the fire of memory alive iw it coucema
»our forefathers who braved English |»
ehot^and shell for the sake of liberty
and a future nation- For this reason we
should seriously consider ^e state park
situation as it conceras our oWn his
toric shrine. “
Wben snow is on the garden gate
And frost is on the laurels,
And clear upon the winter air
Arise the Christmas carols.
Between the hosts of siWer stars
And meadows bleak and hoary,
I think I see the angels pass
In their immortal glory.
The jeweled gates of Paradise,
On golden hinges swinging,
Must open when the seraphs hear
The childish voices singing;
And when the chimes begin to play
On Christmas morning early,
T look for rows of haloed heads
And folded pinions pearly.
Though, all the world is dim with storm
And bitter winds are blowing,
I dream of flashing wings between
The shining or the snowing;
And with the music of the bells
From every steeple pealing,
I listen for the sweeter notes
Of angel voices stealing.
No Empty Stockings
In order that there may be a Santa
Claus for all the children, the churches of
the city are co-operating this year as a
Christmas Cheer committee with one uni
fied purpose of seeing that the underprivi
leged children are not neglected on the
day of days.
j Ilhis year the people of the city and
county w'ill not be asked to give cash con
tributions but all who wish to do so may
give toys, fruits or candies. jPerhaps
there are some toys, in good condition in
your home that you»- children have ceased
to care for. How the eyes of some of the
underprivileged children would shine to
know that the toys could be theirs!
It is not so much the benefit the chil
dren would derive from the toys as it is
the spirit in w'hich the articles ai'e given.
The Christmas spirit is the happiest spirit
of the year and it takes giving in order
to find real happiness. It is not a gi*udg-
ing contribution that makes of happiness,
but any human act that has a free heart
It’s just a little thing to call a member
of the Christmas Cheer committee and
tell them about something you have to
give for the benefit of the underprivileg
ed children but you w'ould be surprised to
learn just how much joy and happiness
you can put into a little tot’s life. Since
the committee has only a few days in
which to work, people of the city should
act at once on this request.
Recent activity in the construction
and development of national parks has
caused people of North Carolina to
think about the state park situation.
Among the many places of .scenic and
historic interest in North Carolina there
are only three state parks, if our infor
mation on the subject is accurate.
One of these parks is situated in
Wilkes County. It is the Rendezvous
Mountain State Park near Purlear. Re
cently the Civilian Conservation Camp
constructed a road to the park but
there is yet much that can be done in
the way of development.
There Ss a growing sentiment in
. North Carolina in favor of more and
better state parks and further develop
ment of the historic Rendezvous would
be an ideal project of this type.
To those who may be unaware of the
fact, the Great Scenic Parkway will be
within less than eight miles of Rendez
vous Mountain if it is located on the »
route recently flagged by engineers.
truck trail has been constructed tyom
the Rendezvous along the main ride
formation to the Blue Ridge. Sijjice the
parkway plan^ call for branchy-trails to
i points of scenic interest alo^ the route
it should be possible to an all-wea
ther trail from the parJsSvay to the sum-
- mit of the Rend^z^^ous. Anyway, the
idea is w^ort^i-tinnking about.
It is right and it borders on the
^ous for us to neglect keeping
A Needed Project
State highway and public works commis
sion has sent to Washingtm plans for
grading and surfacing five miles of the
Elkin-North Wilkesboro road between
Honda and Elkin. It is hoped that the
project will be approved and that the state
commission may let contract at an ^ly
The road is badly needed. A glance at
«a road map will show a great portion of
Wilkes county that does not have an im
proved highway. All of the northeastern
section of Wilkes does not have a modem
highway and the winter season almost
makes the residents of a vast area of our
From the Boone Trail leaving Wilkes on
the east at Cycle to number 18 leaving
Wilkes at the north at Laurel Springs
we have a third of the county without a
hardsurfaced highway and the county
roads are in bad shape.
The Elkin-North Wilkesboro highway
ivill penetrate this territoiy by furnishing
a road through one side of it and giving
the people along the Yadkin and vicinity
a direct highway to North Wilkesboro on
the west and Elkin on the east, also serv
ing two central communities. Roaring
River and Honda, on the route.
We understand there has been quite a
controversy over the location of the road
and we are not beginning to attempt to
side with any of those who want it at
any one place. We want the road for the
territory as a whole and care nothing
about whose front door it passes.
When that road is constructed we sin
cerely believe that a movement should be
launched to get a highway that will tra
verse the northeastern part of the coun
ty in the neighborhood of Traphill. 'There
aie good communities in that section of
the county and good people who have dif
ficulty in getting about in their automo
biles. -They deserve something better
than the crooked, steep and rough trails
they have to travel over. The road
tax comes from the man who is more
than a half score miles from a hard sur
faced road just the same as the man on
the side of a boulevard.
Sunday School Lesson
By REV. CHARLES E. DUNN
Lesson for December 23rd. Luke 2:S-19.
Golden Text; Luke 2:14.
The home is the most fundamental of insti
tutions, the seat of family life without which
the human race would perish. Moreover it is
our chief civilizing influence, the center of
religion, of education, and of the fine arts.
There is no blessing comparable to the herit
age of a Christian home with spiritually-mind
“Wherever a true wife .-omes,'’ wrote Rus-
kin, “home is always round her. The stars
only may be over her head; the glow-worm in
the night-cold gras.s may be the only fire at
her foot; hut home is yet wherever she is;
and for a noble woman it stretches far round
her.’’ Such a home, tiie creation of a pure-
minded, devoted mother, is Immortalized by
Burns in “The Cotter’s Saturday Night,’’ and
by Whittier in “Snowbound.” It was the nurs
ery of all our famous Presidents. One thinks
of that sacred shrine, the birthplace of Wash
ington at Bridges Creek, and of Mary Ball,
his beautiful and cultivated mother. And one
remembers, too, Lincoln’s tribute to her who
bore him. “All that I am or hope to be,” he
said, “I owe to my angel mother.”
Now the Bible occupied a foremost place in
the old-fashioned home of our fathers. Indeed
there was a time when the Holy Scriptures,
except for a favored few, constituted the only
household book. How our ancestors read it and
loved it: Their reverence for the Good Book
reminds us of Jesus Himself, who was cer
tainly thoroughly versed in the sacred books
of Judaism, due doubtless to careful instruc
tion by Mary and Joseph in the intimacy of
their simple Nazarene home.
The Christmas season Is an appropriate
time in which to remind ourselves of- the ab
solute necessity of preserving those abiding
principles and sanctions upoii~ which enduring
home life must b§ h'Ait.
Seeking to reach the stratosphere in a
heavier-than-air machine, Wiley Post offers
hope that an answer may be given to the peren
nial question, “How high is up?”—Hartford
A Boy Scout bugler in the block is bad
enough, but think of living below an eight-
year-old Italian soldier practising the manual
of arms.—Des Moines Register.
Being a poor bridge-player, we can’t tell the
Democratic majority how to play its hand,- but
we can repeat the warning that it is vulner
able.—Dallas Morning News.
f^ Wuhlogton, Dec. 17,-
reaching and extensive-~|oresf
plan was made public today! by
the United States forest servloe
in conneklon with the report of
the natural resources board to
the President today. The plan
was prepared by the forest serv
ice and co-operating agencies of
the .national resources board.
A public forest area of 8,412,-
000 acres is proposed for North
Carolina. Since there Is now.on
ly 774,000 acres in the forest re
serves of the state the recom'
mendatlon means the acquiring
of 7,638,000 additional acres.
Of this area, 96,000 would be
owned iby counties and eannei-
palities, 902,000 by the' eUte
government and 7,414 by the
The forest service proposes
that 6,185,000 acres be pnt In
to “intensive” forest use, 2,032,-
000 In "extensive” use and 1,-
195.000 taken over on a “protec
This proposal of expanding the
forest areas ties in with the ad
ministration program to take
BUbmarginal lands out of cultiva
tion and prpvide an adequate
livelihood lor the people now re
siding on these lands. The forest
service estimates that a family
of five can live comfortably off
of 200 acres of forest land under
“intensive’’ care. This means do
ing everything possible to in
crease the quantity and quality
of timber on the lands such as
planting, thinning, trimming and
preventing destruction by fires.
The extensive areas are regarded
as not suitable for the growing
of timber as an occupation.
Under the proposed forest pro
gram the majority of the land
to be purchased is in the western
portion of the state and along
the coast. The counties in which
appreciable proportions of the
7.638.000 acres are situated are:
Stokes, Surry, Montgomery,
Moore, Anson, Caswell, Person,
Orange, Bladen, Brunswick,
Craven, Carteret, Tyrell, Dare,
Camden and Pasquotank. Princi
pal forest areas not located In
the state are west of Ruther
’The forest service estimated
that the land proposed for the
new forest areas could be pur
chased at an average price of
$4.50 an acre.
" SUMMIT, Deo. 17
Bealiears, of PursoOTfllfl,
hto regular appointment at Tel-"
low Hill %ttqr^ and Sunday.
Hr. and Mn. Martin BeFhean '
and daughter, Edith, of Cricket,;
were visitors In this commnnity
Mrs. Martha Mlkeai n n d.
daughter,' Mrs.. Liu .. Flunor,
spent Sunday evening with lira.
Miss Llufe Keys was a dinner
; guest of Miss Rosa Church Sun-
Mr. and Mn. C. G. Mikeal and
children spent Sunday evening in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.- C.
Rights. . , ^
Mr. Lee J. Church and son,
Coy, motored to North Wilkes
Miss Nina Church and little
sister, Helen, spent Saturday
night with their aunt, Mrs. Liu
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COME ANDSEE IT!
Salvation Army Head
Scome New Style Hate
Messrs. George Key and W. J.
Bradley spent Monday afternoon
in Wilkesboro attending to busi
Mrs. Luther Hurt is very sick,
we are sorry to report.
.Miss Lossie Bradley returned
home Sunday from a two-weeks’
visit with her grandmother, Mrs.
S. M. Patterson, at Siloam.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stroude
and daughters. Flora and Kate,
spent Sunday with Mrs. Stroud’s
brother, Mr. J. A. Poplin, and
Mrs. R. S. Parlier and daugh
ter, Jane, spent Sunday with
Mrs. Parlier’s mother, Mrs. W.
Miss Earlee Pardue spent the
week-end with her school mates.
Misses Nellie, Mary Jane and
Belfast, Irelanr;, Dec. 17.—
General Evangeline Booth, elder
ly head of the Salvation Army,
in a speech here today decried
modern fashions for women.
She said she much preferred
"my Army bonnet” to the mod
ern “postage stamp” hats, add
ing, “I would back my uniform
against some of the present
styles of dress—and my bonnet
against some of the bats worn
in New York and elsewhere, the
size of a postage stamp.”
She revealed she had received
a proposal of marriage from a
man in Chicago, who asked her:
"I think the time is come when
you should seriously consider
The grey-haired general re
plied: “I have—that’s the reason
I am single.’’
Motor Sonrico Store
Ninth Street North Wilkesboro, N. C
WILEY BROOKS — PAUL BILLINGS
Ship's Crew Rescued
Aboard S. S. Suropa, at Sea,
Dec. 19. (Wednesday).—A val
iant lifeboat crew from the S. S.
New York early today rescued
the crew of sixteen weary men of
the stricken Norwegian freight
er Slsto. The Slsto was abandon
ed as a derelict after the last of
its stormbeaten crew had dropp
ed over the titled side into the
lifeboat, which bounded danger
ously in tossing seas, which even
tons of oil from the tanker Mo-
blloil failed to pacify.
Steal SherifFs Clothes
Salisbury, Dec. 18.—The home
o( Sheriff Jim Krider was robbed
this afternoon while the family
was away. ’The Invader took the
officer’s best clothes, three suits
of them, and an overcoat. He
evidently donned one suit of the
officer’s clothes as he discarded
an old ragged suit.
The Treasured GIFT
Cotton Picking Enjoyed
Miss Dorothy Webster enter
tained at a cotton picking at her
home near Wilkesboro on Fri
day night. The following girls
and boys were present: Misses
Verdie Roupe, Elemina Roupe,
Tate Lankford, Estelle Kilby and
Mr. Morgan Roupe, Ray Living
ston, Harvey Bullis, Roy Bullis,
Clarence Jones, John Roupe,
Carl Revis, Jack Hunter, Jim
Joines, Joul Davis, Ramon Da
vis, Sums Webster, Woodrow
Key, Myrtle Steele, Auston Key,
Carter Triplett. The occasion
was very much enjoyed.
In the selection of a suitable and appropriate gift,
perfect quality and exquisite taste cannot be over
estimated. Tliat’s why so many people choose the
gift of Jewelry. Make this Christmas one of the
happiest days of the year by giving Jewelry . . .
a real treasure gift . . . that will bring happiness
and pleasure throughout the years.
Men’s Ruby Rings $6.00 to $22.50
Men’s Cameo Rings $15.00 to $27.50
Ladies’ Birtlistone Rings $5.50 to $12.50
Ring and Bracelet Sets (Steriing
Silver) $5.00 to $10.00
Ring and Pendant Sets (Sterling and 10-K.
(Jold) - $5.00 to $13.50
Misses' and Children’s Bracelets (Sterling and
Gold Filled) $2.00 to $10.00
Our beautiful selection of Diamond Rings is com
plete. And you’ll find prices remarkably low.
Diamond Engagement Rings $10.00 to $50.00
Wedding Bands — $4.50 to $12.50
Bill Fedds — Pens and Pwicik Silverware — Belt and Buckle ^ts -
Watch Chains — CoUar and Tie Sets — Cigarette ygfliters and Cases
Hog growers in several com
munities of Harnett county re
port a heavy infestation of
cholera, with^the epidemic being
fought with serum.
A Watch is one of the most useful gifts
you could select. See our line of beautaful
Wrist models for both men and women.
Men’s Elgin Strap Watches, white
yellow gdd $12j50 to $37.50
Ladies’ Elgin Bracelet Watches, white and
yellow gold $22.50 to $37.50
Men’s and Ivies' Wrist Watches
^4.75 to $37.50
Ladies’ American and Swiss Wrist
Watches —- $9.96 to $15.00
Men’s American and Swiss Strap
Watches $2.50 to $15,00
Use our Lay-Away Plan. A small deposit
will h(dd any article until Christmas
We carry a complete line of
Musical Instruments and ■
Carl W. Steele
Wilkesboro, N. C.
Phones 85 - 228-M
“B” Street JEWELER North Waketboro, N. C.