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THE DAILY CLINTONI AN Page Tfiree Ei-May, December 22, 1944. The Whiskers Tickle 1 )A1 ' '"4 Great Christmas Carols Work of Inspired Clergy 35 : i n i extend to you our best wfcJics for a X4 r-i hopp k.li'luy scuiuii and for -even more . Since that first Christmas when 1 u nnHnia Bnn unWu in Clnd on It's about time you showed up! We've been looking for you for a whole year ond you're needed right now. Not so much for the gifts you may bring, but because the folks in America need your ur r.,ucce in I he year, to come. Miy )" ivory da-cim be realized in I he Hew Year, cheerful presence to prepare them for the ob A A A a A A A A A A A A A A A A I A i A A A A A A A A A A A A i A stacles of the next twelve months. We're glad you're here because of the i TO EVERYBODY 9 CLINTON BOTTLING WORKS If V V i i"c Bi'S'a nans " Highest," music has been a vital part of the holiday season, schools, churches and homes ring with joyous hymns and songs. The first singing of carols in the streets, we are told, was in the year 1224. When we think of Christmas we think of the pictures you see on Christmas cards of houses almost buried in snow, candles burning in windows, and carolers grouped around a doorway, singing with all their hearts to the distant peal of church bells. Christmas must have been picturesque in those days, no automobiles whizzing by, just the merry Jingle of sleigh bells. "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" wag written in 1730 by Charles Wesley, younger brother of John Wesley, who founded the Methodist denomi things you stand for and the happiness you bring, the feeling of comradeship that prevails everywhere you go. So, Santa, when you pause in your rounds, be sure to remember the folks in this community. They are a deserving people, as m- ji ; v- jaw va sasa sira yam i HERBERT SAMPSON'S GROCERY fine os they make them, and as you visit among them, tell them for us that fit wish them a joyous and contented FAIItVIEW FOR A HAPPY Maybe it was Santa's beard that frightened this Philadelphia youngster upon his first introduction to that amiable old gentleman. It won't take long, however, for Santa to dispel any and all fears. A A A A A A A A A A nation, but was not published until 1856. Inspiration for the poem came to Wesley as he walked to church one Christmas morning. Bishop Phillip Brooks, vector of McCRACKEN'S MARKET Just a few words of Christ-itiias greetings to you, our friends. May this be a happy and memorable occasion from which you will derive much pleasure and contentment. We ...;..u . .. - Tin . njf... the Holv Trinity church in Fhilaaei. A A A A A Scot Private Tells How 'Silent Night9 Stilled War Guns phia, was asked by his Sunday school children to write a Christmas song, so in 1868 he produced "Oh Lit tie Town of Bethlehem." After writ f .wish yvu tn jncny, muuy i Christmas and a Happy New Year MMlIl(ClCI(tlC(lClCiCWfeCCC,C(l(lCWl(l,,(l',,,(,c'(,(,C'( ing the hymn, he went to the church organist and asked him to furnish a '. 20? ' ' ' CHARLES CUEL'S SINCLAIR SERVICE STATION 7- YOU HIE 'RUST, It was Christmas Eve, 1914, between Armentiers and Arras, while Gordon Highlanders huddled in trenches when somebody remembered the day. "Jim, let's sing," one said to Private James Sutherland-Watt of Norfolk, Va. Jim pleaded off, but someone else started "Silent Night, Holy Night," and soon Jim and the whole Scot regiment had joined in. When the last refrain subsided, from the opposite trenches arose other voices attuned in "Stille Nacht." Then all night long Christmas carols rang from trench to trench in strange tongues while cannon and flares from other sectors lit the sky. At the customary "zero" hour, the British soldiers saw gray-clad figures making their way out of the opposite trenches. A few shots were fired. Then it was seen that the Germans carried no arms. Scots leaped from their trenches, likewise unarmed, only to be ordered back. We loss a holly wreoih Tnlo the air, as a Christmas salule lo oil Our men and women in service1 We welcome ihose home (or the holidays as heard-ly os we will welcome all, upon that glorious day when they cortie J 'home to slay " A I y ? I I If A No doubt you've a lot of loit minute things to do getting reody for Christmas. Who isn't excited on this great occasion. Just take a moment, please, to read our ex- ) tune. The organist, Lewis H. Meaner, says the air came to him in a Christmas dream, and it was finished for the next day's services. Origin of 'Silent Night.' But most beloved of all Christmas music is "Holy Night, Silent Night," written, we are told, by Father Josef Mohr, who found himself without means of music for the Christmas services because mice had eaten the bellows of the church organ. Father Josef was greatly troubled over the calamity, and as he returned from administering rites to a dying woman he stood on a hilltop, at midnight, and it came to him that it must have been just such a silent night that the Christ child was born, so he went home and composed the words to our famous Christmas hymn. Then, of course, it needed music, so he went to his old schoolmaster, Franz Gruber. And so Franz played his guitar and Father Josef sang a Christmas hymn that will never die. Few think of this lovely hymn without remembering how we watched our radio dial at Christmas time for its rendition by one of the most beloved of singers, Madame Schumann-Heink. Oh, those were days of simplicity, when rectors casting about for suitable Christmas programs turned poets, and organists turned composers to furnish the music, music that goes on forever. They would, indeed, be gratified if they could hear our present Christmas day programs, pouring out of a little cabinet in the corner, their labors of love have come a long way from that steel guitar and a gentle voice replacing a nibbled bellows, they'd be surprised to learn their flock now does its Christmas shopping to their inspirational tunes. V pression of good will. We wont you to have oil the goad fortune which is so deservedly yours, ond may the New Year fee each of you hoppier than ever before. ROMA HOTEL St y i i I S r The warmth of the Yuletide is in our every wish for all our friends this Christmas. May ojr loved ones soon return safe and sound ' tiiit we may together know Peace on Earth St THE SECURITYLOANCO. fciforc another year passes. St VOTO HARDWARE I ".losttl'H" !i:t:t X. MniU S(.i KJCII) t" vm'nwrawnmmwwm"'im'('''(in'n'n'KI Reindeer Often Figure in Northern Myth and Legend Reindeer figure often in northern myth and folklore. One version of the legend of Wayland, the smith, Wayland and his two brothers leave Finland for the south on their reindeer-drawn sleighs. The mountain elves try to stop them and Way-land's brothers lash their reindeer to force them by the elves. Angry because the three are deserting their homes, but even more because of the blows given the patient deer, the elves curse the two brothers, singing: "Because Slag fid struck his reindeer Because Eigel struck his reindeer Our hatred shall follow you." Wayland they also curse for leaving Finland, but because "he struck not his reindeer" the curse is milder. The two brothers die violently and tragically, but Wayland, after many troubles, wins back the wife he had lost and becomes the "Smith of the Gods." iiiJ.i&siXiikk0k.i.kxk.l...Jit.Ji.liMix2 . r- J iriZtma Our little m r t a g e of Clnislnias Greetings seems trivial when we pause lo ponde- uf the value that we place Upon your .goodwill and 1 friendship. Were it po.silile. iwfed f each personally to express these sentiments with the genuine feeling that we have, for you, our friends. . We salute you at Christmas! May the occasion le one of unbounded" happi-. liess. ,. f) SflLUT Another year is neatly ended. All of us have had our disappointments and successes, hut ue should he. thankful for our share of pood health, goodwill and friendships all necessary to hapitincss and contentment. The season's hesl he yours uhat more can tie wish for you and those fou love? DON'S STANDARD SERVICE . St. Nick Shied From Attention for His Gifts The stocking custom is said to have started with St. Nicholas, original of Santa Claus, a Greek bishop, Nicholas of Myra, who lived in the fourth century. He was both generous and shy, and hated to be thanked for the presents he was continually making to those in need. Once he climbed to a roof top and dropped a purse of gold down the chimney so that he would not be seen. The money, instead of falling in the fire, lodged in a child's stocking that had been hung up to dry on the mantelpiece. His act became known, and thereafter whenever unexpected gifts came from unknown sources they were attributed to St. Nicholas. TO YOU AT CHRISTMAS To Our Many Personal Friends end Customers Cave of the Nativity Now Religious Grotto The "stable" in which Christ was born does not conform to the modern conception of the word. In Biblical times, places of shelter were hewn in rocky ledges: Judean travelers, frequently housed in such caves, welcomed joint tenancy with beasts because of the extra warmth provided by animals' bodies. The birthplace of Jesus was such a cave. Now a grotto beneath Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, the entire surface has been elaborately ornamented. Pilgrims .to the shrine often wish, nonetheless reverently, that its original simplicity might have been preserved in which eternal stars "Looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus Asleep. in the hay." CLINTON AUTO CO. Handy Man S. O. HARLAN HARDWARE 3k mm i Yzy''m i m 1 ii ROY SNOW, Mgr. wtv.'t.ft'e.ft 'ic,'ltle'lt': t'tiSist' t''tt"'ctf ee.iss,!t "! Jo CHRISTMAS S CHRISTMAS UI-IKISI MAO lj. ftraw ' Influenced Customs The Germans, perhaps more than any other colonists, inlluenced Christmas customs in the United States, which celebrates Christmas more extensively than any other. Our concept of Santa Claus is wholly from Germany, and the Christmas tree in the home is another custom that came over with German emigrants in the last century. flTmTJk I MO flflOTHtfi I ' ' " 1 s A i CHR Mott a CHRi 0 y CHR MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY In Dance Measure Christmas carols were in dance measure at first. The word carol rnmps from "corolla." a rinp. hp- Typical AMERICAN CHR CHR , CHR CHR CHR cause the song was for a ring dance. Proof that a sailor is always bandy man to have around is furnished by these two girl workers at the Brooklyn navy T.M.C.A. Here a kind-hearted sailor leads a helping thumb to gift wrapping operations performed in one of the I'SO centers operated by the 44 Y." Loud Welcome Spanish settlers brought the custom of hailing Christmas with firecrackers and bonfires, a procedure that astounds northerners in Y U L E T I D LOYALTY works . both ways. You have bean loyal to us, and we are loyal to you. To you, our friends, who have so helped us to make 1944 successful, we send the friendliest of CHRISTMAS GREETINGS NATIONAL CAFE TAT ami I.AK A SMITH Old Custom Christmas caroling was a thriving custom in England of the fourth A A I CHR CHR CHR i We'd like to see each of you jrersonally, oj course, to utsh you all the good things ue can think oj for you and yours. May this message convey lo you our sincere admiration and appreciation oj those uhom it is our pmilege to serve. Your friendship is valued most highly and because of these fine associations, ue uelc omt the chance to say. "MERRY CHRISTMAS." LUCKY STRIKE BOWLING ALLEY Yule Log From pagan Scandinavian worship of Thor comes the Yule log, lighted with a brand from last year's log. St i CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS 0SM0N BROTHERS Band Test Experienced gardeners test soil with a squeeze. If the soil sticks tr-gether after pressing in tlie hand, it is still too wet to work, but if it crumbles apart, it is (cady. " Holstetn Sale During 1943, there were 138 reported auction sales of Holsteins in the U. S. in which 9,190 head sold for $3,154,665.50 to make a general average of J343.27.