Volume XXVIII —Number 3
Sherlon C. Layton
Named “Farmer Os
Year” By Jaycees
Award Presented By
Mayor John Mitch
ener at Meeting Held
Thursday Night j
At a banquet of the Edenton j
Junior Chamber of Commerce i
lsd Thursday night at thej
Edenton Restaurant Sherlon C.!
Layton was named Chowan 11
County’s “Young Farmer of the!
Year’’ for 1960. |
Mr. Layton, who is 27 years
old, began farming activities in
the Rocky Hock section in 1954
as a share cropper, but now
owns a 104-acre farm and a 'so
cultivates 31 rented acres. He
raises peanuts, corn, produce
crops and hogs. 1
Aside from his farming activi
ties, Mr. Layton finds time to
devote to the welfare of his
community. He took a leading
part in the Rocky Hock Com
munity securing the old Rocky
Hock school building as a com
munity center. He also was ac
tive in helping to organize the
Cross Roads-Center Hill volun
teer fire department and ren
dered valuable assistance to the
young people in Rocky Hock to
build a baseball park.
Young Layton served two
years as a member of the Cho
wan County Board of Education.
He served seven years as an As- 1
sistant Scoutmaster for the
Rocky Hock Bov Scout troop
and a year as an Explorer Scout
advisor. He is also assistant
county forester. He is a mem
ber of the Rocky Hock Baptist
Church, where he sin.gs in the
V**hoir and is secretary of the
Young People’s and Adult de
The award was presented by
Mayor John Mitchener. Present
1 also for the occasion was ■ Joe
Suggs of Rocky- Mount. Mr.-
Suggs is secretary of the North!
Carolina Peanut Growers Asso
ciation who, during his remarks
was high in praise for the Jay
cees for-Recognizing fanners, es-l
pecially in a section which de-:
pends upon its economy to a]
groat extent on farming.
Previous Young Farmers of tly? |
Year include Gilliam Wood in;
1956, Lindsay Ray Bunch in
1957, Jimmy Parrish in 1958 and
Eugene Jordan in 1959,
20 Years Ago
Aa Found in the Filet of
The Chowan Herald !
Consideration was given to
change the Town Charter with(
the principal change aimed at
the police and four commission
ers, who were appointed by
Town Council but had no legal
authority. Another change call- 1
ed for increasing the pay of
Town Councilmen from $24 per
year to S6O. j
Dr. John W. Graham was ap
pointed as county physician.
Charles P. Wales. Jr., was
named Scoutmaster of Edenton!
William S. Privott addressed
the Edenton Lions Club, using
as his subject Founder's Day.
A delegation from Chowan
Tribe of Red Men went to
Smiihfield. Va., when the Smith
field tribe celebrated ita 49th
Eden ton’s Rotary Club endors
ed a resolution seeking the erec
tion of a monument in honor of,
General James Johnston Petti-
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Bubba Hopkins, Jerry Tolley
Given Honorable Mention On
All-America Football Team
Edenton football fans will br
interested to know that Bubbs
f. Hopkins and Jerry Tolley, mem
bers of the Edenton Aces’ 196 C
State Class AA football cham
pions, received honorable men
tion on the 14th annual National
r High School All-America foot
ball teem. The selection is
made annually by the Wigwam
Wisemen of America. North
Carolina high schools placed 27
THE CHOWAN HERALD
New Pastor ]j
1 E4 jm
f r o * *
jj|.u ‘: r .
REV. A. CARL HART
Beginning Monday of this
week, the Rev. A. Carl Hart as
sumed the pastoral duties at
Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church.
He succeeds the Rev. Lamar Sen
te il. |
S & L Assets Now
Edenton Savings & Loan As-\
sociation has just issued the fif
ty-fifth annual statement of the
association. It is interesting to
note that assets now total $2,-,
1 746.526.88, which includes sl,-
929,836.84 mortgage loans on ap
proved real estate.
Officers of the association are
J. Clarence Leary, oresident: A.
G. Byrum. vice president; R. E.
Leary, secretarv and treasurer;
James M. Bond and Mrs. Wil
liam J. White, assistant secre
j Directors include A. G. Bvrum,
•T. C. Byrum. Jr., R. E. Leary,
J. Clarence Leary, F. W. Hobbs,
R. C-, Hoi laud, G. B.vPotter. J»i
P. Partin and William S. Privott.
j The annual meeting of the as-'
’ sociation will be held in the
Court House Monday night. Feb
ruary 6, at 8 o’clock.
Postgraduate Medical Course j
! Will Be Held In Edenton Jan. 25
Another of six postgraduate
medical courses is scheduled to
be held in Edenton Wednesday,'
I January 25. These courses are
j sponsored by the University of j
North Carolina School of Medi-j
cine, the UNC Extension Divi-I
I sion and the First District Medi- j
I The speaker for next week's
course will be Dr. Garfield G.|
‘Duncan of the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medi-j
cine. He will lecture at 4:30,
and 7:30 P. M.. at the Edenton
, Restaurant. His subjects will be
Auto License Tag ,
Sales Are Laggingj
According to Miss Celia Spi- J
vey. Assistant Town Clerk, sale!
iof Edenton automobile license;
I plates for 1961 is lagging some-1
i what. Up to Tuesday only 322 j
| license plates were sold.
' According to law, the Edenton
j license plates must be displayed
on all motor vehicles on or be- 1
fore Thursday, February 16. Af-‘
| ter that date violators will be |
I arrested for failure to comply J
' with the law, so that all motor •
j vehicle owners are urged to
purchase their license plates be
-1 fore the deadline.
The 1960 All-America team
drew 7,820 nominations. Assisti
ng in the selections were 11,202
gridiron critics, including sports
.vriters from 1,234 daily news
papers, 1,126 weekly or semi
weekly publications, broadcasters
from 1,957 radio stations and
734 TV telecasters. .
Nominations were submitted
by newspaper sports writers,
. game officials, professional and
college football talent scouts,
high school coaches and princi
! pals. -s-*'.* ij. 4 >
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 19, 1961.
Pickier On, l<r
Association Joini i
a National iO
Secure Better Hig-h
R. T. Pickier of Edenton Con
struction Company has been
named a member of the labor re
lations committee of the Caro
linas Branch, Associated General
Contractors of America, for 1961.
Mr. Pickier was appointed by
R. B. Russell of Charleston, S. C„
president of the Organization. i
i The Carolines Branch, Associ
ated General Contractors of
America, is joining in a nation-]
wide effort to inform the peo-j
‘ pie of the importance of better
highways in their everyday lives
an 4 in national defense.
| Ths purpose of the program is
to develop the support of an en
lightened public for legislation
which would provide an ade
quate system of highways for the
“We believe better highways
save lives, time, and money, and
arc essential to our- country’s I
safety,” Pierce said. “We be-!
j lieve, too, that the people want
: the kind of highway system that
I meets their needs, and are will
ing to pay for it.”
[ Better* Pay Up! j;
Sheriff Earl Goodwin calls at-1
lenlion to the fact that a penalty i
will be added to 1960 Chowan!
County taxes if not paid before
February 1. The penally will be
one oer cent of the taxes and on
March 1 the penalty will increase
to two per cent. On and after
April 2, in addition to said two
1 per cent, one-half of one per cent]
per month or fraction thereof,
will be added until the taxes are
paid in full.
j Sheriff --* Goodwin announces
that if any taxpayer is unable to
pay taxes in one payment, he I
will be glad to accept partial
payments until the full amount |
"Prospect ives In The Treatment
of Diabetes” and "A Simple (
I Plan For The Management Of|
, Essential Hypertension."
, Dr. Duncan is a nationally!
j known physician in professional
] circles. Aside front his teaching
j duties, he is director of the
j Medical Division of the Penn-
J sylvania Hospital and the Ben-j
jamin Franklin Clinic, both of,
He is a veteran of World Warj
j II and was awarded the Legion,
, of Merit for research in malaria j
and the control of this disease
in the Pacific Theatre.
i Sale Os N. C. Auto
License Tags Lag!
| Mrs. Goldie Niblett, branch j
■ manager of the Carolina Motor!
; Club, reports that sale of North 1 .
| Carolina automobile license
i plates is lagging considerably. I
February 15 will be the last*
I day motor vehicles may be op
erated without the 1961 licensej
plates, so that at the present,
| rate there will be a long waiting,'
! line as the deadline approaches.'
I Mrs. Niblett urges motor vehicle
I owners to secure their license
; plates immediately in order to
avoid the last minute rush.
Mrs. Niblett also urges own
ers of vehicles applying for li-|
censes to be sure and sign the
insurance declaration which ap-l
pears on the back of the 1961'
s renewal card. This will save
time and embarrassment -Mien
applying for licenses.
VFW MEETS TUESDAY
1 William H. Coffield, Jr., Post
■ No. 9280. Veterans of Foreign
I Wars, will meet Tuesday night,
> January 24, at 8 o’clock. Com
mander John Bass urges a large
1 RED MEN MEETING
1 Chowan Tribe No. 12, Improv
, ed Order of Red Men, Will meet
i Monday night, January 23, at
,17:30' o’clock. Bill Harris, the
- new sachem, requests a large
' turnout of member?.
,| Outstanding Young Farmer Os Year j
! In above picture Mayor John Mitchener is presenting an award
to Sherlon C. Layton. Mr. Layton was selected by the Edenton
Junior Chamber of Commerce as Chowan County's tfoung Farmer
lof the Year. The award was presented at a Jaycee banquet held
1 Thursday night at the Edenton Restaurant.—(Photo by J. P.
Rocky Hock Baseball Club W ill
i Present Minstrel Show Feb. 2
Tiie Rocky Heck "Orioles’:
j baseball club announced this
week that it will present a black
face comedy entitled "The Ori
ole Minstrel.” The show will!
be presented in the Rocky Hock;
Community Center Thursday
night, February 2, at 8 o'clock.
The show will include "Honey
'Hams,” a singing quartet from
[Hooey Hollaw; the clod dancers
from Tim-buc-tu and many other;
(features which guarantee an
I evening packed with comedy,
I music and fun.
Crutch Day Saturday To Help
Raise March Os Dimes Funds
j Saturday will bo Crutch Day
tor the New March of Dimes
drive in Chowan County. Boy
Scouts will sell minytiurp crutch
es and peanuts downtown to
raise funds for the local drive. I
| Monday will be Coffee Day
] with all proceeds front coffee
| sales at the various businesses
| going to the March of Dimes.
• Participating are the Colonial
I Motor Court Restaurant, the
(Edenton Restaurant, the Triangle
. Restaurant. HolloweU's Rexall
Drug Store and Mitchener’s
Miss Munden Honored
I For Faithful Service
Miss Mildred Munden, inter
viewer in the Edenton office of'
' the Employment Security Com
mission, has been recognized for;
20 years service to the Commis
sion. The award was made by
'Phillip B. Pollock, area supervisor;
| for the Commission on January ;
, A certificate and a 20-year pin l
[were presented in brief ceremon
ies in the office.
Miss Munden began working!
with the Employment Security j
Commission in 1936, but was out
j lor a few years. She has been j
| working in the Edenton Office |
continuously since 1945.
I ROTARIANS MEET TODAY
j Edenton Rotarians will
. this (Thursday) afternoon at 1!
o'clock in the Parish House.]
.The program will be in charge (
, of Dick Dixon, one of the newest
(Rotarians. and President Elton;
1 Forehand is very anxious to |
have a 100 per cent attendance. I
Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Birthday
By MRS. RAYMOND CARR
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j Today, January 19th, is Gen-
I eral Robert E. Lee's birthday. 1
j Little did his father, the famous
’’Light Horse Harry” Lee think'
i when he pronounced the eulogy
1 on General George Washington,
and designated him as “first in
war, first in peace, and first in
the hearts of his countrymen.”
t! that these words, too, could one
i day be applied to his own son,
, Robert Edward. I
Robert Edward Lee was born
; at Stratford Hall, Westmoreland
County, Virginia, to Henry and
Anne Carter Lee, in the year
1807. 'As a little boy he played
on the banks of the Potomac
-1 River in front of his home, and
t enjoyed fishing, hunting and
t horseback riding, just as the otn
;:er boys of that day. He was
»! tutored in the little school room
lof his home, snd »t the tge of
: In tiie lineup for the enter-i
tainment will be Jack Evans, Al
vin Bunch, Sammy Morris. Wal-i
lace Evans, Britton Byrum, Mur-;
j ray Tynch. Jr., Sammy Byrum.!
; Lloyd Evans, Clark Peele, Frank
Evans, Fred Britton. Jr., Alvin
| Evans. Carroll Evans, Becky
Harrell, Loretta Bunch, Esther
Layton. Mary Alice Perry as
well as a number of others.
; The program will provide an
evening of wholesome entertain
ment. so that it is hoped a large
i crowd will turn out.
Members of the Junior Cham
ber of Commerce-', sponsors of
the local drive, are soliciting the
businesses trtul indtisliies -this
I The county solicitation will be
held next week under the direc
tion of the Chowan County
Home Demonstration Clubs.
J. J. Miley, Jr,, the 1961 di
rector, urges even one to sup
port the projects in order to on- i
able the National Foundation to
continue the fight against crip- ;
pling birth defects, arthritis and
T aylor Speaker At
BP WClub Meeting!
i Edenton’s Business and Pro
fessional Woman's Club will
; meet tonight (Thursday) at the
! Edenton Restaurant at 7 o'clock,!
The guest speaker will be W. J.
| Taylor, superintendent of Coun
!ty Schools, who will speak on
(the subject ‘Career Advance- !
| Mrs. Percy Smith, president, of;
I the club, urges everv member to!
1 attend this meeting.
1 Hospital Auxiliary
Will Meet Friday
| Chowan Hospital Auxiliary will
I meet Friday afternoon. January
20, at 3 o’clock in the nurses’
(home. Thus will be a very im
j portant meeting due to the fact
' that new officers will be elected
| for the year, so that a large at
] tendance is requested.
Following the program tea
i will be served.
18 entered the United States
' Military Academy at West Point,
N. Y., where he was graduated
'in 1829. About two years after
, hls graduation, he married Mary
' Custis. a great, great grand
daughter of Martha Washington,
and by thus marriage came in
possession of "Arlington Planta
tion” and other estates in Vir
' ginia. S
I His military life was that of
much distinction. At the begin
ning of the Mexican War he be
came a captain of the engineers
in the United States Army and
served with honor. He was
wounded in one of the battles!
of this war. and promoted to the ,
rank of Colonel. He served as!
superintendent of the United,
States Military Academy from
1852 to 1855. Later he com-
Contiaued on Pago 3, Section 1
),j Lectures In Edenton]
1 \ — /■*
DR. GARFIELD DUNCAN
Another postgraduate medical
lectuva will be held at the Eden
lon Restaurant Wednesday, Janu
ary 25. at 4:30 and 7:30 P. M.
The speaker will be Dr. Gar
. field G. Duncan cf the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania School of
Herbert C. Bonner
;! Winner Os Til Ole
! Evinrude Award
Requests Prize Money
To Be Donated Be
tween Two Educa
Chew;, n County friends will;
be interested to know that Con
gressman Herbert C. Bonner last
week received the 1961 Ole
Evinrude Award in New York
:in recognition of his outstand
ing contributions to recreational
boating. The award is made
annually by the Evinrude Boat
ing Foundation to individuals or
organizations whose activities in
the field_ of recreational boating
are considered of major signifi
Presentation of the award was
made .by W. J. Webb, a life-long
friend of the late outboard mu-
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\S oman s Club Enters Program
For Coniiminily Improvement
Tim Edenton Woman's Club
j has officially entered the Com
. numily Improvement Program.
t sponsored by the General Fed
eration of Women's Clubs in co
operation with the Sears-Roe
btick Foundation, it is announced
by Mrs. J. D. Elliott, club piv-i
The purpose of the Community
Improvement Program is to pro
vide information, inspiration find
incentives lor every federated
woman’s club to join with co-
I operative forces in the eotnmun
! ity to imorovo its economic, so-
Sgl. Lewis Twine In
Staff Sergeant Lewis E. Twine,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W.
Twine of Route 2, Tyner. N. C .
is one of the 3.600 U. S. Air,
Force men chosen to participate:
in the 1961 Presidential Inau-j
Sergeant Twine will be
I member of the llOOtlv Composite
Wing in the parade that will,
take place in Washington. D. C.,
on January 20 immediately after!
John F Kennedy is sworn in!
as the 35th President of the
At the present time Twine is a.
member of the 1100th Supply
Group at Bolling Air Force Base. I
' Washington, D. C.
The Parade, which is expected 1
to last two and one-half houis.j
will begin at the Capitol Build-i
ing and proceed up Pennsvl-!
vania Avenue past the White J
House where the new President'
and Vice-President will review
the marching units.
The Parade will be telecast
nationally and will feature
marching units and floats from
hundreds of civilian groups as
well as from all of the military,
MASONS MEET TONIGHT
j A stated communication of.
■ Unanimity Lodge No. 7, A. F. &
iA. M.. will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock. Dr. A.
1 F. Downum, master of the lodge,
is very anxious to have a large
82.5 U Fer iear in North Carolim
’6l Pilgrimage Os
Be Held April 14-16
Rev. A. Carl Hart
Serving As Pastor
At Ballard’s Bridge
Assumed New Duties
As of Monday of
1 The Reverend A. Carl Hart,
has accepted a call to be pastor
■ ol the Ballard’s Bridge Baptist
Church at Tvner and assumed
his duties there on Monday, Jan
: A native of Colliersvitie. Train..
Mr. Hart is a senior student at
the Southeastern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary at Wake Forest,
He is a graduate of Bethel Col
lege in west Tennessee and has
1 held several pastorates including
1 the Fishervilte Baptist Church in
Tennessee and, for the past four
years, the Lystra Baptist Church
near Chapel Hill.
Mr. Hart is married to the
j former Rebecca Harris of Mos
cow Term. They have one child.
[David Carl, lout and a half
Library Story Hour
Mrs, Tom Shepard wiil be in
charge of a story hour at the
Shepard-Pt liden Memorial Li
bia’y Friday afternoon. January
27, between 3:30 and 4:30
■o'clock. Those who heard her
stories in December will want
to come again and bring their
friends. Children between five
and ten. are welcome.
Following is the schedule .oil
9:30-12:00 every day except
2:30-5:30 even - day except Sat
urday and Sunday.
.7:30-8:30 Monday and Thins
cial and oilitlira! conditions.
P; izes totaling 870.00 P are of
lere l in the competition, includ
ing a top national prize of $lO,-
000. Five cash prizes' are 'offer
ed hi each state. The first prize
winner in each state then vvdl
compete fo r 10 national prizes.
All Cash awards von by chibs
must be siient for the benefit
ot the community, according to '
The Edenton Citib. which has
entered the contest in the past,
placed second in the contest m
North Carolina in 1956.
Methodist Men’s (Tub
Will Meet Tonight
The Methodist Men's Club wtli,
hold its- monthly dinner meet
ing tonight (Thursday) at 6:30
; o’clock. The meetingwill 'be;
held at Colonial Restaurant on.!
iU, S. 17 north, with the pro-1
gram in charge of Dr.'-Richard :
Hardin. President George Lev-,
us urges every member to be!
LIONS MEET MONDAY
Edenton Lions will meet Mon
day night. January 23. at 71
j o'clock. President James Griffin
(urges a 100 per cent attendance.
; Jayeee DSA, Bosses* And Ladies*
Night Banquet Scheduled To Be
|Held MS ednesdav, January 25th
! Plans are about complete for
the Edenton Junior Chamber of
Commerce annual DSA. Bosses’
and Ladies’ Night banquet which
will be held in the Masonic
Temple Wednesday night, Janu
ary 25, at 7 o’clock. 1
The feature of this meeting
will be the announcement of the
’.winner of the Jayeee Distin
guished Service Award, which i
goes to the most outstanding'
/young man in Edenton during,
j the year 1960.
; To help decide the DSA win-*
i ner, nomination blanks are avail*,
WITH A CHECKUP
I Largest Crow d In His
! tory of Tour Is An
\ ticipated by Woman’s
i The 1961 Pilgrimage of. Co
lonial Edenton and Countryside,
■sponsored by the Edenton Wn
, 'man s Chib, will be held April
'(l4. 15 and Hi, it. as announced
|, bv Mrs. K, J. Boyce, pilgtimage
j The pilgrimage olfers art op
ptntiinity for the public to visit
during the tour many historic
homes open at no other time,
Included in this year’s tour
■ are Sycamore, the oldest house
in North Carolina; built in 1660:
Bandori, built ca 1790. the home;
of in.gbs Fletcher, the author:
tiie Cupola house, built ca 1725,
a. fine example of Jacobean
style:. the Iredell house built in
1759. the home of James Iredell,
first. Associate Justice of the
U. S: Supreme Court:, the Cho
wan. Court House, built itv 1767.
considered tin- finest example of
Georgian architecture in the!
South; Btvei'v Hail, built in
1810. a toi ner state ban'-:, as
well, an a number ol iiome- and.
j buildings of historical and arci.i
--1 tivtural inti rt st.
■ The largest crowd ever is an
ticipated for the bi-annual pil
grimage clue to the nationwide
showing of the film, Ye Town;:
on Queen Anne's Creek." which
depicts the historical and recre
ational aspects of Edenton and
Chowan County. Proceeds from
the tour are used for restoration
apd preservation of local sites
In addition to the homes and
buildings open for the tour a
waterfront tour and an antique
show are planned. Block tickets
Will be $4 with individual ad
i.nittarues 50 cents: Pilgrimage
information may be obtained by
writing Mrs. R. .1 Boyce. 203
West Church Street, Eden’ u.-
Miss Janr l)iiLiii(‘\
Author Vl (oll«‘<£t*
An Edenton author was among
16 contributors to the Christmas
issuc of "We. The Freshmen.” at
Converse College at Spartanburg.
Miss Jane DuLaney. daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, J. R. DuLaocv.
was represented with a sketch en
Miss DuLaney Was graduated
last June from the John A,
Holmes High SEchooi.
; CIVIC CALENDAR 1
The 1961 Pilgrimage of Colo
nial Edenton and Countryside
will be held April 14, 15 and 16.
Rocky Hock "Orioles” baseball
i team will present ? black face
comedy in the Rocky Hock
Community Center Thursday
night. February 2. at 9 o’clock.
A story hour will be held ai
Shepard -Piuden Memorial Li
brary for childien between five
and ten years of age Friday as
! ternoon, January 27. between
3.30 and 4:30 o'clock.
Crutch Day will be observed
Saturday to help raise funds for
the New March of Dimes. Mon
day will be coffee day, when
various businesses will donate
coffee sales to the drive.
Edenton Jaycees will name
i distinguished service award Win-
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able to individuals as well as
various organizations who wish
to recommend a particular person
for the honor. The nomination
i blanks may be secured at Mitch
ener’s Pharmacy and Hollowell's
Drug Store. . The candidate must
I be between 25 and 35 years of
age and the nomination blanks
must be in the hands of Dick
1 Dixon before Friday, January 20.
The Edenton DSA winner will
! be eligible to compete in a state
■ contest and the state winner will
i enter a national contest to se-
J lect the nation’s 10 outstanding
i young men for the year 1980.