[ KNOW rOUR SOCUL SECUR9TT
| John T. Grooms, representative of the Social Security
| Administration, is in Edenton every Thursday at the North
I Carolina Employment Security Commission office in the
I Cilisens Bank Buildino-
Changes in the Social Securi
ty law, signed by President
Kennedy June 30, 1961, are ef
fective with the month of Au
gust, 1961. More than four mil
lion persons are estimated to
benefit from the revisions.
< Included in the changes, which
the President called “financially
sound and socially responsible,”
1. Increasing the minimum
benefit to S4O.
2. Increasing widows’ benefits
by 10 per cent.
3. Lowering the amount of
work-credits needed to become
eligible for benefits.
4. Making old-age benefits
available to men at age 62.
The House Committee on Ways
and Means, reporting on the
Amendments to the Social Se-'
curity law, had said, “The pro
vision of benefits at age 62 for
men will help to alleviate the
hardships faced by that group
of men who, because of ill
health, technological unemploy
ment, or other reasons, find it
impossible to continue working
until they reach 65.”
That Committee estimated that
560,000 persons would get bene
fits under this change during the
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young and, being from a well
to-do Christian home, somewhat
But, having considered that
Mark went wrong, let us now
turn to see how he made good.
Herein can lie hope for us all.
In the first place, he was
willing to try again. After Paul i
and Barnabas had completed !
their long and hazardous mis- i
sionary tour of Asia Minor, they i
returned to Antioch and Jeru
salem and reported to the
churches concerning the success
of their mission.
We can well imagine how j
Mark felt when the group [
reached Jerusalem. To face the 1
friends he had deserted when j
they needed him most must
have been an exceedingly diffi- .
cult undertaking for Mark.
But Mark had matured con
siderably in the interim, for we
do not see him hiding behind j
excuses for his failure. Indeed, 1
having asked for a second;
Chance, and been rebuked and
refused by Paul, he could eas
ily have dismissed the whole j
thing by saying: “Well, at least |
I tried.” Instead, however, we J
find Mark accepting responsibil
ity for himself, and using his,
past failures as incentives sor 1
In the second place, when
jWark Was willing to rise and j
try again, he found that God j,
met him with a friend. Al
though Paul did not want to j
trust Mark again, Barnabas did.
In Barnabas Mary found the
token of God’s forgiveness. And .
here, again, we can find a
parallel to guide our way along j
the path of Christianity. For, !
for all of us who would try j
again, the church is a strong '
and kindly arm around our j
shoulders, and through it we j
can attain the state of Grace !
that Mark later enjoyed. For, |
years later, when Paul had be
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ingredients, prompt precise compounding and prices
that always are fair. Keep in mind, too, that this is a
family pharmacy dedicated to serving vour every naed
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next twelve months.
It is estimated also that one
and a half million widows would
get the increase in the widows’
benefit and that more than two
i million persons would be affect
ed by the increased minimum
Those persons eligible for the
increases will receive them in
their checks early next month,
Mr. John T. Grooms, Field Rep
resentative of the Norfolk, Va.,
office of the Social Security Ad- |
ministration, stated. The in
creases will be made automati
cally, he said, and there is no
need to apply for the increases.
About 160,000 persons who are
not now getting benefits would
become eligible during the next
twelve months under the lower
! work-credit requirement, the re-■
Mr. Grooms said that a num
ber of older persons who had
applied for benefits before, but
who were ineligible because they
or their husbands did not meet
the old requirement, might now
Such people should check
again with their local Social
Security office to see if they
are now eligible, he said.
come the greatest of all Chris
tians, when he was a prisoner in
Rome and death hovered near, (
Paul sent for Mark. At a time
when savage persecution had ,
befallen the church and when .
desertion was thinning the
ranks, Mark stood, in his faith, ]
as solid and enduring as a rock, j
What a lesson for us, here!
(These comments are based oa |
outlines of the International Sun- (
day School Lessons, copyrighteo
by the International Council of
Religious Education, and used
117 Given Old Age :
Assistance In July I c
Mrs. J. H. McMullan, welfare .
superintendent, reports that dur
ing July 117 persons received
old age assistance with $4,370
being distributed. There were ,
23 cases of aid to dependent
children who received $1,636.
Forty-four cases of aid to per
manently and totally disabled !
received $2,198 and 10 aid to .
blind cases received $370.
There were four emergency
cases which required an ex
penditure of $70.97. Other fi
nancial assistance included four
cases hospitalized outside the
county costing $42.60.
Chowan’s Sales Tax
Collections For May
Below Year Ago
According- to "The Retailer,“
published monthly by the North
Carolina Merchants Association,
Chowan County’s sales tax col
lections in May of this year
amounted to $11,773.43. This
compares with $11,730.29 in
April of this year and $12,784.47
in May, 1960.
Gross retail sales in the
county for May, 1961, totaled
$854,963, which compares with
$827,402 in April, 1961, and SBOB.
389 in May, 1960.
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WIDE SPOT IN THE ROAD—No less than 11 railroad cars were pulled by a locomotive
across this natural trestle in Kingdom City, Mo. The roaid bed fell into an abandoned
quarry, leaving a hole ioo feet deep. Nobody knew what happened until alter the train
passed safely over the gap.
Farm Costs Expected
To Rise Again In 1961 j
Increases in taxes, interest
and wage rates will probably re
sult in somewhat higher farm
costs in 1961 than in 1960.
This is the conclusion reached
by Hugh L. Liner, farm man
agement specialist at N. C. State
College, in a mid-year outlook
at North Carolina farm costs.
Here are his other outlook
Feed grain prices are expect
ed to average close to those of:
the past year with a slight in-!
crease in protein and by-product
Prices for feeder cattle should
remain steady with a decline in [
feeder pig prices.
General price increases can be 1
expected for farm machinery,
building materials and other pro
duction items that have high
Fertilizer prices will probab
ly increase slightly.
Prices of farm real estate in
North Carolina dropped 1 per
cent in 1960. An increase of
about 2 per cent is expected,
however, in 1961.
Interest Shown In
Feeding Os Cattle
The North Carolina Cattle
men’s Association in cooperation
with the North Carolina Exten
sion Service and the North Caro
lina Department 6f Agriculture
are concentrating on buyers for
the upcoming Feeder Calf andj
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1 I Yearling Sales in eastern and i
I northeastern North Carolina.
The Executive Committee of
the Feeder Calf Sales ’Commit
tee decided extra effort . should
be placed on contacting prospec
tive buyers in North Carolina
who do a great deal of feeding
or who might be interested in
the feeding of cattle.
Plans are now being formulat
ed for visiting different coun
ties in this area to promote thej
upcoming feeder calf and yearl- 1
ing sales. This eastern area of;
North Carolina was chosen for j
! concentrated effort this yean be
cause of the great potential for I
| James Basnight Dies
i After Year’s Illness
1 James E. Basnight, 69, died
Saturday afternoon at 3:30
o’clock at his home on East!
Church Street after a year’s ill- j
ness. A native of Tyrrell Coun- |
ty, he lived in Edenton 50 years
and was a retired employee of
the Edenton Cotton Mills.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Ida Basnight; two daughters,
Mrs. Selma Lassiter and Mrs.
Ramona Bateman, both of Eden
ton and five grandchildren. He
was a veteran of World War I. i
Funeral services were held
Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock j
at Williford Funeral Home. The
Rev. Carl Hart, pastor of Bai-
Inrd’s Bridge Baptist Church, of
ficiated and burial was in Beav-.
er Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Isaac Voli-1
i va, Robert Smith, Jeppy Boyce,
Thomas Harris, John McClenney
• and Dennis Basnight.
| Miscellaneous Shower
l | For Mrs. Ivey Ward!
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L Mrs. Clarence Chappell, Sr.,
Mrs. Bagger Horton, Mrs. Ran
. dolph Ward and Mrs. Clarence
. Chappell, Jr., entertained at a
. miscellaneous floating shower
j Friday night at the home of Mrs.
: Clarence Chappell, Jr., for Mrs.
• |H. Ivey Ward, a recent bride.
. j The entire house was decorat
led with beautiful pink rosebuds
I cut from Mrs. Chappell’s garden.
The serving table was laid with
a white linen cloth and beauti
fully decorated with burning
tapers and rosebuds. The tiered
[ wedding cake was cut and serv-
I ed by Mrs. Winston Lane, Sr.,
; and Mrs. Clarence Chappell, Jr.
Mrs. Randolph Ward poured
| punch from a crystal punch bowl
and Mrs. Hagger Horton assisted
with serving the salted nuts,
I mints and cheese straws.
Mrs. Louis Winslow welcomed
the guests and introduced them
to the receiving line which con
sisted of the bride and her
mother, Mrs. Novella Bunch, and
i the bridegroom’s mother, Mrs.
Lucy Ward. Miss Lois Violet
Winslow registered the guests
and Miss Louise Chappell pre
sided in the gift room.
Approximately 75 guests call
ed or sent gifts, which were
I gratefully acknowledged by Mrs.
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Washington The Congress
ional legislative program is mov- :
i ing toward completion with a
target date for adjournment set
for the middle of September.
With the passage of the Farm
Bill last week, the Senate i 3
now moving into the debate on
foreign aid. There is every in*
dication that this highly con
troversial measure will encoun
ter a long debate in the Senate.
Appropriation bills for the
Executive departments and agen
cies are being considered al
most daily. Most 6f 'these bills
have already been passed by
the House where all measures
for the appropriation of funds
Aid To Education —One of the
major pieces of legislation be
fore the Congress is the aid to
public education bill, S. 1021.
This measure recently received
an unfavorable report by the
House Rules Committee. This
action is usually tantamount to
the death of a measure, and in
my opinion, federal aid to
schools is dead far this session.
In all likelihood, a separate bill
may be enacted for the contin
uation for federal funds to im
pacted school areas such as
North Carolina’s Fort Bragg dis
Military Preparedness Presi
dent Kennedy’s address to the
nation recently was a very time
ly and sobering message. Dur
ing my service on the Senate
Armed Services Committee since
January, 1955, I have been
preaching the doctrine that the
United States is living in a very
precarious world. The only way
to live in a precarious world is
to lift up our hearts in cour
age and our hands in strength.
In my judgment the nation will
rally to support the President
in whatever efforts may be re
quired to meet the challenge of
world Communism. I have no
doubt that the Congress will
quickly enact the measures 1
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which the President proposed to
.. strengthen the Army, Navy, and
l Air Force, to bolster our stock -
t pile of non-nuclear weapons, and
to increase our civil defense
i against nuclear attack. Prepar
i edness to cope with aggression
will call for sacrifices by all
Americans. The President and
. the Congress should face the is
sue of financing the $3.5 bil
lions in new appropriations to
, meet these commitments by re
ducing our appropriations in the
, field of foreign aid and by cur
tailing non-essential governmen
Offered Safety Tips
By Industry Leader
Now that vacation time is
here thousands of Americans
, will be hitting the back roads
and forest trails seeking suit
able recreation areas in Tar
But before you get off into
unknown areas here are a few
tips that will make your trip
safe and enjoyable. Before you
leave home jot down the make,
model, color and license number
of your car, together with in
formation as to the approximate
area you plan to visit. Leave
this information with a member
of your family or a neighbor
back home. Should an emerg-
Lency arise, getting in touch
with you then will be relatively
It is also wise to notify those
back home should you change
your plans enroute.
If you plan to be away from
your car in the woods, then no
tify the nearest forest ranger,
fire tower, highway patrolman
or farm house, listing the date
you left, your estimated length
of stay and the direction you
have gone. Be sure you carry
a dependable compass, insect re
pellent, food and fresh drinking
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water xor everyone in ywM
These tips were offered to vat
cationists by ft. E. Haynes*
chairman of the North Carolina
Forest Industries Committee am}
senior forester for West Virginia
Pulp & Paper Company of New
Haynes said virtually all fbr
i est Industry tree farms will he
l open to recreationists. The fire
cautions suggested, he said, will
I add forestry crews immeasure
, ably in finding anyone who be
. comes lost or injured while in
| the forest
The industry spokesman point
l ed out that while the primary
purpose of tree farms is produc
tion of wood for man’s use, ree
, reation is one o t their multiple
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i Raleigh The Motor Vehicles
Department’s summary of traffic
deaths through 10 A. M., Mon
day, August 7, follows:
Killed To Date...... .....630
Killed To Date Last Year 661
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