B Duplin Times
Duplin County's Newspaper **
KU. . THURSDAY-JULY 18, 1963,
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Ill III III
RKuity Health Facilities
?ted States Public Health
> las aaid that 4.5 beds in
^?hospital are adequate (or
[pwad al the. populating,
?gfwtS 1? lads per 100
?tfre of the age group 20
?vred 7 beds for the group
? 'in their age group com
14hm bed atioa mist be
Khkflt. thq mad.- -??.
?tank -areas, as a whole
K||^i to hfWTi .yyngh. Iffljjt
Brtunately these farming
Hp have a higher percentage
Raifer age ipupfBwha require
?feeds. For example, Duplin
?ban agricultural area, has
teSte?!! bpds fjr conveN
Rid jtan* ^pre- iV?ngJ|?
?jP^pqlation, the (tfcqrfy
UiM^ysust wi beds <4.|/I<JDO)
ton aged population of which is
ftfOm t*4fce,Jacl that M the IS
fprtoraefcq tbe. csunty, only, a are
??*??'?< the. hospital hs
Miitioa, due to the aging group (7
Wmmm ?abated mors thaw 25
g*n> thereby a shorter afphgsi
nave vpry^imqtr t prac
ttco which, farther aggravates the
Shortage. She fallowing table may
aw# tsit I ?
? have been graduated 35 years. S
ian nm?x hh?
f jNKl Hfetyeafs. M M
1 Between 10-14 years, f
f between 5-9 years.
X has been censervatlvsly. psi
1 general or family doctor is need
1 QYN specialist or obstetrician for
1 Internist for each 40,000.
1 Radiologist for each 40,000.
^ffMK simple arithmetic
*** thgt Duplin County needs 26
imsppill t Obstetrician and
ftYg, Ship 1 Radiologist to satisfy
of which 681 wrye,horn,?the, mm
ty, 375 out eC mn.osssdy^.This, lor
eluded 75 born at home attended
' . . .
The ?upiia General Hospital had
318 babies and it is estimated that
the Hawes Clinic in Rose Hill had
888. With added doctors it is thou
gh that many of the 375 out-of
frirthc u/milH ha VP bCCIl hprp,
In North Carolina the 1960 rate
of admission to a general hospital
was 137 per 1000 population. The
U. S .A. rate was 128 per 1000, and
Seuth Carolina's rate was 113 per
In Duplin General. Hospital the
rate of admission for the year 1962
was 58.4 per 1000 population or 2356
the people are either going to out
fide hospitals or have very unusual
good health. Public press notices in
dicates that the former is true rath
er than extra good luch or health.
The,Wke IliilinniiH which as
sists the hospitals of fiqrth CarolhM
and Sooth Carolina guotes the aver
age percentage occupancy of hispi
talo in . this amn ia 71.6... whereas
Duplia General is ony 64.8. It should
he neted that the rate of occupancy
has been consistently lower then
this fiam the opening of the hospital
(March 1958) which has resulted is
a defkat. Twelve thonsaad, six hu<>
4bed eight days of care were rend
ered in 1962 to patients of which 84
09 were catered peeple. Daring the
same time 3073 days were lor
charity.caaes certified by the Counr
ty Welfare Office oa which a loss
was sustained even though $19.08
was paid for each day, bat which
costs about $26.00.
Since March 1955 through Septem
ber 30, 1962, there were 78,731 days
of care rendered of which 4311 dags
were gives to people not paying
and not approved by the Welfare
Office. This 4311 days represented
OPrabnately $20.00 average daily
coat through the years or om
$108,000 uncollected on so-called ac
counts receivable. Our charity
load for 1962 was 26.2% of the daily
In summary, the Duplin General
llssphnl and the surrounding area
has an unsatisfied need for assis
tance in obtaining more physicians
and specialists so that the Hospital
can survive to be the center of
medical care for 40,270 people of
Here are authoritative answers by
the Veterans Administration to
questions train former servicemen
and their families.
. ttff I borrow en my GI insur
ance policy, must 1 repay a speci
fied amount, every month?
? A-No. While it is deairable to re
pay the amount borrowed as soon as
pnaihle to save interest charges
aad to return the insurance princi
pal to. its fall value, there is no
required repayment schedule.
Q-tt.h should remarry, in addition
to losing my widow's pension, will
Wif Government, Insurance proceeds
A-Your remarriage will have no
effect upon your receipt of GI in
Q-I recently retired with 20 years
of enlisted service. Is it true that
I have until > January 31, 1965, to
start, my schooling under the Ko
rean GI Bill?
rA-Aanunry tl, 1985, is not the
last day to START schooling but
the day that Korean GI Bill school
ing benefit come to an end. Thus,
v oi -v>- i n ? 1
safer a year and a Jwlf remain to
take advantage of this program.
However. you ahauld coaaaJt year
nearest VA office since individual
eligibility expires three years after
the first discharge or,release upon
which you would have baao ottgiWe
for complete separation from active
service. Immediate re-enlistment
without loss of service times does
not extend this three-year deadline.
WY: Ella V. Pridgfen
The New Testament did not pro
duce Christianity, Christianity on
the contrary produced the New
Testament Christianity itself did
not spring into being full grown.
She wan the child of Judaism, al
though an unwanted child, mid
seon disowned. But the Judiasm
that gave birth to. a Jesus and a
Paul - Was not that of the Old
We must alway remember that
God chose the Hebrew people te
be oracles of His revelation.
Through them he revealed Him
self to the world. The Jews are by
all odds the greatest race ever to
have appeared en this piaaet. They
have endured persecutions, orna
mented the arts and sciences with
their abilities, gained great com
mercial success, and above all else
in value, they have kept their faith
enviolate, and above all, right
thinking people, they have the ad
miration of the entire world. Eze
kial knew his people deserved the
punishment they were getting in
exile. God was discipliag them,
that He might prepare them for
the great place they were to hold
in human history.
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Changes In Your
A new. edition of the "Social Sec
urity Handbook" is off the press, a
314-page easy-to-reaw digest of the
social security law and regulations
all that anyone needs to know about
the old-age, survivors, and dis
ability insurance program and how
The Handbook, which was first
published in 1960, has proven useful
to lawyers, accountants, labor un
ion officials, members of Congress,
and others who assist or advise
members of the public in social sec
Among the Handbook's 21 chap
ters are two about the disability
provisions deciding disability
claims Other chapters tell about the
requirements for Getirement, de
pendents, and survivors benefits,
describing in detail the types of
evidence the claimant may be ask
ed to supply. Hie steps that a clai
mant may take to redress what he
considers a torongul action on the
part of the agency are fully explain
ed. The final chapter presents a
summary of other Government ben
efit programs, giving their eligibi
lity requirements and rates of pay
>ii |i I' ?? ' -w .?
The Social Security District Of
fice at 311 East Walnut Street has
copies of the . Handbook for exami
nation and reference, and copies
are also being supplied to public
libraries and law libraries. The
"Social Security Handbook" may be
purchased from the Superintendent
of Documents, U. S. Government
Printing Office, Washington 25, D.
C., for 1.25.
Farmers spend more than $25 bil
lion annually for labor and supplies.
Homogenized milk was first sold
successfully In 1919.
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Uncle Pete From ChiffTin Switch
DEAR MISTER EDITOR:
Crab grass, and the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture is running a
race to see which can git there
fustest with the mestest.
I got some liggers here put out
by somepun called the Tax Foun
dation that puts a feller to thinking.
It says that todtay we got half as
many farms as they was in l'.iSS.
and half as many fanners. It ex
plains that so much land has been
put in the Soil Bank, ao many small
farms combined with big ones, and
the use of power tools is the reason
fer this 50 per cent decrease. But
the piece from the Tax Foundation
says the number of workers in the
Department of Agriculture has jum
ped since 1805 from 85,114 to 121.
538, or 43 per cent while farms and
farmers was decreasing.
This piece says in 1935 they was
one employee in the Department of
Agriculture for ever 80 farms in
the nation. In 1962 we had one em
ployee in the Department of Agri
culture fer ever 28 forms. The piece
goes on to show that the ratio of
employees in the Department of
Aericulture to the number of farms
was Increasing faster ever year AM
by 1962 they would be one employee
in )te Department of Agriculture
fer ever farm m United States.
I won't be here, Mister Editor, ia
1962. but I hope you'll recommend
to your Congressman that each em
polyee git assigned to his special
farm, required to live on it and pay
fer his room and board. H could be
that right now crab grass was a fit
tie ahead ia the race, but them fig
gers from the Tax Foundation
shows the Department ef Agricul
ture is closing the gap fast.
Incidental, in my latest pamphlet
from the Agriculture folks they was
disturbing news. It says Americans
is about to quit eating sweet pota
ters. In 1937, it says, the per capiter
consumption of sweet pptaters was
23 pounds, and now It's down to
about 7 pounds. It's mighty hard
fer the wbnmen folks to git candied
sweet pptaters covered with hot
brown sugar syrup and a piece of
yellow butter melting at the. top
from them froze, food counters and
I reckon that's why this item is git
ting extink at the family, table.
Speaking of the family table, I
haven't ever saw if Senator Philip*
Health and Safely Tips 1
N Tke American Medical Association
mere wm De an eclipse or the
sup visible ail over the Unfea*
States OA Saturday. Job *
j)0?t!lqo?, at ,TH# bclipse
unless you have first obtained ex
pert guidance on how to cte it with
auk injuring yuueeyee. '
Ophthalmologists < ra*dk)al eye
specialists) know that wjtheach re
ciyryng. ecligse af the sub tney can
ahtie^tuto'. caaas of serious eye
damage, even blindness.
Dark sun glasses are no protec
tion. There are NO FILTERS gen
erally available that make safe
viewing of an eclipse possible. This
1 ?W1I a /J /vn iWn iWnS aMkAMf
KivtKtco tiiv TOoiCu 51Q00 inni 111any
people once believed safe. Even
heavy welder's glasses do not pro
Telescopes and binaeuiars brain
ed on an eojlpse are particularly
dangerous. Tfieji magnify and in
tensify the burn. DON'T PHOTO
GRAPH THE ECLIPSE unless you
are an experienced prefesfcmai.
Looking into the viewflender of a
camera pointed at the sun is highly
dangerous. Even special fibers
dont help unless they are chosen
with great care.
Most people, ESPECIALLY CHIL
Hart has got his ruling yet from the
Food and Drag Administrate oa
haw many cherries was required is
a bakery pie to make it legal. You
wilt recollect he was complaining -in
the Congress that the bakery folks
was mighty skimpy with the sher
ries they was putting i? pies fer
sale to the American hoesewife
While he's investigating the iiggers
on cherries, Mister Editor, he
might ask the Department of Agri
culture about the percentage of jack
asses running loose in Washington.
' D. E. Earnhardt I
Love God With AH Yoor MM
Mark 12: ?9
Mr. Gurley warned me about fol
lowing the leadership of a certain
man. Said Mr. Gurley# "Me. isi a
mighty good man with mighty poor
judgment". That did not mean that
the man was a pretender to.be dis
carded. ft only meant that he was a
iMvEjiN, uuft t rqaitae mat less man |
on# second'* exposure, to the direct
r?* of thoisu* can. ander some
ctoapnstapeos, , oauao ? permanent
blindness. There isn't,, even neces
sarily any immediate sensation of
pain before the damage is done.
The only safe method of watching
an eclipse is by the "projection me
thod.' That is, the viewer looks at
an image of the eclipse, rather than
at the eclipse itself. The image is
projected onto a white surface and
the observer, WITH HIS BACK TO
THE SUN, watches the image. j
Most of us have set fire to a piece
Of paper by focusing the rays of
yun through ?l inflgBifying
It is this same burning power that
damages, the reina of <ge in
wolippe bjlnctoess.i.The *u?'s yraRs
are.brought te focus oa the interior
of the eye by the optical system
within the eye.
In fact, the safest way to view
the eclipse 1b en television or thvo
ugh photos in magaehtes and news
papers. Unless you obtain profes
sional advice from aw expert - an
ophthalmologist, astronomer or op
tical scientist ? don't took at the ec
/ ? * * '?? ?' ? >
but not thwted ar a toad*.
. ? , ? i i? * W .'
I heard of a conununitc where
there was a ?rl .that, was nearly
perfect. She,,would net eat-as egg
that was .laid en. Sunday. She would
not pass a lumber yard whom they
bad undressed lumber. She walked
slow so they would not think she
was fast. She..did not, walk last
enough to get, a husband.
What is the answer? We need peo
ple with good conscience and good
purpose. But never in history have
we stood more in need of good men
with strong minds, practical judg
ment, and consecrated imagina
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Where Ara Yeu7
Lesson for Jaly n, IMS
MM* Material: Oenaale S through 11.
D?t?KiHl|Hlta|: Romani sTS-Sl.
npHE Bible might very well to
I gin with en essay cm sin; Wit
next ef Bin." Btseiee. net emgi)
makajmjM&af the Bible, and
this Is a goofflMb? Whrt Christ
*i?w? ehiH?nta oft
he Bible hav?|
n their re-studjl
yt these ancienl
stories is that the
point is: TBIS
The name Ad|m
18 someuuug vex j Bugev^., ?
this. Anyway ,j? wwllKb ofthaie
stortos u only legends oulcl the
dim ynst,-- Just ? stories-- to .< tell
around-ewnpfirw and'hearth, we
misjudge them, If,we argue about
whan all this-was, and should we
take these stories Hterslly or ft
parables, wa. are still off the
besai,Jnffiat we need to do Is take
-the stociea to heart U r fcji
Anatsay ef t>> ' ' ? *. -> ?
One great thinker in^thO GhrH
tlan church has said, Everybody's
middle name is Adas* What i he
meant was, Wto'stosy at Adam is
the story of everyman. Ther story
of Adam's sin hr the story of %
erymao's sin. The cause, tfe
ottorda; the' cruelty, .the conse
quences, and the ctire of sin toe
afl rhese. <iiut. the) central fact
about sin, the really dreadftil
thing -about it, is brought out ,|y
thto fateful quesfrai that God pals
to Adam, frightened Adam, sUCtat
Adam, hiding from the God wbfte
questions must be answered. t
Where are you? God asks. N|w
it-is not-hard to aee that this ques
tioh was not asked cot of Gctt'a
ignorance. God knew very Well
whele Adant was; be knows where
we all are. God asks the question
to Calk* Acton* toHr: hwhad fcst
contact with God. Gdd shqnldi 8
ndtksee Isadtvlook for him .die
should have run Joyfully to fffset,
the God who had done him tood
mid M "7?. Inrtw h.i: ii^M
tag,-friendless, useless and afcfid.
Jcnccr Us totcsrets. /Itoe UkeaWss
I Id Goa tabout Whiebi we iBre I
tunklnff ft wee* ago) iftbegintang
to iLMMWHiiI. so that not long a|er
ta.it.?and right on up to now?
man wlro look so cruel and fre ?
so wicked that any one in hi*, right
rttefl WoM* sry, If ttart the. Im
age of God, I don't want any part
41 torJCdlaa taw out off in other
Words not only from God but from
himself, his best self, further, he
was cut off from hip wife. The
story in Genesis tells rf the joyful
words of welcome whan Adam
sees Eve for the first tame. Para
dise, for both of them,11ncomplete
only when the other ooejfthe loved
one, is there to share ** Now all
I to changed. Adam's <atay word
about luf wife is?"Itoe woman
Thou gavest me, she gave me the
C3*M WMMnedi Gcd'itfault for ?
Slili lIII illlit* not When you
W> la atog'VUtflt wherwyfu won't
idee responsibility forjftur own
? mm Ita? )ua klamt taveryone
but yourself for yauia Itns and
your troubles, then you have rtjl
fyihatattn all relatione with the
human race. ?.i
The seismn question nn
The flftt question God .asks of
man rings like ausoleutKtpsrning
bell in the heart of wpry one
some time or other. Where Ire
I youSaJtafcure here magWat thsa
m?Wtat:-but you arepptoerever
you act, you are whereeat things
a pond they create riSrt?*t
that he caused during hig lifetime,
the burden of it'woutohfc over
powering. Yet there iapgnother
and a happier side.
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Kenansville and Warsaw
Irs. Belton Minshew "' '%i '* '
*n Warsaw, N. C
Irs. Homer C. BrMrit ,M 1 * ,
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? THE DUPLIN TIMES
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? Published each Thursday in Kenansville, N. C., County Seat of
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SBusiness oiiice ana pnnung piani, ivenansvuie, w. t.
" RUTH P. GRADY
RUTH P. GRADY, EDITOR
itered At T*e Pest Office, Kcmnsville, N. C.
? ? as second class matter
MR?Kenansville, Day >9 9*171?Night 29 9-2141
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? Savings accounts
? Loans of oil kinds '
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? Night depository
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? Bank by mail
? Cashiers checks
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? Free personalized checks..,
? Statements mailed monthly
o Friendly, experieced service
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