The Port Arthur News from Port Arthur, Texas on March 10, 1976 · Page 31
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The Port Arthur News from Port Arthur, Texas · Page 31

Port Arthur, Texas
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Wednesday, March 10, 1976
Page 31
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Wednesday, March 10,1976 THE NEWS. Port Arthur, Texas - 31 KING RULES FROM ST. LOUIS HOME ...Ed Schafer alias Edward the First "WE RESERVE TKIIMT Tt LINT" OP EN 7 DAYS A WE E K Are Our Business! (·FERIAL 6 LI. 1 MALT SCHLITZ Hot I Or : SUGAR 5 9 - · -,_- PUKHttE ^^ ^^ C · ··^··A OF 4 LlfiHT BULIS LIQUID OtTEISENT CRYSTAL WHITE GT. SIZE ** STATIST · ClMin ; tuw ; .····». \ iS9 c .* *· 89* · BIR · *· *" ·· ·"* *" · JJL ·.···..£·· 'A?~~ · · ·· BUTTERMILK i«K«7f| · ***· 13 t RQc /·***· v *· U.5KP f FRESN \ ···..»Y HENS t ZUMO SMOKE · r*snn Popcorn^ '-59c Towels 4!148c immn !!!«"' 4 ' SAUSAGE I^_J!iIie UQ ^k ^Ik -- ^PA ^ H H «H^*^PU| H^PHV ······_ u. O5P STOKS^U 99« ·* TEUOW · f~~*~~ MUM IIMMIIS ; ONIONS ; : IDC : · L§ · J African king rules from St. Louis home \ ST. LOUIS (DPI) -- Edward the First, King of Bif- feche, would like to visit his loyal subjects, but first the tiny African nation must find a camel. Native ritual requires that the king make a royal entrance on camelback, but there are no camels in Bif- feche. "I'd have to notify them several months in advance to give them time to import a camel," the king said. "Africans are very protocol-minded." King Edward, who is known as Ed Schafer at the public relations firm where he works, has learned much about African culture since 1964, when he was first crowned. "I was doing a public service program on radio and interviewed a local woman who had visited St. Louis, the second largest city in Senegal," he said. "She told of a small band of natives struggling to survive and asked me to help. I agreed to head a committee to aid them." The natives had been sent by their government to a desolate area in an experiment to see whether the semiarid land could be farmed. The government promised to send supplies but provided only "some busted farm equipment," Schafer said. Miffed, the natives decided to form an independent nation - Biffeche means "new tribe" in Senegalese. Schafer was chosen king because his name was listed on the letterhead of stationery used by the committee. The 53-year-old bachelor, has proved a judicious and helpful ruler. Although his appeal for foreign aid from the State Department was rejected, he had an engineer friend design an irrigation system and had soil samples chemically analyzed. The water system not only allows the natives to grow citrus fruits and cotton but also saved them while much of the rest of Africa suffered through a severe drought. The country grew from 100 acres to three square miles and Schafer learned in December that 8,000 more subjects had joined the original 150 tribesmen. "We took in another tribe, the Axim of Ghana," he said. "They had been going downhill over the years; African soil gets worn out fast. Now. we're the United Kingdom of Biffeche." Schafer's royal status also has added to the St. Louis social scene. "We formed the 'Court of Biffeche'," he said. "A professor friend of mine set up a system of aristocracy. We have court functions, awards, official announcements. We even designed a flag." Special Purchase Bring on the Pantsuits! Sears 9 99 Quantities limited Don't put off till tomorrow what you can put on today! Short-sleeved and sleeveless pantsuits in styles and fabrics you're bound to fall for. All in the romantic colors of spring. Our machine washable two-piece suits are so easy to care for, fun-loving, you can concentrate on just, looking good! In Misses' sizes 10 to 20 and Half sizes 14%- to24%= . · Save junior handbags Our fresh spring handbags will generate lots of excitement everywhere they go. Vinyl shoulder strap styles with textured fronts and novelty designs are nice and roomy, too! Assortment of spring colors. Regular $7.00 5 44 ^ "WE CTCCD PROUDLY dltCH ACCEPT 848 Houston Ave. STAMPS" CARROTS A special purchase, though not reduced. is an exceptional value Buy two, save 1 51 to 3 01 Children's nightwear Boys' and girls' sizes Boys' and girls' sizes 7-14. S-22 Ren. S3.79 lo §3.99 va. Soft knit nightwear for your little kids. Toddler girls', boys' pajamas, sizes 1T-4T: girls* baby dolls or -boys' pajamas, sizes 2-x. Prints on white. Now on sale! .2 for ]Kiamas. n-. §3.79 radi Rcpilar §3.99 to S5.49 ca. Pick a night-shirt for girls' sizes 7-14 S-L) printed with S u p e r g i r l ; Batgirl or Wonder-woman; screen printed pajamas for boys' sizes 8-14; pajamas for students* sizes 16-22 printed with sports action scenes. And all now on sale! ; -/ /^ ,^ .v ' 'V %-^ Sale prices in effect 4 days only! Charge-it On Sears Revolving Charge Sears Celebrating Our 90 th ^Anniversary c ^ear SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Satisfaction Guaranteed or Ynur Money Back SV.»RS. Beaumont 350 Magnolia Po, .rllnir 3520Woodworth Orange 2630 MacArthur

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