The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, December 18, 1958, Image 1
tir -■ ‘ - ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN CHOWAN COUNTY V— ... Volume XXV;—Number 51. Burnt Mill Creek Watershed Landowners Accept Proposal For Federal Aid Improvement ——— v »Government Cost Esti mated to Be $23,687 And Landowners to Pay $7,662 , Landowners on Burnt Mill Creek watershed met at the Agri cultural Building in Hertford last Thursday, December 11. and ac , cepted the proposed plan of im- I provement submitted by the Soil f Conservation Service for their watershed. A request for assist ance under the small watershed act (Public Law 566) was submit-! ted to the State Soil Conservation! Committee by the landowners in! November of this year. Burnt Mill Creek is located on the coun ty line between Perquimans and Chowan counties in the Yeopim community. The proposed plan of improve ment will cost an estimated $33,- 635 with the federal government paying 71% of the cost and the landowners 29%. Included in the plan was a complete drainage system for the watershed and a plan for flood prevention. The survey team listed the type of damages or flooding, 7.5% flood prevention 50%, and drain age 42.5%. R. M. Dailey. Deputy State Conservationist, and L. F. Thompson, civil engineer, of the Soil Conservation Service, pre sented the plan of improvement and stated that work would be started immediately if the State Soil Conservation Committee ap proved and the local landowners approve. All landowners present agreed to accept the plan. The cost to-the local landowners will be an estimated $7,662. Fed eral Government cost will be an estimated <523,667. Mr. Dailey told the group that North Carolina has been allocat ed 26 million dollahs under Pub lic Law 566 (watershed act) to be Continued on Page 6—Section 1 VFW CHRISTMAS PARTY IS ! PLANNED FOR SAT. NIGHT j Members of VFW Post No. 9280, i and Auxiliary members will stage a Chr'stmas party at the Post) home Saturday night, December j 20, at 9 o’clock. Harold Langdale, commander, urges every member of both or ganizations to be on hand for what is anticipated to be a very enjoyable affair. I Closed Three Days y s The schedule of office hours for the Town Office during the Christmas holidays was announc ed by Town Clerk Ernest J- Ward, Jr. The office will be clos ed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; December 24. 2S and 26. On Saturday, December 27, the office will be open from 9 A. M„' to 12 o'clock. Chowan Hospital Accredited By Commission Os Accredited Hospitals For Period Os Year Announcement was made Tues day by"J. H. Conger, Sr., Chair man of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Frank Wood, Medical Director and Thomas L. Ridgeway, Admin istrator, that the Chowan Hospi tal has been accredited for a pe riod of one year 'by The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals of Chicago, Illinois. At the end. of this one year period, there will be another survey by the Commission and the hospital will be eligible for a full accredi tation for a period of three years. The Chowan Hospital applied for the first time one year ago for the accreditation and on Novem ber 5, 1958, it was surveyed by Dr. T. Norlander, a 'field repre sentative of the Commission. The accreditation was due' to the hard work of the local phy sicians, board of trustees and the . complete hospital staff. In mak ing this preparation, they have £ worked hard and long hours to the hospital to the fcoint *Wbere it could become accredited. * A, letter was received dated No- THE CHOWAN HERALD W .. . .ini j, _ ;!| Honored By BPW Club ] f M f'' . i 1 Pictured at left is Mrs. Lloyd E. Griffin, who on Friday night was named "Woman of the Year for 1958" by the Edenton Business and Professional Woman's Club at its annual Bosses' Night and Christmas party. Mrs. Lena Leary, right, was at the same time named "Club Woman of the Year."—'(Evelyn Leary Photo). Junior Chamber Os Commerce Searching For Man Os The Year * Edenton’s Junior Chamber of Commerce announced .Tuesday ' that the search is under way to find the outstanding young man ip Edenton during the past year. The recipient of this honor will be selected by a secret group of business men above the age of 35. The award, known as the Dis tinguished Service Award, is presented at the annual DSA banquet .which will be held on January 30 at the Masonic Temple. Nominations can be made by any individual club or organiza tion and should be sent to Rich ] ard S. Atkinson, vice president iof the Peoples Bank & Trust J Company and chairman of the Jaycee DSA Committee j The selection of the award I winner is based upon the fol lowing rules: 1. —The Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award is presented annuallly to an outstanding young man of the community for leadership and service to the community dur ing the calendar yeap. The win ner need not be a member of the Jaycees. 2. —Any young man, 21 through 35 years of age, is eligible nomination. If the nominee reaches his 36th birthday before December 31 of the year for which tiie award is given, he becomes eligible if the activities for whicih he is judged were performed whtfn he was 35. 3. —The Judging Committee ' will be composed of distinguish- I Continued cn Page 2—Section 1 Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, commending the hos pital for maintaining standards deserving of the accreditation and for the constant effort to improve the quality of patient care. The Joint Commission on Ac creditation of Hospitals is com ' posed of the following organiza ; tions: American College of Phy ' sicians, American College of Sur ' geons, American Hospital Asso- I ciation, American Medical Asso ■ ciation and The Canadian Medi ■ cal Association. The accreditation by The Joint ’ Commission is to indicate to the • community the quality of per r formance consisting of all phases ■ of hospital operations, quality of the personnel and the ability of > the Medical Staff. To be accredited by the Com i mission, the individual, hospital - has to meet superior standards i Which are considered necessary to > insure the quality of medical care t in hospitals which The Joint . Commission can faithfully recom - mend to the public. The Chowan i Hospital has met these require , merits Edenton, umwan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 18,1958. | Long Holiday V u - u v- I ru-irii~uxr»*i~»~ ~ *~i~ ——■ * Chowan County offices will en-i < joy a long Christmas holiday,! The Herald being advised that all i offices will close Wednesday, De cember 24, and remain closed un- i til Monday, December 29. , Attention is called to this hoii-. ] day, so that important business , can be transacted accordingly. The offices will also be closed ( on New Year’s Day. t Varsity Club Dance Dec. 25 r i Edenton’s Varsity Club will. < hold its annual Christmas dance 1 Thursday night, December 25. The affair will be held in the Eden- i ton armory beginning at 9 o’clock ; and continuing until 1 o’clock. Music for the dance will be pro vided by The Notables of Suf folk, Va„ who are no strangers to local dancing enthusiasts. This I year’s dance is expected to be an I outstanding affair and table res-| ervations can be made by tele-1 phoning William Billings, 2601, or Joe Thorud, 3359. New Secretary For Edenton C. Os C. Mrs. Catherine C. McMullan has been appointed office secretary of j the local Chamber of Commerce,' it was announced Tuesday by Harry Smith, Jr., executive vice president. Mrs. McMullan succeeds Miss Anne Harless who resigned to be married later this month and who has been with the organization ’ since last January. Mrs. McMullan is the daughter . of Mr. and Mrs. H. Allison Cam pen. "civic calendar'* - ----- _ -r_— A Christmas program will be presented at the Chappell Hill . Baptist Church Monday night. . December 22, at 7:30 o'clock. Edenton's Rotary Club will . meet this (Thursday) afternoon at . 1 o'clock in the Parish House. A Christmas pageant, "The - Christmas Angels/' will be pre sented in the Hobbsville School t 1 auditorium Sunday afternoon, De-1 : cember 21. at 3 o'clock by pupils' -of the Elementary School. 3 Edenton's Varsity Club will f hold its annual Christmas dance f Thursday night, December 25. in the Edenton armory from 9 un til 1 o'clock. 1 The Edenton Junior-Senior \ s High School Band will sponsor a 3 turkey shoot at the American' e Legion grounds Saturday, De-1 t cember 20 from 2:30 to 10:30. - P.M. l Most Edenton stores will be - TV -ww 1 ?/ to ?i wonnnuto on rigi o oecnon t Christmas Music, White Christmas At Baptist Church Program of Christmas Music Postponed Last Sunday Due to Heavy Snow Storm Because services at the Eden ton Baptist Church were canceled last Sunday the special offering for the building fund ’scheduled for that time has been postponed until December 28. However, those wishing to make a contribu tion before that time may give he offering to the church treas urer. On next Sunday White Christ mas .will be observed at the church. All persons attending the services are asked to bring a package of food which later will be distributed to the needy in the community. Also on next Sunday. December 21, the combined choirs of the church will present the annual program of Christmas music. The service will be at 4:00 P. M., in the church sanctuary. Participat ing in the program will be the Church Choir, the Cherub, Carol, and Concord Choirs. The pro gram will consist mainly of ar rangements of the well-known 1 carols. Jaycees Honor | Club Founders; The Edenton Junior Chamberj of Commerce is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week since, becoming a chartered club in j 1948. In connection with this oh-1 servance the club honored its charter members at a meeting; held Tuesday night in the Penel-! ope Barker house. Among those receiving Certifi cates designating them as charter members were: Frank Holmes. Bill Holmes, Kermit Layton, Paul Partin, Tom Byrum, Murray By rum. J. M. Boyce, Dan Reaves and John Mitchener. Also honored but not charter members were Exhausted Roost ers Joe Conger, Jr., and Tom Francis. Luther Parks, the only charter member still active in the club, acted as toastmaster. C. Os C. Directors Will Meet Today The board of directors of the Edenton Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular monthly meeting this (Thursday) after noon at the Hotel Joseph Hewes at 4:30 o’clock. The meeting was previously scheduled for last I Thursday but was postponed be-1 cause of the storm. Executive Vice President Harry! Smith, Jr., said several items of importance are on the agenda and urged all directors to be present. Holiday Schedule For Draft Board Office The Selective Service System office, Local Board No. 21, will be closed for the Christmas holi days beginning December 20, un til December 29. All men of Chowan County required to regis ter during this time are excused until the office is opened. The clerk, Maybelle P. Sexton, may be contacted at home, tele phone 2292. Gifts For First New Year Baby The first baby to arrive at Chowan Hospital in 1959 will be greeted by a shower of gifts from local merchants, Tom L. Ridgeway, hospital superintendent, announced Tuesday. He said the gifts are being contributed by re tail members of the Chamber of Commerce. Ridgeway stated that gift certificates or letters from the participating merchants will be presented to the par ents of the first'baby to arrive a’fter the stroke of mid night on New Year’s eve. They may be exchanged for free baby merchandise. Ten stores have already agreed to honor 1959’s first baby. Any merchant wishing to join in this worthwhile pro ject should notify the Chamber of Commerce office. A list cf the stores participating will be announced next week. Ridgeway added that several storks are making plans to enter the contest which should be very exciting. “The Sunny South” j s.—~——— wrm m * • :,,C r i * " >- m/m? Top picture shows the Court House Green which was turned into a blanket of white during Edenton's 12-inch snowfall last Thursday. Bottom picture shows Edenton's Street Department digging out of the snow Friday when the snow was removed trom the business district after working with three loading machines and town trucks until after midnight. The snow was dumped into Edenton Bay. Edenton Paralyzed By Heavy Snowfall Reaching 12 Inches Schools, Rural Mail, 1 Church Services and Other Activities Held At Standstill Edenton, along with all of the eastern part of the state was the target for a crippling snow storm late last week with the local pre cipitation estimated to be from 10 to 12 inches deep. The snow, accompanied with freezing weath er, paralyzed business as well as many other activities. It" began to snow Wednesday night and on Thursday it had reached several inches, with snow falling all day Thursday and into the night. Friday and Saturday the temperature hovered below the freezing mark, so that little of the snow melted and on Sun day morning another coating of snow fell to still snarl traveling and walking. The snow was the heaviest since 1948, when in February Edenton had just about recovered from an 8-inch snow when a fall} of from 15 to 18 inches was dump ed on the community, bringing all activities to a standstill. Many travelers were caught in Edenton, so that Hotel Joseph Hewes and tourist homes were filled to ca pacity and it was necessary to ap peal to private citizens to accom modate stranded people. Schools were closed Thursday’ | of last week and remained clos ed until Tuesday morning due to hazardous conditions of roads. Practically all Sunday School and Continued on Page 2—Section 1 fltore Hours ! | V Most local stores will be open' every night, except Sunday, until 9 o'clock through next Wednes day, Christmas Eve. accordinq to Ralph Parrish, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Merchants Committee. Parrish also stated that many stores will be closed the day af-| ter Christmas in accordance with a schedule of holiday hours re- 1 cently adopted by the merchants. I Band Turkey Shoot Dec. 2()l i '— . i Sponsored by the Edenton Jun-i ior-Senior High School Band, a turkey shoot will be held at the American Legion grounds Satur-I day, December 20. The shoot will] begin at 2:30 P, M., and continue until 10:30 o’clock. | The purpose of the shoot is to help raise money to apply on the band’s indebtedness for new in struments, so it is hoped many ( will patronize the affair. y 20 Years Ago At Found in the Fites of ! The Chowan Herald I V )\ Chowan County farmers voted i 1 85% for tobacco marketing quo-| tas for 1939 and 91.6% in favor of I cotton control. Mrs. B. Warner Evans announc-. ed that the Chowan Community Building was no longer a vision, j O. B. Perry, Chairman of a committee from Town Council an nounced that Edenlon will experi ence the most elaborate Christmas decorations in the history of the town. | Town Council announced prizes for the most attractively decorai ; ed residence and business estab i lishment with the Garden Club designated to name the winners. | C. L. McCullers. director of the Edenton High School Band, an-] nounced that he had not given up the idea of securing a bus for the band. Members of the Edenton Par ent-Teacher.. Association w«rt | busily engaged in planning for opening of a lunch room in Eden ton school, which was expected to be put into operation after the Christmas holidays, The Taylor Theatre sponsored a » Continued on Page 4—Section 1 $2.50 Per Year In North Carolina IjBPW Club Selects Mrs. Lloyd Griffin “Woman Os Year” [Early Next Week! Next weak The Hera d p ans to appear right much earlier than usual. Present plans call for printing the paper Monday instead of Wednesday as usual. This is being done in o'der to provide a well-earned C r stmas 1 holiday for employees of The ] Herald. Any news and adver tising must, therefore, be in The | Herald office by Saturday. Bray Speaks At I)AR’s Meeting The Edcnt: n Tea Party Chap | ter. Daughters of the American j Revolution, held its monthly meeting in the Iredell house on December 10. A new member, i Mrs. Albert Byrum, was welcom ed. After a business meeting, Mrs. George Mack introduced the speaker, Dcrwood Bray, director of the school band, who gave a most interesting and informative talk on the “Growth of Instru mental Music in America,” He traced the development of bands in this country from the first one set up by an Act of Congress in 1774, which consisted of a fife andj drum corps, to the bands of to-.! day. The Marine. Navy, Aitov and! Air Force Bands, in sequence.' were all established by Acts of. I Congress. According to Mr. Bray : instruments were added about! 1 1830. after which many business' • concerns organized bands with the result that competition wasl keen among them for about 100 j [years. School bands were estab-f | lisheci in the Midwest about 50' I years ago but did not become ! popular in the South until 15 ' years ago. Gilmore’s Sousa's and I Victor Herbert’s bands were cit-' ed as outstanding American j bands. The speaker pointed out' how most great scientists and] mathematicians, for example. Ein stein with his violin, have taken up music as a hobby. | A delightful social hour follow-j ed. The hostess was Mrs. Boyd! * Harless. I I Teenage Parly Oil Friday Night ! A 'Christmas party for the I Teenage Club will be held Fri -1 day night. December 19. from 8:30 to 11:30 o’clock. Music will be furnished by Johnny Broughton and his Dixie land Band. All parents of mem bers of the Teenage Club are urg ed to join in the fun. VFW AUXILIARY MEETING The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Wil- Jliar.t M. Coffield Post No. 9280. Veterans of Foreign Wars, will 'meet' tonight (Thursday) at 8 /o’clock in the Post home. All* , members are urged to attend. I Edenton Band Will Pr esc ill Program Os Christmas Music In Auditorium Friday, Dee. 19 The Edenton Junior-Senior ( High School Concert Band will | present a program of special , Christmas music Friday evening, December 19, beginning at 81 * o'clock. The concert will be held in the, new auditorium at the Junior- ) Senior High School. There will be no charge for admission. One of the numbers scheduled on the program, “In A Clock Store” will feature the percussion section of the band, Billy Cates, Billy Harrell, Douglas Sexton, Bill Bootwright and John Mar tin. Among the -other selections t which will be presented’by the band are ‘The Glass Slipper.” which tells the story of Cinderella set to muisc, and “A Snow White Fantasy,” featuring music from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Along with the more familiar FIGHT CANCER WITH A CHECKUP and check ! Mrs. Lena Leary HOll - ored By Being: Chos ; en Club Woman of ; The Year ! By EVELYN G. LEARY Mrs. Lloyd E. Griffin was nam , | ed “The Woman of the Year,” and ,; Mrs. Lena Leary was chosen , “Club Woman of the Year” at the . j Business and Professional Wo -51 man’s Club Homes’ Night. Christ ■ j mas banquet held ' Yiduy night at ; the Masonic TV ,j«>. Th is wa . the first time .Tub Woman of , the Year” h; n selected. In accepting pouquel of red f roses, present! by Mrs: 1 ena ); Leary, mistress of ceremony. Mrs. Griffin delighted the group When she said. “I'm flabbergasted! I ' have no idea what to say. Lloyd - usually makes my speeches. I am so grateful to you,” Mr. Griffin ■ t was then called on for a few re ! marks. Mrs. Griff,n, who is lovingly known as “Miss Belle," was Lorn in Perquimans County as Mar garet Belle Walters. She was on<- of five children born to the lap’ Mrs. Margaret Stokes Walters and Thomas Bryant Walters. Follow ing graduation from the Hertford High School, she attended Wo man's College, where she was j graduated with honors in 1915. | Her first teaching experience was jat Kinston, N. C. After two years in Kinston she returned to )y j native county to teach in t i Hert ford School from 1917 n> 19‘ The Edenton school claimed |v j from 1922-39 and from 1941 -5:5. While teaching in Edenton she re ice iVed a life-time teaching cer tificate. ; , Miss Belle's love for her fe|- '} low man leaches no bounds. Her | self-sacrifice for the benefit of ' others did not begin with adult hood, but had its birth it! the i early years of her life. For even | then the welfare and happiness of ; 'dhers was her main interest, j Her temperance, understanding anil love for humanity, even a • a | ■ hild. endeared her m those who knew her. In August. 1922, Mi Bello : married Lloyd ,E. Griffin, a man i who has enjoyed the e teem and i respect of people both in and out of the State. From this unitm ' two daughters and a on w're born. Together, they made a home where first of all Christ i Though Miss Belle was complete ly happy in this new evpeneo'V' in life, she continued on in her i work of counsel and guidance which lias created a lasting and effectual mark on many. She i.s also talented in the field of art. having won many reeogm tions in recent years. During a recent State Convention of tin Daughters of 'he American Revo lution. Miss Belle received recoy nition for her display of period costumed dolls which she design ed and made the dressr- The “Club Won n of the Year," Mrs. Leary, wa- so overwhelm ed. Mrs. Lay Ferguson, pro 'dent, present r with a silvm' I Continued on Page 2—Section 1 Christmas music, the band will present some lesser known work:; which have recently been arrang ed for band. In “The Christmas Suite” and “Three Songs for Christmas,” both of which will be performed by the band, is found an ancient Gregorian melody, “O Cotrte, O Come Immanuel”; a French carol, “The Sleep of the Child Jesus”. i a Ukrainian curol. “Ring Christ mas Bells” and the English tradi tional “What Child Is This.” In addition to these and oh < selections in keeping with 1 season, the band will present special story of the Nativity bas ed on the Gospel according to St Luke and St. Matthew. The band is under the direction of Derwood Bray, and the narra tor for the program will be Vem Goodwin of the band’s library staff.