f Che Chowan Herald
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THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1961.
A LIFT FOR TODAY
He that overcometh shall inherit all things,
ind I will be his God, and he shall be my son.—
Divinely endowed with intelligence and un
derstanding, we as Christians should develop
these .abilities so that God may express his pow
er and love through us. Let us remember that
we are a vital part of God’s plan for His work
in this world, and that with His presence, we can
achieve our goal of good, becoming the childien
of the living God.
For Thy sustaining grace and love, we tnanx
Thee, Q God.
Not Much Encouragement
Approximately 25 representatives from six
northeastern counties gathered at a luncheon
meeting at the Edenton Restaurant I uesday
afternoon, the primary purpose of which was
to get some encouragement about the im
provement of l\ S. highway 17 from the Vir
ginia state line south. The need for improv
ing this highway is obvious in the face of
construction of the Chesapeake Bay bridge
Present at the meeting were Merriel Evans,
chairman of the North Carolina State High
way Commission and William !•. Babcock, di
rector of the Highway Commission. The need
for improving highways leading to and from
the bridge-tunnel was emphatically brought
out by a number of speakers, especially by
Edwin R. Mac Kethan of the National Bank
of Commerce of Norfolk. Mr. Mac Kethan
presented a group of charts showing the im
pact the expected vehicular traffic increase
will have on Northeastern North Carolina.
The Norfolk area has grown more than any
metropolitan area, he pointed out, and with
this added traffic Northeastern North Caro
lina will be vitally affected. It will, he point
ed out. cause expansion of residential facili
ties, increase tourist travel and have a vital
bearing on industrialization. "Opportunity is
knocking,” he said, ‘‘What will we do about
it?” Though the majority of the group an
ticipated definite commitments from Evans
and Babcock, these commitments were not
Mr. Babcock stated that the present High
way Commission, which is subject to change,
would not attempt to adopt priority work on
highways. He stated that there are many
facets in connection with highway improve
ments and that the Commission tries to ana
lyze proposals as the need arises.
Mr. Evans, while admitting the import
ance and need for improvements to U. S. 17,
advanced the idea that the northeastern coun
ties should come together and work for mu
tual development. He said this section is
blessed with natural resources which have yet
been undeveloped and that V. S. 17 cannot
take care of all the facilities if properly de
veloped. He stated, however, that U. S. 17
improvements will be given serious considera
tion. He said he did not know the policy of
the proposed new Highway Commission, but
if he has anything to do with it, he will work
for the improvements, for he is interested in
the total development of North Carolina.
Well. Northeastern North Carolina, for
many years was more or less divorced from
North Carolina, but now it is as easily ac
cessible as any other part of the state, and is
a major part of the state, in some cases, es
pecially when election time rolls around. So
that what helps and benefits these northeast
ern counties, obviously benefits the state as
If all information regarding the expected
increased vehicular traffic diie to the con
struction of the bridge-tunnel materializes,
there is little doubt but that this section will
be vitally affected, and if our highways are
not adequate the section, of course, will be
It is hoped the Highway Commission will
seriously consider the needed highway im
provements and that U. S. 17 will be made
the sort of highway it should be.
If you want to be highly recommended let
somebody else say the word.
The better the speaker, the smaller and
more understandable the words he uses.
Did you ever stop to think how bad tbe
■ situation would be if everybody agreed with
Those who violate the law should not ob-
In a recent church bulletin the following
item appeared: “Come to church next Sun
day and avoid the Easter rush.” The notice
was not in an Edenton church bulletin, but
the invitation applies here just as well, for if
the weather is favorable all of the front pews
in all of the churches will, no doubt, get a
dusting off. /
At the Post Office the other day a colored
woman walked up to the window and asked
for a 4-cent stamp. The stamp was handed
to her, upon which she asked “How much is
it?” Well, everything else is going up, so
maybe she just wanted to know if the price
If anybody thinks the job of Mayor of
Edenton doesn’t require a lot of a fellow’s
time, just check up on Mayor John Mitchen
er. who used to be more or less of a perma
nent fixture in his drug store. But the other
day when he walked in the store the Missus
approached him and asked, “Can I wait on
John Shackelford last week gave me in
formation about a story having to do with the
Chowan Red Cross drive. John said Murray
Lynch, Jr., was serving as chairman, but not
having lived in Edenton as long as I have, I
thought he made a mistake and wrote “Lynch”
instead of Tynch. He promptly informed
me that the name of the chairman is “Murray
Lynch, Jr.,” and not “Murray Tynch, Jr.”
As I’ve said before, time was when a fellow
knew just about everybody in Edenton. I
thought John miscued. but I’m the guy who
miscued. Anyway, Murray Lynch, Jr., as
chairman, hopes Chowan County will come
across with the Red Cross quota.
And I’m in for another bawling out. for
Mrs. Corinne Thorud asked me to insert an
other box on the front page appealing for old
items to be displayed in store windows during
the Pilgrimage of Colonial Edenton and Coun
tryside. Well, here I’m writing this column
with the remainder of the paper ready for the
press and just remembered that I failed to
remember to put in the box. Anyway, Mrs.
Thorud says the Woman’s Club has had some
response, but many more items are needed to
provide creditable window displays. Any
thing old, except old men and women, is want
ed to make up these displays, so if you will
loan the ladies anything, please contact Mrs.
Thorud, Mrs. Ed Bond or Mrs. Gilliam Wood.
Then the Rev. Gordon Shaw, pastor of
Macedonia Baptist Church, asked me to put
in another notice about the Macedonia Church
revival which will begin Monday night. March
27. at 7:50 o’clock. This, too, I failed to re
member to do. Well, as the years crawl »n.
a fellow just cannot remember as well as
when he was younger. Anyway, the omission
of the two items was not intentional, and I
hope I’ll not be chastized too severely.
The other day two ladies were strolling
along when one of them asked the other, “Is
your husband out of town?” But much to
the surprise of the questioner, the other lady
replied. “Well just whose husband are you
checking on—yours or mine?” Might be a
County Commissioners, meeting as a Board
of Equaliza'ion and Review, were quite agree
ably surprised Monday. They met, expecting
to hear a lot of bellyaching but instead they
had no complaints about the valuation of
property. In fact, much to their surprise,
one fellow almost asked to have his property
valuation increased a bit. Well, maybe some
folks figured, what’s the use to complain?
Horace Cohoon. Perquimans Game Pro
tector. presented a splendid film aboujt quail
at last week’s Rotary meeting. George Lewis
was a visitor and Charlie Overman told him,
“George, take a good look at the shooting in
this film, for you can’t shoot a quail hi the
air.” Which reminds me that Charge some
time back was telling about a hunting trip
he made and couldn’t hit a bird. But Char
lie blamed it on the dogs.
An election will be held in Edenton Tves
day, May 2, when town officials will be foot
ed. Up to this writing there has been very
few squeaks about who will he in the race,
but there are some who think there he «
grand scramble for the various ofifioes to he
filled. Some announcements should be forth
coming before long. The deadline to file is
6 o’clock Tuesday night, April 25.
Sgt. Earl Gardner, caretaker of the Edenton
base, issues a warning that youngsters should
heed. Gardner tells me that some youngsters
tide ia the base property on bicycles and have
damaged property. He says steps are being
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. MARCH 33. 1861. 1
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if apprehended will be prose- ( '
cuted. He asked me to urgei
parents to warn their children'
to discontinue this practice un
less they want to see their off
spring get into a peck of trou
ble. Sheriff Earl Goodwin has
also been notified and will be
on the lookout.
j Elementary School
1 Lunch Room Menu
Menus at the Edenton Ele
mentary School lunch room for’
the week of March 27-31 will be:
Monday: Smoked sausage, but
ter, California dried beans, milk,
candied yams, cornbread, choco-1
Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat
balls, green beans, pineapple,
carrot sticks, milk, butter, school
baked rolls. i
Wednesday: Beef vegetable
soup, crackers, peanut butter.
sandwiches, block cake, milk.
Thursday: Roast beef, turnip
greens, gravy, school baked rolls,
creamed potatoes, peach pie, but
Friday: Fish sticks, buttered
corn, cole slaw, apple sauce,
cornbread, school baked cookies,
butter, milk. |
I have been driven many times
to my knees by the overwhelm- j
ing convition that I had nowhere !
else to go.
T\ ( \ You’ll want to outfit every member of the
\ 1 L\ (of famil y from CUTHRELL’S large selections.
/ "f Vjj We’ve filled every department with cloth
- Cm 3 'C3 ing for the entire family.!
Preteen Dresses Boys’ Suits Ladies* Dresses
Sizes 8 to 14. Just ar- Wash and wear cottqn; or- Large assortment of styles
rived .. . large assortment lon and wool; rayon and an s col Dressy tojesses
, , . . , „ and cottons. Juniors, Misses
of colors and styles. acetate. Sizes 2 to 18. and half sizeg>
$3.98 to $6.95 $5.95 lo $16.95 $5.95 to $16.95
size. ito 3.4 to 6X, 7to Boys’ Sport Coats pr '?f S
14. Large assortment. SlO-95
$1.98 to $6.95 Checks, Plaids and Solids „
WASH AND WEAR
BLDUCED. Large selectiop styles and 75% dacron; 25% cotton
On* Group colors. Sizes 2 to 18. $29.95
CHILDREN'S TOPPERS 93 93 , ■
AND SPRING COATS .
1 1 ■ Ladies and
New Easter Shoes Children’s and Bag*
. . . for Mom, Dad and the Ladies’ Hate $1.13 to $3.37
Children .. . and at such £-■ no. saj ny Large selection of colors
considerate prices! . 4 IO fr*.VD and styles.
CuthreU’s Dept. Store
JtoEMTON, N. G *-
DOG’S BEST FRIEND—After the temple German shepherd had been marooned on the
ixite Michigan ice for a day, humane officers took to the air. Using a helicopter, they
ehepherded the shepherd to the Chicago, shore, left. But not far from land, the ice gave
way. lining a lasso, officer plucked dog ffiom the water, right, and airlifted it to safety.
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Keep On Your Feet
Automobile accidents hit the
headlines, but actually more peo
ple sixty-five and older die from
OFFERS YOU AN
This is for the man who has always want
ed his own business but has not had
enough capital. If you have an excellent
credit record and very minimum capital
investment, you can lease the SUNOCO
Service Station in Edenton, N. C., and
1. Paid Training
2. Financial Assistance L
3. ‘Guaranteed Income
FOR PERSONAL INTERVIEW CONTACT:
Sun Oil Co. OR C. R. Wilhelm
P. O. Box 1110 405 N. Parkar St
NORFOLK 1. VA. ROCKY MT.. N. C.
KI 5-2421 GI 6-4820
falls and their complications than
auto accidents. Falls are spe
cially dangerous for older people,
and older people are specially
likely to fall.
Here are some fall-prevention
hints for the elderly:
—When going up or down stairs,
don’t take one step with eack
toot, hut put both foot on a
step before going on to the next
—Keep « night light burning all
night in the bathroom and the
—Don’t gel out ,of bed too quick
ly or you may get dizzy and
fall. Sit on the edge of the
bed for a while before Stand
ing up. |
—Elderly people tend to shuffle
along, so that they trip over
small obects like thresholds, j
doormats and rug corners.
Make a special effort to lift
your feet when you walk. 1
—Don’t watch your feet through
the lower part of bifocals, since
things you look at that way
will become blurred.
—Use a rubber suction mat in
bathtub or shower and install I
handholds on the wall.
—ls you’ve been sitting for a |
while and a leg has gone to
Classifieid Ads j
HUNDREDS OF DENTISTS rec
ommend QLAG Tooth Paste.
Buy at the drug store.
BRACE yourself for a thrill the
first time you use Blue Lustre
to clean rugs. Quinn’s.
FOR SALE—UPRIGHT PIANO.
Very good condition. $75.00.
Can be seen at home of W. A.
Elliptt, 203 Second Street,
Edenton. Phone 2454.
BOAT SHOW—beginning March
18th —16 different models on
display. You can now buy
your boat at factory prices at
sss savings. Some used boats,
demonstrators, old models and
seconds still available. We al
so sell trailers and can arrange
financing. Open seven days a
week. CAROLINA FIBER
GLASS PRODUCTS CO., 510
E. Jones Street, Wilson, N. C.
Telephone 243-3964 or 237-2426
HAVE YOURS OR YOUR
CHILD’S PICTURE tinted or
colored at a very reasonable
cost. 'Samples at home. Mrs.
Pearl Griffin, 716 Johnston St.,
Allis-Chalmers HD-5B tractor j
with Carco “£” winch and
heavy duty logging guard.
Caterpillar D-2 tractor with Hy
ster D-2N winch.
International TD-6 tractor with
Bucyrus-Erie angle dozer.
Allis-Chalmers HD-1 IB tractor
with dydraulic straight blade.
Allis-Chalmers TS-260 motor
Pioneer Model 11 VlßßOmatic
Littleford 155 roller with tow
Cleveland 110-5 trencher with
tiling shoe. *
Water pumps, tamping rollers,
tools, and other miscellaneous
E. F. CRAVEN COMPANY
P. O. Hox 523 Phone PLaia 2-7145
ORKKNVILLJC, N. C.
Representative: F. L. HEATH
ltc Phone '564/ Edenton
FOR RENT COMPLETELY
one bedroom cottage.’ Very
attractive and all conveniences.
Available Aprillll. 1 Open for
inspection daily. Reasonable
rent. Phone 2961 or contact
Mrs. George S. Harrell, Route
2, Edenton. ltpd
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOP OPEN
during week-end of April 14,
15 and 16. Anyone interested
in outlet for haqdmade or j
hand-decorated articles, please
qall Mrs. Frank ’ Holmes at
HELP WANTED FULL OR
part-time route available in
Edenton. Must have car or
light truck and be neat in
appearance. No investment.
Bonus jrfan available. Age 21
to 70. Earnings $2.50 and up
possible from start. Write
Wetkins Products, Inc., P. O.
Box 5071, Dept. S-3, Richmond,
°“NiW*r renovated only 3 month!
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something high ugh Either . ;
wait until somebody comes to
get, things down for you or, if* *
you live alone, keep .every-*'
thing where you can peach
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Raleigh The Motor Vehicles
Department’s summary of traffic •
deaths through 10 A. M., Mon
day, March 20, 1961, follows: ' t
j Killed To Dale
I Killed To Date Last Year ,20ft
FOR SALE BRICK TBREE
bedroom house. Utility room*
carport, corner lent; in town.
Priced to sell. Phone 2675, af
ter 6 P. M. Peck Lassiter.
SPRING PLANTING made eas
ier with 56-pg. Planting Guide
Catalog in color—offered by Vir
ginia’s largest growers of fruit
trees, nut trees, grape vines,
berry plants, flowering shrubs,
evergreens, roses, shade and
flowering trees. Write for your
Free Copy today! WAYNES
BORO NURSERIES, Waynesboro,
Virginia. - Mar 9,16,23,30
FOR SALE—ONE SET HALF
tracks for Ferguson tractor.
"■'ln good condition. Will sell
cheap. Apply L. E. Francis,
Route 3, Edenton. Phone 3472.
FOR SALE OR RENT—2 ANP
3-bedroom houses on mail and
school bus route. Two miles
from Edenton. Apply L. E.
Francis, Route 3, Edenton.
Phone 3472. Mart tie
FOR SALE—GOOD USES GAjS
ranges as low as $35.00, Went-.
em Gas Service. Phone 3120,
HELP WANTED —YOU DON’T
need to worry about getting or
holding a job with your own
Rawleigh Business where to#
more you work the more you
earn. Thousands prospering ev
ery year. Write at onoe for
more information. Rawleigh’s
Dept., NCC-210-802, Richmond,
WATCH REPAIRING —JEWEL,
ry repairing and engraving ... .
Prompt service. Ross Jewelers.
Phone 3525. ttc
PICTURE FRAMING—FOR THE
best in custom Lcture framing
see John R. Lewis at the Eden
ten Furniture Company. Conv
Dlete line of moulding to choose
CABBAGE PLANTS FOJi SALE.;
Early Jersey Wakefield,*
Charleston Wakefield, itehry’s.
Round Dutch, Flat Dutclf. Al-‘
so Heading Lettuce. Set now,
for early spring heading, [
E. L. PEARCE, Seedsman .
Phone 3339 Edenton ’
FOR QUICK AND EXPERT *.
service on your radio and ■ *
phonograph, call the Griffin’,
Musicenter, phone 25?8. Wt*
carry a complete line
FOR SALE 5-ROOM! BRICK;
house with spacious j garagd
and screened side porch., West-’
over Heights; comer lpt. Call'
4055, 4118 or see Bill Bunch. '
BULLDOZER WORK -i
clearing and dirt pushing
Phone 2956, Clarence • Lupton
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