Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 24, 1964 · Page 15
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 24, 1964
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X •/ Our htartittt good withtt for a happy mnd \oyout Yu/et/Ve go to you and yours. BOY EH HARDWARE 637 South Federal and PAINT Dial 423-8371 fill your heart with the greatest joy and peace Merry Christmas, everyone. 9 W. State Street Mason City f^ir^'r^f---V| j-i cit this joyous time, when *wmi hope and good, spirits are high; ^a we express appreciation fat your continued loyalty, and wish you the best of everything for Christmas as always. Thank you. Klipto Printing & Office Supply Co. Next To City Hall IS South Delaware Dial 423-3210 We Have The New 1965 Calendar Refills In Stock! JAMES M. JARVILL II Canada likes own identity By MAX HARRELSON . OTTAWA W! — The border between the United States and Canada often has been described as the longest undefended frontier in the world. It also has been called "the unequal border." Some Canadians think the latter is more meaningful, since it calls attention to the disparity in the size and influence of the two neighbors — a factor which has an important bearing on their relations. It it not fear of a military attack that bothers Canadians; it i is the constantly growing shadow of the giant south of the border. There is a serious concern that Canada's identity may be blurred — or even destroyed by a gradual and unconscious ___ You'll enjoy "Dear Abby a daily feature in the Globe-Gazette Happiness, sorfness for Santa Claus EDITOR'S NOTE— An Associated Prest staffer decided to see what it was like to be • department store Santa Claus. Here's his report. By STEPHENS BROEN1NG BALTIMORE (AP) — A department store Santa Claus wears a $100 suit, works out of the weather and makes extravagant promises for which he never will be called to .account. ' He sits on what can only be described as a throne, admired by children and smiled .on benignly by old ladies. But the work is not without its hazards, as I discovered when I i sat in for two hours in a downtown emporium for the regular Santa Claus. I As I dressed, the. Santa supervisor quoted the price of the costume — $100 for the red velvet suit, another $100 for the white wig and whiskers and $22 for the black boots. Try to remember you're not only representing the store, but 0 the children you're the spirit of Christmas," the supervisor said. I said I'd try, Don't forget to give every one a balloon," he said. The throne was surrounded by 1 squad of anxious children and mpatient parents. "Ho, ho, ho,' : said bravely, mounting the throne, "Merry Christmas." At that a boy broke ranks anc pounced on my lap. "I'm Ran dy," he said, pre-empting my first question. "Watcha gonna bring me for Christmas?" he demanded "What would you like," I coun tered, trying to gain control oi the interview. "Are you really Santa Olaus?" he asked. "Ho, ho, ho,' I said defensively. "Cause if you are, how come you're askin' me what I want. Didn't you get my letter?"he said. It was clear this boy did no wish me well. Santa gets so much mail,' the spirit of Christmas ex plained, "that sometimes it' difficult to remember just whc wants what. Now, why don't you refresh Santa's memory." "You've forgotten," he ac cused, and burst into tears. His mother dislodged him from my knee. He recapture- his composure long enough t whimper, "I wanna balloon." During a lull, I noticed small boy watching from a dis tance. His clothes were patchei and soiled. He was alone; I encouraged him to com [nearer and finally coaxed him onto my knee. We. establishe that he was James and he was years old. "Well, James," said, "what would you like San ta to bring for Christmas." 'A coat" said James. A sens ble choice, I thought. "You lik one like that?" I said, pointin to a rack of children's clothe off to the right. ' "No, you don't understand, he said, "I want it for my moO er. She needs a coat." "I'll see what I can do," sai Santa. "Wouldn't you like a ba loon." "No, a coat," he replied. extension of U.S. influence and culture. There undoubtedly is national pride involved. Everywhere Canadians see evidence of creeping U.S. penetration—magazines, books, motion pictures, television shows, automobiles, even the same kinds of soap powders and cake mixes. Canadians are generally friendly with visiting Americans and thousands cross into the United States daily. But they don't like to be told that Canadians and Americans are just like, or that we don't consider them as foreigners. Millions of Canadians have lived in the United States or have relatives there. And there are tens of thousands of Ameri can citizens, or former Ameri can citizens, living in Canada In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island alone there are n estimated 30,000 who were ithcr American-born or born o merican parents. In Calgary, Alberta, there is nother huge American colony he lieutenant governor of Al crta and the head of the Cal ary Rotary Club were born in he United States. The publisher f the Calgary Herald, Frank wanson, attended the'Columbia raduate School of Journalism Swanson wrote a column'in he Calgary Herald deploring hat he said was the lack of nderstanding of Canada in the nited States. He illustrated his oint with a story about a girl rossing the border from the nited States for her first visit Canada. She stuck her head out of the rain window and said: "Goody, God. I'm going to Canada." When the Toronto Board of Trade heard, about this it ecided to investigate. It found that she had uttered these words all fight, but that the meaning had been altered in the telling. It was clear, the investigators concluded, that what the girl really said was: "Good by God: I'm going to Canada.' Gfee*«Gasett«, Moon City, la. D*«. 14, BBH 1H4 Try A Want Ad — 423-4270 * Joyeux Noel * Feliz Navidad [n Any Language W« Extend To You A . . . WE WILL BE CLOSED Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Ian. 2 your d*y be bright with the joys o] Christmas. Mason City Travel Agency 215 North Federal — Dial 423-4012 — Mison City, Iowa COOK'S PAINTS Our best wishes for a very rewarding season of joy and happiness. WAGNER COAL & WINDOW CO. 323 - 4th St. S.W. S\nvc a itcrcne and happy holiday season. OMA BURGENER A MEBUY CHEISTMAS The Bound* and scents of Christmas nil the air wth joy and merriment. May your Day h« filled with these pleasure*. I la Andersen Lois F!nUy*«n Opal Mathre 24 First Str««t S.E. Beverly Harmon Le Ann Meier Pat Klanff Linda Dial 423-3872 Rid Your Attic of "W»M»e fV-' " Use Globe-Gazette Want Ads! — 423-4270 Best Wishes From Alan Dodge And Family To All Our Friends CHRISTMAS the light of the Star ever guide UK and inspire us in our daily lives. Shipley Printing Co., Inc. ESTABLISHED IN 1882 ... 82 YEARS AGO 215 North Federal — Downstairs Phone 423-8621 / If I err u DR. M. W, (Bill) MASTERS DR. R. 0. MASTER* .DR. RON MASTERS inic T>K. LANCE MASTERS Read the Want Ads for Profit!-423-4270 POWE WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS . . . bright with sparkling Christmas trees and full of the happy music of Christmas carols! This is our Christmas wish for you .,. and may 1965 be a year of achievement and happiness. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! from All of Us at IPC,

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