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Text: “It is better to understand a
little than to misunderstand a lot.”—
In a northern college town a pro
fessor was approached by a bootblack.
“Shine, sir?” asked the boy.
The professor looked at the boy’s
dirty face in disgust, and said, “I
don’t want a shine, but if you’ll go
wash your face, I’ll give you a dime.”
The boy raced to a nearby fountain
and returned looking much cleaner.
“Well, boy,” exclaimed the profes
sor, “you’ve earned your dime. Here
“I don’t want your dime, mister,”
the boy grinned, “You hang on to it
Boom Os 1940-52 In
Farm Lands Biggest
Recorded For Nation
Valuation of Farm Land 1
And Buildings In
The boom in farm land prices, which
got under way with the beginning of
World War II and reached its peak a
year ago, was the biggest for any
comparable period on record, accord
ing to figures compiled by the U. S.
Department of Agriculture.
The total valuation of all farm land
and buildings increased by some S6O
billions, or 180 per cent, between 1940
and 1962. Since farms declined in
number and grew in size in the period,
the average valuation per farm more
than tripled, rising from $5,518 in
W. M. RHOADES
Shoe Repair Shop
429 S. Broad St. Edenton
EDWARDS OPEN MR MARKET
FRESH FRUITS AND
OPEN SIX DAYS IN WEEK FROM 7 A. M„ TO 10 P. M.
SUNDAY HOURS: 7TO 11 A. M, AND 12:30 TO 7P. M.
EDWARDS OPEN AIR MARKET
East Church Street Extended Near Edenton Peanut Company
I NOTICE OF MEETING OF CHOWAN
i; At the request of a member of the Board
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of Commissioners, a meeting of,the Cho- ;;
;; wan County Commissioners is called for
:: 10 o’clock A. M. Tuesday, July 7,1953, at < \
;; the Court House in Edenton, N. C. j;
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;; There will be no meeting Monday, July
6, due to the observance of Independence ;;
;; This June 25,1953. ‘!
* WEST W. BYRUM ,
J* Chairman Chowan County Commissioners
a I and buy yourself a haircut.”
Viewpoints differ. - Is honest grime
on a boy’s face more to be criticized
than an affected over-growth of hair
on a man’s head ? Who has the right
" to say ? There was a young man who
grew a moustache that appeared as
-3 fected to some. Because of his bril
[ liance in his profession where he
* ranked with older men it was best for
him to appear older—and the mous
-1 tache added years to his appearance.
Before we judge, it is well to pause
• and seek to understand. Then exam
! ine ourselves. There may be a “beam”
in our own eye. A little understand
’ ing of the other fellow’s viewpoint
makes a better, happier community.
1 1940 to more than $17,000 in 1952.
11 All farm land and buildings in the
I j United States were estimated to be
j worth $93.9 billions at their peak last
■ year. Since then prices have eased,
, reflecting lower farm income along
with the ebbing of inflationary pres
sures, and by the spring of this year
total farm land and building valua
tions had declined nearly a billion
i Prior to the 1940-52 period, a great
farm land boom occurred in the first
decade of thi.; century, when all farm
real estate vo~e from $16.6 billions
in 1900 to SBI.B billions in 1910 for a
rise of 110 ref cent. Average valua
tion per farm increased at the same
time from $2 896 to $5,471, or 89 per
cent. World War I gave that boom
new impetus, and by 1920 the worth
of all farm land and buildings was
placed at more than $66 billions and
of the aver ige farm at over SIO,OOO.
Then a prolonged slump developed,
and a decade ,and a half later these
valuations had been cut more than in
One of the significant aspects of
the recent farm land boom was the
fact that it was not accompanied by
a corresponding expansion in mort
gage debt, as had been the case in the
World War I period. In fact, total
farm mortgage debt at the beginning
of this year was little larger than it
was in 1940. In addition, the propor
tion of debt-free farms has continued
to rise. A recent study by the De
partment of Agriculture in coopera
tion with the U. S. Bureau of the
Census showed that 72.5 per cent of
all American farms were without
mortgage debt in 1950 as compared
with 70.7 per cent in 1945 and 61.2
per cent in 1940.
However, farmers as a group have
greatly increased their non-real estate
debt, including credit from dealers
and installment loans. The total of
this category has gone up from $3.4
billions in 1940 to $9.2 billions at the
beginning of this year.
But farmers were big savers over
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 2,1953
* Right Across Tha Plate!
Sand lot sluggers appear all over the countryside on these sunny j
vacation days that seem to be made for baseball. It wouldn’t seem
like summer if freckled-faced boys didn’t swing a bat, practice pitches
and try to emulate their Big League heroes. But all that activity can
’ really build a fellow’s appetite! So if you’re planning to feed the team,
a sure hit with any demon of the diamond is this sweet and cool
banana split. Roll the ice cream balls in tasty candy-coated cereal
and pour on rich chocolate sauce for a concoction that’s bound to
bring about a “home run” when the game’s over.
1 pint vanilta ice cream
2 cups candy-coated puffed when
' IVi cups Chocolate Sauce*
Peel bananas and cut each banana in candy-coated puffed wheat,
in half crosswise, then cut each place 3 ice /cream balls on each
half lengthwise into 4 quarters. servi o£ bananas. Top with
Arrange 4 pieces of banana m , * x, ‘ •
each serving dish. Divide ice Chocolate Sauce,
cream into 12 small balls and roll Makes 4 servings.
1 cups instant sweet cocoa mix
Dash of salt (optional)
% cup boiling water or hot miltr
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
jgace cocoa mix in small bowl, as a hot sauce or chill for ft
Add boiling water and butter, .thicker sauce. Makes about 1&
Stir until blended. Use at once cups sauce.
the last decade, and their liquid as
sets now some four and one-half
times what they were in 1940. As a
result, farmers in the aggregate now
have about $1.40 in cash or its equiva
lent for every dollar of debt, as
against only 50 cents in 1940.
Here’s a bit of good news
% * .
for the man who runs *
his car on Esso Extra!
Esso Extra meets today’s highest standard
of year-round gasoline performance!
ESSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY ytSSOJ
• ESSO ROAD MAPS make travel easy and interesting. They’re
big, readable, accurate, up-to-date. Add if you’re planning a trip,
ask your Esso Dealer about Esso Touring Service. He’ll have
your trip map-rojited for your “Happy Motoring.”
Copr. 1953, EBSOINC.
When a man buys “premium” grade gasoline, it’s
a safe bet he does so from a desire to realize the
most he can from his investment in his car. But it
isn’t easy for the ordinary person to make a really
expert selection of his brand of gasoline!
Your engine can tell one from another in several
important ways. But for you it’s a little harder!
You can tell which knocks and which doesn’t.
You can tell which seems to give a gbod feeling
of power. But you never actually see your gasoline
at work, and many of the differences only show
in your engine over a period of time.
So we’re happy to tell those loyal friends who
make it a regular habit to drop in on our Esso
Dealers, and to pin their faith to the Esso Extra
pump, that they couldn’t be more right if they
had all the petroleum knowledge in the*world!
Regardless of hopeful opinions you may hear to'
the contrary...we’ve got brass-tacks proof that
today’s Esso Extra meets the highest standard of
all-round, year-round performance quality.
• And here’s just how we know this... \
Salesman “These are especially
strong shirts, madam. They simply
laugh at the laundry.
Customer—“l know that kind; I had
some which came back with their sides
HARRELL FAMILY REUNION
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Harrell of Cora
peake held a family reunion in honor
of Mrs. Harrell’s father, Isaac Jordan,
Sr., on Father’s Day. Those in attend
ance weire seven of his children and a
number of his grandchildren and great
grandchildren, Including the following:
Elton Jordan of Baltimore, Md.;
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Lane of Hert
ford; Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Perry of
Corapeake; Mr. and Mrs. F. A. White
and granddaughter of Edenton ;•> Mp
and Mrs. H. F. Brady and children of
Newport News; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie
Sutton of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs.
John H. Lane and four children of
Gates; Mr. and Mrs. Earley Jordan
and daughter and Raymond Jprdan of
Hampton, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jordan of
Newport News; Mr. and Mrs. F. A.
White, Jr., and son of Edenton; Mr.
and Mrs. Augustus Perry and two chil
dren of Edenton; Mr. and Mrs. James
Holland of Smithfield; Mr.«and Mrs.
O. L. Taylor and two children of Sun
bury; John and Raumel Harrejl.
Mr. Jordan received a nuipber of
presents and everybody enjoyed the
day, leaving by wishing him many
more Father's Days.
“Do you know anything about those
lie detectors we hear so much about?”
“Do I know anything about them!
I’ve been married to one for twenty
I SEE US FOR YOUR
We Carry a Full Line of
Harrell & Leary
First, we take eight performance qualities which
automotive engineers agree are important and
capable of measurement in a gasoline:
1. Sheer Power; 2. High Anti-Knock; 3. Long
Mileage; 4. Clean Engine Operation; 5. Quick
Starting; 6. Fast Warm-Up; 7. Hot Weather Anti-
Vapor-Lock; 8. Cool Weather Anti-Stalling.
Then, we carefully test Esso Extra for these quali
ties against all gasolines that compete with it. And
the pay-off is that, time and again in these tests,
Esso Extra meets the highest standard of overall,
year-round performance quality to be found!
Add to this the fact that Esso Extra is the largest
selling premium gasoline in the area served by
Esso Dealers... and this should be cheering news
to Esso Extra fans... and cause for sober thought
So...thanks for your business, and thanks for
your attention, and have a “Happy Motoring”
summer, with the knowledge that you just can •
not find a better grade of gasoline year-round
than Esso Extra for the modem horsepower in
your faithful engine!
An old man’s cow got loose, visited
a neighbor’s still, and ate so much
sour mash that she died. The old
man put in a claim against the neigh
bor for the cost of the cow.
“I’ll never pay it,” said the neigh
bor. “My whiskey mash didn’t kill
your cow. She gave eggnog, and you
milljAil her to death.”
FOR ONLY -
3 Acres of Land
3 Bed Rooms, Two up and
One Down ■
Large Living Room
Located on Highway 17
3 Miles North of Edenton
House Five Years Old
Offer Good For Only
& Real Estate, Inc.
East King Street Edenton