TEXAS: Noisy Night

No one on Dallas' Swiss Avenue wanted to seem unappreciative or lacking in real Yuletide spirit, but, the neighbors pleaded, the plain fact was that the thing had become a nuisance.

It all started a couple of years ago when Homer Snowden decided it was a shame that Christmas had become so commercial. "People are forgetting the story of Christ's birth and the real meaning of Christmas," said Homer, a Texan through & through, a millionaire wildcatter, and as determined a Christian as ever wore cowboy boots.

All Is Calm. Homer got 6,000 electric bulbs, seven new electric cables, and a...

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