THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE TH5EI Grieved Mother Finds Relief In Overseas Jaunts .By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Mrs, Agnes Gotez spent last Christmas in Frankfurt, Germany. She'll probably be in Casablanca this year. She covers a lot of ground for a woman who spent most of her adult years as a housewife. A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS Three years ago, she \vas a contented home maker in Dnyton, Ohio. Then tragedy struck. Her mother died. Two weeks later ,her newly married daughter. 19, was struck by bulbar polio. Within five days she was dead. It was a rugged blow to lose her mother and her only child within such a brief period. Her life seemed to lose its purpose. Her husband is Col. Joseph Goetz. Air Force officer in charge of supplying entertainment for all the services. He brought her to Hollywood, where he was arranging a star junket to entertain troops in Alaska and to premiere Port of Nation Gets Relief From Cold By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tlie eastern half of the nation, with the exception of the Northeast, today got a little relief froni the cold weather of the past several days. Temperatures dropped as much as 22 degrees early today in the northeastern part of the country. It was around zero in sorne of the snow-covered areas in New England. The warming extended from eastern Nebraska and Missouri eastward Across Illinois and Indiana to lower Michigan and Ohio. Temperatures were up 5 to 10 degrees in Florida, with readings in the middle 40s. Readings, however, generally were below normal over most of the southeastern part of the country. Snow flurries were reported In Upper Michigan and New York. Yesterday's top mark was 81 at Alice. Tex., while the lowest was 3 above at Mt. Washington, N. H. In New York it was' 28 and cloudy. "World in His Arms." "We were in the commissary at Universal International," Mrs. Goetz recalls. "Bill Goetz ino relation), who was head of the studio then, dropped by and suggested thai I go along on the trip as sort of wardrobe mistress for the girls. "At first I didn't think much of the idea. But then I thought it might be good for me. I realized that I had been shunning the company of young people ever since my daughter died. I guess it was a subconscious thing, so I wouldn't remember and be hurt again." She decided ,to go alone. The girls — Ann Blyth, Lori Nelson. Joyce Holden and others — were all her daughter's age, and she enjiyed being with them. She was too- busy taking care of their clothes to revive any memories. Last Christmas, Mrs. Goetz hit the global road again. She went along as manager on one of the many entertainment tours Hollywood sends to American service men everywhere at Christmastime. Her unit was headed by Maxie Rosenbliom a n d went throughout Germany, France, Iceland and the Azores. This Christmas she again manages the Rosenbloom tour and the group is going- to North Afrfca. Cuba. Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Her future trips may take her to more distant places. One of the plans is to accompany a long-hair group of classical artists to India, Pakistan and other places. Sctooge wished everyone he jaw a "Merry Christmas," and topped things oft by going to church. Then he went to his nephew Fred's house. "It's I. Your Uncle Scrooge. I hove come to dinner. Will you let me in, Fred?" Advertising Pays DENVER I.'P) — Frank Ross. 32. shower up in the do\vntou'n area carrying his young daughter and a sign pleading for a job. Two days later he picked a $112-a-week oil field position from among 25 offers. SevenChildren, Mother Perish In Two Fires COLUMBUS. Ohio <JP) — Seven young children and a mother died yesterday in two separate fires that swept through homes in adjoining western Ohio counties. Burned to death at Urbuna. Ohio, were Norman Sivets Jr., 2, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sivets, and his two stepsisters, Willn Dean Adams, 9, and Ruby Adams, '6. Mrs. Sivets, 32, died a few hours later at Urbann's Mercy Hospital, and another son, Simon Adams 7, succumbed late last night. Sivets and a 10-month-old baby. Kenneth, whom he rescued, are in "fair" condition at the hospital. Ail oil stove exploded, setting the home on fire. In Springfield, 13 miles south of Urbana, Bruce Huffman, 3, and his sisters Valotie, 2, and Sherry, l! months, died in a lire starting from Quick Theft Nets $3,000 BALTIMORE w> — Irving wolf. salesman for a home furnishing store, loaded the company cur with Christmas orders he intended to deliver. Leaving: the keys in the ignition, he went back into" the office. There he motioned toward the car and asked a secretary to keep an eye or. it. But the vehicle already was missing. A fleet thief had driven oft with $3,000 worth of merchandise. Blanket Question Yet Unsolved LOS ANGELES W—Even though firemen are .supposed to be robust, athletic and ready to jump out of bed, aren't they entitled to the comfort of an electric blanket white they arc in bed? There are differences of opinion hereabouts concerning this com- plex que.stlon. Chief George Courser of the San Dictio Fire Department ordered electric blunkcts removed from fire stiitions there. But Chief Keith Klinger of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said yesterday that new stations will be equipped wUh electric outlets near the beds of firemen. Noticed Ringing In His Ears MISSOULA. Mont, '.fl — "You're lucky it wasn't 12 o'clock." unsympathetic cronies told Richard Pulis as he stap^ered down from lhe courthouse dome with a bad ease of nerves. But he couldn't licav them. 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