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THURSDAY! AUGUST 10, 1961. _
A LIFT FOR TODAY
Come ye apart into a desert place and rest a
W Retiring ai from 3 life's trying demands and com
muS with our Father will bring refreshment
soul and spiritual strength to enable us
to meet the trials of life. . _ Si i,
u„ we find time, O Lord, to be alone with
day. Oui of these blessed moments
with Thee, send us forth, renewed in body and
soul to do Thy ij)(i r „ r ,- J - J - u - 11 -r
Hanging In Balance
It is interesting to learn that a group of
Edenton merchants are enough interested to
continue the operation of a hotel in Edenton
that they are willing to underwrite the pur
chase of the hotel furnishings.
As is well known, the hotel property was
purchased about a year ago at a ridiculously
low price by the Chowan County Commission
ers. The purpose primarily was to transform
the building into offices to house the various
county departments which are now scattered
all about town and rentals for which amount
to a tidy sum annually.
The Commissioners leased the property to
Haughton Ehringhaus who has continued op
eration of the hotel and has done so at a loss.
He is willing, however, to continue to operate
the hotel on the premise that a hotel is a dis
tinct asset to the community, as do the most
of the merchants and many of Edenton’s citi
zens. True, Edenton has a group of first class
motels to accommodate tourists and those
coming to Edenton on business, but there is
something about a hotel that adds to the
prestige of a community.
There has been a hotel in Edenton since
colonial days and for a long time two hotels
were in operation. It is pointed out that ho
tel guests, being in the heart of the business
section, quite frequently walk about the
streets and visit the nearby historical points
of interest. They lounge ih the hotel lobby
and thus meet and become acquainted with
people who happen to be there and often
times learn a great deal about the town and
its historical heritage.
/ As was stated at the County Commission-
ers’ meeting Monday, it is little less than a
disgrace to he without a hotel and that pass
ing of a hotel will be detrimental to the com
The County Commissioners are now using
portions of the first and second floors for of
fice space but appear to be willing to make
some arrangement for the third and fourth
floors to be used as a hotel.
m A hotel in Edenton for many years has
teen, on the whole, a losing proposition, but
it is to be hoped that some plan can be con
sumated whereby a hotel in Edenton will not
pass from the scene.
Quick But Wise Decision
Chowan County Commissioners took quick
but wise action Thursday night when they |
unanimously agreed to approve a water re
sources survey for Chowan County. Their
action followed in a special meeting which
followed shortly after hearing water resources
experts explain the advantages of such a sur
vey and at what a bargain price the survey
can be secured.
Geologists pointed out the dictinct ad
vantages to be realized by a water resources
survey not only to residents of the county but
in valuable information concerning water in
connection with prospective industries.
The survey will provide definite informa
tion as to where water can be found, how
deep it is, its characteristics and the quantity
“available. This is valuable information which
could not otherwise be obtainable.
The survey covers a period of years of re
search for which charts will be furnished and
made available to citizens of the county,
which will eliminate much of the present
The program represents an expenditure of
$72,000, of which the county’s part will be
,000 per year for the four year period. The
and federal governments bear the re
mainder of the expense. Chowan County is
the second county in the eastern part of the
*state to adopt the program, Martin County be
the first, and aiding considerably acquir
*iitg ks latest industry.
Joe Conger, Jr., chairman of the Water Re
sources Committee of the Chamber of Com
*faefce, is to be commended upon his efforts
Tn arranging for the program to be explained
mmd the County Commissioners are to be cem
jdfmested for their quick actios in approving
the project which can he of incalculable worth
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Heard & Seen
J. Clarence Leary was sworn in as a County j
Commissioner Monday to succeed Gilliam Wood,
who resigned following his appointment to the
State Highway Commission. Clarence was
‘•initiated” by an extra long meeting the first
time he served. Usually the Commissioners
wind up their business before 1 o’clock but
Monday’s session carried over until about 3:30
in the afternoon. The “initiation” was nothing
new for Clarence, however, for he had for many
years served as a Town Councilman and that
gang need not be surprised to remain in session
until the wee sma’ hours—which they have often
done while Clarence was a member. Tuesday
night's meeting of the Councilmen, however,
was sort of an exception, for they wound up the
month’s business by about 10:30 o’clock time
enough for the whole gang to go to Mayor John
Mitchener’s drug store and make a wholesale
raid on" his ice cream supply. Anyway, an oc
casional relatively short meeting is very wel
come as it was Tuesday night.
Mrs. Jimmy Manning stepped in the office the
other day. “Now I’ve seen everything,” she said
as she referred to seeing a prominent Edenton
man parading around in Bermuda shorts. Now
I’ll not be surprised to next see Wilborne Har
rell and Bufflap blooming forth in shorts.”
Well, Wilborne can talk for himself, but when
I look at the shape of some of the legs of those
wearing shorts, I figure mine would not lend to
any improvement to the “scenery. ’ But even
Josiah Elliott donned a pair of shorts the other
night. He came across a pair which was given
to him seven years ago but he never wore ’em.
However, on one of the hot nights last week he
mustered up enough nerve to crawl into em,
but got no further than his back yard. And in
fact he did not tarry in the back yard very long
for, he says, the pesky mosquitoes tried to carry
off what legs he has. Anybody want to buy a
pair of shorts cheap? See Josiah!
John Harney, an Edenton boy, this week
passed the State Bar examination and plans to
hang up his shingle in Charlotte. It will be in
teresting to know that one of the questions in
his exam was:
On July 1, 1961, Joseph Hewes VII, a descend
ant of Joseph Hewes, one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence, died testate. He
left a large plantation in Chowan County, North
Carolina, upon which his distinguished ancestor
had lived and died, and also personal property
of the value of SIOO,OOO. The only dispositive
provision in his will bearing date December 25,
1959, reads as follows:
“2. I give all of my property of every kind
whatsoever, real, personal and mixed, and where
soever situated, unto my wife, Mary Hewes, ab
solutely and in fee simple.”
Mary Hewes died several days before her hus
band passed aWay. Their marriage had not been
blessed with issue. John Doe. the son of Mary
, by a former marriage, and Jack Hewes, a brother
of Joseph Hewes VII, survived both of them, and
were the only survivors.
What rights of inheritance do John Doe and
Jack Hewes have in the estate of Joseph Hewes
VII? Give reasons.
Chowan County Commissioners, and especi
ally Chairman Winks Bond, had sort of a hard
time keeping their minds on their business on
Monday. (Maybe that's why they had to extend
the meeting into the afternoon). The reason was
that a group of John A. Holmes High School
majorettes, all diked out in shorts, were prac
ticing out on the Court House Green directly
in front of the doorway. It was also hard for
a newspaper reporter to keep his mind of his
And speaking about the majorettes, that gang
of girls have been meeting almost daily recent
ly—and in sweltering weather —getting ready
for the football season. If interest and effort
count for anything, the majorettes department
should be ready for some first class entertain-
I ment when the gridiron season opens. Too bad,
though, that they cannot can some of the recent
heat, for it would come in mighty handy some
of those cold nights when even hot coffee doesn’t
help a whole lot in keeping the press box gang
Edenton Jaycees will stage another Go-Kart
race Sunday afiernoon at 2 o’clock on the track
at the base. Five races are scheduled for the
afternoon and the Jaycees predict even more ex
citing and thrilling races than the one held two
weeks age. Town Councilman made such a poor
showing at the initial race that they have not
been invited to participate, but I have a speejal
invitation from Bill Easterlng to attend.
J. Lynn Perry dropped in the office the other
day. At first I thought he was getting ready to
pass out a cigar. (They’re usually all smiles
when “paying off” for an addititon to the fam
ily). But J. Lynn w.as all smiles because he
was showing a beautiful Benrus wrist watch he
had wone over at the Northeastern Milling Com
pany. It is a beauty so no wonder he was all
smiles. “It’s the first thing I ever won,” he
Mrs. William P. Bishop, a Herald subscriber
who lives in Lawrenceville, Va., sent in her sub
scription renewal and had this to say: “ I read
many names in the paper I do not recognize af
ter being away from Edenton for about 20 years.
But there are many I do know and it is good to
read of the home town news.” Yep, there are
a lot of new faces in Edenton since Mrs. Bishop
left the old town, and if she pays a visit she’ll
soon find out.
The Methodist Men’s Club will stage a pickled
herring and herring roe supper at Sandy Point
Beach Friday night beginning at 6:30 o’cleok.
The supper will be free to members of the con
gregation and thoir families. Me and my
THE CHOWAN HERALD. EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AU6U6T id I8»L
20 YEARS ACT
Continued from Pago 1. Section 1
confident that the 17 counttee so
embraced and concentrating their
collections in Edettton would to
tal 2Q.MO or 25.V06 pounds of
discarded aluminum. The alum
inum was needed by * h « gov
ernment for making parts for
Operators of filling stations in
Edenton unanimously supported
an appeal from the gores asnent
to help curtail consumption of
gasoline by selling gosottne only
between 7 A. M.. and 7 f, M,
Chowan County Comsnfssfam
ers voted to refrain from ad
vertising in special edltionß of
newspapers and instead to ap
propriate what has boon .spf
aside for use in securing attrac-’
tide pamphlets or booklets
which would advertise the coun-,
ty at a' whole. •
Members of the Edenton High
School Band left for a week's
stay at Bay View on the Pern*
Chowan County Commission
er* agreed to make some im
provements to the Court House.
Recommendations included re
pairing the floor in the panel
room, washing the 1 paneling- re
pairing she old fire place, point
ing up brick work in the chim
ney. repairing the coiling, plac
ing a lock on the panel room
door and providing janitor ser
A special election was hold at
L. W. Belch's store at Center
Hill to elect three commission
ers whose duty it t»s to em
ploy experts to make a surrey
of Bear Swamp in order to pro
vide proper drainage. The com
missioners elected were Dr. T. P.
Brinn end Archie Lano of Per
quimans County and L. W. Belch
for Chowan County.
New Game Biologist
Locates In Edenton
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ogy at Conway High School.
Burdick was to have accom
panied a professional water ski
ing team to Europe this sum
mer before beginning employ-
TARTAR REDUCED BY SALT
in OLAG Tooth Porto. At all
drm, Stores. , . -
WILL HAVE VACANCY FOR
three children in licensed home
after August 1. Phone 3068.
WANTED AT ONCE—Rawleigh
Dealer in Chowan County.
Write Rawleigh’s, Dept. NCH
-210-3, Richmond, Va.
FOR RENT TWO HOUSES,
two bedrooms each. $45 per
monfh. Phone 3218.
FOR SALE NORGE OIL
heater, 150 gallon tank on
stand; Westinghouse electric
stove and refrigerator; Dexter
wringer-type washing machine;
25-inch lawn mower; 5-pieoe
chrome dinette suite. All in
good condition. Contact or
write James I.' Maxwell, Box
416, Leigh Street, Westover
FOR SALE FIVE PUREBRED
Hampshire boar pigs. Ready
for service. Contact Lloyd
Evans, Hertford, Route I.'
WYNN'S HOME STUDIO
Call 3*lo. Jain A. Wynn, Jr.
FOR SALE—M;-TON FORD V-8
pickup. Less than 25,000
miles. R. C. Privott, phone
3919, Edenton. Up
FOR SALE MRS. CLYDE
BERRY’S homeplaee, near the
Macedonia section about 5
miles from Edenton. Ten
acres, about three acres clear
ed. Contact Mrs. Clyde Berry,
213 S. Tilleiy Street, Rocky
Mount, N. C., or phone Rocky
Mount GI 2-3906.
FOR SALE —J. B. PHOTO EN
larger, with Hex FrB.B Three
Elements Anaatjgmat Lens.
F/stops down to F:22. Ac
cepts negatives (ten 99MM to
3V«x4V4 indies, like new. In-|
struct ions included, Price $35.|
OeH MM, Wynn's Heme «o-|
dio. Me I
BULLDOZER WORK LAND 8
clearing and dirt periling I
Phene JAM, Clarence Lupton. |
FOR SALE—GOOD USED GAS I
• i ? r '\ ~ f , . •
ment with the Wildlife .‘Com
mission, but a broken hand as a
result of a baseball game left
him off the State Department
selected list of leading skiers!
During summers in college the
biologist worked for the U. S.
Forest Service in Oregon, and 1
spent one summer at James 'Bay, 1
Canada, as a Wildlife Commis- 1
sion representative on a team of '
waterfowl biologists banding
Canada geese and ’other water
fowl on their nesting grounds.
New Pastor At
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, Theological Seminary, Louisville,
Kentucky. While attending sem
t inary he worked with the Tem
, perance League of Kentucky,
6 speaking in approximately 150
; churches in Kentucky.
' Mrs. Rollins is -the former Ger
trude Hodge of Rutherfordton,
‘N. C. She is a daughter of the
late Rev. Dewey W. Hodge and
' Mrs. Julia Hodge. The couple
have three sons, Keith 14, Mil
lard 8, and Michael 3.
; Bailey Speaker At
[ Meeting Os Legion
Ed Bond Post No. 40 of the
• American Legion will meet
■ Tuesday night, August 15, at 8
• o’clock. A feature of the meet
i ing will be an address by Buell
• Bailey, manager of the local
unemployment office. Mr. Bai
: ley will present a report on com
r munity affairs, and Commander
■ Robert Powell is very anxious to
• have a large turnout of mem
i Members of the Edenton Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce and
their wives will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 6 o’clock at Sandy
Point Beach. The Jaycees will
serve a hamburger roast, after
which bathing and dancing will
President Bill Easterling urg
. es every Jaycee and his wife to
. attend and enjoy what is ex
. pected to be a very enjoyable
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' FOR SALE—I9S4 OLDSMOBILE
1 in excellent condition. Call
[ FOR SALE l7 ACRES* OF
. woodland in Tynch Town on
River Road. Ten acres of
: land in Third Township, Cho
wan County. About 8 acres
1 cleared with frame dwelling
near Cannon’s Ferry. Will
sell cheap for quick sale.
Phone Hertford 2221.
FOR SALE—ELECTRIC STOVE
r and refrigerator in good con
dition. Will sell cheap. Call
c 3472, Edenton. Jultfc
- FOR RENT —FOUR-BEDROOM
1 cottage on "ocean -side at Nags
c Head. Call Robert C. Powell,
r Phone 2523 day or 3581 at
; night. Julyl3tfc
\ FOB QUICK AND EXPERT
service on your radio and
( phonograph, call the Grinin
Musicenter, phone 2528. W«
carry a complete line d
, WATCH REPAIRING JEWEL
ry repairing and engraving . ..
, Prompt service. Ross Jewelers
Phone 3525. tic
PICTURE FRAMING—FOR THI
best in custom ».'cture framing
see John R. Lewis at the Eden
ton Furniture Company. Com
plete line of moulding to choow
PAINTING & PAPER HANGING
! at reasonable prices; clean
. work,' Free estimates. Chas.
P. Morgan, phone 2486.
, FOR SALE OR RENT—2 AND
3-bedroom houses on mail and
school bos route. Two miles
1 from Edenton. Anply L. E.
1 Francis, Route 3, Edenton.
Phone 3472. Mar9tfc
M. G. BROWN COMPANY NOW
buying logs and tracts of
timber. Highest market prices
paid. Rhode 3610, Edenton.
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Chowan County. Farm Bureau j
kicked off its 1961-62 member
ship drive when notices of re
newal were sent out to mem
bers. To make the renewals
very little trouble the notices
were accompanied by a self
addressed and stamped envelope,
so that ■ members are requested
to send in their renewals at
The board of directors met 1
Tuesday night for mapping the|
canvassing for the drive on a
county-wide basis, which will
begin Monday, August 21. Mem
bers of the canvassing commit
tee will be published in The
Herald next week. <
Red Cross Treasurer
John Shackelford, Chairman
of the Chowan County Chapter
of the American Red Cross, an
nounced Tuesday that Caswell |
Edmundson has been appointed
treasurer of the' chapter.
Mr. Edmundson succeeds Al
len Harless, who recently re
New Minister At
Hugh S. Evans was ordained
to the Presbyterian ministry on
Sunday and was installed as pas
tor of the Edenton Presbyterian
A commission of Albemarle
Presbytery conducted the ser
vice in the church at the even
ing worship hour with the Rev.
George Heat, pastor of Cann
Memorial Presbyterian Church
in Elizabeth City officiating.
The new pastor was recently
graduated from Union Theologi
cal Seminary, Richmond, Va. He
(I gft for Mege ad Carter
Look, the fall stars have appeared . ..
■ the brightest, most beautiful stars
in the fashion firmament. It’s a
"flUl Mm galaxy of the newest knits,
■f Km wonderfully styled in cosmic colors,
WkSST IV x versatile and easy to wear
anywhere on earth!
Let them shine
on you this fall!
tMk ft ML ' i y
The costume look so big for fall. jj
Two piece knit ensemble featuring IV
Chanel-type jacket with pocket in- jIV
terest over classic dress. mg
The waistline skims past the waist 3M A. |||l
and stops around the hips in this //J 1
two piece outfit with a casual air. f
Swingy pleats style the skirt.
SWEATERS & SKIRTS Jf
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lv y a* JUk jrm
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, a EDCMffiK, |L4E» 1 w W, • * , ;■
is the um Os the late fir. John
E. Evans and Mrs. Evans of
Wilmingfon. , ■ ,
■ Prior to his training for \ the
(ministry, he was graduated from
Davidson College, served in Ko
, rea with the U. S. Army and
worked several years in the in
surance business. He is married
to the former Jean Bennett.
They have two children.
Dr. W. M. Busey
At Colorado State
Edenton friends will be inter
ested to learn that Dr. W. M.
j Busey, has received a scholar
ship to further studies in vet
Dr. Busey was one of three
veterinarians in the country
awarded a three-year National
Institute of Health scholarship
at Colorado State University.
Dr. Busey has been associated
with the local veterinary diag
nostic laboratory on Paradise
Road for about a year. Before
. coming to Edenton he was sta
tion veterinarian at N. C. State
College. He plans to leave
Edenton August 18 to begin his
studies in September.
Paul Twiddy Finishes
Course In Drafting
At Fort Bel voir, Va.
Army Pvt. Paul W. Twiddy,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George S.
Twiddy of Edenton, completed
the 8-week construction drafting
course at The Engineer School,
Fort Belvoir, Va., July 21.
Twiddy was trained to lay out
and present various views of
! objects to scale as working plans
for such items as bridges, air
fields, buildings and machines.
He entered the Army in March
i of this year and received basic
i training at Fort Jackson, S. C.
Twiddy is a 1959 graduate of
■ John A. Holmes High School
■ and attended North Carolina
> State College.
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Lions * 20 16 .065 >
Jaycees - _..16 20 .444 #
Corvairs 16 20 .444
TOP TEN BATTERS
(Based on 60 Time* at Bad)
AB H Prt|
Mike Overton 62 33 .932
Wesley Chesson 96 49 ,310 _
Quinton Goodwin....Bo 36 , .450
Ronnie Harrell 92 41 ,446
Rusty Bootwright....73 32 .438
Troy Bailey 102 38 .373
Rudy Tolley 106 38 .358
Curt Leary 94 33 .345
Danny Hassell 67 23 .343
Buddy White !85 28 .329
SOFTBALL STANDING >
W L Ppt.
Varsity 11 6 .847
Red Men 10 7 .588
P & Q 8 9 .470
Jaycees 5 ' 12’ ,2&4
ROTARIANS MEET TODAY
Edenton’s Rotary Club Will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon
at 1 o’clock in the Parish House.
The program will be in
of Keith Reeve and President
Dick Atkinson, who boasts • a
100% meeting last week, urges
every Rotarian to again be
present or make up a meethig.\
TAX COLLECTIONS DOWN
Sheriff Earl Goodwin reports
that tax collections lagged dur
ing July with only $2,075.75
coming into the county hopper.
Os this amount $756.88 was for
1960 taxes and the remainder
back as far as 1951.
The balance of uncollected
taxes for the period from 1951
to 1960 is $68,300.84.
The sheriff also collected pick
up taxes for the .year 1950 in
the amount of $121.52.
Self-love is a cup without any
bottom; you might pour all the
great lakes into it.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes.