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Ii Loris Welcomes Two Lawmakers — Warmly Loris will really roll out the Wel come mat next week when United States Senator Olin D. Johnston and McMillan come to town as special United States Representative John L. guests at the annual Christmas Parade of the Loris Merchants Association. The two lawmakers frequently vote on opposite sides of legislative ques tions and we expect that one wins about as much approval as the other since, generally, people are not con sistently radical- or reactionary, or consistently liberal or conservative. But in extra curricula activities these men have been of unusual value to their constituents. Time and again John L. McMillan has demonstrated his interest in the tobacco farmer — and there are a heap of these folks among his con stituents. Effective work has been done within the United States De partment of Agriculture and whereas he probably won't be able lo avert a tobacco acreage allotment cut next year ,he has been valuable. Olin D. Johnston has been valuable in many fields, too. When Uncle Sam built a new Post Office in Loris, the plans called fur no letter drop in the lobby, which remains unlocked 24 hours a day— only in the service area, which is closed at night and on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and on holidays. ) When the need for letter drops in the outside lobby were pointed out to Sen. Johnston (after Postal officials had refused to heed pleas for help) Johnston took action that resulted in prompt installation of the letter drops where they are most needed. Then came the matter of door-to door mail delivery for Loris. And don't you ever think that Olin John ston's position as chairman of the Senate Committee on Post Offices and Civil Service didn't help get that going. But the greatest aid Loris received, we expect, was the aid that Olin D. Johnston rendered in helping Loris obtain Federal funds for its water and sewer expansion program that is now nearing completion. For more than 18 months hardly a week passed —and at times, hardly a day passed — that Sen. Johnston and his aides were not in touch with the Town of Loris, helping in this way and that. \ It wasn't real simple. In the first place, Loris originally sought a grant from the Area Rede velopment Administration, but it soon became apparent that far less than 6Ό percent of the total cost would be available as an outright grant and that the burden on the town would be too great. Consequently when the Accelerat ed Public Works program became law, Loris changed horses in the middle of the stream, dropping the ARA project and going after an APW grunt of 50 percent. The work was complicated by the fact that a goodly part of the project came under the head of stream pollu tion control, which is in the province of the Public Health Service of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The water main portion of the project, however, came under the Community Facilities Administration of the Housing and Home Finance Agency of the Department of Com merce. To make matters even more com plicated, grants from the Public sources: (1) Stream Pollution Con Health Service had to come from two trol funds under Public Law β(>0 and (2) the Accelerated Public Workf Program. · And there were two more sources of money under the Community Facili ties Administration: (1) An APW grant and (2) money realized by the Town from the sale of bonds to CFA at a low rate of interest. Finally, with the aspirin bottle on Sen. Johnston's desk undoubtedly getting low in supply, everything was worked out and it appeared Loris would get both grant and bond money with which to carry out the project. Rut during all this time the cost of construction had been rising and what originally had been expected to cost in the vicinity of $700,000 was found to cost some $880.000. This called for more work: Getting an increase in the CFA grant, in the PHS PL-HHO grant, in the PHS-APW grant and in getting CFA to agree to purchase not only the $:100.000 general obligation bond issue the Town had expected to float but a $150,000 revenue bond issue, too. Through it all Olin D. Johnston kept busy, untangling red tape and soon Loris will enjoy using an ade quate sewerage system and an ade quate water system which it might well otherwise never have obtained. Rep. McMillan and Sen. Strom Thurmond also aided on this proiect, but the greatest amount of work, by far, was done by Olin D. Johnston and Loris would do well to welcome him warmly next week. Medical Staff Of Hospital Meets Real Need A hearty slap on the back and an equally hearty bit of congratulation» are due the Medical Staff of Loris Community Hospital. Last week the Medical Staff adopt- ] ed a set of regulations to govern visit ing in the hospital. Never was anything needed more. The rules are brief and simple: 1—Patients may be visited in the hospital only during the following hours: Morning 10-11 A.M.; After noons 2-4 P.M.; Evenings 7-9 P.M. 2—There will be no more than two visitors allowed to visit any patient at any one time. 8—No visitors will be permitted to etay over-night without the express permission of the patient's physician. 4—No children under 12 years of age will be allowed to visit in the hospital at any time. Loris Community Hospital started out years ago as a very small institu tion — so small, in fact, that it hardly came under the classification of an institution. > At that size, visiting could be allowed. But since then there have been two big expansion programs and Com munity Hospital is of such size mw that visiting has become . a real problem.. So many are the visitors at timet that the nursing staff and even th# dietary staff cannot function effici ently. . We have seen the time when there were as many as 16 visitors in a semi jrivate room containing two female patients. Because many of the visitors were male ,it became impossible for the nurses to do their work unless they emptied the room of visitors— no easy task. ι Sure, 'tis good to cheer the sick; but it is something that can be badly overdone. And, speaking from experi ence, we know that visitors can really tire a patient that needs rest. There probably will be a bit of grumbling about the new rules. There shouldn't be. One and all should realize that they were adopted by the Medical Staff simply because they are necessary to insure the best care for the patients and to protect patients from the harm that can come from tiring over-visiting. . From one and all we ask 100 per cent cooperation with members of the Hospital Auxiliary as they do their bit to carry out the regulations set forth by medicaJ men who know best what is good end what is bad for a patient. And when you do visit a patient, make your visit brief, won't you? Remember there are others waiting to viftit that ai?ue patient. \ Rubberlegs Eaek week we scan the seemingly teas of Mali wklefc Pa·** mnh our desk la a Mtmetimes vain attempt to f1®· » 'ew cems of kumor !h< "Ί *" u *** readers of tkis column. Μ »U «lee falls, we resart to kumor er our own. or else we make some excuse, like beta* to« busy, and we Just forgot to write a column However, wken a letter marked ('kanging Tines crosses our desk we usually re·» assured tkat It will con tain sometking we feel Is wortk passing on to you. t hanging Times is a Kip. lta«er Magazine which pro vides lively reading, and this week we reprint an arUcle to illustrate wkat we mean by lively reading. Rubber leg Some years ago a man in vented a way to make a bed in three seconds flat. He could jump up in the morn ing. pull a handle that was attached to ropes that ran through a series of pulleys, »nd presto, the sheets, blank et and spread were pulled up. smoothed out and tucked in. Unfortunately, the name of this man has been lost, but if be reads these words it is hoped (hat he will get in touch with the National As sociation for the Relief of Maternal Frustration. His services are needed to help rope with this year's suou sult crisis, whirh is worse than usual due to the vast increase in the number of People under 5 years old coupled with the normal winter epidemic of rubber leg. As a result, woman hours expended per inch of snowfall have skyrocketed and no one is benefiting ex cept the manufktturers of before-dinner tranquilizers. Kubberleg. of course, is the disease that affliets small children when Mother is try ing to draw on the arm or leg of a snowsuit. As she applies pressure, the limb In side suddenly turns to rub ber. Instead of a foot or hand popping through the opening, the whole leg or arm collaps es like a piece of damp mac aroni. eausing the material frustration. Efforts have, it is true, been made to ease the crisis. One man in Massachusetts is said to have applied for a patent on a machine based on the principle by which alum inum is extruded into vari ous shapes. There is a kind of grooved track. At one end is a set of hollow forms over which the legs of the snow suit are pulled. At the other «nd is a large compression screw operated by a wheel. After the rhild is inserted in ' the machine, a quick spin of the wheel forces him. or her. feet first into the suit. One objection to this ma YOUR FRIEND FOR LIFE G. Garland Fowler Marriage? Children? College? Retirement? These are •vente that require special ized financial counsel for wise decisions. The guidence of thie Southwestern Life agent can help you chart a happier, more secure future. He'e a specialist in Better Plana for a Better Life. Telk to him when he calls. Your Southwestern Life agent — your friend for life. Southwestern Life mmmANcc cowan* · oaum · since tm Tabor City - Phone 2091 - The Parents Plaaue chine U thai It ruuot handle arms, bat this May have been «vereome by a lady In northern Wisconsin who has sent In a drawing of a piece of equipment based on a different principle. The main part is a large bobbin type threader similar to those need to reread the draw cord In pajamas. The bobbin la aitacaed to a short length of nylon cord, which Is tied around the child's leg or arm. The bobbin is then threaded Into the appropriate opening In the snow suit and the let or arm drawn neatly through. Various devices luve been developed to fight the epi demic of rubberleg. A typical one consists ot a set of splints with a quick release attach ment. The splints are clamp ed around rach leg and arm in turn, which is then insert ed in the suit. At the end of each operation a rip cord is pulled which collapses the splints and allows them to be withdrawn through the zip per opening. The snowsuit manufactur ers. who must accept a good deal of responsibility in this matter, also may be awaken lac to the crying need foi improvement In their pro duct. One experimental mode be In« dummy - tested con sists of an X-frame to wtalcl the child la strapped. Th< snowsuit Itself comes in fiv< pieces, two arms, two legi and a kind ol vest affair tha covers the body. After th< child is attached to the frame the left arm and rieht lei arc put on and connected b] an elastic clip-strap. Thei the right arm and left lee an similarly attached Finally thi vest affair is sipped over ail Live testing in selected nurs ery schools will begin as sour as the engineers iron out th< last bug in the equipment how to get the child unstrap ped from the frame. Unfortunately, none ol these models will be avail· abble commercially for us« this winter. Mothers, nurserj school teachers and other: should remember, however that there is an old-fashion ed remedy to fall back on. 11 has been used by generations of women, occasionally with succcss: Pray for an early spring. MICE can crawl up 10 foot-high "mouseproof" walls, reports the British Ministry of Agriculture. To prevent the rodents foraging in a government food warehouse, the «rolls were covered with nigh-gloss paint. The mice slip to the ground Q»d become discouraged. HOW do you draw a line h*o miles long without deviating more than one centi meter from dead center? Solution to Mils problem is required for rtie con struction of a two-mile-long atom smasher at Stanford University's Linear Accelerator Center. Electrons will travel through- the 10.000-foot unit at the speed of light. I NEW-CAR buyers prefer light colors in summer, darker hues in winter, accord· ing to a survey by Holland Color. Weather conditions, time of year and, of course, individual preference affect color choice. Carter's Column ' BACK: Temporarily we are back from Durham and the hos 1 pital but know that soon wo must return for a kidney operation Ο ' that is everything but attractive to us. All the words of sym i pathy. cards and visits have been appreciated. THANKSGIVING: This is the time of year when we habitually pause a moment to comtempiate the blessing of the past 12 months. And again our community has much for which to be grateful. Farmers did rather well with the tobacco harvest. Merchants have had a fairly good year. New industry ha^ moved into the area in unpreceded fashion. Population explo sion is being felt in the area as many former natives are mov ing back home. Some loved ones of a year ago are no longer _ , with us and that will be the story next Thanksgiving too. But Ο year in and year out, you only have to look around you briefly to see a whole list of blessing that YOU have received. SLIPPING UP: It's hard to realize that Christmas is less than a month away. Back when we were children, it seemed like a decade between Christmases and now it seems that every few weeks is Christmas again. This is obviously a sign of growing older. RADIO: We had Jimmy Dicus install a two way citizen's band radio system between our Tabor City and Loris offices a few weeks ago. It has already proven to be highly practical and we are happy with it. Now if we can just get some of Castro's Cuban fisherman oft our system we will really bbe in love with it. Strangely, a great amount of the Spanish language we are picking up is that of women. We don't know whether they are fishing or just chatting with some one and may have to learn Spanish to eaves dro» on 'em. OUR AD: We still have several new Smith Corona portable typewriters for sale. These are excellent Christmas gifts to ^ high school and college students. They come in three pri.e ranges and are reasonably priced. Come see 'em if you have a youngster or a friend in need of this kind of practical gilt item. 1JEKRIES: American Foods held a meeting with growers in Tabor City last week. Many growers had considerable com plaint about last year's operation while they were exceeding ly happy with the first year's sales. All concerned have pledg ed to do their very best to make the upcoming third year the best yet and we expect it to be a good season. We'll see. UNAMKRICAN: There were many folks in this country who were not particularly fond of our late President John F. Ken nedy but we know of no one who condones his assassination. This was a dastardly act that makes our United States the image of Latin American and Far Eastern countries that elim inate their leaders in such cowardly fashion. » I "WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR" How fortunate we are in comparison to those in other parts of tne world! Too often we forget to give -thanks for the bountiful land in whieh we live. Let us be grateful as we gather about the table on Thanksgiving Day. you've got it made when you've got it Saved!