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THREE WHHLCHA1R veterans visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in
Arlington, Va, National Cemetery in observance of Memorial Day. The
man (L to r.), Pat Grlsson, George Hohmann and Bernard Rose, came
to Washington from Van Nuys, Calif, to protest to President Truman
•gainst tiie closing of Birmingham General Hospital. (International)
Census Is Fun,
(By MISS RUTH LINNET)
The population in Antioch
township had probably changed
Tery little either way. I had com
puted a slightly larger popula- j
tion than that published in the j
paper. There are a large number |
of vacant houses in Antioch, main- j
ly large houses, and more than
half on the river. An almost un
believable number of attractive
new houses have been built since
1945 and turned sections of the
county and townships Into a
veritable town. These are occu
Antioch is one of the very small
est townships in territory. It is
not the smallest in population.
Beaver Creek with 483, Brushy
Mountain with 542, Stanton with
567, Lovelace with 689, . and
Job's Cabin with 722' are all more
thinly populated. Several town
ships have lost far more than
Antioch, if it has lost at all.
With certain almost laughable
exceptions, most of the families
over the county have become
quite small. There are handsome
homes, modern equipment tor
house keeping and few children.
As set forth in detail in the
Winston-Salem Journal the in
habitants of Antioch exhibited co
operation, kindness and keen in
telligence. For this I am inten
sely grateful, as well as for two
dinners at Mrs. Joe Mathis', four
at Mrs. Lois Roberts', one at Mrs.
Jim F. Roberts', one at Mrs.
Charlie Williams', and one at the
home of Mrs. Lily Mathis Martin
and her father, Mr. Daniel Mathis,
for other help and consideration.
Nearly everyone urged me to eat
dinner in their homes and all had
appetizing food. I thought it was
enough to ask over 300 questions
without bumming meals. I also ate
with Mrs. Clyde Benton, however,
and enjoyed it.
I walked 202 miles. Taking the
census is a most interesting, most
amusing, most poorly-paid job.
Probably I enjoyed the farm cen
sus in 1945 and the whole census
this time more than any other
enumerator. The census is fun.