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!H CHOWAN COUNTY
Volume XXVl,—dumber WT
Town Councilmen Call Public
Hearing To Hear Objections
To Site of Municipal Building
Opposition to Present
Proposed Site Will
Be Heard Tuesday
Night, September 1
A proposed new
Building for Edenton once again
came-up for consideration at the
of Town Council Tues
day night and contributed to a
long meeting whioh lasted until
the midnight hour.
George Alma Byrum and All
Phillips reported that they 'had
contacted Ed Pugh, Elizabeth
City architect, to draw prelimi
nary sketches of a proposed
building, but that Mr. Pugh was
stricken with a heart attack and
it was uncertain When he could
do the work.
However, the idea of the lo
cation of the proposed building
cropped up, two of the Council
men, J. Edwin Bufflap and Billy
Bunch, stating that they had
heard some opposition to erect-'
ihg the Municipal Building at 1
the foot of Broad Street. It
, was also brought out that some
suggestions have been made that
> it Would be more economical, as
well as more convenient, to re
ihodel the present Municipal
for use as town head
quarters and build a new fire,
station in a more central loca- r
In view of what prevailing op-1
position there is to the proposed
site at the foot of Broad Street, I
the committee was instructed to'
inform Mr. Pugh to hold the
proposed sketches in abeyance.
In the meantime it was decided |
to hold a public hearing to give,
anyone an opportunity to reg
ister any opposition to placing
proposed Municipal Build-
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Rev. Billy Hollowell
Will Preach At tfcocky
Hock Church Sunday
. The Rev. Billy Holl-owell of
Ayden, N. C„ will preach at
the Rocky Hock Baptist Church
next Sunday, August 16. He
Will preach at both the 11 A. M.
rid 8 P. M. services.
Mr. Hollowell, a native of Cho
wan County, is a retired minis
ter and many of his relatives
and friends will be delighted to
Revival At Macedonia
Begins On August 16
: Revival services will begin at
the Macedonia Baptist Church
Sunday, August 16 and continue
each night through Saturday and
Sunday night, August. 23. The
gervices will begin at 8 oVbck.
Dr. John T. Bunn of Bragg
Town Baptist Church at Dur
hkme, will be the guest evan
gelist. The Rev. L. C. Chand
ler, pastor of the church, ex
tends a cordial invitation to all
to attend the services.
Twiddy Insurance & Real Estate
T Co. Named Representative Fori,
ILesco Homes In N. E. Carolina!
, /Vnnouncefnent is made this
week that Twiddy Insurance &
Real Estate Company has been
appointed representative in-
Nerth eastern Norath Carolina'
for Lester Bros., lije., of Martins
ville, Va., manufacturers of Les
r • too Homes. The local oohoem
covers the entire northeastern
part of the State with 11 men
now employed and the possibility
f that more, will be given employ
£ meat. This 'expansion is equiva
i' tent' to a. new industry, though
1 not as big as some which have
been sought, but new industry
Mfe tJTbSn b3ldJn2eo 51 t052
M ‘ jn this area for about five years
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
New Principal J
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HIRAM J. MAYO
New principal at the Edenton
Junior-Senior High School is
. Hiram J. Mayo. Mr. Mayo
comes to Edenton from Tarboro
and succeeds Gerald D. James, j
He is expected to assume his
Edenton duties about August 17.
j It Was Done! j
An experiment was sponsored
by Henry G. Quinn end Ernes!
Kehayes of the P & Q Super
Market which at present appears
very successful. The two gro
, cerymen had an ic'ea honeydew
' melons could be raised in Cho
wan County just as successful
as in California and Arizona.
They persuaded John S. Bunch
to plant honeydew melons on his j
Rocky Hock farm and late last
week he plucked a number of
the hotieydews as large as are
shipped in from the West.
fruit isn’t matured enough to i
compare with the taste of the'
imported ones, but both Quinn 1
and ifcehayes are very optimistic
over the result of their experi
Mr. Bunch planted a few rows
of the honeydew melon and at
present there are from 200 to
300 melons on the vines.
Revival At Warwick
Begins Next Sunday
Revival services will begin in
the Warwick Baptist ChuTbh
Sunday, August 16, and continue
through Saturday, August 22.
Services will be held each night
at 8 o’clock.
The visiting evangelist wi'l be
the Rev. D. S. Moyers, pastor of
the Spurgeon Memorial Baptist
Church in Norfolk.
The Rev. Russell B. Cotting
ham, pastor of the church, ex
tends a cordial invitation to
everyone to attend the services.
William H. Coffield, Jr., Post
No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, will meet Tuesday night,
August 18, at 8 o’clock. Com
mander John Bass urges all
members to turn out.
appointed as tfgent and salesman
for LeSco homes in -Northeastern
North Carolina. Mr. Habit and
Warren Twiddy last week at
tended a three-day school at
Martinsville which Was held for
salesmen, district representatives
and builder dealers. Lesco
homes are considered dne of the
best pre-fabricated homes made.
Mr. Habit was born and rais-’
ed in Eden too and is "a graduate
of Edemton High School. He is.
also one of Edenton’s Eagle
Scouts. At present he is also
operating the Albemarle Whole
sale Distributors and a billiard -
. parlor. He is very much cn-'
thused about Lesco homes and
win be delighted to furnish
, formation to anyone mreresten»
ja mimimim com. iti© ownu* ™V v
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 13, 1959.
1959 Cotton Crop
Above Last Year
Crop Reporting Ser
vice Forecasts 345,000
Bales as Against 256,-
000 Bales In 1958
The North Carolina Crop Re
porting Service has forecast the
1959 cotton crop at 345.000 bales
(500-pounds gross weight). This
estimate is based on August 1
reports from growers, ginners,
and others throughout the cotton
growing areas of the State. If
the August 1 forecast material
izes, a crop of this size would
be 89.000 bales or 34.8 percent
mote than the 256,000 bales
vested last year but 74.000 bales
less than the 1948-57 average of
It is estimated that 395.000
acres of cotton will be harvested
this year for an average state
yic'd of 419 pounds per acre.
The expected acreage to be har
vested is 132,000 more than was
harvested last year but it is 228,-
000 below the ten-year average
for 1948 through 1957. The in
crease over last year is due pri
marily to acreages released from
the Soil Bank.
This year’s prospective yield is
47 pounds below last year’s turn-1
out, but it is 95 pounds above,
the ten-year average." The crop
got off to a good start and on
through the hot. dry weather of .
June presented unusually gofiji
prospects. With the heavy rains
of July, fields began to put on
heavy vegetative growths after
which shedding of squares and'
yohng bolls was heavy. By thej
first of August a previously
small boll-weevil ponulation
beginning to build up, and the
final outcome of the crop will
depend on the effectiveness of
weevil control and various oth
er influences affecting its pro
gress during the remainder of
Will Begin Sunday
Revival services will begin m|
the Providence Baptist Church
■Sunday, August 16 and will con
tinue through Friday night, . Au
gust 21. The services will be
held each night at 8 o’clock.
Old fashion singing, voluntary
prayers and testimonials will be
a feature of each service.
The speaker for the revival
will be the Rev. M. A. Reid,
pastor of the First • Baptist:
Church of Petersburg, Va., whoj
has a wide renutation as a dy
|- Refreshments will follow the
closing service on Friday night.
The pastor of the church, the
Rev. F. H. LaGarde, extends a
cordial invitation to the public
to attend the services.
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[Final Little League
Game (e Scheduled
M v /ed Today
All Pai V* ting Boys
Will Bt ited to a
Wiener %% t After
The Littl'e League season is
nearing completion with three
more regular scheduled games,
■two of which are make-up
games. The final game will be
played this (Thursday) after
noon at 5 o’clock. It will be an
all-star game between the all
stars and the top team in the
league. Immediately following
this all-star game a wiener roast,
will be held. This wiener roast j
is contributed by the people of
Edenton. All members of the
Little League and all members
of the Pony League are invited,
to the wiener roast. It is hop
ed that all the members will at
In the past week the Little
League all-stars have played!
two games with outside compe
tition. They defeated the Rocky
i Hock Little League all-stars j
easily in both games. The
pitcher for Edenton was Bill j
Bootwright. He pitched a no
hitter last Thursday night
against Rocky Hock.
Standing of Teams
W. L. Pet.
Varsity 10 4 .714
Lions 8 5 .615
Jaycees 5 7 .417
Rotary 4 11 .267
Top Ten Betters
Ab. H. Pet.
Ronnie Rountree ... 56 30 .536
Perry Byrum 36 16 .444
Bill Cozart 34 15 .441
Phil Harrell 31 12 .387
Michael Smith 68 25 .366
Charles Swanner 68 20 .294 1
Melvin Barnett 48 14 .292
David Holton 53 15 .283
Bill Mitchener 64 16 .250
The Pony League also had an
outside game. They played the
Rocky Hock Pony League on
Monday afternoon and were de
feated by a score of 6-5. This
ended the season for the Pony
Application Is Made
For Waterway Bridget
The North Carolina State!
Highway Commission has matte]
application for approval of plans!
to construct a drawbridge aerosm
the Atlantic Intracoastal Water
way (Alligator River Section)
between East Lake and Sandy
Point Ferry Landing near Co
Col. H. C. Rowland, Jr:, dis
trict engineer for the U. S. Army
Corps of FSigineers, will receive
any objections, if any, until Sep
tember* 4 at his office, 308 Cus
tom House, Wilmington, N. C.
Third Degree Tonight
jAt Masonic Meetingi
Ernest J. Ward, Jr., master of
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, has
called an emergent communica
tion of the lodge for tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock. The
purpose of the meeting is to con- j
Ifer the third degree, so that ai
large number of Masons are ex- ■
pected to attend.
Edenton’s Junior Chamber of
Commerce will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 7 o’clock at the
Edenton Restaurant. West By
rum, Jr., president, requests ev
ery member to be present.
[ civic calendar]
Edenton Aces' football season
will open with a home game,
Friday night, September 4, with
an opponent yet to be named.
The Aces will begin football
practice Saturday morning, Aug
ust 15, starting at 8:30 A. M..
with two practice sessions sched
uled daily until school opens.
Edenton Chamber of Com
merce is planning to stage a
fishing contest oyer the Labor.
Day week-end. |
An emergent communication
I of Unanimity Lodge No 7. A. F.
j & M„ will be held tonight
■Mi colored will op6Q xor in§
SEVEN COME ELEVEN —To illustrate his contention that
the Federal 'debt management is “loaded,” Rep. Wright Patman
(D-Tex.) uses box-size rigged dice during a speech on the
HoUse floor. He places the dice on a table and knocks them to
the floor. They turn un 7 or 11 each time.
’59 Football Season
Opens September 4
With Home Game
First Call For Practice'
On Saturday Morn
ing; Two Drills Daily
Until School Opens
Coaches Bill Billings and Billy |
Hardison have called for football
practice, which will begin Sat
urday, August 15. On the first
day two practice sessions will be
held, one at 8:30 o’clock in the
morning and another at 7 o’clock
at night. Two practice sessions
will be held from the opening ]
day until school opens.
Coach Billings Stated early this
week that 10 JWmeiylHH be play
.ed--.storing • -thew xjjnjwn' -Bight
games have already been sched
uled, with an opponent to be 1
selected for the opening game, l
Friday night, September 4 on |
the home gridiron and a game 1
for October 16. He stated that | 1
the October 16 game will be :
scheduled by the end of this
week with either Weldon or ,
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Two Graduates Enter
Training For Nurses !
A 1959 graduate from Edenton !
Junior-Senior High School and ,
a Chowan High graduate
are scheduled to go in training
as nurses. The two girls were i
i awarded the nurses’ scholarships
given by the Chowan Hospital
Auxiliary at graduation exer
Miss Anne Williams of the '
Edenton school will go in train
ing at a Rocky Mount hospital
and Miss Sara Bunch cf the
Chowan school will train at Nor
folk General Hospital.
TEXACO SERVICE STATION
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT,
T. J. Hoskins, Jr., has taken!
over operation *>f the Texaco]
' Service Station on North Broad
Street, formerly operated by
j John Oliver, Jr.
| Mr. Hoskins says he will con-|
! tinue the same courteous and
prompt service and solicits the
business of former patrons ’as
well as new ones.
The name has been changed
to Hoskins Texaco Service.
20 Years Ago
j Ai Found in the File* of
Tha Chowan Herald
In a lengthy meeting lasting
until midnight. Town Council
men failed to set a tax rate.
| Dr. L. P, Williams, Chairman of
I tha Finance Committee, stated.
■ however, that he was of tbe
opinion that the rate could he
maintained at SI.OO.
The partnership between J, H.
Holmes, Oscar M. Elliott and J.
M. Vail was dissolved when Mr.
Elliott withdrew. The partner
.ship existed for 22 years,
t Negotiations were completed
by E. W. Spires with Mrs. H.
M. S. Cason regarding leasing
the Cason lot between the S. C.
| Mills property and the Nejam
L Contour o»rage « .-lection 1
EHS Band Begins
Classes Now In Pro-j
gress; Drills Held on j
The Edenton Junior-Senior '
High School Band began its j
preparations for this year’s ac- j
tivities on Monday with orienta-l
tion classes for new band mem-'!
v- About 25- new members are !
being taught to march in two .
hour classes each Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday. The classes .
begin at nine in the morning ,
and are being held on the fol- J
lowing dates: August 14, 17, 19,
21, 24, 26 and 28.
Drum classes are being held
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at'
the same time on the following j
dates: August 13, 18. 20, 25, 27. j
The full band will attend
drills at the football field on, ■
Tuesday and Thursday nights be- j •
ginning at 7:30 o’clock on the
following dates: August 18, 20,;
25, 27 and September 1.
The marching band will num- (
ber 69, including five in the (
color guard, nine majorettes, ■ ■
drum major and 54 in the play
ing band. j,
| Gart Pushers 1
Volunteers who will operate
the hospitality cart at Chowan
Hospital during the month of
August and September have
been named by Mrs. Ed Bond.
Those who will perform this
i service are Mrs. W. H. Hollowell,
1 Jr., Mrs. George Alma Byrum,
Mrs, Edward Bon-t, Mrs. Woed
j Privotl and Mrs. Scott Harrell.!
Reyival Speaker .][
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REV. D. S. MOYERS
Evangelistic services will' be
held at Warwick Baptist Church
August 16 through 22. The
visiting evangelist will be the
Rev. D. S. Moyers, pastor of the
Spurgeon Memorial Baptist
Church of Norfolk. Services
, will begin mi « o'clock each
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Open ’59-60 Term
Wednesday, Sept. 2
New Home Agent ]
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MISS PAULINE CALLOWAY
As of last week Miss Pauline
Calloway was home agent for
Chowan County. Miss Callo
way came here from Roxboro
1 and succeeds Miss Maidrsd Mor
Free Examination j
For Football Boys
Doctors Richard Hardin andj
Roland Vaughan are offering
their services free to examine;
fooball candidates before prac
tice officially opens Saturday,
All boys who plan to try out
for this year's football squad are:
requested to present themselves
at the local Medical Center op- j
pos ; te Chowan Hospital Friday
night, August 14, at 8 o'clock
to be examined. <
This examination is required
by the North Carolina High|
School Athletic Association and ]
must be made before a boy is:
eligible to play fooiballl.
Coach Billings urges every j
prospective football candidate to! j
go to the clinic on Friday night, 1 <
for after that date a boy willl
be charged for this examination.' <
Revival In Progress
At ! eopim Church
Evangelistic services began at ,
the Yeopim Baptist Church Mon
day night and will continue
through Sunday night, August j
16. Services begin at 8 o’clock
each night with the Rev. A. J.
Eure, pastor of the Coinjock
Baptist Church, bringing the
i Special music ia presented
: each night by neighboring
The pastor of the church, the
i Rev. A. J. McClelland, invites
the public to attend.
Agriculture Commissioner L. Y.
Ballentine Now Urging Cotton
Growers To Secure Top Dollar
Reminding farmers that thej!
' government support price will
probably be the top dollar they
can get for cotton grown under
Plan “A” this year, Agriculture
Commissioner L. Y. Ballentine ,
urges growers to take the neces
sary steps for getting at least
He emphasized that the 1959
federal cotton program is being
handled in an entirely new- way,
and that "the 80-percent-of-pari
ty support price will be avail
able to growers only through a
I Commodity Credit Corporation
I purchase program. Support price
loans will not be afforded as in
! “CCC is empowered to sell
Plan ‘A’ cotton, as well as cot
-1 ton already on hand, for as little
as 71M: percent of parjty,” he,
» continued, “so I foresee no way
i for the farmer to receive a high
i er than 80-percent-of-parity price
>by bolding his cotton. On the
i other band, he could get sub
t stantially less by doing so.”
i To illustrate his point, the
i Commissioner gave the following
WITH A CHECKUP
! Few Remaining Fac
ulty Vacancies Are
Expected to Be Filled
Edenton City Schools, both
white and colored, will open on
Wednesday morning, September
2nd. All bus drivers are re
quested to get their buses from
the county garage on or before
September Ist. Bus route chil
dren are to be on the lookout
for the bus on Wednesday morn
The school doors will open at
9 o’clock on Wednesday morning,
but will open at the regular
time, 8:30 each morning there
after. All children will come
prepared to pay book rental fees
and other school fees on the
first day. The State Board of
Education has decreed that this
day shall be termed teacher
pupil orientation day. Pupils
will be assigned to rooms and
classes. Fees will be collected
| and books and supplies will be
| distributed. Schedules will be'
I reviewed and lesson assignments
! will be made. The second day
will be a full dav of class reci
' tations and the lunchrooms will
be in full swing.
Each school principal will be
! in his office for two full weeks
before the opening day of school.
* All pupils who are entering the
Edenton schools for the first
time should register with the
principal during that time. This
applies to all first graders even
though they attended the pre-
I school clinic last spring. Sixth
i graders who were promoted from
j the Edenton Elementary School
to the Junior-Senior High School
t need not register prior to school
opening, but all newcomers to
Edenton, regardless of grade,
should register during this pe
First graders will be enrolled
provided their sixth birthdates
fall on October 16th, or any
prior date. According to the
School Machinery Act, the school
is not permitted to enroll any
child whose sixth birthdate
comes after October 16th.. All
first graders are required by
law to check with the Health
Department and have evidence
that they have had their im
munization shots. This is im
portant. First graders should al
so have copies of their birth cer
i tificate. This will save time and
help the beginner off to a hap
Supt. John A. Holmes expects
to have a full complement of
; teachers within a few days. At
present he is short a librarian
in the white school and a public
school music teacher in the col
ored school. He expects to have
both of these positions filled be
fore school starts.
rates for one-in-ch middling cot
ton at 35.03 cents a pound for
Plan “A”, and 29.33 cents for
“The support price for ‘A’ Plan
cotton amounts to $175.15 for a
500-pound bale,” he said. “For
‘B' Plan cotton, supported at 15
parity points under the rate for
‘A’ cotton, the support price
amounts to $146.65 per bale.
CCC’s authorization to sell at
‘not less than 10 percent above’
the support price for ‘B’ cotton
means that Plan ‘A’ cotton can
be sold for $161.32 a bale. As
suming that this will establish
the market price of cotton, the
grower might lose $13.83 a bale
for one-inch middling, which is
the difference between the gov
ernment’s purchase price and
the authorized selling price.”
Ballentine said the farmer
need take only a few simple
steps to sell -his cotton at the
support price. *frEirst, when he
takes his cottdir'to the gin he
should ask the ainner to send
samples of If to flat federal cot
ton classing office in Raleigh.