THIS MAY BE the post ornce'i
biggest Christmas. The post
master general estimates that
more Christmas, mail? packages
and cards ? will be handled in 1932
than in any previous year. With
this in mind,' the post office de
partment has hired extra employ
ees and arranged for use of extra
truck* for the holiday period*
The post office is Santa Claus'
good right arm. It delivers gifts
and greetings throughout the
world, and it will do its best to
get them there by December 25? if
they are mailed on time.
Much Christmas mail going ov
erseas is handled In cooperation
with the postal systems of other
nations. But in the United States
and its possessions, in U. S
trusteed islands in the Pacific and
among U. S. servicemen in all
parts of the world, delivery of
holiday greetings is strictly a
United. States affair.
The army takes over, through its
army post offloe, for troops serv
ing outside the United States, be
they in Germany, Korea, or some
where on the way.
Best known spccial Christmas
business done by any post- office
Is that of Santa Claus, Indiana.
The World Famous SAMPLER
1 lb. $2.00 2 lbs. (4.00
Other Whitman's Assortments
Don't Forget . . .
'til 10 p. m.
Mistletoe Bestows Good Fortune
Merry unristmas! Merry Christinas!
The spirit conveyed by these words is the same in all countries, but
the words themselves sometimes fail harshly on American ears. .
"Merry Christmas" In French has a soft and musical sound. It is
"Joyeux Noel." ? .
In Spain the greeting is "Feli* Pascuas," and in Italy. "Buon
Natale." For Sweden it is "God Jul" and Norway. "Gladig Jul:"
In Germany and Holland the greeting is a tongue-twister that will
stump the average American. The Germans say "Froehliche Woihnach
ten" and the Dutch, "Pleiiierig Kerstfeest."
But whatever the language, th? spirit behind this greeting is the
same wherever there are men of goodwill.
VERY few people don't know
What a Sprig of mistletoe
means at Christmas time? espe
cially when there's a pretty girl
standing beneath it! But few peo
ple realize that this very pleas
ant custom has its root in age1
The lore of primitive days con
tains many references to mistletoe.
According to an ancient Norse
legend, the $un god was slain by
an arrow fashioned from the
mistletoe plant. He was resurrec
ted by his mother's tears, which
falling upon the plant, were crys
tallized into pearly berries. Be
cause of this magical healing, it
was ordained that mistletoe should
grow neither on heaven nor earth,
but suspended between. That is
the reason, runs the legend, that
Bill Dietrich was the last pit
cher on the Chicago White Sox to
hurl a no-hitter. It was against
the Browns on June 1. 1937.
mistletoe is found growing on
Mistletoe was of special signifi
cance to the Druids, ancient pagan
priests of England, who Cut it off
trees with a golden knife used
only for that purpose. They , be
lieved it possessed wonderful pow
ers of healing and acted as a pro
tection from witchcraft. During
the December religious rites, it
was bestowed upon individuals as
a special mark of honor.
Because of its supposed salutary
properties, mistletoe was often
hung over, the doors of primitive
houses as a sign of good-will. Be
lief in magic has disappeared, but
this custom UilU?remains. And a
kiss under the mistletoe still has
beneficent effects. Try it and see
A sewing corner should Ideally
bo located in the laundry room so
that small repairs can be made
415 N. Piedmont Ave. Phone 225
Are Not Always
Brought by Santa
In America it is always Santa
Claus. dashing from rooftop to
rooftop in his sleigh, that brings
Christmas gifts to the children.
But it is not always Santa who
brings the gifts to children in other
landst . . ?
In Holland it is St. Nicholas,
dressed in bishop's robes of black,
wearing a mitre and carrying the
crozier. And he arrives on a white
horse. ?? *
English children look for a Santa
Claus who closely resembles our
own and gifts are tied to Christ
In Finland. San'a has elves who
passes out gifts lor him.
In Italy there is no Santa Claus.
Instead, they have a beneficent old
witch. Befona, who sails through
the air on a broom stick on Christ
Brazil has Papa Noel, very much
like Santa. He wears a red suit
and travels in a sleigh drawn by
reindeer. However, he enters the
house through a window.
Spanish children place their
straw-filled sleeves on the window
sills so that the Magi - may feed
their horses fc'hile they leave gifts.
The older people fill an Urn of Fate
from which gifts are- drawn on
THE JOV OF CHRISTMAS . . .
Mut h of the joy of Christmas for
mothers and fathers Is watching
the thrifl'chlldren get from find
Ins toys under the tree. These
??hild 'r n express their joy on
Christmas morning. Much of
the Joy for the children Is the
antlclpatior of and mystery In
Sunta's ? visit and the guessing
about what the old fellow will '
bring. / j
The first radio broadcast of a
Michigan State football game
was in 1923 from a phone booth
anchored atop MackUn Field Sta
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Michigan State football Coach,
Biggie Munn, once scored 104%
points In live high school track
meets while a student at North
High In Minneapolis.
Hank Sauer of the Chicago
Cubs hit 24 of his 38 home runs
In 1952 off first division pitchers.
Five of them were off Larry Jen
sen of the Giants.
Many of tl^e world's gold de
posits are found In the very old
Piracy was a common crime in
the Mediterranean In very ancient
Wood is the taw material for '
many chemically synthetic pro*
It is believed that railroad
sleeping cars wore first used in
1S73 in England. **'.
Open All Day
Wednesday and Saturday.
CLOSED THURSDAY AND Fkl
To Allow Our Employees Ti>
For The Holidays.
Quality-Tender Dressed And Drawn 10-15 Li
Turkeys . .
Quality-Tender 15-20 Lb. Tom
Preserves.... "T 27 0
Fin* for Solodt and Cooking
Wesson Oil ... . 32c
Wearever .... I"' 27?
PilUbury'i Ploin of Self Riting
Flour .... 5^.b 52?
Pears... ^ 27c
Kraft 8?' 99c
HI <111 m m mm Bat Cmlm
Playmate* KoiKer Dill
Pickles . . 31 c
PilUbury Chocolate, Yellow or White
Cake Mix.. ? 35c
Jell-0. 3 - 25c
Campbell's 2 ?- 27c
Smoked 1C-14 lb Whole Or Holf Cranberry Sauce-Whole or Strained
^ ? 57' Ocean Spray .
Hens.....ib 49? ??*?., "
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Southland Frozen freih
? ? a Pig 29c
Old South Frozen Fr?ih
Orange Juice . 2 6c'?" 29c
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Cloverleaf Rolls . '??' 23c
PctSweet Frozen f/ttb
Green Peas . . X?' 17c
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stockings? the fruit bowl? ambrosial
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Extra Fancy Washington State Delicious
S Apples . 2 - 35?
California luscious Sweet Red Emperor
Grapes 2 - 29c
Fancy Paper Shell Stuprt
O QQc Pecans... - 43?