Average Value Tar Heel Farms
About Half National Average
The average value of North
Carolina farms has jjhcreased
rapidly in recent years* but the
typical Tar Heel farmer' still
owns a lot less than his national
Preliminary information from
the 1959 Census of Agriculture
shows that the average value of
farms in the state was about j
$15,000 when the census was
This is an 88 per cent increaei
since 1954, but still far Short of
the average national of $33,000. j
Tar Heel farmers did close!
the gap some in the pe
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ANOTHER BIG REASON BEHIND THE BIG BOOM IN FORD SALES:
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Ford features that only Ameri
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can bring you.
First, there’s more room.
Ford’s extended load dqck.is the
longest and widest in its field.
The tailgate opening is seven
inches wid£r than last year, too.
There’s more convenience. You
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any Ford wagon ... it’s standard
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riod. The average farm in the
nation only increased in value
by 63 per cent during this pe- j
The census figures only show'
the value of farmland and build- j
ings. They do not include ma
chinery, equipment and live- !
j Average North Carolina farm
values are about in line with
| those of other Southern states
i with the exception of Florida:
and West Virginia.
| The average Florida farm is
j valued at and the aver
age West Virginia farm at $lO,-
I 000, which makes it the lowest
in the nation. Arizona farms j
are the most valuable—sl74,ooo. j
EDEN TON, N. C.
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. July 6-7-8—
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Thursday and Friday shows con
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Sunday, Monday and Tuesday,
Esther Williams and
Cliff Robertson in
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Wednesday, July 12—
Shows Continuous from 3:30
Susan Hayward and
William Lundigan in
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The Kdenton Restaurant
Rill Perry’s Texaco Service
llolloweirs Kexall Drug Store
Nil-Curl Beauty fchop
George Chevrolet Company, Inc.
Kicks I-uundry & Dry Cleaners
P & Q Super Market
Albemarle Motor Company
Phthisic’s Super Market, Inc.
<)uinn Furniture Company, Inc.
Edenton Furniture Company
No other wagon can match
Fords features (or popularity!)
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©AROUND THE FARMS,
IN CHOWAN COUNTY
By C. W. OVERMAN. Chowan County Agent j
Nematodes Attacking Crops in
Chowan: There is more damage
to crops in Chowan County caus
ed by nematodes this season than
I have seen before. One reason
for this is perhaps the additional
stress placed on the plants by
adverse weather conditions.
Nematode damage has been no
ticeable in many fields each
year, particularly in sandy fields.
This spring the weather was cold
and damp and continued so for,
so long that plants just didn’t'
get off to a good start and were
unable to withstand the nema
tode build-up when warm
weather did come.
Sting nematode has been the
principle one on peanuts. On
cantaloupes we have found root
knot, some sting and some stunt.
On watermelons we have found
root knot in some fields. These
tiny microscopic animals feed on
the roots of plants damaging the
roots by injuring them and kill
ing many roots. There is plenty
of plant food in the soil but the
plants can’t take it up because
the roots are so injured or kill
ed. We might say that the
plants are like a person who has
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have aU seats facing forward.
There’s more distinction. The
Country Squire (shown above)
is the one and only wagon in its
field with body panels that look
like mahogany, wear like steel.
There are more savings, too.
Ford’s Ranch Wagon is America’s
lowest-priced,* full-size wagon.
And like all Fords, every Ford
wagon is built to be more service
free: goes 30,000 miles between
chassis lubrications, 4,000 miles
between oil changes, brakes ad-
THE CHOWAN fIERALD, EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA. THPHBDAY. JULY $, 1991.
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BIG, WILD AND DANGEROUS—This giant tornado funnel was photographed by Mrs.
Bud Brown, using a Brownie box camera. The twister swept past her home in northeast
ern New Mexico, but did little damage in the thinly populated area.
just automatically, mufflers are
made to last three times as long
as ordinary mufflers, and the
finish never needs waxing.
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ford division. SErc/^Scf&m/tamf^
l his hands tied behind him or
hands cut off sitting at a table
loaded with food which he can’t
get to and it starving to death.
The only answer to the nema
tode problem is proper crop ro
tation and proper soil fumiga
tion. There ate several chemi
! cals which may be used before
the crop is planted but only one
that can safely be applied to the
growing plants. Telone, DD, and
W-85 must be applied at least
two weeks before planting and
are not safe to use on growing
plants. Nemagon may be ap
plied before planting, at planting
time or to growing plants.
These chemicals must be ap
plied properly, at the correct
rate and time, and where they
are needed if efficient and eco
nomical -results are to be ob
During the last three weeks
we have diagnosed nematode in
festation in many fields of pea
nuts. Where the areas justified
it, the growers have applied
nemagon in the soil beside the
plants. Applications made two
weeks ago are showing results
in the formation of new roots
and new growth above ground.
Soil should not be fumigated
unless there has been evidence
of nematode damage to previous
crops. Generally, nematodes at
tacking peanuts do not feed on
tobacco and watermelons. The
principle root knot nematode
which attacks tobacco and wa
termelons does not attack pea
nuts, cotton and corn. The sting
nematode attacks peanuts, cot
ton, corn, soybeans and other
bean crops increasing its popu
lation on them. Just because
you have nematode damage in
peanuts this does not mean that
you can’t grow watermelons in
that soil next year without sum-
I igation, most likely you will
waste your money by fumigat
ing for watermelons unless you
know you have had nematodes
which attack watermelons.
So, know what your problem
is and treat it properly.
Control Cotton Insects: We
recommended to you that you
start dusting or spraying your
cotton for boll weevil when your
plants attained eight leaves. I
hope that you have done this
because we are finding some live
weevils in some fields. Finish
your early four applications of
insecticides at five day inter
vals then stop but watch your
fields closely every few days.
We have had much rain and
some applications may not have
had time to stick long enough
to give best results. The second
series of applications should be
started about July 24. We shall
continue to make field surveys
and keep you posted in this
Safety: I hope and trust that
you will have had a most pleas
ant safe July 4th by the time
this paper reaches you. Nation
al Farm Safety Week will be
observed July 23 to 29. Let’s
plan to clean up and remove
safety hazards around our farms
by the end of that week or be
fore. We will save time, money
and much pain and sorrow if we
will practice safety every day
and every week throughout the
Food Are Considered
Grandma’s remedy for “spring
fever” sulfur and molasses
brings to mind many of today’s
misconceptions about foods.
While facts about food buying
and selection may not seem ex-
•Band on > comparison of
, retail delivered print -
citing as the “good old reme
dies,” false information can
waste your money and may af
fect your health.
Mrs. Ruby uzzte, consumer
marketing specialist for the N. C.
Agricultural Extension Service,
would like to know how you
would answer the following
questions. Would you answer
them yes or not?
Question: Are Irish potatoes
Answer: No—About 20 per
cent of a potato is starch. The
rest is water, fat, protein, and
minerals. Amedium-sized po
tato contains about 100 calories.
It’s the butter and gravy that j
add up the calories.
Question: Are Irish potatoes!
Answer: Yes—Th e new crop!
potatoes on the market have a j
nigh moisture content and will!
spoil quickly. Potatoes are sen
sitive to light which results in;
a green colored potato. The
green portion is bitter to the I
taste and must be cut away be-'
Question: Are picnics really j
just small hams?
Answer: No-—There are only ,
two hams from a hog. Picnics
are shoulders and have different I
muscle structure, tenderness and;
flavor: therefore, they require
longer cooking than hams.
Question: Is an unfrozen tur
key superior in flavor to a fro
Answer: No—Buy a frozen
turkey for best chances of high
quality. The frozen bird was
PAID ADVERTISEMENT 1
A LETTER TO THE
TAXPAYERS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Edenton, N. C.
June 26. 1961. i
We wish to call to your attention a special election which has been called in Cho- •
wan County to he 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 j
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 t
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 ex|>cndi
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 Hoard of Education 1
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. j
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 t
the plan is to increase the facilities for teaching Science. Home Economics and Indus- 1
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 j
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- 1
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 20G, and the County tax rate of 32c.
or 29V(. 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 c /c increase in teachers’ salaries we should reasonably
expect the most of North Carolina’s share to go into construction—and our County 1
can expect its part.
Vote AGAINST The Bond Issue Julv 11th! 1
(SIGNED) COMMITTEE OPPOSING BOND ISSUE. I
P. S. According to The News & Observer June 27, 1961, Gov. Sanford announced
plans to call a special session of the Legislature late this summer or early fall un- I
less Congress passes some sort of F'ederal school construction program.
The Governor has said he will seek a bond issue of between 75 and 100 million |
dollars for public school construction.
Frdm above announcement it appears that Chowan County will get all uie school
construction funds it needs without voting for a bond issue. •
processed, frozen at peak of
quality and proper freezers hold
this quality. A fresh-dressed
bird can be several days old be
fore you buy it.
Hubert G. Rountree
] Is In Mediterranean
The destroyer USS Mullinnix
serves as flagship of Command- j
er Destroyer Squadron 32 which
has been operating as a unit of
the Sixth Fleet in the Mediter
ranean since February.
Serving aboard the destroyer
is Hubert G. Rountree, boiler
man second class, USN, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Sweetie Rountree
The Mullinnix and crew end- [
ed an eight-day visit to Athens,
Greece May 22, that was high
lighted by tours to local points
of interest for the Navymen.
They in turn played host to
many Greeks who visited aboard
the American destroyer.
The Mullinnix is scheduled to
return to her home port at Nor
folk, Va., late this summer.
CENTER HILL CLUB MEETS
Center Hill Home Demonstra
tion Club met Tuesday night,
June 20, at 8 o’clock at the
home of Mrs. B. P. Monds.
Mrs. J. C. Boyce, president,
called the meeting to order with
a short devotion from II James
and prayer was offered by Mrs.
E. L. Belch.
Johnny Dußois entertained the 1
group with a piano solo “Dancing
In The Dark.” Johnny was one
of the Center Hill Junior 4-H
Club members who competed in
the district meeting at Choco
winity last week in the talent
Miss Pauline Calloway, home
economics agent, presented the
demonstration, using slides to
tell the story of nutrition notes
for “Song of the Salad.” “Salads
are extra rich in vitamins and
a source of vital nutrients as
well as colorful and tasty,” she
He that knows nothing of it
may by chance be a prophet,
while the wisest that is may
happen to miss.
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