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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, December 21, 1933, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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TIIU:iDAY, DEI PAGE TWO Sit rairklitt (Lite JUjklnttits Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press At Franklin, North Carolina Telephone No. 24 VOL XLVIII Number 51 BLACKBURN W. JOHNSON EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Entered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C. as second class matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 0e Year .... Eight Months Six Months .. Single Copy .. $1.50 $1.00 .75 .05 Obituary noticesards of thanks,-tributes -of respect, byJndividuals lodges, churches, organizations or societies, will be regarded as adver tUInij and insprtfd at regular classified advertising rates. Such notice ' will be marked "adv." in compliance with the postal regulations. WEEKLY BIBLE THOUGHT .And a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6. Peace on Earth? "A HAPPY CHRISTMAS" is the message of good "will that friend sends to friend because the Christ child was born twenty centuries ago. Gifts are exchanged because wise men, following a star, brought gifts to the child in the manger. "Peace on Earth" is sung in every Christian church because shepherds heard the angel's song while they watched, their flocks by night. izThis Christmas-finds self as a sinister competition of armaments goes on apace. Will the youth of t,oday and the babies born this Christmas be the innocent victims of weapons wrought by their parents as Herod slaughtered the innocent in that day. with pagan cruelty? ' Peace on Earth? Are Christian standards mak ing headway against the paganism of today? Is love conquering hate, and understanding overcoming distrust? There is, We believe, a more serious awakening in the minds of Christians that the churches must em phasize with greater teaching power such saving truths as international friendship and cooperation, if Christian standards are to prevail and war cease. Thenindeed, there will be good tidings of great. joy to ALL people. For no nation can live to itself. No nation can save itself by destroying- others. The nations must forbear, forgive, cooperate, Or perish. 'Love your enemies" will then become a practical international policy. "O Star beyond all stars, the darkness 1 have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus? You might as well not believe in fairies " ! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Saifita Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the won ders there are unseen or unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there, is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest, man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever- lived,- could tear - apart. Only faith, - fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernatural beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus? Thank God he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten thousand years 'from, now, he will continue to make glad the heart , of childhood. Dear Santa I Lee Rogers spent last Sunday I am a little girl of 8 year's with Kermit Rogers. Please Bring me a Doll that will Cry and go to Sleep some Candy and apples. Tulilann Mason Dillard, Ga. Dear Santa Please Brfrig me .a Dolt and a Watch and a Strand of Beads Your little Friend ReBecca Ledford. ft n Letters to Dillard, Ga. Dear Santa: I am a little girl about 3 feet high and 4 year old I want you to please bring me a doll and Some candy a Story book and a Pencil. , I will thank you r, A little girl V Maggie Lee Ledford. Dear Santa 1 am a little boy S months old I would thank you to bririg me a baby rattler and a big rubber doll. A little friend , Deleno Ledford. Jim Moss, of Maggie, spent the week-end here. Ezra Shook made a business trip to East Fork last week. Don . Watson, of Highlands, has been viisting in Shookville. Miss Lillie Tjlson is visiting Mrs. Carl Bolick. ' A. C. Barnes is very ill. Miss Frances Barnes, of Bessie, spent Friday night with Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Barnes. an- Prentiss, N. C. Dear Santa , I am a little girl 6 year Please bring me a doll some candy orange and apples a bag of , marble. Sarah Marie Mason. Prentiss, N. C. and Dear Santa Pleaees bring me Watch some candy Yours truly, T. R. Mason, a gun Santa Claus Prentiss, N. C Dear .Santa Please bring me a little Watch and Some Candy and oranges. Your friend Frank Mason, Franklin, N. C. Dear Santa Claus: . , I'm a little girl five years old I want you to bring me for Christ mas a doll a set of dishes candy oranges and nuts. With love. Margaret Ledbetter. Franklin, N. C. Dear Santa : Please bring me a tea set a wrist watch 'and oranges and can dy. With love, Elba Ledbetter. Franklin, N. C. Dear Santa: - Please bring me a doll carriage a story book and some candy. Your little friend, , Estelle Ledbetter. h Still slow t o comprehend ! 0 light., of men, Theglare " of""rthhaskept msblind- " " ". so long! iiiij::: : " Forgive us as we lrft And make us . brave angel's song!" our eyes again to live to the Is There a Santa Claus? An Old, Old Question and How It Was Answered By a Famous New York Editorial Writer (EDITOR'S NOTE: One of the finest things ever written bout Christmas is the following editorial printed some years ago by li'TheiSun.'irinr answer:; to zither earnest rappeaL of- a little New. York girl to be told whether Santa really exists. Its author, Frank P. Church, was an accomplished journalist, but -his fame will rest chiefly on this beautiful setting forth of art eternal truth.) IX E TAKE pleasure in answering at once, and thus T prominently, the communication below, express 'ins at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun : "Dear Editor "1 am 8 years old. "Some of my little friends say there ' is no Santa Claus. . "Papa says 'If you see it in 'The Sun' it's so!' "Please' tell me the truth, is there a '" "' ' ' ' ' Santa' Claus ? "---------t ; - - -: Virginia O'Hanlon." Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected bv the scepticism of a sceptical asre. They do not believe except they see. They think that r.othing can be which is not comprehensible by their "tittle minds.'. All minds, 'Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe a ours" man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, ;.s compared 'with the boundless world about him, aSj measured by the intelligence capable of-grasping the whole 'of. truth 'and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus? It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance, to make tolerable this existence. We should Prentiss, N. C. Dear Santa Gaus. Tonight 1 will write you and let you know what I want for Christ mas. Please bring me a Doll Ball Tea Set Candy oranges Bananas and Nuts dont forget my brothers and Sisters Especially my Baby sister she is one year old the 19 day of December She is fair skin Dark -blue eyes Curley headed as cunning as a Baby can be bring her a Rubber doll. Your little girl, Marie Ledford 7 school opened. For Christmas I want a doll, tea set, oranges, and some candy. Please remember all the other boys and srirls. Here's wisKing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Your Jtaend, Virginia Burnette. : ' Scalv. N. C. Dear Santa Claus: I'm a .little nine year old bov. For Christmas I want a toy Erun. ball, oranges, and some candy. Many thanks. Your friend, Harold Nix. Highlands, N. C. Dear Santa, I am a little boy five years old. For Christmas I want you to bring me an air rule, a cowboy suit, some candy, nuts, and toys. Don't forget my two little sisters Billie and Jennie Mae. Bring Billie a big doll, and candy, nuts, and toys. Bring Jennie Mae a rattler. With love, Truie Edwards, Jr. Highlands, N. C. Dear Santa Clause, I want you to please bring me a rain coat, size 12, a pair of galosh es, size 4, some candy, nuts, and oranges. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. With love, Felicia Edwards. Scalv. N ' C Dearest Santa Claus. I'm a little boy eight years old, and in - thcsecond exade. I've tried to be good this year and if it isn'taskingjoo much I want a wagon and an air rifle for Christ mas. Also some candy and or- Franklin, JJC. Dear Santa, Fir Christmas will you please bring me a dollcarriage, a ring with an (I) on it, nuts, candy, or anges, grapes, and raisins. Your little friend, anges. Here's wishing you the -happiest Christmas ever. - - , Your friend, Ted McConnell. Prentiss, N. C. Dear Santa For Christmas I want a toy truck gun apples oranges chewing gum plenty of nuts candy, and Santa Please dont forget mother and daddy bring them something Your little boy only 6 years old. Calvin Ledford. - Prentiss, -N.- CP Dear Santa . I will write a few words to let you know what I want for-Xmas I want a toy Pistol Ball candy oranges Nuts raisens Pecans Chew ing gum I want ask for so much as they are so many children that has not 'father or mother Please visit them. Your little boy, Ellis Ledford. Prentiss, N. ,CV Dear Santa ror Christmas l want a big sleepy doll one that can say Ma Ma and if you have one bring me a craddle so I can rock it to sleep it might cry and worry mother and if I had the craddle I could rock it to sleep, I get lonesom all in school but my baby sister and 1 and she is so mean want let me rock her. Please bring candy or anges nuts Bananas and chewing gum, Your little girl Bobby Ledford. Good night. Scaly, N. C Dear Santa: Scaly, N. C My dear Santa. I'm a little boy eight years old. and I'm in the second grade this year, ror Christmas I want Coaster wagon, ball, candy, and some oranges. Please remember all other boys and girls. neaps o love, John Marvin Nix, Jr. I'm a little girl seven years old and in the second grade. . For Christmas I want a doll, some candy, oranges, and apples. : Please .. remember all other chil dreh. -1 - wish you a Merry Christmas and the, best of - luck - throughout the year. Your friend, Awa Nix. Scaly, N. C. Dear Santa Claus : I am a little girl nine vears old For Christmas I want a doll with real hair and eyes that open and shut. Also some candy, oranges and nuts. With best wishes, I am, Helen Miller Dear Santa: I am a little girl eight years old. I wanted to go to town Saturday to see you but I had the whooping cOugh and couldent go. Now I am going to tell you what I want you to' bring me for Xmas. A doll, pair gloves, candy and oranges. And don't forget my little nephew J. D. Parrish. , Your friend, Freda Laura Hall. Etna, N. C. , Scaly, N. C. My dear Santa:. I ami a little girl seven years old and in I the second grade. I haven't missed! a day, or been tardy since Franklin Sihool Dear Santa Claus, T ' : i am a nine girt, tight year old. 1 am in the second grade. Will you please bring me doll. dolliarreage, orange and nuts and Bananas. Your little friend, Wilma Russell J . Scaly, N. C. My dear. Santa Claus: We are a little boy and girl age 8 7. We go to school. I, Edwin want you to bring me a ball, try cicle Candy oranges and Nuts. Kate, want you to bring me a doll. A Pair of gloves some candy Oranges and Nuts and don't for get other little boys and girls. With lots of love Edwin and Kate Penland. Muse's Corner SUNSET IN FRANKLIN By N. C. Duncan Like an eagle poised o'er prey For swift and sudden flight, The sun waits at close of day, Flooding earth with golden light. Then purpled twilight falls Upon the green-brown hills The late note of drowsy birds Mingle with murmuring rills. " ! And then a stillness great, Like that of peaceful sleep, Comes over peak and dale All's wrapped in darkness deep. October, '1933. Mr. and Mrs. Tud West nounce the birth of a daughter, at their home in east Franklin, Sunday morning, December 17. On December 14, a daughter, Evelyn, was bprn to Mr. and, Mrs. George Peek, at their home on Tesenta. Announcements were received here by friends of the birth of a son, Charles Ray, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray, of Washington, D. C. Mrs. Ray will be remembered as the former Mrs. Cluverius, who made her home here for several months. Broadway Blanche and Inez Wilson spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Knox ville, Tenn., the guests of Miss Frances Morgan. Miss Alice and Dollie Carpenter were the guests of Miss Stella Wilson Friday. "Miss Zillah Wilson was visiting her brother, Andy Wilson, who has been on the sick list for some time. . z ZlY:: McKlnney visited Andy Wilson Friday. Radford Wilson, of Scaly, spent a part of this week on Broad way. Oak Ridge Honor Roll Announced Oak Ridge honor roll for the fourth month, with C. S. Tilley as principal, has been announced as follows: - First grade: Kathleen West and Joe Simpson. Second grade:' Beatrice Angel, Hazel Jones, Louise . Shidels, Mil dred Simpson, Mildred Reid, Bev- cridge Sanders, Clyde Sanders, Dee Sanders and George . Thompson. Third grade: , Geneva Buchanan, Mary Lee Pannell, Billy Thomp son, Edith Miller and Charles Thompson. Fourth grade : Selma Elliott, Thelma Elliott, J. B. Sanders, Jim mie Higdon, John Smith and Dor othy Reid. -i ' Fifth grade : W. D. Simpsonk G.. D. Buchanan, Pauline Morgan and Hazel Miller. ' Sixth grade: J. B. Morrison", Cathlyn Angel, Sadie Franks, Mil dred Angel, Pauline Reid, Virginia Elliott and George Sellers. Seventh grade; Grady Dover and Bobbie Sanders. 11a Mae Crispe. Franklin, N. C. Dear Santa, Fir Christmas I want you to please bring me a little wagon, a ball, a truck, candy, raisins, or anges and nuts. Your little friend, . Roy Crispe. ',' Franklin, N. C. Dear Santa, For Christmas 1 want you to please bring me a . velvet dog, a doll, a celluloid rattler, a dancing elephant, candy, oranges, and grapes. Your little friend, Little Freda Lee Tallent v -v."!'' ' Meriry Christmas . -, f . , s - ,. Dear Santa, ..Franklin, N--C.- For Christmas bring me a little red wagon, some candy, nuts, or anges, grapes, chewing-gum and raisins. , Your little friend, George Crawford. Dillard, Ga. Dear Santa Clause I'm a little girl five years old, and I want you to bring me for Christmas a table and tea set and any thing else that you have. ' You will find the toy's I want at the S&L Store say Santa. I was about to forget to tell you the S&L is not in the same store house it was last year, It moved up on the corner a very pretty place you can't miss it. Santa 1 want you to bring lot's to the sick children to make them happy. Your little friend, ' Annie Will Howard. At the Yuletide and the doting of the year approaches we wish to thank all our friend and customer for their splendid patronage of the 'past, and to solicit your continued favor and good will. To each and everyone wa extend the season's warmest greetings and . best wishes for. a happy and prosperous New Year. THE JACKSON COUNTY BANK SYLVA, N. C. West's Mill, N. C Dear Santa I want you to bring some twen ty too shells to kill the rabbits and squirls and a huntin knife to. ' Your friend, John Sheffield. West's Mill, N. C. Dear Santa I want you to bring me a by cycle and a coster and lots of nuts. Your friend Edward Hurst. - Prentiss, N. C. Dear Santa: I am a tittle Boy of 3 years I wont you to Brink me some candy and orange and and little gun Please dont forget PaPa and Ma Ma. ' WymerV Mason. Shookville Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Moses made a business trip to Franklin Saturday. Miss Gertrude Farmer, of Glen- vule, is visiting in this commun ity. '. John Woodall, of Eait Fork; is now visiting home folks. And May You Enjoy Prosperity And Happiness in the New Year y Macon County Supply Co.

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