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THE MALAKOFF NEWS Christmas Section December, 1966 Jre Perfect We Use Only Top Qualily Parts Only the best available t~ and repair parts go tntp the TV sets we ser- vice. Call us for guaran- t~d TV repairs. Malakoff Radio And Electric Service THE FIRST TREE ELECTRICALLY LIGHTED IN U.S. One of the most famous hotels that dot the Cali- fornia coast line is the lux- urious Hotel del Coronado in California. Few people know that it is the birthplace of the first electrically-lighted liv- ing Christmas tree. The event goes back to 1904, the gaslight era, when electric lights were still an oddity. It was during that year on Christmas Eve that colored electric lights were strung on an ever- ~EORGE RIDDLESPERGEI~ HUdson 9-3681 that date, with the ex-back to the 8th century, PLUMBLING I ception of World War II when Boniface, an English 3rd St. -- Mabank [ years when a blackout was missionary, introduced the imposed on the coastal re- idea of a Christmas tree to ) job too large or too ! gion, that same evergreen the pagan Germans. i small -- Free Estimates I is festooned with a multi- Martin Luther is said to Anywhere in Lake Area'.l rude of gay Christmas have adorned the first Phone collect TU -5251 I ~ I I II IIIIII IIII I green tree growing on the lights to commemorate the Christmas tree with lighted Coronado's lawn. occasion. As a matter of candles eight centuries lat- The occasion was so mo- fact, the lighting of that er and German Prince A1- mentous that none other particular Christmas tree bert, consort to Queen Vic- than Thomas Alva Edison, has become a festive Christ- toria, took the idea to Great the father of the electric mas tradition in Southern Britain 300 years later. light, directed the place- California, attracting hun- . Boniface suggested deco- ment and stringing of these dreds of people each year. rating the fir in honor of first Christmas tree lights. The use of the fir tree as Christ to substitute for sac- part of the tradition of rifices to Odin's sacred oak. "In the Service of Others" CARROLL & LEHR GROCERY (formerly Jordan's Grocery NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 7 Days a Week Phone HU 9-3851 II II I MAKE OLD COUCHES LOOK LIKE NEW! Also Good Selection of Drapery Material At Discocnt Prices PHONE Rev. & Mrs. Earl Allen HU 9-2011 or Write Box 333 Gift-Exchan Americans are famous the world over for their generosity toward other peoples, other nations. It seems only fitting that they for the most part originated the gift-exchange idea at Christmas. In many parts of Europe Christmas is strictly a re- ligious day. Gift - giving does not "intrude" on the solemn traditions. Gift-giving as such dates back to the Roman Emper- ors from about 27 B.C. to 363 A.D. Everyone sent the Emperor gifts at the start of the New Year. Later the U.S. Idea Romans brought this cus- tom into their own lives, among the "common" peo- ple. As the Roman culture spread throughout Europe, so did their new custom. The ancient Chinese also celebrated the New Year by exchanging gifts; they in- troduced gift wrapping and paper honeycomb. But Christmas gift-ex- .change seems to have begun m the U.S. The present date ac- knowledged by the modern world as the birthdate of Christ is December 25th. This was established as ]ate as the sixth century. In England, and many of the countries of Europe, it was customary from earli- est times to hold feasts and celebrations when there was plenty of food and no ravaging diseases which of- $ ten plagued the land. A day of thanksgiving was also celebrated in vari- ous countries of Asia. The Siamese had a "Swing Fes- tival" that is very similar to'our day of thanksgiving. The Chinese and Japanese both celebrate harvest or moon festivals. The Savings and Loan pioneered in making it possible for people of all incomes to purchase a new home. We've loaned money for new homes to thousands of people like yourself. Our service doesn't end when we've issued the money to build. Our men are expert advisors in all phases of new home construction. Profit from our experience. See us for an easy-to-get home loan. Funeral Home Malako f, Texas H. L. ROGE"S'I""yo;r deale; in fine quality Raleigh Products, medicines, spices, extracts, vitamins, food products, toiletries, creams, lotions, air fresheners, deoderants, colognes, perfumes and miscellaneous household pro- ducts -- oven cleaner, furniture polish and many other products. Unless you buy BAtw- leigh Products we both lose. 410 Smith St Malakoff @ HUdson 9-266{ IIIII III III II IIIIII II i I Giving Thanks Dates Back In ancient Biblical times the Israelites set aside a period of great rejoicing and solemn ceremonies to give thanks to God. It is called the Feast of Taber- nacles, or Succoth, and is observed each fall by the Jews. The ancient Greeks also had a day of thanksgiving known as the Feast of Dem- eter. in honor of the god- dess of the harvest. The Romans had a similar cele- bration called Ceriatia. Sand & Gravel Mason & Concrete Sand Concrete Roe k Pit Run Gravel, Pea Gravel Remix & Fill Dirt LOADING DAY or NIGHT WE DELIVER Phone HU 9-5101 or HU 9.5291 Located off Hwy. 90 Malakoff THE May the spirit of happiness prevail in your home during the Holiday Season and throughout the New Year. All of us at Texas Power & Light Company express our gratitude for the privilege of serving you, We hope we have brought more than just "light" into your enjoyment of life during the year. ORDER YOUR SMOKED OOO For pickup before Christmas 36 hours notice required, but the sooner the better -- OR LET US CUSTOM SMOKE YOUR HAM OR TURKEY AT 15c lb. if that home you plan to purchase was built with dr), well.manufactured lumber, you can look ahead to permanent satisfaction. Whether you buy it for later resale, or to live in for a lifetime, dry lumber construction will mean lower maintenance cost and greater resale value. Remember, your best buy is a well-built home of dry lumber. Be Dry .Lumber Wise - N ot Green Lumber Foolish. I II III I I I II I TAKE OUT SPECIAL This Week Only per pound BEEF LINKS home -- We Also Offer: PORK RIBS CHICKENS HAMS -- by the pound to take REMEMBER Model UFPD.12K 11.9 cu. It, (NEMA standard) ON ALL WASHERS DRYERS REFRIGERATORS RANGES LUMBER COMPANY HWY. 31 MALAKOFF, TEXAS Try our delicious golden brown catfish dinner with all the fish you want. BARBECUE GROCERIES BAIT Serving Breakfast Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3 Miles out North FM 90 at Caney Bridge Phone HI/9-6648 Malakoff, Texas HURRY, HURRY, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! WE MUST MAKE ROOM FOR A CARLOAD OF 1967 MODELS WHICH ARE ON THE WAY-- North Terry St Malakoff Phone HU 94966