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Christmas comes but once a year
and is a time when we all want to be
happy and gay, and have our homes
in festive attire with a sprig of holly,
some pine, red berries and candles to
express our joy at this season.
The celebration of Christmas is an
ancient custom but strangely and
paradoxically more ancient than its
own beginning. It began 2,000 years
ago but similar feast were celebrated
by the pagans for centuries before
the birth of Christ and many of our
most cherished customs in the cele
bration of the holidays bear a re
markably close resemblance to the
Julia A. Latimer in Better Homes
I and Gardens says, "The outward and
? spiritual grace of Christmas in all of
us is expressed by our festive decor
The very age of the custom offers
a field of ingenuity and originality.
Our decorations may be of the sim
plest and come from our own gar
dens because most all evergreen
trees and shrubs need some pruning
and will not be injured if we take
off the tips and ungainly branches.
In old English halls huge candles
were lighted on Christmas Eve and
kept burning through the Yuletade.
They were placed in the position of
highest honor before a wreath of
holly made in triangular form to
symbolize the Trinity. For this you
see we need only twigs of holly and
not a whole tree nor long branches,
can prune just the amount we need.
If holly is scarce we can use other
In early days holly and ivy com
peted for a place in Christmas dec
orations. Holly, however, would last
longer and in the early Christian
symbolism the thorny foliage and
red berries represented the crown or
thorns. Ivy was frowned upon by
the church, because of its association
with the pagon god of wine, ivy
crowned Baccheus. But despite cleri
cal disapproval it was used extensive
ly in the great halls of England,
where its shining green leaves seem
ed to invite gaiety. We can use all
the ivy we wish for we can grow
it in our yards, and will have to
cut it back as it will take too much
The ivy leaves will be glossy
green and last better indoors if shel
lacked, use ivy for cheer. It is I
unusual and smart made into simple
If we use for our indoor Christ- [
mas tree a living one, it can be plant- ,
ed outdoors, thus it serves a double
purpose and continues to give forth
beauty and joy in the years to come,
and no tree has been sacrificed for <
White branches and cones are ,
made by applying casein, a white j
jpowder mixed with water. It does
mot lose its whiteness, so it may even ,
(be used outdoors. For indoor use ,
mm may dip branches in laundry (
Irtwh In either case before the (
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Russia, Japan, and Ger
many Denied Help in
Washington, Dec. 20.?The govern
ment today extended its "moral em
bargo" to withhold means of pro
ducing high-quality aviation gasoline
from countries engaged in unprovok
ed aerial bombing or macihne-gun
ning of civilians.
The State Department announced
that, after consultation with the
War and Navy departments, it "has
decided that the national interest
suggests that for the time being
there should be no further delivery
to certain countries of plans, plants,
manufacturing rights or technical in
formation required for the production
of high-quality aviation gasoline."
The countries were not named but
were understood to be Russia and Ja
pan, and possibly Germany, as a re
sult of the Polish campaign.
The department gave two reasons
for its decision:
1?"With a view to conserving in
this country certain technical infor
mation of strategic importance."
2?"As an extension of the an
nounced policy of this government in
regard to the sale of airplane, aero
nautical equipment and materials es
sential to airplane manufacture to
countries the armed forces of which
are engaged in unprovoked bombing
or machine-gunning of civilian popu
lations from the air."
The decision has been communicat
ed by letter to the interested Ameri
can oil companies.
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A department omciai expiameu
that the embargo was not made to
apply to the gasoline itself, because
the countries involved might then
seek to produce it themselves from
American or other petroleum.
The move carried a step further
the campaign to squelch all technical
assistance from this country for the
aerial bombing operations of coun
tries acting against civilian popula
tions. The State Department al
ready has striven against the ship
ment of airplanes, parts, and mo
tors; materials entering into airplane
construction which require export li
censes, and other materials such as
aluminum and molyudenum.
Alcohol and pneumonia bugs rim
aand-in-hand through the human body
luring the winter, said an editorial
in The Southern Medical Association
Journal, which advises imbibers of
ilcohol to ease up on drinking dur
ing the pneumonia season.
Officials of the Association declare
hat pneumonia deaths are greater
imong alcoholics than among teetol
srs. Alcohol causes the white blood
sells to slow up in their normal work
if destroying disease germs. It also
sauses interference with the normal
functioning of the "throat valve"
ehich controls the opening to the
stomach and lungs.
In the words of Dr. M. Y. Dabney,
sditor of The Journal, "alcohol thus
kids both the passage of the organ
isms into the lungs and interferes
irith their destruction in the blood
There is* so far as we know, no
FOUNTAIN NEWS 1
(Br MBS. M. a TELVERTON) |
Misses Katherine and Neele Wil
liams of Washington, N. C., are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Preston
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lambert of
Kinston, were week-end guests of Mr.
and Mrs. M. D. Yelverton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mercer sprat
Tuesday in Richmond, Va.
J. W. Reddick continues ill in Park
View Hospital. ? "
John A. Guy left Wednesday for
Florida to spend the holidays with
his parents. I
ENTERTAINS BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. Bruce Eagles entertained her
bridge club Saturday afternoon at I
her home near Fountain.
Miss Christine Smith was award-]
ed high score prize for the club and j
Mrs. E. B. Beasley won the award]
for the guests. Mrs. Dennis Mercer]
received the cut prize.
The hostess served a delectable]
HOSTESS TO BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. W. R. Harris was hostess to]
her bridge club Tuesday evening.
As the guests arrived they were]
presented tallies by Little Miss Ann]
Harris, daughter of the hostess.
At the close of the game high score
prizes were presented to Mrs. G. W. ]
Lane for the club, Mrs. Earl Treva-1
than for town guests and to Mrs.
John King of Farmville for out-of-|
Other out-of-town guests were:
Mrs. LeRoy Parker, Mrs. Charles E. I
Fitzgerald, Mrs. Robert Lee Smith,
Mrs. Zeb Whitehurst, Mrs. Jack
Lewis and Miss Elizabeth Davis, all]
of Farmville. ['
The hostess served a delicious ]
MIGHT AS WELL
The Sunday drivers had picked the
farmer's fruit and his flowers, and
their car was full of plunder. Point
ing to an unexplored highway they
inquired of the farmer, "Shall we
take this road back to the city?"
"Might as well," replied the farmer,
"You've got almost everything else."
TREE-CLIMBING CHAMP DIES
Liberty, Mo. ? In a school boy's
contest to see who could climb the
highest in a large sycamore tree,
John David Harmon, 10, won the con
test, but lost his life. He fell from
the tree, fracturing his skull.
NOTICE OF SALE ' '
Under and by virtture of an order
of the Superior Court of Pitt County,
made in the ex parte proceeding en
titled "Adell Andrews, Administra
triv, of the estate of Michal Wilkin
son, and others, ex parte", the same
being filed and dP^teted on the
Special Proceeding docket of said
court, the undersigned commissioner
will, on Monday the 15th day of
January, 1940, at 12 o'clock Noon,
at the courthouse door in Greenville,
North Carolina, offer for sale to the
highest bidder for Cash, subject to
outstanding loan in favor of Virginia
Carolina Joint Stock Land Bank, (now
owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company) recorded in Book P-16, at
page 516; that certain tract or parcel
of land lying and being in Farmville
township, Pitt county, North Carolina,
having shapes, metes, courses and dis
tances as will more fully appear by
reference to plats, bounded on the
North by Mary E. Joyner, on the East
by Mattie Hearne, on the South by
J. T. Bundy, and on the West by Sun
Pollard, and beginning aU stake at
the canal, the 4th "fcnier of lot No.l;
thence along the line of J. T. Bundy,
S. 64-30 W. 2904 feet to a stake in
the line of Sam Pollard, thence N.
18-45 W. 607 feet to a stake Mary E.
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Joyner comer, tnence a. 60-40 jktjdw
feet to a stake at the Canal, thence
S. 20 E. 456 feet to a stake; thhence
S. 3-15 E. 422 feet to a stake the
beginning, containing 48 acres, more
needing-entitled H. S. Tyson et al,
Pitt*County. There is
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brarial ground, and said 48 acres, more
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WANTED ? ALL CHRISTMAS
Shoppers to coll and aee oar line ol
Toys and useful gifts before buy
ing. Western Auto Associate Store.
FLOWERS FOE ALL OCCASIONS]
Pot Plants, Cat Flowers, Corsages
and Funeral Designs. Say "It" with
Flowers. Farmville Flower Shop.
Phone 467-1. tf
WE BUY SOYA BEANS AND PAT
Top Prices. Lewis & Lang, Bank
of Farmville BUg* Farmville, N.
WANTED ? ONE THOUSAND
customers like Mr. J. A. Randolph
of Selma, N. C. Mr. Randolph
bought a Curer in 19S7, made a
trip to our Plant November 15th,
1989, bought two sets Carers which
were installed December 5th, 1989.
Made a special trip to our plant
and paid for the Carers December
7, 1989. His tobacco curing worries
are over for the 1940 season. Make
your plans to bay a Florence-Mayo
Nuway Carer early] - Dec. 8.
AUTO OWNERS?If your car won't
start, phone 811-6, Mr. John Bar
rett, at the Western Auto Associate
Store. Starter, generator and
battery work a specialty.
FOB RENT ? LIGHT TWO-HORSE
farm to family of 8 to 5 persons,
all able to work with your team
and feed. Give name and address
of party you farmed with each of
last three years. If white or col
ored. Address "Farm", Box 369,
Kinston, N. C. ltpd.
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