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Vacation Areas In
State Are Reported
To Be Free Os Polio
No Reason For Interfer
ence With Tourist
Dr. J. W. Norton, North Carolina
State Health Officer, declares that
“no polio exists in the tourist regions
of the mountains or along the coast”,
and that “there is nothing connected
with the polio situation in North Car
olina to interfere with tourist travel.”
Dr. Norton made his statement after
a survey of the polio outbreak in
Caldwell County, which has been the
subject of wide national publicity be
cause of the mass inoculations with
gamma globulin. He said he was is
suing a formal statement because he
was receiving telephone calls and let
ters from all parts of the country in
quiring if the Caldwell County out
break presented a health hazard to va
cations in North Carolina’s mountain
and coastal resorts.
Dr. Norton’s statement follows:
“There is nothing connected with
the polio situation in North Carolina
which would interfere with tourist
travel to any part of the state. The
only area affected is Caldwell County
and to some extent the three adja
cnt counties of Catawba, Burke, and
Wilkes counties. No polio exists as of
this date (July 9) in the summer tour
ist regions or to any extent in any of
the other 96 counties in North Caro
“Our resorts, assemblies, and sum
mer camps ,are all well-protected un
der our existing sanitary laws, and
under strict health inspection at all
BAPTIST CIRCLE MEETINGS
Circles of the Woman’s Missionary
Society of the Edenton Baptist Church
will hold their respective meetings as
Monday afternoon, July 27, at 4
o’clock—Sophie Lanneau with Mrs. J.
Frank White, R. T. Bryan with Mrs.
W. J. Berryman, Ruby Daniels with
Mrs. B. F. Francis.
Monday night, July 27, at 8 o'clock
—H. H. McMillan with Mrs. Louis
Craddock, Mary Powell with Mrs. Vir- r
ginia Byrum, Ola Lea at the church.
Tuesday night, July 28, at 8 o’clock
—Vivian Nowell with Mrs. Sybil Jones
and the Anne Bagby at the church.
Marion Gene Collins, daughter of
Mrs. Albert Cullipher, entertained a
number of her friends, at a theatre
party Friday afternoon, in celebration
of her ninth birthday.
The children were served ice cream
and cake at her home on South Oak
um Street before going to the movies.
Marion was the recipient of many
’ Attending the party were: Kathryn
Byrum, Gloria Byrum, Judie Pat By
rum, Tommie Parker, Ikey Davis.
Sherrie Holmes, Bud Skiles, Eleanor
Boyce, Patsy Mooney, Anita and
Douglas Sexton, Carolyn Saddler,
Sandra Cale, Maurice and Gerald Hop
kins and Howard Collins.
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N.C. Peanut Acreage
Reaches Record Low
July 1 Report Indicates
Only 193,000 Acres
July 1 reports from peanut grow
ers in North Carolina indicate that
193,000 acres of the crop was plant
ed for all purposes this year—the low
est of record. Last year, the second
lowest of record, 210,000 acres were
grown for all purposes while the
[ 1942-51 average is 294,000 acres. The
record low is due mainly to the sharp
decrease in allotments.
It is estimated that 201,000 acres
(revised) were picked and threshed
last year—the lowest since 1933 when
190,000 acres were picked and thresh
ed. This compares with the 10-year
average of 277,000 acres. Production
last year (revised) totaled 311,550,-
000 pounds—the 10-year average is
304,009,000 pounds. A forecast of
picked and threshed acreage and pro
duction for this year will be available
about August 11.
God grants liberty only to those
who love it, and are always ready to
guard and defend it.
GUM TROUBLE causes most tooth
loss. See dentist. Use soothing
OLAG Tooth Paste. At all drug
SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS—
on all makes. Free estimates in
advance. We will loan you a ma
chine while yours is being repaired.
Singer Sewing Center, 605 East
Main Street, Elizabeth City, N. C.,
phone 4306. Ju1y23,30c
JULY IS RUTABAGA SOWING
month. We have a fresh stock. Al
so other seeds. Vigoro bug dust
and dusters. Halsey Feed & Seed
Store, “The Checkerboard Store.”
Phone 273. ltc
FOR RENT—STORE AT 427 SOUTH
Broad Street. Available August 1.
Contact Walter Bond, 303 Court
Street. Phone 479-W.
APARTMENT FOR RENT TWO
rooms and private bath. Other
rooms with kitchen privileges. Ap
ply 209 East King Street.
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SINGER SEWING MACHINES—
New Singer machines may be pur
chased for as low as $94.50. Bud
get terms. Liberal trade-ins. Sing
er Sewing Machine Center, 605 East
Main Street, Elizabeth City, N. C.,
phone 4306. Ju1y23,30c
WANTED—WHY WORRY ABOUT
Athlete’s Foot, Boils, Burns, Itch,
Eczema, Impetigo, Pimples, Psorias
sis, Ringworm or any known skin
disease. Ask your druggist about
V-J-O. ExpFeb2o, 1954 pd
FOR RENT—3-ROOM FURNISHED
apartment. 206 South Oakum St.
Phone 146-W. Cal) after 5 P. M.
FOR SALE—BLACK HEAD CON
trol for turkeys. Sulmet for chick
ens. Cod liver oil, lump charcoal,
roost paint and lice powder, baby
chicks, geese, ducks. Special prices
on large orders. Halsey Feed &
Seed Store, “T h e Checkerboard
DUCKS, GEESE, CHICKS. SHlP
ment each week through July.
Don’t wait too late. Put your
order in now. We close Wednesday
evenings through July and August.
Halsey Feed & Seed Store, “The
Checkerboard Store.” Phone 273.
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, N. C.. THURSDAY. JULY 23, 1953.
Change Is kfade In
N. C. License Plates
Highway Safety Appeal
Will Appear on Bot
tom of Tags
Governor Umstead had a surprise
for reporters who attended his press
conference last week. With a flourish
the governor produced a sample copy
of the state’s 1954 license plate, a col
orful black on yellow affair but with
a gimmick never before appearing on
At the bottom of the plate are the
words “Drive Safely,” replacing the
customary block letters, North Caro
lina. The tag is identified in the 1954
edition by the initials N. C. at the low
er left and the date at the lower right.
The idea, the governor said, is to
impress the motoring public with the
severity of the state’s highway death
toll. By this constant reminder the
governor hopes that North Carolina
drivers will become more safety con
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WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR NEW LOCATION ON EDENTON. HERTFORD HIGH.
WAY U.S. 17-ONE MILE FROM CITY UMITS
Central Prison and Motor Vehicles of
ficials say over one million 1954
plates will be distributed stamped
with the “Drive Safely” legend.
Motor Vehicles Commissioner Ed
ward Scheidt said as far as hq could
determine North Carolina will be the
first state to include a direct safety
. message on license plates. A number
of other states have advertising mes
sages and nick names appearing on
their tags, but North Carolina -plates
are apparently the first to carry a
highway safety appeal.
TRUCKING INDUSTRY STAMP
A special stamp marking the 50th
anniversary of America’s trucking-in
dustry will be issued on October 27th
by the Post Office Department ac
cording to an approval announcement
made by Postmaster General Arthur
Petition for the stamp was made
to the Post Office Department by
Walter F. Carey, of Birmingham,
Mich., president of the American
Trucking Associations, Inc., in co
operation with the NCMCA, and other
state trucking associations.
ym Local telephone service
lamg/ *w carries a Federal tax of 15%.
I (in Long Distance calls costing
** * over 25c are taxed 25%.
Other forms of telephone service are taxed from 8%
to 25%. Your telephone company only acts as a
collector for these taxes —at its own expense. These
excise taxes are in addition to the Federal corpora*
tion income taxes and other taxes which this com
pany pays to the government.
Your Congressman will appreciate your views on
this excess taxation of a necessity—higher even than
Norfolk & Carolina Tel. & Tel. Co.
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I North Carolina farm flocks pro
duced a total of 116 million eggs dur
. ing June —an increase of 3 million
( eggs over the June, 1952 production,
, the previous record holder for June
There were an estimated 7,746,000
. layers on farms during June. This
, compares with 7,729,000 layers on
, farms during June, 1952.
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