Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 21, 1960 · Page 4
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/ 10 POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD Wednesday, December 21, 1960 Poinsettia Can Be Made To Bloom Again Poinsettias which brighten the homes this Christmas can he made to bloom asmin if the plants receive proper light and temperature requirements. Once the poinsettia plant has bloomed, the red leaves will begin to tall after a week or two and the plant enters a "rest" period. It should then be stored in a cool place, in a basement or a garage, where it won't freeze, and watered a little about once every two or three weeks to keep it alive. Prone in Spring-. In the spring, the plant should be pruned so that a few main limbs are left to start new growth, planted in well drained garden soil, and left there for the summer, Shortened days of fall and win-' ter then signal the plant to pre pare itself for bloom. The plant can be brought indoors in the fall and left to continue growth at normal periods of day and night. It is also important to keep the poinsettia out of drafts and at temperatures of 65-70 degrees. Poinsettias develop "b 1 o o m" when the days are short and the nights are long. Shon periods of night caused by periods of exposure to artificial lights, however, interfere with blooming. Night lights lengthen the day, and the plant continues to act as though it is summer. Time Bloom. Maintenance of normal days and nights according to the season help time the plant mechanism to bloom during the holiday season. Blooming period of plants already in "bloom" can also be lengthened by keeping the plant away from artificial light at night. "Bloom" of poinsettia is brightly colored leaves that surround tiny creamy white flowers. HOLIDAY STOCKINGS DISCARDED TREES CAN BE PUT TO MANY GOOD USES AFTER CHRISTMAS We cannot be definitely sure how the custom of hanging stockings at Christmas began, but almost certainly it is associated with St. Nicholas. According to one story, St. Nicholas dropped some money down the chimney of a poor but proud nobleman and the money fell into stockings that had been hung by the fire to dry. Other writers credit the custom of hanging stockings to the fact that the Hollanders believed St. Nicholas rode a horse on his gift-giving trips and accordingly they would put out their wooden shoes filled with carrots or other treats for the horse. Many people find they have a problem of disposing of their Christmas tree after it is taken down. There are a number of things that can be done with it. It can be put in the yard, if you live in a cold, snowy area, and from it you can hang suet, pieces of meat and dry bread for the birds Or. you can cut off the long branches and plant them as windbreaks to protect outdoor plantings. Teepees can be built around exposed shrubs and tender plants. This will protect them from wind and prevents snow and ice from accumulating and bending the plants out of shape. Whatever you ao, don't burn it in the fireplace, no matter how small it may be. A dry tree will burn with almost the speed and fury of film or cellophane, and is dangerous. If you live in the country throw them in ditches in the fields. They make excellent shelter for wildlife. "Now When Jesus Was Born In Bethlehem of Judea" TIIE CHRIST CHILD TAUGHT THE WORLD TO LOVE For God so loved the world that .-.He gave His only begotten Son . . . From St. Matthew Chapter II How meaningful arc these words Now when Jesus was born in to day nearly two thousand years Bethlehem of Judea. the days of l {ter ' thc humble beginning of that Herod the King, behold, there 1 On0 Groat Life ^ Bethlehem. How came wise men from the east to j hol nnd purp oseful was this life Jerusalem. I .. _.. ,\. n * u „.-,,„„.. in n< U. S. AMONG LAST TO WELCOME NEW YEAR The United States, accustomed to being a world leader in many things, will always be an also-ran to Father Time until—and unless —something is done to change our present method of counting the days, hours and years. Father time serves up the New Year to Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and most of South America before he gets around to the first of our citizens in Maine. He then takes three more hours to give Californians a bright New Year, and it's two hours after that that residents of Alaska get their first- look at 1961. ! When the year 1961 is born, at] Wellingtdn, New Zealand, it will] be 7:00 a. m. December 31, in New York City (EST). Three hours later the New Year will arrive in Yokahama, Japan, and in two more hours it will have reached Bankok. When the roar of the crowds welcomes 1961 along Times Square in New York City, the New Year will be eight hours old in Moscow, six hours old in Paris: three hours old in London and two hours old in Buenos Aires. BETHLEHEM OBSERVES THREE CHRISTMASES BALTZ TV RADIOS Color — Black and White TV By — RCA VICTOR H Our best SS ^.' ^ wishes to you <'.' -c^ for a holiday season that is an open door to all good things.' THE PALM Maxine Suddendorf Florence Appel Postville, Iowa 3iai3iat3>9tatSAat3)3tSl3l3)3l9l»3)%3l3l9lK This year, as usual, pilgrims from all over the world will worship in the little town of Bethlehem, the holiest spot of Christendom. Visitors will worship in the grotto where Christ was born and in the towering Basilica of the Nativity, built during the sixth century by Emperor Justinian Yes the residents of Bethlehem, which has a far greater population than it had some 2,000 years ago, will celebrate three Christmases, rather than one. The western cHurch keeps December 25 holy. The Greek Orthodox Church keeps the Christmas according to the Georgian calendar, on January 7, and the "Armenians observe January 19. The Greek Orthodox Church and the Armenians share the Basilica, the Roman Catholics use their own church adjoining — but all three share the grotto where, traditionally, during the early hours of December 25 a tiny statue of Jesus is wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. FIRST LIGHTED TREE •The first electrically lighted Christmas tree in this country is believed to have been the one Placed in the lobby of San Francisco's Palace Hotel in . 1896 It had 500 lights and attracted widespread attention. Jerusalem. Saying, "Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship Him." When Herod the king had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him. In Bethlehem of Judea; and this it is written by the prophets. And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, are not the least among the princes of Judea; for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people of Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found Him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship Him also." When they had heard the king they departed; and, lo, the star which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young one was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary, His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod they departed into their own country another way. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord ap- peareth to Joseph in a dream, saying. Arise and take the young child and His mother, and flee into Egypt and be thou there until bring the word; for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet saying, out of Egypt have I called my son. Then Herod, when he saw he was mocked of the wise men. was exceedingly wroth, and sent forth and slew all of the children in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying: In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping, and great mourning. Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted because they were not. But when Herod was dead, behold an angel of the Lord ap- peareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 'Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they are dead that sought the young child's life. And he arose and took the' young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. I And he came and dwelt in the city called Nazareth; that it might I be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets. He shall be called I a Nazarine. i upon earth that it comes to us again and again in the spirit of Christmas to remind that thc real joy and the real goodness of life lie not in riches and gold, or self attainment, but in thoughtful nnd unselfish service and love. For He so loved the world that He taught the world to love. Through one, great and wonderful life upon earth, He set down for all mankind and for all time the supreme example of thc good life. In His every deed and action He portrayed the qualities of love and faith and kindness. These qualities—and more—arc all a part of the Christmas. But, by His example, they are qualities that should abound in our lives throughout the year. In thankfulness to God, for all His goodness and love, we should keep the Christmas in its true nnd joyful meaning, the spiritual occasion of the birth of Christ. And if we can truly keep the Christmas, then perhaps we can keep the spirit of Christ within our hearts throughout the year. Our best wista, A grateful thanks l :atesj|| our good iri -jsls whose loyal pali^ we value so highly you have a lw|J season favj happy, hearty and heal> LOUIS HALVERSON*'; EUNICE HALVERSft? BENJIE LESTINA £ LOUIS HALVERSONI CUSTOM SHELLING — BUY and SELL rnj Monona, Iowa &™ MARVIN SUCK0W JEWELER Postville, Iowa At m ^ GRiTMGS Joy to all is the message of the Christmas season. And it is in this spirit that we greet our many friends... to extend to them our sincerest wishes for lasting happiness and good cheer. *** FARMER'S COOPERATIVE SOCIETY MARVIN KRUSE, Manager Phone 19-2 Luana, Iowa I Father's Bank .... Mother's Bank.... Brother's.... ifiT^: and Sister's Too: OUR BANK IS FOR EVERYBODY! We invite every member of your family to bank with us. A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL. Our Sincere "THANK YOU" to YOU who have made our Fifty-Second Year — 1960 — another of our successful bank years. LUANA SAVINGS BANK Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. LUANA, IOWA Luana-Monona Cooperative Dafl | Luana, Iowa • * • Fornow...forihvayi... Joy to our friends and neighbors, f>eact to our nation, Good Will to all. X L0REN V. LEAS Phone 21-2 Luan*/

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