Writing at its best is a lonely,
heartbreaking and nerve-wrack
ing business. There axe times
when one can hardly find the
courage to go on, when one
needs inspiration and encourage- j
There is a saying, though, that
a writer is a person who doesn’t
the sense to know when he
i$ licked. But nevertheless, a
Writer is a human being, with
alj the weaknesses of human
beings, and a prey to all the
discouragements of his craft,
which are many.
&> offset some of this dis
couragement, and, in a small
way perhaps, to encourage flag
ging spirits among this commun
ity’s amateur and would-be writ
ers, including myself, it has oc
currW to me that an organiza-j
tion of such persons, strictly in
the novice class, would fill this
need for mutual inspirational
Within the framework of such
an organization ideas would be
discussed, writing problems at
tacked, techniques examined and
studied, and text books on writ
ing read and analyzed. And, of
Pleased With Meeting
Held At Camp Leach
Forty members of Episcopal
Churchwomen representing par
ishes throughout the Diocese of
East Carolina will not soon for
get the happy experiences and
accomplishments in Bible study
and Christian fellowship that
was theirs in the Retreat held
at Camp Leach June 9-11.
Camp Leach is more than just'
an ordinary beautiful place on,
the banks of a river. It is aj
plot of some twenty odd acres;
*>f land sltuaf&L on thi* north j
banks of the Pamlico River ini
Beaufort County that is owned
by the Diocese of East Carolina
of the Episcopal Church, and it j
has been set apart by them and j
dedicated for Bible study, Chris-1
tian education, recreation and |
fellowship. It is under the able
managership of Ralph Greene of
Washington and a most capable
staff. The food, comfort and
pleasant atmosphere they served
and generated added greatly to
the success of the Retreat.
The leadership of spiritual
values obtained in Bible study, j
ra j s
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course, much writing would be
accomplished. It is assumed
that members will be writers of
sorts, amateurs and would-be
writers with a keen interest in
| writing and a desire to do some
thing constructive about it.
There are, I’m sure, within
this town of Edenton, many per
sons who have the urge to write,
and also the latent ability, to
achieve a modicum of success,
: if only they were properly en
couraged. I know from personal
experience what a lift one re
; ceivos merely by discussing some
phase of the writer’s problems
with some other person mutually
inclined. I have written many
stories that would never have
been written had not such a dis
cussion taken place.
There is no greater satisfac
tion to me, and I’m sure it would
' be to many others, than to see
!my ideas take form on paper,
| see my characters come to life,
! and with words possibly sway
■ the emotions and imagination of
others. We can’t all be Heming
-1 ways, and the chances of writ
ing a best-seller almost nil, but
1 we can at least try —and in so
meditation and discussions was
again under the guidance of the
much beloved Gordons, Mrs.
William Gordon and daughter,
Almeria of Spray. Over and
over again through the teach
ings of St. John and letters of
St. Paul they led the thinking
and conviction that as people wo
are not born or put in this world
as worthless beings. We are to
live for Him, love, serve and
worship Him—that life is more[
I than learning, more than money,,
more than riches, one soul is
i more priceless than any gems of
| stone. Perhaps, you do not
I know your value, but God does.
| The Rev. John Drake, St.
I Paul’s Greenville, was chaplain
for the Retreat. His messages
were most timely and provoca
! live of thought and study.
The president, Mrs. Heman
! Clark, presided at a board meet
i ing, at which time matters were
discussed relevant to the fall
convocations, adult conference at 1
Kanuga and the triennial meet
ing in Detroit. The Wilmington
convocation will meet October
17 at Morehead City, with Mrs.
! Will Stroud of Goldsboro presid
I The Edenton convocation will
I meet October 18 in Hertford
I with Mrs. McDonald Dixon pre
siding. Mrs. Dixon invited the
' board to be her guest at dinner
in her home the evening of Oc
Indications were that both the
adult conference in Kanuga July
2nd to 13th and the general con
vention in Detroit September
17th to 29th will be attended by
many women of East Carolina
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trying attain, even if only in a|
small way, a very satisfying
sense of achievement.
if you are one of these persons
who have been fatally bitten by
the writing bug, or have, even
minutely, a smear of printer’s
ink on your fingers, and need
•the association and inspiration of i
persons with the same ambitions, i
it is for you this is written . . . j
This preamble is, then, lead- 1
ing up to this: It is my 'o'?; |
lief that there are enough ama-l
teur writers and persons keenly |
interested in the subject here in
Edenton to justify the creation!
of an organization of such per- j
sons, for the mutual benefit and
advantage of all concerned. l
That, at the present, is just an
idea, a brainstorm which I am
oassing on to you. For it to be- 1
come more than an idea, it will
require a response that justi
fies action. '
What do you think about it?
Let me hear from anyone inter
ested; if enough respond, it is
quite possible that something!
embodying the foregoing ideal
can be worked out. i
Woodrow Wilson Dies
After Short Illness
Woodrow E. Wilson, 48, died
at 2:15 o’clock Wednesday morn-j
ing of last week in Chowan Hos-|
pital after an illness of two
weeks. A native of Chowan I
County, he was a son of Ray
and Daisy Briggs Wilson.
Surviving are three brothers,
Raleigh M. Wilson, Hubert R.
! Wilson of South Norfolk and
, Harry B. Wilson of Norfolk; two
sisters, Mrs. Dennie Malsbury of
Elizabeth City and Mrs. Daisy,
Blount of Richmond.
He was a member of Rocky
Hock Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at
Williford Funeral Home Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o’clock. The
Rev. Thurman Allred, pastor of,
the Rocky Hock Church, officiat
ed and burial was in the family
cemetery in the Rocky Hock
i Pallbearers were Everet Wil
son, Ellie Bunch, Cecil Harrell
Palmer Tynch, Spurgeon Tynch,
Jr., and Edward Bunch.
, ATTENDS MUSIC WORKSHOP
Thirty-two men and women,
all but two of whom are teach
ers in North Carolina public
schools, participated in a work
shop in elementary music edu
cation at East Carolina College,
which ended Friday,
i Attending the workshop was
, Betsy Hardison, first grade
, teacher in the Edenton Ele
RECORD WHEAT CROP
I Wheat production for North
Carolina is estimated at a rec-
I ord 10,400,000 bushels—3l per
1 cent above the 7,966,000 bushels
1 produced in 1960 and is 10 per
i cent above the previous record
1959 crop,, according to the N. C.
Crop Reporting Service. This
year’s acreage to be harvested
for grain is estimated at 400,000
compared with 339,000 acres in
1960 and the record 404,000 har
vested in 1959.
August-Dec ember farm turkey
prices are expected to average
20-21 cents, compared with 25.3
cents for the same period of
1960, predicts Dr. William R.
Henry of North Carolina State
Dr. Henry is one of four top
college poultry economists who
make up the National Poultry
Survey Committee. Work of the
committee is sponsored by the
American Feed Manufacturers’
Association, the Poultry and -Egg
Board and the National Turkey
!U. S. farm broiler prices in
the first half of 1962 would be
1 15 cents or higher if placements
continue no more than 4-6 per
cent above year-earlier levels,
says Dr. Henry.
“But unsatisfactory industry
returns can be expected if place
ments return to levels well
above this 4-6 per cent rate of
increase,” he warns.
U. S. farm egg prices are ex-
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2-3 cents below the same pe-1
riod of 1.961, The number of j
layers on farms January 1,1962, j
is expected to be about 2 pe. j
cent above year-earlier levels.
The Joseph Hall family of
Edenton is making extensive
travel plans for this summer.
They will travel to New York •
to attend the United Worshipers j
Assembly of Jehovah’s Witness
es at Yankee Stadium June
In addition to the Hall fami
ly there will be 19 others of the :
local congregation of Jehovah’s
Witnesses who will be attending
the New York Convention.
This will be the first of a
series of 13 such gatherings to i
be held by the Witnesses
throughout Europe and North
ihe highlight of the assem
bly program will be the public
Bible lecture “When All Nations I
rr n ji„ Under God’s Kingdom.’’
It will be delivered by N. H.
Knorr, president of the Watch
tower Boric tv.
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Six girls from the Edenton !
Baptist Church left Monday to
attend the Intermediate GA
Camp being held at Murfrces-j
boro this week.
The group includes Gayle
Oliver, Pat Byrum, Sharlie Fair
j cloth, Elaine Parks, Hazel Har-
I i ison and Miriam Willis.
HOW TO HAVE MORE FUN
Bored? Don’t know what to
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how you can plan your leisure
to make your week-ends and
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your family. Be sure to read
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Sandy Davis celebrated his!
10th birthday Saturday after-1
noon. For entertainment the'
guests enjoyed a number of
games and refreshments consist
ing of birthday cake and ice
cream were served.
Those attending were Emmett
Wood, Billy Dail, Jr., Joe Bunch,
Ronnie Dunlow, Terry Pike,
Gaiy Swanner, Sharon Dunlow,
Rudy Tolley, Cino Colombo and
Dr. and Mrs. Richard N. Hines
of Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., an
nounce the birth of a daugh
ter, Margaret Coleman Hines,;
on June 17, 1961. Mrs. Hines;
; s the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Ruffin of Greenville, N. C.
Dr. Hines is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard N. Hines of Eden
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County Os Chowan, N. C.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN* that a special election will be held in the Conn
tv of Chowan, Xorlh Carolina, on July 11, 1961, for the purpose of submitting to the
qualified voters of said County the question whether they shall approve or dis
approve ( 1 ) the indebtedness to be incurred by the issuance of bonds of said County
of the maximum principal amount of $28°.000 to finance the cost of reconstructing,
enlarging and altering the existing building used for the Chowan County High School
and the existing building used for the Edenton High School, including installation of
proper drainage facilities and covered walkways, and the erection of an addition to the
building used for the John A. Holmes High School, and (2) the levy of a tax for
the payment of such bonds, and (3) the bond order entitled “Bond Order a”'hori •
ing the issuance of $289,000 School Bonds of the County of Chowan” adopted by the
Board of Commissioners on May 16, 1961, to authorize the issuance of said bonds and
Ihe levy of such tax.
The ballots to be used at said election shall contain the words “For the bond or
der authorizing $289,000 bonds to finance the reconstruction, enlargement and altera
tion of the existing building used for the C unvan County High School and the exist
ing building used for the Edenton High School, including installation of proper drain
age facilities and covered walkways, and the erection of an addition to the building
used for the John A. Holmes High School, and a tax therefor” and the words ' Against
the bond order authorizing $289,000 bonds to finance the reconstruction, enlargement
and alteration of the existing building use i for the Chowan ( ounty High School and
the existing building used for the Edenton High School, including installation of prop
er drainage facilities and covered walkwavs, and the erection of an addition to the
building Used foi the John A. Holmes High School, and a tax therefor”, with square
opposite the affirmative and negative forms in one of which squares the voter may
mark lX) to indicate his choice.
In the event that a majority of those qualified voters voting shall vote to approve
the incurring of such indebtedness and the levy of such tax. said bonds shall be issued
and a tax shall be levied for the payment of such bonds.
The polling place which has been designated for each polling precinct and the per
sons who have been appointed to act as Registrar and Judges of Election in each sin h
precinct are as follows:
EAST EDEXTOX PRECIXCT: Mrs. William Stokelv. Registrar: Judges of Elei
tion. Mrs. Emma Bunch and Mrs. J. M Thorud. Polling place. Court House.
WEST EDEXTOX PRECIXCT: Mrs. George C Hoskins Registrar; Judges of
Election. Mrs. J. A. Curran and Mrs. S. Francis Hicks. Polling place. Municipal
ROCKY HOCK PRECIXCT: Mr. Alphonso Spivey. Registrar: Judges of Election.
Mr. Ervin Bunch and Mr. W. H. Saunder-. Polling place. Henry Bunch's Store.
WARDVILLE PRECIXCT: Mr. T. A Berryman. Registrar; Judges of Election.
Mr. H. R. Peele and Mr. Jennings Bunch, Polling place, Herbert Peek’s Store.
YEOPIM PRECIXCT: Mr. T. J. Hoskins. Sr.. Registrar; Judges of Election. Mr.
J. A. Webb, Jr., and Mr. Harry Perry. Polling place. Harry Perry’s Store.
CEXTER HILL PRECIXCT: Mr. Ralph Goodwin, Registrar: Judges of Election.
Mr. Norman C. Hollowed and Mr. Louis Monds. Polling place, Ross Bunch’s Store.
The polls for the election will open at the hour of 6:30 o’clock. A. M„ and will
close at the hour of 6:30 o’clock, P. M.. Eastern Standard The election will
be held at the same polling places at which the last election was held in Chowan Coun
ty for the election of members of the General Assembly.
The registration books shall be opened for the registration of voters at 9:00 o’clock
A. M., on Saturday, June 17. 1961. and shall be closed at sunset on Saturday. July 1,
1961. On each day (Sundays excepted) during such period, the Registrar for each
election precinct in the County will keep his book open between the hours of 9:00
o’clock, A. M., and sunset for the registration of voters in such election precinct. On
each Saturday during such period each Registrar will attend at the polling place in
his election precinct between the hours of 9:00 o’clock, A. M., and sunset for the
registration of voters.
By order of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Chowan.
Dated June 5, 1961.
L. S. BYRUM,
Chairman Chowan County
Board of Elections. ,
Edenton, North Carolina
Thursday, June 22,1961
Deliver In Person
“Won’t you give a shilling to |
the Lord?” said a Salvation j
Army girl to an aged Scots
“How auld are ye, Lassie?” he
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physician twNKpf |
301 S. Broad Street Edenton, N. C.
I inquired of her.
I “Ah, weel, I’m past 75. I’ll
;be seein’ ’im afore you, so I’ll
hand it to im myself.”