?age 2—MIRROR-HERALD—Tuesday, March 28, 1978
New home for
ft In late March of 1884, the Cherokee Indians of western
'Itorth Carolina reached the reservation In the
iDklahoma Territory that was to be their new "home.”
•: Their forced removal from the mountains of the
filarollnaa, Tennessee and Georgia and resettlement on
|.Xthe barren. Inhospitable prairie was one of the most
l^graceful events In the history of this nation.
^ A few remnants of the tribe had escaped Into the
tteoiBitalns. The majority had set off on foot the
igtreceedlng October under guard of the U. S. Army.
'Tlhelr all-winter 1200-mlle journey along a "Trail of
\Teara” would cost over four thousand lives, out of a
xtotal of 17,000 men, women and children.
The first woman hi U. S. history to be appointed to an
^iclal government position was ^iparently from
iRorth Carolina, though there Is now some confusion
;^r who she really was!
[t: Two Tar Heel ladles are mentlaned for the honor, so
^parently this state had both the first and the second.
dICrs. EUlzabeth Balfour was appointed postmaster (then
a position of considerable local Importance and
patronage) at Salisbury, on March 81, 1796, by
President Washington. She was the widow of an officer
killed during the American Revolution. An earlier
claim has been made on behalf of Mrs. Sarah DeCrow,
however, who was supposedly appointed to that same
post In Hertford County In 1792.
The North Carolina Republican Party was officially
organised at a meeting In Raleigh on March 27, 1867.
Attending were delegates from 66 of the state's 89
Though the newly-freed blacks, and many Northern
"carpetbaggers” were also Involved In birth of the new
party, well over half of Its sui^>orters were native white
Tar Heels (contemptuously called "scalawags" by
those who otg>osed them). Many of these local whites
were Indeed from the lower, uneducated ranks of
prewar society, but contrary to what has become the
accepted picture, many of them were also well-
educated, . more affluent members of the prewar
leadership, men who simply wanted to put the war
behind them and got oa with the hnslnsos at rebuilding
the state. They wore forever regarded aa turncoats,
collaborators of opportunists by their former
The U. S. Congress had passed Reconstruction Acts
which required that all of the Bouthem etates must
ratify the Fourtesndi Amandment (grantlnt full rights
of citizenship to the neWly-frsed Slaves) before they
could be readmitted to the Unlan. Tet the voters of the
state had overwhelmingly rejected that amendment In
the postwar election of 1868. Convinced by this and
other actlans that a nsw party was nseded, many local
Tar Heels joined In fotmlng the new Republican Party.
For several years thereafter, their oppments, a
blending of the state's two prewar Democrat and Whig
Parties, called themselves Conservatives, since Whigs
refused to call themsolvoa Democrats, and vice versa!
With the exception of the Whigs and Tories of the
Revolutionary Period, iw dlvtslan in the state's history
caused harder feelings than the turbulent Recon
OK, SO I ain’t so smart...
If you set your alarm clock for 9 o'clock
ted went to bed and fell aaleq> promotly at 8
o’clock, how many hours of sleep would you
Do they have a 4th of July In England?
How many birthdays does the average
Why can't a man living In Winston-Salem
be burled west of the Mississippi River?
These and other searching questions were
administered to your's truly last EVlday
afternoon by the cranial geniuses at Orlffln
There were 20 questions In all and the test
Something to be proud of
. Students at Kings Mountain Senior High now hold a record In North Carolina.
Ihey walked, rocked and danced to create this record and the Muscular
Dystrophy program Is the beneficiary.
These young people raised more than $6,600 for MD to create the record among
sdl North Carolina high schools sponsoring like events.
Steve Baker, a teacher at the senior high and director of the MD fund-raiser,
fommented that the success Is due to the school system, the community and the
iimthusiastlc student body.
^ We say amen to that and add~, especially to the enthusiastic study body. It is a
project they can well be proud of and we, as a community, can well be proud of
3hem for their unselfish participation.
A King-sized idea
was one given by a professor at Qaston
college a couple of weeks ago, believe It or
George Lublanezkl said It was the national
testing progmm for students In Poland. The
object Is to flunk as many aa possible to tost
one's true Polish nationality.
WeU, feUow Polish citizens. I think It Is
time we tote arms against this sea of
prejudicial conspiracy, thereby ending It
Yes. I failed the test miserably and was
laughed right out of the booth at "Dr.
Griffin's" store. Lublanezkl laughed tbs
hardest. Of course, you know, George Is a
native of the Ukraine, which la the next thing
to being Polish. He escaped at a tender agS
and ..I guess that's why he laughed the
Would you believe 1 missed the one about
how many birthdays the average man has? I
answered “one each year.” The correct
answer IS'-'cne"'. TIM average man la bom
only once during Ms Ufe. Jimmy Cbrter
would argue with that. He said he was a
How many animals of each speclas did
Moses take aboard the Aifc with Him?
I missed that one, too.
It wasn't Moees, but Noah who tote the
animals on ttie Ark. Tricky, huh?
Now here's one designed to drive you
Two men play checkers. They played five'
games and each man wins the same number
of games. There were no ties. How can you
I got this one right. The two mentioned In
the puzzle were playing two other men In
How fsu- csui a dog run Into the woods?
Take two apples from three apples and
vriuit do you have? One apple? Wrong. You
still have five apples. You've just separated
the apples, that's all.
A man builds a house with four sides to It
and It Is rectangular In shape. Each side has
a Southern exposure. A big bear comes
wandering by. What color Is the bear?
I put brown. I was wrong. The bear Is
wMte because the house is built at the North
A woman gives a beggar fO centa.'rhe
wonumls the beggar's sister, but t^boggar '’^''
Is not the womsui's brodier. How :bemeT—
I got It right. The beggar Is a woman.
Now, Jumping bskck to the questions asked
at the beglimlng of this column. Question
number one’s answer Is one hour. The an
swer to number two Is — yes, En^and does
haveafthof July, they just don’t celebrate It
as the Americans do.
The answsr to question number four la
obvious; a man "Uvlng'’ anywhere cannot be
builod anywhere else because he Isn't dead
The entire test was done to determine how
much the reader comprehends of what he
has read. Now folks, I pride myself on being
able to comprehend tol'able well, but It Is
dtfflcult with four or five people yammering
In your ear, wMch la what Goorge and Tricla
CSdldersand some other good folks did while
I tried to take the teat.
Okay, so you don't b«iy my explanation.
Now, lot me give you one to chew over . . .
A man decides to commit suldde. He
walks to the middle of a bridge and jumps.
Whwre was he arhen he jumped?
In the air?
That was after he jumped.
On the bridge?
That was before he jtmiped. Try again.
There Is plenty of room
At the footof the cross
That Jeeua hung on (or all
That none Mould be lost
What wonderful love God showed
When He gave His only Son
To die (or all, and save us
This great and Holy ONe.
Jesus came from the grave
To show Satan He could win
To everyone that serves Him
He Is a loyal friend.
God has a very large family
The church, we serve Him In
They all belong to Him.
Let's keep out devil and eta.
Tonuny King, Scoutmaster for TVoop 91, has come up with a very good Idea
itnd one that deserves to be aided by the public.
; King's idea Is to create a Scout Museum, a display of scouting program,
‘wjulpment and uniforms down through the years.
; The public can assist In developing a Scout Museum by digging into closets,
ifellars and attics for any and all Items In storage pertaining to the Individual’s
. King has also suggested that former Scouts, of a more recent vintage, might
donate uniforms and equipment that can be used by youngsters now entering
Scouting; youngsters who> may come from families In bad financial situations.
Both Ideas hold merit and deserve consideration and action from the com
The ruler of earth sndHeaven
The One who has everything planned
Let ua watch over promisee given.
MYRTLE M. GOFORTH
Spring allows no partiality
Spring bkMsoms eveiywhare,
Ih the highlands In the lowlands
Flowers, grass and the wild hare.
Spring expreering so effluently
True love tor beauty Mowing,
In the budding trees and flowering shrubs
In every surprise that Is growing.
Spring so liberal with her touch
As Me buds the blossoms sweet.
Bringing the aunshlne of the season
God’s after winter treat
Spring knows no wasteland
Springbloaaoms evely where.
Filling the air with sweetness
Spring la never unfair.
VIVIAN STEWART BILTCUFFB
Next to the tun and the moon, the planet Venue it the bnghtett object in the iky.
It't coniidered bad luck to point at the new moon.
A good place to retire
Did you ever dream of a place In wMeh you
could retire with good weather and low
property taxes at the ssom time? Well —
such a place still exists, with modsrate
rfsldantlal cpsta also.
The South Branswlok Islands area on the
Southeastern tip of North CkroUna la such a
ptace. The Idands area has had no snow or
alset hi the past five years, and the tax rata
Is unbelievable In this day and age of in
flation. Presently the tax rata Is 41c par
hundred dollar valuation. TMs moans on a
rssldanoe aassesod at I94A00. that the an
nual property taxes are $99.80. Unbollovabla
tor leas than $100, annually that you can pay
your taxes. And, yes. It Is stm possible to
purchase for this price range. There are no
special school taxes or any other type of
taxes assessed to your property. Mobile
home living and oonvsntloaal homos are
available In the area.
Just minutes from North Myrtle Beach, B.
C., the Islands area has an abundance of
river, Intm-eoastal Waterway, and ocean
waters tor actlvltlas such as boating, fishing,
shrimping, clamming and the likes. The
natural ocean beaches are uncrowded and
excellent tor Moll collecting, surf fishing,
sun batMng and walking.
Golfing mounds In ths area with more than
80 coxtfses within one hour, and ths excellent
weather allows golfing and outdoor actlvltlos
(or about tsn to eleven months of the year.
Peace and tranquility abound In the area,
whore residents do not live In tsar of crime
The Islands area la made up of Oooan Isle
Beach, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beaoh (or
ths ocean beaches. All are acoosrible to the
mainland by drawbridges wMoh are ton
free. CalabaM, the Seafood Oopttal of the
world. Is a portion of ths South Brunswick
Idands area. Shallotto Is the shopping cantor
of ths area. Supply also offsrs Mopping and
Is the home of the now Brunswick OOunty
Hospital, wMch opened witMn ths past six
months. Excellent doctors and dentists serve
Many other aotlvltles abound In the area
such as tennis, carpet golf, arts and crafts
festivals. Mops to browse In, and plenty of
sun. Oardening Is a (zvortta parilOM of
many, both flower and vegetable.
Ctampartoig our taxes on a $34,800, property
at $88J0, with a tax of $419 J4 on ths same
aaaosanMOt In Dado County, Florida, or
$IM.1B In Putnam County, Florida, wo think
you should Investigate further the
retiromoat poaatbllltios In the South Brun-
swleh Ldaads, U. S. Highway 17 servos the
Meads arsA Commercial jot air service
odors numerous flights.
For lull and oompista details of the area,
whieh are free, you may write the South
Brunswick Idands Chamber of Commerce,
P. O. Bon 784, Bhallotto, N. C.. 38489.
You will be pleasantly surprised with the
Mormatlcn rsoetved from them to show you
ttat such a place etUl exists tor pleasant and
eeenemical retirement In a comfortable
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