BLUE RIBBONS for arrangements went to (from left):
Mesdames Wyatt Keever, M. L. Foy, W. R. Turner. H. O. Eisen
hower and G. D. Gates (not in picture).
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other than top place — and in
cluding honorable mention were:
Mesdames Lewis Moss, J. Carl
Stowe, Rother Henderson, Henry
Chastain, E. J. Mechem, W. A.
Keever, H. O. Eisenhower, J.
Carl Stowe, H. A. Cauthen,
Rother Henderson, Clayton Wil
son, Jack Kennedy; Misses Don
na Sue Hill, Rebecca Short,
Teresa Chastain, Joyce Keever,
Katherine Sanders, Myrtle Brad
ley; and John P. Smith.
Textile Industry Seen Good For 1960
Two prominent textile leaders
recently predicted a bright out
look for the industry. John J.
Moran, a Boston manufacturer,
and Seabury Stanton of New
Bedford, Mass., observed the ex
pected increase in this country’s
population as one factor on
which to base a hopeful future
Mr. Moran cited these points
in favor of a bright outlook for
The industry’s recovery from
the 1958 recession.
Current economic reports.
Increasing development of the
industry’s human resources.
Changing attitudes in the in
Mr. Stanton said prospects are
brighter now—both for the im
mediate and long-range future—
than they have been for many
years. Tough competition will
continue, he added, but there
are indications of increased de
mand for textile products.
Both observers cautioned that
increased foreign imports would
greatly retard the growth of
America’s textile industry.
Plymouth Thanksgiving Lasted Three Days
The water was too shallow to land the boat.
But the harbor was well sheltered, and it looked
like the kind of landing place they were seeking.
“Bring her alongside that rock!” said Capt.
The little boat, her mast split in three places,
turned her side to the gray December sea and
drifted against the great boulder. Capt. Standish
stepped over the gunwale and planted his foot
on New England granite.
For the Pilgrims at Plym.outh Rock, this was
“the end of the beginning.” Behind were persecu
tion, exile, and the decision to seek freedom in
the New World. Ahead were hardship, death—and
Mayflower Compact: Freedom Document
Four days before Christmas, Capt. Standish
and his small group of men went ashore, re
turned to the Mayflower anchored off Province-
town, with word that a site for the new settle
ment had been found.
The Mayflower, braving high winds, put in at
Plymouth Harbor on December 26. She had set
out for America September 16, 1620, with 102
passengers. A few days after they sighted land
on November 19, the Pilgrims met in the ship’s
cabin and drafted the “Mayflower Compact.”
One of the great documents of human history, it
established the Pilgrims as a civic body under a
government by law.
That first winter for the adventurers became a
tragic and precious page in American history.
Before the season was over, half the entire band
had perished of disease, hunger and exposure.
On nearby Cole’s Hill they buried the dead,
sowing grain over them to discourage the Indians
By March, the winter was receding. Samoset,
grand sachem of the Monhegan Indians, brought
word of friendship, later introduced the Pilgrims
to Squanto, who also played an important role in
the history of the Colony.
They told the colonists to plant Indian corn
“when the oak leaves are as big as mouse-ears,”
and to catch fish to fertilize the soil. So the seeds
were sown for the Thanksgiving harvest.
The Summer Was Warm and Bright
Planting, done with hand cools without aid of
domestic animals, set to growing wheat, rye, bar
ley, peas and corn. The summer was warm and
bright, making the crops thrive.
Came autumn, and the three log warehouses
were filled with provisions. By this time Ply
mouth Colony also boasted seven dwellings and
a combined church and town meeting hall.
Governor William Bradford and the Plymouth
Council thought it fitting to celebrate and give
thanks for their good fortune. They invited Mas-
sasoit, grand sachem of the Pokanoket Indians.
He came with 90 of his people and stayed three
days. Entertainment and feasting was overshad
owed by the Pilgrims’ prayers of thanks for their
But days of hardship were not ended. Famine
was to come to Plymouth again in succeeding
winters. But for the Pilgrims there was no turn
ing back from their goal of building a free society
in the wilderness.
In later years. Gov. Bradford wrote in his His
tory of Plymouth Plantation: “Out of small be
ginnings greater things have been produced. As
one small candle may light a thousand, so the
light here kindled hath shone onto many.”
Little did he know that the light he helped to
kindle would some day shine throughout the
PLYMOUTH STORY—In the library at Aber-
nethy School Judy Faile (left) and Jean and
Michael Guffey study a precious page in Ameri
can history. Jean and Michael's father is Carl
Guffey of Quality Control. Judy's father. Jack
Faile, works in Twisting (synthetics).
OUR RED RIVALS
A Dish Of Ice Cream And Some Thoughts On Freedom
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Between acts of the opera at Kiev you follow the
crowd to the place where refreshments are being
served, stand in line for a 30-cent dish of ice cream.
The counter girl weighs each dish on a little bal
ance. She is exacting. Other than you, no one in
the room thinks the precise weighing in the least
But you can’t help thinking that this balance
symbolizes Russia’s effort to make cost and output
meet. You might say it is also emblematic of the
counter scale of a new, sharp dealer down the street
of nations. He is in poor quarters now but strives
toward buying out the rich store at the main in
tersection. The big-store owner has “had it so good”
that he has not much worried about the new com
petition. But now he wonders—ever since the other
storekeeper shot a sputnik skyward and began to
The ice cream balance betokens a balance of
power in the world: Forces of communism against
the force of freedom. They are opposite things,
though simulating each other in surprising and un
acknowledged ways. Between them, there is a bal
ancing of military power and of advancement in
military weaponry: Atomic stalemate. The more
frightful the weapon becomes, the deeper the stale
mate, because of mutual fear—not so much of the
other country as of the weapon itself.
America's Industrial Leadership
Being Weighed in the Balance
You have seen Khrushchev’s plan to sell com
munism to the world. The ice cream scale looms
larger, filling the frame of your thought. You see
everything the communist world does and every
thing that the free world does as adding to one
side or the other of the balance; everything that
either one fails to do, as subtracting from its side
of the balance.
You know, as never before, that your own coun
try is being weighed in the balance. She must prove
herself, year after year. She stands challenged.
Is this system of freedom and equity answering
the challenge? To meet this challenge, must not
America cite for her people a goal of her own—to
paraphrase Khrushchev: “the emergence of free
dom and equity as a world system?” Must not
America sacrifice selfishness, then work for her goal,
as Russia has taught her people to work for theirs?
Back home, you find Americans taking riotous ad
vantage of their freedom. You realize anew that
freedom requires self-discipline. Nothing less can
match the discipline of a communist regime.
Idleness, Selfishness. Complacency
No Stones for the Road to Peace
And how is all this related to peace?
Because the road to peace is not paved with the
unturned stones of idleness, selfishness and com
Because atomic stalemate still leaves the Soviet
Union free to gain the balance of world power by
the route her premier has announced.
Because, if communism gains the balance of pow
er by any means, the peace is lost. Then freedom’s
great struggle will still be ahead.
On the other hand, for America to stay in the
peaceful competition will mean that it will have to
improve, and that the Soviet system and ideology
will have to improve, through competitive emula
tion. If this happens, the great cause for conflict—
the conflict of beliefs—may be removed and re
placed by a better understanding, stone-by-stone.
Industry, labor, all America, have their part to
play. Your sense of the unsolved problems shouts
within you that Americans must work for their own
But not just that.
They must get interested in something besides
themselves: Other countries, the world, people—
even Russian people. In the two little girls who
“wish to correspondence.”
The girls are 14 years old now. In ten years—
women. The decade in which Soviet Russia says it
will “catch up with America.”
And after that. . .?
Last in a series of six articles by the author of Vision and The
Challenge (United Kingdom). His recent visit to Russia led to some
serious evaluations on the Kremlin’s aim to excel America indus
Concludes Mr. Mansfield: “Freedom requires self-discipline.
America must improve if she is to stay in peaceful world competi
tion. ... If the balance of power goes to communism, the peace is