THE ROANOKE RAPIDS
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
THE LARGEST NEWSPAPER IN HALIFAX COUNTY
Member North Carolina Press Association
CARROLL WILSON, Owner and Editor
Entered as Second Class matter April 3rd, 1914, at the post office
at Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, under Act of March 3rd, 1879.
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WANT A REAL CHRISTMAS?
As is our usual custom, we print this week a
list of the 43 Most Needy Cases in Roanoke
Rapid, cases of families where the degree of
Christmas enjoyment must depend upon what
somebody else does for these needy families.
We have had something to say about the
constant calls made on Roanoke Rapids for
charitable and benevolent causes, calls which
have ever been answered. Something has also
been said by us about the possibility of dupli
cation of drives and work accomplished, the
possibility of one united drive for funds and
one central clearing house for all local charity
In the case ot these INeedy r amihes, there is
no reluctance on our part in giving it our heart
iest cooperation. Set it down to the credit of
the Christmas spirit, if you must. That spirit
which pervades the atmosphere and makes e
ven the most worthless of us expand with a
charitableness and generosity not so evident at
other times of the year.
We do know that these Needy Cases have
been properly and thoroly investigated; that
they are worthy cases; that the success or fail
ure of Chrismas in these cases must depend up
on others more fortunate who are willing, even
at a sacrifice, to share with these less fortunate.
Let him who scoffs at the idea of Christmas
try this experiment: call up Associated Chari
ties and select one of these Needy Families; let
him and his family find out just what is needed
to give this other family a decent Christmas;
then go shopping for those things, with per
haps some of the kids’ unwanted toys to finish
up the pack; and finally on the Eve of Christ
mas, let him and his family go humbly and in
the spirit of true and earnest giving to this oth
er home and there watch the shy looks of glad
ness creep into sad faces, watch expectant
hearts, with expectations realized, break thru
in misty eyes gleaming with gladness; then let
him and family leave quickly as low voices try
to stammer blessings and go home in full
knowledge of that everlasting truth: It is more
blessed to give than to receive.
Do not delay m this important matter, as
important to you in what it will mean to you as
a giver as to those who will so happily receive
your offerings. Do not wait for somebody
else to do this which will mean so much to you.
And with all the Needy Families taken care
of, the sun can certainly rise on a Roanoke
Rapids Christmas Day with the full flavour of
Tiny Tim*8 benediction: “God Bless Us, Every
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It has long been the custom in this section of
the country to shoot fireworks at Chrismas
time. Folk from other sections seem aghast at
the idea, their reaction being that it is almost
sacrilege to so celebrate such a sacred occasion.
It seems to us merely a difference of opinion
a to whether fireworks should be fired in De
cember or in July. None can say there is a de
liberate attempt at sacrilege on the part of
those who have been raised in a section of the
country where it is as natural, from babyhood,
to shoot fireworks as it is to expect Santa Claus
to arrive on December 25th.
But there is a time and place for all things
and certain limitations to all liberties. We do
not care whether it is in December, July or
Octember, nobody has a right or should even
expect the right to shoot fireworks in Roanoke
Rapids or any other place in the world
1. After folks have gone to bed (except
possibly on one night set apart for everybody
to stay up late).
Z. In the streets or highways where there
are automobiles and other vehicles traveling.
3. Near hospitals, or churches on Sundays.
4. Under anybody’s feet at any time.
There is'no need for us to explain the dan
gers, the annoyance, the discourtesy and the
seriousness involved in breaking any of the
So far as we are concerned, shooting fire
works is one way many folks have of really
enjoying Christmas. We want them to keep
on having their fun. But always in the proper
places and at the right time.
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While on this subject of Christmas, let us
here, and now congratulate the Study Club on
bringing Professor Koch here to read ‘‘A
Christmas Carol” this past Monday night. We
were very pleased at the large crowd in at
tendance, which should prove to our critics
that Roanoke Rapids has plenty of folks who
appreciate the fiber things in life.
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