Today—Spring fever: There’s a
subtle change in the air. Could
it be that spring is in the offing,
when £ young
cy turns lightly
to love and poe
try? But I shall
—for I am not a
young man • .
I’ll write a little
poem. For years
I have written a
spring poem, af
ter, in a poetic
sense, hibernating all winter. Af
ter all, as some have said, He be
no poet who writes not of spring
. . . On second thought, since the
coming of spring brings out a
rash of spring verse, I think I’ll
N Farm Pond Fertilization
By JAMES H. GRIFFIN, Soil Conservationist 1
Now is the time to start fer- 1
tilizing your farm ponds for best ]
fish growth. Chowan County has
about 85 ponds (irrigational and 1
livestock) of which about 45,
ponds have been stocked for fish;
production. These fish were.
furnished by the U. S. Fish and'
Wildlife Service through the I
local Albemarle Soil Conserva
tion District. Some of these
farm ponds have been fertilized
and some have not. The ones
which have been' fertilized are
producing good fishing while
those that have not are produc
ing almost no fish large enough
for the frying pan.
L. E. Francis of Edenton has
been fertilizing his pond and it
has produced some good fishing
in the past. Last year,
was not as good as in the past.
At the request of Mr. Frances,
Fielding Tanner, biologist with
the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Ser
vice seined his pond and found
the fish population out of the
Mr. Fielding suggested a fer
tilizers schedule which includes
120 pounds of 6-8-(f plus 5 pounds
of nitrogen per acre every two
weeks during the summer, start
ing in April.
“To grow bluegills big, raise
your pond’s fertility quickly, as
soon as winter cold begins ts
wane,” say soil and water con
servationists. This is a most sig
nificant fact fish culturists have
learned by experience in recent
years. Farmers have found that
to get and keep good fishing a
regular application of fertilizer
is needed during the summer.
Pond fertilization was first be
gun in America about 1938. Re
sults show that fertilization
should begin about the first of
April. Many pond owners have
been disappointed by waiting
until May or June to start fer
' Bluegills begin to spawn in
May or June. Within two or
th’ree weeks after the eggs
Th. Chmt-on Scienc*
THE CHOWAN HERALD
L- By Wilborne Harrell
forsake my muse this time and
content myself on repeating a
couple of lines I wrote when I
was younger and more in the
And tho I seek my muse
the whole day long.
’Tis only spring that
writes a perfect song.
And that sums it up . . . spring
is the better poet.
Passing parade: Fellow won in
a raffle a doll-baby dressed in
dollar bills . . . What’s unusual
about that? All “babies” are
dressed in money.
Yesterday Chief Cochise,
grandson of the famous Apache
warrior, was a pilot in the Lafay
ette Escadriile during World War
I . . . On a tour of Europe be
fore World War I, Annie Oakley
< hatch, the thousands of little,
Jbluegills are eating all the spare
food. Their parents cannot then
I get food enough to grow even
| with full .water fertility. Yetj
; they continue to spawn all sum- 1
mer and until the first chilly
I nights in the fall—usually Oc-
I tober. During this summer
period the production of bass is
fine. They grow rapidly on the,
thousands of little bluegills
which are the chief bass food. i
When bluegills stop spawning
in the fall, the bass continue to
eat hundreds of bluegill finger
lings every day. As the bass re- j
duce the number of fingerling
bluegills, the adult bluegills be- 1
gin to grow—slowly at first, then j
more rapidly. Growth is slow j
again during the colder days of (
winter, a# fish feed very Tittle
in cold temperatures. |
Then when the water begins to'
warm a little, bluegills are ready!
to grow larger; but only if the |
water is fertile enough to grow'
a lot of microscopic green algae
to feed more pounds of worms. I
A farmer who waits until late
spring ta renew his pond’s fer- \
tility cannot expect big blue- j
gills. Now is the time to start,
using about 100 pounds of 6-8-61
plus about 5 pounds of nitrogen
per acre. Fertilize until a white
object cannot be seen 12 to 14 '
inches deep in the pond water. 1
Nothing beats a shady spot, a
LISTEN EACH SUNDAY AT 8:45 A. M.
The Melody Five
Edenton’s Own Spiritual Group
OVER RADIO STATION WCDJ
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j in an exhibition performance shot
j a cigarette out of the 'mouth of
Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany.
Tomorrow Although science
has done much to develop vast
destructive agencies, it has also
done much to alleviate the ills of
mankind. Many diseases have
been completely eradicated or
brought under control, and many
others are well on the way to be
coming a thing of the past. So it
appears, at the way the trend of
medical research rs heading, that
man may look forward to a to
morrow free from disease. One
by one tuberculosis, heart disease,
cancer and polio—the great kill
ers—are being stamped out, and
decades are being added to the
life span of man . . . Truly the
golden age of medical science is
j limber cane pole and a large bass
: or bream on the end of the line
| on a summer day.
j Weekly Devotiona f
I Bv JAMES MaeRRNZTR !
J Lr. L. Nelson Bell, father-in
! law of Billy Graham, is also As
soicate Editor of The Southern
1 Presbyterian Journal. Recently
he was awarded the George
! Washington Honor Medal by the
Freedoms Foundation of Valley
Forge, for’ writing the top edi
j torial of 1957} Here is a conden
sation of it:
The writer was recently invited
1 to sit in a group called together
! to hear a recording produced by
Army officers assigned to the task
l of ascertaining why so many
J American prisoners of war in
jKo rea succumbed to “brain
washing,” and as a result collab
orated with' their captors.
| It was a depressing experi
: ence. This report is the result of
i several years painstaking study;
I of personal interviews with hun
dreds of our men; a study of the
backgrounds of these men; and
also an appraisal of communist
reports and material which fell
into the hands of our intelligence.
Several things stand out in
Thirty-two per cent of those
captured died. Os the remaining
number, thirty-three per cent
eventually collaborated with the
A study of the latter group re-
M m wp
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I nation we depend on knowledge as we never have before. J
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: March 16 * 22,1958
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vealed a number of startling
facts: Conditions which can well
have a serious effect on the fu
ture of our nation, either in peace
or war. The majority of these
men seemed to have lacked: (a) j
Spiritual and moral conviction; |
(b) Understanding and apprecia- 1
tion of the American heritage; (c) j
Discipline, in the sense of a
concept of right and wrong: (d)
An understanding of communism,
and its propaganda methods. Few
of these men had church training
or religious ties.
This report laid stress on the'
value and importance of home
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; 1 and church training, repeatedly
. ’ speaking of the Sunday School
I and the church and urging a re
| turn to the values of the past.
As we listened to the report
| there gradually developed in our
j mind some steps that seem imper-
I ative for us to consider. These
I fall into the physical, political
and spiritual fields.
Physical. We hate to admit it.
but we have become a nation of
softness. Easy living, transpor
tation by car, long hours before
! TV or watching sporting events, j
1 all have conspired to take the
hardness from oUr muscles, while
other things have taken the con
victions from our souls.
Political. By a strange change
of emphasis in history, patriotism
has become passe in some circles.
Love for country, pride in her
achievements, and a patriotic
thrill at the sight of the American ]
flag was encouraged in past gen- !
erations. Much of this has chang- !
ed, and it is not good. Little won
der that young men brought up
without proper indoctrination in
American tradition and national
appreciation fell prey to the
clever propaganda of the com
munists. Too few of them had
learned that while the workers of
Russia may own the factories, it
is the workers or America who
own the things produced by the
Spiritual. Shall we fail our
young people and nation in the
matter of Spiritual training? As
we look at our land today with
its millions of broken homes, its
emphasis on sex, its glorification
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of crime and brutality on TV, its
book stalls crowded with young
people (and older ones, too) read
ing lewd literature, what are we
doing to effectively combat this
can never force what the
observance of the Golden
Rule wou'd accomplish.
Authority ran never be as
potent as an awakened so
THERE is a consistent
sense of fairness in our
manner of service. Our
professional duties are per
formed conscientiously and
with a tact born of polite
JBtUtfnrh fanml Home
no w. Albemarle st.-.2u£25i8" edenton, n. c.
24 HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
Notice To Administrators,
Executors And Guardians
The law requires an ANNUAL AC
COUNT to he made each year and an
Inventory to he filed within 90 days
after qualifying. If your Annual Ae
count, Inventory.', or Final Account
are past due, we respectfully urge
that you file same at once, as we are
required to report all such cases to
the Grand Jury, which will convene
at the March term of Chowan County
Superior Court, March 31st.
VOI R COOPERAT/OX WILL BE VERY
MI CH APPRECIATED!
E. W. SPIRES
Clerk of Superior Court
i degenerative process?
The conditions faced by this
hard-boiled Army study are not
yet being piet nead on.
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