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Give A Pint ePPmr Blood At The Armory Friday
THE CHOWAN HERALD-.
Volume XX.—Number 10.
Four Counties Join
Efforts In Annual
€howan, Camden, Pas
quotank and Perquim
ans Pool Funds
Chowan Required to Put
Up SI,BOO For First
At a meeting held Thursday night
in tile Municipal Building the Cho
wan County Tuberculosis Association
unanimously agreed to join with Pas
quotank, Perquimans and Camden
counties in carrying out the fight
against tuberculosis. Ralph Parrish,
Chowan County Chairman, presided
over the meeting and stated that the
other three counties were agreeable to
such a set-up.
Under the plan Chowan County will
have 12 members as a hoard of direc
tors, who in turn will appoint three
members on the district executive
committee and this committee wiU
administer the policy of the associa
tion in accordance with the wishes of
the board of directors.
To carry on the program will re
quire an annual budget of $8,469,
which includes the service of an execu
tive secretary, Mrs. Duke Cropeey, of
Elizabeth City. Mrs. Cropeey has been
employed by the Pasquotank Asso
ciation and is an experienced and
trained worker. She will devote her
time to the four counties, giving of
her services according to the popu
lation. She will, in her work, serve
as a case finder and conduct an edu
cational program, working in dose
cooperation with the local Health De
partment. It was pointed out that
Chowan County is moqe or less a hot
bed for tuberculosis and present
there are about 300 contact cases for
The cost of the program to Chowan
County for a year will be approxi
mately SI,BOO. Mr. Parrish stated
that sale of Christmas seals has been
netting from $1,200 to $1,300 and that
to raise the SI,BOO will, of course,
mean that the seal sales will have to
average about 15 cents per capita. In
view of the service of the county
will receive under the four-county set
up, the general opinion was advanced
that citizens of the county will be
came a little more liberal in their
contributions to fight tuberculosis.
A list of names was submitted from
which l!he local organization’s board of
directors will be selected.
Chairman G. B. Potter
Urges Cooperation In
Sale Os Easter Seals
Funds Provide Rehabili
tation For Crippled
Os All Ages
The American public today has un
dergone an almost complete reversal
of, attitude toward crippled children
and adults as a result of the work of
voluntary agencies offering care and
treatment to the hancKcapped.
That is the statement of G. B.
Potter, general chairman of the Cho
wan County Society for Crippled Chil
dren and Adults, as the 1988 Easter
Seal campaign opens.
'‘Thirty years qgo a crippled chiW
or adult was an unusual sight,” Mr.
Potter pointed out, “not because there
weren’t any, hut because ignorance,
poverty, shame and indifference sur
rounded the handicapped with barriers
which neither they nor their famines
eould penetrate. They were literally
hidden away from the public.
.Today that is all changed; and the
crippled are a' useful part of our
(Continued on Page Six)
Dr. Stanton Speaker
For PTA Meeting
Edenton’s Parent-Teacher Associa
tion will meet Tuesday night, March
9, in the Junior-i Senior High School
at 8 o’clock. The program will be
in charge of Nathan Dail, who an
nounces that Dr. A. M. Sbgton^will
seases Effect on the Child.”
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday. March 5.1953.
[Time To Complain]
(Chowan County Commissioners
are scheduled to meet in special
session Monday, March 16, when
they will sit as a board of equali
zation and review. At that meet
ing complaints should be present
ed relative to valuation of prop
erty which, of course, affects
This is the only time the Com
missioners have, a legal right to
change property valuations, so
that any legitimate complaints
should be presented at this meet
Make 11th Visit To
Edenton On Friday
Chowan County Record
In Program Not Very
According to plans, the Red Cross
bloodmobile will make another visit
to Edenton Friday, March 6, when
Chowan County people are urged to
donate a pint of blood at the armory.
The blood will be received from 10
o’clock in the morning until 4 o’clock
in the afternoon.
In connection with the blood pro
gram, Geo. Alma Byrum,chairman of
the Chowan County Blood program,
bad this to sqy: C- Y K >
“The majority of the people of our
county are not performing their duty
in the blood program. In the ten
visits the bloodmobile has made to
Edenton well over 1,000 pints of blood
have been donated. Thi s is a good
record until it is examined more close
ly. The Marines have given a large
amount of this blood and only 388
people have donated blood in our en
tire town and county. Many of these
people have given several times, some
as much as a gallon.
"During the last visit to Edenton
(Concluded on Page Six)
BPW Club’s Spring
Dress Revue And
Card Party Tonight
Models Announced Who
Will Display Latent
Tonight (Thursday) starting at 7:30
o'clock in Hotel Joseph Hewes, the
Edenton Business and (Professional
Woman’s Club will sponsor a Spring
Dress Revue and card party. The
Dress Review will begin at 7:30
o’clock when Edenton merchants will
exhibit the newest styles of spring
clothing, as well as hair-dos on live
The various stores participating and
their models will be as follows:
The Betty Shoppe—Mrs. Jimmy
Earnhardt, Mrs. Leslie Morgan, Mrs.
Kermit Layton, Mrs. Robert Thomas,
Miss Betsy Miller and Miss Joan
Toti ft Teens—Faye Twiddy, Pat
Mooney, Martin Boyce, Tommy Cross,
Betsy Hardin and Rickey Haitian.
Dedham Bros. —Mrs. Thomas Walsh,
Mrs. James Walth, Mrs. (Louis
Hughes, Miss Elizabeth Elliott, Miss
Mary.Thorud and Mrs. Wolfram.
Belk-Tyler's—(Mrs. Tommie Leary,
Miss Elwanda Gibbs, Mrs. Melvin
(Continued on Page Seven)
Masons Will Observe
Past Masters* Night
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. ft
A. M., will mdet tonight (Thurs
day, at 8 o’clock, at which timejlPast
Masters’ Night will be observed. As
ja tive custom, past masters will occu
py tiie various stations and places
during the meeting, so that C. T. Grif
fin, master of the lodge, urges all
past masters, as well as members to
Prior to the meeting an oyster roast
will fan held at the Halsey Hardwood
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Pictured above is a group of Edenton Lions who gathered last
week'to have lunch in the Triangle Lunch Room with prominent
Lions. Left to right: Dr. W. S. Griffin. Joe Fisher, International!
Director from Texas, Percy Smith, Bruce Jqnea, John Biggers, Dep
uty District Governor of Hertford, Oscar Duncan, Dr. Martin (Wisely,
J. Clarence Leary, A. E. Jenkins, president of the local club, Mrs.
Jack Stickley, West Leary, Mrs. Norman Trueblood, Jack Stickley,
International Director of Charlotte, Mrs. Joe Fisher and Norman
Trueblood, State Secretary of Lions Clubs. (Photo by John
Senior Class Play
Wil! Be Presented
On Friday Night
‘We Shook the Family
Tree” Will Begin at
The senior class of the Edenton
Junior-Senior High School will pre
sent its annual class play, “We Shook
the Family Tree,” a three-act comedy,
in the Edenton Elementary School
auditorium Friday night at 8 o’clock.
An evening of genuine pleasure is
assured and it is hoped a capacity
crowd will turn ouf.
Hildegard, played by Shirley Keet
er, will cause fits of laughter as her
escapades turn into nightmares for
other members of the cast.
Freddie Shermer, played by Bobby
Bunch/ will provide plenty to smile
about as he tries desperately to beg,
borrow or steal a pair of panits for
the big prom. Freddie, who is forced
by his mother to wear knickers, has
been pushed into taking Hildegard
to the prom.
Others who add to the gaiety and
laughter of the play are:
Mr. and Mrs. Dolson, played by
Bill Gardner and Betsy Duncan;
Paige, played by Lu Jordan, a child
of the neighborhood who distributes
Mr. and Mrs. Dolson’s love letters to
all the neighbors. Ann Hawkins, John
Dobson and Allen Harless are other
members of the lovable Dolson fami
ly. Francis Hicks and Barbara Leary
play the part of Freddie’s dating
parents. (Billie Russell as Ellie Mae
is a girl friend of Hiidegard’s bro
ther and Marian Goodwin is Ellie
Mae's best friend.
Mrs. Medlin Belch is directing the
play which is presented by special
arrangement with the Dramatic Pub
lishing Company of Chicago.
Dr. Wisely Reappointed
Member Welfare Board
At the meeting of the Chowan
County Commissioners Monday morn
ing Dr. Martin Wisely was reappoint
ed as a member of the Chowan County
Welfare Board. Dr. Wisely’s term ex
pires Ajpril 1 arid he was reappoint
ed for another three-year term.
March Os Dimes
Now Is $1,171.02
J. Edwin Bufflap, chairman of
the LJtowan County Chapter of
the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis, reported (Wed
nesday morning that Chowan
County’s March of Dimes contri
butions at that time easoonted to
$1,171.02. Os thi« amount $401.31
wae turned in to Mrs, Inez Mo
ran. treasurer by George S. Twid
dy, 1953 March of Dimes (Chair
man, making contributions collect
ed since the county chairman
started the canvass last week
The canvass has not been com
pleted and the chairman hi hopeful
the remainder of the work wiU be
Jurors Selected For
Superior Court Term
Starting March 30th
Judge Walter J. Bone of
Chowan County’s spring term of Su
perior Court is scheduled to begin the
week of Monday, March 30, when
Judge Walter J. Bone of Nashville is
scheduled to preside over a mixed
Fifty iames were picked from the
jury boxpylonday by the Counftv Com
missioners, who will be summoned to
serve us jurors for the term. Those
Herman Layden, J. H. Hollowell,
C. F. Boyce, Leslie Morgan, Alfonso
Spivey, A. L. Hollowell. Daniel P.
Reeves, Bristow Perry, V. E. Boyce,
E. E. Hollowell, J. Willis McClenney,
Clarence Bass, W. H. (Saunders, Willie
White, C. E. Lupton, Guy L. Toppin,
I. R. Blanchard, J. T. Twine, W. H.
Bass, Henry Allen Bunch, W. C.
Bunch, T. J. Jackson, W. D. Pruden,
Jr., Dallas Jethro, Jr., John E. Perry,
Jr., G. 11. Harding, W. E. Jordan, Jr.,
Russell Byrum, Jack Stallings, J. B.
Ward, J. P. Partin, G. I. Boyce, J. C.
Byrum, Jr., H. J. White, Richard G.
Byrum, I. D. Spivey, W. D. Elliott,
J. Haywood Bunch, James W. Small,
Floyd W. Griffin, W. C. Owens, Earl
Jones, G. F. Harrell, Edward C. Ward,
Earl White, D. M. Carter, W. F.
Perry, Ralph Dail, C. Gibson Brickie.
Junior-Senior Play At
Chowan High March 19
“The Big Blow-Up”, a three-act
comedy by Robert St. Clair, has been
selected as the annual play of the
junior class of Chowan High School.
It will be presented in the school au
ditorium March 19 at 8 o'clock. The
proceeds will be used to help finance
the junior-senior (banquet.
The cast is composed of the fol
lowing students: Jacquelyn Bnnch,
Roger Spivey, Onidn Lane, Jack
Bunch, Ray Jordan. Peggy Turner,
Zenovah Hugo, Alvis Perry, Chester
Winslow, Carolyn 'Spivey, Elbert
Bunch and Esther Mae Jordan.
make the canvass In Edenton, bat
these ladies were unable to com*
plete their work before Wednes
day morning'. They will complete
the canvass by Friday and on (Fri
day night will ride about town
to pick np contributions if any
body was missed and turn on front
Still so be heard from are the
white and colored high schools in
Edenton. the County contributions,
handled by Miss Rebecca Colwell,
C. W. Overman, J. iB. Staall and
Mrs. OnnJe Charlton. (While the
total contributions are rtot
pected to reach last year’s $1,828.-
16 mark, County Chairman Buff
lap believes this year’s contribu
tions will reach at least SI,BOO.
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I Ernest Ward, Jr., To
Head 1953 Red Cross
Fund Raising Drive
Pilgrimage of Colonial Edenton
and Countryside Friday and Sat
urday, April 10 and 11.
Bloodmobile at Edenton armory
Friday, March 6. Give a pint of
blood for humanity’s sake.
Lions Club meets Monday night
at 7 o’clock.
Red Men meet Monday night at
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F.
& A. M., meets tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o’clock in the Court
Lions Club Minstrel Friday
night, April 10.
Woman’s Club art exhibition at
Penelope. Barker house Saturday
and Sunday, March 7 and 8.
Business and Professional Wo
( men’s Club spring fashion review
and card party at Hotel Joseph
Hewes Thursday night, March 5,
starting at 7:30 o’clock.
“Voices By the Sea,” Norfolk
choral ensemble, at colored school
gymnasium Sunday afternoon,
> March 8, at 3:30 o’clock.
Degree of Pocahontas Easter
dance Saturday night, April 4, in
the Edenton Armory.
VFW meets in Post’s home on
old Hertford Highway Tuesday
night at 8 o’clock.
Masonic oyster roast at Halsey
(Continued on Page Six)
Are Shaping Up For
Tour During April
‘ Inquiries Received From
Many Distant Places
' For Information
’ Plans for the third Colonial Pil
grimage to be held in Edenton, April
10-til, sponsored by the Edenton Wo
’ man’s Club, are shaping up rapidly
anti according to officials of the club
the pilgrimage this year promises to
be even better than the tours held in
’ 1949 and 1951, when thousands of
[ tourists flocked to the little town on
Queen Anne’s Creek to view the many
’ historical points of interest.
, The pilgrimage is being widely pub
, licized and from such a great deal
l of interest has arisen. Inquiries on
, the tour from many states, near and
. far, have already been received. Fold
ers are being sent to anyone desir
(Continued on Page Twelve)
1 VFW Post Dedicates
: New Home Sunday
i Membership of Post In
creased From 36 In
1947 to 145
c In the neighborhood of 100 men
> and women gathered at the VFW
" home on the old Hertford road iSun
’ day afternoon at 1 o’clock, when the
William H. Coffield, Jr., Post No.
9280, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of
ficially dedicated its new home. The
group included members of the local
post and a number of visitors includ
ing Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Coffield for
whose son the Post is named; Mrs.
A. C. Boyce, Miss Lena Jones, Miss
Evelyn Leary, Mayor and Mrs. Leroy
Haskett, Mr. and Mis. Graham Byrum,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde (Hollowell, Mr.
f and Mrs. John Mitchener, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Clarence Leary, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Edwin ißufflap, Mr. and Mrs. E. N.
Commander James Basnigbt extend
ed a hearty welcome to those who
were present for the occasion, after
Which Henry G. Quinn served as mas
ter of ceremonies.
A brief but impressive Post cere
mony was used in dedicating the build
ing, after which the invited guests
were introduced. Included also among
the visitors were Forrest Duncan of
Elizabeth City, Senior Vice Command
er of the Department of North Caro
lina who made the principal address
for the occasion, Elmer Brothers of
Elizabeth City, Senior Vice Command
er of the district and Mrs. Edna
(Continued on Bag* Seven)
$2.00 Per Year.
Accepts After Import
ant Meeting Tuesday
Organizations Asked to
Name One Director
At a meeting‘held in the Municipal
Building Tuesday night steps were
taken to secure a chairman for the
Chowan County Chapter of the Ameri
can Red 'Cross to succeed Geddes Pot
ter, who recently resigned and equal
ly important at this particular time
to name a chairman for the annua!
Red Cross fund raising drive which
already is far behind schedule.
While no county chapter chairman
was chosen, a group of names was
submitted from which it was hoped a
fund raising drive chairman could be
found. A committee composed of
Mayor Leroy Haskett, Dr. A. F.
Downum. W. J. Taylor, Mrs. J. W.
Davis and Geddes 'Potter was ap
pointed to contact the prospects and
on Wednesday morning Mayor Has
kett reported that Town Glerk Ernest
Ward, Jr., had agreed to serve as
this year’s fund raising drive chair
man. Mr. Ward will proceed immedi
ately to form an organization of
workers to canvass the entire county
for Red Cross funds.
It was decided that the chapter
should have from 12 to 24 directors
and in order to make up this board
each organization in the county is
asked to name one person who will
serve as a director and to attend
another meeting called for next (Mon
day night in the Municipal Building at
8 o’clock. From this board of directors
a chairman, vice chairman, secretary
and treasurer for the county chapter
will be elected.
The drive for funds will be held
this month and Chowan is asked to
raise about $3,300.
'Miss Jewel Graves, Red 'Cross field
representative, presided over Tues
day night’s meeting. Miss Graves
(Continued on Page Seven)
Woman’s Club Art
Exhibition Will Be
Held March 7 And 8
Hostesses Will Be On
Duty at Penelope
Members of the Edenton Woman’s
Club calls attention to the art ex
hibition which will be held at the
Penelope Barker House Saturday from
10 A. M., to 5:30 P. M., and again
'Sunday afternoon from 2 o’clock to
All those who desire to exhibit their
work are asked to take their pictures
to the Penelope Barker House not
later than from 10 A, M., to 6:30 P.
M., today (Thursday).
Hostesses will be at the Penelope
Barker House durin gthe entire time
the erhibition is open and the house
will be locked at night. (However,
the Woman’s Club will not he respon
sible for any of the work exhibited.
If there are any inquiries, please
phone Mrs. Martin Wisely, No. 372-J.
Cancer Clinic in
i City March 6th
The Northeastern Cancer Clinic
will be held Friday, March 6, in
Elizabeth City, at the Health Crater
with registration from 12:46-2:00. A
free chest X-ray will be given any
' one who wishes it along with the ex
amination of the five area s of the
body where cancer is most easily
found and cured.
There are no limitations as to sex,
i race, physical, or economic status at
r the Center. However, there are age
’ requirements. Women should be 35
■ or more; men should be 40 or over
• unless referred by their doctor or un
s less on e of tile “Seven Danger Sig
’ nals” or “Symptoms” are present. No
■ appointment is necessary but a priori
i ty may be secured by .writing the Can
cer Center, (Elizabeth City, for one.