Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 22, 1912, NEWS SECTION, Page 14-A, Image 13
14 A J'HK OMAHA Kl'NDAV BEE: JXECEMBEH 22, 1912. CHRISTMAS AND ITS TREES .. . t-iI1 ' nome oi wie unnsim.-is ircr, mr inuinvi .iy oi ureens rs a xesuvm , preparrs ft smn ,rf0 for mem)er f I V. Snmn. nuMnllni' In Ihn rhlMrpn'R Decoration. CURIOUS MIXTURE . OF n tree, but in ItitsJla the custom has never , pflnn DHAHC TMPDPHOU 0 A I VQ (closely watched by vvrry motor car mnn- nrlxca. winning tl e lirnnd prlxe. or A. S become a national one. UUUD ftUrtUD InUftJjftOD OALlJU lifnctuirr. drsVr and owner In America Sweet cup, for coastlnK the greatest dls- In some tmrtu of Germany, the true, lit Is of vital Importance to each one of tance, irrespective or. class, ana aij in- ti p,,,," "jiuii -noose cup, or nrsi prize in us c'.aw. Thus it was victorious over all cars rt-Knrdloss of weight, some cars on jlng heavier and some lighter, the weights ranging from I.7C0 to 4,400 pounds. ! height and decorates each with lights and UTTFS presents. QUI nuts, ehcep, stars, eoloted l apples, fruit, figures of the' Chrlst-chlld ... , . . and of the mngl all play an Important r - pftrt (1 (nc drcoratlon 0f lhe Uee, and all .Modern Ctinnitri. In lroK- ! have o symbolic value. Tlme'n Cor- The manufacture of the light toys, the Tli ronitli , rlilnrs. V minister who announced that If his wishes were considered the church would i.ot be decorated with preens at Christ mas time, gave two reasons for his ob jection. The first was that the use of pine trees at this season of the year has spiead to an alarming extent and that r radically no steps have been taljen to r pair the ra-agcs. He also Intimated t nt he disapproved of tho use of Christ n as greens In Christian churches, be ause It Is a pagan custom, derived from the Druids. 1 Hi Is undoubtedly right In his as.ier t on. But It Is hardly n good argument against the practice, as many of our best nnd cheeriest customs are pagan In or g n Indeed If they nre old enough they aro sure to be. tapers and the glittering tinsel artlcJcs uwd In the decking of the trees furnishes occupation to thousands of German toy makers. Henry Barrett Chamberlain In Chicago llocord-Hcrald, Arrangements Made to Make Auto Show Greater Than Ever Directors of the Omnha Auto show, which will be held early In February, met Thursday morjilng In the Towell Supply company's building to discuss the arrangement of exhibiting space, and to consider applications for membership to tho association of two new companies, HOuscr nnd Howos agents for (he Tuo pngans were not so very different I Htevens-Durycn, and tho 1'alge Nebraska from modern Christians In their desire company who sell tho Paige-Detroit line, for light nnd warmth and lovo nnd Joy. After carefully considering the shows The use of green growInB things as sic- of past years It was' found that dec tufkant and symbolic of joyousness Is not ! orating had received tho least attention J. i ted to any olio people or period. 0f any one thing nnd Ight be classed The Hebrews used branches In their jos the only mediocre part of the entire fi sst of tabernacles. Tho Creeks and . show. By a unanimous vote It was de Itomnns -fine old pagans they were, the clfed to spend a conslderohle sum on dec Q eeks with their sculptures and imowy I c rations" this year to mako them more temptes, the Romans with their great , elaborate than anything before seen In system of Jurisprudence hung up wreaths the city. Clarke Powell, secretary and of flowers and green leaves at many of their festivals. It Is nit strange that many of the early Christians, direct descendants of the pagans should have retained some of thn'r charming nnd picturesque customs. I l England, wlnre while robed Druid priests mndc nolomn pilgrimages to tho UenHiirer of the show association, spent the entire month of November In eastern cUlcn visiting various departments of the niitomobllo trade, where he secured a fund of valuable ideas for this branch of tho tochthltlon. As to the form which the dcoratlng scheme will take Mr. 'Powell already hrifsjils .own plans, whloh an yet forest to bring back th sacred mistletoe ( , t ready to male public. w Ih Its wonder walking power. It Is not ' There w:il bo thirty-eight exhibitors this strange that the generutlotiB who liai UarB as compared to thirty-one last, succeeded them should still testify In cer- There will bo eight sections on the stago ta i observances the line of their descent , and ,Btiy more nllnttments In the base- Tn America, with Its conglomerate peo ple many customs and mnny ways of observing Christmas and the 'festival week following may bo traced back to meut than hist year. Mr. Powell has been at work on a plat dividing the; Auc'ltor'um Into sections, each of which will bo larger than last year. So with the Homan, tho Qreelt. the Druid and Rrpnt dccbrnllon scheme, more the Teuton. ni'lfnt Ori-iiionlnln. ven bfore the coming of the Chrl't child with his message of Joy and good will, the ancient people celebrated In rite and ceremonial the season of the winter solstice In December tho sun, reaching Its routh ernmost limit, starts to wheel back to the northern world. Hb promlso of more light nnd warmth, of another seedtime, bring ing with It harvest and fruition, has al ways meant much to men laboring In the fields that they mny live, Tho Romans held their Saturnalia 'at this period of the winter Holstlco and the Germans and' Scandinavians alsopb-,. served It. The Christian customs of thls counliy, arc a curious mixture of rites borrowed from thoso (indents who lived and. laughed and loved and rejoiced In much the same fasldon as do the men and women of to flay Human nature, stripped of tho accl dents of tlmo (and place, Is csscntlallv ho same. The yule log, tho Christinas candle, the Chrlstmaa carols, the Christ inas troe with Its symbolism, the legends that have gathered about tho time, the cattle that kneel, the stain that dance. Kris Krlngle, Santa Clsus they may all bo traced back -to a remoto period when men had little Idea of Christianity, though they knew that the coming of lhe sun was welcome. Antlitnlty of the Mistletoe. Tho mistletoe belonged to the early Britons. Its gathering nt the time of the winter solstice, Chrlstmaa time, wus a solemn ceremonial acobmpanled by sacrifices, sometimes human. Tho pen pie formed tn procession with tho Drufd hlb'tors. morn exhibits nnd moro space together with tho yc'nr'fi Improvements In tho nutnmoht'e orld. n splendid, bigger nnd better display than ever Is all that can result. Motors Still In ItiMiinnd. Apntoach of 'winter-bus" not served to cut down the demand for motor vehicles. according, to let lima fioin.the Packard or Iti weather motoring. Is being marketed lo Cnr company. Tho now "3t," which hn been featured for Its advantages In cold volutna, hut'stlll has n'large waiting list Shipments Tor December- will total SSI cars, ' Auto School. A special school of Instruction to fn tnlllarUo'technlcal men' In dealers' cstab IlshmontH with tho Improvements on Hit new- "38" was completed recently nt the Packard factory. John Willys of Toledo Says Hard, Smooth Roads Best Argument. FEDERAL AID GREAT FACTOR Ilrllrrrs I ncle Snm Should Do Ills Shnrr In I'lnclnc the It on da In (mil Condition' nntl Mntn tnlnlnK Them. Cadillac Wins in Coasting Contest HUPMOBILE EXECUTIVES ARE BANQUETED IN PARIS meant a long, tiresome Journey of severnl hours wherfeer he prenched at both places on the same Sunday. Now it's merelv a ride of nn hour. His parishioners, ot course, are scat- j C. D. Hastings, general manager of tho tercd all over tho .country, and it was !Hupp Motor Car company; k. A. Nelson, well-nigh Impossible for him at one time : consulting engineer, and C. H. Dunlap. A Cadillac car, 1S13 model, was com pletely victorious recently In a unique contest at Riverside. Cal a coasting event In which thirty-two cars, repr- "Motor car manufacturers are watch-1 "ennng iweniy-iom- uu.crum n.-r. ... . . i., . ., were entered nnu wincn was wnicneu uv Ing with a great deal of satisfaction Ote peope The can, were ent down n advance of the good roads Idea through- Krd, with proper shut off. gravity sup out the United States," rays John N. plying the energy. Besides providing Willys, president of the Willys-Overland Rlvcrsldo an nttractlvo holiday and con- company. Toledo, O. "And when nil Islslderable excitement, the contest hnd Its MOTORCYCLES HELP IN SPREADING THE GOSPEL said nnd done, their Interest In this work Is only natural, for sooner or later their future success will depend, to a great extent, on road Improvements. I mean by this that the time will come, and that before many yearn, when the question of highways will be a mlghtv Important one with manufacturers. "During thtf life of the Industry, the most serious question- has been to sup ply tho people with cars. There has been n aemana rrom aimosi every want in life for an automobile, from tho high- priced product which Is bought almost solely nt a sporting proposition, or for the prestige such u possession wilt glv-i the wealthy owner, to the moderate priced models which are bought for busi ness purposes or by people of moderate mtons, Before long, with present tre mendous outputs and continually Improv ing selling methods, tho present normal domiitid for imtomolJles Is going to he surptled, and then will the manufactur ers havo to look for something to keep their product moving. Good roads will do much to solve tho problem Whero thero nre now thousands of peoplo throughout the country who nre unwilling to purchase a cur because o poor road conditions, In n few years, nt the present rate of highway Improvement, all these thousands will huve become converted, i dyed-ln-the-wool motor enthusiasts. In other words, I bellove that good, hard, smooth roads, such ns nre b-lnp built In mtiny states, are among tho best argu ments for the automobile In the minds ot many prospective buyers. "The plan of enlisting government as- nl-itnncc ,ln the building of roads, as out- lined In the activities of the Federal Aid Good Roads association, Is one of the ! grcatef.t factors tn the future of the motor cnr Industry. "Tho object of the organization Is n I highly Important one, Though tho t'nlted I States has taken a world lead In tho man- ' ufacturc of nutomoblles, It has been In spite of. its highways, rather than bo- , cause of them. And tho sooner the.ie con dltlonnt aro remedied nnd they, can be ' remedied properly only by the enlistment i ot federal , forpes-jtlic uoont-r will the . Industry take the forward leap that wjll ' place It among tho foremost commercial i activities of the universe. With govern- :,N ment nsslstnuco In building, good roads j the United States ,can greatly Innrcnso Its lend In the Industry nnd Bdd' further glory , to Its standing In the commerc-Iul nnd manufacturing World.' The next conven-1 1 tlon.of theassqclatlon', Which will, be held tn Washlngtc-n, March 6 nnd 7, should bi jvnluo from the standpoint of motor ca that they need demonstration and comparison because, all other things being equal, lack of fric tion Is the factor that enables a car to win such a contest, or, In other words, tn "roll" tho farthest. Out In Knnsas where the towns nre small and the d'stnnce between towns Just the opposite, there aro several up-to-date ministers of the gospel who are enthusiastic motorcyclists. ' They find that It enables them to do their work much rnoie effectively out In the country; and gives them, besides, n chance to secure some of the recreation to make the rounds oftencr than once or j twice a yenr. Now he Is able to do much better, and at much less expense. Recently, too, Mr. Steves managed to save the day for a fellow-mlnlster who was stranded In Admire with a, congre gation waiting for htm some miles off. The train, as usual, was hours late; but Steves and the Yale made the distance on schedule time. Rey. MessrsA C. ,K. Huff of Oronque, and R. J. Matlmbly, of Mlltondalc, are also staunch believers In the utility of the Yale In the soul-saving field. Illjr Track Ncnrlv Rrnd), The now flv'e-ton Packard truck is riAt 1 It- Qlnvno nt A A t.tr-o XTny I a , , . . . . in-tiny euui c&uu BiniminiiB win bluii hi one of the men ,and he has been a power L -fe daysf dlllon of this model machine rider since 1&09. Besides his I to the Packnrd line gives a range of en charge at Admire. Mr. Steves preaches Ipeclty to meet practically all requlrc- at unothcr country church. Before he ' menis r neavy amy macnines, The victorious Cadillac captured two enlisted the Yale In the good work It 1 jcy t0 the Situation flee Advertising. extort manager, who went auroaa iu study foreign business nnd Inspect tho Hupmobllc Kuropean agencies, found a grent surprise awaiting them when they arrived In Paris to attend the Automobile show. John L. Poole, Kuropoan export manager for the Hupmoblle, had ar ranged In honor of the Detroltcrs a great bnnquot for the day ot their arrival, at which all tho Hupmoblle dealers In Eu ropo gathered. Not only were the guests from Detroit greatly pleased with the function, but they were also grcnlty Impressed with the enthusiasm of Hupmoblle dealers and the prosperity Indicated In their reports. The banquet revealed much evidence of the wide swath the Hupmoblle Is cuttln 3 In Europe and alro provided siibstantl reasons for the foreign manufacturers' perturbation over the dominance of the American car of medium price. S) St evens -T)n rvea r- I tiriPMt lonrllfttr hn.t .! -j a viici i n a f- Into the forests until a stately oak was 4 found. if An altar wos. raised, nnd on the trunir jj of the tree were Inscribed the names of 1 'their deities. Tlin " l cHinbed the tree. ttd ,wlth a consccrata I 'CO Id on Dninlnv Ixwilr toe, which wo divided Into small piece 3 oniong the people. They carried It to S their homes and placed It over their doors M M a Propitiation and sholter to th svl. g Von deities during, tlo season of snow h and frost. H Because of Its Drtitdlcal associations the .1 mistletoe has not, been Introduced Inta r church decornUon. but the use of over- l feens has long been common. I The tree as a gift bearer la older than , Christmas day. The eaJy Egyptians used j ft palm na tho treo on which they hung J Klfts for friends, and. In Rome, a fir treo i uj u iiiuiiuiinipu ui mo restlvui of i the HIirlllMi-ln n.-hik r..ii....i i , -. luxuniru nuru uinn Uo Saturnalia. Roman matrons hung upon Its friendly brunches little waxen images of mythological personoges Unit were given to the children and were called Slglllaria. A German legend tells that It was the apostle. Boniface, who gavo the people the flr and pine tree to bear to their home and erect aa the center of loving Htes performed In the warmth and light of the household Instead of In the stern coldness of the forest. , Drnldit-nl Customs. The Pruldlc rltca were performed be neath Thor'B tree, the oak, on . lonely Ew-clad hill. .Beneath it a. fir j kindled, Whitr-robed warriors watched! little cplidren die under the hammer blow I of the high priest- Then came Bonirace bearing his cross, symbol of the kindlier I religion that was to overcome that of the i hammer. Felling the oak, under which 1 the cruel rites were held in cold and si lence, he bad? them to take from the hill a fir and twar it to the chieftain's hall. Where they could celebrate In peace and i 'eve the birth night of the White Christ, sr ho came to save and not to sacrifice '; little children. tjf The custom of decking a fir tree with H glittering- toys, gifts and lights at Christ- ; mas time came to England by way or ,' nermany in the nineteenth century. Queen Victoria adopted It enthusiastically be- :j cause of her German husband, the prlncu ( consort. ! 5 ,i Long before this the custom was so Hi,' generally practiced In Germany and Bax ii ony that cutting the trees was prohibited i In many places. In others permission to 1 take only poor or superfluous trees had s, ; to be obtained from the authorities, j i Wl Jch shows that there really. Is, nothing I new under the sun and that Glffordi Pin ;i ,1 chot was not the discoverer of conserva- lon. The custom spread from Germany to ; Vrance and to America. To the children f Hew ctnnected with th host rlpair shop md service station in the city of Omaha White Trucks and White Pleasure Cars are now permanently located at 2416-18 Far nam k street y in con nection with the Independent Auto Repair Co. You can now buy4 the Best Truck and receive the 'best service at a minimum cost. Every merchant should start the new year right by placing his order for at least one White delivery wagon. White trucks are made in 4 sizes; y 3 and 5 ton capacities ranging in price from $2,100 to $4,500. 4 A - demonstration will prove their adaptability to your business. HDCI TAN 2411-18 Famam St. . rCLIUIl PhiRt louglas 3301 Lincoln Representative Mookett Auto Co. Council Bluffs City Garage. Denmark, Sweden and Norway Christ Vuu would not seem Christmas without Thf rlorhpc you "nd at ""owning, king & co:s. X lie lauilica are more than "Just clothes," for they will "drew you" 815,00 l'l Browning, King & Oo. Nearly a Quarter -Century of Leadership The Old Leadership and what it means The leadership of the Stey.ens-D.uryea of nearly a quarter-century is recognized in two ways: First, by the loyalty of the Stevens -Duryea owners; second, through imitation by other manufacturers, who, one after another, have adopted the principles first put into practice by the StevensrDuryca. Three Point Support of Unit Power Plant : Perfect alignment is absolutely necessary for the proper operation or machinery. In the Stevens -Duryea, the motor clutch and transmission are housed in one case, in such a way that they, cannot help being in perfect alignment that is the Unit Power Plant. The flexible Three Point Support of this Power Plant auto matically keeps the whole mechanism ' in alignment. 'This reduces friction and wear on bearings, strain on mechanism, and delivers more power to the rear wheels. The Three Point Support also prevents, lurch and sway of the engine from being communicated to passengers, thus saving them from a very common cause of strain. Multiple Disc Dry Plate Clutch : This clutch takes hold smoothly and evenly with out racking the transmission and rear axle mechanism, prevents undue wear on tires, and always lets go positively. This means greater safety and comfort of passengers. Taper Square Joint : The strongest and most positive form of connection between parts of the driving mechanism a square end tapering into a taper square hole. No keys ; no weak shaft. Six -cylinder Motor: The Stcvens Duryea Company has, for eight years, con sistently used the six-cylinder motor. It is today the accepted type of motor for the fine car most enjoyable to passengers ; smoothest application of power, with con sequent reduced wear on tires. The principal results of these vital principles are: greater comfort and safety of passengers; more power delivered to the rear wheels; less strain on mechanism; less wear on tires, and, for these reasons, greater value of the car when resold. The New Leadership and what it means First, an adherence to the fundamental principles proved by years of experience and their imitation by makers of other fine cars. But, in our search of greater enjoy ment for motorists, and greater pride in their car in every respect, we have built an entirely new car, with a new idea of active power, a new quietness, a new idea of motoring enjoyment, and a new idea of beauty. Active Power: Model C-Six has a larger motor with abundance of power. But that is not all. Wheel-power is what you want not merely engine-power. The Three Point Support of the Unit Power Plant reduces the power-loss to a minimum and power is conserved through the finest adjustment and machining. Thus the greatest possible amount of active power is delivered to the rear wheels. This means going many more .miles a day with greater case than has ever before been possible in any car of any power. The New Quietness an important clement of motoring enjoyment. An infi nite number of improvements in design and manufacture have made model C-Six by far the quietest car we have ever seen. The" New Motoring Enjoyment: The motorist rests easily and care-free in Model C-Six. The new springs dampen any recoil effect; the Three Point Support does its work; the wealth of depth of up holstery, the patented adjustable rear seat, the ample room, the rail upholstered for its entire length, and the perfect equip ment al keep the passenger in perfect physical ease. The easy steering and control of the car, with everything within easy reach, give perfect confidence and mental ease. The New Beauty : For the first time all the exterior parts of the car are brought together in one artistic unit, with graceful lines flowing from the radiator to the rear of the car. This entirely new creation is so distinctive, extremely beautiful and sound that it compels admiration. Confident in the continued leadership exercised by the maker of this car, the Stevens-Duryea owner can always go about his motoring feeling that he. has just the right car the most advanced, the handsomest, and in every way the best creation in the motor-car world. HOUSER & HOWES, 2102 Farnam Street Stevens-Duryea Company Chicopec Falls Mass " Pioneer Builders of American Sixes" '"'