The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1952
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. Z4, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Wit/i GOP m Power, Union Bosses Must Accept What T/igy Can Get PAGB THREB Mike, the Ferry Boat Rider, Wants One Thing from Santa—Off the Boat By JAMES ARLOW WASHINGTON UP) — George Meany, president of the, American Federation ot Labor, was simply facing up to reality when he said his organization Is ready to settle for less than repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act. Neither Meany nor any other leader of organized labor Is In pos- ition to insist on wiping out T-H, which was passed over President Truman's veto in 1041 when the Republicans last controlled Congress. Union leaders now, with the Republicans once again • In control, have to settle for the best they can get, which won't be any more than soma changes In T-H, They'll have HOLLAND NEWS By Mrs. Ed Hampton, Jr. Olve Yule Program Th« Methodist Church was the setting. Sunday night for a candle light service when "Glad Christmas" was presented by the membership. , Five girls representing "Glad" wearing white robes and collars walked down the aisles each bear- Ing a candle and Bible which they placed on the altar while quoting a Biblical passage. Shirley Wllferd presented "Glad Message;" Ann Neal presented "Glad Faith;" Jackie Goggans, "Glad Worship;" Linda Jones "Glad Stewardship" and Jerry Ann Cohoon, "Glad Life." Soloists were Joyce Bray and Delores Parker. Accompanying them was Mrs. Charles Cohoon. Mrs. Oma Smith was reader throughout the aervlces. Bridge Club Meets Wednesday night Mrs. Max Parker entertained her bridge club with a dinner parly In her home for the two-table Town and Country Club. The Parker home was filled with arrangements carrying out the holt- irjiay theme. The front door wa-s hung x^vith a large pine wreath and belis while inside a white Christmas tree stood aglitter with snow and glistening ornaments. Festooning the windows were silver leaves, pine cones and ivy while poinsettia plants and white lillies spread a party air The buffet dinner was served from a table overlaid with a red felt cloth A Jolly Santa In snowwhite sleigh with green ribbon' reins pulled by eight prancing- reindeer made the center table attraction. Srfiool Dance Given The entire high school was entertained Friday night by the student Council with a Christmas dance in a large upstairs "ballroom" where couples danced to recordings. A frozen lake scene occupied one end of the room where ,icy wintergreen trees covered with glistening Know, a large snowman and a plack "frozen" lake made a realistic background. Red berries, holly, rhistle toe and winter greenery was place< here and there. For refreshments, punch am holiday cookies were served b; Council members from a table cov ' ered with snow white linen. In th center sat a lighted Santa Clau laden :wi£h his pack. Charles Tankersley, president of rie Student Council, acted as maser of ceremonies. Engaged Announcement is made of the ap- iroaching marriage ot Barbara Jean Swindle, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. 'red Swindle, to Frank Howard 'ield, Jr., sou of Mrs. Mable Field if St. Louis. .Miss Swindle was ;raduated with honors from the oca! high school and is presently mployed by the Steele Enterprise Mr. Field, a 1952 graduate ol Jteele, has since been employed by ha Federal Reserve Bank In St. Louis. Wedding plans are being made : or early February. Club Meets Another Yuletide party was a Mrs. B. L. Rogers home Frida. night when she was hostess to the Culber'tson Club. Before a sparkling tree which was placed at a large window, the group gathered to sing carols while the room was lighted only by the tree lights. Several games were chosen and small lapel corsages In silver and gold tied with pink bows were presented the win- ers. Mrs. Rogers served a Christmas plate consisting of triangle sandwiches cut from red and green loaf slices, a salad and a party nut mix. Each plate, contained a tiny white candy angel bearing a candle. o concentrate on getting the changes they want. They had given their support In he last election to the Democrats", who had promised repeal of T-H But the Democrats had promised the same thing in 1948 and couldn't deliver. , And, if they had won this time, (hey probably could not have delivered either. In recent years, no matter who controlled Congress, organized labor simply did not have enough support among the legislators to kill T-H. In their 1952 campaign the. Republicans didn't promise repeal. They talked only of making changes. Meany expressed confidence that organized labor, through the Republicans, could "get the kind HONG KONG (/P)—Michael Patrick O'Brien, the man without a passport, looked up from the breakfast pancakes he's been eating nearly every morning since Sept. la. "The only thing I want for Christmas," he said wearily, "is off —off this bucket, off this'patch of salt water. "I don't care whether my feet are on pavement or gravel or sand or mud — Just so they're oft the deck of this ship." of law T-H. we want" by amending That's The Beit 'Eisenhoppers' <• Give Ike Chuckle NEW YORK M>|— "Eisenhoppers' are giving President-elect Eisenhower a few chuckles to relieve his daily routine of serious business. An "Eisonhopper" is a toy grasshopper, with a suction cup beneath the body. You press the toy on a smooth surface, like a desk top, and It adheres for a few moments until The ship is the ferry Lee Hong, which piles between Hong Kong and Portuguese Macau. O'Brien has been on it more than three months Including la days In dry-dock. He doesn't have n passport. So authorities at both ends of the ferry line refuse to let him land. O'Brien snys he's an American. The State Department asserts he is Hungarian. O'Brien snid he sleeps on a circular divan and gels up feeling "like n tensed-up shrimp." B» reads murder mysteries and westerns and talks to passengers. He's given up looking at the scenery. A Shanghai shipper • whom O'Brien befriended pays for his food and cigarettes. And' once In a while, a passenger buys htm a. drink. The 51-year-old perpetual traveler said: "It's renlly n lousy way to spend Christmas. Even the anchor goes farther tjian I do." Armored Vest Stops Red Volley SEOUti (/P)—The Army said yes tordny a soldier's armored vest fended oft 10 Communist automatic :'iflo bullets nncl a closely exploding red grenade. The solcllw, Ptc. Tom Miles of Decatur. 111., was helping a wounded buddy during a recent action when a Red Infantryman ran up and began firing. "The Impact o( 10 slugs across his chest at close range knocked Mlle.5 down, but tliey didn't pen«- kats his *rtnored vest," tha Amy said. Miles wtu still on tin ground when a hand grenade exploded JuM a few feet away. In splto of thl«, he "recovered himself" and kjlled his Red assailant with a burst tram his carbine, tha Army added. And that's the most organized f£ r '|« *{",'?!,«' ll «'"labor can expect, to see done to the law which was sponsored by Sen. Taft, Ohio Republican, when he was chairman of the Senate Labor Committee in 1947-48, Judging from the voting records of the labor committee members— all the Democrats and some of the Republicans—It's unlikely any T-H changes would be approved by the committee pnpleaslng to organized labor, i, It's the Job of the labor committee to consider proposed changes In T-H and then approve only hose it wants. This is not final. The House Labor Committee will make a similar study, nnd then .he full Senate and House have their say. No matter what, changes the committees like, the senators and House members on the floor can offer any amendments they want before final vote. So the kind of changes blessed by the two labor committees could be dropped and entirely different oneS substituted on the floor by members less friendly to organized labor than some of the committee members. Illinois Fugitive To Be Extradited LITTLE ROCK (ff>J—A 26-year- old Centralia. 111., man who was chased for 23 miles by Arkansas State Police before being apprehended at Benton, -Ark., will be extradited to Missouri. Gov. McMath granted the extradition of Henry Rex Thompson on request of Sheriff Dewey Smallen of St. Francois .County, Mo. Sheriff Smnllen said Thompson Is wanted there on first degree robbery charges and for escaping jail. Thompson was taken to Benton on Dec. ID without resistance after escaping, from officers In Little Rock who had picked him up for driving a car without auto license. Sheriff Smallon said Thompson also Is wanted in Illinois. tically Into the air. Some of Eisenhower's recent guests at his Hotel Commodore headquarters have blinked when lie gave unheralded demonstrations 'of the toy at his desk. About to leave his headquarters a few nights ago, Elsenhower stopped at the desk of a receptionist. Mrs. Mary E. Kcedlck and said: "Let me show you something." He pressed one of the grasshoppers to her desk. As it leaped, Khe sat back startled. Elsenhower caught it in the air and went on his way. Borum Drug Store Authorized Farouk May Lose Nationality CAIRO, Egypt (if)— The independent newspaper Al Ahram said yesterday that former King Farouk may be stripped of his Egyptian nationality, Authorities "have almost decided this step," the newspaper declared, on grounds that Farouk jfps "at the head of the forces of evil which had corrupted the poltiical life of Egypt. He gambled, led an immoral life that brought down with It the name of Egypt ,and smuggled currencies abroad." Farouk was ousted from' the throne July 23 by an army coup led by MaJ. Gen. Mohanied Nagutb, who since has become premier. Twas the night before Christ- .' mas; It started to snow. Colored lights through the windows made everything glow. Happy children and grown-ups were all In suspense; St. Nick would appear just a few .hours hence. There is' never a time throughout the whole s'ear. when parents and children and grand• children dear, pack so much enjoyment in one single day, forget all their troubles and frolic and play. Sometimes this continues throughout the whole week, increasing 'til New Years, it reaches its peak. But alas, it's all over and down cornea the tree. It was worth nil it cost we all will agree. Now It's time to take stock of the year '52. We hope that each day was a good one for you. Our own Inventory we're h^jpy to say .... is loaded with memories of each golden day. \Ve thank you for making ths year a success and trust that our efforts br , ought you hap; plness. . We hope that your Ohrlstmai U filled with good cheer 'and now we all wish you A HAPPY NEW YEAR RUSTIC INN CHOCOLATES Christmas gives us an opportunity to express our appreciation of your kind friendship and loyal patro'nage; y/e extend our thanks to our. many friends and patrons and hope that the Christmas Season will be memorable. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hubbard Hardware Co. WE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY FOR INVENTORY E. B. David m far To our faithful old friends, to our devoted new friends and to those whose friendships we hop9 to earn-we wish a most cheerful Christmas and a New Year filled with all the food things in life-- Health, Happinets and enduring Peace. ' We extend this greet'inf, not because it is the customary thing to do but because it is ' Mnffrmrrf ^eninne/f Mt, for at the years go by our appreciation of erWrsfterf if/«od«Wp« 6«come« greater and greater. Roveno David CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY We will observe Christmas day by closing, so that our employees may celebrate the Holiday in true Christmas spirit. Wade Furniture Co. I*

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