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the hearecs of stran- of Christmas" legends are those the ties of friend surrounding the first Christmas. bonds of fam- stands outside national boundries, join and humble young and with its spirit legacy of that first .~. People the world spontaneously created of rites and customs, legends to give ex- the spirit of love and is Christmas. of Love the most enchantin One tells of the little wren of Normandy, called the "poulette de Dieu" because she lovingly gathered bits of moss and feath- ers to cover the newborn Infant and to keep him warm as he lay in the manger that cold and star- ry night. Another tells of a young shep- herd who had ben left behind to tend the fires while the older men followed the star to Bethlehem. I.~)nging to join them, but embarr assed :because he had no gift for the Babe, he remembered a little white flower he hfid seen blooin, ing in the fields. Hurrying back, he plucked it and reverently layed it beside the Child as his gift of love. When the Babe kissed it, .the white flower suddenly wore a crown of gold, and ever since the daisy has had a yellow center surrounded by white petals. Christmas Flower Power Holly, with its glossy, green leaves, was held to be a sacred and powerful plant by the ancient Druids. Believing it cou,ld ward off evil spirits, they placed it strategically in windows and door ways. An early Christian legend relates that the holly got its bright red berries when drops of blood were spilled by a little nze more file message of eaze anh resouubs a ros the lank heralbing that first oly Nig mhc the beautiful hristma slory begun. @uc art for a erry hfla m . ODOM, Manager MartinSburg, West Virginia ] Sleigh bells ring, voices sing out all through the land in friendly Christmas greetlng6. To these we add our own, extending to our faithful customers and friends the Warmest holiday ,iacerrat "thank you" far your rroaag . Ranson, WestVirginia ,lamb that was scratched by its thorns as it followed the shep- herds to Bethlehem on the first Christmas Today, ,holly branches have become a favorite Christmas decoration, brightening homes, offices and shop windows during the joyous holiday season. What magical powers were as- cribed to the mistletoe, or "all - heal" by the Druids! They believ- ed rit had the power to cure dise- ase, counteract posions and pro- tect against witchcraft. The Scan dinavians observed an old custom whereby even enemies who met beneath the bough of the mistle- ,toe would lay down their arms and observe a truce for at least a day. There was another old leg- end that the unfortunate young hosts and hostesses with gifts. The ladies of the church served a delicious ham luncheon. We were sorry to note the absence of several correspondents Season's greetings and best wishes were extended to all. The regular Divine Worship Service will not be held Sunday, Dec. 24, as the five churches of Jefferson Circuit will present a musical program at 2:30 in the Summit Point Methodist Church. Sunday School will be held at 10 o clock when Mrs. Allen Kib- ler and Miss Sue Ellen Bush willil be in charge of a Christmas ob- servance. Rev. Lynn Buttorff, minister in charge, announced that there wil, l be an associate minister who will be introduced maiden who did not receive a kiss on Janttary 7. under the golden bough at Christ Mr. C. D. Boyer, Sr has re- mas not wed for another year and turned to his home, Shannon who would dare to take such a Park, after being a patient in the risk? Our popular custom of "the Charles Town General Hospital. kiss under the mistletoe" may Eddie Seal expects to return to very well stem from this, or from his home the last of the week af- the use of the mistletoe in a prims ter being a patient in the local tire marriage rite. t Mr. Milford Howell and family I of Hagerstown was a visit(~r ~~ Thursday of Mrs. Stormer Howell. Gifts in memory of Mr. Stormer Howell have been received by the K~bletown Church Memorial MRS. MARIANNA SMALLWOOD Fund from his daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Wi,llingham, Mr. and Mrs. B~ ~~:~ ~,~:!~ ~:~ M. L. Adams, Sr Mr. and Mrs. W.S.C,S. Meeting t C. D. Boyer, Sr Mrs Clarence Twelve members were present Smallwood, t he Kabletown Wednesday night, Dec. 13, when Church, the local WS.C.S Mr. the Woman's Society of Christian and Mrs. Oral B. Hughes. Service met at the hame of Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Ware Clarence Smallwood for their and family of Lebanon, Pa were regular meeting and Christmas weekend visitors of his mother, party. Mrs. J. Edgar Ware, Woodbyrne Mrs. Robert Bush, vice presS- Farm. dent, ca~lled the meeting to order, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Button, her then turned it over to ,Mrs. C. D. aunt, Mrs. Ida M. Scarborough, Boyer, Sr who presented the all of Winchester, Va were din- ,program. The carol, "It Came her guests Sunday of Mr. and Upon the Midnight Clear," was Mrs. Thomas Wolford. They at- sung followed by Scripture re- tended the cantata at 7:30 in the cording of the birth of Jesus as Asbury Methodist Church in found in Matthew. The lesson Charles Town. program "What They Say in Beth- lehem," was taken from the Meth- DOZEN ROSES PASSE? odist Woman. Th.is consisted oft reflections of the second wise London - A dozen red roses for man, the old shepherd, King Her- the wife wil,1 be a thing of the old, Joseph and Mary. Hymn "St- past if the Horticultural Advisory lent Night," was sung follolowed Service has its way. More than by a prayer and a reading "Just 100 British flower growers have One Small Candle." decided to mark their bloo~s in The usual business routine bunches of 10 instead of 12. consisted of reading and approv- "We are doing this because of ing the Novemtier minutes; report the steady advance towards the of finances; taking the evening's decimal system," a spokesman offering and distri*buting the Up- said. per Room booklets. A gift in memory of the late Mr. Stoner Howell was given to the Kable- town Church Memorial Fund. BE WISE - ADVERTISE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1967 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARI R'S ADVOCATE ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY Across the land, in farm, Yillage, town and city, the spirit of Christmas is everywhere. Hay it fill your own TOY I-A~,~ D Plans were made to hold a cov- ered dish supper on the regular meeting night in January with their adult leaders as guests. The meal will be served at 7 o'clock. There being no further business the meeting adjourned with the benediction. The hostess served refreshments With Mxs. Joshua Clipp pron'otmcing the blessing. Exchange of gifts was held dur- in gthe recretation hour. Mr. Raymond Ford of Ranson visited Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brooks on Sunday. Members of the Blue Ridge Live Wire 4-H Clu, b enjoyed their Christmas party in conjunction with their regular meeting Mon- day night, Dec. 18, in the Kable- town School. Henry Cii~pp visited his broth- er,in-law, George Smatlwood, Ber- ryville, Va who has returned to his home after being hospitalized in the Winchester Memorial Hos- pital for quite some time follow- ing an accident at Celarbrook, Va. Mrs. Clarence Smallwood joined other correspondents of the Sp.irit of Jefferson-Advocate at a luncheon Saturday at noon in the Asbury Methodist Educationa.1 Building. They were guests of the executive officials of the Jef- ferson Publishing Company who presented each with gifts. Mrs. Mary Bruce Ft~rr presented the GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY SUBSCRIBE TO THE SPIRIT 0~ world with happiness, j y and good will now and throughout the coming }'ear! North Mildred Street -- Charles Town, W. Va. Our Store Hours Are: . Monday Through Friday 7:30 to 5 P. M. -- Saturday 7:30 to 4 P. M. % A most bountiful holiday is our wish for you; cherished friendships happy laughter of happy children and the good will of all men, Have the merriest of all Christmases I LOSE WEIGHT Get ~mazin~ results when ,you take our produ~', ca.ed SLIMODEX~ No ~reserip- tion needed. You must lose ug y fat or your money back. SLIMODEX is a tab- let and eusily swallowed. No starving, no special exerices, no harmful drugs. SLIMODEX costs $8.00 and is sold on this GUARANTEE: if not satisfied for any reason, just return the unused port- ion to the makers and get your full money back. SLIMODEX is sold by: MOFFETT'S PHARMACY Charles Town - Mail Orders Filled Nov. 23-5t-pd. Per Week SUPERI'ANE SALES CORPORATION EAST WASHINGTON STREET DIAL 725.7087 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Third Avenue. Ranson, W. Va. Phone - Charles Town 725-7071 - 725.7910 We pause 'mid the holiday bustle to count our many blessings, and to express deep appreciation for pat- ronage Jefferson Countians have given to us. To YOU and YOURS, our fondest CHRISTMAS GREETINGS. We also extend our congratulations to the Management and Persannel of the Powhatmx Brass.& Iron Works on their broad expm o program of the past year. S. L. MINGHINI & SPECIALIZING PHONE AM - 263-9988 IN PUBLIC, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL WORK