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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1961.
JUFr FOR TODAY
•k Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that
feareth the Lord, that delighteth in his com
mandments. —P9alms 112-1.
AS CHRISTIANS, let us re-dedicate our lives
to the Saviour, craving for more charity, more
self-denial and a more Christlike spirit in our
daily contacts. _ .
May Thy Love, O God. increase in us true re
ligion and nourish ,us in all goodness.
Time For Next Step Forward
The wise man is wary of simple solutions to
complex problems. Certainly, no problem in
North Carolina is more complex than that of
highway safety and financial responsibility. In
1957, slightly more than half of the members of
the State Legislature voted (many of them re
luctantly) for the seemingly simple solution of
On the face of it, there were strong arguments
in favor of compulsory, and some achievements
can be claimed under the present law —'the prin
cipal achievement being a higher percentage of
insured drivers. ,
Everyone—lawmakers, insurance people, driv
ers —is in favor of maximum protection against
loss from traffic accidents. That many regard
ed, and still regard, compulsory insurance as a
cure-all is evidenced by recent polls in which
more than 90 percent of the people responding |
said they are in favor of compulsory insurance.
There are two major defects in these polls:
1. The form of the questions in the polls offer
ed no intelligent alternative to compulsory, and
2. The public has not been fully informed of
the numerous inadequacies of the present law.
Just how complete is the protection offered un
der compulsory? Let’s look at the record:
The present law provides no financial protec
—uninsured out-of-state drivers;
—motor vehicles which do not have to be reg
istered, such as farm tractors;
—accidents involving motor vehicles operated
under dealers’ plates Which have not been
registered by the new owner;
—purchasers of used cars who do not immedi
v ately obtait) or maintain automobile liability
? (their plates follow the cars and not the
It does not protect against lapsed insurance,
’ insurance dodgers, or either new car purchasers
J or drivers who move to North Carolina and fail
. to register their motor vehicle promptly,
Furthermore, the present law is costly to ad
. minister, involving as it does the preparation,
. mailing, filing, checking and cross-checking of
I countless thousands upon ‘thousands of pieces of
* paper which must flow constantly from the in-
I surance companies to our Motor Vehicle Depart
* ment and back again not only in order to keep
' the Department apprised of the many thousands
#| of situations where insurance has lapsed, been
terminated, or been taken out with another in
; surance company.
Although owners of motor vehicles registered
in North Carolina are subject to fine or imprison
, ment or both if they operate or permit a motor
if vehicle to be operated without insurance, the
. records of the Motor Vehicle Department indi
cate that more than one million of our citizens,
knowingly or unknowingly, have broken this law
during the past two years.
Truly effective enforcement of the compulsory
auto insurance law, enforcement which would
not at all overcome the act’s major inherent
Weaknesses, such as are enumerated above, would
require the Motor Vehicle Department, the High
| way Patrol and local peace officers to pick up
the. registration certificate and license plates
each time a motor vehicle owner’s central file
indicated that 'his insurance was no longer in ef
fect, because it has lapsed or been terminated.
To require such all-out concentration of law
enforcement activity to this area would reduce
the time and manpower available for the usual
and proper law enforcement activities. It would
virtually make clerks 'of policemen.
Compulsory has done all it can do; now we
must go on to a new, more progressive and ef
fective system. To this end, the legislature
should study with care the program offered by
the Better Motorists’ Protection Committee, rep
resenting companies Which write 80 percent of
the auto casualty insurance in the State. Insur
ance experts believe this new program would go
a long way toward curing the defects in the
This program includes uninsured motorist cov
erage, tighter financial responsibility laws and a
whole pattern of provisions designed to improve
the protection of our driving public.
Perhaps the most important feature of this
* program lies in the insurance industry’s claim
that the real solution to a major part of our
highway slaughter is not to insure the lunatic
driver, but to get hint off the road.
Amen to that!
The first obligation you have as an intelligent
citizen is to refuse to believe criticisms of other
, people until you prove the accuracy of rumors
This community is just as progressive as we
. make it, and offers our children only those op
pportunities and advantages we provide them.
If arguments were, postponed until all partici-
, *pants got the facts, life would be simpler and m-
SWliigence would replace emotion.
Jdearcl & Sieen
It would be very interesting and comforting to
read what the many iriends of John A. Holmes
would say if they expressed their thoughts in
words. Well, in the mail the latter part of last
week was a letter from Charles D. Stewart, a
former school teacher in Edenton, now livivng at
Morehead City. Said C. D.:
“Dear Buff: When I was at home to lunch
just a few minutes ago, I read your editorial
relative to John Holmes. It was one of the fin
est tributes to a man that I have ever seen. But
I will go further and say that even though you
made it very fine, you couldn’t put in mere words
a proper tribute to a man of his calibre.
“As you know, John Holmes and I worked to
gether in the Edenton Public Schools for nine
teen years and to say that he was my good friend
is to put it mildly. I have told others many
times that he was the finest person I have ever
known. He 'has befriended me on numerous oc
casions, but it was never known to anyone else.
I remember that one of his favorite expressions
was, ‘lt is the motive back of a deed that counts.’
In fact, I believe that he did everything just about
the way he thought was right.
“Os course, my wife and I went to the funeral
and I must say that my heart was almost too
full to even speak. I feel that I have lost one
of the best friends I will ever have. And to say
that he will be missed in Edenton is putting it
mildly. I can’t think of a person who has done
more for his community and his church than
John A. Holmes. ,
“Buff, I always try to see you whenever I am
in Edenton, but this time it was just about im
possible. I will be sure to call by the next time
I go through.” s
Then Charlie McCullers, former director of the
high school band and now living in Kinston, sent
a telegram to the Rotary Club in which he said:
“As you meet today, I share your deep sorrow
in the loss of our beloved John Holmes, whose
very life was a symbol of Rotary and the great
things for which it stands. He was my Rotary
father when I joined your club in July, 1938. He
was an inspiration and a tower of strength to me
in countless ways just as he was to each of you,
not only as a fellow Rotartan, but as a teacher,
a true friend and an humble servant of man
kind. If a memorial is planned I would like to
take part. My best to all of you.”
Friend McCullers also sent a brief letter to
ye editor, which read:
“My dear Buff: I am enclosing a copy of a
wire I sent to Elton Forehand last Thursday.
Hope it reached there in time for reading to the
Rotary Club. I join you in this sadness of the
loss of John Holmes.
“Just saw a copy of last week’s Chowan Her
ald and want to thank and congratulate you on
that magnificent editorial about John.
“If anything is decided about a memorial to
him, please let me know. I want very badly to
have some part in such an undertaking.”
Well, since Friday of last week I’m one year
older but maybe not much wiser, for a few of
my friends very cunningly arranged a surprise
birthday party which caught me completely by
surprise. In fact, I had no inkling of it until I
was asked to look in a dining room where a- large
birthday cake was decorated with umteen white
candles and a gang of birthday presents arranged
on the table. Sometimes things happen that
makes one mighty darn happy he is still alive.
Then among the many birthday cards was one
from my friend DeWitt Cooper, who lives in In
diana. The envelope was addressed to me all
right, but down in the corner of the envelope
Mr. Cooper had this written: “Behind the most
cluttered-up desk in sight.” But shucks, he
hasn’t seen it lately. Then, too, Mr. Cooper very
obligingly inserted a “recipe” which makes it
easy to learn if I am feeling my age, but I’m
keeping that to myself until I try it out. Then
another card from Mrs. Carrie Earnhardt had
this message (bless her heart): “You’re not as
old as most men your age.” Anyway, for all the
kindly thoughts and best wishes in connection
with my birthday I am truly grateful and hope
I’m still around When February 24, 1962, rolls
Eating quite frequently at Edenton restau
rants, here’s one who has no complaint about the
service. But some folks apparently are hard to
please. For instance, the other morning for
breakfast, of all things, a fellow ordered steak
and French fried potatoes. He and another friend
became sort of irritable for there were quite a
number of other breakfast customers at the
tables who had to be waited on. Presently one
of the fellows remarked, “Well, you ordered
wisely in asking for steak, for it’ll be supper
time by the time you get it.”
Lee Sutton was a visitor in The Herald office
Tuesday. Lee now lives at Lucama, N. C., and
says that, while he cannot go fishing there to
catch a mess of fish, he’s getting plenty of
steaks. The lucky scoundrel.
Carey Bunch must have been feeling sort of
sorry for me the other day. Meeting him at the
Post Office, Carey said, “Buff, come over to the
Fish Hatchery and I’ll let you look at some nice
fish—you can’t catch any.” Well, of late, he’s
so bloomin’ right.
Wilbome Harrell, one of the Herald’s crew,
is in Chowan Hospital, but may be able to go
home today (Thursday). Anyway, it was his
first experience in a hospital and he said when
he’s discharged he’ll go home and “res’t” for a
few days. There’s not much avoirdupois about
Wilbome. In fact a nurse gave him a shot in
one side and the next time in the other side.
“If I have to give you another shot,” she said, “I
don’t know where'to put it.” Here’s hoping Wil
borne will soon be back for I’m having to do
most of his work—and I need a rest, too.
Saturday night it appeared as though we were
in for another hurricane. A fellow had a hard
time keeping on his hat and on East King Street
the wind blew a garbage can over one of the
parking meters. Gary Martin, out at the Albe
marle Restaurant, had air-conditioning, for a
small sign was blown Into the plate glass window,
breaking a hole large enough for a man to crawl
Now maybe Watson Bell will close up his store
and go to eating oysters. Last week he and Poss
Wells decided to eat a few raw oysters, when
suddenly Watson thought he had r a mouthful of
sand. But upon spitting out the oyster, he found
30 small pearls which were in one oyster. It’s
no “fishing” story, for be has the things In a
bottle— and I saw ’em, but 1 don't know how
much they are worth.
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THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH t. 1961.
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In Civil War !
Continued from Page 1, Section L
L. C. Benbury. Lieutenant.
W. H. McNider, Lieutenant,
Joseph D. Brewer, Sergeant.
Killed at Petersburg Crater.
W. H. McNider, Sergeant.
A. R. Stamer, Sergeant. Killed
Isaac N. Gilbert, Corporal,
Pasquotank County. Killed at
Baker B. Hoskins, Corporal, i
Killed at Gettysburg.
James M. Wiggins, Bertie'
County. Died July, 1862.
Elishua Asbill, Alpheus Bass,!
James H. Britton, John L. Brit- j
ton, William Britton, Ed T.
Bunch, J. W. Byrum, Brinkley
Byrum, John H. Cale, James
Carmine, William R. Coffield,
Johnson Cobb, W. J. Davenport, j
William J. DaVenpbrt. S. R. Den- j
nis, Duncan H. Dixon, Joseph
Ellis, Ambrose Elliott. Thomas
Harrell, Amos Harrell, F. A.
Harris, Joshua S. Harvey, Thom- 1
as C. Harvey, John Haste, James [
M. Hawkins, Richard S. Hed
rick, Robert Johnson, W. Jones, j
Jeremiah Jones, Whitmell Jones, j
Joseph F. Keney, Henry Lane, ■
Samuel Lane, Elishua Lane,
Thomas J. Leary, Quinton T.
Leary, Spencer Litchfield, Hosea
Mansfield, Caden McLcnney,
Jonathan Miller, Augustus Miller, j
Jeremiah Mitchell, Quinton Mo- j
ran, James Moody, Augustus M.
Moore, Patrick Munroe, Henry i
Nixon, William J. Norcum, John j
Oliver, Louis J. Parrish, Joseph
J. Parker. William H. Pratt,
Thomas H. Privott, Jacob R.
Privott, John Riley, John Rob
erts, Jesse W. Rogerson, Lem
Sawyer, Benjamin Y. Skinner,
Richard Q. Skinner, Thomas G. |
Skinner, David Small, B. A.
Small, Norman Smith, Lassiter
Smith, James Smith, W. C.
spruill, George W. Spruill, Bryan
Todd, David Todd, Joseph M. j
Walker, Jam>s A. Walker, Mar- \
tin White, William White, James
D. Williams, Stephen M. Wood
From Perquimans County: John :
H. Bogue, William Broughton,,
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Retiring Treasury Secretary Robert B. Anderson (left) and the new Secretary of the Treas
ury, C. Douglas Dillon, joined in ringing a replica of the Liberty Bell to signal the 20fh anni
versary of the U. S. Savings Bond program. The recent ceremonies took place on the west
steps of the Treasury Building, opposite the east entrance to the White House. Americans now
own over $43 billion in series E and H Savings Bonds. This is an all-time record high.
The Liberty Bell replica in the Nation’s capital has counterparts in every state, donated by
leading American companies as a feature of the Independence Savings Bond drive in 1950.
State governors, as honorary bond chairmen, will rally their volunteer forces with similar bell
ringing ceremonies this spring.
John A. Morgan, John H. Nor- |
[cum, Robert Sexton and Peter
From Pasquotank County:
| George W. Elliott.
Also a number of men from
20 YEARS AGO
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mcke City team, returned their
unsigned contracts due to not
being satisfied with the salaries
offered. John Byrum, another
recruit on the Pocomoke City
‘ leam but who later signed up
with the Waverly, Va., team had
! not decided which offer to ac
cept of the several made to him.
Miss Marie Reed, Western
Union operator, returned to
i Edenton after being away sev
eral months doing relief work
in other sections of North Caro
lina. Virginia and Florida.
Mrs. Grace Dobson was sent
to High Point to represent the
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Edenton Merchants Association
at a secretaries' conference.
Sixteen members of the Eden
ton High School Band were se
lected to play in the fourth con
cert of the All-Star Band in
Winnie Pritchard, faithful col
ored friend and servant in the
family of Mrs. C. P. Wales for
50 years, died at the home of
her son in Windsor.
Miss Myrtle Elizabeth Spruill
and Clyde Simpson Adams were
united in marriage in the First
Baptist Church at Conway, S. C.
The Dime Society of the Bap
tist Church celebrated its 62nd
anniversary at a meeting held
at the home of Mrs. L. D. Bond.
James V. Speight. 31, popu
lar young farmer, died in the
General Hospital at Norfolk fol
lowing an operation for gastric
Mir. and Mrs. Willie White
celebrated their 16th wedding
anniversary at their home on
1 I. .i— ,i. l
Edenton Lions were thrilled
over a speech made by W. J.
Taylor when he launched Into a
discussion of the U. S. flag and
all it stands for and means.
The Flours Electric Company
completed its contract for pro
tective wiring at the Court
W. J. (Uncle Billy) Harris, 88
We are now making repair parts
for the HOLLOWELL STALK CUT
TER, and building DRAIN PLOWS
for any model tractor.
SEE US FOR YOUR NEEDS
C. R. Ward Welding Shop
PHONE 6086 HERTFORD, N. C.
at old Southern Cotton Oil Plant
Classified Ads '
HUNDREDS OF DENTISTS rec
ommend OLAG Tooth Paste.
Buy at the drug store.
CLEAN carpets last longer. Spot
clean with Blue Lustre. Keeps
them looking new. Quinn’s.
HELP WANTED MALE OR
female-full or part time need
ed for Watkins Route in Eden
ton. 21 to 70. Bonus Plan.
No investment needed. Ex
perience unnecessary. Above
average earnings. Write Wat
kins Products, Inc., P. O. Box
1071, Dept. S-3, Richmond, Va.
FOR SALE—ONE MARE MULE.
Good worker; 13 years old.
Contact J. L. Evans, Route 1,
; WANTED—GOOD USED BABY
crib from 'white family. Con
tact J. L. Evans, Route 1,
FOR SALE OR RENT—FIVE
room brick house on Windsor
Highway. Call 3960.
FOR SALE 5-ROOM BRICK
house with spacious garage
and screened side porch. West
over Heights; comer lot. Call
4055, 4118 or see Bill Bunch.
FOR RENT—FRESHLY PAINT
ed two-bedroom house. West
over Heights. Call F. Bout
well, 3561. tfc
FOR SALE—MAYTAG WRING
er washer. Aluminum tub.
$189.00 when new. In excel
lent condition; will sell rea
sonably. Call 2186 or see it
at 804 Cabarrus Street.
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 sell. W. P. (Spec) Jones.
Phone 2174 or 3793.
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
phonograph, call the Griffin
Musicenter, phone 2528. W«
carry a complete line ol
DUPLEX APARTMENT FOR
rent Three bedrooms. At
Pine Grove Terrace on U. S
17 north. Phone 2077.
riOTURE FRAMING—FOR THI
best in custom » Jture framing
see John R. Lewis at the Eden
ton Furniture Company. Com
Dlete line of moulding to cboow
CABBAGE PLANTS FOR SALE.
Early Jersey Wakefield,
Charleston Wakefield, Ferry’s
Round Dutch, Flat Dutch. Al
so Heading Lettuce. Set now
for early spring heading.
E. L. PEARCE, Seedsman
Phone 3339 Edenton
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yean old. was confined to EBT~
1 borne on Oakum Street
The Edenton High School Band . ~
accepted an invitation to ~
in the Tulip Festival at Wasb- r “';
ingion. If. C. '
Nell Skinner, Margaret Griffin,'.
Sammy Cates and Annie Macon.,.
Byrum wOra selected as tba ;•
Edenton High School's debating . -
S4OO MONTHLY—SPARE TlM£’
Refilling and collecting money ..
from New Type high quality “
coin operated dispensers in this .
area. No selling. To qualify.‘-i
you must have car., references,
S6OO to SI9OO cash. Seven so '*
twelve hours weekly can net up
to S4OO monthly. More full
For personal interview write
P. O. Box 6340 Minneapolis, ,
Minn. Include phone number,
HELP WANTED—YOU DON’T*"
need to worry laibout .getting or
holding a job with your ow/i
Rawleigh Business where the
more you work "the more you
earn. Thousands prospering ev
ery year. Write aft onoe for ..
more information. Rawleigh’s
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1955 FORD TRUCK AND TAN
DEM TRAILER, 35-ft. Frue
hauf in good condition. Will
consider cash or time pay
ment. Also interested in real,
estate or investments. Phone ,
4244, Edenton. . ltc
WANTED—ONE SHELL HOME
salesman for Edenton and sur-l’ ’
rounding area. 'Salary or com
mission. For details write Box''
190 Elizabeth City, phone 4815,
or come to 312 S. McMorrine
FOR SALE—ONE MODEL “9” '
John Deere Tractor and orie
Hammer Mill. Priced to sell.
Contact H. E. Lane, Tyner,
N. C. Mar2,9p
BULLDOZER WORK LAND
clearing; and dirt pushing
Phone 2956, Clarence Lupton
ry repairing and engraving . . .
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers.
Phone 3525. tfc
FOR SALE 4OJFT HOUSE
trailer, 10 ft. wide: fully equip
ped including automatic wash
er. Like new. Priced to sell,
, Call 3136, Edenton. ltp
FOR SALE—MODEL 340, 1960
Farmall- Tractor with 3-bottom
plow attachments and cultiva
tors. Neto* -tractor guarantee.
Priced to sell. Contact Claude
E. Small, Jr., Route 3, Eden
ton. Ph0ne,3982 or 3983.
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