The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on March 5, 1950 · Page 16
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 16

San Bernardino, California
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Sunday, March 5, 1950
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16 SAN BERNARDINO SUN-TELEGRAM Ma1,95 THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD war Do She is a t A Tale of the Greatest Life Ever Lived Chanter 5 WHAT A ONE. THINK YOU! ! "Well. Joseph?" demanded Joachim, something like truculence in his voice. "Now vou've heard. What do you say? ' Joseph shook his head slowly and turned to the washbasin. From ' . . r , ... .1- - a jug that Mary had filled witn water ior mm oniy uie inym. uauic the carpenter poured a splash into the basin and dashed a handful on his face. n "Mary had a good reason," was his answer. "Be sure of that. Joachim's face softened. . "She must have had," he agreed. "But can you imagine what it would be? This is an unheard-of thing, Joseph. A girl does not run off from her parents." "And fi-nm her esDoused one." "And, of course, from her betrothed," Joachim agreed. "Why, only last night you two were setting tne aaie ior me weaamg. $ou suppose she got a little giaay; overcxcueu, i mean very young girl. "No not Mary," declared Joseph firmly. "There was never another so' composed as she. As serene. And," he added with an elo-f wnrds not unusual in him, "unshakeable in her purposes, ?hP lm-ps me. She is coins to marry me. Last night we made great plans Something happened after I left her, I am sure of that something good; we must believe when we do not know." GOD WILL PROTECT HER' But the same thoughts were in both minds. The great southern road was lone and difficult. "If," sighed Joseph, answering his own doubts, "she had wanted me she' would have called me. And God will protect her," he added, hie voice breaking. Joseph's faith was fully justified. As one under special protection Mary traversed the weary distance. She had walked only a few miles when a small caravan overtook her and otrerea ner a aonKey to ride to the next town. Brooding she was, all the way; the wayfarers were struck by a feeling of special separateness that distinguished her. One of the least of them, a rakehell from the Damascus bazaars, gave her a cup of flavored water late one night and whispered : ; "Where have you found such peace?" There was no mirror for Mary' to study; it would be days later before the peasant girl would notice for herself the pallor that was coming to her face and neck, arms, and the backs of her hands, like cream over strawberries; the blood-red natural color of strength and youth was giving way to some newer and purer force taking possession. 'A NEW PERSON' . Without a mirror she realized that something had taken hold of her and changed her. She felt as if she were a new person, a stranger who keeping all previous memories was nevertheless different; a mixed awarener.s of glory and humility. She felt small and weak and yet powerfully protected. This was the way she had felt ever since the Annunciation of the Angel. And this was so, even while thoughts of reality persisted; they were of Anna and Joachim a little, and of Joseph a little more. How could she tell him ? Cousin Elizabeth must advise her. It was nearing sunset of the third day when she found herself back in the tiny suburb of Ain Karim; and there was her cousin, six months big with child, sitting on the dooryard stoop. Now Mary had come all the long distance to Elizabeth, not because she doubted the angel but because she believed in him. Yet even the trust of Mary was startled at the confirming greeting she received. "Hail, Mary!" cried Elizabeth happily. "Blessed are you among women!" WORDS OF THE ANGEL The dusty figure of Mary stopped short in the road. Those very words she had heard before from the angel! "And blessed is the fruit of your womb!" "You repeat the angel's words to me, Cousin Elizabeth. How did you know?" Elizabeth embraced her, ana tnen wnispereu. OT . ZACHARY, JOHN THE BAPTIST AS AN INFANT, AND ELIZ-ABETH An interpretation of the oil painting attributed to B. E, Murello. would explain to him why she had to leave so suddenly. She remained in Ain Karim until the great day when, as the angel had predicted, a man-child, was born to Elizabeth. And, true even to the last prophetic accent of the angel, Zachary immediately found his voice again! RETURN OF SAMUEL Suddenly Samuel, the trader, returned from Jerusalem and called on Joseph. "I think," the carpenter said, "I notice a change in you, Samuel. "No, I am just the same." "Let be, then." "Please, Joseph, what kind of change did you think you saw in me? "You look hunted. And furtive! And frightened!" Samuel instantly became serious. 'There is never a moment when I am not in fear of my life. The last time I talked to you, I thought I knew all about the wickedness of Reb Naamaan. But now. . ." "Who is Reb Naamaan?" asked Joseph innocently.. Samuel whispered in his friend's ear. SPIES EVERYWHERE King Herod. We never dare mention his real name when we talk. The sound of that name in your mouth will bring a spy to your elbow instantly; if they misunderstand you, it may cost your life. So we never mention him except in code. Joseph, his deeds would shame a tiger." "More beast than man, then?" asked Joseph in a sad tone. There was a moment's silence and then Samuel came nearer Joseph, towering above him, and clamped both palms on his shoulders. Joseph, he cried, hasn't the time come for you to change your mind? How eoes it with vou? The last time I was hprp vnn wpro For Jook, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in my j moonjng about marrying some girl you never met. But you're still a pars the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And you are blessed because you have believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to you by the Lord." With a sob of relief Mary flung herself into the arms of Elizabeth Then, speaking very softly, she uttered the words of her Magnificat all unaware that the world would sing those words and pray them for thousands of years, but pouring them out for the first time in the consolation of her communion with Elizabeth: "My soul doth magnify the Lord; and my spirit nam rejoicea in God mv Savior. Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me; and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation into generations, to them that fear Him." As at last Elizabeth led her into the house, she whispered: "Do you realize that you are pregnant already?" Mary's eyes entreated her. "I have not known a man." She trembled. "Of course, beloved!" For the first time tears rolled down Mary' cheek. "You believe me. You know," she quavered. "But how can anyone else ever believe me? Will not Joseph be sure to think . . ." 'GOD WILL SHOW US . . .' "What would any man think in his place?" asked Elizabeth. "But God, Who has shown us these things, will surely show us how to talk with Joseph. Come in now. No more deep talk until you have rested." The kindness with which she was received on her arrival never once wavered in the months that followed. In her advancing pregnancy Elizabeth was not strong enough to do the housework and so Mary remained to be a maid to her until the child was delivered. At once she wrote notes home, explaining this as her intention. She also told her mother that she had passed through an experience of which it was impossible for her to write. When she came back to Nazareth she would confide everything. To Joseph she sent a dutiful and tender note, telling him that the time was soon coming when she Her father refused you, then? Come with me to Jeru- bachelor, salem "She accepted me!" protested Joseph, leaping to his feet. "We are to be married in a few days." ,"Then where is she? Where is the excitement? Where are the wedding preparations?" Joseph looked distressed. "You see, Samuel," he explained, "she has a cousin who has not been in the best of health. She went to see that cousin. I am expecting her back any day." A CARAVAN AND SONG "You're still hard to figure out," Samuel grumbled. "But look here, Joseph. I am with a caravan that rests in Nazareth tonight. Come down with me this evening to the camp fire. Let's have supper together. And sing a few songs for old time's sake.". Sunset found Joseph at the camp with his friend by a small fire of dried twigs. They ate and listened to the roistering voices of the minstrels, who sang to Dionysos, god of wine and the drama. Pagan songs, yarns, about the gods of Rome and how they mated with mortal women, breeding half-gods who always stirred up a lot of trouble in the world. "Now you're hearing something," gloated Samuel. "Not those sickening old psalms. Did you hear that song of the god and the woman?" "Yes. But their gods are not real. The singers themselves laugh at them." "Of course, Joseph. And does that not have a personal meaning for you ? Didn't you tell me a year ago that you would not fight for the freedom of the people because God promised to send a deliverer, wasn't that it?" "Right." 'AN OLD WIVES' TALE?' "Who was to be God's own son, and born of a virgin ? Am I not now quoting the prophecies?" "Yes, Samuel." "Can't you see, Joseph, that it is all just an old wives' tale told in every language? Every silly religion teaches the same thing. They all have the same story of gods having children by mortal women. You are making your decision on a fairy tale. You are believing in a universal nonsense." Joseph leaned forward, and now the light was on his face. "Tn llniVOrCnl truth " Vi tAr,1iaf4 MnfK h r o rv a iriwnnll nnnnlnl !n wide weather summary prepared by the U. S. weather bureau: j ' " - tnough sonpeo-Pressures a n d temperatures -ipe worship these fase godSi and bejeve jn mythg( tne Messiah wjl, have been rising slightly through- trend. A new storm formina in the not come just for our people, but for all-for everybody!" out the western U. S. At the same . Gu,f of Mexico nas brougnt gen.i And then before thpy cou,d more a hand wag thrust from time the precipitation area which era, rain to the southern portion the darkness behind him and tapped the carpenter on the shoulder, covered most of the Pacific north- of th, Gulf statet. Amount8 range startled, he turned swiftly, looking up into the face of Joachim. W6S,h TJZ0n St!L f ! !rom 'iBht t0 hMVy' Lake CharlM' "Peace be J'" the J" " aware of sudden northern and western portions of ; La., reported 1.31 inches, Burr-;fear. Washington' : wood' La- 2 51 inches ini Mobile,! ' ,And the be wjth you Jogeph j came QVer here tQ agk yQu Precipitation amounts early, Ala., 1.62 inches. to come to your snoPi Mary )s there waiting for you She says ghe yesterday along the Oregon and other precipitation, but gener- wants to talk with you at once. Alone." northern California coast were ally light, fell southwest of the light while the amounts having Great Lakes. Maximum temper-' Condensed from the book "The Greatest Story Ever Told" by Fulton fallen in the western section of atures yesterday in the eastern U.jOursler, published by Doubleday, Copyright 1949 by Fulton Oursler. Washington were mostly heavy. $. r0Se to the 70s only in the (Distributed by The Register and Tribune Syndicate) several stations reporieo over southern portion of Florida while two inches during the last 24 afternoon temperatures from east-hours. Elsewhere in the west ern New Mexico and eastern Iowa skies have been mostly clear. across the Great Lakes to the Maximum temperatures yester- northeastern U. S. failed to get to day were in the 50s and 60s ex- freezing. cept the higher Rockies where Freerlng temperatures this they were mostly in the 40s. On morning covered the nQrth the higher side the southwest was of the ,ine from Muthepn Kan, even more outstanding as an ex- eastern , northern South Car0. cepi.on wmi u.c .uul.,c, pu, .. Mna Temperatures below OT UIC .VUW,.C... ..... . W(.re gene(.a jn J,,,, California and many spots in the Great Lake$ an(j the California central vaneys going to New Engand area 70 degrees. Along with the rising afternoon temperature and rainfall temperatures and the general rise in nrKiir over the west the min-1 Albuquerque 58 r . . Atlanta imum icmpci atu. c iuu .is ' v Boston NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY LOS ANGELES, March 4 (LP; Following is the morning nation- zero northern northern 62 fleeting the transition as shown by Brownsville 68 I i.h rsnii 3a the temperature this morning. i Cleveland ..! n Only spots in the deep interior re gions and areas in the higher1 mountains of the Rockies fell to the freezing level. Most tempera tures were in the 40s and 50s else where in the western U. S. Hinh pressure also dominates ths U. S. east of the Rockies. ; El Centro 83 i Fairbanks 30 , Indio 86 Kansas City 54 Lo3 Angles 61 Miami 71 Minneapolis 24 New Orleans 51 New York 01. Phoenix 77 Pittsburgh 27 I Portland Mm . t Temperatures are very much on , Seattle a the cold side there but are show-j ..... to Ing a definite but slowly rising Yuma el Friday Saturday High Low Pre, 31 35 35 52 28 12 58 21 53 37 47 67 19 43 12 48 15 -9 43 46 22 55 .13 18 1 50 2.19 TO CONDUCT A MORTUARY BUSINESS PROPERLY It takes more than a neon sign to conduct a Mortuary successfully. Experience comes with years of hard work. It requires capital for proper equipment and merchandise. And most essential, it requires sane and clear thinking to help our fellowman in distress, and to make the important decision of purchasing a Funeral service within one's means. We offer this service to all, and always at a saving. ONLY DOWNTOWN FUNERAL DIRECTOR WITH AMPLE PARKING FACILITIES THE MARK B. SHAW CO., INC R. J. Filanc, Trtai. Phone 2I3I Douglas M. Shaw, Pres. 468 Fifth Slrf - K11MT Presents: Chips From the Listening Post Leo H. Cross sky "Serenade By LEO H. CROSS CHIPS CAPITOL TELEFUNKEN MICROGROOVE LP's: Some of the newest releases by Capitol in the Telefunken line are well worth a mention here and a listen on your turntables. Avail able, as are all of the Capitol pressings, in all three speeds, they are much better in the 33 LP or the 45 RPM series. Best of the group are the Tschaikow-In C Major" and the album of Johann Strauss selections. Because they are "classics" they deserve the uninterrupted treatment they automatically get in the LP line. The Tschaikowsky "Serenade," in particular, is very well done and will give plenty of lovely listening and long service. The Strauss album is a group of old favorites that never grow old and will last lots longer in the vinyl LP's than in the shel lac 78. The Telefunken series continues to make' listening friends for Capitol and these are very nice. The LP's are used here be cause I had the most opportunity to listen to them in that style pressing. They are available in the 45 RPM, and, although I've not heard these particular albums in that speed, the surface noise and quality should be more satisfactory in the smaller set. LP continues to hold the advantage in the uninterrupted category but, I think, is seldom as good quality as the sparkling 45. Try these in both and make your choice. SPLINTERS "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake" MERCURY and NATIONAL Eileen Barton, vocalist. I certainly would have baked a cake if I'd've known this was comin'. Here's one time you can have your cake and "eat" it too. It might be a little tough to chew but it sure makes mighty easy "ear digestion." Eileen Barton cut this tune first on National records. It was an immediate and smash hit. Demand was so high for the platter that Mercury was cut in for a share. Since then, many companies, both major and minor, have reached for the gravy too. Many good records of this fine novelty are on the market but la-Barton continues to get the best gravy. She was there fustest with the mostest in this case. Eileen Barton is fairly new on the record scene but Mercury and National are old enough at the game to make the gal really sompin'. So, drag out the coffee cups, fill 'em up and sit down with Eileen. And if she'd a know'd you was comin' she'd a baked a cake. I'll bet it could have been entered in the National Orange Show bake contest too. FRAGMENTS CAPITOL RECORDS: "Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight" aenny strong: This is one I'd rather not do any field research on but it is a real nice little silly for listenin' and contemplatin'. Benny is still going strong and although that may be a lousy pun the near three min utes of discussion a-la-spearmint-on-the-bedpost is worth the trou ble it won't be to listen to this'n. "It's Great To Be Alive" Mer cer-Stafford, vocalists: It sure is and on this tune they sure are! Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford join the ranks of the twosomes reaching for the toothsome popularity current for duets. They get it too. Yep, it's real great to be alive and it's gonna be even nicer as long as we can listen to goodies like this. Flip side is the "yodel song" where "T;hey Talk a Different Language" but it's understandable and understandably good. MGM RECORDS: "Big Movie Show in the Sky" Blue Barron and orchestra: That "Big Movie Show in the Sky" is well directed by the ever-busy baton of the Blue Barron. The cast is the group who go along with him and back him up solid in the supporting roles. Ticket to this show is mighty cheap. Just buy the record and it's yours for as long as you want to look or listen. Good! "C'est Si Bon" Johnny Des mond, vocal: The title and the pronunciation may not make much sense, but the music backing and the smooth handling by the ever and ever better and better Johnny Desmond makes lots of sense to anyone with an ear for the sweet and easy. In fectious is the word for this one. The music isn't "hot" but its possibilities are. LONDON RECORDS: "Johnson Rag" Jack Teter trio: London Records continue to STARTS TODAY "Samson and Delilah," Cecil B. DeMille's col. orful production of the well-known biblical story, opens today at the Fox theater, 372 Court street. Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature play the lead roles in the much-publicized film. SAMSON AND DELILAH1 OPENS AT FOX TODAY "Samson and Delilah," lavish religious spectacle, will open in San Bernardino today at the Fox theater, 372 Court street. Cecil B. DeMille, noted for his extravagant productions, has used every resource to add to the coIo;., V i of the production. Lead roles hi?) the technicolor film are filled by Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature. The- motion picture will run through March 9 at the Fox theater. Central Baptist Church to Present Filmed Sermon "Pay Day Some Day," a filmed sermon by Dr. Robert G. Lee, president of the Southern Baptist convention, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at the Central Baptist church, 675 H street. Dr. Lee, who has been pastor of the Bellcvue Baptist church, Memphis; Tenn., for the past 26 years, has preached this sermon throughout the United States. This will be the first time the film has been shown in the west, however, according to the Rev. Harold W. Hendricks, pastor of the Central Baptist church. The Rev. Mr. Hendricks ex plained that the sermon is evan gelical and non-denominational and that the public is invited to attend. No admission will be charged. Working with the pastor in arranging the program have been L. K. Bostwick, J. L. Col-lingham and Hervey Hudson. Southwest Museum Official to Speak Miss Ruth D. Simpson, assistant curator of the Southwest museum, will be guest speaker at the meeting of the Orange Belt Mineral-ogical society Tuesday night at 7:30 in the social hall of San Bernardino Valley college. Miss Simpson's topic will be "Archaelogical Sites of San Bernardino County and Southern Cal-ifornia." Members of San Bernardino County Historical society will also take part in the meeting. make some of the finest listening ever grooved and continue to get too little play for them. That is, of course, only my opinion but I think maybe it might be yours too, if you hear enough of the goodies like this one by the Teter trio. Drive a-plenty and listening is good. PILES HEMORRHOIDS GO WHILE YOU WORK NO SURGERY NO PAIN Quick Relief No Injections Examination Without Charge OR. R. E. 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