Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, March 14, 1957, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

fl ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN 1 CHOWAN COUNTY Volupie XXTV.—Number 11. 98 Citizens Will Decide Extension E'denton’s Limits '"■> ■ - i Election Scheduled to Be Held *ln Municipal Building Saturday, March 16 With Polls Open From 6:30 A. M. to 6:30 P. M. Whether or not Edenton’s city limits will be extended south along U. S. Highway 17 will be determined Saturday, M&rch 16, when a special election will be held tb determine the proposition. Saturday, March 2, was the last opportunity for voters to register for the election and 98 voters have qualified to cast a ballot for or against the extension. Hie Noting iplace will be at the Municipal Building in Edenton and ballots may be cast from 6:30 A. M. to 6:30 P. M. Mrs. George Hoskins is registrar for the election and J. Frank White and Mrs. A. E. Jenkins will serve as judges of election. The general opinion is that the majority of voters will be cast in favor of the annexation in view of the added advant- -' ages the area will realize if taken within the corporate limits of Edenton. Conservation Posters Will Be Judged Friday, April sth Chowan Winners Will Enter District Con test April 12 Students of the fourth, fifth and sixth grades ih Chowan County are busy now preparing their conserva-! Hon posters. These posters will bej displayed and judged at the Eden- j toil Elementary School Friday,! April 6, at 1 o’clock. The posters can be about the conservation of any of our natural resources: Soil, Water, forest, wildlife, minerals, etc. Judsyng JfciUjljfeftlullffw, the con servation ri^a’taTiirM^M-^nists nallfy, artfttlc Ability and neatness, mdth the most points on how the conservation idea is presented. Judges for the county contest will be agricultural workers from near by counties. Prizes for the first place and sec ond place winner in each of the three grades in the county contest will be ten dollars and five dollars respectively. These prizes are con tributed by the Chowan County Soil Conservation supervisors, L. C, Bunch, J. A. Webb, Jr., and R. H. Hollowell. Winhers in the county contest will enter their posters in the Al-I bemarle Soil Conservation District contest at Elizabeth City on Friday, April 12. The district, contest is sponsored by the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce. Winding posters from foe five counties of Chowan, Currituck, Perquimans, Pasquotank and Camden will be judged and prizes will he given to the first and second place posters ip eaeft grades in the contest. Flalis Made For Easter Sunrise OiurbhServices Churches Will Divide , . So More People | Can Attend '■ An annual Easter sunrise service for some of the churches of Cho wan County has been announced by the Rev. Henry V, Napier, pastor pf the Center HfiJ Baptist Church, who is publicity chairman for the «erv,e, Napier states that for this year foe churches in tlie county are dividing so that mote people will THE CHOWAN HERALD f Dues Past Due |. N ; Mrs. J. Clarence Leary, member-j ship chairman of the Chowan Hos- i pita! Auxiliary, calls attention (o I the fact that dues in the Auxiliary 'j are now past due. She urges all j members to pay at once and, of ,' course, extends an invitation to oth i era to join the Auxiliary. “The money is very much need ’ ed and is used for hospital improve ’ ments.’’ says Mrs. Leary, who will be glad to call and pick up any duesJf tußuesfod. . John A. Holmes Speaks AtMeeting Os Woman’s Club Discusses Subject ofi Christian Education In the Home t A talk on “Christian Education in j the Home,” by John A. Holmes, Su- I perintendent of City Schools, fea jtured the religious theme meeting of the Edentdn Woman’s Club held Wednesday of last week in St. Paul’s Parish House. Mr. Holmes explained- a home as a social unit formed by a family re siding together in one dwelling | sharing poverty, health and sick- I ness and births and deaths. He emphasized the importance of Christian education in foe home, pointing out foe necessity of par-1 ents acquainting themselves with the life and teachings of Christ, “Before we can give instruction,” he said, “we must know what in structions to give. We must de termine our faith and belief. We J must decide who is Jesus. If we ’ Continued on Page 7—Section 1 . . .i . . - Eastern Star Officers Will Be Installed At Meeting March 18th! Edenton Chapter No. 302, Order of foe Eastern Star, will meet Mon day night, March 18, at "8 o’elock. At this meeting the newly elected ’ officers will be installed, so that : Mrs. Edna Reaves, outgoing worthy matron, urges all members of foe ’ chapter, as well as visiting Eastern ! Star members to be present. t ■ _______ 7. ; Visiting Speaker At , St Paul’s Church f The second preacher for foe Wed t nesday evening Lenfon service* at • Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in t Edenton la foe Rev. John R. Sian f ton, rector of foe Chwreh of the , Messiah, Highland Springs, Rich- * County, North Carolina, Thursday March 14,1957. CAROLINA MEN’S GLEE CLUB WILL SING IN EDENTON In above picture is seen members of the Men’s (Nee Clußof the University of North Carolina, who will present a concert in the Edenton Elementary Schopl au ditorium Wednesday night, March 20, at 8 o’clock. The director at left is Dr. Joel Carter, cousin of Mrs. Eugenia Babylon, director of the Pettigrew Regional Library, who used her influence to schedule the group for an Edenton concert. Some members of the club were not present « hell the picture was taken. The concert is spon sored by the Rotary Club, Lions Club. Junior Chamber of Commerce, Woman’s Club. Officers’ Wives Club, Parent-Teacher Association and Pettigrew Regional Lib-ary ■ and it is hoped the auditorium w ill be filled to capacity to hear this outstanding musical organization. Tickets are now on sale at Mitchener’ s Pharmacy and Leggett & Davis Drug Store or members of the various sponsoring organizations. Tickets w ill also he sold at the door on the night of the performance. Board Public Works Asks For Change In Charter To Provide Staggering Terms Controversial Matters j Cause Long Coun- |i cil Meeting Town Counoilmen could not see I eyerie-eye on several matters at I Tuesday night's 'meeting of Town Council, so that a considerable | amount of discussion ensued and | as a result there was a split vote on two propositions and the meet ing was held in session until near the midnight hour. The Counoilmen started with a joint meeting with the Edenton; Sehool Trustees in order to appoint | a successor to the late J. N. Pru den. This matter, which could eas-1 ily have been disposed of in a few ] minutes, brought on a number of| discussions which lasted until al most 8:80. The name of William T. Harry was presented by the School Trus tees and he was unanimously elect ed by the two boards to fill the un expired term of Mr. Pruden. In fact Mr. Harry was considered fori the appointment by some of the! Couneilmen before his name was; presented and would have, most I likely, been put in nomination in event another person had been sub-! mitted by the school trustees. What consumed a considerable amount of time was a motion to | . reappoint M. A. Hughes for a six-| year term when his term expires the first of June. This was agree able to both boards, but when a motion was made to re-elect Mr. Harry for a six-year term when his | term expires also the first Monday' in June, there was some objection based only on the grounds that he! was a new member on the board j and would have served only two; months. The objection, however, | i was overruled and Mr. Harry, too tl j Continued on Page s—Section 1 Watson E. White ! VFW Commander At Meeting Tues- New Officers Elected day Night At a meeting held Tuesday night officers for William H. Coffield Poet No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign Wane, were elected. Those elected wfere: Watsoti Earl White, commander; George C. Ward, senior vice commander; Har old B. Langdale, junior vice com mander; Robert W. Goodwin, quar- T , . ,e V .« Edenton Lions Gub Charter Members ] ■[ I I I I Pictured above are charter members of the Edenton Lions Club i which celebrated its twentieth anniversary at a banquet Monday night in the Masonic Temple. Front row, left to right. L. S. rum. 1 Geddes Potter, Guy Hobbs, Graham Byrum and West W. Byrum. Back row, left to right, West Leary, William Privott, Leroy Has kett, J. Clarence Leary, Hector Lupton and W. J. Taylor, who has served as secretary-treasurer ever since the club was organized. George J. Dail, also a charter member, was not present when the picture was taken. —(Photo by James Griffin) Total 10,520 Books Loaned Pettigrew Regional Library 6,207 Books Distribut ed" In District By Bookmobiles Mrs. Eugenia Babylon, director of the Pettigrew Regional Library, 1 reports that book circulation totals 1 10,520, of which number 6,207 were i loaned by the white and colored ; bookmobiles. 'Books distributed by , the white bookmobile totaled 3,292, of which 1,173 were in Chowan County, 671 in Tyrrell County and 1,488 in Washington County. . Circulation of the colored book ! mobile totaled 2,915, of which 787 were in Chowan County, 1,008 in Tyrrell County and 420 in Wash ington County. , Total book circulation in Chowan ’ County were 3,794, whir l included 962 books at the Sbepard-Pruden Library and 872 at foe Brown-Car ver Library. Tyrrell County’s total circulation was 3,056 which included 1,379 books it the* Tyrrell County Li brary. The total circulation for Wash ington County was 3,648, which in cluded 1,566 at foe Washington County Library and 234 at foe col ored library. The week of March 17 the^vook- Helping Squirrels v____ J Squirrel nesting boxes, a 'Wildlife Conservation project undertaken bv Edenton Cub Scouts during the month of February, were put out Saturday under the direction of Soil Conservationist James Griffin, As sistant Cubmaster. The boxes were placed in the Brayall section of the county and accompanying four Cub Scouts from Den 4, who did the work, were Bill Sexton, Captain A. Miranda 1 and Mr. Griffin. [cmc calendar); A Kprela! Action will h, had' Saturday, March 16, from 6:30 A. M, to 6:30 P. .M., to decide wheth er not to extend foe corporate lim its of Edenton. A district meeting of County Commissioners, accountants and at torneys will be held in the Chowan County Court House today (Thurs- J day) beginning at 10 Ai M. I Edenton Jaycees will conduct a light bulb sale Friday night, March 15, beginning at 6:30 o’clock. Edenton Parent-Teacher Associa tion will moot Tuesday night, Mai* 10, at 8 o’clock in foe Eden ton Elementary School auditorium. Lions Os Edenton Celebrate Club’s 20th Anniversary [ Light Bulb Sale 1 Edenton Jaycees will stage i' light bulb sale Friday night. March 15, beginning at 6:30 o'clock. Mem bers of the Junior Chamber stf Commerce will make house-Vo-house calls during the evening and are hope,'ill that many citizens » ill pur chase bulbs from them. Edenton’s PTA Will MeetTuesday Night Health Film Scheduled To Be Feature of Program Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Assn, ciation will meet Tuesday night, March 19, in the Elementary School auditorium at 8 o’clock. Cub Scouts will present colors' for the meeting and a feature of the program will he a film, “Health Careers,” The film will take in all ( liases of health from the medical profession and research through technicians and dietitians. The pic ture should be very interesting to! members of the high grades in school as well as adults, so that Mrs. John J. Ross, president, urges a full attendance. Layreaders Will Be Licensed Sunday At St. Paul’s Church J. H. Conger, Jr.. John W. Gra ham, Ernest Kehayes, J. P. Ricks, Jr., Tom Shepard, Judge Marvin Wilson and J. Gilliam Wood, Jr., will he licensed layreaders Sunday at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. ; These Episcopal laymen are li- I censed to conduct services in the J Diocese of East Carolina and re ceive their authority from the Rt. 1 Rev. Thomas Henry Wright, D.D., ! Bishop of this area. The men will be presented to the rector, the Rev. George B. Holmes. 1 Sunday morning at 11 o’clock by J. H. Conger, Junior Warden of j the Pariah. I . First Degree Tonight At Masonic Meeting ! William Adams, master of Una nimity Lodge No. 7, A. F., & A. M . has announced that an emergent communication of the lodge will be held tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock. The purpose of the meet ing, is to confer the first degree Upoh two candidates, so that a l&Tgt atfaoujanoo jg lYfpifgtftd $2.00 Per Year In North Carolina. Delightful Meeting Is Held Monday Night J In Masonie Temple Eden’ton Lions, their guests and 1 visiting dignitaries celebrated the. 1 2(Kh ■rsaryedf their charter Monday night, March, 11 at the Mi sortie Temple. The sumptuous din ner consisting of turkey and ac cessories was served by the East ern Star Chapter. The mdbting . was railed to order by President Ernest Ward. Jr. .J. Clarence Leary acted as song loader and led the group singing, accompanied at the organ by Earl Harrell. Invo cation was by the Rev. Earl Rich ardson. Littlejohn Faulkner of Wilson- was appointed tail twister | of the evening and started the fes-! tivities. i W. S. Privott was introduced as toastmaster. Mr. Privott. a char ter member, was the club’s first president, and has been active since that time. Local visitors were rec ognized and included Mayor and Mrs. Ernest Kehayes. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Byrum, president of the Rotary Club; John A. Holmes, su-! perintendent of city schools, and a charter member of the first Lions ' Club in North Carolina. Greetings . were conveyed to Colonel Frank '! Collins, commanding officer of the i Edenton Naval Auxiliary Air Sta : tion, who was unable to attend, and Continued on Page 6—Section 1 — Albemarle Chorus i Showing Progress Group to Sing at Eas ter Service and Over Radio i The Albemarle Chorus, repivsent ' ing adult singers of the Chowan - Albemarle area, and organized as . a civic project “to fill a need in ~ the community,” is making fine progress under the capable leader > ship of its choir jlirector, Richard . j Schuman. During April this group 7\ will sing at the Easter sunrise ser f vice and over the local radio sta tion. Mrs. Al Phillips, president of the organization, again urges people in I the Chowan-Albemarle section who >; ran sing or wish to learn to sing, to become a member of this civic - dhoir. For music-loving people this • type of choir instruction, featuring t both sacred and secular songs. Will s be an easy way to acquire more 1 i singing enjoyment. The choir rehearsals are held - each Friday evening: at 7:30 o'clock » 4 «ft the Joseph,Hewes Hotel In so« worn formerly used by the ÜBO. y —i HELP YOUR RED CROSS .... JOIN TODAY! N UNC Glee Club To Present Concert hi Edenton March 20 Appear In Elementary School Auditorium At 8 P. M. The Men’s (ilee Cluh of the Uni versity of North Carolina at Chap el Hill will present a concert in Hv Elementary School auditorium Wednesday night, March 20, at 8 o’clock. The concert is sponsored by the Rotary Cluh. Lions Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Woman’s Club, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Parent-Teacher As sociation, Pettigrew Regional Li brary and the Officers’ Wives Club. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the above organizations, as well a s at the Leggett & Davis Ding Store and Mitchener’s Phar macy. Tickets will also is* sold at tile door on the night < f the per formance. The tickets will cost 90 cents for adults and 50 cents for children, except that children u-d-r 12 years of age will lie, admitted free if accompanied by their par i nts. rile Glee i tub is composed of 50 male voices under the direction of Dr. Joel Carter, a cousin of Mrs. Eugenia Babylon, director of the Pettigrew Regional Library. Tlie Glee Club is an outstanding musical organization, attracting audiences wherever they appear. An evening of good and wholesome entertainment is assured and the sponsoring organizations are hope ful that a capacity crowd will turn out to hear music at its best. Tile Glee Club charges no fee hut transportation, meals and lodging for a night will lie taken care of by the sponsors. 1957 Easter Seal Safe Begins Friday Ernest J. Ward, Jr., Is Chairman For Cho wan County Dates for tile 1957 Easter Seal campaign in behalf of crippled chil dren and adults are March 15-Apri| 21. Ernest J- Ward. Jr., chairman of the appeal in Chowan County, has announced. The 24th annual appeal is expect ed to lie tile most extensive cam paign in the history of the Chowan County Easter Seal Society. Eas ter Seals will leach more than 2.- 00b homes in the Chowan County area. Mailing will begin around March 20th. "Tile appeal will .give Chowan County residents an opportunity pi 'contribute funds for maintaining and expanding services badly’ need ed to help crippled children and adults, right in our own communi ty.” Ward said. “Support of the entire community will be needed to j attain the goals set by the society.” Approximately 90 per cent of the ; funds raised during the annual Eas ter Seal campaign finances services i within the state where raised. The i remainder goes to help support a national program of service, educa tion and research. 120 Years Ago 1 As l-'ound In the Files of The Chowan Herald North Carolina General Assem bly met in the historic Chowan County Court House for a one-day session headed by Governor Clyde R. Hoey. The legislators and oth ers visitors were welcomed by May. or E. W. Spires. While in Edenton the visitors were escorted to all places of historic interest and many enjoyed boat trips on Albemarle Sound. A fight to the finish was plan, ned in the wrangle over Represen tative John F. White’s proposal to shake up the County School Board. The House approved Mr. White’s v appointments, Z. T. Evans, T. I*. Wand and himself, to replace Mrs. I George Wood. S. E. Morris, L. W., ; Brick, Isaac fepm and Z. T. Kv. An examinftiJ«9n mm galled at the ' - ■' ■ v. jgjGrejKflF- 1 •

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina