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!, Christmas Very Warm 'Down ,Under' Out.of out yesterdays come the Yuletide traditions of happy greetings and. cordial hospitality. In thi~ spirit, we extend to all our good friends, a wonderfully warm and truly old-fashioned "Merry Christmas!" DR. AND MRS. D. 6. SATTLER - DR. AND MRS. C.W. BECKMAN CLARA YODER, R.N. LOUISE KALLAUS, R.N. MRS. STEVEN REIF, R.N. MRS. HARLAN YODER, R.N. I NRISTI A5 E REET'n_ The fond memotles of an old-fashioned Christmas st~ misty recollections of snow-coveted hilIsldes, the freshly cut family tree, kitchens rich with the aroma of holiday delicacies, the coId, dear ak ringing with fticadIy greetings. Today, we echo those same warm seatimeats as we wish you all a very Happy Holiday! FARMERS SUPPLY SALES, INC. In sweltering Sydney, Australia, the temperature hovers around 90. but Santa Claus manfully en- dures red flannel and ersatz ermine . . . in air-condi- tioned stores. Although the climate re- sists the traditional 7- course Christmas dinner, the frosted effects on tree and window, the youngsters won't let the oldsters relax. They want the whole "pack- age" and they get it. Christmas trees are. ev- erywhere. Shops spray Imi- tation frosting on show windows. The tradition of follow- ing the old traditions is a tradition in itself. Australia was colonized by convicts. "They were people who didn't want to be here, half a world from their homes," explains a government offi- cial. "The best thing they could do was to try to make the country as much like the old country as possible. They started by following the old customs." Today the waves of im- migrants settling the conti- nent may come willingly but Christmas can bring nostalgia. Oddly, the customs fol- lowed are more American than British or other ori- gin. It's Santa Claus the children write to, not Fa- ther Christmas. And grum- bling housewives slave over roasting turkey, not goose. "Of course," notes a Lon- don radio writer, "the Brit- ish themselves are adopting the American customs, so it's not surprising the KUS- tralians are, too." But more and more Aus- tralians are maintaining that the country should have its own tradit2o~. "Christmas here is a sum- mer holiday like your Fourth of July," says ]~rs. Ford. "We should count our blessings -- one winter i~ enough." So, perhaps, in the same mood as Hawaiians at the Yule season, Australians may one day come around to celebrating Christmas in a more practical fashion... with light, cooling meals none-the-less festive.., and in light, cooling raiment akin to the Season only in joyous color. | The story of Christmas un- folds again, bringing glad- ness and sweet peace to many hearts. Our wish is that you and yours be so blessed. THE P ETERSEIMS We w;sh you, one and all a joyous, fun-filled holiday season. HARTZLER'S FEED SE Vernon - Ray Dick - Chuck May all Ibe peace, happiness and blessing~ ~u~u~u~wa of this holy season be bestowed upon The idea of gift-wrapping and yours. A very Merry Christmas to one came to the United States less than e0 years ago. [D and H FEED & GR3~ ~~I~A~~~ ]t D onDon-~~~John Simon- Red AT , We're sending best wishes of the season to you and yours. Have a Merry Christmas! Boone Barber Shop Fay W. Boone Ernest - Dorothy - Vernon - Pat - Don Fay F. Boone Menno Carroll Bill - Harvey - James - Joe - Marvin - John Norelco 24-hour Service