The Chowan Herald
Published ewery Thursday by The Chpwwi
Herald, a partnership consisting ct X E.
Bufflap and Hedtor at 4CS-425 South
i Broad Street, Bflentom, N. C.
| J. EDWIN BUFFLAP Editor
HECTOR LUPTON Advertising Manager
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1 Entered as second-class matter August 30,
1934, at the Post Office at Edenton, Nortji Caro
lina, under the act of Mais3> 8, 1878.
Cards of thanks, obituaries, resolutions of
respeet, etc., wall be charged for at regular
advertising rates. ,
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1953
•Jr ... Let a man examine himself. I Cor. 11: 28.
JUDGING OURSELVES as searchingly as we judge
others we might wake up to the fact that we fall short
of our own ideals and of God’s play for us.
Our Loving Saviour, fill our hearts with discontent for
our own shortcomings and teach us to seek Thy truth
Peanut Growers Speak j
Peanut growers in North Carolina, by their ballots in
Saturday’s referendum, let it be known in no uncertain
terms that they were in favor of an assessment for the
welfare of the peanut crop. Something like 95 per cent
»f the State’s growers favored the assessment and Cho
wan County went some better with a little bettei than
96 per cent of the votes cast in favor of the program.
Os the 225 ballots cast, 217 favored the assessment and
only eight opposed.
Peanut farmers, as the result of the referendum, will
pay an assessment of one cent per 100 pounds of pea
nuts sold. This money will be used to promote the in
terests of the peanut growers in all phases of peanut
production, marketing, processing, consumption and oth
er activities of concern to the industry.
The following goals will he sought:
Promote farm practices which will increase yields and
lower costs of production, keep farmers informed of all
new developments in production techniques (seed im
provment, disease control, harvesting practices, etc.), and
encourage research programs in these directions.
Keep producers informed on prices, demand and sup
ply, and other market factors in order to aid in more or
derly marketing. Help and encourage research programs
which are directed towards solving marketing problems.
Keep producers informed on support prices and help
farmers make full use of the loan program.
Help to expand the use of Virginia type peanuts by em
phasizing the superior quality of the Virginia Type for
edible purposes. Develop new uses as well as expending
outlets for present uses and increasing per capita con
sumption of peanuts and peanut products. In this, the
Association will cooperate whole-heartedly with the pro
cessors and distributors of peanut products.
Emphasize the good qualities of peanut oil with the
view of expanding its use. Although a minor part of
North Carolina peanuts are crushed, the competition of
this part of the crop with that of other areas has a de
pressing influence on all peanut prices.
Work on transportation and storage problems in order
to reduce marketing costs and promote orderly market
ing. For the same purpose, study grading, weighing and
moisture problems and help work out their solutions.
Promote consumption through controlling quality.
Quality control must begin with Farmers’ Stock peanuts
ind be maintained through all the stages of marketing
and processing, until peanuts reach the final consumer.
Examine present support programs, and work out more
equitable programs for the Virginia-North Carolina pea
nut industry. We will be in a good position to do so after
<ve can show that the expansion in the use of peanuts
will insure prosperity to the industry, and minimize the
I WE NOW HAVE ON DISPLAY THE
I Roanoke Combination Peanut Picker
I ALSO THE
I Goodrich Peanut Diggers
I FOR USE ON ALL MAKE TRACTORS
I We stock a complete line of repair parts for the Roanoke Pea
nut Picker and Goodrich Diggers.
I SEE US TODAY FOR YOUR
I PEANUT HARVESTING NEEDS
I Hobbs Implement Co., Inc.
GUY C. HOBBS, Mgr. "YOUR JOHN DEERE DEALER" EDENTON
I 1- ' - -
Heard & Seen
With no baseball in Edenton this summer, my hat’s
off to Palmer Tynch and his group of Rocky Hock boys
who have given fans an opportunity to see ball games,
and some of ’em good ’uns, too. The Rocky Hock team
won the Tidewater Carolina League Championship from
Hobbsville by winning four of the first five games play
ed. While some games were more or less ragged, the
boys also played some as good as anyone could wish for.
The series has drawn a lot of fans from the Rocky Hock
and Hobbsville sections and one of the most pleasant fea
tures of the games has Jbeen very clean playing and the
absence of arguments among players and umpires. The
Herald compliments the Rocky Hock team for winning
the championship and at the same time commends the
Hobbsville team for having a group of good ball players
and possessing the admirable trait of being good losers.
Beth teams played for the sport of the game, so that the
players themselves as well as fans on hand thoroughly
enjoyed the games.
Every once in a while my attention is called to mis
spelling proper names in Edenton. For instance some
time ago Mrs. George Hoskins raked me over the coals
for the way I and others spelled Mosley Street. (I don’t
know if that’s right or not). Then last week Miss Eliza
beth Moore called my attention to the way I spelled
“Johnson” bridge. Miss Moore says the proper spelling
is “Johnston.” Well, if the only criticism directed at me
I was for misspelling names, I’d be very happy.
Whew! As September makes its debut, the weather
betrays the time of year. Here’s one who has almost
melted the past few days. How about you?
Jimmie Crummey became grandpappy again on August
15, when his daughter, Mrs. Fred Webb, gave birth to a
son in Richmond, Michigan. An announcement reached
my desk the other day with two bits pasted inside. “This
is for your cigar,” was written beside the quarter. Cigar!
Man that will buy me two cigars. Time was when it
would buy five cigars. Anyway, t’anks!
And speaking about cigars, my friend Harry Jordan,
who is now living in Missouri, recently sent me some
cigars which are just about tops according to my taste.
Nope, the cigars were not for the same reason as the
above paragraph, but merely a good wiil gesture. T’anks,
Going fishing sometimes causes a lot of trouble as was
my case Saturday. In the first place, I lost a nice pad
dle on my return from the Bethel community. I re
traced my tracks, but said paddle must have been picked
up, so that somebody has a paddle and I have none. In
the second place I went in the woods about 20 feet from
shore (none of your business) and as a result I’ve been
nursing about 20 red bugs—one for each foot. Gosh,
I’m glad I didn’t walk 100 feet in the woods.
According to the calendar it’s about time for football
weather, but for some time now a more favorite pas
time would be bathing. At any rate, cool or hot, Coach
es Ben Perry and Alton Brooks are going by the calendar
and are taking the Edenton Aces through strenuous prac
tice sessions each night in preparation for the 1953 grid
iron season. New bleachers will accommodate football
fans this season and the coaches are hoping every seat
will be filled at every game. They need your support
if they win or lose. The band and majorettes will also
be on hand at the games to help cheer the team and en
cost to the Government of price supports.
Promote a better understanding among producers, shel
iers, manufacturers, and consumers in order that the
North Carolina peanut industry will withstand the grow
ing competition from other producing areas and prod
ucts. For this purpose, we want to help private indus
try market and process peanuts efficiently so that a fair
profit will result, and fair prices can be paid to farmers.
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1958.
700 Markers Show
Historical Spots In
State For Travelers
Sightseers Find Mark
er System Very In
Seven hundred markers along
North Carolina’s 70,000-mile State
highway system tell, for those who
' like to read history as they ride, brief
stories all the way from Hernando
DeSoto’s expeditions into the Great
Smoky Mountains in 1640 to Babe
Ruth’s first home run.
North Carolina’s historical markers
direct travelers to buildings or sites
where historic structures stood, or
events transpired, canals, roads, bat
tlefields, forts; or a school, church, or
Students of history, schoolchildren,
photographers and writers searching
for background material, and sight
seers find the historical marker sys
tem of interest. All of the markers
may be viewed from an automobile, '
as the black-lettered aluminum mark
ers are erected only on mved. num
bered highways. If the site so mark
ed is not adjacent to the highway,
the marker is placed at the nearest
point reached by the highway, and
gives distance and direction to the
The first marker erected when the
program was launched in 1936 com
memorates John Penn, one of three
North Carolina signers of the Decla
ration of Independence.
There are eight markers about Her- i
nando DeSoto’s expeditions into the ‘
Great Smoky Mountains of Western
North Carolina in 1540.
A very contemporary marker at
Fayetteville points out the spot
where Babe Ruth hit his first home
run in professional baseball. Appro
priate ceremonies attended by leading
sports figures were held when this
marker was erected in April 1952.
There are, of course, markers at
the site of the first flight at Kill Dev
il Hills and at Fort Raleigh ori Roa
noke Island, site of the first English
Colony in America.
A number of little-known but his
tory-changing events are highlighted
by the marker program, among them
the Battle of Moore’s Creek, near Wil
mington, which represented a turn
ing point in the Revolution; the Bat
tle of Alamance near Burlington,
where the colonists rose against the
Royal Governor, Tryon, in 1771 and
were defeated by the militia. There’s
one marker pointing out the strange
tomb of a former state senator. He
wished to be buried above ground in
a solid rock tomb and had to be en
balmed in rum while stone masons
prepared his burial place. That was
Senator William A. Jeffreys, Hi«
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tomb is near the intersection oi high*
ways 59 and 98 in Franklin County
The graves of Daniel Boone’s parents
on Highway 601 near Mocksville are
indicated by a marker.
The Department of Conservation
and Development, State Highway A
i Public Works Commission, and the
l Department of Archives A History
cooperate in the marker program.
And unless the data about a historical
, site has been carefully checked and
verified, no marker is erected. Nor
has a marker ever been placed to
any living person, no matter how
Dr. Christopher Crittenden, direc
tor of the Department of Archives A
History, recalls that a prominent
. North Carolinian once requested that
such a marker be erected at his birth
place. “What else do I have to do to
get you to put up a marker?” said
the man, knowing that his career en
titled him to a marker, eventually.
“Just die,” answered Dr. Critten
A guide to historical markers may
’ be obtained free of charge from the
State Travel Bureau in Raleigh.
; . GUILD MEETS TUESDAY NIGHT
The Wesleyan Service Guild of the
Edenton Methodist Church will meet
Tusday night, September 8, at the
home of Mrs. Hubert Williford. The
meeting will start at 8 o’clock and
all membe'-s are urged to attend.
IF YOU SMOKE YOU NEED OLAG j
Tooth Paste. Buy at the drug store.
FOR SALE 1941 CHEVROLET'
coach, also 1942 International pick
up and 1950 Ford motor complete.
I Can be seen at Carolina Service
‘ Station. Aug27,Sept3pd
LOCAL DRESSED AND DRAWN
ducks, delivered to your home. Call
Herman White, phone 258. ltc
BETTY ROWELL AND BARBARA
Spencer are teaching baton lessons
in the place of Betsy Duncan. If
you are interested call Barbara!
Spencer, 609-J. ltpd
SEE WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE
Store for Seat Covers as low as
$9.95 for full set. Save at least 10
per cent on any and all makes or
FOR SALE—BLONDE MUSKRAT,
three quarter length fur coat. Size
12. Price S4O. Telephone 538-W.
FOR SALE SMALL WASHING
machine, automatic pump, hand
wringer. Does six pounds. Good
condition, $55.00. Ideal for trailer
or small apartment. Apply 201%
S. Granville Street, phone 419-W.
„ . •• I HIM..
A big 9V£-cu-ft, dependable, all*
new General Electric Refrigerator SPACE MAKER
that* got every practical feature DCCDICITDATfID
you could want. And so compact. nCilllOCliS I Ulf \
• Mg full-width freeser ONLY
O Space Maher deer shelves A A
: \zzssr $299*95
• Aluminum shelves CONVENIENT TERMS
•And lets mere yew should seel Over >,500,000 04 ReM*- I
| Also wdleMeJ }
j Maker doer shelves, at lmrar coat
COME IN TODAY! 1
Quinn Furniture Co. haaoi
FOB SALE HOUSE TRAILER.
Beautiful, inside and out—Modern;
new awning; sleeps 4 comfortably.
Wonderful home for only $1795.
Owner will consider financing part
of purchase price. Open for inspec
tion any time at Edenton Trailer
Park, Capt. D. R. Anderson.
FOR SALE —1 BOAT TRAILER,
will accommodate 12-14 foot boat;
650:16 tires. Also 1 all-metal trail
er, size of pick-up body, 600:16
tires. Both have license and ready
for use. Phone 240-J.
FOR SALE 24-FOOT HOUSE
trailer. Very good condition. Hot
water, electric refrigerator, electric
brake. Call Ahoskie 2716 from 9
A. M., to 5:30 P. M.
FALL GARDEN SEED, FERTILIZ
er, and Nitrate of Soda; fresh
stock just arrived. Halsey Feed A
Seed Store. “The Checkerboard
FOR SALE—COLLARD PLANTS.
Apply Louis E. Francis, RFD 8,
phone 507-W, Edenton.
SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS—
on all makes. Free estimates in
advance. We will loan you a ma
chine while yours is being repairsd.
Singer Sewing Center, 605 East
Main Street, Elizabeth City, N. C.,
phone 4306. Sept3,loc
FOR SALE—BLACK HEAD CON
trol for turkeys. Sulmet for chick
[ ens. Cod liver oil, lump charcoal,
roost paint and lice powder, baby
chicks. Special prices on large or
-1 ders. Halsey Feed & Seed Store,
“The Checkerboard Store.” tfc
WANTED—MAN OR WOMAN FOR
insurance debit. Life, hospital, and
health and accident. No experi
enca necessary. Guaranteed salary
or salary and commission. For in
terview, write to J. W. Whitfield,
Box No. 1292, Rocky Mount, N. C.
sTNGER SEWING MACHINES—
I 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. Sept3,loc
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
PIANO—I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL
Spinet piano partly paid for which
you may have with a small down
payment, balance by month or year.
Don’t write unless interested, care
F. B. Merritt, Route 4, Salisbury,
N. C. Aug21,28,5ept4,11,18,25