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,/ Besides the usual Christmas tree which will be placed in the Hying room, what other decorations are you planning for? There are many arrangements that you can make yourself. Let's start first with the entran ce. ProEably the simplest entrance arrangement is to use a group of cut evergreen branches, tie them togetjaer with a red ribbon and ._Jl II w , SMITH STRIPER FUNERAL HOME 304 West Washington St. Charles .Town, W. Va. PHONE :-- ' Day 370 Night pewd them on the door. Other arrangements can be made for the front door, includ- ing evergreen branches tied with a string and suspended over the sides of the door. Wreaths are art other common flower arrange- ment for the front door. How about the mantel i~ the liv ing room? Here is your opportun- ity to use dried materials, cut evergreens, fruits, candles and sire flax material to develop a really worth-while decoration. There are also tables and other places in the house where Christ- mas can be made more interesting with a bit of thought given to flow er arrangements. "Put Christmas into every room" wrote Myra J. Brooks in the Flower Grower. She emphasized this with .a Madoneaa arrange- ment placed on the hall table. An other decoration she suggested consists of a snow couple made with two sizes of plastic snowballs held together with sticks. Dress- snap eyes and gay, red pipe-clean er mauths gleam under jaunty hats. Try some arrangements in the house and make Christmas mer- rleri J ust dropped by {:HAKES TQWN ,PHOTO & GIFT SHOP TIM SINN, Proprietor Charles Town, West Va. in song, told in story, the Christmas,message comes anew to lift our spirits, @ Just Forget The Old tail warm our hearts. At this happy time, we extend friendly greetings to all. and tossing it out a window gives a youngster ammunition when asking ,for a PUppy at Christmas time. There are many superstitions still floating around, despite up- to-date data on dog care. And a,nyone planning on a new puppy this year ~should banish these mis conceptions. The dog will be heal Shier and happier and so will the owner, according to Dr. E. M. Gil dow, director of Friskies Research Kennels in Washington. He de- bunks some of the more common fallacies about dog behavior. For example, dogs are said to get worms from drinking milk, eat ing sugar or candy a~ad a sure symptom of worms is taft chasing Not true, says Dr. Gildow. Dogs don't get worms from most foods unless they've been infested by an outside source. And raw garlic has never been proved effective in the control of worms. Also, forget the old beliefs that dog's can't digest starches, sugars and f~ts; that they must have lean, raw meat and that raw meat causes vicio~sness. Racy eggs d~n't make a dog's coat shiny. In fact soft or hard- cooked eggs agree better with dogs than r~w eggs. Make.Believe Chimney prime the perforated boards a~d finish up with a 'bright red. Mor- tar lines can be filled in with black. On and in the ohimney is room for hanging numerous presents- for one to six persons-using hooks or gol~f tees. Each of the four sides may be devoted to the presents of individuals. Divide the chimney in side at midway for the fifth and AND ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES [ -s7 sixbh persons. To do this leave an Charming addition to any Chris ]one side. Use hooks and eyes to SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON VAm En opening one foot high at the floor tmas tree is a sim,ple flared green ] close it around the tree, and decor A_._C THURSDAY, DEC BER level of one side and suspend the felt tree-skirt to hide the stand ~ ate the tree skirt with gold ~ck " ...... cutout inside as a divider, The fifth person then uses the upper which holds the tree. A yard-wide ] rack Christmas trees. Sequins ca~t half of the ehimney and the sixth circle of wool felt can be cut wlth ~,be stitched or glued on them to For Quick Results Use Our Classified the lower portion, small centerhole and slit down decorate the rickrack branches. You can ad@ to the festive ap- Charles Town, West Va. peara,nce of ~he ~ft-laden chim- ney with a five-foot Santa Claus, complete with .pack on his back shown leaving the scene. Cut fig- ure from tempered cardboard and cover with a pattern especially de signed for the purpose. For the Santa pattern, write the Home Service Bureau, Suite 2037, 111 W. Washington St., C~cago 2, Ill. BY DONALD C. CARMAN STATE TAX COMMISSIONER The potential for improvement in County government is felrt to be unlimited as the result of a meeting of representatives of elec- ted County officials called by the ,State Tax Commissioner in Wheel ing last October. Since then, a meettng of all county court members, county ily 6ifls clerks, circuit clerks, assessors, Will Hold Fam sheriffs, and prosecuting ,attorneys from the ~ta, te's 55 counties has A make-believe chimney ,easly 3, 4 and 5 for the purpose of or- been scheduled in Charleston, Jan put together with ribbon or cord ganizing the West Virginia Assoc lends a special atmosphere in the lation of Cotmty Officials. home. A reminder of jolly old St. The prime purpose of this pro Nick, it can be used as an unus- posed orga~nization will be to pro- ual p~ace for displaying gifts. Make the mock chimney from vide Wes,t Virginia's taxpayers a 4x88 foot panel of pegboard with ~e benefits resulting from close statewlde-cooperation a~- sawed into four pieces 4 feet by 2 Imng County officials, feet. Lace them together at the corners. With a roller or brush, Inrreased efficiency and reduc- ed costs of operation in County government through standardizat ion of administrative practices are one of the major objectives ~f the aew organization. This is expected to be accom- plished through interchange of ideas and statewide distribution of information concerning county M fairs. Other alms are: increased par- tici~pation in Federal programs re quiring matching funds, harmony of action among the counties in matters affecting their rights and liabilities and the secu~ng of more financial assistance from le- gitimate sources. Closer coperatio~ with officials of Municipal, State and Federal government is expected to lead to the bettermen,t of conditions gen- erally in the cotmties. The West Virginia Association will be affiliated with the Nation- al Association of County Officials and expects to participate in the national program so far as is con sistent with their own aims and purposes, :The" State Tax Commt'ssioner and Attorney General have bee~ proposed as ex officio members of l)he organization's board of direct- ors to not in an advisory ca~pacity only. EVERY FAMILY NEEDS AN ELECTRIC DRYER.--- AND SOME EVEN MORE THAN OTHERS1 POTOMAC LIGHT & POWER CO. ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY ~i:~ .? C74' special delight of the holiday season is the opportunity it brings to exchange greetings and good wisties with all our friends. We thoroughly enjoy the friendly relationship we have with you, our customers, and we'd like to express our grati- tude for your valued patronage. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all 'Charles Town, W..Va. Shepherdstown, W. Va. The shining light in children' y s...the sound of church bcUs chiming ,.. the gladsome ioy of voices rstd in tatol sing;rig .... the. spirit-lifting, heart- warming story of the Babe of Bcthlhem ,,,#ll these arc part of Christmas, and our Yuleti& wish for, you is that you may'enjoy all the blessings-of this happy, ly-,casop-in fullest measure. ! Ranson, W. Va.. May You Have A: Bright , and ,, Happy NewYear. / Weshall :do our best to please you at all times in 1960. Our ,sincere Thanks to everyone :fortheir wonderful patronage,in 19 0'