The Chowan Herald
Published even Thursday by The Chowan
-terald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
sutOap and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South
•>ad Street. EdentoP. North Carolina.
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tt the Post Office at Edenton. North Carolina,
mder the act of March 3.1810.
Cards of thanks, obituaries, resolutions of re
spect. etc., will be chalked tor at regular ad*
THURSDAY. APRIL 21.1K0.
A LIFT-*FOR TODAY.
O I am the light oi the world. —John 8:18. •
WHEN WE mix our own judgment with the
lofty idealism of Jesus, a moral twilight iesttlts;
however, we have freedom of choice Whereby
we may black out Tffe Lightor wSlk with Him.
Give us. we pray. Q God- tjie eowaga to walk
in the light and help send the Good News to
the peoples of other lands. ’ : .
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Visit The Flower Show
Friday trt this week the Edenton Woman’s
Club will stage its annual flower show. It
will be held in the Penelope Barker house
from 2 to 9 P. M., and with flowers in the
height of their bloom the show augurs well
to be a thing of distinct beauty.
There are wonderful productions of art, but
no artist, no matter how proficient can por
tray the beauty witnessed in beautiful
flowers. It is the handiwork of the Creator,
and should bring on a feeling of awe as we
view the various color, combinations and dsun*
ty petals, arranged v far beyond the ability of
a human being. One can hardly understand
any person who does not enjoy and cherish
the beauty and wonder of nature as portray
ed In flowers, especially at this season of (be
year when new life, appears to spring forth
from everywhere. • • 'V
There is little doubt hut that tnany beauti
ful flowers will be on exhibit during the flow
er show, so that members of the Woman’s
Club are hopeful that many citizens will visit
the show. The club is to be congratulated
for its efforts in arranging the show, for it
should be the means of realizing more fully
how many beautiful flowers bloom in Eden
ton and at the same time have a tendency to
direct thoughts and adoration toward Him
who has provided these things of beauty for
us to enjoy.
Is It Any Use?
Millions of column inches of valuable space
are contributed by American newspapers ev
ery year in the never-ending battle to halt
the bloody carnage taking place on our high
ways. It seems incredible' that drivers con
tinue to act as they do behind the wheel of
an automobile despite the avalanche of grim
facts and warnings.
But it is a matter of record; recprd that- is
slightly over 50 years old yet already stands
as one of the more sordid indictments against
A recent report by The Travelers Insur
ance Companies states that since the advent
of the automobile, more than 62,000,000 men,
women and children have' been killed or ini
jured on our highways. More Americans
. have died on out highways than in all the
wars this country h as fought. -—.
The cause of tms slaughter screams for
attention. More than 85 percent of all fatal
accidents last year was blamed on human
More than 85 percent of the 37,600 deaths
occurred because somebody behind the wheel
had shrugged off the countless highway safe
ty news stories and editorials this .newspaper
and hundreds of others like it across the coun
try printed during the year. “It can’t hap
pen to me,” he thought.
Perhaps he didn’t consciously think that.
Maybe the fact that it could happen to him
didn’t get past his subconscious. Perhaps it
never did happen to him. Perhaps he was the
survivor in a horrible crash that maimed and
killed those he loved mast.
Inattention is the overwhelming factor
which figures in 85 percent of our death
crashes. A lapse of attention to the road
ahead, a heavy foot on the gas pedal, an
unnecessary gamble to save a few seconds
that cost an eternity—these are the ways in
which the human behind the wheel failed.
The supreme penalty was the result for those
who erred once too often.
Although 3,000,000 copies of the report by
The Travelers Insurance Companies describ
ing the sordid record on our highways last
year are being distributed in this country,
chances are that you will not see one. If
you do, however, read it closely. Your error
behind the wheel could be included in the
statistical columns next year.
It is safe to predict that you as a driver
will be exposed to countless news stories in
this newspaper during the ooming months de
scribing what happened because the human
behind the wheel made a mistake. Read
them carefully. They could help you avoid
that same mistake. _ . , '" ?
Trading in Edcntoo is still & tn&tttr ot good
j & Seen
P By BuH
I’Ve not heard a single complaint about the
weather on Easter Sunday. Actually, it was
just about as perfect as it could be, so that
the' fair sex had ah opportunity to dike out
and show their Easter finery—if they had
any. It was a good day for churches, too,
for many of the front seats got a dusting off
for a change.
Well, the deadline for sending income re
ports is over, so that any who have yet failed
to send in their “figgers” will hear from Un
de Sapl. Ahd speaking about income tax,
WBborne Harrell is agin it. He says town
4rid eoupfy taxes, as well as some other tax
*s, srfc"#ll right, for a person get something
in rejuriTfor his money. But, says Wil borne,
he don’t see a thing he gets in return for
his-income ta* —they just take your money
away from you and that’s it. Well, if a fellow
don't .send it in, he’ll get something — plenty
! One fellow who likes smoked herring ask
ed a small-time fisherman the other day:
“When can I buy some smoked herring?” He
got an answer immediately, “Just as soon as
I can catch some.” However, it should not
be' to catch ’em these days, for while
fishing Saturday afternoon it sounded like
the herring were trying to push back the
bank, of the cteek. And actually some of
’en\, I thought, would jump into my boat.
The other day I asked Izzy Campen if he
still has his cottage at Nags Head. He told
me that he did and that it was a good in
vestment. “You see,” said Izzy, “we always
go to the cottage over the Easter holidays,
hod in that neck, of the woods there’s no need
to buy Easter frocks and hats and not even
corsages— so that I save a lot of money in
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William Reeves and Clyde Slade, two Her
fth) employees, are now operating the Stork
Cltlb, formerly the Mexicana north of Eden
ton. The other night somebody broke into
the place and made way with what money
was on hand and most of the stock., How
ever, they are two enterprising boys and are
hard at work to make a success of their ven
ture. They have scheduled a dance for Fri
day night, April 29, when music will be pro
vided by Fred Hill and the House Rockers.
Sounds pretty shaky!
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John A. Holmes and Ernest Ward, two of
Edenton’s hard-working men, have been sick,
but both are on the mend. Ernest was able
to about a little this week, and John is
gradually recovering at his home. Here’3
hoping both of ’em will soon be back to their
real selves, in short order.
Politics are gradually warming up through
out the state with candidates for Governor,
ail- well as other state office aspirants; chas
ing all ovfcr the place in quest of votes. Then,
-too,: the race for Congress between Herbert
C.’;Ronner, incumbent and Walter Jones is
getting . in. 'high gear. A Bonner sign was
placed at the foot of Broad Street the other
day , but now a Jones sign is placed immedi
ately above the Bonner sign. So, at the foot
of .Broad Street Jones is on top, but Bonner
supporters aren’t giving in yet.
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Yours truly worked like a Trojan this week
in order to leave very early this (Thursday)
morning; to visit his sister in Pennsylvania,
who is very ill. It is always a pleasure to
take a trip, but it’s a heck of a lot more
pleasant to come back home, which I hope to
Another valuable Chowan County citizen,
Joe .Webb, passed to his reward and he will
be very much missed. Mr. Webb served as
a County Commissioner for 37 years, so that
he made a big contribution to the welfare and
progress of the county. He was a very good
friend of the writer, who extends his sympa
’ thy to members of his family.
Cooperation is a wonderful thing. Recent
ly I had something to say about news ar
ticles sent to the office before Tuesday. Well,
this week most of these reports were in be
fore Tuesday, which made it a whale of a lot
easier to get ’em in type and in the paper.
We want to print all the news we can get
hold of, but we cannot transform all the copy
into type in time if we get the most of it on
Tuesday. So I say t’anks for the understand
ing and cooperation.
I should have written a story about the
Rotary exchange student from Greece who
spoke at last week’s Rotary meeting. But
his .name is too hard to spell—Vassilios Mar
copoulos. That’s the way he spells it, but
yonll have to figure out how to pronounce it,
tarway, he made a very fine talk, compar
ting conditions^ as compared with
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. APRIL 31. 1960.
The annual income of the na
tion’s older population, those 65
and over, has increased by at I
least $6 billions in the aggre
gate since the mid-Fifties to the
neighborhood of S3O billions, a
rate of growth in keeping with
the general rise in income levels
and the progress of the econo
my in the period. There are
now some 1, million persons 65
and over as against 13 Va million
Os particular significance is
the fact that approximately $2
out of every $3 of this income
flow is still the result of volun
tary decision and action —em-
ployment, individual savings and
investment programs, home own
ership, and insured and non
insured pension plans and an
nuities, according to data com
piled by the U. S. Department
of Health, Education and Wel
fare. Thus with all the ex
pansion of benefits under Gov
ernment-sponsored programs in
recent years, the importance of
the individual’s own preparation
for the financial needs of later
life stands out clearly, especial
ly with respect to saving and
spending decisions during pro
Factor of Inflation
There is one unfavorable fac
tor, however, affecting the in
come of the 65 and over group,
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bone pattern while exercising on a floor-to-ceiling contraption
at Portsmouth, England. The activity is a required program.
Income Os 65 And Over Group
Increase To S3O Billion Level;
Voluntary Programs Big Factor
*■ Get Your^Springfime
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0. Cpil ch.«h,tf 13. Spark flup, aponpSji
:4. Cylinder Head tightened 14 ; Spark Plug* edfusteff
5. Timing adjusted 15. Hose Connections tightened
6. Condenser checker* j l 6 - V « UU « T » ♦•“•‘J
I . . . . !17. Fan Belt inspected an<|
7. Manifolds inspected and 'adjusted ' /
y tightened ' f! 8. Compression'checked
*. Distributor tested v , 9 . Gtn . rator Bruth „ m.pT^l
(*• Carburetor adjusted \ 20. Heat Control tested
JO. Voltage Control examined and \2l . Cooling Syttefn_testedjßft4
GENUINE CHEVROLET PARTS
. CKeVrolel -trained mechanics-Chevrolet
v* V\ approved equipment—Chevrolet-specified
.method*—Cosy Payments on Repairs,
Parts or Accossories
George Chevrolet Company, Inc.
1100 H. Broad St PHONE 8138 Edenton. N. C.
I I V J Dealer Fraaehtie Ne. Mt
and one to which our older citi
zens are particularly vulnerable.
I That is the persistent erosion
of the dollar, which has gone on
for two decades and is still
continuing. Living costs rose by
more than 20 per cent during
the Fifties alone, underscoring
the urgency of bringing infla
tionary pressures under control!
and stabilizing the value of the
dollar as an over-riding national
The Government bureau’s fig
ures place the combined money
income of the 65 and over group
at a range of $25 billions to s3l
billions in 1958, the difference
reflecting the lack of precise
data in certain areas. These
totals work out to the equiva
lent of 7 per cent to 8.6 per
cent of total personal income
before taxes in that year.
The comparable money in
come figure for 1954, when such
data were compiled for the first
time, was placed at approxi
mately sl9't billions, equiva
lent to 6.7 per cent of total per
sonal income before taxes in
1954. The indications thus are
j that whatever individual income
' differences may be, the. 65 and
over group as a whole has
gained somewhat on the rest of;
the population in the rate of;
growth in aggregate income in
recent years. Besides those 65!
and over enjoy special advan
tages under the income tax law,
and many have income from
more than one source.
In addition to their cash in
come, the 65 and over group had j
a total income in kind, mainly*
home ownership, estimated at $3.
billions in 1958. The compara-'
ble figure in 1954 was placed at j
$2 Ms billions. Widespread home
ownership is a characteristic of
the resources of the nation’s
older population, and has been
growing. The latest figures
show that two out of every three
nonfarm families headed by a
person 65 and over own their
own home, with more than 80 1
per cent mortgage-free.
The income figures disclose
an outstanding area of growth
m the classification of private
pension plans and individual an
nuities. Annual benefits paid
under these programs, insured
and noninsured combined, al
most doubled in the 1954-58 pe
riod, risiny from approximately
SBOO millions in 1954 to an es
timated sll4 billions in 1958.
The number of pensioners 65
and over under pprivate plans
was: around 114 millions in 1958.
As an augury of future
growth, coverage under insur
ed and non-insured pension and
retirement plans has been ex
panding steadily as well. The
latest figures show 19 million
active workers with such cover
age, representing about 45 per
cent, of all those on a civilian
payroll outside of agriculture
Public and Other Programs
Public programs backed by
the taxing power also experi
enced a marked growth in the
1954-58 period. Benefits under
these programs increased from
$5.9 billiohs in 1954 to a range
of $10.5 billions to sll billions
in 1958. The major elements is
Old Age and Survivors’ bene
fits, representing about three
fifths of the total. The other
programs are railroad retire
ment, government employees’ re-
Having qualified as adminis
tratrix CTA of the estate of
Lou Brown, deceased, late of
Chowan County, North Carolina,
this is to notify all persons hav
ing claims against the estate of
said deceased to present them
to the undersigned within one
year from date of this notice or
same will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons in
debted to said estate will please
make immediate oavment.
This 14th. dav of April. 1960.
SARAH B. SUTTON
205 Dogwood Drive
Chapel Hill. N. C.
I of Lou Brown Estate.
1 Aprl 4.21,28.May5.12.190JG
tirement, veterans’ programs,
and public assistance.
Individual savings and invest
ment programs are also contrib
uting a large sum to the In
come of the 65 and over group.
The 1958 total here was esti
mated at a range of $3.5 billions
to as high as $8 billions from
interest, dividends, rents, etc.,|
as compared with under $4 bil
lions in 1954.
The major laggard in the in
come of the 65 and over group
was earnings from employment.!
As against a figure of $9 billions!
in 1954. the total for 1958 was I
estimated at S9V4 to $lO% bil-l
lions, a rate of growth smaller
than that of the overall trend
of personal income in the po-
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Drsmtro MOM GRAIN - «e MOOS
CHARLES JACRUIN tt Ci*. Inc., Phila.. Pa. 1
TOOTH DECAY. See dentist reg
ularly. Use sanitizing OLAG
Tooth Paste. At all drug
Judge Malcolm B. Seawell
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
. . -give your house or roof a
new paint job very reasonably.
Call 3387. ltc
“King of Swine”
Mammouth meat type OIC.
Grand champion blood lines.
J. Service boars, gilts and pigs.
Minton’s Ranch, Merry Hill,
N. C. expMayl2c
f FOR SALE FERGUSON 35
i tractor. $700.00. Disc, culti
' vators, plows, middiebusters,
f planters. C. 1L Wood, Jr.
Phone 3438. Apr2l,2Be
I FOR S4.T .F 1959 RENAULT
ID me automobile. , In'extj
e.'-U.-ru condition. Can 5.v- v .v-n
as 29 Hawthorne Rond. v W bj
■>- ; -ap W T Pt.'On .a ,
FOR SALE—'S7 INTERNATION
aI A* ton truck. In good con
dition. S. J. Bunch, Tyner,
N. C. Apr2l,2Bp
HELP WANTED MALE OR
female in Edenton. No strikes
or lay-off. A better than av
erage income the year around,
i Full or part time, men or wo
men. Investigate Watkins Pro
ducts, Inc., today. Write 5071,
Dept. S-3, Richmond,, Virginia.
FOR RENT—TWO, THREE OR
four-room furnished apart
ments. Reasonable rent to re
sponsible persons. See them
at 219 East Queen Street.
Phone 2561 or 2215. Apr7tf
THE RUG SHOP SPRING
cleaning time. If you have
any upholstery or draperies
to be done, also upholstery
and rug cleaning, phone 3717.
GROW YOUR 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,
Waynesboro, Virginia. f
HELP WANTED—WANTED AT
once man or woman to sup
ply families with Rawleigh
Products. Consumers write us
for Product. Can earn SSO
weekly part time—sloo and up
full time. Write Rawleigh’s.
Dept. NCD-210-1, Richmond,
FOR SALE—FIVE PUREBRED
Hampshire male pigs, 150 libs.
$40.00 each. Vaccinated with:
rovac serum. Also one set of
Super C planters, duple hop
per, J. L. Evans, Route one,
$9.95 DOWN FOR USED GAS
range installed with cylinder
of Pyrofax Oas, ready to cook:
also for only $9.95 down elec
tric used refrigerators. Prompt
delivery and service. Harrell
| Gas A Coal Company, next to
riod. Underlying this situation
are a number of factors affect
ing the empployment of older
workers and the prevalence of
part-time work in this age
A rohbery liad been committed
and a detective had been sent
“Have you seen any mysteri
ous strangers about here late
ly " asked the detective of a
“Yes, sir,” replied the old
man. “There was a man ’ere
with the circus last week, and
'e took a pair of rabbits out o’
PROTECT YOUR HOME—GET
a free estimate on exterminat
ing coss. Phone 3170. W. R.
West, licensed e~‘-"rirn;or.
FOR SALE —B-ROOM FRAME
house near Ballard’s Bridge
Baptist Church. Must be
moved from, property. Good
timber. Will sell cheap. Ap
ply H. R. Peele, Tyner, N. C.
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. Boutwell, phone 3561.
• Cabbage Plants
0 Lettuce Plants
a Op ; op
• Seed P
Vegetable' See : ■
E. L. PEARCE Seedsman
Phone 3819 Ed or. lor.
WATCH REPAIRING —JEWEL
ry repairing and engraving . . .
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers.
Phone 3525. tfc
HCTURE FRAMING—FOR THE
best in custom -tnre •
■see Jonn R Lewis at th< Ech
r.on Furniture Company Com
clete line of moulding tc choose
FOR RENT OR SALE—2-BED
room house in Albemarle
Court. Stove and refrigerator
furnished- also floor furnace.
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.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 3
bedrooms, downstairs. See C.
W. Swanner, 217 East Queen
Street. Phone 2544.
Wheel Type and Crawler
Backhoes, Doxers, Trenchers
Crawler Tractors With
Loaders, Landscaping Rakes
See or Call
PHONE 3118 !