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sponsored, taxpayer-supported em
ergency ambulance scrvicc.
We are fortunate that sincc 1982 a
number ot dedicated volunteer med
ical technicians, dispatchers and
managers have served our emergen
cy medical needs. But they cannot
finance the operation of three ambu
lances, a garage and all the equip
ment necessary. They must rely on
the residents and the business com
1 would only hope that those who
chosc not to donate will never need
the scrvicc of the Calabash EMS,
but if they do the response will be
quick and professional.
Jack T. Brady
Do n't Punish West Students
To the editor:
West Brunswick High students
who left school to go to the
Welcome Center dedication Friday
should not be punished for what
they did. They were exercising their
freedom of speech.
1 have children going to WBHS
and a lot of people will probably
say, why don't they ride the bus?
What if one of those buses got
rammed? A lot more than one or
two could be killed then.
I'm sure most parents of students
at WBHS at one time or another
have stood up for what they thought
was righL That's just what these
kids have done.
I praise them for it and it seems
more adults should also say well
done. If my two had participated and
were punished there would be a few
The Welcome Center is nothing
but a showplace. A home for un
wanted or teenage pregnant girls
would have served a better purpose.
Disabled Veterans Deserve Help
To the editor:
What is more shameful than dis
abled amcrican veterans having to
beg for assistance in any way? They
answered the call to duty and took
we can foigct later on those whom
we checred for when they answered
the call to duty?
It is our duty and the duty of our
constitutional republic to care for
these unselfish, suffering victims of
If we can beat the drums, wave
the flag and tic yellow ribbons on
our fence posts today, how is it that
Help those who find it difficult to
nelp themselves and remember, "on
ly for the grace of God it is not me
or one of mine."
Thank God, four of mine came
home for service overseas, two in
Earl L. MarkJand
Put Seat Belts In School Buses
To the editor
I feel the government should not
have the right to make it mandatory
for me to use a scat belt or to buckle
down my grandchild or any child in
But the state says it's okay to put
children of all ages (four and up) on
school buses (the state's vehicles)
where the driver isn't bucklcd up or,
to make matters worse, the children
aren't supplied with scat bells even
if they wanted to buckle up.
! have fo! Sewed school buses and
observed the children standing,
moving from seat to seat, and even
"mooning" the driver behind the
TTk state is pushing buckle up.
Why don't they practice what they
Why don't they use the money
from tickets for not using seat belts
to install scat belts on school buses?
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OI9?? THE BOUNSWCK BEACON I
PHOTO BY Bill FAVfc*
SANDPIPERS seem to be "in tune " with their surroundings.
Homes For Sandpipers
BY BILL FAVER
It is always interesting to me how the sandpipers
seem to he forever at the water's edge. There arc few
days when some are not present
feeding on the sea-offerings and
amusing us with their swiftness
and diligence where the land
meets the sea.
Sandpipers are more abundant
in the spring and fall when the mi
grating species pause in their jour
neys to feed with us. Summer also
gives us many sanderlings and se
mi-palmated sandpipers to move
in and out with the waves. Only at high tide do they
rest a while, sometimes tucking head under wing, but
with a wary eye open for predators.
In his poem, Sandpipers , Carl Sandburg, wrote:
Ten mites of flat land along the sea.
Sandland where salt water kills the sweet potatoes.
Homes for sandpiper s
the script of their feet is on the sea shingles
they write in the morning, it is gone at noon
they write at noon, it is gone at night
Pity the land, the sea. the ten mile flats.
pity anything hut the sandpiper's wire legs and
Sometimes we can see their writings on the sand,
quickly to be erased by an incoming wave. Their
movements arc tied to the rhythm and movements of
the waves. They are somehow in tune with their envi
ronment; they know their well-being and their survival
depend upon their being "in tune." We watch their
"wire legs and feet" and know that the only pity is for
those of us who miss their understandings and their
relationships and intcrdcpcndencies with the natural
Seventh District Congressman
Charlie Rose's mobile office is
coming to Shallotte next week.
A representative will be available
at the Shallotte Post Office from 9
a. m. until noon, Wednesday, Feb.
Anyone who has a problem with
a federal agency or wants to get a
message to Rep. Rose about federal
legislation may stop by. a news re
lease indicated. Rose can also be
contacted by writing him at 2230
Rayburn House Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515.
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