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+; pA~l~ml~ Ara ~V~ll [blue-green and have sharp, stiffj~.e..~ VMi-I~I~ I~I.~ Vl~bll ]tli3s. The needles of the fir are - [e~hor~ and fiat. 221ey are dark . |in ~hr|elmme TFa~ I greem rounded on the tip and VII lbPiU J lU~ II~,~) ]grow on opposite sides o~ the Ibranch- The flx Is a wonderfully [ Are you puzzled about what yo Mitny zolv~i who buy Christma.i ]fragrant tree. tre~s ~,~ uzi~oe ~o recogmze tne.m ] "The most common pine trees cai~ give a friend for Christmas? by zz~,,c, rALlCy aJ[+e ~L~+e t~ ~l-ey | ~ ... r'~+.~ +r ..... c~^*If SO, why not give yo~r friend h~e ~ ~.o~-.eeae pine or a long ~ "" ~"*"~""~ ~ ~" "~ ~-'~"~ who is interested in gardening a ch pine, White p~e and Red pine. garden book? Extension special- ~eeme p, av-~u~ axe unaDle ~ ~ay spcc,~c~,y wna~ g ma oi tree they r~ll$ W~~ ~0 Ill'ace their ~lolLle during ~,l~e Chx~s~a~ season. "A ~nris~mas trees are not pine trees", rmi ~er~hy, Extension fore s~er a~ We.s~ Virgima University pombea out recen~y. "In fact, the mos~ popmar Car~stma~ tree we have ~s ~e Canadian or Balsam fir. Tins tree and the Norway spruce are quite oIten referred to as "snort-neeale pine.' It is ziot ~ ficult to dastlnguish between these specaes and me pine tree since spruces and firs have single need les winch appear along the stem while pine trees be~tr their need- les m clusters of from two to five needles m each cluster. "It is also easy to distinguish between spruces and firs," Berthy ccatinuea. "The spruce beam short four-slded needles which are somewhat curved ~nd close togeth er on the twig. They axe a pule 'Scotch and Red pine bear their needles in clusters of two. The ~cotch pine needles ~re short and twisted and usually are blt~e-green in color. Red pine needles axe us- ually four to six inches long, stral ght and dark green. The Whit~ pine has ftve long, straight,~'],bl Je green needles to a group; when properly pruned, it makes a won- der, ful tree. "1~ general," Berthy explained, "the pines are the easiest trees to keep fresh and will hold their needles longest. A freshly-cut, well shaped, West Virginia-grown tree will most nearly be the 'special' tree that you will want for your home. Again, a~yone who is look- lng for a locally-grown tree should shop early, since the de- mand for these excellent trees Is great." J ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY t this joyous seuo we rake great pleasure in thanking you for your loyal patreiia e and in wishing you and your family a Merry C timaas! I C. W. MOORE, Sale Clerk ist at West Virginia University have suggested a few books that you may wish to give. Of general interest is the new- ly revised copy of "Tree Mainten- ance" (Third Edition) by ,P. P. Pi- tone. Another is "Beneath the Greenhouse Roof" by Charles H. ?otter. Another is "1,001 Garden Questions" answered by Alfred C. Kottes. Rose books include "The Rock- well's Complete Book of Roses" by F. 'F. Rockwell and Esther C. Gray son. 'Suggested .books on house plants include "The Complete Guide to Indoor Plants" by Eigil Kiaser and "Garden In Your House" by Ernesta Drinker Ballard. Flower axramgement books most interesting_ to women include "The Art of Drying Plants and Flowers" by M~bel Squires; ",De- sig~ and Depth in Flower Arran- ging" by Emma Hodkinson Cy- phers and "A Handbook of Chris- , tmas Decoration" by Dorothy Waugh. Books on trees and shrubs sug- gested include "The Book of Shrubs" by Alfred C. Hottes; "The Azalea Book" by ~Frederick P. Lee and "Handbook on Breed- ing Ornamental Plants" by Brook lYn Botanic Gardens. Landscaping books suggested are "The ,Book of Landscape De- Outdoor Living" by John Burton when it's time to launder the Brimer. blouse Aunt Minnie gave your da For Just reading, "Enjoy Amer- ghter, or your husband's gift ica's Gardens by Joan Parry Dut- shirt, or the smart new robe he ton and "Old Virginia Houses A- gave you? The Job will be so much long the James" by Emmie Fer- easier and safer, if you have the guson Farrar were suggested, fact-tags telling you: These are but a few of the in- Vehat temperature the water teresting garden ,books, the spec- should be for washing the fabric. ialists commented. For further in Whether it has to be drip-dried formation, c~asult your nearesl bookstore. Leave All Fact-Tags On Christmas Gifts Leaving fact-tags on Ohristmas presents is not a violation of good taste-it's a sign of consideration. Ruth Knoch, Extension clothing specialist at West Virginia Uni- versity, pointed out the value of this tag to the person receiving the gift. Ma~ny sweaters axed knit dresses will be given as Christmas gifts. Knit garments that have been stabilized won't shrink or stretch. This is important information a- bout the quality of the gift and the care it will require. Some lea~her articles may be washed, but others must be dry- cleaned. The owner needs to have this information. 'Since some leather dyes are not so fast as fabric dyes, leather trims such as buttons and collars should be removed before the ar- ticle is sent to the cleaner. Follow lng these instructions can prolong the life of the garment. Some syn thetic furs can ,be drycleaned; others must be handled by a fur- rier. Which kind is it? Put yourself in the receiving sign" ,by Stuart Ortloff and Hen- rather than the giving depart- iT B. Raymore a~nd "Designs for me~t. How ,helpless will you feel We'd like to help brighten your holidays with our sincere thanks for the privilege of serv- ing you and our warmest wishes for every happiness, or can be tumbled in the dryer. What fiber is in the fabric and how hot the iron should be. Whether the f~bric will turn ge, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, oven and a sink plus foods and dishes. Great chic in the toy animal ~.'~gdom is a life -size chacoal poodle shered according to the last word in dog show standard. And Vhere axe varied types of autos for Junior to operate at low speed with price tags to match. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON r zns 2--C THURSDAY, DEC BER If You Want Results Use Spirit-Advocate yellow if a chlorine bleach is used to remove a stain. Vv~helrl you create your own gay Christmas packages, it's easy to remove only the price tag. But it may take a friendly smile and persuasive talk to convince the girls at the wrapping counter that :you don't +want ~ the rage re- moved. Young Set Loves Gifts Of Jewelry The younger set have become fashion leaders as well as Santa's favorites, for many bf the jew- elry Items most wanted by young ladles below voting age have be- come fashion fads with their eld- ers, too. Chief among these fads is the )opular "mlniature"-the tiny de- sign or pearl strung on a fine gold chain-which nestles i~a the hollow of the throat. The delicate charm of these little necklaces has endor sed them to girls from the very ~oung to those in their teens. Charms are also favorite gifts with the younger set, especially when they identify some favor- ite idea or occasion. Among teen agers, ~he dream gift of all is a string of small, graduated cultur- ed pearls. Boys welcome identification bra celets, tie clasps, cuff links, signet rings and watches. Santa's 1959 Pack Has Unusual Gifts Santa's 1959 bag has some spec ial thrills for the well heeled shop per who wants his gifts to score in the "mostest" classification. Toyland already offers musical miniatures of just about every in- strument in a symphony orches- tra. Yet, it ~ow will provide a de- lux electronic console organ with three octaves, priced at $79.95. Playroom housekeeping gets closer to the real thing ~ith a complete built-in kitchen of nine pieces. This includes counters, ran The Toy Guidance Council re- ports an entire family of play- mate size dolls, modeled according to actual weight and physical pro portions of each age group, will cost $97.80 while a portable plane tarium providing the young scien- tist with more than 60 dlffererrt star coe~stelations costs $20. + Charles Town, West Va. KEARNEYSVILLE ESSO STATION MR. and MRS. NORVAL JOHNSTON In the true Christmas spirit of joy and good will, we are happy to greet all our friends and wish ..... io io s Holiday Season. TOWN AND COUNTRY CLOTHIERS J. BLACKWELL DAVIS, Prop. Charles Town, West V a. i" your joys we ext " + ' o.rv+" best wishes Hohday. ESSOTANE GAS SERVICE Charles Town, West Va. -== Young and old need umbrellas, are always glad to have a,n extra one, too! Collapsible style with matching purse is a most suitable present for her. , d~ % Christmas is a happy season o] giving and receiving, o] good times and good cheer. Here's wishing you all its pleasures. Ranson, W. Va. m~ m~ t~ mmm a~ ~d~ Easy Tera~. Low Down payment Trade-In. Come in Tod~yl CHARLES TOWN {;AS PHONE 225 CHARLES ~op~g~~e~f # \\ J ,hristmas is a holy season, a time to worship and rejoice. May its deepest spiritual mean- ing bring you peace and joy. Phone 210 u.