The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 24, 1953
Page 11
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tVUMDAT, DECEMBER M, IN* BLYTOTK.LI (AMC.f OOUMIBH KIWI Inmates of Montana State Prison Help Santa with Gifts for Needy •T TOM MAOPOX DMt iODGE, Mont, (ff) —Big lundt eirtfuUy cut out tiny doll dreiMi. Other* MW pattern! to tcthv. 8tlU others und ind paint b*tt«nd toyi. fat S»nta's workshop has a Montan* BUM Prison branch. Th« pri»on's ca»tle corner turret* and gingerbread trim look up Irom De«r Lodge Valley to snowy cap* of the Continental Divide-a likely letting tor one of Sta's toy factorial. li- Here Santa's workers are felons, "with loft hearts. "' Five thousand toys have gone out to some 3,500 needy kids this Christmas season. These Santa Claus workers, of course, never know who gets their 'toys, but that doesn't dim their enthusiasm. •The prisoner-foreman of a crew of about 15 inmates is a strapping fellow. His predecessor was so moved by the toy worlc that after ;he went free he wrote back twice '.to ask how It was going. He was told "Just fine" by the friendly woman who has been the toy shop's contact outside the high stone walls for seven years. She ; is Mrs. Fern Baker, secretary to Warden Fay O. Burrell. The enthusiasm is contagious. Civic groups in 21 Montana communities contribute used toys. Stores give remnants for dresses or paint. A truck line hauls the re- 1 finished playthings free. Law officers and others also help deliver. ' Inmates are selected for the toy shop york. "Although they actually work harder than at some other jobs, the men like it because of the feel- ting of doing something worthwhile, ijffhey write home and tell their T?amilies how much they like it," '' says Warden Burrell. "It's the best moral* builder we ; have." Most toys are stockpiled. It may : take two battered bikes to make one good one. Some toys are intercepted, in the main office. If in good condition, they go directly to the outbound store room. ' These include play pistols. Even ; a bizarre ray gun of the future was kept from prison hands. It's an all-year project, but the atmosphere changes with the arrival of the yuletide season. . Guards notice surprising changes ' in usually grim faces of felons Hard expressions go soft as rough hands fix a dolly's dress, or paint a fresh eye. or restore a mama voice. An inmate can ask that his • children get some of the toys. Otherwise, they go to the needy, ' picked by local contributing groups. CAMPUS CHRISTMAS BELLE-Most anyone would like to wake up.Christmas morning and find Ingrid Hillstrom in their stocking. The pretty coed from Upsala College, N. J., was named Jersey.state campus queen and will take part in the American Campus Queen contest to be held in New York City on Dec. 26. Offering her encouragement are from left to right: Dorothy Brooks, Evangeline Grief, and Diana Held. Winner of the contest eets a S3500 crize. No More Quatro , ANA, Calif. (fl>) - Considering the sloppy way most people tack st., ave., pi., or dr. to mailing addresses, postmen have had a legitimate beef in one sub- | division. Mail, public utility and ' delivery men have been required to j find addresses on Q~atrp Way ; Qatro Lane, Quatro Place and Quatro Drive, all close together. So the four streets have been renamed Figueroa, Bewley, Gunther and Jackson, respectively. Crater Laite, in southern Oregon, has no known inlets or out'"lets. Buy Your ELECTRIC TRAIN Complete With All Accessories • Light Fixtures & Appliances • Complete Wiring Service • Free Estimates Gladly Furnished Serving Bly&eville Since 1920 Day Phone 3371 Night Phones 4641-2527 Rtds Dissatisfied; Not Enough Polts Learning'Russian VIENNA, Austria (* — The Warsaw radtp said yesterday that the Poles must make a greater effort to learn Russian. A broadcast from the Polish capital said more than 8,000 courses in the Russian language are being carried out In the country. But the broadcast said that the "central committee lor the teaching of Russian" felt that many more classes must be started as soon as possible. Russian has oeen the second language in Polish schools since the communists took over power. Previously it was German. Locust; Menace Jordan AMMAN. Jordan (*l — The worst attack of locusts in 23 years is predicted for Jprdnn following an unusually early appearance of locust swarms. Normally locusts arrive later and their eggs hatch after most of .the crops have been harvested. Action against locusts is not taken during the present stage — only after the eggs are laid. THI LITRE TMI THAT TALKID A CkrirtntM Story By WALT SCOTT Terry Moore and Ermine Scanties Reach Korea SEOUL UV-Movie actress Terry Moore brougth her controversial ermine panties and bra to Korea yesterday. But, she told newsmen, she won't wear them in a show unless she gets full army approval — highly unlikely in view of the storm of protest in the United States when it was announced she would wear them for troops in Korea, She really doesn't need the con- j troversia] costume. She drew a huge throng of soldiers and airmen when she walked down the plane's ramp in slacks and a blue sweater. Miss Moore was a member of one of three groups of movie actors and actresses arriving today for 10 days of holiday shows. Some Greenland Eskimos live more than 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle Back in Business MOUNDVILLE, W. Va. (^—Police are looking [or the 22-year-old State Penitentiary prisoner who was released the other day. They say he stole an automobile one hour after leaving cne prison gates. Read Courier News Classified Ads Rusty Lubricant INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. W) — An anticorrosive lubricant put on Jocks of the city's 270 parking meters corroded every one of them, Lee Stone, the man in charge of the meters, reported. The substance also damaged $10 worth of tools that Stone carries. The City Council ordered Clerk Vernon L. Peterson to write a protest to the Ohio manufacturer of the "lubricant," BILL CHERRY LONA CRONK HELEN HALCOM RUTH RASPBERRY ANN HOWARD MYRA RICHARDSON MARGARET McGREGOR fecause it is the Christmas Season ana because we want to wish every happiness to our friends, we send our Holiday Greetings. For their kind thoughts and loyal support — for the many courtesies and hearty cooperation given to us this past year, we offer our sincerest thanks. So, here's an old greeting that's ever new — A Merry (Christmas ana > A Happy New Year, too!

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