The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 16, 1955
Page 2
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PAGE TWO HLTTMETTtLB (AR1C.Y COURIER NEWS FR1TUT, DECEMBER 18, 1055 Contrasting East And West Customs Mark Philippines' Christmas By DON HUTH MANILA (AP) — Contrasting customs of the ancient East and Christian West meet at Christmas-time in the Philippines. Americans, Spanish, English, Indonesians, Malayans. Indians and Chinese have left their imprint on yuletide celebrations in this young Asian republic. There's a blend of plum pudding and stuffed suckling pigs, pine trees and banana plants, eggnogs and coconut liquor, carolers and predawn dancing, firecrackers and solemn Midnight Mass processions, The Philippines Is the only Roman Catholic country in Asia. It has drawn heavily from the Spanish and Americans in its, Christmas festivities. But in remote barrios (villages) throughout the 1,1.00 islands, strange and sometimes pagan customs siill form part of this season's activities. Favorite Dishes Christmas food has shifted mainly to the favorite Filipino dishes- chicken and pork heavily seasoned with garlic and rice. These feasts usually include lechon, roast suckling pig. Dessert may be an English plum pudding or an American-type pie. Pine trees from the mountains are trimmed by Western standards in large cities. The banana plant is the official Christmas tree most villages. On Negros is-.and in the South, fruit-bearing banana plants are, cut. One is placed in each corner 1 of the room and decorated with! rice sheaves, coconut clusters and farm products. Visitors can pluck a ripe banana off the tree, fishermen in Cabangan decorate a tamarind tree with fish. Processions Common Christmas Eve processions are common. Young men and women dress as saints in Kawit, Cavite end of the line a cart carries a young couple depicting. Mary and Joseph. They go from house to house seeking shelter. The procession ends at the church lust before Midnight Mass. The Chinese practice of punctuating celebrations with firecrackers has been adopted too. Caroling is popular, but has become a nuisance in some communities. They tax caroling groups. Other towns prohibit them. The Spanish brought the Misa de Gallo (Mass of the Roosteri, said in the early morning hours from tomorrow until Christmas. Brass bands parade through the streets I waking the people. Tenneson Says Cowart'Has No Principles' TOKYO <Jfi — American turncoat Richard H Tcnneson, remains home after two years in Red China, yesterday branded William A. Cowart as having "no principles." Cowan, whose mother, Mrs. Chester Green, lives at Monucello. Ark., was one of the first American turncoats to decide to return to the United States. Tenneson. who .said, "I have betrayed no one." listed Otho G. Bell and Lewis W. GngRS, who came out of Red China with Cowart, as also having "no principles." He didn't elaborate. Her Lucky Day LITTLE HOOK, Ark. M>i — Mrs. Mary Davidson is sure thai there's nothing to the superstition that the 13th is an unlucky day lebrated her 100th birthday lay the 13th. Best Grade Illinois Coal and Kindling Nut Coal % or more ton. 1 ! $10 per ton plus tax B&CCoalCo. S. Hiw»T tl Jaywalking Aim Of Safety Contest ST. JOSEPH, Mo, I*—The Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Safely Council initialed a campaign to educate pedestrians against I'M dangers of jaywalking Under 'the protect men were sent out as official 'jaywalkers. Other pedestrians noticing them violating .safety rules in crossing streets could receive a cash award by tag- guv; them. Walter l.add. manager of the Safety Council, said Wednedsay the official jaywalkers went virtually unnoticed — too many refeular pedestrians doing unofficial jaywalking. LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS! Orders accepted for CHRISTMAS DELIVERY SEARS, ROEBUCK and CO. Catalog Sales Office •217 W. Main — Phone 3-81311 SAVE STEPS STOP MISSING CALLS with ADDITIONAL TELEPHONES An additional t«l«phon« DOUBLES th« tonv«nt«n<« *f your t«l«phon« sorvic*. Here is an inexpensive service the whole family can appreciate. With additional telephones at home, it's easier to hear those rings. You miss fewer calls. You save time and steps in answering the telephone. You enjoy greater security at night. And the whole family can talk and listen ki on Long Distance calls. Actually there are dozens of ways your family will find extension telephone service useful. Yet the cost of having a second telephone is just a trifle more than the cost of one. AN EXTENSION TELEPHONE IN YOUR HOME COSTS SOLVE YOUR TELEPHONE "TRAFFIC PROBLEM" /»,««, I 1 N > / AREA I I ' I BATH I BCDflC IN TYPICAL HOME, telephone is located at far jid« of th« hoiii*. Thai's fine if you'r* near that side of tti« houi* whftn the telephone rings, or near it when you want lo moke a coll. But note the traffic pattern from othrr parti of the house—it addi up to many • xtra stepi every day. ONLY $ t.OO A MONTH PLUS TAX AND A ONt-TIME $1"' INSTALLATION CMAftOf Call rJb« offic* HIRI'S THI SAMI MOM! with oddition of «xten- woo telephone!, Compare the telephone traffic pattern now. Notice that thli family it never more than a few itepi from a telephone, in fact, ext«niion telephones in the right location) icwn thoinandi of *tept every monrtv POplor 3-4531 Unexpected Twins Cause Delay SAN PIKGO. Calif, i.fl — A sailor and his \uft» slimed on a shopping trip \Veiii5estiay und wound up the parents of twin baby girls — born unexpectedly near und in a hospital. , The twins were born to Mr. and Mr.*. Jack D. .Pavia. Pavia is a machinists mate first class aboard the .submarine tender Sperry. He and his wife Virginia were in thei: 1 t"ir about three blocks from the hospital when she had a little pain. "The baby wasn't due until January und we thought il was u preliminary," Pavia said. "By the time we reached the front door of the hospital, one baby was born." Hospital attendants rushed the mother to the delivery room, where doctors attended the birth of the second baby. Mother and twins were reported doing fine. School buses account for about 70 per cent of the annual U.S. bus output. G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL Sell That Stuff Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco S«m'c«, Ash & Division BGSTRICTGD AIUMITTANCK The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City was built in the 40 years from 1853 to 18113. of solid Kr»S' grnililo blocks. Non-Mormons arc not pcr- nilllccl to cnicr the building. WHAT A VALUE* /./ . 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