Election Is Set For
October 18 Deadline to!
Deliver Ballots to Os-
fice of County Agent
W. A. Harrell, chairman of the Cho
wan County Agricultural Stabilization
and Conservation Committee, an
nounces that ballots for electing ASC
Committeemen will be mailed to all
farm owners and operators on Octo
ber 7. Instructions for marking the
ballot will be enclosed with the ballot.
“You can vote if you are an owner,
operator, tenant, or sharecropper on
a farm participating in the Agricul
tural Conservation Program, or eligi
ble for price support on any crop oro
duced,” Mr. Harrell says. “Any per
son eligible to vote who does not re
ceive a ballot by mail can obtain a
ballot at the county ASC office.
“All eligible farmers are urged to |
vote in this committeemen election,’’!
says Mr. Harrell. “If you mail your
ballot to the county ASC office it
must be placed in the mail not later
than October 15. They may be deliv
ered in the County Office not later
than noon, October 18.” I
Mr. Harrell urges each eligible vot-1
er to cast their ballot immediately.
“Do not let the deadline catch you,”
he warns. “Remember it’s your privi-j
lege and it’s good business to vote,
when elections are held for your com-|
“The three farmers you elect in
your community will be the key men!
in all the programs of the Agricul-j
tural Stabilization and Conservation of i
the United States Department of Ag
ricultural. The Committee elected will
have some pretty heavy responsibili
ties in helping to stabilize our nation’s
agricultural, in fact, our nation’s total
economy. The delegates you elect to
attend the County Convention will
have the responsibility of helping elect
a County Committee to administer!
these ASC programs in your county. '
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lfl| a years J
“I am sure that everyone will agree
that 1955 will be a pretty imporant
year as far as agriculture is concern
ed. There will be a lot of important
decisions made. That’s why these
| elections mean so much to you. These
Community Committeemen and the
[delegate to the County Convention are
'.going to have a lot to do with farm
ing in your community and county.
This means that it is very important
that you elect the best man you can.
“Remember the deadline dates for
casting your ballot and don’t pass up
this opportunity to vote fcr the farm
ers you want to serve on your Com
munity ASC Committee. ASC County
and Community Committeemen elect
ed will take office November 1.”
Over 1,000 Attend
Masonic Open House
(Continued From Page 1, Section 1)
Meeting the guests in the ladies’
lounge were Mrs. Louis George Wil
kins and Mrs. R. H. Kennan while at
the banquet hall door were Mrs. C. B.
Mooney, Mrs. C. T. Griffin, Mrs.
Thomas Francis and Mrs. C. T. White
'J At the hall door to the kitchen were
, Mrs. Louis Francis and Mrs. C. W.
■ At the main door were Mrs. W. A.
Harrell, Mrs. C. T. White, Mrs. L. C.
• Rurton, Mrs. Louis George Wilkins
|and Mrs. C. B. Mooney. In charge'
I of registering were Mrs. William Ad
| ams, Mrs. R. E. Leary, Mrs. Ernest
Ward, Jr., and Mrs. j. Edwin Buff
,| Goodbyes were said by Mrs. W. M.
j Wilkins, Mrs. Thomas Francis, Mrs.
E. B. Edwards and Mrs. Daniel
The new temple was dedicated Wed
j nesday night of last week by the
• Grand Lodge of North Carolina when
. the impressive ritualistic ceremony
was conducted by Robert Pugh, Grand
. Master, of New Bern. Over 250 visit
i ing Masons coming from many sec
tions of the eastern part of the state
, attended the dedication, and all who
spoke were high in praise of the
; temple and the work done by local
I The principal speaker for the oc-
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON. N. C. ””~ r PRSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1954.
casion was E. P. Blair, grand orator :
of the Grand Lodge who, in part, said: |
“We have assembled here today asl
Masons and as friends of Masonry to)
vindicate our faith and our devotion 1
in this magnificent building made pos
sible by the loyalty and sacrifice of
the Masons of Edenton to this great
“It is indeed significant that we
meet here on this hallowed ground in
one of the oldest cities of our great
State so rich in historic tradition, her
itage and devotion to freedom.
“It was Edenton that gave us our
Edenton Tea Party almost 180 years
ago, with 51 ladies making a digni
fied and solemn protest against the
tyranny of the crown.
“It was Edenton that gave us Jo
seph Hewes, one of North Carolina’s
three signers of the Declaration of In
“It was Edenton from the time it
was a Town on Queen Anne’s Creek,
through its citizens, many of whom
were Masons, who carried the torch of
freedom and helped mold the destiny
of the State and nation.
“Yes, it is significant that in one
of tho oldest towns in the State and
in one of the oldest lodges of our
State, Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, we
stand here tonight to dedicate this
beautiful temple to the oldest, largest
and most inclusive movement of its
kind in the world save this religion
“Freemasonry and its rituals are
steeped in religion. In Egypt 15 cen-[
turies before the birth of the Lowly
Nazarene the aprons of our fraternity
were found in the tombs of the Pha-|
roahs. It was Plato, the great phi-'
losopher. who said 400 years before!
the Wayfarer of Nazareth that God j
perpetuates geometry! On the seal of
the United States a pyramid is shown.
Our American democracy is founded;
on Masonic principles.
“I am sure that in this city famous j
with illustrious names of Hewes, Wil-,
, liamson, Knight, Johnston, Iredell,
Pettigrew, Penelope Barker and count-'
less others, there were those people!
who not only served their order but i
the people of this fine city. They;
served with courage, devotion and t
with enterprise, so that their deeds!
and heritage are reflected in this tern-'
pie which we dedicate tonight. They|
are the heritage of all Masons who|
hereafter may become members of the
order. They are, indeed, the heritage |
of this magnificent fraternity to.
which we belong and for whose service,
this great temple is dedicated.
“But T submit to you on this oc
casion that, as magnificent and com
manding as its physical beauty, real
grandeur will not reside in the marble,
granite, bricks and other materials
with which it was constructed, nor
with the architectural design, as beau
tiful as it is. Its real grandeur lies
in the devotion and character of Mas
ons in Edenton who have erected 1 it
and work to support and advance the
lofty cause of Freemasonry. Free
masonry, my brethren, should, reside
in the hearts, souls and personalities
of its members. Therein lies the glorv
and the grandeur of this beautiful
“Freemasonry itself is one of the
greatest cornerstones of democracy
and religion. Masons have long iden
tified themselves with democracy and
religion as well as with our public
schools. Public schools are one of the
greatest forces of American democ
racy. Freemasonry stands today as
one of the greatest bulwarks against
the forces that confront us, against to
talitarian countries or against any or
ganization that attempts to enslave
or shackle the minds of people.”
At this point Mr. Blair paid tribute
to Grand Master Pugh for the pro
gram he initiated in the interest of
schools and the children at Oxford Or
“Indeed,” he said, “our renewed in
terests in schools, religion and democ
racy is the greatest force against the
evils of our time, and the enthusiasm
with which this program has been re
ceived is very gratifying. Where is
there marble, where is there granite,
where is there bricks, where is there
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'jsteel and stone to picture the magnifi-
Icenee and glory of a Masonic temple
;|dedieated to the eternal principles of
'jour order? It is well that we as Mas
' ons on this momentous occasion should
pause and refresh our minds. We
should look backward over the years |
; past and then look forward. Just as
much as we dedicate this beautiful
! temple here tonight, may we at the
same time ro-dedicate ourselves, our
hearts and our souls to the sacred de
votion that Freemasonry continues.
We should be eternally grateful that
■we are Masons, valiant patrons of
, George Washington, Benjamin Frank
lin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madi
i son and even some who came over on
the Mayflower, who labored in the in
terest of Masonry.
: “You know, my brethren, how the
movement for freedom started in this
country, but did you know it was led
by George Washington, 26 signers of
the Declaration of Independence. Paul
[ Revere and members of the Baton
■ lodge? And did you know that Adolf
. Hitler at one time applied for mem
bership, hut was rejected?
“But you know we might as well be
perfectly frank and face facts. A
Mason recognizes the forces of evil
for what they are. He sees the forces
1 of tyranny gnawing away at our very
' foundations. We are called upon i,n
the light of the world to give testi
' mony to future brethren. This is the
program of North Carolina Masons to
' “It was these same lines o" freedom I
I that prompted Thomas Jefferson to
I write so forcefully, and Patrick Hen-1
iry When he shouted ‘Give me liberty '
or give mo death,’ and George Wash
ington to say ‘Let us rejoice.’ It was
■ these same lines of freedom that
l j prompted Edenton’s Joseph Hewes to
I write six months before the Declara- !
tion of Independence, ‘I see no pros-
Ijpect of reconciliation, nothing is left
now but fight.’ And Edenton’s Sarti
;|u.el Johnson when he said ‘all of our
.people here are for independence.’
, “Yes, we should be eternally grate
'ful that there are those Masons hero
jin Edenton today, in 1954. and else
;j where throughout our land who are
i helping to shape the destiny of the
, human race.
i| “Finally, my friends, Masonry has
walked down through the years arm
|in arm and hand in hand with the
i j religion of ours. Freemasonry teach
■ es us that a man may worship God ac
! | cording to the dictates of his own
• .heart. May this temple we dedicate
N tonight he a flaming beacon in its
preaching of noble living, noble deeds
• and noble service not only in this city
■but for all mankind. We do now dedi-
II cate it with our love and our devo
, tion and bless it with our hearts and
5 our emotions.
r “The great need now in 1954 is that
- we will go once again to its sacred al
? tar, sip again from its fountains of
- truth, justice and mercy and to re-ded
tiirate ourselves on this dedication
? night. Then rise up and commence
- our journey anew.”
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