Volume 11, Issue 5, page 14

and the leprous, and his walking on the sea. It refers to
Mary; the mother of Jesus too.
Josephus, the Jewish historian, of the First century A.D.,
admits the historical fact of
Jesus and his disciples and
calls John the Baptist 'the
Good Man', and gives an account of the death of James --
'the brother of Jesus, who was
called Christ'.
"If the 'Wandering Jew'
wants more information he can
get these books, 'The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus'
by an eye-witness for $3 and
another book by the same name
but with this addition, 'Additional explanatory m a t t e r
concerning the Essenes and the
Crucifixion Story' for $2.
These are published by Health
Research, M o k e 1 um n e Hill,
Calif." -- Cecil D. Clayton,
Henderson, 1y.
"When you take your vacation, why not plan on a few
extra days and visit us at the
same time. You'll be in Georgia so just go a few miles further into Florida and catch a
boat across the Gulf of Mexico
to Vera Cruz and it's only a
hop, skip, and jump from there
to Mexico City. * * *
"We just finished our vacation from school. As you know
school. here starts in Feb.,
then in May there is a 10-day
vacation, then in Sept. another 10-day vacation and school
ends about the middle of November. We thought we were going to have all of July off,
but one day the teachers just
no and told the children vacation starts tomorrow for 10
days. We were disappointed we
didn't have more time but we
enjoyed what time we did have.
"On Thursday, a neighbor
and her four children and we
(all nine of us) crowded into
a taxi and went to the Cathedral. When we arrived there
were thousands of people jamming the area. The children
were all dressed in the native
costumes of different parts of
rural Mexico. They were as cute
as they could be.* **
"Everywhere in front of the
Cathedral were the people with
their trinkets and pottery and
souvenirs, and bread and hot
tortillas and jewelry and
glass figurines and woven baskets and mats and straw hats
and horses for sale. The Indian women squatting by their
charcoal burners, one fanning,
another patting the little
tortillas from hand to hand.
The press of people was terrific, you were practically carried along by the crowd. We
stopped to watch the Indians
dancing. Right in front of the
great Cathedral doors were the
dancers performing the traditional dances of long ago, per- and faced with a huge oaved

haps of the Aztecs whose tem- square replete with loud speakple was demolished on the very ers for the worshipers who
spot. Anyway, it looked more won't fit into the churches.
heathen than Christian. The On the opposite side of the
old Chief had a ring thru his square from the churches are
nose, brass bracelets on his archways and colonnades. On
biceps, a long bow and quiver special holidays the people
of arrows on his back, a huge come from the various localiheaddress of feathers and ties and each different tribe
beads. His hair was long and or group sets up shop in an
his feet bare and gnarled. archway. They are dressed in
Around his wrists and ankles their local costumes and sell
were circlets of nut shells the product they make in their
tied in tiers so they rattled particular place and by their
and clacked at every step he particular skills. It is all
took. He led the dance and blew very colorful, I am told.
on a reed whistle or flute- " In the church there are
like instrument with a rather thousands of plaques plastered
monotonous sweet tone. Others to the walls saying 'Thank you'
were dressed similarly but not to the Sta. de Guadelupe for
so elaborately and some beat a curing them. I understand many
small drum while he danced.*,* thousands really have been
"We took a taxi to the cureOn top of the hill and to
Shrine of Guadelupe. It is
quite a distance but a taxi is the left of the church, that
as cheap as bus fare for so is also on top of the hill, is
many together, a graveyard. Here is very ex