Food Chain In A Farm Pond
Ip Fertilizing a fish pond to
I make the fish grow may sound
f; odd, -but the Soil Conservation
Service reports that it works.
According to R. M. Dailey,
State' Conservationist, more than
40,000 ponds have been built in
kills .state as part of basic con
servation plans developed by
landowners in cooperation with
local Soil Conservation Districts.
l These ponds offer a tremendous
: potential in fish production.
When a pond has a desirable
balance between the bass and
, bluegills and is properly fertiliz
ed, between 100 to 300 pounds
qf fish per acre can be pro
duced annually. The average
annual catch on such a pond
runs between 150 and 170
pounds per acre.
This is how fertilization of a
fish pond works:
A farmer spreads- a chemical
fertilizer such as 8-8-2 or 20-20-8
over the shallow parts of his
pond. This is the first step in
the “food chain”.
The elements in this fertilizer
or used directly by micro-orga
nisms in the water known as
plankton. These are tiny plants
and animals, that where present,
give fertile water its greenish
The plankton provides food for
JEdenton BPW Club
g&Host For District
Meeting March 26
Tenth District of the!
Carolina Federation of
and Professional Wo- 1
When’s Club will meet in Eden
ton, at the Edenton Restaurant
for a luncheon and business
meeting on Sunday, March 26,
at 12 o'clock noon. The Eden
ton Club will be the hostess club
with Mm. Lala Smith, president,
Mrs. Ruby Blythe of Rocky 1
Mount, district director. will
preside during the district busi- j
Mrs. Buth Moss Easterling of
Charlotte, first vice president of
the N. C. Federation of Business
and Professional Women’s Clubs,
will be a special guest.
The film “Ye Towne on Queen
Anne's Creek” will be shown.
Search Now On For
“Teenager Os Y ear”
In the search for the “Teen
ager of the Year” Edenton Jay-!
cees point out that the dead
line to enter applications will he
Friday, March 31. This is the;
first year Edenton Jay fees have
sponsored the project in which
any teenager between 13 and 19
years ol age is eligible to be
entered in the contest.
Nomination blanks are now
available at Mitchener’s Phar
macy, Holtowell’s Drug Store or;
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acquatic insects such as stone
flies, Mayflies, dragonflies, cad
disflies and water beetles. The
more plankton in a pond, the
more food there will be avail
able for insects and consequent
ly, the more insects the pond can
The next link in this food
chain is the small bass and blue
gills who feed upon the insects.
Then these smaller fish in turn
are fed upon then by larger
bluegills and bass.
Man becomes the final link in
the food chain by catching and ■
consuming the fish and continu- 1
ing the cycle by supplying more
If the pond is not fertilized,
it must depend on the nutrients
available from the surrounding
land and the decay of leaves,
! grass, aquatic plants, fish, etc.,
within the pond itself. Very
few ponds are naturally fertile
enough to grow large crops of
| fish. As a result more and more
iandowners are seeking advice
through their ‘ Soil Conservation
Districts on ways to add the
i needed fertility.
Copies of Farmer’s Bulletin
j No. 2094 “Managing Farm Fish
ponds for Bass and Bluegills”
are available free at local Soil
j Conservation Service offices.
i from Allen Harless at the Eden
| ton Savings & Loan office. Mr.
Harless is chairman of the pro- 1
Deciding factors in selecting
the "Teenager of the Year” will
be accomplishments, honors, ac
j tivities and other important
phases of youth activities.
Final Lenten Service
At St. Paul’s Tuesday
The rector of Calvary Episco
pal Church, Tarboro, the Rev.
! John Shelby Spong, Jr., will be
| the guest preacher at the Saint
j Paul's Lenten Luncheon Tuesday,!
| March 28.
This Tuesday in Holy Week
will conclude a most successful
j series of preaching attended by
many. Said the lector of Saint
I Paul’s Church, the Rev. George
B. Holmes, “I have been pleased
with both the calibre of the
1 preaching during Lent and the
! i nthusiasm with which it has
! been supported by the congre
| gation and their guests.”
The Rev. Mr. Spong is a na
| tive of Charlotte, where he re
ceived his early education. He
is a graduate of the University
of North *Carolina and the Vir
ginia Theological Seminary.
Chowanoke Council No. 54, De
gree of Pocahontas, will meet
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. Myrtle Tynch, Pocahontas,
I requests all members to attend.
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, WORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1081.
Many Requests For
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ies have been answered giving
A general idea of the infor
mation sought is reflected in the
following of over 200 letters re
Recently our local paper, The
Pilot, announced the dates of this
year’s Pilgrimage. I would like
to have whatever printed ma
terial is available concerning this
tour. lam especially interested
in knowing whether the same
homes, gardens and historic
buildings are open each day, or
if it takes three days to see
everything. If there is a list of
hotels, motels or other lodgings
available, I should appreciate
having that, too.
Miss Hazel Shirving,
Southern Pines, N. C.
Dear Mrs. Boyce:
I would be most grateful if you
would send me complete infor
mation of the 1961 Pilgrimage of
Colonial Edenton and Country
side April 14, 15 and 16. I have
just returned home after work
ing abroad for many years and
am anxious to renew my ac
quaintance with my native state.
Many thanks for your kind at
Miss Lucy R. Lentz,
Greensboro, N. C.
Dear Mrs. Boyce:
We saw in Saturday’s News
and Observer an account of your
Pilgrimage to be held April 14
through 16. Please send us lit
erature on it as soon as possible
and also a list of your hotels.
Because of the distance from
here and your full schedule, we
find it will be necessary to make
reservations for an overnight
stay. Your promptness in this
will be greatly appreciated.
Mrs. R. B. Butler,
Warrenton, N. C.
Dear Mrs. Boyce:
We noted article in News and
Observer listing you as Pilgrim
age chairman for 1961, April 14,
15 and 16, and are taking the
liberty of asking you to send us
a list of available overnight ac
commodations. With many thanks
for your attention.
S. D. Wooten,
Goldsboro, N. C.
President Woman’s Club:
The stories of the Pilgrimage
of Colonial Edenton have been
very interesting to a group of
us in Elkin. Please send me any
information concerning tour, the
length of time required to make
Leading The Upswing! |
Rambler News is good! March Sales are running at an all-time record
rate. That’s right! More people bought Ramblers in the first third of
March than in any similar period in Rambler history!
Yes—Rambler leads the economic upswing as more car buyers discover
that Rambler Excellence gives a bonus on every car dollar they invest.
Now Is A Good Time To Buyl
Rambler means business! Right now, Rambler dealers are out after even
more sales with the kind of fair-and-square liberal deals that car buyers
can’t afford to pass by. Used car prices have firmed. That means your
present car is worth more in trade now on a new Rambler.
Why Is Rambler Breaking Sales Records?
Compact cars are capturing an ever-growing share of the new car
market. Why does Rambler continue to hit new sales heights? Because
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complete pilgrimage, expense and
suggest hotel or motel for over
night accommodations. We have
to make our plans very soon and
'must have a better idea of items
Mrs. R. L. Howland,
Elkin, N. C.
: Edenton Woman’s Club:
I would like to take a group
of fourth and fifth graders on a
guided tour of Edenton. Please
send me information concerning
dates, time of day tours begin
and end. Also prices for stu
dents, teachers and other adults
who will be needed to chaperone.
Where should we go on arrival
in Edenton? Any information
will be appreciated. Will the
group need an appointment as to
date we expect to go?
Mrs. Willie H. Willoughby,
Sunbury, N. C.
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An election to name Edenton
officials will be held Tuesday,
May 2, with polls open from 6:30
A. M.. to 6:30 P. M.
Annual meeting of the Eden
ton Cotillion Club will be held
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock
at St. Paul's Parish House.
Edenton Lions Club is spon
soring the annual 1961 Easter
Seal Sale from March 26 to
The Rev. John Shelby Spong,
Jr., will be guest preacher at
St. Paul's Church Lenten lunch
eon Tuesday, March 28.
Treble Clef and Bass Clef of
John A. Holmes High School
will present a concert in the
school auditorium Friday night,
March 31, at 8 o'clock.
Rocky Hock Community Cen
ter will sponsor a fried chicken
supper in the Community Build
ing Tuesday night, April 4, from
6 to 8 o'clock.
A called meeting of the VFW
Auxiliary will be held Thursday
night. March 30, at 8 o'clock at
the home of Mrs. W. H. Coffield.
A cattle for slaughter referen
dum will be held in Chowan
County Saturday. March 25.
Annual art show sponsored by
i the Edenton Woman's Club will
be held in the Penelope Barker
house Saturday and Sunday.
March 25 and 26.
An open installation of officers
for Edenton Chapter No. 302,
Order of the Eastern Star, will
be held at the Masonic Temple
Thursday night, March 30, at 8
Edenton Jaycees are now en
gaged in a new project in nam
ing the "teenager of the year."
tion ... Ceramic-Armored muffler
and tailpipe designed to far out
last ordinary mufflers
RAMBLER'S RECORD ECONOMY
proved by 11 years and 35 billion
ONLY RAMBLER has b compact
car for six 6-footers
rambler has top resale value
proved by official Used Car Guidae
Revival services will begin at
the Macedonia Baptist Church
Monday night, March 27. at 7:30
Chowan Tribe of Red Men
will sponsor the Tommy Scott
Road Show today (Thursday) in
the Edenton armory.
James Johnston, local repre
sentative of the N. C. Depart
ment of Revenue, will be in his
office April 4-1 S from 8:30 A. M..
to 5 P. M.. to assist taxpayers in
filing their income returns.
Second Annual Northeastern
North Carolina Market Hog
Show and Sale, including Cho
wan County, will be hold at the
Carolina-Virginia Stockyard in
Windsor Monday, March 27.
Edenton Rotarians will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1
o'clock in the Parish House.
Sponsored by the Colonial
Home Demonstration Club and
other clubs, a hat workshop will
be held in the dining room of
Hotel Joseph Hewes Wednesday,
March 29, beginning at 9 A. M.
Ornoff, the famous hypnotist,
will appear in the Elementary
School auditorium Friday night,
March 31, at 8 o'clock.
Edenton Lions Club will meet
Monday night at 7 o'clock.
Chowan Tribe of Red Men
will meet Monday night at 7:30
William H. Coffield Jr. Post
No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, will meet Tuesday night
at 8 o'clock.
A dance will be held at the
VFW post home Saturday night,
March 25. beginning at 9 o'clock.
Holy Week Services
At St. Paul’s Church
Holy Week services at Saint
Paul’s Episcopal Church will be
Palm Sunday—B A. M., Holy
Communion; 11 A. M., Blessing
of the Palms.
Tuesday—l P. M, Lenten guest
Wednesday—lo:3o A. M., Holy
Thursday—B P. M., Holy Com
Friday—l 2to 3 P. M., The
Saturday—4 P. M., Holy Bap
| Easter Day—B A. M., Holy
I Communion; 9:30 A. M., Church
I School Festival; 11 A. M., Holy
JAYCEES MEET TONIGHT
Edenton’s Junior Chamber of
Commerce will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 7 o’clock at the
i Edenton Restaurant. James Per
‘ ry, president, announces that
! this will be nomination night for
! new officers, so that he urges
I every Jaycee to be on hand.
MODERN OUTRIGGER—For the sportsman who likes his
canoeing but not the chance of a sudden swim, these remov
able aluminum pontoons have been designed by a firm in
Mrs. Allred’s Book
In College Library
Mrs. Thurmati Allred, Route 1,
Edenton, was notified last week
that a copy of her book of poe
try, “From the Glass House”,
published in Edenton last year,
has been placed in the Memorial
Library on the campus of Ca
Dr. Charles Shull, former sec
retary of North Carolina Poet’s
Council, sent the book to be
placed along with other North
Carolina publications. The book
has also been entered in the
N. C. Poet’s Competition for 1960
publications of North Carolina
The book carries one poem
which received first honorable
mention in 1959 in the N. C.
Poet’s Competition and is in
cluded in the “Bay Leaves” ad
dition of prize selections of
North Carolina for that year.
| Lunch Room Menu ]
Menus at the John A. Holmes
High School lunch room for the
week of March 27-31 will be
Monday: Stew beef with car
rots and potatoes, turnip greens,
cup cakes, milk, hot biscuits and
t $32.50 to $57.50
your smartest approach
via our front door. We
shoes that will help you
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Pil \ f T w A T w m \y
Tuesday: Weiners, pork and
beans, pineapple upside down
cake, butter, weiner rolls, cole
slaw and milk.
Wednesday: Chicken pan pie,
green string beans, orange treat
jello, milk, yellow corn, bread
and butter. ,
Thursday: Peanut butter and
pimento cheese sandwiches,
green garden peas, sliced peach
es and milk.
Friday: Roast turkey, green
string beans, cranberry sauce,
dressing and giblet gravy, hot
rolls, vanilla ice cream and milk.
Wednesday, March 29th
Until 9 P. M., Sat, x4pril Ist
5 & 10c STORE
Famed Hypnotist In
Sponsored by the Edenton
Jaycees,, Ornoff, world-renowned
hypnotist, will present a pro
gram in the Edenton Elemen
tary School auditorium Friday
night, March 31, at 8 o’clock.
A feature of Ornoffs appear
ance in Edenton will be a driv
ing stunt, ■ when he, in coopera
tion with , the Police Department,
will drive through the Edeniton
business section the afternoon
of the show at about 3:30 o’clock.
Proceeds of the show will go
to the Edenton Fire Department
for the purpose of purchasing
some extra equipment, so that
it is hoped a large crowd will
turn out to see the hypnotist.
Delightful blend of the popular I
dwarf Pygmy type that bloom* I
from early summer until frost, I
Get these lovely border flower ■
seeds now at our well stocked I
seed headquarters. Q
E. L. Pearce
Phone 3839 Edenton