Volume XXVll.—Number 12.
Nathan Yelton Will
Speak In Edenton
On Aging Problems
Step Taken to Insure
Replacement In Case
Os Fire or Various
Nathan H. Yelton, secretary of
the Teachers’ and State Em
ployees’ Retirement System will
speak in Edenton Thursday,
‘March 31, representing the North
Carolina Governor’s Coordinat
ing Committee on Aging.
’The occasion is a county-wide •
workshop meeting on needs and
services for Chowan County’s
elder citizens, sponsored by the
Chowan County Coordinating
Committee on Aging, of which
Mrs. Eugenia R. Babylon, reg
ional librarian, is chairman.
Similar workshops are being
carried on in other counties un
der the auspices of the Gover
nor’s Coordinating Committee on
Aging, with a twofold purpose:
(1) to evaluate existing services
and resources for older citizens,
identify growing or unmet needs
and make recommendations for
improving services, and (2) to
develop facts and recommenda
tions from the local communi- j
ties to the state committee plan
ning the statewide Governor’s
Conference on Aging called by
Governor Hodges for July 27-29.
1960, in Raleigh.
Mr. Yelton, appointed by Gov
ernor Hodges as a member of the
Governor’s .Coordinating Com
mittee on Aging in 1956, is a na
tive of 1 . Bakersvillc, N. C., and a
graduate of Vanderbilt Univer
sity, having studied also at
Maryville College, Tenn., the
University of Tennessee, the
University of North Carolina and
George Peabody College. Nash
ville, Tenh. He has been presi
dent bf die High School Prin
cipals Association, Western Dis
trict, NCEA. and of the Western
District Superintendents’ Asso
ciation. during his tenure as
superintendent of Mitchell Coun
ty schools. He has held the po
sitions of stale director of pub
lic assistance, executive secre
tary of the State School Com
mission, controller of the State
Board of Education, secretary of
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Officers Elected By
Rocky Hock Group
The Rocky Hock Community
Center held a meeting Wednes
day night of last week when ap
proximately M members were
“During the meeting officers
were elected as follows: Chair
man, Billy Leary; vice chairman,
Sherlon Layton; secretary-treas
*iy-er, Cora Harrell; photography,
Miss Pauline Calloway, C. W.
Overman and E. S. Smith at
tended the meeting and explain
ed the community progress con
The group will decide on a
project and a goal at the next
meeting which will be held
Monday night, April 4, at the
Rocky Hock School building at
8 o’clock. *
Hospital Auxiliary Meets Goal
Os 400 In Membership Drive
Chowan Hospital Auxiliary at
the of its 1960 member
ship, drive set a goal of 400 mem
bers. This goal has been reach
ed, qnuch to the satisfaction of
Auxiliary officials, who present
ed for publication the names of
the Allowing as members for the
Mrs. J. H. Allsbrook, Mrs.
Watson Bell, Mrs. William Cor
previ, Mrs. George H. Privott,
Miss Beulah .Privott, Mrs. Rich
ard .Copeland, Miss Betsy Ash
ley, Miss Mildred Munden, Miss
Harriett Leary, Miss Celia Spi
vey,; Sirs. J. N. Pruden, Jr., Mrs.
Inez Moran, Mis. William J.
k While, Mrs. H. J. Cuthrell, Mrs.
James Bond, Mrs. Mona Hofler,
Mrs, Gene Taylor, Mrs. Haywood
Phthisic, Mrs. Richard Hardin.
Mrai Preston Rogeracn, Mrs.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
f An Appeal ]
Tom Ridgeway, administrator
of Chowan Hospital, as well as
the medical staff, are appealing
to the public to observe visiting
hours at the hospital. Mr.
Ridgeway also points out that
when a sign is placed on a door
it is done so by order of a
Proper observance of visiting
hours and other regulations are
for the welfare of patients. Mr.
Ridgeway points out. and disre
gard often proves harmful to
patients. The public is there
fore, earnestly requested to com-'
ply with tVe hospital rules and]
High Will Present
Play Friday Night
‘Aunt Samanthy Rules
The Roost” Will Be
Staged In Auditor
ium at 8 P. M.
Sponsored by the senior class
of Chowan High School, a play.)
“Aunt Samanthy Rules the
Roost,’’ will be presented Fri-i
day night, March 25, at 8 o’clock]
in the school auditorium. The.
play will be directed by David
The play centers around a
man-hating eccentric old maid
who a chicken farm and:
frightens *ll the young meni
bway from her charming nieces.
However, she drinks some lem- 1
onade in which love powders;
had been placed, * and by a
scheme of one of her nieces,
who signs eggs "Miss Simp
kins.” a purchaser of some eggs
turns up to claim Aunt Saman
thy as his soul mate.
Those who compose the cast
of characters are Faye Ober. :
Kaye Hare, Kathryn Tynch.!
Margie Evans, Marian Chappell..
Janet Parrish, Billy Whiteman. ]
Jeff Ward, E. C. Toppin, Edgar :
Ray Jordan and Woodrow
Slades. Ushers will be Linda
Spivey, Jean White, Bettyj
Bunch and Ruby Bunch.
Special entertainment will be
provided by Robin Hendrix. AI .
Continued on Page 3— Section »
March Os Dimes
Drive Nets $1,57(1
Tom Ridgeway, Chairman of
the Chowan County Chapter cf 1
the National Foundation, has
announced that total contribu-;
tions in the March of Dimes j
drive total $1,570.
Mr. Ridgeway praised the
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
, sponsors of the annual drive,
| and this year’s chairman, Billy
Gardner, for the highly success
-1 ful campaign.
Privott, Mrs. Pete Smith, Mrs.
Bruce Jones, Mrs. Charlie Swan
ner, Mrs. Lloyd Bunch, Mrs. L.
E. Davenport, Mrs. C. E. Kram
er, Mrs. John Wheeler, Mrs. T.
W. Jones, Mrs. Jesse L. Harrell,
Mrs. Medlin Belch, Mrs. W. L.
Boswell, Mrs. Henry Quinn, Mrs.
Thelma Edmundson, Mrs. Scott
Harrell Mrs. McKay Phthisic,
Mrs. James H. Griffin, Mrs.
William Wells, Mrs. Nathan;
Smith, Mrs. John Douglas, Mrs.
J. H. McMullan. Mrs. Murray
Byrum, Mrs. R. P. Badham.
1 Mrs. W. D. Townson, Mrs. J.
N. Pruden, Mrs. Lloyd Griffin,;
Mrs. George Mack, Mrs. Oscar
Elliott, Miss Jessie McMullan,
Mrs. John Mitchener, Mrs. Allen
Boyd Harless, Jr., Mrs. W. J. P.
Earnhardt, Mrs. Mary Brown
ing, Mrs. Phillip McMullan, Mrs.
Sydney McMullan, Mrs. A. B.
Harless. Sr., Mrs. Thurston Dun
bar, Mrs. Leiand Plant, Mrs.
Eden tt Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, March 25, 1960.
John | § ihall Presented Eagle Scout Award ;
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Pictured above is a court of honor held Thursday at the Roiary Club's meeting. In center
Scoutmaster jasper Hassell is preparing to present John Marshall with his Eagle Scout award.
At left is Mr. end Mrs. M. M. Perry, parents of young Marshall, with members of the Boy Scout
troop looking on.—(Photo by J. P. Ricks, Jr.)
Host To Students
From Nine Counties
Wm. E. Smith of State
College Points Out
In Textile Industry
Edenton Cotton Mill was host
to a group of school officials
and seniors from nine eastern
counties Tuesday afternoon. The
group met at the Edenton Res
taurant, where a delicious fried!
cnicken dinner was served. |
Counties represented were Cho
wan, Dare, Currituck, Gates,
Martin, Wasnington, Pasquotank,
Perquimans and Camden.
i r.ilip McMullen, president of
the cotton mill, welcomed the*
group and briefly told about
the operation of the local mill.
The principal specjrcf P‘s the
occasion was William E. Smith,
associated with the School of
Textiles at N. S. State College.
Mr. Smith was introduced by]
Al Phillips, vice president of
the cotton till; a classmate of
Mr. Smith stated tnat th-i tex
tile is the largest industry in
the state and that this state had
the tinest textile school in the
world. It offers gilt edge op
portunities for young people, he
said, and urged the students to
look at textiles as the No. 1
industry to greater accomplish
ments and dynamic progress.
The speaker said no other in
dustry has so many opportuni
ties to offer, saying that oniv
6 will graduate this year from
the textile school and 500 good
Continued from Page 7—Section 1
Masotiff Os District
Meet In Edenton
Tonight (Thursday) a meeting i
of the First Masonic .District will f
be held in the Masonic Temple. 1
Masons from all over the district i
are expected to be present. (
A free barbecue supper will 1
be served in the dining room at I
7 o'clock, after which the dis- <
trict meeting will be held in the
The principal speaker for the i
occasion will be Ed Rucker of ■
New Bern, recorder ot Sudan i
Jaycee Light Bulb
Sale Friday Night
Sponsored by the Edenton
Junior Chamber of Commerce, a
light bulb sale will be held inj
Edenton Friday night, March 25. j
The proceeds will go toward j
purchase of rescue equipment to I
be used by the Edenton Fire
Clay Rochelle is chairman of *
the light bulb sale and urges
citizens to purchase bulbs when
canvassed so that th : s needed
equipment for the Fire Depart
ment can be secured.
| CIVIC CALENDAR |
An important meeting for cot
ton grower* will be held tonight
j (Thursday) at the Chowan Com
| mjunity Building at 7:30 o'clock.'
Sponsored by the Edenton t
Business and Professional Wo
man** Club, a fashion show will
bo hold in the auditorium of the
John Holmo. High |
! Plan Merger
! - ©
| Dr. L. F. Ferguson, president
of the John A. Holmes High!
School Parent-Teacher Associa-1
tion, and N. J. George, president
of the Elementary School Parent- '
Teacher Association, on Tuesday
night called a joint meeting of j
the board of directors and com
mittee chairmen of both groups I
to consider the advisability of!
merging the two associations. |
It was unanimously voted to I
present the matter to both or- *
ganizations for action at a joint
meeting to be called. Superin
tendent John A. Holmes and
Principals Hiram Mayo and Ern
est Swain are in favor of the
merger. A joint committee was ;
appointed evenly divided be- 1
tween the two groups to study j
the suggestion more thoroughly i
and present their report at a ;
joint meeting of the two asso- ]
operating independently for j
about two years, but the con- 1
census of opinion now is that
more efficient worak can be ac
complished with only one asso
Walter Jones Speaker j
At Meeting - Os Rotary;
Edenton Rotarians will meet i
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 j
o'clock in the Parish House.]
Walter Jones, a Farmville Ro-[
ta/ian, and a candidate for Con-|
gress, will be the speaker for]
the program. ]
President Jimmy Earnhardt]
urges every member to be pres
Mayor Appoints Committee To
Aid In Promotion Os Industry
In order that Edenton might
be in a better position to ne-,
gotiate with industrial prospects, j
Mayor John Mitchener has ap-j
pointed a laison committee to be;
composed of representatives j
from organizations in Edenton
that are directlv involved in in- 1
The duties of this committee
will be to compile accurate data ]
from each organization repre- 1
sented and to be in a position to i
advise an industrial prospect;
just exactly what Edenton has!
to offer. The committee will]
from time to time advise the
If Spring Comes Softly
// Spring comes softly in all her gayness
And surprises me still bedecked in ice and snow,
With the frosty breath of Winter yet a halo
About a dreary world enm untied in gray ness,
And whispers to me: Awake, arise
From your couch and greet the new earth,
The new budding and greening and fresh-washed skies.
Herald the dawn, the year’s new birth:
I shall obey and arise, rejoicing,
Put away Winter’s garments with a lightened heart.
And with an ear to catch the earth’s new voicing
Face the glorious awakening, and living, be a part.
I shall say, Weep, Spring-clouds your tears of rain,
For Winter lies dead, and gladness comes again.
_ —Wilborne Harrell
Vote To Purchase
| B.G. Willis Property
Area Deemed Advan
! tageous to Edenton;
| May Rent Portion of
| Big Warehouse
I At a special meeting of Town
! Council held Monday night it
was unanimously voted for the
town to purchase the property
cf B. G. Willis at the foot of
Broad Street. The price offered
The finance committee report
led that about half the purchase
! price was available and possibly
1 the other half could be raised
;bv the end of the fiscal year.
; The finance committee was also
; authorized to negotiate with
Railway Express so rent a por
i tion of the warehouse at least
l until it was decided what would
|be done with the property.
Mr. Willis expects to retire
about June, which is his reason
| for disposing of the waterfront;
| It was the opinion of the
; Councilmen that the town could
] ill afford not to purchase the
j JAYCEES MEET TONIGHT
Edenton's Junior Chamber o’
[Commerce will meet tonight
j (Thursday) at 7 o'clock at the j
[Edenton Restaurant. President]
West Byrum urges every Jaycee'
to attend. **
Mayor and Council of progress
, being made with industrial
j Mayor Mitchener’s committee
! is composed of the following.
| From Town Council A. C.
From the County Commission
i ers—Gilliam Wood.
| From the Board of Public
Works—Thomas Byrum, Jr.
j From the Edenton Develcp
j ment Corporation—Joe Conger,
From the Chamber of Coni
-1 merce —Richard S. Atkinson, Jr.
For The Burnt Mill
Henry Winslow, Kliz
abeth City Lowest of
Eight Bidders at Al
most $20,000 '
I. S. Blanchard, contracting of
ficer for the Burnt Mills Drain
age District, announced Tuesday
that a contract had been award
ed for the Burnt Mill watershed
project. The bids were opened j
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Perquimans County Court
House, with Henry Winslow of
Elizabeth City being the low
bidder at a cost of a little less
than $20,000. There wore eight
bids submitted for the work.
Mr. Blanchard stated that the
work is expected to be started
on the project in about 30 days
and that the contract calls for
I completion in 112 calendar days,
The drainage area will affect
about 8,000 acres of land.
Begin in Chowan
County On April 11 (
Parents Are Especial- I
Iv Requested to Take <
Child’s Birth Certifi- |
cate to Clinic
The District Heath Depart- .
ment announces the schedule of "
pre-school clinics throughout the
health district which will begin
on Marc 22 and will end April
28. Any child who is entering
school in September. 1960,
should have completed his im
munizations and have a com- 1
plete jjhysitjal from hi- t
private physician or attend one 1
of the following clinics. --
In some of these clinics the *
Health Department will be pro-
pared to give immunizations if c
the parents desire it. Parents
are urged to bring their child-;'
birth certificate to the clinic, f
This certificate is necessary for 1
your child to be enrolled to en- •
ter school. r
Schedules of the pre-school *
clinics in Chowan County will 1
be as follows:
Wh'te Oak School—April 11 at 1
9:00 A. M.
Chowan High School—April 12
at 9:00 A. M. j
St. Johns’ School —Aptil 13 at
1:00 P.’ M. |
Edenton Elementary School
(white) —April 14 at 9:00 A. M.
Edenton Elementary School
(colored) April 15 at 9:00 A. M.
Three Appointed <
Hospital Trustees t
At a special meeting of Town
Council. Board of Public Works. |
County Commissioners and the 1
medical staff held Thursday '
night, three new appointments ]
were made to the Chowan Hos
The Commissioners appointed
Ernest J. Ward, Jr., to succeed
! Albert G. Byrum. They also
j reappointed J. G. Perry for an
The joint committee appoi.nl
,ed Al Phillips to fill the unex
pired term of the late Marvin
Wilson, which will expire in
February, 1962. The committee
also appointed Gilliam Wood for
a three-year term to succeed J.
jW. Davis. Mr. Davis expressed ;
his desire not to' be reappointed.
20 Years Ago
Ai Found in tbo File* of
The Chowan Herald
At a meeting of the Chowan
County Board of Elections Lloyd
C. Burton end Philip McMullen
were re-elected chairman and
secretary. respectively. The
board also decided to cell for a
new registration rather than re
listing voters in the county, two
methods provided for in new
legislation. A meeting was
scheduled to be held in Edenton
with election boards from 12
eastern counties invited to hear
the new changes in the election
Continued on Page s—Section l|
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Records Os County
Being Preserved By
j Visiting Speaker 1
NATHAN H. YELTON
At a county-wide workshop
meeting on needs and set vices
for aging citizens at St. Pam'-.
Parish House Thursday night
March 31. Nathan 11. Yelton of
Raleigh will be the principal'
Coach Bill Murray
For Sports Banquet
Club Elated Over Ac
ceptance of Invita
tion By Outstanding
Al Phillips, president of the
Varsity Club, has announced]
that Coach Bill Murryv of Duke!
Univeisitv will be the principal,
speaker at the annual Varsity 1
Club’s sports award banquet.]
The banquet will be held Tues
day night. May 3.
Mr. Murray has been on--
•he nation's most successful]
football coaches and following
h:s acceptance to speak here, i
Mr. Phillips had this to say: "Wo
of the Varsity Chib are especial
ly pleased to have Coach Murray
to speak for us this year. He
s considered one.of the nation’s
finest coaches and in addition, is
a gentleman of high standards,
who is warmly regarded by
coaches and sportsmen through-!
out the country."
Citizens Irjjed To !
Buy Easter Seals
Ernest Ward, Jr. general
chairman for the Easte r Se il
drive, reminds all citizens of.
Edenton and Chowan Countv to 1
keep and use the Easter Seals
they received lh;s week.
"Contribute as much as you
Can. but i ven if you give noth
ing. use Easter Seals on your
mail as a message of hope for.
crippled children and adults.”
The campaign which opened
March 17, continues through
Easter Sunday. April 17. to raise'
funds for rehabilitation services
for crippled children and adults
in this area.
Activities Planned In Edenton
For Library W eek April 3 To 9
A committee of interested ci
: tizens has been formed to draw
the attention of the public to
importance of books and li
braries both at the present and
in the future. This committee
is headed by Nick George. It
will continue to function year >
round with its primary purpose
heing that of increasing the
awareness of the libraries in the
community and in the county '
They open the gates to knowl
edge.. recreation and under
standing and "open wonderful
new worlds*' to all who take ad
vantage of their free services.
1 The slogan is. "Wake up and
Story horn's have been sched
i uled during Library Week. April
> 3-9. which will be as follows:
’ Shepard-Pruden Memorial Li
i brary. April 5. 6 and 7 from 3:30
to 4:SO P. M. by Frank Roberts.
I Brown-Carver Library, April
WITH A CHECKUP
1 1 Meeting Scheduled to
•| Be Held In St. Paul’s
ji Parish House Next
[ i _
i In the Court House at Eden
• ton the State Department of
['Archives and History has a
.microfilm camera operator bus;
' ly engaged in recording cn f.ku
] for security purposes, and .it
; state expense. the Chowan
!, County records of permanent
value Records being microfilm
■cd include deeds, real estate
I maps, marriage .records, wills.
court minutes and judgments,
j estate records, and other records
jcf permanent administrative or
I historical value.
•' Tne need for such a securi.y
program has long been recogniz
ed by North Carolinians inter
ested in preserving their valu
able county records. As evi
dence of tne need for such a
1 program, thirty-three counties
1 have had Court House fjiy s m
; which ntanv. if not all of the
■ public records Were destroyed.
Many other records have, been
lost due to water, vermin, theft,
deterioration and a variety of
| other reasons.
Tiie State Department cf Ar
j ehiVcs and History. ;ibly assist
ed bv the North Carolina As
sociations of County Commis
sioners. clerks of superior court,-
: and registers of deeds, spopsor
jed a bill in the 1959 Genera!
j Assembly to provide funds for
I a program of microfilming for
1 security purposes the permanent
' ly valuable county records. Cho
jwan County off.ciuls. realizing
j the importance of such a pro
gram. suppotted t wholeheart
edly and deserve much credit
for the passage of the bill.
Legislation, as enacted, jr ■-
j Aided funds for the next two
.years and directed the State
| Department of Archives and
! History to embark upon a pro.
gram of inventorying, repa t ing.
I and microfilming for security
purposes those county records
classified hv the Department as
1 pe-manently valuable.
The program got off to a good
, start during the last months of
1959 and January. 1960, when
i the records-of Wake and Cha'-
, ham counties were inventoried
, and those of peitnanent value,
j microfilmed. On Tuesdav. Ma r di
j Continued on Page 6—Section 1
In Fashion Show
With a fashion show, sponsor
ed by the Edenton Business a:vi
Professional Woman's Club,
scheduled., to be held Friday
night, April 1. fifteen local bus:-
! ness concerns will cooperate.
The- show will be held in tie
| auditorium of John A Halntt s
High School beginning at 7:30
The participating merchants
■ arc Anita's Hat Shoo. Anne’s
i Beauty Salon. Belk-Tyier's. El
jliott 'Company, CuthrcHs De
partment Store. Jill Shopp -.
l.carys Beau tv Shop. Margar t
■ Whites Beauty Shop. Malone's.
; Nu-Curl Beauty Shop. Sports
; Specialty's. Tots & Teens, Una's
Beauty Nook and Rose's.
4 through 8 from 4 to 5 P. M
by friends of the. library.
•I An essay contest has also been
arranged for students in the
seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth
grades at John A. Holmes High
School. The subject of the essay
■ will be "Why We Should Wake
Up and Read." and must not ex
ceed 200 words. Neatness and
eligibility will count in the con
' test. There will be three prizes,
a 35 book for first prize, a S 3
book as second prize and a $2
book as third prize.
During the month bookmarks
will be enclosed in bank state-
I merits, bills and in bags at all
grocery stores in Edenton.
■ | Booklets grading the list of
1! best books for children of all
jages with library imprint will be
distributed at both libraries and
I on both bookmobiles. A SI.OO
- bill will alab given to every.
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