The News from Frederick, Maryland on December 5, 1951 · Page 5
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Frederick, Maryland
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Wednesday, December 5, 1951
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SANTA and the MAGIC MIRROR by LUCRECE HUDGINS He Was IheMeanest Looking Man Belinda Mad Ever Seen or Preamed of. _ SYNOPSIS: Belinda meets Mr. Lump's little boy, Thomas, who is very unhappy because he has never had a Christmas in his house. She decides to take Tommy to Santa in the department store. CHAPTER TWO THE MEAN MR. LUMP Tomy Lump brushed the tears from his eyes and stared at Belinda, i ·'Hoy could you take me to Santa?'* he asked. "Well," said Belinda, "of course it isn't really Santa. I mean it's Poppy. Poppy's my father and he's Santa Claus. Do you see'" No, Tommy didn't see at all. So Belinda explained how Poppy had a job as a department store Santa and since Tommy had never seen a Santa Claus Belinda would take him to see Poppy. And moreover, she said, she was sure Poppy would be able to do something about Tommy Lump's father who never let Christmas come into his house Tommy listened eagerly to all this but at the end he shook his head hopelessly. "My father would never permit it," ne sa!d. "I will ask your father," said Belinda and she ran up the marble steps to the door. "Oh don't!" cried Tommy, leaping to his feet. "You don't know--" But Belinda was already standing in the'vast hall of the cold, sad lnous* and knocking at the door. Now I want to tell you about Jeremiah Lump. Tommy's father. He was a mean and miserable man. There wasn't room in his life for anything except money. He filled the banks with money and then he dug a big hole in the floor of his cellar and buried money there. He didn't live like a rich man because he couldn't bring himself to spend the money for grand furnishings or servants or automobiles or even clothes. So even though he made a great deal of money in business the money never did anything but take uj more space under the cellar floor! His wife was dead and he lived alone with his son, Thomas. He never brought clothes for the boy until the old ones were in rags. He never brought the boy a toy or took him to a circus or a theatre or on a vacation because those things cost money and Mr. Lump was too mean to spend money. Belinda did not know all this about Mr. Lump. She only knew he was a rich man and it was a shame Tommy had never seen Santa Claus and she, Belinda, was going to do something about it. When she got no answer to her knock at the door she touched it gently and it opened. She waved back at Tommy, said, "I'll be right back!" and walked in. It was so darK In the house she could hardly see. But she didn't have to worry about bumping into furniture because there was hardly any to bump. She "wandered around until she saw a hght in a little room at the back of the house. She went in and there at a desk, sat Mr. Lump. "I'm Belinda," said Belinda gently. "I've come to see--" Mr Lump sprang up and a handful of papers scatered to the floor. He had been adding columns of figures and he was fu- DAIRY FARM -- FOR SALE This fine farm is located less,than four miles from Frederick on good hard road. 184 acres of land in high state of cultivation. 135 acres of which is crop land, 24 acres permanent pasture with stream and plenty of shade, balance woodland. Six-room home Avith bath. 60 x 100 bank and'dairy barn (30 stanchions). 2 brick silos (12x40), and all necessary outbuildings. Sale to include 34 head of cows, 4 heifers, 1950 Ford Tractor fully equipped, baler, wagons and all other necessary farm equipment new or in first class condition. Will sell farm alone or with stock and equipment. Call us for details and appointment to inspect. M.D. HARP AGENCY -Realtor* Pythian Castle Building Phone 729 REMEMBER Christmas is only a few weeks away Don't let the lack of cash spoil your holiday plans. See us now to get §50 to $250 or more for your many extra Holiday expenses. You can get the money.quickly and easily, on just your signature, car, or other security. Fast, courteous, private service, i --COME IN OR PHONE ANY TIME-RITCHIE ASSOCIATES FINANCE CORPORATION 2 East Church St. Frederick, Maryland Telephone 2100 ifocferm Upright Style fire*fo»« 19 CU. FT. FOOD FREEZER · Sub-zero temperature fast-freezes 50 Ibs. of food at one Urn*. · Holds 065 Ibs. of frozen foods. · Takes no more floor space than a 10 cu. ft. model. · Sensational new Santocel insulation--Twice as efficient · Economical to operate. · 5-year warranty. REFRIGERATION SERVICE EXPERT REFRIGERATION MECHANIC FOR HOME -- FARM -- COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION UNITS BARTGIS ZIMMERMAN, INC. FIRESTONE HOME AND AUXO SUPPLIES Phone 2010 Frederick, Md. 36 E. Patrick St. rious oecauso n« naa «aaea ·* j 473.895 dolars and now he would have to start all over again. He glared at Belinda from beneath ((reat black eyebrows. He was the meanest looking man Belinda had ever seen or dreanied of. He never said a wotd. Just glared, Belinda lost her voice entirely. Presently she felt her knees begin to shake. Sh« smiled faintly at Mr. Lump the way you would if you found yourself In a cage with a lion and you wanted the lion to know you meant it no hai m. But a*growl began curling up in Mr. Lump's throat and Belinda stopped smiling and turned and ran out of the house. "1 told you! I told you'" cried Tommy, standing on the steps. "He won't even talk to children!" "Does he know you are out here?" she asked Tommy. The boy nodded. "I guess so. I just sit here all day." Belinda took his hand. "Come with me,' Tommy. We'll RO see Santa." The boy stood up and took Belinda's hand. "I'll go!" he said. With a breathless laugh the two children ran down the sidewalk and disappeared around the corner. Not a moment too soon, either, for hardly had they gone, than the door opened and Mr. Lump stormed out on the marble stairs of the house. (Next: Trouble For Poppy) Popcorn Is a warm-se-ason crop; it grows best in the warmer parts of the United States. (Advertisement) ECZEMA itching Infections Athletes Foot for Quick RefiV/ and Getod Ketultt Get the Famau* VICTORY OINTMENT at your druggist. The Army Favoritt VICTORY OINTMENT is while and jcrcaseless (no ufl-r appearance). A marvelous remedr for itching skin troubles. Jnr» or Tubes. Don't delay gci VICTOR? «o*f«iy. Sold in Frederick by Williamson's »ru£ «tore and Allen's Cut Rule; or your hometown TRUSSES and SUPPORTS rescnptions WILLIAMSON'S DRUG STORE 12 North Market St. Phone 68 FAI11VIEW AVENUE LOOK AT THESE FEATURES:-1st flr.--OL. R. 11^x26; D. R. 13x13, semi-parlor Ij»x9^, kitchen and full bath. 2nd flr.--2 master bedrotns, 2 average bedroms, full bath (tile), {rood closet space, and storage attic. Basement under entire house, laundry tubs, oil fired hot water circulatory system, storm windows, fitted screens, Venetian blinds, attached single garage. This house is in splendid repair and located on large well landscaped lot of 75x180 running back to paved alley. See It Today -- Price $17,500.00 NED S. ZEILER "REALTOR- 102 N. Court St. Frederick, Md. |ie««cwBS«e«««E««p«««w««««*He^^^ OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS AT CHRISTMAS TIME $$ 50.00 $$ ALLOWANCE On any electric refrigerator, regardless of condition, in trade for New International Harvester refrigerator or International Harvester freezer. SEVEN DIFFERENT MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM To Suit i Free delivery within a reasonable distance. This offer expires Christmas eve, so act now. H. B.'DUVALL Frederick Md., Phone Frederick 1756 H. C. SUMMERS Jefferson, Md., Phone Frederick 276-.T-2 MONROVIA SUPPLY CO. Monrovia, Md., Phone New Market 2441 FARM EQUIPMENT CENTER Thurmont, Md., Phone Thurmont 4201 MERCER JONES SON DJckerson, Md., Phone Bwckeystown 314* New*, Frederick, Md., Wednesday, Pecotnber 5, 1951 THIRTEEN £tt*f*«!Cl«*Cl^ You'll Find The at ROSENOUR'S $ Warm, Handsome ROBES 7.95 -M 4.50 ^ Rayons, Wools or Gabardines In 25? all shades. PAJAMAS t Are Always Useful Choose from a wide selection of patterns, solid colors In coal and slip-over styles and ski typen. All sizes. *3 .50 UP BELTS SUSPENDERS GARTERS Her* are Rifts that he always means to buy himself--but ncv- «r does. .00 UP He Always Wants SWEATERS There's nothing like * warm 100% wool sweater to give him that Christmas grlow. "Wide selection in coat and slip-over niylnii in plain and novelty weaves. AH colors. $4 .95 SPORT SHIRTS /or hi ft vrurif n?etl Rayon gabardines, corduroys, wools, blends--a sport shirt for every man and every man needs them and wants them for Christmas. All colors and sizes. $2 95 UP JACKETS SURCOATS * Give him a warm Jacket or Coat from our outstanding selection of outerwear. There'i '» style to fit his wants anf needs-lined and unlined jacket* a.nd coats, leather and suede jackets. You'll find a handsoirie, useful, appreciated gift for every man on your Gift list at Rosenour's. We know what men prefer when it comes to gifts --so come in today and your gift worries are over. no other shirt butjhe VanHeusen i 5 v i " V /l has the soft collar that won't wrinkle... By a patented", can't-be-copied process this amazing collar is woven in one piece so it can't buckle, \\i\\ or wrinkle. We knoiv the Van ] Jensen Century is the most revolutionary shirt you've ever seen. Two collar models. Warm GLOVES He always needs gloves--warm knit wools, fur-lined leathers or pl(fskln or surd?. WALLETS and KEY CASES QQ T0 A wide selection matched sets. '2.95 Scarfs . $ 5.95 1.50 up HOSE 50c 1.50 Plain colors and fancies In short and Ion); styles. Easy SLIPPERS $ 3- 49 to $ 6- 95 Wool and Nylon MOC-SOCS ' $2.»8 Smart TIES Ties he'd buy himself--smart patterns, stripes, plain colors in fine quality materials and workmanship. Handsome Hats Top off his Christmas outfit with a handsome, new hat from our selection of latest styles and colors. Or, give him a Hat Certificate and let him choose his own. $5. $7.50 37 North Market St.

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