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Robert S. Marsh Is
New President Os
Installed At Meeting
Os Rotary Club Held
Robert S. Marsh was installed
as president of the Edenton Ro
tary Club at last week’s meeting.
He succeeds George £lma By
rum. Those who, together with
Mr. Marsh, wilj serve as direc
tors are George Alma Byrum, Ed
Bond, Jimmy Earnhardt, Ehon
Forehand, Bill Perry and W. B.
Mr. Marsh announced the new
organization of the club, which
includes the following commit
Club, Service, Ed Bond, direc
tor; Vocational Service, Bill Per
ry, director; Community Service,
Jimmy Earnhardt, director; Inter
national Service, Frank Collins,
The various committees are as
Attendance Chairman—Ell o n
Forehand, Jr. #
Classifications Bill Rosevear,
chairman, R. F. Elliott and Jim
Club Bulletin Chairman—Dick
Schuman, Gerald James, assist
Fellowship Chairman Dick
Magazine Chairman Jim
Program Committee—Frank M.
Public Information Chairman —
Rotary Information Chairman—
J. Edwin Bufflap.
Buyer-Seller Relations Chair
man—M. M. Perry.
Competitor Relations Chair
Employer - Employee Relations
Four-Way Test Chairman—Ger
Chairman—C. W. Overman.
Trade Associations Chairman—
Boys and Girls Week Chair
Community Safety Chairman—
Crippled Children Chairman—
Bill Hart. .*
Scholarships, Awards And Stu
dent Loans—John Kramer.
Student Guests Chairman—Hu
Youth Chairman John Gra
International Contracts Chair
International Student Projects
The Rotary Foundation Chair
METHODIST MEN'S CLUB TO
MEET AT CHURCH TONBGHT
The Men’s Club of the Metho
dist Church will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 6:30 o’clock. At
that time reports will be submit
ted by John A. Holmes and J.
Edwin Bufflap, who attended. a
national meeting of Methodist
men at Purdue University, Laf
ayptte, Indiana over the week
This will be a dinner meeting
with A. L. Brinson, Larry Knox
and Erwin Griffin in charge of
BEN BROWNING SCHEDULED
COMPLETE ROTC TRAINING
David B. Browning* Jr., 21, son
of Mrs. Mary L. Browning of
Edenton, is scheduled to complete
six weeks of annual ROTC train
ing August 5 at Fort Bragg, N. C.,
with members of the North Caro
lina State College cadet program.
, Browning, a member of Kappa
Phi Kappa fraternity, was gradu
ated from Edenton High School
VICTIM or MENINGITIS
Susan Cowan Johnson, seven
years old, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L..M. Johnson, is a-victim
of meningitis and is confined to
however, is rapidly recovering
THE CHOWAN HERALD
| Final Reminder! J
Town Clerk Ernest J. Ward is-\
sued a final reminder early this I
week relative to purchase of dog |
licenses for the fiscal year 1957-
58. Licenses may be purchased
at the town office.
Mr. Ward points out that ac-■
cording to the law any dog own- 1
er who fails to purchase licenses
for dogs before July 31 is subject
Meet Aug. 14
Albemarle Soil Conservation
District Supervisors will meet at
the Chowan Community Building
Wednesday morning, August 14,
at 10:45 o’clock.
After the business meeting a
barbecue chicken dinner will be
served and a tour made of Cho
wan County farms to inspect soil
end water practices.
An agonomist from the area of
fice at Greenville will attend the
meeting and show some good
agronomy practices on the Carroll
and Fahey Byrum farm.
John Wiggins, SCS woodland
conservationist, will also attend
the meeting and demonstrate the
use of the Little tree injector, one
of which has been purchased by
the Chowan County supervisors.
Invited guests will include 20
local merchants and firms who
have made contributions to the
Bethel Revival Will
Begin August 18th
The Rev. Kenneth Donald Berg
of the Powers Memorial Baptist
Church, Hopewell, Va., will con
duct the annual revival at Bethel
Baptist Church in Perquimans
County. Services will begin Sun
day evening, August 18 and con
tinue each evening at 8 o’clock
through Sunday morning, August
25. The public is invited.
A native of Michigan, Mr. Berg
is a graduate of lYheaton College
and Northern Baptist Seminary,
Chicago. He served as an ensign
in the U. S. Navy during World
Prior to his pastorate in North
Carolina, Mr. Berg served as a
mission pastor in establishing and
organizing a new church with the
First Baptist Church of Rock
bridge, Illinois. Previous experi
ence also includes extensive work
with young people. Mrs. Berg is
also a graduate of Wheaton Col
lege and both are talented and
A meeting will be held at the
Edenton Marina Friday night.
July 26, for the purpose of con
sidering the formation of a Coast
Guard Auxiliary unit in Eden
Albemarle Soil Conservation
District Supervisors will meet at
the Chowan Community build
ing Wednesday, August 14. at
Revival services will begin
Sunday night. August 18 at 8
o'clock at the Bethel Baptist
Church and continue through
Sunday morning, August 25. with
the Rev. Kenneth Donald Berg of
Hopewell, Va.. doing the preach
ing. ■ .
Methodist Men's Club will meet
Thursday night, July 25. at 8:30
o'clock at the church.
Dog and bicycle licensee must
be purchased before Wednesday,
An emergent communication' of
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., Wifl be held tonight
(Ebnrsday) at 8 6'dock.
Revival services will begin in
the Yeopim Baptist Church Mon
day night July 29. at 9 o'clock
and continue through Sunday
morning. August 4. at II o'clock, i
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County, .North Carolina, Thursday July 25, 1957.
Heavy Mortar Company, North Carolina National Guard
HEADQUARTERS PLATOON: Front row. left to right. W J.
White, R. G. Evans. O. L. Overton, E. F. Bunch, T. S. Harrell.
Second row. toft to right, W. E. Mills. M. A. Waff. T. M. Phil
lips. G. E. Jones. B. N. While. Third row. toft to right. W. A.
White. W. P. Goodwin, H. L. Bunch, L. T. Jackson. F. E. Ash
ley. Fourth row. toft to right, C. W. Jones, H. L. Henninger,
J. G. Jethro. E. B. Smith. V. D. Hare. Back row, left to right,
Lt. J. E. R. Perry. CWO J. H. Asbell. T. J. Hoskins. J. H. Bar
row. J. L. Lewis and A. T. Lane.
FIRST PLATOON: First row, left to right. J. L. Holmes. W. A.
Crummey, S. G. Farless, G. A. Warner. A. W. Jordan. Second
row. left to right, W. E. Lassiter. J. A. Edwards, C. D. Spruill,
F. P. Bunch. E. M. Spruill. Third row. toft to right, T. P. Grif
fin, C. Z. Shackleford, Dallas Bunch. J. M. Barker. R. Lane.
Back row. toft to right. J. E. Speight, G. Peele. R. J. Kennan,
D. G. White. Jr., Lt. J. K. Swanner.
SECOND PLATOON: First row. toft to right. J. E. Yates.
L.' E. Britton. J. O. Perry, G. Brabble, D. W. Cato. Second
row, toft to right. W. C. Smith. J. F. Britton, O. White, J. T.
Copeland. C. Ward. Third row, toft to right. A. E. Lassiter,
H. O. Peeples. M. E. Baker, R. R. Griffin, J. E. Whitson. Fourth
row. left to right, E. J. Boyce, C. N. Perry. S. O. Holland. R. J.
Boyce, R. W. Hawkins. Back row, Lt. D. L. Jethro. H. S. Bass,
Pictured above is the Heavy
Mortar Company of the 119th In
fantry, North Carolina National!
Guard, the pride of Edenton. The
Edenton Company received fed
eral recognition on May 12, 1947,;
as Cannon Company, 119th Infan-:
try under the command of Capt.
William P. Jones. On November
1, 1948, the company was redesig
nated as Heavy Mortar Company
arid Captain Cecil W. Fry assum
ed command on August 1, 1951.
Looking back over the past j
years since federal recognition,
the company has had an outstand
ing record. During the year 1955
the company received the Army
Revival Begins At
Yeopim July 29th
Revival services will begin at
Yeopim Baptist Church on Mon
day night, July 29 at 8 o’clock.
The closing service will be at 11
A. M., Sunday, August 4.
The Rev. D. S. Moyers, pastor
of the Corinth Baptist Church in
Elizabeth City, will be the guest
The* public is/ invited by the
pastor, the Rev. A. J. McClelland,
to attend all services.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A., F.
& A. £l., will hold an emergent
communication tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock. William Adams,
master, states that the purpose of
the meeting is to confer the sec
ond degree, so that a large at
tendance is urged.
j National Guard award for effi
ciency in maintenance as the most
( outstanding company in the North
Carolina National Guard. Also
during the same year it received
; a superior rating for efficiency in
training, and in November, 1955,
received a superior rating on its
annual federal inspection con
ducted by the Third Army.
On April 15, 1956 the company
set a state record for having a
perfect inventory conducted by
L auditors from headquarters in Ra
leigh. A 100% count was made
| with no shortages discovered.
The company at present has a
I strength of six officers, one war
Baptist Leaders To
Meet In Hertford
An associational-wide leader
ship meeting of the Baptist
Church will be held in Hertford
Baptist Church tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o'clock. This will be
a preparation meeting for the
great tither’s “Prove Me” empha
sis for October, November and
Ali pastors, deacons, Sunday
School teachers and officers,
Training Union leaders and Wo
man’s Missionary Union leaders
are urged to attend.
JAYCEES MEET TONIGHT
Edenton’s Junior Chamber of
Commerce will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 7 o’clock at the Pe
nelope Barker house. President
Warren Twiddy urges every
member to attend.
THIRD PLATOON: First row, left to right. J. Briley, F. E.
White. W. E. McClenney. S. Harrell. S. T. Spivey. Second row,
left to right. D. L. Barber. R. W. Lowe. W. Hassell, D. R. Las
siter, L. Chesson. Third row, left to- right. L. Y. Kirby, W. A.
bass, R. E. Chappell* P. L. Mclver. H. O. Overton. Fourth row,
left to right. Lt. J. L. Halsey. J. L. Spruill. O. L. Lee. H. T.
Hollowell, J. E. Byrum. T. Sawyer. M. Griffin.
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i KSK k lEg t i ’m
COMPANY OFFICERS: First row, left to right. CWO J. H.
Asbell, Jr., Capt. C. W. Fry, 2nd Lt. D. L. Jethro. Jr. Back
row. toft to right. 2nd Lt. J. L. Halsey. Ist Lt. C. W. Swanner.
Ist Lt. J. K. Swanner. Ist Lt. J. E. R. Perry.
CWO JOHN H. ASBELL, JR., served as food service officer
for the 119th Infantry during the summer encampment at Fort
Bragg this year. He received the Commanding General's Mer
itorious Service Award for being the most outstanding officer
in his battalion.
rant officer and 101 enlisted men
and receives an annual income of
approximately $40,000. Each
member receives a full day’s pay
for each drill attended and full
pay and allowances for 15 days
The company attended field
training at Fort Bragg, N. C., June
9-23, 1957. During the entire pe
riod the company had 100 per
cent attendance. During the first
week the company received train
ing in communications, fire direc
tion operations, 4.2 mortar and
the cooks, company clerk and sup
ply personnel received on the job
Bud Parker Saves
Life Os Youngster
Ladel (Bud) Parker was com
mended at the Presbyterian camp
near Newport last week when he
saved the life of a boy. The
youngster was floundering in wa
ter over his head when Young
Parker quickly rushed to the boy
and pulled him to safety.
Bud was cited at camp for his j
bavery and quick action* in saving
the boy’s life.
Melon Cutting At
Red Men Meeting
Chowan Tribe of Red Men will
stage a watermelon slicing at its
meeting Monday night, July 29.
The watermelons will be furnish
ed by Asa Griffin and all mem
bers are urged to attend.
During the second week the
company moved to the field and
lived under combat conditions
and conducted four days firing
the 4-2-inch mortars.
CWO John Jtf. Asbell, Jr., is full
time administrative, supply and
maintenance technician for the
company. ' He has served in this
capacity since December, 1948.
The items for which he is held
responsible have been rated su
perior for the past seven years.
Over the past years all inspec
tors have been impressed with the
calibre of personnel in the com
pany and refer to it as the “cream
of the community.”
Watermelon To Be
Feature Os Coming
Cub Scout Meeting
Cub Scout Pack 159 will stage
its July meeting Tuesday evening,
July 30, at 6 o’clock at the play
ground with a watermelon cutting
as the theme of the meeting. Each
j den will be responsible for its
1 own melons.
Father and Son contests, organ
ized and under the direction of
James Griffin and A1 Phillips,
will be a highlights of the meet
The opening ceremony will be
led by Den 3, with the closing
ceremony by Den 5.
The attendance banner is now
in possession of Den 9. “Let’s all
turn out and support our dens in
their bid for the banner,” say of
-1 ficials in charge.
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina.
| Effort Planned By
[ Attention! ]
Watson Earl White, command
er William H. Coffield Post No.
9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
calls to the attention of post mem
bers that a District meeting will
be held in Edenton Sunday. July
This will be a dinner meeting
with the serving of plates to com
mence at 1 o'clock and the meet
ing scheduled to begin at 2:30.
All VFW members are request
ed to make a special effort to be
Meeting Friday To
Coast Guard Unit
Friday night, July 26, a meet
ing will be held at the Edenton
Marina for the purpose of consid
ering the formation of a Coast
Guard Auxiliary Unit in Eden
Present at the meeting will be
Commander Clarence M. Speight,
director of the Coast Guard Au
xiliary of the Fifth Coast Guard
District, who will be accompanied
by two assistants:
All boat owners in Edenton and
surrounding towns are especially
invited to be present.
Miss Ann Tavlor
Wins In Contest
Miss Ann Taylor, daughter of i
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Taylor, has!
been awarded a runner-up prize!
for her entry in the Nationwide
“Sterling For Graduation” contest
put on iy thr Reed and B-mton
Silver Company. Her prize WHf'
a sterling pin in the pattern of(
her choice. Miss Tavlor made her
selection of French Renaisance at I
Byrum’s Gift Shop in the spring
during the contest for high school j
There were over 900 prizes of
silver given as prizes. A senior in
Seattle, Washington received the
grand prize of a complete service
of eight in her selected pattern.
Miss Taylor was one of the 975
fourth prize winners.
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20 Years Ago
As Found In the Files of
The Chowan Herald
R. P. Badham was chosen as
chairman of the new Chowan
County ABC Board.
In a progress report it was
shown that the recently reorgan
ized Chamber of Commerce had
been very active.
Mrs. Mildred Seydell, interna
tionally read newspaper woman,
made her second visit to Eden
ton, saying, "I fell in love with
your city on a former visit and I
just had to come back."
' John Augustus Moore. J. L.
Wiggins. Julien Wood. John A.
Holmes. W. D. Pruden. E. W.
I Spires, Mrs. Junius W. Davis,
| Mrs. J. N. Pruden. Mrs. M. P.
Whichard and Mrs. C. E. Kramer
were appointed by Mayor J H.
1 McMullan to serve on a commit
tee to cooperate on plans for ob
serving the 150th anniversary of
the formation of the United States
County Agent N. K. Rowell was
urging Chowan farmers to com
ply with the government soil
conserving and soil building pro
The newly formed Police Com
’ mission was confronted with the
; need of employing a third police
, man. With five candidates seek
ing the position, the Commission
requested all candidates to fill out
; an autobiographical form relating
: to themselves, their past, their
1 present and what they really as
pire to be.
A. P. Godwin of GatescUle was
■ serving as a special referee in an
1 action brought by E. B. White
against the Foreman-Blades Lum
r ber Company of Elisabeth City.
[ Jack Ruasell, an Edenton boy
i who was a member of the UJ3.S.
. Lexington carrying 65 planes, as-
Continued on Page B—Section 1
YOU MAY SAVE
Meetings In Four Bap
tist Churches Dur
The Baptist churches of Cho
wan County have completed
! their plans for their regular
summer revivals. The churches
which have announced plans are
I Center Hill, Ballard’s Bridge,
I Rocky Hock and Macedonia,
j The meetings are to cover the
| month of August and these
| churches are cooperating to
gether in an all out effort to
cover the county with an evan
To begin this evangelistic
movement the churches have
planned what they term one
night revivals which will be held
! preceding the regular revivals.
On Tuesday. July 30, at 8
o’clock the one night revival will
be held at the Center Hill Bap
tist Church with the Rev. Lamar
Sen tell, pastor of the Ballard’s
Bridge Baptist Church, as revival
speaker for the one night. On
Wednesday, July 31, at 8 o’clock
the one night revival will be held
at Ballard's Bridge Baptist
Church with the Rev. B. L.
Raines, pastor of the Rocky Hock
Baptist Church as revival speak
er for the one night.
On Thursday night. August 1,
( at 8 o’clock the one night re-
I vival will be held at Rocky
Hock Baptist Church with the
Rev. L. C. Chandler, pastor of
the Macedonia Baptist Church as
revival speaker for the one
On Friday night. August 2. at
1 8 o'clock the one night revival
) will be held at Macedonia Bap
tist Church with the Rev. Henry
V. Napier, pastor of the Center
.Hill Baptist Church, as speaker
j I° r the one**jugJSt. The choirs of
( the host churches for the one
night revival meetings will fur-
I nish the special music. During
j the one night revivals there
| will be a period for special
j prayer for revival in each church
during their respective times for
Then, beginning the first Sun
day in August. August 4. regu
lar annual revival services will
begin at Center Hill Baptist
Church with the Rev. Clarence
Williams, pastor of the Calvary
Baptist Church of Elizabeth City,
I bringing the messages and the
j music being directed by the pas
i tor. Services will be held both
morning and evening on the
first Sunday and each evening
; during the following week at 8
i; o’clock. On Monday, August 5,
the Ballard's Bridge Baptist
I I choir has been invited to render
special music with the Rocky
l Hock Baptist choir being invited
to render it on Tuesday, August
•6. On Wednesday. August 7,
.(the men of Center Hill Baptist
• Church are to have charge of the'
i special music and on Thursday*-?
I August 8, the choir from the
Macedonia Baptist Church has
. been invited to give the special
. music. At the other services'
. the church choir will have charge
, of the special music. The public
. is given a cordial invitation to
■ attend this and all other revivals
. for the month.
Beginning the second Sunday
■in August, August 11, regular
f j annual revival services will be
i gin at Ballard’s Bridge Baptist
| Church with the Rev. Frank
< i Morris of Savannah, Ga., bring**
• J ing the evangelistic messages
■ and the choir and music director
■to be announced later. The
three participating churches are’
■ being invited to bring special
> music and the time will be an-’
■ nounced at a later date. The
- Rev. Lamar Sentell is pastor of
i, the church.
1 Beginning the third Sunday ini
I August, August 18, regular re
■ vival services are to begin at
■ Macedonia Baptist Church withj
Continued on Page 6—Section lj
> POCAHONTAS MEETING
> Chowanoke Council No. 54, De-|
• gree of Pocahontas, will meet FriJ
day night, July 26, at 8 o’clock its
’ the Red Men hall. Mrs. Ella Mad
• Parrish, new Pocahontas, urged
(•very member to make a special!
1 effort to attend. [