By WILBORKE HAHRELL M
of tile ' nicest things about
Christmas are the surprises—es-
. pecially that card you didn’t ex
pect /o get . . . The tragedy of
Christmas is that its true sig
nificance fades almost as soon
as the Christmas tree withers
and begins to shed . . . Dennis
the menace, of comic strip fame,
offers irrefutable proof that.
there is a Santa Claus. Dennis
is showing Margaret, his ilittle
girl frici.d, the toys Santa
brought him Says Denn.s,
“Well, that PROVES there’s aj
Santa Claus! ’Cause my foiks j
couldn’t ’FORD to give me all |
this stuff!” ... I almost dislike!
to unwrap a Christmas gift. J
They’re so beautifully wrapped,:
gayly beribboned and tied in so
extravagant bows, it seems a pity
to spoil such a work of the
wrapper’s art—even to get at
Washington During my s.rr-,
vice ki the Senate I have at
tempted to point out the dan
gers that accrue when the Fed
eral government usurps the paw-,
ers of tiie States. At the same
time I have resisted the false
notion that Washington can do |
all things better for the people ]
than local or state governments, j
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e the gift.
t j CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
-; Christmas day has come and
- j gone,
' But what will tomorrow bring?
'The kids will be playing withi
And the grownups full of every
, Ihe turkey that was a golden
i Is now just a bed of bones;
The Christmas tree has been
, It can hardly stand alone.
j There’s apples and oranges and
! All over the whole place;
! And the kids still shew the
Os Chnstmas and Santa on their j
The Christmas spirit is growing!
This view, of course, does not
abridge the traditional concept
of Federal performance in cer
j tain -areas of governmental re
sponsibility as national de
I was struck by the manner
I with which Secretary of
j Health, Education and Welfare
handled the poultry situation re
cently as an example of what
jwe get at times from Wash-
I ington bureaucracy. Here was
a Federal Department making a'
I blanket indictment of the poul-
I try industry so vital to North
Carolina when it had been in
formed clearly that no indict-j
ment was justified insofar as
| North Carolina was concerned.!
j Prior to his announcement 1 1
■ had communicated with Secre-
C. Douglas Holland and
Max G. Warren
announce the opening of offices as
HOLLAND & WARREN
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on January 4, 1960
Telephone 3203 -:- 103 E. King Street
EDENTON, N. C.
And soon will fade away;
Some will forget their kindly
And ti’-i. again to the same old
But there is a New Year draw
We don’t know what it will
Let’s keep the spirit the whole
And joyfully next Chris'mas
once more we’ll s'ng.
—Carrie Kinnamon. I
Sorry folks, this Rounduo was!
scheduled for last week,, which j
would have made it more timely, !
but was squeezed out in the,
hect ! c, after-holiday rush. Butj
if th : s column helps to prolong]
the Christmas spirit for one;
more week, we’ll all be thatj
much better off.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! |
tary Flemming about the silua-l
tion. He had been informed of
Ihe facts in the matter. When
asked at his news conference
about fie situation in North Car
olina, he is reported as saying
that he did not wish to discuss
specific areas. Simple justice'
should have directed other action
to exc'udc North Carolina from
the blanket indictment. The
pou’hy industry and agricultural
leaders in North Carolina were
justifiably upset by this pro
No doubt Lie promoters of the
big Feder.i government concept
will produce the?: - usual volume
of bills when Congress convenes.
The urge wi!i be strong during
this election year to further re
duce the -dates to meaningless
zeros on the map. Every con
ceivable approach will be tried.
Should these bills Drevail, the
crariberry and poultry confusion
created by Washington bureau
cracy will look benign by com
Goodness never fails to re-;
ceive its reward, tor goodness
makes life a blessing.
—Mary Baser Eddy.
Weekly Devotional ’
By JAMES MacACNZIB j
"To him that overeometh
evil will I give to eat of the
hidden manna" (The Reve
' The word translated “over
come” in this verse is “nikao,”
and it means to conquer. This!
is our Lord’s message to the i
Church: Not “compromise;” nc. j
“got along with the world;” not
“don’t raise a fuss;” not “try 1j
be a Christian if it doesn’t in
terfere with your business or,
your social standing,” but CON-]
Jesus Christ is not pleased !
with this weak-kneed, marked
down for-quick-sale brand of
religion so popular today, that'
lives at peace with the world,,
the flesh, and the devil. He'
commands us to Overcome, to 1
Conquer. This world is in 1
friend of God, end there is some ,
thing the matter with the Cb. M-i-l
t'an upon whom it ic-kj with]
“I know where thou dwellest,”.
said Jems to the saints at Per
garr.os. ‘even where Satan’s seat
is” (--erse 13). He says, in cf- j
feet, “I knew your circum-1
stances, your difficulties, but stillj
I expect you to conquer. So
often \»e lw.lc about us and seo[
Satan seeming’secure on h : s 1
throne, entr.pohed evil so now-1
erful, and we are templed to I
throw it. the sponge and cry
“uncie.” We forget that He who-,
is witnin us is greater than
they that be against us. We for
get that every great Holy Spirit
revival in history, from Pente
cost to ! .c-r present, has taken
place ur.J.:r adverse circum
Whai does Jesus mean by “the
hidden manna?” The profess
ing Christians at Pergamos were
so busy gorging themselves from
the fleshpnts cf Egypt that they
were unable to see the manna j
provided by the Lord, which
alone can satisfy the gnawing)
hungei of the famished human j
I -anra here refers, of course,
tc o'.r Lord Jesus Christ Him-i
self iJohn J:3l -35). The phrase,
“hioden manna” refers back to |
the ma/ir.j that was kept in the
Ark 1 ihe Covenant in the Holy |
of Holies of the Tabernacle. All I
ot.h( c ma.ina .asied but a few
Saturday, Jan. 16
10:00 A. M.
Webb Harrell Homeplace
Rocky Hock Creek-Harris Landing Roads
One 30 Ferguson Tractor Serial No.
T 0121603 (newly overhauled)
One Transplanter for 30 Ferguson tractor
Middle Busters for 30 Ferguson tractor
One Disc Harrow for 30 Ferguson tractor
Gole Planters for 30 Ferguson
Flushing Plow and Bottom Plow for 30
One Rotary Cultivator for 30 Ferguson
One Peanut Digger for 30 Ferguson
Fertilizer Distributors for 30 Ferguson
Fertilizer Sower (pull type)
Several rolls of wire
One 14-foot Boat
Tobacco Sticks and several other items
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hours, and spoiled. The manna'
in the Ark of the Covenant, the
“hidden” manna, was preserved!
from corruption, however, by
God Himself. Those who seek!
pear,a and spiritual satisfaction
in tiie garbage can of worldly
pPasures find that these soon i
lose t.-.eir flavor, and become
distasteful. Robert Burns, the]
Scottish popt. and himse f a per- ]
son who drank the cup of sin
*'• its very dregs, defined the 1
pleasures cl Ibis world as “like
the snai. falls in the river; a
moment w.h'te, then Pst for-!
ever.” Jesus conspired the i
pleasures cf his worM to a
drink of water —it quenches your
thi'st tor av.h'be. bit onlv for
awhile. “L’sit ” He said, “who
soever drill’ rth of the water
tha' ■ s’ml’, give him shall never
th,-st" (J e.l 4:13-14).
The w ,rd manna is Hebrew
lor “wh t is ; t?” Tne blessed
ness of Jay nv d»y ccn.pin’on
sh:p with our Lord Jesus Christ
is hidden to unhelitvers and so
*•«?!?£ “carnal GhrwHans”—thrv
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are cordLHy invited to attend.
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What i-< a farm? The U. S.
Census liurt-su, now engaged In
taking the 19W- Vt-nsus cf Ayi
culture, has .c:r.i> up wi'h a new
The new specifications cail fori
either more acreage or higher!
f-nn prodni t sales. For a place j
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UDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA
j duct sales must be SSO or more
a year to qualify as -a ‘"farm.”
Whc.'.; the acreage is less than
10 acres, actual sales must ex
s2so a year.
fcmee 1950, the Census Bureau
Lad labeled a ‘harm” any proper,
jty measuring three acres or
more, providing it produced $l5O
worth of agricultural products a
year. Property smaller than
I three acres qual fied if actual
j sales total $l5O or more,
j It’s estimated that about 4
I million farms in the U. S. will
| qualify under the new label.
'This will tea significant de
j crc . sc from the number now
listed as “farms”.
■"Cleaning the slate” on New
Year’s day once involved a lot
of elbow grease. World Book
Encyclopedia says the English
used to clean the chimneys on
the first day of the year for
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