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“ VJV? ' r,rU THURSDAY, MAY 4. 1961.
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A woman . . . touched the border of his gai
ment . . . and was healed immediately.—Luke
8’43 44 47.
Christ’s miracles of healing and of raising the
dead aie surpassed only by' Iris power to trans
form lives from uselessness to a life of active
Are we ready to be aroused from. inactivity to
enthusiastic service to him who gave all for us?
Awake us, our Father, to a keener realisation
of our privileges and responsibilities, and send
us out as true workers in Thy kingdom.
Voters Have Spoken
.Though there was considerable opposition
in Tuesday’s election in Edenton, the voters
decided to return all incumbents, so that the
only new face in the administration for the
next two years will be Richard Dixon, Jr.,
who was elected Councilman from the First
Ward. However, a newcomer from this ward
was necessary due to the recent resignation
of W. C. Bunch, Jr., who moved to Norfolk.
That the administration of Edenton s af
fairs is apparently satisfactory to the elec
torate is reflected in the substantial majority
of votes cast for those who will enter into
another two-year term of office come July 1.
It is a healthy situation when citizens seek
public office and are willing to shoulder the
burdens and responsibilities that go with the
various offices especially when the remunera
tion is so insignificant. It means, at times,
a great deal of sacrifice of time and effort
which is obviously made by officials in the in
terest of a better and more progressive town.
Fortunately; while there was considerable
opposition for the various offices, so far as
the writer knows, it was a clean campaign on
the part of all candidates. Now that the
smoke has cleared there is no apparent ani
mosity existing among the defeated candi
dates, which is as it should be. Voters were
in the saddle. They have spoken and their
choice should be accepted in a true communi
ty spirit to the end that there will be con
sideration and cooperation on the part of the
citizenry in general to the end that Edenton
will be an even fetter place to live.
Junior Cook Os The Year
Juvenile delinquency or juvenile decency?
Few days pass that we do not hear or read
about youngsters, often from so-called “good
families,” getting into trouble. But only
rarely is proper tribute paid to the vast ma
jority of young people engaged in construc
A happy exception is the Kroger-Westing
house Searchl for the Junior Cook of the
Year. Forty-five girls and five boys, select
ed from thousands of teenagers who entered
recipes in the contest, will compete in the
third annual Cook-Off finals May 14, 15, and
16 at Cincinnati.
The dishes they prepare will be judged by
a panel of nationally-recognized food and
home economics experts. Top award is $5,-
000 cash and an all-expense-paid trip to Eur
ope for the winner, her mother and her teach
er. Two thousand other prizes, worth SIO,OOO
are awarded in 20 Midwestern and Southern
The program is designed to' inspire teen
age interest in creative cooking and better
nutrition. It recognizes accomplishments in
an important homemaking art and pays tri
bute to youth achievements. The Search for
the Junior Cook of the Year provides valu
able incentives for teenagers to become even
better homemakers than their mothers.
Broad As The Universe
A more-than-superficial significance can be
read into a late AP news photograph.
It shows President Kennedy throwing out
the first baseball, to start the major league
season in Washington. D. C. He thus follow
ed a pleasant custom that goes back to the
Beyond that, the significance is in the men
seated on either side of the President. One is
a leading member of his own party, Senator
Humphrey. The other, however, is a leader
of the opposition—Senator Dirksen.
Mr. Dirksen, needless to say. will disagree
with the President and with Mr. Humphrey
on many an occasion, and will do his honest
best to defeat various of the laws they sup
port —just as he did his honest best to block
the President’s bid for office last November.
Bat that does not stand in the way of a mu
tual friendliness and respect.
. In many a nation there is no opposition to
those in power—the former opponents are
either exiled or dead. In a free nation, po
iStkal opponents go together to a sporting
; event. This difference is as broad as the uni
verse and is the distinguishing characteristic
of free men.
kj ear ds7 Seen
With the Edenton election of 1961 now a thing
of the past,, here’s one of the most humble and
feel grateful for the splendid vote received in
Tuesday's election is putting it very mildly,
appreciative citizens in Edenton. So say that I
Having served continuously as a Councilman
at-large since 1937, when I barely'squeezed by
the late T. Wallace Jones by only five votes, I
do not remember ever having received such a
splendid vote of confidence. The Lord being
willing, if I complete the term tq which I was
elected Tuesday, I shall have rounded out more
than a quarter of a century serving the Town of
Edenton as a Councilman, In some previous
elections there was no opposition, while in oth
ers I had very worthy opponents, but voters
have been very kind to me over the years and
now that I have been re-eiected my only hope is
that I will be able to merit the confidence re
posed in me. If I can be of any service to the
town which I adopted 38 years ago, I feel that
1 am only in a small wary paying a debt to the
town I love and the many wonderful friends I
have in it. I have no axe whatever to grind, I
have a clear conscience in that I do not remem
ber ever voting or supporting any movement
which would have been selfishly beneficial to
me directly or indirectly, and it is in that spirit
that I will enter into another two-year term as
Councilman-at-large. I do sincerely appreciate
the support I’ve had in Tuesday’s election and I
hope I can be of some service to those who voted
for me as well as those who saw fit to cast their
ballot in favor of other candidates. I will to the
best of my ability strive to work for a better
and progressive Edenton. Again. I humbly say,
Being obliged to go to Norfolk Friday to .have
a doctor work on my feet, I ate in a seafood
restaurant. One fellow, maybe being sort of
modest, told the waitress, “Bring me half a doz
en clams on half shell and then bring me an
other half dozen.” Then in another place a sign
read: “Coffee—lo cents for first cup and 5 cents
for the second cup.” A customer came in and
said he didn’t want the first cup, but he’<d like
to have the second cup at 5 cents. But he didn’t
Jblian Long on Thursday stopped at The Her
ald office to show me a 4-foot rattlesnake. Mr.
Long klled the snake while timber cruising for
the M. G. Brown Company in .a woods off U. j 3.
Highway 17 about three milts from Hertford.
“It’s the first of the season,” said Mr. Long. In
cidentally, I’ve already seen a number of the
devilish things while fishing and some of ’em ap
peared to he as big as the one Mr. Long put out
Many nice and flattering things have been
said and written about Edenlon's recent Pilgrim
age. But one of the best was written by Julia
Andrews in the Moore County News. Time and
space prevents reproducing the entire article but
a striking opening of the story reads: “Togeth
erness has never been demonstrated more pleas
antly nor efficiently than the Pilgrimage of Co
lonial Edenton and Countryside. It seems that
every age group took part to make the three
days ? success and smooth the way for the vis
itors.” Winding up her story the writer sakf
"We realized it was a heartfelt town and county
effort and hope to return another year.” Yep, it
ail goes to show what can be accomplished by
Bob Phillips had a parade all by himself Fri
day afternoon. Bob was parading up the street
carrying a nice string of speckled perch and a
large catfish. I didn’t see him but I would like
to ask him where in the dickens he caught ’em.
Uncle Sam apparently has some consideration
for old folks. Just last week an iron rail was
placed half way between the steps leading into
the Post Office. Now an old person or maybe a
fellow who is a little on the lipsv side can make
their way better into the Post Office lobby.
Having to go to a lot of meetings and listen to
speakers, I liked what a recent speaker said in
Edenton. “I was told,” he said, “that I should
make the end of my speech as close to the be
ginning as possible.” Would that a lot of speak
ers follow that .suggestion.
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One of my friends on Wednesday morning
said he couldn’t understand how I manage to
poll so many votes in an election. Well, we
print the ballots at The Herald office, don’t we?
Hiram Mayo’s daughter was rather excited the
other day. Back of her home her daddy has an
enclosed duck pond and she heard something
splashing to beat the band. She thought some
thing was after one of her ducks but found out
it was a herring caught in the wire. She ran,
yelling to her daddy, “Papa, there’s a. fish in the
duck pond.” Hiram, fisherman like he is, grab
bed his fishing pole, thinking no doubt he’d
surely be able to catch a fish. But instead he
used his fishing pole to shove out the entrapped
herring. , Yeah, again no fish!
Aside from congratulations over Tuesday’s
election, anotner came in the mail this week
from I. H. Spruill, who lives in Norfolk. Mr.
Spruill sent in his renewal to The Herald and
had this to say: “Enclosed herewith as a bank
money order for a year’s renewal to The Her
ald, being the best weekly newspaper I ever
read. My wife and I thoroughly enjoy residing
the news. We commend the entire staff for
printing an excellent paper.” The size of my
hat has increased a number.
There’s a lot of meetings of Various organiza
tions going on in Edenton and every one, at one
time or another no doubt appears to lack in
terest or the progress some members would like
to see. I was handed the following the other
day, which is ten rules for killing any organiza
tion: t • .. . t.. . . J
1. Don’t come to the meetings.
THE CHOWAM HERALD. EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. MAY 4. 1961.
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PERFECT 300—Robert (Corky) DeC-raff. 24, Grand Rapids.
Mich., bowler, hugs wife Ardith after becoming youngest
man ever to roll a 300 game in an American Bowling
2. If you do come, come late.
3. Find fault with officers and
4. Never accept an office; it
is easier to criticize than to do
5. Nevertheless, get annoyed
if you aren’t appointed to a com
6. If appointed to a commit
tee, don’t attend its meetings.
7. If asked by the chairman
to give your opinion, say nothing.
After, the meeting, tell everyone
how things should have been
8. Do no more than necessary.
When other members roll up
their sleeves to help things
along, say the association is run
by a c'ique.
9. Hold ba.wk your uues as
long as possible, or don’t pay at
10. Don’t bother getting new
members; but it you do, be sure
they are gripers like yourself.
Dinner Guests Os
HD County Council
Chowan County Commissioners
and other epunty officials, to
gether with a number of otiier
invited guests were treated to a
delicious dinner Monday at noon
at the Advance Community
Building. The occasion was the.
annual dinner served for county
officials by the Home Demon
stration County Council.
Mrs. B. P. Monds, president
of the Council, presided over
the meeting and introduced the
guests, which included Judge
Joseph Parker who was presid
ing over a term of Chowan Su
perior Court. She also intro
duced Mrs. M. T. Barrington,
vice president and Mrs. O. C.
Long, Jr., secretary-treasurer.
She called upon the various club
presidents to introduce them
Mrs. Barrington presented a
very well prepared and inter
esting report of Home Demon
stration activities during the
year which reflected well or
ganized and active clubs.
The family of Jasper Hardy,
Greenfield in the Yeopim sec
tion, has asked me to express
heir gratitude and sincere ap
preciation for the aid and re
sponse afforded them by their
fellow residents of Chowan
County in their time of dire
need. Their wants and needs
were more than subscribed.
-They, in their own way, wish
they could thank individually
each person, but through this
medium wish to say God bless
each and every one.
s —Haughton Ehringhaus
THANK YOU, VOTERS
You, the citizens of this community,
have approved the Council's action of
June 9, 1959 in appointing me Mayor to
fill the vacancy caused - by the death of •
the late Mayor David Q. Holton. Your
endorsement on May 2, £961, 'places a
great responsibility before me.
I humbly accept this honor and call
upon all citizens to join with our Town
Council, Board of Public Works, County
Commissioners and other public officials
to endeavor to carry Edenton forward to
its rightful position of leadership in
Northeastern North Carolina.
John A. Mitchener, Jr.
Another Still In
Sheriff Earl Goodwin, assist
ed by ABC Officer Troy Top
pin and Deputy Sheriff Bertram
Byrum destroyed another Cho
wan County still about noon
Friday. The still was in op
eration but a Negro at the site
escaped through thick brush so
that no arrests were made. The
rig was found about two miles
north of Edenton on Route 32,
where one was destroyed about
a year ago.
The still was 55-gallon capa
city and included a 15-gallon
doubler, 55-gallon cooling bar
rel, a copper coil and 300 gal
lons of fermenting mash at the
time of the raid. The raiding
officers also destroyed ten gal
lons of non-tax-paid whiskey
found at the still,
New Jaycee President
Continued from Page 1, Section )
Small, one-year director. Past
President Perry will be chair
man of the board of directors.
J. J. “Tony” Miley, Jr.,’ re
ceived the Keyman Award as
the outstanding Jaycee during
the past year. He also received
one of the three Spoke Awards
presented during the night.
Nathan Owens received the
“Spoke of the Year” award as
the outstanding new man. He
will be entered in the state con
test to be held in Asheville.
David Bateman received the
other Spoke Award.
Exhausted Rooster certificates
were presented to Luther Parks,
Lewis Leary, Warren Twiddy,
and Tom Shepard. These cer
tificates are for Jaycees who
have aged out of the organiza
tion. Parks and Leary also re
ceived honorary membership cer
tificates for being charter mem
bers of the club in 1948.
Nine new members were wel
comed into the club, bringing
the total membership to 74 mem
bers. The new members were:
Jimmy Yates, Harold White, Tim
Titus, Johnny Owens, Isaac Har
rell, Jack Hardison, Wallace
Evans, Cecil Barnette and Ger
MOTEL GROUP MEETS
In order to better serve North
Carolina’s rapidly growing travel
industry, the motels trade as
sociation —The North Carolina
Motel Association —will convene
for its Bth annual conclave in
Raleigh, May 12-13. The two
day affair will be held at the
Plantation Inn—formerly Scan
Again Bobs Up
Delegation Appears at
ing to Complain
The dog problem bobbled up
again at the County Commission
ers’ meeting Monday morning.
A delegation was on hand repre
senting practically every section
of the county to see if the Com
missioners could do anything in
way of eliminating a serious
nuisance due to dogs running at
large throughout the county.
It was pointed out by several
spokesmen for the group that
-the dog problem has been dis
cussed in various community
meetings throughout the county
by both white and Negro peo
ple. It was stated that dogs ap
parently without owners do a
considerable amount of damage,'
including killing and crippling
The dog nuisance is not new
to the County Commissioners, for
it has bobbed up a number of
times. They are aware of the
fact that there are far more dogs
in, the county than are listed on
the tax books, but the problem
is so vexing that a solution is
very hard to determine.
Previously the Commissioners
contacted other counties to see
how the dog nuisance was be-1
ing handled. In some a dog
warden more or less remedied
the situation, while in most
cases no satisfactory solution has,
The Commissioners decided to
make further investigation in
the hope of being able to come
up with, some sort of a pro
gram which will either put
more dogs on the tax books and
have them tagged and vaccinat
ed according to law or else make
some provision to have them
| Lunch Room Menu 1
Menus at the Chowan High
School lunch room for the week
of May 8-12 will be as follows:
Monday: Milk, beef stew, toss
salad, potato sticks, hot rolls,
butter, French apple cobbler.
Tuesday: Milk, hamburgers,
French fried potatoes, cole slaw,
apple rings, hot rolls, butter,
block cake, chocolate icing.
Wednesday: Milk, baked ham,
potato salad, string beans, apple
sauce, hot rolls, butter, cocoanut
Thursday: Milk, fried chick
en, buttered corn, green butter
beans, pineapple salad, hot rolls,
butter, jello with fruit.
Friday: Milk, fish sticks, let
tuce and tomato, French fried
potatoes, beet pickles, hush pup
pies and bread, butter, ginger
bread with lemon topping.
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Sally Privott Wins
Continued from Page l. Section 1
from the southern division. Ten
scholarships are awarded each
year, two to each division.
Miss Privott is a senior at
John A. Holmes High School and
plans to enroll at Woman’s Col
lege in Greensboro in the fali.
Candidates for thej scholarships
are selected on the following
basis: Character. Americanism,
leadership, scholarship and basis
Members of the local Legion
Voters Os The Third Ward
I want to thank the voters of the Third
Ward for your support in the municipal
election held Tuesday.
You can be assured that I will make
every effort to represent your ward, and
the town, to the best of my ability.
R. Elton Forehand, Jr.
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AuxiliAra ate \very proud jp
Miss Iffitott’s achievement arid*
feel <%*on she will greatly,
; benefitjapd reflect credit on her
commufey as t v ie result of the
dar, meetA MAY 11
Tea tarty Chapter
of the J)AR will meet Thursday
afternoon,, May IJ, at 1 o’clock
at the Edenton Restaurant. At
this meeting officers will be in
stalled and a report presented of
the Continental Congress, so
that all .members are urged to