Children’s day exercises held at Baptist Church on Sunday
evening were quite a success. The program was an excellent one, and the ladies
and everyone connected with it deserve great praise for the ideal manner in
which it was rendered.
“Tip” Campbell, an old friend of ours from up the river, was in
town on Saturday. He is suffering from a very sore hand, caused by a cut from an
Oke Gainer and Ed Morgan gave a moving picture exhibition in
town, Thursday evening, which was largely attended.
A gentleman at one of our boarding houses, after having beans
shoved at him for two straight weeks, asked the waiter to please read the 18th
chapter of Hebrew. We imagine this will make some of our readers get the dust
off their Bibles.
There was a noisy, but bloodless fight on Brushy Run between F.S.
Sampson and G.G. Griffin. They fought the first round over the telephone and
then agreed to meet at the residence of W.H. Davisson and fight it out. Sampson,
being fleeter of foot than Griffin, beat him to the place appointed, and for
fear his opponent would come, he started back home; and when Griffin came to the
spot and found that Sampson had fled, he increased his speed in pursuit, and
when he topped the hill, to his surprise, he faced the muzzle of a large gun,
and with the speed of a traction engine, he turned his course, and it is claimed
by those who saw him that his speed had that of Halley’s comet as he backed
clear off the stage. W.H. Davisson is making some noise about the stickers being
all torn off from his blackberry bushes as a result of them two running through.
The polio season is upon us, or almost here, and we remind our
readers that although we have a vaccine--or several vaccines--polio is still
taking a heavy toll of American lives.
Some people may not realize it, but in 1959 polio paralyzed five
thousand victims. Also, many people do not realize it, but 49 percent of the
American population has received no vaccine at all.
It is among this half of the population that paralytic polio
will take a heavy toll this summer, a U.S. Public Health official recently