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jroad Street. Edenton. North Carolina.
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A LIFT FOR TODAY
+ Words from the wise man’s mouth are gra
cious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up him
self. —Eccl. 10.12.
BE LESS WILLING to speak than to hear:
what thou hearest, thou receivest; what tnou
speakest thou gives. It is more glorious to give
but more profitable to receive. —Quarles.
Our Father, help us.to remember to be long
suffering and gracious in speech, always prac
ticing the gospel of the kindly tongue.
A pall of sorrow fell over Edenton Sunday
morning when it was learned that John A.
Holmes died in X. C. Memorial Hospital at
Chapel Hill after an illness of about three
weeks. It was generally understood that he
was in critical condition, but there were hopes
that he would rally and be able to return to
Edenton. However, it was the will of a kind
Providence that he give up the ghost and be
relieved of his earthly cares and responsibili
ties to enter into an eternal rest.
In the death of John Holmes Edenton suf
fers an irreparable loss and one whose shoes
will be extremely hard to fill. He came to
Edenton in 1923. the same year as the writer,
and upon his arrival he immediately endeared
himself to the entire community. This en
dearment increased as the years passed and
it can be truly said that Edenton is a better
place as the result of his sojourn among its
The writer was a very close friend of John
Holmes, having accompanied him on a num
ber of occasions to meetings or conventions
of one sort or another. So that in his pass
ing the sense of a feeling of loss is as keen as
if he had been a brother. If ever there was a
Christian man. John Holmes was one.
Not only did John Holmes make a great
contribution to education in Edenton, but his
savory influence extended to civic and religi
ous activities a& well. Though modest and
unassuming, he could be counted upon when
ever he was requested to participate in any
movement having for its purpose the welfare,
betterment and progress of the community.
Times without number he had been called
upon to speak at various functions and in
every instance he pleased and won the ad
miration of his audience.
John Holmes was not only favorably known
in Edenton. but he was well known and high
ly regarded throughout North Carolina and
even beyond the confines of the state. He
was an ambassador of good will wherever he
went and a citizen of which any community
could well be proud to claim.
In his position as superintendent of schools
and in his various other activities, John
Holmes obviously met with opposition. Any
man interested in progress is bound to meet
with opposition and even criticism, but in all,
John Holmes was never heard to say an un
kind word about anybody who opposed him, a
virtue which not every man can claim.
Some expression of the esteem in which
John Holmes was held among his townspeo
ple was made even before his death when he
had an opportunity to appreciate it. He saw
the high school named in his honor, John A.
Holmes High School, and at the Methodist
Church, which he served in practically every
capacity, there is a library named in honor of
him. So that the value of John Holmes was
expressed while he was alive and could an
preciate it, rather than “flowers” after he is
John Holmes has passed from the scene, a
path we all must take sooner or later, but he
leaves monuments of love, esteem and respect
in the hearts of a host of Edenton people, as
well as many others throughout the state.
The writer was no little grieved upon hear
ing of John Holmes’ death, and The Herald
extends its sympathy to the family and loved
Mies who remain. It should be a source of
consolation to them to know* and hear others
say, “John Holmes was a prince of a fellow
and a splendid Christian gentleman.”
Your success, if you are wise, does not de
pend upon somebody else.
Nearly everybody thinks of sin in terms of
what other people are doing.
There are two things that lead to error: a
speaker with a loud voice and one with deep
emotion. - H
No matter bow well you plan anything,
there is alwavs the chance that something
sJJ'earJ & •S>een I
One of the busiest women in Edenton these
days in connection with Edenton’s promotional
film “Ye Towne on Queen Anne’s Creek” is Mis.
John Kramer. As the result of showing this
film, requests continue to pour into her for in
formation about the 1961 Pilgrimage of Colonial
Edenton and Countryside which will be held
April 14, 15 and 16. She has just about a full
time job answering correspondence relative to
the tour that maybe she should be put on the
Chamber of Commerce payroll. Mrs. Kramer
says the two coior films are booked into April
and requests for the showing continue to --come
in. The way the, film is being received is re
flected in the following from the Rotary Club
at High Point:
“The film ‘Ye Towne on Queen Anne’s Creek’
is all that advance publicity implied, and we are
indebted to Past District Governor Curtis Smith
deal and High Pointer of the Week Welch Har
riss for bringing it to us last Thursday. In con
trast to some of our neighbors, many of us Tar
Heels have long been less than well informed
about the interesting and important history of
our state. Paul Green’s ‘Lost Colony’ has ac
quainted a considerable number of us with the
historical importance of Roanoke Island during
the past quarter century, but none can say how
many of those attending Paul’s great drama drove
quickly through Chowan County and the town of
Edenton, completely ignoring the many places of
great importance to the lover of history which
are beautifully depicted in ‘Ye Towne on Queen
Anne's Creek.’ That film, if widely enough ex
hibited throughout the state, should stimulate
many of us to go and see for ourselves the num
erous places on the eastern North Carolina main
land which, during colonial days, contributed
much to the making of our great nation. Fur
thermore, taking our childien and grandchildren
along should be an effective method of arousing
in them a taste for our historical heritage.”
I thought for a spell Monday morning that I
was far behind the times for I received a letter
postmarked “Johns Island.” However, upon
closer examination I discovered that it was not
from our Johns Island across Pembroke Creek,
but Johns Island, South Carolina. In the letter
was a season pass to Charleston’s famous gar
dens. Guess I’ll have to go to see what they’ve
got that we don’t have.
Eating in a restaurant the other night, two
men, after placing their order, left together to
go to the men’s rest room. (Why do they call
it “rest” room anyway?) At any rate, I heard
a customer tell another, “I don’t know what goes
on when two women go together in a rest room,
but when two men go in together it’s almost a
sure thing they’re taking a snort.”
George Washington’s birthday was celebrated
Wednesday and the bank, post office, 'town and
county offices were closed for the occasion. I’m
a jump ahead of George, for my birthday falls
on Friday of this week and I’ve already been
honored by a birthday dinner which was out of
this world. It was planned by Mrs. William
Davis on Sunday and while the table Was jam
med full of all kinds of good food, my eyes and
hands were chiefly centered on Bill Davis’ smoked
ham. With such a dinner a fellow almost wish
es he’d have a birthday more frequently, but
even at that they roll around all too rapidly.
To say that I enjoyed the dinner and presents
is putting it all too mildly, and the same appre
ciation goes for the many birthday cards I’ve
received. Last week the Davis family sent a
short poem relative to my birthday, so I’m re
There was only one thing wrong, my friends.
With my birthday: it comes but once a year.
And gives me only one time to enjoy
The groaning board ot Bill Davis' cheer.
I kept pushing back from the table.
My belt just didn't have enough stops.
My mouth was greasy from ham and taters 'n
But I just groaned happily and licked any chops.
And speaking about eating, quite a few Eden
ton people went out to Advance Community
Building Tuesday night to eat ham and eollards
and chicken pot pie. It was a benefit supper
prepared by the ladies of Advance Home Dem
onstration Club and if anybody could get a bet
ter meal for a buck and two bits, I’d like to
know where it is. They’re a group of thrifty
women, though, for the eollards, pot pie and
pickles were on the table, but they brought out
the plates with the ham on it. Bristoe Perry
acted as auctioneer after the supper when he
sold a number of items to bring in a little more
money for the club.
Rotarians and Lions are scheduled to play a
game of basketball in the John A. Holmes High
School gymnasium Monday night beginning at
8:30. T. B. Williford has agreed to stand by with
his ambulance so that same of the players will
be able to get back home. The drug stores
should also remain open until after the game for
there should be a run on liniment. Anyway, no
charge will be made to see the game but an
offering will be taken at half time (if the boys
last that long) which will go to the heart fund.
Maybe it should go to a sore muscle fund.
Those who attended the Methodist Church
Sunday morning enjoyed a few numbers present
ed by a group of girls from 'the Methodist Chil
dren’s Home in Raleigh. When one sees and
hears what is being accomplished by orphanages
and children’s homes, it should not be so hard to
dig down in the jeans to make a contribution.
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Lyn Perry, was passing out cigars this week
on account of he became pappy of his third
daughter on Sunday. He wanted a boy, but, of
course, that’s one time nobody has a darned
thing to do about what comes chi the scene.
Anyway, here’s hoping his wish will be realized
and that he has another box of cigars on hand.
One of the most popular places in the county
Friday night was the Chowan High School audi
torium, when homecoming was observed by the
senior class. Standing room was the order of
the night for those who arrived a little late.
Aside from both the
-*as a very beautiful snd impressive pro^r^m.
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 23, IHI.
Lions And Rotary
Continued from Pago 1, Section I
Dr. Richard Hardin is coach
1 for the Lions and Dr. Ed Boitd
■ is whipping together the Rotar
The Lions team will be pick
j cd from Joe Thorud, Jim Grif
fin, Gene Perry, Dr. Bill Busey,
Lewis Leary, Jesse Harrell,
Bruce Jones, Sr., J. Clarence
Leary, W. J. Taylor, J. R. Du-
Laney, Henry Cuthrell and Guy
Dr. Bond that his
starting lineup will include him
self, Jack Habit, George A. By
rum, Bruce Jones, Jr., and Dick
Atkinson. However, he says he
might be obliged to call upon
the following: Lloyd Bunch, Gil
liam Wood, Elton Forehand, Hi
ram Mayo, Charlie Overman,
Philip McMullan, Tick Elliott,
Dick Schuman, Derwood Bray,
Jim Wood, Izzy Campen, Mur
ray Baker, Tom Byrum, Jim
Chestnutt, Bill Cozart, John Gra
ham and even Bill Rosevear and
Dr. Bond says T. B. Williford
will Stand by with his amb
iance for any service he can
, There yill be no charge for the
game which will begin at 8:30
o’clock, but an offering will be
taken at half-time to be given
to the Heart Fund.
Scheduled March 7
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
The application blanks are in
the hands of all club presidents
in the District and it is hoped
to have a girl from each club.
These girls will compete for the
District winner and the Six
teenth District winners in North
Carolina will compete at a time
and place to be announced later
for the State finalist
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
help expand the Heart Associa
tion’s research, education and
community service program.
More than 50 million Heart
Fund dollars have been invest
ed in research 'since the Heart
Association became a national
voluntary health agency jn 1948,
Dr. Bond points out. The major
objective of current research, he
added, is to discover the causes
of high blood pressure and hard
ening of the arteries, disorders
accounting for 90 percent of
heart and blood vessel disease.
The Heart Sunday canvass in
Edenton will be one of 10.000
being conducted at approximate
ly the same time by more than
1,500,000 volunteers throughout
the nation. Volunteers will pre
sent an official Heart Fund con
tribution envelope for 'the don
Both President John Kennedy
and Governor Terry Sanford
stress the importance of Heart
Sunday and appeal to all citizens
to support the Heart Fund
Physical therapy helps hospi- I
tal patients get back on their *
feet aiul Iwgin using their j
muscles after illness or sur- (
gery. Rehabilitation by train- |
ed physical therapists speeds I
recovery and return to nor- I
Last year, 13% of alt patients J
admitted to N. C. hospitals .
required physical therapy. £
The average cost of this treat- ■
ment per admission was sl2. j
JK2P? Physical therapy is
al one of 13 basic hos
! pital services that
are PAID IN FULL.
I by Blue Cross certificates.
I Approved by hospitals and
I doctors, Blue Cross gives you
I the realistic financial help
I you need when hospitaliza-
I lion or surgical care is re*
I quired. If your family does
I not hare Blue Cross protect
i, write or call toddy.
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DURHAM, N. C.
which opens to every citizen an
opportunity to share in new and
even more important medical
W. E. Bond, Jr., is local Heart
Fund Chairman and"" especially
appeals to every person in Cho
i wan County to contribute as
. liberally as they possibly can.
Farmers Seek More
Cotton Than Released
Continued from Page 1, Section I
released by other counties.
A total of 662 farms in the
county have cotton allotment.
Cotton allotments in the county
total 2,532.1 acres.
In comparison, the figures for
To date 138.4 acres of cotton
released for 1961 in county.
To date 822.4 acres of cotton
requested by farmers wishing to
The county received 249.0 acres
of additional cotton for 1961 "be
cause of the interest shown by
farmers for cotton in 1960.
There is even more interest this
year than last. If the trend con
tinues we are expecting even
more allotment for 1962. Should
be near 400.0 acres.
Farmers are asked to release
all acreage they do not intend to
plant and if they wish addition
alacreage to please make their
application before March 15.
Pearce Again Plans
Continued from Pag* I—Section 1
ages of 6 and 15 inclusive, who
is interested in gardening or
agriculture. This includes all
4-H, FFA, NFA and FHA mem
bers as well as non-club mem
bers withim the age limits. The
contest is also open to any boy
or girl who attends school in
2. The purpose of the contest
is to encourage all eligible boys
and girls to grow pumpkins for
food and for decorative pur
3. The sponsor will furnish
seed free. Cultural information
may be had from the sponsor,
the county agent’s office or the
vocational agriculture teachers.
4. Each contestant agrees to
plant the seed, cultivate the
vines properly and to bring his
largest pumpkin to the Chowan
County Fair on the opening day.
The pumpkins will be weighed
and judgeji by an official com
5. Contestants having the 10
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