Fund Is Vital
with never a thought . running
through my mind tyiat I might
need help from tiut very fund.
Shortly afterward, my ton, Bobby,
age 19, went to Charlotte to
take an examination for tome type
of mechanical work. He waa turned
down by the first examiner and
told he would never be able to enter
any kind of aerviee. Hi* Mood
preiaure waa ISO.
"Better aee your doctor," they
After a tew daya of debating
with himaelf, be went to a local
- doctor, who waa accustomed to
looking after our family ailmenta.
It waa hia firat viait to a doctor
aince he waa 12.
The doctor gave bin an examination
and treated him a few
daya in an effort to bring down
hia blood preaaure. No auceeaa.
Bobby waa instructed to go to the
boepltal for additional testa and
By thla time he realised that
there waa something wrong. None
of ua ever gueaaed there waa
something wrong which could not
be treated at our Stanly Hospital.
I waa walking down the hall of
the hoapltal, on my way to see
Bobby when I met the doctor.
My firat words were, "What'l
wrong with Bobby?"
Hia reply act my heart beating
faster aa he aaid, "Come down te
Bobby's room. I haven't told him
yet and 111 toll you both." ny
There we were told that Bobby
had a hardened he^rt artery. The
main veaael from hia heart waa
cloaing up and they could do nothing
about it In the local hospital.
]Ht were too (hocked for words.
The doctor went right on and
explained what could be done. He
recommended that Dr. Glenn Sawyer
at Baptist Hospital in Win
•tun-Salem be consulted Ha alao
saM aa operation ol this kind
would to wry expensive.
Bobby Mid right sway to coold
aot take such aa expensive operation.
Nevertheleaa. we went to
Wiiutuo&ilem, where we were
told in mofwdetail of Bobby'* condition.
It wis at that time we all faced
lUrkneif rack as only God can
comfort. We were told that Bobby
couldn't live to to more that
80 years of see In his prasset oonditico.
and that his chance* #f surviving
the operation were slim,
lince ho was more than It yean
of ace. Besides, it would coat from
a thousand to fifteen hundred
Dr. Sawyer relieved the money
worries by telling us to d gat help
through the Children's Fund la
Rtleifli ihffilj wc decided in fi*
vor of the operation
Bobby decided for the operation,
after careful consideration. It was
hi* decision, for we felt to would
have to make up his own mind.
If we tod advised him and our advie*
had turned out to to wrong,
we would have never gotten over
Now, of course, we are all pleasMi
that to decided to have the operation.
He underwent surgery
June SO and has since been pronounced
normal. He has an average
life ecpectaaey now that the
heart condition has been relieved.
He was married in October to
Miss Barbara Lambert and they
are living In St. Louis, Ho., where
■to 1a employed at McDonald's
Aircraft a* a file clerk and he in
the engine works.
We never received any bills or
signed any papers. What Bobby's
insurance didn't take care of
was paid by the Children's rund.
It la a wonderful thing to know
that such operations can to performed
Heart Fund will always to my
"pet" organization. Let's all give
Edward Scott, Highlander Motor
Company aervtcc man, recently returned
from the Chrysler Corporation
Training Center at Center
Line, Michigan, near Detroit,
where lie attended an intensive
three weeks' trtioini ill
various phase* of car car* and repair.
The courae Included latent method*
in engine, diagnosis and tuneup.
coaxial power steering. front
> us pension and ' powar steering
pump, torque-flight transmission,
powerflite trammlaalon, electrical
lyttem. and engine conditioning.
Joe William*, proprietor of the
local Chrysler and Plymouth agency,
said Scott «h *ent to the
training achool in line with Highlander
Motor Company policy of
heaping a bread of latest factory
method* in expert car care and
repair In a fast-changing industry.
WHOOPING CRANES .
Observers have noted only two
young whooping cranes this year
at the Aran*a* National Wildlife
Refuge In Texas Latest report*
had accounted for twenty-four wild
whoopers, 23 on the Aranaa* refuge
and one on the portion of
the King ranch that Is nearest the
refuge. A year ago, there were 29
of the crane* on the refuge, *ix of
them young bird*.
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Tke Watauga County Register of
Deed* OMn u»u«i »arriage
liMNi during the month of Februiry
10 uw ivuovsp. ^
Jane* LouU McCuire. Todd,
and Mary Elizabeth Phillip*.
Boone; Ranzy Howard Woodring.
Ht. 2. Boom, aad Tempi* Ruth
Ellison, Ztooville: Eatle Henry
Meek and Betty Charlem- De
busk, both of Briatol, Va.; Carl M.
Johnson. Reese. and Betty Lou
Ward. Vilaa; Cliaard A Hieka,
Boone, and Mary Virginia Oaks,
Banner Elk; Ronald Dewitt Cos.
Triplett, and Barbara Jean DanMr,
Vllaa; Floyd Lee Presnell. HI.
ft, Boone, and Rirbara Ann
Chu. 0, Boone; Rale W. DoUon,
Boone, and Geneva Nonria, Zioavilie;
Franklin Delano Tilley, Bt.
2, Mt. Airy and BUlie Jane Poyce,
Franelaco; Henry Albert Greene
and Belle Adam* Cole, both of
Boone; Junior Paul EI d r e t h.
Boom, aad Pauline Dorothy Moreti.
British forces cut-back warriei
the United States
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