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v THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1961.
Learning From Dr. Schweitzer
Incongruous as it may seem, a group of U. S.
scholars are journeying to Equatorial Africa to
Study tile philosophy of brotherhood and its value
tp our hopes for world peace. The group is vis
iting Dr- Albert Schweitzer at bis missionary
hospital at Lambarene, just south of the equator.
Thevouthful scholars who are going to Africa
atfltne invitation of Dr. Schweitzer are students
of philosophy, religion and civic affairs from all
parts of the U. S. They will hold a series of
sheetings With the world-famed Nobel Prize win
* ner. The purpose of the visit is to clarify and
publish English translations of Dr. Schweitzer's
philosophy in an American “primer” that could
well be a foundation for a type of thinking that
is all too lacking in today’s world.
The meetings are being sponsored by the U. S.
headquarters of the Schweitzer Education Foun
dation which has appealed for all the aid pos
sible to finance young students on the trip, plus
financing hospital equipment and supplies that
are the doctor’s ever-present need. A hint of
Dr. Schweitzer’s fundamental philosophy which
is particularly appropriate as the nation enters a
critical new year is revealed in one of his Sun
day sermons: “There is a great river behind us
(adjacent to Lambarene). Ip its upper reaches
it is Swift and tumultuous. There are turbulent
currents and dangerous rapids. It is a savage
stream. The further it flojrs, the broader and
stronger and more tranquil it becomes.
“The Holy Spirit is like that. At first there is
very little seen of its presence in the hearts of
men. But little by little,, it grows stronger and
men become filled 'with it.” (From "The Africa
oft Dr. Schweitzer.
One can only wonder why there cannot be
more Dr. Schweitzers in this world.
Believe It Or Die!
Nearly 1,200 human beings were smashed to
death last year. They died in traffic.
Most of them were killed, not in accidents, but
in traffic “incidents” involving speed, liquor,
Stdbborness and general lawlessness.
As former Gov. Luther Hodges once remarked,
, “There’s nothing accidental about a man who
Sdlctitics, deliberately speeds in his car through an
mteffsection, and causes a wreck.”
Bttt apparently so few care about those killed
on the highways . . . “ "
1 that’s some attitude. Worse still, the human
mind refuses tb Believe that anything negative
„ will happen tq the body. . _ .
dfywnere, characterized by the
foolish assumption that “accidents always happen
to someone else.”
well, you are alive at this very moment only
by the very special grace of God.
Believe in your own special gift of long and
undisturbed life if you will, but meanwhile, try
Stop at once'all illegalities and carelessness in
yoifr own driving. No more cheating on the
speed limits, double caution when road, traffic
and weather conditions are bad, no driving and
drinking. This is by far the most important con
tribution you can make.
Second, when the General Assembly convenes,
write to your legislator. Ask him to support saf
ety proposals. It’s significant that letters urging
safety are usually a mere triqkle compared to let
ters concerned with less vit'al action. Let your
representative know you want safer North Caro
Ifhird, stand behind your law enforcement of
ficers. Without your support and encourage
ment police are hampered in their efforts to pro
vide' traffic protection for all.
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Jdeard <jf Seen
Masons installed new officers Thursday
night and J. C. Parks, one of the new offi
cers, turned up with a white, shirt and his
Sunday-go-ineeting suit. Doc Downum, the
new master, commented that J. C. was all
dressed up for the affair, upon which J. C.
said, “That’s the way it goes. When a poor
fellow puts on his best clothes to look a little
respectable, then he gets ridiculed for it.”
Well Terry Sanford is now in the saddle
as Governor of Xorth Carolina and Senator
John F. Kennedy in a few days will be inau
gurated as president of the United States.
Which brings to mind another election. The
election of town officials will take place in
May and though still almost four months
away, there’s already a candidate for Mayor.
This fact is supported by a letter received this
week from E. L. Owens, 508 Office Street,
which reads as follows:
“Dear Sir: “Please put this in your pa
per. I have been a resident of this town 54
years and have had 52 years employment at
the Edenton Cotton Mill. I am now think
ing of running for Mayor in the spring town
election. May 5. 1961. I have had plenty
people ask me to make the run. I will buy
no votes. Thanks. I will file my candidacy
It 4s recorded elsewhere in this week's Her
ald that the Edenton Post Office receipts in
1960 topped all previous records. Postmaster
J. L. Chestnutt says receipts amounted to
$63,817.29, which was more than 10% over
1959. The boys were rushed as usual during
the holidays, but the mail was handled as
smoothly as I've ever seen it.
And talking about the post office gang
who, like a newspaper guy, gets cussed out
more than praised, the following note was
recently sent to Postmaster Chestnutt from
Mrs. Sara Hurdle Everett:
‘Dear Mr. Chestnutt—Just want to call
your attention to a deed performed by one of
the postal employees during a busy rush Sat
urday. I went in to buy stamps and to mail
cards. In addressing them 1 inadvertently
addressed one to Waynesboro, X. C. Charlie
Swanner recognized my handwriting and call
ed me at home to ask if l would like to cor
rect it and send the card on. Now, this is
what I call “being on the ball” as well ak
performing the deed during a rush period at
Christmas. My thanks to you and the post
The state flag of Xorth Carolina is featured
in a special "State Flag to Color" section of
the January issue of Jack and Jill, one of the
country’s top monthly juvenile magazines. An
accompanying text gives children some addi
tional information about Xorth Carolina in
cluding its industries, crops and the origin of
The boys at the Rotary Club, especially
Charlie Overman, Hiram Mayo and Maynard
Perry quite often get to talking about shooting
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EPEHTOH. MOUTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. JANUARY 12. 1961.
quail and the merits of their
days. Last week Charlie was
saying that he went hunting one
day. "How many did you
shoot?” asked Hiram. “Well,”
said Charlie, "there was a good
ly number of birds, but the dogs
were just not so good.” How
ever, when pinned down Char-,
lie admitted that the dogs spot
ted the birds, but for some rea
son on that day he would have
had a hard time trying to hit the
side of a barn.
o ■ ■
Happened to be near the Rev.
George Holmes the other day
when he was talking to Dick
Hines and Elton Forehand. “I
could tell you something that
would make your hair curl," said
ti»e preacher. "What!” exclaim
ed Dick as he pulled off his hat,
for there is a precious small
amount of hair on top of Dick's
dome. And Elton — well!
This didn't happen in Eden
ton, but 1 was told that it did
occur during the Christmas holi
days in a nearby town. It was
during the Christmas rush when
the elevator in a department
store was filled to capacity on
almost every trip up and down.
On one trip a rather stout lady
suddenly looked around and
slapped a man standing buck of
her right in the face. Unlike a
lot of other men, he didn't say
a word, but when the elevator
stopped a little boy who was
standing in front of him said,
"Yes, mister, when that fat wo
man kept on pushing against us,
I bit her—yes, I bit her,” Well
that pretty well clarified the
slap in the face,
The Business and Professional
Women's Club board of directors
met Thursday night at the home
of its president, Mrs. Lala
New and old business matters
were discussed and plans made
for the annual Bosses' Night
Banquet to be held in February.
At this banquet the "Woman of
the Year” will be named and
A discussion was held in re
gard to the spring district meet
ing which will be held in Eden-j
ton with the local BPW Club as
The board made plans for a
J teenage birthday party to be
I held at the Teenage Club Janu
ary 31, All members are urged
I to attend, dressed as teenagers,
1 and to bring a "date”.
The January meeting will be
a dinner meeting at the Eden
ton Restaurant on January 18.
The Career Advancement Com
rnittee will be in charge. Miss
Lena Jones has charge of the
program and Superintendent W.
J. Taylor will be the speaker us
ing the subject of "Career Ad
" ■■ -
Local Police Make
643 Arrests In 1960
Continued from Pag* I—Section 1
Fines amounted to $3,434.70
and costs $5,533.90 or a total
of $8,957.90, of which $2,941,30
was turned back to the town's
general fund in way of officers'
Activities during the year in
cluded 700 calls answered and
investigated. 56 accidents in
vestigated. eight stolen autnino
: biles recovered, 54 funerals
; worked, 243 courtesies extend
-1 ed, 346 doors found unlocked,
22 fire calls answered, 218 lights
reported out, 8,423 traffic cita
tions issued and houses checked
The police made 12,799 radio
calls and wore on the air 17
hours, 41 minutes and 42 sec
Junior Play Friday
At Chowan High
Continued from Page I—Section 11
Handling the music will be]
Flora Jane Ward and Karl Har
Electricians include Billy ]
Bunch, Ray Evans and Emmett
Tickets and finance are in
charge of Kay Bunch. Dorothy
Parrish and Ronnie Hare.
Ushers include Marjorie HoUo
welL, Kay Dail, Bonnie Lou
Welch, Kathryn Byruin, Joyce
Nixon and Edla Hugo.
Peter Pans. Jeanette White
and Nancy Ward.
The cast of characters in
cludes the following: Etta Rae
Bunch, Graham Bass, Annie Ruth
Nixon. Wayne Bunch, Malcolm
Bunch, Sandra Baker. Jakie
Boyce, Nancy Spivey, Jack Bate
man and Jimmy Turner.
K demon's Lions Club will
meet Monday night, January 16.1
at 7 o'clock. President James!
Griffin requests every member
Edenton Is Again
Without Town Clerk
Continued from Pago 1. Section 1
matter was considered, no defi
nite action was taken to ap
point a new town clerk.
While the Councilmen re-j
muined in session until 11:30
o'clock, Mayor Mitchener ad
vanced the idea that the Coun
cilmen think about the idea of
limiting the regular Council
meetings to two and a half hours
in order to adjourn by 10:30
o’clock and then if all the busi
ness is not transacted to meet
on the following Tuesday night]
to complete the work. The]
Mayor asked the Councilmen to
report their reaction at the Feb
During Tuesday night's mcet-j
ing the Councilmen granted the!
request of Arthur R. Chappell to
transfer his beer license from
East King Street to 318 South
Five applications for a taxi
franchise were granted and sev-,
en taxi drivers were granted!
The Councilmen agreed to
again rent farm land at the
cemetery to W. L. Boswell for
the year 1961 at a rental fee of
Councilman George A. Byrum
presented a report relative to
planting trees. It was agreed to]
remove unsightly and dangerous
trees on Broad Street as well as |
West Queen Street. This work
will begin at Gale Street with
a number of trees scheduled to
be taken down and replaced with
Ordinances concerning tii e
cemetery were discussed and the
Councilmen plan to enforce pres
ent ordinances or adopt new
ones which will prevent driving
over lots, removing dirt and
maintaining level lots rather
than forming a gulley between
lots. It was atso brought out
that a number of lots have been
purchased on a time basis and
that in a few instances bodies
have been buried and no pay
ment made on the lots. In other
instances lots have been reserved
at the old price level and not
completely paid for. The de
cision was reached that here
after no burial will be allowed
t uness a lot is paid for or am
ple assurance that it will be
paid by those responsible. Be
sides all those who still owe 1
payments on lots will be noti
fied thaj. if, full payment is nut
received by March 1 the new
prices will apply. Where no
payment has been made and
bodies buried on the lot. the
town will repossess the portion
A request to have the Coast
Guard Signal tight at the foot
of Broad Street removed before
the Woman's Club tour in April
was considered. The Mayor was
requested to contact Coast Guard
officials to see what might be
done about removal of the light.
Repairs at the building hous
ing the Police Department came
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in for some discussion and a ’
contractor will be contacted to 1
secure an estimate of the cost
of this work which will include!
finishing the end of the build-j
ing which adjoined a building;
used by the Street Department,
torn down when the stack was
The Councilmen turned thumbs
down to a request to remove
three parking meters in front of
the Court House. These were
asked to be removed due to the
forthcoming Woman’s Club Pil
A right of way back of the
stores on the east side of Broad
Street to connect with a street
from Court Street was consid
ered. The Board of Public
Works will be contacted relative
to laying a water line before
paving and other improvements
can be made.
An Electric & Water Depart
ment assessment policy was
again up for discussion. It was
generally agreed that the town
should have an assessment poli
cy, so that the Councilmen re
quested rewriting the policy,
which previously had been vot
ed dowr< and after this is done
to call a public hearing in order
to hear any objections.
Before the meeting adjourned
Miss Celia Spivey, assistant
clerk, was complimented for the
report of the budget for the first
j six months of the fiscal year.
; Jaycees Seeking
Winner Os DSA
Continued from Page I—Section 1 !
made. The nomination blanks
are available at Mitchener’sl
Pharmacy and Hollo well’s Drug!
Store and must be returned to
Mr. Dixon before Friday. Janu
ary 20. Individuals, as well as
churches, business concerns, clubs
and other organizations are in
vited to nominate a young man
between 21 and 35 years of age
lor this honor.
The DSA will be presented
at the seventh Bosses’ Night)
and Ladies’ Night banquet which!
will be held in the Masonic
Temple Wednesday night. Janu-j
ary 25, at 7:30 o’clock.
The Edenton DSA winner will
enter the contest for state hon
ors and the state winner will
enter national competition to
choose the nation’s 10 outstand
ing young men.
I Speaks At School
Continued from Page I—Section 1 j
| eral youth clubs in the country.
I Bobby points out that “it was
j not my objective to teach the
Burmese how to live like Ameri
-1 cans but rather to understand
' how we live and that all Ameri
| cans do not have money trees
■ growing outside their back door.”
He says that the most common
impressions he gained of the
] Burmese people are that they j
| are very friendly, always hospi-j
table, and extremely interested
’in the creation of a world in
1 which every man can live in
peace and happiness,
i Bobby attended North Carolina
j State College for two years and
; transferred to the University of
Georgia where he received de
grees in Agriculture and Journa
lism in 1959. During twelve
, years of 4-H Club work, he re
ceived many county, district,
state, and national awards, in
cluding the National 4-H Health
Award in 1954, the National 4-H
Achievement Award in 1955, and
the National Danforth Leadership
Award in 1956. He represented
North Carolina at the National;
4-H Conference in 1955. While'
in college he served on editorial j
staffs, the President’s Activities
Board, the Interfraternity Coun
cil, and as president of the Al
pha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He
received over $3,000 in scholar-1
Upon the completion of his
IFYE assignment in Burma, Bob
by accepted the position of As
sistant Editor of Radio and TV
for the Agricultural Information
Division at the North Carolina
A man gets no thanks for what
he loseth at play.
CARD OF THANKS
We want to publicly express
our deepest appreciation for the
clothes, money, furniture and
all other help rendered us when
our home was destroyed by fire
around Christmas. We especial
ly thank the churches for food
p —Wilson White Family
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Miss Barbara Allred
Theta Mu [Secretary
One of the highest honors
scholastically at Wingate College
is membership in Theta Nu, the
Wingate chapter of Phi Theta
Sixteen students have been
initiated into the local chapter
according to an announcement
by Miss Norma Upchurch, fac
ulty sponsor of Theta Nu.
Theta Nu members are rot
only outstanding scholastically
but hold many important posi
tions in the student government
and other extra-curricular ac
tivities on the Wingate campus.
In addition they serve as mar
shals and ushers for all school
At an election of officers for
1960-61, Miss Barbara Allred,
daughter of the Rev. and Mrs.
Allred, was elected secretary of
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