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Mountain climbers rope them
selves together. It’s safer that ‘
way. It also keeps the sensi
ble ones from going home.
The average couple splits up
the Christmas chores. Sb©
signs the greeting cards and
he signs the checks!
DEC., 1957 T^c
Lincoln Students Stress War On Tuberculosis
RESEARCH SHOWS .luBERCuiosis GURABiE | guy Cfirisfmos Sca/s And Help
H Ai.- j: • z-. II.. 1.1 1 ■
I. Tuberculosis Is a very old
and dangerous disease, which
dates back to prehistoric times.
Many examinations from bones in
mummies showed that they had
T.B. which was called consump
IL Statistics liave shown tliat
the cure of T.B. is improving
greatly. Deaths iiave dropped a
great deal. In N. C.'. 1918, 3,400
people died and in 1956 and only
253 died. The reason for so many
deaths in earlier years was that
tile people stayed home rather
than go' to the doctor for X-rays.
Many of tliem wait until they .see
a symtom, wherein there arc
many cases where no symtoms at
all are shown.
III. There are usually no symp
toms in the early stages of tuber
culosis. A person may feel well
and yet be sick with TB. Tliis is
the time when the diease can be
most easily cured. When signs do
appear, it may mean that llie di
sease has entered an advanced,
more difficuU-to-cure stage. Sym
toms may include one or more of
the followingi^' Excessive fatigue,
toss .of appetite, and weight, fre-
queiit*^6ids. chronic coughing,
■'■1^ fever, indigestion, niglit sweats,
Vij^-.and-spitting up* of blood. Doctors
use a combination of four methods
to find...fubef^il6sis„ i
—i. JL luOi^icuiai" ,‘Vfesi7~^ IV i c Ii
. shows ifitliere are TB^germs
In'the body. '
A chest X-ray, which can
• . ivAiShow if TB germs have done
. any. damage.
3. Labratory tests, which finds
out if TB germs are growing
. A'lnd escaping the body.
. 4. Alhorough physical examina
tion with medical history.
IV. There is no complete suc
cessful vaccine for tuberculosis.
The only one in general use. B.
'C,G. .'Bacillus Calmette-Guerin >
doesn’t prevent TB in all in
stances. althougli it assists, it does
not replace, other method.s of con
trolling. BCG, in the United Slates,
—" used mainly among people wlio
are constantly exposed to TB in
of the disease. Generally, there
are: !
1. Rest—usiialiy in bed, at least
during the eany stages of
2. Drugs—to help bring the
germs under control.
3. Surgery — the removal of
damaged parts of the lungs,
when necessary, or collapse
of the lung to help it lieal
VI. The greatest advance in the
treatment of tuberculosis in past
decade has been the discovery of
drugs which can be used effective
ly in TB. The principal drug in
use today is isoniazid; other lead
ing drugs are streptomycin and
RAS 1 Para-Aminosalicylic Acid).
While these drugs, when used
alone or in combination, do not
kill all TB germs, they do sup
press further growth of the bacilli.
VII. There is no need to go to
another state for the treatment of
tuberculosis, because climate has
nothing to do with TB. The best
place for most patients to go for
treatments of TB is a hospital near
home. This is why:
1. The hospital furnishes the
best in up-to date medical,
nursing, and surgical care.
2. There is less chance that
family and friends will catch
- S. Instructior»4s
hospital. '
4. Many hospital .employjjiouu-’
selors and other staff mem
bers who can help the pati
ent prepare for his return to
family and job.
Vni. For the cure of tubercul
osis N. C. offers 4 liospitals. They
are McCain, Southern Pines, Black
Mountain, B.M.N.C., Wilson, N. C..
and Gradly SanTlorium in Cliapei
Hill. N. C. These liospitals ha^'e
at least 1600-1700 patients at all
times, and these hospitals, the pa
tients are treated by special doc
tors in the field of tuberculosis,
TX. Yes, TB can be prevented,'
We are well along the road of
prevention when we realize that
tuberculosis is not only an indivi
dual problem but also a commun
ity responsibility. Tliis means
everyone must work together—
physicians, official and voluntary
Wage War On Tuberculosis
V. The medical treatment of TB
varies according to location in
the body and severity of the in
fection. One or ;more methods may ' agencies, and all otlier interested
be employed to halt the progress persons and groups.
How does the army of Christmas
seals fight the enemy? It does it
in many ways. To begin, the peo
ple in all areas of our life must
purchase Christmas seals, espe
cially the citizens of our town.
This will give ammunition with
which to fight. The seals makes
possible research into the nature
of tlie disease and metliods of
curing it.
Too, the purchase of Christmas
seals makes possible tlie spread
of new knowledge gained by pro
viding literature to be circulated
among the people, and the secur
ing of books and magazines to
bring cheer to the discouraged pa
tients in the sanitoriums. Who does
not thrill at the sight of a happy,
smiling patient, who has found an
absorbing hour in a book made
possible for him.
Further, The purchase of Christ
mas seals help to provide an ef
fective program of control, which
includes a broad range of acti
vities. Community organization,
health, education, “patient serv
ices,’^ case. supervision'- -and fact
finding are but a few of these
To achieve these, the citizens of
our town, the school, the teacher,
the students ,and certainly the
parents must give tlieir full sup
port by buying and using Christ
mas seals in large numbers.
“A” — 93-100
“B” — 83-89
“A” Honor Roll—Joseph Petti-
ford; “B’ Honor Rdll—Harold
Corbett, Juliet Baker, Markethia
Baldwin, Lillian Farrington, Rich
ard Fikes, Helen Jones and Hugh
, GRADE, 11.
. •Hohor'Roll—Ndrrnan^Burn-
ette and Barbara Worth.
“A” Honor Roll—Curtis Farring
ton; “B” Hpnor Roll — Minnie
Baker and Sylvester Bynum.
“B” Hgnor Roll—Mary Atwater,
Renee Booth, Rena Headen, Peg
gie Hogan,'Brenta Jones, Annie
Peral Neville,' Garrett >Weaver and
Christalena JiVorth
By Barbara Worth
Some Facts
About Tuberculosis U
By Harold Foster
One of the diseases heading
the list of the great killers of
the American people is Tubercu
losis. Facts will show this to bs
the case.
Let us look further into this
matter and attempt to learn why*
this is true. As I think about it,
I find that there are several rea
sons for the high death rate. -
First, many cases are undiscov
ered; second, it is highly com
municable and third, public fear
and ignorance are important con
tributing causes. Considering the
first reason — how can we dis
cover whether or not we have
tuberculosis? There are two ways
of which we all know: the x-ray
or fluoroscope ad the tuberculin
test, or skin test. The tuberculin
or skin test is usually given un
der the skin of the arm with a
needle. At the end of a certain
time, the spot on the arm is
checked. If any inflamation or
rednes appears then the test 1.5
said to be positive and an x-ray •
is recommended. The fact that. •
a skin- test is positive does
always meaii that you'-.have'-the
disease,,,but it-does mean. .
you have come in-,contact with-rxi^
the. germ at.some
test is negative
• necessary,
Library Club
The Library Club welcomes Miss
Ruby Alston, a senior, as a new
member. Already, Ruby lias ap
plied herself diligently to the task
Oil November 25 the P. T. A.
met in the school cafeteria with
Mr. .C. A. McDougle presiding.
Guest speaker for the evening
was bur associate superintendent.
Dr>. Jos^h M. Johnston, who
gave an address to the faculty,
parents and friends.
: Tim iLihcoln High School chor
us performed, singed two beauti
ful numbers. This marks the
. tliird time that Dr. .Johnston has
spoken to the faculty and mem
bers of the Lincoln High School.
—A Sfifdent
There is a basic freedom that
we are in danger of losing—the
freedom to be one’s best, the
chance for the development of
each person to the highest capa
city. This freedom has started
slipping away from ns because of
three great misunderstandings.
First, the misunderstanding of
the word democracy. Second, the
misunderstanding that concerns
what makes for happiness. The misunderstanding is in the
area of values, ^
Most .Americans siitiscrilie to j
certain values wliich they learn
in childhood. One is a basic sense j
of fair play, Second is a respect
for the ti-uth and for the right to
liear the truth spoken. Third, is a
concern not to be played for a
sucker—not to be treated as an
underling. No individual, no group,
no nation can be liappy under a
system that gives it an inferior
place or recognition solely on tlie
basis of its power to rule.
True democracy is the type of
society and government devised by
man for the welfare of man. This
type of society or government
must be understood before it can
be effectively livtM. It is formed
by two Greek words meaning peo
ple and power. Democracy con
cerns itself with the welfare and
happiness of all mankind, regard
less of birth, color, inlieritance.
status ,or creed; with its respect
I for human personality and its
faith in the wisdom of pooled
j Judgment.
I believe in a democracy tliat
The program committee* is busy gradually develops by tlie strug-
of promoting tlie smooth opera
tion of the lil)rary. Her quietness,
dignity, sincerity, and industrious-
ness make lier almost invaluable
in tlie capacity of an assistant.
Tlie club has begun to plan con
structive meetings for the new
year. From time to time, demon
strations of policies aiui practices
will be made by various members.
Book reviews and round table dis
cussions of books and authors will
also be promoted. Each member
has been asked to - read, at least,
one book each month.
Thomas fAlston. Virginia Edward.s,,
Thomas .Farrington, Charlene, Mc
Dougle, -.Alice Terrell - and , Sandra
Weaver. “B”. Honor Roll—Winfred
Atwater,. Betty Baldwin. Bernard
Britt, Bettye . Burnette, Barbara
Bynum, Sylvester Bynum, Carl
Edward.s, Earl Geer, Juanita Faye
Jones, Carl Maddox. David Mason.
Kannis Minor, Delaine Perry, Car
rie Webb and Minnie Wililams.
“A ’ Honor Roll—Mary E. Als
ton, Barbara Scott and Siierdenia
Thompson. "B'’ Honor Roil—Bet
tye Lou Alston, Mary Frances Bar
bee, Thomasina Briggs, James R.
Brlttian, Barbara Burnette, Thom
as Bynum. Annie M. Edwards,
Nellie Lee Edwards, Biilue Far
rington, Bernard Farrington, Ca
rol Johnson, Janie Jones. Thomas
Mason and Vivian Terrell.
Honor Roil Committee — M. G.
Frazier, R. M. Reese and C. H.
working out tlie final details . of
the Christmas party. .A good time
is in store for everyone.
To you, we say. “MERRY
YEAR"!! Lucinda Edwards
gles of man lowai-d a more en
lightened status, Do we really be
lieve tliat evei-y individual should
learn what are the advantages of
democracy over all t>ther forms of
social living. Any system (hot
(See. DEMOCRACY, Page 4)
Christmas is a time when the
whole world seems abstractive,
yet, it’s the most esqiiisite era of
For the Christians it is extreme
joy. for tliey realize that for that
reason tliey were saved
For the children of the world it,
is complete liappines.s, for it ha.s
long been known that Santa is
tlie- upmost thrill at Christmas
time for the tots.
Even our comrades at war. the
bed-ridden, the blind, the mule,
and the crippted get a sensation
at Christmas, as no other time
in the year, it seems to be some
thing natural and God given!
But for the ordinary people, as
you and I, Christmas is a time of
great joy! love! beauty! But most
of all, a time of extreme praise
to. our father for tlie gift of Jesus
Christ our Lord!
the disease -is- present-.a spat-r/.>.
show: TTiere is.'a> difference. in ^
the x-ray and .. :, .
that the x-ray'pririts;-a picturt.^ -"
while the fluoroscope does not. V
My second reason given- was
that it is highly communicable.
By this I mean that it can be
easily given from one person to
another. Some of the way in
w’hich it can be done are through. .
coughing: eating with utensils
used by an infected person; liv- _ ■-
ing' with an infected person and ■
coming in contact with articles
which contain the germ.
Thirdly, I have listed public
fear and ignorance. This is very
important for if we know more
about the disease 'and are no
longer agraid of it then we can
help control it. How many of u.s
have heard someone say, “t
won’t go to a doctor because C
don’t want to know how sick I
am or if I’m sick?” How many
have you heard say, “I can’t
leave my family?” Isn’t it better
to learn that you are sick early
enough to be cured—or woulrl
you rather die? Wouldn’t it be
better to leave your family for a
while and return to them well
and happy rather than give them
the same disease?
Some people learn that they
have tuberculosis, but refuse to
tell others. Tuberculosis is noth,
ing to be a.shamed of, but it is
a serious disease. It must be
found and cured—not found and
Now let us turn to the disease
itself. Among the things we
would like to know-are these; 1.
What is tuberculosis? 2. Whah
causes it? 3. What are its symp-
tons? 4. Can it be cured and if
so, how? 5. After being cured,
then what? '
Let us discuss each point by
1, Our school dictionarv de
fines tuberculosis as a disease
affecting various tissues of the
(See FACTS, Page 4)

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