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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania TEDDY An Indiana County That Serve Every Member of the Family And she shall bring forth ft son and thou shall call name Jesus Volume III County A AF Thirtytwo Paqes Indiana Pennsylvania Thursday December 24 1959 EDITION Two Sections BSERVE CHRISTMAS Seven Cents Activity In State Editor Replies To Little Girls Letter COUNTY Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Glaus The Associated Press Pennsylvanians observe Christmas on Friday with abounding faith for continued prosperity and peace Dcpite the long steel strike vhidi idled many steclwork and others in allied in rlustrics business generally Piproved over this time last yeir when the state was feel ing the effects of a recession The steel strike has not yet been but the workers were or dered back to their jobs under a TiiftHiirtley Law injunction last mo ith Despite piled up bills many were able to set aside some money for Christmas presents the few checks they drew While faith abounded so did the spirit of good will It was reflected in the countless number of dona tions and gifts made to the in jured the needy the homeless and the destitute And as Pennsylvanians relaxed soiifewhat safety officials urged cution in driving and handling of Christmas trees and their electric al lights Many highways are ice in spots and there may be more snow Several fires have be caused by electrical lights Meanwhile the Weather ftureau there would be in the east ending Day a few siiow flurries in the rrith central section and partly cloudy in the west Forecasters said it is likely oc casional light snow will develop in western and central i Pennsylvania There will be light snow tonight in the central east snd northwest portions of the te A little wanner temperatures Some stories can not be told too often Like the letter a New York girl wrote 62 years ago to the editor of The New York Sun now combined with the World Telegram a Scripps Howard newspaper year at this season the Gazette receives letters and phone calls requesting the re printinK of the Yes Virginia A Santa edi torial that seems never to grow old with those who have read it previously in t h e Gazette or those who have just come to enjoy it for the first time Text of Virginias letter of Sept 21 1897 to The Sun and the famous editorial reply by Francis P Church follow Text Of Virginias Letter DEAR EDITOR I am 8 years old Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus Papa says If you see it in The Sun its Please tell me the truth is there a Santa Claus VIRGINIA OHANLON 115 West 95th Text Of Editors Reply VIRGJNIA your little friends are wrong They have been af fccted by the skepticism of a skeptical age They do not be lieve except what they see They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds All VIR GINIA whether they be mens or childrens are little In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect an ant in his intel lect as compared with the boundless world about him as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole truth and knowledge No Gazette Christmas Day The Indiana Evening Gazette will not be published tomorrow in observance of the Christmas holiday The paper will resume publi cation on Saturday All of the banks in Indiana County will also be closed Fri day and Saturday In addition offices of the Indi ana County Courthouse will be celebration of the Christmjw Holiday Conscience Clear Best Yule Gift But still there should White will be enjoying the me Christmas since temperatures are derful Christmas present rot expected to moderate enough a clear conscience to melt the snow which piled up It was 12 vears ago that G i s high as seven inches in some Fromme news director for a Ba of the state as the result of umore radio and television staJ Monday nights and Tuesdays tion WBAL and lost his I vvallet containing on the Goy David L Lawrence will boardwalk at Atlantic City N spend Christmas in his Pittsburgh The wallet and personal papers home with his wife son two were mailed to Fromme a week daughters and grandchildren iatcr but he didnt t he The Legislature also is in recess back until Wednesday for the holidays The check for Philadelphia with a letter of ex planation The sender said she was destitute when she found the wallet She desperately needed money for food and clothing for her children a lot about angelsthis time Shf kcpt address and of year Ever wonder what thov resolved thal someday she would the money but until this YES VIRGINIA THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist and you know that they abound and give lo your life its highest beauty and joy Alas how dreary would he the world if there were no SAN TA CLAUS It lould he as dreary as if there were no VIR GINIAS There would be no childlike faith then no poutry no romance to make tolerable this existence We should have no enjoyment except in sense and sight The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished Not believe in SANTA CLAUS You might as well not believe in fairies You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch SANTA CLAUS hut even if they did not see SANTA CLAUS coming down what would that prove Nobody sees SANTA CLAUS but thai is no sign that there is no SANTA CLAUS The most real things in the world are those hat neither children nor men can see Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn Of course not but thats no proof that they are not there Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world You tear apart the babys rat tie and see what makes the noise inside but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man nor even the united strength tf all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart Only faith fancy poetry love romance Holiday Quietly i Marked j By FRANK HOOD j Associate Editor 1 The stage is set The has begun Residents of Indiana County beauty and glory beyond Is it this world therc is nothing else real and abiding NO SANTA CLAUS Thank GOD he lives and he lives for ever A thousand years from Kings tomorrow JonunS w i t h Chirstians a round the world in adoration ol the Christ Child Local celebrations include Christmas Eve church ser Drlds People Look Forward To Real Peace By J R TRIPLET Associated Press Staff Writer people on both sides of the Iron Curtain looked forward this Stmas Eve lo the ossibiit hai fr the first aVe key figures in the hopes of millions julf as States and the Soviet Union have been key nations in cold war Shooting persists in a quiet way the Nativity I Scene for all the county in jlront of the Indiana County j Courthouse is a constant re I minder of the true meaning of Christmas Already the sun has broken the waters of the Pacific in itiating the Birthday of the Christ Child As the sun continues its unre tenting journey through the heav jens it will shine on few areas of the world marred by armed con flict this year yet the earth is not the place of peace on earth goodwill to in tfewtek by tiding bemtf the world the r the tKfe Christ aiithon ties In Witshfnfgton Child wifl go by it estimate the current Christmas I De business as usual the Babe of I record US W Asks LivingCost Pay Increase PITTSBURGH Pa AP The These conclusions are based on i in i vvere samplings of postal receipts made the will to av SZh Arab in several TO the rvice lu CuUri EOCiQV wifh A rin tm a rm icruuh mitita J unind w ivmunn ormeu in Qinet drtfntfenr in chevs renunciation of force to Incards and parcels Mrs Maryland cathedrals ibtfcrdlips US dian frontier lands E R Martin Indiana Postmasterin quiet valley towns inspired 5 today by the gift of the Son of God sands to Bethlehem Jordanheld These conclusions are based Heie in the arrival of celebrated major cities across the church services and in fam ieases S circles Says Angels Pure Spirits PHILADELPHIA AP You IBESJOKNT LIGHTS TKEK President Eisen hower last night lighted the National Community Christmas Trot in a traditional ceremony The tree stands on the Ellipse a park between the White House and the Washington Monument Bare Coexistence Not EnoughIke hourly costofliving pay Union attorneys filed a petition in Dist Court asking that the pay increment become effective Jan 1 At the same time the union re A A TI r D quested that benefits under any 7CI O new contract finally negotiated bej made retroactive to Nov 7 Thats when See 4 QuellFire Mrs Martin called attention of the gifts from San the recent action of the Civil Aerota and yet hardly a one fails nautics Board which approved to understandthe birthday of the Postmaster General SummerfieldsjBaby Jesus plan to make use of surplus space1 Tlie br8lt Christmas snow the on commercial planes to speedilitterng lights of homes and the movement of mail by air and tne merry sound of ing the Christmas rush holiday music serve as the over Local mailing show that the Inture for tne Indiana County holi nnii ii dav arHviHac i metis RURAL VALLEY Two fire Local mailing show that the Inuire Steelworkers ended companies were summoned yesterdiana Post Office has had a eainiday a UWay strike and returned today afternoon when a fire broke of cancellations and over And with the passing of the sea work under a TaftHartley Act inout on a gas drilling rig on the inreceipts over the same50 and the remembering of the Recter tarm Rural Period last Vetl This figure isisPiric of Peace on earth good 11 c mJunctlonitisued l approximately a three per cent inwi11 to men is expressad Dist Court Judge Herbert P Both the hlderton Rural in both cancellations and that Peace a Ittle near Sorg specified that work was to ley Firemen responded to the receipts er for all the world during the alarm sounded about The Post Office once again ahead Firemen were hampered in arrivlo deliver al Christmas mail prior mg at the scene by drifted snow Christmas Day as has been its The tire was under control by custom for the past several years Dm Postmaster wishes to thank See Page 4 Col 1 Basement Fire In Local Home i She has a home annual S the Very Rev J Joseph Bluett aa a mr f St Joseohs CollMi and there arc many V Ainenca tan fontnbule to sucli a goal We cant see them he adds has to be thankful for But best said1S lo 8ve needy nations the right sort oi spirit When God wants ankels to an Of a she has a clear The President delivered his b the most wonderful Christmas of peace and good will he caused Indiana Firemen burns by be summoned shortly before six The ria is owned by ot damage and oftentluis making it possible lor employees to spend nun Christmas Day with their families SumMtrrv Christmas and Happy New For Servicemen pear to humans he allows them to have a bodily appearance As pure spirits they need no voices Wednesday a ceremonies open II I TSVI I 1 6 pure spirits tney neeu no voice to communicate When God wanu ing the annual Christmas pageant 11 p A observMlTS I WO AljtOS merville of Kittanniiig an indeYear to all TTiere is no report of any serious perudent contractor The Reefer damage although smoke filled tho farm is located about two miles Ubers Appliance house south of Rural Nalley Suturdav Store m m u g mas them a Hie presence wf angels Father Bluett says is recorded at the birth of Christ on Christmas Day List Transfers Of State Pol ice Sergeant lidwin V Gaftney head o the Indiana substation of the Pennsylvania Slate Police will bo trnnsferred to the Grecnsburg State Police Station This transfer is effective Jan 1 Other transfers announced today fe Lieutenant John Chrin acting uoop commander include the fol lowing Sgt Jack W Bert from Ebensj burg to Indiana Sgt Richard LJ Flaherty from Greensburg to New Kensington Cpl BeJl from New Kensington to Greens burg Cpl Paul W LuU from Som erset to Greensburg j Oliu CJJJ jw t i T T I ployees wish you a Merry Christante he pressed a switch illumin mas and Happy New Year Closed ating Ue nations Christmas tree BLAIRSVILLE A Blairsville KAIMAlfAC 5 P M Thursday Reopen on in a park adjoining the White motorists auto sideswiped an on Monday Sac Page 4 Col coming cjir on Maple Ave yes Inside The Gazette HOME FOR THK Many Indiana Cuummus are home for tho hulidavs tin efforts of the Indiana County Red Cross See first pite section UKEW 1KAHSON The President of thePhilippines is happy Red China is in dealing with India See IV uMli the seeund tru 6 slum i Maple Ave and then struck a parked cai Total damages were at by Blairsville Horough Pi lice Driver of the car was idenii lied as Henry Soberk 18 Blaiis RD 1 His auto struck an 011 toniming car driven by Betty Lou Smith 24 404 North Brady and then collided with a parked icar owned by James A 187 Maple Ave Other Features Lamp tliuroh Nevtt II 4 IVlUdiu Brunos Dining Room and Bar losed Dec 25 26th Votci Wurld WEATHKR and euid tyiiiglu with occasional light mixed with ram and ending tumghi lonmln 20 to Fi idaj partly eJontlv and bit waimei State School Cash Aids 400 Projects HARRLSliURG AP A new ihr boost into law Tmsday aMicutimis for sihoo ron biKisl in state aid tor nm The increase docs not mean an strunion projects ranainu from un st ruction has the barrior additional outlay by ihisum for classwoni to a new to completion of sonu m the fall State finds million dollar high school reimburse school districts for Though tin increase in Jlu Publu only part of hecost the periviu will iovor only some 400 projects Sal myh IUIIlbcr lhal lM bastd u the districts needs i s tin remainder will be Sal night daiue Ken mcni esiiiuatvd that is tlu total Actually the new legislation covered next year However addi Jlxb Covered by an unniediaie raises ihe limit rumbursable lional projwis arc aiuim in all Dance lridav Medoras UK m hl ainmnl ul sdluul from the time tin department noted construction loi which ilu state UUO to during the cur The projects are aligned prior Brunos Dining Room and Bar W1 subsidies rent school year ending in July ny numbers ou the basis of first closed Dec 25 IILxii I he buildingprogram lield I he old mark u us reached early come firstserved The only ex up pending legislative approval of this year Nexi year ihe ceiliag eeption is in an such Club closed Thurs he higher limit on school coi goes up tu would occur in a district VVRCJV lues JMx strueliou dov LaureiKt Altogeiher the department has a school burns down S Kunkle Lumber Ho mer City will be closed noon Dee 24 until Mon inorn LS in iu MaurtV SEOUL South Korea Korean winters first snow blan j keted the hills of the western front tonight to give thousands of Amer closed ican servicemen a white Christ Mix mas Many servicemen visited Kore i an children and war orphans of nearby communities to distribute gifts The men had teen confined to their posts since early last week because of tension between South Korea and Japan over the mass migration of Koreans from Japan j to Communist North Korea Just before Christmas Eve the restriction was modified to allow the U S soldiers to play Santa Claus to Korean tra dition developed through the years thai Americans have been sta tioned in Korea Wishing the Americans in Korea a Merry Christmas President Rhee saul The fighting men ol the United Suites have now been with us through 15 holiday sea sons and we are deeply appreci only for the stcurity ciguinsi aggression but also Cot the many kitidnesith extended Out Brunos Dining Kuuiu nod But Ijstid Dec 25 cljsed Dame Sky uile ;