The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 23, 1958 · Page 12
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CHRISTMAS PARTY HELM It's a Si lent Holiday for Deaf, but Human Spirit Lessens Handicap Hy FRED OOLHEN WES* HAmTORD, Com. (AP) ~ imagine staging "Jingle Belli" or ^Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with your hands. Or, lock yourself for a moment In B world whert there are none of the friendly Christmas noises- do street caroler*,' no belly laugh of t Santa Claus, no clamor of •hoppers and traffic. For the 840 youngsters here at the American School for the Deaf and for the thousands of other deaf across the country, Christmas Is silent — just as all other days and nights. In Silence, HappineM But in the deep silence there is happiness, too. A Christmas party for the Amer- ican School's youngsters is a I Peter scolds his young charge warm demonstration of how the with silent gestures. In the final scene, a chorus of angels assembles — costumed in white sheets, cardboard wings and wire halos. A Christmas carol filters over the loudspeaker system, and the angels begin singing — with their hands. To the observer, the scene looks pathetic momentarily. An age-old Christmas song, and the only way these deaf angels can evoke the beautiful melody and lyric is with their hands. Reach Youngsters But the flash of pity is dispelled quickly. The gestures by the angels on stage have reached the youngsters. Singing with their hands, the deaf children, too, are experiencing the joys of carol ing. The program is brought to an end by a Santa Claus, who dispenses a holiday message with his hands and small gifts to the youngest children. human spirit can overcome a handicap. The scene is a familiar Christmas school tableau. Scrubbed and smiling youngsters squirm in their seats in the large auditorium, fidgeting for the start of their annual Christmas program. But when the school chaplain begins the invocation, the difference becomes apparent. The clergyman tells a Christmas parable in a rich, friendly voice. He accompanies his words with rapid gestures of his arms and hands. The story is of a mischievous, young angel whose pranks jar the conservative ways of heaven. St. Itettw «"•**' lit MT I* "I" 1 HOLAN TV 109 N. 6re»nwlch HE 3-6230 £&re's to yon, oar good friends and patrons...our sincere appreciation for the privilege of serving you and best wishes for a happy holiday season, Austin Memorials Mrs. R. H. Lillquiit, Owner Hwy. 218 North Austin, Minn. Ortttwi hatoi owt irt fcrtay ft* btetop to tfr toorto, Ctwd All Doy Chrittmqt NORMANDY Merry Yule to thank you for your patronage of the) past year. ULYEN HARDWARE Rose Creek HE 7-2886 Miami Judge Refuses to Compel Integration CHRISTMAS VISIT — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson of Hoopeston, III., it bedside of their soldier son, Pvt. Rodney K. Johnson, in San Francisco last night in Letterman General Hospital. Contributions by men of Headquarters Company, Sixth Army, made the visit possible. Private Johnson, injured when a weapons carrier overturned, was scheduled to have been released from the Army next month. He is paralyzed from the waist dofrn. (U. S. Army photo via AP Photofax) , BOOK BEST SELLER Poet Attracts Sales LONDON (AP) - Tho fastest selling thing in British bookshops just now is a book of poems "John Betjeman's collected poems," the work of a versatile author and television personality, is selling at the phenomenal rate of about 1,000 copies daily. "It's an absolute mystery," the 52-year-old writer exclaims. His publisher says there's been nothing like the instantaneous sue cess—the book has only been out three weeks — since publication of Lord Byron's "Childe Harold." What is Betjeman's attraction? A London critic described him as the best bad poet now living. He loves pathos and tenderness. He describes buildings and suburban life. Middle-class homeowners can understand what he's writing about. He has a confident light touch. For example: "Pam, I adore you. Pam, you great mountainous sports girl,, "Whuodnf them over the net ull of strength of five... "See the strength of her arm is firm and hairy as Hendren's; "See the slse of her thighs, the tout of her lips. "And full of pent-up strength .he swipes at the rhododendrons.' To ill, i wish for l Christmas richly blossod wltJicherUhid piaco Md ndimt Joy. A. O. GREENE CITY AGENCY Austin MIAMI, Fin. (AP)-U.S. Cist. Judge Joseph Lieb refused Monday to order integration of bade County schools and told Negroes to seek relief under the state's pupil assignment law. Lieb did not rule on legality of he pupil assignment law which w noted has never been chal- engedj in the courts and is valid until declared unconstitutional. Lieb held that a state law and section of the state constitution which require separate but equal schools for the races is unconstitutional which require separate but equal schools for the races is unconstitutional. He said these requirements violate the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. Lieb told the Rev. Mr. Theodore Zoo Attendant Has Close Call With Elephant KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)-An annoyed elephant at the Kansas City Zoo pushed an attendant against a wall, then released the man at the head keeper's shouted orders. Attendant Charles Kent, 28, suffered shock and a gash under his left eye. "He got off lucky," said William T. A. Cully, aco director. Cully said Kent was told to water the elephants with a hose while staying outside the cage. However, Kent went inside. When two elephants crowded in for water he tried to push one away. That's when Mr. Temple, a 3,500-Indian elephant, turned on him. Gibson,. Miami Negro who brought the integration suit on behalf of his young ton, that he had not taken advantage ot all appeals permitted by »he state's pupil assignment law. The suit Was filed against the Dade School Board. Under the pupil assignment law enacted by the 195? Legislature, county school boards may assign pupija to schools- on the basis of location, social and other grounds excepl one of race or color. __ ••••^••••1 ^g^^»>^m^Jl^l»JIA BEST WISHES Beit Wlihei for a Happy Holt, day Season — Wo Appreciate Your Good Will and Patronage. HANK'S Tire Service SAME LOCATION But Now AddroM For It. 2301 4th S*. S.W. 2 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1958 May Be In lor •dug, Painful Poll «VANSVm«» toft. (AP) •-'« ve mystertosly motivated thief ho stole a clock and a parachute •om -the Voii Behren Manufacture ig Co, plant decided It's time to jmp, he may find out too late. wner Allen Von Behren said the hute is very old and probably will pllt if it is used. Ont City Saves 15 j Day Water Supply OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)- Tail city lived about a 18-day supply 'of water from evaporating last ftummer in aft experiment <m Lake Hefner. Water Superintendent Morris Cunningham said it was done by the chemical hexadeconsl on the reservoir. Several governmental agencies conducted the expert* ment. vhfs'Chrjstmas, wt sincerely wish for you all the joyi and blessings of the •Mtbn. May abiding peace and hipplneu be your*. WARREN'S CABINET SHOP WARREN oiid ARNOLD SIBBIRS Wort Baldwin Stroot In the true spirit of the glorious Holiday Season we extend our sincere wishes for the good health and happiness of all our devoted friends and neighbors. ACCORDION STUDIOS From MORRIS Furniture ttrmly, w« welcomt tkt happiest season of the y«or, with hearty with** to our friend? and customers, for 9 holiday abounding in Joy and good fellowship. $ffm We'd like to chime in with many thanks and 6ood wishes for holiday joy to all ot you whose loyal patronage we value so highly. PEOPLES 203 N. Main Hi 3-3161 MORRJS FURNITURE CO. 109 North Main Street "Alt U calm, all U bright" So beautifully expressed in the hymn* and carols of blessed memory, the ChrUtma* message strikes a responsive chord in every heart today. (Day you and your family partake in fullest measure of the deep and enduring joy that makes Christmas the happiest time of the year. TROWBRIDGE Supermarkets Sterling Pastries GOLD BOND Stomp Stora YOUNKERS •*••• A ••*• W. R. EARL Furniture Storm •"•" £ •••• STERLING MOTEL VMM •) MM* BOB'S CONOCO Service STERLING DRUGS Walgreen Agency LEUTHOLD-BAUER Men't Clothing — • — . CLEVELAND'S Hardware - G.I. Appliance* ^^M • *^M CHUCK HALL $ta-Nu Cleanera •MM |) •«•* ROSENTHAL'S Point* - Wallpaper - Art fr Croft Supplies BEN FRANKLIN Home-Owned Variety Store MERRITT'S China & Clou Shop THORP Loan fir Thrift BUD LIEF Inturonce & Real Estate OMM I) ••«•• Sterling Beauty Solon MILLER Real Estate — • — Sterling Barbers Wes Matter, Prop. ••*•• A wv Sterling Builders Clayton F. Meyer Store Form Insurance — • — Sterling Theatre STERLING STATE BANK Members of the ^^^^HBk^^^^^^Wk^ ^pi^Vi^mwir ^BpHeWpiii^ SHOPPING CENTER MERCHANT'S ASSOCIATION

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