'Study Discloses That
Needs Os Highways
In Critical Condition
Average Rural Road 20
Years Old; Not Sur
faced For 15 Years
Some $490,400,000 would be needed
to bring federal-aid highways in
North Carolina up to adequate stand
ards, according to Arthur O. Dietz,
president of C.I.T. Financial Corpora
tion, the nation’s largest independent
Dietz quoted a study by the Ameri
can Association of State Highway Of
ficials in pointing out that some 4,667
' miles of North Carolina’s federal-aid
highways are considered inadequate.
Nationally, he explained, improve
ments are needed on almost 64 per
cent, or more than 429,000 miles, of
the federal-aid system. On all roads
and streets—federal, state and local —
he said at least SSO billion is needeo
just to bring the system up to ade
quate standards. Road spending in
the United States, Dietz declared,
must be increased to a level of some
sll billion a year, more than double
the present rate, “if we are to solve
the highway crisis.”
Dietz said federal-aid highway
needs are particularly critical because
the system’s 673,000 miles, only about
one-fifth of the nation’s roadway mile
age, carry four-fifths of the traffic.
Emphasizing the seriousness of the
nation’s traffic problem, Dietz said
the average rural road is more than
20 years old and was last surfaced
more than 15 years ago.
“Highway travel has climbed to
more than two and one-half times the
volume in 1931, when many of our
$ roads were constructed,” Dietz said.
volume in 1950 reached a lev
el that had not been expected until
1960. Today we have some 55,000,000
vehicles on our roadways. By 1975,
we probably will have 85,000,000 ve
hicles in use and traffic volume prob
ably will be doubled by 1970.”
If the nation is to continue to pros
per, Dietz said, highway spending
must be increased to a level of some
sll billion a year over at least a 10-1
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A SCIENCE M
BEWARE HOT SUN
By Science Features
In an over-anxious way, many
I people try to make up for the long,
cold winter by giving themselves
too much exposure to the sun. In
stead of a good tan, which can be
gotten easily with gradual expos
ure, they end up with a bad burn.
Recently scientists in Holland
discovered that two different layers
of skin burn
under two differ*
ant wave lengths
“* of invisible ultra.
violet rays. Gen
: i blondes burn
jDk J faster than bran*
iQf ettes, children
U- "I more quickly than
nil' / ' adulta anc * drj 1 -
m ore easily than
people with oily skin.
The average brunette can stand
about two 15-to-20 minute stretches
of strong sunlight the first' dajt
double that the second day and
gradual increases thereafter:
Blondes and redheads should cut
that schedule in half. Once tanned,,
you can stay out in the sun longep
because one layer of skin thickens
and the pigment develops, result*
| ing in the “tan” color.
Don’t be fooled on an overcast
day, for clouds do not necessarily
remove ultra-violet rays, and reflec.
tions from sand and water product
All doctors agree that it’s •
good idea to use protective clothing
and creams, lotions or oils. Many
preparations contain compounds
that filter out most of the ultra
violet rays and permit gradual
[ tanning at the same time. •
! Vacation athletes who exercise
I under the hot sun may suffer sud
den attack of heat exhaustion or
the more serious sunstroke. To help
> prevent both conditions, avoid over
exertion and long exposure under,
the sun’s rays. It is also necessary
to replace the salt that the body
loses in perspiration and to wear,
light, loose, protective clothing
1 4-H Elimination Contest
Held At Chowan High
. (Continued From Page 1, Section 1)
Chowan 4th and sth Junior Club—
s Cheryl Hobbs, Walter Baker.
■ I Chowan 6th and 7th Junior Club—
I Kay Frances White and Jeff Ward.
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 1,1954.
Chowan Bth and 9th Senior Club—
Jean Evans and Norman Bunch.
Chowan 10, 11, 12 Senior Club—
Mary Sue Elliott and Jackie Morris.
Edenton Senior Club Margaret
Forehand and Ronald Bunch.
A dress revue in which 13 charming
girls modeled beautiful dresses which
they made followed the health pag
eant. Janice Harrell, member of the
Chowan 10, 11, 12th club, acted as nar
rator. “A Date with a Dream” was
the topic of the dress revue. Bar
bara Anne White took a leading part
in the dress revue, as did Shirley Har
rell and Mary Sue Elliott. Girls who
modeled dresses were: Beckie Harrell,
Rocky Hock Junior Club; Carolyn Wil
son, Kay Frances White, and Bonnie
Welch, all of the Chowan 6th and 7th
Club; Betty Privott, of Edenton Jun
ior Club; Barbara Anne Jordan, Peg
gy Smith, Frances Louise Chappell
and Anne Pearce, of Chowan Bth and
9th Club; Mary Sue Elliott, Shirley
and Margie Harrell, Sara Margaret
A shell, of Chowan 10, 11, 12th Club.
Shirley Harrell was declared county
winner. Judges for the dress revue
were Mrs. B. P. Monds, of Center
Hill and Mrs. I. E. Halsey of Edenton.
Shirley Harrell will represent Chowan
County as dress revue winner at the
District Elimination Contest.
Shirley Harrell and Jackie Morris
gave a demonstration on “Better
Lighting In the Home” and Billy
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■ Goodwin gave a demonstration on|
“How to Build an Electric Pop Com
Popper.” Since only a team or an
individual demonstration can be enter
. ed in the district elimination contest
at Washington, the winner (which was
. the team demonstration) will repre
( sent the county in the district contest.
Ida Ann Blanchard will represent
, Chowan County as the senior individ
ual dairy foods demonstration, and
Mary Sue Elliott and Evangeline
Copeland will represent the county for >
the Dairy Foods team demonstration.
Kay Frances White and Carolyn Wil
, son gave their dairy foods demonstra
tion at the county elimination, as did
’ Ida Ann Blanchard. In this particular
, contest, each county is permitted to
( have an individual and a team demon
stration at the district elimination
I Gerald Harrell gave a demonstra
-1 -tion on soil conservation, and will rep
r resent Chowan at the district contest,
t Lloyd Wayne Evans gave a demon
stration on “Planting Forest Trees”
r and Sherwood Harrell gave a demon
> stration on “Controlling The Big
• Three Garden Insects.” These club
. members will represent Chowan at the
i district elimination contest,
i After Lloyd Wayne’s and Sher
wood’s demonstrations a talent contest
3 was held with a total of 10 different
r individuals and group entries, which
I consisted of 19 different club mem
|bers. Five entries (either individual
or group) were selected by the judg
es to represent Chowan at the district
contest. Winners selected were: Kay
Frances White, skit; Chowan Ramb
lers, string music; Peggy Perry, vocal
solo; Ann Pearce, piano solo; Joe Pri
vott, Joe Wiggins, Lloyd Neal Ward
and Jimmy Hollowell, vocal quartette.
Other contestants who entered the
talent contest were: Beckie Harrell,
Margie Parrish and Peggy Smith,
Bryant White, individual solos; Gail J
Skinner, Georgia Skinner, Kay Lowe
and Linda Spivey, vocal quartet.
Judges for this contest were James
Wellons, Jr., and Miss Martha Stil- j
ley of VEPCO, Elizabeth City.
Jackie Morris then announced the
winners of the various contests after
which followed the 4-H pledge.
The morning schedule was very full,
but the audience seemed to enjoy it.
A very delicious picnic lunch was
served on the school grounds follow
ed by the 4-H tractor operator’s con
-1 test, which was the last event of a I
busy day. Robert Preston Dail, mem-1
• ber of the Chowan Bth and 9th Club
i won first prize, and Harold Lloyd
i Bunch, of Edenton Senior Club, won
second prize. The tractor operators’
. contest consisted of three parts—
. Safety, driving through obstacle
. course and belting the tractor,
i Judges for this event were: Thom
as Byrum, Leslie Harrell, Preston
Rogerson of Byrum Implement and
Truck Company; Guy Hobbs of Hobbs
Implement Company; Leonard Small
of Edenton Tractor and Equipment
Co., and L. B. Dixon and W. T. Elli
Other boys who entered this contest
were: Joe Privott, Joseph Wiggins,
Lloyd Neal Ward, all of Chowan Bth
and 9th Club; J. D. Parrish and El
liott Belch, Jr., of Chowan 6th and
7th Club; Sherwood Harrell and Carl
. ton Perry of Edenton Senior 4-H Club
and Bryant White of Edenton Junior
The Chowan 4-H Club members did
ia real good job, and are already look
ing forward to another county elimi
nation day next year.
Eastern Star Calls Off
Meetings For Summer
Edenton Chapter, No. 302, Order of
the Eastern Star, has abandoned its
semi-monthly meetings during the
summer months and will not hold a
regular meeting again until Monday
night, September 6.
However, the lodge will meet in
special session the fifth Monday night
in August in order to rehearse before
the regular meeting the following
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