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December 23, 1971

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Suzi Gruver Hi h School Spotlight Suzi Gruver is Safeway's only bag girl. "I've been working in the store for a year," says Suzi, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gruver. She has been for three years a member of the Girls' Athletic Association; she was a senate member in her sophomore year, and she is a three-year member of Z Club. For the past two years she has been a member of Scarlet S, the tennis team and Honor Society. She has been active for three years in CYO. tter hobbies include stamp collecting, and she bowls every Saturday on the Hembroff team. lter pet is a Lab-Dalmatian dog named 'Scaarf'. She studies senior English, biology, civics and publications. "1 hate 'era all!" she states. Miss Gruver, born in Shelton on Feb. 12, 1954, has three older sisters, all college students. Suzi plans to attend Central Washington State College, and her probable major is Education. She intends to teach. Candid Pencils Available Announced Fall quarter candidates for Through the combined efforts degrees from Central Washington of the Union Ladies Civic Club, i~,~state~!~Oolege ini'~El~:~nsburg *the Inkprovement Club, the include Shelton men Robert E. insurance agents of Shelton and Mikkelsen, Arts and Sciences, and the Sheriff's Department of Gary L. Lord, Master of Mason County, etching pencils are Education. Michael Moore of available at no cost in the Union is a candidate for a Flagwood Gift Shop and at Dick bachelor of arts degree in Arts Buechel's Garage. and Sciences. MR. AND MRS. JAMES F. HILLIER announce the engagement of their daughter Janice Marie to Gregory F. Cromwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cromwell of Boise, Idaho. The bride-to-be is a sophomore at Washington State University and is majoring in elementary education. The groom elect is attending the University of Washington as a senior, majoring in political science. A June wedding is planned. TUESDAY OUR RE~..;ULAR 55 CONEY ISLAND OFFER GOOD EVERY TUESDAY AT n w"'~ go.,, ilta,~a IIIH0|'S ......... Club To Meet Welcome Chapter OES Social Club will meet in the Masonic Temple on January 2 for a noon potluck luncheon. CORRECT FORMAL WEAR Complete Tuxedo Rental Service Men's Women's 409 Railroad ifts Given To Children .... In Hospital On Christmas morning Many a girlie And little boy Will grow quite surly. It's hard for little Girls and boys To watch Dad wearing Out their toys. When my eldest son was a two-year-old and the youngest not yet one, my husband announced his intention of buying an electric train for the boys' Christmas gift. "They're far too young for a train!" I protested. "Oh, they're not either!" came the rather irate reply. "I never had a train when I was a kid, and by golly, my boys are going to have one!" "I'm all for it," I assented, "but let's wait a few years. After all, they're just babies - I'm sure they'd have more fun with Teddy-bears and pull-toys." The father of my children favored me with one of his most withering stares. "I SAID," he pronounced firmly, "that 1 was getting the babies - er, that is, the boys - a train set!" When Father took a Firm Stand, argument was useless; I lapsed into a falsely-acquiescent silence, secretly determining that 1, personally, would provide proper toys. It was approximately a week prior to Christmas when my husband arrived home from his daily toil in a highly exuberant mood. "Get the kids to bed early," he ordered, "I've got IT out in the car!" He gulped and bolted in six minutes flat the meal upon which I had lovingly labored for two hours; he exhorted the children, between mouthfuls, to eat quickly. "Take it easy!" I cautioned, "They'll choke!" "Well, give them their dessert in bed, then," he demanded. "Hurry it up!" Dessert happened to be chocolate pudding, and I wasn't whole-heartedly in favor of the idea, but I saw that stony stare developing and I offered no resistance. Banished to their bedroom a full hour early, the children protested vehemently while their daddy enthusiastically carried into the house carton after carton after carton. Grinning from ear to ear, he set up somewhat less than a quarter of a mile of track in a shining circle around the base of our wide-spreading Christmas tree. Carefully assembled were water-tower, loading ramps, tunnels and bridges. Cars were placed upon the tracks, ahead of them a huge and heavy engine. Accomplished on whispering tiptoe were these delightful deeds, and the boys had at long last fallen into a fitful sleep. "Now," laughed my husband gleefully, "we'll try her out!" I liked that "we". A switch was flicked and the unnatural quiet was shattered by an horrendous roaring, grinding and clattering piercingly punctuated with ear-splitting whistle blasts. It was as though Great Northern itself had been detoured through our living room. Howls of utter terror poured forth from the bedroom. "I guess the kids woke up," whispered my husband as with another flick of the switch he brought blessed silence. "I guess they did," I confirmed, rushing to soothe them. Their daddy joined me, fearful that I might disclose his secret. "What noise?" he asked them with a beautiful expression of concerned innocence, "You just had a nightmare." "Both of us at once, Daddy?" questioned the precocious two-year-old. "Both of you at once," stated papa, the stony stare gaining on the look of innocent concern. Horrid indeed were the nights Christmas toys before Christmas. No visions of sugar plumbs danced in the drowsy heads of my little ones, beset as they were with fretful dreamings of thunderous wheels and wild whistlings. Each evening the boys were hustled promptly to bed, and the train was dragged forth from the depths of dark closets. Father happily played engineer until the wee small hours, when the equipment was once again replaced inbulging boxes for temporary banishment. Come Christmas morning, the train and countless accessories surrounded the tree in full glory. My husband was a great one to stage-manage holiday events, and this was no exception. I, following The Plan, kept the children expectantly in their beds until All was Ready. At father's spoken word, I released my eager captives who burst into the living room at the very instant that the train sprang into roaring life. Nightmare suddenly became reality for the kiddies. The two-year-old, screaming lustily, ran for the safety of his bed. The smaller fellow wasn't walking well as yet, but with the speed of light he scuttled on hands and knees. He was disappearing beneath a crib when his daddy caught him by a leg and gently extracted him. He clutched the bellowing baby compassionately in his arms while he spoke tenderly to the older child. I shut off the train. "Don't worry," I said to my husband, magnanimously. "They will still have a wonderful Christmas. I knew this would happen, and I bought them some suitable toys." The kids calmed, my husband withdrew to a secluded corner to sulk with much muttering about the lack of appreciation in modern children. I, smugly, removed from spacious boxes my own selections, which I proudly positioned beneath the tree. To tell the truth, I had gone shopping for Teddy-bears and pull-toys, but somewhere along the way I was beguiled by the most fabulous stuffed animals you ever saw. Almost life-size they were, and in colors fantastic. I had settled for a lion as big as a small St. Bernard and a hippopatamus about the same height but twice as wide. The lion Tasty Treats From Local Waters You'll Like Our Seafood Menu Come Out And Try, .. Gourmet Treat Steamed Clams With drawn butter... $1.50 If You Appreciate Choice Steaks Prepared to Perfection You'll Love Ours... RIB EY- ............... $2.50 Women in Olympia and Shelton will make Christmas happy for children at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma. These women, members of the Olympia Area Council of the Tacoma Orthopedic Association, pt~rchased Christmas presents for children who will be in the hospital over the holiday. Included in these gifts are such items as musical stuffed toys, a farm tractor and a school bus. For teenagers, the women provided bath lotion, powder, records, jewelry, brain teaser puzzles and a jigsaw puzzle. The gifts were brought to Mary Bridge Hospital by Mrs. John Gray of the Shel Toa Orthopedic Guild. The gifts were distributed to the children by Santa Claus during his annual visit to the hospital on Tuesday. More than 280 women in Olympia, Shelton, Chehalis and communities on the Olympia Peninsula belong to 21 guilds within the Olympia Area Council. They contribute many hours during the year in order to provide funds in addition to the Christmas gifts. Funds are used for the operation and maintenance of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma. Mary Bridge Hospital provides care for children from infancy through age 19. Pizzicato Music Club Meeting Held An Edward MacDowell New Luncheon Specials Daily OPEN 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Except Monday CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY elP Phone I Mile S. of 077-9733 Hoodsport Page 6 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, December 23, 1971 was hot pink with chartreuse mane in shaggy profusion and a tasselled tail to match. The hippo was purple, my favorite shade. Both were battery-powered, and with pride I pressed the levers which caused the toothy jaws to open and close and the fiery eyes to flash intermittently. Daddy brought the children in for a second go at Christmas. Their combined shrieks rent the Yuletide air, and the younger again went scuttling. The elder, however, was made of sterner stuff; he seized the broom and put both beasts out 0~ commission. "It's all right, Pudgy," he assured his little brother, "I got 'em both!" My husband and I looked sadly at one another. "We blew it," he said to me, shame-faced. "We sure did," I sighed. "We ruined their Christmas. And now it's too late. We can never make it up..." "Look!" he interrupted, "Just look !" The kids had found the countless empty cartons. They were stacking them, crawling in and out of them, nesting one within another. "Gee," said the two-year-old, "Santa Claus left us some great stuff! But your toys are terrible!" Sorry the lot of the Mother and dad, Providing advantages They never had To children who spurn them While wildly demanding Things far beyond Today's understanding. tl Blue and Pink program and Christmas melodies were the highlights of the December meeting of the Pizzicato Music Club held in the home of Lori Huber. The meeting was called to order by the president, Alexis Kuhr and was opened by the olavin~ of the Junior collect of the National Federation of Music Clubs, by Lori Huber. The hymn of the month, "Silent Night", was played by Diane Crow. Members of the club heard a report on the life of Edward MacDowell given by Carol Thompson. A well-known composition of MacDowell, "To the Moon", was played by April Kuhr. Karen Kramer, pianist, played "My Sweet Lord". "Mary's Little Boy Child" was Ellen Duemling's number on the clarinet. A flute, clarinet and piano trio was the selection by Betty Andrews, Lori Huber and April Kuhr. Cheryl Bedell, Diane Crow, and Connie Tuson played Christmas music on the piano and were followed by a flute-piano duet "A Cry in the Night" played by the Kuhr girls. Finally, Christmas carols were sung by all members and leaders. A Christmas party, a trip to the Exceptional Foresters, a potluck dinner, and ushering for the Community Concert were planned. Hostesses for the evening were Lori Huber and Betty Andrews. by Lori Huber, reporter NATURE IS everything man is born to, and art is the difference he makes in it. John Erskine Cozy Warw Values to $6.00 NOW WATCH FOR RED DOT SPECIALS % SHOE SALON round-dancing. Ed Bennie Berndson and Grunert called the squares. The two clubs will fairgrounds hall at 9 p.m. c Year's Eve for a potluck supper and an dancing. Epsilon Omicron Holds A Family Christmas Epsilon Omicron Beta Sigma Phi held a Christmas party at 2 p.m. in the home of Susan Santa Claus greeted the and distributed gifts. Eleven couples Christmas cocktail party the evening of December Nancy Dunnington's home. Ritual of Jewels and dinner were held in Royal Olympia, on December 6. rituals were Nancy Owen, Adams, Bonnie Rogers, Wolden, Cheryl Vicky Clark, Janet DrebiS, Barbara Gorman. for YoU A GIFT OF PERFUME Q. I would like to perfume for my wife. go about choosing the one for her? A. There are several for a man to choose a for his wife. * The safest way out her favorite Some women like a scent and wear it at making it their signature. * Buy one of the frangrances that are al' good taste.., one neither too dry nor too: always just right. * Buy a fragrance her personality... of life. A sophisticated one who enjoys el; dress-up occasions prefers the heavier, sensuous scents. A woman of the oq type will probably like heavy fragrance. * Buy a pleases you. If you like wife will have good wear it. * Buy her a "wardrobe." Most come in small sizes too hard on the pocket! you buy her favorl another scent, your enjoy the luxury of her perfume, for a c mood or a change of Emergency Ph. 426"2 Fifth & Franklin Open Daily 9:30 to Saturdays -- 9:30 Gold and Pink, Are toys for small children on your Christmas shopping list? The Bureau of Product Safety of the Food and Drug Administration has some hints to offer. Make sure the toy: -is too large to be swallowed; - does not have detachable parts that can lodge in the windpipe, ears or nostrils; -is not apt to break easily into small pieces or leave jagged edges; -does not have sharp edges or points; -has not been put together with easily exposed straight pins, sharp wires, nails; -is not made of glass or brittle plastic; -is not poisonous or toxic; -does not have exposed flames or build up heat to dangerous levels; -does not have flimsy electrical wiring; -does not have parts which can pinch fingers or catch hair. And for children under 2. avoid long cords and thin plastic bag materials. Give Safe Toys The Salty Sashayers Square-Dance Club members were guests at the Christmas party hosted by the Christmas Town Rounders last Thursday evening in the fairgrounds hall. A potluck buffet supper was served at 6:30 p.m. after which gifts and cards were exchanged before a festive Christmas tree. Members and guests participated in both square-dancing and round-dancing throughout the evening. Les and Jessie Elliott led the Round Dancers Host Party For Salty Sashayers Club ARCHIE AND LEONA VAUGHN are president-couPle the Christmas Town Rounders.