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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1960
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A LIFT FCR TODAY
What will ve that I shall do unto you.—Matt.
man’s deep longings find in Christ their su
preme realization for there nas never been a
need unmet by Him.
We thank ihes, O Lord, for th* compassion
and omnipotence of Thine Only Begotten Son
who came to earth that we might have salvation
The Voters Have Spoken
Tuesday Edenton’s electorate by a majority of
33 votes defeated a proposed $557,000 bond issue
for the purpose of constructing a sewage d.s
posal plant and to make other necessary exten
sions. The most unfortunate aspect of the e.ec
tion is that less than half of the voters excr
eted their American privilege and duty to go
to the polls to register their wishes in the elec
tion. Only 609 ou of 1,481 eligible voters show
ed enough interest to go to the polls to cast a
ballot on an issue in which all voters shou.d
have expressed their wishes.
Opposition to tho bond issue developed and as
a climax a handbill expressing opposition was
distributed the day before the election Too
pamphlet was signed by “Citizens Committee,''
apparently a group who desires their names to
be unidentified. Whether or not this handbill
had any affect upon the election result is a
moot question, but many in favor of the bond
issue expressed the opinion that it was an under
handed way to fight the issue.
At any rate the majority of voters cast ballots
against the bond issue, and the majority of vot
ers placed town officials in office. Tnese offi
cials, of course, wiil be obliged to abide by Tues
day’s decis.on whether it is favorable or unfav
orable for the town. To be sure, a sewage ds
posal plant is a step in the direction of ji.o
gress and progress in any avenue of business
Some of the opposition to the bond issue was
that it was not presented in the proper manner,
and that a certain amount of secrecy prevailed
relative to payment of the bonds and the effect
it would have on tho tax rate.
However, th bond issue was defeated and the
information is that if Edenton will not construct
a sewage disposal system, the State Stream Sani
tation Commission has authority and will con
struct one with the Cost passed on to the tax
payers. This is also questioned by some Edenton
voters, so that about all that remains to be done
is to wait and see.
Sign of Progress
Since the Edenton Woman’s Club some time
ago announced a project to improve the Court
House Green and construct a parkway at the
south end of Broad Street, some oppos.tion has
Most of this opposition apparently is directed
to the proposed removal of the Confederate mon
ument from the Ccurt House Green to a park
way which will greatly enhance the appearance
of Edenton's waterfront. Most of the objection
to removing the Confederate monument tends to
emphasize desecration of the memory of soldiers i
for whom it was erected.
When the monument was erected in 1905 the
probability is that the Court House Green was
the most appropriate site. However, the pro
ject of the Woman's Club is to greatly improve
the appearance of the Green and with the re
moval of the monument to the parkway, it would
attract far m ' ; attention and be viewed by
many more people than at the present site
The Herald .".mot sen.se any degree of dese
cration in removing this monument, for there are
TV) bodies under it. Nor is it the purpose of
Woman’s Club members to be guiltv of desecra
tion. In fact members of the Woman’s C'uh are
relatives of many men who rave their I ves in j
the service of their country, just, as much so as
those who oppose the removal of the monument i
in the name of desecration.
To he sure, the Green has not the same ap
pearance it had in Colonial days, and to make
it a place of beauty and attractiveness seems to
be in the direction of progress. It is one of
Edenton’s natural resources, and one which could
be made to more deeply impress the many visit-
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My hat's off to the girls' basketball team at
John A. Holmes High School which has for the
first time won the Albemarle Conference cham
pionship. Now they will enter the tournament
for higher honors and here's one who hopes they
continue to win. Though 1 cannot recognise
most of the girls in uniform, the team, coached
by Miss Colleen Ward, includes the following:
Sara Relfe Smith. Mary Ann Overton, Beverly
Morgan. Norma Blanchard. Ida Campen. Mary
Ann Hare. Nettie Lassiter. Carol Phelps. Sue
Bunch, Barbara Layton. Betty Jo Webb, Frances
Swam and Phyllis Twrddy. Go to it, gals!
Some Edcntonians will remember the Maroon
family «ho lived in Edenton about 25 or *t'
years ago. Well, one of ’em, Fred Maroon, is i
now a tiee lance pho.og.apner with a studio in
Washington, D. C, A pietuie taken by Mr Ma
roon is on the cover ot the current issue of
Holiday Magazine and also includes a feature
siory Alabama by Mr. Maroon.
Ocns.derable activity is going on in the Eden
ton harbor with the government now dredging
a deeper channel. Tho harbor is full of boats, !
pipes and machinery, so that the other day a
teiiow asked Col. Bill Rosevear if they were
"rilling for oil back of his house.
Hiram Mayo and 1 have a crow to pick with
the weather man. Last Friday-was a very pleas- (
ant day and at the basketball game Friday night, «
I says. “How about going fishing in the morn
ing?" Hiram replied, ''tire thing, I think we
can catch some " But Saturday morning it seel
ed. snowed and rained, so that Hiram called to
say, “Let's call it off —1 just can't take it." I
was of the same opinion, hut warred for Hiram
I to yield ground first. Anyway, I'm about fed
up with this bad weather just about every Sat
urday aftormnin. And, I’ve got the merchants
on my side.
Harry Smith usually plays the piano at the
Rotary meetings, but he always takes off his
glasses when he parks in front of the piano.
One of the Rotarians last week asked why he
, ’wa\ akes off '.is glasses when playing the
piano, and Harry replied: “I don't want to see
what I'm doing.” Anyway, ho can make a piano
talk and often drowns out some sotry singing
on the part of Rotarians.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hollow-ell have adopted
another ha by. a daughter. Frances Scott Hollo-
J well. Herbert celebrated on Monday and sent a
handfull of cigars to The Hr raid office for the
boys to smoke in celebration of the newcomer.
They were good ’uns. too, so here's hoping Mr.
and Mrs. Hollow-ell will be happy with the new
addition to , _-ir family.
Charlie Overman wont bird hunting with B. E
Grant. Bo rtie .ATounty s county agent, one day
iast week. A quail suddenly appeared on the i
seen" and was stying away front Charlie, who
Shot two times, but the bird never stopped 'I
Sort of disgusted. Charlie sa d to Grant, "I shot i
at that bird two times, but it kept on flying."
“Weil,’' said Mr. Grant, “you must have missed
j People who parked their cars on Broad Street j
I had little peace lzM Thursday afternoon. Boy
l Scouts filled town and county offices and the j
i “polite" did a land office business. A car could .
not stand m front of a red meter but a few sec- ’
ends until the “cops" had a tag ready. Why, j
they even tagged one of the police cars. Any- «
way. the hoys apparently enjoyed serving a? of
ficials for half a day and maybe in future years
some of 'em might be in the very same offices—
j Walter Bond on Monday took the oath of of- ■
tVe as a justice of the peace for Edenton Town
ship. King appointed by Judge Chester Morris.
Gosh, 1.1 have to be more careful how I talk to
him now or I II be liable to hear “$5 and costs.”
ors no come to Edenton. A park, too, at the
foot of Broad Street could also attract many
more tourists as it would stand out in the dis
tance coming down Broad Street.
Members of the Woman's Club have demon
strated that they are vitally interested in Eden
ton's historic sbr» s and the town's welfare, and
one cannot doui.l but that their only interest is in j
| improving the Court House Gtren and providing I
■ a parkway on Broad Street is to make Edenton
j more beautiful and more attr.-'tive to the many
tourists who come here and the many more who
can be attracted. The tourist business cannot j
be minimised and this project appears to be a j
step in the db-ection of progress.
One of Edenu.i’s failures m the past is that I
too little attention has been given to its his- -
torical heritage, '
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- THE EDITOR
As one who is very much in
terested in the town at Edenton,
I am writing to you in regard
to the moving ot "the monu
I feel that this is a most im
portant step to improving as
well as beautifying the town.
By moving this monument “we”
will be giving it a place where
it can be revered alone in a
place of beauty. The removal of
the monument would not be Vio
lating foe sanctity of the dead.
No one is buried these.
Progress means change and!
we ail must accept that fact. I
Time marches on. Had 1 been
one of the people who had this
monument erected many years
ago and knew the beautiful plan
which has bc-n proposed tor this
shrine. I belie-e I would en
dorse it 100*9.
The monumert erected at the
foot of Brv d b.reet would be a
’ beckoning beacon to any tour
ist who entered Edenton from
the north. A monument in such
a commanding position would j
provide a point for thej
mile long vista of Broad Street j
,The size of this “parkway" is 34]
feet, wide by 162 feet long and
since the base of the r -nument
is or> 6 feet square, the park
w-ay is obviously large enough!
for rr> even larger monument
The brick paved plaza around
the monumen, with the State
Flag. Ar -ri an Flag. Regimen
tal Flag and Confederate Flag
at t l « four comers of the plaza,
the tandscai ~ig of the entire
area as shown by the proposed
plan, would greatly enhance the
set«ing of t’ e Cupola house and
the f' ker house.
T i nking in terms of the eco
nomic future of Edenton. we
must take advantage of the his
torical potential a. ound us. We
are so fr miliar with the histori
cal homts and buildings that we
-anmot realize their value. TThey
are our natural resources. Tour
.sts must be fed, lodged, their
cars serviced, etc. Not many of
us realize Cat tourists dollars
released into the community
cou' represent a sizeable indus
If we are to utilize our his
torical heritage, we mtist begin
soniewhertv Vhat better begin
ning than the Community Plan-
Cu amittec project?
Yours very truly,
Mrs. J. D. Elliott
READY TO HELP
1 am in full syrnpihv with
the sentiments expressed bv the
Rev. James Machenzie in his
letter to you regarding the need
, for recreational facilities for.the
j youth cf this area.
I We Catholics are most anxious
to cooperate in any program that
aims at helping young people
! grow up to become responsible
Ilaw-abidtng citizens. For that
reason we have given serious
consideration to making avail
abl- the recently restored base
ment of St. Ann's Church as a
reoration area. A committee of
members will be happy to mee
with at — interested group to de
termine if the basement will be
suitable for skating or any oth
er activities and war 1- out the
details cf supervision, upkeep
Those interested in this worth-
I while project for youth are in
vited to contact the pastor of
St. Ann's. Father Hill, by call
ing the rectory: 2617 to inspect
the facil tie® offered and discuss
j the details A their use if ac
“Why is an hour glass made
- small in the middle ”
* 'To show the waste of time.”
j Edenton Voters
. Defeat Bond Issue
Continued from Page I—Section 1
wise and premature, and that
the state will not force Edenton
to wreck its economy unless and
until all the other communities
are ready or able to comply, and
further make Edenton the “anti
pollution goat." The circular
caused considerable comment
and efforts were made to learn
who composes the “Citizens
Committee.” However, so far as
the writer can learn, the com
mittee is just as much of a
mystery as it is to anybody
Mayor John Mitch Oner was
disappointed over failure of the
i bond issue to be approved, and
I alter *he election he had this to
‘Today the people of Edenton
voted and exercised their Am
erican privilege of free voting.
The governing bodies elected by
this same people will abide by
Mayor Mitchener also stated
i that the town will pay for pla
cards and handbills distributed
to urge passage of the bond is
sue, and that if the bill for the ;
, circulars distributed by the Ci-
I tizens Committee is presented to
| Town Council, he will approve
lit for payment, for both were
used in an election for which
all the taxpayers are involved.
As The Herald understands it,
i Town Council has the privilege i
to call another election on the j
issue. If the second election j
is defeated, then the State |
Stream Sani'ation Commission I
is vested with authority to ap
ply to the court to have a sav
age disposal plant constructed •
to prevent dumping raw sewage
into Leal waters.
Just what action Town Coun-i
cilia ill take has not been de-!
cided so close on the heels of
the defeat of the bond issue.
Ripple Caused In
Continued from Page I—Section "
election ot these members by
popular vote instead of appoint
ment by the Representative. Mr.
Byrum complied with this re
quest so t 'at the voters will
choose the members.
While very few of the county
officials have made any state
ments as to whether .hey will
seek re-election, it is the belief
that practically all will again
seek re-election. However, Ra
leigh Peele, oldest member c
the Board of County Commis
sions, has stated that he defi
nitely will not be a candidate
Offices to be filled in the elec
tion will be Representative,
treasurer, County Commission-
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Heart Disease No. 1
Killer In Chowan
Continued from Page 1. Section 1
•percent of all deaths.
Tfc*- next three leading causes
of death in Chowan County af
ter the heart and blood vessel
diseases, according to the official
source, were: Cancer, accidents
“Notwithstanding the pre-emi
nence of heart fatalities, medical
science has made impressive
gains in the fight against the
heart and blood vessel diseas
es,” Dr. Bond pointed out. “Im
proved diagnosis of the heart di
seases in recent years, spectacu
lar advances in surgery, and
new, effective methods of treat- j
ment and care have made it j
possible for thousands of chil-!
dren and adults afflicted with I
various forms of heart and blood
vessel disorders to continue liv-1
i g happily and productively to-'
j “M. v ? progress has been made
in com. Ming the heart diseases
through research, education and
community service programs in
the past 30 years than ever be
fore,” Dr. Bond observed. “The
nz .ion’s most prominent cardiol
ogists are in agreement that, if
medical research reduced heart
j disease among young and middle
] aged persons and, eventually, to
the wholesale prevention and
j control of cardio-vascular dis
“Re “arch is the primary ob
jective of the Heart Association’s
I program,” Dr. Bond said. “Dur
j ing P* past ten years, more
i than 4u,000,000 Heart Fund dol
lars have been channeled into
research to find the underlying
causes of the major forms of
cardiovascular disease,- and to
develop new means of preven
tion and treatment. The pub
lic,” he sa.J, “can speed re
search and increase progress by
, giving generous’y to the Heart
Fund—our Number One defense
against heart disease.”
All who have not contributed
to the Heart Fund are urged to
do so at once.
RotfeTt A. Perry Dies
After Long Illness,
Robert A. Perry, 64, died Sun
day night at 8:45 o’clock in Cho
wan Ho=-c’tal following,.a long
’lness. -\e was a i.itive of Cho
wan County and lived at Tyner.
He was a carpenter and served
in the U. S. Navy in W "id
Vt zr I.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
uonnie M. Perry; two .ons, Em-
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9.0. Box 504
mery Perry of Tyner and Hay-'
wood Perry of Hertford; three j
daughters, Mrs. Hilda M. Koontz
of N rfolk, Mrs. Mary F. Pierce
f Elizabeth City and Mrs. Lil-j
lie M. White of California; two
brothers, Raleigh Perry and Joe'
Perry, both of Hertford; a sister, j
Mrs. Jen'S Byrum of Edenton
In Pine Grove
North About 2 Edenton
Pink, masonry construsgp>n.
rooms, living room, dining room, kitchen,
utility room on rear porch, central heat,
air conditioning. Nic#lm with trees,
shrubbery, barbecue pit; paved driveway
and carport. Practically new condition.
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buy at $13,500. Inspection by appoint
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STRAYED MEDIUM SlZe|
brown dog with some black
hair. F' ;k eyebrows. An
swers to Alfred. Has collar
with license and rabies tag.
Missing since February 6th.
Mrs. Charles Wood, phone
house, 205 West Second Street.
Call Larry Knox, phone 3194.
HELP W/'jTED AT ONCE—
Rawleigh Dealer in Chowan
County. Write Rawleigh’s,
Dept. NCB-210-7, Richmond.
WANTEt) SOMEONE TO
take over payments on used
modem bedroom suite. Dou
ble dresser, mirror, - bookcase
bed, chest, inne-spring mat
tress, box springs, 2 lamps, 2
pillows. AH only $6.00 per
month. Colonial Furniture Co.
FOR RENT OR LEASE—ALBE
marie Restaurant, motel and
filling station. U. S. 17 south
three miles from Edenton. Call
W. S. Riggs, Elizabeth City.
Night 4? 17; Day 7717.
MAN OR WOMAN FOR CITY
of Edenton. Sales and deliv
eries. 4-6 hours per day. Al-,
so will consider older men 50-
75. Write Box 5071, Dept S-3
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Wheel Type and Crawlee
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1 and lV grandchildren.
Y Fimevjd' services will be held
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FridShNernoon at 2:30 o'clock,
i The Frank Foresqua, pas- 1
:jr fir Center Hill Methodist
Chu WV officiate and burial
'willHU the l&mily cemetery
in tiß Tyner section.
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water heater. ■ -On school bus
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Edenton. Phone 3472.
FOR fcENT OR SALE—2-BED
room < house in Albemarle
Court. Stove and refrigerator
furnished- also floor furnace.
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