KNOW YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY
John T. Grooms, representative of the Social Security
adMtntttriilnn. U in Edenton every Thursday at the North
Carolina Employment Security Commission office In the
Citizens Bank Building.
A disability can be a tragic
thing to anyone. To the young
man with a family this is par
ticularly true. In this hectic
day and time, disabilities occur
more frequently than many of us
realize. Regardless of our sit
uation in life, we are all sub
ject to serious disease or in
To help soften the impact of
such an unfortunate event, Con
gress strengthened the Social
Security Law in September, 1960
by elimnating the requirement 1
that a disabled person must be
fifty years of age or older to
qualify for monthly payments.,
No change was made in the defi-1
nition of disability. Payments to |
disabled persons under the age
of fifty were first payable for!
the month of November. 1960. j
Today, John T. Grooms, Field!
Representative, Norfolk, Virginia j
Social Security District Office,!
stated that probably not all peo-j
pie who could qualify for these!
payments have filed applications, j
He encourages any reader who:
may be eligible, to write to his j
office and request information.
If a person becomes disabled \
now before he is sixty-five and!
has at least five years of work|
under the Social Security Law j
during the ten-year period end-'
ing with the date he stopped!
working because of the disabili-;
ty, he may qualify for a month
ly check. If a worker can qual- j
ify for a payment, the Admini- ‘
Mrs. W. Miller Dies
At Daughter’s Home
Mrs. W. C. Miller. 92. one of
Chowan County’s oldest resi
dents, died Thursday afternoon
of last week at 1:35 o’clock at
the home of her daughter, Mrs.
J. Frank White, Sr., on West
Eden Street. Mrs. Miller was a
native of Bertie County and had
been in declining health over a
year. She was a daughter of
the late Samuel M. Pearce and
Surviving are three sons, Ned
Miller. Woodie Miller and Char
lie Miller, all of Washington.
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stration may also pay any of his
children under eighteen, and any
of his unmarried children past
eighteen if they became disabled
before their eighteenth birthday.
His wife may qualify for a
check if she is sixty-two years
of age or has an eligible child
in her care.
Mr. Grooms pointed out that
the disability must be one that
is severe and one that will be
expected to last for a long time.
In the words of the law, the
disability must be so severe that
a person cannot be gainfully
employed in any occupation.
The worker must be disabled for
six full months to qualify.
Disability protection under so
cial security if a fairly recent
innovation. Congress realized
that in the early days of such
a program there would be many
people who were disabled for
years before the legislation was
passed. To provide all of those
“long time” disabled people an
opportunity to file a valid ap
plication, the law permits them
to file any time before July 1,
1961, regardless of the time they
became disabled. However, af
ter June, 1961, to qualify for
disability protection the work
requirements must be met with
in the eighteen months just be
fore the application is filed. Be
cause of this provision, any
person who has been disabled
a long time should be sure to
contact the Social Security Ad
ministration before July, 1961.
N. C.: three daughters, Miss
Ruby Miller of Raleigh, Mrs. S.
M. Hickman of Newport News
and Mrs. J. Frank White of
Edenton; 36 grandchildren, 39
great grandchildren and two
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Washington.
The body was conveyed to the
Paul Funeral Home in Washing
ton, whore funeral services were
held Sunday afternoon at 3
o’clock. Burial was in Oak Dale
Cemetery in Washington.
Injustice has not a tithe of
jt he power of justice.
—Mary Baker Eddy.
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EBtNTON. NORTH CAROLINA, THPNEPAT. JUNE tt 1961.
PREACHES AT REVIVAL
Terry Jones preached a youth
revival last week-end near Lum
berton, N. C., for his former
pastor, the Rev. L. C. Chandler.
Injustice is impiety.
Minutes 01 Hoard j
Of Public Work*)
Edenton, N. C.
June 6, 1961.
The Board of Public Works
met this day in regular session
at the Freemason Street Plant
Office with the following mem
bers present: Thomas C. By
rum, Chairman, Jesse L. Har
rell, Ralph E. Parrish, J. H. Con
ger, Jr., and James P. Ricks,
The minutes of the regular
meeting of May 3, 1961, and spe
cial meeting of May 9, 1961 were
read and approved. The spe
cial meeting of May 9th was a
joint meeting with members of
the Town Council at which time
members of both Boards were
On motion by Ralph E. Par
rish, seconded by J. H. Conger,
Jr., and carried, Thomas C. By
rum was elected temporary 1
chairman. On motion by J. H.
Conger, Jr., seconded by James
P. Ricks, Jr., and carried. Ralph
E. Parrish was elected tempor
On motion by Ralph E. Par
rish, seconded by J. H. Conger,
Jr., and unanimously carried,
Thomas C. Byrum is elected to
be Chairman of the Board of
Public Works. On motion by
J. H. Conger, Jr., seconded by
James P. Ricks, Jr., and unani
mously carried, Jesse L. Harrell
is elected Vice Chairman. On
motion by Jesse L. Harrell, sec
onded by James P. Ricks, Jr.,
and unanimously carried, Ralph
E. Parrish is elected Secretary
to the Board.
Chairman Byrum made the
following special appointments:
PAID ADVERTISEMENT '
A LETTER TO THE
TAXPAYERS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Edenton, X. C.
June 26, 1961. (
We wish to call to your attention a special election which has been called in Cho- |
wan County to be held on July 11th to approve or disapprove the issuance of bonds
to the extent of $289,000.00 to be used for school construction.
According to the public notice, $89,000.00 will be allotted to Chowan High School,
and $200,000.00 to the Edenton High School (colored) and John A. Holmes High
School (white). We, a committee of taxpayers, seriously question the need for these
funds at this time. First, let us consider Chowan High School. We understand these
funds are to be used for a new cafeteria and a new auditorium. Why this sudden
need? We understand that there has been very little increase in enrollment for the (
past several years. There may be two or three occasions during the year that the
auditorium will not accommodate quite all the people who seek admission, but we
have heard no demand that huge sums be spent to build a new and larger one. In (
reference to the cafeteria—we know that the children are fed in shifts, but isn’t that
desirable regardless of the size of the cafeteria? Sociologists recommend that pri
mary. elementary and high school age groups be kept separated. For current expendi- (
ture of any funds at Chowan High School, we would look with favor on building a
covered walk-way leading from the main building to the present cafeteria. As to the
other projects, we say NO. There is a feeling abroad that Chowan High School will
soon be consolidated with the John A. Holmes High School, and leave the primary
and elementary grades at the present location. To substantiate this statement we
quote from the News and Observer of June 24th: “The State Board of Education
will therefore take a close look at local plans for the use of the funds (the One Hun
dred and Six Million Dollar new school appropriation) . . . that progress in High
School consolidation must be accomplished where this is needed”, You, the taxpayers,
know who will determine whether it is needed and desirable.
As to the expenditures at John A. Holmes High School, we cannot honestly com
, ment, because we do not know in detail what is planned, but it seems to us that the
beautiful high school plant that has been so recently completed has deteriorated very
Now we come to discuss the needs of the Edenton High School. We understand
the plan is to increase the facilities for teaching Science, Home Economics and Indus
, trial Arts. Our Committee approves of this and will do what we can to see that in
struction and training in these fields are the best we can reasonably obtain. To do
this will require money, but we do not know how much. A suggested source will
We have given some reasons why we are opposed to the Bond Issue, but the prin
cipal reason is increased taxes. In the June 22nd issue of The Chowan Herald the
* County Commissioners had published a copy of the Budget for 1961-62 which show
ed an increase in the Town tax rate of 22c or 20%, and the County tax rate of 32c,
or 29%. The taxpayers of Edenton must not forget that the State authorities have
made it mandatory that the Town spend huge sums for a sewage disposal plant that,
we understand, will be financed by a bond issue and you will be taxed for it. As to
, other increased taxes, do not forget the new sales tax on food to produce One Hun
dred and Six Million Dollars (News and Observer, June 24th) to provide Governor
Sanford’s Quality Education. This is a tax on all the people in North Carolina —and
, that includes the people in Chowan County.
To provide funds for that part of the proposed program which we approve, it
seems reasonably clear from the reports coming out of Washington our Congress is
* going to provide a large amount of money for public education. It has been agreed
that each State can use its share for either salaries or construction. Since our Legis
lature recently approved a 21 % increase in teachers’ salaries we should reasonably
* expect the most of North Carolina’s share to go into construction —and our County
can expect its part. • ‘ - ‘
Vote AGAINST The Bond Issue July 11th!
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f (SIGNED) COMMITTEE OPPOSING BON'D rSSUE.
I Sewer Department and Finance
; Committee, Jesse L. Harrell;
Electric Department and Laison
and Publicity, Ralph E. Parrish; 1
Finance Committee, J. H. Con
ger, Jr.; Water Department, J.
P. Ricks, Jr.
On motion by Jesse L. Harrell,
seconded by J. H. Conger, Jr.,
and carried, the recommend*- j
tions of Ralph E. Parrish With,
reference to record keeping of,'
customer deposits is adopted and)
he is authorized and requested
to have recommended system set
up at a cost not to exceed SBO
to cover stationery, printing, etc.
On motion by J. H. Conger,
Jr., seconded by Ralph E. Par
rish and carried, Graham Far
less is to be reimbursed for half
the costs he incurred in taking
and satisfactorily passing cor
respondence course in line with
authorization of prior E & W
Chairman Byrum temporarily
adjourned the meeting in order
that the meeting reconvene with
members of the Town Council
at the Municipal Building.
Chairman Byrum presiding at
the joint meeting called the'
meeting to order and called upon
Mr. Jack Childress and Mr. j
Thomas Sutton of the Clay Pipe,
Institute who gave talks on the
subject of public relations, etc. j
The recommendations of Mr.'
! Childress and Mr. Sutton were
looked upon very favorably by
all members present.
Chairman Byrum adjourned
the joint meeting and called
members of the E & W Board
back in session.
On motion by Jesse L. Har
rell, seconded by James P.
Ricks, Jr., and carried, Mr. Mar
tin of Albemarle Restaurant is
to be reimbursed SIB.OO of the
SIOO.OO deposit he made on elec
tric service, this leaving his net
deposit of $82.00.
After considerable discussion it
was unanimously agreed that the
charge for lights on the softball
diamond be set at $5.00 per
night, payable in advance to Mr.
Hardison, who is in charge of
(he softball diamond and has the
to the electric switch box.
Oh (notion by Ralph E. Par
rish, seconded by James P.
Ricks, Jt., and carried, Jesse L.
Harrell and J. H. Conger, Jr„ are
authorized to have the roof on
the Municipal Building and Fire
Station Building repaired or re
placed as may be necessary at
a cost hot to exceed $1,250.00.
Motion was made by Jesse L.
Harrell, seconded by R. E. Par- j
rish and duly carried that Elec-j.
trie & Water Dept, bills in the
amount of $13,779.86 be paid as
The Chowan Herald, $31.80;.
WilUamston Office Supply Co.,
$34.70; Carolina Machinery &
Supply Co., $43.73; Esso Stand
ard Oil Co.,' $89.24; Graybar
Electric Co., Inc., $7.38; Virginia
Electric & Power Co., $10,231.20;
George Chevrolet Co., Inc.,
$12.00; T. A. Loving Company,
$1,000.00; Edenton Office Supply,
$4.00; Ricks Laundry & Clean
ers, Inc., $4.94; Morton Salt Co., 1
$777.48; Bunch’s Auto Parts, : j
$2.99; Motorola C. & E., Inc., 1
$46.75; Wm. F. Freeman, Inc.,
$41.64; J. D. McCotter, Inc., j
$4.50; Sanfax Corporation, $31.19;
Eastern Electric Supply, Inc.,
$15.25; American Public Power J
Association, $15.00; Electrical
Equipment Co., $469.59; East
Carolina Supply Co., $57.55;
Howerton Gowen Co., $80.33; i
Norfolk & Carolina Tel. & Tel. I 1
Co., $40.67; Clarence Spruill, |
$10.00; Tom Goodman, SIIO.OO; 1
Graham Farless, $32.00; Coast
land Oil Co., $62.72; Tidewater
Supply Co., Inc., $286.47; Byrum
Hardware Co., Inc., $8.21; Ash
ley Welding & Machine Co.,
$139.83; Ralph E. Parrish, Inc.,
$2.49; Postmaster, $53.76; Ralph
E. Parrish, Inc., $32.45; total, i
$13,779.86; salaries paid in May,
Received for current, water
and merchandise, $22,528.58; re
ceived from Federal Financial
Assistance for damages from
Hurricane Donna, $987.63.
Receipts in excess of disburse
There being no further busi
ness the meeting adjourned.
RALPH E. PARRISH,
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