in swaddling clothes, lying in even unto the end of the
And suddenly world." And He is here in
there was with the angel a our midst bringing joy and
multitude of the heavenly peace to the world except
host praising God and saying, now the terrible forces of
Glory to God in the highest evil led by the Devil, and his
and on earth peace,? good will adversaries, have plunged the
toward men. And as soon as world into war and are dethe angels were gone away stroying nations and executl'rom them into heaven, the ing and starving to death milshepherds said one to anoth- lions of people, men, women
er. Let us now go even unto and children, and even dared
Bethlehem and see this thing to make war on us, and we
wnich is come to pass, which have been compelled to spend
the Lord hath made known billions of dollars and send
unto us. And they came with millions of men and women
haste and" found Mary and to defend our land, our liber-
"There was a war in heaven.
Michael and 'his angels fought
against the dragon; and the
flragon fought" and his angels,
Tind prevailed not; neither
was there peace found any
more in heaven." "And the
out, that old
serpent, calleci the Devil and
Satan, which aeceiveth the
was cast out
into the earth l.iJ his angels
were cast oui with him-- ' Rev
8, 9". Christ said, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall
from heaven.'" (Luke 10; 18.)
Satan hated God and resolved
to destroy man, God's crowning work of creation. He suc
ceeded in causing the fall of
Adam and Eve and all humanity inherited, the fall and the
whole human race would
have been destroyed forever
if the mercy and love of God
had" not prepared a salvation.
703 years before the com
iing of Christ (Isaiah 7:14 and
7 11, 1, 2, 3) prophesied that
Christ would be born of a vir
Joseph and the babe lying in
a manger. And when they
nad seen it, they made known
abroad the saying, which was
told them concerning this
child- And all they that heard
it wondered at those things
which were told them by the
shepherds. And the shep- nertis returned glorifying and
praising God, for all the
things that they had heard
and seen as it was told unto
And this was the birth of
the child Jesus. We celebrate
the anniversary of his birth on
December 25, and call it
Christmas. We celebrate the
CHRIST the SAVIOUR
&0 in aue lime according 10 Washington was born on that
the prophecies in the- city of day, and did more than any
Bethlehem, Christ was born one else to give us Freedom
of the virgin Mary. Both from an insane, tyrant King.
Joseph and Mary knew from And we celebrate the 4th of
dire"ct communications with July because on that day LibGod that this babe was the erty was born in the United
promised Messiah, the Saviour States. But greater than the
of the World.
freedom of America or the
A short distance from this deeds of a Washington is what
city were "Shepherds watch- Christ brought to a lost and
ing their flocks, and lo, the sinful world SALVATION.
angel of the Lord came upon The most beautiful song that
them and they were sore human ears ever heard was
afraid,- and the angel said un- the one the shepherds heard.
to them, fear not, for behold 'Glory to God m the highest,
I bring you good tidings of peace on earth good will to
great joy, which shall be to ward men." He came to
all neople, for unto you is bring peace. He came to
born this day in the city of bring joy- David, a Saviour which is
Christ the Lord, and this
shall be a sign unto you, ye Christ said to his disciplesshall find the babe wrapped I "Lo, I am with you, always
ties, our democracy, our religion and our churches from
these ruthless and barbaric
destrcyefs of civilization.
We believe that Christ
breatTies upon our people a
spirit of love and kindness and
sympathy" and brings joy to
the homes oi rich and poor
throughout our land. "I have
a few dollars saved up," says
one, "and I am going to buy
each of my little girls a doll,
and each boy a train or a wagon, and Mary, what dress did
you say you wanted?
you shall have it." And Mary
said- - "John, dont forget the
widow and her children next
door, for they are very poor."
And John said, "You attend
to that, here is the money."
Is he still making toys up in
the North? Does he still drive
reindeer and does he still
come down the chimneys7
Well he ishere all right, and
who is Her He is the Spirit of
Christmas, "and brings joy to
the world. The children are
singing it in the churches, It
is the time for Christmas carols- Songs about the Saviour
and his birth. No time for
firecrackers, save them for the
4th of July. Have a good
chicken or turkey dinner, and
see that the poor about you
get something too. During
the Civil War one day there
came a lull in the battle and
the Union band played Yankee
and Southern band
played, ''Dixie" And then
somebody started a song like,
"Home Sweet Home," and
both sides, Yankees and Rebels joined in and all sang together. And now I hope that
on this Christmas day that the
armies will sing carols and
they will have a truce in honor of the Christ. And may
His spirit prevail and may we
soon have a just and righteous
"Peace on Earth and Good
Will Toward Men-H- H. HARRIS.
Smoot Creek News
THURSDAY, DEC 24, 1942
Nov. 4 : Henry H. Hurby, 27,
Fort Knox, Ky. ; Lexie Hall,
21, Jenkins, Ky.
Nov. 7 : James W. Brummett,
George Delph, 21, Dunham, 26, Viper, Ky. ; Christine En-Elizabeth Sweeney, 15, Dun gle 21, Viper, Ky.
Nov. G: Berlie Boggs, 17.
Dishmon Collins, 18, Polly, Pound, Va. ; Audrey May
May Caudill, 19, Crown.
Church, 15, Pound, Va.
Ellis Anderson, 40,
Nov. G: Stephen Back, 75,
Susie Jane Webb, 32, Roxana, Ky. ; Martha Caudell,
Cromona- 72, Eolia, Ky.
Marcus Barger, 21, Bowling-towNov. 6: Earl Everett Keen,
Ky., Cleo Bowling, 29, 32, Dry Hill, K3-.- ; Alberta BaScottsburg, Ky.
ker, Watson, Ky.
Nov. 7 : Haskel Boyd Bar- Banner Day, 26, Wise, Va.;
lowe, 29, Christopher; Mary
Pearl Maggard, 16, Eolia.
Phillip Dillon, 26, Ivel, Ky-- , Lawson, 21, Walkertown.
Jettie Coleman, 21, Brood Nov. 7 : Robert Lee Newsom,
23, Melvin, Ky. ; Nannie Can;
Bottom, KyCalvin Howard Evermon, 32, trell, 21, Pound, Va.
Nov. 7: Bradley Niece, 46,
Harlan, Hope Hensley Vaugh-aColson, Ky. ; Verna -- Thomas,
Hermon Pergin, 23, Clinch, 21, PollyKy.
Nov. 7 : Ray C. Pilkenton,
Va., Alice Davis, 17, Clinch,
(Irene Maggard and Ruby J.
Mr. and Mrs- - Kennie Adams
are the "proud parents of a
new son at their home named
21, McRoberts; Dorothy Ket- At thejiome of Mr- - and
Maggard, Sunday Miss
Clifton Adams, 20, Dunham, cher, 21, McRoberts.
Nov. 7 : Johnny Mullins, 19,
Carlene and Irene Maggard Geraldine Wyatt, 18, Dunham-WilliaE. Wyatt, 26, Dun- Sassafras; Arminta Couch, 20,
and Miss Ruby J. and George'
Ann Frazier had a nice time ham.
Nov. 7 : Bryce Mann, 23. Cov
making pop corn balls.- Ezra Smith, 21, Sergent,
of Mr. and Mrs. Eunice Fields, 18, Whitesburg- - ington; Mariorie Owens, 21,
At the home
Clarence King, 21, Sergent, Jenkins.
Nov. 9: Elmer Adkins, 24,
Ruby and! Ruby Adams, 18, Sergent
Bur-dinGeorge Ann Frazier had a Paul Kenneth Collins, 19, Jenkins ; Jane Lawson, 17,
candy party. Several were Dunham, Edith Adams, 16,
Nov. 10: Cecil Pierson, 21,
present and had a nice time. Dunham.
Ft. Blackmore; Lovely Jessee,
Franklin Hays, 49, Letcher,
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Felt-n22, Clinchport, Va.
and daughter, Joyce left Julia Caudill, 44JLetcher.
Nov. 10: Cline Webb, 22,
for Detroit last Thursday,
Kingsport, Tenn.; Lorene CarPfc. Elza Caudill who is sta- Fleming, Maurihe Wright, 18, ter, 21, Horton's Summit, Va.
tioned in Florida is home now Fleming.
Nov 12 : Hubert Odle, 24,
Jasper Holcomb, 43, Gordon, Coeburn, Va. Erankie Johnfurlough.
on .a nine-da- y
Dempsey Maggard who has Essie Bowling, 34, Cornetts-vill- son, 21, Crane's Nest, Va.
been in the army two months
Nov. 12 : Robert Hecker. 23,
St&llard Pannell, 23, Big Cleveland, Ohio; Eaye Adkins
has made Sgt- - in the U.
Corps, Cpl, Bruce Banks Store Gap, Lillian Tolbert, 21, 21, Crane's Nest, Va.
who has been stationed at Big Stone Gap.
Nov. 13: Clarence Boles, 21,
Fort Leavenworth, Kans, has William Norton, 49, Quail, Jonesville, Va. ; Audrey Louise
been transferred to Fort Cus- Ky., Lena Yonts, 38, Sergent. Dodd, 21, Jenkins, Ky.
Hassel Collins, 22, Pound,
ter, Mich. All the beet pickNov. 14: Nelson Wampler,
ers have arrived safely home Va., Reba Maggard, 23, Pound, 25, Norton, Va. ; Marie Carter,
18, Norton, Va.
Jack D. Stallard, 21, Coe- Miss Geraldine Maggard
Nov. 14 : Clyde Edwood
left for Detroit last Tuesday. burn, Va., Delia May Chaffin,
27, Kingsport, Tenn.;
Veneta Ethel Wright,
Cpl. H, C. Maggard has been 21, Coeburn21,
Junior Wagers, 18, Crown, Kingsport, Tenn,
transferred from Washington
Venia Wells, 18, Crown,
Nov. 14: James Asher, 27,
to North CarolinaEverett Adams, 41, May-kin- Rhode, Va. ; Jewell Carter, 16,
Misses "Ruby and George-an- n
Ella Roberts, 26, Flat Glamargon, Va.
Frazier spent Sunday with
Nov, 16: Crate Miller, 22,
Irene and Colene Maggard, Gap, Va.
Hazard, Ky. ; Emma Hollon,
James Mosgrove, 19,
Mr. Ballard Maggard spent
Blanche Roberts, 17, 16, Hazard, Ky.
last week with his brother,
Nov. 18 :Clay Engle, Jr., 17,
Hillard Roberts, 20, Flat Carbonglow, Ky.; Donola MulCecil and Ballard Maggard,
Irene Maggard and Ruby J. Gap, Helen Parsons, 19, Eolia- lins, 15, Carbonglow, Ky.
Nov. 18: Mason Estep, 43,
Robert Little, Jr., 24, RichFrazier had a nice time playmond, Lucille Hensley, 25, Detroit, Mich. ; Pearl Bowman,
ing snow ball recently.
24, Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Ivol Maggard is still Glomawr.
Nov. 20: Chester White, 19,
Dave H. Lewis, 39, Hyden,
working at Hamilton.
Nancy Roberts, 21, Hyden. Jackson; Florida Meade, 19,
Mr. Van Combs is in Louis
Chester Smallwood, 20, Dor- - Jackson.
ville at this writing.
Nov. 21: Blaine Williams,
Mr. Hite Maggard has been ton, Leona Yonts, 18, Neon.
Estil Leach, 21, Premium, 30, Fleming; Margaret Know-le- s.
in Louisville for a couple
Oma Gilliam, 22, Premium.
Nov. 21 : Coney Cornett, 25,
J. B. Newsome, 51, Melvia,
Hindman; Jewell Sutton, 21,
, Delia Hall, 30, Melvia.
George Collins, 66, Polly,
Nov. 21 : Curtes Hall, 27,
Martha Breeding, 66, Crown.
Dear Santa Claus:
Clarence York, 28, Scuddy, Brentley, Ky.; Matilda Sheptwo years
I am a little boy
oldI have been very good Ky., Eva Holliday, 24, Scud herd, 17,27: Thomas Ky. Brain-ar- d
all the year. I want you to
Isoldier), 23, Wise, Va. ;
Dewey Rose, 20, Kona, Eva- a big one. I
bring me a truck,
Betty Maness, 21, Harlan, Ky.
can ride. Bring me a ball and lee Carter, 16, Jackhorn.
Nov. 23 : Wintford Collins,
John W. Morris,. 58, Imbo- some fire crackers. Don t for2G, Pound, Va. ; Gladys Kiser,
get Uncle Bob and Aunt Myr- den, Va., Polly Anne Adams, 24A Rock House, Ky.
tle in Baltimore and also re- 52, Whitesburg.
Nov. 23 : Alvin Turner, 29,
Sam Pihman, 57, Roxana,
member Aunt Esma in Cin
Cumberland; Alta Jean Shepcinnati. Ohio- - Bring her Matilda Shepherd, 72, Rox- herd, 21, Cumberland.
something and remember lit ana.
Nov. 23: Lieut. Kenneth
nave Paul Smith, 19, Eolia, Bon- Back, Jeremiah; Marie Sheptle Sue and T. K.
nie Boggs, 19, Eolia.
been good too.
herd, 19, Jeremiah.
Elmo Coates, 18, Eolia.
Your little mend,
Nov. 24: Jame3 Turner, (U.
Charles Bowman Collins-Isom- , Ruth Short, 16, Mayking. S. Navy), Hazard; Mildred
Ky- Glenn Combs, 21, Kings- - Risden, 18, Lothair.
port, Tenn., Audrey Hill, 21,
Nov. 26: Bennett Sexton, 20,
Dec 17, 1942. Kmgsport.
Hardburly; Mary Belle Webb,
Jonah Fleming, 18, McRob 20, Mayking.
erts, Sarah Belle Profitt, 18,
Nov. 26: Ernest Matney,
Dear Santa Claus:
(soldier), 21, Patterson, Va.;
I am a little girl three years Jackhorn,
Robert M. Stephens, 54, Wanda Cornett, 17, Cornetts- old. I want you to bring me
al- Baltimore, Md-- , Eunice Tuck ville.
a writing desk- - One chair,
Nov. 28 : Howard Taylor, 55,
so bring me a doll and any- er, 34, Wise, VaClarence E. Spangler, 21, Polly, Ky.; Arana Bowen, 42,
thing else vou choose to bring
will please me. I. have a uncle Harveyton, Helen Rue Collins, Polly, Va.
Nov. 28: John Sutherland,
in sprvice in Liincoin, incd, 18, Blue Diamond,
Garland Gibson, (Soldier) Jr., 23, Finy, Va. ; Juanita
and a uncle over sea, don't for
t?et them. And Santa Claus, 31, Fisty, Florence Cornett, Counts, 18, Splashdam, Va.
Nov 28: Edward Duff, 24,
remember my dear 19, Sassafras.
Lawrence Joseph Boiling, Allock, Ky.; Edna "Daniel, 17,
old Grandma.. and Grandpa
something to 19, Big Laurel, Va-- , Ida Mae Happy, Ky.
Nov. 30 : Leonard Addington,
please them, so don't fprget Roberts, 14, Norton, Va.
Buford Meade, 22, Jackhorn, 22, (soldier), Southdown;
for 111 be good ana ds iuu.
Vonda Johnson, 18, Hartby, Irene Haynes, 18, Southdown.
ing for youKy-Your little" Friend,
Willie Hall, 26 (Soldier), Simian Logic
Myrtle Joseph, 19, Viper.
Linda Boone Saxon
Arnold Sexton, 21, Sackett,
Elsie Niece, 17, Isom.
A sneaker was irritated by
Andrew Jackson Fields, 38, An old Malayan monkey
the noice made bp the assembSat upon a limb,
Lothair, George Burger, 39,
lage. "Silence," he roared. "I
And contemplated bullets
want this hall to De so sun you
Speeding under him.
Nov. 3: William Rose, 22,
can hear a pin drop." There was
Long Fork, Va. ; Laura New- He studied group behavioi:
a deadly quiet for a moment;
then an irrepressible youth pip- - berry, 23, Long Fork, Va.
: James Epperson, 45, Then said, "That fellow Darwin
edup, "Let 'er drop."
Must have figured wrong;
Letcher; Mary Ellen Berchum,
Tt couldn't be our family
Man's descended from
Nov. 4: Richard T. Glenn,
23, Burdine; Avenelle Wywit An evolutionary, ape
NORTON FLORAL COMPANY 19, Burdine,.s-Wouldn't act that dumb"
h iS ''Ur s:incrc "Mi that we
may J,ave a part
making j our Christmas
full of S00d chcer
f CVei v I
Periiap. this little
message will he!n vn f
"arrays. May brighter day be the
for your sacrifices
toward makin, th
of life around you
sece it affords.
18, 1942- -
Pledge to The Flag.
Introduction of Visiting
Program: This will be our
The program will be led by
Coy Holstein, speaking on
"Why I Am A Rotarian."
Other speakers will be called upon "to speak on some
phase of ROTARY.
Let us yes we must have
1.00 per cent attendance!
LAST MEETING: Rotarian
Herman presented a program
that was worthy of our attention. Questions on Rotary.
This would be a good program
for every club to have at least
once every three months.
Funny But tragic how little
we reallydo know about our
organization which has more
than 5,000 Clubs, with a membership in excess of 205,000, in
some bO countries- Rotary is not a secret organization nor is it a religious
organizatiSn- - It assumes that
its concepts are in accord with
all religions. Rotary does not
concern itself with a Rotarian's
religion or politics, but expects him to be faithful to his
religion and loyal in his
SPECIAL: There will not
be any meeting on December
25. This "will not interfere
with our scheduled program:
The speaker for Friday, January 1st, 1943 will be Pearl
ABSENTEES: Only three
absent last meeting. "Make
up" fellows If at all possible.
VISITORS: We were delighted to have Archie Craft
with us at our last meeting,
Archie was the guest of Dr.
B. C Bach.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO
Dear Santa Claus:
I am alittle boy four years
old and as it is very near
Christmas hope you will visit
with me. Santa I have been
a real good boy. Dad and
mother says I Have been good
too- - So I will tell you what
I want you to bring me, first
a tricycle, a Soldier Suit for
I want to" be a real Soldier
sbme day. A toy bus, candy,
apples, oranges. So this is
all I want you to bring me-- I
want you to not forget all
good little boys and girls,
visit them and also
please don't forget my dear
old grandfather and grand
mother, Mr. and Mrs- - Wesley
Combs. And please don't for
get my uncle, Morgan Combs,
he is m the army m British
I must close. Good Bye
(F. J. Worrall
Dejected he came to my window sill,
Timid and thin and old ;
Every step cautious and consummate skill
Vied with hunger and cold.
Each day he grew bolder and
stronger with care
And a little more trusting,
His ration of food is always
And plenty of warm milk to
His fur is softer and thicker
And his eyes are no longer
He now has a friend and it's
needless to say
That friend feels amply
AMMERMAN MOTOR COMPANY
LOUIS AMMERMAN, Mgr.
The railroads of the country
issue and distribute some
timetables annually to
keep the traveling public informed concerning passenger