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—Vladimir D. H*U*e. i'oues*l*r
Dear Three P’s:
The other evenihg I attended
a lecture by a well known lec
turer. In general terms he was
trying to make the point that
our standards of character were
sinking to a new low and that
moral decay was setting up a
pattern that is becoming general
throughout society. The speaker
seemed to feel that the welfare
state was partly responsible for
this deterioration of moral char
acter and that the decline would]
continue. How can this be!
blamed on the welfare state? •
In dealing with broad generali
ties it is easy for a speaker or
an author to ascribe ceitain ef
fects to broad general causes.
However, when it comes to ana
lyzing these generalities it be
comes more difficult to stay
within the realm of generalities.
Then again there are differences
between generations. The out
look of one generation, morally
speaking, may be entirely dif
ference from the outlook of sub
sequent generations. Certainly
in our history the Puritans were
severe in their moral standards.
Older people in society are apt'
to be more severe in their stand-'
ards than the younger genera- ]
tions. who tend to be more lib
eral in their standards.
However, in recent yeai-s lead
ers and writers in the fiald of
moral philosophy are becoming
much concerned with what you
might call a lowering of moral
standards compared with the
past. Certainly in the past we
have had our scandals in all
fields of social activity: govern
ment, politics, business and
Some of the leaders in the
field of social trends lecite the
following causes for our so-call
ed moral decay. The movies
have been criticized for years!
for stimulating ento-!
tional desires and appetites in
portraying lush characters on|
the screen. It has been alleged'
that such movies have been the
cause of younger people leadingl
a life of crime. TV falls into
the same category and certainly
the parent disclosures as to TV
contests and payola are suffici
ent evidence of fraud, misrepre
sentation and the mulching of
the people causing them to lose
faith in what they previously |
believed to be true. The whole
field of advertising can be criti- j
cized for exaggeration, misrepre- ]
sentatkm and out and out fraud.
People find out eventually, that |
the advertising is buncome and!
then question the value of all]
advertising allegations as to com
modities they are advertising.
This definitely causes moral de
cay and a breakdown of faith in
what they are led to believe.
Then in the field of education 1
there has been considerable
concern as to cheating. Os
course, basically, it is the result
of mass advertising and propa-
“Xothing great icas ever
achieved without enthusi
To attain tha raspact and
goodwill of tho community »*
out straight-forward constant
’ h &
ganda that everybody should go
to college, and college education
becomes a term to follow with
out any substance of value to
college students. Surveys over
the years have disclosed that
there is widespread cheating in
college examinations, but re-!
cently it is claimed that such
cheating is on the increase.
Dean Grief of Purdua Univer
sity states that such cheating is
a reflection of cultural trends
today: that students observe how
common cheating is outside the
school and the penalties are not
severe. People cheat on their in
come tax returns, violate traffic
laws, lie about expense accounts
as all part of the game. Then
we -have the publicity about the
ghost writers who write exami
nations and thesis for college
students, which is an out and
In the field of politics, we
have police scandals in Chicago,
where the police actually aided
and abetted burglaries: vote reg
istration scandals in Philadel
phia: scandals in the Dept, of
Weights and Measures in New
York where the inspectors were
in collusion with suppliers and
dealers at the expense and loss]
to the consumer. You have the
Bote President of Manhattan,'
N. Y„ involved in fraud and de
ceit and a Congressman from
New York is on trial for income
tax evasion and fraud. Then
you have the employee of the
Dept, of Agriculture in Wash
ington who made SIOO.OOO in
one year on cheating and collus-1
ive activities as to the storage
of grain. Then in the field of
unemployment relief there is all]
kinds of fraud and deceit: the
original purposes of unemploy-'
mem relief have been broadened j
to the point of getting every-j
body on relief that 'has the'
slightest excuse and the decisions
of rhe BES in Washington is I
building up a welfare state out
cf unemployment alone.
Sweden is now becoming con
cerned with the welfare state
where income taxes start at lhir-|
ty five per cent and a new
sales tax has been imposed of]
four per cent to provide more
money for welfare programs of
all kinds, actually from the era-1
die to the grave. In Sweden 1
there has been a great increase!
in crime of all sorts, increase in |
alcoholics and juvenile delin
quency. But the problem that
is attracting attention is the
no blem of silicide. Thqiv hgs
been a steady increase in the
number of suicides in Sweden.
Here >n Sweden, with the high
est standard of living in the
world has a moral problem as
Mr. (Potato Farmer
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f Completes Training ]
Army Pvt William H. Bunch.
] son of Mr. and Mrs. Haywood.
i Bunch, recently completed eight
.! weeks of military police training ,
1 1 at the Provost Marshal General’s!
; ■ School, Fort Gordon, Gi Bunch
. | received instruction in self de
,' sense. traffic control and the
basic procedures of civil and
i military law. He entered the
. Army last December and co»n
--! pleted basic combat training at
. Fort Benning. G*. Bunch was
. graduated from John A. Holmes
i High School in 1957 and attend
j ed the University of North Car
■ jolina. —(U. S. Army photo)
j cribed to the welfare state.
, Leaders are now staling that the
(cause is the welfare state tak
j ing away from people the abili
jty to meet and solve their own
' personal daily problems of liv
I In the U. S. there is a de
velopment that is giving some
concern: that is, the increasing
number of personal bankruptcy
1 cases to clean the slate of all
! personal debts and liability. We
never had such a problem be~
'[fore. It is claimed that this is
1 due to the adveirising incentives!
to buy everything with nothing
I down and payments for the re
ijmainder of life. This has in-
I creased the individual liability
I beyond the ability of the indi-
Ividual to meet his debt, and is
: a moral breakdown. The indi
\vidual is continually being over
s spid beyond his needs and abtli
‘ty to pay. There has been an
. increase cf small loan companies
-'who are making fortunes from
»' the masses "who are already debt
• ridden. Banks are now in the
VMS CHOWAN HOUMA EDENTON. NOTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY ii, lWu.
Held with a continuing line of
credit based on your eatery.
These definitely are signs of
. moral decay; the welfare state
lis partly responsible; mass pro
duction is also responsible as
ii well as the advertising pro
fession in stimulating desire for
; more and more goods beyond in
dividual needs and ability to
Dear Three Fs
- It is with difficulty that I
write about a personal private
family problem. My wife lately
has been drinking more than she
should and is on her way to
becoming an alcoholic. 'I believe ;
k came about as a result of
belonging to bridge clubs that
play for high stakes and where
alcohol flows fairly freely. Her
personality is changing, tier ap
pearance is becoming dowdy and
the family is being neglected.
What can 1 do to help my wife
from further degredation’
You are faced with one of the
tragic problems of life, where a
person becomes involved with
the so-called fast set and is
hypnotized by the so-called .
glamor of easy money and free
flowing alcohol and is spending |
money beyond the budget and i
gets in debt and more deeply '
The best advice to you would ;
be to have an outright talk with
your wife on a sympathetic basis, ,
pointing out where she is going
and the effect it is having on
i you and the children. Offer to
help her in every way. first by
cleaning up her debts so that
she will not be under obligation
to the fast set who live on such
suckers os your wife. Also of
( fer to obtain for her outside
help such as your minister, doc
tor and a close friend. If she
has a close friend this friend
to keep in dose touch with her
and develop new interests away
' (ban the fast set. If 'this does
not help from a practical basis,
' trv to get her to join the AA.
RYLAND CLUB MEETS
The Ryland Home Demonstra-
M lion Club met recently for its
• regular meeting with Mrs. C. C.
• (Copeland. A very inspiring de
votion was given on ‘T Believe
■ ''in Prayer" by Mrs. C. C. Cope
s' land. Mrs. Randolph Ward read
a poem. "Mom’s Sewing".
-j The demonstration. “Working
-(and Playing Together As A
», Family," was well presented by
s’Mrs Melvin Copeland. She
i< stressed the need for families to
i. work and play together to
x ’ strengthen family ties, and to
make a more happy and secure
home. Mrs. Copeland used sev
eral poems to bring out the
points in the demonstration,
which was most enjoyable 'to all.
The report was given from the
cancer drive, with $27 collected.
Announcements were made by
the president. Mrs. C. C.
Copeland served delicious re
freshments and the meeting ad
journed after a song by Mrs.
j Town Council
Edenton, N. C.
May 10. 1960.
The Town Council met this
day in regular session at 8 P. M:
Members present: Mayor John
A. Mitchener, Jr„ J. Edwin
Bufflap, George A. Byrum, • Lu
ther C. Parks, W. C. Bunch, Jr.,
C. A. Phillips and R.- Elton Fore
The meeting was called to or
der by Mayor Mitchener and the
invocation was given by Luther
Minutes of the April meeting
were approved as read.
Motion was made by C. A.
F*hillips, seconded by R. Elton
Forehand, and duly carried that
Willie Overton be granted a per
mit to sell beer on premises at
Overton’s Restaurant, 101 N.
Oakum Street, providing his ap
plication is approved by the
N. C. Alcoholic Beverage Control
Motion was made by George
A. Byrum, seconded by C. A.
Phillips, and duly carried that
James P. Ricks, Jr., be appoint
ed Civil Defense Director for the
Town of Edenton.
Motion was made by George
A. Byrum, seconded by R. Elton
Forehand, and duly carried that
the following ordinahee be
It shall be unlawful to store,
land, dock, anchor or tie any"
commercial type boat or vessel
exceeding thirty (30) feet in
length within the waters of the
Town of Edenton abutting any
Violation of this ordinance
shall constitute a misdemeanor
and the owner of such boat or
vessel shall be punished by a
fine of not more than Fifty
($50.00) Dollars or imprisonment
for not more than thirty (30)
days. It is further provided that
each day during which such
violation shall continue shall
constitute a separate violation.
Motion was made by J. Edwin
Bufflap, Seconded by George A.
Byrum, and duly carried that
Electric and Water Department
bills in the amount of $30,417.37
Motion was made by W. C.
BunCh, Jr., seconded by R. El
ton Forehand, and duly carried
that foe fottowing Town -of
Edenton bills in the amount of
$2,930.82 be paid:
The Norfolk & Carolina TeL
& Tel. Co., $2.55: United States
Pencil Co.. $12.35: The Chowan
Herald, $4.50; The Norfolk &
■ Carolina Tel. & Tel. Co.. $11.20;
(Gulf Oil Corporation, $121.78;
N and R Cleaners, $12.85: George
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• Chevrolet Co.. $10.44- Wood’s
Speedometer Service. $13.80- Al
. bemarle Motor Co., $9.50; Eden
ton 'Office Supply, $136.94; Crim
’ inal Research Products, Inc.,
• $12.57; Byrum Hardware Oom
; pany, $8.30: W. F. Miller, $25.00;
The Chowan Herald, $75.35; M.
G. Brown Co., Inc.. $4.12; George
I. Dali, $15.66; Twiddy Insurance
& Real Estate Co., $29.60; C. W.
Williams & Company, $24.00; W.
J. Yates; $125.00; Norfolk-Oaro
lina Tel. & Tel. Co.. $21.88;
Baker’s Radiator Shop, $20.93;
Clark-Cooper Co., Inc., $33.16;
Byrum Hardware Co.. Inc., 27c;
M. G. Brown Co.. Inc., $19.29;
Hughes-Parker Hardware Co.,
$3.25; Ricks Lailndry & Clean
ers, Inc., $6.00; Motorola C. & E.,
Inc., ' $30.00; Eastern Carolina
Firemen’s Association, $5.00; Vol
unteer Firemen, $239.00; Texaco,
Inc., $4.85; 'Norfolk & Carolina
Tel. & Tel. Co.. $9.25; Gulf Oil
Corporation. $11.45; Byrum Hard
ware Co., Inc., $55.95; Ashley
Welding & Machine Co., $4.96;
Coastiand Oil Company, $6.20;
Hobbs Implement Co.. $117.99;
Gulf Oil Corp.. $480.72; Albe
marle Motor. Company,- $25.00; M.
G. Brown C0.,-Inc., $5.80; Leary
Bros. Storage Co.. $10.36; Ack
Ack Exterminating Co., $15.00;
Hughes-Parker Hardware Co.,
$19.75; Edenton Ice Co., $2.25;
Bunch’s Auto Parts, $201.67;
North Carolina League of Mu
nicipalities, $116,89;- Southern
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407 S. Broad St. PHONE 3314 Edenton, N. C.
Block A Pipe Co.. $543.00;
George Chevrolet Co., $59.78;
Mrs. Raleigh Pbeie $10.00; Mu
nicipal Finance Office* Associa
tion, $15.00; North Carolina 'Lea
gue of Municipalities. $12.00;
Travel Council of North Caro-
traffic to the
tune of 21 miles
to the gallon!
Working for Bumper and Auto of Illi
nois, Inc., ten 1960 Chevrolet pickups
battle Chicago traffic day after day.
Each truck averages about 2,000 miles
a month in this wearing stop-and -start
delivery service. Mr. Harry Haller,
General Manager of. S if H Truck
Leasing, who leases the trucks to the
bumper firm, reports: “We provide
full maintenance on the trucks—gas,
oil and everxjthing elv—so ft pays us
to know just where we stand on casts.
And our records show that the ‘6O
Chevies are giving us as much as 21
miles per gallon . . . with an average
of better than 17 miles per gallon.
Mister, these are our kind of tnwksr
Truck owners have good things to
say • to«t all Chevy engines. And when
they’re not talking about Chevrolet
performance and economy, they’re tell
ing you how great that new Torsion-
Spring Ride is. How it soaks up road
shock and vibration. Protects fragile
loads. Lets you run at faster. safe speeds
to get more work done in a day. Drive
a torsion-spring Chevy soon. We'll rest
oar case an that one ride.
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lina, Inc., $25.00; Byrum Hard
ware Co,. 12c; The Henry B.
Gilpin Co.. $143.54.
There being no further busi
ness, the Council adjourned.
ERNEST J. -WARD. JR.,