It was James Allen who ob served that as you think, you travel; and as you love, you at tract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; and will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. You cannot escape the result of your thoughts, but you can en dure and learn, can accept and be glad. You will realize the vision (not the Idle wish) of your heart, be It base or beau tiful, or a mixture of both, for you will always gravitate toward that which you secretly most love. Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your thoughts; you will receive that which you earn; no more, or less. Whatever your present en vironment may be, you will fall, remain, or so rise with your thoughts, your vision, your Ideal. You will become as small or as big as your dominant aspiration. Sorting through our files re cently, with a view toward dis posing of some of the stuff, we came across a very yellow clip ping, It read: My hope Is that we may be rich without for getting to be righteous; that we may have leisure without license; that we may be power ful without being offensively proud; that we may live In a world offa,ct without surrender ing our faith. Although some of our closest friends—just as sincere about the matter as we are—don’t favor morning devotlonals In the public schools, they will appreciate with us this evalua tion of the Bible by Dr. Henry Van Dyke. “Born In the East and clothed In Oriental form and Imagery, the Bible walks the ways of all the world with familiar feet, and enters land after land to find Its own everywhere. It has learned to speak In hundreds of languages to the heart of man. “It comes Into the palace to tell the monarch that he Is a servant of the Most High, and Into the cottage to assure the peasant that he Is a son of God. Children listen to Its stories with wonder and delight, and wise men ponder them as par ables of life. “It has a word of peace for the time of peril, a word of comfort for the time of cal amity, a word of light for the hour of darkness. Its or acles are repeated In the as sembly of the people, and Its counsels whispered In the ear of the lonely. “The wicked and the proud tremble at Its warnings, but to the wounded and the peni tent It has a mother’s voice. The wilderness and the sol itary place have been made glad by It, and the fire on the hearth has lit the readings of Its well- worn page. “It has woven Itself Into our dearest dreams; so that love, friendship, sympathy and de votion, memory and hope, put on the beautiful garments of Us treasured speech, breathing of frankincense and myrrh. “No man Is poor or deso late who has this treasure for his own. When the landscape darkens and the trembling pil grim comes to the Valley named of the Shadow, he Is not afraid to enter; he takes the rod and staff of Scripture In his hand; he says to a friend and com rade, “Goodbye, we shall meet (Continued on Page 6) New Ewin I'u!:!ic Library The NEW BERN m Public Library 407 Fev; St. PUBLISHED WEEKLY IN THE HEART OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA Si Per Copy VOLUME 6 NEW BERN, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1963 NUMBER 29 KEPT HIS WORD—At the time T. A. Windley cele- upstarts, the Rev. W. E. West, 88; Neal Maultsby, 87; brated his 75th birthday, he promised friends another R. L. Stallings, 77; and M. ,L. Lockhart, 83. Other party when he reached 80. The event was staged Friday guests included officers and teachers. Windley has night in the recreation room of the Bridgeton Methodist taught Sunday School 60 years.—Photo by Wooten- church, and shown with Windley are four other young Moulton. EARLY ARRIVALS—Pictured at the entrance to New America last Saturday. High schools in 12 counties — Bern High School are some of the 1,139 members, ad- Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, visers, chapter parents and guests who attended the Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Wayne and District Rally here of the Future Homemakers of Wilson — were represented.—Photo by Billy Benners.