TO HARD SURFACE
HIGHWAY IN 1938
Over 100 Miles of Scenic
Road Can Now Be Driven
Upon in N. C.-Virginia
DRIVE AT YOUR RISK
Work of placing a hard surface
on the 100 miles of Blue Ridge
Parkway grade which has been
completed in North Carolina and
Virginia will be undertaken in
the spring of 1938, according to
information from the office of
the national park service located
in Galax, Va.
The office has begun distribu
tion of "Blue Ridge Parkway
News" among the people of this
Excerpts from the first issue
that should be of interest locally
were gleaned as follows:
Over 100 miles of the scenic
road can now be driven in the
two states of Virginia and North'
Carolina, although the work has
by no means been completed.
Black top road surfacing, such as
is used on many of the import
ant highways, will be placed
probably next spring. Landscape
development, including improve
ment of the woods, planting and
seeding, provision of food and
protection for quail and other
game may also begin in the spring.
Also, yet to built are the safety
guard fences along the Parkway
road. Everyone may now drive
the Parkway, but at his own risk.
It will not be officially opened
and advertised until completion.
"Many of you have worked on
the road. Others have either giv
en or sold land for the Parkway.
In the latter case, you have talk
ed with agents from the State
Highway Department who are re
sponsible for the land program.
Title to those lands will soon pass
to the United States. At that
time, with a few exceptions, the
lands will need be vacated by
their former owners. A few
acres of the Parkway lands may
later be rented by the Govern
ment to nearby owners for farm
ing purposes and in the near fu
ture we shall discuss that plan.
The National Park Service will
be represented in each state by
a park ranger who will be In
charge of the lands, to protect
them from trespass, to watch for
fires and otherwise be helpful to
Parkway travelers, its neighbors,
and and all others. Many of you
in North Carolina should know
Rufus Wagoner, of Sparta, who
has this job in your state. We
understand that the Virginia
ranger is to be on the job very
Lola—l'm the happiest ever.
I'm going to marry the man I
Lulu—Pooh! That's nothing to
the joy of marrying the man
everybody else wants!
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A Sign in the Sky Was
A Christmas Time Cross
TELL, Ratty, we'll be
\\f handing ourselves a
» * grand present by this
"Yah, I don't hanker after the
job. Somebody in this home-town
of mine might get wise to me."
"Scared? You been away ten
years doing time. You're out now,
and free. No one ain't going to see
you. You can lift plenty from that
house you been telling about You
know every inch of it, by your say."
"Sure I do. 1 lived In it for nearly
The man beside him in the speed
ing car whistled. "Never knew
"You keep your trap shut,
Clouds swept across th« moon,
now revealing it round and bright,
now hiding it.
"Stormy," said Slinky, "all the
better for us."
They entered a broad village
street. Elms lined either side.
"Right pretty, ain't it?" snarled
Slinky. "But too neighborly for my
"Hey," cried Ratty stopping the
car. "Look at the moon shining up
there behind the church steeple!"
A cross of light streamed from
four corners. "Nothing but moon
"Shut up, you. I'm telling you
something. I'm not robbing the
house I was born in. I'm tough
. . . but not that tough."
"You crawling dirty rat!"
"And I'm going to church on
Christmas morning like I used to
with my, my," he hesitated, "with
my folks. We got decent clothes.
I'm going. That there," he pointed
at the streaming light, "well, for
just a minute I felt like I used to
feel when I lived here as a boy. I'm
going, and so are you. We can say
Merry Christmas then, for once,
without faking it. That cross," his
voice was husky, "shows me up for
just what lam ... a rat You and
me, Slinky, are going to be decent
tomorrow." Martha Banning
© Western Newspaper Union.
Through the Clouds and
in Time for Christmas
THE plane, "The Betsy Lee,"
had climbed to 10,000 feet. The
man at the controls peered
through the misted glass at the
dense bank of clouds ahead. He
had already encountered one squall,
and there was a coating of ice on
Should he turn back, and take the
train that would get him home too
late for Christmas? Then he thought
how disappointed Lucy and the kids
would be. Christmas without Dad
dy. He squared his jaw and mut
tered: "Bill Parker, you're no quit
ter; Betsy, we are going through!"
He grasped the stick with a steady
hand as the bank of clouds loomed
closer, and plunged into them.
The wind tore at the plane, caus
ing it to zigzag crazily and it took
all the strength of Bill's iron mus
rfes to prevent a tailspin. Rain and
hail fell in torrents, with an occa
sional flash of lightning piercing the
"What a storm to fight!" If he
could climb high enough he might
get above it The roar of the en
gine answered, as he opehed up the
throttle, and the plane began to
climb. Twenty thousand feet, the
Instruments registered. The storm
was still with him. Five thousand
more—he felt dizzy and numb. Then
a lull as the plane roared into a
calm, moon-silvered night
Bill pounded his numb hands.
"We're going through, Betsy, old
girl, but it was close to 'Another
plane crashed' headline. We missed
the front page but we'll aoon be
home." —Jocile Webb Pearson.
Q Western Newspaper Union.
NO CHRISTMAS COAT
Snake—Mrs. Bunny asked her hus
band for a new coat for Christmas.
Leopard—What did he say?
Snake—That she had no business
shedding her old one.
Hampshire mummers still per
form a play which is said to be
1,000 years old and for which there
is no written script The mummers
are farm laborers who wear cos
tumes made of colored wallpaper.
They give the play at Christmas
time.—Pearson's London Weekly.
Christmas Cheer ,
"What some folks call Christmas
cheer," said Uncle Eben, "is only
an expensive form ol nuffln' but con
Many Have Collected, But
: Many Others Have As Yet
To Make Claims
PAYMENT IS INCREASED
Winston-Salem, N. C., Novem
ber 26. The steadily In
creasing number of lump-sum
payments under the Social Secur
ity Act Indicates that claimants
.are becoming a little better in
formed as to their rights. There
' are still many thousands of peo
ple entitled to claims, who have
inot yet filed, however, Mr. J. N.
■ Freeman said today.
Up to November 15, 2,051 claims
have been certified for payment
in Region IV, which comprises
, North Carolina, District of Co
lumbia, Maryland, Virginia and
, West Virginia. Total claims re
ceived up to November 15, 1937,
: was 2,864 and 3,134 up to Novem
ber 22, which indicates that more
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—SCOOTERS —TOY TRACTORS SJSS including rock candy, chocolates, mints,
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THE EI,FUN TRIBUNE, RT KIN. NORTH CAROLINA
Act. In the State of North Car
olina 473 claims had been certi
fied for payment up to Novem
ber 15, 1937; in the District of
Columbia 173; Maryland 622;
Virginia 395; and West Virginia
The average amount of the pay
ment has also increased, Mr.
Freeman stated. During the
month of October the average
amount of lump-sum payments,
under the old-age insurance pro
visions of the Social Security Act
was $24.04 in this region as com
pared with $18.03 in September.
The average for the country as
a whole was $26.40.
The method of making claim
for these payments is very simple,
Mr. Freeman said. Field offices of
the Social Security Board will
contact prospective claimants,
when it is Indicated that they
may be eligible for a benefit, and
explain and help the claimants to
execute the necessary forms.
The lump-sum payments that
are being made now became ef
fective January 1, 1937. Monthly
payments do not become opera
tive until 1942. Persons eligible for
lump-sum payments are those in
covered employment after 1936
who have reached the age of 65.
Payments are also being made to
relatives and estates of workers
who have died since January 1,
The local Social Security Board
Field Office, at 439 Nissen Build
ing, Winston-Salem, offers every
facility free of charge to aid those
who have claims.
Janey—Mother, when people
are in mourning, do they wear
black pajamas and black night
Mother —No, dear, of course
Janey—But don't they feel
just as sad at night as they do
in the day-time? v
He Got The Job
Employer—"Yes, I advertised
for a good strong boy. Think you
can fill the bill?"
Applicant—"Well, I just finish
ed whipping nineteen other appli
cants outside the door."
Ten To One
Mother-in-Law Why don't
you and Nellie stop scrapping?
A man and his wife should be as
Hankins —But we really are 10,
Hankins—Well, in Nellie's mind
she's the one and I'm the naught,
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Tharsday, December 2, 1937
Six-year old Sam. came running
into the house: "Mother, may I
have a nickle for the eld man
who is crying outside?" His mo
ther asked him what Ihj man
was crying about and Sam said:
"He's crying 'Salted peanuts, 5
cents a bag."