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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23. 1958.
* Double Opportunity To Save
Many people in this area will be interested
in the Bid-A-Buck sales promotion sponsored
by a group of 23 Edenton merchants. For
every dollar spent with these merchants a
Bid-A-Buck will be given and these Bid-A-
Bucks will be used as money at an auction
sale to be held at the close of the campaign,
Saturday, November 29. The idea has been
widely advertised, so that the merchants are
hoping the sales promotion will be a huge
success. It is another example of the efforts
of Edenton merchants to increase their busi
ness and win new customers.
Besides the opportunity to buy many items
at the auction sale, merchants are offering
special bargains during the event, so that cus
tomers have a double opportunity to realize
savings. It is another example of Edenton
merchants being on the ball to increase sales.
How is retail trade doing?
Reports from every section of the country
show gains in volume. And this is a real shot
in the arm to an economy that was sagging.
Increased sales at the retail level mean in
creased orders at the wholesale level. The
factory wheels spin, the unemployment rolls
drop, and everyone feels the good effects in
one fashion or another.
The retailers of this country deserve credit
for helping hold the line. They are top-flight
salesmen. When the recession moved in, they
didn’t turn to the waffling walls and bow their
heads. They did everything in their power
to attract business and to stimulate trade.
They kept up their advertising and in many
instances increased it. They made their dis
plays more attractive. They offered the best
possible prices. And consumers read, looked,
And that’s one important reason why the
recession has been milder than many people
What A Contrast!
The whole idea of communism, the com
munist leaders say, is to serve and benefit the
masses of the people and make their lives
fuller and happier. The whole idea of cap
italism. these same communist leaders say, is
to permit exploitation and oppresson of the
masses by a rich and powerful few.
An interesting sidelight on these ancient
arguments is found in a chart issued by the
National Industrial Conference Board. It
shows the working time typical workers must
put in to buy commodities in New York as
against Moscow. It is revealing.
The New York worker earns enough money
in half an hour to buy a pair of nylons for
his wife—it takes the Moscow worker 7.2
hours. The New York worker can earn a
pair of shoes in just under five hours—in
Moscow almost 50 hours are necessary. A
suit costs the New York worker 3.3 days of
working time —in Moscow the figure is a
staggering 36.7 days, more than a solid
The same thing is true of food. A pound
of sugar costs the American 3.1 minutes—
the Russian worker 65.6 minutes. A pound
of beef is earned in 22.1 minutes here, as
against 91 minutes in the Soviet wonder
land. The figures for a pound of butter are
21.9 minutes and 193 minutes respectively.
So it goes, down the list.
It would be well for us all to remember
this enormous-contrast. And a good time to
reflect on it is when we go shopping. For
our retail stores are the show windows of 1
the American system of making and distri
buting things on a competitive, not a state
controlled price basis.
The Bible—The Word Os life
The 18th annual National Bible Week is
being observed this week. Once again it is
sponsored by an all-faiths group, the Lay
men’s National Committee, Inc. This year’s 1
theme is: “The Bible—The Word of Life.” '
It is taken from the second chapter, 16th verse
of Pbilii£>ians. . '
National Bible Week is dedicated by men
and women of all faiths as a tribute to the
world’s greatest Book. By a daily reading
and Study of the Bible we may hope to
arouse a newer and greater spiritual force— a
force that is desperately needed in today’s
(roaUed world. Those who know and follow
tfe precepts of the Bible wiH always fight
the effort to substitute the pagan state as
gfbiter what U right and wrong ia our
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Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Shackelford had an
interesting Sunday night guest when “Walk
ing John” F. Frey of Fairbanks, Alaska, spent
the night with them. Frey is now walking
from Regina, Sask, Canada byway of Chicago
and Washington, D. C., to Miami, Florida.
He has walked from Nlw York to San Fran
cisco, from the Golden Gate to Mexicali, Mexi
co, then 'from San Francisco to Fairbanks
Alaska and the Arctic Circle. He is the first
man to walk the Alaskan Highway from Daw
son Creek to Fairbanks. The Shackelfords
say Mr. Frey is a very likeable and inter
esting person and during their conversation
with him learned the following facts:
He has walked 10,074 miles, walking 468
days with 3,276 walking hours, averaging sev
en walking hours and 21 miles per day. He
figures his speed at three miles per hour, tak
ing approximately 2,400 steps per mile or 50,-
000 steps per day. He has worn out. four
pairs of shoes and had heels replaced 40 times.
He carries a rucksack weighing 40 pounds
and his weight* has varied from 155 to 124
pounds. The highest elevation he has travel
ed was 11,300 feet and the lowest 254 feet
below sea level.
Frey, an American-Swiss, is 64 years old
and a surveyor by profession. He served in
the U. S. and Swiss armies. On his travels
he has had 116 radio and television -interviews
and 236 newspaper interviews. Frey spent
66 days on the Alcan Highway, crossed
through 26 states and provinces and walked
through 1,100 cities, villages and settlements.
On his trail he has found $9.62. A piece of
friendly advice given by Frey was: “What
you are at 20, you can be at 40 or 50. At 60
you need only to take it a Little slower. At
70 when you are free from reins, you can
have a wonderful time. The whole secret is
simple; substitute activity for inactivity as
much as you can.”
With United Nations Day to be observed
Friday, Mrs. Roland Evans dropped the fol
lowing in the mail:
UNITED NATIONS DAY
The United Nations is for peace—
so are me .. .
The United Nations is for talking things
over—so are we .. .
The United Nations is for solving problems
around a table—so are we.
The United Nations is our best hope for
peace. It has stopped armed conflicts which
might have resulted into wars ... has fed mil
lions of children . . . aided refugees . . . help
ed stop disease and raised standards of living
for people everywhere.
The United Nations has done more toward
promoting peace and freedom than dny other
body in history.
Let’s celebrate its birthday October 24, by
making it a time of faith in the UN and above
all have faith in the Power above all . . God
The last few seconds in the Edenton-Hert
ford football game Friday night put a fellow
' n mind of the ending of a dime novel story.
\\ ith the score tied 7-7 and less than a minute
to go, Fred Britton scooped in a pass from J
Lloyd Lassiter, almost caused some heart fail
ures when he juggled the ball a little, but i
held on to it, tore away from a Hertford tack- 1
ler and crossed the touchdown stripe to pull 1
the game out of the fire for the Aces. The !
other touchdown made by Robert White earl- <
ier in the game was also a thrilling play as
he danced around, slipping away from three !
Hertford tacklers—only the score wasn’t tied !
then and the Aces had a lot more time to try (
for further scoring. Anyway Britton’s per- ,
formance caused the Edenton fans to go wild 1
and the Hertford crowd to close up like a 1
clam. Os course, had the score been the oth- \
er way around it would have been the Hert
ford rooters going wild and a big crowd of <
Edenton fans dosing up like a clam and head- ’
ing homeward. At any rate it was a thrilling 1
game, worth the price of admission. This
Friday night the Aces go to Ahoskie, where ■
they anticipate about the toughest game of '<
the season. Here’s hoping they can come 1
home with the long end of the score, and if ‘
the boys play the calibre of ball they played ,
at Tarboro, that’s just about what they will do. .
Edenton’s police headquarters has been re- ;
modeled inside, so that now the cops are proud J
of their headquarters instead of being em- ■
barrasded when visitors enter the building.
It’s remarkable what a change can b* made
with a little work, and Chief George I. Daffl ]
and the other cops will be delighted to have
folks drop around to see the new and attrac- <
tive quarters. The Street Department is also ,
m new quarters on West Hicks Street, with ,
-oom, so that Frank Hughes and his crowd are
also proud of the recent change. Progress
marches on. but like Wilbort*
the OHOWAW HCTALP, EPBWTOK. WOUtH CAHOUWA, THTmaDAT OCTOBER 13, Itn,
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Tha 4-H pa rads pictured a bote It Ste of ttte '
exciting demonstrations that will be repeated In
the amphitheater of the International Livestock
Exposition during tho 37th National 4-H Club
Congress In Chicago. Thanksgiving weekend Will
usher In 1,300 champion 4-H Club members, saw'
iegin today giving a Bid-A-j
luck for every dollar spent i
vith them. These Bid-A
lucks are to be saved to use
.s money at an auction sale
o be held at the close of the
;ales promotion event, Satur
iay, November 29. Look over
he list of items to be sold at
he auction sale, for you might
;et something you want with
jut digging in your jeans for
For one time at least the
\merican Legion last week had
deal weather for their fair.
They evidently fooled the
weather man on their dates for
usually bad weather and the
fair come at about the same'
time. Anyway that bloomin’j
bingo game almost makes me
lose my religion. The trouble
is that somebody always yells
“bingo” too soon for me.
Wins Third Place
In Land Judging
The annual land judging contest
fqr Vocational Agricultural stu
dents was held at Sunbury last
Gatesville High School won
first place with a total of 507.8
points of a possible 720. High in
dividual scorer was Joe Buck of
the Gatesville team.
Moyock High School won sec-j
ond place with a score of 494.2
points. Moyock won first place
last year and represented this Vo.
Ag. federation in the state con
Chowan High School came in
third in the contest with a score
of 487 points. There were eight
teams competing from si» coun-,
ties. E. S. White, Vocational Ag-j
riculture teacher, can well be
proud of his team from Chowan.
L. C. Bunch, Chairman of the
Albemarle Soil Conservation Dis
trict, presented each of the three
top team? with a cash prize. First
place Gatesville team received
sls, second place Moyock receiv
ed $lO and the Chowan team re
ceived $5. Prize money was pro
vided by the Albemarle Soil Con
Gatesville High School team
will represent the Albemarle area
in the district contest later. Over '
100 schools will compete in this '
contest with the winning team
going to the state contest. North
Carolina winner will win a trip
to Oklahoma to compete in
the national contest on land judft-'
Each team in the contest was
composed of three boys. They
worked alone and their scores
added for the team score.
In land judging, the boy .exam-'
ines the soil for drainage, erosion,
structure, slope and usability. By
these points he determines what
land capability class the soil is
classified. Next he selects the
land treatment or uses of the soil
within its capability. This is con- 1
servation farming, “Using landj
according to its needs”. Try to
judge your soil sometime and de-!
termine whether you are using it,
within its capability and treating
it according to its needs.
Womait’H Clubs , ; .
Meet In Edenton
ton Chib, wiR giv» a report oh
the Penel ope^Ba rker house. Bhfe
costume of a Colonial lady. Each
eral hundred State.ahd riatlanal 4-H offitlal* and
many friend! of 4-H.wild help to make the arinual
Congress possible. They arrive by train and plane
from every state in the nation, and will be joined
by delegates from. Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico,
Canada and ether foreign countries as well.
! her subject.
i Another feature of the business '
session will be a musical program
presented by the Woman’s Club
Chorus of Edenton. . .
The a\yards luncheon ' will be
held at 1 o’clock m the banquet
room of the Masonic Temple. _ On
display will be ssrap books, press
and year books from the various
clubs and district awards will be
presented by Mrs. W. J. P. Earn
Pages for the day will be Mrs.
Wesley Chesson, Jr., Mrs. Scott
Harrell and Misses Mary Thorud
and Eleanor Boyce, all of Eden
Youth Os Area
Meet In Edenton
- The Young Churchmen of Saint
| Paul’s Episcopal Church will be
I host to groups from Elizabeth City
to Windsor Sunday. About 100
are expected to participate in a
program of worship, discussion,
supper and recreation.
Local members will conduct
Evening Prayer in the church at
6:30 o’clock to be followed by
study and discussion in the Parish
House on “Christian Marriage.”
Supper will follow as prepared by
some of the ladies of the parish. *
Mobility Record Set
During Last Decade
A picture of a nation on the go
j is portrayed by the U. S. Bureau
' of the Census in data covering the
mobility of the population of the
United States in the period from
1947 to 1957.
This decade ranks as one ot the
great periods of internal migra
tion in the nation’s history, and at
the same time one of spectacular
economic growth and steadily in
! creasing living standards.
I The Census Bureau figures |
show that, on the average, about
a fifth of the civilian population
moved every year in the period.
The number of movers varied
from year to year,- but the per
centage changes in relation to th%
population were only minor.
Significance of Mobility
For the year ended in April,
1957, the number of movers was
just under 32 million, the second
highest on record. Os these, 21%
million, or about two out of ev
ery three who changed home%
stayed in the same county in
which they lived. The other 10%
million movers were about equal
ly divided between those that
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rossed county lines withih a
State and those that weni from
one State toahother. l
Mobility of a population by its
very 'nature' imparts 1 a dynamic
quality to an. economy, and this
has been apparent in the eco
nomic records of the lost-decade
and in the widening of opportuni- 1
ties for the individual. But mo
bility has not been confined to
people alone. It is also evident in
many areas of economic activity—
in the decentralization trend in
business and industry, in the ex
tent to which new plants havet
been built outside city limits all I
over the country, and in the boom
lin shopping centers and other
types of building as well as homes
in the suburbs.
Equally apparent is the mobili
ty of capital and investment funds
made available by the life insur
ance companies and other thrift
institutions to help provide the
mortgage and other funds neces
sary for the nation's expansion
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I insurance investments, for exam-j
pie, .shows a close correlation be-'
tween the growth and movement l
of population and .the flow off
for financing homes and
enterprises' m principal regions of
the country over the past decade;
ChvfccMrislics of Movers
An analysis of the mobility fig
ures shows certain salient and
continuing characteristics of pop
ulation movement from year to
year. The young, for example,
especially those in their twenties,
are more mobile than their elders.
The search for employment is a
great mobility' factor, and also
. tends to make people move great
*er distances. Regionally, West
erners are the movingest people
in the country.
Underlying the population
movements of the. 1947-57 decade
is the great migration from farm
to urban. areas. In 1947 there
) were more than 27 million persons
'living on farms, or nearly a fifth
’of the entire population. The
comparable figure last year was
under 21 million, or only 12 per
By Ted Kttttug ,<
Though the spincast reel —thej
type used on on top of a rod and
controlled by the thumb—is a new
development, in some parts of (he
country it’s outselling all other
reels by a large margin. Is this
merely because it’s the latest j
thing out—a fad?
I No, says Jason Lucas, Angling
I Editor of Sports Afield Magazine.
The spincast fully deserves the
sudden great popularity. The an
swer is that so many fishermen
have found it the ideal reel for
Does this mean that it’s best
for all anglers and all” types of
Again, Lucas says nol As ev
ery angler of experience knows,
no one type of reel or other tac
be hetter with something else. n
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