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Eveything we do today will be re flected in the mirror· that are the pages of history. Our ehame and pride alike will show there. For that reason we have a duty to future generations. Even as we provide for our children and their growth, so must we provide for their children and grandchildren. The foundation for tomorrow's history is today's future. Our people realize — more and more every day — the impending doom of what was a one-crop agricul ture-based economy. Even here in one of the richest farming areas in our country, more and more people leave the farms in seek of work in the towns ahd cities which surround us. As those people leave us, they take with them whatever income they have, and the whole community is that much poorer. The answer to that problem is ob viouS: Provide jobs. And jobs on a mask scale in our modern society means industry. The very word, "industry", carries with it the image of technology, knowledge — education. > And education is an area in which we are painfully lacking. The words qf Hubert G. Gibson, principal of the Loris High School and head of the i^dult Education Center there, "The future of Loris as an adult education center for this area of the state," giveb us great hope. The start is small, 55 students. But that is more than was expected for the first year. And that, too, gives us Hope. j We take that as a symbol to the awakening of the rural folk in this 'area, to the problems which confront them. The adult students who are driving for high school diplomas were expected. The others, the ones taking courses simply to increas their know ledge, are a "bonusw — they are the ones who add the zest and life to knowledge. Both groups are to be congratulated for their far-sighted ness. The South in general is emerging as an industrial giant, whose potential will not be realized for years to come, but the prospect thrlls even the causal observer. Our area is suited to light industry. We have the land on which factories can be built. We have the people to man the machines. Our people and people like them throughout the South are the hope of the nation's industry. Here industry is not bled by govern ment as it is in the North. Here the labor unions have not sunk in their tallons so industry is forced to play the games the labor leaders call. Here industry still has the freedom to grow and to prosper as it chooses. That is a part of the proud heritage of the South. And, that growth and prosperity is ours, if we but persevere. We must guard that freedom to grow, nurse it and nourish it. We must support the educational programs in the area and see to it that they are the very best we can get. We must not allow the strangling, tenticles of the labor unions to encircle us and choke off our growth. These things are just a part of the duty we owe to future generations. So far things look good. The indus try in Loris and Tabor City reports our people are willing and able work ers who reach production quickly and learn their jobs thoroughly. Happy industry attracts industry which is not so happy with its lot in other parts of the country. > Let's keep it that way. / ·. Lett We Forget — And Ignore: The preparations for another C.hrietmas season are all around us. The bright lights, the festive decora tions and the hustle of the people in the fever of last minute gift-buying are all a part of the warmth of the happiest time of the year. But, as the tempo picks up, let us reflect for a moment on the history of this celebration. It is a birthday. The Prince of Peace »prophet, leader, Savior, our carefully preserv ed history tells us, was born in a manger so that man might be saved from his weak, sinful failings. Many things of Christmas — home made toys and gifte, candlelighted trees gay with strings of popcorn and paper ornaments — have become things of the past. We live in an era of vast material abundance. But the weight of that abundance can bury our spiritual wealth. Γ" Charity,' faith, kindliness, courageT* strength in the face of adversity — these are among the qualities for which Christmas in its magnificent symbolism, stands. These, however, are qualities which are far too rare in a world torn with jealousies and troubles and marred with cynicism and selfishness. But, in the midst of all this, take a moment to recall the meaning of Christmas. "Peace on earth, good will toward men." These magnificent old words wil Ibe spoken once more, and the great old music will sound, and a centuries old birthday story will be told. .ι We have not realized the hope for peace on earth, but each of us — at Christmas — should resolve to do whatever he can to make it come true. Ray's RambLiris -- by ray wicker "SunliRhtinp" "Moonlighting," a word coined to describe workers holding down two jobs, seems to be giving away to a new term — "Sunlighting" — at least, that seems to be the story in our nation's capital. With the Bobby Baker sex. sin, and spending scandals dominating the nation's headlines, a little bit of spice seems to have gotton buried in the nation's news media. The question Washington ians and the General Ac counting Office was recently asking around the Capital was: What's eating our post men? If you don't get your mail in Afghanistan these days, the Afghan post office ex plains. it is because the leop ards have been eating the postmen. But when you don't gel your mail in Washington, it maybe that your postman got detained by a yellow cab. He may be "sunlighting." — ..-.ffiie·. word "sunlighting" ™*camc into being after th^ General Accounting Offh-e discovered that 57 Post Of fice Employees who were supposed to be at work for the Government were out driving taxicabs instead. By having friends punch time clocks for them, butter ing up to their supervisors, or just taking a chance their absences wouldn't be notic ed, these men were able to coilect pay for two jobs, at the same hours. The Afghanistan Post Of fice Department faccs th»: problem of dealing with leop ards which can be hunter and shot. We might suggest that the U. S. Post Office organize a large-scale "good-off" hunt. And if shooting this pest seems tot) drastic, we might suggest that they be turned out into the pastures of the asphalt jungle to drive cabs to their heart's content. Turkey Hunt Governor Terry Sanforg talked turkey last week. He asked Tar Heel farmers to help him find the fattest and fanciest turkey in North Carolina. Now our distinguished Governor is not seeking a bird to don the Christmas table at the Governor's Man sion as some might suppose, He is seeking heavyweight champion turkey to strut North Carolina's colors at the National Turkey Show in Louisville, Kentucky Janu ary 6-10. i — ~ He said the rules for the turkey contest are simple: The turkey may be of any breed, sex or age. The one restriction is con sidering weight, the Govern or noted, is that contest of ficials will not countenance feeding turkeys buckshot. Horry Road Paving Contracts Are Left Almost twelve miles of state secondary system roads in Horry County will be con structed and paved under a contract awarded Robert E. Lee & Company. Manning, on the basis of the lowest sub mitted bid, $152,506. Five firms submitted bids ranging up to $177,536. Roads 141, 545. 563, 568, 180, 266 and 570, or portions, total ing 11.7 miles are included for construction and bituminous surfacing. ■ Carter's Column ■ '« CHRISTMAS: "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed . . . And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city." Thus, begins the Christmas Story, according to St. Luke. The whole world was in bondage. All of the world was to be taxed to fill the treasury of a despot. He did not send his centurions to collect the taxes. He arrogantly ordered the taxpayer to go into his own city and pay. It is true that there were no disorders in the world. There ^ was unrest, to be sure. But no disorders. For Caesar Augustus w had perfected the police state. Dissidents were executed, or im pressed as slave laborers. Those who gave up their freedoms without protest received largess from the public treasury. Caesar Augustus had also legalized plunder. He took from some persons what belonged to them and gave it to other persons to whom it did not belong. And he kept the biggest share for himself. Then it was that the angel of the Lord appeared and said unto them: "Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is bom this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the % Lord." And when He was grown to adulthood, this man of Galilee said to His exploited countrymen: Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God -the things that are God's. He showed them that their salvation lay in service to their God, and not in servitude to their state. He showed them that resistance to the promises and persuasione and bestialities of despots requires, sometimes, the ultimate sacrifice. And those who followed His teachings persuaded their ^ fellow-countrymen that: "Wherefore thou art no more a serv ant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God . . Then, men ceased giving up their freedom for pottage. A great many died, that others might walk upright in dignity. Across the centuries other would-be Caesars have en slaved nations and societies which forgot the meaning of Christmas. Some dictators have employed their own centurions to enslave. Some have hired informers with pieces of silver. More often than not, ambitious Caesars have had only to pro;n- — ise something for nothing: largess from the public treasury. " It is so this Christmas, too. False prophets seek to trick free men into slavery to government—to make them servants of a system rather than sons of God. The Apostle Paul foresaw this eternal assault on free men. His words to the Galatians stand as the lesson of Christmas for this and every future year of our Lord: "Stand fast therelore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free and not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage." . . + Moments Of Meditation ·/· Keeping Christmas Christian At Christmas w.e celebrate the birthday of Jesus, the Christ. Some people think of Christmas as merely another holiday. To others, Christmas means the exchanging of gifts. Some people are more concerned about Santa Claus than about the Christ who came that we might have life. We should do our best to set Μ personal example of mak ing Christmas a Christian observance. Jesus, the Christ, has been pushed to the side until He is not the vivid living ex ample to each of us which He came into the world to be. By Carlton F.Hirschi, pastor. St. Paul Meth odist Church Sunday Sermon Topics: 11 a. m.—Cantata — "The Manger King"—by the choir 7 p. m. — "The Light Ot The World." Christain Science r The virgin birth of Christ Jesus will be explained in this Sunday's Bible Lesson at all Christian Science churches. Readings from the Bible will Include the angel's message to Mary: "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, And the pow er of the Highest shall over shadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be burn of thee shall be called the Son Of Ood" (Luke 1:35). From the Christian Science textbook, these lines will be "The Illumination of ι spiritual aenae put to materia] law and its generation. and ι Her child by the of Truth, demon Ml as the Father of men" (Sei Mice and Health with Key lo the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 29). The Lesson - Sermon is en titled: "Is the Ijnlverse, In cluding Man. Evolved by A tomic Force?" X-ray Survey Finds Four New TB Cases A recent X-ray survey by the Hofry County Tuberctilo eia Association discovered four new cases of TB. The association said 2,574 person· were X-rayed In the county. Besides the four new TB cases, 14 persons had card· iac pathology and seven oth ers chest pathology, the asso ciation reported. Santa Letters Myrtle Beach Dear Santa. I have been a good girl. Please bring me a pair of Super Skates, a coloring book and a yoyo. My brother wants the same things I do. Merry Christmas! Love. Cynthia and David Coats Dear Santa. I've tried to be a nice girl *o I can get what I want for Christmas. Here is what I want: a record player with records, a basketball and goal set and some clothes. David and Clayton want a big gun and wagon. Mama and Daddy have been good to us so I wish they will get something pretty. Daddy wants a new Plymouth. Yours Truly, Sandra, Clayton and David Grainger Nothing is really work un less you would rather be doing *umething else. »James M. Qarrie " YOUR FRIEND FOR UFE β. Garland Fowler Marriage? Children? College? Retirement? These ere •vents that requiro special ized financial counsel for wise decisions. 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