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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4B y Reverently, prayertully / we celebrate the birthday ot the holy Child. May this truly be tor you a blessed Christmas. \ \ - Agent. STANDARD:: OIL COMPANY "~ "(,lid III.E.%~ IrN, EVERY I)NEV ~aid Tiny TJnh" .~illrl" 'l'in.~ Tim Jll'~l ~pi}ke IIle~e word.~ a! Ihe (:r~l|Chl|~" ('hrL~|nl~|r* ft'al~l, (:|ltll'lt'~ i)h.ken~q ftlllllilll~ ".-~ (:hri~llna.~ (:arol'" in,~ heq'~nl*" cone ot' the" I)e~l kllo~n ~llld loved of hollday ~lorle~. Ilhl~lu'*lhm ~lllq|~l" i~ frllll "l'ht" Ih).k of Knowledge. KENDRICK'S FLORIST MR. & MRS. WILSON KENDRICK THE FLORALA NE~S, THUR SDAY, DEC Readers Still Loyal 10 Dickens "A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christ- mas" was first published at Christmas 1843, and since that time its popularity has ]rover waned. Generation after generation has laughed and cried over the story of the miserly Scrooge, who through the revelations of three spirits I Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come --- be- came a man who "knew tmw to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowl- edge." Charles Dickens, creator of the "Carol," loved it as welt as, or perhaps even better than, its many readers did. He told of crying and laughing again and again as, captivated by his story, he wrote the 30.000-word book in six weeks. When Dickens gave readings from his works in England and America, the story oi Scrooge was always the prime favorite with his audiences. Perhaps the best known part of the story is Christmas din- ner at the Cratchits, where Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present observed the family of his clerk, Bob Cratchit, making merry over a simple Christmas dinner, highlighted 'by a goose- 'There never was such a goose"--and a pudding "Oh, what a wonderful pud- ding!" And a favorite character is Tiny Tim, the Cratchits' crip- pled son, to whom the re- formed Scrooge became "'a sec- Package Sorting Leads to Seals Inspiration for the lirst Christmas seals came to Einar Holboell, a Danish postal clerk, as he was sorting packages one Christmas season. He en- visioned all the packages bear- ing a special stamp, with~the proceeds spent to aid people who suffered from tuberculo- sis. The King and many of Den- lu&rk's leading Cltlzells en- dorsed the idea, in 1904 Later, Lhe plan spread to Norway and Sweden, and in 1907 was adopted in the U.S. More than 50 countries now use the seal. ond father/" One of the speeches in the guage is, doubtlesS, at the con( mas feast, "God olle !" ~'1' %11 Sl~(;IXlr; As they go fron~ house at carol singers maY the rays of an eleC or a flashlight. an old custom singing. Early ca to make their a large, lighted senting tt~e Star Later the star was lal]l el'n5 al]ft / / From all of us to every one ~.~ ~,0~, you, may ll~f'l~..;,,~;f/(71g:~": " ~'~,,. Of we offer a ,)!:i:::~ii~x'~.'~ sleighful %,: !.,.~ ....... A of the best ::~:: ~.' holiday greetings and a sincere thank you for all your kindness. / ,/ \/ ;/ / :" ~.I "'~" [ [;,x> ' P r es c r"p t" MR. & MRS. BARTOW BULLARD, JR. MR. & MRS. J. A. DUNN.~M e~earts are gladdened and faith is reaffirmed, as we celebrate His Holy birth in a humble manger. Now may all blessirlgs of Christmas be with you. :% : "N x > % Oh come let us adore Him . . . and recapture the joy that filled the hearts of those who knelt to worship on that first Christmas Day. With deep sincerity, we extend our greetings and wish each and every one a truly happy and holy Holiday. It is our fervent hope that the blessed peace of Bethlehem will be with you now and throughout all the days yet to come. HAROLD YOUNG BOB HARRISON