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By Jay Bee Aytch
WASTOVi GOOD ORA(IS
GASTONIA Although Gaston
iourtiy lack# a lot of being a p wn
Um> valley in so far aa lac.rrla
|ena ara concerned, the 40,000 pop-
Elation city of Gastonia -, largest 1
•utile center in America- has a lot
m the credit side in such matti rs
Herewith e/e name only a few
which are outstanding.
First off we cited the record of
Rathantiel (Nat) Barber, thrice e
(eeted to the City Council tor two
rears each time, and the first time
a# was elected as City Treasurer
ty the Council itself. This was hard
to make many 'northerners' believe
that a Negro was treasurer of
»f a southern city which was not
)«st * colored hamlet, as in some
Wows. Once a transplanted sooth- !
wrner won s bet in New York by
sailing up hack home' to prove
that Berber was really the oity
Os eourse !Si* mere that
Mr Barber is aecretary-tfeaaurar
r,i the Excelsior Credit Union hem
worth nearly a half-million dol
htra-htd a lot. to do with his being
•elected as the chief finance officer
during his fleet term In office.
Next, the city has n creditsbl*
*b>ie and political organization
which register* and votes it* color
ed citizens in a manner to obtain
recognition from the whites. Thus
far they have beat down any at
tempt.' at division by 'Uncle Tom”
elements seeking to do the binding
of toms whites intent on dethron
ing Negro re present at ion.
!r> Tarheel is textile eotnmuni-
Hare most always been con -
siderfU hostile to the colored mi
•jorftv This ha? been largely erased
here." Perhaps the credit, may be
due to labor union activity which
gained wide-reread attention here
»r»rns thirty or more year* ago
Ail classes of whites--psrfcieu
l*rly the poor, or near poor - apeak
w> *rd converse freely with the
colored people with a show- of gen
iune friendship Consider the case
of 102-years-old 'Rev. John Kood.
•W N. Pryor Street, who spends
much of hi* day in conversation
wtih th» friendly whites of all soc
ial climes H’.s day is trimly spent
much sf+er the fashion of a school
teacher teaching youngsters. They
all enjoy his congenial company
and friendly philosophy. And M?
Hoed is no '’Uncle Tom " either.
He believe* tn his people having
•very right (Jiat aecruse* to any
Recently there was a rase of two
teen-age white girls being caught
tust riding into bum with some
colored men. Altho the incident
Trade the headlines, the town did
not panic and throw a spasm aa
happened when a similar incident
occurred in Statesville in Iredell
County 50 mile* to the north of
Also In Gastonia you can got a
shoe-shine at. fh* same stand <in»
.sidei where whites got theirs. This
is .unthinkable in many eastern
©ITl! FUNDS FOR FREEDOM
SALISBURY As T passed thru
fek Rowam County Seat. Saturday
e» U S. 3P I observed a sign read
ing "Nations! Cemetery" and point
*d the station wagon east toward
a railroad unde' pa -? and entered
«he quiet military cemetery estab
lished in 1855. where ill.’.lt) union
soldiers who died fighting for your
and my freedom were buried. Only
90 of these men were identified.
Th* others are listed as ‘Unknown
Soldier” on the grave marker*.
Moet of these men were fi nm
I*enney!vanki and Maine, which
States have erected large memor
ials to their hallowed dead Vote-,
ran* of Vater wars are also buried
Significant)?. more than ed.- ver>
ftiouaonds of these union soldiers
were buried in eighteen long tren
ehe# In the rear of the cemetery.
Their deurthe were attributed large
ly to the tack of proper medical
ear* while housed in a Confede
rate Prison which was located here
The legend on the monument atop
the hill tells of this horror.
T went into this cemetery Satur
day because it was on Decoration
Day (May 301 1304 that I rode from
near my native Mooresville on the
Rowan-Iredell line the 30 miles to
Salisbury in a wagon with father
•nd mother to help celebrate the
event. T had not been there since.
I relived that scene after 52 years.
But ihat's not all
GIVE MONEY. OR LIVES
Ts those young white men of the
North had the courage to ‘join, up'
and suffer a« they did for our
freedom * and the preservation of
the union - and die from human
neglect, in prison, as well as facing
the enemy on the battlefield; sure
ly you and T can give a little of
oun money - and time in promoting
thie continuing fight for freedom
ta which those-and thousand* of
e t>ier—"men" gave their last, full
measure of devotion . . , that this
• •• * MW.AM A
MO AAajuum/ u*.
ROCKY MOUNT. N. C.
North Carolina cities During the
past season - and before, there had
been much integrated play on the
part of colored and whites at the
play-grounds. Once colored boys
were allowed to try out for the A
merican Legion baseball team
hero. And the fact that a local
white city bus driver takes the ex
tra effort to blow his horn for the
domestic workers on his early
morning route-and wait for them
is noteworthy. At. least once he was
observed to turn his bus around
and drive 2 blocks to the home of a
tardy domestic worker so that she
might not miss her ride.
There is an outstanding IBPOEW
(Elksi lodge here which contribut
es greatly to betterment nl com
munity and interracial relations.
Some of the leaders of the Elks are
j. Q, Fa!)-, Con, Spencer and Mr*.
Evelyn Adams. Also Nat Barber
and T. Jeffers, principal of High
land High School. In Troy, in
Montgomery County, we stopped
briefly at Peabody High School and
chatted with E. T). Sinclair, former
teacher nr.d principal (24 year*
sendee) still living on the campus
$. T. Haw-kins is present head of
Peabody with about twenty tutors
and some 500 plus student* in all
We looked at Anderson Hall
which we helped to build 37 years
ago and called on Mrs Bernice
Dodd in Lowery and Mrs. Elizabeth
Dobbin Means. Mends whom we
Christmased with in 1920. We talk
ed with the respective husbands of
the Indies and a sister. Mrs. Ger
trude D Baucum of Monroe. Mew
dsme* Means and Lowery are re
tired teacher#. It is hard to run
competition with the. State in the
matter of transporting and selling
whiskey - the legal or illegal sort.
Arthur Carter. Newark. New Jer
seyite, pen vouchsafe the truth of
ibis. Carter. Bge 40. paid $lO per
gallon for the 70 gallons he lost to
ABC. officers when be was trap
py r.n TJ S. 301 in Halifax County
i one night in December. And. add
ing instill, to Injury he lost his 1952
model euto and received * two
yne.r .suspended prison sentence to
boot Thus, he Is out $809.85 in
eluding the $29 35 Recorder's court
Wil'Ho W. Alston of Petersburg,
Va., was on his way to ‘striking-it
rich' too, until officers caught him
the same night with 373 gallon* in
his pick-up truck Ho is under S3OOO
bond to appear January 1 for trial.
The Charlotte Observer editor
ialize*: “The community decided . .
to neutralize the harrowing segre-
I gntfon problem (in 1957) by taking
j modest first steps toward deseg
, rogation. Thus Charlotte is ahead
| of most Southern cities in turning
aside the issues of segregation in
huso.', golf course*, libraries and
other public facilities. This was
done by good sense and courage,
minimizing the risk of a damaging
orgy of pain and violence.” the Ob
server concludes » and with merit.
nation, under God may have » new
birth of freedom."
T_,et'g you and I resolve that. *-
mong other things, that we'll join
m this fight for freedom whole
heartedly with every thing that we
have Let's not be ‘bench-warmers’
and sit on the sidelines waiting to
enjoy what others accomplish; but
get into the act and get the glory
of being a ‘doer 1 rather than an
Os course colored tarheelians
(Americans* can best do this thru
courageous support of a registra
tion-and-vote campaign and the N
A AGP - the spearhead of all the
better things which have accrued to
Negroes - and the entire South •
to lift the economic and education
tor about ten days and was re
gardless of race.
Make your resolve to be * man
(or woman! and make yourself
felt during IPSS in this halt Ip for
men's mind and the cause of free
dom, You eannot teach children
citizenship if yon yourself are *
A. M. E. ZION
By Mrs. Annie H. Thorpe
Our services each Sunday con
tinue to be interesting and up
lifting. On Christmas morning an
uplifting service was conducted
with the singing of songs that were
centered around the Xmas story
and its significance.
The Pastor chosp his text from
St. Matthew, 2:2: "We Saw His Star
When Tt. Arose and We Have Come
To Worship Him” (Moffett),
Theme: “The Church is in Much
ptusri of Worshippers.” The follow
ing are the Excerpts I. Sacrificed
Worshippers. 11. The. Church is in
need of Persistent Worshippers.
111. The Church is in need of Con
secrated Worshippers. A very en
joyable service was realized. On
Sunday morning after the singing
of hymn Mo. 378 “Walk in the
Light” the responsive reading was
lead by our Pastor, Rev. W. D. Car
son. The reading was for the 52nd
Sunday.” The Prince of Peace ”
eici ipiure lesson was also i tw.l
by th.i Pastor from St, Luke the
Ist. chapter from the 57(h through
the KOth verse. The soul stirriniy
By Mr*. E. H. William*
APEX The Cherubim Tents
No 'A% of Apex, North Carolina
sponsored a program at the A.M.E.
Church on Sunday night, Dec. 29,
Sister Ruth Council was the mis
tress of ceremony. The program
was opened with the audience sing
ing, "Jesus, Keep Me Near the
Cross" Rev. Mclver, the pastor
gave the welcome address.
Miss Helen Stewart read the
scripture of the Christmas story,
and Mr. H. L. Williamson offered
Miss Beverly Stewart recited a
beautiful poem. Others taking part
on the program were Mr. Donald
McNeil who sang a lovely solo and
Mr. Richard Davis gave a reading
Little Mis* Jacqueline Williams
recited a poem. "Baby Jesus ’'
Beautiful music was rendered by
I}ie Hayes sisters. Mrs. Pauline
Hayes and Misses Shirley and Ca
Everyone always enjoy the beau
tiful voices of the Wiinori Singers
from the Christian Chapel Church
Rev. Henderson, pastor. The young
ladies. Mispes Delores Wilton. No
vel!* Stewart pianist, Mia* Jennie
Stewart gave several enjoyable
Readings were given by Sister
Ruth Council and Mr*. Hatley.
Mrs. Mary Baldwin Stewart lead
er of the Tents presented the guest
speaker, Sister Elizabeth H. Wil
Mrs William* need «* * •ob
ject. ‘‘Together.” She brought out
many facts showing that possessing
the qualifications of being together
Some of the individuals she nam
ed who worked together for suc
cess were the Wright Brothers, Or
ville and Wilbur who sent, up their
biplane in Kitty Hawk, N. C. on
Dec. 17. 1903, the people who aided
in “The underground Railroad"
during the days of slavery to slip
into free territory
The most important individsie!
of all Jesus. working with his
desciple* to raise Lazarus from the
Several other persons user* nam
ed who worked jointly with people
of finance and skill
Mr. Ernest Harris. Mr Buddy
Council and Mr. H L. Williamson
were called to the table tc assist
with the offering. The collection
The Tents hope to build s struc
ture in which to hold their meet
ings The meetings are now held
in the horn* of the leader, Sister
Mary B Stewart
Remember: "Give to the world
the best that you have, and the
best will come back to you.”
By Mr*. Marion W Boyd
CONCORD-The Women s Civic
Club had its annual Christmas
meeting at the Logan Homes Re
creation Room on the fourth Sun
day in December. This year a spec
ial feature was a program of
Christmas songs, stories, and scenes
presented by the pupils in the com
munity Nursery directed by Mrs.
Grace O’Neal and Mrs Sadie G
Scott. Each child was given a bag
rsf Christmas goodies donated by a
local grocery store through the ef
forts rtf Mrs E B. Baucum presi
dent of the Women's Civic Club.
The parents of the nursery pupils
were guests of the Club and every
one present was served a delicious
repast. The children gave favors
Ihey bad made to each parent and
Mrs. Elizabeth Hutt, of Giasboro,
N. J spent Christmas with her
parents Mr. and Mrs. Banner of 176
So. Georgia! Ave Mrs. Hutt, teach
es in the Giasboro public school
Mrs Sarah Cannon Weak* en
tertained at dinner on Sunday, De
cember 29th at her home in the
Rock Hill Community. Guests were
Mrs. Letitia Smith of Hickory. Mr.
J H. Taylor, Mr, Robert Evans,
Mr. Robert Ttaylor, Robert Taylor,
Jr., and Charles Freeman of Char
lotte: and Misses Frances Alexan
der * nd Taliilu Copeland of Con
Piddy Basketball season i< now
open at the Recreation Center or*
Lincoln Street, Names of Biddy
teams are to be sent in immedi
ately to Mr Troy Davis of Logan
School or to Mr. John Withers. Re
creation Director at t he Center
Team* may he sponsored by local
churches, clubs, or other organiza
tions. Practice play w ill take place
every Saturday m orning from 9:30
am. until 12:on am. also special
night games will be scheduled. Bid
dy teams are composed o' boys
from 10 to 13 year* old
Crafts classes instructed by Mrs.
to m pet on Monday nights. Water
color painting is one feature that
Marion W. Edward* will continue
will h st tested during'this series.
prayer was offered bv Rev. Eddie
Baker. Our 2nd hymn No, !!5 "What
Grace Oh Lord and Beauty Shore"
was sung while the congregation
sat in devout meditation. The min
ister then rhose his text from St.
Matthew 3:3 and St Luke World.”
The following points were
brought out: T. Light is always
visible. IT It is a true light that
never fails Til. It is a Univer
sal light. IV. It gives life eternal.
The minister climaxed by saying.
John the F.evelator says, we wii!
need no sun. neither moon nor
stars to light the city. Jesus him
self will be the Light. This was in
deed a great message.
In the afternoon we journeyed
to Manly St Christian Church
where another powerful message
was delivered by our Pastor. He
chose his text from Phillipians
4:1B, Theme: “God’s Supply House.”
Points; I. We are in need of wisdom
and opportunity. 11. We are in need
oi love toward our i’eiiuwiiuui. m.
We a*-p in need of Faith ” TV. We
are in need of dying Grace, Wr
invite you to hear Rev. Carson.
By Miss Yetta E. Dunn
KINSTON Mrs. Harvey Beech
and daughter, Pamela, are home or
North St. after s N. Y. visit. *
Little Cherlyn Laws, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Laws of
Thompson St, suffered a broken
arm recently while playing. Young
Miss Laws is recuperating satisfac
torily and is attending classes at
Sampson School where she is a
student in Mrs. A. R. Hines four
Mrs. Viola Bell continues to im
prove at her home on Lincoln St.
Mrs. Alice D. Sanders was ill at
her home on Lincoln St. last Wed.
Mrs. Julia Suggs Freeman of
Wash.. D. C. was visiting Mgs.
Ruth Suggs Lynch on Sampson St.
Mesdames James Cogacll. Jr.
and Sr. were recent, week-end vii- j
tors in Va They were accompanied
by Mrs Cogdcll Jr.’s children. \
Jimmette and Paula Cogdell. Also j
making the trip was Miss Marolia |
Mrs. Cheney Locks of Thompson ;
St. returned her* Wed. after visit- I
ing relative* in N. Y. Mr*. Locks .
we* met *♦ Wilson. N C. and re
turned to Kinston by her daughter
Mr*. Marian Law* and Mrs. Vir
ginia Street and Gregory Laws
Student Council representatives
from N C High Schools met in » j
two day session on » recent Thurs. ;
and Fri., at the J. T Barber School j
in New Bern. Attending from the I
Adlrin High School here were Wes- ;
ley Brown and Misses Eddie J°an
Baker. Mildred Noble* and Mar
The Kinston Teacher* Unit met
in it* monthly session on Mon
nigh* at the Adkin High School,
A film “Freedom to Learn" was
presented by Hie program commit
A Pmewod Derby Race of Pack
3M will be held at the J. H Samp
son School Uii Jan 29 at. 7:30. An
invitation is extended to the pub
Members of the local Scout Com
mittee meet on Tues. at the home
of Miss Hattie Gray on Oak St.
Rians were made for the Cub
Scouts’ Christmas program which
will be held on Mon. night. Ikm
23. 7:30 at the Antioch Free Will
Baptist Church on Lincoln St.
The Dramatics Club of the Sa
vannah High School presented.
-Jane Eyre ’ * romantic drama m
three acts in the gymtorium on
Mon. Members of iha cast were
Frances Grainger. Sarah Louise
Brown. Ruby McLawhom, Annie
! Barnes, Morris Lee Clark. Mattie
Fisher Rosa M. Wells, Beatrice
Brown, Robert Murphy. Charlotte
Dawson, Isaiah Jones. Stevon Sut
ton, Eula KussM, and William t
Sutton. The play was directed by
Mrs Sar* L. Flanagan.
The annual “Most Popular Sen
j lor" Contest was held in the Wood
! ineton High School gymtorium or
j Sun. at 5 p.m. Miss Emm* Do; i*
Thompson was crowned Most Po
pular Senior Girl” and Jimmy Me-
Bynum, most popular bov. Mrs.
Oretha Jackson was runner-up.
Mrs Z. W. Banks i* the senior
The Young Peoples Service Lea
gue of the St. Augustine's Episco
pal Church met on Sat at the home
of Bernice Parks in Mitchell Woot
en Courts Activity of the evening
was the making of Christmas cor
«age« by members of the League.
Proceeds from this effort- wiil so
inwards the purchase of a gift for
the Church. Those attending were
Ray and Charles Baker and Misses
The Young Men's Club of the
St John Free Will Baptist Church
bad as guest speaker on Sun . Rev.
R. A. Morris of Snow Hill, N. f
Attending the service from Snow
Hill were Mrs. Waiter Suggs and
Mother. Mrs. Inez Edwards Byrd
and Mrs. R A. Morris and children.
A program which featured
Christmas carols was presented at
the St. James Church on East St.
by the choir members and the
Sons and Daughters of Allen Club.
KINSTON The Adkin High
School Dept, of music presented
it's Christmas Program. “Gloria In
Fxcelsis” on Sun. afternoon Dee.
22. at 5:30 pm, in the school aw
; Soloists for the impressive pro
| gran-! were Ciena Aldridge, so-
Washington Junior High
Editor*: Joseph Gordon. Fan
nie Rand. Rudoiph Taylor. C»
roiyn Cotton and Attie Dolby
Sympathy Extended to Mrs, M.
Teachers and pupils of Washing
ton School wish to express their
sincere sympathy to Mrs. Martha
S. Davidson in ’the passing of her
grandmother. Sympathy is extend
ed to the entire Gaither family of
Some,First Grade Activities
Mrs. Louise Williams’ first grade
built a beautiful Christmas num
ber tree The pupils enjoy count
inR from their Christmas tree. You
would enjoy hearing them.
With the P. T. A. gift that this
group received for parent P. T. A.
membership, a lovely Christmas
party was held. The children en
joyed the party and wish to ex
tend sincere thanks to the P. T. A,
for remembering them. The teach
er. Miss Louise Williams joined the
pupils in extending thanks.
Mrs. F.arp’s Room
Santa Claus looks over the long
list of gifts he is going to bring
first grade boys and girls in Mrs.
An Open Letter to the Cafeteria
Dear Mr. Wyite and coworker*:
We wish to thank you sincerely
for the lovely Christmas dinner
which you so beautifully prepared
for us. This tasty dinner (consist
ing of turkey and dressing, green
peas, cosjeci mhk toils and nuiu'i.
apple-raspberrv sauce, milk and
Christmas cookies) will never be
prano; Mary Branch. Mpzzo Sopra
no; Moses Lofton, Tenor and Rog
er Stevenson, Baritone. Spoken
words were by Wesley Brown.
Program director* were Miss
Frances Croom Mrs. C. D. Crice
and Mr. James Banks.
Class 5L of the J. H. Sampson
School presented a Xmas program
at the Dec. meeting of the Samp
son Bynum P. T. A. on Sun. A
film, “The Birth of Jesus’’ was
shown by Elisha Lawson.
Grade 6 R of Sampson School re
cently organized a “Good Citizen
ship Club.’’ Officers are Pres.,
Lloyd Faulks; Vice pres., Laura
Henderson, Sec., Clifton Gooding;
Financial Sec., Jeannette Anderson;
Treas;, Johnnie Cox; Sgt. at Arms,
Hannah Herring and Ellis Moseley
The City Board of Education met
with sub contractors, tb« architect
and bonding company representa
tives at t he New Rynum Element
ary School in Southeast Kinston on
a recent Fri. afternoon. The school
was inspected and accepted for oc
cupancy. pending satisfactory com
| nletion of a detailed check Hat of
; unfinished item*. Two weeks were
I required to finish the check list
and it van decided! that occupancy
could not he achieved until ester
the Christmas holiday*
To date double shifts hav« been
i held at. the J. H. Sampson School
| nending completion of the Bynum
j The coastal Plain* Wvtston of j
; the Boy Scouts of America held its i
banquet tn the J. H. Sampson Scho
ol Cafeteria on Tues. night. Com
missioner A L Jones of Snow Hill
j ws* toastmast.ee. Opening aeremo-
Awards were presented to R. W
ny was by Carl Bishop, District
Kornegay, Frank Harper, James
Harper and T. W. Edwards.
New officers installed were P. D
Chase, R, W Kornegay and A. L
Among those attending were
Rev. Morris and Mesdames E R.
Streeter. Marion Laws, Lena Jones
and Messers Nathaniel Jones. P. D.
Chase. R. W. Kornegay, A. L, Jones
and Frank Harper.
Mrs. Lillie A.. Hardy of HOT
Chestnut St had as her dinner
guest recently, Mrs. Rachel Fcye.
Mis* Annie Kilpatrick of Reed
St. was home visiting relatives and
friends last. week.
Mrs. A. R, Hines of Caswell St.
was ill last week.
James R. Becton "f Dover, N C.
Is spending the Christmas holidays
in Brooklyn, N. Y. visiting rela
Mis? Glen wood M. .Tone* left
Thurs., Dec. 26 for Middletown.
Conn, altar spending the Christ
mas holidays here with her firmly
The Charlie Jone* of Lincoln St
Mrs. Cslvn IV'i-n.-i and Calvin,
■ir. of Champagne, til were th? two
day guest over the Christmas ''oil
days of $Mr VI -* C. 7 San
d-i-s of Lincoln St. Mrs Pollard is
■h ■ forme'- iv!’»s Linda Jones of
The Entre Nous Club tret, on a
recent Sat. evening with Mr*. W.
Lawson at her home on University
A brief business presided over by
the president, Mrs. James Cogdel),
Jr. was preceded by the singing of
Christmas Carols led by Mr*.
Crews. Afterwards club members
engaged in the wrapping of
Christmas gifts for boys of the
Morrison T raining School,
An exciting highlights of th?
evening was the exchanging of
gifts by the club members with
their Christmas sisters. Other gifts
sent by Mrs. Hort.ense Chapman
White, » charter member, present
ly of San Diego Calif, were sched
uled to be opened at. the Dec 26
Three progression* of pinochle
were played High scorer* were
Mesdames Cogdell and King Con
solation went to Mrs. Edgar Mur
The Christmas motif was used in
decorations throughout with the
dining table centered with reindeer
on a Christmas table cloth.
A luncheon was served with in
dividual lemon pies and hot coffee
Members present were Mesdames
Chapman, Murphy King. Beech,
Patterson, Henry, Hill. Cogdell, Til
lery. Stanley and Crews Mrs. W. L.
Rynum was guest.
Th* bsMiiiful airing music
played while we dined with Mrs
Boulware directing was thrilling
Washington’s students and facul
ty extend to each of you a Merry
Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Very truly yours.
Pupils of Washington School
Ninth Grade: Barbara Harp.
Barbara Shaw and Virginia Carr.
Eighth Grade: Alma Lucille Tho
mas and Joyce Cooke
Seventh Grade: Robbie Debnatn,
Mozelle Dolby.* Brenda Edwards,
Vai-jean Meyers, Mary Upperman.
Delores Blue. William Pollard.
Robert. Williams, Wilton Smith and
Sixth Grade: Robert Bryant. Ca
rolyn Carter. Natalis Wilson. Juan
da Patterson, Edith Freeman.
Joyce M. Glenn. Theresa Phillips.
Willie. Elleby, Betty Bugs, Faye
Eaton, Lenora Brooks, Betty Jones,
Dorothy Shaw and Dianne Davis.
Fifth Grade: Charles Smith, Dc
Linda Harris. Jacqueline Smith,
Brenda Butler, Dorothy Hinton,
John Massenburg, Leonard Turner,
Ella Watson, Bessie Beckwith,
Nathnia S. Deaver, Clementine
Evans. George Holloway, George
Hinton, LawrenJe Wilson, Joseph
Cotton,, and Jiiymy Howell.
Fourth Gradil Shirley Brewer.
Dorothea McNeil. Stella Carr. Joe
V-UI mt lUB uvllt:o, ■.■ ■
Ronald Forbes. Vincent. McCul
lough. Loretta Myers, Janet Tuc
ker Robert Watson, James Watson,
By Miss Dora D. Stroud
Christina* In The Churches
METHOD Christmas was ob
served in the true spirit of Christ! 1
in our Churches this year. On Sun
day night, Dec. 22nd the Christmas
plays were given at 0116 churches
at which time gifts were present
ed to the church school members.
At St. James A.M E Church Mrs.
W. R. Gaynor gave a play “The
birth of the Christ Child.” It was
grand and the children with their
young voices sang the beautiful
Christmas carols to eneigonis en
joyment. The story was narrated by
Mrs. Mamie Lucus arid she was at
her best in reading the narrative.
Missionary Circle Conducts
Christmas Service .
At six o’clock Christma* morn
ing an early service was held at
St. James by the leaders of the
missionary society. It was a ser
vice of spirit and many thanks
were given by those present. The
same group of ladies gave fruits,
randies and such for the sick and
aged over in and out of this com
munity. The ladies met at the home
of the Missionary Circle's vice-pre
sident Mrs. Alii* W. Smalls ar.d
prepared nice Christmas brutes for
sixteen person* or mar a. S£ra,
Mary Frazier made end donated
an apron to »Rch of th® ladles on
the list for which all weve vsry
Miseienary Tbrfon A4 Ctete rtty
j The Raleigh Missionary Union
; met with the Oak City Baptist
| Church Sunday, Dec. JKh mi 8 p.m.
The representative member* from
the severs l churches were present
and brought out some good report*.
The chorus trained by Mr. 8. O.
Wilcox sang for the occasion. They
always render lovely music,
Attend service* at the ChrtWfuwi
j Tabernacle Church. All members
I and friends are urged to come.
Mr Nathaniel Frazier an* ad
mitted to St. Ague* Hospital Sun- j
day He Is the father of Johnny
Frazier. Other Kirk one* <« mtr
community are about the sem® *f
at the last writing.
Berry O’Kelly School
Tlte Christmas play given at one
school on Thursday, Dec 2(1 was
; very well played. Arthur Sonwner
j ville was main character in the
Play and he played his part, grand
ly, Clement Earl Hart i* with the
next longest part was commends
hle also. Mrs. Carter sponsor* *
Christmas play each year In co
operation with the PTA Associa
tion, Each year her plays grow bet
School reopens for the second se
mester January 2nd.
Out Os Town Visitor*
Mr. and Mrs. George Crenshaw,
Sr. of Clarkton. N. C. were the
house guest of their son, Mr, Geo,
Creneshaw, Jr. and their mother
and aunt, Mrs. Julia Crenshaw and
Miss Alice Freeman, Both Mr,
Crenshaw and wife are teacher* in
Ihe high school near their home.
Miss E M, Manawag and Miss
Marie Barnes are the house guest
of Misses Mary A. and F, M Llgon.
Both ladies are residents of Wash
ington. D. C.
Mr- A C. Parrish. .7*.. Mr. wd
Mrs. James Wilkcrson sod chil
dren, Ruby and Jimmy of Wash
ington. D are the guest* of thetr
parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. P«v»
Miss Evelyn Smith l* home
for the holidays with her mother.
Mrs Katie Smith. Miss Smith is
an instructor in the school system
Mr. B. O. Wilcox, who set teach
in;. in a college in Mississippi, was
here for the holiday*
Mr Wilbert Hopkins of Wsrft
: ington D C was a recent guest
here. He visited with Mr. sod Mm.
A W. Sherni! and also relative*
it) the city
Mr and Mrs J O. White. Marion
r? and John O. Jr .went to Mount
Olive Sunday to help celebrate
Mrs. White's father’s birthday. Dr.
j Rjveria is her father and a very
j prominent medic May hr have
many, many more birthdays.
Mrs. Virginia Wright of Clin
ton N. C. is the house guest of
her daughetr and son-in-law. Mr.
and Mrs. John Small. Mrs, Wright
in a dear, dear person and also
her daughter. M’e welcome such
asset* in our little town.
Mr James McFadden Jr. who
is a Student at A. and T College,
Greensboro. N C is at home for
the holiday* James Jr i* the son
of Mrs. Bettie Mitchell here.
Begin the new year of IPSB tv+*h
love and kindness. Let no* n day
p,-iMi without hawng said or done
something to make life » little
brighter for some man, woman or
Joseph Thoms*. Wendell Deaver,
Glenda Hood. Jimmie Coleman,
Brenda Morgan Vernon Robinson,
Phillip Noble, and Jesse Nettles.
Wilson Linear reports that the
Washington Junior High School’s
Green Hornetts opened their bas
ketball season Friday the 13th at
7:30 pm. at the Washington gym
nasium The opponents were the
Apex Bears. The game was very
thrilling until the last moment.
The outcome of the game was
Beads 21 and Hornets 19 The Hor
nets are planning to play more
games this season.
This year Washington Has * Ju
nior Varsity. Look out for the big
game on the 19th to bo played
away from home. You will hear
more about tt. Just get prepared to
Washington School extends to
everyone a very Merry Christmas
and a Prosperous New Year.
THE OLD TIMER
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WEEK ENDING SATURDAY. JANUARY <. 195 f
BY HENRY C. MITCHELL
GOLDSBORO The Golds
boro and Ptkeville Lion clubs en
tertained 47 blind persons at their
annual Christmas party. Thurs
day, December 19th at Greenleaf
Rev, James o, Melvin, pastor of
St. Luke Disciple Church and
Greenleaf Disciple Church, was
the principle speaker. He spoke on
the subject “The Christ child”—
The true meaning of Christmas
and the spreading of good cheer
and happiness. He was introduced
by Miss Sue Faucette, mistress
of ceremonies and chairman of
the program committee.
Short talks were heard from
A, C. Crowder, principal of Green
leaf School, and Miss Viola Titus,
case worker for the blind in
Goldsboro and Wayne CCounty.
Musical selections were heard
from the Dillard High School
Girls’ Suartette, who sar.* two
numbers; Neil A. Stitt, who sang
his traditional rendition of
“Whit* Christmas”, all were ac
companied by Mia Thelma I.
Johnaon, who also ployed an In
A letter was read bo the xroup
from Mrs. M. V Frederick, former
principal of Greenleaf School,
welcoming the group In her ab
sence* A* a rewife of recent fllnws
it. waa the first party missed by
Mia Frederic* alnoe lt» inception
seven year® ago.
Miss Lillian Hicks, blind for the
paab 20 years and spokesman for
a blind club In the city, say® of
this year’s party, “it’s the best we
have bad yet, especially the pro
A turkey dinner with «Q the
trimmings was enjoyed by sH.
Each blind person attending was
the recipient of a bag of fruit and
a, gift. Each sightless person pre
sent. wa* the guest of a. Lion Club
member, who was responsible for
their transportation and a, gift
on the Tree. All Lion Club mem
i bars of Goldsboro and Ptkeville
Other committee members work
ing with Miss Faucett were Mes
datnea Carrie Artis, Naomi Cher
ry. G. A. Cox. Odell Best, E. A,
Hudson, Louise Ruff. Elnora
Jones, and Misses B. E. Hines,
Cadi® Grantham, Annie M. Green.
Hilda- Thompson, E. Ward and
Mr. Jesse Barnes,
Miss Mary F'. Foye and Miss
Julia A, Foye. both of Crowns
ville. Md„ spent Christmas with
their mother. Mrs. Odell F. Jones,
707 W. Elm St. Miss Julia Foye Is
a registered nurse at State Hos
pital, Crownsville, Md. Miss Mary
Foye is employed in the business
office there also.
Miss Neppie Starkea, Washing
ton. D. C„ spent the Christmas
holidays with her mother, Mrs.
Neppie Starke*, on Pine Street,
Mias Mattie Stitt. 215 W Elm
Street entertained seven of her
friends at a matinee social hour
Friday. Dec, 21. Games were play
ed. prizes were awarded and re
freshments served. Miss Ernes
j tine Ward won first prize and
! Mrs R. A. Richardson se-cond
Those present were; Mesdames
' C. P. House, Irene Jackson, R. R.
Richardson, M. M. Holman. Gloria
Fuquay School News
A SNOWY DAY
Now it is snowing
And home I am going,
I love to see it snow.
When T can play out with Jo?.
By Brenda. ,T Black, Grade 4-B
W© have Junk finished studying
Animals Without Bones in our
Selene© class. Some children gave
report* while others made draw
ing* of these animals, A few such
as the earthworm and clam were
brought into the classroom for
observation. Booklets were made
of the drawings and fact* obtain
ed from this unit Old Christmas
cards were used to decorate the
corners of the booklets. We .found
thia study very interesting.
—Mrs. Coleman’s Class
The pupils of Mrs. F. O. Msus
senburg’s sixth grade class are
glad, to have Bobby Jackson, who
has been confined at, Duke Hos
pital, return to class. The class
club 5* making preparations for
its Christmas party for December
mh, The social committee, is
planning an enjoyable treat for
all members of the class.
Preliminary examination* in
connection with the 17fch Annual
Science Talent. Search were held
Wednesday. December IS. at Fu
quay Consolidated School under
the supervision of T. Crumby.
Student* taking the science ap
titude test are: George Talmadge
Grigsby, Jr., Carolyn Jean Rog
ers, Howard I<ee Beckwith Jr.. Le
roy Melvin Burton Jr., and Roy
Cheek Street Jr.
The Science Talent Search for
the Westing house Science Schol
arships 'and Awards ts conducted
annually by Science Clubs of A
merica., administered by Science
Service. The purpose of the Search
is to discover and foster the edu
cation of boys and girls with skill,
talent, and creative originality in
Forty boys and girls who lead
in the preliminary examinations
will be given all-expense-paid tripe
to Washington bo attend the Sci
ence Talent Institute for five days
early next spring and to be judg
ed for tha scholarships and a
ward*. Five of the winners will
ivutivlue nr nw Hwi rrVs r\» V •* <* Qpla«/*«
.1 VVV4 * W *» Wi>V(J,4(9itVUuv
Scholarships ranging from $7,500
to $3,000 and the remaining 35
winners will be given awards of
$250. Honorable mentions will be
awarded to another 260 seniors.
As part of the preliminary ex
aminations. each contestant must
submit a report of about. 1.000
words on the subject "My Scien
FUQUAY SPLITS WITH APEX
On Tuesday, Dec. 17. 1957 in
Springs Consolidated School, the
Fuquay Springs boys and girls
split * double header witxi the
H Hull. Dorothy H Burden ■rid.
Miss Ernestine Ward. ,
Johnny and Theodore Middle -
ton of Chicago, 111., spent the holi
days with their parents of George
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Pate 0/
New York City, spent the Chrter
mas holidays visiting Mi’s. Pate r
mother, Mrs. Essie Kelly on Mil
Mi-s. Mary Lue King. Miss Vel
mas Dunn, -diss Yetta Dunn.
Miss Chailene Sanders, Miss Jd. -
ce Dunn and George Dunn, all of
Kinston, spent Thursday, Decem
ber 26th visiting friends in the
J. H. Banks of Raleigh spent
several days last week I,n the city
visiting friends and former co
workers. Mr. Banks, auto lae;
chanic instructor at Ugon High
School, Raleigh, taugh't driver ed
ucation at Dillard High School' for
four years. -Ke was the guest cf
Mr. and Mrs. 8 V. "Branch on
3. Leslie St. and the Mitchell® on
Mia* 8. M. Field® of Durham,
sister of Mi*. A. C. Crowder spent
th® holidays with the Crowder*
or. S. Georgia Aye.- 8h« teach®* at
Apex. N. C. ' •
Mr, and Mreg Htouatem *aer
Ethel ’Worrells Thompson at An
napolis. Md. spent Christmas with
Mrs. Thompson's mother, Mw.
Minnie Coley on Canal Street.
Miss Bailie Stitt 0# Danrille.
Vs... spent the holidays with her
family on W. Elm Street. Mas
Stitt teaches in Danville.
Mrs. Viola Parks and Mrs. Hel
en Hartley were joint hostesses a*
a “Kitchen. Shower” given In hon
or of Misses Johnnie Eleanor-and
Nora Elizabeth Holloway, brides
elecfc for December, at Mrs. Hart
leys home 204 W. Pine St.
The home was beautifully de
corated with gladiolas and fern
Upon arrival, the honor©** were
given lovely corsages of Red Car
nations, tied with lovely white
ribbon. Each guest wore analier
corsage* like, that of the horn
orees. The gifts were placed in a
beautifully decorated umbrella
From appointed places. »n the liv
ing room sandwiches, punch, nuts
and mints were served.
GOLDSBORO Mr. and Mrs J.
H. Carney recently entertained the
faculty of Pikeville Training
'• School »nH the Supervisor Mrs V
Orccne at a party at their ho-"*
508 Miller Street
Games and Christmas music
were enjoyed by.all. _ .
The pinochle prizes were won hr
Miss J Gaither and Mr William
West Guest, prize was given to
Mrs. V. Greene.
The hostess served a two-coUrs?
Those « ttending were Mr. and
Mrs. J H. Carney, host and ho -
| teas; Mrs. V. Greene, supervisor 6*
j Wayne County Schools; Misses M
• j L. Hov-kin. E. E. Dupree. D J Ed
-5 wards. J. Gaither. Mesdames L. M.
I Branch. I. B. Aldridge. F E M"
i Lamb, 1,. M, Lane, P B. William?,
I T H Hamilton. H U Harris, M J
| Graham, Messrs James Chad
! wick, William West,' A. G Rich
j ardson, H. P. Holley, and Theodor*
. I Bryant
Apex bovs and girls The boys
won their game 35-32 WhiJ* tb#
girls were edged 11 to 5 Th* Eu
quay boys stuck to a shifting son*,
hoping Apex would diagnose
as a man to man defense
For Fuquay boys. Walter Me-
Dougal with 10 points wag hjgh
scorer, closely followed by -Jimmy
Harris with 9 points Captain Blue
was the play-maker for the win
ning combination For the Fuquav
girls stellar work was done by
the guards: Mary Black, Christina
Williams, and Patricia Burton
The Fuquay teams’ next horns
stand is against Seim* on January
The Soil Bank Reserve Program
will be in effect during 1958 on
tobacco, cotton, wheat, com and
Experiments have shown that
trees used as windbreaks can re
duce fuel cost* as much aa ?3
Happy Khmer New Year.
Far T htm. met an*&
and stady m fwrgfm; mad
plenteous tt* wnewy *nrt® aM
them that eaR ns ttm T*we—-
(Pmum 86, 5.)
Our Heavenly ;Fa€b<«r Is
alt-good, all-love, aH-mercy,
alt-wisdom. He hears every
sincere prayer for forgive
ness and help. The gift of Hia
loving-kindness is not meas
ured, but is abundant beyond
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