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Volume XXVI. —Number 23.
Chowan County School \
Estimated To Require ”i nree
Quarters Os Million Dollars
Batches of Big Fig
ures Thrown at Com
missioners For Bud
With various budgets present-'
ed and requests for school needs
in Chowan County, the County
Commissioners, even after begin
ning their meeting rt 9 o'clock
were forced into an afternoon
If the needs of the county are!
to be met, the caiculat.on is that
in the neighborhood of $750,000
will be needed to complete the
Tne needs of the schools are
listed as follows: A new lunch
room and auditorium at Chowan
High School. It was pointed out
that both of these buildings are
inadequate. Then two more ad
ditional classrooms are needed at
the school, together with four!
needed classrooms at White Oak|
At the Edenton colored school!
a vocational agriculture building:
is needed, as well as an auditor
ium, and four additional class |
rooms are also needed. A 12-room
elementary school is also ad
vanced as a need to take the
place of the present school due
to being antiquated.
Then the Commissioners would
like to build a county building,
which is estimated to cost ap
To do all of this work will call
for an expenditure of about $750,-
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
New Book By
In her latest book, “Pay, Pack!
and Follow,” an aiitobiogra-'
phy published this month by j
Henry Holt, Inglis Fletcher has j
written a story as interesting as |
any of her historical novels.
The book traces Mrs. Fletch
, er’s life from the early days,
when as Inglis Clark she married
John Fletcher, a mining engineer
and followed him westward to
the mining camps of California.
From this point onward, Mrs.
Fletcher carries her readers down
a trail of experience and adven- j
- ture, that eventually reaches
North Carolina and Bandon Plan
tation, not far from Edenton.
During this period she wrote her
famous historical novels which
have earned her the title of
“Great Lady of North Carolina
Richard Walser, Professor of,
English at State College, auJhor|
and biographer of Inglis Fletcher,
has this to say about “Pay, Pack
and Follow”: “Readers will be
happy with this story of a brilli
ant and courageous woman—in
dubitably the woman in North
Carolina today whose name is
most widely known.”
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
A stated communication of
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will be held tonght
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock. Ernest
J. Ward, Jr., requests a large at
20 Years Ago |
As Found in the Files of i
The Chowan Herald
The Edenton Auction Block
opened for operation at the plat
form erected at Leary Bros.
Sldfpge Company with 1,328 bas
ket! of beans sold the f rst day
at an average price of 74 Vs cents
per' basket. S. F. Hicks was the
Mrs. J. N. Pruden announced
that the annual Red Cross swim
mipg classes would begin at
Eden house Bea.h for beginne-s
and swimmers and at the Fish
Hatchery foe life saving instruc
tion. Melvin Layton and Mis?
Ruth Privolt were the instruc
Nearly 100 Legionnaires and
Auxilary members crowded into
- the Hotel Joseph Hewes dining
room for a First District meeting.
The speaker was Burgin Fennell
of Asheville, department coni
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
£ Student~Council Officers For 1959-60 j
Members of tne Student Council at Edenton Junior-Senior
High School for the year 1959-60, pictured above, are, left to
right, Alex Kehayes, vice president: Jane DuLaney, tr asxrer:
Zackie Harrell, president, and Patricia Waff, secretary.
To Plans For Burnt
Project Includes Nine
Miles of Drainage on .
Perquimans and Cho-'
wan County Line
Landowners voted unanimous
ly to accept the watershed plan;
for Burnt Mills Creek Watershed (
iust Tuesday night at a meeting j
in the Chowan County Court'
House. L. F. Thompson, SCS :
watershed party leader, pre- j
sented the pians to the group. -
Landowners voted to include all!
land within the watershed in j
Watershed is located on the |
county line between Perquim- !
ans and Chowan counties. It is j
sponsored jointly by Perquimans i
County Drainage District No. 4 j
and the Albemarle Soil Conserv
ation District. Ten thousand |
four hundred ninety-six acres is .
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
On Welfare Board
At a joint meeting of the Cho-!
wan County Commissioners and:
the Welfare Board Monday morn-;:
ing Lloyd E. Bunch was reap
pointed as a member of the Wei- j
fare Board. Mr. Bunch’s term!
expired and he was reappointed j
for another three-year term.
1959 Graduating Class At Edenton Junior-Senior High School J
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Picturcu, otxove <U« n.ouucii ox xhe Uo3 graauating ciass al Laemon Junior-
Sanioc High School, who recaivad their diplomas at graduation exercises held
Friday night. Front row. left to right Carolyn Parkins, Anna Williams, Sandra
Scalst Ginnv Jones. Millie Willis, Faye Cayton, Peggie ElUott, Georgia Skinner,
Jimmy Cosxens and Bath Tolley. Second row, left to right Ronald Perry. Robert
White, Gene Ashley, Audrev HoUend, Betsy Craddock, Joyce Lay den, Rita Wright,
Hobbs, Linda Spencer. Brenda Mooney, Alice Cobb and Clyde Cobb. Third
denton, Chowan County, i\orth Carolina, Thursday, June 4,1959.
j Very Successful i
The polio shot clinic he d Fri
day night at the Penelope Bark
er house was considered very
successiul by Edenton Jaycees.
sponsors of the clinic.
During the night 231 shots
were given, of which 119 were
free and 112 paid for. Doctors
who administered the shots were
Dr. Richard Hardin and Dr.
Archie Waiker. They were as
sisted by Mrs. Robert L. Path
"This clinic was the mo;l suc
cessful we have ever held," said
Caswell Edmundson, "and we ap
preciate the cooperation in try
ing io fight polio."
Will Meet Today
Joe Conger, Jr., president of
the Edenton Development Cor
poration, has called a meeting to
be held this (Thursday) after
noon at 4:30 o’clock at Hotel Jo
The purpose of this meeting is
to discuss the present status of
the proposed textile prospect, so
that all members are especially
urged to attend.
Jr.-Sr. High School
Almost Half of Aca
demic Teachers Will
Not Return For Next
Edenton Junior-Senior High
School is already plagued with
resignations of teachers, it being
reported that as of Wednesday
seven of 17 academic teachers
have tendered their resignations:
Those who resigned are:
J nil Morris, wr.o has accepted
a p sit on as head football coaoh
at Roxboro High School.
Miss Ann Mayo, who will be
married to Mr. Morris on June
20, and will teach French in the
ROxboro High School.
Victor J. Tucker, commercial
eacher. will teach in Franklin
High School in Sampson County
in order to be with his parents.
Miss Anne Lassiter, who w 11
teach home economies in the
Washington High School.
Mrs. Rebecca Shepaid, whoMe
cide l to give up teaching. i
M ; ss Anne Felton, who resign-'
ed to accept another position.
Miss Doris Etheridge, who will ,
do post graduate work at the;
University of North Carolina.
“Atoms For Peace” ,
Exhibit Will Be In
Edenton June 10th
Elton Forehand, chairman of
the “Atoms For Peace” Com-;
n.ittee of the Edenton Junior,
Chamber of Commerce, calls at-,
tention'to the “Atoms For Peace”'
exhibit which will be in Eden-'
ton Wednesday, June 10. The!
exhibit will be located in front 1
Continued on Page 4—Section 1
ROBERT S. MARSH
After serving as assistant coui- 1
ty agent in Chowan County for'
13 years, Robert S. Marsh ten- ]
dered his resignation effective
Tuesr'ay, June 30. Mr. Marsh
will enter the feed business.
row, xett to right. E. J. Boyce. Carolisla Fletcher, Jimmy Baker, Elton Bass, Wayne
Blanchard. Ted Hardison, Canoll Hollo well, Milton Adams, Billy Wilkins, Ralph
Hawkins, Janet Bunch, Judy McLaughlin, Marie Small and Virginia Nixon Hobbs.
Fourth row, left to right. Billy C. Griffin, Marvin Ashley, John Mitchener, Paul
Twiddy, Jack Bunch, Tommy Rogerson, Thurman Goodwin, Calvin FoxwelL Luke
Wright, Dolores Barrow, Delores Basnight, Frank Johnson and Gus Hughes. Ab
sent when picture was made. Charlie Small and Claude Barnette.
Chowan Winners In Roadeo Contest
Two Chowan Coun y i,u» ui.vc,, on wiili SUxrxcl 2
honors in the school bus loedeo comesi held at the Map e Air
i Strip. Chowan Hich S.hoox p aced Jacqueline Hunter Asbeil,
left, as the g.rk wmnc.v and Charles Ronald Peiry of the
Edenton Junor-Serior High School was winner in the boys'
contest. Hot’- wcr> awarded SICO scholarship:.. the girls'
| s hoiarship being presented by the Acme Body Works of Wil
son and the boys' scholarship by the Pilot Life Insurance
j Company of Greensboro.
| Commissioners Request Repeal
Oi 1953 Law Diverting All Os
Back Taxes Into General Fund
i Joe Conger, representing the
11 Edenton School Trustees, regi
| istered , a complaint wi h the 1
; County Commissioners Monday!
'relative to a law passed in 1953,
which channels all delinquent i
taxes into the genera! county
fund so that :he schools do not |
receive the part of taxes levied
tor school purposes. I
Mr. Conger pointed out that
j the 1953 law makes it embar
| rassing lor the schools in that
J they figure their budget on these
taxes and then do not receive
any of the funds from delinquent
j taxes. He also stated that tills
| method causes a hardship due
Ito lack of funds at the; close of
I.school to do repair work and
I other expenses necessary from
the time schools close until they
jopen in the fall. Under this
policy the trustees, in order to;
proceed with necessary work at]
iliic schools, are obliged to bor.j
j row •; money from the general l
j fund and pay it hack when they |
; receive current tax funds. Mr. I
I Conger stated that it puts school ;
I officials in an embarrassing po •
sition in that they base their
budget on the total property
'valuation, so that when they do
! not receive that portion included
iin delinquent tax payments, the
] budget is bound to come out in
I Neither Mr. Conger nor the
I Commissioners could see the ad
j vantage ot the 1953 law except
for a little less bookkeeping, so
that the general opinion was
Chat the law should be changed
as it was prior to 1453.
Representative Albert By rum.
Continued on Page 4—Section 1
Hours Changed For
Ronald E. Wallace, state auto
mobile license examiner, an
! nounces a change in his office
j hours in Edenton. His office, lo-
Icated at police headquarters, will
j be open from 8 A. M.. to 5 P. M .
j Mondays and Tuesdays during
! the;months of June, July and Au
) gust. Former hours were from
18:30 to 5:30.
52.50 Per Year In North Caroline
'Mayor Dave Holton
Dies Suddenly At
Lodge At Fairfield
| Dies Suddenly
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DAVID Q. HOLTON
Mayer David Q. Holton died;
suddenly Monday morning at hi !
lodga at Fairfield. Funeial ser
vices were held at the Edenton,
Me.hodist Church Tuesday after-'
noon at 3 o'clock.
Gene Taylor Will
Entry In League
First Home Game on
Hicks Field Friday
Night With Camtuck
Plans.have been completed for
the opening of the Albemarle i
League season today (Thursday).,
The first five games played will
be seven innings and if this
proves satisfactory the entire
schedule will be similar lengths.
If not the length of the game will
be extended to nine innings.
Edenton will play its opening
game at Camden tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock and will play
its first home game with Cam
tuck on Hicks Field Friday n ght,
Gene Taylor, who will manage
the Edenton team, believes he
has whipped together a creditable
team and hopes the. attendance
will be large enough to support
The schedule for Edenton home
Friday. June s—-Camtuck.5 —-Camtuck.
Thursday. June 11 Pasquo
Tuesday. June 16— Hertford.
Monday. June 22; —Hertford.
Tuesday. June 30—Hertford.
Friday. July 3—Camtuck.
Thursday. July 9—Pasquotank.
Tuesday. July 14—Hertford.
Thursday. July 16—-Camtuck.
Friday, July 24 —Pasquotank.
Revival Begins At
Revival services will begin at
’lie First Christian Church Mon
day night. June 8. at 7:30 o'clock
The guest evangelist will be the
Rev. R. L. Topping.
The pastor of the church, the
Rev. E. C. Alexander, extends a
cordial invitation to the public to
Mr. Alexander also announces
that a service will be held at the
church Sunday night. June 7.
when the guest preacher will be
Robert S. Marsh Resigns As
Chowan Assistant Farm Agent
Choked to some extent by emo
tion, Robert S. Marsh on Mon
day morning tendered his resig
nation at the County Commis
! sinners' meeting as Chowan
County’s assistant farm agent.
Mr. Marsh has served in this
rapacuy for 13 years and his res
gnatinn was reluctantly aecept
-led by the Commissioners, who
praised him for the outstanding
work .he has done in the county.
Mr. Marsh’s letter of resigna
“This letter is to announce my
resignation* as assistant county
tagricqltural agent, effective at
WITH A CHECKUP
AND CHECK }
Methodist Church Is
Overcrowded For the
Funeral Held Tues
Edenton relatives and friends
were sorely shocked Monday
norning to learn that Mayor
David Quinton Holton died sud
enlv of a heart attack at h s
odge at Fairfieid. Mr. Holton
lied about 10:30 o’clock and news
if his death spread like Wildfire,
coming as a great shock to every -
m . for he had been in his us
ual good health.
News reached Edenton that Mr.
Holton was ill and Chief cf Police
George I. Dail and Mrs. Holton
rushed to Fairfield, but he was
dead when they arrived,
Mr. Holton was elected Mayor
-’i Edenton in the May Municipal
election and had presided over
only one regular and a special
uvOiting of Town Council.
Mi. Holt m was 48 years old.
!«■ was born in Winston-Salem
and lived in Edenton 23 years,
lie came to Edenton after grad
uating at Wake Forest College
and successfully coached football
teams at Edenton High School.
He gave up teaching to enter the
hardware and farm equipment
Continued from Page 7—Section 1
Bl oodmohile In
Edenton June 5
Edenton’s Jtifiior Chamber of
Commerce, with Billy Gardner as
new Red Cross blood program
chairman, is making an all-out
appeal to reach the 180 p'nts goal
for the last bloodmobile visit f or
the fiscal year.
Chowan Countv’s goal for the
year is 400 pints, of which 220
pints have been received. This
means that 180 pints must be
donated to reach the year’s quo
ta for blood donated.
The bloodmobile will be at the
Edenton armory from 10 -A. M..
tn 4 P. M.. Friday. June 5. The
Edenton Javcees and Mr. Gard
ner are appealing for a generous
response for blood donations
throughout the county.
Band Members To
Hold Bread Sale
The Edenton Junior - Senior
High School Band Parents As
sociation will conduct a bread
sale Friday evening. June 12,
from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Band students will canvass the
town from door to door. The
t iblic is requested to keep this
in mind and plan to purchase
their w. k-end bread supply
from the band students.
Red Cross bloodmobile will bs
in Edenton, Friday. June 5.
A mass door-to-door blood test
program will be held in Edenton
the week of June 8 to combat
The U. S. Atomic Energy Com
mission's newest traveling exhib'l
will appear in Edenton Wednes
day. June 10. in front of the Betty
Shoppe from 12 to 8 P. M.
Members of the Edenton
Junior-Sen : or High School Band
will conduct a bread sale Friday
evening, June 12, from 6 until 8
Continued on Paqe 7—Section *
the close of office hours June
“It has truly been a pleasure
to serve as assistant county ag
ricultural agent of Chowan
County for the past 13 years.
Tne County Commissioners have
been most kind to me, and the
people have been very coopera
tive. I could not have asked
for a finer and more coopera
tive group of County Commis
sioners. And Mr. C. W. Over
man. county agricultural agent,
has been very helpful to me
during the fijne&>.«f stress and
Continued on Papa ?—Section 1