The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1955
Page 7
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TUWDAY, DBCBMBEK W, IMt (ARK.)' COURICT NEW! PAGE SETElf Wight Before Christmas' Becomes a Pilgrimage • . By ROBERT DIEFFENBACKER NBA SpecUl Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — "Twas the Night Before Christmas" in 1822. 'Clement Moore, a professor of Greek anU Oriental literature at General Theological Seminary In New York's Chelsea Village, Was warmed with the Christmas story in Luke's gospel. God's love had given to the world the baby Jesus on just such a night many years before. The ever - thoughtful professor paused at the market on his way home and bought another basket of provisions to give to the less fortunate. He slipped Into his study at home and locked the door. When he came out he held in his hand the scribbled words of a poem he had written In a light vein only for his children. This.bit of verse was to make him more famous than all his tomes on theology and literature. After dinner he read "A Visit of St. Nicholas" to his family, before the children were "tucked Into bed with visions of sugar plums dancing In their heads." * * * By chance a visitor in the Moore home came across the scribbled poem and sent it to the Troy Sentinel. The frivolous poem was published and Clement Moore was embarrassed by the popularity he gained. His father had beei: the second Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York, had taken part tn the inauguration of George Washington and had administered communion to Alexander Hamilton after his fatal duel with Aaron Burr. Dr. Moore wanted to carry on the churchly tradition of his father and not to be a writer of childish verse. In spite of his wishes he will always live in the hearts of the children of the world over as the author of "The Night Before Christmas." • . . This year, as for many many years past, on Christmas Eve at Trinity Chapel of the Intercession on 155th Street in New York hundreds of children of all ages will honor Dr. Moore by a pilgrimage to his grave. After a candlelight carol service in the chapel a procession carrying lanterna and flares will halt traffic CLEMENT MOORE fnm pafaitinc mad* for hta family. Maggie's Friend Engaged to Wed LONDON UK — The Hon. Colin Tennant, once' regarded as a possible suitor of Princess Margaret, is engaged to marry another woman. The engagement of Tennant, 28- year-old son of Lord Glenconner, and Lady Anne Coke, 23-year-old daughter of the Earl of Leicester, was announced Friday. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. E. C. Robinson Lumber Company, E. D. Ferguson Trustee, plaintiff vs. No. 13,188 Samuel Kidd and Arelon' Kid, his wife, Defendant The defendants, Samuel Kidd and Arelon Kidd, his wife, are hereby warned to apepar within thirty days in the court, named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, E. C.. Robinson Lumber Company, E. D. Ferguson Trustee. Dated this 12th day of December, 1955. Geraldine Listen, Clerk Harrison & Harrison, Attys. Elbert S. Johnson, atty. ad litem. 2il3-20-27-l|3 WARNING ORDER IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS J. C. Buchanan d/b/a Buchanan Chevrolet Company, Pltf. vs. No. 4,816 Rube Carson, Dft. The defendant, Rube Carson, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer an amended complaint of the plaintiff, J. C. Buchanan d/b/a Buchanan Chevrolet Company. • Dated this 28th day of November, 1955. .SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. Bruce Ivy, Atty. Csceola, Ark. 11/29-12/6-13-20 GIFT Of Brighten the life of • hard-of- hMrinc friend or loved one for Mnc ren r only »SO! Viiit or phone today fcr complete information. If. tftu* . . . •» lhov«htfu» MRS. H. L. HARP 910 W. Walnut Phone 3-4448 Ex-Playboy John D. Spreckels How Just Plain John D. Smith SEATTLE (*HJohn D. Spreeketa in, who once Inherited two million dpU»r«, 1« pain John D. Oiuui, cabinet talesmen, now. He got the new name Thursday in Superior Court. He said the Spreckels name had been a handicap because it made it tough to get a Job. Prospective employers looked upon him "as a financier or a playboy." Spreckels inherited the' two million dollars from his grandfather, sugar baron'Adolpli B. Spreckels, in 1930 at the age of 20. Most of it is gone now. Spreckels has been married and divorced four times. Testimony in one of the divorces 10 years ago said he had gone through $100,000 in a three-month betting spree,' Three years ago his fourth wife divorced him when he was a hotel night clerk. Wife No. 4 waived alimony, got $100 a month for support of their Infant ton. Since then, he hw taken a Jot u a salesman for hi* brother Adolph, who operates i custom cabinet shop here. Asked if he had any debts, Spreckels said he owed the government some back income taxes. "I'm paying $25 a month on that." "Have you been involved in any other court actions?" Judge Lloyd Shorett asked. "Nothing but divorce case*," Spreckels answered. "Petition granted," the judge said. But changing names doesn't come so easily. When a reporter called the furniture-making firm to check on family relationships, the new Mr. Smith answered the telephone: "This is John Spreckles." Manufacture of a one-ton bomb requires nearly two tons of coal. AT A GRAVE, A MEMORY: Marker in New York churchyard is scene of Christmas Eve pilgrimage to honor Clement Moore, whose original script ot a famous poem is reproduced in inset. on busy Broadway and will cross to the churchyard where Dr. Moore is buried. A brief memorial service at the grave will honor the theologian whose voice will ever sing out "Happy Christmas to All and to All a Good Night." Sam's Whiskey Store NEXT DOOR TO RAZORBACK Blytheville's Most Convenient Drive-In Liquor Store Always Plenty of Parking Space Open 'til 12:30 a.m. Nightly PACKAGE BEER TO TAKE HOME Your Business'Appreciated To Get Ahead Faster: Save lOft on all You Earn Add What We Pay You on Savings Save a few dollars.-all you can-REGULARLY! where your savings are secure to be sure and available, if needed, of course Current Dividend Rate 3% Blytheville Federal Savings & Loan Association 200 N. 2nd St. Phone 3-4553 Get A Picture of Santa & Your for 45° vi -»*> Shop ot Words Until 9:00 p.m. •Wed. through Sot. Watch for Lovely Live Models In Wards Fashion Window All This Week!! 406 W. Main Phont 3-4591 FOR THRIFTY SHOPPERS Here's just 10 of the Hems from Warcls that are sure to make a hit on Christmas^and at savings that give you EXTRA value for the money you plan to spend. while assortments are at their peak I 0 TRIMMED Slip in nylon tricol. Sizes from 32 to 44. Usually 3.98. 15-DENIER 60 gauge Nylons. 8Vj.ll. Usually 98c each. 3 for (c) MEN'S SKI JAMAS. Combed cotton. Knit wristlets, anklets. GO ACETATE Tricot Briefs. Elastic, band leg styles. Sizes S-M-L 00 NYLON PANTY SET. Usually 1.98 For girls —2 in zip case. 2-14. Q) GIRL'S BLOUSE —Reg. 1.98. Miracle easy-care dacron*. 7-U § TIE-JEWELRY SET. Usually $5. Rayon tie. Cuff links, tie bar. MEN'S TV HANDKERCHIEFS; Usually 3 for 1.50. Initialed. 3 for 0 MEN'S T-Shirts in combed cotton. S-M-L. Regularly 98c each, 0) MEN'S Sanforized broadcloth Shorts. Regularly 98c each; •Do Pont*t«r.d Trad. Molt 2.99 1.95 2.33 59« 1.74 1.64 2.47 94c 74« J

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