The Chowan Herald
' Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
Bulttnp and Hector Luptor., at 423-425 South
Rroad Street, Edenton, North Carolina.
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! THDRSDAyTmARCH 20, 1958.
j TTift for today
!* .. . Let u* draw near unto God—l Sam. 14:36.
j GOD IS NEAR His Kingdom is within us—
• and he can hear the faintest whisper of his chil
‘dren who come to him in love and faith.
I Almighty One. may we be born of the spirit,
and through faith and reDentanco draw near unto
• Any person in public office is at one time
|or another the target of criticism and more
times than not this criticism is not of a con
structive nature. So it is only natural that
members of the Edentcm School Trustees have
been and are now being criticized for certain
activities in connection with the operation of
However, when criticism is felt necessary,
it is far better to bring it out in the open
rather than for it to continue from one person
to another for, like gossip, it is of a cancer
ous nature and finally what could be con
structive criticism develops into unfair accu
sations. a great portion of which are untrue,
unfounded and unwarranted.
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Association is to
be commended upon its arrangement for a pan
el discussion in connection with its meeting
Tuesday night when members of the School
Trustees gathered to answer a barrage of
questions which apparently have been troub
ling local minds for some time. So far as
The Herald is able to gather, for the most
part, satisfactory answers were given, so that
. the meeting was very interesting and informa-
I tive, as well as harmonious.
The school trustees, like most people in
public office (there are some exceptions, of
course), are interested in discharging their
duties in the best interest of educating chil
dren They naturally meet with some vex
ing problems and, being human, they are sub
ject to make some mistakes. But if and when
mistakes are made or if school operation can
he improved, they will, or should, welcome
suggestions and after serious and thoughtful
consideration with their critics reach a de
Meetings like the one held Tuesday night
are beneficial not only for the school trustees,
or any ether group of public officials, but al
so for those who sometimes are too prone to
offer criticism when all of the facts and cir
cumstances are not fully known.
The Failures of Communism
What has communism accomplished? A
terse ,and compelling answer to that question
is provided by the distinguished historian (and
teacher Russell Kirk, in his new book. “The
American Cause”, which the Chicago firm of
Regnerv has published.
Mr. Kirk states: “Although the Commun
ists have preached brotherhood, in practice
they have murdered many millions of innocent
people. Although the Communists have prais
ed absolute equality they have established ab
solute despotism. Although the Communists
have aped Christian charity in words, they
hav£ resorted to theft and confiscation in ac
tuality. Although the Communists have
promised Utopia, they have delivered whole
nations to mortal torment. Although they
have talked unendingly of peace, they have
thriven by war.”
Communism is a philosophy of pure ma
terialism. Yet Communism in practice has
miserably failed to better the material living
standards of the people. An article in U. S.
News and World Repcrt tells this story'. It
takes a Russian factory worker 306 hours
and 35 minutes to earn enough money to buy
himself a suit—the American factory worker
, can earn the suit in 22 diours and 9 minutes.
It takes that Russian worker 19 minutes to
• earn the price of a cake of soap, as against
3 minutes for the American. It takes the
Russian 3 hours and 23 minutes to make
enough to buy a pound of butter; in our sac- |
tories the figure is 21 minutes. So it goes, I
down the roster of practically everything in
In terms of human values and betterment,
Cofnmunism has been not only a failure but
a ruthless despoiler. '
So many people are so worried about the
future that they overlook the tasks of the
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The man who is willing to live according
to his own principles should not object when
others do the same. , ,
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One of The Herald subscribers last week
sent me a rather unique check, but the Peoples
Bank & Trust Company couldn’t cash it.
However, the letter contained another check
for $2.50 for a year’s subscription, so that
I’m holding on to the one check to present St.
Peter if and when I arrive at the Pearly Gates.
If he cashes the check I’ll not have to worry
any more about cashing checks nor any of the
trials and tribulations which we humans must
intend with. Here’s about the way the
:heck looks: t
No.: Rom. 3:10, 23 Date: “Now,” II Cor. 6:2
THE BANK OF ETERNAL LIFE
PAY TO THE ORDER OF:
"Whosoever Believeth” (John 3:16) $ Rom. 6:23b
The Sum of Eternal »Life
By JESUS CHRIST, John 10:28
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and
thou shall be saved." Acts 16:31.
Here’s one of the many who enjoyed and
became more enlightened cn scrrfe school mat
ters at the PTA meeting Tuesday night. A lot
of people braved the elements to attend the
meeting where a lot of pertinent school ques
tions were presented and answered. One of
the questions asked was: “How does it hap
pen that members of the school trustees do
not have children in school,” Well two of ’em,
Bill Harry and Gus Hughes, have children in
school now. John Holmes, Mrs. Clarence
Leary, Joe Conger, Philip McMullan and
Thomas Chears all have had children attend
the Edenton schcol. So maybe Philip Mc-
Mullan was right when he replied “We’re too
old.” Anyway, the panel discussion was very
helpful and no doubt straightened out some
people who have been very critical of the
school trustees. More can be accomplished
by getting together and ironing out matters
than by criticism expressed on the street cor
e.r which, going from one to another, is some
what like a snowball adding to and twisting as
it rolls along.
Oscar Duncan recently returned from a trip
to Florida and brought back an overgrown
cigar for me. The thing is over 10 inches
long and as thick as an old-time country saus
age. I ’ll need a support to hold it in* my
mouth—if I smoke it, for I don’t know what*s
inside. It might be filled with some of those
Florida oranges and grapefruit which were
damaged in the freezing Florida weather.
Then my friend DeWitt C. Cooper, a Her
ald subscriber living in Richmond. Indiana,
sent me a package of Indiana cigars. These
are not as large as the cigar Duncan gave me
and will no doubt be smoked up before" I can
get through with the Florida monster. The
“baby*’ cigars have not been turning up late
ly—but then there's a depression, recession,
dejection, forgetsion or something like that on
now, yoiK.know. ...... j
Uied M*B«stagea a wewer roast tojfrflr
business meeting Monday night and the hot
dogs fared common. This time Gus Bunch
didn’t forget and eat supper before going to
the lodge. I quit keeping tabs on him when
he neared the dozen mark, but Thomas Perry
and Kenneth Worrell were either even with
Gus or not far behind. Anyway, the Red Men
ate hot dogs so long that the meeting was half
Here’s one who attended the open installa
tion of Eastern Star officers Monday night
(yep, I made two meetings). The gals were
all diked out in beautiful evening dresses, so
that when I reached the door to the lodge
room I near about thought I was attending
a wedding. And then to think of it, I had
to eat refreshments just after leaving the hot
dog massacre at the Red Men meeting.
The Board of Chowan County Commission
ers will not look the same after the forthcom
ing election, for one member will be conspicu
ous by his absence. Joe Webb has definitely
stated that he will not be a candidate for ra*
election and he don’t intend his
mind. He’s been on the Board kince 1920, a
period cf 38 years, which adnally is long
enough to expect any man to serve his coun
ty. He can retire with the satisfaction of a
“jfib WeH done”, but he’ll be missed on the
Some time back I was in the company of
a woman wearing a large diamond ring. Ask
ing about tire ring, a friend repKed: “Proba
bly it wasn’t exactly what her uncle had in
mind when he left her the money for a stone
commemorating his memory.”
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With Easter just around the corner, it’s
about time for some people to think about
making their annual visit to church.
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY MARCH 80, IM>.
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1 Remembering Folks Back Home
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. Forly-four Campbell College siuoems *petu '.Huu/ nT~ Zucmuu ohu \uove iwo co-e<ss are
pictured sending letters and postcards back to family and friends. At left is Kathryn Row
land from Fuquay and right is Sims Cheek of G)ldslon. Receiving the mail is Postmaster J. L.
Chestnutt, deacon in the Baptist Church, whe:e these young ladies joined the other voices to
prasent a choral concert Friday night.
239 Members Development Conference Will
In Auxiliary Be Held In Greenville March 25
Up to Tuesday of this week,
with the report in the member
ship drive still incomplete, 239
members have been enrolled in
the Chowan Hospital Auxiliary.
Eighteen have been added since
the last report, which include the
Mrs. Eva Kramer, Mrs. R. F.
Elliott, Mrs. Herbert Hollowell.
Miss Esther Hobowsky, Mrs. C. T.
Doughtie, Mrs. Penny Powell.
Mrs. Wallace Goodwin, Mrs. C. C.
Wiggins, Mrs. Dan Reaves, Mrs
Ray Bunch, Mrs. Louis George
Wilkins, Mrs. Rodney Harrell.
Sr., Miss Maidred Morris,. Ward’s
Home Demonstration Club, Mrs.
J. J. Ross, Mrs. Leon Leary, Mrs.
Lloyd Bunch and Mrs. Earl Har
Fashions Galore At
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Cuthrell’s Dept. Store—Kathryn
Wozelka, Ruth Stok!ey> ' Carol
Forehand, Yvonne Williams and
Belk-Tyler‘s Brenda Mooney,
Roland Tolley, Oscar Griffin, Im
ogene Rogerson, Lee Moore,
Elliott Company Wilbur Ray
Bunch, Steve Hopkins, Errol
Flynn and Ann Stocy.
Nu-Curl Beauty Shop Kath
ryn Wozelka, Alma Smith, Iris
Harrell, Helene Francis, Brenda
Mooney, Lee Moore, Paige Cay
ton, Ruth Vaughan and Marion
Anne’s Beauty Salon—Ann Sto
cy, Rose Schuster, Clara Bunch,
Carol Forehand, Minna Barrett.
Edenton Beauty Nook—Crystal
Haste, Nora Hicks, Doris George.
d*W<»Mßrris, EuJn ft
Mrs. Roland Vaughatr V.T**3
A delicious chicken salad plate
was prepared and served by
members of the Business and Pro
fessional Women’s Club. Flow
er arrangements were furnished
by The Bouquet Shop.
Door prizes donated by local
merchants were distributed' by
those holding the lucky numbers
following the show.
Newly organized Explorer
Scout Post 156 of Edenton held
its second business meeting on
Tuesday night with Jack Over
man, senior crew leader, presid
The meeting was mainly devot
ed to committees and planning
for the first quarter of operation.
The vocation committee, whose
job is to earn money, and which
is headed by Alex Kehayes, was
appointed to carry out a napkin
sale. The service committee,
headed by Charles Irwin, was in
structed to plan a complete clean
up of the Scout Cabin. The so
cial committee, with Joe Campen
as chairman, was told to have a
hayride for the Post. The com
mittees plan these projects and
the Post carries them olit.
Explorer manuals were distrib
uted to the members and every
one ran over the Explorer ranks.
The Herald regrets an error
made in last week’s issue when
Mrs. Philip McMullan’s name was
inadvertently omitted in the dele
gation attending the State DAR
Conference in Raleigh last week.
Mm. McMullan had part in
making plans for the delegation
Chowan County is expected to
be well represented at the reg
ional development conference to
be held on Tuesday, March 25, in
McGinnis Auditorium at East
Carolina College in Greenville.
Hosts for the conference will be
East Carolina College and the
Greenville Chamber of Com
merce. Cooperating will be the
Department of Conservation and
Development’s commerce and in
Governor Hodges will speak at
a luncheon closing the conference
which begins with registration of
those attending at 9:30 A. M.
The conference is open to all
groups and individuals interested
in furthering industrial develop
ment efforts being made at local
and State levels to provide more
industrial payrolls for Eastern
Similar conferences will be
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Nfißraßn ' * hSMWHbSS|
?jilll His leisurely 30 m.p.h. jumped to 45 as he ' /
hit the Parkway ... 50 ... 55 .. . “Speed
Limit ... He wasn’t
the . . . then
Jlfflp Death came just that suddenly, unexpectedly, 'jpa
to 40,000 men, women
«H children who died on our roads. And in 3 out jfl . « •’-'A' I .’
ftg '.oflo of these fatal traffic accidents, drivers ' & ;||
JhK- •. were speeding. MjSk * Wm*.
anyone say the few minutes saved were < *». ~ : y
such a terrible cost? ' : tk W&?i'tMjmk*:,
■Ls*. Jy&ftfyner-traffic multiplies the menace of "•'ifr
Next time you’re tempted to step «p|H J*' v
g" "on “How fast can you go
in a coffinV*
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Here’s Aon; you can AeZp stop frasc tragedies:
O •***• »Wy ««* o«irteatal*g|«»*»* > Observe speed Kfflita F " ~
and warning tlgm. »’. '* •' ''• "' t # 'V \ _ , ' . . «_., . •*
wh«f« traffic i«w« «f« obeyed, deuHu g» oowNi Support your local Safety (Jouncil i
© lo».st on strict enforcement of oN traffic tawv •
Tfaffk regulation* work for you, not against you.
Where traffic laws ace tWcfly emforced, deaths go DOWN! *Pgl
held March 27 at Greensboro for
counties in the Piedmont area of
the State and on April 4 at Ashe
ville for counties in the mountain
Subjects selected for discussion
at the Greenville conference are:
1. “Opportunities for Food Pro
cessing and Packaging and Local
ly Sponsored Industry.”
2. “Prospect Development and
Selling the Community or Area.”
3. “Development of Community
Resource Data, Available sources
of Industrial Development Infor
mation and Its Use.”
4. “Financing of Industrial De
Panel discussions will be mod
erated by members of the State
Board of Conservation and Devel
opment's commerce and industry
Members of the committee,
' panelists, and key staffers of the
j Play March 28
The Junior Class of Qhowan
I High School will present its an
nual play Friday night, March 28,
at 8 o’clock in the school audi
“Off The Track," a three-act
! comedy by Felicia Metcalfe, will
be presented with the special per
mission of the Art Craft Play
“Off The Track” is a play with
a different twist. It takes place
j in the waiting room of 'a small |
j wayside railroad station on a dark
| and stormy night. What a
I strange and conglomerate mix
ture of people is thrown together
when a fast train is derailed and
the passengers come insjde to
wait sor t a relief train. A full
evening of entertainment i§ on
j hand for all who attend.
| Members of the cast are: Jer
| ry White, ' Sammy Morris, Ann
Spivey, Jeanette Perry, Emily
Leary, Estelle Taylor, Kay F.
White, Joe Hollowell, Gerald Har
rell, Frank Evans, Jackie Asbell,
Lynda Copeland and Barbara
The public is cordially invited
to attend A small admission will
At Methodist Church
A family fellowship supper will
be held at the Methodist Chui'ch
Friday night, March 21, at 6:30
o’clock. All members and friends
are urged to attend this affair, for
which those attending bring a
covered dish supper.
A feature of the meeting will
be a motion picture, “Split Level
Family,” presented jointly by the'
Methodist Men’s Club and Com
mission on Stewardship and Fi
Following this program busi
ness meetings will be held by the
Women’s Society of Christian Ser
vice and Methodist Men’s Club.
commerce and industry division ■
of the Department of Conserva
tion and Development will be
available after the conference
close to consult with various com
munity groups with regard to
their industrial planning.
MunicqjAl- arid coirnty oSflicials
in ’this area have been invited
to attend a meeting to be held in
the Court House this (Thursday)
morning a,t 10 o’clock. 'The hear
ing will be, conducted by the U; S.
Army Cprps of Engineers. , It
will haVe.y to do with hurricane
damage and Col. H. E. Brown, di
rector qf the N. C. Hurricane Re
habilitation, js expected to at
j About 30 to 40 persons arp ex-,
pecteji to attend and a . “dutch”
lunch will be served at Hotel Jo
seph Hcwes at noon.
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Very Busv Session Os
Court In Prospect
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Harry Wfcitaker, larceny and
felonious breaking and entering.
Frank i Raseoe, Isaac Collins,
Oscar Wilder 4nd Jasper Cobb,
all charged with larceny and
breaking arid entering at night
with intent, to commit larceny.
Joe Spruill, Wallace Privott and
Eli Jofinsoh, receiving stolen
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James Forest Wilson, larceriy.
the civil calendar are
five divorce actions, Charles Wil
liam Glenn 1 vs.* Margaret Pritch
ard Glenn, Alfred Lee Holly Vs.
Hattie Leary Holley, William H.
Mayo VS; Lillie R. Mayo, Lena
Holmes Ijiass vs. Lindsey Bass
and Eleanor Barnes Wilder vs.
Other .civil actions docketed
Mary Small et al vs. Eleazer
CollihS AAiforeerriferft of recip
rocal act,. :
George- E.- Privott, •et al vs.
Richmond Cedar Works, J. J.
Alexander grid J. D. Swindell.
R. D., Hutchinson vs. Oakes Mo
tor Company, Noah W. Hollbrook
and A. W. Wood.
Mrs. Edith Bufflap, admini
stratrix pf the estate of Eula V.
Garrett, , vs. Clarence Gibson
Norma Sarah Griffin, et al vs.
Fred L. Heath.
The Texas Company vs. Mattie
Knight Perry. •-
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