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Findings qf the State .Education
Commission's study advisory com
mittees indicate that North Carolina
has made much progress in educa
tion but that there is still room for
improvement in the public schools of
North Carolina, according to Execu
tive Secretary W. H. Plemmons in
an article in the June issue of "Pop
ular Government", a monthly publi
cation of the Institute of Government
at Chapel Hill.
In the article, Plemmons points out
that the Commission has reached no
conclusions, but hopes to arrive at its
recommendations at a meeting Aug
ust 26-28. He describes the work of
the 18-member commission through
its 15 study and advisory committees
composed of some 300 persons
throughout the state, and says that
"some general and some specific in
formation" has been secured from
every county in the state during the
Some important findings of the
committees to date, he said, include
1. The teaching load of some of
the Tar Heel teachers is much too
2. More than 2,000 of our white
teachers do not meet the minimum
requirements for the standard class
A certificate, and the teacher short
age is growing worse.
3. Far too few young people are
entering the teaching profession to
meet even our present needs.
4. There axe thousands of handi
capped children who are not receiv-
EDENTON, N. C.
SHOWS CONTINUOUS EVERY
DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY
Today (Thursday) and Friday,
Jack Canon and
Jania Paige in
"ROMANCE ON THE HIGH
Filmed In Technicolor
Saturday, August 21
Gene Autry and
Sterling Holloway in
"ROBIN HOOD OF TEXAS"
Sunday, August 22
George Raft and
June Havoc in
Monday and Tuesday,
Errol Flynn and
Olivia De Havilland in
"THE ADVENTURES OF
Filmed In Technicolor
Wednesday, August 25
Henry Wilcoxson in
Ted Donaldson in
"MY DOG RUSTY"
Coming August 26-27
"THE MATING OF MILLIE"
ing the special types of education
K Tha nnnrinnl'M time i nnnaum
ed by too many duties that are not
directly related to improving ine ea-
6. Too many children who ride
buses must leave home from one and
nru.hnlf tn two hours .before school
opens and wait that long before re
turning home after school.
7. Th larrer the school, the larg
er the proportion of the pupils who
8. A large proportion of school
plants are sub-standard and inade
quate. 9. Too many schools are too small
to provide an adequate educational
program at a reasonable cost.
10. Vocational training is inad
equate. "Some one has observed that a
more adequate educational program
will cost more money", Plemmons
says, "to which another replied that
it. would at the same time save
money." A committee has already
proposed a six to ten year school
building program for construction
and repair work.
Navy Opens Door For
The U. S. Navy has officially open
ed the door to 2,000 Cadets, in its
Naval Aviation Cadet Program dur
ing the coming fiscal year, and will
continue the program with large
yearly quotas thereafter.
The program is being reimplement
ed to insure a continuous flow into
flight training facilities, to man the
Fleet Air Groups with young aviators
and to provide a supply of newly
trained personnel for the Naval Re
serve. All Cadets enlisted under this pro
gram will be released to inactive duty
to await calls to active duty. They
will be permitted to indicate their
desired time of entry into flight
training, and will be ordered to duty
as nearly as possible to the date
At the successful completion of
flight training, the Cadets are com
missioned either as Ensigns in the
Naval Reserve, or as 2nd Lieutenants
in the Marine Corps Reserve.
To be eligible for enlistment in this
program applicants must have suc
cessfully completed two academic
years at an accredited college, univer
sity or junior colloge. Candidates
who are completing the latter re-
quirement during the current semes
ter may apply,
Applicants should apply at the Of
fice of Naval Officer , Procurement,
1400 Pennsylvania ve.; N. W.,
Washington, D. C. '
EDENTON, N. C.
Week Day Shows 7 and 9 P. M.
Saturday Continuous From 1:30
Sunday 3:30 and 9:15 P. M.
"Net Weight When
Packed", Custom Is
Held Illegal In State
it is illegal to merchandise com
modities in North Carolina on the
basis of "net weight ... when packed",
according to C D. Baucom, superin
tendent of the Weights and Measures
Division of the State Department of
Agriculture. ,- , '
Baucom's statement was prompted
by the discovery that a Raleigh mar
ket was selling hams which an in
spector found to be one to four
ounces short of the figures marked
on the wrappers as "net weight when
packed". On the inspector's orders,
the hams were removed from sale
until they had been re-weighed and
Baucom cited a state law provid
ing that "whenever a commidity is
sold on a basis of weight, it shall be
unlawful to employ any other weight
in such sale than the net weight of
The term "net weight", he added,
means the weight of the commodity
itself, exclusive of any wrapping or
binding, crating -or container.
At present meat prices' the weights
and measures superintendent said, a
short weight of a few ounces is of
real significance to the average consumer.
Ontario, Mr. Bagley, a graduate of
'Perquimans High School and a for
mer student at ECTC, served in the
navy two years during the war. He
is now affiliated with the Kaiser Com
pany of Ontario.
COTTON PRICES CONTINUE
ON DOWNWARD TREND
The downward r" trend' In cotton
prices continued ; during: last week
with spot ' off around 4.00 tier bale.
The rop Reporting Board's first 1948
crop forecast was the primary factor
in the week's decline. The forecast of
just over 15 : million bales exceeded
trade expectations by about one mil
lion bales. -' . : -, . -
Middling 1516 .inch averaged 31.38
cents per pound in the ten spot mart
kets on rriday, August 13, as com
pared with 32.17 a week earlier, and
34.3G a year ago.
rewarded arid the rejected U not
strange for neither is conscious of
the real weight and worth of doings
which become habitual, until they
hear him cay, "Ye did unto Huff,i "Ye
did it not unto me." And these words
are fall of illuminating power to us,
for they reveal the secret, motive and
spring of every activity," and assure
us of jthe true and eternal determin
ation of life."
MASSES NEXT SUNDAY IN
PLYMOUTH AND EDENTON
Thursday, August 19
Roger Pryor in
"SOUTH OF PANAMA"
Friday and Saturday,
Johnny Mack Brown and
Raymond Hatton in
Also Chapter 1 "Tex Granger"
Sunday and Monday,
Judy Canova in
Tuesday and Wednesday,
Bette Davis and
Henry Fonda in
Coming August 26
Eat More Potatoes
Home Agent Advises
Perquimans County homemakers on
the lookout for budget-saving foods,
will do well to put more Irish pota
toes into the summer menus, Miss
Nina Braswell, home demonstration
agent for the State College Exten
sion Service, said this week.
She emphasized the three-fold
reason for this advice: First, inter
mediate crop Irish potatoes are more
plentiful now and until about mid
September than at any other time
this year; second, they are a highly
nutritious, energy building food; and
third, they are relatively cheaper than
the less abundant foods.
"Moreover," the home agent point
ed out, "Irish potatoes are a univer
sal favorite and are one of the most
versatile of all foods. They can be
prepared in enough different ways to
permit serving them at every meal
without tiring repetition."
As for nutrition, potatoes contain
vitamin C and important minerals,
as well as limited amounts of pro
tein. They provide more food energy
for the money than any other vege
table, and at the same time are.no
more fattening than many other
Miss Braswell urged housewives to
take full advantage of the present
abundance of potatoes, and to serve
them more often.
(Continued from Pag Seven)
eternal consequences and Christ lab
need as being the expression of a
hostile attitude toward him ... That
bis words should surprise both the
The Feast of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary will be observed Sunday,
August 22, with the Most Holy Sac
rifice of the Mass at 8 A. M. in the
Plymouth Court House court room
and at 11 A. M. in St. Ann's Catholic
Church, Edenton, each including ser
mon on "The Immaculate Heart of
Mary," Holy Communion, concluding
in 45 minutes, followed by Sunday
School, with confessions in Plymouth
7:45 to 7:55 and in Edenton 10:30 to
10:55 A. M., stated Father F. J. Mc
Court, rector, who invites everybody
to all services. Week mornings:
Mass and Communion in Edenton.
Please give the person
you are calling plenty
of time to answer
The ringing telephone bell
is a call to action every- s
where. But there are times
when this call cannot be
answered immediately. You
will help ui give better '
service' if you remember to
give the person you are
calling plenty of time to
THB NORFOLK ft CAROLINA
TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH
' fel-TH'. ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr,, and Mrsv Lester Ray Lane of
Tyner announce the birth of a daugh
ter, Rose Marie, bora Saturday, July
24. Mrs. Lane before her marriage
was, Miss Faye Ward of Ryland.
Almost any efficiency expert can'
speed tip another man's business. -
Send your soiled clothes to us
regularly one day each week
just as you send out your
laundry. This way you'll al
ways, have a fresh, dainty
wardrobe . . . and impromptu
invitations won't catch you unawares!
SAY. KIP -
H ERE'S A TIJ ,
FIRST AID WECKAT
An Ounce of
Prevention Is Worth
a Pound of Cure!
One never knows when first
aid will be needed, so we sug
gest you keep your medicine ;
cabinet stocked with such aids
as the following:
S. T. 37 Solution
SEE US FIRST FOR
"ON THE CORNER" , v v HERTFORD, N. C.
Health and Beauty
By Dr. Sophia Branson
Bob and his friend. John, are dis
cussing health. John has been read
ing health authorities. Bob queries:
"How about tobacco. John, have
you been reading much on the sub
ject also 7 .
Yes. I have. There is no riouht
about tobacco being a poison. Its ef
fects, like all other toxins, in more
detrimental to some people than to
others. At any rate the athlptir
trainer has found that the use of to
bacco lessens physical fitness. This
is denied by ordinary smokera. he.
cause they are unconscious of it. But
that is no evidence that it ia not in
jurious, for many diseases come on
so insidiously that the victims are
not aware of them until they have
reached the incurable stage. A tooth
may give no evidence of decay until
the nerve is exposed and then it is
about gone. It was tested out in a
well known college. It was found
that those who abstained from to
bacco during the college course had
(outstripped the users of tobacco in
weight, height, growth ? of chest and
lung capacity. Professpr Pack, of the
University of Utah finds that tobacco-using
athletes are distinctly in
ferior to those Who abstain. Mnaf
findings of scientists on the subject
or toDacco using, . are practically in
agreement. Tests on animals proves
that tobacco .really does induce ar
terial chancres. I don't WAI1 1. a if aim n
sclerosis or high blood pressure, so
I have decided to cut mv amntina-
down to a minimum, for I don't know
whether I nave ; the will power to
UUlt or not. .BUt II I had nnaaaanoit
tiiis information when I was a youth,
I certainly would not have begun the
habit, for to say the least, it is ex
pensive and tends to cause unpleasant
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Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Starr, Sr.,
of Ontario, Calif., . announce the en
gagement of their daughter, Grace
lone, to Lloyd Newby Bagley, of On
tario,: son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Bagley of Hertford. Plans are being
made for aq early January wedding:
Miss Starr, a graduate of McKees
port, Penna.,1 high school, holds a sec
retarial position with an architect In
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