The Chowan Herald
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Herald, a partnership consistinK of J. Edwin
tiufflap and Hector at UJ-415 South
*4 road Street, Edenton. florth Carolina.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1960.
A LIFT FOR TODAY
The eyes of a fool are in the ends of the
earth. —Prov. 17:24.
The man who cannot see the pixies dancing on
his own doorstep will never discover Fairyland
O God, open 'our eyes lo behold the beauties
of the world which Thou hast created for us.
that we may serve Thee with a clearer vision
and greater joy.
Goal In Sight
While a goal of $3,500 to produce a pro
motional film lor Edenton'and Chowan Coun
ty is confidently expected to be reached. Mrs.
John Kramer early this week announced that
approximately Sooo remains to be raised.
That there is considerable interest in this
■phase of advertising is reflected in the fact
that in a comparatively short time all but
S6OO is in hand, and this amount is expected
to be raised in short order.
It is pointed out, however, that a full scale
canvass has not been made for contributions,
>o that any business concern or individual
who desires to have a part in this film whica
will be viewed by millions of people should
send their check as soon as possible to Mrs.
John Kramer, who will be delighted to turn
it over to Mrs. Ralph Parrish, treasurer of
the Janies Iredell Association, who is out of
town at present.
With the ease with which the bulk of the
necessary amount has been raised, members
of the Edenton Tea Party Chapter of the
I).\R and James Iredell Association, sponsors
of the drive, feel certain that raising of the
remaining $(>00 should be no * r ouble at all.
In fact, they point out that the S6OO must
he raised, for on the strength of interest
shown in the project, an order has been placet!
to have the film produced.
Edenton and Chpwan County have a wealth
of material to make an interesting and appeal
ing film, so that following its release many
people will learn about our section and it is
no way of estimating how much good will re
sult. Let's soon hear that the entire amount
of $3,500 has been raised.
Hanging In Balance
Last week Tom Ridgeway, blood bank
chairman for Chowan County, made an ap
peal for 19 volunteers to donate a pint of
blood. This many pints of blood are required
if Chowan County is to continue the Red
Cross blood program. The blood is to be do
nated today i Thursday) at Plymouth, where
it will be credited to Chowan County.
Mr. Ridgeway announces that volunteers
will meet at Chowan Hospital this (Thursday)
afternoon at 1 o'clock to go to Plymouth for
the bloodPdonations. Transportation to Ply
mouth and return will be provided, and it i
hoped at least the required number of 19 will
be on hand.
Mr. Ridgeway says it is next to useless to
again emphasize trie importance of the blood
program, and that it will be practically a ca
lamity if die county loses these services be
cause not enough people are interested enough
to donate a pint of blood which can greatly
reduce suite,mg and even save lives. The
important phase of this program is that no
body knows who will be next to vitally need
blood —and in a hurry.
It is a worthy contribution which costs
nothing save a little time, and so much good
can result. Suralv there are at least 19 peo
ple in Chowan County who will make up their
mind that the blood program will not be
Not Impressive Record
North Carolina has the unwelcome distinc
tion of leading the nation in accidental deaths
from blows on the farm.
The state has .' J. 3 per cent of farm deaths
from blows during the period 1949-57, report
Statisticians of the Public Health Service.
And North Carolina is in fifth place for
drownings on the farm, with 21.4 per cent of
Here are some percentages on accidental
deaths: By causes.. for the Appalachian re
gion (North Carolina. Kentucky, West Vir
ginia, Tennessee and Virginia):
arms. 14.35; falls. $.92: Blows, 8.64: animals.
5.681 burns, s.43;.electricity, 2.64; lightning,
2.96: other. 7.89.
Three out of ftpir farm families enjoy an
accident-free vearJ What can the individual
farm farrn’v do one of the "happy
tteec”? A threeyoint program of safety fc
Recently I made some mention at out a few
remarks sent in by Mrs. E, H. Arnett, who
was formerly Miss Virginia Spruill. I sail
Mrs. Arnett lives in Shelbyville. Indiana, aai
the other day l received a brici letter from
Mrs. Arnett which, in part, said: “Just saw
the write-up in Heard and Seen of receiving
my check for The Herald. Thanks for giving
me the idea you received the check, but please
put me back in Tennessee instead of Indiana.
My kinfolks don’t write as it is. and with
putting me in Indiana, maybe I'll not get any
mail at all. I haven't moved and the May sth
issue came the next week. It was opened and
i\e wondered if there are some folks in these
hills who used to be at the Edenton base. If
they want to read it. it's all right by me. but
hope they don't keep it too long, as I like to
read it. too. Thank you again for the paper,
i always look forward to it.” What happen
ed is that we have a paper or two going to
Shelbvville. Indiana, and I just got it mixed
up with Shelbvville. Tennessee. Anyway. Mrs.
Arnett lives in Tennessee and not Indiana, as
I I said.
I made the rounds in some of the stores
which remain open until 9 o'clock Saturday
night—and it cost me. I told J. R. DuLaney
that had he closed Relk-Tyler's store at 7
o’clock I would have been about $35 richer.
"‘Yeah." I know." said DuLanev. "that's why
we stay open.'' But some of the clerks look
ed about petered out, so I told a few of ’em
that I’m for "‘clerks’ suit rage.”
Sheriff Earl Goodwin reports an increasing
number of petty thievery cases throughout the
county recently and on Monday advanced the
idea to the County Commissioners of employ
ing a roving deputy sheriff, who would be
charged with the responsibility of patroling
the rural area just like Edenton policemen pa
trol in town at nights.. The sheriff says it is
his opinion that such a set-up would help io
curtail thefts and other trouble and that it!
would pay off in the long run. It no doubt
would help out a lot. but a thief is going to
steal despite hell and high water. But the
sheriff believes there would in- less it thieves
knew somebody might turn up at any time.
And speaking about the County Commis
sioners. they'll no doubt need smelling salts
or some sort of tranquilizer at their scheduled
meeting Monday. June 20. At that time they
will scrutinize the various budgets, juggle fig
ures and try to do a magician's act to hold the
county tax rate at SI.OO. With all of the vari
ous budgets calling for increases! appropria
tions. it will take more than a magician to fig
ure out how a SI.OO tax rate will bring in the
amount needed to meet the budget. They
don't want to increase the tax rate —and neith
er do the taxpayers, but either the rate will
have to be boosted or something will have to
I was supposed to attend the 50th reunion
of my high school class in Pennsylvania over
the week-end, but was unable to make it. But
one thing is certain. While I am not a for
tune teller, no matter how the gals remain
ing of the class were dolled up and young
looking. I could guess all of their ages within
a year or two. At any rate. 40 remain of a
class of 81, who are scattered all over the
country. I’ll miss two banquets, but most of
all meeting and chatting with schoolmates of
over half a century ago. Ain't it the devil to
have to work for a living?
Herald reader will, no doubt, be interested
to read a letter recently received from Mar
garet H. Gibson of Arlington. Ya. There is
no substitute for the enthusiasm expressed by
the writer in piomoting our community and
reAilts stemming from Edenton's famous hos
pitality and friendliness. The letter follows:
"1 seldom write such a letter as this, but
the hospitality a friend and I had extended to
us by representative citizens of Edenton made
such a lasting impression on us. that I feel
I want to thank you.
‘On April 19. Miss Anne Lacy of Trenton.
New Jersey, and myself spent several hours
in your city, just as tourists en route to Nags
Head. Our first meeting with one of your ci
1. Face the fact that hazards do exist.
1. Remox-e hazards that can be removed.
3. Recognize that you'll have to learn to
live safely with many hazards. -
More teenagers are killed accidentally than
in any other group. For the 1949-57 period,
the percentage of teenagers was 18.09, com
pared to all other age groups. It moved up
to 20.64 per cent in 1958.
Death rates associated with machinery,
drownings. firearms and electricity are in
creasing; those associated with animals, falls,
lightning and burns are decreasing.
The week of July 24-30 has been set aside
as Farm Safety Week. But why wait until
then to plan to join the "happy three” out of
THE CHOWAN HBBALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. JUNE »■ 1960-
Stars And Stripes Was Adopted
National Flag On June 14,1777
The “Stars and Stripes” was
adopted as the national flag of
the U. S. on June 14, 1777, by a
resolution of the Second Conti
But why red, white and blue?
World BoOk Encyclopedia says
the founding fathers may have
been influenced by the flag of
1 the British East India Company,
a group of merchants organized
for exploration and trade. Their
flag bore seven red and six white
In 1782 the U. S. Department
of State explained the colors this
way: Red stands for hardiness
and courage, white is a symbol
of purity and innocence, and
blue is the color of vigilance,
perseverance and justice.
According to legend, however,
George. Washington gave us a
more dramatic explanation when
he reportedly said:
We take the stars and blue union
tizens was when we visited the
AAA office. The lady in
charge, whose name escapes
me. not only gave us the in
formation we had asked for,
but personally took us to the
old Barker House, showed us
through, and told us much
about the town.
"At the Cupola House, the
librarian was most cordial, and
told us of lovely streets to
drive through to see the lovely
wisteria and old homes.
"When we visited the Court
House, the two ladies in the of
fice on the top floor were very
gracious and helpful.
"AH in all. the people we
met in our- all too short visit
were such kindly folk that I
felt I must tell you about it.
Os course. I plan to visit]
OF ALL NEW
FRL. JUNE 10*
220 E. Queen St. Edenton, N. C.
FREE WASH and DRY
ON OPENING DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 10
9:00 A. M. TO 5:00 P. M.
WASH 10 lb,. 20c
DRY 10 minutes \Qc
OPEN 2 4 HOURS
DO AIL OF YOUR LAUNDRY HERE
from Heaven, the reiTfrom our mother
country, separating It by white stripes,
thus showing we have separated from
her. and the white stripes shall go
down to posterity representing liberty.
The original “Old Glory” was
a world traveler, a refugee from
the Confederacy, and a souvenir
of the Smithsonian Institution,
j. A young sea captain named
William Driver introduced the
nickname in 1831, when he was
given command of the brig
“Charles Doggett.” A group of
citizens of Salem, Mass., pre
sented him with a U. S. flag and
he hailed it as “Old Glory.”
Driver traveled twice around
the world with the flag, accord
ing to World Book Encyclopedia.
V.hen he retired in 1837, he
took the flag with him to Nash
ville, Tenn., where the name
“Old Glory” spread.
During the Civil War the flag
was sewed inside a bed quilt to
hide it from Confederate troops.
When Union soldiers took Nash
ville in 1862, Driver brought out
the flag and it was raised over
the state capitol.
In 1922, "'Old Glory” retired
to the Smithsonian Institution in
Washington, D. C.
Flag Day was established as
an annual national celebration
in 1916 by President Woodrow
Wilson. World Book Encyclo
pedia points out that it is not
an official national holiday, but
the President proclaims a pub
lic observance every year.
Not even the President of the
U. S. can be saluted by dipping
the national flag. According to
World Book Encyclopedia, the
U. S. flag may be dipped in
courtesy to another nation but,
unlike some other national flags,
never to an individual.
The U. S. is flag-maker to the
world. America's skilled flag
makers manufacture the flags
of more than 150 countries.
The headquarters of the Unit
ed Nations in New. York, where
the UN flag is supreme, js the
only place within' the U. S.. its
territories or possessions where
a flag may be displayed in a
position of higher prominence of
honor than the U. S. flag, ac
cording to World Book Ency
j By Tid Knttmg
The beginner at bass fishing
sometimes thinks that all h<
needs to be successful is to disi
.cover some great Secret which
some veteran could impart to
■him in half a lajmrte, if he
The truth is that if doesn’t
i take very long to become a suc
cessful bass fisherman, IF one
goes about it right, using his
head. If >ne doesn’t, it would
take a shade longer than for
ever, says Jason Lucas, Angling
Editor of Sports Afield Maga
The first anu most important
thing you must learn if you’re
to be a consistently successful
bass fisherman is to change
lures frequently. With almost
all other species, one lure ans
one method is all you need; ij
they’re feeding you catch some:
if they’re not, you don’t—an
that’s that. But the man wh<
sticks to one lure and method
for bass will catch them only on
occasions, sometime rare, when
that method happens to suit
their finicky fancy.
So keep Changing types of
lures (not merely changing one
for another of similar type) and
methods. Unless the place is
about completely fished ou
(which a larger lake practically
never is), you can always make
at least a fair catch of bass if
you strike on the right method
for the time.
Just throwing out and reel
ing in is about invariably the
worst possible way to try to
catch bass. A slow, varied! re
trieve will nearly always catch
a lot more.
A surface lure affords the
most sport. Occasionally bass
will suck such lures down quiet
ly; more often, they’ll hit with
a good splash; and frequently
they hit with an unbelievably
tremendous splash for their size
—it’s those dynamite strikes
that really send a quick tingle
down the angler’s spine.
The best way, as a rule, is
to cast the surface lure out and
not roc; n—(he: is. not until the
ripples sent out by the dropping
'ure have completely disappear
ed; and some foxy anglers often
vait several times this long be
"ore bezinnin" to retrieve. Then.
OLD SAYING “A clean tooth
.tever decays.” Buy super-clean
ing OLAG Tooth Pasta at the
USED KENMORE WASHER FOR
sale. Excellent condition . . .
Priced -to sell. Call 4063.
FOR SALE—USED AND NEW
electric welders. Forney Arc
Welders, P. O. Box 1333,'Rocky
Mount, N. C. tfc i
Salesmen wanted we
need Factory Representatives
for sales and service of a com
plete line of Forney Arc Weld
ers and Related Accessories;
qualified training given by
field management; top fringe
benefits. Excellent opportuni
ty for advancement. See Mr.
Craven at the Travelers Rest
Motor Court on U. S. 17 north
Tuesday and Wednesday, June
14-15 from 4-8 P. M., in Eliza
beth City. ltc
calling to offer you success. tVe
need ladies with time and ambition
to represent fine Avon Products at
Ballard’s Bridge and Yeoplm. Write
Box 342. Ahoskle. N. C.
■COR SALE—GOOD - USED GAS
ranges as low as $35.00. West
ern Gas Service. Phone 3122,!
HOUSE FOR SALE—LOCATED
108 Twiddy Avenue. Contact
Armon Smith at Smith Bros.
Lumber Co. Phone 3618.
■'unc9.l6c , r J
SIX-ROOM HOUSE FOR RENT.
Located 308 W. Queen Street.
Living room, dining room,
kitchen, den, two bedrooms
and bath. Rent $45 month.
Phone 2380. june9,l6pd|
FOR RENT OR SALE—2 BED- j
room house in Albemarle I
Court. Stove and refrigeratoi
furnished: also floor furnace
Phone 3122. tfc
WHITE LADIES FULL OR
part time earn $43.67 weekly.
Car ncessary. Write Box 100,
care Chowan Herald.
“Kim? of Swine”
Mammouth meat type OIC.
Grand champion blood lines.
Service boars, gilts and pies.
Minton’s Ranch, Merry Hill,
N. C. expMayl2r
FOR RENT OR SALE TWt
and three bedroom houses
Electric stove, refrigerator, ho
water heater. On school bu
route. Terms can be arrang
ed. L. E. Francis, Route 3
Edenton. Phone 3472.
WATCH REPAIRING JEWEL
ry repairing and engraving . . 1
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers
Phone 3525. tf<
FOR~ QUICK - AND EXPER7
service on your radio anc
phonograph, call the Griffir
Musicenter, phone 2528. Wf
carry a complete line o'
First time in this area. The
lady who has helped thousands
from near and far. They come
to be helped. It’s a pity far
those that need help ana do not
come for it. This great healer
can help you in all walks of life.
A»-e you sick in body? Are you
sick in mind? Are you in dark
ness? I can solve all your
troubles, your sickness and your
problems. You must see Sister
Adams! She is a Christian wo
man. Are you troubled by evil
hands? Do you fear disease? Do
you give desoair? Why go
through life .suffering when you
know Sister Adams can help
you? God has given her the
power to help all, including you
and your loved ones. White and
colored are welcome and all are
guaranteed to be helped.
s a. n. to is r. m.
SKVK.N I>Al> A WKKK
I ; Market'-’ - .
] Star and Indian Head
you be scarcely said to re
trieve, for all you do is twitch
the Kune very gently, with long
pauses between most twitches (a
mechanical monotony should be
strictly avoided here as in all
other retrieves for bass). You’re
tryiltg ttyV'Xnake tile hire resem
ble • some' half-drowned or in
jured creature that is putting up
a rather feeble- struggle, often
hgving to rest A bass, of course
will almost never bite any ob
ject unless he thinks it’s alive—
but, smart as he is in ways, he
thinks that anything moving
even a Tittle, apparently of its
own volition must he aßve.
Surface lurgs are likely to do
best just after daylight in the
morning and again close to dusk
—when bass fishing is at its
best anyhow in a great majority
of places and times.
try a herald classified
FOR SALE PORTO RICO
sweet potato plants, now in
time to turn your snap beans
and other early crop acreage
into a profitable crop by set
ting out sweet potatoes. We
I buy and store potatoes. Co
lonial Potato Company, West
Carteret Street. “ Phone 2204.
FOR LEASE IN EDENTON—
Sinclair service station. Down
town, tow rent. For details,
contact W. J, Yates. Phone
HELP WANTED MALE OR
female in Edenton. No strikes
or lay-offs. A better than av
erage income for full or part
time. Will consider older men.
Investigate Watkins Products,
Inc., today. Write Box 5071,
Dept S-3, Richmond, Virginia.
HELP WANTED AT ONCE—
Rawloigh Dealer in Chowan
County. Write Rawleigh’s. De
partment NCF-210-3, Richmond.
WILL BUY OLD COINS AND
gold coins. A. T. Hurlbert,
Sunbury, N. C. Phone 3431.
FOUND A NICKEL-SILVER
bracelet, Names of Jc'in and
Dianne engraved. Owner can
secure bracelet by applying at
The Herald office and paying
for this ad.
FOR RENT TWO-BEDROOM
house within block of shopping
center. Fully equipped, elec
tric stoVe. Frigidait'e and hot
water heater; also space heat
er. Furnished or unfurnished.
114 West King Street. Phone
FOR SALE PORTO RICO
sweet potato plants. All from
vine cuttings. C. E. Luptou.
phone 2856. Edenton.
COTTAGE FOR RENT KILL
Devil Hills. Electric kitchen,
hot water, three bedrooms and
screened porch. J. L. Chest
nut!, phone 2339. Aug2sc
HOUSE FOR RENT—TWO BED
rooms; refrigerator and stove.
Newly painted. Call Dr. A. F.
Downum, 3218. $45 month.
FOR RENT NAGS HEAD
cottage; ocean side. Best lo
cation; 3 bedrooms, screened
porch, electric kitchen. Mrs.-
J. D. Elliott Phone 3586.
'ICTUR* FRAMING—FOR THE
best in custom , rture framing
see John R. Lewis at the Eden
ton Furniture Company. Con*
plete line of moulding to choose
BULLDOZER WORK LAND
Clearing and dirt pushing
Phone 2956, Clarence Lupton
Wheel Type tied Crawler
Backhoec. Doxars. Trenchers