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Churches, Old And
New, Play Part In
Course Os Nation
Will Be Spent For New
Churches This Year
America, its destiny always linked
closely to the faith of its people,
stands today more than ever a nation
of churches, old and new.
Religious shrines mark off the
broad course of its history—from Old
Virginia’s rustic parish churches and
New England’s venerable meeting
houses to San Miguel in Santa Fe,
N. M., still lifting its scarred walls
despite more than three centuries of
fire, strife, earthquake and the slow
wear of time.
The United States also looks to the
future through its churches and syna
gogues, says the National Geographic
Society. Church construction is boom
ing. Last year religious edifices val
ued at $472,000,000 were started. This
year churches are going up at a rec
ord $500,000,000 rate.
Most in Virginia
Most churches antedating 1709 and
still standing, at least in part, are
f«und in Virginia. Some also sur
vive in Pennsylvania, Maryland, a few
other eastern states and at least two
in New Mexico.
The oldest is probably San Miguel.
Its history reaches back to the early
17th century possibly further. Time
has altered its countenance. Five foot
thick walls remain, but its roof has
been replaced and its storm-wrecked
Truer to original design is the mis
sion church at Acoma, N. M., one of
the best examples of two-towered
adobe architecture. Its beginning also
is lost in the past but some histor
ians think it second only to San Mi
guel in antiquity.
In Virginia, St. Luke’s near Smith
field (1632) appears the oldest build
ing of English style in the country.
Hardly less ancient is the ivy-mantled
tower at Jamestown, a monument to
the first permanent British settle
Only one New England church now
stands as a 17th century relic—Ship
Meeting House at Hingham, Mass.
(1681), a wooden building surmount
ed by a truncated pyramid roof. It
lays claim to being the “oldest build
ing in the TTnited States used con
tinuously for public worship.”
Old Friends’ Meeting House
Friends’ Meeting House near Eas
ton (1684) goes back further than any r
•other Maryland church. Some edi-;
fices that have also seen 250 years
pass are St, George’s Accomac Coun
ty, Va.: Merchant’s Hope. Prince
George County. Va.; Gloria Dei, Phil
adelphia; Norriten Presbyterian,
Montgome~ ' '"'eunty. Pa.: and Sleepy
Hollow Du.v. ..eformed, Tarrytown,
History has bestowed fame on sev
eral early buildings,, not. however,
among the verv oldest. The signal
lanterns for Paul Revere were dis
played on Old North Church. Boston,
(erected 1723). Touro Synagogue,
Newport. R. 1.. (1759). the widest Jew
ish house of worship in the United
States, cherishes an intimate letter
from George Washington (“happily
the Government of the United States
. . . gives to bigotry no sanction”).
St. John's in Richmond, Va., (1741)
provides a living link with the Na
tion’s Founding Fathers. There Pat
rick Henry proclaimed “Give me liber
ty or give me death” and there Wash
ington. George Mason, Thomas Jef
ferson. and Richard Henry Lee join
ed in public meetings.
The founding of the Franciscan mis
sions, partly restored today, parallel
ed much of the early development of
California. The last—San Francisco
de Solano—was established just north
of San Francisco Bay in 1823. But
even when Father Junipero Serra built
the first—San Diego de Alcala—in
1769, San Miguel in the Southwest’s
“City of the Holy Faith” had already
entered its second century.
Consider how much more you often
suffer from your anger and grief,
than from .those very things for
which you are angry and grieved.
100 OROOO LIQUEUR
Blue Flowers in Garden
I,ike Bass Part in Song
One plant of purple alyssum Royal Carpet may cover
a 12-inch circle.
Cf floral colors were rated in
accordance to their popularity
red would lead all others, fol
lowing in order by pink, yellow,
orange and blue. But without
blue flowers to bring out the
brilliance of all the others, a
flower bed or border will be
like a musical composition with
out a bass part.
Blue does something for every
other color it is near, and all
the other colors in turn do some
thing for blue. When you dis
cover th : s effect you will always
miss blue when it is absent, as
it is too often, perhaps because
the blue flowers are not as well
known as the more vivid colors.
True blue, in fact, is the rarest
of floral colors. It will pay to
know what flowers provide the
precious blue tones, and try to
use them at least sparingly in
every planting you make.
Asters have deep blue purples
both light and dark. Delphini
ums and larkspur have blue va
rieties, including some of the
species delphiniums, which blos
som all summer, such as the :
One of the easiest to grow j
Is alyssum violet queen. Fra- i
grant as the white sweet alys- ]
sum, it is a deep purple, with
small white eye. It grows '
quickly from seed and c-n be i
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sheared like white alyssum to
control straggly growth and
stimulate late flowers.
A new variety that spreads
close to the ground is alyssum 1
royal carpet, which often covers <
a 10 inch circle with one plant.
For-get-me-nots are blessed
with a poetic name which is
always an asset to a flower.
While it officially is applied to
the myosotis, a spring flower
which likes a moist, somewhat
shady place, flowers of the same
type are borne by the anchusa,
or African, and the cynoglo»
sum, or Chinese for-get-me-nots.
The latter is an all summer
bloomer growing two feet tall
which thrives in hot summer
weather and dry soil, where the
myosotis would never survive.
One of the true blue flowers
is the bachelor’s button, centau
rea cyanus. This is usually
sown directly in the garden
where it germinates quickly and
grows fast It bears all summer
if occasionally cut back. Dwarf
varieties are excellent for the
Other blue flowers are the fra*
grant heliotrope, Heavenly blue
morning glory, nierembergla,
pansy, petunia, annual phlox,
salvia farinacea, scabiosa, phlox,
verbena, all easily grown from
Guests Os Company
Three representatives of the Dur
ham Life Insurance Company from
the Elizabeth City District and their
wives left Wednesday for a trip to
the Cavalier Club at Virginia Beach,
Va. There they will attend the an
nual President’s Club convention of
the company, which is an all-expense
paid trip offered each year to the
company’s leading agents and mana
gers in the production of new busi
ness. The convention is primarily in
tended as a pleasure trip and there
is no business transacted.
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trict attending the convention are
Ralph Outlaw of Edenton; Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Everett of Williamston,
and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rathner of Eliz
Enterprise 4-H Club
Enjoys Wiener Roast
Enterprise 4-H Club met Monday
night at the home of Jimmy Baker
with 10 members out of a membership
of 11 present. Wallace Goodwin, Jr.,
local leader, was present and assist
ed with the meeting. The local leader
and club members made plans for
4-H Elimiantion Day which was held
Wednesday, June 23 at Chowan High
School. The club decided to have a
weiner roast on Friday night of last
week and to invite guests. All of the
club members were present at the pic
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a few guests. The weiner roast was
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Peach And Apple Trees
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