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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - December 24, 1953, Kingsport, Tennessee22 thursday. Dec. 24, 1953 k1ngsport times1 the entire staff joins in wishing our friends the merriest Christmas Ever Baylor Helms furniture co. I season i v y greetings arc clips our friends Al Christmas time has be come More than a habit with us. It is a manifesta lion of a deeply Felt appreciation of the under standing and Good will that have been privileged to enjoy Over these Many years. And it is. For this reason that we arc so anxious now to extend to everyone our since rest wishes for a most enjoyable Christmas and a very Happy new year. Authorized hotpoint dealer former prisoner of War tells of christmases with germans reds by Bob Thomas Hollywood what is Christmas like behind barbed wire Bob Wise can answer that. This will be the first Christmas in four years he has spent out Side a communist prison Camp. Another Christmas longer ago was spent in a Gorman prison Camp. It was t so bad under the says capt. Robert Wise of the u. S. Army. We were allowed to have religious services and have songs and plays. But under the communists Wise will Fly today to his Home in Tacoma wash., to spend his first yuletide with his son 4 year old Robert Kent. He is Here As technical advisor on a film called the prisoner of War Wise remembers his first Christmas under the reds As perhaps the worst experience of my life. christinas night we ended a 25-Day March through the bit Ter cold. Most of the who sick starving and Frozen. Our Only Solace was a chaplain a Catholic priest and a saintly Man who would not rest until he had ministered to each Man even though he knew that would infuriate the reds. Later he died of an infection the communists did Little to save him. The next Christmas was bet Ter. It appeared that the truce talks were coming to a head and the reds did t want us to appear starved. Wise himself dropped from 175 to around 110 pounds. So they brought in a truckload of Frozen Chicken and pigs and gave us a feast. After the talks stalled we went Back to our miserable life. The same thing happened in the Christmas of 1952. They even let us have a program but everything was censored. We could not sing Don t Fence me in even a song about Fields of Yel Low Corn was deleted they were that conscious of their color. Anything that indicated the Downtrodden was allowed. They approved d i c k e n s Christmas Carol because of the capitalist Wise was first captured in Jan uary 1944. He and his outfit had i crossed the rapid River in i Italy to Supply a diversionary action to assist the Landing at an Zio. Kis capture in Korea occurred dec. 1, 1950. That was during the big Retreat and his division was holding the main artery to allow other divisions to get South. As capt. Wise celebrates Christmas with his family his thoughts go Back his outfit captured but chose not to return. He was a boy 17 years Ivery immature and the officer recalled. He had no family except a sister. I m sure that if he returned to this coun try he would spend Many years in a mental institution. I can t understand those Guys who stayed. They re a valuable propaganda tool for the reds now. But they must know that As soon As they Are no longer of use to the reds they la be Eli i capt. Wise can t help but won Der what kind of a Christmas that boy will be having Tomor Row. Judge adds Iron curtain clause to custody Bill St. Louis in a circuit court judge s ruling in a divorce Case Here provides for a Mother s part time custody of her she posts Bond guaranteeing she won t take the child behind the communist Iron curtain. The strange qualification was made by judge James f. Nangle yesterday As he granted divorce and general custody to the child a father or. William an Drew Moore. The child s Mother mrs. Hilga use Kraus Moore was told she could of the child on alternate week ends alter Nate holidays and for a month in the summer. Or. Moore 50, testified he married his 25-year-old wife in Vienna in 1948 while he was serving As head of the american Hospital under the american occupation forces. In his divorce petition charging desertion or. Moore asked that his 5-year-Oid daughter Ellen Nelga be kept within the jurisdiction of the court so that she would not be subject to the dangers of rus Sian domination privation and possible the physician explained his wife s family lives in the rus Sian sector of Austria. He said when his wife deserted him in 1951 she took the child to aus Tria and kept her there More than a year. Sex convict faces narcotics charge Detroit Rocco an sex convict in whose Home three of 13 escapees from Southern Michigan prison were found monday faced a charge of pos Sessing narcotics today. Police Juana cigarette yesterday in the jail cell where he is held for questioning. Authorities Are considering charges of Harbor ing fugitives against him. Rocco was arraigned immediately on the narcotics posses Sion charge and pleaded inno cent. Unable to raise Bond he was returned to jail. Exchanges cheerfully made at Nettie Lee shops we realize that some of the gifts you have received from Nettie Lee shops Are not exactly right. We want you to know that we will gladly assist you in making exchanges closed Friday and saturday in order to give our employees a Well deserved extra Holiday we will be closed Christmas Day and saturday. Kingsport Appeal moves thief stolen toys returned Oklahoma City an unknown toy thief had a change of heart yesterday and Christ Mas Day promises to be some special this year at the Homes of or. And mrs. F. B. Hall and or. And mrs. L. J. Marrs. Marrs saved a nest egg of and bought the Hall Marcheta Bobby and Bunch of toys. The toys were stolen from his car. Heartbroken Marrs appealed to the thief to return the gifts questions a news paper Story. Tuesday night the Marrs car again was left unlocked in the family driveway. Yesterday morning the toys were Back in place wrapped undamaged and All accounted for. To Tower Okay for Nashville Nashville the u. S. Airspace subcommittee has approved plans by Lac to for a giant television Tower shooting feet into the air. Station officials said yesterday construction would begin As soon asap Proval was received from the Federal communications com Mission they said it would be the tallest Tower in Tennessee. Nehru disagrees on enforcement of pm talk Rule new Delhi India up prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru Lias criticized the rigid legalistic interpretation of the korean armistice agreement on explanations to prisoners who did not wish to return Home. Nehru said the Neutral nations repatriation commission headed by India should provide facilities for repatriation of prisoners during the next 30 Days even though they will not have the advantages or disadvantages of listen ing to he disagreed with the View of the United. Nations command that prisoners automatically re Vert to civilian status Jan. 23. It s not a matter for military commanders to Deal Nehru said in a lengthy speech to parliament. He urged that the u. N. Gen eral Assembly apply its mind and Wisdom to the solution of the problem insofar As it although the 90-Day explanation period ended today he said in those 90 Days Many things that were intended Haven t Hap he said the majority of the prisoners did not hear the explanations because of the de lays in starting and in the course of the program. Electric co. Corner Markel and Commerce Sis. Phone 2730 to All our we wish a Christ adj that is a merry one in every Way Ana new year that Johnson furniture company 119 Vav. Market Tibne 860 As an expression of our thanks and Good will we extend the season s greetings to Al our Many friends. W. E. Godsey real estate broker Weber City a. Phone 4415 Jin Harmony with this joyous extend our Best wishes for the happiest Holiday Ever. Gibbons lumber co. Eastman Road Kingsport Baylor Helms will be closed All Day Friday and saturday december 25-26 open As usual monday Baylor Helms furniture co. May your Holiday season be enriched with the blessings that belong to Christmas. Heck motors 417 Clay sired May the True spirit of the first Christmas Shine brightly in your heart today and everyday. Lackey s Block co. 1040 Gate City Highway phone 3677 Ead looks like it s going to be the happiest Holiday Ever filled with the pleasures that Only the yuletide season can bring. A deep Down glad spirit warm and Loving hearts. May you enjoy this Christmas with unlimited Good health and the management and staff of Kingsport s favorite theatre spirit. Strati

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