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Thursday, December 21, 1933
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01 course we realize that Christ
mas is a few days off yet, but due
to the fact that the Gab Bag, or
rather its writer, always "gets it
first and gets it wrong," we are up
holding tradition by being the first
to wish you an exceedingly merry
and joyous Christmas. We hope
we're not wrong.
We are not saying "Merry Christ
mas" in the commonplace, stereo
typed way like on penny postcards,
but really hope each and every one
of you readers, even Will Holcomb,
will have a Christmas that will be
exceedingly pleasant and delightful.
We hope you have a big time and
no hangovers or tummy aches. We
hope Santa will outdo himself in
bringing you all manners of gifts
and that you will look back upon
this Christmas as the biggest and
best of them all!
"A SKATER NEEDS HEALTHY NERVES"
CAMEL'S COSTLIER TOBACCOS
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them one and all the very best and
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It wouldn't cost us a cent more
to wish even greater things for
you, but shucks, if all we have al
ready wished should come true it
would probably be more than you
deserve, so there.
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A-HUNTING WE WILL GO
—Or rather we should say a-
hunting we have been. For last
Thursday morning that intrepid
huntsman Coy Bates and this hum
ble scribe scattered terror and con
sternation among the furred and
feathered tribe of Surry and Wilkes.
Even though we hadn't been
hunting in some score of years, we
were positive at one time during
the morning that we saw a bird.
However, a' closer investigation dis
closed that it wasn't a bird at all,
but a cow. And not such a good
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
When we jumped our first rab
bit we threw down our gun and
grabbed a rock. Mr. Bates killed
The dog we had with UB would
have brought joy to, any huntsman's
heart. Among other things, he
pointed a freight train, the Yadkin
river, a dove and a rabbit trap.
But that's the trouble with point
ers. Pointers always point at birds
and leave it up to the hunter to find
them. Personally, we prefer a set
ter. A setter, when he finds a bird,
sits down upon it and holds it until
the hunter can swing into action.
We once had a setter who, through
error, sat down upon a steel trap.
This proved a lesson to him.
But back to the hunt. Whenever
a quail was flushed or a rabbit
jumped and scurried, the play of
firearms remined us of the Civil
War. Mr. Bates, it would appear,
believes in shooting when he goes
Of the two coveys flushed, num
bering altogether 27 birds, all were
killed except 26 But who were we
to denude the fields of live game.
Leave some for another day is our
Come up some night for a quail
dinner. You, er, bring the quail.
• * *
In just a day or more now we'll
load into Calamity, Jr., and head
for home and Christmas. And
judging from the way things have
been flying off our contraption for
the past month or so it bids fair to
be quite an eventful trip.
Still, though, to one who likes to
tinker with things mechanical and
who has a knack at fixing such
things, it takes a car with whiskers
to provide the real satisfaction of
Anyone can hop into one of these
new cars and make a hundred or so
mile trip without bother or trouble,
but when one successfully navigates
120-odd miles in a car that is just
as liable to squat down in the road
and go to pieces as not, that's a feat
to be proud of.
The only thing that causes us
worry is that in some crowded city
like Winston-Salem or Greensboro,
a piece might fly loose and hit a
traffic cop, or something. But that's
a chance which must be taken.
For the benefit of those of you
who drive ancient cars like Calam
ity, Jr., we want to advise that in
stead of so many tools, a t large
quantity of well chewed chewing
gum, a roll of baling wire and a
ball of twine are the best bets in
making minor repairs, •
Anyway, if about Friday night
you hear that a car has gone over
an embankment or ' cJlirnbed some
convenient telephone post, just
mark it down to Calamity, Jr. Her
disposition hasn't been so darned
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THIS AXD THAT
If we had completed our
Christmas shopping and then some
old meanie had broken into the
car and stole it all, that would mean
Santa Claus would have to
postpone his trip until Christmas of
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If they start ringing the church
bells here New Year's night some
body is liable to think there's an
other election on.
* * *
We understand that Santa Claus
is going to bring Mrs. Weir a bicy
cle so that she can get around
quicker. We have been considering
putting her in charge of our Elkin
division of the Assassinated Press.
* * *
But all kidding aside, Mrs. Weir
is a very capable writer. (That's
our Christmas present to you, Mrs.
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Kids are forever getting into
mischief. But it ceases to be fun
ny when one breaks a half dozen
eggs on the front seat of your auto
mobile. If you are not convinced,
our son can furnish excellent refer
ences as a convincer.
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No matter what kind of a tale we
tell on our son, our mother can al
ways dig back into our own child
hood history and match it—or worse.
For instance, the time we cut a
couple of chapters out of our fath
er's pet Bible.
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Well, so long.
GUN ACCIDENT FATAL
Accidental discharge of a shot
gun in the hands of a 9-year-old
boy took the life of Lee Miller, 38,
Winston-Salem, Friday night. The
tragedy occurred at the home of
Carl Charles. Charles' son, Ru
dolph, was exonerated by Dr. W.
N. Dalton, Forsyth county coroner,
who held the death accidental.
Atlanta Constitution: Litvinoff.
according to the Savannah Press,
was born Finkelstein. Well, he's
certainly made a new name for him
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