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-Edited by Foster Edwards BEACH STUDENTS WRITING ESSAYS The Egyptians learned to use pa per and ink. Their ink was made from a mixture of vegetable glue, soot, and water. A sharpened reed, slit at the point, served as a pen. Their paper was made from a plant called papyrus, which grew along the Nile river. The Egyptians split the stems of the reed, then laid them side by side and crosswise to make a thick square mat. Then they soaked or pasted the mass to gether with its own sticky pith, dried and pressed it into sheets, and made a sort of paper. Many such sheets pasted together into long strips veie really books, but they were rolled up into scrolls, and kept in large jars when not used. They were read by unrolling from one end and roll ing up at the other. Our word * pa per” comes from the name papyrus plant.—Clinton Russ, grade 6, Caro lina Beach. Basketball is a good winter sport. It is often played in a gymnasium. It depends much on the accuracy and teamwork whether they win or not. As the game starts the ball is tossed by the official. The cen ters try to get it to a team-mate. The ball goes zig-zag through the air. swish! If it goes through the basket it is two points.—Ann Kole man. grade 6. Ice hockey is a dangerous game. The boys who play it have to wear knee pads. The ice hockey player is dressed in heavy clothing and he plays with a stick shaped like a curved ‘'L.” At the ends of the hockey rink are goals, open in the front and covered on the sides and top with nets. As the players gc into action they try to relay the puck over the slippery ice into the net for a goal. Guarding each net is a "goalie.” He is there to pro tect the goai. He is dressed in ex tra heavy clothing with leg and knee guards to protect himself from the swiftly moving and sometimes flying puck.—Henry Sehoch, grade 6. Bradley's Creek I am going to describe the three (3) sections of North Carolina: This is a relief map of North Caro lina. It is divided into 3 sections. The Appalachian Mountain sys tem: the Piedmont Region, which means at the foot of a mountain; and the Coastal Plain. Every year hundreds of people go the the mountains for health, pleasure, scenery and to get souve nirs. North Carolina’s mountains are called “The Land of the -Sky" be cause they are so high and pictures que. North Carolina is also called The “Sample State’’ of the United States; because we have so man> different minerals in our mountains. The Piedmont Region has land much more fertile than the Coastal Plain. A lot of farming is dcme in the Piedmont Region, such as corn, wheat, tobacco, and cotton farming and fruit growing. The Costal Plain does not have as fertile land as the Piedmont Reg ion. however we do find some faint ing. In the Coactal Plain we find our important seaports such as ’rt ii ming and Morehead City. Now we see that North Carolina is truly an interesting state to study about. —Robert Hodges, grade 6. Brad ley’s Creek. Hemenway There is a chemical formula that prdouces a rubber-like compound. It smells like rubber, it stretches ' e rubber, and it looks like rubber. It is a compound called “factice.” It is prepared by beating flowers of sul fur and linseed oil. —Julian Barlot, Grade G. Hemenway. Early this month the United States issued a stamp in honor of the Pony Express. This is the 80th anniversary of the Pony Express. On the corner is the skull of a buf falo and on the other is a shock of wheat. The riders of the Pony Ex press carried mail from the Mis sissippi to the Pacific coast in eight days. The cost was $5.00. When the telegraph lines were set up in the west, the Pony Express was no longer needed. —Gyenlyn, Grade 6. This book was written by Caroline Dale Snedeker. It is a fiction story of early Roman life. Some of the characters are Chloe. Aul%s. Mellisa, Chloe's father and others. One of the parts I liked best was when Chloe was playing and running in the for est she heard a cry calling for help. She found the spot where the voice came from and found a deep pit. She looked down, and if you want to know who was there, read the look. —Jean Koonce, Grade 8. "Famous Men of Greece” is a book this is one of the most interesting written by John Haarean. To me books about the history of Greek life, law and gods. It relates some thing about each famous man or god of Greece and tells of the many ad ventures that they have. Many les sons in obedience where taught by the Gods, because they were jealous and revengeful. —Winston Smith, Garde 8. Autobiographies _ Last week we carried two auto biography of Forest Hills seventh graders. They created so much fa vorable comment that we are going to make today’s feature out of auto biographies of the same grade and school. It is, we believe, a splendid feature—and we hope that you en joy it half as much as we have. My mother was Miss Ethel Bass before she married my father, Charles S. Lowrimore. Mother was born in Laurens, S. C., and father was born in Southport, in January 1901. They were married in 1922. After their marriage they came to Wilmington to live. I was born in Wilmington in January 1927, of Anglo-Saxon-Irish descent, two years after my brother. I was named John Theodore Lowri more after my grandfather. When I was about eight or nine months I began to say, "Daddy” and “Moth er.” The first word I could spell was "candy.” When I was very small, we moved to Florence, S. C. I dis tinctly remember, when I was two years old, running away from home, for apparently no reason at all. When I returned home I received a terrible spanking, and for some reason have never run away agaiu. I entered school at the age of six. I always left my own book at home, and for some reason, I would blame it on mother. Aside from the fault I got along fairly well in my school work. We moved back to Wilming ton when I was in the third grade. We stayed with my grandmother. I stayed at Winter Park school un til we moved to our present home. While I was in the fifth grade I en tered Forest Hill school. I hope to take French as my for eign language. I am planning to go to Duke university and after col lege hope to pilot a clipper or air liner to some foreign land. As a sideline I want to be a member of the F.B.I. As a hobby I want to col lect firearms and weapons of all kinds. —Jack Lowrimore. The autobiography of Charles M. Both my mother and father have lived in Wilmington all their lives. Vi morrioiTQ fn TYI \7 fntVlPr George Linwood Mitchell, my moth er was Annie Elizabeth Worth. My mother is of Scotch-English descent. My father was of Scotch-Irish des cent. I was born March 11, 1927, in Forest Hills. When I was born I had a sister who was 17 1-2 months older than I and a brother seven years and two months older. I start ed to Sunday school at the First Presbyterian church at the age of three. I went to kindergarten for two years before entering school. Part of every summer of my life has been spent in the mountains and at the seashore. I entered the first grade of Forest Hills when I was six. My first teacher was Mrs. Ella J. Mitchell. My first year was a very happy ex perience. I have been promoted each year and am now in the seventh grade. My ambition is to live up to the high ideals in what ever work 1 find myself. The autobiography of Elsie Cor bett. My name is Bertha Elsie Corbett. I was born in Atkinson, N .C., June 4, 1927. My mother before her mar riage was Bertha Pauline Barefoot. My father is William Albert Cor bett. His ancestors were English and Scotch. Mother’s ancestors were English and French. I have three brothers and two sisters. When I was about two years old, we moved to Wilmington because my father’s factory burned down. We lived at Seventh and Market. Then we moved out of the city limits to the entrance of Forest Hills. When I was in the first grade my teacher was Mrs. Mitchell. In the first or second, Daddy took us to the Chicago World’s Fair. I was so small I couldn’t remember many sights. I am in the seventh grade now, my homeroom teachers is Miss VonGlahn. I hope I shall do as well in col lege as I have in grammar school. I hope to be an artist after I grad uate. The autobiography of Johnny Hill. My name is John Bright Hill, Jr., My father and mother were of Eng lish descent. My mother was Kath erine Grandison Taylor before she married. Both were born in this state. My father was born in War saw, and my mother was born in Wilmington. My grandmother, Rosa Lilly Camming, was also born in Wilmington and married my grand father, Walker Taylor in 1893. I was born here on November 19, 1928. When I was four I started to kindergarten and went for two years Then I entered school at' Forest Hills. The first teacher I had was Miss Barber. From then on I have been promoted until now I am in the seventh grade. My ambition is to go to th^ State university and then become a law yer. Autobiography of Jack Preston. My parents, Lester Ware Pres ton and Cora Asburner Preston, lived in Norfolk, Virginia, for a long time. In this city I, John Ed ward Preston, was born September 11, 1927. At the age of five months, I moved to Wilmington. I learned to walk at about 11 months. Learning to talk was a little more difficult and was a long time contended with a simple “huh.” As long ago as I can remember I have liked the water. I entered school at the age of six and am now completing the seventh grade. I have never been on the honor roll. I like school and have plenty of fun. My ambition is to be a Naval officer. I know this will take a lot of hard work and a great deal of determination, but I know of no other vocation that I had rather try. Next week, we will complete this most interesting series with auto biographies by Catherine Russell and Tommy Walton. I yras born in Wilmington on May 12, 1928. I entered kindergarden when I was four and attended two years. I had my first birthday party at the age of five. A great many of my friends attended and I was verv delighted. At the age of six, I entered Tile ston. Later I entered Isaac Bear. I am now in the sixth grade and enjoy school very much. I went to a party one day and each guest had to make up a two line rhyme. That is when I became interested in poetry. Even since then I have been making up poetry. Betty Jean Marshburn. CHURCHES (Continued from Page Ten) Service for today and week, May 5, 1940. Sunday school 10 a. m. B. A Blake, superintendent. Here you will find a friendly school with compet ent spirit filled teachers who take a personal interest in each student. If you do not attend else-where please come today with us. A class for all ages. Morning service 11 a. m. Sermon by the pastor. Theme, "Digging Wells.” Young peoples service 6:30 p. m. Mrs. I. D. Dickens, president. All young people are invited. ■ Evening service 7:45 p. m. Sermon by th6 pastor. Theme, "The Great Judgement.” Mid-week prayer service Wednes day evening at 7:45. Everyone is urged to come to this service and join in singing, praying, praising the Lord. It is just the service we need in the mid-week. The Friendly Workers circle will meet Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. I. D. Dickens on the Oakly road. All are cordially invited to worship with us In all of our services. . .Holy Church of Jesus Christ — Third and Marstellar streets, the Rev. G. L. Pridgen, pastor. Sunday school 10:30 a. m. Prayer service Sunday afternoon 3 p. m. Sunday night service 7:30. Yotmg Peoples meeting Tuesday night 7:30. Pray er meeting Wednesday night 7:30. The public is cordially invited to attend all services. CONGREGATIONAL Gregory Community—Nun, be tween Sixth and Seventh streets. The Rev. Spurgeon Jay Mayfield, pastor. Ruth Hall Brown, director of music and religious education. M. Chandler Ready, superintendent of the adult department. Church school meets at 10 a. m. Classes for all ages. Morning worship 11:13 a. m. A Communion Service will be held at morning and evening hours. The Young People’s Forum will meet at 5 p. m. The last commu nion service of the day will be held at 6 p. m. A cordial invitation is extended to all. BARNETT PUPILS WRITING ESSAYS Sam Houston was born in Vir ginia. He started to school at eight, jut had to quit to help on the 'arm. At the age of 13, his father iied and he and his mother and line children movde to Tennessee. Dne day Sam’s teacher told his pother that he was more fond of clay than of lessons and she was toing to whip him. In this place, he worked at his brother's store, and one day he was missing. He had run 'away to stay with the Indians. After sever al years he went back to the white people as a teacher. After wards he became a soldier, a law yer and then governor of his state. While governor he ran away to live with Indians unitl Jackson called upon him. I admire Houston for his ability to do what he started to do, and also because he paid his debts, and he loved his fellowmen, and also was at his country’s service at all times. Did you know there are great women in American history just like there are great men? Some of them are Priscilla Mullins, Eliza Lucas, Anne Hutchinson, Mollie Pitcher, Margaret Haugliery, Mrs. Madison, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Frances Willard and many others. Rachel Axler, grade 7, Cornelius Harnett. Andrew Jackson was seventh president of the United States. He was born in the Waxhaus, a set tlement on the border lines between North and South Carolina on March 15, 1767. He died at his home, the Hermitage, near Nashville, on July 8, 1845. His mother, left a widow with out means, had a hard struggle to support her three boys, of whom Andrew was the youngest. He was tall, thin, with blue eyes and sandy hair and a freckled face. In speak ing of his early life, Jackson once said, “At the age most people learn to spell, I was working for a living and helping mother.’’ Everyone thinks a lot or King sley King’s work and ideals. He is our janitor. Tileston Grandfather is an old man. His name is Mr. Brown. He has twc children. Their names are Johr and Jane. Grandfather is playing his fiddle. He is playing “Way Down Upon the Swannee River.” —Margaret Oldenbuttel, grade 2 Tileston. One day mother called Jean anc John. She said, “Do you want tc go to Grandfather’s?” “Yes,” they said. “Well,” said mother, “yoi may leave today at three o’clock We will go in the bus.” Soon they yvere at grandfathers. “Do you wanl me to play a song?” asked grand father. “Oh, yes, play ’Ole Blacl Joe’. —Kenneth Hardison. He is playing ‘Way down upor the Swanee River.’ The childrei are listening to him. They ar< named Jean and John. They an sitting by the fire. Grandfather if old and his white hair. —Joanna Hart, grade 2. The gold fish can swim. Eugen< Blake brought some gold fish this morning. They are very pretty. —Billy Eubank, grade 2. Once upon a time there was s little girl and a little boy. Theii names were Nancy and Billy. They lived in the country. Billy milks the cow. Grandfather lives with them Grandfather is 86.— —Nancy Foreman, grade 2. Today a boy brought some gold fish to school. We put them in a bowl. We have named them Winkie, Tinkie and Blinkie. —Florence Stone, grade 2. Once Jean and John asked their mother if they could spend Satur day night with their grandfather so they could hear him play the fiddle. That night he took them to the living room by the fire and they said, “Grandfather, will you please play the fiddle?” —Ann Foy, grade 2. Winter Park Students Writing Essay Series On Foreign Lands I Kanda’s mother makes bread by pounding the roots of the manioc plant to make flour, and from the flour she makes dough. This is roll ed, cut into pieces and wrapped in green leaves. Kanda likes it raw, but he likes it better when it is heated in palm oil. This is called “chick wanga.” With it Kanda likes to drink the sap of the raphia palm. Do you think this bread would be good? Kanda likes it.—Martha Simp kins, Grade 4, Winter Park. When the Congo fishermen go fishing, they paddle out in canoes. The men spear the fish while they are feeding on water plants. The little boys fish too. They tie vines to a limber bush, and when the fish bites, the bush moves, then they pull the line in with the fish. They smoke the fish so they will keep longer. They will not keep in this hot wet land. —Clayton Starnes, Grade 4. In the Congo region there are Pgymies. Pygmies are dark people about four feet tall. They are shy little people. They build their dome shaped houses of grass and mud. The houses are about two feet high. Pygmies eat animals, roots, bana nas, and seeds. —Gene Fales, Grade 4. The Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean Join by the Strait of Gibralter, I’ve a notion To go to see the rock on the Span ish side, And on the southern snore the de sert wide. —B illy Goodrum. Grade 4. I am a reindeer. I often have trouble getting food. I dig through the deep snow to get moss. I fur nish meat, milk, skin for clothing, sinews for thread, and fish lines for the Eskimos. —Mary Porter, Grade 3. POEMS PARADISE The billowing waves dashing high The large sea-horses drawing nigh, The wind with a mourning sigh While above the white sea-gulls cry. The shells are flittering on the shore t In the morning sun so bright, The sand is flying—more and more— Up and down the beach so bright. The sand-crabs are digging here and there, The reeds are bowing low ’Til they almost touch the ground While the sun is lowering slow. The sunset is here, its colors blend The light blue and the pink so clear; The waves no longer come in with a rush And the sea-gulls, their crying have hushed. Bright with its moon so round The air so soft and nice Music is playing in a very soft sound— My paradise!—Betty Jean Marsh burn, Isaac Bear, grade 6. For more of her work see the Isaac Bear column. i Delgado We read a story about a little boy who had a coat made of wool. He got the wool from his pet sheep. Sheep held make many things for us. J. C. McDonald made a poster about wool, cotton and silk. We named the poster “Clothing.”—Elne ta McDuffy, Grade 3, Delgado. In the forest there lived a family of raccoons. One night the hunters and the dog went in the woods to catch the raccoons. The two boys caught one of the animals in a tree. —Charles Blanton. I read a book about two children and their names were Bobby and Betty. They went to school. Bobby is six and Betty is six. —Elizabeth Brown. I read a story about where the rain coats grow. I learned that it grows in a hot country. The name of rubber came from rubbing. The peo pie dry it out with smoke. —Grace Mere Watson, grade 3. Before Easter we had a surprise. Mrs. Albright, our grade mother, bought two boxes of candy. There was enough to go around and some left over for the teachers. We wrote a little note of thanks to her.—Ruth Rising, Grade 3. I have read eight books in school. The reader I have now is True stor ies. I am reading A Rainy Day. Mon day was a rainy day and I missed school. In one of the books, I read a story of Billy Bang. —Joyce King. I was reading about Miki. Miki was to go to school hungry. He went on a boat an dtwo trains. He bought a new suit. It was red and pink. —Daverne Watkins. Squash does not keep in winter. It is a summer food. It does not taste at all like winter squash. —El ma June Shipman. Sunset Park In the Netherlands the land is very low and dikes are used to hold back the sea. There are many windmills in this country to pump water. Most of the land would be marshy if it were not for the canals, for there is a network of them. They are used for carrying freight. The crops of this country are rye, oats, potatoes, sugar beets and wheat. On most farms the farmers have bees and the Netherlands is the largest bee market. The Netherlands chief exports are flower bulbs. They are shipped to all parts of the world. The important cities of the Nether lands .are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is the capital and largest city in the coun try. The work in the Netherlands is brewing and distilling, making sugar from sugar beets, making china and doing work in cotton mills. I think the Netherlands is a very interesting country. — Jack Perkins, grade 6, Sunset Park. On Sunday, April 7, I went on a trip. I saw many forest fires. I saw two or three fire towers. The forest fires have done much harm to the trees. I saw many schools. Jacksonville school had been burned. I saw the Luue nooas to protect the m , from the cold. ‘ 13 We saw many towns, include Pollocksville, Jacksonville '5 Bern, Maysville, Morehead p Beaufort, and others. ’ We saw many bodies of water i eluding Trent River, Neuse ri; New river, North East branch Gal'' Creek, Broad Creek, Pamlico Somm and others. We saw many planted pines anl many long bridges.—Katherine Pinl grade 6. “Isaac Bear,” so a teacher wrote “boasts of a poetess. Although cab in the sixth grade, Betty jKm Marshburn writes skillfully. paint‘_ ing word pictures that only come from the pen of true artists, \ye believe you’ll hear more of her,' Samples of her work appear be low and in the poetry column. \ short biography of her life win be found elsewhere on this page. This young lady is truly gifted, hi the two years we have edited this pace have we received nothing which can touch the charming little verse given below named “Guessing." You are to be envied, Betty Jean! The pumpkins wait so patiently In gardens everywhere. Each guessing what its fate will be, And whether 'it will wear A touthy grin on Halloween And gleaming, yellow eyes, Or hide its luscious, golden self In big Thanksgiving pies! And now read, “Winter Trees." It shows her real talent for word pictures. There are so many lovely things In summer that one sees. But nothing's more beautiful To me than winter trees: A sycamore, its leaves all gone, It’s trunk as white as snow, Is like a lovely silver lace Against the afterglow. The dark trunk of our apple tree Lifts proudly from its root, Its apples gone, but, oh, today It bore the strangest fruit: A dozen little winter birds! A lovely fruit to bear As if they had been apples swinging Upon the wintery air. SUTTON-COIINCIL FIIRN. (0. FRIGIDAIRE DEALER 310 N. Front St. Phone 1070 I STOP IN FOR FREE PAINTING SUGGESTIONS With our experience in the paint disposal—stop in and talk over your business, we know the answers to all painting jobs with us. We know we the questions that should be asked can save you time—and money. We'll when you’re considering painting be glad to recommend a reliable your house. This experience is at your painter, too. 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