The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1956 · Page 9
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TUESDAY-FEBRUARY 21, 195« -BtYTHEVIEtE-OA-RK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN1 In Washington, England; Birthplace of George Washington's Ancestors to Honor His Birthday By ALV1N J. STEINKOPF WASHINGTON, England (AP) — The Stars and Stripes will fly bravely tomorrow in this Durham County village in honor, say the Englishmen who live here, "of our George Washington." For some centuries ancestors o the lirst President of the United States lived in this North Sea coast village 265 miles north London. And the community feels that although Washington was born in far-off Virginia, it has some special claim _£o him. There are even many here who are convinced that the design the Stars and Stripes had its origin here, and that the stern eagle of the great' seal of the United States was originally a Durham birds. A ceremony has been arranged for the first President's birthday this year at the 2>/ 2 -story gray stone building known as Washington Old Hall, ancestral home of early Washingtons. The American flag Will be raised. So far as is known, not a single member of the Washington family now lives here. Historians have remarked that the first Presidenl seems to have taken little interest in his English antecedents. The Washingtons and Wessingtons who remained here were loyal to the British crown. Museum Contacts are being re-established now and Washington Old Hall, managed by an Anglo-American committee, is being set up as rriuseum and a center to foster Anglo-American amith. It is attracting an increasing number of American visitors, and Washington hopes to become as popular as that other Washington shrine, Sulgrave Manor near Northampton, to which the family moved after long residence here. The immediate English progentiro of George Washington was his great- grandfather. Col, John Washington, who left Britain for the American Colonies In 1657. The age of Washington Old Hall here is uncertain, but according to one chronology it was in ex- litence in 1183. It tumbled Into decay, and it would have vanished from the earth after condemnation in 1936 had it not been saved by a committee which raised a restoration fund here and hi the United States. American Ambassador Winthrop Aldribh accepted it as American property at a ceremony last September. His remarks on that occasion gave a great boost to the contention that the designs of the American flag and the great seal have their origins here. At some time, probably before 1300, the Wessingtons or Wash- ingtons adopted a coat of arms, which is to be seen today in the library of Durham Cathedral, and over a doorway of Hylton Castle. The design consists of a seal, at the top of which is a line of three stars, and across which are three stripes. Surmounting all is a bird with raised wings which looks something like a dove, but a little imagination can make an eagle of it. Commenting on this, Ambassador Aldrich said: "Who can resist the conjecture that here, at Washington Old Hall, is the true origin of the Stars and Stripes, and the great seal of the United States government? "It is surely more than coincidence that the Washington arms combined the stars, the stripes and the eagle 2'/ 2 centuries before America was even discovered, and five centuries before it became a nation." FCC Official Warns Television Of Advertising Censorship NEW YORK (ff} — Commissioner Robert E. Lee said today the red eral Communications Commission does not Want to censor radio anc TV advertising but that the practices of "a few sharp operators" may force action by Congress in this field. In an address prepared for a meeting of the Radio and Television Executives Society, Le« emphasized his criticism was directed only a "shortsighted minority." 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