct package wrapping techniques as the essential steps necessary to insure the mail will arrive on time. The Carrol] postmaster pointed out that mail is sorted by address rather than by name, making it essential that , _ —Staff Photo ,! n ™ Busm ^ ss • • • Carroll 's " D OH dolls and stuffed toys to be given as Lady, Mrs. John Stammeyer, is back Christmas gifts to the city's needy chil- in business for the eighth straight year, dren in the Jaycee - sponsored Yule Mrs. Stammeyer annually renovates Basket project Christmas Gifts Go Festive With Thread By imaginatively using spools of mercerized cotton thread, you can add a special touch to your Christmas gifts. Holiday trees, jolly Santas, flowers, and even "gooks" can be created with thread pompoms and fringe combined with scraps of felt and ribbon. Once your imagination get* started, you may find yourself decorating package* long after Santa has gone. Attach the designs to packages with double-faced tape, and they can be saved for another holiday season. Thread pompoms are used for the flower, topiary tree, and "gook" designs. To make pompoms, take a spool of thread and slash across it with a single-edged razor. Remove the thread from the spool in one bundle and tie it in the center with matching thread. Then fluff. A single pompom will make the address on each piece of mail is correct. A complete ad- one can identify it." Mr. Tranter suggests the dress, he said, consists of the persons name, the house and —» B —— •••street numbers, the name of the P roblem can be solved by tap- town, and the ZIP Code for that m S a11 address labels to the package. He also urges customers to enclose a piece of paper in the package that includes the name and address of both the sender and the person to whom the package is being mailed. address. Early mailing of Christmas gifts and packages and the use of correct addresses will not in themselves assure their arrival at their destination without the third ingredient, correct package wrap- ing techniques. can 'Wax coated address labels easily become detached from packages especially if they are stored in a dry place," Mr. Tranter said. "It's too bad to let something like this stop delivery, but when the labels are lost the only thing we can do is keep the package here at •" - - v --»»»v^ *•*«•» u**|2 *• wu w**v*t*«. ba*V«V \A\f AU AXl'VxLf U1IV, |Jt*VIVC4CV« livl C dv ««c**«w**«w«*****ecieiw^^ of for the OFFICE, HOME, STUDENT! Don't be stuck with gift ideas! Stop in at STONE'S, in Carroll! You'll be surprised at the large selection of wonderful gift ideas for the office, home and student. Also browse around through our large selection of Christmas Cards and Christmas favors for your holiday entertaining. CHECK THIS LIST OF GIFT IDEAS! D DESK D OFFICE CHAIR D TYPEWRITER D TYPEWRITER STAND D ADDING MACHINE D PEN AND PENCIL SETS D ATTACHE CASE D FILING CABINET D DESK SETS D LETTER FILES D PERSONAL FILES D SCHOOL SUPPLIES Jl J^*"iB»i4^» HaHonenj We have a large selection of lovely stationery. Select from these famous brands: Hallmark, Montag or Empress. i !••..! -^ttf^i HOLIDAY PARTY FAVORS Candles Centerpieces Tallies Place Cards Napkins Apothecary Jars Home Decorations L ,*» HALLMARK ($toutfnuu($and& W PBtfiff WAY TO S8U) YOUR GREETINGS "When You Care Enough To Send The Very Best". Now is the time to make your selection of the finest Christmas Cards while our stock is complete. ; | STONES PRINTERS, STATIONERS K. of C. Bldg. — Hwy. 30 Carroll, Iowa the post office and hope some- Headquarters for Santa to Be Built in Carroll Santa Claus will have a new headquarters when he arrives in Carroll. A six by eight foot building is now being constructed and is expeoted to be ready for Santa's anticipated arrival at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 2. Santa will be at this new headquarters building on the southwest corner of the courthouse square to visit with the children on nights the stores are open and from 1 to 4 p.m. each Saturday afternoon. Any changes in Santa's schedule will be posted on the building. Carroll Chamber of Commerce officials who are building the new home for Santa pointed out that a letter slot will be provided at the headquarters so the youngsters can mail their letters to Santa. Mini-Car Industry Dwarfs Detroit's Little boys' love for automobiles has created an industry that simply dwarfs the production figures of all Detroit. That business is the miniature car field, which is also given impetus by adult collectors. This Christmas the manufacturers' expect to sell more of these autos than ever. The technical skill required to produce some of the more elaborate mechanical models is fantastic. Many have working parts such as opening doors, hoods, trunks and folding seats'. Often the manufacturer works in advance with a motor car company enabling them to bring out a model simultaneously with the introduction of the real car. This behind - the - scene relationship is carried out under the cloak of strict secrecy. Tooling costs for these intricate models' may run as high as $10,000 to $50,000 per car and a tremendous amount of research goes in before a car is selected for production. Corgi, a division of the Mettoy Company, Ltd., has a normal development period for a Corgi model of nine to 12 months. However, it is possible to speed up this time on a crash program. Replicas of the Mini Cooper 'S,' which won both the 1964 and 1965 Monte Carlo Rallies, were in the shops less than 10 days after the winner was announced, complete with authentic rally plates, numbers and internal details. Made in England, each Corgi car is a die - cast scale model, about 50 times smaller than life. The oars rave a baked - on enamel finish and spring suspension. The task of cutting the final mould is highly exacting — the toolmaker uses watchmaker's glasses and micrometers to cut in the minute details. As an example of the fine limits necessary, a tool the thickness of a cigarette paper is used to make the moulds for die - cast spoke wheels. The assembly is done in a production line just as with full sized cars. Women are almost exclusively employed on assembly because the handling of the tiny parts requires skilled fingers. CORNUCOPIA A cornucopia may be made for a tree ornament or larger, for a table setting, as follows: Cut a piece of shirt board in a V-shape. Cover with desired paper or fabric. Fold to cone shape and join with glue or staples. A covered pipe cleaner will form a handle for the ornament. It may be trimmed with flowers or ribbon. Times Herald, Carroll, la. Saturday, Nov. 18, 1967 a thread flower. Loop a pipe cleaner under the center tie of the pompom, and wind florist tape around the pipe cleaner. Start at the top and catch in the thread tie. Continue twisting tape around the pipe cleaner, and catch in velvet leaves on either side. For a topiary tree, you'll need three small spools of red cotton mercerized thread. Two pompoms can be made from each spool by tying the thread bundle on each side of the center and cutting between the ties. Sew the six small pompoms to a four-inch red felt circle, interspersing with holly berries. Use green velvet ribbon for a stem, and cut a flower pot shape from red felt. The "gook" —a mischievous- looking character which will delight children — is created from a large spool of white cotton thread. Make one large pompom, and press on either side of the center to flatten. Cut eyes and boots from black felt. Sew white buttons to eyes and tack onto gook. Snip a single ball from a piece of red ball fringe and sew on for a nose. Attach boots. To make fringe for the Santa Glaus and Christmas tree designs, slash thread across the spool with a razor and let it drop flat onto tissue paper. Spread out evenly to about six inches. Then use your sewing machine to stitch across one long end through both thread and tissue. Stitch again to reinforce. You'll have a row of fringe six inches wide and two and one-half inches deep. For narrower fringe, make four rows of stitching about one-sixteenths of an inch apart through the center of thread. Then cut apart. Use one spool of white thread to make a fringe beard for the tall Santa gift wrap. Three small spools of green thread will make narrow rows of fringe to trim the Christmas tree. It's tacked to a green felt tree shape, and decorated with miniature red Christmas balls. CHRISTMAS CARDS ^ "Christmas pieces" which schoolboys made at the end of the winter term — sheets of paper with colored borders on which the boys wrote greetings to their parents — were the predecessors of the Christmas card. WA RADIO AND TV TEMPLETON HAS THE COLOR TV YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS 25 Models to Choose From Big Value in Big Screen Color TV! p t \ Set for i Young ! Swingers! HffiTAHCUlAR C®LQR The HEATHERTON Model GI-655 •"lar picturf i Tht CHIEFTAIN Model VJP21 ^j . RCA VICTOR SOLID STATE •MMWIHT | gf* • •..*.„_. I ^IKfc •% * f I WJ*.W RCA VICTOR MwHstct COLOR TV I Powerful New Vista VHF, Solid State UHF tuners. 25,000-volt chassis. Rectangular Hi-Lite Color Tube with Perma-Chrome. _ Low In price, high In quality! 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