Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 9, 1961 · Page 82
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 82

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 9, 1961
Page 82
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I JULY IS HERE! WE MUST CLOSE-OUT OUR FLOOR SAMPLES OF NAUGAHYDE FURNITURE TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW STYLES TO BE PURCHASED AT THE SUMMER MARKET SAVINGS » 35% ON NAUGAHYDE SOFAS, CHAIRS, SECTIONALS, HIDE-A-BEDS IT LOOKS LIKE FABRIC BUT IT IS A MIRACLE! YOU CAN WIPE IT CLEAN WITH JUST SOAP AND A DAMP CLOTH! See Our Showroom with its Huge Selection of the Miracle NAUGAHYPE Excellent tor · DEN · LIVING ROOM · OFFICE 69.95 MUCH AS 550. CLUB CHAIRS REDUCED AS SOFAS SECTIONALS HIDE-A-BEDS Storting $ at Storting REDUCED AS MUCH AS $70 ...................... at 3-PIECE CURVED Starting $O*Jrt /\f\ Reduced as Much as $100.... at 32.Y.UU Beautiful Sofa by Day Starting $1QO Cf\ Comfortable Bed at Night at I Y Y.OU These prices are af least '/3 less than regular furniture prices LOWEST BANK TERMS AVAILABLE ON ALL PURCHASES You'll Get Better Products, Service and Qualify from Long Beach Upholstery NEW Naugahyde Looks Like Fabric Yet It's Soil-Proof, Child-Proof and Washes With Soap and Water 24 I 3434 ATLANTIC OPEN TODAY, SUNDAY, ^ to 5 GArfieSd 7-8696 Mon. Fri. Eves. Till 9 St. Swithin's Rainy Day By Mamie R. Krythe KKDR CENTURIES there has been an old English belief that rain on J u l y 15, St. Swithin's Day. means rain for 40 days thereafter. And today, the "Old Farmer's Almanac", published each year by Robert B. Thomas, in Dublin, notes for this date: "If rain forsooth No summer drouth." Poor Robin's Almanac of 1697 c o n t a i n s this bit of verse: "In this month is St. Swithin's Day, On which if it should rain, they say Full 40 days after it will, Or more or less, some rain distill." SW1THIN, of noble parentage, was a pious monk, who became prior of an abbey. He was noted for his learning and won the favor of Egbert, king of W e s s e x , who entrusted the education of his son and successor, Etlielwulf, to the monk. Swithin also was revered for his integrity and high principles. When Etlielwulf succeeded to his father's throne, Swithin was made Bishop of Winchester and was successful in establishing the system of tithes. Swithin died in July 1862 and was buried, at his own request, in the churchyard rather than in the church itself. About a century later, some of the monks decided to change his place of burial and made plans for a July 15 ceremonial. However, so the story goes, it rained so violently on that day, and the 40 following, "as hardly ever been k n o w n , which made them set aside their design as heretical and blasphemous." LATER A CHAPEL was built over the grave, and several miracles are said to have occurred there. The monk was canonized and for several centuries was a very popular "healing" saint. Writers often alluded to the belief connected with St. Swithin in such stanzas as: "Now if on St. Swithin's feasl the welkin lowers, And every penthouse streams with hasty showers, Twice 20 days shall clouds their fleeces drain And wash the pavements with incessant rain." (Gay.) "St. Swithin's Day, if Ihou dost rain, For 40 days it will remain: St. Swithin's Day, if thoit be fair, For 40 days 'twill rain nae mair." Often, when it rained on July 15, people would say that St. Swilhin was "christening the apples." Statistics fail to bear out the St. Swilhin's Day superstition and 40 days of either rain or sun following this date are rare. However, come St. Swithin's Day. let's keep an eye on the weather! SEE THESE FULLEH DEALERS . . . FOR QUALITY YOU CAN BANK ON! ARTESIA Prescotf Hardware 17330 So. Pioneer Blvd. Timm-Wenholz Lumber 12254 E. Carson St. AVALON Gafafina Hardware Co, Catalina Island BELLFLOWER Jackson Paint Store 16827 Bellflower Blvd. COMPTON Dalmar Paint Wlpr. 306 E. Rosecrans Blvd. Fuller Paint Store 333 E. Campion Blvd. DOM1NGUEZ A L Hardware 2619 E. Carson St. LAKEWOOD Fuller Paint Store 5233 Hazelbrook A vs. LONG BEACH A. H. Palmer Hardware 5437 Cherry Ave. Davis Paint Go. 2650 E. Broadway Frank Duvall Paints 4640 Los Coyotes Blvd. Fuller Paint Store 845 Pacific Ave, Korwalk Hardware 6500 E. Spring St. Wardlow Hardware M 5 0 E . WardlowRd. NORWALK Norwalk Hardware 13412 So. San Antonio Dr. PARAMOUNT Fred W. Ehrmann Hdwe. 16251 Paramount Blvd. SAN PEDRO Fuller Paint Store 607 S. Gaffey Weymonth Corners Hwe. 1409 W. 8th St. SEAL BEACH Bay Hardware 215 Main St, TORRANCE Las Palmas Hardware 218(45, Avalon Blvd. Santa Anita Growers 3910 Redondo Beach Blvd. WILMINGTON Wilmington Hrdware 9 1 1 H. Avalon Blvd.

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