The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
tiufflap and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South
Broad Street, Eden ton. North Carolina.
J. EDWIN BUFFLAP Editor
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THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 11. 1960.
A LIFT FCR TODAY
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and
whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.—
Os all causes of crime, intemperance stands
ov* the unapproachable chief. —Noah Davis.
Arouse our people, oh God, to the dangers of
Your Duty To Vote
Next Tuesday, February 16, Edenton vot
ers will have an opportunity to vote for a
bond issue, the first of such elections to be
held in Edenton in many, many years. The
bond issue election calls for authority to sell
a maximum of $557,000 in bonds to be used
in the construction of a sewage disposal sys
tem as well as necessary sewer extensions.
Edenton lor many years has not been in
debt, a condition very few towns can boast,
but now the town faces a debt if the voters
carry the election or if they vote the bond
issue down. Edenton has been ordered by
the State Stream Sanitation Commission to
cease dumping raw sewage into local waters
and to bring this into effect to constrict a
sewage disposal system. Furthermore. Eden
ton has been emphatically informed that if
a sewage system is not constructed, the state
has authority and will construct a plant and
pass on the cost to the taxpavers. In other
words, it is a must, if it is Tavored by the
taxpayers or net. If the state is obliged to
construct the plant, the general opinion is
that the cost will be far greater and the bill
will have to be |Kiid by Edenton taxpayers.
It is for that reason that the voters should
cast their ballots in favor of the bond issue.
To be sure, a sewage disposal plant will be
a step toward progress, and very little pro
gress of any kind can be made without some
expense. Edenton has gone a long time with
out indebtedness, but apparently those days
are a thing of the past.
Os course, there is some opposition to the
bond issue, but to determine if there is more
opposition than support, all of Edenton"s vot
ers are urged to go to the polls and register
their wishes in the matter next Tuesday. It
is not only a privilege and opport unity to
vote in this election, but it is the downright
duty of every voter to go to the polls and
east a ballot. The polls win be open in
Edentons four wards fjom 6:50 A. M\, to
6:50 P. M., so that there will be little ex
cuse for any voter not having the lime to
exercise his duty.
Whether you favor or oppose the bond
election, go to the (Kills Tuesday and cast
your ballot according to your convictions.
No. One Enemy, No. One Defense
“The Heart Diseases are the nation’s Num
ber One health enemy. The Heart Fund is
the nation's Number One defense.” This has
been the slogan of the Heart Association’s
campaign here and throughout the country
during the current Heart Fund drive.
The facts prove both statements.
Most of us are thoroughly aware by now
that the heart d;>eases kill more Americans
each year than all other causes of death com
bined. We know from day-to-day observa
tion that the heart diseases aren't just a prob
lem of old age. heart deaths among the lead
ers of our own commiinity—men and wo
men in the prime of their lives—are all too
frequent. And who can forget the children —
more than a half million of them —who are
affected by rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart
disease and inborn heart defects?
We needn’t belabor these facts here. Our
obituary pages, unhappily, remind us of them
day after day.
But we do need to be reminded that if
this Number One enemy of our nation's
health is to be fought successfully, it is up
to us', its real and potential victims, to join
The Heart Fund gives us both the oppor
tunity and the inspiration to do so.
The Heart Fund supports the work of the
American Heart Association, the nation’s only
voluntary health agency devoted exclusively
to combating the heart diseases. A partner
ship of medical scientists and laymen, the
Heart Association welcomes all of us into
its ranks. We can serve as volunteers in
the annual Heart Fund drive, or as contribiv
tors whose gifts can speed victory over heart
On the strength of the record, we believe
that the Heart Find is trulv the Number
Little Johnny Floats apparently believes
in doing something right when he does it.
Since the dosing of the Harvey Point base
Johnny’s daddy, Kenneth Fioars, has been
out of a job and the youngster, no doubt,
heard his parents discussing the situation
including the probability that Kenneth might
have to leave town to find employment. The
boy. a music pupil of Mrs. .Paul Holoman.
confidentially told her that he was worried
and upset, believing that the family will move
and that he didn't want to leave Ktlenlon.
"They will not ask me anything about it."'
he said, “and if they move I'll have to go j
along, but I don't want to go.' 1 Anyway,
Johnny said nothing to anybody except Mrs.
Holoman and his grandmother. Mrs. John M.
Harrell. But he told Mrs. Holoman he was
going to try to do something about it and
write a letter, not to just anyone, but to the
head man. He, therefore, wrote a letter to
President Dwight Eisenhower and a few days
ago received an answer from Eric Collins,
legislation and information officer of the
Bureau of Naval Weapons. Department of
the Navy. Mrs. Fioars saw the letter ad
dressed to J. W. Fioars and thought it might
have been mailed by mistake, for she didn't
know anything about it. However, after a
while she asked Johnny if he knew anything
about the letter, after which he let the cat
out of the bag. The letter from Mr. Collins
read as follows:
“Mv dear Mr. Fioars: Your letter of Jan
tiaiy 5. 1960, addressed to the President, con
cerning the Naval Air Station. Harvey Point,
North Carolina, has been teferted to the Bu
reau of Naval Weapons, for reply,
'The Naval Air Facility was planned at
Harvey Point, North Carolina, to support the
P6M Seamaster airplane. A few months ago
this program was reviewed and, as a result
of the findings of the reviewing officials, the
entire contract was terminated as of August
21. 1959. The Seamaster program experienc
ed many delays, as a result of which this
project was overtaken by other weapon sys
tems. In the meantime, development and
operational costs continued to increase and
it was felt that the expenditures which would
be required to refine this complex weapon
system could no longer be justified. Since
thtre was no requirement for the Harvey
Point base in connection with other programs,
we had no alternative except to discontinue
"I hope this will give you sufficient in
formation to understand the Navy's position.''
Anyway. Johnny wanted to do something
about his daddy's job and decided to write
to the ‘‘head man".
Town C. uncilmen did not remain in session
long enoigh Tuesday night to get hungry,
but Mayor John Mitchcncr invited all of 'em
to his drug store to eat some ice cream .after
tlie meeting. 1 thought the Council meeting
was over in the Municipal Building, but even
in the drug store the boys were discussing
town matters. Anyway, it’s very welcome
to have sort of a short Council meeting every
once in a while—lo o'clock is better than 1
or 2 o’clock.
Chowan County had a disastrous tiro early
Tuesday morning when the Belch & Tynch
fish canning and processing plant at Cannon's
Ferry was totally destroyed by fire. The
plant had just been completed to begin opera
tions for the spring fishing business and the
damage is estimated at around $50,000
Edenton firemen rushed to the scene of the
fire about 2 o’clock, but the building was too
far gone to save it. However, they were able
to save some nearby buildings. A lot of
Edenton people sleep very soundly, for ap
parently comparatively few heard the siren
and did not know the fire occurred —among
which was yours tru'y. The cause of the
fire could not be determined, but it is a
hard blow to one of the county’s fishing con
I've been invited to attend a big hair-styl
ing show in Norfolk Saturday night, but what
business do I have there? I don’t even have
enough hair to mess with. And it sort of re
minds me of the time Mrs. R. P. Badham
persuaded me to attend a fashion show on
the second floor of her store. I went, but I
was the only man present. Whether I knew
anything about the clothes modeled or not.
all I could and did say was, “They re very
pretty.” But I didn’t say if I meant the
clothes or the models. That might be the
same situation if I’d attend the hair-styling
sicians, scientists and laymen alike—may well
be proud of having created it. We earnestly
hope that, through the present drive, the resi
dents of Chowan County will give the Heart
.Fund the increased support it needs to re
lives. Um *° ****
THE CHOWAN HERALD.EDENTON.NORTH CAHOLINA.THURSDAY.FEBRUA 11.1960.
!| Letter To Editor
Dear Mr. Editor:
This sewage djqpnsal plant is
something that has been on the
agenda for a good long time.
The two boards have known it,
but never made any attempt to
do anything about it Only sat
still and said "Let’s wait and
see what will be done.”
There was a time when all
of our houses and apartments
were rented and for a very
good price. The merchants were
doing a big business. We all
were doing big business, no mat
ter what our business was.
Money was fairly plentiful then
but now we see businesses
forced to quit, not able to op
erate. All business has fallen
The county officials saw fit
to revalue our property some
two years ago. Result? In
creased taxes. We are now tax
ed just about to the quick with
no let-up. And in the face of
art this, high taxes, no business,
vacant businesses, vacant hous
es and apartments and what
have you. to vote another tax
on 555T.000 bonds which we o*
our children will have to pay.
Why did the town employ ar
engineer, Fcr advice and loca
tion? Have they settled on his
There will be extra costs to
run the line to the base proper-1
ty, the site they are planning toj
use—a large extra sum.
With the world in the shape
we are. Russia and her allies arc
preparing for maybe a war. cer
tainly now trying to surpass u?
in weapons, etc.
Should we have a war or
seem to be nearing one. the gov
ernment would or could say.
"We need the Edenton base.’
and the disposal plant would be
a loss to the town. They took
this property over once and
could do so again. How do we
know they wouldn't do it again?
Th s is no place for it.
How about those areas that
are being excluded from the ser
vices? Their waste is unsani
tary. We should have no group..
As to the plant being built,
will our waters be purified?
Will the water around Edenton
be contaminated? Yes, we were
informed by state authorities it
would not be safe or purified
for swimming. Just improve' 'a
small area for fishing. $557,-
000 is a lot of money for poor
people to pay as there are sev
eral poor businesses in these
parts now. This is no time to
make a large debt which you
and I will never see patd
Please understand me. I am
for improvements, advancements
and progress, but not to such
an extent to vote for a tong ob
ligation we can't shoulder. With
all the expense we now have,
some of the people who can’t
pay the present taxes and ex
penses are very anxious to sell
some of their property now.
Don't let anyone frighten of
scare you into voting for the
bond issue, as we are supposed
to live in a non-dictatorial state.
L. H. HASKETT.
i Lunch Room Menu l
Menus at the Chowan High
School lunch room for the week,
of February 15-19 will be as
Monday: Milk, cream of to-1
mato soup, franks. pimento
cheese sandwiches, cabbage and
carrot salad, hot rolls, bread,
butter and block cake.
Tuesday: Milk, ravioli, cheese
slices, tossed salad, apple r.ngs.
hot rolls, butter and pineapple
Wednesday: Milk, potato sal
ad, spiced luncheon meat, green,
hlackeye peas, sliced tomatoes.)
oven cornbread butter and rice-1
Thursday: Milk, baked ham. I
Spanish peas, sweet potato puff,!
hot rolls, butter and apple j
Friday: Milk, brown pork!
and gravy, turnip greens, scal
loped potatoes, beet pickles,
hush puppies, bread, butter and
devil food cake.
Chowanoke Council No. 54, j
Degree of Pocahontas, will meet!
tonight (Thursday) at t o'clock
in the Red Men building. Mrs.
Beatrice Harrell. Pocahontas,
urges all members to be pres
The American Le-ion Auxili
ary will meet Tuesday night.
February IS, at « o’clock at the
home of Mrs. W. K. Mils, 914
v«v?h Broad Street AU mean
In Record fine
Many Matters Con
sidered and Meeting
Adjourns About 10
Though quite a few matters
were considered by Town Coun
cilpien at their meeting Tuesday
night the business was trans
acted with dispatch, so that the
Councilmen were released at
about 10 o'clock.
One item of business was con-i
sideration of the price of lots
in Beaver Hill Cemetery. W. C.|
Bunch. Jr., and Elton Forehand
reported upon an investigation|
they made regarding prices of
lots in neighboring towns. They I
had listed 19 towns. 18 of which I
operated cemeteries and out of
the 18, Edenton was next to,
lowest in charges for cemetery
lots. Prices in other towns
range from SSO for eight grave
lots to $730 for 12 grave lots.
The average was about S2OO fori
eight-grave lots. The commit
tee recommended price increas
es for lets in Beaver Hill Ceme
tery, but it was decided to give
the matter a little more study
before a new schedule of prices
is released. The expense of
cemetery operations exceeds the
income, so that prices of lots
will in all probability be in
An application was appro\ oa
to grant a permit to Joseph K.
Swanner to sell beer on premis
es at Joe’s Drive In on North
The Councilmen discussed a
proposed change of the naviga
tion light at the foot of Broad
Street and George A. Byrum i
was instructed to contact the
Coast Guard to see if the light
could be placed at another suit
Consideration was given to re-?
vision of the Town Charter. A
copy of a model charter from
the Institute of Government
will be studied in the expecta
tion that some changes in the
charter will be recommended.
The Councilmen also gave
some consideration to hold two
regular meetings a month in
stead of one. However, the ma
jority of the Councilmen favor
ed one meeting a month and
called meetings if necessary.
During the meeting a letter
was read from Walter M. Wil
kins tendering his resignation as
a member of the Board of Pub
lic Works. The resignation was
accepted with regret.
Councilmen Forehand and
Bunch were appointed by May
or Mitchcner to investigate with
Chief of Police George I- Dail
double parking conditions on
West Gale Street, West Eden
Street. West Albemarle Street j
and South Granville Street. es-|
pecially during church services!
The Councilmen authorized
the Board of Public Works to
install a traffic light at North
Broad and Oakum Streets.
The Finance committee report
ed that enough funds were
found to codify the town's or
dinances and that the fanning
area of the cemetery was rent
ed to W. L. Boswell for another
year at a price of SSO.
The forthcoming bond election
was also considered and it was
agreed to do everything possi
ble to convince voters to cas’
their ballots in favor of the bond
issue. Mayor Mitchener stated
that his car will be available to
haul voters to and from the
polling places, and that voters
will be called on the phone to
remind them to vote. Hand
bills will also be distributed
just prior to the election to
remind voters of the election
next Tuesday. February 16.
George A. Byrum reported
that approximately 125 trees had
been planted to replace some
which have been taken down.
Samuel Lee Cooper was grant
ed a permit to ooerate a taxi
cab for Wilford Jordan.
Chowan Quhs Plan
For District Meeting
meeting. ) Mis. Samuel R Lever
tog. Amt, Virginia, Home Dem
outntiai Chib member of Sur
ry County, will be guest speak
er. Mis. Levering is very active
in United Nations work and
other civic and community ac-
U district meeting will bg
Held at the John A Holmes
High School in Edenton Tues-
By BILL GOODWIN
Edenton Aces and Acelets
handed Perquimans High’s In
dians double setbacks in Albe
marle Conference games played
in Hertford Wednesday night of
The Aces rebounded from
their loss to Scotland Neck the
night before to take a 55-40 de
cision. The Acelets wrapped up
their seventh straight league vic
tory with a 39-25 win.’
The girls’ game started very
slowly, with the score tied at
four-all at the first quarter
mark. The Acelets moved out
in front 16-15 at the half. At
I the end of the third period the
score was tied again, this time
Then Ida Campen, who had
been sidelined with an arm in
| jury since the second quarter,
returned to her guard post.
I Along with Nortna Blanchard
and Mary Ann Hare, she kept
the Squaws scoreless through
, the whole fourth period. In
the meantime the Acelet for
wards put in 14 points to win
Beverly Morgan paced the
Edenton attack with 17 tallies.
Sara Relfe Smith had 12 and
Mary Anne Overton and Sue
Bunch 5 apiece. Peggy Spear
accounted for 18 of Perquimans’
The Aces led 15-9 at tne first
quarter and upped the margin to
30-20 at tiie half. Johnny Phil
lips put in 10 points and Jerry
Toiley 8 in the third period to
pace the Aces to a 50-32 advan
tage at the end of that quarter.
Edenton rode out the lead dur
ing the fourth stanza, in which
they did not score a field goal.
Tolley led the Aces with 18
points. Phillips scored 12, Fred
Britton 8. Bryant Griffin and
Herbert Adams . 6 each, Bill
Goodwin 4. and Bobby Stokely
one. Nixon had 16 for the In
| Lunch Room Menu ]
Menus at the Edenton Ele
mentary School lunch room for
the week of February 15-19 will
be as follows:
Monday: Luncheon meat, cab
bage and carrot salad, sandwich
bread, milk, cheese slices, green
beans and apple pie.
Tuesday: Pork and vegetable
pie. garden peas, grapefruit,
school baked rolls, milk and but
Wednesday: Fish sticks, cole
slaw, cocoanut custard, corn-,
bread, buttered corn, butter and
Thursday: Beef vegetable soup,
peanut butter sandwiches, block
cake, crackers and milk.
Friday: Hamburger, steamed’
rice, gravy, pineapple, * lima
beans school baked rolls, butVer I
Acelets Win Ninth
By BILL GOODWIN
The Edenton Acelets made it
nine in a row Friday night by
defeating the Plymouth Panth
ers 44-43 in an Albemarle Con
ference thriller played in Plym
The Aces dropped their end
of the twin-bill 44-36 to the
The victory by the Acelets
assured them of at least a tie
for first place in the final con
ference standings. Going into
Tuesday night’s game with Per
quimans. the local girls had
compiled a 10-2 season mark
and an 8-7 league record. ‘
The Acelets jumoed out in
front 25-18 at the half. At the
start of the third quarter they
turned on the power to score
10 points while guards Norma
Blanchard, Ida Campen and
Mary Ann Hare were holding
Plymouth scoreless. This burst
gave them enough of a cushion
to weather a late Panther storm
that almost pulled it out of the
Beverly Morgan hit for 23
points - lead the Alcelets. Sara
Relfe Smith added 11 and Mary
Anne Overton 10. Mizelle scor
ed 10 for Plymouth.
The Aces experienced their
worst night in hitting the basket
since the Christinas holidays and
fell behind 24-16 at the ihaU.
They closed, the gap to three
were unable to get any closer.
touTbackboards throughout die
Jerry Tolley took the honors j
™ ftDQ tsryant wmin i
scored 7 each. Bill Goodwin I
RBfrO none wWIWWji WK
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Next Thursday, February **,;
Mat. Helen W. Branford, Assist
ant State- Leader for Negro 4-34
Club Work, will conduct a Want
ing meeting for 4-H Club leaders
and parents in our office at 2:06
P. M. Please make your plans
now to attend this very import
With 4-H Club girls this
month, our demonstration is on
sis On the preparation of a mix-'
ed vegetable salad.” We dis
covered some of the girls had'
“finn eky” appetites. .Most peo
ple need to eat more vegetables.
Five servings of fruit and vege
tables a day is the rule.
Vegetables if properly prepar
ed, taste good and they can
help you look and feel good.
Include in your daily meals one
or more servii.gs (’2 cup) of
green or yellow vegetables or
fruit: one or more servings of a
vitamin C rich fruit or vegetable
like raw cabbage, tomatoes or
leafy greens. Three Vz cups ser
ving of other fruits and vege
tables such as potatoes, beets,
celery, onions, apples, pears, ba
nana, pineapple, etc., to help
complete your day’s needs for
health-protecting minerals and
Food habits are formed early.
Mothers of young children can
help them to like vegetables and
enjoy eating different foods.
Here are some things which may
First you must show the chik’
you like the food yourself.
(2) Many things about eating
are new to your child. He is
learning the difference betweer
liquids and solids; different fla
vors temperatures, textures anr\
colors; how to chew, and how
(to manage himself at the table.
(3) Simply prepared foods are
best for children and adults
alike. Too much seasoning cov
ers itD natural flavors of food
and overstimulates the digestive
(4) Forcing a child to eat may
develop a dislike for certain
(5) Prepare and serve a varie
ty of foods attractively in small
portions. Too large servings
dull the appetite.
(6) Offer only one new food a l
the time and serve only 1 level
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Dies In Norfolk
Mrs. Viola-’Shah.h Bums. S&.
died Wednesday ntgfat at D11:3M»
o’clock on tfac Matrfctlk (Gonwarad
hospital following a tang ifflnasst
She was a native -olf Vynneflii
County tout made her borne ii®
Norfolk for the past *wa yeasst
Surviving arc b«r bstsbacad-
Cec 1 D. Davis, and a ’twdfaar-
Rctoort W. Smith -of UvSctiat'iHia.
She was a, member the Hffllfi
ness Church at N-ortoilfc.
Funeral -services were btold at
the Williford Funeral Brany- Sat
urday afternoon at 2iJW) leolwek-
The Rev. R. -O. ©muon, gutstiw
of the Assemto’y rif <God OswA.
officiated and Imrrial was ii®
Beaver Hill Cemetery.
Palibaqbers were Harry Lassi
ter, Wißter H-eatt-. Hasw-ewd
Harrell. Li.vd Perry. Amdux-w
Hawkins and Jesse Perry.
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