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WILKESBORO YOUTH F1NBS LIFE
ASCAPITALPAGE NO BED OF ROSES
•\ By GEORGE 8HEPARP
P, D. C.—Gordon
l®-year-old son of
J. G. Forester of
i going to take a
acation this sum.
page boy in the
only recently—April 26, 1949—
he has been working hard.
The life of a page would be
easier, thinks Oordon, If It
weren't for school. Here's the
reason why. Five days a week he
has to crawl out of ber about
5.: 30 a. m. in order to dress, eat
breakfast, and get to school by
6:2.0 a. m. From that hour until
9:3ft a. m. he attends classes in
the (?apltol Page School, under
the West terrace of the Capitol
Gordon, who is 5 feet 7 inch
es tall and weighs 145 pounds,
is much interested in sports, and
last year ♦ at North Wilkesboro
high school he played on the
football, baseball, and basketball
teams. He is a member of ""the
Debate Club at the Page School.
A sophomore, he likes English
best of his studies and Latin
Bach day when school is over
he reports to the Democratic
cloakroom of the House of Rep
resentatives, where he helps
with the preparation of the
House for the activities of the
day. This preparation consists in
placing in the compartment und
er each Congressman's chair a
copy of the Congressional Rec
ord, together with documents
bills, reports, and resolutions
that the House may be consider
ing. He and the other pages also
make sure that paper, ink, pen
cils, and pens are put. on the
two long tables in the House
This work must be finished
before the House is called to
order, at 12 noon. At that time
the page boys sit on the Pages
Bench a°d wait to answer calls
and run errands. When a Repre
sentative needs a page he calls
one from the bench by pressing
an electric button.
Gordon, like most of the oth
er pages, runs many errands.
He makes trips to the House Of
fice Building and takes bills,
notes, and other papers from one
Representative to another. He
also may call a Representative
to the telephone, look up the
meaning of a word in the dic
tionary for him, or notify him
when a constituent is in the re
As a rule he leaves the Capi*
tol about 5 p. m., provided the
House has recessed. But he stays
later if his services are required.
Naturally he doesn't take a fancy
to filibusters and long speeches.
In his spare time he has other
activities to keep him busy. Be
sides being a Boy Scout and a
member of the Order of the Ar
row, he has three interesting
hobfries — photography, stamp
collecting, and autograph collect
When does he study? Well, he
doesn't find much time. Occas
ionally he gets In a bit of study- ^
Ing In the cloakroom, but he has
to do most of it over the week
end and at night. And a hard
working fellow like Gordon does
n't feel inclined to study at
night. If more rested than usual
he's ready for a movie or some
other entertainment; but most
of the time he's too sleepy to
study and goes to bed.
Gordon has decided to become
a lawyer, and he may even go
into politics. But his career is
still a long way off.
Right now he's more interest
ed in plans for a summer vaca
tion. If his plans materialize,
he's going home and visit the
homefolks. Then he hopes to
attend a Boy Scout camp—Camp
Lasater—in Winston-Salem. But
wherever he goes he's planning
to play some baseball, swim, and
take life easy. Happy vacat!on,
>1* prim. Complete lin»
A Poultry, Dairj|\ Horse and Hog
Feeds. Selected \nd Biff Roe*
Stands. Also th a tk Southern Bis
cuit Flour. \ "
Selected Feeit Store
Leather or Rubber
Half Soles and
All other prices
[In Basement of Qua Terminal
fORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
Gilreath H. D. Club
Studies Frozen Foods
Wednesday afternoon, May 25,
the Gllreath Home Demonstra
tion club met at the home of
Mrs. Kate Parker. Twelve mem
bers answered the roll , call.
We were delighted to welcome
Miss Ruth Thompson, the new as
sistant county agent, into our
In the absence of the presi
dent, the vice president, Mrs.
Albert Baity, was in charge of
the meeting. The meeting was
opened by the singing of "The
Old North State" and repeating
of the club collect in unison. The
minutes of the previous meeting,
the roll call,, and the treasurer's
report was given by the secre
tary, Mrs. Ed Hendren.
For the business hour, reports
were given of the results of the
cancer drive. We were very
proud of the amount raised by
the committee. The members
turned in the money for the flav
oring which was sold to raise
money for the club treasury. Mrs.
Albert Baity won the prize for'
having sold the most bottles.
The meeting was then turned
over to Mrs. Greene and Miss
Thompson. We had all looked
forward to this demonstration
on preparing frozen foods. Mrs.
Greene showed us different kinds
of containers used in freezing
foods. She pointed out the ad
vantages and disadvantages of
Seven pints of strawberries,
two pints of peas, and one pint
of cheeries were processed and
we found that freezing foods is
much easier than canning.
Mrs. Greene also showed us
some useful equipment that is
used in the prepariDg of frozen
foods. Many of the members ex
pressed desires to prepare more
frozen foods this year than ever
For the social hour, the rec
retional leaders led a game, the
prize going to Mrs. J. M. Costner.
Mrs. Parker, assisted by her
daughter, served tempting re
freshments. The June meeting
will be held at Mrs^ W. H. Teve^
pa^gh. Everyone is urged to be
present, for this June meeting.
Benzene hexachloride has come
forward as a boon to Southern
lumbering, says the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture. The
new chemical is better and cheap
er than any insecticide previous
ly used for protecting green logs
from attacks by boring beetles.
Down—Too Quickly '
Iris Taylor smelled smoke, Jump
ed out of bed, and landed In her
kitchen—one floor down.
A smouldering blaze had weak
ened the bedroom floor boards.
Mrs. Taylor, who Is 26, came
to'rest on a kitchen table In a
shower of plaster.
She Is In a hospital being
treated for shock.
How Are Your Floors?
FREE ESTIMATES ON
Asphalt & Rubber Tile
WILKESBORO, N. C.
Wed.. June 15 At 2 P. M.
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A part of the Rousseau Estate located on the Edgewood
Road just off Oakwood Road at Ed Reins residence, and
about one mile south of Wilkesboro.
Close to good schools, churches, stores, etc. On rural
school bus and mail routes. The Wilkesboro city water
main runs near this property.
Easy Terms Music
WALTER & GURLEY AUCTION CO.
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