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ONLY NEWSPAPER ' PUBLISHED IN CHOWAN COUNTY Volume XXVl.—Number 39. September Term! Os Superior Court; Lasts Entire Week '” ' i Judge W. K. McLean Os Asheville Winds Up Work Late Fri day Afternoon Contrary to usual terms of fhowan Superior Court, last week’s session, presided over by Judge W. K. McLean of Ashe ville, did not adjourn until late Friday afternoon. The criminal cases were dis posed of Wednesday afternoon with Thursday and Friday devot ed to civil actions. On Wednesday Judge McLean sentenced Albert Lassiter, Sr., and Mrs. Elizabeth Goodwin on a charge of cohabitating and op erating a house of prostitution. Lassiter was sentenced to two years, suspended upon payment of 'a fine of $2,500 and upon condition that he not possess or drink any intoxicating beverages for five years. Mrs. Goodwin was fined SSOO. The sentences were also conditioned that the two not be in company in North Carolina at any time and that they do not violate any criminal laws for five years. W. A. Morris, charged with two cases of forgery was sen tenced to six months on the roads, suspended upon condition that he make restitution of checks amounting to sll3 and pay costs. John Henry Blount was given a two-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon. The sen tence was suspended upon pay ment of S3OO and costs. Judge Continued on Pace B—Section 1 Rally Day Sunday At Methodist Church Next Sunday, September 27, Rally Day will- be obeerved at the Church School of the Eden ton Methodist Church. All of the classes will assemble in the church sanctuary instead of their class rooms, where the promo tions will be announced. J^IVIcT^AIJENDAIi^ Edenton Hotarjans will oe hosts to their wives and teach ers at a banqpet tonight (Thurs day) at 7 o'clock in the Masonic Temple. The Rev. Thurman W. Allred of New London, N. C., will preach at the Rocky Hock Bap tist Church Sunday, September 27 at 11 A. M„ and 8 P.M. Edenton Aces will journey to Williamston Friday night to play the Williamston Green Wave, the first Albemarle Conference game of the season. Baptist WMU leadership con ference will be held al the Hert- Continued on Page 6—Section I Strong Wallace-Rose Hill Team Hits Snag In Facing Edenton’s Aces By Losing Contest 26 To 0 By BILL GOODWIN ’ j A very well balanced Edenton Aces football machine came to 1 life in the second half Friday night to defeat the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs 26-0 on Hicks Field. Held in dheck during the first half, the Aces unleashed hard charging halfbacks Richard Dix on and Leroy Spivey and fleet footed Jerry Tolley at the soon dismayed Bulldogs to avenge last j year’s 19-0 drubbing and win their third straight Tolley scored twice, Dixoh; once and Bubba Hopkins got one touchdown and two extra points. But once again it was the rock-like defensive line that Forehand, Jimmy mite, , Wayne ntt WJwr yards J THE CHOWAN HERALD | Advertisers ) Mayor John Mitchener and Town Clerk Ernest J. Ward. Jr., are planning io attend lhe 50ih annual convention of lhe North Carolina League of Mu nicipalities which will be held at Battery Park Hotel in Ashe ville, September 27, 28 and 29. The two Edentoniians will take with them 2,000 small bags of Spedic roasted peanuts, at the expense of Mayor Mitchener, at tached to a brochure of Edenton, Which will be passed out as an advertisement of Edenton. Speakers for the convention will be Richard Grave-, execu tive director of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corpora tion; W. F. Babcock, state direc tor of highways; Alex McMahon; and George Essex of the Insti-1 lute of Government; U. S. Sena tor Everelle B. Jordan; Patr ck Healy, Jr., director of the Amer- j ican Municipal Association; Leigh i Wilson and John Morrisey., league staff members, and Rob ert Kennedy, general counselor to lhe McClellan Committee in vestigating labor and manage ment. Visiting Preacher At Rocky Hock The Rev. Thurman W. Allred, pastor of the First Baptist Church at New London, N. C., will preach at the Rocky Hock Baptist Church Sunday, Sep tember 27. Services wiH be held at 11 A. M. and 8 P. M., to which the public is cordially invited to attend. 1 WORKSHOP TONIGHT Tonight (Thursday) from 7 to o’clock a workshop on “Enlist ment” will be held at the Eden ton Methodist Church. Members of all commissions are especially urged to be present. Plans Whipped Into Shape For Wrestling Match Tuesday Night Plans are rapidly being whip ped into shape for a big wrest ling match scheduled to be stag ed in the Edenton armory Tues- j day night of next week, Septem ber 29. The affair is sponsor ed by the Edenton Band Par ents Association and will begin at 8 o’clock, and it is hoped a capacity crowd will turn out, for j the proceeds of the match will be applied to the band’s indebt- j edness. It will be the first time in this section that some of the top TV wrestlers will be seen in j turned into a full scale defen jsive battle. The Aces got the only score late in the first quar | ter when a bad pass from Bull dog Center Jimmy Rivenbark, 1 sailed over Tailback Edgar War ren, who was in punting position and was recovered on the Wal lace nine”. Dixon got to the five from where Hopkins bolted over for the score. The point try ' failed. j | Just before the intermiss ; on the Aces penetrated to the Bull jdog seven on the strength of a j 23 yard pass from Uoyd Lassi ter to Fred Britton, only to have a fumble kill the opportunity, j The Aces started the second half by driving SI yards for a touchdown. Lassiter fired a 32- yard heave to Tolley to the Wnl btice 17. Dixon and Spivey cotti bjned for a first down, and Tol- Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 24, 1959. AcesGettingßeady For Struggle With WHliamsto a sam Edenton Ou %% Will Try to Make "our Successive A ’•ies For the Seaso m With three victor! under their belts in their first three outings, Edenton’s Aces are this week preparing to meet the j Williamston'Green Wave in the | first Albemarie Conference game of the season for the Edenton outfit. Thp game will be play* ed in Williamston and will, no doubt, attract a large number of local supporters. The band will accompany the Aces to assist the Williamston band in providing color and en tertainment for the game. Williamston, s’ated to .have a strong team this year, has just; been unable to get The! Green Wave has eight of"she 11 players back from last year’s j team which won the Class AA-C championship. Among the star performers are Paradise at full back, who is the main ball car rier; Bowen at right halfback is Continued .on Page 3—Section 1 Javcees Sponsoring Buck A Month Club Edenton’s Junior Chamber of Commerce has jo ; ned w'th the North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring a drive known as “Buck A Month Club.” The purpose of the pro ject is to heln build a boy-;’ home at Lake Waccamaw, N. C., larger. At present there are 16 bovs in the home, but many others are now on the waiting li-t to move in as soon as more room is available. Many civic clubs are raising money to build ad ditional cottages to accommodate more boys. Anvone desiring to join fh<- “Buck A Month Club” may do ;so by contacting Caswell Ed i mundson or any member of the Jaycees. As local chairman, Mr. ; Edmundson requests Jaycees to j return their application cards by 1 today (Thursday). action. The program includes three outstanding matches, in cluding Chief Little Eagle, Pret jty Boy Collins, Jan ' Madrid of Madrid, Spain and Rene Ras- j con of Chile. Other wrestlers j will also appear on the pro- j gram. ! There will he ringside seats I available for the match and tic- i kets are now on sale by mem i bers of the band. It is reported i that quite a few tickets have been secured by people from adjoining counties, so that a large crowd is anticipated. Two Edenton Boys Morehead Scholars Os 127 students attending thej University of North Caro'ina who received the Morehead scholarship award are two Eden ton boys. They are Hugh Pat terson, son of Mrs. L. A. Pat terson, and Thomas Kehayes, son of Mr. ancf Mrs. Ernest i hayes. Patterson is a member of the class of 1960 and Kehayes is in the class of 1962. The Morehead scholarships ■pay all expenses at the Univer • sity, plus a substantial amount l of spending money, and are among the most sought-after in h ! gher education today. During the nine yeafs the scholarship program has been in force, 209 i Morehead scholarships have been granted. . For these awards, as of June 30, the total amount ac tually expended is $1,016,332.24. POCAHONTAS MEETING Chowanoke Council No. 54, Degree of Pocahontas, will meet : tonight (Thursday) at B'o’clock |in the Red Men hall. Mrs. Essie 'I 7 . Serving In Home Community j \ ----- —. Wm Abovs is pictured Dr. tiar.k Wood, cmef oi s’afl at Chowan Hospital, greeting Miss Mary Alice Keetsr, who recently returned as a nurse. Miss Keeler, 'daughter of Mr. and Mis. C. N. Keeie oi the Oowosn Neck section, toiiowing graduation at the John A. Holmes High School, served at lhe hospital as a nurse's aid, after which she went in training at Park View Hospital at Rocky Mount, where she finished thiid highest in her class. Following her graduation, she expressed a desire io return to her own com inanity and h?r heme hospital to offer her nursing services. The hospital officials and entire personnel are delighted lo have Miss Keefer serving at the hospital. Jaycees Interested In Rescue Squad State Official Speaker At Tcnight”s Meet- I mg at 7 O’clock Edenton’s Junior Chamber of j Commerce will he d a very im- j portant meeting tonight (Thurs- { day) at 7 o'clock at the Edenton Restaurant. According to Presi dent West Byrum, Jr., the Jay- j cees will make an effort to un dertake the project of initiating a rescue squad for the communi- i Continued on Page 7—Section ! ! County's School Teachers Will Be Geests Os Rotarians Tonight Edenton Rotarians will be hosis | i tonight to their wives and i school teachers of the county; | when the Edenton club observes j j its annual ladies’ night ban | quel. The aftair will be held j in the dining room of the Ma- J | sonic Temps? at 7 o’clock with 1 I the banquet being served by j ladies of the Eastern Star. A feature of the meeting will Ibe an address by Dr. Murray, Kantor of Sufloik. Dr Kantor 1 i is rabbi of the Agudath Achim | congregation in Suffolk and is ! [ in great demand as a speaker. He has spoken in many churches 1 as well as civic clubs and for • many other occasions and has j | the reputation of being a very ; entertaining and forceful speak- , i er. He is a keen student of in ? C2CCCC: I First Crop Os Chowan Peanuts Harvested | it *' * MM|| f fpp- n . .gjjfe. Jiff ' ':f. {£ The; first crop oi 1959 peanuts in Chowan County was dug and, stacked last week by Jimmy! Parrish, whose farm is located j just north of Edenton. Parrish, shown above examin- : ing the peanuts with George! Lewis, right, of the Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Commit tee, dug his crop a little earlier than usual to make way for a new industrial plant for the Seabrook Blanching Corp. The firm water blanches peanuts for its customers by a special 'pat ented process. Parrish said the crop looks ,ood M b. . »k» a. ton*u - ■ Baptists Meet At Warwick Church Speakers Chosen For | All Departments of Sunday School “Teaching them all things ... ’" ; will be the theme fer the an nual Sunday School meeting o the Chowan Baptist Assnciatioi I as it assembles at the Warwicl ; Baptist Church at 3 o’clock San day afternoon, September 27 C. R. Vann, Assoeiational Sun ! day School superintendent, ha ! Continued on Page 4—Section 1 ternationa] affairs and teachc '.-the subject at Suffolk Higl i School. In January Dr. Kantor wa f designated by the Virgini Chamber of Commerce to serv< : as chaplain aboard the S.S. In ! dependence on a cruise to th< Mediterranean for a month’s travel to the Canary Islands, Tangiers, Spanish and French Morocco, Italy, France and , Spain. I Rotarians feel very fortunate in being able to secure Dr. Kan tor as a speaker for Ladies’ Night and hope every Rotarian, 1 his wife and every teacher will attend the meeting President Jimmy Earnhardt will serve as toastmaster and Thomas Byrum is chairman of the Arrangements Committee. But because of the early digging he may have some shrinkage, j However, Parrish added that he j is glad to cooperate with the in dustrial firm by making way for ; their new building, j Parrish raised the peanuts on ! land leased from the Edenton Development Corporation which adjoins his farm on U. S. 17 north. The corporation recently sold six acres to Seabrook and the company will start construe- 1 tion of a 20,000 sq, ft building immediately. The stake shown! in the left foreground marks the j l location of the foundation. Ap proximately 60 people will be '•mptaawd* .. ; Article In Magazine Now Bringing Many Letters To Edenton Inquirers Seeking In formation About Ed enton as “Retirement Spot” Letters from Arkansas to Wis- ; eonsin and from dozens of other states throughout the United States including Florida and California are coming into the; Chamber cf Commerce office j daily since the October issue of; ’he Journal of Lifetime Living hit the newsstands last week. The magazine with national; circulation includes a short ar ticle on Edenton which the edi fors are featurng as “this month's retirement spot.” It rives a br ; ef history of the com munity, reviews recreational and ether activities, and di-cusses l; ving facilities and costs from *be standpoint of retiied peo ple. Chamber Executive Harry Smith, Jr., said the bas e ma terial for the article was sup plied by his office to a writer for the magazine who became interested i-n Edenton’s historic' background. About one hundred letters have already been re- j ceived and are eomine in ?t a' >-ate of twelve to fifteen a dav. j Smith said he is sending a ’et- ; >r and literature to each in-j luirer extending an invitation! o visit the cornrVumitv to see irsthand the advantages of liv ng here. Many want to ‘eold weather, shew and ice.” Dt.hers are seeking “quiet, stress ess living.” He added that the questions J moot asked concern c'inmte. j availability of housing, and the j lesire to own “a small riot of around to raise vegetables and j flowers.” °eonut Field Dav At ! Lewiston. October I The combined annual member- ■ ,'hip meeting of the North Caro lina Peanut Growers Association ; and the annual Fall Peanut Field j Day will be held at the Peanut ■ Belt Research Station at Lewis on, beginning at 9:30 A. M., on i October Ist. All peanut growers in North Carolina and Virginia are co:*- j dially invited to attend and will receive for their time valuable nformation with respect to the peanut crop. | Edenton Lions Hear About California Farming Methods c 1 Edenton Lions were given a brief tour of farming on a grand scale —California style Monday, night. Leon Agnew, vice presi dent of the Wachovia Bank in Raleigh, appeared as a guest of Guy Hobbs and conducted the tour byway of a color movie and explanatory remarks. A group .of over 150 farmers,: bankers, and county agents made the California trip during the summer under the sponsorship of the Wachovia bank. While in California an extensive tour of farms and dairies was conducted. The purpose of the farm caravan was to learn such methods as - 1 o 20 Years Ago As Found in the Files of The Chowan Herald Over 50 oostmas*ers met at the Parish House for a d'slr'ct postmasters' meeting. Mayor J. K. fvicMullan was no tified that he had been el»c*ed a director of the Nprlh Carolina League of Municipalities. J. A. Chapoell died at his home near Gluten. John J. Ro«s came to Eden ton from Robersonville to be come associated with Camoen's Jewelers and was Edenton's first licensed amateur radio op erator. Miss Nancy P’ke of Conrord j and John A. Miichener, Jr., were united in marriage a* the Cen, j tral Methodist Cburrh at Con-■ cord. The Edenton Garden Club re-, guested each grade a* the Eden ton school to contribute one Continued on Page •—Section I $2.50 Per Year In North Carolim Plans Started For 25th Anniversary Os 1934AcesTeam - • ■ rc- Rotary Speaker )j j » ... ; DR. MURRAY KAN TOR Tonight (Thursday) when Ro terians of Edenton entertain their wives and school teachers of the county. Dr. Murray Kan tor of Suffolk will be the prin i cipal speaker. New Books At Local Library The Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library has. received a list of | books for both adult and juven-! ! iie reading, also a set of Picture' i Encyclopedia, by Harwyn; which .is suitable for the first five | grades. Easy and Juvenile Books ! Disney, Lady; Verral, Lassie; | 11:11, Rin Tin Tin; Kipling, How 1 the Rhinoceros got his skin; j Tenggren, Jack and the Bean stalk; Schenk, Thanksgiving | Time; Jardin, Class Ring; Dolch, j ;Horse Stories: Malory, King Ar j thur and His Noble Knights: duJarden, Marcy Catches Up; Continued on Page B—Section » RED MEN MEETING i Chowan Tribe of Red Men will meet Monday night, Sep tember 28, at 8 o’clock. Clyde Hollowell, sachem, urges a large | attendance. can be profitably adopted by Carolina farmers, especially in the fields of packaging and mar keting. Lions were shown an entirely different type of farming than that seen in North Cafolina. The farms are entirely depend ent on irrigation. They have no : need for fertilizers bevond nitro-. gen. They have a far higher yield per acre and dairies sup port much larger herds on small-: jer pastures. The empphasis is lon efficiency, especially in the I fields of packaging anl market- 1 ing. Mr. Agnew explained that | I Continued on Page V—3eclion 1 Chamber Commerce Preparing iTo Elect Group New Directors i . ... —: — ....... A nominating committee to prepare a slate of candidates for the annual election of directors |of the Chamber of Commerce 1 was appointed this week by l President John W. Graham. 1 Gilliam Wood, past president of I the organization, was named 1 chairman with Dr. Richard Har ! din, Scott Harrell, Shelton Moore and George Twiddy as S members. Graham said the committee i will propose 12 candidates from I which the six receiving the j highest number of votes by the . j general membership will be de i! dared elected to serve on the i board of directors for two years. ! Ballots wi'l be mailed to the [ membership) later this month. . Graham added that any member ! wishing to propose a candidate should communicate with the t chairman or any member of the >*} FIGHT CANCER WITH A CHECKUP AND CHECK * ! All Living Members f Will Be Invited to j Attend Elizabeth City | Game October 9 i Superintendent John Holmes and Coach Bill Billings early I this week advanced an idea to observe the 25th anniversary of the first time Edenton won a state football championship. It was 25 years ago, in 1934, wnen Coach Henry House and an abbreviated football squad of seasoned football players won the state class B championship by defeating Reidsville, western champions, at Chapel Hill 6-0. In fact tne accs went through the season with only 12 regular players without being scored upon. The idea of Holmes and Bil lings is to try to have all living members oi the 1934 champion ship team be guests of the school on October 9 when the Aces play Elizabeth City on Hicks Field. The Yc low Jackets are just as much an arch rival now as they were in 1934, so that it is hoped all the former Aces will be able to return for the celebration. It is planned, to introduce all of the 1934 players at half time and Coach Billings expressed the hope that they could be per ; suaded to run one or two of the Continued from Page 7—Section 1 Baptist WMU Will Meet In Hertford Tuesday, Sept. 29 The Chowan Assoeiational Leadership Conference of the Baptist Women's Missionary Un ion will be held at the Hertford Baptist Church Tuesday. Sep tember 29. There will be two repeat sessions, the afternoon meeting from 2 to 4:30 o’clock and the night session from 7 to 1 9:30 o’clock. At both meetings there will be a conference period for all offi cers in the WMU. Mrs. T. O. Asbell, president, urges all mem bers to attend the session most convenient. Edenton’s Share s ?. Announcement was made last week' by the North Carolina State Highway Commission that $6,766,092.58 has been allocated to 408 participating municipa i ties. This amount represerts fl - as of July 1, 1959, from the Powell Bill Fund. Reflecting the increase in mo tor fuel consumption from fiscal 1951 througn fiscal 1959, the al loration has increased 49 c o in this period. The ellocat.ons in 1951 to 386 participating muni cipalities was $4,543,096.20 Edenton’s share of she Powell Bill money is $16,898.60. which is based on 4 he 1950 census of 4.4F8: population increment of $9,911.96; certified non-svs*em miles. 14.71 and mileage incre ment. $6,986.64. 11 committee. ’ ! Directors whose terms expire > at the end of the Chamber’s > fiscal year on September 30 are ’ N. J. George, who, is also secre • tary; Ralph Parrish, Gerald E James, who recently resigned; l Twiddy, treasurer, Harrell and ■ Moore. t Directors continuing for an i other year are Graham. Hardin. W. P. Jones, P. S. McMuClan, ; Ed Parker and J. P. Partin, i Others serving on the board by ; virtue of civic affiliations are s I Mayor John A. Mitchener, Jr.; - Chairman W. E. Bond of the ; County Commissioners; Chair . man Thomas C* Byrum, Jr., oi > the Electric & Water Department . and W. W. By rum, Jr„ Jaycees’ • president. 7 -*~-v Officers of the are i elected from the new board of i directors at a later date. • ' ■ ■■ . ■;

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