The Journal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS C. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTER
1932?DANIEL J. CARTER?1945
One Year $2.00
(In Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
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Entered at the postoffice at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, as Second-Class matter
under Act of March 4, 1897.
Monday, November 14,1949
Suggestions For Moiling
During Holiday Season
One of the bad habits of a great ma
jority of people is their neglect to do what
they should do when they should do it,
and then try to pass the buck for failure.
This is overwhelmingly true in mailing
cards and packages during the holiday
season. All too often we fail to mail cor
rectly and early and then blame the de
lay on the postal department.
A digest of Postoffice Department sug
gestions for holiday mailing was prepared
by M. F. Bumgarner, Wilkesboro post
master, and is published as follows. Fol
lowing these suggestions will make sure
that your mail gets to the proper parties
at the right time:
Prepay postage fully on all matter.
Buy your stamps before the Christmas
Give plain and complete address: zone,
street, route numbers, etc. Put your re
turn address on upper left hand corner.
Inclose packages in strong boxes or
other containers. Tie well with strong
cord, but do not seal unless you use print
ed labels with permission to open for
100 inches is the limit in size for length
plus distance around the package.
70 pounds is the limit of weight.
Place Christmas seals or stiskers on any
side except the address side.
You may write "Do not open until
Christmas" on Christmas packages, and
simple salutations, such as "Merry Christ
mas," may be inclosed in third or fourth
class packages. Do not inclose any per
sonal message, but you may fasten a 3
cent letter on the face of your package.
If you mail anything perishable, have
it so endorsed before mailing.
Parcels may be sent special delivery or
special handling by the payment of spec
ial fees depending on weight of package.
It is well to register or insure Christ
mas gifts, registry applying mainly to
small, valuable gifts.
Send greeting cards by first class mail,
and have your return address on them.
Thus they can be forwarded or returned
in case of need, and can contain written
If you have several greeting cards to
mail at one time, face them all one way
and tie them in a bundle. If any of them
bear particles of glass, mica, tinsel, or
other irritating matter, inclose them in
envelopes, seal them, and pay first class
rate of postage.
Be sure to mail early for Christmas.
Mail for distant states should be dispatch
ed before December 10, and greeting
cards for local delivery should be mailed
not later than December 15, to insure their
being delivered before Christmas Day.
Postmasters and mailing clerks wiil be
glad to answer questions and give further
information in regard to Christmas mail
Christmas Seals have been sold annual
ly in the United States since 1907.
It is no accident that American indus
try leads the world. There is a great deal
of planning by both employers and employ
ees. Planning to prevent accidents is in
cluded. The North Carolina Department of
Motor Vehicles urges all workers to in
clude safety-mindedness in their plans for
successful work, long life, sound health
and home happiness.
It Is Sportsmanship To
Support Your Home Team
This is not intended to tell anyone to
support any one team at any time, but
is merely an observation on what we term
sportsmafnship and the attitude of a
All are aware of the keen rivalry which
has existed between the schools of the
Wilkesboros in athletic contests. But this
rivalry should apply only to games be
tween teams of the two schools, and
should not be stretched out to the point
where supporters of one school will yell
for an outside opponent of the other
Regardless of the fact that two schools
exist here, the Wilkesboros make up one
community, and it would be true sports
manship for those of one school to support
the other against an opponent from an
other community or another part of the
It has been evident in recent years that
part of the people in both Wilkesboros,
probably a minority, get too much pleas
ure from defeats suffered by home com
munity teams at the hands of outside op
It is difficult to understand this atti
tude, in view of the fact that a good per
formance by either team gives good pub
licity to this entire community and coun
ty. The people at a distance from here
who learn of achievements in this com
munity care little about which side of
the Yadkin has the schoolhouse where
the winning team has headquarters.
People on both sides of the Yadkin are
guilty. Let us cultivate better sportsman
ship to the fullest possible extent.
The North Carolina Department of Mo
tor Vehicles says an appalling number of
traffic accidents are caused by this driv
ing philosophy: "Everybody does it. I
guess I can get by with it too." Don't let
such an idea kill you.
LIFE'S BETTER WAY :
WALTER E. ISENHOUP
High Point, N. C., Routr -?
DO YOU PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR
A young minister had just settled in
his first pastorate in Philadelphia, when
he was visited one evening by one of the
laymen in his church. The man said to
him: "You do not seem to be a strong
preacher. In the usual order of things
you will fail here, but a little group of us
have agreed to gather every Sunday morn
ing to pray for you."
The young man saw that group of
young people grow to more than one
thousand persons, all praying weekly for
the pastor. He was J. Wilbur Chapman,
who grew to become one of the greatest
preachers America has ever known.
Oh that our churches everywhere had
a group of godly members who would
meet on Sunday morning and pray for
their pastors! Why not? No doubt many
a dear pastor who loves the Lord and his
people hardly ever hears of anyone who
is praying for him. They expect him to
visit the sick, bury the dead, marry the
lovers, go among his members continually
and keep them coming to church, and
help them with their problems, their tests
and trials, study and prepare his messages,
and perhaps teach a class in Sunday school,
be in prayer meeting every Wednesday,
and maybe hold cottage prayer meetings
among his parishioners once a week, hold
revivals, help the poor and needy, win
souls, take care of his family, educate his
children, and prove a blessing to every
body in the community, yet they never
meet to pray for him. Oftentimes mem
bers of our churches expect the pastor to J
do all the work while they sit back and
look on. Many even fail to speak an en
couraging word, and certainly quite a
number never support their pastor financ
ially. Usually a faithful few among our
church members have to support the
church, while others drift carelessly along
and seem to feel no responsibility.
We believe almost any pastor that is
godly and prayerful, even though not
highly educated, could make a great suc
cess in the pastorate as a soul-winner and
shepherd of the flock, if he had a real
praying, tithing, faithful membership, In
stead of finding fault of your pastor, if he
is a godly man, try praying for him very
sincerely. Pray for him through the week,
and pray for him very earnestly on Sun
day morning, and see how good he
preaches, and how successful he will be.
Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Myers celebrated their fiftieth
wedding anniversary Tuesday, November 1st, at their
home at Hays. Mr. Myers is 74 years old and Mrs. My
ers 70. They have two daughter* Mrs. Avery Whit
tington, of Elkin, and Mrs. Rudd McNeil of Hays, and
IT'S G9LDEN Al
Go G R E YH OUN
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From the quietest county seat or the busiest industrial center you hear the same
story ? "How this town has grown!" t
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