Volume XXVlL—Number 40.
Scotland Neck An
Easy Victim For
Aces’ sth Victory
Local Outfit Strikes
Hard and Swiftly to
Score Three Touch
downs In First Quar
ter; Score 33-0
Scotland Neck’s “Fighting
Scots” were the fifth consecutive
victims- of the current football
season for Edenton’s Aces when
the Scots were defeated on
Hicks Field Friday night by a
score of 33-0. The score could
have easily been much more
one-sided but for the fact that
Coach Bill Billings used many of
his second string boys, who also
gave a very good account of*
The Scotland Neck invaders,
together with their coach, ap-,
peared more or less dumbfound
ed before the game was very
old. The visitors received to:
start the game and were forced'
to punt. Jerry Tolley picked
up the ball and in a spectacular
piece of broken field running,
together with a couple of key
blocks, raced 72 yards for a
touchdown. About midway the
quarter Tolley again thrilled the
Edenton fans and demoralized
X Scotland Neck followers when
he was on the receiving end of
a tricky reverse play and clipped
off 16 yards for another touch
down. The Aces’ third score,
came near the end of the first
quarter when Hopkins crashed 1
through the line from three
The fourth touchdown took on
the aspect of a dime novel play.
Carroll Forehand faded back to
pass and was surrounded by
Scotland Neck men. Fred Brit
ton, the pass receiver, was cov
ered by two men, but darted
out ahead of them as Forehand
fired a long pass. Britton, with
full steam ahead, reached up
over his head, grabbed the ball
and easily outdistanced the pur
suing Scots to score a touch
Edenton’s final touchdown was
also sort of on the spectacular
side. Leroy Spivey spotted a
hole in the line, drove in and
shifted to his right and evaded
the visitors’ defensive men. Af
< ter sidestepping a few tacklers
and getting in the open he grad
ually pulled away from his pur
Aside from the sensational
plays made by Edenton’s ball
earners, the entire team also
played a splendid brand of ball.
The defensive department was
equally as impressive as the of
fense, for the line and lineback
ers gave up only 23 yards on
the ground. Time and again the
Aces linemen held for no gain
and frequently broke through to
throw ball carriers for losses.
Wayne Baker and Jimmy
Continued on Page 6—Section 2
20 Years Ago
As Found in the Files of
The Chowan Herald
Mrs. Richard Elliott was re
elected as president of the Eden
-4 ton Parent-Teacher Association.
Company D, 105 th Medical
Regiment, marshaled up to the
full and required quota of 50
men. left Edenton for a year's
peace-time training at Fort Jack-
Continued from Page 8. Section 1
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Fire Prevention Week Will Be
Observed In Edenton Oct. 9-15
In an effort to focus public
attention on the ever-increasing
need for intelligent and deter
mined individual and cooperative
action to combat the tragic loss
of life and property resulting
from fire, Edenton firemen will
again join the nation in the ob
servance of Fire Prevention
Week, October- 9-15.
Governor Luther Hodges in
designating Fire Prevention
Week for North Carolina, says:
“Experience has shown that
only through community action,
endorsed and enthusiastically
supported by individual citizens,
can we develop a fire preven
tion program sufficiently effec
tive to meet the threat that an
nually brings heavy
THE CHOWAN HERALD
j BILL GOO WIN, JR.
U. S. Senator Sam J. Ervin, j
Jr., has notified Bill Goodwin, |
- Jr., that he is submitting him as ,
I his nomination as a principal!
' candidate for the U. S. Naval!
Academy for the class scheduled ]
to enter in July, 1361.
Boy Scout Round-up Meeting j
Scheduled For Monday Night
The annual Boy Scout roundup! Scouts to attend this fall round- 1
meeting will be held Monday! U P meeting.
. , . „.i The Edenton Rotary Club has
night, October 10, at 7:30 o clock| • c „ .
. sponsored this local Boy Scout
at the Scout Cabin. The P ur ‘j Troop for 25 years. Elton Fore
pose of this meeting is to get hand, president of the Rotary
the Scouting program under way | Club, has stated that with the
for the year for old Scouts and | parents’ cooperation this can be
prospective Scouts. i one of the outstanding Scouting l
All boys between the ages of! years in Edenton.
11 and 14 are eligible to become I The local Scout Committee is j
Scouts. Scoutmaster Jasper Has-j composed of George A. Byrum, (
sell and Assistant Scoutmaster! chairman, J. P. Ricks, Jr., Jack.
Jack Habit urge all parents who j Habit, Bruce Jones and Elton j
desire their sons to become'Forehand.
Post Office Receipts In Edenton
Increase $12,157 In Seven Years
A new all-time high in the!
nation’s mail volume was reach-1
ed during fiscal year 1960 end
ing June 30, which continued thej
steady upward trend of the past;
seven years at a rate which'
even exceeds the population
growth, according to advance in
formation from the annual' re \
port of the Post Office Depart-!
ment which has been made,
available to Postmaster J. L. 1
Although subject to last min
ute revisions, the year’s total
has been estimated as 63.6 bil
lion pieces of mail which in
cludes about one billion pieces
Will Meet Oct. 12th
Edenton’s Band Parents Asso-|
ciation will meet Wednesday |
night, October 12, at 8 o’clock
in the Band Room. The meet
ing was postponed from Wed
nesday night of this week due
to the Chowan County Fair.
All members are urged to
note the postponement and at
tend the meeting next week.
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
A stated communication of'
Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock. McKay
Washington, master of the lodge,
requests a full attendance.
“The President of the United,
States, recognizing the serious
ness of this problem, has called
upon state and local govern-:
ments, Red Cross Chapters,!
Chambers of Commerce, busi-|
ness, labor and farm organiza
tions, schools, civic groups and
üblic inpformation agencies to
cooperative actively in Fire Pre
vention Week programs and re
lated activities throughout the
As a kick-off for the observ
ance, Edenton firemen plan to
stage a parade Monday after
noon, October 10, at 3:30 o’clock.
Included in the parade will be
the John A. Holmes High School
Band, Edenton fire fighting
equipment and the equipment
.used by the Chowan County
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 6, 1960.
99 1 3 Os Blood
Blot j . Me Visit
j 112 Volunteer With 13
I Rejections; Dr. Ar
j chie Walkers Appre-
I ciative For Support
Dr. Archie Walker, acting
chairman of the Chowan County
Red Cross Chapter, reports that
99 pints of blood were donated
when the Red Cross bloodmobile
was in Edenton Friday.
Dr. Walker also reported that
1 112 people volunteer to donate
blood, but 13 were rejected due
to physical conditions, so that
( the response was the best in
j the county since the Marines
[ left the Edenton base.
! Dr. Walker desires to thank
the increased number from the
rural section of the county who
volunteered to give a pint of
blood, as well' as all others in
' Edenton. He also expressed his
I appreciation to every individual
, and organization who helped in
| any way to bring about the
I splendid response to the appeal
[ for blood.
of parcel post. It was stated
that this would mean an in- j
crease of nearly 25 per centj
over the corresponding figures!
for 1953 when the annual vo!-|
ume was 50.9 billion pieces.
During this same period, it
was pointed out, the revenue of|
| the department also has shown j
lan impressive gain with an in
! crease from $2,091,714,000 in fis
i cal year 1953 to $3,276,800,0001
■ for fiscal year 1960.
Here in Edenton, receipts of j
the post office climbed from
$51,996.20 in 1913 to $64,153.22
Continued on Page 3—Section 1
Bill Goodwin, Jr. Is
At Naval Academy
Edenton Youth Is In
formed By Senator
Friends will be delighted to
learn that U. S. Senator Sam
'J. Ervin, Jr., has notified Bill (
'Goodwin that on Wednesday of;
last week Young Goodwin was.
submitted as the Senator’s nomi
| nation as a principal candidate '
j for the United States Naval!
f Academy at Annapolis, Md., for!
j the class scheduled to enter the)
! academy in July, 1961. I
| Senator Ervin informed Young j
j Goodwin that he will receive of-:
! ficial notification from the De-j
i partment of the Navy within the |
near future and extended the
I wish for the best of luck in
, this connection.
![ Ready! |
Town Clerk Ernest J. Ward.
Jr., and Sheriff Earl Goodwin
are now ready to receive 1960
taxes. The tax books for both
Edenton and Chowan County
have been turned over to thej
respective tax collectors, who
hope many people will pay their
Taxpayers are reminded that
a penalty of 1% will be added
to taxea if not paid before Feb'!
1 ruary 1. __
Request Penny Gas Tax Removed
Three Edenton oil dealers, above, left to right, W. J. Yates, Joe
Conger, Jr., and Richard Dixon. a-e shown as they signed a peti
tion last week requesting the "temporary" extra cent removed
from the gasoline tax. They claim the tax would enable the aver
age motorist 10 drive an adutlional 375 m:les per year, and request
customers to also sign the petition before October 7.—(Photo by
J. P. Ricks, Jr.)
Ernest J. Ward, Jr.
Resigns As Town
Clerk For Edenton
Accepts Position as
Director of Finance
For the City of Rocky
Coming as a distinct shock
Friday morning was the tender
ing of the resignation of Ernest
J. Ward, Jr., as Town Clerk of
Edenton. Mr. Ward sent his
resignation by letter to Mayor
John Mitchener and Thomas G.
Byrum, chairman of the Board
of Public Works.
Mayor Mitchener immediately
called a special joint meeting
d the two boards to consider
the resignation and after being
informed by Mr. Ward that he
would not reconsider his action,
the two grouos accented his res
ignation with profound regret.
Mr. Ward's resignation will go
into effect October 31, to ac
cept the position as director of
| finance for the city of Rocky
j Mount. i
In connection with his resig-j
illation, Mr. Ward made the fol
| iowing statement:
‘•Mv decision to accept the po-1
sition of director of finance fori
the City of Rocky Mount was
| Continued on Page 3—Section 1 |
Aces Preparing To Meet Arch
Rivals, Elizabeth Citv’s Yellow!
Jackets Fridav In Annual Clash
Edenton Aces are this week
getting cocked and primed for
what is considered just about
the most important game of the
season when they clash in their
annual combat with the Eliza
beth City Yellow Jackets, The
i game will be played in Eliza
j beth City beginning at 8 o'clock.
On paper the Yellow Jackets
Hurricanes Nothing New
| The following article was water were damaged. The brig
written to The Herald by Miss
Elizabeth Moore and will be of I
! interest to Herald readers:
| Some of your readers may be
| interested in the earliest ac
counts in Edenton newspapers of
J hurricanes which hit Edenton.
1 Os course they are not described
jas hurricanes, and there is no j
.'.indication that people realized |
that the local storms described
were anything more than local —
that they were in fact, part of a
huge storm. It is only by piec
ing together the reports from
several places, sent in and print- 1
ed over a period of several
weeks, that we can be sure to-j
day what these local storms real-j
' ly were.
*' The earlier of these hurricanes j
V hit Edenton on August 2, 1795. j
•!On August 6. the State Gazette]
!• of North Carolina reported that
*| the severest gale in years began
» at 2 A. M., and blew until near
r, ly evening. It began with wind
| from east-north-east, then shift-;
t ed southward, increasing in vio- !
1 lence. The sound rose four feet
above normal high tide, and.
wharves and stores along the
[ Edenton Author ]
EMILY BADHAM COXE
Pictured above is Mrs. Emily
Badham Coxe. a native of Eden
, ton. daughter of Mrs. R. P. Bad
ham. Mrs. Coxe is author of a
book, "Mother of the Maid,"
■ which has just been published
! and is on sale locally at Hollo
' well's Drug Store. The story of
the book has to do with her ex
] periences and that of her daugh
ter, Miss Emily Coxe, who was
iMaid of Colton in 1953.
are considered somewhat of the
underdog, but local fans have a
vivid recollection that in former,
years when the Aces were con-:
sidered the favorite, the Yellow
Jackets played ari inspired game!
and the Aces did many things 1
wrong, so that the Yellow Jack-,
ets emerged the winners despite
Continued on Page 8. Section 1
Sally, of Boston, under the com
mand of Captain Matchctt. was
driven aground in the marsh and
could only be gotten off by un
loading her cargo. Old build
ings. trees, and chimneys were
blown down, and the corn crop
was almost entirely destroyed.
On August 20. the Gazette re
ported further with reprints
from newspapers in Halifax and
Washington, North Carolina, and
Norfolk, Virginia. Halifax re
ported that the Indian corn had
been blown down and the fod
der destroyed, and that there
had been a bad freshet on the
Roanoke River. Washington re
ported that the tide rose four
feet above normal by daylight
and eleven to twelve feet above
| normal by noon, and that the
; whole town was flooded. Ware
houses and stores were swept
1 from the wharves, and some
1 goods carried as much as six
teen miles upstream, where the
! tide rose seven feet. Seven ves
’ sels were driven ashore and one
lost. Losses were estimated at
,$40,000. Worse than the storm
Sonlinusd on Past 2, Section 3
Salem Alumnae To;
Conduct Meeting In
Edenton October77lj 1
Salem College Presi
dent and Eastern j
Area Chairman Will j
Be Speakers 1
District 16 of the Salem Col
lege Alumnae Association will
meet Friday afternoon. October
7, at 12:30 o'clock at the Eden
ton Restaurant. This district
comprises Dare, Gates. Hertford,
Pasquotank and Chowan coun- .
Mrs. Granbery Tucker is
‘chairman for District 16 and
, Mrs. Richard Goodwin, secretary.
, Miss Lelia Graham Marsh, alum
j nae secretary, of Salem College,
! will be present and read greet
i ings from Dr. Dale Gramby.
Mrs. Sylvia Jones of Rocky
Mount, president of the Salem
1 College Alumnae Association,
' will address the group and Mrs.
i Ivan Bissette of Grifton, the
| Eastern Area Chairman, will al- (
j so speak. i
I Mrs. Charles P. Wales will
j greet the guests on behalf of
the Edenton members. Mrs.
| Lloyd E. -Griffin. Jr., of Eliza
-1 beth City will respond.
I Special guests will be Mrs.
1 Continued on Page 3, Section 1 |
Edenton Students Named For
Merit Scholarship Competition
Principal Hiram J. Mayo of
the John A. Holmes High School!
announced Wednesday of last (
week that two of the school’s
students have been named sem:-!
tinalists in the 1960-61 National;
Merit Scholarship competition.
They are: Alex Kehayes and
Jimmy A. Rogerson.
These semifinalists are among
the 10.000 high scoring students j
on the National Merit Scholar-j
ship Qualtfytng-Tt'sr, a~TESrTTT
t ducat ional development given
in more than 15,000 high schools
last spring. The semifinalist!
group is composed of the higl.-j
est scoring students in each state!
Hurricane Damage Buicks, Olds And
CostEdentonsl,37s Pontiac Exhibited
Local Street Depart
ment Hauled 643
Loads of Debris
According to William K. Davis
of the Edenton Street Depart
ment, Hurricane Donna cost the
Town of Edenton to clean up in
the wake of the storm approxi
Mr. Davis' figures show that
extra labor amounted to 51.133.
fin item of $60.88 was included
for putting back in shape a
Street Department shed, and
: new equipment, such as saws
and axes, $34.55. The cost of
! trucks for gas, oil and other
'equipment amounted to $117.26.
Another charge of S3O was for
wrecker service to remove huge
As the result of the hurricane,
the Street Department hauled
away 643 loads of debris. To
tal amount of labor used in
cleaning up was 2.154 hours.
Mrs. Jenkins Heads
Hair Dresser Group
Mrs. Anne S. Jenkins was in
stalled "president of the Eastern
Carolina Cosmetologists Associa- j
tion at a meeting held at thej
Roanoke Country Club at Wil-'
liamston Tuesday night of last!
Mrs. Jenkins extends an in- j
vitation to all Edenton beauty j
shop owners and operators to \
attend the next meeting of the|
Association, which will be held j
in Edenton Tuesday night, Oc-|
tober 25, at 8 o’clock at the|
Thrift Sale Planned !
Saturday, October 8
The Edenton Woman’s Clubj
w'ill hold a thrift sale Saturday,]
October 8. The sale will be,
held in the store formerly occu-'
pied by The Rug Shop and will
.be in progress from 9 A. M.,'
to 5 P. M. Clothing of all kinds
! for the entire family will be
; offered for sale. t
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Plan For Big Rally
To Be Held Tonight
f Wmßk i
ERNEST J. WARD, JR.
Friday of last waek Ernest J.
Ward, Jr., submitted his resig
nation as Town Clerk of Eden
tcn. a position he has filled for
eight years. He has accepted a
position with the City of Rocky
Mount as of November 1.
and in United States territor
Each semifinalist now moves
a step closer to winning a four
year merit scholarship to the
college of his choice.
John M. Stalnaker, president
of the National Merit Scholar
ship Corporation, which conducts
the annual program, stated that
“Merit semifinalists represent
the most promising brains in the
■natron. From this group of able,
attractive students will come the
scholars and intellectual leaders
l of tomorrow.”
Mr, Stalnaker warned against
Continued on Page 3—Section I
New Models at Colo
nial Motor Co. on
East Queen Street
Colonial Motor Company is
very proud to announce that the
new 1961 Buicks, Oldsmohiles
and Pontiacs will be on exhibit
in its showroom on East Queen
Street today (Thursday) Fridav
Personnel of the company
point out that never before have
such fine cars been offered to
the public and they, naturally,
invite the general public to vict
their showroom to see the new
and thrilling models.
They sav the style, perform
ance and quality of the new
; ears are all that one could de
Rotary Again Meets
At Parish House
Edcntons Rotary Club will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon
I at 1 o'clock in the Parish House.
I For several months the Rotar
; ians have been holding their
.luncheon meeting at the Eden
, ton Restaurant during the ad
ditions made at the Parish
The program will he in charge
! of Bruce Jones and President El-
I ton Forehand urges every Ro
! tarian to be present.
Six New Directors Elected For
Edenton Chamber Commerce
President William P. “Spec"
Jones of the Edenton Chamber
of Commerce has announced the
results of membership balloting
for six new members to the
board of directors who will serve
for the next tw-o years.
Under the by-laws of the
Edenton Chamber of Commerce,
six of the twelve elective di
rectors retire each vear and six
from the m/ibership are elect
ed to' fill the vacancies. Elected
by the membership to the board
of directors were J. H. Conger,
WITH A CHECKUP
Affair Will Be Held In
At 6 O’clock; Many
Candidates to Attend
Democrats of the First Con
gressional District will hold a
big. rally in Williamston today
(Thursday) beginning at 6 o'clock
in the evening, it is announced
by Congressman Herbert C. Ben
ner, who issues a special invita
tion to Democrats of this* county
to join in the event.
Headline speakers for the ral
ly will be I. Beverly I.ake and
Terry Sanford, Democratic can
didate for Governor. Mr. Bon
ner will give the response to
the address of welcome which
will be made by Cortez Green,
Mayor of Williamston.
Mr. Bonner said Governor
Luther Hodges and other stal. s
officials Will be present forth
rally as will be all candidate
on the State: Democratic tick
ler the election on November
A free barbecue dinner v
be served to all visitors if
mediately following the ra.ly
program, Edmund Harding, na
tionally known humorist. w i! l
head up the program on enter
The rally will be held in the
Williamston High School gvm,
and all Democrats of the First
District are urged to attend.
The. district is made up of Pitt,
Beaufort. Martin. Washington,
Hyde, Tyrrell, Hertford, Gates,
Chowan. Perquimans, Pasquo
tank. Camden, Currituck and
Beit Bennett, chairman of the
State Democratic Executive
Committee will be master of
ceremony for the rally.
Nick George Anxious
For Everybody to
See New Models
Friday of this week will be
a red-letter day at the Georg"
I Chevrolet Company on North
(Broad Street.' On that day the
j new 1961 Chevrolet cars v.li b -
I exhibited and proudly shown by
personnel of the company.
Nick George, manager, say,
the new Chevrok-ts are nev
from every viewpoint, distinctive
and luxurious. He is very proud
of the new model and extends a.
cordial invitation to everybody
to visit and inspect, the new line
: of Chevrolet's- for 1961.
| civic calendar]
; Chowan County Fair is being
held this week at the American
. Legion ground;.
Town Council will meet on
Thursday night, October 13, in
' stead of Tuesday night. Octob
» District 16 of the Salem Col
lege Alumnae Association will
1 meet at the Edenton Restaurant
i Friday afternoon, October 7, at
. 12:30 o'clock.
-j Annual Boy Scout round-up
meeting will be held in the
- Scout Cabin Monday night, Or
- tober 10, at 7:30 o clock.
l! A meeting cf -he Eastern C.
’ olina Cosmetologists Association
: will be held at the Edenton R -
-1 taurant Tuesday night, Octo’ _r
■ 25, at 8 o'clock.
' Continued on Page B—Section
: Jr., J. E. Debnam, Jesse Har
rell. Quy C. Hobbs, Bruce Jones,
Jr., and Tom H. Shepard, all
prominent Edenton businessmen
with the exception of Mr. Shep
ard. Mr. Shepard’s experience
) will reflect local government re-
SDonsibilities toward civic af
fairs. He is clerk of the Su
perior Court of Chowan County.
The six members of the board
of directors elected last year and
carried over to serve in 1960-
1961 are R. S. Atkinson Jr., R
Continued os Pag* » Bocti— 1