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olume XXVl.—Number 10.
Is Being Arranged
Antique Shows, Wat-!
erfront Tour and Or-'
gan Recitals Among
Visitors in Edenton for the fifth
Pilgrimage of Historic Edenton
and Countryside, April 17th and
18th, should have no trouble in
finding entertainment. Antique
shows, water-front tours, and an
organ recital will highlight the ,
• Tourists will be given an op- 1
portunity to view Edenton and '■
picturesque Pembroke Creek via !
boat th’-.ugn the generosity of J
Scott Harrell of the Edenton Ma- 1
rina. An organ recital will be I
held at old St. PaulN Church at
5:30 each afternoon of the tour,
and three antique dealers will
show antique furniture, glass, I
china, etchings and prints at the
Penelope Barker house.
Nine private homes and five
public homes and buildings will
be open for the tour. The pri
vate homes, all 18th century
places with the exception of one
which was built in the 17th cen
tury are: The Old Bond House,
Albania, Bandon, Sycamore, the
Coffield House, the Custom
House, Paradise Farm, Charlton
House and Greenfield.
The public homes and build
ings are all 18th century: The
Penelope Barker House, the Ire
dell House, the Cupola House,
the Court House and St. Paul's
Booklets, giving a complete
history of 40 historic homes and
buildings in-EdetyUMi .and jfcajn
tryside with pictures of most of
them, are to be printed and
available for tourists. Mrs. Jim
mie Earnhardt is chairman in
charge of the revised edition of
Inquiries on the tour are being
received daily in large number
from many states and folders >
with all information on the tour I
are be ng sent to thousands of |
Through contacts made by Er-!
nest J. Ward, Jr., Town Clerk, in
brnalt of the Woman's Club, ra
dio and television stations in
parts of North Carolina, South
Carolina and Virginia will cover
the Pilgrimage. Twenty copies
of 166 MM films are being pre
pared for use on television sta
tions. The tour is also being pub
licized through the cooperation of
the Advertising Service Agency
in Charleston, S. C.
Extended coverage on the tour
is being given by radio station
WCDJ through the courtesy of
Dick Schuman. Special event
programs will be incorporated in
the Anne Carson Hour by Mrs.
Carson of the local radio station.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA
WILL MEET TUESDAY NIGHT
The Parent-Teacher Association j
of the Edenton Elementary j
School will meet Tuesday night,
March 10. at 8 o’clock at the Ele
mentary School. Thomas Byrum,
president, urges a full turn-out
1,650 Batches Os Easter Seals
Sent Out In Chowan Tuesday
Easter Seals for the 1959 cam- |
paign went into the mails onj
Tuesday, March 2, reminding 1,-j
650 Edenton and Chowan County
residents that crippled children
are “yours, too.”
The mailing, greatest in the
campaign’s 26-year history, was 1
the first step in the month-long,
appeal conducted by the Chowan
County Easter Seal Society to
raise funds for continuing and
expanding services to crippled
children and adults iA Edenton
and Chowan County. It will con
tinue through Easter Sunday.
Ernest Ward, Jr., chairman for
the drive, said that “every citi
zen in Chowan County will have
an opportunity to help provide,
maintain and expand the many
services needed to rehabilitate
the physically handicapped.”
THE CHOWAN HERALD
[Success In Sight
! According to figures released
| late Tuesday afternoon. the
drive to raise $253,000 to se
cure a large knitting concern for
Edenton was only $23,000 short
As of Tuesday $230,000 had
been subscribed so that Cam
paign Chairman John W. Gra
ham and others vitally inie.-
j ested in the project are very
I optimistic that the goal will be
1 reached and that negotiations
I with the concern can proceed.
. The board of directors of the
i Edenton Development Corpora-
I tion met Monday afternoon to
| discuss terms of a proposed
lease and finishing up the cam
Seniors At Chowan
Will Present Talent
Show Friday Night
Variety of Entertain
ing Acts Scheduled
From Several Neigh
The Senior Class of Chowan
High School will present a talent
show Friday night, March 6. at 8,
o’clock in the school auditorium.
The talent fir.' this program will
come from the schools of the
neighboring communities. There
will be a va?!.! r bf entertaining ]
Some of the entertainers for
the evening will be: Betty
Brown, pantomine. Perquimans;
Clarine Pollock, songs and tap
dance, Gatesville; Jerry White,
songs. Chowan: Carolyn White,
accordion, Central, and Jim
Knight and Anne Marie Liles,
A small admission will be
charged to help finance the sen
ior trip to New York.
Past Master’s Night
At Masonic Meeting
Tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock
Past Masters' Night will be ob
served by Unanimity Lodge No. j
7, A. F. & A. M. The feature
of this meeting will be past rnas- 1
ters filling all the stations and
places. Ernest J. Ward, Jr., :
present master, urges a full at
tendance for this event.
Two Chowan Teenagers Killed
In Automobile Accident Sunday
In a very unfortunate accident
Sunday night tw <> teenage boys
lost their lives when the auto
mobile in which they were rid
ing ran off the highway and
overturned in a ditch near the
home of Stillman I e.iry in the
Rocky Hock section shortly after
The victims of the wreck were
j The Easter Seal campaign is
I being conducted nationwide dur
! ing this period. The local drive
is headed by Ernest Ward, Jr., as
general chairman. Ward is as
sisted by James Griffin as chair
| man of the Lily Parade; Oscar
Duncan is in charge of postal ar
rangements; the school appeal is
being made by Bobby Hall and
Victor Tucker; publicity is being
I handled by Milton Bass, Hector
Lupton and Jesse Harrell. John
Goodwin and Percy Smith have
charge of coin containers and'Vic
tor Tucker is in charge of typing
The committee expressed it'
hope that every person who re
ceives a letter or who sees a coin
container will feel the desire to
help a crippled child or adult and
make a generous contribution.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 5,1959.
For Spr.! Term
Os Supetmi Court
I Judge Malcolm Paul
Os Washington Sche
duled to Preside Over
Chowan County Commissioners
at their meeting Monday select
ed a list of 50 Chowan County
men who Will be summoned to
serve as jurymen for the spring
term of Chowan Superior Court.
The court term will begin Mon
day morning, March 30 with
Judge Malcolm Paul of Washing
ton scheduled to preside.
The calendar is expected to be
crowded, with a murder case
transferred from Tyrrell County,
Those chose for jury duty in
clude the following:
J. Bertram llollowell, M. W
Jaekso.i. J. Clarence Leary. Jr.
Ray Boyce, Melvin E. Copeland
' Scott Harrell, W. Edward Speight
Roland B. Toppin, William H
Wells. J. L. Layton. John H. As
bell, Sr., Ward Hoskins, G. A
Chappell, W. E. Malone, Rober*
Bland Smith. Jasoer W. Hassell
William Adams, Wilbur T. Jor
dan. William N. Hare, Wallace B
White. James (Jimmy) Jordan
i Carlton Privott, J. Paul Bunch
Rudolph Dale, C. W. Slade, Set!
IA. Cayton. Willie Lamb, Isan
I Bvrum, Jr.. John L. Goodwill
! Harold E. Langdale, Jesse M
Wilson. Luther M. Keeter. Wil
liam B. Clark, Herbert S. Small
Claude E. Small, Jr., J. ’ Color
i Forehand, W. D. Garvis, Charle
L. Parker. Guinton Bass. C. R
Mason, D. E. Copeland, Lero'
Bunch, Lycurgus Perry, S. T
1 Alexander. Erie Jones, W. J. P
Earnhardt, Mi'ton Earl Bunch. C
B. Mooney. Chas. H. Wood. Jr.
and J. A. Curran.
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Horseshoe Drive At
Tom Rideeway, administrate
of Chowan Hospital, appeared be
fore the County Commissioner-
Monday seeking the helD of the
Commissioners to get the High
way Commission to construct a
, horseshoe drive back of the hos
pital at the emergency entrance
Mr. Ridgeway stated that a*
present there is a bottleneck if
more than one ambulance or au
| tomobile reaches the emergency
1 entrance at the same time. The
Commissioners agreed to request
the Highway Commission to
make the requested improvement.
LEGION MEETS TUESDAY
Ed Bond Post No. 40 of the
i American Legion will meet Tues
day night, March 10, at 8 o’clock.
! Commander Woodrow Slade is
very anxious to have a large
Lloyd Wayne Bass, 17, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd W. Bass, and
George Carroll Goodwin. 16, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Elite J. Goodwin,
both families living in the Rocky
The youths were admitted to
Chowan Hospital but Bass died
at 8:15 and Goodwin succumbed
about 10 o’clock. Both boys were
students at Chowan High School
and members of the Rocky Hock
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[ civic calendar]
Annual Jaycee fat stock show
and sale will be held at the
American Legion Fair Grounds
Wednesday, April 1. from 10 A.
M„ to 1:30 P. M.
Edenton Woman's Club will
sponsor the fifth Pilgrimage of
Colonial Edenton and Country
side Friday and Saturday, April
17 and 18.
Town Council will hold its
March meeting Tuesday night,
March 10. at 8 o'clock in the Mu
A meeting of landowners in
the Rocky Hock Creek water
shed will be held at the Rocky
Hock School building Frig ay
night. March 6. at 7:30 o'dpck.
Chowan Tribe of Red Men will
sponsor an Easter dance in the
Edenton armory Saturday night.
March >B. from 8 to U o'clock.
, Continued on Page 4—Section 1
Sunday Night’s Death Car ")
Pictured abova is the wrecked aulemebile in which Lloyd
Wayne Bass. 17, and George Carroll Gocdwin, 16, were killed
when it ren off the highway and overturned near Stillman
Leary's home in the Rocky Hock section. Eoth boys died
shortly after being admitted to Chowan Hospital following
Dr. L. F. Ferguson
Heads Up Red Cross
Fund Raising Drive
Month of March De
voted to Raising Cho
wan County’s Quota
Graham White, chairman of:
the Chowan County Red Cross
Chapter, announced that
Dr. Louis F. Ferguson has been
ippointed chairman for the 1959
Red~Criiss fund raising drive.
Dr. F’erguson immediately set
to work to form an c rganiza
tion in the hope that Chowan
Will meet its quota. This year’s
quota is $2,218, Dr. Ferguson
The chairman ;ias appointed
u group of captains to conduct
the campaign which include the
following: Mrs. Edward G.
Bond, Mrs. Warren Twiddv,
Mrs. Graham White Mrs. R.
Elton Forehand, Jr., Mrs. R. N. i
Band Will Take Part In North
Carolina Band Contest Festival
The Edenton Junior-Senior
High School Band will travel to
Greenville next Tuesday to make
its first appearance in the. North
Carolina State Band Contest-
This is the district phase cov
ering 22 counties. It will be held
at East Carolina College and 21
bands will take part.
The bands will be graded by
three judges who will grade
them on the three numbers
which each band will perform.
A superior (1) or excellent (2)
MRS. EUGENE JORDAN
Shown above is Mrs. Eugene Jordan, who was selected by
members of the Ryland Home Demonstration Club as their
club's ' Homemaker of the Month." Mrs. Jordan is shown
rearranging furniture in her new home.
Hines. Mrs. Richard 11. Good
win. Mrs. Doris George, Mrs. J.
M. Thorud and Mrs. Gerald
j The captains in turn have se
j lectecf canvassers who are re
! quested to contact everyody in
; their designated areas.
Dr. Ferguson points out the
fact that the drive follows other
drives for funds, but that H
; Chowan is to continue to ben,e
--!1 it by the various Red Cross
services, the quota must be
reached. He especially empha
: ixrs .the blood program. The
government has requested the
Red Cross to prepare a na
tional plan for providing whom
blood for civilian casualties that
might result from enemy at
tack. Then. too. Dr. Ferguson
points out the need for hluod at
Chovyan Hospital. which at
.times, uses more blood than is
Continued on Page B—Section 1 i
rating will qualify the band to
attend the state contest which
will be held in Greensboro the
i second week in April. Usually
about seventy bands throughout
the state make the necessary
grade to go on to this higher,
more difficult phase.
The band will leave Tuesday
morning at 7 o’clock and return
about 6. All of the band mem
bers are working hard in order
to place high in this, their first
attempt at state wide competi
I Red Men Sponsor
Easter Dance At
Armory March 28
The Dixielanders to
Provide Music For
j Chowan Tribe of Red Men will
| sponsor an Easter dance which
will be held in the Edenton ar
: mory Saturday night. March 28.
; The dance will begin at 9 o’clock
and continue until midnight. .
Music for the dance will be
provided by Johnny Broughton
and the Dixielanders, and accord
| ing to advance reports a large
crowd is expected to be on hand.
| i The committee in charge of the
j dance includes W. T. Elliott.
| Clyde Hollowell and Caswell Ed-
I Anyone id' bring tabic, reset va-;
I tions should* teiepnone either 3122
or 3375. !
_ _ ]
For Baptist Revival
March 15th to 22nd
I Rev. M. 0. Owens of
Lenoir, N. Will lie !
Guest Preacher For
j Series of Meetings
I In an atmosphere of prayer and ,
personal witnessing final orepa-'
rations are being made for the j
( revival meeting at the Edenton
Baptist Church which will open j
!on Sunday morning, . March 1,5.;
and close the following Sunday
night. March 22,
_ The guest preacher, the Rev.
M. O. Owens. Jr., pastor of the
, First Lapt. st Church in Lenoir.
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•'Girls Plan For j
Girl Seoul Week
The executive board of the
Edenton Gn I . Scouts met with
the various troop leaders Mon
day night at the home of the
president. Mrs. Roland Vaughan
.to discuss progress and troop.
'■ The week of March 8-14 will
' bo observed as Girl Scout Week
and will get under way by the
girls attending church in a
body wearing their Girl Scout
uniforms on Sunday. March 8.
1 A cookie sale is planned for’
the week with the gills selling
the national Girl Scout cookies, ;
v. ith the proceeds going toward
the local troops.
Landowners In Rocky Hock
Creek W atershed Meet Friday
Sherlon C. Layton, Chairman
of the watershed committee for
Rocky Hock Creek, has called a
meeting of all the landowners for
j Friday night. March 6, at 7:30
o'clock at the Rocky Hock
School. Notices will be mailed
to landowners but the mailing
list may not be complete.
At the meeting February 25, a
five-man committee composed of
Sherlon C. Layton. J. B. Hollo
20 Years Ago 1
As Found in the Files of j
The Chowan Herald
Chowan County citizens con
tributed a goodly amount of
amount of money and clothing
for unfortunate people who were
affected by a disastrous tornado.
A session of Chowan Recorder's
Court was ended abruptly when
Judge J. N. Pruden suddenly be
came ill and was forced to go to
The Rev. C. A. Ashley was
elated over the announcement
thet Pettigrew Park appeared to’
be a certainty. All that remain
ed was affixing of signatures to
a lease for 200 acres of land for
a period of 99 years.
It was announced that the Al-,
Ibemarle Music Festival would be
held in Edenton.
Meredith Jones was elected
registered patrol leader.
*52.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Made To Preserve
Records of Chowan
J Bandsman Os Week ,
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Edenton Junior-Senior High
School Bandsman for this week is
Buck Wheeler, son of Mr. and
l Mrs. Warren Wheeler. Buck is a
10th grader and has been a mem
ber of the band for four years.
He plays sousaphone in the
marching band, and sousaphone
and string bass in the concert
[ band. He also plays in the dance
.band. Buck is equipment of ic?r
’ for the band and is responsible
for all band owned property.
Byrum Farmall Field
Day Planned March 11
Bvrum Implement A- Truck
Company will sponsor a Farmall
Field Day at their plant on the,
i Hertford highway Wednesday. l
j March 11. The program-is sched
, uled to begin at 9:30 A. M,. and
■ in event of Unfavorable weather
1 the affair will be held the fol
A feature of the field - v wo’
1 lie the demonstration.., of ah
i models of new Farmall and In
ternational power machines used
on the farm.
Refreshments will be served
during the program and the gen
eral public is cord kill v invited to
Sheriff M. Earl Goodwin ■*(*-'
ports that during February 19.7:1
taxes ini'" ted amounted in 3'fi.
719.94. This brings tola! 19541 tax
collections to $163.902,13. but
leaves $48,319.21 for 1978 taxes
! still line.elected
Sheriff Goadwiu also reported
having collected del -nouent ia\e
jin the amoim; of : $625.67. T >
represents -mall amount for hie
years 1948 t . 1957.
well. Fahey Byrum. Tommie
Leary and Elton Jordan were ap
pointed to start work on ..organiz
ing Rocky Hock Creek watcr
, shed. This meeting is for that
purpose and it is very important
that everybody who owns land on
the watershed attend.
Information will be given on
the small watershed act (Public
Law 5.66). so those who did not
attend the meeting February 25.
Mrs. Eugene Jordan Ryland
Club*s Homemaker Os Month
i A loader in club, church, and
' community activities as well as
being a loving wife and mother
is certainly description of Mrs.
Eugene Jordan, who is ‘ Home- j
| maker of the Month” from the i
Ryland Home Demonstration!
I Vivian was raised in the Cen-1
, ter Hill community and gradual- j
ied from Chowan High School.
After graduation, she went in
training at the Park View Hos
i pital in Rocky Mount. As a grad
! uate nurse in 1950, she worked
lin Elizabeth Citv for a year. Af
ter the first year, she went to
I Jersey City and took a course
jin operating room techniques.
■ Mrs. Jordan worked again in
Elizabeth City and Edenton be
i fore marrying Eugene Jordan of
the Ryland community.
! Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have three -
WITH A CHECKUP I
AND CHECK |
C ommittee of Women
Present Report Mon
day at County Com
Eight Edenton ladies inter
ested in the preservation of
Chowan County records ap
peared at the County Coin mis
ts oners' meeting Monday fnorn
’Pg, When they presented a very
interesting report of the work
they have done. _
Back in November. 1978, the
Department of Archives and
: History requested the Corh
sioners to release old records of
ihe General. Court of the Ally
mark and subsequently the Cm
in ssioners appointed a comm'
tee to go over the records at
, work with the department in 'set
ing just what might be released
and what should remain in the
Members of tiie committee
.which attended the Commission-:
. ere.' meeting Monday were Mrs.
Raymond Carr, MElizabeth
Vann Moore, Mrs. Sara Le ■ il.
Smith. Mrs. Sadie H. Hoskins.
Mrs. Helen J, Kramer; -Mrs,
Myrtle R. Leary and Mrs. M w-l
garet S. Davis.
The Commissioners were very,
much impressed with the report.
thanked the ' committee f its
excellent work and agreed ' •
appropriate approximately SIOO
for having phofostatie copies''
made of some of the Old records.
Tiio Commissioners > look'd
k'ndlv toward the event :is! pm -
ohasf of. a photostatic machine >r
j a microfilming outfit for : u-c m,
preserving valuable records. M
was pointed out that Chowan
, Countv has one. if not the mr,
i valuablt historical backgrpin. a
The ladies brought to Mon
day's meet ing sow ■' .<>f
records to lie inspected hv tar
. Crimnv'xs'oivers and their report
Gentlemen: We are Heenly
g rate fill, to you for the privileg'
Continued on Page 2—Section '
Building & Loan
Has Yew Name
Effective . f February. 16th.
the Edenton i. ding & Loot: As
soeiat inn. has become the Eden
ten Savings & f.o.ui Associatt m.
R. K. Leary, executive vr. 1
president of t he. ass ’elation,,
st.. te's. "the once small as see -
t un of a decade ago hos n >\y
gun to take size 1 .ast y< r '
association'., a,-sets .surpassed tw
million dollars, .ml along o nd
.growth comes changes. We fe- i
that this change in name •-
step toward moderm’atl n. L is
being made throughout tno ■■'.>' •
and at the present ' inn n- re
than 85' of th.e assets of N
• Carolina's Building Saving;
Loan Associations are in Savi
and Loan'■ Associations."
“Also,” Mr. Leary say s, "an
other change.anticipated by ti;.
: association this year will be v
i change-over to machine w no.
posting, which \y ill enable u
i give fast and accurate servie.
' the wihdow to our custom
The association looks for 197
be one of its best, years yet."
[ lovely children Susan, five
years; Joan, four years, and Gene,
j one year. Vivian sews for the
girls and herself. In the Home
Demonstration Fashion Show in
| 1957, Susan and Joan modeled
I dresses that their mother had
Although spare time is limited,
! Vivian likes to read. Her read
ling has been limited mainly tc*
i “fairy tales" for the past few
years, which is entertainment for
three small children.
I | Mrs. Jordan is the nurserv su-
I perindendent at Ballard's Bridge
II Baptist Church and is a member
■ | of the Woman's Missionary Socie
i As a leader in the Home Dem
■ onstration Club, she has been ar
1 outstanding member since join
! ing three years ago. This year
Continued on Page B—Section 1