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Volume XXV.—Number 39
Meets In Edenton
Very Interesting Pro-|
gram Is Arranged By|
Mrs. J. L. Chestnult,
Mrs. j. L. Chestnutt, president
the State American Legior
Auxiliary, announces that the
American Legion Auxiliary
executive board will meet ir
Eden ton Friday and Saturday
September 26 and 27.
Registration will 4>e in pro
gress at Ho', el Joseph Hewes
Friday afternoon and night and
9 business session will be held
Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock
at which Mrs. Chestnutt will
The purpose of this meeting is
tti approve all chairmen and
committees as well as other
Auxiliary business for the com
•Friday night at 7 o’clock five
area presidents, with the State
secretary, Miss Jeanette Para
more of Scotland Neck, will be
guests of Mrs. Chestnutt. The ,
five area presidents are Mrs. T. :
L. Noe of Wilson, Mrs. Mary j
Elizabeth Best of Kinston, Mrs. ;
J. C. Heitman of Chapel Hill, j
Mrs. E. P. Holmes of Charlotte i
and Mrs. J. L. Harrison of Le
At 1 o’clock Saturday after
noon a luncheon will be held at
the Legion building, given by
the Edenton unit. Mrs. Paul
Holoman, president of the local
unit will preside at this luncheon,
a feature -of which will be an
address by Mrs. Chestnutt. A
number of guests have been in
vited to attend this affair, in
cluding Mayor Ernest Kehayes,
Wbtxfcow Shades, commander of
the American Legion Post; John
A. Holmes, past commander; E.
J. Hobbs, Jr., Legion service of
ficer; Bill Perry, district vice
commander; Harry Smith, execu
tive vice president of the Cham
ber of Commerce; presidents of
various civic groups and mem-!
bers of the press.
At 2:3p o’clock Saturday af
ternoon the Edenton Tea Party
Chapter of the DAR will spon
sor a tour of the county for the
Young People Meet At
Next Saturday Night
Saturday night, September 27,
at 7:30 o’clock will be held the
second young people’s meeting of
the fall season at the Edenton
Presbyterian Church. Young peo
ple from other churches are in
vited to meet for a time of fellow
ship, singing, and inspiration.
Special speaker will be the Rev.
Joe Gantt, Young Direc
tor kt the Edenton Baptist
Chuith. Refreshments will be
served after the meeting.
Edenton Aces, Much Improved,
Win First Conference Tilt From
Williamston Ry Score Os 7 To 0
r Edenton’s Aces, a greatly im
proved football team since their
first two outings which resulted
In 4efeals, scored their first
touchdown and won their first
agme of the season 7-0 Friday
flight on Hicks Field. The vic
tim was the Williamston Green
Wave, and it was the first Al
bemarle Conference game of the
season for the Aces. Roanoke
Rapids and Wallace-Rose Hill’
previously defeated the Aces.
■ Friday night’s score does not
accurately reflect the difference
in the strength of the two
team fo# the Aces missed two
more touchdowns when 'they
pushed inside the Williamston
15-yard line. The Aces put on a
fS , at l ack “ d
tdrea 15 out downs as againsi
the Wave was held to 62
Til? CHOWAN HERALD
|j Hat Modeler I
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Above is pictured Mrs. Frank
Holmes, who modeled a number
of hats at the fashion show held
at the September meeting of the
Edenton Woman's Club. The
show was staged by the Betty
Shoppe and hats were modeled
by members of the Woman's
Need For Visual
Out By Ferguson
Program Being Plan
ned For Schools In
At Monday night’s meeting of
the Edenton Lions Club, Dr. L. F.
Ferguson, Edenton optometrist,
discussed the need for visual
screening of elementary children.
Dr. Ferguson pointed out that the
present method of'visual checking
was good, but it tended to point
out only near-sightedness in a
child. There are many other dif
ficulties that a person may have
that are not showm up by the
reading chart, according to Dr.
Ferguson. Among these difficul
ties are depth perception, color
perception, muscle imbalance, and
the inability of eyes to coordinate.
The speaker pointed out that vis
ual acuity is vital to a school
child since over 80% of what one
teams comes in through his eyes.
The handicap of defective eye
sight affects a child’s personality,
his learning ability and even his
Dr. Ferguson and Dr. A. F.
Downum are working in ocopera
tion with school officials, PTA
groups, and physicians to insti
tute a program of visual screen-
Continued on Page 7—Section 1
the line for Edenton runners.
The Aces also showed great im
provement in the blockng de
Robert White and Billy Wil
kins bore the brunt of the ball
carrying with .Ted Hardison,
Leroy Spivey, Bubba Hopkins
and Clyde Cobb contributing to
Edenton yardage. Wilkins and
White were also standouts in
All of the boys played well,
with Marvin Ashley, Frank
Johnson, Minton Small, Johnny
Forehand, John Mitchener,
Wayne Baker, Jack Bunch,
Johnny Phillips, Don Faircloth,
Claude Barnett, Wayne Blanch
ard, Richard Dixon, Fred Brit
ton, Billy Dail, Ervin Griffin
and Jimmy White all 7 showing
iyj well Charlie Small, who
has been unable to play due to
injuries, saw some action Fri
day pight, adding strength to
jthe line. Quarterback Lloyd
Lasffler played a steady game
at quarterback, and has improv
over the tod
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 25,1958.
Harding Is Elected
Chairman Os Board
Os Ocean Highway
Edenton Man Chosen
To Succeed Late Cap
tain L. H. Garrison
G. H. Harding, owner of the
Hotel Joseph Hewes in Edenton,
• has been elected chairman of the
board of the Ocean Hiwsv Asso
ciation to fill the unexpired term
of the late Capt L. H. Garrison.
Harding was unanimously elect
ad by the executive committee
which met at. the Hotel Governor
Tryon in New Bern on Monday.
Harding is one of the founders
of the Ocean Hiway Association
and has served as the North Car
olina vice president for several
years. He has been very active
in promoting the Ocean Hiway
since its beginning.
Ernest J. Ward, Jr., president
bf the Ocean Hiway Association,
stated that the association is very
fortunate to have Harding as
chairman of the board. Ward
said, “The construction of the
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Turftiel j
will promote increased traffic on
the entire Ocean Hiway route.
Mr. Harding’s wide experience
will be valuable in planning the
association’s future activities.”
Four New 4-H
At Qiowan Hi
Four-H Clubs were organized at j
the Chowan and Edenton Elemen
tary Schools on Tuesday and!
Wednesday of last week. At the
Chowan School, boys and girls
from the fourth, fifth and sixth
grades will be grouped together
in one club, those in the seventh i
and eighth in another club, and j
the high school members will
make up the third group.
In past years boys and girls j
from the fourth and fifth grades
have belonged to one club. How
ever, since there are very few
youngsters of 4-H Club age in
the fourth grade this year, this
change has been made in the
The Rocky Hock Central
School, an elementary county
school, discontinued school opera
tion in May of this year, and the
children from that area will at
tend the Chowan School. The
club at Edenton High School will
be organized at an early date.
Cancer Film Shown
At Meeting Chowan
The Chowan Hospital Auxili
ary held a very interesting
meeting in the nurses’ home
Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
A feature of the meeting was a
film entitled “Living Insurance,” j
which stressed the importance
of regular examinations to de
tect cancer. The showing of this
very interesting and informative
film was arranged by Mrs. L. A.
Patterson, vice president of the
Chowan County Cancer Society,!
which has adopted education as j
the principal project for the j
Mrs, Ed Bond, president, pre
sided over the meeting and hos
tesses were Mrs. Richard Hardin
and Mrs. Joe Thorud.
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American Legion Auxiliary ex
ecutive board will meet at Hotel
Joseph Hewes Friday and Satur
day. September 26 and 27.
Edenton Rotarians will enter
tain .white school teachers of
Chowan County tonight (Thurs
day) at 7 o'clock in the dining
room of the Masonic Temple.
Edenlon's Cub Scout Pack will
meet Tuesday night. September
3Q, at 7:ls o'clock in the Junior-
Senior High School cafeteria.
Edenton Aces will play Scot
land Neck on Hicks Field Friday
night, September 26, at 8 o'clock.
Edenton Woman's Club will
meet in the Parish House Wednes-
All Edenton boys 6 through 12.
I are invited to spend Saturday at
1 Westelrod Farm at Moyock. The
Awarded 25-Year Service Pin
In above picture John A. Holmes, superintendent of Eden
ton schools, is presenting a 25-year service pin to Ernest A.
Swain, principal of the Edenton Elementary School. Mr. Swain
has served in the Edenton school unit 25 years and before that
he taught in the Advance school until it was added to the
Edenton unit in 1933. When Mr. Swain came to the Edenton
school he succeeded Charles D. Stewart as principal and has
served in that capacity ever since.
Rotarians Will Entertain School
Teachers Os County Tonight
Edenton’s Rotary Club will
observe its annual Teachers’
1 and Ladies’ Night tonight (Thurs
day) when all the white school
teachers in the county as well
as Rotary Annes will be guests
of the Rotarians.
The meeting will be held in
the dining room of the Masonic
Temple, beginning at 7 o’clock.
The principal speaker for the
occasion will be Dr. Nathan H.
Shope, superintendent of Eliza
beth schools. A very in
teresting program has been pre
; pared by the Arrangements
Cub Scouts To
Meet Sept. 30
The monthly meeting of thei
Edenton Cub Scout Pack will J
be held in the Junior-Senior;
High. School cafeteria Tuesday |
night, September 30 at 7:15!
Skits on “Cub Scout Corral”
will be presented by Dens 6 i
Den 9 will be in charge of
the opening ceremony and Den
1 in charge of the closing cere
New Scouts will be welcomed
and applications accepted.
Current members are re
minded that the October meet
ing will be the annual inspec
CITIZENS OF TOMORROW
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Above appear* the final installment of The Herald's "Citi
sens of Tomorrow” feature. Top row. left to right, Earl Ches
son, Bill Cheaton and Weetey Chesson, sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Weeley Chesson. Jr.; Richard Adams and Debra Marie Adams,
children Os Nr. and Mrs. Circle S. Adams. Middle row. left to
right. Betsy Harrell. Scott Harrell and Ann Harrell, children
Mrs. Mack Hendrik, Bottom row, left to right Janie Carole
Evans and JlmmyMack^ Ev
aqq Mtti IsiOBAIv nirt, ■”
Committee which consists of
1 George Alma Byrum, Dick At
kinson, Philip McMullan and
Bruce Jones. The program will
be interspersed with Rotary
songs, with special numbers by
Miss Jane DuLaney. John A.
Holmes will introduce the prin
cipal speaker and W. J. Taylor
and Mr. Holmes will introduce
Dr. Ed Bond, president of the
club, will preside and he urges
every teacher, Rotarian and Ro
tary Anne to attend.
The dinner will be served by
members of the Eastern Star.
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I After suspended activities this|
i summer, with the exception of j
I swimming, Edenton Girl Scout/
are reorganizing to begin a newj
Scouting year by October 1.
All Brownies and Girl Scouts'
will be contacted by their former
troop leaders, who will set the I
time for re-registration. Ap
proximately 100 girls were in the'
program last year ranging from:
second grade through Junior High
School. The executive commit
tee anticipates vacancies in all!
troops due to the closing of the
Marine Air Station. This also af
fects leadership, as four troop j
leaders are having to give up,
troops for the same reason.
1 Continued on Page 7—Section 1
1 Lions Sponsoring
White Cane Sale
Through October 5
Cub Scouts Will Sell
White Canes Sat
Sponsored by the Edenton
Lions Club, the annual White
; Cane drive began today (Thurs
day) and will contV*’ through
October 5. The drive will be fea
i tured by Cub Scouts selling white
! canes on the streets of Edenton
! Saturday. The goal in North
Carolina is $40,000 in the Lions
I efforts to help prevent blindness.
J. P. Partin is chairman of the
drive and points out that there
| are 11,600 blind persons in North
| Carolina and 52 of this number
: are in Chowan County. He says
; more persons went blind last year
than ever before and that 50 per
! cent of this blindness is prevent
Mr. Partin is sending out a
large batch of letters urging re-'
turn of a check for SI.OO or more.
He especially asks that this re
quest not be laid aside and for-!
gotten, but returned with a con
tribution at once so that the drive;
can be .completed in scheduled;
Mr. Partin points out that white
cane money is used for many pur
poses such as providing glasses,
and other visual aids; radios for
shut-in blind persons; eye care:
medical services, white cane
walking sticks; express charges on
talking book machines; dental;
care; hearing aids: funds for vis
ual aids clinic, and many other
aids. All these services are es
sential but the association feels
that an expanded prevention of;
blindness program will be thei
greatest service that could be
rendered the citizens of Chowan
County and the State, and has
provided funds for eye research
and county eye clinics.
Week Oct. 5-11
Fire Chief W. J. Yates reports
that Fire Prevention Week will,
be observed the week of October
5 to 11. Proclamations have been
made by Governor Luther Hodges
and Mayor Ernest Kehayes call
ed upon citizens to join in effec-!
: tive programs to guard against
the ever-present threat of un-!
! controlled fires.
Chief Yates stated that during]
1 the week fire fighting equipment j
; will be on display at the fire sta-j
j tion. Mr. Yates also urges peo
! pie to clean up about their prem-j
! ises in order to eliminate any fire
During the week an inspection I
i will also be made in the Edenton
j business section.
Mr. Yates points out that in the
j last decade more than 100,000
j Americans have died needlessly in
j fires and hundreds of thousands
more have been burned or disfig
ured for life. In North Carolina
last year fire claimed the lives of
186 people and resulted in prop
erty losses amounting to more
“No fire prevention program
can be successful without the con
j scientious and continuing coop
j eration of individual citizens,”
says Mr. Yates, .and for that rea
i son he urges everybody to join in
: observing the 36th anniversary of
; the nation-wide program.
j 20 Years Ago
As Found in the Files of
The Chowan Herald
Following circulation of a pe
tition requesting Sunday movies.
Manager Jimmy Earnhardt an
nounced that Sunday movies will
begin at the Taylor Theatre but
that the Sunday entertainment
will not conflict with church ser
Included in a list of 13 new
highway projects, was a roadway
connecting the Sound bridge road
Edenton Lions walloped Red
Men in a final gam# for the city's
Headed by R. C. Holland, a
large delegation of peanut grow
ers and procecsoti from Chowan
and adjacent counties went to
Washington to eonfor with Secre
tary of Agriculture Henry A. Wal-
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Mrs. G W- Overman
1 Os County Council
[ New Merchant
i : —>
With a change in ownership,
Johnny Woolard will operate the
Colonial Furniture Com p a n,y
which was formerly the Albe
marle Furniture Company on
Aces Preparing To
Here Friday Night
Last Home Game For
Aces Until Friday,
Greatly bolstered by their vie-1
lory over Williamston Friday!
night, Coach Billings' Edenton j
Aces are this week preparing for'
their clash with Scotland Neck on
Hicks Field Friday night of this
week. The Aces came out of;
Friday night’s battle unscathed!
and, barring any injuries during j
this week's practice sessions, will
be in top form both physically
and mentally for the game.
This will be the second Albe-j
marie Conference game for the;
Aces, who will put forth every es- J
fort to maintain a clean confer-j
Both Coaches Billings and Mor-1
ris were well pleased with the!
playing of all the Aces last Fri
day night, but are leaving no;
stone unturned to be ready fori
the Halifax County aggregation.
Scotland Neck comes to Eden
ton with a rather unimpressive
record. They have been decisive
; ly defeated by Ahoskie 35-0 and j
j Plymouth 41-7. This record, how
| ever, is no reason for the Aces to
! be over-confident, so that they
j are practicing hard in order to be
I ready for a more stubborn team
| than the two scores indicate.
Os course, the school band will
turn out to add color to the game
, and another large crowd is ex
! pected to be on hand.
After this game the Aces will
play four successive games on for
eign soil, these in order, being
Elizabeth City, Tarboro, Hert
ford and Ahoskie. all regarded as
very tough games.
WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING
Edenton’s Woman’s Club will
meet Wednesday, October 1, at
, 1 o’clock in the Parish House.
Mrs. Robert J. Boyce, president,
requests a large attendance.
Grand Prizes In Chamber Os
Commerce Fishing Contest To
Be Presented Tuesday Night
Grand prizes of $lO gift cer
l tificates will be presented to
t the five seasonal winners in the
t Chamber of Commerce fishing
■ contest at a dinner Tuesday
night, September 30, at the Ho
' i tel Joseph Hewes. The win
* ners of the contest, which be
l gan in June and closed Septem
ber 2, are Mrs. E. P. Kehayes,
1 wife of Edenton’s mayor, Hos
t kins S. Bass and Melvin Evans
of Edenton, Clyde Miller and
i Norman Perry, Jr., of Cetera in.
The principal speaker will be
» Arthur W. Dickson of Shiloh
> fish biologist of the North Ca
- rolina Wildlife Resources Com
- mission. Mayor E. P. Kpfcayes
1 * will present the awards. Robert
WITH A CHECKUP
j New Officers Will Be
j Installed At Achieve
j ment Day Friday, Oc
Mrs. C. W. Overman was
j elected president of the Chowan
j County Council of Home Dem
[ onstration Clubs for the 1959.-60
term at the regular Council
; meeting last week. Other of ic
ers elected to serve with Mrs.
Overman are: Vice president,
Mrs. Lester Copeland, and
retary-treasurer Mrs. Fred Cas
teloe. These new leaders will
be installed at the *Fall Achieve
ment Day, October 10. They
will assume office in January.
Mrs. H. T. Hollowell presided
at the Council meeting held in
ithe Advance community building
, following the annual fashion
s,how. She wnV assisted by Mrs.
B. P. Mond secretary. Mrs.
W. H. Saund' s, vice president,
gave a timei;, devotional on
"Use of One’s Talents.”
A report on Farm Home Week
activities was given to the group
by Mrs. M. T. Barrington, who
represented the Chowan clubs
at the state event.
Several important announce
ments were made concerning
club activities scheduled for the
Mrs. O. C. Long, Jr., plan
ning chairman, announced that
the annual Fall Achievement
Day will be held at Chowan
Community Building on Friday,
j October 10, at 2:30 P. M. Cen
ter Hill Club will take care of
j decorations, with the Chowan
:Club as hostess.
Miss Pauline Gordon. Exten
sion house furnishing specialist,
will be the guest speaker, giv
ing a demonstration on “Dried
The Husbands’ Supper Cor
mittee chairman, Mrs. I. E. Ha
sey. Jr., reported that Warr
Club will prepare and serve th
j banquet meal at its community
building on Wednesday, Novem
: her 19. Rvland Club is re
sponsible for decorations and
I place cards, with Beech Fork
; Club getting the favors.
O. B. Copeland, in charge of
Continued oa Page 6—Section 1
In Cub Pack
Due to the scheduled closing of
the Edenton Naval Auxiliary Air
Station and the transfer of many
Marine families, approximately 25
vacancies exist in the local Cub
Boys in the 8 to 10 year age
group who are interested in join
ing the Cub Scouts are invited to
attend the monthly pack meeting
which will be held Tuesday night,
September 30, at 7:15 o’clock at
the Junior-Senior High School
It is necessary for parents to
attend this meeting with the boys.
If it is not possible to attend the
meeting, parents may contact
I James Griffin or Jesse Harrell to
: arrange for membership. These
. vacancies are limited and any
. boys interested in joining are
urged to act immediately.
E. Evans, district supervisor.
Wildlife Resources Commission,
and Chamber President Gilliam
Wood will also attend, accord
ing to Chairman Scott Harrell
of the Tourist and Recreation
Harrell said representatives
of Bell’s, Byrum Hardware Co.,
Edenton Marina, Hughes-Parker
Hardware Co., and Western
Auto Store, who donated week
ly prizes during the contest as
well as the grand priezs will be
honored at the dinner. Awards
were made for the heaviest
bream, large-mouth bass, crap
pie. rockfiah and white perch
caught in local waters and tre
ated a great deal of interest;