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THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1961.
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A LIFT FOR TODAY
* What are these wounds in thine hands?
Then he (Christ) shall answer, those with which
T was wounded in the house of my friends.—
The wounded hands of Christ, symbolic of a
crucified service, teach that Christianity is a
sacrificial religion. Let us remember that those
hands, which had blessed and comforted, were
blood-stained through the cruelty and intoler
ance of his own people.
May we. our Father, not through insincerity
and indifference again wound those hands that
were torn for us.
For Greatest Asset
Next Tuesday, July 11, will be an import
ant day for the voters of Chowan County, for
on that day they will be obliged to register
their approval or disapproval of a $289,000
bond issue, for which all taxpayers in the
county will be called upon to repay over a
period of time.
Upon the decision of the voters in this
election will depend right much the future
progress of schools in the county, which up to
now are credited with graduating students
properly equipped to seek further education
or enter upon the difficult journey of life. In
this issue of The Herald appears a story about
the amount of scholarships awarded during
the past term at John A. Holmes High School
Sixteen boys and girls or 26 2 3 per cent
of the graduates have been awarded a total
of $46,225 in scholarships, the best record
ever attained at the local school and most
likely a record in the state among high schools
of its size. This speaks well for the school’s
operation and is worthy of the necessary sup
port to turn out young men and women ade
quately equipped with the fundamentals so
necessary in the years which lie ahead. To
maintain the present standard, of necessity
costs money. Pupils and students in schools
are constantly increasing, so that no school
plant can well afford to stand still. Funds
must be made available to keep pace with in
creased enrollment and standards of teaching
and training so essentially necessary for boys
At the Edenton colored school alone the
number enrolled have overcrowded the school
by three classrooms and at this school the en
rollment is growing at the rate of one class
room per year. And on top of that the St.
John’s school has been condemned, so that
two more classes will be obliged to enroll at
the Edenton school.
At Chowan High School two more class
rooms are needed, as well as a modern lunch
room to replace the antiquated and far in
adequate lunch room which should have been
replaced years ago.
As for the John A. Holmes High School,
there is a great need for a dressing room in
connection with the gymnasium. This room
is necessary for use in connection with the
physical education program and athletics.
All of these proposed additions and other
improvements are deemed essential and actu
ally necessary by school officials who are far
better versed on the subject than the average
layman. The school officials, like anybody
else, realize that $289,000 is a lot of money,
but they also realize that the proposed im
provements must be made to keep up with
the ever increasing school population. They, j
therefore, urge the electorate of Chowan
County to vote in favor of the $289,000 bond
issue next Tuesday so that Chowan County
can in some measure keep pace with other
counties in the state in providing adequate
educational facilities for its children. Nobody
especially cherishes the idea of paying taxes,
but taxes have always and will continue al
ways to be with us. In this instance, how
ever, to what better purpose could the taxes
on this bond issue be used—our children—
the greatest asset in any community.
Many Edenton graduates have gone a long
way in success which in some measure can be
attributed to their training, in Edenton schools.
It is for this purpose that county school of
ficials desire to be able to Operate in sending
out young men and women who, with some
degree of determination, will be able to make
a success m life. For that reason, the bond
issue deserves the support of Chowan County
mm text Tuesday.
Heard & Seen
I>ue to a flag-selling project just completed by
Edenton Jaycees, a number of new flags were
displayed Tuesday, Independence Day. With
the Fourth of July observed Tuesday, it is some
what appropriate to reprint an item appearing
in “Life Lines,” published in Washington, D. C„
three times each week. “Our Flag” appeared in
the July 3rd issue and follows:
Our American Flag has well been called the
“Flag of the Rainbow, Banner of Stars,” because
it has been the symbol of a dynamic people who
pinned their hope on faith and hitched their
wagon to a star.
But the American Flag is more than this, for
all the flags since the world began there is none
so full of meaning as the Stars and the Stripes.
It embodies and enshrines five thousand years
of man's upward struggle for liberty.
It is the Pilgrims dying in that first dreadful
winter at .Plymouth. It is the Minute Man hold
ing his ground at Concord and Lexington. It is
Washington and his army at Valley Forge, sick,
starving and freezing in rags. It is Washington.
Jefferson and Franklin at Philadelphia in their
common desire to promote and protect the wel
fare of every man. It is John Marshall laboring
as Chief Justice to establish this government of
laws. It is Abraham Lincoln brooding over a
broken and divided nation, with charity for all.
Our Flag Old Glory —is the courage and
perseverance of the early settler who, with only
his bare hands and a few crude tools, hacked
his way through the primeval forests •of New
England and pioneered his way across the Al
leghenies and Appalachians into the Great Plain
and across the high Rockies, until there stood
forth a mighty nation built by personal initia
tive—a friendly challenge to the world; a monu
ment to what free men can accomplish; a tribute
to the American form of government that, in its
inception, gave first consideration to the indivi
duality of man, his hunger for freedom, his faith
in himself and his God, and his desire for the
expression of this divinely endowed impulse.
Every day should be Flag .Day for Americans,
for our Flag stands before the world as the
symbol of our Nation. It stands for the spirit
ual ideals of America and for the virtues dis
played by America’s Founding Fathers. It
stands for our national independence and for the
individual freedom of each citizen.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag is a
passage often repeated and its words thrill child
and adult alike.
And do you recall Irene Brewer’s recitation.
“I Am An American?” Older folks remember
committing it to memory along with the recita
tion of the same title by the young Polish girl,
Leocadea Drodz. Miss Brewer, a native-born
I am an American.
My father belongs to the Sons of the Revplytipflii
My mother to the Colonial Dames.
One of my ancestors pitched tea overboard in
Another stood his ground with Warren;
Another hungered with Washington at Valley
My forefathers were America in the making;
They spoke in her council halls;
They died on her battlefields;
They commanded her ships;
)They cleared her forests,
Dawns reddened and paled.
Staunch hearts of mine beat fast at each new
In our Nation’s Flag.
Keen eyes of mine foresaw her greater glory;
The sweep of her seas, the plenty of her plains.
The man-hives on her billion-wired cities.
Every drop of blood in me holds a heritage of
I am proud of my past. I am an American!
And then we always recited the little Polish
girl’s speech which went like this:
I am an American.
My father was an atom of dust, my mother a
straw in the wind.
To his serene majesty.
One of my ancestors died in the mines of
Another was crippled for life by twenty blows
of the knout;
Another was killed defending his home during
The history of my ancestors is a trail of blood
to the palace gate of the great white Czar.
But then the dream came—the dream of America.
In the light of the liberty torch the atom of dust
became a man
And the straw in the wind became a woman for
the first time.
“See,’’ said mv ather, pointing to the flag that
..That flag of stars and stripes is yours;
It is the emblem of the promised land.
It means, my child, the hope of humanity. Live
for it—die for it!
Under the open sky of my new country, I swore
to do so;
And every drop of blood in me will keep that
lam proud of my future. I am an American!
The only way to combat those who would
destroy our freedom is to know what our coun
try stands for, know its history, know its hopes
for the future. Then avail yourself'of the op
portunity to learn what the mistaken stand for,
know their history in Russia, in Poland, in
Hungary, in China, in Tibet, in Cuba, and in all
the other nations where people with the same
hopes and aspirations for the future as our
selves are now held in bondage.
We need as never before the kind of old
fashioned patriotism exemplified in the “Ameri
can Ode” written by Marx E. Kahn:
“Behold the Emblem of our Country—the
greatest Flag of the greatest Nation in the
World! May it ever wave over a free and lib
erty-loving people. May it ever represent the
highest ideals of American nu inhood, the loftiest
standards of exalted womanhood, the purest
principles of social democracy. May its gener
uj ui« Diocxi oz our iGgjuTaerfy ever succor ana
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support, at hoqie and abroad, on
land and sea, suffering mankind,
struggling for human rights,- hu
man freedom and for human
With so many Herald sub
scribers renewing their sub
scriptions the past few Greeks, it
is very interesting to read seme
of the notes accompanying the
checks. For instance, Mrs. Mar
shall Pelts, who liyfss at Whit
tier, Cal., had this to say:: “We
still find California a very in
teresting spot ip wjiich to live,
with such a grand variety of
climatic conditions, to please
everyone. However, we do wish
you could spare us just a few
of your heavy showers occa
sionally to dampen down our
terribly parched forests nearby.
Buff, do stop by to see us if you
are ever out our way on a con
vention, maybe, or vacation.
There are many nice fishing
areas around, if you like the
ocean and lakes, with many
hundreds of fishermen all over
the place. Have a real nice
summer, but keep the Herald
rolling along to all of us who
enjoy your newsy column very
much.” And by cracky, I’ll
drop in to see the Peltz family—
if I ever get out to California.
Then Nick Muth, who now
lives at Portsmouth, Va., drop
ped this note: “Dear Buff—
Enclosed please find $6.00 so my
subscription will not expire. I
get a lot of pleasure looking
over your paper and especially
the column by Wilborne Har
rell and Heard and Seen.”
Mrs. Haywood Ziegler, Sr.,
presented me another fishing
card to add to my collection.
On the card, with a sleepy
looking fisherman having a few
fish by his side, appears: ‘Old
fishermen never die—they just
smell that way.”
A lot of publicity has been
given to Governor Terry San
ford about his dress while
spending some time in Hawaii.
It had to do with going around
wearing sandals and in cne in
stance being refused to go into
a swanky joint. He was finally
allowed to enter the plase, hut
reports say he was not allowed
to dance. Like a fellow said
the other day, “He must have
thought he was at Nags Head —
but. he wasn’t.” Nothing ap
parently is barred at Nags Head
even to going just about any
place harefooted and some even
go around looking almost like
a member of a nudist colony.
Anyway, I was among the crowd
who spent the week-end along
the beaches —and I got an eye
full—in fact, two eyes full.
One of my farmer friends
was telling me the other day
about ,a neighbor who had a lot
of trouble starting his tractor.
“He finaly got it started," my
friend said, “but I think he
must have primed the tractor
With profanity before the thing
decided to run.” Well, maybe
profanity was a little cheaper
And speaking about the farm
ers, some of ’em apparently
have something to complain
about all the time. It’s either
too much rain or not enough. If
a good crop is harvested, he
complains that the market is
glutted and the prices are too
low. If the prices are good,
then he has very little to sell.
If a baby is born, he complains
because twins or triplets did
not arrive in order to provide
help to do the farm work, and
then if twins or triplets are
bom, he bellyaches like the
dickens because he says they
cost so bloomin’ much. Oh, me!
Edenton Jaycees have some
thing to “crow” about in gaining
national recognition for their
year’s activities in health and
safety projects. They have
brought honor to themselves and
Edenton as well. This group of
I lively and energetic young men
won first place in the state for a
year’s projects and for the First
time they entered national com
petition, and came out as the
top winner. This achievement
will, no doubt, spur the Jaycees
to try to win further laurels
and here’s hoping they can con
tinue ' their “winning ways.”
My hat’s off to ’em and they, as
well as Edentqn as , a whole
have good reasons to be proud
in having “brought home the
BED MEN MEET MONDAY
Chowan Tribe No. 12, Im
proved Order of Red Men, will
meet Monday night, July 10, at
g o’clock. Edgar Rogetsoq, new
sachem of the tribe, requests a
Editor, The Chowan Herald:
An unidentified “Committee
Opposing Bond Issue” has caus
ed to be published locally a let
ter to the taxpayers of Chowan
To “create an issue and then
fight it” is ancient and sound
advice in the field of politics.
To create an issue by making
false claims and unsupported
suppositions, and to fight it from
the _ safety of an unidentified
committee is a local refinement.
Elsewhere in this ssue of The
Chowan Herald there appears a
series of statements of facts sub
mitted by both the Chowan
County Board of Education and
the Edenton City Board of Edu
cation. These statements deal
primarily with the inaccuracies
included in the “oppos.'ng com
mittee’s” letter. They also pro
yide more background informa
tion on the need for funds and
reason for supporting the bond
I cannot believe that the re
sponsible taxpayers and voters
of this county are so determined
to retreat into an inadequate
educational mediocrity, as to be
influenced by an appeal by some
unknown person or “committee”
Who is at best, poorly informed.
Louis F. Ferguson, 0.D.,
Member, Chowan. County
Board of Education.
Winners Named In
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
Using a minnow as bait, Willie
Bunch, Edenton, caught the top
fish in the speckled perch (crap
pie) division. While no whop
per such as the one caught last
year by A. C. Griffin, which
weighed 1 lb. 11 ozs., Bunch’s
crappie, a good middleweight
scrapper, weighed in at 1 pound,
First prize in the bream di
vision went to Alva Bunch of
Hertford. During one afternoon
up Pembroke Creek the latter
part of May, Bunch caught 23
bream one of which turned out
to be the contest winner. It
weighed an even 1 pound. Run
ner-up was George Lewis, Eden
ton, with a 15-oz. bream. Other
entries came in from Earl M.
Bunch,.Edenton and Alva Bunch,
The winners in the four classi
fications will receive merchan
dise certificates valued at $lO
each toward the purchase of
Continued Horn Page 1, Section I
The VFW Auxiliary Will meet
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock.
The Women's Society of Chris
tian Service of the Methodist
Church will meet in the church
annex Tuesday night. July 11,
at 8 o'clock.
"Skillet Meals" will be the
demonstration given at July
Home Demonstration Club meet
ings in Chowan County
Edenton Jaycees cure sponsor
ing water skiing schools in front
of the old Fish Hatchery on
Pembroke Creek through Thurs
day, July 13.
Edenton Rotarians will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at I
o'clock in the Parish House.
Chowan 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,
beginning at 9 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Powell
of West Queen Street Extended,
announce the birth of a daugh
ter, Penny, born June 27.
20 YEARS AGO
Continued from Page 1, Section 1
members. Ed Bond Poet No. 40
of the American Legion receiv
ed a Most Distinguished Service
Certificate from national head
Billy Sbdpard was sworn in
m midshipman at the United
Statee Naval Academy at An
Edenton Rotary Chib sponsor
ed a dance and floor show in
the Edenton armory, with the
floor show including IS artists.
Hugbgs-Holion completed mov
ing into the building formerly
occupied bf D. B. Liles.
Norik Carolina's cantaloupe
crap w*s predicted to be the
ed automobiles seriously dam-j
aging three of them.
Miss Josephine Eldridge ac
cepted a position at Mitchener's
AFTER 4th OF JULY
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One Lot of Summer Robes Reduced
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All Summer Jewelry Reduced Vfe price j
Alice Hamlet were united in
marriage at ML Gilead. N. C.
Frances Thomas Benaqn
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united in marriage In tae riaew
ton Methodist Church.