The Chowan Herald
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Herald, a partnership consisting of J. E.
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_ Broad Street, Eden ton, N. C,
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’ THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1953.
+ . . . The Lord God omnipotent reigneth.—Rev. 19: 6.
HUMAN THINKING can evolve no solution for our
confusion. It is good to know that the Infinite will de
velop His own purposes and that they are good.
We thank Thee, O God, that Thou doth shape the des
tinies of men and nations, fusing them into one great
plant for the fulfillment of Thy purposes.
State and Nation Loses
The Herald joins many Tar Heel friends and news
papers in mourning the death of Senator Willis Smith
who died suddenly of a heart attack in the Naval Hos
pital at Bethsada, Md., Friday.
The writer listened to a speech made by the Senator at
the Red Men’s convention held in Greensboro in May, and
one could not but be impressed by his attitude toward
Communism. He traveled extensively in foreign coun
tries, where he learned first hand the workings of the
Communists, and in Washington took the stand that gov
ernment employees who refuse to testify relative to any
Communistic affiliations, should be taken off the pay
roll. That’s exactly the way The Herald feels about it.
Senator Smith was also sponsoring a bill in the Senate
which provides for a federal charter for an organization
known as the American Conference on He
aptly remarked that “every true American is enthusiasti
cally opposed to Communism, but that we tend to forget
that we can best combat Communism by being enthusias
tic about Americanism.” His program was to “sell Am
erica to Americans.”
Senator Smith for many weeks past has written a col
umn about Washington doings for North Carolina news
papers, which has been appearing regularly in The Her
ald and many other State newspapers. His demise, of
course, means that this enlightening column will pass
from the scene.
In his death not only the State of North Carolina, but
the nation as a whole has lost an able legislator.
Don’t Let Independence Day
Make You A Dependent!
Unless this forthcoming holiday is different from all
that have preceded it, thousands of Americans will be
come dependents on Independence Day.
They will be the maimed, the widowed, the orphaned.
For the rest of their lives some of the maimed will have
to depend on others fcxr their physical care and comfort —
some of the widowed and orphaned will have to depend on
relatives or the state for their financial support.
And the dependency of the maimed, the widowed, the
orphaned will be the result of Independence Day acci
In addition, several hundred Americans will pay for
their celebration with their lives.
All this because of accidents that need not happen.
Holidays have become horror days in the United States.
In recent years many holidays have brought such a high
accident toll that they assume the proportions of a nat
ional catastrophe. And this carnage need, not occur. Ac
cidents are not acts of God. They are acts of humans
who foolishly bet their lives for dubious rewards.
Independence Day tolls are not inevitable. They can
be prevented. Police departments and other officials ajl
over the country will be alert to prevent as many acci
dents as possible. But as always the size of the toll de
pends on the good sense of every American. Take it easy"
on the Fourth. Don’t let Independence Day make you a
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THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, N. C., THURSDAY. JULY 2, 1953.
Heard & Seen
If Edenton people think tourists and folks passing
through town don’t notice things, they have* another
think coming, for a terrible mistake was made by the
Jaycees when they put up street markers a year or two
ago and my attention was just called to it this week by
a young man living in Pittsburgh, Pa. Thomas H. Edel
blute, Jr., a friend of P. H. McMullan, Jr., visited in
' Edenton around Christmas time and got to know the
town pretty well and incidentally he subscribed to The
Herald when he was here. Recently he drove through
Edenton and noticed that the street marker at the com
er of Queen and Granville streets is wrong in that Queen
Street is designated as Granville Street and Granville
Street is designated as Queen Street. He wrote to Mrs.
Sidney McMullan, asking me to check on the mistake and
he’s as right as two rabbits. The Jaycees miscued, so
that some of ’em ought to go digging and put the mark
er up right.
It’s nice to get flowers and hear complimentary re
marks while one is still living. Miss Louise Coke didn’t
get any bouquets Monday night at a banquet held in her
honor, but she did hear many nice things said about her
as a town employee and a citizen. Miss Louise has re
signed as tax collector for the Town of Edenton after
serving in that capacity for 24 years, and not only mem
bers of the town’s official family, but friends by the hun
dreds wish for her all kinds of happiness and content
ment in her retirement. Some of the fellows at the ban
quet said Miss Louise might now utilize some of her
spare time by baby sitting; but one enterprising Coun
cilman suggested that she charge about 75 cents per
hour which would have the effect of holding down re
quests. Anyway, it will not seem the same to drop in the
town office and not see Miss Louise busily engaged with
town affairs, but never too busy to be cordial and ac
commodating. Going out of office with so many com
plimentary things said about her should give her a great
deal of satisfaction in knowing that she leaves with a
job well done.
J. D. Ward’s heart is on the “right” side. The other
night while I was in Ernest Lee’s restaurant, J. D. came
in about the time I was saying I had lost my pipe.
“Cheer up Buff,” said J. D. “Go out in my car and get
a good pipe out of the glove compartment.” In the glove
compartment I found a brand new corn cob pipe, which
I have been smoking right much since. J. D. said he
bought two of ’em at Nags Head some time ago and
wanted me to smoke a “good” pipe. He even offered to
fill up the pipe with my favorite brand of tobacco. That
is what I call a friend in time of need.
All secretaries have their problems and T. B. Williford
is no exception. T. B. is secretary of the Methodist
Church School and one of his hardest jobs is to keep
pencils to distribute with the class books on Sunday morn
ings. Sometime ago he “blew his top” when pencils were
needed to distribute at a church service and somebody
broke up all of his pencils, making about three out of
one so they would go around. On Sunday morning I
found it necessary to borrow a pencil, but when I asked
T. B. for one, he wanted some security so that I’d bring
it back. I gave him a verbal mortgage on my faithful
pipe, but really I think he’d rather have the pencil than
the pipe. At any rate, I still have the pipe, a» he got
his pencil back.
If anybody happened to cross the Albemarle Sound
bridge Saturday, they would have gotten some idea about
how popular white perch fishing is becoming in Albe
marle Sound. And Saturday was no exception from other
days recently. I happened to be in one of the boats and
the scene reminded a fellow of how Ocean View looked
some few years back. It would be little exaggeration
to say that over 50 boats were anchored near the bridge I
and extending down the Sound toward the Marine tar
get as far as one could see. And, so far as I could learn,
all of ’em made satisfactory catches, with a few pulling
in good-sized croakers. To say the least, fishing here
about is attracting a large number of fishermen from
many parts of the State.
It looked something like old times at Hicks Field Tues
day night when Rocky Hock played Hobbsville and won a
very well played game 2-0. A good sized crowd was on
hand to enjoy the game. A doubleheader will be played
Saturday night with Weeksville NAS, which should also
attract a lot of fans. The first game begins at 6:30.
“An “unnecessary” fire occurred at Jimbo’s Jumbos
Tuesday morning when peanuts caught fire in a roaster.
Gosh, as hot as it is, why didn’t Ep
Debnam just lay the peanuts out in
the sun awhile—they’d have roasted
On one of the afternoons late last
week when the sun was really bear
ing down one colored man in front of
The Herald office said to another,
“What makes it so hot this after
noon ?” The other fellow replied, “Well
it jest is ’cause the wind can’t git to
you.” But wind or not, it was really
hot—And I’m really popping off as
this is written.
County Agent Urges
Farmers To Continue
Dust Cotton Fields
In Few More Days Adult
Weevils \Vill Begin
Twelve (12) cotton fields were ex
amined again last week by County
Agent C. W. Overman. Nine of these
have been dusted two or more times.
The lowest infestation count was Ze
ro and the highest was 17 punctured
squares per 100 examined. The av
erage was 6 per cent punctured
squares. Only one field ran above
10 per cent and that field was heavily
infested when dusting began.
The three undusted fields ran 17
per cent, 31 per cent and 43 per cent
punctured squares. The average was
30 per cent punctured squares.
Punctured squares with worms in
them were found last week but the
number had greatly increased this
week. This means that in about 14
days these worms will emerge as
’adult weevils to start laying eggs.
Unless they are killed promptly they
can do a lot of damage to our July
“By all means, continue dusting this
week and next,” warns Mr. Overman.
“Ten pounds of cotton dust per acre
properly applied is the greatest plenty
and there is no need to spend your
money applying more until your
plants are larger.”
Hertford Eastern Star
Host To Edenton Lodge
Hertford Chapter held its regular
meeting June 29, at which time, it was
hostess to Edenton Chapter, U. D.
Decorations were of miniature flags
and flowers within a newly painted
Chapter room. As this was the last
meeting before the summer vacation,
l a very impressive tribute was paid to
our independence. As the flag of our
country rippled in the breeze Mrs.
Ruth Overman gave a tribute of
“Meaning of Our Flag.” Mr. C. W.
Overman rendered a beautiful solo.
One of the beloved Past Grand Ma
trons, Mrs. Sallie Boettcher of Eliza
beth City, No. 44, gave a very im
pressive and beneficial talk on East
ern Star and Prayer.
District Deputies Mrs. Annie Laura
Mullen and Robert Spence, also Grand
Representative, Mrs. Nancy Coffman
were introduced. Chapters represent
ed were South Mills 270, Elizabeth
City 44, and Edenton U. D.
The refreshment committee served
punch, cakes and salted nuts during
a social hour.
The next meeting will be on Sep
1 HEALTH FOR ALL 1
“NEVER TOUCH IT”
“I like lobster, but lobster doesn’t
You have heard that statement, or
similar ones. Maybe you have laugh
ed at it. But allergy is no joke. Doc
tors take it seriously. Allergic di
seases are seldom fatal, but the symp
toms are always distressing. Some
timed so much discomfort that
work, sleep, appetite, and recreation
are interfered with and general health
Allergy is sensitivity, or hypersensi
tivity, to substances which are harm
less to most people. About one per
son in ten is allergic to something.
The substances that cause allergy are
called allergens, and there are hun
dreds, even thousands of possibilities:
pollens, house dust, furs, various
foods, feathers, cosmetics, drugs, and
even heat, cold, and sunlight. The
most common allergic diseases are hay
fever, asthma, skin disorders like
hives, and stomach and intestinal dis
* These diseases are not imaginary.
If you have allergic symptoms, you
should get medical advice both for
immediate relief and future protec
tion. The doctor can make tests to
discover the allergens which are caus
ing trouble. Sometimes this is easy,
but frequently it requires great pa
Once the causes are discovered, you
can learn to avoid the troublemakers
as modi as possible. Drugs may be
prescribed to ease the symptoms. In
some cases injections, medicines, and
vaccines at* given to desensitize the
patient. You may need help in iron
ing out emotional conflicts such as
worry, fear, or anger which have a
strong influence on allergic disorders.
§Pith complete cooperation with your I
doctor, you will be able to save your- [
self from yean of unnecessary suf-'
sering and disability. :
In Chowan County
Many Crops In County
Suffering From Dry
According to County Agent C. W.
Overman, in many cases crops in Cho
wan County are burning up from the
hot, dry weather and yet, there is an
abundance of water within a few hun
dred feet. Earl Ashley, of Advance
community, realized this possibility
early in the season and purchased
a small irrigation system. Mr. Ash
ley set his pump at the water’s edge
of a creek that runs by his tobacco
field. He has irrigated his tobacco
and has a beautiful crop. On visiting
his farm on Friday afternoon the
County Agent observed the success
and an ample amount of moisture in
his field while the tobacco crops of
his neighbors are suffering severely
from the lack of water.
Gilliam Wood, of Hayes Plantation,
purchased an irrigation system to use
on his fields bordering the Albemarle
Sound. Mr. Wood estimates that his
irrigation system saved his early
sweet corn crop of about 18 to
20 acres and that it made him enough
money on that one crop to pay for at
least one half the cost of the irriga
tion system. Both Mr. Wood and Mr.
Ashley are using their systems to ir
rigate other vegetable crops and be
lieve that the irrigation during this
hot, dry season will make enough ex
tra money to more than pay for itself
“With this in mind, those farmers
located within practical distance of a
good water supply pay the cost of an
irrigation system whether they, have
it or not,” says Mr. Overman, “but
those who do have it are making good
profits during a season of this kind,
while those who do not may perhaps
be losing money.”
POCAHONTAS MEETING FRIDAY
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree
of Pocahontas, will meet Friday night
at 8 o’clock in the Red Men’s hall.
Mrs. Martha Crummey, Pocahontas, |
urges every member to be present. '
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Aubrey E. Harrell At
ROTC Summer Camp
Aubrey E. Harrell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert L. Harrell, Route 8, Eden
ton, a student at North Carolina
r State College, is attending the 1953
ROTC Summer Camp at Aberdeen
Proving Ground, Maryland, for the
six-week field training course which
’ will continue until July 31, 1953.
During the course he will undergo
officers’ training which will develop
his leadership ability and will be
schooled in the techniques of the Ord
Upon graduation from college he
> will be eligible for a commission in the
i Army Reserve.
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