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   Northen Log, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1977, Bemidji, Minnesota                                Offering Total Market Coverage of the North Country I 30 Bott Published in combinalion with THE 12 PAGES OCTOBER Wood chips On the inside Cauliflower Cabbage with a college education 2 The man who ran from Red Lake to Paul 4 Mihnesotans favor faraway vacations 5 Gome of the week Bagley school levy 6 7 Walker brothers billed as Beaver stars of future Featuring correspondents from the outlying communities Nutcrack or Halloween It smacks of the supernatura goblins and other weird wooly beast not to mention things that go bump and might jump out at you in the Halloween conjurs up all these even to the not so vivid And to those who are the least bit superstitious You wont find them abroad on that no because that is the night that the spirits or so tradition Halloween is also known as All Hallows Eve and because it is the vigil or eve which precedes All Saints a father of the Greek church who died in 407 refers to an Antiochan custom of commemorating martyrs on the Sunday following The precise date of 1 is supposed to have been fixed for the observance by Gregory who was pope from 731 to on dedicating an oratory in to all according to the 1964 edition of the Encyclopedia Americana is associated in the popular imagination with the prevalence of supernatural influences and is clearly a relic of pagan It is believed in part to be descended from the ancient Britons summer festival in hjnor of the They believed that on this occasion the lord of assembled the spirits of those who had died in the preceding year and who for thier been confined in the bodies of lower Robert Schauffler in his book Halloween states that in addition to being descended from Druidic our Halloween is almost equally descended from the ancient Roman festival in honor of the goddess of fruit and who was honored about the first of Halloween has also been nicknamed Nutcrack Night and Snapapple probably because fruit and nuts were symbols of the gods gifts at harvest and apples and other harvest symbols such as the pumpkin continue to play an important role in Halloween Bobbing or ducking for apples is a traditional gome which may have originated in England and is a popular Halloween event in this country as There are many superstitions connected with them concern It is for that if a girl sleeps with the apple Be on the alert more potentstay at dressed in If you dont or costumes for if you dont be so preoccupied Halloween fun experls call on let down their guard to assume their could be a fatal also in making Be particularly cautious in residential neighborhoods in which children may be slreets safe for spooks on They suggested Never lei a child go out trickortreat or wilh other children to they are accompanied doorbells or engage in they can drop out other activity on long enough to get without parental make Halloween a haunting That is the appeal of Be especially careful to clean headlights and make certain that the youngsters in your charge cross strcels at of Safety and Research of tha Combined Insurance Company lo assure the maximum visibility and look more often lo right and left and obey all traffic and pedestrian Make sure thai children as it cautions motorists to beware of tiny spooks and ghosts on Be constanlly vigilant lest a child dart inlo the see adequalely through their eerie Many disguises are so complete that let on Every year many children die or are injured in between two parked cars and into the path of your and watch oul severely limit the wearers vision this has been he cause of tragic occur when motorists do not see the tiny wraiths as hey dart into venturing into unusual such as on center lines and on thai coslumes fit properly and have no loose ends to trip or to trip of young goblins Give the Every child should be should take greater precautions to safeguard their the person the rightofway even if you would not normally do II may visible to motorists through he use of colored or reflective Flashlights wheel also must a moment longer to a must on of the responsibility you are goingbut Combincds the streets safe be certain to vigilance squad according to make Ihc holiday a And as on every nighl for bobbing for Combined of the do not pulling Safety Code partaking of popcorn balls and the following measures If you sorts of games and drink hard telllngat she won under her she will surely dream of her Another superstition states that if a girl eats the apple while standing in front of a mirror while combing her her future husband will look over hotshoulder into the but if she turns be will There is no way lo toll how many superstitious young ladies have stood before their mirrors at spooky stroke of midnight Another romantic custom was for a young lady to throw a ball or skein of yarn out her while holding one end of the yarn in her An apparition of her future the superstition would rewind the ball and leave it under her It is believed that a good many clever young men had a fine time pretending to be Another old English which has found its wny to at least parts of this is chalking of ruffians now engage in this custom whereby you clap someone on the back and wish them aliappy and run away quickly before they realize your band was full of which apparently has been practiced for generations in England and stems from the belief that the sun the whitener has entered the back side of its cycle and the chalking of backs symbolizes that the White Gods rule has Then there is the legend of the white more feared by those who know of it than any Schauffler stales The superstition is that when a having loved not wisely but too dies of a broken her sp iri t comes back In the shape of a white hare to haunt her The phantom follows him and is invisible to all but Ultimately it causes his deathon some dark We see the white hare as asymbol of H usually conscience that gives rise to and to A popular practice in the 18th century was called Fire of A largetubwas filled with water and each girl attending the wrote her name on a slip of twisted it so it would not and threw it inlo the A stub of a attached to a flat cork was then lit and set in the tub to float among the slips of burning many of them as it But the candle would always he short and one or two slips would always be left by the time it burned The names on those slips were said to be Uie names of the unfortunate women who would never Since it is a common notion hat spirits will be abroad that very few persons would be willing to walk through a particularly since if you meet one of those spirits face to youll fall dead on the according to if you should happen to have to walk past or through a cemetery for that if youre out walking anywhere on Halloween youd be well advised to keep walking and not turn around If you hear footsteps coming up from behind Pioneer photo by Greg Booth A a few wandering spirits and a full moonwhat more could you ask HdllOWGen for on A Hallows Eve Bi dont bump into any of those spookslegend has it that youll drop dead if you meet one on   

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