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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, '1953.
A LIFT FOR TODAY
A good name is rather to be chosen than great
riches. Prov. 22:1.
A GOOD NAME is the aroma from virtuous
character, a spontaneous emanation from genuine
excellence. Such a name is not only remembered
on earth, but it is written in heaven. J. Hamil
Eternal God, help us to remember that what we
are is Thy gift to us, and what we become is our
gift to Thee. May our lives be acceptable unto
Tibee. , -------r-,
We’re Voting “Yes”
Citizens of Chowan County and North Carolina
as a whole will have an opportunity next Saturday,
October 3, to declare to the world that this State
values human resources and is determined to take
care of her own. On Saturday voters are called
upon to vote on $50,000,000 in bonds for public
school buildings >and $22,000,000 for mental hos
pital improvements. This is definitely an oppor
tunity to make a wise investment in the State’s
future. On this date, too, North Carolinians are
accorded an opportunity to reaffirm the doctrine
enunciated by Aycock ik the turn of the Century.
In all the rush of material progress we must not
forget the things of the spirit—we must not forget
the welfare of the child and of those mentally af
The voice of humanity calls to us through the
children who deserve an education under decent
circumstances, and those who are mentally afflict
ed and in their distress are unable to care for
themselves. While 50 million is for schools and 22
million for mental hospitals, in the broadest sense,
both are for the same purpose—the development,
rehabilitation and education of the human mind.
A. B. Harless, chairman of Better Schools and
Mental Care, Inc., in Chowan County, reports
some lack of interest in the county regarding the
election despite the fact that various individuals
and organizations throughout the county have en
dorsed the sale of bonds due to the fact that needs
for schools and mental patients are now critical and
will become even more so. Based on information
by superintendents of county and city administra
tive units to the State Department of Public In
struction for the use of the 1953 General Assem
bly, there is a shortage of 8,000 classrooms and
more than 3,400 other school facilities. Some of
these shortages exist at the present time in the
Chowan County and Edenton Administrative Units,
which will become increasingly acute as time goes
If the bond issue passes, Chowan County stands
to receive SIOO,OOO which amount goes to each
county in the 'State. Then a share will be received
from $15,000,000 to be distributed on a school
population basis and also a share in $25,000,000 to
be allotted by the State School Board on the basis
of critical school needs. A survey has been made
in the county and city schools and it was found that
the schools will qualify for some of the money un
der this category.
Sooner or later, additions and improvements
will have to be made in local schools, so that if
financial help is not received as the result of the
bond issue, Chowan County itself will be forced to
shoulder the entire burden later on. For that rea
son, the way The Herald sees it, voters should
become vitally interested in the election and cast
a ballot for sale of the bonds.
Nearly a million children in the public schools
and thousands of our people who are in need of
mental care constitute a great challenge. If we
neglect them, they can constitute social and eco
nomic burdens in the years ahead. On the other
hand, rs we do our best to educate them and to
care for them properly, they can constitute our
Temporarily, our increase in population oper
ates to reduce our per capita income. Taking the
long view, however, our growing population is
simply a symptom of a growing State which win
become richer and more powerful as our people
are given the opportunities of education. A vote
“for” these bond issues is, therefore, a vote for
progress and for the orderly and intelligent de
velopment of our human resources.
Polls will be open to .cast baHots from .6:30
A. M. to 6:30 P. M. Every citizen should make
it a point to go to the polls nest Saturday, Oc
tober 3rd, and vote.
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THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. N. CL THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1953.
Heard & Seen
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One subscriber to The Herald is no doubt bawl
ing us out, and here’s one who would like to learn
the address of Mrs. T. L. Dail. Mrs. Dail several
weeks ago subscribed to The Herald and I placed
her name in the Edenton Route 1 bundle, but Jim
Daniels says no such person lives on his route. I’ve
put the name in other bundles on the mailing list,
but each time the paper is returned. If any read
er knows Mrs. T. L. Dail and her address I’d ap
preciate it very much, for I want her to get The
Herald and inasmuch as she has paid two bucks
I’m satisfied she is wondering why she is not re
Employees of the Belk-Tyler store were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dulaney at a steak supper
Thursday night of last week at Ernest Lee’s Res
taurant. I dropped in about the time each one was
busy as could be moving one hand to the mouth,
and from all appearances they were filled to the
brim. One of the ladies remarked that one of the
best things about the supper was that she didn’t
have to wash dishes. Another said she’s wonder
ing when HE is going to do it again. Anyway the
steak was served just before the opening of Belk-
Tyler’s Anniversary Sale and after waiting on so
many customers I reckon some of ’em are about
ready for another steak supper.
Fishing stories of the week: J. M. Jones, local
angler who likes to fish at Nags Head, and H. G.
Bland of Kelford report a big time over the week
end when they made a killing at the lower end of
Roanoke Island. According to the report they
yanked in the boat 43 trout, 25 kingfish and a lot
of hogfish and croakers —all in about two hours.
They must have fished fast in order for the bait to
hold out. Anyway, that’s about 1000 per cent bet
ter than I did down in that neck of the woods early
last summer. Then another fishing story came
from Ernest Kehayes. Ernest has been catching
a lot of rock fish this summer, but the other day
he displayed a sturgeon in front of his restaurant
which weighed over 100 pounds. Like a fisher
man, he tried to convince his friends he caught the
sturgeon, telling one fellow it took him about three
hours to land the big fish. However, the three
hours must have been spent in scraping up the
cash to pay Palmer Tynch, who caught the big fel
low in a net. Os course, I have a fishing story, too.
I went last Friday all cocked and primed with a
new motor, but most of my time was spent in try
ing to make the thing run. Result—no fish and
the best part of a day wasted. Well, some peo
ple say fishing is a waste of time, anyhow, and if
that’s true, there’s a whale of a lot of time wasted
Local football fans will have an opportunity to
see the Edenton Aces in action for the next five
games, all of which will be played on the local grid
iron. Friday night they will meet the Chowan Col
lege freshmen and Friday night of next week, Oc
tober 9, they play their arch rival, Elizabeth City.
Friday, October 16, Tarboro is scheduled to be
here and on October 23 Hertford, another ancient
rival, will be the attraction. The final home game
will be played October 30 with Ahoskie. The last
two games on the schedule will be played away
from home—November 6 in Goldsboro and No
vember 13 in Plymouth. Coach Ben Perry told
the Rotarians and Lions how much it costs to out
fit a player, as well as other expenses in connec
tion with playing football, so that large crowds are
needed at all games in order to keep out of the
red side of the ledger. Os course, the band will be
on hand for all the games. Incidentally, Norfolk
visitors in the motorcade which stopped in Eden
ton Tuesday, were high in praise of the band
which played several numbers while they were
here. Let’s go out to the games in order to en
courage both the football team and the band—both
worthy of our support.
The Bishop Laundry does not seem the same
nowadays for Charles P. Wales is conspicuous by
his absence. Mr. Wales started the Edenton Laun
dry years ago when he didn’t have much more than
his own family’s clothes to wash. He worked hard
and built up a good business which was subsequent
ly sold to the Bishop concern. He remained with
the new owners until recently and in his leaving
Jimmie Ricks, manager, expresses his sincere ap
preciation for the loyal and invaluable service Mr.
Wales has rendered since taking over the laundry.
Called into special meeting Monday night, the
Edenton Jaycees voted to stage a wrestling match
in the Junior-Senior High School gymnasium Sat
urday night, October 17. A top card of matches
will be arranged for the night and, of course, the
Jaycees will be very anxious to have a large crowd
turn out. All of the details have not yet been
worked out, but will be ready for publication in
next week’s Herald. Lots of local people watch
the wrestling matches on television, and according
to the ringside spectators it must be very exciting.
Anyway, it will provide an opportunity to see the
wrestlers and hear ’em grunt.
[tetters To EffitwJ
Please let me have just enough
space in your paper to express to
the good people of Edenton my sin
cere thanks and appreciation for their
wonderful coopera tin in receiving the
motorcade from Norfolk, Va., Tues
day morning, and the warm and
sincere greetings from the people of
Edenton, N. C.
LEROY H. HASKETT.
SUPPORT THOSE BONDS
Kinston, N. C.
Sept 21, 1958
Stephen Decatur Jn a toast given
at Norfolk in April, 1816 said:
“Our Country! In her intercourse
with foreign nations may she always
be right but our country, right or
No sincere person can agree with
the latter part of that statement. I
don’t usually see voting for a bond
issue that can be done without even
with some sacrifice. But we cannot
sacrifice our children!
The Du Pont Plant and other in
dustries; our growing tobacco market,
our livestock industry, our banks and
mercantile establishments and all in
dustries, large and small, are valu
able community assets and we are
proud of them. But they are not our
most valuable assets.
Our homes, our schools, our church
es and other public institutions are
most necessary and our beloved chil
dren are our greatest asset and bless
If you are in doubt about the de
sirability of voting for the proposed
$72,000,000 state bond issue for our
schools and mental hospitals, or the
$1,000,000 county bond issue for our
schools, you should visit some of the
over-crowded schools in our cities and
counties. They are in desperate need.
Some years ago I visited Caswell
Training School here and had lunch
in the dining room with a group in
vited by the late Dr. C. B. McNary,
who was at that time superintendent.
We visited one of the buildings where .
the worst cases were housed. Their
condition was almost unthinkable, but
they are wards of the State and they
need the care which they are get
ting. I resolved then never to return
to that building unless I could do
some good by going. I cannot help
but think of these unfortunate chil
dren and their manifold needs in re
lationship to the pending bond issue
and the urgent need for its passage.
Governor William B. Umstead’s ra
dio talk some nights ago emphasized
clearly the need for passage of these
bond issues. It was fine. Misfor
tune may overtake us. We may need
help some time in the future. The
rich today may be the poor tomorrow.
Most of the world has forgotten
God. We beg for peace, but don’t de
serve it. We spend most of our mon-
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ey on ourselves and share little with
the starvong world. War pro pagan- f
diets have declared we will get there
“too little with too little.”
We must not permit that to apply
to this important matter. Please j
don’t let it happen to our children—
who are the hope of tjie future! Re
member the words of the poet who de
dared that “of all the saddest words ,
of tongue or pen are the words it
might have been.”
Support those bond issues on Oc- ,
J. Herman Canady.
Prospects Brighten .
For Garment Factory
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school in order to train students for
work in the plant.
Plans are also being considered to
secure a building for the concern, and
as soon as the cost is determined, so
that a definite figure for rent can be
submitted, the New Yorkers will
make a decision whether or not to
accept the proposition.
Present last week to meet the New
York men was C. E. Bell, represent
ing the Industry and Commercial Di
vision of the Department of Conser
vation and Development, who is help
ing in the negotiations.
Mr. Bell has had a considerable
amount of experience in this field not
only for 10 years in North Carolina,
but in other states as well.
VFW Square Dance
On Saturday Night
Sponsored by the local VFW Post,
a square dance is scheduled to be held
at the VFW home Saturday night.
The affair will start at 9 o’clock and
continue until midnight, with music
provided by the Pine Ridge Ramblers,
a Bertie County aggregation.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the dance but visitors must at
tend in couples.
VFW AUXILIARY MEETING
A meeting of the Ladies’ Auxiliary
of William H. Coffield Post, No. 9280,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be
held tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock
in the VFW home. Mrs. Ellie Mae
Parrish, president, urges all members
Judge—lgnorance of the law is no
Prisoner—Well, no. But it’s kindj
of a certificate of character, isn’t it?
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Thursday, October Bth
County Agent C. W. Overman an
nounces that a fencing demonstration
will be held Thursday afternoon, Oc
tober 8, at 2 o’clock in the pasture at
Marvin Jackson’s home. The demon
stration will include preparation and
treatment of posts. Engineers from
State College will have charge of the
demonstration in cooperation with the
All farmers interested are not only
invited but urged to attend the dem
onstration in order to gain some valu
able information on the most effici
ent and effective fence construction
on a farm.
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