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Volume XXlV.—Number 447"
Way Os Bootlegger
In Chowan County
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J?our Chowan Outfits
"Captured Within ||
" : ’ Two Weeks
With ATU officials hard at
work lately in this area the way]
of the bootlegger is becoming j
Within two weeks four stills j
were discovered and destroyed, |
one of which was the largest and |
most elaborate ever discovered in
The latest still discovered was
on Sunday morning on the Wild
cat road where 200 gallons of
mash was found, a 15-gallon cop
per boiler and five gallons of
whiskey which was just run. The
raid was made by P. H. Bletten
er, ATU officer from Elizabeth
City and Jack Gaskill.
Two Negroes, James Anthopy
and Oscar Coffield were arrested
find given a preliminary hearing
in Elizabeth City Sunday before
U. S. Commissioner Lloyd Saw
yer, who placed Coffield under
SSOO and Anthony under S3OO
bond to await trial in Federal
One of the largest stills ever to
be uncovered in the county was
captured Wednesday of last week.
The outfit was found between I
Center Hill and the Chappell Hill'j
section and was spotted by a heli-v
copter from the Coast Guard. The
raid was made by Joe Carter and(
Frazier Woolard with Troy Top
pin of Chowan County assisting.
The operation included two 300-
gallon stills, 216 gallons of whis
key in 197 cases of half gallon
jars, 11,000 gallons of mash and
1,300 pounds of sugar. No arrests
were rpade during the raid, but
some are pending.
A week before the Sunday raid
another still was discovered back
of the Shannon home farm on
U. S. 17. This was about a 100-
gallon rig and everything was'
destroyed, though no arrests were
The following Tuesday a 300-
gallon still was found and des
troyed in the Ryland section.
Some arrests are pending.
•Tonight (Thursday) William H.
Coffield Post No. 9280, Veterans
of Foreign Wars, will sponsor a
dance-, in the Edenton armory, be
giiijjijfijj'at and continu
Music for the dance will be fur
nished by Garland Abbott and his
Edenton’s Aces Barely Squeeze
By Ahoskie Indians 27 To 26 To
Win Conference Championship
Edehton's Aces, generally con-!
coded at least three touchdown
favorites over the Ahoskie In
dians, barely squeezed by a fired
up team Friday night on Hicks
Field by a slim margin of one
point. The score was 27-26 with
the Aces saved by extra points
kicked by Henry Overton, who
made good three of the attempts
after four touchdowns.
At the outset it appeared as
though the. Aces could score al
most at will, leading 21 to 0 until
the waning seconds of the firtt
fralf, when the Indians scored
their first touchdown as they
showed definite signs of becom
\ ft was a different Ahoskie
■ team which came upon the field
at half time, scoring two touch
fawns ip each quarter while
bidding the Aces to only one dur
ing the entire half. The Indians
tripped through the Aces’ de
fense, consistently adding yard
ggp..,.and making it extremely
difficult for the Aces to gain
ground, with only four first
fawns chalked up during the
-The Aces scored shortly after
the opening kickoff when Bobby
| Ashley returned the ball from
THE CHOWAN HERALD
New Car Models j
Edenton's automobile dealers
are very much enthused about the
1958 model cars to be displayed
this and next week .and extend
a cordial invitation to everybody
to visit their showrooms when the
new models are put on display.
At the Chas. H. Jenkins Mo
tor ComDany the 1958 Buick will
be displayed Friday, while the
Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Cadillac
will be displayed nfext week.
The 1958 Chevrolet will be
proudly displayed at the 8.8. H.
Motor Company today (Thurs
At the Chowan Motor Company
the 1958 DeSoto and Plymouth
models will go on display Fri
The new 1958 Ford will be put
pn disolay at the Albemarle Mo
tor Company Thursday. Novem
ber 7. ,
NEW OFFICERS NOV. 5
The Fidelis NOO Wives Club
will hold its next business meet
ing Tuesday night November 5,
at 8 o’clock in the game room of
the Staff NCO Club.
New officers will be elected at
this meeting and all members are
urged to be present to cast their
vote. All dues must be paid up
to date in order to vote.
f Heart President )j
Dr. John Bamber Hickman, re- j
searcher, clinician and teacher at
Duke University School of Medi- j
cine, has been chosen president of
the North Carolina Heart Associa
tion. He replaces Dr. Edward P.
Benbow, Jr., of Greensboro, whoj
installed him as Heart’s new vol- j
Hardison alternating at ball car
rying, aided by an Ahoskie pen
alty, Robert White rammed
through the line from the three
yard line. The drive was featur
ed by a 20-yard jaunt by Hardi
son. Again near the end of the
quarter ' the Aces recovered an
Ahoskie fumble on their own 49-
yard line. Bruce White, Ashley
and Hardison worked the ball to
the Ahoskie 39. Robert and Bruce
White added four yards and
Overton then got away for 15
yards. Ashley and Hardison car
ried to the two-yard line, from
where Robert White again crack
ed the line for the second touch
Edenton’s third todchdown was
made about midway of the sec
ond quarter. Ahoskie kicked af
ter Bruce White threw Overton of
Ahoskie for a four-yard loss <jn
third down, and Ashley returned
to the Aces’ 23. Aided by a pass
from Overton to Jack Bunch
good for 30 yards, Bruce White,
Robert White and Hardison car
ried to the • Ahoskie five-yard
line, from where Bruce White
bulled his way through for the
When Ashley kicked, the In
dians held possession of the ball
the remainder of the quarter.
1 Continued on Paps 6—Section 2
pMdenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 31,1957.
( r- '’j |
The Rev. Edward C. Thornberg
| of Greenville will be the speak
!er at revival services at the
| Edenton Presbyterian Church be
ginning Monday. November 4 and
continuing through Friday, No
Church Nov. 4|
The Rev. Edward C. Thornberg,
! pastor of Meadowbrook Prcsby
! terian Church, Greenville, will be
| the speaker at revival services at
I the Edenton Presbyterian Church
] beginning Monday, November 4,
j and continuing through Friday,
November 8, every night at 7:30
Mr. Thornberg has studied at
I Northern Baptist and Westminis- *
| ter Theological Seminaries, and
served with the Congregational
Christian Church before uniting '
with the Southern Presbyterian
Church. In addition to his pres
ent pastorate, he has served,
churches in western Michigan;
near Grand Rapids. He is much i
sought after as an evangelist, and ]
a good week of meetings is ex-1
The public is cordially invited |
to attend. Christians in a11 1
churches are requested to pray for
a mighty out-pouring of the Spir
it on the services.
In New Post At
j Leonard C. Small has been ap
! pointed administrative assistant
| at Duke Hospital, Superintendent!
‘ F. Ross Porter has announced.
Small succeeds John M. Mc-
Bryde, Jr., who resigned to ac
cept a position as assistant super
intendent of Good Samaritan Hos
pital in Lexington, Ky.
I The post of administrative as
| sistant was created four years ago
to provide more efficient service
I for Duke Hospital patients, Por
ter said. Small’s duties will cen
ter around supervision of the hos
pital business offices.
A native of Edenton, Small
holds the B.S. degree from Wake
Forest College. He was a prac
ticing accountant in Elizabeth
City before coming to Duke and
was vice-president of the Eden
ton Junior Chamber of Com
Small is married to the former
Miss Charlotte Leary of Edenton.
They are the parents of two chil
By Chowan PTA
On Friday Night
The Chowan High School Par
ent-Teacher Association will
sponsor its annual Halloween par
ty Friday night, November 1, at
the Chowan High School. The
affair will begin with a supper to
be served at 6:30 o’clock, after
which a program of fun, frolic and
merriment has been arranged.
A large crowd is expected to at
tend and be treated to an evening
of wholesome entertainment.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Edenton Chapter No. 302, Order
of the Eastern Star, will meet in
t h,e Masonic Temple Monday
night, November 4, at 8 o’clock.
Mrs. A1 Stanton, worthy matron,
, is very anxious to have a full at
Buck Wheeler, Jr.
Lost In Bear Swamp
Trick Or Treat
Money Goes To
Municipal endorsement was of
ficially accorded Trick or Treat
for UNICEF this week when May
or Kehayes issued a proclamation
setting aside October 31st as
UNICEF Day, and urged all citi
zens of Edenton to cooperate to
their fullest extent with UNCEF
spooks and goblins. The Student
Council of Edenton Junior-Senior
High School, sponsors of the pro
gram, also received assurance of
cooperation from Police Chief j
Dail and endorsements from the}
PTA and the Woman’s Club.
Mayor Kehayes points out that
the United Nations Children’s
Fund is being helped by Ameri
can children to aid 45 million
children and mothers in 95 coun
i tries and territories by sending
! UNICEF milk, vitamins and med
icines and is overcoming ignor
ance and superstition with sound
mother and child care.
So, your doorbell is going to be
, kept busy Thursday night. This
1 year children will be trotting
| around in masks and sheets as us-
I ual, but they have volunteered to
donate the pennies and nickels
| you give them to UNICEF, the
United Nations Children’s Fund.
Continued on Page 6—Section 1 i
I . I
To Meet Nov. 4
• The Board of'Directors of the
I Edenton Band Parents Association
j will meet at the Junior-Senior:
High School at 8 o’clock Monday,
night, November 4, to complete,
plans for Band Boosters’ Day]
which will be observed Saturday, 1
Currently, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Hollowell, co-chairmen of the'
transportation committee, assist
ed by Mrs. Leroy Harrell. Mrs.
David Goodwin and Mrs. Worth
Spencer, are engaged in arrang
ing rides for the band, for the last
road game of the season, hoping,
of course, the flu epidemic doesn’t
It is also hoped that this will
be the last trip made by private
cars. The answer to that lies with
the board, and generosity of the
120 Years Ago
j * As Found In the Files of
The Chowan Herald
In the neighborhood of 300 Cho
wan County farmers met in Eden,
ton to hear R. C. Holland, whoj
explained the peanut stabilization!
price campaign sponsored by the 1
federal government. Mr. Holland
was president and general mana
ger of the State Peanut Stabilisa
Edenton Aces, under Coach Da
vid Holton, added their fifth con
secutive victory by defeating
Thomas J. Burgess, former
Edentonian. lost his life by
drowning following a fire on a
I concrete mixer barge at the
Continued on Page 7—Section 1
Aces To Play First Elimination
Game For State Championship
With Weldon In Ahoskie Nov. 8
Edenton's Aces will begin the
playoffs for the Slate Class A
football championship Friday
night. November 8. Official in
formation was received in Eden
ton Tuesday that the Acee' op
ponent in the first elimination
game will bo Weldon, winners of
the Roanoke-Chow an Conference.
The game will be played on neu
tral grounds with Ahoskie desig
nated as the scene of battle.
Weldon is reported to have a
vary strong team, so that the Ac*S
will bo golfing in shops in an of
fort to continue in the race for l
Youth Spotted Perch
ed In a Tree Near
Buck Wheeler, Jr., 14-year-old j
son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Wheel
er, had a harrowing experience
Saturday when he became lost in
the wilds of Bear Swamp. Young
Wheeler, together with his father
and Ray Norris of Portsmouth,
went on a hunting trip in the
swamp and somehow became sep
arated from the other two for
about six hours.
The boy’s father contacted
Sheriff J. A. Bunch, who enlisted
the aid of a helicopter from the
Elizabeth City Coast Guard Sta
i tion. piloted by Lieut.-Comdr. J.
J Weber, who with his crew spotted
I the boy perched high in a tree and
waving as the helicopter passed
over. His location was reported
to a searching party, who found
the boy about 6 o’clock as it was
A group of men joined in the
search for the boy, but it was not
until word reached them from the
helicopter that they knew exactly
where the boy was. He had wan
dered several miles from his fath
er but when found he was none
the worse for his exciting experi
Billy Goodwin j
William Goodwin. Chowan i
County Senior 4-H Club mem
ber, \yas awarded a scholarship j
Tfom iTirglnii"Electric and Power
Company Tuesday night at the
annual 4-H Electric Congress in,
j Raleigh. Billy received his j
.award for having the most out- j
(standing ijoys’ record in his 4-H,
'electric project in the territory
served by VEPCO. Audrey
Chambers of Pasquotank was
the girl winner. Billy won a
gold watch last year for being
second place territorial winner.
Also attending the Congress
sponsored by four electric com
panies were Kay Lowe of the
Advance 4-H Club and Tommy
Parker of the Center Hill Club.
Kay and Tommy won their trips
by being Chowan County win
ners in the electric project.
Highlights of the Congress, I
which lasted from October 27-1
29, were tours of the Westing- 1
house meter plant and State j
(College Schools of Agriculture'
and Engineering, demonstrations
by 4-H Club members and seeing i
the Ice Capades in the State
College Coliseum. The climax
of the meeting was the awards
banquet in the ballroom of the
i Sir Walter Hotel, where the
Congress was held.
Attending the meeting were
1 4-H members and agents from all
counties in North Carolina.
IN BEAUTY CONTEST
Miss Ann MacFadden Taylor of
Edenton, a freshman at Woman’s
College, has been nominated for
beauty representative of her
class. The election will be held
Wednesday, November 6.
Miss Taylor, who is majoring
in music at Woman’s College, is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
1 W. J. Taylor.
another State Championship un
dor Coach Bill Billings.
On the same night Millbrook.
winner of the Wake County Con
ference. will oppose Erwin, win
ner of fits Mid-Central Confer
ence. The winners of these two
ggmee will oppose ooch other the
following Friday night in the bat
tle for a state chgfapionship.
The Ahoskie football field will
tool about lAM people and it is
reasonably saw that both Eden
ten and Weldon will have a largo
number of nipKtut follow their
respective teamy I
Nt f v v ||
Ll: J I
Annie Ruth Nixon, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Nixon, Route
1, Edenton, has been a state win
ner for four Consecutive years in
the Junior Memory Work Tourna
ment of the Baptist Training Un
ion. She has learned 200 Bible
verses and references. She re
ceived a special award at Caswell
Baptist Assembly, Southport, N
C., this year. Annie Ruth is the
second four year state winnei
from Rocky Hock Baptist Church
This church has had participants j
in the tournament for six years (
under the leadership of Beulah ]
Evans. Junior Leader. Most of
the participants have been state !
winners one or more times. Three j
other state winners from Rocky,
Hock Baptist Church this year!
were Marlene Gilley, Bettie Jean !
Smith and Dannie Long.
Scout Troops i
Officers and leaders of the!
Edenton Girl Scout Troops met at
the home of the chairman, Mrs. R.
>H. Vaogruni, Wednesday,-October
23. The problems encountered
getting the various troops under
way this fall were discussed and
policy for the year’s activities
The Edenton Girl Scouts now
consist of three Brownie Troops,
two Intermediate Troops and one
Senior Troop with a total enroll-j
ment of 90 girls.
The board voted to the
troops participate in the Christ
mas parade and to offer swim
ming instruction with the coop-1
eration of the Marine Base when
the proper qualifications of an in
structor are met. The Brownie
Continued on Page 6—Section 1
St. I’auTs Bazaar
Scheduled !Noa. 12
The annual bazaar of St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church will be held on
Tuesday, November 12, at the
Parish House beginning at 10
Numerous handmade articles
will be on sale as well as items
suitable for Christmas gifts and
other occasions. Novel Christmas
decorations will also be available.
A new feature this year will be
a “Curiosity Shoppe” and a men’s
table will be added.
The plant table will include as
usual, shrubs, perennial and an
nual plants, bulbs and potted
plants. Advance orders of any
variety of small trees, shrubs,
plants or bulbs will be given spe
cial attention. Anyone desiring
these may contact Mrs. R. P.
Baer, phone 2537; Mrs. Roland
Vaughan, phone 2538, or Mrs.
John Kramer, phone 2662, before
November 1, to be delivered on
bazaar day. November 12.
Many kinds of delicious home
made pickles, preserves, cookies,
candies and cakes will be on dis
play at the food bar.
A chicken salad plate luncheon
will be served from 12 until 2
P. M., and a turkey dinner will be
served at 7 P. M., followed by an
evening auction sale. Tickets for
the dinner may be bought from
members of St. Paul’s Auxiliary.
CHRISTMAS SAVING CLUB
WILL CLOSE NOVEMBER 9
The 1957 Christmas Saving
Club at the Bank of Edenton will
close Saturday, November 9
After that date no more pay
ments will be accepted, so that
members who desire to receive
the full amount of their club
I should pay up promptly.
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina.
Club Takes Honors
At District Meeting
| Postponed j
Though advertised to lake place
Friday of last week, observance ot
homecoming day at the Edenton
Negro High School was forced to
be cancelled and is now schedul
ed to be observed Tuesday, No
The affair was postponed due to
an epidemic of flu at Roper which
prevented many members of the
Roper football team from play
ing. The Bears will oppose the
Edenton Hornets as a climax of
homecoming on Hicks Field Tues
day afternoon, November 26. The
usual pre-game parade will be
held as originally planned and a
dance will be held in the gym
torium from 8 o'clock to mid-:
Stage Set For
Tonight (Thursdav) Edenton
j Woman’s Club will stage its elev-
I enth annual community Hallo
ween party, which is expected to
| attract youngsters by the hun-!
dreds dressed in costumes of all j
The annual party is supported 1
generously and enthusiastically
by Edenton merchants, civic or
ganizations and interested in
Party officials have announced
the Jaycees will lend a helping
hand again in staging the party .
and the Varsity Club will also he
on franc' to assist in the parade.
All children who will partici
pate in the parade are requested
to meet on the Court House
Green by 6 o’clock in order to j
he ready to begin the march out'
Broad Street to the playgrounds
,by 6:30. The parade is scheduled
to reach the playgrounds by 7
Continued on Page 7—Section l
C. Gordon Maddrey '
At the Edenton Rotary Club's
meeting Thursday of next week.
C. Gordon Maddrey. district gov
ernor of the 771st District will
make his official visit and speak
to the club after the luncheon.
Cub Scouts Make Good Showing
In Annual Inspection Tuesday
Night; Competition Very Close
Edenton Cub Scouts were diked
out to perfection Tuesday night
for their annual inspection which
was held in the cafeteria at the
Edenton Junior - Senior ' High
Very little was found wrong
with the boys so that competition
was very close for the highest
score. Den 9 managed to squeeze
through with the best score, which
was 99.25. Other scores were:
Den 1, 98.66; Den 3, 97.80; Den 4,
97.80: Den 6, 97.5 and Den 8,
The judges for the inspection
were Mayor Ernest Kehayes, Col.
Frank Collins, C. W. Overman,
Gerald James and J. Edwin Buff
lap. All of the inspectors care
fully scrutinized the boys from
head to foot and found very few
YOU MAY SAVE
] Two Top Awards Won
At Meeting In Ahos
The Edenton Woman’s Club
captured two top awards at the
annual meeting of the 16th Dis
trict of the North Carolina Fed
eration of Woman's Clubs held
in Ahoskie Saturday.
Mrs. James P. Ricks won the
Ethel Parker Cup for the best
editorial on current events, and
the club's yearbook was declared
the best in the 51-100 member
ship group. Mrs. Ricks’ award
came in the individual achieve
ment division. Her prize-win
ning article was written about
the local Chamber of Commerce.
The 1957-58 yearbook which
(took first place in its division
j was compiled by Mrs. Dan
I Reaves and her committee. The
r over was designed by Mrs. C. A.
[Phillips. By winning in the dis
trict. the yearbook qualifies as
|an entry for state honors. A
blue ribbon and a cash award
was given the club for winning
the district event.
Edenton s club also was given
in honor award for being a 100
percent dub during the past
year. This award is presented
I annually for club activity and
•support and partvipation in the
] Federation's program.
Other awards of silver made at
1 the district meeting included the
Corbel 1 Cup. Gates ville club;
Mary Fearing pitcher, Severn
club: Carrie Earnhardt Cup for
the outstanding club woman o?
the district. Mrs. W. F. Britt,
district president of Ahoskie;
Dorothy H. Brown Tray, Ahoskie
Jun or Woman's Club.
Mrs. Sam Tuten of C'amden
was e'ected vice president of
the district for the coming year
and a mail ballot will be con
ducted in order to elect a presi
dent to fill the vacancy created
by the resignation of Mrs. Gwynn
Coekey of Gates ville, who was
| forced to withdraw when it was
! learned she would he leaving the
district next month.
The district meeting was pre
sided over by Mrs. Britt and
special guests introduced in
|eluded Mrs. Aubrey Maunev of
(Kings Mounta’n, strip president;
(Mrs. James M. Harper. Jr., of
(Southport, second vice president,
land Marjorie Yokelev of Mt.
I Airy, third vice president.
Attending from the Edenton
jelub were Mrs. J. M. Thorud.
president. Mrs. W. J. P. Earn
hardt and Mrs. J. Earl Richard
Edenton's annual Halloween
party, sponsored by the Woman's
Club, will be held tonight (Thurs
day) beginning at the Court
House Green at 6 o'clock.
Annual bazaar of St. Paul's
Episcopal Church will be held
, Tuesday, November 12, beginning
l at 10 A. M. It will include a sal
ad plate served from 12 to 2 P. M.
: and a turkey dinner served at 7
: Continued on Page 6—Section 1
things Wrong with their uniforms
The inspection was in charge of
Col. W. A. Free. Cubmaster, who
during the evening complimented
the boys and den mothers and
made the following awards:
Den I—Ernest Carpenter. Gold
Arrow under Wolf: Elliott
Den 4—Bruce Miranda. Assist
ant Denner; Gregory Hamilton,
Den 6—William Gasper, Wolf:
Thomas C. Phillips, Webelos.
Den B—Martin Boyce, Wolf.
Den 9 Robert Wisely, Wolf;
Dan Hassell, Bear, Geld on Bear;
Kermit Layton, Gold on Bear.
The attendance |ward for hav
ing the most parents present went
to Den 1.