t he Chowan Herald
Published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
and Hector Lupton, at 423-425 South
araad Street. Edenton, North Carolina.
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i:—«prpd as second-class matter August 30, 1934,
at the Post Office at Edenton. North Carolina,
under the act of March 3. 1379.
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THURSDAY. MAY 11. 1961.
Tuesday night members of Edenton’s official
family were administered the oath of offiqe or
a new two-year term, which officially begins
July 1 The ceremony took on a serious atmo
sphere as each official promised to discharge his
duties to the best of his ability.
Hardly ever before has Edenton been con
fronted with as many important and vexing
problems as will, no doubt, be experienced y
the incoming administration and each officia
appeared cofnizant of the fact that grave re
sponsibilities rest upon his shoulders.
P lt is encouraging, however, that these officials
realized the importance of their office and it
encouraging, too. that a spirit of cooperation and
harmony pervaded the swearing-in ceremony
Mayor John Mitchener, in his inauguial ad
dress pointed out that good Jovernment m North
Carolina is a habit, and that his habit should not
be broken in Edenton.
With a group of officials apparently dedicated
to the task which lies before them, Edenton vot
ers should not be disappointed in their selection
of officials to serve them for the next two years.
In an effort to provide good government, it is
also essential to have the cooperation of citizens
in general, mixed with a dose of constructive
criticism at intervals. So that all town officials
will welcome suggestions which have for their
purpose a better and more progressive Edenton.
J Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, has sent
some timely advise to law enforcement officials,
which should also be of interest to parents.
In part Mr. Hoover has this to say.
“With the approach of vacation time for our
school children when they will be enjoying
happy, carefree hours, it is doubly important
that all parents once again emphasize to their
youngsters the menace of the chiid molester.
“While it is distasteful to intrude upon youtv
people's innocent thoughts with the evil which
these monsters represent, the ghastly crimes o.
which child molesters are capable and the too
frequent headlines of another child fallen victim
to their lust make this unpleasant parental task
“It is indeed encouraging that parents, school
officials, law enforcement agencies and other
civic-minded groups have responded as they have
recently to the dire need for educating children
to this danger. For instance, over 10 million
posters of a section of the Law Enforcement Bul
letin have been requested from the FBI to use
in warning youngsters against sex fiends. Many
police agencies have made special projects of
alerting parents and pupils in their communities.
Meanwhile, parents’ committees have established
safeguarding procedures such as designating cer
tain homes along school routes where youngsters
may seek assistance should thep be accosted by
“There is still much work to be .done, but these
are the types of activities which should con
tinue to mount until they gain nationwide in
terest and momentum.
“At the same time—while citizens are doing
their part—it is only fair to ask the courts and
parole and probation authorities to insure that
sex maniacs are not turned loose on society.
There recently came to the attention of the FBI
a case in which a sex deviate committed acts of
indecent exposure before two sisters, neither yet
in her teens. There are some disagreement
among the attorneys of the prosecutor’s office as
to whether it would be better to defer prosecu
tion in favor of administrative action by the of
fender’s employer, especially since there was the
possibility that a court appearance might have an
adverse emotional effect upon the poung girls.
The proponent of the more vigorous approach
won out, however, and although the deviate in
dicated he Would demand a jury trial, he plead
ed guilty and was thereupon sentenced to a 5-
year prison term. This case is cited as an ex
ample of how forceful action by prosecutor and
court removed from society at least one more
potential killer of young victims, whereas the
more lenient approach would .have released him
to perhaps commit a crime possibly more horrible
than that for which he was imprisoned.
“TherS Are too many instances where children
have been atrociously assaulted by ciiminals pa
roled time and again after having already com
mitted similar offenses. The bereaved father of
one ravaged and mutilated child said in his ang
uish, ‘What manner of man, what type of mind,
what motivation directs a parole commission to
commit an act against society by knowingly
turning loose a beast in the streets.’
“Courts and parole and probation authorities
must constantly consider that in dealing with
tbe inhuman sex offender they are gambling his
“welfare’ and ‘rehabilitation’ against the life of
a child snuffed out in unspeakable agony. The
stakes are so high, the innocent lives so precious
that they demand a realistic, conscientious, delib
erate appraisal of each and every sex deviate’s
bid for freedom.”
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Thanks to the Rev. Walter E. Isenhour of Tay
lorsville, N. C., the following Mother’s Day poem
was sent to The Herald:
If you are blest with health and strength
And sickness seems a stranger;
If roses bloom upon your cheeks
And symptoms show no danger;
If at your work you're making good,
Or gaining much in learning;
There’s one who has your life at heart
And for your welfare yearning—
If illness puts you fast in bed
And keeps you from your duty;
If fades the roses from your cheeks
And with this goes your beauty;
If Suff’ring lingers through the months,
Your eyes grow dim with weeping;
There’s one who prays and lingers near.
Her vigils round you keeping—
If friends forsake you on life’s road
When friendship’s 1 so much needed;
If help seems scarce and almost gone,
For which you’ve asked and pleaded;
If better years have passed away
And left misfortunes staying, !
There’s one who says, “I’ll stand by him, |
Or else go down a-praying”—
If you look through the prison bars
At those who visit others,
And there behold their friends about.
Or maybe loving brothers;
But in your heart you’re sad and drear
And maybe down and lonely.
There’s one somewhere who loves you still.
Perhaps just one and only—
When heaven crowns the saints of earth
Who’ve been so sweet and tender;
Who’ve blest the sad and broken hearts
And been to them a mender.
I think there’ll stand up near God s throne
A person bright and shining.
And on the blessings of our Loid
She’ll be forever dining
Most of the candidates in the recent Edenton
election, winners or losers, have expressed their
appreciation to the voters who cast their ballots ]
for them. Ep Debnam, too, who received one
write-in vote for Mayor, says he wants to thank
he person who voted for him. In fact, with that
much support it almost gives him the fever to
run for Mayor in the next election.
He couldn’t vote for men in Edenton s elec
io'n last week, but Congressman Herbert Bonner
was among those who congratulated me upon my
re-election as Councilman-at-large. Said Friend
Herbert: "Dear Buff: I naturally watch with in
terest the elections in our cities, counties and the
state and can appreciate your pride and satisfac
tion in the vote of confidence you have just re
ceived Should there be any time when either I
or my office can be of assistance to you or your
friends in your official capacity or otherwise, we
will be glad to cooperate.
After an election it’s usually customary for
seme voters to climb on the band wagon. For
instance after last week’s municipal election a
colored fellow made this remark: Well, I vot
ed for Mr. Haskett for Mayor, but I also voted
for Mr. Mitchener, for I always liked him, too.
Mayor John Mitchener has earned quite a rep
utation for being a big eater, and he is if some
of the meals I’ve eaten with him is any indica
tion. A couple members of the Methodist Mens
Club solicited John to buy a ticket to the pickled
herring breakfast at the Methodist Church Sat
urday morning. Bill Easterling saw John eating
at the breakfast held during the Edenton pilgrim
age and insisted that the Mayor buy two tickets
to the breakfast Saturday morning. Well, after
all, the Men’s Club is trying to make a profit by
sponsoring the breakfasts.
Even though he had no driver’s license, little
Buddv Phillips, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Madison Philli; +. decided he wanted to drive a
car Monday morning. His daddy left his car
parked in the yard and forgot to take out the ig
nition key. The youngster turned on the switch,
but didn’t drive very far, for the car rammed in
to the back porch of the Garrett house next door.
The porch was considerably damaged, but little
damage was done to the car. Buddy received a
bloody nose a.nd a black eye in the crash but be
cause” Madison left the key in the car, the young
ster didn't get his bottom spanked.
As the result of a brief note and a newspaper
clipping from. George J. Habit, I’m sort of itch
ing to make a trip to Chattanooga, Tenn. “This is
one of those places where the fish l*e so fast
that a fellow has to hide behind a tree to bait
up.” says George. “I saw these pictures and
thought of your fish tales. It’s like this every
day. The reason you people at home can't catch
fish in the creeks is because they’re all up here
in the lakes. Well, I’ll stop rubbing it in and go
catch a big mess of crappie.” The newspaper
clippings showed so many fish lined up that I’m
wondering if they don’t have a limit out there in
1 Tennessee. Anyhow, if the pictures are a sample
of the catches out there, here’s one who envies the
North Carolina is ieatured in the first state sec
tion of the international edition of the New York
Times! Published in Paris on April 28, the North
Carolina section has a circulation of over 30,000
.n Furope, North Africa and' the Middle East. It
carries the first overseas announcement of the In
ternational Trade Fair to be held in North Caro
lina this fall—the first international fair of this
scope ever produced by an American state. The
international North Carolina edition is 16 pages
in tabloid size. It contains much of the editorial
material contained in the North Carolina section
of the domestic edition of the New York Times
that was published March 5.
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. HAT 11. IMI.
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
merchandise was delivered by 1 a
horse and cart. However, with
business increasing, it was de
cided to sell groceries at whole
sale with stores throughout
Chowan County being the prin
cipal customers. The business
spread out, first across Albe
marle Sound in tne Mackeys
area, and gradually new terri
tory was added so that at pres
ent the concern sells merchan
dise in 11 counties of Northeast
ern North Carolina.
From the first delivery system
of a horse and cart, the firm now
has a fleet of five trucks to de
liver orders throughout their
Mrs. Georgia B. Holmes is j
president of the company, with
.Frank M. Holmes vice president
and William Holmes, secretary
The spacious building now oc
cupied provides ample office
space and plenty of warehouse
facilities. The owners are just
ly proud of the gradual success
of the business and invite their
iiiends and customers to visit
them in celebrating the 60th an
niversary. The concern is the
second oldest wholesale busi
ness in North Carolina.
Soybeans Is $2.30
Price Support For
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
production of this important oil
crop into the 1961 feed grain
program and to meet anticipated
Farmers should bear in mind
the fact that adequate storage
must be available to the farmer,
either on the farm or in a com
mercial warehouse, in order for
him to derive any benefit from
this price support program.
Farmers are cautioned to re
member the new requirement
that soybeans, to be eligible for
1961 support, must be grown on
farms where 1959-60 average
acreage of conserving and idle
land has bee nmaintained. This
requirement is designed to in
sure that increases in soybean
production will come from acre
age that has been used for crops
that are in abundant supply such
as wheat, cotton, corn, grain
sorghums and other feed crops
rather than from land now in
conserving uses or idle.
As in the past, soybeans will
be supported through farm and
warehouse-stored loans and pur-
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“Lord Jesus, Think on Me,”
|by Austin C. Lovelace.
I “God of Our Fathers,” arrang
ed by Carl F. Mueller.
“The Lord’s Prayer,” by B.
For this special program, the
Concord Choir will be accom
panied by Marvin E. Nalley, or
ganist. Mr. Nalley, a native of
Easley, South Carolina, is a sen
ior at the University of North
Carolina. In addition to his
studies at the University he
serves as minister of music at
the United Congregational Chris
tian Church of Chapel Hill. Mr.
Nalley’s primary interest as a
musician is in composition. He
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of his composition# have been
performed by various groups.
Some of his compositions also
have been perform® and well
received outside tlijt University.
In addition to accompanying the
choir, Mr. Nalley mil play sev
eral organ solos.
The public is cordially invit
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the Edenton Baptist Church in j
this special worship service.
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James Hinton Holmes died at
his homo on East Water Street
following a stroke of paralysis
which occurred 36 hours before
With Chowan County's proper
ty revaluation completed. Coun
ty Commissioners were hopeful
that the tax rate could bo re
duced from $1.13 per hundred
dollar valuation. The new val
uation was boosted about $700,-
000. from $6,827,803 to $7,527,803.
Mrs. W. D. Pruden was elfct-"
ad president of the Edenton
A meeting was called in the
Municipal Building io discuss
the poesibiUties of playing soft
ball during the summer. 1
Misses Margaret and Mary
Griffin, daughters of Mr, and
Mrs. Lloyd E. Griffin, left for
Wilmington to participate in the
Stale Music Club Convention.
John Byrum. William Ceylon.
Trot Leary and Frank Lassiter
played in the opening game with
Tar boro in the Coastal Plain