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The wonderful array of toys lhLs Christmas staggers ~he imagi nation. If it isn't ,the doll that chews and drinks, it's a new var- grill and a ehHd.gise blender. Nat urally, all of the washing up is done in a new. miniature auto- matte dishwasher. Racing sets and car miniatures continue to speed along, but the big new boost is in sl~ce toys anti toy astronauts to man them. Dur- ing the hectic Christmas buying season, 6 ou~ of 10 adul.ts ,buy toys In the two months of November and December. they purchased nearly half of all the toys sold day's toyg aren't durable - they are. But even a well-made toy is no match for an aggressively in- quisitive, over-exuberant little tyke ,bent on finding out what makes it tick. 'Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house ,there were wails and whines until Dad- dy set things right again. Most toys are easily reparrable with the right equipment - a few state- gic ~itches. a metal tube of ce- during the year. With the biggest ment or glue - and a lot of Dad- iety that hugs, giggles or even holiday toy spree now in full dy's engenuity. Story tells about fusses and kicks till her diaper swing, there'll be happy faces on the wonderful Christmas toys this is changed! This is also the year Christmas morning, year - and how to fix 'em good as of the so-called "ireatmakers,"I But what happens after Santa new after the youngfry have prov one of the latest toyland trends, has come and gone? The joy of ed again that kids will always be There's a pizza oven, a candy exploring new games and toys can kids! making machine, a toy that makes turn to tears as the roughly hand- f ' real peanut butter, a hamburger led pre~nts break. Not that to- Did a spinster hang up, he fir~ Christmas stocking? Legend says ye& but h i ory says no - or at most, "Maybe." St. Nicholas, a fourth century bishop, secretly gave gifts of gold for the dowries of poor spinsters. Itis nmthod was to toss the gold down a chimney by night, at Christmas. On one occasion, so legend says the gift landed in a stocking, hung by the fireplace to dry. .History casts a dubious eye on this "orgin" of the Christmas stocking . not in the fourth cen. tUry. Knitted form-fitting hosiery was unknown un.tii the thirteenth cen tury. Earlier, people wrapped ch)th or rags around their feet as subsiti,tue for modern stockings. Even after William Lee invtent ed the stocking frame, a more efficient method of production, in the late 1500's it was some time before the poor could afford to buy stockings. History makes one concession to the legend tellers. Paintings The Light that shines ag Christmas is racItant, wttk !~ th~ promise o/ "Peace ors Earth, Good Wilt to Men" I We totn you in this rly r. "L."5i::ii:ji:.:?"?;?:"7"':;-;:::::'::::: : - "::: Hill-Dale Shopping Center . :May Christmas bring you all the joys of the season and all the warm satisfactions of sincere friendships. We thank you 'ottr geaermity during the past yeal STUCK ALGER-- P clsts CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. 1967 It doesn't have to be Christmas for us to think of our good Friends. But the Yuletide does give us the opportunity to pause and express our appreciation for your friendship and patronage. It's folks like you who make our business possible, and serving you is always a pleasure. It's a pleasure too, to pause and say, "Thank You," and extend a warm wish that you may have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Prosperous NEW YEAR. Sincerely, MERCHANT-NOLAND CHEVROLET-OLD& Inc. Don, Pres, and the Whole Gang SHADE'S CIRCLE SINCLAIR SERVICE STATION & TRUCKING SERVICE RANSON, W. VA. Across tee Land, in farm, village, town and city the spirit of Christmas is everywhere: May it fill your own world with Happiness, Joy and Good Will now and throughout the coming year. And so it is in this Spirit that I offer you mypersonal Greetings and sincere Wishes for a most Happy and Peaceful Holiday Season. Mayor ot Charles Town from Pompeii that early Romans did wear some form of stockings, even before the birth of Christ. IN SCANDINAVIA The Jultomten is a friendly gnome, who not only brings gifts to Scandinavian children but guards the household and farm as well. To keep, him happy, the children give the cattle extra fod- der and laave sheaves of grain for the birds :on Christmas Eve. FOR YOUR Metal Doors-Metal Frames And Re-Enforcing Steel Products For Concrete CALL CHARLES TOWN 725-7612 OR VISIT OUR PLANT AT RANSON, W. VA. THORN LUMBER COMPANY Ranson Plant - Call 725-7612 - Charles Town . . Martinsburg Plant - 267-8955 To Everyone For Their F'me Patronage DURING THE YEAR it is always a real pleasure for us to see you - - any time. We do hope that you will have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR ,'. [ South George Street- Charles Town Telephone 725-2703 We:Do Look Forward To Serving You TimeS During The Coming Year Many: ( May the peace and serenityd this hol- iday season dwell in the hearts d all. To our customers and friends, our greet- ings, good wishes and grateful thanks. Raiumli Plant - Call 725-7612 - Charles Town Martinsburg Plant: 267-8955 I SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S AD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1967 ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY 104 Washington St. -- Charles DIAL 725-7321 , : : ttee~ We wish you joy in laughter and good cheer . . . joy in gifts and glad surprises joy in friends and family joy at Christmas, with all its deep meaning. May the true old-fashiohed joys of the season come to you and linger long. CALVIN.P. FLEMING PLUMBING & HEATING ! CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Eaeh year at Christmas, the sacred story lives anew. As we reflect upon that holy time, of a Child born in Bethlehem, may we find inspiration in His li|e, to guide us on our way. Sincere reetin s to all, RANSON MAOI E WORKS RANSON, WEST VIRGINIA