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Plume XlV —Number 52.
flx Listing Time
Begins In January;
ax Supervisor McMul
lan Urges Listing
Early In Month
P. S. McMullan, Chowan County
ix Supervisor, calls attention to
e filing of property for taxes, which
lUt be done during the month of
auary. Emphasis is also placed on
e fact that a 1947 crop report must
i made, and while the tax listers are
(mired to make the records, farm
MM or tenants must furnish the
omr Those listing for taxes must
ii inform the tax listers if they
i»e sold or bought any property
tpiing the year.
Pftx listers have been appointed
apst Township—Mrs. P. S. Mc-
Second Township—Paul Ober.
Third Township—T. A. Berryman.
Fourth Township—C. W. Parker.
Mr. McMullan, as well as the tax'
ters, urges the listing of taxes as
rly as possible in January in order
avoid the ruch near the end of the
mth. A penalty is provided for
ose who fail, to list during January.
hree Edenton Aces
In All-Star Groups
ussell Wheeler, George
And A1 Habit Chosen
Three Edenton High School foot
-11 players have been chosen on two
fctem „ North Carolina all-star
ections, made by various coaches
il sports writers. The three Aces,
Wed for their outstanding perform
-6e this season, are A1 Habit, Rus
-1 Wheeler and George Habit.
Sgiard A1 Habit was picked from
Sis in the three eastern conferences
the State. He, together with Coach
I Lindsay, attended a banquet in
nor of the all-conference team held
Williamston Saturday afternoon.
Sussell Wheeler and George Habit
re chosen on the all-Northeastern
nference team. Wheeler was the
irk plug of the Aces’ running at
k this season, while Habit was
standing in his line defensive play,
th boys, together with Coaches
x Lindsay and Nick George, will
end a banquet in Washington Sat
lay, January 10, when the boys
ected from the conference teams
1 be honored.
ienton Teams Defeat
Two Hertford Outfits
n a thrilling basketball game play
in the armory Tlnfrsday night,
i Edenton Aces managed to turn
:k the Hertford Indians 36-31. The
[tors staged a rally in the final
iod, but fell short as the game
ted. The same evening the Eden-
Junior team defeated the Hert
!w in a hard-fought game
>it was leading scorer for
ith 10 points, followed by
ritft 8. Tucker with 13
i *wedit, led the 'visitors,
anior game Earl Goodwin
sorer with 10 points, while
ft was high for
r and -the girts’ team will
fell-star teams in the* ar- i
iday night beginning at
the regular schedule of
e resumed January 6.
Os; Wreck Charges
ames T. Gibbs, who was charged I
l manslaughter, reckless driving ;
driving under the influence of
or in connection with a collision (
lis station wagon and one of the
niton fire trucks on the morning
[November 27, was acquitted in
[order’s Court Friday morning,
[ge Marvin Wilson allowed a non- 1
kon the charge of drunken driving, *
[le Gibbs was acquitted on the ]
peas driving charge and no pro- !
Be cause was found in the man
Bobs’ station wagon was involved 1
K truck over- :
r Smith and ]
unable to be .]
THE CHOWAN HERALD
HERE’S A GREAT BIG
WISH FOR YDU
you for yotrr thoughtful friend
ships. May all the joys of a
THE HERALD PUBLISHERS
LH.S. Listed For 14
First Home Game Will
Be Played January 13
With New Bern
Fred B. Pendleton of Washington,
N. C., has released the schedule of
basketball games in the Northeastern
Athletic Conference, which will begin
January 6. According to the schedule,
the Edenton Aces will play 14 con
ference games, the first of which will
be with Washington on January 6 on
the latter’s court.
Each team in the conference will
play each other twice, with the final
curtain to be brought down March 4,
5 and 6 at East Carolina Teachers
College in Greenville when the an
nual conference tournament will be
Conference games scheduled for
the Aces are as follows:
January 6—Edenton at Washing
January 9—£denton at Greenville.
January 13—New Bern at Edenton.
January 16—Kinston at Edenton.
January 23—Edenton at Roanoke
January 27—Roanoke Rapids at
February B—Tarboro at Edenton.
February 6—Edenton at Elizabeth
February 10—Edenton at Tarboro.
February 13—Washington at Eden
February 17—Greenville at Eden
February 20—Elizabeth City at
February 23—Edenton at Kinston.
February 27—Edenton at New
Cub Scout Pack Enjoys
Christmas Party Friday
Edenton’a Cub Scouts enjoyed a
very delightful Christinas party held
at the Presbyterian Church Friday
night under tjie direction of Cubmas
ter C. M. Spefght. Christmas carols
were sung, led by Mrs. C. W. Over
man and gifts were given by the Cub
Scouts to parents, and the Cubs in
turn were given presents and ex
changed gifts among themselves. ,
Mrs. Albert Byrum and Mrs. Over
man are den mothers and they, toe,
received gifts from members of the
Cub Scout trooo. i
Parents thanked Mr. Speight and
the den mothers for their unselfish
work during the year, and they were
given a rising vote of thanks and a
Edenton, Chowan County, NorthXiarolma Thursday, December2s,l947.
Christmas Party By
; Lions Gala Occasion
Colored Group Singing
Feature of Meeting
Friday night Edenton Lions threw
a bang-up Christmas party for the
Lionesses, when each Lioness received
an attractive Christmas gift from
members of the club in appreciation
for her unselfish cooperation during
the year in feeding the hungry Lions
consistently and well.
John Mitchener surprised his fellow
members by presenting each with a
pound box of chocolates as an ex
pression of good fellowship.
An hilarious time was had when
William Privott conducted a fun
period in an informal manner, allow
. ing members to ask others any ques
tion they desired to have answered
and the Byrum quintet almost brought
the house down with their brief ren
dition of “Way Down Yonder In the
Corn Field.” The Byrums who parti
cipated were W. W. Byrum, Cecil By
rum, Rodney Byrum and Graham By
rum. T. C. Byrum was called for by
the crowd but he had left early.
Lions and Lionesses seated at dif
ferent tables competed with one an
other in group singing interspersed
by the blowing of horns.
Members of the Providence Bap
tist Church sang Christmas carols,
which was very much enjoyed. They
were received by tumultuous applause
and sang numbers not included in
their repertoire. Members of the group
were Mrs. Willie M. Burke, soprano
and pianist; Mrs. Marion Lewis, alto;
Beatrice Jones, tenor; William Banks,
bass, and William Reeves, leader and
• President West Leary welcomed
all the members and their guests and
complimented the committee on ar
rangements which resulted in such an
excellent party, and thoroughly en
joyed by all.
NIXON FAMILY REUNION
A reunion of the Nixon family was
held in the Rocky Hock section Sun
day at the home of Henderson Nixon.
In the neighborhood of 100 members
, of the family attended, a feature of
the occasion being a sumptuous
ROTARY CALLED OFF
Due to Christmas falling on Thurs
day of thig. week, the regular meeting,
of the Edenton Rotary Club has been
called off. 1
■- . ’ ' • * .
.‘-Tfr*-’ ' * I y.. '
i Party Very Enjoyable
; C. M. Speight and David
Holton In Charge of
r Close to 100 Rotarians, Rotary
: Anns and guests thoroughly enjoyed
l the Rotary Christmas party held at
i the Legion hut Thursday night, when
i a fried chicken dinner was served by
; ladies of the American Legion Aux
R. F. Elliott, president of the club,
r presided over the party and after the
i dinner called upon Clarence M.
- Speight to take over. Mr. Speight
spoke seriously about juvenile de
i linqUency and stated he thought
( something should be done at the party
. to help create more discipline in the
. home byway of curbing chewing
I bubble gum. He therefore, lined up
; all the ladies, gave them a package l
. of bubble gum with instructions to
. chew for five minutes at the expir
. ation of which the first one to blow
. a bubble and the one blowing the
. biggest bubble were given prizes.
, Mrs. H. A. Campen was the first to
blow a bubble and Miss Ruth Good
win blew the biggest bubble. The
I prizes were a few packages of bubble
I gum so that the winners can keep
iin practice. The judges were H. A.
Campen, Bill Huffman and Dr. Roland
ipavid Holton then brought out a
large suitcase and conducted a quiz
! contest which created a fit of laugh
| ter, climaxed by putting a Wake
| Forest sweater on Marvin Wilson
1 and Mrs. William Jones required to
propose to who she thought was the
| best man in a last desperate effort,
to be married. She chose John!
Holmes as her subject.
Watson Bell was inducted as a'
member of the Club by C. W. Over
Woman’s Club House
Available For Parties
Recent arrangements have been
made by the Junior Woman’s Club to
I rent for private parties or other occa
sions .the club house at the Naval Air
i Station. A fully equipped kitchen
and facilities for serving meals is
available at a very reasonable cost.
Anyone interested in Securing the
club room for any special occasion
should contact Mrs. Rich*rd P. Baer,
, chairman of the club’s House Com-1
Town Approves Contrset To
Sub-LeasePartOf Naval Air
Station For Flying School
Dies Very Suddenly
On Sunday Morning
Funeral At St. Paul’s
Church Wednesday at
12 O’clock Noon
This entire community was sadden- !
ed Sunday when it was learned that
Mrs. Sarah Harriet Brant Gilmer,
wife of the Rev. Harold W. Gilmer,
rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
died suddenly Sunday morning about
8 o’clock as the result of cerebral
hemorrhage. While not in the best of
health for a number of years, Mrs.
Gilmer was in her usual health, but
complained of being ill shortly after
returning from a christening held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Wood Saturday night. She was taken
to Chowan Hospital Sunday morning,
where she died shortly after arrival.
Mrs. Gilmer was the daughter of
the late Wilson Wade Brant and Tina
Mae Hawkins Brant of Shelbyville,
Indiana. Born October 27, 1885, she
received her education at the Marion
Normal School at Marion, Ohio, and
the University of Indiana at Bloom
Surviving are her husband; a son
Harold W. Gilmer, Jr., of Ashburn
ham, Mass.; a son-in-law and daugh
ter, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph T. Warren.
Dr. Warren is national service officer
for disabled veterans, now stationed
at Togus, Maine; a granddaughter,
Sandra Jean Carolina Warren; a
brother, Stacy Brant of Greensburg,
Indiana, and two sisters, Mrs. J. R.
Showers and Mrs. Earl Miller, both of
Funeral services will be held at St.
, Paul’s Episcopal Church at 12 o’clock
noon Wednesday with Bishop Thomas
H. Wright of Wilmington officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Paul’s
Christmas Dance In
Armory Next Friday
Roy Cole and His Or
chestra Will Provide
Plans have been completed for a
Christmas dance to be held in the
Edenton armory Friday night, Dec
ember 26, when Roy Cole and his
University of North Carolina orches
tra will furnish music.
The dance is sponsored by the Var
sity Club, with the proceeds going to
the Varsity and Monogram Clubs.
Table reservations can be made by
telephoning 314-J or 111-W-2.
New Year’s Eve Party
Is Planned At Base
Three Eve Sisters Fea
ture of Floor Show
At 11 O’clock
Plans are now in the making by
Ed Bond Post of the American Legion
for a gala New Year’s eve fun party
at the American Legion hut on the
night of December 31, starting at 9
o’clock. A dance is planned with
music to be furnished by Peanut
(Maurice) Bunch and his harvesters,
| with a floor show as a feature of the
affair at 11 o’clock.
In the floor show will be the "Three
Eve Sisters”, who will present songs
|of today and yesterday. It will be
| their first appearance on the stage in
the Albemarle, and those in charge
of the affair say the girls are the
most beautiful, glamorous and cap
tivating ever to appear under the
j Added attractions will be provided
for young and old, and while the
party is sponsored by the Leg'on
naires, it is to be generally under
stood that it is open to the public
and hoped that many who are not
Legionnaires will attend. “No one
will be admitted under 12 or over
100,” say the Legionnaires. There
j will be a small cover charge, but
there will be no advance sale of
• ..«-i i - •
1,0 USSR) Per Year.
Alfred R. Bridgeford,
Jr., of Massachusetts
Anxious to Make Eden
ton Area Aviation
Meeting in special session Friday
afternoon, Town Council voted to sub
lease a portion of the Edenton Naval
j Air Station to Alfred R. Bridgeford,
I Jr., of East Brookfield, Mass. The
I lease will go into effect upon approval
of the Navy Department and various
j agencies of the Veterans Administra
Mr. Bradford will operate the Eden
jton Air Service, and the lease calls
for a monthly rental of SSO per month
j and three cents per gallon of gasoline
[ acquired for use at the base,
j The terms of the lease call for Mr.
Bridgeford using the air field, includ
ing runways, taxiways and parking
apron, which may be used jointly with
such other aviation activities, includ
ing the U. S. Navy, as may be deem
ed expedient by the Town of Edenton.
Five-twelfths of the space in the
hangar, or about 85x120 feet, will be
allowed Bridgeford for storage and
repair of aircraft. He will also be
granted use of the operations build
ing for offices and class rooms and as
living quarters for not more than one
bona fide family, but will not be per
mitted to collect revenue from rentals
or sub-leasing any portion of the
hangar or operations building other
than rentals on aircraft for storage or
other normal revenues derived from
the business of fixed base operations.
Bridgeford will have use of the sea
plane installation including the dock
| near the boat house, with exclusive
aviation rights. Such installation
shall be jointly used with any non
aviation activity authorized by the
Town. Office, shop, household and
automotive equipment and such line
huts or prefabricated buildings as are
not then utilized shall be made avail
able as need arises.
The Edenton Air Service will main
tain a flight school fully approved by
the Civil Aeronautics Association, the
i Veterans Administration, the North
Carolina State Aeronautics Commis
sion and the North Carolina Depart
ment of Education, and will offer
courses of Civil Aeronautics Adminis
tration private and Commercial li
censes, instructor, instrument, heli
copter and single and multi-engine
land and sea ratings.
Mr. Bridgeford will conduct charter
flights day or night to any point in
the United States and Canada tinder
CAA regulations governing non
schedule air carriers. S\gh* seeing
flights will also be conducted as war
ranted. He will serve as sales agent
for new and used aircraft, aircraft
equipment and accessories, and will
sell aviation gas and oils and service
and maintain aircraft for local cus
tomers. Crop dusting, aerial adver
tising and photography and other
1 phases of aviation normally consider
ed part of business aviation will be
conducted as demands warrant.
Personnel to be employed, where
qualified and available, will be re
cruited from Edenton and vicinity.
Upon consummation of the lease,
Mr. Bridgeford will bring to the base
two 1946 Piper Cubs, a 1946 Fairchild
PT-26, a 1943 model jeep, two para
chutes, as well as tools and shop
When in operation Mr. Bridgeford
will make airline reservations and ob
tain travel information, and among
the various services offered will be
granting two scholarships annually to
local high school graduates to be se
lected by local authority, which will
give the winning students a solo
flight course to be taken at the school.
He will also cooperate with local in
dividuals and organizations looking
toward the advancement of Edenton
on the air map and the development
of aviation in the local consciousness.
The contract with Mr. Bridgeford
was written by William Privott, and
after it was reviewed by J. N. Pru
den, Town Attorney, the members of
Town Council voted to adopt the lease
METHODIST CHURCH FILLED
TO HEAR CHRISTMAS MUSIC
Every available seat was* taken in
the Methodist Churh Sunday night,
when the choir, under the direction of
Mrs. David Browning, presented a de*
■ lightful program of Christmas music.
The program took the place of the
■ I uau *l sermon by the pastor, the Her.
i W. L. Freeman.