The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 23, 1964 · Page 16
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\ PAGE 4 THE TIPTON DAILYTRIBUNE Wedtwsdoy.Dec23.1964 O Holy Night' in Art Seeking Log Was Family Affair The traditional Yule log survives today more in art, song and story than as an actual "blazing Yule." After' all, n o t every home has a fireplace nowadays, and even when a fireplace exists, its proportions are usually far from sufficient to accommodate the Yule logs of yesteryear. During ancient times in England, however, it was^a solemn family ritual to select the log, dry it and burn it according to custom. Logs from fruit-bearing trees were preferred. The whole family went along to select the log, as this was thought to bring good luck for the coming year, and to frighten away any witches. If the log burned out quickly, or did not burn brightly,, it meant'bad luck ahead. On Christmas morning, the children of the household beat upon the log and called for gifts to come forth. They were scolded by their parents, sent outside and, after a time, called in to open the gifts, which had been set near the log. From 'Nativity' To 'Adoration' AS THESE PAINTINGS tell the story of the first Christmas, they also reflect the world of the early Renaissance, iri advanced techniques and a newly-lifelike mode of art. All are from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. "THE NATIVITY." (left) was painted by Flemish artist Petrus Chrisfus about 1440-50. From the Meloln Collection. # -fr "& "ADORATION OF the Magi," (above) is the work of Giovanni di Paolo, a 15th century Sienses. Mellon Collection. it- -& TWO ARTISTS painted this "Adoration of the Magi" (righ.) begun by Fra Angelico and completed by Fra Fillipo Lippi about 1445. Samuel H. Kress collection. 'Jingle, Bells' Sings Of Snow and Sleigh '•Dashing thro' the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh; O'er the field we go. laughing all the way; Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright; What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight "A day or two ago I thought I'd take a ride; And soon Miss Fannie Bright was seated b y my side. The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seem'd his lot; He got into a drifted ban. and we, we got upsot. "Now the ground is white; go it while you're young; Take the girls tonight, and sing this sleighing song. Just get a bobtailed bay, two-forty for his speed: Then • hitch him to a n open sleigh, and crack! you'll take the lead:" . Refrain: "Jingle, bells! Jingle, bells!Jingle all the way! 0! What fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!" Although it says, not a word about Christmas, the song, "Jingle, Bells." is now a familiar part of the holiday season. The spirited description of "Dashing Thro' the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh" conjures up visions of the old-fashioned Yuletide nearly everyone remembers — or likes to think he remembers. Usually it is thought of as "Jingle Bells," but early copies of the song show that the title was really meant to be "Jingle, Bells" — with a comma -added to make it a command to the bells to go into action. Both the melody and lyrics were written by James Pierpont, who was the son of a minister and who ran away to sea at the age of 14. • Pierpont wrote the song in the late 1850's, according to Encyclopedia Americana. H e was then living in the Boston suburb of Medford where, at the time, the only piano in the entire village was located in the parlor of Simpson's Tavern. It was there Pierpont picked out the "Jingle Bells" melody. WINTER SCENE .. .Tike a painting of an oldtime village is this winter scene at famous Sun Valley, Idaho. The sports resort bustles with activity, both winter and summer. Stocking Up Starts With Santa Santa Claus. envisioned today as a jolly, cheerful man with an affinity for children, was a romanticist too, according t o legend. The first Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, started the custom of hanging stockings by the f this most joyful of holiday seasons, ! ve greet you with sincere good wishes and warm appreciation. Merry Christmas! Kessler Auto Parts chimney when his' romantic heart was touched, and he gifted the three bags of gold marriageable daughters with gold for their dowries. Desiring anonymity, he tossed the hree bags of gold through the window, or, a s some tell it, down the chimney. One of the bags landed in a stocking which had been hung up to dry on the mantelpiece. Hanging up stockings thus became part of the-holiday ritual. ' [s we Journey along the road of life, may the light of,the Christmas star hearten and inspire us, strengthening our resolve to do all we can to achieve lasting peace on earth. MASTER FEED and SUPPLY Merry Christmas Merry Christmas We're thankful for our many, friends and wish them happiness at this very special time. Merry Christmas I TIDLER ELECTRIC SERVICE Happily, we welcome the ' opportunity to come into your homes at this joyous time, with our thanks for your patronage, our greetings and wishes that you may enjoy the very best the holidays can hold. Clyde Overdorf Motors Inc. CLYDE OVERDORF EUGENE OVERDORF GEORGE OVERDORF WALTER OVERDORF JERRY OVERDORF MARY BAER. HERMAN SCHULENBERG RAY ROSE JUNIOR DAVIS TOM TEMPLE •»• ""vE 'fi i.'.-u^AV** M'* -"V ' " " " 1 r ~ ir "-" r f-t^"'^ ,fa *r^'-^" l i-"rr- fc ^ , ^'T'* •** " * w "^ r "•-''•flt J*

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