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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN Page Seven Friday, December Zl, 1D1 1. - Yule Cards Chosen urn Mnwm Tree Use Traced To Forest Legend New Year's Eve Festive Occasion For Native Scots On 'Scientific' Basis A bright high school girl has worked out a scheme for choosing 2 Cl l Christmas cards that really seem to (it the recipient. First she figures rr Legends dealing with the origin of the use of the Christmas tree go as And all good wishes to each of you for this Christmas and many. lip Christmas never aroused much enthusiasm in Scotland but on New Year's eve the Wassail bowl goes Christinas trees ure again gli'timing in the windows! Just about time for us to be thinking of how much we are indebted to you. And just about time for us to call upon two little words that carry more cheer and good will than all the big words that have ever been coined Merry Christmas Christmases to come. K i far back as the Tenth century when A 1 George Jacob, the Arabian geogra-; ! pher, declared that nil of the trees in $r?:the forest blossomed and bore fruit i ; the night of our Lord's Nativity. around, filled with savory liquid nos- F. !51 vt.. til- . i. 4f Llr -. V talgically fragrant. Floating etop the Wassail bowl, . PALACE CLUD mm '; apples stir memories of the "apple-howling" when boys switched the 'VI IS It is believed thnt Jacob's story might have b-d to the later custom of hanni.--? apples and fruits on the evergreen tree, and, as is the I OiUJllJflliir its I 7 I ..im,! good howling crop": somehow, the Kt X$V? XV? X? K?iJ Mi t. l. Mcdonald IXMUUXCIS out the pet likes and hobbies of the people on her list, and puts them down opposite their names this way: Auntie Agatha kittens. Johnny ice skating. This sort of gives her an idea of what kind of pictorial matter they'd like to see on their Christmas cards. Then for the extra special people like Mummie and Dad, and her brother in the Army, and her sister, and the nice pastor of her church ; she underlines their names a couple of times which means that they get Christmas enrds that say right on them "Merry Christina. to Mother and Dad," " Hi Sis, It's Christmas" or "Christmas Greetings to My Pastor." Then she looks for cards that will express her own personality, just as if she tuid written the verses herself. She thinks it's l"ts of fun reading through the cards, then suddenlike coming nn one that's IT. For example, she said that no matter how darling a card she saw with kittens, she wuuMn't ( n-i it to Auntie Agatha unless the verse sounded as if she herself had vrittcn it. habit in certain parts of Europe, of using a blossoming cherry sapling in the home as a Christmas tree. One August Imgart introduced the Christmas tree to America 100 years ago in Wooster, Ohio, arid, in so doing, preserved the tradition that had been handed down in Germany. In 1851, Rev. Henry C. Schwan, pastor of Zion Lutheran church in Cleveland, Ohio, put up the first Christmas tree in a chur'-h in this country, for which he and his parishion- 1.. -1 ...J u.. u llllllIl!likllii.lM;iklXXX.!il,.X...JXS:.3tMkikXr.A ft "lamb s wool (as tne aecocuon oi the Wassail bov is often called) seems reminiscent of young1 folks rushing to the nearest spring at the stroke of 12 to drink the "cream of the well" the first one so doing, might expect good luck during the ensuing year. Handsel Monday the Monday after New Year's, is traditionally the "big Day" for Scotch boys and girls: and, in addition to being the Scotch day of gift-giving, it is a day of feasting and gaiety. Small wonder, that families and friends gather on New Year's eve to "Drink a cup of kindness yet For Auld Lang Syne." Am 1 FROM er congregations 1: FRED STARNES CANTEEN pi His sleigh bells ringing, His merry voice humming. Proclaim thru the night That Santa is coming! Tell Me an Indian liK, i ' New Year's Story ? GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY &'gK W0. $M 35 i The ceremonial for the snow has passed, when enemies are forgiven and harsh words forgotten, as a new -tfm mfm m-irm mim BERTO & SON GROCERY One of the most beautiful legends concerning the Christmas tree is the ancient tale deaiina with the forester and his household, who had just gathered around the fireside on Christmas eve when they heaid a timid knock on tiie door. The forester opened the door to behold a little child shiver in- on the steps. Touched by the child's cold and apparent exhaustion, tiie forest- er took him in, arid he was welcomed by the whole family and warmed and fed. Later, the forester's son, Hans, gave up his bed to the little child. In the morning, the family was awakened by the singing of a choir of angels, and looking at their little , guest sa w him standing transfigured ; in their midst. They recognized him ; as the Christ child. As the Lord . Jesus bade the family farewell, He broke off a branch from a fir tree, ! set it in the earth, and said, "Be- t hold, I have gladly received your kind girts, and this is my gift to you. Henceforth, this tree shall al- ; ways bear its fruits at Christmas time and you shall always have abundance." The first community Christmas tree was set up in Paris, France, in 1840, but was not popularly accept- I ed throughout the world until the advent of electricity, when the light- j ing could be stabilized and proper ! trail has been blazed for all through the New Year's festivities. The story-telling grandmother has taught the ancient chants and customs through the beads of the strings of historic wampum ; but now she again has time to entertain the children. Gathered around her lodge-fire, they plead for another story with their bright eyes and shrill voices. To satisfy them, she tells an ancient legend about the clouds. "Long moons ago when the world was first made, the sky at win-te-riimf. ufiK rlniidless much as it is 31 fMA; 1 1 i'1 !: i y s f With an appreciative thanks for past favors, we extend our sincere wishes to you and yours. AT ITS BEST And all P.ocd vinhes aur- next year ana me 2 to come, wlay neaun, h-h- on clear midsummer days. The fjft be piness and prosperity yours. 01 s. Chas. ? IT RADER'S CAFE MR. and MRS. EVAN RADKR f44 VMileri. Avh, 0. efiect given to its display. Albert of Saxo-Coburg-Gotha, who came to England in 1840 to wed the young Victoria, is credited with bringing the Christmas tree to the British isles. I'rom the depths of our heart we wish to extend our sincerest Christmas greetings. We are mindful of the part you have each had in the trying days of the past year and it is because of such unselfish efforts that the American way of life will be maintained. It is our wish that you will enjoy Christmas at its best, with an abundance of good cheer, good fellowship and goodwill for alL X. BAKER'S READY-TO-WEAR. " 'MBS. MYRTLE VOfMANS, Mgr. ground was covereo wim wnuc snow and the trees, except the pines, stood bare. The cold wind whistled around the bark cabins; and with a cloudless sky, everything above and below looked dreary. "The children, too, missed the green leaves and changing colors over the landscape and they gave a wish that the sky might have clouds now and then. It is true, dark-gray, fierce-looking clouds came in great masses and covered all the sky and let down snowflakes to amuse the children. But the children also wished for bright clouds and the old bear in the sky heard their wishes. "So the old bear blew his moist breath into the heavy clouds and broke them up; he even made humps in -some-f 'thenr, and -iteld on to the corners of others, until when they passed over the village, each cloud had a different shape, some like bears, some like wild cats, some like hills and even some like AGAIN WE SAY MTC numc 101 ) MRS. JESSIE DAVIDSON MRS. KATHRYN SEEBREN MRS. BLANCHE WELKER MRS. ESTER JEFFRIES (RS. CYNTHIA KIRKMA.M MISS HELEN PHALL 0 0. at 0. 0. 0. u n 0. 0. & 1 .3k 1 0. -a " 4. THE SEASON fgj Custom Maintained ! i' "f , " " v 3 v H-rvir stai-K -n-1 ..i tj , .. i a 1 ritrlsliiuis f.ri -lh b ,:,:-' ft J ' funny people. Ever afterward, the I clouds took these strange shapes to bring smiles and imagination to all children in midwinter." Dr. ; W. WkZMfk aa88& Wk2M& MtkklStk E. A. Bates, Cornell. J A cheerlul wish for you ana yours that your happiness may be multiplied many fold. , Ninth Street Auto Service Mr. and Mrs. Corhett Kemp ' ',, , n better V : Here. I P. " v ' p visliln- ;- a Merry ..id looking: to ..ay aiit-ud. J In accurdance witn an old custom ? !ft which some say bsgan v.lien the Traditional New Year's Gifts Were Sacred The Druids distributed branches of the sacred mistletoe, cut with peculiar ceremonies, as New Year's gifts to the people and the Saxons observed the day with gifts and festivals. The Roman custom of taking gifts to the emperor was introduced into England as early as the time of Henry III. Queen Elizabeth is supposed to have supplied herself with her jewels and wardrobe almost entirely from these gifts. As late as 1692 the English nobility were accustomed every year to send to the king a purse containing gold. Under the Tudors and the Stuarts it was the habit of all classes to give presents to friends with the best wishes for the New Year. Ladies received presents of gloves or pins which were then expensive. Sometimes the gifts were wrapped in money and from this practice we have the term "pin money." Nicholas tlropped 1 i onsinal ht. ANDERSON'S GROCERY GREETING YOU purse of gold down a fireplace Pi ! it accidentally landed in a stoet " hung nearby, these youngster their stockings vita the gr . of care. t GREETINGS - 45 -r AT THE GREATEST DAY OF TKEM ALL LHE nearness of Yule-tide Once : Off Evil n s were built hails in Eng Htiae Yule Lo;r Thought 1" Centuries a-.j n. in the great baron:; SERVICE OIL COMPANY land on Ci.nstinas eve and servants J5f! "On the Hanks of tiie Waliasll" i' : f is unmistakable. Whether snow festoons the fir trees or whether earth still awaits its mantle of white, woods and fields, city and town breathe Christmas and its spirit of kindness. We sincerely hope that the Christmas season of 1944 will be richer for you, fuller, and more satisfying than for many a year, and thank you for twelve months of very pleasant relations. 1WW .1 ,i-.- President's Reception It has been the custom from the beginning of the Republic for the President of the United States to welcome the New Year by holding a reception open to the general public. On the first New Year's day after his inauguration President Washington opened his hvne to receive the brought in a log that was to burn thrn:r.:liout the Christmas feasting. It v. as customary to save a brand f fitrh year's lire to light the .j.'! une v. ilh. If the log was prop-burned i! was believed that the ( vil was powerless to do any mischief to l:.e household. One'sturv has it that stockings were orii'.ally hung by fireplaces burring Yule loss in order to absorb the odor of the burning wood anu ihns give the wearer protection from evil. ty if V if ti V V cs.4 1 people. Throughout the seven years k whieh Washington lived in Phila- ' VERMILLION COUNTY CONSERVATION COUNCIL i delphia as the capital of the nation, he continued this custom. MERRY CHklSTMAS Several Santas There are se - di 6. ' c including ; i'iV '7.UR Nick or Nicho- Kris Kringle and St j las. The or:g--.' fat. Nick was a ; hishciD who is said to have lived to i Which of yovr two hvsbamls take part in the hisTr.nc Council of Nice. This is disputed hy historians, i but he certainly lived prior to the , reign of Justinian, in whose time ; several churches in Constantinople 1 were dedicated to St. Nicholas. PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR Dear Lord, I atk The t or this Vcw Year, An extra gift of courage My little trials to hear. I ask not for weeess ; for wealth or fame or pother ; I ak for added faith To Uve life, hour by hour. Give me kindlv thought, Lord, To use for charity. I want no gold to give, I'll spend kind thoughts for Thee. Ruth Hichwine Smith. is coming homo tonight . l . i I I y Zi We have much to lie thankful for thi Christina, anil we want to expwst our tlianfct ii you. Muy thi. Christinas Heuson of 1044 be an esixtiiilly llllfip one fur yll. : 1 v ) Sprinkled With Wine Zenicans of Bosnia burn their Yule logs a day later than the rest of Europe. Just before sunrise the father drags the log into the home. As he enters the door he is doused with wine. The log itself is sprinkled with kernels of corn to assure the familj a bountiful crop in summer. English New Year The English New Year celebration was changed from December 25 by William the Conqueror, because he was crowned on January 1. dients formulrtttti t ' years ago. L ir ; candy coated, tL .i . d--fendabie, thor g"ntle, as miilior-: have proved. f ' u Convincer c- Ar-druggis . '---n.:: only ttf n j Constipation may make unyon- a Mr. or Aire. Glum. Take Nature's Ketuedy (NR 'i abletfi; . Contains no chemicals, no njio'Tals, no phenol ritfivatives. 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