NEWS FROM THE
Dobson. December 20.—Th»
Dobson Woman's Club met in th
Woman's Club House last Thurs
day evening. The president, Mrs
Hancock and other officers were
present. Meeting opened by sing
ing "O, Littel Town of Bethle
hem". Minutes of Nov. meeting
read and approved, followed by
response of roll call. "Joy to the
World" and other carols were
sung, with Miss Kdythe Reece at
the piano. The president distri
buted Red Cross Seal to club
members to be sold. Reports from
I CHRISTMAS I
| GREETINGS 1
iYour friendship and patronage dur
ing the past year has made 1937 T#
worthwhile for us. That we are
grateful goes without saying. May JW
we wish all a Merry Christmas and m
a Happy New Year!
MARY'S BEAUTY g
Elkin, N. C. &
Mrs. Dan Barbour Miss Lucy Gray
the various committees and de
partments were read and approv
Club voted to fill sacks of
Christmas goodies and toys to be
delivered from the Welfare office
Wednesday, to the more misfort
unate children as need demands.
The attendance prize was luck
ily won by Mrs. Robinson, and
presented by Miss Cable.
Games and contests were enjoy
ed as entertainment instead of
the usual program. These were led
by Miss Cable and Miss Alexander.
The Biblical contest prize was
won by Mrs. Grady Cooper, and
most words derived from "Christ
mas," was won by Mrs. P. F. Riggs.
Colorful refreshment,s typical
of the season, were served by the
Entertainment Committee of the
month, Mrs. W. E. Ried, chair
man, Miss Mary Cable. Miss Corrie
Shores, Mrs. E, M. Bryant, Mrs
Metta Nance, Miss Marguirite
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Alexander, Mrs. B. H. Brookshire,
and Miss Eva Hancock.
Rev. O. H. Westfleld preached
a "Christmas Sermon," Sunday
morning In the Baptist Church.
Sidney Jones, Jr. added to the
preliminaries with a violin solo,
"O, Holy Night," accompanied at
the piano by Miss Reece.
Miss Marguerite Alexander
spent the week-end at King, with
her brother and sister.
Miss Cable, Miss Shores and
Mrs. J. T. Threatte spent Satur
day afternoon in Mt. Airy, shop
Mrs. Emma Mock and Marianne
spent Saturday afternoon in Elkin.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Comer left
Saturday going to Hatteras, Dare
county to spend Christmas with
Mrs. Comer's people.
Mrs. Maude Freeman went to
Winston-Salem Sunday to spend
a few days with Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Julia Comer, of the Bur
lington school faculty has arrived
in Dobson to spend the holidays
with the family of W 3. Comer.
Dobson school will close Wed
nesday for the holidays, purpos
ing to open on Jan. 3.
Dobson children tap dancers,
Eugenia Reid, Marianne Mock,
j Bertha Jewel Hemming and Linda
Hancock, who have been taking
"Tap" at Mount Airy under Miss
Dormlny, also a number of Mt.
Airy children appeared in dancing
costume, before their first audi-*
ence, indulging in "light fantas
tic," on last Friday night, at the
Woman's club house in Mt Airy.
It Is the purpose of Miss Dorminy
to create a class here in January.
Rev. O. H. Hauser, Sidney
Jones, Jr., and Jack Folger were
dinner guests Sunday at the Reece
• Jerry Marion of Moore county,
formerly a resident of Surry, was
in Dobson a few days last week
visiting old friends.
Henry Hampton, is on the
streets again, having been housed
in for a week! with a deep cold.
Confederate Veterans and wid
ows are made happy for Christ
mas, in receiving pension checks
from Clerck of Court, Mr. F. F.
Dobsonians extend Merry
Christmas to the readers of "The
MEMBERS OF LEAGUE
ARE TO SING CAROLS
Members of the Epworth League
of the Methodist church will sing
carols on Christmas Eve, begin
ning at 7:30. Anyone desiring to
have cai-ols sung is requested to
put a lighted candle in a window.
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Little Dolls h
// a REN'T the dolls beautiful?"
/\ exclaimed Joan to her
1 V. mother, as she gazed upon
the finished product of the "Two
Little Dolls in Blue" which Dorothy
May had ordered from Santa Claus.
"They are quite the loveliest I
have ever seen," spoke mother. "I
do believe that you have put your
very heart and soul into their fash
Joan had spent many days and
nights, too, stitching a loving holi
day thought into each tiny garment.
The dainty materials had been
transformed into things of beauty.
The dresses of pale blue silk with
bonnets and slippers to match, had
proclaimed them the "Two Little
Dolls in Blue!"
"Oh, won't Dot love them?"
beamed Joan, as she again eyed the
dolls from head to foot with a happy
•mile of complete satisfaction.
"I dare say this will be her hap
piest Christmas, one that she will
never forget," said mother.
Christmas eve, with its bright
lights and cheer, was in full prog
. i little dolls in blue
fjbj " were being fon
llS3 Ixgv. died by one of
7\bk the happiest little
girls in the world.
Rocking in her
own tiny chair
Dorothy May be
y gan singing a lul
ls "T i\ J9 laby to the dol
-111 Wrl l / ) Lp. lies, wholly ob
lijl 'IJrT p- livious of the at
was such an
that the others had stopped their
celebrations and were beaming up
on her with transformed emotion.
The spell was broken when Doro
thy May suddenly stopped singing
and called out, "What shall I name
the 'two little dolls in blue'?"
"Well," said _ Joan, « smiling
thoughtfully, "since they are
dressed in blue and are two very
important little ladies, why not call
one Alice Blue and the other Elinor
Blue?" And so the dolls were
On Christmas morning in another
house around the corner, Bonny '
Jean awoke with the joy of the hol
iday and shouted, "Mother, did San
ta come and did he bring me a
big baby doll with curls and eyes
that open and shut?"
"Yes, dearie, Santa came and
brought you a very pretty doll."
Then spying it, seated beneath
the tree dressed in scarlet finery,
Bonny Jean clasped it to her breast.
Upon close inspection, she soon
learned that it was the same sort
of doll she had always received,
only with new features.
Just as she was about to burst
into protest at her bitter disappoint
ment there came a rap upon the
door and a kindly neighbor was say
ing, "Merry Christmas." Then with
a happy smile—
"What is the matter, little girl?
Hasn't Santa Claus come yet?"
"Oh, yes, he came, but h$ brought
me the same old rag doll again. I
thought sure it would be a real one
this year, because I'm nine, you
"Oh, I am so sorry," said Dorothy
May, with true feeling and thinking
of the two beau- «; na
tiful dolls which \ ;£&**"l r~
Santa had left for *sl I
her. Then with a if v "^
whispered some- iggßf I
thing very lovely (
to her mother.
They all went '
right over to the YiSSi/*
big house on the
hill nestled un
der its burden of \ 'A
Christmas snow. »j
Bonny Jean for- vl tlßw
got all about the
rag doll when she glimpsed the
great tree through the holly wreaths
in the window. But when she saw
the two little dolls in blue sitting
beneath it her joy was unbounded.
She clapped her hands and danced
with glee. "Such darling doUsl"
she gasped, breathlessly.
"Their names are Alice Blue and
Eleanor Blue," said their little mis
"I want to give you one of them.
Bonny Jean; which do you like?"
With unbelievable surprise, her
eyes fairly dancing with joy, she
clasped the beautiful doll in her
arms and asked, "Is—it—really—
"Really and truly for keeps," said
Dorothy May explained it all to
1 "-her mother after the happy little
girl had left, that apmehow she just
1 did not miss Eleanor Blue very
much when she saw how happy she
' had made Bonny Jean.
In her heart she felt thit it was
' i truly "more blessed to give than to
[ receive," and hugging the one little
[ doll closely, she whispered, "Mer-
I ry Christmas, Alice Blue."
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TOLL OVER WEEK-END
Automobile" accidents took a
heavy toll over the week-end, with
at least 99 fatalities reported
throughout the nation.
Death took six persons, five
members of one family, in an In
diana truck-auto collision. North
Carolina led the list with 15
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deaths and Pennsylvania was next
with 13. Ohio had 11.
Deaths by states:
Arizona, three; Arkansas, one;
California, four; Colorado, five;
Connecticut, one; Illinois, four;
Indiana, nine; lowa, one; Ken
tucky, two; Maryland, two; Mas
sachusetts, one; Michigan, five;
Minnesota, three; Missouri, six;
New Hampshire, one; New Mexico,
Thursday, December 23, 1937
two; New York, four; North C«o- !
lina, 15; Ohio, 11; Oklahoma,
two; Pennsylvania, 13; South Car
olina, one; Texas, three.
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pleased when you told him of the
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