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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta TUB LETHBRIDOE DATLY HERALD i*t�rt and Publi�h�r� LBTHemOOK HBRAkO '..INO COMPANY, LIMITED MfMt Sduth, Lethbrldge, AllMrU W. A. BlrC!HAKAl� l(l�nt and Mana�lnc DirMter JOHN TOKHANCB BualRMS Mana�*r Audit BuTMti �>f CImilatlMW uttMrlptlen RirtM: ily, deH��r�d. p�r wmk..........I -Jf ~r, br mall, par year............M ___r, by mall for , months........4.|i Illy by mail. > Ibohthei........... SM WMkly, by maU, per y**r....l.JJ WooUy, bt inaiV pw year to D.S... a.W / have always thought of CHRISTMAS as agmd time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant firhs; a time when men and women seem by onetonsent to open their hearts freely andsol say: God Bless CHRISTMAS ' iriW SEASON JOf CTPJSTMAS. Tq the;youiig Ghristmas Trith ita famOiar associations is ever wel-� Gom^. To'.the bld.it is equally bo, ' in that it takes them back in recol-lectibn to the happy period of child-iico'd. So, bid and young have a oom-II moa internet, .and another link is forged in-the family life of the peo-i ���� pie. - � To the people of the British Ero-pfre. C'hrifitiiias liaiL ,a spirit and Keeping*: totally distinct frcto the way it is observed felsewhere. It is the festival of church,and Kopme. In this recognition tixc .observation of Christinas grains* � '. ��� i--;-*^^ The spirit of Ghristma's is a.tTadi-tionary tpirit handed do\rn v f^otn generation to generation, wi^ ��pie. Bavor of home-and ^iHeside xri^isibl-nbly linked with its keeping. It is the Empire Home Day, .'and vrith .� this it brings into proniinence. the lelfltjon between lioino and Empire. il&any of our ChristmaB customs ;'were originally pagan ones " with jjow a different application. What is now tlie Christmas feast waa at . .5>ne time the great feast of Saturn, held- in December, when the people decorated the temples with, such green things as they could find. The Christian custom is the same, transferred to Him who was born in Bethlehem on Christmas Day. With what we associate with Christmas there is something fitting in its appearance at this season of ';the ^o�t. It is � period when those .?�0 placed suffer the most keenly from poverty. To them the sufllering ' ,Kid discopiforfc would be all the ipore were it not for the good cheer .which others place at their -disposal. Consequently it makes tlie spirit of good, fellowship and kindness all the more appreciated. THo Christmas can paw without om paying an indebtedness to the jnan, Charles Dickens, who made Christmas what it is. In Scrooge he created a character which has gained immortality in the manner in .which the proper Chiiatmas spirit ."Wa* shown where at first it had no, jilace. It was Dickens who brought real home touch to Christmas Ui making it the festival of every koirie, however so humble. Ch^istnus, as it comes round inch year shows that the feeling of Idndnees and of kindly consideration #till abounds. The experience of The Borald Christmas Cheer Fund is a Opse in point. It will bo a bad day iOT the world should this spirit of 3C0II0W feeling fail to show forth. It h encouraging to know that it is there, and that, in spite of our individual cares and anxieties, there are --those who have still the time to ithink of othersi. It drives away any-.thing of the gloom in the regard t^iat human natiire is sordid. It tolls �� thia is not so. The heart of the Vorid is still right. The old Christinas ^irit is still alive. Long may it contiuue, bringing cheer and hap-Jiinese, good fellowship and good feeling, and spreading the gospel of ivdiance. , To all its readers The Herald gtretches forth the right hand of jEriendsUp und fellowship. May Jiappinesfi find its place in every home. Hay good cheer abound. MiBST Ohbistkas" to oat) and THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS TmmtlVr is the feast of the Christian church, in ^ ..i?*M^^**'^^^*'^ ^ ^^^^ when the birth ?^ 5? becomes reflected in the hearts of^dividuals, in the measure they Jive up to the spirit of ||hnstmas. It is at least one occasion iii which e becomes glorified in realizing the tnith that for others transcends the thought for one a human the th self. W oiated is the spirit of Christmas? It is the spirit asso-^ the" innocent child. R is the spirit .which thiQlc? �^vil in its relation to others. It is the spirit which was �inb6died in the eloquent wish of Tiny Tim, which has been^ade immortal in its association with Chricttmas, "God W�8s everybody." The spirit of peace and goodwill associated with Christmas nas its origin in humility. Proclaimed as,coming t6 thib liirorld by the hierarchy of Heaven, in the celestial choifthlt astonished the shepherds on their night watch, it fotlhdlts birth in the lowly cradle of the manger. It is inihig d^irit of humility that the real peace and goodwill can1)e ofa^ined. It is not by arrogance, not by a too exalted opinion of ourselves^ihat peace and goddwill can be obtained. This applies to individuals as much as to nations. This is the lesdon 41.016 manger at Bethlehem. n The^irit of Christmas is testified in the spirit of giving iThere is something different in the giving at this seasdifi^ giving on other occasions. The Christinas giving ite^4yilTOntaneousg^ It is a giving glbrifieid by the de^ t0%ing happiness. This is the secret of all Inie giv-we give ^vidence of that humanity wlddli is , and which the feast of Christmisaa it comes ^______year brings its reminder. ^ :bi)y^ all and hevond all, the spirit of dhristmas is 'of forget and forgive. It is the opporUiliuj^ for . J the ancient grudge, for bur>nng the Ihntohiet of In so doing, and with the handsha% of f el-cordiality, we not .only exalt ourselviM^ln one , jopinion, but proclaim and emi^tasise those vir^jis tni the Christian creed which make it o)ie far differ-ent^tSJilp^dthCTs. ' � pluistmas has its uses in teaching the gr^I^liBon of hunia^it^. Take away the relation of htnni^$% which stam#8 us all as human beings, and we relnov;6.an that uobllit^M character wliich i$ recognized asfth^e dividing line between man and the brute. In th? value it is recognized, the greater will grow the reg?tfd fOl'the Christmas spudt In this regard the strong? cr m\l b^i^attemed the lines on which we strive to cast our #ve8. The bells of Christmas as they peal strike Uie chords of ^hmnan^ nature and awaken them to activity. Glorious chillies! Happy chimes! As they soimd they proclaim the humanity of man as exemplified in the divinity of the Christ child. iTian Poitm By 8. E. Klaer HlMOi .t."  FRIDAY. DECEMBER � fPBHttetted frottt front fgig.) TMB TRAY SPIRIT Bjr ,8. E. Klser. I cat b�sido*)lor Ui the pew Obo Sunday mOrnitng, long afoi , A lovelier maid 1 never knew. And never expect to know. ' W� held th� ftook between na tlier� And bowed our bMda that boly dai*. Wb�b love was In onr hearts, and �ar� Was twenty yoars or more aWay. How earnestly we sang the good Old hytaH Jogether. she and I, When neltliiir of as understood . How Moarinoe'B peers? 5. Wbat Is a prima facie case? 6. Wbat does a "posy"' properly mean? THURSDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. To Wbat �td Lafltte, the great btinker. ascribe bis rise In life? 2. To vMiat is the invention of glass traced?  3. What was the cause of the Great Fibre of London? 4. Wbat wore Hong merchants? 6. By what trivial incident was the life of NapOlebn once saved? 6. Wbat Is scagliola? ^ ANSWERS 1. To picking up a pin on the streets of Mu^. 2. To tbe'lighting of a fire on the seaehore. by-tbe Phoenicians. 3. The talllns of a spark from a candle'. 4. Those merchants who were alone permitted by the government of China to trade with China, tlU the restrlcttoa was abolished in 1842. 6. He was saved from an "infernal macbine" through a delay of a tew inlnutes caused by General Roppa watting to adjust the cloak of Josephine. 6. Imitation marble. WEEDSPECIALTO SPEND SEVERAL DAYS, S. ALBERTA In Alberta tast Week of Feb.- Awaken Fanners to the Weed Menace CardBton branch, and the Manyber^ ries branch, with probably a inui to Coutts iQso.' Two points' will be covered each day.  , The particular purpose which the weed special is to serve will be to waken the farmers and the public at large to the BcriouBness of the weed menace, said to have now assumed alarming proporUons. One or more of the coaches on the train will be used for demonstration work and will be outfitted with sample plant, beds and boxes showing varioos stages of growth and ways and means for combatting the evil. Some plants are now being grown from weed seed at the university here for the nse of this illustrative work, bat the greater part of the material will be supplied from Manitoba. Grasshopper Talk Also It is the desire of tho Albort* dSf partment to have the grasshopper .menace included witb the weeds, and :it is likely that, while in the other -provinces tbe lecture programme will be confined largely, or entirely to the weed question, there may be provision In. the tour through tbls 'province tor similar empbasia upon the danger of the hoppers. Further outbreaks of the insect plagno are expected next spring, and the government author!-tlba here are desirous of Impressing uron farmers, In the south country especially, the need of taking effect-jre measures to fight them. Some time will therefore be fonnd for grassbopner as well as weed talks, though the latter will be the main purpose of the tour. The staff of experts taking part In the demonstrations will be furnished mostly by the department of agriculture in each province, with one and possibly two lecturers supplied by the Dominion department covering the whole ground In the tliree provinces. The Alberta men already lined up for the work are H. A, Craig, deputy minister; Prof. Cutler of the university; S. O. Carlyle and J. Smith. Lectures will be given each day in one of the coaches, the train being sidetracked at each of the stations selected for a half-day, during which time it will be holding a recaption to the  farmers of the surroujidtng district. New Labor Party In Manitoba (Speciia to the Herald) EDMONTON, Dec. 24.-Arrange-monts are now well in hand for the interprovinoial weed special that Is to be run through Southern Alberta early in the new year. It Is expected that the train, which Is to leave Winnipeg about January 26, will be in Ihia province for tUe last week in February and the first week of' March, but its itlnei-ary is not yet! fully made up. Two weeks in each! province will be provided for. The three governments are co-operating in the B^home, with some assistance also from the Dominion Department of Agriculture. In Alberta �hreo lineb of railway; will be Includea In the itinerary. These will be the Walsh to Plncher Creek line, Which will make Letb-brtdge one of tba points of call, the WINNIPEG. Dec. 24.-A new party, to be known as the Independent Labor Party of Manitoba, was organized at a representative meeting of workers from the three wards here last night. In the declaration adopted, the party will function politically, giving expression to the aspirations of all workera, regardless of industrial aflailiation who favor establishment of a co-operative commonwealth, with production for use instead of for profits-as its economic basis. The party has been created as a result of the recent factional split In the membership of the Dominion | Labor party. JUDGING lY THEIR ACTIONS A lot of people seem to hold 'to the theory tliat bellevins in piatrtotism makes it unnecess^ to practise it. . ROSES AND RAQWEEO* Venlzelos is another proof of the fact that you can't inake heroes sbii-ply by putting tags on them. ADMIRABLE RESTRAINT Samnel Rzesiewskl, the eight-year-old chess wisardi-is said to be drawing big houses. We are assured, however, that the excitement never rises to such jp. pitch-as to make it necessary for the umpitp to.ryrn to cover. THEY ARE B^ING WVtONGEOi A Red Cross worker who has been making an investigation says silk stockings and snobbishness are Interfering witb the usefulness of the high schools in this country. This being the base, the snobs who are going to the private schools would seem to have a right to utter serious complaint. OF ABSENTEE VOTE, oiieer all round, are baiag pn-, to so ottt tonislit.; This Is the generosity ot ths -Oood and there's no doubt about the vote of these kiddles would they had a chanco to tall the fV^iows what they- tl|oi^ht of tll^^Miss TiUey is highly eUted .the reault t>f the fund. She says tt^e dea'and this year Is heavier jfewaeted and that a hlcJbolo will It In the fund total, awingJto tha 'ly of-buying so .muoh. olothtng Ildren, bnt the need wairauti ekpendlture. : r At the Chtldren'a Shelter ' I'll* kiddies of the Ohlldran's Shel-w are not being fortottea. The OUldren's Aid Society Is seeing, to thit Between the hours of three eJdMek and five on Chrlstnaa day arip having a Christmas tMto, and oxtend hearty welcome to the ns of Lethbridge to Join with i|ei� la a good tbne at the Shelter, ecnraer ot 6th Ave. and 8rd St 8. At the Ho^ital .Oalt HospiUI where the sick and are unable to he with their and enter Into the Joy of the t occasion, great preparations are made. Decorations are everx-. . something special will be serv> ed'to. those who are able to eat  Abon^tmm 3 to 4.30 the Rotarlams wUl laVade the Institution and do their ^it to bring cheer to all the suffer- ' At the Jail ^Warden Rivers of the provtnelal hill lias given orders that his Mt.tteated to somethlns spieial en Ghfistmas day. There are 136 ot them', 'and that's a big order, but it's being done. Roast pork and apple sauce liitni Mthe piece de resistance at the dinner table, while everyone will receive a special Christmas treat of Oi^ildlea. oranges, etc., to make the .Wi:;hHchter. It will be a holiday and dhfy absolutely necessary work will be abni). For Everybody \ Christmas will be a home day In Lethbri'dge. There are few public entertainments lined np for the occasion. The movie theatres will be going full blast however, loi- those who wish to piE^y homage to fllmdom. The curlers Will tW busy all day and in the families lilrhet^ dad is drawn to play la the. President vs. Vice-President competl-{ tioB .Christmas dinner will have to be flon, Christmas dinner will have to ho ing rink will be open afternoon and evening, providing a further avenue of enloyment. On the whole Lethbridge is weU pro-Tided for on the big day and every-thing potaits to it being a merry day Indeed. Judge reached tire next wall known as incly, Man., died 'iii('8'(i,Thoma% havlnf Ti-jOf-'W years, will re- Mr. ?Wi^^i)�|li^%a aeB. Thomas wera ht^M'U^mt oa their finB Mra-isf^f ^ formerly ' hotel at witoae huiftand ioted the Auditorium dl�d*at Vaaoonver. Rot. Bpisooiial .- New To;rl|l^^'suddenly, Wm. Perrln Falls, is Bliith, Pioteetwit of the dioeese of iBTaator ot the ot Smit&'a :now Uskeard. Charles J( . tical bnst^SfAi; Petrdlea,.ls W promiaoat ia polt church affairs in Bishop .CUrHariitMNrara, In a Christmas pastori^'ltatos that everything seems to t#ttvtO|Ward another wa^-a war worSe,^]iiluwtte. last one-unless A?a ot Kooi 'waifroai ah Aations gel togother ahd j^revOnt It '^Is lOrdshlf ing.  Mrs. C. A. Mltoh^l, tf* nOoa M�t� ot Moosimln; was fatallfuahot by het lO-yearold son, Tha gSi tfooldeatalli dlBcharfSd. � Bishop Fallon. addreNlBK a Oathtt lie educational * n(oetlajirimary and Beginners' Dept. of tbeFrStinday School. 12.10 a.m;, Bible School and Bible classes. 7.30 p.m.: Bvenlng Service. The pastor WHl spealr at both morning and evening services. Christmas messages. SALVATION ARMY We believe all men may be saved. Sufiday Meetings 11 a.m.-Li^t. Ede will speak on "The Guiding Star." 8 p.m.-Youni People's Company class. 3 p.m.-Praise meeting.. Enrolment of soldiers, 7.30 p.m.-^^^dJt.; Hardy will apeak. Subject, 'fWiftr in a Manger?" Week Meetinas-8 P.M. Mouday night-y. P. workers In charge. ,' . ' Tuesday nig|itt-Band practice. Wednesday ^nl^t-Soldier meeting. Tbifi'sday %ight-Salvation meeting. Band In iittendance. Friday night-t^Corps cadet class. Saturday �nlghtT-Salvation meeting. Adjutant-Hardy and Lieut. Ede, commanding officers. eeTHANV HALL ZPOf 13th Street North ' Siiitday Meetings Worship and Breaking of Bread, 11 a.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m. Evangelistic Service at 7:30 p. m. God's Way of,;0�lvation Proclaimed. Everybody W.Olc . ; Sunday School and Bible Class at 12.15; in the Bth Ave. N.- Church at 3 p.m. EVENING-At 7.80, Sermon, "Why Was the King Bom?" Anthem by the choir, "The Song of the Angels" (by J. Creswell). Solo by Miss Myrtle Dafoe, "The Gift" (by F. Weatherly). Let every member be at both of the services on Sun^y. A cordial welcome to all. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St) Jos. J. Franklyn, Pastor. Special sej'vico Christmas Day at 11.00 a.m. ' Sunday' morning at- 11 o'clock. Sunday evening at 7.30 o'clock. Sunday School at 3.00 in the afternoon. Each night In the week Evangelist Jack O. Saunders of Los Angeles will preach. C O M J3 and Listen to tto* Measeja Xar Toim -SUNDAY SERVICES- 10.30-Bible School. 11.8(1-Worship and Lord's Supper. Subject oC Sermon-"The Christmas Aflfjrglow." 6.;!0-Endeavor Society. 7.yo-People's Service. Subject-"Life's Vain Regrets.-All always welcome. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY Hull Block, 7th Street Sunday Service at II a.m. Subject-"Christian Science." Sunday School, 12.11; a.m. Testimony Meeting, Wed. at 8 p.m. Reading Room open dallv from S ta ;