On a scholarship given by the Foreign Missions Conference, Miss Irene Singh, Indian Chris tian, is studying at Syracuse University for an M. A. in jour nalism. Later Miss Singh will join the staff of the National Christian Council of India, edit ing its "Christian Home" bulle tin. Another editor coming to America on a scholarship is Miss Vimala Rajahmanickam, of the "Treasure Chest." •In an, "open letter" to the members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Meth odist Church, in which the mil lion and a half women of the churches throughout American Methodism are urged to initiate local action for human rights, and to study the proposed At lantic Pact and miltary aid to the nations in that Pact, the Misses Thelma Stevens, Eleanor i Neff, and Dorothy Weber, social action secretaries of the national body, say: "You cannot do eve rything, but you can do some thing. Your life itself is not sim pie and unrelated to your neigh bor's, near or far. The bigotry, salflshness, hatred, discrimina tion, segregation, and war-breed ing power machines in the world today are here because too many women and men have said, 'Let George do it!' The Job is big and perplexing, but God's power.for bringing peace on earth is great when a willing, courageous Chris tian woman determines to work consistently at the task in her lo cal church and community.'' Miss Ruth Myers Taylor, of Waynesboro, Georgia, who re cently went to Japan in mission ary service and * is teaching in three schools in Kobee, tells of the growth and value of the Christian church there: "I am sure that there is a great deal in practical Christianity which the Japanese people need and want. They need a religion stripped of gaudy trappings, and free from high sounding but meaningless 'doctrines'; they need a Chris tianity that works! And here I offer a plea: you, back home, please do all you can to see that Christianity works in America. All types of unfairness, shady deals in government, signs of race prejudice coming from America do not pass unnoticed by these 'new' Christians. Some of them come to me, genuinely puzzled by something they have read in a magazine or heard from different sources. I never hesi tate to tell them that 'Ameri cans' and 'Christians' are not synonymous." Health Work In North Carolina To Be Improved Raleigh.—-The State Board of Health has adopted a plan for the I allocation of the $800,000 in new money provided by the Leg islature, each year of the coming biennium, for the improvement of local health work in the State. Broadly speaking, the plan adopted provides for $3,000 a year to each of the 100 counties of the State; $500 a year for each county conducting a twenty week's oral hygiene, program; $250 a year Vor each county con ducting a ten-week's oral hy giene program, 40c' for each school child, based on average daily membership, in each health jurisdiction. The veneral disease fund of $175,000 a year and federal fundd will be allocated as in the past. There will be an additional fund which will be allocated on the basis of popu lation and it is expected that this will amount to 5c to 8c per capita. The State Board of Health now has three new members and one vacancy. Two of the new mem bers were sworn in by .Associate Justice Emery B. ^ Denny of the State Supreme Court. They were Dr. Ben J. Lawrence of Raleigh, and Dr. John R. Bender of Win ston-Salem. The third new mem ber, Mrs. James B. Hunt, of Lu cama, who was appointed by Governor Scott, was sworn in last week at ^Pinehurst. i The Board reorganized by electing Dr. G. G. Dixon of Ay den President and Dr. Hubert B. Haywood of Raleigh vice presi dent. Dr. Dixon appointed Dr. H. Lee Large of Rocky Mount and, Dr. Haywood of Raleigh to serve as members of the Board's Ex ecutive Committee in addition to himself. During the morning, George Cherry, Superintendent of Build ings and Grounds, appeared be fore the Board to inform it that, as soon as a site is selected and plans drawn, work on the "new $600,000 public health building will begin. It now appears that the old building will not be torn down, in view of the pressing need for space by other State de partments. However, no an nouncement can be made at this time as to what site will be used. One suggestion is that a new health building be erected on Caswell Square at the corner of McDowell and Lane Streets. The Board heard Dr. Norton discuss briefly tentative plans for a State Health Council, but de ferred action for six months. The Board went on record as recommending to Cpunty Health Officers that all local health pro grams including school health work be conducted by qualified medical specialists. Dr. Norton informed the Board that Governor Scoft had designated the Statue Board of Health as the official agency for administering the State's mental hygiene program where federal funds are used, effective July 1, 1949. — For Your Electrical Wiring Jobs See at Roy and. George Wells CAROLINA HOME AND AUTO SUPPLY Telephone 53 Sparta Makes Plans For Big Horse Show Sparta.—Entry blanks for the July 15-16 Sparta horse show are now being completed for what promises to be the most successful showing yet from the standpoint of the number/of ani mals entered, Tom Greene, Lions club show manager, reported this week. "We will have around 37 classes this year compared to 31 for last year and It appears that! we will have all the horses we can handle in all classes this year,'" Green predicted. A diversity of classes and va riety of horse types are expect ed to make this fourth annual showing the most colorful and largest yet. TAKE A BUSINESS COURSE Accounting or Secretarial. 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