Volume XXV—Number 24.
Is Called To Decide Sheriff
And County Commissioner
Earl Goodwin and Ben
bury Wood Request
Rumoff Which Will
Be Held June 28th (
Before the deadline Monday of
this week, two candidates in the
recent Democratic Primary Elec-i
tion notified L. S. Byrum, Chair- 1
man of the Chowan County Board
of Elections, that they requested
a second pirmary election to de
cide the winner. The election j
will he held Saturday, June 28.
Earl Goodwill seeks a run-off
election to decide who will be I
Sheriff of the County. J. A.
Bunch, incumbent, lacked only 14
votes of having a majority in the
three-cornered contest in the first
primary election. Bunch polled
1,006 votes. Goodwin ran second
with 936 votes and Herman White
trailed with 83 votes.
Mr. Goodwin says that he has
given his request for a second
primary considerable thought and
consideration and that a large
number of his friends have urged
him to call for the election. Good
win trailed Sheriff Bunch by I
only 70 votes and he believes he;
will receive a goodly number of
the 83 votes which went for White I
in the first election.
The other candidate calling
a second primary election is Ben- 1
burv Wood for the office of Coun-1
ty Commissioner from she Fourth
Township. The office became va
cant when Joe Webb, veteran
Continued on Page 6—Section 1
Philip McMullan, Jr. I
Graduates At U Os P|
Philip S. McMullan, Jr., son of>
Mr. and Mrs. P. S. McMullan, was!
among the candidates listed,
dates for the degree of master of!
business administration at thei
202nd commencement of the Uni-)
versity of Pennsylvania, held in
Philadelphia Wednesday morning.
McMullan, who received the de
gree of master of science in me
chanical engineering from Duke
University in 1953, has been tak
ing advanced studies in the grad
uate division .of the Wharton
School of Finance and Commerce
at Pennsylvania, where he has
majored in industrial manage
A class of nearly 2,300 men and
women from 31 states and 37 for- J
eign countries were graduated at (
the exercises, which were con-i
ducted in the Municipal Auditor
ium adjacent to the University
Rosa Hollo well
Is Chosen “Miss
Colonial” For ’SB
In the beauty contest to select
“Miss Colonial of 1958,” held in
connection with opening of the
J 958 season of the Albemarle Lea.
gue, Miss Rosa Hollowell was
chosen as the queen Tuesday
evening and was crowned just be
fore the Colonials faced Hertford
on the baseball diamond. The
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Marsh Stresses Water Safety At
Meetings Os Local 4-H Qubs
Bob Marsh, assistant county
agent, Chowan County, stressed
the importance of boating and
swimming safety at two local 4-H
Club meetings held last week.
The Gliden Local 4-H Club met
at the home of Dan Ward on Mon
day night and the Rocky Hock
4-H Club met at the school on
Tuesday night. Since this is
swimming and boating season, Mr.
Marsh stated that it is very im
portant for all 4-H Club members
as well as other people to observe
safety rules when in the water.
- Tour boy* were almost drown
ed when only 150 yards from
shore at Edenton on Sunday
night, June 1, These boys left
home in a boat to spend the night
on an island. Tne weather was
shorn Their hosti mnsiTpH whpn
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Edenton Fireman Honored
In the above picture W. C. Bunch. Jr., manager of the Eden
ton Sears Catalog Store, is presenting a certificate of appre
ciation to A1 R. Owens for 40 years continuous service as an
Edenton fireman. The certificate was provided by the Allstate
Insurance Company, which conducted a survey to learn the
oldest active firemen in the Slate.
Patrolman W. F. Miller Nips In
Bud Attempted Safe Robbery
At M. G. Brown Company Store
j In making his rounds Friday
morning about 2:30 o’clock Pa
trolman W. F. Miller noticed i
something moving in the M. G.
Brown Company store on West
Queen Street and upon investiga
tion discovered two men working
on one of the safes. At gun point
one of the men, who was wear
ing gloves, was handcuffed but
the other man made a getaway
while Miller held the other at
bay.'"' •’ "' “ •
Arrested was James Skeeter,
25-year-old white man, who gave
his address as 817 Washington
Street in Portsmouth.
Miller radioed the police station
and soon Patrolman Bruce White
hurst, H. J. Lupton and Chief of|
Barbara Jordan, Bryant White
Crowned 4-H Queen And King
Os Health For Chowan County
Honors were won by several
Chowan 4-H’ers in three contests
list Friday night, June 6, when
the annual 4-H dress reVue, health
pageant and talent contest were
held. This three-fold event took
place at Chowan High School au
Barbara Jordan and Bryant
White were crowned queen and
king of health in the senior di
vision of the 4-H. health pageant.
Princess Judy Haste and Prince
Scott Ober shared like honors in
the junior age health group.
There were several runners-up
who likewise turned in very good
health records, and showed much
improvement in their health hab
its for the past year.
Kay Lowe took first place in
the Senior 4-H dress revue. Kay
modeled a red dress designed with
a scooped neckline, slim waist and
were heard and after a great ef
fort another boat was launched
which reached them just in the
nick of time.
Using this experience as an ex
ample, Mr. Marsh stressed the im
portance of observing safety first
when boating. These boys lost
their fishing gear, blankets and
food. They were very lucky to
escape with their lives. Unfortu
nately they were not wearing life
There are several rules which
everyone should follow when
boating. These are: (1) Never
leave shore without a life preserv
er tor every occupant of the boat.
(2) Don’t stand up in a small boat
(3) Doh’t try to change positions
in a small boat (4) Carry a fire
extinguisher of an approved type
when coins out' with a motor
Police George Dail were at the
scene. They spied Skeeter’s ac
complice near Bros. Stor
age Company and gave chase, but
he eluded the officers.
Later Friday morning, local po
lice were notified that a strange
man was seen at the “Y” north
of Edenton. Chief Dail and John
Edwards of the SBI went to the
“Y” but the man could not be
found. The officers were later in
formed that a man answering the
description had been seen on the
bridge at Hertford. The two of
ficers hurried to Hertford, but
again missed the wanted man.
However, about a mile north of
Hertford a hitchhiker happened to
Continued os Page 6—Section 1
featuring a soft gathered fullness
at the hipline. Kay White placed
second in the revue, and Barbara
Jordan was third place.
Sunny White modeled-a pretty
pink cotton and was winner of the
junior revue. Brenda Smith was
the apron revue winner.
In connection with the dress re
vue, a skit entitled “The Case of
Mis-Judgment” was presented by
4-H girls. Its setting was a
court room and characters were:
Judge, Linda Spivey; prosecutor,
Annie Ruth Nixon; defendants,
Kay White,' Kay Lowe, Carolyn
Evans, Barbara Jordan; jurors,
Bonnier Lou Welch, Judy Haste
and Nancy Spivey.
Sunny White, rendering a vocal
selection and Lewis Evans an in
strumental number were chosen
as bine group winners in the tal
| 20 Years Ago
| As Found in the Files of
The Chowan Herald
Herbert Leary in a hot race lost
to Everett Thompson of Elisabeth
City by a scant 228 votes for
judge of the First Judicial Dis
Joseph H. Conger was elected
Commander of Ed Bond Post No.
40 of the American Legion.
Chief of Police G. A. Helms is
sued a warning to owners of va
cant lots to cut weeds immedi
Miss Mary Elisabeth Catee was
chosen to represent Chowan
County in the Wilson Tobacco
Postmaster C. E. Kramer re
ported that for the first five
months postal receipts were about
SI,OOO ahead of the previous year s
County Commissioners to paae a
far $288,000 for a oew school on
enton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 12,1958.
| Ceremony Today
At Harvey Point
Principal Address Will
Be Made By Con
| Ground breaking ceremonies
; will be conducted at the Har-
I vey Point Naval Air Station thi
! (Thursday) morning beginning at
11 o’clock. The event will mark
the official start of reactivation
of the base which has. been
closed a number of years.
| A group of dignitaries, as well
1 as guests from Perquimans, Cho-
I wan and Pasquotank counties
I are expected to attend the cere
•mony. Invitations were issued
by the Commander of Naval Air
Bases of the Fifth Naval Dis
Rear Admiral F. Massie
' Hughes wilf officiate and Con
gressman Herbert C. Bonner will
make the principal address. He
will be accompanied by Con
gressman Carl T. Durham of the
Sixth Congressional District. The
program will open with invoca
tion by Chaplain Matthew A.
! Curry of the Edenton Naval
| Auxiliary Air Station.
I A number of newspaper, radio
j Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Meeting Os Travel
I The annual meeting of the Al
bemarle-Pamlico Travel Council,
which was originally scheduled
to be held on June 12, has been
postponed until Wednesday, July
2, to allow the members to at
tend the groundbreaking cere
mony for the Naval Air Station
at Harvey Point on June 12.
The meeting on July 2 will
begin at 12:30 P. M. and will be
held at the Virginia Dare Hotel
in Elizabeth City.
Jack Habit And Larry Dowd
Send Local Eggs To Bermuda
Jack Habit and Larry Dowd are
rather enthusiastic about the ex-j
pansion of their egg business.
They, operate the Habit & Dowd
Egg Vactory and are proud of a
wide distribution of their Pri<je
of Edenton eggs.
However, on Tuesday they re
ceived an order for 90 dozen to
Joe Debnam Wins
At School For Boys
Friends will be interested to
know that Joseph E. Debnam 111,
was awarded the scholarship
prize at the Patterson School for
Boys in Lenoir. Joe was enroll
ed in the school for the 1957-58
session and is now at home, but
will leave June 26 for a month’s
stay at Camp Sea Gull.
A certificate was presented to
the youngster which read: ‘Com
mencement, May 29, 1958. Joseph
E. Nebnam, 111, has been award
ed the scholarship prize for hav
ing earned the highest scholastic
grades during the year 1957-58 in
the Patterson School For Boys.
Geo. F. Wiese, Superintendent.”
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Daniel Reaves, master of Una
nimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. & A. M.
has called an emergent communi
cation of the lodge for tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock. The
purpose of the meeting is work
in the third degree, so that a full
attendance is desired.
Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Harrell Ask
Appointment As Missionaries
The Rev. Ralph W. Harrell
native of Chowan County, and
his wife are seeking appoint
ment for mission service in East
Africa during the full meeting
of the Southern Baptist Foreign
Mission Board to be held at
Ridgecrest, N. C., Baptist As
sembly June 11-20.
The Harrells now live in
Louisville, Ky., where Mr. Har
rell is pastor of Clifton Heights
Baptist Church. Mrs. Harrell,
the former Rosalind Knott, na
tive of Granville County, North
Carolina, is the twin of Mrs.
Hugh T. McKinley, who was
appointed with her husband for
mission service in Spam last.
j Homemaker Os Month j
MRS. RODNEY HARRELL
Members of the Enterprise Home Demonstration Club have
elected Mrs. Rodney Harrell as "Homemaker of the Month."
Various clubs in the county will name a "Homemaker of the
Month," from which group a "Homemaker of the Year" will be
chosen later in the year (Photo by James Griffin).
Mrs. Rodney Harrell Is Named
“Homemaker Os The Month”
By Members Os Enterprise Club
‘‘Give to the world the best
that you have and the best will
come back to you!’)
By living this motto, Mrs. Rod
ney Harrell, Route 1, Edenton,
finds her days and weeks busy
ones. It likewise helped earn for
her the distinction of having been
chosen “Homemaker of the
Month” by members of the En
terprise Home Demonstration
Club, of which she is an out
Mrs. Harrell has so many qual
ities which mark her as “out
standing”. She is a devoted wife
and mother, an accomplished
cook, a gracious hostess, a
thoughtful neighbor, and a devout
be shipped to Bermuda. The eggs
were promptly delivered to the
Coast Guard at Elizabeth City,
where they were immediately
loaded on a plane and were on
their way to Bermuda, scheduled
to be in Bermuda by 8 P. M.
The eggs are for dependents of
service people living at Bermuda.
Box Rent Boosted
At Post Office
Postmaster J. L. Chestnutt an
nounced this week that effective
July 1, a new system will be
inaugurated relative to post office
box rental. The new system is
designed to more equitably re
flect the value of box service and
to establish more uniform charg
es among postal units with com
parable levels of postal activity.
The new system will affect only
the smallest boxes at the Edenton
Post Office which will be increas
ed from sl.lO per quarter to $1.20.
I ctvic calendarl
A second Democratic Primary
Election will be held Saturday.
June 28, to elect a Sheriff for
Chowan County and a County
Commissioner from the Fourth
Ryland Home Demonstration
Club will sponsor a barbecue sup
per Saturday, June 14. from 6:30
to 8:30 P. M., at the Chowan Com
An emergent communication
Continued on Page 4—Section 1
Five other native North Caro
linians are among the 19 Candi
dates for appointment at this
Board meeting. They are Pastor
and Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Jr.,
of Center Baptist Church, Wade,
N. C.; Pastor and Mrs. D. Cal
houn Johnson, of Jackson Park
Baptist Church, Kannapolis, N.
C.; and Miss Maurine Perryman
of Thomasville, N. C.
The meeting of the Board at
Ridgecrest will begin the week
long foreign missions confer
ence. New missionaries will be
appointed at the opening session
on Thursday evening, June 19.
i The service will begin at 7:15.
Mrs. Harrell lives in an attrac
tive farm home in the Enterprise
section of Chowan County. Her
husband has been a mail carrier
for quite a few years in addition
to tending his farm. He now rents
out their farm and he is a busi
ness partner in the Edenton Ma
rina with their son, Scott. The
Harrells have two other sons,
Rodney, Jr., who is employed at
the Marina, and Robert, who is a
Baptist minister, and a daughter,
Mrs. Thomas Cross, Jr. There
are eight grandchildren.
Being a member of the Rocky
Hock Baptist Church, Mrs. Har
rell is very devoted to her church
work. She is GA Counselor, su-
Coniinuad on Page 3—Section 1
ROTARIANS MEET TODAY
Edenton’s Rotray Club will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon at
1 o'clock in the Parish House.
The program will be in charge of
Dick Atkinson and President Rob
ert Marsh urges every Rotarian
to be present.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Edenton Chapter No. 302, Order
of the Eastern Star, will meet in
the Masonic Temple Monday
night, June 16, at 8 o’clock. Mrs.
W. A. Harrell, worthy matron,
urges all members to attend.
Mrs. J. L. Cliestnutt Candidate
For State President Os Legion
Auxiliary At Asheville Meeting
The State Convention of the I
American Legion Auxiliary is'
scheduled to be held in Asheville
beginning today (Thursday) and
running through Sunday.
The convention is of special in
terest in this section due to the
fact that Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt will,
in all probability be elected state j
president. Mrs. Chestnutt is a j
candidate for the honor and pre- J
convention information is to the
Town Councilmen Sweat In
Effort To Hold Town’s Tax
Rate At $ 1.00 For Fiscal Year
Budget Approved At
Meeting Held Tues
In a lengthy session held Tues
day night, most of which was de
voted to consideration of the 1958-
59 budget for the town, Town
Councilmen tentatively set the
tax rate at SI.OO, the same as last
The budget was presented by
the Finance Committee which
provided for a SI.OO rate, but
some additions were made, so that
the budget wound up $1,740 on
the red side of the ledger in order
To raise this- amount, it would
be necessary to boost the rate two
cents, but rather than have an in
crease for so small amount, it was
decided to make arrangements by
cutting here on expenditures and
$2.00 Per Year In North Carolina
A1 Owens Honored;
For Long Service)
As Local Fireman:
[ Quittin’ j
Town Counc im>n. in an ef
fort to economize and he p re
j duce the work of the S.reet De
! partmeni. have dec ded :o el m
i inate mowing grass be ween the
curb and sidewalk. This work
has been done for many years,
but it is pointed out that cut
ting this g.ass should be an ob
ligation of people living in or
If the grass is permi:ted la
become unsightly, it will be cut
by town emp oyess and charged
to the property owner as is the
case now with vacant lots.
Win ners Named
* For Second W eek
In Fishing Contest
j Largemouth bass and bream
are running heavy in Pembroke
and other creeks in this area.
■ And they are be’ing caught, too.
I according to Scott Harrell, chair
j man of the weekly fishing con
! test run by the Chamber of
Commerce. Harrell said entries
had doubled in the second week
of the contest with entries made
in four of the five classifica
i tions. The contest closes each
Monday at noon.
Sergeant F. J. Motto of the
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
John A. Kramer, 111
Wins Athletic Honor
At Episcopal School
Johnny Kramer, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Kramer, was w.n
, ner of the School Athletic Cup at
j graduation exercises held May 31
at Virginia Episcopal School at
Prizes and awards were pre-
I sented at the exercises held on
i the school grounds with the Rev.
A. Walke. Jr., headmaster, presid
The School Athletic Cup goes ti
the boy showing the best spirit in
, athletics, doing most to develop
proper spirit and ideal type of
sportsmanship in athletics.
effect that she will most likely
meet with no opposition for the
presidency. During the past year
Mrs. Chestnutt has been state
membership chairman and in that
capacity she has won a great deal
of support for the position.
Among those attending the con
vention are Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Chestnutt. Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Leary, Mrs. Paul Holoman and
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Toppin.
j adding there on estimated income, |
! so that the present SI.OO rate can,
j be maintained.
The budget will be on file in I
the Town Office and win he of-!
ficially adopted at the July meet- i
ing of Town Council.
The Councilmen also approved
the budget of the Electric & Wa-,
In the Street Department a new j
lawn mower was knocked out due
to action taken which will elimi
nate Street Department employ
ees mowing grass between the
curb and sidewalk, a practice
which has been in force for many
years. Those who live where this
work has been done or property
owners will be required to mow
their grass and if places become
unsightly town employees will
mow the grass and the cost will
be charged to the property own
er as is now done tot mowing va
WITH A CHECKUP
Certificate of Appreci
!) ation Is Presented at;
Dinner Meeting Held:
! Thursday Night
i Al R. Owens was signally hpn-,
cred Thursday night of lasts
week at the monthly dinner |
meeting o. tne Edenton Fire De
partment. when he received^a!
certificate of appreciation for 40 -
years' continuous service as a
lireman in Edenton.
The presentation was made by
W. C. Bunch, Jr., manager of
the local Sears Catalog Store, on
b ‘hail of tne Aiistate Insurance
Company, which is owned by the
' Sears Roebuck Company. All-
I state recently conducted a sur
vey to learn the oldest firemen
in the state. According to the
] information secured, Mr. Owens
iis the second oldest fireman in
point of continuous service.
Donald L. Seymore of the San
| ford Fire Department led the
, list. Mr. Seymore, a bosom
I triend of the late Fire Chief R.
;K. Hall, helped organize the
j Sanford Fire Department in
i 1902 and has served continu
-1 ously since that time, a period
j of 56 years.
i In a letter from R. D. Eger, of
! Charlotte, resident manager of
the Allstate Insurance Company,
to Fire Chief W. J. Yates, Mr.
| Eger had this to sav:
"To Mr. A. R Owens of your
department goes our sincere ap
-1 preciation for his splendid ser
vice to the state and to Edenton.
| As a token of our appreciation, 1
jam forwarding, under separate
I cover, the Allstate Insurance
| Companies' Certifica’e of Appre
ciation. an honor reserved for a
jvfry ..few outstanding and de
j voted people. Please present this
certificate to Mr. Owens with
our congratulations and express
to him Allstate’s appreciation.”
Mayor Ernest Kehaves, a spe
cial guest, also paid tribute to
■ Mr. Owens as well as the entire
Fire Department for a job well
done which merits the apprecia
tion of a responsible citizenry.
Following the dinner and pre
senation of the certificate the
firemen held their regular busi
Chowanoke Council No. 54, De
gree of Pocahontas, will meet to
night (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in
the Red Men hall. New officers
for a six-months term will be
elected at this meeting, so
that Mrs. Edith Bufflap. Pocahon
tas. urges every member to be
present for this important busi
JAYCEES MEET TONIGHT
Edenton's Junior Chamber of
j Commerce will meet in the Pe
-1 nelope Barker house tonight
i (Thursday) at 7 o’clock. Presi
dent Caswell Edmundson requests
1 every Jayeee to be present.
| cant lots.
, Gilliam Wood and Dr. Richard
' Hardin, representing the Health
' and Safety Committee of the
i Chamber of Commerce, attended
1 the meeting regarding a special
1 alarm for emergencies on water.
The recent accident when three
| boys narrowly escaped drowning
I was pointed out and the suggest
j ion advanced that an emergency
signal be arranged by the Fire
Department so that citizens will
know their help is needed and
can render assistance more quick
ly and systematically. Fire Chief
W. J. Yates, Luther Parks and
Wood and Hardin were named on
a committee to work out a certain
signal and put it in operation as'
soon as completed. A suggestion,,
was advanced that a rescue squad
be organic#. M
The Councftnflen approved *