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THURSDAY. DECEMBER 8, 1860.
i LIFT FOR TODAY
fiwi thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Juda,
not the least among the princes of Juda; for
ol these shall come a Governor, that shall
# a.e f my people Israel. —Matthew 2.6.
OUR WORLD could quickly be transformed
into the Kingdom of God through realizat'cm of
ins ideals and spiritual significance of Bethlehem,
the cradle of Jesus, our Saviour and Lord.
Merciful Father, may we <?o even unto Bethle
hem" and catch the glory of Thine Only Begot -
led Son and carry His teaching to the world.
Worth Every Cent
It is encouraging to note that requests are al
ready coming in for the educational and promo
tional film of Edenton and Chowan County, “Ye
Tqwne on Queen Anne's Creek.” Mrs. John A.
Kramer, chairman of the film committee, reports
that, although the film has only recently been
released, she has received requests for the film
from quite a few towns in North Carolina, Vir
gifua and a few other states.
It is also interesting to know that early in
January the film is scheduled to be released to
about 20 television stations extending from
Charleston. S. C., up the eastern coast. Then a
lHtle later on the film will be released to about
237 television stations throughout the country
will be shown as a public service.
Many Edenton people have seen the film and
y/ere very much pleased with all phases of it, and
it should be encouraging to realize that in the
course of time many million people will see the
film over television stations. In the opinion of
The Herald the film is the best advertising me
dium Edenton and Chowan Countv has ever un
dertaken, and it should prove very beneficial
but not over night.
Though the film has been produced and re
leased. there is still an outstanding bill to be
paid. Enough funds were raised to pay for a
13-minute film, but when the local material was
gathered it was realized that so short a film
could not do justice to such wealth of material.
It was, therefore, deemed advisable to make an
other film which more adequately sets forth the
historical significance of this community and
what it has to offer and, of course, it meant a
Some of the extra cost has been secured, but
the sponsoring organizations, the James Iredell
Historical Association and the Edenton Tea
Party Chapter of the DAR. are still short about
$1,200 of raising the amount due.
If anybodv feels like making a contribution.
Mrs. John Kramer wili be delighted to receive
it The film is a wonderful advertising medium
for Edenton and Chowan Countv and what bene
fits the community as a whole necessarily bene
fits, directly or indirectly, those who individu
ally make up the community. The film is worth
svery cent it cost and the bill should be paid
Is It Worth The Price We Pay?
Most people ask themselves the above when
they are about to purchase something from a
jlothing store, super market, drug store, or items
of almost any description. A large percentage
of the people are looking for a ‘‘Bargain”. Gen
erally, a bargain is when the individual pays just
what he thinks a product is worth. Are you a
bargain hunter? Would you pay 25 cents for a
Joke when it would be possible to get the same
Coke for 10 cents? You most certainly would not.
Why is it that we, the people of North Caro
lina, are not bargain conscious? 'Why are we
paying for the luxury of automobile transpor
tation at many times the price that should be
paid, and are paying that price in human lives,
WJrich cannot be replaced by any amount of
We are now in the second week of the month
of December, which is generally considered the
beginning of the Christmas season. Each of us
is anticipating a gay, joyous occasion. We would
like to extend our best wishes to those who are
atpong the living at the end of this Christmas
season. To the families of those who do not
make the end of the Christmas season, we would
like to offer our sympathy. Will you be among
the living or the dead when the first of the year
We can go back to the month of December of
1959. There were 124 men. women and children
killed in traffic accidents in North Carolina alone.
Oh Christmas day of last year, 13 persons lost
their lives. During the period from December
24 through December 28 of 1959, 39 persons were
cilled in traffic collisions. This does not include
he hundreds of persons who spent many days,
weeks, and months in hospitals recovering from
Automobile transportation is no longer a lux
ury. but a necessity for this day and time. This
is ’no reason for the high price in human lives
arid human suffering that is being paid daily.
It it worth the price that we pay?
Khch of us should keep in mind each time that
drive, whether on a short or long trip during
FOR YOUR nfj T XT’ T p J Will Be Open Night
CHRISTMAS il rj I j “ J_ J |j hi ix_ Until 9 O’clock Beaming
SHOPPING t7 tv t? tvt t i~\ ivi xt THURSDAY NIGHT
CONVENIENCE EDENTON, N. C. DECEMBER 15th
JJearJ Os s*
Edenton received a nice slice of publicity in
the December 2nd issue of The Chusi.au science
Monitor, a Boston daily newspaper oi wide op
tional circulation. Tne article, ‘ Edenton, N. C.:
’Cradle of the Colony’,” was written by riuua
Knowles and follows:
Authentic Americana in its natural setting is
what this community, often caned “The Cradle
of the Colony,” oiteis to ViSito,s.
These samples of colonial life arc not cold,
hollow shells of material prese.vei from the
past. Instead, there is the spark oi life m their
continuity with the past, as the early structures
are in use in present-day activities. The gracious
homes on tree-lined Kmg Street aie occupied
either by descendants of tne original builde.s or
by new owners whose ordeJy grounds speak out
in quiet pride.
The passing visitor may do well to begin at
the beginning: the original court house, still in
use and open for inspecUuu. Tne uneven siopo
of the stone-slab steps tells of many leet. Tne
worn indentations ol the old bannister, where a
hand has grasped it at the turn, bears mute tes
timony to years of use.
The ladies’ clubs of Edenton keep faithful vigil
over the building, ensuring authenticity in re
pairs. The old court still functions downstairs,
and it was here on the second Moor tnat many
momentous decisions were made. Here also the
Masonic Lodge has met uninterruptedly, with
George Washington’s own chair in use. until re
cently when an expanded membership forced the
erection of a new building.
In front, the Green, where the Edenton Tea
Party held its rally on 'October 25, 1774, extends
to the water's edge. In contrast to the Boston
event, this one was initiated and carried out by
the ladies, who loiswore drinking tea while tne
tax was in effect. Three Revolutionary War
cannons, inscribed with family names, pomt sea
ward with an air more decorative than hostile.
An inscription on the outside of the court house
offers pause for reflection: It announces grateful
recognition to the Chowanock Indians (this is
Chowan County) for their aid and kindness. This
tribe, one reads, by their friendly acts prevented
the massacre of the Roanoke Colony in 1586.
The Cupola House serves as a museum, so
named because of its towerlike superstruc’urr.
Its builder-shipowner used to climb the winding
stairs. Like many a New England seafarer, he
would scan the waters for the safe arrival of his
ships. This house has quite a collection, rang
ing from the dim past to the present-day library
on the first floor. The original floors, wood pan
els, and fireplaces remain except for the first
floor parlor, which was considered important
enough to have been purchased by the Brooklyn
Museum for a display of authentic colonial re
The rest of the building, as well as others in
town, is now under the firm hand of the .Daugh
ters of the American Revolution, who serve as
attendants and guides on a voluntary basis. For
a hurried visitor, one of these women will got
into your car to assist in finding an-* in
specting the various houses in the town. There
is a charge of $1.50 an nour, wmcii, oi cuavov,
goes to the restoration funds.
There is an original document of the of
the State of North Carolina, dated MDCCXCI.
There is the tea set used by the women for their
tealess parties after their deliant resolution had
One of these women occupied the Barker
House, another colonial home worth inspecting,
idyllically situated on a sea-enciicled point. Th.s
house is now used as headquarters for the DAR
.and other civic meetings. The spacious rooms
are in the process of restoration. The police sta
tion nearbv will gladly hand you the key if you
want to browse a bit in the peace of historic
memories. , .
There are four motels and a hotel m Edenton.
Signs on the main street point the wav to some
of the sites. Admission to the Cupola House is
25 cents. The DAR ladies are on call for infor
mation or assistance.
Then another valuable piece of publicity for
the entire state will take place Sunday. March
5. On that date the New York Times (more cir
culation than The Herald) will publish a special
North Carolina promotional supplement. The
Department of Conservation and Development is
cooperating in producing this supplement and it
should provide ‘a im of people to learn more
about North Carolina.
_o — •
Mrs. Margaret E. Stiffier. a Herald subscriber
living in Johnstown. Pa., sent in her renewal last
week with the following note: “Sorrv to be late,
but I guess it’s better late than never. I’m sure
glad vou don’t operate like ‘The Johnstown Tri
bune Democrat’, (which is reallv Republican).
Miss one dav and oops! no paper. Here’s wish
ing The Herald staff a happy holiday season.”
I’m printing this as sort of a hint to some sub
scribers to note the label on their paper to see
if it’s not about time to send in a check for the
Another letter was received from Lt. Comdr.
Donald F. Dalton, former Edcntonian now in
Puerto Rico. Said Don: "Pear Busf —I have
seen meaning to write for lo these many months.
Another Tar Heel has been brought torth and
although born in Puerto Rico. Keith Sinc’iir
Dalton is. and will be a resident of Edenton. N.
Z. I understand that the Dalton Sr.’s have been
in Edenton on the wav South to Puerto Rico.
->4 hav<~ said that the town holds its same
charm. We eagerly await each edition of The
Chowan Herald so we can keep up with our
nanv friends which we wish to be remember
Red Men held a weiner roast Monday night
and some of the champion eaters like Gus Bunch.
Gus Nixon and Kenneth Worrell didn’t show up.
However. Hawk Crummev was there and was
easily the champ. Each one went to a table
to fix up his hot dog. but Hawk sat at the table,
de figured he wouldn’t lose so much time walk
ng back and forth.
Chasing from one meeting to another Monday
night. I walked out of one meeting without my
jvercoat—real weather to wear one. Tuesday
•norning—still more reason to wear an overcoat
vith the temperature far below freezing—l made
the rounds to find mv coat. Which caused Wil
•>orne Harrell to remark. “If vou don’t wear your
this Christmas season, that 124 of us are going
to get killed in traffic collisions. Will you or a
member of your family be among the 124 who
may lose their lives? The answer is up to you
md I. We are the only ones that can prevent
such a needless waste of human lives; our lives.
Let us, therefore, become keenly aware of the
value of human life and practice safety first,
last and always while traveling the highways of
•mr state and nation.
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1960.
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MAN ABOUT TO DlE—With the face of death only a few
feet away, a Caracas rioter is helped into a first aid station.
He received a stomach wound while fighting government
troops in Caracas, Venezuela. He died minute later.
overcoat this kind of weather
.you might as well sell it.” I
I agree with him 100 percent.
I Doc Griffin, now in Florida,
is. no doubt, missing the verv
cold snap we are experiencing,
iui nes now at tort Pierce. Fla.
|ln a brief message this week
Doc said he went up Citrus Tow
ler and saw 17 million orange
trees at one time. “Sunnv. clear
and warm,” he said. But how
in the dickens did Doc dig up
I enough energy to count 17 mil
lion orange trees? He also sent
Ime a “Burial Certificate” on
which was the following word
ing: “Whv stav up nerth half
dead when vou can come to
Florida and get planted beauti
fully (no more taxes, doctor’s
bills or rent) 10. only $39.9a.
BAD BREATH LOSES FRIENDS
. . . Buy breath-taking OLAG
Tooth Paste at the drug store!;
KEEP the carpet cleaning prob
lem small —use Blue Lustre on
your wall to wall. Quinn’s,
FOR SALE KENMORE OIL^
circulalor with fan. Priced
reasonable. Call Jackson’s Ra-|
dio Service. Phone 3519.
HELP WANTED MALE OR'
female in Edenton. Full or
part time Watkins route avail-1
able. No investment. Earn
the year around. Bonus plan.!
Age 21-70. Must be neat.'
Write Watkins Products, Inc.,
Box 5071. Dept. S-3. Richmond,
Va. Dec 15,22, Jansp
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FOR RENT- NO. 30 WESTOVER ]
Heights. 3 bedrooms. Seej
Floyd Griffin, Route 1, Merry
Hill or phone Edenton 2809. j
CABBAGE PLANTS FOR SALE.}
Early Jersey Wakefield,]
Charleston Wakefield. Ferry’s
Round Dutch, Flat Dutch. Al-j
so Heading Lettuce. Set now j
for early spring heading.
E. L. PEARCE, Seedsman
Phone 3839 Edenton
WANTED —LADY & GENTLE-'
man wish 2 bedrooms on first
floor convenient to bath, with
white Christian family. Pay!
$150.00 per month for both.j
Need a little help. Please j
answer by letter to W. T. Far- ,
rell, 519 Lucas Ave., Norfolk
2, Va. Deri,B,lsc
WANTED AT ONCF-Rawleigh
Dealer. Write Rawieigh’s, De
partment NCL-210-3 Richmond,
Va. Dec 1,8,15,22,29 p
HOUSE FOR SALE—LOCATED
at corner of East Queen and
Court Streets. Seven rooms,
bath and a half. Central heat,
basement and garage. • Priced
to se'l. W. P. (Spec) Jones.
Phone 2174 or 3793.
M. G. BROWN COMPANY NOW
buying logs and tracts of tim
ber. Highest market prices
paid. Phone 2135, Edenton.
Bring a pal —two for $59.95.
Special pockets if vou want to
• ‘take it with vou.’ Our motto:
i ‘We undertake anything.’ Use
! our lav-awav plan. All services
guaranteed to satisfy or money
cheerfully refunded on vour re
turn." The certificate is signed
Stift, Dead & Done, Inc.
Steadv rain did not prevent a
lot of people from attending the
Christmas concert held in the
John A. Holmes High School au-|
ditorium Sunday afternoon. The
auditorium was just about filled'
and those who heard it must
have felt repaid for fighting the;
elements to get there. Here’s;
one who thoroughly enjoyed the
program and congratulate the
youngsters taking part -and their
director Miss Suzanne Hardison, j
HOUSE FOR RENT—LOCATED
102 Pembroke Circle. Newly
painted inside and out. Con
tact Mrs. W. W. Robertson,
Plymouth, N. C. Phone 2842.
FOR RENT—HOUSE AT 806-808
Johnston Street with duplex
apartments. Each apartment
has 3 rooms downstairs and 3j
rooms upstairs with hardwood
floors downstairs and pine
floors upstairs. Each apart
ment has gas range, gas water
heater, electric refrigerator—6
rooms and bath. Will rent one
or both apartments for $40.00
each per month. Telephone
2135, M. G. Brown Company.
FOR RENT—JOHN G. SMALL
house located at 112 W. Queen
Street. Contact Mrs. John G.
Small, phone 2939 or H. S.
Small, 607 N. Broad Street.
Nov24.Dec 1.8.15 pd
FOR RENT—FRESHLY PAINT
ed two-bedroom house. West
over Heights. Call F. Bout
well, 3561. tfc
-I»:TURE FRAMING—FOR THI
best in custom . jture framing
see Jonn R. Lewis at the Eden
ton Furniture Company. Com
i lete line of moulding to chooat
BULLDOZER WORK LAND
clearing and dirt pushing
Phone 2956, Clarence Lupton
WATCH REPAIRING —JEWEL
ry repairing and engraving . .
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers.
Phone 3525. tfc
FOR SALE—GOOD USED GAS
ranges as low as $35.00. West
ern Gas Service. Phone 3122,
FOR QUICK AND EXPERT
service on your radio and
phonogranh, call the Griffin
Musicenter, phone 2528. W«
carry a complete line o>
FOR RENT OR SALE TWO
and three bedroom houses
Electric stove, refrigerator, hot
water heater. On school bus
route. Terms cau be arrang
ed. L. E. Route 3
Edenton. Phone 3472.
Somebody must have had the
intuition that Tuesday nights
Town Council meeting would be
another long ’un. On the table
was a large Ditcher of water and
each Councilman had a fancy
glass in front of him. Then
Mavor John Mitchener arranged
for a" coffee- pot full of coffee
ind soft drinks to be brought
in. But with such fancy glass
es. looks like somebody would
have prepared a little egg nog.
Anywav. the Councilmen have
been meeting so bloomin’ often
lately that I think I’ll try to
get a snack bar concession in
the Municipal Building for the
long-winded meetings. The even
ing meal has just about disap
peared when a lot of the meet
ings break up.
Right much nas been heard
lately that business isn’t so hot,
but things should pick up a bit
now. Town Councilmen on
Tuesday night were paid for six
months’ work and last week the
Courtly Commissioners were giv
en checks for a whole year’s
Due to the Christmas holiday.
The Herald is srheduled to ap
pear a day earlier next week.
Instead of .printing the paper
Wednesday, it will be printed
Tuesday, so any news items and
advertising must also be in a
J. A. Webb, Jr.
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
der the provisions of the Gen
eral Statutes of North Carolina.
As such, supervisors and districts
have a responsibility to the peo
ple of the county and district.
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EDENTON. N. C.
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A DIRECT WIRE CONNECTION
with the Greensboro Mail Order House ( t- V
enables us to speed catalog orders A w
for pick-up the next day
'When you place your order before \j
2:00 p.m. in person or by phone
Visit Sears or Call
2186 In EDENTON
to place catalog orders for next
day pick-up 20th ’til Christmas
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SEARS edenton * N - c -
Many individuals, agencies and
other -groups suppiy assistance
of one form or another. Con
servation goals and objectives
are set up each year. District
supervisors are the elected rep
resentatives to coordinate the
in the Market for a Church?
That sounds dreadfully commercial, doesn't it?
But the truth of the matter is that literally thou
sands of persons the world over are "shopping” for a
church which fits their needs.
That’s one reason why the Episcopal Church is
growing so rapidly. It’s not. a case of a Church whidi
is cut to fit a new pattern. Rather, the Episcopal
Church adheres to the faith and practice of the
If there is a return to that "old time religion,”
that return is logically to the Episcopal Church.
Why? Because the Christian faith as expounded and
practiced in the Episcopal Church IS the "faith of
our fathers”, not just the fathers of the last few
hundred years, but the faith of the Apostles.
Interested? Perhaps you don’t agree. Here's a'
suggestion. Visit the Episcopal Church near you soon. \
Discuss it with the rector. He’ll be happy to visit ,
THE LAYMEN OF ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Edenton, North Carolina
various aspects of this program.
Other supervisors in Chowan
County are L. C. Bunch and H.
’Tis -a hard battle where none
escapes. ■ —Jeremy Collier.