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PahHAed weekly and entered ae
Second Cbm Mail Matter at the
Postoffice at ParmrOle, N. C, un
der act of March trdl 1878.
1940 brings a near year into view.
What will that year mean to Mr. and
Mrs. America as they go through
the various walks of business and
industrial life? The nUsstiuu is in
every one's mind ... the answer lies
in what every one will expend his
efforts in achieving. Rat let this
much be certain . . . the gears of
Progress must whirl on .. . synchro
nixing the nation into one vast ma
chine . . . one intensified mechanism
humming out the song of America
land of opportunity and accomplish
1 940 ?
NOBODY knows what the New
Year is going1 to faxing. We hope it
will be peaceful, prosperous and prof
itable for every one in every way.
We prophecy that it will be a pro
gressive year, in every phase of na
tional achievement . . . That it will
wing its way through Time with 366
days recorded for Noteworthy Ad
vancement. It can be do?j ... it
will be done . . . with the efforts of
every business man, every citizen, in
every city like our own, throughout
So when the clock strikes twelve
Sunday night and a new year is born
lets resolve to make of that year a
glorious adventure in living, lets be
intelligent about what we do with our
earnings, lets share with those de
serving our sympathy, take upon us
new responsibilities if they present
themselves, find joy in shouldering
them wisely, and no matter whether
health or sickness, joy or sorrow,
gain or loss are our portion in the
year ahead let us be faithful to our
high ideals and faithful to the prin
ciples He taught.
Ring in the new! Ring out the
oldl Welcome to the New Year and
may it bring you good cheer, health
A FEW PROSPECTS
Far many years human beings have
sought to penetrate the veil of the
future and to know, ahead of time,
what is coming. Generally, people
are interested in the phophedes of
almanacs and reputed soothsayers.
In Europe, for many years, Old
Moore's Almanac has had a great
vogue among people who fall for
such stuff. Soma of our readers may
be interested In its predictions for
According to the unidentified sav
ant, Hitler's health will fafl and
Field Marshal Hermann Goering will
suceaed Mm and this may open a
pathway to a reconciliafcory peace.
Generally, it says that there wfll be
a strengthening of the monarchies
of the world and a disintegration of
authoritarian governments. Impor
tant monthly predictions for 1940
im January, an important s><m?
tux&T (^ded^probebly by the
Umtfti S?a?ea^ Ciermany aad Ilsly
have economic and political eriaca;
something sensational Is promised in
flfWfttrr Chamberlain will make a
leading to naeifiestion of Western
|Ma May, there will U eyclone atf
Florida, adverse conditions m Wall
^Street, poeaflbiy revolutions in Ger
?MB*, and Bsly and ??* military,
activity in Fbiand, Bnetia and^Rn
mania la Jane, Premier Maaaolimj
Jcaaiia* uaj? nnaiarj, mw
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Fields were!
Wilson visitors Friday. I
Vim Mae Brown of Fayetteville, I
visited friends here during' the week
Mrs. Lee Jones and Miss Tommiel
Mae Smith were Wilson visitors on I
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ellis of Wil-|
son, visited Mrs. W. I. Shackleford I
Mr. Rufos Phillips of Wilson vis
ited in the home of Mrs. Estelle Bail- J
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hicks of Rock-j
ingham are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
C. T. Hicks.
Mr. and Mrs. William Uzxelle of!I
Stantonsburg were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Beaman, Sunday.
Bob Lang of North Fork, West!
Virginia, spent the week-end with
his mother, Mrs. W. E. Lang.
Mrs. Bay West, Sr., Mrs. Albert
| West and Mr. and Mrs. Bay West, Jr., J
were Farmville visitors Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gardner and
children, Dorothy, Jimmie and Ola
Grace visited relatives in Saratoga
Monday. - I
Mrs. W. L Shackleford and Mr.
Richard . Shackleford were dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sutton
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Rouse and chil
dren, Bamona, Joyce and Betsy i
spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Craft and Mr. I
and Mrs. Paul Craft were dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thomas ?
of Snow Hill Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jenkins and
children, Sam Lewis and "Bingo"
and Miss Clara Jenkins spent the
week-end with Mrs. W. P. Jenkins
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Reddick and
children, James Albert, Juanita and
Emogene spent the week-end with
relatives and friends in Hopewell,
Mrs. Frank Holloman and children,
James, Elizabeth, Ann, Mr. and Mrs.
Tommie Solloman of Newton are
visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. ]
G. W. Corbett
Or. T. A. Henson, of Philadelphia,
Pa., and Robert L. Henson, of Char
lotte, arrived in town Tuesday to
spend a few days with their parents,
Prof, and Mrs. J. B. Henson.
Mrs. B. F. Tugwell, Miss Emily
Morton, Mrs. Zeb B. Lane and Mr.
L L. Morton of Wilson and Mr. L. N. ,
Garner from Laurinburg visited Mr.
and Mr& K. C. Maim Sunday.
The local school closed Wednesday
for the Christmas holidays. The
members of the faculty left Wednes
day for their respective homes. The
school will open Monday, January 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bullock and
Mrs. Sara Revells of Kenly, Mr. and
Mrs. James Barnes and daughters,
Alta and Ann, of Raleigh, were din
ner guests of Dr. and Mrs. W. A.
There will he a special worship
service at the Walstonburg Metho
dist Church on Sunday night, De
cember Slat. This will be one of the
many thousands of New Years' Eve
services held throughout the Metho
dist Denomination this, year.
This service will begin at eleven
o'clock and will close promptly at
midnight. The public is invited to
A Christmas Cantata "The Child of .
Bethlehem" by Louis; E. Stairs, was
given at the Methodist Church on
Wednesday' evening with Mrs. Carlos
Walston as director. Mrs. Ivey Smith
as pianist and Rev. E. C. So per aa
reader. The chorus was cornposed 3
at Mrs. Frank Shirley, Mrs? Irvin
MJaahew, Mrs. L J. Rouse, Miss Ruby
Burch, Miss Fannie Mse Smith, Mrs. '
Mellin Smith, Mr. SL A. Chandler, Mr. ?
Allen Thaekar and Mr. Rufus Bea
nma. r'v -' :?'] Sh f
WALSTONBUBG TBACBEBS '
scene of a delightful Christmas party
Tuesda* evening before school closed
for thei?ittty? ;
Th* living' room was beautifully
decorated with Christmas candles,
flowers, holly, pine and ivy. '-iThJ ?
Christmas tree was brilliantly lighted
and underneath were gifts for every
a- ^}*J ' * a^fifrv ** wu. w ONiWf
distributed the gifts from the Christ
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60 TO CHURCH i
As we approach the last Sunday I
?f the year let us remember that
j it is our last chance in 1989 to
ihow our loyalty to Christ and
His Church by assembling on the
Lord's Day, in the Lord's house,
with those who come to worship
Him. Let us go up to the house
of the Lord and give thanks for
the Christmas joys and all the
blessings of the year. Let us be
gin now, as the old year passes
and the new year dawns on us, to
attend some Church in your town,
or community. Help the Church
and.it will help you and help your
town and communiity. The Church
needs you and you need the
Church. Finish the old year right
and begin the new year with a
resolution to attend Church reg
Rev. Buford B. Fordham, Pastor.
9:46 A. M.?Sunday School G. W.
11:00 A. M.?Morning Worship.
6:30 P. M.?Baptist Training Un
7:30 P. M.?Evening Worship.
7:80 P. M. ? Wednesday. Prayer
Rev. C. B. Mashburn, Pastor.
9:46 A. M.?Sunday School J. O.
11:00 A. M. Morning Worship.
6:30 P. M.?Junior and Senior En
7:30 P. M.?Evening Worship.
7:30 P. M. ? Wednesday. Prayer
EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL t'UUBta
Bey. Jack R. Rountree, Rector.
10:00 A. H.?Sunday SchooL J. W.
11:00 A. M.?First Sundays ? Holy
Communion and sermon.
11:00 A. M.?Third Sundays?Morn
ing Prayer and sermon.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Bey. D, A. Clarke. Pastor.
10:00 A. M.?Sunday School. Irvin
Morgan. Jr., Superintendent .
11:00 A. M.?Morning'Worship.
6:30 P. M: ? Young Peoples' Group.
7:80 P. M.?Evening Worship.
, r Bey. H. M. Wilson, Pastor.
9:30 A. M.?Junior Choir.
10:00 A. M.?Sunday SchooL J. H.
11:00 A. M.?Morning Worship.
7:80 P. M. ? Wednesday. Prayer
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Bev. J. B. Roberts, Pastor.
11:00 A. M.?Second Sundays?Morn
Father McGurk, Pastor
8:30 A. M. ? 1st Sundays.
10:30 A. M. ? 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sun
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J3ie average yield of lint cotton
this year has been reported as 286.9
pounds to the acre, practically the
same as last year's average which
was 285.8 pounds to the acre.
War in Europe has caused exports
of farm products from the United
States to be smaller than they other
wise would have been, reports thq
U. S. Bureau of Agricultural Eco
nomics. ' ? ?; ;::? :???'::: ''
Navy adnata faults in dectroyero;
corrected, says Edison.
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Wheeler says our duty to demo
cracy is to remain risutral. i
i Prompt Help For f V S||
f j:-; w:%Listlc" Qft
Scolding wont help ? boy or glri
& who is listless, dull or cross frota
constipation. Bat, hare's something
thatwffl! ^ ^
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ffOUNTAIN NEWS *
(By MRS- M. P. YELTEBTOM) i
Misses Haze! and Eloise Owens are
visiting relatives in Wallace.
Mrs. Guy Rhodes of Marshall visit
ed relatives in Fountain during the
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Copeland of
Durham are visiting Miss Mattie Lee
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Fountain and
John, Jr., spent the holidays in Lum
Mr. and M:is. R. L. Eagles of
Richmond, Va., are house guests of
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Eagles. ,
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hunt and son,
Woodie, spent the holidays in Greens
boro with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lane, Jr., ?
spent the holidays in Garner with
relatives of Mrs. Lane.
Mrs. C. M. Smith and Miss Eliza
beth Smith visited Mr. and Mrs. C.
M. Smith; Jr., in Raleigh, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bass and Mr.
and Mrs. James Wheless of Farm
ville were guests Monday of Mr. and
Mrs. L. P. Yelverton.
Colonel and Mrs. Noel Perley of ?
Omaha, Nebraska, and Bob Perley of
Ohio State College were guests this
week of Mrs. J. W. Redick.
Mrs. Stokes Boney, Miss Eleanor
Boney and Graham Browder of Wal
lace wtere guests Wednesday of Mrs.
C. L. Owens.
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Turaage, daugh
ter, Miss Alice Marie and sons, How
ard and Davis of Chapel Hill, were
guests of relatives during the holi
days. * I
Misses Laura and Elizabeth Over
ton of Greenville and Jim Kitchen of
Virginia were dinner gutests Wednes
day of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Foun
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ENTERTAINS AT BRIDGE
Mr. and Mm R. A. Fountain, Jr.,
entertained at Bridge and Rook Fri
At the close of the games high score
prizes were awarded to Miss Eliza
beth Overton and Dr. E. B. Beasley
for Bridge and to Mr. and Mm Hardy
Johnson for Rook.
An ice course was served by the ?
hostess assisted by her daughter Miss
The Christmas motif was carried
out in refreshments, favors and
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 docketed 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 Ifor'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 Sam
Pollard, and beginning at a stake at
the canal, the 4th corner of lot No.l;
(hence along the line of J. T. Bundy,
S. 64-80 W. 2904 feet to a stake in
the line of Sam Pollard, thence N.
18-45 Wt 607 feet to a stake Mary E.
Joyner corner, thence N. 60-45 E. 8019
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, mom
or less^ being the same land allotted
to Michal Joyner in that Special
Proceeding entitled H. S. Tyson et al,
vs. W. T. Joyner. et al, recorded in
Book O and D No. 2, page 144 Public jj
Registry of Pitt County^ Themes
burial ground, and said 48 acres, mom
or less, will be sold subject to the
This 14th day of Dedember, 1989.
John Hill Psylor, Commissioner.
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? AND ARE NOW SELLING ? 1
Prints, Shantungs, Broadcloth, Rayons, Silk, Satins, I
Velvets, Woolens, Plaids, Outings, Tickings, 1
Sheetings, Etc. 9
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Robes, House Coats, Pajamas, Negligees, Ties, Belts,
Suspenders and Many Other Items
Marked All The Way Down!
Children's E. Z. Union Suits... At Cost?
Men's Heavy Weigh J Haies Union Suits, $1. Value at 79c
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Corduroy and Woolens
COST and LESS?
At Your Own
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