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 Capitol Washing s'though appointed 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 Building. 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 least. 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 Chamber. 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 ception room. 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 ing. 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, Gordon. UALWY FEEDS >1* prim. Complete lin» A Poultry, Dairj|\ Horse and Hog Feeds. Selected \nd Biff Roe* Stands. Also th a tk Southern Bis cuit Flour. \ " \ V Selected Feeit Store 922-24 *A\ V SPECIAL Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Leather or Rubber Half Soles and • Rubber.Heels *1.89 All other prices reasonable. BUILT RIGHT SHOE SHOP [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 community. 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 each. 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 before. 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. —Reported. o 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 ' Birmingham," England.—Mr®. 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 Inlaid Linoleum Asphalt & Rubber Tile or Wall Linoleum WILKESBORO, N. C. AT AUCTION! Wed.. June 15 At 2 P. M. 50 CHOICE WOODED HOMESITES 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 Cash Prizes WALTER & GURLEY AUCTION CO. Charlotte, Selling Agents ' North Carolina ——

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