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Edenton ’s Spring Festival of Values Ends Saturday
Volume XXlV—Number 15.
Drawing For Prizes
Will Climax Spring
‘Festival Os Values’
Merchants Appear to
Be Well Pleased
Generally speaking, Edenton
concerns who are cooperating in
j Edenton’s Spring Festival of Val
ues are very well pleased of the
success of the event thus far. Most
of the merchants report splendid
business done through Saturday
during which not only old custom
ers but new faces were seen shop
' ping especially on Saturday. It is
hoped the various bargains offer
/ ed by merchants satisfied custom
ers and that many will form the
habit of trading in Edenton.
f The climax of the Spring Festi
val of Values will occur next Sat
urday night when another draw
ing for free prizes will take place
in the business section on Broad
Prizes given by 17 cooperating
merchants were won by the fol
lowing people on Saturday night:
ißelk-Tyler —An $89.95 sewing
machine won by Mrs. W. T. Smith
Tots & Teens A $5.95 girl’s
dress was won by Mrs. Lunia
Leary, 129 East Carteret Street.
Leggett & Davis—A $5.95 Amity
billfold was won by J., Alma Grif
fin, 108 Oakum Street.
Hobowsky Dept. Store—A $5.00
gift certificate was won by Mrs.
Freda White of Edenton.
Ricks Jewelry Store —A pair of
links and a tie clasp was won
by Doris Jean Bass, Route 2.
Mitchener’s Pharmacy A $5.00
gift certificate was won by Erpest
Culpepper, Route 2. 4
, Continued on Page 3—Section 1
To Be Presented By
Group Is Making Pro
gress In Filling Com
The Albemarle Civic Chorus, un
der the direction of Richard Schu
man, will begin its singing “career”
on Friday,April 20. The schedule ,
so far is as follows: Holy Friday,;
at 5:45 P. M., on the local radio
network WCDJ; Easter Sunday |
sunrise service, sponsored by the
Junior Chamber of Commerce, at
6:00 A. M., on the Court House
Green; Sunday, April 28 at the 11
o’clock service at St. .Paul’s Episco
This adult choir, organized as a
Continued on Page 7—Section 1
Pettigrew Regional Library
Given $1,070 Federal Grant
Provides For Expand
ing and Improving
t The Pettigrew Regional Library
lias received a grant of $1,070 in
> lederal funds for the purpose of
expanding and improving library
service throughout the three coun-
I ties of Chowan, Tyrrell and Wash-
V ington, whitrh comprise the Petti
grew Regional Library. This grant
comes under the Library Services
Act, passed by the 84th Congress.
55 > Forty thousand dollars for April,
1| May gnd June was made available
for libraries in North Carolina to
be administered by the North Car
olina State Library. Most of the
funds will be used on the State lev
, el but about *l2 500 is being allo
i' rated to library systems.
The plan submitted by the Petti
gr-'v^ll^ci^nal Libra rywas ap-ir-.v
THE CMOWAN HERALD
Wins Top Prize j
Mrs. Carrie Earnhardt and Mrs.
Corinne Thorud returned late last
week from High Point, where they
attended the State Convention of
Woman’s Clubs. At the conven
tion the Edenton club won, first
place in the press book division.
The book was compiled by Mrs.
Earnhardt. Mrs. Enola Smith was
also honored, having been awarded
a yellow ribbon for her watercolor
The Edenton ladies were very
much impressed with the conven
tion. ’ '
CHINESE SUPPER TONIGHT
The Fidelis NCO Wives Club
will hold a Chinese supper tonight
(Thursday) at 6;30 o’clock in the
game room of the Staff NCO Club.
Affects Services At
Local Post Office
Change In Normal Ser
vice Goes Into Effect
Edenton’s Post Office, along with
the entire postal system of the na
tion, Inis been affected an order
issued by Postmaster General Ar
thur E. Summerfield on April 5.
Postal service curtailments were
ordered due to lack of sufficient j
funds to provide normal postal ser
vice during the final quarter of the
fiscal year ending June 30.
In compliance with the order the i
Edenton Post Office will be closed 1
all day Saturday, which means j
that no mail will be delivered’ on
that day. This .order will go into
effect as of April 13.
Window service will also be af
fected, for effective April 15 the
windows will be open from 8:30
o’clock to 5 o’clock instead of from j
8 to 6 o’clock as at present.
Another important curtailment
affects third class mail such as ad
vertisements sent out hy merch
ants. Effective April 29 no third
class matter will be accepted for
mailing except medicines, serums,
drugs and medical supplies.
Effective also on April 29 will be
discontinuance of sale of money or
ders to the public.
The order also provides that re
imbursement to employees for pur
chase of uniforms for the balance
of the quarter will be suspended.
ItHI Wrecked ]
Sheriff J. A. Bunch and Troy
Toppin, with the aid of two ATII
agents from Elizabeth City, about
10 o’clock Tuesday night destroyed
one of the largest stills ever un
covered in Chowan County. The
still had a capacity of 1,200 gal
lons and included 13 large 500-gal
The still, found in the Carlton
Privott woods, about three-fourths!
of a mile from Holly’s Wharf, was
being set up but was not in opera
tion when raided.
ion Catalog, which is in the reg
ional library in Plymouth, has been
ordered; Brown Carver Library is
being cataloged and cards being
purchased; and a movie projector,
[which may be used under the aus
jnices of any library in the region,
j is being investigated -and one will
f The federal grant is for five
I ill ill mi North Carolina, Thursday April 11,1957.
In Woman’s Club
Annual Art Show
Large Number Wit
ness Exhibits Friday
A large group of art patrons
turned out Friday and Saturday,
April sth and 6th to see the an
nual art show sponsored by the.
Edenton Woman’s Club at thp Pe- j
neleope Barker house. On display j
was the art work of the children 1
of the four Edenton and county j
schools and the many adult entries 1
ranging from painting to needle
Highlighting the exhibit were the
awards and ribbons given to the 1
many outstanding entiies of the [
children and adults. Twelve chil
dren were awarded one dollar priz-1
es for very outstanding work. At- |
so presented were blue ribbons for
first place, white ribbons for sec- ,
ond place and red ribbons for hon-j
(Continued on Page 7. Section 1)
Sponsored by the doctors of
Edenton and the Edenton Junior
Chamber of Commerce, a polio vac
cine c4i»ic. will be held at the Pe
nelope Barker house Monday and
Tuesday, April 15 and 16 from 6:30
to 8:30 P. M.
The treatment be free to all
persons from one year to 20 but a
charge of SI.OO will be made for
all over 20 years. There will be
three treatments, with the second
scheduled one month after the
At Happy Home
Various Churches Co
operating In Joint
A sunrise service has been sched
uled to be held at the Happy Home
Pentecostal Church near Center
Hill on Easter Sunday morning at
The service is sponsored by vari
ous churches in that section of the
county, including Ballard’s Bridge
Baptist Church, Warwick Baptist
Church, Chappell Hill Baptist
Church and the Happy Home
For the service special music will
be presented by the Warwick, Bal
lard’s Bridge and Happy Home
The sermon will be preached by
the Rev. Lamar Sentell, pastor of
the 'Ballard’s Bridge Church, and
the public is not only invited but
urged to attend.
[ civic calendar]
A polio vaccine clinic will be
held Monday and Tuesday nights,
April 15 and IS, from 6:30 to 8:30
o’clock in the Penelope Barker
Appeal made for more contribu
tions to make up deficit in Red
Crass fund-raising drive.
Annual fatstock show, sponsored
by the Eden ton Junior Chamber of
Commerce, is scheduled to be held
on the Legion grounds Wednesday
1 April 24.
Thomas- Markie wil< present an
organ recital in St. Paul’s Episco
pal C*'>r-rk Snwtay afternoon.
April 14, at 5 • cluck,
j- The Albemarle Chorus^wil^meet
’57 Red Cross Drive
In Chowan County
$1,130 Under Goal
Appeal Is Made For,
More Contributions j
To Save Services
Dr. A. M. Stanton,-Chairman of!
; the Chowan County Red Cross j
| Chapter, reported early this week j
that the 1957 fund raising drive !
I has reached $1,673. This is $1,130
j less than the minimum goal needs i
■ to operate the chapter’s activities. |
; The goal set for Chowan County i
I was $2,803.
Os the $1,673 on hand, $350 was ,
I contributed by Marines at the!
| Edenton Naval Auxiliary Air Sta-j
tion, $1,313 was collected from citi- j
! zens in Edenton proper and only ,
! $lO was collected outside Edenton.
Colored citizens contributed $245
, which was triple the amount col
| leeted last year.
The goal last year was under- 1
. subscribed by over SI,OOO, but!
. there was a slight surplus from the 1
I previous years which tided the |
j chapter through 1956. j
“This year the Red Cross hank 1
account is practically nil,” says Dr.]
Stanton, “and to operate we must j
obtain our minimum goal. It is |
j felt that if the people in Chowan'l
j County knew just how the Red |
Cross money is spent there would
boa greater number of subscrip
1 Last year (1956) the funds re
ceived, $2,023, did not meet re
quirements. Os the funds on hand ;
$1,074 was sent to the National ‘
| Continued on Page 3—Section I
! Pumpkin Growing I
Contest Will Again j
Be Held In County
April 30 Will Be Dead-]
j line For Boys and
Girls to Sign Up
“Pumpkin, pumpkin, who can j
grow the largest pumpkin?” is tile I
question being asked by many Clio- |
wan County boys and girls. The |
reason so many boys and girls are j
asking the question is because valu
able prizes await the winners in the I
second annual Chowan pumpkin
growing contest, sponsored by Ed
gar Pearce, seedsman, of Rocky
The contest had many partici
pants last year and many have al
ready signed up for the 1957 con
test according to Bob Marsh, as
sistant county agent. It is open to
any Chowan County boy or girl be
tween the ages of six and fifteen
Continued on Page 6—Section 2
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Edenton Chapter No. 302, Order
of the Eastern Star, will meet in
the Masonic Temple Monday night,
April 15, at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Mar
garet Stanton, worthy matron, urg
es every member to make a special
effort to attend.
Home* Demonstration Clubs
Planning Musical Festival At
Chowan High School April 28
Edenton and County
Clubs Invited to
For those people of Chowan
County who thrill at the strains of
good mnsic, there is a special treat
in store. Plans by the Chowan
Home . Demonstration Clubs to
sponsor a music festival were an
nour-ed this w'eek by Mrs. C. W.
Overman, County Music Chairman.
This event is scheduled in connec
tion with observance of National
Heme Demonstration CHlb Week.
* pril 28-May 4.
The music festival will be held
on Sunday afternoon, April 28, at
i o’clock in the Chowan High
} Top Quality Steers
j Will Be On Display
At Fat Stock Show
Marsh Says Chowan
! Cattle Can Equal.
That of West
I “Can top quality steers be grown
i in Chowan County or are the best
I steers only grown and fed out in
i the West,” is a question often ask
| ed the county agent and vocational
“For the answer you should at
tend the Annual Junior Fat Stock
j Show and Sale at. the American T.o
(gion Fairgrounds, April 24th.
' 1957.” says Assistant County
. Agent Robert S. Marsh,
j “The event will be sponsored by
] the Edenton Junior Chamber o r
) Commerce. Here you will see sev-1
! eral steers which were fed out and
I fattened by as many Chowan 4-H ,
j members. You will see an offi-
I cial livestock judge from State Col- j
: lege judge and place the steers. 1
Those steers which are placed as \
prime, choice, or good will he
equal to any steers from the West :
or anywhere else which are in the j
same grade. The judge has not |
I been announced, hut he will be a)
qualified, trained, experienced;
judge from the Animal Husbandry I
Department of State College. In- 1
|cidentally, livestock buyers earn
j Continued on Page 7—Section 1
Sunrise Service At
i Macedonia Church
j On Easter Morning
Sponsored Jointly By
Five Churches of
Plans are complete for a sunrise )
j service to lie held at 6 o’clock on)
Easter Sunday morning at the |
I Macedonia Baptist Church. This!
service is being sponsored hv the
Center Hill and Evans Methodist, 1
and the Cpnter Hill. Rocky Hock
and Macedonia Baptist churches.
The choir arrangements will he
presented by the youth choir of the ,
Rocky Hock Church and the mes-)
sage brought by the pastor of
Rocky Hock Church, the Rev. B. L.
Raines. The welcome will be giv
en by the pastor of the host church,
the Rev. L. C. Chandler and a spe
cial solo will be given by Miss No
vello White of the Center Hill
Methodist Church. The Invocation
will he given by Joe Wiggins of the
Center Hill Baptist Church and the
beneditcion by E. P. Jones of the
Center Hill Methodist Church. The
Rev. P. M. Porter, pastor of the
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
I School auditorium. The program
will consist of religious selections
• only. Churches in Edenton and the
j county have been requested to par
j ticipate on the program with spe
cial selections by their choirs, eith
er adult or junior, or with indi
vidual numbers. Each of the elev
en Home Demonstration Clubs is
to be responsible for presenting
one selection. Congregational par
ticipation will include several of
tV Vs 1 low’ Ir-rre--..
The public is cordially Invited to
spend a delightful and inspiring
Sunday afternoon by attending this
event on April 28.
It is hoped by members of the
Home Demonstration Clubs to
make this Music Festival long to
b« remembered in Chowan County.
Town Council Calls
For Tuesday, May 7
Contracts Are Award
ed For Water System
Town Councilmen, meeting half
an hour late Tuesday night due
to the Baptist revival, faced a
crowded agenda and as a result
were held in session until after the
midnight hour. Due to failure of
electricity a goodly portion of the
meeting was conducted under the
rays of a flashlight.
One of the items of business was
' fficially calling for a Municipal
■lection which wi" be held Tues
lay, May 7. for the purpose of
lecting a Mayor, four Councilmen.
two Councilnicn-ai-large. a Treas
urer and five members of the
Board of Public Works. Voters in
lie new area recently taken into
'he city will he eligible to register
and vote in the election provider!
they have resided there for a pe
riod of 30 days. Tile new area will
he added to the First Ward.
For candidates to file for elec
tion Friday, April 26. lias beendes
ignated as the deadline.
Continued on Page 6—Section 1
Clubs Are Planning
To Join In National
Week Os Activities
I Full Calendar Will Be'
Carried Out Dur
There is to lie n husy week A m il
28-May 4 for Home Demonstration
Club members in Chowan County.
According to Mrs. H. T. Hollowed
of Tyner, County Council l’rosi- ;
dent, and Miss Maidred Morris, 1
Home Agent, a full calendar of
events is scheduled.
In joining other Home Demon- j
stration Clubs throughout the state
and nation in observance of N'a
tional Home Demonstration Club j
| week, the following plans were an-;
j nouncod for Chowan County by j
| Mrs. Hollowell.
' A Music Festival on April 28. at ,
1 3:00 P. M., in the Chowan High!
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
Revival In Progress
At Baptist Church
i A revival in the full meaning:
|of the word is being witnessed at
I the Baptist Church during the spe-
I cial series of revival services in
I progress this week. Professions of
J faith, rededications and reactiva
| tions are being experienced each
The meet in g will continue
through Sunday evening, April 14,
with services tonight (Thursday)
and Friday at 7:30 o'clock and the I
final services on Sunday at 11'
o’clock in the morning and 7:30
o’clock in the evening. There will
he no Saturday service. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend
Organ Recital At
St. Paul’s Sunday
Tile Rev. George Holmes, rec
tor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
has announced that an organ re
cital will be presented in St. Paul s
Church Sunday afternoon, April 14, j
at 5 o’clock.
The recital will be presented by
Thomas Mackie and the public is
cordially invited to attend.
With Town Council on Tuesday
night declaring a Mcn'ipe’ elec
-1 tion Tuesday. May 7. Mayor Ernest
Kehayes and Councilman-at-large
J. Edwin BulTlap on Tuesday morn
ing filed for re-election. Cp to
the time The Herald went to press
there were only three
to file, L. H. Haskett having filed
for Mayor last week.
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina.
T enureOf Off iceOf
Town Officials Will
Remain Two Years
Wins In Election j
/ML ~ j■
||||g& **- Mm.
In an election held last week al
tile University of North Carolina.
Caleb White, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Horace White, was elected to the
f Bank Director 1
j V .
At a meeting of the hoard of rl•
rectors of the Bank of Hobhsville
held at Hobhsville Monday night.
Weldon Hollow ell was elected as a
new director of the hank.
Mr. H011.6w-.ell was elected to fil
the unexpired term of T. W. Roun
tree, who died in February.
“Open House” For
I Club On April 13th
i Parents and Friends
The hoard of directors of the
Edenton Teen-Age Club announce
that its annual “Open House” will
he held Saturday night, April 13,
in tile club room at the Elementary
School from 8 to TO o’clock.
Continued on Page 7—Section 1
Carroll Tynch, Judy Bunch,
Billy Harrell Poster Winners
120 Years Ago ]
| As Found In the Files of i
The Chowan Herald ) |
Chowan County Commissioners,
as well as many Edenton concerns ,
and individuals, sent telegrams to
Governor Clyde Hoey urging the :
reappointment of Jiilien Wood as a |
member of the State Highway and I
: Public Works Commission. The
I Commissioners also passed a reso
lution asking the Highway Com
mission to build a road leading
from the new Albemarle Sound
bridge into Edenton.
Chowan County’s new seveii
| member County School Board per- j
feeted an organization with S. E.
| Morris Chairman and W. J. Tay- j
j lor superintendent.
Edenton Rotarians and Lions i
I were considering staging a do"kev
baseball game with the two clubs;
I'peer Chow an County citizens
were hopeful that with the realiza
of _ol«wtriritv. they might sc
| cure running water by connecting
1 Continued on Page 2—Section 1
HELP CRIPPLED i
CHILDREN , ..BUY
EASTER SEALS! ||
Opposition Causes Al
bert By rum Not to
Introduce Bill Chang
ing Town’s Charter
That tin* terms of office for
Kdenton officials will remain at
| two years is practically assured
following 1 a week-end spent at home
hy Representative Albert Byrum,
who informed The Herald before
return in jr to RnToigh Monday morn
ing: that In- will not introduce a
hill in the General Assembly chang
ing: the terms of Town Councilmen
and menilvcgs of the Board of Ruh
; lie Works from two to four years.
Mr. By.nim stated that on the
strength of a motion passed hy
Town Council to change th». terms,
li«‘ subsequently had a hill prepared
and it was ready to he introduced,
I hut that he has heard considerable
(objection t<» the plan and was pre.
limited "ith a petition hearing sig
] natures of about 10(1 representative
j Cdenton. (dtizHns. The petition, in
]■( feet, voiced opposition to chang
tin* town’s charter without
(citizens of'Kdenton having a voice
in the matter, either hy an election
»r mass meeting.
Mr. Bvrum said he was not op.
nosed to changing the tenure of
‘HMeo of Town employees, hut that
itli so much opposition he felt
hat he was not justified in intro
hieing the bill unless there was
Continued on Page 7—Section 1
Senior Class Play
Friday Night At 8:30
Class Will Present 3-
Act Plav “Oh Prom
At 8:30 o’clock Friday evening,
April 12. in the Elementary School
auditorium, the .senior class of the
Edenton Junior-Senior High School
will present a jolly, rotlicking
swift-moving comedy entitled “Oh
Promise Me." a three-act play hy
The east, under the direction of
Miss Catherine Atkins and aided
bv student director Rachel Wilder,
has worked diligently for long
weeks to produce what-is consider
ed one of the funniest plays to lie
given in Edenton in quite a few
The story chiefly concerns Harry
Haiti's, played hy Billy Bunch, who
at 21 has just graduated front
Princeton, thereby coming into the
fortune left him in his late father’s
will. On the train hark front
Princeton he meets and falls im-
Continued on Page s—Section 1
Winners Will Compete
For District Honors
| Competition was very keen in
the annual conservation poster con
! test held Friday. A|ffil 5, .at the
Edenton Elementary School. AH
! of the posters were very good and
! the three judges had a difficult
; time selecting the is-st six posters
i in 28 entered in the county contest.
Posters entered by the following
people w-ere declared the winners:
First Place Carroll Tynch,
Rocky Hock School.
Second Place Chuck Mosby,
I Edenton School »
First Place—Judy Bunch, Rocky
I v■ irn .Tean Goodwin,
i Edenton School.
First Place—Billy Harrell, Eden
Second Place Richard White,
These winners will receive their
Coatinued m Page I flwll— 1