• i Portable Lamps
For The Home
By SYLVtA C. MATTHEWS
Virginia Electric & Power Ci.
tt Home Economist
Not too long ago, beauty alone
was .-.the keynote of lamp design
and selection. Certainly there is
beauty and romance associated
with portable lamps, for they do
contribute character and interest
to •an interior and afford senti
mental appeal in the warm glow
achieved from them.
In today’s modem living how
ever, homejnakers are learning to
look, hot for beauty alone in the
lamps they purchase, but for the
amount of correct, usable light
they will receive from them.
. Excellent lamps are available,
at reasonable prices, for what
ever decorative plan you may
prefer; whether it be Early
American, formal eighteenth cen
tury or contemporary modern.
Let’s remember, however, that
lamps should not be chosen for
their decorative contribution
A well designed lamp
slights neither its functional nor
decorative role. It will provide
the amount of light needed for a
seeing task and at the same time
be-decoratively correct in its set
ting. Since lamps are a necessity
as well as an accessory. We can
not do without them if we wish
to fulfill both our decorating plan
and the lighting needs of a room.
Most living rooms for example
will need at least five good lamps
in addition to some general or
over-all lighting in the room, us
*ually obtained from some type of
of ceiling or wall fixture. This
is easily understood when we stop
to realize that one portable lamp
can properly light an area of only
40-50 square feet, and can include
only one serious seeing task, such
as reading or study.
Any lamp, in order to provide
thh right light for good “see-abili
ty” must provide the amount of
light you need, must produce
comfortable, glare-free light, and
must direct the light where you
With these facts in blind, let’s
consider the points we should look
for before we purchase a lamp.
First, the height of the lamp
must be considered. If the lamp
is ,too low, the spread of light will
be limited. If it is too high, the
bright under shade area and
sometimes the bulb, becomes visi
ble'and annoying to the reader. ''
The proper height will, of
course, be determined by the
height of the table and the seat
ed eye level of the person using
the lamp. For the average end
table and seated eye height, a
lamp with the lower edge of the
shade approximately 15 to 18
inches above the table top is sat
The shade of the lamp must
serve a functional as well as dec
orative purpose. It should be of
a large enough diameter to allow
a wide spread of downward light;
a minimum of 14 inches is rec
ommended for a table lamp. It
should be deep enough to conceal
the bulb from standing view, and
open at the top to give some up
ward light, thus creating a cheer
ful atmosphere and softening
The outer finish of the shade
may be any color you desire, but
the lining must be white. Re
member, color absorbs and disr
And last but far from least, al
ways look at what’s under the
shade. A good lamp, which pro
vides light that is free from glare
and harsh shadows, must, be
equipped with a glass or plastic
diffusing bowl, or be equipped
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with a wide harp to permit the
use of the white, indirect bulb.
Thin molded blown glass is pre
ferable to heavy glass diffusing
bowls, which absorb too much of
the light, or plastic bowls, which
darken in use.
, Be sure too, to provide bulbs of
sufficient wattage to give the
amount of light you need. For
study or prolonged reading, 150
watts of light are recommended.
Three-way bulbs are an excellent
choice, because they allow you to
select the level of light you need.
Once you have selected the right
lamp for your home, speciaUat
tention should be given to placing
it correctly for the best distribu
tion of light. There is a booklet
available, entitled “See Your
Home in a New Light,” which
tells you just where lamps should
be placed for each seeing task,
as well as giving other valuable
information for lighting every
room in the home. These book
lets are available, free of charge,
from the Home Service Depart
ment of the Virginia Electric and
Power Company. The home econ
onmist there will be glad to as
sist you with your lighting prob
lems, and help you to see better
and live better, with the right
light in the right place.
The good you do and embody
gives you the only power obtain
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THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. AUGUST 22. 1387.
To See Governor
Following a recent meeting held <
in Hertford with representatives)
from Edenton, Hertford and Eliz-1
abeth City discussing the possi
bility of securing new industry
for the Albemarle area, a group is
scheduled to go to Raleigh Tues
day. August 27, to confer with
Governor Luther Hodges and W.
P. Saunders, director of the De
partment of Conservation and
The committee will stress the
need for considering the eastern
part of the Slate for new indus
Doing good is the only cer
tainly happy action of a man’s
life. —Sir Philip Sidney
80 Acre Farm in Chowan County
Dr. H. E. Nixon
Elizabeth City, N. C.
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mally opened their remodeler, re-'
furnished and redecorated Taylor
Despite a heavy rain and elec-!
trical storm, a large number of
people attended the funeral of Z.
W. Evans, one of the county’s
most beloved citisens.
Property owners in Edenton
were warned that it will be neces
sary to be more careful regard
ing drainage about their property;
due to breeding of mosquitoes. I
Joseph Bunch was elected as a
permanent policeman by Town
Council and the Councilmen dis-!
cussed the elimination of officers’,
E. W. Spires was re-elected as,
a director of the Ocean Hiway,
Tourist travel in Edenton
mounted due to "The Lost Col-|
ony" showing at Fort Raleigh and
this travel was boosted due to the
appearance of President Franklin
D! Roosevelt's visit to Fort Ra-!
Announcement was made that
Edenton might retain the district
office for the N, C. Employment
Charles H. Jenkins celebrated
his 25th year in business as an
Edenlon's High School Band
received high praise for its par
ticipation in a boat regatta held
at Tuscarora Beach.
Miss Sarah Burton resigned as
society editor for The Herald fol
lowing her marriage to Marvin
BETHEL CHURCH REVIVAL
Revival services are under way
at the Bethel Baptist Church and
will close Sunday morning, Au
gust 25. The visiting evangelist
is the Rev. Kenneth Donald Berg
of Hopewell, Va.
The family of Wayland Evans
wishes to express its thanks and
appreciation for the many deeds
of kindness and donations during
the illness and death of our hus
band and father. Also thanks are
extended for the many beautiful
—Mrs. Wayland Evans
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TEXT; ; “An angry man opens
his mouth and shuts his eyes. 1 ’
I The meeting of the Town Coun
cil had been stormy. Tempers
were rising rapidly.
“You, sir,” shouted one member
at another, “are about the most
1 pig-headed fool I have ever met!”
Angrily, the'Mayor banged his
1 gavel on the table and shouted,
! “Order! Order! You seem to
forget that I am in the room!”
I Day after day through the na
tion’s courtrooms! driven by the
lash of anger, stumbles an end
less process of men and women, j
l Week after week our newspapers)
relate the awful consequences of
4-H Health Queen
Is Council Speaker
Miss Jean Evans, 4-H club
member from Perquimans Coun
ty, was the speaker at the Aug
ut 4-H County Council meeting
held Wednesday, August 14. Miss
Evans, who was 1956 State 4-H
Health Queen, gave a demonstra
tion called “Keeping Your 4-H
Long-time Record Book.” This
subject is very important to 4-H
members now, since sever |l mem
bers in Chowan County are com
piling their records for district
E. C. Toppin presided at the
meeting and Judy Evans gave the
devotional. Kay Frances White,
county council secretary, assisted
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lack. • We have a short-coming.
Someone says or does something
and our short-coming revealed.
We flame into hot anger. If we
were strong and'confident; if we
were the truly superior beings we
want others to think we are, we)
would‘not become angry.
Anger, in addition to proving
our weakness, makes us perform
ridiculous or harmful acts. We
close our eyes and open our'
mouths. This is bad enough when
we sleep because it makes us
snore. But when we are awake,
sUch an action is certain to make
us appear foolish. Anger may be
an excuse. It is seldom a rea
the agents with group recreation
after the program. Fifteen 4-H
club members and four adult
leaders were present at the meet
A word in earnest is better
than a speech.
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Revival Begins *At ,
Chappell Hill Church
The Rev. J. Paul Holoman,
pastor of the Chappell Hill Bap
tist Church, announces that a re
vival meeting will begin in his
church Sunday morning, August!
25, at the 11 o’clock service. Mr;
Holoman will bring the opening
message and the visiting minis
ter wiU be the Rev. Lamar Sen
tell, pastor of the Ballard's Bridge
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