Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for The State Vol. 16 Issue 28, Dec 1948
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A concerned citizen of Greensboro took it upon himself to educate the local populace about the Holy Land. After returning from a tour of Egypt, Palestine, and Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Arnold decided to use souvenirs they bought to educate the community about these exotic places, especially Palestine with its links to religion. This developed into a Y.M.C.A. program which exposed Greensboro youth to the Arnold's artifacts.
An abbreviated history of the peanut is discussed in this article from its initial appearance in America to its adoption as a staple crop. Peanuts arrived in America as a cheap food source on slave ships. Planting began in Virginia and by the Civil War the peanut was planted in North Carolina. The author mentions the versatility of this plant; both the meat and shell were used.
The article is reprinted from the American Legion Monthly and appeared in September, 1926. It recounts Orville Wright's personal experience at Kitty Hawk on December 16, 1903. Details in the article include setting up a launch track, the flight itself, which lasted 12 seconds, and the famous snapshot that captured this. It was the first successful flight.
Jane Frazier left Winston-Salem and pursued an operatic performing career. The young talent began her singing career in her hometown before moving on to larger cities like New Orleans. After tutelage in New York, the actress performed and studied in Italy. She used that experience when she moved back to New York City to pursue her career.
The author sheds light on an ambitious man of Davie County. In Mocksville, NC a highly motivated man printed a paper every Wednesday to send out to residents. Called the Davie Record, Mr. C. Frank Stroud reported the news, focusing on the Republican Party and Prohibition.
The article provides a brief description of an indoor recreational group. This group specialized in activities for the handicapped, meeting once a month in Clinton. The club was not only one of a kind of North Carolina but the only one in the South.