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Volume XXI. —Number 51.
Varsity Club Stages
Christmas Dance In
Armory On Dec. 25
Dick Levin and Or-;
clicstra Will Again
Ekb'iiton’s V:irsitv Club will stage!
it.* aiimlHl Cliri.s-t.mas dance in the j
Ed«pt«n armory Saturday nigh*.!
December ‘-'5, beginning at 8:30
o'clock and continuing until mid-;
M't ic for the dance will be fur-j
pi-hod by Dirk I>*vin and. his or-!
Ch'-stm. This group iris played for*
several previous da pros in Kdriiton.j
Slid was secured again this year by ]
Reservations for tables ran be so.
cured by telephoning 51!9-\V or 7*1.:
According to reports a largo man ’
bor is expected to attend the dance. [
Aces Down Chowan;
By Score Os 53 To 411
Doth Teams Taking!
Time Our During |
Edenton \s A"es won their third j
ronserntive basketball gain** 1* ri- ;
day in the school gymnasium j
when they defeated Chowan High j
Uogcrson claimed high scoring
honors with 20 points. Batten fol j
lowed with 12 points. George Jor- j
’an was high scorer for the visit-j
ns with 11 points.
The Aces went in the b ad early j
in the game and led throughout tin
game, with Chowan never separat- ;
(ng the count less than seven j
fuiiyt -. Tlv: .Aces led 19-tl at th** (
• end if the fir.-t period, 28-1/ at half!
time and 13-30 at tin- end of th* i
third quarter, j
Tn the opening game of the twnt •
hill the Chowan girls had little dis-j
firultv in defeating the Edentmi
girls. Raced by Ann Hollowell.j
All-State last year. who. scored 31 j
points \vbile she was playing, the.
Chowan .girls roiled up a score of j
r. 6 to 35.
Kaye Haste led the I Menton:
scoring with 15 points, followed hy’
Imogene Rogerson, a freshman,,
with t 1 points.
Both teams wilt take time out
over the Christmas holidays, hut)
the Aces arc scheduled to play the J
alumni Tuesday night. December]
Th.- ic gmbir schedule has an open I
date on January 4. le-t on Friday
night. January 7 both teams are
scheduled to meet Ahoskic to Ahos.
Dcirref* Os Pocahontas
Holds Christmas Party
Members of Chowanoke Council,!
Degree of Pocahontas. enjoyed a |
Christmas party held Friday night'
at the home of Mrs. Krnest Lee on|
Broad Street. The lower floor was!
attractively decorated for the oe-;
casion and a buffet luncheon was
A number of games were enjoyed
and at the close of the part y gifts j
ROTARY Cl,I B ENJOYS
JUMBLED WORD CONTEST
George S. Twiddy had charge of j
the program at Thursday's Rotary!
meeting, when he conducted a jum-1
bled word contest. He distributed;
papers with 30 words with the let
ters rearranged giving the Rotari-j
ans 15 minutes to figure out the j
}. I*. Ricks won first prize for
completing the list first and Elton
Forehand, Jr., was second prize
VKW CHRISTM AS PARTY '
Members of William H. Coffjeld
Post, No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the VFW Auxiliary en
joyed a delightful Christmas party
in the Post’s home Saturday night.
The room was beautifully decorated
and gifts exchanged during the I
STORES OPEN NIGHTS
For the benefit of Christmas
shoppers, Edenton stores, except.
grocery stores, are now open every j
night until 9 o’clock. Grocery stores
.will remain open Wednesday.;
Thursday and Friday nights until j
9 o’clock, hut will close at *> o’clock
TEE CHOWAN HERALD
| The Chowan Herald
North Carolina Now Making
Progress With Development
\OfAll Its Natural Resources
___ : ■ .
BY WADE LUCAS
Tn the ronsrrvptipn and develop
ment of it- natural resnure*‘S.
North Carolina is making notable
'progress. Efforts being made to
jpi’omotf wiser and more profitable!
! use of those resources ar.' .paying
j dividends,, a Department of Con-;
Iservation and Development surveyj
j Coiisiderahle progress is being j
'.'made in bringing about a better
j balance between agricvilturo and in-,
dusirs. More payrolls of a year
jaround nature are being provided!
! through the industrial expansion
j program that is receiving so much
attention during the present State
; Long known for its leadership in
various types of industry. North:
.Carolina is gaining recognition as
la state in which many diversified
j products are manufactured for the
| markets of tlm nation and the
i world. In sales volume, textiles, 1
j tobacco, furniture, food and chemi
jeals are highest.
! “Wc are pleased with the prog-1
:refs that is being made, but wo are!
a long ways from being satisfied,”;
said CA-D Director Ben K. Doug
las. “We still havo much to do in,
I order to boost the per capita in-,
come of our citizens.”
Tim electrical and : electronics
euipnient industry is the newest
and fastest growing in the state.'
Its rapid growth is attracting to
the state some of the most respect- 1
oil names in industry. Before
j World War TI this industry xvas
; practically nonexistent in North
Carolina. Now there are 40 such
! plants with more than 22,000 em
jployes engaged in tile, production
| of electrical and electronics equip-,
ment and supplies.
j At the end of 1953 there were
;approximately 7,500 manufacturing!
(Concluded on Page Two)
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday. December 23, 1954
Master By Masons
Public Installation of
j Officers Held Fri
I At a public installation of offi
-1 cers for Unanimity Lodge, No. 7,
A. F. & A. M., held in tin’ Masonic!
j Temple Friday night. C. W. Over
man was installed as master of the
| lodge for tile year 1955. Mr. Over
man succeeds Willard M. Rhoades,i
who had a very .successful year as;
presiding officer. i
The installation ceremony was in j
charge of B. E. Grant of Windsor.j
past district deputy Grand Master,
who congratulated the lodge upon
jits fine building and group of new
j Aside from Mr. Overman, the
I other elective officers installed in-j
- eluded Ernest Kehayes, senior war-I
Tien: William Adams, junior war
den; R. E. Leary, treasurer, and
Louis George Wilkins, secretary. j
i Mr. Overman named his appoint
ive officers, who were also installed
and included: Daniel Reaves,
[senior deacon: Ernest J. Ward. Jr.,
junior deacon; Thomas Francis,
senior steward: James Bond, junior
; steward: McKay Washington, tiler
'and William S. I’rivett. marshal,
who assisted Mr. Grant in the in
' A number of people attended the
ceremony, after which light re
freshments were served in the din
ing room hy members of the East
ern Star chapter.
Busy Place ]
More than 5,800,000,000 pieces of
mail were delivered by the U. S.
Post Office between December 1-25
, last year. Every Christmas card
■ and gift that was mailed out-of
town passed through the hands of
117 different postal employees be
fore reaching its destination.
! Postmaster J. L. Cheslnutt cited
' i these figures today to illustrate
j how- complex the holiday season has
“But the volume of Christmas
,! mail." he noted, “is only part of
the problem. Addresses are often
carelessly written, stamps fall off.
■ packages may he tioorly w rapped,
or carry too much weight. Most
of this would never happen, if peo- \
j pie would just read the ‘check lists'
on Post Office bulletin boards.”
! The Post Office crowds are lar
! gest at noontime. So the Post-i
! master recommends coming in bc
-1 fore 10 A. M, or
3:30 P. M.
■ j For their Christmas meeting
’ j members of tile Youth Fellowship
jof the Edenton Methodist Church
■ were entertained Sunday night at
• the Methodist parsonage hy the
■ Rev. and Mrs. Earl Richardson.
• The young people listened to a re- 1
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Edenton’* Varsity Club will hold
jits annual Christinas dance in the
armory Saturday night, December
25. beginning at 8:30 o'clock. ■ ,
Earl David Harrell will hold a
1 turkey shoot at Lee’s Motor ( oiirt ,
j Friday. December 21. beginning at, j
i County and Town offices will ,
close for the Christmas holidays’
1 Thursday night, December 23 and I
reopen Tuesday morning. December! ,
White and colored schools ill the)
Edenton administrative unit a-s well),
iis in the ('minty unit will reopen
| Monday. January 3, follow ing the
I Christmas holidays.
Bank of Edenton will be closisl
Monday, December 27.
Properly must be listed for tax
- at ion during the month of Janu
Special midnight Christmas ser-
I lice at St. John's Episcopal Church
Friday night at 11:30 o’clock.
Ed Bond Post. No. HI. of the
American Legion is sponsoring ,
dances at the Legion hut every ‘
Saturday night front 9 to 12 o'clock.
' YEW Post meets in VFW home
Tuesday night of next week.
Fund raising drive for the Eden- , '
ton swimming pool still in progress. | *
VEM Post, home open every Fri- j 1
day and Saturday nights for mem- '
hers and guests.
Chowan County's Christmas Seal
Sale now tn progress.
X. C. 1955 license plates now- on c
[sale at the Carolina Motor Club of- <
lice. 102 East Water Street. (
County Schools Close :
1 For Holiday Season^
l| White and colored schools in the
1 County Unit closed Friday after- 1
noon of last week for the Christ-,
mas holidays. All schools in the t
unit will reopen Monday morning,|t
POLICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
■ Edenton police will hold their .
11 annual Christmas party at the po- i
1 lice station Friday night, when,
wives and children of the police- ;
■ men will he special guests. The
police have decorated a Christmas]:
■I tree and at the party presents will j ]
lie exchanged. 1
Machinery Set Up For Listing
Property In Chowan County
For The Purpose Os Taxation
| HELPING SANTA CLAUS }
S■ C |
, in .I' ■' ~
Edenton firemen are shown above repairing discarded toys donated
by local citizens, which will he distributed among underprivileged child-
I rim of the county on Christmas. 1-est to right are A. Owens, Edmund
Mills and Kdenton’x veteran fire chief, R. K. Hall, who will celebrate
his 89th birthday on Christmas day.-—(Evelyn Leary Photo).
jj Let Us Sing j
« hi'a jin;' a song oj Christmas-time §
I I Wheat nlI around tin- tree * !
' J U'c zalhcr singing carols and rhymes a
| That herald Christ's nativity. 2;
4 Let's lift again our voices clear 2
1 . 1 nd tell the same old Story, 2
5 Oj Baby and manger, good will and chrcr, *
| And star that sheds His glory. J
i £ 'Th ever new, yet never old. j'
p Each year we sing the same refrain;
P In song once more the Story's told, . ti
p It v spirit lives, renews again. f;
1 1 Oh, let sweet music ring on high jj
£ In anthem soft and reverent lay, «
ij Join with angels in the sky, 3
£ Proclaim another Christmas day. J
| —Wn.UIiRNK H ARRET ! . 2
For Gifts To Be Sent:
To Victims Os TB
( olored Churches Spe
cially Generous With
Response to the appeal of tht* |
Kehabilitatior, -Committee of the:j
Chowan County Tuberculosis Asso- i
I ciatioii l*or gifts to. be sent to I II I
patients in hospitals and at homes j
in Chowan County has been very:
gratifying, according to Mrs. J. A.!
Moore, eliairman of the Red Cross;
A goodly number of these pres
ents were displayed in the Albe
marle Case over the week-end and
these presents have been sent to
mental patients in Goldsboro as
well as children who are sick and
TB patients in homes in Chowan
Two of tile largest packages
came from the Providence Baptist
Church and Kadesh A.M.H. Zion
Church, which were sent to a TH
patient from each of the congre
R OTARI A NS CALL OFF
MEETING THIS M EEK
Kdenton’s Rotary Club will not
meet Thursday of this week due
|to the Christmas holidays. Next
! week’s meeting, however, will be
held as usual Thursday afternoon
iat 1 o’clock in the Parish House.
J. E. Wood is scheduled to have
charge of the program.
Earl David Harrell will sponsor
a turkey shoot at tee’s Motor Court
Friday, December 24. starting at
in o’clock in the morning.
52.00 Per Year Tn North Carolina
Christmas Party By
iii.- Kindergarten Class <»1 Mt>.
John White -arid Mrs;. John I loss ett- j
; tertaiiie.d -their mothers, e randmo
ithersi. friends at a delightful ]
ChrisUo.ts Party Thursday morning i
j in the Elementary School.
I‘rior to til.- party, a color Iftdy
jmg picture of ebildren who had pnr
[tieipated in previous entertainments
j was shown by John Raines. The,
[ group then proceeded to the class- (
[room where the party was held. p
Ernest Carpenter, dressed in a I
tuxedo, aeteil as the butler and
showed the guests in. Refresh-1'
ments of itopeorn, randy, cookies. [
peanuts and punch were served hy
Anne Graham and Kay Kramer.!
who were attired in evening gowns.
The classroom was attractive in.
Christmas decorations, with a
lighted tree beneath which were
many gifts. The walls were lined [
with interesting paintings, draw-i
mgs and sketches which were done!
by the children themselves. Add-;
ing to the gaiety of the affair also |
were multi-colored balloons and j
Santa Clauses distributed about’the
room and a bright red Christmas
stocking hanging on the door, load
ed with confections.
Members of the Kindergarten
Class include: Martin Boyce, Eliz
abeth Anne Baer. Wesley Chesson.
Johnnie Dowd, Anne Graham, Ricky j
Hardin. Ernest Carpenter, Kav!
Kramer. Sue Skiles. Scott Privott.
Robert Wisely, Frank White, Kathy
Weathersbee, Mary Joe Wozelka,
Brad Pugh, Grace Sawyer. Phyllis
Antes, George Metz, Teena John
son. Tommie Nystrom, Bruce Mir
randa and Jim Finley.
HELP FIGHT TB
CHRISTMAS SEA LS
Penalty Will He Im
posed For Failure to
List on Time
Machinery has '.been- set tip for
! listing property in Chowan County
for the purpose of taxation.
Tax .Supervisor William P.
Jones announces a. sehedule: for tax
listers in the four townships of the*
county and . especially calls atten
! t ion to the law which re, pi ire.s all
| property to he listed during Jaiiu
j ary. Mr. Julies was inst meted by
] the County Commissioners to carry
<out the law to the letter, which
[Calls for a penalty of Hi per .cent
of the taxes and a minimum of
I SI.OO if property is not listed in
I January, Furthermore, those who
fail to list their property hy the,
jtimo the April term of Chowan Su
! perior Court convenes' will be pre
sented to the Grand jury.
Tax listers are also required to
i make records of crop acreage, so
I that farm owners add tenants nnfst
: furnish the facts. Thi- informa
tion is. not used for, tax purposes,
: however. ,
Every taxpayer is requirezf to
list property and only females and
' non-residents and. persons physie
-1 : 1 11 y unable to attend and file their
: lists ran appoint agents to list,
' ■•The., schedule, of the tax listers
*». ill be as follow,-.:
First Township: Lister-, Mrs.
Margaret W, Jones and Mrs. Gena
R, Cullipher. Listing every day. in*
the tax office .on tile second floor
; of tile Court ' House.
Second Township: .Lister, Henry
; Bunch; January 5. 12, 1.9 and- -6
al Elliott Belch’- office -if. "Center
Hill; January 7 and 11 at Walter
Miller’s store: January 11 at E'
! arts' store at Cross Hoads; .!aim.'iW
j 21 at Earl Smith’s store; January
I 28 at Coke Nixon’s store.
1 Third Township": Lister. T. f>.
[ Berryman.- January !at Lloyd
j Briggs' store: January BatHi n
rierson Kay I*.ode’s store; January-.
| Bat Lloyd Briggs' store; January’
13 at I.onesojn, Pin.' Service Sta
tion: January 15 at l.lqyd Briggs’
: store: January 2tt at Spivey’s store
.at Ryland: January 22 at ijoyd
■Briggs’ store: January 27 at Hen
derson Rav IVeb'V store: January
.29 at I .lord Briggs’ .-tore.
1 Fourth Township: I.ist 'r. Ward
Hoskins. January l at il. A. Per
ry’s store: January 5 at. E,ester
'.bines’ store; .la tuiai y 9 as IT. A.
I'erryV store: January 12 at Lester
Jones - stme; January, To at H. A.
Perry’s store; January 1!* at Lester
Jones’ store; January 22 at H. A.
Perry’s store; January 2‘i at I ester
Join's’ store; January 29 at H, A.
Hank Os Edenton
Closed December 27
(ri'Mvrnor Luther Hntlffi's bas is
s-\u*f.l :t ]>ro(‘]:mi:ition <>nl«rimr M<*n
• lay. neceiniwr 27. :i D*tral holiday
for banks in the State. The Hank
iof Tvlonton. t horofon*. will Hose
j open until Tuesday morning’, D«>
! comber ‘2B.
i Important hanking business
! should, therefore, ho transactod ac-
Schools Close For
White schools in the Edenton
Administrative Unit closed Friday
■afternoon of last week for the
! Christmas holidays. The srhools
j will remain closed until Monday
morning, January 3.
The colored schools in the unit
closed Wednesday of this Week and
will also reopen Monday morning,
Service At St. Paul’s
The Rev. Gordon D. R< •nnett, rec.
itor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
‘announces that on Christmas eve a
midnight festal chorus. Eucharist
and address will be held at the
church beginning at 11:30 P. M.
Two services will be held on
Christmas morning, the Holy Com
munion at 8 o’clock and choral Eu.
diarist and address at 11 lock.