Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 27, 1948 · Page 7
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 27, 1948
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V ( : ^ Tornado Takes Couple to Air Funny Twist Found to Pompano Beach Storm stuff — hurricane >v, lcl the house began to was a roaring sound like V Each Christmas snowflake brings with it our sincere good wishes for the Holi- day season. CENTENNIAL TOOL & MACHINE CO. 120 First N. E. We pause in the day's occupations to send you our wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. NORTHERN LUMBER CO. 23 SECOND S. E. May the joy and peace of Chris/mas be with you through ihe New Year. NORTH IOWA STEEL BLDGS., Inc. Quonsets — Stran Steel Frame Buildings 226 19th S. W. CRAIG BROS. INSULATION CO. 216 5th St. vS. W. Phone 1667 a squadron of airplanes," said i Vickers. He clasped his wife, fear- . ful the house was going to topple, j "The next thing I knew, the east wall did collapse. And -suddenly both of us were flying through the air. I lost my grasp on her. 1 was perfectly conscious of mov-, ing through space, as on the wings' of some freakish force. I "I had a sensation* of floating. There was no sound and overhead I saw a distinct white light, as if it were the sun hidden by clouds I was gasping for breath. I remember seeing white cranes and other birds whirling in the air near me." Vickers said while in the air, there was a thundering blow" against his jaw. "I was knocked out. When I regained consciousness, I heard my wife cry out. But as I struggled to trace her call, 1 was hit on the head again, and once more knocked out." Vickers was dazed but unhurt. Mrs. Vickers suffered a twisted spine and other injuries. The Vickers' dog? He was found unharmed 2 days later, bedded down m straw in the rear of a truck. e By JOE WING Newsfeatures Writer AI Port Washington, MAILBAG—These children at the a hurried glimpse of what's coming Christmas clay as the photog- 111 a sneak preview The home has been receiving gifts from many aiound thejtate.JTaking a quick squint at it all are, left to right, * Leo Krambeer, Sharon Kopps', 'Mrs. Howard Delahoyde who is wife of the superintendent and matron of the home, Max Moore, Bruce Delahoyde, Sharon Evans, Veronica Sebeniecher and Loretta Krambeer. The Jancsville lodge sent one junior bike, '? Children Express Views on What Santa Claus Is Like (£>)_ H ere, really and truly, is what Santa Claus is like: He's 88 years old and 7 t'eet tall, lives with Mrs. Claus af the North Pole, and visits 152 (or on the other hand, it may be a billion) children each Christmas Eve with the help of his magic reindeer. This is a pretty good cross section of opinions from 2nd grade children at Main street school. And if 2nd grade children don't know what Santa is like, really and. truly, who does? 'The youngsters were answering a questionnaire on "What Do You Know About Santa Claus?" submitted by their teachers at the request of the principal, Miss Charlotte Merriman. While the answer above is typical, there was nothing cut and dried about the returns. On the subject of who Santa is, the children dictated these comments among others: "Jolly Old Man" "A .lolly old man — He's real all right." "Mother and Daddy give the money, but there is a real Santa." "A man— American." "A man, a person very ordinary." "My father, but I think there's a real one too. Some say there isn't." "I think he's Bing Crosby." Not all children, oJE course thought him 88 years old. One girl figured him to be 50.000 years old and a foot high. Others decided he was as young as 15 and as tall as 60 feet. But the consensus showed him up as elderly and out-size: He's been around a long time, but he has to handle a lot of work. Disagree on Children While most everybody said there was a Mrs. Claus, not so many thought there were little Clauses. A few thought Santa was single, but did have children. Almost unanimously, even including the youngster who pronounced Santa a "fake," they said they wrote him letters. The letters, it seems, along with interviews in stores, are Santa's chief sources of information on what children want. "We can write now," explained one lad gravely, "because we are smarter." "Watches and Listens" "He watches and listens," said another. "He's something like a mind reader," said a 3rd. The questionnaire was submitted to 2 third grades also. One reacted in much the same manner as the 2nd grades did. The other, almost to a boy and girl, noted that Santa was '•father ana mother." But, as Dorothea summed it up: "He's a spirit of Christmas. J always say my prayers for Santa and Jesus. I think we should be thankful for both." Back in Service Madison, Wis., (U.R>—Thanks to the National Federation ot Music Clubs, 2 French pipe organs that were damaged during the war will play again. The federation is providing funds to restore organs in a hospital near Paris and in a Normandy church. We hope you're snowed under with ali good things this Christmas. HOSTETLER ELECTRIC 22 First St. 'S. E. Phone 286 Rococo, a term used to describe a type of European art which began early in the 18th Century, is derived fi'um the French word, rocailles, which designated artificial grottoes and rock arrangements of the gardens at Versailles. , tricycles and a coaster wagon. The Decorah chapter sent a $100 check for the entertainment of all of the persons at the home and a friend in Chicago also presented a special gift. MERR1E CHRISTMAS . . . and a Happy New Year! May your heart be filled with gladness. THE BOSTON STORE So. Federal 121 We extend to our customers and friends a MERRY CHRISTMAS MACK'S MARKET 1736 South Federal A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS Mason City Warehouse Corp. GOO Fourth Street S. W. Phone 4000 We like to wish our friends a Merry Christmas and we sincerely hope that the Spirit of "Peace — Good Will — To All Men" will continue throughout the year and for years to come. Austerity Brings > Out Britain's Art London, (/P)—Owners ot many of Britain's finest art collections are lending their pictures to public galleries throughout the country to escape increasing maintenance costs. Some or the collections contain masterpieces never before seen by the public. One of the reasons for this new trend is that owners, unable to lace increasing maintenance charges for their mansions, have moved to smaller quarters, where suitable hanging space is not available. Others have found that fuel allocations are too small to provide a correct temperature for the pictures. Rather than store them and risk deterioration, they prefer to have them properly renting in the galleries. The Duke of Devonshire is one of the latter eroun. "We are faced witli the problems of light and heat," his assistant librarian at Chatsworlh House said. "The pictures would be better off in galleries because in a few years of conditions here they would deteriorate seriously.-' About 20 of the Chatsworth co'll- ection are already on loan to museums. Another 60, the best, will be exhibited hero soon, then rchung in museums. They will include Holbein's cartoon of Henry VIII, never before publicly exhibited. The Ear! of Eliesmere recently sold Bridgewater House, Piccadilly. Part of his magnificient col- FEDERAL UPHOLSTERING CO. 403 North Federal HOLIDAY To our many friends we extend Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year NORMA'S BATH SALON 510 North Georgia lection has been loaned to the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Tapestries i'rotn 2 valuable; sets, loaned by the Duke of Bus- cleuch to the ministry of works, are now hanging in the official residence of Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. Four others are at the British Embassy in Rome. The remainder, now being repaired, will bo allocated shortly. Dec. 24, 1948 23 Mason City UJobe-GazetU, Maaon City, U, Always on Job Bethel, Vt., (U.R)—The best attendance record at Whitcomb high school is held not by a student but. by a janitor. The custodian, A. K. Goodwin, boasts that in 24 years he never has missed a day from work. Our very best wishes go out to you all this joyous Holiday for the best Christmas and New Year ever! Laundrite 111 South Delaware These are busy, busy days buAsve've always time to pause a moment while we wish you a very Merry Christmas IDEAL SAND & GRAVEL Mason City To Members of the Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association The foundation of all business is CONFIDENCE and to you whose confidence we treasure we sincerely wish a Christmas of great joy and a New Year of happiness and prosperity: "To thank you, as we'd like to do is far beyond our powers; for if we had no friends like you there'd be no firm like ours." MUTUAL FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN /ASSOCIATION 19 First St. N. E. Ph one 365 Mason City, Iowa Savings accepted in any amounts •e^««<ctstve««tct<t«;ee!etctc!ctctctctc!ctcic«iK«* \ To our many friends—old and new—May the spirit of Christ- mas linger with you to brighten every day of tKe New Year. ***>.*>»a»a»>i>iS»>*>,a4»>a»*>i>»>j9ij,3j.3»3 ( .>»si»i fc »a»> (fc > ra ,j ajMl >j,> t j a

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