Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 27, 1948 · Page 25
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 25

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Confiscate Christmas Ornaments x^^ «tors •locks ot n sale of the or- ? heat to lnside the WISHES for a Merry Christmas JACOBY Battery and Electric Co. 107 First S. E. phone 114 Christmas Unabbreviated A Noted Personality in Radio and Music Takes a Nostalgic Backward Glance at Boyhood Yuletide Observance in Mason City By MEREDITH WILLSON EDITOR'S NOTE: appeared in the 1948 company of Chicago. and 3 ' '28 so if I want a nice white myself. ~ ^ Let's see now, a Christmas dawn m Iowa started from about 6'30 I think and that was the one morning you didn't argue with your brother about who would shiver across the floor to close the window. The big thing was to be quiet on account of your parents being asleep and you had to put their presents around the tree yet. You'd grab a hasty fingernailful of frost off the window pane and get your long underwear on, fighting the usual maddening struggle with wrapping it around your ankles so it wouldn't creep up under your "iron-clad" stockings. You didn't want to risk turning on the light so you fumbled with stiff fingers under the bed to find your black circular garters which you finally, frantically located looped over the bed-post where you always forgot you hung them. You carried your boots down the hall stairs, still slightly damp from yesterday's snow-ball fight, and there in the parlor was the big ,, the winter I have to dream it up for annual thrill that way and beyond surpassed any happening of the last 364 days— the Christmas tree. A MERRY CHRISTMAS To Everybody For 011 that day a child was born "PEACE ON EARTH" May you and yours enjoy a lifetime of Joy is our Christmas wish. BERRY MACHINE and MOTOR PARTS Phone 514 — TOLEDO PARTS 118 South Delaware Avenue RAMCO RINGS May all that's symbolic of Christmas txj yours this season — the happiness, the gaiety, the spirit of good will, the anticipation of a wonderful new year ahead. FARM & TOWN LUMBER YARD 328 4th S. W. GREETINGS This business of ours might soon become both dreary and monotonous indeed, were it not for those inspirational sparks from friendly contact with the many folks who call here daily. PROGRESS, in a local institution such as ours, is accelerated by the intangible factor of mutual Good Will. We gratefully acknowledge our appreciation, coupled with the sincere wish that all friends of the First National Bank may enjoy ... 'A Merry Christmas FIRST NATIONAL BANK . ,OF MASON ClTYi WE PAUSE FOR STATK>N rs nwsT Papa Banked Fire Papa always banked the fire before going to bed so all we had to do was to go down cellar and sprinkle the shiny hard coal lumps on by hand, using papa's gloves he shook the grate down with, then sneak back upstairs and open the registers and pretty soon our stiff fingers were tieing up packages, just as though it wasn't 20 below outside. We had quite a few home-made things, like pen-wipers and potholders and colored match boxes and when these were wrapped and tagged and spread out to make them look like more, we went to the hall closet for the big things— one "boughten" gift each for sister and papa and mama. Sister got a solid gold pencil from the 10 cent store with a ribbon to hang it around her neck from Glanville's Dry Goods store • papa got a big round red can of Prince Albert and mama got her camphor bottle filled clear to the top. After that, it was time to guess what was in our packages, but it was morning by this time and pretty soon everybody was awake and breakfast was over and we didn't have to guess any longer and Christmas was practically over for another year. Of course you knocked yourself out with excitement the rest of the day, and after supper like as not it would be snowing and before going to bed you'd take the big white breakfast-food bowls out into the sparkling, frosty, Iowa night, fill them with snow and with a sprinkle of sugar have yourself some snow ice cream. Didn't Go 'to Church Mama was superintendent of the Sunday school and was the one to say grace at our house and special prayers like for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I thought maybe papa didn't believe in anything because he didn't even go to church. I changed my mind, though, the Christmas that he thanked my brother and me for the Prince Albert, but said he'd like for us to change the card. "What's the matter with "Merry Xmas with love to Papa," we said, and papa said, Christmas is one word you must never abbreviate. Don't ever forget it is the birthday celebration of the greatest man who ever lived." Serve Free Drinks When Sun Hidden Boulder City, Nev., (ff>) —"The drinks were on the house because the sun didn't shine in this Hoover dam area Wednesday. * l was the first time in 2 years Gil Telford and Harry Rayner recreation hall proprietors, said tney had promised free beer to all comers whenever there was a sunless day. They served beer to a crowd they estimated at one-fifth of the 5,000 population. _, Innn earby Las Vegas the swank El Rancho Vegas hotel offered free drinks, not limited to beer up to midnight but reported no stampede, presumably because word hadn't gotten around soon enough. Crippled Boy Misses Visit From Santa Red Wine, Minn., (U.R) — Eddie Gross didn't ask much from Santa. Eddie had been a spastic cripple most of his 7 years. He got lonesome sitting in his wheel chair watching the other kids play. All he wanted Santa to do was visit him. So he dictated a letter to his parents to be sent to St. Nick. The letter was published in a local paper. "You didn't stop at my house last year," he said. "Maybe if I tell you a little bit about myself you will this year." He told of his affliction and how his parents were trying to arrange for him to attend Michael Dowling school for the crippled at St Paul. "Even if you don't bring me anything, please Santa, just stop in and see me," he said. The letter went to the hearts of townspeople. Many planned to drop by and visit Eddie on Christmas. Others planned to send him gifts. It was pretty certain Santa Glaus would be around to see Eddie. But Santa had to call off all arrangements to visit the boy. Eddie died Tuesday. His funeral will be held Friday, Christmas eve, the day when Eddie hoped Santa would be around to see him. O May this Christmas season usher in a New Year of peace on earth, good will toward men. Over Kresye Dollar Store PHONE 281 Tenants Must Have Both Child, Dog Los Angeles, f/P) — John Paul Turk is a sort of Santa Clans in his own way to parents and pet lovers. He says he has a newly furnished apartment for rent only to someone with a child AND a dog. Turk, a plumber, and his wife, a nurse, never have had children of their own. He said: "There are a lot of people who can't get homes on account of having a dog or a baby. I like kids. If anyone wants to rent the place and hasn't got a child and a dog, I'll turn them down." Our wish for you and yours this Yuletide is for never- ending health, wealth and happiness. HERMANSON DAIRY 810 N. Delaware MIJOD City ai*fce-G*!*!t«. Mssaa Cltf, I*. Dec. 24 1948 Our wish for you is that the joyous spirit of Christmas reside in your hearts all the year. A Happy and Prosperous New Year IOWA TEA COMPANY 29 E. State I'fgxS&t'FFrs.? e&^i^lff.**:-^ Long-lasting friendships ana 1 tKe ever present desire to serve bring about an understanding of a better way of life and a deeper appreciation of the time-hallowe'd wish — A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Dud "Em" and oil the gang of £/* 13ro

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