Friday, June 24, 2011

In Hopes of World Peace, 1955

People in the early 1950s hoped organizations like the Associated Country Women of the World and the United Nations could help spread peace and understanding, and avoid world avoid wars, especially wars that involved atomic bombs.
Mrs. Floyd Cox of Asheboro, Route 1, has been named winner in a state home demonstration essay contest, Verna Stanton, assistant state home agent, announced today.
Mrs. Cox’s essay entitled “How The Organization to Which I Belong Is Contributing to World Peace” will now be sent to the Associated Country Women of the World Headquarters in London to be judged with entries from countries around the world.
Miss Stanton explains that the National Home Demonstration council is an affiliate of the ACWW. This world-wide essay competition is open to all constituent societies of the ACWW—to society members in Africa, Australia, the British West Indies, Canada, Ceylon, Denmark, Erie, Finland, France, Germany, India, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom and the United States.
Second and third place winners in the North Carolina elimination were Mrs. C.L. Wilson of Robersonville and Mrs. H.M. Guyot of Roanoke Rapids, Route 1, respectively.
Mrs. Floyd Cox, who has twin sons, plans her daily schedule so that she has time to write. She explains that one of her high school teachers was the inspiration for her wanting to write. Today, Mrs. Cox keeps busy writing for local newspapers and has had articles published in national magazines.
From a press release sent Oct. 19, 1955, from the North Carolina State College School of Agriculture.

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