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THE GUARDIAN. APRIL 9. 1927 /!i Page Three ! ...... , .. _ k Compliments of HOPE. ~- ~---:~"~ - .... ]~'Y hea~ wu hurt by the world of men ING & REYNOLDS ""Aodfthughtth.t, ........,.,.,.. Then l raised my face to the open sky, STREET Phone 6328 And flung out my arms ms the wind rushed by. While the world was sweet with flowers fair. And the promise ot spring was in the air; ;? make specialty Music came once more to my lips so dumb, a of Where l thought a song could never come. ~C Music of God that found its way turPs To a lonely heart on Easter day =- = E ster INN I Compliments of Hare FARMERS STATE Several animals are associated with OF CONWAY Over One Million Dollars CONWAY, ARKANSAS "GUARANTEED TITLE SERVICE" State Wide QUaranty Abstract & Title Insurance Company ABSTRaCTS--ESCROWS Title Insurance Sixth Street Phone 1493 FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS In All Flavors ROCK BOTTLING CO. 7th St. Phone 4-1469 Easter. Tile hare, for example, be- cause for many centuries it has been regarded as the symbol of the moon and the moon governs the date on which Easter falls. The hare feeds by moonlight, and its young, unlike those of most other warm-blooded animals, are born with their eyes open. In- deed, the old fable is that the hare never closes its eyes. In the Egyp- tian language the word for hare meant also a period of 28 days, or that of a lunar month. Other creatures are as- sociated with the great festival of spring--the ass because of the cross upon Its back and because it was upon an ass that Christ rode into Jerusa- lem; and the fish called the dory, for this is the creature from whose mouth the silver piece was taken, and upon either side of whose head are said to be the marks of the sacred finger and thumb. EASTER IS OLDEST OF ALL FESTIVALS Antedates Christmas in the Christian Calendar. Easter, commemorating to Christian believers the resurrection of the Savior of mankind, is the oldes[ of all the festivities in the Christian calendar. Easter even antedates Christmas as one of the universal days of rejoicing. For while Easter, or Psacha, ancient designation of the day, has been ob- served from the time of the founda- .tion of the Christian religion, it was not until four centuries after the birth of Jesus of Nazareth that His natal day was set apart for general com- memoration. One of the most interesting facts in connection with Easter is that its orl. gin dates back to the old ffewlsh feast of-the Passover. Early differences arose as to the precise day on which the Easter fes- tival should be observed. In the flew- ish calendar the Passover occurs on a J. L. WILLIAMS, President H. V. CARTWRIGHT, Vice-President EMMA COX SMITH, Cashier A. A. MOORE, Assistant Cashier BANK OF OSCEOLA Put Your "Gold" in Our Bank Before "Time" Puts "Silver" in Your Hair. CAPITAL, $25,000.00 SURPLUS AND PROFITS, $25,000.00 OSCEOLA, ARK. Compliments OF CONWAY CONWAY, ARKANSAS In the. Distinctive Bottle, \ tianSbeingfiXed assigneddaYthe firstf theEasterdaymOnth.oftOtheSunday,TheweekChriS-thatand - .... ................................... _ ........ . ..... . -.~l m,, -" - .... " ~H the day, according to Scripture, that ~[ Ohrlst arose from the dead. ~ ~ -m ~ ~ m Astronomical problems of a complex character were largely responsible for QIE ~ ---- these differences, which continued un- - -- ........ ~ ~1 ~Ol~Ot' -O1~O- "Ol~i til the year 325 A. D., when the Coun- 1 ~ ; ell of Nieea decreed that everywhere ~ , - } m ,::I' Gr L-THESSING in Ghrlstendom Easter should be oh- t COMPLIMENTS ~ '~ RNol nx, O served on the same day. It was not } Z COMPANY until the adoption of the Gregorian l ~'~I~WAV ~ CONWAY'S ,. calendar in 1582, however, that this } ,~va,t ,, ~.a. | decree .secured anything like general 1 |C~l~"q,~ I:;'IIWI Cf~! PAN t' t acceptance. Even now, though the ~ &vL~ ~ ,a eL*L,4 VV* La ~ , .] Gregorian calendar l, as been adopted in l ~ H L GROCERY the Near East, there are some of the, ! . oriental cong ga lons tn which Ea,ter I H is observed sometimes before, and l [~ '' ~ UALITy---PRICE.___SERVICE sOmetimes after, the date on which the {" ~__J } festival is celebrated In the Western ~'m ~ l H ita ' ,. Phones 660.L..661 , churches, f! t l H __ || MANUFACTURERS ' R treet CONWAY, ARK. Spinsters Washed Eftigy 1 ] " M An exceedingly quaint old Good Frl-[ ~ 1 PURE ICE_ 1 g ~ 0 --~'OI~ZOr -Ol~gO~ day custom was held up to less than a/lIll ( A D i n century ago in tile little church of )1 t N " | B -_ ......... __ _ ] Glentham, Lincolnshire, England. |~] DAISY If'"~ C~EA~ ~ a Thither, upon this red-letter day of |~ ~ ~,,L* ~.,,~t~ ~-LtVg ~ ~t~ tile year, would seven spinsters--then |~ ~ e ~ termed In the bluntly, frank phrase-[[[ ~ ~ I ology of the,tlmes, "old maids"---re-[I L ~---.---.~ Materials of All Kinds sort. each bearing her pitcher of wa-/~ -- a ter, brought from Newell well, their |~] - Joint task being to wash a certain |~ i stone effigy of a female placed within }~ I tile church precincts, for which they I,,!= " :ON H BRICK, were recompensed, somewhat lnade- ACME FACE BRICK quately ~ope would think, by the dole {'\t~,~ I OOFING., PLASTER of a shilling. Whom the figure was "a~, _=_ .-_= supposed to represent, or In whose - CEMENT LIME FUEL Phone 1021 MAURICE MOIX QENERAL MERCHANDISE ! TT Oak Street CONWAY, ARK. memory It had been roared, history does not record; for the passing years would seem to have stolen her very name from this mute memorial of the past, and only by the unlovely title of "Molly Grime" was she handed~ down to posterity, and the "washing ~f Molly Grime" was regarded by at lea~ those seven old Lincolnshire spinsters as the great event, if not of the year, at least of one unforgettable day,, Are At All Times " for the Betterment of Pine Bluff and Her People \ Legend of Easter Bells Among the Easter decorations to be seen at this season, in shop windows and elsewhere, are many Easter bells in floral designs and delicate colors. In Latin countries find in ~rural Que- bec the chocolate bell is very popular especially With boys and girls, to whom it typifies One of the most pleasing of childish Easter legends--that of the yearly flight of the church bells to Rome. Little boys and girls are taught to watch and wait for the flight of the bells, and though no one has ever seen them fly, the children are always hope- ful flint some time, if they listen care- fully, they will hear the chimes as the bells leave their steeple and float off through the night on their Journey to Rome to be blessed. The exi of course is the silence of the bells at Passiontlde and their pealing again at Easter. \ \