The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting? of J. E-
Buffiap and Hector Lupton, at 428-426 South
Broad Street, Edenton, N. C.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1954
I am the door. —John 10:7. ,
Christ on the cross opened a door through which we
may see God standing with arms outstretched in love and
mercy because of a lost world. . . , .
Help the people of our land to go in the door in »on
ship and thanksgiving and then go out in loving service
Fire Prevention Week
Six months ago on April 1, 1954 newspapers
throughout the country reported the now historic hydro
gen bomb blast at Eniwetok—an explosive force 600 to
700 times that of the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima
By coincidence, on the very day the disclosure was
made, 15 students died in an explosion and fire in the
Cleveland Hills Elementary School Annex in Cheekto
waga, New York.
Since that time some five or six thousand persons have
been killed by fire in the United States. In most cases
they died as a result of carelessness —some human fail
ure, some oversight. By yon ••’s end some 11,000 persons
will have died as are of I’:-. T’- ; will not be wic
tims of an enemy bonlbrog or on H bo»nl> :t • They
will be the victims of one of man's greatest enem..j
Today, for instar •••, fire will strike 2,500 times.
Within the next 24 hours it will strike 800 home ■
Hundreds will be badly damaged, many totally destroyed.
In the same few hours, 130 business establishments
will experience fire and half as many manufacturing
plants will bum.
Besides the 30 dead, many others will suffer painful
burns and injuries.
You’ll find carelessness the cause of most of the 918,304
fires that occurred last year —fires that resulted in losses
The major cause of them was the combination
“matches-smoking.” Those two things, according to the
National Board of Fire Underwriters, cause about 25
per cent of all fires.
This week the nation’s 35th annual Fire Prevention
Week is being observed, sponsored locally by the Edenton
Junior Chamber of Commerce, In a program of educa
tion, the Jayoees’ purpose is not so much to emphasize
the negative—the terrible toll of fire in lives and losses —
but to suggest various means by which we can make our
homes and places of business safer from the hazard of
fire. The Jaycees advance six major precautions which
if observed will materially help reduce the fire toll. They
1. Instruct all responsible members of your family
jn how to act in case of fire, and how to call the firemen.
2. Never leave matches where children can find them.
Put them out of reach—on a high shelf.
3. Never leave children unattended, locked up in the
house. Arrange for a mature, dependable baby-sitter to
stay with the children while you’re away. Give the baby
sitter specific instructions on what to do in case of fire.
4. In selecting clothing for your children, avoid
flimsy, fast-burning fabrics.
5. Never use lighted candles at children’s parties.
6. Never permit children to play near bonfires.
If we observe these precautions—and are less care
less with fire; if we get rid of fire hazards in the home
and in our places of business and in our schools—-we will
have defeated our worst enemy. And we will have peace
of mind. As our veteran fire chief, R. K. Hall, has so
often remarked, “Every week in the year should be ob
served as fire prevention week.”
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TUB CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. C„ THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 1954.
I Heard & Seen |
According to the mail I get, it appears that just about
every week in the year is designated as some kind of
Week. In fact, there’s so bloomin’ many of this or that
kind of week observances that sometimes they overlap.
Take for instance this week, which is designated as “Na
tional Newspaper Week,” “Fire Prevention Week,” “Na
tional Employ the Physically Handicapped Week,” as
well as “Letter Writing Week,” which is advertised in
the Post Office (maybe there are others). “National Dog
Week” was observed September 19-25, but I lost out on
“National Cat Week” unless someone slipped up and for
got about cats. Nor have I heard about “National Fish
Week,” “National Mosquito Week,” etc., etc. And in
almost every week observance the publicity kits request
a proclamation (always prepared) by the Mayor. A pro
clamation could appear in almost every issue of The
Herald, so that because there’s so many of ’em, I’ve de
cided not to print any of ’em. What might be a good
idea would be to observe a “No Proclamation Week.”
Little Glenna Quinn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Quinn, was heartbroken Thursday afternoon when she
came home from school to find that her pet collie dog had
been poisoned and crawled back into the yard to die.
With tears trickling down her cheeks and between sobs
the little girl asked her mother, “Why doesn’t somebody
like me and my pet dog?” (Mrs. Quinn then had to give
way to some tears). The mother has been teaching her
daughter that everybody loves little children and their
pets, so that little Glenna has a good reason to ask why
anybody should be so mean as to poison her pet dog.
Jimmy White was trying to get his mother to part
with the price of the football game Friday night, when
i she asked, “What did you do last Friday night when you
I didn’t have the money?” The boy promptly replied that
he sneaked in, “but they threw me out.” The mother
asked, “Well, wasn’t it embarrassing?” But the boy re
plied, “No, I just told them that I’d been thrown out of
better places than a football game.”
Eiton Forehand. Jr., has just about as difficult job as
anybody in town for about an hour each Thursday. El
ton is sergeant-at-arms of the Rotary Club and it is his
duty to collect a dime from every member who is late,
calls another Rotarian “Mister” and a few other infrac
tions of the Rotary rules. But what he needs is a per
mit to carry a gun or blackjack in order to extract a
dime from some of the boys sometimes. Last Thursday
Eiton had as his guest Father Francis M. Smith and
Elton was so rattled trying to collect a dime or two that
he introduced Father Smith as “pastor of Queen Ann’s
( atholie Church.” After a few giggles Elton realized
In mistake and corrected his statement to “St. Ann’s
Speaking about pets, a few weeks ago Thomas Chears
lost a cat and Ep Dcbnam placed a classified ad in The
Herald. A reward was offered and Ep says he never
knew so many cats were in Edenton without homes.
Eleven telephone calls were received, so that Ep man
aged to get the right cat back.
The loud-speaking apparatus at Hicks Field went on
the fritz during Friday night’s game, so that Bus Wo
zelka was unable to call all of the game. A football
game without an announcer and a band just isn’t a
good football game. Anyway, the Aces play their arch
rival, Elizabeth City, Friday night in Elizabeth City, so
that here’s hoping the -band and a large crowd of fans
attend the game. Better still, here’s hoping the Aces
have an extra ace in the hole to beat the Yellow Jackets
for a change.
Speaking of advertising, Louis Francis dropped in the
office the other day. He said it’s so easy to criticize, and
that he wanted to do some patting on the back. He said
recently he requested the Electric and Water Department
to move a pole and before he could get back to his home,
on Mexico road, workmen were on the job moving the
pole. Then, too, he said he placed an ad in The Herald
and the very next day he realized results. Well, it makes
a fellow feel good to hear kind remarks sometimes, and
it might do some people a lot of good, too, to make ’em
instead of always bellyaching.
Whew! Who’s ever seen it so bloomin’ hot during Oc
tober? The weather man must have gotten all screwed
up somehow, and if this sort of weather continues, about
the best thing to do is to provide another month for the
summer. A fellow saves a little on the fuel bill, but it’s
eaten up by electric juice in trying to keep cool.
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Sunbeams of the Edenton Bap
tist Church will meet at the
Church Sunday morning at the 11
o’clock church hour.
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, De
gree of Pocahontas, will meet
Friday night at 8 o’clock in the
Red Men hall.
Town Council will meet Tues
day night at 8 o’clock in the Mu
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.,
& A. M., will hold a stated com
munication tonight (Thursday) at
8 o’clock in the Masonic temple.
Business and Professional men
and women invited to be photo
graphed free at Hotel Joseph
Hewes Monday, October 11 from
4 to 8 P. M.
Women’s Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church
will meet Tuesday night, October
12, at 7:30 o’clock at the church.
VFW Auxiliary will meet to
night (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in
the Post home.
Chowan High School PTA will
meet in the school auditorium
Tuesday night, October 12, at 8
First PTA meeting of the new
year will be held Tuesday night.
October 12. at 8 o’clock in the li
brary at the Junior-Senior High
Varsity Club Halloween dance
in the Edenton armory Saturday
night, October 30.
Edenton Aces play Elizabeth
City Yellow Jackets in Elizabeth
City Friday night.
Town Council meets Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock in the Municipal
Nickels for Know-How election
will be held in Chowan County
Friday, October 15.
Edenton Rotary Club meets to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
VFW Post, meets in VFW home
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Tuesday night of next week.
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, 1.0.R.M.,
meets Monday night at 7:30
Fund raising drive for the
Edenton swimming pool still in
VFW Post home open every
Friday and Saturday night for
members and guests.
Edenton Lions Club meets next
Monday night at 7 o’clock.
Rocky Hock Youngster
Has Infantile Paralysis
Evie Sue Bunch, four and a half
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Bunch of Rocky Hock, was
stricken with polio last week and on!
Friday was taken to a hospital in
Portsmouth. The child was taken ill!
week before last and it was believed |
she was suffering from an attack of
malaria, but as the disease progressed
it was found she had polio and was
rushed to the Portsmouth hospital.
TOWN COUNCIL TO MEET
Edenton’s Towm Council is sched
uled to hold its October meeting in
the Municipal Building Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock.
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Voting Places Set
Know How Election
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Yeopim Community—Lester Jones’
“All farm people who use commer
cial feed and/or fertilizer are eligible
to vote,” says C. W. Overman, County
Agent. “It is very important that all
eligible persons exercise their voting
privilege and cast their ballot in this
referendum. Our voting privilege is
one of our American freedoms whidfe
we should be proud of and keep
freedom by using it.
“The values of our agricultural re
search and educational program aip
often so intangible that we can’t state
(them in dollars and cents. This is
somewhat true of the Nickels For
Know How, yet in definite dollars and
I cents value, it is paying big divi
RETURNS FROM JAPAN
S-Sgt. Estil Starnes returned home
Thursday night after spending 14
months in Japan. Sgt. Starnes and
his family expect to leave today
(Thursday) for Memphis, Tennessee,
where he will be stationed as an in>-