I Upward Trend
| Yams have always been a fav
orite Southern food. And there
shouldn’t be any shortage in the
H. M. Covington, horticulture
specialist for the N. C. Agricul
tural Extension Service, says
North Carolina farmers are show
ing more interest than ever in
growing sweet potatoes commer
cially this year.
But don’t let your enthusiasm
get the better of you. Coving
ton says growers must be able
to thipk in terms of being able
to sell their field-graded producF
at harvest time for $1.75 per
bushel—and still make a normal
Covington admits that there’s
only one waji to do this. That’s
by producing high yields of a
good product and thus cut unit
He says that growers should
*”aim for 300 bushels per .acre.
Such yields require good manage
inent and the use of all recom
mended practices such as good
seed and plants, fumigation of
beds and soil, wireworm control,
highly-prbductive soil, proper
fertilization, close spacing, care
ful harvesting and field grading.
An example of how uiiit cost
can be reduced by good yields:
If a grower produces 100 bushels
per acre, it costs $1.92 per bush
el to grow it, buy a new basket
and haul it 15 miles to market:
if he produces 180 bushels per
acre, it’ll cost him only $1.30 per
Extension Circular No. 353 en
titled “Grow Quality Sweet Po
tatoes,” available at copnty
agents’ offices, contains informa
tion on practices you need to fol
low to obtain high yields - and
In Elizabeth City
Sponsored by the Elizabeth
* City Junior and Senior Woman’s
Club, a duplicate bridge project is
being held every Monday after
noon at 1:30 and Monday night
at 8 o’clock in the club house on
East Church Street,
w Local bridge players, both men
and women, are invited tp play.
Last week two Edenton players,
Mrs. Joe Thorud and Mrs. Edward
Bond, were among thd top win
Ten Leaders In
With only four more rounds re
maining to be played in the Cho
wan Hospital Auxiliary bridge
marathon, at the end of the 15th
round Mrs. L. A. Patterson and
Mrs. W. B. Rosevear
hold the lead. ,
The ten top teams and their
1— Mrs. L. A. Patterson and
Mrs. W. B: Rosevear, 60,410.
2 Dr. Richard Hardin and Joe
Thorud, 56,390. 1
3 Cecil Fry and W. T. Harry,
4 Jldrs. Katherine Goodwin and
Earl Goodwin, 48,700..
5 Mrs. Wesley Ohesson, Jr.,
I and Mrs. Tom Shepard, 48*160.
> 6--Mrs. R. F. Elliott and Mrs.
J. H. Conger, Sr., 44,920.
7—Mrs. R. E. Forehand, Jr., and
Kathryn Brown, 44,730.
i B—Mrs. Earl Goodwin and Mrs.
' J.‘ W. Davis, 42,480.
9 Mrs. H. A. Campen and Mrs.
A. M. Forehand, 42,070.
10— Medlin Belch and Al Phil
Planned For April 9th
Plans to sponsor a “Womanless
Wedding” were announced this
week by the Chowan Home Dem
onstration County Council. This
comedy is to be presented on
Wednesday night, April 9, at 8
o’clock jp ’ the Chowan High
The cast, Jus been selected and
features well-known persons from
siderable ihter&t has been shown
by club n*emb£rs and by those
participating in die program. It
premises’to be to evening of good
Everyone te urged ks make
plans now to attend this “Woman-
P Principals At A& P Grand Opening ' }
SIKBslllI&IihL- -ir :
Last week when the dew A & P Suoer Market opened in
Edenton Mrs. John A. Mitchener, left, cut the ribbon which
officially opened the store. Beside her is Joseph H. Stroud,
store manager. Next is Mayor-Ernest Kehaye -, who we corned
the new store, and al right is C. P. Short, district manager,
under whose supervision the store will be operated.
Farmland Prices Continue To
Advance Despite Lower Income
The price of farmland is con
tinuing its general upward trend
and demand for farmland remains
strong, despits the drops in farm
Charles R. Pugh, farm manage
ment specialist for the N. C. Ag
ricultural Extension Service,*
points out that in the 12-month
period ending November 1, 1957,
the value of farm land in North j
Carolina was up 5 per cent. The
national average for this period
was even higher— B per cent J
Pugh says the market prices of
farm real estate are expected to
advance further in 1958, although
the increase may be a little less
than in 1957. More selective
screening of loan applications for
farm mortgages may act as a i
brake. But other factors respon-1
U. S. Savings Bond Sales In
Chowan #11,657 In January
A. B. Hapless, volunteer Sav
ings Bonds Chairman for Cho
wan Cotfnty, reports that in Jan
uary savings bonds sales in the
county amounted to $11,657.55
which represents JQ.f} .per cent.gf
the county’s goal of $107,800 for
In North Carolina, January
sales of Series E and H savings
bonds were the best for any one
month for the past 12 months.
The combined E and H sales of
$4,744,111 represents 9.7 per cent
of the apnual goal of $49 million
and ie also a record performance
of achievement against quota re
corded for any January in the
past 5 years.
The Series H Bonds sales were
up 88 per cent over January, 1957,
figures. The tremendous in
crease in the sale of this bond,
Meet In Edenton
The Eastern Carolina Fire
men’s Association will meet in
Edenton Tuesday, April 8, with
the Edenton firemen as hosts.
Firemen from about 30 eastern
towns are expected to attend
with a meeting to be
held in the American Legion
building at 7 o’clock.
Staff Sergeant Robert C. Long
of Marine Air Base Squadron 14
recently enlisted for the third
time in six years .at the Edenton
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. He
was sworn in by his command
ing officer, Lieut. Col. C. M.
Long has a total of seven
years and 10 months service in
i the Marine Corps and is present
's- serving as a cook in the mess
hall at Edenton.
A Good Bet
“My daughter is goin’ to play
Beethoven tonight.” 1
“I ’ope she wins.”
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THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. MARCH 20, 1958.
( sible for the rise in values since
>954 are still present and likely
to continue. Among these are
demand for land for nonfarm
uses, government programs for
agriculture and the cost reduc
• tions that can be realized by op- .
erating larger farms.
Improved highways and the
| strong desire of city people for j
country living is likely to con- j
tinue to disperse population and I
| industry into previously rural
areas, Pugli maintains. And there
appears to be little prospect that
the pressure to enlarge, existing |
farms will slacken in the next I
few years, since thousands of '
commercial farms are still too
I small for the most efficient use
I of modern production techniques.
• which is an investor’s bond, is
evidence of the public’s interest
and faith in Savings Bonds as a
' safe and sound investment.
> While Series E Bonds sales
f were off approximately BVi per
' cent from January, 1957, figures,
they continued to show an in
’ crease over previous month’s per
i formances as indicated by the 10
‘ per cent increase over December,
Nation-wide sales of Series E
: and H Bonds were the best for
i any month for the past 24 months.
' While sales were increasing in
January, redemptions were de
creasing by 5 per cent.
Total holdings of E and H Sav
■ ines Bonds by approximately 40
million Americans reached an
! other new peak of $41,686 billion
by the end of January.
The Fidelis Wives’ Club will
[ sponsor its monthly bake sale on
Friday, March 21. The sale will
be held in tfie Albemarle Room
| of the Post Exchange. Mrs. C. H.
Estes, bake Sale chairman, urges
all girls to bake. The sale will
’ get under way early Friday
The Lesser Sin
Mother—Which apple do you
Junior—The biggest one.
; Mother Why, Junior, you
| should be polite and say the
[ little one.
i Junior Well, Mother, should
!l lie to be polite?
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CARD Ct THANKS
I am taking this means to ex- i
i press 'my sincere thanks and ap
i preciation for the many cards, j
flowers and other deeds of j
: kindness while hospitalized and
since returning home. I am es
pecially grateful for the atten- I
lion and consideration given me
by the nurses and doctors at the
MRS. MAMIE PARKER.
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