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MONDAY, DEC. 15 1952 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE THE LITTLE PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS . Sadness in the Toy Shop BY WALT SCOTT ITS JUST POSSIBLE THEY DECIDED TILL CWUSHt TRY TO GET SO/ME SLEGP AMP WE'LL LOOK ASAIM TOMORROW! SO QARKOOTMOW, WE COOLOtfT M ANYWAY TMEY DO NOT SEEM A BIT HAPPY, EMMA! we- TUKff WAS DCCP CQNCCCN IN THC LIT TIC TOY SHOP WOOLD NOT BE HAPPY IP FOUR OF US WER£ MISSING.EITHER! •Christmas Tree a Mistake? It's a Prosperous Business WASHINGTON 1*1 — The Chrisl- , mas tree i« ill a mistake. History •ays BO. But American kids will say it's the most glorious mistake In the world. So will the Christmas tree Industry, which this year will sell ...— ». .,, , •,.:.- • , J . u^.. uurct. , au\,G ul Lllc L »bout 32 million trees for around contrary: It began "80 million dollars. - The National Geographic Society . reported th« figures today, point- ing out (hat the 50 millions did not Include lights and tree ornaments, which run into extra millions. v Historically, the Christmas tree has nothing to do with the religious observance of the day, quite trie as a pagan Martin Wants House Probes Continued Old Tea Used Ih Observance :Oi Tea Party " BOSTON «1 — claimed to be made • missed by revolutionists Dec. A spot of tea from leaves 16, 1773, was sipped yesterday in com- r.memoratton of the ITSih annivers- •••iry of the Boston Tea Party. •A group of 13 descendants of Revolutionary War families and the 'British vice consul, Mrs. Muriel ~Holls, toasted each other from 70• -year-old teacups—made In England. Edward Rowe Snow, ah author, :-'. Batri he obtained the tea leaves •'•from the late Jefferson •Haskell -.Parker, who died Dec. S at the age '•of 99 years and II months. Parker ••reportedly obtained the leaves from • i descendant of a survivor of the '. "historic tea party who died in 1846. Christine Nixes Beauty Contest 1 COPENHAGEN,"'" Denmark '(£>) ' Christine Jorgensen, the boy who .became a girl,, said today an invita- •tion by the New York Press Pho •tofrraphers Association to take par I ••In 1U annual beauty contest was "quit* a big honor" but she has "no .plant to appear in person." However, eald the former soldier •t-from the Bronx in New York, "the} — >are welcome to use any picture ••-me In existence." Asked about her return to Ne» • York, Christine said nothing definite had yet been planned. She Is . busy now preparing for a showing . .-tonight of a color film she has mart' ••In Denmark. •Read Courier News Classified Ad* iractlce. Back in the Sixth Century, Pope Gregory I, later to be elevated 6 sainthood, instructed his mis- lonaries not to destroy innocent mgan customs which were not nconsistent with church doctrine nd which could be woven into he fabric of Christian ceremony. The missionary Boniface, who went into England to preach the doctrine of Christianity, found the eutons worshipping the sacred oak of Odin. Instead of trying to destroy that practice, Boniface persauded the Christian converts to substitute an evergreen tree for the oak and to decorate It In honor of the Chrisl :hild. The practice stuck, partic ularly 'in the English - speaking world. But the mass use of Christmas :rees did not come into being until he new world was colonized. Here evergreens were found In abundance-fir and spruce and pine. And so the industry grew. It now Is a year-aroun'd affair. Christmas tree producers, located mainly' in Canada and the northern tier of the U. S., start work on next year's crop as soon as Christmas Day has passed.. , By YVILUAM F. AHROGAST WASHINGTON (/P)—Continuation of current House probes of the Justice and Treasury departments In ;he next Congress was urged today by Republican leader Joseph W. Martin Jr. of Massachusetts. Martin^ who Is unopposed for speakershlp of the, House when Republicans take over on Jan. 3, Bald in an Interview, however, that the incoming Congress should, put emphasis on legislation rather than on Investigations. "The people want us-to enact a constructive legislative program," he said, "and that should receive our first_attenlion. I am sure there will be strong support for President-elect Elsenhower's program, both from Republicans and Democrats. I don't look for any trouble on that." Martin was asked about reports the OOP Congress would start a wave of new investigations. 'I, believe we should investigate those things that need investigating," he said. "Offhand I am in favor of continuing the present Investigations of the Justice Department and the Treasury Department's Internal Revenue Bureau." Those probes now are being made i by House ways and means and 1 judiciary subcommittees headed re- Soufh American Priest Expelled From Red China Hong Kong (If) — Father Slcard Daniel of Columbia, South America, crossed the border Into Hong HOUR Sunday in chains. He was expelled by the Chinese Communists after a public trial on charges of beating n Chinese man. Father Daniel said he spent 13 months in jail, handcuffed by the Reds in an effort to prevent him from praying before meals. He was forced to squat on the cement floor of his jail nnd was given only two bowls of rice dally. Following Script? LONDON I.T) — A lla'by girl wa: born yesterday in a movie theatc where the mother, Mrs. Slell; Lawford, had been watching film "Don't Bother to Knock." Ai usherette served as emergenc 1 midwife. Storm Wrecks U.S. Navy Ship Near Italy; Crew Marooned Read Courier News Classified Ads. LEGHORN, Italy «i — Raging ;eas drove the U. S. Navy refrigerator ship GrornmH Reefer aground aud broke it in half near lore today. U. S. Army and Navy personnel put a cable aboard and were attempting to rescue the 40 men on the ship, but In mldmornlng he Army base said high winds and seas so far had prevented anging anyone nshore. The 2,460-ton ship, carrying food for u. S. forces In Austria, had been anchored here. Buffeted oy high winds and seas, 11 dragged anchor during the early hours this morning and crashed onto (he rocks about a mile south of the Leghorn port area. The ship broke In half almost immediately. The stern with the crew aboard remained fixed on the rocks. The bow portion drifted free and was still floating around the harbor hours later. The ship's skipper, a Capt. Saukant. reported none of his crew was hurt. All the crew are civilians. The Army said (he grounded stern scctfon was about 100 yards from the shore and the rescuers hoped to bring the men ashore \vilh a breeches buoy, The heavy surf, whipped up by strong winds off the Mediterranean, prevented small boats from approaching the vessel. The ship's cargo was 76 tons of perishable foods, Including seven tons of turkey Christmas dinners for American personnel here and In Austria, To make a pound of whole milk requires the use of 3.72 quarts of milk. Baptism Comes For Woman, 90 IPSWICH, England Wl-Nlnety. year-old Mrs, Kate Berrett put on a blue gown and walked calmly down the marble steps Into i pool of pale blue water. The Rev. George Bird tht minister of BethoKda Baptist Church, Kenlly lipped her backwards and held her under water for a moment last "Ever since I was 19. I had ivnnted io be baptised," said Mrs. Berrett later over tea, "but I WH DO before I could muster thf courage." 'Ike Will Listen To Labor/ Carey PHILADELPHIA Wj—The secretary-treasurer of the CIO, James B. Carey, thinks the Incomlhg administration of Dwight D. Elsen- hower will lend an ear, politically speaking, to labor. Appearing on a radio and television show yesterday, Carey said the.appointment of Martin burkln »s secretary of labor makes this evident. Dnrkin is president of the AFL Steam Fitters and Plumbers Union. spectively by Rep. King <D-Calif) and Chelf ID-Ky). .If the House orders the Investigations continued in the new Congress, the committees will be di- Fine Foods at PICKARDS Grocery & Market Nationally Advertised and Fancy Groceries Christmas Beautiful Spruce Christmas Trees. Country Ribs dnd Backbones Good Tennessee Sorghum. Fresh Oysters A LARGi VARIETY OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK. 2 h o°« We Deliver Trees Candies Nuts Fruits Fancy Fruit Cake* . Fruit Cake Mixes Glazed Fruits rected by Republicans Kean of New Jersey and Keating of New York. 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