ihiirsdav. December 30. 1937
AFTER CHRISTMAS DOLDRUMS
It's come and gone again, Christmas has, and as usual
we weren't ready for it and we won't be ready for next
\ Santa Claus was good, to us, and we didn't go to near as
luch trouble as Dixie Graham did. Several days before
„ Christmas we saw him in a barber shop getting all prettied
' up in the hopes that Old Santa wouldn't recognize him and
as a result, pay him a visit this year.
The State magazine, we ui
with each copy sold, presumabl
culation. In one case we could $
mention, not only did this hug
business increase circulation, but
also blood pressure.
Nothing so drab and bare look
ing as the stores after Christmas.
Gone the gay Christmas colors
and sparkling decorations; gone
the eye-filling Christmas gift
, goods, only to be replaced by
prints and pillow cases, long un-
derwear and overall pants. Then
* in a few days, the eye again be
comes accustomed to the usual as
Christmas fades further and fur
ther into the background and all
is as it was before.
Christmas is a whole year com
ing but departs overnight.
Leaving bills and turkey hash.
Already this column is becom
ing hard to fill. Just for fun we
are going to pick up a volume of
the encyclopedia set we are col
lecting, open it at random and
copy off the first six lines of the
left hand page. It may not prove
interesting and it may not make
sense, but it will help
so here goes, come what may:
"numerous banqueting pieces are
also excellent. Six at least of
these are found at Venice in the
refectories of the monasteries,
anion? the best of which are the
• "Marriage at Cana," comprising
120 figures, many of which are
portraits, and the "Feast of
That didn't turn out so excit
Before we go into our next
weakly brainstorm. 1937 will have
taken its place in history and
1938 will be with us. What 1937
brought us we all know, but what
thp new year holds no one can
Aetell (except the weatherman,
and he's usually wrong).
The past year, getting person
al, brought us the complete de
struction of our home by fire, but
it left us our health, our job and
no desire to quit this business of
living. And it brought home to
us the realization |hat when dis
aster strikes there are always
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nderstand, is now giving hugs
ily in an effort to increase cir
those to lend a helping hand, a
fact for which we are humbly
grateful and will be everlastingly
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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
This is the time of year when
many people, otherwise quite
sane, sit themselves down in some
quiet corner, and with pencil and
paper handy and an artificial yet
glowing (for the moment) halo
draped artistically about their
head, begin concentrating upon
resolutions for the new year that
they know will not be kept.
As for us, we make only one
resolution each year, and that is
to not make any resolutions. So
far we've done very nicely keep
ing it, thank you, and how's your--
Our Uncle Culpepper is a great
hand at making new year resolu
tions, and so far he has done
better than anyone we know in
keeping them. Each year he re
solves to do less work than the
year before. For a year or two
he got along just fine with this
one, but Aunt Frousy told us last
Sunday that it was becoming dif
ficult here lately for Culpepper to
do less work than he has been in
the habit of doing without get
ting himself Into a state of com
And Uncle Culpepper's oldest
boy—Cousin Clod—takes sifter his
old man in a lot of disrespects.
We didn't see him when we were
down home Christmas but Aunt
Frousy said if he behaved him
self he would probably be out by
next December. It seemed he
found an egg over at one of the
neighbors and took it home with
out thinking to take the hen from
Happy New Year.
Teacher—Now, Hayton, if I sub
tract 20 from 45, what's the dif
Hayton (product of the new
"scrambled math" system)
That's what I say. Who cares?
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
| COOL SPRINGS
The Christmas program was
well attended here on Christmas
Eve. A large tree beautifully dec
orated reached the high celling,
and was heaped around with
many lovely Christmas packages.
The Cool Springs Quartette and
Young Ladies Quartette sang sev
eral numbers. The opening Scrip
ture was read by Mr. J. D. Key.
Owing to the fact that the pro
gram was given at Pleasant Hill
on the same evening we missed
our many friends from our neigh
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burcham
were week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Newman.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Gilliam of
Pleasant Hill visited their aunt,
Mrs. Sarah Tucker on the after
noon of Christmas day.
Mr. Walter Pinnex and sons Al
ton, and Ode an, and Mr. . Fred
Vestal of near Swan Creek were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hol
Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Byrd and
daughters of near Charity, were
guests of Mrs. Byrd's mother, Mrs.
C. P. Fields Sunday.
The Young Ladies Quartette
sang at Little Elkin Saturday eve
A large number of Cool Springs
folks attended the funeral service
for Mr. Myers at Swan Creek
Sunday. He was a brother of Ml-.
Jack Myers of this community.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pettyjohn
spent the week-end with Mrs.
Pettyjohn's father, Mr. R. L. Wall
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Pettyjohn
spent Christmas day visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon Benge.
The Cool Springs Quartette
sang at the Baptist church at
Ronda Sunday evening.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hol
brook on Christinas morning a
fine baby girl. Both mother and
baby are doing well.
Miss Ruby Ray Holbrook and
brother Brett, spent the week-end
in Winston-Salem the guests of
their sister, Mrs. John Burton and
Cool Springs community has
sustained a loss in the death of
Mrs. E. H. Darnell. She was un
til the organization of Benham
church a member here with us,
and was a friend and neighbor all
her life. We as a church extend
our sympathy to the surviving
This will close my year again
a$ a reporter for my community,
and I find on looking back a rath
er shoddy record, so many weeks
missed, and a careless gathering
of news items. Is there wonder
at the fact that all of us like to
see the New Year and resolve
anew to do better next year, to
attend our church and Sabbath
school, to support it in all its in
terests, and then break 'em all be
fore the year has gone.
Anyway, Happy New Year, and
may we keep our resolutions long
er as the years go by.
SWAN CREEK |
A large number attended the
funeral of Reggie Myers of Jones
ville, which was held at Swan
Creek Church Sunday.
Friends of Mrs. Roy Myers will
regret to know that she under
went an operation Saturday in a
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Sale of
Winston-Salem were visitors in
this community Sunday.
Miss Anna Belle Cooter of Ga
lax, Va„ spent the week-end here
with Misses DeEtte and Anna Lee
Truman Key spent last week in
Winston-Salem, visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rumple and
son, Thomas, of Clingman, visit
ed Mrs. Glenn Swaim recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stroud of
Bethel visited Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Swaim last Sunday.
Announcement has just been
made of the marriage of Miss Ra
chel Miles of Denneysville to Sam
Gregory of this community. The
marriage, which was announced
Saturday, was solemnized several
Mrs. Vina Swaim had as her
guests on Christmas Day, Mr. and
Mrs. D. C. Swaim of Winston-
Salem, Mrs. Clay Macey and Mrs.
Omar Walker and daughter, Bar
bara Jean, of Hamptonville.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mellican of
High Point, Edgar Mayes of Wins
ton-Salem and Mr. and Mrs. Joel
Myers of Cycle were the guests
Christmas Day of Mr. and Mrs.
Tildon Mathls of Winston-Sa
lem, spent the holidays here with
Mr. and Mrs. Jones Mathls.
Monroe Vestal of Burlington
spent the holidays here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bilson Ves
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Vestal and
Worth Vestal of Greensboro, vis
ited their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Hv Vestal, over the holidays.
Miss Anna Lee Swaim visited
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Myers at Jones
vllle several days last week.
Misses Ruby, Mary Lee, Opal
and Leonard Reavis of Hampton
ville, spent Monday with their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. 8.
The people of this community
observed Christmas in a very
quiet way. There was no disorder
whatsoever, and everybody seem
ed to be happy and enjoyed the
holidays very much. Santa Claus
was very generous, omitting no
There were several who were
formerly of this community, that
returned for one or more of the
holidays. Among them were: Mrs.
Barnie Fowlkes, of Rural Hall,
Mr. Prather Stanley of New York,
Mr. and Mrs. Mercus Chandler of
High Point, Mr. and Mrs. Oertha
Stanley of Elkin, and others.
Mrs. W. D. Mosely of this place
is spending the holidays with her
daughter, Mrs. Ernest Reece in
Mrs. O. V. Marion, her daugh
ter, Mrs. Prather Stanley and Mr.
Stanley spent Sunday with Mrs.
Marion's brother, Mr. S. W. Gar
ner in Winston-Salem.
Rev. T. S. Draughn was very
busy during the Christmas holi
days. He conducted the funeral
services for Mrs. E. B. Hampton,
widow of the late Dr. E. B. Hamp
ton, Thursday morning at ten
o'clock at Friendship Baptist
church, and that same afternoon
at two o'clock he held the funeral
of Mrs. Tom Whitaker, better
known as "Aunt Tine" at Little
Richmond Baptist church.
On the afternoon before he had
officiated at the wedding of Mr.
Roy Mounce of Albany, N. Y. and
Miss Catherine Greenwood of
Elkin. Then on Saturday morn
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ing, Christmas day, he had charge
of the annual Christmas celebra
tion for the T. L. Hayes Co., of
Boonville, N. C. The attendance
at this service was approximately
one thousand people.
He finished the holidays by
preaching at his regular service
at Friendship Sunday morning.
There seems to be a shakeup in
store for the telegraph operators
on this division again. But we
hope that we may be able to re
tain our agent, Mr. R. D. Jackson,
for we are all well pleased with
him and his service.
Happy New Year to everybody.
Helen—l understand Elsie's fi
ance is supposed to be a dread
fully bad egg.
Bertha —So that's it. I've won
dered for a long time why she
didn't like to drop him.
A grasshopper can jump about
100 times its own length.
Don't let your children suffet
moment longer than itrictly
necessary. Home made
cures ar* messy, smelly^J^^^r^^r
slow and uncertain.
titty mites that burrow
.under the ricia and amm
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