J?y MRS. MILLARD FERGUSON
Mountaineer Reporter .
The singing school, being taught
?t the Crabtree Baptist Church
fach Saturday night by Frank |
Kirkland of Balsam, is creating
much interest About 30 people
The Baptist W.M.U. will meet
Saturday. September 4 at 2:30 p m
at the church. Mrs. Vinson Davis
president, will preside
The Rev. W. O. Henderson of '
South Carolina is assisting the Rev.
A R Davis in revival services this ,
week at Mount Zion Church. Up- i
Benton McCrary. Fngineman.
L'.S.S. Pittsburg, spent the week
end with his parents, Mr and Mrs
W. J. McCrary He is on shore
leave after a long cruise in Can
adian waters and Havana, Cuba
He relumed on Sunday to bis base
at Norfolk. Va.
B F. Nesbltt attended the For
estry School for agriculture teach
ers conducted last week by the
Champion Fibre Co at Camp Hope
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Monroe
Noland during the weekend were
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson. Mrs.
Tliirtna U' ilc/m of 11 i-an rnnll<i 6 C*
afid Charles Whitehouse of Hen
Mr. and Mrs. George Few of
Greer. S. C. were hosts at a bar-!
beoue supoer Friday evenine in \
the home of Mr and Mrs. Millard
Femison Those present were the
Rev and Mrs W F. Ferguson, Mr.
and Mrs C. T. Fereuson. Mr and
Mrs I.. O Fereuson. Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Fereuson and children Deana |
Crawford. Marshal Kirknatrick and j
family Mr and Mrs. Andv Fergu
son and family. Mrs. D P. Ken
nedy and family of Greer. S C..
M>'s Rudolnh Lvnn and familv of
Traveler's Rest. S. C . M'ss Bar
bara Few. Mi?s Anne Few of Greer
and Mr arul Mrs Millard Fergu
Mr. and Mrs Raymond Messer
and Wav Mesver of .Anaconda.
Mont are visitipe Mr and Mrs.
Monroe Noland at the ?Ud Messer
Mr. and Mrs. Vinson Davis had
as their guests for the weekend
Mrs. Davis's sister, Mrs. Charles
Sanford, and her daughter, Char
lene Sanford of Asheville.
Mrs. Woodrow Brooks and sons,
Billie, Perry, and Franklin of Enka
sptnt the weekend with the form
er's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Vinson
Keller Wells, who has been
spending a 80-day leave with his
parents. Mr and Mrs. Hubert
Wells, left Tuesday for his base
in Mountain Home. Idaho.
We are sorry to lose Mr. and
Mrs. Menus Massie from our com
munity. However, we are happy to
welcome Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cal
houn of Wa> nesville, who have
Johnny D. Green, son of Mrs. L.
E. Green and the late Mr. Green
of Waynesville, has been promoted
}o corporal while serving with the
66th Military Police Platoon at
Fort McPherson, Ga., headquar
ters of the Third Army.
purchased the Massey home on Big
Branch. The Massies have purchas
ed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ern
est Davis near Clyde.
Mrs. Dave Ferguson of Spring
Creek is spending several days
with her daughter, Mrs. Woodrow
Plemmons, and family.
The Rev Raloh Surrelte has ^
hern leachine a sin vine school the r
nasi week at the Laurel Grove c
Raotist Church on Little East Fork ^
C. J. Morean of Greer. S. C., was
the week end euest of Mr. and J1
Mrs. Carl Sineleton,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Presslev ^
and familv and Miss Barbara Jean
Burnett spent Saturday at Glen
ville Lake. ^
The Rev nn<t Mrs. E W Maunev ?
and their family. Mrs. George Al
len. Miss Ruth Allen and Miss
Elizabeth Allen, of Orange City,
WORKER INJURED IN TRAIN WRECK
THOMAS HADDEN, of Chicago, a dining car waiter aboard the wrecked
is aula Fe Chief, is placed in an ambulance at Lomax, 111., where the
streamliner was derailed after sideswiping a string of refrigerator cars.
Four persons were killed and 55 were injured. (InternationaI)
MRS. J EDCAR BURNETTE
Mrs Eliza Vpdfprd and daugh
ter Hazel had as house guests the
past two weeks Mrs. Medford's
nieces, the Misses Oma Lee, Mabel
and Elsie McClure of Cannier
Mr and Mrs. Hudson Myers Qf
DeBary, Fla., were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Coy Pressley at a picnic
supper on Monday evening. Mr.
and Mrs. Myers are staying at Lake
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Rager and
daughters of Clarksville, Ind., re
turned home last week after spend
ing several weeks with Mrs. Rag
er's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Bartley Wilde and
daughter Virginia and Mrs. Rufus
Moore and daughter Hazel, of Flor- ]
ence. S. C., were the week end 1
guests oiT Mr. and Mrs. Jim Miller.
Lane Pressley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Coy Pressley. returned home
on Friday af'er a six weeks' visit
to Sgt. and Mrs. Wallace Pressley
in El Paso, Tex. He said that the -
recent rains there were the hard- ,
est in 13 years. J
The Burnett Siding Baptist '
Church held an ail-day service on
Sunday with a Homecoming day j
and a Decoration at the cemetery ^
ni 1 ntro I noon
?la., and Mr. and Mrs. Coy Press
ey and daughters attended the I
lomeeoming at Glenville on Sun
lay. The afternoon session fea
ured a singing.
A cottage prayer meeting of the
tiverside Baptist Church was held
t the home of Mr. and Mrs Lynn
Chambers on Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Parris of Lake
,oean have recently bought the
ilbert Messer home on Love Joy
The Riverside Bantist W M U.
net at the church on Monday after
oon' for the August program.
Blue whales can swim as fast
s 20 knots for brief intervals.
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Plan a Reading Program
For Your Young Child *.
|y GARRY CLEVELAND MYERS. Ph.D. I
FORTUNATE the child under
six or seven whose parents often
read to him, summer and winter.
No better way to cultivate in him
good habits of concentration,
stimulate his imagination, give
him more to think about and
talk about, and foster fijs ease
and forcefuiness of expression.
The child of school age whose
parents encourage him to read
for pleasure the year around is
also lucky. And how wonderful
when these older children and
their parents often read to one
another, or just read for hours,
each person from a different
source, in the midst of the family!
Wise parents of elementary
school-age children, and pre
school youngsters plan a daily
reading program for them,
whether they can read or must
be read to. When an older child
reads to the child much younger
than himself, he may gain in
reading skill, and both he and the
young listener in companionship.
As I have often said, there can
hardly be a better way to help
the poor reader than to induce
him to read aloud to a younger
There are so many interesting
and attractive books appealing to
children at various age levels to
be bought at the local book stores
or borrowed from the public li
brary Summer is a good time ior
you parents to go with the child,
especially the young child, to the
public library The librarian is
always glad to have you and your
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child look at many books and I
borrow those which appeal to j
Unless a child can read very '
well, he may tend to choose a
book too hard for him, on the
basis of its pictures, ff you merely
ask at the library for books meant
for the average child of your
child's age, the books she shows 1
you may be too bard. Many a poor
reader taking home a library
book will soon abandon it because
it Is too hard for him to read with
On the other hand, some books
easy enough for this poor reader
may strike him as too babyish.
Fortunately, many books can be
found in the library whose read
ing content is easy but still ap
pealing to the child's feeling of
It Is a real gain when children
above the first or second grade
often go to the library and find
interesting books Some of them
may prefer to go alone; others
will go more surely and more
often If one of their parents goes
with them companfonably.
With television commanding so
much time of both parents and
children, there Is danger that the
reading habit won't grow. And if
parents don't read a great dea'
themselves for pleasure, theb
child also Is less likely to do so
So the problem of cultlvatinr
the reading habit at home i.< J
growing more Important the'
ever There hardly can be a goo
substitute for reading.
LAFF - A - DAY
i t "th t-"ti "iTm frri r^?? i *
11 "I understand they're net satisfied with him this year!" |l
GREEKS IN GIANT CYPRUS PROTEST -
RENEWED INSISTENCE on the liberation of Cyprus from British rule
brings this vast crowd to Constitution Square in Athens. Following a
demonstration of an estimated 100,000 Athenians, riots broke out dur
ing which 52 persons were injured and 150 arrested. At Nicosia, Cyprus,
Archbishop Makarios and 100 other Greek Orthodox priests defied
Great Britain's colonial anti-sedition laws. (International)
Setd Decoration Day
A memorial service beginning at
1 a.m. will feature Decoration Day
o be held Sunday, September 5. at
he Redmond Cemetery. The Rev
>ete Hicks will be guest speaker.
Visitors are asked to bring a pic
ilc basket. Stephen Redmon is
hairman of the committee on up
eep, assisted by Crawford Led
Robert Davis Completes
Army Cooking Course
Pvt. Robert Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Davis of White
Oak. completed an eight-week
cooking course this week at Fort
Benning's Third Army Food Serv
The basic cooking course, one
of three taught at the school,
teaches preparation of meals for
men in Army mess halls and sol
diers in the field.
The Food Service School is one
of the oldest activities at Fort
All-Da*' Singing Slated
At Red Bank Baptist
An all-day singing will highlight
Decoration Day at the Red Bank
Baptist Church on Sunday. Sep
tember 5. There will be no formal
preaching service. Dinner will be
served on the grounds.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. <AP> ? A
vagrant, found asleep on a side
walk, \vas asked where he lived.
He told two detectives: "My home
is anv place I hang mv hat."
"Where's vour hat?"
"I haven't got one."
) Boys Arrested !
Dn Mauney Cove
Three boys, aged 15, 13. and 11.
have been arrested by the Sher
iffs office on charges of break
ing and entering three places in
Their loot included cigarettes,
bananas, flashlights, inexpensive
jewelry, knives, cow chains, har
nesses, and tools.
Sheriff Fred Campbell named
the victims as Henry Hughes. C. K.
Palmer, and a Mrs. Cogdill. He
said the trio entered the Cogdill
house by cutting a screen, but
found the other dwelling unlock
ed. The property taken from Mr.
Palmer came from his barn.
The oldest boy has been in pro
bation on a charge of bicycle theft.
He wilt appear for a hearing to
day before J. B. Siler, juvenile
judge. The other two will be ar
rainged betore Mr. Siler Saturday
DOVER. N. H. (APi ? This city I
of 15.800 thinks it has the oldest
active firefighter in ?he nation.
And in his 59 years on the de-1
partment, 81-year-old Joseph
Heeney recalls he missed only one
bell alarm of the some 2.000 sound
ed during those years. A case of
pneumonia a few year; back cous
eci nim to break his record.
Recalling his narrowest brush
with death, Heeney said lie and
three other firefighters entered a
basement during a 1933 lire. With
out warning an uppe1- lloor co'lup
ed. blockins their exit.
Just as the quartet was about to
give up hope of escape, a gas ex
plosion blew them off their feet
When they regained consciousness,
all four were spraw led in the street
outside, injured, but not seriously,
by the blast.
MIAMI, Fla. (APi ? So you I
think you have troubles?
Asking for a tax reduction on
her house, a young woman who de
scribed hreself as a family bread
winner gave the tax equalization
board these reasons:
The house is falling down.
The furniture is coming apart.
Noisy trucks drive past at all
Noisy airplanes fly over the
Nobody will buy the house un
der any conditions.
Recent research indicates that
the common impression that ath
letes develop enlarged hearts and
die young of heart disease is false.|
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