Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1957 · Page 59
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 59

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
Page 59
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Christmas Observance Assumes Many Forms The real and beautiful meaning| giver in other. countries. He is, and spirit of Christmas is the only however, a composite of many of aspect of the gift-giving holiday those "Santas" across the seas, that is shared by all the civilized j Bayberry candles are an origin- nations of the world. Greetings, the spiritual beslower ation of the American settlers—and Lhe poinsettia plant is a native of of gifts, dates of celebration, tra-i tropical America. ditions and superstitions are unique in each land or region. December 25 is, however, generally ihe red letter day. "The melting pot of the world" applies to the American Christmas celebration as well as to its pao- ple. Here, as in no other land, more ot these ideas and ways-o[doing are ir.termingled, though our Christmas most closely resembles that of the English. • But, America, too, has one really unique "tradition"—Santa Claus! The jolly fellow we see around at Christmas is not the same gift- In Norway, "Julenissen," a gay elf, arrives on Christmas Eve as shouts of "Gledelig Yul" ring out. ."St. Nicholas" dressed in black robes rides over.the house tops on a white steed on December 5. He visits the children of Austria, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Greece. "Joyeux Noel" is the happy French greeting and "Pere Noel" is the bearer of .gifts. Italian children are visited by "La Befana," a good fairy, on January 5, the Eve of Epiphany. 'Buone Feste' Natallze" is their greeting. "Feliz Navidad" is the phrase of the day, January 5, in Spain. There the Three Wise Men fill the children's shoes with gift's. "Lan Khoony-Khoong," meaning "Nice Old Father," fills oddly- ihaped stockings made by Chinese children. The Christ Child Himself, traveling on foot, visits the children of " ermany. "Froeliche Wienachten," they say on- that day. St. Lucy brings gifts to the children of Denmark and Sweden. She gives the girls of Switzerland gifts as Father Christmas makes the joys happy. Other "Santas" are "Father Frost" in new Russia and "Bab- oushka" to the old Russians. 'Father Christmas" goes to England, "Good Stars from Heaven" send down gjfts to the young ones in Poland and the Slavic countries. "A Host of Angels" shower gifts Our sincere thanks for your loyal patronage, ancf may this holiday season be one that you will always look back on with the greatest of pleasure. Smith's Market 17t'n and George Streets Logansport Our thanks to you for being such good friends to our firm—to each of you a warm and friendly wish Jor a MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS The Heppe Co. over Hungary. Gay elves appear with gifts in Finland. "Papa Noel," who looks much like Santa Claus but enters through windows, is found in Brazil. In Bulgaria, it's "Grandpa Kole- dai}" who arrives on Christmas, but there the children's big holiday is New Year's Day. In Scan- danavia "Santa" arrives riding a goat. The Merry Christmas greeting in other lands is: "Vesele Vanoee" in Bohemia and "Chestita Koleda" in Bulgaria. "Sretan Bojic" is said in Croatian. In Sweden it's "Glad Yul"; in Wales, "Nadoljg Llawen; in Ukrania, "Srozhdestvom Krisovym"; in Portugal, "Boas Festas." These and many more are the interesting, exciting customs and greetings that make up the Christmas observances throughout the Christian world. Historic Newspaper Collection at U. C. BERKELEY, Calif. — A worldwide collection of historically important newspapers has been catalogued ' for use at the University of California Library after more than 20 -years of work. The collection, purchased in 1935 from M. Leon Clerbois, a former city official of Brussels, Belgium, include? newspapers from throughout' the world. They date from 1631 and cover most extensively French history up to the early years of the present century. The newspapers report such events as the Battle of Waterloo and the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 in Paris. About 96 per cent' of the U.S. farms and ranches are family op- erated, the same proportion as at years ago. Let the smiling faces and happy hearts fulfil our fondest Christinas wishes for you and your family! Tfto&Uti LAUNDERERS—CLEANERS—FURRIERS ESTABLISHED 1893 I o our 'family* of cfieritheJ friend^ tea *>!0h the joy* of a good oU-fafhionaJ Chriatma* AnJ along tc!th cur gr.Attingt, we'd Ilka to fend our sincere thanks for the opportunity of tffvinff . A// our patron* THE KELLER co. and Employees 503-505 Broadway ttASG^ Purcell's Cafe-Bar 931 Linden Avenue prayerfully, joyfully, we greet Christmas. May the Christ Child's message of love and (tope jladden your heart and enrich your life Alder Coal & Fuel Oil Co. 1403 Woodlawn Phone 4422 * n.Vt'e hoping that all our good friends whom we have had the pleasure to serve for so long will haws the merriest Christmas ever. BEACHLER FOOD SHOP 910 21st SI "George and Ginny" Bolin's Donut Shop Corner of 14th and Broadwar mm. • « • . .... .•• • •••«». ,•• •• -. ;:.•-..* •* .-• .•• .:••• •. •• • • • V .X a * • ^Ve gladly join in the spirit of the season, and heartily extend our very best wishes, our warmest greetings to all out many friends. May the holidays hold for yoo the riches of friendship..,the treasures of happy bouts with loved ones.~the priceless joys of good health and contentment,, •** FANSLER LUMBER CO. FANSLER, DEMPSEY & MORRIS AGENCY FANSLER REALTY CO.

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