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Irving Daily Newsi
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I bying aily ews City With Future Energy crisis enters Christmas shopping By ROY TORRES So with only 10 more shopping days left Christmas, you want to know what are buying for Christmas gifts this year. THE JONESES, along with many Irvingites, according to a Daily News survey of department stores around the city, are buying many of the tional Christmas gifts, but more and more they are buying with a discerning eye on the energy crisis. are selling extremely well. Electric blankets and electric heaters are selling, and I think the energy crisis has a great deal to do with this said a Sears, Roebuck Co. spokesman, one of the department store experts on buying habits and on trends in the Irving-Dallas-Fort Worth area.

selling well are electric computers, hand computers, styling dryers and beauty accessories for both men and he said. In the toy line, the most popular toy. Evel Kneiel, is sold out at all the stores rveyed. and Baby Alive, the second most popular toy, is sold out at all stores except one polled. And Shirley Temple dolls are a favorite again this year.

AT THE J. C. Penney store here, business is exceptionally good, according to the store manager. Items selling well are all types of toys, portable televisions, bicycles, cameras Toys for Tots THOSE at To: Mall are there to collect roys for Tots, the annual Marine Navy project to provide Christmas presents for needy children. The servicemen clean, repair and paint the toys, returning them to usable condition, then see that distributed to disadvantaged kids in time for Christmas.

Irvingites are urged to drop off old toys which their children no longer play with. Help for Kevin IRVING CITIZENS band radio buffs are planning a garage sale this weekend to raise money for a Denton child, 4- year-old Kevin Green, severely burned in an accident in October and still In critical condition in a Dallas hospital. The sale will at 303 S. Irving Heights Drive from 9 a.m. till dark Saturday and Sunday, To donate articles for the sale, call Mrs.

Donald Babb, 252-2465, or Mrs. Sandra Taylor, 254-7061. Inside ISews ANTIQUES Antiques are a way of life for an Irving family. Story, Photo, Page 2 SKHONNHET Nimitz High School to have beauty pageant for its yearbook, Valhalla. Story, Page 4 MAYAS TAKE SEMIFINALS Irving defeat Richardson 2 to 1 to advance to the North Texas Soccer Association finals.

Story, Page 8 City business light and fine jewelry. Cosmetics and clothing are popular too, he said. At Titchmen and women's clothingand especially sports wear, sports shirts, slacks and sweater vests, are this year and hard to beat as a Christmas present. Costume jewelry and personal care items, hair dryers and hot combs are selling well at the store, as are bicycles. Routine meeting on tap for City Council tonight REMEMBER THAT old pair of eyeglasses you dropped into a drawer after you got your new prescription? The Missionary Union of First Baptist Church has found a use for them.

Mrs. Leonard Hooper, president of the missionary union, says the glasses are being collected for Doctors David and Irene Stayer, who will take them to Africa when they leave in January. If a pair of glasses to donate, just drop them by the church. Following a week off to attend the Congress of Cities in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Irving City Council meets tonight. But it looks like it will be a somewhat routine meeting.

MAJOR ITEMS up for council action are approval of two areas in the South Irving Area Land Use Study and approval of a change order in the Texas Stadium fund of SI.5 million to start construction of a convention center at the stadium complex. The two areas of the South Area Study, which run from Belt Line Road to MacArthur Boulevard between Shady Grove Road and the southern city limits, likely will be postponed tonight by the council following testimo- ney of residents and property owners of the area. Stadium gets day in court Barring an eleventh-hour change of mind by one or another of the parties in the two- year-old Texas Stadium lawsuit. the issue will finally face summary judgement hearings Friday before 101st Dist. Judge J.

Roll Fair. THE SUIT, in which eight Irving men originally challenged the constitutionality of liquor sales in the stadium without a local option liquior sale election and the legality of only the club and press section for liquor sales, is on the Friday calendar for 10 a.m. DELAYS. FORCED by both sides of the case, have been the hallmark of the lawsuit, which, if successful, could be applied to the new Dallas-Fort Worth Airport as well. The suit was fill'd as a cla ss action in December 1971.

Since then, the number of plaintiffs has dwindled to only five men. A Sept. 27 trial date was cancelled when the defendants Texas Stadium the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and the City of Irving asked for a jury trial on the spot-zoning issue. SUBSEQUENTLY. that Nov.

5 jury trial date was cir- cemvented when the plaintiffs withdrew the portion of the text out of the suit, leaving only the constitu- tinonal issue. The council, which initially launched the study this summer in two parts a Phase I series of meetings for the seven areas of the study and a Phase II updating of zoning from the original 1953 zoning ordinance to the 1964 comprehensive Zoning Ordinance has decided it wants a long-range review of zoning and land uses through 1985. So it has decided to postpone final action of the individual areas in the study until after the first of the year to give the Planning and Zoning Commission and the city's Department of Community Development time to make the 1985 long-range study. But while the council likely will postpone action, residents and property owners in the two areas are encouraged to attend tonight meeting and testify. Mayor Dan Matkin told the Daily News yesterday.

Any additional citizen's input into the study, said the mayor, will be beneficial to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Department of Community Development in making recommendations to the counci. THE Texas Stadium change order is the first step in starting construction on the long- pianned-but-money-delayed convention center and theater- in-the-round at the stadium complex. The City of Irving, with $1.5 million of the original $31.5 million in Texas Stadium bond funding budgeted for the convention center but faced with an estimated price tag of $2 million or more for it. two weeks ago worked out an agreement with Texas Stadium Corp. officials which could see the opening of bids for the center next month and the start of construction soon after.

With higher estimated construction costs than originally planned, what was worked out is an agreement in which the city will use the $1.5 million for construction of the center and payment of fees while Texas Stadium Corp. will pay the additional costs estimated to run as high as $800.000 above the $1.5 million to equip and furnish it. Several routine items also are on the agenda for the council's meeting tonight, including three bid items. Weather forecast IRVING weather will be fair and warm through Friday. The low tonight will be around 45, the high Friday around 78.

Daily Ncwi Photo by Rick Noal PUT YOUR LITTLE FOOT FORWARD Tanya Baily and Carl Moses practice for qp Irving YMCA dance recital Tuesday at 7:30 at Irving Community Theater, 2nd and Lucille streets. Karen Legere is teacher and choreographer for the girls. Seven other acts are scheduled for the recital, of which all but two special acts are from the YMCA. Daily News Photo by Rick Neal A FAMILY AFFAIR Looking out a window to see carolers singing Christmas favorites is one of the traditions of the season. And a family Christmas caroling night is on tap Monday at Lee Park Recreation Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Families such as the Klimkos ore invited. Back row, from left, are Sue, Greg Doug and Mrs. Pat Klimko. In front are Joan and Tom Klimko. Crippled children smile through pain Christmas party brings glow The girl was about 13.

She had a big smile on her face as her eyes sparkled with happiness. But behind the sparkle of her eyes, flashes of pain were mirrored reflecting her courage. IN ANOTHER WARD, the little boy wore a big grin which belied his pain, and at times he would wince and a scow would fight his smile trying to distort, his glowing face, sometimes succeeding. But finally the smile would win out and the pain would be stymied and the smile would be back AT FIRST GLANCE, an onlooker would think the typical Chrisfmos spirit prevailed at the party and that everyone was happy. But looking past the temporarily joyous faces one realizes that the girl with the sparkling eyes is burned over 90 per cent of ner body, and that the little boy is deformed from the waist down.

And there are many more children with severe ailments. To see children in such a way, knowing they join their friends for a romp in the woods or a bicycle ride, or even a game of jacks, brings a heavy heart to most life-hardened adults. BUT TUESDAY NIGHT, the pain and suffering of the children at the Scottish Rite Crippled Hospital in Dallas was at least temporarily- What brings even temporary smiles, happiness and joy to children who are hospitalized, lonely and The annual Irving Police and Fire Department party for these children. refreshing to see kids and to know what going one police officer said. complain about their lot.

In fact, many are taking their injuries and suffer ing very well. makes me count my blessings," he added. About two dozen Irving policemen and firemen provided the party for the children. Gifts were donated by Irving merchants. So, thanks to the kindness and thoughtfulness on the part of merchants, policemen and firemen, for awhile little eyes shone, smiles prevailed, kids and laughter reigned at least temporarily and amid flashes of pain and suffering.

Painting to start on Marlboro ad at stadium tower The theme tower at Texas Stadium will soon be finished as painters are due this week to begin painting a Marlboro cigarette advertisement on one side of the thre -sided tower BERT ROSE. Texas Stad ium general manager, said this week that oneof the i2-foot by 90-foot panels has been com pleted and painters will start work while construction workers finish putting up the other two sides. Two of the sides of the tower are due to be fini.sht'd by the first of the year when Marl boro officials come to Irving to inspect the sign and decide on whether or not to pick up the option on the third side. WORD ADS i.ET Clatiditd adi Irving Duiiy proof BABY bod, high inkmti to 2 yrs otlff m.i. iby rioodv ad ron ond $50 from.

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