! THURSDAY, MAY 29th, 1M7
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Finally in itfoveraber 1945, he
went to La; Havre, France, after
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sembly of North Carolina requir
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Ball Park Lights
MEMORIAL DAY 1947
This is a quiet day —
The clouds on high
Wash the calm surface of a new-glazed sky
As they majestically glide their way.
re.erican Legion i
took as its pro-j
■iping of athle-|
ir. school here,
lar as to sup-'
ple;r.e.-.t tire pa.v of lire coach
and't. k vartou.- steps to pro-;
mote j..ttendance at home i
gantics 1 the high school'
They set as their ultimate
goal the his'tallion of lights in
the ctunfy's baseball park
here, where' the high school
plays iootball also, in order
that these games might be
played at night. The project
• is still some way from reali
zation. but as the people of
the county more fully realize
the benefit to the school and
the whole community that
lights will provide its-accom
plishment will become easier.
All concerned agree that
lights in -the park would make
high school athletics self-sup-j
' porting and would greatly;
add to the'recreational facil-|
ities cf everyone in the com-;
muniiV. The question of rais-j
ing the necessary $8000 poses:
The Legion post has offered
- to put up half the money if
the cojmty whll put up the ot
her hart. The county, although
31 has spent a considerable
sum for the park fence, has
an oinion from the state at-
tomEy general to the effect
that the people must vote
such .an exjjenditure before it
may be made! It appears,
how^s'ET, that the attorney
general gave his oipnion with
out knowdng that the park is
used by and will be used by
the county high school. He
■was given this information
this week and it is to be hop
ed that an opinion will be
forthcoming which will al
low the county to meet the
American Legion half way
on their offer.
We think this project means
much to us all and urge all
public-spirited citizens to ex
press their favorable opinions
on.it to the county commissio
ners, and to help the Legion
post in raising their part of
T do remember in another land
A day like this, sa deep and blended blue —
Xbere were small puffs of white in that sky, too,
And on that ground, Death also was at hand.
I knew c.nt then that I should see this day
.4nd stand between these tidy rows of white —
I know nrt why they lie six feet in nighty .
tMiile I sta.'ul in the blessed light, and pray:
■ “O, Father grant that Peace for which they fought
And make us worthy of their .. .
Grant Justice for all men, that their great price
Be p'aid not vainly Peace, so dearly bought'.”
—iLlirpy, Middletown, Mo.
aj: # * ■
so UNSTEADY IS THE condition of the World, that by the time
these lines appear in print, a new war may hav’e started. This is a
sudden age we live in, and the old practice of declaring a war before
the shooting started . ' • . . , ,
.IS NOW VERY MUCH OUT OF-FASHION. Having spent almost
five years of my life in the army, I sincerely 'hope the world will be
gin to learn that war, like crime, doesn’t pay.
IF THE WORLD REALLY LEARNED, if it could only memorize
its bitter ' .
LBSSCXNS AND REMEMBER TO LIVE in Law and Order among
Nations, . . '
THERE WOULD BE NO NEED, after a few generations,
OF MEMORIAL DAYS!
HOW RIGHT YOU ARE!
The cemeterie^ are just full of people who said: “It must be all
right—the neighbors do it.”
—Ruby Redd, Troy, N. Y,
My mother told me I should stay
Until Fd put my meal away;
But I’d no tinie, so I said No
I had too many miles to go.
“Son,” my w'eeping mother said,
“I’ve put clean sheets upon your bed.”
But I'said No For I was bound
To sleep afar on muddy ground.
My mother said: “The girl next door
Has asked for yolu ten times or more.”
But I said: “Tell her she must find
A man who’s crippled, halt or blind.*’
By Mrs. Ralph Cothran
At last my mothe told me: “Son
Come not again till .you'have won.’’
Now I lie snug Within my Mather,
And every foeman is my brother.
—^B.. N. K., Elmwood, Ill.
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WORDS OF WISDOM
One does weU to .listen carefully to fools—for there is no man
who babbles without sometihies speaking wisdom.
—'Maximus, Putman, Conn
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TRAFFIC THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A Holiday is a good time to remember that Dqath never really
takes a. .
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MOTHER GOOSE, REVISED
Early to bed and early to rise '
And you won’t be puttin’ those drops in your eyes!
—^Walo Worry wart, Armory, Miss.
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PLEASE PASS THE LADYFINGERS!
Headline in the paper says:
Gosh, has the food shortage gotten THAT bad?
’ —^Dale of Riverdale, Mich.
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A VERY GOOD QUESTION
“A little hard work never hurt anybody,” says a self-made man.
Shucks, no—but where do you find a LITTLE?
—Eleanora, Pecos, Tex.
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REMINDS ME OF THE ONE about the fellow who developed an
AWFUL CRICK IN HIS NECK, lying around on a
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WITH NOTHING “OVER HIM” but a little old thin
it . * *
“we shall not rest if you break faith with us..
Mr. a.nd Mrs. David Jones and'
family spent Sunday with Mrs. |
Jones' sister, Mrs. Churchill, at!
Cameron. | 2
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Green and »
family spent Sunday ■v\'ith Mr
Green’s sister in Hilisboro.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hardister
visited Carthage Sunday.
to 1 against Repeal. The
majority of those voters are Dem
ocrats and constitute the back
bone of the Democfatic Party in
North Carolina. Now thcy'are be
ing i treated as • step-children.
Mr., and Mrs. Carwel Almond
and fa.mily spent Sunday in Dur
ham visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Mr. and Mrs; D. R. Huff, Jr. of
Baleigb spent the past week here
in the homes of Mr„ and Mrs. N
P. Sinclair' and Mr. and Mrs. D.
seem to desire to enslave all hu-
Labor is pubishing large ads in
the daily pappijs claiming the
government is endeavoring to
prevent them as free men to earn
a livelihood. This is untrue. They
seem to desire to ensalve all hu
Mr. and Mrs. J. R., L. R. a*nd
B. R. Cothran and their families,'
spent Sunday in Raleigh. They',
went especially to take Miss Kath- '
leen Cothran, and enjoyed a pic
nic lunch at a park there. They
eetumed by Willow Springs for a
visit with Mr. and Mrs. R. Fish
Rud Mrs. P. V. Sanders.
To Be Farm-Home
ing schedule has been made: the
period beginning July 1, 1947, and
ending on December 31,11947, is
;the time for all drivers Mi^nse
holders, whose sur-narr.es begiTr
with the letters A or B to apply
for new licenses. Persons whose
names do not begin with one of
the above letters cannot apply for
re-issurance of license in this per
The period beginning January
1, 1948, and ending, on June 30,
1948, will be the time lor all op
erators whose sur-names begin
with either of the letters C or D
to apply for re-issuance of licenses.
All*Motor Vehicle drivers whose
sur-names begin with a letter
other than A, B, C, or D will be
notified by press releases at the^
proper time as to when they
should appear for the re-exami
The operator’s license issued
under the 1947 Safety Act shall
automatically expire on the birth-
daV of the licensee in the fourth
year following the year of issuan
ce, and jno license shall be issued
to any. operator after the expira
tion of his license until such op
erator has again passed the re
Everyone will get a complete
examination. The examination is
made up of four parts. These parts
are: (1) An Eye test (2) Highway
Sign test (3) Driving Rules test
(4) Road test.
The poorest visual reading that
will permit passing with glasses
is 20|50. This may be with both
eyes together, or it may. be with
best eye alone. The Sign test con
sists-of the showing to the appli
cant several pictures containing
Highway Warning signs. The ap
plicant will be requested to tell
what a driver should do when he
comes to such a sign. Inability to
read is not grounds for denying
a drivers license. The Rule sec
tion of the examination consists
of . twenty-five simple questions
that deal witb,u,the si^ operation
of a motor vehicle. The Road test
^ill consist of i drive of some
twelve to fifteen, city blocks. In
the past some applicants have be
gun road tests with the under
standing that the Examiner would ®
tell him to pass red lights, exceed
speed limits, and otherwise drive
improperly. This, however, has
not been the policy in North Car
olina nor will it be during this
Previous practices governing
the issuance and use of Learners
Permits ’«vill not be changed. The
only change that will occur with ®
respect to fees charged will be
the increase in the cost of an op
erator’s license from one to two
h^fance and into
m La Havre, France
h/^o^ to sail to the
dearest land,; of all, the good^^
United Statejs. He was discharged
on December 15, 1945 and return
ed home. i
Today he is living a quiet and
peaceful life !on his farm.
John Allen Steele delivered the
A vocal solo “Oley Speaks” was
rendered by Jack Lawrence just
be fore the address.
After the address by Dr. Clark
the choral club gave another num
some money in the treasury. They
hope to have theirs ready to use
' It is hoped that. other schools
will profit by the example of the
above mentioned and make plans
either to improve their present
facilities ,qr put in a lunchroom.
The schools that operated lun
chrooms this year were Burlington,
Bowrr.ore, Friendship, Laurel Hill,
Lilly’s Chapel, Millside, Freedom,
White Oak and Rockfish Colored.
The Upchurch school is plan
ning a combination lunchroom
and cannery building. They have
on hand quite a' bit of fhe funds
for building, and hope to get
started early in the summer. The
school,, the county wide PTA and
friends of the school are raising
the funds for this building-.
The Timberland school had a
ber. Prizes and awards were then program and picnic din-
deliver^d.. Next the diplomas were
awarded by A. S. Gaston, princi
pal. The choral club gave “Get
Away Jordan’' and a short talk
was made by K. A. McDonald,
The clh-^? song came next af
ter which the benediction was.
pronounced and the class of 1947
A list of those receiving pr.'(ies
and awards will be given in next
weeks school news.
The Trade and Industry Depart
ment of the Upchurch school is
now receiving applications for a
trades class of G. I's. All who are
interested should contact C. H.
Thigpen, head of this department.
All colired schools in the coun
ty were closed by Wednesday. A
few that taught extra Saturdays
closed on Monday and Tuesday.
The Freedom PTA and school
have started raising money for a
lunchroom for their school. They
hope to have it ready for use next
Laurel Hill is also making
plans for a lunchroom! and haveL
ner at the school last Friday. A
large attendance of patrons was
had and all enjoyed the occasion.
de^er for the past 11 years
ter Heaters and other ap
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Phone 3221 - Baeford, N. C.
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Lumberton, N. C.
From where I sit... Joe,MarsK
Waht to Run a
Was reading the other day about
the “collective” farms they have in
certain countries. It seems the
folks who run them have plenty of
help ... good hours ... and the
Sounds pretty nice—till yon
learn that the “farmer” doesn’t
own his land, or even farm it, in
our sense. He takes orders from
the state; produces what they
want, at prices they set. Even his
off-hours are spent according to
That wouldn’t go here. We’re
proud of our farms... but prouder
still of the right to make our own
rules. That goes not just for farm
ers, but for every American indus
try. Like the brewers’ program of
Self-Regulation which sees to it
that taverns selling beer are de
cent, law-abiding places.
Prom where I sit, we’ve gone
a lot further in this country with
self-regulation than other nations
have with strict controls. Let’s
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On Those Growing Crops, Particnlariy
KNOW YOUR VETERANS
(Sgt. Edward S. Coley)
State College Extension Service
and secretary of the event.
Th nationally known writer is
scheduled to speak before a spec
ial meeting of the women at the
Raligh City Auditorium the morn
ing of August 28 at 11 o’clock.
■ Miss Thompson, whose column
appears in daily newspapers
throughout the country, has re
cently returned from a trip through
Poland and other European coun
Available In Georgia
Blocks of iOpro on farms through
emt the country on April 1 were
If pcBceat larger than on April
1 last year.
, An invitation to speak at the
1947 Farm and Home Week to be
held on the State College Cam
pus August 25-29, has been ac
cepted by Dorothy Thompson,
noted journalist and world-wide
traveler, according to a joint an
nouncement this week from Mrs.
Glenn Duncan, president of the
N. C. Federation, of Home l)em-
onstration Clubs, and John W.
Goodman, assistant director of the
Tobacco growers in North Car
olina who are not able to get e-
nough plants from local ^tock
this year may fill out their crop
with plants from. Georgia ■ and
Florida, according -to an anounce
ment this week from Roy R. Ben
nett, tobacco specialist with the
State College Extension Service.
“I am advised by^^the Georgia’
and Florida Extension Services”,
he said “that there are large sup
plies of tobacco plants available
in those states for immediate
’Growers who fed that they
will be unable to gii Bufficlent
SEE US NOW
THE JOHNSON COMPANY
RAEFORD, N. C.
On a farm, located about 7 mi
les from Raeford, resides Carl J.
McNeill, Jr. 24, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl J. McNeill. Carl Jr.
finished Raeford High School in
One day Carl Jr. received his
“greetings” from Uncle Safn and
promptly reported to Fort Bragg.
Carl laughed when he mentioned
Fort Bragg and then told m.e why.
He said that when, he completed
his' physical examination, a Ser
geant approached him and ask
him what branch of the Army he
would like to enter.
Carl, being a bewildered “roo
ky”, replied that he would like the
Navy. The Sgt. told him that he
couldn’t be in the Navy because
he was now a full-fledged soldier.
He made up his mind then and
there that he would make the best
of the situation and be a good
soldier. He “did just that and has
a clean record all the way through.
He was first sent to Camip
Blanding, Florida for 12 weeks of
rugged . Infantry ”basie training.
After 12 weeks >were over he was
given a 10-day furlough before
reporting to Fort Meade, Mary
^,^ne day he set sail across the
^lue Atlantic Ocean to the Eu
ropean Theatre of . Operations.
There he was as^gned to the now
famous 30^h Division. He stayed
with this division during all his
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nuay contact me or their county
agents for information as to the
plants locally for this years crop, proper persons to contact there.”
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Delton King, Mgr.
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