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TO WISH YOU ,
I a very marry Chistmas. and thank you for
your kindness and loyalty is the purpose
of this, our sincere holiday greeting.
Clark And Bradshaw
Abtrdwon, N. C.
j for a ?
MAY Christmas Day be an especially merry and bright one,
bringing you full measure of joy, peace and contentment.
Southern Pines, N. C.
Jlow is the season of deep delight
a s dear ones gather to celebrate the Christmas
Holiday. May yours be a merry one!
Sandhill Builders Supply
AberOoer., N. C.
TIME NOW TO HAVE THOSE WINTER
MRS. ETHEL KIKES
Whore Claaniufa and Prices Are Beiies!
Suggestions IT o Carolers
No public observance of iris trans season is Quite ?o
charming as the old eastern n> ceWj^ng? a group of singers going
from house to house, out uf doc|#, to bring the beloved music
of the season to persons within. The custom is doubly welcome
whin carolers go to homes where occupants are unable to be
out or take part m church services or oli.tl holiday observances
Following are suggestions mad* to singers by the editor of
a widely distributed collection oi Christmas carols:
Carolers may be seen or unjeen, in appropriate costume
or in street clothes. The spirit .if caroling, not the costume,
is of the utmost importance. It is true that carolers in
foreign countries, who wereuoor, accepted gifts grate
fully from the master and restless of the manor house.
However, we in America go faroLing unselfishly to brin^
cheer to those in hospitals oixhose who cannot "enter into
the Christmas festivities because of some handicap A
spirit of giving then is the My object a caroler should
have as he goes a-carolng. Therefore, it is best for the
singers to go from place t? place quitely, letting the
music announce their preset*.
Instruments can be used efectively to accompany the
carols if the weather permit Violins and flutes are ;?
good choice. The players shofri have the music memoriz
ed as should the carolers. A carol concert is never so
successful as when it is memitized.
Flashlights used to light ujfSie singers' faces can give
a beautiful effect. They are ft ered with several thick
nesses of tissue paper, caught ,y a rubber band. When
held helow the singer's face, ?is soft lighting effect is
an added touch to the adventu?.
Carolers are inclined to sing,oo loudly, since thev are
aware of the unaccustomed di.ance between them and
their audience. It can be explaii d that this is unnecessary
as the clear air at the Christma season carries the sound
If no instrument is used, a, itch pipe is helpful to
the leader without perfect pitt. if the carolers stand
in a semicircle, all voices bleu better. Silence before
and after each carol is the onr appropriate procedure
for the carolers. Slipping away cutely after the last ca-oi
is sung and leaving the music j the ears of the listeners
is to a carol concert what an "Imen" is to an anthem.
Some Christmas Cusj^ms Of (Colonists
In 4New w orld' Surwe In Use Today
Christmas in the 17th and 18lh j
centuries, was a season to be cele- i
brated in whatever manner the
colonists desired. The Southern
colonies enjoyed a season of both
religious reverence and social fes- 1
tivity. The season began before i
the 25th of December and iasted
to January 6th. This period is
known as "Old Christmas" lasting j
from Advent to Epiphany, or
Twelfth Night, on January 5.
During the holiday, the south
ern colonists emphasized eating, I
drinking, family gathering, and
merrymaking generally, much
the same "Christmas spirit" as
exists today. Food and drink re
flected the national customs of
the settlers from England, Hol
land, and Germany.
The English colonists eontrib- j
uted many of the customs which j
are traditional in the present eel- i
ebration. They often used a holi
day salutation for greeting
friends, neighbors, and even
strangers. It is possible that this
Ereeting is the origin of today's
"Merry Christmas" salutation.
The traditional Yule Log was
burned, and small whole pigs
were roasted in the colonists fire
places. Tables were laden with
mince pies, plum pudding, and
the customary "wassail (warm
ale) which later became the name I
for any Christmas beverage.
Caroling v/as popular with the
colonists and both religious and
folk songs were sung by groups
going from house-to-house. The
English colonists also decorated !
sir houses with holly, ivy and
stletoe. Contrary to the fa
liar image of the austere col
sts, is their origination of
<sirig beneath the mistletoe."
wtver, use ol greenery in dec
?tions retained its early sym
Um of long life, etc.
5b Nol Emphasized
iftj were not emphasized by
t colonists, but the wealthy
v> expected to be generous to
tpoor during the holiday sea
s' The children sometimes re
cod small gifts.
e English colonists and a
Psylyania Germans shared <
U uaint custom of "Barring the
M?r,'* which consisted of 0
sclbaj's, demanding days off 11
fnsli#lies to celebrate the hoi
id lie German settlers also
brhtjthe Christmas tree into h
thievl, World celebration.
' Ji&aravians were the first s'
to jrite the trees with burn
inpnflcs, in their Christmas 1
"L F&sts," in which they cel
jjfter church services
wioflfe and sw?et buns. Min- L
iat\ Christmas "gardens" and /
yaiecaationa were also a cus
ton m Pennsylvania Germans
ancteir incorporated into the
festiesjof all the colonists.
"I 'Colonial Christmas provi
dediny. traditions which are
still u$e during the holiday
seasOfjthese, the right to cel
obrtthi birth of the Christ
Chtlenjfcins the most precious
of tfrftdoms granted to the
peopf "the New World.
It is a
d wish you
. iiuj happiest of
j| m J holidays.
j~f ? :
' MOORE COOWTY
\ NOTICE Or 3AJLE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of thv
power of sale contained in that
certain Deed of Trust executed
by JAMES GALLAGHER and
wife, EUNICE E. GAI-IAGHER,
to R F. Hoke Pollock, Trustee,
.lated January 13, )?59, and re
corded in the Office of the Regis
ter of Deeds for Moore County,
North Carolina, in Book of Mort
gages and Deeds of Trust No. 173,
Page 209. the Trustee will at
12:00 o'clock noon, on Monday,
January 13, 1964, at the Court
house door in Carthage, Moore
County, North Carolina, sell at
public auction for cash to the
highest bidder, the following de
scribed real property together
with the improvements situato
thereon in Pinebluff, Sandhill
Township, Moore County, North
Carolina, and more particularly
described and designated as fol- !
BEGINNING nt the southeast
corner of Block C and Two, at
the intersection of New Eng
land Avenue and Pear Street,
in the Town of Pinebluff,
Moore County, North Carolina;
thence westward as the north
line of said New England Ave
nue 195 feet to a stake, a Mac
Farland-Fackard corner; thence
northward, at right angles, 270
feet to a stake, a MacFarland
Packard corner; thence, at a j
right angle, eastward 35 feet ?
to a stake, a MacFarland-Pack- j
ard corner; thence, at right an- ?
gles 39 feet to a stake; a Mac- j
Farland - Packard corner; j
thence, at a right angle, a new ,
line, 160 feet to a stake in the !
west line of Pear Street, a j
Packard M at Farland corner; '
thence southward as the west
line of Pear Street 309 feet to
the point oi beginning, com
prising Lots Nos. 11, 12, 13.
14, 15 and portions of Lots 10
and 16, in said Block C and
Two: Also thei" is hereby re- j
leased and quitclaimed to the i
said grantee all such right, title '
and interest as the said gran- i
tor has or ought to have in and
to the east illey in said Block
and a portion of the inner Court
86 feet by 11 feet adjoining
Lots 10 and 11 in the rear, and
including portions of sections
3, 4 and 5 of said inner court.
? As shown on map of Pine
bluff filed in office of Register
of Deeds of Moore County.
The above described property 1
will be sold subject to the 1964 1
d valorem taxes for Moore j
bounty and Town of Pinebluff. i Z
This sale is made on account
f default in the payment of the ~
ndebtedness secured by said
>eed of Trust.
A deposit with the Clerk of the
Superior Court of 10 per cent of
he bid will be required of the
This the 11th day of December.
H. F. HOKE POLLOCK.
rpi* Chrislmcl b?!!t p*a! loud and
dear. At you htor their m??iog?,
may yeur heart b ? fllM with joy.
Hallum Furniture Co.
Southern Pines, N. C.
Jliay tho Holy Family guide your path to a
spiritually inspiring Christmas. And may ail tho days
to come reflect the peece and joyol this blessed Holiday.
Carthage Furniture Co.
Carthage. N. C.
FLOOR SANDING And REFINISHING
J. B. SHORT
Box 382 Southern Pines Phono OX 5-8411
Floor Covering Hardwood Floor* Installed
Wall Til* Ceramic 6c Plastic Counter Tops
Aluminum Windows, Screens and Doors
All Work Guaranteed Estimates Free
in life's journey, one of the great rewards is the good will of our
friends. We thank you heartily and wish you a mott Merry Christmas.
POE'S SERVICE STATION
SOUTHERN PINES. *?. C.