Newspaper Archive of
Arkansas Catholic
Litlte Rock, Arkansas
December 17, 1943     Arkansas Catholic
PAGE 5     (5 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 5     (5 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
December 17, 1943

Newspaper Archive of Arkansas Catholic produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

I I 0000Colorful Ceremonies" Swedish .Holiday 0000eason May Be Dimmed Although war-time conditions make a difference, ms festivities normally be- ila in Sweden on the Feast of St. Ucy (December 13) and continue "hrough the end of the month **;[" It is the traditional custom for 7i[tlle children of the Swedish house- a'$01d to carry from room to room, the Feast of St. Lucy, trays lighted candles, hot col- and cookies. On the even- of St. Lucy's Day, Stockholm scene of an ancient proces- The facades of houses are and Christmas trees in the public squares. is on the move. Small clad in white mantels carry stars, and sing Christ- Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year FORT SMITH pointed red caps dance through the streets. Farmers garbed in the national costume and shep- herds on horseback escort the "Lucia Wagon," on which a young woman, chosen from among thou- sands in the town, rides in a gown of white and red representing the Saint. A crown of twelve candies is her headgear. Similar crowns are worn by the twelve maids who ride horseback as an escort. The twelve days between the Feast of St. Lucy and Christmas are the busiest of the year. At a market in the suburbs of Stock- holm young wGmen in national dress sell Christmas sweets. There is an open fire around which they: gather at intervals to sing and dance a Christmas polka. Hot drinks are served in colored glas- ses. Everywhere--in the city apartment and in the loneliest farmhouse--candles burn in the windows throughout the Christ- mas season COTTON OIL COMPANY RAIS-MOR FERTILIZER Sests0n's i Greetings "OUR AIM IS TO , PLEASE ' . _ YOU." MOR-FAMILY FEEDS FEEDS OF ALL KINDS BOSTON LAUNDRY FORT SMITH, ARK. g00 NORTH 8th STREET FORT SMITH CONSTANTINO'S DELICIOUS SANDWICHES BEST BEER IN TOWN Real Italian Spaghetti and Meat Balls Colonial FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS ':1' I Cot:a: YC: eRe::D---C ::lk ! /[ . ifi: Buttermilk -- Cream / I[- "''' % Always Ask Your Grocer for / , |D| -   or Call for Daily Delivery | BECKMAN DAIRY CO. / A Member National Dairy Council i ' 2511 Spradling ....................... " ...............  ........................... 5730 [I00ORSGREN BROS., Contractors I MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK BLDG. : FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 17, 1943 III I I I II I St. Boniface Church St. Boniface Parish was established in 1886, under the care of the Benedictine Fathers. Due to the growth of the parish, the old frame building, in use for over 50 years was outmoded, and it was necessary to have a new church. In July, 1938, the cor- nerstone was laid, and the church was dedicated in May, 1939. The Rev. Mark Berger, O.S.B., is pastor at the present time. I Despite War, Will Be A Happy Christmas ISays Chaplain Chief Washington. (E)--In his Christ- forgotten meaning of Christmas. mas message sent to all Army Your men, chastened by the hard- chaplains, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Wil- rships and dangers of war, have liam R. Arnold, Brigadier General new eyes to see and new ears to and Chief of Chaplains, said he hear. Tell them about Joseph and knew of no greater joy than Mary leaving their home at the i the discovery that we can be serene y, deeply happy without any of this world's favors." The message was a part of Mpnsignor Arnold's circular let- ter addressed to the chaplains and stated: "MY CHRISTMAS GREETING: "No matter where you are or under what circumstances you spend the day, I pray fervently that Christmas may bring you great peace and joy of heart. Far from home and the usual merry- making of warless days, you find; yourself stripped of worldliness and therefore much closer to Him who suffered loneliness and hard- ships in order to give us our first Christmas. I know of no greater joy than the discovery that we can be serenely, deeply happy without any of this world's favors. "In a manger of an outlying stable near Bethlehem is the com- :plete answer to man's yearning for peace and happiness. With the mind and heart of a humble shepherd you now understand as never before the Angel's message, !'Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy.., for this day is born to you a Saviour Who is Christ the Lord.' Like a John the Baptist, announce this much ![lli- 17 North Sixth Street command of their temporal ruler . . . tell them about the long win- ter journey on foot . . the loneli- ness among strangers . . . the ut- ter lack of sympathy and com- passion . . . the worry and poig- nant anxiety . . . the cold, bleak stable.., the hushed waiting.. and then the silent coming of the Son of God, the Way, the Truth and the Life. "The gates of Heaven stood open, and hosts of angels swoop- ing to Earth blended with the glorious light from His Eternal Kingdom. Sing out with your, men and the Angels, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will.' With this faith in God, despite the war. and all worldly evils, this shall be a happy Christmas for you and yours." Signs Of The Times In The Holy Land Seen on the front of a Jaffa Road hotel: "X . . . Hotel. En- trance Sideways." On King George V. Avenue: "Fruits and Vegetables Shop." At a carpenter-shop in the Old City, specializing in coffins: "Ta- tooing done here in Colors." "WE ENTERTAIN THE OZARKS" JEFFRIES AMUSEMENT CO. Operators and Distributors of COIN OPERATED MACHINES Office---7154 Niter5512 If No Answer Call 5691 Fort Smith, Arkansas CIIRISTMAS GREETINGS 1 Secrest Printing Company FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS CHRISTMAS 1 n time of war brings to us, more realistically, it's real meaningthat of reverence, humility and t thankfulness for home, family and friends. In this  spirit we extend greetings to alL Merchants National Bank FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS Member Federal Deposit Member Federal ! Insurance Corporation Reserve System \\; PAGE FIVE I II I II ] III I II IIIII III St. Scholastica's Academy 121st War-Time IChristmas For /United States Christmas, 1943, will twer our war. St. Scholastica's Academy, under the direction of the Bene- dictine Sisters, was at first located in Logan County. When His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop visited the school, he ad- vised the changing of the location nearer to Ft. mith. At his suggestion, land was purchased, ground broken, and the new chool dedicated in 1924. When the building proved too small, a new wing was begun, completed in 1929. Christmas Masses "Roosters Mass" be the twenty-first Christmas in which our country has been officially at War-time Christmases al- ways recall that of 1776 when Washington daringly crossed the Delaware, surprised the Hessians at Princeton, and took many pris- oners. Len in time of war, however, Christmas is a day apart. Last year War Production Board head Donald Nelson urged all war workers, with the exception of those whose presence on the job was absolutely essential, to take a lull holiday on Christmas. "On the birthday of the Prince of Peace," Nelson said, "we can and should rest from the produc- tion of weapons of war." In Bethlehem Till o., , ., . . _.. oa00,v. In l00razu Late Arternoon I ,, t. The war has made afternoon liD, l_.]l]eD .,Air Masses more or less commonplace, In Brazil Christmas is eele- in the armed forces, but under .... ........ ordinary e rournsta ee /Rth lhorn Draea in qulse aliierent ways in localities Since about Christmas is the only day in the eight out of nine Brazilians are year, that Masses are celebrated Catholic, however, the Mass is the until late afternoon. By virtue of outstandina feature of the holi an olden privilege, priests may , .. '.. offer the Holy Sacrifice at the oay ceteorauon. Manger in Bethlehem hour after l On the night of December 24 in hour, beginning at the previous i many localities, the worldly types mdmght, almost until the sun of 1 at " ' of celebration come to a ha t Christmas Day is setting over the Judean hills. Silently, through- out the night and morning and afternoon hours, crowds in the Grotto attend one Mass after an- other, the places of those who left being filled by others, anxious to assist at the Holy Sacrifice in the place where the Christ Child was born. Season's Greetings City National Bank Member F. D. I. C. Fort Smith, Arkansas midnight in order that the people may attend the "Roosters Mass" which is read outside of church on an altar set up in the open air. Christmas festivities do not end on Christmas Day, but extend from December 24 to January 6, which is called "Kings Day." ii Southern Wholesale i Grocer Co. FORT SMITH i. i . i H i .. u i i . i Y ULEKPE. JOY L i ii -A star in the sky, new hope in the heart, and Christmas trees glowing from windows and out of doors. A most appropriate time to thank you for your patron- age, and to wish you a Merry Christmaa and a Happy and Prosperotm New Year. EADS BROS. FURNITURE FORT SMITH, ARK. BUY WAR BONDS FOR A Very Merry Christmas Miller's, Inc. Leading Jeweler COMPLETE LINE Machinery & Equipment AUSTIN-WESTERN ROAD MACHINERY CleTrac Tractors Air  Water  Suction and Welding Hose WIRE ROPE Motors - Pumps - Belts - Rails ROAD AND MINING MACHINERY We Rent Equipment R. A. YOUNG & SON Fort Smith, Ark. 301 South 10th St. Phone 8901