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North Wtlkesboro, North Carolina
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Thursday, July 27,1950
War Time Data
And Rumors Galore
The following release, very timely and
containing much food for thought, was is
sued by the public information office -of
the North Carolina Military district located
Whenever military events take a new or
sudden turn some civilians begin to view
the soldier as veritable fountain of reliable
information. Over night the man in uni
form becomes a walking encyclopedia.
It wasn't so bad that people want to look
on men of the Army as such learned crea
tures. The trouble is that occasionally a
soldier will accept the proffered cloak of
wisdom and begin to enlighten his less in
formed fellowman. The result in such in
stances is not just an uninformed listener
but a confused listener as well.
Th^e self-styled experts on military af
fairs may be divided into three groups, the
information center volunteer, the "don't
quote me, but-" type, the silent "no com
ment" character who smiles and nods
knowingly in reply to every questipn.
The first of these, the information cen
ter, may be found wherever there is an
audience. Usually, however, he's such a
boor that the most naive can measure the
temperature of his hot air in matter of sec
The guy who lets gems of information
slip through his lips in hushed tones is far
more deadly simply because of his manner.
But the trained observer can spot him by
the way he glances furtively over his
shoulder to see if anyone else is listening
and then begins with "now don't quote,
The third type is the most dangerous of
the group. And ironically enough he is
forced into his role of sage and counselor.
In order to impress his questioner and at
the same time not reveal his own ignorance
he brushes every inquiry aside with a brisk
"no comment." But occasionally someone
asks, "About the plan to move the Hawaii
an Islands to the South Pole — but I sup
pose you're not allowed to discuss it, are
you," and modestly the "no comment"
character brightens and answers, "Yep,
Whenever a soldier is asked about mili
tary affairs and he repeats "what he has
read in the newspaper then he can be con
sidered a well informed man. If he says any
more he's a fool. Trying to obtain inside in
formation from a soldier is a waste of
time. The man in the Army knows exactly
what the civilian knows. If he knows any
more — he won't tell it!
Have A Home To
Come Bock To!
Are you going away for a vacation or
a long week-end? You'll have a better
chance to have a home to return to if you
make a "fire checkup" before you leave.
The National Board of Fire Underwriters
has made some simple suggestions which
should be followed to the letter before you
take off. Here they are:
Inspect every room for cigarette butts,
and empty ashtrays and wastebaskets.
Turn off all electric appliances—radios,
fans, lamps, and so on — and all gas jets.
If you're going to be away for a month or
more, pull out all flexible cords from the
electric outlets in the walls.
Inspect closets and basement for ac
cumulationa of combustible rubbish and
clean it out
Remove all water-filled jars and bowls
from near windows — sunlight shining
through such vessels has caused fires.
Have a neighbor inspect your home
about once a week, just to be sure every
thing is allright. Probably he'll be able
to spot any trouble before it gets serious.
These are all little things — but it's the
little things that can save a home and a
life when it comes to a fire. Have a fine va
cation—and make sure you're home will
be there when you come back!
Temple of the Hindu Goddess of Wealth |
is robbed at Bombay, India, but the thieves
were so dumb or so timorous as to leave
the lady clothed in jewels worth a hundred
times the loot secured by snatching.
"We" have a great story and all of it is
the truth. We should spend a billion dollars
a year to let the world know the truth.
It always wins out," says Movie Magnate
Sam Goldwyn in an interview on his return
from Europe. Well, we won't argue with
the sort of success Sam has shown him
self to be, but we'd hate to see Hollywood
placed on a diet of the whole truth and
nothing but. — Greensboro Daily News.
By Rev. Herbert
Spqugh, D. P.
Let us pray, and pray, and pray! There
must be more praying and less playing.
Although it is the summer vacation period
and play is the usual watchword, world
events demand that we in Christian lands
and among democratic peoples make
prayer our watchword.
"Sees Red Lust Forcing Re-examination
of Morals" is the headline from Charlottes
ville, Virginia, where Dr. Justin Wroe
Nixon, professor from Rochester Divinity
School addressed the 17th Institute of
Public Affairs at the * University of Vir
Dr. Nixon declared that Commupism's
ruthless drive for power is forcing demo
craitc people to re-examine their lives and
institutions in the light of principles of a
universal moral order. He termed the
Communists as modern counterparts of the
Assyrian invaders 27 centuries ago who
drove the prophets of ancient Israel to
"ascend a mount of vision where they dis
covered a universal God and a universal
moral law. Over the long span of centuries,
no discovery has been of greater value to
At the same time Dr. Walter B. Freed,
President of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
(N. C.) Ministerial Association issued a
call for special prayers for peace:
"Let us gather at our accustomed places
of worship and with genuine sincerity im
plore Almighty God that, as a people and
as a world, we may be spared the awful
scourage of war . . .
'Let us confess our weakness in sin and
come to have faith in Him who is the
Source of all life and strength'; with a con
fident hope that by God's grace, men and
nations may resolve their differences in
amity and live together in peace and con
In other communities calls to prayer were
The United States and the democratic
nations founded on Christian principles
must come to their knees. It is going to
take more than military power to defend
and protect our "life, liberty and pursuit
of happiness." There must be heart-search
ing prayer of humble confession.
Long ago when the kingdom of Israel
was at its height, and King Soloman as
cended his throne, he did it with an humble
prayer of dedication. To his plea the Lord
replied, "If my people, which are called
by~my name, shall humble themselves, and
pray, and seek my face, and turn from
their wicked ways; then will I hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land." Read this story
youfself in the first chapters of II Chron
icles. •. >•
Let's open our Church doors daily for
prayer. Let's ring our Church bells as daily
call for, prayer. Let's open our homes for
prayer. Let's open our hearts for prayer.
, We are fighting more than armies. We are
fighting in its most vigorous form. We are
are fighting the Prince of Evil himself.
We can't win without God's help. Remem
ber the words of the Bible, "If God be
for us, who can be against us?"
By K. E. DUNN and
JASPER G. CHTPMAN
C. A. Absher, Jr., a young man
of Dockery, who is now a farmer
veteran trainee, recently had the
personnel of the Wilkes county
work unit of the Tri-Creek Soil
Conservation District prepare with
him a complete soil and water
conservation plan on "a farm he
had recently purchased. Mr. Absh
er is putting first things first by
planning this farm, which is now
in cut over woods before he does
any clearing. By using his land
capability map prepared by a soil
scientist 'of the Soil Conservation
Service Mr. Absher will be able to
clear the best suited land for
crops and pasture and leave the
steeper land for timber.
Guy Blevins is developing an old
farm In the fork of Roaring River.
He has a three acre field of corn
that, with a few more good rains,
will go near 200 bushels per acre.
The last time this field was in
corn it was hauled up in three
loads with a two-horse wagon.
Mr. BlevinB believes In UBing land
according to It's capability after
It has been treated according to
its needs. Mr. Blevins Is also
developing some very good pasture
and hay crops on his more rolling
land. ■■ ' ■ ~——s
Mrs. Minnie Wooten, who keeps
the postoffice at Hendrix, and her
son own adjoining farms. Cooper
ating with Mr. Andersdn, who
works their farms for them, they
use the aid of the planning tech
nican from the Soil Conservation
Service to work out a complete soil
and water conservation plan on
their farms. This Is an instance
where we hope to find good neigh
borhood cooperation in Conser
Fifth Cose Of Polio
Charlotte—Charlotte's fifth case
of polio in July was reported yes
The city health department re
ported that Mrs. Fred R. Coch
rane, the wife of a physician, is
suffering from the disease.
Health officials said that only
seven cases have been reported
for Mecklenburg County during
the year. |j|yj|jj
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