Volume XX.—Number 33.
Set Up For State's
Bond Election Oct. 3
Registrars and Judges
Os Election Appoint
ed This Week
Registration Books Will
Be Open on Three
This week the Chowan County
Board of Elections set up machinery
for North Carolina's special bond
election which will be held Saturday,
October 3. On that day voters of the
State will vote on the issuance of fif
ty million dollars for school plant con
struction and improvements and for
twenty-two million dollars for state
The Chowan County Board of Elec
tions has been notified that registra
tion books for this special election
must be open Saturdays, September
5, 12 and 19 from 9 o’clock in the
morning until sunset and that regis
trars should be at their respective
polling places for registering voters.
There will not be a special regis
tration for this election, so that all
persons who are now registered on
the county’s registration books wjll
be eligible to cast a ballot. Os course,
any who are not on the county’s regis
„ tration books will have to register if
they desire to vote.
On election day polls will be open
from 6 A. M., until 6:30 P. M.
For the election the Chowan County
Board of Elections has appointed the
following registrars and judges of
East Edenton Precinct —Miss Sarah
Jones, registrar; W. Jt. Wilkins and
K. W. Carden, judges of election.
Polling place, Chowan County Court
West Edenton Precinct—Mrs. Geo.
C. Hoskins, registrar; George S. Twid
dy and J. L. Chestnutt, judges of elec
tion. Polling place, Municipal Build
Rocky Hock Precinct —W. 'lft.
Pearce, registrar; W. H. Saunders dnd
E. C. Bunch, judges of election. Poll
ing place, Henry Bunch’s store.
Center Hill Precinct—Ralph Good
win, registrar; R. H. Hollowell and
E. D. Byrum, judges of election. Poll
ing place, Elliott Belch’s office.
Wardville Precinct—Carey Hollo
well, registrar; H. L. Peele and Mel
vin Copeland, judges-of election. Poll
ing place, H. R. Peele’s store.
Yeopim Precinct—T. J. Hoskins,
Sr., registrar; T. J. Hoskins, Jr., and
J. A. Webb, Jr., judges of election.
Polling place, Harry Perry’s store.
Revival At Warwick
Begins August 16th
Rev. Douglas M. Branch
Os Rocky Mount Will
Revival services will begin in War
wick Baptist Church Sunday, August
16, according to the pastor, the Rev.
Lee A. Phillips.
The speaker for the series of Meet
ings will be the Rev. Douglas M.
Branch, pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Rocky Mount.
Services will be held each afternoon
at 3 o’clock and at night at 8 o’clock.
The general public is cordially invited
to attend all services.
Captain Bill Whichard
Is Sent To Pentagon
Friends will be interested to learn
that Captain Bill Whichard has been
transferred from Fort Bragg to the
Pentagon in Washington, D. C.
Captain Whichard served 16 months
in Korea and upon his return to the
Uhited States he was stationed at
Fort Bragg until his transfer to the
Legion Auxiliary Will
Meet Tuesday Night
The American Legion Auxiliary will
meet at the home of Mrs. J. L. Chest
nutt Tuesday nigjit, August 18, at 8
o’clock. At this meeting a report will
be presented by Miss Jacquelyn Faye
Bunch and Peggy Ann Turner, two
Chowan High School students, who
attended this year’s session of Girls’
State. Thev were sent by the local
Mrs. R. E. Leary, president of the
Auxiliary, urges a full attendance.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
At Methodist Church
Next Sunday Night
Next Sunday night, August 16, a
quarterly conference of the Edenton
Methodist Church will be held at 8
o’clock. This will be a very important
meeting in that officers will be elect
ed for the next church year.
Dr. F. S. Love, district superinten
dent, will preside at the conference.
All groups of the church are request
ed to have their reports ready to be
Edenton Soldier Is
Released By Reds
Private William E. Jack
son Listed In POW
Thus far one Chowan County pris
oner of war has been released in the
exchange of prisoners in the Korean
The prisoner of the Reds who gain
ed his freedom was Private William
E. Jackson, son of Otelia B. Jackson,
1 300 West Albemarle Street.
Jackson was a member of Battery
A, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion of
the Second Division of the U. .S..
Rocky Hock Revival
Begins August 16th
The Rev. B. L. Raines
Will Preach Revival
The Rev. B. L. Raines, pastor of the
! Rocky Hock Baptist Church announces
that revival services will be held in
his church beginning Sunday, August
16 and closing Sunday, August 23.
Mr. Raines will preach during the
revival and W. Jim Daniels will lead
Services will be held each afternoon,
except Sunday, at 3 o’clock and the
night services will be held at 8 o’clock.
The public is cordially invited to
attend all of the services.
Edenton Police Make
77 Arrests During July
Chief of Police George I. Dail re
ported to Town Council Tuesday night
that during July Edenton police made
77 arrests, of whom 73 were found
| guilty as charged. Os those arrest
* ed 53 were white males, three white
females, 20 colored males and one col
t Fines amounted to $395 and costs
$445.35, or a total of $840.35, of which
amount $215.20 was turned back to
the town in way of officers’ fees.
During the month the police an
swered 50 calls, investigated two ac
; cidents, worked two funerals, report
ed 43 street lights out, extended 61
courtesies, found 21 doors unlocked,
made 42 investigations and issued 653
citations. The police made 617 radio
; calls and were on the air 51 minutes
and 25 seconds.
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[ Miss Elizabeth Elliott
Will Teach In Japan
Miss Elizabeth Elliott, who has
been a member of the Edenton Ele
mentary School faculty, left Monday
‘‘for Japan, where she will teach for
i at least one term at Nagoya, south of
i Yokohama. She will be attached to
i the Army Air Force and will teach,
children of Air Force personnel sta
i tioned in Japan.
Miss Elliott stopped in Chicago and
; then proceeded to Seattle, Washing
i ton, from where she will sail for her
new duties. She has a sister, Mrs.
H. L. Turner, who lives in Japan,
whose husband is now serving in the
armed forces there.
Edenton Girls Attend
1 Hazel Elliott and Barbara Dail,
s two students of the Edenton Junior*
i Senior High School, left Edenton
» Sunday to attend the Tri-Hi-Y Con
’ ference which is being held at the
I Blue Ridge Assembly this week. The
two girls are delegates from the Eden
> ton Tri-Hi-Y Club and will return
home next Sunday.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, August 13, 1953.
3.9 Miles Os Reads
July For Chowan
25.8 Miles Completed In
First Division Dur
The State Highway Commission
completed 3.9 miles of resurfacing in
Chowan County during the month of
July, Commissioner J. Emmett Wins
low of Hertford reports.
State Highway maintenance forces
widened to 16 feet and resurfaced two
roads, and their lengths:
From NC 32 at Hancock north to
Paradise Road, 1.4 miles; and from
NC 37, northeast of Yeopim, west to
NC 32, 2.5 miles.
Both projects were financed by the
$200,000,000 secondary road bond pro
gram which is now drawing to a close.
The First Highway Division com
posed of Chowan, Bertie, Camden,
Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford,
Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquo
tank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Wash
ington counties brought a total of 25.8
miles of road work to completion dur
ing July, Commissioner Winslow said.
Headquarters for the First remain
in Ahoskie. W. N. Spruill is division
Speaker At Rotary
Van Pierce Tells Rotar
ians About Highway
Van Pierce of the State Highway
Patrol was the principal speaker - at
last week’s Rotary meeting, when he
spoke for the most part about the
alarming number of accidents on
North Carolina’s highways. Mr. Pierce
said by far the majority of accidents
are- caused by drivers rather than
from defective mechanism of automo
Mr. Pierce said speeding is the di
rect cause of many highway accidents.
He pointed out that North Carolina
highways are. not practical for a
speed over 55 miles per hour, and that
a number of violators exceed the
speed limit knowingly, while some un
consciously travel faster than they
During his remarks Mr. Pierce said
reckless driving is a big problem, es
pecially among teenagers, although he
said local teenagers are a fine group
of young people and are not as reck
less as the majority of teen-agers in
other parts of the State.
Mr. Pierce also commented upon
legislation passed by the General As
sembly regarding traffic laws and
urged the cooperation of citizens in
reporting violators of the law. He
also told the Rotarians that six more
radar units had been purchased for
use of the Patrol. The units will be
set up on an unmarked car he said.
After his address Mr. Pierce an
swered a number of questions asked
by the Rotarians. He was introduced
by Jack Mooney, who had charge of
I Albemarle Sound And Its Tributaries I
By J. L. WIGGINS |
The Indian name for Albemarle
Sound was Weapomeiock meaning
wide water and prior to 1663 it was
so called, but when the Lords Proprie
tors took over this area the name was
changed to Albemarle Sound in hon
or of George Monk, one of the pro
prietors—Duke of Albemarle, master
of the Kings horse, and Captain Gen
eral of all of his forces.
The eastern end of Albemarle Sound
ends just north of Roanoke Island and
Fort Raleigh, where the tawny tides
of the Roanoke blend with the silvery
waves of the Chowan and the amber
hue waters from the lake of the dis
mal swamp is undoubtedly the most
historic spot in America and there
There Amadas and Barlow sent out
by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1684 cast
anchor and explored the land and car
ried back to England such glowing
description that Queen Elizabeth call
ed it Virginia in honor of herself, the
Virgin Queen of England.
There the first sacrificial blood of
Englishmen was spilled on the Ameri
can continent. When the bleaching
bones of 16 men left at Fort Raleigh
by Sir Richard Greenville in 1584
were found by John White in 1685.
They were evidently slain by the In
There the first Indian, Manteo, was
converted to Christianity and was bap
tized August 16, 1687 and then just
five days later Virginia Dare was
Kitotty Problems Vex
OhcHmen hi Long
Meet Tuesday Night
Riser’s Lane, Salaries
And Waterfront Con
sume Much Time
Faded with several knotty problems,
Towrtf Council held a lengthy session
Tuesday night. Among the problems
undex consideration was the acquisi
tion If land to widen Rider’s Lane,
clearmg up the waterfront east of
Johnson’s bridge and increasing sal
aries-of town employees. While each
one <|f these problems consumed con
siderable time, no definite action was
takerfl on any one.
Todm Attorney J. N. Pruden read
his correspondence regarding the le
gality of the Town to purchase a 10-
foot "strip of land from Dr. L. A.
Deese in order to widen Riders Lane.
Mr. fruden’s opinion is that the
TownJ may legally purchase the 10-
foot ptrip, which is beyond the city
limit* However, the attorney gen
eral, assistant attorney general and
George Franklin of the Institute of
Government, wrote letters to the ef
fect t|iat the Town cannot legally ac
quire title to the strip of land. In
one letter Attorney General Harry
McMullan frankly admitted that he
did not know. At any rate Mr. Pru
den again wrote the attorney general,
pointing out a certain statute, so that
his answer is now awaited.
John Graham and Richard Dixon,
Jr., appeared at the meeting in order
to speed up action on improving the
narrow road. They said the Coast
land Oil Company will pay $250 to
ward purchasing the 10-foot strip,
which is approximately 2,000 feet long
and for which Dr. Deese is asking
SI,OOO. It is believed the Blades Lum
ber Company will pay a like amount.
However, action was delayed until the
legal angle of the Town purchasing
| land outside the corporate limits for
i a road is cleared up.
C. T. Griffin, L. E. Francis and
H. A. Campen, members of Unanimi
ty Lodge, No. 7, A. F., & A. M.,
which recently purchased a lot oppo
site Johnson’s bridge, attended the
meeting to offer the lodge’s coopera
tion ip cleaning up the waterfront at
that 'pbint. Town Attorney J. N. Pru
den was instructed to proceed with
the necessary legal steps to have the
property vacated. Mr. Pruden, how
ever, asked for written instructions
from the Council which will allow
him to secure additional counsel and
proceed along other legal angles if
Another matter which took up some
time had to do with increasing sal
aries of town employees. As the bud
get is set up it provides for increases
for all town employees except one po
liceman and members of the Fire and
Street Departments. W. J. Yates, as
sistant fire chief, appeared at the
meeting urging an increase for the
firemen, and Street Commissioner
J. Edwin Buiflap asked for an In
crease for Street Department em
ployees if all other departments
are given a raise. Although quite
a discussion followed, it was de
cided to take final action at a special
John Holmes, Phillip McMullan and
Thomas Chears attended the meet
ing and asked for an improved road
(Continued on Page Twelve)
bom, the first white child to be given
birth on the North American Conti
nent. And then the mystery and trag
edy of the lost colony came.
To Sir Walter Raleigh is due large
ly not only the settlement of North
Carolina but to the whole of North
America as well. He may be termed
the author of the English Colonizing
Movement. This was his greatest ser
vice to England and the world. Al
though baffled in his efforts to plant
the English race upon this continent,
he yet called into existence a spirit of
enterprise which first gave Virginia
and then North America to that race.
After the settlement of Jamestown,
Virginia by the London Company in
1607, 22 years after the lost colony
vanished from Roanoke Island and af
ter the burning of Jamestown in 1622
by Opecanough, the Indian Chief, the
settlers in the Jamestown area began
to migrate. They trekked overland to
the headwaters of the Chowan River
(The Blackwater and Nottoway) and
there built themselves rafts and boats,
loaded their familiar household goods
and stock on them and drifted down
stream with the current to the Cho
wan River and Weapomeiock Sound.
To these hardy explorers, including
Richard Bland, John Pory, Samuel
Pricklove, George Durant, and others
is largely due the first permanent
settlement of North Carolina. They
set up trading posts and plantations
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Citizens Os Chowan
Pass County Quota
In Blood Donations
njwin _ iru - rnn , uinfM M , I,
Quarterly Conference at Meth--
odist Church next Sunday night
at 8 o’clock.
The Rev. Arnold Robertson,
pastor of the Lindley Park Bap
tist Church at Greensboro, will
preach at the Presbyterian
Church next Sunday morning at
American Legion Auxiliary will
meet Tuesday night, August 18,
at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs.
J. L. Chestnutt.
Revival services at Yeopim
Baptist Church scheduled to end
Saturday night of this week.
Fall term of Chowan Superior
Court begins Monday, September
Revival services at Rocky Hock
Baptist Church Sunday, August
16, through Sunday, August 23.
Revival services begin at War
wick Baptist Church begin Sun
day, August 16.
Edenton Lions Club will meet
Monday night at 7 o’clock.
Edenton Jaycees meet to
i night (Thursday) at 7 o’clock at
the Triangle Restaurant.
Kindergarten opens in Edenton
, Elementary School Tuesday, Sep
> Supervised play at playground
10 to 12 o’clock in the morning
and 4 to 6 o’clock in the after
Chowan Tribe, No. 12, Improved
Order of Red Men, will meet Mon
day night at 8 o’clock.
VFW meets in Post’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Edenton Rotary Club meets to
day (Thursday) at 1 o’clock in the
I Parish House.
Annual picnic of Chowan Coun
ty’s Negro home demonstration
clubs Friday, August 28.
, Negro home demonstration
clubs’ queen contest Friday, Octo
t ber 30.
; Rocky Hock Winner
; Os Semi-Final Series
’ In Tidewater League
; Defeat Weeksville First
: Three of Five Game j
> On Hicks Field Tuesday night
• Rocky Hock won the semi-finals in
. the Tidewater Carolina League, by
■ defeating Weeksville 5 to 4. Rocky I
i Hock made a clean sweep of the series
• winning the first three of the five
■ game series. They won Friday and
[ Monday nights.
The Chowan County boys will,
1 therefore, be one of the teams to play
■ for the league championship. The op-
I ponent will be either Hobbsville or
Gatesville, now engaged in the semi
j Rocky Hock 9, Weeksville 5
On Hicks Field Friday night Rocky
Hock won the first game of the semi
finals 9 to 5. Edgar Rae White start
ed on the mound, but gave way to
I Hunt. Vernon White started for
. Weeksville, but was relieved by Dun
. can. Rocky Hock collected nine hits
. off the two visiting moundsmen, with
Holland leading the attack. He was
credited with four of the nine hits.
Rocky Hock was considerably weak
ened in this game when Douglas
i Leary, one of the outstanding players,
• had his arm broken near the wrist.
, The injury was caused when he was
, hit by a pitched ball at the plate.
Rocky Hock 5, Weeksville 2
Monday night on Hicks Field Rocky
1 (Continued on Page Seven)
HOUSE NUMBERS ARRIVE
, House numbers, which are being
i sold by the Edenton Jaycees have ar
■ rived and are now being placed on
. houses. Quite a few numbers have
I been sold and if anybody else desires
some thev should contact A1 Wall or
i Thomas Shepard.
■ 1 LIONS MEET MONDAY
1 Edenton’s Lions Club will hold a
, semi-monthly meeting next Monday
! night at 7 o’clock. Jesse Harrell,
i president, urges every member of the
. club to make a special effort to be
r .i ■ .1.!., , . - ——
[ ROTARY MEETS TODAY
i Edenton’s Rotary Club will meet
t this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock
r in the Parish House. President John
i; Kramer urges every Rotarian to be
169 Pints Given at Arm
ory Thursday of Last
61 BY MARINES
Chairman Jesse Harrell
Praises All Who In
Any Way Helped
For the first time in many months,
Chowan County exceeded its quota of
blood donations when the Red Cross
bloodmobile appeared at the Edenton
armory Thursday of last week. The
quota again was 150 pints and at the
close of the day 169 pints were do
nated, which included 61 Marines.
Jesse Harrell, chairman of the blood
program, was very enthusiastic in his
praise of those who worked so hard
to the end that the county once more
met its quota. The service chairman
was Mrs. J. Clarence Leary, while J.
R. Dulaney was recruiting chairman
and Wilborne Harrell publicity chair
man. Chairman Harrell also direct
ed a great deal of praise to five nurs
es at the Edenton Marine Corps Au
xiliary Landing • Field, who rendered
service during the day. These were
Mrs. Olga Hunchar, Mrs. May Walsh,
Mrs. Doris Hollenbeck, Mrs. Joyce
, Bishop and Mrs. Betty Ezyk. He es
pecially thanks those who gave blood.
Mr. Harrell pointed out that blood
administered through the Chowan
Hospital from July, 1952, through
June 30, 1953, amounted to 602 pints,
while blood given by local donors dur
ing the same period amounted to 514
pints, thus more blood has been used
locally than has been donated.
Those who donated blood Thursday
Sgt. Arnold J. Galati, Pfc. Anthony
J. Bemardi, Sgt. Jesse S. Thompkins,
Cpl. John W. Wuggazer, Cpl. Walter
G. Ragland, Sgt. Roy E. Gannon, Pfc.
Elward Desmarais, Pfc. Donald K.
Bantner, Sgt. Lawrence Showberger,
Sgt. Quincy A. Rehmer, Sgt. Louis T.
1 Rogaski, Sgt. Billy H. Alcheson, Cpl.
Torrez Pedro Diaz, Cpl, Roy D. Rey
nolds, Sgt. George E. McGowan, Cpl.
Frank J. Rocca, Sgt. Glenory G. Blatz,
Sgt. Pyle Rienard. Pfc. Michael J.
Gargpr, Pfc. Harris Danneeker, Pfc.
FranklinO Myers. S-Sgt. William W.
Brown, S-Sgt. Michael V. Guerriero,
Sgt. John G. Galligan, Sgt. David M.
Green, Pfc. Darrell D. Boothby. Pfc.
• Ronald R. Roth. Sgt. Samuel H. Rup,
| Sgt. Richard P. Irving, Sgt. Carl E.
| Fluman, Sgt. William O. Fluman, Cpl.
William J. Helton. Pfc. Clair A.
Dampman, Pfc. James C. Hall, Cpl.
Donald E. Davis, Sgt. Ronald H.
Schill. Cpl. John W. Fr. Barrick, Pfc.
Billy J. Biven, Cpl. Richard Johnson,
Sgt. George Rumelt, Cpl. John G.
, Luebbers, Pfc. Gordan A. Charlton,
Pfc. Daniel W. Reid. Pfc. Rudolph J.
Patete, Pfc. James E. Hilgemann, Cpl..
Charles B. McKim, Sgt. John A. Le
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Camp At Manteo
Group of 12 Left Eden
■ ton Monday Morning;
Accompanied by Assistant County
Agent Robert S. Marsh, and Wallace
Goodwin, Jr., 4-H Club Leader, twelve
’ Chowan County 4-H Club members
left Monday morning to attend the
’ 4-H at Manteo. The group spent the
week in camp, planning to return
Comprising the group were Ronald
Perry, Carlton Perry, Lloyd White,
Sidney White, Cheryl Hobbs, Edgar
Halsey, Jr., Robert Wayne Halsey,
Barbara White, Betty White, Carolyn
Tynch, Marcene White and Catherine
While at camp the boys and girls
will receive instructions in various
, phases of 4-H Club work and recrea
, tion, and they will attend a showing
of “The Lost Colony”.
Fire Chiefs Plan To
* Attend Convention
> Fire Chief R. K." Hall and Assistant
> Fire Chief W. J. Yates will leave
Edenton next Monday morning for
Carolina Beach to attend the annual
North Carolina Firemen’s Convention,
t which will last three days,
c Both local firemen are very popu
i lar among the State firemen, especial
; ly Cap’n Dick, who is the oldest act
ive fire chief in the United States.