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November 14 1985
► STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
Do Every 24 Hours
Is This Smart?
GI^MOUR asked Tom Parker, author
of In One Day, to find out what women
do in the course of a single day. You
may be astonished by what American
women accomplish, consume and pro
duce in the course of twenty-four hours.
— 283 American women go into
business for themselves.
— 147 American women have a nose
job, 174 have the bags under their eyes
removed, 134 have a full face-lift, and
nearly twenty have their ears fixed so
they don't stick out so much.
— A robber confronts 1,384 American
women; 254 women discover the robber
is someone they know.
— American women smoke more than
41 million packs of cigarettes. They also
crush out 41,500 bushels of cigarette
— American women buy 162,500 men's
neckties - that's about 130 miles' worth
of ties. Women currently buy about 65
percent of all men's ties, down from 85
percent just five years ago.
— American women change 48 million
diapers. They throw out 38 million
diapers after one use.
— Thirteen American women are
murdered. More than half are shot, two
are stabbed, and at least one is beaten
— American women drink 1.8 million
gallons of orange juice.
— Thirty-seven American women
— American women eat 850,000 pounds
of canned tuna - enough to make almost
8 million tuna salad sandwiches.
— 794,000 American working women
stay home from work because they're
sick in bed.
— American women see one or two
UFOs that are convincing enough to
report to the authorities.
— American women send 7,650,000
greeting cards, almost half of them for
birthdays. That's more than five birth
day cards a piece - how many did you
get on your birthday? Every year,
American women mail out more than 2
billion Christmas cards lyou should
have gotten nine) and 765 million valen
tines (three per person I.
— American women receive 3.4 million
telephone calls from someone trying to
sell them something. Assuming no one
calls at an unreasonable hour, that 4,500
women per minute who answer the
phone only to hear a sales pitch.
— American working women spend $70
million on clothes.
— American women drink 812,000
gallons of wine - or more than half the
wine drunk in this country (53.7 percent
to be exact I.
— 142,000 American women visit an art
museum. Women visit art museums a
median of 1.3 times a year.
— 132,600 American women leave on
some sort of business trip. By com
parison, every day 295,000 American
men leave on some sort of business trip.
— American women drink 9.6 million
gallons of coffee. Imagine the Niagara
River filled with steaming black coffee;
it would take about seventeen seconds
for that much coffee to flow over the
— American women buy 13,000 new
cars and influence the purchase of
— 3,153 single women buy a home.
— American women jog 11.5 million
miles - enough to travel every road in
United States three times over. While
running, they burn off 1.1 billion
calories. That's roughly the number of
calories in 400,000 pounds (200 tons!) of
— American women eat more than 117
million pounds of fresh fruit and
vegetables - enough to fill 2,340 railroad
cars. A train that long would stretch
nearly twenty miles from the engine to
Whal did you do today?
Fourteen per cent of the electrical
energy in the United is generated by
Ninety-four such plants are licensed
to operate and 33 more are being built.
But since 1978 no future nuclear electric
generating plants have been planned in
the United States.
Around the world 26 countries are
producing nuclear generated electrici
ty and seven more plan to join them by
Countries that lead the United Stales
in the percentage of nuclear-generated
electricity are France with 59 per cent;
Belgium. 51 percent; Finland and
Sweden, each 40 per cent; Switzerland,
37 per cent; Japan, 23 per cent; West
Germany, 17 per cent, and the United
Kingdom 17 per cent.
Franco can build a nuclear
generating plant in about six years, half
the average time to build it takes the
United States to build one.
Japan has 28 nuclear plants
operating, is planning eight more and
has firms working on new designs that
could far outpace the United States In
Coal, natural gas and oil are much
more abundant in the United States
than In many countries, (ias and oil
have better uses than fueling power
Coal provides 56 per cent of U.S. elec
tricity. But as demand Increases, so
will the need for supplemental energy
The United Slates, which pluneered in
nuclear researc h. Is now lagging behind
many other nations in nuclear applica
tions. As time u'i's nn. if pre.sent at
titudes and policies prevail, the lag will
Is this smart '
Parkway Turns 50
Sports Hall of Fame
Small Town Comeback
After decades of decline. Small Town
U.S.A., is making a comeback. This
revival began in the 1970's with an
abrupt reversal of population patterns
that had prevailed for generations.
Small towns had been losing residents
to metropolitian areas for some time
but according to census figures,
millions of Americans are opting for a
more rural lifestyle these days.
U.S. metropolitian areas grew by 9.8
percent during the 1970’s but rural and
small town regions developed much
faster. With a growth rate of 15.8 per
cent, they gained more than 8.5 million
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
says samplings done in the U.S. since
New Addition to Wbitalier Library
By Katherine Wood
PHONEFICHE, telephone direc
tories on microfiche, is now available in
Whitaker Library. At the present time
the PHONEFICHE is for the following
North Carolina cities: Apex, Cary,
Ashevelle, Burlington, Charlotte,
Gamer, Greensboro, Raleigh, and
Wilmington. It is also available for
Williamsburg, Virginia and the Nor
thern Virginia and D.C. area.
PHONEFICHE is on order for the
North Carolina cities of Boone, Chapel
Hill, Goldsboro, and Winston-Salem,
and the Virginia cities of Norfolk,
Virginia Beach, and Richmond.
The library would like to make other
telephone directories available;
however, PHONEFICHE is not
available for all the cities in the sur
rounding areas. Therefore, the library
is trying to collect bound copies of
telephone directories not on microfiche.
If you have an extra telephone direc
tory from your hometown and would
like to donate it, please bring it by the
library. A member rf the library will be
happy to accept it and add it to the col
1980 show that rural and small town
areas are still drawing people through
the growth may not be as dramatic as it
was in the 1970's.
The USDA also says the surprising
thing about this exodus to rural areas is
that it is occuring in all major
geographic sections of the nation with
the south and west seeing the greatest
influx of new citizens.
The experts say this rush for rural
America is caused more by social fac
tors than economic fluctuations. Which
basically means that urban folks are
just now discovering what rural folks
have known all along about the many
advantages of rural and small town liv
More than 750.000 North Carolinians
will have an opportunity to see the
North Carolina Sports Hall of P'aiiie
(luring a three-year odyssey to more
than 30 North Carolina cities.
The North Carolina Museum of Life
and Science opened the exhibit in
Durham on Saturday, Oct. 5, for ap
proximately a month's showing. The
exhibit will then travel to several other
cities, with approximately month long
('xhil)lts in each, according to Bob
Wills, the Hall's executive director.
The exhibit will feature a selection of
artifacts from the Sports Hall of Fame.
Visitors can see such items as “Choc
Choo" Justice's UNC football jersey,
Jim Beatty s track shoes and Petty's
boots. The exhibit will ahso Include
.some of the history of North Carolina
sports as well as outlining the criteria
for admls.slon to the Hall of Fame.
Visitors can hear a three-minute audio
portion of real broadcast tapes of such
events as a Richard Petty victory, Jim
Beatty's four-nilnute mile and NCSU'S
win of the 1974 national basketball
championship with David Thompson
Travel for the exhibit Is made possi
ble by .several North Carolina firms in-
cludlnu Phillip Morris USA. N.C. Coia-
Oila Bottlers Council and Capitol
After its three-year trip around the
state, the Sports Hall of F'aine will have
exhibit space In the new North Caroliiiii
Mu-seum of History buildlnu-
' The exhibit Is of trenicmlous ('diicii-
tional value,” Wills said. “It’s part of
our history.” He said sports enthusiasts
of all kinds are pleased that the Hall of
Faiiu' will finally have a permanent
home In the new imi.seum building.
During the next year the Hall of
Fame exhibit will travel to .several
cities, appearing in various historical
museums, and at hi.storic sites. After
sojourn in Durham the exhibit moves to
Raleigh, Elizabeth City, New Bern,
Wilmington, (ireinsboro, Charlotlc.
Shelby, High I’oint, and Asheville.
For details and .schedules, call Wills
at !)19-872-928fl In Raleluh.
This year marks the 50th birthday of
a state and a national treasure: The
Blue Ridge Parkway. We have come to
take It for granted. We shouldn’t. It Is
truly a wonder of the world and one of
the nation's proudest achievements.
Twisting for 470 miles along the cre.st
of the Blue Hidge from Cherokee to
Rockfish Gap, Va., the Parkway admits
the most timid tenderfoot to the moun
tains. It Is engineering placed In the
service of beauty.
The driver slides past rugged rock
walls silvered with trickling springs,
through thickets glowing green or red
and gold in the mountain sunlight, into
shifting shrouds of blue-gray fog. and
suddenly sees a cavernous valley fall
ing away from the road's shoulder, and
mountains marching Into the smoky
No billboards block the view, no
souvenir .stores or motels Intrude. The
National Park Service operates ap
propriately rustic facilities that .serve
visitors without spoiling what they
came to see.
But the Parkway Is not only a
wonderful place to vacation. It is gocKt
economics and good government trium
Begun in the IX'pression, the road
provided jobs and put money in peo
ple's pockets. It opened up the moun
tains for residents and flatlanders
alike. It began a monumental tourist in
dustry that generates hundreds of
millions of dollars in North Carolina
and Virginia every year.
And who built the parkway? The
federal government, mainly. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, who tried to
spend us out of the Depression, and
Virginia Sen. Harry F. Byrd, who tried
to swing onto every penny the govern
ment collected, are credited with con
ceiving the Parkway. Both achievcil
Roosevelt created jobs and con.served
natural beauty, and Byrd .saw the
Parkway's expense returned many
It Is popular these days to .say that
uovernment can't do anythinu right.
Before that cliche tumbles from your
Ups again, take a drive on the Blue
Seat Belts Lower Death Toll
New York officials are pointing to the seat belt law as the reason
for a 33 percent drop in automobile fatalities there during the first
five months of the year.
New York’s law went into effect Jan. 1 of this year. The previous
five year average for auto fatalities was 490 for the first five mon
ths of the year. This year the five month total was 328 or 162 fewer
deaths. The drop in deaths came at a time when national fatalities
Many people wearing safety belts believe that because they
can move freely under normal driving conditions, the belt may
not work when needed.
But seat belts are designed to work only when needed,
through an inertia retractor device.
Non-believers can test their cars’ restraint systems. Officials
of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program suggest using an
empty parking lot. Drive 5 mph, then apply brakes. The force
created should be enough to sufficiently test the seat belt.
The inertia retractor mechanism is constructed to provide a
loose belt across the chest for unrestricted forward movement
and comfort under normal driving conditions.
That mechanism is protected from outside interference by
the door post. The key to a belt’s restraint ability is a pendulum
which swings and presses against a locking bar. The bar
prevents the movement of the seat belt ratchet gear.
On October 1st, North Carolina’s seat belt law which passed
during the General Assembly this year went into affect.
While this may seem to be a nuisance to many, the law was
intended to save lives and reduce serious injury. Consider these
statistics: it is estimated that during your lifetime you stand a
one-in-three chance of suffering a disabling injury as a result of
an automobile crash.
It is known that almost 650,000 people die every year in traffic
accidents, and it is estimated that 1 million people in America
are seriously injured in car crashes annually.
The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians is en
couraging everyone to wear seat belts. Be sure children, both
young and older ones, buckle up. Health is a most valuable
Members of the N.C. Academy of Family Physicians urge,
“Wear your seat belt. Don’t become a statistic! ”.
“A POINT TO PONDER”
Young Christians should be faithful to the laws God has given
them for guidance. The Apostle speaks of this faithfulness with
appreciation and honor.
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that
your faith is spoken of throughout the world.”—Romans 1:8
Did you know that it is a fact that trees affect climate. Winter
temperatures may be up to nine degrees higher in a thick grove
of trees than in an area without trees. It is the same in very hot
weather. It can be up to 5 degrees cooler in a thick grove of
trees than in a large open area. Hail is very rare in thick wood
ed areas but very common in open areas.
Young people like trees affect the social climate around
them. If young adults are clothed in God’s loving morality then
they spread happiness, healing, and jo^. However, if they are
wearing in their lives a lack of loving morality they affect social
climate with pain, sickness, and litter.
Remember, God created You and saw you as beautiful and
good. Live up to His expectations for you, share your beautiful
Rev. Horace Lee McLaurin
Murfreesboro United Methodist Chruch
MUOrSEESBOIIO. NC 27855
Sunday School—all ages
Worship Hour—Hour of Power
(Welcome! Join our choir,
teaching ministry, classes or v/orship)
Devotional! each night on church
phone 398-4556. (Leave your prayer
needs at end of devotional.)
REV. HORACe UE fKLMJRIN,
God’s Word, the solid foundation.