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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1961
A LIFT FOR TODAY
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the
least of these my brethren, ye have done it also
unto me.—Matt. 25:40.
Beautiful doings of thy soul shall not perish
unremembered; they abide forever, and the good
thou doest nobly, truth and love approve. Each
pure and gentle deed of mercy brings an honest
recompense and from it looms the sovereign
knowledge of thy duty done, a joy beyond all
dignities of earth.—From the doorway of an old
hospital in Philadelphia.
Almighty God, teach us to keep the law of
love, sharing our blessings with all men.
Should Be Shot In Arm
What could result in a shot in the arm so
far as the local economic situation is concern
ed occurred Tuesday when it was learned
that the General Services Administration had
agreed to transfer approximately 812 acres
of land at the former Edenton Naval Auxili
ary Air Station to the Town of Edenton. In
this area are also a number of valuable build
ings so far as new industry is concerned.
The announcement was the culmination of
a great deal of long and hard work on the
part of the Industrial Committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, as well as Mayor
John Mitchener, a few members of Town
Council and the Edenton Development Cor
Playing no small part in the effort was
Bruce Jones, present president of the Cham
ber of Commerce. He presided over a joint
meeting of Town Council and the Industrial
Committee at the Edenton Restaurant Tues
day night. Mr. Jones has spent a great deal
of time studying the various angles of the
grant and while he is very enthusiastic over
the action taken by General Services, he was
frank to point out that the situation poses
many complex angles.
It was the general opinion of those at the
dinner that the property will hold a distinct
advantage for the town and that while vari
ous problems must necessarily be worked out.
they are by no means unsurmountable and
that Edenton should be greatly benefitted.
It is interesting and important to learn that
the Federal Aviation Administration will
classify the air facilities as a “trunk line air
port” which is only one step below a conti
nental airport. It is the belief that the air
port will eventually attract air travel and that
it will be an important adjunct to securing
In the transter of the property the only
expense to the town will be maintaining the
property involved. It is the belief of the
Chamber of Commerce and Town Council
that this expense can be offset by revenue
from buildings which will not be needed as an
The securing of this property is nothing to
be sneezed at and only goes to prove what
„ can be done through united effort. Had i’
not been for the persistent efforts on the par.
of the Chamber of Commerce and participat
ing members, it is very doubtful if the prop
erty would have been transferred to the town.
Due credit is, therefore, due those men who
worked so hard and unselfishly with their only
reward being the hope of a better Edenton
and Chowan County.
However, the first hurdle has been over
come, but there still remains many long hours
and arduous work if Edenton and Chowan
County is to benefit to the fullest extent from
the land transfer. It will be of little benefit
merely to hold a deed to the property. The
potential is at our doorstep so that it will be
hoove Edenton people to seriously consider
the best use to be made of it.
But with a live and efficient Chamber of
Commerce with members including men of
wisdom and the persistance to carry out care
fully considered plans, The Herald has little
doubt but that Edenton will take advantage
of every opportunity which may present it
self and even seeking out further opportuni
Hie Herald congratulates every person who
put his shoulder to the wheel to secure this
property and doubts not that the acquisition
will tend to push Edenton forward.
f Advertising is the good servant of those
who know how to use it.
I • When you get in a hurry that is a good
time to be sure that you do not move too fast.
One • troqbje with the human race is the
. Number of pfcople who know how to read but
r m m learned how to thfok
Meard & Seen
By Bug 1
Feeling somewhat down in the dumps Wed
nesday, I was able to perk up a bit before
writing this column due to the following poem
I came across on my desk, which was written
by the Rev. Walter E. Isenhour of Taylors
A LITTLE PUSH AND PULL
A little push when the road is steep
May take one up the hill;
A little prayer when the clouds hang low
May bring the soul a thrill;
A little lift when the load bears down
May help one to succeed;
A little pull when the will slows down
May help one gain his speed.
A little clasp from a hand that’s kind
May lift from crushing care;
A little word from a voice that’s sweet
May save one from despair;
A little smile when the heart is sad
May bring a sunbeam in;
A loving word when the spirit droops
May help one rise and win.
A little love for a soul that’s lost
May help one seek God’s grace;
A little tear and a “God bless you”
May brighten someone’s face;
A little deed from a Christian’s heart
May bless a weary soul;
A little boost when the battle’s hard
May take one to his goal.
And speaking about my desk, I thought
Jimmy Ricks, Jim Griffin, Frank Twiddy or
Haughton Ehringhaus would have taken a
picture of it before now. I mislaid two valu
able personal papers, and in the hope that
I’d find them, I cleaned ip said desk from
end to end, but the papers I was looking for j
did not show up. Anyway, now anybody can j
look at my desk and know what color the j
top is. However, I’m not promising how long
it will remain in that shape.
Policemen often are bauled out but there’s
no limit to what they are called upon to do.
For instance the other day the police re
ceived a call from West Albemarle Street.
The request was to send a policeman to a
home to explain to a little girl how many
fingers and toes she had so she could tell
her teacher the next day at school. Officers
Miller and Armstrong answered the call. The
mother was telling the little girl that she has
five fingers and five toes. The father insist
ed that the little girl has four fingers and a
thumb and four toes and a big toe. The
father said he had a little finger, a ring finger,
lore finger, a pot licking finger and a thumb.
It was too complicated for the cops to figure
out so maybe they’ll call in the SBI.
Kathryn Murray, who lives in Philadelphia,
last week sent in her renewal to The Herald
and with it she had this to say: “I enjoy
reading your paper through. I do not know
the people down there but you do have some
interesting articles and a lot of chit chat I
especially enjoyed the item on General Robert
E. Lee. whom I have always admired as a
wonderful general and a great man. Some of
my ancestors were in the Confederate Army
from the state Os Virginia, so you can readily
see I have a warm feeling for the South.”
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Derwood Bray read last week’s comment
about the band not accepting an invitation to
play at the Norfolk Oyster Bowl football
game in October. The way Derwood explain
it to me, he had a good reason. He said the
band would have had to pay two bucks per
member and the band’s treasury is somewhat
badly embarrassed, so the band remained
home where they could be dry.
This sort of weather causes a lot of colds
and some of ’em are sumpin’. The other day
one fellow told another who had a cold to buy
an inhaler whi h would open up his nose.
“You’re crazy.” said the one with a cold,
‘ I'm so darned stopped up I couldn’t even
draw some of that stuff up my nose.”
And speaking about the cold weather, a
fellow was telling me he remembered the
song in which “I Owe My Soul to the Com
pany Sto'.“ is mentioned. Lots of people
these days, he said, might well paraphrase
the song to say “I Owe My Soul to the Oil
This weather the past few weeks has been
hard on local fishermen. Take Hiram Mayo,
for instance. He was telling me the other
day that the only use he has made of his fish
ing pole for several weeks now is to measure
the oil in his tank. Well, that is a very popu
lar pastime lately.
Jess Wilson was passing out cigars >the lat
ter part of the week. He gave me one Sun
day. “Nope, it’s not what you think,” he
said. “This is in celebration of my birthday
which was on Saturday.” Which reminds me
that I have one coming up the latter part of
this month, and seems too darned soon since
the last one I bad. Think I’ll sing “Silver
Threads Among the Gold.”
ft® CHQWAJi HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY i, i*i.
making S2O bills in Washing
ton. Another chimed in “Dat
mus’ be so, fa’ I hain’t seed
one now in a long, long time.”
Come to think of it, they are
sort of “scace.”
j Elementary School 1
[ Lunch Room Menu 1
Menus at the Edenton Ele
mentary School lunch room for
the week beginning February 13
Monday: Lunch meat, green
beans, sandwich bread, apple
sauce, carrot and cabbage salad,
Tuesday: Vegetable beef soup,
crackers, peanut butter sand
wiches, block cake, milk.
Wednesday: Meat loaf, turnip
greens, creamed potatoes, apple
pie, school baked rolls, milk,
Thursday; Beef and vegetable
pig, candied yams, corn bread,
fruit cup, butter, milk.
Friday: Tuna salad, garden
peas, potato chips, school baked:
rolls, pineapple, butter, milk.
Acelets Win; Aces
Lose To Plymouth
By BILL GOODWIN
The Edenton Acelets ended
their two game losing streak
with a 34-33 victory over Ply
mouth in the local gymnasium
Tuesday night as the Aces drop
ped another Albemarle Confer-!
ence game 60-47.
The Aces and Acelets will be
j hosts to Ahoskie’s Indians Fri-
I day night in conference games
| beginning at 7:30 o’clock.
The Acelets held off a Panther
! rally in the last quarter to win
j their third league game in five
starts and stay in the running
for the regular season title.
Sara Relfe Smith led the lo
cals with 18 points. Beverly
Morgan had 9, Mary Anne
Overton 5, and Sue Bunch 2.
Virginia Gardner scored 24
points for Plymouth to pace both
The Aces, playing alert and
scrappy, led the Panthers during
most of the first half, but fell
victim to bad passes in the third
; quarter. Plymouth then put l
down a rally to win.
Herb Adams led the Aces at
the hoop with 15 points. He'
was followed by Bobby Stokely
with 13 tallies, Fred Britton with
17, Carroll Forehand 5, Wayne
Griffin 4, Richard Hollowell 2,
and Jerry Tolley 1.
Jimmy Fleming paced Ply
mouth’s balanced attack with 19
points. Bucky Johnson had 13,
while Billy Hall also was in
double figures with eleven.
It was the Aces’ fourth loss
in five league games.
Chowan County Commission
ers on Monday agreed to con
tribute $25 toward the Northeast
North Carolina market hog show
and sale which will be held in
■ The event last year Was 1 v#fy
successful and is calculated to
be of great benefit among Negro
100% Attendance At
Advance Club Meeting
In their joint meeting Mon
day night, February 6, Advance
| Home Demonstration Club mem-
I bers and their husbands learned
the value of old discarded, brok
en-down pieces of furniture. C.
W. Overman, county agent, and
Miss Pauline Calloway, home
agent, showed slides and gave
valuable information on how to
restore old furniture to a beau
tiful piece of furniture for the
home. An old butter churn and
an old sewing machine, it was
learned, make a lovely floor
lamp and a beautiful table with
a little patience and elbow
The club women and husbands
enjoyed a supper of turkey with
all the trimmings. For the first
time the club had a 100% mem
bers and husbands present for
After the supper and demon
stration a short business meet
ing was held to plan for the
annual ham and collards benefit
supper put on each year by the
club. The supper will be held
Tuesday, February 21, with pro
ceeds going toward improve
ments to the building.
.Tax Listing Little
Better Than 1960
W. P. Jones, Chowan County
tax supervisor, reports that with
the passing of January, tax list
ing has been a little better than
usual. He points out, however,
that those who did not list is
pay a 10%' penalty. Those who
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New Books At
Miss Marion Robertson, librar
ian at Shepard-Pruden Memor
ial Library, announces receipt of
new books at the library. Some
of these new books are:
A Treasury of- Great Ameri
can Speeches selected by Charles
Fun Encyclopedia, a compre
hensive, all-purpose, entertain
ment encyclopedia for the home,
club, school, church and play
ground by E. O. Harbin.
How To Teach Children to
Swim by Carolyn Kauffman.
Sculpture by Lillian Johnson.
From- Raft to Raft by Bengt
Burma Rifles, a Story of Mer
rill’s Marauders by Frank Bon
Looking At Ancient History
by R. J. Unstead.
For Young People
Dead Man’s Light by Scott
The Secret Language by Ur
The Princess and the Goblin
by George MacDonald.
Judy’s Journey by Lois Len
The Story of Clocks by Terry
All Around the Town by Phyl
Timothy Turtle by A1 Graham.
Where Do You Live? A Gold
en beginning Reader by Eva
Friends of Mrs. John H. As
bell, Sr., will regret to learn
that she is a patient in the Nor
folk General Hospital.
Collection Os Taxes
Ahead Os Last Year
Continued from Page 1. Section I
$247,921.97 levy for 1960 or
66.079 per cent while last year
his collection at the same time
Mr. Goodwin calls attention to
the fact that a penalty of 1 per
cent will be added to taxes un
til March 1, when the penalty
will be 2 per cent. On and af
ter April 2, in addition to the 2
per cent, one-half of one per
cent per month will be added
until taxes sire paid.
Sheriff Goodwin also reported
that delinquent taxes collected
in December and January
amounted to $2,785.46. This rep
resents payment of taxes for the
years 1950 to 1959. He also col
lected 1,123.44 in pick-up taxes
for the years 1948 and 1949.
According to the sheriff, the
balance due for 1960 taxes is
$82,353.49 and uncollected tax
es for the years 1950 through
1959 amounts to $63,714.58.
Continued from Page 1. Section 1
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Your Vision— —-—
Spectacles Must Fit
Your Seeing Demands
By DR. JAMES g. BAqjEY
If you’re dissatisfied with
your glasses, the reason may
be that you’ve failed to realize
that one lens prescription can’t
meet the variable needs of
Most people ask for glasses
so they can see to reed. Are
you one of them? If so, it
would pay to ask yourself,
“How much time do I actually
spend reading?” You probably
will find that the answer is
Recent surveys among people
who wear glasses show that
eight out of 10 glasses for read
ing are inadequate for other
seeing tasks. So when you visit
your optometrist it will pay to
ask yourself, “Where do I do
most of my seeing?”
It’s fairly easy to detect a
reading problem. Small print
blurs when vision becomes dif
ficult. (This is not the only
kind of reading problem.) How
ever, the need for visual cor
rection in other tasks may not
be as obvious. You may brush
aside mild headaches, nervous
ness, mistakes, fatigue and loss
of interest as minor troubles
not related to your vision.
People who accept a little
blur or loss of performance as
inevitable are mistaken, indeed.
They just aren’t considering the
toll vision is taking in the per
formance of all their seeing
Therefore, lenses which solve
one problem may not help an
other at all. There have been
many cases in which other
vision problems were made
Aside from reading, every
day vision demands present see
ing conditions much different
from those found on the job.
Brightness and glare, distance
and direction, time and motion
demand lenses which must dis
Stewards’ Night At
Annual Stewards Night will be
observed at Kadesh A.M.E. Zion
Church Sunday night, February
12, at 7 o’clock.
The Stewards will sing along
with special guests. The most
popular steward will be an
nounced at this program. Miss
Trevor J. Summey will be at
An evening of splendid music
is assured and the public is cor
dially invited to attend.
RED MEN MEETING
Chowan Tribe No. 12, Improv
ed Order of Red Men, will meet
Monday night, February 13, at
7:30 o’clock. Bill Harris, sa
chem of the tribe, requests a
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fer from those prescribed few
The special purpose lens pre
scription, often recommended
the best sofutton to the special
demand your eyes must meet.
It will equip your eyes to meet
tt* conditions of this seeing
Focqs distance, angle, height
and position vary from one task
to another. And the general
purpose prescription does not
solve them all. YoUr eyes must
be fitted to each specific task.
Outdoor activities, driving,
and other tasks can be made
comfortable, safe and efficient
by special purpose lens pre
scriptions. Regardless of the
need, there is an adequate cor
rection for each focus require
You must consider that the
optometrist prescribes correc
tions in more than a million
variations. For no two people
have the same problem or
Good vision starts with a
complete vision examination.
And the habit should be re
peated at least once a year. For
seeing demands change, as does
the structure of your eyes. Only
a vision specialist can keep it
at peak performance.
THE READER’S CORNER
Q: How can a person improve
bis reading skill?
A: Special training can im
prove reading rate as much as
75 per cent Several large com
panies have experimented with
reading training to improve ef
ficiency of typists, billing clerks,
key punch operators and others.
In recent years, many firms
have become more aware of the
role good vision plays in job
performance. And they have
retained consulting optometrists
to advise them in establishing
programs for employes.
VFW Groups Hold
Joint Meeting Feb. 14
William H. Coffield Post No.
9280, and the Ladies’ Auxiliary
will hold their monthly joint
dinner meeting Tuesday night,
February 14, at 7:30 o’clock at
the post home. John Bass and
Mrs. Doris Toler, head of the re
spective groups, request a full
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District of the Methodist Church
will fill the pulpit at the Eden
ton Methodist Church Sunday
morning, February 12, at .the 11
The public is invited to at
tend the service. 1
MRS. KEETER IS INJURED
IN MEMPHIS ACCIDENT
Mrs. Arlene Keeter was in
jured in an automobile accident
January 25, in Memphis, Tennes
see, when the car she Was driv
ing was hrt in the rear by an
other car. She is in St Jo
seph Hospital due to a sprain
ed neck and back injuries. -
The Keetem were planning t<S
return to Edenton Thursday,
February 9, but due to the ac
cident Mrs. Keeter will stay m
Memphis with her sister, Kath
erine, until she is able to.
home. Mr. Keeter and children
are returning home to Edenton
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