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MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NDfl Santa C/aus Moves South; Kids Like It, But Old Folks Dorit NOGALES, Mexico (AP) - Santa Claus is moving in south of the borfer, and the old folks don't Uke il. ,But the kldS TaUy^ruckloads of Christmas trees - more than ever before the U. S. Customs Service says — cross the mterna- Upnalboundary line from Arizona into this bustling border town. Trotsky's Killer Denies He's Been Paid by Russia Older Mexicanos shake their sombreros as they see these symbols of the "Gringo's" Christmas roll by. They fear the kids, increasing fondness for Santa may wreck their own symbol of Christmas, the Nacimiento, a miniature portrayal of the straw-filled manger at Bethlehem. Santa's influence is spreading into drab Mexican homes, where twinkling Yuletide lights gleam through more windows than ever. Mexican children have sent letters to the Nogales Ariz. Herald listing their Christmas wishes for the pudgy resident of the North Pole to deliver Christmas eve. More realistic Mexican children crowd around Spanish-speaking Grand Opera Is Latest in Movies ROME UFt— Grand opera is the latest European movie cycle.. And appropriately, the singing dramas are going before the cameras In Italy, a tend where every city has its own opera house and the ordinary citizen is as likely to hum an aria as a neapolitan love song. The Italians warmed up with a few operas filmed just as they're played on the stage, and with no attempt to overcome the heftiness that sometimes accompanies a good voice or the difference in movie and operatic styles of acting. Marilyn, Joe on Date HOLLYWOOD (If) — Marilyn Monroe and her former husband, Joe DIMaggio, dined together again last night, this time at a Malibu restaurant. It is one of several dates they have had since the actress obtained a divorce Oct. 27 but they have consistently said "we're just good friends." Santa Clauses In the department stores. The elder Mexicans concede Santa does a magnificent job when functioning in his own territory — on the American side of the border. "But each foot in his own shoe," they say. The traditionalists hold that Santa Is a strictly northern Institution. If they could figure out a way to do it with typical Mexican politeness, they would gladly send him packing, jingle bells and all. They see Santa flying in with his eight reindeer to break up their Christmas posadas — nightly processions starting Dec. 16 to commemorate the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. For when the religious processions weave through the narrow streets, the little dark eyes of Mexican children will begin to look skyward — for that jolly little man with a sleigh. Con Gentle, Literate 'Halls Of Ivy' Succeed on Television? MEXICO CITY Wi — Jacques Mornard, the man of mystery who tilled Leon Trotsky, says rumors that the Russians have made payments to him during his 14 years imprisonment here are untrue. Revealing a few of his secrets for the nrst time in talks with reporters, he added sardonically that Moscow had not done right by him. He refused to elaborate. Mornard was sentenced to prison three years after he murdered Trotsky, the exiled rivol of Joseph'Sta- lin, Aug. 20. 1940. The Mexican government avoided connecting Mornard with Stalin (luring his trial, but the Supreme Court said in a recent review of the case there was complete evidence Communist agents sent Mornard to Mexico specifically for the assassination. Mornard specifically denied yesterday that the Soviets paid him for the job and insisted he must work for a living. He has been running a profitable radio repair service in prison. For the first time he admitted he is a Belgian by birth'. Asked about his politics, he said, "I am of the extreme left, the left, the left." He added he would be honored to be asked to Join the By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD l.fv-Can n gentle, literate comedy succeed on television? Ronald Colman is gambling a year of his time and talents that it can. He and his lovely wife Benita Hume are starring in a filmed series based on their radio show The Halls of Ivy. It will be OP CBS-TV Tuesdays. Of course , the Colmans are getting paid for their efforts, but the profit on the first run of a TV series is minor compared to what can be made if the films are good enough to be reshown. The Halls 01 Ivy goes against the trend in TV comedy. There Mexican Communist party. A parole appeal from his 20-year term may be acted upon this month. Stagger baking pans on the oven rack to provide the best circulation and least consumption of heat. DOWN TO EARTH SALE December 15,1954 Pontotoe, Mississippi 60 Registered Angus Cattle At Auction An opportunity for you to buy cattle at reasonable prices. The pedigrees are good with such tribes represented as Hardwickmere, Blueblood Lady, Pride of Aberdeen, Lucy, Blackap and other equally famous families. This sale affords the average farmer a chance to get into the Angus business with good cattle and without paying fancy prices. A good heifer will be given away as attendance prize. Hillbilly music at noon. Lunch available at the farm. LEMVIN FARMS PONTOTOC, MISS. 6 .C. Lemon, Owner George Kurtz, Auctioneer M. C. Jenkins, Sales Mgr. Sale at farm 5 miles northwest of Pontotoe on Hwy. 15. re no hurled pie.s, splashing seltzer bottles or buggy pants. The Colmans behave like educated human beings, still managing to et into humorous situations. The show has to fight for its audience with three of the broadest of comics—Milton Berle, M a r t h a Raye and Bob Hope. "But our sponsors seem to (eel that there are a number of viewers who would like less raucous entertainment." snid Caiman during a brief rest between scenes. "They are the ones we are aiming at." The English-born actor, as handsome as ever with grcyinc hair, admitted he had been contending to make the show even gentler than it had been. The show, which concerns the academic life of a college president and his actress Identification OKLAHOMA CITY Ifl — Eleven- year-old Gary Hasklns. on a visitor's tour of the Jail, got his fin. gerprints taken. After the prints were recorded, Gary commented: 'Now I'll get stuck for every crime committed around the house." wife, first used canned laughter. These phony laughs on filmed shows have nettled many a viewer. Colman sympathizes with them. "1 didn't feel it was necessary, but the advertising agency insisted on the laugh track." he said. "Finally I got them to try It without the'laughs, and I feel the show was better that way. 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