Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 24, 1964 · Page 14
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 24, 1964
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14 D«e. 34, 1M4 Glob«-6aittt«, Ma ion City, la. Clwutmaa From us lo you, a big package of holiday greetings. Thanks for making your patronage such a pleasure for all of us here! 207 Sixth St. S.W. PETERSON ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICf 424-2055 You'll enjoy "DEAR ABBY" a daily feature in the Globe-Gazette "Write it happy as they are" By GEORGE ESPER LEVm-OWN, Pa. (AP) — 'Hello, I'm Barbara." The voice was that of Barbara Schacfcr, 10, one of seven orphaned sisters. How did she feel? "Fine." What did she want for Christmas? "A game, Crazy Clocks." The seven girls are happy and gay, excited about Christmas. Eleanor, 12, the oldest, summed it up: "There's a lot of anticipation for Christmas. Everyone is so excited. I want mostly clothes." Linda, 11, wants clothes and a game, "or something like that." Marie, 8, is wishing for a toy, Thimble City. Janice, who was 7 Sunday, got a sewing sot, color hook and game for her birthday. For Christmas, her No. 1 choice is toy dishes. Pamela, 5, li hoping for a toy dog. The youngest, Georgette, 3, wants a real one. ' "Let me say this," said the children's aunt, Li/ Schaefcr, 25. "We're prepared for Christmas. 1 hope and pray it is a merry Christmas for them." LI/, — the kids call her Buff — and her mother, Kale Schaefer, 67, have been caring for six of the girls since Juno 1961, when their father, George Schaofcr, was killed in an auto accident. Three months earlier, their mother had died shortly after giving birth to Georgette. Georgette lives wilh an aunt and uncle in Philadelphia. The girls are growing up nicely, said Liz. "The sad part is over," she added. "Write something happy and gay because- that's the way they arc and that's the way 1 want people lo see them." PRESENT FOR JOHN JOHN— Walter Chauvin, Centerville, La., a shipyard worker in Lafayette, La., spent three months of his spare time making this unique Christmas present for John John Kennedy, son of the late president. The canoe-like boat is a four-foot-long pirogue made from a 100-year-old cypress tree, College is up for sale in Nebraska WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — A ready-made college is available for $395,000. Luther Junior College and Academy, including eight huild- mgs and a football field, is available to anyone wilh the cash. The institution was vacated .wo years ago wilh the merger of the Jhurch Jhurch Auguslana and the of America Lutheran Lutheran national Bodies. It currently is owned by Midland College at Fremont, Neb. The school was formed In 1883 and graduated its Jast class in May 19(52. Most buildings have not been vised since, except on ease to the town of Wahoo for classroom structures. It has been suggested that the campus would be a good place trade school. An Omaha real estate firm said the property bad a valuation of $970,000 in 19C1. The gymnasium-science building wns constructed in 1051, and men's dormitory in 1954. women's dormitory and olher buildings are older. The campus area is about 20 acres. Fat man is symbol of joy and plenty at Christmas By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) — Every person has a reason to enjoy the Christmas season. But the fat man has the most reasons. It is his time of year. He basks in the shadow of the overpowering public acceptance of the plumpness of Santa Clans. The week before Christmas and the week after the fat man fs the symbol of plenty and joy on an earlh that has never had too much of either. The phrase, "Nobody loves a fat man" becomes the phrase, "Everybody loves a fat man." It is no longer un-American to be overweight. The fat man becomes a kind of walking Christmas tree spreading gladness and contentment wherever he goes. The people who used to laugh at him now laugh with him. Anything he says is cheery and jolly and funny. 1 They love to see the fat man's chuckle spread from one dimple across his wide facial horizon to the olher dimple, then ripple down his three or four chins and echo back with a deep belly laugh. POULTRY CONFERENCE GARNER—Joyce Bock, riaugh- of Bock, Mr. and Mrs. Klemme, one MitcheV of four an after-lunch drink, and put it on my bill." Yes, the fat man is the hero o he hour. All are pleased as Punch to see him waddling merrily by. And what about the fat man limself? Does he really relish :his unexpected bonus of adula tion? Is he all that happy with m? No, sad to relate, he is only playing Pagliacci for the fickle crowd, hollering "Ho, ho, ho!' outside, while inside he is crying to himself, "Boo, hoo hoo!" During the Christmas season he stuffs himself more than he ;eally wants to, he overeats to please the mob, because this is what they demand of : him. He is an actor who must satisfy his audience. The show must go on. But he knows that on the first of January the show will end. The season of overindulgence will be over. The fat man will again become for the next 50 weeks just a guy taking up too much space in a crowded world. stnlc winners, has been 'selected Lo attend the Poultry Fact Find ing Conference in Kansas City in February, according to an announcement by County Extension Home Economist Elsie Mae Van Wort. COMBING FRINGE The tangled fringe on the bottom of a bedspread may be straightened out by running a fork through it. Those who normally punch his protuberant tummy in ridicule now pat it with affectionate respect, for it stands for some thing they recognize as impor tant: Mankind having a gooc time in a sorry century. And (he fat man, the ambulant shaven image of Sanla Glaus, loves his role lo Ihe hilt "Pass me toes," he "Where's Die gravy? Be sure to save me two pieces of mince pic for dessert." And strangers in the restaurant look up and smile and beckon to a waiter and tell him, "Send that fat fellow over there the mashed pota cries deliriously CALIFORNIA VISIT GARNER — Sue Wilson has left for Lancaster, Calif., to visit with a brother and family. She plans to visit relatives and friends in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., before returning. Floyd & Leonard Auto Electric, Inc. 116 South Washington Opposite Police Station To yoa and yours, oar hcsrtfcU flunks md a > happy holiday! YoarfaiAM patronage has made our Christmas brighter, Ideal Sand & Gravel Holiday Happiness from our door to yours. Max Boyd Business Machines! 34 Years In Mason City 20 FIRST STREET S.E. BEAUTY SALON Secmirf floor Dial ^''H-^Tflt We Cilvn RAH Green Stamp's" Season's Greetings to all our valued customers. Here's wishing you a happy Yule- Nde, filled with good cheer and warm friendship. * JANICE AWE * DIANNE HAGEN * ELLA TURK if BETTY DJUREN * KAREN COOK * CHERYL OSSLUND * HELEN MURR * Use Your Charga Account • No Appointment Necessary Greetings to a!! The spirit of the holiday season brings to us a fuller appreciation of the true value of old acquaintances and loyal friendships. So it is only natural at Christmastime for us to feel grateful for the fine relationship that we have enjoyed over the past years with so many of our faithful patrons and friends. At the same time that we express our gratitude, we would like to extend' our sincerest wishes for a joyful, healthful and bountiful Yuletide to all. SMELL'S SERVICES 423 North Federal £1PW ..^f*ii I •!*••>•>/ ^ (**** QfcfcTMAS and sincere greetings, from all oE us lo all o£ you, and many thanks, too. TOEPFER ELECTRIC DON, GEORGE and PHIL Advertise in the Mason City Globe-Gazette Nioi-rr... J_his Holy Christmas brings afain its spiritual blessings and franfa us once more the opportunity to unite in our prayers lor peace among alt men. if ill

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