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Volume XXVII. —Number 7.
Edenton Voters § defeat Sewer Bond Issue In Light Vote
Ripple Caused In
Waters This Week
One Contest Already
Assured! J. Raleigh
Peele Will Not Seek
. Re-election as Coun
A ripple was caused in Cho
wan County's political waters
x early this week when Ernest
•Leary announced that he will*
oppose Albert Byrum. ineum- f
bent, as Chowan County's rep
resentative in the House of Rep
resentatives of ate North Caro-i
lina General Assembly. Mr. ’
Byrum has served the county j
for two tennis and it is Mr. |
Leary’s first bid for public ot-j
A change will be in effect in
the May election when voters
in the entire county will elect
members for the County Board
of Education. Following a squab- 1
ble regarding membership on J
the board. Representative Albert
Byrum was requested to intro- >
duce < local bill in the General!
Assembly providing for the*
Continued on Pago 4—Suction 1
New Home Demonstration Club
Is Formed Bv Edenton Women
The Colonial Home Demon
stration Club was organized l
Tuesday afternoon. February 9.
when a group of women in;
Edenton met at the home of |
Mrs. J. L. Chestnut! on West
Several women in Edenton'
have been considering organ tz- j
ing a new' Home Demonstration!
Club for several months. Offt-J
cere for the new club are:
President Mrs. J. L. Chestnut!:
vice-president, Mrs. L, E. Dav-,
enport; secretary, Mrs. George’
Harrell, and treasurer, Mrs. J.;
Miss Pauline Calloway, home f
economics agent met with the !
group and discussed the Home
Demonstration organization, its
set-up, projects and activities.'
The year s dub work as out- *
lined in the county plan of work
, NCEA Dinner Scheduled At j
Masonic Temple On March lj
Mrs. J. R. DuLaney, president
of the Edenton unit of the North
Carolina Education Association..
announces that a dinner will'
be held in the dining room at
the Masonic Temple Tuesday
night, March 1, at 7 o'clock, j
The dinner is sponsored jointly,
by the NCEA Unit and the Par-;
St-Teacher Associations of the ,
hn A. Holmes High School*,
and the Edenton Elementary j
The principal speaker for the
occasion will be Dr. L. Stacy
Weaver. Dr Weaver is an out
standing speaker and the spon- ,
sors of the dinner feel very fort- i
unate in being able to secure
hkn as their speaker for this
Dr. Weaver is at present presi
dent of the Methodist College at J
Fayetteville. He has served as'
RESKEt DUE OKI SMBS )
B r MBS. RAYMOHt) CARR
• Walter Williams is dteed. You j
know him Be was the last .
surviving member of the mil-1
Haas wko fought in the War|
Between the States. With his'
and the ptssihg of those
who have gone before him. it is
ebvious that efforts are being
made to relegate memor.es of
them to Magnrt taH places in
the annab «TW history. This!
lack of reaper! for certain phases
of am- hitdotr. without regwtl
to the fact that each foreman
THE CHOWAN HERALD
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J NCEA Speakeir
¥» m. Ilk.
H<|Mr isl Hr
DR. L. STACY WEAVER
The Edenton Unit of the
North Carolina Education Asso
ciation will sponsor a dinner in >
the Masonic Temple Tuesday
night. March 1. at 7 o'clock.
The principal speaker will be i
Dr. L. Stacy Weaver.
was discussed. Project leaders j
1 and committee chairmen were
named at this meeting.
* This brings the total number'
' of Home Demonstration Clubs in
t Chowan County to thirteen.
| Several persons who are inter
? ested in being a member of this •
j club were unable to attend the
■ organizational meeting but have i
, asked to be included as mem
bers of the club. The new Co-j
lonial Home Demonstration Club
t will have its regular meeting j
the fourth Thursday in each
\ month. Present for the first
meeting were: Mrs. J. L. Chest
nutt. Mrs. L. F. Ferguson. Mrs.]
W. D. Holmes, Mrs. Pete Lay
ton. Mrs. Worth Layton, Mrs.
Graham Byrum, Mrs. Guy,
■ Hobbs. Mrs. R. E. Leary, Mrs.
L. E. Davenport and Mrs. John.-
professor and president of Ru-1
therford College, president of |
Mountain Park Junior College, |
principal of Jonesvijle public j
schools and superintendent of
Statesville and Durham City
He is also secretary of the j
| Continued on Page 7—Section 1
F Sold Again |
On Monday morning the aban-|
doned Rocky Hock School prep-'
erty was again sold to the Rocky
Hock Community center at the
Court House door. The bid for
the property was $4,250.
This bid will remain open for
10 days and if not raised within
that time the sale will be oon
' sidered final.
i about what might happen soon,
jin our town to cause us to be
1 guilty of the lack of proper re
spect for a certain phase of our
history. I refer 4in particular, <
to the movement, or proposed 1
plan to remove the Confeder
ate monument from its appro- 1
priate place in front of the
1 County Court House to a second
rate site, where it will be sur
rounded by a water tank, a log
leading wharf and a warehouse.
11l ISrvJO uj pcOpi© WHO DCUCVcuI
k that their Toldicn deserved the I
. Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 18» 1960.
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New Home Demonstration Club Organized In Edenton
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A new nome Demonstration Club was organized in Edenton Tuesday of last week which
will be known as the Colonial Home Demonstration Club. A group of women met at the home
of Mrs. J. L. Chestnutt on West Eden Street with Miss Pauline Calloway, home economics
agent, on hand to explain the procedure for orjauizano.i. Ai.ove, leit to r,ght, is pictured the
ladies who attended the organizational meeting: Miss Pauline Calloway, Mrs. Worth Layton.
Mrs. Pete Layton, Mrs. L. F. Ferguson. Mrs. R. E. Leary, Mrs. L. E. Davenport, Mrs. Graham
Byrum, Mrs. J. L. Chestnut!, Mrs. Guy Hobbs, Mrs. W. D. Harris and Mrs. Johnelta White.—
(Photo by J. P. Ricks. Jr.)
Heart Diseases Listed Number
One Health Enemv In Chowan,
j The “nation’s Number One
I health enemy, heart and blood
I vessel diseases, claimed more
lives in Chowan County during
| the past year than all other
’ causes of death combined,” says
Dr. Ed Bond, chairman of Cho
( wan County’s Heart Fund.
Cardiovascular deaths here to
taled 59 during the 12-month
. period ending December, 1958,
' according to Dr. Bond, with fig
ures compiled from the official
records of the Health Depart-
Ernest Leary Will
File As Candidate;
j Early this week Ernest W.
Leary announced that he will
be a candidate for the State j
I House of Representatives in the I
| May Democratic primary elec- 1
1 tion. j
Mr. Leary is a native of Cho->
( wan County, bom in Edenton,
March 1, 1886. He attended
Horner’s Military School at Ox
ford, N. C., in 1903 and the
University of North Carolina in
j 1904 and 1905. He then studied
law at Richmond College, now
' the University of Richmond, in
j Continued on ±*age 6 —Section 1
i At Local Library;
Mrs. Eugenia Babylon, direc
tor of the Pettigrew Regional)
I Library, announces that there is j
• now a telephone at Shepard-!
! Pruden Memorial Library and
i that the number is 4112.
i People are urged to use this'
j added convenience for phoning j
j in for renewals; for answers toi
reference questions; for request!
I books; and for general informa
' tion. Books may be renewed
: over without
(Continued on Page 6—Section i (
Will Meet Friday j
The Chowan Hospital Auxili
. ary will meet Friday afternoon,
February 19, at 3 o’clock in the
j Mrs. L. A. Patterson, presi
, dent, announces that for the pro
-1 gram Mrs. J. P. Ricks, Jr., will
talk on Edenton in the 1890’s.
Mrs. W. I. Hart and Mrs.
George Hoskins will be hostesses
I] 20 Years Ago i
I As Found ja the File* of j
The Chowan Herald
S. - - - - - - j -- --A
Following a meeting of the
Edenton Parent-Teacher Associa
tion, at which was discussed a
recent rating given the Edenton
I school in a sanitation, cleanli-
I ness and nintiim survey by the
ment. The’’ total number of
deaths from all causes was 105.
The heart diseases thus
ed for 56.2 percent of all
The local figures closely paral- j
lei those for the entire country]
as compiled by the National Bu- i
reau of Vital Statistics for 1958, J
the latest nationwide summary j
available. According to those i
figures, heart and blood vessel i
diseases caused more than 54 j
Continued on Page 4—Section I
j Aibert G. Byrum, Chowan
| County’s Representative in the
House of Representatives of
j the North Carolina General As
j sembly, early this week an
-1 nounced that ho will seek re
flection in the May Democratic
1 primary election.
! Mr. Byrum has served two j
' terms as Representative and says
he will continue to endeavor to
represent the county to the best j
. of his ability.
| Edenton Boy “Outstanding Trainee"
UNITED STATES A»MY
JNFANTRY TRAINING CENTEQ
ijillsT JACKSON, SOUTH CASOUNA
i um [
Be | Rk K M
In recognition of his leadership, military bearing end train
ing proficiency, Albert Rey Rogerson was nhttiJ "Outstand
ing Trainee" of his basic training company at Fort Infcvas.
Recruit Rogerson was cbosan for this hanor tram ggran
mately 200 fallow trainees for his exemplary pertacmemce tram
October 22 to December 17. 1952. His comsstent smUnat in
Inspections, physical training, maikirnamhip and antiimg ef
forts in learning the
Was Omitted In
Chowan Veneer Com
pany Another Con
; cern Contributing to
Edenton’s Economy 1
In last week's review of new
] business concerns in the area.
| one important business was in
This concern is the Chowan
Veneer Company on North Oak
um Street, of which F L. Hol
lowed is president. Tne plant
is and has been operating day
and night and has on its pay
roll 56 employees, thus making a
valuable contribution to Eden
The concern was formerly
knowp as the Edenton Veneer
Mill, but changed hands in May
jof 1959, when the company was
J incorporated and the name
. changed to Chowan Veneer
Company. Extensive repairs and
j changes have been made and
continued on Page 6—Section I
Draft Board Now j
i Trying To Locate |
Sixty Young Men j
Friends and Relatives!
Requested to Furnish
Addresses to Local
1-jfflctaD Btaatii Jtei 21 of Chowan
| ©wu®sy ScfertiiW' Sorvwe System
gives ipfflWiiK- tmoitwe it is trying
[ it® ltocabe niter- Hotly wing men:
Bwaftiii® Frederick .-Holland.
I Ji®lh® W«sk« Alexander. Willie
Lee EdwtsndS Doswaihg. William
j J. C. Mowtre-.. Jiavoan Roberts.
Hermann lasstner. Harvey L. Rob
erts, Fraonk CUrikson Anthony.
Lttiw Whine. William Edward
Feivy Hinton Privott.
lames Meiviim Rofley. Harvey
I MwAsvs. Jr.,. David; Albert
-jWhitte. Jtoiacjph Lloydi Baker. Wil
llswr Lr. Farkw* Hazel Rou.n- •
j tree. Geoetge Edward Tillitt.!
j Robert Qaiamidio Spruill. Joshua'
i Edward JJavvitpert. Lehman Ed- i
wand S&aacnnoßs.. George Allen
' Rrddarik.. Herroart Lee Privott. |
| Witenen- DojyOe G'JieaL Ervin j
j Cfflwetw4*<i <a» Poor B—Section i
j Roman's Oub Points Out Bi«
Tourist Advantage Os Proposed
iGreen Improvement - Parkway
■I M«*wbers; ®ff trie Fdvnton Wo
man's Cksfe fed that the pro
posed jpJa® 9xr beautifying the,
, Crtjiwt . Green and the
parkway at Site south end of
R-rcisd Ssrevt ®cvds to be clari-t
fied Shurve in! per cant points;
<l4 The iiwvotved; ;2> the
■Crtsu off shiis work, and (3> the;
tpimpost (ftff sStss project.
The ijne-ktides plantin': for'
the mtvMutwte Shttnediatelv around,
the Cowart Hewv at such time
.•■s the Oemtamss-oners consider
most »dvisabiilr; grading and re
plahtiisis tihe- srwn arid the
partway; cvawsm’tmg the paved
aroas aiVMttd the monuments,
[ Public Hearing 1
Next Tuesday.. February 23, a'
meeting vriO be held in the Cho
ws® C®«®#y Crurt House for the
purpose <dt presenting road re
quests. pvtitioas and problems to
persMuwel e£ the First Division.
The joevSsmg was called by W.
N. SpmriUL. shxTsiort engineer.
This will be * pubiic hearing,
when residents of Chowan Coun
ty will have an opportunity to
i present Shear requests. The
ineetarrs will begin at 2 o'clock
i® the esmtrt room-
App'iK&tirifes are now being
ffwr eemsus enumerators for
, the 19W?’ rogNUiliatwn, census to be.
; i taken s® April, fiar the following
eesMattes:: Pure. Beaufort. Mar
ti®, Pasgwatoak. Perquimans.]
FgH, Chwwart. Hyde. Hertford. |
j Gates, Camde-n.. W ashmgton,
1 TynrvM and Currituck.
Applkxtiwns: mav be mailed
ijt® tibe Bureau off Census. District
OfTice. Post Office Building.
‘ Washington, N C.
RANK CLOSED FEB. 22
i Peoples Bank & Trust Com
; party vri® be closed all day next
! Monday. Februarv 22. due to
j the observance of George Wash
;! ungtem's birthday. Important
Jhamk i » gt business, therefore,
l| should be transacted accordingly,
jibe Cwnsusßier Credit Branch of
the bank wall abo be closed for
i the holiday;
[ cmc calendar!
Wwh» mat of the North
! CaraUwk EdxMicß Association.
j together with thv two Parent
Traehm Amorims. wiQ spon
'nr x ifam TumAt night,
'Much l «t ? o'clock i® the
| A wmtrtg wai ho hold in tho
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
jOnly 609 of 1,481
! Voters Cast Ballot
I. . .
t,R«LSr W. LEARY
Early this week Ernest W.
Leary announced that he will be
■ a candidate to reoresent Chowan
j County in the House of Repre
! senlat.ves in the North Carolina
and steps and walks wherever
.necessary, and moving the moa
i utnent to the parkway. It docs
not include, any work, wha'ever
on any buildin?. The Woman's
Club has secured the best p;o-
Cessional advice available be
cause they feel that this* com-!
jin unity deserves the best. Alll
cf the expenses involved in
1 making this plan and securing
, bids for the work have already
been paid by the Woman's Club
The total cost of the whole
project estimated at between
$9,500 and SI 0.000. is constd-;
ered extremely reasonable by
Continued on Page 3. Section 1
Roller Skating Friday
Night At Legion Hut
David. Whitt, commander, of
*Ed Bond Post of the American
Legion, announces that roller
skating will bp sponsored in
the Leg] op building Friday,
night. February 19. front *7 to
10 o'clock This form cf recrea
tion is open to anyone interested
in roller skating, but each one
must bring their own skates.
A small admission. 25 cents,
will be charged with the pro
cetds earmarked for the propos
ed Legion drum and bugle
corps. The skating will be su
pervised by Mr. White and Rob
ert Mathis. j
Men’s Club Asked To
Attend Laymen Rally
Oscar Griffin, president of the
■j Methodist Men’s Club, has an
. nounced that the ntonthlv meet
ing of the club scheduled for to
.j night (Thursday' has been call
[ed off. Instead all members are
, ] requested to meet at the church
j Friday night at 6 o'clock to at
; i tend a district lavman's rally a
• the Perquimans High School in
OFFICES CLOSED FEB. 22
Count” and town office will
be closed Monday of next week.
February 22. in obset vance of
i George Washington’s birthday.
• The offices will ooen as usual
t Tuesday morning.
Judge Chester Morris Appoints
Walter Bond Justiee Os Peace
| Walter Bond on Monday as
-1 ternoon took the oath of office
1 as justice of the peace for Eden
t ton Township. The oath was
. administered by Mrs. Lena
Leary, assistant clerk of court,
for a two-year term.
Mr. Bond was appointed to
' the office by Judge Chester
Moms on Tuesday of last week
' and together with his certificate'
’ of appointment. Judge Morris
I wrote the following letter:
“Having found that there is
aped for an additional justice oft
( - FIGHT CANCER
WITH A CHECKUP
(All Wards Except the
; First Ward Register
Majority of Votes In
Opposition to Mea
In a very light vote Tuesday
Edenton voters defeated by a
majority of 53 votes a 5557 f*oo
bond issue for the construction
of a sewage disposal system and
necessary sewer extensions. The
vote was 278 for the bond issue
i while 331 ballots were deposit
ed in Opposition. Despite the
fact that Tuesday was an ideal
THE VOTE ~
First Ward 118 111
Second Ward 54- 88
Third Ward 81 87
Fourth Ward 25 45
Total 278 331
’ election day. less lha i halt of
jlhe qualified voters went to the
1 polls to register th.hr wishes in
the matter. There were in the
lour wards 1.481 qualified vot
ers. while only 809 cast ballots
in the election.
Every ward except the First
Ward turned in majorities
against the bond issue. The
Fust Ward favored the bond
issue by only seven votes.
Town officials were under
the impression that the bond
issue would secure a favorable
i vote, but as the election ap*
i preached more and more oppo
’ sition developed. As a climax
on Monday a circular was dis
t I'-iie-t signed by ‘Citizens
Committee.” Tiie circular, in
x pposuion to the bond issue,
staled that me measure is un-
Coniinued on Page 4—Section 1
In Stale Contest
Tiie drum major and eight
majorettes of the John A.
Holmes High School Band will
go to Duke Univcrs'T.v in Dur- :
ham on Saturday. February. 2U,
to participate in the X. C „.r>
and ensemble contest.
This is the only majorette and
drum major contest officially
recognized and sponsored by the
X C. Band Directors Associa
The Edenton group wilt be en
tering in three categories. Vein
Goodwin, the band's drum ma
jor. will enter in the solo twirl
ing classification, while the ma
jorettes w..l enter as a unit in
! the ensemble class and also as
duets with the following pairs:
Karen Hollowed and Carolyn
Twiddv: Judy Elliott and Mar«-
Anne Overton: Dianne Goodwin
and Priscilla Bunch: Carol
Phipps and Barbara Layton.
1 Bread Sale Friday!
Friday night. February 19. be
ginning at 8 o'clock, members
of the Edenlon Lions Club will
stage a bread sale. Medlin
Belch is chairman of the project
rnd asks all Lions who will par
ticipate to meet at the J & B
. Motor Company in time *0 be
L ; cns are hopeful that they
I will be able to sell many loaves
of bread during the evening.
the oeace and reposing special
trust and confidence in your in- j
tegritv and f'tness. by virthc *>f i
the authority vested in me by
General Statutes 7-115. I do by
these presents appoint you a jus
tice of the peace in and for j
Edenton Township in the county
of Chowan for two years fromj
the date of this certificate andl
do hereby confer upon you all
the highly privileges and favors
1 useful and necessary to the lust
and proper discharge of the dtt*
ties <4 this appointment.**