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9,782 Lose Driving
License Past Year
Os Revocations, 7,088
Due to Driving While
A total of 7,088 persons lost their
licensee to drive during 1949 as a re
sult of convictions of driving under
tSJie influence of alcohol, the Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles has reported.
The figure brought to 9,782 the to
tal revocations for the year. In addit
ion 2,728 suspensions were listed. The
year’s revocations raised the grand
total of revocations since the program
was started in July, 1935, to 101,115
and the grand total of suspensions to
Convictions of moving violations for
the year totaled 88,486, as compared
with 85,663 in 1948. A conviction of
a moving violation does not constitute
revocation or suspension on first of
Pointing to the significant fact that
the majority of persons whose licen
ses have been revoked since 1935 have
lost them because of driving intoxi
cated, Jeff B. Wilson, director of the
Department’s Highway Safety Divisi
on, stated that many persons do not
realize that possession of a driver’s
license is a privilege which should be
safeguarded by every driver. “Abuse
of this privilege eventually may lead
to revocation or suspension,” he said.
Declaring that many drivers are not
informed of the consequences of
speeding and careless and reckless
driving, Wilson reminded motorists
that two cases of speeding over 55
miles per hour -within one year or one
case of speeding over 55 and one case
of careless and reckless driving call
for a maximum of one year’s suspens
ion or one year’s revocation. One
case of speeding over 75 miles per
hour within one year calls for a maxi
mum of one year’s suspension. Three
cases of speeding in restricted areas
or zones of cities and towns, even
though the speed is less than 55, class
a driver as an habitual violator and
calls for a year’s suspension.
Drivers also should take care not to
violate traffic laws when they are
driving in other states, Wilson pointed
out. “Many motorists do not realize
that under an agreement between
states, violations charged to North
Carolinians in another state are re
ported to the officials of this state to
be charged against the motorists’ rec
ord here,” he said.
Wilson continued that 13,036 warn
ing letters were sent out in 1949 to
motorists of the State with one of
fense of speeding or careless and reck
less driving in an effort to help such
violators keep their driving privileges.
The program will be continued in 1950.
A total of 770 persons had their li
censes revoked in December, 543 of
which were convicted of drunken driv
ing. Two-hundred and twelve had
their licenses suspended. A total of
6,640 persons were convicted of mov
ing violations in December. Speeding
topped the list with 2,262 convictions.
Other convictions included 1,374 fail
ing to have driver’s licenses; 721 faul
ty equipment; 229 improper lights;
336, running through red lights; and
77, passing school bus. The violations
did not constitute revocations or sus
pensions on first offense.
One of the handicaps to the system
of free enterprise is the theory, so
widely advertised in some circles,
that spending money for public health
is socialism and spending money for
subsidies to business to statesmas
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School Held For
i Horticulturist Discusses
Various Phases of
Crop at Meeting
A school was held for sweet potato
growers at the Chowan Community
Building on Thursday morning of last
week. H. M. Covington, Extension
' Horticulturist, covered in his discuss
ion improved seeding, improved grow- 1
. ing practices, harvesting, curing and 1
storing, grading and packing for mar
ket. While only six growers attended
the meeting, these indicated consider- i
able interest in the discussion.
With the feed prices remaining high 1
and egg prices declining, poultrymen 1
are being urged to cull their flocks ]
properly and feed only those birds
that will pay for their care. A lay
ing flock culling demonstration was
conducted with J. F. Harrell, of Eden
ton community, last week. Mr. Har
rell had a small flock of 76 birds,
yet he removed 33 of these as culls
and loafers. Other poultrymen are
urged to call on the County Agent for
assistance in culling and other things
necessary to keep their flocks on an
economic producing basis.
CHRISTIAN CHURCH SERVICES
Services at the First Christian
church have been announced as fol
lows by the pastor, the Rev. E. C.
Bible School Sunday morning at 10
o’clock; morning service at 11 o’clock;
young people’s meeting at 6:30 P. M.;
evening service at 7:30 o’clock. Wed
nesday evening Bible study class, 7:30
o’clock at the church. All are invited
to attend these services.
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OP THE AGES
1 “Genius is one per cent in
spiration and ninety-nine
Complete scientific knowl
. edge combines with the desire
‘ to serve unobtrusively and
well. Our reputation invites
■ your confidence.
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E DENTON, N.C. j
p 4 HOUB.AMBULAHCE SERVICED
THE CHOWAN HERALD EDENTON, N. C., THURSDAY, FB BRUARY2^I9SO
Contest Is Started
In Tree Planting
One of the first tree-planting con
tests ever held in the Piedmont is now
being conducted for junior farmers
in Iredell County, according to George
W. Smith, forestry specialist for the
State College Extension Service.
Any 4-H Club or Future Farmers
of America member is eligible to en
ter the contest and compete for SSO
in cash prizes which will be awarded
The planting projects iwill be judged
in May on the basis of spacing, depth
at which trees are planted, firmness
of setting, amount of land preparation
completed, and o*her factors.
Some 300 4-H Club boys attending
December meetings were given in
structions for applying for free seed
lings • and were shown the proper
method of planting young pines. La
ter a county-wide 4-H forestry field
day was held on the farm of Joe Lee
Scores in work and play...
nip* Cpl. Wm. C Hunt
|g, iJIII thru athletics
Corporal William C. Hunt of La-
Fayette, Alabama who has shown
his administrative ability with
the Third Army Headquarters
recognizes the value of physical
fitness. He has found ample time
,to continue with athletics which
are helping to build his leadership
U.S. ARMY AND U. S. AIR FORCE RECRUITING SERVICE
Room 202 Kramer Bldg., Elizabeth City, N. C.
that's strictly inside stuff l
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Tune in HENRY J. TAYLOR, ABC Network, every Monday evening.
HERE’S THE NEW 1950 BUICK SUPER 126, companion body-type to the
equally new Roadmaster 130. Both are shorter than last year’s 4-door
Sedans—yet 4 inches longer in wheelbase. In both, the difference is used
to give you real stretch-out room in the rear seat.
w ta , the boys did here really
\ calls for some medals.
We gave them the job of coining up
with something that was bigger
inside—for room and comfort—
longer in wheelbase always im
portant to good riding qualities—
yet unbulky and easy-handling in
Just look how well this tidy num
ber meets these "impossible’ ’ speci
Item one—rear-seat cushions are
a full foot wider than last year’s
Supers and Roadmalters.
Item two—in every dimension—
leg-room, head-room, hip-room,
shoulder-room—this rear-seat com
partment is bigger than previous
models—and nearly four inches
longer, fore and aft, than other
1950 Buick interiors.
Item three wheelbases are the
longest of out 1950 line. On the
Super, it is,l2sM" instead of
121 — on the KOADMASTER 130&"
instead of 126Ji".
Yet and here’s where the magic
comes in the whole car is shorter
over-all. Actually less from bumper
to bumper than previous Buicks
in these series.
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Chas. H. Jenkins Motor Company, Inc.
105 to 109 E. Queen Street TELEPHONE 147 ' Edenton, N. C.
Smith of Shepherds community, at
which time half an acre of seedlings
' were set out in an abandoned field.
Each boy attending had an opportuni
ty to set out a few trees.
- CATHOLIC SERVICES
Thursday, February 2, Feast of
Purification of 'Blessed Virgin Mary
and Candlemas Day, Blessing of Can
dles at 9 A. M., followed at once by
Holy Mass, Communion, Rosary, with
confessions 8:30 to 8:55 A. M., in St.
Ann’s Catholic Church, stated Father
F. J. McCourt, pastor, who invites
everybody to all Services.
Friday, Feast of St Blase and First
Friday of month, confessions 6:30 to
6:55, mass 7 A. M., Communion,
Blessing of ’throats, in Edenton.
Sunday, February 5, Septuagesima
Sunday, Biblical Sunday, masses at 9
•and 11 A. M., sermon on “'Properties
of Faith,” communion, Sunday School
with confessions 8:30 to 8:56 and
10:30 to 10:56 A. M., in Edenton.
and alertness. For an active, in
teresting life where young men
can further their education and
at the same time receive good pay,
he recommends a career in the
U. S. Army. Investigate, get the
full details, see your recruiter to
4-H Clubs Conduct
Regular 4-H Club meetings were
held at the Edenton, Chowan, and
Rocky Hock schools' last week. Sepa
rate metings were held for the boys
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Sssh! Keep It Under Your Hood
That motor of yours should run so
smoothly—so quietly, that you’d hardly
know it’s there. If this isn’t the case,
bring in your car and let us tune it back
to a whisper. Winter motoring will be
happy motoring. Drive in today!
B. B. H. MOTOR CO., Inc.
“YOUR FRIENDLY CHEVROLET DEALER"
North Broad and Oakum Sts. Edenton, N. C.
That means easier parking, easier
tucking away in family garages,
easier maneuvering in crowded
There are some other things too.
An extra rear-quarter window not
found in standard 4-door Sedans. A
different upperstructure styling that
makes this body-type stand out as
something pretty special.
Even special names that let you
say, "I drive a Super 126” or
"Mine’s a ROADMASTER 130,”
just byway of being different.
Yes, we think we hit on a happy
idea in the "Longfellows,” as
they’re coming to be known. They
are not longer, on the outside, but
there’s a two-way stretch—in width
and length—in die rear. compart
You’re going to like that—as you’ll
see by calling on your own Buick
and girls. Assistant Agent Robert S.
Marsh conducted a demonstration for
the boys on the proper care of mount
ing forestry wood specimens. Several
of the boys seemed to be interested
in making an exhibit as one of their
dealer. If he doesn’t have one on
hand, he can get it pretty promptly
—and at a price and on a deal you’ll
have trouble matching, much less
beating, anywhere else.
See him now, will you—about plac
ing an order?
Features like these mean
BUICK'S TUB BUY
HIGHER - COMPRESSION Fireball valve-in-head
power in three engines, five hp ratings. (New F-263
engine in SUPER models.)
NEW-PATTERN SJYUNG, with bumper-guard grilles,
taper-through fenders, "double bubble“ taillights.'
WIDE-ANGLE VISIBILITY, close-up road view both
forward and back.
TRAFFIC-HANDY SIZE, less over-all length for easier
parking and garaging, short turning radius.
EXTRA-WIDE SEATS cradled between the axles.
SOFT BUICK RIDE, from all-coil springing, Safety-
Ride rims, low-pressure tires, ride-steadying torque
DYNAHOW DRIVE standard on all ROADMASTERS,
optional at extra cost on SURER and SPECIAL series.
NINETEEN MODELS with Body by Fisher.
WIDE CHOICE OF EQUIPMENT adding flexibility
to prices that bracket every price range above the