North Carolina Newspapers

    Page Six
Thursday, April 6, 1939
It’s A Fact
Auto Make-up
The basic items used in mak
ing an auto consist of a ton and
a third of steel, 33 pounds of
copper and brass, two pounds
of tin, 27 pounds of lead, 144
pounds of cast iron, 110 pounds
of rubber, one tenth of a bale
of cotton, 13 square yards of
upholstery fabric, three gallons
of spraying lacquer, 37 pounds
of paper board and 18 square
feet of glass.
—Capper’s Weekly.
Sounds Fishy
In the United States there are
over 750 goldfish farms pro
ducing 23,000,000 goldfish a
year. The goldfish are valued
at more than $1,000,000. The
whole thing was started some
fifty years ago when Rear Ad
miral Daniel Amen of the Unit
ed States Navy brought a dozen
goldfish in a bowl from the
Orient. —Commentator.
“Ideal” Addicts
New York is addicted to
“ideals,” and if you study the
Manhattan telephone directory
you will find full confirmation.
For listed therein are the Ideal
Pants Co., the Ideal Ravioli Co.,
the Ideal Smoked Fish Co., the
Ideal Gas Shut-Off Co.—to say
nothing of the Ideal Muff Bed
Co.—Louis Sobol in New York
Cigar Museum
In the little town of Bunde,
Germany, is a “cigar museum”
which contains the world’s larg
est cigar—six feet long.
Maine Facts-
Maine was the first part of
the United States to be discov
ered, the first to be settled, the
first to hold religious worship,
the first to build a blockhouse
for defense, the first to erect a
home, the first to construct a
ship and the first to have a
chartered city.
—Fact Digest.
American Names
The Social Security Board re
ports that there are 470,190
Smith and 348,530 Johnsons on
its records. Browns, Williamses
and Millers run over 200,000
each. The shortest name is E;
the longest Xenogianokopoulos.
—New York Times.
How Many Steps?
Mother, busy with her house
work and children, is a record
stepper, according to a survey.
She takes some 12,000 steps
The total number of steps
taken by others:
Athletic girl—10,000.
Professional woman—9,000.
Girl wearing high heels—
Society woman—6,000.
—United Press.
Meat Consumption
During the past 30 years,
meat consumption in the U. S.
has shown a continued per cap
ita decline. In 1899 the per cap
ita dressed meat consumption
was 142.8 pounds. In 1931, the
per capita consumption was
133.2 pounds.
—Editor and Publisher.
Conditions in Spain
Given by Economist
Miss Thyra Edwards, political
economist and delegate from
the North American Committee
to Aid Spain, brought a vivid
picture of life in Spain to
the campus on Monday, Feb
ruary 20.
Strenuously denouncing dic
tator policies. Miss Edwards, in
mathematical fashion said,
“Germany added to Italian Fas
cism equals perpetual warfare,
expansion, and the elimination
of women’s rights.”
Fascists believe chiefly (1)
in the state, (2) that all democ
racies must be destroyed, and
(3) in racial supremacy.
Revealing the havoc spread
in Spain by 'Italians (who have
been in Spain since nine days
after the beginning of the civil
war, 100,000 strong). Miss Ed
wards urges this country to do
two things:
1. Lift the embargo to Spain.
2. Throw ourselves on the
side of the oppressed.
A contribution was made by
the student body toward medi
cal aid now being carried on by
American missions in Spain.
“It’s the style of Fascists to
march with friends till the
end. ’ ’—Mussolini.
Cries of Beasts, Birds,
Insects Oddly Named
It is almost impossible to give
a complete list, but here are
some of the more common cries
of animals, birds and insects,
writes a correspondent to the
Cleveland Plain Dealer. Apes
gibber, asses bray, beetles drone,
bears growl, cats mew and purr,
chickens peep, cocks crow, cows
moo or low, deer bell, doves
coo, ducks quack, eagles, vul
tures, peacocks scream; flies
buzz, frogs croak, geese cackle
and hiss, grasshoppers chirp,
hens cackle and cluck, horses
neigh and whinney, hyenas
laugh, jays and magpies chatter,
lions and tigers roar and growl,
mice squeak and squeal, monk
eys chatter and gibber, owls
hoot and screech, parrots talk,
pigeons coo, pigs grunt, squeak
and squeal; sheep and lambs baa
or bleat, snakes hiss, swallows
twitter, turkey cocks gobble,
wolves howl.
Religion in White House
(Continued from Page 1)
President Roosevelt took the
oath of office with his hand upon
the old Dutch Bible which had
been in the Roosevelt family for
But the most significant thing
that happened on thiat first in
augural was not what he did,
but what he said in the final
moments of that great address
which was filled with Biblical
references. It was in the closing
paragraph, and when it came it
thrilled a nation. It was a great
and yet a simple prayer from
the heart of one touched by hu
mility yet strengthened by a
profound faith in God: “In this
dedication of a nation we hum
bly ask the blessing of God. May
He protect each and every one
of us.” And his last words were,
“May He guide me in the days
to come!”
Yes, there is religion in the
White House.
Eight Record Train Runs
First mile-a-minute run: Lo
comotive Antelope, Boston to
Lawrence, Mass., 26 miles in 26
minutes, 1848.
First hundred-miles-an-hour
run: Empire State Express, be
tween Syracuse and Buffalo, N.
Y., a measured mile at 112.5
miles an hour. May 10, 1893.
Fastest recorded run in his
tory: Pennsylvania Special at
Elida, Ohio, three miles at 127.2
miles an hour, June 12, 1905.
Fastest official start-to-stop
run: City of Denver, Grand
Island to Columbus, Nebr., 62
miles at 81.3 miles an hour.
Fastest carded run over 2,000
miles: City of Los Angeles, Chi
cago to Los Angeles, 2,299 miles
at an average of 58 miles an
Fastest carded run over 1,000
miles: City of Denver, Denver
to Chicago, 1,048 miles at an
average of 67 miles an hour.
Fastest carded non-stop run
by steam: Twentieth Century
Limited, Elkhart, Ind., to To
ledo, Ohio, 133 miles at an aver
age of 75 miles an hour.
Fastest special run over 1,000
miles: Denver Zephyr, Chicago
to Denver, 1,017 miles at an
average of 83.3 miles an hour,
October 23, 1936.
—Lucius Beebe in “High Iron.”
Faculty Member Recognized
(Continued from Page 1)
appeared in practically all of
the principal cities of the East.
Miss Talley came to the
North Carolina College for Ne
groes to join the faculty in 1938.
Since she has* been here, she has
exhibited a very cooperative
spirit among the faculty and
students as well as shared with
them her remarkable musical
ability. Her accuracy at the
Hammond electric organ has
been remarkable and pleasing
to all who have heard her play.
On December 5, 1938, the
Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter of
the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
featured Miss Talley in a recital
in which she delighted her audi
ence of students, faculty and
friends with her excellent tal
ent. Their criticisms were as
James B. Kenyon in his “Twi
light and Music” says:
“She ran her fingers o’er the
ivory keys.
And shook a prelude from them
as a bird
Shakes from its throat a song.”
During December, 1937, and
January, 1938, Miss Talley made
an educational tour through
Mexico. As an artist she was
presented in recitals in several
of the principal cities of Mex
ico, such as Monterey, Nuevo
Leon and Mexico City, Distrito
The student body is indeed
appreciative to have such a per
son of distinction and rank on
its faculty.
The last two issues of the
Campus Echo have been late
because you did not remember
the deadline (the 15th).
You are also forgetting that
your copy should be typed and
Let this “word to the wise”
be sufficient.
—The Editor.
Annual Approved by
Merchants Association
The main difficulty that has
been facing the business staff
of The Eagle since the begin
ning of the attempt to solicit
advertisements from the local
merchants has been ironed out
after much hard work mixed
with arguments, discussions and
the like. The difficulty arose
when the Durham Merchant’s
Association denied the staff a
permit to solicit the members
of the association for advertise
What went on between the
first and final decisions is in
deed a long story but the end
of the story is the best part any
way and the end of it is that
permission has been granted
and the North Carolina College
Annual, The Eagle, has been
approved by the Durham Mer
chant’s Association as a stand
ard means of advertising.
Swinging on the Farm
Everyone went swinging in
the hay Tuesday night, March
7, when the sophomore class
gave the student body an after
exam lift with a barn dance.
Everyone attended attired as
farmers and the group was real
ly a picture to behold. Some of
the fellows and girls looked
very much at home in their
overalls and ginghams.
The music was furnished by
all of the nation’s swing artists
(whose recordings could be se
cured for the piccolo) and the
gymnasium was transformed
into a huge barn with hay
everywhere and farm imple
ments scattered about to add to
the farm setting.
There was never a dull mo
ment and everyone danced to
exhaustion and went home in
deed tired but happy.
Language of Flowers
(Continued from page 1)
Lavender, sweets to the sweet.
Lilac, unadorned beauty.
Lily, purity.
Lily of the Valley, double
Magnolia, magnanimity.
Marigold, honesty.
Orange Blossom, happiness in
Petunia, I believe in thee.
Poppy> forgetfulness.
Primrose, do not be bashful.
Rose (red), love.
Rose (white), worthy of love.
Rose (yellow), why waneth
Rosemary, remembrance.
Snowdrop, goodness.
Sweet Pea, I long for thee.
Tulip, unrequited love.
Verbenia, you have my confi
Violet, modesty.
White Heather, good luck.
—Woman’s Almanac.
Cure for Caries?
Lives there the man or wom
an who has no decayed teeth
and never has had any? If so,
he or she should come forward
and volunteer for tests which
may lead to the finding of a
cure or preventive of that wide
spread ailment, dental caries.
This idea was put forward by
Dr. John A. Marshall of the
University of California College
of Dentistry at the meeting of
the Southern California Dental
Association at San Diego.
Persons immune to caries.
Dr. Marshall said, have some
thing the rest of us lack.
Stick to Your Job
Diamonds are only chunks of
That stuck to their jobs, you^
If they’d petered out like most
of us do,
Where would the diamonds
It isn’t the fact of making a
It’s the sticking that counts,
I’ll say.
It’s the fellow who knows not
the meaning of fail.
But hammers and hammers
Whenever you think you have
come to the end
And you’re beaten as bad as
can be;
Remember that diamonds are
chunks of coal
That stuck to their jobs, you
—Minnie Richard Smith.
Grasshopper Plague
Depemls on Weather
Grasshoppers will either reach
plague proportions next sum
mer or will remain relatively
harmless, according to the turn
of the weather from now on. If
it is persistently cool and rainy,
especially in the late spring,
hatching will be retarded and
young ’hoppers will be killed.
If it is dry and warm there will
be new trainloads of poison bait
and armies of men to scatter it.
Surveys of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture indicate a
great wedge of grasshopper eggs
distributed across the country
from western Washington to
northern Michigan and coming
to a blunt tip in Texas. Most se
vere infestation follows two
long lines: one right along the
western boundaries of the Da-
kotas and Nebraska, on down
to the Texas panhandle; the
other from western Minnesota
to an especially bad spot in west
ern Iowa and eastern Nebraska,
thence across southern Iowa
and along the eastern “bulge”
of Illinois. There is also an iso
lated island of infestation along
the Mississippi river bottoms of
Arkansas, Tennessee and north
ern Mississippi.
Grasshopper eggs were laid
abundantly last fall, and the
winter weather does not affect
them to speak of. It is only when
they are emerging from the
eggs and crawling about as in
fant insects that they are sus
ceptible to chill and wet.
One-Tree Fire
A one-tree forest fire that
burned for six months, yet did
not kill the tree, is the unique
record established by a Califor
nia Big Tree in Sequoia Nation
al Park.
The giant tree was struck
by lightning probably about last
July. The fire smoldered in its
crown until midwinter, when its
presence was betrayed for the
first time by pieces of charcoal
falling to the ground. Rangers
could not reach the lofty blaze,
but winter rains and snows
finally extinguished it, leaving
the tree apparently none the

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