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   Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - November 2, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin                               (f Christmas Cards Owe Beginning to Chinese New York ChristmasJHorsley. R. a painter and comes but once a year, but'illustrator, who created the when it brings over! two and a half billion Christ- mas cards, according to the latest reports from the Greet- jing Card association head- quarters in Radio City, N. Y. Not. being too statistical minded, we won't attempt to first card for Sir Henry Cole, inaugurator and first director of the Victoria and Albert mu- seum in London. The lack of enthusiasm on the part of the English people about the first Christmas card tell i you how far all these Us accounted for to some ex- cards would reach if laid end tent by its central illustra- The Listing on the Lawrence College calendar was Dad's day but otherwise it might have been known as college president's day Saturday at Whiting field. Coming from Spartanburg, S. C., where he is pres- ident of Wofford college, was Dr. Charles F. Marsh, left, upper photo, shown with his daughter Nancy, an un- dergraduate at Lawrence, and his wife. Both Dr. and Mrs. Marsh are alumni of Lawrence. Travelling from the office of Harvard's president was William Ben- .tinck-Smith, left, lower picture, who is special assistant to Dr. Nathan M. Pusey. Bentinck-Smith's son Michael, right, is a member of the Lawrence freshman class. Their home is .Groton, Mass. BPW Club Plans Dinner Meeting The Valley Business and Professional Women's club will meet at p.m. Nov. 10 for dinner at the Conway hotel. Marilyn Brandt, Mani- towoc, state career council chairman, will be the guest 4-H Leaders Plan Dance Junior 4-H leaders of Outa- gamie county will sponsor a benefit dance from 8 to 12 p. m. Wednesday at the Shioc- ton American Legion hall, i Proceeds will be given to a needy family. Tickets can be obtained from leaders or at the door. Music is being donated by the musicians' union. Turn Poultry on Roasting Rack Some cooks like to use a flat rack when roasting poultry. If you do this, tip the bird so one side of the breast rests on the rack, then midway through the roasting period, turn the bird and rest the other side of the breast on the rack. Broiling Tip Like a steak medium-rare? If you are using one two inch- es thick, place it about four inches from high heat and broil 20 minutes on each side. This suggestion is for a steak taken directly from the refrig- erator, not for one at room temperature. to end, but maybe you can also cope with the knowledge that it takes nearly two hun- dred million dollars worth of postage stamps to transport these gay holiday messengers to their destinations, not to mention the tons of paper and ink, ribbons and tinsel, need- ed to pro'duce them. All of which leads us to won- der how this whole thing got started. Researchers tell us that the sending of Christmas cards can be traced back through the centuries to the Chinese, who celebrated the advent of the New Year with messages of good will and good cheer. In more recent times, the Valentine, of all things, is considered to be thej original ancestor of today's greeting cards. Made From Wood Cuts But, let's see, we were talk- ing about Christmas Further investigation reveals that the first known published Christmas card appeared in London in 1843, although the Germans rendered quaint mas symbols, but rather with New Year's greetings from wood cuts as early as the year 1400. Getting back to the first Christmas card, we learn that it did not arouse any great enthusiasm among the English people when it was designed by John Calcott A Ifou By Mary Sue Miller Facts and Figures How often have you heard a woman say, "I don't know why I keep gaining weight- I eat like a More likely she eats like a horse I This does not mean sh'e's fibbing. She truly be- lieves she eats very little, but in- reality she eats too much. Sparing eaters do not take on weight. To stop gaining and start losing, a woman first must face the fact that overweight SPECIAL THIS WEEK COLD WAVE Reg. 7.50 -SSST" Open Mon. Thurs. Nile LOU'S BEAUTY SHOP Formerly Named Margaret's Beauty Shop 303 W. College Ave. (Over Kobussen's) Ph.3-1764 PROTECT YOUR HOME Stlvcrfish seem to prefer newer homes, often hi the most exclusiie Silverfish feed on and 
                            

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