The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 16, 1955
Page 13
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1955 Portugal Yule HeavilyAccented By Tradition Carolers Practict Singing Version of Trick or Treat' By JOSE SHERCLIFF LISBON, Portugal Wl — Christinas in Portugal is heavily accented by tradition with carolers practicing a singing version of "trick or treat." If one Is generous and gives good wines and cakes and charity, the praise goes like this: "The masters of this house will see the Christ Child this morn." But let the occasional scrooge show up, and the singers will | chant: j "Bang, bang goes' the hammer; ; these brainless asses have nothing : to give us." i Families meet for feasting begin-i ning with novenas to the baby Jesus. They eat turkey that was part of a drove herded through the streets by old peasants in long stocking caps, for sale from door to door. Sell Dainties In the cities, gay booths sell Christmas dainties and decorations. Carols are sung each of the 12 nights by boys and girls who accompany the strains with the ringing of handbells, beating of tin plates and whistling of pipes. The center of the Christmas festival is the crib or presepio where the Christ Child is in his manger. Tradition holds sway whether the crib Is a humble cardboard box with straw and cheap clay figures or the magnificant sculptured cribs of the old churches. On Christmas Eve, the Christ Child rewards the Faithful. While the family is at the cathedral for the Misso do Galo, the baby Jesus by tradition slips into their homes and leaves gifts in little shoes at the foot of the chimney. Then Comes Feast When the family returns, there is the "consoada" or Christmas feast. Typical dishes Include a variety of cakes and sects and "soda de pao rie trigo" — a soup made with bread, salted codfish with cabbage, codfish balls and black olives. Although the Christmas tree is not indigenous to Portugal, it is becoming popular with holly and mistletoe. But carols play one of the strongest roles in the traditional 12 days. In many provinces, the words fit the lives of the men who sing them. In the Algarve,fishermen sing: "O Christ Child, thou gentle fisher; of thine hair thou makest a net, of thine eyes hooks, that thou mayst fish for souls." BLTTHEVim (AUK.)' 1 COTTRlMt HEW* FAOT The "Mother Lode" region of the United States, principal site of the 1849 gold rush, is in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in California. Kirby Drug Store $750 For Your Old I ELECTRIC RAZOR on a new Remington, Schick, Sunbeam, Ronton or Norelco B.F. Goodrich JC35C SUGGESTION from the B. F. Goodrich House of Santa Claus! Fire Chief AUTO Was$15 - 45 sm99 e Ball-bearing N OW «P I I 1 ' ' wheels | ^^f e Semi-pneumatic tire* Deluxe TRICYCLE Regularly $10.45 $729 • Ball-bearing front wheel e Rugged frame e Bright red finish SMALL DEPOSIT HOLDS UNTIL CHRISTMAS . . . CONVENIENT TERMS, TOO! r QUALITY 1 W/i/7e They losfj ORIGINAL SILVERPLATE IXTltA FIATID For Cowtoys And Girli WESTERN COWBOY HAT Reg. $7.98 98c f * chin it rap 100% Y liiJ hit For young cowboys >nd girls. Real western style. Durabl« sweat band. Laced edge. Two- tone color band. DOLLS Reg. $2.98 S98 | Tb*M «fcararinff frMMd in *ho«, loeks, »ttr«e**Te, witching Wftriwbl*. Cirryin f Extremely low price for such uality tooli. Handy for father, dandy for junior. 3 USUAL *39V VALUI 18 95 MAH09ANY PINMN- ANTI-TMNMH CWST horn fot $10 I DOWN HI RS'S WHAT YOU RECflVl . . 4 16 T.aspoont • Soup fpoont • tola* Fork* 1 Urge Servlnf Spooni Captain Kid PIRATE OUTFIT • Adjwttabl* Sv*-t«M (M*»T A complete pirat« outfit with gun, holster set, safe plastic cutlase And Iftrg* kerchief. R«g. $3.00 SPECIAL i|99 Her fl«th toft and kofa rtal. SfKIU. CROCHTT GUITAR • «~t M*ff«ri • Hat ttnj Cndntt Thii instrument h»« richly emboiied w itringi. FINGER PAINT SET Reg. $2.00 SPECIAL 99 PflinL is non-toxic, washable. Wood spoons and plastic ipron. Approved by Par* •nta' Magazine. Pretty Christmas Decoration! ALL-PLASTIC CANDOLIER K. $3.45 Special Has 4-ft. lead cord with add-on plug. Orange colored lamps, 8 candles. English Lightweight Hercules low priced 3-speed bicycle AS LOW AS Only $4495 $[00 Down S^OO / Weekly Girlt' Model, Too, At This Sam* Moderate Price B.FGoodrich FIRST IN RUBBER - FIRST IN TUBELESS 417 W. Main Phono 6331

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