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? This Day I Remember
By Mr*. Uilm C. Oadwla, Gmubm, President,
~ertn Cnrsllnn Centre** nt Parent* and Teacher*
ft Raleigh, N. C. —Her tiny hand
h chubby and soft, gripped
finnly in mine moist from ten
•ion. She doesn't pull from
Be ps usual and her eyes are
wides with wonder and excite-,
This is the first day of
school. I put up a brave front
lor her; me with the butter
flies in the pit of my stomach.
She sees right through my flim
sy of pretense.
This day launches my six
year-old into a confusing new
world of strange faces, strange
sounds and unfamiliar rules. To.
these she adjusts better than]
her' parent. i
This is the day when I get
smacked in the face with the
realisation that a third party
enters our family—her teacher.
I suddenly realize that she tests
her wings and never again will!
be as dependent on me as in
days gone by.
Yes. this is THE day. The
day I thought about and for
which I planned. “Should I go
with hejr to her room or just!
to the door or the edge of the'
school ground?” “Should I stayi
fcr , a time or boldly bid her,
goodbye and scram?" “Should)
I tell her teacher about thatj
sore toe?" I had pondered these'
and countless other questions
and all the answers seemed of
little importance at the door.'
In I went.
This is the day for which 1!
bought the notebook (she doesn’t!
need it), the pencils, the cray-|
©ns, the shiny new shoes (they (
were, for at least an hour), andj
that book on how to prepare
her for school (someone should
write one on preparing parents
Misery loves company and I
found it. Fellow-parents smile
bravely, yet they hardly see me.
And I survey the scene.
At first, the impression of ut
ter confusion, then 1 realize
that most of the turmoil is
caused by the adults. Grade-j
mothers assist and the children;
listen to them. They listen andj
mind so well that I feel a tinge j
And alone stands one boy, shv
with downcast eyes. The teach
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smile. The girl with clean, but
worn dress stands silently
apart Again the teacher’s warm
smile, a gentle nand and the
girl soon helps to pass out the
This is my daughter’s teacher!
Had I any doubts about bringing
her into our family, they have
now gone up in smoke. Now
she extends her hand to me
and tells me that she is pleased
to have Mandy for a pupil.
We are invited to stay and
observe. Many do.
Before my eyes a virtual mir
acle takes place. Little desks
become personalities; tables are
islands of interest; and the
teacher becomes a magician.
Quiet replaces the babble of
voices and the shuffle of feet.
Attention rivets on the every
word of “our” teacher.
“Teachers should conduct ev
ery birthday party for any num-,
ber of children greater than
three,” I silently observe.
With a friend, I slip toward!
the door, trying to catch herj
eye and wave goodbye. She,
sees me, but hardly nods fare
well. A new day is here; a
part of the growing-up process;
Outside we compare notes.;
We DO have the finest teacher.!
There were too many pupils, j
We do need that new school
building. Why did we buy
those useless things, after all,
the school bulletin suggested
what and why. When does the
lunchroom open? Now those
i fees make sense. Wonder when
they will start readirig and writ-i
ing? Where did all these first
graders, come from?
This is the first da yof school.!
I came through with flying col
ors. Ahead lies homework,
questions about report cards and
grading systems, questions on
curriculum, theme papers, help-'
ing to solve the teacher short
age, helping to pass bond cam
paigns, financing a college edu
cation. and, oh yes. at least 17
years of P-TA!
This is the first day of school,
is a good beginning.
The value of an idea has noth
ing whatever to do with the sin
cerity of the man who expresses
it. —Oscar Wilde.
Washington The Senate last
week passed the minimum wage
bill by a vote of 62 to 34.
I voted against the bill on pas
Encroachment I suoport the;
concept of basic wage rates butj
I am convinced that this bill
passed by the Senate goes be- \
yond the constitutional power
of the federal government to
regulate interstate commerce
and does violence to states
rights by controlling commerce;
which is wholly within the state. 1
This is another example of
usurpation by the federal gov
ernment of powers originally
intended for the states. Those
of us in the Senate who were
fighting to restrict the measure
to those matters which we sin- 1
cerely believe to be within the
juisdiction of the federal gov-;
ernment were not successful ex-'
cept in a few instances. The
House of Representatives has
passed its version of minimum!
wage legislation which pegs the
basic rate at $1.15 per houri
and restricts the broadened cov
erage more than the Senate ver
sion. The Senate rate is $1.25.
Conferees The fate of mini
mum wage legislation for the
time being is in the hands of
Senate and House conferees.
They will be meeting to see if
SURETY BONDED -so
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/ the ORKIN V.
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S I N 01
CONSULT THE THE PHONI DIRECTORY
FOR THE ORKIN OFFICE NEAREST YOU
THE CHOW AW HERALD. EPEHTOH. WORTH CAROLINA. THORRDAY. AUGUST IS. IMO.
a suitable compromise can be
worked out. It is thought by
some that the President will;
veto any measure sent to his I
office in the form of the bill
passed by the Senate. I do
not know what the chance of
getting a suitable bill will be. 1
Decent Wages My vote to]
preserve the balance of power
between the federal government!
and. the states in the case of
this legislation is based on the
sincere belief that the states
can and ought to legislate in'
this field. Failure to meet the,
issue squarely—as in the case!
of other matters —leads to the 1
demand for federal action. The
burden of maintaining the bal-'
Notice To Administrators,
Executors And Guardians
The law requires an ANNUAL AC
COUNT to be made each year and an
Inventory to be filed within 90 days
after qualifying. If your Annual Ac
count, Inventory or Final Account
are past duo, we respectfully urge
that you file same at once, as we are
required to report all such cases to
the Grand Jury, which will convene
at the September term of Chowan
County Superior Court, September
YOUR COOPERATION WILL BE VERY
TOM H. SHEPARD
Clerk of Superior Court
ance of power between the fed
eral government and the states
cannot be left wholly to the
Congressional representation in
Washington. The fact that the
North Carolina General Assem
bly had enacted a minimum'
wage bill greatly strengthened
our position that our argument
is based on constitutional beliefs
. and not on the belief that noth
f ing needs to be done to pro-
Jvide decent wages where action
: will not bankrupt small enter
r Center Hill 4-H’ers i
;! Enjoy Day Outing'
ti The Center Hill 4-H’ers, the!
f junior and senior clubs, enjoyed!
; a day’s outing at Lake Ahoy
s near Portsmouth, Va„ on Aug
l'ust 8. The Junior 4-H Club is
»; sponsored by the Center Hill
:! Senior 4-H Club.
»' The picnic was planned to
: gether so that the older children
-'could watch out for the younger
children. The group left Cen
ter Hill at 8:1S In the morning
and arrived at Lake Ahoy just
as the life guards were going on
duty. All the children spent a
happy morning splashing, play
ing and swimming in the lake.
A picnic lunch was very much
enjoyed and after a rest period
everyone went back in the i»k*
until it was time to go home.
Drivers and adult leaden going
were: Mrs. J. S. Turner, Mrs.
Rufus Smithson, Mrs. Rufus
White, Mrs. Ralph Goodwin,
Mrs. Garland Asbell, Mis. Em
mett P. Jones and Harry Vent
ers, assistant county farm agent
Twenty-five 4-H’ers were pres
Notice To Delinquent-1
1959 taxes are past due. If any taxpay
er cannot pay his or her taxes in one
payment, they can make partial pay
ments until paid.
PLEASE SEE ME TODAY AND MAKE
ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY
YOUR 1959 TAXES.
SHERIFF OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Office Now Located in Hotel Joseph Hewes
Building on the Corner, formerly Occupied
by Westent Union.
Tobacco Field Days
At Western Stations
Raleigh Two tobacco field
days will be held next week
in the mountains.
The fust will be on Tuesday,
August 33, at the Mountain Re
search Station, Waynesville; the
second on Wednesday at the Up
per Mountain Research Station,
The program, which lasU
from 3 to 5 P. M., will be the
same on both days. Dana Tug
man, superintendent at Laurel
Springs, ahd M. R. Whisenhunt,
superintendent at Waynesville.
-will welcome special guests and
1 make special comments. Spe-'
cialists from N. C. Slate College
will talk on various subjects: j.
Harvesting and RL
Bennett. W. G. Maxwell; %>latfl
beds and date of turning mIP
nure—S. N. Hawks, Jr., lea% «pA
and mosaic control—R A. Todd;
quality plants and
R. Bennett; old and new; varie
ties—W. G. Maxwell; fertiliu*
tion and date of transplanting-*
Dr. Luther Shaw. .. *- *>
The manly part is to da -with
might and main what you can
do. —Emerson. *-
What you can do, or dream you
can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power, and
magic in it. —GAfttht..