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herself and friends. Later she took
a course in manual training to be
come more expert.
When she came to Boston she
opened shop. She created grotesque
and ludicrous wood creatures. Dachs
hunds with their tongues hanging
-out; open-jawed crocodiles; clowns,
rocking horses, sea lions and other
animals in queer forms come from
her shop. '
Here is where Mrs. Weniger is
really a Santa Clais: Before she lets
a single toy out bf her shop she re
peats a prayer over it!
And that makes the toy a real live
animal, not just a piece of wood, says
Mrs. Santa Claus.
"Little blue-eyed Gretchen taught
me the secret, the incantation, you
must say over the dolls and other
toys before they are real live things,"
says Mrs. Weniger. "Before this, they
are just pieces of wood."
But the prayer is Mrs. Weniger's
secret. If that were known by oth
ers, she would not be a woman Santa
Claus, she contends.
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Answer: Don't bother just name
Love makes the world go round,
and so does a half-pint bottle.
By Biddy Bye ,
A Christmas bag made after the
above design may be very elegant or
a perfectly practical -affair of cre
tonne suitable for bathroom or kitch
Cut two circles of the material 12
or 14 inches in diameter and a
straight strip of the cloth 3 inches
wide and 20 inches long. Cut off nine
inches of the straight length for a
handle. Baste the remainder of the
straight piece between the two cir
cles and bind the edges with ribbon
or braid. Bind the handle and adjust
in its proper place. If silk is used for
this bag, line it with china silk and
interline it with any kind of stiffen
ing. o o
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Nov.' 20, 1808. r Two Trappist
monks came to Cahokia to find a
site for a colony of their order. The
colony was founded but .was never
large, and was destroyed by an epi
demic, of fever in 1812,