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SPAY SCHOOL LESSON
THE SLIGHTED INVITATION
International Sunday School Lesson
' for January 19, 1941
Golden Text: "Comer for all
things are now ready." Luke.
Lesson Text: Luke 14:15-4
Seven miracles of mercy performed
ported in the gospels, four of them
One of the chief Pharisees had in
vited Jesus to dinner and his oppon
ents watched him in order to find
something to criticize and condemn.
Seeing a man with the dropsy and
realizing fuWy the rather hypocriti
cal, legalistic strictness of the Phar
isees regarding conduct on the Sao
bath Jesus asked the critics two
The first was whether it was law
ful to heal on the Sabbath and re
ceiving no answer Jesus healed the
afflicted man. Then, answering their
unspoken disapproval, Jesus asked
the second question, whether or not
there were any present who would
not rescue his ox fallen into a pit,
even if it happened on the Sabbath
Day. Once again, there was no
Observing the conduct of those who
were also at the dinner Jesus used
the situation there to hammer homei
vital spiritual truths. To the guests,
who were vying with each other for
favored places of honor and promi
nence, he recommended humility. To
the host, Jesus pointed out that hos
pitality to friends, kinsmen and rich
neighbors in the expectation of a
tike recompense was selfish, whereas
it would be a much more generous
and friendly act to invite the poor,
the maimed, the lame and the blind,;
who could not repay socially, to sucn
"Wherever today, amid the intri
cacies of a more complicated civili
zation, the hungry are fed, the nak
ed clothed, the waifs and strays pro
vided for, the hearts that have done
this will still be Messed with the
Master's ancient blessings," says J.
M. V. Rnss "Thft rhurrVh can never
be done with this passage because
she is perpetually tempted to forget
the lesson. She has often been in
clined to admit to her feast of honor
the wrong people. Even as early as
the days of the EpistOe of James, the
man with the gold ring counted for
far too much."
Taking up the remark of one pres
ent that the blessedness of eating
bread in the Kingdom of God, Jesus
related the parable of The Great
(Supper, one of those found only in
Luke's of the four gospels. The
Parable of the Marriage Feast, given
in the twenty-second chapter oi
Matthew, has -some similar points
but is dissimilar on various respects.
The probability is that Jesus very
often in the course of his teachings
used similar stories to teach funda
mental truths, a very effective meth
od and one calculated to be remem
bered by those who heard him.
This parable tells of the man who
invited guests to a meal. These fail
ed to appreciate the courtesy and
did not desire to avail themselves of
his hospitality, whereupon they made
excuses. Two had just bought prop
erty, which under the Jewish law,
had to be inspected within a day of
the salle became final, the third had
just been married. Ihese excuses
were valid, if sincere, but judging
from the anger of the host he real
ized that the guests merely did not
care to avail themselves of his effort
to entertain them.
"There is no positive sin ascribed
to the refusing guests; their fault is
that of pre-occupation and indiffer
ences," says George Christie. "Their
private affairs cannot wait, they
think; so the host must wait for them
in vain. The sample excuses are
suggestive. There is property, which
speaks of land and pride and ambi
tion; there is the new team of oxeii
telling of business and industry; and
there is the bride, warning us how
home and comfort may affect to low
en levels of the life of the soul.
Generally, they suggest that things
in themselves innocent may make a
man lose the best when the issue la
the direct call to God of the individ
ual." "The parable is not overdrawn,
says J. R. Miller. "There are a
great many people who Hose their
lives for things worth even less than
a ten-acre field. Esau got only a
plain meal as the price of his birth-
ngiu. juaas got aoout twelve or
thirteen dollars for his act of trea
son to his Master, which blackened
his name for all generations. Car
ing for property is always an insid
ious danger. It is not meant to be
a snare to men business ought to be
a help heavenward."
Jesus wanted men to devote their
lives to the highest possible good.
To those who sought to follow him
he advised that they count the cost
If any other earthly tie or pleasure
was dearer than the Truth, he bade
them turn back. Just as a man
erecting a building or a king plan
ning to make war should consider all
possibilities so one unwilling to for
sake "all that he hath," could, not be
"One would almost venture to say
that there is a kind of law according
to which the more valuable a thing
is the less men care to have it," sayb
Alexander Maclaren. "Small things.
transitory things, material tilings
everybody grasps at and the number
of graspers steadily decreases as you
go up the scale in preciousness. Is
there anything that the mass of men
pass by with more unanimous refusal
than the offered feast which the
great King of humanity has providea
for his subjects?"
YOUNG BUSINESS WOMAN'S
CIRCLE HOLDS MEETING
The Young Business Woman's Cir
cle of the Baptist Church met Mon
day evening at the home of Mrs. Will
Ainsley. After the business session,
a very interesting program was en
joyed. Mrs. Roy Lane was in charge
of the program, the subject being
"An Urgent Gospel Where We
Live." The following assisted with
the program: Mrs. J. S. Bass, Jr.,
Mrs. Clinton Eley, Mrs. J. T. Lane,
Miss Blanche Butler, Miss Elizabeth
Elliott, Miss Annie Mae Matthews
and Miss Marian Raper. Misses
Evelyn Copeland and Evelyn White
sang two duets.
Fifteen members and two visitors
were present. After the meeting, the
hostess served delicious refresh
ments. The February meeting will be held
with Mrs. J. T. Lane and Mrs. Roy
Lane as hostesses at the Paragon
New Natural Nitrate
Film Shown In South
A new talking motion picture in
full natural color showing interesting
parallels between the food require
ments of plants, animals and people
has just been released by the Natural
Chilean Nitrate folks. Showings of
the picture, the title of which is "The
Magic Desert," and "Vitamin Ele
ments in Plant Feeding," will be
made in all the Southern States.
The new picture is in two distinct
parts. In the second portion of the
film, the effects on crops of various
plant food deficiencies are shown in
natural colors. So far as is known,
the new Natural Nitrate film is the
first made which actually identifies
and pictures these deficiencies just
as they appear in plants in the field.
Thus the motion picture should help
farmers to recognize the deficiency
symptoms and conditions in their own
"The Mgic Desert" portion of the
film, also entirely in natural color,
shows new and interesting scenes in
connection with the mining, refining,
transportation and use of Natural
Chilean Nitrate. Highlights of this
portion of the picture are photo
graphs, made this year, of crops
growing in the 97th year of a con
tinuous experiment at the world fam
ous Rothamsted Experiment Station.
During the 97 years of continuous
cropping all the nitrogen in the fer
tilizer used came from Natural Ni
trate of Soda. A striking battle
with a giant marlin in the waters off
the coast of Chile provides thrills
for sports lovers.
State Managers for Chilean Nitrate
Educational Bureau, Inc., are now
arranging special showings of the
new picture to farm audiences, to
groups of agricultural workers, and
to fertilizer agents throughout the
TAXES AND DEATH
Memphis, Tenn. Stepping up to
the city treasurer's counter, Robert
C. Bradshaw, 74-year-dld-Negro, paid
his taxes, carefully tucked away the
receipt, slumped to the floor and died
of a heart attack.
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More Funds Asked
By HENRY AVERILL
Raleigh. Heads of the adult etffi
cation division of North Carolina's
Department of Public Instruction be
lieve that their program has com
pieted the "experimental stage" a
period of probation, so to speak and
they feel that their activities should
now be carried on as a "regular
working" division of the Department.
That belief and that feeling were
behind the division's request to the
Advisory Budget Commission for an
increase in its appropriation from
$30,000 to $145,000. They realize
that such a tremendous percentage
increase can only be justified on a
basis of accomplishment, but they
are confident that an examination of
the division's record will furnish all
the justification necessary.
In a brief for the division, sub
mitted to the buderet commission.
Mrs. Elizabeth Mrriss, its director,
reviewed the work of her division
since its authorization in 1937 Gen
eral Assembly (which provided a
meager appropriation of $25,000)
and declared it has proved its prac
tical value through the teaching of
illiterates, through getting public
school children back in school,
through home making, parent educa
tion, nursery schools, safety, health
and civic education.
"The superintendents who have
participated are 100 per cent for ex
pansion of the program," said the
Chief purpose of the division is to
make possible organization of a pro
gram of adult education in every
county of the State and with the
$145,000 requested, an opportunity
would be offered to make this a
The larger fund would make pos
sible, Mrs. Morriss explains:
(1) A full-time white worker and
a full-time Negro worker for a maxi
mum of 20 counties to be paid for
entirely from State funds. These
counties would be the ones least able
to pay for a program of adult edu
cation, as determined by income.
(2) A county director and teacher
in each of the other counties which
appropriate money to match State (
funds. This" would be possible i all'
the other eight counties should apply
tor funds, it could not be expected,
however, that all of the counties
would participate. - If they do not.
larger number of teachers per county
would be available for those that do
Thus every county in North Caro
lina would have a chance to partici
pate in the adult education program.
These county programs are under
direct local supervision. Those
courses are taught which the local
authorities feel should be taught
There is no dictation from Raleigh,
or elsewhere, as to the nature of the
programs so long as they are integral
parts of adult education.
Teachers for the local . units are
employed from them in all cases
where they are available and are paid
according to the certificates they
hold. This applies to countv direc
tors and to all other workers. The
usual proportion of work, by races,
is maintained. Employment of teach
ers is on an eight months basis.
In addition to the increased ap
propriations for its main program,
the Division of Adult Education is
favorable to legislation which would
(1) Provide for establishment ana
regulation of nursery schools and
kindergartens, public and private, in
.North Carolina, and
(2) . Change the compulsory school
age from 14 to 16 years.
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Skilled Men Needed
For National Defense
Getting the skilled men needed for
National defense jobs continues to be
ope of the greatest problems of the
new year for the Civil Service Com
mission. Thousands were appointed
during 1940 but thousands more are
going to be needed during the coming
year at the arsenals and navy yards
and in the air service.
Tool makers, instrument makers,
and machinists are especially in de
mand, and they are especially neces
sary to the National defense pro
gram. Among others also urgently
needed are: Aircraft instrument me
chanics; aircraft mechanics; metal
smiths (aviation); coppersmiths;
lens grinds; loftsmen, ordnancemen,
(torpedoes); shipfitters; and iron
workers (shipfitting duty).
If you are skilled in any of these
trades, and want a Government job,
write to or call for information at
the office of the Board of U. S. Civil
Service Examiners at any first
H D El
Beginning January first all Tax IisterS of
Perquimans County, North Carolina, wil set
at the following places and on the dates men
tioned below for the purpose of listing your
PROPERTY TAXES for the year of 1941.
List In January and Save the Penalty
E. L. CHAPPELL, List Taker
January 15 At Whiteston, R. M. Baker's Store
January ce. At whiteston, R. M. Baker's Store
All other days during the month of January at E. L. Chappell's Store
R. S. CHAPPELL, Ust Taker
January 4, 11 25 j. C. Hobbs Store
January 8, 16, 22, 29 J. C. Hobbs Store, at Night
January 15 and 18 At Court House in Hertford
All other days during January at home.
J. O. WHITE, List Taker
January 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 20 and every day thereafter through January
31st at the Court House in Hertford
January 15, 22 and 29, at night Court House in Hertford
All other days during January at home.
New Hope Township
I R. YVF.RR Wat Tb
January 4, 11, 18, 25 At Community House, New Hope!
7'u'' At Overton's Store
January 22 At WoodviOe, Bogue's Store
January 29 At J. B. Webb's Store, Durants Neck
All other days during January at home
N. R. ELLIOTT, List Taker
January 8 Parkville, Bright's Store
January 14 and 22 Cfcapanoke .
January 16 Jackson's Store
All other days during January, Winfall Railroad Station
Each farmer, owner, or his agent must come forward to report
the acreage of each crop to be harvested, or has been harvested, on
his own, or his tenant's farm of the year of 1940, also the number of
acres to be cultivated, lying out, number of bearing fruit trees, and
tons of fertilizer used for all crops.
Prepare your lists now, and save time in listing, also avoid PEN
ALTY for being delinquent after January 31st, 1941. This is re
quired by the State Law. See Chapter 310, H. B. 45, Public Laws of
North Carolina, Session 1939.
J. W. WARD, Tax Supervisor
PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N. C.
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