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Volume XXVll:—Number 51
1 Surplus Food
Above Last Year
993 Million Pounds Do
nated at Home and
Abroad During July-
Donations of surplus foods by
the U. S. Department of Agri
culture at home and overseas
amounted to 993 million pounds
during the July-September 1960
period, or almost one-third larg
er than the 713.5 million pounds
distributed in the same period
dyer a year ago, according to a
report received at the N. C.
State Agricultural Stabilization
and Conservation office.
The gain was accounted for
mostly by increased shipments of
rice and flour for foreign relief,
and donations of dry beans and
lard to domestic welfare outlets
that were not receiving those
two foods in the comparable pe
riod last year.
The donated commodities are
acquired through the Depart
ment’s price-support and surplus
removal operations. They are
donated for use in school lunch
programs and charitable institu
tions in this country and by
needy persons both here and
Seabrook Featured !
On TV Programs|
The story of the Seabrook!
Blanching Company, Edenton’s i
newest industry, is
lured on television statioiv
WNCT, Greenville. The pro
gram, which can be seen on
rhannel 9, will be a series which |
began at 12:15 P. M., on Mon-1
day, December 19th, and will'
run consecutively for three ad-,
ditional programs. The first two
programs were in the nature of I
an interview between Miss Mil- j
dren Munden, interviewer in the|
Edenton office of the Employ- 1
ment Security Commission, and
Keith Reeve, general manager of ■
the Seabrook plant. After the;
interviews, some very interesting!
pictures will be shown of the|
blanching operation. These films *
will be narrated by Mr. Reeve.
The program is a weekly pub
lic service program, which pre
sents stories of interest made
available by the Employment
Security Commission. P. B. Pol
lock, supervisor of the Com
mission’s northeast North Caro
lina offices is in charge of the
High School Gym
Open For Recreation
For Holiday Period
The John A. Holmes High
School is sponsoring supervised’
recreation for the students and
graduates of the school during
the two weeks Christmas holiday
season, which began December
17 and ending December 31, be
tween the hours of 9 A. M.,
and 5 P. M.
The high school gymnasium
will be open each day under the
direction of Coach Bill Billings.
Games, contests, and workouts
will be included in each day’s
activities. It is hoped that thisi
program will fulfill the need forj
supervised recreation during the,
Christmas holidays and become
another first for Edenton.
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Rotary Christmas v .
t Plans have been completed for
the Edenton Rotary Club's an
nual Christmas party which will
b< held Thursday night. The
-wfor will begin at 7:30 o'clock
tuhead of 7 o’clock as previ
ously reported,'at the American
Wives of Rotarians will be
THE CHOWAN HERALD
i ■; • £ ‘c
And Sale By Club
Women Nets sll6
About 200 Attend Af
fair Held In Chowan
The Christmas festival and
sale which Chowan County
Home Demonstration Club mem
bers held netted sllO in profits
which will go to the Home Dem
onstration County Council. Each
club mgde and displayed some
thing different for Christmas.
The display was as follows:
Advance and Oak Grove Ciubs,
candy: Gum Pond Club, fruit
cakes; Beech Fork Club, cookies;
Rocky Hock Club, tin can craft;
Byrd Club, table cloths and nap
kins; Enterprise Club, Christmas
stockings: Ryland Club, home
made Christmas candles; Center
Hill Club, door decorations; Yeo
pim Club, table decorations; Co
lonial Club, Christmas assort
ment; Chowan Club decorated
and was responsible for the re
The Christmas festival and sale
was held at the Chowan Com
munity Building with approxi
mately 200 persons attending.
Draft Board Office j
Closes For Holidays
Mrs. Maybelle P. Sexton, clerk,
announces that Local Board No.
21 of Chowan County Selective
Service System will be closed
•from December 21 through
January ..2 lj*6l ( . tp, observe the
jiolidays. \ i
William S. Elliott, Sr., chair
man of Local Board No. 21 states
that “all men who are required
to register during this period are
excused from registering until
January 3, 1961.”
Library Closed Three
Days For Christmas
According to Miss Marion
Robertson, librarian at the Shep
ard-Pruden Memorial Libraiy,
the library will be closed Fri
day. Saturday and Monday, De
cember 23, 24 and 26. Miss
Robertson also states that all
libraries in the Pettigrew Re-|
gion will observe the same
The libraries will also be clos
ed Monday after New Year’s,
Public Offices Closed |
To Observe Christmas
County and town offices will
be closed Saturday, December
24 through Monday, December
26 to observe the Christmas holi- 1
days. Any important business, 1
therefore, should be transacted
20 Years Ago !
As Found in the Files el
The Chowan Herald
Edenton's community Christ-!
mas tree, first in many years,
was put in place and decorated .
for musical and band concerts
around it for three nights.
Edenton Rotarians announced I
that, they will entertain the
Edenton High School football
team and Jimmy Maus, the
By direction of the President!
under authority contained in
Public Resolution No. 96, 76th
Congress. First Lieutenant Wade
T. Leary. Infantry Reserve, was
Ordered to active duty with the
Air Corps. He reported to Max
well Field at Montgomery. Ala
R. C.' Holland, assistant mana
ger of Growers Peanut Coopera
iive, in charge of operations of;
that association in North Caro-j
line, stated that buying peanuts
would be held up from Decern-,
her 21 to December 30.
Chief of Police G. A. Helms
E %% on, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 22, 1960.
cu. in the voices of children singing
of the "silent night, Holy night” ... Christmas in the
dear ringing of the bells celebrating again the birth
of the King... angels lifting their hearts and voices
to the wise men to tell of the new-born Babe in
Bethlehem. „ ,
We extend to you our sincere wish for a Christmas
of Peace and Joy.
The Chowan Herald
Varsity Club Completes Plans
For Christmas Dance Dee. 26
Plans have been practically
completed for a Christinas dance j
i which will be held Mondayl
| night, December 26. The dance,!
. sponsored by the Edenton Var- j
' sity Club, will be held in the
• Edenton armory, beginning at 9
o’clock and will contintie until
1 o’clock. 1
Music for the dance will be
provided by Ray Abernethy and
New Books At
! Miss Marion Robertson, li
. brarian at the Shepard-Pruden
i Memorial Library, announced
i early this week receipt of a
i group of new books for the li- 1
! brary. A number of the new
j books include the following: ,
Winter Solstice by Gerald
| Warner Brace. j
i Nine Planets by Alan E.
Aging Successfully by George
We Retired To Travel by Sam- j
! uel E. Lessere. . ■
Angels, in Dream Bring Fort--
une to Aunt Ellen by E. P. 1
Holmes. ' ’ 1
Seedtime on the Cumberland
by Harriette Simpson Amow. ,
Three Against the Wilderness'
by Eric Collier.
The Patriots, by James Bar-j
For Young Adults
Scientists Behind the Inventors!
by Roger Burlingame.
Rockets of the Army by Erik.
Botticelli by Elizabeth Ripley.*
News ground the Clock by
With Banners Plying by Albert
SS- « n* s Mote i
i " "W*' W- . J* 1 ! . >Tf .
his orchestra, who have appear-1
ed in Edenton on a number of!
I occasions, most recently for the!
, Jaycee Thanksgiving dance.
With most of the college stu
| dents home for the holidays, as
, well as ether visitors in Eden
ton, members of the Varsity
Club anticipate a very successful
1 dance, the proceeds of which go j
toward various community pro-j
Office Closed Dec. 26J
Mac Jones, local N. C. Auto-1
mobile drivt-i license examiner,|
will not be in his office Mon-1
day, December 26. The officel
will be closed in observance of|
the Christmas holiday.
Displays At Christmas Festival
' pf lUI '
' Pictured left to right are Mrs. H. T. Hollow* 1L Mrs. Cameron
Boyce. Mrs. Roy Lane and Mrs. B. P. Monds, members of the Cen- 1
ter Wll Home Demonstration Club. Their display shows various <
door decorations. Each Home Demonstration Club had a display)
at the Christmas feattval and salt held fisTweek a* the Chowan
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Eden Motel Listed
In ’6l Travel Book
The Eden Motel received na
tional recognition in the new
1961 edition of the Duncan Hines
Travel Book “Lodging for a
Night.” out this month, accord
ing to an announcement from
Roy H. Park, editor-in-chief of
the Duncan Hines Institute at
Ithaca. N. Y„ publisher of the
travel books. A native of North
Carolina. Park is also president
|of the Alumni Association of
North Carolina State College.
The Eden Motel is one of 4,-
800 lodging places in North
America “Recommended by Dun
! can Hines." Other Duncan Hines
: books are the companion travel
| books, “Adventures in Good
I Eating," also just published in
I its 1961 edition; and the Duncan
| Hines guide to resorts and va-
I Continued on Page 11. Secliton 2
’Twill be old and nothin!’ now.
Yet all tlir old that’s tried and true;
Year in, year out the wild belts bring
To us the Gijt that’s everything.
What matter, my friends, if just once man
A Story is told we’ve heard before;
’Twill yet live on, and on. and on
To brighten another Christinas morn.
\\ U.KOKNE HAKRLLI.
Comparatively Small Number
Hear Band's Christmas Concert
S] Though the John A. Holmes
I : High School Band, under the di
rection of Derwood Bray, pre
;' sented an outstanding program
' I Friday night, the auditorium was
: j cist about half full. It was the
i I band’s annual Christmas concert
,j and those who heard it were
, high in praise of the calibre of
i music presented by the band.
!, The program opened with The
: | Star Spangled Banner and in-
J eluded the following numbers:
Christinas Parade March by
Overture the Traveller by
Forrest L. Buclitel.
A Quiet Christmas by Clare
: I Grundeman: A Child Is Born,
Lullaby, and Our Master Has a
In a Clock Store by C, Orth.
Beeler Transferred Little Change Seen
For Duty In Japan In ’6l Farm Income
Succeeded as Caretak
er at Base By Sgf.
Friends of Sgt. Arthur K. Beel
er will be interested to learn;
that he has been transferred to
Japan as of Monday of this
week. Sgt. Beeler has been
caretaker at the former Eden
ton Naval Auxiliary Air Station
since its inactivation several'
He will be succeeded by Staff:,
Sergeant Earl E. Gardner, who
was transferred from Cherry j
Sgt. Gardner, as did Sgt. Beei
er. emphasizes the fact that;
hunting will be absolutely pro-;
hibited on the base and that,
anyone caught violating this or- j
der will positively be dealt with'
according to law.
I Cotton Growers Vote
’6l Marketing Quotas
Chowan County cotton farm
ers voted overwhelmingly in fa
vor of marketing quotas in the
referendum held last week. The
i number who voted in the refer
endum totaled 167. Os this
number 165 voted in favor of
I tlie referendum and two cast
! Heed Help! ]
Henry Drew, colored, hie wife
and three children had the mis
fortune to lose most of their fur
niture and practically all of
their clothing Sunday when their
home in the Wildcat section was
destroyed by fire.
The children, aged four and
three years and 19 months, as
well as their parents are badly
in need of clothing and will be
greatly thankful for anything
which will be contributed due
to their misfortune.
Any contributions can be tak
en to die local welfare office or
to Drew, who works at the
Bunch Garage on North Broad
Btwbt - .
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolin?
March Our Heritage by Karl
The Christmas Suite by Har
old L. Walters: O Come. O
Come Immanuel, The Sleep of
the Child Jesus. Ring Christmas
The Tov Shop by Carleton Col
Three Songs For Christmas by-
Clare Grundeman: Angels We
Have Heard on High. Bring a
Torch, What Child Is This?
March Colonel Bogey by Ken
neth J. Alford.
The Christmas Story by Paul
Voder as told in the Gospel ac
cording to St. Luke and St.
At the conclusion of the pro
gram the audience joined with
(he band in singing favorite
Relative Stability In
Receipts and Pro- j
Realized net farm income this |
year is expected to be about the
same as in 1959 and prospects
for 1961 point to relative sta
bility in cash receipts, farm cost
rates and net farm incomes rea- 1
lized by farm operators.
In tiic first 3 quarters of this 1
year, realized net farm income 1
was at a rate nearly as high as
in the same period of 1959. It
now appears that realized net I
farm income in 1960 may equal <
or possibly exceed 1959. This |
improvement in farm income
prospects. above expectations (
earlier this year, stems largely,
front increased output of wheat'
and soybeans, as well as from a'
Continued on Page 11. Sectiton 2
11 On Honor Roll
At Chowan High
R. H. Copeland, principal of
Chowan High School, has ati-i
nounced that 11 students were,
included on the honor roll.
Those achieving this honor
Seniors Annie Faye Hollo
well and Janet Faye Hendrix.
Juniors Annie Ruth Nixon
i and Nancy Spivey.
Sophomores Jimmy Allred
and Judy Haste.
I Eighth Grade—Margaret Roun
tree, Janette Bunch, Joyce Bv
rum and Marcella Ward.
Seventh Grade—Brenda Bunch, j
Gives Gift To Library
Miss Marion Robertson, librar- j
ian at the Shepard-Pruden Me-1
morial Library, announces that j
Miss Eleanor L. Magee of Lan- >
ham, Maryland, has made a gift;
to Shepard-Pruden of geneologi-,
cal material relating to the Nox
on family in Edenton between'
Anyone having letters, in- j
voices or bills relating to Mar
tin Noxen. silversmith or Ste- (
phen Carpenter, mariner, will
greatly aid in research an this
family by contacting the library
or Miss Eleanor L. Magee at
9815 Lanham-Sevem Road, Lan-j
WITH A CHECKUP
1960 Income For
Sugg Urges Farmers
To Plan For Better
Crop Next Year
Practically all the peanut pro
ducers have harvested and sold
their peanut production for 1960
and the majority received from
50c to SI.OO per hundred above
This means that the peanut
growers of North Carolina are
approximately a million and a
half dollars better off than they
were a year ago at this time
•Most growers had approximately
the same production that they
had last year. However, the in
crease in price has meant more
take-home money after the cost
ol' operation lias been paid A
SI.OO per hundred increase does
not sound like a great deal but
when it is applied to the profit
side of any operation, it truly
has a Significant meaning, par
ticularly in farming, and the
business man who supplies the
farmer really should appreciate
this type of income increase as
it means more debts are paid
and more money is available to
buy for the farmer the items of
.need, as well as the items of
pleasure and luxury.
Even though the total income
was not as high nor the profit
as great as we have experienced
in the past, it was a definite in
crease over 1959 and with more
money in hand peanut farmers
can look forward to a more
Merry Christmas and a brighter
beginning for the New Year.
"We must not relax and rest
upon the laureis us 1960 though. '
says Joe S. Sugg, executive .sec
retary of the N. C. Peanut Grow
ers Association, "as 1960 has
practically gone and Is just be
fore being a thing of the past,
Bui. instead, we must resort to
Continued on Page 11, Section i
W ill Go On Sale
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Mis. Goldie L. Nibietf. branch
manager of the Carolina Motor
Club in Edenton. states that
1961 automobile, truck and trail
er license plates will go on sale
Tuesday. January 3:
All used automobiles and
trucks purchased out of the
state must be inspected before
For faster service in the local
office, Mrs. Niblett suggests the
i 1. Remove renewal cart! from
j 2.. Write name of your county
I m space provided on front side
1 3. Sign insurance declaration
|on reverse side. (Must be signed
! by registered owner).
4. Have correct amount of
money ready. (Include SI.OO for
j driver training fee *.
’ Office hours are from 9A. M.
to 4 P. M. except Saturdays,
closed at noon. Closing time
will be strictly enforced
Mrs. Niblett urges everyone to
purchase their license early in
order to avoid the last minute
,f civic calendar!
Eden ton's Varsity Club will
' sponsor its annual Christmas
dance Monday night, December
, 26, from 9 to 1 o'clock in the
, Eednion armory.
The Cherub, Carol and Crusad-
I er Choirs of the Edenton Baptist
Church will present a program
of Christmas carols at the church
j Wednesday night, December 21,
| at 7:30 o'clock.
I The 1961 New March of Dimes
i campaign will begin Monday.
| January 2.
Edenton Rotarians will hold
their annual Christmas party
Thursday night, December 22, at
7:30 o'clock in the American Le
Chowan Tribe of Rad Men
'will meet Monday night at 7:30