Rev. Jackson, presiding elder of the M.E. Church South in this
district, delivered two most excellent sermons in this town on Saturday and
Little Frank Jeffreys, son of Jack Jeffreys of Main St., has
been very sick for several days with pneumonia fever.
We are indeed sorry to learn that W.F. Plant continues in poor
health from the dread Brights disease.
Miss Fay Oles returned from Roane County, where she has been
nursing Mrs. Hardman. She is a fine nurse, and her services are very much
appreciated by her patients.
Louis Vannoy was a guest within our village on Friday. He is
much of a gentleman, and we always like to shake his hand.
Billie Mathews is having some ice put up this week, and is
having fine weather for the business.
Though it has appeared that China had bowed to Russia in the
ideological struggle within the communist world, the latest word from Moscow is
that the rift between the two greatest communist powers is still very much
For the free world, this is encouraging news in one sense,
though China’s course at present may lead to very dangerous years. The
democracies have long hoped that the two big communist powers would fall out. On
dogma, the seeds of a split appear to be present.
Refusal of the Chinese to accept Nikita Khrushchev’s
short-of-war policies is an ominous sign. He said communism can win its world
struggle without a new war that would wreck civilization, and produce no winner.
The Chinese believe that communism can win only with war and
revolution, and they boast that they will have nuclear weapons in the very near
future. The British believe a nuclear ban arrangement might be worked out with
Russia, in view of China’s dissenting attitude and reported concern in Moscow
over the Chinese position.
Already four powers have nuclear weapons, and diplomats believe
the ban will become more and more difficult to obtain as additional powers