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Judge Hunt Parker
'And Judge Bobbitt
In Second Primary
Winner WiU Be Decided
By Voters Next Sat
VOTING 6*30 TO 6:30
Local Election Orridals
Announced By Board
. Thfe Chowan County Board of Elec
' tiohs has completed arrangements for
\ the Second Democratic Primary Elec
tion, which will be held Saturday,
"'June 28. In the election there are
Congressional races in the Seventh,
Ninth and Twelfth Districts, while
p voters in this section of the State will
vote for only one office, Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court.
'• The two candidates for a short and
regular term are Judge Hunt Parker
of Roanoke Rapids and Judge William
H. Bobbott of Charlotte. Judge Park
er led the ticket in the Primary elec
tion, but failed to secure enough votes
over the other candidates to win the
election. Judge Bobbitt was the run
Polls will be open from 6:30 A. M.,
until 6:30 P. M.
Election officials as announced by
L. S. Byrum, chairman of the Board
of Elections, will he as follows:
East Edenton Precinct—'Miss Sarah
Jones, Registrar. Walter M. Wilkins
and R. W. Carden, Judges of election.
Voting place, Court House.
' West Edenton Precinct —Mrs. Geo.
C. Hoskins, Registrar. George 8.
Twiddy and Francis Hicks, Judges of
election. Voting place, Municipal
j Rocky Hock Precinct —W. H.
Pearce, Registrar. W. H. Saunders
V and E. C. Bunch, Judges of election.
Voting place, Henry Bunch's store.
Center Hill* Precinct—Ralph GotxT
win, Registrar. R. H. Hollowell and
i E. D. Byrum, Judges of election. Vot
ying place, Elliott Belch’s office.
Wardville Precinct—G. A. Hollowell,
Registrar. Carey Hollowell and Mel
vin Copeland, Judges of election. Vot
ing place, G. A. Hollowell’s store.
Yeopim Precinct—T. J. Hoskins, Sr.,
Registrar. T. J. Hoskins, Jr., and J.
A. Webb, Jr., Judges of election. Vot
ing place, Harry Perry’s store.
Exam Is Announced
For Vacancy InP.fl.
William A. Sexton, Jr.,
Can Furnish Neces
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an open com
petitive examination for the position
of substitute clerk carrier, for filling
vacancies in the Post Office at Eden
ton, North Carolina. The usual en
trance salary for this position is
$1.61% per hour.
Applications for this position will
be accepted by the Director, Fourth
U. 8. Civil Service Region, Tempora
ry Building < SR,” 3rd and Jefferson
Drive, S. W.,. Washington 06, D. C.,
* until further notice.
Competitors will be required to re
port for written examination, which
, will be held as soon as practicable af
ter the date set for the close of re
ceipt of applications. Full Infor
mation and application blank may be
obtained from William A. ISexton, Jr.,
secretary, Board of U. S. Civil Service
Examiners, at the Edenton Post Of
Gurney Forehand Wins
Prize For Family Night
At Game Tuesday Night
Edenton Colonials observed Family
Might Tuesday night when they play
ed Roanoke Rapids on Hicks Field.
An entire family was admitted with
tickets purchased by the parents, and
Mr. and Mrs. Forehand were de
dtoed winners with eight children atr
tending the game with them.
The group paraded in front of the
grandstand, where they were present
ed gifts by Graham Byrum, president
of tiie Colonials. The gifts were do
ll Bated by Quinn Furniture 'Company,
Cuthrell’s Department Store ami,
s HUghes-iHolton Hardware Company.
M2^t^&fhM^SS d o« £
regular meetings during tha months of
- tae of meetings will be resumed in
THE CHOWAN HERALD
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Asa Griffin on Tuesday morn- ’>
ing brought a white qptton blos
som to The Herald office, the first
. to be received this summer. The
’ blossom/was picked from Mr.
Griffin’s Cowpen Neck farm,
where his- cotton crop appears
Later Tuesday a blossom was
reported found on Haywood
Bunch’s farm in Bertie County.
Another cotton blossom was
also sent to The Herald office
from F. A. Jordan from the Ty
Out Os Third Place
in League Standing
Local Club Breaks Even
In Eight Games Dur
STANDING OIF CLUBS ,
(As of Wednesday)
W! L Pet.
Wilson 34 20 .630
Kinston 83 21 .611
Rocky Mount 80 26 .636
Edenton 29 26 .627
Taiboro 25 30 .466
Goldsboro 24 30 .444
New Bern 23 32 .418
Roanoke Rapids 21 34 .382
Although the Edenton Colonials
broke even by winning four and los
ing four games during the“w6ek,"they
were pushed out of third place in the
Coastal Plain League standing by
Rocky Mount and as of Wednesday
were Trailing Rocky Mount only half
a game for third place.
With the resignation of Vernon
Mustian as manager, Third Baseman
Tom Inge is acting as temporary
Home games for the Colonials dur
ing the week will be Kinston tonight
(Thursday), Rocky Mount Saturday,
New Bern Sunday, Wilson Thesday.
The Colonials will then play away
from home until an afternoon game
on July 4 with Tarboro.
Edenton 1, Wilson 4
On Hicks Field Wednesday night of
last week Wilson downed the Co
lonials 4 to 1. Henencheck, Wilson
moundsman, limited the Colonials to
.six hits and at no time was he in
Tommy Reeves started for Edenton,
• but was replaced by Raines *in the
first inning after the visitors scored
three runs. Raines held the Wilson
sluggers to three hits the remainder
of the game.
Chester Brooks led at bat for Eden
ton with a triple and a double.
Edenton 19, New Bern 9
In New Bern Thursday the Colonials
won a scoring spree 19 to 9. Edenton
batters got next to Host, Ne\y Bern's
star hurier, and after an early lead
gradually forged ahead.
The Colonials used three pitchers,
Stoudemier, Reeves and White.
Edenton 3-5, Kinston 2.7
In a doubleheader on Hicks Field
Friday night the Colonials split with
Kinston by winning the first game
3-2 and losing the second game 7-5.
The first game was won in a thrill
ing manner, frtie visitors scored two
runs in the second inning and held on
to st 2-0 lead until the last half of
the seventh when the Colonials shov
ed across three runs. Ohestnutt held
the Colonials until the seventh, when
singles by Griffin, Inge, iSpindler and
Mauney, coupled with two walks
broke up the ball game.
Monk Raines pitched for Edenton
and allowed only five scattered hits.
In the second game the visitors took
a liking to Shahid’s slants and piled
up 14 hits to win by a shore of 7-5.
The Colonials staged a Bally in the
sixth inning when they scored four
(Continued on Page Eight)
Red Men Will Elect
Officers Monday Night
Chowan Tribe of Red Men had nomi
nation of officers at Monday night’s
meeting, with the privilege of nomi
nating remaining open until next
Monday night’s meeting, when officers
for the six-months term wffi be elect
E. G. Williford, sachem of the tribe,
urges all members to attend next
Monday night ia order to take part in
Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, June 26,1952.
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A more colorful and thrilling Lost Colony vVill' begin its 12th season in Waterside Theatre at Man
teo on Roanoke Island, Saturday evening, June 28. This year Paul Green, author of the play which has
lived longer than any other outdoor has added one thrilling Indian attack scene to Act II
of. the symphonic drama. A few of the scenes from the great history-mystery spectacle are shown in
this layout. .Ixi top photo Indian maidens and braves are doing the exciting Com Dance, first scene of
the play. This year many additional Indians have been added to this scene. At left center John Borden,
played by Robert Armstrong, plants the English flag at Roanoke in the New World. In center oval]
Fred Young of Chapel Hill is pictured as Old Tom Harris, the tragi-comic fool who ulays a leading- role
in the drama. He is the first non-professional actor to play this important role. At center right, Elea
nor Dare, played by Barbara Edwards Griffith (first North Carolinian to play the female lead) sings a
lullaby to Virginia Dare, her daughter and the first child of English parentage foom in the New World
that was to become America. One of .the dazzling court scenes is shown in lower picture as Andrew
Griffith in the role of Sir Walter Raleigh presents and products of the New World to Queen Eliza
beth, played by Lillian Prince of Chapel Hill. During its 12th season The Lost Colony will be present
ed nightly (except Mondays) through Sunday night. August 31. This year all seats in the spacious and
beautiful Waterside amphitheatre are reserved. (Lost Colony Photos.)
About Septic Tanks
Reports Made of Exorb
itant Charges Made
Officials of District Health De
partment this week issued warning to
home owners to toe cautious in enter
ing into contracts concerning the
cleaning of septic tanks.
The local health department has
received comlplaints about home own
ers being charged exorbitant prices by
transient or “fly-toy-nite operators”
who have tricked the local home own
ers into cleaning their septic tanks.
Recently one lady was charged $65 to
have a privy cleaned. Usually such
operators are from out of state, many
times gypsies who move quickly te
another community before word gets
around as to their method of doing
business. They too, offer for sale
cans of chemicals at enormous prices.
Usually the septic tank contents is
disposed of in a very insanitary man
ner, causing a health hazard in that
The local health department recom
mends persons desiring this service
to contact local plumbers or call the
local health department.
R. L. Pratt Stricken
With Heart Attack
Captain Robert I*. (Pratt of the
Edenton Police Department suffered
a heart attack Sunday night and is
now confined to bed at his home.
■While he was in serious condition
following the attack, he is showing
some signs of improvement.
Banking Holiday Is
Declared On July sth
W. H. Gardner, executive vice-presi
dent of The B4nk of Edenfton, late
last week received a proclamation
from Governor W. Kerr Scott declar
ing July 6th a banking holiday.
The local bank will, therefore, be
closed Friday and Saturday, July 4th
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N.C. Writers Meet
In Edenton Today
For 3-Day Session
Program Includes Visits
To Bandon and Green
Plans have been completed for the
North Carolina Writers’ Conference
which will be a three-day session
starting today (Thursday) and ending
Saturday, With headquarters at Hotel
Joseph Hewes. In the neighborhood
of 30 prominent North Carolina writ
ers have been invited to attend the
conference. Four are from Edenton,
Mrs. Inglig Fletcher, Mrs. Charles P.
1 (Wales, Mrs. Ruth Vail and Wilborne
Harrell. - !
The program for the sessions fol
Thursday, June 26
5:30—1n hotel lobby, pick up those
who need ride.
6:00 —Dinner at Greenfield Planta
9:3o—Discussion, Joseph Hewes Ho
tel. Talk-starter, Frank Borden Hanes.
Topic: general, including poetry.
Friday June 27
B:3o—Breakfast (wherever you
9:3o—Discussion, Council Chamber
(second floor of Chowan County Court
House, next door to hotel). Talk
starter,. James Street. Topic: fiction,
particularly the short story.
11:30—Short (walking tour of his
torical Edenton (with D. A. R. guides) i
starting from the Edenton Village
12:30 Lunch (wherever you
2 330—1 n hotel lobby, pick up those
who need a ride.
3 K)o—Discussion, Bandon Planta
tion, in Parson Earl’s Schoolhouse.
Talk-starter: Bernice Kelly Harris.
Topic: writers’ problems. (Spouses
and children will have the main house
and the lawn at their disposal).
s:oo—Swimming at Bandon Beach.
(Bring towel, sandals, and bathing
suit. Beach is shallow; safe for small
6:oo—Dinner at Bandon.
Announcement was made Fri
day by Marvin Wilson that Vern
on Mustian had resigned as man
ager of the Edenton Baseball
(Club. No reason for the resig
nation was given.
Tom Inge, the Colonials’ third
baseman, was named temporary
manager and took over the duties
Mustian started the season as
manager of the Colonials for their
initial participation in the Coastal
—Plain League, and when he resign-
ed the club was occupying third
place in the league standing.
4 Boys Already Plan To
Attend 4-HChib Week
Four Chowan County 4-H boys have
already signed up to attend the 4-H
Club Week at State College, July 21-
26. These club members will meet
and mingle with approximately 1,200
other 4-H Club members from every
county in the state.
Leon Privott, of the Cross Roads
community, Jackie Morris, Edsel King
of River Road and Sonny Smithson
iof Center Hill are defmitely plan
-1 ning to attend .the 4-H Congress.
There may be others who trill be able
to attend this worthwhile event.
B:oo—Discussion, Parson Earl’s
Schoolhouse. Talkstarter, Inglis
Fletcher. Topic: history and fiction.
Saturday, Jnne 28
8:30 —(Breakfast (wherever you
9:3o—Discussion, Council Chamber,
Talk-starter, LeGette Blythe. Topic:
general including any business.
11:30—End of Conference (Off to
Paul Green’s The Lost Colony at Man
teo—or off to home. The Common
Glory at Williamsburg does not begin
till July 1.)
* 10 Per Year.
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Four Local Industrial
Praised For Outstand
ing Safety Records
Four Edenton industrial establish
ments were publicly recognized by the
North Carolina Department of Labor
for their achievements in the pre
vention of accidents during the year
T. B. Knight, safety inspector repre
senting the State Labor Department
in this district, presented the Depart
ment’s annual safety award to offi
cials of the four firms. Knight prais
ed them highly for their outstanding
safety records during 1951.
A large plant certificate (more than
50 employees), given jointly by the
State and Federal Labor Departments,
was presented to the Albemarle Pea
Small plant (less than 50 employ
ees) certificates were awarded to the
following: Jimbo’s Jumbos, Inc., Cho
wan Herald, and Charles H. Jenkins
Motor Co., Inc.
In presenting tne awards, Mr.
Knight pointed out that the State La
bor Department’s awards program
has been in existence just five years.
Establishments receiving the awards
either reduced their accident frequen
cy rate 40 per cent or more during
1951 as compared with the previous
year, maintained accident rates 75
per cent or more below the State av
erage for the particular industry, or
had perfect safety records during the
The inspector emphasized the im
portance of plant safety programs as
the best method of preventing indus
trial accidents—whether considered
from the economic or the humanitarian
point of view.
“Four points must be considered in
the operation of effective industrial
safety programs,” Mr. Knight said.
“First, top management must believe
in safety; second, definite responsi
bility for such a program must be
assigned to one person in each plant;
third, a plan of safety operations must
be set up and carried out; and fourth,
accidents must be pin-pointed to dis
cover their causes and to find the
The safety inspector also pointed
out that good businessmen will at
tempt to prevent accidents both to
save themselves money and to save
their employees from suffering need
Thursday, July 10
Affair WiSTse Held In
Cafeteria at New
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. &
A. M., will hold its annual banquet
in the Edenton High School cafeteria
Thursday night, July 10, at 7:30
The principal speaker for the oc
casion will be Robert L. Pugh of New
Bern, who is scheduled to be Grand
Master two years hence. Mr. Pugh
is an able and entertaining speaker
and members of the lodge feel fortu
nate in securing him as a speaker.
Tickets for the banquet are now on
sale and any Mason desiring to at
tend should contact IW. M. Rhoades
before Monday, July 7, in order to
furnish a guarantee. The banquet is
for Masons and their wives only.
Miss Susan Thigpen On
Wesleyan Honor Group
Miss Busan Thigpen, a junior at
Wesleyan Conservatory and School of
Fine Arts in Macon, Georgia, was
among the students on the semester
honors list at Wesleyan for the sec
ond semester, according to an an
nouncement released by Miss Alice
Domingos, Wesleyan registrar.
Miss Thigpen is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thipgen of 221
South Oakum Street.
Teen Age Club Closed
Remainder Os Summer
Mrs. Frank Holmes, chairman of the
board of directors of the Teen Age
Club, announces that the Teen Age
Club room in the graded school will
be closed during the remainder of the
! The dub room will be reopened in
the fall when school begins.
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OUT OF HEALTH OFFICE
i Due to serious illness in the family,
t Dr. B. B. McGuire will not be in the
district health office for a few days.