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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -.Sclurday, December 23, 1972 THE LETHBRlDSt HKALD 9 1 The Friendly Beasts Jesus our brother, strong and good, Was humbly born in o stable rude. And the friendly beasts around Him stood, Jesus our brother, strong and good. said the donkey, shaggy and brown. "I carried His mother up hill and down, 1 carried her safely to Bethlehem town; said the donkey, shaggy and brown, said the cow all white and red, "1 gave Him my manger for His bed, I gave Kim my hay to pillow His head; said the cow ail white and red. soid the sheep wifh curly horn, "I gave Him my wool for His blanket worm, He wore my coal on Christmas mom; said the sheep with curly horn. said the dove, from the rafters high, "Cooed Him to sleep, my mate and 1, We cooed Him to sleep, my mate and 1; said the dove, from tta rafters high. And every beast, by some good spell, In the stoble dark was glad to tell, Of the gift he gave Immttnuel, The gift he gave Immanuel. Author Unknown The beginnings of Christmas glowed in Festival of Lights The roots oi Christmas as it is observed In Christian coun- tries go deeply Ite folk- lyre of Stand Christmas Tree Wears Icicles and Tinsel ians, Koinans, Kgyptians, arid Olebratiors by all UKAC groups look at a tirnti of year when days tegin to lengthen and the cold tegins: to or "when the earth began to waken under tho kbs of light, new hopes row in frozen To the Jews this period was the Festival of Li gists or Dedi- cjalion, called HanuJikah or i TJKfir history records in K-5 B.C. a Maccabeean 1 varjuuishwi an army of Syri- 3r.s. Judas Maccabeus enltr- b'orn for ow; day, Miraculvjsly it lasted g days! Tberfrfcce the Jews decree each year trial the days previous December 25 celebrstwJ. first night two Upers are Lighted; one is the torch. night s third is added and so on for each rdght until trA eighth day. Tnus a true Hanuikah casdelabruin nine Here'.! Hashing you thejoys rind happiness of Christmas, with afire on the hearth, a tree in the corner end your family around you. Manogerr.en! and Sfaff G. T. E. Automatic Electric (Canada) Ltd. Or TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT faith of a little child9 lefs attempt to regain it there Almost everyone Is familiar to something possibly very ward a new year with "good- with the Utter'written to a lit-: It may be necessary to tie girl in the late by close your ears to the commer- Charle? Dana, Editor of the da) din which desceruis on rar Xev: York Sun newspaper, cities and towns as early as October! It may be necessary to over- look the feverish exchange of; to Virgini gifts that pyramid in import- 'ago: most real things in the are those that neither children nor men can ste love, rornar.ce can push aside that (curtain and view and pic- ture tne supernal beauty and glory beyond One of the most beloved stor- ies Ls about the little spiders and how they helped trim the tree. j According to tne old tale, one Christmas morning after the tree had been trimmed, it re- j posed there ia all its glory, awaiting the children. Every old bouse 'and many i new) has spiders; curious creatures that they are, fey wanted to see the lovely tree, toe not just from the floor, 1 but up close. So trey crept all over it until thev had satisfied themselves completely that the tree was indeed beautiful thing. B1 crept, they left cobwebs beautiful, also, to Nature's eyes, i but not so attractive to moth- err'. When the Christ Cnild came to bless the tree, he realized that the mother o! the bouse- hold would be dismayed. So Fie touched the webs they all turned to silver. Ever since that time, Christ- mas trees are hung with shin- i ing tinsel. j Shining icicles are also part of the pretty Christmas picture, j Another old story gives a rea- i son. Or.e wintry night the Christ Child was wandering through a forest. It was co'd and he knew he must find shelter for the night. Tne trees were bare. Jerusalem wiln his of forces worrirously i Um' tiK temple destroyed. He ut' as they 'he work o! purification i on the 25th day of Kisiev it was finished and a sacred light was lighted. The sacred oil had been al- most exhausted but a jar was found which they judged would HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO OUR FRIENDS SOFT-SPRA CAR WASH 108 North M.M. Phone 328-2932 will to But a pine tree with low-hang Let us work. And let us pray I ing branches offered some pro- Virginia, Santa Clans." Tre words are fErnous ail; over the world, and have been traislated into many lang- uages, j In this year 1972 it epitomizes the sarae'reed to believe in the j simple realities r.oi nee- in hard facts; someti'rr.t-s L'.c-y arc immater- ial. to the spirit trial I to that Great Spirit, Father of all. that He wiU gtjide us along our path, For, as Charles Dana wrote seventy-four vears is With the world full of tor- mfnt arid of wars srid reval'juon. there is more r.ccd than ever today to hold to the Spirit of Christmas. Believe v.-'nat vou like about t'ra diviuity of the Christ, of ths njirscle birth, o! 'ar.geb appearing to the shepherd, of the thit led the V.'ise Men to the place v.here He lay. Be- lieve or not. r.o thoughtful son can dUrjou.it the beauties of the Christmas Season. It rrisy be to strip awav the tLisel fthoua'n in it- teetion from the wind. When the pine tree, with its prescience that is known only to God, realized it was caring for the Christ Cnild, tears of joy fell from its branches. As they fell, they froze into icicles. In the morning the pine tree had been transformed into a vi- sion of dazzling brilliance. And that is why at Christmas- time we trim the tree with icicles. ance or value with- out any spiritual substarjce whatever. i It may be necessary to dig deep for the true beauty of Christmas, iri our own live, and in the lives of those who touch us, day to day. This year let the spirit of Christ ''do iU O'ATi thing.'' on i'j OV.TI us go bad: to seeing Chris'mas mtb the- eyes of a rot the selfish little child who thinij only of what gi'is Kar.ta will bring, but the little child who is as vet untouched bv superfid- The htii'.lc 6r.d bustle, the 1 Cities ei mcaciDEless tisy Jrills [trappings o; Christmas. Tne gleJaming on give yf car. tis 'selves, without trxught of re- Tne gay carols pealing from turn. the glittering shops j Let us pjt a.5ide old re-sent- The people dressed in their hoi- 1 mer.ls, old fueds, corrosive hab- ida> j jt5 which spiinter O'jr souls. All is rr.trrirnent and in Let us to welcome Arid each one awaits the Christ i our neighbor, anv color f L' I A'; I I UC, ChiM's coming. MVIAN GELLENY or any psrsuasion even the for te is the loneliest of To all our many friends and may you enjoy the happiest holiday evet! HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24th CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY ond BOXING DAY DEC. 25lh and 26th RE-OPENING DEC. 27th at 8iOO a.m. CLOSED SUNDAY, DEC. 3 lit CLOSED JAN. fit RE-OPENING TUES., JAN. 2nd ot a.m. Best Wishes from MANAGEMENT and STAFF LETHBRIDGE HOTEL COFFEE SHOP i I i.' 5lh ST. ond 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 327-1049 SLAB CHRISTMAS TIDINGS II rne season lo celebralo birth. GALT HOME APPLIANCES 319A 8th Street S. Loffi bridge Sing a song of joy tills Christmas reason and your world with happiness for the new year. MANAGEMENT AND STAFF AT OWEN DISTRIBUTING LTD. FHOME 323-4485 I; MERRY CHRISTMAS and A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR the MANAGEMENT and STAFF of MIDTOWN RECREATION (325 -5th ST. S.) HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24l'n CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY, DEC. 25th and 26th RE-OPENING WED., DEC. 27th 12 Noon QOSED SUNDAY, DEC. 31st, JAN. 1st, YEAR'S DAY RE-OPENING TUES., JAN. 2nd ol a.m. fi I i I 1 It's time to trim the free, wrap fie presents and deck the hails, buiwe want to stop long enough to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, MR. ond MRS. BILL BEATTIE and STAFF of GREYHOUND BUS DEPOT COFFEE SHOP 5lh ST. 5. PHONE 327-1551 Wishing all of you the most joyous of holiday seasons. Thanks for making our future so bright We wish you. the very best! HERMAN, AlFONS and HANS from HERMAN'S AUTO SERVICE PHONE 323-1269 2019 2nd AVE. S. ;