"
Newspaper Archive of
Walsh County Press
Park River , North Dakota
Lyft
December 22, 1955     Walsh County Press
PAGE 10     (10 of 10 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 10     (10 of 10 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
December 22, 1955
 

Newspaper Archive of Walsh County Press produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2022. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




WMASH COUNTY  PARK  NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY, DECEMBER,lgM Silent Night, Holy Night It was a custom in Austria for roving groups of amateur actors to give plays in the mountain vil- lages. As the organ in the little church at Obern- dor was broken and the mechanic from nearby Salzburg had parts all over the floor, a local ship- owner consented for the annual Christmas play to be given at his home. And, of course, Father Jos- eph Mohr, Catholic priest, was invited to see the show. The sincerity of the young actors touched the priest. After the play he went to the top of a hill that overlooked the tiny village. Alone, he pon- dered the wonders of the universe. It was a still, clear night . . . a silent night. The next morning Mohr called 'at the home of Franz Gruber. Besides being schoolmaster, Gruber played the church organ.., when it was in play- ing condition. Mohr handed Gruber a carol he had written. He might have it as a Christmas present A PRIEST GOES TO SEE A CHPTMAS PLAY Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy Infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night, Darkness flies, all is light, Shepherds hear the angels sing, "A11eluia, hail the King! Christ the Savior is )orn." Wonderful Christmas . "1 I A I,!, ! .. and shyly suggested that he try his hand at setting it to music. That night, December 24, 1818, Father Mohr went to his little church tar Christmas Eve ser- vices. The organ fixer was there with apologies for not having completed the job. Franz Gruber was there . . . with his guitar and a melody he had written for Mohr's carol. They were young men. the priest and the musician . . . 26 and 31 respec- tively. Neither had written a song before and, so far as is known, neither wrote another. Gruber called Mohr to his side. He plunked the strings of his guitar and the two men sang a new Christmas carol. The organ fixer memorized it. Back fn Salzburg he sang it for the Strasser sis- ters. The famous concert singers added it to their collection of native mountain songs.., and started it around the world. Translated, English speaking countries know it as... Silent night, holy night, Guiding star, lend thy light; See the eastern wise men bring Gifts and homage to our King! Christ the Savior is harm Silent night, holy night, Wondrous star, lend they light; With the angels let us sing "Alleluia to our King! Christ the Savior is born." COUNTY SCHOOLS ON LIST FOR 1955-56 According to A. G. Strand, the following schools are being placed on the Approved list for 1955-56: one-room schools--Fertile Dist. No. 28, Donna Haug, teacher; Farming- ton Dist. 51, Mrs. Franklin Good- man; Harriston Dist. 109, Sister Cas- imira; Medford Dist. 119, Evange- line Cost; graded schools-- Forest River Dist. 68, Gustav Perkuhn, superintendent: Park River Dist. 78, O. L. McGowan: Sauter Dist. 111. Mrs. ale Dahh Fairdale Dist. 129, Fred Switzcr: St. Aloysius Acad- emy, Sister Agnes Marrie, Edinburg Dist. 106. Lelander Wernberg. Fordville Dist.' 79, Carl Elston, superintendent; and Adams Dist. 128, Melvin Anda, superintendent, are on the Minor Accredited list. The Fully Accredited schools are: Grafton, James Maxwell, superin- tendent; Minto, Freeman Melstad; Hoople, Richard Ratzlaff; Walsh County Agricultural and Training School, F. U. Smith. The above classes of schools are exempt from state examinations. Schools classed ,as graded and consolidated are: Ardoch, H. N. Fol- son, principal; Lankin, Carl Peter- son, superintendent; Pisek, Wilfred Nieting, superintendent. The work in these schools is accredited through state examinations. Als6 writing on state examinations are 56 one-room rural schools. DeLuxe Beauty Shop There will be no Sunday school at the Federated church next Sun- day, Dec. 25. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRESS Each of us here send to each of our many loyal customers the warmest wishes of the Yule Season ... "Serving you has Good. Cheer, been a real pleasure." Friends! s --- = ,,,,,,,... 0000]el00ir00's f00r Men season of fellowship, we take great joy ....................... - ..... in saluting our valued patrons, whose friendship - r we truly treasure: MERRY CHRISTMAS! rway M Bures Fai arket POLAR RURAL TELEPHONE MUTUAL AID CORP. HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO OUR FRIENDS Always tt  time, there comes that a'a-specid pleamm of extending to our many friends, the greetings of the seas. It is with the thought of your good will and friendship that we wish you the fullest measure of Yuletide cheer and happiness at this time... Marien, Hellquist and Marien J A IdilUtY CHRISTMAS TO MU : Silliman ;mpiement WMASH COUNTY  PARK  NORTH DAKOTA THURSDAY, DECEMBER,lgM Silent Night, Holy Night It was a custom in Austria for roving groups of amateur actors to give plays in the mountain vil- lages. As the organ in the little church at Obern- dor was broken and the mechanic from nearby Salzburg had parts all over the floor, a local ship- owner consented for the annual Christmas play to be given at his home. And, of course, Father Jos- eph Mohr, Catholic priest, was invited to see the show. The sincerity of the young actors touched the priest. After the play he went to the top of a hill that overlooked the tiny village. Alone, he pon- dered the wonders of the universe. It was a still, clear night . . . a silent night. The next morning Mohr called 'at the home of Franz Gruber. Besides being schoolmaster, Gruber played the church organ.., when it was in play- ing condition. Mohr handed Gruber a carol he had written. He might have it as a Christmas present A PRIEST GOES TO SEE A CHPTMAS PLAY Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy Infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night, Darkness flies, all is light, Shepherds hear the angels sing, "A11eluia, hail the King! Christ the Savior is )orn." Wonderful Christmas . "1 I A I,!, ! .. and shyly suggested that he try his hand at setting it to music. That night, December 24, 1818, Father Mohr went to his little church tar Christmas Eve ser- vices. The organ fixer was there with apologies for not having completed the job. Franz Gruber was there . . . with his guitar and a melody he had written for Mohr's carol. They were young men. the priest and the musician . . . 26 and 31 respec- tively. Neither had written a song before and, so far as is known, neither wrote another. Gruber called Mohr to his side. He plunked the strings of his guitar and the two men sang a new Christmas carol. The organ fixer memorized it. Back fn Salzburg he sang it for the Strasser sis- ters. The famous concert singers added it to their collection of native mountain songs.., and started it around the world. Translated, English speaking countries know it as... Silent night, holy night, Guiding star, lend thy light; See the eastern wise men bring Gifts and homage to our King! Christ the Savior is harm Silent night, holy night, Wondrous star, lend they light; With the angels let us sing "Alleluia to our King! Christ the Savior is born." COUNTY SCHOOLS ON LIST FOR 1955-56 According to A. G. Strand, the following schools are being placed on the Approved list for 1955-56: one-room schools--Fertile Dist. No. 28, Donna Haug, teacher; Farming- ton Dist. 51, Mrs. Franklin Good- man; Harriston Dist. 109, Sister Cas- imira; Medford Dist. 119, Evange- line Cost; graded schools-- Forest River Dist. 68, Gustav Perkuhn, superintendent: Park River Dist. 78, O. L. McGowan: Sauter Dist. 111. Mrs. ale Dahh Fairdale Dist. 129, Fred Switzcr: St. Aloysius Acad- emy, Sister Agnes Marrie, Edinburg Dist. 106. Lelander Wernberg. Fordville Dist.' 79, Carl Elston, superintendent; and Adams Dist. 128, Melvin Anda, superintendent, are on the Minor Accredited list. The Fully Accredited schools are: Grafton, James Maxwell, superin- tendent; Minto, Freeman Melstad; Hoople, Richard Ratzlaff; Walsh County Agricultural and Training School, F. U. Smith. The above classes of schools are exempt from state examinations. Schools classed ,as graded and consolidated are: Ardoch, H. N. Fol- son, principal; Lankin, Carl Peter- son, superintendent; Pisek, Wilfred Nieting, superintendent. The work in these schools is accredited through state examinations. Als6 writing on state examinations are 56 one-room rural schools. DeLuxe Beauty Shop There will be no Sunday school at the Federated church next Sun- day, Dec. 25. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRESS Each of us here send to each of our many loyal customers the warmest wishes of the Yule Season ... "Serving you has Good. Cheer, been a real pleasure." Friends! s --- = ,,,,,,,... 0000]el00ir00's f00r Men season of fellowship, we take great joy ....................... - ..... in saluting our valued patrons, whose friendship - r we truly treasure: MERRY CHRISTMAS! rway M Bures Fai arket POLAR RURAL TELEPHONE MUTUAL AID CORP. HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO OUR FRIENDS Always tt  time, there comes that a'a-specid pleamm of extending to our many friends, the greetings of the seas. It is with the thought of your good will and friendship that we wish you the fullest measure of Yuletide cheer and happiness at this time... Marien, Hellquist and Marien J A IdilUtY CHRISTMAS TO MU : Silliman ;mpiement