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yohjirne XaVII . —Number 52.
Machinery Set Up
For Listing Taxes
In Chowan County
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Firg|t Township List
ing Is Changed From
Court House to Hotel
Chowan County Commission
ers and Tax Supervisor William
P. Joijes wish to emphasize thej
fact that property must be list-1
ed for taxation purposes during j
the month of January.
'The machinery has been set up
and is ready to perform this
task, 60 that attention is called
■to the fact that return of prop
erty and giving in of polls are
required during the month of
January under penalties imposed
by law. After February 2 a ten
per penalty will be imposed for
failure to list. I
List takers will sit in their
various townships at which;
all property owners andj
taxpayers are required to make ■
their returns. All male persons'
between the ages of 21 and 50
years are also required to list
their polls during the same time:
The schedule for the list tak-,
crs follows: |
First Township— Every day on
the first floor of Hotel Joseph
Hewes; The list takers are Mrs.
James Byrum and Mrs. Jeanne
Second Township —January 7,
14, 21 and 28 at Lloyd Briggs’
v Stciie, January .5. lwand 26 at
H. R. Pcele’s Store. January 12 j
«t Spivey’s Store at Ryland. T.
D. Berryman is the tax lister.
Third Township January 2,
9, 16, 28 and 30 at E. R. Bunch’s
Store- January 5 at Earl Smith’s
Store. January 12 at Walter
Miller's Store. January 19 at
Evans’ Store at Cross Roads.
January 26 at C. C. Nixons
Store. At the home of Henry
tax lister, all other
days during January.
Fourth Township —January 4,,
7/11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28 at
Harry Perry’s Store. At home
other days. Ward Hoskins isi
list taker. - !
Blanks upon which a verified j
statement of property is to be]
made by each taxpayer can be
secured from the list takers. As- 1
ter completing these blanks they
should be carefully checked for
errors, thereby eliminating
.great deal of trouble.
It is also pointed out' that |
ofaly ■females and non-residents
Woi r townships and persons physi
cally unable to attend and file
thdlr hsts can appoint agents to 1
Tax listers are also required
to'make crop acreage reports, so
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.20 Years Ago i
Ar Found in the FUm of
Tho Chowan Hmld !
b——U; * j
Ideal .woaiher and well-filled
pocketbooks and hearts loaded
with Yule tide desire brought out I
the largest and best spending |
crowd in Chrislrras week-end
sliepph*)! in the history of Eden
ton. Edenton’s Post Office also
reported the heaviest mail in
Jhe hfstory of the local office. !
Edanton's Boy Scout* were
Without a Scoutmaster due to
Seouhnutor Wade Leary going
tb JtfflaiflMMFY- Ala.. to enter
as a first
Is of con
idy to act
THE CHOWAN HERALD
| Ball Sponsor
i At J
MISS IDA CAMPEN j
• The Inaugural Ball Committee
has invited Miss Ida Campen.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
| Campen. to be a sponsor at the
, ball in Raleigh ♦<» be held in j
honor of Governor and Mrs.
Terry Sanford and the Council I
of State. The ball will be held'
Wednesday night, January 4, the
| evening before the inauguration.'
Erwin Griffin, Jr.For!
Air force Academy
Will Be One of Can
didates to Take Com
To Enter In 1961
Congressman Herbert C. Bon
ner last week notified Mr. and
Mrs. Erwin Griffin that he had j
nominated their son, Erwin Gris-:
fin, Jr., as one of his candidates'
to take the competitive examina-]
tion for entrance to the Air
Force Academy in 1961. Mr.!
Bonner stated -that Erwin is a
promising young man and he,
hopes he will be successful. It i
is an honor bestowed on Erwin
by Congressman Bonner and his'
friends are pleased to hear of
The U. S. Air Force Academy
is located 10 miles from Colo-1
Continued on Page 3—Section i j
Close Half Day ],
Beginning January 4, most of
Edenton’s stores and business
concerns will close at 1 P. M.,
every Wednesday. This custom
has been followed for the last
The announcement was made
by George A. Byrum, chairnta 1
of the Merchants Committee of
the Edenton Chamber of Com
Edenton’s Clubwoman Os Year
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Mrs. Percy Smith, left, president of the Edenlon Business and
I Professional Woman's Club, is pictured above as she presented a
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 29, 1960.
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808 POWELL I
j The results of auditions held
'■over the past three weeks for
the Eastern Division of the N. C.
All State Band gave the John A.
Holmes High School Band a rep- j
resentation of five in this mu
sical group which is made up of
• the best of high school musicians
in the eastern part of the state.
This is the largest number that,
j Edenton has ever placed.
Only five schools placed a
larger number, Wilmington with |
14, Washington 9. Elizabeth City
8, Roanoke Rapids 6 and Golds- ,
I Day Will Be Held At
! Rocky Hock Jan. 1
High School and Col
lege Students Wilt Be
In Charge of Both
Sunday, January 1, Youth
Dedication Day will be observed
at Rocky Hock Baptist Church
with college students and high
school seniors participating.
At the morning worship hour
I four young men will be the
1 speakers and for the evening
j worship hour Carroll Copeland,
a young minister out of the
! Rocky Hock Church, will speak.
Mr. Copeland has been station
. ed with the U. S. Army in Alas
jka and while there was pastor
of a Baptist Church in Anchor
The theme for the day will
be "Youth Has A Choice.” For.
the morning service David All-:
| red, a sophomore at Wake For
! est College, will speak on|
"Choosing A Companion.” Ger
ald Harrell, a student at East
I Carolina College, will speak on
i the subject “Choosing A Career.”
i Zackie Harrell, a freshman at
North Carolina State College,
will speak on “Choosing Chris
tian Character.” Herman Har-j
rell, a senior at Chowan High
School, will speak on “Choosing
Other high school seniors and
college students who will par-
I ticipate are as follows: From
i Chowan High, Donald Forehand,
! Continued on Page 3. Section 1
Edenton Band Places Five In All State Band
The 80-member band will meet
at East Carolina College on Fri
day and Saturday, February 3rd
j and 4th for two . days of exten
sive training under the direction
of Earl Beach, head of the music
department at East Carolina Col
; Each student was required to
| play individually before a panel
of three judges, who scored them !
ion performance upon their re
The students from Edenton
(iE Force Candidate]
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i ERWIN GRIFFIN. JR.
Congressman Herber* C. Bon
ner hes notified Mr. and Mrs.
Erwin Griffin *hat he has placed
in nomination their son. Erwin
Griffin. Jr., as one of the candi
dates to take the competitive
examination for entrance to the
Air Force Academy in 1961.
Eastern Star Honors
Organists Os District
Edenton Chapter No. 302. Or-|
der of the Eastern Star, will
meet Monday night, January 2,
at 8 o'clock. At this meeting,
organists in the district will be
honored, so that Mrs. Margaret;
Bell, worthy matron, urges all!
members to be present.
Band Parents Will
I Meet January 4th
Edenton Band Parents Asso-i
ciation will meet Wednesday!
night, January 4. at 8 o’clock. |
The meeting will be held in the;
band room and Henry Quinn,
. president, urges all members to
BANKS CLOSE JAN. 2
Peoples Bank & Trust Com-1
pany and the Consumer's Credit j
Branch of the bank will be clos- 1
ed Monday, January 2, in ob-|
servance of the New Year holi
day. Important banking busi
ness should, therefore, be trans
OFFICES CLOSE JAN. 2
(founty and town offices will
be.closed all day next Monday,
January 2, in observance of New
Year’s Day. The offices will be
I open as usual Tuesday morning.
who were selected are cornetists
Bob Powell and John Bunch,
clarinetist Bud Skiles and trom
bonist Ronnie Rountree. The
fifth student, baritonist Ronnie
Sawyer, scored highest in his
field and will play first chair
baritone in the band.
Bob Powell is a senior and has
been a member of the band since
1956. He plays first cornet in
! the band. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert C. Powell of
Bud Skiles is the son of Mrs.
Aces And Acelets
Will Play Chowan
Girls Remain Unde
feated In Three Con
tests Played Thus Far
f This Season
By BILL GOODWIN
The Edenton Aces and unde
feated Acelets return to cage
warfare in the John A. Holmes
High School gymnasium next
Tuesday night, January 3. wh >n
they entertain the Chowan Bull
dogs in a county scrap.
The game will be a rematch of
the pre-hoilday meeting of the
two schools. The Aces will en
ter battle with only one practice
session since before Christmas.
They turned back the Bulldogs
38-36 in overtime two days af
ter they had won the State Class
2-A football title earlier in the
The Acelets, with a poweriul
aggregation set to out-perform
last year's Albemarle Confer
ence championship squad, will
be decided favorites to win their
fourth straight game of the sea
son. The local girls have staged
several practice meets during the
The Aces rebounded from a
65-39 drubbing at the hands of
Knapp’s Knights to wreck the
Perquimans Indians 57-41 in the
Edenton gymnasium while the
Acelets poured it on the Squaws
to the tune of 65-32 in the final j
i Continued on Page 3—Section I .
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Christmas Decorations t
Winners Announced 1
] The Woman's Club is pleas-!
led to announce the winners of!
the out-door Christmas decora-j
tions. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Par-;
rish won first place and Mr.
■ and Mrs. Frank Twiddy second 1
place. There were several.
| homes which received honorable;
Mi-s. Bruce Jones, fine arts,
chairman, wishes to express her|
I thanks to the judges and the j
’people of Edenton who tried to
make the Yuletide Season more |
i "There were many homes i
j decorated very beautifully,” says,
j Mrs. Jones, “and we hope even ]
| more will participate next year.” 1
Red Men Tribe
Will Elect Officers
Chowan Tribe No. 12, Improv
ed Order of Red Men. will meet
Monday night, January 2, at 7:30
o’clock. At this meeting new
I officers will be elected and in
, ■ stalled, so that Alton Shaw.
I sachem, requests a large attend
(l ance to take pert in this im
portant item of business.
: Kathleen Skiles of East King
, Street. He is a senior and has
been playing in the band for
■ seven years. He plans to enter
East Carolina College next year,
where he will major in music.
This is his fourth appearance in
• the all state band. He plays first
clarinet in the band.
Ronnie Sawyer is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sawyer of
Route 2. Edenton. He is a fresh
man and has been playing since
1956. He plays first, baritone in
the band and placed first in his
; Plans Are Now Progressing For
J Four-Year Commemoration Os
j 100th Anniversary Os Civil War
’J The following article was sub
mitted by the Chowan County
Confederate Centennial Commit
tee in the interest of the ap-‘
’!preaching commemoration of the
.one hundredth anniversary of
the War Between the Stales, or
•the Civil War. as it is often
i cal led by historians.
I Norman Larson, executive sec
retary of tho North Carolina Con
federate Centennial, has this to
On January 8. 1961. President
Dwight D. Eisenhower will offi
cially begin the four year com
memoration of the one hundredth
anniversary of the American
Civil War by the issuing of a
proclamation and the establish
ment of a National Day of
North Caiolina will join the
President—-and the rest of the
nations—in thus paying tribute
to one of the most exacting and
j exciting period-: in the history of
our country—arid to an intang
ible thing—a spirit as it were—
which is truly American in na
ture—and which has yet to see
i I believe that it is entirely
fitting and just that this tribute
be paid, for out of that tragic era
has risen a more perfect and en
during nation—indeed the great
est, the mightiest, the most |
Woman’s Club Meets ]
Wednesday, Jan. 4
| Edenton Woman’s Club will
j meet Wednesday afternoon. Jan-,
J uary 4, at 1 o’clock. The meet
I ing will be held at the Edenton,
i Restaurant and Mrs. J. D. El
j liott, president, urges every
I member to attend.
New March Os Dimes Month 1
rj At right above Mayor John Milchener is holding a proclamation
.'he issued last week designating the month of January as New
March of Dimes month. In the proclamation he urges all citisens
’ of this community to volunteer their fullest financial and spiritual
~ | support to *hi« worthiest of causes in combatting birth defects.
■ arthritis and polio. At loft is Tony MUey, chairman far the Mew
I March of Dimes in Chowan County,—(Photo by J. P. Ricks, JrO
$2.50 Per Year In North Caroling
| JCHN BUNCH
instrument field in auditions for
i the all state band.
John Bunch is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. John N. Bunch. Route
2. Edenton. He plays assistant
first cornet with the band. He
is a freshman and has been a
member of the bund since 1956.
Ronnie Rountree is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hallet Rountree of
Edenton, He plays assistant first
trombone with the band. He is
•a freshman and has been playing
with the band since 1958.
unified—nation in the history of
The purpose of the Centennial
then is not to revive bitterness
and hatreds engineered by that
horrible conflict between North
and South, but rather to com
emorate the greatness demon
strated by both sides in that mo
mentous struggle —a greatness i
which is reflected in the great
ness of our nation of this 20th
Our nation saw. I believe, its]
conception in our early colonial
period—in Boston, in Philadel-j
phia. in Hartford and here at
home in Bath. Edenton and New
Bern—when a group of dedicated
individuals literally hewed out of
the wilderness a place to live and
Our .country experienced its
birth with the fighting of the
American Revolution and the es
tablishment of a new nation—]
and as the midyears of the 19th '
century approached, it found it
self floundering in a mire of
As is so often the case with
youth, a resounding "whack on
the backside" was called for and
was provided by the great war. j
Indeed, it was a powerful pun
ishment. When the din of battle ,
had subsided. approximately j
, Continued on Page 2—Section t
i Commissioners Will 1
Meet January 3rd!
Chowan County Commission-]
j crs will meet Tuesday morning.,
j January 3. at 9 o'clock,. The
] meeting has been postponed a
l day due to the New Year’s holi
day falling on the first Monday
' of the month.
WITH A CHECKUP
HD County Council
Scheduled To Meet
Wednesday, Jan. 4
I Newly Installed Os-
I fieers Will Assume
| Office; Mrs. B. P.
I The Chowan County Home
Demonstration Council will hold
its first meeting for 1961 Wed
nesday, January 4. at 2:30
P. M. in tlie ball room of the
Joseph Hewes Hotel, according
tii Miss Pauline Calloway, home
' economics agent.
.! Newly installed County Coun
cil officers will assume office
1 and include: President, Mrs. B.
P. Monds: e-ice president. Mrs.
I M. T Barrington; secretary
treasurer, Mrs. O. C. Long. Jr
County project leaders and
county committee chairmen will
be named in addition to a num
ber of other important items of
Mrs. Wallace Goodwin, Jr.,
past delegate to United Nations,
will present a program on the
’ All local club officers, project
i leaders and county committee
chairmen arc uiged to attend.
The Colonial Home Demonstra
, tion Club will be hostess.
Regarding the United Nations.
Mrs. Goodwin has this to say:
The United Nations is now m
its 15th session at permanent
headquarters in New York.
This year the UN has been
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Miss Ida Campen
Sponsor For Ball
Affair Will Be Held
j In Raleigh Wednes
day. January 4
Friends will be pleased to
iearn that Miss Ida Campen,
t daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Campen. has been invited to be
a sponsor at the ball which will
be held in honor of Governor
.and Mrs.'Terre Sanford and the
j Council of State.
The ball will be held in the
Raleigh Memorial auditorium
i Wednesday evening, January 1.
the evening before the inaugura
tion. It will officially op<m
promptly with the sponsor's fig*
lire at 8:30 o'clock.
I The afternoon of the bail a
coffee hour will be held at the
j Carolina Country Club at 2:30
j o'clock for the sponsors and their
|( civic calendar]
\ Youth Dedication Day will be
J observed at *he Rockv Hock
' Baptist Church Sunday January
1, with students oarticipatinq in
both morning and evening ser
The 1961 New March of Dimes
campaign will begin Monday,
Chowan County Commission
ers will mee* Tuesdav morning.
January 3, a* 9 o'clock.
Edenton Chapter No. 302. Or
der of the Eastern S‘ar will
meet Monday night, January 2.
at 8 o'clock.
Ed Bend Pos* No. 40 of the
American Legion wiP meet
Tuesday night, January 3, at 8
Edenton Band Parents Asso
ciation will meet Wednesday
night, January 4, at 8 o'clock in
the band room.
Edenton Rotary Club will meet
this (Thursday' afternoon at 1
o'clock in ‘he Parish House.
Edenton Aces and Aceleis will
play the Perquimans basketball
l teams in the Edenton gymnasium
Tuesday night. January 3.
Chowan County Home Demon
stration Council will meet Wed
i nesday afternoon. January 4. at
’ 2:30 o'clock in the ball room of
'< Hotel Joseph Hewes.
1 Chowan Tribe of Rod Mon
; will moot Monday night at 7*o