The Chowan Herald |
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
HulDap and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South
thread Street, Eden ton. North Carolina.
j. EDWIN BUFFLAP. Editor
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THURSDAY. MARCH 10. 1960.
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A LIFT FCK TODAY
•k What doth the Lord require of thee, but tc
do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk hum
bly with thy God, —Micah 6:8.
WE FALL SHORT of the glory of God by
choosing the wrong road the end of which is
death. On the right road we shall see the sign
posts of Justice, Mercy and Humility po.nt
ing us to peace with God and man.
Our Father, our world needs to walk in the
way of brotherhood. W e pray that a deeper
spiritual insight may come to us out of the
present suffering of mankind.
All Should Pay
It should be interesting to note that Sheriff
Earl Goodwin reports that delinquent taxes
due Chowan County amount to the stagger
ing sum of $66,495.52. This is a deplorable
situation and one which creates a hardship
and a burden upon those citizens who pay
their taxes like they should.
If the Coun.y had in hand the $66,495.52
due in back taxes it is obvious that a lower
tax rate would, result or possibly many things
done which now go by the board due to lack
It just isn't fair for the great majority of
citizens to pay their taxes and allow a certain
group to go year after year without paying
a just debt and one which affects every tax
payer in the county.
The Commissioners and the Sheriff have
been doing all they can to collect back taxes,
and many cf the delinquents are able to pay
but just do net come across.
The laws have been quite complicated re
garding selling property for taxes, but some
...ethod should be put in force whereby if
a taxpayer continuously refuses to pay his
taxes his property should be sold. It just
don’t make sense for some people to pay tax
es and others not.
It’s said that procrastination is the thief
of time, but it's also a thief of money so far
as Edenton is concerned.
It was learned in Raleigh last week that
had the sewer bond election passed, a contract
let and construction on a sewage disposal
plant begun. Edenton would have risen from
26th place to eighth or ninth on the list ap
plying for federal aid.
In such position Edenton would have stood
a fair chance of securing about $150,000 to
ward the cost of a sewage disposal system.
Previously, tod. procrastination on selecting
a site was responsible for the loss of a sub
stantial amount of federal aid.
The sewer bond eltction was defeated, so
that Edenton is now exactly, except for a site,
where it has been at the outset. Not only
has Edenton lost out on its application f r
federal assistance, but the opinion now is that
the election defeat will have a very unfavor
able influence in its quest for new industries.
Town Council, as well as other organiza
tions. are vitally concerned, and Town Coun
cilmen on Tuesday right went cn record as
favoring an application for a permit to ex
tend the time for dumping raw sewage into
local waters, so Mat another election can be
held on the matter. Os course, all of the
previous preliminary work will be necessary,
so that the chances for federal aid become
dimmer all the time. Many towns and in
dustries along the l Chowan River Basin have
or will soon be involved in diverting raw
sewage from the waters and, of course, ap
plications will go in for federal aid. In that
case Edenton will be shoved further down the
list for federal aid, so that the longer we
wait, the more we are apt to lose federal as
It is the belief that the State Stream Sani
tation Commission has the authority and will
crack down if the demands for pollution
eradication is flouted. However, they ajapar
ently are willing to'go along if some effort
on the part of the town is made to comply
with the mandate.
Town Councilmen are cf the opinion that
if an election is properly held the majority
of voters will vote for a bond issue, thus
eliminating a ruckus with the Stream Sanita
tion Commission and at the same time show--
ing signs of progress.’
4 The best way to get your share of the
wealth of the country is to work hard for it
Most older folks will tell vou that the old
Mys were wonderful, but, if they’re honest.
J4eard <jf -Sran
It’s a crying shame that so few people in
Edenton appreciate good music as was re
flected Friday night when the Concert Band
cf the John A, Holmes High School present
ed its winter concert. I have no relative in
the band, so that there’s nothing personal in
my belief that mere people should attend the
various concerts presented by the band. Tak
ing the parents out of Friday night’s audience
would have left a mere handful of people to
listen to a very gcod program, just as good
or even better than some musk 1 hear over
radio and television. Had a program of rock
n roll trash been on tap or a hillbilly outfit,
the chances are that seats in the auditorium
would have been at a premium. It was a
splendid program. Though not being so well
versed cn music techniques, every boy and
girl in the band, in my opinion, performed
just ab. ut perfectly. My hat s off to em and
their director, Derwood Bray. They all had
spent a great deal of time and effort in per
fecting the program and it's a shame that the
auditorium was less than half full of people
to hear them. Here's one whe’s with the
teenagers for recreation in Edenton. How
ever. the complaint is often made there’s no
place to go. Well, Friday night the teenagers
were conspicuous by their absence at the con
cert and but for the teenagers in the band,
they were few and far between. Then. too.
a preaching mission is on progress this week
at the Methodist Church. That's a place also
that teenagers and older people, too. can
spend a very profitable hour.
I'he Chowan County Commissioners' meet
ing M. nday morning was just about as spirit
ed as one might expect the Edenton Tea Par
ty to have been. Two groups, one seeking
to improve the Court House Green and mov i
ing the Confederate monument to a proposed
parkway at the foot cf Broad Street and the
other opposed to the plan, met head-on in ar
effort to convince the County Commissioners
to give or refuse permission to move the mon ;
unnnl. Neither side can claim a victory, tot
the Commissioners, though not unanimous,
decided to allow the county's voters to de
cide the issue in the Democratic primary
election in May. when county and state of
ficials will be elected. A check has teer.
made with the State Board of Elections and
this procedure is legal. \Y ith some opposition
for county offices already on tap and th
vote on the monument removal should bring
cut a big vote for a change. \\ hile Monday s
meeting was spirited, it also included some
caustic remarks, all of which made the meet
ing more unpleasant than it did pleasant.
Thank God, though, for a town, a state ano
a nation where men and women can express
their views with ut fear of being slapped in
jail, and that haring expressed their views, it
should not necessarily mean that enemies
have been made. Both sides, however, ex
pected the Commissioners to give a definite
answer as to removal of the monument, but
the decision will now be up to-the people in
the entire county who have enough interest
and will pul forth enough effort to go to the
polls and vote cn May 2s.
Raleigh Peele, dean of the County Com
missioners. said he has been a Commissioner
for 20 years and in all that lime he has not
expt rienced so much cc.mmoti, n about any
matter coming before the board. Then after
the groups left the Court House Joe Webb.
|r., came up front to present a matter to the
Commissioners. Joe walked careful as he
pulled up his pants legs. “I want to be sure
1 don't step on anything.” he said.
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Wednesday night of last week the weather
man dumped about three inches of snow in
these parts and but for rain which developed
during the night, we might have been dig
ging out Thursday. It was 33 years ago that
we had a sure ’nuff snow and tor a time
it appeared as though we were in for another
one. It snowed a little Monday night and
as this column (running late) is written about
2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, it is again
snowing. The weather man will fool around
until we get a snow like a leg of us ckm t
Members of Chowan Tribe of Red Men
have a “dutch” dinner once a month, the first
of which was held Monday night. It was a
good ’un, too, and if the boys prepared the
meals themselves their, wives ought to know
about it. for they'd be able to take a little
vacation from the cooking chores. Os course,
three different members are selected each
lime to serve the dinner, so the Lord only
knows what might be in store for the boys
at some subsequent dinners. Anyway, a
goodly number were on hand for the first
onk and nary a compliment was beard.
Speaking about the band at the Rotary
meeting. Bill Rcsevear was wondering why
somebody don’t play a Lochenspiel (what
ever that is). “Well,” piped up one of the
Rotarians. ‘Srau must have German beer to
play one of -hose things.”
mONiUIRMLB. KOKMTOK. MONTH eAMURA. THUMDAX MARCH 10, 1900.
The Taw Os
Tin Oiklwi County Bond
It was a beautiful day for the
County Commissioners’ meeting
always held the first Monday
of each month at nine A. M.
It’s five members took their ap
pointed seats to face one of the
largest audiences ever seen in
historic Chowan County court-1
house in many a day. Standing
room only when I got there.
It was a day when these five;
supposedly brave and elected;
men were to hear arguments i
pro and con for the removal of
the Confederate monument from:
its present location to one of
another. Tempers, tension, and,
personalities were to face each;
other and everyone present ■
knew it would happen and it j
did. The Commissioners seri- J
ous in listening gave their un
divided attention until the last’
voice of either approval or dis
sension had been expressed. Aj
packed courthouse emptied it
self upon the chairman’s assur-i
ance that all would know their |
decision later that day. It
would be only a short dispens-i
ing of routine matters before*
this group cf men would eat
lunch and return in executive,
session to ponder their awaited'
decision. All felt certain of aj
definite answer. Both propan-1
ems and opponents, felt and i
looked relieved when the chair
man made his announcement.
It was five-thirty P. M.. when
the commissioners descended the'
twenty-four steps from upstairs
in the’ courthouse. A majority
of them must have felt relieved
for their decision was to place,
the issue in plebiscite next May.
It was a majority that had voted
to investigate such a possibility. I
It must have been embarrassing
to the chairman to realize he j
tad been placed in a position of!
■raving to back down on hisj
promise to a full courthouse pre-j
viously that the commissioners;
vou Id fulfill its obligation to thej
public and give them a definite;
Yes or No answer to the issue.-
The same day at that
There was a chain of events,
hat led up to the board s de
cision to make its chairman in-.
vesugate the legality of putting
he issue to public vote. In the
beginning a motion was made
py a board iAmber to allow (he
of the monument.
There must have been heavy si
lence as the board sat there
waiting a second to the mo
tion on the floor. Lo and be
rold none was to be heard. I’m
;ure tire chairman must have
thought that even an opponent
.vould second the motion in or
ler to bring the issue to a head
rnd dispense with it once and
for all. Nothing happened, hovv
?ver, so no vote could be called.
Vi this point the chairman en
tertained a motion that was
carried three to one to investi
gate the possibilities of suhmit-
X 'lfluflirTT ■i‘iilr -j- Jk- ijL'
Generation alter generation, farmers have high-speed bottoms ... handy sure-trip safety
heard from their friends and neighbors that standards ... convenience ~. dependability.
John Deere Plows are good plows .. . have Thig John Deere p] ow owners have
bought and been well satisfied ... and passed another reason for satisfaction —quality-
the good word along. built, surface-conditioned, bevel-backed
Owners talk about the light draft of lohn shares at sharply reduced prices.
Deere Wows . . . their wide range oi precise - ,
adjustment... Truss-Frame strength, rigidity, Come in soon for more information on the
and clearance ... the unique soil-condi- many, many reasons why tens of thousands
boning, crop-boosting action of John Deere of farmers prefer John Deere Plows.
■ Jr BSHUn Demand for John Deere Farm Equipment"
Congratulations To Members
standing Work in Chowan
- 1 "’ HHHHHHI Countv.
Hobbs Implement Co., Inc.
GUY C. HOBBS, Mgr. PHONE 3112 EDENTON, N. C
' ting and deciding the issue by
! plebiscite. At this point also
j each member should have rea
• tired that the responsibility of
| their elected office had been'
'ravished, rebuked, and repounc-l
ed by their very own decision. I
J They must now feel that pass
ing the buck had at this mo
:| ment set a precedent and would
j become a terrible error in judg
ment on their part. To save
face all the County Board had
jto do now is place the present
1 j or future issues to public vote
'land thereby escape making the
‘ decision themselves. Little do
I they realize that when May
' i comes they will have to face
l ; the voters in their own cam
; paign and answer how they
stand on moving the monument,
i Well, the road is now paved
and some of the members must
■j have slept well last night rest
tmg in the security of belief
i that they were out of a tight
j spot. Many citizens, however,
< awaked to realize that they had
ito wait until next Monday to
receive a decision that wasn’t
i As I left the courthouse steps
. after talking to some of the
j commissioners I thought how
1 serious the situation really was.
Someone near me uttered the
| word “chicken”. A woman ask
!ed me what it meant. I turner
to her and replied, “Ma’am, it' c
lan old Army expression and
! simply means. ‘No Guts’.”
Sunday Trustee Day
At Kadesh Church
Trustee Day will be observed
at Kadesh A.M.E. Zion Church
Sunday, March 13, with services •
at li A. M., 3 and 7 P. M. i.
, At the 11 o’clock service the
Rev. Sister Clay will preach,
accompanied by her choir and
congregation of Columbia.
I At 3 o’clock the Rev. Mr.!
Ward of Bay Branch A.M.E. j
; Zion Church will preach, ac- j
j companied by his choir and con- i
f The Glee Club cf Edenton I
j High School will sing at 7
) o’clock. i
I Other dignitaries of Eastern
- North Carolina will take an ac- j
j tive part in the affairs of thej
day. The public is invited to
all of these services. I
ROYALS pftj |
PINT jpggjli 1
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oisrittro from grain - so proof U y
CHARLES JACQUIN et Cie. Inc., Phila., Pa.
j By CARLTON PERRY
I Assistant County Agent Harry)
Venters and Carlton Perry, 4-H
leader from the Advance com
munity, recently attended a '3-
day Tractor - Leader Training
School at Raleigh. The school
was sponsored by The American
Oil Company, and was condyCt
-ed by the North Carolina Ajgri-1
cultural Extension Service. TheJ
purpose of the school was to j
teach better methods of tractor!
maintenance to adult 4-H lead-1
ers from Eastern North Carolina.]
They in turn were to pass this I
information on to the 4-H mem-i
bers in their communities. . j
On Monday Mr. Venters and
Mr. Perry had a class which was j
caught by J. C. Ferguson. Mr. j
Ferguson showed the importance |
of the points and plugs and
taught the proper method ofj
setting them. He also showed'
the firing orders •of different j
tractors, and the important part;
the distributor plays in the run
ning of a tractor engine.
That afternoon was spent in
a tractor shop where they were'
able to do what they had been
taught in class.
Tuesday morning classes were
taught by John Glover. He
showed how to set the valves
and carburator on an engine.
That afternoon was spent in the
Tuesday night, there was a |
banquet held at the Union 1
Building, after which each per-*
son was given a ticket to the 1
basketball game that night. )
The last day was spent in re
view of what had been done on
Monday and Tuesday, and each
leader was tested on what he
had learned. Mr. Venters and
, Mr. Perry passed the tests and
j were given instruction booklets
I to enable them to hold classes
for 4-H boys in Chowan County.
j BONDS ORDERED PAID
W. E. Bond. Chairman of the
Chowan County Commissioners,’
lon Monday, was authorized to
pay $23,779.38 on the county’s
! indebtedness. The amount rep
resents school building bonds
• and coupons which fall due on
t April .1.
Big, beautiful, 40" range with built-in griddle!
Matchless all over—automatic ignition US lOW US
on top, oven, broiler. Burner-with-a- dfcrt PA
brain makes any pan automatic. Giant
Balanced-Heat oven—door slips off for
easy cleaning. Drop-door broiler. gi-404 per week
Congratulations To Members
OF 4-H CLUBS
for their outstanding work
in Chowan County
Western Gas Service
204 S. Broad St. PHONE 3122 Edenton, N\ C.
HUNDREDS OF DENTISTS rec
ommend OLAG Tooth Paste.
Buy at the drug store.
HELP WANTED MALE ORj
female in Edenton. No strikes
or lay-offs. A better than i
average income the year'
around. Full or part time, I
men or women. Insevtigate
Watkins Products, Inc., today.
Write 5071, Dept. S-3, Rich
mond, Va. Mar10,17,24pd
FOR RENT TWO-BEDROOM
house in Albemarle Court; as
is $35.00 month. Twiddy In
surance & Real Estate, 103
East King Street, phone 2163.
FOR RENT 7-ROOM HOUSE
and bath, located 5 miles from
Edenton. Has garden spot.
Rent $35 per month. Apply
Gilbert Harrell, Rt. 3. Phone
! WATCH REPAIRING —JEWEL
ry repairing and engraving . . .
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers.
Phone 3525. tfc
PICTURE FRAMING—FOR THI
best in custom . jture framin,
see Jonn R. Lewis at the Edeti
ton Furniture Company. Con*
flete line of moulding tc choost
ft om tfc
FOR RENT OR SALE TWO
and three bedroom houses
Electric stove, refrigerator, hot
water heater. On school bus
route. Terms can be arrang
ed. L. E. Francis, Route 3
Edenton. Phone 3472.
GOOD HOME FOR SMALL
family. Westover Heights.
Very low cost. Fontaine Bout
well. Phone 3561. tfc
FOR RENT TWO-BEDROOM
house at 116 Morris Circle.
Nice, large yard. Phone Mr.
Bunch, telephone 3410.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 3
bedrooms, downstairs. See C.
W. Swanner, 217 East Queen
Street. Phone 2544.
FOR QUICK AND EXPERT
service on your radio and
phonograph, call the Griffin
Musicenter, phone 2528. We
carry a complete line of
Wheel Type end Crawler
Backhoes. Dozers, Trenchers
Crawler Tractors With
Loaders, Landscaping Rakes
FOR SALE—I9S9 PLYMOUTH
4-door, 6-cylinder Plaza with
straight shift. 18,000 miles.
In excellent condition. Good
bargain. Mrs. Clarice Hobow
sky, phone 2066 or 4110. ltc
WANTED SPRING WILD
flowers. Apply 111 West
Queen Street. Phone 2281.
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE—
-708 Johnston Street. Contact
Mrs. Pearl Hughes, 314 West
Queen Street. Mar3tfc
FOR SALE 1959 MODEL
Waste King electric dishwash
er. Used very little. Good
as new. Price S2OO. Apply
Mrs. J. Edwin Bufflap. Phone
2438 or 2221.
FOR SALE FRIGIDAIRE
refrigerator and gas range, in
good condition. Reasonable.
See Mrs. E. E. Harrell at 'l6
Virginia Road or Dial 2580.
Custom Built Homes
Built on your own lot, for only
SI.OO down. $1,695.00 up. Im
mediate financing: small month
ly payments. Health, accident
and life insurance coverage.
Star Homes, Inc., P. E. Cayton,
Representative, 500 Office St.
Phone 3388, Edenton. tfc
GROW YOUR OWN Fruit and
Nuts. Write for Free Copy
illustrated Spring price list,
offering large assortment of
Fruit Trees, Berry Plants,
Grape Vines, Nut Trees, Land
scape plant material—includ
ing Roses. Salespeople want
ed. WAYNESBORO NURSER
IES, Dept Nil, Waynesboro,
FOR RENT OR SALE—2-BED
room house in Albemarle
Court. Stove and refrigerator
furnished’ also floor furnace.
Phone 3122. tfc
SALESMEN WANTED—Be your
own boss. Earn more selling
knows and likes them. Work
part time at start see for
yourself. Vacancy in Chowan
County. Write Rawleigh’s,
Dept NCC-210-16, Richmond,
Va. Mar 3,10,17,24,31 p
BULLDOZER WORK LAND
clearing and dirt pushing.
Phope 2956, Clarence Lupton.
Tor sale r
• Cabbage Plants
• Lettuce Plants
• Onion Sets
• Seed Potatoes
• Complete Line of
E. L. PEARCE. Seedsman
Phene 3833 Edenton
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