ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN CHOWAN COUNTY plume XXV.—Number 7. Swine Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Now Schedule ji To Locate In Chowan County Acre of Land Donated By J. Wallace Good win and Son, J. Wal lace Goodwin, Jr. Information was released early this week that plans are being made to locate a Swine Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Chowan County to serve northeastern. North Carolina swine growers. J Final selection of the site was | made by a committee consisting of George Kitrell and Gilliam J Wood, members of the site selec-j tion committee, Dr. Rollins and Dr. Cooperwrighter, State Veteri narians and John Ritzel, Assist ant Commissioner of Agriculture. J. Wallace Goodwin and his i son, J. Wallace Goodwin, Jr., agreed to donate one acre of land on their farm on Paradise Road! for the laboratory. The site se-| lected is at the corner of the lane! leading to H. T. Hobbs’ farm. Swine growers in Northeastern' North Carolina have encountered! severe periodic losses of hogs by, disease for many years. This sec-j tion is too far from the diagnostic i laboratory in Raleigh to afford j prompt and efficient diagnosis of, disease trouble. For several years swine growers in this area have taken sick animals to Ivor, Va., laboratory, where they have re ceived prompt and satisfactory service. The Ivor laboratory has been most cooperative but it is financed by the State of Virginia. “It has been the thinking and planning of the county agents in this area and members of the State Board of Agriculture from this area for several years that we should have a diagnostic lab oratory located in Northeastern North Carolina," said C. W. Over-j man, Chowan County Agent. | "The last General Assembly ap propriated funds for the purpose. Chowan County, being in the heart of Northeastern North Caro- [ lina swine growing area, was des ignated as the most logical place. At last it looks like these dreams will come true and a laboratory will be located here to help grow ers tremendously with their swine disease problems.” Noted Author To Speak In Edenton With National Library Week| scheduled to be observed March j 16-22, one of the highlights in’ Edenton will be an address by I Ovid Williams Pierce, author of “The Plantation,” written in 1954 and one of the finest books with •a southern setting ever written. Another feature of the week will be observance of open house at the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library, which will be held on Thursday, March 20, at which time Mr. Pierce will speak. EASTERN STAR MEETING Edenton Chapter No. 302, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet Monday night, February 17, at 8 o'clock in the Masonic Temple. An initiation will be held at this meeting so that Mrs. Margaret Stanton, worthy matron, urges a full attendance. Ann F. Spruill Has Been Named As Betty Crocker Homemaker Os Tomorrow In Local School Ann F. Spruill has been named | the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow in Edenton. Sfie received the highest score in a written examination on homemaking knowledge and atti tudes taken by girls in' the Edenton Junior-Senior High School. Her examination paper now will be entered in competition with those of 390 other school winners to name this state’s can didate for the title of All-Ameri can Homemaker of Tomorrow and will also be considered for the runnerup' award in the state. For her achievement, she will receive an award pin designed by Trifari of New York. THE CHOWAN HERALD Mrs. George K. Mack Appointed Chowan County Chairman For National Library Week Group Mrs. George K. Mack has been appointed Chowan County Chair man of the National Library Week Committee. The appoint ment was made by Mrs. Grace Taylor Rodenbough, State Chair man. Members of the Chowan County Committee include Miss Ruby Felts, Miss Myrtle Jenkins, Miss Lena Jones, Mrs. S. M. Mc- Mullan, Thomas Shepard, Ernest Kehayes, W. W. Byrum, Mrs. Wil liam A. Graham, Harry Smith, Mrs. W. W. Byrum, Jr., Mrs. Jun ius Davis, the Rev. George B. Holmes and Mrs. Selby Harney, all of Edenton. National Library Week will be celebrated March 16-22. Its pur pose is to encourage the people of the United States to do more reading. “Wake Up and Read!” is the theme for the first year. Marchette Chute, biographer and member of the National Commit tee wrote, “We cannot afford a country of lazy minds and the Highway Meeting Scheduled To Be Held In Edenton Feb. 27th In an effort to become better acquainted with local street and highway problems, the North Car olina State Highway Commission and the administrative staff of the Highway Department is scheduling informal meetings in many sections of the state. The Commission feels such meetings afford an invaluable opportunity for officials at the state, county, and municipal level to understand mutual problems and responsi bilities. Such a meeting has been sched uled to be held in the Chowan County Court House Thursday af ternoon, February 27, at 2:30 o’clock. Commissioners from nine north eastern North Carolina counties are being extended invitations along with municipal officials from twenty-three cities and Clothing Class Being Planned Miss Ann E. Lassiter, home making teacher at the .Edenton Junior-Senior High School, has announced plans for organizing a clothing class. A meeting will be held in the home economics department of the school Monday night, February 17, at 7:30 o’clock, at which anyone interested is urg ed to attend. At that time it is hoped a class can be organized. “There are so many new and better ways of doing things,” says Miss Lassiter, “and we all want to keep up with the times. Would you like to join this beginning clothing class and solve some of your family clothing problems? If so, plan to attend this organiza tional meeting.” | Each State Homemakers of To morrow will receive a $1,500 scholarship and an educational trip with her school advisor to Washington, D. C., Colonial Wil liamsburg, Va., and New York City. A SSOO scholarship will be awarded the second ranking girl in each state. The school of the state winner receives a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The national winner will be named April 17 at a banquet in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The scholarship of the All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow will be increased to $5,000. Girls who rank second, third and fourth in the nation will receive $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000 ' scholarships, respectively. flaentoi rj ;wan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 13, 1958. i boredom that comes from know ing little and caring less. We I cannot afford a nation of non readers.” The sponsors of the nation-wide effort to encourage reading are the National Book Committee, Inc., and the Ameri can Library Association. A Gallup poll of 1955 revealed that 61% of American adults had not read any book with the ex ception of the Bible during the previous year. Twenty-six per cent of the people who had at tended college and 82 per cent of those who attended only elemen tary school could not remember reading a single book during the previous twelve months. In a free democracy well in formed citizens are vital to sur- ; vival. Books are sources of in- j formation and of recreation. Peo- '[ pie who read make good citizens, have the most successful ca- \ reers, and are enriched as indivi- j duals. towns in this section. The meet ing is not designed as an official public hearing of the Commission, but is designed as an informal discussion of the accomplish ments, plans and future objectives under the newly constituted High way Commission: Invitations have been issued to each of our seven Highway Com missioners, as well as to the di rector of Highways, W. F. Bab cock, Secondary Roads Officer Harold Makepeace, Public Rela tions Officer Sam Beard, Chief Engineer Bill Rogers, First Di vision Highway Engineer W. N. Spruill, and Second Division En gineer R. Markham. The highway officials are hop ing that all of the Chowan Coun ty Commissioners and all mem bers of Edenton’s Town Council will attend this meeting. Boy Scouts Will Entertain Rotary Club At Banquet Members of Edenton Boy Scout j Troop No. 158 will be hosts to Edenton ..Rotarians ..tonight (Thursday) at the Scout Cabin at 1 7 o’clock. This will be a father i unique affair for it replaces the annual banquet of the Rotarians j in honoring the Boy Scouts. The Scouts agreed that inasmuch as! they are annually entertained by the Rotary Club, they wanted to show their appreciation by hav ing the Rotarians as their guests. The program will be in charge of Scoutmaster Jack Habit, who urges every Rotarian and every Boy Scout to be present. Marine Sentry Is j Accidentally Killed A tragic accident occurred Wed nesday evening, February sth, at the Edenton Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Corporal Cecil H. McHaffie, Jr., a sentry on duty at the main gate, was fatally wounded by another sentry when a pistol was accident ally discharged. The late Cor poral McHaffie is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mc- Haffie, Sr., of Fordland, Missouri, and a brother, James McHaffie, also of Fordland. The accident occurred at about 5:15 P. M.„ McHaffie was rush ed to the station dispensary, but died soon after arriving, at 5:41 P. M. An investigation is pend ing. LIONS MEET MONDAY Edenton Lions will meet Mon day night, February 17, at 7 o’clock. President Medlin Belch' urges every member to be pres ent. Commissary Opened At Edenton Base j! .... - . i ***>.-* : A*"* l sis mA AJUHHk s».** Safe;,- mk It BBSf nOHm JBBkS. I ,u' If "** . * "W tgfUi ff f Monday was opening day for the new exchange grocery seciion at the Edenion Nava! Aux iliary Air Station. Pictured above, le.t to liijbi, are: Commander Dona d t. DaJion, USN, Public Works Cfiicer; Colonel Frank H. Co'li is, USMC, Commanding Officer; Mayor Ernest P. Kehayes of Edemon; Ma.or R. W. Baker, USMC, officer-in-charge of the Marine Corps Ex change, MCAS, Cherry Point, of which the Edcnfon Exchange is a branch; Mrs. Frank H. Collins; Captain R. M. Boudreaux, officer-in-charge of the Edenton Exchange and Master Ser- j geant C. C. Hook, Non-Comm.ssioned Officer- n-Charge of the Edenton Exchange Grocery ’ Seciion.—(Official Marine Coips Photograph). Mrs. Robert Boyce Is Fleeted President Os \\ omaif s Club Succeeding Mrs. J. M. 1 liorud Religion in the home was the topic of an address by the Rev. George Holmes, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, as mem- 1 bers of the Woman's Club held | their February meeting Wednes day of last week. j Mr. Holmes touched on the ; small things that bring religious 1 awareness into the home with j children and recommended the use of a “common sense ap- ! proach.” He told his audience it is “our responsibility to bring some of this atmosphere into our children’s lives and our homes,” i and he suggested prayer hours for ( the youngsters placed at an hour ; when there is least tension and urged the use of mealtime grace! in simple words. B. And L. Officers Re-elected For At a meeting of the director of the Edenton Building & Loan As sociation held Thursday night thr organization was perfected for thr year 1958. All officers were re elected but R. E. Leary was elect ed executive vice president and Gene Ward was elected secretary, succeeding Mr. Leary. The complete set of officers as elected were: President, J. Cla rence Leary; vice president. Al bert G. Byrum; executive vice president, R. E. Leary; secretary. Gene Ward; assistant secretary. Mrs. William J. White: attorneys. R. C. Holland and William S. Pri vott. 1 All of the directors were re elected at the annual meeting i held Monday night, February 31 and include the following: Albert] Byrum, T. C. Byrum, Jr., R. C. I Holland, F. W. Hobbs, J. Clarence I Leary, R. E. Learv. J. P. Partin. C-. B. Potter and William S. Pri- j vott. [cmC^CALE^^ A professional photographer I will be ai Hotel Joseph Hewes I Thursday, February 27, from 10 A. M„ to 5 P. M„ to take pic- I lures of children free of charge which will appear later in The Herald. Appointments may be Continued on Page 4—Section 1 Postgraduate Medical Lecture Scheduled In Edenton Feb. 19 The next series of postgradu ate medical lectures being offer ed by the University of North Carolina will be held in Edenton on February 19 and in Raleigh on February 20. These two postgraduate courses in medicine are sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Extension Division. The eastern Carolina course, given al ternately at Ahoskie, Edenton and Elizabeth City, is co-sponsored by the First District Medical Socie ty. The Raleigh course is co Mr. Holmes showed a display of Biblical pictures, books and fold ers, and a small prayer table as examples of tangibles that can be placed in the home as reminders, declaring it is around these that some religious atmosphere can be centered for the family. A strong supporter of his top ic, Mr. Holmes said it is the grave responsibility of parents to give \ children the proper religious training in the home and he said improvements can always be made in this endeavor. He advo cated parents taking time but to "teach them (children) some thing," declaring it is away to condition the mind and soul of our children for a time when we (par- Continued on Page 6—Section 1 Valentine Dance At Teen-Age Club The Teen-Age Council Will sponsor a Valentine dance Satur day night, February 15. The dance will be held in the Teen age Club room beginning at 8 o’clock and ending at 11 o'clock., The dress will be semi-formal. A special invitation is extend ed to members of the Teen-Age Council and parents to attend. Chowan County Gets Farm Bureau Award Thirty-seven Tar Heel counties have received awards for achieve ment in farm organization work from the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation. The awards, presented during a recognition program at the Fed eration's annual meeting in ses sion in Raleigh from February 9- 12, were presented to counties who reached their year's member ship quota for county Farm Bu reau units. Among the counties receiving the award was Chowan County. LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday night, Febru ary 18, at the home of Mrs. Paul Holoman. The meeting will be gin at 8 o’clock and Mrs. Bertha Bunch, president, urges a full at tendance. sponsored by the Wake County Medical Society. Dr. Warner Wells, assistant pro fessor of surgery, UNC School of Medicine, will speak at Edenton Wednesday, February 19. His af ternoon lecture will be on “Office Management of Peripheral Vascu lar Disease.” His evening lecture will be on “Radiation Injury.”’ Both lectures in Edenton will be given at the Hotel Joseph Hewes. the first lecture being at 4:30 P. M., and the second lec ture at 7:30 P. M. Edenton Speaker jm $ iifiiilS -^ll3hß .;x*||§§a DR. WARNER WELLS At a postgraduate course in Medicine, Dr. Warner Walls, as sistant professor of surgery. UNC School of Medicine, will soeak at Hotel Joseph Hewes Wednesday. February 19. He will give a lec ture at 4:30 and 7:30 P. M. Oil Painting Bv Linda Downum On Exhibition The fourteenth Irene I.cache Memorial. Exhibit of contempor ary painting by artists who are natives, or residents of Virginia and North Carolina. opened with an artists' preview at the Nor folk Museum of Arts and .Sci ences on Saturday. February 1. It was opened to the public on Sunday. February 2. and will re main on view through February 23; Two hundred and ten artists Continued ox Page 6—Section 1 George Speaks At Lions Club Nick George, science teacher at the Edenton Junior-Senior High School, spoke: to the Edenton Lions Club at its regular meeting Monday evening. Prior to his talk, Mr. George passed out a test which is given to ninth grade gen eral science students, which ap peared to challenge many of the less-erudite Lions. Some state ments made by Robert H. Carl ton. executive secretary of the National Science Teachers’ Asso ciation. from statistics gathered j by the U. S. Office of Education, were felt by the speaker to be in error as they pertained to Eden ! ton. A comparison was made as , follows: Nationally, 75% of stu dents in the 10th grade were en ! rolled in biology; in Edenton the ' figure is 100% since this is a re quirement of the state. Nation , wide 35% of the students were en rolled in chemistry; in Edenton the figure is 50%. Nationwide. 24% of students were enrolled in phvsics: in Edenton the figure is 26%. This showed that in Eden ton students were taking more Continued on Page 3—Section 1 $2,00 Per Year In North Carolina Herald Planning Publish Pictures Os Children Free More Reading V J That book circulation has j greatly increased at the Shepard | Pruden Memorial Library is re l flecied in a comparison of book circulation covering the month of January for the past four years. The January circulation for the past four years is reported as fol lows: January, 1958 901 January, 1957 903 v January, 1956 507 January, 1955 516 j Sunday, Fein 23 Heart Sunday J A very special day in this com -1 munitv will be Sunday. February j 23 rd It Will be Heart Sunday—-the day on which an army of Heart Fund volunteers will march against a formidable foe that is called heart disease. If you have any doubts about the urgency of this army's mis- , sion, these doubts may well be re solved by recalling the frequency with which the term "Heart Di sease" appears in obituary notices . published in newspapers \ Nationally, these diseases are < responsible for nearly 54 per cent < of all deaths. There is good tea- t son to believe that this percent- i age figure applies with reasonable < accuracy to deaths in this com- i mu.nity. The Heart Sunday army is now . ! being recruited. It will consist ] of devoted, public-spirited men and women who will each visit between 15 and 25 homes of their ' immediate neighbors, collecting t for the 1958 Heart Fund. Continued on Page 6—Section 1 Edenton’s Per (Capita Fire Loss Is Estimated At *3.21 For 1957 According to the annual report of the Edenton Fire Department recently released by Fire Chief W. J. Yates. Fdenton's per capita fire loss for 1957. based on a pop ulation of 5.000 was 53.2!. Mr. Yates' report showed that during the- year there were 38 alarms answered in Edenton and. 27.0ut of town, with the fin-men out 28 houis and 55 minutes for the Edenton fires and 38 hours and 15 minutes out of town. For the Edenton fires the fire men traveled 5.5 miles, while 377 miles were traveled for the rural fires. In Edenton 6.450 feet of hose were laid and 3.655 out of town. Ladders were raised 144 feet in Edenton and 48 feet out of 20 Years Ago As Found In the Files of ! The Chowan Herald Chowan County Commissioners refused to allow the county’s an cient and documental history rec ords to be transferred to the his torical commission in Raleigh and instead approved renovation of rooms behind the Clerk of Court's and Register of Deeds office to store the old records. Dr. M. P. Whichard announced that he would give up his medical practice in Edenton March 1 to enter the University of North Concluded on Page 6—Section 1 Sam Tarlton Impressed W itli Cupola House Paneling In N. Y. Sam Tarlton of the State De partment of Archives and History attended a meeting of the direc tors of The North American As sociation of Historic Sites in New York. While there, Mr. Tarlton visited the Brooklyn Museum to see the paneling from the Cupola House on display there. He says it is on permanent exhibition ar ranged so that one appears to en ter it from the street, the exter ior of the first plan being fai*h fight polio . .. GIVE TO THE MARCH OF DIM ESI A Professional Photo grapher Will Be at Hotel Joseph Hewes Thursday, Feb. 27 11 is an undisputed fact that the responsibilities of tomorrow’s world, our nation, and corn mu ni.- I tv will rest upon the shoulders of the children of today. Since this is true the publishers of this newspaper would like to give you a good look at these future "World Builders". The only way we can do this is by publishing pictures of them in a feature series. To assure the latest and. best reproduction pic tures . they must all be of uni form s ize and; quality. An expert children's photogra pher with all the necessary equip ment for this specialized Work, will he in Edenton Thursday, Feb ruary 27, Pictures will be taken at Hotel Joseph. Hewes from 10 A. M.. to 5 P. M.. and appoint ments may be made by calling Mrs. Bill Goodwin, phone 2462. No Charge To Parents There is no charge to the par ents. There are absolutely no strings to this invitation. It is bonafide in every sense of the word. Parents do not have to he subscribers, nor even readers of this newspaper to take advantage of this feature. Neither are they obligated to purchase pictures af ter they are taken. Those who want some additional prints may obtain a limited number by ar rangement with the studio repre sentative when they select the pose they want printed in the pa per It is entirely up to them. The More Pictures, the Better The Herald simply wants pic tures of all the Youngsters and the mote, the better. So the mo thers and fathers of the communi- Continued on Page s—Section 1 town. Volunteer,-, responding to Edenton fires totaled 344, while 488 answered the rural alarms. Property involved in the Eden ton fires was estimated at 5675.- 692:57 and 5160.250.00 out of town Damage estimated in Eden ton was 516.075.00 and 524.525 00 out of town! . Insurance in Eden ton amounted to 5327.742.57 and out of town 544,300.00. During the vear the firemen held 15 fire drills, extended 31 courtesies, answered 10 -still alaims, one false alarm, four emergency calls and two calls outside the county. The firemen were oil the air five minutes and 50 seconds for the Edenton fire, and five minutes and 40 seconds for the out of town fires. 52 Children At Storv Hour The story hour, held Thursday of last week at the Shepard I’m den Memorial Library was a groat success. Fifty-two children were: present to hear stories read and told by Mrs. Ed Bond and Mrs. Eugenia Babylon. The next story hour will be held in the library Thursday afternoon. February 20. at 3:45 o'clock arid Will last one hour Children be tween the ages of 4 and 12 are invited to attend. A larger room will be used so that ./’everyone 1 should be comfortable. fully reproduced The exhibit follows one of an eighteenth century house from the Eastern Short of Maryland and precedes a reconstruction of a very fine dining room from South Carolina of the period of about 1880. Mr. Tarlton who visited the museum on Saturday was im pressed by the thousands of peo ple who were going through it on ! + hat day.