Increased Number Os Births Make Impact
Upon Public Schools; Better Attendance
Fewer Drop-outs and Greater Percentage of Pro
motions Change First Grade Situation
According to Survey
The increase in the number of births
in North Carolina since 1945 is now
making its impact upon the public
Total live births, according to sta
tistics from the State Boat’d of Health,
increased from an average .of 85,821
during the 8-year period 1938-1945 to
an average of 109,030 during the 8-
year period 1946-1953. For the more
recent 8-year period, the number of
live births totaled 872,240, whereas
during the next preceding 8-year per
iod the figure was 686,569. And for
the period 1930-1937 the number of
live births for the State totaled 618,-
614. The increase from the 1930-1937
period to the 1938-1945 period was 67,-
955, whereas the increase from the
1938-1945 period to the 1946-1953 per
iod was 185,671. An average of 23,-
209 more children were born, the fig
ures show, during each year of the
more recent period than were born
during the 1938-1945 period. Only 8,-
494 more'births, on an average, were
annually recorded for each year of the
1938-1945 period than were recorded
for the average year during the 1940-
These facts have a direct bearing
unon the public schools. Those chil
dren! born during the early years of
the most recent 8-year period are just
now entering the first grade—those
born in 1946 entered in 1951; those
born in 1947 entered in 1952; and
those born in 1948 entered in 1953.
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According to the course of events, |
those children bom in 1949, a total of
107,940 will enter school in the fall
Other significant facts besides those
concerning births are the following:
1. First grade for the white group
enrollment decreases nearly consist
ently from 1931-32 to 1947-48, when
for three years increases took place.
Then for the next two years, 1950-51
and 1951-52, there were further de
creases, followed by another increase
to 70,892 in 1952-53.
1 2. Negro first grade enrollment has
followed a decreasing trend from
1932-33 when the figure was 92,712
to 36,553 in 1952-53.
3. Figures relating to membership
(last day of school) follow the same
general trends for both groups.
4. Number and percentage of drop
outs have been downward in the main,
to an almost static situation within
5. Number and percentage of pro
motions and non-pr.omotions have been
generally upward and downward, re
spectively. Figures for more recent
years indicate a better school situation
in respect to this grade.
6. Relationship of average daily
1 membership to average daily attend
; ance as reflected by the number and
: percentage of average daily absences
also shows an improving trend for
7. And finally, the relationship in
number between the first grade en
rollment and the second grade enroll
ment of the succeeding year is becom
I Weekly Devotional
; By James Mackenzie
| How does God speak to men?
■ Through his conscience? But the
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THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON. N. C ' rrr URSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1954.
|M HRAI.TH HORIZONS I
Increasing Mental Alertness: A Simple Key
A simDle wav to improve your work output and mental alertness is
suggested by. recent studies at the College of Medicine of the State
University of lowa. , ~
The scientists’ prescription for this improvement will, probably sur* s
prise you. They have no new magic 1
I went All they recommend is that <
you eat a good, sensible breakfast.
They have found this by compar
ing the mental and physical effi
ciency of many groups during
periods when they ate breakfast,
jand when they didn’t. All their
tests have shown that people, from
young school boys to older men and
women, show up best when they
Fuel for Your Motor
This is as logical as it is simple.
You wouldn’t expect a motor ‘to
start without fuel, or to run most
i efficiently on inferior fuel. Your
! body and mind peed fuel too—and
that’s food especially after a
» long night’s fast. Yet many of us
thick of breakfast as unimportant
—rush off to a day’s work with only
a cup of coffee and a bite of toast.
That’s hardly being fair to our
selves, as you can see from the
latest study of Dr. W. W. Tuttle
and his associates at lowa,
i In this study 25 boys cooper
ated. It lasted for 26 weeks, divided
alternately into two- or three
i week periods of breakfast and no
breaklast. All this time, records
were kept of the boys’ work rate,
work output, and school marks.
| When the test was over, two and
; two were put together, and here’s
what the scientists found; (1)
Maximum work rate and maxi
t mum work oui put decreased dur
ing the no.breakfast periods, and
■ voice of conscience tells one man that
a certain thing is all right, and an
. other that it is wrong. Also, the still
small voice becomes still smaller when
it is constantly ignored. Further, the
conscience may become so corrupted
that it merely reflects our own sinful (
desires. Well does the Bible say that
while the conscience accuses some of
wrong doing, it excuses the wrong do
ing of others. No, conscience in it
• self is not a safe guide.
Does God speak through reason
i alone? 0, proud, foolish man, that
we exalt our own minds as the voice,
of God! Brilliant men often find
themselves in hopeless disagreement.
How do you know you may trust your
reason? Because it seems reasonable
to trust it? There is nothing so un
reasonable as the exaltation of man’s
finite mind. Once again, reason by
itself is no certain voice of God.
What is God’s Word to men? Lot
me submit it is the Bible, the whole
Bible, and nothing but the Bible. The
Bible is the infallible, inerrant, verbal- \
ly inspired Word of God. Every word, <
every syllable, every letter, every - ]
punctuation mark from the front cover
to the hack is authoritative as the
Word of God. Even the covers are to
be believed, for they say “The Holy
Bible,” and that’s just what it is.
Jesus Himself extended the inspira
tion of the Scriptures to every jot and
tittle. What did He mean by that?
The “jot” (or “yodh”) is the smallest
formula, and it’s no expensive treat- 1
increased when the boys did eat
breakfast. (2) Scholastic records
improved during the periods when
the boys had three, instead of two, I
meals a day. (3) Even the attitude :
toward school work improved dur
ing the breakfast-eating weeks;
instead of being “careless, languid
and listless during the late morn
ing hours,” the boys showed in
Start the Day Right
These improvements —in groups
of all ages, remember, in previous
studies didn't result from a
greater amount of food, because
there was no difference. During
the "no-breakfast” weeks, other
[ meals were made a bit larger, to
; make the calorie intake the same.
The difference is simply in start
ing the day right, with enough
■ breakfast to supply muscles and
I mind with working power.
Hebrew letter, and it resembles an
apostrophe (’) both in form and in
size. The “tittle” is the superfluous,
unnecessary part of a letter. For ex
ample, the tittle of the letter J is the
little horizontal line on top of the let
ter. Even that, says Jesus, is in
spired. I have heard Bible believing
Christians sneeringly referred to as
Biblical literalists (which we most
definitely are not!) because we be
lieve that the words of the Bible are
inspired. Jesus believed that the
very letters are inspired; indeed that
even the fancy little “extra” lines on
! the letters are inspired.
But we must accept the Bible by
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who so read it, prayerfully seeking!
the mind of God. As Sir Walter Scott)
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Happiest they of human race,
To whom their God has given grace
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Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.
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