Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 283, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 23, 1948 Page: 2 of 2
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Shirts, Skiis And Womtn'i Slips
fTo Be Items Under The Xmes Tree
NEW V« KK, Dec. 23 UJh—
Shirti", xkix aitd women'* slips will
be the imwt plentiful items under
thf nation'* <hri tin.iH tree* to-
£niorrow niicht. if the wlrt uf New
York stores are any indication.
K -port* from four typical stores,
ranging from all department em-
porium* to exclusive tmnrn'ii iihops
*hoWed a complete reveraal in
trift buying trend* from lust year.
Meet For Program
All the rirrlrt of tht- Find Bap
tiat M. M. L. tint at the Churrh
Monday, Ikepinbrr Jo. at 3 p. m.
for a bumiDM meeting and mis-
Tht* Lu*it> r I'irrle presented thr
Jroffram Tiding" of lireat
oy To All People". Mr* W. L.
Burton introduced th. |>.irtu-ip,uit
on the program and led the Hing-
ing "f carol* wionipaniW by Mm.
J. J. Speer a! the Piano. Mrs. C.
I.. Martin s.inif the W. M. L'.
Hymn J Italy. After Mm. T. M.
(exidnight h.i'l ri\en th.- devotion-
al thought. the following
their purl* .Hid formed a *ilver
•tar on th. flannel bound a* they
spoke: Mis. (I. II. iiannisUT, Mm.
Hoyd M< koy, Mi«. Gilbert Hidings.
Mm. Truman A dredge. and Miaa
Loiiimc Mit«h.|l At th*4 foot of tlw
star was a beautiful manger scene
which had b«-. n previously arrang-
Thr conclusion of th* program
Most stores intrrpr* t> d it as n
return to normalcy.
A United I'res* survey a year
air 11 allowed that more women
wanted radio*. refrigerators, to;,.n
t>m, percnlatom, vacuum cleaners
and sewing machines than any-
It seems as if they'd got them
at 'hr:stmas ..r later. Su. h dur-
able household article* have slip-
ped off most gift list* as th. >
'have become more easily obtain-
What women are getting this
Christmas, :wcording to the stores
surveyed, is underwear, costume
jewelry and winter sports equip-
Skate*, skiis and the paraph, r-
nalia that go with them are the
biggest items in one larg. store.
Only toys and li«|Uor compete with
them in the number of trift saj.
Neglig.es and high-pri(jfd sli|j-
and nightgowns are the hig sellers
m a swank Fifth Avenue store.
Comport* which gathered dust on
the shelves a year ait" are going
out in gift wrappings at a bri:'k
puce this year, tiaudbu# - and cos
tume jewelry lead th. Ii t at an
• ■ther smart shop.
In men's departments. ■•hirtH re
gave a complete runaway at th. head
of the list in one store. Ai'th- r
reports a four way tie between
socks, ties, sweaters arid glows
all fairly traditional male gift*.
Thr siea. and the children too, of
ch.'iirse, are getting their share
of the heavy selling sport* equip-
Children's rifts are running
more heavily to clothing than they
was effectively presented by six j have in many years, aceitriling f..
women bringing gifts to the man-'one shop. Another reports heavy
ger representing M) Heart, My jsales in dolls, which are I.-s e\
Talents, My Hody. My Service, My. pensive than they w. re l.^t Ihris-
Time, and My Money. Itmas. There's also % brisk bu.-i
After the liem-diction, Santa | Mess in educational toys for pte-
Claus entered the p«nn and pre- 'school children, but:
sented gifts to the W. M. I*, offi
cers as follows: Mrs. iiilb. rt Hid-
ings, pre ident; Mrs. Itula Sowter,
secretary treasurer; Mrs. Royd Me-
Koy, recording secretary; Mrs.
Lynn Bridges, young people's lead-
"That has something to do with
the brithrate a few years ago,"
•fie Store executive said.
Dear Santa Oaus,
I want a pnir of skate*.
do not forget my sistem and do
%*t forget my sock. I live at 121 >6
Dear St. Nick,
I want a blue lunch kit for
Chriatmas. and a bicycle. 1 want
a pair of roller skates, too.
Beverly Ann Crowley
Rrnr Santa Glaus,
I am a big girl 8 years old. 1
want a baton for Oiristmas. I
have two little sistem. One is
eight months old and her name is
Becky. She wants a little doll. The
otker is two years old. She wants
a hie doll. We live at 121* W.
Please dont forget the child-
ren who dont 4c*r parents.
I'm a little boy S yearn old.
I want a doctor's set. My little
sister wants a nurse's set. I also
want a football. I'lease dont for-
get us. cause we have been real
Wayne Carlton a->d Ri>pe*t
Coles, wh< rn- attending the I'm
versify of Texas, art home or th ■
Mw* Law Ella Mock of Hou -t. n
in a he use guest of Mr. and Mr -.
i. i. -
Mr. and Mm. W. H. Rniley, |n|?
East Elm. have as their guest
their daughter. Mm. Frank Voider,
and her husband and son from
Pensaoda, Florida, for two weeks
fo Bowl 6mm
COLUMBIA, Mo., IW. *1 •«'
Mir>mri'> Tig«'r.-, lung distinguisii-
ed in coliegii.tt fo. I ball but not in
.-< a.-on bow! gang's, think they
finally have found an opponent
they ran heat in perfect record
Clernson, th.ir foe in the New
\ cur's I lay (iator B<iwl get-to-
I' - t.- the fa.-t that th^ Tisrer;
fr ' ' S iuth Carolina aro unbeaten
ard .inti d. *'< ;ch Don Faurot's
criw ha f *;:ti tica' edge Dortic'••
larly on offers' where it h:ii an
i\e,a?e of "71 yards net traineo
in ru hir.g ard pa--irg in 10 gam« «
M - ur i whi. h lost successively
t" rjrir. Tech in the Orange
R'lvrl i-i !<♦',!>, Fordham in tl-e
Sitrar It. wl in and lex a* iti
t;' Ce.'t.m 1 • vv' in !«♦■:«. thinks
♦hi tinv it is vvel) ••r|tii|«ps*«l to
- i:ip C. ii -on's It fame winning
-tr. .:k vihi.h stretches ov r tvo
* ■ -. in.-.
f'onch Don Fanrnt w:l| throw Ws
widi-Iv com. d idit-T formation a-
'-'ain-t «'l i.n*- sit gle wina: an<?
lhi i*..ntra>tinr cla-h in o'f.nses
" :,!l prodi;.' ,i v« iy int -n- -ti'i^
ifame, he thinks.
Tien>mmi I- aheut <ur ^peefl,"
he .i ill. "It • i:ght to ! • a hanl
fought and «! an gaine."
F.ium: wis very . phatic iboi t
if ts'ini' ' :u " that's th" hrano
of f<H.iV; iittli o.it of hand as
fa • a. i ■ iir'-< . ... i concerned.
'lb r i ting and ' -kir.? in col-
lei'i f M.tl.all iia.-j h t'un to out *
•t • ince th.- ruh's," he snid.
' i 1 • t. o Ujch 1 e «'f the fore-
■ •! ii h piline i n. I'd
i it!<• re' . 11. .1 by a fist than a
"If I'm t'i.t t. teach by Iw y« to
In' tn win foot ha tl games 111
•I'l t V bat pr irrpted Fr.uro- S
l.tt •• •••rmon on gridir n dean*
lir-i diil i' ' >ti'ii( diatelv meet the
i v. , but <!.. . observers rrcnll that
flaili-iir arm and legs ?>iet tfce
> y< • of . vt r-il of his grkfcltrs m
In that camralun Mi>.«ourl
fim .1 with a x-2 rec-rd with
I t" '>biii vtate in the firnt
Kan-, of the year io Oklahoma le
a bir ev.-n tit', game. Th« T r r*
ieortsl :;iif> 11. ints, a new Missouri
record, vbilt holding the op-
po-ition t. H7.
Mi- •uri" offense, operated Ky
Quarterhmk T n s Ents-ninger
r^arh'-d its rmk i fficiency against
Southern Mithodist in a 20 to J*
vi. torv that ranked with th^ major
up:«-ta of the year.
The roof fell in just once, Oktn-
hon a strnned l v a quick Tiger
toerhdown mared in retnliatien
nnd w- >n n 1' to 7 rout.
"They h'st hent the hell wnt i>f
us,"* Faurr.t said.
ITl «In sUllil
V CWwt learaa thai
•*h, Kin. baa mM
•s ■■■ ! bar a ltir
sans sad «aan sn in r
w SI. VlassalV aa
■art. Kla's allsrary
ip,rs la* Saaaa •• atea,
•Ma ber «M jaws, ftp
•A Merry uji thai after inlns
At awfil iMi^ltat t j|yar<
ta noT la tore mm4 marry. *****
a e e
TT was very early when Susan,
Aunt Jane and Merry tuckcd
themselves into the bdek seat of
the handsome Cadillac that had
been Kin's Chrutmas present to
Susan the year before.
Merry had been a little uneasy
that Susan might refuse to use the
car any mare; but Susan'* mouth
bed tightened grimly, as Aunt Jane
and Merry all but lifted her out
ot bed and got her dressed.
"Well, at least 1 got one nice
thing out of him before he threw
himself away on that common lit-
tle nobody," Susan said with a
peevish riciousness that shocked
Merry, kneeling before her work-
ing sheer nylons on Susan's legs.
Aunt Jane, whisking a clothes
brush unnecessarily over the smart
navy blue wool frock that Susan
was going to wear, stopped and
•tared at Susan angrily.
"One nice thing? You ungrate-
ful so-and-so!" Aunt Jane flared.
"The man has wrapped you in
luxury and carried you around on
a stiver platter for 20 years! One
niee thing, my foot!"
But Susan's thin face twisted
Into white, angry lines.
e e e
CUSAlf was too weak to walk
^ unaided down the stairs. With
Merry and Aunt Jane supporting
her tenderly, and with Su.san be-
ing every inch the tragic, heart-
broken figure, they finally got her
into the Cadillac, her coat
wrapped snugly about her, a
handsome afghan she herself bad
knitted about her knees, and •
look at self-consciously patient
suffering on her unmade-up face.
Aunt Jane smothered an impa-
tient sigh as she got in and pushed
her ample form into the meager
space Susan was willing to allow
her. And Merry followed. The
luggage had been stowed away,
such as had not been driven down
two days before in the station
wagon. And with Andrew impres-
sive in his well-tailored new uni-
form, and Lizzie upright beside
him, the car slid down the drive.
It was a 200-mile drive, and or-
dinarily Merry would h4ve loved
it. They seemed to be leaving even
the mild, make-believe winter be-
hind as they drove av/ay from
Marshallville. Gradually green
fields came into view; massive
live-oaks with their inevitable
draperies at Spanish moss lifted
their leaves against a cloudless
blue sky; dooryards revealed beds
of gay-faced pansics in full blos-
som. and here and there borders
of narcissi and January jessamine.
St Vincent's was reached by
crossing a narrow toll bridge
above a sluggish river the water
of which was inky black, with the
late afternoon suiflight dancing
on it in little silver ripples,
A JERRY was a little disappointed
when the Cadillac purred to a
stop beside the patio entrance to
an impressive modern stucco hotel
that would have been perfectly at
home in any large city. Foolishly,
she had hoped their destination
would be something like the old-
fashioned "Three Fishermen Inn"
she had glimpsed in the village.
They were given three connect-
ing rooms at the corner of the sec-
ond floor, overlooking the ocean.
The rooms were bright, cheerful,
clean, and as completely imper-
sonal as hotel rooms invariably
Susan, exhausted from the strain
of the day's drive, staged a tan-
trum at aight of U rooms, aad
wailing about "being driven out
of her home into this" as theugli
it had been some sort at hovel,
collapsed and had te be pyt to
bed, and fed tea and toast and a
sleeping tablet, before Aunt Jane
THl'tSDAY, DEC. *1, IMS-. RRECKENRIDC.E AMERICAN—3
ry*s room and said briskly, "Wed.
youngster, how about dlimer? I'm
starved. I've heard yon get won-
derful sea food here. And Fm all
set for a nice feast"
Merry hesitated. "Bat da you
thipk we ought to leavo Mother
Aunt Jane looked at her quietly,
her eyes warm and tender.
"Merry, darling, you're probably
going to be pretty angry with me,
but it seems to me if a aboi
you and I bad a little
speech," she said firmly.
In spite of herself,
"Anything more frank than IVe
been hearing from you lately.
Aunt Jane, I'm afmid to hear,"
01 Maid Worker
■hi a_t 1--
viv9 wt Mprws
DALLAS, Dec. £1 <U. —R. L.
Yundcrsliiv of Houston, died last
night at I'arkland Hospital from
I injuries received w hen he was
'caught in moving parts of a drill-
i ing rig Dec. it.
His right arm was torn from the
body, and his left urm and leg
ware broken in the accident.
Vanderslice was drilling a well
to determine a water supply for
Dallas I'ower and Light Co. in the
I'arksdale area when he was in-
The body was sent to Houston
for burial Friday.
^ From where I lit... Joe Martin
/ Dutch MilUr's !
Bock In Uniform
small glimmer of humor in Mer-
ry's eyes but plunged on.
"Susan has had n shock and
she's going to revel in her martyr-
dom for a while, and you and I
are going to have our hands full
pulling her out of it," she Insisted.
"If we coddle her and hang over
her and give in to her, she may
really blow her top. Merry."
Merry caught her breath and •
sick coldness clutched her heart.
Aunt Jane nodded. "A neurotic.
Merry, who gives way to it and
nurses it and broods over her
misery and dwells on it constantly,
can bocoane mentally Ul to a de-
gree that no physician can possi-
bly heal," she said gravely and:
steadily. "So you and I are going
to have to make Susan snap out
of it, for her own sake. That's one
reason I talk back in her now]
another is that she makes me so
darned mad that I couldn't help
it even if I knew it waa bad for
her. Now come on and let's see
about that sea food."
After tee days in the rity. Dutch
Is bark in uniform. I don't airaa
Army khaki or Navy blue—but a
different uniform, that's every bit
as patriotic aad Amt rican.
' Blue jeaas and a denim shirt,
for work around the yards and
barns; stout boots for tramping
through the fields; and a straw
hat when the sun gets hijrh —a
uniform you see from Maine to
Texas, Iowa to Alabama.
It's the uniform of an army*—
the great army of American farm-
ers who, by their productivity, are
helping to keep this nation strong
—^bolstering the forces of democ-
racy that guard our freedom.
And in their wsy of Hfe. to*
they ere champions «f freedsak
Tvmprrmtr folk wha enjoy a mad
crate class of beer—bat never
qearrrl with those whe prefer
eider. T air runt people who flght to
the bitter end against oppression
and iatoleraaee. From where 11 nd^
e credit te .tatrin!
Copyright, i'U, Liuttd Statts Bremen Ft
pigs l'.MHl down with common pigs
broken out .... Mrs. Earl Irvine
and nephew of Pittsburgh visited
Mrs. W. L. Kelly over the weekend
driving to Compton, Calif .... Mrs.
Koggan Htggs saying notice in pa
per her Santa Claus head had h. en
stolen from the door brought h> r
another .... For some reason
chimes did not sound out for smir
ing carols at Christian Church
Thursday evening as it has b. en
doing the records .... Students
home, seen or reported, include
Frankie Bobbins from
Austin, Dec. 23 RUi—A jar of
cookies and a serenade were the
Christmas* gifts of Texas State
I'niv. rsity for N'egroe* to Gov. and
Mi ^. Renuford H. Jester yesterday.
The home economics department
of the Houston school sent the
cookie.-. Tin y w• re delivered by a
group of carol singers, whic'n sere-
naded the Governor and his wife
at th. Executive Mansion yester-
CARD OF THANKS
and Mrs. Frank Payne from S. M. Ti the many friends who gave of
t\. Glen Vincent from Oklahoma : their time, sympathy, and beauti-
Mrs. Niwnliim Is
Hostess To Club
The Necessity Horn. Demonstra-
tion Club waa entertained with a
Chriatmas party in the home of
MUvk^Vera Newnham Wednesday,
The living room was beautifully
decorated in a Christmas nialix
aad a tree.
After hearing Christmas enrols
and playing games, the guest ex-
changed gifts. Lovely refresh-
were served to the fofluv-
ames Doris Morgan.
Vick, Kay Taylor, Archie
Viak. w. A. Alexander and the
A A M Jack Cox from NT-
STC Louise Clark. Shirley-
West .... Kllu initiated large
class last night .... Dorothy Car-
mil here from California ....
t'oach Cooper Robbins said to have
had an offer from Beaumont ....
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hilgenberg
have guests from Japan but full
names not available as this was
being written and after ail
Christmaa is a mighty fine thing.
ful fl'irul offerings in the recent
death of our husband and father.
J. Ii. Kohhins, we w ish to express
our grateful appreciation.
Mrs. Nancy Kobbins
Mrs. J. H. Loveless and family
Mrs. A. F. Itishop and family
Mrs. Johnny Guthry Jk family
Mrs. Collin Packet & family
P. K. Robins & family
R. M. Robbins 4k family
D. D. Robbins & family
FORT WOKTH. Dec. art <U.*_
IUSDA)—Cattle :i5o; slow, steady
to weak. Reef steers and yearlings
scarce. Few common and medi-
um cows 17.<HM8.SO, mi>st canners
and cutters I2. si-l".0l , shelly can-
ners down to I1.IM). Sausage bulls
15.00-20.&0. Stocker cuttle scarce.
Calves steady to weak.
Medium and good slaughter calves
lj .UU-£<^U, odd head choice 24.ini-
25.00, cull and common 15.00-18.50.
Hogs .100; butcher hogs steady
to 60 lower than Wednesdays aver-
age, sows and pigs steady. Top
21.00 paid for go<>d and choice
190-275 lbs. good und choice 150-
185 lbs 19.00-20.75. Common nnd
medium soft and oily hogs lti.no-
18.50. Sows 1A.50-17.50. Feeder
hard to move around l.'t.on Ifi.oo,
Sheep 500; receipts mostly shorn i
slaughter lambs selling steady. I
Medium to good shorn lambs with
No. 2 pelts 20.IHI-50. Few milk
fed lumbs 22.50. Odd medium ewes
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Mr*. Paul AbraniMon, Owner
Open Late Evenings and Sandajr
At Ewing-Chrbtiqa '
SIFT SHOP '
A wide selection of Dinner Ware. Crystal, Silverware
and Pjrrex <• kiss ware.
"In The Price Range of Everyone"
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