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Volume XIX. —Number 8.
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Colonial Cook Book
Chowan Entries Should
Be Sent to Mrs. E. N.
The State 'Council of Home Dem
onstration Clubs has completed plans
for editing a Southern Colonial Cook
Book with recipes from every county
in North Carolina. Miss Virginia Wil
son, Extension Nutritionist, is work
ing with the State Committee and
every recipe will be tested.
The procedure for compiling the
cook book is as follows:
All recipes should be sent to Mrs.
1 E. N. Elliott Chairman of the Cook
Book Committee, by March 15th. They
will be tested, duplications eliminated
and the final ones sent to the district
representative on the State Commit
What to include: Something inter
esting about the recipes—where they
came from, or how they were used.
Many families have favorite recipes
'' which have been handed down and
have- an unusual story behind them.
Several counties have had outstand
ing -statesmen, Governors, etc., and
any recipes used by their families
would be a valuable contribution and
of interest to everyone.
Edenton and Chowan County should
have a large number of colonial reci
pes and it is hoped that they will be
well represented in this North Caro
lina Cook Book. Anyone who has
one or more of these recipes is re
quested to send copies to Mrs. E. N.
Miss Virginia Wilson, Extension
Nutritionist, will work with the Com
mitte in an advisory capacity.
Judge I. T. Valentine
Lions Club Speaker
Supreme Court Justice
Os High Tribunal
The Honorable I. T. Valentine,
North Carolina Supreme Court Jus
tice, was guest speaker at the meet
ing of the Edenton Lions Club Mon
day night. Justice Valentine render
ed a very interesting and enlighten
ing talk on the manner in which cases
are heard and received in the North
Carolina Supreme Court. Justice
Valentine issued an open invitation
for the members of the club to visit
him at any time they are in Ra
(N. J. George, chairman of the min
strel to be presented April 4, stated
that plans are formulating nicely for
the annual musical show. Some of
the talent to be seen and heard in the
show are Charlie Swanner’s String
Band, Frank Williams, The Treble-
Clef, Three Bows and a Knot, Norman
Leonard, The Sign Pine Symphonette,
Shirley Kecter, and Betsy Duncan.
Dr. A. M. Stanton and Carl Blades
were received as new members by
Secretary W. J. Taylor.
Gueßts of the club Monday night
were Gene Taylor and Rupert Wil
liams, members of the Senior Class at
Edenton High 'School, and the Rev.
R. E. Gordan, pastor of the Rocky
Hock Baptist Church.
Music Meeting At
Chowan High Today
Chowan County Chorus
Invited To Sing At
The second in the series of music
meetings which Mrs. Frank Elliott is
conducting in Chowan County will be!
held this (Thursday) afternoon at
2:30 o’clock in the Chowan High
School, auditorium. At the first
music meeting held attendance was
very good and it is hoped that it will
be even better at this meeting.
These meetings are sponsored by
tiie Home Demonstration Clubs for <
people who are interested in learn
ing more shout music. At the meet
ing in January the group decided to
stress church music this year so
these meetings should be especially in
teresting and helpful to members of
church choirs, and ministers.
Hie Chowan County Chorus, com
posed of Hom e Demonstration Club
women, has been asked to sing at
their district meeting in Hertford on
April l«th. The County Music com
mittee is making plans for this and
will discuss them at the Music meet
ing Thursday afternoon.
THE CHOWAN HERA J)
[Policeman Resigns |
Sergeant J. A. Jones, a member
of the Edenton Police Force,
tendered his resignation to Chief
of Police George I. Dail early this
week to go into effect Friday,
Sgt. Jones, who has been a
policeman in £denton about four
years,. has accepted the position
of Chief of Police at Ayden and
will assume his duties shortly af
ter he severs his connection with
the Town of Edenton. He has
‘ secured an apartment in Ayden
and will move his family to his
200 Children At
Oak Grove School
Public Health Official
Will Speak To PTA
The children of the White Oak Con
i solidated School had a very helpful
and needed friend to visit them last
week, when Dr. C. L. Shoffner, den
tist, State Board of Health, Raleigh,
inspected over 200 children, did 385
operations and referred 62 children to
a private dentist. Dr. Shoffner made
friends with many of the boys and
girls who welcome him back to look
at them again with all of the correc
tion made that he suggested.
The school library is progressing
nicely, too. At the present time the li
brarian is in the process of catalogu
ing books. Adults and children alike
are welcome to use the facilities of
the school’s library. There is a good
selection of books for all age groups
The PTA meeting will be held
Thursday, February 28. A visiting
demonstrator and lecturer from the
United States Public Health Office
will be the principal speaker.
VMF-224 Returns To
Edenton Air Station
Many In Group Recently
Returned From Medi
On Friday, the 15th, Edenton was
treated to an unusual sight. Fourteen
“BANSHEE” jet fighter planes in com
bat formation circled the city in prep
aration for landings at the recently
activated Edenton Marine Air Sta
tion. The aircraft were manned by
pilots of VMF 224, recently returned
from six months of extensive maneu
vers in the Mediterranean on the Car
Last July, Squadron 224, based at
MCAS, Cherry Point, was ordered to
prepare for the cruise. At that time,
Edenton Field was an outlying field
for Cherry Point. It offered ex
cellent facilities for simulated car
rier landings, and on July 12, 1951,
the practice began. In a mere seven
days the pilots were qualified to land
aboard any carrier.
They flew aboard the F.D.'R. in
Norfolk, Va., and spent several weeks
readying for the cruise. The carrier
departed Norfolk on the 3rd of No
vember, and returned on the 4th of
February. While on maneuvers, 224
participated in demonstrations for
high ranking officials of the Armed
Forces, including General Eisenhower
and Admiral Carney. All observers
were favorably impressed at 224’s ef
ficiency, and spoke highly of them.
Squadron 224 is now in the process
of reorganization, and much is expect
ed of them. Edenton will be seeing
a lot of this squadron in the next
Free Movies Tonight
At Parish House
j Two films will be shown at St.
Paul’s Parish House tonight (Thurs
day) beginning at 8 o’clock to which
families of St. Paul’s Church, their
friends and acquaintances are invited
No admission will be charged for
the movies, which include an episode
in the life of St. Paul and a history
of Genesis relating to the beginning
of the world.
Mission Study Course
At Baptist Church
The Woman’s Missionary Society
of the Edenton Baptist Church, will
hold a mission study course at the
church on Thursday night, February
28, at 7:30 o’clock. The book, “Cru
sade In Home Missions,” will be
taught by Mrs. C. W. Overman, Mrs.
Lloyd Bunch and Mrs. J. O. Powers.
All members of the church are urg
ed to attend.
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 21,1952
iL SI,OOO CHECK CHANGING HANDS |j
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Pictured above are J. R. Duilaney (left), manager of the Eden
ton Belk-Tyler store, who is handing John A. Mitchener, Jr., a check
for SI,OOO. The check was presented on behalf of W. H. Belk, co
owner of the Belk-Tyler stores, and one of the South’s most promi
nent Presbyterians. The check is to be applied against the local
Presbyterian church’s building debt, which Mr. Mitchener, clerk of
the Session of the First Pressbyterian Church, says will be liquidated
during July.—(Evelyn Leary Photo.)
On Long Tour Os
Duke’s Glee Club
Group Will Sing In 18
Wily Jacob Earnhardt, Jr., of Eden
ton, will appear with the famed Duke
University Men’s Glee Club during the
longest tour in history which began
Friday of last week.
Celebrating a quarter-century of
music, the Duke Glee Club will appear
in concert in 18 cities throughout the
East from New York to Miami. In
cluded in the tour will be a nation
wide broadcast over the NBC network
on March 29 and a CBS national tele
vision show on March 31.
Described last year as “an example
of the best that has come out of the
university choral movement,” the
Duke singers are all members of the
200-voice Duke University Chapel
Choir. The touring group of 45 men
is chosen from the choir and the 150
‘"men who make up the club at its home
Earnhardt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wiley J. P. Earnhardt, is a member
of Beta Omega Eigma honorary soph
omore leadership fraternity. He is
a graduate of Edenton High School.
He is also a member of the Glee
Club’s Triple Quartet and Rhythm
Legion To Conduct
Fair At Armory
Legionnaires Have Pur
chased Fair Grounds
Edenton Town Council met in spec
ial session Monday morning, at which
time permission was granted the
American Legion to stage another \
Chowan County Fair at the armory.
The Councilmen were informed that
this will be the last request to hold
a fair at the armory due to the fact
that the Legionnaires have purchased
a site on the Windsor Highway where
it is planned to develop a fair ground,
as well as headquarters for community
affairs and various kinds of recre
Plans are going forward with the
fair, which-is expected to be bigger
and better than last year. The fair
will be held early in. October.
In A Dilemma |
Edenton people interested in It was first thought that the
preservation of historical shrines house might bo moved on the Ire
are in right much of a dilemma. deli property on East Church
The recent purchase of the Pend- St., which was recently acquired
ope Barker home site on Broad by the State of North Carolina.
Street by the P & Q Food Center Another suggestion was to secure
necessitates removal of the large the right of the Belk-Tyler Corn
frame dwelling house to make pany to place the house on the
room for a modern super market. vacant lot back of the present
The Herald understands the Belk-Tyler Store.
• proprietors of the P & Q Food To remove the house to either
Center, Henry Quinn and iHay- site involves complications, so
wood Phthisic, have agreed to that just what will be done is a
Rive the building to any gronp, large question mark. The Jay
provided it is removed from the cees are now endeavoring to en
present site. The Jaycees are list the aid of other groups in an
vitally interested in moving the effort to save the house as an
house, but are at a loss to know other historical shrine in Edm
where it can be moved. ton.
Edenton people interested in
preservation of historical shrines
are in right much of a dilemma.
The recent purchase of the Penel
ope Barker home site on Broad
Street by the P & Q Food Center
necessitates removal of the large
frame dwelling house to make
room for a modern super market
The Herald understands the
• proprietors of the *P & Q Food
Center, Henry Quinn and iHay
wood Phthisic, have agreed to
Rive the building to any gronp,
provided it is removed from the
present site. The Jaycees are
vitally interested in moving the
house, but are at a loss to know
where it can be moved.
J.O. Powers Elected
President Os N. E.
i Athletic Conference
i Basketball Tournament
Scheduled to Start
At a meeting of the Northeastern
> Athletic Conference held in Green
i ville Wednesday night of last week,
i J. 0. Powers, principal of the Eden
ton High School, was elected presi
; dent for the ensuing year. Other of
. ficers were O. E. Dowd of Greenville,
, vice president and Earl Brinkley of
. New Bern, secretary and treasurer.
This is the first time in the history
: of the Conference that Edenton has
held the presidency.
At last week’s meeting plans werej
> considered for the Annual Conference
i basketball tournament, which will be
held in Greenville February 28 and
29 and March 1. Kinston was seeded
I as the No. 1 team, followed by Green
ville, Washington and Roanoke Rapids.
Edenton’s Aces will play in the
tournament, being scheduled to meet 1
Washington Thursday night, February j
28, at 8 o’clock.
For Friday Morning
Officers and Directors
Os Organization Will
David Holton, president of the
Edenton Chowan Chamber of Com
merce, has announced a meeting of
the organization to be held Friday
morning. The meeting will be held
in the Court House at 10:30 o’clock
and every member is especially urged
The principal item of business will
be the election of officers and direc
tors, so that a good attendance is de
sired to take part in this very im
Edenton PTA Supper
Scheduled March 11
Plans have been announced for a
supper to be sponsored by the Eden
ton Parent-Teacher Association. The
supper will be served in the new
high school cafeteria Tuesday, March
11 under the direction of Mrs. Paul
PTA members and friends are urg
ed to make their plans to attend the
A. P. Godwin, Jr.
Wdl fie Candidate
For N. C. Senate
Gatesville Attorney An
A. Pilston Godwin, Jr., Gatesville
Attorney, announced today that he
will be a candidate for the North
Carolina Senate from the First Sena
torial District in the May 1952 Demo
cratic Primary Election.
Godwin, who was born and reared
in Gatesville, attended th e public
school there and was graduated from
the Wake Forest College Law School'
in 1937. Since that time, he has been
engaged in the practice of law as a
member of the firm of Godwin and
Godwin, except for the years 1942-45,
when he was a Special Agent of the
FBI. His wife is the former Mildred
Vann of Ahoskie, and they have a
small son and daughter. He is the
Master of Gatesville Masonic Lodge,
and a former District Governor of
Ruritan National, a civic organization;
for a number of years, he has been a
member of the North Carolina Demo
cratic Executive Committee; he is a
member of the Gatesville Baptist I
Church where he has served as a|
teacher of the Men’s Bible Class for,
about five years; during the Fall of
1949, he served as Acting Solicitor of
the First Judicial District during an
illness of Solicitor Walter W. Cahoon.
The First Senatorial District is
composed of eight counties-—Bertie, 1
Hertford, Gates, Chowan, Perquimans,
Pasquotank, Camden and 'Currituck,
and the District is allotted two Sena
tors. J. William Copeland, of Hert
ford County, and J. Emmett Wins
low, of Perquimans County, repre
sented the District in 1951. Copeland
has announced that he will he a can
didate to succeed himself. Winslow is
reported to have stated that he Will
not again be a candidate.
No Senator has been elected from
Gates County since 1923, and since
that time every other county in the
j District has sent a Representative to
! the Senate one or more times. In
view of this record, Godwin stated
that he and other Gates Countians J
feel that Gates County is now entitled
to furnish the District one of its two
Senators in 1953.
Club Women Will
Hold Special Meets
Extension Specialist To
Give Lessons On
Home Demonstration Clubs in Cho
wan County are sponsoring a special!
interest meeting on “Reupholstering
Furniture” on Wednesday, February
27, at 10:30 A. M., in, the Cross Roads
community building. This meeting
will be from 10:30 A. M., until about
3:00 P. M. Those who attend should
bring a sandwich for lunch and the
County Council will serve coffee.
Mrs. Katherine Riggle, Extension
specialist in house furnishings will
give the demonstration, giving every
step in upholstering a piece of furni
ture. She will discuss selection of
materials, show the method of tying
springs, applying webbing, padding,
the upholstery material and finishing.
This is a special interest meeting for
anyone who is interested in learning
to reupholster their own furniture in
order to save money.
This demonstration will not be re
peated at Home Demonstration Club
For Book Stations
Hoped More Readers
Will Take Advantage
Os Free Service
Two changes have been made in the
location of book stations in Chowan
The Ryland station will be in the
home of Mrs. H. H. Lane, while books
for the Center Hill community will be
located in the Community Building,
which will be open each Friday after
noon from 2:30 to 4 o’clock, with Mrs.
Tommy Hollowell in charge.
Other station locations are as fol
Cross Roads—Community Building,
open Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
Advance—Mrs. C. P. Harrell.
Beech Fork—Mrs. Edgar Pearce.
Gum Pond—Mrs. Levi Nixon.
Oak Grove—Mrs. Sam Nixon.
It is hoped more readers will avail
themselves of this free book service.
$2.00 Per Year.
Chowan U. S. Bond
Sales Total $41,600
Savings Program In
Schools of State
Sales of Series E, F and G Savings
Bonds in Chowan County for the
month of January totaled $41,600. Os
this amount $21,600 was in Series
E Bonds and $20,000 in Series G
Bonds. The sales announcement was
made by County Savings Bonds Chair
man A. B. Harrell, based on the
monthly sales report from Allison
James, State Director of U. S. Sav
ings Bonds in Greensboro.
The total fibres for North Caro
lina’s 100 eourmes were as follows:
Series E Bonds $4,187,648.00; Series
F $92,389.00; Series G $520,700.00; to
taling $4,800,737.00. The county chair
man said that Series E Bond sales
for January exceeded sales of last
year by $57,305 in North Carolina. The
E Bond continues to he a popular in
vestment, he said.
Mr. Harless said that during a na
tion-wide school savings drive from
November 15 through January 31,
I North Carolina almost doubled its as
j signed quota of 75 new school savings
i program installations. The latest
count shows that 145 additional North
Carolina schools have tied in with
the defense effort and are teaching
thrift and saving, and students are
permitted to actually practice thrift
land saving through the purchase of
U. S. Defense Stamps at the schools.
This brings the total installations in
North Carolina to 497.
In many schools the Parent-Teacher
Association, the American Legion
Auxiliary, and other similar organi
zations sponsor and encourage the
school savings program. Dr. 'Clyde A.
Edwin, Superintendent of public in
struction for North Carolina, is a
member of the National Schools Sav
ings Advisory Committee, Mrs. J. S.
Blair, of Wallace, is volunteer state
chairman of the Schools Savings Ad
visory Committee for North Carolina,
Mr. Harless said.
Basketball League Now
In Progress; Play In
Latest addition to the Edenton
sports scene is the new athletic pro
gram started this week by the Ma
rines of the new activated Auxiliary
Landing Field. Monday night the
Marines got their basketball league
I rolling with two practice games in
the National Guard Armory in Eden
The Marines at the base are divid
ed into eight groups, and each group
has its own team. The teams are:
Marine Air Base Squadron (MABS),
Marine Aircraft Maintenance Squad
ron (MAMS), Squadron 224 (VMF
224), Headquarters (HEDRON),
Transportation, the National Guard,
Officers, and Base Maintenance.
Games will he played Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at 7 o’clock. Ad
mission is free and the general pub
lic is invited to attend.
The basketball league is only a part
of the recreational facilities offered
the men on the station by Special
Services. Special Services is that
group on every Marine Base that has
charge of sporting events, movies,
and all entertainment and recreation
al facilities. Future plans for base
personnel include a golf tournament to
be played on the station golf course,
tennis and volleyball tournaments.
Next Tuesday, Transportation plays
National Guard, and Hedron vs. VMF
224. On Thursday, February 28, Base
Maintenance vs. the Officers, and in
the second game, MAIBS vs. MAMS.
Miss Carolyn Harrell
Rotary Speaker Today
At the meeting of the Edenton Ro
tary Club today (Thursday) at 1
o’clock in the Parish House, Miss Car
olyn Harrell will present her speech
“What Is the Responsibility of the
United States In the Light of Com
munist Aggression,” the speech with
which she recently Won the Build
World Peace Contest sponsored by
the Edenton Woman’s Club.
The program will be in charge of
Lloyd Bunch and President J. L.
Chestnutt urges another 100 per cent
BANK CLOSED FRIDAY
The Bank of Edenton will be closed
all day Friday, February 22, in order
to observe Washington’s birthday, a
national holiday. Important banking
business should be transacted accord