GOING PLACES.. . SEEING THINGS
Starlight Dramas Highlight Travel Picture
Bermuda Scene A Reminder
Of Minimum-Size Mail Piece
Take a look as this scene; The
city of Hamilton and its harbor,
Bermuda. Then note the size of
the picture. It is the minimum
which the Post Office Depart
ment will accept for mailing
after July 1. Any envelope or
postal card smaller than this
illustration will either be re
turned to the sender, or carted
off to the deadletter graveyard.
Latest regulations require that
envelopes and cards measure at
least 2% inches by 4 inches. This
illustration, clipped out, could
serve as a gauge for the mini
mum size of your envelopes and
cards, beginning next month.
The picture itself? It was
among a handful which came
home with Carolyn Sims from
her recent vacation to the Brit
ish crown colony in the Atlantic.
Carolyn, daughter of Mrs. Emory
Johnson of the Cloth Room,
made the voyage to the tourist
mecca on a “bonus” for her work
at a Gastonia travel agency.
She sailed from Wilmington
on the MS Stockholm, and spent
most of her week on the island
around Hamilton, the capital
city. The year-round resort is the
chief port, and center of gov-
ermental and social life for the
island, 650 miles southeast of the
North Carolina coast.
Race Veteran In Student Safety Work
Veteran Indianapolis speed
way race driver Peter DePaolo
is now with the Firestone com
pany, working as a speaker to
help enroll schools in the Stu
dent Traffic Safety Program.
He is scheduled to travel
throughout the country speaking
to school groups in an effort to
enlist cooperation of students
and their adult leaders in traf
fic safety activities in their local
The company is a supporter of
the Student Safety Program, a
service of the National Educa
tion’s commission on safety edu
Mr. DePaolo began his racing
career in 1920 as a riding me-
Park In Season
Firestone Park in front of
the plant was scheduled to
open its 10-week season
June 9. One of more than
a dozen recreation facilities
available to the public dur
ing the summer months, the
is operated by the City Park
and Recreation Commission,
and serves children of the
On the use of the swim
ming pool and wading area,
there is an age limit of 12
years. Other facilities in
clude horseshoe pits, swings,
seesaws, a chin bar, and a
ping pong table.
The City Recreation De
partment furnishes super
visory personnel during all
hours of playground opera
tion. Hours at the park are
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday; anl 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
chanic for his uncle, Ralph De-
Palma, who was the 1915 In
dianapolis 500-mile race winner.
Two years later, Mr. DePaolo
started as a driver.
IN 1925 he won the Indian
apolis 500-mile race, first victory
on Firestone balloon tires. He
was the first Indianapolis win
ner to exceed the mark of 100
miles per hour. His winning
speed was 101.13, a record which
stood for seven years.
He was also national AAA
champion in 1925 and in 1927.
Since his retirement from rac
ing in 1934, Mr. DePaolo has
been active in sales promotion
and public relations activities
for several automotive com
Mr. DePaolo lives in Newport
Beach, Calif. He was born in
Philadelphia, Pa., in 1898. He
served in the US Air Corps dur
ing both World Wars. In WW II,
he was in the European Theater
of Operations, being discharged
as a lieutenant colonel.
A lively calendar of summertime attractions
in North Carolina brings a special bonus of wild-
flowers to the western part of the State in June.
To this, add good fishing from the Gulf Stream
to trout waters in the Blue Ridge and Great
Smokies, and you’re off to a fine start for fun-
on-the-go this month.
Marking June as an ideal vacation and week
end travel month. Plant Recreation calls atten
tion to several places to go, things to see and do
that will make your trip away from the job more
Historical Drama Season Coming
History comes to life in the three major North
Carolina outdoor dramas, two of them reopening
this month. Festivals and numerous historical
shrines add to an interest in the past.
Oldest of the starlight attractions is “The Lost
Colony”, Paul Green’s symphonic drama open
ing its 19th season June 27 at Manteo. The story
centers in the mysterious disappearance of Sir
Walter Raleigh's colonists and of Virginia Dare,
first English child born in the New World. Roa
noke Island was the site of this first English
settlement and Virginia Dare’s birthplace. What
became of her when the colony vanished in 1587
has never become known.
“Unto These Hills”, by Kermit Hunter, plays
at Mountainside Theatre, Cherokee, June 23-
September 6. It is the story of the Cherokee
Indians’ struggle to remain in their Great Smoky
Mountains homeland, and deals with the Chero
kee martyr, Tsali.
Kermit Hunter’s “Horn In The West” reopens
at Boone July 3 and plays through August 30.
“Horn” portrays Daniel Boone and other pioneers
who blazed a trail through the Southern Ap
palachians; and frontiersmen who, under leader
ship of John Sevier, defeated the British at
"Swing Your Partner 'Round and 'Round"
Experienced callers and the lilting music of
fiddle and banjo make it easy to join the fun at
a North Carolina square dance. Weekly sessions
are scheduled at many mountain resorts during
the summer. Among these are Fontana Village,
which will be host to a Square Dance Swap Shop
September 26-October 4. Big weekly dances in
the streets of Hendersonville are held each Mon
day night from July 4 through Labor Day.
The summer season is on at Morrow Mountain
State Park, near Albemarle—and close enough
for a day’s outing from Gastonia. Facilities open
to the public this summer include: Two large
picnic areas, boathouse and rowboats for rent;
swimming pool and bathhouse, refreshment
stands, family camping areas, youth group tent
ing area, family vacation cabins, and hiking and
The park museum is being completely renovat
ed and will have new exhibits, new display cases
and lighting. An instructor is available to teach
nature lore and to give guided nature hikes, in
addition to collecting specimens of the unusual
plants and insects found in the park region.
"Rock-O-Rama" Historical Pageant
One of the most colorful early-summer events
in the State will be Rockingham’s 175th anni
versary celebration, June 21-27. The town is
named for the Marquess of Rockingham, Charles
Watson Wentworth, who was Premier of Great
Britain at the time he died in 1782.
Highlight of celebration events will be the
“Rock-O-Rama" Historical Pageant.
June 22-28 are dates for the Early American
Moravian Musical Festival and Seminar at Old
Plant Recreation suggests these from among a
long list of other North Carolina attractions in
Grand National 200-Lap Auto Race, Asheville-
Weaverville Speedway, June 14. American Legion
State Convention, Greensboro, 18-21. Southern
Baptist Music Leadership Conference, Ridge
crest, 25-July 1. World War I Veterans Associa
tion Convention, Goldsboro, 26-28.
North Carolina Rhododendron Festival on Roan
Mountain, near Bakersville, June 27-28.
Frontier Week Rodeo at Love Valley, States
ville, 27. “Singing on the Mountain”, 35th an
nual, Linville, 28. State Singing Convention, 39th
annual, Benson, 28. “A Trip to the Moon”, More-
head Planetarium, Chapel Hill, 30-September 5.
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