CUSTOMS yian families, all laced together on —in the belief that e harmonious living pining year. In Ire- "ditional that only a Day. woman named Mary snuff the candles on Christmas Eve. In some countries, such as Nova Scotia, it is believed that bad luck will come if the Christmas tree is taken down before the end of New Year's HIGH TEST AGRICULTURAL LIME ROCK FOR CONCRETE IP AND CRUSHED ROCK AVAILABLE NOW OUR PRICES—the most reasonabla in the Postville Vicinity. tiers With .... ANK TEHEL, Postville bur Orders To .... 156 8-3515, 56 8-3532, 56 8-2456 r Stop at the Quarry on Highway 51 • Cooney Construction Co. WAUKON, IOWA Holiday Cards Are Tradition Regardless of who sent the first, Christmas cards were on sale in London shops by the end of the 1850's and became popular in the The volume of Christmas cardsl next decade In 1882, a British Americans will send this year will I company paid $35,000 for original reach an all time high of over two- i Paintings to reproduce on cards. CAROLS TRADITIONAL ON BEACON HILL and-a-half billion or an average of 14 or 15 for every person in the country. To meet the deluge, the Post Office has hired an extra quarter million workers, the senders will pay a quarter billion dollars for the cards, and the postal service will collect about 90 million dollars in postage. This staggering Christmas card trade has really become big business and is firmly rooted in the American Christmas scheme. Card sending, however, is a recent innovation when compared with all the other traditions of the Yuletide. First in England. As it is known today, the Christmas card first made its appearance in the 1840's in England. Authorities differ on which of several persons designed the earliest card. One claimant is a vicar of Newcastle, the Rev. Edward Bradley, who is reputed to have sent lithographed holiday greetings to his friends in 1844. Another claimant is William Egley, whose card was produced in 1842 or 1849, according to the way one reads the date. Another candidate is John C. Horsley. * * * * ' liiiliHiii Los |t's wonderful to receive "the world" for jstmas—but think how much more wonderful rould be if we could give Christmas to the J! If the true Christian spirit could permeate fglobe, all fear of war, destruction, extermina- , would be over. is only through the Church that Christian ichings can hope to reach to the darkest „„_ pers on earth, bringing enlightenment in their JfWjke. By proclaiming God's eternal message, the *<Bl*rch can bring the hope of peace closer to I But if Christmas is to be given to the world, i all of us must first do our part by living our own individual lives in the Christian way. Start now—by attending regularly the church of your filth. THE CHURCH FOR ALL . . . ALL FOR THE CHURCH The Church is ihc greatest (actor ca earlh for the building of chancier and good citizenship. It it a itorehouie of spiritual valuei. Without a strong Church, neither democracy nor civilization can survive. There are four sound reasons why evtry person should attend services regularly and support the Church. They aret (I) For his own sake. (2) For his children's sake. (3) For the sake of his community and nation. (4) For the sake of the Church itself, which needs his moral and material support. Plan to go to church regularly and read your Bible daily. Day Book Chapter Verm Sunday Isaiah Monday Matthew Tuesday Luke Wednesday Matthew Thursday Isaiah Friday Isaiah Saturday Isaiah 40 3 3 1-10 18-21 11-15 7-10 13-15 10-12 EN OIL CO. hdard Oil Products CORK 'S SHELL SERVICE milestone Tires LOUIS SCHUTTE & SONS Furniture — Funeral Service V AND J CAFE and Dining Room MEYER PLUMBING AND HEATING Plumbing — Heating — Wiring MOTOR CO. ivrolet — Buick - ROBERTS' SON and Seed Olds s OIL CO. amplete D-X Service IDE FOOD PRODUCTS jtPORATION i tSTATE POWER CO. le, Iowa SEA'S and Mrs. Harm Kramer >N SINCLAIR SERVICE lyear Tires The custom meanwhile had spread to America, where it was growing steadily in popularity. * Some of the Victorian cards w*ould now bring laughs. One wished its receiver "A Most Consummate Christmas and an Utterly Utter New Years." Today, selecting and addressing Christmas cards has become an annual ritual in American homes. Numerous businesses also mail messages to their customers. And one politician is reported to have sent no less than 49,000 Christmas cards last year. The problem of what to do with cards when the season is over has never been completely solved. Some hospital patients make new Every Christmas Eve the lights of Boston's Beacon Hill shine more brightly as happy carolers sing out their Yuletide greetings. The custom of Beacon Hill carols was originated by. Frederick W. Briggs, in 1895, after spending a merry and musical evening in an English town. In recent years some 150,000 Christmas celebrators have joined the wandering minstrels in celebrating Joyous Yuletide on the Hill. From the brilliantly illuminated State House to Charles Street, from aristocratic Beacon Street right over the Hill into the slum districts, old houses beam holiday tidings. Carolers stream up and down the Hill, past mansion fronts which are gaily illuminated with vari-col- ored lights. At Louisburg Square guests toast each other with eggnog ,, , . !and the evening rings with the ones from old and sell them to i S0U nds of good fellowship and the raise funds. But the supply of | echo of happy Yuletide greetings used cards appears far greater than the demand. I WRAPPING THE GIFT IS IMPORTANT JOB Wednesday, December 21, 1960 POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD 3 ANIMALS AND CHRISTMAS Possibly because animals have always been associated with the scene of the birth of the Child Jesus, children in some parts of France believe that animals arc given the power to speak at midnight on Christmas Eve. WHY DO WE HAVE CHRISTMAS? It is now the season of Christmas, 1,960 years since the Prince of Peace was born in the Fulfill ment of Prophecy, to reject a crown of gold and life of splendor for 33 dedicated years and a crown of thorns. Because He came as a leader and teacher of • men, there were those who devoted unceasing efforts to degrade and destroy Him_ Yet, in quiet, God-like manner, He walked in the valley of men, teaching the fundamental principles of life and truth by both parable and example. Because he lifted the eyes of mankind above the meaningless values of worldly power and earthly riches, He sinned against plunderers and tyrants, and for this He was crucified, n Because He called out in pain Z for the forgiveness of those who J had tortured Him and nailed His 6 body to a cross between two thieves, He set the highest example of the Golden Rule. 2 Because He came, with Divine " 1 direction, to lead mankind unto salvation, He is with us, always, o I Because of His example and 3 J sacrifice, the tyrants and plunderers who seek to conquer and enslave are eventually set aside and relegated to oblivion . . . while the lessons of His Divine teachings remain forever, showing the way toward peace on earth, good will to men. Because He is always with us, it is fitting that we observe the Christmas, the anniversary of His birth, in the hope that on this new Christmas the hearts of men ev erywhere will open up to receive ^ His most wondrous message, ? NEW ENGLAND TOTS | HAD TOYS IN 1880'S 9. Old Sturbridge Village, Massa 6 chusetts is known about the coun * try for its annual "Muster Day, + but this recreated New England town of 150 years ago also comes in for attention at Christmas be> cause of a unique collection of early American toys. In the early 1680's Christmas was just another day—unless it 2 happened to fall on a Sunday, as 2 the austere Puritans did not ob* serve the holiday. But children of a the day were like children of ev- J ery period and every country, They did have toys and playthings, Most of the toys of the day, of course, were probably hand-made carefully and painstakingly by 2 parents. Most of them were made J» of wood, although some were tin, 2 probably made and sold by the local tinsmith. The collection of toys at Old Sturbridge Village include miniature furniture pieces, doll beds, wooden rocking horses, and even a pair of ice skates. Examination of the toys of these early American children indicates that just as Christmas hasn't ,. , changed, neither has the children's * preference in toys. IT'S STOX CHRISTMAS While half of the fun of giving gifts is in the wrapping, the giver should exercise care to be certain that the package does justice to the gift itself. Plan your wrapping program carefully. Here are some helpful suggestions: 1. Do your gift wrapping on a solid surface. 2. Measure wrapping paper before cutting. 3. Fold corners carefully and fasten them securely. 4. Make bow separately, then tie or attach to package with clear tape. 5. Be sure ribbon matches colors in wrapping paper. 6. Don't use dainty designs or pastel colors for man's gift. 7. Don't use wrapping paper featuring big designs to wrap small packages. MINCE PIE The first mince pies were patterned in oblong shape, after the manger in which Christ was born. The crust of the pie represents the gold brought by the three wise men. the many spices represent the frankincense and myrrh. RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE The north sixty (60) feet of Lots One (1), Two (2) and Three (3), excepting and reserving from said Lot Three (3) the west eight (8) feet thereof. All in Block Twenty- eight (28) in Lawler's Addition to the Town of Postville, Allamakee County, Iowa. SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED Deliver your sealed bid to Keith Gray, or to Joseph B. Steele, attorney, Postville, Iowa, prior to 12:00 o'clock noon on Dec. 28, 1960. Undersigned Executor reserves the right to reject any or all bids. KEITH GRAY, Executor ESTATE OF DORA SCHULTZ, Deceased MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! ATTENTION Farm Bureau Insurance LIFE — AUTO — FIRE HAIL — FARM LIABILITY For the best Insurance service call 86 4-3158 Postville, your Farm Bureau Insurance agent. Rodney I. Smith Postville, Iowa Stark 's Sport Shop Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin » OUTBOARD MOTORS 300 BRAND NEW MODELS IN FACTORY BOXES SAVE $150.00 on small ones SAVE $300.00 on big ones We Trade — We Service — Easy Credit McCULLOCK CHAIN SAWS 200 IN STOCK All Sizes. All Parts. WE NEED USED -SAWS NOW. CHRISTMAS TOYS SAVE 10% ON EVERY ONE, 50% ON MANY. I In Spain they say, "El Natal." In Italy, it is "II Natal." Hollanders say "Krest-Misse!" In Germany, they refer ,tp "Weisnachten." In the English-speaking nations, lit is called, "Christmas." 2! I I 11 OVERLAND HATCHERY Hy-Line Chicks POSTVILLE EGG CO. Buyers of Eggs POSTVILLE FEED MILL Grinding and Mixing POSTVILLE IMPLEMENT Your I-H Dealer POSTVILLE LUMBER CO. Serving the Postville Community 5CHUTTA SHOE STORE Shoes for the Entire Family TURNER INSURANCE Insurance that Insures— Service that Endures WILLMAN REAL ESTATE Lorenz Wilhnan, Broker I I <^ ^IIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIHIIItlllllllllllllMIIIIMIIIIIIlIlllllllllllli^ U I II 11 SPECIAL PAINT VALUES HI HO! Children TELL IT TO Santa I U 11 I I V 1ATEX WALl I PAINT White & Beautiful Colon! | ONLY $£75 GAL. NYBERG'S Postville, Iowa ^MIIIIIMIIIIHMIHIIUIIIMIIIHIIMIIIIIIUIIIIIIHIIIIMHUM^ A 111 Want To See You In Postville . . . Saturday, December 24th I'm Pulling Into Town at 2:00 p. m. With GIFT For Every CHILD I'm a busy man, you know, just before Christmas. But the Postville Commercial Club and their helpers, the Postville Odd Fellows, will help me meet all the Children and I will give each one of you a big bag full of Christmas Goodies. —SANTA CLAUS, North Pole.
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