SUNDAY, DECL-11BER 5,'1965
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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St. Nicholas Evolves into Santa
The evolution of Santa Claus The legend which deals with
begins with a monk named Nicho- Nicholas' protection of maidens
las who spent his entire life in and the origin of the secret pre-
Asia Minor, and who died on Dec. sentation of Yuletide gifts, con-;
6 in either the year 345 or 352. cerns a poor nobleman with three'
Hardworking and extremely de- daughters. This man could not af-
votional, Nicholas became an ab- ford dowries for his daughters so,
bot and then a bishop of the met- in desperation, he was almostI
ropolitan church of Myra in Asia ready to send them out to pursue
Minor. He was tortured and im- wanton ways.
prisoned under the reign of Em- When Nicholas heard of this
peror Diocletian and later freed dreadful state of affairs, he secret-
by the tolerant Emperor Constan- ly went, under cover of night, to
tine. the nobleman's house and threw
After the death of Nicholas, his a bag of gold through an open!
bones were preserved in Myra un- window. The man used the bagI
til the eleventh century when some of gold with which he married off
merchants stole them and carried his second daughter. The third
them off to Italy, w=here the bones night, as Nicholas was trying to!
were deposited at St. Stephan's throw the third bag of gold into
Church in Bari. the open window, he was caught"
by the nobleman, but made the
nobleman promise never to tell
anyone about the source of the
It thus became the custom for
older people to place gifts in the.
shoes or stockings of young rela-
tives-gifts which were attributed
to the generosity of Nicholas.
When St. Nicholas came to
America via the Dutch, he traded
his horse for reindeer; his name
for "Santa Claus," the American
derivation of "St. Nicholas": and
his robe or "tabbard," for the fa-
miliar red and white costume.
Thus evolved the fat, jolly sym-
bol of American Christmas from -a
kind monk in ancient Asia Minor
who became a saint and protector
of maidens and thieves.
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Ski wear is becoming more and
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carried out in a much longer, belt-
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in a somewhat more subdued
manner into the men's division.
Just as in the solids, patterned
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trend setting designs are the cause
of these high prices. However, the,
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expansion of the ski market.
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