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1 CHOWAN COUNTY
Volupie XXTV.—Number 11.
98 Citizens Will
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Election Scheduled to Be Held *ln Municipal
Building Saturday, March 16 With Polls
Open From 6:30 A. M. to 6:30 P. M.
Whether or not Edenton’s city limits will be extended
south along U. S. Highway 17 will be determined Saturday,
M&rch 16, when a special election will be held tb determine
Saturday, March 2, was the last opportunity for voters
to register for the election and 98 voters have qualified to
cast a ballot for or against the extension.
Hie Noting iplace will be at the Municipal Building in
Edenton and ballots may be cast from 6:30 A. M. to 6:30
P. M. Mrs. George Hoskins is registrar for the election
and J. Frank White and Mrs. A. E. Jenkins will serve as
judges of election.
The general opinion is that the majority of voters will be
cast in favor of the annexation in view of the added advant- -'
ages the area will realize if taken within the corporate limits
Conservation Posters Will
Be Judged Friday, April sth
Chowan Winners Will
Enter District Con
test April 12
Students of the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades ih Chowan County are
busy now preparing their conserva-!
Hon posters. These posters will bej
displayed and judged at the Eden- j
toil Elementary School Friday,!
April 6, at 1 o’clock. The posters
can be about the conservation of
any of our natural resources: Soil,
Water, forest, wildlife, minerals,
Judsyng JfciUjljfeftlullffw, the con
nallfy, artfttlc Ability and neatness,
mdth the most points on how the
conservation idea is presented.
Judges for the county contest will
be agricultural workers from near
Prizes for the first place and sec
ond place winner in each of the
three grades in the county contest
will be ten dollars and five dollars
respectively. These prizes are con
tributed by the Chowan County
Soil Conservation supervisors, L. C,
Bunch, J. A. Webb, Jr., and R. H.
Winhers in the county contest
will enter their posters in the Al-I
bemarle Soil Conservation District
contest at Elizabeth City on Friday,
April 12. The district, contest is
sponsored by the Elizabeth City
Chamber of Commerce. Winding
posters from foe five counties of
Chowan, Currituck, Perquimans,
Pasquotank and Camden will be
judged and prizes will he given to
the first and second place posters
ip eaeft grades in the contest.
Flalis Made For
Churches Will Divide
, . So More People
| Can Attend
'■ An annual Easter sunrise service
for some of the churches of Cho
wan County has been announced by
the Rev. Henry V, Napier, pastor
pf the Center HfiJ Baptist Church,
who is publicity chairman for the
Napier states that for this
year foe churches in tlie county are
dividing so that mote people will
THE CHOWAN HERALD
f Dues Past Due |.
Mrs. J. Clarence Leary, member-j
ship chairman of the Chowan Hos- i
pita! Auxiliary, calls attention (o
I the fact that dues in the Auxiliary
'j are now past due. She urges all
j members to pay at once and, of
,' course, extends an invitation to oth
i era to join the Auxiliary.
“The money is very much need
’ ed and is used for hospital improve
’ ments.’’ says Mrs. Leary, who will
be glad to call and pick up any
duesJf tußuesfod. .
John A. Holmes
Os Woman’s Club
Discusses Subject ofi
In the Home
t A talk on “Christian Education in
j the Home,” by John A. Holmes, Su-
I perintendent of City Schools, fea
jtured the religious theme meeting
of the Edentdn Woman’s Club held
Wednesday of last week in St.
Paul’s Parish House.
Mr. Holmes explained- a home as
a social unit formed by a family re
siding together in one dwelling
| sharing poverty, health and sick-
I ness and births and deaths. He
emphasized the importance of
Christian education in foe home,
pointing out foe necessity of par-1
ents acquainting themselves with
the life and teachings of Christ,
“Before we can give instruction,”
he said, “we must know what in
structions to give. We must de
termine our faith and belief. We
J must decide who is Jesus. If we
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- Eastern Star Officers
Will Be Installed At
Meeting March 18th!
Edenton Chapter No. 302, Order
of foe Eastern Star, will meet Mon
day night, March 18, at "8 o’elock.
At this meeting the newly elected
’ officers will be installed, so that
: Mrs. Edna Reaves, outgoing worthy
matron, urges all members of foe
’ chapter, as well as visiting Eastern
! Star members to be present.
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; Visiting Speaker At ,
St Paul’s Church
f The second preacher for foe Wed
t nesday evening Lenfon service* at
• Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in
t Edenton la foe Rev. John R. Sian
f ton, rector of foe Chwreh of the
, Messiah, Highland Springs, Rich-
* County, North Carolina, Thursday March 14,1957.
CAROLINA MEN’S GLEE CLUB WILL SING IN EDENTON
In above picture is seen members of the Men’s (Nee Clußof the University of North Carolina, who will present a concert in the Edenton Elementary Schopl au
ditorium Wednesday night, March 20, at 8 o’clock. The director at left is Dr. Joel Carter, cousin of Mrs. Eugenia Babylon, director of the Pettigrew Regional Library,
who used her influence to schedule the group for an Edenton concert. Some members of the club were not present « hell the picture was taken. The concert is spon
sored by the Rotary Club, Lions Club. Junior Chamber of Commerce, Woman’s Club. Officers’ Wives Club, Parent-Teacher Association and Pettigrew Regional Lib-ary
■ and it is hoped the auditorium w ill be filled to capacity to hear this outstanding musical organization. Tickets are now on sale at Mitchener’ s Pharmacy and Leggett
& Davis Drug Store or members of the various sponsoring organizations. Tickets w ill also he sold at the door on the night of the performance.
Board Public Works Asks
For Change In Charter To
Provide Staggering Terms
Controversial Matters j
Cause Long Coun- |i
Town Counoilmen could not see I
eyerie-eye on several matters at I
Tuesday night's 'meeting of Town
Council, so that a considerable |
amount of discussion ensued and |
as a result there was a split vote
on two propositions and the meet
ing was held in session until near
the midnight hour.
The Counoilmen started with a
joint meeting with the Edenton;
Sehool Trustees in order to appoint |
a successor to the late J. N. Pru
den. This matter, which could eas-1
ily have been disposed of in a few ]
minutes, brought on a number of|
discussions which lasted until al
The name of William T. Harry
was presented by the School Trus
tees and he was unanimously elect
ed by the two boards to fill the un
expired term of Mr. Pruden. In
fact Mr. Harry was considered fori
the appointment by some of the!
Couneilmen before his name was;
presented and would have, most I
likely, been put in nomination in
event another person had been sub-!
mitted by the school trustees.
What consumed a considerable
amount of time was a motion to |
. reappoint M. A. Hughes for a six-|
year term when his term expires
the first of June. This was agree
able to both boards, but when a
motion was made to re-elect Mr.
Harry for a six-year term when his |
term expires also the first Monday'
in June, there was some objection
based only on the grounds that he!
was a new member on the board j
and would have served only two;
months. The objection, however, |
i was overruled and Mr. Harry, too tl
j Continued on Page s—Section 1
Watson E. White
! VFW Commander
At Meeting Tues-
New Officers Elected
At a meeting held Tuesday night
officers for William H. Coffield
Poet No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wane, were elected.
Those elected wfere: Watsoti Earl
White, commander; George C.
Ward, senior vice commander; Har
old B. Langdale, junior vice com
mander; Robert W. Goodwin, quar-
T , . ,e V .«
Edenton Lions Gub Charter Members ]
Pictured above are charter members of the Edenton Lions Club i
which celebrated its twentieth anniversary at a banquet Monday
night in the Masonic Temple. Front row, left to right. L. S. rum. 1
Geddes Potter, Guy Hobbs, Graham Byrum and West W. Byrum.
Back row, left to right, West Leary, William Privott, Leroy Has
kett, J. Clarence Leary, Hector Lupton and W. J. Taylor, who has
served as secretary-treasurer ever since the club was organized.
George J. Dail, also a charter member, was not present when the
picture was taken. —(Photo by James Griffin)
Total 10,520 Books Loaned
Pettigrew Regional Library
6,207 Books Distribut
ed" In District By
Mrs. Eugenia Babylon, director
of the Pettigrew Regional Library,
1 reports that book circulation totals
1 10,520, of which number 6,207 were
i loaned by the white and colored
; bookmobiles. 'Books distributed by
, the white bookmobile totaled 3,292,
of which 1,173 were in Chowan
County, 671 in Tyrrell County and
1,488 in Washington County.
. Circulation of the colored book
! mobile totaled 2,915, of which 787
were in Chowan County, 1,008 in
Tyrrell County and 420 in Wash
ington County. ,
Total book circulation in Chowan
’ County were 3,794, whir l included
962 books at the Sbepard-Pruden
Library and 872 at foe Brown-Car
Tyrrell County’s total circulation
was 3,056 which included 1,379
books it the* Tyrrell County Li
The total circulation for Wash
ington County was 3,648, which in
cluded 1,566 at foe Washington
County Library and 234 at foe col
The week of March 17 the^vook-
Squirrel nesting boxes, a 'Wildlife
Conservation project undertaken bv
Edenton Cub Scouts during the
month of February, were put out
Saturday under the direction of Soil
Conservationist James Griffin, As
The boxes were placed in the
Brayall section of the county and
accompanying four Cub Scouts
from Den 4, who did the work, were
Bill Sexton, Captain A. Miranda 1
and Mr. Griffin.
A Kprela! Action will h, had'
Saturday, March 16, from 6:30 A.
M, to 6:30 P. .M., to decide wheth
er not to extend foe corporate lim
its of Edenton.
A district meeting of County
Commissioners, accountants and at
torneys will be held in the Chowan
County Court House today (Thurs- J
day) beginning at 10 Ai M. I
Edenton Jaycees will conduct a
light bulb sale Friday night, March
15, beginning at 6:30 o’clock.
Edenton Parent-Teacher Associa
tion will moot Tuesday night,
Mai* 10, at 8 o’clock in foe Eden
ton Elementary School auditorium.
Lions Os Edenton
[ Light Bulb Sale 1
Edenton Jaycees will stage i'
light bulb sale Friday night. March
15, beginning at 6:30 o'clock. Mem
bers of the Junior Chamber stf
Commerce will make house-Vo-house
calls during the evening and are
hope,'ill that many citizens » ill pur
chase bulbs from them.
Edenton’s PTA Will
Health Film Scheduled
To Be Feature of
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Assn,
ciation will meet Tuesday night,
March 19, in the Elementary School
auditorium at 8 o’clock.
Cub Scouts will present colors'
for the meeting and a feature of
the program will he a film, “Health
Careers,” The film will take in all
( liases of health from the medical
profession and research through
technicians and dietitians. The pic
ture should be very interesting to!
members of the high grades in
school as well as adults, so that
Mrs. John J. Ross, president, urges
a full attendance.
Layreaders Will Be
Licensed Sunday At
St. Paul’s Church
J. H. Conger, Jr.. John W. Gra
ham, Ernest Kehayes, J. P. Ricks,
Jr., Tom Shepard, Judge Marvin
Wilson and J. Gilliam Wood, Jr.,
will he licensed layreaders Sunday
at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.
; These Episcopal laymen are li-
I censed to conduct services in the
J Diocese of East Carolina and re
ceive their authority from the Rt.
1 Rev. Thomas Henry Wright, D.D.,
! Bishop of this area.
The men will be presented to the
rector, the Rev. George B. Holmes.
1 Sunday morning at 11 o’clock by
J. H. Conger, Junior Warden of
j the Pariah.
First Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
! William Adams, master of Una
nimity Lodge No. 7, A. F., & A. M .
has announced that an emergent
communication of the lodge will be
held tonight (Thursday) at 8
o’clock. The purpose of the meet
ing, is to confer the first degree
Upoh two candidates, so that a
l&Tgt atfaoujanoo jg lYfpifgtftd
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina.
Delightful Meeting Is
Held Monday Night J
In Masonie Temple
Eden’ton Lions, their guests and 1
visiting dignitaries celebrated the. 1
2(Kh ■rsaryedf their charter
Monday night, March, 11 at the Mi
sortie Temple. The sumptuous din
ner consisting of turkey and ac
cessories was served by the East
ern Star Chapter. The mdbting .
was railed to order by President
Ernest Ward. Jr. .J. Clarence
Leary acted as song loader and led
the group singing, accompanied at
the organ by Earl Harrell. Invo
cation was by the Rev. Earl Rich
ardson. Littlejohn Faulkner of
Wilson- was appointed tail twister
| of the evening and started the fes-!
W. S. Privott was introduced as
toastmaster. Mr. Privott. a char
ter member, was the club’s first
president, and has been active since
that time. Local visitors were rec
ognized and included Mayor and
Mrs. Ernest Kehayes. Mr. and Mrs.
George A. Byrum, president of the
Rotary Club; John A. Holmes, su-!
perintendent of city schools, and a
charter member of the first Lions
' Club in North Carolina. Greetings
. were conveyed to Colonel Frank
'! Collins, commanding officer of the
i Edenton Naval Auxiliary Air Sta
: tion, who was unable to attend, and
Continued on Page 6—Section 1
i Showing Progress
Group to Sing at Eas
ter Service and
The Albemarle Chorus, repivsent
' ing adult singers of the Chowan
- Albemarle area, and organized as
. a civic project “to fill a need in
~ the community,” is making fine
progress under the capable leader
> ship of its choir jlirector, Richard
. j Schuman. During April this group
7\ will sing at the Easter sunrise ser
f vice and over the local radio sta
Mrs. Al Phillips, president of the
organization, again urges people in
I the Chowan-Albemarle section who
>; ran sing or wish to learn to sing,
to become a member of this civic
- dhoir. For music-loving people this
• type of choir instruction, featuring
t both sacred and secular songs. Will
s be an easy way to acquire more 1
i singing enjoyment.
The choir rehearsals are held
- each Friday evening: at 7:30 o'clock
» 4 «ft the Joseph,Hewes Hotel In so«
worn formerly used by the ÜBO.
RED CROSS ....
UNC Glee Club To
Present Concert hi
Edenton March 20
Appear In Elementary
At 8 P. M.
The Men’s (ilee Cluh of the Uni
versity of North Carolina at Chap
el Hill will present a concert in Hv
Elementary School auditorium
Wednesday night, March 20, at 8
The concert is sponsored by the
Rotary Cluh. Lions Club, Junior
Chamber of Commerce, Woman’s
Club, Business and Professional
Women’s Club, Parent-Teacher As
sociation, Pettigrew Regional Li
brary and the Officers’ Wives Club.
Tickets may be purchased from any
member of the above organizations,
as well a s at the Leggett & Davis
Ding Store and Mitchener’s Phar
macy. Tickets will also is* sold at
tile door on the night < f the per
formance. The tickets will cost 90
cents for adults and 50 cents for
children, except that children u-d-r
12 years of age will lie, admitted
free if accompanied by their par
rile Glee i tub is composed of 50
male voices under the direction of
Dr. Joel Carter, a cousin of Mrs.
Eugenia Babylon, director of the
Pettigrew Regional Library.
Tlie Glee Club is an outstanding
musical organization, attracting
audiences wherever they appear.
An evening of good and wholesome
entertainment is assured and the
sponsoring organizations are hope
ful that a capacity crowd will turn
out to hear music at its best.
Tile Glee Club charges no fee
hut transportation, meals and
lodging for a night will lie taken
care of by the sponsors.
1957 Easter Seal
Safe Begins Friday
Ernest J. Ward, Jr., Is
Chairman For Cho
Dates for tile 1957 Easter Seal
campaign in behalf of crippled chil
dren and adults are March 15-Apri|
21. Ernest J- Ward. Jr., chairman
of the appeal in Chowan County,
The 24th annual appeal is expect
ed to lie tile most extensive cam
paign in the history of the Chowan
County Easter Seal Society. Eas
ter Seals will leach more than 2.-
00b homes in the Chowan County
area. Mailing will begin around
"Tile appeal will .give Chowan
County residents an opportunity pi
'contribute funds for maintaining
and expanding services badly’ need
ed to help crippled children and
adults, right in our own communi
ty.” Ward said. “Support of the
entire community will be needed to
j attain the goals set by the society.”
Approximately 90 per cent of the
; funds raised during the annual Eas
ter Seal campaign finances services
i within the state where raised. The
i remainder goes to help support a
national program of service, educa
tion and research.
120 Years Ago
1 As l-'ound In the Files of
The Chowan Herald
North Carolina General Assem
bly met in the historic Chowan
County Court House for a one-day
session headed by Governor Clyde
R. Hoey. The legislators and oth
ers visitors were welcomed by May.
or E. W. Spires. While in Edenton
the visitors were escorted to all
places of historic interest and many
enjoyed boat trips on Albemarle
A fight to the finish was plan,
ned in the wrangle over Represen
tative John F. White’s proposal to
shake up the County School Board.
The House approved Mr. White’s v
appointments, Z. T. Evans, T. I*.
Wand and himself, to replace Mrs.
I George Wood. S. E. Morris, L. W., ;
Brick, Isaac fepm and Z. T. Kv.
An examinftiJ«9n mm galled at the
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