North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
Volume XXVI.-Number 35.
Seabrook Bleaching %orp.
Decides To Locate PL % t in
Edenton; Begin In Dec .
Announcement Made Jointly By James W.
Gardner of Tyrone, Pa., President and W.
P. Jones, tV of C. Vice President
Edenton will be the new location of a plant for the Sea
brook Blanching Corporation." In a joint announcement Tues
day Seabrook Presided! James W. Gardner of Tyrone, Penna.,
and W. P. Jones, vice president of the Edenton Chamber of
Commerce and chairman pf its industrial committee, said
plans are proceeding rapidly to begin construction of the new
The plant will cost approximately $150,000. Gardner
\ said that about 25 employees would begin operations in De
\ cember with about 60 being employed when the plant is in
\ full operation. Although the new plant’s employees will be
Recruited in the math from Edenton, a few Tyrone families
Jong associated with Seabrook 1
will move to their iwW home oh
the completion of the budding.
These include General Mhnagdr
Keith Reeve, Plant Manager
Jack Douglas and Plant Engineer
The plant will be erected oh
seven acres in the industrial park
owned by the Edenton Develop
ment Corporation on U. S. Mid
way 17 north of Edenton. J. H-
Conger, Jr., development corpor
ation president, said the build
ing will be placed on the north
east skip of the property adjoin
ing the Byrum Implement &
Truck Company. . A new road
running from the highway to the
rear of the property will also be
constructed by the development
corporation. The entire indus
trial park and property alonk
both sides of U. S. 17 were re
cently annexed into town The
Electric and Water Board ho*;
approved jlaying a new -water
line to the site. „ 1
A -basic Butler steel frame
building will bg eietted measur
ing 80 ft by 240 ft, incorporat-
latest in aluminum color
ed panels, with glass and an in
terestihg uqe of, sWng hAjkwbrit
It wfti be the k#gNL;mMt-mod
ern peanut «t|rtten, blanching
plant' in the 'tt Will M
financed 'by funds 'from local.
participation and a loan from the
Continued on Page 3—-Section 11
Deed Executed For Property At;
Base For Sewage Disposal Plant i
‘ i Mayor John Mitoheher, Town
Ernest J. Ward, Jfr., and'
William R. Miles pn IViesday
signed a (Jiritclaim died Between
the United States df America
and the Town of Edeftton for
22.47 acres of land to tife used
as a sewage disposal rite* Mr.
Miles represented the North Car
olina Surplus Property Otilira
tion branch of the gowdfnment.
Resent also for the sighing of
the deed were CounCittnen J.
Edwin Bufflap and George Alma
By rum and J. P. Ricks, Jr„ a
.Jntmber of the Board hi Public
Works. The treat of land in
cluded in the deed is fe portion
of the former Edenton Auxiliary
Air Station, the transfer being
Coaches Bluings And Hardison
Rounding Aces Into Shape For
Opening Game With Camden
With football candidates at Ib*
Johil A. Holmes High School
son will D© pisyvci on nn.iv3
with the Camdao IMWis. La*]
year. vc * t t t , j
THE CHOWAN HERALD
>■* — zr. —r~. —i
Attention is called to the fact
thit dog licenses are past due
i in Edenton. In accordance with
: the law, any dog owner who has
not purchased a license for each
e< his dogs by September 10
will be subject to arrest.
Mayor Milchener urges the
purchase of these licenses im-|
mediately in order lo avoid em
barrassment and expense.
County Council *I !
Meets Sept. 2nd j
There will be a County Coun- j
til meeting at Oak Grove Com- \
raunlty Building Wednesday as- ‘
tepnoon, September 2, ait 230
o’clock. Mrs. C. "W. Overman, (
, County Council president, will
preside at the meeting. Gum ,
PoOd Club will be host.
Hop«e> Demonstration Club wo- j
men will model dresses they
County will be guest j
There will be several import- ,j
ant items of business to come up j
fcounty Council meeting
and Cotmty Council members ,
are urged to attend. i
by and through the Secretary of 1
the Department of Health, Edu- ;
cation and Welfare, with a 100
percent public benefit allow- 1
The deed provides for a per
petual easement of a right-of
way 30 feet wide to provide
means of ingress and egress to
and from the property.
With the deed to the proposed
site now executed, the next step
toward a sewage disposal plant,
which is required by the State,
is to plan for a bond issue to pay
for its construction. Town Conn-
cil will, no doubt, consider thej
matter of calling for an election
at its next meeting Tuesday
: night, September 8.
i positions are Donald FairdothJ
Wayne Baker, Charles Cuthrell,
Ronald Forehand, Johnny Alex
[ and Sonny Jones,
i Candidates for guards include
• Minton Small, George Nixon,
> Jhnrtly White, Erwin Griffin,
; For the center position Ladell
i Parker and Uoyd Mills Ore «n
--■ didates and poanbly Johnny
4 Fbtvjte quarterback spot there
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 27, 1959.
I Bond Sales i
Richard S. Atkinson, Jr.. Cho
wan County volunteer chairman
for U. S. Savings Bonds, reports
that m Chowan County the sales
for the month of July were $4.-
612.45. Sales for the year to
date total $44,325.95. which is
378 percent of the county's quota
E & H Savings Bonds sales
in North Carolina during July
were $3,690,103.96. ..Although this
represents a decrease of 2.9%
over July 1958, Series E sales
for July remained appreciably
the same as July 1958 ($87.97
Cumulative sales for J-amuary-
July were $27,483,445.98. which
represents 53.9% of the state's
1959 sales quota of ssl million
Being Sold For
Sponsored by Edenton Jay
cees, season tickets are now on
sale for the Edenton Aces’ 1959
football game to be played on
Hicks Field. There are two
classes of tickets being sold this
season, one froup providing re
served seats on the football
bleachers, while the other group
is for admission to the park
The season tickets for re
served seats are priced at $7.50
and assures the purchaser the
same reserved seat for each
game. The other ticket, selling
for-fKOO, permits tftefpuTOfftSte-'
to ‘enter the stadium without be
ing’'obliged to ■ itaHti iiit l&e fofi
a long time waiting to buy a
ticket. The regular admission
price per game is SI.OO.
The Aces have one of the best
schedules they have had for a
number of years, with six home
games listed. These include
long time arch rivals Elizabeth
City, Hertford and Ahoskie, who
are expected to be accompanied
by a large following. Then this
season the Aces go up against
the Rocky Mount Blackbirds, a
school of much higher rating.
The other opponents include
Camden on the opening night
and Wallace-Rose Hill, another
power .house which defeated the j
Continued on Page 3—Section * |
20 Years Ago
Aa Found in lha File* of
The Chowan Herald
John Johnson, Chowan County
Negro, instituted a suit in the
amount of $4,500 against C. A.
Cooke, a guard at the Woodville
Prison Camp, who alleged he
was mis takingly shot by Cooke
during a widespread search for
three escaped convicts.
Quinn Furniture Company
sponsored Edenton High School'
Barn's appearance foe a promi
nent sale in a field and picnic
day celebration at the Scupper
nong Farms Project near Cres
| Paul Olsson, Edenton artist,
! began decorating the lodge room
of Charity Lodge No. 5, A. F.
8t A. M„ at Windsor.
A new rood connecting Eden
ton with the Albemarle Sound
bridge road was opened for traf
fic. A 18 x 45 foot else equip
ped with flood lights was in
stalled at. the intersection of the
near road and the bridge rood.
At a special meeting Town
Council approved the budget
calling for a SI.OO tax rale.
Edenton High School Band
left for camptogtripat
.jmPRKm w v ' : - v ’ ''V
< IHHBWPIpy. I ■
SPELLED OUT —Motorists find safety put into words and
pictures along highways in Argyle, Wis. Police Chief Adolph
Jaggi, perched on his motorcycle, thought up this and other
reminders to drive sanely.
Voit Gilmore Will
Speak At Woman’s
Club September 2
Number of Edenton
i Guests Invited to At
tend First Meeting
Os Fall Season
Woman’s Club members and
their guests have a wonderful
-treat in store for them at the
first fall meeting of the club on
Wednesday, September 2nd.
Voit Gilmore, of Southern
Pines, N. C., well-known speaker
and president of the Travel
Council of North Carolina, Inc.,
and promoter of tourist trade
for the State, will speak on
“Making History Pay”.
Mir. Gilmore was born in Win
ston-Salem, N. C., is a graduate
of the University of North Car
olina, 1939 i with a B.A. degree
in journalism and-- political sci
-7938-40 be was 4 IRRs
kefeller graduate student in Pub
lic Affairs. In 1940 Mr. Gil
more was Secretary ‘to Senatot
Josiah W. Bailey, and during
the war was -an officer in the
U. S. Navy with service in Afri- 1
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
Edenton School Faculty Filled
Except Sixth Grade Teacher;
Vacancy Filled By End Os Week
John A. Holmes, superintend
ent of Edenton City Schools,
announced early this week that
the faculty of the schools is com
plete with the exception of one
sixth grade teacher in the white
Elementary School. Mr. Holmes
hopes to be able to secure this
teacher by the end of the week.
There will be 12 new teach
ers in the white schools and
■four in the colored schools. In
the John A. Holmes High School
there will be a new principal
and seven new teachers, not in
cluding Mrs. Kathryn L. Holton,
whp has been transferred from
the elementary school to fill a
mathematics vacancy. Other
new teachers in the high school
jare: Minnie 'Warren, English;
Frances Louise Sides, commer
cial; Laura L. Brooks, French-
English; Mrs. Eloise Gibbs Smith,
science-anathema tics; Mrs. Lois C.
Venters, librarian; Mrs. Edna W.
Edenton Development Corporation President
Reports On Negotiations For Knitting Concern
Sixty or more individuals who
pledged financial support for
construction of a proposed plant
in Edenton tor a kitting firm
attended a meeting in the Court
House Tuesday night. The
meeting was called to review
events which have developed
since a delegation from Edenton
met “with company officials in
New York on March 4.
The feature of the meeting
was a report made by J. H. Con
ger, Jr., president of the Eden
ton Development Corporation. ,
Mr. Conger’s feport follows:
“As president of the Edenton!
! Development Corporation. I wish
ltd thank you for coming here
!bt the meeting.
v~— ———- \
, American Family
Edenton friends will be pleas
ed to learn that Captain William
A. Which aid, his wife and two
daughters, Lynn and Nancy,
have been chosen to represent
the American family in the Ber
lin crisis. The honor was be
stowed upon the Whichard fami
ly by the commanding general
of the American forces in Ger
many. A picture of the family
appeared in the Schweixer Illu
Captain Whichard is stationed
in Berlin and has been in Ger
many for two years. He expects
to return home in October. 1960.
Cho'wwn County CotftmLssioners
will meet Friday morning of j
next week, September 4, begin
ning at 9 jo’dock. The meeting
was changed to Friday due to
the Labor Day -holiday falling
on the first Monday.
Reaves, vocational home eco
nontics, and Willie L. Hardison, |
Jr., coach and health and physi
In the Edenton Elementary
School there will be four new
teachers. These are: Betsy
Hardison, first grade; Mrs. Phyl
lis Riley, fourth grade; Mrs.
Mary Belle Duncan, fifth grade,
and one sixth grade teacher yet
to be named.
In the Edenton Colored School
there will be four new teachers
in addition to Mrs. Fannie Tay
lor Sessoms, who will return af
ter being out for three months
last spring. The new teachers
are; Mrs. Jean Johnson Dar-j
den, English and Trevor Sum
mey, Public School Music in the
high school. Also Mary Ellen
Beamon and Doris Jacquelyn
Jeffers will be new teachers in
the primary school.
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
tiations with a knitting manu-1
facturer for a proposed plant in
Edenton and to discuss Indus-1
trial development In genera!.
As many of you know, these ne
gotiations began over a year
I civic calendar!
V - >
Edi—np Aces will open the
night September 4, when they
meet Cemden High School on
, l«cks Field et $ o'clock.
1 Ed—tan sebooia. both white
land catered, will open for the
ihg. September X at
after which school open, at
Name Os Edenton
School Now John A.
School Trustees Honor
Has Served So Well
For 36 Years
Announcement was made last
week that the Edenton School
Trustees had changed the name
of the Edenton Junior-Senior
High School to John A. Holmes
High School in honor of John
A. Holmes. Mr. Holmes' has
served as superintendent of the
Edenton School Administrative
Unit for 36 years, coming to
Edenton in 1923 to succeed Joe
Nixon, popular superintendent.
While the school trustees for
a number of years, and even
when the present high school
was constructed, considered hon
oring Mr. Holmes by naming the
school after him, no official ac
tion was taken until recently, j
In looking back, it is very
evident that the Edenton school
has made many strides forward
under Mr. Holmes' administra
tion. And unlike many school
men, very little but praise is
and has been over the years
heard about his character and
ability in school affairs.
The announcement of the I
change in name of the Edenton
school was made by J. H. Con
ger, chairman of the trustees.
The decision of the -trustees was
Mr. Holmes, always very mod
est, of course, appreciates the j
honor bestowed upon him and
upon being informed made this
“I hope I can live up to this
great honor the school -trustees
have bestowed uyon me. I have
thoroughly enjoyed my associa
tion, both officially and person
ally, with Edenton people over
the years and look forward to
the years ahead.”
school in Ede-rrton wj'll be known
as the John A. Holmes High!
: : :; ; |
Safety Road Block
Sponsored by the Edenton j
Junior Chamber of Commerce a
safety road block will be in op- -
eration on U. S. 17 near Eden
ton Friday, September 4, from
2 to 6 o’clock. The Jayoee com
mittee in charge of the road
block is headed by David White
The Jaycees will pass out free
drinks, along with free litera
ture of interest to tourists pass
ing through Edenton.
Highway Patrolmen Vaughan
and Williams will also be atj
the road block to distribute safe-!
ty folders in connection with the!
long Labor Day week-end.
The main purpose of the road j
block will be to encourage safe
driving over the Labor Day
ROTARIANS MEET TODAY
Edenton Rotarians will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1
o’clock in the Parish House.
The program will be in charge
of Dr. W. I. Hart and President
Jimmy Earnhardt urges every
Rotarian to be present.
ago in the summer of 1958.
They demanded the continuous
activity and attention of a
large number of our business
men, town and county officials,
directors and members of the
corporation and of the Chamber
of Commerce. In addition, of
ficials of the N. C. Department
of Conservation and Develop
ment, our legislative representa
tive and the executive offices
of the state devoted a good deal
of time and interest to this
“On April 18, 1959, I reported
to you by mail that we were
successful in raising over $250,-
000 in cash and pSedges toward
financing the proposed plant
The fund-raising campaign Wes
$2.50 Per Year In North Caroling
First Day School
Featuring the first fall meet
ing of the Edenton Woman's
Club will be Voit Gilmore, May
or of Southern Pines, whose sub
ject will be "Making History
Red Men Selling
Tickets For Circus
With the King Bros. Circus j
scheduled to appear in Edenton j
for two performances Tuesday,/
September 1. members of Cho-I
wan Tribe of Red Men and the!
Degree of Pocahontas are mak- j
ing a drive to sell advance tick-]
ets for the circus.
Members of the Degree of i
Pocahontas will make a house-1
to-house canvass Friday night 1
and the Red Men will follow up i
the sales drive Monday night. I
: The major profit to the Red j
Men comes from the sale of ad- ;
vance tickets, so that they hope!
all who plan to attend the cir-j
cus will buy their tickets from 1
There will be two perform- j
ances, at 3:30 and 8 P. M., which
will include acts and thrills for
young and old.
Red Men will call off their
meeting Monday night, but
members are especially urged to
meet at the hall to begin the
house-to-house calls to sell the |
Baptist Regional Convention At
Rocky Hock Church On Sept. 7
Several hundred Baptist Sun- j :
day School leaders will meet in j
a regional convention on Mon-: I
day, September 7, with the ,
Rocky Hock Baptist Church near' ’
The sessions will begin at 2
o’clock in the afternoon and> 1
continue until 5:30 o’clock. The ;
host church will serve supper at
a nominal cost to each person, j
The evening program will begin j
at 7 o’clock and adjournment!
will be at 9:15 o'clock.
Dr. Douglas M. Branch, gen-!
eihl secretary-treasurer of the j
Baptist State Convention, will!
be the featured speaker.
Among the items to receive i
GEORGE B. HOLMES, PTA Safely Committee Chairman
Today’s safety talk is addressed to high school pupils
who may be planning to drive the family automobile to
classes this season beginning September second.
The message is simply, “Drive carefully!” For some
this is a regular rule and, in truth, I have been a passenger
in automobiles driven by high school pupils where the driv
ing habits displayed were much better than mine.
On the other hand, as you know, many drivers need to
leave off the last-minute dash for the parking Jot or the
quick get-away after classes. Others need to be reminded
that yellow lights mean to prepare to stop rather than a
push on the accelerator. Then, too, there is the overloaded
hotrod that carries a certain amount of unawargness which
may be enough to lead to trouble.
This year and every year let’s make the Police Depart
ment’s job an easy one. The law-enforcing officers are your
friends even when they stop you to prevent you from either
making a statistics of yourself or a victim of someone else.
Best of wishes this year for a happy and successful aca
demic attainment because you chose to drive careMhr!
— ... ... J
WITH A CHECKUP
i Plans Completed For
Opening Day Wed
nesday, September 2,
At 9 O’clock
Hiram J. Mayo, principal of
the John A. Holmes High School,
| this week announced home room
| assignments for the opening day
(of school Wednesday morning,
September 2, at 9 o’clock. Mr.
Mayo also lists the fees for the
school term, which should be
taken to school by the students.
The home room assignments
Archie Fairley—Room 115
Boys—Frankie Alexander, Ron
nie Bass, Edwin Byrum. James
Ellis, Roland Farliss, Howard
Goodwin, Bryant Griffin, Robert
Halsey, Zackie Harrell, Jimmy
Johnston, Henry Layden, Ladell
Parker, Jr., Johnny Phillips,
Minton Small, John E. Twiddy.
Girls Harriet Bond, Alice
Davenport, Jane DuLaney, Mary
Pearl Harrell, Becky Lawrence,
Kay Lowe, Lucy Owens, Betsy
Ross, Cynthia Spen-cer, Lois
Toler, Patricia Waff, Loren
Miss Laura Brooks—Room 214
Boys Lloyd Adams, Btlly
Dai'-, Donald Faircloth, Johnny
Fore hand, Lewis Goodwin, Billy
Hardison, Woody Hoggard, Terry
Jones, Lloyd Parrish, Dickie
Pate, Ashby Tarkington, Ray
Girls Judy Adams, Norma
Blanchard, Joyce Bond. Becky
Lawrence, Betty Privott, Vir
ginia Skinner, Linda Rae Smith
wick, Christine Stroud, Peggy
Twddy, Sandra Kay Williford,
Ruth “Dolly” Wright.
Miss Kathryn Gabbard
Boys— Ronald Bunch, Howard
Collins, Ray Forehand, Crayton
Hughes, Gene R. Lane, George
Nixon, Jack Perry, Leslie Phipps,
Tommy Privott, Danny Privott,
Jack Sawyer, Leroy Spivey,
Bobby Stokely, Curtis Twiddy,
Starky E. White. Bert Willis.
Girls Jean Adams, Lula
Bembridge, Alice Bunch, Pris
cilla Bunch, Christine Cahoon,
Judy Elliott, Dianne Goodwin,
Mary Ann Hare, Joyce Moore,
Mary Ann Overton, Lulla Mae
Rogerson. Carolyn Stallings, Lin
da Wheeler, Peggy Williams.
Continued on Page 7—Section 1
special emphasis will be the
new Church Study Course for
Teaching and Training, the Bible
Survey plan and the new ma
terials for the various age
groups. Departmental confer
ences will be conducted in the
afternoon and evening.
Pastors. Sunday School super
intendents, educational directors
and Sunday School officers and
teachers will have the oppor
tunity to become acquainted
with new techniques in teaching,
new materials prepared to help
do a better job and the leaders
|of the Sunday School Depart
j ment here in North Carolina.