The Badin bulletin. online resource (None) 1918-1920, December 01, 1918, Image 6
BADIN BULLETIN energetic man, and it is my full desire to return for another position after I have finished the position I have. I "ill not be skilled in the mechanical line I was before, as I have been in France knocking off Boches for eight months, ^nd in the United States Army Service for fourteen months, and naturally I Would not use a hand hammer as good as a rifle; and I get great pleasure doing same. When I return for work, I can take training under Mr. Hunnicutt and Mr. Dickson, the new heads, same as ^ did in Uncle Sam’s army. I really like the army for one reason, that is: I am in a Yank Regiment, from Pittsburg, Pa., which likes swat ting Germans daily. Yours truly WALTER' F, Curran (Our readers will be interested to learn that the writer of the letter given above is the same W'alter Curran whose poem, “A Soldier’s Thought in France,’ Was printed in the October Bulletin. 'Ve are sure that Mr. Dickson and Mr. Hunnicutt will be glad to have Walter Curran back again with the Machine Shop Force.) What Shall We Give Them? Dear God, what shall we give them as they come— ®ur blind, our crippled—men with faces marred. Or aged by anguish, their young spirit scarred— Our soldier boys, come home? How may we show our reverence, or pride ^or all they dared, for courage clean and whole f mind and body and resistless soul These boys who have not died; ^et who may feel, perchance, that Death so fleet, Compared with lagging life thus twisted, drained youth’s bright eagerness, life marred and stained— hat Death were passing sweet? ^or they who die for Freedom still shall - live ^ every heart that loved them, young and fair! *^t these, the living, wounded over there— To these what may we give? ^°t gifts—such gifts as men give to the g Weak— Work that lifts the spirit, flicks the will. Awakes to vital thought, to hopes that thrill— Such work as whole men seek! Not pity—never that!—nor coward tears. But re-creating friendship, healing, gay. And gratitude not only' for today But thru the coming years! And down those years the balm of mem ory. So when we meet some cripple, withered, gray. Some poor old soldier who yet in his day Did fight for liberty. We see not shabby garments, surly glance. But thru the veiling flesh the gallant boy Who touched the great adventure—knew its joy. And gave his youth to France! Elizabeth Newport Hepburn, in New York Times. The Colored Fair The Community Fair in the Colored Village was a great success. The ex hibits included many specimens of fancy work, plain needlework, quilting, domestic canning, cakes, and also an interesting exhibit of the pupils’ work in the colored school. The judges were Mrs. Thorpe, Miss Powlass, and Miss Sullivan. A large party from the white town visited the Fair during the evening, and were enthusiastic about the number and quality of the specimens exhibited. A good program of piano music and singing was given during the evening. Mr. Thorpe was present, and spoke words of praise and encouragement to the colored people of Badin, urging them to buy ?ind own their homes, which they can easily do on the plan now being opened to the people, both white and colored, for the first time. Altogether, the Fair was - a most creditable exhibition of what the people of the colored village can accomplish. The Bulletin will publish in its next issue the list of the prizewinners. Another Letter of Appreciation Emergency Hospital Badin, N. C. This is Sunday. I am convalescent, after being sick for four days with the «flu” During that time, I have re ceived the very best attention and utmost consideration at the hands of faithful nurses. Words are inadequate for me to express my deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks for the many kind nesses tendered me. When I speak thus, I feel quite sure that I voice the sentiments of everyone who came under the care of the Hospital. May there not be the least vestige of prejudice against the hospital in the future, should occasion demand its re-opening! A great deal of loyalty and heroism has been written on the pages of his tory during the past four years. I do not believe that a greater loyalty or a higher and nobler type of heroism were ever displayed on a battlefield than by the noble-spirited women who so valiantly served the victims of flu at the emer gency hospital. I wish to mention by name the ones who attended me. They were as follows: Miss Cauble, Miss Bell, Miss Ingle, Mrs. Thompson, Miss Schiffman, Miss Ivey, and the two Red Cross nurses. Miss Dimon and Mrs. Johnson. J. E. Houser November Births Our community nurse. Miss Ingle, has kindly furnished the Bulletin with the following list of births, which occurred during November: To Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cutcheon, Maple Street, a son, “J. W., Jr.” To Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Waller, Wil low Street, a seven-pound girl, Novem ber 22. To Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Johnson, a seven and a half pound girl, November 24. To Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clark, Boyden Street, a twelve-pound boy, November 16. To Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Horn, Falls Road, a seven-pound girl. To Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Plyler, an eight- pound boy, November 29. To Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Sawyer, a seven-pound boy. Acknowledgment Arnold, Pa. November 29, 1918 Dear Friends:—We acknowledge with grateful appreciation the kind expres sion of your sympathy. Also wish to thank you for the assistance rendered at the death of our husband and father. Yours respectfully Mrs. j. L. Armstrong and family Sergt. James P. Green, from Camp Sevier, came in to see us recently. He was at home on a ten days’ furlough.