The Chowan Herald
published every Thursday by The Chpwwt
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
•uftlap and Hector Lup’m, at 423-425 South
xnruKi Street Edenton, North Carolina.
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THURSDAY. AUGUST IS. 1940.
A LIFT FOR TODAY
gr . . • She of her want did cast in all that
she had. even all her living. —Mark 12:44.
GOD. the Creator aiid Owner of the worlds
wealth, wnich ne entrusts to our care, would
have us so filled with love and gratitude to him.
that we would gladly give ourselves and our
means to glorify him and build a Chrtstnrce
brotherhood among men.
We praise TVee. O God. knowing that all
things come of Thee, and we would give aacrl
ftciallv and cheerfully of all that with which
Thou hast no bountifully blessed us.
Important To Parents
With the opening of schools scheduled to
take place Tuesday of next week, l)r. J. A
Johnson, director of the District Health De
partment. has issued some important informa
tion for parents of children entering school
for the first time.
Dr. Johnson points out that every child en
tering school the first time must have at least
one polio shot and preferably two shots. He
also stated that requirements will be even
more rigid when school opens in Idol when
it will be necessary for children to have three
polio shots before the\ can start school.
It is vitally important. Dr. Johnson points
out. that all children who enter school the
first time this year should have at least one
polio shot. To substantiate the fact that
Salk vaccine is effective in preventing polio
attacks. Dr Johnson cites figures showing
that cases reported in North Carolina up to
August 22 of this year totaled >1 cases This
compares with 104 cases reported during the
same period last year. He also says that
the large majority of cases in IdoO included
children under nine years of age.
The earlier children receive these polio
shots the less likely they are to contract polio,
so. that all parents should realize the import
ance of attending to this iiniuer.
la this connection a Javcee-sponsored polio
shot clinic is scheduled to !>e held at the
Penelope Barker house Friday night. August
26. from 7 to 9 o’clock. Edenton doctors are
cooperating with this clinic and will be ou
hand to administer the shots. It is interest
ing to know that the shots will be free to
everybody under IS years of age and ex
pectant mothers and that those over 18 years
old will be charged only 81.00. Then. too.
if anybody has no way to go to and from
the Penelope Barker house, free transporta
tion will be furnished by phoning 4121.
With this -ervice provided, there is little
excuse why all children in Edenton should
not be treated as a precaution against an at
tack of polio. which might prevent serious
illness as well as becoming permanently
Short End Os The Stick
The Russian leader.' boast endlessly of
their nation's material progress—and of their
plans to overtake and pass the I’nited States.
But this progress, if it exists, certainly isn't
filtering down to the Russian masses.
The National industrial Conference Board
has issued a >urvey showing ihe worktime the
typical worker must put in to buy consumer
items in New \ ork and Moscow. Examples:
In Moscow it takes an hour and 4 minutes to
buy a pound of >ugar —in New York three
minutes. In Moscow it takes 15 hours to
but a man’s cotton shirt—in New York si>
minutes. In Moscow it take.- 275 hours to
buy a man’s wool suit—in New York 23
So it goes, all the way down the list of
staple food, clothing and other necessary
items. The figures are based on average
earnings in manufacturing industry, and the
Moscow prices are based on information ap
pearing in the Soviet press.
This casts an interesting light on Russian
methods of production and distribution—as
well as the philosophy back of the Russian
economic system. Production is not based on
epnsumer wants and demands — it is based on
what the dictators decide. Distribution, al
most all of which is through state-owned
Stores, is non-conraoetirive. and the prices along
with quantity and quality are established by
fiat. The consumer, aside from the small
elite group, gets the short end of the stick.
About all that some people know about
public policies is that they do not like ant
The state of human beings can be under
stood when one realires that the avenge man
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; There's a saying that goes something like this:
, "Cast your bread upon the waters and it will
return.” Something of this nature is reflected
in a letter received this week f.om Robert S.
Mjiw of Burlington, Vermont, which follows:
"Last month my wife and I spent a few days
in Edenton. At that time we were beginning a
tour of your state. We had seen parts of North
Carolina a year ago and were so mut-h impressed
by what we saw that we felt \ve wanted to in
form ourselves further. The experiences of this
summer confirmed the favo.ab’.e impressions of
a year ago. We think that when we choose to
retire we shall seriously consider residence in
! your state.
j "Our days in Edenton were very pleasant. We
liked much that we saw, and wt we.e especially
i impressed by the people we met. They were
; generally courteous and cooperative. 1 feel con
strained to mention one man in particular. His
1 name is Ronald Saunders, an employee of one of
your super markets. Ronald was very gracious
.o me. He even invited me to be his guest on
an afternoon fishing trip. It happened that the
fish were noi biting but the experience was one
of the highlights of my time in Edenton. 1 was
much touched by the warmth and friendliness
of the man who was my host, and 1 am glad to
pay this simple tribute to him. I came to like
a number of people in vour community. After
all the people of any community are its greatest
asset In this respeet Edenton is fortunate.”
With school teachers writing in to change their
Herald back to Edenton. maybe things will get
back to normal with the opening of school just
, around the corner. Miss Lena Jones was among
those to note a change in address and in her
letter from Montreal. N. C., she was kind enough
to send me a fishing barometer. The contraption
pictures a fish with large eyes, which says that
when the eyes are blue—l bite good. If the eyes
turn purple it says, l bite fair and when, red. \
1 bite seldom. The bloomin' eyes have not changed
since it arrived, so how in the dickens am 1 to
i know whether to go fishing or not?
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Here's one tv ho was among those tb be invited
to see the premigye showing of the picture Beri
Hut at the Village Theater in Cameron Village!
Raleigh. Thursday. Not being much of a movies
goer. I set a record for myselt by not going to
sieep. The picture started at 2 o’clock and bpt
for a brief intermission, ran until 6 o'clock,
which means that I sat there for four hours with
out taking a nap That in itself should be a good
* recommendation for the picture. It had splendid
! acting, outstanding photography and sound ef
fects 90 natural that 1 though 1 was getting wet
I during a storm in the picture. Not being much
i of a critic. 1 can. however, say that Ben Hur is
a very good picture and one which 1 thoroughly
enjoyed from beginning to end—and it cost me
j nutlin'. Then 1 was also invited to meet with
1 Senator John Kennedy, along with a gang of
North Carolina newspaper people, in Washington.
I didn't have time to write to see if John would
pay the expenses—so I didn't go.
| It's not unusual for us at The Herald office to
! receive an order for job printing with the re
mark. "1 am completely out and must have some
as soon as possible.** Not so with the Rav.
] George Holmes. On Friday morning he brought
in a printing job and I asked him how soon he
! must have it. "Oh,” he said, there's no need
to rush. thL< afternoon will be time enough.”
I Mayor John Mitchener v*s among the large
number of people who attended the recent 125th
anniversary of the Rocky Hock Baptist Church,
i when just about everything imaginable in the
way of food was spread on the tables. John, of
course, ate his share and then some. This week
a revival meeting is being held at the Rocky
Hock Church and. of course. John has beta in
vited to attend. "But.” said the party inviting
him. "there will be no food served except the
The Methodist Church is sort of a busy place
this week. A new pipe organ is being installed
to replace the one which has been in constant
; use since 1894 The congregation will, no doubt,
i be very proud of the organ when it is ready for
use. but nobody will be more pleased than Mrs.
: John Ross, the organist, who had to he next to
s magician to get music out of the old organ.
Parts of the new organ were scattered all around
1 the church Tuesday, but the man in charge ex-t
\ pecis to have litem all in place and the organ
j ready to be played in about two weeks. It should
i be a good reason to have a good-sized congre
-1 gabion the first time it is used.
Edenton Aofc> are now going through the paces
j to get in shape for the forthcoming gridiron sea
' son. and they're very' active on the field for two
reasons. First, they are anxious to toughen
themselves for the grind and second, if they
don't keep moving the bloomin’ mosquitoes will,
chew a hunk out of 'em. Assistant Coach Billy
Hardison on Tuesday night was near about “gin
out” even before the practice started due to slap
ping and banging at the pesky mosquitoes from
his feet to his head. 1 fooled the devilish mos
quitoes—l left the field. And with football sea
son about here, somebody will have to be think
ing about serving coffe in the press box—that is
if the hot spell ever leaves.
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Maybe as one grows older some drastic change
ui appearance takes place. For instance. I’ve
known Mrs. Clarence Shackelford for a long
time and while eating with the Shackelford
family at a table in a restaurant Tuesday night.
Mrs. Shackelford asked. "Mr. Bufflap, what na
tionality are you?” Weil, I’ve been in Edenton
so darn long, darned if I could think what na
tionality’ I am.
Chowan County’s old Court House is now go
ng through a face-lifting period with right much
if the red paint already removed. The building
s taking on a rather unique appearance, so that
the ladies who asked foe it must have known
what they, was talking abodt. The old bricks
4d greatly to the appeamnek and Should attract
lot of attention from visitors.
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•MO COMMENT” |a a report of
acieants on the national scan*
tad doe* net necessarily retied
iAM policy or position.
ttpplauded President Eisen
ubwer’s expressed determination
to resist “reckless spending
schemes” advocated in Congress
during the remainder of the
With, the Washington atmos
phere surcharged with election
year politics, it is generally rec
ognized among conservatives
that a major danger confront
ing the nation is the vote-lur
ng spending proposals pushed
by the radicals in Congress.
There are some formidable
obstacles, however, to the suc
cess of efforts to buy votes in
the November 8 presidential and
congressional elections by spend
ing schemes and other undesir
able legislative proposals. These
1. The power of public opin
ion. If opponents of wasteful
government spending and of
other objectionable legislation—
communicate their , views im
mediately. and . vigorously to
members of the House and the
Senate, .it could have a decisive
effect * ‘
2. President Eisenhower’s veto
power. It takes a two-thirds
vote of both the House and Sen
ate to ,‘override a veto. This
has been accomplished only
twice since President Eisenhow
er entered the’White House in
1953'. v ”‘* • ! ;
3. A coalitioki of southern
Democrats and conservative Re
publicans This group has been
highly successful, through the
years, is back many of
the more radical legislative pro
♦. The House Rules Commit
tee. Through its power to per
mit or prohibit. House consid
eration of proposed legislation,
it has been instrumental in
bringing about the defeat- -or.
in some cases, modification—of
a variety of objectionable pro
posals. The Rules Committee is
in a highly strategic position st
the present time.
President Eisenhower, in hi*
message to Congress on August 1
B—when the Senate resumed its
session interrupted for the po
litical Conventions- *—4 asserted'
that the $4 billion surplus he
had predicted for the current
fiscal year (ending next June
30) was threatened by “the!
spending programs enacted and:
pending*—coupled with the fail
ure of Congress to enact pro-1
posed new revenue measures.” !
“I shall not.” he pledged,
10 REASONS WHY
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abdicate my responsibility to use
j the executive power to help keep
' the nation’s economy strong
and sound while we carry for
ward our urgent work at home
and in the world.
“This means that I shall not
be a party to reckless spending
schemes which would increase
the burden of debt of our
grandchildren, by resuming, in
prosperous times, the practice
of deficit financing. I shall not
fail to resist inflationary pres
sures by whatever means are
available to me.”
Just what Congress does—or
fails to do—during the remain
ing weeks of the session can
not be forecast at this time.
Political pressures are terrific—
creating a situation not conduc
ive to calm deliberation in the
Anything can happen on legis
lation already introduced and
on new proposals which may
be offered as the session pro
Indications now are that ma
jor battles will revolve around
the legislative issues that were
being hotly disputed when Con
gress recessed for the political
These include industry-oppos
ed proposals for medical care
for the aged, federal subsidies
for education, an increase in
the SI.OO an hour minimum
wage and broadened coverage,
and legalizing situs picketing
and secondary boycotts at con
Senator Kennedy of Massachu
setts. the Democratic presiden
tial nominee, has been very ac
tive in sponsoring or advocat
ing this legislation. It is gen
erally expected that he wilj ex
ert every possible effort to push
these legislative proposals to en
President Eisenhower’s mes
sage to Congress did not men
tion the situs picketing and sec
ondary boycott proposal. But he
advocated “assistance to older
people to meet: serious illness
es.” . . . “federal assistance in
the construction of facilities for
colleges, universities and ele-
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DISTIItfO mo M GRAIN - *0 PROOF
CHARLES JACQUIN it Ci«, Uc„ Phil*., Pa.
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shon, employe of Ford Motor
Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.,
plays farmerette alongside the
company’s central office build
ing. The company harvests an
alfalfa crop three times a year
on 35 adjacent acres.
mentary and secondary schools,”
. . . “expansion of coverage of
the fair labor standards act”
. . . and a “moderate upward
adjustment of the minimum
The administration’s proposals
on these subjects do not go as
far as the Democratic measures
awaiting action. Some mem
bers of Congress, however, think
that these bilks should be re
jected—or, at least, that furth
er consideration should be de
ferred until a non-political year.
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—Francis Bacon. |
The most agreeable thing in
life is worthy accomplishment
—Edgar Howe, i
SHOP AT YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD
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*X* IT! j 0N ORDERS OF $2 OR
SUPER MORE EVERY DAY!
MARKET for Tree delivery j
FRESH GRADE A
WHOLE ONLY ib-27*
TRY THESE FOR 303 Cans
OUTDOOR COOKING— RED & WHITE i
Rib Steaks Garden
ma Peas ,
lb. fy C 2 cans 37*
FRESH GROUND MRS. FILBERTS
Hamburger O L E O
lb. 49c Fib. pkg. 28c
L & S KOSHER CURTISS CO.
Dill Pickles Miracle Aid
quart 29c 12 pkg s - 39c
SUN-SPUN Lg. Sise Red 8r Writs
S weeimilk or buttermilk A 1 ' /tts aa
3 cans 25c 4 boxes SI.OO
No. 2Mi Cans Marti.idale RED & WHITE
Sweet Potatoes MILK
TARTAR REDUCED BY SALT
in OLAG Tooth Paste. At all t
FOR RENT EIGHT-ROOM j
house, including four bed
rooms. dining and utility i
room. Phone 3188 on week-!
ends. Aug2s,Septlp j
I WILL ACCEPT. AT MY
home, a few beginners for pi- j
ano lessons. Mrs. W. E, Bak
er. 1 tp [
WANTED APARTMENT SIZE:
electric cook stove. Must be'
in good condition. Call Cho-j
wan Herald. Aug2s,Septic’
HOMES FOR SALE
106 East Queen Street. 10!
rooms; full bath .up and half j
bath downstairs. Price drastic- i
ally reduced to settle estate.
4-room bungalow on N. C. J
Highway 37 South, near .Dick !
Coffield’s store. All modern
conveniences. Ownei* moving.
Price greatly reduced to sell at
E. W. SPIRES
Real Estate Broker
WANTED RETIRED LADY |
and gentleman desire two
bedrooms on first floor, con
venient to bath, with board,
with white Christian family.
Will pay $l5O per month for
both. Need a little attention.
Answer by letter to W. T.
Farrell, 711 W. 34th St., Nor
folk, Va. Aug2s,Septl,Bc
M. G. BROWN COMPANY NOW
buying logs and tracts of tim
ber. Highest market prices
paid. Phone 2135, Edenton. j
HELP WANTED MALE OR
female in Edenton. 'Full or!
part time. Age 21-70. Better'
than average income. No ex-,
perience necessary. Clean,
pleasant business. No lay
offs. Car or light truck
needed. Write today Watkins
Products, Inc., Box 5071, De
partment S-3, Richmond, Vir
FOR SALE SPINET PIANO.
Do you have a child starting
piano lessons this fall? We
rent Spinet pianos for as little
as SIO.OO a month and the.
rent applies on the purchase
of a new piano when you buy.
Come in and see our com- ’
plete selection of new and
reconditioned pianos. W. C.
REID & CO.. 143 S. Main St,
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. Phone
Gibson 64101. expSept29c
FOR RENT OR SALE—3-BED
room house in Albemarle I!
Court. Stove and refrigerator
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j To admit , poverty is no
grace to.a man, but to make no
effort t 6 escape it is indeed dis
i graceful. —Thucydides. ,
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PICTURE FRAMING—FOR THE '
best in custom , dure framing
see Jonn R. Lewis at the Eden
ton Furniture Company. Com
clete line of moulding to choose
■ HOUSE FOR RENT—TWO BED
[ rooms; refrigerator and stove.
Newly painted. Call Dr. A. F.
Downum, 3218. $45 month.
j COTTAGE FOR RENT KILL
Devil Hills. Electric kitchen,
hot water, three bedrooms and
screened porch. J. L. Chest
nutt, phone 2389. Aug2sc
5 WAN TED! -
150 Used Refrigerators
1 TOP PRICE
i Colonial Furniture Co.
, Edenton. N. C.
I a ugl 1.18,25 c
i FOR RENT*OR SALE TWO
and three bedroom houses.
Electric stove, refrigerator, hot
water heater. On school bus
route. Terms can be arrang
ed. L. E. Francis, Route 3,
Edenton. Phone 3472.
WATCH REPAIRING JEWEL. •
ry repairing and engraving ... .
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers.
Phone 3525. tfc
FOR - ” QUICK AND EXPERT
service on your radio and
phonograph, call the Griffin
Musicenter, phone 2528. W*
carry a complete line of
FOR SALE—GOOD USED GAS
I ranges os low as $35.00. West- j
I ern Gas, Service. Phone 3122,
j Edenton. ;une2t(
BULLDOZER WORK LANL
• clearing and dirt pushing
, Phone 2956, Clarence Lupton
Wh# * l Type and Crawler
Backhoee. Doaen, Trencher*
Crawler Tractors With
Loaders, Landscaping Rakes
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