THE BLACivftlltD, ROCKY MOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1953
THE DIME MARCHES ON
“Whc.n in the course of human events it becomes
necessary for cne people ” This taken from one of
our grcuCcst u^^^uiiicnts—Declarat.on of Independ
ence—st-ii ixC.as a strong part of our love and hope
for our nacion. Children or even grownups aren’t
filled with much hope if suddenly stricken with the
dreauiui disease i oliIO. To them their only hope is
to iie i.au on oacks unable to move because some
part of the bot.y xias been paralized or they must lie
in an iron lung to enable them to breathe.
Yes, m this “course of human events it becomes
neceEsaiy fpr one people” and all people to do their
part By supporting our March of Dimes campaign we
are giving nop^ gg tnosa people who have been strick
en. 'j-he iixcn^y h_.p3 to give the mthe proper medical
tieatments aii.u iS aiso used in the research for the
cure of polio.
Gracious giving requires no special talent nor large
an*ount oi i„bne>. It is compounded of the heart and
the h„ad aco.ng together to achieve the perfect means
of expiet.isxng our reelings, i? or as Emerson explains,
“The best gut is one tied with your heart strings.”
A little girl gave her mother several small boxes tied
with bright ribbons. Inside each were slips of paper
on which the child had printed such messages as,
“Good for two tioor-scrubbings,” and “Good for two
flower-bed weedings.” She had never read Emerson,
but unconsciously she put a big part of her small self
into her gift.
Often the most successful gift is a spontaneous
one. Act v/hile the .mpulse is fresh—giving of your
self kiiows no special days.
Oiir gift may. be no more than a kind word or a let
ter written at the right time. The important thing
about any gilt is the amount of ourselves which we
put into it.
With exams came the surge of lost, strayed or
stolen bcolcs. Many of these books and notebooks were
needed for exam rev.ew. Lack of books and notes
caused many students to make lower grades than
they would, have if they had had their notes and
books to study.
Just before exams, the house and grounds commit
tee sponsored a cleanup campaign of lockers. Many
library and text books were found at that time, but
there are still many missing. Where are these books?
Are|^. We careless?V carrying someone else’s books
thiiilcing they are ours—or have we absent-minded-
ly left them lying around some place at home??
Let’s try to cure our carelessness and absent-mind
edness and find some of these books.
A GI hair cut you notice first....
He’s as neat in his work coat as a
nurse A pleasant smile and
cheery hello With a mechanical
pen he’s a very smart fellow.
The Sure Way!
Young and attractive with,
short blonde curls Sweet and
appealing as new found pearls
Alwajs happy whenever you pass
The book of history is taught
in her class.
Tall, quiet with fair complexion
To his classes he shows much
affection Willing to help in a
cheery way Geometry’s formu
la to him is not play.
Snow white hair, pleasing and
kind Eeems to lea\e all worries
behind In typing and shorthand
she rates high /.nd sends you a
smile when she catches your eye.
The time came at last!
Would we fail or pass?
We didn't feel too down hearted
Once we finally got started.
So we got out our books and
And for once we received a good
Each year we have an awful dread
To take aii exam: we’d rather be
But what difference now? No need
It's over now for all of us.
Let’s begin anew and start off
\.nd study harder every night.
By Jane Edwards
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• Get it?) In an argument be
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kon!” Santa Claus must have a
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JANUARY 2 TO 31
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Is there any chance for us to
meet Clem and Cora?
Dear D. S.,
I must say there has been a
popular demand for Clem and
Cora to appear at different meet
ings. I’m sure by now you have
recognized who they are from the
pictures. As far as meeting them
and having them tell you about
South-Hicken-Sack, they would
be glad too. If you would like
them to talk to you, get in touch
with Mr. Edson and he’ll arrange
for their appearance. Maybs
they’ll be able to come to a class
meeting. I’m sure they’ll be
thrilled at the idea of meeting
I Dear Editor,
j Do you think I should take five
subjects? If you do, how can I
convince my parents that I
It is hard to say yes or no to
such a question. If you, by the end
of the year, have a good average—
at least a “B”, I say yes; but if
you don’t, I would suggest that
jfou take only-fom- subjects.
Others have taken five and
have made good grades, but they
had to study hard. If you plan to
do likewise, by all means take five
subjects. You say your parents
disagree, Ma’^be it’s because they
know you better than you know
5 ourself. Take their advice.
What Tuberculosis Means To Me
What does tuberculo-sis mean to
me? Perhaps I can best tell you
through my own experience; for,
you see. I’ve had it.
I was seventeen and a senior
n high school when the world
crashed about my ears. The tiny
tubercle bacilli were discovered in
a routine x-ray of seniors by our
local committee of the National
Tuberculosis Association. I had
been just an ordinary girl before,
complaining about school but
thoraughly enjoying it, dating on
weekends, going to movies with
friends, and dreaming of a Prince
Charming and a rose-covered cot
tage by a silver lake. But the
dread disease tuberculosis had
changed all that and ruined my
life. Or so I thought.
I was admitted to a sanatorium
for tuberculosis patients only
about twenty miles from my
home. My family was grateful
thf.t I was near enough for them
to visit me often. We were in
formed that the local committee
of the National Tuberculosis As
sociation would assist me in
every way possible.
In the sanatorium, I learned
that fortunately my case had
been caught in the early stager,
and I had a good chance for re- i
co'.ery. Tliere I met new friends,
people who like myself had been
normal and hacpy one day—con
fused and uncertain the next. I
can’t say I enjoyed my nine
months stay in the sanatorium,
but while there I gained fresh hopt Association.)
and courage, and a new perspec
tive. I learned too, that tubercu
losis is everyone’s problem and
that by working and cooperating
with doctors, health authorities,
md the National Tuberculosis As
sociation, we can lick tuberculosis
before it licks us.
I hope in these few paragraphs,
my words have made you realize
that tuberculosis strikes anyone,
I want to thank all Americans,
who in years past have generously
bought Christmas seals. T thank
them for my very life. It is from
the money derived from the sale
of those little seals. 94% of which
stays in the contributors home
state, that the work of the Na-
•^'ional Tuberculosis Association is
carried out. Won’t you help some
one else’s dreams and hopes come
trus as you did mine and buy
Cihri-Jtmas seals? You see, I found
Tiy Prince Charming and together
•'’e’re p'anninsr our rose covered
cottage by a silver lake.
Trberculosis can be cured if
found in time.
(For my T. B. article, I wrote
a fictitious feature story entitled
’VH*T TUBERCULOSIS MEANS
By Peggy Jo Geddie
(Editor’s Note: The above selec
tion won first place locally in a
contest sponsored jointly by the
Columbia Scholastic Press Asso
ciation and National Tuberculosis