tAKtEtEt (COUNTY NTWS-TTutS, Jio!5mUi CITY AND JBfcAtTFoST, N. 3.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1M8-
Carierei Coanly Uews-Times
' ' A Merger Of
The Beaufort Newi (est. 1912) & The Twin City Times (est. 1936)
There IS a Sanla Claus!
Mrs. Annie L. Gaskill, one of our Beaufort readers, told us
the other day that she heard a friend of hers say that she (Jidn't
believe' there was a Santa Claus and gave as her reason for this
belief that "she was perhaps too old."
"It seems to me as if age has very little to do, after all, with
our feeling and spirit about this hallowed occasion," commented
Miss Annie, and we agree with her.
She suggested that we print the following excerpt from the
"Letter to Virginia," from Frank P. Church, one time editor of
the New York Sun, to a little girl who wrote to him asking if
there really was a Santa Claus:
"Yes . . . there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as
love and generosity and devotion exii-t, and you know they abound
and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how
dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! There
would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make
tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except
in sense and sight. The eternal light v.ith which childhood fills
the world would be extinguished.
"No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever,
a thousand years from now . . . n?y, ten thousand years from
now, lie will continue to make glad the heart of childhood."
A Hcarly Handshake lor B. J. May
n. J. May, chairman of the Christian Rural Overseas pro
gram in Carteret county, did a splendid job.
After two tries to obtain someone as chairman of thp com
mittee, (the original co-chairmen said they could not serve), Mr.
May picked up the ball and carried it for a touchdown. He had
a cooperative learn in all the ministers of thp county, the groc
erymen. school children nnJ their mothers, but as for engineer
ing the details and smoothing over rough spots, which sometimes
looked like mountains, the credit goes to Mr. May.
In the midst of serving as president of the Beaufort Rotary
club, handling his daily work as production marketing adminis
trator, and getting ready fcr Santa Claus. he found time to super
vise the collection of three thousand dollars worth of food for
those across the sea.
Work such as he has done leaves us wishing that there were
more with his ambition and initiative in our fair county.
Thoughts for an open mind...
Hear, do not blame what cannot be changed.
A fervent and diligent man is prepared for all things.
Thoughts arc the means by which
For til your days prepare,
And meet them ever alike;
When you are the anvil, bear, ;
When you are the hammer, strike.
"One world at a time" has been tried by a good many people
and found deceptive. One world at a time is not enough for
man, Man is a kind of being that needs two. The spiritual
life, though it can never be killed out of the race, is a tender
plant which gives its fairest flowers only after careful cul
ture. After a man has passed through the halls of learning, he should
enter the halls of wisdom. When he has passed through that
school he will graduate with his degree as a Master of Com
passion. Jim Morrill.
Dec. 22, The Sunday School
Christmas programs will be at
Graham's Chapel Thursday eve
ning, Friday evening at (Bay View
Baptist church, and Saturday eve
ning at Mt. Pleasant church.
Mrs. Earl Taylor spent Wednes
day afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
James T. Graham.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Trigleth
and family and Mr. Joseph Trig
leth spent Sunday at Cherry Point
Jesse Small, U.S.C.G., returned
to Wilmington Sunday morning
efter spending a short while with
his wife and daughter.
Charles Owens Cottle, U.S.N., is
spending a while with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Cottle.
Miss Louise Jones spent the
weekend with Mrs. Cal Whaley of
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Cottle and
Mr. Bill White attended services
at the Church of God, Morehead
City, Sunday morning.
Mrs. Roy Carraway spent a
While Tuesday in the community
with Mrs. Hubert Dail.
Mrs. Bill Mason returned from
the Morehead City hospital Thurs
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 194&
all human ends are attained"--)
day. She is remaining at present
with Mrs. Thomas Haskett.
John D. Brown returned home
Thursday from Fayetteville where
he went for observation.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Oglesby a daughter at Morehead
City hospital Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Cal Whaley of Camp Glenn
spent a while Sunday afternoon in
the community with relatives.
Mr. A. L. Winberry , returned to
Wilmington after spending the
weekend with his family.
Mr. Mike and Robert Newkirk
are spending a while with Mr. and
Mrs. George Newkirk.
Mr. Grover Cuthrell spent a
while Sunday with relatives.
Miss Pearl Small spent Friday
night with Mrs. Billie Lewis of
Mr. and Mrs. James Skinner
spent a while Sunday afternoon at
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Winberry
spent a while Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jones and
Mr. and Mrs. George Newkirk.
Mr. and Mrs. Billie G. Lewis
spent the weekend with Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Small.
Garfield wore the largest hat
of any American president
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By Eula Nixon Greenwood
FIRST WOMAN If present
plans do not go sstray, Gov. Kerr
Scott will break ypt another prece
dent by having a woman as his
" Miss Myrtha Fleming, who for
years taught schoolLatin, if you
please is in line for this position,
which should pay in the neighbor
hood of $5,000 per year.
Miss Fleming in 1936, tired of
May your joy this season be
as bright as the Stars that
shine and may It last
throughout the coming year.
n. w. willis & sc:rs cdatvcts
, MARSH ALLBERG, N. C.
teaching the brats which at that
time were exceedingly numerous
in Raleigh's problem school
Needham Broughton and decided
to take a business course. This
she did, even though she was a
round 40 at th'-t time, and in 4937
went with the' new Agriculture
Commissioner, W. Kerr Scott, as
his secretary, official greeter, and
From January, 1937, until Scott
Grain Neuiral Spirits.
THE WILKGN FAMILY COMPANY
We take this opportunity to
thank yon ior letting s
em ' And to wish you all
Merry Christmas, a Joyous
FOR THE MAN"
announced for Governor she stay
ed with him. A tremendous per
centage of the letters she wrote
for her boss were composed by
her, written by her, and merely
carried to Scott for his signature.
If she has any faults at all, they
are of a minor nature. She has
always been exceedingly loyal to
her boss. In fact, the only criti
cism he has ever had of her is
that she is "too loyal." By this
he meant that her intense loyalty
sometimes made her a little im
patient and intolerant with those
who were sometimes' prone to be
slightly critical of Kerr Scott in
his outspoken moments, which fre
quently amounted to 60 each hour
in the day. .
Miss Fleming is a spinster with
a spinster's strengths and weak
nesses. She has poise aplenty, a
good education, fine training, and
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The Big, Long-Awaited Awards ofj
In Cash Will Be Made Tomorrow!
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Tea awards oi $ O
Cr.3 Award cf $ 23
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she knows Kerr Scctt and his re
actions, his personality, and his
philosophy. She doss everything
possible to protect' him against
schemers, plotters, and those who
want to use mm even though -at
times to do so means embarrass
ment to her. She 'looks after her
boss to such an extent that he flow
refers to her in his whimsical way
as "Mama." :.,w -
Miss Fleming,, going with Scott
shortly sfter he announced for
Governor, stayed with him m
leave' of absence from the Agri
culture Department through the
two 'Primary .campaigns, and for
months now has teen paid by the
State Democratic Committee and
WHAT ABOUT PARKER?
Plans call for Charles Parker, who
handled Scott's publicity, to be
his administrative assistant. As
such, he will be a sort of "assist
ant Governor" and will draw a
salary in this new position of ap
proximately $9,000 per year. The
new job has not been created, but
Scott is expected to ask for it in
his inaugural address, which Par
ker and Robert W. Redwine are
now helping him write.
The Advisory Budget Commis
sionalthough requested by Seott
memo to make financial room for
this administrative assistant
failed to do so. However, the Leg
islature in all probability -will
grant the request.
Note: Since 1 arker (and Red
wine as well) is very close to
Broughton, the new U. S. Senator
will no doubt have more than just
a nodding acquaintance with the
SNIDER Gregg Cherry's pri
vate secretary, Bill Snider, will
carry on as front office man for
Scott through the Legislature.
There is a job with Burlington
Mills waiting for him May .l. There
is a chance, however, that he will
stay with the Scott administration
in some capacity.
WAYNICK Capus Waynick,
who speaks Spanish and whose
wife speaks Spanish, is still hope
lul of getting a Truman appoint
ment as minister or ambassador
to some South American country.
He may find, if and when he gets
there, that the native language is
Portuguese. This should not prove
a great handicap since the Spanish
-"d Portuguese languages are very
11 ne does not receive this ap
pointment, he will run for the U.
S. Senate in 1S50.
NOTES From this corner it
still lcoks like George Coble, the
dairyman, ior chairman of the
State Highway Commission ...
. . . John Barnes of Clayton,
E II S 4 0 0 Il; ;
who managed R. Mayne- Albright's
campaign and Joined Scott for the
second Primary, is in line for
Claude Abern&tfiy's job with the
N. C. Burial Association. Aber
i.atliy, a f o. mer Nash county leg
islator, was for the, other iman.
Barnes may settle for a State Vet
erans Admi'iistration appointment.
. . . In two speeches last week
Scott said that minority groups are
not adequately represented on the
various boards and commissions.
So you may expect to see Negroes
made members of some bodies
where they have not appeared
... At the Good Health Asso
ciation meeting' last week the min
ister who gave the invocation
prayed that Scctt should be given
eoursge, etc. . . . This prompted
Raloh Scott, Kerr's Burlington
brother, to whisper to a friend sit
ting near him that such a pi aver
was similar to asking the Lord to
make it rain in the pcean.
HIS HAND Speaking to the ,
Citizens Association last week, j
Kerr Scott said: !
"I know why you are here and
why you have me here. You ex-
pect me to show my hand. But I
am just as determined that I will
not show my hand." j
However, he showed his hand,
but it was closed as in the shape
of a fist, for Instance. He referred
to his nomination last spring as the
"revolution," He mentioned a
three-cents gas tax increase. The
next day he referred offhand to a
possible increase of five cents, al
so the possibility of a bond issue.
His program will be carried to the
people,, he said. If last spring's
vote was really a revolution, he
should have no. serious trouble
with his program. On the other
hand, he may be attaching too
much importance to his victory.
Watch that Legislature! '
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; : Smile a While : :
To laugh is to be free from
worry. He who doesn't worry livte
a long time. To live a long time is
to last. Hence, he who laughs, lasts.
Panama hats are woven of fine
boiled, sun-bleached toquilla or
jipijapa leaves, while both the fi
bers and the weavers' fingers are
. . f
Ecuadorian hatmakers. claim;
that a perfect Panama hat an be
pulled through an ordinary linger
ring .without damaging it. ,
And all our heartiest good
wishes for a joyous Holiday
season and a New Year (til
ed with every blessing.
. . . Our "heartfelt thanks for
your patronage. May you
and yours enjoy good health
P 0.D D 0 D !