olume XXV.—Number 37.
Byrd Club Selects
Mrs. Barrington As
Former School Teacher
Has Reputation For
Reading Most Books
Byrd Home Demonstration Club
members think that their “Home
maker of the Month,” Mrs. M. T.
Barrington, probably holds the.
record in this county for books
read in 1958. She reads approxi
mately eight bocks a week, al
though she admits that she is a
“skimmer” at times. Her hobby
has always been her interest in
books and people.
She especially likes mystery
novels with Erie Stanley Gardner
as her favorite mystery author.
She enjoys reading other novels
with two of her. favorites being
“Lost Sunrise” and “The Run
away” by Kathleen Norris.
Mrs. Barrington is originally
from Pitt County, where she at
tended East Carolina College and
received her teacher’s degree. She
came to Chowan County and
taught in the Yeopim School.
During the time she was teach
ing there she met her husband,
Mitchell Barrington. They have
one child, Mickey, who is man
ager of the Joseph Hughes Ho
Byrd Club was fortunate to
have Mrs. Barrington as a club
member for about ten years be
fore she moved over to Wash
ington County. She was a
member of the club in that
county while residing there. In
January, 1957, she again became
a member of the Byrd Club. In
1958 she served as publicity
chairman for her club, and this
year she has accepted the office
of president for 1959.60.
Mrs. attended Farm
Home Week in Raleigh in June
as representative from Chowan
County Council. She participat
ed for this county in the Parade
of Flags which took place in the
Coliseum as the bearer of the
flag of Israel. She also attend
ed the UN-Citizenship Day in
Raleigh in May.
Church activities take up
much time in her busy routine.
She has held most of the offices
in the Yeopim Missionary Society
and is also active in the other
Yeopim Baptist Church activi
Mrs. Barrington loves to cook
and has one recipe which rates
above all the others. Her hus
band’s sister married an Italian,
who passed the recipe on to
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
For Farmers Friday
An important meeting for farm
ers of Chowan County is schedul
ed to be held in the Chowan
Court House Friday night, Sep
tember 12, at 7:30 o’clock.
This meeting has been called by
County Agent C. W. Overman and
Soil Conservationist James H.
Griffin. The purpose is to ex
plain to farmers how to apply for
federal aid for drainage and other (
conservation practices relative to
small watersheds as provided in
Public Law 566.
Constitution Week will be ob
served in Edenton September
A meeting for farmers will be
held in the Court House Friday
night, September 12, at 7:30
o'clock relative to federal aid for
drainage and other conservation
Annual farm tour of Chowan
County will be held Friday, Sep
tember 12, beginning at 8 A. M.
Edenton Jaycees will conduct
another broom sale Wednesday
night, September 17, beginning at
Chowan Home Demonstration
Clubs will hold their second an-[
nual fashion show at the Advance,
Community Building Tuesday as-j
ter noon, September 18, at 2:30
An emergent awnwuwiro fion of I
UiwninSiy Lodg, No. 7. A. F. It
THE (iHOWAN HERALD
Criminal Docket In
Court Term Carried
Over To Wednesday
Judge Wm. J. Bundy
Disposes of Majority
Os Cases Scheduled
Judge Wm. J. Bundy promptly
at 10 o’clock Monday morning
opened the September term of
Chowan Superior Court and in
short order had the court mill
An invocation at this time of
court was a prayer by the Rev.
Earl Richardson, pastor of the
Methodist Church, immediately
after Sheriff J. A. Bunch official
ly opened court. Judge Bundy said
it was his custom to have prayer
at the opening of court for di
vine guidance. “This ancient
court house is a temple of jus
tice,” said Judge Bundy, “we are
assembled for that very high pur
pose and we sometimes-need more
than we have. Long ago I came
to believe that God works in af
fairs of men and we should not
enter into any great or import
ant undertaking without first
invoking the help of the Al
The following were picked to
serve as members of the Grand
Jury: Cecil W. Harrell, Colbert
W. Byrum, J. Q. Bass, Thomas O.
Harrell, Charlie Elliott Peele, W.
H. Parker, L. C. Briggs, R. C.
Privott, Graham Byrum, Isaac
Haisey, Jr., Thomas E. Lane,
Richard E. Jackson, W. G. Fore
hand, Roy H. Spruill, Cerman S.
Sutton, Alma T. Whiteman, J. I.
Hendrix and E. R. Eason.
Roy Spruill was appointed by
the court as foreman of the Grand
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Plans Have Been Announced
To Observe Constitution Week
In Edenton September 17 To 23
Sponsored by the Edenton Tea!
Party Chapter of the DAR, Con
stitution Week will be observed
in Edenton September 17 through
September 23. Ladies of the DAR
point out that the purpose of Con
stitution Week is to recall to the
American people the true signifi
canse of the events that occurred
during the week of September
14-23 jn 1787 and to revitalize ap
preciation of the great heritage
of the Constitution.
Mayor Ernest Kehayes has is
sued a proclamation in which he
urges all citizens to pay special
attention during Constitution
Week to the federal Constitution!
f CITIZENS oFtOMORROW ]
Blb i :
Above is another installation of The Herald's "Citizens of
' Tomorrow" feature. Top row, left to right, Rodney and CarL
Jr- eons of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hook; Steven and Scott Layden,
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Hannan Layden. Jr. Bottom row, left to
right Timothy Dowd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Dowd;
Sheryl, Shelley and Stevie Felner, children of Mr. end Mrs.
I Ted Felner.
E< *a m, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 11,1958.
1958 Enrollment In
White Schools Is
Same As Last Year
Enrollment In Negro
Schools, However, In
dicates an Increase
According to Superintendent
John A. Holmes, enrollment in
Edenton’s schools for the first day
of school last week showed an in
crease of eight in the white ele
mentary school and a loss of 17
in the Junior-Senior High School.
Both Negro schools came up with
a net increase of 74. At St. John’s
Negro School a loss of 10 was re
On the first day 613 enrolled in
the Elementary School which, ac
cording to Ernest Swain, princi
pal, was eight more than on open
ing day last year.
In the Junior-Senior High
School, Principal Gerald James
reported 161 enrolled in the sev
enth and eighth grades and 256 in
grades nine through the twelfth,
a total of 417. This is 17 under
last year’s first day enrollment,
but some students have been add
ed since opening day.
In the Negro schools, Principal
D. F. Walker reported 810 enroll
ed in the Elementary School as
against 770 last year. In the high
school the enrollment was 298,
compared with 264 last year, so
that the Negro school enrollment
is 74 more than last year.
At St. John’s School the enroll
ment was 66 as compared with 76
last year, a loss of 10.
The first day of school was de
voted to organization and assign
ment of rooms, hut on the second’
day a full schedule of classes was
First Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
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An emergent communication of
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock. The
purpose of this meeting is to con
fer the first degree and Daniel
Reaves, master, is very anxious!
to have a large attendance. j
and the advantages of American
As part of the observance local
ministers have been requested to
speak from their pulpits and to
include prayers for it Sunday,
September 14 and again on Sep
Displays will also be placed in
store windows and merchants are
asked to display the American
flag during the week of observ
ance. A slide will be shown at
the Taylor Theatre and a program
has been arranged over radio sta
Mrs. N. K. Rowell, Chairman
Continued on Page 4—Section 1
“HOMEMAKER OF THE MONTH” j
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MRS. M. T. BARRINGTON
Members of the Byrd Home Demonstration Club have selected
Mrs. M. T. Barrington as "Homemaker of the Month." Readinq
is the favorite hobby of Mrs. Barrington.
Annual Farm Tour Scheduled
To Be Held Friday, Sepl. 12lli
County Agent C. W. Overman
and Soil Conservationist James H.
Griffin are scheduled to conduct
the annual farm tour of Chowan
County Friday, September 12.
The public is invited to attend
all or any part of this tour. List
ed below is a schedule of the tour:
8:00 A. M. —Mrs. Maybclle Win
slow. New multiflora rose; mag
nesium deficiency peanuts (treat
ed); coastal Bermuda grass, gully
9:00 A. M. Eugene Jordan.
Corn variety test.
10:00 A. M. T. E. Corprew.
Magnesium deficiency peanuts
(untreated); peanuts variety test.
10:30 A. M.—J. B. Hollowed.
Chowan Home Demonstration
Club women will stage their sec
ond annual fashion show Tuesday
afternoon, September 16, starting
at 2:30 o’clock at the Advance
Garments made by various club
members will be modeled at this
meeting. The fashion show was
very successful last year and it is
expected that a large number will
participate in this year’s event.
Garments will be judged ac
cording to construction, fit and
neatness. The fashion show is a
follow-up of demonstrations giv
en to the clubs in the past year on
fabrics, pattern types and color. ;
The Advance Club will be
hosts for the meeting.
Bond Is Chairman
Chowan County Commissioners
at their meeting Wednesday of
last week appointed William E.
Bond as their chairman, succeed-j
ing the late West W. Byrum.
During Mr. Byrum’s illness and
since his death J. R. Peele, vice
chairman, has been serving in the
capacity of chairman.
Chowan School Transportation
System Ranks Near Top In State
According to W. J. Taylor, su
perintendent of County Schools,
33 buses will be operated in the
county for the 1958-59 term. This
compares with 31 buses last year
which traveled 207,291 miles, av
eraging 6,717 miles per bus or an
average daily mileage per bus of
During the year the average
number of pupils transported was
1,708 daily at an average of .092
per mile and the average cost per
pupil for the term was $12.51.
The average cost per bus was
$688.99 and the average miles per
gallon of gasoline was 7-3.
According to the record, one
minor accident occurred in 1957-
58. This was a splendid record,
but the goal always is to strive
for no accident.
The buses are inspected, and a
report is filed by the State High
way Patrolman with the County
Superintendent once each rrtonth.
Open ditch and tile.
11:30 A. M. Lindsey Evans
(behind Melvin Evans’ store).
Southern stem rot, soybeans.
12:00 Noun— Lunch.
1:00 P. M.—Marvin Evans. Ba
hia grass; coastal Bermuda grass;
2:00 P. M. Carlton Privott.
Coastal Bermuda; fertilizer plots
on coastal Bermuda grass.
2:30 P. M.—Gib Perry (front of
Graham Bass). Four treatment,
on Southern stem rot control.
3:15 P. M.—W. W. Byrum. Jr
Nematode control on peanuts:
central furrowing house.
4:00- P. M. A. C. Griffin.
Aces Will Meet
Edenton’s Aces will play their
second football game of the sea
son on foreign soil Friday night
when they meet the Wallace-Rose
Hill aggregation in Wallace,
The Aces are smarting as the
result of iast week’s-6-0 defeat by
Roanoke Rapids and will do their
best to shove over in the win
In last week’s game the Aces
did not appear too impressive, al
though they were opposed by a
much heavier team. Coaches Bill
Billings and Johnny Morris de
tected many mistakes during the
game and heavy practice sessions
are being made this week to
round out a stronger football ma
At Rotary Meeting
Edenton’s Rotary Club will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon at
1 o’clock in the Parish House.
The program will be in charge of
R. F. Elliott, who has Secured
Braxton Townsend as a speaker.
Mr. Townsend will speak on the
topic “The Importance of Making
a Will.” Dr. Ed Bond, president,
is very anxious to register a 100
per cent meeting.
The 33 buses operating in Cho
wan County for 1958-59 will be:
Chowan High School, 10; Edem
ton Citv (white), 7; Edenton City
(colored), 10; White Oak Consoli
To Marvin Hobbs and Robert
Turner, school bus mechanics,
goes much of the credit for the
maintenance of all school buses,
and this splendid service reflects
in the safety and economy of the
school transportation system.
Much credit is due Mrs. Alice Fu
trell, area supervisor, who trains
and certifies school bus drivers to
the school principals. All of the
drivers are student drivers, ex
cept the six at the White Oak
School and one in the Edenton
City Schools. With the coopera
tion of all school personnel, and
the public in general, the school
transportation system in Chowan
County ranks near the top in the
John Graham Will
Conduct Debt Drive
At St. Paul’s Church
Effort Is Planned toj
Eliminate All Out
standing Debt of the
John W. Graham, local attor-i
ney and Senior Warden of Saint i
Paul’s Episcopal Church, will!
serve as chairman of the parish
debt drive to eliminate the com-|
paratively small indebtedness
outstanding for some time follow
ing extensive repairs and restora
tion to the church building. The
campaign will be initiated Sun
day, September 21, with services
at 1! A. M„ and a congregational j
picnic on the church grounds that j
The ten-day endeavor will seek!
immediate contributions and will
entertain pledges also. The drivel
comes as a request of several
members of the congregation and i
with Vestry approval to be over 1
and above the annual every mom-1
her canvass to he conducted No-1
vein her 9.
Actually the effort is the step!
one phase of a three-fold program!
toward the elimination of all debt!
thal the building may be conse
crated at the time of the next!
visitation of the Bishop. The step I
two phase is the continual main-1
ton..nee of a realistic budget, sup- 1
ported via pledge and offering, to 1
provide for the current expenses!
in thf Parish and the missionary
life of the Episcopal Church I
through the Diocesan apportion-!
ment. The step three phase can j
automatically begin at the mo-1
ment, the debt is eliminated and;
the budget is in good health! 1
the budget is in good health! |
classrooms, a youth room, nurs-l
cry, kitchen, storage room, junior I
lavatories, and possibly an en-‘
larged, auditorium of the present!
With every available space be-i
ing exploited in the Parish House
at .ho present time and with the!
Church School enrollment up, the:
additions are urgently needed. Iti
is the opinion of many that the.;
Continued on Page 4—Section 1 !
County Commissioners Agree
lo Go Along With Town In
Clearing W ater Os Hazards
At their meeting Wednesday of
last week Chowan County Com
missioners unanimously approved
a resolution presented by the
Chamber of Commerce calling for
the removal of broken pilings,
stakes and other obstructions
from' Edenton harbor and adja,
cent waters. Similar action was
also taken recently by the Town
Council and the project will be
started as soon as bids and other
details can be prepared.
W. E. Bond, who was elected
chairman of the Commissioners,
succeeding the late W. W. Byruin,
said he would appoint a commit
tee shortly to meet with Town
Counciimen J. Clarence Leary
and John Mitchener and Town
Counsel W. S Privott, who were
appointed by Mayor E. P. Ke
haves to represent the town.
Cost of the project will be
shared equally by the town and
county. In addition to sponsor-
School Transportation In Chowan 1
The above picture shows 33 school buses which will operate
iA Chowan County this school year. Last year 31 buses were
1 in operation, traveling 207,291 miles for the 180 days and aver
aging 6.717 miles per bus or an average daily mileage per bus,
of 37.3 miles. The average number of pupils transported daily
was 1,708. at an average cost of .032 per pupil and the average
cost per pupil for the term was $12.51/ The average cost per
bus was $688.99. The average miles per gallon was 7.3 miles.
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Edenton Aces Lose
Opening Game 6-0
To Roanoke Rapids
Busy Session Held
By Town Council
On Tuesday Night
Local •Woman’s Club
Plans to Plant Trees
In Edenton as Arbor
Town Counciimen at their
meeting Tuesday night faced a
crowded agenda which held them
in session until after 11 o’clock.
To start the session a public
hearing was held relative to zon
ing the newly annexed area at
the corner of Second Street and
Badham Raod. There was no ob
jection, so that the Counciimen
agreed with the Zoning Commis
sion recommendation to place the
area in RA-5 residential.
Ep Debnam and John W. Gra
ham appeared at the meeting in
behalf of the M. G. Brown Com
pany, stating that the company
proposed a subdivision of their
property for building lots. The
proposition was made to dedicate
a 60-foot street through the area
provided the town would improve
and maintain the street. After a
lengthy discussion. Mayor Ke
hayes appointed George! A. By
rum and Luther Parks as a com
mittee, in conjunction with R. N.
Hines, to make an investigation
of the property. The Counciimen
were reluctant to take immediate
action due to a policy for street
improvements to be included in a
subdivision. _ \ .
An ordinance was amended
relative to entering streets which
are blocked off at various times
on account of repairs or other ne
Town Clerk Ernest J. Ward. Jr,
reported that the Edenton Wo-
Continued on Page 4—Section 1
: ship by the Chamber of Com
j merce, the project has the sup
| port of all civic- groups and vari
ous individuals . who signed pe
titions and appeared before the
! Commissioners in its behalf.
Cha m be r President Gilliam
j Wood said the Commissioners’ ac
■ tion is a step forward in develop
ing the economic growth of the
town and county. “We have seen
a tremendous increase this sum
mer in fishing and boating activi
ties bringing additional income to
j this area.” Wood said. "The re
| moval of Hazardous obstructions
i will promote more use of our lo
| cal waters for recreation as well
' as for commerce.”
J Wood praised the action taken
by both the town and county and
thanked members of the Woman’s
j Club, the Rotary Club, the Lions
j Club, and the Junior Chamber of
! Commerce for their support of the
' Chamber’s resolution.
WITH A CHECKUP
Lack of Enough Sea
soned Players Shows
| Up In Game Against
! With a number of unseasoned
i players in the lineup, Edenton’s
I Aces lost the first football game
I of the season to Roanoke Rapids
j on Hicks Field Friday night by a
score of 6-0. For some of the
I Aces it was the first time they
| were Under fire and, facing a
; much heaviei squad, they were
i unable to click in a game in
which neither team appeared so
. very impressive.
The big gun on the Roanoke
: Rapids squad was 150-pound Bob
iby Gray, who tore through the
! Edenton line time after time. He
! was the whole show, being called
.upon to carry the, ball 32 times
! and made a net gain of 148 yards,
i The visitors kept hammering at
I 'he Aces’ line and did not attempt
, a single pass during the game,
i While the Ares played a credit
! able game against their much
heavier opposition, thev lacked
the punch in the baekfield and
at times the line was unable to
withstand the thrusts of the. op
posing backs, especially Gray.
I The Visitors were credited with
10 first downs while the Aces
made six. Roanoke Rapids gain
ed 191 yards rushing and the Aces
gained 128 yards.
The Aces kicked to’ start the.
j game and Claude Barnette fell on
I a free ball on the Roanoke Rapids
j 41. After Cobh, White and Hard
ison carried to a few feet of a
first down, Wilkin plunged to
the 34 for a first down Wilkins
picked .up .! hi.ee yards and Cobb
then skirted end for a first down
on the 20. Hardison and White
i picked up three yards but the
| Aces were penalized five yards.
A pass went incomplete and
on fourth down White went to tha
1 i but lacked a first down and
the visitors took over on the 17.
Wilson and Gray each made twc
yards but oil tin- next play Wayne
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Sell Hi ooms
Members of Edenton’s Junior
Chamber of Commerce will con
duct another broom .-ale Wednes
day night, September 17. Jaycee;
will make a house-to-house can
vass beginning at 7 o’clock and
they urge Edenton housewives tc
buy brooms in order to raise
money for the organization,
i George Habit and Oscar Grip
j fin are co-chairmen of the salt
arid request all members to mee
at. the Penelope Barker house a
6:30 o’clock on the night of tn
Gilliam Wood Is Now
At the meeting of Chowai
County Commissioners held Wee
nesday of last week Gilliam Wooc
was sworn in office to fill the uri
expired term of the late West W
Byrum. Mr. Wood was elected
Commissioner without opp'y-itio
in the May primary election.
The oath of office was admiinis
tered by Clerk of Court E. \\
20 Years Ago
As Found in the Files of
The Chowan Herald
Committees from five Edent;
organizations, after a Ihorouj
discussion, decided to postpoi
staging a peanut festival in Edst
ton for another year.
Plans for a new municipa
building struck a snag when
proposed plan of financing wi
changed to meet the propose
With the County Commissioi
ers balking at the expense of
community building proposed b
the Chowan Woman's Club, tfc
group of club members decide
to secure funds through It
For the first year of operatic
it was reported thal the Chowa
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