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    TreasjjmOver The Years 1
If :'s By D. McCREADY
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Kdltar’a Nate: Ala U on* m* a Series
•t artle'M wrttteai iy Joka D. Me-
Craady, kead at the Knglhk Depart
ment at Ckowaa Cellege. Mr. Mc-
Crtady tor 1« ,„ear* waa pastor of the
First Baptist tihareb at Morjknton and
Served aa army chaplain in World War
H and waa state chaplain for fee Am
wipaa Legion. Since connected with
Chowan College, Mr. MeCready has
preached at many churches In this Brea.
Throughout our state, belfotial
musics is being heard this Ipilnth,
- as regional choir festivals are
held. At Chowan College on a
recent night several children’s
choirs were included in a pro
gram given toy various churches
of the surrounding section#?
Few of the boys and girls who
are members of these choirs Rea
lize how much some day they
may prize and cherish the experi
ence they are now- having 'Mem
ory in the years ahead wilfrfeng
back beautiful melodies, and
great words of Scripture and of
sacred song will come like? angels
to their aid in times of need.
A stranger had just registered
eat the largest hotel ip one of
reNorth Carolina’s leading cities.
The manager, a plump and pleas
ant man of middle age, noticed
his signature.
“That name of yours," he said,
“interests me.” He went on, to
\ ask whether the man was by
chance related to a minister of
the same last name whom h% had
known years before.
‘Yes—somewhat,” replied the'
guest; “he was my father.” 1
“Really,” exclaimed the mana-|
ger. “Well, I sang in the boys’l
choir in his church.” Then, not
ing the interest in the ,other’s
face, he asked, “Have you a few
minutes? I’d like to show you
something.” He led the' way to
the elevator, while a clerk took
over at the desk.
As they were carried upward,
the hotel man continued the con
versation. “I prize very much,” ,
he said, “what I am about tdj;Show !
you.” ■ i
In a few moments they enter
ed his apartment, and' the'mana
ger showed him a quiet ."nook,
where a solitary picture was’plac
Before them a cherubic boy of
There are more than 200
apparel stores morf than
2,000 retail establishments
—in Norfolk. You’ll find
large selections and wide va
riety—all at down-to-earth
prices in friendly Norfolk.
TrailwayS f
V bus leaves Edenton at 6:20
A. M., 'and arrives <gt~ the
terminal in downtow4 -Nor
folk at 8:40. ;
You can spend the day
leisurely shopping in the
wide variety of stores. Re
turn buses leave downtown
Norfolk terminal at 1:30
and 5:45 P. M., and
in Edenton at 3:50 and 8:00
P. M.
' booth in Trailways Norfolk
terminal. If you’re fior fa-
I miHajr-Aritk the stops in
I Norfolk, stop at the' Shop-
I ping Information booth. The
I Attendants, who will be oh
- I iiOm JWw untH
. I will be glad to provide all
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jfe M CJTJ All T ibg I
ten, clad in the white vestments
of a chorister, smiled across the
“There I am,” announced the
older man; then lie added softly
“How much that picture means to
me!” , -
More and more, men and wo
men will be saying words like
those in the years ahead. One
of the marked developments of
our day is the promotion of mus
ic in the church’s life. And' the
maintenance of choirs for chil
dren and youth has a purpose that
takes in the entire congregation.
The motto of the famous West
minister Choir College at Prince
ton is a vefse from the Bible:
“Let ALL the people praise
A wonderful thing takes place
in a child’s life when music at its
best is given a chance to play its
part during his impressionable
years. The youngster becomes
aware of the sweetness and joy
which belong to true religion, and
the reverence which goes with
genuine worship. He comes to
understand the great words writ
ten of old, “O, worship the Lord
in the beauty of holiness.”
In a noted church in New York
City the huge pipe organ is lo
cated partly by the choir stalls
and partly in the rear of the edi
fice. Across the base of the lat
ter portion are words from the
l last Psalm, written in letters of
If those words may be applied
to a pipe organ, greatest of wind
instruments, their direct and
highest application is to human
beings God’s children, into
whom He has breathed the breath
of life.
VFW Hot Line]
Post 9280
This is the first issue to feature
the “VFW Hot-Line” column
from Veterans of Foreign Wars,
William H. Coffield, Jr., Post No.
9280. I hope the column will
serve its purpose to keep mem
bers and the community inform
ed on the happenings and goings
on of the Edenton VFW.
On Tuesday night, March 11,
nominations were accepted for
1958 officers of the Post. Sev
eral nominations were submitted
through the chair for all Post of
ficers with exception of second
and third year trustees. Tuesday
night, March 18, featured further
nominations and the political bat
tle is on. After the nominations
are closed a list of candidates will
be announced both through this
newspaper and by radio. Elec
tions are to be held the last Tues
day night in March which by my
calendar shows to bp March 25.
Needless to say, which I’m sure
has been said before, that all
members should show enough in
terest to at least help install the
officers that will govern their
post for the next full year,
Saturday,’ March 15, was a day
many folk will remember who
attended the chicken barbecue at
the Post home. There was those
that tried this delicacy for the
first time and vowed to help have
this treat more often. I very
much enjoyed myself and at this
writing, rio one is reported to
have suffered adversely at a very
successful Saturday afternoon.
Earl White, the out-going Post
commander, this week was select
ed “VFW Man of the Week” from
Post 9280. In selecting Earl for
this award, Commander White
was commended for his work,
particularly in promoting mem
bership. With 29 members to his
credit since the first of the year,
Earl now leads the Post in this
department. On March ,1 he re
ported a 100 per cent member
ship. Earl is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Watson White of Edenton
and i£ a native of Edenton. He
served two years with the
Army during World War H*and
took part with General Eisenhow- 1
er’s troops in their campaign in (
Northern France. Earl attended
Wake Forest College for three
years prior to military service.
He now works as supervisor to J.
G. Wood at Hayes farm in Eden
ton. He also serves as stock con-
for Mr. Wood./’ EaVl is
married to the forma- Ruth Perry,
of Edenton. They hfve three
children: Bryant,.age 15, Brenda
age 9, and Jill age 4. Ear! and
his family reside at Hayes term
(in Ldenton. LonifAtuiuionfi,
Post commander for I#§7. j
broadcast live from the VFW
Post home each Saturday after
noon at 3 o’clock is meeting with'
very good success. As you may
or may not know, the doors are
open to the public from 2-5 P. M.,
each Saturday. The dance pro
gram, however, does not stop
with the end of the broadcast.
The juke box is turned on and
cost absolutely nothing. Mothers
and dads, the teetjj are welcome
during these hours and a* member
of the VFW is always on hand to
serve candies, cookies and soft
drinks. No alcoholic beverages
are dispensed during the hours of
2 P. M„ through 6 P. M., on Sat
urdays. Randy Lee and the swing
combo furnish the music and en
On Sunday, March 16, a dele
gation headed by Commander
White, journeyed to Goldsboro,
N. C., to hear the National Com
mander-in-Chief of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, R. L. Rowde
bush. The commander urged all
Posts to continue the membership
drive and to give all eligible vet
erans a chance to become mem
bers of the American Veterans of
Foreign Wars. He spoke out
against certain elements in Wash
ington who are trying to elimin
ate veterans’ benefits. There are
nearly 16 and one-half million
American veterans, some dis
abled. Legislation must not be
allowed that will eliminate any
of the few benefits now afforded
veterans. The National Com
mander journeys to Washington
on March 25 to confer with Pres
ident Eisenhower to outline the
Veterans of Foreign Wars’ pro
gram for the coming year.
Those from Edenton attending
the conference in addition to
Commander Earl White were
Senior Vice Commander George
Ward, Junior Vice Commander
Buck Langdale, Cowboy White,
Jim Basnight and this reporter, i
Wonderful success is reported
at the weekly Saturday night
dances. This dance, at first, show
ed a slow start. During the past
month, however, attendance has
boomed and from all reports ev
erybody indicates a good time by
returning again and again. Since
the dances have been made a per
manent and continuing project as
an entertainment outlet for the
community, the club has been
continuing its decorating project.
A new stage has been constructed
and new white table cloths are
being utilized on all tables. A
new high-fidelity public address
music system is installed and oth
er improvements are planned to
make this a worthwhile club for
all who enjoy visiting with their
neighbors and hayfag good, clean,
•wholesome fun. Admittance to
the Saturday night dance is limit
ed to couples and members only.
You need not be a member so
long as you accompany a young
lady. Admission is only SI.OO per
couple. Music from 9-12 by Ran
dy Lee and his swing combo.
That’s all the news at this
time —see you next week!
Edenton Police Arrest
76 During February
Chief of Police George I. Dail
reports that Edenton police made
78 arrests in January with 76
found guilty as charged. The ar
rests included 50 white males,
eight white females, 18 colored
males and two colored females.
Leading the arrests were 25 for
not having a town automobile
tag, followed with 18 miscellane
ous traffic arrests, 15 for not hav
ing a state license tag. There
were only two drunks arrested
during the month.
Fines amounted to $662.50 and
costs $414.15’, for_a total of sl,-
076.65. Os this amount $261.70
was turned back to the town in
way of officers’ fees.
During the month police an
swered 50 calls, investigated sev
en automobile accidents, recover
ed one stoleii automobile, worked
four funerals, reported 28 street
lights out, extended 19 courtesies,
found 26 doors unlocked, made
12 investigations, answered five
fire alarms and issued 589 park
ing tickets. They made h,®54 ra
dio calls and were ®» one
I hour, 27 Runui&r and 50 Seconds.
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Litter R*w* Snhieet
At 4-fftTub Meeting
The 4-H Club members of the
Rocky Hock*-School presented a
chapel program at their meeting
, on March 13, on the control of lit
ter bugs. This original program
vas given in observance of Ra
tional 4-H Chib Week and fol
lowed theme of Worth Caro
tin* 4-H dubs, which was “Keep
J Worth Carolina Clean and Beau
’the narrator asking evervohe to
stand and take an oath to be a
member of the '“Litter Patrol”. *ll
Members participating in the
program were: Joe Gardner,
Gene Harrell, Billy Nixon, Mar
vin Ray Smith, Carroll Tynch,
Nancy Bass, Janice Bryant, Avis
Bunch, Glenda Bunch, Lillian
Etheridge, Sandra Harrell, Mary
Ellen Ober, and Margaret Tynch. ,
Mutual Troubles
Texan—Texas is a great state.
You can board a train at dawn,
and 24 hours later you will still
be in Texas.
Miss Ohio —We have trains 1
like that in our state, too!
Town Council 1
Proceedings .
Ly d
Edenton, N. C., March 11, 1958 ’
The Town Council met this day
in regular session at 8 P. M.
Members present: Mayor Ernest
P. Kehayes, J. Clarence Leary, J.
Edwin Bufflap, John Mitchener, 1
Jr., George A. Byrum, Luther C.
Parks and Raleigh B. Hollowell.
Minutes of the February meet
ing were approved as read. |
Motion was made by Luther C.
Parks; seconded by J. Clarence
Leary and duly carried that
Charlie H. Jernigan be granted
a permit to operate a taxicab. t
Motion was made by John I
Mitchener, Jr., seconded by J.!
Clarence Leary, and duly carried j
that SIOO be appropriated to the I
Edenton Junior Chamber of Com- •
merce for use in staging its an- 1
nual Chowan County Fat Stock;
Motion was made by Luther C. !
Parks, seconded by J. Clarence
Leary, and duly carried that the I
petition for improvements to Wil- ’
liamson Street and Barker Road .
be withdrawn in accordance with 1
a request by petition signed by i
a majority of the property own- I
ers. 1
Motion was made by George A.
Byrum, seconded by Luther C. 1
Parks and duly carried that the
Board of Public Works be au
thorized to negotiate with C. D.
Lowther for a lot fronting on i
Cemetery Street and that J. Clar
ence Leary and J. Edwin Bufflap
be appointed as a committee to
work with a committee from the
Board of Public Works on this
Motion was made by R. B. Hol
lowell, seconded by George A.
Byrum, and duly carried that the
town engineer, W. F. Freeman,
Inc., be instructed to advertise
for bids for curbing, gutters, and
storm drainage on Albania Street
and that the bids be available for
the Council to review at their
regular meeting ori April Bth.
Motion wps made by George A.
Byrum, seconded by J. Clarence
Leary, and duly carried that town
engineers, Wm. F. Freeman, Inc.,
be instructed to advertise for bids
for completion of. the Hicks
Street project and that the bids I
be ready for the Council to re-1
view at their meeting on April 1
[farm for sale ]
By authority given the undersigned by all the heirs of John j
J. Byrum, deceased, the undersigned will sell at public auction (
for cash to the highest bidder on March 29, 1958, at twelve
o’clock noon, at the Court House door in Edenton, North Caro
lina, that farm formerly owned by John J. Byrum, deceased, lo
cated approximately 18 miles North of Edenton near Ryland,
lying in Third Township, Chowan County, North Carolina, des
' cribed as follows:
(1) Commencing at the gate on the main road running South
23J/2 degrees West 6 chains to a dead pine, then South 88 de
grees West 8 1/10 chains to a sweet gum in the center of
; branch, then along center of said branch to the run of Sandy
run swamp, then along run of swamp to Donnie Byrum’s line,
then along said Donnie Byrum’s line to the first station, con
taining thirty-six (36) acres. This being John J. Byrum’s part
of the land owned by his father C. S.. Byrum, deceased, home
i pla6e.
[ (2) A small tract of land adjoining the above bounded as
follows: Beginning at a pine stump, where J. J. Byrum, R. S.
| Ward and J. D. Ward corners running an Easterly course 55]/? ,
feet to the New road, thence a Southernly course along New i
Road to J. J. Byrum’s line 380 feet, thence a Southernly course
along said line to the first station. Containing one-fourth acre,
more or less.
This land has the following allotments :
. < Reserved and excepted from the above land is the Byrum
family graveyard containing approximately one-half acre, the
boundaries of which have been marked.
, / The successful bidder at this sale will be required to make a
deposit of five £5%) per cent of his bid pending advanced bid,
said sale to remain open for ten (10) days for advanced bid to
be made to the undersigned. In event of advance bid there will
be a Re-sale of this property.
Mayor Kehayes appointed Ra
leigh B. Hollowell to work with
a committee from the Chamber
of Commerce relative to a park
ing area in the rear of business
firms on the east side of Broad
Street between King Street and
Queen Street.
Motion was made by J. Clar
ence Leary, seconded by J. Ed-1
win Bufflap, and duly carried
that Jesse L. Harrell be appoint
ed to the Board of Trustees of
Chowan Hospital for a term of
three years. i
Motion was made by John
Mitchener, Jr., seconded by J. ‘
Clarence Leary and duly carried
that Electric and Water Depart
ment bills in the amount of $48,-
882.60 be paid.
Motion was made by George A.
Byrum, seconded by J. Edwin
Bufflap and duly carried that
Town of Edenton bills in the
PHONE 4442
906 Greenleaf Street Elizabeth City, N. C.
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Cooperation pays on
the party line, too
Whenever people cooperate things work smoother,
faster, better. Certainly this is true of the telephone
party line. When you surrender the line immediately
in an emergency, hang up the receiver carefully, and
use the line sharingly you help everyone to a bigger
share of better telephone service . . . includmg
<njgjg, „
Nor. & Car. Tel. & Tel Co.
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Elizabeth City - Edenton - Hertford
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amount of $3,373.24 be paid as
Coastal Office Equipment Co.,
$7.53; The Chowan Herald, $17.00;
L 8T C Mayers, $107.88; William
ston Office Supply, 40c; Norfolk
& Carolina Tel. & Tel. Co., $4.55;
Norfolk & Carolina Tel. & Tel.
Co., $9.20; Twiddy Sign Service,
$20.00; Sinclair Refining Co.,
$174.83; Bancraft Cap Co., $24.67;
Edenton Ice Co., $38.18: Pioneer
Mfg. CoT, $19.75; Bunch’s Auto
Parts. $31.10; 8.8. H. Motor Co.,
, $47.99; Town of Edenton (City
i Tags), $2.00; Bruce Whitehurst,
. $29.00; Dail & Ashley Machine
Shop. 85c; Norfolk & Carolina
Tei. & Tel. Co., $13.13; C. W. Wil
liams, $17.86; Railway Express,
$6.24; Sinclair Refining Co.,
$19.74: W. F. Miller, $25.00; Dail
& Ashley Machine Shop, $1.50:
Ricks Laundry, $6.00; Byrum
Hardware Co., $7.39: Motorola
Communications & Electronics,
Inc., $30.00; Southern Oxygen 1
Co., $12.14; Volunteer Firemen,
$193.00; Sinclair Refining Co.,
$281.74; Thurston Motor Lines,
$18.47; Dail & Ashley Machine
Shop, $1.80; M. G. Brown Co.,
Inc., $13.47; 8.8. H. Motor Co.,
$22.73; Bunch’s Auto Parts,
$310.37; Hobbs Implement Co.,
$13.58; Edenton Ice Co., $23.00;
Ack Ack Exterimnating Co.,
$15.00; Edenton Tractor & Imple- i
ment, $52.88; Albemarle Motor
Co., $31.00; N. C. Equipment Co.,
$40.42; Hampton Roads Tractor &
Equipment Co., $218.00; Superior.
Stone Co., $64.97; Norfolk South- '
Campen-Smith I
Phone 2412 EDENTON, N. C. Phone 2211 |
Public notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing between
Henry G. Quinn and H, M. Phthisic, trad
ing as P & Q Food Center and sometimes
known as P & Q Super Market has been
The undersigned Haywood M. Phthisic,
gives public notice that he is no longer as
sociated with Henry G. Quinn in the op
eration of any business and is not respon
sible for any debts or obligations which
may be incurred by said Henry G. Quinn
in the operation of any business.
This 10th day of March, 1958.
Haywood M. Phthisic*
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I Chorniy
*445 8085
Fifth Zji^r
8 Years Old
| Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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1 ern Railway, $598.27; Kennan &
, Corey PlumbiwfoCo., $2.85; Blue
, Ridge Stone Corp.,-$169.73; Eden
ton Construction Co., $276.25;
| Mrs. M. L. Bunch, $25.75; High
Point Blue Printers, $25.00; Rail
way Express Agency, $2.88; Eden
-1 ton Chamber of Commerce,
1 $103.00; Ernest P. Kehayes,
1 $25.75; Nationwide Fire Insurance
| Co., sllO 00; Ernest J. Ward, Jr.,
'; $39.40; Wall Street Journal,
. $20.00.
! There being no further business
the Council adiourned.
' Clerk.

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