Volume XXV—Number 35.
Jack Habit Resigns
As Scoutmaster Os
Edenton Boy Scouts
Is Succeeded By Tom
Ridgeway, Who Was
Scoutmaster at Scot
Jack Habit, one of the most
successful Scoutmasters Eden
ton Boy Scouts have ever had.
has resigned after serving in
that capacity for four years,
j His successor will be Torn
’ Ridgeway, administrator at Cho
wan Hospital. Mr. Ridgeway
has had experience with Scout
ing, having served as Scoutmas
ter at Scotland Neck before
conning to Elenton. He will
have as his assistant Scoutmas
ter Bill A. Perry. (
In tendering his resignation,
Mr. Habit said it was not that
he had lost interest in the Boy
Scouts, but because his business
prevents him from putting the
time to it which he thinks is
necessary for a successful Boy
Scout troop. “If and when my
business permits, I may later
become active in the work,” saitj
During Mr. Habit’s Scoutmas
tership interest in Scouting has i
reached a high pitch. The boys I
have taken part in many activi-j
ties and during the four years i
Mr. Habit was Scoutmaster I
eight boys have been advanced
to the rank of Eagle Scouts.;
When he assumed the position I
of Scoutmaster there were about i
nine or t6n boys in the Scout j
troop. At present there are j
about 33 boys in the troop. i
In leaving the Scouts, Mr.
Habit expresses his appreciation
to individuals and organizations j
5 who have cooperated and help
ed to make the troop such' a
success. ,He especially'' 1 thanks
the Troop Committee, and the
, Rotary Club, sponsors of the
Edenton Boy Scouts.
Mr. And Mrs. Hawkins
Give Up Broad Street j
Fish Market Sept. Ist
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* Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hawk
ins-will discontinue operation of
the’:Broad Street Fish Market as
. of ,|4onday, September 1. They
have carried on the business for
five years. The market will,
however, continue in operation
by~Hay wood Jones, who form
erly conducted the store.
> In retiring from the business
bdth Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins wish
Jo- express their thanks and ap
preciation to their many cus
tomers and friends who have
rriMe their success possible.
“JPur business relations with the
gfcheral public have been very
jieasant,” said Mrs. Hawkins.
V that we go out of business!
■*ery reluctantly and with a feel. 1
ing of gratitude for the business
our- customers have accorded us I
guying the past five years.” I
IJome Boom Assignments For
. School Opening September 2
Gerald James, principal of the
Edenton Junior. Senior High
School, has announced home
room assignments for students
enrolling in the school on open
ing day, Tuesday, September 2.
School will open the first day
at 9 A. M., and all students are
urged to report to the room as
signed. In event any student
has been omitted, he or she is
requested to call Mr. James,
phone 3513, for an assignment.
The assignments are as fol
PHie 7-B. ' Teacher, Mrs.
I Belch. Room 124: Clyde
5, Melvin Barnette, John
L Michael Clapsadl, Jim-
Cordon, William Cozait,
FleUSier, Guy Hobbs,
£fpnald LaVoy, Tommy Leary,
Junes Owens, Thomas Phillips,
| Joseph Porter. EteMjpTViddy.
-L T » 'Rvnim Pam
L gT*™ c £** n ' Si ? l Z
f nn Hugbfi*, Lois Lay
THE CHOWAN HERALD
j New Secretary ]
MRS. THOMAS HARRELL
An improvement in service to
farmers' is the addition of Mrs.
Thomas Harrell as part-time sec
retary for the local Soil Conser
vation Service office in the base
ment of the Post Office. She,
| will be in ihe office Mondays, 1
! Wednesdays and Fridays to assist
] district cooperators and other
Plans Made For!
| Plans are now being formu
lated for the election of com
munity committeemen who will
assist in administering the ASC
'farm program in Chowan Coun-
Ity during 1959, according to
!H. D. Godfrey, state administra
’ Each year an election is held j
in which three ASC committee
men and two alternate commit- 1
,teemen are elected to serve in
1 1 each ASC community in the)
;| county. Three county corhmit-,
Ueemen and two alternate com.,
. mitteemen are also elected after |
completion of the community I
As prescribed by the Secre-1
tary of Agriculture, a county
election board made up of the
county agent, C. W. Overman:
Soil Conservationist James H.
Griffin; FHA Supervisor W. H.
Perry, Jr., and W. W. Byrum,
Jr., president of the Chowan j
Farm Bureau, will select men to I
serve on community election I
boards. The community election j
boards will select 10 men from j
their community as candidates'
for community committeemen to
serve in 1959.
A meeting of the community
election boards will be held Fri
fday night, September 5 at 7:30
1 o’clock in Count Agent C. W.
I The community elections will
Ibe held October 2.
123: Arthur Baer, Ray Belch,]
James Brabble, Davis Cart, i
wright, Randy Copeland, Louis
Craddock, Herbert Edwards,
Willford Hicks, -Robert Earl
Jackson, Edd Owens, Douglas
Sexton, Leonard Speer, Walter
Small, Billy Twiddy, Bruce
Whitehurst, Carolyh Alexander,
Margaret Bembridge, Sandra
Bunch, Mary Lynn Daniels, Min
nie Gray, Sandra Hare, Betty
Hollowell, Nancy Jordan, Emmy
Ruth Overman, Diane Rice, Fran
ces West and Anita Wilson.
Grade 7-M. Teacher, Johnny
Morris. Room 119: William
Alexander, Willis Bond, William
Bunch, Melvin Copeland, Thomas
Davenport, Charles ' Kuni, Roy
Forehand, John Martin, James
Parrish, Ronnie Sawyer, Harry
Spruill, Robert Wiley, James
Williams, Joseph Porter, Betty
Acker, Doris Bass, Patricia
Bunch, Sandra Cale, Carta Pore
hand, Janis Hardison, Frances
Harris, Sandra Jethro, Barbara
Rice, Pamela Scott, Emma Waff,
Janet Small, Barbara Wilder and
Grade 8-B. Teacher, Miss An-
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, Augrust 28,1958.
Plan A\ ojects For
Progress Contest Be
ing Sponsored By
] Ryland community is now
I working on their community pro
i gress contest. The committee se-i
, lected to set up the community
projects were Mr. and Mrs. Eu
gene Jordan and Mr. and Mrs.
I Miss Maidred Morris, Home
i Agent, and Everett White. Agri
cultural Teacher at Chowan High
School, tnet with the committee to
select the projects. The com
munity projects selected were to
remodel churches, improve mail
boxes, increase membership in
farm and home organizations, and
start a building fund for a com
munity building. They selected
community socials and communi
ty picnics for the recreational
projects. They are going to stress,
growing winter cover crops and
urge the families to grow and
conserve home produced food.
Other projects were selected to
make a total of fourteen.
The families in the Ryland com
munity are urged to keep a rec
ord of the work thev do on the
j projects. The kind of record they
keep will determine the winners
in the contest.
The Peoples Bank & Trust
Company is .sponsoring the eom
| munity progress contest, and the
, people in Ryland community are
happy to participate in it. Thev
hope that through this contest,
their community will be an even
better place in which to live.
Tyner Boy Scouts
At Oregon Inlet
Fridav afternoon, August 22,
Tyner Scout Troop and Explorer
j Post 154, totaling 17 boys, were
very busy getting their gear load
|ed on Scoutmaster Charlie As
bell’s truck for a week-end of
j camping and fun at Oregon In
i let. The boys arrived and soon
| the tents were pitched and camp
] fires started for supper.
Saturday after the chores were
I down the boys had an afternoon
of fun, some in swimming and
some surf fishing, resting and
The entire group went in uni
form to see The Lost Colony Sat
urday night. There were several
; in the group who had not had the
[ privilege of seeing the pageant.
Sunday morning the group at
! tended church services at the
: Manteo Baptist Church.
I Camp, broke up Sunday after
lunch and the boys arrived back
|at the Scout Hut about 5:30
| o’clock, tired but happy.
Those making the trip were:'
' Jackie Boyce, Tim White, Larry
Toppin, Jimmy Turner, Emmett
Jones, Jr., Richard White Bernard
Davis, Bobby Hollowell, Jacob
Jordan, Johnny Winborne, Wayne
Jernigan, Wayne Hare. Dennis
Hare, Jackie Ray Ward, Tommy
Harrell, John Belch.
The boys were accompanied by
Scoutmaster Charlie Asbell and
Emmett Jones, Sr. Special guests
were Charlie Asbell and Robbie
Edenton Industries Seeking
Capital To Resume Operation
Stockholders of Edenton In- 1
dustries, Inc., held a meeting j
Monday night with the idea in!
mind to take steps to resume
operation of the local fiberglass •
The concern, off to a good j
start, closed operation several:
weeks ago.* due to management
difficulties and because the ini
tial product, a swimming pool,
did not come up to expectations.
It was pointed out at the
meeting that the fiberglass in
dustry. is in its infancy and that j
there is a very bright future for]
a successful enterprise. ,j
It was also pointed opt that to |
resume operation it will be ne-,
cessary to secure more capital j
This, it is hoped, will come from
loefi people, for it is proposed
to operate a community project
( CITIZENS OF TOMORROW ]
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Above is another installment of The Herald's "Citizens of
Tomorrow" feature. Top row, left to right, Sheila Forehand,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Forehand. Jr.: Susan Skiles.
daughter of Mrs. Kathleen Skiles; Lois Ann Jones, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jones. Bottom row, left to right, Ronnie
and Charlotte Czemiak, children of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Czer
niak; Pat and Cam Byrum. children of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. By.
i Constitution Week Will Be
Observed September 17-23
Edenton Tea Party Chapter of I
the DAR is making preparations
for the observance of Constitution (
Week September 17 through 23 l
I The purpose of the observance of :
Constitution Week is to recall to I
| the American people the true sig- ]
nificance of the events that oc- i
curred during the. week of Sep
tember 17-23 in 1787, and to re- •
vitalize appreciation of our great i
heritage which is the Constitu- i
; tinn. It was on September 17.
] 1787, that the United States Con- ■
j stitution was approved unani- i
I mouslv by the delegates. In the I
- week following the proposed Con- ’
I stitution was made known to the
| people throughout thq country. j;
;i Ladies o* the- Tea Par- .
j ty Chaptg/ have requested May-|;
!or Ernest Kehayes to make a i
! proclamation asking all to observe ;
Constitut’on Week and local min-,i
i isters will be reouested to speak i
from their pulpits and include (
prayers for it on Sunday. Septem-1:
Center Hill MYF j
Picnic Sept. 3rd!
The Center Hill Methodist
Church Youth Fellowship will
have its annual community pic
nic on the Methodist Church i
grounds on Wednesday, Septem-'
her 3, at 6 o’clock. Everyone in
the community is invited to bring
a picnic supper and join in the
fellowship and fun. Drinks and
places will be furnished by the
Youth Fellowship. In case of rain
the picnic will be held at the Cen
ter Hill Community Building.
J. Clarence Leary
Home From Hospital
Friends will be glad to learn
I that J. Clarence Leary returned
'from Norfolk General Hospital
Friday. He was confined, to the
hospital for 10 days after an
: operation on his back,
j While making satisfactory
; j progress, Mr. Leary is expected j
1 j to be confined to his home for J
■about two more weeks. . I
| which will be financed locally
I and, of course, provide employ
ment for people of the com
. A number of engineers and
| technical personnel have been
I here to appraise the plant and
■say the prospect is very bright
for successful operation especi
ally due to the popularity of
The company has Had num
erous inquiries from and infor
mation leading to distributors
1 who are available and desire se
curing fiberglass products to sell.
I Though the pictuer appears
(bright, it was pointed out that
I before operations can be resum -
| ed, it is necessary to secure
j more investments c<j| the part of
local people. If enluih interest
is aroused to bring forth the
necessary capital, it ia fee belief
ber 14 and again on September 21.
A pamphlett containing 100
questions and answers about the
Constitution will be delivered to
schools and school principals Will
be asked to participate by school
programs and assemblies stress
ing the Constitution.
Displays will also be placed ini
store windows and citizens and|
merchants will be requested to 1
display the American flag all dur- ]
ing the week. A slide will be;
shown at the Taylor, Theatre and
publicity to the observance will
be given over radio station
DAR members are hopeful that
all citizens will join in observance
of Constitution Week, especially
in the present critical period off
the nation’s history when there
are advocates of socialism, inter
nationalism and world govern
ment which would subvert the
Constitution and jeopardize the
sovereignity of the United States.
Two Edenton Scouts
| Entertain Rotarians
Alex Kehayes and Bill Good
win, two Edenton Eagle Scouts,
who recently returned from
Philmont Scout Ranch in New
i Mexico, presented a very inter
' esting program at last week’s
Bill Goodwin related some of
their experiences going and com
ing from the camp, while Alex
Kehayes confined his remarks
to activities while at the ranch.
Both boys were very enthusi
astic over the rugged traveling
trip, as well as life on the ranch,
and felt that it was very profit
able and worthwhile.
EASTERN STAR MEETING
Edenton Chapter No. 302, Order
of the Eastern Star, will meet
Monday night, September 1, at 8
o’clock in the Masonic Temple.
This will be the first meeting
since the summer vacation, so
j that Mrs. W. A. Harrell, worthy
i matron, is very anxiou&to have a
I large attendance.
’ that the new concern can oper
ate at a substantial profit and
gradually expand so that a num.
ber of fibergltss products can be
made here in Edenton.
In event enough capital is
ment prospects are available for
forthcoming, several manage
A firm of fiberglass architects
in the field of research and en
gineering and fiberglass lamen
ation has advised the company
s that their services will be avail
. able to the industry at no charge
to assist the company in success
, ful operation.
Officials of the Edenton con
■ cem are, therefore, making an
* effort to raise sufficient capital
to resume operations and hope
citizens of the community will
make investments so that work
' can start as soon as possible.
W.C. Reed Visiting
At Baptist Church
Well Known Among
W. C. Reed, who on April 4
! tendered his resignation as Gen
eral Superintendent of the Bap
tist Children’s Homes of North
Carolina, will preach at the 11
o’clock morning worship hour and
the 7:30 evening worship hour on
Sunday, August 31, at the Baptst
Church in the absence of the pas
tor, the Rev. R. N. Carroll, who is
Mr. Reed, having preached on*
previous occasions in the Edenton I
Church, needs no introduction to |
Edenton people—nor, to any Bap
tist congregation in North Caro
lina —because of his outstanding
record as General Superintenden’
oi the two Baptist Orphanages o
North Carolina and his active pro
gram of v s:tat ; on among the as
sociations and individual church
es throughout the state. Before
becoming General Superintendent
of the entire Baptist Child Cars
Program in North Carolina ir
1950. he was Superintendent o f
the Kennedy Home Section of the
Orphanage Program in Kinston
Mr. Reed’s 15 years tenure as
general superintendent has been
referred to generally as a period
of remarkable develoDments in
the Bapt : st Child Care Program.
The public is cordially invited
to hear Mr. Reed as he brings the
messages for both worship ser
vices of the day.
Er»ola Smith Wins
At Blowing Rock
Edenton triends will be de
lighted to know that Mrs. Enoln
N. Smith of Edenton received
honorable mention in the first
annual art exhibit recently held
at Blowing Rock. Over 200
pieces of art work were sent to
the exhibit with 57 paintings
and 10 pieces of sculpture se
lected for display.
The water color picture b'
Mrs. Smith receiving honorabl.
mention was her painting “No
Mrs. Smith will also have :
picture on exhibit in Norfolk at
the YWCA, June-July-August
“Bennetts Creek.” and exhibited
at the Navy YMCA in May with
the Azalea Festival Exhibition
Third Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
! An emergent communication
of Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F.
& A. M., will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock. Thej
purpose of this meeting is to:
confer the third degree, so that j
Daniel Reeves, master, urges a ‘
large number of Masons to be
ROTARIANS MEET TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon at
1 o’clock in the Parish House.
The program will be in charge
of Chaplain Matthew Curry and
President Ed Bond urges every
Rotary to be present.
! CIVIC CALENDAR
Constitution Week will be ob
served in Edenton September
The Edenton Woman's Cluh
will meet Wednesday afternoon
September 10, at 1 o'clock in
the Parish House.
Chowan County Commission
ers will meet Wednesday morn
ing, September 3, instead of
Monday. September L due to the
observance of Labor Day.
The Methodist Men's Club
will meet tonight (Thursday) at
6:30 o'clock at the church.
Center Hill Methodist Youth
Fellowship will hold its • annual
community picnic on the Metho
dist Church grounds Wednesday.
September 3. at 6 o'clock.
Another cancer clinic will be
held in Elisabeth City Friday
afternoon, September 5.
Edenton Chapter No. 302. Or
der of the Eastern Star, will
meet Monday night. September
1. at 8 o'clock.
W. C. Reed, former general j
i Continued on Page B—Section 1!
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
jßed Men Schedule
Beers Barnes Circus
Here September 10
j 20 Years Ago!|
| As Found in the Files of j >
The Chowan Herald
Former Governor J. C. B. Ehr
:nghaus was scheduled to make
the principal address at the Al- 1
bemarle Sound bridge celebration, j
After IB years of operation, the;
Edenton-Mackeys Ferry made its
final run on August 14.
Miss Clara Mead Smith, by
".-pular vole, was elected to reo-
I ’•e ent Chowan County in the
! beauty oueen feature in connec
|*ion with the Albemarle Sound
County Agent N. K. Rowell
ocinted out that Chowan County
leaded more milk cows.
M. W. Jackson filed suit for $5.-
400 damages as the result of an
Architect Frank Benton of
Wilson submitted a drawinn of a
oroposed new mun : cipal building,
estimated to cost $70,000.
A suit was filed in Superior,
Court by the Tidewater Construe- 1
♦ion Company of Norfolk for $43,- 1
152.02 damages against the Gulf;
States Crecsoting Company of (
Hattiesburg, Miss., for breach of
Edenton L : ons Club voted to
erect three signs at advantageous
Arthur Chaopell announced he,
olanned to operate three bowling
alleys in the Milchener Building
at the corner of Broad and Queen ~
Construction work was begun
on the new home of Dr. and Mrs.
W. I. Hart on Mosely Street.
Woman’s Club Will
Meet September 10th
The Edenton Woman’s Club
will resume its monthly meetings ;
Wednesday afternoon September i
tO, at 1 o’clock in the Parish .
House. Mrs. R. J. Boyce, presi-1 1
lent, urges members to note the!:
'harige from Monday, September;!
1, which was made on account of
Labor Day. She is very anxious ji
‘o have a full attendance at this
first meeting of the fall.
C. Split Season
To Shoot Doves 1
Game Protector -Robert Evans
culls attention to the fact thatj
there will be a split season for
doves in North Carolina. The;
first season begins September 6|
and ends October 4. The second j
season begins December 11 andj
ends January 15. Doves may be|
taken from 12 noon until sunset |
l each day.
J The daily bag limit on doves;
'shall be ten per day per person j
and the possession limit is 20 per
Methodist Men’s Club
Is Scheduled To Meet
, The Men’s Club of the Metho
dist Church will meet tonight!
, (Thursday) at 6:30 o’clock. This i
will be an interesting meeting, so
•hat every member is especially j
urged to attend.
Chamber Os Commerce Fishing
Contest Will Close September 2
Cool weather has stimulated!
fishing in local waters bringing]
good results to anglers, Scott i
Harrell, chairman of the Chamber
of Commerce Tourist and Recrea-1
♦ion Committee stated this week. |
\ beautiful 13-pound rockfish
was brought in bv Clyde Miller
of Colerain to run away with the
rock prize in the Chamber’s
weekly fishing contest. The win
ning entry measured 32 inches
with a tail spread «f 10 inches.
Miller caught the big fish off Can
non’s Ferry in the Chowan River
using a Pet spoon.
Edenton Bay is lively wdh rock
averaging 2V4 to 3 lbs. with large
catches being reported, Harrell
J. C. Evans of Merry Hill en
tered a three pound, ten ounce
I largemouth bass to take the
• award for this class. Fishing in
WITH A CHECKUP
j Two Performances to
Be Presented on Lot
Opposite the Coast
land Oil Company
Sponsored by Chowan Tribe of
i Red Men, the Beers-Barnes Cir
| cus will appear in Edenton Wed
, nesday, September 10. Two per
; formances will be presented, a
matinee at 2 P. M., and the night
1 show at 8 o’clock.
The circus will be presented on
the field along Coke Avenue, op
posite the Coastland Oil Com
The Beers-Barnes Circus is the
oldest tented circus in America
; today, and one of the surviving
dozen big top animal shows on
the road. Presented this season
under a new. white circus tent,
the big top show from Florida of
fers a program of 25 trained ani
mal and circus acts, including two
acts formerly with the late Ring
ling Bros, Circus big top perform
ance and the Tom Packs Shrine
Circus. They are “Harold",
world's finest backward somer
saulting wire artist, and Don Mau
rico and Julie the famous Chilian
jugglers. The largest of the
Beers-Barnes Circus elephants is
four-ton Congo Alice, the biggest
performing elephant in America
who obliges with her interpreta
tion of the “Rock ’N Roll”, Capt.
Walt Davis is also featured with
his Liberty horse act. and Capt.
Willis with his bicycle-riding
According to W. T. Elliott. Jr..
Chairman of the Red Men’s com
mittee members of Chowan Tribe
are now conducting an advance
i sale of general admission pickets
land wit! receive a substantial- por
tion of all sales before circus day.
The Beers-Barnes Circus, b'lled
as America’s favorite family ctr
cus. recently won the distinction
of receiving the only blanket en
dorsement accorded a traveling
Show by a Nat-onal Service Club
Organization. No side shows, af
ter shows, skill or chance game
concessions, or annoying midway
hawkers appear with the show.
“It is all circus.” promised the ad
vance agent, “and our reserve seat
deal is the fairest offered by any
circus on the road—it is not ne
cessary to buv a reserve seat in
order to find a seat in our circus
big top as we have a very limited
number of reserve chair seats at
only 30 cents each, and a gen
eral admission seat for every gen
eral admission ticket that is sold,
both in advance or at the
i Revival This Week
At Christian Church
Revival services are in pro
i gress this week at the First Chris
tian Church and will come to a
close Sunday, August 31.
; The visiting evangelist is the
Rev. Herman Sha vender, who is
I delivering the Gospel messages
each night at 7:30 o’clock.
The Rev. E. C. Alexander, pas
tor of the church, joins his con
i gregation in extending a cordial
j invitation and welcome to the
‘public to attend these services.
I Edenton Bay. Evans used a “k:l
--j ler” lure to hook his prize win
] ner. Harrell said that good-sized
! bass were also being caught in
] Burnt Mill Creek. Pembroke
I Creek and Queen Anne Creek.
A one-pound, one-ounce bream
I I entered by Melvin Evans. Eden
'; ton, captured the award for this
> j class. It was one of 25 other;
: Evans caught averaging % lb. He
• used crickets and fished off Holly
> | Wharf in Chowan River.
Asa Griffin, Edenton, took the
crappie award with a twelve
■ ounce entry caught in Pembroke
i Creek on minnows.
:| White perch are running good
! in Edenton Bay averaging K to
I 1 lb. The winning entry weigh
ing one pound, six ounces, was
caught bv Hoskins Boss of Eden
i ton trolling wife “shyrter” bait.
Harrell said the weekly contests
i close on September 2nd.