3= From 2 Diseases, Statistics Show By Wb. H. RICHARDSON (N. C. State Board of Health) Ralejgh--"—Well over one-half of all the people who died in North Carolina during the first quarter of 1949 were victims of just four diseases; namely, di sease of the heart, apoplexy, can cer and nephritis.—These four di seases killed 4,502 people during January, February and March of this year, according to reports compiled 'by the State Board of health. Deaths from all causes totalled 8,081 which was 493 fewer than the 8,574 total for the corresponding period of last year. The four diseases above refer red to as the chief killers in North Carolina at the present time fall within the class of what is known as degenerative di seases, as they take their hea viest tolls among people of mid dle and late life. There is rarely a period In which diseases of the heart do not show an Increase. However, there were 113 fewer deaths from heart disease In North Carolina the first quarter of this year than during the cor responding three months of 1948. Nephritis deaths also showed an appreciable decrease as » d i d deaths from strokes, but cancer fatalities continued their upward trend. Deaths from automobile acci dents, according to the State Board of Health's method of computation, Increased from 180 to 226 during the period under consideration. JDeaths from acci dents, other than those associat ed with motor vehicles, dropped from 405 to 349. All accidental deaths are classed as preventable by the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Sometime ago it was pointed out that there was an increase in the incidence of measles in North Carolina this year. This .increase has been reflected in vital statistics reports from January through March of this year. Twenty-six persons died of i measles, 16 of these deaths hav ing occurred in March alone. No [deaths from measles were report ed during the first quarter of 1948. Much has been said recently about North Carolina's case-find ing program designed to eradi cate tuberculosis, through early detection and treatment. Deaths from what used to .be North Car olina's No. 1 killer, numbered 214 during the first quarter of this year as compared with 233 for the same period last year. There was an increase in suicides as well as homicides. Through March of this year, 81 persons in North Carolina had taken their own lives. The total for the cor responding period of 1948 was 72. This year's homicides num bered 104 compared with 98, last year. During the period under con sideration 133 babies in Nortn Carolina* died as the reBult of prematurity. This total reflected a sharp decrease under the cor responding period last year when prematurity was the cause of 335 deaths. During the first three months! of 1949, there were 26,766, live births reported in the State which was 1,446 fewer than were reported for the same per iod a year ago. There is npthing especially significant about this. It does appear, however, that the upward trend in births which was maintained during the latter part of the war and the early days of so-called peace may have been checked temporarily. i Mrs. L. T. Barnard Memorial Tribute On Monday, May 1?, 1949, our friend and neighbor, Mrs. Minnie Barnard was called to her heav enly home. For sometime she had been In poor health, but serious ly 111 only a few hours. Her pass ing: was a shock to the entire community. The clubs of which she was a member, the churches as well as many friends and neighbors will miss her In vari ous ways. To the immediate family, con sisting of her husband, L. T. Barnard, her daughters, Mrs. Claude Caudill of North Wilkes ■boro, R. P. D. No. 2, and Mrs. John D. Hines of Arlington, Vir ginia, we express our deepest sympathy. Much could be said of her quiet, unassuming, Christian life, but those of us who knew her will remember her loyalty and devotion to her community, her family and her God. As she was beautiful in life she was beautiful in death. The funeral at Union Church, conducted by Rev. Clate Brown and Rev. C. J. Winslow was sim ple and impressive. The many beautiful floral tri butes were borne by the mem bers of her clubs. Interment was in Mount Lawn Memorial Park. Edgar Guest reminds us that "When sorrow comes and come it must, In God a man must place hi* trust; We who would be his friends are dumb, Words from our lips but feebly come. "We feel as we extend our hands, That one power only under stands ; And truly knows the reason why So beautiful a soul must die." —Cricket Club Reporter. Perserverance Wins Oxford, June 4. — Albert Vaughn, resident of Nelson, Va., successfully concluded a one-man endurance test when he was graduated with the Senior Class at Oak Hill High School, near Oxford, last Friday night. Vaughn attended school daily at Oak Hill and since June of last year has worked regularly each day from 3 p. m. until 11 p. m. in the Clarksville Finishing Plant, a textile enterprise, some 10 miles from his home. "Working while attending school has cost me plenty cf sleep, but I guess I'm none the worse for it," Vaughn remarked. NOTICE OP SALE OF LAND North Carolina, Wilkes County: In the Matter of the Sale of Lands by T. E. Story, Trustee for J. M. Blevins ana T»ervy Lowe to Satisfy Note Executed by T. I E. Bell and Wife, Annie Bell. By virtue of the authority con tained in that certain deed of trust executed by T. E. Bell and Wife, Annie Bell, on December 11, 1946, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Wil kes County in Book 228 at Page 213 to secure the payment of a note for the sum of $727.50 of same date and due and payable two years after date with interest at 6 per cent per annum, the un designed trustee upon the applica tion of J. M. Blevins and Perry Lowe to whom said money Is due, does in compliance with the arti cles in said deed or trust offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash the following described tracts of land in Wilkes County? Said sale to be held at the Court House door in Wilkesboro at 11:30 a. m., Sat urday, June 25th, 1049: Beginning at an iron marker, station No. 76 in U. Sr. Govern ment Boundary line of Bluff Park and running north 10 degrees, 15 minutes east 756 ft. to a stake at Station No. 75; thehce South 81 degrees, 26 minutes east with the line of said park 66 feet to a stake at Station Nb. 74; then south 63 degrees, 37 minutes east with same 326 feet to an iron pin at Station No. 73; t»ence south 70 degrees, 17 mnutes east with same 171 feet to an iron pin at Station No. 72; thence south 81 degrees, 17 minutes east 289 feet to an iron pin at Station No 71; thence south 59 degrees, 55 min utes east 249 feet to a stake in said line at Station No. 70; thence south 49 degrees. 59 minutes, east 341 feet to a stake in said line at Station No. 69; thence south 45 degrees, 22 minutes east with same 260 feet to an iron marker at Station No. 68; thence south 26 degrees, 25 minutes east 227 feet to a stake at Station No. 67; thence south 49 degrees, 45 min utes east with same 74S feet to an iron marker at Station iro. 96; thence 29 degrees, 25 minutes east with same 188 feet to an iron marker at Station No. 65; thence south 12 degrees, 16 minutes west with the same 196 feet to a pine Station No. 64; thence south 44 degrees, 89 minutes east with same 1161 feet to a black gum at Station No. 63; thence south 25 degrees, 14 minutes east wth same 335 feet to a stake in Cora Hol brook's line; thence north 89 de grees west with said Cora Hol brook's line 456 feet to a pine, her corner! thence south 68 degrees, 16 minutes weet 1100 feet with her line to shop branch; thence same course continued with Hilrey Bell's line 1219 feet to a stake at the old double chestnut corner; thence south 1 degree, 80 minutes west with said Hilrey Bell's line 421 feet to a stake in his line, corner of the F. H. Alexander 67 acre tract; thence north 04 degrees, 85 minutes west 868 feet to a pile of stones and chestnut oak pointers marked at the old pine corner, Perry Lowe's Lumber Co., corner of their J Q. Coos tract; thence north 38 degrees, 80 minutes west with said lumber company's line of said tract 726 feet to a stake at the old sourwood corner,-a south west corner of T. E. Bell's 6 acre tract; thence north 62 degrees, east with the line of said 6 acre tract 1023 feet to a chestnut and and stake on the east bank of the drain, the beginning corner of said tract; then north 2 degrees, 80 minutes east with the line of said tract 231 feet to a chestnut, now down, the northeast corner of said 6 acre tract and also the corner of the Perry .Lowe Lumber com pany's J. Q. Cook tract; thence same course continued with the line (Of said tract 830 feet to a holly on the west bank of Shop Branch [ T. E. Bell's corn«r; thence south 59 degrees, east with said T. E Bell's line 231 feet to a mountain birch; thence south 38 degrees east with the same 990 feet to a chest nut now down near the John Bell Spring; thence east on same cross ing Adams Shop Branch 297 feet to a sassafras; thence north on same 896 feet to a white oak and chestnut; thence west on same 281 feet to a maple; thence north 1287 feet to a spanish oak; thente west with same 858 feet to a white oak and hickory; thence north on same 297 feet to a gum; thence west on same 957 feet to a poplar, cor ner of the John R. Bell 189 acre tract; thence north on same 297 feet to the point of the begin ning; containing 106 acres, more or less. This May 19, 1949. T. E. STORY, Trustee for J. M. Blevins and Perry Lowe. 6-20-4t (M)

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