•f AGE EIGHT ( ARK.)' COUBICT NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER ft, 1>9I Christmas Comes to Fortescue Fortknox- And Expensive Visions Danced in His Head i_ Q ..^i. i-, HIT! IP walked hv. H*> By DICK KLEINER NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — INEA) — The Fortknox family—they've the ones the Joneses try to keep up with—were not looking forward to this Christ mas. They've got everything. What they haven't got, they've already sold. To Mr. and Mrs. Fortknox and the chips off the old goldbrick, Christmas is pretty dull. •Twas a night about two weeks before Christmas, and Fortescue Fortknox was seated in his lounging chair — the one with the built- in back-scratcher — idly thumbing through the gift catalogues. He does this annually. Just for laughs, although he'd already decided to give his wife a trained ibex this year. And then, sudenly. he was asleep. And the following dream unfolded in his tortured brain: He dreamed that it was morning. A morning some lew weeks after Christmas. The alarm clock woke him — the alarm clock he got i'or Christmas, the one that plays Reveille on a set of musical water glasses—and he popped out of bed. He went to shave, pausing briefly to admire the mink toilet seat cover that Uncle Porfirio had sent. He cleaned his glasses with a tissue from the velvet tissue dispenser, covered with beads, that the boys al the broker's office had given him. And then he dressed. Be brushed his suit with the sierliaff silver whisk broom, .a glti from Aunt Babs. And he took his ball-bearing money clip and he wore his hand-embroidered tie miKl 1» put on the cuff-llnfc» with ttii watch b«m In. (These were I mH slocking «4»«er».) Then he i changed b*> mind and switched ! to »e cart-Hulls of Imperial jade, | which had con* hto CoMln Z«»- | It* SM.WM. . I Meanwhile (so the dream went) j hta wife had woken up. too. She | first took a shower, in the shower; equipped with embroidered organ-' df ourtains, a gift from the scullery maid. She donned her chin- chila toreador pants — with the chinchilla bolero lop decked with an emerald monogram — which an appreciative old friend had given her at a cost of $75.000. She powdered her face with a blend from her do-it-yourself powder mixing kit, and emptied a bit of the mixture into her gold, platinum and diamond (S1.850) compact. i Mr. and Mrs. Fortknox mtt in the hallway. Since she was planning an afternoon on the target range, she carried her dark, pigskin shotgun shell case, dotted with sequins. This came from the groom In the stables, who owed her a favor. Since he was planning an afternoon of sauntering about the es- j tete, Fortescue carried his brandy-i stick cane; this had a concealed ; flask in the handle. It cnrne from the bride in the stables. i "All set?" he asked, flickluit an ash from his gold-plated pipe Into the 81,200 auato ash tray his nephew. Du I'ont, hatl given him. "Not quite," she said, and took ; the stairs, two at a time, as she '. rang to get her handbag — the one with the built-in radio. She also brought down the hot-water boltle. 1 "It's best to be prepared." he with it spink lace and rhinestone j answered, mixing a marunl and I cover that Cousin Tito had sent! keeping it dry by squirting the ver- f h er 1 mouth in with his vermouth atom"Might turn chilly on the range." izer - Ireuse poodle, walked by. He imelleil delightful, having Been ttinroushly doused with doggie perfume, a Christmas present) from a basset hound admirer.) The dog led the couple into the k;:chen. where the first cook was putuns up a brace of partridges in the oven This being a democracy, she was using her favorite Christmas present, a set of sterling silver meat skewers. She was beam- Ing. She was wear.ng a stocking siuffer she got — a necklace of ro'ind and baguette diamonds that cost 593.000. Fortknox stepped in the game room Ions enough to take a few practice putts with his new electric practice pun returner, a simple device that auloir.aticaily sent his golf baKs bac:< to him. No bending for him. And there was the whole Port- k::ox fam:l!y—Forte?cue seated on his ca.'ne! seat < imported from, the Sahara a: great expense) and Mrs. F. in her cnshmerc sweater with the chinchilia collur and cuffs .-••e's changed i and the little ones on their ti^er-skin ru?s with the rli:r.esto:ie-t:ppeci ciaws. It was a lovely picture. Then he woke up, and the whole delic'miui dream exploded. Once more he faced reality — a dreary Chris:rnas, with the same old un- I imaginative Kifts. j fP.S. This all may have been a ' dream to Mr. Fortknox. but in the cold light of a December morn it is stark reality. Every one of the dream gifts Is actually offered for sale this Christmas.) Texas Gals Threw College Over to Open Pizza Bakery DKNTON. Tex. 'if—Bianca's Piz-i za Bakery Is doing all right In this Texas college town but don't waste I your time looking for Bianca. | The establishment belongs to a couple of gals who wssed their colleges raining aside to go into business The proprietors: Nancy Barker, ' 24, ft blonde who quit a school ! leaching job, and Brabara Cosgrove. '22. whose only qualification for the p«ta business was a diploma :n English. In the 2 ! 2 weeks they've been in operation. Nancy and Barbara already have made enough profit to pay off their original investmeni. They bake on the average of 50 of Ihe crisp llalian dishes a day. | Needed Idea i Roommates several years ago i while attending North Texas State | College here, the two girls talked i often of going into business logelh- | er. AH they needed, they figured. | was a good idea. I Barbara hit on pizzas while in Florida during the summer. She and Nancy then began haunting restaurants, lounges and bars in Dallas, sampling pizza and copying sauce recipes. Now they have their own "spec- I ial" recipe, along with worries about imporiing cheese and herbs j from Italy, getting special boxes I from New Jersey to deliver the I pi?/a in, and the like. I Their dreams at first were big. j They wanted to rent a building. They finally settled for the kitchen of their small rented cottage in which to bake the pizza. Both take turns at the twin pizza ovens, but Car Damage Running High Potter. Dated this 23nd dar 91 November. 1955. SEAL OERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. LOUISVILLE, Ky. tfl — A police study shows Louisville drivers are ' each other's cars at Ihe T. J. Crowder, Atty. Ad. Litem. rate of $1.000 an hour. The survey covers a 24-hour period ended Sunday morning. There were 9T accidents during the period and estimated damage to vehicles was $23,372. IV A K V I X O ORDER IN THE CHANCERV COURT, CMICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS j L. E Potter, Pltf. I vs. No. 13.162 j Ooldie Potter, DM. 1 The detendantr Goldle Potter. 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