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FjMowne On Queen
line’s Creek” Will
fee On TV Saturday
Willi Be Seen Frrtli 2
To'2:so On Chfitel
7 From Washington
"Ye Tpwne on Queen jirme's
. Creek." Edenton and (Jpowan
historical and ftomo-
film will be shown on
television for the first W ini
'tjhis area Saturday afternoon, j
January 7, from 2 to 2:30 o’clock:
Over WITN-TV, channel 7, Wash-1
Already released to 50 televis-j
iOn stations, the film will be
t shown: on WNCT-TV Greenville,!
i WRAL-TV Raleigh, WBCT-TV
1 Wibniigton and WBTV Char-
Ilotte during January.
The film on Edenton and Cho
wan (fcounty covers the recrea
tional i and historical aspects of
the county. Members of the
Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
DAR, re-enact the Edenton Tea
Party in the film and ladies
dressed in colonial costumes ap
pear at some of the historic
homes and buildings.
'<s The film, sponsored by the.
* Edenton Tea Party Chapter.
1 DAR, and the James Iredell His
torical Association, is available*
in color free of charge to civic
groups and organizations, ac
cording to Mrs. John Kramer, re
Most of the historic homes
and buildings in the film will:
be open to the public during the!
Pilgrimage of Colonial Edenton
and Countryside April 14-16.
* HD Activities
[ For New Year
lowing are Chowan County
Home Demonstration Clubs’ de.n-1
onstrations for 1961, workshops*
* Home Demonstration Club mem-j
3 bers will ligve an opportunity!
to attend and special interest
meetings wjii,ch will beheld dur
B Januify M~' Know Your Year
I Book. ; 1“
1 Februaryi! New Furniture
I From Qld.
B March — , New Sewing Tecli
|| niques and Gadget.,.
pj April—Pattern Direction (darts
II and gtiidp sheets).
if May -» Improve Your Person-!
If ality. 9
If June-JBing A Song of Salads. [
July W- One Skillet Meals.
Continuad on Page 2— Section 1 (
HOtARIANS MEET TODAY j
Edenton Rotarians will meet
this (Thursday) afternoon at 1
*t o’clock in the Parish House.
M President Elton Forehand urges
I a 100 per cent attendance.
I • FIREMEN MEET TONIGHT
X Mentbers of the Edenton Fire
Department will hold their
| monthly dinner meeting tonight
(Thursday) at 7 o’clock at the
fire station. Fire Chief W. J.!
Es Yates expects every fireman to,
£ be present
Norfolk Southern Sound Bridge!
Reopened After Donna Damage;
But Another Accident Saturday;
Thursday of last week a train |
passed over the Norfolk. Southern:
bridge across the Albemarle!
Sound for the first time since i
Hurricane Donna tore away a
portion of the bridge last Sep
"fJUber. One and three-quarter
i4|||es of the trestle was dam
by the hurricane and to re-
Kfe- the damage it was neces
|Kv to drive 3 875 piles The
I|K of repairing the bridge is es-
to be about $200,000.
L yt train of 90 freight cars
Wggved over the repaired bridge
-Sflkirsday afternoon at 12:30
. *'clock tad on it were a group
Los Norfolk Southern officials.
■Wfcnry Oetjen, president, said he
Kwlshes $6 convey to local resi-
Sbents his thanks for bearing with
■ft, -j>lr«p| during*the time the
SKy-lge hip been out of service.
K if». »
THE CHOWAN HERALD
\ Get Tough! J
Greatly concerned about de
[ linquenl taxes on the county's
i books, Chowan County Commis
sions on Monday adopted a
Tax Attorney John Shackel
ford was authorized hereafter to
execute forecloture proceedings
on all real estate taxes which
are as much as four years :~i
arrears. Heretofore 5 t w-s ne
cessary for the Commissioners to
authorize foreclosure proceedings
on individual delinouenis.
hi Empty Stocking
Fund For First Time
Group Contributes to
Fund to Help Spread
Christmas Cheer In
For many years the St. Paul
Episcopal Church has sponsored
The Empty Stocking Fund. The
proceeds have been used to
spread Christmas cheer to the!
needy people of this area. The|
pastor, the Rev. George Holmes,'
has shown much interest in this,
organization. Perhaps through |
his leadership, a new meaning,
has been given to the interpre
tation of what Jesus meant by
saying that the poor will be
with us always.
Continued on Page 6. Section 1
atershed Landowners Will
Meet Friday Afternoon, Jan. 6
A meeting of the Pollock
Swamp Watershed landowners
has been called by Wallace;
Goodwin, chairman of the water- !
shed landowners and L. C.
Bunch, chairman of the Albe
marle Soil Conservation District
for Friday afternoon, January 6,
1961 at 2:30 o'clock at the Cho
wan Court House.
Purpose of the meeting is to,
hear a report of the Soil Con- j
servation Service Watershed!
Planning Party, decide on cul-,
verts, farm roads, and where
41 JAILED IN DECEMBER j
Jailer Bertram Byrum reports
that during December, 41 per-J
sons were placed in the Chowan!
County jail, with confinements 1
ranging from one to 31 days, i
The expense amounted to $292.08
which includes jail and turnkey
Sheriff Earl Goodwin reports;
that 1960 taxes collected during j
December amounted to $43,-!
818.14. The levy for the year,
| good, if not better service than
j they have had in the past. The
i past three months have been try-
I ing and expensive times for us.
We realize that the primary con
cern lies in having adequate
rail service to local business
firms. We have endeavored to
give that service, but if we have
failed in any way to provide
good service, you may rest as- 1
sured that it was not inten
Though the damaged portion
of the bridge was adequately
! repaired tHe.giilroqd^experienced
j another mishap Saturday when
i an engine and 17 cars of a south-
I bound freight train were derail
;ed on the bridge. It was report
;ed that the derailment occurred
• when the second engine of a
two-engine train struck a Switch
ing point The tracks were
spread, but none of the cars
overturned, so that the wreck
; was cleared up by Saturday
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 5, 1961.
$32.89 Per t fti
Per Capita Fire
In Rural Section Is
Higher at $4.17
Fire Chief W. J. Yates Re
ports the year 196 C
Edenton firemen answered a to
al of 70 fire alarms, of which
6 were in Edenton and 34 out
For the Edenton fires the fire
■nen were out 28 hours and 20
ninutes, while for the out of
own fires they were out 35
lours and 25 minutes. In Eden
ton the firemen were on the air
live minutes and 45 seconds and
cut of town six minutes and 40
seconds. For the Edenton fires
the,firemen traveled 30 miles as
against .488 miles out of town.
A total Os 8.847 feet of hose was
laid in Edenton and 7,400 feet
out of town. Ladders were rais
ed 142 feet for Edenton fires and
130 feet out of town,
i For the Edenton fires 599 vol-
I unteers responded and 682 for
1 cut of town fires.„
Property involved in the
Edenton fires amounted to $508,-
000 and $212,400 out of town.
Damage in Edenton W'as esti
mated at $164.4.\Q and $52,131 out 1
of town. Insurarioe in Edenton
| was $203,000 and $79,350 out of
The firemen held 14 fire drills
during the year, answered 39
I still alarms, refilled 45 fire ex
i tinguishers, pumped out base- j
[ ments 20 1 ■> hours, stood by four
times for lot burning, painted 112
fire hydrants and worked 101 j
hours on Christmas toys.
Mr. Yates alsqi reported that j
the per capita loss in Edenton, (
based on 5,000 population, was j
$32.89. In the county, based on
a population of 12.500, the pcr[
capita loss was figured at $4.17. ,
to place the spoil or dirt from
the canals during construction.
Both Mr. Bunch and Mr. Good
win emphasize the importance of
this meeting to all the land
owners. They hope that every
body in the watershed project
The SCS Watershed Planning
Party has about completed the
field survey according to Aubrey
Williams of the planning party.
They will be moving to the Gum
Neck Watershed in Tyrrell Coun
ty within a few days.
LIONS MEET MONDAY
Edenton's Lions Club will
| meet Monday night, January 9,
!at 7 o’clov/J. The club called
off its meeting this week due !o
i the New Year holiday, and Presi
dent James Griffin requests a
100 per cent meeting to begin
the new year.
[ AUXILIARY DINNER MEETING
[ j • The VFW Auxiliary will hold
; its monthly dinner meeting
' Tuesday night, January 10, at
•;7:30 o’clock. The meeting will
be held in the post home and
Mrs. Doris Toler, president, is
very anxious to have a full at
20 Years Ago
Ac Found la the File* of
The Chowan Herald
Edenton High School Band re
ceived an invitation from Adju-'
lani General J. Van B. Metis, at
the request of Governor-elect J. (
M. Broughton to take part in
the inaugural ceremonies at Ra
leigh. The invitation was ac
cepted and was the first appear
ance of the band in their new
In compliance with Governor
Clyde R. Hoey'a authorisation
permitting 35 North Carolina
cities to establish Home Guard;
.ynits to jreplage National Guard
troops called into regular army
camps for a year's training. A
mass 'meeting of Edenton citixens
was called at the Court House
to consider organisation.
Mrs. Evelyn Garnett Ashley,
wife of the Rev. C. A. Ashley,
rector of St Paul's Episcopal
Church, passed away at her
home following am attack of
Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary
Pj| i ’
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* jlsS- W’
■ : f-'* ■ ’
Mr. and ivirs.. uaiey I. vani»n, piciurea u-o.e, ce.euia.eu men'
golden wedding anniversary at their home Sunday, December 25.
Mr. and Mrs. Parrish were married December 25, 1910, in the Bap
tist parsonage in Hertford by the Rev. A. A. Butler. They have
four sons, Ralph, Frank, Yates and Jimmie and 12 grandchildren,
all of whom were present to help celebrate the occasion.—(Photo
by J. P. Ricks. Jr.)
GSA Assigns 32 Acres Os Land
To Edenton For Land Fill To
Replace Present Trash Disposal
In a telegram Tuesday from
Congressman Herbert Bonner,
The Herald was informed that
the administrator of the General
Services Administration has au
thorized ihe assigned of 32 acres
of the U. S. Naval Auxi.’iary Air
Station property near Edenton to
the Secretary of Health, Educa
tion and Welfare for conveyance
to the city of Edenton for health
Edenton officials some time
Jaycees Begin Search To Find
1960 DSA Winner In Edenton
James PAtv, president of the
Edenton Chamber of Commerce,
this week, announced the ap
pointment of Dick Dixon as
chairman of a committee to seek
the outstanding man of the yea: -
The committee headed by Mr.
Dixon is actively canvassing
churches, businesses, clubs and
various organizations to deter
mine which young man in
Edenton between the ages of 21
through 35 has contributed the
most to the community during
Mr. Dixon states that nomi
nation blanks will % be available
New March of Dimes Poster Girl
Pretty and merry today, Linda Gail Breese four, of Colum
bus, Ohio, was not expected to live when born with birth de
fects of an open spine and excess fluid on the brain. Now she
is the nation's New March ot Dimes Poster Child who sym
bofises what National Foundation research and patient aid
seeks to do for victims of crippling diseases. The National
Foundation also is attacking birth defects and arthritis and is
continuing work on polio. The drive in Chowan County ta
back made a request for the
"-rooerty which lier back of the
former C. Y. Parrish home for
use as a sanitary land lib area
lo replace the existing burning
operation located within the city,
limits. The present city dump
has reached the stage that it is
almost impossible to deposit gar
bage and trash, so that as soon'
as possible now the town will
'irake preparation to use ihe base
property as a land fill area for
disposing of garbage and trash. ;
at Mitchi tier's Pharmacy and
Hollo'vell’s Drug Store. The
nomination blanks must be re
turned to Mr. Dixon before Jan
Tlie distinguished se r vice
award will be presented in con
junction with the Javcee seventh
annual Bosses’ Night and Ladies’
Night banouet 1 which will be
held at the Masonic Temple
Wednesday night. January 25, at
The distinguished service
award winner from Edenton will
be entered in the North Caro
lina Javcee Contest and the state
Continued on Page 6—Section *
Topic At Meeting
Trio of Highway Of-1
ficials Attend Meet
ing Held on - Tuesday!
Chowan County Commission-j
ers in short order disposed of
. outine business at their meet
ing Tuesday morning, but were
held in session until almost 11
] The major portion of the time
1 was devoted to consideration of
| road and bridge improvements
I and present at. t.he meeting were!
' W. N, Spruill, division engineer;
j W. F. Sessoms, district engineer
and D. M. Bridgernari, mainten
The principal discussion cen
tered about improvements to the
-oad leading to the DAR Cor
poration at. Greenfield. With
the business of this concern rap
i idly increasing, George and
; Benbery Wood, pointed out that
I due to a narrow road and a load
limit on a narrow bridge a hard
ship is experienced in using
trucks to haul in supplies as
\ well as send out the finished
product of various types of farm,
It was pointed out. that to !
build a new road would cost j
more money than could be sc- j
I cured, and Mr. Spruill pointed!
Continued on Page 6—Section i 1
First March O
The first special event of the
) New March <>f Dimes drive in
I Chowan County will be a Life-
Mine Saturday downtown in
Eden ton, it was announced by
J. J. Miley. Jr., 1961 director.
The local drive, sponsored by
the Edenton Junioi Chu'mlx.- of
Commerce, got officially under
way January 2. The month of
i January has been proclaimed
' New March of Dimes Month by
Mayor John A. Mitchener. Jr.
During the first week of the
drive special gifts will be so
licited bv a committee compos
ed of George Alma Byrum.
chairman. Johnny Woolard, Joe
, Stone, James Perry and Richard
Tom Shepard, chairman of the
schools committee, announced
that dime cards would be»dis
tributed during the week to
i school children. In addition to
1 the chairman, members of the
( committee are Paul Stanton. Bill
j Busey, Ray Bailey and Bob
i Dean Copeland Wins
j Rhodes Scholarship
I Edenton friends will be in
terested to learn that Dean
Copeland of Jackson. Miss.,
grandson of Mrs. X. E Cope
-1 iand. was one of four college
| students selected for Rhodes
j Scholarships in interviews held
i recently at New Orleans.
1 Young Copeland, son of Mr.'
i and Mrs. C. X. Copeland, is a
j 1957 graduate of Murrah High
* School at, Jackson, is now a sen
j ior at the University of Missis
' sippi, and was one of two stu
j dents chosen by the state selec
i tion committee. Copeland is
• presently majoring in history at
! Ole Miss. He received a num
ber of scholastic awards at Mur
The scholarships are granted
I for a minimum of two years
1 study at Oxford, England. A
third y r ear of study may be ap
j prgved by Rhodes trustees in
i England. The scholarships are
, for $2,000 a year.
If civic calendar!
1 . ? I
1 Sunday, January 8, has been j
proclaimed a day of prayer in |
connection with the opening of
Chowan County's commemora
tion of the 100th anniversary of
the American Civil War.
" y e T< iwne On Queen Anne's!
Creek" atßl be seen an televis
ion Safv'day afternoon, Janu
. ary 7, from 2:30 o'clock on
channel 1. Washington.
Pollock Swamp watershed
lahdowners will meet Friday af
ternoon. January 6. at 2:30
o'clock at the Court House.
The 1961 New March of Dimes
i Continued on Page 6. Section I
- $2.50 Per Year In North Caroiinjp I
jMore Members Pu|
On Chowan Countji
John M. Elliott Is
| New Marketer For
Purchase Interest of
, W. J. Yates, Who De
cides to Retire Due
To His Age
i. Etffocfive early this week, a
j .change in ownership of one of
Edenton's business concerns took
place when John M. Elliott be
came the owner and operator of
the Edenton agency for the Sin
clair Refining Company.
Mr. Elliott purchased the in
terest from W. .J. Yates, who
has decided to retire from busi-'
ness due to his age. Mr. Yates;
has been connected with the 1
Sinclair Refining Company for
23 years, and in selling out to.
.Mi. Elliott, he solicits those who
i Itayd been his customers to con
tinue to patronize Mr. Elliott.
Mi. Elliott has been associated
i with the By rum Hardware Com
[ pany for 27 years and only re-
I Continued on Page 4—Section 1
d Saturday As I
f Dimes Feature
Other scheduled events for the
month include a Peanut Sale on
Saturday. January 14: Crutch
Day Saturday. January 21: Cof
fee Day Monday. January 23;
Roadblock Sunday. January 24.
and the Mother's March Tu°s
d .y, J'-muarv 31. ,
* addition to flic sped..' gif:. - ’
solicitations ilvr " eek. "business
es. and industry will be solicited
the third week of January and
the rural area the last week of
"The New March of Dimes al-'
ready has made a substantial
beginning in its expanded pro- 1
gram of seeking to prevent birth
defects and arthritis in addition j
to continuing to seek total con-j
trol of paralytic polio," MiieV
The. campaign director asks the
residents of Chowan County to
please sav yes to the 1961 New
March of Dimes, s-> that the Na-I
tional Foundation can obtain
funds to continue Ihe attack >
against crippling birth defects,
arthritis and polio.
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Ed
Bond Post No. 40; of the Ameri
can Legion will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o'clock at the i
home of Mrs. Paul Holoman on
North Broad Street. Mrs. Mack.
Rogerson, president, requests ali
members to attend.
DAR MEETS JAN. 11
Edenton Tea Party Chapter j
of the DAR will meet. Wednes
day afternoon. January 11. at
3:30 o'clock at the Iredell house. I
Mrs. John Kramer, regent, urges!
all members to attend.
Project Leaders And Committee
Chairmen Named For Countv
Home Demonstration Council
The executive board of the I
County Council of Chowan Coun
ty Home Demonstration Clubs
met recently with Miss Pauline
Calloway, home economics agent,
to appoint county project lead-;
ers and county committee chair
men. Those appointed will serve’
for a two-year period as mem
bers of the County Council, j
Members of the executive board
who made the appointments
were Mrs. B. P. Monds presi- \
dent: Mrs. M. T. Barrington, vice;
president and Mrs. O. C. Long.
County project leaders ap
pointed included the following:
Foods and Nutrition M>>.
| Home Food Supply—Mrs. Gil j
’ bert Harrell.
| Food Conservation Mi's.
! House and House Furnishings
—Mrs. E. N. Elliott
WITH A CHECKUP
jW. E. Bond
For Day of PrflH
Mrs. Raymond Carr,
j of Chowan County’s Confederate
I Centennial Committee, appeared
|at the County ommissioners’
I meeting Tuesday morning in be
! naif of the national four-year
commemoration ol the war years
! Mrs. .Carr stated that the -ele- ,
1 brat ion was of such magnitude.' '
and importance that she deemed
j it necessary to appreciably ens
| large the local committee in or»-
i dei; to properly celebrate the oe
| easion on a counts’ level,
j The Commissioners
' Mrs Cairs reojest
aided 'in following to Cho^jfl
M'-tliir. Bee .Mis.
Da\ Mr- Richard
Vii ii flr.l’fin. M-.-s
L< aty. Si. Mr R. • HhHH
Fred B. Drane. E. \V
Sidniy S Campen, Tlirrhas' C.
Byruni. Jr.. Mrs. Henry Jordan.
Mi- J. 1.. Hassell. Mrs. Warner
Evans. Mrs. Claude Small. Jr.,
Mis. O. C. Long. Jr.. Mrs. Belle
\\ Parker. Mrs Cameron Boyce
[and Mrs. T. 1,. Ward.
| Mrs. Cavr also advanced the
idea of sitting aside a shc.f n
the Sh< pard-Pniden Memorial
Library so,- assembling material
in conm-ction with tile war pe
Mrs. Carr informed the Com
missioners that the purpose of
th.- Chowan County Civil War
Centennial Committee w ill be to
present a program covering the
foor-yc.tr period which will tell t
t!a tlorw ol v»i years film j
'•"61 k al 0 !', 5 !. fins program, she
said, shook! uc gnize Tvortb ,
at the county level as much as I
possible and to cay tribute to- )
the dedication and. courage ex-
Continued on Paae i —Section l
Manager For S 8
Howard A Davison has d, en
appointed assistant manager of
the Norfolk office of tip S-- ’
Security ’ Administration it
announced by J. A. Mo-t r
district manager. Mi - . Davison
comes to Norfolk from Roanoke
Va.. where he was assisuin:
manager the past yeai Pino
to coming stateside hr- red 21 '1
yt ars m Puerto Rico v ■ ••r. he
was associated with th urroii r
Federal Security Agt-ne • the IT
S. Dept, of Labor and ti e Peer'
Rican Dept, of Labor. His jear
of service with the B u-eau bBH
manager ■- r
Census District Office for fivcH
Mr Davison will assist .r thefß
administration of the distjr'ic 1 *
fice which serves Tidewater Vir- •
i gima and northeastern! Norflij
Carolina. The prime function pf
Continued on Page f»—Section l k
Home Management—Mrs. C3uy
Family Life—-Mrs. Van Smali.
Home Beautification —, Mrs
Clothing Mrs. McCoy SLaM
Cra i - Mr.-. L. F. FergusonJM
County committee chairnajflH
appointed were: ■
Community Service M f> w
Health—Mrs. Eugene Jordan.
Safety—Mrs. E. L. Belch.
Education —Mrs. Lois Ashley
Citizenship—Mrs. Lester Cope- /
International Relations Mi.-.]
Wallace Goodwin. Jr. j
Music —Mrs. Johni Privott J
Public Relation*—AM rs Rolan jl
Loan Funds—Mr*. J. L. iHB
nau. T*f -
4-H Leadei-s tjfag. aHH
-i’.D Mrs Jack Le&ilflflH
M. i ll