Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1967 · Page 32
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It's Time for Holiday Hospitality! Whole Family Hospitality during the holidays can be delight- fut indeed if you let eggnog do double duty. For your partv, have a pitcher of eggnog (whSiout spirits') at hand. »S e r v e the delicious creamy beverage "as is 1 ' to the young guests. For the adults, have a decanter of sherry on the serving tray: pour a measure of the sherry into wine glasses be- iore you add Inc. eggnog. Young and old will be absolutely entranced with a wonder- ous looking and tasting accompaniment called California Cones. These take time to bake and shape, but any cook who succeeds in doing the job well will probably feel a good year lies ahead! CALIFORNIA CONES ^ cup butter or margarine 2/3 cup sugar '/4 cup dark corn syrup 3 tablespoons sweet sherry 1 cup sifted regular flour 3 /4 teaspoon ginger Vs teaspoon salt Into a 1-quart saucepan, turn 1hc butter, sugar, corn syrup and sherry; gently heat, stirring several times, until butter Big Burger Grill ... enables boys a.nd girls to grill a full range of drive-in treats at home. Cooking set operates with one ordinary 150-watt electric light bulb, is designed for cooking all kinds of grilled foods — hot dogs, etc. Has safely features galore. The set includes many mixes and accessories. By Kenner Products Co. melts; cool to lukewarm. Stir in flour, ginger and salt, keeping smooth. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 6 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in a moderate (350 degrees) oven until an even dark gold color — 8 to 10 minutes. (As they bake, cookies spread and bubble so they are very thin). Remove from oven and let. stand about 30 seconds — just until set enough so cookie edges may be easily loosened with a thin-blade broad spatula; carefully remove at once with spatula and quickly form into cornucopia shape with your hands or by rolling around the handle of a wooden spoon or metal cornucopia. (If form is used for shaping, remove it as soon as cookie is set.) Store in tightly covered tin to keep crisp. Makes 2Vfe to 3 dozen. Note: These extremely crisp and delicious cones crumble easily as they are eaten, so when you serve them, have paper napkins at hand. »**»>»i»iftfcft»»i»i*%ft:»)*9i%%:»;>t»ia%ftft^ As an authorized Cadillac dealership, we sell the finest automobiles. And, of course, we get these fine cars in trade. Most are late- model one-owner Cadillacs which we originally sold and have serviced regularly. You'll find they are in first class condition and are outstanding values. Come in and see our selection soon. * * * * For The Thrill of The Year —Go Buick! Wouldn't You Really Rather Be A Buick Owner? Safety Features Are Standard on Every Buick! Let Us Help You Up — to Buick '68! From Special to Electra — Buick's The Car for '68! From Any Angle — Peters Is The Place to Buy It! Buick '68 — Triple Threat Car! Tops in Looks, Performance, ^Price! Why Wait — Make '68 Your Year for Buick! * * * * "1968 PONTIAC WIDE- TRACKING IS . . ." One thing about these new Wide-Trackers, they're designed and built to suit you whatever you want most in your next car. Great performance, comfort, and safety are Pontiac specialties in 1968. So are extraordinary convenience, beauty and luxury. In fact, we can't think of anything that's been left out. Except you. And we'll be glad to fix that with a deal you can't afford to pass up. Got a yen for luxury and an eye for savings? Get together with an F-85? Looks like a lot more money. Rides smooth 'n easy with the best of them. (Shares the four-coil-spring suspension you find on the most expensive Oldsmo- biles.) Moves in the best company, too, whether you pick Jetfire Rocket V-8 or economical Action-Line 6. Come on in and 'let us show you how easy it is to move up to Oldsmobile quality. F-85 is the name. Our showroom is the place. How about tonight? WILDCAT CUSTOM 4-DR HAHDTOP ft ft 3 K K X £ K K K i § s X * K X K K K K K .« * X K K S £ <$ ! .$. & .* n K 6 * S * £ * K S S s K K K £ K K A. K K K K K X A * # & K K K K K K K a I ]%H PONTIAC BONNKV1LLE HARDTOP COUPK :x^J^ CHRISTMAS V, v ^*'i m ^ £• ** . \ ^SHOPPING*! & K H K PETERS MOTORS BUICK - OLDS - PONTIAC - CADILLAC 229 North Main Dial 792-4352 . Carroll iZ.'z.z.at^ Christmas Holiday Escalated— In Vietnam, Helicopter Replaces Sleigh SATGON (AP) - Christmas las escalated in South Vietnam along with the war ar.d the U.S. Duildup of men in this Southeast Asia country. The majority of the Vietnamese people are at least nominally Buddhist, and Christmas is not a religious holiday for them. But the influence of the French, and of Roman Catholicism, has through the years established an observance of Christmas on a small scale. In the past two years, however, the vast American commitment here has made the observance of Christmas an all-out holiday for the Americans | and for many Vietnamese, even if many of the latter do not understand the precise reasons for it all. One of the things that has naturally followed the troops has been Christmas parties for Vietnamese youngsters. Field units have laid on extravagant displays of food and presents, complete with Christmas trees and Santa Glaus sailing in | aboard a helicopter. Special Christmas menus are served to men in the field, with special efforts made to see that even those in the line get a meal of hot turkey and the other traditional foods. Times Herald, Carroll, la. Saturday, Nov. 18, 1967 Cities such as Saigon also have taken on some of the more commercial aspects of the Christmas celebration. For days before Dec. 25 some of the streets in the wartime capital will be lined with .evergreen trees hauled in from the countryside, and with wreaths, decorations and ornaments — some complete' with bizarre Asian touches — all going for the best holiday price. Street stalls do a rushing business. There also are special reli- gous services both for the troops who are members of Christian faiths and for Vietnamese Christians. For the American GI's, the services have been highlighted the past two years by the visits of such church leaders as Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York. Perhaps most important for American military men in Vietnam the past two years were Christmas truces that brought at least partial, brief halts in the shooting war. The Vietnamese people themselves have adapted, as they often do, and have taken up the celebration of the Western religious holiday with enthusiasm, even if they don't really understand the reasons. For them as Vietnamese, however, the biggest holiday of the year still is Tet, the Lunar New Year which rolls around early in February. It is the time when debts must be paid, when new clothes must be worn, when houses must be cleaned and when families must if at all possible, be together. For the Vietnamese, Christmas is nice whether it means having a little fun or making some extra money, but Tet is the holiday that counts. Development is Slow for Legal Holiday Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In 1836, this stale gave Christmas its first official status in America. The celebration of Christmas with trees and greenery was considered a pagan festivity by the Puritans. And many colonists had associated Christmas trees with the Hessian soldier, hired by the British, who decorated the first Christmas trees in Hhe New World. Hence, a feeling developed in this country that Christmas was aniti - American. Even though Martin Luther furnished his children a decorated tree, a great number of American Protestants associated Ch r i s t m a s with Roman Catholicism. History does not record just when Christmas was first celebrated in the White House. We do know, however, that Benjamin Harrison was the first President to have a Christmas tree. Previously, Andrew Jackson had the White House decorated with the holly and mistletoe but no tree. One President, Theodore Roosevelt, was a strict conservationist and disapproved of cutting trees from the forests. However, Franklin Delano Roosevelt enjoyed Christmas, with all its festive trimmings, and he and his family had gay celebrations in the White House. In recent years, the Presidential family and staff are busy prior to the Christmas holidays planning festivities. Annually, there is a party for underprivileged c h i 1 d r e n , a buffet dinner for members of the White House staff, a special party for children of the staff, a reception for state campaign workers, and a party for members of the press and their families and friends. The L. B. Johnson's however, forsake the White House for a family Christmas celebration at the presidential ranch in Johnson City, Texas. In the past 50 years, a third of our Preisdents have left the White House with their families in order to have a private Christmas holiday at "home." The Johnson's attend church on Christmas Day in Johnson City or Fredericksburg after opening their gifts. In the evening, they are joined by 20 or 30 people for a traditional Christmas dinner. Many relatives and some members of the Presidential staff are seated. Stocking is Just Legend? Did a spinster hang up the first Christmas stocking? Legend says yes, but 'history says no — or at most, "Maybe." St. Nicholas, a fourth century bishop, secretly gave gifts of gold for the dowries of poor spinsters. His method was to toss the gold down a chimney by night, at Christmas. On one occasion, so legend says, the gift landed in a stocking, hung by the fireplace to dry. History casts a dubious eye on this "origin" of the Christmas stocking custom. The spinster probably didn't have a stocking — not in the fourth century. Knitted form-fitting hosiery was unknown until the thirteenth century. Earlier, people wrapped cloth or rags around their feet as substitute for modern stockings. Even after William Lee invented the stocking frame, a more efficient method of production, in the late 1500's, it was some time before the poor could afford to buy stockings. History makes one concession to the legend tellers. Paintings from Pompeii show that early Romans did wear some form of stockings. Trees Live, Bloom in Yuletide Legends Almost every kind of tree has a legend relating it to the Nativity or the life of Christ. The cherry tree, says, "The Cherry Tree Carol," bent down its boughs for Mary to pluck the fruit. The Glastonbury Thorn blooms at Christmas because, legend says, St. J o s e ph of Arimathea, on his arrival in England, drove his staff into the ground, while he was carrying the Holy Grail, the chalice used at the last supper. The staff took root and grew into a thorn tree. Caught In The Act ... Dad's up to his usual trick — buying and wrapping gifts at the very last minute. But this time, for a change, he's really going to surprise Mom with something new and different — a Porta-Dryer/115V. Though it's really a practical appliance, it will be considered a luxury when it's by her side next time she does her handwashing. About $100. Dryer Fits Into a Closet or Can Hang on the Wall Trying to find a Christmas i go until the last minute — as .if A. AT j___;ii__ii . _ -_ gift that will really surprise your wife is bad enough if you start shopping a month ahead of time. But when you let it so many men do — finding something "different" can be a real chore. This year, however, there is Carolers Serenade on Christmas Cruise By CATHY NEVILLE SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) ~ This water - loving city has one of the few seagoing Christmas traditions in the United States. For nearly 20 years, parties of carolers have entertained Seattle residents from the 105- foot Christmas ship, the Valkyrie, which spends five evenings prior to December 25 cruising^ through Seattle's two major lakes and along the city's salt water coastline. Water is important to Seattle, which borders Puget Sound and stretches eastward around serveral lakes. Santa Glaus first took to the water here nearly 25 years ago when Hilma, another privately-owned ship, began making cruises carrying a Santa who stopped occasionally to pass out candy to children. The Hilma and her Santa still sail. They have been joined by the Valkyrie, whih carries a crew of musicians, carolers and deckhands. The annual cruise is a civic project, with everything donated, from the 20 — foot Douglas fir tree to gasoline for the ship. The Valkyrie carries a public address system and is decked with lights for the season, including a large star on the foremast. The Valkyrie is a charter ship and for eleven months of the year, she rents for $950 a day. Her owners, Chris Berg and his son Norman, first donated the Valkyrie to the Christmas cruise in 1949 and have made it an annual project since. On five consecutive nights, the ship sails from Lake Washington, the largest of Seattle's lakes, through connecting Lake Union and into the salt water of Puget Sound. The carolers are high school students who perform 10 to 15 minute shows when the ship stops offshore from a park or area where spectators have gathered. . While the ship cruises slowly past densely - populated areas, the organ on board plays carols, and landlubbers blink car or house lights as a sign of welcome. The city's park bureau also builds fires on some park shores to help spectators ward off the cold. Christmas is seldom snowy in Puget Sound, but it can be blustery. One year a thick fog descended as the Valkyrie was in the Sound, but the Coast Guard escort ships and radar guided the vessel back to shore something new in the store that's just right, for the late shopper — the Porta-Dryer/ 115V by Maytag. This clothes dryer, only 28" high, has that much-sought-after but seldom attained combination of practicality and luxury. But it's not luxury-priced, it sells for about one hundred dollars. Because it is portable and operates on regular 115-volt household current (hence its name), the Porta-Dryer can be used by just about anyone any place. Hang it on the wall. Set it on a counter. Put casters on it and your wife can roll it wherever she wants to dry clothes — in the bathroom, kitchen, swimming pool dressing room. Or you can load it into the back of the car and take it to your summer home. If you don't get around to buying your gift until the last possible moment on Christmas Eve, the Porta-Dryer still can be under the tree the next morning because you deliver it yourself. And, because of its instant installation (merely plug it into any adequately wired socket), it's ready to use immediately. Not a toy, this dryer (it holds approximately half a standard washload) is really practical. Anything that can be dried in a standard dryer can be dried in this one — including linens and permanent press. It does an excellent job of de- wrinkling premanent press items in minutes. Even if she has a standard dryer in the laundry room, think what a luxury it will be for your wife if she had a Porta-Dryer. Santa Says*. "have more family fun this Christmas 11 Everybody's Gift- Give BOWLING or POOL EQUIPMENT • BOWLING BALLS • BOWLING BAGS • BOWLING SHOES • POOL CUES CARROLL BOWL OUR BOWLING FRIENDS _ Wetti/fcate tot* fa, metc/tatu&e c/ycul ejection. /o Me , CARROLL BOWL I WestOnHwy.30 Carroll, Iowa f MX*X*******XXtottX****ft& t &X**tttt**K****tt

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