Plans Now On Foot To Reopen
1 Marital Heafth Clinic In District
Bpnd, Chairman ( of the I
Chowan County Commissioners,
t reaa a letter at the Ccmnpission
ers’,, meeting Tuesday from Dr.
J. iC. Johnson, district health di
reoboff. The letter was, ~tp the
etteqtthat plans are on fopt to
reopen a district mental health
cteter in Elizabeth City which is
to be supported, with federal and
state help, by seven cdw&ties,
Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Oates,
.Hertford, Tyrrell and Washing
ton. . '
The clinic was discontinued in
The National Outlook
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Good Business, Bad Unemployment
By Ralph Robey
We are on the verge of a*
business improvement. T*racti-I
cally everyone, both within and,
(Without the Administration,
agrees on that. The onl^‘ques
tion* is which particular month
will .prove to be the low.point (
But .we still have a serious
J employment problem. .i
In 'February, which is the lat
est period for which figures have
been] published, there were 5.7
million persons out of work. 1
Eveiii' on a seasonally adjusted *
basis, that was 6.8 percent of
our‘ civilian labor force. Ob- 1
viously that is much too high,
and to make matters worse it is!
certain that it is going to bei
difficult to get the total downj
to an acceptable, figure; \ Also,'
another source of worry;is .that,
in each of the past r three 1 re-j
cessions and recoveries, the per-1
centage of unemploymehfh'as in
Our unemployment statistics
are based upon a sample survey
of about 35,000 households ini
the Week nearest the 15th of
the thbnth. The sample is sci
entifftaily selected and the mar
gin Os error is small. We Count
as Unemployed any person who
is a 'in ember of the labor force j
and 'was looking for a job ini
the survey week or would have'
been "seeking employment if he
had "hot been ill, or thought
there was no opening in" his
area' or line of work. We also
* count as unemployed any per
son Who has been temporarily
laid Off, even if a definite re
turn date has been established.
Some students of the problem
<* insist- that this is an incorrect
definition of unemployment.
Their main argument is that it
does not properly take account
of part-time employment. This
is true in so far as the over
all figure is concerned, but the
government also publishes de
tails 'As to the number ofhours
worked. This is obtained from
a sample report of about ; 180,-
000 -Establishments. '
Other students believe that our
figures over-state the voWriie of
uneitlJSloyment. Their principal
argiftffent is that when a person
is merely waiting to go back
iold job he te-«o**Bruly
oyed as this term is nor
disagreement w/$ )con-!
ndefinitely because there!
eal means for settling it. I
Id be pointed nut, how-|
t there is no slanting ofj
tires, either upward or
ird, and equally strong j
can be raised to tjie defi
used by other nations'
their methqds of meas
t. Among the other na
lanada is the ohe which
;arly uses our system and
employment has consist
>een above ours tor the 1
< .• ; | b v -
1959 when it was practically im
possible to employ a full time
Dr. Johnson stated that a bud
get of about $60,000 would be
necessary to operate the clinic
and that the counties’ cost would
be pro-rated according to popu
When the clinic suspended op
eration, quite a few patients
were on the waiting list.
The Commissioners took no
official action but decided to
further consider the matter.
past two or three years. Other
nations use a system of registra
tion for jobs, and this, it is gen
erally agreed, almost always un
derstates the actual volume of
unemployment, and makes com
parison with our figures useless.
Much more important than
whether our system either over
states or under-states unemploy
ment, is why the total keeps
rising from one recession to an
other, and what can be done to
reduce the number of jobless.
The total keeps rising pri
marily for two reasons. First
is the large number of young
sters entering the labor force.
It always takes time for these
to decide what they want to do,
and accordingly they change jobs
more frequently than more ma
ture workers, and thus show up
in the ranks of the unemployed.
Ten Leaders In
At the end of the 16th round
in the bridge marathon spon
sored by the Chowan Hospital
Auxiliary, Mrs. Vol Patterson
and Mrs. Gertrude Rosevear
have moved into the lead.
The ten leading learns and
their scores follow:
1. Mrs. Vol Patterson and Mrs.
Gertrude'" Rosevear, 79,900.
2. Joe Thorud and Dr. Richard
3. Mrs. Kathryn Goodwin and
Mrs. Kit Forehand, 75,750.
4. N. J. George and Hiram
Mayo, 73,010. ' - • •
5. Medlin Belch and A1 Phil
6. Mrs. F. W. Hobbs and Mrs.
J. H. McMullan, 68,720.
7. Mrs. Sadie Hoskins and Mrs.
Ruth Byrum, 63,690.
8. Mrs. Margaret Davis and
Mrs. Pet Goodwin, 62,970.
9. Mrs. H. A. Campen and
Mrs. A. M. Forehand, 59,310.
10. Mrs. Snooky Bond and Mrs.
Betsy Chesson, 59,150.
E. L. Pearce
Phone 3839 Edanton
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