The Joirul - Patriot INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS Published Mondays and Thursdays at North Wilkesboro, North Carolina JULTD8 C. HUBBARD—MRS. D. J. CARTER PiMfefhm 1182—DANIEL J. GARTER—1141 SUBSCRIPTION RATHB: One Year $2.00 (la Wflkee and Adjoining Ctfanttos) One Year . - $8.00 (Outside Wllkea and Adjoining Oooatim) Rates to Those in Service: One Year (anywhere) $2.00 Entered at the postofflee at North Wilkeeboro, North Carolina, aa Seoond-Claaa matter nnder Act of March 4, 1879. Thursday, May 26, 1949 I « b . m+ i Tuberculosis Hospital Splendid Institution The Wilkes county tuberculosis hospital is functioning well in care and treatment of tuberculosis patients. Last year the institution furnished 8,796 days of patient care at very moderate cost. The striking part about the institution is that it is a splendid example of cooperative effort. The Tuberculosis association works in close cooperation with the county board of commissioners. Since the hospital was re-opened, extensive improvements have been made in order that modern treatment and proper care could be given patients and get them on the road to recovery. A new and modern X-ray machine and new treatment room are some of the latest improvements. With the county supplying funds for day-to-day operation, and the Tuberculosis continuing its fine work, the hospital will continue to fill a desperate need in the county in providing a place for isolation and good treatment of the unfortunate people who are stricken with tuberculosis. o Citizenship Awards Honors For Students The North Wilkesboro Kiwanis club here Friday presented citizenship certificates to outstanding students in Wilkes high schools. Each year the award is given to a rising senior from each high school, selected by fellow students on the basis of citizenship qualities in school. This award represents a high honor. Students make the selection on the basis of character, leadership, achievements and scholarship, attributes of good citizenship in high school. High school is a training field for citizenship. Youth in high school must learn to work with fellow students, and there get training which helps them to become a part of the citizenship of our great nation. Citizenship should be stressed throughout the school life of every student, teaching them that living in a great and free country carries responsibilities which must be met. o Borrowed Comment WRONG WORD, MR. ACH&ofo (Charlotte Observer) While this newspaper is in thorough agreement with Secretary Acheson's statement that a Pacific pact would not be practicable now, because there are only three or four governments in that area stable enough to take part in it, we were struck by one word the secretary used in describing those conditions—internal. A Pacific pact, he said, could not be effective until the present internal conflicts in are resolved. Now, we wonder if he meant what he said. If he considers the war in China, the Communist conspiracies in Indo-China, Burma, and Malaya, and the disturbances in Indonesia as purely intei'nal affairs, he has a less comprehensive grasp of world affairs than we gave him credit for. If ever a situation concerned the whole world and the United States in particular, it is the Communist advance in China. It is part of a Russian geopolitical plan to bring the whole last Mb wUtr Oom munist control, and the disturbances in Indo-Ohina, Burma, and Malaya are parts of that same plan. If it succeeds, the United States will be pushed out of the Far East. If Russia gets and holds the same position from which we ejected Japan only after four years of bloody fighting, all the fruits of World War II will be lost, and our fifty-year struggle for the open door in China will result in abject failure. , Not only that, but, once Russia has consolidated her position in the Far East with a solid front from above the Arctic circle to below the equator, she will then turn her attention to India and Iran, and thence to the Near East. Maybe it was a slip of the Secretary's tongue, but a vast geopolitical scheme like that could hardly be called with any degree of accuracy an internal affair. o Raleigh, N. 0., Times, March 9, 1949: "Drunken Driving Declines in State." The; state is rejoicing because February's record of 960 rescinded driving licenses is 60 under the number who lost their lic4 enses in February of last year. 731 people lost their licenses this year, however,^ for drunken driving. Dallas Morning. News: "Ma and Pa Shoot Fast, Amateur Burglar Riddled." The "burglar" had returned, after hours, to the tavern to get his coat, and when he couldn't find it, decided ih his befuddled mind, to take enough beer to pay for it. So, to the liquor he'had purchased earlier in the evening, the proprietor and his wife contributed a good deal of buckshot and bullfets. — THEEVERYDAY COUNSELOR By Rev. Herbert Sp&ugh, D. D. Recently in Winston-Salem, N. C., & celebration took place commemorating th( 100th anniversary of Forsyth County iu which the city is located. There was a huge parade throughout the city streets and a tremendous pageant in the city stadium portraying the progress of life and the tremendous industrial achievements of that community during the century of its existence as a county seat. However, the community and its origin goes back much further than 1849. It commenced with thf founding of Old Salem in 1766. Feature writer Mary 0. Wiley of th^ Twin-City Sentinel in a story describing early life in this community says that "politeness in the home was a fundamental 'must' in Old Salem. Much of the family reading came from the pages of the Bible." .This is to be expected, as Salem was founded by the Moravian Episcopal Church as a religious community. Originally the town council was the governing board of the church. Those who settled in the community had a common purpose and a conimon desire. One is reminded of the description in the Book of Acts of the early disciples on the day of Pentecost when the Christian Church came to life in great power, "They were all with one accord in one place." There's tremendous power in Christian unity. It can be the greatest power in the world, and is a power which we so desperately need. The many divisions in the Christian Church are one of our modei«n tragedies. And yet the things on which \Je agree are so many more than on which wje disagree. And those things on which we agree are so much more important than those on which we disagree. We share a common Bible which varies only in differences of translation. The fundamentals are all the same. We worship the same God who sent Jesus Christ into the world to proclaim peace and good will among men. Throughout this country ve find those communities which were founded as Chri tian settlements by godly men and worn still flourishing far beyond those whi were founded simply as community cenjers. Winston-Salem is an example of thi Old Salem with its godly ancestry, with i high ideals offered a firm foundation upon which the newer town of Winston grew to one of the great industrial centers of thje country. Religion and industry have gone hand in hand there, and the two towns, now merged into one, offer a striking example of the fact that material achievement rests upon spiritual foundations. Reference: Acts 2:1. tar Heels Nominated For Postmasterships Washington, May . 16.—Presilent Truman sent to the Senate today nominations of 11 North Carolinians to be postmasters. In some caaes these nominations are held over from last year, when the Republican 80th Congress failed to approve them for confirmation. ' The names of those nominated today, and their post office* are: Walter C. Craven at Ashe- i boro; Maurice E. Walsh at North Wllkesboro; Arthur F. Dawklns at East Rockingham; Clarence H. McCaskill at Candor; Ellzaheth W. Settle at Cordova; Marvin D. Harper at LaGrange; Robert M. MeRee at Maiden; Jasper A. Drye at Richfield; Thomas P. Norfleet, Jr., at R'oxobel; Thomas V. Hall at Spruce Pine; and Dewey P. Cockrell at Stony Point. o Support Y. M. C. A

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