fs ’ 1 ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN CHOWAN COUNTY Volume XXV.—Number 43. Edenton Mercl v ,nts Begin Bid-A-Buck Sales Promotion 16th District Os Fet X\ *ated Woman’s Club Will Hold Annual Meeting In Edenton Three State Officers Expected to Attend; President Will Be the Principal Speaker The annual meeting of the 16th District of Federated Woman’s Clubs will be held in Edenton Monday, October 27, with the Edenton club as hostesses. Mrs. W. J. P. Earnhardt, chairman, an nounces that plans have been made for an outstanding district meeting. Three State officers are expect ed for the event including Mrs. R. T. Dent, president of the N. C. Federation of Woman’s Clubs; Mrs. Doc R. Oliver, second vice- 1 president, and Mrs. Jack Sharpe, third vice-president. Interesting talks will be made by these digni taries who will be the speakers for the day. Mrs. Julian Porter, 16th' District president, will pre side over the business session. The Penelope Barker house will be the scene for a coffee hour which will open the day’s activi ties. The coffee-hour will begin at 8:30. Registrations will be held at this time. An art’ exhibit will be featured at the Penelope Barker house under the direction of Mrs. T. B. Smith and Mrs. A. F. Downum, both of the Edenton club, and Mrs. John Bonner of Elizabeth City, 16th District art chairman, will assist. All clubs in the district are invited to partici pate in the exhibit. An added feature will be a unique display contributed by Mrs. Lloyd Grif fin. Following the social hour, dele gates will move to the Chowan County Court House for the busi ness session, beginning at 10 o’clock. A later registration will precede the business session dur ing which time luncheon tickets will be available. This is the first time in the his tory of the 16th District a Wo man’s Club business meeting has been held in a Court House. In this historical background, Mrs. R. J. Boyce, president of the Eden- Conlinued on Page 6—Section 1 Jaycees Sponsoring Thanksgiving Dance Sponsored by the Edenton Junior Chamber of Commerce, the annual Thanksgiving dance will be held in the Edenton arm ory Wednesday night, November 26, starting at 9 o’clock and continuing until 1 o’clock. Music for the dance will be provided by The Notables of Suffolk, Va. Anyone desiring to make table reservations are requested to inform Gene Ward, telephone I 3317. t Edenton Aces In Dime Novel Style Finish Defeat Hertford’s Indians In Last 60 Seconds 13-7 Edenton’s Aces defeated the Hertford Indians in Hertford Friday night by a score of 13-7 in a game which wound up something like a Horatio Alger story. The game was played be fore a capacity crowd with Edenton loaning three sections of to help accommo date -Ite crowd and even then theregSbere as many or more spectftjfcas obliged to stand along the sidelines. The; Aces scored near the end of quarter when they drove from their own 25-yard line '• for a touchdown. Bubba Hopkins, Robert White and Ted Hardison alternated in carrying the ball to the 11-yard line, from where White wiggled through the line, shook off three tacklers and scored on a very thrilling t play. Jack Bunch grabbed Lloyd Lassiter’s pass for the extra. ! m- a see-saw battle dur ing -jthe second and third quar-| ters,. with both teams afflicted I THE CHOWAN HERALD Officers Named For Chowan’s Drive To Fight Cancer Disease A goodly number of people interested in the fight against cancer gathered at the Penelope Barker house Wednesday night of last week when a very in teresting and informative film was shown and comments made by Mrs. Bert Tyson, field con sultant of Greenville. The pic ture vividly showed the action of cancer cells and their devel opment and brought out the im portance of frequent checkups before they make too much pro gress. “The doctor’s office is the cancer detection center,” em phasized Mrs. Tyson. Considerable interest has been aroused in the fight against can Aces Expect Tough Game With Ahoskie What is calculated to be the toughest Albemarle Conference game for the Edenton Aces will be staged in Ahoskie Friday night when the Aces will lock horns with the Ahoskie Indians. Both the Aces and Indians will enter the game with a clean con ference record and last FT id ay night Hertford was the first con ference team to score against the Aces, who played one of their most erratic games of the season. Ahoskie has the reputation of being exceptionally strong this year, boasting one of the finest lines, especially the middle, as well as a well-rounded team since Jack Young has been coaching at Ahoskie. The Aces will put forth every effort to win the game and still fresh in their memory is the close shave last year when the Aces narrowly won by a 27-26 score. The boys came out of the Hert ford scrap in good shape and go ing through strenuous practice sessions this week, should be in top form for what appears to be a battle royal. District Meeting Os VFW Sunday William H. Coffield, Jr., Post No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be host at a district meeting to be held in Edenton Sunday, October 26. The meeting will be held at the Post home beginning with a din ner at 1 o’clock. The business meeting will begin at 2 o’clock, which will be presided over by William P. Huggins of Sunbury. with fumbilitis, but on the first play of the final quarter Sulli-] van cracked through the line from the 2-yard mark and Mat thews went over for the extra point, although some players and spectators questioned the deci sion. At any rate, the Indians were gaining strength, so that the outcome appeared to wind up in at least a 7-7 tie. However, near the end of the game the Indians recovered a fumble on their own 40. Two plays netted six yards and then Jimmy White broke through to throw the ball carrier for a 5- yard loss, which proved to be the turning point of the game, for the Indians were forced to kick. It was the Aces’ ball on the Hertford 42. White and Hopkins carried to the 25 and Lassiter was thrown for a 6- , yard loss tryin to spot a pass | receiver. Then with about 80 seconds , remaining he passed to IFred Britton. Britton juggled Continued on Page 3, Section 2 cer with education taking the leading role in the Chowan County chapter. The county officers of the i Chowan County unit are: j President, Dr. Frank Wood; first vice president, Mrs. L. A. j Patterson; second vice president, Mrs. Logan Elliott; campaign chairman, Mrs. J. D. Elliott; 'treasurer, James M. Bond; sec retary, Miss Inez Felton; publi j city chairman, J. Edwin Bufflap. ! Members of the board of direc tors are; Mrs. Kermit L. Lay j ton, Miss Maidred Morris, Dr. W. S. Griffin. Dr. W. I. Hart. Dr. Richard Hardin, Dr. L. P. , Continued on Page 2—Section 1 Inspection For Cub Scout Pack On October 28 Cub Scout Pack No. 15!) will meet Tuesday night, October 28, promptly at 7:15 o’clock in the cafeteria at the Junior-Senior High School. This will be annual inspection, so that every boy is expected to attend the meeting on time. Judges for the inspection will be Chief of Police George I. Dail, Fire Chief W. J. Yates, Mayor Er nest Kehayes and Charlie Swan ner, commanding officer of the lo cal National Guard unit. Parents of the boys are es pecially urged to attend the meet ing. Rotary Governor In Edenton Today Hobart Steele, district Rotary governor, will pay an official visit to the Edenton Rotary Club this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Parish House. Governor Steele will meet with President Ed Bond and Secretary James P. Ricks, Jr., prior to the dinner. After the meeting, at which Mr. Steele will speak, he will conduct an assembly with all of the club’s officials. Dr. Ed Bond, president of the club, urges every Rotarian to be present in order to meet Gover nor Steele. Schools Sponsor UNICEF Oct, 31st Edenton Public Schools will again sponsor UNICEF, the Unit ed Nations Children’s Fund this year. Boys and girls will be ring ing doorbells or asking for contri butions for UNICEF on October 31st. These people will be trick or treating for pennies, nickels and dimes to help the Children’s Fund provide medicine and food to mil lions of sick and hungry children 1 all over the world. About S2OO was collected last year, and it is hoped the response this year will be even greater. 20’Years Ago As Found m the Files of The Chowan Herald ~~— d L. C. Burton. Chairman of the Board of Elections, announced the polling place in Yeopim Township was changed from Jordan's Store to R. E. Coffield's Store. Ernest' Jackson and Branning Perry went to Charlotte to attend a showing of the new model Chevrolet. A leaden' school -for Chowan Home Demonstration Clubs was held at the Court House with Miss Elisabeth Williams of Ra leigh as principal speaker. Edenton Rotarians called off their meeting in order to attend -Continued on Page 2—Section 1 Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 23,1958. Edenton Woman’s Club Speaker ' '''Sm ' rnwr'* mk MRS. RAYMOND T. DENT A highlight of the annual meeting of the lGth District of Federated Woman's Clubs to be held in Edenton Monday, Oc tober 27, will be an address by Mrs. Raymond T. Dent of Spruce Pine. Mrs. Den! is president of the North Carolina Federation of Woman's Clubs and will speak on the subject 'Opportunity We Have Through Education. Service and Dedica tion, We Build.” Annual Halloween Party To Be Held Friday, October 31 Affair This Year Willi Be Held in Edenton! Armory From 4 to 7 O’clock Plans for the annual Halloween Carnival, one of the year’s most outstanding events in Edenton, are under way and the Woman’s Club, sponsors of the party, prom ises a gay time for the youth of the town and county. A corps of workers are making plans and getting refreshments,, prizes, and entertainment ready for this gala event scheduled for Friday, October 31. Attention is called to several changes to be made in this year's carnival. It will be held in the National Guard armory between the hours of 4 and 7 o'clock. Sev eral booths will be added. In ad dition to the usual attractions — fish pond, talking witch, movies, witches brew, candy, apples, hot dogs, pop corn, peanuts and for tune tellers, there will be a rock ’n roll session, a white elephant, booth, a coffee stand and a bake) sale. A small charge will be madej at the various stops along the Grand Champion Fair Winner j ail don t LET YOUR r arn: pond If ■ TH TR P! I This educational booth was chosen grand champion ex hibit in the Chowan County Fair last week. Its theme was on safety entitled "Warning—Don’t Let Your Farm Pond Be a Death Trap." The exhibit was erected by members ot the Gum Pond Home Demonstration Club. ( I midway. Prizes will be awarded for the I most original costume, the most comical girl, the most comical boy, and for the best costumed boy and girl. Judges will be lo cally selected. Each little goblin is urged to join the parade which will form ■ on the Church Street side of the ■ Elementary School downtown. There will be adults to supervise the youngsters on the inarch to !the armory. i The Halloween party is staged .ieach year under the sponsorship lof the Woman's Club and is al ways eagerly anticipated by the ■ youth of the community. This year’s party will have a larger se ; lection of entertainment than ■ ever and will have something to i offer all age groups. The chairmen of the event urge all the youngsters to don their ■ costumes and join in the fun. VFW MEETING William H. Coffield Post No. 4 9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars, ’I will meet Tuesday night, October 128 at 8 o’clock. Commander Har ■ j old Langdale requests a large at ■ tendance. 'Project To Plant Trees In Edenton Making Headway Decision Is Made to Plant Crepe Myrtle And Dogwood Trees On North Broad St. A committee from the Edenton Woman’s Club and George Alma Byrum and J. Edwin Bufflap, representing Town Council, to gether with County Agent C. W. ; Overman, met at the home of Mrs. I Earl Goodwin Monday morning ;oi consider a tree planting project . sponsored by the Woman’s Club. An appropriation of SSOO was included in the town’s budget for ! beautifica.t ion. so that the Wo j man’s Club adopted a project for planting trees to replace mnnv which have been taken down in ! recent years. It was the general opinion that ! the most effective beautificationl work could be done bv planting trees on North Broad Street be tween the Triangle Service Sta ! tion to Oakum Street. It was de. | cided to plant in the neighborhood 'of 125 trees in this area With' 'crepe myrtle and dogwood being' the favorite choice Mr. Overman i was instructed to secure prices fori I these two and it is hoped work! lean be started on the project i 1 within a few weeks. The group also considered beau tifying the boulevard in front of the police station by planting aza leas, as well as a few shade trees along the Court House Green. Present at the meeting were Mrs. Earl Goodwin, Mrs. John Graham. Mrs. Scott Harrell, Mrs. Jimmy Earnhardt, C. W. Ovor j man, George Alma Byrum and J ; Edwin,Buff lap. 1 The two Council men will- pro- 1 [sent the recommendation at the* i next Town Council meeting for I official action. New *59 De Soto Displayed Friday O. B. Perry, manager of the Chowan Motor Company, an nounces that the new 1959 DeSoto automobile will go on display in the showroom Friday, October 24. Mr. Perry is very much enthused over the new model and urges the general public to visit and inspect the new DeSoto. "in keeping with a generation of fine cars, the 1959 DeSoto was designed as a ear of performance and prestige,” says Mr. Perry. "We feel that the 1959 DeSoto can do everything a motorist can pos sibly ask of it.” Tots & Teens Store In New Building Tots & Teens Shop is now in a new location having last week moved from the Badham building to the Goodwin building, a short distance from the old location. The Goodwin building has been remodeled inside and out, so that the store now is one of the most attractive in the Edenton busi ness district. The interior oF'trie store pro vides a better opportunity for dis playing a larger stock of merchan dise, so that Mr. and Mrs. George Privott extend a cordial invita tion to the general public to visit and inspect the new store. [civic calendar! Twenty-two Edenton merchants are cooperating in a "Bid-a-Buck" sales promotion feature which will begin today (Thursday) and end Saturday, November 29. Chowanoke Council No. 54, De gree of Pocahontas, will meet to night (Thursday) at 8 o'clock with a dinner preceding the meet ing at 6:30 o'clock. Edenton's Junior Chamber of Commerce will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7 o'clock in the Penelope Barker house. Ed Bond Post No. 40 of the American Legion will meet Tues day . night, October 28 at 8 o'clock. Cub Scout Pack No. 159 will meet for annual inspection Tues day night. October 28. at the 1 Concluded on Page B—Section 1 1 82.50 Per Year In North Carolina Unique Plan Will Be In Progress For Five Week Period 1 Poppy Day } The Auxiliary of William H. Coffield Post No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will stage a Pop py Day on Saturday, November 3. Members of the Auxiliary urge everyone to honor the war dead by buying a poppy on that day. The proceeds of the sale of pop- I pies will go toward relief work. Senator Avclletl Red Men Speaker Plans have been completed for the. annual banquet of Chowan | Tribe No. 8, : Improved Order of Red Men, which will, be held in [ the American Legion building j Monday night, October 27, at 7:30 o’clock. According to a prelimi nary report made at the tribe’s' I meeting Monday night, between 125 and 150 are expected to at tend. The meal will be served by members of the Legion Auxili ary. The principal speaker for the banquet will be Senator Elton Aydlett of Elizabeth City. Among; the distinguished guests will be! the Great Sachem of North Caro lina. James F. Brooks of Char lotte and W. E. Yopp. Great Chief of Records of Wilmington. The committee in charge of the banquet has arranged an inter-’ estmg program, with Caswell Ed mundson scheduled to act .as; toastmaster. Ereat Pocahontas A isitiii<r Edenton CP Chowanoke Council No. 54, j Degree of Pocahontas, will meet | tonight in the Red Men hall. A special guest at the meeting! will be Mrs. Virginia Fisher of Kannapolis. . Great Pocahontas. I who will be making her official 1 visit to the local Council and deliver an address during the! meeting. A dinner will be served by local Pocahontas members in! honor of the Great Pocahontas, i which will be served in the Red) Men hall beginning at 6:30 o’clock. The business meeting! will follow at 3 o’clock. Mrs. Marina Crummey. Poca hontas of Chowan Council, urges every member to be present for the occasion. I)r. Robert Jordan Auxiliary Speaker Chowan Hospital Auxiliary held! a very interesting meeting in the j nurses’ home Friday afternoon' when Dr. Robert Jordan spoke to. the groun. His remarks were very interesting and informative having to do with medical ser-j vices as applied to the Air Force; in the space age. During the meeting the. Aux.ili-i ary adopted a project to purchase an isolette for the nursery and a! portable operating table. Following the meeting refresh-' ments were served with Mrs. J. J. j Long and Mrs. Lester Forehand serving as hostesses. 1 Labor Survey Now Beilin Made In Edenton In Connection With Expected Large Knitting Plant Edenton’s Industry Develop-. ment Corporation and the Eden ton Chamber of Commerce are now conducting a labor survey in anticipation of a large knitting plant locating in Edenton. It is the purpose to secure as many names as possible of white wo men who are interested in being employed by the new plant. In the Edenton area those who are interested are requested to file their names at the N. C. Em ployment office. 204 Citizens Bank Building Monday through fT~ 1 sS FIGHT CANCER WITH A CHECKUP AND CHECK Jj j; Some of Frizes Now on Display In Lobby of '! Peoples Bank & Trust Company Today (Thursday) 23 Edenton . merchant: begin a rather unique . sales promotion which is known 1 as Bid-A-Buek, which will ter minate five weeks hence, Satur . day, November 29 with a big Bid- A-Buck auction sale. The plan is for each participate j ing merchant to give a Bid-A -Buek with every dollar spent. At 1 the conclusion of the promotion a Bid-A-Buck Auction Sale will be held, at which many prizes can be purchased at auction, using | the Bid-A-Bucks as money. It ,s tne hope of the participat ing merchants that the plan will | stimulate sales and at the same time, with special prices on much of the merchandise, a "banki *il” if Bid-A-Bucks will be saved in order to buy the prizes offerer! without any ou* 1 yof money. Aside fron .individual mer i chants’ prizes • e auctioned off, there are three major prizes, a 12-cubic foot Frigidaire refrigera ' tor valued at $419.95 as first prize; a 17-inch portable television set valued at $199.95 as second prize and third prize, a 21-inch Jacob son lawn mower valued at $119.93. The participating merchants land their individual prizes offer ; ed during the promotion follow: Belk-Tyler’s: Four suit., A | lady's, girl's, man’s and boy's:with. ; retail value of SIOO.OO. Phthisic's Super Market: Five ' food baskets with retail value of i $5.00 each. j M. G. Brown Co.. Inc.: Unfin- I ished Boston rocker with retail : value of $12.65. Tots & Teens Shop: Boy's sport | coat and pants with retail value ! of $17.00, Leggett & Davis: One Kodak | with retail value of $14.95 Ralph F. Parrish, Tnc.: One 50- i piece service for 8. Original Rog , ers’ silverplate. American Ros : pattern. Retail value 559.95. P & Q Super Market: On [ Smithfield ham, three SIO.OO gro- Continued on Page 3—Section 1 Band To Sponsor Turkey Shoot It was announced by officials of the Edenton Junior-Senior High School Band that the band .will sponsor a turkey shoot in I the near future. The purpose of the shoot is to help raise some I money on the band’s indebted ness. The band this year went in debt for about $6,000 for new instruments. The date of the j shoot will be. set later. I \ Program At Elementary School United Nations Day will be [observed at the Edenton E!o --imrntarv School Friday afternoon, October 24, at 1:30 o'clock | when Mrs. Holton's section of I the sixth grade will present a ■UN program at assembly, j Ernest A. Swain, principal, in vites any interested parents or 'friends to attend. Friday from 10 \. M., to 2 P. M. In the Col bia area listings should be ma t the Agriculture Building Wed. days from 10 A. M.. to 2 P. M. In Hertford listings will be re ceived at the Court House Thurs days from 10 A. M., to 2 P. M. In the Gatesville area listings will be taken at the Court House Fridays from 10 A. M.. to 11 A. M. ' Any women interested are urg ed to file immediately, as this in formation is needed as soon as possible.