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I Volume XXlV.—Number 51
Harry Smith Os Sayb *! ok,
Conn., Accepts PositkM As
Edenton’s C. Os C. Manager
Expects to Arrive In
Edenton January 15
To Begin Duties
Following a recent conference
with members of the board of di
rectors 1 of the Edenton Chamber
* Os Commerce, Harry Smith, Jr.,
of Old; Saybrook, Connecticut,
this weeik accepted the position as
.manager of the Edenton Cham
ber of Commerce.
Mr. Smith and his wife came
to Edenton December 6 and both
were favorably impressed with
Edenton and the possibilities for ,
an active and successful Cham- 1
ber of Commerce.
During their brief stay in Eden-1
ton Mrs. Smith was entertained 1
by Mrs.- Gilliam Wood. Mrs. Joe I
Thorud and Mrs. L. A. Patterson
and she expressed her apprecia-1
tion for the hospitality accorded
her and was impressed with the
beauty of Edenton. Mr. Smith
had lunch with members of the
board of directors -and he. too,
was very favorably impressed,
but withheld his decision to come
to Edenton until early this week.
According to present plans Mr.
Smith expects to arrive in Eden
ton Wednesday, January 15, to
begin his duties, as manager of
the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Smith is a graduate of,
Northeastern Institute for Com-;
mercial and Trade Association
Executives, Vale University;
Pratt School of Business, New
York, and served as secretary of
the Middlesex County Manufac
turers Association. He is married
and a member of the Episcopal
From 1934 to 1943 he was as
sistant to the director of public
information, Motion Picture As
sociation of America, New York.
He prepared industry information
and statistics for distribution to
educational groups and newspa
From 1943 to 1947 he was exec
utive secretary, Society of Motion
Picture and Television Engineers,
New York. He was responsible
for the general operations of the
society, including budget and fi
nancial activities, membership
promotion, contracts with the
armed services, sectional meet
ings and conventions, establish
ment of industry standards. He
was also editor of Smpte Journal,
directed all publishing activities,
public relations and obtaining
For a year, 1948-1949 he was
special representative fpr the
Florida State Chamber of Com
merce, Jacksonville. He conduct
ed special business and member
ship surveys, gathered economic
statistics, served as liaison be
tween FSCC and local chambers
Continued on Pag* 4—Section 1
20 Years Ago
As Found In the Files of
The Chowan Herald
Judge R. Hunt Parker, presid
ing at a term of Chowan Superior
Court, fired a jury after he Hi- j
strueted a verdict of guilty j
against A. R. Chappell. The jury
could roach a* decision, when
’.SnJbßt Parker loti Dftiionco 'T
don't want 12 such men to sit Hi
a jury in tny court," ho said. "You J
pro dismissed, got out and go
homo." The jurymen received
their par and lost no time in get
ting out of the Court House.
£, ts. Spires, who was -selected
hy rfilwwii Clyde Hoey as chair
man of the Governor's Hospitali
ty Committee for Chowan Coun
Shteh taduiid iTm. w“j
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
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Junior Chamber Os Commerce
Plans Search To Find County’s
Outstanding Farmer For Year
Who is this community’s most
outstanding young farmer? That
is the question raised by a new
Junior Chamber of Commerce
project now in progress, accord
ing to Warren Twiddy, president
of the local Jaycee group.
Very soon a community-wide
search -will begin with the pub
lic asked to nominate any farmer
aged 21 through 35 who is mak
ing outstanding progress in his
agricultural career, is practicing
soil and natural resource con
servation and who maintains a j
consistent contributory role in!
community improvement and as- i
The purpose of the search, ac- j
cording to Mr. Twiddy, is to in- 1
crease public understanding of
the farmer and his problems, and
At DAR Meeting
The Rev. George B. Holmes,
rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, was guest speaker at the
meeting of the Edenton Tea Par
ty Chapter of the DAR held Wed
nesday afternoon of last week.
Mr. Holmes spoke on the sub
ject, “Our Goodly Heritage—The
Church.” In part Mr. Holmes
had this to say;
“A very wise public speaker
■oWW; saitfrfoatirspfcedh could'nev
er catch the attention of an audi
ence unless it answered a ques
tion for which the audience
wanted an answer. I am sure
many people are asking them
selves what they have inherited
in the church!
“Today many are troubled to
know what to do about life in
general. In a world sometimes
insane and always disturbing we
are in need of interpretation and
the Church offers this interpre
“Arnold Toynbee, engaged in
writing a history of the twenty
one different civilizations that
have existed in man’s experience
indicates a rhythm of history
which in the 18th century found
men organizing accumulated ma
terial, in the 19th century enlarg
ing the sources of knowledge and
vast bulks of information, but
without much effort at analysis.
“This growth in mere knowl
edge and with complexity of liv
ing ever increasing has caught us
in the 20th century with an in
creasing feeling of urgency and
a feeling of utter confusion.
“At this point as church mem
berships increase we are indicat
ing thankfulness for the Church
Continued on Pago 4—Section 1
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ienton, Chowan County, .North Carolina, Thursday, December 19,1957
;, to create, through example, more
youth interest in farming as a
profitable and satisfying career.
| Awards will be made to the
community winner and runner
; up. The winner will be entered
| in the state judging and may win
i an all-expense trip to a national
1 awards program in Indianapolis,
Indiana, next April. There, dur
ing a three-day awards pro
gram, America’s four outstand
-1 ing young farmers of 1957 will
’ be selected and honored. For
the fourth year Jaycees and the
American Petro’eum Institute,
| Committee on Agriculture, are
rational co-sponsors. More than
i 1,500 are expected to partici
1 Nomination forms are avail
able from Wesley Chesson, Jr.,
at Hobbs Implement Company.
Special Music At
The Edenton Methodist Church
will present its annual program
of Christmas music at the wor
ship service next Sunday morn
ing, December 22, at 11 o’clock.
The program has been arranged
and will be directed by Mrs.
Mary Leggett Browning, the
church’s director of music. Ac
companied by Mrs. J. J. Ross at
the organ, the choir will sing
traditional and modem Christ
mas carols and anthems. Robert
S. Marsh, the Methodist Church’s
lay leader, will preside over the
service and read appropriate
passages of Scripture between
the musical numbers. The pas
tor of the church, the Rev. Earl
Richardson, will sing in the
Five Leaders In
At the end of round 7 in the
bridge marathon sponsored by the
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary, Dr.
Richard Hardin and Joe Thorud
still maintain a slight lead. A
new team, Mrs. Watson Bell and
Mrs. J. B. Harrison, managed to
climb into the five top leaders.
The five leading teams and
their scores at the end of the sev
enth round follow:
First—Dr. Richard Hardin and
Joe Thorud, 30,540.
Second—Mrs. L. A. Patterson
and Mrs. W. B. Rosevear, 30,170.
Third—Cecil Fry and W. T.
Fourth —Mrs. Wesley Chesson
and Mrs. Tom Shepard, 23,370.
Fifth—Mrs. Watson Bell and
Mrs. J. B. Harrison, 22,810.
Edenton’s Woman Os The Year ]
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Mrs. Ida Campen (left) who has been selected "Woman of
the Year" by the Edenton Business and Professional Woman's
Ciub. The honor was conferred upon her ai the Bosses' Night
Christmas party held at the Masonic Temple Tuesday night
of last week. Mrs. Lena Leary, mistress of ceremony, prasen ed
her with a dozen red roses on behalf of the c.ub.—(Evelyn
District March Dimes Workers
Hold Meeting In Edenton For
Planning 1958 Drive For Funds
Wednesday night of last week
March of Dimes workers of the
district met at a luncheon meet
ing held at the Triangle Restau
Tom Hopkins, Chairman of the
Chowan County Chapter of the
National Foundation for Infan
tile Paralysis, presided over the
meeting, which was also attended
by Jack McGee, Eastern State
Mr. McGee pointed out the im
portance of being inoculated with
Salk vaccine, saying that as of
November 9, 1957, the following
percentages out of an eligible 1,-
677.441 people had been treated:
68.7% one inoculation; 59.9% two
inoculations and 39.6% three inoc
He also stated that recent stud
ies indicated that the vaccine is
effective in preventing paralysis
as follows: 65% with one shot,
80% with two shots and 90% with
Mr. McGee said it required 20
years of research to get a vac
cine to fight polio and that it is
discouraging to see how compara
tively few take advantage of it.
At St. Ann’s Church
The Christmas schedule • for
St. Ann’s Catholic Church this
season will open with a mid
night mass by the Rev. Francis
M. Smith, pastor. There will be ;
an organ prelude at 11:30 P. M.
with the singing of the mass be-;
ginning at 12 A. M. Wednesday:
Assisting Father Smith will be j
Father Joseph J. Waters and-the |
acolytes of St. Ann’s parish.
The choir will be under the
direction of Mrs. Marion LaVoy,
with Mrs. Janet Beeler as organ
ist. _ The selection hymns as an
nounced by Mrs. LaVoy will in
clude:, Adeste Fidelis,' Gabriel’s
Christmas Lullaby; Jusu Bam
bino; Lo, How a Rose E’re
Blooming; Resonet In Laudibus
of the 14th century, and the Re
cessional will be Joy to the*
The mass to be sung will be
that of Leonard. Mass in F.
Other mass on Christmas Day
will be offered at 8 A. M. and
11 A. M. Confessions the day
before Christmas, Tuesday, are
Heard from 4 to 5:30 P. M. at
the Marine Base and from 7 to
8 P. M. at St. Ann’s Church.
All are cordially welcome to
attend any of the above services.
Os Byrum’s Prize
Earl M. Hodges, a member of
VMA-25 at Hhe Edenton Naval
Auxiliary Air Station was the
winner of the Grand Prize at Bjr
rum’s Hardware Company.
Byrum’s began a huge prize
drawing November 16 which end
ed Saturday in which approxi
mately $10,006 was given in priz
es. The Grand Prize was .the
choice of a Westinghouse refriger
ator, range or laundromat worth
$239.95, so that Mr Hodges will
i More people should become
aware of the importance of inoc
-1 ulatfon. He said that so far this
year 214 cases of polio were re
; ported in North Carolina.
I Various methods of raising
money through the March of
j Dimes was presented, with Tom
Ridgeway. March of Dimes Chair
, man for Chowan County this vear
advancing a number of ideas
! which will no doubt he used in
[Chowan in an effort to raise a
| substantial amount. Mr. Hopkins
i pointed out that over $7,000 was
I spent in Edenton last year for
only one polio victim, so that he
expressed the hope that Chowan
citizens will realize the need of
Mr. .McGee also pornted out
! that as of November 27, 1957. for
ty-two of our North Carolina
i Chapters do not have funds to
pay bills on hand for patient care.
The National Foundation's Epi
demic Aid Fund has alreadv sent
into North Carolina $79,750.00.
Funds are being requested from
I chapters with uncommitted assets
in order to send to chapters whose
treasuries are empty.
Edenton Rotarians will hold
their annual Christmas party to
night (Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock in
the American Legion building.
An interesting program has been
; arranged by a committee compos
i cd. Os Dr. Ed Bond. J. H. Ricks.
I Sr., and Edward Wozelka, which
: will include exchanging gifts.
At Baptist Church
Siuiday, Dec. 22
The annual twilight service of
Christmas music will be rendered
by the choirs • of the Baptist
church on Sunday afternoon, De
cember 22, at 5 o’clock.
This service was originated by
the adult choir of the church sev
eral years and it now includes
the junior choir and the youth
choir of the church. The pro
gram will be a narrative in song
of the birth of the Christ Child
and the pastor, the Rev. R. N.
Carroll, will read the Biblical
The public is cordially invited.
This service replaces the regular
evening worship service.
SH Short !
Mrs. James M. Bond and Ralph
Parrish, Christmas Seal Sale co
chairmen, announce that members
of the Edenton Woman's Club
have just completed and mailed
1,000 letters to residents of Cho-.
wan County reminding them to
make contributions to the 51st
annual Christmas Seal Sale.
As' of December 16. contribu
tions amounting to 8929.82 had
been made toward the $2,000 goaL
The drive has been progressing
nicely, but is $1,670.18 short of
the goal set for the county.
"Once again." say the chairmen,
"we ask that you buy and use
j Varsity Club To
Dance Dec. 25
Edenton’s Varsity Club will
again sponsor a Christmas dance, j
which will be held in the Eden
ton armory Wednesday night, De- \
cember 25. The danee will begin i
i at 9 o’clock and continue until j
1 A. M. I
j Music for the dance will be
I furnished by Charlie Niles and
I his orchestra from Norfolk,
j Advance tickets are on sale
i now by members of the club and
! a big turn-out is expected for
| this annual holiday affair, which
j has for many years been one of
j the area’s largest dances.
| Table reservations mav be
! made in advance by phoning 3264,
i 2429 or 3359.
People Will Sing i
j Carols Dee. 22nd
Young people of the Edenton
Methodist Church will go on
their annual tour of Christmas
.caroling Sundav evening, De
cember 22. They will meet at
the church at 7 o'clock for carol !
practice, with Mrs. Esther Elliott |
as leader. The young people will j
sing for the shut-ins they know!
about and to others whom they I
may learn between now and j
( Sunday evening,
j At the completion of their
"caroling the boys and girls will I
go to the Methodist parsonage,!
.where Mr. -and Mrs. Earl Rich-:
ardson will entertain them with;
refreshments. As in the past, j
the young people are permitted j
|to bring guests for the carol !
I singing and for the visit with the]
] Richardsons at the parsonage.
1 At St. Paul’s Cli urcb
Christmas services at St. Paul's
! Episcopal Church will begin Sun-!
| day. December 22. according to j
i the Rev. George B. Holmes, rec- j
I tor, with the Church School
j Pageant at 9:30 A. M.
The very popular Festival of
Carols will be conducted at 11 |
A. M., Sunday with Michael Ma- j
lone at the organ and the Senior f
Evening Prayer at 5:00 o'clock
] will conclude the Advent series I
j under the theme "Preparation for ;
Holy Communion will be cele-j,
; bra ted Christmas Eve at 11 j
o'clock and again Christmas Dav,
at 10:30 A. M. Mrs. Thomas S.
Hopkins will be at the console.
Tour For Children !
l In the neighborhood of 15 un-l
' del-privileged children are sched- j :
uled to enjoy a shopping tourj
Monday, December 23. The tour ,
is sponsored by the Edenton Jay- ■
cees and will give the youngsters |
an opportunity to buy clothes,],
toys, candy and fruit and each ,
one will be presented a silver dol- j
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At Baptist Church i,
White Christmas will be ob- J,
served at the Baptist Church dur
ing the Sunday School hour and
the morning worship hour on
Sunday, December 22. At this
time members of the Sunday
School and church will bring
items of food, wrapped in white,
which they wish to share with
the less fortunate of the commun-1
Empty Stocking Fund Expected
To Help About 200 Children
The Young Churchmen of St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church, spon
soring the Empty Stocking Fund
for the town of Edenton and al
lied area, announce that their list
completed Sunday will include
200 children from 12 years of age
Letters are being sent to fami
lies who are eligible and this let
ter in the envelope bearing the
family name can be brought tb
the Parish House on Gale Street,
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina
jj C. Os C. Manager j
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HAid.iy SMllii. „ri.
Early this week Harry Smith.
]Jr., ol Old Saybrook. Conn., no
jtif'ed Gilliam Wood, president of
the Edenton Chamber of Com
merce, that he had acc pled the
position of manager and expectei
to report for cu'y Wednesday.
Post Office Now ‘
In Midst Os Rush
“The time has passed to talk
j about "Mailing Early For Christ
] mas’. ’ says Postmaster J. L.
Chestnutt, “but you can still help
us to avoid a tremendous last
I minute pile-up of Christmas mail
! send all your gift pack -
I ages and Christmas cards right
i To the inevitable last minute
| mailers he suggests use of air
] mail for every Christmas card or
[gift going to distant places out
ot-town. He points out that
even a few hours delay at this
critical time may mean disap
pointment for friends and loved;
[ones on Christmas Day.
The Postmaster says that he
expects the 1957. Christmas mails
| will break all records, and that
I the "mail load will undoubtedly!
hit its peak within the next day
or two. The flood of outgoing
Christinas cards and gifts is be
ing matched by a like torrent of
inconvng mail that is becoming
greater every day.
Postal employees are digging
iit harder than ever and for the
convenience of patrons the Post
Office will remain open from
8:30 A. M. to 5 P. M.. including
Saturday. December 21. The of
fice was also open last Saturday
"There’s still time for local
deliveries." says Mr. Chestnutt.
"but all Christmas cards should,
be sent for first class mail. Bel
sure to include your return ad- j
dress on all Christmas card en-;
velopes and package labels.”
The Postmaster expressed his
thanks for the fine cooperation
from the public so l'ar. and asks i
for continued help so that all
gift packages and Christmas
cards can be delivered before
CALL OFF MEETING
Ed Bond Post No. 40 of the ]
American Legion has called off;
j itg meeting scheduled to be held
Tuesday of next week. December
i 24. Commander Troy Toppin says
] the meetings will be resumed af
i ter the holidays.
the hours of 9:00 A. M., and noon
for the boxes.
Miss Milly Price, president,
urges all who wish to contribute
to the Christmas joy of children
in need of toys and other items
may still find the opportunity to
Everyone has been very gen
erous with their contributions this
year and it is hoped that the 200
children may be provided for
without any solicitation as plan
ned. Give this week!
YOU MAY SAVE
Considered Best Per
formance Ever Pre
An outstanding program of
Christmas music was presented
n the E ementary School audi
torium Sunday afternoon at 5
o'clock which delighted a large
group of friends. The various
groups, under the direction of
Mrs. Mary Leggett Browning,
included the Senior High Chor
us. Junior High Boys’ Choir.
Elementary Chorus, Junior High
Girls' Choir and he Treble Clef
The narrator for the program
was Jerry Holmes and accom
panists were Betsy Ross, Brenda
Mooney, Mary Harrell. Jo Ann
Leary, Roger Lamm and Jean
The program, which is an an
nual feature of the Christmas
season, was the best evt r pre
sented and brought a great deal
lot-very iavorable comment i'r<i;n
the large number who heaid it.
The program as presented fol
Introductory Carol. The First
Noel. Traditional, by the com
Lo, How A Rose E'er Bloom
ing. Prtietorius, by Senior High
Chris',mas R.unie'ay. Young,
bv Senior High Chorus.
The Star Carol. Burt, by Junior
High Girls’ Choir,
Glory To God In the Highest,
I’ergolesi, by Senior High Chor
Come With Torches. Old
Fiench. by Elementary Chorus,
We Three Kings of Orient
Are. Trad tional. by Junior High
The Christ Child. Austrian
Carol, by Elementary Chorus.
What Child Is This. Old Eng
lish. and The Adoration of the
Shepherds. Medeval Catalonian
Nativity Song, by Treble Clef
O Nightingale. Awake. Sw, -
Carol, by Senior High Chorus.
Carol of the Reindeer. Stan
ley. bv Elementary Chorus.
I Wonder As I Wander. Ap
palaehian Folk Carol, by Jane
Sanc'tus, Gounod, by Senior
Closing Hymn. O Come. All
Ye Faithful. with combined
ON ALL-EASTFRN TEAM
Eckn ton’s Aces placed two
players on the All-Eastern Cla s
A football team selected by the
Raleigh News and Observer,
The two were Henry Overton
and David Fletcher.
Bruce White, hard-charging
fullback of the Aces, was named
on the second team.
| Early Next Week
In order lo allow Herald em
ployees a few well-earned days
of rest over the Christmas holi
days. The Herald will be printed
Monday of next week, December
23. Any advertising or news
copy, therefore, should be in the
office not later than 9 o'clock
[ CIVIC CALENDAR \
again sponsor a Christmas dance
in the Edenton armory Wednes
day night, December 25, from 9
P. M.. to 1 A. M.
Edenton Post Office will be
open every day from now until
The annual twilight service of
Christmas music will be presented
by the Baptist Church choirs on
Sunday afternoon, December 22,
at 5 o'clock.
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F.
ft A. M., will hold a stated com
munication tonight (Thursday) at
Special Christmas msit ic will be
presented at the Methodist
Church Sunday morning. Decom
ber 22. at the 11 atdocfcrteur by
the church choir.