The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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Soviet Porcelain Policy 'Fragile' By JOHN WEYLAND MOSCOW "(AP) - ''I was going to buy the box of candy but it was guarded by a porcelain bulldog tied on firmly with a silk ribbon," B. Finiasov said. | $11.11. Total cost to the shopper -12.65 rubles - $14.04. "All kinds of animals appear before a holiday, as if Iheir cages of a zoo had been opened — lions, tigers, elephants, He asked the clerk if he [bears, bison, giraffes," the Eco- couldn't have the candy without! nomic Gazette comented. the dog. I It called the porcelain figur- "Then who would buy the: ' nes _ dog?" the clerk asked. Finiasov told of this episode in an article in the Soviet magazine Economic Gazette complaining about a favorite holiday gimmick of grocery stores and bakeries, where candy is sold. "In this way the income of the stores is increased," the article reported. "That means bigger bonuses for the staffs. It help to overfulfill the plan." The Economic Gazete said that it ends up with some speaker lolling an audience that con- Porcelain figurines are at- sum ers are demanding porce- tached to boxes .of the most popular brands of candy. The customer either takes both at a much higher price than he would pay for the candy alone, or goes without. The gimmick is much in evidence these days with the approach of New Year's a big holiday in the Soviet Union. On Moscow's main shopping street a half-pound box of chocolates was priced at 2.65 rubles — ?2.93. But attached to it was a porcelain giraffe for 10 rubles — lain figurines. "This conclusion is as fragile as the porcelain," the magazine remarked. JUw 2:30 Refugees Get- Nice Present MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Christmas came early for a planeload of refugees arriving from Cuba. Twenty-four children received toys as they stepped on U. S. soil from airlift flight No. 539 Friday. Their "Santa Clauses" were 20 Cuban youngsters who had preceded them into exile. Tears flowed as the 20, aged 8 to 15, sang "Silent Night" n English and Spanish, the American and Cuban national anthems. "Christmas has lost its mean- Monday afternoon ALL ABOARD Flags, Flags, Flags! The |ing in Cuba," said Juana Olive- American Flag and B e t s y |ra, who arrived with her 4-vear- Old daughter. "Thank God, we can celebrate it on free soil." Ross. 3:00 WONDERFUL WORLD OF BROTHER BUZZ Fish in Show Biz. A visit to •Marineland of the Pacific.' 8:30 THE BIG PICTURE , Weekly Report. The U. S. Army in action around the world. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW Adventures in Dinoland. The fair condition Friday night and Chicago Natural History Mu- • hls son > 10 ' wa s listed as critical seum. I following tde explosion of a boo- 4:30 MEMPHIS '66 ;by-trapped Christmas parcel. Armour Against Crime. Po- • Frank Newlon . «- lost both lice Comissioner Claude Ar- Iiands ln the blast when he un- I wrapped the parcel at his home ;in nearby Surrey. His son, Nor- South Dakota. Scenes of Mt. man ' was lookin g on - Bomb in Present Injures Father, Son NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (AP) - A guard at the British Columbia Penitentiary was in OBITUARY • Mrs. Patterson Mrs. T. A. Patterson 87, died Monday in Prentiss Hospital In Prentiss, Miss. She had been in poor health for the past three years. She leaves two sons' N. C. Patterson of Blytheville and John K. Patterson of Memphis, Three daughters, Mrs. D. R. Cook of Callahan, Fla., Mrs. Herbert Jennings of Shelpy- ville, Ky., and Mrs. Jack Bry ant of Emenence> Ky.; Thirteen grandchildren; And 10 great-grandchild! en. Services were held Wednesday in Columbia. W. C. Barbour W. C. Barbour, who was associated with county law enforcement here in 1949-51, died last night in Bakersfield, Calif. He leaves his wife> Mrs. Nellie Barbour. Bakersfield; One son, Leroy Barbour, Long Beach, Calif.; A brother, Jimmie Harbour Bakersfield; And a half-brother, Dee Garrett, Bakersfield. Ed Vernon Ed Vernon, 84, a native of Ar cansas and a resident of Missis sippi County all of his life, died early Saturday morning at his home on Route 1, Luxroa. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith /ernon; Four sons; And two daughters. Arangements are incomplete, Cofab Funeral Home will be in charge. mour - a profile. 4;45 HORIZONS WEST Rushmore, Indians and buffalo herds. 6:00 STRUGGLE FOR PEACE The parcel arrived in the mail. Newton, a guard at ttie peni- the world future holds. Prospccts for Survival. What I tentiary for 17 years, also suffered facial burns and cuts. His json was hit in the face, arms, neck and chest by flying metal. At the time of separation, Monday evening 8:30 SERENADE Tosca - Part 1 Leontyne »ostmaster's Wife Does Her Part WASHINGTON (AP) - Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien says his wife, Elva, did her part this holiday season to help handle Christmas mail — and correct a postal error. When Mrs. O'Brien received the family's daily bag of mail one day this week, she found inside it a bundle of mail for 10 of her Northwest Washington neighbors. She didn't call back the mailman — or even phone her husband. She simply delivered the mail personally, said O'Brien. "I was just doing my duty," Besides its legislative rule the U. S. Capitol has served many other purposes. At dlf- Price with the Vietnna Phil- j Virginia asked that West Vir-jferent times, it has been used ginia pay a share of the state . harmonic. 8:30 WHAT'S NEW Adventures in Dinoland. The Chicago Natural History Museum. 7:00 ALL ABOARD Flags, Flags, Flags! American Flag and Betsy Ross. 7:30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Aspen - Winter Mod. Skiing debt and Sie problem continued to be an issue in state politics until 1915. when the U.S. Supreme Court decided that West Virginia owed Virginia about The'512 million. Final payment of the debt was made in 1929. Texas derives its name from and winter scenes in Colo-: llle In dian word "tejas," mean- rado's mountains. 8:00 SHOWCASE To be announced. Presented in coperation with Memphis Arts Council. 8:30 THE FRENCH CHEF The Salad Bowl. Julia Child prepares the greens and dressings. 9:00 N.E.T. JOURNAL Head Start in Mississippi. Effect of the Federal program 'Operation Headstart.' ing "friendly." as a hospital, military cafeteria, church, blacksmith shop, bakery, and has been the scene of bazaars, rallies and musical concerts. The wrist watch did not become popular until the turn of the 20th century; today there are 50 wrist watches made for every single pocket watch, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Tuesday afternon 2:30 AL ABOARD This is the House An Architect Built. Preschoolers learn about construction. S:00 OOMYSTERY OF AGING The .Gerontological ..Society. Studies of the human life. 3:30 THE FRENCH CHEF The Salad Bowl. Julia Childs prepares the greens and the dressings. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW Adventures in Dinoland. Host Murl Deusing explores prehistoric times. 4:30 N.E.T. JOURNAL Head Start in Mississippi. Effect of the Federal program 'Operation Headstart.' 5:30 SERENADE Tosca - Part 2. Leontyne Price with the Vienna Philharmonic. 8:30 WHAT'S NEW Adventures in Dinoland. Host Murl Deusing explores prehistoric times. Daily Record Weather Yesterday's high—41 ' Ovornlitht low—12 Precipitation prevloui M hours (to 7 n.m. today)—.10 snowfall totnl—3.25 Precipitation J«n. 1 to d«t«-48.34 Slinsnt today—4:55 fiunrlM tomorrow—-7 :OS This D»te A Ye»r Al« Y«tord»y'« high—(12 WHAT ELSE gives you so much for so little? For news, for views, for wide and varied entertain* ment, nothing can beat your daily newspaper! And all for just a few cents a day! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS East Side NSC Has Christmas Program jArk.) Courier News - Saturday, December M, MM- Pagi Stvm A Christmas program attended by about 60 members was staged by the East Blytheville Neighborhood Service Center Thursday evening. It was the 'irst such party in the center's listbfy. Russell Phillips, Robert Wiley ihd Russell Mosley took part n a panel discussion under the direction of Mrs. Rebecca Wiliams. A playlet was staged by Marorie Dandridge, clerk-typist, af- er which refreshments were served. A Christmas party was given Friday morning for about 30 needy children who attend the center's storybook classes. Gifts uted to several children who could not attend. Because of the inclement weather the choral block singing group has been postponed. » * * Volunteers who worked toward Thursday's Christmas program were Mrs. Helen Nunn, )r. and Mrs. Jack Webb, Mrs. V. B. Keith, Mrs. A. Wiley, ilrs. C. C. Couneille, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler, Mrs. Rosa Shine, Mr. and Mrs. Punches, Mrs. C. Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Love. Mr. and Mrs. Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Wilford, Mrs. Mosela Rice, Mrs. Diamond, Mrs. Brown and Mrs.. Johnette McKinney, Guests of the center Thursday night were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirkindall and W. B. Harrison, assistant director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Package to Mom Has Son in It PARIS, Tex. (AP) - Mrs. C. D. Barker, the mother of a son of fruit and candy were distrib- stationed with the Army in Germany, received a huge gift- wrapped box at her home. She opened it and out popped her son, Pfc. Carl Barker. The son told nobody except his father, a Paris doctor, who suggested the unusual boxed arrival late Thursday. "It was a good thing we had a doctor in the house," said the younger Barker who related that his mother and sister nearly went into hysterics. Grandfather Gives Life for Grandchildren SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Three young children owe their lives to their grandfather, but they won't be able to shower him with hugs and kisses the way youngsters like to do. Edward Block, 72, died Friday when he remained behind to fight a fire from which he had helped rescue his grandchildren 2, 4 and 6. Black's wife, Florence, 57, who also aided in the children's escape from the burning two- story house, suffered from shock. The children were not hurt. District fire chief Elmer Juelg estimated damage at $12,000. Cause of the fire was not immediately determined. Scrrlcei Bj Coll FUNERAL HOME Integrity ED VERNON arrangements incomplete. and £oue tficfi is jfjjcistmas C,mploy.eei at fliedel & Ruth Shearin Juanita Tweedle Ada Berry Mary Ethel Ladner Irene Abbott Eva Lyon The sound of church bells fills the minds and hearts of all with the true spirit of this joyous season. With that f spirit in mind, we wish you and your loved ones health, happiness and joy at Christmastime and-after. ^^f^^^. "WHERE YOtI ALWAYS BUY THE BEST FOR LESS" QlBSOM'S

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