Unusual Items, None Expected To Be Read
About every six months we get a little communication from the Navy Department reminding us that, since we're just on inactive duty and not officially discharged, we must secure permission before leaving the Country.
We have no intention of gallavanting around this summer, even to Mexico or Canada, but the last notice set us to thinking about the difficulties a private citizen would encounter in, say, getting to Europe these days. So, in quest of information, we cornered Baxter Hurt who has been trying to go on a china-buying junket for some months now.
The first thing to do is to get a passport -- this allows one to leave the good old U. S. - Then, after unwinding a goodly portion of official red tape, the real trouble begins. Getting out of the country is one thing, getting in another is something else.
You must first call on the consul of each country you wish to visit to get visas for your passport. Each has its difficulties and Mr. Hurt has made several trips back East since he hopes to travel in England, France and Belgium. He also intends to visit Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, all now under occupation, and for this permission he has to contact the military authorities. When all of these troubles are ironed out there is still trouble of getting plane reservations!
We just wonder if any of the High School girls, following graduation, have considered Nurse's Training as a career. There is a shortage of nurses now and will probably continue to be for a number of years. Mrs. Florence Redelsheimer, a "RN," says you get an awful lot of satisfaction out of your work and even the financial situation is looking up now that the Army and Navy are making the Nurses Corps permanent organizations. Details are available at the Nashville General Hospital.
There are still a few honest people in the world. If you don't believe it, just ask Percy Rauschenberger. After pulling a number of strings, he finally landed a roll of hard-to-get wire hardware cloth for his store. Due to a loose string, the roll was lost in bringing it out from Nashville. Two days passed with all efforts to locate the $30 roll failing. Then last Thursday a fellow came in and asked where Percy wanted the roll brought -- he'd found it on the side of the highway near Mill Creek. Spurning all rewards, he wouldn't even give his name and Percy had to scratch to find he was the paper deliveryman, Bill Flippin!
Suggestion to Jimmy Hooper, president of the Men's Civic Club: If the Second Annual Horse Show is as successful as the first, why not throw some sort of a "victory dinner" for the Committee which has worked so hard? Even if it is desired that all the money go into the club's fund, everybody would probably be susceptible to paying their own way to such an affair.
Patter: Have you noticed how the flowers brighten up the highway on the Clover Bottom stretch? ... Rev Fred A. Tarpley says that the "Amen" his 2 1/2-year-old son Leeman came up with one Sunday night will be remembered long after his have been forgotten.... Vernon Allen, star hurler for D.H.S. last year, is reported going great with a service team.