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Volume Xlll.—Number 22.
Emergency Food Drive Will Begin June 13th
nowan County Hospital Site Postponed!
ACTION TAKEN MONDAY AFTERNOON AT'
JOINT MEETING OF GROUPS EMPOWERED
TO HAVE FINAL VOICE AS TO LOCATION
Concerted Opposition to
Hicks Field Presented
Chowan Court House
Filled With Interested
Though it was expected that the
County Commissioners, Town Coun
cil, the Board of Public Works and
doctors would select a hospital site
at a joint meeting Monday after
noon, so much opposition was pre
sented that after a number of in
* forested citizens spoke against the
Hicks Field site, a motion was made
and unanimously passed that action
be deferred for the present. The
motion further provided that the
same hospital trustees be maintain
ed and that before a site is selected !
a vote of the people in the county be j
held in order to secure the sentiment j
for the site proposed.
The basis for the. motion obvious-j
ly hinged upon the recent reports]
that the Edenton Naval Air Station]
will be closed and that there might)
he a possibility of securing a site on)
the base and probably the present j
’■•spital as a nucleus for the pro
posed hospital and the further fact
that even if a site was decided upon,
ouid be impossible to start build- 1
- 'e to inability to secure the ne-1
W. Byrum presided over the j
meeting which attracted enough
people to practically fill the Court j
House. At the outset Marvin Wil
son was asked to present the report j
of the hospital trustees. Mr. Wilson j
stated that after eight proposed sites
had been investigated, the trustees
unanimously agreed to recommend
Hicks Field as the most satisfactory
At the conclusion of Mr. Wilson’s ]
report R. C. Holland read a petition
signed by 127 contributors to the hos- ]
pital fund which strongly opposed the]
Hicks Field site.
Mrs. Richard Elliott followed by
reading a petition signed by 1181
members of the Parent-Teacher As- j
sociation, which also registered dis
approval of Hicks Field.
The .Junior Woman’s Club also had}
a petition signed by all except two of j
its 47 members. This was read by!
Mrs. Nathan Hail, who also added her I
personal reasons for opposing the site
and offering to enlist the aid of the j
organization in soliciting more funds )
to purchase a site if that was the:
principal reason for the apparent de- j
termination to place the hospital on
Hicks Field. Mrs. Bail’s opposition,)
as well as the other petitions, men )
tioned primarily the need for a new!
school building and that Hicks Field!
was the only site obtainable for a
school in Edenton, advancing the ar
gument that a school, playgrounds,
athletic field and the attendant noise
of playing children and athletic games j
were not conducive to a proper at- j
mosphere for a hospital.
W. D. Pruden also read a resolu- |
tion passed by the Edenton school j
trustees at a meeting on May 27
which asked that selection of a hos-)
pital site be deferred until more in- ]
formation can be received about dis
position of the Edenton Naval Air
Station and its hospital.
J. A. Moore, Mrs. Julien Wood,
Mrs. R. P. Badham, Mrs. John Burton
Harrison, Mrs. J. A. Moore and Mrs.
James E. Wood also registered their
personal objections to selecting the
Hicks Field site.
The motion to defer action- was
made by Dr. J. A. Powell and sec
onded by Geddes Potter.
Meeting Os Wildlife
I f "flub Tuesday Night
j y / vid Holton, president of the
■van County Wildlife Club, has
called a meeting of the organization
which will be held next Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock in the Court House.
Mr. Holton expects to have a speaker
from State headquarters for the oc
casion, and besides several very im
portant matters will come up for
discussion, so that he urges every
member of the club to attend.
Those who are not members are
also invited to attend the meeting.
THE CHOWAN HERALD
A HOME NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF CHOWAN COUNTY
Appointed Captain 1
West By rum, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Byrum, has been ap
pointed Captain of the Band in
the Battalion of The McC’allie
School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, i
for next year. Young Byrum, a
student at the school since 1943.
] also received at Commencement
the E. G. Tucker Commercial ' t
j Department Award for excellence
] in typing.
For Series Concerts 1
Enthusiastic Group De
cides to Hold Mem
That enough interest will material-j
| ize to schedule a series of high )
class concerts in Edenton is reflected j
! in the fact that in the neighborhood j
of 50 persons met at the Hotel Jo- j
j seph Hewes Coffee Shop Thursday )
night to hear James Wolfe, organi- j
zation director of the Community;
Concert Service of New York, ex
plain the agreement and answer)
| questions. Those present appeared
j very enthusiastic over the prospect
iof having the concerts, so that it
was decided to conduct a member
ship drive the week of September
23-28. During that week enough
I memberships must be secured to
I guarantee the cost of staging three
j concerts, upon which will depend the
calibre of artists secured. The price
|of memberships will be $5.00, and
| o'llv' •pernlyers. will be allowed to at
| tend the concerts.
A board of directors was chosen
at the meeting consisting of J.
Clarence Leary, Mrs. M. A. Hughes,
) the Rev. D. (’. Crawford. Mrs. C. B.
| Mooney, Jr., Mrs. W. H. Coffield,
1 Mrs. Nathan Dail, Mrs. J. A. Moore,
| Mrs. Epp Debnam, Mrs. James Has
! sell, Mrs. Nick George, Mrs. B. W. |
I Evans and Mrs. E, N. Elliott.
) Officers of the organization are
I J. W. Davis, president; J. H. Conger,
vice president; Mrs. Richard Elliott
and Mrs. James E. Wood, co-chair
men; E. B. Schwarze, secretary; W.
H. Gardner, treasurer; Mrs. R. N.
Hines, appointment chairman; J.
Clarence Leary, transportation chair
man; James E. Wood, publicity
chairman with Miss Lena Jones, Hec
tor Lupton, Irving Leigh and J. Ed
win Bufflap as assistants.
Promise Received For
In response to a recent resolution
sent by the County Commissioners to
A. H. Graham, chairman of the State
s Highway Commission, relative to the
i deplorable condition of some of the
i roads in Chowan County, a letter has
' been received from Mr. Graham stat
. ing that he conferred with Highway
• Commissioner Merrill Evans, who is
■ making every effort to improve con
• ditions on secondary roads and trying
• to increase the amount of road equip
- ment in Chowan County for mainten
ance work. “We are making every
: effort to improve same,” wrote Mr.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 6,1946.
War Memorial For j
Chowan Again Up
| W. W. Byrum Succeeds \
Late D. M. Warren
Appearing before the County Com- j
missioners Monday R. N. Hines and I
John A. Kramer from the Rotary j
Club, requested the Commissioners to i
appoint someone to succeed the late)
D. M. Warren in order to make pos- j
sible the use, if necessary, of funds!
earmarked for erection of a memor
ial in honor of Chowan men and wo- 1
men who served in the armed forces I
during the recent war. Both the Town j
and County, a few years ago, appro- j
priated SSOO each to be used in a
memorial, since which time the mon
ey has been deposited in the Bank of
Edenton. Since Mr. Warren’s jleath,
however, no one has been given au
thority to order the use of the funds
if desired, so that W. W. Byrum was
appointed to succeed Mr. Warren as
chairman of the War Memorial Com
mittee. The other member from the
County Commissioners is A. C. Boyce.
The war memorial idea was insti
gated in the Rotary Club several years
ago by R. N. Hines, and so well was
the idea received at the time that 1
both the Town and County readily
j agreed to contribute toward a ment-.
j orial. Various suggestions as to the
I sort of memorial were advanced at
the time, ranging from a plain plaque
j containing the names of all who ser
) ved in the armed forces to a gymnas
j ium or permanent recreational build- •
Little more has been heard about
the proposed memorial until recent
ly, when it was again brought up in
a Rotary meeting. As the matter now
stands, it is the purpose to withhold
any action until the war ds officially j
! declared over by the President of the
United States and materials become)
Ed Bond Post Enters
Junior Baseball Team
In Legion’s Program
Walter Holton Chosen
To Act as Manager J
Sponsored by Fid Bond Post of the
American Legion, Edenton has en
tered the American Legion junior
baseball competition, being scheduled
to meet teams from Wilson, Raleigh,
Durham, Roanoke Rapids and Ahos
kie. The first game is scheduled to
be played June 11 with Ahoskie in
Walter Holton has agreed to serve
as manager and coach for the Flden
ton team, members of which must be
less than 17 years of age and sons
of Legionnaires to be eligible to play.
The purpose of entering the com
petition is to help provide wholesome
recreation for the boys, as well as
develop material for future Eden-
I ton baseball teams.
Pageant Sunday Night
In Methodist Church
In place of the regular preaching
service in the Methodist Church Sun
day night, a pageant will be present
ed entitled “The Christian Student.”
The occasion is in keeping with the
observance of Methodist Student Day,
and will be presented by young people
of the church. The service will begin
at 8 o’clock and will be in charge of
Mrs. W. C. Moore and Mrs. John
Bunch. The public is cordially in
i ~~ '
Legion Auxiliary Will
Meet Friday Night j
A meeting of the Legion Auxiliary
will be held Friday night at 8 o’clock
at the home of Mrs. R. E. Leary. A
feature of the meeting will be an
address by Mrs. E. K. White, who
will speak on the subject “Veterans’
All members of the Auxiliary, es
pecially the new members, are urged
to be present.
Dr. Wallace S. Griffin
Elected Second Time
President Lions Club
iClub Elects Set of Of-}
ficers at Meeting on
j Dr. Wallace S. Griffin was elected
I president of the Edenton Lions Club
jat Monday night’s meeting, which
I makes the second time he has been
j honored with the presidency, lie
succeeds .]. I'. Partin-. E. B. Schwar
ze was elected first vice president;
J. A. Curran, second vice president;
IM. A. Hughes, third vice president:
| W. J. Taylor, secretary and treasur
er; A. I‘. Hassell, lion tamer and
I Walter Holton, tail twister. Ralph
Banish was elected as a director,
succeeding L. S. Byrum; the other
directors remaining on the board
being R. C. Holland, C. K. Byrum
and Oscar Duncan. Earl Harrell
and W. Jim Daniels were elected as
music director and song leader res
The club also elected delegates to,
the State Convention, which will be;
held in Raleigh June 13, 14 and 15.]
The delegaes are Dr. W. S. Griffin,
Ralph Parrish, L. H. Haskett and
Monday, .July 1, was designated as;
Ladies’ Night and Charter Night,}
at which time the Club’s officers will
Union Vacation Bible
School Begins Two
Weeks Term Monday
Various Groups of Chil
dren Will Meet at
, Three Churches
A union daily vacation Bible school )
will begin Monday morning and con-1
tinue through June 21, classes begin-j
ning each morning, except Saturday)
j and Sunday, at D A. M. and contiuu !
l ing in session until tl A. M.
I Three churches are cooperating, the
: Methodist, Episcopal and I ’reshy •
jterian, with group meeting at each
I church. Children four and five years'
j old will meet at the Presbyterian
Church, while those six, seven and)
eight will meet at the Methodist I
'Church and those over eight at the I
' Parish House. Recreation periods j
will be provided and at the close of j
the school, commencement exercises I
will be held in the Methodist Church j
Friday night, June 21, at 8 o’clock, to }
which the public is invited.
Workers at the various churches
during the school will be as follows: j
Presbyterian- -Mrs. D. C. Craw-)
ford, Jr., Mrs. J. J. Ross and Mrs. R. j
Methodist—Mrs. J. H. Thigpen,}
Mrs. H. F’reo Surratt and Mrs. George
Episcopal—Mrs. J. A. Mitchener,
Sr., Mrs. David Browning and Mrs.
P. G. Perry.
4-H Camp Planned
At Manteo July 8-13
Approximately 115 Chowan Coun- ]
ty 4-H Club members are planning
to attend the 4-H Club Camp for
Chowan and Perquimans County
girls and boys July 8 to 13. The
Camp will be held at the old air base
at Manteo and farm and home agents
from both counties will serve as
The total cost is sll, which in
cludes transportation, room, meals
and a ticket to the “Lost Colony”
pageant. Any boy or girl who de-
I sires to attend the Camp must de-
I posit SI.OO with either Miss Colwell
Jor C. W. Overman before June 22.
Chas. H. Jenkins One
Wake Forest Trustees
State Senator Charles H. Jenkins
was on Monday appointed as a mem
ber of the board of trustees of Wake
Forest College. Mr. Jenkins succeeds
H. W. Early of Windsor.
! VARIOUS CHAIRMEN APPOINTED TO HAVE
CHARGE OF COLLECTING CONTRIBUTIONS
OF CASH AND FOOD TO CURB STARVATION
|Jetting Het UpJ
J. Clarence Leary, president of
\ the Chamber of Commerce, called
| a special meeting of the directors
j of the organization Monday night
for the purpose of enlisting ail
] the aid possible in forestalling
the reported closing of the Eden
ton Naval Air Station.
After a discussion of the situ- }
at ion, Mr. Leary. Marvin Wilson
and .1. 11. Conger were empower
ed to use any legitimate means
in preventing closing of the base, j
being assured of the solid hack
ing of the entire organization.
During the discussion it was
pointed out that the local base is
of considerable military value and
that it is in splendid condition, so
that the committee is working
from several angles.
J. E. Wood Elected
Peanut Men’s Group
W. W. Byrum Elected
As One of 41 Directors
j Os Peanut Council
; At the national convention of the]
! Peanut Council held at Virginia
Beach last week. Janies E. Wood,
secretary-treasurer of the Edenton
Peanut Company, was honored by
being elected president of the Peanut
Council. Another Edenton man, W.
W. Byrum, president of the Albe
marle Peanut Company, was also |
among the 41 elected as directors of
j the Peanut Council,
j Twin programs of advertising and
i research were set up to protect the
! South's s2oll,Ottlt,dOu peanut industry.
! More than 400 peanut farmers, pro- j
cessors and shippers attended the!
' meetings, and heard the keynote ad- '
j dress by Secretary of Agriculture,
j Clinton I’. Anderson.
) Although government price sup-j
I port stands ready to hack up the i
| 1046 and 1047 crops,. Secretary An-]
jd'erson and a host of other govern-;
) ment and industry experts warned '
j the industry of a time when the price )
j of peanuts will depend upon the vvil- •
lingness of the American housewife!
! to buy and pay good prices for pea
j nut butter, peanut confections, salted
j peanuts and other peanut products,
j Better and cheaper peanut products
through research, Secretary Ander- j
(soli said, and increased consumer de
mand through advertising can main-’
' tain peanuts as the South’s fifth lar
gest and perhaps its most profitable !
[crop, provided national income re--j
mains high and farmers exercise
| proper rotation and soil conservation.
A research program with a per
! manent, full-time director was an
nounced at the peanut meetings, to
gether with the institution of a sl,-
000 prize and medal which beginning
next year will be awarded annually
to individuals making outstanding
i contributions to the industry.
Rev. Clayton Crawford
Will Preach Sunday
The Rev. -Clayton 'Crawford will
preach in the new Presbyterian
Church next Sunday morning at 11
o’clock. Mr. Crawford is a brother
of the Rev. D. C. Crawford, pastor
of the church and is now minister of
the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
in Richmond, Va. He will be remem
bered as a former minister of Cann
Memorial Presbyterian Church at
Rev. Mr. Crawford’s Church in
Richmond is in the midst of a $250,-
000 building program, work on which
has already' started,
The public is cordially invited to
attend the service.
Hurley Ward Playing
In West Point Band
Pvt. Joseph Hurley- Ward, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ward, has been
transferred from Camp Lee, Va., to
the United States Military Academy
- at West Point. Young Ward is a
i member of the Military Academy
„ C 3»M U““» =-
ipc.ou Per Year.
Organization Set Up at
Meeting Held Wednes
day of Last Week
ENDS JUNE 16
Collection of Food
At a meeting held Wednesday night
[of. last week, it was decided to be
] gin the Emergency Food Collection
j drive in Chowan County on Thurs
day, June 13, which will he climaxed
|by a house-to-house canvass for
| canned food on Sunday afternoon,
J. 1,. Chestnutt, Chowan County
chairman, met with representatives
fri >m various organizations to.discuss
plans for the drive and appointed
several committees in the hope that
the drive will be successful. Those
] meeting with Mr. Chestnutt were W.
Jinr Daniels representing the Red
Men, A. P, Flassell from the Lions
Club, J. A. Curran from the Masons,
Charles Wales, Jr., from the Rotary
Club, Mrs. Oscar Duncan from the
PTA, Mrs. Robert L. Pratt from the
Legion Auxiliary and Irving Leigh
and J. Edwin Bufflap,
Mr. Chestnutt explained the pur
pose of the drive in providing food
for millions of starving people in
war-affected countries and appointed
| the following committees:
, Collection of food. W. J. Daniels
and A. P. Hassell.
Charles Wales and Mrs. Robert
j Pratt, shipping.
J. A. Curran and Mrs. Oscar Dun
Mrs. Frank Elliott, Irving Leigh
! and J. Edwin Bufflap, publicity.
. During the drive cash contribu
tions will be as acceptable as canned
food, so that the finance committee
will arrange for a solicitation be
tween Thursday and Saturday of
next week. They will enlist the aid
of canvassers, so that as far as pos
sible, every person will have an op
I portunity to make a cash contribu
As a climax to tile drive, the food
j collection committee will make a
house-to-house canvass Sunday af
ternoon. June 16, at 2 o’clock, when
} those who desire to contribute canned
| food are requested to place it on the
front porch where it can be easily
} seen and collected, They will call
'for volunteers with cars to canvass
every Street in town. This commit
tee has also placed receptacles in
every grocery store in the hope that
purchasers of groceries buy an ex
! tra can or so and deposit it for col
: lect ion in the drive.
Mr. Chestnutt emphasized the im
j portance of helping to feed the starv
ing peoples of the world and called
for another meeting to be held next
[Wednesday night to complete final
[ plans for the drive.
' In the rural section the drive has
been in progress for some time
through the home demonstration
clubs, but it will be continued until
the drive ends on Sunday, June 16.
Over olio cans of food have been con
tributed thus far and Miss Rebecca
Colwell, home agent, hopes many
more cans will be donated for the
Miss Mildred Ward
Returns Home From
Tour Overseas Duty
Miss Mildred Ward, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ward, returned
home Sunday on leave after com
pleting a tour of duty in the Med
iterranean and Pacific. Miss Ward
was a Red Cross hospital secretary
until the war ended, aftter which she
was assigned to Camp serivee.
She was stationed in the Guam-
Saipan area when she was granted
her leave and intends to rest after
her strenuous assignment and tire
some journey home, which because of
the railroad strike and other handi
caps, required 15 days to come from
the West Coast.
GRADUATES AT FAIRFAX HALL
Miss Ruth Byrum, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. S. Byrum, was graduated
from Fairfax Hail, Waynesboro, Va.,
on June 2nd. Miss Byrum, who took
a liberal arts course, was president of
the Athletic Association, vice presi
dent of the Spanish Club and was
maid of honor in the court of the May