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all, that first man was an ancestor, and surely you know what that means. Tomorrow is Christmas Day and it'll be like past ones for me. I'll sit and watch TV and see once again Dicken's ''Christmas Ca rol" and by the time it's over I'll have reached a slow boil. I al ways get sore at the story. After all, Scrooge was a conserative capitalist, and I believe in the system. But what happens? Here 'was a man who'd have been an outstanding Taft Republican, and they scare the devil cut of him by a mess of ghosts. The story of fends me. By golly, a man has a right to be a jerk without being scared silly. Since the first of the month I've seen a number of appeals on television, asking that Christmas seals be purchased to help fight TB. And that has been one more item I've thought about. I mean the stupidity of all of us — well, darned near all of us, anyway. I thought of all the diseases which plague mankind; I thought of all the research to be done, and the money it takes; I thought of TB, cancer, polio, and mental diseases, and how it was those engaged in trying to find a cure had to beg us, those whom they would help, for money to carry on thew ork; I then thought of the arms budgets of Nations the world over, the money, the energy, to be spent on destruction, or the preperation for destruction. It was then I thought of our stupidity. How in the name of God can we spend the time, energy, and money on such when there is so much to be done toward helping mankind instead of killing man and destroying his work? I thought what a dream it was to hope that men might soon i ~ ■ i L. 4 • | We welcome the festive season | and this opportunity to tell you how much pride and pleasure we take in your friendship and toyaity. Have a very happy holiday I BEN SHEMPER & SONS Cor. Bouie & 5th Sts. Dial 4-8781 - . I M 11 ■ , .""N.U JM-l n spend such vast amounts of energy on wiping out polio, cancer, TB, and such instead of building bombs, missiles, etc. And i thought of a man I know who, at this moment, lies in a small, din gy room dying of cancer. There is no hope for him . But we II fire another shot toward ihe moon any day now. Somehow, I simply don't give a damned about the moon, not when any man lies dying because of lack of knowledge about his disease. When men will spend their time, energy, and money in help ing mankind instead of arms for war — that will indeed be man s finest hour. ___ Letters... ically penurious bastards in the world who squat in sham rever ence amidst their noble ruins and glower enviously at our good clothes and our expensive cam eras. Just remember that there are signs posted all over the holy temples of Asia and the sacred cathedrals of Europe warning people not to pee up against their ancient walls. You know damned well that j “Mose, you still have to pass the reading test.” With that he ! gave Mose a special Chinese j newspaper kept for this purpose, j Mose took the paper and studi- j ed it carefully. Mr. Jukes stared; unbelievingly, “Suppose he can; read Chinese,” he thought. Mose | turned the paper, pointed to the headlines and said: “It says here.. .” said Mose I pointing to a headline. Mr. Jukes trembeled. “It says here, it looks like Negroes ain’t goin’ to vote around here this year.” The above is a story I’ve heard. Is it true? Sincerely, Cyrus Adler Mr. Adler: No, the story is not true, and for several reasons. First, we here would never have a Chinese newspaper around, it being *'fur rin", you know. Second, our con cern is mostly with how many bubbles in a bar of soap. Third, you don't dig our Southern Way Of Life at all; you see. approxi mately 45% of our population in Mississippi is Negro (and we love our "Nigras" so long as —) and each election approximately 45% of the votes are by Negroes. Oh, yes, I almost forgot to mention that is when election day falls on the fifth Sunday. Now, have I answered your question? pde. The water content of 10 inches of snowfall is about equal to that of an inch of rain. -——i The Petal Papet THk petal PAPER. Printed on Thurs !»v of c*rh w«*ek by THE ADVERTISER PUBLISHING CO , Pascagoula. Miss Published by East Publication* Co.. Bos Hattiesburg, Mias Entered as second class matter at th« Post Office at Petal, MlsslsslppL under Act of March 8 1879 =tE ENTERED AT PASCAGOULA, Uta| Second class postage paid at Pascagou la. Miss . and at additional mailing of flea*. RETURN /ORM8 3579 TO: THE PET AL PAPER BOX 349 HATTIESBURG, viies P D East Editor A Publish* SUBSCRIPTIONS Sis M jr.ths . 93 M Per Yea t .. 95.00 J “ ‘ ‘ * , : i : ; i t * > « 3 5 zz f If i I II; ^_I . mmww ■■ ■ -■■■ ■ . i ■ , \ * ■ ritarrmr**'-.-*'"