plume XXVll.— Number 4.
Edenton’s Board Os Public
Works Releases Policy Fox\<
Rates If Bond Issue Passes j
Sewer Services Will
Be Figured at 50%
Os Water Useil By
I . In order that the public may
Jfre* fuHy informed on future
"electric and water -rates prior
to the vote on the $557„000 bond
Issue for sewer improveihents,
the Electric and Water Depart
ment has announced the follow
ing changes effective January 1,
1061, on condition that the
bonds are approved and sOld.
The only additional charge to
users of water and sewer ser
vices in Edenton will be a sew
er charge of 50% based on
water meter readings. The
sewer charge (there is no sewer
Charge at present) would net ap
proximately $17,000 a year.
This would mean for instance
tpat a customer using 5,000 gal
lons of water per quarter would
pay the regular water bill of
$3.42 plus half again that
amount ($1.76) for the sewer
charge. The total water and
sewer service bill would be $5.28
sos the quarter. ' A minimum
sewer charge of $1.50 per quar
ter will be in effect.
The Board stated that there
would be no increase in water
or electric rates and all pres
ent discounts would remain the
The only other item affected
would be the policy of the
E and W BoaVd in transferring
money to the general fund of
the town, which would cease as
of July 1, 1960.
During the last five years the
E and W Board has averaged j
transferring approximately $25,-j
000 each year to the town,
A budget of $62,000 per year
has been set for the repayment
of bonds and operational ex
- The budget of $62,000 is de
rived at by assuming $557,000
worth of 20 year tierm bonds
are sold at an interest rate of
4% per annum. Payment of
principal and interest would be
.Continued on Page 3—Section 1
■U ■ . u
-3\ew Trustees At
r . Methodist Church
Meeting in a called conference
Monday night, an entirely new
group of trustees was elected
for the Edenton Methodist
Churoh. Presiding over the
conference was the Rev. Virgil
Queen, pastor of the First Meth
odist Church of Elizabeth City.
. Mr. Queen presided as a rep
[ respntative of the Rev. R. L.
♦Jerome, district superintendent,
.’Who was ill at his home.
; The five trustees who tender
»ed-> their resignation, included
18. G. Willis, E. W. Spires, A.
18. Harless, W. J. P. Earnhardt
land Jess Wilson.
The new trustees elected in
jolude Dr. Richard Hardin, J. R.
£DuJ*aney, John A. Holmes, Dr.
lA. F. Downum and J. Edwin
The new trustees met immedi
ately following their election to
make a loan to repair the par
sonage, church steeple and pur
chase a new pipe organ.
Sl avic calendar]
Members of the Edenton Wo
hib will conduct the
» 7 to .. oWook to help
Ufa for the Msth of
,)h h -w j„ BUlb
p/day nlghl at 8
THE CHOWAN HERALD
i ! Edenton Jaycee DSA Banquet!
Friday Night At Masonic Temple
Edenton’s outstanding young
, man of 1959 will be announced
, I Friday night at the Edenton
’ Junior Chamber of Commerce
I Distinguished Service Award
banquet. The meeting will be
' held in the dining room of the
.Masonic Temple, starting at 7:30
o'clock with the meal served by
[ members of the Eastern Star.
For several weeks a commit
( tee headed by Joe Thorud has
' been canvassing churches, busi
ness houses, clubs and organiza
tions to determine which young
| man from 21 through 35 has |
' contributed the most to the com- j
i munity during the year. Last
year’s winner of the award was
Dr. Ed Bond. ■
Scheduled To Be
Held Tonight 7 To 9
Calls Will Be Made at
Homes to Pick Up
March of Dimes Con
Members of the Edenton Wo
man’s Club will again this year
conduct the Mother’s March lo
cally Thursday night from 7 to
j The house to house canvass
for . contributions traditionally
j climaxes the January March of
.Dimes appeal and will be held!
nationwide January 28.
This year’s efforts are dedicat-1
ed to the National Foundation’s |
patient aid program, which is ]
being expanded to include fi- i
nancial aid to patients through |
18 years of age suffering fromi
rheumatoid arthritis and three!
types of birth defects. Aid will'
continue to be offered to para I
lytic polio patients’ of all ages. [
Residents are asked to leave!
their porch lights on in order
that the mothers may visit each j
Continued on Page 3—Section 1 j
C. Os C. Directory j
Ready Next Month!
R. Elton Forehand, Chairman
of the Chamber of Commerce
Advertising and Promotion Com
mittee, says that the 1960 edi-'
I tion of the Chamber’s “Where
To Find It” business directory
will be published early next
Forehand reminded members
that the form recently mailed,
which shows business classifica
tions, should be returned im
mediately especially if any'
change is desired. Firms which
do not return the form will be
listed Under the classification!
shown on the form.
Forehand added that firms 1
may also use up to six words
to describe their products offer-1
ed or services rendered by the
firm. "Business establishments
should take advantage of this
opportunity to obtain free ad
vertising,” he said. “The direc
tory will be distributed over a
wide area and is given to visit
ors to Edenton and new resi
Rocky Hock Group Raises Bid
For School Building Property;
Members of the Rocky Hock
Community Center met Monday
night at the Rocky Hock School
building. Reports were made
relative to insurance and taxes
'on the property as well as the
condition otf the building.
The group voted to raise the
bid for the abandoned school
property, which was scheduled
to be resold Wednesday of this
week at the Court House door.
Those in attendance also de
tidentoi o owan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 28, 1960.
! The local winner will be en
-1 tered in the North Carolina Jay
i cee contest, which chooses the
; outstanding young man of the
l state. This winner will in turn
■ be entered in the national com
! petition to determine the na-
I tion’s 10 outstanding young men.
The principal speaker for the i
occasion will be Bob Cox of
Raleigh. Mr. Cox is a past na
tional president of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce and is
well and . favorably known by
the Edenton Jaycees.
I Another prominent guest will
jbe Al Harrison of Tabor City,
j Mr. Harrison is state president
I and will make the Distinguished
Service Award presentation.
; J . Candidate
John D. Larking Jr.,’ of Tren
| ton, political leader in North
! Carolina, last week officially
| entered the race for Governor
.of North Carolina. Larkins is
| a veteran legislator and nation
al Democratic committeeman.
Rocky Hock Family
! Thankful For Help
According to Mrs. J. H. Mc
! Mullan, welfare superintendent, j
I Chowan people have been very
j generous in coming to the aid
of Herbert Copeland- and his
' family, who lost all of their
! earthly belongings ill a fire
| which destroyed their home in
i the Rocky Hock section Tues
day morning of last week.
Fifteen persons, through the
Welfare Department, made con
tributions of cash, clothlhg, food,
bed clothing, furnitute and
household furnishings so that
the family is now abOtit fixed
up. Other contributions were
also made directly to the family.
Mrs. McMullan is very appre
ciative for the generosity and
cooperation in using the Wel
fare Department in Coming to
, the aid of this unfortunate fami
ly and Copeland, toq, dfesires to
express his family’s thanks and
appreciation for the help given
j them in their misfortune.
IN COLLEGE PLAY
“The Diary of Atuie Frank”, ;
j prize-winning drama, will be
presented by the East Carolina
College Playhouse in three per- 1
formances January SB, 29 and
30 at 8 P. M„ in the McGinnis
auditorium. • 1
. Two Chowan County students ,
will- apipear in important roles,
Leigh Dobson and Gerald Har- ,
erty, in that the latter club is
also -without a commuhity build- 1
It was also decided to invite 3
Edenton’s fire chief, W. J. Yates
and George Lewis, farm rela- 1
tions officer for Peoples Bank 3
& Trust Company to attend the j
pext meeting of the group in j
order to explain what Will be !
necessary .to provide a fire sta
tion on the property, * * 1
. Billy Leary, president of the 1
Community Center, presided j
IPphe meeting and Was Lois
lAafafer ii wcretwy* *
SjMMMMIIIIIIMII M.1M0H111....1.,..,,. ..1..,,,,,,,,,,,,,, IMIIMI I I,
Winner Os Bank Scholarship
At center in above p-ciure is Paul Blanchard of the Ryland community, who is being pre
sented a scholarship for a two weeks course at State College. The award is being presented bv
George Lewis, farm relations officer of Peoples Bank & Trust Company, who pay all expenses
i of -2 he short , course. At left is County Agent C. W. Overman, chairman of the Selections Com- i
millee to select a boy for his outsianding 4-H and FFA work, who is not planning to attend
college but will pursue a career in farming.— (J. P. Ricks, Jr. Photo)
G. A. Keeter Narrowly Escapes
Death In Collision With Train,
George Albert Keeter narrow
ly escaped death Monday morn
ing shortly before 10:30 o'clock, j
when the automobile he was j
driving collided with a Norfolk
Southern freight train at the
railway crossing on North Broad
Keeter apparently thought he
could cross the railroad track
before the train arrived, but
the left front of the engine
! struck the right rear door of
the 1954 Nash station wagon, i
The gutomobila was dragged
over 100 feet down the track
before coming to a stop, and
Keeter, alone in the car. was
thrown from the car a short dis
tance before the train stopped. 1
Mrs. Carrie Earnhardt Speaker
At Lions And Rotary Meetings
Mrs. Carrie Earnhardt spoke
Ito the Edenton Lions Club at
j its regular meeting Monday
night. Mrs. Earnhardt was in
troduced by Dr. A. F. Downum,l
program chairman. She spoke
in the capacity of chairman of
the Planning Committee of the;
Edenton Woman’s Club and gave
a most interesting account of j
restoration plans concerning the
Court House Green and the
Confederate Monument at the
south end of Broad Street.
Mrs. Earnhardt recalled the I
first pilgrimage held in Edenton j
in 1949 sponsored by the Juniorl
Woman’s Club, and how the!
tour was financed by $13.85 con
tributed by interested merchants. 1
Starting from this modest be
ginning the speaker pointed ouL
Korean Missionary At
Presbyterian Church i
Tonight ® (Thursday) at 7:30 j
o’clock, the Rev. Ernest W. Pet-:
tis, a missionary to Korea, will
speak at the Edenton Presby
Mr. Pettis first went to Korea
in 1952 to do evangelistic work.
Most of his time has been in
traveling evangelistic work,
helping to establish new church
es, and visiting in homes and
presenting Jesus Christ as Lord
He is a native of Ellisville,
Mississippi, received his train
ing in Mississippi State College
from which he holds a bachelor
of science degree in mechanical
engineering, and Union Theo
logical Seminary in Richmond,
Va., from which he received a
bachelor of divinity degree. He
has done summer work in Ox
Before going to Korea, Mr.
Pettis served three and one
half years in the United States
Army and instructed in mechan
ical engineering at Mississippi
State College for one year.
He is married to the former
Miss Dollie Walker. They have
three children, ranging in age
from three to seven years. I
The public is cordially invit
ed to attend tbi* wvk*.
•j The train, with B. W. Pierce of
Norfolk as engineer and Curtis!
jE. McFadden as fireman, was i
I pulling 26 freight cars, and was j
| said to be traveling about 251
miles an hour.
Keeter was said to 'oe on his |
way to Hertford at the time ofj
the accident and that the red j
blinking lights were operating
at the time of the accident.
Keeter was rushed to Chowan
Hospital, where it was learned
| that he miraculously escaped |
death with only three broken'
ribs, a number of laceratidas
and shock. He is reported to be i
making satisfactory progress in l
the hospital. He ooerates thej
Tasty-Freeze on West Queen
i| that by this time over 6.000
persons have visited Edenton
' during this and subsequent tours
land that folders which were be
.lgun in small quantities are now
‘j printed by the thousands. It is
' the proceeds from the pilgrim
:.ages that are being used to pay f
■jfor restoration projects.
■ Mrs. Earnhardt pointed out]
! that the pilgrimages are record-j
‘jed methodically and comments;
' from visitors are studied care-|
I fully. She mentioned that the;
■'most frequent comment was that;
I I shrines should be better pre-J
■served, in the opinion of many
'visitors, and that this has
j prompted the club to start by
selecting the most valuable
shrine as their first preserva-
Continuea on Page 2—Section 1
Chowan PTA Will
Meet February <>
The Chowan PTA meeting’
which is held the first Monday
night of each month has been
changed for the February meet
ing. This meeting will be held;
the second Monday night, Feb-j
ruary 8, and will begin at 7:30;
l The seventh and eighth grade]
home rooms are in charge of the j
program for the evening. The j (
devotion will be presented by,
students from these grades.
The main feature of the pro-
gram will be a film that shows |
the close relationship that must!
exist between a child and his!
home, school and church if his.
life is to be molded into a well-1
rounded individual prepared for(
tomorrow’s world. ,
All Chowan High parents are <
urged to attend.
WOMAN S CLUB MEETING
Edenton Woman’s Club will
meet Wednesday afternoon of •
next week, February 3, at the
Edenton Restaurant. The meet
ing will begin at 1 o’clock and :
(Mrs. Wesley Chesson, Jr., presi- (
dent, urges every member to be
; DAR Participating- |
I In Two Contests
! The Edenton Tea Party Chap-'
Iter of the DAR is participating j
,in two national contests. A
: prize will be awarded at the
| Continental Congress to the
| chapter donating the most out-1
standing collection of 35 mm I
color slides on committee' work, I
I Also a prize will be given to^
| the state which makes the fin
t est contribution of 35 mm color
slides at the state level. j
Most of the best sets show
something of the state’s history.’
of its present scenic beauty and
jof its promise for the future.
I They are not travelogues in the
i usual sense of the’ word, but
j rather a presentation of a state'
;to other members through the
! eyes of its native daughters. j
From 30 to 60 slides, with;
appropriate script, is usually i
considered to be of program,
Members of the Edenton Tea
I Party Chapter are working now
| to get a creditable collection of
I slides ready for the National i
Program Office in Washington.
These slides will be available!
to all DAR chapters in the!
U. S., and it is an opportunity'
for the most favorable presen-1
tation of the states to the thous-|
ands of chapter members •
I throughout the country. ]'
Lt. Richard Hoskins
Maneuvers Big Plane
To Safety In Japan 1
Lieut. Richard S. Hoskins, son j.
of Mx - . and Mrs. Tom Hoskins,, |
: last week, played the role of a
hero more or less at the Itazuke
Air Base in Japan. 1
Lieut. Hoskins, a pilot in the;!
!U. S. Air Force, was operating|;
a Flying Boxcar with five men. <
aboard and carrying 1,500 gal- !
| ions of fuel and 4.500 pounds j ]
|of cargo. The wheel of the big 11
iCI 19 broke loose as the plane :
' took off, but Lieut. Hoskins so! <
! maneuvered the plane that he I'
.avoided an accident and wasj
able to make a smooth landing ]
iwith the plane's landing gear i
I down. He circled the airfield |i
I for four hours with a wheel' 1
missing before he effected the |'
LIONS MEET MONDAY
Edenton Lions will meet Mon- 1
day night, February 1, at 7 <
o’clock. President T. B. Willi- ]
ford asks every member to be | (
Paul Blanchard Is Winner Os
Bank Short Course Scholarship
George Lewis, farm relations 1
officer of Peoples Bank & Trust
Company, announced this week
that Paul Blanchard of the Ry
land community, has been
awarded a scholarship for a two!
weeks short course at State Col
lege. The course will be held
from February 1 to February 12
The short course is sponsored
annually by the North Caroline
Bankers Association, and ap
proximately 150 young farmers
throughout toe state will attend
They will be given two weefc.
$2 50 Per Year In North CaroHm*
Work Started For
At Iredell House
ll Time Short 1
This is the last week so.
I farmers to sign up for oost-sharc
| assistance under the ACP pro
| gram. Go to the local ASC of
I fice immediately, if you neec
any soil and water conservation
| practices on your farm.
Sign-up period is January 15-
30 at the local ASC office.
Juniors At Chowan
Will Present Play
Wednesday, Feb. 3
j Comedy “Headin’ For
A Weddin’ ” In Au>
| ditorium Starting at
j 7:30 O’clock
| The junior class of Chowai
High School will present ;
| comedy 'Headin' For A Wed
! din in the school auditoriun
I Wednesday night, February 3. a
|7:30 o’clock. The plav will b(
presented under the directioi i
of George Gelbach and prom is |
| es to provide an evening of de*
j lightful entertainment. |
Those who will have roles ini
1 the plav include: Winston Dail.
Iris Bunch. Dan Ward. Mary
Alice Perry, Esther Layton. |
Julia Faye Harrell, Leon Evans, j
Margaret Faye Bvrum, Bernard i
Davis. Normaleen Hollowell.;
Loretta Bunch, Bobbv Chappell, f
Beckie Harrell. Celia Rae El- j
liott and Dinah Jean Bla.vch-j
Committees in charge of the
play include the following:
Make-up—Celia Rae Elliott
and Janet Chappell.
Stage Properties—Walter Bak
er and Leon Evans.
Publicity—Annie Faye Hollo-;
lell, Janet Fave Hendrix and
Finance—Walter Baker and,
Sound Effects-—Janies Cope
land, Herman Harrell and Ray
Hand Prooerties Cheryl i
Hobbs and Joyce. Nixon.
Program Bookie’s Annie
Fave Hbllowell. Bobby Chappell
and Esther Layton.
Promoters —Joyce Nixon and
Bonnie Lou Welch.
Ushers—Annie Faye Hollowell. 1
Janet Fave Hendrix. Janet |
Chappell and Cheryl Hobbs. '
Fire District Group j
Will Meet Friday
On Friday night. January 29, j
the steering committee of the
Edenton Fire District - will hold
an important meeting at the|
Chowan County Court House, j
Fire Chief W. J. Yates and Jas-i
per W. Hassell, chairman of the j
committee, urge all of the as-i
signed committeemen and all lo
cal firemen to be present for;
The meeting is open to the!
public also, and anv person in-1
terested in better fire protec- '
tion for the rural area of Cho
wan County is cordially invit-'
ed to attend.
ROTARIANS MEET TODAY
Edenton Rotarians will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1
o’clock in the Parish House
President Jimmy Earnhardt re
quests a 100 per cent attend-;
of intensified schooling in bet
ter agricultural practices and
methods of technical training.
The Edenton branch of the
Peoples Bank & Trust Company
! will pay all of the expenses to :
the short course. -I
County Agent C. W. Overman ■ ’
was chairman of the Selection I
Committee, who selected Young;,
Blanchard for his outstanding'i
4-H Club and FT A work and aj]
young man who is not planning :
to attend college, but is inter- i
ested to farming as a career, j
WITH A CHECKUP
! lear of Property Be-
I Oig Made More At
tractive For Tourists
The Jaswes Jredteili Association
nd the Edenton Tea Party
1-hapter. DAR, have begun work
1 n a formal colonsal garden in
he rear of the Jaenes Iredell
The plans call four a drive
I through the middle of tne acre
garden with an entrance front
the back of the house to a gate
at the far end of the garden,
f entering on Gale Street. Num
erous walks wiii branch out
j from the center dr,ve which will
| enclose the plots, some of why. >
surround the large pecan trees
already on the grounds, The
garden will be surrounded on
. .ill sides by youpon bushes, and
. boxwood and other typically na
• live shrubs and plants will com
prise the plots.
Buxton White, landscape gar
tenor of Elisabeth City, has
irawn the plans for the gar
ten and is supervising the
-cork.- Mr White says -he gar
ten is patterned after these in
•ViUiamsburg, Which gardens
j vere copied from the original
J oniial gardens in Colonial
Edenton. It is interesting t>
I Continued on Page 3—Section l
| Spivey Scheduled To
Be Forest Ranger
After Army Hitch
F. W. Looney, district forester
! at Elizabeth City, itas annoustred
that toe Division of Forestry
I had selected Re-tor Sptvev f>r
the position of Chowan County
Forest Ranger, succeeding tic
late Frank V. White
i Mr. Spivey is at :m <eht ;-t
the United Stall's A : \ - .;1
filling his National Guard obu
i gat ion. Until his return on June
!1. 1960. Frank V White. Jr..
| has been apo.',n:,d Acting
'County Forest Range: M
White's telephone number
13035 Edenton. and ad tores t
files should .e reported to 'i.m.
i Youth Sunday At
This coming Sunday. January
! 31. is Youth Sttndax .at the
Presbyterian Church.- and the
i morning worship set'y-ve at H
1 o'clock will lie conducted by the
| young people
Among those taking p.-tt art
Johnny Alexander, Joe XT.tcr
oner. Charles Cuthtcal. Edda
Nixon, Jerry X.xcn, George N \
on. Jack Sawyer. Luke Wright
! and Mac Wright
The public is eoixka'Sy nvite-i
: to attend this service, whtch will
I begin at 11 A. M
EASTERN STAR MEETING
- Edenton Chapter No 392, O -
I dor of the Eastern Star, vv 't
! meet Monday night, February, t.
lat 8 o'clock tn the Mason: -
Temple. Mrs. T. J Wv\-d, wor-
I thy matron, is very anxious to
have a large attendance.
20 Years Ago
At Found pi Fit** of
The Chowan Herald
- - ->
With Albemarle Sound and
surrounding rivers and creeks
ice-bound, recollections were
heard about the 1818 tree re
when it was possible to cross
the Sound by horse and buggy.
Mrs. J. W. Davis, chairman of
the Finnish Relief Committee.
, reported splendid response to
' the appeal for funds.
The Rev. W. C. Benson, pas
tor of the Methodist Church, re
ceived his license as an ama
teur radio opera ter. He made
the third amateur radio opera
tor in Edenton. the other two
being John J- Ross and T. J
Negotiations wore made with
Arthur Ehlaat and Frank Her
ring far the Reeding. Pv. and
teams to moke their
Oelinwmj at Hfo 8 l