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Volume XlX.—Number Hi
Crops Harvested On
Chowan Farms 39%
Os Total Acreage
Cotton Acreage In 195!
35 Per Cent Above
Information Is Released
By Crop Reporting
According to the N. C. and HI. S.
Departments of Agriculture Crop re
porting service, crops were harvest
ed in 1951 from 39 per cent of the
86,17® acres in Chowan County farms.
The preliminary summary of the 1952
Farm Census Survey , shows crops
were harvested from 33,699 acres, 1,-
666 acres were idle cropland, 1,885
acres improved pasture and 777 acres
other pasture. The other 48 689 acres
of farm land was wooded, waste,
Cotton acreage in 11951 was almost
35 per cent above the 1950 acreage
harvested, and soybean acreage was
up 53 per cent from the preceding
year. Corn and peanuts were still the
major crops, however, representing
40 and 23 per cent respectively of all
crops harvested. 'Chowan County farm
ers also report they increased the
number of beef cows and heifers 81
per cent between January 1, 1951 to
The following information in the re
port was contributed toy farmers to
the County Commissioners through
their farm census supervisors and
township listers during January. The
information on crops is for the year
Farm land three acres and over,
Harvested crop land, 33,699 acres.
Idle crop land, 1,665 acres.
Improved pastures, 1885 acres.
All other pasture land, 777 acres.
All other land, 48,68jLa££ps. , .
Com harvested, 13,434 acres.
Cotton harvested, 3,090 acres.
Tobacco harvested, 870 acres.
Peanuts grown alone, 7,956 acres.
'Wheat harvested, 48 acres.
Oats harvested, 14 acres.
All other small grains harvested,
Soybeans, alone for beans, 4,832
Soybeans, grown with Other crops,
Soybean and cowpea hay harvested,
All other hays, 23 acres.
Irish potatoes, 58 acres.
Sweet potatoes, 228 acres.
Other vegetables, for sale, 2,515
Commercial fertilizers, 7,778 tons.
Sows and gilts, December to June
Cows and heifers kept mainly for
'Cows, and heifers kept mainly for
beef, 540. I
Hens and pullets, 33,334.
Tractors usable on farms, 513.
All people on farms, 5,426.
Lupton Is President
Os State ABC Group
Elected at Meeting Held
Last Week at More
Edenton and Hector Lupton in par
ticular were signally honored last
week in Morehead City, when Mr. Lup
ton was elected president of the North
Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control
Association. Mr. Lupton, who was
vice president last year, succeeds Sam
Alford of Henderson. Judge Allen
Dunn of Rowan County was elected
vice president and J. Lloyd Britt of
Asheville was re-elected secretary
Lupton’* election to the presidency
is the second time Edenton furnished
a president since the association was
formed in 1938. Hie late Millard F.
Bond, Jr., was the other president.
A mass meeting of d interest
ed baseball fans has been called
for tonight (Thursday) at 8
o’clock in the Court Home.
Attendance on the pert of local
fans is of no little concern to
club officials, and in order to con
tinue as a member of the Coastal
Plain League some steps will be
considered to improve the local
requested to sttend the mooting.
j Polio Chairman |
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GEORGE S. TWIDDY
Yielding to an appeal for a
March of Dimas Chairman for
Chowan County in the 1953 March
of Dimes, George S. Twiddy re
cently accepted the chairmanship.
The drive will be held during
January of next year.
liters Planning To
Attend Conference In
Edenton June 26 To 28
Exclusive Meeting Will
Include About 26 Pro
Wilborne Harrell was this week no
tified by Richard Walser of Raleigh,
chairman of the arrangements com
mittee for the North Carolina Writ
ers’ Conference to be held in Eden
ton June 26, 27 and 28, that about 26
or 27 prominent writers will attend.
Among those who have already
made plans to attend are the follow
Mr. and Mrs. Corydon Bell, Sap
phire, juvenile books; Holley Mack
Bell, Charlotte, short stories; Mebane
Holoman Burgwyn, Jackson, novels;
Philip Clark, Swannanoa, short
stories; Elizabeth Boatwright Coker,
Hartsville, S. C., novels; Burke David,
Greensboro, novels; A. T. Dill, Jr.,
New Bern, historical writings; Inglis
Fletcher, Edenton, historical novels;
Harry Golden, Charlotte, social works;
Charlotte Hilton Green, Raleigh, na
turalist; Frank Borden Hanes, 'Wins
ton-Salem, poetry; John Harden,
Greensboro, short stories; (Bernice
Kelly Harris, Seaboard, novels; Le-
Gette Blythe, Huntersville, biog
raphies; Bernadette Hoyle, iSmithfield,
journalist; Margarette Wood Smeth
urst, -Raleigh, journalist; Walter
Spearman, Chapel (Hill, criticism;
Thad Stem, Jr., Oxford, poetry; David
Stick, Kitty Hawk, "Graveyard of the
Atlantic”; James Street, Chapel Hill
novels; Richard Walser, Raleigh, cri
ticism; William T. Polk, Greensboro,
Not heard from yet, but expected
to attend are Paul Green, Noel Hous
ton, Sam Ragan and possibly several
others. Special guests from Edenton
are Mrs. Duncan Wales, Mrs. Ruth
Vail and Wilborne Harrell.
The conference will be open only to
those who have been invited, which
will make it rather exclusive.
Sidney Campen, Jr.,
At Camp Darden
Sidney Campen, Jr., left Friday for
Camp Darden at Sedley, Va. He will
remain in the Boy Scout camp for
nine weeks, where he is serving on
the waterfront staff.
Nert week eight local Boy Scouts'
will leave for Camp Darden to spend
two weeks and the following week
> 26 boys are planning to go to the
camp for one week. *
Center Hill Awarded
The Center Hill community has been
awarded a certificate of recognition
for outstanding achievements in high
way safety for 1981.
The award was presented by Mrs.
Alice E. Futrell of Hertford, field
representative of the Highway Safety
'Edenton, Chowan County, North Caroliha, Thursday, June 19,1952.
Group Os Baptist
Youngsters Plan To
About 35 Will Leave on
Monday For Week at
A group of some 36 happy and ex
cited young people, members of the
Training Union of the Baptist Church,
are now busily engaged in making last
minute preparations for the coveted
trip to the State Training Union Con- 1
vention at the Caswell Baptist As
sembly Grounds which is the well
known Fort Caswell property near
Southport, N. C.
Twenty-eight of these young people
form the Junior Choir which will par
ticipate in the state-wide Hymn Festi
val during the convention. 'Seven of
the group will participate in the state
wide Junior Memory Work Drill. The
group will spend the entire week of
June 23-28 at the assembly and will
attend classes of instruction and guid
ance each morning; worship services
each night and each afternoon will
be devoted to rest, fun and various
types of recreation including a dip in
This large group is entitled to the
trip because of unusual achievement
and a very remarkable record by the
choir in the associational and regional
Hymn Festivals and the Memory
Work participants in the associational
and regional Memory Work Drills.
Both groups have made enviable rec
ords and the church is proud to send
them to not only represent the church
but also other churches of the Chowan
and West Chowan Associations. The
group is happy to have five memory
work participants from the Rocky
Hock Church join them and unite
with the group for the week.
Those making the trip are: Choir
members—Priscilla Bunch, Karen Hol
lowell, Millie Willis, Judy Elliott, Ara
minta Hobbs, Peggy Elliott, Brenda
Mooney, Patricia Bunch, Janet Bunch,
Linda Leary, Betsy Ashley, Frances
Boyce, Sandra Boyce, Rosa Hollowell,
Ruth Stokely, Pat Partin, Ruth White,
Faye Haste, Madeline Russell, Ann
Taylor, Beverly Conn, Estelle Stal
lings, Estelle Perry, Ann Braswell,
Peggy Halsey, Yvonne Williams, San
dra White, Jimmie Cozzens and Har
Junior Memory Work participants—
Linda Leary, Janet Bunch, Sandra
White, Patricia Bunch, Clyde Cobb,
Edwin Byrum, Billy Bunch and non
participant, Bruce White, Jr.
Memory Work participants from
Rocky Hock Church are Ruth Leary,
Emily Leary, Carolyn Layton, Gerald
The group will be chaperoned by
Mrs. Lena M. Leary, Miss Mildred
Munden, Mrs. Haywood Bunch, Miss
Mary Ann Elliott and Miss Beulah
Evans from the Rocky Hock Church.
They will leave by chartered bus at
7 o’clock on Monday morning and
will return Saturday night.
New Combine At
Webb Farm June 24
Affair Is Sponsored By
Edenton Tractor and
Sponsored by the Edenton Tractor
& Equipment Company, a combine
demonstration will be held on the
Jack Webb farm Tuesday afternoon,
June 24, at 1 o’clock.
In the demonstration the original
Auger Type Combine will be used
showing the advantages of this ma
chine. The public is cordially invited
to attend this demonstration. Those
who attend are advised to turn left at
the first lane after passing over
Blount’s Creek bridge.
Quinn Cooking School
Will Terminate Today
Final session of a General Electric
cooking school sponsored by the Quinn
Furniture Company will be held this
(Thursday) afternoon at 3 o’clock
at their store. Sessions were held
Tuesday and Wednesday, when Mrs.
Mary Peyton Boan gave demonstra
tions of cooking with various Gen
eral Electric appliances.
The school has attracted quite a
few .women, all of whom were very
much impressed. A prize was award
ed at the two sessions already held
and another prize will be given at to
ROTARY MEETS TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet in
the Parish House today (Thursday) at
1 o’clock. President J. L. Obestnutt
urges every member of the club to
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Edenton Colonials In
Third Place Position
10 Coastal Plain Race
Local Outfit Hang Up
Five Straight Wins
j STANDING OE ICLUBS
(As of Wednesday)
) iW L Pet.
Kinston 30 17 .638
Wilson 30 18 .625
Edenton 25 22 .532
Roiky Mount 24 24 .500
Nek Bern 22 24 .478
Go|dsboro 20 26 .435
Tajjboro 19 27 .413
Roanoke Rapids 17 29 .370
ginning five of seven games played
during the week, Edenton’s Colonials,
as pf Wednesday morning, was occu
pying third place in the Coastal Plain
Le4gue. Wednesday of last week the
Colonials split a doubleheader and
west on to win five straight games
until dropping a close contest to
Mount on 'Hicks Field Monday
night 5 to 4.
The game scheduled at Wilson Tues
day night was called off on account
Home games this week are: 'Kin
ston Friday night, Rocky (Mount Sun
day afternoon, Roanoke Rapids Tues
Edenton 4-1, Tarboro 6-0
On Wednesday night of last week
on Hicks Field the Colonials split
in a double bill with Tarboro. The
first game of seven innings was won
by Tarboro 6 to 4.
The visitors scored half of their
runs in the first inning on one hit and
two errors and in the second Lapa
derlp. visiting moundsman got in
trouble when he walked Spindler and
Horton and then hit Mauney. White
then walked forcing in a run. At this
poipt Kunze went in the box and
Evajns was safe on an error which
allowed two more rung to be scored
and -tied the count 3-3 . Tarbori went
in the lead in the fourth when Pavuk
hit h home run and then added two
moife. in the seventh on one hit and
Ronnie White started on the mound
for Edenton, but was relieved by Tom
my Reeves in the seventh. Both teams
committed several errors, with the
Colonials scoring their four runs on
only two hits, one a double by Evans
and a single by Willard. j
In the second game Monk Raines
and Phillips engaged in a pitchers’
duel with the Edenton hurler having
a little better of the argument. The
Colonials won by a score of 1-0.
Raines was in splendid form, al
lowing only five scattered hits and
fanned 14 Tarboro batters. Phillips
gave up only eight hits, with the win
ning run coming in the fourth when
Spindler singled and scored on Grif
fin’s single. Griffin made three of the
Colonials’ eight hits off Phillips, with
Willard following with two hits.
Edenton 7, Tarboro 2
In Tarboro Thursday night the Co
lonials won by a score of 7 to 2.
Stoudemire started on the mound
for Edenton, but was relieved by (Sha
hid in the fourth after he allowed only
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County Music Club
Will Meet June 26th
Anyone Who Is Interest
ed In Music Is Invited
Tho Chowan County iMusic Club will
meet in the Chowan Community
(Building at Cross Roads Thursday af
ternoon, June 26, at 3 o’clock. This
group includes Home Demonstration
Club music leaders, members of rural
church choirs and anyone else who
is interected in music.
The subject for this meeting will be
“Improving Vocal Tone Production.”
Mrs. Wallace Goodwin, County Music
Chairman, urges men and women, and
older girls and boys from every com
munity to attend this meeting,
Bible School Goses
Almost 50 boys and girls were en
rolled in the Methodist vacation Bible
School which closed (Friday. During
the sessions classes were held for be
ginners, (primary and intermediate
children, with the following teachers
serving: Mrs. Jesse iSwinson, Mrs.
Ruth Miles, Mrs. J. H. Thigpen, Mrs.
Ben Perry, Miss Linda Dewnum, Miss
Christine Brown,, Mrs. S. Hanson, Mrs.
E. B. Edwards, Miss Theda Goodwin
and Miss Margaret Griffin. Misls Jack
ie Wallace served as pianist for the
Mrs. Roy Hassell was in charge of
the school and presented exercises
Sunday morning at the Church School.
Chowan County Tax
Rate Maintained At
$1.53 For New Year
Between the two games of
baseball played Wednesday night
on Hicks Field, Miss Dorothy
Henninger was named “Miss
Edenton” and will represent the
Edenton Colonials in a contest to
choose “Miss Coastal Plain.”
Miss Henninger won over two
other contestants, Miss Edna Bos
well and Miss Betty Rowell.
At a date to be announced, the <
winners from each entry in the i
Coastal Plain will appear at Hicks 1
Field as well as at each of the i
towns in the circuit in order to be i
judged for the honor. :
There is a probability that Miss i
LuLong Ogburn, “Miss North 1
Carolina”, will be one of the s
Scouts Enjoy Tour ;
Os Edenton Marine•
Corps Landing Field j
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One Hundred Boys Are*
Thrilled By Plane
One hundred Boy Scouts, represent-
, ing seven troops, were conducted on
a special tour of Marine Auxiliary j
Landing Field, Edenton, Thursday, ■)
! June 12th. The Scouts, representing (
[ the West Albemarle District, thrilled ,
■ to the rumble of jet engines and the (
: flights of F4U piston engine “Cor-
, sairs” circling the sky. ,
1 Boys from Edenton, Hertford, Sun
bury, Gatesville and Durants Neck j
l were introduced to the intricate op- i
erations of a Marine Air Station, by J
i pilots of Marine Aircraft Group Elev- (
i en. 'Small sections of the Scout group, i
each led by officers, visited the opera
tions tower, hangar, flight line, and i
examined individual F9F “Panther” i
i and F2H “•Banshee” jets and conven- j
1 tional type planes. j
During the tour, which lasted from 1
' 10:30 until 3:30 in the afternoon, the ]
Scouts also took a dip in the spacious :
combat pool at the station and saw i
■ a Marine Corps training film. !
The tour was arranged by MAG-11 '
Special Services, with First Lieu
-1 tenant Graham F. Langley in charge, <
and Sidney S. Campen, chairman of <
the district camping and activities I
1 committee. J
George S. Twiddy Is
Chairman For March
Os Dimes For 1953
. Accepts Local Appoint-
I ment After Visit Os
George S. Twiddy has consented
to serve as chairman for the 1953
March of Dimes campaign in Cho
wan County, which will be held as
usual during the month of January. '
Mr. Twiddy was contacted recently 1
r by J. Edwin Bufflap, chairman of the •
' Chowan County Chapter of the Nat- •
1 ional Foundation for Infantile Paral- 1
‘ ysis, and Mrs. Phillips Russell of
Chapel Hill, director of organization |
’ for North Carolina’s March of Dimes, ,
who was in Edenton.
| The appointment has been filled •
earlier than in previous years and ‘
: both Mrs. Russell and Mr. Bufflap are J
1 of the belief that Mr. Twiddy will
’ make a splendid chairman. The 1
March of Dimes chairmanship usual
ly changes each year, and the appoint- 1
ment so far in advance will provide 1
. plenty of time for organization for the ’
’ drive. The chairman for the 1952 ■
■ March of Dimes was Wesley Chesson,
; Very Important Red
1 Men Meeting Monday
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, I. D. R. M., ;
i will hold a very important meeting
. next 'Monday night, June 23, at which
i every member is especially urged to
t A matter of vital importance to the
tribe will be presented, so that the
( sachem, E. G. Williford, is asking ,
i every member to make a special es
. fort to he present.
$2.00 Per Year.
Budget Adopted at Spe
cial Meeting Monday
APPROVED JULY 7
Figures Juggled In Or
der to Prevent an
Meeting in special session Mon
day morning Chowan County Com
missioners adopted the county budget
for the fiscal year 1952-53. With a
mass of figures in their laps, it first
appeared that the tax rate for the
year would have to be increased, but
after some juggling and shaving of
figures they were able to maintain the
same rate as last year—.sl.s3 on the
SIOO property valuation. The rate
is based on property valuation of $lO,-
While the Commissioners adopted
the budget Monday, it will remain
open to be officially approved at the
July 7 meeting.
Os the $1.53 tar rate the major por
tion is a 69-cent levy for schools, while
51 cents is required for bonds, 15 cents
for the general county fund, 10 cents
for health, and 8 cents for social se
For the year requirements to pay
off bonds is anticipated at $53,104.60.
For general county purposes $58,-
600 is appropriated, of which amount
$52,850 is anticipated from earnings
of the Chowan ABC store, leaving
$15,750 to be raised from taxation.
General assistance and hospitaliza
tion is calculated to need $3,384 for
the former and SIO,OOO for the latter
or a total of $13,384. There is a bal
ance of $9,000 in this fund and the
deficit of $4,384 is earmarked to come
from ABC earnings, so that no levy is
necessary for charity.
For health work the budget calls
for an expenditure of $9,884, of which
$8,419 is for the district and $1,465
for the county. This appropriation
calls for a 10-cent slice of the $1.53
The amount necessary for schools
is $91,221.13, of which'525,991.13 is
for the county administrative unit and
$65,230 for the Edenton unit. An
income of $20,000 is anticipated from
fines, forfeitures, penalties, dog and
poll taxes, plus an unexpended bal
ance of $3,000 in the county unit and
SI,OOO in the Edenton unit, so that
$71,221.13 must be raised by taxes,
which takes 69 cents of the $1.53 rate.
For social security, which includes
old age assistance, aid to dependent
children and administration, a total of
$72,334.80 is appropriated. State and
federal grants amount to $58,971, so
that the balance to be raised is $13,-
363.80. There is an unexpended bal
ance of $3,000 for old age assistance
and $2,000 for aid to dependent chil
dren, so that $8,363.80 must be raised
by taxes or eights cents of the rate.
Lions Propose To
Buy Hospital Beds
Project Considered at
Club’s Meeting Mon
At Monday night’s Lions Club meet
ing the club came up with another
building project which, if carried out
as hoped for, (will exemplify its de
sire for community betterment and
The club ds examining the possibili
ty of purchasing several hospital beds
to aid in the care of indigent pat
ients. There is also the chance of
an alternate plan of buying a wheel
chair for the same purpose or even
both plans may be ultimately adopted.
Several Lions were presented Per
fect Attendance buttons.
At the next meeting, July 7, the
club will have installation of officers
and hopes to have an interesting out?
of-town speaker for the occasion. A
full attendance is hoped for to start
the new fiscal year right.
Baptist Bible School
Has Closing Exercises
Closing exercises of the Baptist
daily vacation Bible School were held
in the Church Sunday night. Close to
100 pupils were enrolled in the school
which was in progress two weeks in
cooperation with the Presbyterian
The school was under the direction
of Mrs. C. T. Doughtie and the pro
gram presented Sunday night reflect
ed worthwhile work on the part of
teachers and pupils.