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fbe Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday br The Chowan
■braid, a partnership consisting at J. Edwin
Saffian and Hector at 433-423 South
Progil street Edenton. North Carotin*.
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'at the Post Office at Eden ton. North Carolina,
the act of March 3. 187®.
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THURSDAY. JULY 14. 1300.
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A LIFT FOR TODAY
p Freely ye received, freely give —Matt. 10:8.
IF WE RETURN in proportion to our bless
ings. we give all; for all good comes from God.
To Thee. O Lord, we offer ourselves and our
mant- il possessions for Thy glory and the good
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No Perfect Solution
Spurred on by the flooded conditions in
Edgnton during the recent unusually heavy
rain. Town Councilmen instructed its engi
neer. George Freeman, to make a survey in
order to ascertain the status of the town s
stopm sewer system. This preliminary report
was presented at the meeting of Town Council
Tuesday night and a number of suggestions
were advanced which might, to some extent,
alleviate flooded conditions during an ordin
However, it was |H»inteil out that the recent
rain of very unusual proportions is more than
the town’s storm sewer system is able to cope
With and that it is virtually impossible to pre
vent flooding when rains of such size occur.
It was also pointed out that much of Lden
ton’s flooding conditions is caused by high
tides which, of course, backs tidal water into
the storm sewer lines with the result that sur
face water cannot flow off, thus causing flood
ed condition in a number of areas. In other
words, a condition of nature exists in Eden
ton. due to the flat nature of terrain, which
mere man cannot remedy.
To be sure. Town Councilmen are very
-much concerned when various sections of the
town are flooded and plan to do whatever is
possible to relieve the situation. Some of the
tryhble can no doubt, be remedied but by and
large Edentoniam might as well resign theni
selv es to the fact that when unusually heavy
rains come and a high tide exists, some areas
will continue to be flooded
Town Councilmen have, no control over
rain and tides, so that a jieriect solution to the
situation need not be expected.
When water tails to run on and flooding
occurs, the first and all too often complaint is
that storm sewer lines are stopped up. These
lints have often been checked and in precious
few instance-: have any obstructions been
found. When pipes and ditches are filled to
capacity and the main basins so high due to
tidfcs, nothing else can happen but for the sur
tax water to flood. It san unpleasant situ
ation to contemplate, but one in which man
cannot control nature.
No Time Lost
Just what can be accomplished when a
group is >old on a certain matter and a spirit
of persistency prevails is reflected in the an
nouncement this week that the ■-hooting of a
promotional film on Edenton and Chowan
.County will most likely begin the latter part
of this month.
Only a few week- ago a similar film was
shown in Edenton which featured Jamestown
and Williamsburg and that immediate area.
The idea at once -truck a responsive chord
that a film of that nature would be a splendid
advertisement for Edenton and this section
and that it should eventually attract mam
people to Edenton and Chowan County and
obviously help the etaaiomic situation to some
Members of the Tea Party Chapter of the
DAR and Jarne- Iredell Association at once
set to work in „an effort to raise $3,500. the j
cost to make the film, and in short order this
amount was raised without very much diffi
culty. Ami now the word is that actual work
will begin on the film within the next few
The sponsoring organizations are to be con
gratulated upon, their interest and efforts in
raising the neces-aTy amount of money. They, j
too, have appointed committees to work with
thfc producer-, and it can confidently be ex
pected that they will see to it that the best
sort of film will materialize. It should, there
fore, be a very valuable advertising medium
for a section which has been too much neg
lectd in tooting its own horn so far as his
torical significance and living condition- are
I ft is estimated that millions will view the
fltaand with so - much interesting, historical
sfcd attractive material to choose from, there
i$ gverv reason to believe that it will be the
nheaife of many, people to come to Edenton
anS fhis section fjbo otherwise would not ever
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Many Edentonians will remember Cot
Monty Peyton; who-Was Stationed in Edenton
with the Marine Corps. He and his family
made a host of friends, who will be interest*, r
to learn that he retired from the Marines on
June 30. He and his family are now living
at 5801 East Baker Street in Tucson, Ari
zona. Incidentally, he sends his Lest regards
to all his friends in Edenton and Chowan
County. Monty was the sort of person
Edenton regretted to lose.
Josh Horne, publisher of The Evening
Telegram at Rocky Mount, dropped me a
line the other day in an effort to get about
a dozen corned roe herring. I'd like to send
'em to him, but don't know anybody who
has any. The Waff boys are sold out of the
roe herring, so if anybody has about a dozen ;
lor sale. I’d like to buy ’em. 1 don't like the
things, but .Mr. Horne apparently does.
Sometimes a fellow is unjustly accused and
such was the case recently with Bill Sexton.
Somehow or other the latch on the Sexton
refrigerator was broken, so that it was very
difficult to open the door. Well. Bill was ac
cused of locking or purposely breaking the
latch so that his kids could not make a raid
on the food stored there before he could get
to it. Taint so. says Bill.
The girls just will not let the boys get ahead
of ’em. With right much interest prevailing
in the men's softball league, the gals have
now begun to play the game. They played
a game Saturday afternoon and I’m told they
are now after more players so that additional
teams can be organized.. What they will
need, though, is an umpire—who will keep
his eyes on the ball. Anyway, the gals need
exercise as much as the boys and softball is
a good way to get it. It’s good exercise, too.
at night for the spectators, for if they are not
yelling for their favorite team, they are com
pelled to get a certain amount of exercise
swatting at the pesky n.osquitoes who turn
out in goodly numbers at the softball games.
Another error creeped in a story last week.
It was stated that Mrs. Bertie Warner’s Small
Triangle on North Broad Street will close
Tuesday nights at 8 o’clock. The closing
time during the remainder of the summer
will be 7 o'clock and not S o'clock every Tues
Red Men at their meeting Monday night
chanced off a nice set of steak knives which
were won by Leroy Henninger. "But,” said
Leroy. "What good are they, tor who in the
dickens can afford to buy steaks these
days?” And ain’t he so rightr
And speaking about the Red Men. they
have a "dutch” supper once a month with
three members designated each time to pre
pare the meal. Monday night Albert Culli
pher. Bill Harris and Billy Stevenson were
in charge. It was a feed sure nus, with fried
chicken, peas, slaw, French fried potatoes. j
rolls, tea and two kinds of dessert. It was
very good and cost each one eating only one
buck. But methinks the women folk had
something to do with the cooking of the meal.
I’m one who is supposed to help prepare the
next meal and 1 hope that gang likes hot dogs j
and baked beans —in a can.
Mayor John Mitchener is slipping or else j
getting sorta forgetful. Usually at Town
Council meetings he has sent in soft drinks
‘and sometimes nabs) for those at the meet
ing. Tuesday night the Councilmen were
held in session until the midnight hour, but
no drinks arrived. Well, maybe the honorable
Mayor figures it’s time for somebody else
to handle the refreshments. And speaking
about the Mayor, he won the trophy for be
ing the best sport among the group given
lessens in skiing. Bill Harris even surprised
himself in keeping on the skiies and Miss
Catherine Aman won the trophy for being the
best ski learner. The show- attracted a large
crowd of spectators many of whom lined along
the bridge and the highway. It was also a
ixetty sight to see at least 25 boats lined
along the shore so that those on board could
have a first hand view- of the performance.
The Jaycees and Scott Harrell in particular
are to be commended for staging the show
which was put on by the Outer Banks Ski
It’s very interesting to watch the softball
teams play with such stars as Doc Richard
Hardin, Doc Ed Bond, Tom Ridgeway, Bill
Easterling. West By-rum. A1 Phillips, Donild
Saunders, Nathan Owens. Obed Lee, Henry
.Allen Bunch, Leo Levoie, Albert Lassiter,
Jr.. Joe Tborod, Rudolph Dail, Hawk Cftlm
mey. Edgar Roger son. William Barrow, Clar
ence Shackelford (in shorts) and a number
of others romping about the diamond. Jim
Daniels and I have been hanging around,
but none of the teams seem to wapt us to play.
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VIOLENCE IN LEOPOLDVILLE— Pohce use rifle butts to prevent a tribe of natives from
-meeting a rival group in Leopoldville, Congo. Violence among competing political factions has
marred the newly won independence of the African nation.
Varsity Club Leads
In Softball League!
Edenton's Varsity Club con-|
tirules' to hold the lead in thej
softball, league, with the Red'
Men'in second place. P & Q,j
leaders since play began, now!
occupy, third place and the Jay
cees-trail- in the cellar position. I
Standings of the teams as-of
Wednesday morning follow-:
W ; L Pet
Varsity ~ S 2 .714
Red'Mtn 4 3 .571 ;
P fc O 3 4 .429
Jaycees 2 5 .286
Colored Girl Injured
By Patrolman’s Car
Annie Parks, an 11-year-old
colored girl of the Tyner sec
tion was seriously injured about
8:45 o’clock Saturday night when
she was struck by a highway
patrol car driven by Patrolman
Reginald W. Rawls, stationed in
The _ accident occurred in the I
Cannon’s Ferry section as Rawls!
was patroling in that section.
According to Rawls he had just
passed a colored store and the
girl with a few others were
walking down the highway.
Suddenly, he said, the girl ran
into the path of his car.
Rawls called for an ambulance
and the girl was’rushed to Cho
wan Hospital, where she receiv
ed emergency treatment. Her
condition was considered seri
ous but latest i*p<*ts are to the
effect ihe is gradually improving.
WHEAT CROP DOWN
A Tar Heel wheat crop of 7,-
866,000 bushels is forecast by the
Nortn _Carolina Crop Reporting
Service. The current estimated
is 16 percent below j
the 1969 crop of 9,353.000 bush-!
els. per acre forecast at)
23.0^.,bushels is 0.5 bushel belowj
thevj 9s9 yield and is 2.5 bushels
beloW the record of 25.5 bushels |
'n 1056. The estimated 342.000 j
acres for harvest is 14 percent
below the 398,000 acres harvest
ed last year.
IS LIFE MEANINGLESS?
Life is not meaningless to thousands of people who
In recent years have joined thf Episcopal Church.
The experts tell us that membership in all churches
has never been so high. What is the reason? Lift
becomes meaningful when lived in obedience to
Christ’s invitation to follow Him.
The Episcopal Church teaches its members that w®
have, as the Prayer Book puts it, a "bounden duty”
"to follow Christ, to worship God every Sunday in
His church, and to work and pray and the. _
... spread of His kingdom.”
Whether you are an Episcopalian nr not, if yon
profess to be a Christian, yon haw that "bounden
duty.” Then life becomes meaningful and purposeful.
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If you r* not attanding chords regularly, if you
haven’t found in any church tfas answtr to yoof
•pititutl needs, 4re invite yon to w«e*|np nidi
today in the Episcopal Chuech near yuu.
WiE LAYMEN OF ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCB
\ Edenton, North CcraUan
I Councilmen Consider
i Base For Airport
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!He also pointed out the diffi
' culty of proper drainage during
I high tide when water is backed
|up in the storm sewer lines.
He said Edenton had four main
f drainage basins, Edenton Bay,
Filbert’s Creek, Queen Anne’s
Creek and Pembroke Creek.
In his report 3 Mr. Freeman 1
pointed out about a dozen trou-1
ble areas which can be remedied
to some extent by installing more
manholes, enlarging some and in-,
stalling parallel lines of pipe at|
some places where large quan- j
tities of water now back up and i
causes flooded condition. How- 1
ever, Mr. Freeman frankly ad
mitted that little can be done
about high tides which often is
the principal contributing factor
in flooding various sections of
the town. ,
Mr. Freeman will make a
further study of the situation and
at the next meeting of Town
Council will present a complete
report, in which priorities and
estimated cost will be included.
The Councilmen affirmed the
assessment roll for paving Al
William Gardner presented a
hospitalization plan for employ
ees of the town, but no definite
action was taken.
The Peoples Bank & Trust
Company was designated as the j
depository for the Town of j
Before adjournment the Fi
nance Committee reported that
two offices in the former Willis
warehouse were rented on a
month to month basis to Spedic
Food Products at a rental of SJS
per nidrtth. It was stated that
it is the purpose to tear down
the warehouse in the near fu
To recognize ideas as danger
ous—and to face the danger—is
the mark of a free man and of a
—Charles A. Siepmann.
To Be Made In July
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tee are Mrs. Wood Privott, Mrs.
P. S. McMullan, Mrs. George
Mack and \ Mrs. Ralph Parrish,
| all DAR members, and Mrs. R.
|J. Moyce. representing the Wo
! man’s Club.
A meeting will be held this
| (Thursday) morning, at 11 o'clock
at the Iredell house for all mem-
I bers of the Edenton Tea Party
Chapter to complete arrange
ments for the film.
The financing of the film was
made possible through the gen
erous contributions of merchants
Those making contributions to
the fund making the film pos
sible were: Ross Jewelers, Tri
angle Motel. Harrell Gas Com
pany. Eden Motel, Hotel Joseph
Hewes. Alma Forehand, Edenton
Restaurant. Edenton Construc
tion Company. R. N. Hines, Bea
brook Blanching Corporation,
Leary Bros. Storage Company,
Ricks Laundry. P & Q Super
Market, Edenton Chamber of
Commerce. Hollowell’s, Albert
Byrum. Coastland Oil Company.
James E. Wood. Phthisic’s Super
Market, Miss Jessie McMullan,
Sport Specialties. M. G. Brown
Company, Jinibo’s Jumbos,
Home Feed & Fertilizer Com
pany, Western Gas Service, Mit
chener's Pharmacy, Albemarle
Peanut & Storage Company,
Miss Lethe Warren. Edenton
Marina, Elliott Company, Ralph
Parrish. Inc., Frank Habit, Bill
Perry's Broad and Church Street
one of. .the
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every day that a smart way to save for ury will replace them without charge,
their own family security and to help Bonds are safer than cash,
build their country’s strength at the same They pay good interest, too SV4 *
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Savings Bands are one of the safest _ , *
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And Bondi are absolutely indestruct- at work oasystcmetkailywherejou bank. •
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| Service Station, Bill Perry’s l Tex- j
>aco Station, Griffin Musioenter, i
|W. D. Holmes Wholesale Gro- j
eery, Malone’s 5-18 c Store, John]
Graham, Twiddy Insurance &
Real Estate Company, Bunch’s
Service Station,' Bridge Turn
'Service Station, Edenton Insur
ance Agency, Peoples Bank &
Trust Company, Chowan Herald,
Byrum Hardware Company, Co
ca-Cola Bottling Works, Cuth
rell’s Department Store, West
Byrum Insurance Agency, Joe 1
Thorud, Albemarle Motor Com-1
pany, Edenton Furniture Com-)
pany, Mr. and Mrs. W, D. Town- i
son, Belk-Tyler’s, Mrs. W. B. l
Rosevear. Edenton Cotton Mills,
William S. Privott, Sears Catalog
Office, Colonial Furniture Com
pany, Spedic Food Products, j
Hughes-Parker Hardwore Com- j
pany, Mrs. Mary P. Willis, Mrs.
Carrol Kramer, a tourist, Halsey
Marvin Evans Named
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eligibility of individual appli
cants all types of loans.
They also will recommend the,
amount to be loaned to each ap- (
plicant. Another important part
of their work is reviewing bor-|
rower’s progress and aiding the
county supervisor in adopting)
agency’s loan policies to condi-1
ditions faced by farmers in thisj
The Farmers Home Admini
stration makes intermediate term
loans to farmers who need ade-j
quate funds to buy eauipment l
mgmmmm FORMS, SEE VS!
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B business and expedite
& liver them promptly at
J";i reasonable prices. See our
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M on anything, any n r at 0001
I time. Just call.
! and livestock or to refinonc
j-debts aj® v essential equipmer
Long tferiik loans are made b
the Farwiite Home Administrj
tion to'|luild or repair fan
homes and other essential fan
buildings.f'xand to purchase u
improve suitable for family
type fa tions. Loons t
less-than-faiipily-type farm unit
can be made for rtfirancing s«
[ cured and,..-unsecured debts i»i
'curred for agricultural purpose*
The Farmers Home Admini
of fa« is locate
jon the seepnd floor of the bu
station in Hertford and is ope
each Monday, Wednesday ani
Thursday from 8:00 A. M., un
til 5:00 Bz M.
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He ean have patience cai
have what' he twill.
Large quantity of ripe to
matoes ready for canning or
juicing. Furnish your con
tainer tbrSl 50 per bushel.
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EDENTON, N. C.