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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Sunday, December 22, 1974
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Novirsnamos Ruby Keller 'out of danger' GREAT FALLS, Mont. (UPI) — Ruby Kecler, former wife of singer Al Jolson and star of Broadway and Hollywood musicals in the 1930s and 1940s, is improving following brain surgery, Columbus Hospital reported Friday. Miss Keeler, 64, is out of danger but there are no plans yet to release her from hospitalizatiun. a spokesman said. She underwent surgery Nov. 23 for a weakened artery in the brain. Sunday, U«c. 22, 1974 / Klngsport Times-News 5A Ruby Keeler Jimmy Snyder Pardon for oddsmalser WASHINGTON (UPI) — The odds must have been against it, but President Ford Friday granted a full pardon to Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy "the Greek," Syndev. Snyder, whose real name is James G. Synodinos, was sentenced to five years probation and a $10,000 fine in Nevada 11 years ago after he was convicted of interstate transportation of bels and wagering information. 'Scoop' on the mend WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., is recovering from surgery for removal of a kidney stone, according to his Press secretary. Brian Corcoran. Jackson's press aide, said the B2 year old Democratic presidential hopeful was operated on Friday at a Tacoma, Wash., military hospital. "The surgery was successful and he now anticipates seven to 10 days of convalescence at the Madigan Army Medical Center," Corcoran said. Corcoran said Jackson delayed the operation until Congress finished its business for the year. Henry Jackson Veodist Luster The chief Grinch? KANSAS CITY Mo. (UPI) — Chief Fire Inspector Veodist Luster Jr. says he feels badly about playing a Christmas villian but would feel much worse if one child died because of his negligence. Thousands of school children regard Luster as the Grinch who stole Christinas. He decided Friday morning lo enforce a 1966 city ordinance prohibiting fire-hazardous trees in public buildings. He dispatched inspectors with notices to area schools lo have the trees removed in three hours. "It just clicked in my mind," Luster said. "You can't make Christmas trees fire retardanl and I'd rather see the children safe." School's Out For 2 Million Kids: Report WASHINGTON (UPI) — Unbending school administrators, physcial handicaps and pregnancy combine with the traditional burdens of poverty and discrimination to keep nearly 2 million children out of school, according to a special report issued Saturday. Most children are "out of school not by choice but because they have been excluded," said the report issued by the Children's Defense Fund, a privately run organization based in Washington and Cambridge, Mass. "It is as if many school officials have decided that certain groups of children are beyond their responsibility and expendable. Not only do they exclude these children, they frequently do so arbitrarily, discriminatorily and with impunity." The Fund said school administrators sometimes suspend students for conduct which is neither harmful nor disorderly. "Our findings do not support the commonly heard claim, that poor parents, minority parents or 'uneducated' parents do not value education. These parents overwhelmingly hoped their children would get an education '... so they won't be like us.'" But poverty forces some children to stay home, the report said, because parents • can't afford books or bus transportation fees charged by some public school systems or can't clothe children properly. Spanish-speaking children lose interest in classes they can't understand and have no access to bilingual programs in many areas, it added. Of the 2 million children aged 7 to 17 out of school, over a million are under 15 and 750,000 of them are under 13, the report said. In 10 states, over 0 per cent of the school-age population doesn't meet the minimum attendance requirement of three consecutive months each year used in the survey. Black children are suspended twice as often as whites, the report said. In the 1972-7.') school year 12 per cent of all black students were suspended al least once, and were suspended an average 25 per cent longer than whites. The Fund found that 63.4 per cent of the suspensions found in its survey were for "offenses that were neither dangerous to persons nor to property." Truancy and tardiness were the largest ground for suspension. Only 3 per cent were suspended for destruction of school property, criminal activity or use or drugs or alcohol. The report wasnbasco on interviews of 6,500 families and more than 300 school officials in nine states and /v ie District of Columbia. 'Change Of Heart' Bandits Free Hostages, Return Car BUTLER, Ohio (UPI) — Police said Saturday it may have been "a change of heart" that led the two kidnapers of a bank president's two children to release the teen-agers and return his car which they had stolen to make Iheir getaway. Police Chief Fred Home said the men, armed with a shotgun and a pistol and wearing ski masks, kid- naped Andy Mickley, 16, and his sister, Janet, 15, the children of Jesse Mickley, vice president of the Richland Trust Bank. Friday night and demanded S50.000 ransom. The kidnapers were the subject of an intensive search but remained at large Saturday. However, authorites said the children were freed several hours after the kid- naping, their fathers' car which the kidnapers used in their getaway was returned and no ransom was paid. "There's just no logical explanation yet," said Home. "They may have had a change of heart. We're still trying to figure it out." Home said the children were released on a county road near this north central Ohio community of 1,000. They telephoned police from a farmhouse. Home said Mickley and his wife were tied up by the kidnapers but were freed by an 8-year-old daughter who was in the house. Home said the kidnaped teenagers were "so badly shaken they could hardly talk" when picked up by police. Lieutenant Mike Hoff of the Richland County Sheriff's department said when the kidnapers entered the home "and took the kids they told the president they wanted $50,000 by tomorrow (Saturday) morning. "We understand they left in Mickley's car but returned it and parked it about a block from the Mickley House," Hoff said. Hoff said law enforcement officers from the Police Department here, the sheriff's office, neighboring communities and the FBI were involved in the investigation. rilltlSTMAS POINSETTIAS Your Choice 5 or 8 BLOOMS 3 99 Remember: Come .See f/» fVr. EVERGREEN GARDEN CENTER Industry Dr 245-3431 Our After Christmas Sale Starts Before Christmas., Save20%to50% This year you don't have lo wait 'til AFTER Christmas to take advantage of sale prices! We're having our AFTER Christmas Sale BEFORE Christmas . . . and you can save from 20% to 50% on a fantastic collection of genuine diamonds, precision watches, and gifts for everyone on your list. Shown are just a few examples of the savings you'll find right now! Quantities on some items may be limited, so shop early for best selection. SALE BEGINS DEC. 22nd SAVE $1.f5 White or yellow cuff link sets - Quantities Limited $3.95 Ladies and Men's Yellow and White Twist-O- Flex style watch bands $•.00 Backgammon & Chess Set. All meterials included for both games. $9.95 Dynamic Stereo headphone with volume control and mono stereo switch. $13.00 Sterling or Gold filled charm bracelets. REGULAR $3.95 $4.95 $15.00 $19.95 $25.00 SALE $15.50 Silverplated and crystal hurricane lamp. 18" $31.50 high. 7 1 /?" diameter base. $17.50 15 pc. Crystal and silver punch bowl set. 12 $37.50 crystal cups included. $26.95 Keystone pocket Everflash 120 Camera with $69.95 built in electronic flash. 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Don't you think that once in awhile folks should sit down and ponder what this world is all about? Take a minute right now — you can spare it. We urge you to do the 32 things shown below during the coming year. Wouldn't it be a belter world if we all did? Mend a quarrel Smile at a stranger Seek out a friend Dismiss Suspicion Write a love letter Share some treasure Encourage youth Be loyal in work and deed Keep a promise Find the time Forgo a grudge Forgive an enemy Listen Apologize if you were wrong Try to understand Flout envy Think first of someone else Appreciate Be kind Be Gentle Laugh a little Laugh a little more Deserve confidence Erase malice Decry complacency Express your gratitude Go to church Welcome a stranger Gladden a child's heart Enjoy the wonders of the earth Speak your love Speak it again Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season We Will Be Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Dec. 26 Grt«nacr«s: Wist Sullivan • Colonial Heights •WWMMl

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