North Carolina Newspapers

By JAMES H. GRIFFIN, Soil Comarvaiionlst j
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SOIL conservation .. .r.lugsohaoM
Chowan County farmers have
again accepted tile drainage as
one of their major projects this
spring. About 3,500 feet of 6-
inch drainage tile has been or
dered by about 20 farmers in
Chowan County. Carroll Byrum
installed 3,700 feet of 6-inch
drainage tile in January. Mr.
Byrum reports that this tile is
doing his job very well.
Claude Small, Jr., tried 1.000
feet of 6-inch drainage tile in
early January. He reports that
his tile is doing a very good job
and he wants to start early this
fajl in installing some more tile
on the farm he lives on. He
says that after a rain that the
water disappears in the low bot
tom where he installed the tile
almost immediately. Before in
stalling the drain tile water
stood in the field after every
rain and caused a hardship on
him in cultivating this fertile
bottom land. This bottom was
in the middle of his cultivated
field and when one end of the
field was dry enough to plow,
the other end was too wet.
Drainage tile seems to have
solved his problem. Mr. Small
put 3 tons of crushed rock over
Ihie tile in the lowest spot of the
bottom. This crushed rock fa
cilitates the drainage of this
field. Other farmers have re
ported similar good results with
drainage tile.
Gilliam Wood is installing 7,700
feet of 6-inch drain tile on the 1
Hayes farm. A dragline is con
structing the open outlet drain
age ditches now to provide out
lets for the tile drainage sys
tem. Mr. Wood says that he has
never seen the Hayes farm so
wet as it is now in these bot
toms on the farm. These bot
toms are causing him consider
able concern in cultivating his
land. Part of the field is dry
enough to plow and plant and
the other part is too wet. He
has found that these bottoms do
not generally produce good
stands when we have a wet
spring as we are having now.
Also, Mr. Wood feels that the
money he spends on drainage is
well spent toward producing a
good crop. Other farmers have
made a similar statement con
cerning drainage. The tile drain
age machine started installing
the tile Tuesday of this week.
Dr. H. E. Nixon of Elizabeth
City has started a drainage im
provement program on his farm
in Chowan County. His farm is
located near Carroll Byrum’s
farm. The existing outlet ditches
on his farm are completely filled
up with silt from a slight sheet
erosion problem he has on the
farm. A complete open ditch
drainage system is planned fo
the farm and construction was
started Tuesday of this week.
Dr. Nixon has just become a dis
trict cooperator with the Albe
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Gerity $ 39 95 value *
with each Bryant
water heater FSi |
• Glass Fuse Weld
• 10 Year Warrantee
• Completely Sealed in Glass Lined Tank
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[ marie Soil Conservation District
; A soil survey will be made of
; his farm and a soil and water
> conservation plan prepared in co
■ operation with the district. The
■ pian will include the new drain
i age system, crop rotations to
1 prevent sheet erosion, woodland
> conservation, sod water
• way and other conservations that
1 are needed to improve the farm
and increase income.
1 T. O. Asbell of Center Hill is
■ i leasing Dr. Nixon’s farm now and
1 suggested a soil and water con
> servation plan to Dr. Nixon.
’ Farmers who need drainage
work should request it early in
order to get the best plan drain
‘ age system possible. Soil Con
’ servation Service technicians are
prepared and ready to render
service to district cooperators
(and others in the Albemarle Soil
Conservation District.
» Solves Problem
For Water Pond
Marvin Jackson of Eden ton
has found that it is not neces
sary to have a muddy stock-wa
tering pond. He dug a livestock
■ watering pond in 1955 as part of
his soil and water conservation
; plan with the Albemarle Soil
Conservation District.
After the pond was dug the
clay particles did not settle as
expected and his cattle did not
like the muddy water. Some
thing had to be done and Mr.
Jackson is a man who will seek
out information. In the mean
time a gasoline motor and pump
was set up temporarily beside
' the pond. This method served
until a solution to the problem
was found.
Mr. Jackson put 400 pounds of
; land plaster or agricultural gyp
sum in his 0.1 acre watering
' pond. He says that the pond
cleared up almost over night
1 and now the bottom can be seen
I even in the deepest part of the
: pond (10 feet). The cattle seem
to enjoy the water both for
' drinking and wading and the
; pond is one of the best sources
i for livestock water.
Gypsum causes the clay par
■ tides suspended in she water to
•'come together and settle to the
!! bottom, leaving the water clear.
i Here is now to figure how
I I much gypsum is needed: Calcu
': late the acre-feet by multiplying
1 the surface area of the pond in
; acres by one-third of the maxi
: mum depth of the pond measured
; in feet. Apply agricultural gyp
-1 sum at the rate of about 400
; pounds per acre-foot of water in
1 the pond. As a _ rough rule of
1 thumb, 700 pounds of gypsum
should be enough to treat the
; average one-half acre pond- For
small ponds, gypsum can be
broadcast by shovel over the
surface area; on larger ponds it
. should be spread from a boat eri
[ raft.
This gypsum is not harmful to
| fish or other marine wildlife and j
Negro Home Demonstration News ]
By MRS. ONNIE S. CHARLTON, Negro Home Demonstration Agent
A-- - - - - /-
The sixteenth annual State
Council meeting of Negro Home'
Demonstration Clubs will be held
in Raleigh at the Memorial Au
ditorium Wednesday, March 26,
at 10:30 A. M. The theme is “To
day’s Home Builds Tomorrow’s
World.” The principal speaker
will be Mrs. Harry B. Caldwell of
the North Carolina State Grange.
In the afternoon movie slides will
be shown, giving some of the
homemaking achievements made
by the different counties in 1957.
We would like to have a large
delegation attending from Cho
wan County.
Saturday, eighteen Junior 4-H
Club girls, carrying Clothing as
a project, met at the office for a
training school. Each girl was
given her unit requirements for
project credit. We then gave the I
beginners a demonstration on |
how to make a sturdy sewing box
and equipment needed in their 1
sewing box. These girls will |
meet again March 29, bringing
their equipped sewing box and |
first article for sewing in their
unit. Four-H Leaders will help I
Washington—“lf my critics are
saying we are doing too much for
farmers, I must take issue.”
Believe it or not, but the per
son who made that statement was
Secretary of Agriculture Benson.
I don’t think anybody will dis
agree with what the befuddled
Benson said in this particular in
stance, but it has taken him a
long time to see the light.
The statement was made in an 1
attempt to refute charges that
Benson has unnecessarily run up
the cost of operating the U. S.
Department of Agriculture.
Os course the Secretary got in
dignant when such a thing was
suggested. I suppose he figured
he’d rise up on his hind legs and
let the world know that more
ought to be done for farmers.
On the other hand, considering
what he has done—and deliber
ately—to destroy the farm pro
gram, it is hard to believe he
■ March 16-22, 1958
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records'for performance
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i because of the small amount
| used will not affect the water
for irrigational purposes or live-
I stock drinking water.
1 supervise the girls in their re
* spective neighborhoods. Those
present were: Lillie Blount, Jean
Hall, Sarah Carter, Doris Perry,
Ruby Simons, Ernestine Williams,
Delois Guy, Rosa Gregory, Della
Brown, Yvonne Reddick, Lois
Carter, Brenda Johnson, Donnelle
Blount, Carrie Harrell, Carolyn
Moore, Esther Nixon, Roberta
Jernigan and Rosa Nixon.
Two very interesting and help
ful Health films were shown at
the meeting of the County Home
Demonstration Council Saturday.
They were “Life Insurance”
which brought out the importance
of getting a complete physical ex
amination each year and “Cancer
Facts For Women.” Club officers
will make reports in their respec
tive home demonstration club
I meetings on films.
The following Council officers
I were elected to serve 1958 and
1 1959: President, Mrs. Mable Jor
) dan; vice president, Mrs. Martha
Ruth Carter; secretary, Mrs. Pat-,
| tie Fayton; assistant secretary,
Mrs. Mattie Bonner, and treas-
I urer, Mrs. Rosa Overton.
would make such a statement.
In fact, the whole purpose of
the Benson farm plan is to give
less and less assistance to farm
In order to help stop the Ben
son plan for lower and lower
farm prices, the Senate Agricul
ture Committee last 'week voted
overwhelmingly to turn down, in
( effect, the new |3enson-Eisenhow
er farm price program. Benson
and the President have asked
Congress to give the Secretary of
Agriculture authority to make ad
ditional sharp reductions in the
price support level.
It is obvious that there is very
little support for such proposals
in Congress. When the. Senate
committee voted last week, only
three committee members —of a
total of 15 members—voted
against a resolution that would
freeze all price supports at the
1957 level for this crop year.
Until this year, the Senate Ag
riculture Committee has been al
most evenly divided on the Ben
son farm price program. The
fact that only three members of
the committee are still willing to
go along with the Administration
on its farm price support pro
posals is evidence enough that
Benson and his policies are stead
ily losing favor.
There is no way of knowing
how long the Secretary and the
President will refuse to face facts
about their policies, but Congress
doesn’t seem to be in any mood
to listen to their proposals any
Instead, Congress is going about
its own business of writing a nejv
farm price support program.
Whether or not it will be the an
swer, there, is no way of knowing.
But one thing is sure: it will be
an improvement over 'what we
have now.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Johnson of
Halifax, N. C., announce the
birth of their second child and
first son, Edward Franklin, born
March 4, in the Roanoke Rapids
Hospital. Mrs. Johnson is the
former Miss Virginia Downing of
Route 2, Edenton.
Legal Notice
North Carolina,
Chowan County.
The undersigned, having quali
fied as Administratrix of the Es
tate of T. W.' Jones, deceased, late
of Chowan County, North Caro
lina, this is to notify all persons
having claims against said Estate
to present them to the undersign
ed on or before March 14, 1959,
or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said Estate will
please make immediate payment
to the undersigned.
This 13th day of March. 1958.
Edenton, N. C.
i By virtue of the authority con
' ferred upon the undersigned by
| order made by the Clerk of the
Superior Court of Chowan Coup
-1 ty, North Carolina, in the special
j proceeding entitled, “Gilbert R.
| Hare and wife, Lorene B. Hare,
Edward J. Hare and wife. Myrtle
W. Hare, Petitioners, vs. Lillie H.
Dixon and husband, Charlie T.
Dixon, Cornelia H. Perry and
husband, Claude Perry, Defend
ants,” the undersigned Commis
sioner will offer for sale at pub
lic biddings, for cash, to the high
est bidder at the Court House
door in Chowan County, North
Carolina, at 11:30 A. M., on Wed
nesday, April 16, 1958. the real
estate in Third Township, Cho
wan County, North Carolina, to
Beginning at a point, a chopped
gum at the Northwest corner of
Cornelia Hare Perry’s lands;
thence North 16 deg. East 818
feet along K. R. Hare's line to a
chopped white oak. Twine com
er; thence South 66 deg. 15 min.
East 1307 feet along J. Parker
line to a chopped hickory; thence
South 71 deg. 45 min. East 1262
feet along J. Forehand line to an
iron stob in center of swamp;
thence South 17 deg. West along
run of said swamp 1380 feet, more
or less, to a stake, Southeast cor
ner of Cornelia Hare Perry lands;
thence North 54 deg. 20 min. West
2669.5 feet along Cornelia Hare
Perry’s line to the point of be
ginning, containing 60.3 acres, ac
cording to Survey Plat of W. Les
lie Morgan, Surveyor, dated Jan
uary 25, 1957, and being the same
lands devised by ’Will of D. R.
Hare, deceased, to his heirs at
law, said Will having been duly
probated and recorded in the of
fice of Clerk of Superior Court
for said County and State.
A deposit of ten per cent
(10%) in of the
price yrill be required of the sue
XT TT3 • w;. ■ r ■ • • t
J ceasful bidder or bidders at the
safe. .All bids will remain open
for ten days from date of sale for
raised bids as required by law.
Purchaser or purchasers of the
land will have Immediate pos
session upon delivery of deed.
Dated and posted this 15th day
of March, 1958. ’
Haying qualified as Adminis
tratrix of the estate df Julius
Hilton Roberts, deceased, late of
Chowan County,; North Carolina,
this is to mptify all persons hav
ing claims against the estate of
said deceased to exhibit them to
the undersigned at .Edenton,
North Carolina, on or before the
20th day of March, 1959, or this
notice will be blended in bar of
their recovery. -All- persons in
debted to said estate will please
make immediate payment.
This March 20th, 1968.
Route 1, Boar 378 “
Edenton, N.-C. >
Administratrix of Julius Hilton
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North Carolina,
Chowan Countv.
Under and by virtue of the
power of sale contained in a cer
i tain Deed of Trust executed by E.
L. Simpson , and wife, Cenison
Simpson, to Herbert Leary, Trus
tee, dated April 10, 1952, and re
corded in DT Book No. 63, Page
400, in the Office of the Register
of Deeds of Chowan County,
sr* 050
iJ 4/5 Ql. pint
Product of U. S. A. BooLo tComponlyO, J
Sch.nley. Pa. and Frcino, Callt. • Made
. ’■ from Groin • 100 proof. e
This General Electric Freezer is BBffi
ill Sml
Model £'
1. All your food is in easy reach!
This G-E Freezer Stores 357 pounds .where you, can reach them.
2. fits in one spare yard of floor space! Iw . - :%f >,
Qn|y No trudging to the basement orgaragefQM*< . ri .
Y ; 3. Close-up freezinf #etk«! ~ . rr
Top and all shelves are freeing surfaces tpfjpeedier, more.
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North Carolina;
And whereas under and by vir
tue of the authority vested in the
undersigned as substituted 'Hwi
tee by an instrument in writing
dated February 17, 1955, and re
corded in Book No. 11, Page 239,
in the Office of the Register of
Deeds in Chowan County, North
Carolina, default having been
made ip the payment of the in
debtedness secured by said Deed
of Trust, and said instrument be
. ing by the terms thereof subject
to foreclosure, and the holder of
the indebtedness thereby having
deihanded a foreclosure thereof
for the purpose of satisfying said,
indebtedness, the undersigned,
substituted Trustee, will offer for
sale at public auction tq the high
est bidder for cash at the Court
House Door in Edenton, North
Carolina, at 11:30 A. M.. Satur
day on the 12th day of April,
1958, a one-third undivided in-
the ultimate in
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PHONES: Edenton 2688—Elizabeth City 7813 |
terestvirf to the; Hereinafter
described lands situate in Fourth
Townwiia^Chowan County, North
Carolina, to-witr ’ /
\ Ail thtf&ght, title and interest
and estate of the said E. L.
Simpson ip and to that certain
tract of land known as the Sallie
Long fartn, adjoining the lands of
Joseph Ai Webb, and bounded by
Middleton Greek and the Yeopim
river and being the place where
the late Jiyj. R, Simpson lived
and died "and being the same
land conveyed to John R. Simp
son by Moses Hobbs and wife,
Oct. 1, 4?96, and registered in
book E, p. 22 Chowan County
Registry, l cdhtaining 112 acrek,
more or less:
Dated land posted this 10th day
of March. 1958.
■ Substitute Trustee.
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