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THURSDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1970 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE Be A Winning Hostess How can you win top honors as a gracious and relaxed holiday hostess? This Christmas season, you can be at your sparkling best — instead of in a last-minute panic — as your guests begin to arrive for that special festive occasion. If you want to cut the accumulation of little chores down.to manageable size, the basic rule is to plan ahead. Don't try to do too much in too little time at the eleventh hour. Here are some specific tips. — Do your party, marketing early. A fortnight before Christmas, purchase staple products, those with a long shelf life, for your Christmas dinner or party. Remember to include such items as cranberry sauce, soup stock, herbs for turkey dressing, olives, pickles and other packed delicacies. Keep in mind that fruit cake and plum pudding will improve in flavor if made a month or more before serving. — Be an early bird with cards and gifts. It's not enough to select your gifts and cards well ahead of Christmas. See that your cards are addressed and mailed in plenty of time. Don't let your gifts stack up in the closet without being wrapped. As abad weather project, enlist the children to put postage on the cards and make out tags for the gifts. — Check your table setting. Be sure that every element in your table setting is ready before that special occasion. Your table silver, salt and pepper cellars, coffee service and. other silver pieces need to be cleaned and polished days before the event. If you're planning a very large gathering of family and friends, see that you have those extra serving pieces that are not regularly needed for the table. Your special table linen should be cleaned, pressed and ready to put on the table several days in advance. „— Prepare decorative items and check furniture. If you want to use a centerpiece or other decorations with flowers, fresh or artificial, don't wait until the last Live Wires and Merry Builders The Live Wires and Merry Builders of the First Baptist Church will have their annual Christmas party on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the church. it's electronic ...that's News! it 's by Bulova ...that'sGreat/ it 's *39 95 .,.thafs Value! CARAVELLE' TRANSISTORIZED WATCH minute. Order from your florist or create your own mood with flowers several days before the party. Check to see that the number of dining room chairs available equals the number of guests. Make sure you have sufficient table and serving space. Well-organized and relaxed on the day of your special party, you can put the final touches on your preparations, pop the turkey into the oven, set the table and be really ready to share in the happy occasion with family and friends. You'll be a winning hostess who will inspire grown-ups and children, even delight yourself at your own party. Coming Events THURSDAY American Legion Auxiliary - 6:30 p.m. Legion Home. Pitch-in dinner. Husbands as guests. One dollar gift exchange Weight Away Tops - 7:30 p.m., GAR Room FRIDAY Live Wire and Merry Builders of the First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m. at the church Worth Whyle Club The Worth Whyle Club met recently at the home of Mrs. Herman H. Lewis, for a Christmas dinner party with husbands as guests. The house and tables were decorated for the occasion and a turkey dinner was served afterwhich there was a gift exchange. There was a short business meeting and devotions were by Mrs. Don Smith. Roll call was answered by telling of an outstanding Christinas from childhood. ) . Gifts -were sent to two mental hospitals. I Present_jrere Mr. and Mrs. r.'athan Sweet, Robert Smith, Gerald Stafford,. Lee Cauble, Don Smith ami son, Guy Horton, Glen Teter, Herman Lewis and Miss Veda Logan. Fresh Vegetables Make Slim -Trim Hors D'Oeuvre You don't have to have post-holiday horrors from jumping on the scale.and finding that you have put on all those pounds! Be clever about the hors d'oeuyre you serve during the festive season, and you. can save substantially on calories that often accompany "nibble" foods. Gather together at your market a bright, zesty- fresh array of vegetables—carrots., celery, cucumber, .cauliflower and mushrooms. Serve them in bite-size pieces with a lower-calorie dip made with cottage cheese, blue cheese, and fresh tomato an4 chives. How cheerily they crunch, and how refreshing in the midst of rich holiday dishes. Later comes another delight when the scale tells you and your guests that Slim-Trim Hors D'Oeuvre are a calorie-saving treat. Slim-Trim Vegetable Hors D'Oeuvre cups (1 pound) cottage , cheese cup skimmed milk teaspoon salt tablespoon chopped chives tomato, peeled and chopped V 2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese Cauli flowerets Celery Sliced scored cucumber* Carrot curls** Sliced mushrooms Combine cottage cheese and milk in container of electric blender; cover and process at high speed until smooth, and creamy. Transfer to mixing bowl. Add salt, chives, tomato and blue cheese; mix well. Chill until serving time. Garnish with additional chopped tomato and chives; serve with vegetables. .Makes about 2 '/2 cups dip. 'Score cucumber by running tines of fork lengthwise down side of cucumber. * *To make carrot curls, use vegetable peeler to shave lengthwise strips from pared carrot. Curl each strip around finger, fasten with wooden pick and crisp in ice water for lor 2 hours. y J Doctor in the Kitchen* by Laurence M. Hursh, M.D. Consultant, National Dairy Council MORE ON WEIGHT CONTROL Let's continue last week's discussion of weight control. A standard plan for weight control will not, in most instances, do the job. We are all different and may have weight; control problems for different reasons. We may also have different reasons for wanting to lose excess weight. And, of course, there are differences between us of age, sex, and other circumstances. The only common denominator I know of is that most people will benefit from talking first to their physician about their weight problem. Examples of Difference To illustrate our differences, take the child who is overweight: Children who are overweight certainly have a different problem than adults. During growth, some overweight may not be too serious provided height soon catches up with girth. However, there may be eating patterns in the household that practically guarantee the child will follow its parents in becoming an obese adult. Or take the adolescent. Studies have shown that in a group of teenage girls, where only 15% could be considered obese, almost two-thirds had dieted to lose weight.' This suggests some dieting goes on just because it seems "the thing to do". Unne cessary and sometimes dangerous fad dieting among the young should be prevented, especially when other surveys show us that adolescent girls are often undernourished and poorly. prepared for the coming stress of pregnancy and young motherhood. But what of the truly fat adolescent? Special, help is needed here on the part .of parents, teachers, the family doctor. And the attitudes of other young people toward them may also need investigating. Calorie restriction and increased exercise may be the'best prescription - especially, if the child has been socially withdrawn and athletic participation could serve to increase social confidence. But "the family physician is the best judge here of what to do. Adult Weight Problems And finally, there are adults with weight • problems. Women have a special weight situation when pregnant. During menopause, women again may suffer weight gain. And adults generally after 35 are less physically active and thus more vulnerable to weight gain unless food intake is adjusted accordingly. How critical eating can be is demonstrated when you. realize that a calorie deficit of only 100 calories a day makes the difference of a pound a month — or in twelve months, twelve pounds. Home from Hospital Christmas Days Estel Legg.of Hobbs, a recent patient at tte Tipton Memorial Hospital, has been dismissed. Earl G. Rhodes Jftweler Do"you ever wonder why our most deserving minority group have such few spokesmen and sponsors? Every middle aged man and woman are' prime prospects for early induction in this minority group - whether they like it or not. This minority group is composed of our elderly people, often referred to as "senior citizens". Only occasionally do you hear a voice speaking up in their behalf. Regardless of capacities and capabilities, these people are being 'put to pasture' In mandatory and shameful fashion. Lots of them deserve preferential consideration for continued employment but rarely receive even equal rights. This represents a horrible waste of valuable manpower. More importantly, it is disgraceful from a moral viewpoint to deny people with vigor, ability and know-how - - the right to work. These same people are urged to take advantage of our superb facilities to increase their life span. What good does it do to add years to life without adding zestful, useful life to the years? Why is it not realized that age, In terms of years, should be a booh, not a bust, for those who have what it takes and are able to deliver?... PHIL NICHOLS, Young-Nichols Funero. Home Pbo* 675-47W mw .JtffonoaSL Famous For Chinese And Cantonese Dinner Served All Hours AMERICAN FOOD Special Prices on Chinese, American Foods, home or parties. All orders freshly '-epaied. KOKOMO Monday to Thursday 227 N, Buckeye GL9-9066 China Clipper Restaurant m m m H Yes, There is a Santa S Ban on Christmas Christmas Day celebrations were once forbidden by law in England and America. In England Oliver Cromwell declared that because of its pagan origin, observance of Christmas was illegal, even in churches. In 1659 the General Court of the Massachusetts colony similarly banned its celebration. The Christmas veto in Massachusetts stayed in force for 22 years, until 1681. Mistletoe Time The Christmastime custom of kissing under the mistletoe has ancient origins. The mistletoe was considered a sacred plant by the ancient Druids in Britain and anyone standing under it was given divine protection, hence thieves often used it to avoid arrest and punishment. Queen Elizabeth I finally abolished the mistletoe's legal sanctuary, but the obligation to-forfeit a kiss when standing under the mistletoe bough has survived through the years. About Saint Nick The original Santa Claus was St. Nicholas the Wonder Worker, Bishop of Myra, in Turkey, during the Fourth Century. According to research by St. Nicholas was a thin, white-bearded gentleman who became famous throughout Europe for his kindness and good deeds. Since his death in 343 A. D., more churches have been named for St. Nicholas than for any of Christ's apostles. Early Dutch settlers in America named their first church in the New World after St. /Nicholas. They gradually Americanized his name from "Sint Niklaas" to "Santa Nicholas" and then to "Santa Claus." Kindly Saint Nick is also the patron saint of pawnbrokers, bankers, maidens, scholars, sailors and thieves; and of two countries — Russia and Greece - - and three cities — Naples, Liege (Belgium) and Lucerne (Switzerland). Christmas is celebrated fourteen times a year at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem by various Christian churches. Research indicates that Roman Christians were the first to observe Christ's nativity of Dec. 25 in Jerusalem. The Greek Orthodox church holds ceremonies on Jan. 16 and the Armenian church on Jan. 18. The Abs- s in tan church, which believes Christ was born 11 times, observes his nativity at the Holy Sepulchre once every month, except during March. Unusual Christmas Cards Among the billions of Christmas cards American families, will send and receive this year are some special and unusual designs. One features a color photo of the moon's surface with the earth in background, taken by one of the Apollo astronauts. Others have greetings printed in French, Italian, Swedish, German, Pol is or Spanish, mainly for distribution in U. S. cities with large ethnic populations. There are also specially designed Christmas cards for baby's first Christmas for newlyweds' first Christmas together, for servicemen overseas as well as for doctors, dentists, clergymen, -nuns, newspaper delivery boys, golfers, fishermen and bowlers. By BETTY BAUER CHATHAM, N.Y. (UPI) Once upon a time there was an 8-year-old girl named Virginia who became unhappy when friends told her there was no Santa Claus. She wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun because "Papa says 'If you see it in the Sun, it's so.' Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?" That was nearly 72 Christraa- ses ago, and the reply it evoked from the newspaper's associate editor, Francis P. Church, became a tradition of the season. "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," Church wrote. "He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and4§y." Away from Family In 1897, the little girl was Virginia O'Hanlon. Today, she Rosary Chapter #66 . Rosary Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, had their stated meeting and Christmas party Tuesday evening at the Tipton Masonic Temple. Chapter room was decorated throughout with C hr istmas flowers and in the East was a lighted angel. Worthy matron, Mrs. Dorothy Maish opened meeting by welcoming all present after which she read a poem, "Peace on Earth". Pledges to the American and Christian flags were given followed by the singing of the national anthem in unison. Minutes of the three previous meetings were read and approved. A list of shut-ins -was read by the associate matron. Two letters were read from Indiana Grand Chapter, one wishing all members a happy Christmas and the other announcing the appointment of Mrs. Sara Scott, Dana Indiana, past worthy grand matron .of the Indiana Grand Chapter to be on the Cancer committee of General Grand Chapter at their recent meeting in Wisconsin. All bills were read and allowed. As this was also soloist, organist and chaplain night, the worthy matron thanked these three for their faithful services throughout the year. Mrs. Eugene Mitchell, soloist sang "Let There Be Peace On Earth" accompanied by Mrs. Lloyd Morris at the organ. Mrs. Oren Gibbens read a poem "A Christmas Wish". Following the closing drill, all were invited into the dining room where tables were decorated in the Christmas theme and small decorated matchboxes and candy canes were at each place. The worthy matron and patron presented their officers with gifts and a Christmas gift exchange was shared by all. Christmas carols were sung by all, with Mrs. Morris at the piano. is a great-grandmother, aged 81. And, for the second Christmas in a row, she will be away from her family. Mrs. Virginia O'Hanlon Dour glas is in Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, N.Y. again. She was there last Christmas, too, with a heart ailment, and was readmitted recently, a hospital spokesman said. The spokesman described her condition as "good," considering her age and frailty, but said there was little chance she . would go home for "Christmas. Home for Mrs. Douglas, once a New York City school principal, has been for a number of years with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Temple, and family in Chatham. Last Christmas, Mrs. Temple said, her mother "got so much mail, it was overhwleming." She said it "was much .appreciated, of course," but she appealed for peace and quiet . for Mrs. Douglas this time. "It's Very Difficult" ' "She is not too well," Mrs. Temple said. "It's very difficult." Mrs. Douglas has many times said it was Editor Church who should be remembered, not her. He died in 1906, When she was 17. "I know what Mr. Church's editorial means to people, the philosophy of hope and love it embodies," she said a couple of years aeo. As Church told Virginia all those years ago in the editorial: "How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable their existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished." Life is Wortti Living Joy in Giving "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:19) Peter and John were warned not to speak of Jesus Christ following their release from prison. But the disciples were men of boldness and courage. They did not shrink from the warnings given them but stood firm like rocks, stating that regardless of what man thought about their actions, • they would give themselves to obeying God's command. These men had walked with Jesus. They knew what they spoke were words of truth. There was no way that they could be forced to turn aside from the task set before them. •• We do not need to possess great talents to serve our Master. But to give our best in what ever way we can in helping our fellowman. Extending a word of encouragement to the downhearted...soothing a fevered brow during moments of illness...going a step beyond ourselves to help another, these are the small tasks that may seem insignificant to' us but to God it is giving of ourselves in the best way we know to serve others as Christ would have us do. God uses us as channels to aid mankind. Regardless of those who warn us hot to become involved, we must stand firm, giving our best for this is our purpose in lii'e. This purpose may require sacrifice, it may entail personal dangers to our lives, it may demand long and laborous hours of time but if we live constantly aware of God's presence we will know the true rewards. To see the sick get well..wrecked lives changed...youth finding purpose in life...it is in these moments that we know the joy of giving our best. Yule Without Santa Santa Claus is not a Christmas symbol everywhere in the world. For the past 40 years in Mexico the figure of Santa has been absent at the Christmas season. In 1930 it was officially decided that Santa's heavy clothing, reindeer and sleigh were out of place in Mexico's sunny climate. Instead, it was decreed that a feathered serpent, symbol of the Aztec God Quetzalcoatl. should be used. WINDFALL By Mrs. Ted Barrett Miss Waite Clouser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clouser, is recovering at the Tipton County Hospital following an ap- pendotomy. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shockney, of Anderson, were the recent guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Shockney. Card Anniversary This is the 95 th .anniversary of Christmas cards in the United States. The first American made cards were produced by a German immigrant, Louis Prang of Roxburg. Mass.. in 1875. CHRISTMAS STORIES Saturday 11 AM. Tipton County Library OPEN SUNDAY 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. We would have preferred not to be open on Sunday-But the change in SHOPPING PATTERN has given us no alternative. We will be open, 12 noon to 5 p.m. FOR YOUR SHOPPING CONVENIENCE on SUNDAYS DECEMBER 13th-20th ZEHNER'S CARROLL'S WILLY'S FALVEY'S WESTERN AUTO

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