The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 15, 1955
Page 7
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DECEMBER 18, Bdf THftVILXd (ARK.) OOtJRTBK PAGE SEVEN American Soldiers Are Changing German Christmas Traditions By HANKS NElJliKBOUKG FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The American GI is changing some of the centuries-old Christmas traditions in Germany. * Santa Cluus arrives iu an Army jeep or helicop'er. And, with a GI playing the role of Santa, he may bring along such presents as a cowboy suit or a coonskin cap. Since the end of World War n,| American servicemen have opened Iheir mess halls and recreation rooms to German orphans and underprivileged children for Christmas parlies. Some American units Farm Price Props Said On Way Out ST. PAUL, Minn. t-V>—An official of the National Federation of Grain Cooperatives said yesterday price supports are on the way out as an instrument of government agricultural policy. Roy F. Hendrickson, federation executive secretary, predicted the trend will npi be reversed until a new emergency arises calling for a great increase in food production —like war or widespread drouth. Hendrickson gave his views in a talk prepared at the convention of 'the Fanners Union Grain Terminal Assn. "Farming is returning to Us historic role between wars—a depressed industry," he said. Too many city folks, he said, '•think that farmers are rich, that they are chronic bellyachers." Hendrick-son suggested that the GTA take full-page ads in the big city dailies to lay the facts before urban readers and thus combat this attitude. , KEPUBIIKCHERRIICH: also play host to refugees (voui the East. Military police units collect and repair toys to give German youngsters,. In turn, many German families invite American servicemen to spend the holiday with them. In West Germany, currently enjoying a boom, everyone expects this Christmas will be the best in *many years. Sentimentally, Christmas is the year's No. 1 event for German- speaking peoples. Many of the j yuletide customs were originated j by their ancestors. Reputedly, it was in Germany that the idea of a Christmas tree started. As for the German younger generation, Santa Claus makes two visits. The first is Dec. 6, known as St. Nikolaus Day. On that occasion, children place, their shoes outside their doors and St. Nito- laus fills them with candies, cakes and fruits. Sometimes, if a child has been bad, Santa also leaves a small whip—a warning to the youngster to mend his ways. On Second Visit The second visit, on Christmas Eve. is the time for children to receive toys and other presents from Father Christmas (Weih- nachtsmann) or the Christ Child (Chri&Uind). As elsewhere, adults exchange presents too. Germans observe Christmas Day much as they always have. They go to church, open their presents and have a big family dinner. Sometimes it is the only family reunion of the whole year. The traditional main dish at dinner is goose but some prefer carp. The meal usually includes a loa£ - shaped sugar - coated cake filled with raisins, almonds and candided lemon peel. COLLECTORS' STAMP- Tbis new Austrian stamp honors stamp collectors. It shows a young philatelist examining his album. Violet-brown, it was designed by Josef Segner. A small surcharge will subsidize work of Austrian philatelists. Atomic Energy Con fie Used To Sterilize Human Bones Detroit Voters Elect Dingell DETROIT Ui — Democrat John Dingell Jr. swamped Republican Thomas E. Brennan Tuesday to succeed his late father as representative from Michigan's heavily Democratic 15th Congressional District. Unofficial final Leuuns from the district's '322 precincts gave 29- year-old Dingell 19,624 votes to 6.106 for the 26-year-old Republican attorney. The district, which is entirel> frilhin the city of Detroit, had "beer, represented by John Dingell Sr also a Democrat, from its formation in 1933 until his death last September. The elder Dingell wor, the 19M election by a 3-1 margin. The vole in the special election was light. CLEVELAND '#> — Another new use for atomic energy — sterilizing human bone for use in transplanting — was described Tuesday. A spokesman for the University of Michigan said researchers there have developed a technique for treating bone with radiations from radioactive cobalt prior to grafting into » diseased or injured person's body. r The technique is designed to as-j sure that bone kept in "bone banks" is free of bacterial contamination before use in surgery. Dr. Donald Katz, who said the research was done by a team headed by L. E. Brownell, declared that bone so treated has been used as transplants in about 40 cases and that there is "much less inflammation afterwards" compared with bone sterilized by other methods such as heat. Katz told reporters about it during the Nuclear Science and Engineering Congress here. He said that the work up to now has been ou a small research busis. But he said the university researchers have designed a pro- po.sed instrument for using various radioactvie materials for the purpose r - an. instrument he said* conceivably might find wide use in hospitals. First Quality 60 9096 15 denier IDEAL FOR GIFTS Per Pair HOE 2 Pair Individually Packaged Buffet Style BRISTOL, Conn, w — Thieve: must have had a buffet supper in mind when they looted the Blue Lantern restaurant. They took a 10-pound precooked ham, two loaves of bread and about 30 bottles of whiskey. nylon tricot lingerie Bewitching! ... A wickcd-as-a-wink pink, playing fire with copper. It's unlike any color ever! 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