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ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN CHOWAN COUNTY Volume XXIX.-—Number 12. H IHI ■ I. ... Two Fathers And Sons Perish In Plane Crash On Sunday At Elizabeth City Kermit L. Nixon, Jack Nixon,John Elmer j Perry, Jr. and John ny V. Perry Burned Beyond Recognition Chowan County relatives and friends were stunned late Sun day afternoon to learn that four \f well known men were killed in an. airplane crash near the Mu nicipal Airport at Elizabeth City. The wreck claimed the lives d>f”Kermit L. Nixon, 45 and his son, Jack Nixon, 20, both of the Rocky Hock section, and John Elmer Perry, Jr., 41 of Hobbsville and his son, Johnny V. Perry, 22 of Tyner. AH of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. The aqcident occurred about 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternpon soon after the quartet boarded a Tri-Pacer plane for a pleasure ride. According to reports, the plane look off and Kermit Nixon, the* pilot, apparently encountered some difficulty for the plane; moved from a climbing position' to a stall position,’then mushed j back down and dropped into some large trgps and slipped to * the ground after a wing had] struck a tree and the plane burst! into flames. I Kermit Nixon was owner and] operator of the K: L. Nixon] Electrical & Plumbing Company of Valhalla. His son was asso tiated with him in the business. The father is survived by his Wife, Mrs. Josephine Nixon; his mother, Mrs. Delcie Perry Nix on; a son, David Nixon of Nor folk; two daughters, Linda and Patricia Nixon of the home; a brtrthei*r t Gcbrgm-Nixop Os Gates? Coat'd, on Page 2—Section I Atkinson And White Speakers At Meeting Os County Council Joint banking accounts, safe deposit boxes, new 4% interest rate* functions of the- Trust De- j partment, and banking proced ures in general was the pro gram presented by R. S. Atkin son, Jr., vice president and cashier, and R. Graham White, vjee president and trust officer, both of Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Edenton, at the March If om e Demonstration County Gouncil meeting. Continued on Page 3—Section 1 20 Years Ago As Found In The Files Os j The Chow«n Herald ih'll . - ...Chowan County's first black- 1 out was successful from every angle and was carried out in 20 minutes with practically 100 per cent compliance. Mrs. Charles F. Russell re ceived a telegram announcing the death of her brother, Chris ( Wadley, who lost his life when; the destroyer Pope and the j cruiser Houston were sunk by the Japanese. j ' i At a 'meeting to check up on defense activities and to organ-' is* a county-wide salvage cam-! Cont'd. on Page 2—Section 1 ! r - --_r r -j r x~ - «»'— —-- «« * ««w. <vwwwvv>v/haa4 Historic Edenton And Chowan County Commission Scheduled! To Hold Initial Meeting Mar. 24 The Historic Edenton and Chowan County Commission will meet for the first time for the purpose of organization on Sat urday, March 24. The activities for the day in clude a herring breakfast at the Edenton Restaurant at 8 A. M. At 9:15 the historical movie “Ye Towne on Queen Anne’s Creek” will be shown in the panel room of the Chowan Comity Court House. At 10 A. M., .a closed business session wil} be held in the panel, room. At 12 o’clock noon a luncheon .will be held in the James IrecM) House, ser , • v Lgiiiiinrn of tho Edenton THE CHOWAN HERALD f Now An Embalmer ] i i ROBERT J. BOYCE, JR. At commencement exercises at the Cincinnati College of Em balming, Cincinnati, Ohio, Fri day of this week Robert J. ] Boyce, Jr., will graduate as an | embalmer. Mrs. Emily B. Coxe Speaker AtMeeting Os Local DAR Group Speaks Very Enter taingly About Gard ening and Her Ex periences Mrs. Emily Badham Coxe of Darlington, S. C., author of -“Mother oC-lhc ’Maid,” members of the Edenton Tea Party Chapter DAR and guests at the Iredell House Wednesday, March 14. Mrs. Coxe, who was introduced by her sister,' Mrs. C. A. Carr of Danville, Va., spoke enter tainingly on gardening. She re lated experiences at her home, Skufful Farm, where she has . formal and informal gardens in cluding a wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. She said that many of the plants came from relatives and friends in Edenton and she call ed hers “the garden of Eden ton”. She read several letters about Winifred Hoskins, a signer of the Edenton Tea Party resolu tion, from her father, Richard Hoskins and her suitor, Richard] Thorne. Copies of these letters I are to be- furnished by Mrs. Coxe to the Cupola House Asso ciation. Mrs. P. S. McMullan, vice regent, presided at the short; business session prior to the program. Those attending view- 1 jed the -old iron collection on loan to the local chapter. I ROTARIANS MEET TODAY Edenton Rotarians will meet this (Thursday) , afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Parish House. The program will be in charge jof J. L. Chestnutt, and Presi dent Richard Atkinson urges a 1100 per cent attendance. aeen planned. The commission, appointed by Govertn,r Terry Sanford, consists of 16 members. The purpose of the commission is to acquire, re store and maintain the historical! sites and shrines of Edenton and Chowan County. This is con sidered by many local citizens to be one of the greatest steps made in recent .years to , assure the preservation of historic Edenton and Chowan County’s rich heritage. Mayor John Mitchener, W. E. Bond, Chairman Os the ChOwan County Commissioners; Mrs. Ed it ward G. Bond and Mrs. W. J. |P. Earnhardt, local people on [the commission, wiU serve as Edentar Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 22, 1962. Pre-SchoolCliii It, In Chowan Cm, || April Iftth To 1; |l Very Important That] Children Be Taken To One of Four Held In Chowan County Dr. J. A. Johnson, district health direitor, announces that the District Health Department schedule' of pre-school clinics began March 19 and will end April 25. Dr. Johnson points out that any child who is entering school in September, 1962, should have completed his immunizations and have a complete physical checflfop from his private physi cian or attend one of the clinics. The schedule of clinics in Chowan County follows: April 10 —Chowan High School j at 9 A. M. j April 11—Whitt Oak School I at 8:30 A. M. I April 12—Edenton white Ele mentary School at 9 A. M. April 13—Edenton colored Ele mentary School at 9 A. 'M. Revival Begins At Macedonia Baptist Church March 26th The annual spring revival be gins at Macedonia Baptist Church Monday night, March 26 at 7:30 o’clock and continues each evening at- 7:30 to close with the 11 o’clock service on Sunday morning, April 1. The Rev. Carl Hart, pastor of Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church, will be the visiting evangelist. Mr. Hart is well loved by all who know him. His preaching is very effective and the Mace donia congregation feels very fortunate to have Him to bring God’s message in this scries of meetings. Good congregational singing will be under the direction of Woodrow Lowe and special mu sic is being planned for each service by Mr. Lowe and Ever ette Ashley, director of the youth choir. The public is invited to attend these services. Robert J. Boyce, Jr. Graduates In Ohio Robert J. Boyce, Jr., will grad uate from the Cincinnati Col lege of Embalming, Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday, March 23, in the 80th spring commencement of the college. Mr. Boyce graduated from the John A. Holmes High School in | 1958. He began his studies ini embalming and funeral directing] at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral, Home in Norfolk in September,! 1958, and entered Cincinnati College in March, 1961. Mr. Boyce will remain in Edenton a few days with his family and then return to Hollo mon-Brown in Norfolk, Va. Special Speaker At Lenten Luncheon The Rev. Gordon Bell Davis, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown, Va., will be the guest preacher at the Len ten puncheon Tuesday, March 27, sponsored by Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. The speaker is a native of Beaufort, N. C., and is a gradu ate of East Carolina College and I Virginia Theological Seminary in I Alexandria. His particular interest in the healing ministry of the church and for this reason he is an able pastor as well as teacher. Luncheon begins at 1 o’clock and ends promptly at 2 o'clock. Parishioners are ’ urged to come and bring their guests. LIONS MEET MONDAY Edenton’s Lions Club will meet Monday night, March 26, at 7 o’clock at the Edenton Res taurant. President Jdhn Mitch ener urges every member to be on hand. POCAHONTAS MEETING Chowanoke Council No. 54, Degree of Pocahontas, will meet tonight (Thursdtar) at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Virginia WBliams, Poca- urges all members to be Charter Members Os Lions Club ' t | I Ifjp IS 8 |j| pMg 1 IP I ’ ill >1 1 if J mmiwmmHm- P l l rllfflMPw Recognized at ihe 251 h anniversary of the Edenion Lions Club | at a banquet Thursday night were seven charier members slill ac- j live. The group, pictured above, left to righl, Guy Hobbs, Wasl | Leary. William Privoll, John Slickley, pasl international presi-1 dent, who made the principal address- W. J. Taylor, J. Clarence ‘ Leary and Hector Lupton. Graham Byrum, one of the Sevan char- ; 1 ter members, was not present when the picture was taken. The group was honored at Monday night's meeting by being presented i I beautiful plaques.—(John Ricks Photo). Base Property To Be Sold At Public Auction April 16; 10:30 A. M. At Armory! Area Has Been Sub divided Into 11 Par cels; Information Is Available A portion of the Marine Corps’ Outlying Field, Edenton, N. C.,' is being offered for sale at a | public auction to be held at 10:30 A. M., EST, Monday, April] 16, at the Edenton National Guard Armory. i The 2,369.82 acres in fee and 59 ' buildings, has been subdivided j into 11 parcels. Each parcel is jto be bid upon individually. | I However, bidders may bid sep j arately on as many parcels as I desired. The improvements con ] sist of administration, barracks, i warehouse and other buildings | and/or structures incident to the operation of an air station. The property is located 3Mi miles south-southeast of Eden ton, and includes the land sur rounding the runways, which was used in the support of the station. Railroad facilities and! N. C. Highway No. 32 are either j adjacent to or in the immediate | vicinity of all parcels. | In addition to the above, 21 | buildings located on the prop | erty transferred to the Town of • Edenton for airport purposes are i I offered for sale for removal i ! from the site. Each building is ] to be bid upon individually. However, bidders may bid sep-1 arately on as many buildings as desired. The sale will be conducted by' the T. Lynn Davis Realty and; Auction Company, Inc., 4459 Broadway, Macon, Georgia. Com-; plete details may be obtained j I from the auctioneer or from General Services Administration,' Utilization and Disposal Service, i 1776 Peachtree Street, NW, At-1 . lanta 9, Georgia. Plans Complete For Annual Livestock Show And Sale To Be Held Wednesday, March 28 ml J The Chowan Livestock Show, and Sale will be held at the American Legion Building on Wednesday, March 28. Sponsor of this event the Edenton I Junior Chamber of Commerce. Junior (4-H and FFA) swine exhibitors may show an indi vidual hog, pen of three hogs and a pen of eight hogs. The pen of eight is a new classifica-| tion added this year. All hogs ; must weight between 180-220 pounds and grade number 1 or 2. Prizes in the Swine Depart ment, Junior Division ade: Champion Individual Ribbon and SIO.OO. Reserve Champion Individual —Ribbon and $7.50. Third Place Individual—Rib bon and SS.OC. Champion Pen of Three—Tro- f Public Hearing 1 L i | A public hearing will be held Tuesday night, April 10. at 8 , o'clock in the Municipal Boild i ing. The purpose of this hear j ing is to consider any objection 1 to a proposed extension of the I ; Edenton fire district and adop- ] * tion of a fire prevention code. ] I The hearing will be held at 8 o'clock, so that any interested j persons are requested to be present to register any objection. I False Fire Alarm Proves Costlv] To Up County Fire Department As the result of a false alarm] sent in to the Center Hill- ] .Cross Roads. Fire Department j early Sunday night an accident occurred which badly damaged the department’s waler carrier, and the driver miraculously es- ] leaped serious injury. | Following the alarm Melvin! ’ Evans mounted the truck which j * carries 1,100 gallons of water 1 * and when near Valhalla it turn- j ! ed over on soft ground which, no i Revival In Progress | At Baptist Church; Spring revival services began | I at the Edenton Baptist. Church Sunday and will continue] I throughout this week to termin-1 ; ate at the Sunday evening ser : vice Sunday, March 25. The visiting evangelist is the ; Rev. M. O. Owens, pastor of the East Baptist Church in Gas-, ] tonia. Services will be held * jeach night at 7:30 o’clock ex-j cept Saturday. The nursery is open for the. i convenience of those who have i ] children five years old and un-1 1 der. ! I phy. ribbon and SIO.OO. Reserve Champion Pen of; Three—Ribbon and $7.50. Champion Pen of Eight—Tro phy, ribbon and SIO.OO. Reserve Champion Pen of Eight—Ribbon and $7.50. In addition, the grand chain-j pion and reserve grand cham -1 pion individuals Will be selected < irpm the champion of the Jun-' : ior Division and champion of the ■ Adult Division. Both of these animals will be awarded tro phies and ribbons. < Prizes in the Adult Division include ribbons for the cham pionship and reserve dhampion individuals and champion and reserve champion pens of three. All hogs must weigh between. 180 and 220 pounds. Adults will) Con tinned on Page t Bectk» I Mrs. Wood Privott Installed As District Director For DAR i Outstanding Meeting : Held In Charlotte on j ! Wednesday of Last Week i 1 I Mrs. Wood Privott was in-1 stalled as district director of District Eight at the 62nd annual state conference of North Caro lina Daughters of the American Revolution last week in Char lotte. The Edenton Tea Party Chap ter was represented at the con-. ference by Mrs. Privott, Mrs. George Hoskins, local regent, and I | Mrs. Frank McCrery, the dis ! trict secretary and treasurer. | Mrs. Privott reports that the ! winner of the State Good Citi ] Zenship award was Miss Sarah : Frances Moss, daughter of Mr. J jand Mrs. B. G. Moss of Wash j ingten, N. C. Miss Moss, a I senior at the Washington High School, represented the Major Reading DAR chapter of District Eight. ! Miss Gertrude Carraway, hon- I orary president general of the DAR. spoke o" the “Value of ! Continued on Page s—Section 1 Jaycees Nominate Officers Tonight j | Edenton’s Junior Chamber of. | Commerce will meet tonight! j (Thursday) at 7 o’clock at the 1 * Edenton Restaurant. At this meeting new officers I j will be nominated and commit | tees will be appointed for the ! annual Livestock Show and Sale * which will be held at the I American Legion building Wed -1 nesday, March 28. The event 1 is sponsored by the Jaycees. Bill Easterling emphasizes the ; importance of this meeting, so] that every Jaycce is urged to at- ] tend. { doubt, saved the life or serious] injury of Mr. Evans. The accident occurred when; the water carrier was obliged * to follow another truck and Mr. Evans was forced to make a sudden turn to avoid hitting a car which tried to pass the truck. Firemen complain about false alarms being sent in, the Sunday alarm being the fifth within re- Conlinued on Page 4, Section 1 ] ! Revival At Rocky; i Hock Ends Sunday ! Rev. E. Cleve Wilkie Os Oxford Will Be Final Speaker A week of revival and mission | I emphasis began at the Rocky ] j Hock Baptist Church Sunday | and will continue through Sun- ] !day, March 25. 1 j At tne service ioingnt (Thurs-1 I day) at 7:30 o'clock the speak-' j ers will be the Rev. and Mrs. 1 Ralph Harrell. Mr. Harrell is ! a native of Chowan County and j ] he and Mrs. Harrell were mis ] sionaries in East Africa, now on I furlough after service in Tan i! ganyika. • | Friday and Saturday nights the speakers again will be the •Rev. Ralph Harrell and Mrs. ; Harrell. | > Sunday morning, March 25, j the speaker will be Dr. Rogers M. Smith of th e foreign mission] | board of the Southern Baptist ■ Convention. He recently re-| ; turned from a two-month tour ■j of Southern Baptist mission ] fields in Africa after a previous . visit to Europe, the Near East,! ■' the Orient and Latin America, j :! For the final service of the ; meeting Sunday night, the Rev. E. Cleve Wilkie of Kinston will be the speaker. He is district i promotional director of the De ■ partment of Stewardship Promo i tion of the Baptist State Con- I vention in North Carolina. The Rev. Thurman W. Allred, i. pastor of the church, is acting j I I as song leader for the meet-1 ings.* ■ $2.50 Per Year In North Carolina Edenton Named One Os Five Cities To Participate In Improvement Contest SIOO Reward Due to recent persistent false fire alarms being sent in. ihe Chowan County Board of Coun ty Commissioners and Edenton Town Council are offering a SIOO reward for information leading to the arrest and con viction of ihe person or persons responsible for these false alarms. In recent weeks five false alarms were sent in to the Cen ter Hil!-Cross Roads Fire De partment. one of which Sunday night resulted in a serious ac cident. Anyone having infor mation is reques*ed to contact W. E. Bond, Chairman of the Commissioners, or Mayor John Mitchener. Officers Installed For Eastern Star Mrs. Annie Goodwin New' Worthy Matron Os Local Chapter In a very impressive cere mony in the Masonic Temple on Monday night new officers for] Edenton Chapter No. 302, Ol der of the Eastern Star, were; installed. The installing officers j were Mrs. Maude Reaves: mar-] shal, Mrs. Daphne Yon of Coin- j jock chapter: chaplain, Obie] Reynolds of Indian Ridge chap ter; organist, Mrs. Lucille John- 1 son of Hertford chapter: warder, 1 Mrs. Edna Reaves, Edenton chapter, and sentinel, D. M. I Reaves, Edentyjj chapter. ] The officers installed included ! the following: Worthy matron, Mrs. Annie Goodwin; worthy pa trol, W. P. Goodwin: associate matron. Mrs. Clara Boswell; as sociate patron, Elton Boswell: secretary, Mrs. Ruth Overman; treasurer, Mrs. Mary Leary; con ductress. Mrs. Grace Byrum: as sociate’ conductress. Mrs. Kath leen Skiles; chaplain. L. E. Francis; marshal, Mrs. Clyde Hollowell; organist, Mrs. Caro lyn Swindell; Ada, Miss Frances Marshburn: Ruth. Mrs. Helen .Wood; Esther, Mrs. Ola Willi ford; Martha. Mrs, Emma Per kins; Electa, Mrs. Ethel Haskett; warder, Mrs. Blanche Moore; i sentinel, Mrs. .Eula Mills. A large number of members ;of nearby chapters attended the j ceremony, after which refresh- I ments were served in the dining 1 room. Cancer Chairman Appeals For Funds To Fight Dread Disease Mrs. Warren Twiddy, 1962 Crusade Chairman for the Cho wan County American Society, announces the American Cancer Society will open its annual Crusade here on April 1 on a hopeful nntc. “By the end of the year, about 1,100,000 Americans will be able to say they have been cured of cancer.” says Mrs. Twiddy. “and this is nearly seven times as many people as were cured of the disease in 1937. “That's the bright side of the Three More Exhibitors Join List To Participate In Trade Fair In Edenton Scheduled April 5 - 6 Throe more exhibitors have j ' joined the growing list of many j ] other prominent Edenton busi-) nesses who will have displays; lin the Edenton armory during j the Edenton Trade Fair, April i 6th and 6th. They are The Betty Shoppe and The Jill Shoppe who will cooperate in preparation of a single booth for the benefit of fair goers in side the armory and the Colonial Motor Company, Clarence Brit ton and Claude Griffin, proprie tors, new car dealers for Buick, 1 Oldsmobile, Pontiac and GMC I trucks. One of the Colonial Mo- I tor Company’s cars to be sea- FIGHT CANCER ► WITH A CHECKUP AND CHECK ■ State Winner Will Be ’ Announced at Meet ing to Be Held May 18 at Winston-Salem Members of the Edenton Wo man’s Club were elated early , this week when they learned that Edenton was named one of live North Carolina cities to ; compete in the state communi i ty improvement program. The Edenton club entered the ' contest, basing its entry on the club’s work in cooperation with the town and county to preserve • and restore historic sites. The major projects of the club were • erection of a Confederate plaza : at the foot of Broad Street and i beautification of the Court House Square. The plaza has been completed and work on the Court House Square is ex pected to be started in the near future. Edenton will compete with 1 Clayton, Mooresville, Spencer and Statesville to represent North Carolina in the national judging. The state winner will • be announced at the closing ses sion of the N. C. Federation of | Women’s Clubs Convention to be | held in Winston-Salem on May j 18. The state winner will autri- I matically become eligible for the SIO.OOU national prize. The contest is sponsored joint ly by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Scars- Roebuck Foundation to improve economic, social and cultural ] conditions of the communities. ; The local entry consisted of la scrapbook with a detail ac . I count of the club’s program from 'June. 1960. to June, 1962. and ,! included pictures and newspaper and magazine clippings to illu- I strate the accomplishments. Mrs. I ] ft. J. Boyce was chairman of the entry assisted by Mrs. J P. . Ricks. Jr.. Mrs. W. H. HoliowcH, . Jr., and Mrs. W. J. P Earn-' . I hardt. A public hearing will be held in the Municipal Building Tues day night. April 10. at 8 o'clock ;!o consider extension of the Edenton fire district and adop tion of a fire prevention code. Edenton Chamber of Com merce will sponsor a Trade Fair in the Edenton armory April 5 and 6. The Historic Edenton and Chowan County Commission will hold its first meeting in Eden ton Saturday, March 24, with a full day’s program. Continued on Page 3, Section 1 1 cancer problem,” she said. “On the other hand, there are many thousands who die of cancer • needlessly. About 87,000 men. I women and children will prob ably die in 1962 who might have been saved by earlier and bet ter treatment. A greater effort ■ must be made to urge people to 1 j see their doctors in time.” To emphasize this point. Mrs. ' Twiddy announces that the fa -1 miliar slogan of the American Cancer Society. ‘Fight Cancer . Continued on Page 5. Section l jtured at the Tdenton Trade Fair j will be a Buick with a V-(S en i ginc and with the style that cap j tured at the Edenton Trade Fair ! Car-of-the-Year Award. , According to H. A. Campon, chairman of the entertainment committee for the Edenton Trade Fair, the Fashion Show will be conducted and supervised by Mrs. Richard Copeland of The Jill Shoppe, and Mrs. Henry Cuthrell of Cuthrell's Depart ment Store. The Beauty Pa geant will be under the direc tion of Anne Jenkins of Anne’s Beauty Shop. fimtinned on Pmge s—Section 1

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