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si the Post Ofiice at Edenton. North Carolina,
under the act el March 3.18 W.
Cards o t thanks, obituaries, reeolutkga* o| re
spect. etc., will be chatged for at regular ad*
THURSDAY, APRIL 7. 1960.
A LIFT FOR TODAY
is not here; toe he is risen.—Matt- BA
Christ is risen, Christ the first ffuits of the
holy harvest field, which will of its full abund
ance at his second coming yield.— Wordsworth. -
Almighty God. as we catch the revetalioa of
Jesus in His Resurrection, may we through ttuet
in Thee, say not merely “Christ k risen, but
also *We. too shall rise.
Beginning Os Library V
Wkh the observance of National Library
Week in progress this week, it is appropriate
to publish events leading up to the establish
ment of the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Li
brary, which follow:
In 1720 Colinei Edward Moseley sent to
"The Honorable and most august Society for
the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign
Parts,” a list of bocks which he proposed to
present “towards a Provincial Library to be
kept in Edenton, the Metropolis of North
Colonel Moseley’s gift to Edenton provided
for the second Ihiblic Library in the State, as
a library was already established at Bath
about 1700 by the Reverend Thomas Bray,
With the opening of a public library jn
Edenton. Edenton again Irak its place among
the centers of library service in pur state.
A movement for the purchase apd preser
vation of the Cupola House was sorted in
1014 by an interested group of ckitens, but
nothing ilefinite could he accomplished until
after the end of World War I, at which time,
with Mrs. W. A. Graham, as treasurer, a suf
ficient amount for this purpose was raised
liy popular subscription, the donors to com
prise an association to be known as the Cu->
I*ola House Association. It was proposed that
this building lie used tp house a pgbbc library
anil museum. To prevent any encroachment
and to provide sufficient light the south lot
between the Cupola |louse ¥ aml
building was purchased by Mrs. W. D. Pru
den, Mrs. W. A. Graham and prank Wood
and donated to the association.
On February .1. J 921, the Shepard-Pruden
Library was formally presented. The presen
tation s|x>ech was made by C. S. Vann to the
Town of Edenton and to Chowan County for
the “use ami lienefit of its white citizens, a
gift of SS.(XX) having lieen given by Mrs. An
nie S. Graham in memory of her father. Wil
liam Blount She|Kird; and $5,000 by the fam
ily of W. 1). Prudeu in memory of William
Oosscy Prudeu, as a perpetual endowment.
This was later increased by $6,000 from be
quests of Mrs. W. 1). Pruden and W. D.
Pruden. The County and Town Commission
ers had voted an appropriation for mainten
ance and librarian's salary, which was later
substantially increased. The library was gov
erned by four trustees: Mrs. W. A. Graham,
Mrs. W. D. Pruden, Frank Wood, C. S. Vann
and Mayor Eugene Warren, ex-officio.
At that time the library was the only char
tered institution of its kind on this side of the
Albemarle. It boasted of 5,797‘b00ks on its
shelves or in circulation, these having been
selected by Miss Marguerite Higgs of the
State Department and a well qualified pom
Mrs. S. M. McMullan was selected as first
librarian and served most efficiently in that
capacity and as custodian of the museum, ex
cept for a short period, until 1950. Her aid
to those interested in historical research was
invaluable and during her period of service
the library made wonderful strides. During
her leave of absence the trustees were fortu
nate in securing Miss Elisabeth Copeland of
Ahoskie as librarian.
Mrs. McMuHan’s retirement. Mrs,
C. P. Wales and Miss Harriet Leary have
very ably served as Shepard-Pruden librarians
and custodians of the museum.
Now with a much increased county and
town appropriation, together with State and
federal aid, Shepard-Pruden :U
Mm. Eugenia Babylon as director, con
tinuing to carry out the ncfcle purposes Tor
.hid, it ~s .owrtrf. , ■
Know Wh»t You’re Voting for
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the Herald is anxious to print as much
Bears as possible, but this week, as in some
previous weeks, news reaching the office too
Md* had to be omitted. Because The Her
ald tries to go to press shortly after noon
Wednesday, the general impression has ap
parently developed that Tuesday afternoon
is ample time for copy to reach The Herald
office, regardless of length. This is far from
being the base, for the Herald is not equip
ped to put into type the large amount of
reading matter, together with advertisement
composition in one day. Those who have
activities which can be prepared earlie.
should have in the office by Monday,
giving ai little more time to put into type
and At the same time placed in the first sec
tion printed, thus also relieving the problem
of spin* in the second section. At least six
ajrticles reaching The Herald office Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday morning this week
were obliged to be omitted due to lack of
time and enough equipment and personnel.
The Herald can handle the news articles if
they art received earlier, but those who wait
until Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morn
ing stand a good chance of not seeing the
articles iri print. We hope those who furnish
articles will realize our situation and coop
erate- tu the ex teat of sending in their stories
earlier. We regret that some items were
again left out this week, but we cannot do
more than is humanly possible.
Like me, if you have not noticed, you’ll
find Edenfon has two more historical mark
ers which were just recently installed. One
Is at the Baptist Church property pointing
out Thomas Child and the other is at the Gulf
Service Station, pointing out the Penelope
Barker house. Historical points must be
worth something or the state would not go
to the trouble and expense to erect these
markers for tourists to see.
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I was a very unlucky person last Thurs
day. Lieut. Frank Hughes was pilot of a
plane' which carried a group of newspaper
people from Fort Bragg to Puerto Rico in
observarye of operation “Big Slam.” Frank’s
commanding officer gave him permission to
call a newspaper man from his home town
to make the trip at no expense. Frank,
therefore, called me, but I happened to be
among the group who went to Goldsboro last
* wfek. <*Joslj, what a good trip" T missed, and
here’s a thank-you to Frank for thinking
about me. Wish there could be a rain check.
Ami speaking about the trip to Golds
boro. Edentop vyas scheduled to send 19 rep
resentatives. However, a conference with
an industrial prospect reduced the number
to eight. The eight were George A. Bvrum,
Herbert Hollowed, W. J. P. Earnhardt, West
Bvrum. Jr., Richard Schuman, J. P. Ricks,
J. P. Ricks, Jr., and j. Edwin Bufflap. It
yyas a very worthwhile trip, with speech after
speech having to do with securing new indus
try. even 'including Governor Hodges. Inci
dentally, the Governor referred to the recent
UjHroar following his remarks about the East
not doing anything worthwhile to secure in
dustry. He said he didn’t mean it exactly
like it sounded- but even then it must have
aroused the East if the large crowd present
for the conference was any indication. One
complaint I had with the conference was
that the huge crowd was packed in one large
room for lunch. Now I have an idea of how
canned sardines feel. A fellow had to move
his fork in a perpendicular motion to get food
tq has mouth and if the one next to him hap
pened to move a trifle —well the fork just
missed its mark. It was really too crowded
to enjoy a good healthy belch, after a fellow
was through eating.
Dick Schuman drove his abbreviated auto
mobile to Goldsboro with the two Ricks
“boys’’ pad yours truly as passengers. We
sat just a matter of inches above the high
way, sp that I expected to get sort of a hot
sitting down place. It didn’t materialize,
hoirtver, amj Dick was high in praise of his
small car. He stud he gets a lot of miles
per gallon. He ajso said it is easy to hug
thf line to the left or right, to which Jimmy
Ricks replied. “Yes, and when you see the
center line you can hug your passenger.”
For the most pqrt fishermen had some gooc
sport Saturday, "she Missus and I landed
has amounted to election by minority—for
the reason that only half the qualified voters
*9joto the polls
Anotlwr thing needs to be added. An ig
norant vote is as bad or worse than no vote
jg all. Study the candidates and their plat
forms. Consider their integrity, character,
Measure their ideas in terms of
I fri.inm epoortudsty, and the traditions and
| jftiyjfbs qp phqch the American system of
■nliiitirtrLT-rlit hit Vmilt
T#E CffOWAN HgRALD, EDENTON, WORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 7. 1980,
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FINISHING UP —Scupltor Fritz Behn taps the final touches on two years of work, in Munich,
Germany. The statue is of humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, who was 85 this year.
15 nice speckled perch Satur
day afternoon anti I’ve heard j
about a few catching the lim-1
it Saturday and Sunday. Fish
ing makes me tired, but 1 en
joy it. Which is in Contrast
somewhat with Jack McMul
lan. Going up the creek 1,
spied Friend Jack sitting in
a chair on the bank-near his
home, legs crossed and per
fectly at ease waiting for a
bite. He didn’t have to both
er about moving a boat, fight
ing the wind and the such, so
that if he got tired it must
have been from carrying a
chair from his home to the
At Monday’s meeting the
County Commissioners were
told that one portion of the
welfare budget has already
been prepared. “That’s right,”
said Chairman Winks Bond,
“every year about this time!
we hear about budgets as
regular as clock work.”
A fellow ought always to
have a key to his home, ful
some wives sleep mighty
tight. A certain fellow was
telling me the other night that
he was playing cards with a
group of men and the time
passed more rapidly than lie
realized. When he reached
his home he banged at the
door, yelled to his wife and
kicked up so much fuss it
aroused the neighbors. As a
last resort he went bark down
town, crawled into a pay sta-
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Use a 23-B UNIT PLANTER
Modem as tomorrow, the John Deere 23-B
Unit Planter is a money-maker through and
through. It just can't ke beat for accurate,
low-cost drilling of corn, beans, and many
other seeds. The 23-B is a planter that will
fit right into 'most any farming operation,
large or smalL.You buy this practical planter
in single unite, attach as many units as you
Hobbs Implement Co., Inc.
GUY C. HOBBS, Mgr. PHONE 3112 EDENTON, N. C
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tion telephone booth and call-. <
ed his wife. She heard the
phone ring and answered and '
was told to “please unlock the!)
door so I can get in.” What• <
I don’t quite understand is f
why a wife cannot hear a*
bang at the door but can hear j
that devilish squeak of the ,
floor or step when a fellow ]
is trying to sneak in.
On Sale April 19th
Supporters of the Albemarle
Soil Conservation District and
persons interested in commem
orative stamps will be able to
purchase a • 4-cent water con
servation poster stamp locally
starting April 19, according lo
L. C. Bunch.
Although the Post Office De
partment is printing 120 million
copies of the 3-color water con
servation stamp, the edition may
not last long, Mr. Bunch pre-
DtSTItIID FROM GRAIN - 10 PROOF
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viiVM SAMJ’W'' !
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Kills WIRE GRASS
Problem grasses choke out crops, reduce yields, make extra
cultivating work! Clean up your fields with Dowpon*. It's I
more economical . . . more effective . . . kills grasses, roots I
and all .. . reduces regrowth problems. Will not injure grazing I
livestock if accidentally eaten. Apply in spring or tall betore I
planting, or as a selective spray, or as spot treatment on certain
Come in for your free sample. F.nough Dowpon to spray 225
sq. ft. of problem grass.
•Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company
Jjeary Bros. Storage Company
EDENTON, N« C,
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like (depending on tractor power And tool
bar length) to any to 2-i/4-inch square
"toed bar. It even fits some cultivator rear rigs.
Right now is the time to be thinking about
getting up-to-date planting equipment. Stop
in and see us the next time you're in town.
; We believe you'll agree the John Deere 23-B
is the planter for you..
The stamp is being issued at
Washington, D. C., on April 18,
as a tribute to conservation
farmers and their local soil con-!
servation districts and water- j
“I'm sure that most everyone I
in Chowan County Will want to
buy these colorful and historical’
stamps when they go on sale!
here,” Mr. Bunch said.
Those who are interested in a
first-day cover, a souvenir enve
lope, can mail addressed enve
lopes plus a money order or
certified check for the number
of stamps required to the post
master at Washington. D C..j
who will place the water con
servation stamps on the enve
lopes, cancel with a special can
cellation mark used only on that
day and at that place, and mail
as addressed anywhere hi the
country, Mr. Bunch pointed out.
The rich man is not one who
is in possession of much, hut one
who gives much.
—St. John Chrvsostone.
Education Night At
White Oak School
The annual Physical Education
Night Program will be present
ed at White Oak Consolidated
School Thursday night, April 14,
at 8 o’clock. Student repre
sentatives from each grade in
the school will perform some
stunt or present some activity.
The scope of the program this
year will include rhythmic ex
My Handcock Seed Peanut Sheller ha*
been completely rebuilt and is in first
class mechanical condition.
WE ARE NOW READY TO START
SHELLING SEED PEANUTS!
We will have for sale all types of Seed
Peanuts at competitive prices.
We have also been appointed as local
agent for Dixie Fertilizer Company. ,
You Know The Handcock Sheller
You Know There Is None Heller!
LOUIS A. CHAPPELL
PHONE HERTFORD 5821
I HUNDREDS OF DENTISTS rec
ommend OLAG Tooth Past*.
Buy at the drug store.
HELP WANTED—WANTED AT j
once man or woman to sup-1
ply families with Huwleigh
Products. Consumers write us.
for Product. Can earn SSO
weekly part time —$100 and up!
full time. Write Rawleigh’s, I
Dept NCD-210-1, Richmond.'
HELP WANTED MADE OR
female in Edenlon. No strikes
or lay-off. A better than av
erage income the year around.
Full or part time, men or 'wo
men, Investigate Watkins Pro
ducts. Inc., today. Write 5071,
Dept. S-3. Richmond, Virginia
SALE ENDS APRIL 11
Craftsman DeLuxe Rotary
Mower with grass-leaf catch
er, Was $89.70. Now $82.20.
I Rears Catalog Sales Office.
| FOR SALE INTERNATIONAI.
T tractor in excellent condi
! tion, George E. Privott, phone |
3981, Kdenton. ltp
FOR RENT—TWO, THREE OR
four-room furnished apart
i rnents. Reasonable rent to re
sponsible persons. See them
at 219 East Queen Street.
Phone 2581 or 2215. Aprttf
THE RCG SHOP SPRING
cleaning time. If you have
any upholstery or draperies
t to be done, also upholstery
i and rug cleaning, phone 3717.
i A pr7.14.21,28c
TOR RENT ATTRACTIVE-!
house, 116 Morris Circle. Large j
yard. Phone Mr. Bunch 3410.1
AprT, 14.21.28 c !
GROW TOUR OWN FRUIT—
Free on request—new 56-pg.
Planting Guide Catalog in
color offering Virginia’s larg
est assortment —fruit trees, nut
trees, berry plants, grape vines
and landscape plant material.
Salespeople wanted. Waynes
boro Nurseries. Dept. Nil, 1
PROTCCT YOUR HOME—GET
a free estimate on exterminat
ing coss. Phone 3170. W. R.
West, licensed exterminator.
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BULLDOZER WORK LAND
clearing and dirt pushing.
Phone 2956, Clarence Lupton.
FOR SALE OR RENT AN
ideal home for small family.
Very low cost. Contact Mrs.
T. R. Botitwell, phone 3561.
• Cabbage Plants
• Lettuce Plants
• Onion Rets
• Complete Line of
pressions, story plays by music. ~
and minuets. Other presenta-,
tions will be stunts, tumbling <
acts, indoor relays and indoor |
An added feature will be a t
door prize given to some family !
The sponsors, Mrs. E. W. Paul
and C. L. Fay ton, invite the;
public and all patrons of the.
school to be present at this pro->:,
gram for an evening of enter-,
WATCH REPAIRING JEWEL
ry repairing and engraving . . .
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers.
Phone 3525. tfc
best In custom picture framing
see John R. Lewis at the Eden
ton Furniture Company. Com
plete line of moulding to choose
SALE ENDS APRIL 11— DAVID
Bradley Chain Saw. 20-inch,
$159.00. 26-inch, $169.00. See
at Sears Catalog Sales Office.
FOR RENT OR SALE—2-BED
room house in Albemarle
Court. Stove and refrigerator
furnished: also floor furnace.
I Phone 3122. tfc
FOR QUICK AND EXPERT
service on your radio and
phonograph, call the “Griffin
Musicenter, phone 2528. We
carry a complete line of
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.
FOR SAIJs , 1959 MODEL
Waste King electric dishwash
er. Used very little. Good
as new. Price S2OO. Apply
Mrs. J Edwin Bufflap. Phono
2438 or 2221.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 3
bedrooms, downstairs. See C.
W. Swanner, 217 East Queen
Street. Phone 2544,
SALE ENDS APRIL 11 ALL
Porcelain Auto Washer. Was
$284.95. Now $229.95. Match
ing Electric Dryer. Was
$204.95. Now $164.95. To
gether were $489.90, Now
$374.90. Sears Catalog Sales
Office, Edenton. ltc
WE INSTALL AND FINANCE
aluminum triple track storm
windows. Only $15.95 per
window complete. Colonial
Furniture Company, Edenton.
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Wheel Type end Crewler
Backhoee. Dosert, Trencher*
Crawler Tractor* With
Loidtrfi Landscaping Rakaa