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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1962, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 191 PAGE ONE Q3SQSSZQE2SZI The Christmas company par- ties are over, A few hours and the last bits of shopping will be done. The turkey is ready for the oven. The family is gath- ering and the tree stands wait- ing. That special hush of Christ- mas will fait briefly over the land this evening. And for such a moment Mrs. Sandra Polk, 2609 S. 28th St., Abilene, offers a Christmas meditation. It came to her attention some years ago when she was a jun- ior high school student. It is named "Open the Door to Christmas" and it is signed by Joseph R. Sizoo about whom Mrs. Polk knows no more. "I. find pleasure in reading it at Christmas time....I think it would be of interest to she says. Here is the thought of Christ- mas for this Eve of Christ- The heart of the world is kneeling once again before the entrancing story of the Nativity. The sweetest story ever told is simple hi its setting, timeless in its beauty, and universal in its appeal. It is the ever-new story of which childhood never wea- ries and for which old age nev- er loses its affection. Christmas reveals the divine possibilities of a world which permits Him entrance. It shows what can happen to a commu- ity when He walks into it. It glorifies everything it touches. Here is Bethlehem, just a drab, commonplace town like many other towns ot Palestine, just a few dusty streets lined with houses of sun-baked clay. But one day He came to Bethlehem, and today more prayers are said1 by more people with their thoughts turned toward that vil- lage than to all the capitals of all the nations of yesterday and today. You see what happens to a home when Christmas comes to it. It was just a cave on a Judean hillside where a light swung from a rough beam, while cattle chewed their cuds and a young mother watched over her new-born Son. And yet today we decorate .our homes with garlands, hang them with greens and light them up with candles. A Child's coming hal- lows everything it touches. Christmas shows the Divine possibilities of all human life and endeavor. Sometimes life seems a shapeless thing, incom- plete, purposeless, full of confu- sion. But when a Child1 shares it, everything becomes meaning- ful. When you open the door to Christmas, life is freed from frustration, delivered from fear, cleansed of sin. and lifted out of insignificance. If ever you are overwhelmed by the apparent fu- tility and emptiness of living, go back to the Christmas story and see what can happen to a life which gives Him entrance. What we need today is not less of Christmas, but more of it. This is the season which can make everything in life worth- while. So may Christmas bring to you gifts no money can buy, a patience that endures hardship, a courage that can face the worst, an insight that should see all things spiritual, a love that touches God, and a light that no darkness can dim. Merry Christmas! _____________________________________________________ ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, PAGES 3Av 310' Airlift Going Far Into Night By WILLIAM L. RYAN anded in Florida within three MIAMI. Fla. wild hours, bringing 426 prisoners to scenes ot joy, survivors of the tensely emotional reunions with Cuban invasion poured into the families they had not seen for 20 Jnited States on Sunday in an months. unparalleled pre-Christmas ran unparailelcu pie-v-iiiisLiiiaa idn- i.'o'.i. som airlift that pounded on con- p.m., with 108 former captives of infn nirfht Firfpl Castro's re0ime. The second .inuously far into the night. ANGELIC Kay Linda Harbin, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Harbin of 3641 Clinton, goes most children one better during this time when Santa Glaus is making his list and checking it twice. She even .looks like an angel, dressed in this halo-topped costume for a recent Anson Jones Elementary School Parent- Teacher Assn. Christmas program. (Staff Photo by Henry Wolff White Christmas Possible in Area A White Christmas and hazard- ous highway conditions for holi- day motorists appeared in pros pect Sunday night as snow, sieet and light rain began falling over a wide area of West Central Tex- as. Snow was reported falling at Colorado City, Snyder. Sweetwa- ter Rotan, Lamesa, Loraine, and at other points. Rain mixed with leet began falling in Abilene, Eastland. Winters and other points. More of the same appeared in lore for the Abilene area. Max Durrett of the U. S. Weather Bu- reau at Abilene Municipal Air- port said that prospects of snow and sleet appeared likely locally Monday and Monday night, with the high temperature just slightly over (reeling a cool 35 degrees. Low temperature expected here overnight Monday is about 25 de- grees, which means that highways i the West Central Texas area be slippery and hazardous if sufficient moisture falls. A special, advisory from the bu- reau for travelers to use caution traveling was issued. The sleet, snow and freezing rain in the Abilene area came at the heels of a cold blast that brought freezing weather to North- jest Texas Saturday and dipped into South Texas Sunday. Rain and sleet which fell Sun- day wr-e west and south of Del Rio and Abilene in Texas and Hobbs, N. M., Associated Press reported. Dockworkers Start Widespread Strike NEW YOKK (AP) Longshore- men, rejecting a plea from Pres- ident Kennedy, struck the Atlantic and Gulf Coast waterfronts Sun- day at the moment a Taft-Hartley Act court injunction expired. The labor dispute, ranging from said dockworkers were leav- ing the piers. Bradley said, however, that the union would handle emergency supplies as well as military and dangerous cargoes. Pickets took stations at piers in Trie lacor oispute, ranging mini Searsport. Me., to Brownsville, Manhattan, signalling the begin- l Tex., had'halted shipping for four ning of a strike which President lex., naa naiiea snipping iwr ium ,j u in October, until the federal Kennedy had said "would choke government obtained a court or der for an 80-day cooling off pe- riod. S p.m. Sunday, Capt. William V. Bradley, president of the Interna- tional Longshoremen's Association, NEWS INDEX SICTION A M4K-TV An IV ..S n [he economy and cut the nation's lifeline with the rest of the world.' Mayor Robert F. Wagner also As the court order expired at had made a last minute effort to head off the walkout, conferring with union representatives min utes before the strike. At the instant the federal court injunction expired, long- shoremen In Baltimore walked of their jobs. Kennedy appealed to the union and the New York Shipping Asso- elation early Sunday to keep the Sunday a Total men worklnjbecaus. "the nation al welfare demands" every effort to avoid itrlkc. J. Terry Brown, dispatcher for he Lamesa Police Department, eported the snow began falling Liquor Sale Al Impact To Resume Prisoners Given Wild Welcome nuousiy HILO nignv.. Pan American World Airways anded at p.m., with 106; the officials, supplying the planes vowed that Operation Ransom would continue uniterrupted untE Ihe last of the 1.113 Cuban sur- vivors of the. Bay of Pigs invasion were delivered from Communist Cuba to the free soil of the United an agonizing nine-hour States. After delay in the timetable, four DC6s Abilene Has Top Crowd For Playoff The Class AAAA football play- off between Borger and San An- tonio Brackenridge Saturday in Abilene drew the largest crowd in any of the four playoff games played over the weekend. More than fans attended the Saturday afternoon game here with more than in hird at with 108 and the ourth at p.m., with 104. Hundreds more waited at San Antonio de Los Banos military airport in Havana for their turns n Operation Ransom's shuttle, heir liberation brought about in exchange for million worth of ood and drugs. The end of a tense, anxious vig- 1 in sight, thousands of Cuban exiles, many of them relatives of the liberated men, set up a thun- [erous cheer as they watched the Irama on television at Dinner Key Auditorium, the vast hall where they waited for their first sight of the arrivals. One woman faint- ed from excitement. "My god, they are really com- ng exclaimed another gate receipts. Second largest crowd was in Arlington, where the Class AA playoff between .lacksboro and Rockdale drew fans, accord- ___ ing' to Associated Press. There here about p.m. and that Taylor County's Iwo liquor j vvere 4 100 fans jn nuge Amon Car bout an inch had fallen by at Impact, the 47 acrejler Field in Fort Worth for the .m. He said the roads in that' rea were "pretty hazardous." The officer said the snow was eneral in the Lamesa area. A mixture of light sleet, snow nd rain fell at Sweetwater Sun the second one j ay night beginning about 7 p.m. Light rain and sleet, amounting a trace, fell in Abilene, ctt said. Dur- _-. 'community on the northern out- Class AAA game between Dumas skirts of Abilene, arc, scheduled and Pharr San Juan Alamo to reopen for business Monday for and attended the Rotan- n day business gles.de Class ;A playoff at Temple The Jacksboro Winters game Goodfellows Fund Still Short The''Abilene Goodfellows drive, with Christmas only a day away, emained from its goal of Sunday night. Contributions of were re- ceived Sunday, pushing the total to Funds from the drive will be sed to provide food, clothing and for needy families of Abi- ene for the holiday. Food and lothing scrip already have been provided to some 500 families and nys were distriuted last week. Drive officials have emphasized hat the Is the minimum mount necessary to provide the assistance needed. Contributions may be mailed to he Reporter News and will be acknowledged by publication. Tindell n Memory of C. A. Gal- braith 10.00 Mr. Mrs. L. S. Mungcr 25.00 Mrs. Baird's Bakeries j here the previous week drew an Both stores were closed Sunday eslimated fans with under state law. gatc rcccjpts jnciuding some The two stores, C.C.H. Inc. 100 sold locally. Columbia Liquors, opened Salur-j About fans were present day after permits were issued in I (or the Albany Rotan game with Austin Thursday afternoon follow- ticket sales of slightly more than Abilene Chamber ot Commerce which sponsored the games, han tiled local ticket sales for al three of the contests and paid a portion of the expenses. ng a long legal battle. Final de- ision on the legality of the in- orporation of Impact will not be ecided until the Supreme Court a decision after a Jan. 6 hearing. The Supreme Court Friday, owever, refused to issue an in- unction against use of the three censes which were issued Thurs- ay. The third license holder, Roy Jackson of San Angelo, still as not opened his store. Jackson held a lease on the irst liquor store built in Impact ftcr the area voted soon fter its incorporation but the ease has since lapsed. Dallas 'erkins, mayor of Impact and wner of the building, said Sun- ay night no new lease has been igned. Mayor Perkins said the main roblem apparently facing the 10.00 10.00 50.00 Anonymous 5.00 In Memory of Marie Wood by Marvis Jolenc 2.00 :apt. Mrs. Preston E. Koentop Anonymous In Memory of David H. Rudd 10.00 Anonymous 15.00