Volume XX.—Number 28.
Chowan County’s Tax Rate Remains $1.53
Edenton Post Office
Again Given Rating
As First Class Office
Volume of Local Busi
ness Increased 33%
Postmaster David Holton announced
late last week that he had been noti
fied by the Post Office Department
that as of July 1 the Edenton Post Of
fice had been changed from second
class to first class. This change in
rating is due to the increased volume
of business done at the local Post Of
fice during 1952.
Postmaster Holton reports that the
Edenton office exceeded the minimum
for a first class office by more than
SB,OOO. The increase in business was
33 per cent over 1951. Sale of stamps,
envelopes, second and third class mat
ter and box rents totaled $48,434.85.
Simultaneous with the announce
ment that the local office is now clas
sified as a first class post office, Hol
ton announced tentative plans for
changing rural routes one and three
to give better service to more people.
Holton is awaiting final word from
Washington, which is expected within
the week. The changes would service
.12 families from Mavaton to Cisco,
23 families in Rocky Hock, 40 houses
down Cemetery Road, all of whom are
not now being served by the local of
fice. Approval of the postal inspec
tors has been secured and only the of
ficial word from Washington has to
be secured before beginning the ser
vicing of these territories.
Holton also disclosed personnel
changes in the office recently. These
changes were brought about by the
death of William Stokely and the res
ignation of Parker Helms. New em
ployees include Robert Upton and
Frank Twiddy. Edward Parker has
beeTi nronloted to ' regular clerk and
Nathab Owens has iSwen-wer sft, driv
er of the parcel post truck.
A new schedule for the money order
windows has gone into effect. The
window will be open from 9 until 5
daily. Formerly this window was
opened at 8:30.
Two Chowan Girls
Win District Honors
Win First Place In 4-H
Dairy Food Team
Evangeline Copeland, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Copeland of Ty
ner, and Mary Sue Elliott, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Elliott, also
of Tyner, were declared first place
winners in the District 4-H Dairy
Foods Team Demonstration Contest
which was held in Washington, Tues
day, July 7. The subject of their
' demonstration was “Milk Float Festi
val” in which they discussed the im
portance of using milk in the diet and
demonstrated the way to use milk in
a delicious and refreshing banana,
strawberry milk drink.
As District winners, Evangeline and
Mary Sue will enter the State Dairy
Foods Contest in Raleigh during 4-H
Club week, where they will compete
with the winners from six other dis
tricts in the state.
Ida Ann Blanchard, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Elsworth Blanchard of Ry
land, entered the Individual Dairy
Foods Contest in Washington. She
gave a very interesting demonstration
entitled “Television Treat” in which
she demonstrated the making of
. cheese sauce and showed various ways
of using the sauce as a delicious.and
attractive sandwich spread.
Mrs. H. H. Lane, who is adult 4-H’
leader, assisted the girls with their
demonstrations, and accompanied them
to Washington for the District con
test. Mrs. Madge Bunch also attend
ed the meeting.
Jaycees Plan Home
Edenton Jaycees plan to follow up
their recent street marker program by
selling beautiful house numbers. The
latter is calculated to be beneficial to
visitors as well as lending to the beau
tification of homes. The numbers will
’ be very legible and can be seen easily
day or night and will be of especial
benefit to the postal service.
The date of the campaign to sell
numbers has not been definitely de
ft cided, but a house to house canvass
| will be made under the direction of
| J. H. Conger, Jr., chairman of the
committee. It is understood that the
cost of the numbers will be SI.OO un
?: -■<- mounted or $1.25 mounted on a stand.
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Edenton Jaycees will join a nation-wide Jaycee “Lite-A-Bumper” safety project is an effort
to apply a strip of red “Scotchlite” reflective tape to the rear of bumpers of automobiles. Local
Jaycees will be stationed on North Broad Street between Carteret and Freemason Streets Sat
urday afternoon from 2to 4 o’clock. They will be assisted by Edenton patrolmen in stopping
motorists in order to sell and apply the tape to bumpers at a cost of SI.OO per bumper. Above is
pictured George O’Hara of the Roanoke, Va., Junior Chamber of Commerce applying a strip.
Herman Dowdy Is
Now Member Rocky
Hock Pitching Staff
Local Outfit Will Meet
Weeksville NAS To
night on Hicks Field
Palmer Tynch stated Tuesday that j
he has resigned as field manager of
the Rocky Hock baseball club and that
these duties for the remainder of the
season will be handled by Fred Keet
er. Mr. Tynch will, however, continue
as general manager of the club.
Mr. Tynch also announced that Her
man Dowdy, popular former Virginia
League and Coastal Plain League
moundsman, has been added to the
pitching staff, and that Elbert Ben
ton, former Perquimans High School
player, will play second base.
Rocky Hock is scheduled to play the
Weeksville NAS team tonight (Thurs
day) on Hicks Field at 8 o’clock in the
last of their make-up games. Manager
Tynch has announced that Dowdy will
be sent to the mound and that Ben
ton will also be in the lineup.
Officers For Year
John Kramer Succeeds
W. T. Harry as Presi
dent of Club
Featuring the Rotary Club’s meet
ing Thursday afternoon was the in
stallation of officers for the new year,
when John Kramer succeeded W. T.
Harry as president.
Other officers are: Gilliam Wood,
vice president; Robert Marsh, secre
tary; W. D. Holmes, Jr., treasurer;
T. C. Byrum, Jr., sergeant-at-arms;
statistician, R. N. Hines; song leader,
C. W. Overman; pianist, Mrs. Wood
Privott. Directors are George Alma
Byrum, William Cozart, W. B. Rose
vear, C. H. Wood, Jr., W. T. Harry,
Gilliam Wood, Jr., W. T. Harry, Gil
liam Wood and John A. Kramer.
President Kramer announced the
following committee appointments:
Club Service —Gilliam Wood, chair
Attendance —R. N. Hines, W. T.
Harry, R. F. Elliott.
Classifications —Frank Holmes, Hu
bert Williford, H. A. Campen.
Club Bulletin—Marvin Wilson, W.
Fellowship—C. W. Overman, Frank
Holmes, W. B. Rosevear.
(Continued on Page Seven)
CAPTAIN LEARY IN JAPAN
Captain John R. Leary is now sta
tioned in Japan after serving a year
in Korea. Mrs. Leary, the former
Miss Neanie Bunch, daughter of. Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Bunch, and her son,
John Richard 111, are now living at,
the Fish Hatchery.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, “Thursday, July 9,1953.
| New Chowan Home Demonstration Agent
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Pictured above is Mrs: Imogene Cochrane of Pittsboro in Chatham
County, who succeeds Miss Rebecca Colwell as Home Demonstration Agent
far Chowan County. Mrs. Cochrane was graduated from Appalachian State
Teachers’ College at Boone, N. C., and for the past three years has served as
Assistant Home Agent in Surry County. She assumed her new duties at the
Edenton office on July I.—(Evelyn Leary Photo).
Mrs. Wiliam Wilkins
Hours 10 to 12 In Morn
ing and 4 to 6 In
The community playground, spon
sored by the Edenton Woman’s Club,
has been in operation since the first
of June under the supervision of Mrs.
Bill Wilkins. An average attendance
of 20 to 25 children has been reported.
Due to the fact that weather and
attendance make a flexible schedule
necesary, the program must be a ten
tative one and Mrs. N. J. George, play
ground chairman, wishes to remind
the public that the hours for super
vised play are 10 to 12 in the morn
ing, and 4 to 6 in the afternoon:
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days, at 11 A. M., there will be bingo
or other games, with a story hour at
11 o’clock on Tuesday and Thursday.
The afternoon program includes vol
ley ball, games and stories.
New sand pile equipment has been
bought and the sand replaced. Mrs.
George urges the children of the com
munity to use the playground and
welcomes all of them.
More Comfort For
Chowan County Commissioners at
their meeting Tuesday decided to pur
chase cushions for the chairs in the
jury box. They also decided to pur
chase curtains to be placed in front
of the rail on the platform occupied
, by the judge, court stenographer and
assistant clerk of court.
On Local ADC Board
Three Groups High In
Praise of Service
Meeting jointly Tuesday morning,
Chowan County Commissioners, the
County Board of Education and the
Board of Health unanimously appoint
ed Hector Lupton to succeed himself
as a member of the Chowan County
ABC Board. The appointment is for
a three year term.
The three groups were high in
praise of the service rendered by Mr.
Lupton, who on June 20 rounded out
a year as president of the North Caro
lina ABC Association when the asso
ciation met at Asheville. At that
time he was also elected to the execu
tive board of the State Association for
the current year.
There were no other applications for
the appointment, and the three groups
were very complimentary about the
way the local ABC store is being op
4-H County Council
Meets Friday Night
Assistant County Agent Robert S.
Marsh calls attention to the 4-H Coun
ty Council meeting to be held Friday
night, July 10, at 7:30 o’clock at the
Chowan Community Building.
All 4-H Club members are invited
to attend this meeting in order to
meet Mrs. Imogene Cochran, the new
home demonstration agent.
Total Os $303,751
Expenditures Set Up
For Year 1953-1954
|_New Jury List j
Register of Deeds M. L. Bunch
on Tuesday morning presented a
revised list of names to be placed
in the jury box, from which jury
men are picked to serve at Su
perior Court sessions.
The list, according to law, is
revised every two years in order
to remove names of those who
have died, moved away or for
some reason are not competent
to serve on a jury.
Each Commissioner went over
the list from his township, but
only a few names were removed.
Jaycees Os Edenton
Will Sell Reflective
Tape For Local Cars
Members Joining In Na
tional Program For
In conjunction with a national Jay
cee safety project, the Edenton Junior
Chamber of Commerce on Saturday j
will meet an effort to sell red [
“Scotchlite” reflective tape to motor- j
ists. Local Jaycees, together with po- |
lice, will be Stationed on North Broad •
Street between Carteret and Freemas
on- Streets, Where motorists will he
stopped and asked to buy a strip for
the rear bumper at SI.OO.
Jaycees will apply the strip to the
bumper, and it is hoped many mo
torists will cooperate by 'buying a i
strip and thus join in the nationwide
Night-time automobile collisions
take a tremendous toll in lives and j
Property damage every year. The
principle of reflectorization has been |
a most effective weapon in combatting
In Delinquent Taxes
Tax Attorney Is Taking
Legal Steps to Secure
All Back Taxes
J. N. Pruden, special tax attorney
for Chowan County, reported to the!
County Commissioners that during i
June he had collected $2,379.94 in back [
The amount represents taxes on 113
pieces of property with delinquent
taxes dating from as far back as 1934
The Commissioners recently author
ized and urged Mr. Pruden to take
what legal steps are necessary to
clean up back taxes and as the result
of his efforts a substantial amount of
the uncollected taxes are coming in.
He will continue his efforts to col
lect more of the tax money due the
Edenton Junior Chamber of
Commerce will meet tonight
(Thursday) at the Triangle Res
taurant at 7 o’clock.
Jaycee “Lite-A-Bumper” safe
ty project on Broad Street be
tween Carteret and Freemason
Streets Saturday afternoon be
tween 2 and 4 o’clock.
Jaycees planning house-number
ing campaign, the date to be an
nounced next week.
Chowan 4-H County Council
(Continued on Page Six)
Third Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F., &
A. M., will meet,tonight (Thursday)
in the Court House at 8 o’clock. The
third degree will be conferred upon
a candidate, so that all members are
especially urged to be present. C. T.
Griffin, master of the lodge extends a
cordial invitation to visiting Masons
1 to attend.
$2.00 Per Year.
Figures to Maintain
New Budget Will Be
Adopted at August
After weeks of figure juggling, cut
ting a little here and adding a little
there, Chowan County Commissioners
on Tuesday morning presented the
county’s proposed budget for the fiscal
The Commissioners were able to
maintain the same tax rate as last
year, which will be $1.53 on the SIOO
property valuation. At the outset,
when it was agreed to include in the
budget the salaries for public music
teachers at the Edenton and Chowan
High Schools, as well as other items,
doubt was expressed that the tax rate
could be held down to $1.53. How
ever, after all anticipated expenditures
and anticipated revenue were tabulat
ed, a little shaving here and there en
abled them to approve the same rate
as last year.
The total county budget provides
for expenditures of $303,751.11, which
is divided as follows: Bonds, $45.-
653.21; general county fund, $60,000:
charity, $22,408.00, with $12,408.00
| for general assistance and $10,000.00
[ for hospitalization; health, $11,120.80,
j bf which $9,655.80 is for the district
j and $1,465.00 for the county: schools.
| $89,973.10, of which $27,743.10 is for
the county unit and $62,230.00 for the
Edentoh unit; social security. $74,-
536.00, which is broken down as fol
lows: old age assistance, $54,000.00.
aid to dependent children, $8,400.00;
aid to permanently and totally dis
-1 aided. $5,040.00; administration. $7.-
096.00. Os the $74,536.00 social se
curity budget, $62,380.00 will be paid
from State and federal funds so that
, local requirements will he only $12.-
j 156.00. Os this amount $5,200.00 is
j anticipated from other than ad va
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Mayor Leroy Haskett Is
Selected to Judge
i Edenton Furniture Company early
this week announced that Mayor Le
roy Haskett has been named to judge
entries in a Domestic Sewmachine con
test to he held by the concern in the
Open to residents of Edenton and
readers of The Chowan Herald, the
contest will give every member of the
family an equal chance at winning a
beautiful new Model 711-151 Domestic
Rotary Sewmachine with authentic
provincial cabinet. The contest re
quires no special knowledge or skill.
There are no long essays to write.
Besides the grand prize of the new
Domestic Sewmachine, many valuable
merchandise certificates will be
Complete details on this interesting
contest will appear in the July 16th
issue of The Chowan Herald.
Jesse Harrell Succeeds
A. E. Jenkins as
After missing a few meetings, the
Edenton Lions Club will meet next
Monday night, July 13, at 7 o’clock.
At this meeting new officers for
the year are scheduled to be installed,
when Jesse Harrell will become new
president, succeeding A. E. Jenkins.
President Jenkins is especially an
xious to register a 100 per cent meet
ing, so that every Lion is urged to