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CD 5 to I Ci. r4 wPTT.rmiiivn satmta tn Cimbpls is Cathv Nash. 9. EAGER YOUNGSTERS (1. to Robin Greiss, Bonnie' and Nancy Zawadsky, and Lisa Andruscavage lean against rope among throng attending 41st annual Thanks of Drexel Hill, parade queen, with H. J. Grinsfelder, Store's executive' head. DaU Nti Photos tT Joseph McGulnn Bid You Ever See Bream truttmg? Well, We Bid J) mrf, thii J' Ml I A dream came marching, rolling, strutting through the heart of Philadelphia yesterday and captured the big city's heart. It was a dream of storyland and wonderland, cf comic strip land and never never land, of fairyland and toyland. It was a dream of tinsel and spangles, of monster balloons and gaudy floats, of funny-face animals and sad-eyed clowns It was a dream of splendor for the young In years and the young in heart all wrapped up in the 41st annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, co-sponsored by Gimbels and the City of Philadelphia. MILD TEMPERATURES and sunny skies drew hundreds i -Si- BRER TURKEY, one of parade, fills most of Market bt. It's 'Big Friday' in Aliddtyv Vule Shoppers Flood Stores giving Day Parade. KEEP IT CLEAN In London, Iaundryman Queens reported that one of his customers tacked this note to a bundle of shirts: "Flease don't beat on rocks." 9, HUE THERE! Holly-wood theater manager Ldnard Troxeil Bowen admitted business boomed when he plugged a movie on his marquee as "The Nudest Etory in Blushing Color." FAST WORK Shortly after Michael War roan and two pals reported their car stolen, London police stopped the vehicle with three suspicious characters inside. "The suspects were us," admitted Warman. "We had found the car ourselves." p- SOUPS ON In Lough-borough, England, Geoffrey Randall, headmaster of the College School, Invited parents to sample a school dinner after students "turned up their noses at roast beef, bacon, ham, salad and carrots." ONEROUS BURDEN To demonstrate how heavy the county tax Is, Paul A. Lain, cf Fairfax, paid off his 1414.43 obligation with 405 rllver dollars, 16 quarters, 52 dimes and 23 pennies. Find Ding for WASHINGTON (UPI). The wrong done Dong Wong which benefited Ding Wong has been straightened out. The only way to understand this Chinese puzzle is to wing back In time four years and start at the beginning. In 1956, a car driven by Ding Wong struck a pedestrian. The man sued and won a 25,000 Judgment of thousands of spectators to vantage points along the parade route, on the Parkway, around City Hall and along Market St. to the Gimbel store. They began gathering more than an hour In advance. First came the Fairmount Park Mounted Guard. Then the Police and Firemen's Band. Then an almost endless procession of bands, floats, giant balloons, marching units and clowns. Among the thousands of youngsters who watched the parade were some 5,000 underprivileged and handicapped children. ONE OF THE STARS of the parade was its nine-year-old queen, Cathy Nash, of 812 Kenwood Drexel Hill. Dressed in a red robe and gold crown, she was accompanied by her court: Arlene Coffey, 10, of 848 West Springfield; Maureen Grady, 10, of 712 Hedgerow Broomall. Barbara Pincus, 8, of 1820 Farrington Rd. and Robin Lynn Stanley, 7, of 59 Burnside Norristown. The spectacle's biggest attraction, however, was Santa Claus, himself. He received a key to the city from Mayor Dilworth outside the Gimbel store, then scrambled up a 100-foot fire ladder to a flgth floor window at the parade's climax. 4 i 39 giant balloon figures in that parking regulations would be rigidly enforced. HALFERTY SAID the area bounded by 4th, 20th, Race and Spruce Sts. will be patrolled by a special detail of 10 "meter maids" and 17 motorcycle patrolmen to ticket illegally parked cars. To keep traffic moving, he said, the normal midtown traffic detail of 80 officers will be boosted to 228 men. This expanded police 'detail, Halferty said, will Include 115 foot patrolmen, 83 highway patrolmen and 30 seniors from the Police Academy. Pope John Is 79, Has Working Day VATICAN CITY (UPI). Pope John XXIII celebrated his 79th birthday today brimming with activity and apparent good health. No special ceremonies were arranged and the Pope planned to spend a normal working Midtown stores girded for their biggest business day of the year today. And police braced for their biggest traffic headaches. The occasion: "Big Friday." It was the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. A day which, in past years, has brought the biggest shopping crowds in Philadelphia's history into Its midtown section. CHILDREN OFF from school for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and visitors arriving early for the Saturday Army Navy football game helped swell the gift-buying throngs to peak proportions. Mayor Dilworth reiterated his plea for shoppers to leave their cars home and use public transportation ko avoid adding to the traffit congestion caused by heavy truck deliveries of Yule merchandise. Inspector Joseph Halferty, commanding officer of the Traffic Division, also warned Dong, Right Wrong to Wong THE SECURITY BANK, re ceiving a court order to turn over the account of "Ding Wong, also known as Dong Wong," gave the injured pedestrian the $2,200 savings of Dong Wong, no relation to the driver in the accident. Three months ago, Dong, a retired restaurant owner, returned from two years in New York City and went to the bank to withdraw his savings, when he found them gone, he sued the bank. DING, now 73, now 61, the pedestrian, bank officials and their lawyers finally met to to straighten out the tangle. The bank admitted its mistake and gave Dong' his money with interest and an allowance for lawyers' fees. Dong promptly Opened a newaccount lrTthe-bankv

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