THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, CZITFOED, N. C, FRIDAJULY 2, 1954.
L":rt Shcv;s Hist
Eah Ml State
; : More than 150 North Carolinians an-
Dually lose their lives in accidental
drownings, it is revealed by the Acci
dent Prevention Section of the North
Carolina State Board of Health in
- asking all persona to exercise' pre
i . cautions while , engaging in water
sports this summer. 1
f . Dr. Charles M. Cameron, JrM Chief
of the Accident Prevention Section,
pointed out that while a sizeable num
ber of drownings occur in every sea
. son of the year, the toll is heaviest
in the summer when outdoor recrea
tional activities are at their peak.
"Almost ; half of all accidental
drownings occur in June and July,"
Dr. Cameron said. "Most victims of
drowning are males with the high
est death rates f rem this cause be
ing recorded for boys from 15-19
years of aire."
Some insight into the circumstances
under which drownings occar at vari
ous age periods has been provided by
the files of the State Board of Health
which investigates many of the ac
: eidental deaths reported by the local
'. health departments and physicians, it
was pointed out.
"Most of the drownings at ages
. . from one to nine years appear to re
sult from youngsters falling into or
wading in rivers, creeks, and other
bodies of water," Dr. Cameron said.
"Among the younger of these chil
dren, there is evidence that a consid
erable proportion of the deaths took
place around the home some of them
j- i i.
ait ui-iroiueiiuM garueu pwts, cesspools,
septic tanks, wells, cisterns, and
"Quite different is the situation at
, the older ages," the state health of
ficial continued. "Swimming account
ed for more than two-fifths of ac
cidental drownings among boys and
young men and watercraft accidents
caused an additional one-sixth."
The Board of Health stated that the
number of deaths from accidental
drownings can be reduced only when
every person is aware of the dangers
associated with outdoor recreational
"The state is adequately provided
with lakes, parks, and beaches where
safe-guards against drowning !have
been provided," Dr. uameron said.
"AO persons are urged to utilize these
designated recreation areas. Much
credit should also go to the Ameri
can Red Cross, the. Boy and Girl
Scouts, the Coast Guard, and the Nat
ional Safety Council for their activi
ties designed to reduce the needless
waste of lives from drowning."
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Benson, Arizona, December 28, 1953
. as stated last week, we spend the
night here and leave this morning at
6:45 to see more .prairie, rocks and
mountains before sunrise. , Route 86,
Lakeside Station and Round-up Lodge
at 7:15. We see the sun rise, in gold,
from over the mountains . . . a beau
tiful sight. Willcox 7:20, elevation
4,000 feet. Snow on side of the high
way and on distant mountains. Cac
tus and prairie . . . wide open spaces
'."not a tree to be seen anywhere ,
desolate looking. Bowie at 7:45
"Home on the Range" cottages and
Indian shops. San Simon Town, 7:55.
Here we see a few trees and homes;
also a drilling company and mountains
in the distance. We cross the State
line and enter New Mexico at 8:05.
A long train of railroad cars and
Steins Station on State line.' Here
we get back to Route 80 again. Wide
open stretches, and at. lot . of sand
blown farms as smooth as glass, 100
miles east of Benson. Lordsburg, N.
M., at 8:30, elevation 4,240 feet
nice motels here and bright sunshine.
Cactus Valley 8:45. For Sale ... In-
9ia trA IfAviAan t1 Amir Aa rtiinnMA
limit aiiu jugaj .i uiauncwi , vuiuidU
baskets, Indian pottery and bells, eur-
ior. We reach the "Continental Di
vide" at 8:55 . . . elevation 4,584 feet
. . . cactus again and mountains. Gas
sign 24c. Bowling trading post and
museum, 9:05 on our left Natural Gas
Co., oil refineries and copper near
Mexican border again. Tourist Win
ter Resort, cotton fields ' and Casa
Linda Court Deming, population 6,
000, elevation 4,200. Snow covered
mountains far away 9:55. More prairie
and cactus. Los Cruscio, a big town
and nice stores. We visit here for 45
minutes. Near here are cotton fields
and cotton picking going on. This
area is watered by driven wells.
Navajo Trading Post . . . Wind mills
and cotton and cattle. Fort Geronimo
Station 10:55. Mesilla Park 11:15 , . .
Here are homes, trees, farming, trac
tors and cotton picking. Texas State
line at 11:40. Cantillo 11:50. Lunch
at Ft Bliss and leave at 1:05. Prairie
and sand until 2 o'clock. Elevation
542 feet Here we see a sign "Carls
bad Caverns, 100 miles." Lefs go
through the caverns.
New Safety Highway
The Department of Motor Vehicles
is how distributing a new highway
safety pamphlet entitled "Has the
Dream Become a Nightmare?"
Edward Scheldt Commissioner of
Motor Vehicles, said the new pamph
let has been produced in cooperation
with the North Carolina Petroleum
Industries Committee and will be dis
tributed to motorists of the state.
Pointing out that individual driver
failures are the cause of a good 80
per cent of &U highway accidents, the
pamphlet underscores the point that
"safe drivers make safe highways,"
Scheldt said. " :
The pamphlet emphasizes the hu
man element of traffic hazards and
contains a number of revealing quo
tations from traffic engineers, public
officials, jurists and casualty insur
ance companies, all tending to discount
the dangerous and all too common at
titude that the modern highway is
America by 1575 will have a popu
lation of 190,000,000, according to es
timates made by the Social Security
Administration. . ,
This will repvesent an increase of
about 29,000,000 over the population
of 1954. These figures reflect the
potentialities for this country's growth
and demonstrate that there is no fore
seeable limit on our capacity to pro
duce, if we have the incentives and
if we use our physical resources in
An increase in population and con
tinuance of America's traditionally ex
panding economy will bring an in
crease in the labor force to about 88,
600,000. This will mean 22,100,000
more persons will be at work in 1975
than were in 1954. ,
Raleigh More than half of the
1,256 drivers involved in fatal traf
fic collisions last year in North Caro
lina had driving experience of long
er than five years the Motor Vehicles
Of the same number 908 were li
censed Tar Heel drivers.
, BURGESS CLUB MEETS
The Burgess Home - Demonstration
Club met Wednesday night with Mrs.
Frank Ward at her home in Burgess.
The meeting opened by singing
"Sweet and Low." Mrs. Ward gave
the devotional, consisting of scripture
and prayer. Minutes were read and
approved and the roll called with 13
members present and one visitor. Mrs.
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we friend of Men. Thw&
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fil cmmI m be depended
i Cecil ceremony isconWed
IwMi gracious senptcHy. when
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Constat appficetion end
'ye en of careful study have
on us our reputation for de
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Howard Ward was added to the roll.
. Mrs. Sidney Layden, Home Dairy
Chairman,' gave a report on milk in
the diet and Mrs. Winston Lane re
ported on Food Conservation by freez
ing.' Miss Perry made announce
ments concerning Farm Day to be
held August 11, at the high school
gymnasium. The club voted to give
50 cents' per member toward the ex
penses. , r ' . - ' '
Miss Perry gave a very helpful dem
onstration on fitting ready-mades. She
used slides to show how waist lines
could be properly fitted and how too
long shoulder seams adjusted.
Two 4-H Club members, Annie Lou
Lane and Annette Proctor gave a dem
onstration on serving green and yel
low vegetables. They made and serv
ed a very tasty potato and nut loaf.
Mrs. J. B. Basnight made two book
reports. : ' - -
The prize for the contest went to
Mrs. Sidney Layden. The door prize
was presented Mrs. Basnight The
hostess served mints, nuts and marble
cake with ice cream, topped with pine
apple and cherries. .
BURGESS W. M. U. MEETS
The Burgess W. M. IT. met Monday
night with Mrs. William Stallings.
The meeting was opened by singing
the theme song, "Jesus Saves' fol
lowed by The Lord's Prayer. The
minutes were read and roll called with
sixteen members and two visitors
present' Mrs. Howard Ward's name
was added to the roll.
I Mrs. William Stallings gave an in
teresting program on "Proclaiming
the Saviour in Formosa." The meet
ing closed with the Watchword.
The hostess served nuts, ice cream
and cake. ;
EGG PRODUCTION DROPS
A nickname is the hardest stone
that trie devil can throw at a man.
Quoted by Hazlitt
Production of egge in North Caro
lina during May, 1954, amounted to
133 million 6 per cent below the .141
million laid during April but 4 per
cent above the 128 million laid during
May of last year. The drop of 8 mil
lion in production from the April level
followed the normal seasonal pattern.
The average number of layers on
hand in the State during May is esti
mated at 7,512,000 or about 2 per cent
less than the 7,634,000 during May,
Change In Of f ice Hours
Beginning June 20, 1954, office hours will
be only from 9:30 A. M., until 2 P. M.
HOME VISITS (other than emergency) WILL
BE DURING THE AFTERNOON.
DR. G. A. DAVENPORT
Farm flocks in the nation laid 6
billion eggs in May i per cent more
than in May last year, but 1 per cent
below the 1943-52 average production.
Egg production was above a year ago
in all regions of the country.
Modesty Forbids "
" Doctor -Tllft font, f timer fnv trnn tn
do is to give up drinking and smok
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go to bed early every night ' :
Patient Somehow, doctor. T Atmt
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Please make prompt settlement now and save the ad
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, G. OWEN;
SHERIFF OF PERQUIMANS COUNTY
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