Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 27, 1948 · Page 13
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 27, 1948
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Santa Glaus Asks Fee for Doing Duty Kocktord l« m _ Grant E -Kockford rents Santa deliver children's toys, with to Dia and m Prosaic ' obs suits white for theb s at any «me -but i n n 1 engagements are made ec ? mb r- The y wm visit any m this city for a fee All r Santa>s vis itare and kcpt a secret en - The toys and in a ^undry bag h ° USe on the Porch or m the garage. sJ! 1 , 6 - n i ight before Christmas, s>?"\ta picks up his bundle. Rinsing cowbells, he announces his arrival «L sto ™P\ n e on the porch and opens the door with a loud "Merry Christmas, everybody!" Three Sl P th? ay -£ e n *;. e «ary to bring in all the gifts which may be any!°& fr °, m a bulky d °U house 'to a kitten that scratches. tn T Rfrj\ dea o 0f rentin S Santa came «L^ u- 2 years ago when he wanted his son, Jack, to have a personal visit from the jovial gent Much Joy and Happiness is our wish to all this Yuletide Season. KELROY FUEL AND FURNACE 137 4th S. W.' Other parents must feel the same way, Biddle thought. Assessors to Serve in Chickasaw County New Hampton — Mrs. Naomi Cowles, Chickasaw county assessor, has appointed the following to take assessments in 1949- Edward Blazek for Utica and Jacksonville townships; Glair Carney for Washington and Deerfield townships; Frank Richards for Chickasaw township, Ionia and Bassett; W. A. Sweet for Dayton township; Wilford Wander - scheid for Stapleton and New Hampton townships and town of Lawler; Charles Pett for Fredericksburg and Dresden townships and town of Fredericksburg; William Woodruff for Richland and Bradford townships; A. C. Davidson for town of Nashua; B. A Helchlag for city of New Hampton; Otto Lentz for towns of North Washington and Alta Vista. Pollsters to Hold Meeting at SUf Iowa City, (U.R>— Operators of 3 of the nation's most widely known public opinion polls—George Gallup, Elmo Roper and Archibald Crosley, will attend a research conference at the University oi Iowa Feb. 10-12, President Virgil M. Handier announced Wednesday night. Hancher said the purpose ol the meeting is to discuss opinion research problems. The 2nd day o the conference will be devoted to public opinion polls and the poll upsetting Nov. 2 general election 2 Carolers Nip Robbery Project Sutton, Eng., (#»)—Keith Ransom and his girl, Frances Snape—both 16—went Christmas carolling and stopped to sing "Silent Night for a neighbor. Instead of the neighbor answer ing their song with pennies as i usual, 4 burglars scrambled ou a window. The neighbor said thej were scared off too soon to stea" anything. What Christmas Means to Foreign Students at SUI Merry Christmas to AW. HEIMENDINGER TRANSFER LINE office: 823 4th Street S. AV Best Wishes for an Abundance of Happiness for Christmas and the New Year Northern Auto Service EDWIN ROLLER 20J 4th Street N. E. ARTHUR NELSON To one ond all We wish the joys of the Christmas Season. Good cheer, good health and much happiness. JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. 22-24 Third Street N. \V. This is the season of good will to be shared by new friends and old. It is in this spirit that we extend our sincerest wishes for .a very merry Christmas to all. Folsom Auto Co 315 North Federal By Bill McBridc Iowa City—The word Christmas can mean many things. It can be the smell of spruce trees, the jolly laugh of a lumpy Santa Glaus in a department store basement or strings of red and green lights strung between lamp posts on citj streets.. Those arc all North Americai thoughts. Since the State Univer sity of Iowa is the educationa home of students from approxi mately 40 foreign countries, Christ mas can hold varied meanings on the Iowa campus. Rice, New Clothes To Miss Rukmine Ramaseshan whose home is Madras in southeri India, Christmas means spicec rice, and new clothes and, by al means, church attendance Christ mas morning. "Ruku," as she is called by he friends in Eastlawn dormitory came to the United States almos one year ago to study education as a graduate student. Her fathe is a Methodist minister. At present Ruku's father is visiting in thi country, and so, unlike mos foreign students, she will spcnc the holiday with at least a part o her family. Instead of the traditional gailj decorated fir tree, Christians h India fashion a large star-shapec box from paper and bamboo When the box is completed a lighted candle is placed inside anc the decoration is hung where pas sersby can see it. In India, groups travel from house to house, singing carols stopping at each home for a ligh snack of rice cookies and coffee.^. By the time various groups o carolers have completed thei rounds in Madras "everyone i very full of rice cookies and cof fee," Miss Ramaseshan laughed. More Like Easter Part of the Indian holiday re sembles Easter in America. Every one who can possibly afford i makes a point of having nev clothes to wear to church Christ mas morning. As in the United States, gifts are exchanged on th< 25th of December. Some 6,000 miles from Madra in Oslo, Norway, is the home o Peter Berntsen, a graduate studen in electrical engineering at the university. Peter came to Iowa in 1947 and last year spent a lone some Christmas in a dormitory This year he will visit the norm of a college friend in Mt. Pleasan over the yuletide season. As Peter told of Christmas ii his native land a happy sparkli shone in his blue eyes. Although strict food rationing is still the order of the day in the Scandinavian country, Peter's family wil try to have pork steaks, and lude- fisk and fancy cakes and ice cream. Ice Cream in Norway Ice cream is not as common a dish in Norway as it is in th United States, being reservec usually for special occasions. Families cluster together on Christmas eve in Oslo and sin carols before attending church The lights on Norwegian Christmas trees are different than ours There is not as much variety ii shapes and colors. They are usually white and bulb-shaped. Santa visits Norway just as he does America, and also fay a strange coincidence, often bear a remarkable resemblence to the father of the home visited. Miss Judith Jaen of Panama will spend the 4th Christmas awaj from her family this year. Judith a pretty, 24-year-old graduate student, works as an assistant instructor in the Spanish departmen at Iowa. She explained carefully, and in a soft voice tinged with delicate Spanish vowels, that Christmas in Panama doesn't really differ much from the holiday here. No Christmas Trees Of course, there are no Christ mas trees, but each family builcL the nativity scene in miniature on a table in the home. Fruits, nuts and candles occupy a special place on the yuletide menu, and a festive supper is often served after mid night on the 24th of December. During "Novena," the holiday season, there are 9 days of religious services, climaxed by a 12 o'clock mass Christmas night. Since there is no Christmas tree in the Panama home, child- rens 1 presents are placed on their beds or in their shoes. Whether in Panama, Norway or India, there is one phrase which rings the same the world over . . 'Merry Christmas!" SELL BUSINESS Eagle Grove — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morrow, who operated the M. and M. highway lunch, have sold their business to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Babcock. The Morrow's expect to move to California . . . and the angels did sing . . . may their blessings descend this Yuletide upon you and yours. Al & Dick's Service Albert (Al) Lansing Richard (Dick) Scholl Your Sinclair Dealer Chamber Secretary at Clarion Resigns Clarion—Charles Clay has resigned his position as secretary oi the Clarion Chamber of Commerce, effective Jan. 1. His successor has not as yet been named. Mr. Clay will remain in Clarion and will engage in insurance business. Mr. Clay came here in November, 1947, from Hot Springs, S. Dale. MM.B City OUbe-Gtietlc. Mai»n City, 1*. D^. 34, 1943 Commissioner Named New Hampton — Floyd Whitcomb of Fredericksburg has been appointed weed commissioner for Chickasaw county for 1949. Merry Christmas Folks! .May the joys of this Christmas never melt away. Co,ast to Coast Store 112 South Federal r| aff " 1 Gmsfma Here's a most sincere wish that you and your loved ones enjoy every possible happiness this Yuletide. BOLERO LUNCH Across from the Palace Theater 111 South Federal Season's greetings and best wishes to our friends and patrons for a Glad and Joyous Christ- mas. FARMERS ELEVATOR 17 MS u TO ALL . . . FROM THE GLOBE-GAZETTE FAMILY Business Office— Lee P. Loomis R. N. Rorick Maude Cunningham Cora Hartwig Lois Nancolas Marie Terrill Wanda Pedetty Archie T. Woods Harold Tims Mrs. Don O'Neill Gordon Bruchner Norma Sorenson Blanche Bailey Richard Moore Margaret A. Nolterieke Advertising Department— Lloyd L. Geer Kenneth Carey Margaret Kraninger Donn White Wynanda Jones Don O'Neill Genevieve L. Crow! Kenneth Rasmusson LeRoy McClemons Photo and Engraving— Elwin Musser Wallace Maillard Charles Sorlien Truck Service— Frank Champion K. T. Leegaard Mrs. Jurene Heeren w Custodians— Arthur Duvall Claude D. Miller Ernst Rathmann News Department— W. Ear! Hall Enoch Norem Thor Jensen Carl Wright Eleanor McLaughlin Lucia O'Neil James Van Heel Clara V. Madson _. Herbert Freeh Gordon Meredith Francis Siesseger Robert Chilcott Press Room— J. A. Holtman Reuben Swehla Vern Shinn Vernon K. Proctor Luther Hodgin Harry Grant R. E. Baldwin Ross S. Jewett Arthur Grant Circulation Department- I. W. Hillstrom K. Daie Fox Cleo Francis Nina Collis . Joe Calember Darold Blazek Bradley Loomer Roger Klemas Harold Moravec Harold Hubbard Jerry Mealy Robert C. Ewald Francis Cahalan Roger Bublitz Jack Hampton Composing Room— Wm. D. McCauley Clifford Eggert R. A. Laurie Lyle McCauley Leighton A. Whipple L. D. Buchanan Delbert A. Gates Glenn Scott Ralph Crawford Edward C. Jones Art O'Green Bert Dusold Bera Igou Walter Colloton Joseph Hyberger E. T. Pattschull Clinton Conrey Kenneth Lux Kenneth Sweeney James L. Wahlin James B. McLaughlin Robert Hansen Tom Dunn Joseph Cranford Subscription Salespeople— F. E. Beshey R. C. Taylor J. C. Kimm L. P. Rudd G. R. Hove Samuel Stokes Harold Loeschen Proof Desk— Myrtle Pastour Gertrude Hansen Rosemary McClung Marion Feldt The Globe-Gazette's one HunaVed news correspondents and two hundred twenty-five carriers scattered over North Iowa and Southern Minnesota also join in this Holiday Greeting.

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