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THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 1860.
A LIFT Fm TODAY
Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid
them not, to come unto me—Matt. 19:14.
If ouf future leaders are to be dominated by
righteous principles, the children of today must
find the path that leads to God. That is our only
hope for civilization.
O God. bless children everywhere. May the
meaning of Thy love and care reach their tender
hearts and save them to be used of Thee.
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Lucky At That
Hurricane Donna has come and gone And
in its wake has left a great deal of damage not
to say, anything about the scattering of debris
from one end of the town to the other. The
experience of the hurricane, if nothing else,
emphasizes the insigniiicance and helplessness
of man, when faced with the elements of na
ture. Man oftentimes apparently takes on
the attitude that lie is all-powerful and su
preme, but there are times when his ego must
take a back seat.
True, the hurricane has caused a great deal
of damage in Chowan (ounty and much
money and effort will be necessary to get
back to normal. But even then this county
has been extremely lucky in that there whs
not more damage. Fortunately, indeed, are
we that in the midst of so much wreckage
there was not a single life lost nor any seri
ous injury retried. \\ ith the wind blowing
huge trees and limbs and scattering debris oi
all kinds it could easily have resulted in in
jury and esen death.
It takes calamities sometimes such as the
hurricane to see what |>eople are made ot.
Here in Eden ton the whole town was perme
ated with consideration and cooperation.
Places of refuge were opened so that people
could escajie |>o;;il»le injury. Memliers of
the local National Guard Unit offered their
services in' various ways, which can also tie
said of highway patrolmen, local |W»lice, fire
men,* members of the Street and Electric &
Water Departments, as well as others.
To be sure many people were obliged to
undergo inconveniences due to electric and
telephone services knocked nut. Frees and
limbs blocked .-Arrets, as well as entrances to
homes and general littering of premises with
Street Department employees were on the
job as soon as |>os.sible Monday morning and
did a magnanimou- job in opening up streets
which were blocked. I hey worked like Tro
jans so that generally people realize that all
the debris cannot be cleaned up at one time.
Progress is being made and. like one Edenton
Indy remarked. >Ae will wager a bet that
Edenton will "be cleaned up faster than any
other town which was a victim of the hurri
Electric & Water Department employee.'
also bent their effort.' to make repairs to
electric lines and removing wires so that fall
en trees could be removed. They, too, de
serve a word of praise for the way the\
tackled the tremendous task of repairing the
damage done l>\ tlw hurricane.
There were many others also who made
worthy contributions of one kind or another
during the emergency.
Edentonians. while more or less dazed at
the fury and damage done by Donna, met
the emergency four-square and but for the
precautions takrn and tool-headedness of its
citizens much more disastrous could have
been the consequences. .
Yes. the town is messed up and much dam
age has been done, but Edenton and Chowan
County citizens have every reason to thank
a kind Providence that we esea|>ed as luckily
as we did.
, Help The Band
It will be noticed that Mayor John Mitch
ener has proclaimed the week of September
18-24 as Band Week in Edenton. The band
makes only this one appeal for funds, so that
it: is hSped theif budget for the year, $3.-
wfl) be forthcoming during the week.
; The band is one of Edenton 's best adver
tisements. It benefits the town and what
benefits the town directly or indirectly bene
fits every person making up the town.
With such a valuable and delightful asset,
it behooves Edenton business concerns" and
citizea? as well to make a generous contri
bution so the, band can continue to be an or
ganization of which we can well be proud.
Rumors are the basis for much opinion and
ht&ivfor and. seldom bear any relatiooshio
to the y V
to the truth.
Edenton's Aces will make their longest trif
of the current football season Friday night
when they go to Wallace to tangle with th
Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs. The Duplii.
County aggregation is reported to be the
best Coach Thel Overman has had in yearly
He's some good ’uns, so that it look;
as though the. Aces will face just about the
toughest foe on their schedule. The band
and cheerleaders will make the trip and.
though ,it's a pretty long piece to Wallace
and back, here’s hoping a lot of Edenton fans
will go to the trouble to go to the game. The
Edenton boys are in good shape and they rea
lize they will have a tough battle, so that the
game might be well worth the trip. The Aces
stumped the Bulldogs 26-0 last year, but it
might be a different story this year. See you
Women in Edentdn often object to trees be
ing taken down, but a gang of trees were
down Monday morning and no objection was
heard. In fact it was proof that some of 'em
should have been taken down even before
Hurricane Donna unleashed its fury. Though
many trees and large limbs were hurled to
the ground, Edenton can consider itself for
tunate that nobody was killed or even seri
ously hurt. It's a lot of mess to clean up,
but it could have been a lot worse.
Among Edenton students who have been
busy getting their duds ready over the week
end was Ashby Tarkington. Ashby had to
buy a new pair of shoes and was rather un
decided if he wanted black or brown shoes.
The clerk must have been rather accommo
dating. for when Ashby opened the shoe box
at hi; home he' found one black and one
The banquet room at the Edenton Restau
rant was just about filled Thursday night
w'hen a dinner was served in honor of the
worthy grand matron of the Order of the
Eastern Star. The meal was exceptionally
good and to top it off chiffon lemon pie was
served as dessert. Ore of the ladies, after
eating her slice remarked, “Just what I want
for Christmas." And at the dinner a bag of
roasted peanuts was among the favors. The
peanuts were sent from California, but I’m
informed they were good old Chowan peanuts
in- ddie the bags. 'They were sent by John
Ritcbie head oT a large nut concern ln*T?ftlt-'
forma, who was recently in Edenton and fell
in love with the place so that he remained
two or three times longer than he anticipated.
It was easy to see that a lot of people were
stirring around much earlier Monday morning
than usual. Reason: Hurricane Donna.
Many people didn't* sleep at all during the
night, some not even doning bedclothes, and
were out bright and early to see what had
happened. Well, they saw! There’s a lot of
'em who took naps during the afternoon to
catch up with a little sleep.
Tom Ridgeway, who recently resigned as
administrator at Chowan Hospital, was also
chairman of the Chowan Red Cross blood
program. With Tom gone. Dr. Archie Walk
er informed me just before going to press that
(he Red Cross bloudmobile is scheduled to be
in Edenton Friday, September 30. It will
be at thF armory from 10 A. M.„ to 5 P. M..
and the quota for Chowan (and that in
clude; the area outside of Edenton ) is 105
pints thi; time. At the last visit the quota
was 95 pints and the quota was not reached
so that make-up donors had to go to Ply
mouth to save the blood program. This blood
is too much needed for Chowan County, so
that surely there are 105 people out of about
12,000 who are willing to donate a pint of
blood to relieve suffering and possibly saving
a life. Who knows the next person who
needs a blood transfusion might be YOU!
A rather surprising visitor to The Herald
office Wednesday' morning was Harry Per
kinson, a former Edentonian, who now lives
in Norfolk. Harry said he wanted to apolo
gize to me for something he did many years
agb. Harry said some rather uncompliment
ary things about me and even threatened to
beat my frame for something I put in The
Herald. The incident, so far as I am con
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cerned. has been long since forgotten until he
mentioned it, but it’s a grand and glorious
feeling when you think a fellow is mad at
you and then discover that he isn’t. Just as
I've said-before, the world is full of surprises
and Harry 's visit was one of ’em.
And speaking about goodness in people,
Dick Hines was running over with apprecia
tion early this week. Hurricane Donna mess
ed, up the electric service and Dick says he
never experienced so much consideration and
appreciation on the part of people in trouble.
His department done all was humanly possi
ble to do and apparently most everybody rea
lized it Anyway Did! hopes his men will
have all the damage fixed up by Friday night
TIB CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY.’ SEPTEMBER I*. I*6o.
Edenton Band Officers
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is pictured officers of the John A. Holmes High School
Band. They are: Bud Skiles, bahd captain; Jimmy Ashley, per
sonnel officer: John Marshall, administrative officer; Mac Privott,
equipment officer: Vern Goodwin. library officer; Bob Powell, pub
lic relations oficer; Judy Elliott, secretary; Priscilla Bunch, treasurer.
;PPhoto by J. P. Ricks. Jr.)
j CIVIC calendar]!
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Auxiliaries will be held in the'
Edenton Baptist Church Sunday j
night, September 18, at 7:30
A dance will be held at the J
Stork Club Saturday night Sep-!
tf.mber 17. beginning at 9
Chowan County Farm Bureau'
membership drive is now in
An office Will be open at the
Edenton Police Station today
(Thursday) and Friday from 1 to
5 P. M., to receive applicalic ns I
for Red Cross assistance for I
Edenton Tea Party Chapter of
the DAR will meet Wednesday
afternoon, September 21, at 3:30
o'clock at the Iredell house.
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for USED CAR VALUES...
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r a good used car or truck, come,
■ and we say . _ s take a look at our lot full of un-
K wMm H S beatable buys. Frankly, we"re
j f* 9 overloaded .... must move’em
I I ° Ut Which is why we"ve
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Q: I I cully irresistible! f^ T
see the best values we
/ >« HAVE EVER OFFERED..:
COME ON OUT AND SAVE
END - O - SUMMER SALE
Easy Terms - Big Selection
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE AT THE SIGN OF THE BEST BUY
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C)A George Chevrolet Co., lßc.,
1100 N. Broad St. ( PHONE 2133 Edeirton, N. C,
A revival meeting, will be held I
at Warwick Baptist Church Sep
Edenlon's BPW Club will
meet tonight (Thursday) at 7
o'clock in the Penelope Barker!
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary
will meet Friday afternoon. Sep
tember 16, at 3 o'clock at the
Edenton's Aces will play Wal
lace-Rose Hill in Wallace Fri-i
day night, September 16. at 8 1
Edenton Chapter No. 302, Or-J
der of the Eastern Star, Will j
meet Monday night. September
19. at 8 o'clock. |
A stated communication of
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. &
A. M„ will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o'clock. |
Ed Bond Post No. 40 of she
American Legion will meet
Tuesday night, September 20,
at 8 o'clock. • s'? j
j Ryland Community will spon
sor a barbecue chibken dinner
1 Saturday, September , 17, from
'6 to 8 P. M. |
Edenton Lions Club will meet
Monday night, September 12. at
17 o'clock. '
The George Trwslpw prayer!
1 group will meet at . the home
lof Mrs. W. H. Coffield this j
(Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock. I
Youth Sunday will be observ
ed at the Pleasant Grove A.M.E j
Zion Church Sunday, Septem
ber 18. j
Chowan Tribe of Red Men j
will meet Monday night at 8
William H. Cofftold, Jr., Post
No. 9280. Vaierans of Foreign
Wars, will meet Tuesday night
at 8 o'clock.
Edenlon's R-jtery Club will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon
at 1 o'clock at the Edenton
ASC Are Selected
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vice-chairman, E. ; M. Howell;
regular member, E. G. Blanch
, ard; first alternate, Ralph Hol
| lowell; second alternate, Beech
| er Ward.
Persons receiving the most
votes and have been declared
jto be elected as community
■ committee chairmen and dele
i gates to -the. county convention
are: Woodrow Lowe. Ray By-
Irum and Ernest E. Boyce. The
county convention will be held
September 23, at wtiith time the
County Committeemen will be
TRY A HERALD CLASSIFIED
With suclv-a splendid job done
during the disastrous hurricane
Monday morning, Bill Easterling,
chairman of the Chowan County
Red Cross Disaster Committee,
desires to express his sincere ap
preciation for what was done
in the emergency.
He especially thanks the local
National Guard for use of the
armory as 1 a ‘shelter and the as
sistance rendered by members
of the company. He also thanks
Edenton and County School of
ficials for the use of school
buildings as shelters and those
who administered to the needs
of mose who sought refuge.
His thanks also go to the
highway patrol, police, fire de
partment, radio station and
Mayor John Mitchener, all of
whom offered valuable services
and were eager to do whatever
was possible during the-terrible
Band Week To Be
Held Sept. 18 To 24
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get this year is set at $3,412.95,
which is the lowest in the past
three years. Items included in
this budget are debt reduction,
funds for transportation, con
tingency funds and acquisition
of some additional equipment.
It is hoped that the people of
Edenton will continue to give
the band the support that it has
enjoyed for the past several
years. With this assistance it
■will be possible to provide the
community with even better
representation than has been
enjoyed in the past.
j Mayor ‘Mm ’Mitchener has
proclaimed* !*epfpmber 18-84 : m|-
,John A. HoMW 1 High Schoetf'|j
Rand Week,..*JHe points out that,.,
the band provides means for.
musical training for boys and ir
girls of the community, and that,,
on its trips to areas throughout
the state and-nation it promotes-
Edenton. He, therefore, urge*,,,
jell citizens to support the band
in its fund raising activities.
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