Over 2,300 Acres Land Boy Scout Sen
At Former Edenton Base B
Sold At Auction Mardil6 , -
Auctioneers From Ma
con, Ga., Will Con* |
4uct Sale at Edenton
Information was received by
th* Edenton Chamber of Com- 1
morce late last week that more
than 2,300 acres of surplus gov
ernment property at the former l
Edenton Naval Auxiliary Air
Station will be sold art auction
Friday, March 16, at the Menton j
armory. The information was
received by T. Lynn Davis,
president of T. Lynn Davis Real
ty and Auction Company of Ma
con,. Ga., which has the con
tract to conduct the auction.
Brochures of the sale are now
in the course of preparation and
it will be widely advertised east
of the Mississippi River, Mr.
Davis stated. The area will be
divided into 13 tracts, some of
which will contain buildings.
The Naval Air Station, which
included 3,280 acres, was valued
at over sl7 million when in op
eration. It was deactivated in
October 1958 and was declared
surplus property by the govern
ment in 1959.
Che airport facilities at the
base were acquired by the Town
of Edenton from the General
Services Administration in Feb
ruary 1961. The 812 acres turn
ed over to the town included in
addition to the airport facilities
an administration building, fire j
station and miscellaneous build-!
ings. Other properties deeded'
to the town were 23 acres for a
sewage disposal plant and 33
acres for a land fill -garbage
The town and the industrial!
committee of the Ed up ton Cham- (
ber of Gfintwcwa j,
closely to obtain industries to!
locate at the base. The first j
industry to locate on 150 acres
leased from the town is the U. S.;
Lumber Co., which is expected
to be in operation in four
Joe Conger, Jr., president of]
the Chamber of Commerce, said
the sale should attract industrial
bidders because the property is
conveniently located to water, 1
railroad, highways and airport,
20 Years Ago]
As Found In Tho Files Os \
Ths Chowan Herald }
Mayor J. H. McMullan issued
■ proclamation calling upon all
parsons, firms and corporations
engaged in industry or com
merce in the Town of Edenton
to volunteer their wholehearted
cooperation in observing day
light saving time.
As the result of round and
square dancing in the Edenton
armory, slls was raised for the
March of Dimes.
Members of the Parent-Teach- ]
er Association went an record |
as favoring consolidation of a
garden project with Chowan
High School. •
Members of fit# local Advisory
Council appointed by Governor
J. M. Broughton were installed.
Those installed were Mayor J.
H. McMullan, Mrs. Charles T.
Hollowell and J. Edwin Buff Mp.
representing the public; J. W.
Davis and Ralph Parrish repre-
Confimtod on Page 5. iftneHcm I
Tm(o Unique Basketball Games
At Chowaii High Tuesday Night
Very unique basketball fames
are being sponsored by. the Cen- ;
ter Hill-Cross Roads t/re De- 1
partmqint which are Scheduled
to be played Tuesday night,
February 13, Jp. Chowan
High JSchool. gy innas him. Two
be played the first
one tfeginning .at 7:30 o’clock,
one a; girls’ game and the other
a nuhs game.
The men's tetbns will be
knowa as Sloping
-Leans? and “ClUnjsy ■***’. The
THE CHOWAN HERALD
’Carroll Bass Wins
Contest At Chowan
Awarded World Peace
Key and Trip to
Carroll Bass, 17-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Bass,
I Route 1. was winner in a “High
School World Peace Study and
Speaking Program” held Wed
nesday afternoon, January 31, at
Chowan High School. The con
test was sponsored by the Amer- 1
kan history class, of which Mrs.
Earl B. Edwards is teacher, j
Young Bass is a grandson of,
Mrs. Bessie V. Bass of Edenton. |
The topic for discussion was
“The Achievements and Pros- j
pects of the United Nations.” i
Seven speakers took part in the
contest, including Carroll Bass,'
! Judy, Haste, Betty Lou Hugo,
Susan Evans, Jimmy Allred,
Frances Jordan' and Frances
The winner received a gold J
“World Peace” key presented by ]
the school and will have an ex
pense-free trip in April to Unit- ’
ed Nations in New York and to
Washington, D. C.
R. H. Copeland, principal, ser
ved as chairman of the program 1
and W. J. Taylor, Superintend-
1 ent of Chowan County Schools, i
(■congratulated the speakers and!
'presented the medal.
Judges were the Rev. Murray ;
DeHart, Miss Mildred Pate, the
Rev. Hugh Evans and Julien
, Contract Is Let For j
r Additions Ai Uhowatt
Ross Inglis, secretary of Eden
. ton Construction Company, has j
] reported that on January 24, his |
company was awarded the con-j
tract by the Chowan County |
i board of Education for additions |
I to Chowan High School, amount
' ing to $56,330.
Work began immediately on i
the one-story brick and block
' structure, and should be com
pleted by less than 200 calendar
days. It will consist of two
classrooms, a kitchen and dining
room, providing 8,300 square
feet of additional floor space.
Robert Ferguson, AIA, of Kin
stan, N. C., is the architect.
Dr. James Tucker
Speaker For ECC
The newly formed Edenton
Chapter of The East Carolina
College Alumni Association met
Thursday night, February 1, at
the Edenton Restaurant.
Dr. James Tucker, dean of]
student affairs at East Carolina
1 College, was the guest speaker.
] His topic was “Progress at East
| Carolina.” Dr. Tucker urged all
alumni present to impress uponj
students interested in attending,
East Carolina to register now. [
There will be many turned away :
next year because of lack of ;
dormitory space and housing. I
The Edenton Chapter meets'
four nights during the year.,
President Paul Stanton urges all j
East Carolina Alumni to join the j
association and participate in '
the quarterly meetings. ]
Leary of Leary Bros. Storage
’ Company, County School Super
intendent W. J. Taylor, H. O.
West of the ASC office, County
Agent C. W. Overman and W.
E. Bond, chairman of the Coun
ty Commissioners, 1 *
The “Clumsy * Fats” ? will in
clude Dick Schuman of radio
station WCDJ, Chief of Police
Leo LaVoie, Tom As bit 11 of the
Fire Department," Dick Atkinson
of Peoples Bank & Trust Com
pany and Elliott Belch of Belch’s
Truck Line. - #
The starting lineup for the
‘Tast Stepping Leans” for the
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 8, 1%*2,
> Parents, Leaders and
Sponsors Invited to
In keeping with the annual
| observance of Scout Week, a
‘ special Scout service will be
held at the Edenton Methodist
Church next Sunday, February
; 11, at 11 o’clock. The message,
] which will be based upon the
moral and spiritual principles of
Scoutcraft, will be delivered by
the Rev. V. T. Crawford, pastor
of the church. In commenting
upon the service that has been
arranged honoring the Boy
; Scouts and their work, Mr.
Crawford said; “It has been
my privilege to assist in Scout
; work in various ways, and to j
] conduct religious services in |
j connection with Scout Week a ]
' number of times in different
I places. Such work has been
j done with an increasing sense
. of the tremendous value of Boy
, Scout work in the world of • to
An appropriate musical pro- j
gram has been arranged for the I
| service Sunday. Sectional seat- 1
! ing arrangement for the Scout
i groups will be provided.
The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts,
’their parents, sponsors and lead
ers, are cordially invited to this
service. An invitation is also
extended to other persons
i who may desire to attend. The
service will begin promptly at
j 11 o’clock.
;Sgt. Aubrey Keeter
i Outstanding Student
At Goodfellow AFBj
Technical Sergeant Aubrey C. [
! Keeter, son of C. N. Keeter,
I Route 3, Edenton, has been se-
■“■Outstanding Student of
1 the Month at Coodfellow AFB,
! Sergeant Keeter, a United
j States Air Force ground radio
' repairman, was presented a let
! ter of recognition from Colonel
' John P. Shean, director of tech
nical training, in a ceremony at
Sergeant Keeter and his wife,
the former Dolores M. Woodley
of Route No. 1, Creswell, have
two children, Melanie and Ken.
For Chowan PTA
Chowan High School Parent-,
Teacher Association met Thurs- •
day night in the high school au
ditorium when 84 were present.
A most impressive devotional
was given by Mrs. Ralph Har
rell, wife of the Rev. Ralph Har
rell. Both are missionaries from
Africa and plan to return in
April after spending six months
I Mrs. Jack Leary, program
chairman, recognized J. W. Da- 1
vis, chairman of the Chowan
County Cancer Unit, who ex
plained the cancer funds avail
able to the county and their use.
' Following comments by Mr.
! Davis a most interesting movie
]on cancer, “Living Insurance,”
' was shown.
1 Miss Jane DuLaney
, In Play At Converse
j Miss Jane DuLaney of Eden-
I ton will be seen in “The Gondo
i liers” to be presented by the
.Converse College Opera Work
ship at Spartanburg, S. C., Sat
urday, February 10.
This will be the second Opera
Workshop production of the sea
j son under the direction of John
Richards McCrae, Henry Janice, j
and Gcrhardt Michael of the
Converse School of Music farul
ty. The-orchestra Will be com
prised of members of the Spar
The performance is being
sponsored by the Junior League
of Spartanburg and will be held
at 3:00 P. M., at Twichell Audi
torium on the Converse College
Miss DuLaney is cast as Fia
melta in the two-act Gilbert and
Sullivan light opera. A -sopho
more in Converse’s School of
Music, she is the daughter of j
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. DuLaney of I
Speaks In Edenton Tonight Ij
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T. COLEMAN ANDREWS, JR.
Highlighting a barbecue supper tonight (Thursday) at 7 o'c’ofck
in the Edenton Armory will be an address by T. Coleman Andrews,
Jr., lormer U. S. Internal Revenue Commissioner and Independent
candidate for President of the United States in 1956. The affair is
sponsored by the local Committee For an Informed Electorate.
Meeting Called For Feb. 13 To
Consider Adult Education Class
Al John A. Holmes High School
Cecil Fry, principal of John
A. Holmes High School, an
nounces that an organizational
meeting will, be held on Tins-.,
day night, February 13, at 7:30 ■
o’clock for the purpose of start- j
ing adult education classes for;
the second semester.
Any one interested in taking i
courses in bookkeeping, short
hand, art, or French, are re-1
quested to meet at this time in]
the lunchroom of the high;
The courses will last for 12
weeks, and the cost of the |
course will be $12.00, or $l,OOl
per session, if as many as ten
sign up for any one course.
However, if fewer than 10 sign
up, the cost will vary, and the
difference be divided among the
number of persons in the class.
Andrews Speaker |
At Rotary Meeting!
Edcnton’s Rotary Club will
meet this (Thursday) afternoon
at 1 o’clock at the Parish House.
A feature of the meeting will be 1
an address by T. Coleman An
drews, who was the Indepcnd-1
ent candidate for President of
the United States in 1956.
Mr. Andrews is very well in- ]
formed on government activi-1
tics and taxes and is active in ]
many fields of human endeavor.
President Richard Atkinson is
very anxious to have every Ro
25 JAILED IN JANUARY
Jailer Bertram Byrum reports,
that during January 25 persons!
were placed in the Chowan ]
County Jail with confinements:
ranging from one to 31 days.]
The expense amounted to $312.48
which included jail and turnkey
fees and soap.
NAACP Requests Adequate
Police Protection For Pickets
Following picketing of Taylor
Theatre Saturday night and sub
sequent arrest and placing in
jail for a short time of Golden
Frinks, local supervisor of the
NAACP, a group of colored peo
ple met with J. Edwin Bufflap,
Mayor pro torn, in the absence
of Mayor John Mitchcncr Tues
The delegation consisted of
Charles McLean of Winston-
Salem, field secretary for the
I NAACP; Dorothy F. Cotton of,
I Atlanta, educational director of j
the Southern Christian- Leader-
The classes will begin on Feb-]
ruary 13th if enough persons are ]
available for a class to becin. I
Otherwise, it will begin on Feb
ruary 201 h at 8:00 P. M. Class
■ cs are two hours in length, end
j ing at 10:00 P. M.
j' Typing classes are already in
: progress at the high school.
i Mrs. Edna Reaves, home eco- j
nomics teacher at the school, an
nounces' that she will start an.
] evening class on the above dnlys.!
; Her course will be “clothing
| construction” and is only a six
| weeks course. There is no:
| charge for this course, except for
I what supplies may be needed 1
in the class. Mrs. Reaves states
that she will be able to accom-'
modate only 15 in this class, so
those that are interested in this
course are asked to please re
port in on Tuesday, February 13.
I Bonner Speaker At
i Jaycee Meet Tonight
Edenton’.; Junior Chamber of
Commerce will meet tonight
(Thursday) at 7 o’clock at the.
Edenton Restaurant. A feature
of the meeting will be the se-1
I lection of Chowan County’s most j
: outstanding young farmer of the
] A special feature will be an j
| address by Congressman Herbert
] C. Bonner, who will present tho j
award to the winner of the cov- j
Nominations have been re
ceived for the honor and the
selection made by a secret com
j LIONS MEET MONDAY
j Edenton’s Lions Club will
■ meet Monday night, February
j 12, at 7 o'clock at the Edenton
Restaurant. President John
Mitchener urges a 100 per cent
I ship Conference: John Edwards
[of Durham, youth field secretary
| for the NAACP; Edward Opton,
i Jr., president of the N. C. Con
ference of Youth and College
Chapters of the NAACP; Bruce
Baines, assistant to the president;
the Rev. Clyde Beatty, the Rev.
F. H. LaGarde, Golden Frinks
and N. L. Brinkley.
The group charged that vio
lence was evident at Saturday
night’s picketing and that in
'view of continued picketing in
. Edenton, some assurance was re
quested as to adequate police
Lewis Is Elected
As New President
Os Varsity Club
Group Now Planning
For Annual Sports
Banquet; Date De
pends on Speaker
At a recent meeting of the
Edenton Varsity Club new offi
cers for the year'were elected.
As the result of the election
George Le.wis was chosen presi
dent to succeed Dr. Richard
The other officers for the
year are: Vice president, Paul
Stanton; treasurer, Bill Easter
ling; secretary, Tom Bass.
At the meeting one of the
items of business was discussion
of tentative plans for the Var
sity Club’s annual sports ban-1
quet. The banquet will be held
Sometime between April 30 and
May 10, the exact date depend
ing upon securing an outstand
ing speaker for the event.
Special Events •
Foe Heart Fund
Special events have been plan- j
ned in order to raise money for,
the Heart Fund. Included are'
! February 10 —Balloon sale in ]
| charge of Boy Scouts,
j. February 14 — School Day at j
: Chowan High School. Coin on-;
] vclopes will be distributed j
among the children.
February 17 Tag sale ini
j charge of Asa Dail. j
j February 18—Road block con- j
] ducted by Jaycccs.
t February 24—Confederate Dol- ]
lar Sale, when a Confederate i
■55.00 bill will be exchanged for;
; every SI.OO bill.
| February 25—Business solicita- j
j lions in charge of Oscar Griffin,
i Mrs. Tom Hopkins, East Eden- j
, ton; Mrs. W. H. Hollowell, Jr..
West EcfenTon: coin collectors.
! At DAR Meeting
Eden lon Tea Party Chapter of j
the DAR will meet Wednesday j
afternoon, February 14, at 1
o'clock at the Edenton Restau- j
A feature of the meeting will t
be an address by Mrs. Mary
Leggett Browning, who will use
as her subject “The American]
Indian” as a part, of the observ- j
ance of History Month.
Special guests at the meet- ]
ing will be Good Citizenship]
| Award recipients, Marian Bunch |
■ of John A. Holmes High School ]
and Kay Bunch of Chowan High j
Night February 14
Plans have about been com
pleted for the observance of
j Family Night at the Edenton
! Baptist Church Wednesday even-
I ing. February 14, at 5:45 o’clock.
, This observance will be a
j covered dish supper with all who
j attend expected to bring food.
I Beverages and bread will be
In order to make necessary
preparations, all who plan to at
tend arc asked to so indicate
on the tear sheet in the regular
bulletin and cither place slip in
. the offering plate or send to
Pete Manning 216 West Eden
Street, before Monday, Febru
j Request Os Coroner
! Chowan County Commission
ers at their meeting Monday
morning denied a request pre
j sented by Carroll Boyce, Cho
wan County coroner.
Mr. Boyce requested the Com
missioners to have a statute
modified at the next General
Assembly session for the coroner
to be plated on a monthly sal
ary basis of SIOO per month plus
five cents for mile actual travel
The statute now provides for
the Chowan County coroner to
I receive $5.00 for an inquest over
' a dead body and if necessarily
engaged more than one day, for
j each additional day, $5.00
$2.50 Per Year In North Carolina
Albemarle SCD Is Winner
Os First Prize In Area
For Best 61 Newsletter
J. R. DuLaney To ]
Edenton friends will be inter
ested to learn that J. R. Du-
Laney will sever his connections
with the Edenton Belk-Tyler
stoic Saturday of this week.
Mr. DuLaney has served as man
ager of the store since it locat
ed in Edenton in 1949.
In connection wPh his resig
nation. Mr. DuLaney announced
that he has purchased the Tur
lington Department Store at
Clinton, which he has already
Mrs. DuLaney, a member of
t.hc Edenton school faculty, will
remain in Edenton until the end I
of the present school term, after j
which she will also move to
During his stay here Mr. Du-
Laney has won many friends 1
and has been very active in the
religious, business and civic life
of the community. He is a pa.->t
president of the Edenton Lions
Club and for several years was
treasurer of the Methodist,
Church, as well as chairman of
the official board. Both Mrs.
DuLaney and daughter. Miss
Jane DuLaney, before she left
Edenton to attend college, took
a very active part in church
work, both having been a dis
tinct asset to the Methodist
Plans Progress For
Edenton Jaycce Convention
Club is busily engaged in mak
ing arrangements for their Val
entine dance, which is scheduled
to be held in the Edenton ar
mory Saturday night. February
17 from 9 o’clock until midnight..
Table reservations can be made
by contacting David Ottowav,
Music for the dance will be
furnished bv the Bill James
Combo of Elizabeth City.
Appointments For j
Congressman Herbert C. Bon- '
ner has announced that he had
nominated the following young
men from the First Congression- j
al District to take the exami- '
nation for entrance to the Mer
chant Marine Academy this
Hal Waiter Cohoon, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cohoon. ’
Billy Richard Hurdle, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Hurdle, i
Jerry Lee Nixon, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John L. Nixon. Eden
Charles Jackson Riddick, son!
of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Herman
Julius Roebuck, son of Mrs.
Ida Belle Roebuck. Oak City.
Thomas Myers Smithwiek. Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M.
William Andrew Tolson, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tolson,
T. Coleman Andrews Speaker
Tonight In Edenton Armory
T. Coleman Andrews, Sr., of (
Richmond, a former United
States Internal Revenue Com
missioner and Independent can
didate for the U. S. presidency
m 1956. will speak tonight
(Thursday) at 7 o’clock at the
Edenton armory at a barbecue
An outstanding speaker known
for his opposition to excessive
taxes, the welfare state and
Communism, he will bring a
message on the responsibilities
of the informed citizen in a
free society. He is sponsored |
locally by the Committee for an
Informed Electorate. 1
WITH A CHECKUP
[L. C. Bunch Receives
i Certificate and Cash
Prize In Philadelphia
L. C. Bunch, Chairman of the
Albemarle Soil Conservation Dis
trict. late last week was noti
fied by Clair P. Guess, Jr., man
ager of the association of Soil
Conservation Districts, that the
district had been named first
place winner in Area 2 News
letter Contest for 1901.
A cert i fica .e of recognition
and a SIOO cash prize was a wail
ed and accepted by Mr. Bunch
at the opening of the general
session of the 16th annual con
vention of the National Associa
tion of Soil Conservation Dis
tricts held Monday afternoon of
this week at the Sheraton Hotel
Thi 1 five year old contest is
continued on Page 2—Section 1
] Third Degree Tonight
At Masonic Meeting
J. C. Parks, master of Una
' nirnity Lodge No. 7. A. F. &
A. M., announces that an emer
gent communication of the lodge
will be held tonight (Thurs
day) at 7 o’clock. The purpose
of the meeting is to confer the
, third degree so that Mr. Parks
urges a large attendance.
Benefit Supper At
Advance Feb. 201 h
The Advance Home Demon
stration Club will hold its an
nual benefit supper at the Com-
] munity Building Tuesday night.
February 20. from 6:30 to 7:30
o'clock. Tickets can be secured
from club members or by calling
Mrs. Bristoe Perry or Mr-
YWA Banquet Will
Be Held Feb. 12th
The YWA Assocation will held
a banquet at the Edenton Bap
tist Church Monday night. Feb
ruary 12, at 7 o'clock. Tlic ban
quet starts Focus Week, which
is intended to set the heart and
mind on missions.
j Gibson Family Now
' Living In Edenton
Blair T. Gibson, owner and
, operator of Security Clothing
' Company, located in the Taylor
Building on Broad Street, has
moved his family to Edenton
j and is residing on West Church
' Street. They came to Edenton
from Roanoke Rapids arid con
' sidcred a number of Eastern
(North Carolina towns before
choosing Edenton for their home.
' They are members of the
| Methodist Church and the com
munity as a whole welcome
, them to Edenton.
A sDCcial Boy Scout service
will be held at *he Edenton
Methodist Church Sunday morn
ing, February 11, at 11 o'clock.
T. Coleman Andrews, Sr., In
dependent candidate for Presi
dent of the United Spates, will
speak a* a barbecue suoper to
night (Thursday) at 7 o'clock in
the Edenton armory.
Continued on Page 4, Section 1
j It. W. Schuruan. chairman, in
announcing the appearance, said
that the group is fortunate to
secure a man as well known
and as much in demand as An
drews. A large audience from
Virginia and northeastern North
Carolina Ls expected. Schuman
Tickets for the barbecue sup
per are available for $1.25 from
the chairman, or vice chairman.
Frank Holmes, and at the door.
Andrews was awarded the
Alexander Hamilton Award by
(the U. S. Treasury for outstaud
’ ing service to the federal gov
i coohaiml ob Pago s—Section t