information Now Available To
■ ©Wp Fwnners Pick Best Corn
‘ A b*w, to n»d, folder
[~«M qn hybrids for 1960 is mow"
available (Or North Carolina"
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Chores may be obtained from
j pk . county agricultural agent jj
writing to the Department 5
«f Agricultural Informs: i<Mn_
11. C. State College. Ralegh.
- «feifenoatiea in the folder i?
I Cased an extensive com variety
| Jests conducted by State College,
f dnch year. "The information was"
I fc-oliected for the folder by A. D.|
! Shaft, agronomy specialist for"
bn ICC. Agricultural Extensions
» Spate College does not recom-:;
Jaond that North Carolina farm-,,
♦es plant a particular variety of:,
hybrid corn. The college does
grwv.de information, however, to,
help farmers decide which va
ietjr of com is best for their
\ KNOW YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY !
£*>. S. liiMiii li f repmwtativa of the Social Security Ad- j
> ■lieirtietion. aln rdnrton every Thursday aft the Meath Caro.
| Baa Eaptoyment Sacority Cwaaletina la Citizens Bank j
-* Mauay younger farmers are
Busted when it comes to their
eespoasibilit.es under the social
I Security law.
Many farmers believe that
ghey have to report their farm
earnings for social security for
only two vears to get their ss»-
\}m security benefits at age 65.,
If • ■ AH self-employed f aimers, no
Spatter how old they are, must
report their farm earnings and
I pay the social security tax each
( wear -that they have net earm
| Jngs of at least $400.00. This is
* "true even if they are getting:
aocial security benefits.
| S It is true that those farmers
i vhat are now 65 vears of age
, rfara wet social security benefits
1 jpfter they have paid the self
-1 Employment tax for four vears.
Etot, if these farmers continue
i have net earnings of over
‘ -6400 each year in their farm
ing operations, they must con
-ti»ue to fi'e their self-employ
"iraetit tax returns and pay the
tax each year.
I How long a self-employed
fanaer must Work his farm in
jorder to qualify for social se
curity benefits depends on the
idi : - be reaches 65. In surviv
*i>r» cases, the length of time he
“have worked depends on
Hep Home Demonstration News
*r ns. ovvif s. ouiltox, Onto ■■■» tnwn Amt
V „ Twenty nine young men and
women met with the Home Eeo
*noetucs and Agricultural Agents,'
Monday night at Robin’s Restau
rant to discuss the program of
a Young Men and Women’s
Club, The group was informed
that a good yearly program
should include education, recre
ation and community service.
Suggested YMW program tnpics i(
were “iven. Much interest was
shown by all' present, so
so until they decided io organize
at this meeting- This club is
open to all men and women in
the county, from ages 11 to 35.
The next meeting will be held
March 7th, at Robin’s Restau
rant at «d» P. M.
Officers elected for 1960 were:
President. Marshall Jordan; vice
president, John Fay ion; secre
tary, Mrs. Elnora Barnes; assist
ant secretary, Miss Jessie Ellis; j
treasurer, Oliver Carter; report I
«r, Thomas White; program!
Jthajrman, Mis. Gladys Biouni; 1
tecreatlonal chairman. Mis. Lil
lian Roberts. 1
■Last week both the Home
Demonstration and 4-H Club
Councils held meetings. Attend-1
ance was eery good in both I
meetings and we Mt they did*
same good planning The HD
Council met in the office Friday
and these atsns were made.
L Each neighborhood have a
***** tour Bus spring as an
incentive to get members and
non mumhrn to grow more
vegetables and small fruits.
X Achievements Certificate
- »i he given for perfect at
pifehmena®in project activity;
|j AH information in the current
folder is based on two rears of
a tests. The State was broken
"down into five areas for test
jj purposes: Northern mountain,
I; southern mountain, piedmont,
jj southern coastal plain, and
! northern coastal plain.
The folder contains a map
which enables a fanner to see
at a glance which area he falls
I Separate tests were conducted
11 for white and yellow varieties.
»And in the northern coastal
1 plain area, the hybrids were al
- broken down into short and
„ full season varieties.
| Each variety listed in the fold
er is evaluated on the basis of
yield per acre, moisture percent -
, age. lodged percentage. ear
height, ears per 100 stalks, ex
posed ear tips, and quality.
the date of his death- For ex
) ample, a self-employed farmer
reaching 65 in 1961 will need
five years of work under social
security to qualify for social se
curity benefits: if he reaches re
tirement age in 1971 or later,
he will need ten ye»ts of work
j under social security.
AU farmers are urged to keep
records each year of their farm
income and expenses so that
they can file a correct self-em
ptoytnem tax return and get
credit under social security to
ward their benefits at retire
Mast farmers know that a
man must be at least 65 years j
of age and a woman must be
at least 63 years of age to file |
a claim fur old-age retirement j
When a self-emoloved farmer
wants to file a claim for old-age
insurance benefits under the so
cial security program, he should
bring With him his last year’s
| self employment tax return.
1 proof that he has paid the tax.
land some proof of his age.
| Remember —you can get your
.claim much faster if you bring
I'e am vary papers with you
wheat von first make your J
were: President. Mrs. Mable B.
Jordan: vice president. Mrs.
Martha Carter: secretarv, Mrs.
Pat tie Favton; assistant secre
tary. Mrs. Mattie Bonner: treas
urer. Mrs. Rosa Overton.
The 4-H Ciub Council met at
the Edenton High School cafe
teria Saturday and made the
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I" ' TAX FACTS JOS THE HOMEOWNER NO. J . 1 " 1—
I The Home As An Income Producer
( This is one of a series of articles on federal income tax
filing. The articles are based on information provided bg the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the
North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants,
in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service.)
F\ YOU rent all or part of your home, the income you
receive is taxable. However, the government is only
interested in taxing the amount you gain over and above
your expense for maintaining the lodging. You can save
valuable tax dollars by being aware of the expenses you
can deduct from the rent you receive.
Assume that you own an eight
room house. Since you only need
six rooms, you decide to rent the
other two rooms as a furnished
apartment You will now have
two kinds of deductible expenses,
those expenses that apply to the
house as a unit, and those ex
penses that apply particularly to
As a home owner, you can
deduct any property taxes you
may have to pay. You can also
deduct the interest on a mort
gage. This is true whether you
rent part of the house or not, but
there are some additional de
ductions you can take from the
rent you receive for the two
rooms. You can deduct such
items as insurance, repairs, col
lection fees, depreciation, ar.d
brokerage commissions. But re
member, these deductible ex
penses must apply directly to the
two rooms ybu are renting. In
other words, if you make repairs
to the whole house you can only
deduct from rent income the cost
of repairs applicable to the two
rooms being rented.
If you supply any utilities such
as jas or electricity to your
tenant without making a sepa
rate charge, you can deduct a
portion of the amount you pay
for these utilities from the rent
Income from renting all or a
part of your home should be re
ported In Schedule G of Form
1040. However, if you perform
any substantial services for your
tenant, then the rent becomes
business income and should be
reported on Schedule C. For
example, you may be supplying
hotel-type services such as break
fast, laundry or cleaning. If such
is the case, then you are actually
receiving payment for the use of
both your property and your ser
vices. In effect, you are in the
hotel business and must report
your income as business income.
Next Article: Deductions for Car and Home.
4-H Club Week, March 5-12, 4-H
club members will be used on
a panel at a County PTA pro
gram to discuss 4-H Club work
in the County, State and Na
Four-H club members and
leaders will present a radio pro
grafe during March. A news
article on 4-H Club work will
also be published.
2. Each club will contribute to
the Council treasury. This is
to be used to defray expenses
of county 4-H activities.
3. The Swine Show and Sale
to be held in Bertie County.
March 28, was discussed.
4. The County 4-H Contest
will be held May 7th.
Two district winners, Mary
Rebecca Owens in the Junior
Enriched Cornmeal Activity, and
Mary Louise Lassiter, in the
Junior Canning Contest, were
presented prizes earned in 1959.
D. F. Walker, princ -.al of Eden
ton High School, made the pres
Officers elected for 1960-61
were: President. William Welch;
vice president, Kenneth Jordan;
secretary-treasurer, Snrah Car
ter: assistant secretary, Alice
Home as a Business Office
If you can show that it is nec
essary for you to work at home
as a part of earning your income
from a business, profession, or
job, you may be able to deduct a
portion of your household ex
penses as business expenses.
It may be that you use a room
as an office. You have equipped it
with a desk, a couple of chairs or
' other materials for performing
your work. You can deduct a
portion of the following expenses
as legitimate busines expendi
tures: depreciation of your home,
heat, light, insurance and so on.
1 You can also deduct any portion
of your telephone bill applicable
to your business affairs.
If you happen to be renting
your home from someone else,
you cannot deduct an amount
for the depreciation of a por
tion of the house, but you can
claim a share of the rent you pay
as a deduction.
Some of the expenses for your
home office are fully deductible.
These are expenses that relate
exclusively to your business,
such as supplies, postage, depre
ciation of your office furniture,
and so on.
Whether you are renting your
home or using part of it as an
office, remember to keep records
of as many of your expenses as
possible. Although you are en
titled to deduct the expenses dis
cussed in this article, the In
ternal Revenue Service may ask
for an explanation of some of
the items you deduct. It pays to
have whatever information you
can gather to support the ex
penses you claim,
You can get additional infor
mation on deductible expenses
from the free instruction booklet
issued each year by the Internal
Revenue Service. A copy will be
sent to you together with your
income tax forms.
Cofield: reporter. Donnell Blount;
chairman program committee.
Brenda Johnson; cha : rman recre
ation committee, Jane Overton;
song leaders, Stella Rountree,
Mary White, John Welch and O.
C. Holley, Jr.
Hudson Grove Community
group will meet tonight (Thurs
day") at the Hall. 7:3o*o’clock.
All 4-H club girls. Junior and
Senior, entering the Dress Re
vue Contest are asked to meet
at the office Saturday, February
6 at 2:00 P. •M.
God is nost separate from the
wisdom He bestows. The tal
ents He gives we must improve.
—Mary Baker Eddy.
oet your jgurpee
E. L. Pearce
vßm Phone 3839 Edenton
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After announcing (hat he will
not be a candidate for Govern
or, Adaiscn Hewlsit Jr.. of
Wilmington this week announc
ed his candidacy for ‘he United
States Senate in the Democratic
primary election May 28.
By CATHERINE AMAN
Assistant Home Economics Agent
Following is a list of the 4-H
meetings which will be held
during the month of February:
Monday. February S. at 7:30
P. M. —Advance Community Club
at Advance Community Build
Tuesday. February 9 at 10:00
A. M.—Chowan Junior: 11:00
A. M.—Chowan Intermediate;
2:20 P. M.—Chowan Sen: .r.
Wednesday, February 10. at
10:50 A. M.—John A. Holmes
Wednesday. February 10 at
7:30 P. M.—4-H County Council
Thursday. February 11. at 9:30
A. M.—Edenton Junior: 10:30
A. M.—Edenton Intermediate.
Monday, February 15. at 4:00
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P. M.—Center Hill Junior at
Center Hill Community Build
Monday. February 15 at 7:00
P. M—Recreation Workshop at
Chowan Community Building.
Tuesday. February 16, at 7:00
P. M.—Recreation workshop.
Wednesday. February 17 at
7:00 P. M.—Recreation work
Monday, February 22 at 7:30
P. M.—Gliden Community 4-H
at Wards Community Building.
Tuesday. February 23. at 7:30
P. M.—Center Hill Senior (note
change in date!, at Center Hill
Thursday, February 25. at 7:30
P. M.—Oak Grove Community
4-H at Oak Grove Community
CHOWAN CLUB MEETS
Miss Pauline Calloway gave a
demonstration at the Chowan
Home Demonstration Club meet
ing in January. It was on meal
planning, cooking and serving
meals following a basic food
chart, "It makes quite a dif
ference how food is cooked and
served." slid Miss Calloway.
"Fi.r instance, don't boil your
food away in pot water, then
throw vitamins out to the pigs.
People need,the vitamins. Then
serve your meals eve-appetizing
and attractive ways."
The group joined in singing
Mis. Roland Evans read an ar
ticle on "Make Your Own
F lends." and urged the club to
wake up in 1960 and be an out
standing club. Mrs. C. J. Hol
lowed led in prayer.
The president reminded mem
bers of important dales, etc.
urging them to subscribe to j
"Green and Growing." statej
magazine, each one ta secure a 1
new member and to read more
Mrs. J. D. Hobbs read an in-!
trresting leaders' report on early
plants for the garden.
Mrs. E. N. Elliott, hoktess. 1
served cake, sandwiches, pickles
and hot coffee.
YWA BANQUET FEB. 15
The YWA Council banquet of
Chowan Association will be held
Monday night. February 15, at
Weeks vUle High School cafe
teria with the Salem Church as.
hostess. All YWA's are urged 1
to attend and enjoy some good
singing and fellowship.
Directors, counsellors, advis
ors aid special guests are also
you 9®* from your friendly
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Monmtk deliveries of the
r Coastlancl Oil Co.
Distributor Gulf Oil Product*
Phone 3411 Edenton 0,1
DICK DIXON. Manager
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lu The Chowan Herald
invited to attend,
j All YWA directors are re
j quested to send in the number
| planning to attend to Mrs. W.
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< bv next week.
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