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THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1961
A LIFT FOR TODAY
For which of you, intending to build a tower,
sitteth not down first and counteth the cost,
whether he have sufficient to finish it? Luke
To build a new world, that is to establish the
Kingdom of God on earth, we must go to Christ,
the Master Architect, and follow in spirit and
practice his blue print given in detail in the
May we, our Father, dig through the sands of
evil and build upon the Solid Rock, the Gospel
of Christ. . _ r
Crime At All Time High
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy has
announced that the FBl's l niform C rime Re
ports for 1960 compiled under the direction
of Director J. Edgar Hoover reveals serious
crime last year reached a new all-time high,
with an astounding 98 per cent increase over
1950 while the population increase during this
decade was only 18 per cent.
Mr. Hoover’s report, based on data sub
mitted by more than 7,700 police agencies,
shows that lawlessness continued its upward
surge with 1,861,300 serious crimes of mur
der, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated as
sault, burglary, larceny SSO and over, and
auto theft reported in 1960, 14 per cent high
er than in 1959, or 230.870 more serious
crimes than in the prior year.
During 1960 a serious crime was committed
every 15 seconds in the I'nited States. A
murder, forcible rape or assault to kill oc
curred every three minutes. The FBI re
port indicates that throughout I°6o there was
a murder every 58 minutes, a forcible rape
every 34 minutes, and an aggravated assault
every four minutes.
Crimes against property, Mr. Hoover said,
were generally much more frequent. A burg
lary was perpetrated every 39 seconds, a
larceny SSO and over occurred every minute,
a car was stolen every 2 minutes, and every
si* minutes witnessed a robbery during 1960.
When these offenses are examined individ
ually, the FBI report indicates that robberies
and bti”» tries were each up 18 per cent in
1960 over 1959. Larcenies over SSO rose 14
per cent, and auto thefts increased 9 per cent.
Murders had a sharp 6 per cent rise, aggra
vated assaults were up 5 per cent and forci
ble rapes occurred with 3 per cent greater
frequency than the previous year.
The FBI reported 3.640 arrests for every
100.000 persons in the United States in 1960,
city arrests occcrring at almost 3 times
the rural rate. Female arrests rose 10 per
cent in rural areas while increasing only 3
per cent in city areas.
Arrests of juveniles have more than doubled
since 1950. while the population of youths
aged 10 to 17 increased by less than one half.
There was one reported arrest for every 26
young persons between ages 10 to 17 in 1960.
Last year juvenile arrests occurred 9 and 8
per cent more frequently in city and rural
areas, respectively, than in 1959. In cities,
total arrests were up 2 per cent over 1959.
with adult arrests registering only a 1 per cent
increase while juvenile arrests jumped 9 per
cent. City youths, while comprising 14 per
cent of all police arrests, were involved in 62
per cent of auto theft arrests, 51 per cent of
the burglaries, 49 per cent of the larcenies.
28 per cent of the robberies, 20 per cent of
the forcible rapes, 12 per cent of the aggra
vated assaults, and S per cent of the arrests
Arrest statistics indicate that criminality in
rural areas, though proportionately less, is
very similar to crime experience in cities.
Crime, for the past five years, has been
rising over four times faster than the popu
lation. Since 1950 the crime rate ("number
of crimes per 100,000 persons) has increased
66 per cent. In 1960 criminal activity reach
ed a peak in November after a low in March.
The exact cost of crime is incalculable, but
direct property losses, based on police re
•. ports, average $256 for every robbery: burg
lary, $183; larceny, $74, and auto theft. SB3O
Thieves in 1960 stole loot amounting to over
$570,000,000. Effective police work result
-31 ed in recovery of 52 per cent of this stolen I
h property. Police in 1960 cleared 71 per cent
l more cases by arrest and 65 per cent more
persons were charged than in 1950. Court
convictions meanwhile were up 42 per cent.
Director Hoover pointed out that law en
forcement agencies handled 15 million viola
tions of traffic and motor vehicle laws, and
city police Alone issued 31 million parking
■fiie rRi Director praised law enforcement
Js " S-.. >
Frank Muth, who now lives at Newport
News, Va., was among Herald subscribers who
last week renewed their subscriptions. He
didn’t write a note, but he addressed the let
ter to “J. E. Bufflap, Albemarle Bladder.”
Bill and Joe Mitchener have a good dose
of fishing fever and try their luck every time
they get a chance. The other day Bill slipped
out and had good luck. He landed a big ’un
and hurriedly made his way to the nearest I
telephone, where he called Brother Joe. “Bring
a scales right away. I’ve caught an 8-pound
bass,” he said. But Joe asked. “How do
you know it weighs 8 pounds?” Bill came
back, “Well, it’s big enough to weigh 8 pounds
anyway.” Which only goes to show how
heavy a fish is claimed to be when a good
sized one is caught. And even more surpris
ing when one gets away.
Capt. Buddy Cannady, who operates a fish
ing boat at Oregon Inlet, occasionally drops
me a few lines telling about the luck fisher
men have who he takes out. According to
Buddy’s reports, some big ’uns are landed
on his boat. Among the recent ones were
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts of Edenton.
Mrs. Roberts hooked a white marlin on the
trip. If Buddy keeps on sending such encour
aging catches, methinks I’ll have to take a
trip to Oregon Inlet one of these days.
Most of what I’ve heard and seen this week
was while attending the North Carolina Press
Convention which was held in Charlotte. It
was just about the best summer convention
I’ve ever attended. Having missed a half
dozen or more conventions, it was very de
lightful to renew old acquaintances as well as
meet some new fellow newspapermen. The
Charlotte newspapers, Hotel Charlotte. Mayor
Stanford R. Brookshire, Duke Power Com
pany and Bowater Paper Mill at Catawba.
S. C., went all out to put their best hospitali
ty foot forward for the men and women of
the fourth estate. Mayor Brookshire told us '
all to come to him if we got in trouble but
he eliminated a visit to him on account of a
parking ticket. The Bowater operation is a
vast industry with much more being added
and I wished we in Edenton could land such
an industry. In talking about almost any
thing about the concern', evert to the lagoons
for sewage disposal, the figures mentioned
were in the millions. Seven special buses
carried the newspaper folk (o the plant at
Catawba on which delicious box lunches were
provided and in the rear of the bus was a
bar with plenty of soft drinks and stronger
drinks for those who wanted them. One fel
low asked another who was on a different
bus if there was any bourbon on his bus.
“No.” he said, “the cheapskates have only
Scotch whiskey.” Then Josh Horne, publisher
of the Evening Telegram at Rocky Mount,
paraded through the bus yelling, “New York,
Washington and Baltimore newspapers.” But
what he was doing was passing out copies of
his own newspaper. Most everybody wore
casual clothes for the trip to South Carolina.
There was one exception, however. That was
Mr. McSweeney, head of the printing school
at Chowan College. He said he had planned
to go without a coat, but he looked in the
mirror and when he saw his belly portruding
out so far. he thought he'd better wear a coat
to try to hide it. Os course, the usual par
ties in various rooms were the order of the
nights. One fellow said that when he awoke
one morning he didn’t know if he was him
self or somebody else. Anyway, one thing
that I got out of the meeting was that the
General Assembly made a mell of a hess with
the sales tax on newspapers. There’s more
ridiculous provisions in the new law than they
can shake a stick at and here’s betting a good
stogie the ma’ority of the whole shebang of
legislators know just about as much about
the new law as applied to newspapers as a
six-year-old youngster. It’s nice to go to
agencies for increased efficiency and expressed
profound regrets that 1960 witnessed the
deaths of 48 police officers killed in the line
of duty, 28 at the hands of killers. Six of
these officers were slain by vicious killers
then benefiting from leniency granted after
conviction for crimes of murder, robbery, ag
gravated assault, burglary anil forgery. Vir
tually every one of the police murderers had
been previously arrested from one to 39 times
on a wide range of reprehensible and ma
licious charges. In addition, more than 9,-
600 city police were assaulted while perform
nig their duties.
Noting that the number of police employees
remained virtually the same in 1960 as in
1959 while crime continued on the increase,
Mr. Hoover urges every community to extend
its complete support to “provide sufficient
manpower, adequate salaries, professional
training, and men who have the respect of,
and pride in their depart-J
THB CHOWAN HEBALS. EPgIfTOW. C ANGLIN A, YHffHSBAT. ‘ JOLT 27,1WL
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TRAINING TRAIN—One of Japan’s top runners works out
in Tokyo beside a remote controlled pace-maker. The mo
torized device contains a walkie-talkie system that advises
the athlete as he jogs along.
Washington I had a most
interesting conference with Mr.
Sargent Shriver, Director of the
Peace Corps, last week.
A great deal of publicity has
been given to the Peace Corps
since President Kennedy an
nounced its organization several
The basic idea behind the
Peace Corps is a good one. But
the image of the Peace Corps
has become a little distorted in
the public’s eye as a result of
the mistaken notion that this
undertaking in large part
amounts to a summer camp for
college students who would like
to travel abroad and philoso
phize with foreigners.
It goes without saying that it
is too early to judge the effects
of the Peace Corps. I am con
vinced that Director Shriver and
his associates intend to keep it
on a businesslike basis and avoid
the pitfalls that have plagued
our other foreign aid programs.
If they avoid these pitfalls, then
a tremendous contribution can
be made toward peace and in
creased respect for democracy
and the United States.
It is no secret that I have
been very critical of the ways
in which we have administered
our foreign aid programs in the
past. I have always felt that it
is foolhardy to suppose that we
can buy friendship, or that we
can trade aid for military bases
and come out with any degree
of respect and admiration for
our way of life and our form
Too many of our aid programs
have been based on the theory
that we can buy our way into
respectability and prestige. Too
many of our programs have op
erated with a view toward win
ning governments instead of
conventions or vacations, but
it’s always a darn sight nicer
to come home.
Being out of town over the
week-end I was cheated out of
a first class meal. Mrs. Bill
Davis put on a birthday sur
prise party for her husband
Sunday so that I could not be
there. Mayor John Mitchener
on Monday started to say
“You missed something,” but
I interrupted to say “No, I
got some.” The “some” was
a generous helping of country
ham which Bill Davis is a past
master at fixing up.
With the weather as hot as
it’s been the past few days, it
seems to be sort of ridiculous
to be talking about football.
But Coach Bill Billings has his
mind on football and this week
released the Aces’ schedule for
this season. There’ll be five
games at home and five away
from home. The home games
include Elizabeth City, Hert
ford and Ahoskie, arch rivals
of the Aces, which should be
good on the income side of
the ledger. Then Bubba Hop
kins will leave Friday, July
28. for Greensboro to go in
training for the East-West AH
Star High School game which
will be played in Greensboro
Friday night, August 4. Hot
weather or sot — football must
In my way of thinking, these
are the pitfalls the Peace Corps
According to Director Shriver,
people who go overseas for the
Peace Corps will be working
with people. Instead of work
ing in government buildings and
palaces, so to speak, they will
be working at the grassroots.
But more important, they will
be working only where they
have been asked and invited.
The mission of the Peace Corps
is not to use high pressure sales
manship, but to help where it
can after it has been asked to
One mission already in the
Dipeline offers a good illustra
tion of how Director Shriver
plans for the Peace Corps to
operate. The new republic of
Tanganyika in Africa has asked
for help to build a system of
farm-to-market roads. They
said they had the construction
crews and the materials to build
the roads, but it would take
five years to train enqugh sur
veyors. The Peace Corps plans
to send as team of surveyors in
to Tanganyika and work with
the construction crews to build
farm-to-market roads. They will
be working with the construc
tion crews themselves.
To me, this will mean a great
deal more than the United
States saying to the government
of Tanganyika: “You need roads.
We will build them. We will
give you the bulldozers, the ma
terials, and send in the crews to|
do the work.”
The Peace Corps can show!
people how to help themselves '
After all, this approach is much
more effective, and reasonable,
than trying to hand people so
lutions to their problems wrap
ped in dollar bills.
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Visit the Mobile Unit for Free Hearing Tests . . . Free Hear
ing Aid Demonstrations and Hearing Advice. Hearing Aid
Service and Supplies.
FRIDAY. JULY 28 HERTFORD: 10-4
(Municipal Parking Lot)
SATURDAY. JULY 29 EDENTON: 10-4
(Texaco Station across from Post Office)
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WITH THE FARM WOMEN
By MAIDRED MORRIS
Try Boilable Pouches
. If you can boil water, you can
enjoy your wife’s cooking even
though she may be out of town.,
Wayne Lee found that out when I
Mrs. Lee was' away on a tour.
According to Mrs. Virginia
Evins, home economics agent,
Mrs. Lee prepared her husband’s
meals in boilable' pouches. A
complete meal can be prepared
in a plastic bag and frozen. It
can be heated by dropping the
bag into boiling water a few
Vitamin C. Rich Foods
How much vitamin C rich
food do you need to conserve
and how do you conserve it?
Homemakers in Rockingham
County have found in their study
of Vitamin C foods that rural
people in North Carolina spent
$275 million dollars last year
for food which could have 'been
produced at home.
Miss Isabelle Buckley, home
economics agent, reports the lo
cal club women are improving
their conservation practices so
the quality and flavor of their
food will be improved.
Wins Sewing Machine
The Grantham Home Demon
stration Club members in Wayne
County can now boast of hav
ing a new sewing machine for
According to Miss Nancy
Lewis, home economics agent,
the club women collected $276.72
for the annual cancer drive as
one of their community service
projects. Since they collected
the largest amount in the coun
ty, they were presented a new
Clothing Leaders In Action
Mrs. Nell Parsons, president
of the Cullasaja Home Demon
stration Club, reports their pro
ject leaders are active in Ma
When Mrs. Florence Sherrill,
home economics agent, was ab
sent from the club meeting, the
two clothing leaders, Mrs. Fred
Palmer and Mrs. Emma Jane
Phillips gave a demonstration.
They demonstrated how to set
in sleeves and put in a zipper.
Watch For Carpet Moths
“Homemakers need to keep a
watchful eye for moths in wool
carpets,” says Mrs. Sara Ste
wart, home economics agent in
Cabarrus County. Although Mrs.
Hugh Blackwelder of Concord
had her carpet treated for moths,
she found the treatmeht did not
last and moths were in her rug.
“You should remember to
open the room for air and light
often and to spray if needed,”
says Mrs. Stewart. “Proper
cleaning and air circulation are
important too in getting rid of
Special Health Project
The South Mills Home Dem
onstration Club members have
started a new project. Mrs. Ma
mie Sawyer, home economics
agent, says the members are
making bandages for the local
In one day five of the mem
bers made bandages of all sizes
and made between 75 and 100
pads. They will meet as often
as needed in an effort to supply
Bertie Resident Dies
From Heart Attack
N. J. (Joe) Miller, 72, died sud
denly Tuesday morning at 9
o’clock. ’Mr. Miller, a resident
of Bertie County, came to Eden
ton to purchase an > automobile
license and suddenly became ill.
He was taken to Chowan Hospi
tal but was dead upon arrival,
the victim of a heart attack.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Gertrude Hughes Miller; a' son,
Harlee P. Miller of Merry Hill;
four daughters, Mrs. Herman
GUM TROUBLE causes most
tooth loss. See dentist. Use
soothing OLAG Tooth Past*. At
all drug stores.
FOR SALE—J. B. PHOTO EN
larger, with Ilex F:6.3 Three
Elements Anastigmat Lens.
F/stops down to F:22. Ac
cepts negatives from 35MM to
314x4 Vi inches. Like new. In
structions included. Price $35.
Call 3810, Wynn’s Home Stu
FOR RENT—2, 3 AND 4-ROOM
furnished apartments. S4O, SSO
and S6O month. Call Dr. W. S.
Grifiin, 2215. ltc
FOR RENT UNFURNISHED
apartment, 309 N. Broad St.
Accommodations for couples.
Convenient to churches or
schools. Phone 2433. ltp
FOR RENT UNFURNISHED
apartment, 309 N. Broad St.
Accommodations for couples.
Convenient to churches or
schools. Phone 2433.
45 Bred Sows 40 Open Gilts
Courtland New Sale Pavilion
1 mile west of Courtland
on U. S. Route 35
Wed., Aug. 2,1961
1:00 P. M. (E.S.T.)
Berkshires, Durocs, Hampshires.
Poland Chinas, Spotted Poland
Selected from Virginia's Finest Herds
(Meat Types in All Breeds)
For Catalog, write:
E. A. DAVIS, County Agent
R. M. GODSEY, Sec.-Treas.
Va. Purebred Swine Breeden*’ Assn.
m.ASKSBI RG, VIRGINIA
FOR RENT FOUR-BEDROOM
cottage on ocean side at Nags
Head. Call Robert C. Powell.
Phone 2523 day or 3581 at
FOR SALE—I9S4 OLDSMOBILE
in excellent condition. Call
2687. * June29tfc
FOR SALE—GOOD USED GAS
ranges as low as $35.00. West
ern Gas Service. Phone 3122,
With: No senirt Bubbler
Stainless Steel Tops
Foot Pedal Control
Your Inspection Invited
Ralph E. Parrish
Edenton, N. C.
To train as agent operators
for major railroads. Short
low cost training. Due to re-'
tirements, promotions, posi
tion* open in N. C., and other
states. Salaries from $385 to
$525 per month. Must have
good, health, eyesight, clean
record. If interested In a
S°°d job with future
Freeman and Mrs. Donald It.
McNear of Windsor, Mrs.. Ray-'
mond Cowand of Merry Hfl! andL -
Mrs. Thurman Fuller of Ahos
kie; a brother, John C.; Miller ,
of Merry Hill; three sisters, Mm.
W. T. Williams, Mrs. Ethel My
ers and Mrs. Lucy Daniels, all
of Merry Hill; 15 grandchildreW) -
and one great grandchild?
He was a member of the Riv
erside Baptist Church, where
funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o’clock,
The pastor, the Rev. Leßoy
Campbell, officiated and burial
was in the church cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd G. White
and son, J. B. Harris, will leave
Monday for their home in Ven
ice, Florida, after spending a
week’s vacation visiting relatives
! and friends in Chowan County, j
FOR SALE l7 ACRES OF
woodland in Tynch Town orv
River Road. Ten acres U
land in Third Township, Cho
wan County. About 8 acres
cleared with frame dwelling
near Cannon’s Ferry. Will,'
sell cheap for quick sale.
Phene Hertford 2221.
SPECIAL NOTICE— If your
town or area does not have a
modern garden type cemetery
with Perpetual Care, and if
you would like information
concerning ownership of such
a project, then write, in con
fidence, to United Cemetery
Consultants, Inc., 307 W. Jones
St., Raleigh, N. C. ltc
FEMALE HELP WANTED—
Woman who can drive ... If
you would enjoy working 3 or
4 hours a day calling regularly
each month on a group of
Studio Girl Cosmetic clients on
a route to be established in
and around Edenton, and are
willing to make light deliv
eries, etc., write to STUDIO
GIRL COSMETICS, Dept.
JYW-32, Glendale, California.
Route will pay up to $5.00 per
AUCTION SALE SADDLE
horses and ponies at auction,
Monday, July 17, at 7 P. M.
Honeycutt Sale Bam, Route*
32, Suffolk, Va. Julyl3tf
SALESMEN WANTED YOU
don’t need to worry about
getting or holding a job witk
your own Rawleigh business
where the more you work the
more you earn. Thousands
prospering every year. Write
at once for more information.
Vacancy in Chowan County.
Rawleigh’s Dept., NCG-210-802,
FOR SALE—ELECTRIC STOVE
and refrigerator in good con
dition. Will sell cheap. Call
3472, Edenton. . .Jultfc
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BULLDOZER WORK LAND
clearing and dirt pushing.
Phone 2956, Clarence Lupton.
FOR QUICK AND EXPERi
service on your radio and
phonogranh, call the Grftrta
Musicenter, phone 2528. W*
carry a complete line of
WATCH REPAIRING JEWEU
ry repairing and engraving . ..
Prompt service. Ross Jeweler*
Phone 3525. tft
PICTURE FRAMING—FOR THI
best In custom U.cture framing
see John R. Lewis at the Eden
ton Furniture Company. Cob**
Dlete line of moulding to chooae
PAINTING & PAPER HANGING •
at reasonable prices; clean
work. Free estimates. Chao.
P. Morgan, phone 2486.
FOR SALE OR RENT—2 AND
3-bedroom houses on mail and
school bus route. Two miles
from Edenton. Amply L. E.
Francis, Route 3, Edenton.
Phone 3472. Marttfc
M. G. BROWN COMPANY NOW
buying logs and tracts of
timber. Highest market prick* '
paid. Phone 3610, Edenton. J
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