P Chowan Herald
every Thursday by The Chowan
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eet. Edenton. North Carolina.
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C THURSDAY. JUNE 15, 1961.
ft* Tlwt~for today
j Let me not, I pray you, give flattering titles
unto man. —Job 32:22.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the
giver; and adulation is not of more service to
the people than to kings.—Burke.
Let the words of my mouth and the medita
tion of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O
Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
Becoming More Friendly
Many projects have been carried out in
Edenton but one of the most worthwhile is
one announced this week whereby a program
has been inaugurated to welcome newcomers
to Edenton. The program, known as City-
Hostess Service, is being conducted by Mrs.
J D. Elliott, who fittingly is called City
It is the purpose of Mrs. hdliott to call
upon all newcomers who come to this com
munity in order to welcome them to Edenton.
Aside from her affable disposition in greeting
newcomers, she will present a booklet en
titled ‘‘Welcome. Newcomers to Edenton,
North Carolina.” Aside from cordial greet
ings on the cover of the booklet, a greeting
is included from Mayor John Mitchener;
Bruce Jones, president of the Edenton Cham
ber of Commerce and Governor Terry San
Pertinent information for a newcomer is
contained in the booklet including names of
various merchants, schools, churches, civic
clubs and other groups which may be of in
terest to those who have not had time to be
come acquainted with the community.
The first impressions of a community are
usually more lasting and if this hostess service
is continued there is little doubt but that its
effect will be greatly felt. Edenton has long
had the reputation for being a friendly town,
and with this latest program properly carried
out this reputation will without doubt be
Menace Os The Child Molester
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover writes:
“With the arrival 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 child molester.
“Courts and parole and probation authori
ties must constantly consider that in dealing
with the inhuman sex offender they are gamb
ling his ‘welfare’ and rehabilitation’ against
the life of a child snuffed out in unspeakable
agony. The slakes are so high, the innocent
lives so precious that they demand a realistic,
conscientious, deliberate appraisal of each
and every sex deviate’s bid for freedom.”
Until A Sale Is Made
An advertisement of the Oregon Newspaper
Publishers Association carries this heading:
“Nothing Until A Sale Is Made.”
The text adds, “But when sales are made,
things happen. America lives, breathes, cre
ates. There is accomplishment, pride. There
“Where are most sales made: In ads, of
course. Ads that tell you what you want to
kl}ow, about what you want to buy. Ads that
guide you in fulfilling needs and wants. Ads
that stimulate competition, help keep prices
down. Ads that keep America rolling ahead."
These statements come close to being tru
isms. And they underline two facts of im
portance to everyone. In our kind of econo
my, advertising is a basic essential. Through
their ads producers and sellers of a thousand
and one kinds of goods and services compete
for public favor—and. if they are to be suc
cessful, they must back up their statements
by trying to give the best possible quality for
Secondly, the Association’s statement points
ijp the role of retailing in this country. All
the productive facilities on earth would be
useless if there were no comparable mecha
nism for moving the products into the hands
of the people who want and use them. Mass
distribution, pioneered long ago by the chains
alid subsequently adopted by other kinds of
retailers, is the full and equal partner of
Yes—nothing happens until a sale is made.
' ' '
Giving until it hurts sometimes applies to
the recipient, too.
'Wisdom comes to individuals in broken
4oses and few human beings have much of it.
I Ueard & Seen
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Next Sunday, June 18, will be Father’s
Day and if the old man forks up a little jack,
he might be remembered with a necktie or
pair of socks. Anyway, the Rev. Walter E.
Isenhour of Taylorsville, N. C., sent me the
following Father’s Day Poem:
PAY A TRIBUTE TO YOUR FATHER
Pay a tribute to your father
I>y some kind and helpful deed
That may bless him in his spirit
And supply a heartfelt need;
That may make him feel quite happy,
Whether he be young or old,
For to him you may be giving
Something better far than gold.
Pay a tribute to your father
From your heart of love and grace,
That may banish gloom and sadness
And bring sunshine to his face;
That may help him feel he’s wanted,
. Even cherished in your heatt;
That his life to you is precious
And more beautiful than art.
Pay a tribute to your father
Lest tomorrow be too late;
Though you have some good intentions
You’ll bestow some future date;
For today he’s living with you
Or is somewhere in the land.
But the Lord may call him shortly
Where the blessed angels stand.
Sam Ragan of the Raleigh News and Ob
server had the following to say in his weekly
column in Sunday’s edition:
“There was a revolution in Edenton last
week and it all but went unnoticed, a situation
quite in contrast to that which occurred last
year when a mass meeting almost became a
battle royal. We refer to the re-locating of
the Confederate monument from the Court
House Green to the foot of Broad Street. It
was a project backed by the Woman’s Club,
but it met with violent opposition last year.
Time has away of healing, however, and
sometime it may apply to the Civil War.
And speaking about the Confederate monu- j
ment, it was really surprising how many tele-j
phone calls my daughter had relative to her |
letter which appeared in last week’s Herald. l
She was highly complimented for the expres
sion of her opinions. As the result of her
letter, another letter to the editor appears this
week in an adjoining column regarding the I
proposal to plant sycamore trees on the Court I
House Green. It was written by Mrs. Annej
Wood, and I go along with her as well as my l
daughter so far as planting sycamore trees isj
concerned. The reason and a stomped j
down good one—is that there is a sycamore
tree between my house and my next door
neighbor. Despite the advice of an expert,
that one next to my house is nothing but a
nuisance and if sycamores are planted on the
Court House Green, another bigger nuisance
will undoubtedly materialize. Not only the
bark and balls fall on the ground, but when
the leaves shed, it doesn’t take very many of
them to cover up the whole side of my yard,
so that it is more than an every day job to
keep the yard anywhere near cleaned up.
Yep, I’ve gone along with the women in their
beautification plan, but here’s one who balks
on planting sycamore trees if they are to oe
planted for beauty’s sake—unless the women
want a clean-up crew on duty practically all
of the time.
Wanna discover if you’re getting old? Well,
just try playing a couple games of bowling.
That's exactly what I did at Atlantic Beach
over the week-end and until now I can feel a
few sore spots in my leg muscles. Time was
when an evening of bowling had little more
effect than pushing a pencil to write this
column. But alas and alack, those days are
gone. Expect I’ll have to resort to playing
checkers—that’s not quite as strenuous.
And speaking about Atlantic Beach, it was
rather amusing to watch many fishermen on
the various piers all diked out in fishing para
phernalia and using expensive fishing gear.
Many of ’em had large ice boxes in which to
put the fish they caught. And to be frank
about it, most of the fish that I saw caught
were not so many times larger than the aver
age bait we use around here to lure bass and
speckled perch. Anyway, all of ’em appar
ently had a lot of fun and that’s why they
There’s three birth announcements in this
week’s Herald, but none of ’em will help to
increase Edenton’s population, for while the
mammas and papas are former Edentonians.
the babies were born as far away as Massa
chusetts. There’s Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Nor
wood, who are the parents of a son in Bur
lington. Mrs. Norwood is the former Miss
Essie Cofield, who did newspaper work in
THE CHOWAK HERALD. EPERTOW. WORTH CMtOtMh. THURBPAT. Jplfg 18. 1981.
Edenton before going to Bur- .
lington. Then there’s Capt. j
and Mrs. W. O. Speight, who
are the parents of a daughter,
born in Massachusetts. W. O.
is an Edenton boy. At Ra- :
leigh Mr. and Mrs. George
Anderson had a daughter add
ed to their family. Mrs. An
derson is the former Miss
Frances Collins. The thing 1
about it is that while Eden
ton’s population has not in
creased, neither has my sup
ply of cigars been replenished.
Game Protector Bob Evans
reports that 180.000 large
mouth black bass fingerlings
have been released in the
northeastern section of North
Carolina. Looks as though
there might be some good bass I
fishing within the next fewj
years. But just the same Bob
will be around to see that not
too many are caught and that
they will be large enough, too.
Captain Buddy Cannady of
Wanchese, a former Edenton
boy, wrote me to the effect
that he took George Twiddy
and a few friends fishing half
a day at Oregon Inlet on his
boat MEL-O-DEE. Buddy
says the group caught 70 nice
size bluefish and threw about
30 back in the water due to
size. And Buddy says on Sat
urday he took a party from,
Richmond and during the day
425 bluefish were caught.
Buddy must know where the
blues hang out.
Editor of The Chowan Herald:
May I express myself as com
pletely in agreement with Miss
Dorothy Bufflap in her senti
ments apropro the moving of
the Confederate Monument and
the planting of sycamore trees j
on the green?
The sycamore is suffering at
present from a debilitating sick
ness that causes it to drop its
foliage shortly after it comes in
to leaf. I noticed in traveling
through North Carolina that
many have been stricken, and
one or two sycamores in the en
virons of Edenton suffers from
Even if one likes sycamore, |
this present disability may give
pause in using them to adorn'
the -green. But I suppose this
choice, as others, is in the hands
of the Woman’s Club.
ANNE K. WOOD
It's A System
Mother Ethel, your hair is
all messed up. Did that young
man kiss you against ym*»“willT”,
thSSrte^°d.” mother ’ ■ hut ' he ,
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BPW Club will
meet at the cottage of Mr. and
Mrs. Percy Smith on Chowan
River Wednesday evening, June
21, at 6 o'clock.
Edenton's spring fishing con
test is now in progress and will
continue through June 17th.
The month of June has been
proclaimed "Dairy Month" in
Edenton by Mayor John A.
Edenton Roiarians will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1
o'clock in the Parish House.
Chdwan Tribe of Red Men
will meet Monday night at 8
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,
I beginning at 9 o'clock.
. Varsity Club Leads
In Softball League
Edenton’s Softball League is
now in operation with the Var
sity Club leading the league as
of Tuesday of this week. The
Red Men and P & Q are tied
for second place, while the Jay
cees are occupying the cellar
position, although only two
games have been played.
Standing of Clubs
W. L. Pet.
Varsity 2 0 1.000
Red Men 11 .500
P & Q 11 .500
Jaycees 0 2 .000
YEOPIM CLUB MEETS
The Yeopim Home Demonstra
tion Club met Thursday night,
I June 1, at the home of Miss
Sara Margaret Harrell. The
meeting was called to order
with the members singing
"Sweet and Low,” after which
a devotional period was con
ducted by Miss Harrell.
Miss Pauline Calloway ran a
film on salads, which was thor
oughly enjoyed by everyone. A
discussion was held on the mak
ing of salads. The different
types of greens that could be
j used besides lettuce. How to
prepare vegetables for a salad
to get best results. The many
types of salads that can be
made. Two being vegetable
salads and fruit salads. A salad
is also a good low calorie dish.
There were also two leader
reports read. Elizabeth Ann
Parrish gave a report on freez
ing pecans. Kathryn Speight
also gave a report.
The club collect was repeated
in unison by all the members,
I after which the meeting was
adjourned- There were 13 mem
bers present. Delicious refresh
ments were served.
■* And Hatch It
| Two small boys were out
; hunting in j the woods and one
What the eye sees not, the
heart rues not.
—John Hey wood.
Let’s bring the
U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA HOME!
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A Great Ship is Ours for the Saving!
THE U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA, a great battleship named for the
State of North Carolina, is scheduled to be demolished for scrap July 1,
1961, unless $250,000 can be raised to establish the historic vessel as a
permanent educational exhibit and memorial. A special commission has;
been appointed by the Governor of North Carolina, in accordance with
an act of the General Assembly, to acquire and maintain the ship as a
memorial to the men and women of all branches of the U s S. armed forces
who served during World War 11.
RECORD— THE U.S.S. NORTH CARO
LINA, at the time of her commissioning
on April 9, 1941, and for many years
thereafter, was the greatest sea weapon
every built by the United States. Her bat
tle record included participation in every
major offensive naval engagement in the
Pacific during World War 11. Beginning
■with battle support to the Guadalcanal
landings and continuing through the
Third Fleet operations against Japan, the
mighty “Showboat” earned 12 battle stars.
SITE —The Battleship Memorial will be
located on a 36-acre tract on the west bank
of the Cape Fear River near five well-trav
eled U. S. highways at Wilmington, North
Carolina-. Aside from its inspirational, his
toric and educational values, the U.S.S.
NORTH CAROLINA BATTLESHIP ME
MORIAL will be self-supporting through
modest admission charges and is expected
to become one of America’s major travel
GOAL — A minimum of $250,000 is needed
to assure the preservation of the NORTH
CAROLINA, in addition to the site, which
is being purchased by the citizens of
Wilmington and New Hanover County for
$30,000 and transferred without cost to
the State of. North Carolina. A breakdown
of the $250,000 minimum required is: tow
ing $50,000; site preparation $100,000; and
conditioning the ship for display SIOO,OOO.
FUND ORGANIZATION— Each county in
North Carolina is represented by an Ad
miral of the Fleet appointed by the Gov
ernor to work with the Governor’s Office
and the U.S.S. Nyrth Carolina Battleship
SCHOOLS—Special Admission tickets to
the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Me
morial will be given to students in elemen
tary and high schools where each member
of the student body gives, or has given
Firemen Answer 61
Calls In Past Year
Fire Chief W. J. Yates re
ports that for the 12 months
period June 1, 1960 to May 31,
1961, Edenton firemen were call
ed out 61 times. Os this num
ber 34 were for fires in Eden
ton and 27 out of town.
For the Edenton fires the fire
men were out 38 hours and 15
minutes and 32 hours and 24
minutes out of town. They
were on the air six minutes and
55 seconds in Edenton and six
minutes and 25 seconds out of
The Edenton fires required 72
miles of traveling and 592 miles
out of town. In Edenton 9,100
feet of hose were laid and 10,-
250 feet out of town. Ladders
were raised 140 feet in Edenton
and 226 feet out of town.
In Edenton 577. volunteers re- j
sponded and 550 out of town.
Property involved in Edenton
was estimated at $735,350 and
$198,450 out of town. Damage
in town was estimated at sl2l,- j
200 and $f3,956 out of town. In- I
surance in town was placed at
$478,500 and $77,700 out of town.
During the year the firemen
held 14 fire drills, answered 41
still alarms, refilled 27 fire ex
tinguishers, painted 111 fire hy
drants, worked 115 hours on
Christmas toys and made a mu- J
tual aid call at a Perrytown
FATHER'S DAY PROGRAM
AT PROVIDENCE CHURCH
A special Father’s Day pro
gram will be held at Providence
Baptist Church Sunday after
noon, June 18, at 3 o’clock.
The program is sponsored
jointly by the boards of the.
church and the public is cordi- [
ally invited. I
TRY A HERALD CLASSIFIED AD
for him, as much as lOd to the Battleship
Fund. Special ticket offers will terminate
at the end of the drive for funds, and apply
only to those schools where as much as
10e is received from every member of the
student body registered for the 1960-61
school year. This student ticket plan has.
been approved on local option basis by
Governor of North Carolina, State Super
intendent of Public Instruction, and Presi
dent of North Carolina Congress of Par
ents and Teachers.
HOW TO BE AN ADMIRAL— The Gover
nor of North Carolina will present com
missions in the North Carolina Navy for
rank of Admiral to each person who con
tributes as much as SIOO, or to each person
who raises as much as SSOO for the Battle-"
ship Fund. This includes certificate for*
framing, as well as wallet card covering
lifetime free admission.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE— Gifts to th<L U.S.S.
North Carolina Fund are fully tax deduc
tible by rulings of the Federal and North
Carolina revenue officials.
• U.S.S. NPRTH CAROLINA
I BATTLESHIP COMMISSION
J GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
• RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
• Enclosed is my contribution to the Battle
• ship Fund SIOO Admiral in North
J Carolina Navy $5 or more free ad
• mission tickets Special student tick
• ets 10# each for every student in school. •
J $— —Enclosed,
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: CITY ESTATE.
Completes Course J
Graham Farless has just suc
cessfully completed an Interna
tional Correspondence School
course on practical electricity.
The course since 1958 has been
sponsored by the Electric &
Water Department, which pays
half the cost, in order to provide
more efficient employees,—
(Photo by J. P. Ricks, Jr.)
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to convey to our
friends and neighbors our heart
felt thanks and appreciation for
the many deeds of kindness and
expressions of sympathy during
the death of our son and bro
ther, Luther Keeter.
, P Mr. and Mrs. J W. Keeter