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Page 6 Christmas Circles the Globe Modem Arab world Most of llic Moslem Arab world marks Christmas an official liolidav but Islamic adherents do not celebrate it in a religious sense. Some Moslem families put up a tree and exchange . presents but only so their children will not feel out of things when 'they see Christian children celebrating. The Christians celebrate in the usual western fashion with midnight mass, carol service and exchange of gifts. In the strict Moslem states such as Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, Christmas is a normal working time. Belgium There is no typical Belgian way of celebrating Christmas. Traditions vary from region to region. In Brussels Christmas is the occasion'for copious, many-course "reveillon" - evening meals with champagne and kissing under mistletoe at midnight. The home ritual includes the plucking of small surprise gifts from the Christmas tree. In Brussels and several large cities, Christmas is also the excusse for electrical garland decorations of increasingly commercial kind. In Flanders and to a lesser extent in Wallonia it is still the Roman Catholic midnight mass which is the highlight of Christmas. The Christmas crib in the homes sometimes an heirloom handed down through generations ~ is as essential as the Christmas tree. Growing more popular throughout the nation is the installation of lifesize cribs at vantage points in the cities and under giant Christmas trees put in main squares. Sweden When the virgin maid, Santa Lucia, wearing a golden crown with lighted candles, slowly walks into every home to spread her light in the winter darkness Christmas celebrations officially start in Sweden. This is on Dec. 13, when there is no light at all in northern Sweden and the sun hardly rises over the horizon in other parts of the country. Santa Lucia is the queen of light. Good cheer to our wonderful friends and patrons. We've enjoyed being of service. THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE ,IIM DANDY I JLHE CHRISTMAS _^,8 you worship with your family at Christmas, may the true spirit of the season greatly bless you. Sincerely, we extend our greetings. SCIENTIFIC FIRE PROTECTION ® DIVISION She arrives early in the morning to bring coffee and cakes-to- family members, to patients in hospitals and old peoples 1 homes. There are thousands of fair Lucias making calls. The most spectacular Lucia is Stockholm's "Queen ; of Light" who the very night after ,a long day starling at 4 a.m. rides in a cortege through downtown Stockholm to coronation ceremony performed by the mayor in the town hall. After Lucia day Swedes start locking forward to their Christmas holiday, food, drinks and parties with family, friends. The parlies always starl with the song: "Hev, Christmas Brownies, clink your glasses and let us all be merry.% England Santa Claus is Father Christinas in England and to a girl who's been very good all year, he may bring a mink-lined, cobra-skinned midi coat, a special at one department store $2,500. The Christmas season gets underway in earnest when a 60-foot, graceful fir tree is set in place in Trafalgar Square, a gift to London from the citizens of Oslo. This year s will be the 25th set up since the end of World War II.: ' The royal family's holiday plans are already well in motion. The queen will spend'the holiday at Windsor Castle, where shell give gifts to her staff, ana in one social evening will dance with her chauffeurs and footmen while . Prince Philip partners the maids and kitchen girls. The queen, who never shops for herself but has tradesmen come to the palace, does shop in public for Christmas gifts for others. She doesn't decide .which day until the. last moment, then calls the manager of a Knightshridge. depart incut store, one of the royal suppliers, and-spends, the morning picking out items for her children, godchildren and relatives. Japan Christmas in Japan has come to be celebrated pretty much the same way as in the United Stales, at least outwardly in the nation's major cities, despite the fact that Japan.is a non- Christian country. Christmas has become prominent among the Japanese as a commercialized holiday, made so by the nation's big department stores, nightclubs, and radio and television stations. Only a small minority - Christians and westernized Japanese - truly observe the day prompted by faith. The advent of Christmas and the yuletide season is heralded by pulling up huge Christmas trees decorated with the usual tinsels and many colored, blinking electric globes;. These first go up in department stores, shops and restaurants. Santa and his bag of gifts also makes the scene about that lime. All of this starts early in November. It is reinforced by broadcasts of Christmas carols and Christmas iluisic over the radio and television outlets. Together with the Christmas ..trees, - they build the mood of the holiday, • •... Shortly after the end of World War II the 'presence of G. I.'s helped to build the Christmas image in Japan!* 1 But, unfortunately, they left an impression at first that the day was to be-celebrated in drunken revelry at/bars and in night clubs. -..- ' •, : Of late, the celebrations have become more sober' and pretty much the same as \n the United States by Christians. Those in the holiday mood shop for cakes and gifts after office hours and hurry home to observe Christinas eve with.thejr. families. - They partake of quite a Christmas dinner and later sit around a family. Christmas tree loaded with gifts. As the night wears on, gifts are exchanged to the delight of the children. Latin America Because of the reversed seasons in the southern hemisphere, "Papa NoeI' ? (Santa) shows up in short sleeves Christmas day. The holiday, as in other parts of the world, is celebrated with big meals, gifts for children, and a strong emphasis on religion in the Catholic nations south of the border. Children in Latin ..America .enjoy, what amounts to two Christmas days, the second coming on "reyes" - the 12th day after Christmas (Jan. 6) when the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem bearing gifts for the newborn child. Christmas day usually begins the night before, with midnight masses after which the families return home for a big meal and opening of gifts. • > - Traditional meals range from gaucho-style asados, prepared outdoors in Argentina, to a delicious cereal mixture called La Patria de Bolivar (Bolivar's' country) in Venezuela, to holidqydookjes HOLIDAY FRUIT GEMS 1 Va pounds mixed, chopped candied frail 1 pound pecan hahrot 1 pound candied charms, halved or ' quartered Additional candied fruit or nuts Va cup brown- sugar Vit cup butter 2 eggs, well beaten lVa cup sifted flour IVa teaspoons soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon Vi teaspoon each of . nutmeg, cloves Va cup Grand Marnier, bourbon, or orange juice Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Add Grand Marnier, bourbon or orange juice. Mix in chopped fruits and nuts. Line tiny muffin pans; 1 Vi inches in diameter and % inch deep, with tiny fluted paper cups. Press mixture into cups. Top each with tiny piece of candied cherry or candied pineapple, or a tiny pecan or slivered almond. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes, or until browned. Store in plastic boxes in layers separated by plastic wrap. Makes about 7 dozen. CHERRY QUEENS 1 cup sifted aB- purpate flew Va teaspoon sah Finely chopped nuts Candied cherries Va cup (1 stick) butter Va cup sugar ' egg, separated 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 1 tbsp. lemon juice Cream butter. Add sugar; cream thoroughly.. Add egg yolk, orange peel, and lemon juice,-, mix well. Add flour and salt. Mix to a smooth paste. Chill until.firm. Roll in' palms of hands to small balls. Dip each in slightly beaten egg white and roll in chopped nuts. Arrange on greased baking sheet. Press VA candied cherry on each. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 3 dozen. CHRISTMAS COOKIES 1 cup powdered sugar . 2Va cups flour Va teaspoon cream tartar • Va teaspoon vanilla I teaspoon soda, scant 1 cup butter 1 egg Mix dry ingredients, add butter and whole egg and mix well. Shape into small balls and flatten with fork. Put walnut half or cherry half on each. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. feijoada - a mixture of rice, sauced black beans, spices and meats eaten in Brazil. In the Andean Indian countries, Peru,. Bolivia and Ecuador, passion plays, group singing and fireworks are ; fhe ordej.,'6f the day. " On the commercial side, Latin American businessmen copy their north of. the border counterparts, with yule window displays and Christmas music. Artificial Christmas trees in recent years have experienced a boom, especially in the tropical and sub-tropical countries. Some families spend the holiday at seaside resorts. December is the middle of the summer in Latin America. Tips for survival in any toyland NEW YORK (UPI) - There you an: out shopping for Christmas gifts. You're single — unmarried uncle, aunt, cousin, or friend of a small one or two on the gift list. You walk into a toy department and you're surrounded by dolls that talk, air-' planes that.fly and toys that that just sit there. You look and touch and listen and still don't know any more than you did before. Mrs. Ruth Handler, president of Mattel Inc., a toy producer, provides.the following guidelines to selections that please: -Consider the children for whom you're buying. If you . have a - chance to talk with them, find out their interests. Kids arc aware and are -familiar with what's available. -Talk with parents and ask them about what toys interest the children. -.Another. big help is the clerk in the toy department. He can tell you what* toy is the best seller for a child of any age. You'll be on the right track. The best sellers usually are good toys. -If you want to please the mother of the recipient, consider storage. Many toys have built-in storage and this is always a big help for Mom. -Check for durability. Will it withstand a tug of war? Check for safety J ..No heating elements that can burn. . No parts that come off and be swallowed. "Nd^'toxic paint. No cutting edges.'or parts that can cut or., pierce the body. -Also, look for ease of cleaning. If it is a big plush toy, can it be washed or cleaned and do preschool books and puzzles have pages and parts that can be wiped clean? : - Many toy manufacturers mark age groups^tfh toy packages. Age brackets are one tp three, three';to., five, five to eight. • ( The first bracket usually includes infant type-toys and are made for eyr/.and touch appeal and cuddlV-ability. The three to five toys'are for the most part educational and- challenge pre-scjioolers to learn. I, ; : ' ; V In the five 'to;weight category, toys are made for children who have advanced motor Capabilities and,*'- have developed definite-'interests. In this age group it is particularly important to find out ivhal appeals to the children. When buying'-'an educational toy, buy one that is complicated enough to chal­ lenge a child, but not so com- licated that, it will only frustrate him. . If it's too com- h'caled, it may also frustatc his.-mother who will have to help him play with it- Avoid unhappy ending for Yule dinner LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI) When each family cook serves her traditional Christmas feast, . a few of these dinners will have unhappy endings. Holidays are traditionally accompanied by increases in . the number of reported,cases of food poisonings, reports a food . specialist. . Larger meals, extra people, little space for adequate refrigeration, and carelessness provide ' favorable conditions for the growth of food poisoning bacteria, said L.B, Bullerman, assistant professor of food science and technology at the University of Nebraska. 9Kay your Christmas dreams come true, and your hearth and home be filled witih happiness. To our patrons, warm thanks. FOSTER'S JEWELRY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1970 Safety first in the kitchen NEW YORK (lil'l) Make it a safe holida) in the kitchen as well as on tin- road. Kaliguc and stress can cause kitchen accidents. So. first off, get plenty ol' rot ami don't push yourself loo hard. Work assignments help. .Have one mi-miser of tin- family make the table centerpiece, another responsible for si tting the table and so on. If vimr budget will stretch, include food from packaged mixes or frozen. Plan to .-em- food that can be made ahead of time and frozen. To keep contusion down, the kilchen should be oil- limits to tasters, snoopers and sniffers during the busiest time of meal preparation; Careful work habit- in the kitchen include keeping the counters clear b\ putting awu\ the tools of \<>ur viork ami washing the dishes as vou go when possible. Wipe up -pills at once. (jet seldom-Used serving pieces out of storage before the big feast. I'M - a slepladder to get them, if necessary, rather than standing on a telephone directory balanced on a kitchen chair. Wash and ilr\ knives separately and store lln-m in a special rack in a drawer or mounted on the wall. leaving them with .oilier ulen.-ils adds the hazard of cut fingers. A sharp knife, b\ the wa\. i.- saler than a dull one. The sharp one'doe- not require a- inueh pressure to do the cul- ti ri job anil is less likely to slip from your grasp. The stem Puritans of New England banned the use of decorated Christmas trees and made any ami all secular observance of Christmas a penal offense. The spicy gingerbread man was one of the earliest ornaments used mi Christmas trees. \l first, Ccrmau and Austrian baker- gave iliem to children as a holiday treat. Realizing what attractive 1 ornaments tlicy would make, mothers .-non baked them in quantities large-enough to help trim the whole tree. Christmas club savings this ar totaled S2,:W6,73.6,000. In 192.1. President Calvin Coolidge lighted a huge spruce on the White House lawn, initiating a national custom. lern-age girls gaye their oUrsisters SJ.'i, f Ui.OOO worth of Christmas gifts last year, with necklaces and pieces of china, silver anil glassware the most chosen items, reports >eventeen magazine. Hospitality Tea Punch Happy the holiday hostess who has an ensy trick or two up her sleeve. A good punch recipe, fur instance, will come in handy at many a festive occasion. The one pictured above, rosy in color, is a delightful blend of fruit juices wity a strong tea base. The tea acts as a silent partner in the punch, giving it body without masking the flavors of the other ingredients. For holiday glamor a colorful ice ring filled with orange and lemon slices, red and green candied cherries, floats in the bowl. Cup cakes made from a cake mix and decorated with a variety of holiday motifs are also easy to do, yet effectively festive. Ilolirlay Punch (Makes about 50 punch-cup servings) 1 .', cup lemon juice 12 quarts water 1 (28 oz.) bottle ginger ale Ice- ring* Lemon and orange slices Red and green candied cherries 1 quart cold water V4 cup loose tea or 15 teabags 3 / 4 cup sugar 2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail 4 (6 oz.) cans frozen orange, juice, thawed Bring 1 quart cold water to full rolling boil: remove from heat; add tea all at once. Let stand 5 minutes. Strain into punch bowl; add sugar and stir until dissolved. Cool at room temperature. Add juices and-water. Refrigerate. When ready to serve, add ginger ale and ice ring. •To make ice ring, freeze water in ring mold, adding lemon and orange slices and red and green cherries. It has been , a pleasure to serve you throughout the year, and it's our privilege to greet you and wish you the merriest Christmas ever. Clint's Marathon

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