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Military Park Service Station
H. D. White Dial 4853. Grover
Grover Road, Near National Park Entrance
The Chrisinus greetings
we send to you, hold every
good wish for a Joyous Holiday Season.
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E. King & York Road
Kings Mountain, N. C.
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FULL REHEARSAL FOR THE BIG DAY . . . Robert wanted Nick,
the dog. to have dinner with him at his private table, but Dad and
Mom were not enthusiastic until Robert demonstrated that Nick's
table manners are Impeccable. He did It with a dress rehearsal,
which you sec here. Nick scemi to be enjoying nonchalantly an
after dinner cigarette.
Snapdragon w?s a favorite
Christmas game in England moire
than 200 years ago; .it is still
played in modified form in Eng-.
land and America.
The original game called for a
quantity of raisins to be deposited
in a large bowl or dish. Brandy or
some other spirit was poured evefr
the fruit and ignited. ' The by
standers then endeavored to grasp
a raisin, by plunging their hands
through the flames.- A carol, called
"The Song of Snapdragon," ac
companied the game.
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Gji 21rhs C!:r's-r.ia$:
.?"The;- 1- ,j> :'t>. ' r U:'iV;s from 1
'ii. li I nv '>? ;i r ycd ?'< !
';v Diich 1 ? i.o'. pv )".:<.>?!. J
1'. e vr:y:" iVM.rni' i .th<* P:|>br'\
? Cmistmas a:m'u,j;tbe rest But I
am sure 1 have always thought
of Christinas time. when, it has
come around, as a good time; a
kin'd. forgiviriji. charitable.- pleas
ant time;' and. therefore,, uncle. !
though it bad never put a scrap
Of gold or. silver in ray pocket. I !
say. Cod' bless It! "?Charles Dick- j
?ens, "A ' Christmas Carol!"'
For unto us a child is born, unto us
?j soil is given: and the. govern nun!
shall be upon bis s/iouldi r: ami bis
name shall be railed Wonderful
( on il ?? t'llor. the Ctod. l/u etti
'lasting I a' her. the Print i ol I't.ti e
Increase In Suppiy
Washington. ? The nation's
lumbermen say there Will be
plenty of lumber available for
both civilian and difense con
sumers next year.
John B Veach, chairman of
the National Lumber Manufact
urers Association, also predicts
that consumers will get greater
value and -better service for .their
lumber dollars during 1953.
Veach estimates that 1953. pro
duction and demand will be a
bout the same as this year.
This forecast is based chiefly
on the prospect of increased
building activity in most fields
and indications that slightly
more than one million new nom
es will be started next year,
toiff demand for lumber in the
Wgt demand for lumber in the
Serving of Boar's
Head One of Old
Of the customs that grew up
around the Christmas festival irv
Merrie England, the serving of the
boar's head was one of the most
stirring. It endures to ihis day at
Queen's college. Oxford, where the
50-pound tusked head ? a lemon in
its grinning jaws? is borne in, on
a great silver dish. esei)i Qd - by
trumpeters and candle bearers.
In the olden days there was avs
appropriate chant, half carol and
half ritual, that the. gentlemen
used to bellow at tlve tnarwent the
dish troubled the board !? ..
r/u fi set dnu a the .?(? / neyard,
t 'be f'te t" the I iili \urd.
l.tt Hat chits iron >i bis fall,
l.tl thi\ htiur'i hud i>ld tmntard
StJ'id i' r /' ' s . js wt i -n'd i n third.
Hid "/ "> . -! ? tu lt oirit- all.
| Continued Ftotn Page One
Firemen answered two calls to
extinguish a grass lire near
Kings Mountain Motor- Court on
East King street last Thursday.
First call was at 12:40 p. m. and
the department was called back
to .he scene again at 1:20 p. m.
On Wednesday, December 17.
firemen wore called to 201 East
King street to extinguish a lire
caused by a faulty- oil stove.
Slight damage was reported.
Lumbermen face, higher op
erating cost^ next year, accord
ing to Veach. But he believes
that these will be absorbed by
jnore efficient production meth
ods and advances in wood tech
May the spirit of brotherhood
that is the meaning of our Christmas
spread its teachings of Pea* ; and
Good Will around the world.
"Doc" McDaniel, Routeman
TO THE EDITOR
On the morning of December 11
wo, Hubert . Whitakor, Bobby
Moore anil I i David Mauney ? be
gan our trip to the "Shrlgers Ci
gar Bowl" football game between
Lenoir Rhyne College Vs' Tampa.
University in Tampa, Florida.
Friday night we lodged in
"Ocala" Motor Court in Ocala,
Florida, and Saturday morning
we Visited Silver Springs, which
Was? very beautiful, and then we
continued our trip to Tampa, Fla.
On our return frpm Florida we
visited t!>e Singing Tower at Lake
Wales and also Orlahdo. The
Singing Tower is a beautiful to
wer and if anyone ever goes to
Lake Wales, be sure to hear the
tower sing. We arrived. in Day to
na Beach late Sunday afternoon
where we had supper at John
son's Coffee Shop. Monday we
visited the Marine Studios, which
was very exciting at feeding time
to see so many varieties of fish.
We spent quite a while at the Al
Igator Farm and many other sites
in St. Augustine, which is (he old
est city fn the United States.
The orange groves and etc. are
very beautiful at this time of
year. We spent Monday night in
Jessup, Ga. and then Tuesday we
returned to Kings Mountain, We
all had a wonderful trip.
Scientists estimate that sight
accounts for 87 per cent of our
knowledge of the outer world.
Ohio's hens give the state four
th place among states of the
Union In egg production.
Farmers of the United .States
raise approximately one third of
the world's corn crop.
Coffee Listed As Best Nightcap
During Annual "Alcoholidays"
WASHINGTON t Raleigh ? IV
comber 21 - Warning that the
"alcohalidays" are here again L,/
S. (Pete) Harris; executive direc
tor Of the American Association
of Motor Vehicle. Admln'fstritors
today suggested nightcaps of cof
fee, hot with plenty of ssiigar. as
a. sound precaution for drivers at
tending Christinas and Now
Mr. H.arr.is, who coined the
catchy slc>gaii"alcoholiditys" dur-.
ing the Christmas season- last
year said ihe campaign had met .i
with unusual success in Now Kng
land and Maryland:
Called the "one for the road"
campaign. Mi\ Harris related
that ho wrote Mayor John B!
Hynes of Boston just before
Christmas. 1951, urging that ho
include in his holiday .safety pro
clamation the suggestion that
party .hosts and hostesses make
the final drink of the evening
coffee instead of something
The suggestion was based .on
the known "steading" effect of
coffee taken with lots of sugar.
Mayor Hynes reported many
New England newspapers featur
ed the story. Hotels and night
Clubs in Boston advertised the
fact that late departing guests
would be served hot coffee "on
The Boston official later re
ported that traffic deaths in all
New England totalled only four
as compared with 13 the year be
fore. He credited this Improve
ment to the "one for the road"
? In Maryland, Mr. Harris re
ports, the campaign was also vig
orously supported. Governor
Theodore McKeldin reported no.
traffic deaths at New Years last
year as against fight fatalities
l wo .years ago.
Mr. 1 larrisi .fcakl . that next to,
"after the party" drivers, the hea- ]
viest contributor to the holiday.
ACC-icient total has been the inter
city traveler. '.' The student return
ii>g to college; the family attend
irig a reunion often '"drives, ;is if
it were a matter of iijfc or ileal h
All tOO often it turhs oM that
it Is a matter of death for the
For the lonjR distance holiday
traveler, Mr. Harris had two sug
1. Start early enough so that
despite unexi?vtied delays you
ran reach your destination vyilli
?*2. 'fake a rest stop at least ojuv
cvery two honrs to refresh' re
flexes so that they will lie able W>
handle the 20 to 50 deHyions at\
hour th.tt driving requires
Sl MSriUHK TO THE HERALD
MESSAGE ? Y V '
May your Ygletide pleasure- bo 9 blend, of
the hearty, warm spirit of yesteryear arid
the joyous, thrilling, enjoyment of today
Aiextif (j?ktlit>n&i and -t-ldjijiy /Jew IJcj. X to -(-hi
East King Esso Service
Gene McCarter? Vernon Crosby
Ervin Simmons Bob Well6 Bill Bennett
or us. each new Christmas seems to hold
added siffiiilicaiitc . . .a ileep< r meaning,
s because ?vc realize that whatever accompli ?
from year lo year is made po^ihle throimh, tlw
? ? ration and good will <t( our patrons and fric uds.
Wc arc (grateful for litis manifestation of
toyall y and confidence and it is willi full sincerity
lliat we extend our hest wishes for a
Merry ( liristmns and a I lappy New Year to nil.
from the bakers of *