The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1955 · Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18,1958 Christmas in Italy Brings Family Ties Even Closer By STAN •wwww Chr i s t m as in Italy is the d ay when the family bond is closest. On Chri^nas Eve before the eager eyes of the children, mother and father construct a model of the NaTvty scene. This "presepio" « '« !talian children what ' he chrlst ™ s tree ls to Americans although the foreign custom of Christmas trees is spreading even here. Uusually the presepio shows the Child In a wooden or rock manger. An OK and a donkey flank the manger. Around it, kings and shepherds kneel in veneration. Colored light* shine on the scene. In poor homes the presepio may be of cardboard. Among rich nobles there may be expensive hand carvings. But always there is the presepio. Brings Presents Babbo Natale (Father Christ- mas) is known in Italy but it is the Oesu Bambino (the infant Jesus) who lays presents beside the heads of sleeping children before they awaken Christmas morning. Thus begins Christmas, the one day of the year in which every Italian is expected to rest at home with his family. Through the day the family group plays cards, talks and jokes, drinks colfee and eats PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries ) Fancy Fruit Cakes I Fruit Cake Ingredients T304T Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick There's a New RCA Victor Chrktmas Card Gift Certificate for every budget! $1.98 and $3.98 certificates let recipient choose any album at Mther price from beautiful full-color folder. Hand- aome Christmas card is included. $12.00 certificate lets recipient choose any four 2-record 45 EP albums or three 33% albums from full-color deluxe catalog. Surprise bontts record! $24.95 certificate gives new Glenn Miller Army Air Force B«nd album (choice of fifteen 45 EP or five 33^ records) plui two fconiw collectors' treasures . .. Ask for them today at ... We Also Carry Record Players & Record Accessories "We Give Quality Stamps" Adams Appliance Co., Inc. 20« - 208 W. Main Ph. 2-2071 Her Work EASIER! HIS CHRISTMAS GIVE HER A LEWYT VACUUM CLEANER the n rolls ROLLS! CHRISTMAS SPECIAL $ 95 * Give h«r a LEWYT, the gill lhal means new freedom from housework— 365 days a year! Now, BOTH CLEANER AND NOZZLE ROLL ON WHEELS! No carrying or arm-strain ! A "finger-lip" touch rolls the nozzle over rugi and fk>p« — rolls the cleaner room-to-room 1 * COMBINATION «(/G 'M HOOK HOIZll! WWM M*U Dtih HK1 s«hon fw wool m •MM Nfl. "mi U dr*«< NUT-ID tMl •««! Too« toll Hwu -ilti m - M (hiiiflf h«h ind forth! PLUS! •» Writ lit 18 CMH1! N«« Illlmit vdnjl a.a.< toll rv«. mi taM frtfl'I Ct*| • **oil {WMf'ul i**|! ««r built • Boon without o (hafigt «l TvftfllOCh! • CwtKi with »ll tMb' laoli! *o'/i en wnttM "W* Give Quality Stamps" Adams Appliance Co., Inc. 206-08 W. Main Ph. 2-2071 candles or sweets. Sweets Vary Sweets vary from city to city but everyone must have panettone. This is a sweel bread with raisins and candied fruit which has spread from Milan across the world. Thousands are shipped to the United States for Italo-American Christmas celebrations there. There is far less emphasis on gifts within the family than in the United States, However, tradition calls for presents to those who have done you services during the year. The postman, the telegraph boy. the policeman, the parking lot attendant—all call to pay their respects before Christmas and expect a parettone or cash present. In home the great day of family gilts giving is Jan. 6, Epiphany. Hike in'Voice' Fund Sought WASHINGTON 'jfl — The Eisenhower administration is reported planning to ask Congress for a 50 per cent increase in money needed to operate the Voice of America other information activities abroad. Officials said the Budget Bureau is understood to have tentatively approved a fund request for 130 million years for the year beginning July 1. Congress provided about 85 million dollars for this purpose in the present fiscal year. The added funds would serve to step up Voice broadcasts, now being beamed in 39 languages, as well as bolster U. 3. Information Agency libraries and other activities in 67 foreign countries. World to Hear Midnight Mass VATICAN CITY «t— A Christmas midnight Mass Pops Pius XII will celebrate In his private chapel will be broadcast by radio throughout the world. Vatican sources reported the 79- year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church was working on his Christmas speech to the world, which will also be broadcast by radio on Dec. 34. Read Courier News Classified Ads ^WELL CURL MY HAIR—An Italian Army private gets dolled up by a buddy for a military tableau depicting scenes from Italy's past military glories. Occasion was the military's 37th anniversary celebration in Rome of World War 1 victory over Austria. Georgia Town Get Rare Snow SYLVANIA. Ga. Wl — Snow fell here yesterday and older residents said it was the first in more than two decades. The snowfall began shortly after 8 a.m. and continued without any sign of letting up. Flames on Floor LOUISVILLE. Ky. IAV-The living room floor of a basement apartment burst into flumes Sunday when it was being smeared with gasoline to remove a coat of paint. Robert Logsdon. 22, suffered second and third degree burns over most of his body. He reportedly had to cross the 12-by-14 foot room to the only exit. Three other persons suffered less severe burns. Tomboy Casualty EL CENTRO, Calif. l.fl — Charlene Measures, 17. was scheduled to-play the lead in her high school play enacting a "tomboy who liked football." A few hours before curtain time, however, Charlene was sidelined with a broken finger. The reason: she broke it in an off- tackle smash-in a sandlot football RICE, SUNNY SIDE UP—Saizo Goto of Tokyo, Japan, tastei the rice he cooked in his solar energy cooker atop the RCA Build- tag in New York City. Made of 32 different sized mirrors, a pot and a glass bowl, the sun-powered cooker boils three pounds of rice in an hour. Goto, president of the Goto Optical Manufacturing Company in Tokyo, will display his 250-pound, four-foot- wide device at New York's Japan Trade Center. Dec. 15-31. Gathings Asks FHA to Continue Aid to Farmers In Arkansas WASHINGTON tfl — Rep. Oath-' ings (D-Ark) said yesterday he is; asking the Farmers Home Admin- j istration to continue aid to [man-1 dally hard-pressed farmers in Arkansas next year so they can remain in business. Specifically, he said, he wants the agency to continue its emer-j gency loan program to farmers in j Arkansas and elsewhere who may 1 need it. ; Gathings told a reporter he has! taken up the problem with R. B.' McLeaish. Farmers Home admin-1 istrator who has promised a quick j survey. j Qathings told McLeaish that, j "After three drought years prior to 1955, many farmers owe considerable sums of money on their personal chattels and therefore cannot obtain loans through local banking [ institutions and production credit, accosidtions." j He said that while Arkansas j farmers had a good crop year. many of them hadn't yet gotten back on their feet sufficiently to pay all their debts. Thus private credit sources aren't open to them. He said McLeaish indicated he thought ne has authority to continue the emergency loans as Gathings suggested. Likewise, McLeaish told Gathings that Maurice J. Mills of Little Rock, state FHA director for Arkansas, has made a .survey to determine the extent to which emergency loans will be needed by farmers next year. This survey will be studied at once, he said. STARTED "RED CAPS" Railway station porters have been known as "red caps" since Labor Day of 1890. when a porter tied a piece of red cloth on his cap so he could be identified in the crowd. CORRECTION Party for the Underprivileged Children will be held Friday, Dec. 23rd at the JAYCEE HUT on N. 2nd St. - Dinner will be served to the children and their families at the RAZORBACK Drive-In. The Cartoon Shows Will Be THURSDAY, Dec. 22ndaftheRITZ-10a.m, f MOX-2p.m. GIVE THE NEW "UN-MECHANICAL LOOK" FQR CHRISTMAS RCA Vlct.r T.wn. 71 lloeh l.ilur.d finllh. Modtl 2I5d052. FOR THE FIRST TIMH YOU CAN OIVB § iff \rroon .oil cell RCA VICTOR TV M8f IT'! IHI IM CHANai IN TV I No knobs ... no gadgets . . . nothing spoils the trim "Un- Mechanical I.ook" of RCA Victor'! new Totme 21. And wait till you see that picture! It's the clearest am! brightest in TV! Even tuning is easier! New "Hidden Panel" tuning lets you dial your channel standing up! This Christmas, give new RCA Victor TV—"The Gift That Keeps On Giving!" • MUMI MOM M tOfI tft UMF-H.w H!|h 5... 70 UHF choiwtti In 1>A tulta, at Mi low tnri mi7oj!ta«i! Wo Carry Record Plajera, Records and Accessories, and Rudlot W* Give Quail!; SUmjn ADAMS Appliance Co., Inc. 2M-M W. Main ttl. *•*•' You Can Shop In Blytheville Till 9 P.M. Dec. 21st Thru 24th Stores Will Remain Open For Your Convenience This Ad Is Sponsored As a Public Service By The Retail Merchants Division BLYTHEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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