The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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/ -\ ..lf, •.' v :'^s-W:7,,;v iie -. ) »,' ^ -.'• .."'..* V-.'i; . 'T •.- c -.-,:... yV*Diieemner \, 19SS gaigB*§f%!»^ .,..;-—a^ All *f a svrad,eh i*'« high lim we g6t-our Christinas shoppin underway, whether or ftot w are in the mood, the calenda saVs there are barely enoug 'shopping days until the big day As I writes this all of the para phanalia from ThariksglvinJ! din ner • has not yet 'been clearet away. There's a Mdlloween masl Jayin| ori' the Sewing maehiri and if you. look in one of our cupboard drawers, you may fine a May Basket or two. Christ mas gifts already? They sure are making the years short nowadays. » » • The custom of presents on Christmas day, is as,old as the Gospel of the Christ Child itself. It was the three wise men from out of the east, you know, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar who started the whole thing. They .saw His star and brought their treasures, gold, cerise and myrrh. frankin- Gold was chosen as one of the first Christmas presents for it was then, as it is now the most precious of metals. Nobody can successfully imitate gold, it is easily turned into beautiful uses and it is so indestructible that it will last forever. Frankincense, I found when I looked it up, is, a resin from the bark of the Bos- wellia tree, found today only on Socotra an almost inaccessible island off the eastern trip of Africa. Frankincense smells -wonderful When it is burned arid so does myrrh,- Myrrh was used by the .'ancient : Egyp"tjans in .embalming and upon bther solemn occasions. These gifts were of- lered'ty the Infant Jesus in a spirit;.Of wondering humility and love. Today bur Christmas presents take a little different form. We slill give gold, but mostly in the form of charm bracelets, tie clasps arid earrings. I wouldn't be at all surprised if many of our gifts today are even more fragrant than the ancients' frankincense and myrrh. We have after-shaving lotion for Uncle Henry, lavendar bath powder for Aunt Minnie and a bottle of Chanel No. 5 for lucky wives and sweethearts. And there are shirts, socks and ties, dolls, skis and B-B guns, lingerie, steam irons, housecoats and frying pana —millions of items both practical' and giddy. But if the gift symbolizes the love we bear one and other, it's a Christmas present in the same tradition as those of the Wise Men, • » * * • Shipping for these presents is a more mundane matter. It takes khoty what -We'd do at .GjhHst mils Whr if v it : weren't for thi stores giving us the signal thft it is'time J te get ready Jot thi big holiday. Most of us might bl pokirig around until Decemhe 23 i! the' stores didn't first pu" up their trees, decol'ate With tinsel arid holly and display al those tempting things to bu> especially for Christmas; Some pfeople can buy gifts all year long and Have all their shopping done by November. I can't. It stems entirely out of keeping to buy Christmas presents until there is evidence I can see with my own eyes that Christmas is coming. * * * the sound of carols coming Dyer the loud speaker in the vicinity of State street has al* ways seemed most me. :Perhaps if I pleasant to were down line, often patience and the Christmas cash, spirit So is milling but the bank balance is veak. And you have to remem- jer sizes, favorite colors and try o learn if the recipient already las forty-eleven of the very ame thing. You're not supposed to do this in connection with the true spirit of the holi- ay, but most of us keep in the ack of our minds what kind f a present we ourselves re-, eived from the -receiver last ?eaf. Or the price limit on the club or family exchange. Christmas shopping is hard, exhausting work. I just love it. » * . * Many people, and I'm one of them, - have complained that Christmas has become too corn- town every day I wouldn't think they were So special. The festoons of lights arching the Main Drag and Santa Glaus wander- iftg around handing out his candy hisses add to the cheer at this time of year. And cheer is what we need—all year long, but most especially at Christmas. » ; : * * Slory time at the library is beginning next Saturday at 10 ''clock. It isn't story hour any more for they don't want to limit he L time involved to a strict 60 minutes. This year the tots who haven't yet learned to read are not the only ones to benefit from story time for Mrs Jerry Donovan has consented to take charge of older youngsters while Mrs N. J. Bangs reads to the pre-school- ers and first graders. Algona's children's library is a real-life wonderland for book-lovers and once a youngster catches on to the adventure of reading he has something that will stay with him for the rest of his life, in spite of TV, comic books and double gun holsters. too but negieet J to-;lBy:WW a MiM So, MoWlbtpt W vote, .-. - was -tane- -of ^ Rentz Ireland's interestirig for me in the rttaii this She says she. 6hj6yftl^thi name column through • much- arid is the san%sta herself with' one bf : ilier _ ters being called, Jafie th^ _._ while her cousirt Is Jill the P& Connie lives in HaieelcifreSt, -111; ahd her .sister, the firmer fidlM nie Rentz lives near/By. BdthXo them have new babies and 'ft 1 ! five for Connie now and fotii' f6i Bonnie. . ' •' Connie sent me this recijie Mincemeat Cookies So it's week's recipe. , 1 cup shortening ' 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup mincemeat 3% cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla, % tsp. soda % tsp. salt Cream shortening, add sugat and vanilla and cream again. Add unbeaten eggs one at a ime. Beat well after each addi- iori. Add mincemeat. Fold in lour sifted with salt, soda and making'powder/ prop by tea- poohsful on to uhgreased bak-, ng sheet. Bake at 400 degrees, 12 to 15 minutes. —GRACE. Algona Airport Ld$ mercialized. stores start Christmas trade earlier each year. It 'seems as if the bidding for our earlier But I .and Monday is always a busy day for homemakers. There's always the litter to be cleared away from the weekend and some of is are still old-fashioned enough to keep Monday for one of our wash days. But more important than anything else we can do on Monday, Dec. 5 is to get ourselves, and as many of our neighbors as possible down to the. high school and vote, YES, on that school bond issue. By this time, the crying need for more school don't rooms our children and Nov. 10 — V. F. Lahn, Cedar Rapids, Bonanza. ' Nov. 12—Carl H. Blum, Spring Valley, 111., Cessna 140; Lakin Imp. Co.," Emerson, Bonanza; Gene Leachman, Fort Dodge, Tri- Pacer; Rennert-Werner, Inc., St. Louis, two Bonanzas; Ralph Daugherty, Des Moines, Tri-Pacer. Nov. 17 — McCullough's Air Ambulance to Osceola, Wis. Nov. 18 — A. E. Copeland, Hattiesburg, Miss., Bellanca; Befr Bolz, Oak Lawn, 111., Stinsorf. Nov. 20 — Litteral Mfg. Co., Quincy, 111., Cessna 180; Darrell -Gabel, Swea City, Cub. GIFTSpperi The Hill (jIFTStftliike Life Lots Easier! GIFTS Galore For Men! Go On Giving! That's Right! KOHLHAAS HARDWARE Is Crammed With Bright Gift Ideas! Half its H orsepower is for oafety I Electric Deep Fryers •K Sunbeam "K Fryryte -K West Bend Electric Sandwich and Waffle Grill •K Sunbeam * •K General Electric •fc Dominion Electric Roasters •K Westinghouse •K General Electric •K Ne'sco Electric Mixers •K Sunbeam •K General Electric •¥• Hamilton Beach T -Electric Pop-Up Toasters Sunbeam Genera! Electric Dominion Electric Irons (Steam or Dry) •K General Electric * Sunbeam * General Mills •k Radios * Hair Dryers * Steak Knife Sets •K Glasses -K Hot Plates •¥• Mixing Bowl Sels •¥• Ash Tray Sets Bath Mats Cake Plates Spice Sets Electric Heaters •K Ovenware •¥• Coffee Servers * Serving Dishes •K Juicers •K Can Openers •¥ Coaster Sets •¥• Centerpieces •K Lamps •¥• Knife Sharpeners •k Cutlery Sets •¥ Pressure Cookers •K Lazy Susans •K Percolators •K Pocket Knives •K Serving Tables •K Trays •^ Casseroles % Clocks •K Clothes Hampers * Dinnervvare •K Bathroom Scales A pretty sleep hill, you'd say? Well, not so lar as this gentleman is concerned. He just gave the accelerator a little encouragement with his toe- . . . and swept from hottom to top so diortlessly lie- was scarcely aware of it. For he's at the wheel of a beautiful new ]9:>G Cadillac. Anil beneath that long, sleek, graceful hood rests the smoothest, most powerful enirinc in Cadillac history. Tilt- lad is that this great new Cadillac engine is powerful and dynamic /,// beyond the rec|uire- JJicnls of normal usage. In the course of ordinary motoring, it is entirely possible that the driver will //mvput the accelerator down to the floor board. Hut how wonderful that extra length of throttle will he if he doc* need it! It will be there for thai burst of speed that can free him from a difficult driving situation. It will be there in case he needs it for safety in passing ... or to answer the challenge of a mountain road. And even when not in acl'n't use, that reserve of power will add to his motoring pleasure. It will bring him confidence and contentment and peace of mind . . . and it will provide unusual, operating economy and dependability. ()l course, Cadillac's magnificent performance is only part of the exciting Cadillac story for 19;">6. I'lipc- is inspiring'beauty . . . a.nd extraordinary ki.vury . . . and superlative craftsmanship. Why nut stop in soon and see what we mean'.' We've got the keys and the car—all you have to provide is an hour of your time. We can promise you ... it will be the most wealtnfl sixty minutes you ever spent at the wheel of a motor car. FOR THE MEN We Suggest: •¥• Tackle Boxes •K Rods and Reels •K Power Tools * Guns •K Electric Lanterns ¥ Thermos Kits Ernie Williams Pontiac-Cadillac W. State St., Algona Phone 1358 TOYS, too! Plenty of 'em at Kohlhaas Hardware In fact, we've turned over a whole section of cur store to Santa, for his toy department, and he has simply loaded it up with Toys pf all kinds and descriplioo! When you come to Kohlhaas Hardware for those "home gifts" remember to get back to our Toy section and look us over. Make you* **lectton now -T- x/e'P stoiir U away on our Lay-By until you want it for the big day! Use Our toy-Away Plqn t« Select <|ift» RE! Be Glad Oift-Wrqp rQjft IS HARDWARE liw-iiteJIfii .T..4f *»!«.- MrrOiwrtiiey ^

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