Page Two GOLDSBORO HI NEWS Friday, January 20, 1950 JOIN ALUMNI NEWS Shown above are members of the High School Band as they take a brief interval before starting the Patron Club membership drive. Majorettes pictured are from left to right: Colleen Fair- cloth, Jean Connor, Adaline Vann, Martha Rose, Hilda Westbrook and Phyliss Banks. From this point on Center street a drive that canvassed the entire business district was launched. While the Majorettes solicited memberships the Band presented several se lections. (News-Argus staff photo.) Passing of Christmas Brings Reminiscences Doris Page Christmas is dead and buried for 1949. May it rest in peace— but here are a few sidelights on the merry holiday. First of all, there is my pitiful little Christmas tree. Surmount ing great obsitaeles it valiantly stayed upright although weight ed down with lights much too large, preyed upon by Butch, who is a curious cat, and given exploratory nudges by equally curious children. GOLDSBORO BEAUTY SHOP PHONE 1127 PRICE JEWELER Gifts for Everyone WATCHMASTER SERVICE 102 East Mulberry It defied the law of gravity for it was always at an angle. Once or twice it succumbed, though, and with a ci-y of “Tim ber!” I hastened to stand it up again and sweep up the snow that had fallen off of it. I hope I’m not letting anything out when I say there is no you- know-who. My younger sister is either very dumb or very bright. Dumb, if at her age she actually still believes there is a Santa Claus, and bright if she is only pretending to, which I believe is the case. At any rate, we still have to go through the motion of having Santa Claus visit our house each year. This year it was quite a little problem because she wouldn’t go to sleep and we were anxious to go ahead and get it ODOM MOTOR CO. Phone 620 Cadillac and Poniiac Sales and Service BERNEY’S LOAN CO. PHONE 2221 201 EAST WALNUT ST. GOLDSBORO, N. C. Need Money?-See Bemey BARGAINS IN UNREDEEMED PLEDGES over with. She went to bed and we sat in the living room listen ing to the radio and waiting for her to go to sleep. After awhile. Mama asked me to tip-toe i|^ and see if she was asleep. I bent down over the bed and looked at her. Her eyes were closed tightly but every now and then they would give a sort of nervous twitch. She had a cold and her breathing was loud and uneven, but it seemed awfully put-on to me. I wasn’t positive she was not asleep but I had a stinking suspicion that she wasn’t. I told Mama to have a look for herself and she confirmed my opinion. There was nothing to do but wait awhile longer. Fin ally, we decided to go ahead and set up the toys near the tree anyway. If she heard, she would just have to hear. We figured' she would probably be asleep by now because, despite the tempta tion to stay awake, she has a passion for sleeping. I frankly couldn’t see why she hadn’t gone to sleep sooner myself, because the bed looked pretty inviting to me. I was surprised to see that there was anyone left to shop uptown during the Christmas rush. It seemed to me that al most everyone was behind the counters. A lot of high scliool girls were working for the first time. I hadn’t seen about getting a job in time and I felt left out. Some of, the girls I saw were Barbara Hinnant, Madeline Epps, Ruth Davis, Pearline Ennis, and Ma vis Page at Woolworth’s; Elma Worrell, Faye Parnell, Betty Barbee, Joyce Gurley, Polly Hil- bourne, and Merle Rosser at Kress’; Sara Cobb at McClellan’s (there were lots more working there but I just ran in and out SEE THE NEW Fxigidaixe Refrigerators — Electric Ranges Electric Water Heaters — Home Freezers' EDWARDS & JERNIGAN FURNITORE STORE 115 E. Mulberry Street Phone 1000 EVERYTHING IN DRUGS Al GOLDSBORO DRUG STORE • PHONE 1 and didn’t see them); Peggy Mal- pass at Charles Store; Sara Thompson and Gracie Batten were working at the Glamour Shop. Of course, that is only a slight portion of the number of girls that were working last year. Seems funny to say last year, doesn’t,' it because it was such a short time ago? To avoid a lot of confusion and save some money on the side, I and three of my girl friends drew names to give each other presents. This way we buy only one instead of three presents. The drawback is that we get on ly one present, too. We call it being economical. We have fun keeping the name we drew a secret and each of us forms her own opinion of who has whose name. Then we pro ceed to set a definite price for the presents and tell each other exactly what we want. Maybe this isn’t ethical but it gets good results. You know, I believe the rea son Christmas has lived through all these years is because of par ents and not children. Honestly, in lots of cases the parents get a much bigger kick out of play ing Santa Claus than the kids do in seeing what the old gent has left them Christmas morning. They’re always sorry when the children get too big for Santa Claus because then there is noth ing left but giving presents and no matter how good a present, it can’t bring .the look on a per son’s face that seeing what San ta has brought them can do to a child. That look is more than ample reward for what, in many cases, the parents have gone without for themselves. Well, that’s all for this year— I mean, last year, but there’ll Be plenty more Christmases. The more, the merrier, I say. Seems as if everyone under the sun was home during the re cent holidays. We even have a few marriages. . . . From Carolina came: Bryan Sutton, Moon Ennis, Charlie Crone, Archie Hamil, “Tut” Shu mate, Mike Pate, Reginald Grif fin, William Heeden, Oscar Lovelace, Ira Montague, and a girl, Elizabeth Kornegay. Donald Pike, Miller Eason, Ray Bryan, and Bill Hawly were from “State’’. From Wake Forest there were Joyce Bagly, Peggy Ann West, DSna James Gulley, and Graham Best. Laura and Sam Lynch, along with Audrey Garris were home from Guilford. Isaac Braxton from Elon, Kath erine Bridgers and LaVerne Tew from Watts Hospital in Durham, Pinky Gainey from Chi cago, Lew Langston from Bre- nau at Gainesville, Ga. From *way down there in South Carolina came Judy Ad ams and Betty Denmark, An derson College. From not so far away Dot Crawford, Eunice Bizzell, La Nelle Edwards, Millie Cobb, Frankie Strosnider, St. Mary’s. Cotton Klutz, Jerry Worrell, May EpsteiriT Jerry Sanford, Shirley Haynes, Chris Columbus, Carl Casey and Ethel Parks from Eastern Carolina Teachers Col lege in Greenville. Doris Vann and Zelda Potter were home, too, from Mercy Hospital at Charlotte. Mary Bumgarner and Jo Jack son, students at Meredith Col lege in Raleigh were spending Ihe holidays home also. From the western part of the state came Lib Handly, Jo Ann Crumpler, and Patsy Donnell. They’re students at Greensboro Woman’s CoUege. Two other Goldsboro alumni have taken the fatal step in mat- imony. “Jello” Hallow ’45, mar- .ried to a South Carolina girl Jan. 15th. Sorry, can’t give you her name. And Leah Lloyd Riggsby ’47 and Frank Nash were married in St. Paul’s Methodist Church Dec. 29th. Congratulations! - PARAMOUNT - Today & Saturday BOB HOPE in ‘The Great Lover’ Sunday & Monday JOHN PAYNE GAIL RUSSELL in ‘Captain China’ Gel Your School Supplies At THOMAS OFFICE SUPPLY CO. W. Walnut Street MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT ROBINSON’S Drug Store GIDDEN’S JEWELRY STORE NORTH CAROLINA'S OLDEST JEWELERS Established 1859 Telephone: 1859 GARRIS DRY CLEANERS & HATTERS 208 North Center Telephone 819 GOLDSBORO, N. C. Cash Carry One-Day Service Hiompson-Wooten Oil Co. Incorporated SHELL PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PHONE 666

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