fehursday, December 23, 1937
Js|There No Santa Claus?
The most widely read editorial
ever written appeared 36 years
ago in the New York Sun, has
been reprinted by the Sun annual
ly at Christmas time ever since,
and is quoted in a score of lan
guages the world over. This world
famous "Santa Claus editorial,"
printed below, was sua answer to
the following letter:
Dear Editor:—l am eight years
old. Some of my little friends say
there is no Santa Claus. Please
tell me the truth.
Virginia your little friends are
wrong. They have been affected
by the skepticism of a skeptical
age. They do not believe except
they see. They think that noth
ing can be which is not compre
hensible by their little minds. All
minds, Virginia, whether they be
men's or are little. In
toiis great universe of ours man
is a mere insect in intellect, as
compared with the boundless
world about him, as measured by
the intelligence capable of grasp
ing the whole of truths.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa
Claus. He exists as certainly as
love and generosity and devotion
exist, and you know that they
abound and give to your life its
J& Best Wishes for a jsj
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the warmest of greetings for an old-fashioned S
jK Merry Christmas and a New Year full of good fa
&tj things for you. h*
Your friendship and good will has meant much to 35
2j us during the past 12 months and our thanks are
m both hearty and sincere.
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highest beauty and joy. Alas!
how dreary would be the world if
there were no Santa Claus! It
would be as dreary as if there
were no Virginias. There would
be no childlike faith then, no poe
try, no romance to make tolerable
this existence. We should have
no enjoyment, except in sense and
sight. The eternal light with which
childhood, fills the world would
Not to believe in x Santa Claus!
You might as well not believe in
fairies! You might get your papa
to hire men to watch all the
chimneys on Christmas Eve to
catch Santa Claus, but even if
they did not see Santa Claus com
ing down, what would that prove?
Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that
is no sign that there is no Santa
Claus. The most real things in
the world are those that neither
children nor men can see.
You tear apart the baby's rattle
arid see what makes the noise in
side, but there is a veil covering
the unseen world which not the
strongest men, nor even the united
strength of all the strongest men
that ever lived, could tear apart.
Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, ro
mance, can push aside that cur
tain and view the supernal beauty
beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Vir-
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN. NORTH CAROLINA
ginia, in all this world there is
nothing elfce real and abiding.
No Santa Claus? Thank Ood!
he lives, and lives forever. A
thousand years from now, Vir
ginia, nay, ten times ten thousand
years from now, he will continue
to make glad the heart of child
Last Saturday night and Sun
day was our regular preaching
time. The pastor preached a
wonderful sermon at both services.
Sunday was a testimonial service
with special singing furnished by
a local men's chorus, the Collins
quartette, consisting of four Col
lins boys with Miss Virginia
Crabb, piano accompanist, all are
of the junior department. Other
special music was rendered by the
"Rainbow Girls," "Happy Day"
and "Sunshine" quartettes.
The prayer service Sunday
night was in charge of Owen.
Baugess with the ladles' chorus
providing special music. These
services are well attended and
greatly enjoyed by all.
Miss Irene Day, Mrs. D. W. Day,
David Day, Jr., and Russell Casey
spent Saturday in Winston-Salem
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Couch of El
kin, spent Sunday afternoon with
the former's mother, Mrs. Zora
Mr. Guy Baugess of Oklahoma
was the Sunday guest of Mr. Lin
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Couch moved
from this community to State
Road last week.
Misses Mattie and Nell Petty
john of Winston-Salem spent the
week-end here with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pettyjohn.
J. T. Cockerham visited his
brother, Charlie Cockerham, near
Benham, Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. C. H. Day is at home sick,
we are sorry to note.
The Sunshine quartette sang at
Shoaly Branch Sunday night.
There will be preaching again
at Pleasant Hill church next Sun
ayd and Sunday night. We now
have two monthly meetings. The
pastor will be in charge.
Messrs. C. P. Rogers and C. H.
Day will sing a duet at the morn
' ing service.
APPROVE ORDER TO
CLOSE LIQUOR STORE
Raleigh, Dec. 20. Cutlar
Moore, chairman of the state al
coholic beverage control board, to
day approved an order closing a
liquor store at Rlchlands, In Ons
Moore said the order, which will
become effective after Christmas
was requested by Rlchlands offi
cials, who charged law enforce
ment in the town was inadequate.
.The store will be the first to be
closed since tlfe passage of the
Pasquotank and New Hanover li
quor laws by the 1935 general as
sembly, the chairman added.
Moore quoted John D. Warllck
of Jacksonville, chairman of the
Onslow ABC board, as saying:
"The sentiment at Rlchlands Is
about five to one In favor of the
store, but the town authorities are
against- it unless we will give them
more money than we can spare."
The Rlchlands board of Alder
men, Moore said, had requested
SSO monthly from the county
board for additional policing of
the town because of the store.
Father—"Well, Willie, I rece
ived a note from your teacher to
Willie—"ls that so, Pop? Give
me a quarter and I won't breathe
a word about It to mother."
OCEAN AIR PASSENGER
FINED FOR SMUGGLING
New Dec. 20 Charles
A. Levine, the first transatlantic
airplane passenger, was sentenced
to two years' imprisonment and
fined $2,500 as a smuKgler today.
The sentence was imposed by
Federal Judge Henry W. Goddard
on charges of smuggling Tungsten
powder into the United States,
and for conspiracy to smuggle.
In June, 1927, Levine financed
Clarence D. Chamberlain to fly
him to a distance record of 3,905
miles non-stop. The flight began
in New York June 4 and ended at
Kottbus, Germany, June 6.
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Question: What kind of eggs
are best for hatching purposes?
Answer: Eggs for hatching
should be clean, fresh, well-form
ed, of good shell texture with color
conforming to requirements of the
breed, and should weigh 24 ounces
to the dozen. All round, short, or
thin shelled eggs together with
those having ridges around them
should be discarded when select
ing eggs for hatching. All eggs
should be collected two or three
times a day to prevent chilling
and those selected for hatching
should be stored to a cool place
vrhere the temperature does not
fall below forty or rise above sev
Question: How much tobacco
seed should be used in seeding the
Answer: One ounce of seed will
be sufficient for 300 square yards
of bed, but a more convenient
measure is to use one tablespoon
ful of recleaned seed to each 100
square yards. The seeds should be
mixed with cottonseed meal, dry
sand, ashes, or fertilizer before
sowing, and a more uniform stand
will be secured if half the seed
is sown in one direction and the
remaining seed sown across the
bed at right angles to the first
seeding. The bed is then packed
by running a light roller over it,
tamping it with the feet or with
a board attached to the end of a
short pole. For stiff, heavy soils
the bed should not be tamped, but
the seed should be whipped in
lightly with a brush broom.
Question: Can beef be preserved
on the farm in the same manner
Answer: Yes. Any part of the
beef carcass can be corned, but
as a usual thing the rounds or
hindquarters are dried. Cut the
meat into five or six pound chunks
and rub with salt. Then pack in a
clean vessel of hard wood or stone
prove the flavor, hang in a cool
ware and cover with the pickle Guilty,
containing one and one-half "Judge," cried the prisoner in
pounds of salt, one ounce of salt the dock, "have I got to be tried
peter, one-quarter pound of su- by a woman jury?"
gar or syrup, and one gallon of "Be quiet," whispered his eoun
pure water. Let the meat remain sel. 1
in the pickle for about two weeks "I won't be quiet! Judge I cant
and then smoke lightly to im- even fool my own wife, let alone
place and use as needed. twelve strange women. I'm guilty."
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