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little R ! ........ - ock t. Smit a00/JsouR.uorA  N ''/ for VICTORY with i V - U. $. WAR BONDS THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK , " = = - 's t Problem , mer can rlstmas Features "d ght M C I unger, Not Japanese, Mm nl assz are mng, 00merican Nun Writes Fa ily R A d P m eunions, n arties lblem right now is not how to the food is made up of rice. A1-  e bu,t how to though a great quantity of rice is mVct:y Year at Christmas time i disappeared; but the wassail and famous Christmases. .t HUNGER," a letter from grown in these provinces, yet an- writers hie them off in spirit to i the egg hog reappear as the cock- Jackson ( ice played t 1Viary'--of --tle nually India has had to import the far corners of the earth to itoil and the highball, and the pub- 'Lo all thq orphans of n Sisters, Superior over 1,500,000 tons to feed her ieturr with many a s'ory about]lic singing of the old familiar Theodore Roosevelt's amily Hospital, Patna people and that principally from how the coming of the InantiChristmas carols is enthusiastical- d atthe Motl- Burma, which is now in the hands Savior is celebrated in distant ly renewed year after year in No. 49 Andrew Jackson once played Santa Claus %0 all thq orphans of Washington. boys were responsible for the first electrical- 0use here, stated. Might now they are losing the t which has been going on for the letter said Japan now. controls the rice of the Orient. Rice is the staple diet of hundreds of of people in India, espec- in the provinces of Bihar Orissa, Bengal, Madras and ly lighted Christmas tree at 1600 of the Japanese. climes, Might it not be of in- many American communities. Pennsylvania Ave. The F.D.R. Not only rice but all foodstuffs terest in these days, when so GREETINGS ARNOLD Barber and Beauty Stippiy Company are obtainable only at exorbitant )rices. The poor are growing desperate and the quarrels in front of the rice shops grow alarming every day? Medical supplies, too, are hard to get. For the poor they are im- possible because they are so ex- pensive. There is hardly a doc- tor around who can give treat- merit with quininethe specific for malaria. "We are still provided with food here at the hospital," Sister Margaret Mary said, "but that won't last much longer, for we are feeding over 40 persons a day. Cloth too, like everything else is very dear. I had to spend $75 on sheets last week and I could carry the bundle easily :You may have meatless days and :rations of arious kinds in the States but it is pitiful to see the queues of hungry women and childrenstanding for hours in front of the riceshops only to be sent away empty-handed." :War Changes" Christmas In Denmark, Norway What Christmas will be like this year in Nazi-dominated Denmark and Norway it is hard to say. Christmas in these countries, I  I Ib /' : ,1. it ,.o,, //,( Arkamms' Largest Distributors of Automotive Supplies CROW BURLINGAME COMPANY ";ill 1 Dorado Pine Bluff Hot Springs Stuttgart :l Texarkana Camden Batesville Little Rock Customers and Friends MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FARRIOR'S ARMY STORE OF LITTLE ROCK Member Fedal Reserve System and Member Streets , F.D.I.C. In the midst of a war.weary world, His Holiness Pope Plus XIl says Christmas Midnight lfass in the peace and quietude of his own pri. vale chvpel at tl:e Vatican. rhoto taken in 1942. (N.C.W.C.) however, has always been the great feast of the year. It is the time of reunion of families and friends. Normally, Christmas prepara- tions would begin in mid-Autumn, and hosts would be thinking about new and pleasant surprises for holiday guests. In Norway the stores would begin early to of- would be bought and stocked, for the Scandinavian set much store by the Christmas dinner. Little dwarves holding tiny Christmas trees, would stand at the indicating to each guest where to sit. But now war has come with it the break-up of families, the emptying of food larders, the wor- fer "Julekaver" (Christmas pres- ties of an oppressed people. ents) for the whole family, with I What will be the common Christmas mailing of parcels, as l ......... nnstmas prayer oz me orwe in the U.S., beginning three weeks or a month before the feast. J glans and the Danes? No doubt, Homes would be brusiaed and a prayer for deliverance, that this vashcd until they shone like newl Christmas may see the end of )ins. Great quantities of food z Nazi oppression and domination. Illl I I II Ill IIII II II MERRY CHRISTIIAS ATLAS FUEL CO. Yard and Office at 800 Thayer Ave. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Dealers in HIGH-GRADE DOMESTIC and STEAM COAL Phone 6125 I I II I II IH I I III Wishing You a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, PROSPEROUS' NEW YEAR BREIER'S 124 rest Markham St. Your Favorite Restaurant The festive Christmas tradition many countries have seemingly was perhaps older and more solid for..'otten the meaning of Christ-in the South than in the North mas, to take stqck of what we IOn the old plantations and among have right here under the St,:s!the negro slaves Christmas was a and Stripes in the way of Christ- I time of great rejoicing: there were mas festivities and obserwmces? huge yule fires, stout feastings, To the truly religious person melodious carols, strong drinks, the essence of Christmas is in the and merry dances that often last- lovely custom of Midnight M;sled right through the night. n Catholic churches, the candie j Santa Claus, Indiana, and San- l),ht nd oher services in Pro-Ira, Idaho, are deluged each year testant tanes, the plays and with mail from enlightened chil- pageants and Christmas cribs ldren who have transferred the both in and out of church I old gentleman's residence from Christmas is certainly the great, the North Pole to more temperate American church day. Haad in hand with religioa goes charity under the form of Christmas seal, a truly fine Christ- mas tradition. The double-bar- red cross reminds us each year of the great crusade against tu- berculosis. The custom is not originally American, having start- ed in Denmark and spread to ome forty different countries: but in America it has been most widespread and effective, and the world market for old Christmas seas (they are collected like pos- tage stamps) centers in the Unit- ed States. With our grandparents, as with us, Christmas was a home day, a day of family reunions, .o.pent if ;ossble with parents and grand- parents. The automobile has dis. placed the "one horse open leigh," but the fundamental urge to spend Christmas at home is clime,:. On a mountain towering above the steel mills of Bethlehem, Pa., a great star shines out each year to herald the coming of the Christ Child. The star is 30 feet across from point to point, and can be seen in clear weather a distance of 20 miles. The White House has seen some Christmas is quite a family af- fair, including by long tradition a reading of Dicken's "Christmas Carol" by the President himself. Last Christmas Strange To Soldiers In Jerusalem To Americans, accustomed to hearing the "Adeste Fideles," "Holy Night/' and other sacred hymns, even over commercial radio programs, the 1942 Christ- mas broadcast over the Jerusalem station must have seemed strange. A so-called "Christmas Program" on the Arabic-language hour that day began with a reading from the .Miohammedan Koran, while an English-language hour gener- ally devoted to instrumental music, on Christmas afternoon featured Jewish "Chassidic Sab- bath Songs and Tunes." Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year TREADWAY ELECTRIC COMPANY, Inc. Phone 4-Y174 206 Scott Street LHLE ROCK, ARKANSAS , H , , i ii , Ii i I the same. Indeed,, there is no im more woebegone or pathetic SEASON'S GREETINGS figure in our country than a per- | son who must spend Christmas in I WE SELL LOTS , strange surroundings, separated .... . ...... ....... :  :, , ever the business streets of our large eities look deserted I Phone 4-3732 , it 212 Spring St. Little Rock, Ark and forlorn, it is on Christmas day. Some of the customs practiced by our more rustic elders and borrowed from Englandyule logs, mistletoe--have more or less Christmas Greetings WATSON'S GROCERY & MARKET The Home of Good Things To Eat 1800 Main St. N.L.R. Pianos  : Band Instruments , Visit Our Record Dept.  Sheet Music  Accessories REED Music Co. 8th & MAIN PHONE 5151 I II I II II MERRY CIIRISTMAS for You and Yours! May Health, ltappiness and Prosperity Attend You Always! HAVERTY FURNITURE .CO. 411-413 MAIN Telephone 4-2384 Reagen Central DRUG STORE "We Aim to Please Yu ' PRESCRIPTIONS PROMPTLY FILLED i ::i  Pho. 8268 1001 W. 7th . I k : -----maim. mira. ----am. '" mamam I11111111  III11 lillll WE'RE WISHING i ....... :.i iiiiiiiiiii YOU A .....  ,,: :::::::::::::::::::::: ..,... ':!:" MERRY CHRISTMAS STANDARD ICE CO HAPPY NKW YEAR OF ARKANSAS MECHANICS North Little Rock Beebe Little Rock Lumber Company Cabot Hushes Pine Bluff 60{3 Main, N.L.R. Ph. 2-3456 Brinkhy DeValls Bluff 10th & Spring, Ph. 4-2872 BEST OF WISHES OF THE SEASON TO OUR MANY FRIENDS AMONG THE GUARDIAN READERS BRUEGGEMAN, SWAIM & ALLEN GAZETTE BUILDING PHONE 9946  m llm  immmmll  m ==mmm =-== \\; ,943 Fones Brothers Hardware Company 180,000 Established Square Feet In 1859 Floor Space Second and Rock Streets LITTLE ROCK, ARK.