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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 16, 1913, Image 4

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YOUR FACE Will tell on you every time
Facial expression Is the telltale of the Christmas shopper.
If you have ever noticed the Variety of sad, cheery, grouchy, contented,
etc., faces that people carry with them on their tour through the shopping
district you canappreciate how true that Is.
You can pick 'em out every time; the expression on the shopper's face,
be they man, woman or child, is the best tip as to the sort of spirit he or she
is carrying arojund under his or her hat. There is a different loc-k for every
one of this variety:
The person who is out to buy tokens of remembrance because they
are chuck full of the REAL spirit;
The person who is buying up presents, regardless of cost (and ones
that the recipient can never make use of), for her rich, neighbors;
The person who has a house full of youngsters at home impatiently
waiting for the big day;
The person who Is buying ny old thing for somebody whom they think
is going to give them a present;
The young fellow who is going into debt to buy what "his best girl"
wants;
The fair young lady who is out to get her "Prince Charming" an ex
pensive gift and have it charged on her dad's account;
And last, but far from least, the youngster who has saved pennies and
' is out to buy Mother and Dad some present, and the youngster who hasn't
had any pennies to save, but is walking aimlessly about in the toy depart
ment, "just lookin at 'em."
And we can't forget that "bargain sale" expression but, then they all,
more or less, have that.
The whole crowd belong to the same class they are all Christmas
shoppers.
But darn few of 'em have got the spirit that ought to be pushing the
Christmas proposition toward a better end all the time. As it is now, a great
many of the faces indicate a spirit that would pusbrthe' Christmas proposi
tion toward a BITTER end.
If people would just sidetrack the ideaof having to give to those whom
they think are going to give to them, and show that they have done the
said sidetracking, by the expression on their face, it would push the gen
eral run of things a lot nearer the REAL SPIRIT OP CHRISTMAS, the
feeling that , i
IT ISN'T WHAT YOU GIVE, BUT THE SPIRIT IN WHICH YOU
GIVE IT. . -
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Leavenworth, Kas. Dan Carney,
convicted member of gang of bank
robbers, thought to have escaped
from the state penitentiary Dec. 1,
found within penitentiary walls.
Oakland City, Ind. Chas. Waller,
20, accidentally shot and killed Mrs.
Ora Risley when he shot at Everett
Reed. Quarrel.
Mount Gilead, O. Two trainmen
injured when Big Four freight struck
open switch.
Minneapolis, Minn. Martin Timm,
railroad man, shot and killed ex-fiancee,
eLna Johnson, 24, and wounded
self. Will recover.
New York. State expects to rest
case against Hans Schmidt, confess
ed murderer of Anna Aumueller, to
day, r
Milwaukee. A "street corner "San
ta Claus" lost his job watcbing poor
box because he said "Oh, you spuab"
to school girl. ,

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