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Sarah - a at in R. O. J, LEAVE HOSPITAL Mrs. Howard...
a at in R. O. J, LEAVE HOSPITAL Mrs. Howard Meneely and bab; of Route 5 and Mrs. Leroy Breedei and baby of 336% Webster. stree were released today from the Chil licothe hospital. James Jackson Gallatin and Buel Waite of Wheeling Wheeling also were dismissed. taking care of them. When the mother cat moved her family from under the barn yesterday, yesterday, the family consisted of one kitten and two baby skunks. When the move was completed, the babies were ready for dinner and the mother cat obliged.—Trenton Republican-Times. Republican-Times. Few People Know the Story of Our Star-Spangled Banner The date June 14 means little to most Americans, although when told that it is Flag Day. nearly all will nod and agree that that's right. Possibly even more obscure than Flag Day itself is ,some of the history history of how the stars and stripes, the beloved symbol of the nation, originated, The stars and stripes was created on June 14, 1777, when the Continental Continental Congress resolved: "That the flag of the 13 United States be J3 stripes alternately red and white, that the Union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." Arrangement of the stars was in a circle and it was called the "Betsy Ross" flag. As Kentucky and Vermont were added to the Union, the number of stars was increased to 15 and so was the number of stripes. Fearing Fearing the flag would become too cumbersome with too many stripes, Congress passed a law on April 4, 1818, returning the flag to its original original design'of 13 stripes and providing providing for a new star to be added to As everyone knows, the 13 stripes stand for the 13 original colonies which banded together In union after freeing themselves from foreign foreign rule. The numerous stars, increased increased to 50 recently, represent each state in the Union. However, the individual parts of the flag have an even more spiritual spiritual meaning. The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial. The stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun. The U. S. Marine Corps has put out a small handbook entitled "How to Respect and Display'Our Flag," which tells how to display the national national banner and approved flag customs as well as the courtesies due to the flag. This booklet is free for the asking by writing, U. S. Marine Corps, Recruiting Sub- Station, Room 202 P. o. Building, St. Joseph, Mo. It is an Interesting pamphlet the (he blue fleld as additional states I story of our nag, Information that came into th* Union. is worth knowing. ol at to

Clipped from The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune10 Jun 1959, WedPage 21

The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri)10 Jun 1959, WedPage 21
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