The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 24, 1966
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Christmas Customs Vary Blythtvine (Art.) Courier Newi - Saturday, December 24, IMS- Pag* fin *y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From bustling Japanese department stores to Brazilian beaches and an Arab checkpoint In Jerusalem, people ef the world are making ready to celebrate the birthday of Christ Some Christmas customs, iueh as the Polish rush to buy trees, are familiar in many lands. Others, such as street dancing in Ghana, are not. But all add up to the holiday formula: Faith, feating and festivity. Thousands of pilgrims will line up at Mandelbaum gate in Jerusalem to cross into Jordan for services in Bethlehem at the Church of the Nativity, over the WARN'NG ORDER No. 1705S Leon Michael Neuman 'and Shirley Ann Neuman, his wife, are warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chick- •sawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty (30) days next after the date of the first publication of this no- Ice, to answer a complaint fil- td against them by Blytheville Federal Savings and Loan Association and James Terry as trustee. Witness my hand as Clerk of said court, and the seal thereof, at the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, on this 22nd day of December, 1986 GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, Deputy Marcus Evrard Title Insurance Building 118 West Walnut Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiffs Graham Sudbury I 115 North Second Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney ad litem 12-24. SI, 1-7, 14 grotto where—tradition says — Jesus was born. i In Brazil, where Christmas usually brings crowds t» the seashore, you give your girl a bikini and not have to wait six months to see her In It. The holiday comes, at the beginning of the Brazilian summer. Here is a sampling of Christmas observances around the world: Japan—Christmas has no religious meaning but store owners cashing in on an economic up- wing have made it a commercial success. Sales, Christmas trees, Santa Clauses and recorded carol lure Japanese to department stores in record numbers. Battery-operated toy monsters popularized by television are big sellers. Thousands of Christmas cakes with "Merry Xmas" written in chocolate across the top are sold at prices up to $2. ITALY-Few Roman Cathoilc priests spoke out this year against the growing use of the yule tree instead of the creche and the trend to Santa Claus instead of the Good Witch Be- fana, who brings children gifts on Epiphany Day, Jan. 8. SOVIET UNION-For the first time, Father Frost, Russia's jolly, bearded version of Santa Claus, is making house call. So are his grandaugh- :ers, the Snow Maidens. Father Frost traditionaly put gifts under yule trees as children slept Christmas morning. The Com- munits changed that, and now his day is New Year's. This vear, DetsH Mir, Russia' big- jest children's store, announced :hat fo ra 33-cent fee parents could arrange for Father Frost or a Snow Maiden to deliver presents to children in person. The response was overwhelming. By coincidence, deliveries start Dec. 25. CUBA—Religious observances and Santa Claus are being de- emphasized in favor of yearend fiestas and celebration of the eight anniversary of Fidel Castro's victory Jan. J. Food, drink and gifts are in short supply and rationed for "equal distribution." GREAT BRITAIN-Turkeys at 63 to 70 cents a pound are "in" for Christmas dinners instead of the traditional goose. The teddy bear remains the favorite child's gift. The Bank of England says there ta more cash in circulation that ever Before, despite the economic crisis, and Christmas spending promises to set a record WEST GERMANY-A Due- seldorf shop offered a jeweled silver Christmas tree for $250,- 000 but most retailers reported a trend toward practical gifts and away from impulse buying. The big sales increases of previous years were not noted. Tabletop auto racing and Gemini capsules from the United States are popular new toys. Old favorites include dolls, castles, stuffed animals and games. GHANA-In the first Christmas season since Kwame Nkrumah was toppled by an army revolt last February, Ghanaians are able once gain to buy toy guns, rockets and fireworks. Nmiumah baned these items after an attempt on his life in 1962. Churches have scheduled Christmas Eve services and merrymakers are expected to fill dance halls in the larger :owns. Thousands will dance in ;he streets of Accra, the capital. Businesses promise holiday bonuses of up to one week's pay. Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today Is Saturday, 'Dec. 24, the 358th day of 1966. There are 7 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1814, the United States and England signed the Treaty of Ghent, thus ending the War of 1812. On this date: In 1873, American philanthropist Johns Hopkins died. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower would lead the Allied invasion of Western Europe. In 1944, some 6,00 Allied >lanes stemmed the German of- 'ensive in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. In 1945, the government granted full pardons to several thousand former federal convicts who had been in the armed services for at least one year. Their rights as citizens were also returned to them. Ten years ago—Vice President Richard M. Nixon flew back to Washington after a tour of Hungarian refugee camps in Austria and West Germany. His assessment of the situation was that increased U.S. assistance was needed. Five years ago — Iraq declared that it would move to 'liberate parts of our country usurped from us." The British feared Iraq intended to seize newly independent Kuwait. One year ago — A bus filled with holiday passengers skidded on ice and plunged into a ditch, killing 12 persons and injuring 26 others in Medford, Ore. President Thomas Jefferson <ept in a cage on the Whiti House grounds the grizzly bear ;hat Capt. Meriwether Lewi Drought back from his 4,000 mile expedit on to the West with Clark. QUICK QUIZ Q - When did the modern safety pin first appear on the American scene? A — In 1849, when • New York inventor, Walter Hunt, received a patent for his invention. He sold the patent outright for $400. Q — How much does the pointed stone at the top of the Washington Monument in the nation's capital weigh? A — The capstone weighs 3,300 pounds. Q — When were crossword puzzles invented? A — The earliest was one invented by English - born Arthur Wynne and published in the New York World on Dec. 21 1913. Q — What is the most universal method »f tree propa- gation? A - Growing planti from seeds. It is also the least expensive. Q — In bird symbolism, what do wings indicate? A — Wings are given to angels, the flying horse Pegasus, many dragons, Mercury and U. S. Air Force men, in each instance indicating mastery of the ir. Q - Which of the constella. (ions that we can see contains the edge and which the center of our galaxy. A — The edge nearest us lies In Taurus, and the hub is in Sagittarius. Q — How much of a jellyfish is water? A — More than 95 per cent, but the water is combined with organic substances and mineral salts to form a strong jelly. TURNING SANTA fotthe Red'Cross Christmas party at Scott Air Force Base Hospital in Illinois is Airman See- ond Class Albert L. Fulcher of Independence, Mo., with the assistance of volunteer Mrs. Sandra Smith of Highland, m. Preparations are being made for Red Cross Christmas parties at US. military hospitals around the world. Wo join these carolen in wishing yon a very Merry Chrubnu and tha happiest of holidays. To this we add a special thank you to all mu loyal eftstomer* for their fit&fol pttooug* ennetff ALWAYS FIRST QUAUTV *» Mini Skirt Crowd Cold By EDDY GILMORE LONDON (AP) - The dolly girls of swinging London are ushering in the first long winter of the world's shortest skirt. AH over London, thouands of English girls trip to work showing vast expanses of sheer- stockinged bare skin. And on this misty, chilly, soggy, iland, that's not style — it's sheer courage. Or craziness. Or both. How do they do it? A perona! poll of some of the pretties revealed a lot. They do it because the clothing manufacturers actually brought back old-fashioned underwear, craftily camouflaged as a space age style gimick. Called tights, they're really fashionable longjohns from long ago. | * * * Sold in a multitude of colors, with silver the most favored, they begin at milady's toes and, hugging flesh every inch of the way, stretch upward to clutch her waist. These smarted-up longjohns, which could more properly be called longjills, retail in a variety of designs — diamonds, flowers, vines, birds, boats, bees, serpent, dragons, flamin- goe spider and just plain old fisherman fish nets. The all-enveloping body stocking, reaching from tootsies to topsies, !s another comforting gadget for winter. In Britain's wintry blasts, however, tights and body stockings are not enough. Beneath the tights and body stockings, in the middle altitudes, the girlies wear a shortie version of real heavy drawers disguised as tailored briefs or panties. * +. * London designer Mary Quant has introduced knickers to match minidresses and miniskirts. Thee are really streamlined bloomer from yesteryear. Let no one ever say the British dollies wear no more beneath their miniskirts than the Scot is supposed to wear beneath his kilt. to extend our sincere wishes j to one and all for an old-fashioned holiday filled with joy and and cheer. May the special happiness of the holiday season be reflected throughout the days to come. / ^f M / Both Hays Stores Will Be Closed All Day Monday, December 26 The Entire Staff Of Hays Stores Extend Best Wishes For a Merry Christmas And a Happy Hew Year! a«0 «AST MAIN St BLVTHEWiUf TRIBUTE . In memory of Mrs. Grade Aldridge'and Mrs. Catherine Stringer, our dear mothers, who left us two years ago. Two years with the angels; '. Two years you've been gone; Two years in heaven singing around God's Throne. Two years ago you said goodbye From this earth you had to go; Two years seems like a thousand Dear Mother, we miss you so. Oscar and Mildred Aldridge, Ruth Williams KATHRYN'S FABRICS In Osceola *•••••••••••••••*«*••(••• GIGANTIC STOCK REDUCTION SALE Never Be/ore Hove We Offered Such Values! One Group Fall & Winter 1 WOOLEN Jf* Values To $8 Per Yard Price ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a** Large Selection of BETTER FABRICS i I YARD One Table At Give Away Prices. • ••••••••••••••••••'• ••*•••••••••••••••••• One Group of Slipcover, Drapery And Upholstery Fabrics $1 49 Yd. Values To 2.98 Yd. Now Only Come early Tuesday, December 27th

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