The Herald-Sun from Durham, North Carolina on April 11, 1948 · 31
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The Herald-Sun from Durham, North Carolina · 31

Durham, North Carolina
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Sunday, April 11, 1948
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DURHAM MORNING HERALD DURHAM N C SUNDAY ATRIL 11 1948 SEC IV— PAGE 3 Ancient fire 1790 Blazw Now By BILL SHARI'! Saluda — Uncle Billy Vjorrli can sleep well in his Friendship Church grave because hits niece Ida Owens is keeping Viis precious fire going the sat-ne fire laid by Uncle Billy’s greai -grandfather in 1790 and neveit extinguished to this day Her might make an irritable whirl Vr two about his beloved dogs bfut the fire is O-K On a brisk (March day Mrs Owens now 72 had it leaping fireplace high aJid she had nothing but harsh wcyrds for some fellow or other whol on the radio said the fire would (die out “Not so long as I live” ske said a sentiment echoed by heir husband who is 78 “And I’ve Jheired this place to my baby boy! Wendell He’s 39 and works I for a hosiery mill at Spartanburg and hell take over when we can't keep going” j The fire which blazes sol cheerfully in the ancient log cab&in here on Green River Road is al family heirloom After a century of tradition that the “Morris fir never went out" it came to be L point of family honor to keep it going Uncle Billy a bachelor rvas its keeper for many years drying at 84 a few years ago Mrs Owens tended him in his illness land inherited both cabin and fiite She has wrought many changes while keeping the fire inflact The century-old log cabin is how insulated with packing board tacked onto the logs by her musband Alexander Hampton Owfns She was born in this cabin bkit Uncle TENDS ANCIENT! FIRE WHICH SHE HEIRED— Ida Owens of near Saluda N C ?t her log-cabin fire which is over 150 years old She heired cabin and fire from her uncle Bill Morris who died after keeping the family hearth fiJ'e going several generations Mrs Owens says her yclungest son has promised to take over the ifire after she is gone ALEXANDER HAMPTON OWENS shown with sled full of fuel for the everlasting fire The log cabin he occupies with his wife and the ancient blaze is in the background The elderly couple do “such farming as wc’re able” ? Good Fishing At Nag's Head Nag Head — Jenncttej operator of a fishing pier and report here says tha severs Winter 'just ended means there will bo gfood fishing this season A check Jwith old-timers including seasoned commercial men reveals that they believe a hard Winter is always followed by good fishing Jennctte checked on the volumes handled by commercial fishing houses and said the old belief aeemeef to be well-founded Few fishermen realize that a lot of channel bass are puken from the fishing piers Jennctte said In Log Cabin A Family Heirloom Billy since had let thfe chinks drop out something terrible until it was as cold as you ever saw Uncle Billy's fiddle — it is a real Italian fiddle Mrs Owens says— has been preserved The two dogs greatly beloved of Uncle Billy are gone but there are two cats in their place The St Bernard died of “the-something-like pneumonia” three weeks after his master passed away The other “we'll just call him but he ain't a collie” was discovered to be an egg-sucker “W ef missed the eggs and noticed he didn't eat hearty and just put 2 and 2 together” It made 4 and the egg-sucking “ain’t a collie” was given away The 65 acres which went to Mrs Owens with the cabin and fire are farmed as much as Mr Owens’ age will allow which isn’t a great deal But they are hardy mountain people snug in their packing-cnse walled cabin and demanding little of the world Few tourists come to see the fire which is all right with them They feel a strong if vague attachment to it and it really is no trouble A lot of people up here keep hot ashes on the hearth all the time “Don’t say the fire will go out” said Owens So Uncle Billy should rest all right joined now by one dog and likely to 'be visited by the shade of the other since a suck-egg dog has short shift in this country The old fire roared famously as his niece — “Little Ida” he -called her — kicked it today 700 were recorded from his pier last Fall with the fishing continuing until cold weather While some were puppy drums 50 pounders also were recorded Contrary to belief in some quarters the surf-casting from here to the inlet is excellent in Spring and FalL Jennette’s crew searches out the slues and marks them with stakes up on the beach and also rents jeeps to sportsmen who want to explore the possibilities south of here It might be interesting also for surf casters to try the lonely and litUe visited Currituck beach area First National Bank Of Durham Diagonally across from the Hill Building on the Northeast corner of Corcoran and Main Streets " the above structure was erected in 1893 to house the prosperous and growing First National Bank of Durham Built of pressed brick with granite and brown stone trimmings the structure cost some $40000 to erect For 21 years the building housed the First National and was one of the most important centers in the downtown district The bank had- its offices on the first floor while the second floor was used as law and other offices On the third floor there was an apartment which was rented mainly to “favorites of the bank” who perhaps moved to Durham before they had found suitable quarters The first automobile to be built or put together in Durham was in the basement of the building Children running around on the cobblestone and dirt streets downtown would often stop and watch two men as they labored awfiy at their strange task -Gen Julian S Carr probably the most prominent citizen of Durham during that day constructed the building to house his bank which he had earlier organized on Mangum Street beside the lot where the Duke Power Company Building now stands In 1914 when the General saw that an even greater building was needed for the institution he had this building destroyed and in its place he built the seven story building which still stands and in which the Depositor’s National Bank is now located —NAT JONES It's A Long State Patrolmen By CORA S RICE Raleigh — It’s no easy feat to become a member of the State Highway Patrol The record proves it Before an applicant Is put on the patrol force he is thoroughly investigated as to character and reputation and is made to stand rigid physical and mental tests When the last legislature met and decided that the problem of highway safety is a solemn duty of the State it voted to double the force of the patrol which then stood at 213 This meant that over 200 new patrolmen would have to be trained So the Motor Vehicle Department sent out the word that the highway patrol was accepting applications — it needed 200 new men But not “just anybody” would be accepted — first an applicant had to meet these specific requirements: 1 Be at least 5 feet 10 inches talL 2 Weigh at least 160 pounds 3 Be between the ages of 21 and 30 4 Have at least a high school education or the equivalent 5 Must have lived for the past five years in North Carolina 6 Be able to pass a rigid physical examination Maybe you think these preliminary qualifications sound simple The result showed they were not The patrol received over 6000 applications from men who wanted to make the highway patrol their career Out of this number not one was turned away because the quota had been filled — but merely because all but around 250 failed to meet all the requirements Of course' not all these Were ruled out on the above qualifications but further investigations showed they were not suited to become patrolmen Upon receipt of an application patrol officials asked each person to secure three or four letters of recommendation from persons in his home town — from people other than relatives who could vouch for his character and reputation and good standing in the community These letters were then forwarded to patrol headquarters in Raleigh where they were studied thoroughly If one letter stated that the applicant’s character was not good he was immediately rejected If however his letters showed he was worthy of becoming a highway patrolmen his name was given to a highway patrolman in the applicant’s area for further investigation This patrolman then went 'to the man’s home town interviewed him talked with citizens in the town to find out just what sort of person he was If the patrolman found anything in the man’s past record to make him unfavorable-such as a court record regardless of how minor— he was immediately ruled out The patrolman then reported to headquarters that “I do not recommend so-and-so for the 'State Highway Patrol” If however the applicant's character was found to be beyond reproach the patrolman recommended that he be further considered ' Patrol officials however did nftt accept the patrolman’s verdict as the final word They turned the investigations over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprints of all recommended applicants were checked by the FBI to see if they had had any previous record This' check ruled out many for it was found that while some applicants possessed spotless reputations in their home communities they had been involved in trouble in military service Maybe you think that is the end of the story but it is only the beginning After all investigations were completed the patrol sent out notices to the accepted applicants to report to Fort Bragg on a certain date to go through a rigid physical and mental examination The examinations for prospective patrolmen were the same as those for the Army in Tough Road Carefully Screened fact they were conducted by Army doctors By this time patrol officials began to wonder if they would ever be able to get the 210 new patrolmen for the applicants still had to stand the test of a six weeks' training school Any minor offense was cause for rejection Of course many recruits left the school of their own free wilL They decided the patrol was going to be “too tough” or that they were "unable to take it” But even this was not the end of the patrolman’s training He had a three months probation period to go through During the first six weeks of this period the new patrolman was assigned to an older more experienced patrolman The new one watched the older one go about his daily tasks He observed the tact and diplomacy with which he handled irate motorists — he was now learning by observation and practical experience For the next six weeks he became the active patrolman and the older one watched him making helpful suggestions and criti-' cisms That was the end of the test if the new recruit passed the probation test he was "in” At last the training period was over He was given a permanent assignment a patrol car and told to become an asset to the highway patrol And that is the story behind the 200-odd new highway patrolmen on our highways today It is an interesting fact that all but one of the new men are veterans with excellent service records in World War II (The patrol did not stipulate that applicants be veterans but the rigid physical requirements and age limitations almost demanded it) BE ON THE “Receiving 8ttd” $500 WILL OPEN AN ACCOUNT EACH ACCOUNT INSURED UP TO $5000 1947 DIVIDEND WAS 2Va ( You Owe It to Yourself to Save Some Amount Each Pay Day Placing Emphasis On Public Health Duke Nursing School And Hospital Emphasize Vital Training By JEANNE WALL With public health rapidly becoming an important field of work in medical and nursing circles the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke Hospital nursing staff have recently turned their attention to the study of cause and effect of illness Today officially opens Public Health Nursing Week commemorating the efforts of the U S Public Health Service and local public health associations to assure better health for the people of our nation The demands of the recent war were met by fine individual effort on the part of every nurse and by the co-ordinated action of every organization The demands upon health workers of the present and future arc no less exacting Programs for physical and mental well-being of the total population arc expanding rapidly The growing body of new knowledge and the health sciences must be applied effectively in action programs that are steadily mounting in number This will involve broad understanding of the needs of the people and of the contribution of all kinds of health workers in meeting those needs Co-ordinated study by physicians health officers nurses and all related personnel is the basis to the formulation of wise programs for action The public has a very real stake in the sound educational system for nurses Today we must produce nurses who not only give skilled nursing care to patients but who also ran tnke'thrir place on the professional teams which are working diligently for the health of the people Today leaders in the medical and nursing professions realize that regard for patients as persons as members of a family and a community has been a strong factor in prevention of the same or other illness A leading advocate of the vital need for public health has been the United States Public Health Service For the past three monthaL Miss Lillian A Gardiner senior 'assistant nurse officer of the U S P H S has upon request from the Duke University School of Nursing served as visiting professor of Nursing Education Mias Gardiner’s work has consisted of instruction in Community Nursing to student nurses in the integration of the social and health concepts of nursing to graduate nurses in the Division of Nursing Education Miss Gardiner has served in a consultant capacity in this field to the faculty of the School of Nursing and to the instructional staff of Duke Hospital Basie emphasis in these courses: (1) The social and health concepts must permeate the whole curriculum of the School of Nursing including theory and actual clinical experiences (2) Every head nurse kand supervisor must prepare herself to assist students in their interpretation and understanding of patients and (3) Patients must be seen as Isolated Bridge Party Portsmouth N C — Maybe they’re trying to get away from kibitzers Anyway the most isolated bridge tournament in the world is going to take place here this summer Roy Eubanks operator of a fishing and hunting club here has just booked a group of husbands and wives who aren't especially interested in fishing but want to play out a week-long tournament Portsmouth is a lone sand split on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and contains about 15 residents Eubanks has put two jeeps into service at the lodge and also three banker ponies for use of his guests OF SECURITY e Buying a home is easier when savings can be the down payment! Here earnings paid on your full savings account increase your fund regularly Enjoy the security and pleasure of owning a home Start by saving SECURITY Building & Loan Ass’n r Trust Building Durham N C persons as members of families and communities and following illness they must be assisted in any needed readjustment necessary for return to their family and community This latter concept implies a system of referral for patients to make possible continuous medical nursing or rehabilitative care until the optimum recovery is reached V Vv TUBERCULOSIS TESTS given regularly at the Public Health Association Building in downtown Durham are another free service carried on regularly by the local association Students from Bdthesda High School being checked here by Mrs Helen Hylc X-ray technician are observed by Miss Margaret Miller surgical supervisor at Duke Hospital Miss Miller is shown to the right of the machine heading the list of students Assisting to the left is Mrs Bonnie Mount rehabilitation director of the Durham County Tuberculosis and Health Association The tests are a joint project conducted by the Health Association and the Tuberculosis Association THE DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE are not confined to clinical work alone but also involve many local home visits Miss Olive Galloway standing behind table assistant instructor in ribrsing arts at the Duke Nursing School is pictured here as she accompanied public health nurse Miss Berta Crumpler on a visit to the home of Mrs R M Dickerson Miss Galloway observes as Miss Crumpler instructs the young mother in the correct methods of bathing her 13-day-old son Robert Earl Dickerson LAWN CHAIRS Two Chairs Here For The - Price Of One Elsewhere In connection with this work nurses on the staff of Duke University Hospital and the School of Nursing recently joined in field observation visiting and working with various community agencies in surrounding counties The work was carried on through the cooperation of the Durham City-County Health Department and the Lee Persons Chatham STRIP STEEL Buy At Factory Prices From the Following Business Concerns PORTERFIELD HARDWARE CO 322 N MANGUM ST BAILEY’S ESSO SERVIGE W MAIN ST & MILTON AVE BEST TIRE SERVICE 800 N MANGUM ST and Orange Counties Health Departments According to the school's announcement- the course on Integration of the Social and Health aspects in the basic curriculum will be repeated from July 5th to July 19th by Miss Gardiner who will return to Durham to give instruction to all lntexested qualified graduate nurses 4 Strong and comfortable all weather steel chair steel frame with smooth finish Ideal for porch or lawn with green arms and white back and seat ONLY $4Ji35 Ea

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