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By WILBORNE HARRELL M
Here’s an arresting thought’
that a Mend of mine passed!
along to me. I’m passing it on;
to you; you can put your own
Interpretation on it: The White
Man stole this country from the,
Indian, and bought the Negro
tor his slave.
STREET SCENE—This colored |
nan stopped before a down-j
4;>wn window display, and en-j
tired into a conversation with!
«.e mannikins modeling clothes
ithin. Whether or not he got
4»y response to his monologue,!
1 don’t know, but he was still,
I Iking when I passed on.
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The Soviets say that two of
te mice recently sent into out-1
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in; people to thank for clearing [
the water of hundreds of dang- I
‘‘You have said that one of the |
reasons you enjoy living in i
Edenton is because there is
plenty of fair hunting and fish
ing within a short drive of home.
1 enjoy just looking at some of
these spots because there are
really some beautiful rivers and
woods. Just hiking or camping
orHeven cooking supper out with
►a little group is a lot of fun, I
think. Anybody who takes an
active part in either the Boy
Scout or Girl Scout program
‘Tommy, what does the ath
letic program at the high school
offer the so-called average stu
dent? Does he have to be on a
team to play football, baseball,
basketball, softball, volleyball
‘‘Football is a good, strong
program. A lot of fellows go,
out for it I would say basket
ball has,. plenty o(. participants
and plenty of fens. Os course,
everybody can’t go out for the
same sport at the same time.
Some play in the band and have
other responsibilities, but I’ll
agree some just stay stragglers.”
“1 helped out with the Little
League program this summer
and certainly do feel it is a fine j
and worthwhile sport. It made |
.me wish for some equivalent |
program for girls of that age
and it also made me wonder if
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
! er space were black, but they!
j returned white; changed in col-i
i or, was the claim, by radiation.;
If you ask me, those mice were
just plain scared. Whose
' (mice or men) wouldn’t turn
(white on a harrowing voyage
such as they took?
| CRITIQUE —I must be slipping,
i getting old, illiterate or just a
I lowbrow, or my taste in litera- 1
1 ture is very, very immature: I
can’t build up any great en-*
I thusiasm for Hemingway. His
' reputation as a writer is so;
j great, I thought that not to like j
j Hemingway was an unpardon
able sin. But no dice—l can’t,
I read him. And in my opinion,!
| some other sports wouldn’t be
I just as popular like archery, I
! skating, badminton or such. I
j Tommy, maybe as a clergyman 1
; and again a man half-way
through life I am a little naive,
but do those your age still like
to do some things I did when.
“Oh, yes. you don’t hear too i
much about chess and checkers, '
but there is some around. Some
go in for bridge. I like ping- J
pong very much. There are al- \
ways some interested in learning
a new dance step, but I under
stand some good ballroom,
square dance and even ballet
teachers are in Edenton and not
even being called on. You men-1
tioned skating. I think this'
could be a real thing and with-1
out any cost either. All you;
have to do is rope • off a good
spot, get it a little organized,
and put on some recorded mu
sic. How about the street in
! front of the high school? For
ice skating an occasional to.
hlorfolk is fun going with a!
“While you have been talking,
Tommy, I jotted down some
recreational activities that 11
would like to see more of here 1
for our young people. I would
strongly suggest a pair of good
. bowling lanes in a good, sound
| building, well-run either as a
civic enterprise without profit
or by a reliable commercia' un
dertaking. I would like an in
door skating rink. I would like
to see some good clay tennis j
courts. In fact, I would like to j
play myself. I would like to
see sailing take over in Edenton
Bay and vicinity. We have per
fect conditions here for boat
building and for sailing. Re
gattas and local competition are
j really not out of reason. I
I would like to see someone come
lup with a plan for horseback
riding and training for those in-1
terested in this sport. How
about a miniature golf course?”,
“Padre, I could add to that
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! “The Old Man of the ’Sea” was
I the worst movie flop ever per
petrated on an unsuspecting and
long-suffering movie audience.
THE WEST—Trigger, Roy Rog
; ers’ palomino, is not only the
“Smartest Horse in the Movies”,
but he is also the “best-dressed.”
Trigger “wears” three saddles.
One of them is a silver-mount
led $5,000 “work” saddle, and
for real “dress" work Trigger
' wears a silver, gold and rubv
inlaid parade saddle valued at
; $50,000. Boy, when Trigger steps
out on the town, he does it in
( grand style.
I No compromise with communism!
list, too. Teenagers want a
place to gather. They want a
place where over a coke and
doughnut they can chat ten
cents worth into an hour. Dis
cussion is a great part of today’s
living. Some would enjoy a
} place to hear good recorded mu
sic and I mean all kinds, too.”
“Os course, that is what the
i Episcopal Youth Center that we
. are just about to finish is try-
I ing to provide—a place to meet,
’hear a little good music, chat a
j little, and share a few games:
'such as ping-pong, etc. A coun- J
sel of young people will meet in
September and organize this
center. Though it is a part of
our Parish House and naturally
where our Church School as
sembles, it will have week-day
use. We’ll have records, you
can find soft drinks, tables,
| chairs, good lighting in clean,
.healthy atmosphere. There’ll be
! a few rules, but very few, but
! these will have to be respected.
More about that later, but I
can tell you that I have visited
in several such youth centers
and recreational centers in three
states gathering information
1 from their expediences. This has
proven very valuable. Happily j
married couples will supervise
our special activities and spe
cial speakers and youth leaders
I will come to Edenton from time
'to time as available. There will
be .no denominational distinc
tion made and our program will
be considered a community ser- .
vice to young people without
any ulterior motives nor obliga
“I remember my Scouting
. career as introducing many ac-
I tivities to me I really hadn’t
! thought too much about before
that time. Anybody getting a
Handbook and reading the list
of merit badges there could find
a lifetime of interest and pur
suits. Collecting something of,
interest is one thing that could
come out of this. Model-mak-,
ing and model-making races;
either with cars or planes is
! lots of fun. There is a world
of satisfaction to be gained from
. a microscope. Folks laugh
sometimes, but how about as
tronomy—in this rocket and
missile age we’re missing out if
we don’t keep up even on the
hobby level. Photography is
another hobby that I have al
ways wanted time and a few
pennies to go into.”
‘‘Now you are listing ’em,
Tommy. Let me add ceramics,
art, music or the equivalent
Scouting program for the girls.
Have girls given up sewing and
I cooking or do they spend all}
5 their time on make-up and “al-*
- lied industries” these days to'
1 attract their opposites? Seri- (
ously though, Tommy, I believe
the girls have many more ne
glected activities than the boys.
„ After all isn’t it part of a
youngster’s responsibility and
! indeed privilege to find his own
recreation? I know some who
' think if recreation isn’t organiz-j
I ed and scheduled, it isn’t recre-|
. ation. But I also .know that|
some free time for creative
t thinking and doing is very very|
. important. We would even do'
, well to have some time to
selves at least for a little while,
each day. It is during these
I minutes and hours we grow . . .’
beyond all that I believe young,
people of today should turn
their faces toward home more
than they do. Mother andl
Dad need a little helping hand,
and they don’t get it too often.)
It hurts me to see some one,
employed to mow the lawn'
1 when a husky seventeen-year
old lad is right there to do the
job. It is likewise a sad spec-!
tacle to see teenage girls who'
take little pride in the inter-!
ior decoration of their homes
of wnich they are a very im-|
portant part. How about that?”
j “Now you ase stepping on
i some toes. Padre, but I will
have to agree that some stay
away until they get hungry.
Maybe it is because the parents
don’t expect anything of them
or maybe they are not even
home! Maybe families don’t act
like families enough anymore—
doing things together. They al-.*
ways have to drag in outside]
guests before they feel they can
have a good time or do some-|
“That’s a right fine sermon!
and I’ll take note. But right
now let me read off some more'
items on my mental notepad I
that Edenton could well afford
1 to think about. It comes to me
lout of my Chamber of Com
merce associations and the oc-l
casions I have had to meet in
dustrial representatives looking
us over for a place to locate a
plant and employ a few people.
We certainly need such plants
right now. but we will not get
i them until we first provide a
few recreational facilities. One
of the first things such people
ask for when they come is a|
! country club. Where is it? We
■ don’t have it. They ask for a
i nine-hole golf club. We don’t
: have it. They ask for a few
i cultural activities such as Little
t Theatre Group, Choral Group,
lor eating place (coffee and
doughnuts) with that special
!, Edenton flavor. We don’t have
I it. With all apologies to our
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Long known for its good and abundant sea foods,'
North Carolina is fast becoming an important beef
producing area as well—a fact welcomed by tourists,
who prefer beefsteak to fish steak. This year. North
l -Carolina farmers will raise more than a half million.
head of beef cattle, an increase of nearly 200% over
the number raised just ten years ago.
Increasing, 100, are the numbers of enlightened areas
throughout the state that endorse the "legal control *
laws governing the sale of beer and ale—another feet
welcomed by many North Carolina visitor.
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1 fine local establishments, tell me|
* where anyone of any age could
sit down and talk about a busi
. ness matter in private?
“Well, as I was intimating in
dustry wants its personnel hap
py where they reside and work.
They want schools that provide
necessary academic and extra
curriculum activities. We’re do- i
ing better on this every year,
i But in the after-school hours or j
1 week-end hours, we have much
'to provide. Trying to sell new
comers on points of interest that
, are miles away is one way of
providing educational interest
and a little travel. 1 could.rec
ommend the Planetarium* in
Chapel Hill, for example, or
Nags Head, or the Mariner's Mu
seum in Hilton Village, or Try
i on Palace in New Bern . . . oh,
I there are many places in this
wonderful state and in neigh
! boring states. But how about
| right here at home? It has to,
1 be here for everyday use or we',
I really don't have it. Maybe
this is what 1 am getting to—a
short conversation I had just
I this past week with a State'
, Trooper who was pleading for
' some help in behalf of our
' young people. He said that
i there just isn’t enough for them
to do in a good wholesome way)
jor he wouldn’t find so many,
parked automobiles all over the!
i several counties. Young people]
1 have learned that the Trooperi
'is a friend for he will not let I
| them stay in unsafe, dark, back-'
' roads. But where is the answer?}
t Ask those who take Dad's car.
a date, and drive away. Where,
| to? For what? And besides
‘l'm usually broke'.”
1 “What's this 4-H Club pamph-'
let doing on your desk. Padre?”
"Read the underlined parts.
Tommy; maybe you will see
where it fits into our conversa
tion It's a good program bv
the way and 1 wish my children
lived on a farm and could par
! “It says, ‘I pledge Mv Head
| to clearer thinking. Mv Heart to
| greater loyalty. My Hands to
I larger service. My Health to bet-
I ter living, for my club, mv com
i munity, and my country.” Then
you have the ten Guideposts cir
' cled: Develop talents for great-
er usefulness. Join with friends
I tor work, tun. and fellowship.
Learn to live in a changing
world. Choose away to earn
' a living. Produce food and fi
ber for home and market. Cre
ate better homes for better liv
ing. Conserve nature's resources
for security and happiness. I
Build health for a strong Ameri-I
ca. Share responsibilities for
community improvement. Serve
as citizens in maintaining world
| 'They didn't miss the boat
now did they? Don’t you think
it fits into a youngster’s life
very well It certainly makes
sense. It certainly seems like
fun. It says a lot to me.”
“I’m going to have to leave
you in a few minutes. Padre,
but what it seems you are try
ing to say is that on the one
hand young people are either
:}not content with what they have
l here in Edenton and Chowan
County or that they are not tak
ing advantage of what they
have. Again you are saying that
that there are several recrea
tional activities we need that
adults should provide things
: which we just don’t have.”
‘That is right, Tommy, and
] that is the entire message of
what we have aired as we havej
| talked. In an automobile and
llying age such as ours We just
haven't kept up. Our grand-:
fathers and grandmothers in
Edenton had more recreation in!
a sense than we do now. On
the other hand we ot today’s*
coming generation just don’t re-;
alize how biessed we are with!
what we already have. Maybe j
our churches could assume more;
and more responsibility for clos-j
ing the gaps. Maybe they could}
keep up with the school pro-!
gram and incorporate educa-j
. tion's aims into theirs. Maybe]
'the families of tne churches!
could see to it that their young!
people are provided for accord-;
ing to their needs more ade-;
quately than they are now for;
sure. I just don’t believe in
giving the car keys to a teen
ager and not asking questions.!
It isn’t fair to him. Where will
|he go? What will he do? You
“I should like to quote from
ja treatise by Judge Alfred W.j
] Whitehurst of the Juvenile and
I Domestic Relations Court of the
I City of Norfolk: One of the
j prevalent problems of our youth,
is that they seldom have any*
i purpose in life. They >n fre
quently* have no goal or ambi
tion. Another Characteristic of
young people is a lack of
healthy activity. It is -certainly
'axiomatic that an idle mind is
the "Devil’s Workshop*’, ami
this is so true of an idle minor.
They* need healthy activity
■ . . they need religious train
ing. A person not only needs
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to know right from wrong, but]
he needs to believe in the dis-j
ference, to advocate the differ-1
enee. This must come from re-1
ligious training. Other failings;
include the lack of discipline ]
and the lack of respect for au-1
thority, which must be learned]
It should be pointed out that
parents are not responsible for]
j everything that happens to their}
children. We. as adults share
in this responsibility. The cul
! ture that we have created con-'
tributes to the problem . . . bad i
| literature . . . misspent money*
... for every dollar spent on
* our schools, we spent almost 1
| $3.50 on automobiles and we
I spent 3 million for research to
j conquer blindness, but spent 12
: million for ey*e lotions . . . so
j it goes . . . tne vast majority *
tof bur children are. fine y*oung|
] citizens so the real question is*
| not so much “Where are our:
] youngsters going?” but "Where!
1 are we leading them?”
T believe. Tommy, there is!
: much in a real, live, tangible!
] way* adults can insist on pro-}
; viding . . . good schools, good)
libraries, good books, good after- 1
1 school programs, good religious *
You Save The Middle Man's Profit
J. W in ton Sawyer
405 S. Road St. Phone 5995
ELIZABETH CITY, IN. C.
! training, a good society. TTie
; way they fill their time is the
| way they fill their minds. The
I way they fill their minds is the
j way they fill their lives. From
I Scouting 'physically strong men
j tally aware, and normally
; straight’ I continue to gather
j good teaching. How our young
sters are re-created is how we
■ adults provide for that re-crea-
I tion and how younsters them-
I selves employ such provisions.”
, He—“ Remember, darling Last
, night you said there was some
thing about me you could love?”
She—“ Yes, but you spent it
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