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Sermons To Carry'Theme of Hope
The theme of eternal hope of "Peace on earth, good will
to dm," will be woven into the aermona of the ministers
of the Farmville churches, Sunday, as they relay the mes
sage from the angels to the shepherds, in the Judesn hills
nineteen hundred years ago, and the choirs in their turn
will raider echoes of the song of the heavenly chorus.
The spiritual leaders will read from Isaiah's prophecy
in the Old Testament and from Matthew and Luke's accounts
of the Nativity, and they will stress the wonder of His
birth, His life, death and resurrection. His power and
teachings will be emphasized as well as the grave respon
. siDiiity or the faithful remnant in whom lies the
hope of the world today.
The to^in and community are invited to attend
each and every one of these services.
At the morning worship hour, Sunday, the Rev. E. W.
Holmes will preach on "Immanuel, God with Us." Special
Christmas music for this service will be featured with a
solo "The Holy Mother Sings" b?r Miss Rosemary Holmes.
"Christmas Bells," a cantata by Edward W. Norman,
will be presented in the evening, at 7:80, by the choir
under the direction of Miss Rosemary Holmes, with Mrs.
Arthur F. Joyner st the organ.
Special parts in the cantata include: Bolos?"Make
Straight His Pathway," Elbert C. Holmes; "The Angel
Choir Came Winging," Mrs. Elbert C. Holmes; "The Love
lighted Star," Miss Seleta Tucker; "Sleep, O Blessed
Baby," Miss Rosemary Holmes; Duets ? "The Angels'
^Refrain," Elbert C. Holmes and Raymond Shearin; "The
Christ Story," Mrs. Elbert C. Holmes and Miss Rosemary
Holmes; and a special chorus?"The Vision of the Shep
herds," Misses Seleta Tucker, Ann Moore, Lola Gray
Kemp and Joyce Tyson, Harry and Cedric Davis.
At the eleven o'clock worship hour, the minister, Rev.
Z. B. T. Cox, will speak on the subject, "Stop, Enjoy
Christmas," and there will be special music by the choir
with Mrs. Clarence Moye, of Maury, as soloist
In the evening at 7:30, children of the primary depart
ment of the Sunday School will present a program of
stories, recitations and a tableau scene under the direction
Dr. Mewborn Heads ?
Pitt County Medical
And Dental Society
The Pitt County Medical and Dental
Society held its annual Ladies' Night
meeting Thursday at the Rotary Club
Dr. F. P. Brooks, Greenville, the
retiring president, presided and ex
tended a gracious welcome to the doc
tors' wives. Mrs. D. L. Moore, of
Greenville, in her happy manner, re
sponded. . .
Dr. John M. Mewborn was installed
as the new president of the Society
and in his remarks of acceptance took
occasion to mention the fine relation
ship existing between the local health
department and the physicians and
dentists of Pitt County. Dr. B. McKay
Johnson, Greenville is the new vice
president and Dr. C. F. Irons, secre
tary and treasurer.
The chief feature of entertainment
was the performance of a capable
The hpsts, Drs. Fred Irons, Malene
Irons, E. B. Ayeock, D. R. Armistead
and Dan Wright, provided an elegant
banquet for the occasion.
A song which made its appearance
in 1942 entitled "White Christmas,
is in its fourth year and well on its
way to permanent recognition as a
Christmas favorite. -
The amaxing popularity of "White
Christmas" as a yuletide song reaqhed
its peak last year when a poll con
ducted to establish the favorite carol
of servicemen revealed that 22 per
cent of the votes went to this early
war song written especially for the
occasion by Irving Berlin, graduate
of Tin Pan Alley.
The birth of the song was entirely
by accident despite rumors to the
contrary which attribute its concep
tion to the war. Actually, it J=o?_
posed in 1940. A Hollywood studio
had an idea for a motion picture to
be called "Holiday Inn," co-starnng
Pied Astaire and Bing Crosby. The
* theme of the picture was based on the
holidays of the year and a song was
needed to represent each hobday ? ??
Irving Berlin was contractod for the
compositions. The picture, Mtaaaaa
in 1942, was synonymous with ou
second wartime Christinas, and in
that year the song sold one million
copies in four months. Although
nothing is dons on the part of the
publishers to exploit the song, it
Somatically rings the register each
year as the holiday season approach
so. Berlin calls it his favorite song,
with the exception of his "God^ Bless
America,, written during World War
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oi Mrs. Florence Thome and With
Mrs. George Parr as accompanist. A
girls' choir will sing Christmas carols.
The White Christmas Community
Tree Service, a union affair held for
many years here, has been dispensed
with this season, the reason for
which has not been satisfactorily ex
plained by those approached on the
On Tuesday night, Christmas Eve,
from 11:00 to 12:00 o'clock, a mid
night service will be held at the
Episcopal Church, with a timely mes
sage by the rector, Rev. J. R. Roun
tree, and a celebration of the Holy
Communion. Mrs. J. W. Joyner will
sing Gesu, Bambino, by Pierto Yon.
On Sunday morning at the regular
worship hour, the pastor, Rev.. E. R.
Clegg, will preach on the subject,
"Peace on Earth." The choir will
render Christmas music and an aa
Miss Betsy Vorriss will sing "The
Holy Mother" as a solo.
A Christmas Candlelight Service
will be held st 6 o'clock in Jtfee after
noon, with adult and yoifng'people's
choirs taking part end Mrs. Haywood
Smith st the organ. ? The Bird's
Carol, by Nobis Cain, will be ren
dered by the adults aad the young
people will sing Fairest Lord Jesus.
Mrs. R. O. Lang, Jr., soloist, wfll
sing Gesu, Bambino, by Pietro Yon.
Mrs. A. Q. Roebuck is directing this
Appropriate music Will be used as
a setting for the pastor's sermon, "If
Christ Had Not Come," Sunday morn
ing with ? anthem, O Womhip the
King, by Lorenz, as a feature. The
Rev. Bdwtn S. Coatee is the
Stores To Close
Merchants and other business
men of ? Farmville will observe
Thursday, the 26th, as well as |
Christinas Day as a holiday.
James and Elizabeth Bollock, will be
presented in the Church at 7:30
o'clock with the Woman's Auxiliary
as the sponsoring group and Mrs. Joe
Flake as committee chairman. Mrs.
J. M. Hobgood, organist, will be in
charge of the music.
ST ELIZABETH'S, CATHOLIC
Sunday Maaa at 9:80 Sunday morn
ing. Special Christmas Mass with
sermon J>y tSb pastor, Father Mahon,
and "music at midnight, Christmas
Ere; Maasss at MO and at 9:30
Merry Christmas x
Two little words?they've been said
over and over again Car generations?
but no others have been found to ex
press so apll the spirit ef the season!
"Merry Christmas" to you and
yours. Even if you don't believe in
exchanging costly presents ? don't
miss the joy of exchanging those
friendly words, and the trifling re
membrances which make them come
true. ' -? . ?'' .yv* "? ;
Look your prettiest this Christmas!
Pin flowers in your hair. Mistletoe,
dipped in stfrer powder, makes a
beautiful "frosty" hair decoration!
Yon won't hare to stand under the
mistletoe?youH be under it. Just in
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What make* f ^
Mbereber 9 Cfjttrtfc frtetplt rises to pierce the Uue skies
of daylight, and commune with the stars of night ? there
is Peace... And as we enter our Church this Chriftmastide,
the full spirit, meaning, and essence of the word shall enter
our beings and inspire us to fulfill our own minor role in
achieving for all time |feacr #n Cartfc Coot) MUD Co JMen!
C, Come let fet Chore Mm. * ?.
tEJje &ong of Christmas
he; long journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem . . .
a new Star in the sky... heavenly music above the
hills of Judea ... the flutter of angel wings... the
swift journeying of the Shepherds . . . Mary and Joseph
and the new-born Child ... the coming of the Wise Men,
with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh . . .
From these inspiring things the Song of Christmas
was fashioned more than twenty centuries ago. The years
hare added new notes of happiness. Carols and song upon
th&air . . . candles gleaming into the night . . . secret
whisperings and laughter in the home ... greetings going
from friend to friend ? ? ? deeds of love and mercy done
in the name of a Child.
No great symphony or composition can match'
the Song of Christmas. It rises above the clatter
and roar of the city; it throbs through the scatter
ed town and hamlet; it sings through t^ie sunlit
islands of the South; it permeates the frozen
wastes of the Northland. In ever-widening volume
its strains echo around the world.
Before its magic the hosts of darkness take
flight. It touches the slumbering chords of
memory; it heals old hurts and scars; it binds
loved ones in a closer and deeper tie. There are
no friendless or forsaken within its sound; under
its influence the strong reach out to help the
weak. Peace and Love and Joy, these are its
loudest notes, and they are for all men. For
the Song of Christmas is the greatest of all songs
because it is understood by every heart.
Gifts Beyond Price
The gifts the Wise Men brought the blessed Babe ?
wonderful though they were ? could not compare to
the gifts He gave to mankind.
jewels of spiritual goodness: rare love and unselfish
ness ? hh< are the treasures bequeathed to those who
know the messing of His word.
Santa Writes Grown
ups a Letter This Year
Listen folks! Let's keep this con
fidential! If I'm s mysterious charac
ter, it's only' because I. want to help
Christmas make the world of child
hood and the grownup world share
that kinship which must often be
set aside in the usual, year-'round
run ?f things.
' Let year children go to progressive
schools, and "express themselves"?
hut ptoses Mb, let them believe in
me. And yea ? keep on believing
in the children's- right to live in a
land of nefce-beHeve last as long as
If it weren't for Knell boys and
girls, Christinas wouldn't be the woa
derful holiday, it is. So how ahoat a
little cooperation, folks?
Ill keep right on handing
Christmas cheer end coming down
chimneys ? if yu-ull keep right on
making every child's heart
come Christmas time.
MRS. MOTS HONORED
. Mr. and Mri. Howard D. Moye
were hosts at a surprise family din
ner on Sundajt, the occasion
the 7Vth birth, day of Mr. Moye's
mother, Mrs. lEstelle Hardy Moya,
well known and highly esteemed Pitt
county Htiifin '? 'X->
The table was cemtered with the
the birth date. At
The Enterprise Will
Take A Holiday 27th
The Farmville Enterprise will
tike a well deserred holiday next
weak and will not make its ap
pMHsee again until January 8,
The Editar and entire force
WISH you A
? and ?
HEALTH AND HAPPHfeSS
IN THE MEW YEAR.
Of Entire World
Officials estimate at least. 100,000
are saved each year?in America
fluids made available by
the annual Christmas S$al campaign
In 1903, a Danish postal cleric?
Einar Holboell, by name?conceived
the idea, of a Voluntary tax on Ohnpt
mas greeting cards wfajgh weald her
fit the underprivileged. Specifically,
Holboell visualised establishment of
a fond to build a hospital for tuber
cular children. The ministry granted
Holboell permission to sell his seals
at poet offices and the Christmas
Seal campaign was launched. In many
countries, the seal campaign is con
ducted largely In co-operation with
postal authorities and, in some In
stances, thy seals ate parte of special
interested in the project in 1907 and
co-operated with the National Tuber
culosis association. To strengthen
the nation-wide campaign, the Red
Cross and the Tuberculosis associa
tion jointly conducted the sale of the
seals and, until 1919, the emblem of
the Red Crass appeared on the seal.
In 1919, the double-barred cross, in
ternational emblem and trademark
of the warfare against tuberculosis,
was embodied in the design of the
seal. In 1920, the Red CroeS*1 wished
to devote its energies to the annual
Roll ?Galt and arrangements were
made whereby the sale of the tuber
culosis Christmas Seal is conducted
exclusively by the Tuberculosis asso
cy*^. r '
Little 01' Santa
The little ol' santa propped under
oar tree ... is little the worse for
wear . . . he's lost a leg and an arm,
you see ... bat no one seems to care.
Not that we're unsympathic, rather,
we are just a bit nostalgic.
Time was when our santa, bright
#nd assr, benignly welcomed Tommy
??? , , , M they tiptoed down
stairs to see ., i their presents spread
beneath the tree , , , very early
Tho Tommy and Sue have out
grown their toys . . . and entwined
their hearts with grown-up joys . . .
that little ol' santa, propped under
the tree, 'symbolises .Christmas ? as
Christmas ought to be . . . with toys
for children, good will among men
,.... on earth, Peace dawning.
POST OFFICE TO BE OPEN
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
The local Post Office will be open
the convenience sf'those wishing to
The American Red Crow
WELCOME BACK SANTA, WITH
YOUR PACK OF GOOD CHEER!
Welcome hack, Santa, with your pack of Christmas cheqr.
That's sometitfng we can all use a lot of right now: cheer
i in our daily work; cheer to spread to other
and morale to help them
won is ma de
a the whole
Santa Claus To Visit
2lst, 23rd and 24th
Good old St. Nick will be on the
streets of Parmville's business section
during the three week days prior to
Christmas ? Saturday, Monday and
Tuesday ? to talk with the children
about their presents he is to bring
Christmas Eve. The stones are re
maining open on these nights also
until 9 o'clock.
The Santa Claus parade, sponsored
by the Chamber of Commerce, was
the most successful yet staged. Hun
dreds of people lined the Btreets of
the business section of town to watch
the parade. Santa Claus arrived in
the ljre truck proceeded by the color
ed school band. Gifts were distributed
to all children both white and colored.
This annual event has grown with the
passing of the years and plans are
being made for an even bigger and
better Santa Claus Parade in 1947.
The Farmville Masonic Ladies'
Night held Friday in the basement
dining room of the Methodist Church,
was declared by those present to be
among the most enjoyable and de
lightful affairs of its kind held by the
The program opened with the sing
ing of America, followed by the in
vocation, by Rev. Ernest Clegg. A
sumptuous meal of turkey with all
the trimmings was then served by
the Methodist ladies.
In the absence of the master of
the lodge, Sam-D. Bundy presided as
master of ceremonies and welcomed
the group with appropriate toasts to
the ladies, to which Mrs. LeRoy Rol
lins responded in her happy manner.
Miss Rosemary Holmes, accompanied
at the piano by her mother, delighted
the group with vocal selections.
Sam D. Bundy presented his. fath
er, J. T. Bundy, who introduced an
other son, W. J. Bundy, Grand |ias
ter of the Grand Lodge .of North
Carolina. For a time the 125
sons present were kept "in stib
by the stories and jokes bandied back
and forth from the father, his 3o*\,
and the two brothers. The speaker in
a humorous vein spoke on the "Secrete
The group then sang Jingle Bells
after which the Grand Master deliver
ed twenty-five year certificates to:
Hubert Jojrner, Tony Lang, LeRoy
Rollins, G. S. Williams, Dr. Pa*l E.
Jones, Aaron Bailey, C. F. Brann,
Manly Liles, F. M. Davis, jr., George
W. Davis, D. E. Oglesby. W. B. Gay,
Bennle Hayes, R. A. Joyner, J. B.
Joyner, Carl Hicks, W. M. Willis,
Dameron Fields and Marvin V. Jones.
Special guests of the lodge were
Mrs. R. R. Bailey, Rev. and Mrs.
Ernest Clegg, Mr. and Mrs.
Brewer, and Rev. and Mrs.
Gray. Recognized also
W. J. Bundy, wife of the Grand
ter and Mrs. J. T. Bundy,
the Grand Master.
The Secretary of the Navy
authorised ? Naval ~
owners pennant, which may be
as a personal perm ant by
who made available to the
yacht or any other craft fo
during World War II.
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