North Carolina Newspapers

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.
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.
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
Such a meeting has been sched
uled to be held in the Chowan
County Court House Thursday af
ternoon, February 27, at 2:30
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
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
Accidentally Killed
A tragic accident occurred Wed
nesday evening, February sth, at
the Edenton Naval Auxiliary Air
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
Edenton Lions will meet Mon
day night, February 17, at 7
o’clock. President Medlin Belch'
urges every member to be pres
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 . ..
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
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.

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