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Burley Opening Edition.
VOLUME LXX.— NO. SI
Parkway School Gels
New Landscaping Job
Parkway School is very happy
with the wonderful landacapping
project that ha* just been completed.
The forty-four Urge evergreen*
add tremendously to the
beauty of the school. The shrubbery
that was planted consists of
Canadian hemlock, ligustrum, junipers,
Japanese holly, arbor-vitae,
We are very grateful to Mrs.
Earl Thomas and F. L. Wilcox,
nurseryman of Deep Gap, for doing
an efficient job In beautifying our
Mrs. Thomas was appointed as
our school gardener at the beginning
of the school year. Her room
has been sponsoring a cookie sale
to help pay for the shrubbery.
Both children and parents have
cooperated beautifully with this
program and It is proving most successful.
Mrs. Thomas is also chairman of
our anti-litterbug campaign. The
school is trying to cooperate with
the Governor on this program and
and the children in Mrs. Thomas
room are especiallly alert to any
litter on our grounds.
Parkway School observed National
Education Week by having
a PTA meeting and open house on
Thursday night The program waa
well attended despite the fin epidemic
and rainy weather.
Open house started in the rooms
st six-thirty. Mrs. Earle Thbmas
served refreshments to the parents
as they arrived, then they went to
their children's rooms for a visit
and consultation with the teachers.
The teachers were especially anxious
to discuss recent test scores
with the parents.
At 7:49 the group assembled in
the lunch room. Principal Isenhour
presided at the meeting in
the absence of the PTA president,
Billy Cook. He gave some reports
on the vsrious activities of the
school, and explained the new
organization and • special duties
of the various teachers.
The group enjoyed two musical
numbers by the glee dub under
the direction of Mrs. Keba llsntt.
"The Honey Bee," a film recently j
purchased by the county, was
itaown in order that parent* might
Me the value of film* la our school
Ota lunch room is much improved
with the addition of the following
new equipment: a deep
freeie, electric dishwasher, milkcooler,
and baker's taMe.
v We arc fortunate to have the
following lunchroom personnel:
Mrs. Clemmie Dobson, Mrs. Mildred
Norris, and Mrs. Blanche
We are delighted that several
ministers from the community had
lunch with us recently.
The toys you give your child
this Christmas can turn his happy
holiday into a time of needless
tragedy if you do not exercise caution
in' selecting safe and well constructed
The frequency of eye accidents
among children show a marked
increase during the holidays, accidents
caused by BB guns, bowi
and arrows, sharp-pointed toys, or
toys so poorly constructed they fall
apart, leaving jagged edges.
Here are some helpful hints for
Be sure the toy is suitable for
the child's age and that he knows
how to use it
Avoid toys with sharp edges.
See that the toy is put together
Avoid dangerous playthings, such
as BB guns, pointed-tip arrow* and
air rifles—especially for the smaller
PILOT BAGS M WOLVES
Sudbury, Ont—For the third
year in a row, M. J. Merickel of
Wadena, Minn, won the Grout
wolf trophy, for killing M wolves.
He used a shotgun while flying
low in his private plane.
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APPALACHIAN DEBATERS who attended the tourn^nt in South
Carolina were, sitting, feft to right: Rachel Collins, Peggy Cathy, Rosa
Lee Ates, Grace Hudson; standing: David Porter, Sibyl McDonald,
Sarah Sigmon, Harry Hensen.
One Fourth Of
Nation Hit By •
Flu And Colds
Cleveland, Ohio—At leut one
fourth of the nation's people have
had to spend a day or more la
bod tiaee mid-summer because of
severe colds, tore throat, Asian
flu or similar upper respiratory
ilia, a report by a U. S. Public
Health Service official showed
last week. THere were 38 million
so afflicted from mid-July to October.
Dr. William Stewart, assistant
to the sucgeon general of the
health service, summarised the
latest available data on the Asian
flu situation before the 8Bth annual
meeting of . the American
Public Health Association.
Aa to Aaian flu alone, he aaid:
"The anticipated epidemics are
now occurring in various parts of
the country, particularly in the
middle Atlantic and east north
"Slightly to moderate tocreaaes
hi mortality (that to, above normal
MMMiil rate*) chiefly among older
persona, have occurred to several
place* where epidemic* are
He said that "future spread oI
the epklemk can be anticipated
to essentially all part* of the
country not bow iffoftod."
MA national InfirtoiMW can
be niptIsrt to nmtiBOT for o period
of tlx to eight weeks. The
Public Health Service urges that
vaccination afatait tnfiuenia be
promoted vigorously." > *
Stewart Mid some idea of the
prevalence of Asian fin* eoaM Mjpj
derived frfln report* obuiotd UH
connection with ft* nationally
health •unrej, to which the Bureau
of the Cuntu interviewed a
representative national cam (He ef
household! for the Public Health
fjm TKADK at home