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Volume XXV. —Number 15.
New Fiberglass Ind\|ltry
Organized In Edenton; || rm
Using W. D. Holmes Building
Will Specialize In Va
WILL EMPLOY 15
S. L. St. John of Ware
ham, Mass., Will Be
Incorporation papers have been
filed with the Secretary of the
State Thad Eure for a new manu
facturing company to be located
in Edenton specializing in fiber
glass products and associated
equipment. The company, to be
known as Edenton Industries,
Inc., is being organized and fi
nanced by a local group of busi
nessmen. It is authorized at
SIOO,OOO with approximately $30,-
000 as the initial investment.
In making the announcement,
Joe Conger, Jr., president of the
Edenton Development Corpora
tion, acting in behalf of the or
ganizing committee, said the firm
will employ 15 or more people
when normal production is estab
lished. The company will begin
operations this month.
Conger said the new enterprise
is the result of over three months’
negotiations by the Chamber of
Commerce, the development cor- j
poration and local individuals I
with S. L. St. John of Wareham,
Mass., who will be executive
vice president and general mana
ger of the company.
Edenton Industries, Inc., will
have headquarters at 412 South
Broad Street in the former W. D.
Holmes Wholesale Grocery build
ing. About 10,000 square feet of
space will be used immediately,
with 10,000 square feet available'
for future expansion.
Continued on Page 3—Section 3
C. Os C. Issues
The board of directors of the
Edenton Chamber of Commerce
has approved a fishing news bul
letin to be distributed soon to
sports editors and others inter
ested in current fishing informa
tion. It will be issued monthly
or oftener during the fishing sea
son by the Chamber’s Tourist
and Recreation Committee.
In making the announcement,
Chairman Scott Harrell said the
first issue will be distributed this
month and will contain current
information on the species of fish |
running, the approximate size and
where they are being caught.
The bulletin will also list fish
generally found in the Edenton
area. Harrell said the bulletin is
the result of many inquiries the
Chamber receives for this type of
information and the committee
, recommended that a bulletin be
Chairmen Will Meet,
Tonight To Plan For
May Day Festival
Tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock
room mother chairmen in the
Junior-Senior High School and
Elementary School will meet to
complete plans for the May Day
The meeting, will be held in the
Parish House and all chairmen
are espeoialy requested to bring
information regarding material
needed for decorating booths at
the May Day celebration.
Hie May Day Festival will be
held in the Edenton armory
Thursday, May 1.
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Youth In Charge Os Services At
Rocky Hock Church April 13th
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A new experience is in the
making for the people of Rocky
Hock on Sunday, April IS, This
Is tj»e day. whin young people
from ages "toe through twenty
At 10 A. M., young people will
open l all departments at the Sun
THE CHOWAN HERALD
E. W. Spires Announces He Will
Not Seek Re-election As Clerk
Os Court In Primary Election
Clerk of Court E. W. Spires,
who is recuperating at a Rich
mond hospital, this week made
the announcement that he will
not be a candidate for re-election
to this important county office
which he has filled for 17 years.
Mr. Spires’ statement follows:
“I will not be a candidate for
re-election as Clerk of the Super
ior Court. After careful consid
eration, I have reached the con
clusion that in the interest of my
health, I should not attempt an
other four-year term.
“I am deeply grateful for the
many assurances of support
Revival Services Announced At
Baptist Church April 13 To 20
Throughout next week a series
of revival services will be held
at the Edenton Baptist Church
with the Rev. Fritz D. Hemphill
of Hickory, N. C., bringing the
messages and the church choir
rendering special music for each
The pastor, the Rev. R. N. Car
roll, announces that the revival
will open at the 11 o’clock morn
ing worship hour on Sunday,
To Install New
Set Os Officers
The VFW Auxiliary will meet
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in
the Post home, the feature of the
meeting being installation of of
ficers for the year.
The officers, elected early in
March, who will be installed are
President, Pattie Jordan; senior
vice president, Dora Stillman:
junior vice president, Doris Camp;
secretary, Fern Leary; treasurer,!
Betty Perry; chaplain, Mary Cof
field; guard, Dorot+iy Lacost; his
torian, Dora Stillman; trustee for
one year, Virginia Oliver. Dora
Stillman, immediate past presi
dent, will be the installing officer.
All members are urged to attend
VFW members are also remind
ed of the district meeting to be
held Saturday, April 12, in the
armory at Ahoskie. The speaker
for the occasion will be Depart
ment President Maude Osborne of
Ayden. It is hoped many Eden
ton members will attend.
20 Years Ago j
As Found In the Files of
The Chowan Herald
Thirteen music pupils at the
Edenton High School won the
right to participate in the stale
music contest io be held in Char
lotte. The group included Nor
ma Perry, Catherine Reeves,
Jennie Ruth McAlily, Winifred
HoUowell, Janie Milchenex, Doris
Brown, Annie Macon Byrum,
Anne Chappell, Do-ris Jean Leary.
Eleanor Harrell, Dorothy Parker.
Julia Burtpn and Grace Wilkins.
Edenton High School's Band,
under the direction of C. L. Mc-
Cullers. accepted an invitation to
participate in the Gallopade in
Lloyd C. Burton was elected
Continued on Page 2—Section 3
who will occupy the choir, serve
as ushers, deacons and a youth
will deliver the morning message.
The evening services will be
similarly conducted, with Train
ing Union at 7 P. M., and worship
service at 8 P. M. Juniors will
have most of the responsibility
lot the night program, although
older youth will be included.
, which have been given me by
I friends from every section of our
“Also, I would like to express
my gratitude to our people for
having permitted me to serve
them in this capacity during the
past seventeen years. Likewise, I
desire to thank most sincerely
the court and other officials of
the town and county, the law en
forcement officers, and the mem
bers of the Bar for the coopera
tion which they have given me
during these years.”
A native of Elizabeth City,
Continued on Page 6—Section 1
April 13, and will close at the
evening worship hour on the fol
lowing Sunday night, April 20.
Only evening services will be
held from Monday through Fri
day at 7:30 o’clock with no ser
vices being scheduled for Satur
For the convenience of those
attending, the nursery will be
open for all services and the pub
lic is cordially invited to attend.
if Tag Day i
Mrs. Kermil Laylon. Chairman
of the Chowan County cancer
campaign, announces that a lag!
day will be observed in Edentoa
Saturday. April 12. from 10 A. M..
to 5 P. M.
Majorettes of the Edenion Jun
ior-Senior High School Band,
dressed in their uniforms, will
serve as salesmen and will be on
Broad Street to lag every person
who will make a contribution.
D And M Superette
Holds Open House
Today (Thursday) Friday and
Saturday Percy Dail and Dan
Morgan will observe grand open
ing of their D & M Superette as
a member of the Red & White
Food Stores. In connection with
the opening prizes will be award
ed Friday and Saturday, with the
major prize being a 1958 model
Westinghouse washing machine.
To be eligible for prizes, which
included grocery baskets, it is
only necessary to register each
time the store is entered, al
though no children under 12 years
I of age may register.
The Red & White organization
has 7,200 independently owned
stores in 44 states and Canada
and through this arrangement the
stores benefit by better prices and
fresher and higher quality mer
Dail and Morgan are offering
a number of bargains during the
opening days, and cordially invite
the general public to visit the
Os HD Clubs
Meets April 18
The 25th District Federation of
Home Demonstration Clubs will
meet Friday, April 18, at 10 A. M.,-
in the Dr. W. T. Griggs High
School at Poplar Branch, with
Currituck County as hostess to
the federation this year. Regis
tration will begin at 10:30 A. M.
Chowan Club women are urged
to plan to attend this event,
which is considered the highlight
of district activities being held
annually. The Rev. Burkett Ra
pe r, president of Mount Olive
Junior College, will be the speak
er for the day.
The presentation of the gavel
is made to the county having the
best percentage of club members
attending the meeting. This gav
el is much sought, after and the
Continued on Page 3—Section 3
'.enton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, April 10,1958.
Grand Champions At Fat Stock Show |
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In above picture is Bryant White, who exhibited th; grand
champion steer at the Chowan Fat Slock Show and Sale. At
left is Mayor Ernest Kehayes presenting an award lo young
White and in center is Henry G. Quinn, who purchased the
steer for the P & Q Super Market. In bolter picture Murray
Baker is shown with the grand champion pen of hogs exhibited
by Leon Evans, which were purchased by Mr. Bak.>r.
For Lions Variety
Show Friday Night
Group of Prizes Will
Be Given Away at
Arrangements have been com
pleted for the 11th annual Lions
Club Variety Show which will be
presented in the Edenton Elemen
tary School auditorium Friday
night, April 11, at 8 o’clock.
Frank Roberts is director of the
show 'and will act as master of
ceremonies. He is very well
pleased with the talent lined up!
for the show and believes this
year’s affair will be even better!
than previous shows sponsored by i
A feature of the program will
be giving away of a number of I
items during intermission. These
prizes will be as follows: A. toy
tractor from Byrum Implement
Company, two feather pillows
from Belk-Tyler’s, a case of Dou
ble Cola from Barrow Bottling
Works, a toy tractor from Hobbs
Implement Company, a brass and
black wrought iron magazine rack
from Albemarle Furniture Com
pany, free grease job from Chas.
H. Jenkins Motor Co., free wash
Continued on Page 3—Section 3
Meeting April 22
The Auxiliary of Ed Bond Post
of the American Legion will meet
Tuesday night, April 22, at 8
o’clock at the home of Mrs. Paul
Holoman. The meeting was post
poned from Tuesday night, April
15, due to the Baptist revival.
Mrs. Bertha Bunch, president,
urges all members to plan to at
Deed Given State For Acre Os
Ground For Swine Diagnostic
Laboratory In Chowan County
J. Wallace Goodwin and son,
Wallace, Jr., Have contributed ap
proximately an acre site tor the
Swine Diagnostic Laboratory to
be located in Chowan County.
The area has been surveyed, plots
made and the deed made to the
State of North Carolina.
Mr. Goodwin mailed the deeds
to Dr. H. J. Rollins, State Veter
inarian, last week. The site is 10.
L. S. Byrum, Chairman of the'
Chowan County Board of Elec-1
tions. has been notified by the
State Board of Elections that the 1
final date for candidates to file
for the primary election Satur
day, May 31, will be Saturday,
April 19. at 12 o'clock noon.
Mr. Byrum stated that he will
strictly adhere to the order and
that no names will be accepted
after the noon hour on April 19.
Local Students In I
Easf Carolina College’s annual
district typewriting contest will
bring to the Greenville campus|
today (Thursday) business stu-|
dents from more than 40 schools
in 15 counties in the eastern sec-]
tion of the state.
Competing for awards in the
event will, be 78 advanced s*u-|
dents of typewriting and 37 be-,
ginning students. These pa>-tici-}
pants were selected to represent!
their schools in preliminary!
county contests conducted this:
spring either at the college or in j
high schools in the area. Those!
eligible to compete represent the
top one-fifth of those entered in
each of the county events.
Contestants from Chowan;
County and the schools they rep
resent are as follows:
Beginners Margie Ann Har
rell and Patsy Privott of Chowan; .
Billy Elliott and Deanna Hollo- !
well of Edenton.
Advanced Joseph Wiggins of,
cated on the Paradise Road about
three miles out of Edenton. Ac
cording to Dr. Rollins construc
tion of the laboratory is to begin
This laboratory is to serve
swine growers in Northeastern
North Carolina and as far as
growers wis hto bring their
sick hogs for diagnosing. Further
information will be given when
construction gets under way.
! Town Councilmen
Hold Brief Meeting
On Tuesday Night
Opening of Street Im
Edenton’s entire Town Council
j attended the banquet of the
Eastern Firemen’s Association
held in the American Legion
■ building Tuesday night and al
i though the April meeting did not
' get under way until 8:30, the
Councilmen waded through the
I month’s business in record time
so that they were able to adjourn
I shortly before 10 o’clock.
| Following the reports of Chief
of Police George I. Dail, Super-!
intendent of Streets Frank
Hughes and Fire Chief W. J. |
Yates, the Councilmen granted |
permission to transfer the fran
chise of one of Charlie H. Jerni- 1
gan’s taxicabs to John Harris and
Harris was granted a franchise to
operate one taxicab.
The State Highway Commission
requested changing the speed lim
it on that portion of West Queen
Street between Elton Boswell’s
house to Daniels’ Pure Oil station
from 35 to 45 miles per hour. The
Councilmen were of the opinion
that due to a great deal of traf- j
sic at various times at the Eden
ton Marina, the State Highway!
officials make a survey of traffic |
before any action j s taken.
Bids were scheduled to be]
opened for street improvements ]
on. Albania Street, but the engi
neer failed to insert the proper |
newspaper advertising required!
Continued on Page 2—Section 1
Eastern N. C i
In the neighborhood of 250 fire
men from Eastern North Carolina. |.
together with officials of Edenton j (
and Chowan County, gathered ini
the American Legion building!
Tuesday night for the annual I
meeting of the Eastern Carolina j
Firemen’s Association, for which'
the Edenton firemen were hosts. 1 1
A delicious meal composed of ,
barbecued chicken and pork, to- •
gether with the trimmings
served by the firemen in record •.
time so that in short order the j
guests enjoyed a first class .meal, j
Edenton’s fire chief, W. J. ,
Yates, presided at the meeting (
and before Luther C. Parks was
called upon for the invocation 1 (
Chief Yates requested everybody (
to stand with bowed heads for a> (
brief period in memory of the 1
late Fire Chief Cap’n Dick Hall, i *
who was well and affectionately j
known by most of the firemen i j
present. A large picture of Cap’n | (
Dick was placed in front of the j }
banquet tables. i ]
At the conclusion of the meal i
Chief Yates gave a brief history!-
of Edenton and thumb-nail
sketches of the various points of
historical interest. He also intro
duced the guests which included
Town Councilmen, members of
the Board of Public Works, Coun
Continued on Page 2—Section 3
CUB SCOUT PLANNERS
WILL MEET APRIL 21st
J A meeting of the Cub Scout
[ planners will be held Monday
: night, April 21, at 8 o’clock at the
i Lions Club. All members of the
| group are requested to make
plans to attend.
(civic calendar’ l
I -V P
Edenton Lions Club Variety
Show will be staged in the Ele-1
i menlary School auditorium Fri
day night. April 11, at 8 o'clock.
May Day Festival will be held
in the Edenton armory Thurs
day. May 1.
Room mother chairmen in the
Edenton schools will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o'clock in the
Parish House to complete plans
for the celebration of a May Day
A story hour will be held at
the Shepard - Pruden Memorial
Library this (Thursday) after
noon from 3:45 to 4:45 for chil
dren 8 to 12 years old.
Edenton's Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation will meet Tuesday night
April 15. at 8 o'clock in the cafe
teria at the Junior-Senior High
Continued on Page 2—Section I
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina
Rocky Hock Pupils
Win Four Places
In Poster Contest
Margaret Tynch, Gene Harrell, Carroll Tynch,
Jean Goodwin, Nancy Bass and Robert
Wayne Bass In District Competition
Rocky Hock School pupils won
four of the six places in the an
nual Conservation Poster Con
test held Friday at Chowan High
School, Competition was very
| keen with the judges doing a
lot of “scratching heads” before
j the final placing was decided,
j Judges for the county contest
were Assistant County Agents
! Audrey Harrell and David Spruill
and Soil Conservationist W. C.
| Boyce, all from Bertie County.
1 The contest is sponsored by \
ftie Chowan County district sup
ervisors of the Albemarle Soil
Conservation District. Prizes of
$lO for first place and $5 for
second place in each grade will!
be given later at the schools.
Margaret Tynch of Rocky |
Hock School won first place in
the fourth grade. Her poster t
was titled “We Study Conserva
tion.” It gave the conservation ,
pledge, showed a conservation!
farm and four students holding
conservation posters showing i
edenton Majorettes Win Top
Honor In Contest At Kinston
Majorettes of the Edenton Jun
| ior-Senior High School Band did
i themselves proud Monday of this
I week when they participated in
the Dixie Majorette Association
contest held in Kinston. The As
sociation t'.kes in three states.
North and South Carolina and
The Edenton majorettes walk
ed off with first place in the team
baton twirling and strutting con
test, and were awarded a beau- *
Chowan NCEA Unit
Banquet On April 18
The Chowan local NCEA unit
plans to stage a community ban
quet Friday night, April 18, at
7:30 o’clock. The speaker for the
occasion will be John W. Magiil,
associate director for the educa
tion of mentally handicapped ofi
the Division of Special Education
of the State Department of Edu
The NCEA chapter extends a I
cordal invitation to all school
teachers, school patrons, school |
officials and any who are inter- j
ested in education to attend this |
very important meeting. Thej
place of the meeting, either at the j
Chowan Community Building or
the Chowan High School gym
nasium, will be definitely an
nounced in next week’s Herald.
FIRST DEGREE TONIGHT
AT MASONIC MEETING
Daniel P. Reaves, master of
Unanimity Lodge No. 7. A. F. fc
A. M., has called an emergent
i communication to be held tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock. The pur
pose of the meeting is to confer
the first degree, so that a large'
attendance is requested.
Woman’s Club Camellia Show
Proves To Be Very Successful
I The Edenton Woman’s Clubi
j held a Camellia Showing Wednes
i day of last week at the Parish
t House in conjunction with the
monthly meeting of the club. All
local camellia enthusiasts were
invited to exhibit their camellia
blossoms. The showing was open
to the public from 2:30 to 5 P. M.
This was Edenton’s first ca
mellia show and was far more
successful than was anticipated.
In connection with the showing
Mrs. J. D. Elliott, Chairman of
the garden committee of the Wo
man’s Club, had this to say:
“I was delighted to see so many
camellias pouring in Wednesday
morning. I was surprised to find
there were so many lovely ca
■ mellias in _ Edenton. We hn 1
, planned a full-fledged camellia
show this year in place of our
( annual flower show, but we were
forced to abandon the idea be
! cause -of the extreme cold weath
WITH A CHECKUP
i good conservation farming prac
Nancy Bass of Rocky Hock
1 1 School won second place in the
fourth grade. Her poster was
i titled "Join Hands In Consierva
- tion." It showed “Mr. Bass" and
. j “Mr. Bunch” joining hands across
: their farms with the conserva
tion practices they have installed
spelled out on their fingers. The
background part of the poster
showed conservation farming.
Gene Harrell, also of the
Rocky Hock School, won first
place in the fifth grade. His
poster showed a scroll with the
written message of “Wanted
Men to Use: Cover Crops,
Drainage, Snip Crops, Wildlife
i Protection. Irrigation. Wages—
A Better Life For All.” The
j two side scenes showed these
j conservation practices on the
I Cairoll Tynch, one of last
year’s winners from Rocky Hock
Continued on Page 4—Section 2
| tiful trophy as a prize.
The group of Edenton majnr
| ettes participating in the contest
' were Patricia Bunch, chief. Lin-
I da Leary, Brenda Moonev. Ruth
Stokely, Ann Spruill and I.orean
White. They were accompanied
by Billy Cates as a drummer for
1 the contest.
Accompanying the group to
Kinston were Mrs. John Bunch,
Mrs. Leon Leary and Miss i.ula
1 Williams, band director.
Effort Beings Made*
To Again Organize
Efforts are now under way to
reorganize the Albemarle League.
A meeting was held at Hertford
Friday night, when it was indicat
ed that Camtuck. Hertford and
I Edenton are receptive to forming
T. P. Forehand of South Mills,
president of the league, stated he
I planned to contact a number of
towns in an effort to line up six
| or eight clubs, including Colum
i bia, Plymouth. Windsor. Eliza
| beth City and Great Bridge, Va.
! Another meeting is scheduled
jto be held in Hertford Friday
night. April 18 and fans interest
ed in baseball this summer are
urged to attend.
LOCAL STUDENT NAMED
TO DUKE DEAN'S LIST
Michael Taylor Malone, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Malone, has
been named to the Dean's List
at Duke University for the past
To qualify for the Dean’s List,
a student must have at least a 3.0
' average out of a possible 4.0 aver
er we had m February. Rather
than be completely outdone, we
decided to get together as many
camellias as we could and show
them at our April meeting. The
response was terrific. Murriel
Byrum alone had a large table
filled with different varieties and
many others had beautiful ex
hibits, so that the show was very
Other very beautiful exhibits
were made by Mrs. John G.
Wood, Mrs. J. G. Perry, Mrs. J.
Clarence Leary, Sr., Mrs. A1
Phillips, Mrs. Thomas Byrum.
Mrs. Ep Debnam, Mrs. John Pav
lich, Mrs. Hubert Williford, Mrs.
P. G. Perry, Mrs. Jimmy Earn
hardt, Mrs. S. W. Taylor, Mrs. ,
Watson Bell, Mrs. Richard P.
Baer, Mrs. W. H. Coffield, Mrs.
Roy Spruill, Mildred Mun
den. Mrs. Lewis Lagry, Mrs. Rob
ert Smith, Mix. Graham Byrum.
Mrs. W. J. Daniels. Mrs. Jack
I Mooney and Mrs. W. I. Hart,