The Chowan Herald
published every Thursday by The Chowan
Herald, a partnership consisting of J. Edwin
Buff lap and Hector Lupton, at 423 425 South
Broad Street. Eden ton. North Carolina.
*. EDWIN BUFFLAI'. Editor
ojmTTOR L.UPTON Mvartttng Manager
One Vear (outside North Carolina) $3.00
Offe Year (m North Carolina' $2.50
Six Months SI-50
Entered as second-class matter August 30, 1934,
it the Post Office at Edenton. North Carolina,
under the act of March 3. 1879.
A LfF'f FCR TODAY
Let us come before his presence with thanks
giving, and make a joylul sound unto him with
Best of all is it to preserve everyth ng in a
pure, still heart, and lei there be for every pulse
a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.—
We praise Thee, Almighty God, for the mani
fold blessings which Thou hast showered upon us.
nroSSX*MSuARY 28, 1960.
Light On The Subject
With a $557,000 bond election scheduled
to be held in Edenton Tuesday, February 16,
a number of questions on the part of citizens
have been raised. Meeting Friday, the Board
of Public Works made some decisions which
should clarify some of these questions before
voters go to the polls to cast their ballot.
As is generally understood, the Board of
Public Works anticipates paying the bulk of
this indebtedness from earnings, but in so
doing it is not planned to transfer any more
money to the town’s general fund. This, of
course, means that Edentcns’ tax rate must
ebviouuly be increased in order to meet op
The Board cf Public Works has decided
that under the sewage expansion program,
water rates will remain the same as at pres
ent and that electric rates and discounts shall
remain the same.
As to the sewerage charge, it has been de
cided to base this charge upon the consump
tion of water. The cost for sewerage service
will be 50 per cent of the water bill.
These are answers to some of the ques
tions asked by interested citizens and. of
course, there may be ethers which Board of
Public Works members will be glad to an
It is also generally understood that if
Edenton voters defeat the bend election, the
state is equipped with authority to construct |
a sewage disposal plant in accordance with
instructions from the State Stream Sanita- |
lion Commission. If this becomes n 'cessary
it is also the general opinion that the cost
will be mti'h greater and will, of course, have
to be paid by Edenton taxpayers, whether
they like it or not.
Most people in Edenton realize the situa
tion as it exists, and by far the majority ex
press themselves as favorable to the bond
issue. However, there is some opposition
coming, so far as The Herald understands,
due to lack of extension of sewer lines to the
Cypress Ledge area and Jackson Street de
velopment, which was left cut cf the project
due to the added cost.
Objection or not, Edenton voters have little
choice in the election, for they will be oblig
ed to pay fer a sewage disposal plant if they
vote for it or not. The only difference is that
by voting for the bond issue the cost, ac
cording to information available, will be con
siderably lower than if the state does the
The project will cost a lot of money in
either case, and even if the bonds and inter
est is retired from electric, water and sewer
earnings, the Edenton tax rate will of ne
cessity have to be increased. For many years
the Board of Public Works has each year
turned over a substantial amount to the
town’s general fund. This source of revenue
will, of course, be terminated and the only
other way the town fathers have for raising
money for the town’s operation is by tax
However, progress in any field of activity
necessitates expenditure of money, and the
town is no different from any other kind of
business. For many vea-s Edenton has not
had any indebtedness, but there are very few
towns and cities and even business concerns
who do not owe mcney. Edentoniaqs have
been fortunate in having a tax rate as low
as it has been for many years, but that time
appears to be one of the things of the past.
With the bond election only a little over
two weeks in the offing, Edenton voters
should give thought and consideration to the
situation as it exists and strive to become as
enlightened as possible.
Just Why Not?
Mention has been made* in the Three P’s
column which appears weekly in The Herald,
as well as a letter to the editor concerning a
telephone at the Shepard-PrtHen Library.
Just why a telephone is not at this library is
hard to understand.
The library is a source of information just'
as much so as a newspaper office, the Court
House, the schools, etc., and what sort of a
newspaper office, Court House or schools
wort* we h#ve wMwtft the services of a tele-
I*J4eard Cf Seen
It was pretty stumped down cold over the
week-end and on Saturday I said to Wilborne
Harrell, ‘ Wilborne, it’s pretty cold around
the edges.” But it didn’t take Wilborne long
to reply, “You bet your life, and around the
middle, too.” Anyway, at this writing it has
moderated, so that Wilborne is working with
out wearing his overcoat.
Celia Spivey called in the office Monday
and said, “I must have three affidavits for
a legal notice for the town.” “I’m not going
to bother with you,” I told her. But she
snapped back, “If you don’t fix up those affi
davits, I’m going over there and clean up
your desk.” Well, if you* take a look at said
desk, you’ll soon realize that I fixed up the
affidavits for her.
Little Rita Mayo and Bonnie Conger hap
pened to wander in the bank lobby one day
last week and as they looked at the sign
“John A. Kramer, Executive Vice President"
at his desk. Rita said to Bonnie, “He must
be the principal.” As they were cn their
way out, Bonnie spied the sign “Bonds" at
Mrs. George I. Hail’s desk. Peeping up at
Mrs. Hail, she asked. “Are you related to
me?” Mrs. Hail promptly replied, “Xo,
honey. I don't believe I am.” Bonnie hesi
tated a few seconds and then replied, “Well.
1 thought you were because you look just
like my grandmother.” Yep, some of Uis are
beginning to look old.
A few nights ago I was talking to William
Ed McPherson, handy man and grave digger
for Williford’s Funeral Home. I hadn't seen
him for a little spell, so I asked him, “Don’t
you work for T. B. Williford any more?”
He hesitated a bit and then said, "Well, you
just die and you’ll find out if I work for the
Williford Funeral Home.”
Mayor John Mitchener, like myself, must
often call at the Post Office window for pack
ages too large for the box. The other morn
ing John went to the window, but saw no
body. He then yelled. “All right, one of you
Sextons get up here and get my package."
But he didn't 'wait very long until he said.
“And remember, old men and women do not
Red Men held an honest-to-goodness good
oyster roast Monday night, with E. L. Hollo
well having a nice warm place fixed up for
the affair at the veneer mill. That gang
made a big pile of oysters lock sick, and
everybody ate their fill. At any rate one
cf the tables was placed near the steaming
outfit, sc that the oysters would not have
to be carried so far. For at that table was
Gus Bunch. Willie T. Bunch, Milton Bunch.
Kenneth Worrell and Caswell Edmundson.
Os course. Hawk Crummey was crowded out.
but he. too. was pretty near the steaming
outfit. T\at crowd was still eating oysters
when I lefr. bit I forget to check to see if
they had finished Tuesday morning. j
Then another first class oyster roast was
held Tuesday night by members of Ed Bond
Pest cf the American Legion. The oysters
were roasted outdoors, but they were carried
inside the building, so that it was very com
fortable. Xot only did they have oysters, but
along with them were shrimp cocktails, hot
coffee, SOFT drinks, crackers and even nap-!
kins. Besides, a lot of the fellows filled up
cups with oysters and sat down at tables to
enjoy eating ’em. It was hard to figure out
the biggest oyster eater, but Lloyd Briggs
and Earl White must have been pretty close
to being the champ. Os course. Jordan Yates
and a few others pit away a gang of oysters
and then observed sort of a recess before
taking on another serving. Incidentally, be
sides yours truly, a number of others at the
Legion oyster roast also were on hand at the
Red Men roast the night before. One of
the Legionnaires said his wife told him before
leaving heme not to eat so many oysters—be
cause they have a let of calories.
The Parent-Teacher Assciation of the John
A. Holmes High School is sponsoring the Joe
Franklin Show in the Elementary School au
ditcrium Saturday night, beginning at 7:45
o'clock. The PTA needs money so that Dr.
L. F. Ferguson, as well as all members of the
PTA are hoping the auditorium wifi be fiHed
to capacity. An evening of wholesome en
tertainment is assured and for those who
don’t want to go to bed early, a'dance in
the armory will follow the entertainment.
The Herald understands thsft the Shepard-
Pruden Library is the only library in the
state in a town the size of Edenton which
does not have a telephone.
Can the directors or board of trustees ad
vance any legitimate reason why there is not
a telephone at Che Shepard-Prudeo Memoria?
THf fffRALD, SMOmft. fRXfHV CXHOtJUIL TfIOTHWAY JANUARY W. 1988.
Favors Recreation In Edenton
The thought-provoking letter
from Bud Parker, and the item
in your column about the lack
cf recreational facilities for
young pople here in Edenton
touch upon a situation about
which I have been long con
I can speak with authority
about roller skating. On three
different occasions Presbyterian
young people have joined with
the young people of the Eden
ton Baptist Church to rent the
roller skating rink in Elizabeth
City, and on each occasion have
had more who wished to go
than we had room for. Each
Monday I have been taking one
of our Sunday School classes
there, and always we have met
other people from Edenton.
Last Monday there were four
carloads of people from Eden
ton at the skating rink near
Elizabeth City, and on more
than one occasion there have
been more people from Eden
ton there than Elizabeth City
people. Several of our local
young people own their own
Surely a roller skating rink
here would pay: smaller com
munities than ours have them
(Micaville, North Carolina, for
example, which has a popula
tion of about one-hundred).
There are several buildings here
that could be adapted for roller
skating without too much trou
ble: The Armory, the Ameri
can Legion building, the Eden
Theatre, for example.
I would be happy to discuss
this matter with anyone who is
interested. If one of our local
clubs would be interested in
sponsoring one night, say, of
roller skating each week, I
would be willing to lend them
the use of roller skating music
and sound equipment.
Prizes Are Awarded
Chowan County community
progress awards programs were
held Monday and Tuesday
nights. On Monday night the
colored groups met at White
Oak Consolidated School, where
the following winners were an
Blue ribbon communities—
Hudson Grove and Center Hill-
Red ribbon communities—
Warren Grove and Triangle.
White ribbon community—
A program was held Tuesday
night in the auditorium at Cho
wan High School, where the
following winners were an
Blue ribbon communities—
Center Hill and Ryland.
Red ribbon community Ad-
I 1 vance.
White ribbon communities—
. Gum Pond and Cross Roads.
In each group blue ribbon
winners received Sl2O each; red
ribbon. S6O and white ribbon,
The contest was sponsored by
the Chowan County Agricultural
Workers Council and was financ
ed by the Peoples Bank & Trust
i Company, for which $750 is set
up for prizes each year.
About 225 attended the col
ored meeting at White • Oak
School and in the neighborhood
of 100 were present Tuesday
night at Chowan High School.
Door prizes were contributed
by the Albemarle Electric Mem
bership Corporation of Hertford
for both meetings and after the
programs refreshments were
CHICKEN SALAD SUPPER
The Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of the Methodist
Church will sponsor a chicken
salad supper on Thursday, Feb
ruary 4. Plates will be $1
and will be delivered. Anyone
desiring a plate is asked to
IF FT’S RAINING
BE 3 DOZEN FOR
99c—you bring con
Halsey Feed &
f Edenton Speaker 1 j
Dr. Laurence S. Fallis wity
present a postgraduate medical 1
lecture in Edenton on Wednes-,
day, February 3. The course is
sponsored by the UNC School of
Medicine and the local medical
Joe Franklin Show
In Edenton Saturday,
Saturday night, beginning at
7:45 o’clock the Joe Franklin
Show featuring Joe Franklin
and the Hi-Liters will present I
a program in the Elementary]
School auditorium. The show}
is sponsored by the John A.
Holmes High School Parent-
The group appears on the
Portsmouth television station, so
that many people in this area
are familiar with the sort of en-j
tertainment they can expect.
The show was scheduled by the
PTA for the purpose of helping
to raise much needed funds, so
that it is hoped a largjg num
ber of people will turn out.
Tickets for the show are on sale
at Hollowell’s Drug Store,
Mitchener’s Pharmacy and at
Earl Smith’s Store in Rocky
Following the show at the
school a dance will be held in
the armory beginning at 10
o’clock, with Joe Franklin and
the Hi-Liters providing the mu
EDENTON JAYVEES LOSE
The Edenton Aces’ Jayvee
squad dropped a 32-20 decision
at Ahoskie Tuesday night.
Richard Hollowell led the Aces
with 7 points, Wayne Griffin
had 5 and Cecil Fry, Jimmv
Dail, Mac Wright and Dickie
Cobb scored 2 each.
a message of interest
R * to every Chevrolet *
' owner in Edenton
jfg\.jli|and Chowan County
9r ( to all other car owners, too)
N. J. GEORGE, President
Chevrolet Owner Relations Program makes
your satisfaction our first consideration
Here’s an important message for people who own a Chevrolet ... or are thinking of buying a new
one. Chevrolet Motor Division operates a Department of Own'er Relations as far as we know
the only one in the industry. Its policy is to see that Chevrolet owners are completely
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tion—seeing to it that you’re well taken care of when you do business with us. Here are the extra
benefits you’ll get as a Chevrolet owner:
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ure and satisfaction originally built into your Chevrolet.
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WHEN YOU TRADE CHEVY-—George Chevrolet Co, Inc, salesmen are ready you again!
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member of the Chevrolet family, you, too, can count on us for a tap appraisal.
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HOO NT. Bhoi#d Street m N. C.
New Parcel Post
| Rates Go In Effect
Monday, February 1
t Postmaster General Arthur E.
j Sunamerfield has announced that
, the Post Office Department is
j puttiqg the new parcel post
I rate increases approved by the
| Interstate Commerce Commission
I into effect February 1.
In petitioning the ICC for the
’ increase in November, 1958, Mr.
I Summers ield reported annual
j losses on parcel post were run-
J ning about SBB million.
! This will be the first increase
in parcel post rates in approxi
mately six years. The last in- j
crease was in 1953, and, since
then, there have been substan
tial increases in the Post Office*
Department’s costs for wages,
transportation and many other
j Some examples of the in-
I creases are as follows: A four
pound parcel post package for
local-area delivery will require
28 cents postage instead of 23
The same parcel going all the
• way from the East Coast to the
I West Coast, or to Hawaii or
'Alaska, will cost $1.02 rather
than 87 cents.
] Colored Glee Club
] At Kadesh Church
Next Sunday Night
The Glee Club of the Eden
ton colored high school will
present a program at Kadesh
i A.M.E. Zion Church Sunday
night January 31, at 7 o’clock.
This group is one of Eastern
North Carolina’s outstanding
glee clubs and the public is in
vited to attend.
20 YEARS AGO
Con tin jed from Page 1. Section 1
Due to treacherous highways,
a small crowd attended Presi
dent Roosevelt's birthday dance,
so that C. L. McCullers, chair
man of the March of Dimes
drive, reported a deficit of about
Alterations were made by
Lloyd Burton at his service sta
tion at the corner of Broad and
Mrs. Martha Umphlett, 87.
died at the home of her daugh
ter. Mrs. A. Cv Boyce.
Edenton Lions and Rotarians
joined in an effort to stage a
wrestling match in Edenton.
The County Council of House'
motion favoring « mail box eon*
[ tact in Chowan County.
C. Wsyland Sprutf of Wind,
sor announced his candidacy foe
t Commissioner of Agriculture to
i oppose Kerr Scott,
t Tribute was paid to the mem
i ory of Associate Justice Junes
i Iredell when a program was
held in the Court House, from
. when the gathering went to the
. Iredell 1 grave in the Johnston
| Burial Ground at Hayes, where
. a wreath was placed on the
Edenton was in darkness over I
seven hours due to a damaged
>1 The Edenton-Chowan Chamber
.I of Commerce held its annual
> I banquet with Lawrence H. Dun
, can. secretary of the Raleigh
• Chamber of Commerce, as the
principal speaker. »
‘Scouting The Skies’ |
“Scouting the Skies”, a pro-'
gram designed to acquaint Boy.]
' Girl, and Cub Scouts with sea-j
! tures of astronomy necessary to
■ understanding and advancement,
■ is now being presented at the
Morehead Planetarium in Chapel
Hill. It will continue through
Every possible advantage
which the University of North
; Carolina facility can offer will
be directed toward Scouting dur
. ing this period.
[ With the Planetarium instru
, ment, real motions will be des
, cribed in order to clarify mis
conceptions which arise from
, seeing the apparent motions in
, nature. The brightest stars en
hancing the winter skies over
North Carolina will be located
In addition to the nightly 8:30
o’clock performance, “Scouting
the Skies” will be given at
matinees at 11 A. M., 1, and 4
■ P. M., on’ Wednesdays through
• Fridays, (by advance reserva
■ tions) at 11 A. M, 3 and 4 P. M.,
on Saturdays and 3 and 4 P. M., ]
; on Sundays. One Scout official j
f (including Den Mothers) will be]
admitted free with each 10
’ Scouts in attendance for any
VFW MEETS TUESDAY
, William H. Coffield, Jr., Post
• No. 9280, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, will meet Tuesday night,
i February 2, at 8 o’clock. Com
i mander John Bass requests a
! FROSTY FACE M
mask covered with frost, atm
photographer Warren Jackmaril
] mans his movie camera at ■!
; Antarctic research atgtfta./ -
Just The Place
| Miitress—“Good gracious. An*
nie, what’s all this mess in the
Maid —“I dropped the candles
in the water, ma’am, so I put
them into the oven to dry.”
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