The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 23, 1954
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1954 Elderly Janitor Is Trying to Get His Nine Kids Here by Christmas CLEARFIELD Utah (AP) — Mike Kalsancvas is expecting word from Greece today that will tell him whether he will spend Christmas with his nine children Mike can spend the holiday with the children if he wants - Uncle Sam took care of that yesterday The Stale Department said in Washington that passports would be ready tomorrow for ?h of his children who are in Athens, Greece - but it also denied a passport to his wife because she has an infectious disease. Now Mike says it's up to the kids whether they, wani to leave their mother behind and come to the United States. If they decide to come, they can fly here by Christmas. A Janitor Mike, 66, is a janitor at the naval supply depot here. He lives with two of his children in Sart Lake City. A son is expected home today after serving with the Army in Korea. For seven years he has been dreaming of having his family with him in America. Several times in recent weeks he has thought his dreams would come true. But there has always been interference. First there was not enough money. Then workers at the naval! depot chipped in more than $2.500. Red Tape Next there was red tape to be cut. Two sailing dates, wore canceled. Sen. Arthur V. Watkms iR- Utah) was asked to Help. Truius World Airlines offered its a^-siM- ance. Watklns said in Washington yesterday that the State Department would have passports for the six children ready in Athens tomorrow. But there would be none for Mrs. Katsanevas. She has acute amoeblasis. a disease that is infectious, but curable. When asked If he wanted the children to come on even If their mother had to remain behind, Mike said: "Yes, I do,' he said, but then he added: "But I'm a little blue without my wife I guess I'd rather have them all come together. It's bard for me to take care of the kids withiut their mother. "Itfs up to the kids now." Their answer is expected today. THEY SHOULD BE HAPPY—Thomas Lopcinan and his family have every reason to be happy—a geologist confirmed the claim that there's uranium on Lopcman's farm in Peoria, 1U. Things have been rough for the family (14 children) but they hope there'll be better things ahead alter the government inspects and approver, the find. Buddy Boer Plans Divorce LOS ANGELES Wi — Attorneys for actor Buddy Bner, 39, and his estranged wife, May Mann, 37. sny they may reach nn understanding before their appearance In domestic, relations court next Wednesday. The reconciliation didn't materialize yesterday when the former heavywelght boxer and Miss Mnnn. who was Miss Utah in 1936, were in court on her petition for $618.50 temporary alimony in connection with her separate maintenance suit. While the court continued I he Rest Ordered For Librace HOLLYWOOD I/I') — Libcracc Is liikiiif- a vacation from hlu plant) until ne.xt Feb. 1 because o! hcarl strain. Tlie musician's physician Dr Joseph 1. Marx said after milking an exhaustive checkup that Llbe- tncc's condition is "neither critical nor serious," but that he has a mild and temporary heart strain He advised him to continue his vacation through January. Llberace's lawyer John R. Jacobs Jr. said Ills client's cxhausl- liiK schedule since IBM without, vacation or rest, and especially his "rxniHIiiR and prodiKlous work schedule on television and concert peiiormances In the last three years", has made a rest advisable. Salvation Army Aids Benefactor While the court conunura me HUNTINOTON, W. Va (« case for a week, Miss Mann, dab- James Lee Vnnce went Into town blng at her eyes, said: "He was so yesterday _ three days before B • Christmas—to pick up toys for his Ihree children from the Salvation Army. He returned to a home corn- fond In his love for me for six years that I can't believe It's real ly over." Basr didn't make a statement. pletoly destroyed by fire. Sfar-hright, . Our wish to you— •' That Christmas Stars .*; make your wishes come true! DELTA LUMBER COMPANY., Ifc We Will Be Closed * ^ All Day Friday/ December 24 And All Day Christmas Scouts Admit Dying Youth MONTEBELLO. Calif, f/l'l—The Boy Scouts here have waived their 11-year BRO requirement so that, 10-yenr-old Robert Preston White can be sworn into their ranks. Robert, rniKfid his rlRht hand in Jr., doomed by cancer of the liver the Boy Scout oath last night at at Los Angeles General Hospital where he is undergoing treatment, He believes he will continue in true Boy Scout tradition. "I've waited n IOIIK time to Ire- come a Kcout," he suit! solemnly Ten days HRO Tic celubnitfic: Christmas. Doctors advised Ills parents to have the celebrnUon early for I hey feared he might no I live until Christinas Day. No one was injured, but firemen could not save any part of the smnl rented home. The family'* furniture, clothing, betiding, rookinp utensils, groceries and Christ mm tree were nil lost in the I lames Firemen estimated the lass at $4,500. The Salvadon Army s*mt cloth- Ing and suid the family could stnj at cltiulel In Hunt-lngton until housing [irraiiRemenU could be made. OSCEOLA NEWS Bjr Betty* Nell* Starr Mrs Bob Cromer enierialnea embers of the Widows Pitch Club Friday, evening. Additional gueits were Mrs. Ed Bowles, Mrs. Sam Coble and Mrs. George Doyle. A ialad plate was served preceding ,he evening's entertainment. Mrs. V. C. Colbert won high score, Mra A. P. Williams won low. [if* Carmen Poitras is home Irom Brenau, in Gainesville, Ga , here-she Is attending school. Buck Alexander came home over the weekend from the university. Jean Driver Kendrtck and Carolyn Edrington, also students at the university, arrived over the weekend to spend the holidays. Miss Billie Gaines Mann has arrived from Oauchita College. Miss Joyce Cannon student at Hendrix is .pending her vacation with her parents, Mr, find £lrs. Cliff Cannon. Carolyn Reed also a student at Hendrix is home for Christmas. Donald Watson, student at Austin College In Austin, Tex. ,is spending Christmas with his par- tnts, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Watson. Jr. Carol Jones and Judy Asho- more, students at Lusanne School Cor girls in Memphis, arrived home Friday to spend Christmas with their parents. Mrs, Joe Rhodes, Si 1 ., entertained with a neighborhood drop-in Saturday for two guests of Mrs. J. S. McCants, her sisters. Miss Sally and Miss Jean Donaldson ol Macon, Ga. Entering the Rhodes home, festive note was displayed when the guests were ushered into the dining room for refreshment* from an Imported Chinese table cloth embroidered In red roses. The vivid red was picked up In the stntely red tapers that flanked a centerpiece of holly and red berries. Mrs. Frank Rhodes presided at the coffee service. An array of holiday treat* enhanced the dining room with It's colorful holiday atmosphere. Monday afternoon Mrs. McCants Invited Miss Barbara Brown ol Norwich, England, to her home to meet her two sisters. Others dropping In were Lamnr Mayo, his mother, , Mrs. M. L. Mnyo, Mrs. J nines booney and Mrs. K. J. Kenrney. Small sandwiches, rnke and Lea was served during the afternoon. Mrs. CarroU Wittson drove to Norman, Okla., last week to return her son, Frank Watson, home for the holidays. Prank is attending aviation scbool in Norman and wll be home for two weeks. Lloyd Stflnflll, Jr., stationed at Gunlcr Airfield, Ala., IB home loi the holidays. Raymond Lloyd nnd son of Lil- bome. Mo., were In Osccoln ovei the weekend to visit Mr. Lloyd's U'othnr, Claude Lloyd, who wa patient in Oscenla Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lloyd Is now recnpirating al. his home after an emergency opera (Ion. Mr. nnd Mrs. Albert Gnllinl nn- r.ovmce the birth of tv son born Sat- urdiiy night nt St. Joseph Hospital lii Memphis. The baby has been named David Joseph. Mr. and Mrs. W. I 1 . Hale were In CrawfordsviUe Sunday to spend the day with Mr. Hale's son, Holt Hale, and family. One of the highlights of the holiday season was the Christmas dance of the Semlnole Club given ay four teen-agers Monday night. Decorations that complement the young in heart were selected for the dance by the tour young hostesses, Sue Quinn Wilson, Bettye Lynn Speck, Jerry Driver and Gene Cox. Quite a number, of out-of-town gue&ts were present. Included in the guest list were Wade Quinn and Ed Quinn of Memphis, cousins of Miss Wilson. During intermission the parents of the four, jnnvited the hundred guests in the dining room where refreshments were served buffet-style. Bill Gillespie of Sikeston is spending part of hi* holiday vacation with Wade and Ed Quinn who are guest* of their grandmother, Mrs. Ed Quinn. Mrs. Quinn and her two grandsons are leaving tomorrow for Memphis where they will spend Christinas. The annual Christmas party for employees and their fajnilies of radio station ROSE was given Sat- '.irday afternoon at the station. Christmas greens and red berrie.i and a Christmas tree provided the decorations for the party. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Dean enter- tained eight couples Sautrday night at their home with an old fashioned Christmas dinner. The dinner served buffet style was centered around roasted turkey and baked ham. Elaborate Christmas decorations set. the theme of the party. This has been an annual event for the couple for several years and is looked forward to with great anticipation. Following the Bountiful me»l the guests played canasta. Ed Bowles won high score for the men and Mrs. David Laney won high score for the ladies. ARKANSAS GLASS and PAINT CO. 105 E. 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