Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 18, 1967 · Page 48
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 48

Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, November 18, 1967
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Ligh Two Classes in f Kiwants Event Entry Blanks Available Now; Prizes to Be Awarded for Best Displays in the City The fifth annual K i w a n \ s Christmas residential lighting contest will be held to encourage Carroll residents 1o promote the yuletide spirit by decorating their homes with lights and displays. The contest It open to all residents living within the city limits of Carroll. Judging will be conducted in two classes, »ne class for displays costing under $25 and on« for displays costing over $25. Two prizes will be awarded in each class, with a grand prize going to the entry judged the best in both classes. Entry blanks are available at the Iowa Public Service Co. office, the Carroll County State Bank, and the Commercial New Toys to Delight the Children NEW YORK — The young set should be well entertained on Christmas morning this year. Toymakers, with the aid of parents, educators and psychologists, have introduced many new lines in '67 which hopefully will make youngsters think a little while having fun. Santa will bring a record assortment of new homemaking devices designed for kids to use on their own. Among these Is an Easy Bake oven which operates on two electric light bulbs. Even a pre - schooler can turn out a delicious frosted holiday cake with complete safety. There's no door to open, no exposed burners, and the cake passes through a cooling chamber before it exits for safety. Pizzas and pop corn delicacies are also made in the same oven. A Big Burger grill, beamed at boys who want to imitate their fathers, also operates on an electric light bulb. It is geared to produce a variety of foods from burgers and rolls to Savings Bank. Entries should be mailed to Kiwanis Christmas Lighting Congest, P.O. Box 95. Carroll. Entries, specifying in which class the display is to be entered, must be received by Dec. 16. Entries will be judged on lighting techniques, originality, artistic merit, and ingenuity. All displays must be lighted from 6 to 10 p.m. each night during 'the week for judging, December 18-24. Twenty-five entries wore judged in the 1966 contest according to club officials, compared to 16 in 1965. Bill Doan is chairman of this year's event, with Merle Stevens serving as publicity chairman. pancakes and cheese dreams. A transparent plastic cover protects against spatter and grease. Inspiration to cleanup operations is provided by a new jet action automatic dishwasher that, unlike mother's, has a transparent cover so kids can watch the detergent do its work. The junior entrepreneur's promotional efforts get a lift from a new Colormatic copying machine which can produce four-color art and up to 30 copies — ideal for announcements, flyers and signs. For the junior designer, the Knit - 0 - Matic will make possible the creation of a wide range of accessories like scarves, socks, mittens and caps as well as turtle-neck sweaters and even three - piece suits. A new toy vacuum cleaner has an on - off switch for extra realism. There's a light - up beauty mirror for the young cosmetician. New for the junior artist is Spirograph, invented by a British electronic engineer, Denys Fisher, which makes possible the creation of designs of extraordinary complexity just by meshing gear teeth with the aid of a pen. Spirography makes it possible for even a kinder- —Staff Photo Foreign Student... Rafael Saborio of Heredia, Costa Rica, a student at Kuemper High School, gets a perspective of Carroll in relation to the midwest from Sr. M. Myra, registrar and counselor, pointing out Carroll on a map. Saborio is living with the Wilbert Lussman family at Arcadia. Last year he attended high school at Bayard and has been in the United States three and one-half years. gartener to create colorful epi- cyclic curves and millions of other intricate and beautiful designs. Fountain Brushes add new versatility to watercoloring. The brushes are designed so the color doesn't dry out and the color dries instantly on paper. There's no refilling. Gloppy, a new kind of plastic modeling compound, will appeal to mothers because it doesn't stick or stain and never dries out, so it can be used over and over. Freeway USA caters to children's interest in superhigh- ways. This building kit provides all the makings for designing highway — bridge systems. Children's love of building child - size structure gets impetus from Building Boulder sets of lightweight plastic. Fun Builders, a new approach in colorful interlocking blocks, is designed to produce castles, houses and other structures as big as the junior architect. * Last year the toy industry said its retail sales amounted to more than $2.5 billion. That was 8.9 per cent more than the year before. Yule Seal Mailings Jaycee-ettes Project A total of 2,725 envelopes containing Christmas Seals were mailed to Carroll residents Nov. 8, according to Mrs. Alan E. Evenson, local chairman for the Carroll County Tuberculosis and Health Association. The seal this year depicts a festive, old-fashioned 10-car train. Assisting Mrs. Evenson In addressing the envelopes were other members of th« Jaycee-ettes, Mrs. James Smith, Mrs. Robert Kraus, Mrs. Dean Abels, Mrs. Mike J. Sullivan, Mrs. James Hoft and Mrs. Lee Johnson. As in former years, the mailing of Christmas seals has been taken on as a major project of the Carroll Jaycee-ettes. Envelopes were stuffed by two Girl Scout groups — Junior Troop 80 and Cadette Troop 279. Troop 80 is composed of girls from St. Lawrence School, with Mrs. Harold Hall as leader and Mrs. Elmer Friedman and Mrs. James Heffernan, assistant leaders. Mrs. Kenneth Schwarzenbach is leader of Troop 279, which includes girls from Holy Spirit and St. Lawrence parishes. Assistant leaders are Mrs. Bill Burgess and Mrs. Virgil Tacke. The colorful Christmas seals were to have been sent to residents throughout Carroll County on or before Nov. 9. Fifty-three volunteers, chairmen of town and township seal campaigns, met at the Presbyterian Church in Manning Oct. 31, for an all-day workshop, supervised by Mrs. Marguerite Ruehle, field worker for the Times Herald, Carroll, la. Saturday, Nov. 18, 1967 Iowa TB and Health Assn. A business meeting was held, conducted by the Carroll County president, Mrs. Leo Bruck of Manning, and a noon luncheon was served by women of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Bruck explained a Memorial Gift program which has been inaugurated by the TB and Health Assn. Mrs. Ray Pratt of Manning was named chairman of the county Memorial Gift Fund. In this year's campaign, the Manning Jaycee-ettes have volunteered to act as the Central Mailing Committee. Mrs. Robert Hagedorn, Manning, who supervised the Man- toux tuberculin testing in Carroll County schools, reported that in grades one, five, nine and twelve throughout the county, 2,215 students were eligible for the testing. A total of 1,943 were tested with 23 reactors, four of whom were positive reactors previously. Of the 500 county school personnel, 288 were tested, with five new reactors and 39 previous positives. In a follow-up of families of reactors, 100 persons were tested, with three new reactors. Twenty-eight of the 31 reactors in the county were X- raed with their families. Christmas seal contributions finance work in research, education and community service for tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases such as emphysema, asthma and chronic bronchitis. —Staff Photo Young Adults Help ... Christmas for many Carroll youngsters will be a lot happier this year because of the joint project sponsored by the Young Adults Club and the Carroll Jaycees. Members of the Young Adults will repair old toys which will be packaged and distributed by the Jaycees with help from the Jaycee-ettes. From left, Young Adult members Pat Conlon, Mary O'Tool, Judy Schroeder, and Audrey Sporrer work on the toys as Jaycee representative Grant Rehder watches. During the past year, the County Assn. financed a trip for the county nurse to a workshop held in Omaha, relating to respiratory diseases. Town and township chairmen for this year's campaign are: Mrs. Merlin Struve, Manning; Christine Mess, Arcadia; Mrs. Kenneth Moranville (American Legion Auxiliary), Glidden; Iva Roberts, Dedharn and Newton Twp.; Mrs. Alan E. Evenson (Jaycee-ettes) Carroll; Mrs. Carl Harms, Lanesboro; Mrs. Loretta Kuebler, Lidderdale; Mrs. Howard Blackley, Ralston; Mrs. William Horbach, Templeton and Eden Twp.; Miss Blondina Buelt, Breda; Mrs. Vern Tiefenthaler, Halbur; Mrs. Wilbur Fuchs, Maple River and Maple River Twp.; Mrs. George Esdohr, Jr. (American Legion Auxiliary), Coon Rapids; Mrs. Vincent Collison, Roselle and Roselle Twp.; Mrs. Leo Diers, Arcadia Twp.; Mrs. Mayburn Ramsey, K n i e s t Twp.; Mrs. Henry J. M. Hansen, Ewoldt Twp.; Mrs. Miles Hedges, Grant Township; Mrs. H. E. Pruitt, Jasper Twp.; Mrs. Vernon Anthony, Washington Twp.; Mrs. Earl B e r n s, Sheridan Twp.; Mrs. Monroe Bates, Glidden Twp.; Mrs. Harry J. Hayunga, Wheatland Twp.; Mrs. Max Antisdel, Richland Twp.; Frances Grossman, Pleasant Valley Twp. and Willey; Mrs. Otis Knight, Union Twp. Officers of the Association besides Mrs. Bruck are Mrs. Mayburn Ramsey, vice president; Mrs. John Edgerton, secretary, Susan Jansen, treasurer; Mrs. Ray Pratt, publicity, Mrs. John Edgerton, health education; Mrs. Bonita Hagedorn, patient service. All are from Manning. To Retarded, Shut-ins, III, Poor— Girl Scouts, Brownies to Spread Yule Cheer This Christmas season will be a time for Carroll's Girl Scout and Brownie troops to remember the retarded, the shut-ins, the ill, the poor; to spread the spirit of Christmas throughout the community and to have fun within their own groups. Plans include visiting the special education classes at Carroll Public School and Grant School No. 5, taking treats for the youngsters. Brownies enjoy taking cookies to these classes following their study units in cooking. Several groups expect to go caroling at nursing homes and homes of shut-ins. Junior Troop 80 and Cadette Troop 279 assisted Carroll Jaycee-ettes in the annual drive for funds for the Tuberculosis and Health As- sociation by stuffing envelopes with Christmas Seals for mailing to local residents. Cadette Troup 70 again will make a large, evergreen wreath to be placed in the lobby of the Carroll Post Office. This group also plans to decorate the waiting room at St. Anthony Hospital. To usher in the holiday season, all Scouts,' Brownies and leaders will participate in their traditional "Lantern Day" the first Sunday in December, placing a construction paper, coach-type lantern in windows of their homes. This custom, originating in Carroll some 15 years ago, is now spreading throughout Lakota Council, according to Mrs. Richard Watson of Carroll, chairman of the Gage Win Neighborhood. The lan- tern not only serves as a holiday decoration but also inli- oates that a Girl Scout, Brownie or leader lives there. Carroll, Glidden and Manning are included in the Neighborhood. All of the Carroll troops will be doing something to aid in the Jaycee-sponsored com• munity Christmas basket project. Leaders were advised early in the fall of the special need for gifts for boys and girls in the 11-18 age bracket for the baskets, and plains to provide these gifts are being made by s e v e r a 1 of the troops. A number of individual troop parties will be held; and the leaders plan to have their annual Yule party in December. Best Christmas Gift Of All For Your Wife Beautiful Carpet From Bierl's! WE'LL GUARANTEE TO INSTALL IT BEFORE CHRISTMAS! ^ BUY ON OUR EASY PAYMENTS FAMOUS BRANDS BUY NOW NOW AT SALE PRICES Our Men Will Do The Whole Job! As Low As Phone 792-4318 Carroll BIERL'S STORE OF FLOORS 611 North West St. Carroll, Iowa This Is How it Was Years Ago... This is how it was at Christmastide many years ago . . Carrying coal for the kitchen stove was suddenly no task at all, for how else could mother continue to turn out the home- baked cookies, kuchens, pies, fruit cakes and other fantastic holiday treats? In many homes, the family joined in trimming the tree "to help Santa" ... in others, a family tree-trimming was a cherished tradition. Ornaments, many of them Old World heirlooms, were roused from year-long oblivion in storage to be placed tenderly on the tree father or grandpa brought in from the woods. Candies, in their tin, clip-on holders were fixed to the branches. Perhaps — just perhaps — those on the outermost branches would be lighted a while at Christmas, with father standing by, buckets of water on hand just in case. Popcorn, dyed and then strung on thread, by the youngsters in anticipation of the great tree- trimming, was the beads-and- tinsel of that time. If you will look closely at the fruit dish, you will not see oranges. Oranges were a very special treat—one to a Christmas stocking, for each mem* her of the family. And there are things of this Christmas of long-ago which can only be suggested — and which remain today, as old as Christmas and as young and as immediate as THIS Christmas — love, hope, and faith, and a sense of belonging. . This is how it was at Christmastide many years ago . . . and bow it is today. j Norse Welcome Christmas Light By GEORGE BOULTWOOD OSLO (AP) — Norwegians seize on Christmas as a chance to bring light and gaiety into the long, grim winter. Particularly light. There are few hours of daylight at that season. So, people fling back •their drapes to display their Christmas candles, and string colored lights everywhere. Living Christmas trees are lighted outside homes. Trees are placed at every street crossing. Tradesmen in even the smallest villages put up lighted decorations. The Christmas tree Is the focus of family celebrations on Christmas Eve. But, besides this relatively modern custom, there are traditional rites that date back to pagan times. The old customs persist most in the countryside. They vary from district to.district. But common to all is the Yule pig, whose growth through the year is followed by all members of the family. Slaughtered just before Yule, all parts of the hog are used for traditional dishes. In some districts it is still a "must" to have 14 different kinds of cookies — one for each day of the season. The women also brew the Yule ale and the competition to brew the best is keen. The animals are not forgotten. They get an extra good feed. A sheaf of grain is hung out for the birds, recalling the heathen rite of offering the last scythe swing of grain to the god of fertility. Today, even in the towns people put wheatsheafs on their balconies. A bowl of Yule porridge is set out for the "Nissen" or elves. If this is not done they will cause much mischief in the coming year. The frenzy of house cleaning,, baking and cooking must bt completed by 4 p.m. on December 24, when the church bells ring in the time of "Christmas peace." The Christmas meal is a family affair. There is usually porridge, or a bowl of rice, to start. The finder of a hidden almond is rewarded with a small' prize. Then comes "Lutefisk," or pork rib and sausage or boiled cod, according to the part of the country. "Lutefisk" is^ried cod softened in a lye solution, rinsed and boiled. After dinner, the head of the family often reads the Christmas story. Then to the Christmas tree, gaily decorated and laden with gifts. Everybody links hands to circle the tree, singing Christmas carols. Gifts are distributed by the "Julenissen," a white-bearded, red-coated gentleman who looks remarkably like Santa Glaus. He has no transport problem in this country where sledges are commonplace and reindeer native animals. And you don't have to ask whether it will be a white Christmas. It would be remarkable if it were not. Songs and music, especially for the children, complete the evening. December 25 is also a family day at home, with plenty of eating and drinking, interrupted only by church-going. Youngsters dress in fancy costumes and go from house to houre collecting goodies, rather as American kids do on Halloween. This is known as "Julebukk" or "Chritmas Buck." The goat symbol goes back to pagan times when festivities included the god Thor's goat. 6

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