The Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
Huff lap and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South
tiroad Street, Eden ton. North Carolina.
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V “ I ™ THURSDA 12. 1960.
r A LIF TODAY
‘it There is a friend that siicketh closer than
a brother. —Proverbs 18:24.
CHRIST, SUPREME FRIEND of Man. requires
as evidence of our friendship that we love one
another and that we obey His commands.
May we be loyal to Thee who never faileth.
O God. and see with Thine eyes all peoples as
Thy children. v jn _
Another Distinct Loss
Edenton, it seems lately, has been losing
one valuable person after another, so it is
with regret that it is learned that Mrs. Eu
genia Babylon has tendered her resignation
as director of the Pettigrew Regional Library.
Mrs. Babylon resigned to accept the position
of librarian at the Whiteman Air Force Base
Mrs. Babylon has been the sparkplug for
the regional library and under her super
vision the organization has made great strides
■forward since its organization only a few
years ago. Her valuable services will be
greatly missed, for she has directed a service
which has been not only beneficial but very
much enjoyed by both white and colored peo
ple in the three counties represented, Chowan.
Washington and Tyrrell. Who can estimate
the value of reading books by young people
who otherwise could easily direct their time
to less useful and less upbuilding purposes?
The entire area will greatly miss Mrs.
Babylon and it goes without saying that all
of her friends, while regretting to lose her.
wish for her much success in her new and
larger duties in Missouri.
With interest at a high pitch in the race
for the Democratic nomination for First Dis
trict Congressman, it is interesting to read an
editorial appearing in the Times-Herald of
Newport News on Friday. May 6. The edi
About 20 years ago, a capable and diligent citi
j zeri of the First North Carolina District—Herbert
C. Bonner—was elected to fill the unexpired term
of the Hon. Lindsay Carter Warren as Represen
tative in the Congress of the United States. Mr.
Warren had become Comptroller General of the
United States and had left Congress with a high
record of performance. Mr. Bonner has lived up
to the responsibilities of the office and the ideal
of service to his constituents. In fact, he has
gone to the top among his fellows in achieving
chairmanship of the Committee on Merchant
Marine and Fisheries.
We of the Tidewater Virginia area embraced
in Virginia's First District have had a peculiar
interest in Mr. Bonner’s career. For he succeed
ed the late able and beloved S. Otis Bland of
Newport News in the committee chairmanship.
It is he who has fought for an adequate Mer
chant Marine, who has fostered legislation on be
half of our fisheries and who currently is battling
for removal or reduction of the shipbuilding dif
ferential favoring the West Coast shipyards to
the prejudice of the Newport News Shipbuilding
and Dry Dock Company and other East Coast
A measure of his service in this respect is giv
en in the tribute of Representative Thomas N.
Downing of the First Virginia District, whose in
terests are so akin to the First North Carolina
District. Mr. Downing said recently: "Mr. Bon
ner is an able, aggressive and progressive chair
man who knows well the complex problems of
our merchant marine and shipbuilding industry,
j His contributions to these economic fields can
; no), be overestimated. He is a worthy successor
to our late, great Schuyler Otis Bland.”
That si high tribute from a member of the com
i mittee which Mr. Bonner heads. Our experience
with Mr. Bonner’s battles for the interests of our
area underscores it
/ So good has been that service to his district
an 4 to the sister states that only once, until this
year, has anyone -offered to run against him.
That was in 1946 when he was re-elected by an
overwhelming vote over Dr. Robert Lee Humber.
E In this campaign he is opposed by Walter B.
Jones of Farmville, whose platform is based
largely on the “time for a change” appeal so fam
iliar in politics. He is a three-term member of
She North Carolina General Assembly.
We are unfamiliar with his history otherwise i
But we note in the Washington, N. C., “Daily
News” the apt comment that: “If another man
were more capable of doing the job than Mr.
Bonner, then we would not be true to our herit
age to offer public support to a lesser candi
date.” But “ . . . the talk of. 'we need a change'
is an emotional appeal rather than an appeal
based on wisdom and reason. Swapping horses
merely for the sake of change is not our idea of
•practical politics.” (All the other papers in the
district, we are told, except one in Mr. Jones’
home town of Farmville are supporting Mr.
We think the“P«ily liews” is right. We ap
preciate Mr. Bonner’s work in behalf of his dis
trict, state and nation since out; interests are so
takisL In fact, we suspect that some citizens of
Hr, Bonner’s district are working among us in
industry and it is to their interest, to have
pW' citizens m ivorui
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With all tlie interest, sacredncss, respect
and reverance recently directed toward the
Confederate monument on the Court House
Green, the monument and what it stands for
must have been forgotten 1 uesday of this
week. May 10 was Confederate Memorial
Day, and unless my eyesight is failing, I
didn't see a single flower, flag or any gather
ing of any kind at the monument to pay honor
and tribute to the memory of those for whom
the monument was erected. About the only
visitors near the monument during the day
was a small group of youngsters playing and
they didn't give a hoot if the monument was
there or not.
Malcolm Seawell made a very interesting
speech at the Lions Club meeting Monday
night. He didn't say it in just so many words,
but the way I understand one of his remarks
was that there's a lot of hot air going around
when am important election is on tap. Yeah,
and some of it is more than hot air.
The John A. Holmes Band’s spring con
cert Friday night was another wonderful pro
gram. but the attendance wasn’t from doodle.
The same can be said about the Central Pris
on Variety Show presented Saturday night
under the sponsorship of the Lions Club.
Just why more people do not appreciate good
music (and the band puts out good music) is
hard to understand. The auditorium should
have been filled, for the concert but it was
far less than halt full. The Lions show, too.
was very good, but then, again, the crowd
was very disappointing.
Town Councilmen at their meeting Tues
day night instructed Chief of Police George
I. Dail to reserve parking space on Broad
Street between King and Water Streets Mon
day for dignitaries who will attend the new
fish hatchery dedication. The chief said he
would be glad to do it. but asked the ques
tion. ‘‘How do you know a dignitary when
you see one? - ’ And that’s a good question, i
for all too many folks like to play the role
of a dignitary.
Doc Richard Hardin, Doc Ed Bond, Joe
Thorud and Jess Harrell returned Sunday
from a fishing trip in Florida and report a
very good time. It was a little more ex
pensive to Joe than the others, for he lost a
reel and line. Joe. according to the way 1
got it. was fishing and Jess had just told
him to be ready for a barracuda. ‘ I'm ready
for him.” said Joe, but just about that time
something hit his line and carried away every
thing but the handle which Joe was holding
in his hand. He might have just as well
thrown that overboard, too, making his loss
just a trifle more.
Here's one who was among the guests at
the Lions Club meeting Monday night. Wives
of the members are the cooks and beside fix
ing up a good meal, they are rather generous.
I’m used to getting one pork chop, but the
ladies put two on the plate, together with
vegetables. Then. too. an extra pork chop
was brought in for John Mitchener and Al
lan Harless was given two helpings of ice
cream and cake for dessert. If anybody left
the meeting hungry, it was his own fault.
It’s good to see John Holmes out again
after a seige of illness. John is looking good
and says he’s never felt better. Besides he
has regained a good appetite and says food
tastes so much better than before he was
sick. Maybe it was a good thing he became
Since Harry Smith tendered his resignation
as executive vice president of the Chamber
of Commerce, he has been overwhelmed with
expressions of regret that he will soon leave
for a more prominent position in Detroit. So
much has he been affected by the kind re
marks and love and admiration for him on the
part of Edenton people that he says if
he would give his heart full control he would
not depart. Anyway, a lot of us will miss
him very much.
Chowan County Commissioners at their last
meeting referred to the reported resignation
of Mrs. Eugenia Babylon as director of the
Pettigrew Regional Library. One of the
Commissioners asked. “Do you think the
colored people read the books:” Another of
the Commissioners replied, “They surely do.
Why I have to wait some mornings when I
round up my colored help for some of them
to finish a paragraph or chapter before they
are ready to go to work.” y’
Mrs. P. L. Rea. who now-lives, in Washing
ton, last week renewed -her subscription to
The Herald and in a brief message had this
to say: “Please renew my subscription to
your nice paper. I am always glad to get
the Edenton news. It has been very inter
esting lately. I was disappointed when the
plan to improve the Green and move the
monument was delayed. I hope these fine
people wifi soon get together and put if over.
I think, it is a must. Best wishes to you and
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. MAY 12. 1960.
Delta Kappa Gamma
Has New Officers
Society Meets In St.
Paul’s Parish House
Ruth Hoyle, City School Su
pervisor, of Elizabeth City, was
installed as president of Pi
Chapter of the Delta Kappa
Gamma International Society, at
Saturday’s meeting which was
held in Saint Paul’s Parish
House at 11:30 A. M.
Other officers installed at the
Vivian Lucas, first vice presi
dent, Williamston; Mrs. Milah P.
Meekins,. second vice president,
Manteo; Mrs. Phoebe Owens, re
cording secretary, Gates; Mrs.
Clarene B. Bright, corresponding
secretary. Elizabeth City; Mrs.
Marguerite B. Burch, treasurer,
Edenton; Mrs. Rhodes ’Pratt,
parliamentarian. Merry Hill.
Prior to the installation of of
ficers, at Saturday’s meeting, an
initiation ceremony was held
at which time the following
eight new members of the so
ciety were added: Mrs. Louise,
B. Foster, Plymouth; Mrs. Louise
Fleming, Plymouth; Mrs. Mina
Hampton. Creswell; Mrs. Camille]
B. Everton, Columbia; Mrs. Ra
mona H. Wilson, Poplar Branch;
Mrs. Lucille Barnes, Williamston;
Mrs. Margaret Maston, Elizabeth
City; Mrs. Bernice Calloway,
Following the morning session,
a three-course luncheon was ser
ved at the Edenton Restaurant,
by the management, in the Pine
Mrs. Mary Browning's Treble
Clef Club, comprised of ten
voices, entertained the group
with four very choice songs, at
the close of the luncheon.
Visitors at the luncheon were
Mrs. Jane Yarborough of Louis
burg: Mrs. Alice Baum of Bloom
field, N. J.; Miss Ethel Perry
of Kinston and Miss Sue Under
hill of Greensboro.
The next meeting of the so
ciety will take place in early
October at a place to be an
nounced in September.
Forty-two members and guests
attended Saturday’s meeting in
Willis Retires From
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Later on Mr. Willis took over
the Roanoke River Line, operat
ing from Edenton to Hamilton
and a few years later he took
over the Albemarle Steam Navi
gation Company, the oldest es
tablished steamboat and railroad
connection between Franklin,
Va., and Edenton.
In addition to these lines, he
inaugurated ferry service from
Edenton to Willis Landing and
Edenton to Plymouth.
In 1931 Mr. Willis was ap
pointed agent for Railway Ex
press, pro-rating with the Nor
folk Southern Railroad at Eden
ton. Salmon Creek Line. Norfolk
Southern Railroad and Atlantic
Coast Line at Plymouth and
Weldon and Powellsville at
Windsor. Cashie River Line and
Norfolk Southern Railroad Eden
ton to Hmilton and Roanoke
River Line. Also Norfolk South
ern at Edenton, Atlantic Coast
Line at Tunnis and Seaboard
Airline Railroad at Franklin.
Mr. Willis operated these boat
lines until improved highways
and bridges were completed,
which, as he Says, “put water
transportation on the shelf.”
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Since then he has continued the!
Railway Express business in
Edenton until his retirement
In retiring, Mr. WiHis wishes
to extend his gratefulness and
best wishes to all his patrons in
the different lines of his busi
ness. “I’ve been in Edenton for
so long,” said Mr. Willis, “being
my headquarters for my busi
ness, that I will always feel like
Edenton is home even though
my residence is not in the city
limits. I am now residing at
Willis Landing in Bertie County
and invite any Os my friends
to come over to visit me at any
Week May 22-29
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trict, was published by the Na
tional Association of Soil Con-'
servation Districts. Title this
year is “The Spirit of the Peo
ple.” We 'are God’s people and
are stewards of His great gift,
the irreplaceable soil. It feeds
us, clothes us, and furnishes us
The custom of setting aside
special days for thanking God
was started more than 1,500
years ago in Vienne, France, and
was named Rogation Days. Bad
weather and earthquakes had
brought crop failures and wide
spread hunger. The Bishop of
Vienne called for prayer and
penance on the three days pre
ceding Ascension Day. The peo
Word of What happened in
Vienne spread throughout France
and other countries. By the end
of the eighth century, the church
formally adopted the custom, Ro
gation Days. It filled a need in
the hearts and minds of the peo
ple. Soil stewardship 'is rooted
in man’s trust in God and obed
ience to His purpose.
Soil Stewardship protects fu
ture generations, both bom and
unborn. It reminds us of our
responsibilities to protect our
soil. Whether you live on the
farm or have a city job, you still
have a responsibility. Man does
not own the soil, he only has
title to it or is a steward of it.
I once heard a man make the
statement that a person had
never been buried on his own
land. It’s true, because the
minute he died the land belong
ed to his children, wife or some
body. We don’t own the soil or
land, we are stewards. It be-!
longs to God the creator of it. J
Attend the church of your
choice on May 22 or 29, Soil
JOHN D. LARKINS
The Best Qualified For Governor
25 Years’ Os Experience ■■■■■
In State Government IB W'
25 Years’ Os Work
For Democratic Party
LOOK AT LARKINS’ RECORD - AND COMPARE:
• Nine Sessions in the State Senate
• President Pro Tern of the State Senate
• Served on All Senate Standing Committees
• Twice Chairman of Appropriations Committee
• Twice Chairman of the Advisory Budget Commission
• Chairman of State Democratic Party (1954-1958)
• Democratic National Committeeman
For N. C. (1958-1960) yfc
• Chairman of Jackson Day Dinner Committee 14 Years
John Larkins Has More Stale* Government
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Edenton Colored high school;
band will present its spring Con-1
cert in the school gymtorium |
Sunday afternoon, May 15, at
3 o’clock. An interesting pro-j
gram has been and the!
public is cordially invited to at
Drive For Cancer
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some of the business concerns'
have not sent in their contribu
tion. However, the prospect of
reaching the quota is rather dis
couraging to Mrs. Hopkins, who j
emphasizes the large number of \
cancer cases, some here in Cho
Dusting And Spraying Time Is Here
WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF
John Blue Dusters
PLASTIC DUSTING TUBING
ALSO HYPRO PUMPS AND SPRAYER KITS
See Us For Your Dusting And Spraying Needs!
Hobbs Implement Co., Inc.
GUY C. HOBBS, Mgr. “Your Jphn Deere Dealer” EDENTON, N. C
wan, and the need for funds
to fight the dread disease.
Mrs. Hopkins is appealing to
all citizens and business con- ]
cerns who have not made a con-]
' tribution to do so at onoe. Don
} tributions may be sent to her
lor they will be received at The
i Herald office.
Drive For Members
A membership drive for the
j Roanoke Island Historical Asso-
I ciation is 'being conducted in
(Chowan County this week. Mrs.
| Frank Holmes is county Chair
’ man of the drive and says the
campaign for funds is to help
North' Carolina take its proper
place as “the birthplace of the
! nation.” The Lest Colony is one
1 of the projects of the association.
Free tickets to The Lost Col-
ony will be given to every new
member during the
membership Tjjfjive. ~
Lettergfthavjs been mailed, but
] any person who desires to be
come aijwiember -"Can do so by
Mrs. Holmes or Mrs.
W. B. Brobvear, ,<6§-county chair
Memberships range from SI.OO
to a life membership of SIOO.
$M uy about tho
credit, needs Involved!
Peoples Bank &
Consume? - Credit Branch
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