The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 24, 1955
Page 9
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6ATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1958 BLYTHEVTLtE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Hippy holiday to all! We are grateful for your loyalty in the past and wish you »nd ill your loved ones — A Vtry Merry Christmas! , , , Mrs. Martin's Cotton Bowl Cafe CHRISTMAS! from all of us at— Ark. Plowing & Supply Co, OUR VERY BEST WISHES TO YOU ., FOR A HAPPY AND REWARDING * CHRISTMAS nOLIDAYI T. I. SEAY MOTOR COMPANY " And All Its Employees Mademoiselle from Armentieres No Sweetheart in Her Home Town By EDDY GILMORE ARMENTIERES, France (AP) — Most of the people in the hometown of one of the most fabled and libeled ladies — Mademoiselle from Armentiers — never heard of her and those who did wish they could forget it. The first seven citizens of this city between Lille and St. Omer, in the northeast corner of 'France almost on the Belgian border, who were asked about the fabulous female of World War I, could furnish no information. 'Mademoiselle f v o m Armen- tieres?" asked an incredulous French policeman "Monsieur, we have many, but a policeman is not precisely the person of whom to inquire." A businessman hurrying along a cobblestoned street to ft wool brokerage office was next in the line of inquiry. He raised his huat the question, but he raised his bushy eyebrows higher. "M o n s 1 e u r," he suggested, "would do better to look in Paris for such a person. Paris Is gay and cosmopolitan, while here in Armentieres, we are dull and provincial and our girls, well—" At last, a man driving a team of brown horses hitched to a beer wagon said that if we would ask at the corner bistrg for Monsieur Guy Grandjean. he might know what we were talking about, Will Paper Pink Monsieur Grandjean, fortunately, was in his inn. He was short and grey. He had watery blue eyes, a drooping grey mustache and a nose the color of wall paper pink. He saddened visibly when he heard the question. "Please, monsieur," he said, "don't sing the song aboui her. You are an American. That is nothing against you. but I've heard enough of that song about the Mademoiselle from Armentieres." "Tell him," I told the interpreter," that I don't want to sing the song. I just want to know what he knows, or what any citizen of this town knows about someone who, in certain circles, must, be about the best known woman In Prance." Monsieur prandjean tightened his lips. "Several persons," he said, "have claimed to be the original mademoiselle of this song that went 'pinkey, pinkey pare:, vous "HMcy.dlnky, parlez vous," I corrected him. "No matter,", he said, "she Is not here now and I doubt If she ever was here." "No monument to her?" I asked. "No little plate on any house?" "Monsieur," he gasped, a little shocked at the suggestion. "Do you know tile words • this song?" I told him I did. Most emphatically. Many Inquire He held up his hand in protest. "Monsieur, if you please. You promised not to sing." He .explained that many traveled to Armentieres to inquire about the mademoiselle. He said some of their sons must have heard about her for he'd had many inquiries BLESSINGS at CHRISTMAS M»H this r-|oliJ0ij Se ason maT ^ <" o'essed beginning of joi) and contentment — not just ai this Oiristmas time, but j-or always! Cobb Funeral Home "Insurance far the Entire Family" I ' GIFTTOYOU t tittle Bo P«p . Rooted Ho.r_ . YOUR L CHOICE 2""! V Colon u?5? Wt Shod « MK Gold Trim Compora of ii it t: i F i s Diamnnils from veterans of World War II. He added that Armemieres was not, so far as he knew, occupied by American troops in World War I, but by the British. He said Lonely Father Gives Gift To a Deserving Young Man DENVER W — A lonely father wrote a letter to the Rocky Mountain News and enclosed $5. The letter read in part: "Dear Mr, Editor: Would you please select lor me (your own choosing) some deserving young man (age 12 or 14 years) as recipient of this 35? "foil must understand that this small gift,is heartfelt. "I did not walk with my little son as dads should, "I've missed holding his hand. "I've felt the loss of him—maybe too, much. But I've held on some- thai over the years he has been'j 10 ™ and throughJhe graces^oMi telling people that no one of her description ever lived 1 n Armen- tieres. At this point I asked the interpreter to interrupt him. "He speaks of her 'description'," I said, "obviously he never heard ill the words." I "No matter," said Monsieur Grandjeau, "I am tired of the sub-j ject. And If there ever was such! a person she probably came from' some place such as Clermont-Ferrand." "If you are froing to guess," I said, "Toulouse would be better." higher power came through the horrors of alcohol. "I thank God for nine months of sobriety. I live each day now solely for sobriety. "I am trying to make amends in some grateful way to those that I took through hell with me ..." , The letter was signed "Someone." The Denver newspaper enlisted the aid of city welfare officials. Through them, it located 13-year- Sake Officials' Faces Are Red NEW YORK W — A porter at Saks Fifth Avenue department store dumped S5QO worth of Christmas purchases into an incinerator instead of on a delivery truck. "Never happened before." Hoppy to Give Christmas Party PALM DESERT. Calif. Wl — It's going to be a "Hoppy" Christmas for children in the Coachella Valley. Movie and television cowboy Hopalong Cassldy, in real life William Boyd, will give a Christmas party for children in the valley, which stretches from Palm Springs moaned red-faced store officials. It' to the Salton Sea, about 40 miles, turned out rfiat the sales slips were I Hoppy, who has a residence in attached to the packages and the I the area, will pass out gifts and store was completely in the dark'pose for pictures on his horse as who the purchasers were. In a newspaper ad which started "We are worried and embarrassed." Saks officials appealed to Topper. Property Split ___ __ __ __ _, DALLAS I/Pi— The judge in a (lithe store, promising that duplS-, voice suit was faced with the prob- cates of the merchandise would be lem of how to splat up the commu- shippcd immediately. nity property—the property in this those who shopped dren's floor on Dec. the chil- 20 to notify Saks officials estimated that the case being a pet coon, five dogs efforts to correct the error would I and a rabbit. The wife asked that cost them about 51,500 — three I the coon be sold but the man claim- times the value of the merchandise that went up in smoke. The error cost the porter his job, too. ed he needed It to train his hunt- Ing dogs. Outcome: wife got the rabbit, husband got the coon and five dogs. Marines Had Christmas Spirit LOS ANGELES Ml —Mrs. Helen Olds saw several young men washing a car yesterday, another clean job parked behind it. Young fellows trying to earn extra Christmas money, she thought. And because her car needed washing she stopped and asked if they'd like to do the Job for, say SI.50. They would, they said. An hour later one of the men brought the spanking clean car to her nearby home. He took the trouble to sweep up some broken glass Dogs Enjoy Christmas Party DENVER 1.7) — Guests at this Christmas party clamored exciteti- "y, if not articulately, and little •.vender. A tree stood in the corner and ifts crowded the floor. They in- hided 400 pounds of kennel bis- •uits, seven cases of dog food, three cases of cat food and 10 '.ozen stockings lull of dog candy, ">.ard rubber toys, dog biscuits and citnip. The occasion was the fourth an•mal Christmas party for anima! residents of the Dumb Friends League — 150 dogs and 40 cats. .in. MM Yim.'ri Cops 1 Ingenuity Keeps Feet Warm UNION, N. J W — Patrolman Pred Hrasne's ingenuity keeps his feet warm as toast even when the mercury plunges below the freezing mark. The traffic officer, often plagued by numbed toes, decided to do something about it. He placed a construction flare in a small hole in the ground and covered it with a metal plate to stand on. It takes about a dime's worth of gasoline to provide four days of foot warmth. Approximat 87 per cent of the area of Turkey is in Asia, onlj three per cent in Europe. New! Used! HOUSING PROBLEM? Right Now, HERE in BLYTHEVILLE You Can See Mobile Homes • Low Down Payment • Low Monthly Payments • Lowest Interest Rates rhAfl/ MOBILE UKAil\ HOMES Of Blytheville, Ark. Highway 61 Sol* FrinchiMd *«»l«r (or over 50 NAME BRAND MOBILE HOMES HEW! USED! in her driveway. But when she offered him $1.50 plus a quarter tip, he refused to take the money. "Why?" she asked. "Well, ma'am," he said, "we're all Marines, just back from Korea We're on our way home to Indian apolis, which we haven't seen since 1949. "We're staying with friends up the street during our layover. Ev eryone in the neighborhood ha, been so nice to us we thought we'd like to give them a Christmas pres ent. And the only thing we could think of that we could afford was to wash cars. "Merry Christmas, ma'am." old Arthur J. Nanstiel, one of sev- en children of Mr. and Mrs, Alfred NuusUd, The youngster had wanted to buy a Christinas gift for hi* mother, but was without money. Now, through the help of a father trying to redeem himself, Mr». Naii.stiel will have that gift. May you have a candy-cane Ofcrfcfma* So bright and gay; may pleasures linger past Christmo* Day! HARDWARE CO. 213 W. Main As gay and bright as yoer sparkling tree: THAT'S wha4 wt hope your CHRISTMAS will be; Pufl of laugh tar and joy without measm-e; May gladness and health b*your treasure Merry Christmas!! Nunn Provision Co,

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