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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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Entered at the postoffiee at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, at Second-Class matter
trader Act of March 4, 1897.
Thursday, June 22, 19£0
Lower Speeds Save
Lives And Money
Here's how you can cut the high cost of
living — and enjoy it, too!
Just drive a little more slowly — around
town and when you go on trips.
You will save gasoline, oil, wear and
tear on your tires, and most important of
all, some of the risk of an accident to your
car, yourself, your passengers, and other
folk who use the streets, according to L.
R. Fisher, acting head of the Highway Safe
ty Division of the North Carolina Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles.
"The trite old saying that haste makes
waste is especially true when we drive our
cars," Fisher said.
"Not only does speed — that is, haste —
increase the risk of an accident, it actu
ally costs more in dollars and cents to
drive at high speeds. You'll use about one
third more gasoline cruising at a top speed
of 60 miles an hour as compared to a top
speed of 40. You'll use about four times as
much oil, and your tires will wear out two
and a half times as fast. That's how fast
haste can make waste.
"And what do you gain? An average of
about 15 miles an hour — plus the greatly
increased risk of an accident that might
cast a big repair bill, painful and expensive
injuries — or your life."
Fisher gave these figures in connection
with the campaign for safer speeds, this
month's Operation Safety program, spon
sored during June by the Department as
a part of it's continuing traffic safety pro
Hot Weather Hints
Farm families can make summer living
safer and more enjoyable by taking time
out to do a number of odd jobs around
the farm before the arrival of hot weath
er, say agricultural engineers of the State
College Extension Service.
Anti-freeze solutions should be drained
from tractor, truck, and automobile radi
ators, points out H. M. Ellis, in charge
of extension agricultural engineering. For
best service, he says, a radiator should be
flushed and cleaned thoroughly twice a
year. A sal-soda or washing soda solution
is very satisfactory. For a badly corroded
cooling system a commercial radiator
cleaning compound is recommended. Af
ter cleaning, an anti-rust compound should
Ellis says if openings in the foundation
(curtain) wall under the house were plug
ged up last fall, they should be opened
now. Ventilation and light are needed un
der the house in hot weather* to discour
Other "hot weather hints" offered by
Check ventilation in laying houses.
See that there is adequate shade in the
Extend water system to provide plenty
of water for livestock.
Take salt tablets in extremely hot Weath
Kill off poison oak by spraying with
weed killer. Don't burn these plants—sus
ceptible persons may be pofsoned by the
smoke. . , -
Complete that spring cleaning before
the children start going barefooted^.y ^
Take first aid kit along on picnics and
Baptists of North Carolina have designat
ed Sunday, June 25, as the date for a spec
ial offering to raise $700,000 to go with
available funds to erect a wing of 150 ad
ditional beds to the Baptist hospital in Win
To preserve the principle of separation
of church and state the Baptists turned
down an offer of $700,000 government
money and propose to raise the funds and
own and control their hospital without
government aid or restrictions.
In view of the desperate need for the
additional space in the Baptist institution
it is expected that Baptists all over the
state will respond liberally to the appeal j
and will raise the money. The hospital ad
dition is badly needed to care for patients
who are now being turned away, and the"
addition will also be of great help to Bow
man Gray School of Medicine, which as a
part of Wake Forest College is a Baptist
institution of growing prestige and influ
Why couldn't the nations promote peace
by agreeing not to have any new wars un
til the old ones have been paid ^or? —
Greensboro Daily News.
By Rev. Herbert
Spa ugh, D. D.
Each recurring Spring and Summer
causes those of us who look at the handi
work of Mother Nature with the eyes of
the soil to gasp in wonder and amazement.
Where in this great universe can you go
and see more wonderful evidence of the
handiwork of God. Mother Nature has some
wonderful and beautiful lesson for us if we
would take time to learn them.
Some weeks ago I was driving through
the mountains of Western North Carolina.
At one sharp turn I saw something which
caused me to stop and look more closely.
Growing out between the ledges of a rock
on a great cliff were several small ^ver
green trees. At first' it looked as though
they were growing out of the rock itself.
Then further examination revealed that
they were growing out of cracks in the
rock. Apparently the roots recahed on
down into Mother Earth underneath the
rock. Gradually as the trees had grown
the cracks widened.
I have been walking over a more wonder
ful example of that each day in front of
my office at the Little Church an the lane.
There was a low place in the cement in
front of the steps where water gathered
after a rain and would run off. We drilled
a small hole through the concrete in the
center of this low place. This permitted the
water to seep away slowly. Along with the
water apparently a few seeds of grass
washed in and now for many weeks I have
been walking over several vigorous green
blades of grass which having found a "root
in the earth beneath the concrete have
sought sunlight and warmth through this
as l walk over this spot day after day
and see these few blades of grc^ss growing
up out of the hard surroundings of man
made concrete, I have ever been reminded
of what God can do if only given a chance
—even a small chance.
There are many lives which are just as
hard as the concrete in front of my office
door. In their hearts, apparently nothing
grows. Their minds think only of self and
the things they want and don't have. Hear
them talk, and they are always thinking
about what they dislike and what they
want for themselves.
But these hard hearts can be penetrated
just as we pentrated this concrete side
walk. We can drill a hole into them by
prayer, plant a seed, keep the hole open
by prayer that God's power may reach
down. If I had put the seed for a tree in
that hole instead of grasjg seed washing
in, in due course, I would probably see
what I saw up oh the mountain top.
If your life* is harfl and barren, drill a
hole in it with prayer and ask God to let
something worthwhile grow out of it. If you
have some friend whom you would like to
help whose life is hard, try drilling a hole
in it with prayer. If you want to get along
a little faster, get some close tfriend who
believes in prayer to join with you. Con
tinue in prayer daily, be patient, and you
will be amazed at the results.
Why don't you give God a chance with
your life, your home, your business, your
DOING HER BIT lor charity, Ameri
can film actress Rita Hayworth at
tempts to raise the bid for her au
tograph as she attends the annual
charity sale of the 2nd French Ar
mored Division in the Tuileries
Gardens, Paris. More than 300,000
packed the Gardens to see Rita and
other film stars. ' <International)
Our County And
By LOUIS H. CLEMENT,
Today an actual case. One which
might very easily be your own.
An elderly man, whom I will call
Mr. Watson, came to our office
with this problem. He had owned
a business and did well. During
the depression he lost his busi
ness. He tried to find a job, for
although he had a small income,
he knew it would last only a few
years. Everywhere it was the same
story. "Sorry, we want younger
men," or "Sorry, no vacancies."
Finall^, he had to move to another j
town and make his home with his
only child, a son. Mr. Watson's
wife had died several years be
Six months ago, Mr. Watson's
son died leaving him with no sup
port. I asked him why he had not
inquired earlier about possible
benefit. He said that he did not
want to ask for charity. I ex
plained to him, that if his son
had worked long enough under
Social Security to be insured and
that if he, Mr. Watson, met the
requirements for entitlement, any
benefits he would receive would
not be from charity because his
son had worked under Social Se
curity and had contributed to the
Social Security fund.
Mr. Watson then wanted to
know what requirements he would
have To meet to get benefits. I
told him that his son would have
to have been insured under the
Act at the time of his death; not
be survived by a widow or any
children under eighteen years of
age; that he would have to prove
that he was chiefly dependent up
on his son at the time of this son's
death, that he would have to prove
that he was sixty-five years old
or older; and that he would have
to file an application for bene
fits. Well, to make a long story
short, Mr. Watson met all require
ment and filed his application for
Mr. Wats«n will receive 120.00
a-month as long as he lives provid
ed he does not work in covered
employment and earn over $14.99
a month. For those months in
which he does work, he cannot
receive his 6octal Security checks
Hie monthly payment will start
again after he stop* work. But,
he can work in employment not1
covered by the Social Security Act
aftd still get the check from the
Government. I told him if he did
return to work and was not sure
whether or not the employment
was covered, to come in to see
me for there Is a penalty for not
notifying the Social Security Ad
ministration about returning to
work in covered employment. A
representative of this office will
be in North WilkeBboro at the
Town HaH on Thursday at 9:45
RALEIGH — More than 400
people have accepted Governor
Kerr Scott's invitation to at
tend a highway safety meeting
here June 27, the Governor's j
office announced yesterday.
The scheduled meeting place!
was changed from the hall of the j
House in the Capital building to
the Textile Building at North
Carolina State College, because
of the large, number of accept
John A. Park, editor-publisher
of the Raleigh Times and chair
man of the Governor's advisory i
committee on highway safety, said |
he wa^ pleased with the response
from tttte citizens of the state.
"The fact that more than 400
persons have agreed to aid us
in our efforts to combat the ac
cident toll on North Carolina's
highways is most encouraging
and indicates that citizens of the
State are truly interested in im
proving the situation," Park said.
Governor Scott will be the
principal speaker at the meet
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HAVE PLENTY OF HOT
WATER IN A JIFFY!
PORTABLE WATER i
NEATER COSTS I
LESS THAN $2.5® N
HEATS WATER |
FAST AS GAS!
Merely place a portable FAST-WAY Wa
ter Heater in a receptacle containing
water. Plug in nearest socket. Presto!
Heats water quick for bathing, scrubbing, .
washing, etc. Also cleaning milk separa
tors, etc.—speed depending on quantity.
Heats fast as average gas burner. No fires
to build or hot water to carry—no run
ning up and down stairs. No dirt, no muss,
no top-heavy fuel bills^Bandy! Inexpen
sive! Now costs less than $2.50. Cautioni
Bead directions before using. For sale by—
Telephone 109 North Wilkesboro
& Commissioner of Motor Ve
i, U 0. Rosser, "Coleman W.
Roberts of Charlotte, president
of the Carolina Motor Club, and
Albert Coates of Chapel Hill, di
rector of the Institute of Govern
ment, also will participate.
The extent to which surplus in
ventories of stock are built up by
111 11 ' 1 ' 1 —
istrator, Be 1H, ,
a supply of tracing cloth
would last them 9 years,
flourescent light tubes to
years, sufficient ruled filler
to last 168 years and a st
loose leaf binders which would
last them 247 years.
1 Dinette Suite
1 Oil Circulator
T Wood Range
1 Kitchen Cabinet
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2 Bed Room Suites
1 Sewing Machine
1 3-Burner Oil Stove
1 3-Piece Living Room Suite
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MRS. W. J. WOODRUFF
HAYES, N. C.