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Volume XXV—Number 52.
i-j Appeal Brings Result
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Sitting above is Tracy Kirby, who is realizing the answer to
a recent appeal for a tape recorder through The Heiald. Kenneth
Worrell, standing, became interested in the appeal for the disabled
Kirby and through his efforts the tape recorder became a-reality
foe Kirby. Wotreil secured donations from the Red Men, VFW
add American Legion Auxiliaries and several individual and the
. machine was purchased when the Sears Roebuck Company donated
over half of the cost.
Edenton Street Department And
State Employees Praised For
Quick Removal Os Recent Snow
Edenton’s Street Department
and the State Highway Depart
ment are praised by Chamber of
Commerce President John Gra
ham for their efforts in remov
ing snow and ice from the town’s
streets after the big storm.
“As president of the Chamber
of Commerce, I wish to extend in
behalf of our members our deep
appreciation to Commissioner J.
Edwin Bufflap of the Street De
partment and Sujjt. Frank Hughes
and his-crew for putting the busi
ness comnQunity back in business
so promptly,” Grahtfha stated.
“The storm arrived at the height
ot the holiday buying season and
the loss to our merchants would
have been far greater had not the
Street Department acted so effici
ently in the huge task which fac
ed them.” *--
Graham also commended state
highway crews working under
George Asbell, Chowan County
foreman. The main roads into
Edenton were cleared and safe
for travel within a few hours.
Many compliments have been re
ceived on the excellent job done
by both the town and state crews.
Ralph Parrish, Chairman of the
Merchants Committee, joined in
thanking local and state crews.
'“We were luckier than many oth
er communities to get business
back to normal, so fast,” he said.
“The Street Department worked
until midnight on Friday follow
ing the storm to get Broad Street
cleared and the retailers appreci
ate this effort.”
Wins Prize For
The winner of a $lO cash prize
for the best outside home Christ
mas decoration was won by Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Twiddy, who live
in Morris Circle. The contest
was sponsored by the Edenton
Mrs. Louis George Wilkins,
Fine Arts Chairman, listed quite
a few homes in the contest, ail of
Which were beautifully decorated,
so4hafe.if was 4 difficult task for
the- judges to decide on the win
ner. The homes were judged Fri
The. judgfes Were especially im
pressed with the decorations of
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Harrell on East
Queen Street, JCr. and Mrs. Ivey
Meadows on <&barrus Street, Mr.
and Mrs. Henjert Hollowell in
Pembroke Circle, Mr. and Mrs.
Percy Smith, on the Virginia Road
and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Tar
kington on West Queen Street
Wilkins expressed the
hope tha* thiikpeer’s contest will
be an incentive fcr more homes
Judges for the event Were Mrs.
Elliot} Bplch, Mrs. Cflfljpy Perry
0/9UAAT e* M T Aern
iJ|iitaan*r 1 iiinTifirii have eone to
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Fine Program Os
One of Edenton’s most out
standing Christmas programs was
presented in the Junior-Senior
High School auditorium Friday
night when the band presented a
concert. Despite the extraordi
nary calibre of the music, the au
ditorium was less than half full,
but those who attended were high
in praise of Derwood Bray, the di
rector, and members of the band.
Vern Goodw.in acted as narra
tor for the program and at its
conclusion members of the band
presented Mr. Bray with Christ
mas presents. The program was
concluded b£4he audience joining
in singing a number of the fav
orite Christmas carols.
The numbers played by the
band included: “Slater’s Waltz,”
“The Glass Slipper,” “Three
Songs For Christmas,” “In A
Clock Store," “The Christmas
guite.” “Snow White Fantasy,”
“Jingle Bells Rhapsody” and “The
Visiting Minister At
Sunday, Dec. 28th
The Rev. Earl Richardson, pas
tpr of the Edenton Methodist
Church, announces a guest-minis
ter for Sunday morning, Decem
ber 28. He will be Corbin Lee
Cherry, a pre-ministerial student
at High Point College from Hert
ford. It is hoped 'that a large con
gregation will be on hand for Mr.
Cherry’s service, of which will
have complete charge. Fittingly,
Mr.'Cherry is appearing in the
rulprt of the Edenton Methodist
Church on Student Recognition
Mr. and Mrs. Richardson will
leave Edentop on Christmas day
for an 8-day vacation. They will
divide the time between their
parents, the Richardsons in Rob
bins and the Copelands in Ahos
20 Years Ago ?
As Found in the File* of
' The Chowan Herald
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One of the most outstanding
improvements in the way of beau
tification in Edenton took pjaee
when Mayor J. H. McMullan sign
ed a WPA project for the erection
of an athletic center on Hicks
"Aunt LisxU" Bunch celebrated
her 100th birthday on- Christmas
day at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Ida Reed at Center Hill.
Robert L. Chesson won a suit
in Superior Court against the
Kieckhoffer Container Company
of Plymouth. Almost an entire
week was consumed by the suit
in which Chesson sued for til.-
000 and was awarded *2,668J27.
Many were turned away at the
Pertpiimaae County High School
for the first program of the Albe
mark Music Fbsiitil Association.
aT« gesture of apprecistion ior
the^mifu 1 omrioe. Town Coup.
fofei 5 - Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, December 25,1958.
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In newspaper parlance, it's about "30" for the Christmas season ... in plain words
; t's about over. So, everyone here, printers, reporters, admen, publisher, pressmen,
editors, bookkeepers, proofreaders, ... all wish you a most delightful Christmas!
May it truly be a memorable occasion and may the headlines of the New Year record
only happiness and success for you and yours.
The Chowan Herald
Ten Leaders In -j
At the conclusion of the sixth
round of the bridge marathon
sponsored by the Chowan Hos
pital Auxiliary, Mrs Kathryn
Goodwin and Earl Goodwin have
taken the lead.
The ten leading teams and;
their scores follow:
1— Mrs. Kathryn Goodwin and
Earl Goodwin, $28,340.
2 Mrs. L. A. Patterson and
Mrs. W. B. Rosevear, 23,230.
3 Nick George and Jesse!
4 Dr. Frank Wood and Mrs.
Frank Wood, 20,980.
5 Medlin Belch and A1 Phil
6 Joe Thorud and Dr. Richard
Hardin, 20 680.
7 Mrs. A. M. Forehand and;
Mrs. H. A. Campen, 2b,540.
8— Mrs. Watson Bell and Mrs.
John Harrison, 19,560, and Mrs. |
J. W. Davis and Mrs. Earl
Goodwin, also 19,560.
9 Marvin Wilson and Mrs.'
Marvin Wilson, 18,800. ,
10— Mrs. Ed Bond and Mrs.
Wesley Chesson, ,Jr., 17,580.
Two Holidays For
Due to most Edenton business'
concerns observing :two days for
Christmas, Thursday and Friday, ;
the Street Department will make :
no garbage and trash collections
on these two dgys. Regular col
lections will be resumed ■ Satur
Santa Claus Will Remain To
Greet Edentan’s First ’59 Baby
Fifteen local business firms
have already notified the Cham
ber of Commerce that they will
honor the first New Year’s baby
to arrive at Chowan Hospital in
1959. Tom L. Ridgeway, hospital
administrator,' said the lucky ar
rival will receive presents con
tributed by Mitchener’s Pharma
cy, Peoples Bank & Trust Com
pany, Tots and Teens Shop, Belk-
Tyler’s, Cuthrell’s Department
Store, Elliott Company, Leggett
& Davis Drugs, P & Q Super Mar
ket, Malone’s 5 & 10c Store,
Quinn Furniture Company, By-
Laundry l Elliott <^" Pany ’ -
Lloyd Rnneb- Fahey )
Byrum Return From Trip To i
Goodyear Farms In Arizona
Lloyd C. Bunch, Chairman of
the Albemarle Soil Conservation
District, and Fahey Byrum, lead
ing conservation farmer of the
district, along with 93 others of the
nation’s outstanding conservation
minded farmers and ranchers re
turned home Tuesday of last
week after receiving their reward
for being named national soil
conservation champions for their!
The men were winners of
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Com
pany's eleventh annual Soil Con-,
servation Awards program cover
ing the fiscal year 1957-1958. The
grand award was a vacation trip
by air to the Wigwam, a luxuri
ous guest resort on Goodvear
Farms, Litchfield Park, Arizona,
Each winner was named bf' a
board of impartial judges, com-!
prised of leading agriculturalists. |
in 50 competing units covering,
every state in the countr,v.
The soil awards program is de
signed to increase good soil con
servation practices. Grand prizes
BANK CLOSED TWO DAYS
The Peoples Bank & Trust
i Company will be closed Thursday
! and Friday, December 25 and 26,;
: but will be op§n for business as j
usual Saturday, December 27. j
Important banking business j
should, therefore, be transacted
The baby’s parents will be giv
en gift certificates by the firms
which may be exchanged for free
merchandise or services at the
“Santa Claus will stay in town
a week longer than usual to greet
1959’s new baby,” Ridgeway said.
“At least we hope he’ll have to
wait only one week!”
Mr. Ridgeway commended the
; Chamber of Commerce and the
■ business firms for making this
, fine gesture to honor the first
- New Year’s baby in Eden ton.
- Any firm wishing to participate
! in this project should notify the
l Chamber of Commerce office.
are awarded to soil conservation'
districts in the 50 competing units
which are considered outstanding
for the year in regular soil con-|
servation work. The winning soil
conservation district in each com- j
; peting unit or state sends its gov- 1
erning body member who has'
worked the hardest and accom
plished most, on the vacation trip.;
This member of the soil conserva
tion district governing body is ac-|
companied on the vacation outing]
by the district’s top cooperating l
i farmer or rancher.
While enjoying Arizona’s sun-j
shine and desert air, the 100 win-j
ning conservationists inspected
the state’s conservation activities!
and irrigation farming on Good-i
year’s 14.000-acre model farm.!
Entertainment programs includ-l
ed a rodeo, desert tours, and rec- j
I reational facilities of the Wigwam.!
Goodyear’s soil conservation]
j awards program has provided)
grand award vacation trips fori
836 of the nation's leading agri
cultuialists since beginning of the
event in 1947-43.
Rotary Club Calls
Off Two Meetings
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Edenton’s Rotary Club will not
meet Thursday of this week due
| to the observance of Christmas.
The meeting will likewise be
called off the following week due
to the observance of New Year’s.
The next meeting of the club,
therefore, will be Thursday after
noon, January 8, at 1 o’clock,
when the program will be in
charge of Gerald James.
Draft Board Office ,
Closed To Dec. 29
The office of the Chowan Coun
. ty Draft Board closed Saturday,
. December 20, for the Christmas
i holidays and will not reopen un
til Monday, December 29.
■ During this closing period all
: men In Chowan County who are
5 required' to register will be ex
-1 cused but they must report after
. the office opens on December 29.
: Any information may be obtained
! from the clerk, Mrs. MaybeUe P.
Sexton at her home, phone 2292.
Plans Completed For
Varsity Club’s Dance
On Christmas Night
Plans have been completed for
the annual Varsity Club's Christ
mas dance which is scheduled to
be held Christmas night, Decem
ber 25. The dance will be held
in the Edenton armory from 9 to
1 o'clock and is expected to be
one of the most enjoyable affairs
ever held by the Varsity Club.
Music for the dance will be
furnished by The - Notables of
Suffolk, Va., who have appeared
in Edenton a number of times be
Table reservations can be made
by telephoning William Billings.
2601 or Joe Thorud, 3359.
Only Two More
Shopping Days Left
Local shoppers have two more
full days to complete their Christ
mas lists. Stores will be open un
til 9 o'clock tonight (Tuesday) and
Ralph Parrish, chairman of the
Chamber of Commerce Merchants
Committee, said all stores will be
iclosed Christmds day and most
will be closed Friday after Christ
mas in accordance with a recom
mended schedule of hours. Stores
will return to regular hours of
operation beginning Saturday.
Most stores will be open on
1 New Year’s day at regular hours.
William H. Coffield, Jr., Post
No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, will meet Tuesday night.
December 30, at 8 o’clock. Com
mander Harold Langdale urges a
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* Mistletoe and sleigh bells ringing;
f Falling snow, glad voices singing. |
£ People rushing, faces smiling;
1 Toys in windows, so beguiling. \
£ Trees in tinsel, bright lights shining;
I Gifts wrapped neatly, cards need signing, — «
£ Time hurries on its fleeting way
I And greets another Christmas' Day.
# —Shirley Twiddy.
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Machinery Set Up
To List Property
For 1958 Taxation
| Edenton’s Biggest 1—
Following Edenlon’s heavy
snow storm. John Pavlich and
his son Ferrell made a huge
snow man in lheir yard of Court
Street. The snow man was 12
feel tall and young Ferrell Pav
lich is standing beside it. Many '
snow men were made from the
snow, but this was the largest
By Choral Groups 1
Choral groups of the Edenton ,
Junior-Senior High School, pre
sented "Bethlehem," a Christmas
cantata in the new school audi
torium Wednesday night of last .
tfceek. It was postponed from')
Sunday. December 14. due to the
snow storm. (
The program was very well
executed with Mrs. Mary Leggett :
Browning directing and Mrs. John :
J. Ross playing a Hammond or- :
gan loaned for the occasion by
the Levy Page Music Company ;
Soloists in the program were
Jane DuLaney, Harriet Bond.
'Ann Jenkins. Betty Privott, Kay
Lowe. Billy Wilkins, Gus Hughes.,
Roger Lamb, John Mitchener, Er
win Griffin and Minta Hobbs.
Others in the .chorus were:
Judy Adams, Linda Brabble,;
| Catherine Bass, Chloe Boot wright,!
Rebecca Craft. Fay Cayton, Ida,
"ampen, Faye Copeland. Peggie
j Elliott. Joyce Mitchell, Judy lii
'ev Cynthia Spencer, Beth Tolley,
Eleanor Boyce, Marion Bunch.
, Janet Bunch. Emily Shaw Sally
Privott, Jimmie Cozzens, Virginia
• Jones. Judy Israel, Brenda Moon-'
ley Carolyn Perkins. Millv Price,
Betsy Ross,-Linda Spencer, Phyl
lis Twiddy. Dolly Wright, Miliy
Willis. Kathryn Wozelka. Cecil
Fry. Joe Mitchener, Jimmy Rog-'
erson and Ray Ward.
| CIVIC calendarl
Continued From Page 1. Section j
Edenlon's Varsity Club will
hold its annual Christmas dance
Thursday night, December 25, in
the Edenton armory from 9 un
til 1 o'clock.
Corbin Lee Cherry, a pre-minK
sterial student at High Point Col
lege, will preach at the Metho
dits Church Sunday morning, De
cember 28, at the 11 o'clock seT-
Conlinued on Page 4—Section 1
WITH A CHECKUP
Penalty Provided By
'Law For Failure to
List During Month
Machinery ha eon set up for
1 the listing of property for taxat
ion which, according to law,
oust be done during the month
The law requires all property
owners and taxpayers to return to
he list takers for taxation for the
j rear 1953 all the real estate and
! personal property which each one
’hall own on the first day of Jah
tary, 1959. All male persons; be
ween the ages of 21 and 50 years
nust also list their polls during
the same time.
It is pointed out that any one
who fails to list their property
and give in poll during January
are subject to penalties imposed
by law, so that everyone is urged
•o list their taxes on time.
Only females and non-residents
>f the various townships anc
persons physically unable to at
tend and file their lists are a"
lowed to appoint agents to lb
The list takers are also required
•o make records of farm owners
md tenants. This information in
cludes acreage for each crop har
vested during the year 1958: the
number of cows, sows and hens
m their farms on January 1. 1959
and number of people living on
their farms on January 1. This
information will be considered
confidential and will not be used
in any manner detrimental to the
farmers concerned. It is not used
for tax purposes.
The township listers and their
schedules are as follows:
First Township Mrs. James
Bvrum and Mrs. Jeanne S.
O'Neal. Every day in the tax of
fice on the second floor of the
Second Township Henry
Bunch, lister, January 6, 13. 20
and 27 at E. R. Bunch’s store: Jan
uary 9. Walter Miller's store; Jan
uary 16. Earl Smith’s store; Janu
ary 23. Evans' store at Cross
Roads; January 30. C. C. Nixon's
store; other days at his home.
Third Township—T. D. Berry
man, lister. Every Saturday at
Lloyd Briggs’ store; January 8. 15
and 29 at Henderson Ray Peeie
store: January 22, Spivey's store
Fourth Township—Ward Hos
kins, lister. January 3,7. 10, It,
17, 21. 24. 28 and 31 at Harry
Perry's store. At home other
Colored Man Shot
In Sunday Fracas
Frank Sharp. Negro, is a pa
tient in Chowan Hospital and
John Jones, Sr., also colored, is
charged with assault with a dead-
Iv weapon as the result of a fra
cas in Jones' home Sunday night.
According to police. Jones said
Sharp, who roomed in the Jones’
home, was drinking and arguing
and came toward him with a pop
bottle so that he shot Sharp in
; self protection.
It was necessary to amputate
Sharp's right arm, and he is in
After the shooting Sharp ran
from the home and oil East Eden
| Street climbed to the porch at the
home of Mrs. John Garrett, blee-’
ing profusely and bare-foou u
! The police werfe called and SJv
was rushed to the hospital.
: Jones was released on bone
Treble Clef Club
Sings At Rotary
Edenton Rotarians were treat
ed to a very delightful musical .
i program at their meeting Thurs
: day, when the Treble Clef Club
i of the Edenton Junior-Senior
High School sang several .num
bers. The group of girls are di
rected by Mrs. Mary Leggett
Browning, who introduced them
and announced the numbers.
In the group' were Ann Jen
kins, Carolyn Perkins, Marion
Bunch, Phyllis Twiddy, Harrie
Bond, Betsy Ross, Brenda Moon
ey. Jane DuLaney, Minta Hobb"
and Janet Bunch. Mary Peari
I Harrell was thi pianist