High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Dec 23 1973, Page 74

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 23, 1973, High Point, North Carolina He High Point Enterprise sunday december 23,1073 they celebrate Holiday season n a Lighthouse by Zoran Beukovic Copley news service Eastbourne. England Christmas is the time when All Good englishmen get Down to the serious business of consuming vast quantities of food tables groan under the weight of Turkey trifle chrismas cakes and puddings. Silver gleams Trees glitter wrapping paper lies scattered around and with a bit of Luck a cheery fire blazes away in the grate. However in one Little Corner of Sussex in the town of Eastbourne. Two gentlemen Are Busy stuffing cakes and Turkey mince pies and puddings into Large Haversack. For the past forty years at Christmas time. Arthur Hun Noisett has donned his Wellington boots placed his eap firmly Over hts brow and puffing methodically away on his pipe led a party of Well wishers out to the local Lighthouse. Laden with food and presents they hike Over rocks and Beach to Beachy head Lighthouse which lies offshore in the English Channel. Rough seas Are frequent and food is often dropped by helicopter when a boat can t be launched the three men who Man the Lighthouse work in eight week shifts at a time for them Christmas Day would just be another lonely Twenty four hours were it not for Arthur and his Helper Eddie who started on these trips As a ten year old boy and that was Twenty years ago. Months before Christmas they do the rounds collecting food and pledges from different shops donations from the fishermen s club gifts from local people this one bakes a pie that one will make a cake charts of the weather and tide Are consulted and decisions Are made As to the time of the walk. The Lighthouse is Only accessible when a Long tide carries the sea out and for a few Brief hours Abandons the six foot thick Granite Tower this particular year there is a Twenty three foot tide on Christmas eve. So the time is set. At 5 30 Christmas morning a strange and Motley group gathers in the pitch Lack on top of the Cliffs Only one remembered a Torch shivering swaddled shapes All there for different reasons. A Sailor on leave who wishes to pay his respects to the men who guard his life an egyptian doctor studying the crazy English a housewife. With a generous heart a and a husband asleep in his warm bed a a father and his son. And a citizen from the Tow n who feel that it s his duty to thank the Lighthouse keepers. Then there s sixty two year old Arthur and assistant Eddie and us a one Chilly photographer and one Blear eyed writer feeling anything but Jovial. With the Twenty three foot tide there is time for a comfortable two mile hike there a Brief visit then a brisk jog Back. Down we slither Over the Slippery Chalky path it has t All been used up on school blackboards falling against each other in the dark until we reach the Beach. Muttered comments of a i must have been and the Odd curse mingle w Ith the sounds of boots trudging Over the pebbles around the Headland we went picking a path where ground is firm. Avoiding the pools of water the last fifteen minutes is the hardest panting and puffing we climb Over jumped piles of Slippery i a week strewn Rock crunching underfoot the masses of mussels and clams. One slip Means a Boot Ful of water or a wet Christmas pud Ding. Daylight is breaking and above us looms the Lighthouse and three Little waving figures. Smiles begin to crack our grim Acarlet faces. Crys of merry Christmas. Pant. Pant. Waft on the wind As we straggle Over the last few treacherous rocks. Three thousand tons of Granite stands silhouetted against the Grey Dawn. A like a cuppa a a we climb the Iron rungs up to the front door and gaze in dismay at the narrow Steps spiralling up into the gloom. One Hundred and forty nine Steps later a perspiring Heap of humanity tumbles into a Small room and collapses. However three politely expectant faces soon Jolt us into action. Out comes the Turkey pies canned goods and cigarettes All of which Are ceremoniously stacked in a Corner. A your wife bake the cake again eddie0�?� a yeah but i think i be smashed the Small shopkeepers have been generous As always yet the supermarkets have contributed nothing the air is festive and sudden camaraderie exists Between us jokes ancient and modern Are cracking Back and Forth. We All laugh anyway. Time has passed we be posed in Masse for souvenir snapshots. The non swimmers in the group Are beginning to Edge towards the door after All there s no Point in taking risks. Gazing through the slotted windows one can see the churning mass of water coming closer. The tide is on the turn and we must make our return journey soon. A great Deal of hand shaking and Back slapping ensues. Farewells Are shouted out thanks and messages Are sent to people in town last year the mayor himself and his wife made this journey Back we clamber Over the seaweed and rocks and pebbles and onto the Beach. Along the Beach we March and up the treacherous Slippery Chalk path to the top of the Cliffs. Daylight and lightened bags Speed the journey the air is fresh and the predawn Shivers have gone blood pulses strongly in our veins and it feels Good to be alive with his pipe still clenched firmly Between his Teeth Arthur diffs his hat and thanks us All for coming along tired and aching from this uncommon exercise we All sheepishly Grin Back. Nobody seems to want to be the first to leave. A nah Well Quot says Arthur swinging off with his stick in hand. A see you Ali next year merry miss Woodell engaged Greensboro mrs. William t. Woodell of 3219 Oberlin or. Announces the engagement of her daughter Billie sue. To Woody Michael Hicks son of or. And mrs. Paul w. Hicks of it. 3, Trinity. The couple will be wed on feb. 3 at Welch memorial United methodist Church. The Bride elect is a graduate of Walter Hines Page senior High school and is employed by budget rent a car at the regional Airport. She also is the daughter of the late or. Woodell. The bridegroom elect is a graduate of Trinity senior High school Trinity and is employed at Valley Transfer. High Point. V a a i a a a Vuncannon Barbry pair sets january vows Jamestown or. And mrs. John w. Vuncannon of route i announce the engagement of their daughter Susan Christine to James f. Barbry jr., son of the senior or. And mrs. Barbry of 2114 Eastchester dr., High Point. The couple is planning a late january wedding miss Vuncannon graduated in 1973 from Ragsdale High school and is employed at North state Telephone co. Or. Barbry graduated in 1971 from Ragsdale High school and is serving in the . Navy on the .s. Independence. Seasons oms i from All the folks a Calico Toffi 520ksprln67j. Wnst0m-6w.eh i a selected seconds freest pc motor fab is i a Baa. Christmas greetings a dashing Good time to folks everywhere. We re grateful for the favors shown us. Dennis office Supply 840 South main Street the braided Rug Story by a. Leon Capel the first rugs used by the Early settlers to cover the crocks in their log Cabins were Bear and Deer skins. But then of now the women wanted to brighten up their Homes. So they began to Plait strips of coloured cloth of anything on hand to Toke the Ploce of the skins. Thus the first Rug or. Copes started manufacturing braided rugs in 1917. We now offer the largest selection of braided rugs from Wool cloth soft Chenille Nylon and Mon other fibres. There Ore Over 70 color combinations. Copelos International division now offers a Complete line of area rugs both modern and Early american. Finland. Hollond Scotland. Portugal Greece England and Japan Ore represented you Ore cordially invited to visit our outlet store in Troy and shop our Large selection. Remember Capel products Ore guaranteed. Our gift to you our gift to you Mie foam padding with the Pur chose of o 6x9 Rug and up i approx. 9x12 s29.95 cum cd we Ore having o sole on Oil our straight Stock plus your free pad so now is the time to come in ond choose from our Mony colors and patterns above Are shapes we will Moke your rugs or ony special size including Woll to Wall. $ i i $ amp a pc % Terri from Page 21 Scott Allen the Bride s brother Jeff Hege. A. E. Chase Iii Earl Beeson Steve Burton. A graduate of Thomasville High school the Bride attended Greensboro College. She is employed at Pilot life insurance co. The bridegroom is a graduate of East Davidson High school and is a senior at . State University majoring in electrical engineering the couple will reside in Raleigh. A cake cutting was hosted by the Bride elect s parents at Pilot life country club following the rehearsal on Friday. The couple will reside in Raleigh. All last minute wiglets a Huy any u Inlet it regular Price anti Purchase a like Piglet far Only extra. Is imports a american braids 12 by 69 color Cor Quot but of Tom a american area rugs 6 so Al a 39 color Cowbit Saitom a Early american accessories a chair seats imported braids 3 by a 16 color Cor Quot Bra Noih a imported a a rugs 9 Stylet 40 color a antique furniture Stair treads close outs and discontinued patterns 30� 40�?� off Mill outlet store n r n in Troy open every Day except sunday Tri. 576-3211 10-12 aaa 2-5 pm 4, Westchester mall 12-23e3 Zales a fwd lifts our people make i s number be Westchester mall phone 883-1640 open daily to a.m.-9 . Give Bulova for a wonderful christmastime. Acari Ron a ladies acc tron sport watch $150. B. Menus acc tron Day Date $200. Bulova c. Ladies Bracelet watch 17 jewels $100. D. Men s Day Date 17 jewels $90. Elegant gift wrap at no extra charge. Layaway now for Christmas. Six convenient ways to buy e12-23-3 Zaies revolving charge aies custom charge a Banka Encard a master charge a american express a layaway open mondays 6 30-6 30 Scab Hankamer Icahn a x one hour Mumm Quot cart pills the most in cleaning open mondays 6 30-6 30 cd Baniameri Cajio big savings same prices As in 1950 Coupon Good through Friday All cleaning with Coupon. 5 shirts on hangers or folded. Blouses not included. 1.25 we give your jeans a super Quot new Quot look Good Only at one hour Martini King bring this Coupon with clothing and receive off All cleaning on mon., wed., thurs., Fri. December 24,26,27 amp 28 offer Good with Coupon Only Cut and save Money help save the environment return usable coat hangers. Open monday thru saturday 6 30 to 6 30 2351 English re. Betide Anderson drug 3 locations Fairfield Plaza 2406 n. Main St. Betide vanity drive in open monday thru saturday 6 30 to 6 30 a

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