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* ’ ‘’T « . ONLY newspaper PUBLISHED IN CHOWAN COUNTY t- r. Volume XXVll.—Number 38. * - - •- ■ - - ■■ : - Constitution Week Is Being Sponsored By Local DAR Unit Mayor John Mitchen-' er Issues Proclama tion Asking For Spe cial Attention Given To Document 1* Sponsored by the Edenton Tea t’arty Chapter of the DAR, Con stitution Week is being observ- Ted September 17-23. The purpose of the observance of Constitution Week is to re call to the American people the true significance of the events, that occurred during the week of September 17-23 in 1787- and to revitalize appreciation of our great heritage which is the Con stitution. It was on September 17, 1787, that the .United States Consti tution was approved unanimous ly by the delegates. In the week following, the proposed Constitution was made known toj the people throughout the coun try. Mayor John Mitchener has is sued a proclamation in which he points out that September 17, 1960 is notable as marking 173rd anniversary of the adop tion of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention. ‘To official recognition to this memorable anniversary and to the patriotic exercise# which Will form a noteworthy feature of the occasion, seems fitting and proper,” said the Mayor. "By virtue of the authority vest ed in me as Mayor of Edenton, I proclaim the week of Septem ber 17-23 as Constitution Week and urge all our citizens' to pay special attention during the week to our Federal Constitution and the advantages of American citizenship.” New Trial Group' Feature Os Band Band Court Acts as Trial Jury For Vio lation of Rules John A. Holmes High School Pand now has a band court, a sort of board of directors which acts as a recommending body and a trial jury. Its function is to receive retommendations from any band member as to ways in which the band might become a more efficient and enjoyable ac tivity. It also sits in judgment on those band members who have violated band rules in mat ters of conduct, discipline and attendance. vThis group meets on alternate Wednesdays and makes recom mendations to the band director and keeps him in touch with sUch problems as might arise Continued on Pago I Section t ! - e I Five From Chowan At Chowan College With registration for the fall A /*ferm at Chowan College rapidly drawing to a close, an all-time | high total of 570 regular and five special students have been’ ' enrolled, an increase of more than 100 students over last year’s fall term enrollment at the 113-year*old institution. Chowan County students en rolled in this year’s record smashing student body at Cho wan College include: Joseph Fowler Nixon, Calvin. Dee Fox well and Teny Haywood Jones ot Edenton; William Graham Welch of Tyner, and Hattress Ivery Ward of Ryland. Another Polio Shot Clinic Will Be Held Thursday, Sept 29 Sponsored by the Eden ton | jijjgnier Chamber of Commerce, j 4Hktl>er polio shot clinic is, I Scheduled to be held in Edenton * Thursday, September ». , The ( clinic, in cooperation with Eden-! •atom 7 to 8 P. U. j THE CHOWAN HERALD AcesPreparingTo Meet Wftliamston Here Friday Night Boys Practicing Hard In Anticipation of a Tough Game; Band Will Also Perform j , ri With three consecutive victor ies to their credit, Edenton’s Aces will oppose the William ston Green Wave on Hicks Field Friday night, September 23, at 8 o’clock. While the Aces won the first three games in comparative ease, Coaches Billings and • Hardison are taking nothing for granted, iso that the Aces are going through strenuous practice ses sions in preparation for what| might be a tough game. Williamston has had rather rough sledding in their first two outings. They played Roberson ville to a 6-6 tie and lost to Scotland Neck 7-6. The Edenton band will also be 'on hand to whoop it up and provide entertainment at half time, so that an evening of wholesome pleasure is in pros pect for all who attend the game. Tax Collectors Meet In Edenton Henry W. Lewis and Robert G. Byrd, assistant directors of the Institute of Government, conducted a regional meeting for city and county tax collectors and attorneys "hr Edenton at the Hotel Joseph Hewes on Wed nesday of this week. The main subject for the meet ing was use of effective proced ures for the collection of delin . quent taxes and special empha sis was placed on foreclosure procedures. Tax collectors and attorneys from several Northeastern North* Carolina towns and counties at tended the meeting. Town Clerk Ernest J. Ward, Jr., and Sheriff M. Earl Goodwin were in charge of local arrange ments. ; Jimmy Earnhardt, Jr.) Licensed As Attorney Wiley J. P. Earnhardt, Jr., on Tuesday, September 20, was sworn in to practice as an at torney before the courts of North Carolina by Judge Walter J. Bohe, who is presiding over the fall term of Pasquotank County Superior Court Mr. Earnhardt was presented to Judge Bone by Russell E. | Twiford, member of the Pasquo ,'tank Bar and County Solicitor. Earnhardt will practice law with the firm Hogue and Hogue in Wilmington, N. C. ' cmc calendar] j V.... This week, September 18-24, l is being observed as John A. Holmes High School Band Week to raise funds for the , band. Edenton Aces will play the Williamston Green Wave on Hicks Field Friday night Sep iember 23, at 8 o'clock. Edenton Rolarians will enter tain the white school teacher* : of the county at a banquet to i night (Thursday) at 7 o'clock at rite Masonic Temple. I Continued on Page B—Section 2 as heretofore the shots will be free to everybody under 18 years of age and expectant mo thers. For others a charge' of SI.OO will be made. Because of the importance of these polio shots, the Jaycees are hopeful that many will- take advantage of these shots. At the last clinic the number taking the shots whs greatly reduced due Edi 14 , Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 22, 1960. 1: caw i *5 jfV** -AKck, iw -• ~pig flit. : ® m * * * * Ski will 1 ® ■> r I !% r*~~t ■ < : .IM j F I w<»~» | | 1 _ At left is pictured the old pipe organ which has been in use at the Edenton Methodist Church unce it was installed in 1894. The organ has been replaced by a new one, at right, with the con sole at the left, out of the picture. The new organ was to have been used last Sunday, but due la the illness of the organist, Mrs. John J. Ross, it was not used. Mrs. Ross is gradually recovering from her illness, so that the new organ will most likely be used for the first time next Sunday morning at the 11 o'clock service.—(Photo by J. P. Ricks, Jr.) Celebrating 100th Anniversary Pictured above is the Great Hope Baptist Church which will cele brate its 100th anniversary and homecoming Sunday, September 25, beginning at 10:30 A. M. .The Rev. Henry V. Napier is present pastor of the church. IVorfolkSoiithern To Abandon Switch Engine To Edenton Due To Hurricane Bridge Damage According to a letter received by the Edenton Chamber of Commerce from George Affix, | manager of the Elizabeth City| Chamber of Commerce, the Nor-| folk Southern Railroad has de-| cided to discontinue the switch engine between Elizabeth City and Edenton. Mr. Attix stated that he was informed of this decision in a I conversation with Henry Oetsen, president of the Norfolk South ern, who stated that the action was taken due to Hurricane Elementary School j Training For Band| The Edenton Elementary j School Band program got under way last week with the enroll ment of 14 sixth graders in the band. The elementary program which begins in the sixth grade,; acts as a training period for stu- [ dents who will go into the high school band in the seventh j grade. ' . Students who are participat ing are Sanfra Ange on flute;. Ann Harrell, Stanley Pratt, Fountaine Boutwell, Sue Skiles, Wesley Chesson, Larry Privott on clarinet; Mike Deßlois, Tom my Willis, Tommy Roby, Guy Williams on cornet; Johnny , Dowd and Rusty Bootwright on! trombone, and Lyman Partin on ! drums. Additional Prizes At Chowan Fair $lO For Family Enter ing Most Articles In Exhibits Robert Marsh, president of the Chowan County Fair, announced early this week that additional prizes have been offered this j year. The Chowan County family I which enters the most articles | in the fair will receive a cash , prize of $lO in addition to othCf j prizes. This means that every! > CMtfbmo* oa $■ 4Uctloa * > HE OLD AND THE NEW Donna’s extensive damage to the. railroad bridge.* Mr. Oetsen es timated that it will require about four months to repair the damaged bridge. Mr. Oetsen also informed Mr. Attix that probably after a week’s trial, because of the added expense of overtime, the railroad might reinstate the switch freight train between the two towns. Withdrawal of this switch train will, of course, affect freight coming into Edenton. Community Meeting Called September 27 There will be a .county-wide community development meet ing on Tuesday evening, Sep tember 27, at 7:30 o’clock at the Rocky Hock Community Cen ! ter. R. W. Long, specialist in ! community development, from State College, Raleigh, will be j present and will explain various phases of community develop ment as related to the progress Continued on Page s—Section 1 Urgent Appeal Dr. Archie Walker has announced that the Red Cross bloodmobile will again visit Edenton Friday, September 30, when Chowan County’s quota will be 105 pints of blood. Those in charge of this program are right much concerned about Chowan County’s falling down in the matter of do nating blood, so that an appeal is made for more people to cooperate. W. E. Bond, chairman of the Chowan County Commis sioners, in particular, is making a special appeal to people in the rural sections of the county, as well as Negro citi zens, to rally to the support of the blood program. He points out that this group has been participating very spar ingly in the program. At the same time he emphasizes the fact that about 90 per cent of blood used at Chowan Hos pital is used on county and Negro patients, while 90 per cent of the blood donated comes from Edenton citizens. Mr. Bond is very anxious to see more rural people and Ne gro citizens participate in the program, calling attention to the fact that to give a pint of blood is painless and re quires not over an hour at the most of one’s time, which in cludes time used for refreshments after the blood donation. The bloodmobile will be at the Edenton armory Friday, September 30, from 10 A. M. to 5-P. M. a • - ' J - . • •v . ''^9l^ > - ' >•. 4? •>*> X < t-<: - X BUI Goodwin, Jr. | Now Groomed For High Scout Post District Chapter Will Present Him For Vice j Chief of Lodge For Order of Arrow I The Scouts of the Order of Arrow, Blue Heron Lodge, in the Tidewater Council will hold their annual meeting at the Na-j val Supply Base in Norfolk, Va„ Sunday, September 25, beginning at 3:00 P. M. | | Incoming Albemarle Chapter i Chief James Ball of Elizabeth City, has asked all Order of Ar ' row members in Chowan Coun- i I ty to attend. Ball pointed out, ' that this was the annual elee-j 1 tion, and that Bill Goodwin, Jr.,t iof Edenton will be put up by | the district chapter for the vice chief of the lodge. Goodwin isj I the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill| 1 Goodwin. Transportation will be provid-i ed and the entire Edenton dele-; gation will assemble at the Eliz-j I abeth City School superintend-| ent’s parking area at 1 o'clock 1 Sunday. This will make the second | time that a Scout from Edenton was placed in nomination for a Council Lodge office. The Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council in North Carolina, is maintained in Cho wan through the continual sup port of the people. MOONEY IN HOSPITAL j Edenton friends will regret to j know that Jack Mooney, now living' in Raleigh, is a patient in Rex Hospital. Mr. Mooney underwent an operation Wed nesday of this week. POCAHONTAS MEETING Chowanoke Council No. 54, Degree of Pocahontas, will meet tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock in the Red Men hall. Mrs. Ber nice Brooks, Pocahontas, urges ' all members to attend. Nickels For Know How Referendum Scheduled Sept 30 Farm Bureau Presi dent Result Is a Big: Stake For Farmers Os County Chowan County Farm Bureau j president, Eugene Jordan, haS| reminded Chowan County farm- 1 ers that they have a big stake in the Nickels for Know-How f referendum on Friday, Septem ber 30. “There’s tv/o major reasons why Chowan farmers should 1 make a special effort to vote,'', Jordan said. “First, money col-j , lected under the program is needed for agricultural research and education. And secondly, I the program proves that farm people are willing to help solve their own problems. ! “Too often, we hear critics say that farm people are de- 1 pendent on the government for everything,” Eugene continued. , ‘The Nickels for Know-How j program proves this is not true.” I Mr. Jordan pointed out that | • the program costs the average I North Carolina farmer only 30 i cents a year. Under the pro-’ j gram, users of feed or fertilizer Continued on Pane 6—Section I ' Great Hope Baptist Church W ill Celebrate Its 100th Anniversary And Homecoming On Sunday Plans for the one hundredeth anniversary and homecoming for the Great Hope Baptist Church,, Route 1, Hertford, have been an nounced for Sunday, September 25, beginning at 10:30 o'clock in the morning. For the morn ing service the Rev. W. C. Fran cis, a former pastor, will bring a message along with D. C. Pryor, .promotional secretary for the Chowan Baptist Association and Jesse Ray Mansfield, a lo cal man now studying at South eastern Baptist Seminary at Wake Forest. Lunch will be served on the church grounds at 12:30 and an afternoon service will begin at 2:00 with Vivian Evans of Ports mouth. Virginia, bringing the message. Vivian is a former member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Special music for both services will he brought by the church choir under the direction Josiah Elliott, Jr. Is Presented Air Force Commendation Medal Senior Master Sergeant Jo- 1 siah Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Elliott of Edenton. wh(V is a member of the 19615 t Air ways and Air Communications Service Group, was recently' awarded the Air Force Commen-, dation Medal with Colonel How-' ard L. Byerly, commander of the Clark-based unit, presenting the award. Non-commissioned officer in charge of the group’s radio sec tion from November of 1959 through March of this year. Sergeant Elliott was cited for his outstanding technical knowledge. l managerial ability and leader ship while the base communica tions systems were being con solidated. Rotarians Hosts To Teachers Tonight Annual Occasion Will Be Held In Masonic Temple Edenton Rotarians will hold their annual Teachers’ and La dies’ Night banquet tonight (Thursday). The banquet will begin at 7 o’clock in the dining room of the Masonic Temple with the meal served by mem bers of the Eastern Star. All of the white teachers in. the county have been invited to, attend and it is expected that I practically all of them will be' guests of the Rotarians. An interesting program has; been arranged, and President El- 1 ton Forehand is especially anxi ous to have every Rotarian pres-: eat 1 $2.50 Per Year In North Carolim Aces Topple Strong Wallace-Rose Hill By Score Os 30 To 6 Edenton BPW Club Already Plans For i Christmas Party Busy Meeting- of Club Held Thursday Night • In Penelope Barker I House ;i • 'l The Edenton Business and Professional Women's Club held its first fall dinner meeting Thursday night in the Barker | house with Mrs. Lala Smith, president, presiding. ! Invocation was given by. Miss Beulah Perry, after which the group enjoyed a buffet dinner prepared by the membership committee. j The president called for com mittee reports. Mrs. Anita Bak er, public relations chairman, ’gave description of a memorial plaque which the club voted to I Continued on Page 2—Section ’ of the pastor of the chuch. the j Rev. Henry V. Napier. i A brief history of the church £ shows that it was admitted to 1 the Chowan Baptist Association >' in 1860. The first pastor of the the church was the Rev. D. J. s Roberts, whose relatives still live f in the community and take an i active p art in the church. The i land for the church was given I by Charles S. Moore whose rela- 1 tives live in Perquimans and Chowan counties at the present r time. Josiah Elliott, known as o prince of preachers in the Per- t quimans. Chowan and Gates c County area, was pastor of the t church for four different terms: t 1884-18888. 1893-1898. 1906-1908, s and 1916-17. With these two r men the church has had twenty- a three preachers. They are: D. t J. Roberts. Josiah Elliott. T. W. f Babb. S. W. Burfoot. William P. c Continued on Page 3—Section i , 1 The citation pointed out his efficient utilization of available i* manpower and material —re-en- -1 gineering and re-routing of 80 ; per cent of all existing circuits with a minimum of interruption , —as an important factor in the 'successful accomplishment of the I task. ! A member of the U. S. Air | Force since January of 1937, he i has served overseas in Alaska, • North Africa and the Pacific > Islands in addition to this tour , of duty that began in December ; of 1958. ,* Married to the former Lucille • Travis, also of Edenton. the El - liotts have three children and -J reside in quarters on Clark Air Base. RED MEN MEETING Chowan Tribe No. 12. Improv ed Order of Red Men, will meet Monday night, September 26. at 8 o’clock. Alton Shaw, sachem, requests a large attendance. LIONS MEET MONDAY Edenton Lions will meet Mon day night. September 26, at 7 o’clock. President James'Grif fin urges every Lion to attend. J. W. Davis Elected President Os Chowan Countv’s Cancer Unit J J. W. Davis has been elected and has accepted the presidency' of the Chowan County Unit of j the American Cancer Society! He succeeds Frank Roberts, who I resigned due to his work con flicting with the duties of the office. Mr. Davis plans to call a meeting for the purpose of ef fecting an active organisation which will most likely be Thura-i day of next week. 1 FIGHT CANCER WITH A CHECKUP AND CHECK Strike Early In Game I To Stun Strong Bull ! dogs; Tolley Stars With Three Thrilling j Touchdown Jaunts , With Jerry Tolley playing the role of a small piece of dyna i! mite, coupled with an entire I alert and hard-playing football machine, Edenton’s Aces on Fri day night more or less dumb founded the Wallace-Rose Hill I aggregation to win their third 'consecutive game of the season 30 to 6. Tolley thrilled the large crowd of Edenton spectators with a 61- ' yard jaunt on the second play ,of the game and before the first quarter was half over, he again, on the same type play, raced 48 yards tor his second touch down. Near the end of the sec ond quarter he grabbed a Wal lace kick and, aided by good blocking, again evaded the Bull dogs to score his third touch down of the game. He also fig ured in another touchdown when he picked up a Wallace fumble and after running several yards passed to Fred Britton, who scampered 59 yards untouched for the touchdown. The Aces' other touchdown was made by Bubba Hopkins, who was a terror all night for the Bulldogs' line as he smashed thiough the defenders for gains practically every time he car ried the ball. Hopkins grabbed a screen pass from Forehand and, aided by good blocking, raced 23 yards to score. Richard Dixon, who played a spectacular game both on of fense and defense, lore away to race 35 yards for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the game, but the play was called back due to an Edenton penalty. Striking like a bolt of light ning at the game’s start, more or less dazed the Bulldogs and ■even though the Duplin County outfit is a strong aggregation, the Aces appeared to he fired up sq that the outcome never seemed in doubt. The Aces played a superb game and took advantage of miscues, so that the score does not altogether re flect the strength of the Bull dogs. who never gave up and were fighting just as hard at { the end of the game as any time. All of the Aces played a spec tacular game with all five baeg- Continued on Page 1, Secttion 2 20 Years Ago As Found in tho Files ol The Chowan Herald Under a new law throwing all National Guardsmen into 12 months of camp military train ing. the local National Guard unit. 105th Medical Regiment, was changed from the National Guard to the U. S. Army. Th3 men were stationed at the ar mory pending transfer to Camp Jackson, S. C. Over 100 Masons gathered in the panel room of the Court House when a candidate of Nor folk Lodge No. 1 conferred fh9 third degree upon one of their 1 candidates. Mrs. J. M. Pruden reported that a second quota of refuges supplies made by the Chowan County Red Cross Chapter had j been completed and sent to I England. j Announcement was made of the marriage of Miss Pearl Eliz ' abeth Whichard, living in Mur phy. and William David Town i son. The marriage took place ! Continued on Page 4 —Section 1 ~ Other officers of the Chowan Unit are: Dr. Frank Wood, first vice president and medical ad visor; Miss Mildred Munden, sec ond vice president: treasurer, James Bond; secretary, Mrs. Lo gan Elliott; 1981 Crusade Chair man, Mrs. Mary Esther George. Chairmen of standing commit tees are; Service, Miss Mildred Munden: education, Miss Paulina Hassell; publicity, J. Edwin Buff* lap and Frank Roberts.

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