Image provided by: Morrow County Museum; Heppner, OR
About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1926)
CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS' EDITION
Volume 43, Number 38.
- HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1926
Subscription $2.00 a Year
l : ' ' : : T
i " ' ' i
S?i : , : 4m
U..i - - ... . ... - .. - M - - - - III ..
White Chri&mas Brings Joy; Santa Claus Coming In Person
Local Stores Have Gay Stocks , To Dispense Cheer to Children
Snow ! Snow ! Christmas, heigh-ho ! ,. fs
How often we have heard it said, "It doesn't seem like Christmas this year because
there is no snow." But Christmas will be Christmas this year, folks, because we have snow
aplenty. Fluffy, frolicking, beautiful white flakes have been falling, providing Mother Earth
with a nice thick protective covering.
The Christmas spirit is in the air. What, with crops sown and well started, with plen
ty of moisture in the ground, and now a good blanket of snow to insure abundant reserve,
should we not be happy? And Christmas is a time for expression of happiness.
Heppner merchants have sensed the spirit of the day and have provided larger stocks
of holiday goods than for many years. Windows are resplendent with their colorful displays
while a peep inside will reveal more elaborate presentations. Toys for the kiddies there
are aplenty, while no member of the family need be slighted with an appreciated gift of any
nature which one might choose, if the shopping is done in Heppner. One js surprised, too,
to learn how reasonably goods are priced. Indeed, no place can one do better than right
here in Heppner for the filling of holiday shopping lists.
- And our people appreciate Mr. Merchant's thoughtfulness, too, as evidenced by the
merry faces of shoppers who have been having a jolly time viewing the beautiful displays,
and buying at the different stores. Many have made the rounds several times, and some
have already filled their gift orders,
but it is expected the remaining few
short days till Christmas will be the
busiest shopping period yet.
The snow helps Mr. Merchant as
well, for he finds that the snow that
has fallen is not a hindrance but a
help to travel, as farmers coming in
state that their automobiles work
nicely over the snow, there being not
enough to retard progress ahd just
enough to smooth up many of the
Yes, the Christmas spirit is in
the air, and it will indeed be a Merry
Christmas, if you buy in Heppner.
The Day of Days
RING out glad bells across the
earth Christmas has come
again I Ring out the glad tidings from
land to land, from shore to shore in
peals of sounding joy, in crashing
strains of tumultuous welcome.
Christmas! the day of days! has come
to cheer and gladden the earth again,
to bring each and every one of us
new hope and new faith. fiThe old
and the yqung, the grave and the gay,
look for its coming with the same
eagerness and delight, with the same
confidence and optimism. For we
never grow too old to catch the mes
sage of Christmas; each year but
adds to the delight with which we
greet it. fiPerhaps, as little children
this delight manifests itself more
plainly, yet, it was not as deep, as
heartfelt, as that which comes as we
grow older, for each Christmas has
added unto itself so many dear as
sociations, so many precious mem
ories that we find ourselves treasur
ing the day more and more as the
years go by. flLet the glad bells
peal their tidings of joy let holly
and mistletoe hang everywhere let
merriment and thanksgiving and
feasting prevail for Christmas has
come again ! Katherine Edelman.
(Co. by Woitern Newspaper Union,)
A CHRISTMAS EDITORIALS
Light the candles on your tree of
' This is Christmas.
Let hearts refresh and take joy and
gladness to those who are heavy
, This is Christmas.
Listen closely for the melody in all
creation because it is
there for those who will
hear. Have all know
that duplicityis disarm
ed by the gazing eyes of
hends only that truth is
all in all.
This is Christmas.
And 'tis Children's
Day the day which,
should resound with the
echoes of their laughter
a true reflection of
the Child of God whose
birthday it is.
Carry gifts. Let Love
shine. Happiness is in the heart only
when we are giving Love.
None is too old or none too young
to gaze into the starlight night and
see again the vision of the manger.
Feel that spirit of Him, the Child
He brought to us an everlasting
( heritage of Love Peace Hope.
Set aside the frown and hold out a
hand of hearty welcome 'to Santa
Claus. It is the spirit of HIM you
m Santa, Claus is coming, kiddies. He will appear in person in Heppner the afternoon of
Christmas day. You don't want to miss seeing him.
He has agreed to supervise the treat to be given at the Community Christmas tree,
and wlil be on hand promptly at 3 o'clock. It is rumored he will have a nice bag of candy
and nuts for every child in Heppner on that day. And for the children who are real good he
may have an orange as well. He hasn't said definitely where he will appear, but has hinted
that the fair pavilion will probably be the scene of community cheer.
Arrangements were partially made with Santa last Sunday afternoon by radio to the
North Pole from Legion headquarters, where a group of Heppner citizens representing dif
ferent churches and fraternal organizations met to discuss the Community Christmas. The
American Legion has heretofore given a public tree each Christmas for several years by
themselves. Believing, however, that it should be a community undertaking they invited
other organizations to join this year in dispensing community Christmas cheer. The Elks,
Christian Church, Knights of Pythias and American Legion 'Auxiliary have already made
plans to help prepare for Santa's visit, and there is no doubt that others will have a part,
some organizations having not had an opportunity to decide the matter.
It is hoped to have a community sing of Christmas carols on this occasion, as well.
Santa believes it would be the" thing to do. But no promise of this can be made until after
the meeting at Legion headquarters
at 3 o'clock next Sunday afternoon,
when final arrangements will be com
pleted. This will be a meeting of the
committees of three from participat
ing organizations, when work will be
Every child in the city will be re
membered if the plans made so far
are carried out. Should any be sick,
or otherwise prevented from attend
ing the tree ceremonies, it will be
appreciated by the committee in
charge if their names are handed in
so that their treat may be sent them.
Forget the trials of the day or the
hour. Know that this world of ours
is governed by a wisdom far beyond
the comprehension of man. Even as
the swallow's fall is guarded so are
you and yours, all mankind, and he
who learns the peace of ever-reliance
on HIM, will have no fear and can
well afford to make this
day of days one of re
joicing and praise giv
ing. Christmas chimes are
ringing throughout this
land of ours and to a
most favored people.
They are echoing thru
our meadow land and
great marts of com
merce. We, a free people,
made so through our
faith in HIM must
never lose the under
standing that it is the
democracy of our religions, giving to
every man his right to worship in his
way, which makes each succeeding
Christmas further proof of His Mer
cy and His Goodness.
None shall perish.
Awake and salute the happy morn.
Thrill again in the joy of service
and the love of fellowmen.
With all the people of the country
those living here should enter into the
Spirit of Christmas wholeheartedly.
rpHE only kind of trees that inter
est us at this time of year are
Christmas trees, fll wonder if you
know that a Christmas tree may be a
hemlock or a spruce, a fir, a pine,
cedar or perhaps some other ever
green, as an arbor or vitae. But the
ones named are the most popular.
Can you tell the difference? flA
spruce Christinas tree has stiff need
les, sharp as pins, that stand out all
ways. flA hemlock Christmas tree
has flat needles that lie on the twigs
as if they were parted, just as hair
is parted. These hemlock needles
are whitish underneath. flThe fir
Christmas tree has needles that are
parted very much like the hemlock,
only each separate needle seems to
be parted on its under side, too. Very
likely your tree will be one of these
three. fiThe pine is too well known
for much description. It has two
forms of leaves the primary, small
and scale-like, and the secondary
long and in'clusters of various num
bers. There are many species, from
a few feet high to over a hundred.
TIThe cedar is an old family. It is
the well-known Cedar of Lebanon.
It is of slow growth, very hard wood,
and much used in manufacturing
lead pencils. All are fragrant, and
very popular for Christmas trees.
Frank Herbert Sweet.
(Co. by Western Newspaper Union.)