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THURSDAY. MAY S. iOOQ.
A LIFT FOR TODAY
if The love ot Christ constrain*th us.
—II Corinthians 5J4.
THE HEART of the Christian Gospel is shar
ing "the good news,” Jesus built his kingdom
upon the willingness ol his followers to share
wKh others their experience with Him, knowing
4 that once a man had become to possess the love
’ of Christ, he would be "constrained” to tell it.
Merciful Father, may w* never lose *ha mdi
f anc* and glow of th* experience of havinq been
with Christ through failure to “share" His love
and forgiveness with the world, __
, Worth Attending
Friday night the John A. Holmes High
School Band will present its spring concert
in ihe school auditorium at 8 o’clock. The
program will be presented following a chick
en salad su|>per, so that a good menu for the
stomach and a good menu for the soul is in
In the past too few people have taken the
advantage of attending concerts presented by
the band and they have been the losers both
in the soothing effect of good music and the
knowledge of the calibre of music the band
Director Derwood Bray ami members of
the band haw been working hart! to arrange
a program Friday night which will undoubt
edly be well executed and a delight for those
Then, too, awards will be presented to out
standing band members, so that the entire
program merits a large attendance of Kden
ton and Chowan |>eople.
Prepare For Retirement
Just about all of us have known people
who retired in seemingly good health, and
died within a brief span of time. It happens
far more often than it should. And a major
reason is that too many of us reach retire
ment age without being prepared for it.
Boredom sets in—the zest for living Is lost.
We don’t know what to do with ourselves.
Senility follows as night follows day.
Dr. Theodore G. Kluinpp, a member of
the American Medical Association's Commit
tee on Aging, has some important things to
say about useful living in the latter years.
First of all, of course, we must take the ob
vious physical precautions—proper diet, exer
cise and rest. But that's just part of it.
f l*urposeful useful activity is also vitally im
/ port ant.
In Dr. Khnnpp’s words, "You can run to
retirement or you can run from retirement.
To retire front is tragedy, but to retire to
may mark the beginning of the mast satisfy
ing part of your whole existence.” This
nieans, he pointed out, that preparation for
ifcetul activity must begin before retirement,
not after. And this activity should not be
related solely to a (wrson's pre-retirement job.
>}ew and interesting horizons are needed.
T.ong ago, Robert Browning wrote: “Grow
oh! along with me! The best is yet to be.
tjje last of life, for which the first was made.”
There is a deep truth in that philosophy—but
the goal is not reached automatically. It
must be earned.
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The Great Political Issue
Between now and November the candidates
for the presidency and lesser offices will ar
gue many an issue. Some of the arguments
( will be forthright, some will amount to fence
But, as the Wall Street Journal points out
ii> an editorial, there is one over-riding issue
that, above all, should be dealt with squarely.
Q» the paper’s words, “It is nothing less than
the question of the future direction of the
- “The argument, it seems to us. must be
net head-on; the American deserve
j) least that much. Are we to surrender to
the Communists by in effect imitating them?
Mr are we to disprove their hideous philosophy
& making this the freest possible of socie
ties? That is the great political issue, and
4 would be a healthy thing if it became the
ftcus of this campaign. The American peo
ge must face it sooner or later. The sooner
it is got out in the open, stripped of subter
&ge and double-talk, the better for the Amer
ican future." *
[ ~ The American people are constantly fold
sat away to confoat the Communist menace
% to turn over more and more power, to say
fitting of more and more ot their wealth,
HiJlearcl & Seen
By Buff j
Mrs. Willie Saunders was one of the club
women present it the dinner for county offi
cials at the Advance Community Building
Monday. And because she was there I had
to drive a few extra miles. She just “made’’
me go to the Rocky Hock Church to see the
flowers in bloom around the church. To be
sure the flowers are beautiful and they re
flect a lot of interest and hard work on the
part of somebody. Anyone who drives around
Edenton and Chowan County and does not
enjoy the many beautiful flowers well,
they’re just not put together right.
There might have been some popular places
in and around Edenton Friday night, but
here’s betting a good stogie that Earl Smith’s
Store in the Rocky Hock section was the most
popular. Earl staged what has developed
into an annual fish fry and he’s not a candi
date for any public office. He just naturally
likes folks and staged the fish fry just as
a gesture of friendship and to engender fel
lowship. It looked like the whole works turn
ed out and if anybody went away hungry it
was their own fault, for there was plenty of
fish, slaw, cornbread, potato chips, drinks and
even cakes for dessert. Then, too, Earl had
plenty of friends who volunteered their ser
vices to help feed the big crowd, so that
everything went off in a professional way.
It was estimated that between 500 and 600
attended the fish fry and many lingered after
all were fed to thank Earl for his hospitality
and enjoy chatting with friends. It was a
stumped down first class fish fry and as
one of the fellows said “it should happen more
Then another fine eating occasion was at
the Advance Community Building Monday
at 1 o’clock. County officials were guests
of the Home Demonstration County Council
at a dinner which, as usual, reflected the
ability of the club women to dig up a good
meal. The county officials each year enjoy
the meal, but here’s one who has a feeling
that the women realize as much or more pleas
ure in serving the meal. And incidentally,
Airs. Roland Evans, who writes the “County
News” for The Herald, was on hand and now
I know where she gets the news—she’s at just
about everything that happens in the county.
Hertford and Perquimans people were
somewhat encouraged Wednesday morning
when top Navy brass visited the Harvey
Point installation. In the group were Under
Secretary, of the Navy Fred A. Bantz; Rear
Admiral Ralph E. YVilson, Chief of Naval
Operations; Rear Admiral E. J. Pelitier, Chief
of the Bureau of Yards and Docks; Con
gressman Herbert Bonner and others. Mr.
Bantz said the Navy had under consideration
three different operations for the base, in
cluding a communications center and a hydo
foil boat operation. Though no definite com
mitment was made, Mr. Bantz said the Navy
was considering the site for some sort of op
eration, which is good news not only for Hert
ford, but the entire Albemarle.
Edenton was simply flooded late Wednes
day evening of last week when the weather
man dumped 5.2 inches of rain in less than
two hours. It was the heaviest rain remem
bered in Edenton by older residents and pos
sibly is a record despite the hurricanes a few
years ago. Many places in town were flood
ed so that in some cases cars were stalled
and pulled out by members of the local Na
tional Guard unit. Damage also resulted,
especially at Habit’s Motor Court and Ash
ley’s Machine Shop. It was difficult for
many people to get to their homes, some
yanking off their shoes and stockings in
order to wade through the water. It was
also a puzzle for some motorists to get to
where they wanted to go by picking out a
route which was not flooded. Edenton was
the main target, for in almost every direc
tion just a few miles away the rain was
hardly enough to settle the dust. As usual,
the big cry was the storm sewer lines were
stopped up. However, a check was made
and all found to be open. There was a
high tide, backing up water in the lines,
coupled with more water than the lines can
carry, so that flooding was just one of those
things which cannot be helped. Yes, the
storm sewers were stopped up, but they were
stopped up with water.
Edentoo Rotarians are obliged to move
their weekly meeting place due to additions
to be made at the Parish House. They will
meet at the Edenton Restaurant while the
work is going on. However, the Rotarians
have been meeting at the Parish House so
long, it wouldn’t, be a bit surprising for a few
of ’em to go to the Parish House (and here’s
one of ’em) until they get used to the new
meeting place. We’H have to start on our
Etfcntw* R^U r T’ k t fU thT Part!* |
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. MAY 5. 1980.
For Essay Contest
Mrs. Eugenia R. Babylon, (di
rector of the Pettigrew Regional
Library, announces the winners
in the essay contest sponsored
by the committee for National i
Library Week. ,
There were so many excellent'
entries that judging has been
very difficult. Essays were
judged on originality, subject'
matter, neatness and grammar.
The contest was open to stu
dents of grades 7,8, 9 and 10.
Prizes for first, second and third
are a $5 book; a $3 book and
a $2 book. The essays are en
titled “Why We Should Wake
Up and Read”.
The winners were as follows:
First place, Essie Bass. 7lh
Second place, Meg • Wiggins, I
Third place, John Marshall, 9th'
Honorable mention: Ann Wells,
Nancy O’Neal, Emily Holmes,
Frank Johnston, Ed Jenkins,
Gayle Oliver, Janis Hardison,
Nelia Lowe and Jo Ann Leary.
Judges were Mrs. George
Mack, Miss Marion Robertson.
Mrs. M. H. Bradley, W. D. Full
er and Mrs. Eugenia Babylon.
They wish that it was possi
ble to give everyone who enter
ed the contest a prize for ef
The winners are to choose
their books subject to the ap
proval of the' committee.
'Exhibit On Display
At Shopwell Store
The County Council of Negro
Hoii.e Demonstration Clubs has
an exhibit displaying a well
screened home in the window |
of the Shopwell’s Store, corner I
of Church and Oakum Streets, j
’The exhibit was planned and i
arranged by the Edenton Home
This exhibit is part of the ob
servance of National Home Dem
onstration Club Week. It is one
of the goals—to have a well
screened home to help control
flies and mosquitoes. Health |
and sanitation are a vital part!
of home demonstration club!
work and the overall objective
is to have all families physically
and mentally well. To this end
each Home Demonstration Club
is sponsoring a clean-up cam-j
paign during May, with lours in
each neighborhood to inspect
added screens and general clean
liness of 'the home and surround
Also on exhibit at the Shop-'
well Store are aprons designed
and made by Home Demonstra-}
tion Club members.
The public is invited to view!
the exhibits and sign the County*
Colored Man Found
Floating In Waterj
Earl Holley, 30-year-old Negro,
was found floating in the water
near the Byrum warehouse at
John’s bridge Friday afternoon
about 2 o’clock.
The dead body was seen float
ing in the water by Casper
Alexander. According to Coron
er Hubert Williford the man had
been in the water two or three
days, and it is believed he fell
in the water and drowned.
[ aflkeCUieA— |
“Controversy is the very life j
and breath of intellectual :|
Only through constantly striv.
ing to improve our service 11
can we hope to advance. ;l
Funeral home b
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Washington—The Senate Corn-]
mittee on Agriculture and For- j
estry is holding hearings this!
week on the extremely import-!
ant question of wheat, which
accounts for a large share of our
mounting surplus farm com
In any ways, there is con
siderable difference of opinion
in the Committee, of which 1 1
am a member, about what
should be done. From all ap
pearances at the moment, the
proposed wheat legislation could
draw the line plainly between
the philosophy of Secretary
Benson and the prevailing view
Congress has taken tha posi
tion that in order to reduce sur
pluses in wheat and other crops,
effective production controls
must be written into the law.
Secretary Benson and the Ad-'
ministration, up until now, have'
taken the position that prices
should bo lowered to the point J
where they would control pro-|
duct ion. '
The bill which is now before'
the Senate Committee would set|
price supports for wheat at 80
percent of parity for 1961 and
reduce acreage by 20 percent.
A similar bill was passed by
Congress last year and vetoed by
the President. Experience has
shown very clearly that the
present acreage of western
wheat is far too much for cur
rent demand, and the resulting j
situation is steadily increasing!
surpluses of some types of
Although Secretary Benson is
strongly opposed to the current
measure, the President has not
ruled out the possibility of sign
ing such a bill this year in view
of the failure of the present pro-1
gram to bring about the desired
North Carolina is in what is
known as the "soft” wheat belt,
and most of our production
comes from farms with allot
ments of 15 acres or less. There
is no appreciable surplus of
"soft” wheat. In v fact, the nor- '
mal earn--over in recent years I
has been about a one-month to
(POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT) |£ V
david McConnell ! r* \
FARM ROY • TEXTILE WORKER 1
LAWYER a BUSINESSMAN J
| EXPERINUED DEMOCRAT AM) PUBLIC SERVANTj
County Chairman—s Times' Special Counsel to V. S. Treasury
Precinct Chairman —3 Times Department
NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATE- Eleetnr-At-I.arge from X. C to U. S.
2 Times Electoral College
Advisory Councilor Member—X. C. Judicial Council
Democratic National Committee Secretary and Member—X. C. State Board
I'. S. Senate Committee Counsel 0 f Elections
EDUCATION | | CIVIC-COMMUNITY ACTMTY
DAVIDSON COLLEGE—CIass of 1933 ” ” . „ _ ‘ ! “
HARVARD UNIVERSITY —Due to the death of P* r 7 r . st *„ K Presbyterian ( hurch
his father in early life —Dave exerted himself and Mvon Shri'i ier
won a competitive scholarship to Graduate Bust- Rotarian
ness School and assisted himself bv part-time , „ ,
k * American Legion—4o & S
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY—WhiIe in Govern- c hamber of Commerce
MILITARY RECORD I I CAMPAIGN RECORD |
SOLDIER—WorId War 11—6 Years Sembe r ° **' a Competent and Impartial Presiding
Ist and 2nd BURMA CAMPAIGNS Officer of the Senate of North Carolina.
3 Decorations To assist all the people and the Governor
mi« i they elect to carry out a Program of Progress
BUSINESS ACTIVITY lor all the peopl.; including:
- Balanced Economic Growth for Farm
Practicing Attorney— * and Industry
Member of: North Carolina Bar Higher Production and Increased Per-
U. S. Supreme Court Bar sonal and Farm Income
U. S. Tax Court Bar Stronger Public School System
General Counsel —Belt Stores Community College System
Director: Cole Manufacturing Co.— Vocational & Trade School System
(Farm Implements, Cole Planters) Expanded Road System
Engaged in Farming With Highway Commissioners Be-
Director in Mutual Investment Fund ing Close to the People -: .
Bank Director’ Attention to Problems of our Older
College Trustee Citizens
_ (PAID FOR BY LOCAL FWEHDft. Qf DA.Vg) McOOWWPJ.)
I six-months’ supply compared
j with current carry-overs of
i about four years’ supply in red
! winter wheat, which is grown
in the West.
The Administration has pro
posed eliminating present pro
visions in the law allowing
farmers to plant up to 15 acres
!of wheat without penalty, in
| eluding the "soft” wheat belt,
j 1 have vigorously opposed this
proposal as the vast majority ol
farmers in North Carolina have
wheat allotments of less than
15 acres. Actually, this provis
ion in the law has helped pre
vent a serious shortage of soft
It is impossible at the mo
ment to determine what action
Congress will take to correct the
current wheat problem, but I
think it is clear that the only
, way to deal effectively with sur
pluses is to write specific pro- '
j duetion controls into the law. |
'This has been the approach used
lin the tobacco program and it |
I has proved to be the most es-1
. fective of. all the farm price J
I support and acreage control pro-i
grams. On the other hand, es
, forts to control production by
gradually reducing prices alone
has resulted in farmers increas
ing acreage and per-acre yield,
in an effort to make up for i
lower prices. i
WMU Meets May 10
At Macedonia Church;
The Woman's Missionary Union
of Chowan County will‘meet at
the Macedonia Baptist Church
Tuesday morning. May 10. at
Dr. John A. Brown, city mis
sionary of Norfolk, Va„ will
bring the missionary address at i
the morning session and the*
Rev, Gordon Shaw, pastof of
Macedonia Baptist Church, will
bring the sermon at the after-'
Center Hill and Rocky Hock;
Baptist Churches will have spe
All WMU members are urged
to attend. -
May Day Festival
Plans are practically complete
for a May Day festival to be
held in the Edenton armory Fri
day afternoon. May 6, from 3
to 6 o’clock. The affair is spon
sored by the Parent-Teacher As
sociations of the Elementary and
John A. Holmes High School.
A program of entertainment
has been arranged and booths
will be set up to sell hot dogs,
drinks, popcorn, homemade
candies and cookies.
This is the only money-mak
ing project of the PTA. so it is
hoped many will attend and help
mhke the affair a success.
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Jailer Bertram Byrum ’" -
that during April 40 person* A
were placed in the ChouX/i
County jail with confinements £
ranging from one to 28 days.
The cost amounted to $393 06, p>
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