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~ THURSDAY, JUNE 23.1960
TTIPr FOR TODAY
Love vour enemies.—Matt. 5:44.
Doing an injury puts us beiow our enemj.
Mtyengmg one manes us but even with, him. for
giving one sets us above him.—B. Fral }^'" ith
* Merciful Father, teach us to conquer hate with
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Don’t Forget To Vote
Every person who. is eligible to vote knows,
or should know and remember that a new
(iovernor for the State of North Carolina will
be elected next Saturday, June 25. It is well
to remember, too, that the polls will be open
from 6:30 A. M.. until 6:30 P. M., and the
latter does not mean 6:35.
There are two candidates in the race. Terry
Sanford of Fayetteville and Dr. I. Beverly
Lake of Raleigh. Both of the candidates have
staged a strenuous campaign to win votes
with much appearing in newspapers as well as
radio and television. Besides, both men have
a strong following of supporters working in
behalf of their candidate.
With so much being said and printed, there
is little reason for a voter not to be able to
decide which candidate he prefers in the Gov
ernor’s mansion. The general belief is that
all too many voters, as is usually the case
in run-off elections, will not go to the trouble
to go to the polls to cast a ballot. 1 his elec
tion is just as important as the primary elec
tion on May 28. so that it is not only a privi
lege but rather a duty to vote. There are
millions of people in many countries who
would make a great sacrifice to enjoy the
rights and freedom which is ours at election
time. This right should not be treated lightly.
In the heat of the campaign there have been
charges and counter-charges, but it should
be up to the voter to make his decision as
to which candidate will make the best Gov
ernor. and cast his vote accordingly, irrespec
tive of urging on the part of supporters of
r any particular candidate.
The Herald has no intention to try to in
fluence any voter, but it does point out the
importance of casting a ballot in this very im
portant election for the state’s chief executive.
Go to the polls Saturday and cast a ballot,
thus carrying out your duty as an American.
Found Responsive Chord
It is gratifying to note that Edenton people
have raised enough money. $3,500. which is
necessarv to produce a promotional film on
Edenton and Chpwan County. It is also
gratifying that this money was raised in a
comparatively short time with very little ef
fort. which reflects the fact that the belief
prevails that the film will be a wonderful ad
vertisement lor this section and that it will
eventually affect the economy in one way or
It is estimated that when completed the
film will be viewed by millions of people,
many of whom will be attracted at one time
or another to this section. It is difficult to
place a definite value on legitimate advertis
ing. but it pays or else not so much money
would be thrown away on the part of so many
advertisers the nation over. It doe.' not. how
ever mean that alter the $3,500 is spent,
somebody will bring in that amount or even
more and lay it on our doorstep the follow
ing day or week. The film is generally be
lieved to be an asset, else so many firms and
individuals would not have so willingly made
The success of the drive to raise the amount
necessary goes to members of the Tea Party
Chapter of the DAR and Iredell Association,
aft of whom deeply appreciate the coopera
tjpn and interest on the part of so many
The film is expected to be completed late
this summer or early fall and it goes without
saying that everybody will await with ex
pectancy its first showing.
We Congratulate Them
Edenton as a mmle and members of the lo
cal National Guard Unit.in particular should
be proud of the showing made at the two
weeks encampment at Ffttt Bragg. The men
returned home Sunday bringing with them a
nlimber of honors, not the least was a beau
tiful trophy won for being the most outstand
ing unit during the summer encampment.
Besides this honor. a number of individual
timbers were also honored for outstanding
This speaks well of the members of the
unit and the officers .who, no doubt, believe
'tfcht anything worth doing is worth doing well.
TThe Herald is proud of the local unit and
congratulates ev«y member for the splendid
showing It’s a privilege to have such an ef
ficient and valuable group of men in die
community . g&rtvZi&at&iA --
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Six members of Unanimity l.odge went to
Gatesville Thursday night to attend a meeting
of the First Masonic District. At the junction
of Routes 32 and 37 there is a sign “eight
miles to Gatesvilfe.” One of the group said it
was the loogest eight miles he knows of.
“Yes.” said Louis Francis, ‘i think they meas
ured this road with a cowhide and threw the
tail in every time they moved the hide.” Any
way, the boys at Gatesville put on a real feed
with plates piled up with barbecued pork and
barbecued chicken as well, together with slaw
and cornbread. AH were invited to go back
for seconds, so that Izzy Campen and J. C.
Parks were among those of the Edenton group
to wend their way to the kitchen for a second
helping. Time was when I'd have gone with
them, but the old tummy is not what it used
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I have a hard time keeping up with frank
Muth. This week 1 had a note from him
telling me to change his address to Box 308.
Pineville. X. C., and in it he said. “I am glad
they are still inviting you to all the eating
parties around there. 1 hope you will not
bust open. - ’
It's a settled fact that everybody who reads
newspapers ought to be able to recognize Ni
kita Khrushchev if they passed him on the
street. For some lime now it’s hardly an
issue coming off the presses in which the pic
ture of Khrushchev does not appear. As for
me. I’ve seen enough of the face of that bird.
I’d rather see a picture of the other end so
I could give him a kick in the pants.
Driving around in the county Sunday after- :
noon. I came upon a baseball game being
played by two colored teams in the Bethel
section. I hung around until all the balls i
(two of 'em) were lost in the woods across 1
the road by foul balls. There were a number
of fans on hand who reminded me of the
spirited rooting at games a few years ago
Hicks Field. At one stage of the game the
bases were loaded when one of the fans yelled.
“That a boy. you're beginning to play a small
bit now.” Anyway the batter struck out ah<i
no runs were scored in that inning, so it must
have been a small bit. Then when a ball hit
the umpire one of the fans veiled. "\eah. if
1 would hit you like that, you would want to
fight me.” It was a hotly contested game,
but I don’t know if it was finished before
dark or not.
It was rather cool to be at the soft ball park
in shirt sleeves Tuesday night, but two hot
'Ottball games were in progress as the Soft
ball League opened with the teams being Var
sity Club. Red Men. Jaycees and P & Q. j
Henry Allen Bunch, playing for the Red Men.
socked the ball far out in the field, but he
gradually slowed down, so that when he reach- j
ed third base he stopped and said “The heck j
with a home run.” Al Phillips, playing for i
the Varsity Club, also hit the ball for a ride. :
The only difference is that Al hit the ball so ;
far it wasn't necessary for him to run as fast
as Henry Allen to make a home run. I hadn't ;
seen many of the players Wednesday, but
some of ’em, no doubt, are quite intimate
with the liniment bottle. Obed Lee. pitcher
for the Red Men. walked a few batters the
first inning, but he said he needed time to
“warm up.” A nice crowd was on hand to see
the opening games which was fun for both
players and spectators. Here's hoping the
league will continue to provide a lot of fun
In this issue will be found some news from
Merry Hill. We've added this column with Mrs.
Louise Adams sending in the items. I hope
Chowan County, as well as Bertie County read
ers. will read and enjoy this news.
I've heard a lot of fish stories hereabout, but
now it’s an alligator story. The way I got it,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Duncan were up the creek
fishing Sunday. Friend IXincan had a terrific
strike which he at first thought! was a big bass.
However, as he pulled in he discovered it was
an alligator “seven feet long.” I don't know
how he arrived at the length, for it got away
and he obeyed the Missus when she said. “Let’s
get out of here.”
Chowan County Commissioners on Monday
agreed to install air conditioning in. the Sheriffs
office. Raleigh ,Pee)e made the suggestion that
Sherff Goodwin also put a cot in the office so
that when it gets too hot for the Commissioners,
they might go in and have a cool rest and may-t
be take a nap.
And at the meeting I heard a new one. The
Commissioners were talking about some people
being annoyed by crow guns. After inquiry I
learned that a crow gun ft a contraption which
ft.rigged up to shoot every so often. It ft sup
posed to keep crows from damaging crape and
at the same time keeps neighbors awake.
O' . <«
With so much money needed to operate the
schools, the County Commissioners on Monday
harked back to the time when they went to
school. Raleigh Peel* recalled that when he
went to school there was one teocher for from
00 to 80 pupils. “But than," hcatid. “maybe
tbaftft why I dicta* eaartWii^--
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Vote we must
Little do we know the sig
i niticance and realize the lasting
effect that a small group or bet
. ler known as a minority can
f have. If; figures were available
o-v the percentage increase of
the colored voters against the
percentage increase of the white
ivoters during the last registra
tion period in this county, I feel
these figures would amaze all.
Thusly. whether we like K or
not. our colored brethren have
in fact created a sizeable bloc
that can and will be used effec
: tively to the future.
It was not uncommon during
the last election to overhear our
colored brethren saying to one
another when entering the poll
ing place. “Have you seen the
slate?” On a slip of paper was
printed the "slate” and not one 4
colored hrethren escaped receiv
ing a copy, and only in excep
i tional cases didn't follow its in
What is the significance of it
all? It doesn’t take much com
mon sense to see or understand
such an almost Russian ruse as
this. All of their votes were as
much directed as could have
been. By whom?. You might
ask yourself this question and
when you do, you will realize
that even in little ole Edenton
the activities of a powerful or
ganization are with us.
This Saturday's gubernatorial
election has already been di
rected. There is no .need for de
“slate” to be printed. One name
can be remembered by all, and
as sure as I write this, our col
ored brethren will cast their bal-:
lot as a bloc. What we must
realize is that we must get out
and vote in order to combat
such a strong and directed from
afar minority. We must never
fqrgeu “If you choose to be 11
weak and be led about, then
weakness will prevail and you
shall be led.”
Class In Skiing
Continued from Pape 1. Section 1
a group of prominent people will
be among the first to receive
lessons. In this group are heads
of various organizations includ
ing the following: Mayor John
Mitchener: Elton Forehand, new
president of the Rotary Club;
James H. Griffin, new Lions
Club president; Spec Jones,
president of the Chamber of
Commerce; McKay Washington,
master of Unanimity Lodge No.
7, A. F St A. M.; Al Phillips,
president of the Varsity Club:
Thomas Byrum. chairman of the
Board of Public Works; Mrs. J.
D. Elliott, president of the Eden
ton Woman’s Club; Mrs. Percy
Smith, president of the Edenton
'Business and Professional Wo
man’s Club; Guy Williams, sa
chem of Chowan Tribe of Red
Men; James Perry, president of
the Junior Chamber of Com
i merce: John Bass, commander of
I Veterans of Foreign Wars; David
White, commander of Ed Bond
Post of the American Legion;
Mrs. Leroy Harrell, Pocahontas
jof Chowanoke Council of the 1
Degree of Pocahontas, and Mrs.
| Paul Holoman, president of the
Mr. Harrell stated that most
of the above mentioned people
. have agreed to participate, al- I
I though a few had not committed i
1 themselves when this informa
' tion was given The Herald.
It is hoped that the show and
skiing lessons planned will re
sult in enough interest in skiing I
locally in order to organize a *
! ski club.
i The family of Mr. and Mrs.
B. C. Hare met Sunday, June 19,
for a family reunion. The dinner
took place in the backyard of
the residence of Mr. and Mrs.j
Hare on Route 3.
Those attending were Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Hare and children,
Tommy and Ginger. With them:
were relatives of Mrs. Thomas
Hare, Miss Rosa Dicus, Warren
Dicus and Jim Bell of Glen Bur- j
nie. Md. Also Mr. and Mrs. Al- J
bert Lassiter and four children,;
Maty Pane, Kathleen, Camille
and Jimmy of Ocean View, Mr. j
and Mrs. Robdrt Holland and.
three sons, Ronnie, Randy and)
Clifford and Stanley, Larry and’
Roger Brickhouse of Norfolk.)
Others were Miss Beulah Roach;
of Ocean View and Mn. Alice
Roach and son, George T. Roach
of Winfall, Mr. and Mrs. E. L
daughters, Gail, Sandra, Iris and;
Sally, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard!
Haro and daughters, Susan and.
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Before You Cast Your
Ballot For Governor
IF YOU ARE AGAINST
THE PROGRAM OF THE NAACP which includes inte
gration of our schools, barber shops, beauty shops, lunch
rooms, parks and bathing beaches.
VOTE FOR LAKE
IF YOU ARE AGAINST
A CANDIDATE WHO HAS THE BLESSINGS OE LA
BOR UNION BOSSES?
VOTE FOR LAKE
IF YOU ARE AGAINST
A CANDIDATE WHO PROPOSES A PROGRAM THAT
CAN ONLY MEAN HIGHER, HIGHER AND HIGHER
TAXES FOR EVERY CITIZEN OF NORTH CAROLIN A?
VOTE FOR LAKE
V. ' t
IF YOU ARE AGAINST
The present State Highway set-up and want to go back to
the old system of local commissioners,..
VOTE FOR LAKE
STAND UP WITH THE MULTITUDE OF CITIZENS WHO OPPOSE PLANS
OF THE NAACP... VOTE FOR LAKE FOR GOVERNOR ON SATURDAY!
Does The NAACP Favor A Particular Candidate?
Three Raleigh Precincts
Sanford Seawall Larkins Laks
Precinct No. 20 944 32 22 _ 5
Precinct No. 25 272 10 7 $
Precinct No. 26 : 993 21 15 7
Totals ... ....2209 63 44 20
These Are The Undisputed Facts!
11l Winston-Salem —Sanford got 4.209 votes in 7 all-negro precincts, while John D. Larkins got 103.
Malcolm Seawell 93, and Dr. 1. Beverly Lake only 31.
.Al Greensboro—in three predominantly-negro precincts the vote was Sanford 2,352, Seawell 158. Lake
74 and Larkins 66. ? T
For The Sake of The State
VOTE FOR LAKE
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