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TtnmSDAYTDECEMBER 22, 1960.
A LIFT FOR TODAY
Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shouldei,
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Coun
sellor. The Miehtv God The Everlasting Father.
The Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9.0.
In his birth, life, death and resurrection, Christ
exemplifies tor us the Power and Presence
God And, God himself has promised that ot
“The increase of his government and peace
there shall be no endl.” _. , . . j. the
We thank Thee, O Lord, for Christ who lithe
Prince of Peace, she Mighty God and King of
With the Christmas holidays upon us, which be
gin Friday, December 23, and extend through
midnight Monday. December 26, it might not be
amiss to recall the highway slaughter on North
Carolina’s highways during the 1959 holidays.
Last year 30 people lost their lives from Decem
ber 24 through December 27, and an additional
323 were injured.
Just to inform Herald readers what caused
these accidents, the following 756 driver viola
tions are listed:
Under influence of alcohol, 83; exceeded state
speed limit, 112; exceeding safe speed—but not
stated limit, 54: did not have right-of-way, 80;
following too closely, 75; drove through safety
zone, 2; improper passing and cutting in, 26. on
wrong side of road —not in passing, 78; failed to
signal or improper signal. 14; improper turn, 35:
disregarded stop-and-go light, 17; disregarded stop
sign or signal, 29: disregarded other traffic con
trol, 14; improper start from parked position, 8:
improper parking location, 4: hit and run, 32;
passing on hill. 2; passing on curve, 1, other
Once Again—Drive Carefully
Traffic authorities can name three specific
traffic hazards that come v .;li the Christmas
season y«ar after year.
They are; slippery streets, reduced vision and
an increase in the consumption of alcoholic bev
All three add to the holiday traffic death and
These specific hazards are lurther complicated
by still another that presenls a definite prob
lem in itself and intensifies the danger of the
This is a seasonal disability known as “holi
Holidaze is compounded ti' Christmas cheer,
last minute shopping, splendid window displays,
crowded streets, bundles and packages, sounds
of carols, pedestrians and motorists hurring to
get home —all factors resulting in a kind of
holiday heedlessness and a 1 calculated to in
tensify the hazards that are a natural result of
the winter season.
There are no real statistics on holidaze. But
the heedlessness is still there. Therefore this
Yule season we want*to suggest a simple slogan:
"SDon’l let death take your holiday!”
Remember, on (jjoi .or under the wheel svirp
pery roads multiply the driver's problems and
lessen his control of his v. rude. They make
pedestrian footing unsure, often precipitating
walkers into dangerous traffic situations.
Darkness, too, is a holiday menace. Longer
hours of darkness prevail throughout December,
so much of the travel involved in getting to and
from work, in shopping, in visiting, must be
done in dusk or darkness. This adds to the
The holiday spirit means an increased amount
of drinking done at this time of year. At office
partits. group celebrations, family gatherings and
numerous other get-togethers intoxicants are of
ten served. The festive spirit of the season caus
es many people to imbibe mote freely than they
But the Christmas spirit can be made to work
in our favor. While it’s true that the public is,
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J4eard tjf Seen
Maybe grocery clerks or checkers should be a
little more explicit at times. For instance, the
other day a fellow bought a bottle of gingerale
for which there is a deposit on the bottle. When
he went to the counter to be checked the clerk
asked, “Do you have a bottle?” The fellow
didn’t take long to reply, “I sure have,” as he
pulled a fifth of whiskey from his hip pocket.
Wilborne Harrell has a Christmas poem on the
front page of The Herald today, so I’m using one
in my column which was sent by the Rev. Walter
E. Isenhour of Taylorsville, N. C. Here ’tis:
RENEWED AT CHRISTMAS
Faith should be renewed at Christmas
As we celebrate the birth
Os the Christ who came from heaven
To this dark, benighted earth
For the purpose, great and wondrous,
Os redeeming fallen man,
Who is "Prince of Peace” and King;
Out of God’s good will and plan.
Hope should be renewed at Christmas
As we worship, pray and sing,
Looking upward to the Savior
Who is "PPrince of Peace” and King;
Who’ll be coming for His children.
Maybe ere the day is done.
Or as evening shadows gather,
Or at morning’s rising sun.
Love should be renewed at Christmas
Fur our Father on His throne.
Who, so loved this world of sinners
As He heard them cry and moan,
That He sent His Son beloved
From His heaven grand and fair,
Who should die for our salvation
And to save us from despair.
Peace should be renewed at Christmas
With good will for all mankind.
And a generous heart and spirit
From the depth of soul and mind;
With good wishes for our loved onss,
For our neighbors and our friends.
And with sunny smiles and greetings
As true love and friendship blends.
And while thinking about Christmas, I’d like
to include a little poem by Henry Van .Dyke, en
titled “Four Things.” If followed, there is no
doubt that Christmas would mean more for more
people. Here ’tis:
Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his record true;
To think without confusion clearly;
To love his fellow men sincerely;
To act from honest motives purely;
To trust in God and Heaven securely.
Hiram Mayo had all of the Rotarians guessing
at last week’s meeting. Each week in the club’s
weekly “Edenton Rotary Echoes” some hints are
given regarding a member and it is the purpose
to see how many Rotarians can guess the sub
ject. Last week the information was as follows:
Birthplace, unknown; weight, little above aver
age: height, average man; married, yes; hobby,
workshop; pastime, visiting; color of eyes, un
known; children, plenty. The latter hint did not
apply to any Rotarian and it was finally agreed
that the subject was Santa Claus.
According to mv calendar, winter officially
begins Wednesday, December 21. But if you ask
me, it began, even if unofficially, Monday and
Tuesday of last week when the thermometer
went as low as 14 enough for two
pairs of long-handled underwear.
An added air to Christmas occurred Monday
night when seven boys of the John A. Holmes
High School Band went around town playing
lavorite Christmas carols. The boys volunteered
to provide this music and Director Derwood Bray
consented to allow them to do it and he ac
companied the boys on their rounds. All I can
say is that the music was plumb good and my
hat’s off (even if it's cold on the bald spot) to
the boys for filling the air with the heart-warm
ing Christmas music.
At this time of year there are three great
American parties—Democratic, Republican and
Cocktail, and a fellow can get in trouble in
either one ol 'em, especially the latter.
At least Branning Perry noticed a paragraph
in this column having something to say about
.subscribers paying renewals to The Herald.
Sucking his face inside the office door, Bran
ding-said, “Yes, I .noticed the label on- my
paper and I'm behind—l’ll see you next year.”
My friend DeWitt Cooper, who lives in Rich
mond, Indiana, wrote the other day asking whom
he should contact to find out the television or
other bookings of Edenton’s historical and pro
motional film “Ye Towne on Queen Anne’s
Creek” in his area. He read in The Herald about
to a great extent, engrossed in holiday making,
it is aiso true that it is more kindly disposed
;han you will find it at any other season. May
be wo should appeal to the spirit of good will
that prevails throughout the holidays.
Perhaps we should dwell on the theme “Peace
Upon Earth To Men Os Good Will,” making it
clear that good will should be practiced at all
times —including time spent on the streets and
What w.ll it cost to try it that way? What
will it cost not to?
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the film and he is one who is
rarin’ to see it. for he has vis
ited in Edenton, likes the town
and its people and. of course,
wouldn't mind going out of his
way if necessary to see it. He
was informed about the bookings
by Grayson Harding and Mrs.
John Kramer. This is only one
of many requests coming in for
information about the trim.
And before winding up this
column, I want to express my
sincere wish that every bloomin’
one reading this column will
have a very Merry Christmas.
1959 Class Christmas
Party Friday Night
The class of 1959 of John A.
Holmes High School will hold a
Christmas party Friday night,
December 30, at the Parish
House from 8 to 12 o’clock.
All class members, their dates,
college students home for the
holidays and their dates are all
urged to attend.
Refreshments will be served
and a small admission charged
co pay expenses.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Paul M. Wallace, manager of
the local Rose’s 5-10-25 c Store,
has announced the distribution
of his company’s gifts to em
ployees this year amount to
$113,155. Every member of the
149 stores in the seven south
eastern states served by the
company participates to a great
er or lesser degree depending on
length of service.
The employees of the Edenton
store will receive Christmas gifts
this year in the amount of $750.
In notifying the managers, T.
B. Rose. Jr., the company presi
dent said, “the gifts we distri
bute at this time are tokens of
cur genuine appreciation for the
fine efforts of our local em
ployees who have contributed so
much to the success of our com
Rose’s also has a retirement
fund with assets of $4,168,364. re
served for employees whose ser
vice record is not less than two
years. The employee pays noth
ing into the fund, but shares in
its benefits according to a pre
I Lunch Room Menu 1
Menus at the John A. Holmes
lunch room for the week of
January 2-6 will be as follows:
Monday: Italian spaghetti with
meat balls, buttered corn, cole
slaw, butter, dpple sauce, milk.
Tuesday: Tuna fish salad on
lettuce, salted crackers, com-'
field peas, cup cakes, butter, j
Wednesday: Fish sticks, but-,
tered potatoes, peach halves,
cornbread, succotash, butter andj
Thursday: Beef vegetable soup,
meat salad sandwiches, chocolate
cake, butter, crackers, pimento
Friday: Hamburgers, cole slaw,
fruit jello, hamburger rolls, pork
and beans, milk, butter.
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Straight from our house to you comes this
message with hearty good wishes for a
If we had the magic power of good old
St. Nick to be everywhere at the same
time, we could say it in person. But our
thoughts at least can come to you with
all the good things that go toward making
each Holiday Season one of happy
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Fast Workers 1
A chaplain, serving his first
day on an aircraft carrier some
where In the Pacific, sat down;
for mess with some enlisted men.;
The speed with which the navy
men stowed away their food in- >
His own account of what hap
pened was: |
“I bowed my head to say
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‘ fiS. wjyS: & Once more we come to the city
- of greetings and family gather*
ings, the day of Peace and Joy
arid good will. It is the Season
when we especially want to
pause and say "Thanks” to you
for our pleasant and friendly
association during the past
B twelve months.
Jackson’s Radio & TV Service
i few words of grace, and when
I looked Op-again, a waiter
me what I wanted for dessert??*:
MEETING CALLEb OFF
William, H. Cofffcld, Jr., F»t-
No. 9280, Veterans df Foreign
| Wars,' has called off next
meeting, Tuesday night, Ddertri?
| her 27. This aetien was tafcfft
due to the Christmas holiday.