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line XIX. —Number 1.
f Plans Completed For
r, 52 March Os Dimes
bi Chowan County
Wesley Chesson Jr., Is
Now Appointing The
Entire Month Os Janu
ary Will Be Devoted
Wesley Chesson, Jr., Chairman for
the March of Dimes in Chowan Coun
ter, has almost completed plans for
vthe 1962 campaign to raise funds to
4 fight infantile paralysis,
j As in previous years, the princi
f pal means to raise money will be
house-to-house solicitations by a group
of canvassers now being appointed by
Mr. Chesßon. The group of canvass
ers had not been completed Wednes
day morning, but Mr. Chesson will
have .the list in time for publication
next week’s issue of The Herald,
v Miniature have also been
ptysaap-at various business places in
the lKme that many, people will drop
in extra dimes.
Again this year Miss Rebecca Col
well, Chowan County home agent, will
be in charge of the fund raising cam
paign im the rural section. Miss Col
well, through the various home demon-1
stration clubs, has .in past years se-'
eured a substantial contribution to
.the cause and it is believed the club
nrdmen this year will again be a great
East year Chowan County’s contri
butions amounted to $1,487.75, and
while no specific quota has been as
signed to the county, it is hoped this
year’s contributions will be more. The
need is eveh greater this year, so that
all counties are asked to raise more
than they did last year.
■ The March at Dimes will be in
■progress during the entire month of
P&nuaty instead of starting on the
-..MShf jie In former years. This extra
tin* has been added due to the in
(\ creased need for funds.
Mr. Chesson is hopeful that Cho
wan County will raise more than last
year and, therefore, urges everybody
to be as liberal as possible.
Crop Since 1948
North Carolina’s 1951
Crop Is Estimated at
287:5 Million Pounds
Based upon late fall reports from
growers, production of peanuts for
picking and threshing in North Caro
lina is estimated to total 287.5 million
pound for 1951. This compares with
246.1 million pounds harvested last
year and is the largest crop since
1948 when 347 million pounds were
Reports indicate that yields from
this year’s crop will average abont
a 1,250 pounds per acre, the highest
since 1942 when an average yield of
1,255 pounds per acre wag realized.
The State averaged 1.070 pounds per
acre in 1950.
This year’s harvested acreage, cur
rently estimated at 230,000 acres, is
the same as harvested in 1950.
Earl Harrell Family
Moves To New Bern
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harrell and fami
ly early this week moved to New Bern,
where Mr. Harrell has accepted a po
sition with the New Bern Oil and Fer
tilizer Company. Mr. Harrell has been
employed for many years as secre
tary at the Home Feed & Fertilizer
Company in Edenton.
The Harrells sold their home on
West Queen Street to Mrs. Ella Mae
Morgan, who moved in Tuesday. Mr.
and Mrs. Harrell’s address at New
Bern is 1404 National Avenue.
H. J. Lupton New
H. J. Lupton began hi s duties as
Ml Edenton policeman Monday mom
figfifc'hf tMfcjyeek. He succeeds H. E.
i|e, ghb resigned a few weeks ago.
native of Pamlico
»ty, came to Edenton from Ox-
I, Where he was on the police force
three years. Mr. and Mrs. Lupton
living in the Sam Allen house
Pprth Oakum Street and will be
ttip*d *hortly by their daughter, who
THE CHOWAN HERALD
i Scout District Meeting
Will Be Held Tonight
The January meeting of the West
Albemarle District Committee of Boy
Scouts will be held tonight (Thurs
day! at 8 o’clock in the Municipal
Committees are to be set up and the
work schedule for the new year is to
be discussed, so that William A.
Sutherland, field Scout executive, asks
all Scooters to attend tjae meeting.
Former Rector Os
; St Paul's Church
■ Dies Suddenly
L The Rev. Harold W. Gil-|
mer Will Be Buried
Word reached Edenton Monday
morning that the Rev. Harold W.-Gil
mer former rector of St. Paul’s Episco
pal Church, died suddenly at Winston
i Salem Monday morning at 9 o’clock
J as the result of a heart attack.
, Mr. Gilmer’s last active rectorate
, was at St. Paul’s Churoh, where he
; was rector until a few years ago when
he was pensioned due to the manda
tory retirement age.
[ Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.
Ralph T. Warren of Winston-Salem
i and a son, Harold Gilmer, Jr., a mem
ber of the faculty of the University
; of Michigan; two brothers, Dr. Paul
i Gilmer of Hyattesville, Md., and Carl
Rex Gilmer of Grand View, Washing
ton; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Gilmer of
1 Salina, Kansas, and Miss Mildred
i Gilmer of Grand View, Washington.
Two grandchildren also survive.
The body arrived in Edenton Tues
day, where it will remain until 11
o’clock this (Thursday) morning,
; when funeral services will be held in
St. Paul’s Church. Bishop Thomas D.
Wright of Wilmington and the Rev.
Gordon Bennett, rector of St. Paul’s
Church, will officiate. Interment will
be made in St. Paul’s Churchyard.
He was a member of Unanimity
I Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M. of Eden
The body will lie in sate in St.
Paul’s Church from 10 to 11 o’clock
this (Thursday) morning.
Popular Couple Marriet
50 Years On Tuesday
Os This Week
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Rawlinson on
Tuesday celebrated their golden wed
ding anniversary, when the popular
couple was host to a large number
of friends at their home from 4 to 6
o’clock in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Rawlinson were mar
ried January 1, 1902 at the Presby
terian Church at Tweedmouth, Ber
wick-on-Tweed, England, soy the Rev.
In September of 1906, the couple
came to Edenton, where Mr. Rawlin
son farmed until 1920, when he entered
the postal service and was a city mail
carrier until the week before Christ
mas, 1945, when he retired. He i 3
now employed at the Halsey Hardwood
Company. The couple have one daugh
ter, Mrs. William O. Elliott, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Rawlinson and Mr. and
Mrs. W. O. Elliott, Jr., greeted the
large number of friends who called
during the afternoon to extend con
gratulations. Refreshments were ser
New Group Officers
At a recent meeting held here of
the Northeastern Optometric Society,
Dr. Julian W. Selig, Elizabeth City,
and Dr. B. W. Cutler, Plymouth, was
elected president and secretary re
spectively for the year 1952. They
succeed Dr. A. F. Downum, Edenton
and Dr. 0. W. Pittman, Ahoskie.
The Northern Optometric Society in
cludes optometrists in Ahoskie, Eden
ton, Elizabeth City, Washington, Ply
mouth, William ston, Windsor, Manteo,
Edenton, Chowan Carolina, Thursday,January3,l9s2 =
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5 * r. WINNING BATTLE PHOTO—This picture entitled “For
A Comrade” by Sgt. 1/Cl. A1 Chang took first place in a recent
exhibition of Korean combat photography. A grief stricken American
miantryman whose buddy had been killed in action is comforted by
another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out
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Feast Os Lights Will
> Be Celebrated In St
PauTs Sunday Night
Commemoration Os Epi
phany Will Be Cele
brated At 7 O’clock
Sunday evening, January 6th, at 7
] o’clock in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
■ will be held the Feast of Lights story
commemorating the Epiphany.
1 The celebration on Epiphany is
* much older than the Christmas cele
brations we now have on December
25. The Epiphany represents the
manifestation of Christ to the world
both Jewish and Gentile. On this day
the Wise Men or the Magi found our
Savior cradled in Bethlehem after
their search which lasted a number of
days. They brought their gifts to
him and from their act of love and
devotion wd' ow present gifts to each
' other on Onristmas Day rather than
i on the Epiphany. In many countries
gifts are given on the Epiphany in
stead of Christmas.
Sunday evening each person attend-'
ing the service will be given a candle.
After evening prayer the church will
be in complete darkness, then begins
the story of the Light of the World.
“We will see the light go from the
Christ candle throughout the entire
church,” says the rector, the Rev.
Gordon Bennett. “This is a most im
pressive service and one of the most
beautiful in the Christian year.”
Those who attend the service will
leave the service with a lighted candle
■ representing the fact that Christ
: dwells in their home. It is customary
to take this candle to one’s home and
let it burn until the candle is con
“We extend a most cordial invita
tion to all people to attend this service
with us,” says Mr. Bennett. “'We have
1 set the hour at 7 o’clock in order that
children may participate in this ser
Tour Os New School
Feature PTA Meeting
Meeting In New Higl
School Next Tuesday
A tour of the new high school build
ing will feature the January meeting
of the Edenton Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation to be held Tuesday night, Jan
uary 8, at 7:30 o’clock. 'Students of
the school will serve as guides, and
refreshments will be served in the
school lunch room by members of the
association’s social committee.
Mrs. J. O. Powers, program chair
man, has arranged the following pro
Devotional by the Rev. Gordon Ben
nett. Talk by Superintendent John A.
Holmes. 'Songs by Norman Leonard,
accompanied at the piano by Miss
Mrs. Erie Haste, president, urges
all members to be present for this
meeting and extends 4 cordial invi
tation to all the patrons of the school
BIBLE CLASS MEETING
The Young Woman’s Bible Class of
the Edenton Baptist Church will meet
Tuesday night at the church at 7#o
o’clock. Mrs. Wallace Goodwin, the
president, urges all members to at
LIONS WILL MEET MONDAY
Edenton’s Lions Club will go baq)c
on regular schedule Monday night fol
lowing holiday interruptions. The
meeting will begin at 7 o’clock.
Town Os Edenton
Pleasing To Mayor
I During Holidays
■ Chief Executive Praises
Work of Various De
Mayor Leroy Haskett desires it to
t be known that he is very proud of
the services rendered by the various
departments of the town and the peo
' pie in general, so that he wrote the
following letter to The Herald:
' “To the people of the Town of
Edenton and co-workers associated
with the town:
“This is to say that on, Christmas
[ day I made my usual check of the
, town and found without exception a
very neat and clean town. Every
J business house and residence was clean
1 and trash containers taken in. To tell
the truth, it made me happy to be the
; mayor of such an attractive town. I
1 visited a number of towns during the
holidays and found no town as clean
r and attractive as Edenton.
“The Street Department, of which
Frank Hughes is superintendent, de
, serves a big hand from us all. I know
that the street department trucks were
cleaning up trash on Christmas eve
after 11 o’clock in order to have a
clean town for Christmas day.
“Our Police Department did a very
; nice job, too, in assisting our mer
chants with their problems. Police
. are anxious to assist in keeping peo
i pie out of trouble and assisting them.
; Very few arrests were made during
the holidays. The Edenton Police De
: partment wants to be a friend to
everyone and a friendly department
rendering service to the town.
“Our Fire Department did a bang
up job in working over toys for those
! not so fortunate to have new toys
for Christmas. They answered very
few calls during the holidays. We
have a very efficient Fire Department
under Cap’n R. K. Hall, who has ser
ved as chief for so many years, so
that our fire loss has been very low,
much to our delight.
“The Town Office has three persons
who are also doing a splendid job in
their respective positions, and are al
ways anxious to be of service to the
people of the town.
“To tell the truth we all should be
very proud of the Town’s employees
and to be associated with the Town of
Edenton is an honor to anyone, and
I consider it so.”
Poinsettia Plants Can
Be Saved For Next Year
Professor Robert Schmidt of the
Horticulture Department at N. C.
State College gives the following sug
gestions for keeping a iPoinsetta plant
until next season:
After its usefulness is over, place
it in the basement or some dry place
where it won’t freeze. Don’t water
it—or if so, only slightly—and let the
soil dry up.
'Next May bring the plant out, cut
the stem back about two-thirds, wash
the old soil off the roots, and re-pot
in new soil. From then on handle it
like any other pot plant. Softwood
cuttings taken in July and rooted will
give you good Christmas bloom.
Fire Inspection Will
Be Held Next Week
Fire Chief R. K. Hall informed The
Herald early this week that, his health
permitting, he will conduct a fire in
spection in the business section next
week. In view of the inspection, Mr.
Hall urges all merchants to clean up
paper and other accumulation over the
Christmas holidays, which cause a fire
School Used First
Time On Wednesday
Presbyterian Speaker |
■ ArrjlliliP ' '*
REV. THOMAS H. McDILL, JR.
During the next 10 weeks the
i Rev. Thomas H. McDill, Jr., of
Columbia Theological Seminary
in Decatur, Ga., will speak on the
radio for the Protestant Hour each
15.6 Miles Os Road
Paved In Chowan
Total Os 77j*Miles Com
pleted In First Dis
trict In Month
The State Highway Commission
completed 15.6 miles of new grading
and paving in Chowan County in No
vember, Chairman H. W. Jordan re
The newly-surfaced roads are:
From Tyner via Cisco and Mavaton
to N. C. 32, 4.9 miles; from N. C.
32 one mile northwest of Edenton west
to Pollock Swamp Bridge, 2.2 miles;
from the Edenton-Macedonia road 0.8
mile south of Macedonia south to U. S.
17, 2.6 miles; from N. C. 37 north to
ward Hobbsville to the Gates County
line, 2 miles; from N. C. 32 at Small’s
Cross Roads 0.7 mile on the Rocky
Hock road, 0.7 mile; and from N. C.
32 via Ryland to end of nine foot pave
ment, 3.2 miles.
The First Highway Division brought
a total of 77.3 miles of road work
to completion during November,
Chairman Jordan announced.
Silver Star Awarded
To Capt Whichard
Local Man Honored For
Courage In Korean
The Silver Star, the nation’s third
highest combat decoration, recently
was awarded to Capt. William A.
Whichard of Edenton, for gallantry in
Captain Whichard won the decora
tion while serving with the 3rd Di
vision’s 7th Infantry Regiment last
According to the citation, Captain
Whichard was leading his platoon in
an assault on enemy positions near
Sobangsan when fierce fire from the
Red positions halted them.
'Captain Whichard quickly organized
his platoon for defensive fire, moving
about in full view of the enemy to do
so. Later he organized litter teams
and led them to the rear as they
evacuated the wounded.
“The courage and inspirational gal
lantry exhibited by Captain Whichard
•on this occasion reflect the highest
credit upon himself and the military
service,” the citation concludes.
Captain Whichard has also been
awarded the Bronze Star Medal with
“V” device for heroism.
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenbon’s Rotary Club will meet
today (Thursday) at 1 o'clock in the
Parish House. 'President J. L. Chest
nutt urges every Rotarian to attend.
The program will be in charge of
W. B. Rosevear, who asks each Ro
tarian to wear the loudest necktie re
ceived as a Christmas present.
$2.00 Per Year.
About 400 Students Are
Transferred to Hicks
Classes Held While Fin
ishing Touches Are
The familiar ring 0 f school bells
summoned back to local educational
building the boys and girls of Eden
ton and Chowan County Wednesday
morning, ending a two-week Christmas
vacation, but for some 400 students
of junior and senior high school, it
will mark the beginning of a new era
in their school year.
For these nearly 400 students, the
ringing of the school bells at 8:30
was a different Sound. They had the
pleasure of spending their first day
in the new $350,000 modern school
building on North Broad Street.
The new building, begun nearly two
years ago, is nearing the end of the
building trail and th e students moved
in Wednesday morning. They spent
a short session Wednesday in becom
ing acquainted with the wonders of
this 50-plus room modern building—a
building that marks the beginning of
a new era in education here. As for
school work Wednesday, it consisted
of receiving assignments for the next
day. Wednesday was “inspection and
get-acquainted ” day.
1 The new building hasn’t been fully
completed as yet. Although work is
still going on in putting the finishing
touches on the building and particular
• ly in the magnificient gymnasium, the
building is ready for occupancy for all
practcal purposes. Ready or not, the
students were there Wednesday morn
On inspecting this new building, one
; marvels at its wonders. Accustomed
. to the old building, which was erected
in the mid 20’s, and had become too
crowded, students and citizens alike
will welcome this new building. The
new school, it will house junior and
senior high school students only, is
well-planned, well-constructed and is
equipped with many nice rooms, furn
ishings and other conveniences. It has
in it the space for the expansion of
education here and already there are
several new courses that are expected
to be introduced in the local school
in the near future.
The first floor of the new building,
will house nine class rooms. Like
all the class rooms in the new build
ing, they are spacious, well-lighted,
well-heated and ventilated. There is
an administration suite of four of
fices, a modem cafeteria* clinic room,
homemaking department, several sup
ply rooms, plus boiler and fuel rooms.
The vocational department is compact.
None of the rooms have the familiar
“cloakroom.” Replacing this will be
individual lockers set in the recesses
of the wide hall. Adequate rest room
facilities abound in this new build
ing, upstairs and down, for students
, and teachers alike.
The second floor has eight more
classrooms, a spacious and well-ap
pointed library, rooms for audio visual
training and student activity, quarters
for the custodian, several supply
rooms and individual lockers.
The industrial arts department, lo
cated in the rear of the building, is
an exceptionally fine department that
is spacious, yet compast. It contains
an office, mechanical drawing room,
conference room, dressing room, sup
ply room an da huge workshop. The
facilities here will allow for expan
sion in this department and already
mentioned in the addition of welding,
; painting and auto mechanics .
, The new gymnasium is in itself a
wonder. Long needed here, it will be
welcomed by students and non-stu
| dents alike. It contains a large floor
space, high-pitched ceiling, and will
1 be equipped with fold-away bleachers
’ that will seat a large crowd comfort
ably, plus an electric clock and score
board. There are four locker rooms,
| storage room, office and ticket booth
‘ with adequate rest room facilities for
' players and fans,
r The school is conveniently located
for all physical education activities
1 and sports events. The gym is adjac
-1 ent to the field house of Hicks Field
and there is a large playground area
at the rear of the school, a portion
of which is already equipped with
lights for softball and midget base
5 The front campus of the school will
■ be landscaped and in due time will add
greatly to the beauty of the build
Though the new building will house
■ just the students of junior and senior
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