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GIRL SCOUT NEWS
Cookie Sale Goes “Over the Top!" The Cookie Sale during October 9 to 16 surpassed all previous rec ords! The Scouts must have cov ered the town! And, we are sure that the townsfolk will welome a rest; for along with window stickers, we know buttons are needed too. Yes, we must admit that we have good “salesladies” and poor ones. Brownie Betty Wilson is tops when it comes to being a charming and courteous “sales lady” — she watches for window stickers, passes by when she sees one; and, if by chance, she hap pens to knock at a door and finds a purchase has been made, in a business-like manner she apolo gizes for disturbing the busy housekeeper and smilingly thanks her as she goes along her way. Ann Bunn of Troop 6 has a good line — she doesn’t stop with an order for the home, but, “Is there someone to whom you would like to send a box of cookies?” There are all kinds of methods, and these young Scouts are learning. We appreciate the tips from cus tomers and friends as they help maintain the standards of Scout ing. —o— Church Service Well Attended The service at the Christian Church on Sunday night was well attended by the Scouts and their leaders. It was good to see par ents there, too. We appreciate the fine message that Rev. Hope gave us, and the splendid cooper ation of the choir and congrega tion. Parents and Scouts were made to realize anew the influence of an organization for youth which has as its membership in the Uni ted States 725,000 girls and volun teer workers. It is up to those who have joined its ranks to make the most of the opportunity of “being prepared,” and it is up to those who have not joined its i .. membership to avail themselves of the opportunity the community is offering each boy or girl through the program of Scouting, said Rev. Hope. —o— “Victory Hike” a Success Troop 4 did not let a cloudy day prevent their “Victory Hike,” which they had planned a week ago. The Scouts and leaders ar rived at the Hut with newly made knapsacks containing lunches, and war stamps which they are con tributing to the “National Girl Scout Victory Fund”, and soon they were off for a tramp in the woods. —o— Troop 2 Has Meeting with Parents Another Senior Troop is inter ested in Senior Service, and the meeting with parents is a re quirement in this training. The meeting was conducted by Scout Vail Hope, president, who is uoing a line piece 01 worn in her troop. As a reminder, Helen Davis, secretary of the troop, read a letter from Margaret B. Wright, Chairman of the “Girl Scout Na tional Executive Committee re garding the Victory Fund.” As a follow-up to previous in struction, reports were given as follow: Making the Girl Scout Office Safe for Blackouts, Scout Eleanor Ann White; How the Woodhouse Became a Part of Senior Service Project, Scout Jane Burgess; Fol lowing Mr. Tillar's suggestion that Senior Scouts might help in training children to be more care ful during test raids and black outs, Scout Gladys Lee made her report. Mrs. Allmann White, Troop Com mittee Member, explained how parents may help with the Senior Service training. In conclusion, Miss Frances Newsom, Scout Ex ecutive, presented the health ex amination to be filled in by the Scout and her parents, and the importance of parent cooperation in continuing Service training. The meeting was dismissed with the renewal of the Girl Scout Promise by the Scouts. —o— Several Intermediate Scouts nearing their fifteenth birthday, are becoming interested in Senior Service. We are delighted that this is true, but remember, Scouts, Senior Service is not easy. Have you been taking advantage of your present opportunities in Scouting? How long have you been in Scout ing? What is your rank? To take the Service training, you must prove that you can stick to a job until it is finished before, as fourteen year old Scouts, we admit you to the training you want. Margaret Brown proved by her diligence in the job she under took on Saturday that she really means business. She is also near ing First Class. That is the Scout who can enter Service training. Are you eligible? —o— Attention Leaders A Leaders’ meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4. Make your plans to be present. Because of First Aid classes, and we are glad that leaders are taking ad vantage of them, the October meeting was postponed. That means a little “doubling-up”, but you are equal to the occasion. Uaretul Handling Of Soybeans Urged By AAA Chairman Farmers of Halifax County who are harvesting soybeans should ex ert all possible care in removing foreign material and drying their beans before delivery to oil crush ing plants, according to W. A. Kitchin, chairman of the county AAA Committee.' Soybeans which are offered for sale containing excess moisture and which have not been properly cleaned will be discounted, and the price to the farmer will be reduced substantially. Present contracts between the Commodity Credit Corporation and crushing plants provide for pur chase of yellow and green soy beans grading No. 2 or better at $1.50 per bushel, delivered to the mill or to designated points. Brown, black, and mixed soybeans of the same grades will be pur chased at $1.40 per bushel. All soybeans will be purchased on the basis of two per cent for eign matter, such as stems, hulls, cockleburs, and other seeds — and discounts for foreign material in excess of two per cent will be one cent per bushel. Most important, the chairman said, is the provision under which all beans will be bought on the ba sis of 14 per cent moisture. Dis counts for excess moisture will be at the rate of three cents per bushel for each one per cent a bove 14. Other discounts will be made for split or damaged beans. Dock age win uc ucuuticu iium me | gross weight of the beans. “Farmers should be extremely careful to see that combines are operated properly, because this factor, together with careful dry ing, will avoid deductions in the price the producer should receive. It will pay the producer in the long run to keep his soybeans on the farm as long as necessary to reduce the moisture content to 14 per cent or below,” the chair man said. Halifax County farmers were asked to produce 6,000 acres of soybeans for oil this year as part of the Food for Freedom program, and Chairman W. A. Kitchin esti mated there are approximately 10,000 acres to be harvested. North Carolina’s part of the national soybean goal was set at 282,000 acres, and it is estimated approxi mately 450,000 acres were planted. Miss Marie Brown who is em ployed at Rosemary Cafe, is able to be out again having been con fined to her home with a sprained ankle. O’Donnell — Witherspoon Miss Elizabeth Gill Wither spoon, the attractive daughter of Louis Carson Witherspoon and Mrs. Mattie Grimm Witherspoon, of 407 Jefferson Street, Roanoke Rapids, was married to Edward Michael O’Donnell, son of John O'Donnell and Mrs. Elizabeth Southard O’Donnell, on October 24, at St. John’s Catholic rectory. The solemn ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Peter M. Denges, pastor of the local Cath olic Church. Miss Katherine West, of Roanoke Rapids, was maid of honor while Harvey Brown, of Weldon, was the best man. Mrs. John J. Williams welcomed the out-of-town guests to the rectory. Mrs. Alice H. Miller played the wedding marches and other ap propriate matrimonial pieces. The living room of the rectory was decorated with golden chrysanthe mums ana otner aamty nowers of the aster family. Immediately after the nuptials an enjoyable reception was held at the bride’s home on Jefferson Street. The couple left for a wedding trip to the North. They will live in Staunton, Va., where Mr. O’Donnell maintains his home. The O’Donnells are Catholics of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Staunton, Va., employed by Du ponts. THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB Miss Bernice Hitchens enter tained the Thursday night Bridge Club with additional guests. Mrs. L. B. Allen won high score prize and Mrs. H. E. Gibson second high. At ten thirty the hostess served a salad plate with tea. Guests were Mesdames H. C. Wirtz, Agatha Miller and Miss Josie Moore. Club members pres ent were Mesdames L. B. Allen, H. E. Baker, Jay Thompson, J. D. Edwards, W. H. Tickle, Rudolph Northington, Alton Gurganus, Hugh Cameron and H. E. Gubson. BY THE BAKERS OF BAMBY BREAD i A Thief that Lurks In Every American Kitchen Is your home a hiding place for this robber who every day has been stealing vital necessities of life from countless homes throughout America? Illustrated here is the way to combat this menace. /WEFINO^.. and I THOUGHT A HIGH CONTENT I MOTHER WAS A / fciQfrg / OF WATER-SOLUBLE V GOOD COOK! / vitamins and minerals^w™ -- ^ l IN THIS DISCARDED £sgl DON’T FRET, '"l 7 COOKING WATER. MILLIONS OF J THE COOKED VEGETABLES, B M MOTHERS HAVE BEEN "l HOWEVER, SHOW M INNOCENTLY MAKING V VERY LOW VITAMIN THE SAME . X. AND MINERAL MISTAKE, NO MORE / f THROWING AWAYTHE f VITAMINS AND MINERALS! IN 7H/S HOUSE'. ' V WHAT LITTLE WATER A / I USE NOW l X PUT IN DRESSING \ FOR THE DISH L I i YOU'RE A GGN/l/S. HON! AND£0JfHOW GOOD THOSEVEGETABLES 1 TA^rr-r " WASHED UP t /NMSJO/NTf f THEY'RE WISE ? TO MY SNITCHIN' THEM VITAMINS 7 AN'M/NEPALSf Using cooking water in dressings W gives you VITAMIN Bi, water I soluble minerals and vitamins that I are lost in cooking. To supply you I with them daily the U. S. Govern- I ment set up standards for enrich- 1 ing white bread with these needed I food essentials. y — I BAMBY BREAD is ENRICHED with Vitamin Bl, Niacin (an other B Vitamin) and Iron, in accord with the government-sponsored program for better health and welfare. Buy it . . it’s good . . and better for you!