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In the midst of political issues,
continued red spy scare and
loyalty probes, Washington dog
days were enlivened this past
week by a report to the Presi
dent by Oscar R. Ewing, federal
It is a comprehensive survey
of tba nation's health and man
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chock full of awesome and fear
some reading. It makes one
wonder how the richest nation
in the world can spend the bil
lions it does spend on reclama
tion, on conservation of natural
resources and spend so little in
comparison on human needs and
reclamation and conservation of
human resources of the nation.
Here are some shocking facts
gleaned from the report:
Every year 329,000 people die
whom we have the knowledge
and skills to save; every year the
nation loses 4,800,000 man-years
of work through bad health;
every year the nation loses $27,
000,000,000? thafs billions of
dollars ? in national wealth
through sickness and partial and
total disability t a scant 20 per
cent of the people are able to af
ford all the medical care they
need; we need >7,000 more phy
sicians, 20,000 more dentists, 125,
000 more nurses; we need double
the number of hospital beds we
now have; 98,000 people died in
accidents last year? 10,400,000
were injured; medical treatment
and lost wages totaled $3,000,
000,000 ? property damage and
insurance added another $3,400,
Despite this terrific loss
federal, state and local expendi
tures on health programs last
year totaled only $1,902,000,000
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Walauga Fire Insurance Agency
Phone 40 Northwestern Bank Bldg.
Boone, North Carolina
J. PAUL WINKLER. MarKager
Why Your Local Fire Insurance Agents
1. We are here where you can reach us in case of
2. We can issue the policy you wish from our office
without delay. *
3. We have rendered 30 years of service and are
serving over two thousand policy holders at this time.
4. We write all fire lines including farm property,
livestock and farm machinery.
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and it cost private individuals
another >0,900,000,000. Conserva
tion of our human resources
should at least be as profitable
as conservation of natural re
sources; more than 40 per cent
of all counties in the country
with population of over 15,000,
000 have no hospital at all; in
states where per capita income
is lowest, death rate per thou
sand is highest; about 70,000,
000 people or about 50 per cent
of families have incomes under
$3,000 and cannot provide mini
mum medical care for those
families; in 1945, 70 per cent of
all farm families had cash in
comes of less than $2,000.
Twenty million school child
ren's teeth are increasing six
time* as fast as they are being
filled; 35,000 children have dia
betes; 175,000 have tuberculosis;
200,000 have epilepsy; more than
175,000 suffer from cerebral
palsy; about the same number
are crippled by infantile para
lysis; a half million have rheu
matic fever and rheumatic heart
disease and another 500,000 have
handicaps requiring orthopedic
or plastic treatment. This is not
all, but only a few of the high
lights of this interesting report.
The cure, according to Mr.
Ewing, is a ten-year program of
increased expenditures and an
integrated program of health
aid construction including' hos
pitals, clinics, medical centers,
increased research, more doctors
and other personnel and a bet
ter distribution of hospitals and
medical facilities. And he rec
ommends a federal health in
surance law which would per
mit even the poorest to have the
best medical attention whenever
As an instance of how the hu
man resources are being neglec
ted, it is pointed out that the
social security act as amended in
1946 sets a ceiling of $11,000,000
on grants for maternal and child
healih services which could, if
' properly administered, probably
save those 28,000 babies if the
rest of the nation recahed the
Rhode Island efficiency. The
same congress, however, ap
propriated $15,000,000, four mil
lion dollars more, to fight the
hoof and mouth disease among
"We can and we should," the
report says, "base our planning
for health insurance on the
premise that farmers and agri
cultural workers will be includ
ed under the coverage of health
The report goes on further to
say that "improvements of rural
health is one of the major re
quirement a (or raising the levels
of national health" and that
special recommendations in both
manpower and hospital programs
should be included with par
ticular reference to rural dis
i. "A prepayment plan will help
to attract and keep doctors in
rural areas. It will maintain hos
pitals and through guaranteeing
income, build new ones where
they are lacking. Voluntary
groups of rural people can build
their own hospitals and clinic*,
arrange to employ their own
doctors and have the services
paid out of the health insurance
Care Urged in
Pointing out that drycleaning
mishaps increase during fall and
winter months when the acti
vities of the housewife are more
confined to the house. Miss
Betty Matheson, home demon
stration agent for the State Col*
lege Extension Service, today
urged homemakers to exercise
care in using drycleaning mater
Home drycleaning Vith flam
mable cleaning fluid she said, has
disfigured or fatally injured
many persons, and has burned
houses to the ground or de
molished them by explosion. She
added that the National Safety
Council recommends commercial
drycleaning as less expensive,
more effective, and much safci
For persons who find it neces
sary to do their own dryclean
ing at home Miss Matheson
warned that it is imperative tc
use only a nonflammable clean
ing fluid. She added that a fluid
may be marked "non-explosive"
and still be flammable.
"Never, under any circum
stances, use gasoline, naptha, or
kerosene for garment-cleaning
purposes," she stated.
The home agent said the fol- 1
lowing rules, suggested by the
National Safety Council, should
be observed at all times.
Do the drycleaning outside the
home, where atoxic or other
vapors will be quickly dissipat
Store cleaning fluids outside
of house in a marked container.
Keep hands out of the solvent
? use a suction washer.
Avoid getting cleaning fluid on
clothing or exposed parts of the
Dry garments or articles
thoroughly outside before taking
them into the house.
Keep children away from dry
Observe these simple precau
tions even in removing small
spots from garments. 0
Three Million Acres
Added to Pastures
"North Carolina farmers now
have three million acres of land
seeded to pastures and hay crops,
but an additional one million
acres could be seeded without
reducing cash crops or forests,"
three State College agronomists
declare in a new bulletin which
has just been published.
The leaflet, entitled "Produc
ing Pastures and Hay in North
Carolina," is being distributed
through fertilizer dealers and
county farm agents. Free copies
may fclso be obtained by writing
the Agricultural Editor, State
College, Raleigh, and asking for
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9:30 P. M.
Sundays 2:00 P. M. to 6 P. M
If needed after store hours,
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Extension Circular No. 323.
The months of August and
September are recoiamended as
the best time to seed pastures
and alfalfa. Other points stressed
are that a pasture mixture adap
ted to the land should be select
ed; permanent pastures should
be supplemented with summer
and winter grazing; and adequate
amounts of fertilizer should he
Authors of the publication are
Dr. W. W. Woodhouse, Jr., as
sociate professor of agronomy';
Dr. R. L. Loworn, professor of
agronomy; and S. H. Dobson, ex
tension agronomy specialist.
In 1946, North Carolina's rank
among the 48 states* was second
in farm population, third in
cash farm income from crops.
29th in cash farm income from
livestock, and 13th in total cash
Livestock tends to stabilize
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We now have Mrs. Day's Ideal Baby shoes
in sizes 0-8.
We also have Dr. A. Posner Shoes
Margaret O' Brien
Polly Pig Tails
Gowns and Pajamas
with bootees to match.
Sizes 4-1 2.
Also slips and panties,
originals by Jack Borgenicht.
Of Bates and Dan River fab
rices, a branch of the Love
Little Campers - Berkshire knitwear for Boys' and
girls; Corduroy Overalls.
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^Lnd finally we reserved for this, the larg
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familiar low-second-high gear sequence.
From such things has come a swing to
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