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Vbgima White Tranieau '
Editor ' '
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Bntand as second dan matter
Nowmbar 15th, 1934, at Port
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Old Man Winter
No calendar is needed to tell
us that Winter is Just around the
corner. As the sun swings lower
toward the shortest day of the
year and Winter makes its
entrance on .December 22,
thoughts will turn to activities of
the, new season winter sports,
Christmas Holidays and finally
New Year. :
v while many people like the
placid continuity of eternal
summer and follow the sun as it
moves south, others find
stimulation in the changing
waons. Like the land itself,
k post men - are renewed by
change. Nature in her wisdom
ha' arranged for the changing
lessons because with change
here is growth. Unless there
SW Winter, there could be no
Spring, no renewal. Thus,
Winter is as essential to man as
to all other life. It prepares the
ear(h for next year's growth. So
let'(; settle in and enjoy the
company of Old Man Winter.
i If this age ,of Revision" im
becility the pleasure and value
derived from good books is often
whin one must buy presents for
relatives and others, is an ap
propriate time to think of giving
5 Books, like newspapers, can
be read at a time of the reader's
pleasure, when he or she has a
moment to enjoy them. They
can be handed on to others,
unlike most other forms of
entertainment, pleasure or
learning. They can be referred
Ho for years to come.
Non fiction books are an in
valuable source of information,
education. Unlike films, good,
4 :Jkon4iction books tend to be
accurate, since they are per
manent recoraa. ana sources
supporting staternents must be
given. Errors are quickly called
by reviewers, for books sell over
a pflriod of time and sales are
adversely affected by proven
, Ojving good Books, apart from
sex;novels and vulgarity, will
add-to the comoosite knowledge
anoiundersUnding of the nation,
while bringing reading pleasure
risiis designers have gone
all fcafrotntoU skirts .for even
ufjdriMMand Hay -weleto.
Sone'rZS3( glamorous frocks
havk (QfSEf around the hem
thai touch the floor. Others
have setuined bodices.
i , Doubie halt nylon makes an
Attractive workman's style
I jumper for young girls. This
hi wom over a long sleeved
Knitted caps, matching socks
ftr Bants are favored for win
In recent years the death rate
for American men and women
has fallen steadily. That is,
oeain came at a later age. The
sad news now, for men, is that
statistics in the late Rixtim
Shows males dying earlier.
ueath rates for women con
tinue to imnrove. The National
Center for Health Statistics
reports the toll among men has
become so heavy that today
there are only 95 men to everv
100 women the low point in a
trend which began in 1910.
At that time there were about
106 men for every 100 women!
Thus-the pace .of life (the U.S.
dollar rat-race) is telling on
American males. The job of
finding men for American
women is therefore also getting
The most significant of all
times for the Christian world
Christmas is once again just
around the corner. The hectic
days of Christmas shopping and
those last minute errands as the
deadline approaches should not
be permitted to obscure the
wonder of Christmas. That
wonder can be seen in many
ways in children's faces as
they gaze at a Christmas tree ; in
the tinkling of cheerful Salvation
Army bells on street corners; in
special church services; in the
colorful glow of thousands of
American cities as they don the
mantel of Christmas lights.
This season that marks the
birth of Christianity surmounts
with ease the trials and
tribulations of the previous 12
months. For a few brief hours,
the Christmas spirit of goodwill
and good cheer prevails. The
good man is manifested most
strongly demonstrating the
validity of the Christian epoch
that came into being nearly 2,000
On December 17th, 1903,
Orville and Wilbur Wright of
Dayton, Ohio, made the first
successful heavier- than-air
flight near Kitty Hawk, North
Carolina. Three other flights
were made that same day, one
with a passenger.
Man had dreamed of flying
though air for ages but until that
day on the sand hills near Kitty
Hawk no human had done so.
The Wrights had built a four-
cylinder gasoline engine
producing sixteen horsepower,
with which they launched the air
Balloons had earlier carried
men great distances and to
great heights, So the Wright
Brothers ushered in the heavier-than-air
powered flight age, not
the entire air age. Balloon
flying, however, depended on
wind direction and was slow.
Powered flight opened the skies
to travel and commerce.
World War I began less than
eleven years after the Wrights
flew and almost from the first
aircraft began to engage in
combat in the skies. By the end
of that war although aircraft
had been used in Mexico and
Italy and Turkey in war a few
years earlier engine and
airframe development had
progressed tremendously. Four
engine bombers carrying many
crewmen were flying from
Germany to England regularly..
From 1918 until today the air age
launched by the Wrights has
reached as far as the moon, the
technological advance in
Butler: "Did the master
sinack his lips after drinking
that One old whiskey I served
Maid: "No sir. He smacked
W.R: Phillips, Director of the
Winston-Salem Veterans Ad
ministration Regional Office,
said nearly one million checks
mailed November first by VA
carried, a welcome reminder to
the recipients that they were
reneveo of some paperwork.
Phillins exnlaineri that PI. 01.
588, enacted last December.
allows the VA Administrator to
exemot from filins annual in
come questionnaires IQ) those
pensioners 72 years old and
older who have been on the rolls
during two consecutive years.
These pensioners include
veterans, widows, and parents
receiving derjendencv and in
demnity compensation DIC
payments from VA.
Phillips pointed out that VA
Major Pay Raise
New military oav rates which
mark a giant step -. towards
bringing United States Army
pay in line with that of business
and industry became effective
today according to SFC John F
Ford Armv recruiter for
The military pay raise,
enacted into law on September
28, has been withheld tem
porarily as a part of President
Nixon's freeze on wages and
Newly-enlisted soliders will
now receive $268.50 per month
which is double that offered
under the previous pay laws.
The whole new pay formula
gives the largest increases to the
lower ranking enlisted grades
and to junior officers.
Army officials expect the new
pay scales will play a major role
in attracting the enlistees
needed to man the Modern
Volunteer Army. They point out
the Army has traditionally of
fered major fringe benefits such
as free medical and dental care,
food and housing, and a
retirement system which allows
the soldier the opportunitytosave
a great deal of his pay.
In additon, the massive Army
educational program offers a
choice of training in over 300
different jobs plus off -campus,
off-duty schooling for which the
Army pays the major share of
For more information on the
new military pay bill and the
host of Army opportunities and
challenges available to young
men and women, contact SFC
Ford at his office located at
Southgate Mall in Elizabeth
City, Or, call him at 338-8289.
usually mails the questionnaires
to pensioners with their
November 1 checks, but this
year about half of the pensioners
received notices that they ;
wouldn't have to file IQs.
However, it was stressed that
even though they won't have to
file IQs. these 72 year old pen
sioners still must continue to
report changes in income to VA.
VA adjusts pension and DIC
payments from information
obtained from IQs. it is ex
plained. Pensions are paid,
on the basis of need, to veterans
totally and permanently
disabled from nonservice
causes. ' and to widows and
children of veterans who die of
Parents with limited income
of veterans who die of service
connected disabilities may be
eligible for Dependency and
Phillips urged veterans,
dependents and survivors who
think they may be eligible for
pension. DIC or other benefits to
contact their local V A Office,
or local veterans service
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There was oncp a young man
who worked as an apprentice un
der a famous stained glass
The famous artisi designed and
made the most beautiful windows
in the country.
The young apprentice gathered!
up and saved every tiny piece oil
klass the artist let fall on the
floor. Then one day the yound
man took the tiny bits and pieces!
ho had saved and began making
a window of his own creation
After months of labor his win
dow was completed.
To make a lone story short-
the window made from bits and
pieces was acclaimed as the!
most beautiful ever made. Thel
young man became famous in
his own right as a great artist.
There are many fragments ofl
time and life that can be turnedl
into great accomplishments. Thel
bits and pieces are important,
and the wise use them effec
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"What goes on in the beauty parlor? Bet you hear all
the gossip in town." That's what my husband says.
Well, I'll admit it there is talk. When people get
together whether in a beauty parlor, a barber shop or,
in the old days, around the cracker barrel in the general
store tongues start flying. It is human nature to talk,
to criticize, to complain.
But isn't it refreshing to hear something good about
someone? Sometimes it takes a lot more strength to say
something good than something bad! Sometimes it takes
more strength to stand up and be counted as a churchgoer
than it does to sit on the sidelines, espousing neither faith
Which side are you on? If you're not sure, why not
cast your vote for the Church? Try it next Sunday.
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GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISE
International Sunday School Lesson for December 12, 1971
LESSON TEXT: Luke 1 : 5-80 ; 2:25-35
Today our message embraces the Messianic promises of
the Old Testament, and stresses the universality of the
mission of our Lord.
John the Baptist-that devout witness-and Christ were
related by family ties, but the circumstances of their births
differed greatly, as did their life style. One was born by
natural means, the other by Divine intervention. John was to
grow to prepare the way for Christ ; Christ was to prepare the
way for mankind.
Zachariah and Elizabeth were acutely aware of John's
purpose in life, as were Joseph and Mary aware of Christ's
ultimate destiny. Both families devoutly believed in the
concepts of Christianity . For although the Christian faith had
its earliest roots in Judaism, and Christian churches were, in
the beginning, predominantly Jewish, as missions widened
their scope, more and more Gentiles embraced Ihia 'new"
Luke, however, was fully aware that Christianity was not a
new concept.. .rather, it was the ultimate fulfillment of God's
ancient promises and purposes, and it was in this knowledge
that Luke lived-and wrote.
The spiritual vitality of the people was at its lowest ebb
when Christ was born, and for them He represented a
glorious new hope. He became a light for all men, for He was
the sun that dispelled the darkness and the dangers and the
temptations that surrounded them. He was "The Consolation
fo Israel "--and, ultimately, of the world!
Christianity, in Luke's day, had virtually reached "to the
ends of the earth" as it was then known. The world has
broadened within the knowledge of the peoples of the earth,
and today modern missions carry God's work abroad even
further than was dreamed of in Biblical times. There are
still, however, distant places yet to be reached and only when
men answer the call of God in the spirit exhibited by Luke,
John and Paul, will God's redemptive purposes for all
mankind be realized.
Each person has his own special purpose in life. Ours, as
with the prophets and leaders of the early Christians, should
be ever concerned with sin, mercy, forgiveness, and-the
In the lives of the peoples of Biblical times there was a
place for the Temple. How much more, in our sophisticated
times, must there be a place for God's House in our lives
today! With advanced knowledge come certain blessings,
but.. .on the other side of the coin.. .we also fall heir to certain
drawbacks. Sometimes only God has the answers to our
perplexities. The avenues, therefore, of communion need to
be ever open. Heart-felt worship and equally heartfelt
response are the keynotes in keeping His image alive for us
God's promises were made...and kept.. .in the Person of
Jesus Christ. Let us celebrate His upcoming birth day with
true joy in our hearts and renewed spiritual commitment!
(These comments are based on outlines of the In
ternational Sunday School Lessons, copyrighted by the In
ternational Council of Religious Education, and used by
permission). ' .... .
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