The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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TWO BLTTHITILLI (ARK.)' COURITO KIWI Cuban Kids Have Two Gift-Getting Holidays By PHIL MANGELM>ORF HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuban parents face two present-giving holidays during the Christmas season. Children receive gifts from Santa Claus on Christmas and from the Three ^ Until rt"ent a ?ear's most Cubans family dinners on Christmas Eve. until tbuu j " . . . , ,__ _ ._!,_ ;ii u« 11 cart in 111IV (I Son of War Hero Colin Kelly Receives Highest Scout Award followed only the Latin-American custom of showering toys on their children Jan. 6, the feast which commemorates the Three Wise Men's presenting gift* to the Christ Child. Traditionally, Christmas in Cuba is a religious and family celebration Members of the family gather late Christmas Eve, known as "Noche Buena" or the Good Night, for > feast of young roast pig, black beans and rice and fried bananas. MAM or in« Koaster Then off they go at midnight to an old cathedral or to a modern air-conditioned church to attend the Misa del Gallo or the Mass of the Rooster. Before the last war only the more 'wealthy among Cubans had adopted the United States-type Christmas. Now it has spread to others. As early as mid-November Christmas decorations go up in stores, and shop windows are filled with a gift suggestions. Imported evergreens 'sidewalk stands. are sold from The Cuban government this year will distribute 200,000 food pack- The dollar will be used to buy young tender pig for roasting. • On Jan. 6 the govern distribute trucklonds of poor children. Rainfall Below Normal ST. LOUIS iiP)—Meterologist Harry F. Wahlgren said Friday the St Louis area probably will finish 1855 with the 5th straight year of below- normal rainfall. The rainfall to date stands at 32.96 inches or 3.73 below the normal for this date with only two weeks CONCORDVILLE. Pa. W'l—A tall. red-haired boy with a ready «rin accepted his own hour of tribute Thursday night with a becoming shyness that would have warned his father's heart. Colin f. Kelly III, son of the States' first hero of World , received nix Eagle Scout award in a solemn ceremony before a group of neighbors and • friends in a church hall in this •oasung. | iiny Philadelphia suburb, nmcni will| p or .. Cnrkv » Kelly it was an im- tl toys tO rtn ,., a ,,t 0 ,.ji,,f Tf rcni-PKpnf*>rt TienrlV remaining in the year. portant event. It represented nearly four years of community and camping enterprises that totaled 21 hard-earnt'd merit badges. Only an , average of two .scouts in every hundred reach [his goal. Looks l.ikf Dad The slim, erect 15-year-old, who looks strikingly like his late father, was so engrossed with "scout talk" with friends that he paid scant attention to the cameramen and reporters on hand to cover the event. His mother and stepfather. Mr. and Mrs. J. Watson Pedlow. who Young Corky, through perseverance and inteRrity, lias earned for himself the nation's highest scouting award He has lived with a great ideal and loniglit he » not found wanting." First Hero Capt. Kelly lost his life in a bombing mis.sion in the nrst days after Pear! Harbor. His plane scored a direct hit on a Japanese battleship Harilna and Wouldn't Push Truck, Man Shot DETROIT 1* — Albert Brown. 36, told police a truck driver shot hint Friday night when he refused lo push (he man's stalled truck with liis automobile. Brown, a druggist and chiropo- fdsi, was admitted to Harper Hos- pit.nl with a chest wound and frac- }*w. Brown said Ui* truck WAS standing In a parking lot near his car and the driver asked him to give him a push. "I told him my bumper was too low for the truck bumper and that I would damage my grille," he •Rtd. "T WM drtvkw off Ihc lot whwi the bullet struck int." Tht assailant escaped. TOTX5T)AY t DECEMBER *>, 1MPI NAMED TKXAI Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, are the planets which can be seen without a telescope. Te«as was named by Captain d» Leon. Spain sent him, In 1WO, to found a mission and he named the country Texas from the Comanche Indian term "tejas," which meant "friends." nation made him its No. 1 hero. President Roosevelt, in an un- u.sual i ribut e, wrot e a public letter to "the President, of the United States in 1956" asking that the airman' an Appointment to West Point in appri'Ciaucm. At present Corky is a student, grateful t sr.d a good one. at West town ... .......... 15-month-old son be given ' Force Academy. Friends School. He has another year there and would prefer a year in cniU'i^e before deciding whether to follow his father at West Point, •rhaps to enter the new Air ahead of last year at this time. Double Death DETROIT Wl — Arthur P. Schwenter, 69. collapsed and died of a heart attack after reporting for work at his job in his brothel- Nicholas' sheet metal shop. Em- ployes informed Nicholas, 72, who rushed from home to the shop. Re- 'is four inches have tried to shield him ever possible from any public dis- ! play, wok part in the ceremony. I Judge William R. Toal of Delaware County Court, himself a scout executive, presented the Medal 'With a speech in which he said: "Here is a lad who has borne the mantle of a great father. Point- at his job in his brother tne mantie 01 a gi^ lamci. y'""sheet metal shop. Em-1 ed out in public places since baby' hood, stared upon and asked a mul- | titude of questions by the idle curi- -through it all—tonight Corky S&E SUPER MARKET Highway fil North • Modern Self Strvice Facilities • Choice Meats • Finest Produce • Quality Groceries • Frozen Foods Enjoy Modern, Self-Service Shopping with no parking problem at any time. 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