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PAGE TWO RATONAH RECORD * WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME INTERESTS OF NORTHERN WWTCHESTER COUNTY Published Ev.ry Frldajr at Katonah. Westchester Tounty. N Y.. by the Katoaaa Pwbllinlng Corporation Qaorge H. Covey. Presides!. Fowler C I'wk Swrotary and Trpasurer CHRISTMAS DAY IN ICELAND Native* •till Cling to OW Customs and Songs; Day I* One of Oreat Happl FOWLER C. PECK, Editor and General Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATE8:—One Year. J2.00. Six M.intus. $100 Single Cop leu. S (\enti Entered at the Poet OIBce at Katonah. N Y . a» Secoud-Chw Matter Telepheti* 47 Katonah. A GOOD LISTENER. A HUNTING SONQ Now that the nut« err taken And the vale in cleared of the Now that thf wind h*a shaken The laat Irar from th» thi>rn. Now with the woods forsaken And th«. empty fields forlorn. Let the dei-ol.it* npacea waken To the muslr IN* hound and he al TTje feet of the year are flying As the yean before them have (tad. We see that the leave* ure dying We know that the flower* are dead, An<j we hear the wild neene crying In their southward (light o'erhewd. And our hungry hearts are aigtilng For the flash of the white and red. Kor this la the wtee god» - guiding— When wlnda have scattered the. Ai J the guu-a of the summer close— Ttmt the lonln of th<- land go riding And the horn on the upland blows. —\\ 111 H. Ogllvie, In W estrolnstor Ga­ ve t to While there Is more or loss dim fu­ sion relative to a reorganization of tin- Republlran party. It would be wi-11 fur those who might he inxtrumpntnl In bringing It ul-out to read, murk. It-urn and inwardly dlRem all phm>t\< of Hi.- controversy so that whlili may lie dcin •will be done Intelligently Aftei u defeat there are those ready to point to the (aune. hut as a rule those who can Rive (subsequent reasons are not the ones to offer a solution earl> enough to avoid failure There are those who are statins. a.V they see it. Just what caused the il<- 1 A t nd ear,h ,or » w . h,l *J 1 \ h,d,n « In a mantle made of the snows, leal til U»e Republicans That there ( xn d lne from ttoe nortn are gliding. was u defeat tin-re is no doubt, but • - ' _-T~„ there Is home doubt, neverlheless. as to the uirtiruty ol some of the dedui tions \\ hen tliere is defeat il Is ra<- r ly ever due to any one particular cause It Is seldom occasioned by what is done all at once More often It I- the result of conditions which in cumulate and which people resent, some for one reason and some for an other So, for any one group ot men to say Just what It was und Just how t(. escape It In the future, Is something that should be considered before it Is accepted Statements have been made by those well meaning anil well Intentloned rel atlve to what should he done The truth Is whoever they are. they should not arbitrarily declare that they are the onl> Republicans in State or nutiou who are correct In thel, analysis This Is a MK StatP nail a bigger nation and many elements must he taken Into account before any sound decision can be reached The (fJCH a stroog-wlnged thing is Chrlatmaa Cheer that It haa betaken Itself even to that Isolated Island of the far north, where the short­ est day Is four hours long, and where at Chrlftraas time the sun does not rise shore the horizon for a week. Christmas Is s gneat da; with the people of Iceland and they still ding to all their old customs and songs und the day to them Is one of great hap­ piness. One of their favorite old songs la filled with simplicity that Is touching and yet gives s glimpse of s philos­ ophy of life that Is pretty fine When I go good and think aright At peace with man. resigned to God. Thou lookat on me with eyes of light. Tasting new Joys In joy's abode ! CHRISTMAS FEAST FOR BIROS Featheey Tribe In Bosnia Not Forgot­ ten—Food Placed Near Nests and Shelters. HARP NOT NATIONAL EMBLEM , Red Dragon of Cadwallader Officially Recognized as the Peculiar Prop­ erty of Walts. ! While the liars.) Is a Welsh national 1 Instrument, It Is not recognized as the cutlouul emblem. The national em- hlpm had a place in the royal arms ' ot Great Urltaln as a supporter In the ' reign of King Henry VII. but that ( king, toward the end of his reign ! changed the supporters which were two white lions of March to the Welsh Dragon cm the dexter side, with the White Greyhound on the sinister. The latter emblem was representative of either the Pe Beauforts, his own an­ cestors or (he Nevilles, the ancestors of his wife, both of these families using the white greyhound as a family budge. In 1528 his son, Henry VT.II. used for supporters to the royal arms worst mistake' that possibly could l>e ' tne golden lion on the dexter, while made would be undue haste Nothing ! the Red Dragon of Wales, which his Is e\er gained by precipitating a break I father had used on the dexter he rete- in the tanks, whereas something is gnted to the sinister side. These to be accomplished by holding the aupporters continued in use until the ranks .together and making changes I accession (In 1603) of Jamea VI of ithln rather tha* w^ont. ,,^^0^^%^ changed the Red Dragon of Wales on the sinister to the Unicorn aa In the royal arms of Scotland—an emblem the world should be edited It would j of purity.—Montreal Family Herald. bo dangerous, however, to put the in I — vestment in their hands George K Morris, Chairman of th« Republican State Committee, Is pur from 4 : There are those who never, wrote a line for a newspaper who can tell Just how the biggest metropolitan paper in Reading Fishes' 8calea. A single scale from a salmon will tell you its owners' age, and whether suing the right course He Is keeping , hls pickings have been slim or the free from entanglements and Is listen 1 °PP°8lte. When viewed through a ml- Ing There is no Immediate demand for , c-oscope the stale will reveal liny ... .. . , ,, ! lines, which have developed at the drastic action, and an Irreparable or- _„,„ . rate of 10 a year. Lines crowded ror could be made by leaping in the ; cl08e pn)ve that ^ Mlmoo nag ^ dark That Chnlrman Morris Is prov , h lgh. Lines widely spread In- ing a good listener, as stated in one of ' the New York papers, indicates that be is not being disturbed but is anxi ous to listen to all suggestions When the evidence Is all in it will be time for him to haw someth ig to sa\ it i- 1 apparent that his purpose is to get the i facts, which Is the only Intelligent : course to pursue Then whatever he <loes will not be premature ; 0\ HRISTMAS Is not merely a festival celebrnted by and for man alone. Among the folklore of other countries are several quaint sti In which animals and birds givo ev dence of their adoration. A well- known Itosnlnn legend offers a version of world-adoration. They claim that on the holy day \the stin In the east bowed down, the stars stood 8:111; the mountains and forests shook and touched the earth with tlietr summits, and the green pine tree bent; the grass was bp-flowered with the open­ ing of hlossoms; incense sweet as myrrh pervaded upland and forest; birds sung on the mountain tops and all give thanks to the great God.\ In Bosnia on Christmas Day a sheaf of rye Is put near birds' nests und bird house*) for the birds' Christmas. An old Indian legend snys that on Christmas night all the deer in the forest kneel In adoration before the Great Spirit Woe to him, however, who tries to spy upon them. He punished with perpetual stlffenlni the knees. Mnny people of the Old JP>1«.(11 claim that on Christmas night amsj^ls are gifted with speech, but none mijst trespass or eavesdrop. ,' - Mnny and many have been the tales which account for tb* robin's red breast In great many parts of Eur he Is called the Savior's bird, an story Is told that when the Christ crucified the robin, unable to sti His suffering, ventured to pluck thorns from' His head. In doing so, bloodistalned tte^otOi^bresist, whj •lfn lie) wears 'today. BECOBD, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 82, 1922. CARD 'Wm AT CHRISTMAS Ps **t **JLrdi tsrttferJMnt li YsKttbU Thin •irt **ta *3« Afforded Means of i Knoland During UJflYEJtSAX. Christmas cus­ tom of England in olden dates was playing at cards. Faraoos who nersr too chad a card at any other season ot the ymx felt bound to play a few games at Christmas. A pt-oMMtory statute of Henry VTTi reign fmfjfrite card playing save during the Pin Mian holidays. Of course this prohibit!oa extended only to persona of humble rank. Sir Boasit De Coveriey took care to provide bath creature comfort and amusement for his neighbors at Christ, mas by ami tfltig \a string of hog's pud: dings and a pack of cards\ to every poor family in the pariah. Even tfc. pulpit conies In for Its •hare ot aMOdotes regarding playing cards, rnlfcs, gives an example of a clergyman preaching from Romans 12:8, \A* } -<lod hath dealt to every man the saaasure of faith.\ The rever­ end uniHawisii in question adopted ns an Illustration of his discourse the metaphor sf \dealing\ as applied to cards, remtodlDp his congregation that they should follow suit, ever play above board, Improve the gifts dealt out to them, take care of their trumps, play promptly when It came tbelr torn, ate. 'SMrt notes were fmroFntly written on the backs of playing cards. In an old collection of poetry Is found the following Tines To a iVady Who Sent Her Compli­ ments to a Clergyman on the Ten of Hearts. Tour compliments, dear lady, pray forbear,. \Old English services are more sin­ cere; Ton send ten hearts—the tithe Is only mine. \Give ma but one and burn the other nine.\—Cleveland Plnln Dealer ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS TREE ..History af the Yuletlde Emblem tends Far Into the Mists of '•' 1 Antiquity Ex- USE OF CHRISTMAS STOCKING dlcate a scam diet Polite Dissembling Necessary. In social Intercourse truth Is more if an est ranger than Action.—Boston Transcript. Man Needs Much Air The average human being consumes 2(!7 c ublc feet of air every 24 hours. Merry ( hrlstmas and a Happy New- Year Dickens' Immortal Creations. There are 2,174 different characters la the works of Chnrles Dickens. NORTH WESTCHESTER CO., Inc. \EVERYTHING E L ECTRIC/VL\ 1900 Cataract Washing Machines Electrical Appliances Easy Vacaani 1 + • • • • • • • + • •-* • • HOUSE WIRING A SPECIALTY G. E. MOTORS ELECTRIC RANGES Hot pomt Vacuum Cleaners *™ p«»ier 'The Highest Class Talking Machine In the World\ We offer terms to twit your convenience. Custom Comes From Sunny Italy Where Poor First Used Long Knitted Purses. •IMI HE custom of hanging up £ I stockings on Christmas Eve ^^L—I comes to us from a land tut ygr across the oUSan — from sunny Italy In the city of Padua, long ago, *ooa old St Nicholas used to go about the streets after dark and throw through the windows of the homes of the poor people long knitted pursos, tied at 1 both ends, and containing much need-! ed coins. These purses were made of, rarn, and when untied looked not un­ like a footless stocking. . Finally, as time went on, rhe poor people, hoping thus to remind the more fortunnte.of their needs, used to 1 hong these empty purses out of the ] windows on the night before Christ- 1 mas, so that s gift might be placed) in them. j In the north country, where the weather is cold at Christmas time, the purees were hung by the chimney, place In the hope that 8t Nicholas, would drop his offering down the! chimney HE history of Christmas tree ( ?nsage extends far Into the /-mists of antiquity. Some say its origin Is connected '•$gf with the legendary Tree of \rasil the great tree of Norse ithln whose roots and heaven and earth are bound, custom may be traced to s who. at the time of the decorated their portals of the Inavlan d/pur .» AmoOT**K> (tVeeju. as thisjjf. ast fif lhjhtav ^/•••.^^'\'ftft-S To people of different localities day the term Christmas tree may mean 'Or, spruce, pine, cedar or even mag­ nolia, for each .particular region makes' use of the most suitable species that Is to be found near Its markets. In the vicinity of the mid-west, a short-needle pine found In. Michigan and Wiscon­ sin may be used. On the Pacific coast the white flr finds favor, while through­ out Ohio, the Norway spruce Is largely used. In Maryland and Virginia, the scrub pine and farther south cedar and hollv. Best of all Is the sym­ metrical 'lalsam fir, each tiny leaf of which sends out a breath of aromatic fragrance. CHARLES P. KENNEDY'S STORE CHRISTMAS GIFTS For Your Mother and Dad or Sister or Brother or Soil or Daughter or Son or Daughter of Some Other Mother and Dad Here You Will Find SDmething Suitable and Pleasing For Her or For Him, Relative, Friend Ordinary or A-A-A Very Particular Friend. A WISE PLAN WHEN SHOPPING VISIT OUR STORE /A Obedient Daughter. \Daughter did I not see you sitting on that young man's lap when I passed the parlor door last evening 7\ \Yes and It was very embarrassing. I wish you had not told me to.\ \Good heavens! I never told you to do any­ thing of the kind!\ \You did. You told me that If he attempted to get sentiments* I must sit on 11100.\— Pathfinder. AN OLD CHRISTMAS CUSTOM Village Boys In North England produoe Play That la as Old' as the Race. Re- <J0 tlce and the custom h -> SPORTING GOODS Complete Westinghouse Radio Sets WIRE HEADSETS DRY CELLS KING AM-PLI-TONES YOU ARE WELCOME TO LISTEN IN. E. R. \B\ BATTERIES f INSULATORS + RADIOTRON TUBES % V THE North of England some of the oldest of our Christmas customs are still faithfully observed. One of the quaintest Is that of the , village boys who call themselves \The ! Mummers.\. At Christmas time they I perform a Utile play that is as old When the purses went out of fashion as the English race, stockings as the thing most IHte-4hem i There are three enter characters— were used In their stesy and that Is-ygt. (Jeorps, resplendent In stlver-pe- why we today still obssWe\^fb*S prac- pered armor, ind brandishing a ' j \wooden sword'; Beelsebn>, whe. Is, of , course, the famous dragon; and the Doctor, who wears a battered top-hat At the beginning ot the play It Is nmiounofHl that the countryside Is be­ ing laid waste by Bsetxebttb. Various minor rhnracters make mn appeal .for deliverance- from the monster's sway. Then St Weorge bursts upon the scene. A fierce battle takes place. In which he Mavs Beelzebub, but Is himself hudly «minded. At this point the Doc­ tor rushes In with a bottle, which be places t>, the saint's Hps. \Tak Room o' man nlff-naff dahn thy tlff-oiff,\ he prescribes. So George drinks nnd Is cured. Some of toe words used In the play | are so ..1$, that neither the boys nor | the uiuj.irtty of the audience can un­ derstand them. Another Definition. i \Who's Who\—a book In which oth­ ers see us as we see ourselves.—Bos­ ton Evening Transcript. Today's Wise Word. Every mnn should keep a fair-sized cemetery In which to bury the faults of his friends. Hair-Crimping Old Style. Crimping the hair Is an old Inven­ tion. Even the ancient Romans used crimping irons. J No Place to Go Home. j Borne is a place to stay while the car Is being fixed.—Greenville Pied­ mont ! Td. 67 KATONAH, N. Y. JOHN E. JARUBA Ladies and Gents Tailor High Class Suits french Dyeing Made to Order Cleaning and Repairing All Pressing Done by Hand TELEPHONE BUILDING KATONAH Always a Prospect Alex wanted to go and play with some boys who had congregated on a vacant lot nearby. EQs mother told him that there wouldn't be anything going on there that he would care to see. \Oh I float know about that,\ Alex cried, *>ome of the boys always get Into • fight before they get through with It\ To Thine Own Self Be True. Let not your peace rest on the ut­ terances of men, for whether they put a good or bad construction on your conduct does not make you other than yon are.—Thomas a' Kempis, What Marriage is. - \Marriage said Wllks, \is like mak­ ing a call. First you go to a-dore, then you ring a belle, and give your name to a maid.\ \After that,\ said Martin, \yon are taken In.\ When others are talking and shout­ ing all at once the whie man never says a word heard. He waits until he can be N«w York's Miles of If the sewers of Greater New York were placed end to and It would inesm a tunnel, >sst about long enough to reach San tlunAacix It S Ad not quits reach that dry tt would be close enough to alarm the good people of the Golden gate. Manhattan alon* haa 536 miles of sewers. Maytag Gyrofoam ELECTRIC WASHER The Best Washing Machine on the Market Aluminum Tub A Sensible Xmas Gift yPaul A. Noe, Agent Katonah, N. Y. **************** ***************************** ••^•••••••••••••••••••••••••M. I 111 I,»S»S»»TS»»M »»••••• The Thrill of Lore!!! Do WOMEN LOVE Better! 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