President 0£ A & P Predicts
Stablitv In Food Prices In 1960
Aecordm to Ralph W. Burger,
* presjderitr4tnd board chairman of
The Grea; Atlantic and Pacific
Company. “Abundant food sup
plies will Continue into the New
Year”. Said Mr. Burger, “there
is Evidence that consum
er -prideskvill be similar to or
slightlyVjfelow the low levels
reachdT during 1959.”
. The fnation’s leading food re
tailer talso foresees an indus
try wide leveling off in new
store openings, oversized stores j
in many areas which are already
over stored, and the trend of
the jvSt decade toward th
stocking of more and more non
food! items. And he said he
experts the pulling power of
promotional sales gimmicks and
giveaways to decline. “I be
lieve "the industry has just about
reached the saturation point in
construction of store units in
certain ai'eas,” he Observed. “It
has been growing faster than the
popuulaition increase and popu
lation shifts. Os course, none
of us can afford to ease up
in our efforts to rema’n modern
and to replace old stores with
Dufing 1959 A&P itself opened
approximately 25 new stores.
Will Be Microfilmed
Continued from Page I—Section 1
further damage or less cf pages 1
will be selected for repair „nd, j
with the permission of the cus-j
todian, they will be temporarily!
transferred to the department j
where they will be laminated 1
and rebound at no cost to the
The department will send
microfilm cameras and opera-]
tors into the Court House, and j
there will microfilm the records]
classified as permanently valu-i
able. These will include deed |
books, plat books, marriage ree-i
ords, will books, various minute]
books, estate records and the |
like. Records will be returned]
to their accustomed place of)
storage as soon as microfilmed.
—Two —security copies -of the
microfilm will be given safe
storage in separate depositories
by the State Department of Ar
chives and History so that, in
the event of the destruction of
the original records, they may
be reproduced from the film,
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Many of these, he pointed out,
: were designed to serve estab
lished neighborhoods where 111
older A&P stores were ■ closed
during the same period. Another
390 stores were remodeled during
the twelve-month period. “We
anticipate that our construction
program including remodels, will
follow a similar pattern during
the coming year/’ he announced.
On questions .of store size
and non-foods, Mr. Burger ex-1
j pressed a belief that continued,
increases in either of these areas I
will the average 1
As A&P starts its second cen
tury of catering to the food
needs of the American consumer
... it was founded in 1859 . . .
Mr. Burger pledged a continu
ation of the Company’s 100 year
old policy of placing top quality
and low prices above all other
, “I firmly believe that we have
an obligation to our customers
to make available to them the
best possible quality at the low
est possible price and to strive
constantly to achieve economies
of distribution that will result
in better foods for less money,”
or copies of the film obtained.
T.he department has complet
ed microfilming valuable rec
ords of Wake County and is
i now microfilming those of Chat
ham County. Work in the latter
I county will be completed by the
end of January, after which it is
planned to schedule counties ap
l proximately by age. Conse
quently, it is expected to con
duct inventories and microfilm
the permanently valuable records
of Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquo
! tank, Camden and Currituck
Chowan County Commissioners
I have given their approval of the
j project and it is proposed to be
|gin the work of inventorying and
; microfilming Chowan County
| records during the latter part of
Rear Admiral A. M. Patterson,
USN (Ret.) will be in charge of
the program in C-howan County.
He is available to answer any
question anyone may have con
cerning t,he program.
(The fear of the Lord is the
baginning of kn#svledg«<--
THE CHOffAK HERALD, EDENTON, WORTH CAROLiWA. THURSDAY- JANUARY 7. 1960.
Os Dimes Month
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
| The following day, Sunday, the
Jaycees will set up a March of
Dimes road block in front of
the Post Office, where the entirr
membership of the organization
will participate in the collection
Colortul balloons with the
New March of Dimes stamped
on them will be given to contri
butors. The road block will be
gin at 10:30 A. M.
George Lewis is in charge of
arrangements for the road block,
assisted by Allen Harless and
Joe Swanner, both co-chairmen.
Beginning Monday and con
tinuing through January 16, the
Jaycees will solicit for business
Cannisters have already been
placed in the town and county
and the Jaycees encourage the
public to generously fill the cans
to support the new program
which includes in addition to
polio, birth defects and arthritis.
William B. Gardner, 1960
campaign director, and Tom
Ridgeway, County National
Foundation chairman, will pre
sent a program on the drive at
the regular meeting of the
Edenton Rotary Club today
(Thursday). They will present a
film on the New March of Dimes
Drive and speak on the local
Gardner, Ridgeway and Mrs.
J. P. Ricks, Jr., 1959 North
Carolina Polio Mother of the
Year, will be heard on the Nancy
Carson Show over WCDJ today
(Thursday) at 11:05 A. M.
At Kedesh Church
The Board of Stewards of
Kadesh A.M.E. Zion Church will
present a special Stewards’ Pro
gram at the church Sunday
night, January 10, at 7 o’clock.
Music will be furnished by
an all male chorus. The speak
er for the occasion will be T. I.
Sharpe, Christian education di
rector and a member of the
Board of Stewards.
The public is cordially invited
RED MEN MEET MONDAY
Chowan Tribe of Red Men will
meet Monday night, January 11,
at 7:30 o’clock. The new sachem
of tlie tribe, Guy Williams, urges
a large attendance.
\ ABUNDANT LIFE
NEWSPAPER REPORTER SAVES A
WOULD-BE SUICIDE ON CHRISTMAS EVE
It was Christmas Eve. A po
lice reporter on the Seattle Post
Intelligence of Seattle, Washing
ton, was sitting at his type
writer when suddenly an over
whelming impulse came to him.
Not knowing why, he hurried
to Pioneer Square, three blocks
away, just in time to knock a
loaded pistol away from the
head of a man about to shoot
A cold rain was falling, and
the gun slid across the glisten
ing grass. Everything seemed so
unreal that the reporter felt he
was enacting a strange drama.
Across the street at a glance he
noticed the time shown by a
clock in the window of a restau
rant. It was five minutes past
Just a few minutes before, he
had been sitting at his type
writer. Now here he was in
Seattle’s “skid row” with a man
he had just saved from death.
Where did the impulse come
from that sent him out into the
dreary night? What had sent
him directly to the spot where
a human being was about to
hurl himself into eternity?
The man dropped on his
knees and began fumbling in
the wet grass for the gun. The
reporter pushed him with his
foot and he sprawled on his
face. Then the reporter picked
up the gun. “Let’s go home,” he
said. “Where do you live?
What’s your name? Is it Jack?”
SPRUILL - OUTLAW
Barbara Outlaw, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Outlaw of
Edenton, was united in marri
age to James Delmas Spruill, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spruill
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR
“How did you know my
name?” asked the man, who was
“I don’t know,” said the re
porter, “but let’s go somewhere
where we can talk.”
The poor fellow shook his
head. “I don’t want to talk,” he
said. But then words came pour
ing out of him. “I can’t go on.
I can't face them. My children
will have no Christmas presents,
no food, no money. I am sick
and I’m tired. I want to get
away from it.”
Somehow the reporter was
able to persuade Jack to let him
take him home. When they
walked into the house, two lit
tle girls about three and five
years old rushed to their father.
His wife ran to him and put her
arms around him. She looked
at the reporter and said, “I’ve
been worried sick. Tonight
when he didn’t come home by
seven o’clock, I prayed and
asked God to take care of him
and bring him safely home. And
here he is.”
Suddenly the reporter real
ized why the impulse had come
to him at exactly seven o’clock.
Prayer had spanned the dis
tance and God had used him as
an answer to her prayers. (This
story was related by Alexander
Lake in Your Prayers Are Al
It is my firm conviction that
prayer is the greatest privilege
God ever gave a human being.
of Merry Hill on Thursday, De
cember 24, in Edenton.
The couple will make their
home in Norfolk, Va., where Mr.
Spruill is employed with the
Tidewater Awning Company.
!N NORTH:CAROLINA: k
POINTS ARE POTENT
Take the case of Charlie Carelessdriver hereT Charlie’s walk
ing to work. Can’t drive (legally) because he chose to ignore
some of the basic rules for staying alive in traffic-things like
running a stop sign, failing to give the right-of-way, speeding,
over 55 miles an hour. Charlie paid a few fines, grumbled, and|
drove on-still indifferent, still dangerously. Until one dayj
WHAM! he had 12 points against his record * and it was good-,
by driver license.
Don’t get yourself in Charlie’s fix. Know how North Caro*,
lina’s Point System affects you. Start now. '
■ '*■•>**■ -A
If he'd been real smart Charlie would have
heeded the warning letter he got at four points.
Q. What is tha North^Carolina Point System
In brief, the Point System is designed 1
to protect law abiding motorists from
,the reckless acts of others (by removing
Such drivers from the roads) and to 1
keep the conscientious driver constantly,
aware of the importance of maintaining!
a clean driving record. "
Q. How does the system affect me? \
A. A capable, intelligent driver need have
no concern over the Point System what
ever, although it is wise to remember
that points are assessed against drivers
convicted of traffic violations. A schedule
Cf offenses and points charged for each
appears elsewhere in this advertisement.
Thus, if you accumulate as many as 12
points within a two year period, your,
driving privileges may be suspended.
>*•*■*■ we!#**"* >
Q. Are there any intermediate steps? v
A. Yes, the' critical levels are described as
4-7-12, the first two levels offering en
couragement toward self-improvement, 1
the third meaning suspension. It works
like this: A driver with FOUR points
against him receive# from the Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles an official warn
ing letter; SEVEN points against a
'driver means he may. be called in by j
.'licensing officials for a discussion of his
'troubles, at which tims he may be in
cited to a Driver Improvement Clinic; f
TWELVE points are grounds for
pension. / -- ’ ■ - " "
Native Os Florida
Dies In Edenton
Mrs. Maggie L. Smith, 85, died
Saturday night at 11:30 o’clock
at the home of her son, Lee A.
Osteen on Johnston Street, af
ter an illness of six months.
A native of Florida, she was
a daughter of the late E. T.
Long and Gatsey Noble. She
was a member of the Assembly
of God Church in Florida.
Besides the son, she is surviv
ed by two brothers, W. M. Long
of English, Fla., and L. H. Long
of Otter Creek, Fla., and a sis
ter, Mrs. G. W. Maxwell of
Otter Creek. Four grandchildren
ENGRAVED OR PRINTED
all types of social /Hinting is at your vHf -giiMps |ii<iirf
command. We will be g'ad to make sug- f
gestions, show you samples and quote Vv V
prices ... all without the slightest ob- r| ,$* ;
ligation on your part. -
Wedding Invitations '* 1!£2221 mu (
and Announcements J ' j
In the wording, design and printing of \ / ./
the formal Announcement or Invitation, \ /
it is of the utmost importance that cor- '
rect form be observed. Our familiarity ’^3
with the established customs applying to ~
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Q. For how long?
A. 60 days.
Q. Once my license is restored, do I start'
\ with a clean slate?
A. Yes, but be extra careful. Persistent
•- carelessness means your license may
'again be suspended, this time upon
accumulation of 8 points in two years—
not 12. Good driving habits will keep you
out of danger,'and a possible six month;
Q. Can accumulated points be “erased?*.
A. Yes, and safe driving will do it. Points
are automatically stricken when they,
become two years old. Thus no points
accrued within that time means a clean
slate. Border-line drivers may also have
8 points removed from their record by
attending a Driver Improvement Clinic
conducted by the Department of Motor.
Q. Is an accumulation of points the only.
I way my license may be suspended?
A. No, several other offenses, including
\ drunk driving, require a mandatory,
withdrawal of driving privileges. Such
' violations are handled under existing
i laws and are unaffected by point totals.
Q. Where can I get further details on the
Point System and how it contributes to
safer North Carolina roads. ~ .
A. Write to the Public Relations Division,
'> State Department of Motor
Raleigh, N. C. . ~ ~
and eight great grandchildren al
Funeral services were held in
the Macedonia Baptist Church
Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.
The ftev. R. O. Denton, pastor
of the Edenton Assembly of God
Church, officiated, assisted by
j the Rev. L. C. Chandler, pastor
of the Macedonia Church. Bur
ial was in the church cemetery.
William H. Coffield, Jr., Post
No. 9280. Veterans of Foreign
I Wars, will meet Tuesday night,
I January 12, at 8 o’clock. Cbm
j mander John Bass urges a full
. schedule of points"
’CONVICTIONS ' POINT VALUES
iv ' ,
Passing stopped school bus 5
Beckless driving 4
Hit and run, property damage only 4
Speeding in excess of 55 mph .1
Illegal passing , 3
| v ‘‘ v
Failing to yield right of way 3
Running through red light 3
No operators license or license
expired more than one year 3
Failure to atop for red light or siren 3
Driving through safety zone * 3
Driving on wrong aide of road 3
No liability insurance 3
Failure to report accident where
auch report is required ' 3
Running through stop sign \ 2
t '■ - ,
Failure to give proper signal 2
Speeding in city limits ' *
Speeding in restricted zone £
Improper turning -2
All other moving violations 3
Mrs. Hensley Dies At
Home Os Daughter
Mrs. Mary Ellis Hensley,
died Sunday afternoon at
o’clock at the home of
daughter, Mrs. Alvin G. Cope
land, at Tyner.
Besides the daughter, she is
survived by a son, Tommie Ellis
of Tyner, nine grand children
and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock
at Hunter’s Fork Pentecostal
Church in Perquimans County.
The Rev. L. T. Chappell officiat
ed and burial was in the family
cemetery in Perquimans County.