The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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^TUESDAY, D^C. 23, 1052 THE LITTLE PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS THSTBOOPE OF TIRED AND VERY • AOM-T MEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS A Job for Everyone BY WALT SCOTT I SAID I SHOULD TELL THE" S BUT THEY WOULOWT ^l"TOO<AMAf?TCO. POZZY; MERE, WOKS A£ HE SAIO U&'p Llk-l TO COME TO OUR CHRISTMAS r%f?TY! TINY F/SURC SOME SORT OF AN MALWASSIU40UETTED AND IN THE CLGARW6 WEAR THE HOMES OF THE LITTLE PS3F1E EVERYOWE HAP HIS TASK, TO PERFORM, FC*>. WAS THE DAY You Can't Buy Santa Claus ; The True Christmas Spirit Isn't for Sale, Boyle Says By HAL BOYLE MEW YORK (JPj—You can't buy Snntn Claua. The true spirit of Christinas Isn't for sale. But that doesn't keep a lot of people from trying to do it every year. ' ^ One of the absurdities of the current season is the report that S50 neckties of velvet rind gold are laving a brisk sale in North Carolina. They are designed to be given us presents for "men w ho have c-'srything already " It would depress rue'if someone sr.it me such a necktie (and if y-u were planning to'do so. ple'nse s'".a the cash instead). Por one t n;j I Imle a bargain basement r ~.ure. Anyone who sends you r. DO necktie isn't trying to please I i so much as he is trying to "--- TOSS you. j .'nd only a piker would be Im- r "seel by a S50 necktie today. After all there are $150 neckties on the market. Who wants to be bought cheap? Economists and sociologists now regard K if, s like $50 to $,50 neck- lies as not only wastful but eco- nommcaUy immoral. To me even when sent by men of wealth If, »?f H ,1' " S " ; ° ke lh *y cn » well afford, they are just sad. They m ny make tine - comersa . tion pieces," but what kind of conclusion can you draw from the conversations? Only how easy it is o throw money, away on, something useless. I hate this conclusion because I have „' vast respect for money and the wonderful good that can be done with it The evidence of what money cannot do is all nbouf us ; And onc 0 , the times you see this best is at - M!Uli ' " W!fe Wh ° E°' S , fur coat from her husband would rather know the warmth of his old love again tha standing behind it. Only that kindles the bonfire of the heart, no 1 whose rich relatives often try vainly to make them hnppy with costly .gifts but fai! because they do not xnow there la a hotter way You cannot bribe a child long tf he discovers you don't renlly understand him. i I remember ns a child a pooor little rich boy wtio lived up (he street In a fine apartment build- Ing came to our house on Christmas morning. "An orange, a sweater, n sled •• I said, "mid" — i heij ,, p a squirming puppy— "ihls!" The rich kid went crazy over the puppy, nnd we played with it for a long time Later up (o isco hta presents. The ri 00 r was covered with toys — lancv electric trains, chemistry sets, an Indoor golf course—and all were expensive. I felt a kind of numb wonder, there svere so many. The other kid, his dad and I got down on ihe floor ond began oper- ming the electric train. Suddenly Die little rich boy looked up and "Is faca crinkled in passionate cry "Daddy, why couldn't I have a puppy, too?" he wept. ••«•« whal I asked.for." • "Son," said his father; "you KIIOK- doge make your mother nervous. And remembering Ihnt long-ngo scene now, J wonder what that rich kid, now a middle-aged man, will get for Christmas this yenr I hope someone puts something in hi. Christmas stocking besides a f5» °' [ Several million tons of mafUr are pulverized Into dust each year by collisions between minor planets, flic average speed at whlca one asteroid will bump into another Is estimated to he rather slow, only three miles per second! &•• Heres Wishing You'a Very Merry Christma from all your friends here at MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO Harvey Parrish A.M. "Hot" Williams Clyde Perry W.E. Turner Troy Graham Gene Kinpr Thomas Sullivan Lovid Pierce R. B. Neal 'in many good wis/t fi> and me coming year Guard's JEWELRY STORE mumm&ii&g^t.- , Calvin Hill K.D, JIarr Otia Cole- Franklin Beasley Carl Crawford Steve Ford James Barren Jamea Windmon Henry Burton

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