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* Edition 1945 THE ONSLOW COUNTY o no \2 7 l,x, V t r • » i r-' j UW'S Section Two PRICE: 5c PER COPY $2.00 PER YEAH Stars Shin 0 Bright At Christ ma 3 DEANNA IH'RBIN . . . Pop! Goes the popcorn streamer . . . It IT A lUAYYVOKTil . . . llolly is her holiday folly . . . By ADELAIDE KERR AP Newsfeatures Writer 40 Stars of stage, screen, radio and opera have planned gay gifts and celebrations with a novel slant for the first peaceful Christmas in five years. When actress Cornelia Otis Skin ner, now starring in an NBC show, serves Christmas eggnogs to ihe John Mason Browns, she says she will serve the first one in an anti que drinking glass in which Murk Twain and Joseph .Jefferson used to toast each other once a year. . . . Greer Garson plans to center her Christmas dinner table with a big red cardboard chimney top ped with little gifts, each attached to a red satin ribbon which trails to a guest's place. . . . The guests at Luci'le Ball's Christmas dinner will their plaeecards tied to the backs of their chairs with a holly spiked green satin bow. . . . Smor gasbord. much like her Swedish parents used to serve back in Minnesota, will be the piece de resistance of radio actress Alice Frost's Christmas Eve midnight •>cr. len Jepson, songstress, will ^ her Christmas party in honor ™ .er small son. presenting her ^uung guests with big bright cornu copias stuffed with popcorn, candy and small gifts. . . . Lizabeth Scott has given some thought to the Hollywood girls who live alone, and invited the same nine who shared her Thanksgiving turkey to a Christmas afternoon tree and gift party. . . . Kate Smith lias be gun to bake dozens of cookies, cut in the shape of Christmas tree and dusted with multicolored candies, destined to be brightly boxed and added to her regular Yuletide gifts as holiday flavoring. Little Margaret O'Brien of the movies is also at work on holiday preparations, making little net katl: smith . . . She knows her cookies. . . . bags to be filled with candy and nuts, and later to be given as gift greetings to her family's Yuletide callers. . . . Deanna Durbin plans to trim her Christmas tree as grandmother used tu do—with strings of old fasK'oed popcorn, cranberries and big rec. apples. . . . Anne Elstner, radio actress, will make her annual visit to the vil i !a.m* school in her homo town - f ; St:Mek. N. Y.. and present each i child with a gift book. . . . Rita ' Ilayworth likes '.o make her own holly wreath:-.. i When it comes in gifts and : greetings. many of the stars favor 1 those with a musical slant. . . . Ruth VVeb^. sirgin'i corned enne of "n the Town." is giving Hetty Conulen, who wrote the show. t ] musical typewriter that nlays \unes when cr.ttiin combine.! inn of keys struck. . . . For friends who are Caruso fans, songstress "Pose liamoton has collected a number • of the famous tenor's ver'ordings and assembled them in albums - f five. . . . He:'en Traubel, vVa.;ner : ain soprano, plans lo surprise a couple of friends with musical alarm clocks which play "Oh how I hate to get no in the morning!" Kathrvn Duffy, producer of night club shows, is presenting her ' small daughter with a record play er and 20 sides of music by Amer ican composers. From her IJSO Umr in the Far East, movie actress Jinx Fa'ken bers- brought back lots of Chinese silver filigree ornaments which she will use as gifts. . . . Fane Powell, singing actress, is going to gladden the hearts of her young school chums back in Oregon with leath er autograph books, already bear ing famous movie signatures. . . . Scarfs splashed with bright sequin monograms arc going to a lot of friends of Louise Fifth, star of a CHS show. . . . Barbara Stanwyck says she is shopping for a four passenger plane for husband Ro bert Taylor. . . Gracie Allen, whose daughter Sandra loves to draw maps, is giving the youngster a set of mechanical pencils with bright leads. . . . Chanteuse Hil deffarde is going to present n lot of her friends with the same kind of big bright 'kerchiefs that she carries herself. ristma# svv Out nig,5 of Joy 'HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING' Once raoro we assemble in happy reunion to celebrato the ago-old tradition of Christ mas. Short though the days, long though the nights, the glowing background of Christ mas makes all hearts light. Recalling now the happy relationships of 1945 we wish you the choicest blessings this holy season can bestow. $ J. L. GOODMAN J Television Teriffic In Post-War Plans, Exhibitions Disclose 0 Princeton. X. .1.— (/P)—Black and white television start lingly realistic: pictures in color that even were given the effect of three dimensions, along with most of the latest technical advances in radio pictures were shown this aft ernoon in t!< 1 laboratory of the Ra dio Coroporalion of America. It was the first public demon sta tion since the war of the progres made in color television. It was said that everything new shown to day in black and white images should be available in receivers for the home within six months. The black and while pictures came from the National Broadcast ing company station WNBT, New York, a distance of 50 miles. The color was originated in the labora tories and sent two miles or so ov er a radio channel higher in fre quency than heretofore used. In presenting color scenes of live talent, the show being in two sec tions. one straight color and the other third dimension, the engin eers declared it to be a laboratory leport of progress, and should not be considered "the finished prod uct." They estimated that five years at least would be required before all fundamental problems could be worked out. The color was produced by the use of a motor-driven mask con taining red, green and blue filters fitted into a drum. The drum re volved before the receiving tube in step with a similar device in the ea mera. The third dimension effect was obtained by the use of polarized filters in camera and receiver, with the viewers required to use polar oid glasses. This is similar to the method used in motion pictures to get the same results. # There are about 3,000,000 miles of rural roads in the United States. Proposed O'.hf-f Banks Highway Experiment, Will Open Fascinating Area r.y BU T • \U1*• G&Tbe r«!" •' to (' N'orlh C'ariiHp • is . .. ,. ■> hu;l i •.! ).<, the ()utoi M.i. i - .< d! jianby b a "< our,I ry" n»;j n>1ari:l1 hi.< ;i\. but if I ho first o- h i : if i:l art' siic GC S > f 5! ]. il TIT?,:, r',' i ly will lie ex tender! riawsi ;o Hat if r::s. F.w ntu ally il may moan a nir dern im proved highway 1:> !he otion. That moans 1ho Ranker^ will have to bus- auto I icons-a plates, srd unchm'. ,i iy iho o will be more irafi'ic frmn (vm<"-s "n" .-mors Some o! i ham likely will ho aoeed ers. and so .! eo > a',' ird ! And. :r course, a justice of vhe por.ee. After that. f'uxton or Hat terns or Avon i - 'iio fin i -iself needing a ealaboo:-11. . and so on and o:i until .he highway will have brought. 350 year- " ' a:l In.' worthwhile : u: re men I eivili/.a:ion i 1i,o Banks. No-t (hat the Hankers don't waul th.o road. They have \ aa'od one a long time, and in 'ha pas: few years have clamored for its so w>ci j'erously thai reeen'd> iho highway chairman himself visaed l' .' area, saw ire need, heard the ieMimmiy. and launched tin- en--mile •\',;ari umnt 1 ri;i:, old Whalebone loading down to Ore yon Inlet. uu'sic.ors '.viic, g- to ny ti might love isol lion. but thi? E ers themselves don't love it. g» l no pecuniarv profit j'r r Most of the " 1 s not '.vol .1 the-r appe jcni i k<-V Y.> aj awav villi the placidity which i> niie the err f charnv of ihe Banks. Never \ Heal Tlond There neve;- - • . bee" a real man-made roao down the Ranks, not since Sir Walter Raleigh's tra gic fleet beat i s way up the coast and entered the inlet which led to mystery, romance and oblivion. In the prosperous 20's an 'H'.-vVo governor la"heli • . ;i great Jiigh way urogram which <\ as destined to lift North Caro!in:i Mit the mud. Thousand.; of miles of hall ways were built 10 -eilaim what tiie governor dramatically called the "Ios! provinces." but probably the Banks never heard of the bond issue nor of the trasnportation rev olution brewing over "the coun try." One rord did come to the Banks. About a year or so ago the Navy built a lit:le one-way stretch of concrete on Oeracoke Island, where Blackboard was slain, but it hardly counts. It is a road le..fl ing from nothing to nowht v. and its chief fruit, so far as eivilirur are concerned, was to introduce a couple of bicycles to the island. If the experiment at the Whale bone withstands high! ides and drifting sand, or can even be rea sonably maintained against their depredations, then it is planned to extend the sand-and-a.-phalt sur face down the sandbank to servo such anc.ent and solid communi ties as Rodanthe, Waves. Avon, Frisco. Salvo, Buxton and Halter as. At present traffic down the 50 mile beach proceeds at low tide along the beach (""the wash"), or in the sandy ruts locally known as the ''the Inside." No mailer which route you elect, you always wish you had chosen the other one, though experienced sand drivers gel along fairly well. The Inside is a highway b\ cus tom and usage only. It has no leg al right of way. no maintenance, and the route partly varies accord ing to the sand drifts, the sound tide, or the whims of the lirst fer ry load of drivers across Oregon Inlet who manufacture the day's first tire marks. Serves 3.000 Persons i no nypoineucai roact win serve a territory embracing some 3,000 to 4,000 villagers. There are no farm nor rural folks on the Hanks, ancl haven't been since they were settled in the 17th century All the inhabitants live in closely knit communities, and iney have deep seated and naturally strong greg arious habits. Nevertheless, for some three centuries those sizeable communi ties of ciiy-folk <lhe largest ves tige oir community or civic- organ ization. There is not, in those many villages, a mayor, a police of ficer, a jail, a magistrate, or a lire truck. There is no health officer, councilman nor garbage collector. Completely ign'Orant of :he good things they are missing. t:ic lad ies of the Banks have no Parent Teacher Association, brid.e clubs, social workers, nor DAK chapters. The men greet you with inquis t.ve but tinhostile glance.; and they ;■ re a friendly group, but tin y have never d'seovercd tin? advantages of lio.tary Club, a labor union, a welfare otfice, or a chamber of r ommercc. This singular deficiency does . not spring from distrust of main- e i ' i at i iii a i! hou! :;o p.'sUi'l*;i1 on. They sprang from w " ovi "p'pcl an.'l civ:c-ri 'don 0 ' ins. Tlje Odens descended from a !■»•• v':■<• r'.rM'lcf! ashore in a •pork bvrol. a;.d !i • war. from gov ci .m :• cor <<■ 'Ms Scandinavia. T •• TiI lot s and Midgets and Kthe n es i't'iibitiablv English. '!' e i ■ i• •: W a h a b was a sh'ipwreck \rab it h t he euphonious name q! Aha!) Wahab. and most of (he siM-t'ariny nationalities have 1 1 hoir seed upon the Banks. Xeverlneloss the Banks have no racial nor nationalistic groups, nor even consciousm ss of them. I' is ; i ...>s a more coincidence (hat a highway they likewise 1 iepnty sher:its. dog catchers. • w:. I aw vers are kno.vn onl by repu-lniion. and there 'ire • • i n: . den' .->1 s >r c'niroprac >. : Tin re is not a drug store, a n>'K : naU n: i ( ven a neon sign S'rn-ri Manteo *o Beaufort. ! really happened that, when a v. • in.' doctoi quizzed a Banker about having r,o lawyers, no doc •'•. s. and no professional men at a!' ,i was answered uon-halant ly. iiial ther.1' .a-; no litigation, no fi -< •"pneu-ii nia ( ur< ' and 3o <• 1 liquids could not cure, finally the quiz/ei 'o' the admission that a l :an had died, and recently. ' I hen t!i• ■ docf'M- said. '■ -I. ■■ !y ytiuMI i.d.iui thai a doctor c(m■''1 have heip< .1 t!i -i tyu i." ''A, H. J rn : o" so snr - we reallv net d ;d a doctor ihen. Old Jake, he wa- )4 years oh., he fell olTn a b.o1 1. and we ain't found his body yet!" i Rockefeller Choristers Bring Small Town Touch To New York City SIDEWALK SERENA PI!—Beneath the Prometheus fountain in New York's Rockefeller Plaza, the Choristers, all employed in Rockefeller Center, give a concert of carols. DAM'S SMASH CHINA & \ Danish custom I ho break ing of china and crockery on New Year's Day against the d rs of friends' houses. The family who has the largest pile of smashed crock cry be!ore its door is the lxist loved. for this custom. Danes hoard ;ili their broken crockery throughout the year, points out Walter J. Letts, of Worlf] Travels, a travel agency. SANTA FILLS MEXICAN SHOES Mexican children put shoes in the window instead of hanging up stockings and linri them filled with Lifts in the morning. The main Christmas meal in Mexico may feature hot tamales. # New York—MP)—At Christmas, as at no other time of the year, bustling Rockefeller Center strives to fulfill the boast that it is an overgrown but neighborly village surrounded by Manhattan. Just as they ring through count less small American town squares, carols echo up from the cement valley between the Center's tower ing grey office buildings. The 150 red and blue-robed Rockefeller Center Choristers sing, and thousands—late shoppers, tour ists. servicemen and weary work ers fleeing homeward from their desks—stop quietly to listen. This year, as in the past six, they will give two after-work candlelight Christmas concerts at the foot of a giant spruce in the Plaza, familiar to sightseers and movie-goers as the sunken ice skating rink. Millions will hear them on a nation-wide broadcast. Even in a city of oddities, the Choristers are unique. They are stenographers and office boys and physicians and executives, all handpicked from the 30,000 who work in the Center's 14 buildings. They rehearse scrupulously each week of the year although their performances, except for special occasions such as V-E Day or the visits of dignitaries, come on'y on Easter, Flag Day and Christmas. When a member ceases to work in the Center, he must resign from the chorus. Energetic John R. Jones, former collaborator in Cor nell University's state music pro gi im and USO musical advisor, is the director. 'k Stealing o\cr the countryside is the blessed peace! ulness "I Christmastime. The very air seems charged with it. Even the birds- what lew remain-- appear to share in the general rci- .icing that has conic over the world. We earnestly hope that this Christmas sea son oi 194? will bestow unusual blessings upon you and your* . . . that ii will bring to your h >rnc the soit glow that even Christmas tree lights cannot bequeath- the lull jov of Christmas seasons long past but forever remembered. May such a Christmas be yours!