AROUND THE FARMS
«S»IN CHOWAN COUNTY
I By C. W. OVERMAN. Cbowm CotuUv A sent (
Camelias ' and Auto At*
Good Pla&ta Fo» Tta Hon*;
Grounds. We had a rough win- j
ter and lots of us didn’t get a!
chance to plant camelias and
azaleas. There’s still time.
April is a good month to plant
camelias and azaleas that have
been heeled in or grown in
Not everybody has a suitable
place for growing camelias and
azaleas. Select a location that
I is: (1) Well drained —water in
. soil needs to drain away quick
ly as well as surface water; (2)
partially shaded (north side of
house or underneath pines is
idea); (3) protected by a wind
break. Sasanquas are happy in
full sun if provided with ade
quate moisture during droughts.
\ There are azaleas for any part
*©f the state. If hardy camelias
aW selected and if given shade
and a wind break (hey will
Stand 10 deg.F. or even lower.
Ask your local nurseryman or
neighbors which varieties are
hardiest in your county.
Azaleas are usually planted in'
■beds. Prepare beds by working
into soil a 3 to 4 inch layerl
of rotted sawdust, woodsmold,'
peat moss or other forms of or-|
ganic matter. Also work in 2
to 3 pints per 100 sft. ft. of |
garden fertilizer. Set plants!
with 1 to i inches of ball above
- ground. Mulch entire bed with
f pine straw, shavings, corn cobs,
For camelias: (1) Dig holes
2 ft. wide and 8 in. deeper than
root ball, (2) fill bottom of hole
with garden soil and pack, (3)
place plant in hole and leave
% of ball above ground level
(allows for settling), (4) Remem
ber, more camelias die from be
ing too deep than from any oth
er cause, (5) pack around ball a
mixture of L> organic matter
and Vi garden soil, (6) mulch
6 in. deep with pine straw or
thin layer of finer material, (7)
water, and water once a week
during dry weather
Fertilize as new growth
starts garden or special
azalea-eamelia fertilizer at the
rate of 2 to 3 pints per yOO sq.
ft. Apply another application in
• June if needed. Don’t add ma
terials to make soil more acid
unless you have soil analyzed.
Yellow leaves with green veins
usually indicate poor under
ground drainage, nematodes or
Spray with malathion to con
trol lace bugs and red spider.
Use at least two applications, 7
days apart. Several applications
will help control scale—oil may
also have to be used for scale.
*ollow directions on container.
4 Strawberry Plants Need Mulch
ing. Plants that will produce
this year should have been
mulched when the plants were
dormant, but if you failed to do
this you will find it desirable
to work some pine straw or
small grain straw down between
the plants now. This mulch
will help to keep the fruit
clean. During freezing weather
you can protect the blooms by
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irrigation, wax paper cover or
straw. Check your strawberry
bulletin for details.
On Strawberries Just Set.
Don’t Forget To Keep The
Blooms removed. About two
trips over the planting should
■take out all of the flower stems.
Fruit on those young plants re
gards the growth erf runners and
thus reduces the main crop next
year. Better keep the weeds
out; it is easier to start early
and keep the planting weed
free. Also add about a level
teaspoonful of a 16% nitrogen
or its equivalent around each
plant. This should be applied
about two inches from the
Those New Bunch And Mus
cadine Grape Roots you just set
should have the wire trellis up
ready for that new growth. Re
member you need only one
trunk. If the trellis isn’t built
be sure and put a stake near
the plant and train the new
cane up the stake.
Blueberry plants can actually
have too many fruit buds. Each
bud you see in the dormant
state is a group of flower buds.
Most varieties can mature about
four buds on each fruiting shoot.
The excess buds can be remov
ed by rubbing .them off. Try
to space the remaining buds.
Starter Solutions Pay Good I
Dividends In Vegetable Growing.
In a recent experiment testing
the value of a starter solution
on peppers research workers
found that $3.23 worth of starter
solution resulted in an increase
in yield of 4.37 tons and in
crease in gross returns of $218.50
per acre. This means a profit
of $215.27 for using the starter
solution. Not only were total
yields increased but • the early
harvests were greater as well.
Home gardeners wanting heavy
yields and early yields would
certainly profit by using starter
solutions when transplanting
Deppcrs, tomatoes and eggplants.
Best results were obtained with
starter solutions that were high
in phosphorus and completely
water soluble such as 10-52-17,
6-25-15, and 5-40-0.
Planter Hopper Method of Ap
plying Seed-Furrow Treatments
for fungicide mixtures is not
recommended by the N. C. Agri
cultural Extension Service, the
reason being that the material
does n °t get properly placed in
a sufficient amount to do enough
good to justify its cost.
There are some special appli
cators made which are on the
market but these are not rec
ommended as yet. • In applying
soil fumigants, fungicides and
insecticides to the soil, I sug
gest that you follow the prac
tices recommended in the Ex
tension Service bulletins and
other publications. These are
the methods that have proven
successful and have given good
The rich have a cloak for
their ills, but poverty is trans
parent and abject.
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDBNTON, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. APJUL 21, IMP.
ECC Students Benefit By Scholarships
Pictured above are seven East Carolina College coeds who received four-year scholarships
awarded by Congressman Herbert C. Bonner, also pictured here. The students received the scholar
ships when they were freshmen. All of them are now seniors with outstanding records. Left
to right are Janie Rollings of Bethel. Frances Davis of Pantegp, Anne Taylor of Como. Congress
man Bonner, Mollie Biggs of Williemston, Patricia Reel of Elizabeth City, Jackie Harrison of Ply
mouth and Leigh Dobson of Edenion.
Negro Home Demonstration News.
Jty MRS. ONNIK S. CIIAKI.TON, County Netfrn Home Economics Agent
Sunday, April 24, at 3:30 P.
M., Home Demonstration Club|
members, their families and j
friends will meet at Providence
Baptist Church for a Spiritual!
Service as part of their observ
ance of National Home Demon-!
stration Club Week. F. H. La-:
Garde will deliver the message.
The choirs of the church, led byj
Mrs. W. M. Burke will render
music. The public is invited.
Mrs. Bessie B. Ramseur, Home
Economics Specialist, will con
duct a training school for home
demonstration conservation lead
ers and women 4-H club leaders,!
Tuesday, April 20, at the Brown-!
Carver Library at 10:00 A. M.
Home '■ Demonstration Clubs j
wih take the lead in sponsoring!
clean-up campaigns I lie difl
ferent neighborhoods. Are you|
satisfied with the progress you
have made in the past year, as!
far as sanitation is concerned?
Sanitation means cleanliness.
It takes in cleanliness in the
home, around fV,e home and in
n-yW-ruiru-i /M-, i i -jiruini—
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..The 435 DIESEL!
.Watch your costs shrink, profits climb—when
you pile your row-crop and utility work on
this stout-hearted, fast-working money maker.
It combines Diesel economy with famous
John Deere heavy-duty construction for long,
dependable service. ;
t~ The “435” specializes in handling the com
plete farming job with drawn, power-driven,
and 3-point tools for tillage, planting, culti
vating, harvesting, haying, and chore work.
The ultra-thrifty electric-starting General
Motors 2-cycle engine delivers approximately
32 belt horsepower—lo per cent more than
“430” Gasoline Tractors. Transmission gear
ratios provide approximately 12 per cent
faster speeds than the “430” Row-Crop Util
Hobbs Implement Co., Inc.
GUY C. HOBBS, Mgr. PHONE 3112 EDENTON, N. C
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■ Serving Your Farm Equipment Needs Is 3 ».i t h Us H
'! Are you aware of how ex
| pensive unsanitary conditions
■ can be? There are many peo
ple suffering and dying from 1
i diseases caused by unsanitary
•i conditions. Is your home free
! from rats, mice, roaches, flies,'
| mosquitoes, dust, dirt and other
household pests? Do you have
a good sanitary toilet?
Take a look at your home and
surroundings now. Get your
home and surroundings thor- j
oughly clean —enter the clean
up campaign, and keep clean.
We owe it to our families to
! have a chance to grow uo in a i
: Clean home, which gives them a i
! better chance of tile best of
STRAWBERRIES TOPIC AT i
i ADVANCE CLUB'S MEETING
j Strawberries were the high-,
light of the Advance Home Dem- 1
; onslralipij Club's meeting April
14, when it met at the Com
. rnunity Building for its monthly
With strawberry season just
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ity. Efficient power and exceptional thrift in
fuel make the “435” outstanding for big work
capacity at minimum cost. _—*
I.ow construction gives the “435” excellent
stability, yet it has 21-inch crop clearance.
Wheel treads are adjustable'for every prac
tical need. I.oad-and-Depth Control, with the
3-point hitch, makes possible a steady-paced,
economical tillage job without downshifting:
Regular equipment includes Touch-o-matic
hydraulic control, 3-point hitch, manual steer
ing, 4-speed transmission, and transmission
driven power take-off (stub shaft extra). 5-
speed transmission, continuous-running PTO
(560 or 1000 rpm), fenders, and Float-Ride.
Seat are optional.
around the corner, the demon
stration gave some new and tasty
ideas of ways to use strawber
ries. Strawberries are also a
good source of Vitamin C.
j During the business session of
j the meeting ciub members dis
! cussed buying some new chairs
for the Community Building.
I Members were also asked to get
. started on the cancer drive in
,' the community. Announcements
i made for meetings coming up
! included the recreation training
, school April 25-27.
i The 'meeting adjourned with
the hostess serving refreshments
.'and along with this each member
, sampled the strawberry dessert
| Miss Pauline Calloway had
■ made during the demonstration.
| ! Advance, Beech Fork and
] Center Hill Home Demonstration
.Clubs were congratulated for
, 1 paying up 100% on the Head
quarters Building in Raleigh.
j Lunch Boom Menu"]
' Menus at the John A. Holmes
High School lunch room for the
week of April 25-29 will be as
: Monday Weiners, weiner
rolls, pork and beans, cabbage
and carrot salad, cup cakes, but
ter and milk.
Tuesday— Tuna fish, salad on
lettuce, salted crackers, garden l
peas and carrots, cheese slices,*,
biscuits, butter, apple pie and |
Wednesday Corn beef with
gravy" and potatoes, green string I
beans, biscuits, gingerbread, but
ter and milk.
Thursday Chicken pan pie, .
succotash, buttered sweet pota
toes, bread, Harvard beets, j
cookies, butter and milk.
Friday Barbecue pork, cole
slaw, cornfield peas, cornbread,
butter and milk.
Should Be Experienced
The very rich man was inter
viewing an applicant for the job
as his personal valet.
“You may have trouble with
me,” he said. “I have a wood
en leg, a glass eye. a toupee, an
artificial arm and false teeth.”
“That won’t bother me," re
plied the applicant. “I used to ;
be on the assembly line at Lock- j
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Minutes Os County],
Board Os Education
April 4, 1960 i
The Chowan County Board ofii
Education held its regular ineet-| |
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ing, Monday. April 4, 1960, at
10 A. M. The following mem
bers were present: Sherlon C. I
L Layjon, Garland Asbell. Mrs. FJ
'A. Ward, Marvin Evans and U.J
B. Potter. Garland Asbell. act-!
| ing chairman, called the meeting
10 order by having the secretary
■ read the minutes of the previous
meeting. The minutes as read
were adopted by a motion made
by Mr. Layton, seconded by Mr. I
'Evans and duly carried.
| The County Treasurer and Lo
cal School Fund Treasurer’s re
ports for March were presented.
! These reports were adopted by
a motion made by Mr. Evans,
seconded by Mr. Layton, and
The bills for the month of
March were read by the secre
tary, and a motion was made bv
Mr. Evans, seconded by Mrs.
Ward, that bills in the follow
ing amounts be approved, was|
Current expense. $4,028.27:'
Veterans’ program, $291.09: capi-j
tal outlay items. $221.57: teach-1
erage, $4.75; lunchrooms. $412.88:
total. $4 958.56.
The Superintendent proposed
that the typewriter contract for
$7.50 lor manual typewriters and
SIO.OO for electric typewriters,
be renewed with the Economy}
Typewriter Company, Elizabeth j
City. N. C. A motion was made;
to renew the contract by Mr.j
Potter, seconded bo Mr. Lav-|
ton. was duly carried.
A committee from the Rocky:
Hock Citizens Community Cen-‘
ter appeared before the Board!
of Education for the purpose of
proposing to pay $4,300 in feel
simple, for the Rocky Hock'
School property. The proposal
was made .by O. C. Long! as
| spokesman for the commißee.
[Alter much discussion the btfcrd
[ went into executive session! to
I discuss the pros and cons/ of
i the proposal. The board agped
to accept the otter, and pasted
the following motion: “A 'mo
tion was made by Mr. LaJton,
seconded by Mr. Evans, thatLthe
Board of Education aeceptfthe
j proposed sum in the amount of
| $4,300, and that the chairman
and secretary of said Board of
Education be authorized to exei
cute a deed in fee simple, in fa
vor of the Rocky Hock Com
munity Center, within the next
30 days, on a cash basis, in the
behalf of the Chowan County
Board of Education.” The-emo
tion. without further discussion,
was unanimously adopted.
The Superintendent read a
memorandum from the State Re
tirement System regarding
■ teachers' reaching the age 65.
! Mr. Potter made a motion that
j Miss Ada Morris be given a
year’s extension, as provided
under the law. The motion was
seconded by Mr. Layton and
Since Mr. Potter had accept
ed the appointment bv the
Countv Executive Committee Id
1 fill the vacancy caused by the
! resignation of Mrs. Mary D. Nix
' on. a motion was made by Mr.
j Evans, and seconded by Mji*.
I Lavton. that Mr. Potter be af>-
[ pointed chairman of the board.
; The motion was unanimously
There being no furt.Vr busi
ness. the Board adjourned.
G. B. POTTER, Chairman
' W. J. TAYLOR. Secretary