The Chowan herald. online resource (Edenton, Chowan County N.C.) 1934-current, February 07, 1952, Image 1
SEE “SHOOTING STARS” MONDAY and T(JESI> A - Y THE CHOWAN HERALEf Volume XlX.—Number 6. Rotary dub Host To 4-H Club Boys In Peanut Contest Leon State Win ner, Awarded Beau tiful Trophy Edenton Rotarians were hosts to 4-H Club boys who participated in the 1951 peanut contest and their fathers at the sixth annual banquet held in the Parish House Thursday night. A goodly number of the '22 boys who participated in the contest and their fathers were on hand to k enjoy the affair. Assistant County Agent Robert S. Marsh had charge of the program and r at the outset asked each boy to in troduce himself and his father. Mr. Marsh then explained the rules of the contest and congratulated the boys, as well as their fathers, for the success of the 1951 contest. •Prizes were awarded by William 4 Shepard, representing the Eden ton Peanut Company and Thurston Stal lings of the Albemarle Peanut' Com pany. The contest is sponsored by the Jtotary Club with the two peanut companies contributing the prize 1 money. The group was signally honored in that it included Leon PrivOtt, who won the honor as State 4-H Club peanut champion) for which he won aj free trip to Chicago. Young Privott; delighted the Rotarians telling about this trip. There were 22 boys in this year’s project, with Leon Privott winning top honors with a yield of 2,598 pounds' of peanuts per acre. At Thursday night’s meeting he was awarded aj beautiful trophy and S2O in cash.j Two other boys, Larry Lowe and ißilly j Goodwin, also wete awarded S2O forj second and third places respectively.] Larry had a yield of 2,611 pounds per acre and Billy 2,460 pounds per acre. Sherland Forehand, Vandv Parks and. Dick were the rupnersqp (Continued on Page Twelve! New Gymnasium At School Used First rune Tuesday Night i Edentonians Proud of| Gym, Modern In I Every Respect * A new erh in high school athletics j . was inaugurated Tuesday night when the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams played for the firsCtime in a school gymnasium. The gym at the new high school was hurried to completion in time for -the games with Roanoke Rapidß High School. Pold-away bleachers were installed „ which will seat 875 people and in cluded in the equipment is an electric clock and scoreboard. The gymnasium is modern In every respect and will] allow basketball player* to shoot at long range due to elimination of low girders as in the case in the Eden ton armory, where basketball games were previously played. Before a crowd of very appreciative fans both of the Edenton teams lost to Roanoke Rapids. The girls were defeated 43 to 21. with Sharon Lup-| ton and Marietta Perry leading the lo cal attack. The Eaentnn boys were defeated, 48 to 17. The Aces had a hard tim.e| finding the basket, having missed, many shots which should have been easy goals. Edenton Seniors - Select Glass Play ‘Marrying Margaret* to Be Friday, March 14 Edenton High School’s senior class has made its selection of the senior play to be presented on Friday night, March 14. -They have chosen “Mar rying Margaret,” a three-act comedy. The play is very- humorous and has all the qualities of a thoroughly en joyable comedy. Under the direction of Mrs. T. H, Shenard and by the enftfcmriasm which the seniors have shown, the Prospect of a success play is very bright. " The eight female and e'ght male roles will be cast soon. »Plaj books have been ordered and casting and practice will begin immediately upon their arrival. • m ■ ■II * ■■■» • Edenton, Chowar County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 7, 1952. Five Band Members ; Take Prominent Part : In Clinic For Bands Mike Malone and Rich ard Hines Lead Sec tions In Contest t Five members of the Edenton High School Band took prominent parts • in the Band Clinic held at EJast Caro lina College in Greenville, February 1 apd 2. Those participating were Freddie Byrum, playing the drums; Margery Thigpen, alto saxophone; Mary Ann Elliott, clarinet; Mike Ma lone led the trombone section and Richard Hines, Jr., led the saxophone . section in a concert given Saturday night, February 2, in the East Caro lina College Athletic Building. The concert was conducted by J. C. ! Pfohl, Director of Music, at David son College. The clinic was participated in by 34 bands and covered an area east of Wilmington to Durham to Oxford, from which 110 band students were picked. Edenton was the only band placing as many as five students. I The concert program consisted of I the following: Slow March from “Scipio” by Han del; Military Symphony in, F by Gos soc; Thendara Overture by Whitney; ißlue Tail Fly by Grundman; Jugo ■ slav Polka by Lizt; Pan. American 'Promenade by Bennett; First Swed ish Rhapsody by Leidzon; University Grand March, Goldman. This band clinic has been held for a number of years in Greenville and 'is the Eastern Division of a State ■wide program of this kind for high scho'ol band students. • | Ernest Gentile, band- director, ex pressed considerable pride in*his band j and hopes to continue having students . participate in affairs of this nature, ' stating that it is a wonderful oppor tunity to rub elbows with members i of other bands. , 4 Training School At . Community Building ;j Friday And Saturday ’< Purpose to Train Recre ational Leaders In County I 1 A recreational training school will |be held at the Chowan Community I Building on Friday and Saturday nights, February 8 and 9, at 7:30 o’clock, say C. W. Overman and Miss Rebecca Colwell, County and Home Agents. The purpose of this school is to train white recreational lead ers in conducting various types of recreation. The school will be con ducted by one of the N. C. recrea tional specialists. It is particularly important that men, as well as women, attend this (training course. While it is being held principally for recreation lead ers, anybody can be a recreation lead er if they really try. Miss Colwell and Mr. Overman urge that some men and woman and older boys and girls from -every community in the county .participate. They will find it to be two evenings packed full | of fun, inspiration and information,! , teaching them how to relax and enjoy j life and how to lead others in doing (the same. I - - - nmn ii~inn n_n_nrmi | Heads Test Farm | m1.,/- CLYDE Z McSWAIN, JR A member of the agronomy ■ staff of N. C. State College, Mr. MeSwain hat been namad superin tendent of the new peanut tart farm ha Bertie County. * A? STARTING STREET MARKER PROJECT 3, 8 ■SIP' I ', ■»!,, ? c pi<- i *it Tfa |||iS Pictured above is Mayor Leroy Haskett (left) and Kermit Layton, chairman of the street marker project sponsored by the Edenton Junior Chamber of Commerce. The markers are placed at all street corners and the lettering of the various streets is now completed. The Jaycees have been complimented for the project. The stenciling get, valued at almost $l5O, has been con tributed to the Street Department for maintenance of the markers. Graham M. Byrum Elected President Edenton Colonials Group Os Directors Aldo Named For 1952. Season At a meeting’ of baseball fans i Thursday night, 12 directors were eiec.ed to guide the Edenton Colon ial*' through their first season in r the Coastal Plain League. [I The directors elected were Dr. J. A. • Powell, Gibson Brickie, Henry Cuth- I rell, J. Clarence Leary, Dr. A. F. f. Downum, T. B. Williford, Marvin . I Wilson, G. M. Byrum, R. P. Baer, I E. W. Hooper, J. A. Curran and J. H. i Conger. 'j These directors have the authori-! |ty to name other members to the j board and as .er Thursday night’s j . meeting they me. and added to their ' I number David Holton, William S.! Elliott, L. S. Byrum, E. N. Elliott and, jC. T. Griffin. The directors appoint- j ed Dr, J. A. Powell as temporary president and E. W. Hooper as tern-! ; porary secretary-treasurer. At a later meeting Graham Byrum was elected president to succeed Dr. J. A. Powell. The other officers elected were J. Clarence Leary and L. S. Byrum, vice presidents; E. W Hooper, secretary; Dr. A. F. Down um, treasurer and Bill Cozart, official scorer with E. W. Hooper as assist ant. March Dimes Drive In Chowan County Might Reach Quota | Chairman Renorts Con tributions Jump to $1,600 Tuesday With late reports reaching Wesley Chesson, Jr., Chowan County March of Dimes Chairman, contributions took a decided spurt upward over the week-end to reach a total of $1,600 as of Tuesday of this 'Last week; at the same time contributions amounted to only $777. According to Mr. Chesson, the re-j port is a .ill incomplete and despite the apparent bogging down of thej drive, during January, he is hopeful | that the county’s $2,000 quota will be realized. The official closing of the drive was January 31, but it is be-| ing extended in the hope that $2,000 will. be raised and keep Chowan County in the list have not fallen short of expectations. Those who have not made final re ports are requested to jffct .them to Mr. Chesson as soon as possible and anyone who wants to make a contri- . button, he will gladly accept it. Rand Association Meets Tonight At 8 O’clock Dr. A. F. Downum, president of the Band Parents Association, calls at tention to a meeting which will be held tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock i in the band room. Dr. Downum urges every member to attend. i Development Os I Community Needs ; Discussed At Ryland » Steering Committee In Meeting to Proceed With Plans »; The steering committee of Ryland ! community, consisting of Mr. and ■ J. C. Wiggins, Mr. and Mrs. i Ks-T. Hollowell, Mr. and Mrs. B. P. j Mcitids and Mrs. Kate Boyce, met at .' the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins on . Monday night of last week, to pro ceed further with plans on commuhity , development. The eighth member, , Garland Asbell, was absent. The . committee proceeded with planning an J active program in the community. -] The community boundary was de >' termined and is approximately the . j same as that used under the old • ; neighborhood leader organization. ,! Numerous committees were named to I begin plans and work on many com ■ j munity needs that were listed. j The Ryland community held its joint meeting on farm men and wo | men at the Chowan Community Build ing on Tuesday night, with approxi mately 38 in attendance. The Farm! and Home Agents presented the il lustrated discussion “Objective Plan ning for Better Family Living” and then discussed briefly with the group the idea of setting up a community development program in the com munity. j Capt John D. Ireland, Provost Marshal At Local Marine Basel i Appointment Made Last* Week At Cherry Point Marine Station Marine Captain John D. Ireland of Richmond Hill, New York, has been appointed Provost Marshal, Ma [rine Corps Auxiliary Station, Edenton, it was announied last week hv Major ; Robert F. Graham, commanding offi ,'cer of the Marine Air Ba*e Squadron -11l of the Cherry Point Station, j A veteran fighter pilot of World j War 11, Captain Ireland was a motor- I cycle officer for the New York City I Police Department prior to his recall lto active duty. An organized re i servist, he was activated with New | York’s Marine Air Reserve Fighter- Squadron-132 in October, 1951, and reported for duty Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station several weeks ago. As provost marshal, Captain, Ire land will command the Edenton sta tion’s military police and guard de tachments and will supervise the en forcement of base security laws. COUPON'S ORDERED PAID West W. Byrum, chairman of the County Commissioners, was authoriz ed at the Commissioners’ meeting Monday to pay school building cou ipons amounting to $162.91. The coupons fall due March 1, before the next meeting *of the Commissioner*. i Mass X-ray Unit Is Scheduled For This Health District Any Person Over 15 Years Eligible To Be X-rayed Free According to Dr. B. B. McGuire, health officer, the Division of Tuber culosis Control, State Board of Health, will send one X'-ray unit to this Health District February 14 through March Bth. Two clerks will be furnished by the local Tuberculosis Associations, and Seal Sale Committees. The latter will, .also arrange for power connections. | Tentative plans are as follows: Edenton High School, (white) —Feb-i ruary 14, 15 and 16. Chowan High School—February 19,' 20. j Her ford Court House—February 21, 22, 23 and 26. ‘ j Elizabeth City, North Martin Street] at Main Street—February 27, 28, 29 j and March 1,4, 5,6, 7 and 8. Any person over 15 years of age fnay have a free X-ray. Children un der 15 should bring a written request from the family physician. Teachers l and foodhandlerg should by all means 1 have an X-ray for health certificates. 1 Contacts of tuberculosis cases are es-1 pecially requested to have an X-ray. I All high school students over 15 should come as a group in many instances,! depending on arrangements with the j I school principal and X-ray technician. ] I Home Demonstration Clubs, both! j white and colored, have a chance to ' do a most useful job if they will ar range for families not X-rayed two i years ago to be brought to the unit' this year. , Clyde Z. MeSwain ! Named Supt Os ; Peanut Test Farm r * \ Appointed Member Os 1 Agronomy Staff At State College j _________ 1 Clyde Z. MeSwain, a member of the . agronomy s.aff at N. C. State Col i lege, has been named superintendent -of the new peanut test farm to be established at Lewiston in Bertie, , County. 1 Announcement of his appointment, j . effective February 1, was made byj . Agriculture Commissioner L. Y. Bal- j i dentine and Cecil D. Thomas, director ■ of the Test Farms Division of the j State Department of Agriculture. ! MeSwain, who is 31, graduated from i S ate College with a bachelor’s degree ■ in agropomy in December, 1949. Since . then he has been employed on the j staff of the college’s Agronomy De-j J partment, assigned to supervisory j ! work at the McCuller’s Branch Ex-1 j periment Station near Raleigh. MbSwain was reared on a farm near j Shelby, Cleveland county. For sever- 1 1 al years after his graduation from' , h'gh school he operated this farm and I also ran a cotton gin. Entering the I Air Corps in 1942, he made a dis- Vtinguished record as a pilot. He flew I 62 missions and was awarded the dis tinguished flying cross, the purple , heart and the air medal with 12 oak| leaf clusters. He was separated from the service with the rank of Cap tain in November, 1945. He is mar ried and has two sons. Thomas said McSwain’s experience at McCuller’s has provided him with good background for his new work; in .hat he has become thoroughly ac- ! quainted with research methods and has learned much about the manage-j ment of an experiment farm. The State has not yet taken title! to the site of the peanut test farm, but Thomas said he expected arrange ment to be completed in the near fu-i ture for transfer of the property—the 3666-acre Lewis farm—by H. B. Spruill, of Windsor. _Chairs NeededJ Eden ton’s Girl Scouts now have a meeting place at the elementary school, bud are badly in need of equipment in order to conduct their activities. One of thn greatest needs is chairs and tables for the room. An anpeal is. therefore, sent out for chairs to be loaned or donated to the Girl Scoots. Anyone who will give or loan a table or chairs is requested to contact Mrs. T. J. Sheehy, Girl Scout leader, who is doing a splendid job with the girls. '' $2.00 Per Year. “Shooting Stars” Will Be Presented Monday; Tuesday Outstanding* Show In Auditorium at Ele mentary School When the curtain rings up at 8:03 Monday night a cast of over a hun dred persons of all ages will greet the audience at the elementary school auditorium with gay songs, dances, and portrayals of famous television stars. Two pretty pages announce the dif ferent scenes and together they take j you to the TV Studios In ten scenes (to make this production one of the • most elaborate and entertaining (shows seen in Edenton for some j time. A hand painted back drop showing television cameras, • stage | lights, wires, etc., as you would see i at .he real television theatres in New i York City. It is hard to say just j which of the ten scenes will be the j most applauded, since each one has I its features. From the time the cur tain goes up the audience is given a a glimpse of back-stage life in a TV i studio. Chorus girls, singers, dancers, j emcees and special entertainments I are discovered, warming up for the j first big telecast coast to coast hook ! up. A group of children in special costumes enact the famous fairy tale | “Snow White” and “The •Seven j Dwarfs.” High school teen-agers, i wearing clever costumes appear in j several scenes in the show, as they impersonate the famous Roxy Roc ketts, singing songs with clever lyrics and cute costumes. Dennis Day is impersonated and he introduces a group of men and women who are called the Jubilee Singers and they ably feature the well-known Spirituals. Beauty and romance are not forgotten, for in the Fred War ing scene special lighting effects are used as ballads and melodies of yes terday and tunes of today blend to gether. The Queen For a Day scene ! gives some lady tfi the audience each night a chance to be selected for this honor. The coronation ceremony takes i place on the stage and she will re _ ceive many gifts and surprises—Just as it is done on the original radio and TV show which has gained nation al popularity. A colorful finale with the complete ensemble offers a tri [ bute to entertainment and the herit age of freedom in America, Remem ber the date of “Shooting Stars.” It is tops in entertainment using local talent but professionally staged and costumed. I Mrs. Eve Stetson, the director for ; “Shooting Stars,” will be ai Mitchen ] cr’s Pharmacy on Friday and Mon j day, 2 to 4 P. M., only to show you ! the floor plan of the auditorium, so | that you may have your tickets mark !ed for the reserved seat you wish. These reserved seat tickets are now (Continued On Page Twelve) Speaking Program ! At Chowan Friday Contest Is Sponsored By Edenton Woman’s Club The Chowan County High School World Peace Study and Speaking I Program, which is sponsored by the Edenton Woman’s Club, will hold its final contest Friday morning, Feb ruary 8, at 10:30 o’clock at the school. This study and speaking program I has been under the direction of Mrs. i C. R. Darr, English teacher. | Mrs. J. R. Dulaney vfill represent the Woman’s Club on the panel of , judges and will present the gold I World Peace Key to the winner on behalf of the Edenton Woman’s Club. Officials Will Attend Accountants’ School A school for accountants will be conducted by the Institute of Govern ment in Chapel Hill February 20-22. County Accountant E. W. Spires and West W. Byrum, chairman of the (County Commissioners werq authoriz ed by the County Commissioners Monday to attend the school in the interest of Chowan County. Major Ted Boutwell On Way_To Korea Major Ted Boutwell, who was com manding officer of the Edenton Ma rine Corps Air Station and subsequent ly transferred to Cherry Point, left Saturday for the west coast. 'From there he will continue to Korea under the Marine CoVps rotation .plan. Major Boutwell's family wiH re main in Edenton.