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under Act of March Sid, 1878. \
BAPTISTS ACT WISELY
Since the favorite pastime nowa
days is devising schemes of getting
money from the Federal government
for individual or institutional uses, it
is quite encouraging to find a group
which not only turns thumbs down
against treasury handouts but urges
similar groups to do likewise. ' ?
At their convention in St Louis,
Southern Baptists adopted resolu
twns opposing the acceptance by
church schools and institutions of
funds from the Federal government
Grants were opposed on grounds that
the separation of church and state is
threatened by such subsidies.
While aimed primarily at a Su
preme Court decision which ruled, in
effect, that New Jersey must pro
vide transportation for students at
tending Catholic schools in lien of
public institutions, the Baptist reso
lution deserves the endorsement of
other sectarian groups; Congressmen
and Senators should sit up. and take
notice. Also deserving note and
endorsement w^,the resolution op
posing the practicfe of sending an en
voy from the United States govern
ment to the Vatican in Rome.
Harold E. Stassen, former govern
or of Minnesota and a candidate for
the Republican nomination for the
presidency in 1948, appeared before
the convention and opposed the stand
the Baptists had taken.
Governor Stassen has been brand-!
ed as the most progressive?if any
Republican in national life can be
classed as such?of the GOP candi
dates and, if the next president must
come from that party, his election
would come nearer gaining approval
of Democrats than would the selec
tion of Senator Taft or Governor
Dewey. Like all the other avowed
candidates, however, Governor Stas
sen speaks a language unknown in
the Southland, judging from his re
marks at the Baptist convention.
Commencement season is here.
North Carolina schools are winding
up another session and are releasing
thousands of students, some of whom
will return to their books at the end
of the summer vacation while others
are permanently closing: classroom
doors behind them this spring.
The release of this band of boys
and girls increases the responsibility
of parents who must guide the ener
gies of these young people into chan
nels which will benefit the individu
al, the family and the community.
The little tots will have their play;
the boys and girls in the upper-age
brackets can do much toward reliev
ing the work load around the home
or can obtain gainful employment.
The most harmful thing parents can
do is to allow these boys and girls
to aimlessly spend the summer with
out contributing in some manner to
the improvement of the home.
Bernard Baruch, who served i
and the increased
is the surest and quickest amy for
the United States to regain its bal
ance and normalcy. Parents and
school children would do well to con
sider the advice of the esteemed Mr.
Barueh in mapping plans for the
"BEG TO REMAIN"
(St Louis Globe-Democrat)
The trouble with good ideas is that
they usually are run into the ground.
A while back there was born a So
ciety for Abolishing Dear in Busi
ness Letters, an innovation for which
we plunked on all fours. But now
comes an incipient Write as You
Speak campaign, which well take on
It is well and good to shear off
such saws as "beg to remain," "hop
ing to hear from you, we are," and
"yours of the 12th inst at hand.
But there'll always be smarties ready
to stretch the limits of' logic, and
one shudders to anticipate the result.
For example, you write a breezy
business note, dutifully deloused of
cliches and in the best write-as-you
speak-you-hope manner. Correspond
ent, being allegedly busy at the mo
ment, passes missive to female as
sistant for reply, to wit: "Guess
what. I got your letter and it was
scrumptious. But I don't get the
point. YTmow what the boss said?
He said he didn't either. But he said
brush you off easy on account of
you're a good customer. That's all
for now. And please don't wait so
long to write next time."
If that's coming, we beg to remain.
WE'LL TAKE PEPPERMINT
(The Denver Post)
We see by the news columns that
three Denver barbershop quartets are
flying to Scottsbluff, Neb., today to
compete in a two-State sing. ' The
winner will go to Milwaukee in June,
seeking the international barbershop
quartet championship. / >
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Junior, in his hepcat ignorance,
may ask us, "What is a barbershop
quartet?" What thai we tell him?
Son, we shall say, barbershop har
monies are the peppermint drope of
American song. They last and last.
You roll them on" your tongue and
they are sweet but not sticky-sweet.
Their flavor has a pungent power
than brings mist to the eyes. That's
the peppermint in them.
You boogie-woogie bumpkins are
song savages, Junior. You gulp your
melodies whole, never pausing
to savor them. Be they sweet or
sour, after two weeks an the radio
they are gone, consumed, and you are
sick of them.
We, your fuddy-duddy elders, pre
fer peppermint to hotcha-cha. In the
evening by the moonlight, we still
love strolling down Melody Lane with
Sweet Adeline. Shine on, harvest
We don't care if Richard never
opens the door. Does he plead for
five minutes more with Sioux .City
Sue? We cant hear him, for Caro
line is calling down by the old mill
stream. Dear old gal, she's got pep
permint drops. Some day youll
ARMY WANTS NURSES
If you were a nurse in the Armed
Services?Army, Navy, Marine Corps
or Coast Guard?during World War
II, there is a commission waiting for
you as a nurse in the Regular Army.
That's the word from Lt. Colonel
Agnes A. Maley, chief of the nursing
division, Medical Section, Headquar
ters, Third Army, who explains that
the need for nurses is so great that
the opportunity to become a Regular;
Army nurse has been thrown open,
with Congressional approval, to ex
service nurses who can qualify.
It will be necessary, Colonel Ma
ley explains, for applicants to write
her direct or call on her in person,
as the Army Recruiting offices do
not carry the necessary application
blanks. Her headquarters are in j
The successful applicants, Colonel
Maley says, will win commissions en
titling them to all privileges of pay,
allowances and nfomotions accorded
any officer in the Regular Army.
Also, there may be a trip abroad for
those who are successful, as Army
nurses are subject to overseas duty.
DANGER SPOTS REMOVED
DURING FARM CLEAN-UP
"A place for everything and every-,
thing in its place" is a prime safety
rule, states Professor David S. Wea
ver, head of the Agriculture Engi
neering Department, State College,
who emphasized the importance of
a thorough clean-up on the farm to
promote efficiency and safety.
Disorder is responsible for putting
one out of every five victims in the
hospital, according to a study con
ducted a few years ago by the Na
tional Safety Council, Profesor Wea
ver says, explaining that the largest
single cause of injuries, other than
the personal factor of poor judg
ment, is disorder.
The time spent now to eliminate
farm danger spots through clean-up
efforts may result in the saving of
many days lost through accidents
during the rush season, or later on,
Professor Weaver pointed out. No
farmer can afford to lose the ser
vices of farm help through accidents.
Now is the time to mend broken
steps, remove cluttered accumula
tions from barn, alleyways and work
areas;- repair harness and tools, and
provide racks and other suitable
places for forks, scrapers, brooms,
rakes, and other equipment. Floors
should be repaired and kept free from
obstructions. Ramps may prove de
sirable to overcome the hazards of
different floor levels. Loft doors,
feed chutes, broken ladders or stair
ways may need repairing or protec
With summer "just around the
corner," now is a good time to get
the farm shop in order and to repair
CARD OF THANKS
TO'VOTERS OF FARMVILLE:
I AM EXTENDING MY SINCERE AND HEARTFELT
THANKS FOR YOUR CONFIDENCE IN ELECTING ME
TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF COMMISSION
ERS. MY BEST EFFORTS ARE PLEDGED TO GIVE
THE MOST EFFICIENT SERVICE OF WHICH I AM
Walter B. Jones
A BOY OR GIRL GRADUATE WOULD APPRECIATE
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TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY
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Who Cares If My Boat Goes
Look For The Silver lining
Life Upon The Wicked Stage
Cant Help Lovin' Dat Man
Leave it To Jane
Ol' Man River
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes The King Cole Trio
Look For Hie Silver Lining Margaret Whiting
Who? : : The Pied Pipers
She Didnt Say Yea -Peggy Lee j
The Touch Of Your Hand Hal Derwin
All The Things You Are Clark Dennis
The Way You Look Tonight Paul Weeton
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Ask Anyone Who Knows .
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COMK IN AND LISTKN~TO TOUR FAVORITES 1
WE BATE ALL TYPE NEEDLES, RECORD RACES,
CASES, ud PLATERS.
hammers, axes, and
may save time and
Loose material, unused
farm equipment stored
may become hazards. Accumulations
of barbed wire, broken glass^ dis
carded machinery increase the possi
bility of trouble and detract from the
For Egyptian Group
Pope Field, May 16?Lt. General
Ibraham Atallta Pasha, chief of staff
of the Egyptian Army, and his party
of 13 officers, accompanied by two
"guide" officers of the U. S. ^rmy,
observed an air-ground tactical train
ing exercise by air crews of the 36th
I Troop Carrier squadron and para
troopers of the 82nd Airborne di
vision at Pope Field, Fort Bragg,
Saturday, May 10.
Later this month West Point
cadets will see these maneuvers that|
started May 9 to be staged over a
15-day period. In these operations,
113 C-82 "Flying Boxcars" of the
136th squadron, flying in formation,
drop approximately 400 paratroopers
in a drop zone four miles north of
Pope Field. After they jump the in
fantrymen assemble into combat
units and push off on an attack (
problem to surround and take Pope
Field, which is an "enemy airhead"
in the simulated tactical situation.
To support the ground troops with
mechanized equipment four gliders
are brought in on a small landing
strip in the area. After this cargo |
has been unloaded "wounded" troops
are put aboard the gliders, Which are i
then picked up by a C-47 towplane. |
Glider pick-up is a war-developed
technique, and it is used when j
gliders must be taken out of areas
which are too small for the towplane,
to land in and pull motorless craft
out by the conventional takeoff
method. The glider towrope is
stretched between two tall poles 14
feet apart and about 200 feet in front
of the glider. Then the towplane,
passing low over this ground station,
takes the rope with a special hook
Saturday General Pasha and mem
bers of his party were flown in two
of the 36th squadron gliders. These
gliders were flown in formation, both
being pulled on "double tow" by a
C-82. The gliders took off from)
Pope Field and were flown over the.
Fort Bragg reservation, and then the
towropes were released and came
back into the airfield for the landing.
COLORED ELKS MEET MAY 20
The North Carolina Association of
Colored Elks will meet in Tarboro,
May 20, 21 and 22.
.Until you've seen her private bath
room, you dont know what kind of
a housekeeper a gal is.
FOR SALE, WANTS,
LOST, FOUND, ETC
FOR SALE: Brand new Vt H. P.
electric motor. Price $35. Jim Dar,
den. Tel 5411. 16-le
FOR RENT: Jack. Leroy Bowling,
Pecan Grove Dairy.
? We install and furnish the gas system ?
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Tarboro Furniture Co.
Phone 375 Tarboro, N. C.
Watch for the announcement of the opening
of our Bottle Gas and Appliance Store on
South Main Street, Farmville, N. C.
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1938 Ford Tudor 675
1938 Dodge Sedan 750
1937 Ford Tudor 475
1937 Ford Tudor
Plymouth Sedan 395
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