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October 7, 1982

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St. F 'ancis of Assisi Stamp Sched Thursday, Oct. 7, the U. S. Postal Service has announced. The location for the first-day ceremony was selected because San Francisco's civic Washington, D. C. -- The 20-cent com- memorative stamp honoring St. Francis of Assisi will be issued at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco, Calif., at 11 A.M., state senator Bo, 280 Greenwood, Arkansas Phone 996-2122 Grade School: St. Anthony's High School: Ratcliff, Arkansas Subiaco Academy Presently a member of Christ the King Church DISTRICT 14 includes hrling, Paris, Subiaco, Beoneville, Maria, Waldron, Hartford and Greenwood FOR NARD WORK AND GOOD COMMON SENSE VOTE FOR BILL WALTERS Paid for by Bill Waiters 1982 U,S. POSTAL SERVICE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED CROWN LIQUORS 1 t{o,ers Avenue.. Fort Smith, AR TELEPII()NE 452-()360 OPINION We hope our advertisement in THE GUARDIAN will in a small way, help the Church and the newspaper. If the readers of THE GUARDIAN would patronize its advertisers, letting them know they saw their ad, it would be helpful to all and THE GUARDIAN. We think our prices are reasonable on all wines, liquors and beers. Ample parking. Conveniently located on Rogers Avenue between O'Loughlin's Restaurant and OG & E Plant. i Air Conditioning I REPLICA OF St. Francis of Assisi Stamp leaders have been organizing activities for the past year to honor the 800th anniversary of the birth of the man for whom the city was named. St. Francis is being honored for his great humanitarian efforts. His association with human dignity has survived the seven cen- turies since his death in 1228. His humanity has earned him reverence transcending all religious bounds. Born in Assisi, Italy, shortly before the turn of the 13th century, Giovanni-Francesco Bernardone was the pampered son of a well- to-do merchant. In his early years, Francis squandered his life on self-indulgences and was notorious for leading his friends to the streets for nights of revelry. At the age of 16, Francis was taken to Perugia as a prisoner of war. Mter spending a year in prison, his outlook on life was beginning to change. He became a humanitarian in the purest sense. He left his home as a hermit to devote his life to the t:are of the lepers and to the rebuilding of the neglected churches in and around Assisi. As Francis once said to a companion, his philosophy was that "a man whose business is to set an example for others should flee I AMERICAN Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. 9410 Rogers Avenue - Ft. Smith, Arkansas 729CL - Phone 452-3242 Soles - Service- Installation Residentjal- Commercial- Industrial Free Survey & Estimates ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING CONTRACTORS EMMETT & RON MARTIN | I palaces and dwell humbly in humble ( in the midst of the humble in strengthen them in their sharing it." In 1209, he formed the Franciscan members of which, to this day, minister sick and the needy. One of his biographers, E. M. Almedi wrote of Francis' universal appeal i Francis of Assisi," a 1966 addition to Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., "A Great Life Series: "Staunch and devout Catholic that he yet arises above creeds. Sociology exist in his day and would have meaning for him because he whole of mankind as a family, matter for an academic discipline, The stamp, designed by Ned Washington, D. C., portrays covey of doves, the birds of peace. design comforms in spirit Francis and is a composite of descriptions of his appearance," Seidler has been employed by the Geographic Society for the past staff artist and he also does free-lance This is his first stamp design. The portrait of Francis upper portion of the stamp. of the stamp bears the legend Assisi 1182-1982, USA 20 cents" in a of red type. The lettering for the stare was rendered by Stephen Kraft, D.C. The horizontally-oriented Francis d / stamp is being printed on the violet, fleshtone, brown There will be 50 stamps per pane and digit plate number preceded by the ,A. , r4E/BER FDIC Complete Travel Arrangements Major Credit Cards Accepted HORIZON Bob Peters TRAVEL AGENCY 3901 McCain Park Drive N. Little Rock, AR 72116 Hillcrest Shoppers ROY RHEA, Owner Rhea Drug Co. HILLCREST -- L.R. 2801 Kavanaugh 663-4131 FREE DELIVERY DAN'S SHOE RAY AND The Best in Shoe Repairing V I S A ])hone 2903 MASTERCHARGE