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EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, December 14,1961 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. BETHLEHEM OF JUDEA was a very small town. Visitors there from the big city of Jerusalem could very well have remarked, as our urban friends do today, "nothing ever happens in a small town." But long ago an event occurred that changed the world for all time. And it happened in one of the less desirable housing units of a very small town. - o - THE PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM went about their business unaware that the long awaited Messiah was already in their midst. A handful of shepherds came in from hills with the unlikely story of some angels announcing the birth of a king. But then, sheep herding is a lonely Job and during a long watch it's pretty easy to see things that aren't there. - o- I DOUBT VERY MUCH IF Bethlehem had a newspaper nearly 2,000 years ago. Even if there had been one, perhaps the Birth would not have been noted in it. A rumor of a new king wouldn't set so well with the then current administration and small town newspapers have to stick pretty much to the proven facts. Legal notices are good bread-and -butter publishing. - o- IF THERE HAD BEEN A WEEKLY newspaper - the Bethlehem Bugle for example, the December issues of 1,965 years ago would make interesting reading. First issues would carry a decree reading something like this: "To the Citizens of the Roman Protectorate: You are hereby notified that each of you shall proceed within 30 days to the city of your lineage to register and be taxed in compliance with the law that was first established when Cyrenius was Governor of Syria. Failure to comply within the'allotted time limit will incur the penalties of Immediate property confiscation and arrest by the Emporer's soldiers (Signed) Caeser Augustus Emporer of all Rome. (Countersigned} His Majesty, King Herod. (Published Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 in the Bethlehem Bugle)" - o- BETHLEHEM WAS THE CITY of the descendants of David. There was a great deal of civic pride in this fact for the prophets of old had foretold that out of this family would come one who would save Israel. As the people returned to register and be taxed we can imagine that the residents of Bethlehem had many visiting relatives and much social activity - all to be noted in the Bethlehem Bugle. THE AROUND BETHLEHEM column would be full of items such as this, "Mr. and Mrs. A. J. David are being visited by Mr. David's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A, B. David of Nazareth. They have returned for the registry and are former Bethlehemites. Friends of the visitors have planned several parties in their honor." - o- ADVERTISED FOR SALE in the Bethlehem Bugle might be, "Fresh Temple-killed Goat Meat — 3 Ibs. for 1 sheckle." And, "Get your new donkey during our special December promotion— 6 sheckles down, 1 sheckle per month - highest trade-in value on your old animal - Ali Abed - 'The Wildest Trader in Town'" And there might be an announcement that a new shipment of loin cloths, in the latest colors, had just arrived from Persia. - o- THE EDITORIAL PAGE would undoubtedly contain a protest about the high rate of taxes. Those were trying times for the ordinary man and the high cost of living was being felt. "Shall it be swords or butter?" the editor might ask. "Seventeen million sheckels appropriated for the armament program 1 We realize that preparedness intimidates our potential enemies, but is it not also true that the funds already raised might be more economically spent instead of burdening the tax-payer with still further revenue bites?" - o- SOMEWHERE IN A DECEMBER issue of the Bethlehem Bugle, the local hostelry might take out a little ad reading, "Notice 1 Due to the influx of visitors and the quartering of the Emperor's soldiers, we regretfully announce that there is no room at The Inn." -o- THE STRANGE LIGHT IN THE sky over Judea during that December of long ago would probably be the subject for the headline story. People hadn't taken to orbiting the earth just yet, but the National Observatory at Jerusalem would undoubtedly be called in to comment and just why the star seemed to pause over such a non-strategic point as Bethlehem would be a controversial subject for the astrologists. - o- JONG HEROD MIGHT BE QUOTED AS seeking the object of the star so that he, too might worship as the visiting digni- , taries from the east said they were going to do last week. In the coffee houses where the men gathered and at the wells where the women went to get the wash water, there would probably be much speculation on just how advanced was their own government's anti-missile program. - o- IN A LITTLE STABLE BACK of the inn, a man from Nazareth would be watching over his sweet young bride. He'd be worried because her time was near and this stable where the animals lay sleeping was the only place he could find to shelter them from the cold. - o- THE BABE WAS BORN! He was born to be a King but only a few people besides His mother knew His province was not to be confined to earthly boundries. - o- THE PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM went about their business. They were too human, too filled with this world's trivia, even as we are today, to realize that God had become incarnate in their midst. - o - THE EDITOR OF THE Bethlehem Bugle, if there had been such a paper, might have closed the office a little disgruntled because there didn't seem to be much to write about this week. He'd be unaware that he had just missed the second greatest news story of all time. The supreme story in the history of the world was to occur about thirty years later. It has to do with an empty tomb. St. Joe Trojans ST. JOE - St. Joe Trojans held their monthly meeting Nov. 28 with Marvin and Allan Kohl- haas hosts. The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Robert Plathe. Roll call was answered with what you would like for Christmas. 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