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Friday, Dec. 18,1953
1 But only God can make a tree___Joyce The small jungle on the Medical Mission Sisters’ hospital compound is mostly sal trees. Although these trees grow very straight, the CHRISTMAS JOY Alvan Tallmadge Company METAL WINDOWS AND DOORS TO WISH YOU Jas. H. Sheridan Sons 222 S. Columbus St. S Lancaster, Ohio 4klcAai| Frank J. Paul & Sons Coal Co. GLASS TOPS 244 248 N. Fourth St. Christmas Trees-Made To Order Sister Ignatius Marie, Pharmacist, Holy Family Hospital At Mandar, India. Tells How It's Done Kilmer “Why of course we will have a Christmas tree’ Why shouldn’t we?” No, there is no shop down the road where we can buy one neither are there any evergreens in the jungles about the Holy Family Hospital. Yes, we know that Kilmer wrote about God and trees, but we also know that we made a---- Christmas tree last year .an^ trunks are not big and lhe h. the year before and the year before that and we expect to do it again this year. Just in case you may, some Christmas Eve, find yourself in a jungle somewhere, where there just are no Christmas trees, file this away with your “Helpful Household Hints.” Chop, Thon Bore es are quite high up. The first step in making a jun gle Christmas tree is to choose a tree whose height is in .accord with your ceiling, then cut it down and saw off all the branches ex cept the top two. What we do here in Mandar is to ret the trunk in a stand, ready made to hold it. With an auger we bore holes in the trunk. Into these holes, the Sisters put the tree's own branch es plus some extras from other sal trees. When we are finished we have quite a shapely tree, shapely, that is, according to Christmas Tree standards scarcely an ever green will show once it has been decorated! Medicated Glamor And what about decorations? There is no shop in Mandar dis playing latest in Christmas orna ments, but a friend of ours mail ed us a box of them in October ’51. It did not reach us until Feb ruary, so the ’52 tree had added glamor. Balls And Beads Old electric light bulbs and em pty typewriter spools, covered with variegated tinfoil and hung by colored string, serve well for color ed balls. A very beautiful angel, cut from a large Christinas card and pasted on light cardboard, makes a perfect ornament to hang just below the silver star that gleams from the topmost branch. smiling I’oinsettias and some Santa Claus faces also gleaned from old Christmas cards add a cheerful note of color. From a collection of old costume jewelry (kept for the nurses’ plays) we gather si rings of beads, varied in color, to serve in place of the traditional strings of popcorn dot ted with cranberries which bright ened the well remembered trees of our youth. The same source giv es us some six or eight yards of good silver ribbon also used as Christmas chains. Nurses Gape, Toddlers Pop-Eyed The “What’s It’’ bird is our most startling decoration the like of which will not be found on land or sea. One of the Sisters made it out of a very heavy foil which is fut uristically colored in red and green on silver. It has the great advan- S Riverside Drive Ph. 2-1781 Zanesville, Ohio CHRISTMAS GREETINGS The Columbus Beveling and Silvering Co Mirror Manufacturers RESILVERING As we pause in the gaiety of Christmas, let's think first of the Nativity of Him who is the hope of the world today, as two thousand years ago. He alone can bring about the peace of mind and contentment which we eagerly search for and need. May we follow His teachings so that the true spirit of Christmas can remain with us through the days to come. Corpus Christi Church 1261. Linwood Ave, Columbus. Ohio Columbus THE CATHOLIC TIMES tage of being easily remodeled. At present, it has a head like a duck and two small sparkling eyes which, originally, glistened as but tons on milady’s dress. It’s wings, which can be arranged at will, are of dark blue foil. But the tail feathers its crowning glory came from our own chicken yard and once graced the scrappiest jungle cock ever seen in Mandar. Each new group of student nurs es gapes in awe at their first made to-order Christmas nee: but the toddlers from the Nursery, coming all dressed up on Christmas morn to see the tree, are positively pop eyed. Their little hands reach out for the stockings (remnants of mos quito netting) filled with hard candy, but their eyes are glued to the glittering trimmings of their first Christmas tree. -----------------o- -............ Pilgrimage Dear Ixnd, I came a lonely way. I, too, have seen the Star That shone in Bethlehem to guide Three wise men from afar. I Oid Christmas cards provide us with tiny angels and Madonnas that just fit into the flat, slide-covered, plastic boxes that originally held twelve thin medicine tablets. Tin foil from various drugs, carefully hoarded throughout the year and now cut into fine strips, makes ex cellent icicles. bring no handsome gifts, but kneel To say that I believe— To offer You my faith, my love, Again this Christmas eve' —Katherine Kelly Woodley The Big Mountain Coal Co. QUALITY GOAL CLEAN DELI VMRIR8 K. Mitteff 8t. GA. 111S Christmas Greetings. Everyone! Fred C. Dunn Franklin County Auditor Columbus HARTLEY Printing & Publishing Co. 2465 W. Broad St. RA. 1125 The Railroad Building & Loan Co. 60 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio THE Central Savings and Loan Co Walter F. Heer, Sr. President Mrs. J. M. Gallen, Vice President Joseph C. Link, Secretary $ Savings Accounts Insured To $10,000 46 E. GAY STREET COLUMBUS 15, O We print anything from a calling card to a newspaper. 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